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review 2018-09-25 15:47
Pre-Review Thoughts: The Splendour Falls
The Splendour Falls - Susanna Kearsley,Barbara Rosenblat

The Splendour Falls

by Susanna Kearsley
narrated by Barbara Rosenblat


I have been enjoying Susanna Kearsley as far as the only couple other books I've read by her, so it was probably inevitable that I'd come across a disappointment--I just hadn't expected it so early on.  The Splendour Falls dragged something awful, and the truth is, the actual story's conflict doesn't even quite surface until about 8 hours into the audio book; 8 hours out of a 12 hour audio book.

As I had had a good impression of Kearsley since the first book I'd read, I'm hoping the next one will be a bit better.  I've noted that The Splendour Falls is apparently NOT her best work, and there's a general consensus that it might even be one of her lesser novels.  The book is still beautifully written, with lovely characters whom, while abundant and sometimes hard to keep track of, sort of came alive.  Except for our main heroine, Emily... she continued to be the boring speshul snowflake and I had a hard time relating to her.

I will have a full review out soon.

 

 



 

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Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2018/09/pre-review-thoughts-splendour-falls.html
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review 2018-09-25 14:16
Review: Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs
Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs

Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack... and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.

Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna's inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all of the pack.

I read and love the Mercy Thompson series so of course I wanted to read this series as well and I’m happy that I did.

Of course I already know most of the world and setting from the Mercy books and some of the characters but of course we get some new elements and storyline and some more new characters and that made the book just great and fun to read.

I should say that I never was  big fan of Bran, Sam and especially Charles and had a bit of a rough start with Charles in the beginning. But at the end he stated growing on me…. I’m still not his biggest fan and more than once wanted to punch him but I did up liking and understanding more of him.

Also I did not read the pre-quell Alpha & Omega and think it would have helped especially in the beginning of the book. I was a bit confused but things cleared up fairly fast.

Anna, I really enjoyed her , while she started out pretty timid and quiet you could still tell she is a pretty strong charades, She thinks things through and she will not back to down from people. She is really kinda feisty and of course has her funny moments.

Charles as mentioned not my fav but he is growing on me. Anna just makes him so much more likable. But I did enjoy seeing a bit more of his magic from his mom’s site .

I liked how Anna and Charles grew and got to know each other as mates and as a couple throughout the book, it was fun to follow them.

Bran, like I said earlier he I never really liked him all that much but after this book I actually like him a lot. We learn a lot more about him, his history and really Charles and Sam’s history as well .

Asil. Ohhh Asil, I really liked him, he became one of my favorites in this book, I knew from the first time we meet him there is more to him. I just like everything about him.

Overall I really enjoy this book, I really enjoyed and looking forward to learn more about Omegas I thought it was very interesting. I also liked the witch part and always love a good witch stories and such.

So in short I really enjoyed this first book in this series and looking forward to book two

I rate it 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-09-25 11:00
Release Day Review! Touch the Sky (Mated By Fate #2) Kari Cole!

 

 

Keep to yourself. Focus on the job.

 

Sheriff Vaughn Ellis’s very existence as a rare double-shifter defies the natural order. It also makes it extremely difficult for him to get close to anyone. To trust anyone. It’s nothing Vaughn can’t handle, until a seductively sweet woman arrives in Black Robe, and suddenly he can’t think about anything but her.

 

The product of a witch/werewolf pairing, Hannah Cochran gets the odd-wolf-out thing. But when she uncovers a major threat to the lycanthrope world, she finds herself playing nice with the sexy sheriff. Abiding by the law isn’t usually Hannah’s style, but nothing catches her breath quite like the commanding attraction she feels toward Vaughn.

 

Working closely together only intensifies their fated connection, making it impossible to deny—or resist. Hannah fears that getting involved puts Vaughn in danger. But when she becomes the target, it’s Vaughn who’ll have to decide which rules he’s willing to break to save the woman he can’t live without.

 

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise : all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

 

This book is approximately 89,000 words

 

Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Mackenzie Walton

 


The second story in the Marked By Fate series is an exciting and touching romance that grabs readers attention and refuses to let go. Sheriff Vaughn Ellis as an eagle – wolf hybrid intrigued readers in Hunt the Moon and now he’s enthralling them along with the witch – wolf hybrid Hannah Cochran who’s in major trouble and sinking fast. These strong, bold characters are easily connected to and reader can’t help but feel for them as they struggle with their emotional and trust issues, the intense situation, prejudices and their sizzling attraction. Fate won’t stand back and let them ignore the chemistry so it builds to red hot proportions that causes their connection to intensify as they work end up having to work closely together if want to survive.

 

Thrills and adrenaline pumping suspense keeps readers on the edge as Hannah tries to stay ahead of the bad guys while trying to discover their secrets so that she can stop their evil deeds. Vaughn and Hannah’s relationship adds to the tension filled, fast paced and smooth flowing plot that has few surprising twists along the way that keeps everyone on their tender hooks. The social interactions between the pack members also adds drama and emotional turmoil as well as strife to the story and the author does a fantastic job of building the atmosphere of the story that readers can practically feel all the strain and turbulence that spills from the pages of this story which also means that they feel the good emotions as well. So, far Kari Cole is promising to be another favorite for me as I have become quite captivated by the world and the members of this pack.

 

 

Add to your shelves -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40576579-touch-the-sky

 

BookBub- https://www.bookbub.com/books/touch-the-sky-by-kari-cole

 

 

Touch the Sky is the 2nd book in the Mated by Fate series -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/231920-mated-by-fate

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Kari-Cole/e/B07CPGQMYS/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 

 

which includes -

 

1 Hunt the Moon
2 Touch the Sky
& 3 Stalk the Shadows (May 2019)

 

 

AVAILABLE in ebook at:

 

Carina Press - https://www.carinapress.com/shop/books/9781488099540_touch-the-sky.html


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LNA084


Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2smw46m


iBooks: https://apple.co/2LKHTeq


Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/touch-the-sky-13


Google Play: http://bit.ly/2LP1lqL


BAM!: http://bit.ly/2kG3CYQ


Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2HYs3tR


Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2I0MS7F


Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2MC3kiv

 

 

Kari Cole is an award-winning author of paranormal romances. Her action-packed stories have earned several awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart®, Kiss of Death’s Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and Toronto Romance Writers’ Catherine. She lives in upstate New York with her college sweetheart, two way-too-smart-for-their-own-good sons, and a ridiculous labradoodle named for the bravest of Star Wars heroes, Artoo.

 

She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as the Capital Region Romance Writers, the Golden Network, Kiss of Death, and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal (FF&P) chapters.

 

 

Website - https://www.karicoleauthor.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17982981.Kari_Cole

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/karicoleauthor/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/KariColeAuthor

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/4908676/record_interest

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/karicoleauthor/

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/kari-cole/author,5060268

 

 

 

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review 2018-09-25 11:00
Release Day Review! Uncontrollable (Beyond Human #3) Nina Croft!

 

 

Quinn Sutherland, second in command of the Tribe, a group of powerful telepaths, has always been certain of who and what he is — one of the good guys. All he wants is to keep his friends safe — no easy feat when everyone in the world is after them. While on a rescue mission, he meets a mysterious FBI agent, who appears to know a lot about them, and seems to want the same thing he does. But her assignment could literally mean the death of him…

 

When Melody Lyons is inducted into the Federation’s elite Time Control Unit, it’s the pinnacle of her ambitions. Only when she’s sent back to the twenty-first century to eliminate a group of rogue time travelers, she never guesses she’ll fall for a man who died two thousand years ago… Quinn awakens emotions she hadn’t known existed, and for the first time, her loyalties are tested.

 

 

The third book in the Beyond Human series is quite interesting with thrills, romance and some very intriguing elements. Quinn and Melody are solid convincing characters that readers can relate to which makes it easy to become caught up in their story. The romance has an unusual obstacle to be overcome which keeps this relationship on pins and needles throughout the story no matter how strong this couple’s sizzling attraction is and since the stronger the attraction gets the harder Quinn and Melody try to keep emotions tucked in tight and keep their objectives in sight at all times. This keeps the sparks flying as well as keeping emotional turmoil flowing from the pages and ensures that readers want to know every last detail of this couples’ romantic journey to their happily ever after.

 

Thrills and interesting elements keep readers turning the pages of this steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot. First, Melody is from the future so that gives readers a word of possibilities for readers to imagine and adds to the adrenaline pumping atmosphere of the story and then there is the all the exciting events that keeps readers on the hanging on the edge of their seat, prison breaks, shoot outs, astonishing secrets revealed and a trip through time and space with some surprises along the way as well. Unfortunately, this series should be read in sequential order in order to get maximum understanding of the events taking place as readers may feel as if they have dropped into the middle (this would be me as I missed the first two), also while this couple gets their happy for now, the story ends on a cliffhanger so readers have to wait impatiently to find out what happens next.

 

 

Author's Book Page - http://www.ninacroft.com/book/uncontrollable-beyond-human-3/

 

 

Add to your shelves -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41442728-uncontrollable

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/uncontrollable-by-nina-croft

 

 

Uncontrollable is the 3rd book in the Beyond Human series -

 

Author - http://www.ninacroft.com/book-series/beyond-human/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/187426-beyond-human

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H7QPM8X?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

which includes -

 

.5 No More Lies (The Telephath Chronicles anthology)
1 Unthinkable
2 Unspeakable
3 Uncontrollable

 

 


AVAILABLE in print or ebook -

Entangled - https://entangledpublishing.com/uncontrollable.html

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H28K56V?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Uncontrollable

 

A-UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07H28K56V?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Uncontrollable

 

A-AU - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07H28K56V?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Uncontrollable

 

A-CA - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07H28K56V?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Uncontrollable

 

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/9781640636774?name=Uncontrollable

 

iBooks - http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781640636774?name=Uncontrollable&uo=8&at=1010lsQz

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/uncontrollable-9

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nina_Croft_Uncontrollable?id=iShrDwAAQBAJ

 

Growing up in the cold, wet, north of England, Nina Croft spent a lot of time dreaming of faraway sunnier places and ponies. When she discovered both, along with a whole load of other things, could be found between the covers of a book, her life changed forever.

 

Later, she headed south, picked up the perfect husband along the way, and together they volunteered to work in Africa. There they discovered a love of exotic places and a dislike of 9-5 work. Afterward they spent a number of years travelling (whenever possible) intermingled with working (whenever necessary.) Eventually they stumbled upon a remote area in the mountains of southern Spain and the small almond farm they now call home.

 

Nina spends her days reading, writing and riding her mare, Gencianna, under the blue Spanish skies—sunshine and ponies. She reckons this is proof that dreams really can come true if you want them enough.

 

Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction

 

 

 

Website - http://www.ninacroft.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3378320.Nina_Croft

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/nina-croft

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Nina_Croft

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NinaCroft.Writer/?ref=br_rs

 

 

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review 2018-09-25 08:10
Release Blitz w/Review - Small-Town Sweetheart

 

Small Town Sweetheart by Toni Aleo is available NOW!

 

 

 

Amazon -- https://amzn.to/2CHoOJI

iBooks -- http://bit.ly/SweetheartiBooks

B&N(Nook) -- http://bit.ly/SweetheartNook

Kobo -- http://bit.ly/SweetheartKobo

 

Delaney Abbot has never wanted to live anywhere other than Spring Grove, Kentucky. She loves the town, the people, and the whiskey made right down the road at McElroy’s Distillery. If only she could find a man in her beloved small town worthy of all that love she has to give.

 

The first thing Reed McElroy did when he finished high school was get the heck out of Spring Grove, Kentucky. He’s happy with his life as a veterinarian in the big city, and he would just as soon never step foot in his small town again. Delaney has had a crush on Reed since she was knee-high to a grasshopper, but he never looked at her the same way.

 

Now that tragedy has dragged him back home kicking and screaming, Reed has no choice but to make peace with a past clouded by small-mindedness and judgment. He is forced to see his hometown through grown-up eyes, and everywhere he looks, he finds local sweetheart Delaney. It seems like everyone in Spring Grove loves her. So, why shouldn’t he?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small-Town Sweetheart (The Spring Grove Series Book 2)Small-Town Sweetheart by Toni Aleo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #2, in The Spring Grove series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment, I recommend reading this series in order.

Reed has to come home due to tragedy. While there he catches up with old friends, and Delaney. They have sparks between them that causes both good and bad.

Delaney and Reed have known one another basically their whole lives. This attraction between them is new. The heat is growing and they run into one another everywhere.

This was such a slow burn. The heat just builds between the characters until they are nearly scorched from it. I love the banter, and this series just has the most amazing people in it to read about.


****This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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Don't miss out on Not The One - get it now! 

Amazon -- https://amzn.to/2NYvIf0

iBooks -- http://bit.ly/NTOiBooks

B&N(Nook) -- http://bit.ly/NTONook

Kobo -- http://bit.ly/NTOKobo

 

 

About the Author:

 

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.

I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.

I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!

When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.

I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?
 

Connect with Toni!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tonialeo1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToniAleo1

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/toni_aleo/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/tonialeo1/

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2yGqqR6

 

 

 

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