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review 2018-09-01 11:00
Blog Tour with Excerpt, Giveaway & Release Week Review! Her Alpha Viking (Odin's Bastards #1) Sheryl Nantus!
Her Alpha Viking - Sheryl Nantus

 

 

BOOK SYNOPSIS


Former soldier Erik Harrison is a dead man walking. The sole survivor of an ambush, the guilt of losing his friends is crushing. He questions his own sanity, remembering the vision he saw as he was dying –– a battle angel come to collect his friends' souls.

 

Valkyrie Brenna Lund doesn't know why she failed in her duty to reap Erik's soul on the battlefield. He deserves his place with the other mighty warriors in Valhalla, and if she wants to return home, she has to kill him.

 

There are consequences for betraying the gods. But the closer Brenna and Erik become, the more they both want to risk everything for a future together. If only an immortal hunter weren’t sent to kill them both.

 

 

BOOK INFO
Her Alpha Viking by Sheryl Nantus
Series The Odin’s Bastards Series
Genre Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher Entangled Amara
Publication Date August 27, 2018

 

 

As Erik and Brenna become closer, the more they realize they want to risk everything for a future together.

 

This mythological based story is fascinating and romantic with strong, compelling characters that easily draw readers in and refuse to let go. The romance of this story has quite a few obstacles in the way of the happily ever after, one of which is the fact that Brenna was sent to kill Erik in order to correct her mistake. This causes quite a bit of emotional confusion as they struggle to stay alive and fight their very magnetic attraction to each other and readers can’t help but become ensnared by their journey to their future. The romance is also on the sweet side as it is a first love for Victoria and because of what she is, she doesn’t have much understanding of what is happening between her and Erik which makes readers smile and even gives them a few chuckles.

 

The plot is steady paced and flows smoothly from beginning to end, although the battles do seem to move at a faster pace because they are so thrilling and really get readers’ adrenaline pumping. There is never a dull moment to be found as the intriguing story is full of intrigue and exciting twists and turns that keeps readers guessing during this well developed and mesmerizing world.

 

This captivating new world has a unique take on Norse Mythology, is full of Valkyries and soldiers, and captivating characters that ensure readers will come back for more.

 

 

Add to your shelves at:

 

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40938794-her-alpha-viking

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/her-alpha-viking-by-sheryl-nantus

 

 


Her Alpha Viking is the 1st book in the Odin's Bastards series

 

http://www.sherylnantus.com/OdinsBastardsSeries.html

 

 

Amazon - https://amzn.to/2wjWy9O


Entangled Publishing - https://goo.gl/A8Nyy9


Barnes & Noble - https://goo.gl/Y9xZJA


Kobo - https://goo.gl/Msr8WG


iBooks - https://apple.co/2PzGae0


GPlay - http://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sheryl_Nantus_Her_Alpha_Viking?id=IAVnDwAAQBAJ

 

 

 

Freyja spied into your heart and knew you wouldn't be able to do it. She knew even before you did.


It should have been easy to take a tired, weary warrior. Even one like Erik.
The question now was why? This was the second time failing in her duty and she was no closer to finding out why.


She rubbed her face with her palm.


Brenna got to her feet and walked toward the bathroom. Maybe there was some sort of clue about him, something she could pick up. Her only memory of him before tonight had been almost a year ago and under very different circumstances.


The door was ajar, the water running. She edged close enough to look in.
The breath caught in her throat as she gazed at Erik Harrison, his bare torso gleaming with sweat in the dim light. The shredded remains of his shirt lay on the floor along with his jeans and shoes, kicked to the side in a jumbled heap. He wore only a pair of tight boxer briefs riding low on his hips.


It wasn't like she didn't know what a naked man looked like. Berserkers donned a scrap of bear fur as armor as they charged into battle, racing to a glorious death. Armored knights rode, encased in metal charging onto the battlefield. Soldiers from all times and places sat together in the Halls, fought every day and celebrated all night. She'd seen them all.


Including Erik, in the cage only a few hours ago, facing his opponent and going down to defeat wearing much the same as he had on now.


But this... this was different.


He wasn't perfect, far from it. Erik's chest was dotted with white puckered scars, some the size of nickels and others as short slashes. As he turned she saw his back and other, older marks showing previous battles. Yet it didn't seem to detract from the power coming off him in waves, the silent strength evident with every move, every shift of his body. The muscles were tight and well-defined, not an inch of fat on his frame.


He winced as he pressed a damp cloth to the mottled bruises over his left rib cage. Matty had focused in on that during the fight and it showed. The swollen cut over his eye had stopped bleeding and was already going down but it still warranted a cleaning and a fresh bandage.


She couldn't take her eyes off him. The toned muscles seemed to be calling to her urging her to soothe his distress with her touch, offer to take the pain away somehow. Images flashed through her mind of the couples she'd seen in the shadows of the Great Halls, lovers stealing away for some private time before the never-ending battles started at dawn.


Brenna clenched her fingers, digging her nails into the skin to stay still. A flash of heat between her legs shocked her and she pressed her knees together, cursing in silence.


What is this madness?

 

 

To celebrate the release of HER ALPHA VIKING by Sheryl Nantus, we're giving away for a $25 Amazon gift card!

 

LINK: http://bit.ly/2o4FEIl

 

 

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open internationally. One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Entangled Publishing. Giveaway ends 9/9/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Entangled Publishing will send one winning prize, Pure Textuality PR will deliver the other. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.

 

 

SHERYL NANTUS is an award-winning romance writer published by Entangled, St. Martin's Press/Swerve, and Harlequin's Carina Press.

 

When she's not writing about hunky heroes, she is sipping tea, playing board games and writing haiku.

 

A total fangirl at heart, she met her husband through an online fanfiction community and currently lives in Pennsylvania.


AUTHOR LINKS:


Website - http://sherylnantus.com/


Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/AuthorSherylNantus


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


Goodreads - https://goo.gl/dxC4fs


Amazon - https://amzn.to/2P1Qjij

 

 

 

 


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review 2018-07-25 10:00
Release Week Review! Twice Turned (The Wolves of Hemlock Hollow #2) Heather McCorkle!
Twice Turned - Heather McCorkle

 

 

Four years ago, Ayra's father is forcing her to marry to make alliances, her brother has gone off the deep end in a big way, and to top it all off, her reaper powers have been awakened, something she hoped would never happen. Who the hell wants to put down other werewolves for a living?

 

And now, just as she's starting to figure out her place in the world, Vidar's back from Iceland, looking hotter than ever and still managing to ring all her bells with just a look. All Ayra wants to do is lose herself in him, in the past, but it's never going to happen. He's only back and paying attention to her because she's the reaper. And there's a little snag in the form of a vow of celibacy he took.

The sparks are undeniable, and Vidar swears he's the only one who can help her on her journey. But he already left her once...

 

Each book in the Wolves of Hemlock Hollow series is STANDALONE:
*Once Bitten
*Twice Turned

 

 

Ayra is finally starting to figure out her place in the world when Vidar’s returns to Iceland looking hotter than ever but he’s only paying attention to her because she’s the reaper although he swears he’s the only one who can help her on her journey.

 

Ayra and Vidar’s are both strong, compelling characters whom easily pull readers in with lots of emotional saturated events that keep them connected to the story and the characters because they just have to find out what is going to happen. Vidar and Ayra’s romance is quite a ride of ups and downs because of the issues facing Ayra and of course the whole being forced to marry in order to make alliances but also because to the pain of past issues, but the sizzling chemistry is undeniable and readers can feel it heating up the pages during this couple’s journey.

 

Twice Turned is a fast paced and smooth flowing, full of thrills and excitement as Ayra and Vidar try to stop her brother and deal with Ayra’s reaper powers. Surprising twists along the way ensure that the readers don’t want to put the book down, especially as they discover just how far off the deep end her brother has fallen and that’s not to mention all the assassins coming out the woodwork at every turn.

 

I haven’t read the first book in The Wolves of Hemlock Hollow series, yet, I had a little trouble at first with picking up on the structure and unique elements and unfamiliar words that this fascinating world is comprised of, but Heather McCorkle describes her world and her characters in vivid detail which brings it all to life and though I recommend it be read in order, it doesn't have to be. I will definitely be checking out more books by this author and of course reading Once Bitten and looking forward to the next one is this series.

 

 

Twice Turned

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40698170-twice-turned

 

Author - http://heathermccorkle.wixsite.com/heathermccorkle/twice-turned

 

 

is the 2nd book in the The Wolves of Hemlock Hollow series -

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/203345-the-wolves-of-hemlock-hollow

 

 

which includes


1 Once Bitten

 

 

Twice Turned is available in ebook at:

 

Entangled Publishing - https://entangledpublishing.com/twice-turned.html

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F6NGPL1?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Twice%20Turned

 

A-Au - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07F6NGPL1?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Twice%20Turned

 

A-UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F6NGPL1?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Twice%20Turned

 

A-Ca - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07F6NGPL1?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Twice%20Turned

 

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/9781640635982?name=Twice%20Turned

 

iBooks - http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781640635982?name=Twice%20Turned&uo=8&at=1010lsQz

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?Query=9781640635982&name=Twice%20Turned

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Heather_McCorkle_Twice_Turned?id=cI1iDwAAQBAJ

 

 

First and foremost, I love to read! Fantasy, sci-fi, historical, romance, and horror are my favorites.

 

I am an author of historical romance, paranormal, and fantasy. When I'm not volunteering for the IS Foundation, writing, or surfing my social networking sites, I can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or paddleboarding. As a native Oregonian, I enjoy the outdoors almost as much as the worlds I create on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest, though, you can find me on my website, and the first Monday of every month on Twitter where I co-moderate the #WritersRoad chat.

 

 

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

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4957267.Heather_McCorkle

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/heather-mccorkle

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Heather-McCorkle/211058455603533

 

Pintrest - http://pinterest.com/heathermccorkle/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/HeatherMcCorkle

 

G+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/102206420920165089552

 

 

 

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text 2018-01-23 21:31
Reading progress: 21%.
Academy of Magic - Linsey Hall

Interesting addition to the worldbuilding is a sentient, vocal bookstore plus a possibly over the top new character (Tabitha, who is reminding me of first released Star Wars "these are not the droids you are looking for" power of the force).

 

 

I could do without the teenage-style can't-glance-away-even-at-inappropriate lust moments between her and Cade.  Oh, I want the romance promised in first book but not for it to devolve into teenager-y stuff (particularly as neither are teenagers).

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review 2017-01-29 21:20
Book Review of The Vampire's Fake Fiancée (Nocturne Falls Book 5) by Kristen Painter
The Vampire's Fake Fiancee (Nocturne Falls) (Volume 5) - Kristen Painter

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.

 

The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

 

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

 

Sebastian Ellingham isn’t known for being a happy vampire. And when his long estranged wife returns expecting to pick up where they left off, things take a sharp turn toward cranky. Sure he’s been protecting her for centuries, but her assumption that he’s still available (he is) rankles.

 

His answer is to hire a woman to play his fiancée. The lucky victim is Tessa Blythe, sister of one of the town’s deputies, librarian in need of a job and, oh yes, reluctant Valkyrie. Playing along with Sebastian is all about the end game: earning the position of Dean of Library Studies at the local private academy.

 

When unexpected sparks fly between them, they agree to mutually deny the attraction. Fate, however, has other plans…

 

Review 5*

 

This is the fifth book in the Nocturne Falls series. I loved it!

 

Sebastian Ellingham is a wonderful character in my opinion and I liked him a lot. Having been introduced as Hugh's grouchy older brother in earlier books, he intrigued me. Therefore, when I realised that this book was his story I became rather excited. Sebastian has a reason to be grouchy in my opinion. He made a promise a long time ago and he has not broken it. Now Evangeline, his estranged wife, has returned, hoping to get back together. In a fit of anger, he announces he's engaged. Enter Tessa Blythe. Unfortunately, he is unprepared for the feelings she makes him feel, even as his attraction for her grows.

 

Tessa Blythe is also a wonderful character. I liked her a lot too. She is a Valkyrie, but has chosen a life as a librarian rather than a warrior due to an event that happened in her past and it made her afraid of her own temper. During an interview for the Dean of Library Studies at Harmswood school in Nocturne Falls, she finds herself embroiled in a deception as Sebastian's Fiancée. However, as she gets to know Sebastian better she finds herself drawn to him.

 

I started to read and didn't put it down until I had finished it. In fact, it felt like I'd only just started it when I finished. I flew through the story I was that absorbed. I enjoyed meeting the various residents of Nocturne Falls and getting to know them better.

 

The story is told through the eyes of both Sebastian and Tessa and it took me on an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. The reader is also introduced to several characters including Tessa's sister, Jenna, and Jenna's work colleague, Alex Cruz, who are both deputies and work for Sheriff Hank Merrow, as well as Greaves, Sebastian's Rook and friend. Then there is Evangeline. I must admit that, although I didn't have an instant dislike for her, I found her to be rather self-centered and spoilt. Granted, she was born in a different era and grew up with different expectations. Nevertheless, her attitude towards Sebastian made me want to shake her, or at least slap her.

 

I have really enjoyed reading this series and watching the characters grow. In this book, there is a lot more character development for not only Sebastian, but for Tessa too. They each take an amazing journey of discovery about themselves that made me feel proud of them. There is a little more action in this storyline too, with danger in the form of Evangeline, but it was the scene between Sebastian and Duncan (Tessa's cat) in his office that tugged at my heart the most.

 

As I've mentioned in other reviews, I'm not a huge fan of insta-love; I like characters to have time to get to know each other better. This story is more in line with this compared to the first two books in the series. The story is a romance and I enjoyed watching Sebastian's and Tessa's relationship grow. I reached the end of the book and was left with a warm fuzzy feeling as I enjoy a happy ending. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series, The Shifter Romances The Writer, as soon as I can.

 

Kristen Painter has written a wonderful paranormal romance. I enjoyed her writing style, which is fast paced and entertaining. The flow was wonderful too. I would definitely read more of this author's books in the future.

 

There are no scenes of an explicit sexual nature (the scenes fade or are implied and not shown), nor is there any bad language. Therefore, I recommend this book to older teens and highly recommend this book to readers who love paranormal, supernatural or urban fantasy romances. - Lynn Worton

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review 2016-03-29 10:30
Release Day Review

The Undoing – Shelly Laurenston

The Undoing - Goodreads

Amazon    B&N     Tantor Media -Audio    ARe    BAM – print   

BAM – ebook    Kensington-print    Kensington-ebook    Kobo

Book Depository    Indigo-print    Indigo-ebook    GooglePlay   

   

  

Call of Crows-Shelly Laurentson

Call of Crows-Goodreads 

   

Shelly Laurenston     G.A. Aiken   

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Shelly’s Books-author    Shelly’s Books-Goodreads

 

 

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