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review 2019-04-18 20:47
Book Review for Cipher by Larissa Ione
Cipher: A Demonica Underworld Novella Kindle Edition - Larissa Ione
 
 


  • Cipher by Larissa Ione
  • A Demonica Underworld Novella
  •  
  • File Size: 382 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated (April 9, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 9, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07KQP2ZLH
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • Arc copy Provided for honest review

In the war between good and evil, sometimes the biggest battles take place inside the soul…and the heart.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes CIPHER, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

About CIPHER:

Purchase Universal Amazon Kindle Link-
https://bookgoodies.com/a/B07KQP2ZLH

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series…

 
 

It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.

 

Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.

 

Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself…

 

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do. **

 
 
 

“Ione has made a major name for herself with her amazing Demonica series.”

 
~ Romantic Times Book Reviews
 
Let's start of by saying this is one of my favorite authors and anything she writes I just love she definitely and auto buy author for us and we are really loving this on going series and its character's. Cipher and Lyre are one of my favorite character pair especially after this current story as they turned out to be perfect for one another.
 
Cipher who was once an angel now Unfallen and soon to be True Fallen is coming into his own powers. He is trapped in another dimension and is being tortured over and over again to again access to information that could effect hundreds of lives but,more is in play than just that and he needs to escape before he breaks and betrays the ones he loves.
 
Lyre is Ciphers handler tasked by Bael to extract the information he wants at any means and she decides she is up to the job to further her own wants and desires to enact her own revenge of the wrongs done to her.
 
We loved this story from cover to cover.The story was gripping and suspenseful and had wonderful evil character's.We loved Cipher from the onset of the story and that he fought as hard as he did to protect the ones he loves.
 
A friendship was forged in the pits of hell and now Lyre is examining her own choices that she's made and fines she no longer needs to seek the vengeance on those who wronged her so long ago.
 
We loved Cipher and Lyre as they had some major chemistry going on between them and I found them to be perfect one another even with all the obstacles standing between them.I love the fact that Lyre was able to retain her sweetness and kindness living in and living with such evil on a daily basis.We loved how she was willing to make great sacrifices in order to help Cipher in preserving his secrets.
 
Cipher I found to be sexy as sin and no matter his dire circumstances retained his sense of humor that made us laugh out loud more than once.Lyre was just one of those character's that there is more than meets the eye than what's is on the surface as she has learned to mask her feelings and keep her secrets. 
 
Overall we really loved this story it was packed with action and adventure,was intriguing,had tons of drama,healing and finding love in all the wrong places.The story kept me glued to the pages the entire time and we loved the character's both good and evil.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
About Larissa Ione:
 
Larissa Ione is a N
ew York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.
 

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review 2019-04-18 14:31
Review: Crimson Lake (Crimson Lake #1) by Candice Fox
Crimson Lake - Candice F. Ransom

 

Crimson Lake, by Sydney-based, Ned Kelly Award-winning author Candice Fox, is a thrilling contemporary crime novel set in Queensland, Australia, perfect for readers of authors like James Patterson, Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner, and Tana French.

 

 

How do you move on when the world won’t let you?

12:46: Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop

12:47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her

12:52: The girl is missing . . .

Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time—that’s all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey’s life. Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction,Ted is now a free man—and public enemy number one. Maintaining his innocence, he flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.

There, Ted’s lawyer introduces him to eccentric private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer. Not entirely convinced Amanda is a cold-blooded killer, Ted agrees to help with her investigation, a case full of deception and obsession, while secretly digging into her troubled past. The residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move... and the town offers no place to hide.

 

 

 

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher via Bookish First and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

 

TW: This book is about a guy accused of a crime on a minor.

 

 

 

I really enjoyed this book, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

It is basically three mysteries in one book. Three different crimes and three different suspects. You would think it gets confusing but it really doesn’t. The writing is great and even though the three different stories in one, it is super easy to follow.  

It takes place in Australia, I never been there yet I had a great picture if it form the book, I really enjoyed the world building. It was well described but not overly, just the right amount.

The book, keeps you guessing, it gets you close and then jus leaves you with more question until the end. Something friendship and relationship wise I saw coming but the main plot and “who done it”, I did not see coming as much if at all. I thought about it a couple times but then was like “nahhhh” but that is just part of how the story plays with you.    

One of my favorite parts of the book were the “Dear Jake” letters, creepy and fun to read.

Characters, I liked them and I liked the mix of a bit of everything. From nice to bad and the weird and everything in between.

I liked Ted…. I think …..for the most part I liked him but there were a few definite moments and actions I was really  weirded-out by him and not sure what to think of him , But I think that was meant to be by the author.

I really liked Amanda, even with all her quirks … maybe even more so.  She also brought a bit of humor into the story.

Fabina….. I’m honestly not sure about her … maybe we see more if her next book.

 I liked how everything came together at the end, and how other things left a bit open for the next book.

I for one, am really looking forward to read book two.

I rate this book 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-04-18 11:00
New Release Review! Grave Destiny (Alex Craft #6) Kalayna Price!

 

 

Good Morning, Readers! Today, I am sharing the newest release from Kalayna Price! Enjoy and don't forget to add Grave Destiny to your shelves!

 

 

 

 

 

Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, and that makes her a dangerous enemy for anyone with something to hide. . . .

 

Alex is still trying to come to terms with her changing powers and her growing ties to Faerie when a case she’d rather avoid falls right into her lap. A fae prince desperately needs Alex to investigate a politically sensitive murder. She reluctantly agrees to the case, taking FIB agent Falin Andrews along as her backup.

 

But as Alex begins to delve into the mystery, she realizes that the intricate web of alliances and intrigue in the Faerie courts is strained to its limits. War is about to break out, one that threatens to spill over into the mortal realm. This murder is tied right to the center of centuries-old arcane unrest, and if Alex isn’t careful she may follow the twisting path ahead of her right into her grave end.

 

 

While trying to come to terms with her changing powers and her growing ties to Faerie, Alex is asked to investigate a politically sensitive murder by a fae prince. With FIB agent Falin Andrews along as her backup, Alex soon discovers that the intricate of web of alliances and intrigue in the Faerie courts is strained to the limits and war is about to break out.

 

Adrenaline pumping thrills and chills abound throughout this explosive Alex Craft novel. Falin and Alex’s chemistry sizzles with lots of sparks as she reluctantly allows him to back her up but their relationship is still full of emotional turmoil and obstacles that has Falin holding back. The story also has hints of chemistry between Alex and other previous relationships which adds to the spice and turmoil of the story, while also adding depth to the characters.

 

Readers have to keep turning the pages as the fast pace of the intriguing and adrenaline pumping events ensure that there is never a dull moment to be found throughout, while remarkable twists surprise readers along the way ensuring that they can’t possibly guess what might happen next. The conclusion is one that readers can’t possible imagine beforehand and the suspense of the story covers both Alex’s personal life including her growing abilities and the happenings in the courts which makes this story so entertaining that readers don’t want to blink in case they miss something.

 

 

 

Author's Book Page - http://www.kalayna.com/books/detail;name=Grave%20Destiny

 


 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30370562-grave-destiny

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/grave-destiny-kalayna-price/book,13984048

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/grave-destiny-by-kalayna-price-2019-04-03

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1044225

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=3mJjDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=kalayna+price+grave+destiny&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBzpeXvsHhAhULXK0KHb9bDZUQ6AEIKjAA

 

 

 

 

Grave Destiny is the 6th book in the Alex Craft series

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/49844-alex-craft

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FK3CT86?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

Penguin - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/AI6/an-alex-craft-novel/

 

 

1 Grave Witch
2 Grave Dance
2.5 Kicking It Anthology
3 Grave Memory
4 Grave Visions
5 Grave Ransom
6 Grave Destiny

 


7th & Final Alex Novel - @late 2020 or early 2021

 

 

 

AVAILABLE in print, ebook or audio

 

Penguin - https://www.penguin.com/book/grave-destiny-by-kalayna-price/9780451416599

 

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

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grave-destiny-kalayna-price/1129054209?ean=9780451416599#/

 

BaM - https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Grave-Destiny/Kalayna-Price/9780451416599?id=6344013310502

 

BookDepository - https://www.bookdepository.com/Grave-Destiny-Kalayna-Price/9780451416599?ref=grid-view&qid=1549933483769&sr=1-1

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/grave-destiny/id1409215021?mt=11

 

IndieBound - https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780451416599?aff=penguinrandom

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/search?q=9781101595114&c=books&PAffiliateID=1011ld4r

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/grave-destiny-1

 

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/grave-destiny/id1409215021?mt=11

 

Audible - https://www.amazon.com/Grave-Destiny-Alex-Craft-Book/dp/B07PW9YR7D/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

 

 

USA Today Bestselling author Kalayna Price writes the Alex Craft Novels, a new dark urban fantasy series from Roc, and the Novels of Haven from Bell Bridge Books. Her works have been translated into several languages and are available (or have been contracted for release) in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Poland, Russia, and Germany. Kalayna draws her ideas from the world around her, her studies into ancient mythologies, and her obsession with classic folklore. Her stories contain not only the mystical elements of fantasy, but also a dash of romance, a bit of gritty horror, some humor, and a large serving of mystery. Kalayna is a member of SFWA and RWA, and an avid hula-hoop dancer who has been known light her hoop on fire. To find out more, please visit her at www.kalayna.com


 

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

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2803627.Kalayna_Price

 

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

 

Twitter - http://twitter.com/Kalayna

 

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/KalaynaPrice

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kalayna-price

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-04-18 10:55
New Release Review! Embodied (Coven of the Raven #3) Shona Husk!

 

 

Welcome back, readers! Today, I am visiting with the Coven of the Raven to discuss thier recent dealings with a goddess! Enjoy and don't forget to add Embodied by Shona Husk to your shelves!

 

 

 

A love potion gone wrong leads to a goddess hijacking Alexis’s body. Now Alexis will do anything to catch her boss's eye. It’s unfortunate that he starts to notice her for all the wrong reasons. Such as the army of cats following her around.

 

Peyton Kilpatrick has always kept his relationship with Alexis professional despite the simmering interest. But something has changed, she crackles with magic and she wants more from him than he’s able to give. As a witch and a lawyer his life is complicated enough, throw in a hell hound bite that causes all kinds of side effects around the full moon and he really isn’t boyfriend material.

 

When Alexis finally gets Peyton in bed, things get hairy. Peyton reveals what he is and convinces her to give up her new-found power. If she doesn’t get rid of the goddess inhabiting her body, she’ll die.


 

 

Alexis’s body has been hijacked by a goddess and while she is willing to do anything to catch the eye of her boss, he finally takes notice for all the wrong reasons. Despite his interest, Peyton is determined to keep the relationship professional until Alexis shows up for work crackling from magic and wanting more from him than he’s able to give.

 

This fascinating and entertaining story explodes from the pages with lots of sizzling chemistry and scorching heat between Alexis and Peyton, which could be a bad thing is this case as a goddess could cost Alexis and Peyton their lives. Which makes this relationship a bit of complicated mess with lots of emotional turmoil that readers can’t help but become caught up in as Peyton tries to convince Alexis what will happen to her if she continues on the path that she is on. Although, the characters are a perfect match for each other, readers may find that they are both a little too emotionally needy and ready to take the easiest solution to their problems and issues.

 

The story is fast paced and full of intriguing and unique elements that involve witches, hellhound shifters, goddesses, possession, ravens and a whole gang of cats. The story is full of scorching passion, hot scenes of intimacy and thrilling suspense that keeps readers glued to the pages of this entertaining read.

 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40723450-embodied

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/embodied-shona-husk/book,14002964

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/embodied-coven-of-the-raven-3-by-shona-husk

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1044176

 

 

 

 

 

Embodied is the 3rd book in the Coven of the Raven series

 

Author - http://www.shonahusk.com/paranormal-romance/coven-of-the-raven/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/237370-coven-of-the-raven

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L6N5BPT?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 


1 Cursed
2 Hunted
3 Embodied

 

 

#4 Stolen


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40723452-stolen


 

AVAILABLE in ebook

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NPJRPYN/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130945880?ean=9780992553050

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/embodied/id1456495800?_bbid=11973341&mt=11

 

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

 

 

Romance author Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back.

With over forty published stories, ranging from sensual to scorching, she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance.

 

Sign up to receive my newsletter and some free stories.


 

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

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3464665.Shona_Husk

 

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

 

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

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/shona-husk

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-04-17 14:57
Anything But a Duke by Christy Carlyle
Anything But a Duke: The Duke's Den - Christy Carlyle

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

Second in the Duke's Den series that follows three friends who invest together, Anything But a Duke follows the one without a title, Aidan Iverson. He's been able to rise from a childhood where the mother he can't remember left him and his sister and amassed great wealth. What he can't seem to overcome is the snobbery of the ton and certain doors remain closed to him. He decides that marrying an aristocrats daughter is his gateway to all these doors.

Diana doesn't want to get married and is trying to keep her family afloat by creating an invention that members of the Duke's Den will want to invest in. Her and her mother come to an agreement that if by the end of the month, if her invention doesn't become profitable, she will have to marry. When a chance encounter has her rescuing and kissing a mystery man, who turns out to be one of the investors she's supposed to impress, her world gets shaken.

 

Diana Ashby drew him. She always had. Her confidence. Her fearlessness. From the moment they’d met.

 

Aidan's plan to marry an aristocratic, while mercenary, did work as a ploy to achieve what he wanted. For having two friends of that world, a duke and and a marquess, I thought the story thread oddly underutilized them. It is set-up so that Diana, who is not nobility but has friends of that world, gets into a deal with him to try and set him up, while his side of the bargain is to get more investors for her. It worked but was also all a little coerced. There's a second thread underlying the romance one with Aidan searching for information about his birth mother and the sister he hopes escaped an orphanage fire. I thought this was rife for some great emotion but it was pushed to the side too much for me. Even when Aidan gets the answers he was searching for, the reveal fell a bit flat as character relationships in this thread weren't explored and Diana wasn't a huge part of this thread for Aidan to share with her. I did believe in why he fell in love with Diana but again, the emotional moments where he is choosing her over his ambition, fell a bit flat.

 

Every moment that they shared, every detail they revealed, made her want more.

 

I also would have liked a bit more of Diana's family relationships explored, especially with her mother or maybe a flashback or two with her father. Her father seemed to be like an absent minded professor, except with inventing. Part of her wanting to succeed was to show her father's pursuits weren't all a waste of time. We get a pretty good feel for her relationship with her twin brother, a seemingly wastrel but sticks up for Diana but her relationship with her mother was fairly blank. We know, because of their money issues, her mother is pressuring her to get married but the mother doesn't really appear on the pages and I missed feeling that aspect of Diana's life. While I believed in why Aidan feel in love with Diana, I didn't believe in it as strongly from Diana's side. He treats her well, the biggest being he embraces her inventor side, and she finds him attractive but I just didn't get see or get a handle on Diana developing feelings for him.

 

I remember our deal, Diana.” He slid his hand from hers slowly and there was such disappointment in his gaze that her breath tangled in her throat. Moving past her, he strode toward the room across the hall, but midway he stopped and glanced at her over his shoulder. “Perhaps I’m just not content with the terms anymore.”

 

As I mentioned, Diana and Aidan's deal, he introduces her to investors to push her vacuum prototype and she introduces him to ladies of the nobility to find a wife and if she doesn't succeed in finding him a wife she must marry him at the end of the month, was a pretty coerced story plot. At the end, there is some angst where I didn't understand at all Diana's reluctance or refusals, that made it feel even more forced. Everyone is likeable and the story is nice but not a lot new here and all pretty sedate. If looking for a quieter, tried and true formula romance, this would be a nice pick. I'll be looking forward to the third in the series coming up where Aidan's roguish marquess friend will be finding love.

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