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text 2018-10-01 12:05
September 2018 Round- Up

Hello everyone.

I hope you had a wonderful September and a nice start to the fall season. Fall is my favorite season but not because of pumpkins, which I really dislike lol. But I love snuggling up and read with either a nice cup of coffee or tea. 

Speaking of reading I did get a fair amount of books in this month, now I just need to find the motivation and time to write the reviews. 

As you probably saw the summer time giveaway is over, all winners have been notified. We have a new giveaway up, to make it easier to put it in here at the end ;)  October is coming and with that some awesome new books. Here are some I'm looking forward to. The one I'm most looking forward to and most likely I will make sure I can read is 

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)

Here are just a few of all the awesome October releases.

 

 Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

 

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What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli

 

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The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

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Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost

 

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As for what I'm reading for now ... Last month I mentioned I started Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers. I decided to wait a bit longer with it since it doesn't release until February 2019 so I put it aside. 

 

But right now I'm working on Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

 

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Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget. 

 

And I think I will start Cress by Marissa Meyer today 

 

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In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

 

October goals? Just one, having read all my ARCs in time, so I can read Kingdom of Ash when it releases. Other than that I will just go with the flow.

Okay here are finally all my September reads as always you can find the buy-link in the reviews that will be linked. I hope and wishing everyone a happy and maybe spooky October ;) 

 

Happy Reading :) 

 


The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

 

 

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London . . . As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.

   

 4 ½ ★


The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old.

   

3 ★


Cry Wolf by 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.

   

4 ★


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

 

 

Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison—even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does—in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana.

 

4 ★


Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

 

 

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night….Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.

 

4 ★


 

 

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review 2018-09-28 20:39
Audiobook Review: One More Moment (Shaughnessy Brothers: Band on the Run, #3) by Samantha Chase (Author), Christopher Kipiniak (Narrator), Julia Motyka (Narrator)
One More Moment - Samantha Chase

 

In life and in love we tend to take ourselves too seriously. One More Moment is a complicated tale of hardship and appreciation for the simple things. The key to living is to not sweat the small stuff but enjoy the important moments. Julian and Charlotte have much to learn about life, love and each other. Samantha Chase takes readers on an insightful and entertaining road trip.

 

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text 2018-09-23 08:10
Release Blitz - Love Under Siege Box Set

 

 

Title: Love Under Siege (A Military Romantic Suspense Collection) Genre: Military Romance Release Date: September 18, 2018 Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

 

 

 

 

Eight Brand NEW Sizzling Full-Length Novels featuring Military Heroes by acclaimed authors who know how to bring the Heat, Action and Suspense!

 

  • Tuff Enough by Samantha A. Cole
  • While security operative Jason "Tuff" Tanner lives for dangerous assignments, he likes his downtime in his quiet neighborhood too. But that peacefulness is suddenly interrupted when his new next-door neighbor becomes a target for someone hell bent on revenge. Canine rescuer Concetta "Chet" Suarez brings all his protective instincts to the surface, along with feelings he's never experienced with any other woman. Will he lose her before he ever gets a chance to make her his?

 

  • Never Forget by KaLyn Cooper
  • Dreams or nightmares. Truth or lies. He can't tell them apart after he sees the woman in his dreams. She is the key to his past, present, and future... She just buried her husband next to her fiancé who was killed in an explosion while they were on a mission together ten years ago. She doesn't need another man in her life, until someone tries to kill her.
  • Ravished River by Lindsay Cross
  • Special Forces Operative Aaron Spears dealt with relationships like he dealt with battle – something to be avoided if at all possible, until Celine Latimer walked into his life and turned his world upside down.

 

  • Lincoln by PJ Fiala
  • Lincoln Winter is hired to bring in a criminal who is selling arms on the black market and he never misses a mark. That is until the sultry Skye Sommers crosses his path and unwittingly gets herself caught up in much more than she can handle. Can they stay alive long enough to find a killer, an arms dealer and love?
  • Mace by Maryann Jordan
  • Mace Hanna's security business keeps him busy...too busy for a relationship. When providing security for a single mom and her young son who has witnessed a murder, he vows to keep them safe...and finds love along the way.
  • Black Jack by MJ Nightingale
  • Undercover FBI agent, Jackson Black doesn't expect to find love while working deep undercover on a RICO case. But he can't resist Dawn, the sexy accountant, who keeps crossing his path during the investigation putting both of their lives on the line.
  • Her Guarded Hero by Caitlyn O'Leary
  • It's been five years since his tragic loss and Navy SEAL, Dalton Sullivan heads to Lake Tahoe to be alone. The last thing he expects is horse trainer, Aurora Chance to literally fall at his feet. As danger and raw emotion churn around them, can Dalton be brought back into the light?
  • Not Quite Broken by Abbie Zanders
  • Former POW Brian McCain is so busy fighting his demons, there's not enough left over for anyone else – not even the one woman who has a way of shining light into his darkness. But when a serial killer turns his sights on her, Brian realizes he's not quite as broken as he thinks he is.

Love Under Siege will only be available for a limited time, grab your copy now before it's gone forever!

 

iBooks ~ Amazon ~ BN ~ Kobo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryann Jordan has been a devoted romance reader since the late 1970’s! After a career in adolescent counseling, she is thrilled to be a full-time romance author, writing military romantic suspense and small-town romance. With one of her cats usually perched next to her laptop, she keeps her readers entertained with tales of sweet alphas and the independent heroines that catch their eyes. Now a USA Today Bestselling Author, she always promises a Happily Ever After. www.maryannjordanauthor.com

 

Caitlyn O'Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America, is a dream come true. She hopes her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape she has found from some of her favorite authors. www.caitlynoleary.com

 

Abbie Zanders loves to read and write romance in all forms; she is quite obsessive, really. Her ultimate fantasy is to spend all of her free time doing both, preferably in a secluded mountain cabin overlooking a pristine lake, though a private beach on a lush tropical island works, too. Sharing her work with others of similar mind is a dream come true. She promises her readers two things: no cliffhangers, and there will always be a happy ending. Beyond that, you never know… https://abbiezandersromance.com

 

Samantha A. Cole is a retired policewoman and former paramedic, who is thrilled to add award-winning author to her list of exciting careers. After being gifted with a stack of romance novels from her grandmother, her love affair with the genre began in her teens. Many years later, she discovered her love for writing stories was just as strong. Taking her life experiences and training, she strives to find the perfect mix of suspense and romance for her readers to enjoy. www.samanthacoleauthor.com

 

PJ Fiala has toyed with many careers in her life, looking for that perfect fit. Finally, when her love for writing took root, a match was made. A lifelong reader of romance novels of all genres, she still reads her favorite authors and enjoys finding new authors to entertain her. An avid biker, she plots most of her stories while riding and enjoying new adventures with her husband, then bringing those adventures to her stories filled with steamy passion and love, and they always end with a happily ever after, 'cause who doesn’t love that? www.pjfiala.com

 

KaLyn Cooper writes military romantic suspense, often based in facts ripped from the headlines. Twenty-seven years as a military wife has shown her the world and the men and women who protect it every day. Thirty years in PR taught her fact can be stranger than fiction, but leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. All of her heroes, and many of her heroines, are active duty and veterans, all who find a happy ending. www.KaLynCooper.com

 

Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation. An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion – writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams. www.lindsaycross.com

 

MJ Nightingale is the best-selling author of The Bounty Hunters: The Marino Bros. She is an avid reader of all things romantic and suspenseful. She is married to a wonderful loving husband and they have two fun and fabulous sons. Going on road trips with her family provide the settings to many of her books. Her leading men are bounty hunters, detectives or ex-military--but all are alphas with heart and heat. And the women are strong--the perfect match to all that testosterone. Her books will have you page-turning late into the night. She surely brings the heat with stories that sizzle!

www.mjnightingaleblog.com

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-09-19 21:29
Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon

 

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London . . . As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.

 

 

 

 

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

 

4 ½★

I really don’t know why it took me so long to finish this awesome book. I really don’t. Though I should say that I shouldn’t have waited so long between book one and two since the world building is rather complex it would have just made it a bit easier.

This book a bit different than the last, we get a lot more of the underground and the different gangs and how they work and what all makes the gears turn. Also the character’s growth and development was fantastic. There is so much depth and so many layers to them, their relationships. Which with the awesome world building made you feel like you right there with them.


Paige grew so much in this book I thought and she did not shy away from stuff when things or people seemed to work against her, she just regrouped and found another way. While complicated, very much so actually, I enjoyed her and Jaxon working more or less together. Also enjoyed him a lot, even with all his errors and flaws, but he also had a lot of good qualities to him.

 

Warden. Yes we see him again and I really liked him but I must say while I enjoy him and I enjoy Paige, and them working together I’m not crazy about them as a couple. Not sure why but just something that puts me off to that idea.

Hmm, I’m not sure what else to say and not spoil it for other people. So I will just make it short.

I loved this book, it had a great pacing and always wanted to make to turn tro the next page, it also always kept me on the edge of my seat and I was speechless a few times. There are quite the few twists and turns and the end was just… I don’t even know … I sort if saw it coming but then not at all.

 

So be prepared for a cliffhanger that will make you want to scream. Overall, this is a pretty complex world to get used to at first but once you are in you will love it and it is sooo worth it . Also there are glossary at the end of both book one and two to help you along.

If you like fantasy I would most defiantly give this a try.

 

I rate this book 4 ½ ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-09-10 13:43
great book and great characters
One More Moment - Samantha Chase

Julian was to be married but on his wedding day he showed a video of his fiance -Dena- in bed with another man the week before and she said she was marrying Julian for his money and fame and the man would get his share as JUlian gave her anything she wanted.Julian was in the band Shaughnessy and his bandmates were Riley, Natt, and Dylan and their manager Mick was there at Julian side at his wedding or aborted wedding. They were Julian's best friends his “brothers.”  The stood by him no matter what and the always had his back.Julian had been with Dena five years. Julian went and picked up his motorcycle and went on the road for ninety days no one knew exactly where he was but he did check in so everyone knew he was ok. .After the time on the road Julian thought he had dealt with most of his feelings on just about everything. He was sure everyone thought he was a fool. So many had tried to warn him about staying in the relationship with Dena but Julian wouldn’t listen. He had been determined to make things work. Dena had wanted fame and fortune and Julian was her ticket. Her words on the video devastated him but he was thankful for them as well Ginem Julian’s tendency to cave when it came to Dena. That is why Julian put a lot of miles between him and Dena.Then Mick said he had a house Julian could rent for three months and Julian took it as he wasn't ready to house hunt right now. The rental was on the beach in Malibu. Julian had to give some thought to his future. Julian was burned out from music or so he thought. Stepping back into the limelight Julian knew he would always be looking at the people around him with suspense and  wondering who was going to stab him in the back next. Charlotte was a vocational counselor and also had a background in social work and she had learned how to read people who were trying to hide or simply didn’t want to share. Charlotte helps homeless people or down and out people find jobs and that sort of thing.Sometimes people who had just got out o0f prison or rehab. The gut before her at the coffee shop had forgot his wallet and Charlotte said to add the amount to hers. And then the guy acted mad. He looked at her and asked her what she wanted from him. Julian went to the homeless shelter went to Charlotte’s class. Afterwards he helped out in any way he could. Hank told Charlotte Julian had worked hard gotten a lot done. Julian started going ot the homeless shelter Then one day Hank called Julian to his office told Julian he knew who he was and he needed to tekk Charlotte who he was or not come back and Julian left. Julian couldn’t seem to stay away from Charlotte and he did tell her who he was and she didn't recognize his name but she did recognize the bands name. , but soon they sleep together and become a couple. Charlotte realized he was falling for Jillian but still couldn’t to get a read on him. But one night at a restaurant with Charlotte and his  bandmates and their mates a beautiful blonde comes up to the table and asks Julian if she could talk to her -it was Deana and Julian says no and tells her to leave and his bandmates/brothers back him.

I loved this book. It was absolutely great., another new favorite for me. This was a short story  but had everything it needed. It was a sweet roller coaster emotional romance. I love Julian and Charlotte and how they interact. I was glad when Dena and Julian had the closing they both needed. I was loved how Julian and his bandmates and manager were so close. I loved how Julian brought in different musicians l to play with/ for the homeless which also bought in more donations. I happily found n9thing to criticize in this book. I loved the plot and pace. .I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend this book.

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