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review 2018-08-16 10:00
Release Day Review! Mercenary Princess (Mercenary Socialites #1) Setta Jay!
Mercenary Princess - Setta Jay

 

 

A crown princess living a dangerous double life and a sinfully sexy Russian billionaire with a ruthless penchant for collecting secrets: a match set for disaster.

 

For years, one man has ruled Sophia’s fantasies. The harmless obsession keeps her warm on the nights her double life starts to take its toll. She, unfortunately, gains his attention at the worst possible moment, when she’s in the middle of a dangerous job. Now, she’ll be forced to protect her heart along with her life of lies.

Viktor has been tempted by the innocent princess’s lust-filled glances for far too long, and he has fought hard to resist her beauty. When her secrets finally draw him in, getting through her royal guard proves a minor inconvenience. But one sexually charged night isn’t enough. He wants more, including whatever she’s hiding beneath that demure façade.

 

As much as Sophia wants Viktor, she can never fully allow him in because her secrets aren’t her own. Viktor is determined to have all of his princess. Will they find a way to be together, or will her dangerous secrets tear them apart?

 

 

Mercenary Princess is a fascinating world that mixes the well to do world with the mercenary, take action world and gives reader a whole new view of socialites and what they can accomplish.

 

The characters of this series are strong, vibrant and easily capture readers’ attention while keeping them on the edge of their seat with an intriguing world that full of suspense, conspiracy, subterfuge and steamy encounters. The plot flows smoothly in a steady pace that ensures that readers are unable to put the book down until they have read every last detail and since there are surprising twists and witty dialogue, the readers are well entertained. The author created this fascinating world with well written words that it makes it easy for the reader to become lost in this world and they can practically feel the energetic undercurrent to each of the scenes, so it is very easy to imagine that the story is really taking place.

 

The electrical attraction between Sophia and Viktor is felt throughout the story while the erotic and blazing hot sex scenes set passions burning throughout the story. The relationship has its share of ups and downs and obstacles that the characters will have to overcome so it entertains readers as well as keeping them in suspense and I must say that the dynamic between these characters is quite fascinating to read as their romance progresses.

 

The suspense and dangers in this story is more on the subtle side than in your face action but it is just as dangerous secrets and hidden agendas are revealed. The drama involving Sophia’s family adds tension to Sophia’s complicated life and eliciting outrage in characters and readers alike. Overall, the story is more and better than I was expecting and I can’t wait to read the next book in this fascinating new series.

 

 

Mercenary Princess

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40520224-mercenary-princess

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/mercenary-princess-mercenary-socialites-book-1-by-setta-jay

 

 

is the 1st book in the Mercenary Socialites series.

 

Author - https://www.settajay.com/mercenary-socialites-series.html

 

 


& is available in ebook at:

 

Amazon - http://smarturl.it/7dw08y

 

A UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GBH1T7G/

 

iBooks - http://bit.ly/mercenaryprincess

 

B&N - http://bit.ly/BandNMercenaryPrincess

 

Kobo - http://bit.ly/2MiAyGj

 

Smashwords - http://bit.ly/SWMercenaryPrincess

 


Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She's garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves creating stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat.

 

An avid reader her entire life, her love of romance started at a far too early age with the bodice rippers she stole from her older sister. Along with reading, she loves animals, brunch dates, coffee that is really more French vanilla creamer, questionable reality television, English murder mysteries, and has dreams of traveling the world.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband.

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to reach out anywhere below.

 

NEWSLETTER (RELEASE INFORMATION & GIVEAWAYS):
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AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE (FOLLOW FOR RELEASE NOTIFICATIONS):

https://www.amazon.com/Setta-Jay/e/B00I562W52/

 

GOODREADS:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7778856.Setta_Jay

 

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FACEBOOK:
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PINTEREST:
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INSTAGRAM:
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EMAIL:
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review 2018-08-16 10:00
Release Week Review! Denied (Sazi of Luna Lake #3) Cathy Clamp!
Denied - Cathy Clamp

 

 

A Novel of the Sazi

 

The thrilling stand-alone conclusion to the paranormal fantasy Luna Lake series, packed with action and romance

 

Cathy Clamp's landmark, USA Today bestselling Sazi series concludes with Denied, a thrilling paranormal love story.

 

Anica Petrovic was once human. Now she's Sazi, a bear-shifter and a hero for destroying a European kidnapping ring that was turning human children into shifters. Anica has embraced her Sazi self; and is settling into Luna Lake with her father and brother, happy to live in a shifter community where all are welcome. Love is in the air between Anica and a mysterious newcomer, Tristin, and between Anica's brother and Scott, an owl-shifter who worries about his family's reaction when they scent his attraction to another man.

 

A series of violent murders rocks the town. The killings appear to have been done by a bear. Anica's super-sensitive nose tells her Tristin, also a bear-shifter, is innocent of the murders...but that he's hiding something dangerous.

 


The conclusion to the “Sazi of Luna Lake” trilogy is a thrilling and energetic read that keeps readers on the edge.

 

Anica and Tristin are two strong, vibrant characters that easily draw the readers in and hold them hostage throughout their story. The relationship between these two is full of suspense, emotional turmoil and undeniable sizzling chemistry and two characters that aren’t sure about this mating be in anyway something that they want. Tristin is a mysterious and sexy shifter that sparks the readers’ imagination as much as he sends sparks flying in every direction while Anica is new bear shifter that is curious and readers can’t help but get caught up in her enthusiasm and sparkling energy.

 

The smooth flowing plot is fast paced and full of thrills, suspense and magic that keeps readers hanging on to every last world in anticipation of what will happen next while surprising twists keep them guessing whether the good guys will come out on top. The author makes the story come alive with well written words that paints vivid imagery and makes it easy for the reader to picture each and every scene.

 

The world of the Sazi is creative, well developed and full of fascinating and unique shifters that makes each book an adventurous and romantic read that has readers wanting more. Having read the Tales of the Sazi series is not necessary in order to enjoy the Sazi of Luna Lake trilogy but reading will enhance your enjoyment as some of the events that take place are the result of previous events and readers get to know the previous characters that do make appearances in this series. I for one hope that there are future books in the Sazi world like maybe the children of the Sazi…

 

 

Denied

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36855198-denied

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/denied-by-cathy-clamp

 

 

is the 3rd and final book in The Sazi of Luna Lake Trilogy

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/160118-luna-lake

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078XK4DY1?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

which includes
1 Forbidden
2 Illicit
3 Denied

 


& follows the Tales of the Sazi series by Cathy Clamp & C.T. Adams

 

Author - http://www.cathyclamp.com/tales-of-the-sazi/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/42801-a-tale-of-the-sazi

 

 

 

Denied is available in Trade Paperback at:

 

MacMillan / Tor - https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765377241

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0765377241?tag=macmillan-20

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/denied-cathy-clamp/1127032879?ean=9780765377241

 

BaM - http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9780765377241

 

IndieBound - http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780765377241

 

Powells - http://www.powells.com/partner/33241/biblio/9780765377241

 

 

& in ebook at:

 

MacMillan / Tor - https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765377241

 

Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B078X2NRLG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270488014&tag=macmillan-20

 

Nook - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/denied-cathy-clamp/1127032879?ean=9781466854628

 

eBooks - http://www.ebooks.com/aff.asp?AID=42567&term=9781466854628

 

GPlay - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9781466854628

 

iBooks - http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781466854628?&ct=macdotcom

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/denied-6

 

 

Hi, I’m USA TODAY and Nielsen Bookscan bestselling author Cathy Clamp. I write urban fantasy/paranormal romance for Tor Books, including the Tales of the Sazi (shapeshifter urban fantasy romance) series, The Thrall (vampire) trilogy, the Blood Singer (urban fantasy, as Cat Adams) series—through book 6, and the new Novels of the Sazi series, beginning in August, 2015.

 

I’ve won a bunch of awards for my books over the years. My favorite was the Career Achievement Award for Paranormal Romance in May, 2008 from RT Bookreviews Magazine. I also shared the win for several co-authored books with C.T. Adams of the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the RT Bookreviews Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Reviewers International Award of Excellence, the Texas Gold Romance Award, the Write Touch Readers Award, and several others. It’s gratifying and humbling to win awards for books that you put your heart into, and I hope you enjoy them as much as other readers have!

 

I’ve also written several stand-alone novels, not in series, including my very first novel, The Road To Riches, an historical fiction about a railroad race in Colorado’s Silver Boom period, and Magic’s Design, the first urban fantasy published as Cat Adams.

 

I also write short stories, which is a whole different kind of writing.. I like writing in a lot of different genres, and it’s in short stories where I let my wings spread. I have published short stories in horror, science fiction, mystery, literary, Young Adult, romance, thriller, fantasy and western.

 

I’m represented by Merrilee Heifetz of Writers House, who is the best agent a writer could ask for! If you are interested in rights purchases, you can reach her at:

 

Merrilee Heifetz
Writers Hous
21 W. 26 St.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 685-2400
(212)685-1781 (fax)

 

I live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, which actually looks like mountain range that runs across the center of Texas. In geologic terms, a “mountain” is generally considered to be a minimum of 2,000 feet elevation. Anything below that is a “hill”. So, Texas has hills, instead of mountains. (But you’d barely notice the difference!)

 

 

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

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cathy-clamp

 

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

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009216026845

 

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/pub/cathy-l-clamp/8b/806/15

 

AbsoluteWrite - http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums

 

CoffeetimeRomance&More - http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-16 06:50
Fun running over tropes
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen,Marilyn Butler,Claire Lamont

Why did I take this long to read this? From Austen's big six, this is the last I got to. I mean, I know what my reasoning was: satire and humour was not what I was looking for when I searched for an Austen volume. But I was wrong to, because this was a great romp.

 

(On that note, one day I have to write long and hard on how the prominence of Pride and Prejudice in pop-media puts an expectation on what Austen writes about that is a total disservice to her body of work)

 

If you put this and Persuasion together, it's impossible to ignore that the woman's common thread is not romance, but social critique, and tropes and expectations. In this one she takes Gothic literature ones, and more than run with them, runs them over. Anne Brontë kinda did that in a very understated way. There is nothing understated here, and I was laughing from the opening lines alone... Actually, the overall initial setting is quite similar to Brontë's Agnes Grey's opening, just, you know, absolutely savage. Much like the whole book.

 

The charming part comes from Catherine being a sincerely good-natured soul, and pretty sensible on the whole, so even where she hypes herself from much sensational reading (and hell, like nobody ever got jumpy in the night after reading or watching some horror), and builds some weird fantasies on it, she never quite finds herself carried away on over-dramatic feelings of angst, be it romantic or otherwise. Even when other characters ask about them on hilariously detailed, over the top descriptions.

 

I get now why it is the favourite Austen among many. I had lots of fun with it.

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review 2018-08-15 18:04
The Glasshouse (Lavender Shores #6) by Rosalind Abel 3.5 Stars!
The Glasshouse (Lavender Shores #6) - Rosalind Abel

Adrian Rivera lives as he damn well pleases, defying his Lavender Shores family to spend his days farming the beautiful Northern California land. Not one to daydream of true love and romance, Adrian’s social life has always been filled with sex and plenty of good times. 

Harrison Getty went from NFL star quarterback to America’s gay heartthrob, to reality TV star—with his wedding day broadcast live on national television. But Harrison feels trapped in a Hollywood life dictated by others. To breathe again, he runs from it all… 



 

Adrian’s attraction to Harrison has been building for months—even as Harrison prepared to marry another man. Lightning strikes between them, stirring emotions and passions as Adrian finds “the one,” a love that’s meant to be. But can Harrison stop running long enough to know his own heart? 

Amid scandals and betrayals, Adrian and Harrison struggle to grow their new love even as life’s storms threaten to shatter it all…


 

Review

 

 

The Glasshouse is likely the most Soap Operay of the books I have read in this series with warring family, runaway grooms, sex tapes, and public throw downs. 

At the heart of the story though is Harrison's need to center himself. Harrison character is really well developed. Adrain is well done as well, even if I think he could have been more thoughtful about what was happening with Harrison at the start of their relationship. However, he redeems himself by waiting and supporting when Harrison gets to a point he is ready to really deal with his demons.

The outside conflicts could be much better written but the romance, setting and circle of friends are well done.

I hope Will gets his own book. :)
 
 

 

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text 2018-08-15 14:01
Cover Reveal - Betting On Him

 

Today we are thrilled to be revealing the cover for BETTING ON HIM by Kelly Collins. BETTING ON HIM is the first book in a brand new mafia romance series and will be published on October 15th!

 

 

 

 

About BETTING ON HIM:

 

He’s a gangster going straight. She’s a waitress going bankrupt. Will their gamble on a marriage of convenience pay off in true love?

 

 

Alex Wilde desperately wants to be free of the family’s mob business. But when his infamous father is murdered, the family attorney makes a suggestion he can’t ignore: find a bride before the funeral or they'll force a wedding with a nice Russian gangster girl. When he meets a feisty cocktail waitress, he thinks he’s found his way out.

 

Faye Tandy is desperately in debt and hard-pressed to find help. Alex’s offer of a phony marriage for a ton of cash couldn’t come at a better time and she’s happy to help him exit the criminal world. The fact that he’s tall, dark, and handsome is an attractive bonus. But when she discovers the Russians have a contract out on her head, she wonders if divorced and bankrupt would be a better choice than rich and dead...

 

As Faye’s fake feelings for Alex turn real, she’s terrified her trip to the altar might be her last. Will Alex and Faye’s throw of the dice succeed or will they lose the lawless game of love?

 

Add BETTING ON HIM to your Goodreads TBR!

 

Pre-order BETTING ON HIM on Amazon today!

 

   

About KELLY COLLINS:

 

International bestselling author of more than thirty novels, Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she blends real-life events with her vivid imagination to create characters and stories that lovers of contemporary romance, new adult, and romantic suspense will return to again and again. Kelly lives in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband of twenty-eight years, their two dogs, and a bird that hates her. She has three amazing children, whom she loves to pieces.

 

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