I'm back with another book review today!
I listened to The Monster Under the Bed on Audible while I did a walking workout. It was the perfect length to get a good walk in while listening to an entertaining short story. This is a quick, steamy little tale about a no monster that I have ever thought about living under the bed! Flirty fun that makes the minutes fly by! This is an entire series my Rebekah Lewis and I definitely intend to read or listen to the rest! 4.5/5 stars for sheer fun!
An erotic paranormal SHORT STORY
Maddy has an embarrassing secret: there's a monster under her bed. For some reason, it has followed her from one home to the next, always there but never seen. She's learned to live with it, but something has changed. It has set its sights on her, and its lust could very well be her undoing.
Author's note: Best when paired with Volume 2, "The Monster in the Closet"
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Leona Bushman is one of my favorite romance authors, mainly for the fact that she mixes so many genres with her romance. Darkest Valentine is no different. This story blends history, romance and dark suspense in a seamless way. This is a very quick and entertaining read. The hero has some secrets, but not everything is as it seems with him. The heroine is feisty and full of life despite being a lady back in the days where women didn't have many rights. There are some well written side characters that help to add depth to this story. Overall its a great read and I look forward to hopefully reading more about these characters. 5/5 Stars!
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Valentine-Leona…/…/B0788LD9Y1
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Darkest-Valentine-Leo…/…/B0788LD9Y1
Heiress Lady Lilliana has been lonely most of her life. An overbearing father, abusive brother, and she's ready to toss the idea of marriage completely. But when her brother tries to have her kidnapped, she is saved by the Dark Duke, Clarence Leo Hardwick III, Duke of Cantebury, and all of a sudden, marriage doesn't seem such an awful prospect. He could keep her safe from her brother and provide the title Father expected. She enjoyed their kisses and the way he made her feel. However, despite saving her from an ugly fate, he kept secrets that she wasn't sure she could forgive.
The Dark Duke enjoyed his reputation. The darker the better. It kept most mothers from throwing their daughters at his feet. While out at his secret warehouse by the London docks, he witnessed a female in distress and went to help. Something about her caught his interest, especially when he learned who she was. He determined he would marry her, gain himself a wife capable of courage and loyalty, and extract revenge all in one swoop. He wants her, but can she love him after he reveals his secrets?
Fighting her father for her hand against a Marquess while protecting her from her brother's nefarious schemes proved a difficult task, especially when the spirited Lilliana kept his mind occupied on making her his. Continued attempts to kidnap Lilliana, as well as an attempt on her life convinces him he needs to marry her sooner rather than later and has to get her cooperation before it was too late.
But how could he convince her to take a chance on him when his past held such darkness?
I am finally back with some book reviews! Yay!
I bought the BadRedHeaded Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge for the same reason that most people do, to try to improve my book marketing and hopefully sell more books. I found that this is a well written book with several useful and easy to implement tips that did indeed help my marketing. It is the reason I set up my 3 day a week blogging schedule. I have gained followers on my blog, twitter, and fb to a degree. I think that I learned a lot that can help me continue improving as an author who has to market her books. If you are an author looking for something that you can do today to help market your books, I recommend giving this challenge a try. 5/5 stars for the results I saw.
Okay, I know I am a little late to the party reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I know that is has been around for awhile and that numerous people have already been touched by this book and that there has been a movie made from it. But I believe some books are meant to be read at certain times in your life. I think that was the case in this instance. I am about to turn 40 later this week and it is a time in my life when I am thinking about where I fit in, thinking of making changed, trying to become a more authentic self. This was the perfect book to read for where I am in my life. It is a moving story about one woman's journey to find balance within herself and that is something that I can totally relate to. I found this book very inspiring and I think that the thoughts and feelings that it brought up withing myself are going to help me make some changes this year and beyond. Great book!
If you are looking for a fast and steamy read, this is the book for you. Taking a fairytale into modern times and turning up the heat in a very sensual way. This story captured the thrill of falling in love in such an accurate and quirky way that I read it in less than a day. I just couldn't put it down! There is a nice, slow build to the tension in this book that just keeps you hooked until the end. 5/5 stars for sure!
For Erik Anderson, the Copenhagen line is his curse. He takes the train every night en route to collect souls. Like any lovelorn fool, he bargained his own long ago, and now pays the price—a lifetime of loneliness as a grim reaper. Stay distant—that’s been his mantra and what keeps him sane.
Until Mina Castner drops into his life like a whirlwind, one spilled drink leading to staying up until dawn with the woman. He believed one night couldn’t hurt, but he sorely underestimated her determination. Every encounter between them is a reprieve from the guilt of reaping souls every night, but it can’t last. Even if she sparks long buried feelings, and even if her sheer presence intoxicates him, he can’t let this continue. For humans, his touch is poison, and if he slips up, it could cost her life.
I'm back to trying to get more book reviews up on this blog and I am getting started with a great book!
Demons and Wraiths is a fun, fast paced paranormal mystery. This story is short but full of action. I could not stop turning the pages and finished this book in record time. I love the authenticity that the author brought to the characters and to the Celtic mythology that is the basis for much of the story. I felt invested in the characters and really can't wait to get to know them better. I am really hoping that the author creates an entire series based on these characters and this mythos. I highly recommend this book if you are a mythology buff (like myself), lover of paranormal books, or just like a good mystery. I give this 5/5 stars and eagerly await the next book!
As an author I am always reading. I especially love to read writing books, reading and learning about my craft at the same time. I recently just finished How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card. This is a very practical and straight forward writing book. I have some other books that go more in depth about world building and such, but this one is a great fast read that will make you stop and think about your writing in a very rational way. It really did help me with a current story that I am self editing, and that is the goal of any writing book, to help you with your own work. Since this book is quite helpful and easy to use, I give it 5/5 stars!
Guess who is back reading and giving some book reviews? This lady!
I just finished a fun read, Soulless by Gail Carriger. Vampires, werewolves, a strong female lead, and all set in an alternate English history? Of course I had to read this book! For the most part I really liked this book. I thought that the plot was engaging, with enough excitement and intrigue to keep me turning the pages. The characters were fairly strong, especially the lead character, Alexia. The only real problem that I had with this book is that there is some head hopping that takes place, especially in the beginning of the novel and it sometimes took me a moment to realize we were in someone else's thoughts and it would take me out of the story. The head hopping seemed to happen less as I read, or maybe I just became better at ignoring it. For that reason I am only giving this 4/5 stars. I still plan on reading the rest of the series, but I am hoping that editors have taken care of point of view hop problems. Still this is an exciting paranormal read and I would recommend it to others.
I am finally reading more again! Some health issues had been making it hard for me to read and concentrate, but I have still been struggling to get back to reading much more.
This week I just finished Song of the Dark Crystal by J.M. Lee. This is the second book in a YA series based off the Jim Henson movie the Dark Crystal. I read and liked the first book and could not wait to get the second one and it did not disappoint! This story picks up right where the last one left off, with a very small group of Gelfling trying to get the word out about the Skeksis betrayal and the trouble that all of Thra is in. These books are prequels to the movie of sorts and I love exploring the world more. If you liked the movie (I have some friends who found it creepy) then you should pick up these books and give them a try. You won't be disappointed. I give this book 4/5 stars, well worth a read.
If you have been following this blog for awhile, you should know by now that I am a fan of indie author Dawn Brower and have reviewed several of her books. I am a fan of the previous books in this series and Ms. Brower did not disappoint with a Sanguine Gem. This is a fun read with a good story. Gemma is a kind, caring and yet feisty heroine who not only wants to be married to the man of her dreams, but wants him to love her as well. Liam has always been the gem in Gemma's eyes, but his interest in her took longer to develop. Now due to a despicable man trying to ruin Gemma forever, Liam finds himself married to a woman he once rejected and whom he now loves. As these two find their way towards each other, a good story develops with intrigue, some funny moments, and romance. I give this book 4 stars and look forward to getting to the next one in the series.
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