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Saturday 30 April 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway: In the Shadow of a Wish [Fareview Fairytale 01] by Maci Aurora!


“The Spelled Ribbon”

   “You love your family?”
   “Fervently.” She started walking again.
   He knew he shouldn’t but asked anyway, “Would you tell me about them?” He followed her, a few steps behind.
   “What would you like to know?”
   Everything, he thought, but didn’t give it the substance of his voice. “Your parents?”
   “Scarlett and Tomas Fareview.”
   “They must be amazing.”
   “Why would you say that.”
   Flustered, Nix turned to smell a flower. “Well…” He stretched the sound, trying to find a reason that didn’t start with because you’re amazing, which would sound like a lie, and ended up saying, “You are unique.”
   She grinned. “Unique. I like it. Yes. They are amazing. They met, fell in love, and settled in Sevens. That’s the village where we live.”
   “You smile when you talk about them.”
   “Well, they are… my life,” she said and continued walking. “I have three older sisters. Jessamine is the oldest, then Tarley and Brinna.” She looked over her shoulder at him and smiled. It was a different kind of smile, unguarded. He could see it was because she was talking about her family. “Then me. And I have one brother, Mattias. He’s the youngest.”
   “And how old is Mattias as the youngest?”
   He considered the state of her skirt and boots when he’d met her. “And you all live together in Sevens?”
   She nodded.
   “How old is your oldest sister?”
   “Jessamine? Twenty-seven.”
   “And no one has left?” Nix thought this strange.
   She shook her head and continued walking. “It isn’t because we are opposed to the idea, but with respect to marriage, none of us want anything less than what our parents have. Our parents adore one another. The other factor is that living in Sevens—and my parents’ refusal to leave it—has made it difficult to meet anyone and to make a living to find the means to leave.” She stopped under an archway where peach roses grew over to the other side, reaching out to touch one.
   Nixus noticed a red ribbon tied around her wrist. It would have seemed an insignificant trifle, except it was wrapped with a swirl of golden magic. “What is this?” He reached out and touched the ribbon with a finger. The magic kissed his skin with a warm caress. Positive magic as opposed to the alternative, which heightened Nix’s curiosity.
   Auri looked surprised by his touch, her eyes jumping from where he’d touched her to his face. That blush he liked worked its own magic against her skin, and she grabbed ahold of her wrist. “This? A gift from my mother. Just a ribbon. She gave each of us one.” She paused, then added, “We don’t have a lot of extra, not with seven of us. It’s just a ribbon–”
   “It appears to be more than that–”
   She tilted her head, and her brows bunched. “What do you mean?”
   Nix could tell she didn’t know it was spelled, and just by looking at it, he couldn’t tell what it was for. As far as he knew, Auri’s mother had taken it to a local witch who’d cast a protection spell for each of her children. He didn’t remark on the magic and instead said, “It’s obviously very important to you. That makes it a very special ribbon.”
   She smiled, looking away, and twisted the ribbon around her wrist. “Yes. You’re right.” She started back down the path.

In the Kingdom of Kaloma, women are forced to marry by the age of 26. It’s the law.

In the remote village of Sevens, at the northernmost point of the kingdom, there lives an impoverished family with four daughters and a son. Without the means to make love matches, the daughters are trapped by their circumstances.

When one daughter discovers a golden key deep in the Whitling Woods, it may have the power to change everything…

Auri Fareview, practical and realistic, does what she can to serve her family. When she finds a golden key that could be the answer she needs to save her sisters from the unjust Kaloma Marriage Laws, she discovers the treasure might be more than she bargained for. Enchanted, it doesn’t just come with a price attached, it’s also home to an imprisoned god, who wreaks havoc on her body, her heart, and her soul. And those aren’t practical matters. He has the power to break her.

Nixus Uraiahs has lost track of how long he’s been imprisoned by the spell on the key. There have been six key-keepers, all of whom have failed to break the spell to free him, and Nix knows he’s the reason why they haven’t. So, he will hold this 7th key-keeper accountable to the bargain of the spell: three wishes and a price for each. There’s no hope in her freeing him, however. Nix knows she’ll be like all the key-keepers who came before her. Except Auri approaches her wishes differently than any of the others, and Nix begins to see her as more than just a key-keeper. She intrigues him, proving her strength, surprising him, and enchanting him. Though he’s entrapped by the enchantment placed on the key, Nix realizes his heart is at risk of being captured by the seventh key-keeper. That is a risk he can’t afford to take knowing his villainy is just a single wish away.

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Author bio:

Maci Aurora has been writing stories since she was a child. When she was eleven, she fell in love with reading Sunfire Historical Romances about girls who made a difference in their lives and still fell in love. In high school, a friend introduced her to Lavyrle Spencer and Judith McNaught, and from there, her writing journey was cemented in telling stories about love. Having already published many novels (all of which are threaded with romance as upper YA and New Adult titles) under the pen name, CL Walters, Maci Aurora wanted to write stories that offered the same attention to story and characters but with additional steam.

Maci writes in Hawaiʻi where she lives with her husband, their children, and their fur-babies.


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Friday 29 April 2022

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Meet Me at Midnight by Melissa Toppen!

Meet me at midnight- whispered words from drunken lips.
Lips that I had spent years wanting to kiss.
Lips that I had dreamt about night after night, waking to wonder what if.
What if he noticed me?
What if he wanted me?
What if…
But I quickly learned some things are better left to wonder.
Especially where Levi Mills is concerned.
He didn’t just steal my innocence that night.
He broke every part of me.
Dismantled me from the inside out until there was nothing left of the girl I used to be.
Years passed. Moments faded into the background. Until eventually he became nothing more than a distant memory- a dream that almost didn’t seem real.
But then suddenly he’s there, standing in front of me again like he never left. And in that one heartbeat, in that one breath, I relive it all over again. Every touch. Every word. Like frozen snippets of time suspended in front of my eyes.
And then he smiles that all too familiar smile, meet me at midnight moving soundlessly across his lips.

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Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.

Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.


Thursday 28 April 2022

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: The Blood Debt by Clarissa Wild!

She signed a vow in blood,
Now he’s come to claim her promise.

Jasmine Baas, daughter of a Dutch mafia lord.
The girl who locked away her heart.
The girl I’d kill for.

Until life was almost ripped away from me,
And I forgot everything I ever was.
But I still remember craving her more than anything.

For three whole years I waited.
Plotted my revenge on her family.
Lured her into my trap.

She made a promise to me once.
A promise signed in blood.

And whether she likes it or not …
I’m going to make her keep it.

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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he's a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.

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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Stacking The Shelves [81]!

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality where we show what books we got recently. I do this post once a month.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book, they can all be shared!

Purchased (Paperbacks/hardbacks):

I, unfortunately, didn't buy any paperbacks or hardbacks this month.

Gifted from Authors/Publishers:

I, unfortunately, didn't receive any paperbacks or hardbacks this month.

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Blog Tour & Giveaway: One Kind Dance [One Kind Deed 10] by Christine DePetrillo!

Secrets had a way of destroying everything.

Trusting the wrong guy has huge consequences. Tessa Collins learned that the hard way and now there’s a black mark next to her name. She’s spent a fair amount of energy trying to outrun that stain, but it will always be there. The best she can do is throw herself into her dance career at The Nalu Resort in Hawaii. Pristine beaches, endless sunshine, and her wonderful best friend have done wonders to heal her soul. As long as she stays away from men, she’ll survive.

But ignoring men is hard. Especially ones that look like resort guest Detective Donovan Henley. When he plays the white-knight role to rescue her from an aggressive vacationer, she’s more than a little intrigued by his protect-and-serve attitude. Getting involved with a sexy Vermont cop who could easily find out all her secrets, however, is asking for disaster. So what if Donovan makes her feel things she’s never felt with anyone else? Tessa isn’t going to let another man disturb her rhythm.

Is one kind dance enough to keep two hearts in step?

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Author bio:

Christine DePetrillo can often be found hugging trees, conversing with dragonflies, and walking barefoot through sun-warmed soil. She finds joy in listening to the wind, bathing in moonlight, and breathing in the fragrances of things that bloom. If she had her way, the sky would be the only roof over her head.

Her love of nature seeps into every story she tells. As does her obsession with bearded mountain men who build, often smell like sawdust, and know how to cherish the women they love. Today she writes tales meant to make you laugh, maybe make you sweat, and definitely make you believe in the power of love.

She lives in Vermont with her husband and cat who defend her fiercely from all evils. Find Christine’s other titles and sign up for her newsletter at www.christinedepetrillo.weebly.com.

Monday 25 April 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Last Beekeeper [Silent Skies 01] by Rebecca L. Fearnley!


   Warren screams and Solma bursts upright in bed. The thin blanket slides onto the floor and, beside her, Bell wakes, too.
   “Warren! Shhh, Warren!”
   It’s Cobra’s voice. Solma hadn’t realized the Whisperer was still here. She wonders if Mamba is here, too, unwilling as he was to let Cobra out of his sight. Solma shuffles to the edge of her bed and fumbles for her leg, accidentally catching it with her elbow. It clatters on the wooden floor.
   “Earth’s sake, Solma!” Bell growls. Warren screams louder, and suddenly there is sense in his cries.
   “It’s eating us!”
   Horror uncurls in Solma’s belly. She can’t breathe. Where’s her leg? The sound of his terror ricochets around her brain and she thinks she can hear bee tremolo underneath. How is that possible? She needs to get to him. Where is her leg?
   A candle flame hisses to life and suddenly Solma can see. She squints against the brightness, snatches her leg and glances up to see Warren clutching the sides of his head, fingernails digging into his flesh. His back arches, his leg kicks, face red with pain and fury. Tears stream down his cheeks. He screams while Cobra tries to stop him hurting himself.
   “It’s eating us!”
   No time. Solma lurches from the bed, leg still in hand, and kneels beside Cobra. Mamba is nowhere to be seen but Bell hurries over with a damp cloth and tries to press it to Warren’s forehead. He fights her.
   “Warren! Warren!”
   He screams again. Solma cups his chin in her hands and tries to stop him from bashing his head against the floor. He moans, his terrified gaze meeting Solma.
   “The nest, Sol!” he gasps, and bee-terror buzzes in Solma’s head again, as if she can hear Blume’s fear echoing through Warren. “You have to go! Now!”

Solma is a fighter. Trained by her village Steward to protect their community from the predators of their harsh world, she is fierce and loyal. But how can she protect her friends and family from crop failure and starvation? With flying insects extinct for over a century, nowhere on the forsaken continent of Alphor is safe and Solma is terrified her little brother, Warren, will be one of the next to die. The villagers cling to life, waiting for the Earth Whisperers—mysterious nomads with a strange magic that helps plants grow—to arrive.

But then Warren finds something. Something impossible. When the first bee in a hundred years crawls out of the earth, Warren forms a strange bond with the creature and Solma fears he might have a new power. One that leaders of Alphor would kill for. As she and Warren fight to keep the bee secret and safe, word of this miracle sweeps the continent. Allies and enemies alike descend on the village. Some demand the bees for themselves, others want to destroy the colony to level the odds. When words become threats and then violence, Solma and Warren are caught in the conflict, and now it isn’t just the bees in danger.

When whoever controls the bees controls the world, how will Solma and Warren know who to trust?

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Author bio:

Rebecca has been obsessed with two things since she learned to walk and talk: stories and animals. Luckily, the two seem to be very compatible. Rebecca writes stories set in strange worlds filled with bizarre creatures, strong female characters and magical powers. She started her writing career as a poet, performing all over the country and publishing her first collection, Octopus Medicine, with Two Rivers Press in 2017.

In addition to writing, Rebecca is also a teacher and, in 2018, decided that she wanted to write quality books for the young people she works with. Her books tend towards themes of respect for the environment, protecting the planet and the new generations challenging the old to face up to their mistakes.

She lives in Reading, UK, with her unusual family, which includes herself and her partner, a friendly little mini-lop rabbit (called Cleo) and a gregarious and feisty quaker parrot (called Maya).

Sunday 24 April 2022

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Take Me to the Cabin [Mountain Men of Whiskey River 02] by Kaci Rose!

An awkward, shy mountain man. An easy going city girl. They each hold a secret that could destroy the other...

I never planned to be a runaway bride but the things I found out...

Now I'm starting over in the small town of Whiskey River, Montana.

Phoenix wasn't part of the plan.

The shy virgin mountain man who I can't seem to stay away from.

But he has secrets of his own.

When the past catches up to me not even he can help me this time...

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Kaci runs on coffee, chocolate, and Oreos. She loves her book boyfriends with tattoos, muscles, beards, and a little dirty.

Kaci loves romance books and has been jotting down ideas since she was in high school and is now putting the ideas down on paper. She believes in satisfying, happily ever afters with a lot of steam on the way.

She was born and raised in Southwest Florida but is wholeheartedly a mountain girl. She has been reading as many books as she could get her hands on since grade school and loves to travel when she gets the chance.

Saturday 23 April 2022

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Myracles in the Void [Myraverse 01] by Wes Dyson!

Guest Post!

What are Myra and Myracles?
By Wes Dyson

There once were two children,

a girl and a boy.

One could create,

the other, destroy.

Myra makes up everything in the known universe. It is an energy with two extremes – a creative, formative, bonding force called “Elix” – and a destructive, breaking force called “Ruin.” It is said that all cycles, from seasons to time, are the result of the weaving and unweaving of Elix and Ruin.

Myracles are a change in reality by directed myra. Depending on the dominant myra within, either Elix or Ruin, the effects can be the creation of something entirely new, or the complete destruction of an object. How impactful a myracle is depends on how much of either type of myra a person has within them.

Within every heart lies the power to bond or break.

On an isolated port of floating garbage called Hop, Gaiel Izz and his sister, Lynd, never imagined they’d be able to change anything…

Not their nasty neighbors, not their hungry bellies, and especially not their missing father.

That will change when they discover the power of myracles — magic that either creates or destroys.

As the brother and sister set across Esa to bring their family back together, this power will either unite them or shatter their entire world to pieces.

It will all come down to what truly lies within their hearts…

Create or destroy?

There once were two children,
a girl and a boy.
One could create,
the other, destroy.

Within every heart lies the power to bond or break.

On an isolated port of floating garbage called Hop, Gaiel Izz and his sister, Lynd, never imagined they’d be able to change anything…

Not their nasty neighbors, not their hungry bellies, and especially not their missing father.

That will change when they discover the power of myracles — magic that either creates or destroys.

As the brother and sister set across Esa to bring their family back together, this power will either unite them or shatter their entire world to pieces.

It will all come down to what truly lies within their hearts…

Create or destroy?

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Author bio:

Wes Dyson is a creative marketer and dog-daddy of four Pomskies living in Western MA. He loves classical music and earthy, grass-tasting tea. 

Connect with Wes Dyson by visiting WesDyson.com or @Wes.Dyson on Instagram

Friday 22 April 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Reluctant Bride by Monica Murphy!


   “I should probably kiss you again. While we’re having an intimate conversation. Just the two of us.”
   He raises that single brow.
   Ugh. It’s kind of sexy, that move.
   “Fine. Just get it over with.” I quickly glance around the room one more time with a smile plastered on my face, but it feels forced so I let it fade.
   When I return my attention to him, I see that he’s watching me with a stormy expression on his face.
   “Get it over with?” He sounds vaguely insulted. “Was it that much of a hardship, being kissed by me earlier?”
   “It wasn’t much of a kiss at all, if I’m being truthful.”
   “Yes. Really.”
   Without warning he hauls me into his arms, until I’m pressed so tight against him you couldn’t slip a piece of paper between us. His fingers curl beneath my chin, tilting my head back so my lips are perfectly aligned with his.
   “Here’s a kiss for you then,” he murmurs.
   Just before his lips crash down on mine.
   This kiss is nothing like the first one, which only consisted of a little spark. A flash of heat before it was gone.
   No, this kiss is all fire and tongue and hunger. His hand slips down, until he’s touching my ass and his fingers tighten around my chin, keeping me in place as he devours my mouth with his. All I can do is cling helplessly to him, my hand finding his chest, his wildly beating heart beneath my palm.
   He breaks the kiss, taking a step back, his chest rising and falling. “How was that?”
   I can’t find my words. All I can do is nod.
   The look on his face is smug.
   “That’s what I thought. Shall we talk to more of our guests? Thank them for coming?”
   How he can act so smooth and unaffected is mind blowing.

Everyone’s for sale, including me. One moment I’m the forgotten daughter of one of the most wealthy families in the country, and the next I’m the blushing bride in an arranged marriage. My fate is sealed in my wedded union with a complete stranger.

In public, Perry Constantine is the life of the party. Easygoing. Adored. In private, he’s brooding. Dark. Angry. But so am I. It’s a contest of wills to see who will break in the bedroom first, and while I try to remain strong, I find myself craving the very man I swore to hate.

My husband.

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Author bio:

New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author. A believer in kissing. A believer of love.

I also write contemporary romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.


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Thursday 21 April 2022

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Illusion [Masters of Valor 01] by Delta James!

From the moment I saw the sword, I knew my life would never be the same. The first time I picked it up it vibrated, hummed, and shocked me. Since then nothing ... until now!

A powerful, real estate developer has been buying up land in the area and wants my business. He refuses to take no for an answer. My bakery, Goody’s Goodies, has been in the family for more than a century, it is the only thing I have left of my grandmother. I will not sell. But his threats are becoming real and people are dying.

I have been searching for the mystery woman I scened with in a club in New York. I knew she was mine but was called away just before she was unmasked. Imagine my surprise when she shows up at the B&B next door to my planned BDSM club, The Refuge. She has drawn the fury of a very old and dangerous shifter.

This is not the first time I have met up with this evil. It is time for the sword to awaken for it is said the sword can kill a dragon.

Can we eliminate him before he turns everything Goody loves to ashes?

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As a USA Today bestselling romance author, Delta James aims to captivate readers with stories about complex heroines and the dominant alpha males who adore them. For Delta, romance is more than just a love story; it’s a journey with challenges and thrills along the way.

After creating a second chapter for herself that was dramatically different than the first, Delta now resides in Virginia where she relaxes on warm summer evenings with her lovable pack of basset hounds as they watch the birds of prey soaring overhead and the fireflies dancing in the fading light. When not crafting fast-paced tales, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and white-water rafting.

Her readers mean the world to her, and Delta tries to interact personally to as many messages as she can. If you’d like to chat or discuss books, you can find Delta on Instagram, Facebook, and in her private reader group https://www.facebook.com/groups/348982795738444.

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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Release Day Blitz: Sinful Bodyguard [Dark Mafia Sins 04] by Emily Bowie!

Long before Fin was my bodyguard, he was my best friend. It didn’t matter that he belonged to the Irish mafia and I the Italian.

One day changed everything. His family was murdered, and I helped set everything in motion.

I’ll carry the weight of that burden forever.

Six years later he’s back in my life as my bodyguard. He refuses to let me out of his sight, and I’m reminded of my betrayal every single day. Our connection is so much more than friends now. It’s hard not to appreciate his chiseled chest, strong arms, and his need to protect me.
When the tension wraps too tight around us it explodes. Igniting chemistry that neither one of us can say no to.

But Fin could never love me if he learned the truth. I should be more frightened of him than the monsters he’s protecting me from.

When secrets surface, we’re both forced to reckon with what the truth will do to our relationship.

Now I’m standing at the altar with a choice: stand with Fin and risk everything, or protect my family--and my heart.

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Author bio:
Emily Bowie is from a small town in Western Canada. She has been making characters come to life through her writing since she was old enough to put her thoughts on paper. She loves her white wine cold, her heels red, and her books spicy.

She married her high school sweetheart and they have two amazing children.

She is the author to the Bennett Brothers Series.

Recklessly Mine, Recklessly Forbidden, & Recklessly Devoted.

When she is not writing she can be found reading a good book, making digital scrapbooks and being physically active—whether it is at the gym, going for a walk, or playing/keep up with her children.