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Sunday 30 June 2024

Stacking the Shelves [107]!


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 (Ebooks):



Saturday 29 June 2024

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Accidental Sereph [Carran Hollow Fated Mate 01] by Maci Aurora!



Excerpt!

   “A shot of whiskey.”
   He turns to the wall of bottles behind him, selecting one and a shot glass as the bell rings, indicating someone has walked in. I glance at the newcomer since it’s never a good idea to be caught unawares. Walking across the room is a woman—twenties—with a duffle slung over her shoulder. She’s dressed mostly in black: black jeans with tears at the knees, and a white shirt hidden under a black V-neck sweater, also sporting holes from wear and tear. Her silver hair is shoulder-length and wavy. She’s pretty—gorgeous, actually. She’s got one of those heart- shaped faces with giant eyes, a pert nose, and full lips, the bottom just a touch fuller than the top. It’s too dark to see the color of her eyes, but I’ve got a pretty good suspicion they’re green, because this girl’s got an aura gleaming bright green, as bright as if I were standing in front of a flashing neon sign.
   My body tenses as she passes, and power hits me—the raw magnetism of it slams into mine, grips my balls before sliding up to my pelvis then racing white-hot up my spine until it hits the back of my head. I blink and grab hold of the counter to keep on my feet.
   What the fuck was that?
   I was born a Sentinel, have fought with all manner of creatures, fucked a few more, and I’ve never experienced that reaction in all my twenty-seven years.
   But I have an idea.
   My calix has finally arrived.

When Atlas Black, a bad boy with a reputation in Carran Hollow, walks into The Hole-in-the-Wall bar investigating a demon sighting, it’s mostly business as usual until he comes face-to-face with his calix—his fated-mate. Except Ivy Day, oblivious to the world of seraphs and demons, thinks she’s stranded in Carran Hollow because a stupid bus has broken down. She just needs a ride to get to the next bus in order to get to her sister across the country. While the guy in the bar hitting on her is hotter than any human has the right to be, unless he’ll give her a lift, she doesn’t have any patience for anything else. But little does she know, Atlas is about to take her on the ride of her life—that is, as long as they can get through the demons.


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Author bio:

Romance author.

Lover of stories.

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.

Friday 28 June 2024

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Hotheaded Heart [Waterfall Canyon 01] by Anna Alkire!


Excerpt!

   A little adrenaline set in when I thought of my underwear getting tossed around for every soul to see—Beau and Mason would be there any minute. I started stuffing garbage bags as fast as I could move in my bedroom, shuddering at how wrinkled and smashed my pretty lingerie would all be.
   “Raven?” Beau called from the front door.
   “Yep,” I shouted. “Be out in a sec…”
   My hands moved faster but my slinky collection of undergarments kept slipping from my fingers and landing on the carpet.
   “Hey,” Beau said from the door, while I frantically shoved a teddy and garter belt set into the bag. “Good news. I bribed Chuck and AJ into helping out…”
   “That’s great. I owe you big time for this.”
   He walked closer. I glanced over my shoulder, hunching forward to hide my naughty bag.
   Beau crouched over and picked up a red lace G-string. “Dropped this,” he croaked. He bit the knuckle of his other hand.
   I snatched it away from him, my ears burning. “Give me a damn minute. And scrub that out of your head.”
   He punched his chest and stumbled backward. “Never.”

I’m finally back in Waterfall Canyon, after leaving for a decade, when one-night changes everything. I sort of snapped and beat up my stalker with yard debris. That creep didn’t know who he was messing with. Except, I was the one put in the patrol car.

Sometimes the worst mistake of your life calls for desperate measures—like accepting help from one of the cops that arrested you.

Beau Martin is a police officer, a slob, and also a man that’s promised to never settle down. He’s my best friend’s older brother. We had a history—of him tormenting me ten years ago. Now he leaves me flirty notes, wants me to believe he’s always liked me, and thinks we should blow off some steam.

Torn between Beau and an unrequited work crush, pursued by my increasingly creepy stalker, and fighting to save my career from the fallout of my mistake, I stumble into organizing a bachelor auction for charity. Everything depends on the support of our small town—and how much I can sacrifice for my own heart.


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Author bio:

Anna Alkire has been a long-term college student, a business owner, and a world traveler. Now “settled”—with a sigh and a cup of decaf—Anna lives in Washington state, where she splits her time between a husband who thinks the North Pole would be a great place to live, chasing her hurricane of a son, learning new handicrafts, and creating worlds full of the kind of romance and fun she most wants to read. Find more about her (and grab a freebie or two) at her website, annaalkire.com.

Thursday 27 June 2024

Release Blitz: Ollie's Recovery [Blue Sky Sanctuary 0.5] & Grey's Rescue [Blue Sky Sanctuary 01] by D.M. Earl!


Ollie's Recovery [Blue Sky Sanctuary 0.5]

One broken military man. One veterinarian. And the compassion that ignites into passion.

Former Navy SEAL Ollie O'Brien can't deal with being sidelined and discharged. His military career was his greatest accomplishment. And now, he's flailing and fumbling as he searches for purpose in a world that doesn't seem to value him at all. And when his sister lands him a job in North Carolina, Ollie is reluctant to accept.

Veterinarian Paisley Smythe is in over her head. She needs help with her choices in life, and she's striking out left and right. But when a friend reaches out with an idea, she meets the one man that could be the saving grace that she's needed all along. However, the rugged, handsome, and broken man may need her more than she needs him.

As Paisley and Ollie work together caring for the animals and saving the clinic, something sparks between them. Ollie's injuries force him to believe he's not enough for Paisley. And Paisley's past demons destroy her confidence in relationships. Can they both find a way to heal in one another's arms?


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Grey's Rescue [Blue Sky Sanctuary 01]

One former military hero. One wildlife lover. And the animals who saved them both.

Relatively new to the Blue Sky Sanctuary, Grey Nottingham is desperately trying to find his bearings in a world he knows nothing about. Still reeling from a mission that crashed and burned out of his control, Grey searches for solace in a safe haven that specializes in the struggles that former military heroes face. But when he encounters a beautiful, determined, and compassionate woman who will do anything to protect the Montana wildlife, Grey suddenly knows his purpose.

Abigale Styeeks loves nature--and after finishing college, she's dedicated her life to defending innocent, protected wildlife--even if it means bringing danger to herself. When the gorgeous and tortured Grey Nottingham brings her tortured wolves, Abigale launches an all-out mission to save them. Despite her efforts, the ranchers will stop at nothing to destroy the wildlife that threatens their livelihoods. Now, battling the ranchers and saving the animals being hunted becomes Grey and Abigale's new mission. Teaming up, the two find more than the answers to protect the endangered animals. Grey makes it his mission to protect Abigale and the wildlife from the vicious ranchers. But, will they end up rescuing Grey from his own personal demons?


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Author bio:

D.M. Earl is a U.S.A. Today Bestselling Author who spins stories about real life situations with characters that are authentic, genuine, and sincere. Each of her stories allow the characters to come to life with each turn of the page while they try to find their HEA through much drama and angst. D.M. finds ideas for her next story from within those around her and what she experiences in daily life. Each book has a part of her left behind in it. She lives in Northwest Indiana married to her best friend who was instrumental in the start of her writing career in 2014. When not writing D.M. loves to read, play with her seven fur-babies (yeah crazy) and ride her Harley Dyna Lowrider.

“Enjoy this Ride we call Life.” Remember we only get one chance.



Wednesday 26 June 2024

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Sol-Lumieth [The Age of Alandria 05] by Morgan Wylie!



Alandria is fading.

The veil between realms has thinned.

War is inevitable.

She, the mistress of the mountain in Exhile, has absorbed an intense amount of power and is poised to unleash the next phase of her evil plan. Meanwhile, the Droch-Shúil spreads fear and darkness across Alandria. If salvation does not come for the Orchids, their souls will be lost forever. Will She escape her sentence in Exhile and take over Alandria? Or will the one surprise she isn’t expecting derail her?

Kaeleigh and Daegan rush back to Alandria after their tumultuous journey through the mortal realm, seeking the Book of Lenoria. Chel is in trouble. And the magical life force of the forests and territories of Alandria is being siphoned away, infiltrated by evil. The Dryads are doing all they can to keep the trees—and themselves—alive.

Unexpected friends have been foun. The allies are ready to sacrifice it all to save their once beautiful realm, their home, but not everyone will survive.

Will the light of The Sol-lumieth be strong enough to stop the darkness or will this be the end of the magical realm of Alandria?

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Author bio:

Morgan Wylie is an award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author with several genres published from YA fantasy to adult paranormal romance and other things in between. Morgan published her first novel, Silent Orchids, one year after moving across the country with her family on a journey of new discovery. After an amazing three years in Nashville, TN and the release of two more books, Morgan and her family found their way back to the Northwest where they now reside. Still working everyday with great optimism, Morgan continues to embrace all things: “Mama”, wife, teacher, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head… where it gets pretty loud!
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Monday 24 June 2024

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Rumble and the Glory [Sacred Trinity 01] by JA Huss!


Deep in the hills of West Virginia, three small towns have found a way to flourish in the face of extreme poverty. Disciple runs a side-show tent revival that brings in millions of dollars a year. Bishop flaunts traditional ways in the vein of Colonial Williamsburg, luring weary city people to the slow-living lifestyle. And Revenant offers them an experience of sin filled with tattooed bikers and live-music dive bars.
It’s a sacred trinity that worships the almighty dollar and everyone plays their role like a well-trained Broadway actor. But these hills have secrets, and so do the people.
Collin Creed is a killer, but he’s Lowyn’s killer. And after a twelve-year separation, she wants him back. To the untrained eye, Lowyn is the good girl to Collin’s bad-boy reputation. But to those in the know, she’s just like everyone else up in these hills—not as wholesome and pure as she looks.

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Author bio:

JA Huss is a scientist, New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, and a cowgirl who rides English. Five of her books were optioned for TV/film, several of her audiobooks have been nominated for the Audie and SOVA Awards, and she was a RITA Finalist in 2019. She has been an indie author in both fiction and non-fiction for seventeen years and lives on a ranch in Colorado with her family, horses, dogs, goats, donkeys, and chickens.

Sunday 23 June 2024

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Faerie Misborn [Titiana Academy 01] by Samaire Wynne!


Life on the streets of Manhattan was bleak...

...for an orphan with little education.

Would a faerie named Chance change her life?

Holly considered herself "street smart." She had learned to survive, deal with the cold, and ignore the hunger, but at almost 14-years old, she feared life would be one long journey of misery. Then she met him.

Sitting alone on the grass...

...she held a sign hoping for spare change.

It read, "Hungry, please help."

The boy didn't give her money, he took her for a bagel. Holly was too hungry to say "no," and what he told her next was almost hard to believe. He had been sent for her.

She was invited to attend a school for special students.

What awaits Holly at The Faerie Academy?

You'll love this story full of teen angst, magical awakenings, faerie folk, and unbelievable challenges, because we all face tests in life and Holly is someone you'll want to see succeed.


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Author bio:

Samaire Wynne grew up in a lot of different places, and now happily resides on the East Coast of America, laboring away at writing stories every day. She is an animal lover with far too many pets, yet she still muses how she’d like to add even more. A lover of all things night and gothic, she also loves to read and reread her favorite books. Owned by a cat named Tyrion, she can be found haunting the shadows and mists that hang low over the hills of southern Virginia.

Friday 21 June 2024

Freebie Blitz & Giveaway: Crown of Wings and Thorns by Mary Ting!


Excerpt!

   Gorgo grabbed my arm when I got closer to her. “Whatever you do, don’t touch her.”
   I narrowed my eyes and said as I slowly removed his hand, “And I told you not to touch me.”
   He backed away with a raised brow that said I warned you.
   “Nadira.” I smiled big and raised my palms up to show her I meant no harm. Then I slid her hood over her head.
   “Let me see if you’re the same girl from the market.” I pushed her braids back over the shoulders.
   “You shouldn’t have touched me.” Nadira’s little mouth curled, and her crimson eyes twinkled into wicked delight.
   My heart skipped a beat and fear wrapped around me as my feathers shuddered.
   A guttural growl rent the air before the sharp breeze rustled in the room, uplifting my hair. Something had come through the open door. Just as I lifted my arms to grab a dagger hidden between my plumes, fingers tightened around my neck, and then I was thrown across the room as if I were light as a feather.

A fight for a throne that will rewrite history

The demon King Asmodeus has taken over the mortal world. The Order of Angel warriors have a mission to take him down, but many have died or joined the enemy. When Evangeline’s team is ensnared in a web of deception, she has no choice but to form an alliance with King Victus, a vampire ruler with a reputation for killing angels. Can the two set aside the past and take down Asmodeus? Or will they turn on each other first?

Michael is a half-breed angel who wants no part of the nonhuman world. However, his immense power makes him a target. King Asmodeus wants him to join his army, and so does Order of Angels, but Michael dreams of settling down, not going to war. He may not have a choice. When his family’s lives are at stake, he’ll have to pick a side or lose everything.


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Author bio:

Born in Seoul, Korea, author Mary Ting is an international bestselling, multi-gold award winning author. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise. She is a diverse voice who writes diverse characters, often dealing with a catastrophic world.

Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.

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Thursday 20 June 2024

Cover Reveal: Iced [Walker University 01] by Cala Riley!



Clayton
Being the star player on the Walker Wolves has been everything I was working towards.
That is, until my grades slip, threatening to take it all from me.
I have to do something drastic to keep my dreams alive, so I hire a tutor.
That’s when I met her.
Grace Myers.
She is the complete opposite of me. Shy, innocent, kind.
She’s meant to tutor me on school, so why does it feel like she is schooling me on life?

Grace
I have spent half my life in love with Kellan Cooper, but he has never felt the same.
If friendship is all he can offer, it’s what I’ll take from him.
I thought life was simple.
Until I met him.
Clayton James.
He is everything I’ve always hated. Loud, arrogant, a player.
So why do I find myself unable to stop thinking about him and his lips?

When opposites attract, will they have a fairytale ending or are they destined to crash and burn?

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Author bio:

Cala Riley, better known as Cala and Riley, are a pair of friends with a deep seated love of books and writing. Both Cala and Riley are happily married and each have children, Cala with the four-legged kind while Riley has a mixture of both two-legged and four. While they live apart, that does not affect their connection. They are the true definition of family. What started as an idea that quickly turned into a full-length book and a bond that will never end.