Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The True Calling Series by Siobhan Davis!!!! One of my favorite authors!!!! Giveaway!!!! Amazingly Awesome deals on all the books!

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This is my stop during the book blitz for the True Calling series by Siobhan Davis! This blitz will run from 28 June till 4 July. The book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The tour schedule can be viewed here



True Calling is a fully completed YA sci-fi dystopian romance series that will appeal to readers who enjoy fast-paced action adventure, sublime worldbuilding, strong character development, and tons of swoon-worthy romance. With over 500 five-star ratings on Goodreads, the True Calling series is currently FREE to download from Kindle Unlimited! If you don't read on KU you can benefit from significant discounts during the blitz - read the first 3 books for 99c!



All books in the series are listed below, and check out the cool giveaway!

- True Calling – free!

- Lovestruck - free during blitz!

- Beyond Reach – 0.99$ during blitz

- True Calling Boxset – all books plus bonus content for only $7.99



True CallingTrue Calling (True Calling #1)

By Siobhan Davis

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Age category: Young Adult



Blurb:

Welcome to Novo: Your new home in Space



For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.



But that's not Ariana's only concern. Thanks to the government-sanctioned memory erase, Ariana has no recollection of Zane, the mystery boy who haunts her dreams. Things are further complicated when the pageant commences and her feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify. Together, they start to realize not everything about their new home is as it seems.



Entangled in a dangerous web of deceit, Ariana sets out to identify the truth. Conflicted over warnings that Cal isn’t trustworthy and alarmed at the government's increasing interest in her, she doesn’t know where to turn. But her search for the truth comes at a high personal price. When her world implodes, discovering the past shapes her future with devastating consequences.




You can find True Calling on Goodreads



You can get your free copy of True Calling here:

- Amazon

- Amazon UK

- Barnes & Noble

- Kobo

- iBooks



All the books in this series:

True CallingLovestruckBeyond ReachLight of a Thousand StarsDestiny Rising




Lovestruck (True Calling #1.5) by Siobhan Davis

You can find Lovestruck on Goodreads. Get your free copy of Lovestruck from June 28 till July 2 on Amazon or Amazon UK.



Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Siobhan Davis

You can find Beyond Reach on Goodreads. You can buy Beyond Reach for only 0.99$ during the blitz on Amazon or Amazon UK.



Light of a Thousand Stars (True Calling #2.5) by Siobhan Davis

You can find Light of a Thousand Stars on Goodreads. You can buy Light of a Thousand Stars on Amazon or Amazon UK.



Destiny Rising (True Calling #3) by Siobhan Davis

You can find Destiny Rising on Goodreads. You can buy Destiny Rising on Amazon or Amazon UK.



Praise for the True Calling series:

"In a word, WOW!! Talk about a fascinating and magnetic tale!" Tome Tender



"With intergalactic battle, love that traverses countries—entire planets—and endless twists and turns, this series deserves a spot on your e-reader." A Leisure Moment



"True Calling is a dystopian sci-fi romance that is FABULOUS!" The Caffeinated Booknerd



"Fresh with original ideas, exciting characters, great storyline, and a realistic love story." Amazon reviewer.



"This series deserves to become as well-known as popular series such as The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc... it's that good." Paranormal Books.



“I cannot put my love for Siobhan Davis' True Calling series into words - it's easily one of my favorite series." RamblingB00ks



"This isn't just a book I couldn't put down, but a series I cannot put down. All I can say is wow!" Patricia Hamill. Author-Blogger. Puretextuality



"It's Hunger Games meets Twilight but only better!" Amazon reviewer.





SiobhanAbout the Author:

Siobhan Davis writes young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and she is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling series. The first book in her new Saven series was released in December 2015.



A self-professed teenager forever--at least when it comes to books, music, and films, Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. She loves baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).



Before pursuing a full-time writing career, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years. She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.



You can find and contact Siobhan here:

- Website

- Blog

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Google +

- Goodreads

- Amazon

- Newsletter



Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website



Giveaway

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of the True Calling series. These are the prizes you can win:

- Paperbacks of the three books in the Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass

- Paperbacks of the three books in the True Calling series by Siobhan Davis



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Review for Jagger by M.J. Fields & Chelsea Camaron - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -


Jagger Caldwell is no one’s hero. With a reputation busting heads and breaking hearts on the underground MMA circuit, he lives for easy cash and easier women. But when he stumbles upon an all-too-familiar scene, painful memories awaken Jagger’s sensitive side and compel him to act. As a kid, he stood by helplessly as his old man beat his mom. Now, Jagger won’t let seventeen-year-old Tatiana Rand suffer the same fate. Nothing matters except saving her.

Tatiana is a prisoner in her own home, at the mercy of her violent father—until an unlikely savior bursts through her door and into her life. Six-feet-plus of tattooed muscle and raw power, Jagger is no prince charming—but Tatiana stopped believing in fairy tales long ago. Despite their differences in age and, well, everything else, the sexy bad boy sparks a fire that Tatiana never knew she had—and desires that only Jagger can quench.


MY REVIEW -

I had a hard time connecting with this book, but I eventually began to like some things about it; once I let go on some of the things that weren't for me. I haven't read the previous 2 books in the series, and although the main characters from the previous books are present in this one, I don't feel like I was lost while reading this book. I liked that there is dual POV's, and the writing was good. I like that Jagger and Tatiana were pretty honest with each other, and there really wasn't a whole bunch of relationship drama. I also was interested till the end of the book, and I liked the closeness the group of friends/family were. What didn't really work for me was that I felt the characters were all a bit cheesy; especially the wording of the language used. I also don't really care for the whole waiting till she's legal storyline, and I also don't care for the naïve, damaged young girl scenario. Tatiana, who is 17, is beaten regularly by her father, and one night Jagger, who has also suffered abuse from his father, busts into their apartment, while Tatiana's father is beating on her, and proceeds to kick his ass and knock him out. Jagger tells Tatiana that he will help her, but she chooses not to leave, and Jagger ends up being arrested for beating up the father. Tatiana is scared to leave because she has been told by her abusive father that the streets are a lot worse then where she's at, and since she is Russian, she will be deported back to Russia. Jagger isn't arrested for long, and still wants to protect Tatiana, so he begins leaving little gifts for her in secret over months. Eventually, Tatiana decides to leave, and Jagger is there to help her. Jagger and Tatiana feel a connection for each other, but Jagger wants to wait till she's 18, but luckily for him, she only has a few days till she turns 18. Jagger is also an MMA fighter, so they have to deal with a rival of his, and also something happens with Tatiana's father that causes problems for Tatiana and Jagger. So, once I got over the cheesiness, the "waiting" till 18, and the fact that Tatiana has been sheltered, and is naïve about a lot of things, so her intense feelings for Jagger isn't really something I would normally root for because she hasn't really seen the world, I did end up enjoying the read. Jagger and Tatiana are rather sweet together, and they do have some passion. I also wasn't bored while reading, Jagger, so that's a plus in my book!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review for After We Fall by Marquita Valentine - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

A tough cop with an even tougher past, Hunter Sloan has never let anyone stop him from getting what he wants—and he wants Evangeline Ambrose bad. With her gentle curves and raw vulnerability, Hunter’s beautiful, mysterious new neighbor awakens his protective side. Determined to do right by a woman who’s gone through hell and back, Hunter could be the one to take away the pain—so long as his own secrets don’t sink their relationship before it begins.

Having escaped an abusive marriage, Evangeline simply wants to start over in the small, quiet town of Forrestville. She’s also avoiding all contact with the opposite sex, because she just can’t trust her instincts when it comes to men—not even with the sinfully sexy cop next door. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? Hunter has darkness in his soul, and yet no one ever made her feel so safe. For all her best laid plans, Evangeline didn’t count on choices this hard—or temptation this hot.

MY REVIEW -

I liked After We Fall, and I loved Hunter! He's not a manwhore! I was so excited for that! He's a man, who knows what he wants and he doesn't need to sleep around in the mean time; he's not controlled by his penis! He is so open with his feelings, and it was beyond refreshing; he's doesn't play games. I didn't really connect with Evangeline, so that was a down point for me. I don't know what it was exactly, but I just felt like she didn't evolve how I wanted. I still liked her okay, and I like that she was a bit kooky. There's some fun Star Wars humor that I enjoyed! Evangeline is separated from her abusive husband and trying to start a new life, she was married to him for 6 years, and after he nearly killed her, she finally left him. She is still really emotionally wounded, and has trouble trusting people; especially men. Hunter was one of the cops on the scene, and helped Evangeline get into a woman's shelter. Hunter hasn't been able to forget about Evangeline, and when she happens to move in next door to him, he wants to show her that he is the man for her. I thought they had decent chemistry, and I liked the love scenes. Also, as I was reading, there was some things that just didn't add up for me; I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll leave it at that, but I felt like the story was lacking some depth. Also, there were some scenes where the characters would be told something as if it were new information, but that information was already told a little before; maybe the other character wasn't listening because it was during sex at the time, so I'll let that go. I liked that we get dual POV's, and that there is an epilogue; even though it was too short. I do like this series, so far, so I will continue with the series, and I liked Saylor, Evangeline's neighbor/co-worker, and it looks like the next book is about Saylor and Hayden, so I look for to that; despite Hayden proclivities for being a manwhore, I'm still looking forward to their story.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Review for Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein - 5 out of 5!




SYNOPSIS -


Letty Carmichael can’t believe her eyes when she catches a glimpse of her high school tormenter, wrestling champ Tate Sullivan, on campus. College was supposed to be her escape from Tate’s constant ridicule. Now he’s in her classes again, just waiting for his chance to make her life hell. But when Letty and Tate are partnered up for an assignment—on sex in cinema, of all things—she starts to see a kinder, gentler side of him. And when she realizes Tate knows more about sex than she could ever guess at, he soon starts making her blush in a whole new way.

Tate Sullivan is haunted by regret over his cruelty toward Letty. So when she agrees to work with him, he seizes his chance to make amends. He can’t blame her for not believing he’s for real, but soon Tate starts to break down her wall. She wants to know about passion, desire, lust—topics he is well versed in. And in return she offers the one thing he always wanted: the chance to be more than just a jock.

Letty is shocked by how sensitive Tate can be. Still, desiring him feels ludicrous. Loving him is impossible. Craving him is beyond all reason. So why can’t she stop?


MY REVIEW -

Loved, Loved, Loved it!!! Never Sweeter is heartbreaking, but it is also so tender and heartwarming. Letty and Tate are beyond adorable together, and their chemistry is off the charts! When I read the synopsis, I was really intrigued by the premise. Letty was extremely bullied in high school by Tate and his friends, so much so that she was severely injured, and had to recuperate for about 2 years. Now, she is in college and wants to move on with her life, but when she spots Tate at school, her old fears begin to resurface. Tate is disgusted with how he use to treat Letty, and will do anything to make amends with Letty. Letty isn't very trusting of Tate, so he has his work cut out for him, but he is determined to show Letty he has changed, and all he wants is for her to be happy. Tate is utterly vulnerable with Letty, and she has a hard time holding herself back from him. I love how Tate is so comfortable being dorky, and basically just laying his soul out there to Letty; I could see how she couldn't resist him. There is definitely some intense love scenes in Never Sweeter, and they are very descriptive. I thought the scenes were written really well, and I've been skimming past the love scenes in other books because I have kind of gotten tired of them; I know, I know, how could I be tired of them, but after reading sex scenes for so long, it's bound to get mundane, but there was no skimming here! The heat and passion was insane! I love how emotionally bare Letty and Tate were with each other; especially Tate. I'm not too sure about Tate's little side story, also I wasn't fond of the talk about Tate's penis and his experiences, and I also would have loved some more to the ending; I need follow up books for both books in this series! But I loved so much else about this book that it didn't influence my rating.

So far, I have totally loved both books in this series, so I am definitely going to read the next book! Can't Wait!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Review for Above the Flames by Cassandra Fear - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Jasmine’s sixteenth birthday was the worst ever…

All in one day, her dad died, she met a demon, and her mother rejected her existence forever. After all, the demon who killed her dad was there to take her, and all because of her stupid powers—the ability to conjure blue flames.

Two years later, she’s happy. But happy never lasts…

After moving to Idaho to live with her grandparents, Jasmine has a new life. Almost nobody knows about her powers, and she’s just a normal teenager with normal problems. Then comes her eighteenth birthday—and the earthquake that changes her world forever.

An army of demons rise from Hell. And Jasmine is right in the middle of the battle…

When demons claw their way to Earth, Jasmine is surrounded by hundreds of fire-eyed beasts. Worse, she is captured by a big-shot demon named Bael. He’s a tricky foe with a chip on his shoulder—and the desire to make Jasmine use her powers for evil.

Amon is a fallen angel with an attitude—and everything to lose.

Successfully escaping the underworld undetected, Amon is on a quest to regain God’s grace when he rescues Jasmine from the clutches of a particularly nasty demon he knows all too well. The attraction between him and the not-entirely-human captive is instantaneous. Heavenly sparks fly, but ideas of romance will have to wait. First they have to stop the demon race from wiping out the mortal realm. Humanity’s fate rests in their hands.

Can two troubled angels rise above the flames to ensure a future for mankind? Or will Jasmine and Amon’s souls be bound together—in hell?

MY REVIEW -

I really enjoyed Above the Flames! I love stories about angels and demons, so I really liked that whole aspect of the book. The demons have won the war in Heaven, and have escaped from Hell, and are now killing humans to take over the world. I enjoyed all the action in Above the Flames, but I do feel like the same thing kept happening over and over. Good guys would be found by some demons, there would be some fighting, but both would end up getting free, so nothing really came of it, and this happens a few times, so I was ready for the story to progress a little faster than it did. There are mainly 3 POV's in this book, Jasmine (lead female), Amon (lead male), and Bael (Head Demon). I liked that we get a glimpse into the demons side of things, and I getting the female and male perspective is great too. I think I would have liked Above the Flames to be a little bit more serious, everything and everyone was sort of comical, but there are some serious things going on, and I felt I would've preferred a bit more heart and soul to the story. Humor is good, but a little less would have been better; especially from the demons.

Jasmine is a human, who has a special power, and when she was 16, her father was killed trying to protect her from a demon, who was suppose to bring Jasmine back to Hell. Jasmine escapes, and moves in with her grandparents because her mom is horrible to Jasmine. The story jumps ahead 2 years, and Jasmine has kept a tight lock on her powers because she is afraid of what they might do. I didn't really connect with Jasmine, she kind of got on my nerves. She did a lot of things without thinking them through, so she gets into problems all the time, and I found her a bit whiny and rude at times. I also don't like how she acts with the Amon and Beau situation, Beau is Jasmine's boyfriend, but Jasmine also has an attraction towards Amon. I actually don't mind love triangles, but I don't like that whole situation in this book, it was one of the low points for me, I thought it could've been handled differently by the author, and because of that situation, I felt any romance was seriously lacking. The chemistry needed some pumping up! I still was rooting for Jasmine though, and I'm hoping it's the type of situation where she will grow as the series progresses. Jasmine meets up with Amon when she and Beau rescue him and his other fallen angel friends from some demons. I didn't like how the fallen angels act, everyone in this books acts really immaturely, but I expect more out of the angels since they've been around for a lot longer, but they act like teenagers too; especially Lamia, I couldn't stand her. So, Jasmine and Amon and their groups decide to ban together to help save the world from demons.

The book does end without much resolution, which I'm not mad at because I was entertained through the whole story. I'm looking forward to the next book!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review for His Immortal Kiss by Liliana Rhodes - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Left with only debt and a mysterious skeleton key after her mother passes away, Lilac Martin jumps at the chance to move into Chateau du Soleil and restore it to its former beauty. It seems like the perfect job until she meets the reclusive owner Julien Lambert.

Lilac keeps her distance from Julien’s icy stare, but there’s something about him that she can’t resist. His cool touch and too pale skin tell her the unthinkable–he’s a vampire–and even though she knows she should run, she can’t bring herself to leave.

Recognizing the key, Julien uses it to take her back in time to the days when he was human. But he’s careful to not reveal too many of his secrets. Julien is dying and the only thing that will save him is for Lilac to accept his immortal kiss.


MY REVIEW -

I loved the premise for His Immortal Kiss, and it had a lot of the types of things I love: old spooky castle, secret doorway to the past, cool skeleton key, and a vampire! So, right off the bat I was already hooked! Lilac's mom has just passed away, when she is approached by a sort of creepy man to renovate an old castle. Lilac has been taking care of her mom for about 5 years, and hasn't been working in that type of work since she began taking care of her mom, so she doesn't know why she is being sought out, but even though she is wary, she decides to go for it because it is too good to pass up. The owner of the castle is Julien, and right away Lilac feels a connection with him, but doesn't understand why, and on top of that Julien is a vampire. The story between Lilac and Julien was sweet, and I liked the glimpses into the past. The story is mainly told from Lilac's POV, but we get some POV from Julien, which I really liked. The setting was really cool too, I love old buildings, and it added a nice elegance to the story, and there is a bit of mystery to the story that I enjoyed. The things that were sort of misses for me, and which lowered the rating were: I felt some of Lilac's reactions were odd; how she reacted to the news that Julien was a vampire, and how easily and quickly she adapts to some big changes in her life; she just settles right in at Chateau du Soleil like she doesn't have a care in the world, so it was a bit odd to me, and she lies to Julien, which wasn't great. I also wanted more scenes of Julien and Lilac together; a little more depth to the relationship, but that's only because I loved their story and wanted more of it! I also don't know about Robin, Lilac's friend, she had weird reactions too! She definitely overreacts! I also felt the wording of the sentences was a bit stilted. I still enjoyed reading His Immortal Kiss, and I was entertained and interested till the very end, and it is a quick read, so I'm glad I read it!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Owl Crate Box!!!!!

Got my first Owl Crate box!!! It's so cool getting a mystery box of awesome goodies!!!

Want to give it a shot! Here's the link code! https://owlcrate.com/refer/Shann-DGSUOCPG



Review for Mechanical Hearts by Nicole Blanchard - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Caroline Abernathy has lost her mind. Perhaps it was the bump on the head she took when an afternoon sailing expedition cruised right in the middle of a violent storm or maybe the stress of grad school has finally proven to be too much. Whatever the cause, she finds herself alone in a strange underwater world and at the mercy of a ruthless pirate.

Everyone has a price, at least according to the Pirate Prince, Ezra Castle. In order to purchase the fare needed to bring her home, Caroline agrees to spend the remainder of the voyage on his ship, helping him locate the priceless artifact she cost him.

What starts as a simple journey turns deadly when their ship is attacked by a band of assassins. Stranded, wounded, and without transportation, Caroline and Ezra will have to rely on each other to make it back alive.

Life and love are on the line and time is running out. Tick Tock.


MY REVIEW -

I loved that Mechanical Hearts takes place in a underwater world! So cool! I loved how descriptive Blanchard was; she really painted an interesting, unique world, that I could picture vividly in my mind as I read Mechanical Hearts. Caroline has a fight with her aunt; whom she lives with because something happened to her parents, so she packs up and leaves her home, and after finding a skeleton key on her family's boat, she decides to stay the night. A storm starts brewing, and Caroline is rescued by a submarine, which is captained by the at times surly, Ezra Castle. Caroline is glad she was rescued, but things don't seem quite right with the situation she finds herself in. There's robots, pretty much everyone has some type of mechanical body parts, and people live underwater in pods! Lots of cool, interesting stuff! Mechanical Hearts is an underwater adventure with a dash of romance. I do wish there were actually a pinch more romance, but I'm a romance fiend, so I'm sure it's fine for many readers, and I did enjoy the romantic parts that were included; they were sweet. I'm definitely looking forward to more books by Nicole Blanchard!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Review for Icing by Kelly Jamieson - 5 out of 5!




SYNOPSIS -

Duncan Armstrong may be an NHL star, but he’s a country boy at heart. His ultimate fantasy is going home with the Stanley Cup, not a gold-digging airhead who aspires to be a trophy wife and nothing more. Newly single and hoping to enjoy a night out with his teammates, he ends up hitting it off with a down-to-earth waitress who’s a complete breath of fresh air—until Duncan learns that she’s a part-time model. He tries to forget about her, but their sizzling chemistry has him coming back for more.

Amber is working hard to put herself through school, and has zero interest in dating a professional athlete. She’s seen firsthand how fame and fortune can mess with their heads—her father’s brilliant football career ended in a firestorm of addiction and infidelity. So Duncan’s attentions immediately have her on the defensive. Still, there’s something different about him. And once she stops trying to freeze him out, irresistible temptation turns into all-consuming passion.


MY REVIEW -

I loved it! The characters are all great, and I love that there is humor throughout the story. I know some readers may be frustrated with Amber's inability to accept help; she's very hung-up on being independent, but I liked most other aspects about her, so that didn't bother me too much. Duncan is adorable and such a sweetheart! I also liked that there are glimpses of the couples from the previous books. Amber is working 2 part-time jobs to pay for school, and to help her mother out, so she doesn't have very much extra cash, and she has had a difficult time with her parents; especially her dad, so she doesn't want to depend on anyone for anything. Since Amber works so much and has school, she feels that she doesn't have enough time to give to a boyfriend, so she has been steering clear of being in a relationship. Duncan is a pro hockey player, who has recently broken up with someone because they were using him for his money, so he is weary of getting into another relationship. Duncan and Amber have an almost instant connection, but they both have their hang-ups about relationships; Amber doesn't have time and doesn't want to date a pro athlete, and Duncan because of the whole being used for money and fame thing. Luckily, they can't really resist each other, and they quickly fall into a relationship, but both are having trouble going all in with each other. I enjoyed the love scenes; sexy and spicy! And I liked that Amber and Duncan spent a good amount of time doing other things together besides just hooking up, it shows more depth to their relationship. I liked the hockey stuff, and I was actually surprised how much the author goes into it; there was a few pages about Duncan playing in a game, but I didn't mind it; it was fun, and I enjoyed the scenes with the other hockey players. I will definitely read the next book in the series! Fun, sweet, and heartfelt!

Cover Reveal for Siobhan Davis' new book SAVEN: DEFIANCE !!!!!!!!


Siobhan Davis is one of my favorite authors, and I always love her beautiful book covers! Can't wait to read Saven: Defiance!


Today is the cover reveal for Saven Defiance (Saven #3) by Siobhan Davis. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.



Saven Defiance is the third novel in the Amazon bestselling Saven Series by YA sci-fi romance author Siobhan Davis. This series is exclusively available on Amazon and free to download if you are a Kindle Unlimited customer. Find the whole series on amazon here.



Saven DefianceSaven Defiance (Saven #3)

by Siobhan Davis

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: August 22, 2016

Synopsis:

THE TRUTH ISN’T ALWAYS EASY

I’ve promised to protect those I love.
But someone is lying to me.
Will I discover the truth in time to save him?


With war looming in outer space and the Earthen government forced into hiding, the battle for ultimate world domination is only just beginning.

Having accepted her identity, Sadie sets out on a daring quest with her friends, which takes them deep into alien territory. Fraught with tension and danger, the journey is not an easy one, especially when previous adversaries become new allies and cherished friends become suspicious opponents.

As the heirs unite in a bid to restore peace to the galaxy, powerful enemies, determined to exact retribution, surround them on all sides. When hidden agendas and shocking revelations come to light, the fallout is massive.

Sadie’s love life is a tangled, messy affair. While one relationship is embraced forever, another spirals out of control, threatening to destroy everything. Determined to do the right thing, Sadie will fight hard to protect those she loves.



Excerpt from Saven: Defiance!!!!!

Note: This is an unedited excerpt and the final published version will be slightly altered.


Ax and Izzy are ascending the walkway into the belly of the ship, and I trail behind them. A welcome, familiar face is waiting to greet me at the top of the steps. Fern leans against the railing, her usual sunny face obscured behind a blanket of worry. Spotting me, she brightens for a nanosecond until she takes in my transparent ‘prisoner’ status.

She skips toward us with purpose. “What the hell?” She pierces Haydn with a murderous glare, planting her hands on her slim hips.

“Don’t. Interfere.” He growls out a warning as he pushes past her, hauling me along for the ride.

I shrug my shoulders as I eyeball my friend. “Don’t ask me for an explanation. No one is even speaking to me.”

“This is completely ridiculous, and totally unnecessary,” Fern yells as she stalks behind us like a miniature tornado.

“Babe,” Rylan says, stalling on the steps above us. “Let’s just get to the cabin and we’ll clear everything up.”

Haydn snorts and shakes his head. I deliberately impale him with my penetrating gaze, willing him to look at me so he can absorb the full glare of my frustration. But he’s as stubborn as ever, and he pretends not to feel my eyes burning a hole through the side of his skull. As I continue to stare at him—noting the ashen pallor of his skin, and how his once shorn hair has grown out, now curling and twisting around his ears and over his neck—I wonder if I’ve ever really known him at all. Or if he has ever truly known me.

Because if he did, he would know not to fear me. That there’s no need to treat me like this.




SiobhanAbout the Author:

Siobhan Davis writes young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and she is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling series. The first book in her new Saven series was released in December 2015.



A self-professed teenager forever--at least when it comes to books, music, and films, Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. She loves baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).



Before pursuing a full-time writing career, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years. She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.



You can find and contact Siobhan here:

- Website

- Blog

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Google +

- Goodreads

- Amazon

- Newsletter



Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website



Giveaway

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review for Off the Hook by Laura Drewry - 5 out of 5 stars!




SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide. Perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, the Fishing for Trouble series features three unforgettable brothers—each of whom is a great catch.

Major league pitcher Liam O'Donnell knows his best days are probably behind him, but that doesn't mean he's ready to retire and become a fishing guide. Still, after all the time he's spent chasing his dreams, he owes it to his brothers to pull his weight around the lodge. The Buoys is their father's legacy, and they can't let some developer take it from them. The one snag Liam isn't counting on is a blast from the past: his ex-wife.

The moment Kate Hadley steps out of the seaplane, she knows this assignment is going to be trickier than she thought. She has to persuade the owners to sell—and one of them is Liam O'Donnell. Ten years ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life when she married Liam during a fling in Vegas. Now he's her only lifeline in the middle of nowhere. Kate's trying to keep things cool, but Liam just reminds her of the scorching few nights they spent together—and tempts her to make new memories that are just as steamy as the old.


MY REVIEW -

I loved this! I loved the premise and the characters! The romance was really sweet, and I enjoyed the slow burn between Liam and Kate. Liam is a major league baseball player, but after some stress to his arm he isn't as good as he used be, and the offers aren't exactly pouring in, so in the mean time Liam is helping his family clean up the family business, a fishing lodge, in hopes of gaining more guests to help pay of the taxes due on the property. Kate is sent to help out the family by her boss, who knew their father, but Kate's boss also has an interest in buying the place if the family doesn't end paying their taxes. Both Kate and Liam have met before, and are surprised to see each other after 10 years. Kate and Liam had a whirlwind romance in Vegas, and ended up married, but Liam left Kate without a word while she was sleeping and sent her divorce papers because he didn't want anything/one taking his focus from his baseball career, so they are both weary of working with each other. I really felt for Kate, what Liam did was really jerky, and I almost wanted Kate to give Liam a bigger piece of her mind, but I think Kate showed a lot of strength in how she handled herself, and I loved how capable she came across. Liam came off a little gruff, but as the story went on his humor came out, and I appreciate that he's a nice, normalish guy, and the more I read, the more I am finding that I really appreciate those stories that have nice guys. Liam and Kate are great together, and I liked how they play off each other, and since there were definitely some feelings hurt between the two, I felt the timeline for the development of the romance was believable. I loved the family dynamics between Liam and his brothers, and the brothers struggle with the past of their family, and I also liked Jessie, the boys long-time friend, who is a major part of the fishing lodge running properly; she seems like another strong woman character that I would enjoy. The setting was great, and I liked that the characters were minimal due to the seclusion of the fishing lodge; it makes it so you can really get down to the story, and not muck it all up with stupid misunderstandings. I really enjoyed Laura Drewry's writing, and I will definitely be reading the next in this series!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Review for This One Moment by Stina Lindenblatt - 4 out of 5 stars





SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.


MY REVIEW -

MINOR SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

I enjoyed the majority of the book, and I only knocked a star off because I'm not a huge fan of the whole rock star scenario, and I normally pass on those books, but after reading the synopsis, I decided to give this one a shot. I was hoping the rock star thing wouldn't be a big part of the story because I can't stand the whole groupie thing, and although there is some of that in this book, it wasn't too bad. I didn't like the whole publicity stunt the record company was pulling, and I also didn't like that Nolan and Hailey weren't very particular about all the people they slept with when they were apart; I'm not into characters that sleep around, it's just not something I want to read about. So, despite those couple of things, I really liked the rest of the book. Nolan is a rock star, who had a family tragedy a few years back, so he left his hometown and left his best friend, Hailey; who he is in love with, behind without telling her how he feels, and he completely ignores any attempt by her to get in touch with him because he can't handle what happened with his family; he even has trouble remembering the event. Nolan receives a call that Hailey has been attack, so he returns to his hometown to be there for her. Hailey has amnesia from the attack and the police are stilling trying to find out who attacked her, so Nolan stays in town to help Hailey out. I liked the mystery of figuring out who attacked Hailey, and I do think the romance was sweet; although, I wanted Hailey to give Nolan a bit more of a hard time about leaving like he did. I like how protective Nolan was, and how he was there when Hailey needed him, but I wasn't totally happy that Nolan let the record company make some decisions for him, but I suppose that's the business; lame. I also enjoyed the storyline of Nolan having to deal with what happened with his family. I think I will check out other book by Stina Lindenblatt because although I didn't love somethings about this book, I enjoyed the writing, and I was entertained the through the whole book.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Review for Blood Lust by Alexandra Ivy - 5 out of 5 stars!




SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

Blessed and cursed by their hidden abilities, the Sentinels have no choice but to live, and love, on the edge of humanity…

The Sentinel assassin, Bas, is facing the greatest challenge of his outcast existence. His young daughter, Molly, has been kidnapped. But her disappearance has brought the return of her mother, Myst, whom Bas has never forgotten--or forgiven.

Haunted by a vision that she's destined to create a weapon that will destroy thousands, Myst was never impulsive--until she met the irresistibly handsome Bas. But with the Brotherhood, the enemy of the high-bloods hunting for her, Myst had to stay on the run, to keep her child, and the world, safe. Now, with the most important thing in both their lives at stake, she and Bas must embark on a treacherous journey to save Molly, to confront the truth of Myst's fate--and to face their fierce desire for one another.


MY REVIEW -

This was great! Blood Lust was interesting till the very end! I haven't read the previous books, except for book 2.5, which I loved, so I'm am definitely looking forward to reading the previous books as well as any future books in this series; especially what happens with Wolfe and Lana, who we get some glimpses of in Blood Lust; I love forbidden romances, and I'm also looking forward to other books by Ivy. In Blood Lust, Bas' daughter has recently been kidnapped, but luckily she has been saved unharmed. The kidnapping has brought her mother, Myst, back into their lives, but Bas isn't very trusting of Myst because after having one night with Myst, she disappeared, only to return 9 months later to leave their daughter, Molly, with Bas, and disappear again. Myst has her reason for leaving her daughter, but Bas doesn't know them, so his opinion of her isn't exactly pleasant. I'm so glad the issue of why Myst left is solved rather quickly because I hate when people don't talk with each other, and aren't honest about their feelings, so I was glad that Bas and Myst didn't play games with each other. Myst has had a vision that she will be responsible for creating a "weapon" that will kill her people, and she doesn't want the enemies of her people to get their hands on it, so she has been on the run. After hearing about Myst's problems, Bas decides he needs to help her out, so he and some his friends, are trying to figure out more about Myst's vision; what the weapon is, and how can they stop it. Bas is great, and I liked Myst too, and they have a sweet connection. The romance was adorable, and the intimate scenes have the right amount of steam. I enjoyed reading about Bas and Myst's connection growing as they learn more about each other. The action scenes were great too, and I love Ivy's world building. I love reading books about warriors finding love, so Blood Lust was a terrific read for me, and Ivy does a really great job of drawing the reader into the story. I couldn't stop reading! That's always a good sign!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review for After the Hurt by Shana Gray - 4 out of 5 stars



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

Pepper Chapman refuses to throw in the towel. Six months ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life. Blinded by grief after her mom’s death, Pepper abandoned the man she loves. Now she wants a second chance at everything she gave up: strong hands driving her to ecstasy . . . a deep voice whispering naughty promises in her ear . . . the future they’d planned since they were teenagers. So Pepper comes home looking for forgiveness, ready for a new beginning—if he’s willing to give her a shot.

Retired MMA star Tank Sherman may be used to low blows, but Pepper’s emotional sucker punch left him reeling. Trying to ignore the pain and forget the pleasure of her body beneath his, Tank is prepared to ring the final bell on their relationship. Then Pepper shows up out of the blue, radiating pure sex. But Tank won’t let himself get hurt again, and that means resisting the heat that still burns between them. Because if he takes Pepper back, he knows he’ll never be able to let her go again.


MY REVIEW -


The cover was making me think this would be more of a dark story, but it wasn't, and I enjoyed that the story was pretty much all hopeful, and about people who aren't tortured, but normal people. There isn't too much that happens in After the Hurt because it is mainly about Pepper and Tank trying to find their ways back to each other. Pepper left town, six months ago, without a word to anyone, after her mother died because she was having a really hard time with her death, and was feeling like it was her fault. The person most affected by her leaving was her long-time, live-in, boyfriend, Tank. When Pepper returns home to Tank, he isn't very welcoming because he was extremely hurt by her leaving, and has sort of closed his heart off; he doesn't trust her anymore. Pepper loves Tank very much, and wants to win him back. I think Pepper could have done a better job of telling Tank she was sorry in the beginning of the story; she sort of just jokes around with him, and I felt she should have told him how she was feeling about him in a better way, but I still liked her character, and thought she had a good heart. Tank is great! He is a strong, manly guy, and he is really sweet. I loved that he wasn't the sleep around type; that is always refreshing to me, when I read romance books. As I said earlier, the story is mainly about them finding their way back to each other, and through dual POV's, the reader gets to see how each character feels, and there is also some scenes from the memories of each character about the development of their relationship; not flashbacks, but just quick glimpses into their past with each other, so those glimpses helped show the connection Tank and Pepper have. It is mentioned that Tank use to be an MMA fighter, but that isn't a main part of the story because all of that is in Tank's past. There is a bit of a side story that has to do with Tank's past, that is interfering with Tank's life, so there is a pinch of mystery, but I did feel it was a bit glossed over; I felt the story could have been a bit more developed. There was some really sweet scenes between Pepper and Tank, and they definitely have some heat and passion. All in all, I really enjoyed After the Hurt, and I was interested through the whole book and it kept me reading, so those are all pluses in my book, and I definitely look forward to reading more books by Shana Gray!

Review for Catching Summer by L.P. Dover - 4 out of 5 stars



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

Falling for someone can be dangerous, especially when someone wants to take them away from you. But what happens when fighting for the one you love could cost them their life?

For over two years, Summer Jacobs has tried to get her life back on track. A former nurse and now a prestigious restaurant owner, she’s living the dream just like her husband wanted. After watching him get killed in the MMA ring and almost losing her life herself, it left a scar on her soul. The thought of moving on scares her, but the local NFL star, Evan Townsend, is determined to catch her heart.

Forced to work with him and the football team, Summer succumbs to his relentless attempts at capturing her heart. He has the power to heal her, but there’s someone out there who wants to keep them apart. Even if it means getting rid of Evan permanently. Summer is being chased by hidden dangers and it’s up to Evan to catch her. The question is . . . will he get to her in time?


MY REVIEW -


I haven't read any of Dover's books previous, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I ended up enjoying Catching Summer. Summer has had a tough go of it since her husband was murdered and she was forced to watch, and after being in therapy for years, she's finally in a place where she feels to is ready to start moving forward with her life. Evan is a pro football player, who has had feelings for Summer for awhile now, but was warned away from pursuing Summer by her sister because Summer was still in a fragile state, so he's held off, but now that Summer is ready to move forward, she and Evan begin a relationship. I did feel like their relationship progressed a little too fast, but I thought they were really sweet together, and Evan treated Summer really well. The intimate scenes were quick, but steamy, and I like that they don't play games with each other; both of them are honest when things come up in their lives that would cause tension if withheld, so that is definitely refreshing. As the couple continues to grow together, someone has it out for Evan, and is causing complications in his life. I had a feeling who was after Evan from early on in the book, but I still liked the mystery of the storyline, and was surprised how far the events actually went. I enjoyed Summer and Evan together; they were adorable! I do look forward to reading more by Dover, and although Lara, Summer's twin sister, didn't quite click with me, I'm interested to see how her story progresses, and I'd like to read the previous book about Kate and Cooper, so I'll definitely have to check them out!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Review for Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle - 5 out of 5 stars!!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -


In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

As the captain of Field County's ice rescue dive team, Callum Cook is driven to perfection. But when he meets new diver Louise "Lou" Sparks, all that hard-won order is obliterated in an instant. Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And with her, he's never felt more alive...even if keeping her safe may just kill him.

Lou's new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and she's determined to make it on her own terms...no matter how tempting Callum may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at nothing to silence Lou-and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue family can keep her safe forever.


MY REVIEW -


Loved it! Hold Your Breath is my type of story! Romance, mystery, and suspense! All good stuff in my opinion! Louise has moved to the mountains, and left behind her controlling parents and boyfriend in hopes of being more independent. There she works as a waitress at a diner, and has become part of the ice search and rescue dive team. I love Lou's humor, and that she isn't a damsel; she's a tough chick when she needs to be, and she keeps a level head in some pretty dire situations. While in dive team training, Lou finds a headless dead guy in the ice, and to top it off she also has a stalker. Callum is her dive team leader, and he is feeling protective of Lou, so he decides it would be best to stay with Lou. Lou has a crush on Callum, and Callum has a crush on Lou, so romance ensues! It does take a little bit for them to open up about their feelings for each other, but I think it was done well, and enjoyed their banter with each other, and I loved that Callum is a bit stoic and likes things to be just so; it was fun to read about Lou messing with him a bit, and they had excellent chemistry. The romance scenes were great, and they had some really sweet moments! Callum is adorable! Lou, with the help of Callum, decides to try to find out who the dead guy is, so they begin an investigation of their own. I loved the mystery and the action scenes! The ice diving was cool and unique, and made for some interesting scenes. The mystery isn't completely solved in this book, so there is a bit of cliffhanger, but the romance isn't left hanging, and the stalker issue is taken care of. I liked all the side characters, and there also is the small town vibe, so I love that. I was a little pinch disappointed with who the stalker was, but I liked the backstory of the situation, and I was surprised with how it ended. I will definitely read the next book in this series, and I will definitely check out other books by Katie Ruggle!