Friday, August 31, 2018

Review: Young Enough @CharmainePauls

TITLE: Young Enough
SERIES: The Age Between Us #2
AUTHOR: Charmaine Pauls
RELEASE DATE: August 28th, 2018
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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I thought I’d lost everything. My life was in tatters when a man half my age broke into my property and invaded my future. Our love is forbidden, but I’m single and he’s all the taboo I crave. For once in my life, why not? But what if I start wanting more than a fleeting love affair? What if his secrets will destroy me? I had no idea how much more I was about to lose.




Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published nine novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the African continent.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

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If you can read this book immediately after reading Old Enough, you have to do it. It's the perfect way to really grab the story and don't miss a thing.

Just when I thought I knew everything the story goes crazy and I was bombarded with discoveries, buried secrets coming to light, people getting hurt and love fighting with all its power to survive. Jane and Brian deserve a happy ending and little by little their relationship grow to become a powerful force but nothing is indestructible.

We see Jane and Brian evolve, each one has something different to offer and they complement each other. Brian was already a mature young man but he still learning and his relationship with Jane makes him take really hard decisions. Jane also is learning how to live with this new relationship and all that it implies. This book contains much more action, drama, and suspense.

This one also gives us high doses of hot, passional and lusty sex. Jane and Brian are a couple that burns pages.

I loved this duet, both books are engaging and easy to read. The story is strong and the dual POV in both books makes it great to see the story from a wide angle.



Thursday, August 30, 2018

OUT NOW!!! Ten Reasons to Stay @CandaceKnoebel


We are thrilled to be sharing with you the release of TEN REASONS TO STAY by Candace Knoebel. TEN REASONS TO STAY is the first standalone in the Risky Hearts duet and fans of contemporary romance won't want to miss this one! Be sure to grab your copy today!

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About TEN REASONS TO STAY


One day a week—Thursdays—my husband and I could do whatever or whomever we pleased. Protection was non-negotiable. And no matter what, we had to be home by midnight. Jack was the one who wanted an open marriage, but we were supposed to keep things simple. No strings. No commitments. It seemed so easy…until it wasn’t. Devilishly handsome Cole Blackwater was only supposed to be a fling, but everything about him made me feel alive. Wanted. Seen. When I realized he was my husband’s boss, I should have broken things off right then…but I didn’t. One day a week, I could pretend that I was his and he was mine…until Cole wanted more. But how could I decide between the man I’d promised to love, honor, and cherish, and the man who tempted me to break every single vow I’d made?



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CANDACE KNOEBEL

Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She's a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror. With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance. Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her thirteenth novel, The Taste of Her Words. 

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Review: Recovering Ivy @RileyEdwardsrom

TITLE: Recovering Ivy
SERIES: Special Forces: Operation Alpha - Red Tem Book 4
AUTHOR: Riley Edwards
RELEASE DATE: August 21st, 2018
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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We met in a bar.
The sex was phenomenal.
Then I walked away.
That’s where our story should’ve ended.
But he found me. Now he knows my real name, my secrets, and all the details of my sordid past.
I’m out for revenge and no one will stop me; not even the pragmatic Zane Lewis. If he thinks he can silence me with the promise of more mind-bending sex, he’s wrong.
Ivy Matthews is the most frustrating female I’ve ever known. I’ve broken terrorists faster than I can pull information from her sweet lips.
The only time she’s pliant is when she’s under me, or when my mouth is exploring her sexy curves, and then the most exquisite filthy words and breathy moans fill my ears.
If she thinks she can walk away from me, she’s wrong.
I’ve found the one–my perfect match–my equal.
Come hell or high-water Ivy is mine



Riley Edwards is a bestselling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children.

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley's favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance.


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Ivy has been trying to prove she is better than where she comes from, trying to avenge her sister's death and dealing with the consequences of a horrible past. Growing up with an addictive and abusive mother has taken a toll in Ivy and now she meets the man who can save her only if she allows it. Zane has never let himself love or feel loved until he meets Ivy. Despite all odds, these two are perfect for each other but first, they will have to accept what brought them together.

The story starts and goes straight into the action, they meet and we immediately discover how Ivy and Zane's paths are connected. Chapter after chapter we see their relationship grow and we see how they try to catch the bad guy. Their chemistry is undeniable and together they almost burnt my reader with their hot, passional and lusty scenes. I enjoyed very much reading about them and their relationship.

The plot is quite solid and it's easy to follow. The writing is really good and the characters have great personalities. The Alpha male component is strong and for those who love dominant, protective and sexy male leaders, well... this book has enough.

I have to remark that despite being book four in a series you can totally read this one as a standalone, I can speak from experience because I haven't read any of the other three books and I could grasp the story without difficulty. There are some characters that I'm sure come from previous books and whose stories are briefly recounted but still you won't we feel lost.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would love to have some more.




Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Review: Shadow Chaser @Aaron_Speer

TITLE: Shadow Chaser
SERIES: Undeadly Secrets #3
AUTHOR: Aaron L. Speer
RELEASE DATE: April 18th, 2017
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy



No victory comes without cost. For Alexandra Hensley, that cost was crippling. She has no time to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart as another test of courage looms; the nightmare no one saw coming.
The Shadow Killer is unlike anything Alex has encountered.
As vampire allies join the hunt for him, she realises the paranormal is no longer being hidden. The secret is out and spilling onto the streets.
When it seems they are closing in on the killer, his true intent is discovered.
There is a way to defeat him. There is always a way. But there is always a price. Time is running out and the choice must be made. What would you give up to save the person you love the most?



I've been writing since I was around 11, and have rarely been seen without staring off into the distance or with a pen in my hand ever since.

Whatever my genre I happen to be writing at the time, I am passionate about bringing this beautiful country I live in, Australia, to light. (Hint hint...even if that includes epic fantasy and vampires)

2014 saw the release of Night Walker, book 1 of the Undeadly Secrets series.
2016 saw book 2 Day Dreamer released along with The Independents; a short thriller about self publishing gone horribly wrong.
2017 saw both the third book Shadow Chaser released alongside Independents II and the news Night Walker had won the Golden Stake Award at the Transylvania International Vampire Film and Fiction Festival.

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Shadow Chaser begins right where we left off in Day Dreamer, and it's a non-stop ride full of action, emotion, and discoveries. I enjoyed this book much more than the previous one and now I need the fourth installment. One thing I really liked about the story, in general, is the sub-plots and undergoing stories, we have different points of view and scenes going on at the same time but it all fit perfectly.

Nicole had an important role in book two but I think that now she is key to what's next. Her situation brings new "complications" and her life is interest for many actors. I like the evolution we see in most of the characters. This time we have a really dark force, that has been acting since previous books but now we know who/what is and what it wants.

I really enjoyed this book, the author continues using his good writing and talent to create a solid and detailed story.



Monday, August 20, 2018

Review: Day Dreamer @Aaron_Speer

TITLE: Day Dreamer 
SERIES: Undeadly Secrets #2
AUTHOR: Aaron L. Speer
RELEASE DATE: May 30th, 2016
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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Alex Hensley thought that discovering vampires existing in Sydney was as dangerous as her life could possibly get, but she was wrong. Her very survival still depends on her ability to keep the secret. Just when Alex believes she has a grip on her new life, Nicholas, the teenage son of her estranged cousin shows up unannounced and gives her a chilling note from his mother, begging for help; the boy is in grave danger.
Nicholas, though kind and mild mannered is not forthcoming and Alex senses something is dreadfully wrong. The more Alex delves, the closer she is to igniting a war more personal for her than she ever dreamed. Though she cannot turn the boy away, something perhaps even worse than vampires has been unleashed in Sydney. The vampire nation scrambles as tensions rise. Their hold over the city has never been challenged like this, and they would rather destroy Sydney than relinquish it.
How can Alex hope to protect Nick, when the entire city is under threat and Alex can warn no one?
Ideals will be shaken. Friendships will be tested. Allegiances will be questioned.
The streets of Sydney will shatter as a bloodthirsty battle, once thought to exist only in myth, rises at the full moon.


I've been writing since I was around 11, and have rarely been seen without staring off into the distance or with a pen in my hand ever since.

Whatever my genre I happen to be writing at the time, I am passionate about bringing this beautiful country I live in, Australia, to light. (Hint hint...even if that includes epic fantasy and vampires)

2014 saw the release of Night Walker, book 1 of the Undeadly Secrets series.
2016 saw book 2 Day Dreamer released along with The Independents; a short thriller about self publishing gone horribly wrong.
2017 saw both the third book Shadow Chaser released alongside Independents II and the news Night Walker had won the Golden Stake Award at the Transylvania International Vampire Film and Fiction Festival.

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Day Dreamer continues the story of Alex and Dante, but it also brings new characters for example Nicholas. For me, he took over the story and presented us with a new side of the paranormal world. Now, it's not all about vampires.

Nicholas is more than a sweet, foreign young man, he has a secret that not even him know about. His story and his relationship with Nicole adds action and drama to the plot. This time the threat is not made up of paranormal beings (who continue causing chaos in Sydney) but also bullies are in the middle. There is a lot of "teenage" drama and people wanting to hurt others. There is also, a good quota of love, it was a good addition and make the story more complete.

The story continues growing and evolving. The characters keep adding layers to their personalities. The plot is solid and the writing is really good. There is lots of action and it's easy to read one chapter after the other.






Friday, August 17, 2018

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Review: Old Enough @CharmainePauls

TITLE: Old Enough
SERIES: The Age Between Us #1
AUTHOR: Charmaine Pauls
RELEASE DATE: July 17th 2018
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy



I’m old enough to drive a car, buy alcohol, and enter a club.
I’m old enough to take responsibility for my actions.
I’m old enough for her.
No matter what her middle-aged friends or society says.
No matter she’s the age of my mother.
No matter why or how I met her.
I’ll take those secrets to my grave.
And her with them.
If those secrets don’t ruin us first.


Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published nine novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the African continent.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

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Jane and Brian story couldn't be further from conventional. A twentyish young man, a fortyish divorce woman with a teenager daughter and lots of baggage. A man offering money to seduce the woman just for revenge and a man who likes dark, hard and passional sex, ok... let's see how all of this works.

Jane has a perfect life, a husband, a daughter, her lovely house and a solid job. But when it all starts to crumble little by little, she meets Brian. They have a weird a first encounter, with him breaking into her house to use her pool. Litlle by little he starts to enter her life, offering help she much needs and then waking up a part of her that she thought was dead. 

Their chemistry is undeniable, whenever they meet the tension becomes too much and fire threats with breaking in. Brian is a dominant and possessive man who will stop at nothing to make Jane his. The sex scenes are full of passion, desire, and lust. 

Jane and Brian have to face many obstacles in their relationship, not only because of the age gap but because Jane wants it to be a secret and for now it works. 

The book ends leaving you waiting for what's next, so you definitely need to read the second book. I love Charmaine writing, she is really good at creating amazing characters and solid plots. This one is just another proof that she is an excellent writer. 





Friday, August 10, 2018

Review: The Unstoppables: Food Police

TITLE: The Unstoppables: Food Police
AUTHOR: Demetrius Sherman
RELEASE DATE: August 11, 2018
FORMAT: Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy



When the government bans foods people crave, it creates a world wilder than ever. A gangster producing decadent grub rules Chicago. And a special force of young men assemble to battle the mobster : The Unstoppables.
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Growing up, Demetrius Sherman read Hammett, Chandler, Conan Doyle and other masters of hard-boiled detectives. These works were excellent seeds in the creation of the fast-paced Sheridan Hope Thrillers and the vampire thriller Dark Hunger. 
His latest work is a suspenseful horror tale titled The Hunters.




Imagine a world where fast and fatty food is banned... can you??? I think it would be crazyyyy. And I think Demetrius Sherman does a good job creating a funny and believable world where this sounds real.

Of course that when you banned something there will be people trying to take advantage of the situation and all kind of crazy events will take place. Here we have gangsters, the police trying to catch them, regular people who crave fatty food and all kinds of wackos.

The chapters are super short so it's easy to read and Demetrius has a writing style that catches you and never feels too hard to follow. If you are looking for a book with an interesting and original topic this one is a good choice.



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