Monday, March 4, 2019

Gentlemen Prefer Unicorns @DTDyllin

TITLE: Gentlemen Prefer Unicorns
SERIES: Team Unicorn Talia #2
AUTHOR: D.T. Dyllin
RELEASE DATE: February 14th 2019 
FORMAT: Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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Talia White got a happily-ever-after with her favorite broody dragon warrior …
Or did she?
With her secret identity as a unicorn blown, everyone is either trying to kill or court her. And when old enemies … and ex-boyfriends resurface, Talia finds it difficult balancing the scales of duty and romance. Gentlemen may prefer unicorns, but Talia just wants Bryn. If only the universe would cooperate …





D.T. Dyllin is a bestselling author who writes paranormal, sci-fi, and contemporary romance. Basically, anything with a love story is her kryptonite. Her obsession with affairs-of-the-heart is what first drove her to begin twisting her own tales of scorching romance.

D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, and two spoiled dogs.

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Now that her secret is out in the open, Talia has to face new threats of different "people" trying to use her powers. Her happily-ever-after will be put to test with the appearance of a crazy sex-driven ex. The story is full of funny moments, sarcastic characters and quite an amount of action. 

I love Talia, she is a thirtyish young woman and acts like a brat sometimes, and trust me I love this, because I can totally relate with her, I'm almost 30 and it's easy to act like a spoiled child from time to time especially with your loved one. 

The book is easy to read, it has the writing style we Dara's fans love and the romance is excellent.






Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Review: Finding Mercy @RileyEdwardsrom

TITLE: Finding Mercy
SERIES: The Next Generation #3
AUTHOR: Riley Edwards
RELEASE DATE: February 26th, 2019
PUBLISHER: Rebels Romance
FORMAT: Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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DEA Jason Walker became a widower at Twenty-eight. Two years later he's still torturing himself with guilt. They'd married young, and she'd been his first love, but her illness changed everything. They'd fought a losing battle and he'd held her to the very end. Now he just wants to be left alone with his misery and memories.
Mercy James is no stranger to grief and loneliness. Her brother's death of a drug overdose, and her police officer father's death in the line of duty were the driving forces behind her pursuit of a career in the DEA. In spite of--or maybe because of--her past, Mercy doesn't believe in feeling sorry for others, or for herself.
When a case brings Jason and Mercy together, and their attraction heats up, can her tough, straightforwardness help Jason learn to live in the light again? He'd lost his first love, but is he ready for a forever love?




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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 Jason a young widower at only 30 years old, is still torturing himself for everything he did wrong. His DEA partner, Mercy, is a strong woman with a hard past. Their path cross due to work but their attraction is inevitable. What starts as a working relationship soon becomes something more.

Jason is a nice character, many of his flaws make him only more human and real. He is a beautiful man on the inside and the outside. Mercy, a woman with a sweet personality but a strong side who knows that you have to live life to the fullest.

The book has a dual POV which makes it perfect to see both sides and understand what's really going on. The writing is really good and the descriptions are so good that is easy to picture the story as a real thing.

I enjoyed and was surprised that the book jumped so soon into the hot, sexy and passional scenes. I thought that I would have to read at least 30-40% of the story before getting some steam... I was so wrong, sex is a fundamental part of their relationship. They connect in such a magical and powerful way when they are together.

I did find some things at the end to be a bit predictable but it's still is a really good book. A lovely and passional romance that you can read in just a few days.




Friday, February 22, 2019

Review: Monsterland @michaelpcash

TITLE: Monsterland 
AUTHOR: Michael Phillip Cash
RELEASE DATE: 2015
PUBLISHER: Create Space
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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Welcome to Monsterland – the scariest place on Earth. All guests can interact with real vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by an actual werewolf on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.
Wyatt Baldwin, a high school student and life-long movie buff is staring bleakly at a future of flipping burgers. Due to a fortuitous circumstance, Wyatt and his friends are invited to the star-studded opening of Monsterland. In a theme park full of real vampires, werewolves and zombies, what could possibly go wrong?





Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His novels are best-sellers on Amazon under their genres - Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Ghost, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror.

Michael writes full-time and lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wonderful wife and screaming children.

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Imagine a theme park where you can interact with real vampires, werewolves and zombies, in 'Monsterland' this is possible. It all seems a recipe for disaster if you ask me, teenagers, a greedy rich, paranormal beings and a sort of a closed space.

The book is short in comparison to other stories, so it's easy to read it in just a sit. The writing is good but somehow I didn't like the characters very much. It was ok despite having a predictable plot, my issue was that on top of being predictable I found it a bit boring for moments.




Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Review: Blood Moon Part 2

TITLE: Blood Moon Part 2
SERIES: Chroma Crossing Chronicles Book 2
AUTHOR: S. Yurvati
RELEASE DATE:  March 12th 2016
PUBLISHER: Shando
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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Blood Moon—part 2:
Candy endeavors to understand the monochromatic ‘beige-world’ she landed in, while trying not to drool over the deliciously tempting pheromone-laden hunter who found her—neither being an easy task. The color deficient land/realm/whatever presents environs she finds mysterious to comprehend and leaves a plethora of questions unanswered. Such as gods and goddesses, and what dangers she will face with the ‘needing moon’?
When an accident scrambles Candy’s blonde-brain, it makes life even more puzzling than that distracting ‘Pheromone-Man’. Next thing Candy knows, she’s told she must embark on a journey, via horseback, with a group of muscular warriors. Now that scenario shouldn’t sound too awful, except Candy is a city girl and it’s going to be a lengthy outing. One that requires outdoorsy accommodations, such as camping (ick), and other unsavory things—likely creepy-crawly things!
During the convoluted journey there are times she’s forced to face daunting terrors, and at those times Thorne intervenes with strength (sigh worthy muscles) and surprising gentleness. But the next minute . . . he ignores her as if she’s ‘Typhoid-Candy’!
Thorne, the epitome of an alpha-male, harbors a past filled with pain and feelings of guilt that haunt him—as does the unique, troublesome, and beautiful, green-eyed female he found while hunting. Just when he thinks to have found a woman he could love, an accident robs her of all memory of him. At the same time, Thorne can no longer ignore the growing violence between two villages, and then there are those maundering murdering renegades . . . Now Thorne faces a new dilemma—what to do with Candy during his absence, fearing to leave her behind.
Except, can this delicate, clumsy, foreign, female endure a long grueling journey through the wilds? More essential, will she ever remember what they shared?
Ripple is a brutally honest dwarf and Thorne’s truest friend. As he tires of the games between the two would-be-lovers he tries to set them right, and finds the perfect night to do so. However, it’s the Moon Goddess’ domain to govern over men that very night, and Luna has her own agenda. During the telling of the fable of the ‘Blood Moon’, the Moon Goddess’ own sorrowful past is revealed. 




S. Yurvati began putting her thoughts and imaginings on paper during her childhood and continued through college years. After completing her Master’s grad at CSUN she was hit with that proverbial wrecking ball. BAM! Reality set in—she needed to make a dependable living and put her degree to work.

After three decades of working in the medical world, life struck her with a much bigger wrecking ball. This one was sufficiently jarring that her husband convinced her to retire and take the time to write. Admittedly, working in a science- based career left her little opportunity for the creativity of her wired left-handed brain.  As soon as she agreed to return to writing he immediately took her to an electronic store and told her to “choose a laptop”.

And that led to the beginning of Chroma Crossing Chronicles and the first book:  Blood Moon.

She has lived in eight different states from one end of the nation to the other, six with her husband. That doesn’t include the stint at Fort McClellan during the heat of summer without air-conditioning. That unpleasant Alabama experience was for Basic Training, as she was one of the last WACs (Women’s Army Corp) during the end of the Vietnam era.

Now she resides in Texas with the “love-of-her-life” husband of forty-one years.  She says he taught her to be young at heart and is her biggest fan in her pursuits (he’s probably doing cheerleading with pom-poms as you read this).

To say she has a love of cats is like saying squirrels love nuts (yes, the reference is intentional). The Yurvati’s share their large home with six cats, fondly referred to as the ‘herd’. You might consider that over the top and they agree, but argue the last two kittens were adopted during a weak moment. Her husband no doubt cringes when purchasing cat food and cat litter. However, the author says felines make very good book critics, always providing a high five with furry paws or commenting with purrs of encouragement.

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This book picks up where one left off, Candy is now in this new world under the protection of a strange but handsome hunter who will mess up with her hormones. Being under the spell of the moon will not help their attraction, and Candy Thorne will fall for each other. Of course, to add action and drama to the story she loses her memory creating an odd atmosphere between them.

I enjoyed this one a bit more than part one. This time the story is focused on fewer characters and it's easier to follow. The action is more steady and as the first part, this one has a strong sexual and hot component. As before these elements add to the story and are ok.

In my opinion, book one and two could be from a totally different series, what is more, you could read book two without book one. It was an ok read.



Monday, February 18, 2019

Review: Blood Moon Part 1

TITLE: Blood Moon Part 1
SERIES: Chroma Crossing Chronicles Book 1
AUTHOR: S. Yurvati
RELEASE DATE: February 11th, 2016 
PUBLISHER: Shando
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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Hunky pheromone-laden-man meets pretty accident-prone female—it should have been a love story with a happy ever after ending. However, when the bored deities choose Candy and Thorne for an amusing game, the gods/goddesses put forth sets of circumstances that can tear the couple apart and wound them deep within their human souls.
City girl, Candy wanted to become a successful artist and maybe someday find a man who would make her feel loved and valued, a feeling she’d never known while growing up. However, with a name like ‘Candy Cane’, males never failed to remind her with a wink and snicker, how it sounded like she was a ‘professional’. And ‘professional’ held so many connotations, none of which she had in mind regarding relationships with men.
With her father’s sudden demise, Candy finds she’s inherited funds and a carriage house in beautiful historic Savannah. Not only can she now afford to go to SCAD, her future as an artist looks promising. Unfortunately her step-mom (and her disturbing son Todd) resides in the main house. When Candy gets her first commission for a life-sized portrait of a beautiful woman from a rather unsettling man, she soon questions what had seemed coincidental.
Candy is a modest female who has always found solace in her artwork, whereas her widowed step-mom, Cherry Ann, considers physical pleasure and money as her measures of worth. And as Candy pursues her art, Cherry Ann pursues a new lover who expands her world of sexual gratifications far beyond past parameters. Cherry Ann finds her new risqué sex life to be addictive and doesn’t recognize the danger of the man she’s invited into her life.
After surviving a couple of ‘accidents’, Candy realizes someone apparently wishes her harm. When she’s chased (by the one thing she fears most) Candy accidently, or so it seems, crosses into a new dimension, land or whatever. She finds herself in an unknown wilderness without resources, let alone a map, or GPS, plus she left her cell phone at home—again. Looking around she sees a curious terrain that is void of color, thus leaving the landscape looking like an old sepia photograph, hardly the Savannah spring day she’d left behind.
The artist in her wants to understand how primary colors could disappear to leave a land so colorless . . . so entirely beige-ish. How could such a phenomenal occurrence come about? A land without modern conveniences—almost as though she’d stepped into a time past, yet that wasn’t quite accurate either.
As Candy literally stumbles through the wild terrain, an intriguing hunter comes upon her. His presence makes her girlie parts beg to become ill behaved, and before she knows it, her hormones are arguing with her strict moral compass.


S. Yurvati began putting her thoughts and imaginings on paper during her childhood and continued through college years. After completing her Master’s grad at CSUN she was hit with that proverbial wrecking ball. BAM! Reality set in—she needed to make a dependable living and put her degree to work.

After three decades of working in the medical world, life struck her with a much bigger wrecking ball. This one was sufficiently jarring that her husband convinced her to retire and take the time to write. Admittedly, working in a science- based career left her little opportunity for the creativity of her wired left-handed brain.  As soon as she agreed to return to writing he immediately took her to an electronic store and told her to “choose a laptop”.

And that led to the beginning of Chroma Crossing Chronicles and the first book:  Blood Moon.

She has lived in eight different states from one end of the nation to the other, six with her husband. That doesn’t include the stint at Fort McClellan during the heat of summer without air-conditioning. That unpleasant Alabama experience was for Basic Training, as she was one of the last WACs (Women’s Army Corp) during the end of the Vietnam era.

Now she resides in Texas with the “love-of-her-life” husband of forty-one years.  She says he taught her to be young at heart and is her biggest fan in her pursuits (he’s probably doing cheerleading with pom-poms as you read this).

To say she has a love of cats is like saying squirrels love nuts (yes, the reference is intentional). The Yurvati’s share their large home with six cats, fondly referred to as the ‘herd’. You might consider that over the top and they agree, but argue the last two kittens were adopted during a weak moment. Her husband no doubt cringes when purchasing cat food and cat litter. However, the author says felines make very good book critics, always providing a high five with furry paws or commenting with purrs of encouragement.

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This is a story with multiple characters and many subplots, we have Candy who just lost her father and wants to make it as an artist. We have her stepmother and her creepy son, we also have her friend-roommate and others in between. The book is a bit messy at first, with so many POV is hard to get what's going on but after a while, you can follow the lines.

The writing is very descriptive and the author took her time creating characters with pasts and different personalities, the problem was that I couldn't connect with either of them.

The book has a strong erotic and sexual component. There were scenes full of hard sex, and steamy atmospheres. Don't get me wrong, I think they were ok and they fit the story, I enjoyed reading them but not everybody will like it.

The action is not steady, we have chapters that are more intriguing than others. There were some that could have been erased if you ask me.




Friday, February 15, 2019

Review: Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces @kittyhawkworld

TITLE: Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces
SERIES: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5
AUTHOR: Iain Reading
RELEASE DATE: February 14th 2015
FORMAT: paperback & ebook
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Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces is the eagerly anticipated fifth instalment of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency book series. This series features the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot and amateur detective Kitty Hawk as she continues in the footsteps of Nancy Drew and Amelia Earhart on her epic flight around the world.
After meeting up with an old friend in the eternal city of Rome, Kitty Hawk unexpectedly stumbles (almost literally) into a bizarre mystery involving creepy disembodied voices, secret hidden rooms, unbreakable mathematical codes, ominous chain-smoking strangers and an array of plundered artworks by such famous masters as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh - all of it wrapped up and entwined in an enigmatic riddle hanging in plain sight right in front of everyone's noses.
With the help of friends both old and new, Kitty Hawk follows a trail of cryptic clues that leads her on a breathless tour across a quintessentially European landscape - from ancient Roman Italy to the darkest corners of Germany, Austria and beyond.
As with the previous books in the series, this new installment is perfect for firing the imaginations of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history, this exhilarating adventure will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they attempt to help Kitty Hawk try and solve the extraordinarily bizarre Mystery of the Masterpieces. 


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Kitty Hawk is now in Rome and her friend Charlie happens to be there too. As usual, she and her friend will manage to end up caught in an adventure and solving mysteries. They meet two friendly siblings who invite them to their house. A simple invitation will the start point for the new quest. Stolen paintings, Second World War, Spies, and cryptic radio messages will be the mix for this book.

Kitty seems more mature in every new book, I can see her now as a grown-up young woman with a bright future ahead. Charlie is a great partner in this installment and I love that despite they have a great relationship, it was not necessary to add a romantic element to it.

This one is the darkest books in the series, it had more serious moments, especially because of the places she visits, the topics it includes and what's behind the stolen paintings.

Another great book in the series. I love Kitty and would love to read more about her.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review: Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic @kittyhawkworld

TITLE: Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic
SERIES: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #4
AUTHOR: Iain Reading
RELEASE DATE: February 15th 2014
FORMAT: paperback & ebook
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This fourth book in the series brings Kitty to the emerald hills of Ireland where she meets a handsome stranger and is quickly swept up in a perplexing hundred-year-old family treasure hunt involving secret codes and puzzling clues that lead her on a fast-paced adventure that carries her from Dublin to London - from the decks of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic to the temples of ancient Egypt and the streets of Jack the Ripper - until she finally unlocks the mystery and discovers the long-hidden treasure. Much like the earlier books in this series, Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is a perfect book to fire the imaginations of armchair detectives of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history the reader will find themselves immersed in brand new worlds that are brought to life before their very eyes as Kitty Hawk experiences the stories and history of a doomed ocean liner and unravels the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic






Kitty Hawk continues in her flight around the world and this time she arrives in Ireland where she meets a lovely and handsome young man who needs her help to find a treasure lost in the legendary Titanic. A series of discoveries and travels to London, Dublin and other places will unravel secrets, hidden stories, and lots of forgotten facts about the ship and its passengers.

It's been a while since I've read the previous book but once I've started reading it felt like no time had passed by, it was like meeting an old friend after a while. Kitty is a strong, intelligent and human young woman. She is one of those people you want to keep in your life, her sense of adventure and desire to help others takes her in the craziest and most incredible journeys.

It only took me a day to read it, the suspense and intrigue kept me reading for hours. I couldn't stop, I wanted to know more and more. And every new clue brought more action to the story. And there were so many facts I didn't know about the Titanic and what happened after the sinking that every new revelation was a pleasant surprise.

I love the book and jumped right into the next one. Iain created an excellent character and writes the best adventures. Kitty is definitely one of my favorite fictional woman in the world.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Starfall @rmandersonbooks

TITLE: Starfall
SERIES: The Starfall Chronicles Book One
AUTHOR: R.M. Anderson
RELEASE DATE: July 10th 2018 
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
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Radianne Timblebrooke has grown bored with life as she knows it and aches for something more: Adventure, a path of her own, and... maybe... even true love?
On one fateful evening, a blinding light falls into her world and changes it all, bringing the adventure she longed for and much more.
In a race against time to the stars, Radianne discovers beauty, love, strength, and a force that threatens to cover her world in shadows. Little does she know that adventure comes at a cost... a cost that will bring her to the brink of losing everything.





R.M. Anderson grew up in Illinois with a love for reading, writing, fantasy and imagining worlds populated by talking animals and magical creatures.

After graduating from Northern Illinois University, she worked for two years as an English teacher in Taiwan. She considers those few years to be dear and transformative chapters in her own life story.

Her faith is an important part of who she is, and is often an inspiration in her writing.

She currently lives in a renovated 1800s farmhouse in northern Illinois with her husband, their daughter, and their dog.

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A star has fallen from the sky and Radianne will go on a quest to find a way to send him back home. It will be a journey full of colorful and different creatures, with obstacles and important lessons. ¨Starfall¨ is an easy to read and light fantasy perfect for young readers and adults alike.



Radianne always dreamt with big adventures and seeing the world, and when Blinks falls right in front of her it feels like a dream come true. Blink needs to go home as soon as possible and the best choice is travel to a faraway land and to ask the Queen for a favor. On their way, they will meet other wanderers and peculiar creatures.



This one is a super clean, innocent and entertaining fantasy. The writing style is good and it's easy to read more than one chapter in one sit. There are action and romance but all in a measure to make it acceptable for all ages.




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