Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: Man @CharmainePauls

SERIES: Seven Forbidden Arts #9
AUTHOR: Charmaine Pauls
RELEASE DATE: September 5th 2017 
PUBLISHER: Satin Romance
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Olivia Reid’s death has always been in the cards. When a man starts stalking her, he brings her pleasure instead of murder. He wants more than her orgasms. He seems to want her very mind. By giving him one thought every night, she manages to push forward the deadline of her extinction. But for how long can she buy her life before her mind is empty, and her stalker has what he wants?
Cain Jones is the leader of a paranormal crime taskforce dedicated to protecting mankind from the revival of evil and the dawning of a second Dark Age. The team under his command uses their seven forbidden arts secretively to fight their archenemy, Godfrey Reid, a man who is set on turning immortal and wiping out the human race. Fighting battle after battle, Cain makes a breakthrough when he locates his opponent’s weakness–Mrs. Olivia Reid. She’s his only link to Godfrey, and his only chance at accomplishing his mission. He’ll break her if he has to. He’ll even steal her thoughts. As the investigation progresses Cain has to face a truth he doesn’t want to admit. He has an ulterior motive for personally keeping an eye on his enemy’s dwellings. Watching Olivia sleep, Cain soon becomes as obsessed with his archenemy’s woman as with killing Godfrey. She’s everything he’s ever wanted. But will she forgive him for killing her husband?

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.


In this final installment of the Forbidden Arts series, we finally get to know Cain, the leader of the supernatural team we learn to love through all the books. His mission is to lure his enemy's wife, Olivia. He will try to convince her to help them to kill Godfrey once and for all. However, as he spies on her, he becomes attracted to this woman that is not just his nemesis' wife.

I always wanted to know more about Cain, he was this mysterious character behind the curtains. He is always making choices and finding the new members and it always seemed to me that he was giving orders but never got his hands dirty. Now he is in the center of the action and we understand how and why this man is the perfect leader for this team.

Like all the other books, this one has a strong sexual component. The chemistry between the characters is almost too much. The scenes are perfectly described and it's easy to get lost in the reading.

I like that the book gave a good closure to all the doors left open for the big finale. I enjoyed each book in the series and I totally recommend it.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Review:Tides Of Winter (The Felix Chronicles #3)

TITLE: Tides Of Winter
SERIES: The Felix Chronicles #3
RELEASE DATE: February 4th 2017
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Death is just the beginning.
Felix stood at her graveside, eyes burning with sorrow, voice trembling in the winter cold. “This isn’t a kids’ story. The bad guys aren’t evil for the sake of being evil. The good guys fight for a way of life that benefits the privileged at the expense of everyone else—hell, they tried to kill me. So who’s good and who’s evil? Is one side any better than the other? And what’s more important, individual freedom or the right to live without fear? How can I choose for myself when everyone’s trying to choose for me? I only know one thing for sure: when I decide, people are going to die. Good people? Bad people? How will I know until it’s too late? Maybe there isn’t a right answer, and that’s why I’m afraid—why we all should be afraid.”

R.T. Lowe is the author of The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen (Book 1), Five Days In January (Book 2) and Tides Of Winter (Book 3). R.T. is a graduate of Willamette University and Columbia Law School. Originally from Oregon, he now lives in Newtown, Connecticut with his wife and four sons.

In this third installment, Felix has to make some hard choices. People's lives depended on his actions and there's no easy way out. Lofton and ERA keep messing with the world and fear is the current state of mind.

We are faced again with full pack action scenes, blood, death, danger, and so many emotions. This author has an ability to write dark chapters that still have a human touch in them. The characters have evolved since the first book and there's still a long way for them to go.

In my first review, I mentioned that I loved that the relationship between Felix and Allison was a simple friendship with no romantic tone, and for moments I was afraid the author would change that their bond but it is stronger than ever and they love each other (but as friends). 

If you have read the other two books YOU MUST read this one. And if you like dark urban fantasy, great characters and good writing try this series. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review: Five Days In January @TheRTLowe

TITLE: Five Days in January
SERIES: The Felix Chronicles #2
RELEASE DATE: May 18th 2016
FORMAT: paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Felix and Allison return from winter break with hopes of settling into the comfortable rhythms of college life only to find Portland College hasn’t escaped the wave of senseless violence sweeping across the land, from the malls of Minnesota to a small town in northern Maine. Amidst the chaos, a political movement rises, fueled by the turmoil threatening to tear the country apart. As the public’s discontent reaches a final tipping point, a new hope emerges from an unexpected figure, a man offering the promise of peace and security—the prospect of ‘freedom from fear’. When the line that separates allies from enemies blurs and good and evil becomes a matter of perspective, Felix must make a choice. But as the gears of a 2,000-year-old prophecy grind inexorably to the future, can Felix choose his own path, or is free will as illusory as the salvation promised by a man destined to set the world aflame?

R.T. Lowe is the author of The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen (Book 1), Five Days In January (Book 2) and Tides Of Winter (Book 3). R.T. is a graduate of Willamette University and Columbia Law School. Originally from Oregon, he now lives in Newtown, Connecticut with his wife and four sons.

Young adults with supernatural powers, a rich powerful man who wants to rule the world, a dangerous radical group and a prophecy of what's to come, all of this is the recipe for the second book in The Felix Chronicles series.

After reading and getting to know Feliz in book one I needed to know what was next for him? After discovering his powers, he is faced with all these expectations from people around him and has to learn who to trust and which side is good. 

This installment has all the qualities I liked in the first one, it's fast, easy to read with a great use of words. The descriptions and characters allow us to picture all the action unfolding. The situation the world is facing is violent and the author does a great job creating a world that is both dark and fascinating. And I want to mention that I knew ERA was behind something bigger.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy New Year & GIVEAWAY

Hello world,
it's been a few days since I posted but New Year... New Blog.

I've decided to change the blog design a little and also I'm determined to give the blog a bigger place in my life. I like to blog and read a lot so I'm making 2018 the year of BOOKS.

So, I've decided to start with a big GIVEAWAY. 

Good luck and visit the blog to learn more about reviews, giveaways and more surprises.

I'm giving you a book of your choice from Book Depository (up to $15, maybe more).
There will be ONE (1) Winner.
Eligibility: Open internationally so long as The Book Depository ships to you. If you are unsure if The Book Depository ships to your country, click here to make sure.
Dates: You will have a MONTH to enter (from January 8th to February 8th).

I'm planning on hosting many giveaways this year so stay tunned.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Teaser Share for Spy by Maggie Carpenter

Spy: His Mission. His Orders. His Promise.
An action-packed, super-sexy espionage romance
by Maggie Carpenter.
Release Date: January 4, 2018


Jumping to her feet and spinning around, Natalie Freeman stares in shock at the only man shes ever loved. Oliver Barton broke his promise and her heart when he left her behind, but astounded surprise quickly changes to fear. If her employer catches Oliver in her hotel suite theyll both be killed.

British secret agent Oliver Barton, searching for the strawberry-haired beauty for two years, was mortified when shed surfaced working for ruthless Russian gangster Victor Pichenko. An ancient Roman artifact believed to be carrying top-secret documents is in the hands of the evil psychopath. Olivers mission is to procure the priceless relic, but his priority is to rescue Natalie and win back her heart.

Can he pull off the dangerous operation while safely liberating the woman he loves?

James Bond move over. Theres a new secret agent in town. A man who sizzles between the sheets, has the instincts of a predator, and the cunning of
Machiavelli. If you enjoy a twisting plot, intriguing characters and espionage romance, youll love this book.

NOTE: Spy: His Mission. His Orders. His Promise, contains graphic sex,
bondage, spanking and violence.

When we were separated I wasnt a monk, but you were always with me, always on my mind, I was always wishing I was with you.
Youve made me all gooey.
Like soft caramel? Then Ill have to eat you up, he purred, softly kissing her neck, but what was it you were thinking about when I walked in?
How amazing it is when we have sex.
We dont have sex. Sex is mundane, boring, yawnsville.
If its not sex what is it?
Its bodily obsession, he said huskily, moving his lips to her ear. Its all-consuming lust, its my devouring you, every part of you, your luscious body, your mind and your heart.