Book Review! *~* Dear Ava *~* by Ilsa Madden-Mills

 

DEAR AVA

BY Ilsa Madden-Mills

a gripping enemies-to-lovers, secret admirer, high school romance.

 

 

The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world–until they destroyed me. 
 
The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them. 
 
Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer? 
 
Knox, the scarred quarterback. 
Dane, his twin brother. 
Or Chance, the ex who dumped me. . . 
 
Dear Ava, 
Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea. 
Wait. That’s stupid. 
What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL. 
 
It’s been ten months since you were here, but I can’t forget you. 
I’ve missed seeing you walk down the hall. 
I’ve missed you cheering at my football games. 
I’ve missed the smell of your hair. 
 

 
And then everything fell apart the night of the kegger. 
 
Don’t hate me because I’m a Shark. 
I just want to make you mine. 
Still. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitely was not expecting the amount of emotion the author delicately portrayed in this intensely rich drama about real life problems.  This super charged poignant tale read like an auto biography, a thriller, a suspense, and an angsty romance.  The connection between characters was instantaneous and unexpected, I felt like a friend to each one of these people, adults as well as young adults.  The fact that the author had the versatility to write about this highly sensitive and taboo topic was epic to the extreme.  Ilsa Madden-Mills put a sharp and immediate emphasis on spreading awareness of abuse on all genders. 

 

The Heroine, and I do mean heroine, Ava is a literal survivor, a true slayer and the epitome of a fighter.  I have never fell for a female character as I did for this beautiful soul and all I did throughout this thought-provoking tale was scream out loud, NO, DON’T HURT HER, NOT HER! 

The charming hero, Knox was utterly divine in his alpha protective role but not just to females, no his course was for all friends and especially FAMILY. 

 

The attention to detail the author pens about mental illness, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse is something that will stick with you for all times.  AND I THANK YOU, Ilsa Madden-Mills FOR THIS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Review! -`ღ´- ¨) ¸.•´¸.• ♡ ¨) ¸.•’♡) ♡ (¸.•´ (¸.•` ♡ Angry God!👄 by LJ Shen!

Angry God!

by LJ Shen

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Vaughn Spencer.

They call him an angry god.

To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.

His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.

All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.

Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.

I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.

But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.

A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.

They say this place is haunted, and it is.

Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.

Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

 

 

 

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LJShen

About LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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Book Review!


The author writes with such emotion it’s really a delight to all of your senses.
I love the gothic vibe of this super duper angsty bewitching tale.
Immediately all of your attention is on this spooky, drafty castle with
sharp, pointy pillars and of course GHOSTS!
MOTTO:
“Ars longa, vita brevis” – Art is long, life is short

LJ Shen takes you on a tale from past to present with such rhythm it
simply flows through your perception acutely.  When she weaves the
tale of angsty high school drama, you instantly perceive this sorta
Mean Girl aura and get the feel of rich kid or inner circle cliques.

“Don’t worry, Captain Save-a-Ho.  I won’t fuck them.” ~Vaughn 
The Hero, Vaughn Spencer is the  epitome of a poignant, tempestuous,
and distraught character.  So many traumatic memories slay
this beautiful soul your heart literally melts and bleeds out irrevocably.
“There are no bargains between gods and mortals.  You will kneel, and as we’re both well aware, you’re also going to fucking enjoy it.”  ~Vaughn 
The Heroine, Lenora Astalis is no shrinking flower, she’s combative and
aggressive yet empathetic.  She’s got daddy issues but most profoundly is
her grieving anguish that just devastates your psyche.
“I don’t believe in literal ghosts, but I believe our past unleashes dog-shaped demons upon us, and they chase us, and that’s what keeps us running.  Moving.  Living.”  ~Lenny
I cannot say anymore but please pick this baby up and read how
these two devastating characters blend together and assimilate love, healing,
family and future.
“I am hell bound, and you are heaven sent”  ~Vaughn
“He wasn’t a boy at all.  He was a deity.”  ~Lenny
Quotes by Lenora Astalis:
There is so much beauty in the darkness.  It’s just harder to find.
It was lovely we were going to kiss and fondle and maybe even shag each other.

 

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~Cover Reveal~ *Queen of Lies* BOOK TWO by Whitney G.!

 

 

 

QUEEN OF LIES

by Whitney G.

 

 

 

 

 

book 2 in the super sexy & thrilling Empire of Lies trilogy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The woman I fell in love with is a walking contradiction...
She's sexy as hell, yet infuriating. Hopelessly in love with me, but carefully plotting to get the hell away.
She honestly thinks that I'm the 'king of lies'?
Well, she f-cking fooled you...
She's the queen. 

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The man I fell in love with is a f*cking liar... 
I don't have much time to reveal all the details, but I will say this: The "Woman disappears after wedding" and "Woman flees before honeymoon" headlines are lying.
I'm not missing.
I didn't run away after my wedding.
I would've never run away right before our scheduled honeymoon.
My husband has taken me.
No, correction: He's kidnapped me because he claims that "it's what's best". That I'm a mere pawn in his twisted game of chess.
Despite the fact that my heart is still tethered to his, or the fact that he's still the most gorgeous and beautiful man I've ever met in my life (he can still make me wet with a single sentence), I have to focus on getting away from him.
I have to accept that he's no longer the man I fell in love with.
He's the king of lies...





























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Book Review *UNSCREWED* by Ren Alexander

Unscrewed

by Ren Alexander

 

 

 

 

Greg Rodwell.
The myth, the man, the legend.
Yeah. I’m none of that crap.
Okay. I’m a man. There’s that much.
Almost everyone calls me Rod, whether I like it or not. I’m the guy others look to for a laugh, a dirty joke, a distraction—the office clown. Even my best friend, Hadley, laughs.
It’s just that, I’m not always laughing. Not even on the inside. Nobody knows the real Greg or the agony I hide with humor. My recently dead sister had a clue, but she’s in no position to blab. I screwed up big time—then and now—but it’s all my undoing. Through everything, Hadley’s been my cure and my curse. And I fell in love with my married best friend. But she wasn’t always married, and I wasn’t always broken.
I had a millisecond of a chance, but I blew it, siding with morality. What guy does that? And sailing that sinking ship all the way down, I sacrificed my wants for her needs. Doing that, I fathered a kid with the office trouser troll. Stupid? Hell to the yes. Because now, regardless of the grand total, I want something I can’t have. Integrity and my sanity be damned.
But nobody, especially Hadley, can know the real Greg Rodwell, my tortured soul, my unashamed love, or my darkest truth, because it wouldn’t just blow her mind.
It would rock our damn world.
Ren Alexander is the author of seven novels in contemporary romance, including The Wild Sparks Series, The Keys to Jericho, and UNSCREWED. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia and graduated from West Liberty University, where she received a B.S. in criminal justice. Although interested in that field, her true passion was reading and writing. She currently lives in Detroit, Michigan with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.
Ren’s novel, The Keys to Jericho, was chosen as an “Official Selection” in the Romance category of Apple Literary’s 2017 Annual Book Awards.
Favorite Books
Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility,” S.C. Stephens’ “Thoughtless” series, Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta books, Kirsty Moseley books, and the list goes on.
Personal Interests
I love reading, writing, and playing The Sims. They’re all serious addictions. Send help.

REVIEW!

 

 

Finally Greg Rodwell!
Full of wit, charm, empathy, comical quips, loyalty, and unquenchable love.  He is truly unforgettable,
his colorful vocabulary, his humorous fashion expertise, his downright outrageous and amusing
behavior abounds.  Rod continuously has me in hysterical fits with his Hello Kitty Kite-flying abilities
to his Strom Trooper Ties, and his Sponge-Bob Coffee Cups.  I just can’t, I can not.

 

 

 


I am just destroyed by this mans secrets and excessive need to be loved.  Trust me you do not know Rod
at all, until you read his story.  Then perhaps you will have to re-read his story to know just how many
demons ride his soul.  They are extensive and they are corroding his psyche which eventually wear poor
Rod down until they affect his trust in just about everyone he holds dear.

 

 

Through all his strengths, his bad decisions somehow get the best of this man.
Still he tackles them all, and tries to be a good buddy, best friend, co-worker, paralegal,
and maybe a father, maybe a lover? 
There are still plenty of questions to be revealed and tons of mystery to wade through,
and I guess that’s why this author has stated this is just Book One is this incredible
journey of Greg Rodwell.

I cannot wait to get to it, bring it on Ren Alexander, you madam are a genius storyteller for I can practically smell Rod’s Chrome spray all up in my nostrils!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVER REVEAL ~Angry God~ by LJ Shen

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“A top 2020 read hands down.”

–Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

Angry God, an all-new angst-filled new adult standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is coming February 18th and we have the smoking hot cover!

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Vaughn Spencer.

They call him an angry god.

To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.

His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.

All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.

Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.

I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.

But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.

A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.

They say this place is haunted, and it is.

Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.

Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

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LJShen

About LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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~Leave Me Breathless~ BOOK REVIEW!

LEAVE ME BREATHLESS

BY Jodi Ellen Malpas

 

 

Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any surprises. So when Ryan returns after an assignment and encounters a beautiful stranger, he isn’t only surprised, he’s also instantly intrigued.

Hannah Bright is a breath of fresh air, and Ryan is soon completely consumed, unable to stop from falling for her. As the two grow closer, his instinct tells him something is amiss. Yet nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he starts digging into her past.

Hannah spends her days painting, running her arts and crafts store…and hiding too many secrets. It’s why she won’t let the ruggedly handsome bodyguard get too close. But their chemistry is undeniable, and Hannah quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ryan. He is peace personified, a balm to her battered soul. Yet the gorgeous, captivating man who has swept Hannah off her feet doesn’t even know who she really is. And the moment he finds out, both their lives are at risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography
Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

book review

 

First do not try to compare with This Man or One Night Series.  This is sorta a spin off from The Protector in which you will meet the hero from one to another, “Jack and Ryan”, and yeah, yuumm!  Protective Alpha Heros in Security ok, so yeah… yumm.

 

 

Now Ryan and Hannah meet in a freak unexpected way and there’s an instant insane chemistry and not just physically, they are both intelligent and do love the same things, art, outdoors, family and food.  Ryan is extremly protective and not in the alpha male way, its in his blood and career.

 

  Hannah has an old-fashioned innocence to her and is very artistic don’t get me wrong though, you could never push this woman around, she does have her own voice.  She comes off a bit shy at first, reserved and maybe even skittish.  There’s a bit of mystery surrounding her, she’s hiding secrets, hiding her background, she needs TRUST.

 

 

As the two draw closer, their spark is ever present and Ryan has a quiet intensity about him that pairs well with Hannah’s unique grit and insatiable need to please.  I love how the author wrote about a small town and the characters within, Ryan’s cabin was unique, his daughter Alex was delighful and maybe even the star in this gem.  You almost feel like your swimming in his lake or even flying high on Alex’s swing, it’s very endearing to all of your senses.

 

 

 

It’s a bit slow-paced but then builds into a crescendo in the end as secrets are revealed and monsters come out of hiding, the attacks are fierce and eventually the end is exactly what JEM always promises us.  Sink you soul into this lovely find book lovers, you will not be disappointed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Book Review~ THE WIVES -Author Tarryn Fisher

THE WIVES

by Author Tarryn Fisher

Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him.

But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married.

What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read.

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of ten novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.

Website

I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people’s emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word “smolder”. If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don’t be mean to me; I’m half badass, half cry baby.

My Gawd! I’m still a sweating, quivering mess, lol.
Ok dang, the mental state is always a super scary thing for me. More so than health or spirituality, mental illness is no joke.

Having someone so stealthy, sneaky and manipulative is super sleazy and downright spooky as well.  Living, breathing, sleeping, and eating with someone that has ulterior motives can absolutely drive a sane mind batty.  It messes with your psyche and drives deeply into every pore, every nerve is in a super sonic pulse, you are never calm and never stable.  You cannot tell if this is a lie or if that is a truth.  This book delves into all these troublesome thoughts and feelings, stabbing at your mind like a .. well a mind f*ck.

 

There were some heavy duty twisty, turny things going on in this wonderful piece that still keeps me up at night, what an emotional roller coaster, I highly recommend this jem to anyone for a fantastic getaway from life in general.

And the ending?!  Holy sh*t didn’t see that coming!

 

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Exciting News!

JB from Playing The Game Series by Aussie Author Lorraine Loveit NOW has his own BOOK.  A sexy spin-off from the series.  JB’s story will release July 4, 2019 Only on Amazon!

 

 

Enjoy a Tease…

“Beautiful.”
“Stop it.” Her words halted my perusal of her curvy yet petite body.
Glancing at her face I saw with amusement that she was blushing. “Excuse me?”
“You’re staring.”
Reaching for her chin, I tipped it back with one finger. “That’s my prerogative. When we’re in here I decide what happens and if I want to stare at you for as long as I want, then I will.”

 

 

 

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Chapter 1 May 2015

All I wanted to do was hide out in the Melbourne hotel room until it was time to leave for the airport. Jeanette had offered to fly back to Perth with me, but I hadn’t wanted to ruin her special weekend with Travis. ‘I can’t do this anymore. I hope you find what you’re looking for. Suzie.’ My two-sentence parting note was written proof that I had finally left Brendon. With her room only one floor below Brendon’s, I was certain he would come looking for me once he’d discovered I’d gone. After our fight, I’d told him I needed to be alone but as soon as he left I’d gathered up my things and went to my friend for help. I had my phone turned off so Brendon couldn’t call me but as expected, that hadn’t stopped him from phoning Jeanette. I had asked her to say I wasn’t there but I don’t think he believed her, because it wasn’t long before he was banging on the door demanding to see me. Calling out, Jeanette had once again stated I wasn’t there. I knew he wouldn’t be following me to the airport because he had a game to play. His team were scheduled to play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in two hours’ time. Soon it was time to leave and once out in the street I managed to get a cab straight away. After a tearful parting with my best friend I shut the car door, effectively shutting the door on my life as I knew it. Throughout the long flight home, I kept replaying the scene over and over in my head. The way he had man-handled me out of the shower and then to beat me with his belt, against my wishes, was the last straw. It was undoubtedly the most frightened I had been during our so-called relationship. Even that first day when I had put myself in his hands and let him tie me up, I had trusted him more then than I did now six months later. It wasn’t until we were coming into Perth that a terrifying thought occurred. I was so distraught at my brave decision to finally break free of Brendon, that I forgot all about another more dangerous guy waiting for me back home – Leon Graham, my stalker. Common sense told me that Graham wouldn’t be at the airport. For a start, he’d assume I was still in Melbourne, at least until after the game. Plus, I was hoping he would keep his distance now because of the court order. I was sure the last thing he wanted was to be arrested again. But still, images and thoughts of him continued to plague me; from his no-teeth smile to rubbing his thumbs over my hands. What if he had a spy in Melbourne? Also, my flatmate was away for the weekend so I would be totally alone, defenceless; but no, Jason had assured me Graham didn’t know where I lived. Jason! I couldn’t use my mobile phone until we had landed, but as soon as passengers were given the all-clear I switched it on and made the call…

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