Book Review: Fate’s Betrayal by Beth Ann Stifflemire

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Author: Beth Ann Stifflemire
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Desire and despise. Two insanely contradicting emotions that the dark haired, well-built, irrefutably handsome musician Riley evokes in simple but attractive, fashion savvy, Austinite Brooke. Initially unequivocally turned-off by the brash but striking Riley she develops a fascination for his seductive charms as Riley reels Brooke into a world of ravenous love she never knew existed. What they create together is oh-so-much more than beautiful music. It’s a roller coaster ride of awe-inspiring and heartbreaking emotion, passion, hidden secrets and an ending that will leave you utterly breathless. The way they become eternally bound sets the heart afire when fate unleashes the ultimate betrayal.

Fate’s Betrayal is a tough book to review. It starts out hopeful, and touching, with Riley and Brooke meeting each other – a meeting that doesn’t go over so well – and slowly developing an attraction toward each other. Brooke has an illness that troubles her, and Riley cares so much for her throughout all that. They really introduce each other to another world, and they’re there for each other when they need to be.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers but the end just about killed me. And while I enjoyed the book immensly, it was crushing at the same time. I experienced so many different emotions while reading! And while that shows it’s a great book, it might not be for everyone.

This is heart-warming but also devastating, and very well written. If you want romance that is atypical and stands out from the others, I would definitely recommend this book.

Book Tours: Starter Day Party Society’s Most Scandalous Viscount

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for historical romance “Society’s Most Scandalous Viscount”. The tour runs from November 30 to December 14. Enjoy the tour!

Tour Schedule

November 30th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

December 1st: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 3rd: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

December 5th: Guest Post @ Katie’s Stories

December 7th: Promo Post @ The Single Librarian

December 8th: Book Excerpt @ Literary Musings

December 9th: Book Excerpt @ Live, Laugh and Love Books

December 10th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

December 11th: Promo Post @ PRATR

December 12th: Character Interview @ Compelling Beasts Blog

December 14th: Book Excerpt @ Books are Forever

About the Book

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Author: Anabelle Bryant

Genre: Historical Romance

When rules are made to be broken…

Viscount Kellaway may sound like a gentleman, but he doesn’t act like one. As far as Kell is concerned, drink, women and the wrong side of the law are much more attractive indulgences than could be found in polite society – much to the scandal of the ton.

With all of Brighton’s women to choose from, Kell has never settled for one – and his devilish good looks have meant he’s never had to. But when he spies Angelica Curtis walking on the beach by moonlight, the living vision of a familiar dream, all that changes.

Suddenly, Kell finds himself craving the touch of a single woman…and it just so happens that the woman in question won’t have him! But if Kell’s bad ways have taught him anything, it’s that nothing is truly out of bounds…

Author Bio

interview photoAnabelle began reading at age three and never stopped.  Her passion for reading soon turned into a passion for writing and an author was born.  Happy to grab a suitcase if it ensures a new adventure, Anabelle finds endless inspiration in travel, especially imaginary jaunts into Regency England, a far cry from her home in New Jersey.  Instead, her clever characters live out her daydreams because really, who wouldn’t want to dance with a handsome duke or kiss a wicked earl?

Though teaching keeps her grounded, photography, running and writing, counterbalance her wanderlust.  Often found with her nose in a book, Anabelle earned her Master’s Degree and is completing her Doctorate Degree in education.  Thrilled to be an author for Harlequin’s Carina line, Anabelle’s historical romances are character driven.  She strives to provide a heartfelt connection between her hero, heroine, and the reader, believing the emotional journey on the path to true love is the most important bond.  Clever secondary characters and lively conversation keep the pages turning.

Anabelle knows sometimes life doesn’t provide a happily ever after, but her novels always do.  She enjoys talking with her fans.  Follow her on Facebook for the latest news concerning her upcoming novels. Visit AnabelleBryant.com to join her newsletter and follow at Twitter and Pinterest.

Links

Website: http://www.anabellebryant.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnabelleBryantAuthor

Twitter: @AnabelleBryant

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1gAkxHn

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1S09uEI

Book Tours: Starter Day Party Sebastian Cork

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for thriller “Sebastian Cork”. The tour runs from November 30 to December 28. I’ll review the book on December 17. Stay tuned for the review!

Tour Schedule

November 30th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

December 2nd: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 4th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

December 6th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

December 8th: Book Excerpt @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

December 8th: Book Excerpt @ Dannie Speaks

December 10th: Promo Post @ Books are Forever

December 12th: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

December 14th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

December 15th: Guest Post @ Dannie Speaks

December 17th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

December 19th: Promo Post @ Hollow Readers

December 21st: Author Interview @ SolaFide Publishing

December 23rd: Promo Post @ Bookaholic Ramblings

December 28th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

About the Book

9781742845265_FrontTitle: Sebastian Cork

Author: Neal Davies

Genre: Thriller

Sebastian Cork – Sebastian Cork is a noted Psychologist at the pinnacle of his career, but as he fast approaches sixty he finds himself drifting and lacking enthusiasm. Things change when an unforseen event places him in the slums of the most sinister side of town in search of a killer.

Author Bio

Neal Davies- Neal Davies is a retired Family and relationship counsellor as well as an already accomplished Author. Before he began writing fiction he had written numerous self-help books focusing on communication within families and adolescents. His first fictional novel was Benworden, which is an adventure novel for family, children, and teens.

Growing up as a child Neal loved the murder mystery classics, especially Arthur Conan Doyle’s, Sherlock Holmes. His dream of creating his own unique character become a reality on completion of Sebastian Cork Forget Me Not and he has already begun writing a sequel.

 

Links

Amazon

Bookpal

Release Crystallum

About the Book

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Author: Laney McMann

Genre: YA Fantasy

Kadence Sparrow wasn’t born a devil’s child—she was turned into one. Now, she’s hiding from the truth, and running for her life.

For years, Kade’s true nature has lurked behind an illusion, so when her dad gets another job transfer, she knows the drill: no close friends, no boyfriends, and most importantly: don’t expose what she is. Ever. Keeping secrets is easy. Lies are second nature. So is the loneliness—and the fear, but when the Shadows attack, and Kade meets Cole Spires, she could expose everything she’s trying to hide.

As one of the Celestial Children, Cole lives by an oath: defend the Ward, protect the Primordial race, guard the gateways, and stick to his own. Everything else is a distraction, and besides, he’s lost enough. Cole’s job is clear, and no one his age does it better. So, when he meets Kade in a club downtown, he assumes she just wants his attention. Most girls do, but Cole soon realizes … Kade isn’t like most girls.

The children of heaven and hell are living among us, fighting an age-old war. And falling for someone from the opposition is not an option. But a chance encounter between Kade and Cole will blur the rules, as Kade’s journey to keep her truth hidden catapults them together and into a web of lies, forcing her to not only face the demon inside her, but to answer the hardest question of all.

Which is thicker—blood or water?

Author Bio

Laney McMann is the author of The Fire Born Novels (TIED, TORN, & TRUE) and The Primordial Principles series (CRYSTALLUM, book #1 ~ Fall 2015).
She is the product of very creative parents and the most imaginative grandmother ever. With an untapped passion for the supernatural and all things magical, her voracious appetite for reading fantasy started really young ~ and so did her love of words.
She writes young adult dark urban fantasy novels mixed with a spike of romance, a hint of history, a dash of mythology, and lots of paranormal.
On the non-writing side of life, Laney is a former classical dancer, music snob, chef, and a right-brained thinker to a fault. When she’s not dreaming up new dead ends to torture herself with, she spends her time running.
Laney is published by J. Taylor Publishing and Booktrope Publishing.

Website: http://laneymcmann.com/

Buy the Book

Amazon

B&N

Release Day Party Degrees of Control

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About the Book

Book coverTitle: Degrees of Control

Author: Eve Dangerfield

Genre: Romance

Charlotte Bell is a typical yoga teacher. She’s friendly, earnest and has some slight masochistic tendencies. After a painful break-up she’s determined to address her long-denied kinks with the kind of man she’s always been too terrified to approch. Her friends have select James Hunter a male model turned corporate suit and after a ‘chance’ encounter at a party, James agrees to school Charlie in the harsher side of sex. He knows she’s too genuine, too kind, too everything for a guy like him but he won’t turn down an opportunity to break in a starry-eyed submissive like her. Yet as Charlie and James embark on a strings-free sexual relationship they discover a connection that runs deeper than either of them could have imagined.

Author Bio

Author picEve Dangerfield has loved romance novels since she first started swiping her grandmother’s paperbacks at the age of fourteen. Now she writes her own unapologetically sexy tales about complex women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Eve currently lives in Melbourne with her lovely sister, extremely chill boyfriend and a rabbit named Billy. When she’s not writing she can usually be found drinking, dancing or making a mess. Often all at once. Degrees of Control is her first novel.

Links

www.evedangerfield.com  
Twitter

Buy on Amazon.

Book Tours: Starter Day Party New Beginnings

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I’m hosting the starter day party for the tour for YA paranormal romance “New Beginnings”. The tour runs from November 30 to December 4. Enjoy the tour!

Tour Schedule

November 30th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

November 30th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

November 30th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Literary Musings

November 30th: Promo Post @ Solafide Book Club

December 1st: Guest Post @ Jessica Larsen’s Blog

December 1st: Promo Post @ 5 Girls Book Reviews

December 4th: Book Review @ PRATR

About the Book

New Beginnings CoverTitle: New Beginnings

Author: Morgan Straughan Comnick

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

You’ve been chosen to be God’s Warrior, but not even He knows what lies ahead.

Spirit Warrior Stary Moon is prepared to begin her sophomore year of high school with a better understanding of the powers granted to her from the Lord. But the path set out for her is uncertain. Stary never imagined what a challenge it would be to get her friends and family to accept her true love, former spirit Umbra, whose Ultimate Weapon powers are resurfacing mysteriously. On top of this, a dark presence is possessing spirits and ghosts, haunting Stary’s dreams, and wanting revenge. As Stary dives deeper into the world of spirits, she begins losing her connection to the world of mortals. Does Stary have the strength to overcome this darkness alone, or will she need to dabble in some ancient magic? Can she continue this path no matter what the cost?

Author Bio

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAEducator of young minds by day, super nerdy savior of justice and cute things by night, Morgan Straughan Comnick has a love for turning the normal into something special without losing its essence. Morgan draws from real life experiences and her ongoing imagination to spark her writing. In her spare time, she enjoys doing goofy voices, traveling to new worlds by turning pages, humming child-like songs, and forcing people to smile with her “bubbliness.” It is Morgan’s mission in life to spread the amazement of otaku/Japanese culture to the world and to stop bullying; she knows everyone shines brightly.

Links

Website: http://morganscomnick.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#%21/pages/Morgan-Straughan-Comnick/167241833430209

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/morganscomnickwriter

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/morganscomnick/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorganSComnick

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/sakurastar07

Book Review A Right to Love

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Author: Mark Frew

Genre: Gay Fiction / Religious / Psychological

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Book blurb: The story is about a non-religious man, called Michael, who is a teacher in a modern college. He meets a student, Polycarp, who is a refugee from Rwanda and who has lost all of his family. Michael decides to travel to Africa to find out if any of Polycarp’s family members are still alive. In the process, he meets a devout Muslim sub-Saharan African man, Ibrahim. Michael and Ibrahim fall in love and as their relationship develops, Michael and Ibrahim have to adjust to each other’s outlooks on life. Throughout the process, the interpretation of both the Bible and the Koran, and how homosexuality can be accepted within this framework are discussed.

In A Right to Love, Michael is a teacher in college, where he meets Polycarp, a refugee from Rwanda who lost his entire family. Michael travels to Africa to find out if any of Polycarp’s family memebers are still alive. While journeying through Africa, he meets a Muslim man, Ibrahim. The two of them fall in love, but their journey isn’t always easy. They both have a different religious background, and the religions have a different outlook on homosexuality.

This was an amazing read, heartwarming and eye-opening. I loved the different characters, especially Michael. The relationship is genuine and caring, and Michael and Ibrahim make an interesting, loving pair.

Release Day Party Violca’s Dragon

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About the Book

Cover PicTitle: Violca’s Dragon

Author: Leilani Love

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Violca Grey knows life can change instantly. Two years after her parents’ sudden death, Violca is left raising her four younger sisters. She doesn’t realize that their lives are all in danger from something that may not be human.
Chase Reed knows the Grey sisters possibly hold the key to his fate. He is determined to get close, protect them and bring them to his Dragon King.

Together, Chase and Violca not only have to protect their families—they also have to fight against their rising feelings for each other. But what Violca doesn’t know is that once a dragon decides he wants something, there is no stopping him from getting it.

Author Bio

Author PicLeilani Love is a proud mother of two very active boys. She loves traveling to new places and meeting new people where ever she goes. Thus far, Leilani has traveled to Paris, DenBosch and Amsterdam with hopes to one day visit again. On her next trip, she hopes to be able to make stops in Scotland and Italy. Currently residing in California, Leilani has also lived in Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, Virginia, Texas, Washington and Oregon. She loves to read books and has a passion for various genres. Her love affair with dragons began when she was young, yet, she still fantasizes of having her own dragon and Black Panther. For now, she is content to write about them in her books.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/21h1B4b
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/21h1ENp

Nook: http://bit.ly/1jdHCRv

Apple: http://apple.co/1kOi4wf

 

Contact Info:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missleilanilove

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeilaniLoveBook

Website: http://leilanilovebooks.com/

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/o5gewd9

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8378318.Leilani_Love

Book Tours: Starter Day Party Calasade: Sanguinem Isle

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for fantasy novel “Calasade: Sanguinem Isle”.

Tour Schedule

November 27th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

November 29th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 3rd: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

December 5th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

December 7th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

December 10th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

December 13th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

December 14th: Book Review @ The Single Librarian

December 16th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

December 19th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

December 22nd: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

December 24th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

December 26th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

December 27th: Book Review @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

About the Book

ecover_sanguinem_isleTitle: Calasade: Sanguinem Isle

Author: Mark Stone

Genre: Fantasy

Caderyn Fortis has been many things—loyal husband, soldier, war veteran, public servant. Now he is a fallen nobilis and gambling addict, an alcoholic who never got over the murder of his wife. In his darkest hour an opportunity comes that can help him recover his self-worth and make up for the mistakes that cost him his wife. All he has to do? Discover who kidnapped a young woman and where they took her, then rescue her. He must do this while not alienating his employer—the best suspect—or falling in love with the woman helping him.

Author Bio

Mark Stone lives in the United States and Spain with his greatest inspiration, his wife Cinta. Having written award-winning Flash Fiction, he is now a novelist writing tales of Fantasy that take place in Calasade, a world heavily influenced by Ancient Rome. You can find him at:

Links

Regularly priced at $5.49, Calasade: Sanguinem Isle is on sale for Kindle during this tour. Cost? $1.99. Purchase your copy of this acclaimed novel at amazon.com.

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Book Review: Island Experience by Simone Freier

7 Cover Island SMALL 151026Title: Island Experience

Author: Simone Freier

Genre: Erotic Romance

Age Group: Adult (18+)

Rating: 4,5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Beyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!

ISLAND EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.

Sam takes Kelly and her friends on a trip to a tropical island, where they not only work on their suntan, but also get tanned a few times as part of their spanking play. The friends are even more adventurous and engage in some wild times together in the beautiful island environment. Sam takes them to some places that aren’t on the usual tourist route, continuing to challenge them – and they return the ‘favor’, providing challenges for Sam, as well. The group is loving and loved, as they are now comfortable with each other in ways that most people have never experienced. What will be next for Sam, Kelly and her friends?

The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.

Contemporary erotic romance: Suitable for mature readers, aged 18+ years.

Experiences: Book 7 is 139,000 words, 21 chapters, 466 print pages

Acclaim for Simone Freier and the Experiences Series:

“ Fun, intense, sexually erotic”

“ One of my favorite series in recent memory”

“ Simone Freier is a sexually charged and inspired writer”

“One of my favorite series in recent memory”

“Simone Freier is a sexually charged and inspired writer”

“ It is quite a tale and a very good read that explores an intimate topic”

“The reader’s senses are thoroughly engaged”

“ The writing is well-done, engaging, and erotic”

“ The characters are rich & believable, while the eroticism is thick & lush”

“ Freier writes some incredibly powerful scenes”

“ I have enjoyed this whole series and don’t want it to end”

“ Freier holds poignant insight into the complexities of interpersonal communications and behavior”

“ The desire crawls out of the pages and into my mind”

“ The writing style is relaxed, even playful, and always fresh”

“ Steams up the pages – very sensual and erotic”

“ Simone Freier entertains her readers with a story of love, trust, respect and exploration”

“ Unexpectedly thoughtful and intensely passionate”

“ Simone Freier has an intoxicating way with words”

“Definitely a five-star series!”

WARNING!

This work contains mature content, including graphic sexual descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only. The Experiences series contains scenes of psychological and physical submission, discipline, and medical fetish. The characters explore various fetishes, which evolve throughout the series. ALL CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK ARE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, and all activities are consensual.

I previously read and reviewed the other installments in this series: First Experience, Weekend Experience, Birthday Experience, European Experience and Friends’ Experience. I enjoyed every single book in the series, so I was looking forward to reading this next installment.

Sam and Kelly, although Sam is a lot older than Kelly, have a strong and loving relationship. They see each other as equals, and handle each other with respect. The book, as the others in the series, switches from Kelly’s POV to Sam’s POV. Although the book is part of a series, I wouldn’t say you had to read each installment to enjoy this one, although it does help to show Sam and Kelly’s journey.

In this installment, Island Experience, Sam has brought Kelly and her friends to an exotic island, where they explore even more of their deepest desires and forbidden fantasies. I enjoyed getting to know Kelly’s friends better – I have a pretty good idea of Kelly and Sam at this point, but her friends are still somewhat of a mystery. Connecting with them also makes it easier to see the full picture of Sam, Kelly and their relationship, which also includes some fun with her friends once in a while.

The book doesn’t shy away from pulling readers out of their sexual comfort zone, but in a good way. They make you wonder the possibilities when you think beyond the boundaries of what society tries to inflict upon us.

As usual, the writing is great, and the characters are engaging. If you want erotic romance that really lets you connect to the characters, I recommend this one.