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Book Blitz ~ The Demon Kiss by Juliana Haygert: Teaser + Giveaway!



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The Demon Kiss
by Juliana Haygert

(Rite World: Blackthorn Hunters Academy, #1)
Publication date: June 13th 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

A young woman with a secret heritage. A man who made a deal with the devil. And an academy where the students are just as dangerous as the demons …

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’ve been kept from the truth all my life. Demons walk the earth, and I’m destined to slay them–I only wish I hadn’t lost someone I loved while discovering that truth.

Now the demons are after me. The only way to stay alive is to attend an academy for demon hunters–a school where I’ll learn how to kill supernaturals and slay the underworld’s minions. But I still feel there are secrets I’m not being told …

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I sold my soul to save my family–and lost everything because of it. Now I’m a slave to the underworld, a fake hunter with half-demon blood.

I’ve been sent on a special assassination mission. If I fail, it means my life. But protecting Erin soon becomes more important than any other task, and there’s something about her that tells me her arrival at the academy will change everything …

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An upper young adult paranormal romance novel set in the universe of the Rite World, this is a dark fantasy you won’t want to miss! Forge your weapons and cast spells in a school where demons are hunted and the hunters themselves become prey.

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~Author Bio~


While USA Today Bestselling Author Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in North Carolina and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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Cover Reveal ~Chance: Book 3 of a 3 Book Arc by Giulia Lagomarsino



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Chance: Book 3 of a 3 book arc
by Giulia Lagomarsino

(Reed Security, #15)
Publication date: July 8th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Chance is book 15 in the Reed Security Series and should be read in order. It is also part of a 3 book arc. Sniper and Jackson need to be read first.

Chance was taken when Reed Security was attacked, but he has no idea who has taken him or why. Over the course of a year, he plans his escape, knowing there is one person on the island he won’t leave without. But torture breaks every man eventually and he doesn’t know if he can make it until the end.

Morgan made a deal with the devil to get her daughter back and finds out too late that it was the wrong choice. Held captive with a man that is obsessed with her, she has to find a way to convince him that she loves him. But will she actually fall for him? And if she does, where does that leave her with Chance?

The men and women of Reed Security won’t stop until one of their own is back home. They’ll never give up, and this time, they’re out for blood.

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~Author Bio~


I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

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Book Blitz ~ HEARTS: A Twisted Wonderland Retelling by Klarissa King: Excerpt + Giveaway!



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HEARTS: A Twisted Wonderland Retelling
by Klarissa King

(The Glass Queendom, #1)
Publication date: May 26th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

In Spades, there is a game as terrifying as the Sisters of Fate. The Hatterthon.

A game so cruel that its brick-roads run red with blood and in every shadow there are players killing to survive. The mysterious Ringmaster seized the Hatter’s once-delightful game long ago, and branded it with his mark.

The stain of death…

All I ever wanted was a peaceful life. Most other blacksmiths have no trouble holding onto small dreams like mine, and I’ll envy them for it for all my days.

Not only is my village attacked by the Heart-Breakers, in the battle I’m thrown down the Forbidden Well.

I land in the most unimaginable place, a place of true terror and wonder. A deadly game called the Hatterthon.

If I’m ever going to get back home, I have to win this dangerous game, where the brick roads run red with blood and allies are just waiting to plunge a blade into the nearest heart.

I can’t trust anyone here—especially not Night, the definitely wicked ally I picked up along the way.

I’m not sure which is more dangerous: Night, who wears deceit behind the veil of his captivating eyes, or the greatest threat in the game—the Ringmaster. All I know is, I have to strike down my ally before he turns on me and breaks much more than my bones.

Because only one can win the Hatterthon.

Before I lose myself to the madness…

In Spades, kisses taste like sweets and wine, and only when they end do you taste the poison on your lips.

Hearts is a Wonderland retelling (Hold the Alice!) and is the first in the Glass Queendom Duology. The sequel, Spades, The Glass Queendom, will be released later this year.

HEARTS is no longer a part of the Feared Fables series.

Goodreads | Amazon


~Excerpt~


In a time that I felt nothing, Night made me feel something.

When he drew back, I let myself look into his eyes. Hunger burned back at me in those flickering purple hues.

I could have asked him again why he was here. But scraping through the inner workings of my mind didn’t seem worth it in the face of him—a face so striking that the flutter of my stomach reached up to my chest.

In all the horror and destruction around me, I only saw him. I stood with him, his fingertips dancing down to the waist of my skirt, and I felt every nerve in my body strike back against the numbness.

I didn’t care how, but he made me feel, and that was something I had a desperate urge to cling to.

Setting my skin alight, Night pushed up the hem of my blouse, fingertips grazing my pebbled skin.

My breath caught as he yanked me against him, a sudden ferocity in his dark eyes. All hesitation was snuffed out of me with that one, starved look, and my entire resolve came crashing down around me.

My hand found a fistful of his hair. I slammed my lips against his. A shudder set me alight as he tore down the front of my blouse with a single tug.

The agony in my heart threatened to drown me, drag me down into the abyss. I found air in him. And I consumed it.


~Author Bio~


When not writing, Klarissa can be found in bed poring over a great new release, or reluctantly walking her demanding dogs who pretty much run the house.

She is the writer, Isla Jones. Isla uses the pen-name Klarissa for fantasy, while using Isla Jones for her darker, grittier horror works to help separate the styles and genres for her readers.

To contact Klarissa King, find her here: https://www.facebook.com/Klarissa-King-1005484536303985/?modal=admin_todo_tour

For Isla Jones’ author page, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Isla-Jones/e/B07856GGDF

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Blitz-wide giveaway (INT)

  • $10 Amazon gift card,
  • 1 ebook copy of HUNTED
  • 1 ebook copy of The Prince’s Prisoner

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Cover Reveal ~  The Cursed Key by Miranda Brock & Rebecca Hamilton



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The Cursed Key
by Miranda Brock & Rebecca Hamilton

(The Cursed Key Trilogy #1)
Publication date: January 14th 2020
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy

A forgotten past, a dark mage, and an unyielding curse.

Another team beat free-spirited archaeologist Olivia Perez to the dig of a lifetime, and now she’s left with the choice to wait for scraps or brave a dangerous, dusty tomb in hopes of finding other priceless artifacts. Her reward? A mysterious key she has no idea is cursed. Soon, Olivia realizes she’s brought home more than just an ancient rarity.

Malevolent visions begin to plague her. Unnerved by what they reveal, she casts away the key…unknowingly placing it into the waiting hands of a dark mage bent on destruction. Only when a shifter agent from the Paranormal Intelligence and Tracking Organization arrives searching for the key does Olivia realize what a huge mistake she’s made.

Forced to team up with the ill-tempered shifter, her journey to reclaim the cursed key leads down a twisting path of dark histories, dangerous magic, and deadly obstacles. But Olivia’s efforts to take back the ancient relic before the dark mage can destroy the lives of humans, shifters, witches, and fae alike are thwarted by her own dark past…and a price steeper than what she’s willing to pay.

Fans of Tomb Raider and Ilona Andrews will love the blend of urban fantasy, magical adventure, and paranormal romance in THE CURSED KEY from Miranda Brock and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton!

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~Author Bio~


New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance for Harlequin, Baste Lübbe, and Evershade. A book addict, registered bone marrow donor, and indian food enthusiast, she often takes to fictional worlds to see what perilous situations her characters will find themselves in next.

Represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA, Rebecca has been published internationally, in three languages: English, German, and Hungarian.

Author links:

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From an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure everything. Since she doesn’t live in a world of enchanting powers, mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write about them. (Although, if you happen to see a dragon flying around, do tell her.) Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding horses. What started out as writing poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel, Souls Discovered. Miranda lives in the country where she finds inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of a ridiculous amount of coffee and some good music she writes whenever she gets a chance.

Author links:

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{Review} Kingdom of Thieves by Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti


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Kingdom of Thieves
by Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti

(Forbidden Fairytales #1)
Kindle, 396 pages
Published: May 31, 2019
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads

How to win a Princess:

1. Bring her father unspeakable amounts of wealth to enter a month-long competition.
2. Defeat all other suitors in hand-to-hand combat with your honor intact (and balls – heirs needed).
3. Be revered by every citizen in the kingdom for being a ‘hero’ amongst men. (Also known as a jackass).
4. Wear the pretty Princess on your arm while occupying her kingdom and claiming a right to the throne she isn’t allowed to sit on alone.

Aladdin doesn’t care about princesses, or much else for that matter.

The one thing he does care about? Gold.

And when he crosses paths with a traitor of the kingdom, he has a chance to get his hands on more than he ever could have dreamed of.

There’s only one rule: he can have everything in the hidden cave except a mysterious lamp.

But Aladdin doesn’t do rules. Just like he doesn’t do princesses. Although…he’s starting to change his mind on the latter.

For fans of Sarah J. Maas and Marissa Meyer, this is an Upper YA fairytale romance, an Aladdin and Rapunzel retelling with a dark twist on the original tales.


~Review~


*a copy was provided by the authors for review purposes*

So instead I swore with all my heart that I would serve him well. I would grant his wishes and fulfill his dreams and make sure that his life was filled with everything he could ever desire. He owned me, mind, body and soul. And I was his for as long as he wanted.

I love retellings, so I jumped at the chance to read this one! Kingdom of Thieves is an intriguing fairy tale mash-up impressed me in nearly every aspect. A mash-up of Aladdin and Rapunzel, something I never would have thought of but it worked perfectly and not quite how you might guess.

Keeping true to the original tale, we first meet Aladdin who is caught stealing from a noble family and while in prison he meets Cassian, a former Royal Guard, who was charged with the crime ‘gazing upon the Princess’s face.’ Lol Aladdin agrees to free Cassian with the stipulation that he leads him to a cave of great treasures. And in this this cave Aladdin finds the genie’s lamp. I bet you could guess what happens next… JK you won’t know because it’s different, a new fresh twist on Aladdin’s tale. It’s hard not to spoil it, but I wont! If you like retellings, Aladdin and Repunzel, then you’ll just have to read it!

My grip on her tightened as I ached to pull her closer. I wanted to feel her mouth on mine but her gaze flickered with fear and I stopped, a groan nearly escaping my lips as I denied my body the pleasure it craved from her.

All the characters work together, even though they each have their own agendas. Aladdin hopes to rise above his street rat status; he wants to infiltrate the the Kingdom by winning the hand of the Princess and becoming Emperor. Cassian wants to overthrow Gothel, Rapunzel’s evil stepmother because she’s poisoning the Kingdom with magic. And Rapunzel wants her the freedom she’s been longing for, she also wants to save her father from Gothel’s influence.

And then there’s Kyra, the genie, who I think is one of my favourites, she’s great, definitely a fresh take on the role of a genie! She struggles with everyday life after being trapped in the lamp for a very very long period of time. She just wants to grant the wishes of her Master Aladdin without succumbing to the insanity she feels nipping at her heels. Honestly, I can’t wait to see what the next installment has to offer, and to see more of Kyra!

”Because fear is the only thing that reminds us we’re still alive after all this time.”

I loved this twist on old classics and how original it was considering it is a retelling of two popular fairytales that otherwise aren’t related. The characters are complex and the storyline is great! I can’t wait for the next book. I highly recommend it!


~Author Bio~


Caroline PeckhamCaroline Peckham is the author of The Rise of Isaac Series and upcoming V Games Trilogy.

Caroline lives in the south-east of London with her best friend and a little rescue cat. When she’s not writing, she’s binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.

She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She’d love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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SUSANNE AUTHOR PHOTO2Susanne Valenti lives in Kent, England with her husband Richard and their daughter Riley and son Roman. She has two cats and has worked in animal rescue as well as the family business. She enjoys all things fictional and wants to create stories that give the reader a real sense of love, friendship and adventure with a good twist of the unknown thrown in.

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In My Mailbox (#53)


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In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. The purpose of this meme is to share books purchased/received with readers. These can be ARCs, books purchased, books requested for review by authors and publishers, eBooks, free reads stumbled upon and audiobooks. Posted randomly and sometimes twice a week.


~Blog Tour Books~


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Stranger Rituals
by Kali Rose Schmidt

(Stranger Rituals, #1)
Publication Date: July 9th, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
Blog Tour: July 15th – 19th
Goodreads

A fighter with a venomous grudge.
A monster with an immortal curse.
A girl with a terrible gift.

All three out for blood in a land torn apart by harsh gods and holy wars. Each entwined with the other, on their own quests for vengeance, and yet held together by strange links to sinister pasts. As their fates unravel, a dangerous romance blooms, and violent darkness beckons.

At turns both darkly humorous and utterly morbid, STRANGER RITUALS is the startling first novel in Kali Rose Schmidt’s dark new series.

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This is book 1 in a new series that I’m really looking forward to reading. I mean just from the description it sounds amazing! PLUS the I love the cover! Not sure when I’ll start it my tour date is July 17th!

Stranger Rituals – Tour Schedule


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Midnight’s End
by Jill Ramsower

(The Fae Games, #5)
Publication date: July 2nd 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Blog Tour: July 15th – 19th
Goodreads

Sorceress, enchantress, deceiver, murderer—I’ve been called all those and more, some that might make you blush. Lucky for me, I couldn’t care less what people think about me. I’ve had my sights set on one thing for the last thousand years, and that’s all that matters. I’ll do whatever it takes to find the cauldron, even if it means taking on a partner. They call him a knight in shining armor. For me, he’s my golden ticket. He fell into my lap, quite literally, and now he’s going to help me get what I want.

I don’t play particularly well with others, but he’s the best shot I’ve got, so I’ll hop on that train and hope it gets me where I need to go. He thinks he’s going to crack my shell and see what’s on the inside, like maybe there’s a warm gooey center to make up for the hard exterior. He’s in for a world of disappointment. Everything soft and delicate about me became rough and hardened a long time ago. I’m Morgan Le Fay, and I’m the villain in this story.

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GAHH I LOVE this series! And now we get to see Morgana’s POV! I’m hyped! This series has been a beautiful journey, I’ve loved every minute of it. I’m 4 chapters in and I’m hooked already. My tour date is on July 15th!

Midnight’s End Tour Schedule

Shadow Play |Review
Twilight Siege |Review
Shades of Betrayal |Review
Born of Nothing |Review


Also, since we’re on the topic of Blog Tours, The Unforgettable Kind by Melanie Munton tour starts on June 24th, and I’m posting on the 25th, I haven’t started it reading it yet, probably after Midnight’s End!

The Unforgettable Kind by Melanie Munton Tour Schedule


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I often post pictures of the books I purchase/ARCs received/am currently reading on my bookstagram ~ Instagram! Be sure to follow to see what books I get!


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Book Blitz ~ Crashing Together by Lyssa Cole: Excerpt + Giveaway!



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Crashing Together
by Lyssa Cole

Publication date: May 30th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

It’s an age old story….
A summer fling….
A temporary thing…
His name was Cole and I couldn’t resist him. He was everything a girl could want in a summer romance. A hot, tanned, surfer with blonde hair and blue eyes… oh and let’s not forget about all those muscles and the six-pack I couldn’t stop staring at.
We agreed to just sex. Lots of sex. Lots of fun. No titles, no relationship, and certainly no love.
Until the sex started to feel like something else.
Something more..
Something way more…
But for him?
It was still just sex.
Until it wasn’t.
Until everything we didn’t mean to build unraveled in a heap of secrets, lies, and broken trust.
We came crashing together but will our summer fling survive the waves?

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~Excerpt~


“How about I teach you to paint and you teach me to surf?”

Cole fake scoffs and I wish I had another pen to throw at his head but in stead I stick my tongue out like a five year old. “You? Surf?” He teases which earns him a face. “You know it’s not boogie boarding right?”

I roll my eyes with a smile on my face. “Of course I know it’s not. It can’t be much different.”

Cole raises his eyebrows in mock surprise. “Uh, its way different there beach cutie. Who you been getting your info from?”

I love our banter. We tease each other and go back and forth, all in good fun. Working together has become easy and comfortable.

He’s still secretive as hell tho. Mysterious and intriguing.

“You don’t do relationships at all?” I ask him out of curiousness.

He shakes his head, his long sandy locks falling across his blue eyes. Could he look any more beach like? Sand sticks to his chest and my fingers itch to brush it off.

“No, I told you that.” He chews his bottom lip before turning back to his surf board. He runs a cloth along the bottom, cleaning it from his recent surf. My insides twist. Damn, everything he does is sexy.

“Addi- listen. If you can’t handle-”

I brush imaginary sand off my skirt, not meeting his eyes. My cheeks burn. “Of course I can handle it.” I wave my hand. “Its what we agreed on, right? Besides, I’m only wondering is all. You don’t tell me much.”

I want to know about his past relationships.

He’s so closed lipped about anything with his past it makes me curious. What happened?

Now he’s going to think I’m growing feelings.

Which I’m not in any way.

I look up to see him studying me. He doesn’t believe me, the puzzled look on his face says it all. “Right..” He trails off, dragging the word out in his Cali surfer accent I can’t get enough of.

“I think,” he says as he puts his surf board aside, tossing the cloth on top of it, “it’s time we remember one of the reasons why we’re hanging out.”

My core clenches, my body tingling. I dart my tongue out and lick my lip as he leans closer, erasing the space between us.

His scent fills my nose, sweat and salt and a bit of only him, the bit that drives me the most crazy. It’s sweet and musky and utterly fuckable.


~Author Bio~


Lyssa Cole has been in love with books for as long as she can remember. Escaping into a story is her favorite pastime. Wanting to be a writer for a couple years, she is now crafting her own stories. She loves to write sweet & sexy romance with lots of heat and some suspense to keep you guessing and wanting to turn that page! She lives in Southeastern Mass with her two kids and two dogs. Lover of coffee, all things chocolate, & always the avid reader, you can keep up with Lyssa Cole by subscribing to her newsletter here: https://www.lyssacolebooks.com/bio.

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Blitz-wide giveaway (US/CAN)

  • Signed Paperback of Crashing Together
  • Signed paperback of your choice
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