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{Review} Entwined with You by Sylvia Day


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Entwined with You 
by Sylvia Day

(Crossfire, #3)
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Berkley
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…


~Review~


After re-reading the first two books in the series, I really forgot how much I loved this one. It has everything one could want in a book. A great plot, great writing, great setting and great characters. Not only are both of the main characters awesome, but so are all the side characters. But don’t be fooled. This is not an entirely light read. At times it can be pretty dark.

Entwined with You starts off right where Reflected in You ended throwing us right back in the story. Gideon and Eva’s journey continues as they fight their inner demons and nightmares and work together at maintaining and building a functional relationship filled with intense desire, love and commitment. 

One of my favorite things about Gideon and Eva as a couple is that they actually TALK! They talk through EVERYTHING! They’ve both been broken by their pasts and are dealing with untold amounts of external stress and yet with them, their relationship always came first. I always knew what their top priority was. I could just feel it. And I absolutely freaking LOVED it.

Gideon Cross is loyal, understanding, powerful, and passionate and dominant and possessive but at the same time is so vulnerable and broken. I love how he always puts Eva first. He was always thinking of her and it was clear in each one of his actions. If it’s possible, I love him even more after reading this book than I did before!
Eva is strong and independent, and is deeply scarred by her past and also still hurt by things that had happened in their relationship. Gideon helped balance her out. He is always insisting on working things through together. And at the end of the day, they both just wanted to make things work, and were willing to do anything to bring them closer to each other. I loved watching them work through their issues, and seeing them progress, and grow, both as individuals and as a couple.

Gideon and Eva continue to be one of my absolute favorite book couples! I loved re-reading this book, and series again. Definitely a good series to read. I recommend it.


~Author Bio~


Sylvia Day (aka S. J. Day and Livia Dare) is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit her at www.sylviaday.comFacebook.com/AuthorSylviaDayand on Twitter @SylDay.

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{Review} Reflected in You by Sylvia Day


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Reflected in You
by Sylvia Day

(Crossfire, #2)
Paperback, First Edition, 338 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Berkley (first published October 2nd 2012)

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.

We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…


~Review~


“People get over love. They can live without it, they can move on. Love can be lost and found again. But that won’t happen for me. I won’t survive you, Eva.”

After re-reading the first book this since I finally bought the last book in the series. I really forgot how much I loved this one. It has everything one could want in a book. A great plot, great writing, great setting and great characters. Not only are both of the main characters awesome, but so are all the side characters. But don’t be fooled. This is not an entirely light read. At times it can be pretty dark.

 Since their relationship is fairly new, their love is all consuming, raw, and possessive with them constantly craving each other’s affection and touch. The trust issue plays a big role in the story, with the bouts of jealousy and self-doubt and ultimately lead to a highly charged chemistry that’s both passionate and addictive.

I loved re-reading this book, and series again. Definitely a good series to read. I recommend it.


~Author Bio~


Sylvia Day (aka S. J. Day and Livia Dare) is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit her at www.sylviaday.comFacebook.com/AuthorSylviaDayand on Twitter @SylDay.

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Blog Tour ~ Shadow Walker by Anya J. Cosgrove: Review + Giveaway! 



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Shadow Walker
by Anya J. Cosgrove

(Bloody Hearts #1)
Publication date: January 17th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 4.5/5 stars 

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A newborn witch is rescued by two smoking-hot brothers. Can she unravel their dark secrets? Or will she lose her soul trying?

Alana sucks at witchcraft. Healing, telepathy, seeing through illusions… she can’t master any of it.

Sparring with the six-foot-three muscular Walker brothers doesn’t help her focus. Alana’s not about to let herself fall for a man—or a demon—especially not the ones that abducted her in an attempt to save her life.

When a bitter demon learns of Alana’s existence, he’ll stop at nothing to possess her and drive a wedge between the two brothers. If Alana can’t learn to use her powers, she’ll die. If she can’t discern illusion from reality, she’ll lose her mind.

Nothing stays black and white in a world full of shadows.

Demons, witches, forbidden love… visit the otherworld today.


~Review~


I’ve had this in my TBR ever since I posted the Cover Reveal for Shadow Walker sooo, when I saw there was going to be a Blog Tour I jumped a the chance, and I’m so glad I did. 

It was a very fresh, fun, unique read with an interesting story that puts you on the edge of your seat.  It’s well written and has unique characters. I loved how the story progressed and each character grew. I absolutely loved every minute of it, and was sad when it ended. And I immediately read Lost Boy, which is the prequel novella, it’s available, when signing up for Anya’s newsletter. BUT Anyways… 

Shadow Walker is the first book in the Bloody Hearts series and tells the story of Alana, whose life has just been turned upside down and she has to deal with her new-found status as a witch, with only Liam (a demon), his brother Thom and another witch to guide her and teach her how to use her powers before it is too late. 

I don’t want to give too much away, you’ll have to read this one to find out what happens. Trust me you’ll want to. This book is definitely worth the read. Out of the 6 books I’ve read this year so far, Shadow Walker is my favourite read. I’m so looking forward to reading the second book in the series! 😍

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~Author Bio~

Anya J Cosgrove lives in Québec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.

What would Buffy do? Kick ass!

Read it first! http://bit.ly/anyaslair

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~Giveaway~


Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

Details Coming soon

Enter here: Shadow Walker Release Giveaway

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{Review} Nemesis by Elle Cross


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Nemesis
by Elle Cross

Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published November 29th 2018
Rating: 3/5 stars

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I have been called many names in my long life.
Kali. Hel. Santa Muerta.
To the Cabal, I am simply Immortelle.
As the daughter of Nyx and sister to the Furies, I was used to being an ever-living weapon to the Powers That Be that run the Cabal.
As the mistress to War, Death gloried in the carnage I wrought as I danced with Mischief and Strife.
Until one day, I fell in love with a mortal human who called me by other names.
Lover. Partner. Wife.
He gifted me with love and peace, and I thought I could be happy.
And then too soon, he died.
I mourned his death for one year and one day.
On the next day, they came for me. Like I knew they would.
War. Death. Mischief. Strife.
Except they didn’t come to recruit me back. They came to tell me how my husband truly died.
Now, I have taken on another name… an older name… one that I hadn’t worn in a long, long time…
Nemesis.


~Review~


*a copy was provided by the author*

Hmm…I don’t know how to feel about this book, this took forever to read, and I stopped reading at one point but kept at it, the ending turned around my opinion and now thinking of keeping an eye out on the second but wont rush it.

He was determined to learn what it was that Immortelle needed. Even now, as she lay dying, the need for love and belonging reeked from her soul. If she hadn’t felt like she had belonged before, she would damn well feel it now.

I wavered between 2 and 3, but decided I’m just going to stick with a 3 stars.

I started out with high hopes for this, since I’ve been recommended her books before, so I was pretty excited. But I was disappointed….

I liked it but not enough… well, I guess the second half of the book was a bit better.

The world the author created seemed pretty cool if I actually had understood what was going on, it kind of felt as if she was just jotting down ideas instead of fleshing them out into a story buuuut, the whole premise of the story had a ton of potential, I just wish it was done a bit better…


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~Author Bio~

Elle CrossHi, I’m Elle Cross, and I write Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. I live in NYC with my husband and the imaginary dog that we will one day adopt. I have a massive makeup collection and I’m grateful that, as a freelance makeup artist, I can justify buying even more.

When I’m not playing with color or my imaginary friends, I can usually be found in the nearest diner or bubble tea shop trying to take the perfect picture of my drink while my husband rolls his eyes.

(Yes, we’re that couple. And, no, I don’t post my food pics on my Instagram feed.)

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{Review} Bared to You by Sylvia Day


Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

(Crossfire, #1)
Paperback, 360 pages
Published April 3rd 2012
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads

Our journey began in fire…

Gideon Cross came into my life-like lightning in the darkness—beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…..


~Review~


Re-read this since I finally bought the last book in the series. I really forgot how much I loved this one. It has everything one could want in a book. A great plot, great writing, great setting and great characters. Not only are both of the main characters awesome, but so are all the side characters. But don’t be fooled. This is not an entirely light read. At times it can be pretty dark.

The story is told from the perspective of Eva Tramell, a 24-year-old who comes from money but wants to make it on her own in the world. She chooses to start at the bottom and work her way to the top and gets a job in an advertising agency where she meets the guy who owns the company she works for (and pretty much everything in NYC) Gideon Cross and it’s just an instant connection between then. Sparks fly from the first glance. And things go from there.

He’s so messed up but he’s trying his absolute best to be everything his girl needs him to be. I love how on the outside he’s this unobtainable larger-than-life god but on the inside, he’s just a man who wants to be loved by his girl.

I loved re-reading this book, and series again. Definitely a good series to read. I recommend it.


~Author Bio~


Sylvia Day (aka S. J. Day and Livia Dare) is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit her at www.sylviaday.comFacebook.com/AuthorSylviaDayand on Twitter @SylDay.

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{Review} Shades of Betrayal by Jill Ramsower


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Shades of Betrayal by Jill Ramsower
by Jill Ramsower

Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published December 15th 2018 by Jill Ramsower
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads

Ashley

All my wildest fantasies have come true, but reality is never quite as simple as we imagine. I dreamed of living in a wondrous world of the supernatural and having magical powers of my own. Now, I have all of that, but it comes with a caveat—a six foot Fae brute who is supposed to train me on all things Fae. He’s a dauntless warrior of the Wild Hunt. A beautiful bigot. He’s my lover and my burden, my savior and my curse.

There’s a monster lose in the city leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. I want more than anything to help others with my new abilities—what better use of my power than to stop a killer? Too bad Michael doesn’t feel the same.

Michael

She’s a born fighter. Courageous and brash like the heroes she reads about. Two weeks ago I carried her lifeless body out of a dirty alley. Ever since, my carefully constructed world has been leveled, despite my endless efforts at damage control.

Ashley Moore is a force of nature. Her best friend is the Erlking’s woman, and together, Ashley and Rebecca have infiltrated our brotherhood. Everything about our lives is dangerous, so I’ve done what I can to protect her—even if she ends up hating me for it.

**This is the third book in The Fae Games Series but can be read as a stand alone novel.
Warning: This is NOT a Young Adult novel! It contains scenes with graphic violence and mature sexual content.


~Review~


After reading Shadow Play and Twilight Siege, I had to read this~

And honestly I thought I would have been better. I liked it, but not as much as the first two books.

Shades of Betrayal is written in a dual POV, focusing on Ashley and Michael I’m soooo happy that Michael got his own book. This is the third book in the series and features some familiar faces and some new faces as well. It covers from before the defeat of Morgan to a few months after and involves Rebecca quite a bit less. I would consider this a stand alone novel, you don’t necessarily have read Shadow Play and Twilight Siege to follow this, but you do get to know the characters more intimately.

Michael is a difficult person to make friends with, he is closed off and not easy to love, although Ashley sees something she wants and no one will get in her way.  Michael works for the Hunt, and he doesn’t want Ashley anywhere near it, it’s not safe for her. But someone is out there killing women, and Michael needs to keep Ashley safe.

Ashley, newly formed Fae, wants to discover her powers so she can be more useful. A very strong and assertive main character, she’s having problems pulling her powers, and it’s making her more frustrated by the day. It doesn’t help that the man she is supposed to be training with is so pig-headed. But she can’t deny their attraction and no matter how crabby Michael gets, she’s still drawn to him.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to another one. I was honestly super shocked at the twist – no spoilers; read it for yourself! All three are worth reading for sure, but read The Fae Games books first! I recommend it!


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Jill Ramsower

~Author Bio~

Jill’s a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s an attorney, travel junkie, and voracious reader.

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{Review} Scythe by Christina Bauer


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Scythe
by Christina Bauer

(Dimension Drift Prequels, #1)
ebook, 140 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Monster House Books LLC
Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads

Truth time. I go to a Learning Squirrel High School. Don’t judge.

On second thought, judge away. Learning Squirrel is one step above attending class in a junkyard. But what do you expect? Everything’s made out of garbage these days. At least, I have my freelance work to keep Mom and me housed, clothed, and fed. How? I’m your regular high school science geek for hire… only my work manipulates space-time. These gigs pay really well, but the government wants people like me dead. Good thing I’m super careful about hiding from their detection systems.

Then I screw up a job. Badly. My house slips into two-dimensional space-time. It only lasts for a few seconds, but the move still sets off about a dozen government alarms. If they track me down, Mom and I are good as dead. Long story short, I need to pay someone off, hide the evidence, and keep us safe.

Unfortunately, that means asking the Scythe for help. He runs the local underground crime scene and has absolutely no conscience. Or I’m pretty sure he doesn’t. It’s hard to think straight when a guy’s that hot in an evil Mafioso kingpin kind of way. More importantly, he’s a crime lord who can conceal my slip-up with a few clicks on his minion’s computer keyboards. But the Scythe has his price. In this case, he wants me to finish a certain dimensional prototype for him in twenty-four hours. I can do it, but it might mean Learning Squirrel High gets blown up in the process. Oh yes, and there’s also my new hot classmate who may or may not be an alien… and he says he’ll do anything to help me.

This job won’t be easy, but I’ve gotten out of worse scrapes. Maybe.


~Review~


* a copy was provided by NetGalley*

Wow. Just wow. If Scythe is any indication, the Dimension Drift series is going to be a corker, hands down. 

I just realized this was a prequel~ omg, this was absolutely amazing! I got so into it from the start and couldn’t believe how fast it ended.

This was a great introduction into to a new series I can’t wait for.

Meimi is a girl with a lot on her shoulders. She believes that her sister Luci is dead, as she has gone missing over a year ago. Her mother’s condition is also worsening, and she is only lucid a few times every couple of days. On top of all of this, she is supposed to be attending school. Luckily, she has found a way to hack her school system so that it says she’s always there. When her hacking gets her on the government’s radar, she has to find a way to protect both herself and her mother.

Can’t wait to read more! I’m really looking forward to Umbra, which is another prequel from Thorne’s POV. I recommend this series!


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~Author Bio~

Christina BauerChristina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com.

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