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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

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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} 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

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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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{Review} The Watchers: The Blood Dagger: Vol 2 by Misty Hayes


The Watchers – The Blood Dagger: Vol 2
by Misty Hayes

(The Blood Dagger #2)
Kindle Edition, 515 pages
Published December 15th 2018
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Eighteen-year-old Corinth Taylor didn’t sign up to become a Watcher—an elite warrior destined to restore balance to the human race—he was chosen.

Corinth can barely control his own hormones… much less the deadly blade. And to make matters worse, his best friend, Larna, just so happens to be the very thing he’s supposed to eliminate.

But when vampires and slayer find a common enemy, Corinth knows it’s his innate calling to hunt evil down. And evil has a name: Gabriel Stanton. The enigmatic vampire who escaped their capture, has plans for Corinth, Larna, and Alastair… and it’s a threat they’ll never see coming.

When the line between good and evil gets crossed, devastating consequences start to happen. As Watcher and vampire worlds collide, Corinth must decide where to place his trust: with his old allies or his killer instincts. An upstart slayer. A clan of vampires.

What could go wrong?

It’s only the end of the world.

The Watchers is the second book in The Blood Dagger series, a high-octane paranormal YA thriller. If you like witty heroines, unconventional relationships, and friendships that can withstand the grave, then you’ll love Misty Hayes’ high-stakes story. Sink your teeth into a fun, fierce vampire series today.


Hey bookish lovelies! 💕

I haven’t posted a review in a while! It’s been a busy holiday season!


~Review~


*a copy was provided by the author*

Wooow. What a sequel!

This was definitely better than the first book and also my FAV!

The action starts at the beginning of the book leaving you on edge the whole time. It’s one of those books that you can never get bored of because there’s always something happening that’s relevant to the story, and with all the secrets you’ll find throughout the chapters it keeps you hooked until the very last one.

I enjoyed the interaction between the main characters and their thought process they each have about each other and their new found situation.

Looking forward to reading more in this series! I recommended it!


~Author Bio~


Misty HayesMisty Hayes has always had a thing for escaping headfirst into fantastical books. This is what led her to start writing her own adventures down. As someone who has spent a long career in law enforcement, Misty has a love for strong female protagonists. She also directs short films and claims to have been bitten by the traveling bug (not to be mistaken for a radioactive spider).

When Misty isn’t filming or roaming the planet, or diving into another novel, she’s spending time at home in Texas with her myriad of nieces and nephews in tow.

The Blood Dagger Series is a high-octane Young Adult Paranormal trilogy.

Follow Misty for more information on her series.

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Blog Tour ~ Wolf Tamer by Yumoyori Wilson: Review + Giveaway!


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Wolf Tamer
by Yumoyori Wilson

(Claiming My Pack #1)
Publication date: October 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

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An Orphan Girl. A Group of Wolves. A Destined Fate for War.

Don’t you ever wish to find where you belong? A place where you can rest your head without worrying about being jumped or your possessions being taken from you? Not like I had much, to say the least.

A pendant, an ancient blade, and a picture of my murdered family were all I had left when I was five years old. Foster homes to homeless shelters, I never found a place of refuge. I simply didn’t belong, and everyone made it their duty to remind me of my predicament. Until I finally came across a place that felt like home.

Sacred Moon Shelter for Endangered Wolves. I’d stumbled upon the sanctuary when I was near death, but I was miraculously saved.

Since then, I’ve become a Wolf Tamer; the only one who can get close to touching the six rare breeds. When I’m with them, I feel safe and sometimes wish I could be like one of them and escape this cruel world.

But such inhumanity strikes home, a group of hunters shows up, ready to take my wolves to an unknown place or murder them in cold blood. I won’t allow them to kill the only true family I’d ever known.

My name is Harper Blake, and I vow to claim and protect my own.

Note: Wolf Tamer is a new Wolf Shifter Reverse Harem Romance. Recommended for 18+ Audiences.

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~Review~

Ever since reading Yumoyori’s Starlight Gods series, I’ve been in love with her books, soo when I saw this, I knew I HAD to read it.

Wolf Tamer has the most heartbreaking beginning I’ve ever read. I haven’t cried while reading a book in a while, until this book. It follows Harper, an orphaned girl adopted by a couple running a wolf sanctuary. But Harper is no ordinary girl, and she soon learns that the wolves she surrounds herself with are a more than they seem as well.

The story is told a little different from the other books I’ve read by her, we see Harper growing up from her 5 year old self on to the age of 20-ish. I really liked that this book gave us a look into her life growing up and her getting closer to Ian and the wolves at the sanctuary.

I really enjoyed this story. I loved the relationship between Harper and Ian because they started out as best friends and as the story progresses, they start to fall in love. 

We don’t get to see much of her harem until near the end of the book, well except for Ian, who has been with Harper for most of her life, but we do get a few quick looks at the rest of the pack.

A LOT happens near the end and it ends on a cliffhanger! I LOVED Wolf Tamer and I can’t wait to read book 2~

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~Author Bio~

Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She’s a Full-time author who loves to write many different genres. On her down time, she bothers her Mom and likes to drink bubbletea while reading and playing video games.

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~Giveaway~

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

$10 Amazon gift card
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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{Review} Renegade by Mallory McCartney


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Renegade
by Mallory McCartney

(Black Dawn #0.5)
ebook, 250 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Clean Reads Publishing
Rating: 4/5 stars

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“The time for Kiero’s reign in prosperity is over.”

Six years before the Black Dawn Rebellion, Adair Stratton and Emory Fae are following in their parent’s footsteps and living at The Academy, a home for those who are gifted. The pressure to uphold the future of their parent’s dream falls on them. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. Even if Emory tries to make him see differently. An unexpected group of friends keep him there, but as whispers of unexplained disappearances start reaching from the capital, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath- for the first time in years, they demand the Fae’s listen to their proposition for a new treaty, holding the news of Nei’s father’s abrupt death over them. Caught in the middle of politics- Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis search for the one thing that matters most- finding out the truth.

In this gripping prequel to Black Dawn, their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made. War ravages through Kiero and is torn apart by acclaimed Kings. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision- to fight or to bow to the darkness within him.


~Review~


*a copy was provided by NetGalley*

Hmm, this took so long to read. The beginning was really hard to get into… probably because it’s been sooo long since I’ve read Black Dawn, but it did help fill in some of the blanks, because I remember Black Dawn started in an awkward place.

Renegade is a prequel to Black Dawn, telling the story of Emory’s time at the Academy, training with friends and family. Nothing good can last, though, and things at the Academy and Kieros in general, are becoming frayed. This all leads up to Emory’s situation at the beginning of Black Dawn, and let’s you see up close and personal how Adair became the person he is in that book.

Although it’s ONLY a prequel, I fell like it’s more of a book 1, it was a bit longer than Black Dawn.

I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from this world. I recommend it.


~Author Bio~


Mallory McCartneyMallory McCartney currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds Link, Lola and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.

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{Review} The Date Dare by Tara Sue Me


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The Date Dare
by Tara Sue Me

Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published November 19th 2018 by After Six Publishing Co

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Who knew three words held such destructive power? No, not THOSE three words. I’m talking about the evil word trio that’s my own personal kryptonite, that stole my best friend, and took away the only woman I’ve ever loved:
I dare you.

I was six when Darcy Patrick moved next door.
By the time we were eight, we were best friends.
At fifteen, I gave a classmate a black eye for calling her names.
At sixteen, she talked me through asking my crush to prom.I helped her get over her first heartbreak at nineteen.
Two years later, she returned the favor.
It wasn’t until I was twenty-nine I realized I loved her.
And because I was too stupid to do anything about it, at thirty, I lost her for good on a dare.

Darcy Patrick is tried of watching her best friend, Elliott Taber, date the wrong kind of woman. When his latest flavor of the month walks out on him, she dares him to let her find his next date. Elliott agrees, but only after Darcy agrees to allow him to do the same.

The dare is on.

The dates take place on the same night. One is an epic fail. The other is just plain epic.
Elliott isn’t prepared for the onslaught of emotions hitting him as Darcy seemingly finds everything she ever wanted with the man he set her up with. He should be happy for her. He should leave her alone.
But he can’t.So he makes one more dare….


~Review~


*a copy was provided by NetGalley*

Awww, omg. This was a fun read, it definitely hooked me from the start!

Darcy and Elliot have been friends since they were 7. Their feelings have been platonic for so long but in a split second Elliot realizes his are more. But of course, he doesn’t want to risk losing Darcy’s.

One thing I really didn’t like was that title gives the book away, soo it was predictable at times. So, one day they’re hanging out with one of Elliot’s ‘girlfriends’, and Darcy basically tells Elliot, ‘wtf are you doing? You’re totally dating the wrong type of girls.’ So she dares him, that Shea’s going to find someone suitable for him to date, and well, he gets to do the same for her. The dating dare between them starts to get serious for Darcy, Elliott needs to man up. So how does he find the nerve to tell his best friend he’s in love with her without losing her? Well, you’ll have to find out…

Even though it was predictable, it was romantic, and I really did enjoy reading it. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author. I recommend it!


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~Author Bio~

Tara Sue MeNEW YORK TIMES/USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Even though she graduated with a degree in science, Tara knew she’d never be happy doing anything other than writing. Specifically, writing love stories.

She started with a racy BDSM story and found she was not quite prepared for the unforeseen impact it would have. Nonetheless, she continued and The Submissive Series novels would go on to be both New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers. One of those, THE MASTER, was a 2017 RITA finalist for Best Erotic Romance.

Now she is focusing on new contemporary romances that allow her the freedom to write and publish on her own schedule.

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