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Review: The Priestesses of Levet by Victoria Lynn Osborne

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THE PRIESTESSES OF LEVET Victoria Lynn Osborne Series: A Jason and Mortyiene Mystery # 3
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Publisher: Azure Spider Publications
Publication Date: June 15, 2018 Jason and Mortyiene investigate the deaths of several priestesses A priestess is dead hanging in an iron maiden. The conclave of priestesses are meeting with new instructions from the goddess Levet. A new floor is opening and the sealed rooms are scenes of horrific crimes discovered after the room opens. Jason and Mortyiene are called to investigate. Who is killing these women? Why? Does this have anything to do with the ongoing war? To complicate things further, the sky rangers led by general Valairia, war mistress of the Kylvar are in town to fight a rampaging dragon. There is well known animosity between the clergy and Valairia. These spats erupt into battles as the general assumes privileges not granted to her. Don’t miss another exciting book in The Jason and Mortyiene Mysteries. Add to Goodreads Purchase LinksA…

New Release: Batiste by Victoria Danann

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BATISTE New York Times Bestselling Author Victoria Danann Series: Cajun Devils Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publisher: dba 7th House, Imprint of Andromeda LLC
Publication Date: June 24, 2018 What would he do to get her back? Anything. Ça va mal. Ça va pas bien. New York Times bestselling author, Victoria Danann, begins a HOT new MC romance series spinning off SSMC. You're gonna love it. For true! Take a journey into the exotic culture of bayou country in Louisiana's Lafayette and Acadia parishes. Cajun beauty, Angelique Bellefeuille, has had enough of bikers and their bullshit. Being put in danger because of her father's motorcycle club makes that conclusion rock hard solid. When she's sent to an allied club for protection from a rival club, she's reunited with her childhood friend, Just Batiste. Only he's not the cute, fun, adventurous kid she remembers. He's large, in charge, and menacing. The last thing Batiste needs is a woman to interfere with …

Review and Excerpt: Gideon and the Crimson Samurai by R.L. Baxter

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GIDEON AND THE CRIMSON SAMURAI R.L. Baxter Series: Gideon and the Crimson Samurai Book 1
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Ricky Lee Baxter
Publication Date: December 1, 2014 A timeless tale about friendship, family and betrayal Gideon Joust is your average twelve-year-old boy, with all the growing insecurities one would expect, following the mysterious disappearance of his father. On one fateful day, the boy’s world is turned upside down – leading to a chance encounter with a brash child warrior: Kibishi the Crimson Samurai. Add to Goodreads Purchase LinksAvailable on Amazon.com Review Reading Gideon and the Crimson Samurai, I can't help but feel I'm right in the middle of a thrilling Anime show. And while Anime is not a genre I would readily go for, I decided to read this just the same as I already have the book with me. And I definitely was not disappointed!

An entertaining read about about friendship and to a deeper extent destiny. The book centers around Gideon and the people tha…

Review and Excerpt: Untamed Hearts by Colleen O'Connell

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UNTAMED HEARTS Colleen O'Connell Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: June 4, 2018 Two destinations lead to one destiny Fleeing her wavering feelings for her fiancé, Taryn Ashford boards a westbound train to visit relatives. Her journey awakens unbridled passion with the dangerously handsome, Jared King. When Jared is accused of murder, she is faced with providing him an alibi at the risk of her own reputation. Did he use her to save himself or can she trust her heart – and him - to discover the truth? A truth they must work together to reveal. Gunman, shooter, the brand is Jared King’s life. His skill with a gun creates an existence forever searching – searching every face for the bounty hunter in constant pursuit, for the settled life he is certain he will never find and for one woman’s love. Taryn Ashford jeopardizes his need to remain emotionally detached. She represents the happiness denied him, but if he pursues her, will he risk both thei…

Review and Excerpt: It's All About the Duke by Amelia Grey

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE New York Times Bestselling Author
Amelia Grey Series: The Rakes of St. James Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 29, 2018 He could be a rake if he means only to steal a kiss but steals your heart as well. Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal, but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise… Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decided…

Review and Excerpt: The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci by Belle Ami

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Review I love this book! The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci explores an interesting concept of three couples that lived in periods spanning 5 centuries but whose lives are nevertheless interconnected.

I love Angela's character, who's an otherwise innocent intern thrust into the center of a mystery to find a rumoured missing painting. While inexperienced in the field of crime and investigation, she holds the crucial piece to determine the authenticity of the rumour and of finding the painting. Together with Alex, they make an incredible pair with great chemistry.

This is more romance than anything, and I had an enjoyable time reading this. The pace of the story was just right, and the plot was entertaining enough for me. Worth picking up for a lazy afternoon read.

Rating: 5 stars

THE GIRL WHO KNEW DA VINCI Belle Ami Series: Out of Time Series Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Thriller
Publisher: Tema N Merback
Publication Date: May 31, 2018 What she knows could kill her. In the spirit…

Review and Excerpt: Watch the Skies by Tanith Davenport

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Review

Watch the Skies is a surprising yet delightful read. We've long wondered about aliens and alien invasions, and here Tanith Davenport gave us her take on things. I've heard about paranormal societies and their activities, and wondered if there are people who are really that passionate about aliens that they'll go looking for encounters. Apparently there are.

And apparently, these aliens are curious about human mating behavior. Aster and Wade did their part to provide the aliens with sex education, and in that way, also opened up to each other about their mutual attraction. If the aliens hadn't come by, would these two ever act on it? Aster wasn't what Wade was used to, as she was more aggressive than the women he'd dated, and Aster also questions whether she was what Wade wanted. I felt their romance would've benefited from more development, but I understand that it's not possible due to the short length of the story.

Upon thinking back, I reali…

Review and Excerpt: Holden's Regrets by Diane Zparkki

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HOLDEN'S REGRETS Diane Zparkki Series: Branson's Kind of Love Book 2
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 25, 2018 Second chance love with secrets to be revealed Ever since they were kids, Shannon has been in love with her best friend's old brother, Holden. She once hoped that Holden would come to his senses and accept that they are meant to be together. Holden, on the other hand, only ever saw Shannon as his kid sister's best friend, and a royal pain with her crush. That was, until one night in college when his sister and Shannon visited him. That was when Holden saw Shannon for the beautiful, vibrate young woman she had grown into. When he returned home from college, he planned to declare his feelings to her; to tell her that he realized what he had been denying all these years and to give them a chance. However, he was too late. Shannon had finally taken the hint and moved on, dating another man, one she agreed to marry. The only place left…