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Damnation: A Grimdark Fantasy Political Drama

Damnation: A Grimdark Fantasy Political Drama by Igor Valec My rating: 3 of 5 stars Crown Prince Asuf is taking on his father King Lortar and has aspirations to marry Princess Alerise of the Kinslayer cult. He makes this move without his father’s consent or cares to the political implications for the union. The story opens up with an action scene to pull you in quickly with a battle between a few humans and apes. From this point, this medieval dark fantasy story takes off at a rather rapid pace. The author did a great job of developing the characters and creating them as more than one-dimensional beings. The story could get a bit overwhelming if you don’t pay attention because there is quite a bit going on. While this one, not my normal read, you cannot deny the author’ s talent for creating an interesting world with the descriptive language used to build out this complex story that serious fans of political dark fantasy stories will enjoy. The familial betrayal, b

Matchmaking Beyond the Veil by Mara Townsend Blog Tour & Giveaway!!

                                                   Synopsis for Matchmaking Beyond the Veil: Emery Belmont is a snarky realist who likes his life ordinary. Like any skeptic, he’s content using mundane explanations to write off signs of paranormal activity. That’s no longer an option when the spirit haunting his house wrecks his new kitchen, forcing Emery to face the supernatural truth. Desperate for a new handyman, he unknowingly hires his hot ex-rival from high school to fix it. Paxton Santos, Emery’s former lacrosse team captain, followed in his father’s footsteps to take over the family business. Annoyingly, Emery requires his talented hands more than he needs to keep Paxton out of his life. However, getting Paxton to leave after the repairs may prove difficult with the meddlesome ghost taking a shine to him, which Paxton seems to take in his grating, good-natured stride, remaining irritatingly unruffled by numerous weird occurrences. Emery is bombarded by paranormal hijinks

We Could Be

We Could Be by Valeri Beatrix My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sasha Ellis, upcoming fashion designer, and Vincent Parker entertainer cross paths one night and are immediately drawn to each other. But baggage from the past that has morphed into emotional baggage in the present has proven to be one huge roadblock on the road to happiness. The author fills this story with strong characters (including the supporting cast), an entertaining storyline, sexual tension, just the right amount of angst and drama. The story was well-written peek inside the lives of the "blog-famous" we love to stalk behind our phones and keyboards. Get your copy today on Amazon and please support the author by leaving a review. View all my reviews

Cover Reveal: Coveting Love & Revenge by Haven Cage

(A Perilously Pretty Novel) Publication date: June 12th 2019 Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance, Suspense Synthia will do anything for her daughter – even murder. 1871, high-society Savannah, Georgia. Penniless and jaded governess, Synthia James, is trapped with her employer, a man she once loved but now despises. His obsession with money and stature has corrupted them both. When he bids their young housemaid to kill a man who threatens his business, Synthia’s maternal instincts take over, and she commits the heinous deed herself. Now there’s another business enemy… and her former beau wants him dead. But the new cotton farmer has revived Synthia’s long-forgotten passions. With blood on her hands already, Synthia is prepared to kill again. But who? The new business partner for her daughter’s sake, or her greedy lover for morality and freedom? Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble Author Bio: Haven Cage lives in the Carolinas with her husband and

The Work-Husband Caper

The Work-Husband Caper by Rod Palmer My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story- At Emerge call center to be a Black woman is to be Queen. Melody, Phyllis, Pepper, and Tiffany cultivated a female lead regime of black women. They supported, mentored and promoted black women. All but Tiffany yearned for success professionally and personally.  They were all on track until Dominic reached his tolerance threshold. He was a bitter conspiracy theorist that wore his hate for the black woman like a badge. I could not help, but to think of all the instances in today's society where this is on display daily. (sigh) But, I digress. Dominic's failed attempt to bully a promotion out of the ladies leads him to recruit a few "casanova's to help take down the melanin queendom. There is betrayal, blackmail, verbal abuse, workplace rage, and death.  The storyline should be classified as romantic suspense as it had a few errors of romance, but mostly it was a suspense-driven nove

The Becoming by Lilith Thorn Virtual Book Tour

GENRE : Paranormal Romance Erotica ~~~~~~~~~~~~~   BLURB: Niamh is a good wife. She learned early on that crossing her husband had consequences. Living quietly in the shadowed cage he has formed around her, Niamh suffers his secrets and bares the scars they leave behind. On the night of her biggest humiliation Caleb enters the ballroom changing Niamh’s course forever. He brings safety to her dark world and introduces her to the possibility of escape. Will Niamh’s love for Caleb be the key to her freedom or will it be her undoing? Excerpt: Chapter Six I began to remove my clothing, feet first, when I heard the door to the sitting room open. Without hesitation, my guest walked through the room to where I sat. Caleb. I was on my feet immediately, though I had barely taken a step toward him before he had me enveloped in his arms. With both grace and speed, the perfectly made bed and my body collided with Caleb on top. I was lost to him for what seemed li

Dating A Female Goon

Dating A Female Goon by Mz. Biggs My rating: 3 of 5 stars I really liked the premise of a female goon. Zani was indeed a real goon.  She was much harder and more calculating than a lot of the men. Mz. Biggs did a great job of showcasing all the things that made her one instead of just telling us that she was a certain type of person. The closing scene in which she tells Ceasar that he has no choice but to love her and be with her and their child I think as my favorite.  Zani handed betrayal just as one would have expected someone with that title to handle it. Whether it was betrayal from family or longtime friends, they were dealt with accordingly. I think the author did a good job. I read this book in one sitting. My only issue would be the grammatical errors. Not the slang the characters used, but using the incorrect tense when a character was not speaking. At any rate, I enjoyed the story and I think you might too if you want a different kind of female lead.

RADIOACTIVE Bonnie and Clyde #3 Book Review Blitz & Giveaway!!

RADIOACTIVE Bonnie and Clyde #3 by CLARK HAYS AND KATHLEEN McFALL Genre: Historical / Alternative History / Romance  Publisher:    Pumpjack Press   on  Facebook Date of Publication: March 23, 2019 Number of Pages: 332 Scroll down for the giveaway! Bonnie and Clyde: Defending the working class from a river of greed. It’s January 1945, the height of World War Two. As the bloody conflict drags on, America has undertaken a massive top-secret effort to unleash the power of the atom and develop the first nuclear bomb. A network of Nazi and Soviet spies is determined to steal the technology, or failing that, sabotage the project.  But first, they have to get past Bonnie and Clyde. In a heart-pounding adventure spanning the windswept landscapes of eastern Washington to an isolated internment camp in the California mountains, Bonnie and Clyde face deception at every

Dethroned

Dethroned by K. Harris My rating: 3 of 5 stars Jade, the daughter of a former street King, has a crush on one of the "foot soldiers'.  However, thanks to the manipulations of another worker that goes by the name King the two never discover the depth of feelings for each other. Fast forward to a marriage in distress, adultery, betrayal, pregnancy, a horrible car accident, and memory loss this is when the story begins. I read this story in one sitting. It held my interest from beginning to end and was true to its genre. The had a solid plot, good structure with interesting characters. There were a few areas where the book struggled.  The first was the flow. This was an instance where simple is best. I think using "flowery fancy" words can work. They can show your characters intelligence and the faith an author has in their readers. However, if the words don't suit the character presented then you end up with stilted and confusing passages.  Fo

Before We Were Wicked

Before We Were Wicked by Eric Jerome Dickey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Before We Were Wicked by Eric Jerome Dickey Publisher - Dutton Books Pages - 341 This story centers around a lust-filled night that turned into a toxic relationship between Ken and Jimi Lee. Ken is twenty-one and living a not so legal life, to pay his way through college. One night out and he meets the women who will upset his world. Jimi Lee is spoiled and selfish. The two began a relationship that shows you explosive sex does not a relationship make. It also highlights the cultural differences between Black Americans or African Americans and those who are not. I can't say that I connected to either of the characters. I'm not sure if it was lack of character development or the fact that the background, dialog, and actions just made one of them so unbelievable horrid that I could not see past the evil. The strong dislike I had toward Jimi could be attributed to the writer's talent

Another Man's Freedom Fighter

Another Man's Freedom Fighter by Joseph Carter My rating: 3 of 5 stars A hero is torn between what's right and what he needs to do, political implications of what could happen in the invent of war, espionage and more. This story definitely could have Mark Sanders is a security consultant and wants to live a low-key life with his family. However, with one bad decision by the Polish President begins the fast-paced cyber/spy/international thriller. You can see the author took the time to do his research. You can see the parallels between the state of international relations and this fictional world. I think he does a good job of developing the characters and the story. While I am not a fan of this genre, I can appreciate the attention to detail the author gave his audience. I have to agree with a few other reviewers that if you like Tom Clancy, you will enjoy this thriller. But don't take my word for it, please get your copy, judge for yourself and don

The Open Portal: Conquest of the Veil Book 1 Book Review & Giveaway!!

THE OPEN PORTAL Conquest of the Veil #1 by MICHAEL SCOTT CLIFTON Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal / Magical Realism Publisher: Book Liftoff Publication Date: May 1, 2019 Number of Pages: 337 pages   SCROLL DOWN FOR THE GIVEAWAY!  But with dreams, there can also be nightmares Lonely and plain-featured, Mona Parker is just another faceless teenager at Spring Hill High School. One day she runs afoul of Lady Anne Golightly, a beautiful and arrogant classmate who turns Mona’s colorless life into a hellish existence. Bullied relentlessly and with nowhere to turn, Mona considers suicide. One night, Thaddeus Finkle, her guardian angel, appears. He offers her a way out—swap lives with another. The choice seems easy, and Mona takes the angel up on his offer. She awakens on Meredith, a parallel world of Earth where magic has replaced technology. Mona discovers she is Alexandr