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I love reading different genres such as paranormal, young adult, romance, romantic suspense, mystery, Christian fiction, some horror, etc. The list goes on. I started reviewing books a couple of years ago and have done reviews for different blogs and even some authors. I really have enjoyed reviewing books and I will continue to do so. If anyone is interested in me reviewing a book for them, please contact me. I still have a lot to learn regarding my own blog so bear with me. I welcome and appreciate all followers.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Angels and Ashes Release Blitz by Avelyn Paige


Angels and Ashes Release Blitz



Photographer: Kruse Photography
Cover Model: Alfie Gordillo
Cover Designer: The Final Wrap


Abandoned & Broken

Left alone to raise a
family, widower Darcy Kyle’s life has spiraled out of control. When secrets
about her husband’s past emerge, Darcy is forced to confront the fact her
husband’s fatal accident may, in fact, have been deliberate. Forced to sell her
soul to the Devil himself, Darcy must uncover the truth of her husband’s
accident…before it’s too late.

Betrayed & Bitter

Cast into Hell, Raze
has given his life as President of the Heaven’s Rejects MC, but what good is it
when he can’t protect the people he cares about? His brother’s death, his
wife’s betrayal… it’s too much for a mere mortal to handle. Luckily for Raze,
he is the ruler of this Hell on Earth. But even the Devil has a weakness, and
when Darcy Kyle sticks her nose in the club’s business he finds himself
questioning his loyalty to his brother’s memory.

How can the Devil
resist an angel bathed in the ashes of the fallen?








Other Books in the Series

Heaven Sent (Heaven's Rejects #1)


Bloody…broken…barely surviving…

Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas. 

Bike…babes…and booze…

Tyler "Hero" Tobias has simple needs. Being the Heaven's Rejects MC Vice President, he has all three at his disposal. But he has his own ghosts that keep him awake at night. When Dani arrives at the clubhouse, he knows he should stay away but there is something about her dark beauty and the mystery that surrounds her that makes him burn. There are secrets in her eyes and lies in her smile and he knows he should put his club first, but Hero’s heart and loyalty are about to be tested. 

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?










Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog. She’s an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family. 


















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Review of Colourblind by B.L. Wilde

Release Day Blitz!


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Cover designer: JC Clarke/Graphic Shed
Genre: Romance (Not erotic)




Summary


Summer Harris is beyond lost. An abusive relationship causes her to drop out of college and lose her purpose. That is, until the mysterious art lecturer, Max Masters, walks into her life. The two connect in a way neither can understand.


Summer is astounded to learn that Max’s lecture choice is her favorite mood artist, Madame Mirabell. Max has his own secrets and demons to fight, but with Summer in his life, he feels he may, one day, be able to win.


A broken mirror. Seven years of love, betrayal, lies, and heartbreak. Can two beautifully broken souls heal each other before losing themselves completely?




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Excerpt:


I pulled up outside Rose Cottage, noticing Max’s face in the window.
“Hey,” I called as he opened the door. He seemed a little taken aback standing there watching me. Was he going to let me in or not? “Is everything okay?” I asked, worried that I might have come at a bad time.
“You look different with your hair down,” he muttered, snapping out of his thoughts to open the door wider for me.
“Oh, yeah. I…I…always wear my hair up when I’m working,” I stuttered, realising he must have been annoyed that I’d worn my hair down today. Maybe he wanted to draw me with my hair up. I knew some artists visualised their work before even beginning to draw it. That was how I always used to do it anyway.
“I’m sorry. Did you want me to put it up?”
“No.” Max frowned, shaking his head at me. “Why don’t you make yourself comfortable in the living room? I was just about to make myself some coffee. Would you like a cup?”
“Yes, please. Black with one sugar,” I replied before wandering into the living room. I tried to shove my slight nervousness down to the bottom of my stomach. Could I really do this?
Max had already set out all of his art materials. I realized we had another thing in common as I took in the charcoal pencils and large, white canvas. Some of his art equipment looked old, as if it had been handed down to him. I wasn’t sure why I was so intrigued to find out more about this man, but I wanted to know everything I could.
“Here you go, Summer.” Hearing his voice come from so close behind me made me jump. I’d become absorbed with looking around at his art materials. It had been so long since I’d seen any paraphernalia like this.  
“Thanks,” I whispered, taking the coffee from his hand. I couldn’t help but notice we both took our coffee black, and it made me wonder if he took one sugar, too. “So, where do you want me?” I’d just made myself sound like a hooker.
“The stool, if that’s okay.” Max choked a little on his coffee. I was blushing as I walked over to the stool. Would I ever stop making myself look like an idiot in front of this man?
I perched on the small, dark brown stool, not really sure how to pose. I’d never done anything like this before. Most artists preferred being behind the canvas, and I was no exception. This was a little too exposed compared to what I had been used to. Deep down,  I knew I was only doing it because of Max.
“Just relax, Summer.” He smiled, touching my shoulder softly. “You’re going to be sitting for a while.”
“I have no idea how you want me to pose. I’ve never done this before.”
“Just be natural,” he murmured, moving to sit behind the canvas. I was a little annoyed when he did because it obscured my view of him.
“So, have you come to Dorset just to sketch?” I asked, making conversation while trying to peer around the canvas.
“I’ve come for inspiration, actually,” he answered. It looked as if he was getting all his materials ready.
MY REVIEW:
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED COLOURBLIND. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ IN A LONG TIME. FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE, I WAS INSTANTLY DRAWN INTO THE STORY. WE MEET SUMMER AND MAX, TWO BROKEN PEOPLE WHO NEEDED TO HEAL. WHEN THEY MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME, IT AS IF SUMMER AND MAX HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOREVER. FROM THAT MOMENT ON, SUMMER AND MAX BEGIN TO HEAL EACH OTHER. BOTH ENCOURAGE THE OTHER TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS AND TO BEGIN THE HEALING PROCESS. SUMMER AND MAX REALIZE THAT THEY HAVE FOUND THEIR SOULMATE. WILL THEIR LOVE SURVIVE THE OBSTACLES, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND CHALLENGES THEY FACE?
I REALLY LOVED COLOURBLIND. IT WAS DEFINITELY AN EMOTIONAL ROLLORCOASTER THROUGHOUT THE BOOK. I WANTED TO LAUGH AND CRY WITH THE CHARACTERS AT TIME. I COULD FEEL THEIR PAIN AND HAPPINESS. IT WAS A FAST READ FOR ME BECAUSE I WAS SO DRAWN IN THE STORYLINE AND THE CHARACTERS. I LOVE B.L. WILDE'S STORYLINE AND CHARACTERS. HAVING HER CHARACTERS HAVING ISSUES WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS AND ABUSE BROUGHT SO MUCH MORE TO THE CHARACTERS AND STORY. IT MADE THE STORY AND CHARACTERS FEEL SO REAL. I LOVE SUMMER AND MAX TOGETHER. THEIR LOVE WAS SO DEEP AND STRONG AND YOU COULD TRULY FEEL HOW MUCH THEY LOVED EACH OTHER. THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THEM WAS SO REAL AND YOU COULD FEEL IT IN THE AUTHOR'S WRITING.
BY FAR, I THINK THIS ONE OF B.L. WILDE'S BEST BOOKS. I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS BOOK BUT TO HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ IT. IT WAS SO GOOD. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE OF B.L. WILDE'S BOOKS. SHE IS A WONDERFUL WRITER AND IS DEFINITELY A FAVORITE OF MINE. 5 STARS



About the author

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B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories and sexy men.



She can often be found at her desk working on her next project, or looking at eye candy online for research purposes.  She is a sucker for happy endings, but will always make her characters work for it.


If you enjoy romance, suspense and erotica, let your imagination run 'Wilde'.


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Blog Tour Strength: Claire's Spiral by Karen Raines


Blog Tour
Title: Strength: Claire’s Spiral
Series: Spiralling Ink #2
Author:Karen Raines
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Presented By:Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Synopsis:
“Use those feelings Claire, channel that fear and anger into something positive.” He swept his gaze over my face and looked me straight in the eye. “You’re not a victim, not any more. It’s time to take control and fight back. Not just physically,” he tapped at my temple. “Up here.” His hand glided down my neck and settled over my pounding heart. “And here. Anything is possible.”
Pain. Broken. Fear.

They took it all... my body, my soul, my strength...
My Matty.
I was floating through this life, my face an endless smile for my loved ones so they wouldn’t know the emptiness inside, the coldness that stayed with me.
Then the numb faded, I broke from the devil whispering in my ear. I was awake, alert, ready to find my strength.

But I wasn’t expecting him...

Heat. Desire. Need.

My name is Claire - and this is my Spiral.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex scenes, graphic language and is intended for mature audiences.
 Other Books by Karen Raines :
 
Karen has been a self confessed book addict for as long as she can remember. She has always been a fan of multi genres, but her love of romance has taken centre stage in the last couple of years. Karen’s idols are too many to count these days with all the fantastic authors on the scene.
When she’s not writing, she’s trying to keep up with her three wild children and trading smack talk with her awesome husband (she always wins though!).
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