Hey, heyyyy! I’m back! I never really intended to take such a long hiatus from posting, but I overloaded myself with tours and got burnt out. I’m ready to get back in the game, and have some fun ideas to test out here. I hope you’ve all been doing well, reading lots, and staying safe!
May, June, and July were very slow reading months for me. My social life picked up and I started a new job position at work. All fantastic things, but if you know me then you know I get kind of cranky when I don’t have time to read. I read 8 book in May, 3 in June, and 5 in July. I enjoyed the books I read and thankfully am still on track/ahead on my Goodreads Yearly Goal. I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to normal reading habits, and getting back to sharing my adventures with you!
I’ll be changing up how I was doing my blog posts, set schedule for fun content, and I will be participating in less blog tours, ARC reviews…. or so I say (we all know I can’t resist). I find that I tend to get a little over excited and load my schedule up with them. Then when I want to read the books I own, or reread a favorite, I don’t have the time. I also have an extremely large backlog of NetGalley books that I need to clean up. Yikes!! I’ll get there, and am very eager to read some of the books on that list.
What have I been reading recently? Great question! I actually just finished an amazing book over the weekend The Damned (The Beautiful #2) by Renee Ahdieh. It’s a YA Fantasy novel set in historic New Orleans about a young girl named Celine who travels from Paris, France to escape a terrible event and ends up meeting the town’s infamous and mysterious Sebastien St Germain. There are vampires, werewolves, fey, slow burn romance and lots of witty comments. Basically, it’s everything I love in a good fantasy story. The third book is set to release on December 7th and I am impatiently awaiting that date. 🙂
I’ve been letting my moods pick what I read, instead of preparing a set TBR list each month, and so far it’s working out better for me! I still pick a few books that I’d “like to get to”, but don’t pressure myself to read them. I am trying to knock out the rest of the prompts for the 2021 Read Harder Book Riot challenge, and found a few promising contenders. I’m also trying to finish reading a bunch of series I started but never completed, such as The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare/Outlander by Diana Gabaldon/Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, etc. I’ve got some great books lined up through the Kindle Unlimited service, so stayed tuned for some recs on there as K.U. actually has some amazing books to read!
Okie dokie, I’m sure I’ve chatted enough for now! I’ll be back soon with one of my new content ideas, so hopefully you’ll tune back in on Thursday. Stay safe, read some good books and take care friends!
Hi friends! It’s been a while, too long actually. I’m super excited to be back and bringing you my stop on the Harlequin Summer 2021 blog tour for Talk Bookish To Me by Kate Bromley. This is Kate’s debut novel, and it was such a fun read! I love to sprinkle in some cute romcoms during the summer, and this one does not disappoint.
KATE BROMLEY lives in New York City with her husband, son, and her somewhat excessive collection of romance novels (It’s not hoarding if it’s books, right?). She was a preschool teacher for seven years and is now focusing full-time on combining her two great passions – writing swoon-worthy love stories and making people laugh. Talk Bookish to Me is her first novel.
TALK BOOKISH TO ME (On-sale: May 25, 2021; Graydon House; Trade Paperback Original; $15.99) is a laugh-out-loud stunner of a story, perfect for fans of Beach Read and The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, that will delight book nerds everywhere!
Kara Sullivan is definitely not avoiding her deadline. After all, it’s the week of her best friend’s wedding and she’s the maid of honor, so she’s got lots of responsibilities. As a bestselling romance novelist with seven novels under her belt, she’s a pro and looming deadlines and writer’s block (which she definitely doesn’t have) don’t scare her. She’s just eager to support Cristina as she ties the knot with Jason.
But who should show up at Cristina and Jason’s rehearsal dinner but Kara’s college ex-boyfriend, (the gorgeous and infuriating) Ryan? Apparently, he’s one of Jason’s childhood friends, and he’s in the wedding party, too. Considering neither Kara nor Ryan were prepared to see each other again, it’s decidedly a meet-NOT-cute. There is nothing cute about this situation, and a bit of notice to mentally prepare would’ve been nice, Cristina! However, when Kara sits down to write again the next day, her writers’ block is suddenly gone. She has to wonder what’s changed. Are muses real…? And is Kara’s muse…Ryan?
If you’re still with me this far, thank you for sticking with me! So what do you think, sounds like a cute read?! I really enjoyed this book, and read it in 2 nights. I even stayed up until 1am (a weekend night) to finish the second half of the book, and have absolutely no regrets for that decision. This book reminded me a lot of the fun, light-hearted books that I love so much written by Christina Lauren.
I had to give Talk Bookish To Me a five star rating because it was quirky, had substance and realistic relationships, just enough cheesy parts to be cute, and a fun read. I felt the characters were well developed, and had a great balance in dynamics. Ryan’s bulldog was a great addition to the story, however I am always a sucker for a quirky pup in books. I got really emotionally invested in this story, which shows that the main character Kara was easy to relate with. The plot had good flow and I felt that the story resolved really well. I loved that it not only spoke to personal intimate relationships, but family relationships also. Kara and her mom were adorable.
I definitely recommend this book to fans of Christina Lauren, Helena Hunting, and Sophie Kinsella. It truly is the perfect summer/beach read, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it once you’ve read it! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my review post for the Summer 2021 Tour stop for Talk Bookish To Me by Kate Bromley. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for me based on this book, or if you end up reading this book.
Stay tuned for a couple more blog tour posts coming up! I’m also going to do my best about posting on a more consistent basis, at least 2-3 times a month (but we all know life gets crazy sometimes). Stay safe and healthy my friends!!
Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to a stroll down Once Upon a Lane by Duncan Wilson! Hopefully you’re having a great day, and thanks for stopping by for my stop of the tour. You’ll want to make sure you observe the details, because they made the story. This was a very unique gothic horror novel, quite unlike anything I’ve ever read before in the genre. As you continue on your stroll down the tour lane, don’t forget to stop at the other neighbors and here what they have to say! Here’s a link to their tour addresses.
“There once was a lane, filled with well-tended lawns and well-fostered friendships, of well-appointed houses all neat and tidy and those that live within, of stories and mysteries that manifest for only fleeting moments for the few who pay attention. This is one such tale. A tale about pleasant people, about the lives they live, about their wants and dreams, about their loves and losses, their joys and hates, about their days and nights in the company of cherished companions in the houses they call home. In this tale of the happy little lives of blissful simple folk, there are monsters, to be sure. But this is not the story of monsters, this is not the tale of their evil deeds, this is the tale of those they make suffer. In this tale, the monsters have no names. The monsters do not deserve names.”
A character driven slice-of-life story that follows the humble lives of the residents of a suburban neighborhood as they live and love, and about the house with the dead yard, a vacant lot, that sits among their homes, inert and immobile, yet intimidating and terrifying to any who look at it too long. The children of the lane are not the only ones who are fearful of the anomaly in their midst. Every adult upon the lane wonders why the structure still stands, with no known owner and no reason to be. The lingering question is not who owns the house, but why no one ever goes in or comes out, and why there are such ghastly noises emanating from within. Day by day, the happy people of the lane go about their tasks and trials, and day by day, the house with the dead yard seems a little more ominous, a little more intrusive, and a little less ignorable than before.
Once Upon a Lane by Duncan Wilson Series: Standalone Published: November 23, 2019 Genre: Horror, Slice-of-life, Paranormal, Suburban Gothic Pages: 166 (Print Length)
Duncan Wilson has been writing since childhood, having fallen in love with the written word at a very early age. Having spent his formative years in various libraries, he can bore his friends on a variety of subjects. Inspired by the natural world and the splendors of the heavens, he writes primarily science fiction and paranormal stories. He has a novel and two novellas published on Amazon and Smashwords, and an additional novella and several short stories published on Patreon.
I am a huge fan of the gothic horror genre, especially the slow and descriptive creep that builds as the story progresses. They are the kind of stories that tend to have you looking over your shoulder in doubt. There were definitely a few circumstances during this story that had a bit of the creep factor, but mostly I found a beautifully descriptive story of the buzz of a quiet lane in a suburb buzzing around the mystery of the abandoned house at the end of the lane. As we learn about each of the prominent residents on the lane, you catch a glimpse of their fear of the unknown surrounding the abandoned house. It was glimpses of this fear, and the little creepy scenes that kept me reading to the end. I had hoped for a bit more of the creep factor, as the story left me wanting, but overall a really fantastic suburban gothic story with tiny flairs of the classic gothic horror. I almost felt like I was spying on the neighborhood with how well Duncan Wilson had described their comings and goings. I would highly recommend this book to readers who are looking to get their feet wet in the world of horror, as gothic horror is a great stepping stone to readers who scare easily.
Thank you for walking with me down Once Upon a Lane, and stopping to read my review. I hope the rest of your stroll down the lane is enjoyable and do be cautious of the abandoned house at the end. Make sure to stop at the neighbors for more information, they are really friendly and sociable! 🙂
Hi! I hope your Monday is going well, it’s windy and snowy here in Western, NY today! No complaints from me though, love working from home so I can stay snug inside. I’m excited to bring you my review on this cute and different story, Playing Cupid by S.C. Alban. A big thank you to Parliament House and NetGalley for providing me an early copy in exchange for an honest review.
For the past five years, seventeen-year-old Megan Cooper has built a wall around her heart with little room to experience true feelings. Her mother’s passing has left her family fractured, driving a wedge between her and her father that has only gotten deeper with time. The only solution: graduate high school early and get out of Dodge.
With one final standing between her and the rest of her life, Megan is paired with a Home Economics partner who seems destined to dump all the work on her. Constantly bailing at the last minute, with more excuses than she can keep track of, Jay Michaels seems determined to ruin her plan.
That is, until she hits Cupid with her car. With his shooting arm is significantly injured, Megan has no choice but to take his place. As she races to find Cupid’s final three love matches in order to meet his quota by the start of the new year, she comes face to face with the very emotions she’s been pushing away for so long.
Caught between what her head is saying and what her heart longs for, Megan must face old wounds, find forgiveness, and track down the perfect match for the one boy with all the excuses.
A clever, witty story about navigating the many channels of love. Full of real life situations that can be easy to relate to, a dreaded home-ec class (I remember mine), and cute slow burn romance between the MC and the cutest guy in school. The characters were surprising, and I felt the depth of their emotions. The heavy was very well balanced with the humor of Megan and Amadeus, our starring cupid. This was a fun, easy read that was exactly what I needed between my usual fantasy laden reading. Another Parliament House book that makes my list of highly enjoyed reads! I especially enjoyed how this book touches on loss, and coping with family who have a mental health diagnosis and how others view you.
You can grab your own copy of Playing Cupid by S.C. Alban on Feb 23rd, when it releases to stores and online! I hope you take a chance, and fall in love with this quirky, adorable story.
Hello friends, hope your Tuesday is going well! I am in shock at how quickly this day is going, but no complaints here. I have to make a stop to the Library to return some books after work, but wanted to get this post done before I forget. I am trying to be better about reading and reviewing my NetGalley ARCs within an acceptable timeframe (and reading through my back list). I was super excited to receive the email from NetGalley letting me know I got approved for The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren, they are one of my all time fav authors. I literally did a happy dance!
Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Raised by her grandparents—who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno—Jess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in. After all, her father’s never been around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before Juno was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close, but working constantly to stay afloat is hard…and lonely.
But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers:This Jess understands.
At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98% compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Peña. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Peña. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond” pairing that could make GeneticAlly a mint in stock prices, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thought.
My Review –
In traditional Christina Lauren style, I was laughing within the first couple pages. The best friend, Fizzy, had me in stitches and the quick whips between Jess and River were hilarious. Great plot line, plenty of humor and cutesy moments but with all of the steaminess that Christina Lauren does so well. These girls can seriously write the best feel good romance stories! I really liked that this was one of the more serious stories that I’ve read by Christina Lauren, and is probably my 2nd favorite of their books so far. I devoured this book in less than a day, almost like it was super-glued to my hand. I really enjoyed the character development in this book, it was so well written and extremely realistic. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants a cute, light and fun read!
Thanks for checking out my review, and if you’ve read this one or any other of Christina Lauren’s books let me know your thoughts in the comments! Stay tuned for a few more blog tours and reviews coming up over the next week or so.
Happy Friday and welcome to my stop on the tour for A Sea of Pearls & Leaves by Rosalyn Briar. I could not be more excited to share this book with you. It’s definitely one of my favorites of 2021 so far, and I dare say this was a refreshing read for an Adult dark fantasy romance novel. It gave me vibes similar to The Cerulean by Amy Ewing (which is one of my all time fav YA fantasy duologies). As always, don’t forget to check out the other stops on the tour, as each stop has something different to share.
A Sea of Pearls & Leaves by Rosalyn Briar
Series: Standalone Published: December 1, 2020 Genre: Dark Fantasy, Romance Age Group: Adult Pages: 275 (Print Length) CW: This novel contains violence, sexual situations, and adult language.
Princess Ingrid of Norella Isle does not want to get married. So, her priestess girlfriend, Lilura, devises a wicked plot to deter suitors with a nearly impossible marriage contract: should Ingrid die first, her husband must be buried at sea beside her.
The plan backfires when all seven suitors agree, and the king announces a competition for Ingrid’s hand. Ingrid must keep her head above water as she deals with the suitors, a jealous girlfriend, and the news of two murdered priestesses.
As the suitors are eliminated, one man stands out: the quirky and anxious Prince Soren who charms both Ingrid and Lilura. When Lilura goes missing, Ingrid and Soren must piece together who has murdered the priestesses and why before it’s too late.
Rosalyn Briar is a former teacher who is married to her high school sweetheart. Together, they have built a beautiful life and have two fearless daughters. Rosalyn is obsessed with gothic fairy tales, scary movies, sun dresses, traveling, and reading books. She is the published author of The Crown of Bones and A Sea of Pearls & Leaves, both of which are fairy tale retellings. Rosalyn is also the host of #NovelBuilding, a daily Twitter question with monthly themes for fellow writers to connect. When Rosalyn isn’t writing or reading, you can find her playing dress up with her two princesses or exploring the woods for wildflowers.
A Sea of Pearls and Leaves is a beautiful, action packed retelling with magical sea elements, merciful gods and mythical creatures. I really loved the usage of the myth of the doppelgänger, it’s such a fascinating myth and felt like it fit well in the story. The representation of the love between Ingrid and Lili, and how they handled the fact that Ingrid has to marry in order to become Queen some day, was full of soul, lust and truly deep. Their relationship definitely made the competition for Ingrid’s hand a sticky situation. In all the characters were very well written, and were purposeful to the plot. I enjoyed the use of religion and beliefs, and how diverse it was among the people of Norella Isle and surrounding countries. This was a one sitting read for me, and one that I definitely will revisit for a reread when I find myself stuck in a slump or just missing Ingrid, Lili and Soren.
Hello, and Happy Friday book fam! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week so far, and are excited for the weekend. I’m grateful to be bringing you my stop on the blog tour event for Ten Years of Darkness by Kristen M. Chambers & Viktor Strangewayes, the prequel to their Vaal’Bara Historical Society series. Thank you so much to Storytellers on Tour for inviting me to join this tour, and Kristen M. Chambers for sending me a physcial copy of this book. Make sure to check out my Instagram @booksnbites13 Today for my post there.
I had a lot of fun reading Ten Years of Darkness, and it was my first book of the Vaal’Bara Historical Society series so it was a fun peek into the quirky characters and crazy story that extends through multiple universes. Make sure to take a few minutes and go to the other stops on the tour, as we’ll each have something different to share. 🙂
Ten Years of Darkness by Kristen M. Chambers and Viktor H. Strangewayes Series: Vaal’bara Historical Society (#0) Published: October 27, 2020 Genre: Dark Fantasy, Magical Realism, Contemporary Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy Age Group: New Adult, Adult Pages: 417 (Print Length)
Kristen Chambers was just an average girl.
Kristen tossed her pencil down. “Great, now they’ll think this is another angsty teenage vampire novel.” She rose and left the room, returning shortly thereafter with a blackened, crooked quill pen. Silently she cradled it in her hands for a moment before sitting down. In truth, she hated to use it. Its nib was distorted, and it left splotches of oily black on whatever it touched. But her hesitation went beyond the physical, bringing forth a sense of regret and guilt. Yet she knew the quill remained a part of her, even after its power had long been expended.
Pressing the instrument to the page, she started again.
Laurence, by his own admission, was a failure. An aspiring magician by trade, he had spent his days attempting to recreate something he knew in his heart must exist, but for some reason did not. His life was miserable, and he knew he would never amount to anything. In that regard, Kristen and Laurence had something in common, even though they had never met – or so they thought. Together, they both stood on the face of a coin, forever tumbling through time, unable to gain their bearings, always ignorant of what existed on the other side.
However, after the appearance of a dangerous stranger, their lives began to change, and many things that once seemed impossible, quite suddenly became all too real. Before long, powerful artifacts were being hunted down, demons had clashed with plague-bearing bats, and the remnants of races long since buried had crawled up to the surface. Their lives had taken a turn in a direction neither could have predicted, and one they were certainly not prepared for.
With potential horrors looming on the horizon, and access to Magical resources having been intentionally obstructed, many questions still remain: Have they chosen to support the right factions? Are their goals worth more than those they are fighting against? And worst of all, have they gone through this entire process before?
From the group who founded the Vaal’bara Historical Society, Ten Years of Darkness takes place in an unsettling time before many events transpired, yet is simultaneously affected by their outcome. It follows characters both new and familiar, bringing as yet untold details to light while also exploring others from a unique perspective. Those seeking to learn the true mission of the Society may very well choose to start here, while other heroes who have already traveled the timeways at their side will find many clues to further their journey as they look toward the future.
Kristen Chambers was born in Omaha, NE in 1990, and lived a fairly ordinary life as far as she was concerned. An avid reader from a young age, she dreamed of diving into the pages of her favorite books and escaping into a world of adventure far more exciting than her own boring existence. Little did she know, such a fate had already been decided for her…
Her life guided by an unusual series of events, she eventually found herself thrust into the adventure she had always wished for, though she quickly realized it was nothing like she had imagined as a child. The veil was lifted, and she soon discovered a world of Magic, demons and dark forces beyond her comprehension. She was led to Chicago in 2011, where she would eventually meet, among others, Viktor Strangewayes. Though she didn’t know it at the time, he would become her greatest ally in the years to come.
In the year 2020, with Viktor at her side, she helped to found the Vaal’bara Historical Society, an organization dedicated to unearthing the long-forgotten truth of humanity’s Magical past. By telling her own story, and experiencing countless others through the use of the Temploscope, she hopes to guide humanity toward a better future, and prevent the terrible fate that awaits them.
I really enjoyed the SFF mix, with multiple realities and time travel. I found the chain of events to be a little confusing, but I’m sure that if I had read the other books it would have made more sense. The characters were entertaining, but I especially loved Kristen, Carmen and Aurie!! Aurie had me cracking up with her love of cheeseburgers, which made me have to get one. This was a very entertaining novel, prequel to the rest of the Vaal’Bara Historical Society novels. I definitely look forward to reading the rest of the series, I’m entirely invested now! The causes of large spread illness among humans was a brilliant creation, and the ending had me in absolute belly laughs! Clever!!! (No spoilers here!) I highly recommend to anyone who’s read Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, or Duckett & Dyer: Dicks for Hire by G.M. Nair as they all share the multiple universe theory.
Well, Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a fabulous Friday and weekend, and check this book series out if you are a fan of scifi-fantasy. Before you go, take a minute to enter the giveaway for a free copy of the book!
Hello, I’m back!! You’re getting a two-fer Today, you lucky ducks. I’m super excited to be a party of the cover reveal party for Chaos and Destiny : Fae Rising #2 by Miranda Lyn. I had the pleasure of meeting Miranda on Instagram through my engagement group, and have quickly come to consider her a bookish friend. Miranda is the sweetest, and is so fun to talk to as I read her books. So a bigggg THANK YOU to Miranda for inviting me to be a part of this process and read the books before they are released. I am so loving in sharing your journey with you, and can’t wait for book 3!!
Today we are celebrating the Cover Reveal for Chaos and Destiny, which is the sequel to Blood and Honor : Fae Rising #1 by Miranda Lyn. Y’all, this cover is GORGEOUS!! I mean, every cover of this serious is stunning so far. This book is now available for pre-order on Barnes and Noble OR Amazon, in e-book, paperback and Hardcover.
If you haven’t read, or heard of this series then I highly recommend picking up the first book, Blood and Honor. Here’s the blurb!
In the land of fae, you’re either the hunter or the hunted.
Ara, a high fae in the Court of Marsh, was trained since birth to kill. When it comes down to it, can she sever the tendrils of her morality and do it? After being taken prisoner by the sea queen, she manages an escape riddled with questions, only to arrive home to absolute heartbreak. Discovering everything she knew to be a lie, she sets out on a dangerous journey to learn the truth of her upbringing. But when the hunters begin to come for her, she realizes she isn’t the only one that will need her lethal skills.
Meanwhile, Temir, a lesser fae in the vicious Court of Wind, hates no one more than himself. Gifted with the magic of healing and therefore protected from the prejudices befallen the rest of the lesser fae, he is smothered beneath the firm hand of the northern king. But when he makes a discovery that could change the world, he must decide, produce the serum and convince the one he is falling in love with to run away with him and his beloved mentor or let fear suppress him into defeat.
One high fae. One lesser fae. One goal. Find a way to fight back.
For fans of adventure, battle toughened fae, budding romance, and glory-destined heroines comes the first novel in the Fae Rising trilogy. If you enjoy authors like Holly Black and Sarah J Maas, you won’t want to miss the beginning of this thrilling adventure.
Thank you so much for stopping by for the Cover Reveal!! I hope this is a book series that interests you, I promise you won’t be disappointed!! If you’re on Instagram please stop by my page @booksnbites13 and Miranda’s page @authormirandalyn Tomorrow and give some love! 🙂
Hello, hello again friends! Congrats on making it to Thursday aka Friday Eve. Today I am bringing you my stop on the book tour for Rise of One by Dixon Reuel. Thank you so much to everyone at StoryTellers on Tour, and to Dixon Reuell, for providing me with a free eBook copy of Rise of One, and allowing me to be part of this amazing tour! I am so excited to share info and my review for this book with y’all, and don’t hesitate to go check out the other tour stops, as each of us will have some amazing content to share! Dates: January 31st–February 6th Schedule Link: https://www.storytellersontour.online/2020/12/30/tour-schedule-rise-of-one-by-dixon-reuel/
Rise of One by Dixon Reuel Series: Blood Brute (#1) Published: December 15, 2020 Genre: Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic/Occult Fantasy Age Group: Adult Pages: 353 (Print Length)
Irish award-winning poet, Eve Power writes as Dixon Reuel and is the author of the Post-Apocalyptic Paranormal series, Blood Brute.
Dixon lives in Dublin, Ireland and holds a First in History & Early Irish Studies and another First in Creative Writing. She is a lifelong nerd and devoted hobbyist of cosplay, video games, and other surely worthwhile pursuits.Dixon cannot stand monkeys or phone calls, and to receive a phone call from King Kong would definitely be her greatest fear.
Ready to Meet Your Next Favorite Dark Fantasy, Horror Series? Then Keep Reading!
“We have to be very careful, as those who age so slowly, not to fight upon past battlefields. In that, and maybe only in that, are we superior. To hold a grudge for a human lifespan, that is one thing. To hold a grudge throughout the whole of our lives, that would be an unlivable, untenable existence. So, we do not fight on past battlefields. We air our grievances as plainly as possible. We found, after centuries, we could live no other way.”
— Salter, The Chronicler
As zombies roamed, the earth went quiet. It is as if every critter knew that the only way to stay safe was to lay silent.
Rise and his coven were running out of fresh blood to feed on. With only one human – albeit pampered beyond belief – at their disposal, there wasn’t enough food to go around. He must find other human survivors if they want to avoid succumbing to the blackness of oblivion.
When the human survivors he rescued were infiltrated by Warwolves, an ancient order of vampire hunters, Rise soon realizes the danger he brought upon his kind. With the full intent to survive, Rise must purge all threats to his vampire race.
The world, although decimated, is ripe for rule. If he wished to set history on a new path, he must triumph — starting with the rise of one individual.
Will Rise triumph?
Will he fall victim to the brain-dead that abound?
Or will the Warwolves succeed in finally ridding the earth of his kind?
Find out for yourself in “Rise of One”.
“Rise of One” is the first installment of the Blood Brute Series by Irish award-winning and best-selling writer Dixon Reuel.
In this gripping page-turner, readers will:
– Come alive as every twist and turn take you on a brand new path towards a damned world filled with famished vampires and ruthless zombies
– Yearn for more as Rise and his coven fight for the survival of their kind — whatever it takes
– And so much more!
Wow, sounds amazing right? I don’t know about you, but I am a huge sucker for horror and dark fantasy stories about paranormal beings such as vampires or zombies. Never would I have imagined such an amazing story that includes both beings!! This book grabbed me hook, line, and sinker.
Here’s my review!!
My Review –
What an utterly fantastic paranormal Post-Apocalyptic story, containing both Vampires and Zombies as the main species. From the very first chapter I was dazzled by Dixon Reuel’s beautiful writing, and intriguing carefully crafted characters. I simply could not put this book down!!
As we begin, we find out that the human race is dwindling. Rise and his coven of vampires are safe in their compound, or so they thought. We follow Rise as he ventures outside of their compound in search of survivors we discover more about the current state of the world and who the leading factions are. With the threat of an ancient enemy growing ever closer, the WarWolves, Rise makes decisions for his coven that bring us an exciting and edge of your seat story.
Will Rise guarantee the safety and survival of his coven, or will the zombies and WarWolves take over and destroy their existence? Guess you’ll have to read Rise of One and find out for yourself!
Thanks for checking out my stop on the tour. I hope this book sounds as exciting to you as it did to me, I promise it won’t disappoint you! It’s one of my first five star reads of 2021. Before you go, please take a minute and enter the giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 5 ebook copies of Rise of One!!
Hey there everyone!!! Gosh, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted anything other than a blog tour post. I have been seriously slacking, which I feel was the theme for 2020. I’m trying to post more in 2021 and share what I’m reading, so here we go!!
Shout out and big Thank You to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK for approving me for an eARC of Mr. Right Across the Street by Kathryn Freeman. This was every bit a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book for me! The strength of Mia, our main character, was so relatable and amazing. I felt her struggles and desires every bit as if they were my own, as I also am a single young women of similar age just wanting to be independent and enjoy life by myself. Mia quickly realizes after only a short amount of time in her new apartment, that a very attractive man across the street works out shirtless at 10am every morning! Woohooo!! Show time!!! As you can imagine, the story takes off from there.
This was such a heartwarming, cutesy but not over the top, romantic comedy. I loved the themes of someone’s past overshadowing first impressions, and shaping how someone perceives themselves. I also really enjoyed the presence of what a true relationship means, staying and working through the tough times. “I can’t promise I won’t get pissed, but I can promise I won’t turn and run.” I laughed, I gushed, I plotted against the women who made me angry, and most importantly I LOVED this book. Definitely recommend for fans of Christina Lauren.
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