Category Archives: Interesting Reads

Meghan Quinn – Dear Life

Dear Life follows the lives of four characters whose lives turned in a direction they never expected. Daisy is the sheltered one, while Carter wears a chip on his shoulder. Jace makes a choice which is one of the hardest decisions he must wrestle with, and Hallyn has her fairytale ripped from beneath her. Megan Quinn brilliantly tells this tale of fate, love, sacrifice, and rebirth with a conviction that moves the soul. She leaves her audience thinking about how many are given a new lease on life and how many are left behind. Quinn brought tears and empathy as well as happiness and joy to these flawed survivors.

Quinn takes the plunge into writing this novel through several lenses. First, a four character POV. Then she weaves in letters and texts to enrich the depth of the sobering themes. Overall, Quinn explores the ups and downs and creates a beautiful tribute for this thing we call life. I waited to read this one as I knew the emotional rollercoaster of the words Quinn penned between the covers. This will definitely be a re-read as it moved me in ways I never expected!

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Blurb:

Dear Life,

It’s New Years Eve and time for a resolution. Time for decision and self-discovery. After all, isn’t that what starting over, in a new year, is all about? Forgiveness. Clean slates? Finding beauty in heartbreak and pain, and finding yourself along the way?

We hope so.

Because we’ve immersed in the anonymously published Dear Life program, designed to help us step outside of our comfort zones and start anew. Forced to face obstacles and relinquish our demons we’ll come together–or fall apart– to prove our existence:

Hollyn: The perpetually hurt
Daisy: The sheltered and naïve
Jace: The athlete with a heart of gold
Carter: The bitter and pained dreamer

Win big or lose it all, we’re at a crossroads in our lives; four strangers meeting in the middle. Do we have what it takes to use this one chance and start over? Or will we fall apart

Michaelson Plays Another Dangerous Game!

The Vampyre Romance continues with Dangerous Game. Michaelson provides a slow expositionary novella in book one, The One. In book two, Dangerous Game, he picks up the pace as Zahir combs the continents in search of Adriel, Sebastian, and Sienna.  Michaelson digs deeper into the realm of vampyres, witches, and the ethereal natures of the PNR genre. His ability lies in character development and strong connections within the setting. He paints the picture of old lore with modern-day attributes and combines the centuries of history with flawless transition and beauty.

Michaelson’s versatility among the subgenres of romance continues entertaining his audience. He pens each word of Dangerous Game in the PNR world just as easily as he blotted the paper for contemporary romance, non-fiction romance, and erotica. The PNR series floats back to styles of Shelley in Frankenstein and Stokers, Dracula. All in all the series is shaping up and I can’t wait to see what taboos and debauchery among the vamps and witches Michaelson will unfold next in this series.

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A Vampyre Romance: Book Two
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*❈°Blurb
After the shock discovery of Adriel’s true nature, Sebastián and Sienna whisk her away to Venice in the hope of tracking down Millicent Balanza.

A powerful witch in her own right, Millicent, is a direct descendent of Sienna, and Adriel’s only hope.

Wary of her own gifts, Millicent has retreated from the real world and lives a solitary existence. She hasn’t spoken to another living soul for many years, but this could change as she senses Sienna’s presence.

Will Millicent reveal herself to Sienna?

Is she powerful enough to protect Adriel?

Only time will tell.

Back in London, leader of the vampires, Zahir, is on the hunt for Sebastián and Sienna, hell bent on making them answer for their crimes.

Following the death of Lucy, Zahir will leave no stone unturned until he finds out why she was murdered by Sebastián, and why Sienna conspired to cover up the crime.

Desperate for answers, he tracks down Adriel’s ex-lover, Benjamin, who has been compelled by Sebastián to forget the events of the last few days.

Now, only Benjamin’s blood will reveal the truth.

Will Zahir discover what Adriel is?

What will the discovery mean for them all?

A Vampyre Romance: Book One – The One

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Lauren Rowe Rocks the Morgan Saga!

Dax Morgan leaps onto the music scene with his band 22 Goats. The youngest of the Morgan crew finally steps on the stage and collides with his ultimate muse, Violet Rhodes. The two find all the fuel, lighting the flame between them, but timing and circumstances block their path to easy street.

Lauren Rowe continues filling in all the missing pieces of the Morgan family and truly rocks Dax Morgan to his core. Rowe weaves in the usual humor of the Morgans and the pained realities of how love wraps itself around one’s soul. The road to love is never easy and Rowe paints the pros and cons of hitting it big in the entertainment arena with all its glitter and glory along with its gluttony and wrath. The way Rowe seamlessly weaves in the Morgan family, and their entourage of sidekicks, is a brilliant display of talent and hard work as she captures within the entirety of the series. Rockstar is sweet with a cherry on top and the perfect HEA!

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Blurb:

It was lyrics at first sight when I saw Violet Rhodes across that crowded party. She was lights and darks, swirled together. Music in motion. And all of it while looking like a hitwoman at an Elvis convention.

I had nothing to offer the intriguing girl but a one-night stand. I figured I’d revel in my last night of anonymity before my first tour and shoot her a quick “We’ll always have L.A.!” goodbye the next morning.

But nothing went according to plan.

In one night, Violet crawled under my skin and into my bloodstream. She tattooed her name across my chest and between my legs. She became my muse. And then she was gone.
Now, months later, here she is again. And in a twist I never saw coming, it turns out Violet is ultra-violet radiation. Beautiful, ethereal light bringing with her the promise of damage and destruction.

My brain tells me to walk away from this girl, but my heart can’t stop feeling like she might be one of a kind . . . the sort of girl who comes along once in a violet moon.

ROCKSTAR is a standalone romance, the love story of Dax Morgan and the electrifying woman who rocked his world during his journey to worldwide rock superstardom

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Joshua Edward Smith—Singularity

 

Joshua Edward Smith continues dazzling his audience with his newest work, Singularity. The plot hits too close to home with its topic nailing the tainted financial institutions and the 21st-century era of hacking and empty currencies corrupting the stock market. Smith’s ability diving deep into a topic shows as he dissects the idea of cryptocurrency and explores the dark side of greed and deception as his cast characters hack away at the financial system. Even for those who do not dabble in the marketplace, Smith provides plenty of explanation and exploration of this explosive topic. Singularity adds one more notch carved out in Smith’s wide repertoire of works.

 

Release Date: May 14, 2019

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Blurb:

Eileen is a smart, successful Millennial with a great career, a best friend, and an exciting new love interest. Yet nothing in her idyllic life is as it seems: her love interest has a devastating secret; her friend’s life is imploding; her job may be triggering a global financial crisis. As everything unravels, can a small group of friends change the course of the world economy?

Fast-paced, suspenseful, and sophisticated, Singularity paints an intimate portrait of the evolution of deep friendships on a canvas woven from cryptography, blockchain, quantum physics, law, and finance.

 

LJ Shen: The Master of Brilliantly Flawed Characters

LJ Shen began the journey of the Hot Holes with Defy. A little novella which introduced us all to Jaime Followhill and his wicked ways of seducing Melody Greene into his bed and forcing her to face her dreams. Now, Shen is back to introduce Daria Followhill; the beautiful offspring with the devious mini-me characteristics of her father and his fellow All Saints High Hot Holes. Daria wants the angel on her shoulder to shine brighter, but the devil in red simmers behind her pupils and forces her hand when her firsts are promised to Penn Scully long before she understands how to handle the demons of puberty and jealousy inside.

Shen’s artistry with the written word and ability to deflower a plot and deliver it to maturity brings out this brilliantly flawed new age romance. Shen takes the ugly secrets of high school rivalries, clicks, and torment to a new level. The emotions run high as Shen unfolds these fragile characters, wrapping the reader between the inked words, the angst of reliving high school horrors, and the beauty of growing past all the ugly sides of puberty into amazing adults. Reckless is a wonderful addition to the Hot Hole family and a must read!

 

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 Teacher-student romance
 Taboo
 Angsty
 Perfect length (novella)
 The prequel to the Sinners of Saint series!

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From USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an intense, high school enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist.

Penn

They say revenge is a dish best served cold.
I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart was completely iced.
I took her first kiss.
She took the only thing I loved.
I was poor.
She was rich.
The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.
Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.
Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.
Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.
There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.
Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.

Daria

Everyone loves a good old unapologetic punk.
But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.
The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.
In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.
Four years ago, he asked me to save all my firsts for him.
Now he lives across the hall, and I want nothing more than to be his last everything.
His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.
Now? Now he is making me pay.

Luna Lopez hits her stride!

 

Where do I begin with Luna Lopez’s upcoming release? She tackles multiple heavy topics like growth and maturity, forbidden love, owning one’s sexuality, and walking into unexpected relationships. She manages measuring all the right ingredients together and mixing in the proper amounts of sexy, snarky, and suspense creating a multifaceted work based on complex themes which blew my socks off.

I sliced off a taste of the raw dough for this piece, thinking the masterpiece swirled around the idea of a student-teacher taboo prose piece. Where My Heart Lies digs deeper into the final baked good Lopez delivered. The rich ingredients mold together into a savory blend of goodness including mending broken hearts, dissolving a marriage—which is not done through falling out of love but rather recognizing types of love—and strengthening a strained relationship. She cleverly mixes in a scorned ex-lover and a fresh look at a misjudged relationship. Then, Lopez set her words to the proper temperature of sexy time and sprinkled it in areas with enough spice to pull out all the emotions from anger, fear, and guilt to hope, love and laughter. This bakes into a well thought out treat from page one to the end.

Her characters develop in a rich, batter of connection through growth and maturity. The themes dive deep into the richness of discovering what one seeks out of a life lived to its fullest. She truly hit the baker’s dozen of novels with Where the Heart Lies and is a must-read.

WHERE MY HEART LIES
by Luna Lopez – Author

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Releasing on 27th April 2019.
Available on eBook & Paperback

Blurb

Willow Olivia Walker is a newly single Cambridge University student heading home for the summer holidays, following a bitter split with her controlling and manipulative ex-girlfriend, Kristina.

Initially dismayed to discover her eccentric parents have hired the beautiful Georgia as a live-in nanny for her two younger sisters, she treads carefully, but slowly, a friendship blossoms that has the potential to bloom into something special.

Discovered in flagrante by her over-bearing mother, Willow packs her bags and returns to Cambridge, intent on spending the remainder of the summer months preparing for the academic year ahead.

A chance encounter between Willow and barely separated university professor, Francesca Marten, is the start of a friendship that extends beyond the confines of student and teacher.

In Francesca, Willow finds a lover who knows what she wants, but for Francesca, Willow is the epitome of the young, carefree girl she left behind twenty years before.

As Willow and Francesca’s friendship blossoms, danger lurks around the corner, as somebody is watching their every move, intent on revenge for what they perceive as the ultimate betrayal.

Together, Willow, Francesca, and a host of others dig deeper to find the tormenter threatening to derail their future paths.

Bio Author Luna Lopez

My name is Luna Lopez, and I’m from the South West of England.

I am a single mother of five children that keep me busy and leave little time for anything else.

Following years of false starts, I released my debut short story First Kiss in January 2019 and have finally finished my debut novel, Where My Heart Lies, which will be available on 27th April 2019.

I am so excited about stepping into this world of writing and hope you enjoy my work.

LUNA x

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Luna Lopez Delivers all the Feels in Her Debut!

Kira and Yasmeen’s story is one of so many who aren’t sure how to express themselves in a world still founded on customs, rituals, and old world views. They navigate the waters with heartfelt determination despite the unknown.

Luna Lopez debuts this F/F novel with tremendous strength and fortitude on a subject which still raises the hairs of the traditional and resonates with the new. She develops the plot through sound characterization and strength in theme. She brings on all the feels and there won’t be a dry in the house by the last drying ink penned by Lopez. She’s an author worth keeping your eye on in the future.

First Kiss By Luna Lopez 
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💋Blurb
Kara and Yasmeen have been best friends since high school.

Now in their early twenties, they’re as radically different to one another in personality as they’re always been.

Both have overcome the loss of their respective mothers, in albeit different circumstances which helped cement the bond between them.

Kara is a working class, out and proud lesbian, while Yasmeen is a spoiled, yet dutiful middle-class Muslim on the verge of an arranged marriage.

Realising Kara is the girl for her, Yasmeen is hell-bent on living the life she wants, even if that means going against her father’s wishes.

Kara doesn’t need a declaration of love and is happy to remain on the sidelines, but Yasmeen will do whatever it takes to be with the one she loves.

 

Holland’s Poems Touch the Human Condition and More!

 

Rev. Rebecca Holland reaches new heights with love, life, regret, and more in her first publication Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. She allows her poems to sing the song to the unsung heroes in family, feminism, and faith. Through the gift of diverse poetic style, she shows the growth she made along her path as a woman held in her youth by cultural constraints as well as genetic ones. The best part of her penned ink is it weaves in her savior but does not push her beliefs onto others, but allows for the freedoms of belief we all carry upon our own shoulders. A quick beautiful read entwined with the human condition and the perfect savior for the artist behind the words.

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The world never expected much from Rebecca, but God had other plans.

Marked as different from an early age by her visual disability and her ethnic features, Rebecca was once told by a teacher in her small hometown that she would never go to college.

After enduring years of abuse, Rebecca almost gave up on herself; however, God had other plans. God gave Rebecca a new life and an unexpected new identity as a preacher in her beloved United Methodist Church. Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse, gives the reader a glimpse of the world the way the author sees it. This brief chapbook includes poems from her first five years in ministry as she worked toward ordination, fell in love with her congregation, and eventually found her own, “happily ever after.”

An earnest statement of faith in the midst of struggle, this collection invites you to take a look at the world from an entirely new perspective.

About the author: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland (M.Div. & B.S. English Ed) is the pastor at Christ Community United Methodist Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Rebecca is particularly passionate about spreading the love of God to those who have been traditionally marginalized by society. She writes about ministry, the church, literature, and her life as a young female clergywoman of color with a visual disability on her blog at http://www.beckiewrites.com

The profits earned from this collection will be donated to Christ Community United Methodist Church.

Michaelson Finishes His Invitations with a Splash!

Zane Michelson has a knack for twisting the plot and leaving you waiting for the next release. However, each sweet taste of mystery and thrill is laced with a bit of bittersweetness which makes it well worth the read. The By Invitation Only Series follows the lives of Cammie, Zander, and Jensen through a cat and mouse style chess game. It’s filled with deceit, in the most solicitous of ways, denial, with regards to fallen trust, and of course, it wouldn’t be complete without betrayal at the cost of unconditional love. Michaelson creates the trifecta in Cammie, Zander, and Jensen with just the right amount of sex, thrill, and suspense mixed in ingredients.

By Invitation Only – The Series by Zane Michaelson

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Cammie: By Invitation Only – Book One

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Cammie Childs is a dynamic career woman on the brink of divorce.

During a successful business trip to London, she falls into bed with the enigmatic, but egotistical, Zander Shaw.

After a night of wild and passionate sex, they go their separate ways.

For Cammie, their time together meant nothing and was just another part of her sexual reawakening.

Days later, Jensen, a drop-dead gorgeous chauffer, turns up at Cammie’s door with an offer she may not be able to refuse.

Instantly attracted to Jensen, and wanting to see him again, she accepts the mysterious invitation, but who is playing a game with her, and does she have any hope of winning?

Zander: By Invitation Only: Book Two

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Zander Shaw is a handsome, charming, yet egotistical businessman with the world at his feet.

Immune to the allure of the female sex, he lives by the motto, treat ’em mean, keep ’em keen.

That is until Camilla Childs walks into his life.

After a night of kinky and passionate sex, he decides she is the one.

Falling madly in lust, he whisks her away to the French Riviera.

The glamorous location and jet set lifestyle help to seal the deal, but she can’t get Jensen out of her mind.

Has she chosen the wrong guy?

Keeping her thoughts to herself, it isn’t long before Cammie realises he won’t let her get away so easily.

But little does Zander realise, a secret he considered buried is threatening to come forward and rock the foundations of his priviliged life to its very core.

Jensen: By Invitation Only: Book Three

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Jensen Shaw is as handsome and charming as his brother, Zander.Jensen Shaw is as handsome and charming as his brother, Zander.

Unfailingly kind and gentle, he lives his life working as a chauffeur for Zander, waiting for the day he can finally take his place in the family company.

Zander means everything to him–the only member of his family still alive.

But, with the arrival of Cammie into his brother’s life, Jensen is thinking the unthinkable–he wants her for himself. But if he continues along that path, he risks losing the one person that means more to him than anybody else.

Failing to keep his distance, Jensen is unaware he is being watched.

Somebody from his past is about to step into his present.

What will her reappearance mean for Jensen and Zander?

Will Cammie survive the fall-out?

The truth is about to be revealed.

 

Belle Brooks is Always Together!

Belle Brooks is the picture perfect jack of all trades author. She’s penned romantic heartbreak, soul-searching drama, psycho mind-bending thrillers, children’s self-esteem builders, and now young adult prose. She is willing to take that leap and put her best foot forward, which is a mighty fine set of shoes got working in her favor.

 

In her latest release, Miss Not Together, Brooks tackles the harsh realities of turning from girl to woman, innocence to maturity, and young love’s confusion into a sweet tale of growth and admiration for the human condition. In Hilary and Grayson she knocks out each end of the teen growth cycle. One paved in innocence and buried in her school to work to avoid growing up, while the other faces survival after tragedy and despair to keep his family going. Grayson is by no means the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, but circumstances leave him in a place where protecting what’s sacred for his family leaves him in a bind.

Hilary unravels through the leap from childhood to adulthood as she deals with her own feelings about her parents, her school, her peers, and her new frenemy relationship with Grayson. Brooks tackles these issues with a dash of humor, a splash of tears, and a pinch of realism which truly suits the genre. Bravo on a job well done with the YA genre and the issues which keep teens not so together!

 

Miss Not Together by Belle Brooks 

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📚Blurb📚
Meet Hilary Watts: pretty, straight A-student, teachers’ pet, goody two-shoes, totally has it all together—and has never been kissed, or even had a boyfriend for that matter.

Meet Grayson Dymicks: badarse persona, new guy in school, just moved in next door, volatile—and a total jerk.

When Hilary finds herself attracted to the very person she shouldn’t be, she never imagines all her well-placed Jenga blocks will come crashing down—or that her first ever kiss will be with a boy every girl in school wants for themselves.

Hilary’s life is turned upside down and she realises she’s not as put together as she thought. Instead, she’s as totally messed up as all the other teenage girls her age—but is this a romance destined for a happily ever after or a broken heart?

If you love Beth Reekles and John Green, then you will adore Miss Not Together!