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Book Review – The Cult of Eden by Bill Halpin.

Blurb:

“Newlywed Will Battese finds himself homesick and overwhelmed after following his ambitious wife, Shannon, to New York City. When a surprise pregnancy shreds their already meager budget, Will drops out of college and settles for work at a low-end diner. There, a small act of kindness draws the attention of Victor Degas, a man with an unsettling presence and deformed eyes. Unbeknownst to Will, Degas belongs to an ancient, sophisticated cult known as the Edens and believes Will to be the key to gaining otherworldly power. As the sun sets on Good Friday, Degas orchestrates a home invasion in which Will and his baby boy, Gideon, are kidnapped, leaving Shannon to join forces with an unreliable agent from the Roman Catholic Church. While Will struggles to save other innocents from the Eden parish below the city, Shannon discovers that the cult plans to use her family for an unimaginable demonic ritual, and that the Vatican may let it happen. With no one to trust but themselves, Shannon and Will must fight not only to survive, but to keep their humanity intact. THE CULT OF EDEN is the first volume in The Unrisen saga.”

Review:

If you’re looking for a creepy-assed horror read then look no further! Welcome to The Cult of Eden! A spine tingling, chilling tale of good versus evil! This had me on the edge of my seat and definitely grossed out at times. One thing I notice about male authors, when it comes to horrors and thrillers, is that they are way more brutal and bloodily descriptive than female authors. Which, for me, is what I want in a horror story so this was perfect, although I was a little unsettled by a couple of scenes – no spoilers here.

I loved the way the chapters in this book were set out like the bible; such a unique touch. It is also told from several persons perspectives and is set in two different places. Halpin knows how to weave his magic throughout the story, always keeping you engaged, really making you feel for the characters and hating certain other characters. Degas is certainly a piece of evil work! Though he was evil, I actually loved his character! The Edens are an interesting cult which I’m so intrigued to know more about and the history surrounding them. Especially how a person could do the evil things they did. The ending had me NEEDING to read the next book to find out what happens! I need to know! A brilliant debut by Bill Halpin that you all must read!

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Book Cover Reveal – Once Upon A Wish-mas by Laura Barnard.




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Once Upon a Wish-Mas

by Laura Barnard

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Synopsis
Ruby Campbell isn’t daunted at the prospect of working as a Nanny for the notorious Barclay Rothchester. She’s warned he’s a strict control freak, but she’s sure she can soften him up.

Barclay Rothchester lost his wife three years ago. Of course he’s never going to find someone to replace her role, the one she did so perfectly. He’s sure its not going to be hippy dippy Ruby with her sass and rebellious ways.

Ruby is determined to give his daughters the Christmas they deserve. Now if only she can tolerate their father long enough to make that happen.

Are they both willing to put their stubborn pride aside, or will they risk losing the one gift that can’t be wrapped: each other.



Meet the Author

Amazon Best Seller Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or ‘chick lit’ as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio. 
She enjoys wearing yoga pants and reading fitness magazines while sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. She’s a real fan of the power nap, loves setting her friends up together and of course READING! 

She writes not to get rich or famous, but because she LOVES writing. Even if one person tells her they enjoyed her book it makes the midnight typing worth it!

Book Cover Reveal – Waking Up In Vegas by Natasha Preston.



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Waking Up In Vegas by Natasha Preston
The One Series – Book One  
Release Date: December 6th 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Cover Design by LJ Stock at LJ Designs



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Blurb:


There are bad hangovers, then there’s waking up married to your brother’s idiot friend.


On the trip of a lifetime, a drunken Wren and intoxicated Brody stumble upon a wedding ceremony and decide to tag along for the ride. But being spectators isn’t quite wild enough when you’ve got tequila in your toes, and before either of them can stop what they’re about to do, “We now pronounce you husband and wife.” 


Once sober and home, the incompatible newlyweds try everything within their power to end their pantomime marriage. Unfortunately for them, the promise and vows they made to spend their life together now aren’t as easy to break as they’d once hoped. 


Especially not when Brody starts to have a change of heart.



Excerpt: 


My head feels like someone is splitting my skull with a crowbar. Fucking tequila.


I groan and roll onto my side. I don’t even remember getting back to my room. Pushing myself up, I try to focus my eyes.


I’m in my room, but I’m not alone.


My head drops to the human body beside me.


Wren.


I’m naked and there is no way she’s not.


We slept together.


What the hell have I done?


There is no official rule, but I know I shouldn’t be in bed with her. Our families are close, one of my best friends is her brother.


I groan again and that’s when the events of last night come flooding back.


My heart stills.


We didn’t…


The licence. The chapel. The fucking tequila. “We got married,” I whisper in horror.



Another Excerpt:


We leave the coffee shop and head towards the brash strip. I kind of want to go home, but a marriage will follow me back to England.


“I’m not going out tonight,” he tells me.


“Look how well that turned out last night.”


“Seriously, Wren, I can’t leave you.”


“That’s exactly what you need to do or they’re going to get suspicious.”


Clearing his throat, he runs his hand through his hair. “Felicity already is.”


My heart beats faster. “What’s she said?”


“She’s noticed a few things.”


“What things?”


“Flirting, looks, I don’t know.”


Looks. As in him looking at me?


I want to slap away the elation I feel at that thought. It’s plain ridiculous.


I can’t start fancying my husband.




About Natasha Preston:


UK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She discovered her love of writing when she stumbled across an amateur writing site and uploaded her first story and hasn’t looked back since.


Natasha is the Author of…
THE SILENCE SERIES
Silence
Broken Silence
Players, Bumps and Cocktail Sausages
Silent Night
THE CHANCE SERIES
Second Chance
Our Chance
STAND-ALONES
Save Me
With the Band
Reliving Fate
Lie To Me
After The End
YOUNG ADULT THRILLERS
The Cellar
Awake
The Cabin
You Will Be Mine
The Lost


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Book Release Tour – Misadventures At City Hall by Victoria Blue.



Misadventures at City Hall by Victoria Blue



Genre: Contemporary Romance 



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Synopsis
Go-getter Skye Delaney’s sights are set on the office of LA City Manager, but when her path is blocked by a cloud of corruption at the Mayor’s office, she is forced to reevaluate her ambitious goals. A seat on the City Council is the next logical step, but as they say, politics makes for strange bedfellows. Fellows like Kyle Armstrong.
Kyle barges into Skye’s life without warning and has her yearning for more. But when she discovers he’s running for the same City Council seat she is, Skye is faced with some big decisions.
Does she give up on her political dreams for a man? Or is Kyle the man to make all her dreams come true?
*****
Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.


Meet The Author


Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. 
Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what’s next!

Book Release Tour – Cocky Playboy by Sloane Howell and Alex Wolf.

Cocky Playboy by Sloane Howell & Alex Wolf

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Synopsis


He’s a bastard in Burberry.

Decker Collins knows how to do one thing—win.

When his billion-dollar law practice moves to merge with a firm out of Dallas, she shows up to oversee the transition.

Tate Reynolds—the vixen in Versace.

She’s whip-smart, sassy, and gorgeous. Oh, and she doesn’t take any of Decker’s sh*t.

With the merger hanging in the balance, they go to war with each other.

There’s only one problem. This war isn’t just about business.

Because when they’re not butting heads…

They’re banging headboards.

Meet The Authors


Alex hails from the Midwest and currently resides in New Orleans.

He enjoys writing steamy romance but more importantly he enjoys the “research” required to produce the steamy scenes. If you like filthy-mouthed, possessive alpha heroes and steamy romance, then he’s the author for you!

Sloane Howell lives in the Midwest United States and writes all kinds of stories. 
A former college baseball player turned author, when not reading or writing, he enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports, traveling, and engaging his readers on social media. You can almost always catch him goofing off on Facebook or Twitter, and trying to convince Mrs. Howell that it is “work.”
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Book Review – Dream You by Saniya S. Kohari.

Dream You is told from the POV of Khwaab, the protagonist, and Ryan, her love interest. It was very clear how much in love they were with one another but were too afraid to say so. For the most part this is quite an easy read but the grammatical/spelling errors grated on me. I also had a bit of confusion when I came to the dream sequences because I didn’t always realise that Khwaab or Ryan were dreaming. For me, there was no spark to this story; nothing to keep me gripped in its claws despite it being easy enough to follow. There was no connection with the characters or their surroundings. The story was just… so, so which is a shame because the premise was promising; a forbidden love between cousins – although Ryan was actually adopted, not a blood relative. I found Khwaab to be quite immature and rude at times. This extract for example:

‘She gave me my room number but said I can’t go in there yet. Rather I should go after a few hours when the previous student leaves it for good. Can you believe it? She actually accused me of coming early!

So I also replied tartly, “Sorry I couldn’t tell the pilot to fly slowly or take halts. Nor could I have had somehow reached right in time when that student left, because I don’t know why but I didn’t get the dream about the freaking timings and plans of your so called ex-student’s going away. And you see England isn’t just a few blocks from here, for me to come walking according to your whims and fancies!”’

I just don’t get her attitude here. She would also have outbursts that didn’t make sense and there were scenes where Ryan would be talking to an imaginary Khwaab that just came across as weird and creepy.

For me, there was no substance and the story was lacking in detail. It was poorly edited and the structure needed improving. I felt like I was reading a first draft of a story. It’s such a shame because I really think this could have been amazing had it been edited and tweaks made.

The ending left us on a cliff hanger which came out of nowhere! Like, literally, nowhere! It just didn’t make sense within the story. Now, had Khwaab been shocked by the news, it would have made more sense, but she wasn’t. Or even if she had dropped the bombshell on Ryan herself as opposed to the reader finding out from her father, that would have made more sense. But no. I’m just left feeling really confused by this. Unfortunately, the book only gets 2 stars from me.

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Blurb:

There are bad hangovers, then there’s waking up married to your brother’s idiot friend.

On the trip of a lifetime, a drunken Wren and intoxicated Brody stumble upon a wedding ceremony and decide to tag along for the ride. But being spectators isn’t quite wild enough when you’ve got tequila in your toes, and before either of them can stop what they’re about to do, “We now pronounce you husband and wife.” 

Once sober and home, the incompatible newlyweds try everything within their power to end their pantomime marriage. Unfortunately for them, the promise and vows they made to spend their life together now aren’t as easy to break as they’d once hoped. 

Especially not when Brody starts to have a change of heart.

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Book Review – Her Best Friend’s Brother by M. B. Feeney.

Blurb:

Six years ago, Lucy Duncan and Jenson Phillips shared a moment on the beach. For years she had a crush on him, but hid it behind a mask of hating him, then… nothing. Now, they’re about to go on a three-thousand mile road trip together to his sister’s, Lucy’s best friend, wedding; the sister who knows nothing about their ‘history’.

If Lucy’s boyfriend Matthew had been able to make the trip with her, she wouldn’t have had to put up with Jenson’s arrogance and secretive phone calls. If Matthew didn’t always put his career before Lucy herself, then maybe she wouldn’t be reliving that one night with astounding clarity while being trapped in an old car with Jenson, the one guy she’d never truly forgotten.

Her Best Friend’s Brother is a second chance romance that will leave you wanting more.

Book Review.

A sweet second chance romance about a longtime crush, love in denial and a road trip that would rekindle their feelings and change their lives forever! I really enjoyed reading this. There were funny parts, parts that had me frustrated with both Lucy and Jenson, and there certainly were some very steamy parts! It was a fantastic read and would be perfect to read on holiday too! M. B. Feeney is a great writer who really sucks you into the story and her characters!

Release Blitz Tour – Cherry Beats by Vicki James.



Cherry Beats 


A rockstar romance 


by Vicki James


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Synopsis


Bon Jovi.

Bryan Adams.

Presley West.

My favourite men of music.

Only one of them within reach.

The night before Presley West was due to leave our small town of Hollings Hill, all of my high school fantasies came to life. He finally wanted me. Eight years I’d spent pining, and now I, bar-tending Tessa Lisbon, was going to make damn sure I made that night count before the music industry stole him. 

Never screw your idols. That’s what they say, right? Well, I did, and I did it well. So well, I somehow managed to screw my own heart in the process. 

He gave me one night to convince him to stay. In the end, I begged him to go. 

Forever. 

But that’s the thing about rock stars: they do what they want, when they want, and forever didn’t end up being as long as I expected.

Presley was back, and with his face, voice, and music now everywhere I turned, I officially had nowhere left to run.

Meet Vicki James

Vicki James is a pseudonym for Victoria L. James, taking her stories from heavy angst to heavy romance and bad boys you can’t help but fall in love with. She is, however, one and the same person so feel free to follow her on any of her platforms, be it Vicki James or Victoria L. James. Most importantly, enjoy the stories she tells, no matter what name she releases under.

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My review:

I feel like Cherry Beats was written just for me. Like it’s some kind of fan fic I’d never got around to writing about Bon Jovi – even though it’s not about Bon Jovi – that Vicki had plucked out of my head. *happy sigh* And sorry, I mean, Bon “Fucking” Jovi as they’re so rightly called in the I novel. My, my, they will forevermore be known as that, now. This book just speaks to my soul!

“His voice lasers straight through our panties and plants itself over the g-spot we try to keep hidden, and then Rhett Ryan just keeps touching and touching and touching us until we explode.” – When you realise this is the perfect analogy of how Jon Bon Jovi’s singing makes you feel!

This book made my heart sing! It also broke it, too, and then made it soar again! It was beautiful! It was brilliant! It was everything my rock chick self could have asked for in a rockstar romance! Tessa, aka Cherry, had sass and wit! She was the coolest protagonist! Presley, her love interest, made me weak at the knees! Devilishly hot, unwaveringly confident and dripping with charm, with a pure heart that just wanted to be loved! Ahhh he was so dreamy! I couldn’t help but imagine him as Jon Bon Jovi, ya know, if he’d been the drummer.

I loved all references throughout the novel to bands and singers such as: Bon Jovi (obviously), Bryan Adams, Mötley Crüe and AC/DC – to name a few. Oh, and the king himself, Elvis Presley! There is also a killer playlist on Spotify to go along with this book that I listened to throughout and it made it even more special!

If you love a steamy rockstar romance then this one’s for you! This is one of the best books I’ve read this year! And Vicki James, aka Victoria L James, is right up there at the top with my fave authors!


Book Review – Playing For Keeps by A. M. Williams.

This is the first book I’ve read in the Boys of Summer series (it’s book 3 but works fine as a stand alone) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the amazing chemistry between Emerson and Alvarez. I also loved that neither were perfect which created issues in their relationship (even before it began!) that they had to work through to get to that happy ending that we all love. This was really well written and you see the story from both Emerson and Alvarez’s points of view. The book really pulls you in to the characters feelings and their lives, making you really feel for them or want to throw a book and inwardly groan at them when they’ve put their foot in their mouth or made a dumb choice! It’s a must-read for lovers of sports romances, particularly if you love baseball!

Playing For Keeps is available to buy from Amazon UK and Amazon US. Grab your copy today!

Note: This book was an ARC gifted in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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