Once Upon a Kiss by Carina Rose
𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐲𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐅𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 (𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟒 𝐢𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬) 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟔𝐭𝐡.
Author: Andie M Long
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Cover artist: Tammy Clarke at The Graphics Shed
When TV presenter Harley has an emergency, Roman rushes to her rescue. As she finds out the truth— that she’s half-angel—Harley takes a break from her career to come to terms with her new reality.
As her past unravels, satyr Roman realises he must also face his own—the family who rejected him for his differences.
Can Harley and Roman help each other to accept their true selves? And as they grow ever closer … can love win when one of you has wings and the other has horns?
𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐭?
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐇𝐞𝐱 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝑽𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒂𝒉
𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅
𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐲 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐬 (𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟐) 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒁𝒂𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒖𝒃𝒖𝒔
𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅
𝐖𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐘𝐨𝐮 (𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟑) 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝑹𝒆𝒙 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒍𝒇 𝒅𝒓𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒓
About Andie M Long:
Andie M. Long is author of the popular Supernatural Dating Agency series amongst many others.
She lives in Sheffield with her son and long-suffering partner.
When not being partner, mother, writer, or book editor, she can usually be found on Facebook or walking her whippet, Bella.
Book Review – Blossom In Winter by Melanie Martins.
I thought this was a fantastic dark, romance read… in the beginning. However, I felt it inconsistent and slow. The characters needed more development and so did the story, in my opinion. It’s classed as a romantic thriller so I was waiting for something to happen with maybe her best friend Emma, seeing as she liked to torture a boy or 2, but no. Or maybe there’d be some stand-off between her and Alex (the love interest) for Petra’s affections as it’s later revealed Emma seems to have feelings for her, but no. Instead, apart from at the beginning, Emma’s scenes are fleeting. I don’t even understand why Petra was best friends with her as she was a horrible person!
I couldn’t quite believe the relationship between Petra and Alex Van Dieren or that her dad came around to the idea of Petra dating and ultimately getting engaged to his best friend. The relationship just progressed too quickly!
It surprised me to find out quite late on in the book that Alex was a dom. Although it was hinted at that he had a dark sexual side and had a fetish/kink quite early on in the book, the author didn’t go into any detail until he mentioned about the girls that he had dom/sub relationships with. And this was only mentioned in passing in his narrative, it wasn’t a big revelation.
“If I recall properly, only my former subs used to beg me to f*ck their asses. Wow. I tremble at the thought that Petra might actually want to become one.” Page 388
That is well over half way through the story. There IS a contract drawn up but this is in relation to their relationship and the media (he’s a wall street businessman in his 40s, she’s just turned 18). Hmm I do wonder what a person living the sub/dom lifestyle would think to this book…
He never actually discusses this dom/sub lifestyle with her so he just comes across as controlling. Especially with him giving her rules such as not leaving the table without his permission and having to change into a nightgown when she does so. But also when he forces her to have sex with no warning at all just so he can selfishly get his rocks off! She had absolutely no idea what’s going on and is so confused and upset by it. Later, out of nowhere, Petra’s personality then changes and she goes on to be the dominatrix when she next sees him. I mean, I get her thought process, she wants to beat him at his own game and prove she’s not gonna be walked over BUT this isn’t explained. It’s just as though she’s turned into someone else. She’s also portrayed as naive yet mature but they don’t really go hand in hand and it was shocking to see her go from virgin to wanting to explore everything sexual within weeks of losing her virginity! Now, I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t wanna try anal so soon after having sex for the first time!
In the end I just really struggled with this book. The dialogue was cringey at time’s, especially during the sex scenes when Petra would say, “Ahhh…” instead of the author simply stating that she groaned/moaned. I was expecting more thriller alongside the romance but it left a lot to be desired and a lot of unanswered scenes and questions! Scenes which could have lead the book into a thriller but didn’t really take off. The sub genre is more taboo (age-gap plus he’s her godfather who brought her up like she was his own) than anything else.
this book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review
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Torment (Bad Inc. #1)
Angel Devlin and Tracy Lorraine
ADD TO YOUR TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50353663-torment
Sexy as sin.
Deacon King is the devil and I’m unknowingly about to be his latest dance partner.
I’m captivated the second he arrives to do my interview. He’s the dangerous kind of sexy that women should run from. Little do I know, the simple promotional spread for the new reality show I’m starring in is about to become the beginning of a living nightmare.
We are connected in a way I never could have imagined and he’s set on making me pay for a life I had no control over.
Everyone thinks I’m a Park Lane Princess, but there’s much more to me than meets the eye, and I will not cower down to Mr. King no matter how hard he tries to break me.
Welcome to B.A.D. Inc. where our glossy pages only hide the dark and dirty world that turns beneath. If you like your alphas brooding and sexy then you’re in the right place. Grab your next hot read and immerse yourself in this addictive and suspenseful series now.
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Meet the Authors
Angel Devlin is the alter-ego of paranormal, rom com, and suspense writer, Andie M. Long. Check out Angel for stories of heart and heat.
She lives in Sheffield with her partner, son, and a gorgeous whippet called Bella.
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Tracy Lorraine is a British contemporary romance author. Tracy lives in a cute Cotswold village with her husband, daughter and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.