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Monday, May 30, 2016

Blog Tour - Divergent Bloodline by T. J. Shaw | Spreading the Word & ARC e-Book Giveaway

Today I'm showing off T. J. Shaw's "Divergent Bloodline," which is her LATEST novel!!

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"Divergent Bloodline"
by T. J. Shaw

Author's Book Description :
    While tracking down a killer, clues lead homicide detective, Viviane Taylor to suspect, Julian DeMatteo. From the get-go, DeMatteo unsettles and irritates her. He's a force she has never encountered, someone who excites her even though he’s forbidden. Her instincts warn that he’s hiding something and she is determined to uncover those secrets.

    As king of the vampires, Julian DeMatteo protects the immortal clans. So, when the beautiful, bullheaded cop embroils herself within his world, he must choose between the woman who reminds him of the humanity he’s lost or his loyalty to his people.

    As confusing emotions awaken inside her, Viviane can either accept her fate as the one chosen to save the immortal race or lose her soul to darkness. With Julian’s help, she fights an evil that would rip her apart in order to forge a new future with the homicide suspect who’s stolen her heart.

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About the Author :

As a child, TJ thrived in the Arizona desert. By the age of five she was riding horses through cotton fields and by eleven bought her first motorcycle, a Honda 125cc dirt bike. Growing up with teachers as parents meant traveling during the summer. Hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, climbing pyramids, surviving earthquakes, and flying in hot air balloons were just some of her adventures. An avid day dreamer, she would lose herself in mystical worlds and far off places limited only by her imagination.

After choosing an academic scholarship over an athletic basketball scholarship, she graduated law school and accepted a position as a Deputy County Attorney. However, prosecuting felony crimes was not as exciting as she hoped, so she traded in her briefcase and the courtroom for a Glock and patrol car. She worked the road as a police officer for five years and now tells officers what to do as a policy writer for a police department.

TJ writes from her heart by incorporating her dreams and experiences to create strong, passionate characters who must overcome personal flaws to survive against the challenges of traversing through magical realms, undiscovered planets, and apocalyptic catastrophes.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Caller of Light

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2015 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016

Book Excerpt(s) :

She stared into liquid copper eyes that displayed concern and devotion for her. She would have welcomed Julian’s presence if she’d only been in a bad accident, but she just experienced something far worse than a car crash. His kind caused her great pain.

His kind? How could he not be human? He looked human, had human characteristics—a warm body, beating heart, breathtaking smile. Most of all, she reacted to his touch with such longing that he had to be human. He was her chocolate. His voice reverberated in her mind and whispered in her dreams. He saw her deepest secrets and still wanted her. Yet, he wasn’t human?


“She’s a mortal female, nothing else.”

Finian opened his hands and spread his arms wide in an all-encompassing gesture. “I have lived a long, long time and have seen many things—impossible things. No simple mortal would have such an acute influence on you.”

Finian gripped his shoulder with bone-crushing strength. “The question is whether you can control your desire?”

He suppressed the urge to laugh. They were miles apart, yet her scent saturated his pores as if she’d marked him. With his beast hungering for its mate, Finian had no idea the enormous energy he exerted just to stay away from her.

Hell, he didn’t even understand why his demon chose her. But after six centuries of sleepwalking through life, this human female had just strong-armed her way into his office and jolted him awake as if she’d slammed her fist through his chest. Now that his eyes were open, he saw only her in brilliant, vivid color. So, how could he spend time with such a woman and not embrace her? A gentle shake drew his attention back to his advisor.

“Julian, you must not turn her. Can you do it? Can you control your urges until we figure out what she is?”


All three men glanced up to find an irate female standing on the staircase landing. A few resilient rays from the evening sun streamed through the windows, setting Viviane’s hair on fire and her eyes ablaze. Julian sucked in a ragged breath at the sight of her. Easing up the steps, his heart adjusted to her accelerated, erratic pace. Using their tenuous bond for the first time, he harnessed her rapid beats and slowed them to match his steady rhythm. Her anger and fear hummed along their bond with powerful intensity. Only her threatening glare kept him from hauling her to his chest.

“I won’t become Beaudeax,” she repeated, her voice vibrating with conviction. “You must promise me, Julian.” She closed the gap between them and cradled his face with her hands. Tears rimmed her eyes, but didn’t fall. “Promise me that our child will not become part of Eddie’s clan.”

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Idolizing In: Emerald City Shifters Series, Book 3

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 2312 KB | Release Date: April 10, 2016 | Publisher: Amourisa Press | Obtained: Amazon

"Bear's Secret Baby" [Emerald City Shifters Series, Book 3] by Kit Fawkes (aka Kit Tunstall, Kit Kyndall, Lilly LaRue, Kristianna Sawyer, Aurelia Skye, T. K. Reilley, R. E. Saxton, & Desdemona St. Claire)

Author's Book Description : Shayla adopted her niece at birth when her sister turned her back on the baby without a real explanation, besides the “strangeness” of the father’s people. Aislinn is ill, and the doctors have given up hope, so she takes the girl to Bear Island, where her father and his people live, praying for a miracle. She finds truths she isn’t ready to face among a clan of bear-shifters. In Kade, she finds an angry bear denied the knowledge of his daughter’s existence. There is more beneath the anger, and when he looks at her, she knows he feels the pull between them too. Their attraction is as impossible as it is irresistible, but they must work together when an outside force tries to remove the baby from both of them.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! Shayla is looking for a way to save her (few week old) niece, Aislinn, and she’s at her wits end. The doctors have all basically given up on her, so now Shayla decides to take Aislinn to Aislinn’s father in hopes he’ll have an idea in how to help. Yet in doing so opens up more questions than answers. Will they be able to trust each other enough to overcome Aislinn’s problem and become a family of sorts? Or will outside forces tear their family apart even more?

With this being a short story/novella, I really liked how its setup and flow was written. It has an intriguing premise too that made me feel that for it being a paranormal romance it was plausible in its execution. In addition, it didn’t hurt that with its feisty characters I was entertained the whole way through.

While I didn’t find Shayla and Kade to have an immediate connection, I liked how their irritation grew into a soft respect and into something more. The reason behind them being mates was reasonable and definitely, a unique take on that type of situation. Also, I enjoyed their interaction with Aislinn and most of the scenes she was involved in (baby love).

This novella might be set in a series but it is stand-alone enough that you don’t have to be worried about being lost. I recommend it to anyone looking for a quick spicy paranormal romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Bearly Breathing (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Polar Bond (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Bear's Secret Baby (Book 3)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : One Night With A Bear (Book 4)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Fighting For Her Bear (Book 5)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Emerald City Shifters Series

Author's Novel Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
“What’s so funny?”
She shook her head, waiting until her urge to giggle had passed before she spoke. “You’re just so sweet and adorable. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting.”
He quirked a brow. “What were you expecting?”
She shrugged. “I don’t know. I guess sharp teeth, long claws, and perhaps some slobbering.”
Kade’s chest puffed out. “I’ll have you know I never slobber, woman.”
She giggled again, unable to fight back the giddiness sweeping through her. ~ within Chapter 4
She seemed reluctant, but she stopped arguing. “I guess you’re right.”
He winked at her. “I’m always right. It’s good that you’re realizing that now.” ~ within Chapter 6

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Made the Grade: The Love Bird Series, Book 5

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 3016 KB | Release Date: March 17, 2015 | Publisher: esKape Press | Obtained: Amazon

"His Lady Peregrine" [The Love Bird Series, Book 5] by Ruth J. Hartman

Author's Book Description : Percy Radcliff has gone mad. At least that’s what his family thinks. Simply because he adores birds to distraction. If only there were someone with whom he could share his great love. Perhaps he’s found her in the woman he happened upon at the Bird Sanctuary?

Widow Georgiana Ollerton has finally met her match. In love and in admiration for everything avian. Percy, though odd, has a sensual quality Georgiana can’t quite explain but definitely wants to explore further.

The problem is Percy has once again gotten himself into a pickle. How is he to romance his lovely Georgiana when another woman believes him to be her long-lost husband? Will Percy be able to disentangle himself from the other woman before he loses Georgiana for good?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, two bird lovers meet under unique circumstances and quickly fall for one another. However, an acquaintance of Percy’s has set her sights on him too and will go to great links to snare him as her own gentleman whether Percy likes it or not. Will she succeed or will the two “love birds” find happiness together?

This is the first time I’ve read a novel where the main couple were older than forty years old and really enjoyed it. Well written with intriguing characters. It has a sweet romance between a quirky pair. Along with a truly conniving woman trying to keep Percy all for herself, while I really didn’t like her as a character, I have to say her ingenuity was undeniable. In addition, though I like Percy with Georgiana and was rooting for them the whole way through, I found Percy’s naiveté over falling for the other woman’s scheme a little disappointing. I guess I wish he could have stood up for himself a bit more than this novel shows.

Nevertheless, I DO recommend this novel to those looking for a fun, and bird, loving sweet historical romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Love Birds of Regent's Park (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Unwanted Earl (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Courtship for Cecilia (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Maid for Romance (Book 4)

Kobo (e-Book) USD : His Lady Peregrine (Book 5)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Lady Peregrine (Book 5)
His Lady Peregrine
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : His Lady Peregrine (Book 5)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Love Bird Series

Amazon (Paperbacks) USD : The Love Bird Series
Kobo (e-Book) USD : Love Birds: The Complete Collection

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Love Birds: The Complete Collection

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters :

Book Teaser(s) :
“People have no sense.”
“People are the worst. Some of them, even my own relations, think I’m mad simply because I happen to have such a strong affinity for birds. Can you imagine being talked about in such a way?” He raised both eyebrows. More than you could ever know. ~ within Chapter 1

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Made the Grade: Dante’s Circle Series, Book 7

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 3951 KB | Release Date: May 10, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Prowled Darkness" [Dante’s Circle Series, Book 7] by Carrie Ann Ryan

Author's Book Description : Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

Eliana Sawyer’s life was rocked from its foundation twice in as many years. She risked her heart and had it shattered into a thousand pieces when Malik left her with no warning. While she’d normally raise her chin and ignore the pain, she can’t forget what he gave her before he disappeared from her life.

Malik Ward is a prince amongst the lion shifters and knows that one day he will have to take a mate. Only, his people can never mate with humans. Under the mistaken impression that Eliana was only human, he forced himself to leave before they’d crossed a line and he broke his vow to his people. Now that he knows the truth about Eliana, however, it will take more than groveling to win back the one woman fated to be his.

While Eliana and Malik embark on a new sensuous path that might lead to disaster, the realms aren’t ready to allow the final lightning-struck human to be enveloped into their fold. The couple will have to combat those plotting against them, as well as the broken promises and heated emotions they share.

Warning: Contains a Leo with a bite that’s worse than his roar, a woman with one last chance at the life she’s always dreamt of, a flame that could extinguish with the wrong sacrifice, and the final journey in the bestselling Dante’s Circle series.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars!! This is the FINAL novel from Ms. Ryan’s Dante's Circle Series. Here we follow Eliana and Malik as they come to terms with their future, find out more about Eliana’s true self, and take on the reins of parenthood while Malik takes on his new role of leader of his pride. However, not everyone is in favor of Malik ruling over them and will stop at nothing to take him down. What will Eliana have to do to keep her new family together forever? Will the sacrifice be worth it?

This novel was very cute! Yet, while I appreciated the updates that happened for all of Eliana’s friends/family at the beginning and end of this novel, I found the first 30% of this novel hard to read through. I found it difficult mostly because, while I liked Eliana and Malik together as a couple, they come back together in a rushed and kind of unrealistic way. It was hard to appreciate their struggle and joining, as I would have liked. Though once mated I found the plot to become more fast-paced and entertaining.

Together their attraction and chemistry are undeniable. What threw me off in the beginning with Malik was just as Eliana states in Chapter 3 ::
The king of the freaking jungle was an asshole.
Nevertheless, once they overcome that, they become a powerfully protective duo that will do whatever it takes to keep their family together. I loved the scenes based around their child. So heartwarming!

I HIGHLY recommend this novel and series to those who are fans of Ms. Ryan and/or looking for a unique paranormal romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Dust of My Wings (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Her Warriors' Three Wishes (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : An Unlucky Moon (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Choice (Book 3.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Tangled Innocence (Book 4) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Fierce Enchantment (Book 5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : An Immortal’s Song (Book 6)

Alibris (Paperback) USD : Prowled Darkness (Book 7)
Prowled Darkness
BAM! / (Paperback) USD : Prowled Darkness (Book 7)
Kobo (e-Book) USD : Prowled Darkness (Book 7)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Prowled Darkness (Book 7)

Amazon (Paperback) USD : Prowled Darkness (Book 7)

Amazon (Audible) USD : Prowled Darkness (Book 7)
Prowled Darkness (Dante's Circle, #7)
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Prowled Darkness (Book 7)
Prowled Darkness
Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : Prowled Darkness (Book 7)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Dante’s Circle Series

Amazon (Paperbacks) USD : Dante’s Circle Series

Kobo (e-Book) USD : Dante’s Circle Series
Kobo (e-Book) USD : Dante's Circle Box Set (Books 1-3)
Alibris (Paperback) USD / CAD / GBP : Dante's Circle Box Set (Books 1-3)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Dante's Circle Box Set (Books 1-3)

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2012

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : I want a Werewolf Husband - March 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2 | Book 4 | Book 6

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : A Taste For a Mate | Trinity Bound

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesdays: An Alpha’s Path | Teaser Tuesdays: A Taste for a Mate | Teaser Tuesdays: Trinity Bound | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Blog Tour - Prowled Darkness by Carrie Ann Ryan | Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Swag Pack Giveaways

Author's Novel Extras : Prowled Darkness - Overview & Excerpt | Prowled Darkness Chapter 1 Reveal

Author's Series Extras : Dante's Circle Series - Overview & Character Profiles | Pinterest: Dante's Circle Series | Dust of My Wings - Overview & Excerpt | Her Warriors’ Three Wishes - Overview & Excerpt | An Unlucky Moon - Overview & Excerpt | Ever After/His Choice - Overview & Excerpt | Tangled Innocence - Overview & Excerpt | An Immortal’s Song - Overview & Excerpt | Pinterest: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Pinterest: Tangled Innocence

Thank you for a wonderful release day for An Immortal's Song yesterday!

An Immortal's Song is the 6th book in the Dante...

Posted by National Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Author's Book Trailer(s) :

Book Teaser(s) :
There may still be a chance that she'd find her mate, but it didn't mean fate would align for her perfectly. She was single and pregnant, so clearly fate had fucked with her already. ~ within Chapter 1

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Second Sentence Saturday: Caged Magic

SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Caged Magic" [Wing Slayer Hunters Series, Book 5] by Jennifer Lyon (aka Jennifer Apodaca) - [Amazon Book Link]

Damned cut on his forehead bled like a son of a bitch.

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