Book Review: ‘Getting Gold’ by Xavier Neal

Title: Getting Gold (The Draak Legacy Book 2)

Published: 24th February 2022

Author: Xavier Neal


Twitter: @xavierneal87



Fate hates me.

How else would you explain getting fired, kidnapped, and nearly killed by elves – which shouldn’t even exist – in less than twelve hours?

And the apology this magical force gives me for constantly ruining my life?

Mating me to an ancient dragon.

An ancient dragon whose suave ways have me constantly torn between wanting to kiss him and kick him right where the scales don’t shine.

And to top it all off – because clearly that wasn’t enough – we have to rescue some poor kidnapped flamingo like we’re reenacting a James Bond movie.


Any chance this is all some low-budget horror movie I don’t remember being cast for?


Well, all things considered, it’d be dumb not to at least ask.


Another dragon shifter romance to get hooked on within a few pages. Laughed so much through this one with the antics that A.D. and Ana get up too. A theme is forming with how the Draak men find their mates and what follows shortly after. You know with kidnapping them (or in A.D.s case Matenapping) to keep them safe from the dangers of Elves. Ones he was fighting before crashing into Ana’s life late one evening.

Ana can hold her own though with the skill set taught by her family so A.D. needs to take notice. Something Gold – his dragon – doesn’t always see as something he wants to follow as his mind is simply: mate, protect, mark. Now Ana’s family were really fun to get to know. Especially when they meet the first one to babysit Ana’s niece, a few secrets revealed that day. Loved the family get together at the carnival too, great interactions with all of them.

So the Elves are still the main cause of problems with the Draak family, and that of all supernaturals. Experiments are being done on subjects to find weakness and to use those skills with attacking others to what end we do not know yet. With danger high these dragons want to keep their mates as close as possible. Loved how A.D. really wasn’t interested in having a mate at all right up until he met Ana. A few hours in her presence and he is hooked on her and her tiny toes, which soon turns into her nickname, his being peanut butter. Thought it was then quite funny that he wanted to nest with socks for fear her tiny toes might get cold. The fates have chosen someone for him that is like looking in a mirror personality wise and also snacking wise – Ana’s being M&Ms and A.D.s strange fruit and veg.

Chemistry was good between them but it was the banter that clicked most with them being on the same wavelength. I liked his tell for whenever he was thinking about her – that being his eyes sparkling gold. Fated mates aside they, and the rest of his family, still have trouble brewing with what the secret agency is up to. Danger is always close so they need to keep their heads to try and figure out the bigger picture. Which I’m sure will be revealed more in the next book.

Good to have the characters from the first still making an appearance. The Draak family is only going to get bigger by the looks of it – Ptur I think you should prepare yourself for fate to drop your mate off into your lap soon. Now his personality shift will be interesting to explore with how he has always had to hold himself to a higher standard as head of the family and overall protector. Can’t wait to get stuck into his story next and find out what makes him tick.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from Candi Kane PR for my honest review.

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Release Blitz: ‘The Wrong Pitch’ by Brittany Taylor

The Wrong Pitch by Brittany Taylor is now live!


I couldn’t possibly have been more wrong the night I’d tackled Hunter Moore to the ground in the middle of the night.

To be fair, the street was pitch-black, the wheel to my suitcase had popped off, and I found myself face to face with a stranger charging at me.

My instincts had kicked in, and instead, I’d landed him straight on his back with my knee pressed to his chest. Turns out, the stranger I’d tackled to the ground was my brother’s roommate… which meant he was also mine.

With my dreams coming to a screeching halt, I was left with no other choice than to move in with my brother and his roommates.

Hunter Moore was star pitcher for the Northeast Rebels. Although I’d found his incessant talk of baseball obnoxious, I couldn’t help but relate to how deep his passion ran. Even if our dreams were completely different.

With a shared bathroom and a single wall between our bedrooms, we couldn’t resist pushing the boundaries.

Potent green eyes.
Perfectly sculpted muscle.
I was inevitably drawn in.

But the closer we became, the more I learned just how dedicated Hunter was to his dream, no matter the cost.
Only I was unaware, he’d already traded mine for his.

The Wrong Pitch is a spicy roommates, enemies to lovers college sports romance. It is a complete standalone.

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Brittany is a New Adult, Contemporary romance author best known for writing steamy, heart-clenching love stories, pulling out all the feels. She resides in Maine with her two sons and husband. She loves reading and writing spicy romances and is a Starbucks addict.
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Book Review: ‘Ensnared by Innocence’ by Larissa Lyons

Title: Ensnared by Innocence (Roaring Rogues Regency Shifters Book 1)

Published: 15th August 2021

Publisher: Literary Madness

Author: Larissa Lyons




A Regency lord battles his inner beast while helping an innocent miss, never dreaming how he’ll come to care for the chit—nor how being near his world will deliver danger right to her doorstep.

If Darcy possessed a roaring libido and grappled with feline curses…

Lady Francine Montfort may have led a sheltered life till her parents’ untimely demise but that doesn’t mean she’s ignorant. Neither is she blind to the conniving ways of her persistent aunt, who’s determined to marry Francine off for her own selfish gain. Forced to drastic measures to avoid the wretched woman’s scheming, Francine concocts her own masterful plan.

She might need to beg a favor from Lord Blakely—the sinfully alluring marquis who inspires all manner of illicit thoughts—but she’s determined to help him as well. To ease those mysterious, haunting secrets that torment him so…

When Lady Francine, the epitome of innocence, requests he pose as her betrothed, Blakely knows he should handily refuse. He’s baffled when unfamiliar, protective urges make themselves known, tempting him to agree while danger stalks ever closer.

Alas, it’s fast approaching the season when Blakely loses all control. Either Francine satisfies his sexual appetites or he’ll be forced to reveal his beastly side. And that will never do. Not now that he’s come to care for the intrepid miss.

Note to Readers: This love story between two people contains a lot of sizzle, including one partial ménage scene that gets rather…growly.


Lions are the king of the jungle, let’s see what these cursed shifter men can do in London. A simple bargain to gain her independence, a fake betrothal until her inheritance can be claimed, that turns into something more when Francine sees a way to get something else she has longed for after her first encounter with the delectable Lord Erasmus Blakeley.

Chemistry between them is enough to cut a knife through. Banter and general at ease they find with each other is interesting. Neither was expecting to feel anything other than the physical but the more time they spend together the quicker true feelings come to light. Just a little problem with keeping secrets that could cause trouble. That and the fact a murderer is on the loose and Erasmus feels it’s his duty to figure it out.

She wanted her freedom and he wanted to stay apart from the perils of putting someone he could care about at risk of danger. Seems pushing away the one you want to protect doesn’t work when they are your salvation to making you whole. Needing the other to complete their souls and tame the beast.

Bargain with benefits to sate both their desires. Seems one clear way to tame this beast is with sex. Once the beast is sated the man can return to his senses to claim his woman instead of telling her to leave. When you are in pain the one that loves you will not leave until they know you are better. Doing whatever it takes to get you back to the man she loves. When I say whatever well … Hello to his brother! The introduction of the brother was interesting to show how the curse affects all if one holds back but a little in your face with the position Francine is put in – quite literally I might add! Very hot, maybe not needed for their story but I guess as a way to set up for his.

Her aunt is just awful, needs to be taken down a peg or two for what she put Francine through. Glad her cousin came around again. Her story would be interesting to follow. Also Adam seems to have an interesting back story as well.

Spin on the classic regency story with a bit of a paranormal shifter twist. Did keep me hooked to see how things would play out. Interested in seeing where the story goes on from here. More to tell I am sure.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Release Blitz: ‘Rouge’ by Greer Rivers

Rouge by Greer Rivers is now live! 

𝐀 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫.

The Garde values four ideals: The Truth we twist. The Beauty we flaunt. The Freedom we grant. The Power we take. 
I believed their lies until Lacey O’Shea.
She’s the only daughter of the Garde’s leading family, and she was meant to be mine. But her father stole her from me to sell to another. 
So I stole her back. 
But there’s more to the conspiracy that kept us apart, and we have to keep our relationship secret from her former fiancé, the Baron, to find the truth.
He wants to lock his diamond away, but she’s a bird desperate to flee her gilded cage. 
I’ll fight the Baron, the Garde, and the whole damn world to free her. 

𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗘 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻-𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗟𝗮𝘀 𝗩𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗟𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀. 𝗚𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗛𝗘𝗔.

Author’s Note: This is not a retelling. The Tattered Curtain series transforms classic tragic plays, such as 𝘙𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘑𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘵, 𝘓𝘢 𝘋𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘶𝘹 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘦́𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘴, and 𝘖𝘳𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘌𝘶𝘳𝘺𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦, into dark and twisty HEAs. All CWs/TWs can be found in the front of the book, the author’s website, or on Goodreads. Mature readers only.

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Greer Rivers is a former crime fighter in a suit, but now happily leaves that to her characters as a romance author! A born and raised Carolinian, Greer says “y’all”, the occasional “bless your heart” (when necessary), and feels comfortable using legal jargon in everyday life.

Greer adores strong, sassy heroines and steamy second chances. She hopes to give readers an escape from the craziness of life and a safe place to feel too much. She’d LOVE to hear from you anytime! Except the morning. She hates mornings.


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Book Review: ‘Deal with a Demon’ by Fae Owens

Title: Deal with a Demon (Sin City Supernaturals Book 1)

Published: 18th July 2021

Author: Fae Owens


Twitter: @faeowens17


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—except when you try to kill a demon king.

After years as the Demon King’s pawn, Zeke is out for blood. He can’t let his boss live, not if he wants to be free. He needs a plan. A way out. And when he catches a succubus burglarizing his patch, he knows just how to get it.

Delilah doesn’t know what’s scarier—her sexy new roommate or being roped into taking down the King of Las Vegas, but she can’t back out. Not while her family is depending on her.

But Zeke is keeping secrets, and she can’t tell if he’s trying to get in her head or her pants. She’s got one trick left—her magic. If she plays her cards right, she’ll have him wrapped around her little finger.

Temptation is a dangerous game, and if it backfires, everyone she loves will be caught in the crossfire.

Deal with a Demon is the first book in a paranormal romance series. It ends in a HFN, but the series ends in a HEA.


This book totally consumed me while reading. Rainy day chilling with friends each doing are own thing and I completely zoned out of everything other than this book. Talk about hooking you in to one hell of an interesting story with fantastic characters. Demons in Vegas where seduction and sin go hand in hand it would seem.

Delilah is first on the scene trying to find a way to get herself and her friends into Vegas without being flagged up as people to watch. You need a pass if you’re a demon and that costs money. Luckily she has a knack for getting men to do her bidding willingly and seducing a card out of some drunk on her succubus vibes man is almost too easy. The too easy part coming to a stop when she gets caught shortly after by the Devil’s pawn Zeke, who you think would want to protect his boss, but not everything is as it first looks. Seems Zeke has been biding his time to find a way to escape the clutches of the Devil and sees a way to do just that with Delilah and her friends. They want a way into Vegas and a place to stay undetected and Zeke is only too willing to help if they do a favour for him in return. Help him kill the Devil.

The place to stay turns out to be his along with a few rooms in apartments below, guess who gets stuck with him. A certain succubus who is having a hard time taming her magic when it comes to being around Zeke. The chemistry is crazy between them and no matter how hard they try to fight it there is only so much they can both take before the games and teasing are too much and lines get blurred. They might need to keep a clear head for the battle that is soon to follow but with time to kill before they do temptation is just too strong to deny.

Do they really think they can out smart the Devil and his other henchmen. Seems something demons have always been told is that they are evil and have no choice in the matter but what if they did? Would that change how they act? Questions needs answers and the Devil needs taking out but can love play a part in bringing everything to a head?

Intriguing characters that draw you into a crazy world in Vegas where it seems anything goes – nothing new there – with the devil in charge to cause chaos with everything he touches. Has he been lying about his power, how he came to rule, and how they came to be. That is something Delilah and her friends are trying to find out. Loved all of her friends, such great characters with interesting personalities and gifts with what they are. This group is bound by something strong and looks like they could be getting a new member if they play their cards right in regards to the Devil. Bigger plans are at play and this is only the start of more to come.

5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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