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Book Review: ‘Sweet Sacrifice’ by L.D. Rose

Title: Sweet Sacrifice (The Soul Mate Tree Book 9)

Published: 28th December 2017

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Author: L.D. Rose

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Blurb:

Heaven is hell without her…

Former Navy SEAL Sebastian “Bash” Lockard died in Afghanistan after leaping on a grenade to save his comrades. Little did he know his act of heroism would grant him a ticket into Heaven’s elite army as one of the few and powerful Archangels. Struggling with his new existence, Bash still retains his human memories, leaving behind a wife he loves with all of his heart. Although he’s forbidden to see her, he can’t resist her lure, or the mortal desires he harbors for her.

As a young widow and nurse, Irene Lockard still mourns her husband two years after his untimely death. His absence is everywhere, and when her best friend weds, she hits an emotional rock bottom. As if summoned from the skies above, Sebastian appears before her, and they share an unforgettable night. But when he once again vanishes, she wonders if she’s truly gone mad with grief.

The only way Sebastian can remain with Irene is if he makes the ultimate sacrifice. But will she overcome her fear of losing him again to another war?

A standalone paranormal romance in The Soul Mate Tree Series.

 

Review:

Interesting paranormal fantasy angels vs. demons read that draws you into the new world they are creating. Or rather one that has been there but us humans just can’t see. Well not once we grow up a bit and lose that innocence look on things.

Soul mates lost to each other always seem to find a way back, just might take a little time and a change to what they are. Irene is still mourning the loss of her husband Bash who died two years ago in Afghanistan. Only thing is that he’s not completely gone. More like given a new role as an angel Arc to help fight a new war against monsters that go bump in the night. Once a soldier always a soldier it seems, both keeping him from the one who means the most. He is meant to keep his distance from Irene, for her good as well as his own, but fate plays a part in putting her back in his path again. One look and nothing will keep him away from her this time, no matter the cost.

When Irene sees Bash again she thinks she’s dreaming, or going completely crazy, but if she is she doesn’t care if she can keep him. Chemistry between them was off the charts. The need from being apart for so long was intense. Once touch and you could almost feel their pain from not touching all this time. Coming back to what they both see as home. She is definitely put through the ringer by Bash one way or the other as her mind feels like its breaking. She needs answers but when secrets are revealed and rules broken they cause consequences for Bash. What is he willing to lose to keep the one thing that means the most?

Interesting world created and fun characters throughout. Liked the interactions between Bash and Gabe on their demon hunting missions, brothers in arms who have each other’s back. Other Arc’s are not ones to get on the wrong side of so Bash needs to be careful of what he does. The tree stuff was a bit strange to follow with the rest of the story. Not sure if it links more with other books in series but with reading this as a standalone it just didn’t flow with the story at all.

Soul mates drawn back to each other but will the Powers that be pull them apart? Worth checking out if you like a little paranormal angels thrown in with romance and danger from demons, a mix worth exploring.

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: ‘Smoke, Vampires, & Mirrors’ by Dima Zales

 

Title: Smoke, Vampires, & Mirrors
Series: Sasha Urban #7
Author: Dima Zales
Publisher: Mozaika Publications
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2020

 

Blurb

The epic conclusion of Sasha Urban’s story

I found my family, I found my heart, I found myself.

But it’s not over.

No matter how many allies I have, there’s no escaping destiny.

The end of the world is coming, and I’m the only one who can stop it.

 

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Author Bio

Dima Zales is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in the software development industry in New York as both a programmer and an executive. From high-frequency trading software for big banks to mobile apps for popular magazines, Dima has done it all. In 2013, he left the software industry in order to concentrate on his writing career and moved to Palm Coast, Florida, where he currently resides.

 

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Release Blitz: ‘Trouble with Wolves’ by Danielle Annett

Title: Trouble with Wolves
Series: Bone & Magic #1
Author: Danielle Annett
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 10, 2020
Blurb

Shifters and humans don’t mix …

But Red isn’t like any human I’ve met before.

He doesn’t fear shifters, and for some reason he wants to help me forge peace between my Pack and the town.

Our relationship morphs from unlikely allies to … more. And the more I’m around Red, the more I crave him.

But none of that matters when fate steps in, and I find myself leading the Pack.
My Pack will never accept him.
The people of Lethbridge will never accept me.

And a relationship with a human is the last thing I need.

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Excerpt

In silence, Embry and I watched as the others moved to help their fallen friend.

“We have the element of surprise. We could—”

“No.” I cut off his comment. We weren’t savages and attacking the men wouldn’t solve our problems.

“Lindy, you’re being unreasonable.” Embry growled, a deep rumble in his chest that caused the humans to grow still and silent, their eyes now turned in our direction.

Shit. Shit. Shit.

“What was that?” one man called out.

“You all heard that growl, right?”

Several men nodded.

I flicked my gaze left then right, looking for our best means of escape. “Idiot,” I said, but Embry was no longer listening. He crouched low to the ground, his paws digging into the earth as he readied to strike.

“Don’t you dare.”

The humans all turned to one another, aware of our presence and uncertain of what to do. I crouched beside him, my body pressed up against his side. “Don’t do this.” I nudged Embry with my nose, urging him to retreat.

We could disappear deeper into the forest, leave the humans to their bidding. We’d already driven them off their intended course—away from the Den and our vulnerable. There was no need to remain now that the imminent risk had subsided.

The humans approached together, their eyes wary and their weapons raised. Two others shouldered their fallen man and slowly made their retreat.

What to do…

I scanned their numbers. One of the humans carried a bow. He stepped forward, his piercing eyes scanning every inch of his surroundings with cool efficiency. Unlike the other men, he didn’t smell of fear. Darker skinned and with a militant stance, he didn’t have any nervous ticks either. Trepidation flooded through my me. He was an outsider and something told me he was the one we needed to be wary of.

“There are only four of them,” Embry said, following my train of thought.

“That doesn’t matter. We can’t—”

He lunged.

Damn us all to hell—I lunged after him, unwilling to leave him to fight alone.

Author Bio

I’m just a girl with an obsession for Marvel movies, a love of all things Urban Fantasy, and a cheerleader for the underdog in any given story.

If you’re looking for a heroine you can root for … someone who defies the odds and gets up every time they’re knocked down … then look no further because that’s what you’ll find in my books.

I hope you’ll join me in Aria Naveed’s adventures. She’s pretty badass if I do say so myself.

And if for some strange reason you want to know more about me, check out my website and catch me on Facebook.


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Book Review: ‘King, King, Goose?’ By Mandy M. Roth

Title: King, King, Goose? A Realm of the Dragon Shifters Short Story

Published: 30th May 2012

Publisher: The Raven Books

Author: Mandy M. Roth

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Blurb:

King, King, Goose?

A Realm of the Dragon Shifters Short Story

As a dragon shifter and king of his people, King Najarni wants to make his lovely wife happy. Her human ways are a mystery to him. Her Earthly customs and holidays are something he knows little about. When his trusted guards return from the human realm, having mastered the art of Christmas, he knows his queen will be overjoyed.
At least, that was the plan.

 

Review:

Review up late but goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book set at Christmas time.

Talk about a Christmas to remember! Najarni, the dragon shifter King, wishes to make his human wife, Tara, happy and will do anything to make it so. He knows how hard it was to give up her world and customs with coming to the dragon shifter realm. One she never knew even existed. Seems Tara got a shock when Najarni spotted her and knew she was to be his. Sweeping her off her feet to claim her quite literally and take her back home with him. Three years on she couldn’t be happier but always gets somber around her Christmas time. So plan of action for Najarni was to send his finest warriors to the human realm to learn all the customs of Christmas to give her the best surprise yet.

Things don’t go quite to plan though. Firstly ‘The Roger’ must not be harmed; this goose isn’t getting cooked. Next we have carols being sung with a difference (an oomph being a key factor in their moves and choice of words) and then you have a gift that really should have been opened in private. These warriors really should have checked where they got their information!

Entertaining all the same as one calamity seems to lead to the next. Think Tara’s sides will be hurting by all the laughing she does – even funnier as they don’t realise what they are doing wrong. Fun interpretations of Christmas classics it seems. It will sure be a crazy Christmas celebration to remember. Let’s see what next year brings.

Free short read that was a nice stopgap between books to give you a bit of a laugh with the capers these dragon shifters can get into. Who would have thought being chased by a goose would cause them to get in a flap. Tara got her Christmas wish and I’m thinking an even better present later that night.

3 out of 5 stars

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Book Blitz Tour: ‘The Baker’s Guide to Risky Rituals’ by Kathryn Moon

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Trick or Treat? The Baker’s Guide to Risky Rituals by Kathryn Moon is the perfect witchy tale for this time of year! Read on for an exclusive excerpt and a giveaway as sweet as the treats in the book — A signed paperback, swag pack (signed postcard, magnet, and two character buttons), and a $20 amazon gift card!

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The Baker’s Guide to Risky Rituals

(Sweet Pea Mysteries #1)

Expected Publication Date: October 18, 2019

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

A Kitchen Witch with a bite, a King of Hell on a mission, and a candy coated town hiding bitter secrets.

Josie Benoit, gourmet patissier and kitchen witch, may not be a Sweet Pea native but she’s made the small town her home and she intends on keeping it that way. When trouble rolls into town on the seats of shining motorcycles, and the safety of her home and her own reputation are put at risk, Josie bands together with her coven to protect her world from a dark influence.
If only that dark influence wasn’t so deliciously handsome.

King Beleth is not a demon to be trifled with.
Leader of the Hell’s Bells MC and one of the great warlords of the Bowels, Beleth takes pride in his work and has the patience of a… man who knows what is best is worth waiting for. Known as Bell—to his friends, which you are not—he’s come to Sweet Pea to dismantle the core of good at the heart of the little town. But upon arrival he discovers three things that might just get in the way of his work:
Sweet Pea is more disgustingly adorable than they were warned.
The town has a coven of witches protecting it.
He’s developing a sweet tooth.

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Excerpt

He was painfully handsome, face broad and lips wide, eyes narrow. His weathered leather jacket was fitted to those shoulders with all the care of a lover. His eyes studied Josie until every hair on her body stood on end. She crossed her arms over her chest and lifted her chin, studying him with equal interest as he glanced down at her bakery case and frowned.

“Where are the cupcakes?”

Josie blinked and it took a moment to shake that whisper soft voice out of her head, like shooing away an affectionate stray cat, knowing it could scratch at any moment.

“This is a patisserie. I don’t carry cupcakes.” She could give him the spiel she gave to Mrs. Montgomery when the old busybody asked. Cupcakes could be bought at the grocery store for less than a dollar a piece. Josie’s wares were baked with techniques that took professional training, if not at least regular and studied practice. Mrs. Montgomery still asked every other visit.

“Three dollars for… what is that?” He asked, sneering at the brightly dyed macarons.

“It’s a cookie, but harder to make,” Josie said, cocking her hip. His eyes licked at the movement and the response of her skin was a betrayal, her imagination conjuring warm fingertips stroking up her side and raising goosebumps. She had to stifle her gasp.

“It’s a rip off. I could fit two of those in my mouth for one bite,” he said.

“For six dollars you could.”

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Kathryn Moon is a country mouse who started dictating stories to her mother at an early age. The fascination with building new worlds and discovering the lives of the characters who grew in her head never faltered, and she graduated college with a fiction writing degree. She loves writing women were are strong in their vulnerability, romances that are as affectionate as they are challenging, and worlds that a reader sinks into and never wants to leave. When her hands aren’t busy typing they’re probably knitting sweaters or crimping pie crust in Ohio. She definitely believes in magic.

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