Thursday, August 31, 2017

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ Werewolf High: The Complete Freshman Year (Boxset) by Anita Oh

I'm well past the teen or even young adult years - exactly how much past will remain unsaid😏 - so I don't read a lot of books geared toward that age group. It hasn't really been intentional; I just haven't been drawn to one in that age bracket in a while. Anita Oh's Werewolf High: The Complete Freshman Year has me thinking that I need to check them out more often.

Momma Says: 5 out of 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Werewolf High: The Complete Freshman is well-written in first person POV from the perspective of main character, Lucy. It fits well into the Paranormal and Fantasy genres with its magic and werewolves. This is a boxset of the first three books in the Werewolf High series. The books do run consecutively and I recommend reading them in order. The books are teen/young adult and I found nothing objectionable for the age group. In fact, I would have no problem with my tween reading this series and have recommended it to her.


The entire first year of the best-selling Werewolf High series is now available in one collection!

Join Lucy and the pack in the first three books, as they face down all the dangers that come along with werewolves, witches and high school!


Book 1: The Truth Spell
Lucy O’Connor is more IT girl than “it girl” but even though she’ll never fit in, the scholarship to elite Amaris High is an opportunity she can’t refuse. 
The day Lucy arrives at Amaris, she sees her best friend, Sam Spencer. But Sam had died three years ago, on the night that had changed Lucy’s life forever. The more Lucy looks for answers, the worse things get for her, as she makes an enemy of the richest, most popular boy in school, Tennyson Wilde.
When the entire school is hit by a truth spell, it seems like the perfect chance to find out what Sam and Tennyson are hiding, but the closer Lucy gets, the more she realizes that the truth is stranger than she ever imagined.


Book 2: The Tiny Curse
Life isn’t going so well for Lucy at elite boarding school, Amaris High. Classes are a struggle. She has no leads on the evil magic user. Sam’s avoiding her, and the entire student population hates her.
But someone hates her more than the rest. Rumors start spreading that lead to Lucy being bullied worse than ever before. Just when she thinks she couldn’t feel smaller, she’s hit with a spell that shrinks her down to only two inches tall.
Forced to rely on Sam, Tennyson and the other Golden to survive, Lucy is determined to get to the bottom of things once and for all. But the more she learns, she finds that being tiny might not be her biggest problem.


Book 3: The Body Swap
Lucy's world is turned upside down when she learns that her enemy is the one person she never suspected. 
Although she has Sam and the Golden on her side, she no longer knows who to trust. Then, when she's hit with one final spell, she has no choice but to put her faith in the person the she despises the most.
Stuck in Tennyson Wilde's body, Lucy and Tennyson must work together to break the curse or risk becoming each other for real. But in order to fix things, Lucy will face the greatest betrayal of all.



This boxset has three imaginative tales set in a high school full of magic and mischief. I don't read many teen/young adult books and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was pulled into Lucy's adventures at Amaris High. Each book finds Lucy in a new mess of trouble and takes her on quite the adventure. Reminiscent of the Harry Potter series, the stories are fast-paced and fun, the characters are interesting, and the dialogue and situations are witty and often hilarious, and the world-building is fantastic. Much like any high school, friends can become enemies and vice versa with bullies, cliques, and the rumor mill. It's a world of teenage angst (but not too much) mixed with magic and werewolves. 


Werewolf High: The Complete Freshman is available at the following links. At the time of this post, the boxset is free!

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Cover Reveal for Unhinged by Natasha Knight




Title: Unhinged
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Cover Design: Shanoff Formats
Release Date: September 25, 2017



Blurb

Eve

Two years ago, I made a deal with the devil. That night, I lost everything. That night, I thought he’d died.

But he’s back. Risen, like Lazarus, from the dead. And he’s dark. Darker than he was before. More dangerous. Unhinged. A scarred, tattooed savage.

The way he looks at me, it should terrify me, but I’m drawn to him, to his intensity. Consumed by it. By him. Even though I know if I’m not careful, his obsession will destroy me.

Zach

I should have died that night two years ago. My mistake cost my men their lives. It should have cost me mine. But I survived. And the day I learned she did too, I made it my mission to find her.

I sought her out. Tracked her. Shadowed her every move. I’ve been inside her home. Eaten her food. Drank her liquor. I’ve stood beside her bed and watched her sleep.

She has so many secrets, and I know one of them. It’s the one where our pasts collided. The one that destroyed me.

And it’s the reason I’ve come for her.

I never intended to touch her, but I did. And now that I’ve had a taste, I want more. I want her. But that won’t change why I’m here. It won’t change why I came for her.




Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight writes dark romance as well as spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction and fantasy. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories forever searching in every story for that single most important element of love. All of her stories contain at least one kinky Alpha male, lots of dirty talk and a well deserved happily ever after.



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COVER REVEAL & PREORDER BLAST: Untouchable by Kristen Hope Mazzola


Untouchable by Kristen Hope Mazzola releases on September 8th!

An Unacceptables MC Romance





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The life I live is a dangerous one:
I am an outlaw.
A proud member of the Unacceptables MC.
Our club is a family and we will do anything to protect it - and I mean anything.
The dust was finally settling from our last war. I was sober, the MC was healing from our loss, and life was getting back to normal. But regicide cannot go unpunished.
And when a newcomer arrives and threatens all that we hold dear...well, he better watch his back, because...
I am Trent Laurence.
I will stop at nothing to protect what I believe in.



About the Author:
I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.
Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I’d like or just to shoot the, well you know.
A portion of all my royalties are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.
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The Phoenix Decree Tour and Giveaway!


The Phoenix Decree
The Phoenix Decree Saga Book 1
by Anna Albergucci
Genre: Time Travel/ Paranormal Romance

How far would you go to pursue your heart's desire?


When Devon Phoenix, a nineteenth-century Englishman, becomes linked to his soul mate through the discovery of a buried family secret, he must do the impossible. His longing to pursue her demands he cross the centuries to present day. But his world is shaken to its core when he learns he must protect her from men he thought to be only myths. Drawn by her lineage, these men will go to great lengths to have her.

Out at a nightclub, Boston artist and history buff Elz Valli has no idea her grounded life is about to be uprooted. She encounters Devon and realizes this striking and intellectual warrior not only looks like the 12th Duke of Seton--he is. Consumed by the flames that engulf them, there is no turning back as Devon's presence in today's world ignites raging fires--both good and evil.

Though Devon's love is one that reaches through time, it is not without cost. Now he must decide if Elz is worth the price.


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Wedlove Castle
20 June 1823

Devon Phoenix
I was about to pull my fingers from the large mirror when I again felt the same strong piercing deep in my chest. The air sucked from the room, and I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand away from my flesh.
To my horror, I hadn’t the ability to pull my hand free.
The piercing grew stronger, like a vast needle threading my heart and sewing me to the glass as panic spread through me. I struggled to pull my hand free, but to no avail.
I don’t want this. I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me in return. I don’t want to fail.
What I did want was to back away, but I was frozen in place. I fought it, yet I had no choice but to yield to the overpowering pull.
Breathing heavily, eyes fixed on my reflection, I surrendered to the unforeknown words pouring from my lips, a new edict rising up from within me as though it had always been there. There was nothing I could do to stop it, and to my alarm it spilled from my mouth, riding on breath drawn not from my fleshly lungs, but from somewhere deeper . . . my very soul . . .  

“Hear me now, my beloved, my bride,
Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
Mine eyes shall look upon thee, for thou cannot hide,
Two hearts become one, no longer apart,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away,
Let these eyes behold what is mine,
I am coming for thee, I shall not delay,
Through ancient ways long past, I’ve divined.”

I braced myself for another explosion of wind, but there wasn’t one—it was calm, like a still ocean. My eyes were glued to the glass as I tried to focus on the murky image within. There was something . . . someone maybe. I couldn’t make it out.
A fleeting moment and the apparition became clear, chasing my breath away with a rush of emotion. My knees gave, and I fell upon them but held fast to the mirror’s frame.
It was by sheer will that I was able to steady my trembling hand so that it remained touching the glass. The earlier hold it had over me was gone—all my actions were now my own free will.
My flesh burned, and I gasped for breath, struggling to absorb the strong and terrifying emotions engulfing me. Fierce, white-hot love and desire awakened within me, like a Phoenix rising, until my very heart and soul were consumed by it.
My gaze crawled over every inch of the mind-boggling vision shown to me in the mirror, as shock melted into immense longing—longing so strong I felt the need to weep and could only breathe out a mere whisper.
“Mother of God’s own Son—have I crossed through heaven’s gates? Where on this earth—?”






Phoenix Unbound
The Phoenix Decree Saga Book 2 

And now the saga continues... 


Devon's presence in modern-day Boston has roused the enemy who now stalks Elz.
Devon and Elz become entwined, body and soul, but secrets still loom. Elz needs answers. Devon, imprisoned by his vow to keep quiet, must fight his desire to give them. All he can offer is his protection and his love. Unfortunately, the shackles of silence could leave Elz vulnerable to the enemy. 

  
Devon has recruited Jarrett Phoenix, the current Marquess of Phoxdale, to help on his mission. Though Jarrett is a good ally, he incorporates his own agenda, and the car-racing playboy attempts to seduce Elz's best friend, the ever-cautious Jaymi. But Jaymi longs for more than Jarrett offers. The four spend the summer together, and tensions climb, as Jaymi is an unwilling candidate in Jarrett's games. 


Will Jarrett's fear of love keep his heart from running the course and winning the prize? And will Devon comprehend too late the real threat he faces when fighting the rival who will stop at nothing to take Elz from him? 


The future holds the answers...or...does the past?

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Phoenix Under Fire
The Phoenix Decree Saga Book 3

Lovers entwine and old friends collide as Devon and Elz begin life anew in nineteenth-century England. Gone is the jaded man his family feared would never love, never marry. In his place stands a man completely enamored with and vastly protective of the captivating beauty he keeps on his arm. Elz adapts well to life at Wedlove, relieved that their enemy is left behind in modern-day Boston.


Danger, however, lurks in every corner, and Devon may find his most challenging adversary yet in the guise of a childhood friend, one who is incredibly strong and cunning . . . one with a dark secret of his own.

Meanwhile, Devon's warning to Jarrett manifests when Devon's younger brother challenges Jarrett for Jaymi's affection. Jaymi is torn between the gallant, handsome man who would offer her the world, and the reckless one who lingers in every waking thought. Will she seek a new life with a new love, or will Jarrett refuse to let her go?

The Phoenix Decree continues . . .


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Phoenix Under Siege
The Phoenix Decree Saga Book 4

Devon has laid claim to Elz--marrying her in twenty-first-century America as well as nineteenth-century England. He hopes it will grant a respite from others who are drawn to the flame in her eyes.


During a trip to London, Devon's hopes are dashed as he thwarts an attempt to kidnap Elz. While investigating who is behind the attack, he finds himself at a crossroads and is forced to enlist the aid of his friend turned rival, Symond Grayson, the Duke of Graburn. In an act of compassion gone horribly wrong, Devon's marriage to Elz is threatened and his world is turned upside down. The door is opened for Symond, and the duke has every intention of walking through it.

With their love in as much danger as their lives, Devon has no choice but to send Elz far from Symond's reach while he contends with their foes--old and new. Battered from all sides, Devon is under siege, and the stakes are raised as Elz and the Phoenix bloodline are placed in jeopardy. Devon could lose Elz forever if another can win her heart.



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Phoenix Untamed
The Phoenix Decree Saga Book 5

It's Christmas at Wedlove Castle.


Elz, mostly recovered from her recent ordeal, has flourished under Devon's training and 1829 comes to a close with a double wedding on Christmas Day.

Pris and Kyle's excitement is unmatched, except by the anticipation shared by Jarrett and Jaymi, while Devon and Elz eagerly await the birth of their son, Eros.

But three miles west, at Castle Gray, Symond Grayson has made a drastic decision that changes his relationship with Devon and Elz forever.

And while the wedding celebrations continue, Reed Valli, Elz's brother, finds himself ensnared by a lovely young lady who thrusts them both into a compromising situation.




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Phoenix Unanchored
The Phoenix Decree Saga Book 6

Modern day history buff Elz Phoenix used to daydream of being a Southern belle in 1850s America. Now married to a man who can give her the world in any time, she’s doing exactly that. As their two families travel down the east coast, a new contender is drawn to the fire in Elz’s eyes. But no challenger could dissuade Devon from defending his heart’s desire, not even the daunting McGrail brothers, fresh from the Scottish Highlands. 


Meanwhile, Griffin Valli is tired of time-hopping. He may be Elz’s brother, but history wasn’t on his list of favorites in college. After a few failed attempts at nineteenth-century romance, he’s headed home to the women of the twenty-first century as soon as the family vacation is over. He’s never liked charades, and he likes the games of high society even less. But then he crosses paths with a daring young lady and realizes his heart is in danger. Though he’s eager for a lover, Griffin has no intention of falling for the beautiful Mars LaFrance. Even so, fate is going to give him a run for his money.



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Married to her high school sweetheart, Anna Albergucci lives in Texas, surrounded by her ever-growing family and her fur babies.


As a child, Anna had a bright imagination and entertained others with the telling of her colorful dreams. She now weaves her stories into fiery characters that live lives the rest of us only dream of.

Anna is a member of several writing groups, including the Cisco Writers Club. She is also the founder and host of a yearly writers’ retreat held at her estate.

She loves mornings, coffee, and cuddling with her grandkids. She’s a sucker for organizing parties, especially historical costume parties. And in her spare time you can find her touring old mansions, shopping for antiques, or sitting on the porch with a good book. 

Anna loves to hear from her readers.





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Release Blitz for A Little Like Destiny by Lisa Suzanne




Title: A Little Like Destiny
Series: A Little Like Destiny #1
Author: Lisa Suzanne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: August 31, 2017



Blurb

Reserved and responsible Reese Brady refuses to miss her chance with bad boy rock star Mark Ashton. After one steamy night, she's convinced the emotional connection they shared was just a figment of her imagination. After all, he’s a womanizer whose affairs are highly publicized.

Reese strives to leave that night behind her after a handsome business mogul asks her to dinner. Her relationship with Brian Fox quickly escalates into something meaningful, but Reese never expects the secret that emerges when he finally invites her to his penthouse.

She fell in love with a rock star the last time she was there. How could she know she’d fall in love with his brother next?








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Author Bio


Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and baby boy. She’s a former high school English teacher and college composition instructor. When she's not cuddling baby Mason, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.  


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Release Blitz: The Necromancer's Bride by Brianna Hale

Title: The Necromancer's Bride Author: Brianna Hale Genre: Dark Fantasy Romance Release Date:  October 20, 2018 ...