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Mackenzie Duncan found out that pack life wasn’t for her. Now she is running for the second time in the six months since she was bitten and turned into a Werewolf. But this time, she isn’t alone. This time, she has Geoff and Liam with her, two very hot Werewolves vying for her heart.
But her companions aren’t her focus. The only thing she can focus on is getting far from her old pack and their murderous ways. Only, she doesn’t just want to run. She wants to warn every pack she can that their lives are in danger too. No one should be turned against their will like she was and no other pack should have to surrender to the ideas of a centuries old, power hungry woman.
Not only does Mackenzie have to deal with her crazy ex-pack leader sending people out to kill her, she has to keep both men at arm’s length (and that proves to be much more difficult than she thought), but she finds out more about her own life and heritage than she ever thought imaginable.
Get the first book in the Mackenzie Duncan Series, The Tempering while it is on sale!
I recently read this book myself and really enjoyed it, keep an eye out for my review coming soon!
The Mythology department at prestigious Harvard University is tiny—and Mackenzie Duncan has just been selected as one of the lucky few. Her love for myths and legends is strong, but she never thought any of it could be real.
After being attacked by a large wolf while walking home alone, Mackenzie realizes something is not right. She heals quickly, is suddenly super strong, and is experiencing mood swings that can’t possibly be normal. The myths she’s studying aren’t myths at all. Werewolves are real and she’s one of them. Fear of what she is, and who she might hurt sends Mackenzie running from the life she’s worked hard to build–and straight into the arms of a handsome Were named Geoff and into the home of his pack. Living with her new pack takes the edge off her confusion and self-loathing, but the arrival of new pack members changes the dynamic, and tests Geoff and Mackenzie’s growing relationship.
The hardest part of being a werewolf is having no control and no memory of her time as a blood thirsty beast. When a moon cycle passes and she actually remembers bits and pieces of the night, she starts to ask questions, and the more questions she asks, the more she realizes she doesn’t like the answers. Can she set aside her own sense of morals to belong to a pack that is like a family or will she leave everything behind yet again in search of a life she can be proud of?
Growing up, Adrianne couldn’t get her hands on enough books to satisfy her need for the make believe. If she finished a novel and didn’t have a new one ready and waiting for her, she began to create her own tales of magic and wonder. Now, as an adult, books still make up majority of her free time, and now her tales get written down to be shared with the world.
During the day, Adrianne uses her camera to capture life’s stories for clients of all ages and at night, after her two children are tucked in bed; she devotes herself to her written work. Adrianne is living the life she always wanted, surrounded by art and beauty, the written word and a loving family.
As a young adult and new adult author, Adrianne James has plans to bring stories of growing characters, a little romance, and perhaps a little magic and mythology down the line for her readers to enjoy.
Feature Friday is a new item on Bookish Treasures. Every Friday I will be featuring an author through either an interview or a guest post. If you are interested in taking part please send me an email.
This week I am featuring YA/NA author S.M. Johnston whose debut novel Sleeper has just released.
Sleeper by S.M. Johnston
A new heart should mean new life, not a living nightmare.
Mishca Richardson’s life is at an all-time high after her heart transplant. With new boyfriend, Ryder, the two of them have the perfect summer romance. Even the nightmares that have been plaguing her sleep since her operation can’t dull the high she’s on.
Things start to unravel as Mishca develops superhuman abilities. She does her best to hide them so as not to end up a science experiment in a lab. But she can’t ignore the instant attraction she experiences when she meets her university professor, Colin Reed.
Torn between the blossoming love and the obsession, Mishca must decide if she wants Ryder or Colin. But the organization responsible for her changes and her connection to Colin, is moving to secure Mishca for himself so that she can be the weapon he always intended her to be. If Mishca can’t resist her programming she’ll have a lot more to worry about than romance.
For years I had fooled around with writing in various forms.
A few times it was to deal with significant events in my life, like when a
friend committed suicide.I took it more
as a hobby until I started reading with my son when he was younger and thought
maybe I could do that. A friend asked to read some of my short stories and then
became my alpha reader for SLEEPER. And that’s when I started becoming more
How do you balance writing with other things in your life?
That’s a constant struggle. I take my laptop to work with me
and try to write on my lunch breaks. On weekends I try to fit some time in as
well. Between my day job and my family I have very little time. But when I say
to my husband that I need to set some time aside, he’ll look after the kids so
I can write. When I was writing SLEEPER my husband was a lifeguard and it was
fantastic as the whole family would join him at the beach and I would get some
time to write there, away from the internet and other distractions.
What is your favourite thing about being an author?
I love the creative outlet. My characters are only limited
by my imagination, which I think is why I’ve gravitated towards speculative
fiction more than anything else. When I go through my plots with my husband
he’s stunned at how out-there they are and wonders how I came up with them, but
for me it’s just part of my natural thought pattern (I’m a weirdo and proud).
What are your favourite books?
I love Across The Universe series. I call it the YA version
of 1984. Great social commentary, but set in space. The grittiness of The Curse
Workers series really got to me as well. I loved the alternative history
element. It’s also the series that convinced me to write first person/present
tense. I’m also a sucker for paranormal romance like Sweet Evil by Wendy
Higgins. Who doesn’t love a bad boy? The Time Travellers Wife is another fav. I
was so addicted to it that I could hardly put it down. I also devour the Lux
Series. I could go on as I love so many books.
Are there any books/authors that inspired you to write?
The Deltora Quest series was definitely one where I thought
I could do something like that, though it turns out I’ve written something
completely different. Initially I wanted to write books for my son, but it
turns out I suck at writing Middle Grade. However, he’s a teen now and I’ve got
a couple of books in the works with him in mind.
Describe your book in one sentence.
A female Captain America, but doesn’t know it, discovers
love-at-first-sight is anything but a fairy tale.
Where did you get the idea for Sleeper, did anything inspire
you to write it?
I came up with the twist ending first and it all hinged
around two people meeting: Mishca and Colin. It was a ‘What if’ scenario for
me. What if a meet b? (Sorry can’t explain more as it will give it away). Then
I constructed the rest of the plot to get Mishca and Colin to meet then the
fall out around it.
What made you decide to write a New Adult novel?
I hadn’t even heard of New Adult when I wrote SLEEPER. In
Australia it would probably still be classified as Young Adult. I just knew
that Mishca would have just finished school and been in her first year at
university and by the time it was ready for publication New Adult was a thing.
I write whatever story is calling to me and worry about the category and genre
What would you say makes your book unique and worth reading?
I think the fact that it’s a non-contemporary New Adult sets
it apart to a degree. But one thing I love about it is the twist. The hints are
there, though so far no one has just the ending. In fact I’ve had it described
by an editor as a ‘gasp out loud’ moment. But if you read it for a second time,
you’ll be kicking yourself at the clues you missed (though I am really mean and
put some red herrings around). I know other people have enjoyed the setting and
the language. I’d been told books set in Australia don’t sell well, but they’re
probably the same people who didn’t see New Adult coming. Readers think very
globally now days and they want books that are set in different countries, so I
think that adds to the appeal.
Is there any specific message you wanted to convey in the
Originally it was meant to be a not-so-simple love story,
and then it became a love-gone-wrong story. Once I’d finished it, I realised it
also looks at what it means to be human and how strong can the bonds of love
What are your plans for future books?
At the moment I have three more books in the Toy Soldier
Series planned. I’ve just finished a futuristic YA Sci-fi where men are extinct
and women have created Utopia, which I need to find a home for. Then I’m
working on a co-author YA Sci-Fi, a New Adult Speculative Fiction (which is the
novel version of a short story that was runner-up in the Australian Literary
Review’s YA short story competition) and a YA contemporary. My plot bunny list
is HUGE, so hopefully one day I’ll be able to write fulltime and get all the
ideas out of my head and into completed stories.
Do you have any hobbies and Interests unrelated to books?
I love cats, in particular Nermal my Himalyan Persian.
Gaming is another thing I love, though I have to play the kids games to get a
go on the console.
Would you ever consider putting these into
any of your books?
I put Smelly Belly in SLEEPER, which is a Himalayan Persian
of mine who passed away a few years ago. One of my plot bunnies is around
gaming as well. I really hope I get to write that one soon.
If you could meet any one author (dead or alive) who would
it be and why?
I would love to met Beth Revis. I adore that she writes such
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
When I was younger I was convinced that I was allergic to
pineapplebecause my mum was…of course I
What is your favourite food?
Anything spicy. I love chillies and anything that will make
my eyes water.
What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
There’s nothing outlandish for me. I like to do little
spontaneous things on a regular basis. But I am going to go feed stingrays and
sharks this week, so that will probably top the list.
If you could be any supernatural creature which would you
A Pegasus so I could fly (sorry, I know it’s a bit more
fantasy than supernatural).
About the Author
Sharon is a writer from Mackay in Queensland, Australia who has
short stories published in anthologies and was also runner-up in the Australian
Literary Review's Young Adult short story contest with KARMA. By day she is a
public relations executive and by night she writes weird fiction and soulful
contemporaries while her husband, two sons and cat are fast asleep.
Warning: Sexual References, occasional coarse language.
Teen Youtube song writing sensation Poppy Douglas's lead singer boyfriend Ty's been criss-crossing the country and living it up on tour for months while Poppy has been stuck in the boring suburbs, finishing out the school year.
But it's Summer now, and the best thing just happened: Poppy's royalties for writing the hit song The Kiss Off just came in. She's minted, and she knows just what she's going to blow it on.
Ty's band Academy of Lies are headlining a summer music festival, and Poppy is taking her girlfriends along for the best weekend of their lives. It's all organized: the weekend is going to be full of camping under the stars, backstage passes, VIP rooms and partying like rock stars, not to mention some long awaited one-on-one time with America's favorite front man.
Except, when someone drops out of the trip and Poppy takes the opportunity to mend a broken friendship, it doesn't quite go according to plan. And when she meets her boyfriend's BFF from another band, the paparazzi form their own totally wrong conclusions. There's also the matter of Ty's 'super fan' stalker, but the less said about her the better.
The biggest test of all comes in the form of an opportunity too good to pass up. But will insecurities and jealousy stand in Poppy's way? Can Poppy and Ty's relationship even survive it?
Life is about to get much more complicated for Poppy Douglas, but what can you expect when your boyfriend is a rock star?
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a book where it seems like nothing goes right for Poppy or, at least, for her and Ty. I enjoyed the continuation of the story from the first book and there were certainly parts of the book that were a pleasure to read but it didn't have a happy ending. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a horrific cliffhanger, but it was definitely bittersweet.
I think this book was supposed to be a bit of a low-point in the series. One where Poppy has to survive the very worst this lifestyle has to offer and then rise from the ashes stronger and more confident. There are certainly hints that this is the case as Poppy seems to appreciate her family and friends more and certainly has a big opportunity on the horizon but... 2015? Seriously? I want to pull my hair out when I have to wait one year for the next book in a series. And given the bittersweet ending, the waiting period seems especially evil. I look forward to reading the next book but there is a chance that I will forget that this series exists in the meantime. Oh well, that's what goodreads TBR lists are for.
I think this is a book that I will appreciate more when the next book comes out.
This is the fourth month of Debut of the Month here at Bookish Treaures. This is a monthly feature that will focus on a debut author and their novel that is releasing that month through an interview, review etc. To learn more and apply to be Debut Of The Month for January or beyond please visit my Authors/Publishers page.
Last month was The Immortal Game by Joanna Miley which didn't get to be featured as much as it should have due to me having an overwhelming amount of University coursework so expect to see a review of that in the near future.
This month I have chosen contemporary New Adult novel Rumor Has It by Elizabeth Grace which releases today! Watch out for interviews, giveaways etc. throughout this month and of course a review!
Rumor Has It by Elizabeth Grace
All publicity is good publicity, right? Unless you’re recent college grad Ellie Wagner and an embarrassing video of you and your boyfriend goes viral. Every man in your life abandons you, but who knew a one-minute clip of your latest doomed relationship would brand you a slut, prevent you from getting your perfect job, and force you to keep doing the one thing you swore you’d never do again…live with your mother.
But staying with mom and her latest boy-toy (is this husband number four or five?) until your life turns around might not be all bad. Especially when you fall – literally – at the feet of a sexy, green-eyed stranger who offers you freedom and a life of luxury on a gold-rimmed platter.
There’s only one little problem – the man of your dreams is none other than Mason Nash, the latest hip-hop star busting up the music charts. Fame and fortune are his calling cards and he’s vying to steal the show on a new reality TV series that will catapult him into mainstream stardom. Hello spotlight.
The man behind the famous persona is perfect for Ellie in every way, but can she overcome the ugly pitfalls that come with Mason's celebrity status? Or will she be forced to choose between the man she loves and the independent life she longs for? After all, fame and fortune aren’t always what they seem and not all publicity is good publicity…
“Rumor Has It is quite possibly one of the best New Adult debuts I’ve read–ever. I loved every hip-hop minute of it and can’t wait to read the rest of the series! I devoured it, from laugh out loud funny moments to hot Mason scenes, I was begging for more by the time I finished reading. I can’t wait to see what more this talented author has up her sleeve.”– Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.
With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life. She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.
However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.
And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.
Kiora was huddled into the corner of a small room
she had found while blindly stumbling around the colony. Pushed up against the
cold stone, she sobbed into her knees. How could she have been so blind, and
stupid? She knew he cared for her, and she for him. But this was different. The
depth of it nearly drowned her.
She took deep, gulping breaths trying to calm down,
but she was shivering violently. Grateful for magic, she pictured a fire
burning in the middle of the room. A warming fire erupted in front of her, the
lone flames lapping happily at the stone. She smiled through the tears.
Sticking her hands out to the flames, its warmth penetrated her, warming her,
while the mesmerizing patterns of light and shadows calmed her mind.
As the shivers subsided, she felt a little less vulnerable.
She shook her head. I could have pretended not to
feel anything, she
thought. Instead, she had run away crying and hid like a child. Not willing to
focus on the repercussions of what had just happened, her eyes slid back to the
fire, letting the flames mesmerize her into blissful numbness.
She felt his thread all too late, the price she paid
for choosing not to think. Setting her jaw, she cursed herself for not paying
better attention. She was not ready to talk, not ready to face him.
“Hi…” Emane’s voice came.
She winced. He sounded sad, and hurt. “Hi,” she said
meekly without looking up.
“You’re not easy to find.”
“But you found me,” she answered coldly.
“I had some help.”
Kiora stared blindly into the fire, she didn’t want
to look at him.
“Can we talk?”
“I thought you didn't like to talk,” she was being
cruel, she knew it.
She heard him sigh and fall against the wall. Not
looking at him wasn’t helping. She could still imagine exactly what pose he
held. The one he always held if he was frustrated and a wall was nearby.
“I don't understand why you are so angry, Kiora.”
She bit her lip; she didn't understand why she was
angry either. “I don't know.”
“Kiora,” his voice was so soft, so vulnerable.
“Please, look at me.”
Kiora sighed and pulled her eyes away from the
flames to look at Emane. He stood there leaning against the doorway just as she
thought he would be. He was so beautiful—his blond hair was casually lying
across his forehead as it always did, his blue eyes shining just beneath. She
felt a stab of regret as she saw the sadness in them. His shoulders, normally
proud and strong, seemed to sag.
“Please, you have to talk to me. I can’t make sense
of this without it.”
“I don't know what to say,” her voice trembled.
“May I?” He gestured into the room. She hesitated
He walked slowly over to her side as if he were
scared that he would frighten her away again. Sitting cautiously down next to
her, he stared into the fire with her. They sat there side by side, in silence;
a thick tangible one full of questions.
“Why did you run? What did you feel, Kiora?”
Her throat tightened, pulling her knees up to her
chest she said, “You know what I felt.”
He sighed, heavily. The flames of her fire twisted
away from his breath. “I thought I did. But your reaction is making me question
whether I know or not.”
Her heart began pounding so hard she thought it was
going to beat right out of her chest. “Emane, I…” her voice just stopped, held
back by the tugging arm of fear.
“Please, Kiora,” he urged, “tell me what you felt.”
His hand came up as if he were going to touch her, but stopped. It wavered
there for a second in her peripheral view before he lowered it slowly back to
“You…” she stopped, “I mean, I—I felt…” She paused
again. Why did this scare her so much? “Love,” she whispered,
dropping her head onto her knees, refusing to look at him. “I felt love.”
Emane was quiet, his eyes fixed ahead of him. “And
that frightens you?” The lilt in his voice betrayed his pain.
Her legs itched to run, she tightened her arms farther
around them. “Yes.”
He cleared his throat, “That’s all right, it
frightens me as well…” It sounded as if he were trying to convince himself of
that as much as he was her. “What I don't understand is why it makes you
She wanted to tell him that she wasn’t angry, but
the pain lodged in her throat again prevented her from speaking. So she sat
there mutely, vaguely aware of tears trickling down her cheek.
“Are you really going to make me bare my soul before
you decide to talk to me?” he asked gently.
Her gaze remained unmoved, refusing to look at him.
“All right.” Pushing himself to his feet, he began
walking back and forth across the tiny room trying to formulate his thoughts.
She watched only his feet as they paced just behind the fire. “Kiora, I don't
understand why you are surprised. I thought that you cared for me as well. I
thought you cared for me as much as I...”
Her head jerked up, starting to object, but he put
his hand out.
“Stop,” he said running his fingers through his
hair. “Please...stop...let me finish. I can’t believe I am saying this and if
you stop me now I will never get through it.” He took a deep breath, lurching
forward to resume his pacing. “I knew we were something, I wasn't sure what we
were but we both know we were closer than friends.” He looked at her with the
same intensity he had when he kissed her, the same depth that made her head
spin. Her cheeks flared in response before she looked away. “I believe you even
referred to it as a relationship. This...love, is the natural next step for a
person.” She startled as he kicked a pebble, sending it clattering across the
floor. “Sorry,” he murmured. Turning to her, he groaned, “Kiora, I can’t just
make this go away. I wasn't looking for it, and it happened so fast. Kiora,” he
pleaded in desperation, “please look at me.” Her eyes slowly rose to meet his.
They were dark with desperation and something else. “Kiora,” he said, leaning
in as if he wanted to move forward but was riveted in place, “I love you.”
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Mini reviews are a new little thing here at Bookish Treasures. You see, sometimes it is hard to find a lot to say about a book. Maybe it is hard to write a long review without including spoilers or maybe the book didn't really inspire us and we don't have much to say. Sometimes it might even be that for whatever reason we were unable to write a review after finishing the book and though we can still remember our feelings for the book easily, we can't remember the details clearly enough for a long review. Or maybe it is just a very short book so there isn't much to talk about! Whatever the reason, we still want to share our thoughts on these books with you so expect the occasional bunch of mini-reviews!
This is a YA book that, while not particularly deep, is an enjoyable read. The story is dramatized but most stories with celebrities are and there are a few hints that the author is not American but few places seem to convey the world of music and movie celebrities like the U.S. so I understand the necessity of the locale selection. I enjoyed the fact that the heroine was talented and, for the most part, grounded. There are actually some good teaching points in it regarding discretion in the internet age and sexting but really the story focuses on the ups and downs of a surreal relationship. It has a bit of a Cinderella feel in that things seem to happen overnight but the author doesn't gloss over the negative aspects of fame so that seems to balance it somewhat. I will note that while there isn't really any explicit sexual content, there are some elements such as excessive underage drinking that may not be suitable for everyone.
This book is mysterious and intriguing and left me wanting
more. I’m not always a fan of serialised novellas but this first book worked
well. We were introduced to the characters, the backstory and the plot to these
books. Maggie seems like a great character and though the others seem
relatively simple I think they have secrets which will appear in future books.
The idea behind these serial novellas is awesome; four
characters in a race to solve a mystery in the hopes of winning 10 million
dollars. I think this series is going to be pretty awesome and I can’t wait to
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest
review, this has not affected my opinions or rating in any way.*
You can get the first book in this series Blood Singers free from Amazon.
Tamara Rose Blodgett's NA novels have this dark sexiness to them that I really love. Blood Chosen is no exception and is one of my favourites so far. Julia is a strong, powerful female character and the love interests are equally strong and incredible sexy. This series has a sort of love triangle going on but boy does it work! Unlike some books where it is obvious a second love interest has been added for extra drama and will clearly never get the heroine I don't have a clue who Julia will choose.
I am excitedly looking forwards to the next book in this series.
A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power...
Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it's the thing that makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about love...Love isn't patient, love isn't kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. At least that's how it was for me. A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. Even though I've never had either. I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell down from those highs, and I'm being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don't regret.
With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore down my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She's the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she's back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don't know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she's the closest I've ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.
How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?
Loved it! Harley is such a unique character but also has
aspects that everyone will be able to relate to. Despite the fact that I pretty
much haven’t gone through any of the things she has, I connected to her really
well. She has this inner strength that is actually partially the reason why she
has ended up as high end call girl (who has also never had sex). Where other
people would have crumbled Harley took somewhat drastic measures to be in
control of her life.
Trey is a great hero, sexy and very supportive of Harley but
also realistically flawed. With their issues they should be a complete mess but
they are perfect for one another, like two shattered pieces of a mirror but
then together they are whole. I loved that they started off as friends, fellow addicts
who supported and confided in one another when there was no one else to help
and support them. It was a refreshing change to the hate at first sight which
then becomes love that is common in NA at the moment. It was nice to read a friends
to lovers story for once, especially one that was so well executed.
This book has several characters that you will love to hate;
I really want to slap some sense into Harley’s mother! This was the first book
in a series so I’m hoping that now the main characters have come to terms with
their issues and even confronted their dysfunctional parents, that in future
books that conflict will be resolved. Though in all honesty I’m happy enough
with “I may be a bit screwed up but it is all your fault”.
I loved that Lauren managed to write a book about a virgin
call girl without it ever coming across as either virgin or slut shaming. This
book also tackled difficult issues such as addiction (though not a typical
addiction) and blackmail and did it brilliantly. The Thrill of It is dark,
gritty and emotional and just has that certain special something that many
My only issue with this book was as follows. Harley is being
blackmailed into writing a tell all story of what she did as a call girl with
the threat of this person telling Harley’s mother what she did. Yet for some
reason Harley is INCLUDING THINGS HER MOTHER WILL RECOGNISE if she ever reads
it. If you are that desperate to hide the truth from your mother don’t detail
all the sordid details in a book that will be obvious to your mother it was
written by you.
This book is 100% worth reading. The Thrill of It stands out
in the currently vast sea of New Adult novels as an exciting, emotional, sexy and
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest
review, this has not affected my opinion or rating in any way.*
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she'll release the edgy new adult novel THETHRILLOFIT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.
Today I am very excited to reveal the cover for The Token by bestselling author Marata Eros (aka Tamara Rose Blodgett). The Token releases December 25th and if this authors past books are anything to go by will be amazing.
The Token by Marata Eros
old Faren Mitchell hears the two words that change her abbreviated life
forever. They’re so final Faren decides she has nothing to lose by seizing
every remaining moment of what life has to offer.
collides with a motorcycle ridden by billionaire Jared McKenna.
Even the dark
secret of her past and catharsis as a physical therapist can’t save Faren from
the sexual spiral that waits for her in the arms of a man who commits to no
one. When circumstances force her to get a second job as an exotic dancer,
Faren never imagines how close that choice will bring her to the brink of a new
reality she is unequipped to handle.
Marata Eros (a
pseudonym for Tamara Rose Blodgett) is the New York Times and USA TODAY
bestselling author of dark, romantic new adult novels, including A Terrible
Love and its companion novel A Brutal Tenderness. A passionate writer who loves
interacting with her readers, Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband.
Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky @Books, Biscuits, and Tea and Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and they both give bloggers the opportunity to share the books they have received in the past week.
November started of as a really slow reading month for me due to University being pretty hectic. However things got much better and I managed to reach my NetGalley November target of 16 books as well as reading a few others for blog tours. You can check out my final NetGalley November update here.
This month was incredible for new releases, especially some eagerly anticipated sequels. You can check out the hottest releases and my personal favourites here - November New Releases
The Books This Week
This week I got a really good mix of books and also lots of freebies that you can get yourself. As usual if you click on the book cover you will be taken to the books Amazon page.
This week I got two books from Edelweiss and 3 from NetGalley. Be With Me and Needing Her are books by my favourite authors that I could not wait for. King Cave is the sequel to one of my favourite books so far this year - this one was pretty good too :) Charred Heart I got to satisfy my Urban Fantasy craving (and boy was it a good choice!). I also got Connected as I already had book 2 and wanted to read book 1 first.
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