Dog Days by T.A. Moore ~ Audio Review

Title: Dog Days

Series: Winter Wolf 01

Author: T.A. Moore

Narrator: Derrick McClain

Genre: Paranormal, Shape shifters, Post-Apocalypse Future

Length: 7 hrs, 34 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (9th February 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: The world ends not with a bang, but with a downpour. Tornadoes spin through the heart of London, New York cooks in a heat wave that melts tarmac, and Russia freezes under an ever-thickening layer of permafrost. People rally at first—organizing aid drops and evacuating populations—but the weather is only getting worse.

In Durham, mild-mannered academic Danny Fennick has battened down to sit out the storm. He grew up in the Scottish Highlands, so he’s seen harsh winters before. Besides, he has an advantage. He’s a werewolf. Or, to be precise, a weredog. Less impressive, but still useful.

Except the other werewolves don’t believe this is any ordinary winter, and they’re coming down over the Wall to mark their new territory. Including Danny’s ex, Jack—the Crown Prince Pup of the Numitor’s pack—and the prince’s brother, who wants to kill him.
A wolf winter isn’t white. It’s red as blood.

Purchase Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Dog Days is a paranormal, shape shifter book set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future by TA Moore. Sounds like a mouthful, right?

So, I feel like I’ve had my own Mandela moment (bringing the conspiracy theories, I know probably not cool). I say this because I was absolutely convinced that I’ve read TA Moore before and even had another audio. but no, I haven’t. I see no trace of book, audio or even a review I’ve written for TA Moore. Therefore, I went into this one blind and with mixed feelings. This is because I find post-apocalyptic books hit and miss and my enjoyment very much depends on my mood, especially when it isn’t a rose-tinted end of humanity trope. The very nature of the genre also means that romance usually takes a back seat to the crazy shit happening as the world goes to hell. Fair warning, this is for people that like their dystopian futures and the characters dark, unsafe and gritty where survival instincts reign if you hope to survive the day. If you’re looking for something that is primarily romance, this probably isn’t your thing.

Moore has created an intricate world. The start is kind of like The Day After Tomorrow. When storms take over the world and so many millions die, especially the humans because the conditions are hostile and no amount of technology can prepare the populations for this scale of disaster. Danny Fennick, who lives and teaches in Durham, England, is a weredog and decides to go back to the Scottish Highlands where he had grown up as he prepares to live out the storm. However, being a dog when werewolves want to take over is just as dangerous and deadly to him as the storm that killing so many.

Jack, who happens to be Danny’s ex, is the crown prince of his pack. The biggest problem is that his own brother wants him dead and he has been banished from his pack for being gay. Jack is tough and rough, he has to be to not only survive the oncoming wolf winter, but to also survive being banished in this weather. Jack needs to be prepared to do anything to survive because that is what world requires for him.

This is a complex story where the characters come to life in this dark world, they are extremely well fleshed out making it much easier for me to understand their motivations and harshness of the world that they live in. Danny is the most relatable character, he is like the connection to humanity and he is reader’s bridge to understand Jack’s raw instinctive nature.

Derrick McClain did an awesome job of narrating this story. I love his narration and Dog Days is no exception. In the other audio I have narrated by him my collection is four contemporary romances, one light hearted shape shifter romance and this one. I hadn’t known what to expect, especially from a story that is very much in an English setting, but it was amazing. I really loved how he was able to do distinct voices for characters, especially with accents. He also managed to convey the emotions so well.

Gideon by Lee Quail

Title: Gideon

Author: Lee Quail

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian

Length: Novel (321pgs)

Publisher: Mongwadi Publishing (December 21, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: It’s the year 2400. Toba has erupted and plunges the earth into a cold, dark volcanic winter. The world is divided into two factions, Denizens who opted to go underground, and the Solarians who remain on the surface. But there is something more than sinister in the air; children have developed kinetic powers, which, used in the wrong hands, could decimate all of humanity. Governments all around the world want them.

But Commander Gideon Kinsman won’t have any of that. He’s prepared to do anything to stop them in their tracks and risk losing friends and colleagues. More than this, he must be prepared to face the ultimate choice; choose the children, or lose the man he loves more than anything in the world.

ISBN: B07KTQG72Z

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is a hard story to review as so much happens throughout. The relationship between Callum and Gideon is not what I would call romantic but it worked never the less. At times I found myself drifting as I struggled to comprehend what was going on and why. But as the story drew closer to it’s conclusion I understood better what had happened.

This is a complex and interesting book that captured my attention from the start. Gideon and Callum worked well together as secrets are revealed about one of the MC’s. I do not want to give away too much in my review though I would never be able to cover everything that happens anyway.

Action packed and mystery surround this story in a unique plot with twists and turns that are unraveled slowly as the book progresses.

Great read.

A Vampire’s Heart by Kayleigh Sky Release Blast & Giveaway!

Kayleigh Sky - A Vampire's Heart RBBanner

Hi guys! We have Kayleigh Sky popping in today with her new release A Vampire’s Heart, we have a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

A Vampire’s Heart

(Ellowyn Found 01)
by

Kayleigh Sky

Vampires live.

And they hunger…

Otto Jones, a cop assigned to the seemingly random murder of a vampire, would rather hide out in the nearest bar than waste his time on a dead vamp. He hates the bloodthirsty demons. But when the king of the vampires commands him to work with one of the lesser princes and find the killer, he has no choice.

Prince Jessamine Senera is ready to sacrifice his happiness in a loveless marriage for his family’s benefit… but not yet. He dreams of adventure, excitement, and true love. He lives on romance novels and detective stories and wishes he could drink synthetic blood like every other vampire. But he can’t. He needs human blood to survive and is hated by vampires and humans alike.

As Otto and Jessa draw closer to an entity that doesn’t want to be discovered, Otto finds the heart he thought long dead opening to the romance-loving Jessa. No good can possibly come from falling in love with a vampire, but when a shadowy assailant attacks Jessa, Otto will descend into the darkest pit of the earth to rescue him.

If you like vampires, mythical and urban settings, intense suspense, and happy ever after, then you’ll love this first book in the dark and mysterious Ellowyn Found trilogy!

A Vampire’s Heart is a stand-alone paranormal dystopian noir romance with a satisfying conclusion to the love story and a central mystery that weaves the trilogy together.

.•.•.**❣️ Amazon US | Amazon UK ❣️**.•.•.

Continue reading “A Vampire’s Heart by Kayleigh Sky Release Blast & Giveaway!”

Green Death by Madeleine Ribbon

Title: Green Death

Author: Madeleine Ribbon

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic

Length: Novel (394pgs)

Publisher: Madeleine Ribbon (November 2nd, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For ninety years, the Exclusion Zone has been walled off from the rest of the country. The neighborhood—once a hotbed of political revolution—is now crumbling. Poison from the great catastrophe still hangs in the air. It taints every living thing that breathes it in. It causes rages, great bursts of violence that can’t be controlled. And that makes living within the walls incredibly difficult. But the descendants of the catastrophe survive, and the resistance hasn’t died.

As poison master to the Oligarch, Tryg Sant knows a lot of things others shouldn’t. But when he discovers his family’s darkest secret, his brother tries to kill him. When Tryg’s lover pushes him out of a helicopter and into the Exclusion Zone, Tryg finds himself trapped in a dangerous new world, entirely different from the one he expects. Now he has to learn to survive nearly-feral humans and his own disintegrating mind. Luckily, he’s found an ally in Riot, one of the victims of the Green Death…

ISBN: B07JQXM1MR

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | B&N 

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I love when I start reading a book and am taken by surprise with the uniqueness of it.

Tryg is a poison master. He keeps to himself and does what he’s told by his older brother. My repulsion for Tryg’s half-brother started early on and grew stronger. Tryg does not want to hurt people with his poisons and so makes antidotes for every one that is asked for. His lover, and brother’s assassin, Arris is trusted with this.

When Tryg discovers the green death, a poison that radically affects a person by driving them to rage depending on the individuals trigger, was produced and used by his family, Tryg wants to make a cure. But his brother beats him and then has him dropped into the green zone to die a horrible death, only he does not die. He meets Riot and a slew of others who are part of a resistance against the government who have been trying to survive since they were bombed a hundred years ago.

I loved everything about this story. Tryg’s knowledge of poisons was mind blowing. His attempts at making an antidote was steadfast, as was his need to survive and control the rages within him. The hierarchy of the green zone was intriguing to say the least. They had their own little world behind the wall.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Green Death by Madeleine Ribbon Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Madeleine Ribbon - Green Death BT Banner

Hi guys, we have Madeleine Ribbon stopping by with the tour for her new release Green Death, we have a brilliant interview with Madeleine, a great excerpt, a fantastic $10 Amazon GC giveaway and Shorty’s review so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Green Death

by

Madeleine Ribbon

For ninety years, the Exclusion Zone has been walled off from the rest of the country. The neighborhood—once a hotbed of political revolution—is now crumbling. Poison from the great catastrophe still hangs in the air. It taints every living thing that breathes it in. It causes rages, great bursts of violence that can’t be controlled. And that makes living within the walls incredibly difficult. But the descendants of the catastrophe survive, and the resistance hasn’t died.

As poisonmaster to the Oligarch, Tryg Sant knows a lot of things others shouldn’t. But when he discovers his family’s darkest secret, his brother tries to kill him.

When Tryg’s lover pushes him out of a helicopter and into the poison-filled Exclusion Zone, Tryg finds himself trapped in a dangerous new world, entirely different from the one he expects. Now, Tryg has to learn to survive nearly-feral humans and his own disintegrating mind. Luckily, he’s found an ally in Riot, one of the victims of the Green Death…

.•.•.**❣️ Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | B&N ❣️**.•.•.

Continue reading “Green Death by Madeleine Ribbon Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Green Death by Madeleine Ribbon Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Madeleine Ribbon - Green Death Blitz Banner

Hi guys, we have Madeleine Ribbon stopping by with her stunning new release Green Death, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic $10 Amazon GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Green Death

by

Madeleine Ribbon

For ninety years, the Exclusion Zone has been walled off from the rest of the country. The neighborhood—once a hotbed of political revolution—is now crumbling. Poison from the great catastrophe still hangs in the air. It taints every living thing that breathes it in. It causes rages, great bursts of violence that can’t be controlled. And that makes living within the walls incredibly difficult. But the descendants of the catastrophe survive, and the resistance hasn’t died.

As poisonmaster to the Oligarch, Tryg Sant knows a lot of things others shouldn’t. But when he discovers his family’s darkest secret, his brother tries to kill him.

When Tryg’s lover pushes him out of a helicopter and into the poison-filled Exclusion Zone, Tryg finds himself trapped in a dangerous new world, entirely different from the one he expects. Now, Tryg has to learn to survive nearly-feral humans and his own disintegrating mind. Luckily, he’s found an ally in Riot, one of the victims of the Green Death…

.•.•.**❣️ Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | B&N ❣️**.•.•.

Continue reading “Green Death by Madeleine Ribbon Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

In the Name of Magic by Chris Bedell Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Chris Bedell - In the Name of Magic RB Banner

Hi peeps, we have Chris Bedell stopping by today with his new release In The Name of Magic, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic $10 NineStar GC giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

In The Name of Magic

by

Chris Bedell

Nonmagical people are being demonized and falsely blamed for Magnifico’s economic problems after Queen Vivian’s bloody rise to power. But politics very quickly becomes more than abstract views to argue when secret police wolves are deployed throughout the country to kill those born without magical abilities.

Seventeen-year-old Maximillian’s best friend Katherine is one such nonmagical person. In a bid to keep her safe, Maximillian turns to the queen’s estranged younger brother, a man thought to be dead until recently.

Prince Stefan is nineteen years old and has been in hiding from his family for years. He has no desire to resurface in the political world, but Maximillian must convince him that the country needs him before it is too late.

Warning: Depictions of graphic violence

.•.•.**❣️ NineStar Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords | B&N | Kobo ❣️**.•.•.

Continue reading “In the Name of Magic by Chris Bedell Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

grydscaen beginnings by Natsuya Uesugi Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

Natsuya Uesugi - grydscaen beginnings Banner 1

Hi guys, we have Natsuya Uesugi stopping by today with his new release grydscaen: Beginnings, we have a fantastic exclusive excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Beginnings

(grydscaen 01)
by

Natsuya Uesugi

Faid Callen is tired of life on the run in the Echelons trying to keep his psychic power in check. He founds the Packrats, a group of cyberterrorist hackers. A young powerful Psi Faction operative, Lino Dejarre, is sent on a mission to capture Faid. Wanting to keep Lino under control, the Psi Faction kidnaps his half-brother, Riuho, and they take him prisoner, experiment on him, train him, and subject him to mind control. When Lino is assigned to a high stakes diplomatic mission to reveal a traitor, he finds another psychic operative in play, causing him to question the Psi Faction’s motives. Can Lino rescue his brother before more blood is shed or will Faid step in and destroy the Psi Faction’s plans?

.•.•.**❣️ Amazon US | Amazon UK ❣️**.•.•.

Continue reading “grydscaen beginnings by Natsuya Uesugi Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Fighting For All by Morticia Knight

Title: Fighting For All

Series: Soul Match 05

Author: Morticia Knight

Genre: BDSM, Science Fiction, Ménage

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (15th May 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Bravery will lead you to your destiny.

The human and alien rebellion is at hand, but those who have already arrived at the secret military facility are without the one who has inspired them to stand against the Nall. Chris, the human chosen by the Alasharian spiritual leader Sha Sha Ar, has been missing since the escape to the hideout. Those who have never seen Chris before, have only heard tales of his visions, begin to doubt his existence. Fear spreads through the group as humans and Alasharians alike wonder if they’re all doomed, if maybe Chris is a fantasy or has already fallen at the hands of the Nall.

Graham, Morgan and their Alasharian matches stand before the terrified group to reassure them that Chris is real. They’ve barely begun to speak when they are forced to fight an unexpected foe. But before the final battle against the Nall and the Void begins, all must search within themselves to discover what part they will play to achieve their destiny—and to summon the bravery they’ll need to see it through.

Reader Advisory: This book contains graphic battle scene violence and medical play, as well as references to rape and torture. There is also a scene involving urethral sounds.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-662-6

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The entire series up to this point of human and Alasharian’s meeting their mates, unanswered questions lead to this exciting climax as they all go through a spiritual awareness to culminate with battle plans and strategies to beat all their foes. It will not be easy but nothing in life is.

I loved everything about this story. The danger was real, the battles intense and graphic that left me on the edge of my seat. I loved how all the characters worked together despite the doubts gathering around Chris. The twists and turns were a real eyeful and one even took me by surprise as I did not see it coming.

Needless to say this story was awesome.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Grydscaen: Dark by Natsuya Uesugi

Title: Grydscaen: Dark

Series: Grydscaen

Author: Natsuya Uesugi

Genre: Dystopian, Cyberpunk, Science Fiction, Suspense

Length: Novel (268pgs)

Publisher: Pageturner, Press and Media (June 25, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: A clandestine meet occurs in the Echelons under cover of darkness where Top Secret intel on the stock market changes hands. The insider tip gets the gothic hacker Jester engaged in a high tech game. Parliament votes to lower harsh stock market regulations fueling the Corporation’s bottom line, a payoff from ministers who were propped up by illegal corporate campaign donations.

Ordered by Jester, the teenage hacker Rom infiltrates the largest high volume brokerage house causing wild gyrations in trading. When Jester triggers an insidious stock market payload all hell breaks loose threatening the pristine City. Will Zoon, the leader of the Triumvirate, get roped into the fray? Can Raven, the government hacker, put the cryptic clues together before the market crashes? Find out in grydscaen: dark. Whose side are you on?

ISBN: 978-1643760100

Product Link: PageTurner | paperback: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Let me start of by saying this is the first book in the series I have read. While I was worried I might have missed something the story itself was really good with plenty of mystery, suspense and edge of your seat scenes that are engaging. I loved the characters from Jester to Zoon. The tech in the story was very detailed and intriguing.

There is a lot happening as the story progresses and the suspense of waiting to see what happens was brilliant. I really enjoyed the overall story and was impressed with the way it was written and the attention to the details. All the characters had a role to play in bringing this story to life.

Great read.

Eidolon by E.S. Yu Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

E.S. Yu - Eidolon RB Banner

Hi guys, we have E.S. Yu stopping by today with her debut release Eidolon, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic $10 NineStar GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ❤ ~Pixie~

Eidolon

by

Y.S. Yu

When Cyrex Corp, one of the foremost bioaugmentation companies in the world, sends Vax to assassinate Zai Lumero, Vax thinks it’ll be a simple, straightforward job. Zai is only a journalist, after all, and with his bioaugments, Vax has never botched a job before. But then the hit unexpectedly goes south, and before Vax can correct his mistake and finish Zai off for good, he discovers that Cyrex has turned on him, putting him in their crosshairs as well.

With no one else to turn to, he strikes a grudging partnership with Zai to help him expose Cyrex’s connection to a missing persons case and take the company down. Getting along with a justice crusader who hates Vax’s profession with a burning passion isn’t easy—though Vax finds himself drawn to Zai in a way he never expected.

As they race against time to unearth Cyrex’s secrets, Vax can’t shake the feeling that Zai is hiding something from him. And the closer he gets to uncovering the answers—of how he’s related to Zai’s investigation, and how Zai is connected to a past that Vax can’t remember—the more he suspects that finding out the truth might destroy him.

Warning: Depictions of violence, mentions of past rape/sexual assault, suicidal ideation.

Continue reading “Eidolon by E.S. Yu Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Jesse 2.0 by Annabelle Jay

Title: Jesse 2.0

Author: Annabelle Jay

Genre: Science Fiction, Teen Fiction

Length: Novel (180pgs)

Publisher: Harmony Ink (Dreamspinner Press) (July 10, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: What if you aren’t the only you?

Shy and studious Maddy Stone faces just that question. Months ago he lost his boyfriend, Jesse, to suicide, and now he’s volunteering at a psychiatric hospital. When he intervenes to save a man there, he’s shocked to find a face he recognizes. It’s Jesse, who explains that he’s been cloned… by Maddy’s father. And when the reproduction technology duplicated him, he was ordered to avoid Maddy at all costs. Breaking that rule puts them both in danger.

Maddy, his girlfriend, Georgia, and Jesse—who Maddy calls Jesse 2.0—are on the run. But as the secrets continue to come to light, Maddy is faced with a decision—continue with his life or be the Maddy he was before technology intervened.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-196-7

Product Link: Harmony Ink | Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I love science fiction. This story however was confusing at times. There was evil scientists and the explanation of the duplicate process which is where I was lost. Maddy lost his boyfriend Jesse to suicide only to see him again and get blown away. The concept of duplicating someone without their previous consent irked me as I thought that was wrong.

I quite liked the action scenes, them being on the run and trying to stay ahead of those after them while at the same time reconnecting when the scene called for it. Still it was a lot of information to take in at once and I felt myself bogged down with the overload.

I still enjoyed the story as it played it out. Maddy and Jesse were great together and their friends were a constant encouragement and support for the two.

Good read.

grydscaen: dark by Natsuya Uesugi Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hi guys, we have Natsuya Uesugi stopping by today with his new release grydscaen: Dark, we have a fantastic exclusive excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ~Pixie~

Dark

(grydscaen 08)
by

Natsuya Uesugi

A clandestine meet occurs in the Echelons under cover of darkness where Top Secret intel on the stock market changes hands. The insider tip gets the gothic hacker Jester engaged in a high tech game. Parliament votes to lower harsh stock market regulations fueling the Corporation’s bottom line, a payoff from ministers who were propped up by illegal corporate campaign donations. Ordered by Jester, the teenage hacker Rom infiltrates the largest high volume brokerage house causing wild gyrations in trading. When Jester triggers an insidious stock market payload, all hell breaks loose threatening the pristine City. Will Zoon, the leader of the Triumvirate, get roped into the fray? Can Raven, the government hacker, put the cryptic clues together before the market crashes? Find out in grydscaen:dark. Whose side are you on?

Continue reading “grydscaen: dark by Natsuya Uesugi Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Caden’s Comet by Annabelle Jay

Title: Caden’s Comet

Series:  The Sun Dragon 04

Author: Annabelle Jay

Genre: High Fantasy, Teen Fiction

Length: Novel (180 pages)

Publisher: Harmony Ink, Dreamspinner Press (July 25, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Before King Roland ruled over Earth, four dragon kingdoms fought over the plentiful planet: Ice Dragons, Sun Dragons, Earth Dragons, and Bone Dragons. One day a young dragon named Prince Grian slipped aboard the Sun Dragon ship and traveled to Earth, while on that same day, an Earth Dragon named Caden snuck away from his village. The two met and fell in love, but both were killed in battle.

The Artists, creators of the universe, were furious about the death of these true loves. As punishment, they erased the Sun Dragon race, banished the Bone Dragons to Draman, and put the Ice Dragons in the North Pole, where they could not harm the Earth Dragons. The Artists declared that the dragons would remain cursed until the true love between Grian and Caden was born again and they reunited all dragons in peace and harmony.

Years later Prince Grian is reborn, and it is up to him and his godparent, Skelly, to find his soulmate on Earth. But with the head of the Earth Dragon Protection Society, or EDPS, trying to kill him, reuniting with the love of his life seems impossible. Will Grian be able to find his match before the EDPS finds him? And if he finds Caden, will it be the true love of the prophecy?

ISBN-13:  978-1-63533-454-8

Product Link: Harmony InkDreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I did not read the previous books in this series due to some having f/f in them. With that said while I enjoyed Grian’s adventure in finding his so called soulmate, making plans to defeat Shull, an evil dragon wanting to do away with all dragons so he can rule the universe and change the artist’s creations the actual romance aspect was seriously lacking.

First we are introduced to Blair, a female bone dragon, who Grian thinks is his soulmate. They kiss. Ewww. I am an m/m reader only so I was unhappy with this development and as such I withdrew from the story.

Next is the introduction of Caden, Blair’s brother, this back and forth of love interest irritated me. I was glad it only happened once but it ruined the entire book for me as I felt the main character did not know what he actually wanted even though he says he is gay.

So overall we have a character on a journey to stop an evil dragon from destroying his people and taking over the world.

It was an o.k. read for me.

Surrendering For Two by Morticia Knight

Title: Surrendering for Two

Series: Soul Match 04

Author: Morticia Knight

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Dystopian, Menage, Science Fiction

Length: Novella (141 pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (November 28, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Strength is found when surrendering to destiny.

Graham has suffered way too much at the hands of the Nall. Ever since he was enslaved after the invasion, he’s been raped and tortured by the Alasharian Supreme Commander and his cohorts. Condemned to die by hanging for his part in the human rebellion, Graham gives in to the inevitable, no longer caring if he lives or dies. But an unexpected event occurs and, at the last moment, Graham is saved.

Balor is a guard to the Nall, but he’s also a part of the growing rebellion among the Alasharians. When one of the Nall’s advisors enlists his help in getting a human prisoner to safety, Balor comes to his aid. Startled by the soul match hum that sparks to life when he touches Graham, but unable to do anything about it, Balor is determined to protect his human match at all costs. When Advisor Oman arrives on the scene to rescue Balor as he helps Graham to escape, it becomes clear that yet another alien/human triad is forming—even if Graham may never accept being bonded to two aliens after the trauma he’s endured at the hands of Alasharians.

The time has come to depart to the secret military complex where the human and Alasharian allies will stage their final assault against the Nall and the Void. Families are reunited and others torn apart as they prepare for battle. The allies fear what will become of them all if Chris, the special human Sha Sha Ar has chosen as their spiritual leader, is no longer there to guide them.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of battle violence, and mentions of rape and torture.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-665-7

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I have really enjoyed this series so far. In this one Oman and Balor get together and begin looking for their third. Graham has been raped and abused by the Nall species so imagine my surprise when his mates save him and seems like the past abuse did not occur as far sex goes.

Although I liked the characters that one aspect threw the whole story off for me. I felt as though what Graham went through was irrelevant to what Oman and Balar wanted but maybe it was just me. Aside from that it was an intriguing story with suspense and mystery.

It was a good read.

Social Media Central by Kevin Klehr Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Kevin Klehr - Social Media Central RB Banner

Hi peeps, we have Kevin Klehr stopping by today with his new release Social Media Central, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Social Media Central

(Tayler 01)
by

Kevin Klehr

In an age where everyone lives their lives through a screen, no one has more celebrity status than fashion blogger, Madeline Q. In a chance meeting, Tayler, loner and geek, is introduced to her world of parties, fan worship, and seduction.

But as his own star rises, Madeline Q is arrested for murder. There’s just one problem—there is no corpse. Tayler soon learns that fiction blurs reality on Social Media Central.

Continue reading “Social Media Central by Kevin Klehr Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Caden's Comet by Annabelle Jay Exclusive Excerpt!

Hi guys! We have Annabelle Jay stopping by today with her upcoming release Caden’s Comet, we have a fantastic exclusive excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

Annabelle Jay - Caden's Comet Cover

Caden’s Comet

(The Sun Dragon 04)
by

Annabelle Jay

Long ago, in the days before King Roland, the four dragon kingdoms—Ice, Sun, Earth, and Bone—battled for dominion over the bountiful planet Earth. Prince Grian, a young dragon, hid aboard a Sun Dragon ship, traveled to Earth, and met Caden, an Earth Dragon who’d run away from his village. Despite falling in love, destiny’s plans for them turned cruel, and both perished in the war.

The Artists who created the universe could not let this tragic loss of true love go unpunished. They wiped out the race of Sun Dragons, exiled the Bone Dragons to Draman, and banished the Ice Dragons to the North Pole, safely away from the Earth Dragons. Only the rebirth of Grian and Caden could break the curse. One day, the return of their love would usher in an age of peace and prosperity for all dragons.

But when Prince Grian is reborn, he finds reuniting with his soulmate on Earth will be no easy feat. As he searches for his lost love, the Earth Dragon Protection Society, or EDPS, searches for him, ready to kill him when they find him. If Grian can elude the EDPS, he might find that the true love he once had isn’t guaranteed to bloom a second time.

Release date: 25th July 2017
Pre-order: 
Harmony Ink Press ebook | Harmony Ink Press paperback | Dreamspinner Press ebook | Dreamspinner Press paperback

Continue reading “Caden's Comet by Annabelle Jay Exclusive Excerpt!”

Dog Days by T.A. Moore

T.A. Moore - Dog Days Cover sTitle: Dog Days

Series: N/A

Author: T.A. Moore

Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Dystopian

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 9, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 3, & 4 ½ Hearts

Blurb: The world ends not with a bang, but with a downpour. Tornadoes spin through the heart of London, New York cooks in a heat wave that melts tarmac, and Russia freezes under an ever-thickening layer of permafrost. People rally at first—organizing aid drops and evacuating populations—but the weather is only getting worse.

In Durham, mild-mannered academic Danny Fennick has battened down to sit out the storm. He grew up in the Scottish Highlands, so he’s seen harsh winters before. Besides, he has an advantage. He’s a werewolf. Or, to be precise, a weredog. Less impressive, but still useful.

Except the other werewolves don’t believe this is any ordinary winter, and they’re coming down over the Wall to mark their new territory. Including Danny’s ex, Jack—the Crown Prince Pup of the Numitor’s pack—and the prince’s brother, who wants to kill him.

A wolf winter isn’t white. It’s red as blood.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-577-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/dog-days-by-ta-moore-7489-b

Reviewers: Lisa & Pixie

Lisa’s Review: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

This is the first book by this author that I have read and I hate to say it probably the last. The blurb made the book sound a bit more interesting but the story itself was just creepy as hell. The tone was dark and twisted with characters that I wouldn’t save if the world was going to hell except for Danny.

Danny had left his home so many years ago and now taught students for a living. He had a nice life even though he was a dog shifter. That was until the storms starting hitting the world and the cold took the lives of those not prepared. He had been born into a wolf pack and had only his mother left there, a mother not worth calling even on a good day. They say that the weather is a prediction of what is to come.

Jack was the crown prince of his pack, but had also been kicked out for being gay by his father. Times were changing and not for the good. He was going to make a new home for himself, but had not expected to find someone he had spent time with living over the wall. To top it off there is murder going around and they needed to find out who was behind it.

I couldn’t get into this book very well. I basically skimmed over parts and it felt like I had not missed a damn thing. This book was not what I had expected and left me more disappointed than anything. I can say that I did not care for Jack and could not connect with any of the characters, although I did like Danny. I am afraid that if this authors other stories are similar to this one then I will probably skip those also. I just could not get interested in this story. 

Pixie’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

I have to admit that I do disagree with Lisa on this one, I loved it. The dystopian setting as the Earth rebels against humanity is a stunning setting; it adds a more desperate feel to the situation as the town becomes isolated and something is stalking in the shadows.

Jack is a tough bastard, he has no intention of his banishment killing him and as he travels towards England he catches a whiff of a scent he knows well. Danny has a good life among the humans and when the storm hits he has no intention of leaving his new home, and then Jack finds him.

This isn’t a sweet fluffy shifter story, it’s a rough world the shifters live in and it’s a bit complex. As the wolf winter comes to fruition and the shifters plan to bathe in blood something else is lurking in the background, something so dark and twisted that neither humans nor shifters are safe.

I loved this story for the beautiful way that it was executed, it’s darkish and bloody and although Danny and Jack are what I’d loosely call a romantic pair there really isn’t any romance or really a relationship, it just is.

So I’d recommend this to those who love darker paranormal stories, who love the cold winter setting and lurking shadows, who adore gritty stories and happy for now endings.       

Sicario by Kai Tyler Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Kai Tyler - Sicario 2 World's End Sicario_TourBanner

Hi peeps, we have Kai Tyler, popping in with her newest release Sicario: A Novel, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

Kai Tyler - Sicario 2 World's End Cover s

Sicario

(Worlds End 03)

Kai Tyler

Sold by his parents and bred in a lab, Lexan Cesare is trained for one purpose—to execute his boss’s orders. In the mafia life, loyalty is everything. Emotions have no place and he never questions the rights or wrongs of the decisions that send him to terminate lives again and again. Until one assignment draws emotions he’s never felt before and makes him question his true allegiance.

When a stranger walks into Enzo Mattia ranch in search of a job, his life is changed irrevocably. He is ripped apart from his family and everything he knows and ends up sold into slavery. He swears to mete revenge on all who have wronged him.

First he has to escape from his new owner, Lexan, a man who captivates him and makes him want to act on impulses he’s suppressed for a long time. Impulses that can lead to death.

With corrupt lawmakers and deadly cartels, the world is in flux. Loyalties shift at the speed of a bullet and betrayal abounds. In the new world falling in love is just a death wish.

This is a full length male/male romantic thriller set on a dystopian earth.

Continue reading “Sicario by Kai Tyler Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!”

Lime and Tangerine by Kevin Caucher Release Day Blast & Excerpt!

Kevin Caucher - Lime and Tangerine FBbanner

Hi guys, we have Kevin Caucher stopping by with his brand new release Lime and Tangerine, we also have a great new excerpt, so check out the excerpt and enjoy the post! <3 ~Pixie~

Kevin Caucher - Lime and Tangerine Cover

Lime and Tangerine

by

Kevin Caucher

The post-apocalyptic world has changed. Colors have changed.

The skies are now red, and the seas fandango pink.

There are those who’ve acquired skills as “squinters”. By narrowing their eyes, they can see people in different colors—colors by which they can define their mood.

Senlin was born a squinter. A child of the foster system, the lack of love  has left him with casual views on sex.

When Sicong recruits him into SQX, a squinter organization, Senlin wants nothing more than to jump his bones, but Sicong’s detachment makes Senlin believe his feelings aren’t reciprocated.

Senlin and Sicong’s relationship begins to grow as they undertake missions together.

That is, until an enemy of SQX turns his attention upon them.

Continue reading “Lime and Tangerine by Kevin Caucher Release Day Blast & Excerpt!”