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Enlightened (Enlightened #1) by Billie Kowalewski ARC Book Review

Hello, Bookworms,
It's been a long time since I was here. I have been reading but not writing so much.  I just wanted to read and enjoy it rather than read to write a review. It has taken me longer to finish books but I tell you what I definitely have been enjoying them more and I am able to give a better review that way. 
Let's start!
So I wanted to say that when I got contacted by the author to do a review on this book I thought the author was a guy. Like a good author stalker, I am I decided to go and look up this Billie, ahem she is a woman. That taught me to stop making assumptions about names. 
Anyway, I am always intrigued by the afterlife and the different variables that each person has to say about. So, Of course, I said yes to this book because da need to check out this author view on and how she weaved it to a story. 
I have to say I am pleasantly surprised by the story. My mind had gone to a different concept before I started this book and I was yet again wrong. Whi…

Loose Tongues by Chris Simms ARC Book Review

I would like to say those police thrillers not my thing or thrillers in general, but I find myself going and requesting them from Severn house( so thank you Netggaly and Severn House for this Arc opportunity); They know how to pick suspenseful ones. So in this book, we follow Dc  Sean Blake a new detective that started working on chilling murders case. Slowly the story unfolds and we follow the detectives and the killer. Well, I would like to say twisted murders well done. I really enjoyed that the murders were weird and actually the way the killer approached his victims was cunning. One thing that bothered me was that the writer was switching person to person and it was taking me a while to actually connect that was someone else, but after a few chapters I got used the style and was more careful when reading.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and how it panned out. Obviously, want to talk about it more, but don't want to give spoilers.

Also, want to add that the note of the writer w…

A Nanny for Harry (Kindle Edition) by Sylvia Mulholland ARC Book Review

Hello, Bookworms,
how are you doing? I am good, procrastinating to read my arcs and I am reading vampire novels. I have a schedule though as long as I stick to it then everything will be ok. 
Anyway, let's get down to this book. Well, while I was reading I had a lot of emotion riding my brain and I didn't know how to properly review this book. I mean it was a bloody roller-coaster of emotions. 
So, this book talks about Kali a lawyer that is pregnant with her husbands baby of course and he is doing his residency as a surgeon. 
That's at the begging of the book as soon as I read it I was like sheeeeeeeeeee-it what a bad combination. ( Don't get me wrong two high profile jobs that need a lot of hours in with a marriage and a baby that's tough) 
Anyway, they get a nanny Britta and then where the problem starts. Kali starting to get jealous Matt(her husband) telling her she is getting paranoid and she wants to destroy the marriage.

I was like Ha! you are guilty Matt y…

Ellen by Coral McCallum ARC Book Review

Hello, Bookworms,
I have been reading a few books lately and the reviews are up on Goodreads and Amazon for those books I will transfer those here petty soon if you don't follow me on on Goodreads, please be my friend there if you want to it's the same name as the blog. 
Anyway, back to the review of this book. I will like to separate this review into parts.  Part one Gerne Part two contents 

Part one: When I was contacted by the author I was pitched that this book is a romance first and also following Ellens story after the accident she had. So she got severely burnt lost an arm and her lungs got scorched. Pretty gruesome right? Yes right, also after what 5 years she manages to get back on her feet and join the band afterlife. So far so good, so incidents happen with the band from the gecko and she explains what happens to them. Awesome! that's good as well so it's leading as in a nice way. Anyway, we dive into the world of the band pretty straight away.  That's it.…

Cast No Shadow: A Short Story by Brandon Dragan ARC Review

Hello, Bookworms,

I got my mojo back like I am reading a little faster and I can bring you more reviews in this space.

Before I get into this review I would like to say how awesome it is that authors trust me with their books so I can do an honest review I have to say sometimes don't do them as fast as I wanted, but you know life can get hectic.

Anyway, this book is a short story about a guy that shows us his life and what he chose to do after the war. I loved that it was easy to read and interesting as well. I was keeping expecting the main character to turn into John Wick or Taken and have the phrase I will find you and I will kill you. I mean the whole feeling of the book was kinda like that, but I got so surprised by the ending that I was like WHAT????? I mean the hints were there all along but chose not to see them.

The writing of the book was great, interesting, not tiring and to the point. Love a story when it involves very naturally and doesn't repeat. Also, I loved t…

Blackheath (The Blackheath Witches #1) by Gabriella Lepore Book Review

Hello Book addicts,

So I little history for this book, I bought it like a year ago because it seemed cool I read the tagline if you like secret circle sweep etc this is the book for you.  So I was like cool I will get that.

So I was reading another book and I got bored of it so I took a tiny break and read this book for a pick me up let's get back in the game.

Well, did I like this book?

Yes, I did like it. In fact, I got super excited because the main witches weren't women but male! Yay for that like finally; it is great to read a book where the circumstances are different.

All those weird vibes from the characters of the book made want to read it even more. I like that the author put some different details that you normally get with kinda books, I won't kiss and tell my dear readers because gonna mess the fun of this book.

I would have liked more exploration of the powers from the brothers more not just implying on them. Like more spell work. Also, the girl needed a lit…

Our Frail Disordered Lives by Mary M. Schmidt ARC Book Review

Hello, Bookworms,
I come with an interesting book here.  I was approached by the author to do a review of this horror book. So I did go into thinking it was going to a tradition horror book. But soon I was proved to be wrong.  For starters, I would like to say that I did not get scared or spooked; maybe a good thing for some but I was looking for some spookiness. Saying that my tolerance on getting scared is big( sort of).  I loved the characters, all of them even if I wanted to go into the book and punch some of them. I know very dramatic, but you know a book is good when you are so invested in the characters that you want to be part of it too. 
One thing, I want to say that I would have liked to see more is Lucifer and his minions, of course, more of the almighty Roach the demon that does all those things. I was fascinated by that side of the book and I felt I wanted more. Other than that loved that we had a variety of characters and their story arcs. 
I mean the human part they go…

#IFASummerChallenge Here is an exciting challenge my friends

Hello Book Gang,
I know I have been absent for a while I am afraid I hit the bottom floor with things to do. I lost all my inspiration to read, but know I am getting back on track. So I was asked if I would host this challenge into my blog and since I am a big fantasy fan I thought why not and I can suggest one of my favorite books to read.  Some free some not I try to put both in for all you book hoarders. 






#IFASummerChallenge Details:
The purpose of this is just to have fun and discover more amazing indie fantasy
authors! We are going to make this simple. There is no set reading list. Audiobooks also apply. Read whatever you want as long as it’s indie fantasy.


All you have to do is post what you're reading and your thoughts on the   book (without spoilers!) so the rest of us can discover more amazing   adventures!
The Challenge will go until September 20, 2018—last day of summer! We will be doing a
tiered winning system since not all readers read at the same   rate. Eg. A tier for the wi…

Bane (Sinners of Saint #4) by L.J. Shen Book Review

I was waiting for this book for ages and when it came out I resist like 20 days to buy it! I caved and oh boiii what it good!
I'd like to start that this book is by far my favourite! I loved the fact that it was so real ( I feel like I say that every time with her books I know so original) emotionally that is because the situation that Jesse was in was pretty shitty and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.  
I loved the banter and the sauciness of their affair. I might add made me feel like a teenager reliving groping and dry humping.  I am the anticipation is much sexier and builds to explosive awesomeness.   so yes it was good!  As far as the story goes it unfolded pretty great and the characters were ok too. I mean I get annoyed with asshole parents but someone has to play the part of a villain so the story can progress. 
Also would like to mention this book especially gave the world of Todos Santos ground to grow. The other books focus on other locations but here we see how th…

NetGalley Picks of the Week

Once in a Lifetime Do you really only get one shot at love? by Chrissie Manby Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder Paperbacks Romance Pub Date 09 Aug 2018 Description What if once in a lifetime happened twice? Dani Parker had grand plans for her life - but that was twenty-two years ago. Now she's a single mother still living in the quaint seaside town of Newbay, still working at the hotel where she got her first ever job. When she bumps into ex-boyfriend Nat, Dani wonders if this might be the start of something not-quite-new. But that's before she meets his fiancée . . . Dani's daughter Flossie is sixteen - so she knows best about everything, of course. And her new boyfriend Jed is all she could ever want in a man . . . right? Flossie's grandma Jane, a widow of fifteen years, firmly believes that lightning never strikes twice. So when she finds herself visiting Bill's pet shop a little more often than necessary, she refuses to believe that the L-word has anything to do with it. In a …

The Last Night Out by Catherine O'Connell ARC Book Review

Hello, Bookworms,

How is everyone going?

a week ago I was all for writing a bunch of reviews but I lost all internet and literally didn't have time to sleep. I have planned other reviews for you guys but for now, here you go this review is going up unscheduled because I loved the book!


OK for starters I would like to thank NetGalley and Severn House for my ARC of Catherine O’Connell’s novel The Last Night Out.

We start the book with the main person the narrator and she explains how everything started and slowly unfolding the story. I love the technique of revealing the end result and then slowly trying to unravel whats happening.

I was trying while I was reading to pinpoint who did kill Angie! I mean I was so certain at one point but boom I was shocked right in the end!

I liked the different point of views which is new for me I usually get tired and confused but to tell you it did help with the story to unfold.

The characters were compelling and I found them relatable even if the…

The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1) by J.R. Ward

This is a different J. R. WARD I got used the world of the black dagger brotherhood and suddenly I read a book that is so different that is refreshing. If you like soap operas then YES PLEASE READ THIS! ( YES I AM YELLING)  it was that good. I am a fan of drama series and generally without drama life is boring! of course, this book doesn't disappoint. We have a few different points of view and for some might be distressing Ward excelled it in it. It didn't feel tiresome and put a new dimension into the story. 
I mean this book is a new Dynasty but better! Oh, the drama! and the story is so interesting. I got so attached to this story that I felt sad and angry and all the feels. 
It is a very different story from her fantasy novels but worth to venture into that territory if you love drama, love, and richness with great compelling characters. 
here is the book, book-gang  The Bourbon Kings

Blog tour Bane L.J.SHEN

Bane, the highly-anticipated next standalone in the Sinners of Saint Series by L.J. Shen is LIVE BaneNaked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.Jesse CarterHot as hell, cold as ice.I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.Little does she know, I have the f****** teeth for it.
EXCERPTBane

Then.

A liar.

A con.

A…

Happy Pants Cafe by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Book Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Love concurs all

It was the cutest book ever... ah, love. .. can overcome everything. .. it was really funny as well... I love books where you can laugh out loud and have internal screams because is so good! This author knows how to write a good romance book😍




Bane, the highly-anticipated next standalone in the Sinners of Saint Blog Tour

Bane, the highly-anticipated next standalone in the Sinners of Saint Series by L.J. Shen is coming May 10th! Bane by L.J. ShenRelease Date: May 10thGenre: Contemporary RomanceCover Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA DesignPhotographer: Pavel LepikhinModel: Vadim IvanovBane Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud. Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living. Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled. Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently. Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies. Jesse Carter Hot as hell, cold as ice. I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap. She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time. She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal wi…

NetGalley Picks of the week

Hello, Bookworms, There is the time to write about the books I have been obsessing about, in NetGalley so here are some books I think worth mentioning about! 



Mirage (Mirage #1)by

Synopsis : 
In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and…

Irina's Eye by H.W. Freedman Book Review

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN OPEN AND HONEST REVIEW.

I had such high expectations of this book. I hate to say it but I was disappointed. The story started strong and had a lot of promising but towards the middle, it kinda lost its focus. I felt it was like an autobiography. The main character it seemed pretty humane like in the real world "humane". In the story, you went back and forth with timelines and slowly was revealed the future/past. I think it would have worked better if you went with one timeline past to future.
Also the main character Vaclav did some things to survive which it made his character real but the way he treated women and his relationship with women was weird.

I would have preferred if Irina's eye was supernatural but I am afraid it was not. The whole story with her didn't add up. I felt it was slapped together right in the end. It did take me a long time to finish it because I felt the story wasn&#…

The Librarian's Vampire Assistant (The Librarian's Vampire Assistant #1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Book Review

Hello, Bookworms, 

I am here yet again with another book review!  You may ask how did I discover this book, well I got roped in by a Facebook ad.  Can you believe it? I became a victim of Facebook ads now. 
Anyway, Let's get to the review!  First of all, I bought this book because I thought it was a romance but as I said before in my previous post I keep going into books thinking it's something else and the book is always like

and I am oh ok I think this better than I thought! So the main theme of the book is suspense/mystery. Which is excellent. I thought the book was refreshing because in all ridicules of this books it actually made sense. I thought also this book was hilarious. It is rare to read a book and give you chuckles. Writing about it makes me want to laugh. The comedy aspect of the book is great in fact it put a lot of dimension into it. The characters were entertaining but I loved the different characters and for once our main character is a man!  How great is th…

NetGalley Picks of the week

Hello, Bookworms,
I thought I will branch out and talk about books more not just reviews. So here I am sharing books that caught my attention in NetGalley.

Title:A Touch of Gold Author: Annie Sullivan
Synopsis: 
Gold is wealth. Wealth is power. Power is a curse.
King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.
Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury dep…
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