ARC Reviews

21/10/2017

EVIL AWAKENED (The Kiche Chronicles # 1) by J.M. LeDuc. Native American/Urban Fantasy/Young Adult Release Tour & Excerpt.

EVIL AWAKENED
The Kiche Chronicles, book 1
by J.M. LeDuc

We Were Ghosts (The Secret Life Of A Survivor) by Tabitha Barret. YA Romance Blog Tour.


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When Alicia meets the new guy in school, there is something about the mischievous look in his eyes that implies he's breaking the rules by talking to her. It's the rule abused kids live by - don't let anyone into your life. Don't let them see the real you.

She and Zack both have secret lives that only the other can understand. They suffer in silence, afraid that no one will believe them. Can their love for one another help free them from their turbulent lives, if only for a few minutes at a time? Together, can they find the courage and strength to escape from their hidden world of lies and deception in order to live normal lives?

Content warnings: This is story is meant to inspire hope in abused teens and young adults, though there are a number of traumatic scenes of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Some scenes may be disturbing for readers.



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Excerpt:

Turning my head at a noise next to me, I ignored the fallen pencil and locked onto the blue eyes that were smiling apologetically at me less than six inches from my arm.  Zack’s smile was something poets took years to describe in poems as they tried to capture the innocence mixed with a hint of mischief.  I completely forgot about my wall of silence as I turned my body toward him, unable to resist his playful grin.
I think my mouth must have fallen open because I suddenly started coughing as I choked on nothing but air.
The rest of the class turned to see if they needed to administer CPR or call for the paramedics.  Even Scott raised his eyebrow at me.  “Do you need water, Alicia?  You can run to the water fountain if you need to,” he said, motioning to the hallway.  His voice sounded somewhere between amused and annoyed.  I was convinced that Scott was gay, though he did everything within his power to hide it from the Catholic School Administration.  It would have been frowned upon by the church, though Scott seemed to be liked by the other teachers.
I nodded my head, trying to remember what it was like to breathe normally.  I made it the hallway as fast as my Rockports could carry me.  My sensible walking shoes got me to the water fountain and I drained half of the water supply before I came up for air.  In an unladylike move, I wiped my mouth from my elbow to my wrist on my navy pullover sweater.  When I was able to move air through my windpipe without keeling over, I threw my hip into the nearest locker and leaned my head against it.  I suddenly realized why I had put up the frost wall to keep Zack out and why I had nearly swallowed my lungs.  I could never have Zack, even if I wished for it on every birthday candle.
I slunk back into the room and ignored the snickers from the two senior girls in the front row.  I pulled my skirt against the backs of my legs and I tried to sit quietly as the wood rubbed against the metal contraption they dubbed a desk.  Scott had forgotten about my interruption had moved on to helping someone who had a finger cut off by a jigsaw.  The vast majority of the room was grumbling about the graphic photos in the textbook and asking questions about how much ice was needed to keep the finger cold.  The morbid kids were busy doodling little squirts of blood around the hand.
Zack, however, was staring at a blank section of desk.  His book was open and he was on the correct page, but he seemed like he was three states away.  I knew how he felt.  It was like that for me most days.
Curiosity tugged at me and I was forced to look at him again.  He was hunched over on his forearms and his feet were tucked away on either side of the desk.  He looked like a normal, bored student, but there was something about his expression that made him stand out from everyone else.  His smile had vanished and he almost looked worried about something as he glanced up at the clock.  I was sad when the bell rang, signaling that I had run out of time to look at Zack for the day.
Grabbing my purse from behind my chair, I absently watched Zack pick up his books.  I opened my mouth to speak though I hadn’t completely formed the words in my brain.  “If you want to avoid Heather, I would use the stairs in the middle of the school.  It will take you a little longer to get to the lockers, but I mostly see her, or rather, ignore her, coming up the stairs on this side of the building.”  I regretted the sound that came from my throat instantly.
He frowned at me like I was a lunatic and then suddenly a blindly gorgeous smile crept across his lips.  Before I knew what I was doing, I was smiling too, though I probably looked high.  He nodded and gave a small chuckle.  “Thanks for the advice.  I like your escape plan better than the one I came up with,” he said, looking at my face instead of the floor, the wall, or the speck of dust on the heater behind me.  “I was planning on either jumping out the window and making a break for the parking lot or climbing onto the desk and crawling through the ceiling until I made my way to the roof.”
The sparkle in his eyes showed that hint of mischief I had seen earlier.  I stupidly shrugged and nodded, unable to reply.  By the time he made it to the door, I had my witty reply all ready, but of course, it was too late.  He looked over his shoulder at me and pointed in the direction of the main staircase.  I nodded with a stupid grin on my face.


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Tabitha Barret is an Award Winning Multi-Genre Romance author who graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English.  She married the guy from her Creative Writing class and together had two amazing children.  They live together in a quiet town in New Jersey with their four insane dogs. 

She is currently working on her RH Paranormal Romance series, The Third Throne, as well as a number of other books that are warring in her head.

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20/10/2017

Up To Bat (The Diamond Series #1) by Maggie Jane Schuler. NA Romance Blog Tour & 2 X $10 G.Cs. Giveaway.

Title: Up To Bat
Series: The Diamond Series Book One
Author: Maggie Jane Schuler
Genre: NA Romance 
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Cover Designer: Mr @ Maggie Jane Schuler



"I love this book. It's sweet, sexy, funny, and full of surprises." --By Lindsey Kramer/ Shakespeare's Wench Book Blog

"I read a heart pounding, exciting suspenseful story filled with mystery, and I still have a ton of questions." --Jennifer Pierson: The Power of Three Readers
"Ms. Schuler has a unique writing voice that caught my attention right away. There is...an intelligence and something else about her style..." --Lizzy L.

I’ve planned well, studied hard, and dreamed of my future. It keeps me alive, ignoring the things from my painful past. The thing about life is that it can throw a curveball into your path that you can’t anticipate, and plan accordingly.
But life’s cruel. It offers both good and bad, and no time for the right reaction.
My junior year of college should be one of the best but my chance run-in with a loner freshman that harbors deep secrets soon pulls me into her mysterious world. Unfortunately, her omissions of truth find me in a dangerous place.
Then, I meet Blake Angel. He is one of those curveballs of life…easy on the eyes, and every time we touch, sparks fly. But I can't. I won’t. I have a game plan, a play-by-play for my future.
Before I realize it, everything has changed. The hidden secrets and lies only confuse me more. Worse, I may not be able to save myself, Samantha Sawyer, from those that now hunt me—and I have no idea why.
Maggie Jane Schuler is a wife, mother of three almost-grown children, and teacher by day. While she has always loved to read, the thought of writing her own prose did not strike until she was in the middle of writing her Master’s Thesis. From that point on she was hooked. She Resides in Southern California. Besides the family and books, she loves baseball. Since the Dodgers, Angels, and Padres are all within a short distance, and the Giants and Athletics a nice weekend jaunt away, she’s got plenty of games to take in during the season. Additionally, she enjoys cooking, movies, the beach, and the local mountains. She’s most content being with her family engaged in whatever activity they have planned.
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Enthrall Sessions by Vanessa Fewings. Erotic Romance, Series Cover Reveal. & Giveaway.



Enthrall Sessions 

by Vanessa Fewings 

Cover Reveal

 Genre: Erotic Romance 

Cover Designer: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Enthrall (Book 1):

 
This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.

Mia Lauren is a single, twenty-one-year old working in a West Hollywood art store who dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. When an unexpected offer arises to work at Enthrall, L.A.'s premier fetish club for the wealthy, Mia accepts. It's a salary beyond her wildest imagination.

Mia becomes the secretary to the club's assistant director, blond and broody Richard Booth. Richard is not only one of L.A.'s most beautiful and wealthiest men, he is also the club's senior dominant. Mia is both drawn and terrified when he reveals flashes of his white-hot passion, threatening an unbound pleasure like no other. She knows her attraction may be her undoing, but the spellbinding feelings render her powerless to resist his advances.

What Mia cannot know is that Enthrall's dashing founder and director thirty-year-old Cameron Cole, who is also the club's psychiatrist, has lured Mia to save his best friend and patient Richard from his obsession with thrill seeking. Cameron masterfully sets up sexy scenarios to ensure the collision of Richard and Mia, hoping that love will save him.

However, despite Cameron's noble intentions, he also finds himself enticed by Mia's haunting innocence. Passion and pleasure stir, forming a dangerous love triangle. This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.
 

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Enthrall Her (Book 2):
 
This is the escalation of the forbidden. This is the power of Enthrall.

Deemed too feisty to train. Too defiant to dominate. Mia's journey into the world of the forbidden takes its next step.

Richard Booth, her master, must make the crucial decision...let her go or give her over to the only man who can her truly subjugate her, Cameron Cole, Director of both Enthrall and the preeminent BDSM manor Chrysalis, and a connoisseur of the dark arts. Cameron's gift with shaping blossoming submissives will ensure Mia reaches her potential, a destination that may take her too far.

Mia's choices will lead her to places both within and without that she never dreamed possible.

But when her training is complete, will Cameron be able to return her to Richard, or will her transformation have bewitched him beyond repair?
 

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Enthrall Him (Book 3):
 
This is the reward of the forbidden. This is the ecstasy of Enthrall.

Billionaire Cameron Cole is the one in control. He makes the decisions of both pleasures and punishments. He is the ultimate master.

Owner of L.A.’s preeminent BDSM clubs, Cameron has yet to relinquish the all encompassing control of his submissive, twenty-one year old Mia Lauren.

Mia’s training unlocks a maelstrom of passion. A powerful connection. An unpredictable result. Her uninhibited journey intensifies by the day, but there are new complications on the horizon.

A powerful rival of Cameron’s has emerged with a relentless desire to make Mia his own. Lance Merrill has the means and the will to take what he believes is his and bring down an empire in the process.

Mia is taken by Cameron to London for her protection. Her obedience will be tested in ways she could not have foreseen. Richard Sheppard, her former master, has decided it’s time to take her back. Will Cameron give her over?

Or will the choice be hers?

In the rousing third novel of the renowned Enthrall Sessions, author Vanessa Fewings guides her readers through the uncharted territories of raw passion into the most heated corners of the human heart.

This is true obsession. This is the time for Mia to Enthrall Him.
 

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Enthrall: Cameron’s Control (Book 4):
 
Passion has a price. Fortune has a fate.

In the realms of business and pleasure, Cameron Cole is a billionaire without equal. In the boardroom and the bedroom, Cameron quite simply dominates.

One woman has pierced his infamous armor and unexpectedly seized his heart. Her reward? Everything a submissive could desire: A master’s total protection, unconditional love, and a ceaseless romance that continues to transform her by the day. 
Cameron demands complete submission, and he will get it.

He has everything a man could want. Everything a woman desires. But every master is put to the test.

Cameron’s arrives in the form of a past love. The woman who once suffered immeasurably when he refused to marry her, now seeks revenge. If she can’t lay claim to Cameron, no one can.

This woman is dangerous. She has secrets. Secrets about his current submissive. About those close to him. Secrets that could destroy everything he’s worked so hard to achieve.

The choice will have to be made: business or love? The rule of an empire? Or the heart of a woman?

Cameron’s Control in the first novella in the acclaimed erotic romance series The Enthrall Sessions by Vanessa Fewings.

With this new story, Fewings continues to expand the seductive world that has captivated readers around the globe, a collection that includes the three novels Enthrall, Enthrall Her, and Enthrall Him.

Cameron Cole has returned… and he’s waiting for you.
 

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Enthrall: Cameron’s Contract (Book 5):

Enemies swirl. Boundaries break. Love shatters.

The master is being challenged like never before, but those who claw for his possessions will feel his wrath. Billionaire Cameron Cole is a man without equal. For his true wealth is his intellect.

Words bind, and once ink soaks paper, lives change.

With Cameron’s Contract, the second novella in the bestselling Enthrall Sessions, author Vanessa Fewings raises the stakes and deepens the passion for a world renowned psychiatrist and his beloved submissive.
 

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Enthrall: Richard’s Reign (Book 6):

RICHARD'S REIGN is book six in the USA TODAY Bestselling ENTHRALL SESSIONS by Vanessa Fewings.

This is his story.

Richard Booth is the senior dominant at the elite BDSM club Enthrall, a thrill-seeking bad boy with an insatiable appetite for dangerous sports and disciplining submissives. His signature brand of wielding pleasure and pain has spread through whispers in Hollywood.

Andrea Buckingham is a young, gorgeous, rising actress on the verge of tackling the movie role of a lifetime, but the strains of a celebrity lifestyle and the relentless demands of a fierce filmmaker threaten to extinguish her rising star.

Andrea pleads to Richard for a salvation from her troubles that only he can provide. But is she too lost to be found? Too fractured to be fixed?

Vanessa Fewings plunges her readers into new depths of passion.
 

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Enthrall Secrets (Book 7):

ENTHRALL SECRETS tells the long-awaited story of Scarlet Winters, the infamous, fiery dominatrix from the exclusive Los Angeles BDSM club Enthrall.

The Obsession of the Forbidden. The promise of salvation. 

That was his offer. If I surrendered completely. I’d be rewarded with nothing less than my very own salvation. 

And I needed it. Quite simply, I was drowning until billionaire Danton Belfort swept me up into his world. 

His unmatched reputation for mastering submissives was legendary. His methods cruel, yet beautiful. Commanding, yet delicate. He was willing to do whatever it took to reach beyond my veil of pain and ensure a transformation that would render me reborn as the most dazzling of dominatrixes. 

If the process didn’t obliterate me. 

All I had to do was survive. Survive him. Survive myself.
 

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Enthrall Climax (Book 8):
 
The unforgettable romance of Mia and Cameron is hotter than ever.

Mia Lauren is set to become the wife of powerful billionaire Cameron Cole. A lifetime of realized dreams and fulfilled desires lay ahead...but their entire world is about to come crashing down.

An intimate betrayal fractures Cameron’s empire, springing forth new threats from every direction. Everything is at risk. Everyone is in danger. Before Mia and Cameron can relish the rewards of the journey, they must survive its climax.

Some passions live forever.
 

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Vanessa Fewings is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the ENTHRALL SESSIONS. 

THE CHASE is the first in her sizzling new romantic trilogy from HQN Books followed by THE GAME. The third book in the series THE PRIZE will be released in June 2018. 

  Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA. 

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband. 

  For more info on Vanessa:  VanessaFewings.com  

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