It’s release week for Bad Boys After Dark: Mick by Melissa Foster, the first in a new sexy series! I am so excited to share this new contemporary romance with you!! Grab your copy today, and check out the exclusive excerpt Melissa is sharing it!
The tag line is “These Royals will ruin you” They aren’t lying.
Two days after reading and I still have my mind firmly planted in a teenage angst filled world where money dictates your place in prep school hierarchy. SO much decadence and power at a young age breeds a cunning ruthlessness that’s beyond the normal. It’s like J.R. Ward’s Bourbon Kings: the teenage years.
We get a dual POV and I am so happy about this I can’t contain it. Reed. Oh my Reed. Having his perspective in the final moment of Paper Princess is a brilliant way to start off the Broken Prince. Immediate knowledge is what the rabid fans need after the cliffhanger ending we were smacked with before.
Spoilers? Nope. Not getting them from me. But I will give you some bullets points.
A Royal on his knees
A few jaw-dropping secrets revealed
Laugh out loud moments abound
Eyes opening and starting to see
Shock and awe
That’s it. No more. Do yourself a favor: go in blind, don’t read spoilers, don’t ask too many questions, and try not to ruin it for yourself. That’s the best part about book crack like this. It leaves you breathless, angry, appalled, and beaten. It also keeps you coming back for more. And I’m a glutton for this kind of read.
From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.
Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.
What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.
Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.
She might be right.
Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.
Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…
Nothing will ever be the same again.
Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing.
If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts and free short stories on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series.
The Rock Kiss books are all stand alone and can be read in any order.
Tanja- I had the absolute pleasure of reading an ARC of Broken Prince by Erin Watt. I feel just as I did after reading book one Paper Princess. CRAZY ADDICTED! Such good book crack. If you haven't started this series yet do yourself a favor and jump in. I have compmany coming this weekend so the reading will be light next week. I have started Dragon in the Blood by Juliette Cross. Another fantastic series I just can't get enough of.
Kat - Ever have one of those weeks where you've just been in a total book funk? Well, that was me this week. Nothing really hit the spot! :( BUT, this morning I woke up and found an ARC copy of ONE by Jewel E. Ann in my kindle and my book world all of sudden got very bright and shiny! I'm so stinkin' excited about this book! If you haven't read the Jack & Jill series yet by Jewel E. Ann you are truly missing out. Here is a link to book One which is currently FREE! http://tinyurl.com/jk8u6yv
I am a BETA reader for the lovely Amanda Dick. I am currently reading her newest creation: In the Shadow of Satellites... and OMG... it is so good. I can't wait to share this book with all of you in August. :) Have a lovely weekend everyone!
I'm so excited to share with you a new release coming from one of my favorite authors! Dianne's Duvall's Phantom Embrace will be available at eBook retailers everywhere on June 28th! This is an exciting and captivating novella set in the world of the Immortal Guardians and I can't wait for you to read it!
In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.
On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever. Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.
That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.
Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly? Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.
compelling and filled with complex emotions. I think that pretty well sums
up One True Loves for me. After a bit of a rough start, I
found myself oddly unable to put this down. I am filled with a range of emotion
after reading this. I felt like Emma: taken in, yet irritated at
times; drawn in, yet confused. I guess that’s exactly what a good book should
be. I’m not sure.
let’s get to it. It begins with a family at dinner. Emma, her parents, her sister,
and her fiancé. Shortly after this Emma receives a call from her husband, who
until now she thought had died in a helicopter crash. As she spirals into an
emotional abyss we are transported back to how they met, fell in love, and
started a life together. The first 10-15%of the book is where I had some
issues. We spend way too much time waxing on about area codes and languishing
about trying on jeans, and I may have shelved this one for a bit.
to my surprise and delight, once I did get going again and was brought back
into the “now” of the story I was hooked. How do you choose between two
different yet powerful loves? The dichotomy and anguish of Emma’s position is
heartbreaking and overwhelming. I teared up many times while reading. Both
Jesse and Sam are good men who love her dearly. Neither deserve to be hurt, but
this is their situation and they all must figure out what’s for the best.
all was said and done, I do wish more time was taken in the events of the plot.
I think a long weekend isn’t anywhere near enough time to understand, realize,
and comprehend the many years that have passed and the personal changes that
have become reality. But that’s just me wanting more I guess.
who… a bumpy start with an emotionally charged ending. Totally recommend for a
Action and adrenaline with a magical kick! LOVED IT! Instant heart pounding action filled drama as soon as you open the book. Casey is running from Hell Hounds and being inside her head just adds to the desperate need to find cover and get away in one of the best sequences of events I’ve ever read in the genre. It gives the reader a whiplash type of opening that will have you doing a one sit binge read. Damian will be the first of the sorcerer Nick Katsaros’s warriors to be discovered and brought back into the fold. His skills as a battle expert and practical assessment of all things warlike will help him in acclimate to the new world he has emerged into. With Casey, the fierce modern day female warrior by his side, there is nothing he can’t do. Casey has always suspected that things aren’t exactly what they seem, and she would be right. Although completely aware of the magic that flows within objects. she hasn’t really known the extent of the destruction it can cause. She has a job to do and she’s hoping the distraction of warrior Damian won’t hold her up. I am beyond excited about this new series from D.B. Reynolds. An instant favorite in the PNR world. With a wonderfully sweet set up for book two I cannot wait to continue for more of this world. 5 STARS *ARC provided by ImaJinn Books/BelleBooks via Netgalley Top Pick for Summer 2016
It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone, their freedom resting on nearly impossible conditions. Until . . .
Damian Stephanos honed his skills in battles fought with magic as much as swords. Caught by a deadly spell that left him trapped for centuries in darkness and obscurity, he is finally freed, only to discover that his enemy still lives. Determined to find him—and to free his brothers in arms—he first must fulfill his blood debt to the woman who released him from his torment. Unfortunately, being so close to this enticing female is another type of torment altogether . . . Cassandra “Casey” Lewis is a hunter. Possessing the rare ability to sense magic, she spends most of her time shadowing arcane collectors, and more often than not, stealing the dangerous artifacts she pursues. Her job is risky, especially when she’s stealing from one of the most powerful sorcerers alive. But having a gorgeous warrior by her side is a definite bonus. He’s great in a fight . . . and in other places, too.
Following a trail of dead bodies, the two of them must join forces to track down the sorcerer who cursed Damian, and who now plans to turn an ordinary magical device into a deadly weapon. Risking everything, including their hearts, they’re about to discover that trusting each other might be the hardest thing of all.
Q & A with Author D.B. Reynolds
1. What do you want people to know about Damian?
First, that he survived the most horrific torture imaginable and came out of it with all of his compassion and humanity intact. He’s smart and strong, with a wonderful sense of the ridiculous. And the people he loves are more important to him than anyone or anything else. 2. What made you decide to give Nick Katsaros and his warriors their own series?
I knew from the beginning that Nick was going to be something more than just Cyn’s occasional lover. Once I fixed on the idea of his Stone Warriors, I started writing their universe and histories, and I’m so glad to finally be able to share their stories.
3. Does any music inspire your writing process? If so, what?
I love music, and while I can’t write with music on (it’s too distracting) I’m frequently inspired to write a particular scene by the mood or emotion of certain lyrics. And while I have favorite groups, like Linkin Park, Maroon Five, or The Fray, or singer/composers like Leonard Cohen, my playlist is filled with one or two songs from a wide variety of performers that includes almost every genre of music.
4. Will we see any of the characters from Vampires in America in the Stone Warriors series?
There’s a reference to vampires in Damian, because Nick is off with Cyn and Raphael when the events of Damian first begin. Right now, I don’t plan any other crossovers between the two series, but anything can happen.
5. Favorite wine and favorite chocolate :)
Favorite wine is a good California Cabernet; favorite chocolate is dark, but not so dark that it’s bitter.
D. B. Reynolds is the RT
Award-winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance,
and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives with her husband of
many years in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she’s not writing
her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else’s. Visit her blog
at www.dbreynolds.com for
details on all of her books, for free stories and more.
Wow, just wow. I don’t even know where to begin. I just
finished an all day binge read and I am sitting here in a glow.This book will grip both Nan lovers and
haters. The insight into her maniacal mind is refreshing in a
way I never expected.I mean, let’s get
real here; those that are hurt the most tend to lash out the fiercest. Nan is
no exception to that life rule.
But what starts as one relationship turns into another. I
refuse to give spoilers. Refuse. And if you are a fan, please don’t seek them
out. It is so worth the wait. It’s often told that a strong fierce woman needs
a domineering man. Well ladies, hang on to your underoos cause this is gonna be
a bumpy ride! As I said no spoilers from me, so take from
that what you will.
I am just thrilled to see Nan finally have her own HEA, and
it comes in a way that only Nan would have it: hard, fast, and all consuming.
Tanja - It has been a heck of a week book friends. In all honesty I didn't read much. I spent time with my family and took a moment to recenter. I am excited to jump back into a book this weekend with Idol by Kristen Callihan though. Words bring me peace. Have a great weekend everyone.
Kat - It's been a good book week for me this week. I finally got around to reading the new book by Claudia Connor called Worth it All. One word: AMAZING!! I also devoured a book called The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor. It was just one of those books that just touched me in all the right places! I love it when that happens. It had some amazing butterfly imagery and I LOVE butterflies so yes, it was a lovely journey. Here is a butterfly for all of you! ;)
We are both enjoying our brand new book club! Just giving way books, hanging out and sharing book love with fellow authors, readers and bloggers! Right now we are giving away a BookWorm box donated by the very generous Colleen Hoover!
To enter just join our Book Babblers group on Facebook, find the post and leave a comment!