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Shattered Fears by Anna Edwards

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Second chances and honey sandwiches…..

This is the fourth in the Glacial Blood series and Zain has got to be one of my most favourite series characters… he is a bear-shifter with two loves….Isobel, the young woman he left behind five years earlier to protect both her and his own secret, and honey sandwiches..

The alternative universe continues to fascinate and shock…. the series deals with topics of prejudice and intolerance and this particular storyline is no exception…..the evil machinations of Nuka notch up another gear supported by a number of other sinister, power crazed and damaged individuals who are willing to kidnap, torture and even murder to achieve their aims… but whilst the darker themes and serious messages are there, this is not a heavy read.. there is plenty of humour and banter between the characters, in particular amongst the members of the Glacial Blood Pack and the friends and family who align themselves with them, providing lighter moments……

Whilst each book focuses on a different couple the underlying storyline continues as a thread throughout… power struggles, betrayal, fear and loss are all there… but at the heart there is a disparate and quirky pack of magical men and women bound by loyalty and love who are ready to fight to protect their very own special brand of family.. this is a bittersweet, second chance paranormal romance, and I loved it….

~Sheena

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[Review] Legacy of Submission by Anna Edwards

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“Welcome, ladies, the next few weeks will decide your future. But before all that, let me introduce you to my son, Nicholas. To one of you, he’ll be a future husband. To the rest, a nightmare who will haunt your dreams for whatever time you have left.”

Born into privilege, Victoria Hamilton has endured a life of opulent captivity. Disallowed to associate with any men outside her kin, she ventures beyond her gilded cage vicariously, through the art books she adores and the adventures of her dear friend, Tamara. Nevertheless, this staid existence has left her naïve and wildly unprepared when Victoria is finally allowed to debut into society…a debut unlike any other, with no place for the weak.

The arrogantly debauched Nicholas Cavendish, Earl of Lullington, knows he must marry on his thirtieth birthday to inherit his controlling father’s dukedom. The five women selected for him will undergo depraved trials no genteel woman should ever be made to suffer. But for Nicholas, what begins as a means to an end quickly becomes a matter of the heart, thanks to one woman—the brave, beautiful and achingly innocent Victoria.

Sentiment and secrecy make for poor bedfellows, with the Cavendish family legacy being the biggest, most dangerous secret of all. And despite all she’s endured to win her place by his side, Victoria may find Nicholas is truly the one in need of saving.

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Unnerving, dark and suspenseful….

And what a legacy the main characters of this dark and shocking tale have to encounter and endure…. this was a deliciously wicked book, which managed to perfectly balance – cruelty, avarice and depravity with humour, selflessness and an unexpected love story..

The author has a wonderful imagination, creating a diverse mix of characters: some kind and generous, some despicable and murderous; mostly they are flawed; and all are multifaceted and believable… the protagonists are the worthy stars: she is a strong willed but naive young woman and he is a powerful and driven man…both are frustrating at times and both show courage and loyalty, but neither has control over their destiny, and their future, and that of the others caught up in their world, is a precarious and an uncertain one…

This is an unnerving and suspenseful romance; I was captivated by the the main characters’ stories and whilst the book ends without a cliffhanger there are clearly many more individuals who will be faced with equally daunting and deadly challenges in the coming instalments..I look forward to reading more…

~Sheena

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Controlling Disgrace by Anna Edwards

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Synopsis

Colette Fisher is the woman who was responsible for James North’s beating so we should hate her, yes? As with all of the Control Series all is not what it seems though.

She’s suffered oppression for many years; she’s ashamed of her sexual desires and fears what will happen if she embraces them. Can Michael give her the strength she needs to be the woman she was born she aspires to?

Michael is mourning the loss of his wife of ten years after tragedy struck. They were childhood sweethearts, and he doesn’t know if he’ll ever be able to move forward with his life. That is until he meets Colette.

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Loved it…

I love it when an author creates a world and populates it with a group of original and believable characters whose lives are intertwined; I love it even more when, whether or not they are the focus of the particular story or simply on the periphery, the reader continues to be given glimpses of these characters’ world and the lives that they continue to lead…The Control series is such a series, following a group of men and women who have connections through family or friendship… Colette and Michael who feature in this short story are two characters who though tenuously connected to the main players are still part of the whole experience…

Both the protagonists are damaged from past events but are brought together by a common acquaintance…this is slightly darker than the rest of the series but sensitively deals with loss and with the subject of abuse at the hands of those who should know and be better…. I loved the premise of this novella and although short in length the plot and character development does not suffer as a consequence..

This book can be read as a standalone…but be warned once you step into this world of control you will want to read more….

~Sheena (5/5)

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Fallen For Shame by Anna Edwards

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Synopsis

Teagan Holland left her old pack under a cloud of prejudice. Her breed, an Asiatic wild dog, considered nothing but vermin. But as the Glacial Blood Pack are about to find out she is one the kindest people they will ever meet. The accident prone dog also has a strength within her that will be needed to help stave off the now homeless Nuka Lincoln’s attempts at revenge. Will she regret taking this job?

Tyler Quinn has been a fighter for the pack since he was eighteen. He is mysterious, and nobody knows that much about why he joined them. All they do know is that he is a fantastic cook and a bit of a computer geek. Behind the man he portrays is a secret that threatens to send him on a path that he thought he had left behind. Will the white powder be his downfall?

Fallen for Shame is the third book in the highly recommended Glacial Blood Series by the author Anna Edwards. It is set in a paranormal world full of drama, suspense and great love affairs. Plus it features a secret that must never be told for fear of the consequences.

A family isn’t always blood; it’s the people that accept you for who you are.

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A fabulous, paranormal must read…….

The Glacial Blood Series just goes from strength to strength…this is a fabulously detailed imagined world where shifters and other magical beings exist, unbeknownst to their human counterparts….

The Glacial Blood shifter pack is made up of a group of disparate men and women with varying gifts and talents…Teagan, a wild dog shifter, is a relatively new member. I love her generosity of spirit and positive attitude towards life., not to mention her aptitude for clumsiness which leads to some very funny moments. Tyler, a grey wolf shifter, is attracted to this happy go lucky character but he has demons in his past that are about to be resurrected in the most devastating manner. Tyler is everything a smart, strong, sexy leading man should be until he isn’t….

Fallen For Shame is a really thrilling new addition to this set of paranormal books; I love it when a series continues to tell the ongoing story of the characters previously encountered in earlier installments and this one does exactly that…the members of the pack are a true band of brothers and sisters and their interactions are filled with the camaraderie and loyalty only to be expected of such a close knit company…I loved them all..

This book is full of suspense, humour not to mention plenty of sexual chemistry between Teagan and Tyler which leads to some super hot encounters……set at a perfect pace this is has everything the genre demands and then some… I was given an ARC of this book from the author.

~Sheena (5/5)

Weekly Releases

Weekly Releases (October 16th, 2017)

Fighting the Lies by Anna Edwards

Fighting the Lies eCover v72dpi-1The cage door closes on Emma Bryant’s freedom after she is arrested for a brutal murder that she did not commit. The tough-talking lioness knows the penalty she faces is death. Can she repel all of the lies in order to survive?

Scott Frazier is always the joker. Beneath the golden lion’s mane is hidden a secret that just might save the woman he’s known to be his future mate since the first time he saw her. The blood of kings runs through him. Will he make the ultimate sacrifice to save the one he loves?

Fighting the Lies is the sequel to The Touch of Snow; the paranormal romance that had non-readers converting to the genre. It continues the story of the Glacial Blood pack as they strive to save a member from the horrific position she finds herself in. But the story isn’t that simple, not when Nuka Lincoln is around, and an impending storm threatens the world as they know it. The Glacial Blood world is full of intrigue, suspense and kick arse fights. It also features a secret that should remain untold.

A family isn’t always blood; it’s the people in your life that accept you for what you are.

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In Too Deep by Jordan Marie

In Too DeepI did a bad thing.

I did a really bad thing.

I’m not a bad person, I swear. I just made a few mistakes.

Mistake number one was agreeing to rent my hotel out to an insufferable a**hole, named Aden Smith­.

Mistake number two was ignoring his threats to sue me when he handed over a list of items he deemed “unacceptable”.

Mistake number three was diving into the pool to save his life when he fell. It would have been less complicated to hide his body.

When the hospital refuses to let me know how he is, I panic.

Claiming to be his wife might be my biggest mistake yet—especially when he believes me!

He might have been the one drowning, but I’m sinking in a bed of lies, going down fast—and there’s not a rescue in sight.

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Dirty Rich One Night Stand by Lisa Renee Jones

Dirty Rich One Night StandDIRTY, RICH ONE NIGHT STAND.

That’s all it was supposed to be. Her. Him. Pleasure. And then a fast goodbye. He’s a stranger. And yet, he’s not. She knows him even though he doesn’t know her.

He’s the powerful attorney, now world-renowned after coming off the trial of a century which was publicized across the country. And I’m one of the reporters that sat in his courtroom.

I watched him, studied him, got to know him from afar which isn’t hard since I know his exact brand of confidence, arrogance, and wealth.

I know his type. I’ve dated his type. Which is why when I happen to come face to face with him, when sparks fly and heat simmers between us, I know what happens if I say “yes” to Reese Summer.

I know he’ll taste like sin and sex, even before he kisses me.

I know he’ll feel like pleasure and passion, even before he touches me.

I know he’ll demand more than I wants to give, and yet, because I dare to give myself to him, the result will be deliciously hot.

I know that I will not leave his bed without being utterly, completely sated.

And I know that I will leave the next morning anyway.

And so, I do.

And so, he follows.

And as chase begins my question becomes: Is Reese Summer THE one or is he really just a dirty, arrogant lie that should have stayed a one night stand?

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Illusions of Evil by Lily White

Illusions of EvilCONFESS.

It’s what he said to me across his altar, what he demanded so that I would be pure.

In the moment he blessed me with his virtue, I was no longer the woman I’d once been.

I was Eve.

His light.

His salvation.

His bridge to Heaven’s gate.

I failed him because my faith was not strong enough.

He punished me for not giving in.

Resisting temptation is never easy.

Not when his hands, his teeth, his heat and hunger were the greatest of my sins.

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Weekly Summary (9th October 2017)

Accidental Man Whore by Katherine Stevens

84d22177-803c-4329-ad17-af964443ec1aBen Wright isn’t an escort.

Except when he is.

All he wants is to make some extra money to pay off his dad’s medical bills. He never intended to be tied to beds while making the Benjamins.

Miryam Wexler never intended to be dumped by her fiancé before their wedding.

But she was.

Now all she wants is to put her life back together and not tell her grandmother about her humiliation.

He needs money and she needs a stand-in fiancé. They can help each other, if they don’t kill each other first. Two people with double lives equals four times the chaos and four times the comedy.

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Tempt the Playboy by Natasha Madison

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noun
a wealthy man who spends his time enjoying himself, especially one who behaves irresponsibly or is sexually promiscuous.
Synonyms: socialite, pleasure seeker.

Noah
I have it all, money, looks, and any woman I want.
Till I meet her and my universe is knocked on its ass and she wants nothing to do with me.

Kaleigh
My motto: never date the same man twice. I have less chance of breaking my heart that way.
Till my eyes land on the only man I’ll break my rule for.

She thinks she can run. That I’ll let her get away.

He thinks he can handle a woman like me.
He has no idea.

A man who has it all needs one thing and one thing only. A temptress.

Watch me Tempt the Playboy.

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Sick Fux by Tillie Cole

sickWhen Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.

The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.

Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.

Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.

As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.

With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.

One at a time.

Each one more deadly than the last.

Tick Tock.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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Secrets of Betrayal by L.K. Shaw

IMG_3732-1Betray (verb): to deliver to an enemy by treachery

Sold to a sex trafficker by her drug-dealing boyfriend, Phebe Lawson possessed first-hand knowledge of the secrets of betrayal. She’d given up all hope. Her life no longer held any meaning. She would have wished for death to come and take her away, except, she knew wishes were wasted on people like her. Until the day he entered her life. He was a beacon of light in the bleakness she called existence. His arrival sparked a longing inside her that, maybe, hope wasn’t a useless emotion after all.

Heal (verb): to make sound or whole

Donovan Jeffries was the charming one. The flirty, social Dom of the local BDSM club, Eden. He thought he’d found the perfect submissive. Until she betrayed him with another. He closed himself off, vowing to never give his heart to another woman. Until the day she entered his life. Her despair touched a part of his soul he’d thought forever lost, and he would move heaven and earth to piece all her broken parts back together.

*this book contains dark elements that may be difficult for some readers*

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From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

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It was like seeing a ghost.

When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him. Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent. I don’t want to go backward.

But I’m drawn to him, too. He understands my grief and anger and guilt like no one else—and I understand his. Before long, that understanding becomes desire, and that desire becomes uncontrollable.

He says he doesn’t care what people think, and love can never be wrong. But life has taught me its cruelest lesson–love doesn’t always win.

If only my heart would believe it.

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Fighting the Lies by Anna Edwards

Fighting the Lies eCover v72dpi-1The cage door closes on Emma Bryant’s freedom after she is arrested for a brutal murder that she did not commit. The tough-talking lioness knows the penalty she faces is death. Can she repel all of the lies in order to survive?

Scott Frazier is always the joker. Beneath the golden lion’s mane is hidden a secret that just might save the woman he’s known to be his future mate since the first time he saw her. The blood of kings runs through him. Will he make the ultimate sacrifice to save the one he loves?

Fighting the Lies is the sequel to The Touch of Snow; the paranormal romance that had non-readers converting to the genre. It continues the story of the Glacial Blood pack as they strive to save a member from the horrific position she finds herself in. But the story isn’t that simple, not when Nuka Lincoln is around, and an impending storm threatens the world as they know it. The Glacial Blood world is full of intrigue, suspense and kick arse fights. It also features a secret that should remain untold.

A family isn’t always blood; it’s the people in your life that accept you for what you are.

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The Fall of the King by Stacey Marie Brown

The Fall Of The King 003There is nothing the Unseelie king doesn’t acquire.

That was until he meets Fionna Cathbad.

A fierce druid, who won’t bow to anyone. Especially Lars. The demon king has every right to kill her, her treasonous acts against the crown are undisputable. But, she is the key to the one thing he wants more than anything. The cauldron of dagda. A powerful treasure that no fae should possess.

To get what he wants, he finds the very thing that forces her to help him, leading them to down a dangerous path.

Because it’s not only Fionna who is deceiving him. His own mind is starting to turn on him, twisting his sanity, and releasing the demon he keeps pinned up.

As old ghosts and new foes step up into this game, Lars needs to find the cauldron before all is lost.

His kingdom and himself.

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REVIEW: Fighting the Lies by Anna Edwards

Searing paranormal romantic thriller…

It is always a worrying prospect for me when an author that I love releases a new book; will I enjoy it as much as the others…what will I tell them if it sucks…. but I need not have feared this second in the Glacial Blood series is every bit as captivating, intriguing and steamy as the first….. in this installment one of the pack members is accused of patricide and there is overwhelming evidence…deceit, rivalry and pure evil all play a part in her downfall and her adopted family are going to have to use all their considerable skills and powers in the race to save her…

The author has created a believable, fascinating and comprehensive alternative universe… paranormal shifters and magical beings inhabit this world unbeknownst to the human population… the characters whether friend or foe are all credible and there is a depth to their personalities which increases over the course of the book and series as more is revealed…Emma and Scott, shapeshifter lioness and lion, take centre stage in this story but all the characters from the first book play a part… I love the relationship between these two she is strong and courageous and he is protective, uncompromising and loving and their chemistry is so hot!!

This book and series is paranormal at it’s absolute shapeshifting best! Murder, mystery, hatred, betrayal, loyalty and family all wrapped up in a searing romance between two damaged individuals who will sacrifice all for those that they love…..I received an ARC of this book from the author.

~Sheena (5/5)