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Free E-book Friday

Hey TH*S readers, it’s Friday!

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This weeks Free E-book Friday special genre is Mysteries & Suspense.

 Kobo

The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies (Book 1) by A.J. Scudiere
Greed by C.M. Sutter
The Straight Project by Danielle Bourdon

Barnes & Noble

Helix of Cole by Michael Maxwell
Double Duplicity by Paty Jager
Death in December by Shonah Stevens

 Amazon

Dirty Little Secrets by Lilliana Hart
In the Spirit of Murder by Laura Belgrave
First Touch: A Paranormal Suspense Story by Teyla Brnaton

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Posted in Book Purchases, Book Reviews, Bookish Talk, Reading Challenge

Update!

Hey TH*S readers,

I realized that I have yet to make a post about my reading challenge and how far along I am in completing my goals.

Let’s recap:

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2018 Reading Challenge

Good Reads 2018 Challenge: 19 out of 40 books read.

  • Addicted by S.Nelson [Review Available]
  • House of Guardians by Beatrice Sand [Review Available]
  • The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken [Review Available]
  • The Vampire Curse by Mandy Rosko [Review Available]
  • Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton [Review Available]
  • Claimed by a Demon King by Felicity Heaton [Review Available]
  • Phrophecy: Child of Light by Felicity Heaton
  • Beauty & The Beast: An Adult Fairytale Romance by Vivienne Savage [Review Available]
  • Bitten: The Bite Series by Lynn Best [Review Available]
  • One Shade of Grey by Monica Corwin [Review Available]
  • The Seduction by Roxy Sloane [Review Available]
  • Thousands by Pepper Winters
  • Millions by Pepper Winters
  • Sin with Me by J.A. Huss
  • Good Intention (The Road to Hell #1) by Brenda K. Davies
  • Carved (The Road to Hell #2) by Brenda K. Davies
  • Stepbrothers Rules by Rene Rose
  • To Easy (She Asked for It #0.5) by Willow Winters
  • Immortal Coil (Dragon Spirit #1) by C.I. Black

Audiobooks: 4 out of 12 read

  • Beauty & the Beast: An Adult Fairytale Romance by Vivienne Savage
  • Thousands by Pepper Winters
  • Millions by Pepper Winters
  • Sin with Me by J. A. Huss

Fantasy: 11 out of 5 read

  • House of Guardians by Beatrice Sand
  • The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken
  • The Vampire Curse by Mandy Rosko
  • Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton
  • Claimed by a Demon King by Felicity Heaton
  • Phrophecy: Child of Light by Felicity Heaton
  • Beauty & the Beast: An Adult Fairytale Rmance by Vienne Savage
  • Bitten: The Bite Series by Lynn Best
  • Good Intention by Brenda K. Davies
  • Carved by Brenda K. Davies
  • Imortal Coil by: C.I. Black

Paperback/Hardcover Books: 0 out of 10

History: 0 out of 2

Goodreads TBR: 0 out of 5

 

I know you guys see a lot of repeats, but I just go with the flow a lot of times. Reading is a passion of mine and whatever title catches my eye is where I head. I’m thinking to up my total number of books for next year, and maybe try to separately

 

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Dollars Review

Dollars (Dollar Book 2) by Pepper Winter

Published: November 2016, Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense

E-book: 300 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Book two in the Dollar Series continues with our story of Pim and Elder. A story that we might have all seen coming, but excited for non the less. I love these two as a couple, even though they aren’t technically a couple. Winters always figures out how to tug on every emotional string you may have. At moments  you’re feeling the pain Pim has gone through, and the need to be in control of her life and then with Elder you are feeling the loss of those you loved, as well as the need to conquer and fix Pim.

The way everything is written continues to pull you into the book, and keeps you on the edge of your seat as you try to sort through the two characters feelings. You want one another to forget all that they have gone through, but you also see how they need their pasts to help them grow into better people. I am so in love with these two that I can not stop myself from continuing their story, and watching them grow as people. They have both truly captured my heart, and I am excited to bring you the remaining reviews of the series.

Blurb

    “There comes a point in life where determination supersedes circumstance. Where willpower wins over what should be done.

I’d lived in that point for two years.

…He made it worse. So, so much worse. But then he came back. He stole me. Just in time.” ~Pepper Winters~

If after that little spew you aren’t rushing to download the book, I have no clue what you’ve just read.

P.S. I started reading the series back in 2016, I have been on this journey with Winters for a long time, and I just now felt I was ready to write the reviews for you guys. I own the Kindle versions, as well as the Audiobooks version, and have read, re-read, listened, and re-listened to the entire series on countless occasions, and I fall in love every time. I am glad I have just now found the courage to tell you all about the wondrous tale of Pim and Elder.

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New Read Mondays

Happy Mondays!

Hey gang, it’s our favorite day of the week once again…Mondays!

This weeks new read is right up my fantasy ally, with another dragon story. Lately I have been reading a tone of dragon stories, and I have to say I am loving it.

“>The Dragon’s Temptation by Lily Cahill

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The Dragon’s Temptation

Bookish Talk!
My latest birthday present was a 10′ Kindle, lately I have been reading on my phone, which is big but not big enough obviously. I’m so excited to have all of my reading tools in one space, with a big enough screen to actually see. lol

 

Posted in Bookish Talk

A New Level of Upset

I have been working on this story for a couple of weeks. The last time I opened it to work on it I added about a 500 words, although word count isn’t a big thing for me I was so proud of myself. Today I opened the story to add on to it, and I realized that some how, some way my work did not save from my last entry. I am so heart broken, I could truly cry right now. I thought I knew upset but this is a new level, all of the ides that I had at that random time are just gone, and to be honest I do not fully remember everything I added. I was tempted to close the document and just walk away, but as I write this to you guys my blood is starting to rush and I am getting excited about replacing what I lost as well as what I was wanting to add. I guess I should go ahead and head back over to Word and let my thoughts run wild.

Posted in Bookish Talk

DNF’d Books

DNF, may seem like a bad term to some readers, but haven’t you ever just had a book that you could not finish? Well I have plenty. I try not to make it a habit to dnf a book, once I begin one I truly try to finish it, but there are some books I just cant not push through. Here are my list of books that I have not finished since the beginning of the year, hopefully I’ll be able to finish them by the end of the year…but not likely.

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Pennies Review

Pennies (Book #1 of the Dollar Series) by Pepper Winters

Published: July 2016 Genre: Romance/Mystery

E-book: 300 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Where do I begin? There are so many things I could say, but I refuse to spoil the book for you. Pepper Winters is known as the Queen of Darkness, every book I have read by her has taken me on a emotional roller coaster and still I continue to read.

Pennies is about a girl that is stolen, stolen from the life she knows and dragged to a world that is not at all pretty. She becomes a slave, a slave to a man that takes pleasure in doing the unthinkable. She suffers this ill fate for some time, at moments wishing things would just be over with, and yet she holds out until the day Elder Prest enters her life. Both Pim and Elder share similar qualities they are stubborn, strong, intelligent, and caring but the obstacle that keeps them apart are their issues. They are two broken souls with traumatizing pasts and a questioning future.

This first book is set-up perfectly, it is a show burner romance that is not at all romantic. While reading, the events that take place are so vivid that you believe you have lived through them yourself. The writing rakes you into the book where you can clearly see everything act out in front of your eyes. If you enjoy suspense, romance, action, and thrillers with a dark side I definitely recommend this read.

 

 

Posted in Bookish Talk

Update!

Hey THS readers,

I know I have been away for a while, I do apologize but life got crazy with work, and school…and well life. I do plan on returning to my normal schedule soon, but I did want to let you all know that I am fine.

I have been reading a lot, and writing my own short stories, when things will be released and if they will be released are huge questions. Although I love writing I feel like it has to be perfect before I release anything, I might start posting a couple paragraphs on here to get some feedback from you guys, only time will tell.

Whelp, that is all of the updated information I have for now, I will post my reading challenge update this week, and hopefully have some reviews and free e-book Fridays for you guys for the upcoming week. Until next time, be sure to Read THS!

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The Seduction Review

The Seduction by Roxy Sloane

Published: February 2015 Genre: Romance, Erotica

E-book, 187 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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The Seducer, has made a life for himself doing what he does best…seducing. He takes in clients from all sorts of walks of life, some wanting to gain dirt on their competitor, and even those trying to get out of divorces. You could say that the Seducer does his own kind of private eye work. The Seducer is given a new job, Keely Fawes but unlike his other jobs this one takes a bit harder to crack than others. Keely Fawes, is a good girl, she goes to work, busts her ass, works overtime and does it all again the next day just to cover the bills. But when the Seducer comes along, there’ll be more on her mind than her normal busy schedule.

Hi, my name is Cydney and I am addicted to steamy romance books. Okay, now that I got that off of my chest lets begin. Vaughn, our Seducer is your book boyfriend dream come true,  he has a strong personality, he obviously has a nice body, and he says everything you didn’t think you wanted to hear. From the beginning chapters you are swept up in the sensual whispers Vaughn uses for Keely, and like every good girl Keely stays away, physically that is. The basis of the story is built on Keely and Vaughn’s relationship but there is background noise worth listening to. As the background continues to move forward, although Vaughn and Keely are at a stand still you are continuously drawn in by the sensual air of the two. Keely learns a lot about herself, and tries to learn more about Vaughn but with him using his ultimate super power, its difficult to get anywhere except to the bedroom. If you are looking for a hot, steamy number this is it, but fair warning this is a series, I know, I know I can’t stand them either…but I just can’t help myself.

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One Shade of Gray Review

One Shade of Grey by Monica Corwin

Published: October 2017 Genre: Romance, Gothic Romance, Literature Fiction

E-book, 219 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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This book is based off of a tall telling of The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, which was originally  in June of 1890 apart of the Philosophical Fiction genre. When the book was first published it brought on a lot of negativity as far as rumors on the character Dorian being of terrible immoral character as well as a bad influence and somewhat corrupting. Now, I personally have not read the original, but after doing some research I think I will take a chance and see what all of the fuss was about.

Back to the present, Monica Corwin, being a fan of the original telling wanted to put her own spin on the scandalous book, and bring into the new age. I personally found Dorian very difficult to not like. He automatically appeared as the good guy just wanting a chance with a woman, and how often does that not happen in real life? I enjoyed Dorian his mannerisms were a little old school, (which makes sense) but who doesn’t want to be treated respectfully and pampered? On to Sybil, I mean Izzy. Izzy sounded like an everyday working woman, out trying to accomplish things and not get blisters. Corwin wrote Izzy in a very relative manner, I could see myself responding to Dorian’s advances, and I could also agree with her actions and train of thought. The steam between Dorian and Izzy was palpable and I just couldn’t put my phone down, always a difficult thing to do when you’re at work.

Monica Corwin did a good job on this rendition, so much so I have added the original to my tbr list. I may be reading a couple more of Corwins’ standalone books, she may have just gained a new follower.

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Sirens of Sass Anthology Released Today!

Make sure to grab  your copy of, Sirens of Sass Anthology

Featuring Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Temptation can be a dangerous thing.

See what happens when you are lured into the lairs of spirited, stunning, and spectacular SaSSy Sirens who will entice and tantalize you. Some will give you the satisfaction you will crave while others may have you begging for more! Passion is not for the faint of heart.

Do you have the courage proceed?

Plan to delight your senses in this breathtaking selection of SCORCHING short stories highlighting some of today’s Bestselling Authors from a featured group of Attending Authors of #SaSS18 Norfolk Sexy and Sassy Signing.

All proceeds from The Sirens with SaSS Anthology will benefit VETSports and will only be available for a limited time.

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18 and Up. Strong language and explicit sexual scenes.

Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Avery Johansson is borrowing against her youth and beauty to afford a better future by working as a sugar baby. Men think she’s everything they desire, soft, delicate, and able to stroke their fragile egos with a mere sweep of her lashes. The more they pay, the sweeter she becomes. If only they knew the woman behind the façade. Oh, she could bring them to their knees, make them beg, and unburden their minds to a point of ecstasy. The true Avery doesn’t care for roses. She prefers the thorns. Because behind her beautiful exterior, she’s more leather than lace, and beneath the sugar there’s nothing but spice. The only thing missing is a strong and submissive man to make everything nice.

Noah Wolfe is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants, and as he sets his sights on Avery Johansson, nothing will stop him short of having her. He’s determined to bury himself in her mind and body, and plans to unravel every dark secret she hides.

As two dominant hearts collide in an explosion of sin and secrets, boundaries come tumbling down. But their future lies in someone’s surrender, a sacrifice neither is prepared to make—and everything their happiness depends on.

Book Details

Genre: Anthology | Romance | Charity

Release Date: March 27, 2018

Pages in Print: 814

18 Authors and Stories: Amy Marie, Ann Mayburn, Cat Johnson, CD Bradley, Dani Rene, D.D. Lorenzo, Elizabeth SaFleur, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kat Mizera, Lacey Paige, Lexi Buchanan, Lydia Michaels, M.E. Montgomery, Maria Vickers, Melanie Moreland, Sam J.D. Hunt, Hazel James, and Julie Mishler

Price: $0.99 (limited time price!)

Edition: 1st | Only Available for a limited time!

Participating Authors’ Social Links

Amy Marie ~~ http://amzn.to/2o3rkS8 The Siren’s Assistant by Amy Marie https://www.facebook.com/authoramymarie
Ann Mayburn ~~ http://amzn.to/2oKW5bV Rekindle by Ann Mayburn https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorAnnMayburn/
Cat Johnson ~~ http://amzn.to/2nUhGyu Hot Chick for Hire by Cat Johnson https://www.facebook.com/catjohnsonauthor
CD Bradley ~~ http://amzn.to/2nG214t Siren’s Kiss by CD Bradley https://www.facebook.com/cdbradley22
Dani René ~~ http://amzn.to/2fCzvSD Una Notte (One Night) by Dani René https://www.facebook.com/ddlorenzobooks/
DD Lorenzo ~~ http://amzn.to/2nQC3Ma Hope Surfacing by DD Lorenzo https://www.facebook.com/DaniReneAuthor
Elizabeth SaFleur ~~ http://amzn.to/2rad5fD Shakedown by Elizabeth SaFleur https://www.facebook.com/elizabethsafleurauthor
Jennifer L. Armentrout ~~ http://amzn.to/2uTqhYr The Client by Jennifer L. Armentrout https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout/
Kat Mizera ~~ http://amzn.to/2peCul2 The Sidewinder’s Siren by Kat Mizera https://www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera/
Laci Paige ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKYIuI Rockstar On Pointe by Laci Paige https://www.facebook.com/authorlacipaige/
Lexi Buchanan ~~ http://amzn.to/2oIvXOI The Sheriff and the Cougar by Lexi Buchanan https://www.facebook.com/lexibuchananauthor/
Lydia Michaels ~~ http://amzn.to/2qfpxql Sugar by Lydia Michaels https://www.facebook.com/LydiaMichaels/
M.E. Montgomery ~~ http://amzn.to/2oLQ2TS Remember With Me by M.E. Montgomery https://www.facebook.com/Author.M.E.Montgomery/
Maria Vickers ~~ http://amzn.to/2qbfyCr Siren’s Song by Maria Vickers https://www.facebook.com/mariavickersbooks/
Melanie Moreland ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKZ3xP House Arrest by Melanie Moreland https://www.facebook.com/authormoreland/
Sam JD Hunt ~~ http://amzn.to/2n02FOM Savage Hope by Sam JD Hunt https://www.facebook.com/SJDHunt
Hazel James ~~ http://amzn.to/2wfn0lZ Foreword by Hazel James https://www.facebook.com/realhazeljames
Julie Mishler ~~ http://amzn.to/2n8hFdo My Fate by Julie Mishler https://www.facebook.com/authorjuliemishler/
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Bitten: The Bitten Series Review

Bitten (Book 0.5 The Bitten Series) by Lynn Best

Published: October 2017 Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, 51 pages.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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Synopsis: Stephanie moves to Austin with her boyfriend where they are starting their lives together. But almost as soon as they get settled in a new city things begin to fall apart, this man that she moved across states with is not the same guy he was before. Now, Stephanie is sitting in a little coffee shop crying her eyes out over her lack of a relationship when she is approached by a handsome stranger, Francisco. Soon she catches herself being drawn to this handsome stranger only to find out he has issues of his own.

I thought the story was okay. I think I just had personal issues with the speed at which these two main characters fell into each others arms, but what can you expect from a 51 page book, right? I know this was just a glimpse to get me captivated by the story but it was just to fast for me. I personally would have liked to see Stephanie and Francisco build a little more on their sudden attraction, and maybe leave us with a huge cliffhanger. It might just be my thoughts, but I do love some suspense and maybe some moments of heart break, but ultimately I want to see the happy ending. I just believe this book wasn’t for me, but I think I will give the 1st book a shot to see if there is the anticipation, and angst that I was missing.

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Sirens of Sass Anthology

Sirens of Sass Anthology

Featuring Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Temptation can be a dangerous thing.

See what happens when you are lured into the lairs of spirited, stunning, and spectacular SaSSy Sirens who will entice and tantalize you. Some will give you the satisfaction you will crave while others may have you begging for more! Passion is not for the faint of heart.

Do you have the courage proceed?

Plan to delight your senses in this breathtaking selection of SCORCHING short stories highlighting some of today’s Bestselling Authors from a featured group of Attending Authors of #SaSS18 Norfolk Sexy and Sassy Signing.

All proceeds from The Sirens with SaSS Anthology will benefit VETSports and will only be available for a limited time.

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18 and Up. Strong language and explicit sexual scenes.

Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Avery Johansson is borrowing against her youth and beauty to afford a better future by working as a sugar baby. Men think she’s everything they desire, soft, delicate, and able to stroke their fragile egos with a mere sweep of her lashes. The more they pay, the sweeter she becomes. If only they knew the woman behind the façade. Oh, she could bring them to their knees, make them beg, and unburden their minds to a point of ecstasy. The true Avery doesn’t care for roses. She prefers the thorns. Because behind her beautiful exterior, she’s more leather than lace, and beneath the sugar there’s nothing but spice. The only thing missing is a strong and submissive man to make everything nice.

Noah Wolfe is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants, and as he sets his sights on Avery Johansson, nothing will stop him short of having her. He’s determined to bury himself in her mind and body, and plans to unravel every dark secret she hides.

As two dominant hearts collide in an explosion of sin and secrets, boundaries come tumbling down. But their future lies in someone’s surrender, a sacrifice neither is prepared to make—and everything their happiness depends on.

Book Details

Genre: Anthology | Romance | Charity

Release Date: March 27, 2018

Pages in Print: 814

18 Authors and Stories: Amy Marie, Ann Mayburn, Cat Johnson, CD Bradley, Dani Rene, D.D. Lorenzo, Elizabeth SaFleur, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kat Mizera, Lacey Paige, Lexi Buchanan, Lydia Michaels, M.E. Montgomery, Maria Vickers, Melanie Moreland, Sam J.D. Hunt, Hazel James, and Julie Mishler

Price: $0.99 (limited time price!)

Edition: 1st | Only Available for a limited time!

Participating Authors’ Social Links

Amy Marie ~~ http://amzn.to/2o3rkS8 The Siren’s Assistant by Amy Marie https://www.facebook.com/authoramymarie
Ann Mayburn ~~ http://amzn.to/2oKW5bV Rekindle by Ann Mayburn https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorAnnMayburn/
Cat Johnson ~~ http://amzn.to/2nUhGyu Hot Chick for Hire by Cat Johnson https://www.facebook.com/catjohnsonauthor
CD Bradley ~~ http://amzn.to/2nG214t Siren’s Kiss by CD Bradley https://www.facebook.com/cdbradley22
Dani René ~~ http://amzn.to/2fCzvSD Una Notte (One Night) by Dani René https://www.facebook.com/ddlorenzobooks/
DD Lorenzo ~~ http://amzn.to/2nQC3Ma Hope Surfacing by DD Lorenzo https://www.facebook.com/DaniReneAuthor
Elizabeth SaFleur ~~ http://amzn.to/2rad5fD Shakedown by Elizabeth SaFleur https://www.facebook.com/elizabethsafleurauthor
Jennifer L. Armentrout ~~ http://amzn.to/2uTqhYr The Client by Jennifer L. Armentrout https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout/
Kat Mizera ~~ http://amzn.to/2peCul2 The Sidewinder’s Siren by Kat Mizera https://www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera/
Laci Paige ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKYIuI Rockstar On Pointe by Laci Paige https://www.facebook.com/authorlacipaige/
Lexi Buchanan ~~ http://amzn.to/2oIvXOI The Sheriff and the Cougar by Lexi Buchanan https://www.facebook.com/lexibuchananauthor/
Lydia Michaels ~~ http://amzn.to/2qfpxql Sugar by Lydia Michaels https://www.facebook.com/LydiaMichaels/
M.E. Montgomery ~~ http://amzn.to/2oLQ2TS Remember With Me by M.E. Montgomery https://www.facebook.com/Author.M.E.Montgomery/
Maria Vickers ~~ http://amzn.to/2qbfyCr Siren’s Song by Maria Vickers https://www.facebook.com/mariavickersbooks/
Melanie Moreland ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKZ3xP House Arrest by Melanie Moreland https://www.facebook.com/authormoreland/
Sam JD Hunt ~~ http://amzn.to/2n02FOM Savage Hope by Sam JD Hunt https://www.facebook.com/SJDHunt
Hazel James ~~ http://amzn.to/2wfn0lZ Foreword by Hazel James https://www.facebook.com/realhazeljames
Julie Mishler ~~ http://amzn.to/2n8hFdo My Fate by Julie Mishler https://www.facebook.com/authorjuliemishler/