Saturday, August 5, 2023

Release Blitz: RIGHT GUY, WRONG WORD by Jewel E Ann

He was almost perfect.


Right Guy, Wrong Word by Jewel E. Ann is now live! 


Do books have souls?


Anna Black has the perfect novel choice for her book club. She also has a sexy new neighbor who jumps at the opportunity to join fellow bookworms in discussing her pick for their summer read.


It’s lust at first sight and the marriage of two literary souls.


The charismatic owner of a new T-shirt store in Des Moines’s East Village, Eric Steinmann, has a confident air and an irresistible “mating dance.” He’s almost perfect … until he says the wrong word. 


Will Anna and Eric write their own story? Or will their chemistry die when fiction turns into reality?


**Right Guy, Wrong Word was originally written as a short story, The Last Person. It’s been revised with significant changes to the original content and extended into a full-length novel.




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REVIEW

What an adorable rom-com! I'm typically not one for a romantic comedy, but when it's Jewel, I will make an exception. I originally read this story when it was a short story called THE LAST PERSON, so when I heard that was expanding the plot, I was on board! I loved the obvious chemistry between Eric and Anna. I loved the banter. I simply loved these two characters. The character development and more in-depth plot was perfect. I would highly recommend this book to any avid reader that is looking for a quick fun read.

5 stars
xoxo, VivianπŸ’‹

**Right Guy, Wrong Word was originally written as a short story, The Last Person. It’s been revised with significant changes to the original content and extended into a full-length novel.


Meet  Jewel E. Ann


Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author with a quirky sense of humor. When she's not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance. 

 

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: INFERNIUM by Keri Lake

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: INFERNIUM by Keri Lake





Title: Infernium
Series: Nightshade Duology #2
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Dark Gothic Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2022
 
BLURB
 
Pain is an abyss.
 
How naive of me to think I’d already reached the very depths of it when fate shook my world with a crushing blow. It turns out, there are fathomless levels of pain, like a winding labyrinth of doors leading to shadowy figures and long-forgotten secrets. The kind of inescapable descent into madness that twists nightmares into reality.
 
What lies at the end of this obscure path I have yet to discover, but where it begins, is a place called Infernium. An asylum, feared by those in Nightshade and untrodden by the angels who’ve forsaken its many lost souls.
 
Some say it’s the gateway to hell.
 
Others believe it’s where you go when the last flicker of hope dies out.
 
For me, it’s where I’ve damned myself for eternity–my penance for a crime against the heavens, and home to the demons that claw at my mind.
 
Yet, not even they stand a chance against my dark angel, Jericho. He fears nothing. Except losing me. 
 
The longer I remain trapped, though, the stronger this darkness inside of me grows. A duality dividing my heart between love and revenge.
 
And, soon, saving me may no longer be an option.


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Keri Lake is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees.  When not penning books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t retrieve a damn thing).  She runs on strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.
 
 
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REVIEW
WOW, this book was worth the wait! This epic conclusion is told from dual POV (Jericho and Farryn), with past and present chapters to build a more in depth picture of Jericho's backstory. One thing that pulls me back to Keri's writing time and time again is the world building. I always feel as if I can visualize the worlds she creates with her vivid descriptions and I definitely got that with INFERNUIM.

"StrΔ™ vera’tu...as real as the stars.
When you feel lost, you say those words and I will bring you home again."
             ~Jericho Van Croix

This book was eerie, haunting, and chilling with dose of eternal love in there. I felt that this book was heavier on the plot than the romance, so that would be my only disappointment. I would've liked to have seen more moments between Jericho and Farryn, but other than that, the story was amazing.

If your in the mood for a paranormal gothic romance, give this duology a try!

4 STARS

Friday, March 25, 2022

Release Blitz & Review: WHAT LOVERS DO by Jewel E Ann

WHAT LOVERS DO by Jewel E. Ann is now L I V E! 

From bestselling author, Jewel E. Ann, comes a hilarious secret lovers story that redefines the meaning of friendship. 

Shep’s found the female version of himself … and he thinks she’s perfect—perfectly unavailable.

Everyone loves Shep, the charismatic employee at Scottsdale’s newest pet store. He has shared custody of his two dogs with his annoying ex-wife and a smile that can disarm most women.

Except … Dr. Sophie Ryan. 

What starts out as a disastrous first meeting, involving a coffee catastrophe and mistaken flirting, turns into an unconventional friendship.

Fake phone sex. 

Dog park dates. 

And eighteen holes of golf. 

The problem? Sophie’s taken herself out of the dating pool for a mysterious reason, imprisoning Shep in the friend zone for eternity.

As their competitive personalities hit a boiling point, the gloves come off and so do their clothes. When Sophie’s “real” life threatens their relationship, can Shep let go of his past to chase the one that might get away? 


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REVIEW:

Before starting WHAT LOVERS DO Thinks to self: I DON'T LIKE ROMCOMS. I DON'T LIKE ROMCOMS. I DON'T LIKE ROMCOMS.
After reading WHAT LOVERS DO. Thinks to self: I LOVE JEWELS' ROMCOMS!!!

I think I am a broken record at this point, but Jewel can seriously do no wrong when she writes a book IMO. I have yet to be disappointed in what I read from her. I loved E V E R Y T H I N G about this book and these characters. Gah...I just love both Shep and Sophie. They're adorable together and their banter...don't even get me started on that aspect. I literally LOLd several times while reading this story.

This is a friends to lovers story, but with a twist. Believe me, it is SO MUCH more than just that. This is the type of story that the chapters just fade away. You know that saying, "Just one more chapter."?...well with this story the chapters just fade away because the flow is THAT perfect. Each page flowed into the next and made it impossible to find a good spot to stop reading. I didn't want to leave "Shep World", just like Sophie didn't.

I highly recommend this story for any returning or new fan of Jewel E Ann's.

best friend stars


Meet  Jewel E. Ann


Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author with a quirky sense of humor. When she's not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance. 

 

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Release Blitz, Excerpt & Review: THE RITUAL by Shantel Tessier

 


I will protect and own her.

The Ritual, an all-new dark college romance by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Shantel Tessier is available now!

The Chosen One

 I vow. You vow. We vow.

Barrington University is home of the Lords, a secret society that requires their blood in payment. They are above all—the most powerful men in the world. They devote their lives to violence in exchange for power. And during their senior year, they are offered a chosen one.

People think growing up with money is freeing, but I promise you, it’s not. My entire life has been planned out for me. I never got the chance to do what I wanted until Ryat Alexander Archer came along and gave me an option for a better life. He offered me what no one else ever had—freedom.

I chose to be his. He made me believe that anyway, but it was just another lie. A way that the Lords manipulate you into doing what they want.

After being sucked into the dark, twisted world of the Lords, I embraced my new role and allowed Ryat to parade me around like the trophy I was to him. But like all things, what started out as a game soon became a fight for survival. And the only way out was death.

 

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REVIEW:

The dark and mysterious cover is what lured me into taking a second look at this book.
The compelling blurb is what convinced me to read this book.
But unfortunately, that's where the intrigue ended for me.

I had a rollercoaster of emotions while reading this book and not in a good way. This story had SO MUCH potential, but it was just not done right IMO. I needed a deeper connection between the two lead characters and I'm not referring to the s*xual connection because there was plenty of that. The supposed suspense, was not really there. The supposed mystery, was not really there. The heroine had ZERO backbone and just went along with ANYTHING that was given to her. One minute she's complaining about having her whole life decided and controlled and how she wants to do something for herself, but then the next she gives COMPLETE CONTROL and TRUST over to essentially a complete stranger whom does unspeakable things to and with her. Umm...what? And don't even get me started on Ryat's God complex...it wasn't attractive. I went along with the unknown and craziness of the storyline until about 40% and then it started losing it for me.

This is NOT a romance. It's barely a relationship, at least not a healthy one. Are the characters perfect for each other...1000%...they are both off their kink/bdsm rockers and deserve each other, but I just didn't understand the appeal. Almost all of the s*x scenes were cringe-worthy at best and I got to the point where I skimmed over them. Idk if there's a term "consensual date r*pe", but this is basically it.

I've read plenty of books similar to this (secret society, possessive/alpha male, s*xually adventurous girl, etc etc), so idk if I'm just over this trope or what, but this book just didn't do it, which really bummed me out. I still love that cover though!

2.5 stars
 
Vivian πŸ’‹

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EXCERPT

INITIATION

RYAT

Loyalty Freshman year at Barrington University I KNEEL IN the middle of the darkly lit room along with twenty other men. My hands are secured tightly behind my back with a pair of handcuffs. My shirt is torn, and blood drips from my busted lips. I’m panting, still trying to catch my breath while my heart beats like a drum in my chest. It’s hard to hear over the blood rushing in my ears, and I’m sweating profusely.

We were dragged out of our beds in the middle of the night to serve. Our freshman classes at Barrington University start in two weeks, but we already have to show our loyalty to the Lords.

“You will always have to prove yourself,”my father once told me. “You were each given a task,”the man calls out as he paces in front of us. His black combat boots slap against the concrete floor with each step, the sound echoing off the walls. “Kill or be killed. Now how many of you can fulfill it?”

“I can,” I state, lifting my head to stick my chin out in the warm and sticky air. Sweat covers my brow after the fight. It’s rigged. You are supposed to lose. The point is to wear you down. See just how much you have to give. How far you can go. I made sure to win mine. No matter what it took.

 He smirks down at me like I’m fucking joking. “Ryat. You seem so confident in yourself.”

“I know what I’m capable of handling,”I say through gritted teeth. I don’t like being second-guessed. We were each raised for this—to be a Lord.

Wealth got us here.

 Yet our determination will separate us by the time it’s over.

The man looks at the guy on my left and nods. The guy walks behind me and yanks me to stand by the back of my shirt. He undoes the cuffs, and I rip the shredded material up and over my head before dropping my hands to my sides when what I really want to do is rub my sore wrists.

Never show weakness. A Lord does not feel. He’s a machine.

The man steps up to me with a knife in hand. He holds it out handle first to me, his black eyes almost glowing with excitement. “Show us what you can do.”

Taking it from him, I walk over to the chair bolted to the floor. I yank the bloody sheet off the chair to reveal a man tied to it. His hands are cuffed behind his back, and his feet are spread wide and secured to the chair legs.

I’m not surprised I know him—he’s a Lord. Or was. The fact that he’s restrained tells me he’s not anymore. But that doesn’t change my orders.

Kill without questions.

 You want to be powerful? Then you realize you are a threat to those who want your position. In order to succeed, you don’t have to be stronger, just deadlier.

The man shakes his head, his brown eyes pleading with me to spare his life. Multiple layers of duct tape are placed over his mouth—those who spill secrets will be silenced. He thrashes in his chair.

Walking behind him, I look down at his cuffed wrists. He wears a ring on his right hand; it’s a circle with three horizontal lines across the middle. It stands for power.

 Not just anyone would know what it means, but I do. Because I wear the same one. Everyone in this room does. But just because you get one doesn’t mean you’ll keep it.

I reach down and grab his hand. He begins to shout behind the tape as he tries to fight me, but I remove the ring easily and walk back around to stand in front of him. “You don’t deserve this,”I say to him, placing it in my pocket. “You betrayed us, your brothers, yourself. The payment for that is death.”

When he throws his head back and screams into the tape, I press the knife to his neck, right below his jawline. His breathing fills the room, and his body strains, waiting for the first cut.

A Lord does not show mercy. Blood and tears are what we demand from those who betray us.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Release Blitz & Excerpt: NIGHTSHADE by Keri Lake

HAPPY RELEASE WEEK KERI LAKE!!! 

Title: Nightshade Author: Keri Lake Genre: Dark Gothic Paranormal Romance Release Date: October 29, 2021


BLURB



My father called them messengers.

He once told me they walked among us, and that somewhere in this dark and godless city, there shined a faint sliver of hope. I had only to look for the signs.

 

Well, I’ve spent my whole life investigating the inexplicable, and all I've found are the unsettling vestiges of iniquity - the evidence of another world shrouded by the obscure. Purgatory to some, where depravity hides in shadows, and girls like me are little more than delicious bites of temptation. 

 

Others call it Nightshade. 

 

This peculiar place is where I first met the cold and callous recluse living in a decaying cliffside cathedral. Jericho Van Croix is the epitome of everything I’ve been told to fear. A raven-winged harbinger who wears intrigue like a warm black cloak. An enigma that I’m determined to unravel – even if it means getting closer than I should.

 

One touch is forbidden. Even so much as a kiss would be my demise. But the sin on his lips burns me up like a wild flame, and his growing infatuation weakens my resolve. 

 

Giving him what he wants, though, will mean no chance for redemption, or escape. What's worse is, the signs I’ve followed yet failed to see all these years begin to unmask a terrifying reality:

 

That falling may be my only saving grace.



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EXCERPT


“It’s supposed to storm tonight. I’ve been told it’s dangerous up here when there’s lightning.” Hand in his, I let him guide me up the tower’s narrow, stone stairwell, lit only by the few flickering lamps that hung from the brackets on the wall.

Grip tightening as if I might try to get away, he glanced over his shoulder at me. “You’ve nothing to worry about.”

The stairwell opened up to beams and scaffolds, moving gears and the tired sounds they made. We hit a magnificent landing en route toward the bell at the tower's pinnacle, where the back end of the clock’s enormous hands ticked off the seconds in mocking. Counting down the end of innocence. I’d heard the vague rumors of the things that happened to girls in the bell tower. The utter depravity held mostly secret by its ancient walls.

“How can you be so sure?” I asked, stalling at a window, through which a cloud of lightning gave an ominous flicker over the black sea below. 

His firm hand gripped me possessively, and before I even realized he’d changed direction, he backed me into the wall. Capricious as the wind that rapped against the window, he fixed his attentions on me, the chilled stones at my back a reminder that there was no escaping him.

The gentle brush of his knuckles down my cheek belied the shadow of malice that slipped behind his otherwise cold, inscrutable eye. “Because I’m so unreasonably rapacious when it comes to you, Miss Ravenshaw, that not even a bolt of lightning should dare touch your skin without consequence.”

In that moment, the thunder seemed more distant, somehow, or perhaps it was the incessant thump of my heart drowning it out.

“You’re jealous of lightning?”

He leaned in closer, the delicious scent of bergamot and licorice as intoxicating as the warm absinthe still pulsing through my veins. His lips traced a featherlight path along my jaw. Teeth grazed my earlobe, breath hot against my neck, as he whispered, “I’m jealous of anything that occupies your mind so unremittingly when you’re with me.”


REVIEW:

“Love was the only thing which had the power to transcend time and death."

You had me at Keri Lake. Seriously, I will read A N Y T H I N G this woman writes at this point, she is BEYOND gifted with words and a master at world and character development. πŸ–€⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I fell into Jericho and Farryn's story and did nothing but read for days. D A Y S. I lived and breathed this fantasy world and couldn't get enough. A gothic PRN fantasy with a delicious slow-burn love story that spans centuries. GAH, I can not get over how she wrote this story, with the past and present chapters....it's like no other book I've read. Utterly all consuming and BRILLIANT! There's everything you can hope for in a PRN fantasy: fallen angels, Sentinels, Cambions, demons, sinners, parallel worlds, forbidden world, otherworldly s*x scenes (like fan yourself they're SO DAMN HOT)...I could go on and on about this book world, but truly in order to appreciate it, you must read it. I can not recommend this story enough!

600+ pages was not enough, so thankfully we're getting a book 2! I'm eternally changed by their love story. Everyone needs to read this gothic romance asap! One click today πŸ“–πŸ’Έ

“My love for you will never fade. Not even when this wretched world ceases to exist and the sun dies out to an everlasting darkness. My life, my soul. It is yours eternally.”
“And mine is yours.” 
I pressed my lips to his, sealing the vow in my heart.



AUTHOR BIO


Keri Lake is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees.  When not penning books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t retrieve a damn thing).  She runs on strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.



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