mercredi 31 octobre 2018

MERCY (FOREVER SERIES #3) by India R. Adams: Review

Mercy (Forever, #3)Mercy by India R. Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are books that make me think. Hard. And Mercy is one of them.
As the story begins with a reminder of the previous events that took place in Destiny, guilt and sorrow slowly but surely envelop us when we are plunged into Serenity's sorrow. It didn't take long for my heart to break, but here lies that incredible magic with India's books: you know that you'll always find the light in the dark. She once more made wonders, managing to make me smile in spite of the painful situations. And that is what I felt all along, an emotional rollercoaster, bringing me so low with pain and sadness and heartwrenching moments, and the next minute so high with smiles and jokes and playful scenes! The balance between the good and the bad, the misery and the joy, the darkness and the light was so perfectly and beautifully executed! Mercy, and the whole series really, is a tale about love, friendship and family. Loss, grief, healing, forgiveness. LIFE.Thanks to India's poetic style, the light stands out in the darkness of the broached matters. Don't be fooled, this is a very difficult read. Oh! Did I cry, BUT, the positive vibe prevailed, carried by the Pledgers, their sense of loyalty, their kindness and their unique bond. Their connection, that was a little unsettling to me in the first book, now felt very comforting. Mercy is definitely something else. It could certainly be considered an inspirational read, at least the characters truly are awe-inspiring!!! It is a strong experience!!!

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dimanche 28 octobre 2018

TAKEN (DARK LEGACY DUET #1) by Natasha Knight: Release Blitz & Review

Taken (Dark Legacy Duet, #1)Taken by Natasha Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are familiar with Natasha Knight's books then you know she likes to play with the darkness in her stories. With Taken, first book of the Dark Legacy Duet, she took matters way farther, sending me spiralling down all along with Helena. 


With each new generation of the Willow quadruplets daughters, the elder Scafoni son chooses the one who will be his to torment and do as he pleases for the next year, before passing her off to his brothers. 

One of the first things to came to my mind when I'm writing my review is that it's is one of these books I absolutely loved to hate. The emotions it evoked in me were very strong and painful, yet I loved them and couldn't stop reading with eyes, I can imagine, wide like saucers. 

Sebastian is a hero (or should I say, villain?) who could be Jethro or Tony's brother. Do you see what I mean? Ruthless and merciless, he takes great pleasure in Helena's distress. The thing is that there is also that mystery surrounding him, his complex personality I couldn't decipher, which intrigued me.

The author explored with a poignant realism the heroine's emotions, propelling me into the depth of Sebastian's sadism. I felt everything she felt, every humiliation or beating hitting me in the gut. I wanted to rebel and cover, to scream and lash out. Omg, I was so spent by the intensity of this story! Hot, cold, up, down, I was as disoriented as the strong and resilent Helena.

But the strong emotions aren't the only thing that compelled me: the tight plot kept me on the edge of my seat from the get-go, glued to the pages, looking for some revelations or deeds that would eventually explain everything and make it all better. Did I find my answers? You'll have to find out by yourself but let me tell you that the ending was explosive and left me with my heart pounding. Fortunately for me, book #2, is coming very soon!!!

Enjoy the ride ladies!


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Title: Taken
Series: Dark Legacy Duet #1
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2018



Blurb

I’m one of four Willow daughters.
He’s the first-born son of the Scafoni family. And we have history.

For generations, the Scafoni family have demanded a sacrifice of us. A virgin daughter to atone for sins so old, we don’t even remember what they are anymore.

But when you have as much money as they do, you don’t play by the rules. You make them.

And Sebastian Scafoni makes all the rules.

The moment I saw him, I knew he would choose me. Even though the mark on my sheath declared me unclean. Even though my beautiful sisters stood beside me, offered to him, he still chose me.

He made me his.
And then he set out to break me.







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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Coming Soon


Releasing November 14, 2018

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Author Bio


USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.


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BALLISTIC by Keri Lake: NEW RELEASE & ARC Review

Ballistic (Vigilantes, #3)Ballistic by Keri Lake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've been excited for Dax and Nicoleta's story from the end of Backfire, and OMG, the gem Keri Lake delivered  was everything I expected, and then more!


Dax has been looking for Nicoleta for almost one year after she was abducted by Tesarik, her father's enemy. When he enventualy tracks her down in one of Tesarik's compound of sorts, starts a frantic manhunt in the depths of Detroit. The atmosphere is dark, a true emotional rollercoaster with highs and so many lows I almost wondered how worse things could get. The answer: way darker than I thought. Ballistic treats with difficult matters: rape, child abuse, drugs, and more than I won't name here as they could spoil the brilliant plot. And to say brilliant is an understatement!!! 

OMG the author totally blew my mind with this crazy storyline, twists, turns and revelations that had my head spinning in the best way ever. The bigger picture is simply beautiful. The intricate story gives the reader so many details, and by the end, bam, when everythings eventually clicks into place, I smiled so big at Keri Lake's talent!


Fast paced, adrenaline infused, Nicoleta and Dax's story also broke my heart and might even have contributed to the global warming with some extremely steamy moments. Ahhh...I wanna watch the sunset from the booktower rooftop, too (*wink*)!!! These two lost souls are totally messed up, both fighting their demons, and looking for vengeance. Nicoleta shows a resilience mixed with determination, rendering her almost unstoppable in her quest. But what I love the most in such a badass heroine is the moment when she let's her walls down. Dax showed her what love is; that good bad guy, caring and protecting, dangerous wolf had me swooning, utterly enticed by his complex personality. His and Nicoleta's story was a complicated and painful journey, one I adored exploring and that had me on pins and needles all along.


Congratulations Keri, so well done!


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Title: Ballistic
Series: A Vigilantes Novel
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Romantic Suspense, NA
Release Date: October 30, 2018 ON SALE for 2 days ONLY!!
On the streets of Detroit, it’s the code we live by. You take from me, I take from you. A balance of power, and a ceaseless war between rivals.
As a foster kid from the projects, I never had much, besides an unshakable addiction to women and drugs. Only took one glance into the amber eyes of a slave for me to realize my two worst vices could be one and the same.
And the woman behind those eyes quickly became my obsession. 
Nicoleta is more than she seems. An enigma I’m determined to crack before time runs out and our enemies hunt her down. Except, she moves by her own trajectory, an unstoppable bullet on the warpath to track down the men who murdered a girl from her past.
Me? I’m the rogue whose path is less predictable. A junkie, fiending for the one thing I shouldn’t want: the only woman who gets me high. I want to keep her for myself, but when the unstoppable bullet finally hits her mark and secrets begin to unravel, another life must be paid. 
A heart for a heart.
  
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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lundi 22 octobre 2018

TAKEN (DARK LEGACY DUET #1) by Natasha Knight: Cover Reveal




Title: Taken
Series: Dark Legacy Duet #1
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Jay Aheer
Photo: Eric David Battershell
Model: Zeke Samples
Release Date: October 29, 2018



Blurb

I’m one of four Willow daughters.
He’s the first-born son of the Scafoni family. And we have history.

For generations, the Scafoni family have demanded a sacrifice of us. A virgin daughter to atone for sins so old, we don’t even remember what they are anymore.

But when you have as much money as they do, you don’t play by the rules. You make them.

And Sebastian Scafoni makes all the rules.

The moment I saw him, I knew he would choose me. Even though the mark on my sheath declared me unclean. Even though my beautiful sisters stood beside me, offered to him, he still chose me.

He made me his.
And then he set out to break me.







Pre-order Link

$3.99 pre-order only price







Author Bio


USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.


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POSSESSION (PERVERSION #2) by T.M Frazier: RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW

“This trilogy is EPIC! If you loved TM Frazier's King series, you MUST read the Perversion trilogy!" - Meghan March, New York ...