Stone-Cold Fox (Black Dog Series) by Hailey Edwards

Stone-Cold Fox (Black Dog Series) by Hailey Edwards

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**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 ½ stars!

I was thrilled to get to see the world from Mai’s perspective! I think that the world of fae that Ms. Edwards created in Thierry’s story was great, but seeing how the politics worked within the shape shifting world – more specifically in the kitsune community, was great! Seeing that Mai is such a fiery little thing, someone taking her rights away and kidnapping her is not bound to go over well. But once she gets to know Ryuu and his skulk better, while she doesn’t agree with his methods, she understands his drastic measures. While this book was shorter than the other books in the Black Dog Series, I think that everything was well played and explained well to where the reader wonders what happens next, but given their imagination, they could figure it out. Great paranormal/ sc-fi series that I’m excited to see continue!

Book Blitz – In My Head by Alicia Rades


In My Head
by Alicia Rades
Release Date: September 27th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

Please note: This is a standalone short story of 17,000 words.

Mila Brooks is your seemingly average 16-year-old aside from the fact that she doesn’t have any friends. Her father’s position as chief technology manager at the biggest tech firm in the world, Mahone Inc., has alienated her from her peers. As a beta tester for the latest implant, a computer chip that connects you to The Internet of Things, Mila is sure everyone hates her because of her upgrade. When Mila hears Parker’s voice in her head, everything changes. 


In My Head Excerpt:

I regain consciousness just in time to panic. I can’t see anything, and suddenly every nerve in my body goes into overdrive. My body shakes as I reach out for my father.

“Dad!” I cry. I know he’s there somewhere. My arms flail as I try to find something to ground me to reality.

A moment later, I feel hands clamp around my wrists. “It’s okay,” I hear my father’s voice say.

“Dad!” I say breathlessly. I blink a few times until the room comes back into focus. The glowing computers outline my father’s silhouette.

“Mila,” my father says as he pulls me close to his belly. He seems so tall because he’s standing and I’m still half sitting, half lying on the table. “Mila, you’re fine. What’s all the fuss about? You’ve done this a million times.”

He’s right. I should be fine. This is the twelfth upgrade I’ve had in the past ten years. Never before had I woken with such an odd sensation. What if this time is different?

About the Author
By day, Alicia Rades is a freelance writer, blogger, and editor. When inspiration strikes, she is also an author. Alicia has been captivated by the YA paranormal and supernatural genre since reading The Seer series by Linda Joy Singleton when she was 12 years old, and most of her stories are born out of the love for the genre. In college, Alicia majored in professional writing. Alicia lives in Wisconsin with her husband and too many fish to count.

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Trailer Reveal for OBLIVION (A Lux Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

We are beyond thrilled to bring you all the Trailer Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s OBLIVION! OBLIVION is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance being published by Entangled Teen, and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’sNew York Times and USA Today bestselling LUX Series. It is being released on December 1st, 2015!! Watch the trailer then pre-order your copy today!


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OBLIVION Synopsis:

Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won’t just place her in danger.It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…

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Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


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Deviation (The Imitation Series, Book 2) by Heather Hildenbrand

Deviation (The Imitation Series, Book 2) by Heather Hildenbrand


**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

3 ½ stars!

Being two people in one body is difficult – which is the case for Ven, or Raven Rogen as she is known in the real world. But she isn’t Raven; she is Ven, a genetically created clone of the real Raven. And she is living with the enemy, Titus Rogen, her “father” and the brilliant mind behind RogenCorp. They create the clones for anyone who is willing to pay the exorbitant price tag. But he has too many secrets and too many people in high places in his pocket – or if they’ve overstayed their usefulness, a clone of them that is willing to blindly obey Titus’s every order. So when Ven, along with her bodyguard and secret love Linc vow to free all the clones and expose Titus for the fraud and liar that he is, Ven could lose or gain everything she’s been trying to save is she doesn’t stay a step ahead of Titus.

I absolutely love the concept that there is a clone “war of sorts occurring – not that I’d want to live through that – it’s just a great base for a scandalous story. The idea that one person could end up in control of everyone and everything is frightening and vaccinating at the same time. With such a cliff hanger ending, I’m definitely anxious to see what becomes of Ven and the clones!

Spark Rising by Kate Corcino

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Spark Rising by Kate Corcino

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 ½ stars!

When Lena Gracey welcomed Alex Reyes into her “home” – an old, abandoned gas station that she has made her own – she never thought how drastically he could really change her life.  To her, he was just another customer that needed to utilize her “Spark” – her ability to talk to the Dust and bend it to her will.  But seeing as Lena shouldn’t exist, she has to be careful about whom she welcomes into her home – and she should be extra careful of Alex.  Especially seeing as he is secretly an undercover agent from the city of Azcon – to the Council of Nine that oversees everything, even if it’s illegal or unlawful.  But seeing as she’s a woman, a Spark, and she’s been able to hide herself for the last twenty years, it’s about time for Lena’s number to be up – and Alex will be exactly the man to serve her with it.  Except Alex is not who he seems to be…while he works for the Councilor Three (who oversees the third district), he has also been working with a secret organization along with the School of Wards (where little Sparks come to learn how to use their big Sparks) to bring down the Council.  Alex and his counterpart Thomas don’t like how the Sparks are treated and how they are exploited for their abilities.  And they believe that Lena is the beginning of that change – but getting her to trust them is the tricky part.

However, when Lena ends up seeing how terrible the Council truly is, and upon their part in her mother’s death – right in front of her – she ends up with no choice but to trust the one person she was deceived by from the start, Agent Alex Reyes.  She knows that she has been discovered and rather than run and hid, Lena chooses to stay and fight – or rather to stay with Alex, Thomas, and their school, learning how to harness her gift and starts teaching some of the others how to do things they never dreamed of, such as healing injuries, causing momentary paralysis, and how to kill without touching a hair on their heads.  As her relationship with Alex reaching a pinnacle and pivotal point, just in time for a huge mission that will make or break their current agency, the two don’t know whether they should hold tight to each other or push each other as far away as possible.  But their decision could very well be the make or break it mark for their mission and their agency.

All I can say is BOOM – the Spark. Goes. Boom!  I LOVED how strong and intelligent Lena was – she was a power house from the first page.  And Alex is strong, smart, and he tries his best for his fellow Sparks.  He truly wants what is best for the Sparks, even if it means his life is on the line.  And when the two strong personalities come together, that Spark is bound to combust.  They have a common goal, a common thought process, and are perfect for each other, but just feel the need to continue to put others first, before their own feelings.  While some of the dialog was slightly confusing in some places (particularly where the characters are “talking to themselves”), I found the story completely interesting and I was totally engrossed from the beginning to the end.  I think the story was imaginative, creative, and a great example of a stellar sc-fi/ paranormal genre book.  I am looking forward to seeing what else is come in Lena and Alex’s “Spark” of a story!

The Summer Marked by Rebekah L. Purdy

The Summer Marked by Rebekah L. Purdy

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5+ stars!

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

Now that Salome has broken the Winter Curse and decided to live in Faerie with Gareth, they believe that the worst of times are behind them.  Little do they know that the Winter Queen has big plans for the rest of Faerie, which includes taking out the last remaining Kingdom – Summer.  Being a Warrior of the Summer Kingdom, Gareth has held the Kingdom together while it’s King, Nevin, was back in the human world under the Winter Curse.  So when the recently freed King of Summer Nevin and Salome’s ex-boyfriend in the human world comes to them at Gareth’s ranch and request their assistance – Salome is skeptical of Nevin’s intensions and wants to refuse his request.  But being the diligent warrior that he is, Gareth gets Salome to reluctantly agree to being escorted to the Summer castle – under Nevin’s ever watchful eye.  Of course with a vengeful Winter Queen on the loose, the journey is not without its hardships – they traveling pair of Salome and Gareth encounter many dangers and nearly succumb to some, but when they stumble upon the Ruined Court, a few ghosts help save them.

Finally making it to the Summer Castle safely, Gareth is swept away almost immediately with war and scouting plans to try to defeat the Winter Court’s horrible hold on the rest of Faerie. He and Salome have no time to talk, but when King Nevin invites them to dine with him, he reveals what Gareth was so hesitant to talk to her about – Nevin proposes that he and Salome marry, to strengthen the Winter court, as Nevin can tell that Salome is getting powers.  When Salome declines and chooses Gareth, the next day he sets off to defend the Winter boarders.  As it happens, Gareth is mortally wounded while on the battlefield, and Salome knows that she is his only hope of surviving – but only if she weds Nevin, as their powers grow stronger when bound in marriage.  Without Gareth’s moral compass to help her, Salome sorrowfully accepts – so she can save Gareth’s life.  But when Salome learns that her best-friend is in Faerie working with the Winter Queen, will her faith be shattered or strengthened in humanity and the occupants of the Faerie?

I must say that while I mildly enjoyed the first book in the series, I could not put this one DOWN!  It was entertaining, gave a lot of detail and insight into the feud the Winter Queen felt, as well as how and why Salome was not just the beginning, but the future of the Faerie kingdom.  I was thrilled at the twists and turns I was taken on throughout both Kadie and Salome’s adventures, as well as the roles that they both have been destined to take throughout each other’s lives – not just in the human world, but also in Faerie.  I was REALLY looking forward to seeing what adventures lay ahead for them both, and if a little ol’ human girl has the power to save or annihilate an entire world!

Soul Corrupted (Of Demon and Angels Book 2) by Lisa Gail Green

Soul Corrupted (Of Demon and Angels Book 2) by Lisa Gail Green

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**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

3 ½ stars!

When Josh saved Grace’s life and was given another chance at a better afterlife, with Grace at his side in Heaven. They are finally in each other’s arms, but Grace is having trouble adjusting to her new found happiness – worrying that she doesn’t deserve to be so happy when her family is still in such turmoil over her loss. And when her and Josh are put back on Anti-Christ lookout duty, Grace can only think of her family – her little brother Noah who seems to be headed down the path that Josh was once on, straight to the Boss himself. With Keira now battling for Noah’s soul and the Boss trying to distract Grace and Josh from the next Anti-Christ, the two heavenly beings start to feel the strain on their relationship.

And now that Josh has made a deal with the Boss once more, in an attempt to keep Grace out of harm’s way and save Noah from a terrible decision, Josh is forced to pretend he no longer loves Grace – which breaks her further, but also helps her pull herself together and realize what she wants and how she needs to get it. The only problem with Grace’s problems is everything – Noah may have already lost a losing battle, Josh might be heading back “downstairs”, and Grace could lose everything she ever loved. It’s a battle of good, evil, and the power of love.

I really enjoyed this book – it left right where the last left off, but with Grace’s guilt overwhelming her to the point of affecting everything from her “job” to her relationships. Josh’s all consuming love for Grace should be enough, but you can feel that there is something between them almost from the first page. I definitely thought there could have been a little more insight into Grace’s thoughts for her actions – I was left feeling a little confused and bummed (no spoilers though!). I am hoping that the final book in the series will answer all those burning questions I at least was left with…good middle, but certainly expecting something big for the next book!

Queen of Always (Stolen Empire Book 3) by Sherry D. Ficklin

Queen of Always (Stolen Empire Book 3) by Sherry D. Ficklin


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**I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review**

4 stars!

With her son taken from her, the Empress on the verge of death, and her husband’s madness growing by the day, Catherine maintains her grace and royal demeanor.  Her life is not in her hands, but she intends to take it back and rule over Russia – with or without Peter by her side.  She is so calculating – but not in a spiteful way, but a way that an Empress should act.  The people all love her and see her as the ruler they were meant to have.  So when the Empress finally does succumb to her illness, Peter with all his ravings stands up to take his place as the Emperor – but he doesn’t go about it the right ways and Catherine finally sees her opening to take the crown.  Along with her, Catherine has the always present Sergei and her guard Grigori, who help her along every step of her journey.  But when Peter’s insanity rages so out of control he damages Catherine physically in the middle of a party he hosts, he bolsters her eventual reign.

While this was of course a fictional interpretation of a non-fictional person from history, Ms. Ficklin definitely had a lot of historical accuracy throughout.  I loved this series from the beginning, seeing how she when from Sophia to Catherine, and then to the Empress of Russia – so much pain and heartache for such a young lady, but the way she was able to remain so in control and so humble throughout her life; even in her death she is able to tell her children how sorry she wasn’t a better mother, but that she was a great leader.  I think that anyone who loves historical romances will be elated by this series – it was a smart series that was impossible to put down once I picked it up.  Great job Ms. Ficklin – here’s to many more :)

Darken The Stars The Kricket Series (Book 3) by Amy A. Bartol

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Darken The Stars The Kricket Series (Book 3) by Amy A. Bartol

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 ½ stars!

Now that Kyon Ensin of the Alameeda Brotherhood has finally gotten his ultimate prize and desire – the Priestesses Kricket Hollowell – he’ll stop at nothing to protect her and make her his in every sense of the word. But Kricket’s heart is still with Trey Allairis, the Rafe soldier that saved her from Earth and from the other Alameedans that would use her for her gift of prophecy. Kyon has taken Kricket to his own private island to get to know her better so when they are “joined” or married, she will be willing to submit to his will completely. At first, Kricket is bound and determined that Kyon is the jerk she first met on Earth – and that all he wants to do is control her every move. But as they get to know each other better, they form an alliance of sorts with the common enemy being none other than Kyon’s own father, Excelsior Ensin – the Chancellor of the Alameeda Brotherhood.

As their bond grows, Kricket begins to realize that Kyon may be the only one that is able to truly able to keep her safe from the Chancellor’s evil grasp. Also, through her out of body prophecy experiences, Kricket learns that her father, Pan Hollowell whom she thought had been dead since she was a little girl, is actually alive and well and leading a rebellion against the Alameedans – and he let anything or anyone, not even his own daughter, get in his way. And as Kricket slowly drifts her affections toward Kyon and away from Trey, she cements her decision to fight in the war alongside Kyon, for the good of herself and her stone heart. But when the war shows up on Kyon’s doorstep, Kricket must make a choice – Trey or Kyon, Ethar or Earth…when it comes to the war inside Kricket, there is never any easy choice, except to always protect herself.

Oh how I had mixed feelings about this book…I wanted to hate Kricket for betraying Trey like she does, but then Kyon starts really showing Kricket how he feels – not just for her ability but genuinely about HER. But when all is said and done throughout each book, the underlying fact is that Kricket is a fighter and a survivor – she overcomes every obstacle and roadblock that stands in her way, whether it’s an entire fleet of warriors or an overzealous dictator. These stories are about a strong young lady that overcomes in the face of diversity and hardship – and while I truly hope this is not the end of the series (I think I would still be really sad with this ending for Kricket!), I can say that Ms. Bartol has given us readers a strong and resilient character and story that will at times warm your heart or have you on the verge of tears at others. Here’s to hoping Kricket still has some stories left to tell!

The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly

The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly

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**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

3 ½ stars!

In the small coastal town of Emerald Cove, Nova Morgan lives on the wrong side of the tracks – at least in the eyes of the “cakes” or rich kids that come there to their summer home every year. Along with her best friend Alex Pace, Nova is terrorized and tormented on a daily basis by the cakes while working in her grandfather’s bustling restaurant – one of which is her ex-boyfriend she thought she’d never have to see again. But this summer is about to be even worse than past summers…this summer, someone is on a killing spree.

At first it’s just animals mutilated and left with a beautiful yet poisonous Foxglove flower in their mouths…but when one of the cake girls goes missing, the breezy summer town turns upside down with talk of murder and the fingers start pointing of someone local being the culprit. And when Nova and Alex end up in the middle of mayhem – along with the local hoodlums Matt and Janika, the officials start looking their way. Especially when not just the one missing cake shows up dead, but two – and Alex is supposedly the last one to have seen one of them alive.  And so as soon as Alex goes missing, only Nova and her nemesis Janika believe in his innocence. But if it’s not enough, that could mean that a murderer goes free and Alex could be lost to Nova forever…

While I had a hard time digesting a lot in the story – like how the cakes answered to virtually no one, they always get their revenge, and their willingness to hurt people – I have to say that I didn’t see the ending coming from a mile away. It was so out of the blue – a little crazy and didn’t necessarily make the most sense for me as a reader, but it sure did catch me by surprise – that alone was worth the extra half star for me! While I really enjoyed seeing Nova and Alex’s relationship bloom and grow, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions upon reading the last line – it felt like a lot went unfinished or unsaid to explain the ending and the choices of the characters to the readers.