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Book Review: The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

 


The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu 
Series: The Eldest Curses, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult |New Adult
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on April 9th 2019 by Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Wesley Chu: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation.

A lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who, against all odds, is finally his boyfriend. It doesn’t seem like too much for the centuries-old High Warlock to ask for. But no sooner have they settled in Paris than an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.

Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.

The first book in the Eldest Curses series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare and award-winning science fiction author Wesley Chu, The Red Scrolls of Magic is a fast-paced adventure bursting with magic, humor, and (if demons stop getting in the way) romance that offers a fresh look at the world of the Shadowhunters.

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Book Review: Starlet by Fiona Davenport

 


Starlet by Fiona Davenport 
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 106 pages
Source: Amazon
Published on April 19th 2019 (first published April 17th 2019)
Fiona Davenport: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Might contain spoilers.

Synopsis:
Nicole Callahan is an up-and-coming movie star. When she gets her big chance, the role requires her to get romantic with her co-star on screen. But there’s only one man she can picture herself kissing…even if she’s never met him in person.

Austin Hayes has been a household name since he hit it big as a child actor. His refusal to so much as kiss a woman on screen hasn’t stopped him from having a successful career in Hollywood. But when Nicole wants him as her co-star, he throws all the rules out the window because this starlet is meant to be his
He’d give her everything.

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Blog Tour Book Review: Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey

 


Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey 
Series: Phenomenal Fate, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 234 pages.
Published on March 16th 2020
Tessa Bailey: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from SOCIAL BUTTERFLY PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my opinion or rating of the book in any way.

Synopsis:
A timeless love story with bite.

It was a night like any other for funeral home director Ginny Lynn, until the exceptionally handsome—and unfortunately deceased—young man on her embalming table sat up, opened his emerald eyes and changed the course of her life forever, making her feel quite fluttery while he was at it.

Humans aren’t supposed to know Jonas Cantrell, or any vampire, exists. It’s kind of a major rule. Despite his instantaneous bond with perfectly peculiar Ginny, he has no choice but to erase her memories of their one and only meeting.

That was the plan. Before a reluctant Jonas can wipe Ginny’s mind clean, she reveals a secret that brings their worlds crashing together. Human and vampire. Past and present. Darkness and light. And while their love is strictly forbidden, it might be the only thing that can save them…

Reborn Yesterday is a standalone paranormal romantic comedy with a happily ever after.

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Book Review: The Princesses by Alexa Riley

 


The Princesses by Alexa Riley 
Series: The Princess, #1-4
Genre: Erotica | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 308 pages
Published on June 25th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Alexa Riley: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Might contain spoilers.

Synopsis:
It’s crowns galore as we give you all the brooding kings your heart can hold. Climb on your throne and adjust your tiara… we’ve got cherries to pop and heirs to make.

Also included a brand new book: Unexpected Princess

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Taming by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Taming by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #8
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 252 pages.
Published on September 3rd 2016 by Createspace
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
As a newcomer to the alien tribe, I’ve struggled to find my place. It might be because I’m a tad headstrong at times. And yes, I might have thrown a few things at people’s heads. But I had a good reason to pitch a fit – my shy sister was stolen away right under my nose. Of course, now she’s back and mated. Everyone’s happy…except me. I need…affection. Attention. Okay, I’m lonely. Really lonely. Strangely enough, the only person that I think understands what I’m going through is the same blue-skinned brute that stole my sister. It’s wrong to hook up with him, even as a mindless fling. Except…I’m not so good with the whole ‘rules’ thing. And he’s not so great with the ‘fling’ thing.

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Touch by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Touch by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #7
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 300 pages.
Published on June 14th 2016 by Createspace
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
When I wake up on the ice planet, I’m scared of everything: this place is cold, silent, and the locals look more like blue devils than aliens. To make matters worse, one of the strangers decides I’m going to be his girlfriend and kidnaps me away from my sister. I’m completely and utterly alone. What’s a girl to do? Well, this girl escapes. Of course, that means I go from frying pan into the fire, and my situation gets even more dangerous. Just when I have no hope left, a new hero appears. Sure, he’s blue, horned, and has a tail. He’s also fierce, protective, makes me purr…and thinks I’m perfect. But is what we have real or just a mating instinct?

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Book Review: Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter

 


Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter 
Series: Angels After Dark, #2
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 447 pages
Published on March 1st 2013 by Mira Books
Gena Showalter: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary-and he lives only for vengeance, determined to punish the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be kicked from the heavens, eternally damned.
She is his last hope. Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo’s deliverance…and his downfall. Though he fights duty, destiny and his first addictive taste of desire, his toughest battle will be the one for Nicola’s life-even if he has to sacrifice his own….

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Book Review: Barbarian Mine by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian Mine by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #4
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 186 pages.
Published on November 3rd 2015 by Createspace
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
The ice planet has given me a second lease on life, so I’m thrilled to be here. Sure, there’s no cheeseburgers, but I’m healthy and ready to be a productive member of the small tribe.What I didn’t anticipate? That there’d be a savage stranger waiting nearby, watching me. And when he takes me captive, the unthinkable happens… I resonate to him. Resonance means mating, and children… but I don’t know if this guy’s ever been around anyone before. He’s truly a barbarian in all ways, right down to clubbing me over the head and claiming me as his own.So why is it that I crave his touch and hunger for more?

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Audio Book Review: Halfway Girl by Tessa Bailey

 


Halfway Girl by Tessa Bailey 
Series: Girl, #2.5
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Audiobook
Published on February 4th 2019
Tessa Bailey: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Might contain spoilers.

Synopsis:
The team’s resident linebacker, Jerimiah, has gotten used to making people uncomfortable. He’s huge, intimidating and doesn’t have a lot to say. Until he meets Birdie. Now he can’t seem to stop talking, if only so she’ll say more. And stay a little bit longer. To be fair, she doesn’t really have a choice, since they just got locked in the basement together at a frat party…

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Audio Book Review: Mated to the Reaper by Alexa Riley

 


Mated to the Reaper by Alexa Riley 
Series: Standalone
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Audiobook
Published on January 14th 2019
Alexa Riley: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
He’s dying for her. The Grim Reaper will stop at nothing to find her… let’s just hope she’s ready to be claimed.

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