Thursday, August 22, 2019

Blog Tour: Twisted Betrayal (Rydeville High Elite #2) by Siobhan Davis


Twisted Betrayal 
Rydeville High Elite #2

By:
Siobhan Davis

Release Date:
August 20, 2019

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Source:
eARC in exchange for a honest review

Warnings:
Explicit Physical/Sexual Abuse
Mature Content 18+

Book Synopsis:


He thinks he’s broken me. That I’m finally under his complete control. But I’m biding my time, gathering intel, making plans, and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. So, when an unexpected savior appears—offering me a way out—I grasp it with both hands. 

But the man I love refuses to let me go, and he’s hell-bent on protecting me at all costs.

Except he’s far too late.

Kaiden’s betrayal fuels the anger flowing through my veins, and now our roles are reversed—I’m the hunter, and he’s my prey. I enjoy torturing him, lying to him, and letting him believe in false truths that were never our reality.

Until the stakes are raised, and I’m forced into playing their game again. Only this time, it’s not just my life hanging in the balance.

I thought he’d done his worst. That he didn’t have the power to hurt me anymore.

But I was wrong.

His depravity knows no bounds, and now, he’s taken everything from me.

This time, it means war, and I’m taking no prisoners.


Start the Series with Cruel Intentions!

Book Excerpt:

He shoots me a shit-eating grin Jackson would be proud of as he locks the door and stalks toward me. “What the fuck does it look like?”
“Like you’re crazy as shit and have a death wish,” I say, backing away from him.
His eyes are thick with lust, his body cloaked in anger, and he wears it proudly like body armor. 
I scramble around desks as I avoid capture. All the while he advances. Like this menacing form hell-bent on punishing me.
Liquid lust races through me, and my core pulses with a desperate need.
I love it when he’s like this. 
Looking at me like he wants to fuck me so hard I’ll bleed. 
My body purrs in anticipation as my back slams against a solid obstacle. 
I know I’m sick and twisted, but I think that’s why we’re so well matched. 

He wants to punish me, and I want to be punished.



Book Teaser:


Purchase At:
Download your copy today or read FREE 
in Kindle Unlimited!


Amazon | Amazon Worldwide 


About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’. 

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand. 


Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. 


She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons. 





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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Release Blitz & Book Review: Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade


Cruel Prince
Royal Hearts Academy #2

By:

Ashley Jade

Release Date:
August 20, 2019

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Source:
eARC from the author in exchange for a honest review

Book Synopsis:

Welcome to their kingdom...  

I never thought I'd step foot in Royal Manor again. But four years later, here I am...back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy. 

And forced to face Jace Covington. My first friend. First crush. First kiss. The one I left behind. 

Only—he isn't the same boy I gave my heart to. 

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous. And he's determined to make my life a living hell. Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants. 

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I'd rather eat dirt. 

If Jace Covington wants me gone...he'll have to try harder. Because I've never been the kind of girl to play by the rules. 

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone. This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.

 

My Thoughts:

Fans of the Fall Away Series by Penelope Douglas, you need to read the first book in the Royal Hearts Academy Series, Cruel Prince!  You are going to love it!!!  Cruel Prince was a story that I could not put down.  It dealt with so many heavy and difficult topics, such as loss of a loved one, mental health issues, suicide, dysfunctional families, bullying in schools, and  more. This is a story that should be read by mature readers, as it deals with serious topics, even though it takes place in a high school setting.  I love when a story is so much more than what it at first appears.


The author alternated chapters by flashing from the past, when the main characters were in elementary school, to the present, where the main characters are now seniors in high school.  We learn that Dylan and Jace became best friends in the fifth grade.  They connected over the losses of their mothers and were inseparable.  Dylan and Jace spent every waking moment together, shared their grief, their secrets, their hopes, and knew each other in a way that no one else did.  Dylan became close to the Covington's; twins Liam and Cole, who were one year younger than Jace, and little sister Bianca.

Then, after Dylan's father marries a gold-digger, he abruptly moves her away the night of the eighth grade dance, and doesn't give her time to say goodbye to Jace.  After she moves, she repeatedly tries to contact Jace through calls and social media, but he doesn't respond to her.  Dylan is devastated. 

Right before her senior year of high school, Dylan's father gets imprisoned for embezzlement, and she comes to live with her aunt, uncle, and step-cousin Oakley.  Dylan finds herself attending the same school as the Covingtons' and is excited to reunite with her best friend.  However, things don't go as expected, and Jace treats her cruelly, bullies her, and has a lot of anger towards her.  

There is a lot Dylan doesn't know about the night she left.  There's a thin line between love and hate, and Dylan is not going to let anyone intimidate or bully her.  However, these two still share chemistry and deep feelings for one another.  Will Dylan get her best friend back, or as more happens, will she even want to?

I really enjoyed Cruel Prince.  I wanted to know what could possibly have happened to make Jace hate Dylan so much.  I suspected what it had to do with, but did not know the details.  The explanation bothered me, because I felt like there should have been more trust with the situation, and Dylan should have been given the benefit of the doubt.  There was never a dull moment in this story, and the ending was perfect!  I swooned and got teary-eyed! 

I loved the strong cast of secondary characters.  Dylan's best friend, Sawyer was amongst my favorites.  Initially, she was quiet, and timid, but she became stronger through Dylan's friendship.  I could tell Sawyer and Cole had feelings for each other, but she was quiet, religious, and didn't share the same social status.  Cole's story is next, and I'm hoping he wises up!

Oakley, Dylan's step-cousin, made me so angry at the beginning of the story, but he eventually grew on me.  His character added a lot of humor to the story.  Bianca, the youngest Covington was sassy, feisty, and fiercely loyal.  I'm looking forward to her story as well, and suspect that she's going to fall in love with the Covingtons' biggest enemy's little brother!

Cruel Prince was a story that I did not want to put down!  If you enjoy new adult contemporaries, dark bully romance, angst, drama, serious issues, and combustible sexual chemistry, you need to check out this story!





Teasers:

This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.






Book Excerpt:

“Is that why you wore this sexy little shirt tonight?” His warm breath tickles the side of my neck. “Hoping to get my attention.” 

“No.” 

That earns me a husky chuckle. “Too bad.” He presses his lips against my throat. “Because it’s working. You have all my attention.” He walks his fingers down my torso. “Question is…what are you going to do with it?”


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FREE in Kindle Unlimited!



About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance. 

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them. 

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math. 

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series. 

It was the best decision she ever made. 

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life. 

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels. She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too. She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.





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Echoes Between Us
By: Katie McGarry
Release Date: January 14, 2020
Publisher: Tor Teen

Echoes Between Us is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her. 

Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her mother's ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the brain tumor that keeps her on the fringes and consumes her whole life haunt her, even as she wonders if it's something more... 

Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but his adrenaline addiction draws him to Veronica. 

A girl with nothing to live for and a boy with everything to lose--can they conquer their demons together?


Why I'm Eagerly Waiting:

Katie McGarry is one of my all time favorite authors!  I don't care what she writes-I'll read it!  She writes characters that are real, imperfect, and makes me fall in love with them in every single one of her stories!!!  I can't even begin to express how excited I am for this book to come out!



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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Release Blitz & Book Review: Twisted Betrayal (Rydeville High Elite #2) by Siobhan Davis


Twisted Betrayal 
Rydeville High Elite #2

By:
Siobhan Davis

Release Date:
August 20, 2019

Add to:
Goodreads

Source:
eARC in exchange for a honest review

Warnings:
Explicit Physical/Sexual Abuse
Mature Content 18+

Book Synopsis:


He thinks he’s broken me. That I’m finally under his complete control. But I’m biding my time, gathering intel, making plans, and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. So, when an unexpected savior appears—offering me a way out—I grasp it with both hands. 

But the man I love refuses to let me go, and he’s hell-bent on protecting me at all costs.

Except he’s far too late.

Kaiden’s betrayal fuels the anger flowing through my veins, and now our roles are reversed—I’m the hunter, and he’s my prey. I enjoy torturing him, lying to him, and letting him believe in false truths that were never our reality.

Until the stakes are raised, and I’m forced into playing their game again. Only this time, it’s not just my life hanging in the balance.

I thought he’d done his worst. That he didn’t have the power to hurt me anymore.

But I was wrong.

His depravity knows no bounds, and now, he’s taken everything from me.

This time, it means war, and I’m taking no prisoners.


Start the Series with Cruel Intentions!

My Thoughts:


Twisted Betrayal was a phenomenal sequel to Cruel Intentions!  There are no words to describe how addictive and spellbinding this series is!!!  The world of the "Old Elite," those that come from old money and have endless power at their fingertips is dark, perverse, twisted, sickening, maddening, and depraved.  

I don't think I've ever hated a book villain more than Abigail's father.  The man is evil incarnate, and his dark presence continued to come to life, as we learned more about the way his sick mind works, and all of the horrible things he's willing to do to his children and anyone else in his life; that can stand in the way of his accumulating more power and status.

Our main character, Abigail is such a strong female lead.  No matter what happens to her, she will not be broken!  Everyone in her life that is important to her has deceived her in one way or another, with the excuse of "protecting her."  I admired her strength, loyalty, determination, and resilience.

The relationship she had with Kaiden was complex and complicated, but there could be no denying the extreme love and passion that they shared with one another.  It melted my heart and made me weak in the knees.  

I loved Kaiden's brother's Rick, Joaquin, and Harley, as well as his best friends Sawyer and Jackson.  This series has such a stellar secondary cast of characters.  They each have their unique personalities and I enjoyed their page time as well as that of Abigail's twin brother, Drew and best friend Xavier.

Siobhan Davis really knows how to bring her characters to life.  She breathes life in to them, and gives them layers.  They are imperfect, real, and I could see them in my mind perfectly. The plot was riveting and full of twists; some of which I predicted, and other's which caught me by complete surprise.  

From the moment this story landed on my kindle, I didn't want to stop reading.  As a matter of fact. I read until my eyes couldn't stay open because I was exhausted.  Nothing could tear me away from this story, except for responsibilities that I had no choice but to attend to.  Even then, I was distracted thinking about the story, and counting down the minutes until I could return to my book.  This series is dark romance at its best!  I don't know how I'm going to wait until October for the last installment in this series.  Twisted Betrayal had such a crazy cliffhanger ending, that managed to top the ending in the first book!  I would have never guessed that was possible!

If you enjoy stories filled with drama, lies, deceit, seduction, power struggles, and aren't triggered by violence, and sexual assault and depravity, than this is a series that you don't want to miss out on! 




Book Teaser:


Purchase At:
Download your copy today or read FREE 
in Kindle Unlimited!


Amazon | Amazon Worldwide 


About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’. 

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand. 


Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. 


She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons. 





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Blog Tour: Broken Knight (All Saints High #2) by LJ Shen


Broken Knight
All Saints High #2

By:
L.J. Shen

Release Date:
August 26, 2019

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Book Synopsis:

Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending. 

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower. 

Sweet. 
Caring.
Charitable. 
Quiet. 
Fake. 
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language. 
Who taught her how to laugh. 
To live. 
To love.

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero. 
Gorgeous. 
Athletic. 
Rugged. 
Popular. 
Liar. 

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna. 

But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore. When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes. 

 Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

 

Mini Review:

Broken Knight broke my heart and put the pieces back together. This is my favorite book by L.J. Shen to date! It packed such a powerful punch and I was overwhelmed with all of the feels. My heart nearly burst with all of the love Knight and Luna had for each other. I loved getting to see these two very different characters joined at the hip from childhood, grow in to a beautiful love, as well as grow in to themselves!  I am going to be suffering from a major book hangover, because this story was truly one of a kind!


Book Excerpt:

Right now I wanted to just be here in silence with my best friend. And somehow, I don’t know how, but Luna sensed it. So we sat there for what felt like two hours but was probably a lot less, until I opened my eyes again. Her eyes were closed, too. I watched her for a while. 

When she opened her eyes, it felt like she took something away from me. 

“Let’s jump,” she said. 

“I’m quite fond of my limbs, Moonshine.” 

“Stop being such a big baby.” 

“Big, quarterback baby who just finished a football season in one piece and would like to keep all his body parts intact.” 

She crawled out of the treehouse and settled on the branch. It was thick, but I doubted it could carry my muscular ass for more than a few seconds before snapping. I rolled my eyes and settled next to her. She slipped her hand in mine. 

“Three, two, one.” 

It was a short, sweet way down.


Purchase Info:

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! $2.99 for a Limited Time Only 
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About the Author:

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries. 

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.


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