ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Inside Darkness by Hudson Lin

SUMMARY

38356349Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

He’s come in from the field, but the darkness has followed him home.

After a decade as an aid worker, Cameron Donnelly returns home jaded, tired, and with more than just a minor case of PTSD. Plagued by recurring nightmares but refusing to admit he has a problem, Cam quickly spirals into an alcohol-infused depression, and everyone around him is at a loss for how to help.

Journalist Tyler Ang met Cam on a reporting assignment in Kenya, and their first encounters were rife with hostility and sexual tension. Back in New York, their paths continually cross, and each time, Cam’s brokenness reminds Ty more and more of his own difficult childhood. Letting Cam in goes against Ty’s instinct to live life autonomously, but the damaged aid worker manages to sneak past his guard.

Their relationship is all sharp corners and rough edges, and just as they’re figuring out how to fit together, a life-threatening accident puts it all in jeopardy. If they want a future together, both will have to set aside their egos and learn to carry each other’s burdens.

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert

SUMMARY

unnamedPublisher: Self-pub
Release Date: June 14, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

They fell in love fifteen years ago, and never quite fell out again…

Laura Burne arrives in Beesley-on-Sea searching for peace, happiness, and safety—not for the teenage sweetheart she left behind. And yet, one moonlit night on the beach, she finds him anyway.

Samir may be a man now, but he’s still too charming for his own good, too handsome for Laura’s peace of mind, and too sweet for her broken heart to bear. Because while he’s remained the same, Laura’s life is forever changed—and not just by the unborn child she carries.

She’s on the run from her own personal monster. Her baby’s father. Her husband. So there isn’t a man on earth who’d want her right now; not even a man as reckless as Samir.

And yet, against all reason and all goddamn common sense, Laura just might want him.

Please note: this book contains descriptions of domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, and child abuse that may trigger some readers.

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Thrown Off Track by Tamsen Parker

SUMMARY

40144194Publisher: Self-pub
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

Singing about love is one thing. Finding it is another.

Teague Martell has been License to Game’s bassist for over a decade, and he’s played Casanova for just as long, sleeping with almost everyone in his path. But unbeknownst to even his bandmates, it’s always felt like going through the motions.

His best friend and LtG drummer Christian Vogel has secrets of his own. Like that he’s had a crush on Teague for as long as he’s had crushes. And while LtG’s lead singer may have made his solo plans public and sent the band into a tailspin, Christian’s got a side gig as well—one he’s been keeping under wraps.

A nude photoshoot for a charity calendar has Teague seeing Christian in a different light—suddenly he knows what it is to want. But disagreements about the future of the band could impact their future as a couple. Christian and Teague have to decide whether their differences of opinion create a sweet harmony or if there’s too much discord in the duet they’re finally playing.

**Please note: Thrown Off Track appeared originally in the Exposed anthology. This version includes a bonus scene.**

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Blog Tours & Events

RELEASE DAY INTERVIEW: Chace Verity & Your Heart Will Grow!

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Hello, hello!

As some of you may know, it’s the release day for Chace Verity’s first full length novel, YOUR HEART WILL GROW, a book featuring a pansexual mermaid and a (mostly) heterosexual, transgender human. Furthermore, if you’ve been following me here or on twitter for any length of time, you may know that I absolutely adore everything Chace has published. So when they sent me the ARC for YHMG, we talked about doing some kind of special post during their release week, and happily, they agreed to an interview!

That’s what I have for you today, and it’s pretty fun, if I do say so myself! After the interview, I’ll share the blurb for YHMG, as well as places where you can purchase this lovely book. And if you’re still not convinced (why not??), here’s a link to my review of the book where I gush about everything I loved within its pages!

So, without further ado…Chace Verity!

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Your Heart Will Grow by Chace Verity

SUMMARY

30324115Publisher: Self-pub
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

Kelpana was never supposed to love humans this much.

As a mermaid tasked with keeping peace between land and sea, her job is to be fair. Neutral. Diplomatic. Political. But her carefree spirit is bewitched by the carousing, free-swinging ways of the landfolk…yet one night of careless fun becomes a death sentence when she spurns a bratty prince. Now she’s facing life in prison—but that life won’t be long without the ocean waters that keep her alive.

Yet if Kelpana dreams of better things than this new, grim existence—so, too, does the young man set to guard her in her cell. Morgan Sunilian wants to be more than anyone ever believed he could be. He wants to be an Absolute, decked in gold armor and fighting alongside the kingdom’s most elite guardians. Morgan will do anything to prove he’s strong enough to be more than a prison guard.

To prove he can be an Absolute.

Yet as each day watching over Kelpana passes with him falling under the sweet spell of her soft voice and quiet stories, he realizes the truth of who he wants to be more than even an Absolute.

He wants to be a man of honor. A man of kindness. A man of fairness.

And a man with the strength to defy his orders, risk his life, and save the woman he’s come to love.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: The Soldier Prince by Aarti V Raman

SUMMARY

51rDk+I24tLPublisher: Karou Publishing
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

This is Royal life. Not a fairytale.

Sasha

When I think of princes, I know exactly who I am looking for. A sophisticated, handsome man who will ride with me into the sunset.

Surly, generous, blond alphas nicknamed “Iceman” need not apply.

I thought I was saving his life when I went to warn him about the bad guys gunning for him. But then I saw him in action. And he doesn’t need my help at all.

The Iceman is an ex-military warrior.

When the world rights itself after my night of danger, I am flying on a private jet to a tiny nation in the Swiss Alps with the Iceman. Turns out, the warrior is the Prince of Stellangård in disguise.

And he just might be everything I am looking for.

Except, this is real life. Not a fairytale. And The Ice Prince could never belong with a struggling student-waitress from New York City.

Right?

Alexander

I thought I could outrun my past, my guilt, and duty to my homeland by joining the military. And it worked like a charm for a decade.

But civilian life is much more exciting and dangerous.

And Sasha Ray is the most dangerous of them all.

She is meant to be protected within the walls of the castle I call home. But she destroys my defenses with her compassionate heart and sharp wit.

I am known as the Iceman for a reason. I don’t melt. I don’t give in to temptation, even when every touch makes me want her past sanity.

This is Royal life. Not a fairy tale. And I know the price she’d have to pay for being mine.

Don’t I?

When fire and ice collide, all bets are off. And with an unknown enemy closing in, can Sasha and Alexander decide if happily ever after is worth everything – especially their hearts?

Meet the Royals of Stellangård – Alexander, Helena, and Michael – burdened by their heritage, freed by love.

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