Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Christmas Lane by Amy Aislin

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Amy christmas-eBook-completePublisher: Self-pub
Release Date: November 29, 2018
Received From: A Novel Take PR

It’s recent college graduate Zach Greenfeld’s favorite time of the year and he’s just received a temporary gig planning Lighthouse Bay’s Christmas parade. Not only does it speak to his penchant for organization, it also puts him face to face on a daily basis with his unrequited crush–Holland Stone. But his new job starts off in disaster when the most important float–Santa’s sleigh–gets damaged.

Holland needs to win the Lighthouse Bay Christmas parade float competition in order to grow his new dollhouse-making business. The prize is an article in a major city newspaper, and nothing beats free advertising. Except, eager to help the adorable parade organizer, he volunteers to help fix Santa’s sleigh, leaving no time to work on his own float, and putting his prize at risk.

Damaged floats, snowstorms, and a last-minute parade emergency force Zach and Holland closer than ever. All they need is a little bit of Christmas magic to help them realize they belong together.

Christmas Lane is a sweet, May/December, small-town Christmas romance with an HEA!

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: An Interview with Ana Mardoll

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Good morning, all!

Today’s special guest is the lovely Ana Mardoll! Xie is a dear friend who has, happily, taken some time out of xer schedule to stop by and talk with me!

You may remember my review of the short story collection NO MAN OF WOMAN BORN (if not, the title there has a handy link, so do the clickity click!), and if so, then you may recall that Ana is the the author of the collection. It’s a great bunch of stories about trans and/or nonbinary people taking on the myths and fairy tales we’ve grown up with, and it has a special place in my heart.

So today, I talk to Ana a bit about NMOWB as well as xer other novels and characters!

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Blog Tours & Events · Weekly Themes

(PAPERBACK) RELEASE DAY BLITZ (Excerpt + Giveaway!): Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert

Better Not Pout is a heartwarming read full of true love, holiday magic, steamy romance, and nuanced interactions between characters. Old fans and new readers alike will love everything about this book!” — Anna Zabo, author of the Takeover and Twisted Wishes series

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Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert

Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin)
Release Date (Print): Print (mmp): Tuesday November 27, 2018
Length (Print): Print (mmp): 288
Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Male/Male Romance, Holiday Romance, Military Romance

Order at:
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/better-not-pout-annabeth-albert/1128809456?ean=9781335924841
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ki8Xl0

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One hard-nosed military police officer.

One overly enthusiastic elf.

One poorly timed snowstorm.

Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?

Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.

Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice for a one-night stand.

The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.

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Annabeth Albert says that, “BETTER NOT POUT is a male/male holiday romance featuring endearing characters with a fun, flirty plot that will remind readers of their favorite holiday rom-coms.”

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Escaping Solitude by Sara Dobie Bauer

SUMMARY

42189648Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: October 29, 2018
Received From: Review requested by the author

Ancient vampire Andrew escaped his tropical island exile with his beloved human sailor, Edmund. They’ve now returned to Andrew’s home in nineteenth-century New Orleans and must navigate not only their developing relationship—and equally haunted pasts—but also a hungry coven of vampires Andrew used to call friends.

Desperate to stay by Andrew’s side forever, Edmund examines the impressive coven library in search of an Elder, the only creature capable of turning Edmund. Although missing for centuries, Andrew believes an Elder must still survive somewhere; they just have to find him.

The search is put on hold when Edmund receives word that his mother is ill in London, and the lovers set off on an oceanic journey surrounded by new friends and old enemies. When things go terribly wrong, Edmund’s fragile human life hangs in the balance, and an Elder must be found or Andrew will be alone forever.

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Weekly Themes

REVIEW: Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto

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36676693Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Received From: NetGalley / Amazon

PERIOD founder and Harvard College student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation and why we can no longer silence those who bleed—and how to engage in youth activism.

Throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. They’re taboo. They’re embarrassing. They’re gross. And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex ed program, they are misunderstood. Because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the decision-making table, creating discriminations like the tampon tax, medicines that favor male biology, and more.

Power to the Period aims to explain what menstruation is, shed light on the stigmas and resulting biases, and create a strategy to end the silence and prompt conversation about periods.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Escaping Exile by Sara Dobie Bauer

SUMMARY

40794384Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: August 13, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

Andrew is a vampire from New Orleans, exiled to a tropical island in the 1800s as punishment for his human bloodlust. During a storm, a ship crashes off shore. After rescuing a sailor from the cannibals native to the land, Andrew becomes fascinated with his brilliant, beautiful new companion, Edmund.

Edmund is a British naturalist who has sailed the world seeking new species. Intrigued by creatures that might kill him, immortal Andrew is this scientist’s dream—but so is making his way back home. Edmund will fight to survive, even while wrapped in the arms of a monster.

As light touches and laughter turn to something much more passionate, the cannibals creep ever closer to Edmund. Can the ancient vampire keep his human alive long enough to escape exile and explore their newfound love, or will Andrew’s bloodlust seal his own doom?

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: A Spell for Luck by Daria Defore

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42431949Publisher: Self-pub
Release Date: October 31, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

At one thousand years old, Simon Sorellion is feeling strange. The house demon has been content to coexist quietly with humans. Now, he’s met one that he’d like to taste.

Tom is a sullen, college-age witch who’s studying magic in his Aunt Lucinda’s creepy house all summer. He’d rather escape back to the city, by any means necessary. Maybe that means cutting a deal with the demon who wants to get friendly. Intimate, even.

Tom really should know better.

Simon has never been with a human before — hell, he doesn’t even have a physical body — but none of that will stop him from getting what he wants.

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Blog Tours & Events

COVER REVEAL: Royal House of Saene: The Princesses

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The Kingdom of Bagumi is one of the last intact African monarch states. Treaties and alliances over several centuries have ensured their continued dominance in the region. 

Each generation of the powerful and proud Royal House of Saene is bound by loyalty to their family and duty to protecting their nation.

However, soon, long-trusted traditions come under attack and change becomes inevitable, especially when love clashes with duty. 

The long-standing, distinguished Royal House of Saene is about to be rocked by three sexy, determined interlopers. Princesses Amira, India and Isha may have to choose between sacrificing their hearts or their kingdom.

A spoilt princess and a commoner…a match made online.

A widowed princess and a reluctant king…a match shrouded in suspicion.

A crusading princess and a freedom fighter…a match built on conflict.

meet the royal house of saene: the princesses

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Mireille Sillander

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Hello hello! Welcome back for another Writer Wednesday!

Today, author Mireille Sillander is dropping by to talk to us! For her post, she’s elected to write about the Finnish house-snake, how they were a part of life in pre-Christian Finland, and about how their magical presence diminished once Christianity moved in.

It’s quite an interesting topic, so please have a read!

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Volume 4

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38927393Publisher: Cleis Press
Release Date: December 11, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the editor

In Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel has gathered the hottest sexy stories starring outspoken women who daringly pursue love and lust. You’ll read about a single mom who goes back to college and gets some very hands-on education from her hot professor, an Amish woman tenderly revealing her most intimate desires, and a woman who crafts the man of her dreams. From outsiders who lustily claim their place without apology to women taking the boldest of risks with their hearts and their bodies, these sizzling stories are sure to make your heart pound. Featuring stories by popular authors including Alyssa Cole, Megan Hart, Tamara Lush, Tamsen Parker, Sofia Quintero, Suleikha Snyder and Alessandra Torre, along with a variety newcomers to the genre, these tales will turn you on and stay with you long after you’ve finished.

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