Monday, 8 August 2022

Review of Nalini Singhs Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity) #OUTNOW #FIVESTARS


Check out the Awesome USA Cover ( which I have winging its way to me via Snail Mail)

Paperback out Now ( I couldnt wait and bought a copy at my local bookstore)

From Breakfast to Bedtime - and through out the next morning I ignored everything and #Readtomyheartscontent


 

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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into the hearts of two fractured people in a world on the brink of a psychic Armageddon . . .

Silence has fallen. The Psy are free to feel emotion. Free to love. But Silence was never a prison for Ivan Mercant. The biggest threat to his future lies dormant in his brain—a psychic monster that wants only to feed. And now, the brutal leash he’s kept on that monster is slipping. He prepared for this day, for the end of Ivan Mercant . . . but that was before he met Lei.

As primal as she is human, this wild changeling brings color into his life, laughter to his soul. Then the dream shatters in a rain of blood, in silent bodies in the snow. Lei is gone. Vanished without a trace . . . until he meets strangely familiar eyes across a busy San Francisco street.

Soleil Bijoux Garcia is a healer who has lost everything. She exists in a world of desolate aloneness . . . till the day she finds herself face-to-face with a lethal stranger. The animal who is her other half knows this man, but her memories are tattered fragments. Sorrow and a need for vengeance are all that drive her. Her mission? To kill the alpha of the DarkRiver leopard pack.

But fate has other plans. Soon, a deadly soldier who believes himself a monster and a broken healer might be all that stand between life and death for the entire Psy race. . .



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PAPERBACK:
Amazon  •  Amazon Australia  •  Amazon Canada  •  Amazon UK  •  Barnes&Noble  •  BookDepo  •  Bookshop  •  BAM  •  Chapters/Indigo  •  IndieBound  •  Penguin  •  Powell’s

EBOOK:
AppleBooks  •  Amazon  •  Amazon AU  •  Amazon Canada  •  Amazon NZ  •  Amazon UK  •  Kobo  •  Nook  •  Penguin

REVIEW


  Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #6; Psy-Changeling, #21)Storm Echo by Nalini Singh
Kats rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series is One of my favorite series, Author Nalini Singh is my top author, I will buy anything she writes, whether paranormal or thriller, the books will keep me emersed in the storyline everytime.

Storm Echo was a great romance that shows that love will survive, soulmates will find each other and the bonds of love will win against any odds it faces, imperfect logic that some people believe they are not worth being loved, that flawed perceptions believed from a lifetime of not being good enough.

Psy Ivan Mercant has always been wary of connecting with anyone, but he is loyal to the Mercant family and after a childhood that was tragic and traumatising, that has kept him thinking he can never have the connection his cousins have, he has no defenses to stop Lei (Soleil) from loving him. #catsaresneaky.

Soliel meets Ivan in the woods at the beginning of the book, his 'Lei' - a connection he cannot explain or forget, but when Lei disappears without a trace he goes on with his life.

A chance meeting in San Fransisco has Ivan tracking down the changling woman who looks like his Lost "Lei'

Soliel is on a mission, lost and lonely a healer who has lost her pack finds more than she bargained for, the mysterious Psy who tugs at memories buried, when the scent of a pack member she thinks is dead has her doubting her knowledge of events, she has to trust her inner Cat instincts and trust Ivan and the Dark River Pack, life will never be the same - once she has her heart set on something even her loss of memory means that her heart still knows Ivan is something who is important to her.
I spent my whole weekend reading - go grab your copy now.

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REVIEW & COVER REVEAL of LYNN RUSH WINGED TRILOGY BOOK 1

 

COVER REVEAL of

 LYNN RUSH WINGED TRILOGY BOOK 1


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She had to lose her memory to find her soul

Pushed through a splice between two parallel Realms, Trinity Dawkins lands in the middle of a busy Minnesota street, literally. The trauma leaves her blind and amnesia-stricken, but she soon finds sanctuary in the strong arms of struggling artist, Jayden Brown.

He’s intrigued by her quirky behavior, voracious appetite, and her incessant curiosity about common things like cars, French fries, and cell phones. But his tolerance is tested when wings unexpectedly burst from her back.

Even worse, the otherworldly enemies she fled make their way to Earth, determined to capture her. Trinity and Jayden are thrown into a battle bound by rules they don’t understand and may not survive.

Fans of: Blindspot and I Am Number Four

Book Title: CROSSED (Winged, #1)

Release Date: October 12th, 2022

Publisher: FHL Press 

Pre-Order HERE


REVIEW




Crossed (Winged, #1)Crossed by Lynn Rush
Kat's rating: 4 of 5 stars

I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book, and the following opinions are my own.

I loved how the book began, the character, Trinity Dawkins 'lands' in the middle of a busy street, and is hurt in the process. left blind and no memory of how she got there, she soon finds a good samaritan in struggling artist, Jayden Brown.

Jayden is intrigued by her and she inspires him in a way he hasn't felt in a long time.
Trinity's lack of knowledge of simple things like cars, French fries, and cell phones has him thinking that it's just a case of amnesia. But when wings unexpectedly burst from her back, he has a lot to digest - his innate honor has him protecting her, even when the powerful winged enemies she fled make their way to Earth, determined to capture her.

Once I got into the story I really enjoyed the way the author had built her world of 'winged beings' - are they the basis of our myths and legends of 'Angels'?

The memory loss that Trinity suffered was a great way of introducing the discovery of both our world and Trinity's abilities.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series, and you will be happy that the story has no cliffhangers. But I do hope we hear more of Trinity and Jayden.

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AUTHOR BIO


New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Lynn Rush, is a full-time writer, wife, and trail runner living in the Sonoran Desert, despite her fear of rattlesnakes. Known as #TheRunningWriter, Lynn can’t resist posting epic sunrise pictures while running in the desert with her trail sisters, even if she has to occasionally hop a scorpion.

When she’s not running or writing, she’s watching movies that fuel her everlasting love of superheroes, vampires, and all things Supernatural. The books she reads usually carry the same theme, but this former college athlete loves reading sweet sports romances as well. She’s madly in love with her Ironman husband of 20+ years who is the inspiration for what true love is. You can find her on social media as @LynnRushWrites

But for the insider connection with Lynn, join her Newsletter. That’s where she shares insider information not found on social media and can interact best with her readers.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Her Selfless Warrior by Caitlyn O'Leary Review

 

 

Her Selfless Warrior (Omega Sky #1)Her Selfless Warrior by Caitlyn O'Leary
Kats rating: 5 of 5 stars






AMAZON US LINK: https://amzn.to/3ODE9uv


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Will they get their second chance at love, before fate rips it away?

As a child, Kostya (Konstantin) Barona barely escaped Russia with his life when his father was dragged off by the secret police and he watched his mother brutally murdered. Now that he leads a Navy SEAL team, his whole life is based around rescuing those in need.

Lark Sorensen is an investigative journalist. There had never been an injustice that she didn't want to scrutinize and throw a spotlight on so the world would know about the atrocities going on around them.

Months ago, Kostya and Lark worked together in Afghanistan to help save a mother and her two little girls, and now they're meeting up again to do the same thing. But the fiery sparks everyone expected to fly seem to have sputtered out. But little do the couple know the passion that lies underneath.

Now as lives are on the line, can these two work together to get everyone out alive? Or will the injustices of the world finally drag them under?

REVIEW 

I loved Kostya (Konstantin) Barona and it was great how the author started the story with his childhood, he barely escaped Russia with his life when his father was dragged off by the secret police and he watched his mother brutally murdered. This had my heart hurting for the young Kostya.

The book then begins with present day, Kostya is a Navy SEAL team leader, the story is action packed with the the teams mission's.

Lark Sorensen is an investigative journalist.
Months ago, Kostya and Lark worked together in Afghanistan to help save a mother and her two little girls, and now they're meeting up again on another situation Lark has uncovered.

This book kept me up reading long into the night and I read it over the weekend.

Ms O'Leary has a talent for creating Book series that you can't help falling in love. Grab this new series now.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2022

CORNER OFFICE CONFESSIONS by Cynthia St. Aubin REVIEW #Harlequin #Romance

 







Official book description: 

On-sale date: May 24, 2022

Formats: Mass-market paperback, ebook 
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/ebook/corner-office-confessions-1?open=true#_=_
Fishpond(paperback) https://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Corner-Office-Confessions-Cynthia-St-Aubin/9781335735690

To oust his twin brother from the billion-dollar family food empire, CEO Samuel Kane sets him up to violate their father’s cardinal rule: no company romances. Enter Samuel’s new hire, Arlington Banks—the one woman his brother chased but never caught. Too bad the plan backfires when Samuel falls for the bait himself. Because Samuel and Arlie have a long-simmering history of their own. As things heat up between them, will his deception cost him everything—or will the secret Arlie’s keeping do the trick? 

Review


 Corner Office Confessions: A workplace, twin switch romanceCorner Office Confessions: A workplace, twin switch romance by Cynthia St. Aubin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for allowing me to give my thoughts on this book. : @HarlequinBooks @HarlequinPublicityTeam @Cynthia St.Aubin

This is an office romance that involves Three main characters,
the instigator in the scenario - CEO Samuel Kane
the unwitting lady who is our female main character - Arlington Banks (Arlie)
and finally the final pawn in the triangle Mason Kane, Playboy and twin brother to Samuel.

Samuel comes across as being an uptight petty brother who is fed up with his father who is constantly letting his playboy brother get away with his dalliances and ineffectual business ethic. He is fed up with never having his father praise him for his hard work and diligence.
Mason was as you expected - at first, but by the end of the story, you realise he is more than just his reputation.
Arlie, well she was the housekeeper's daughter who secretly pined for Samuel as a girl, who managed to create herself a good career, but was unwittingly caught up in corporate espionage and has no choice but to accept the job offered by Samuel if she wants to keep a roof over her head. She knows it's going to be hard with her past feelings, but she's hopeful... until she realises there's more to this position that Samuel let on.
The story unfolds and the past and present collide with all 3 of the characters involved realising they had made assumptions
Samuel was enamored by Arlie as a boy and this soon turns into a comedy of errors and missed opportunities to come clean to the girl that has always had his heart.

I enjoyed this book and by the end of the story, I was happy that Samuel grew up enough to realise what was important in life. Mason was a character I ended up enjoying just as much and I hope that there is a further book about him - and Charlotte (*I hope).

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Author bio: 

Cynthia St. Aubin wrote her first play at age eight and made her brothers perform it for the admission price of gum wrappers. A steal, considering she provided the wrappers in advance. When she was tall enough to reach the top drawer of her parents' dresser, she began pilfering her mother's secret stash of romance novels and has been in love with love ever since. A confirmed cheese addict and aspiring cat lady, she lives in Texas with a handsome musician.
https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.saintaubin


 

 

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Sticking to Her Guns by B.J. Daniels Review & Release day Blitz

On-sale date: May 24, 2022 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/39TwEBf 

B&N: https://www.harlequin.com/search?w=bj%2520daniels

Harlequin: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9780369709837_sticking-to-her-guns.html

Official book description


Tommy Colt is stunned when his childhood best friend—and love—Bella Worthington abruptly announces she’s engaged to their old-time nemesis! Knowing her better than anyone, Tommy’s convinced she’d only agree to a sham marriage if something was dangerously wrong. Now Colt Brothers Investigations’ newest partner is racing to uncover the truth and ask Bella a certain question…if they survive.



Review:


Sticking to Her Guns by B.J. Daniels
Kat's rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thank you to Netgalley & Harlequin for allowing me to review this book

#StickingtoHerGunsSecretWeaponSpouse #NetGalley.

Bella has created a life for herself that she is happy with, but when a call from her father brings her to her childhood home, she finds herself engaged to her childhood nemesis Fitz - now a hateful narcissistic man who delights in both her and her father's misery.

Tommy Colt, Bella's childhood best friend who had recently connected with Bella is stunned when abruptly announces she’s engaged.

Knowing her better than anyone, Tommy uses the resources at Colt Brothers Investigations’ where he is the newest partner to uncover the truth.

I found Bella to be a likable female character who used her limited skills to try and outsmart Fitz, although he had tried every trick in the book to keep Bella under control, she did everything she could to get the evidence she needed to get out of the situation she was in.

I liked that the author did not make her the damsel in distress that needed saving by the hero of the story. Yes, Tommy and his brothers did their part, but Bella was the one on the front line risking the wrath Fitz held above her head.

Tommy was someone who I thought was a good match to Bella's character, he was quick on his feet and used his connections ( having only just started at Colt Investigations) to help Bella and I liked that he wasn't trying to be the 'Man' and worked with Bella as a team.

The story is intriguing, the suspense of the characters trying to gather the necessary information needed to secure Bella's freedom plus the romance that is budding between Tommy and Bella made it a delightful escape from reality for the weekend.

I also liked how the story started... at a scene where its nearly at the end of the story, then we get to start at the beginning to see how Bella got to that point, The intense opening scene paves the reader's imagination to wonder at what Bella will have to do next to get to that point.

I read this book in two sittings over a weekend and I would love to find the other stories in the series to read also.


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Author bio


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author B.J. Daniels lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, and two springer spaniels. When not writing, she quilts, boats and plays tennis. Contact her at www.bjdaniels.com, on Facebook at B.J. Daniels or through her reader group the B.J. Daniels' Big Sky Darlings, and on twitter at @bjdanielsauthor.










 

On-sale date: May 24, 2022

 

Formats: Mass-market paperback, audiobook, ebook

 








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Monday, 9 May 2022

Review of KISS HARD by NALINI SINGH #5Stars #ContemporarySportsRomance

 

Buy Links

Amazon US https://amzn.to/3vXaTZQ

All other links available here https://nalinisingh.com/books/hard-play-series/kiss-hard/

About the book

Book 4: the Hard Play series

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh brings you a sinfully playful contemporary romance between two sworn enemies turned partners in crime…

Daniel Esera is a young god on the rugby field, a sexy and charming man who’s got the world at his feet. There’s just one problem: his sudden potent attraction to his number one nemesis—Catie River. No. Just no. Not happening.

Catie River is on her way to Paralympic gold, and she’s not about to allow Danny “Hotshot” Esera to derail her plans. Too bad her body isn’t cooperating. Even worse? Her heart might be coming along for the ride. No. Nope. Never.

The pair are united in their desire to remain enemies…until a stranger’s reckless action threatens both their careers. Now, the only way out for Catie and Danny is to pretend to be in a relationship. How bad can it be? They’re adults in full control of their hormones and their hearts. There will be no kissing. No PDA. And definitely no falling in love.

Let the games begin.

Review

Kiss Hard (Hard Play, #4)Kiss Hard by Nalini Singh
Kats rating: 5 of 5 stars

Daniel Esera is the youngest Esera boy and a god on the rugby field, Hes smart, loyal and family orientated, and loves his family and friends with his whole heart, but he has one family member who winds him up the wrong way and has done since she came into his family circle.

Catie River is on her way to Paralympic gold, and she’s not about to allow anything to derail her plans. Catie has had a hard run most of her life but the Esera family has always been that constant presence. Danny has been that typical family Frenamie - their constant bickering and tricks a normal occurrence the family has just accepted, but when someone does something to threaten the Esera tribe, they stand together united, and just because Catie and Danny may desire to continue the status quo, it doesn't mean they won't defend each other when outsiders threaten one of them.
One night threatens both their careers the only way Catie and Danny can stop the press from imploding their lives, is to pretend to be in a relationship...
My Thoughts:
I loved Danny and Catie, both have been mentioned in the previous books about the Esera Rugby Men, and although I am not a sports fan, OKAY...I do support the "All Blacks" as all Kiwis do! But I don't necessary read books based in the sports world, BUT I will read every book Nalini has written as I have devoured each and every book I have ever read that was written by Ms Singh.
Nalini Singh has the skill to write a book about something I thought I had no interest in knowing, but not only does she make the book interesting, she makes me want to know more, I now know about what dedication, perseverance and courage needed to excel in both sport and life with amputation (having signed a form that gave surgeons the permission to cut my arm off if necessary to save my life - I have thought about living with this and am thankful that I am typing with two hands) But Ms Singh brought Catie to life, she was real, her struggles are real, her triumphs real also. I enjoyed her snarky attitude and Danny – he has been on such a straight road, the top star, the good son, the perfect sports icon. But with Catie, he’s Just Danny, the boy who treated her like normal, teased her despite her physical difficulties, the guy who ‘pulled her pigtails’ as they were growing up. That past made their romance even sweeter, it was a romance that I devoured in a weekend, and that I will re-read because they felt like friends – these characters, and reading their story made me feel happy about the world when the world isn’t really that great!
If you want a story to uplift you, whisk you away to a new place ( well Aucklands not that far from where I live, but I have no clue about sports that didn’t include a horse!) you will enjoy This book ( well I actually recommend the whole series and any book of Ms Singhs)
Thanks to Netgalley and Nalini and her team for allowing me to read this book, I loved it.

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Author Info

Author Nalini Singh is one of my favourite authors, whether it be Paranormal Romance, Contemporary romance or Thriller, I have loved every one. to find out more check out Nalini's website https://nalinisingh.com/about-nalini/




Monday, 31 January 2022

Review Chimera by C.D. Bell - 5 Stars

 

Amazon: 

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The forest is full of secrets.

Nessa Kurland is adjusting to life as a weregirl—she is transforming with ease and running with a pack she cares for deeply. Her boyfriend Luc is a fellow shifter, and Paravida, the corporation responsible for unethical genetic experiments on the residents of Tether, has pulled out of town, leaving the community safe.

But that’s just how it appears on the surface.

Nessa returns home from a run with the pack to find an FBI raid and the shocking news that her mother Vivian is being held without bail for violations so serious she may be facing life in prison. What did Nessa’s mother, a small-town vet tech, do to threaten Homeland Security? Vivian’s secret past leads Nessa to discover there is more to her own story than she ever imagined.

The wolves that are running through Tether’s woods are not the same pack Nessa knew before. These are not all natural wolves. And they are breeding.

Nessa’s transformation is only just beginning.

In CHIMERA, the second installment in the Weregirl trilogy, Nessa confronts the truth of who she is, where she comes from, and what she has to do to survive.

 REVIEW

Chimera (Weregirl #2)Chimera by C.D. Bell
Kats rating: 5 of 5 stars

I First read this book in 2017 and for some reason whether I forgot to review it, or it disappeared (as I remember writing one!), but anyway I decided to re-read the series again. And boy I am glad I did, as I forgot how much I enjoyed Nessa's journey.
well on with the review...
What I liked - I like the way that the author has created a world where 'were's' mix with natural wolves. That the storyline delves into the science of DNA manipulation and the ethics of where that could lead to.
In this book
Nessa is now used to being a 'weregirl'— running with Luc her boyfriend and fellow shifter and the wolf pack that lives in the surrounding woods.
Paravida, the corporation responsible for unethical genetic experiments on the residents of Tether, (Book 1) has done a dissapearing act... Or Have they?

The book opens with a dramatic scene when Nessa returns home from a run with the pack to find her house swarming with FBI who arrest her mum Vivian, without bail for violations so serious she may be facing life in prison...
Vivian’s secret past leads Nessa to discover there is more to her own story than she ever imagined.

The Released Paravida wolves have started to breed with the natural pack, this, in turn, brings alarm to the town and the National Guard move in putting the wolves in danger.
While Luc and Nessa try to keep the wolves and town folk safe, Nessa also learns the truth of who her father is.
This book is a rollercoaster ride as Nessa tries to help her mum, the wolves, and deal with school and the gossip surrounding her mum's arrest, she finds that she has the strength and the heart to deal with insurmountable stress and still comes up fighting.
It's refreshing to read a book where the heroine doesn't need to rely on a guy to save her, she's perfectly capable of saving herself.
Nessa's relationship with her best friend is also a refreshing change for YA books. She's supportive and helps not only with the wolf issues but also helps Nessa adjust to being set adrift from all she knew.

I really enjoyed re-reading this series and I am starting Book 3 today.

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