Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The Chase By Vanessa Fewings @VanessaFewings #Iconseries #Book1 #Thechasebegins #Suspense

The Chase Book 1 in The ICON series

Genre: romance
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Year: 2017


A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.
She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy


The Chase

Kat's rating: 4 of 5 stars

I first heard of this series at a book signing, where Ms Fewing was attending (very lovely person to meet I may add) and as I love Art, and suspense books this series was the one I wished to read. I was lucky that a few months later there was a promotion for the next book in the series - The Prize. So I am reviewing this book in advance for that release.
I enjoyed this book, the intrigue, suspense and also the romance. Our main character Zara first love is Art, the history, the uniqueness of each artist, and the way each painting is seen by the individual. I really got how she viewed art so it was easy to get into the book and follow Zara as she entered the exclusive job at one of London’s top art investigation firms,
Zara's talent for seeing deep into paintings means that she ends up on the team that is helping the police hunt for 'Icon', the mysterious international art thief, he seems to be methodical, daring and selective in his heists, which in turn is baffling the authorities, but as.Zara delves deeper into the case, her personal life becomes more complicated also with the tragedy of her past coming to haunt her as she begins to make a future for herself doing something she loves.
When she meets Tobias Wilder, a billionaire who needs her expertise and her discretion. Wilder is an Alpha Male, used to having everything his way, but the sparks fly between them, as their relationship develops Zara can't help surrendering to the way he makes her feel, but will the secrets that Tobias is hiding kill the budding relationship? and the other question is...
Who is Icon?
Well I know now, you will just have to read the book to find you yourself.
*** This review is my honest opinion, I have not received any compensation for reviewing it, it's just my thoughts after reading and I hope you found my thoughts useful***


Vanessa Fewings is the British-American USA TODAY bestselling author of the erotic romance series the ENTHRALL SESSIONS.

Her ICON TRILOGY is a highly addictive romance, set in the glitzy London art world, involving a billionaire art thief and a brilliant young art investigator with a gift for authenticating masterpieces. 

Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA. 

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.

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Friday, 25 May 2018

New Dawn Series Tour - Author Rachel M. Raithby @Rach1986uk @hottreepromos #Shifters #YARomance #Bestseller

Titles: Winter Wolf (New Dawn #1) 
Wolf Dancer (New Dawn #2) 
Wolf Sight (New Dawn #3)
Genre: NA Shifter Romance
Cover Designer: Winter Wolf by Regina Wamba  
Wolf Dancer and Wolf Sight by Rob Smith 
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Can love bring an end to the brutal war that has raged for so long, or will it spark the fighting around them into an all-consuming fire?

Katalina Winter was prepared for life to change when she turned eighteen—but she never expected to actually change.

Learning that her birth parents were purebred wolf shifters is shocking enough. Now she’s expected to take her place in their unfamiliar world. Caught between two warring packs, Katalina must learn fast. One pack, led by the father she has only just met, wants to control her—and the other one wants her dead.

However, there is one bright spot to shifting, and his name is Bass Evernight. Tall, dark, and oh-so-handsome, Bass is the wolf that Katalina craves. He’s also strictly forbidden: a member of Dark Shadow, Bass is the son of her father’s mortal enemy. Yet deep down inside, Katalina’s new primal instincts howl that Bass is her mate. Can their love bring an end to the brutal war that has raged for so long, or will it spark the fighting around them into an all-consuming fire?
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The war's over but danger still lurks. As the packs align, hidden currents are about to cast a shadow over the peace.

Charming, handsome, and with a smile on the edge of sin, Nico has loved Olivia from afar for what seems like forever. When Olivia is kidnapped, he not only finds himself alone with her, but standing between her and an angry wolf out for revenge. Olivia learns how Nico feels that day, he just hopes he's not left it too late.

Olivia planned for her life to change when she left school—but she never bargained on Nico. He is the wolf who could so easily shatter her carefully constructed plans, ones she set in place to escape her father. It’s time she stepped out from the shadows. It’s time she became brave.

Secrets are revealed, fates are changed, and Nico and Olivia learn sometimes, love requires sacrifice
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The packs have aligned. Peace is here. But it came at a price.

Cage’s world shifted when Katalina arrived but not in the way he’d expected. The pain is tearing him apart, and with each day, he loses a piece of himself. Unable to watch Katalina love someone else, Cage sees no other option but to leave the pack.
Will he find the answers he seeks? Or has he taken the wrong path, altering the fate of not just himself but the pack he’d once called home?

Anna's world is one of confusion and dreams. When a vision of a boy’s death begins to haunt her, she leaves everything behind in hopes of finding him. But Anna finds far more than she expected. She’ll be pushed to the limits, and her faith will waver.

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Fighting Back by Rebecca Barber Release Blitz @givemebooksblog and @RebeccaBarber7

Title: Fighting Back
Series: Meet the McIntyres #3
Author: Rebecca Barber
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2018


Growing up, I was treated like a Princess.
But everyone knows, to get your happily ever after, you have to fight for the fairy-tale.
And I’d certainly endured more than my fair share of fights.
Relentlessly bullied at boarding school, my brothers brought me home to help me heal.
But I was scarred by the secrets I harboured, both inside and out.
Being home though, means risking everyone finding out my ugly truth.
And I can’t let that happen.

My family's a mess.
It's probably why I spend more nights asleep in my ute, than I do in my own bed.
I don't have the time or the energy to deal with anything more.
One day at a time is all I can handle right now.
Yet when I see her, the broken girl sitting alone in the dirt, I can't simply drive past.
Before I know what's happening my life's tangled with my tortured, beautiful neighbour.

And there's nowhere else I'd rather be.


Fighting Back (Meet the McIntyres #3)Fighting Back by Rebecca Barber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.** This is such a great book that shows a lot of what society is going through these days. Holly is home from boarding school, and no one really knows why, other than something terrible had happened to her. Her family and brothers are trying to give her the space and time she needs, but is there really a time frame on that? Being pushed back into school, she runs into a boy named Jack. Jack seems like a great guy, however he seems like the catch for all the other girls in the school. What most people don't know, Jack is going through his own personal issues.
Two lost souls seem to collide together, possibly mending each other's hearts.
This story was greatly written. Expect a few tears here and there. I highly recommend this book.

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I’m just me. A clumsy, introverted, bubble bath loving, chocoholic who would rather read a book than go shopping. And god forbid if you try and make me shoe shop!

I’m one of four kids to school teacher parents. A wife to a football obsessed husband. Mother to a fur-baby who isn’t aware of how big he is. Aunt to the most crazy/adorable little girls. And sister to two very determined sisters and one easy going brother.

I live in Canberra Australia and work too many hours a day at my day job.

I’m a book whore who can easily (and happily) read a book from start to finish in a day and when I do have spare time, you’ll find me in the writing cave.

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Friday, 4 May 2018

★✩★COUGARLICIOUS ★✩★ New Release by @LilyRyanAuthor

#NewRelease #ReleaseBlitz #Cougarlicious #LilyRyan


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When love is forbidden, smiles, sparks and a little nudge turn an average mother into #Cougarlicious
Single mom Kim Doherty is heartbroken and destroyed. A shell of her former self. Each day she goes through the motions of taking care of her thirteen year old son Timmy.
Flirtatious smiles and heated looks coming from Timmy’s twenty-something year old wrestling coach wake Kim’s frozen heart. Smiles turn to innocent touches. Innocent touches lead to mind blowing sex. Before she knows what’s happening, Coach Chance Carter, weaves his way into Kim’s daily life and melts her heart.
Is it just sex or something more? How many shots at love does one person get? Having lost so much already, Will Kim choose to focus on her son and say goodbye to Chance, or will she become #Cougarlicious? A second chance forbidden romance

CougarliciousCougarlicious by Lily Ryan
Jenni's rating: 5 of 5 stars

**I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.** This was such a great book to read. You can easily feel all the emotions the characters are feeling, like you are in the book yourself. Kim is a widow and single mother of a teen boy, Jimmy. While trying to find an outlet for her son, he joins the wrestling team. Well, the team has one sexy coach that all the moms have seemed to notice, however he is on the young side. The coach, Chance, only seems to have his eyes on one mom in particular, Jimmy's mom. Chance is taking Jimmy under his wing and trying to make him a great wrestler, but in doing so, he gets some time with his mom as well.
Can these two put the age difference aside and become a couple? What would her son think and feel about her dating his coach? Many questions come into play in this story, but will love always prevail?
This is a must read book!

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Release Blitz for Blood & Secrets: 1 by Rose Harper @givemebooksblog and @AutRoseHarper

Title: Blood & Secrets: 1
Series: The Calvetti Crime Family #1
Author: Rose Harper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 1, 2018


I'm dangerous. Calculated. Bloodthirsty.
The perfect motherfucking trifecta of crazy.

The name's Mateo Calvetti, and Brooklyn belongs to me.
My reach knows no bounds, and I always get what I want.
Including the little gem currently twisting my insides.

She's been promised to me since birth.
Nothing anyone says will change that.
She will be mine, whether she wants it or not.
I'm going to own her. Consume her. Fuck, I may even keep her.

Yet, something comes to light I never expected in my wildest dreams.
Blood, secrets, and lies all fall around my feet.
Carina Ricci isn’t what she claims to be.
It appears she’s just as fucked up as me.

Come on, baby, let’s make them scream.
Let’s show them what happens when you anger a King and his Queen.

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Blood and Secrets (The Calvetti Family)

Jenni's rating: 4 of 5 stars

**I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.** I love me a good mafia book, and this one did not disappoint. I'm highly looking forward to the next one that comes out. You get left with a huge twist at the end of this book.
Mateo is set to wed Carina, a contract that was put in place years ago, something to bond the families together. Even though they haven't married, Mateo is still going to protect what is meant to be his, so when Carina suffers with some injuries, he does what he can to help her. There is some instant chemistry in play, but it's more of a love hate relationship.
This book was written well, a few surprises, especially at the end. If you love some hot, sexy mafia men, I would most definitely recommend this book!

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Rose Harper is a mother of two, avid coffee drinker, and thrives on bringing tantalizing, downright shiver inducing books for her readers to devour. She’s a lover of dark, sizzling passion, and mystery filled stories with twists and turns you never see coming, yet leave you wanting more.

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