Book Review: Dark Seduction (Vampire Royals of New York #2)

Title: Dark Seduction

Author: Sarah Piper

Pub. Date: October 30, 2020

Pages: 370

Pub: Two Gnomes Media

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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Betraying the vampire king has deadly consequences. But what if you crave the punishment?

Charlotte…


Get in, get the intel, get out. And above all, don’t get noticed.
As a master thief, Charley D’Amico lived by those rules… until she screwed up and fell in love with her mark—a sexy, commanding vampire king whose cravings are as dark as his secrets.

She should be running for her life.

Instead, she’s running into his arms. Into his bed. Into his punishing, demanding mouth.
Bad idea? Definitely. But if anyone can help Charley take down her vicious uncle and keep her sister out of danger, it’s Dorian Redthorne…

Assuming he doesn’t kill her first.

Dorian…

For vampire king Dorian Redthorne, love and betrayal have always gone hand in hand.
Charlotte D’Amico is no different. Her dark, sinful seduction was all a lie.

Dorian should kill her. Tear the bloody heart from her chest.

But when she comes to him for help destroying the man who controls her life—a man working for House Redthorne’s mortal enemies—there’s no way he’ll turn her down.
No way he’ll let her back into his bed, either.
How can he? He’s the immortal vampire king, and she’s a devious little traitor.
And traitors must be punished.

All. Night. Long.
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July’21 & Aug’21 eBook Haul

I can’t tell you want happened, other than One-Clicking to purchase book is so damn dangerous. I just kind of went a little crazy? A little click happy? I don’t know.

I do know that my eyes are clearly bigger than my wallet, because I know for a fact that I won’t read most of these any time soon…like at all. Despite wanting to.

I really need to lay off the book buying…unless they’re audiobooks, since they’re all I seem to have time for anymore.

But anyways, let’s jump in and see what eBooks I’ve bought in the last two months. Continue reading “July’21 & Aug’21 eBook Haul”

Aug’21 Wrap Up

Okay, so I might have inhaled quite a lot of books last month.

Like, so many.

Most of them were really good and I found some new favorites. Favorites that I can’t stop thinking about and I’m desperately waiting and wishing for the next books to be out on audio so I can listen to them at work.

I even started a Throne of Glass series re-read, which wasn’t something I was planning to do. But I was struggling to get into anything, so I just decided to go for it. And honestly, it’s been great.

Since I did read so many, we’re going to keep this intro short – and just dive right in. Continue reading “Aug’21 Wrap Up”

Book Review: Gild (The Plated Prisoner #1)

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Author: Raven Kennedy

Pub. Date: October 16, 2020

Pages: 375

Pub: Not Listed

Genre: NA Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The fae abandoned this world to us. And the ones with power rule.

Gold.

Gold floors, gold walls, gold furniture, gold clothes. In Highbell, in the castle built into the frozen mountains, everything is made of gold.

Even me.

King Midas rescued me. Dug me out of the slums and placed me on a pedestal. I’m called his precious. His favored. I’m the woman he Gold-Touched to show everyone that I belong to him. To show how powerful he is. He gave me protection, and I gave him my heart. And even though I don’t leave the confines of the palace, I’m safe.

Until war comes to the kingdom and a deal is struck.

Suddenly, my trust is broken. My love is challenged. And I realize that everything I thought I knew about Midas might be wrong.

Because these bars I’m kept in, no matter how gilded, are still just a cage. But the monsters on the other side might make me wish I’d never left.

The myth of King Midas reimagined. This compelling adult fantasy series is as addictive as it is unexpected. With romance, intrigue, and danger, the gilded world of Orea will grip you from the very first page.

Please Note: This book contains explicit content and darker elements, including mature language, violence, and non-consensual sex. It is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. This is book one in a series. Continue reading “Book Review: Gild (The Plated Prisoner #1)”

Aug’21 Book Haul

I think I did pretty good last month – in the sense that I didn’t go overboard. I’m actually quite proud of myself!

I’m planning on doing a NetGalley Update post and an eBook Haul post – so those aren’t included. I did manage to snag a few eARCs last month, which surprised me. And I did haul quite a few Ice Planet Barbarians books LOL.

But let’s keep this intro on the shorter side, and jump in to what books I hauled last month! Continue reading “Aug’21 Book Haul”

Book Review: Small Favors

Title: Small Favors

Author: Erin A. Craig

Pub. Date: July 27, 2021

Pages: 480

Pub: Delacorte

Genre: YA Historical Horror Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ellerie Downing lives in the quiet town of Amity Falls in the Blackspire Mountain range–five narrow peaks stretching into the sky like a grasping hand, bordered by a nearly impenetrable forest from which the early townsfolk fought off the devils in the woods. To this day, visitors are few and rare. But when a supply party goes missing, some worry that the monsters that once stalked the region have returned.

As fall turns to winter, more strange activities plague the town. They point to a tribe of devilish and mystical creatures who promise to fulfill the residents’ deepest desires, however grand and impossible, for just a small favor. But their true intentions are much more sinister, and Ellerie finds herself in a race against time before all of Amity Falls, her family, and the boy she loves go up in flames.
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3 Books That Hit My Radar #28

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these posts. In my month off, I’ve accumulated a decent list – so a bunch of these posts are about to come your way. But for today, I’ve got three new (to me) recommendations for you.

To Bleed a Crystal Bloom (Crystal Bloom #1) – Sarah A. Parker – Ummm, dark Rapunzel retelling? Full of angst? Do I actually need to say more? I honestly had no idea what this was about, I saw the cover and said “ooo pretty” but dark Rapunzel? Be still my heart.

The Wraith and the Rose – C.J. Brightley – Victorian – inspired setting, Fair Folk and a hero saving the day? Yes, please! This sounds amazing but like To Bleed a Crystal Bloom – I initially saw the cover and wanted it because of that alone.

Veil of Truth and Trickery – Analeigh Ford – Reverse Harem with Fae? Y’all I need to start looking up the synopses for books – because I would have picked this up sooner LOL Continue reading “3 Books That Hit My Radar #28”

Book Review: Defy the Night (Defy the Night #1)

Title: Defy the Night

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Pub. Date: September 14, 2021

Pages: 496

Pub: Bloomsbury YA

Genre: YA SFF Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes a blockbuster fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.

King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.

Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.

As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.

Set in a richly imaginative world with striking similarities to our own, Brigid Kemmerer’s captivating new series is about those with power and those without . . . and what happens when someone is brave enough to imagine a new future.
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July’21 Wrap Up

Since I took pretty much all of August off – I’m not writing this post when I normally would. So, honestly, I don’t remember specifics of what I read in July. Because like July, I’ve read a shit ton of books in August.

I do know I read some really good books that I highly recommend, and some okayish ones. There aren’t any on this list that I wouldn’t not recommend, but there are definitely some I would 100% recommend. I found some new favorites that I thoroughly enjoyed – which is always a good thing.

If you have read any of these, or if you now plan on checking some of them out, let me know!

Let’s jump in and check out the 20+ books I read in July! Continue reading “July’21 Wrap Up”

Book Review: Never Saw You Coming

Title: Never Saw You Coming

Author: Erin Hahn

Pub. Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 320

Pub: Wednesday Books

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Raised by conservative parents, 18-year-old Meg Hennessey just found out her entire childhood was a lie. Instead of taking a gap year before college to find herself, she ends up traveling north to meet what’s left of the family she never knew existed.

While there, she meets Micah Allen, a former pastor’s kid whose dad ended up in prison, leaving Micah with his own complicated relationship about the church. The clock is ticking on Pastor Allen’s probation hearing and Micah, now 19, feels the pressure to forgive – even when he can’t possibly forget.

As Meg and Micah grow closer, they are confronted with the heavy flutterings of first love and all the complications it brings. Together, they must navigate the sometimes-painful process of cutting ties with childhood beliefs as they build toward something truer and straight from the heart.

In Erin Hahn’s Never Saw You Coming, sometimes it takes a leap of faith to find yourself. 
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