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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Book Review: These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows #1)

Title: These Hollow Vows

Author: Lexi Ryan

Pub. Date: July 20, 2021

Pages: 464

Pub: HMH

Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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From New York Times best-selling author Lexi Ryan, Cruel Prince meets A Court of Thorns and Roses in this sexy, action-packed fantasy about a girl who is caught between two treacherous faerie courts and their dangerously seductive princes.

Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to do with them, even if that means starving on the street. But when her sister is sold to the sadistic king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do whatever it takes to get her back—including making a deal with the king himself to steal three magical relics from the Seelie court.

Gaining unfettered access to the Seelie court is easier said than done. Brie’s only choice is to pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan, and she soon finds herself falling for him. Unwilling to let her heart distract her, she accepts help from a band of Unseelie misfits with their own secret agenda. As Brie spends time with their mysterious leader, Finn, she struggles to resist his seductive charm.

Caught between two dangerous courts, Brie must decide who to trust with her loyalty. And with her heart.
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Book Review: Dark Deception (Vampire Royals of New York #1)

Title: Dark Deception

Author: Sarah Piper

Pub. Date: September 30, 2020

Pages: 442

Pub: Two Gnomes Media

Genre: Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A ruthless vampire king. An alluring crime family heiress. A dark desire that won’t be tamed…

Charlotte…


Charlotte D’Amico never met a safe she couldn’t crack, a penthouse she couldn’t case, or a stuck-up rich guy she couldn’t deceive. So when the crime boss who runs her life orders her to spy on yet another reclusive billionaire, Charley’s not worried.

Smile pretty, keep the boss happy, keep her sister safe. That’s how it works.
But Dorian Redthorne is no ordinary mark.

He’s charming, funny, and sinfully hot, with a whiskey-smooth British accent that leaves her aching for more.
He’s also dark, dangerous, and definitely hiding secrets…
Secrets that might just get her killed.

Dorian…

Vampire king Dorian Redthorne has more responsibilities than he can count.
Keep New York’s supernaturals in line. Protect what’s left of his family. And above all, bury his dead father’s secrets… before their enemies discover the royal family’s greatest weakness.

Charlotte D’Amico is a complication he doesn’t need.
But the scent of her blood is intoxicating, her heartbeat a siren call he can’t resist.
One stolen kiss, and Dorian knows how this ends: He claims her, or he bleeds her dry.
Unfortunately, his pretty little con woman is as treacherous as his enemies.

The question is…
Which will destroy him first?
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Book Review: Celestial (Angels of Elysium #2)

Title: Celestial

Author: Olivia Wildenstein

Pub. Date: January 5, 2021

Pages: 528

Pub: Not Listed

Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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In ninety-two days, the feathered appendages that link me to the people I loathe finally come off. Dear, winglets, you will not be missed.

Celeste has spent the last four years building a life outside of angelic guilds—parties, check—pursuing human ambitions instead of celestial ones—college, check—and shedding feathers across Parisian cobblestones and more recently New York sidewalks—speaking her mind, always check.

She swore off angels, but the death of the woman who took her in the night Leigh died brings them soaring back into her life . . . and not just any angel but the most detestable one, the one complicit in Leigh’s death—Seraph Asher.

Although Celeste tells the archangel to feather off, the unreasonably pretty and obstinate man doesn’t leave her alone. He returns and insists she complete her wings. When she asks him for one good reason to do so, he gives her an unbeatable one: what he did with Leigh’s soul.

Asher never meant to share his damning secret, but he knows it’s the only way to save Celeste—the rebellious Fletching he can’t get out of his head… or heart.
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Book Review: XOXO

Title: XOXO

Author: Axie Oh

Pub. Date: July 13, 2021

Pages: 352

Pub: HarperTeen

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word.

Three months later, when Jenny and her mother arrive in South Korea to take care of her ailing grandmother, she’s shocked to discover that Jaewoo is a student at the same elite arts academy where she’s enrolled for the semester. And he’s not just any student. He’s a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world—and he’s strictly forbidden from dating.

When a relationship means throwing Jenny’s life off the path she’s spent years mapping out, she’ll have to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love.
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Royals of Arbon Academy Trilogy Review

Go read this trilogy.

Do it.

Fuck.

I loved this trilogy so much.

I need physical copies for my shelves.

I was actually quite pleasantly surprised by these books. Princess Ballot has been on my TBR for quite a while now, and I finally dove in. I saw that a fellow reader had recently read this and had given it a pretty high rating. Pairing that with I’m in a weird reading mood, I dove in. I went and downloaded the audiobook despite having a bunch already in my library waiting for me.

Then I promptly inhaled all three books and spiraled a bit.

*This is book one in a dark college romance. This is not a RH or traditional love triangle story, but it does include a-hole princes, nasty princesses, and one chick who will take none of their shit, all the while doing her best to make it out alive. HEA guaranteed. Eventually.

Not going to lie, I was expecting a typical NA college “bully” romance but make it Royal. But y’all, it was so much better. If we’re ticking boxes, then boxes were fucking ticked. Continue reading “Royals of Arbon Academy Trilogy Review”

Fortune Academy Books 1-4 Review

I kept seeing ads for the first book in this series, so I downloaded the audiobook for the first book. I inhaled that, and promptly just downloaded the rest of the books that were available. I’m lowkey regretting my decision to inhale thee first four books in less than a week, since like, five more books are out/set to come out. So now I have to wait.

I did download the eBook for book 5, so I’ll try to read that soon, but having to wait for the others, let alone, the audiobooks, really freaking sucks.

I didn’t really know what to expect diving into this. I mean, obviously the series is a RH romance, and it’s set in an academy, so we already know I was going to enjoy it. I’m a sucker for books/series set in a school/academy. And if you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know that RH is quickly becoming something I’m reading more and more of.

Personally (for me) I find it hilarious that when reading RH books, there’s always one guy who I’m like, he’s the best one hands down, but then again, why choose just one LOL.

But there is definitely one of the guys I like way more over the other ones. Continue reading “Fortune Academy Books 1-4 Review”

Book Review: Capture the Crown (Gargoyle Queen #1)

Title: Capture the Crown

Author: Jennifer Estep

Pub. Date: July 6, 2021

Pages: 464

Pub: Harper Voyager

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bestselling author Jennifer Estep returns to her Crown of Shards world with an all-new trilogy and a bold new heroine who protects her kingdom from magic, murder, and mayhem by moonlighting as a spy. 

Gemma Ripley has a reputation for being a pampered princess who is more interested in pretty gowns, sparkling jewelry, and other frivolous things than learning how to rule the kingdom of Andvari. But her carefully crafted persona is just an act to hide the fact that Gemma is a powerful mind magier—and a spy. 

Gemma is undercover, trying to figure out who is stealing large amounts of tearstone from one of the Ripley royal mines when she encounters Prince Leonidas Morricone of Morta—her mortal enemy. Gemma tries to steer clear of the handsome prince, but when she finds herself behind enemy lines, she reluctantly joins forces with Leo. Also coming to Gemma’s aid is Grimley, her beloved gargoyle.

Despite the fact that Andvari and Morta are old, bitter enemies, a dangerous attraction sparks between Gemma and Leo. Further complicating matters is Leo’s murderous family, especially Queen Maeven Morricone, the mastermind behind the infamous Seven Spire massacre.

The closer Gemma gets to the stolen tearstone, the more deadly plots she uncovers. Everyone is trying to capture the crown, but only one queen can sit on the throne…
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Book Review: The Kingdom’s Crown (Inheritance of Hunger #3)

Title: The Kingdom’s Crown

Author: Kathryn Moon

Pub. Date: December 29, 2020

Pages: 376

Pub: Kindle Direct Publishing

Genre: RH Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The path to power never did run smooth…

Princess Bryony and her Chosen have been challenged, threatened, and attacked, but it’s news from the capital that lands the hardest blow.

Bryony’s greatest ally is at risk, and if she loses her grandmother’s support she may lose the crown as well. Returning to the capital introduces new enemies and dangers, as well as painful memories. Her grandmother is dying, her sister is feasting on flesh and wasting magic in the shadows, and the Queen is hiding from the ugly truths of Kimmery.

With her patience at its end and her Chosen gathered close, it’s time for Bryony to break the grip the council has on the kingdom, forge new alliances, and learn the depth of her own magic.

The kingdom’s crown will be hers, even if claiming it comes with painful sacrifice.
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Book Review: The Princess’s Chosen (Inheritance of Hunger #2)

Title: The Princess’s Chosen

Author: Kathryn Moon

Pub. Date: October 6, 2020

Pages: 360

Pub: Kindle Direct Publishing

Genre: RH Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The peace Princess Bryony and her Chosen enjoyed in the north is broken, disturbed by the arrival of her family to the Winter Palace. Camellia is crueler than Bryony ever imagined, and her grandmother’s faith is hard won. Nothing will come easily, not even with her men at her side, their affections growing deeper.

When Bryony’s most reluctant Chosen, Aric – King of Thieves, learns of her Hunger, it all fractures. There is more to the magic of the queen’s line than anyone imagined, and Bryony is losing the grip on her own control.

As the weather turns colder, obstacles rise from every direction, even from within the Winter Palace’s own residents. Bryony must master her magic and her passions in order to protect herself and her Chosen from the enemies that circle closer every day. If she falls, so will Kimmery.
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