Bonds by Marie Anne Cope

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Do you know who hides in your past?

Half the village of Breccan lies dead – slaughtered. All that stands between Antony Cardover and his freedom is his wife, Isabella; or so he believes.
In his wrath at his wife’s adultery, Antony trades his soul for the chance of vengeance. His price? An eternity as a monster – a man bearing a vampire curse. To stop him, the curse must be broken. To break the curse, Isabella and all her descendants must be destroyed. The catch? Only Antony can break the curse.

With Breccan in mourning and Antony on the rampage, only one person can help. Anna Martindale, a witch shunned by the villagers, entombs Antony within a stone sarcophagus, bound by spells and buried in hallowed ground for the rest of time.
Breccan breathes again. Time heals.
That was four hundred years ago.

Seventeenth century spells, however, are no match for twenty first century living. As Ramply Homes moves in, the secret of St. Martin’s churchyard prepares to move out.

As the church is desecrated, the spells that hold Antony break. Soon, Becca Martin, a descendant of Isabella, is plagued by dreams of a time and a man she cannot possibly have known. As her nightmares become real, Becca has no choice but to contact the one person who will be able to help; someone she has not spoken to in a decade – her mother.

Here, Becca discovers the truth about her ancestry and is forced to face up to whom and what she is. Only a wooden box and her gift hold the key to her survival.

Four hundred years ago Antony failed.
He will not fail again.

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I purchased a signed copy of Bonds from Marie-Anne Cope at an author event in October 2018. It was in the run-up to this event I first found out about Marie-Anne Cope and her work.

After reading the blurb for Bonds I decided that I needed to read this series. In November me and my fella headed to Wales for a holiday so I grabbed my signed copy of Bonds and took it with me. I read Bonds in a little over a day! Once I started reading I quickly became hooked.

Bonds is the story of Antony Cardover and Becca Martin.

Becca is living life in denial. Why? Because she is a witch, but Becca has spent many years refusing to accept this. Becca’s grandmother tried explaining her ancestry to her but Becca didn’t want to accept it. So she has spent many years denying her ancestry and living a normal life.

Anthony is a very old part of Becca’s family history! Anthony has but one goal to break the curse that was placed on him 400 years ago. And he will stop at nothing to succeed this time!

Bonds is written incredibly well. It shifts effortlessly between Becca’s life now and Anthony’s life 400 years ago. The way the story is told allowed me to build a very clear image in my own mind of the events that will happen in. The way in which the past and the present are explained created a clear understanding of why the characters are the way they are. Anthony’s past explains his behavior both then and now. Becca’s past also gives an insight into why she chose to deny her which ancestry, but now with Anthony on the loose she might have to come to terms with it and finally accepts who and what she really is.

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Marie Anne Cope was born in Marlow, in the UK. She has worked as a salesperson and a banker, before eventually training as an accountant, working for over a decade in practice and industry before setting up her own business. Marie is also a yoga teacher.

She is presently writing three series.

The BONDS series is set in both the seventeenth century and the modern day and follows the unusual relationship between Becca Martin and Antony Cardover. Becca is forced to face up to her birthright as a witch in order to survive and help Antony in his quest to break his vampire curse.

THE MISFITS follows the adventures of four supernatural friends – Achoo, Mina, Boo and Zoe – who are all failing at being what their parents and teachers expect them to be. During their adventures, they learn that being different, being unique, is not just okay, it’s perfect, as they help others in need along the way.

TALES FROM A SCARYGIRL are collections of short horror stories which not only seek to explore what lies beyond the veil that separates this world from the next, but also what darkness lies deep within us, waiting for an opportunity to escape!

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

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From Ashes & Embers by Claire Marta

From Ashes & Embers

Ceasefire series book 3

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She’s forbidden.

Temptation personified in a curvy package of sugar and sin.

My one job is to obey the rules.

Keep my dick in my pants and forget the new nanny.

Be a good little soldier as the Devil himself raised me to be.

Problem is I can’t.

I care more than I want to admit.

I’m not supposed to have a conscience. Blood stains my hands and taints my soul.

There’s no escaping the chains that bind us, when duty threatens to destroy us both.

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Blood Moon Rising, Hunter Chronicles Book 6 by Claire Marta

✫.•° Synopsis °•.✫

As the world teeters on the brink of chaos, Jasmine Hunter finds herself off balance in Budapest.

Brooding and dominant Eric has returned, bringing old feelings to the surface, leaving her rawer than ever.

While Jasmine and her team investigate, her dreams are invaded by an unknown presence. With the Red Moon set to rise murder and ghosts are the least of her worries.

With insidious forces gaining strength, it’s a race to unearth the truth before it’s too late.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

At last book 6 in the Hunter chronicles!!

Now I have another problem… I’ve finished reading it and there’s no book 7 yet!

Blood Moon Rising… Eric… Jasmine…

Jasmine and the team; except Twitch; are all on a case in Budapest. The team are investigating the death of Mark’s friend, to do this they’re in a house/museum full of artefacts; some are magical some aren’t. And there’s ghosts, the house/museum is full of them!

Jasmine’s powers as a sensitive have grown and developed and she is only too aware of these ghosts and entities. When Eric makes a sudden appearance, she realises she’s got more to deal with the originally thought as Eric stirs thoughts and feelings that she’s been trying to bury and get over since Prague.

Eric has finally decided to try and make amends for how he behaved in Prague, he knows it won’t be easy, but he knows he has to try. So, he heads to Budapest to find Jasmine. What he finds is not what he once knew, Jasmine has changed, she stronger, more confident and not going to be easy to win over. Eric likes what he sees though!

Blood Moon Rising is a highly addictive read, it will capture your attention and heart from the very beginning and hold it until the very end. I love the addition of the ghosts and the control of the blood moon over the supernatural in this book, they fit the characters and story incredibly well.

C. Marta’s writing style is effortless once more, her words have a natural flow. The emotion and love that C. Marta gives her words comes through as some seriously strong feelings and emotions in both her characters and the overall story.

This book was all I was hoping for and more, my only problem is that I read it so quickly and now have nothing left…

I need the next book…

Claire… Is it done yet?

*stares at Claire*

✫.•° Buy links for The Hunter Chronicles °•.✫

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✫.•° Where to find Claire on social media °•.✫

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Blood Moon Rising; The Hunter Chronicles Book #6 by Claire Marta

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✫.•° Synopsis °•.✫

As the world teeters on the brink of chaos, Jasmine Hunter finds herself off balance in Budapest.

Brooding and dominant Eric has returned, bringing old feelings to the surface, leaving her rawer than ever.

While Jasmine and her team investigate, her dreams are invaded by an unknown presence.

With the Red Moon set to rise murder and ghosts are the least of her worries.

Insidious forces gaining strength, it’s a race to unearth the truth before it’s too late.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° Other Books In The Series °•.✫

Love PNR that’s suspenseful, steamy and will leave you on the edge of your seat? Check out the rest of the series.

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The Immortal Chronicles by Sloane Murphy

✫.•° Descent; Immortal Chronicles #1 by Sloane Murphy °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Six hundred years after The Outbreak, the human population stand side by side with the Fae & the Vampyrs to stop the Demon King from starting a second Dark War.

Seventeen year old Adelaide Tate is in her last year of the Academy, with her eyes set on becoming part of the Red Guard.

Who cares that no female has ever joined?

When a dark force develops an unhealthy liking for her, Adelaide needs to fight for her life and figure out what makes her so different from the others.

Betrayal. Fear. Anger.

She must overcome it all in order to turn her world the right way around again.

Adelaide has one choice. Accept the help offered to her by Xander Bane, or face the Demon Hoard alone.

One thing is for sure. The descent will be bloody.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

Where do I start? I’ve had Descent on my TBR list for a while now, but I just never seemed to get round to reading it. Then I saw that Sloane was looking for some people to review for her. So I thought “now’s my chance”. So I did. And boy am I glad I did.

I finished reading this at 1.20am on February 15th on my break at work and I was genuinely disappointed that I didn’t have book 2 to continue with straight away. Anyways I digress… back to my review…

Descent is written in dual POV. It goes between Addie and Xander. Each chapter is clearly labelled so there is no confusion at any point. I really enjoyed the dual POV, I thought it added more depth to the overall story.

I found the characters to be well developed and realistic too; well, as real as a Vampyr can be. They are not portrayed to be perfect, they have their flaws which helps with the realism of them. The bad guys play their roles well and I found that I both loved and hated them for it.

Addie is a very determined young woman, she has her dream of being in the Red Gaurd and is hell-bent on proving herself more than capable; even though no females have ever been in the Red Guard before.

Xander is a Vampyr who is trying to keep his real feelings hidden and also trying to protect Addie. Xander knows more than he is letting on about Addie, I can’t help but wonder if this will eventually come back and bite him on the arse though!!

The plot is enjoyable, easy to become immersed in and holds you captive until the end, where your left wanting more. I felt completely surrounded by Addie, Xander and their thoughts, feelings and emotions throughout.  Just when I thought I was starting to figure out where we were heading, BAM, I would encounter another twist/turn that I hadn’t expected.

Descent has action, romance, humour and plot twists throughout, and Yes there is a cliffhanger ending!!

For me, this was a great starting point, and I for one am hooked! I cannot wait to start book 2!!

✫.•° Crash; Immortal Chronicles #2 by Sloane Murphy °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Addie

In that one moment everything changed. Everything I thought I knew shattered with just a few words.

Who knew the truth could be so devastating.

I need to decide which side to take. But can I even trust myself?

Xander

She’s gone, but I’ll scorch the earth to find her if that’s what it takes.

I’ll call upon friend and foe for the battle that is to come. The fires of hell couldn’t keep me from her and whoever

thinks they can take what is mine, is going to regret it for all time.

One thing is for sure. The Crash could ruin us all

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I read Descent in a little over a week & had my review written within a day of finishing it. Then I began reading Crash knowing that I would have book 3, Soar shortly after. I’m so glad I did.

At the end of Crash, I was left reeling, I honestly couldn’t believe that Sloane could do such a thing right at the end! Yes, there is a cliffhanger, but what a cliffhanger it is!!!

The characters in this book are so multi-dimensional. The ones you think you hate when you first meet them, have a knack of growing on you & before you know it you think they’re great & you’re rooting for them.

Addie is a strong, stubborn, in depend.it woman. Her strength & willpower are to be tested to the absolute limit in the book. Xander has my heart & has completely ruined me in this book!

I found Crash to be darker, more emotional & more twisted than Descent. But the world that Sloane has created continues to grow with each page & each book. Crash has helped to clarify some of the issues raised in Descent but I have been left with just as many new questions; that I know are answered in Soar book 3 because I’ve already read it 😉

The characters become further entangled with each other & allies found where you wouldn’t expect them to be. This book is a complex twisted web of details that are only unravelled when Sloane decides to tell you. The way Sloane writes shows the passion she has for these characters & this story, as well as the emotion & thought that has been put into creating such an enchanting world & collection of people.

✫.•° Soar; Immortal Chronicles #3 by Sloane Murphy °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

There is only so much one person can endure before they break.

There was nothing I ever wanted less than to be Princess at the Royal Court.

After devastation rocked my whole world, the return of my mother doesn’t seem like the dream it was supposed to be.

I know how to be a warrior. I have no idea how to be a princess…

With her whole world turned upside down, and her heart still broken, who will

Addie be at the end of it all?

Hearts can break, faith can plummet, but souls can Soar.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

So book #3 of The Immortal Chronicles… I read this straight after book #2 & I’m so glad I had this ready to read. I’m going to try & keep this spoiler free. What to say… Firstly you MUST read books 1&2 before reading Soar.

Soar throws us right back to where Crash left off. We rejoin Addie as she tries to deal with the events of book #2. We watch as she is given no choice but to join her family & take her rightful place in it.

These characters are amazing. They are so lovable & so realistic. Their emotions are so strong & consuming both for them & for us as readers. It’s clear to see just how & why they feel the way they do, everything about the characters draws you in & allows them further into your heart.

The overall plot is an intricate, tangled web of action, drama & details that is carefully unravelled before our eyes. Soar grabs a hold of your attention from the very beginning & pulls you further into the story & doesn’t let you go until the very end. Which then leaves you wanting more!

Sloane has written a powerful, beautiful, descriptive piece of awesomeness. Seriously this book is so good! As I was reading I was trying to guess what was coming up, but I never managed to guess correctly. Just when I thought I had an idea; BAM; I was met with an unexpected twist.

Even though this is book 3, I feel like those characters & this author have a lot more to give. I’m intrigued to see just where we will be taken in book #4. Soar does end on a cliffhanger, compared to the cliffhangers at the end of the first 2 books, this one is EPIC!!! 🙂 No way in my wildest dreams did I see it coming!

My initial thoughts at the end of Soar were WTF? Sloane, how the hell could you do that? Did you really end it there? Where in the name of all that is holy is book #4? I NEED Book #4!

Sloane, you’re evil, EVIL I tell you!

Honestly peeps if you haven’t read this series, please do. But be prepared for a ton of emotions & heartache.

Awesome Book Sloane! Can’t wait for book #4.

✫.•° Rapture; The Immortal Chronicles #4 by Sloane Murphy °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

The Final Instalment

I never wanted to lie to her, but I knew I couldn’t keep her safe if she knew.

I hurt her, more than I ever wanted to and I have to live with that each day that I’m away from her. But one day she’ll know, that every day spent away from her was hell.

Watching her move on.

Watching her change.

But it will all be worth it once she’s safe.

Even if she doesn’t know it, she is my Rapture.

 

 

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I have been sat (im)patiently waiting for this book ever since l finished reading book 3. I wanted to read this book so bad but at the same time I didn’t because I know it’s the end of the series & I don’t want to say bye to these characters, but I have now 🙁 I honestly did not see that ending coming, I was most definitely not prepared for that ending.

It’s safe to say that after reading books 1-3 I had become quite attached to these characters, I mean really attached, but Xander & Addie more than the others. I thought Sloane had destroyed my heart in book 3 but I was wrong, so wrong! Now however I know she has, she has literally destroyed my heart, shredded it into tiny little pieces!!! I cried, twice!! -I’m saying no more for fear of spoiling the story for those who haven’t read it yet!

These characters have grown & flourished in every book & Rapture is no exception. Addie continues to adapt & grow with every challenge she faces. In book 1 I never would have thought Addie would be willing or capable of being a Princess but she steps up to the challenge & I think she nails it!

All of the characters; I won’t name names just in case you haven’t read the other books in the series; play their roles exceedingly well. They all bring different elements to the overall story & help to weave a spellbinding tale for us readers to devour.

The overall plot is not what I was expecting to happen. There are twists & turns that I didn’t see coming, & when you least expect them. I felt like there were a couple of parts that were skipped over, they were mentioned after the event happened as opposed to us experiencing the event alongside the characters. It doesn’t really take away from the story as a whole, it just made it feel a little rushed in those particular places. The ending is… one hell of an ending! As much as it wasn’t what I thought would happen, it is right, it fits perfectly. I fully understand the reasoning behind the ending especially as I know Addie.

Sloane’s writing has been a pleasure to read once again. Her writing creates a world that sucks you in & holds you captive until the bitter end. You experience everything with these characters as if you are physically alongside them. You cheer them on, fear for them, cry for them & your heartbreaks right along with theirs!

I’m truly sad to say goodbye to this lot. But I’m excited to see what Sloane comes up with for us readers next.

✫.•° Meet The Author °•.✫

Hi everyone! I’m Sloane *waves*. I’m 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I’ll be branching out into other Romance genres too.

I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I’m one of the clumsiest people you’ll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.

Please don’t be afraid to come and say hi! I don’t bite I swear 🙂

✫.•° Places To Find Sloane °•.✫

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Improper Love by SK Clarke & RJ Truman

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

There’s real love,

There’s pure love,

Then there is everlasting love,

But is there is improper love?

When a John Doe stumbles into A&E and falls under the care of night nurse Kate, they unwillingly find themselves warped into a world of werewolves, vampires and hybrids.

It’s a world that puts their lives and their hearts on the line.

Were they destined to be together?

Was it fate?

Or was it all just wrong from the start?

Can you find a happy ever after, even when it’s improper?

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This book was not what I was expecting. It was so much more!

I’ve read many paranormal books, but this was one of very few that has vampires, werewolves, a hybrid, a succubus as well as a human.

Improper Love is full of emotion, twists, turns and angst. I have loved these characters and their stories.

Improper Love is one hell of a roller coaster ride that I was unable to get off or away from. Honestly, this book is so much more than I was expecting and the ending… what an ending… and ending that I certainly didn’t see coming.

These two authors have worked well together and created a story that flows, captures your attention and draws you into the heart of everything that happens. I was left with no choice but to become a part of their lives and journeys. It’s clear to see just how much effort and love has been put into this book.

Improper love is well worth a read, even if paranormal isn’t your usual genre I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

✫.•° About The Authors °•.✫

RJ Truman:

Author of Adult Fantasy
Mum of one

SK Clarke:

Author of All Things Romance
Wife, Mum and Nurse
Blogger, Beta and Reviewer

✫.•° Places To Find SK & RJ °•.✫

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The Night Movers Series Books 1 to 4 by Helen Bright

✫.•° My Love Forever; The Night Movers #1 °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Alex knew Julia was meant to be his when he saw her fourteen years ago with her father at a party thrown by his company Night Movers.

She was a young innocent eighteen year old and off to university shortly, so he decided to let her live a little before he made her his. After all he was a nine hundred and fifty year old vampire living and working in his company, alongside the humans he employed in modern day Yorkshire. He had waited this long to find love so he could wait a little longer.

Not quite a year later Julia is engaged and later married.

Alex thought his chance at love with Julia was gone.

Fourteen years on and a terrible accident leaves Julia with a devastating tragedy that no parent should have to go through, and her marriage breaks down.

Julia then finds herself back home in Yorkshire and applying for a Job with Night Movers.

Will Alex convince Julia to be his after all she has been through? And can she accept the fact that he is a born immortal vampire?

Gina has sacrificed her happiness to stay in a loveless marriage for the sake of her family for many years. But now they are grown and she’s still unhappy but won’t leave because she feels like a failure.

Nik, a vampire and co-owner of night movers is in love with Gina, but she lacks confidence in herself and can never accept that someone like Nik could love her.

Will Nik convince her that she’s all he needs?

This new paranormal romance takes you to the village of Barrowfield where the Night Movers transport company, owned by three vampires is based.

Sadness, humour, friendship, love and sex, makes this series a must read for fans who like their paranormal romance with extra bite.

***Due to adult content this book should only be read by persons aged 18 or over. ***

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

My Love Forever is Alex & Julia’s story. Alex is a centuries-old vampire, Julia is the human daughter of one of Alex’s employees. Alex first saw Julia when she was 14 years old. He hadn’t realised how much she had grown & changed until seeing her at the Christmas party with her father, where she was 18 years old & about to head off to university. Alex has one dance with Julia then leaves the party due to the feelings that dancing with her caused & knowing that she is too young to bring into his world.

Julia leaves for university & announces a year later that she is engaged. 14 years pass & Alex has been sneakily watching from time to time. Then something happens & Julia’s world is turned upside down. Her father turns to the one person he knows can help her… Alex.

Now that their paths have crossed again will Julia finally learn the truth about Alex & his family? Will she accept it?

This is Helen’s debut novel & I think that it’s a really good start. I loved that it is set in the UK in places that I know of. My Love Forever has set the scene for this series well. It has enough background information that you don’t become lost or confused & you could feel as though you know the area it’s set in even if you don’t.

The characters are easy to relate to, their emotions are so real & convincing. Alex & Julia are the main two but there’s also Nik, Josh, Gina & Freya to name just a few. They all play key parts & add more to the story. Each chapter clearly states whose POV we are reading as it does change throughout, but it’s never confusing.

The book has some delicate issues as a result of certain events & I believe that Helen handles these with the appropriate level of care & sensitivity, only mentioning them in as much detail as is necessary. Helen writing style works well too. She describes things clearly & in such a way that it is easy to picture where the characters are as well as what they are doing. The story has a smooth even pace that pulls you in & takes you along for the ride.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading book 1 of this series & I can not wait to continue with book 2 to see where Helen goes next. I’m just lucky that I already have books 2 & 3 to continue with. Overall I think this is a promising start to both the series & this author’s writing career. If you like paranormal romance & you haven’t yet read My Love Forever I’d suggest grabbing a copy & meeting Alex & Julia for yourself. You never know you to might find yourself hooked on these vamps too! 🙂

 

✫.•° Blood & Secrets; The Night Movers #2 °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Keeley Saunders has finally got her life together, and the future looks rosy for the lonely single parent for a change. She has a new job as P.A to the Russian billionaire vampire Gregor Antonov, her daughter Daisy is about to start full time school, her dad is finally getting help with his alcohol addiction, and she’s found love with the man/vampire of her dreams.

But people are keeping secrets which is rarely a good thing.

Just when things couldn’t get any better for Keeley she is the victim of a brutal attack that changes her life forever.

Will Keeley ever get a chance at real happiness again? And are all secrets bad?

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

Goodreads | getBook.at/Blood

✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This is the second book in the Night Movers Series by Helen Bright & as much as I’ve seen reviews saying this can be read as a standalone personally l disagree. I think you need to have read book 1 first because certain events in this book continue from book 1 as do the characters.

The focus this time is predominately on Keeley & Josh, although Freya & Daniel sneak in later in the book. Keeley has worked for Night Movers for a while but for the past 5 months, she has been Gregor’s PA. Keeley knows about the owner’s of Night Movers being vampires as is Gregor, it doesn’t bother her, she enjoys her work & see’s them as her friends too.

Josh had taken Keeley & her daughter back home to her fathers’ house, only to find her father drunk. With a little help from Josh, Keeley’s dad agrees to get help from the doctor. Josh, Keeley & Daisy head back to Josh’s place.

Over the course of time things between Josh & Keeley change. Can they both accept the changes & the secrets that are uncovered?

Again I found Blood & Secrets to be captivating. I was pulled headfirst back into the world of The Night Movers Vampires, I was there alongside each & every one of them vampire or human. It was good to see that Keeley, Daisy & Josh were eventually getting some happiness & good luck.

Helen has written another compelling story that will wrap its fingers around your heart & mind. The character’s that we already know (from book 1) are even more loveable; they show more progression as they demonstrate different aspects of their individual personalities & more emotion. The new character’s that we are introduced to soon earn their place in your heart along with everyone else & they integrate into the group without too many issues but in a way that is believable.

The writing has continued to be descriptive & informative but in such a way that you can’t help but keep reading to find out more. The pace is good & flows naturally, it captures your attention & holds it throughout. I found it easy to follow & was surprised by the twists that Helen has included.

To me, this was a great addition to a series that has started with such promise. I for one am really looking forward to reading book 3.

 

✫.•° Gregor’s Reason; The Night Movers #3 °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Chloe has spent years recovering from the traumas in her life. Finally feeling stronger, she meets a man who makes her question everything.

Gregor is a vampire, billionaire businessman, and a Dom. His fascination with Chloe has him questioning everything he thought he knew, and his once famous control seems almost none existent in her presence.

When fear and betrayal intervene, Gregor takes what he feels belongs to him.

Will Gregor be able to convince Chloe that bonding with him is exactly what she needs?

Can Chloe forgive Gregor and take a chance on the vampire who has stolen her heart?

Set in the sleepy Yorkshire town of Rothley and both Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia, will the miles she travels help Chloe rebuild her trust?

Or will they both end up broken in the end?

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

That’s book 3 done already. I can’t believe how fast I’m reading these. I think I need to slow down else I’m going to run out of these vampires & their stories.

This one is a little more self-explanatory, as in who our main character is. Yep, you guessed it, it’s Gregor; the mighty Russian vampire. We already know quite a bit about Gregor from the previous book but now the focus is firmly on him. I have to admit I kinda expected Gregor to end up with Freya, but no I was wrong.

As we expect the usual characters are present as & when needed, again we are also introduced to new ones too; for instance Chloe. Chloe has endured an unpleasant past & now she has drawn a line under it & is moving on with her life. And then she meets the mysterious Gregor.

These two are an unlikely pair. Want to know if they work? Guess you’ll need to grab yourself a copy to find out.

In true Helen fashion, we are launched back into this world of vampires & humans. Boundaries & friendships will be pushed & tested maybe to their limits.

Gregor is a strong character, quite dominating. He’s not afraid to seek what he wants or to say what he wants. Chloe, on the other hand, seems fairly reserved & shy. But she’s also curious about Gregor & her feelings. Through their actions, the characters show that they have real feelings, thoughts & emotions. That makes them even more endearing to the reader, you can’t help but allow them into your heart.

The events that take place & the issues the characters face are so realistic, it is easy to see that everyday people would deal with these same issues (not vampirism so much), it is because of this that these characters feel so realistic.

Helen has yet again demonstrated that she is capable of giving enough details to keep your interest but that create a trail of crumbs that you have to follow, that makes you turn the page to find out more. I know after I started Gregor’s Reason I didn’t want to stop. The pace & flow fit the overall story well. The reader’s interest is caught at the start & held until the end.

Gregor’s Reason is full of love, lust, passion, romance & also has a good amount of humour in it too. There are some real laugh out loud moments, which were very fitting.

For me, this was another fantastic addition to this series & I’m thoroughly looking forward to book 4.

 

✫.•° Sergei’s Angel; The Night Movers #4 °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Holly Fraser has known nothing but loss in her short life and now finds herself the lone carer of her younger brother. With financial difficulties piling high she accepts a job from the mysterious, yet devastatingly attractive, Sergei Petrov.

Sergei is a born immortal vampire who is often misunderstood, mostly due to his happy-go-lucky nature and ability to create chaos from good intentions.

Recent events have left him disheartened, yet a chance meeting at a funeral (of all places) fills Sergei with hope that a happy future may await him after all.

But withholding the truth rarely ends well and a shock revelation could destroy everything.

Does Holly have the resilience she needs to be Sergei’s Angel? Or are neither destined to find their Heaven?

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

Goodreads | getBook.at/Sergei

✫.•° My Review °•.✫

Book 4 in this series is all about Sergei. Sergei has been a part of this series from the very beginning he’s always been in the background, but now we finally meet the real Sergei. We join him in his chance of love & happiness, we can now get to understand just what makes him tick.

Sergei is at a funeral of an ex-Night Movers employee when the granddaughter of the deceased catches his eye; her name Holly. Holly lives with her younger brother Matty. Their gran was the one looking after them, but now she’s gone it falls to Holly. Holly knows that this won’t be easy especially as she has no job, her gran’s insurance has covered the funeral but other than that they are running out of money & the heating is broken & until Holly finds a job she cannot afford to get it fixed.

After the funeral there is a funeral tea at the local community hall, this is where Sergei witnesses how bad things must be for Holly. Sergei is stood with Maggie; a Night Movers employee; when Holly comes over & asks Maggie if Night Movers have any daytime job vacancies when Maggie says no Sergei has an idea. He offers Holly a position as his PA, she gladly accepts. After a brief discussion, they arrange to meet again & Holly hugs Sergei, now Sergei shows for sure that he wants Holly.

Will Sergei and Holly be more than colleagues? What will Holly think when she learns that Sergei is a born immortal?

Sergei is an amazing character, he has been since we first met him. He is loyal, loving, reliable & funny. Once he meets Holly he shows that he also has a softer side which is why he fears telling Holly that he is a born immortal. After seeing Sergei in the first 3 books this nervousness & uncertainty seemed a little uncharacteristic for him but it was a needed development in his personality, it also made him more real too.

Holly is a strong young woman, she’s not afraid to do what is needed in order to try & provide for both Matty & herself, although Matty seems to come first to her. At first, she seems unsure about Sergei’s actions & affections but as time goes by they grow closer, she knows that Matty enjoys being around Sergei & that Sergei adores Matty.

The plot moves at a great pace, never becoming boring. The descriptions given are written well & really help to draw you further into this world of humans & immortals, making you feel every bit a part the scenes & events. The characters interact well together & they display many levels of realism, their personalities have gotten stronger & become clearer throughout. Each of them has a place in my heart & they will be missed.

I have loved reading every page of Sergei’s Angel, it has been a joy to have been a part of Sergei’s world, to have felt & witnessed all of his nervousness, happiness & humour in his story. For me, this book deserves a rating of

That’s it I’ve finally come to the end of this fantastic series. *stares at Helen* I am looking forward to seeing what Helen does next & I’ll be (im)patiently waiting & stalking her! 😉

If you enjoy reading romance books I’d definitely recommend giving The Night Movers Series a read.

✫.•° About Helen °•.✫

Helen Bright is forty-something, married, mum of two grown-up daughters, and has two grandchildren that are the light of her life.

She lives in a South Yorkshire village and enjoys walking her two dogs, writing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Helen bases her paranormal romance series in and around Yorkshire. The Night Movers Vampires live and work with the humans they employ in modern day Yorkshire, and Helen creates scenes that show the “normal” in paranormal.

✫.•° Places To Stalk Helen °•.✫

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Ceasefire Series Books 1 & 2 by Claire Marta

✫.•° The Devil You Know; Ceasefire Book #1 °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

My name is Mavi StClair.

I’m a monster with a pretty face. An assassin in trade. Guilt, remorse, it’s never touched me. I’m as cold as they come and just as professional.

Dealing death has always come easily, and I inflict it with ease. It fuels and feeds the twisted darkness inside me.

My downfall begins with a single night of untamed passion leaving me hungering for more of him.

One wicked soul recognizing another.

Now he owns me.

The lines of what I know are blurred.

I’m playing his game.

A pawn, eternally tangled in a web of secrets and lies.

He won’t let me go.

Taking pleasure in my fall from grace.

Question is, can I save myself before I’m damned completely?

****** This is a dark erotic paranormal romance and contains certain triggers some readers may not enjoy. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY. ******

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I’ve been really naughty! I read that book when it first came out and I’m only now writing my review and its July!!

This book was an incredible read, it dark, twisted, emotional and erotic. The Devil You Know pushes the boundaries of your imagination, it reveals all the hidden corners in your mind, the places where your dark desires hide.

This story has created a world and characters that suck you in and keep you there. It also leaves you wanting; no needing; more. I reached the end, but I still didn’t feel ready to leave these characters behind.

This book has been written extremely well. Claire’s characters are so full of emotion and personality, each character shows that they are multi-layered and displays the many different traits depending on the situation they face.

These characters have definitely worked their way under my skin and they will continue to have a place in my heart long after the story ends!

✫.•° The Devil’s Plaything; Ceasefire Book #2 °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Lust, sex, lies.
I fell in love.
l bled and broke for him.
I foolishly played his game and woke to find he’s not done with me yet.
He’s dead set on stripping everything I am bare.
I’m nothing but his plaything and he’s pulling my strings.
But things are going to be different.
I’m more than an assassin, a monster with a pretty face. I’m his undoing.
I will rise. Seek my revenge. Outwit his deviant schemes.
This time…I plan to win.

*This is a dark erotic paranormal romance and contains certain triggers some readers may not enjoy. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.*

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

The beginning of this book almost made me think I was reading something else, it’s not what I was expecting! It does make sense though just keep reading! It’s just another one of Claire’s unexpected plot twists, but it fits, it fits so well!

The Devil’s Plaything draws you straight back into the Intricate paranormal world created by Claire. I had no idea where this book would take me and these characters. The characters have continued to grow and evolve, they showed just how much as they continue to face what Claire throws at them.

Claire’s writing style flows almost effortlessly, she has an incredible talent for writing paranormal with some seriously mind-blowing twists and turns. This book has things that I could never have anticipated happening! Her characters continue to get under my skin and I even found myself liking some of the bad guys; I mean who could resist Lucifer??

I have loved this book; well 2 books; so much. These characters are amazing, Claire is so talented as a writer!
Even though this book is paranormal romance/erotica, I would highly recommend it to anyone, even if erotica isn’t your thing, you might be surprised by this series.

I’m still not sure I’m ready to say goodbye to the characters yet, Claire please write more Mavi and Lucifer.

✫.•° Places To Find Claire °•.✫

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