Obsidian Songbird; Ceasefire Book 8 by Claire Marta

✫.•° About The Book °•.✫

All that glitters is not gold.

A girl is now tarnished, forsaken and cold.

Two brothers caught in bitter battle.

One mad as the other unravels.

Three crowns wrapped up in sin and death. Only time will tell who’s left.

Two seek to use her for their wicked game.

The third wishes to lay a claim.

Destruction will follow in her wake. Chaos will reign as the dreamer awakes.

***** Contains triggers and for an 18+ audience only. ******

Welcome to Ceasefire, a dark twisted world of boundless love and bitter betrayal. A place where bonds are forged through blood, magic and mayhem.
Demons, Assassins, Angels and fallen Gods are only the tip in a universe that isn’t always black and white.

✫.•° Book Link °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This series is good. Each book flows seamlessly from the one before it and just keeps getting better.

Obsidian Songbird is the story of Cassandra, Hades and Zeus. Zeus has captured Cassandra for her visions, but Cassandra is as stubborn as ever and refuses to give in to Zeus. Every time she refuses Zeus punishes Cassandra; he punishes her in some very sick, twisted and horrifically cruel ways.

Hades, Lucifer, Mavi and a few others are all on the hunt for Cassandra trying to find her and save her from Zeus, as well as putting an end to Zeus in the process.

Obsidian Songbird is a well written and intricately woven web of a story. It ensnares you from the very beginning and draws you further in with every page. The action is paced well and described in such a way that it is easy to picture in your mind and to feel immersed in it.

The characters are like friends you’ve known for years, they keep you hooked in their lives and make you feel as though you are alongside them every step of the way and experiencing everything for yourself.

The emotions that the characters feel are almost palpable, they are certainly realistic to the things that they go through. My heart did break for Cassandra! What she endures at the hands of Zeus is shocking! I did wonder just what Claire was thinking as she wrote this!!!

Another incredible instalment in this series, I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

 

 

(¸.•*¨ (¸.•*¨Other books in the Ceasefire series ¨*•.¸) ¨*•.¸)

The Devil You Know 

Ceasefire series book 1

http://mybook.to/CSB1

 

 

The Devil’s Plaything

Ceasefire series book 2

http://mybook.to/CSB2

 

 

From Ashes and Embers

Ceasefire series book 3

http://mybook.to/CSB3

 

 

A Hellion Heart

Ceasefire series book 4

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✫.•° Author Links °•.✫

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Strip Down by Ava Manello

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

What happens when sexy British male strippers head to Australia on tour and meet the hot bikers from Severed MC? You’ll be crying with laughter as they try to teach the Severed guys a few moves to impress their women… outside of the bedroom for a change!

Catch up with some of your favourite characters from Naked Night’s and Severed MC. Alongside some sizzling new dance routines there’ll be lots of love, laughter and possibly even a few happy tears in this novella.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I feel like I should start by saying that as much as this is book 2 in The Naked Nights Series, I have read this without having read book 1 and I honestly don’t feel as though I’ve missed anything crucial that would have affected my enjoyment of this book.
This book combines the characters from some of Ava’s other books and puts them in this enjoyable and funny adventure. I think the characters are very realistic and likeable, each has their own very distinct personalities, but they still work extremely well together. The dance routines are described in such detail that they are easy to picture the guys performing each of them.
Strip Down is a good and quick read, and I enjoyed meeting these characters for the first time and following their antics down under. I’m now looking forward to catching up on some of the other books surrounding these characters and their individual lives.
If you’re looking for a quick, enjoyable, and funny read then I would recommend Strip Down.

✫.•° Author Links °•.✫

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CEO February: Brax Danvers by Tracie Podger

✫.•° About The Book °•.✫

American in London, Brax Danver, was bored of his usual hook ups.

While walking his dog one evening, Brax stumbled across a clearing and a couple creating their own entertainment. It seemed they were happy to put on a show for him.

As CEO of a high class marketing agency, Brax should have been working on a pitch for a celebrity chef. Instead, he was being entertained in the clearing way more than he should be.

When Darryl Jacobs fell over Brax’s dog lead, he fell into an exhibitionist’s dream.

The CEO series of erotic novellas is for readers over the age of 18 and most certainly contain scenes that are super hot. #OneHandedReads

✫.•° Places To Find The Book °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

Novella two in this twelve-novella series introduces us to Brax Danvers.

There is just enough of a back story to make you feel like you know the main characters, but without knowing them too well! There is plenty of steamy hotness to make you hot under the collar too.
CEO February is another enjoyable, short, steamy straight to the point story that can be read whilst enjoying your favourite cuppa, maybe even during a lunch break, depending on how quick you read!

I love how Tracie’s writing style pulls you straight into the story and keeps your attention throughout.

I am enjoying these short novellas as they are a great way to distract my mind and escape from the real world for a short space of time.

Roll on CEO March.

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Tracie Podger lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She like getting up close and personal with sharks.

Tracie writes under various pen names. Tracie Podger is reserved for her romance and sub-genres of romance as well as Women’s Fiction. T J Podger is for her paranormal novellas, and under T J Stone, you’ll find her thrillers.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you.

Newsletters are a great way for authors to keep in touch with readers. Tracie would like to invite you to join her mailing list and as a thank you, she’s offering an ebook of her novella, Evelyn. Please feel free to copy this to your browser –> http://bit.ly/2mcCuoc

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

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CEO January: Jake Winters by Tracie Podger

✫.•° About The Book °•.✫

It was Jake Winters infatuation with his secretary that led him to become a member of an exclusive club in London.

The problem with the activities on offer was they became addictive.

As the CEO of his own company in London, Jake should be keeping his eye on the ball. Instead they were firmly following his secretary’s backside whenever she walked away from him.

One upgraded night in the club, however, had him watching way more than he bargained for.

The CEO series of erotic novellas is for readers over the age of 18 and most certainly contains scenes that are super hot. #OneHandedReads

✫.•° Places To Find The Book °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

CEO Jake Winters is a hot, steamy novella that will not take long to read, a couple of hours at most. This is also the first of a series of twelve novellas: a different CEO each month.

Jake and Rebecca are both great, strong characters. Even though Rebecca is Jake’s Novella Jake’s PA this is not a traditional office romance.

I enjoyed how even though this is a short-read Tracie has still managed to include enough background around these two characters to satisfy any curiosity without heading too in-depth.

CEO Jake winters is a great short pick me up kind of read.

I enjoyed every page that I read.

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Tracie Podger lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She like getting up close and personal with sharks.

 

Tracie writes under various pen names. Tracie Podger is reserved for her romance and sub-genres of romance as well as Women’s Fiction. T J Podger is for her paranormal novellas, and under T J Stone, you’ll find her thrillers.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you.

Newsletters are a great way for authors to keep in touch with readers. Tracie would like to invite you to join her mailing list and as a thank you, she’s offering an ebook of her novella, Evelyn. Please feel free to copy this to your browser –> http://bit.ly/2mcCuoc

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

Website | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page | Facebook | Twitter

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

✫.•° About The Book °•.✫

Reasons to Stay Alive is about making the most of your time on earth. In the western world the suicide rate is highest amongst men under the age of 35. Matt Haig could have added to that statistic when, aged 24, he found himself staring at a cliff-edge about to jump off. This is the story of why he didn’t, how he recovered and learned to live with anxiety and depression. It’s also an upbeat, joyous and very funny exploration of how live better, love better, read better and feel more.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This is not my usual genre of book to read, but a friend had read this and said how good it was, so I thought I would give it a shot. I ordered a copy of this and Notes on A Nervous Planet too.

I found Reasons to Stay Alive informative and enlightening. It was interesting to read what Matt has gone through and how he chose to deal with it. More than once I found myself nodding along as I was reading agreeing with the things that Matt had written. Matt has written this in a way that is incredibly easy to read, follow, understand, and digest.

It is an honest and insightful view into the fight that Matt has had and is still having. It is thought-provoking and will hopefully help those who are battling depression/anxiety either themselves or with a loved one.

It feels wrong to say that I enjoyed reading this book, even though I did, but I certainly found it interesting and captivating.  There are some very helpful nuggets of information held in its pages and I for one will be thinking about how I can use these to help both myself and my family and friends too.

Black Canvas by Laura Rossi

★.•°*˜💔˜*°•.✫★✫.•°*˜💔˜*°•.★

★.•°*💔 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐂𝐀𝐍𝐕𝐀𝐒 💔*°•.★

★.•°*˜💔˜*°•.✫★✫.•°*˜💔˜*°•.★

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“𝑰 𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒖𝒑 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒆—𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒊𝒓, 𝒎𝒚 𝒆𝒚𝒆𝒔, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒗𝒐𝒊𝒄𝒆, 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕—𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝑰 𝒈𝒐 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒊𝒓𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌 𝒎𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆, 𝑰’𝒎 𝒉𝒆𝒓. 𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆. 𝑯𝒆𝒓. 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒆, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝑰’𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒔 𝒊𝒕. 𝑰’𝒎 𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒉𝒚 𝒊𝒕 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍𝒔 𝒔𝒐 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅. 𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒆; 𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔—𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔—𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕: 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒔, 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒔, 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒈𝒆. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒕. 𝑶𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆, 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒎𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒏, 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒎𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒔𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒕, 𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒆𝒚𝒆𝒔. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒎. 𝑯𝒆’𝒔 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆—𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒘. 𝑰’𝒎 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆. 𝑰’𝒎 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒔.”

𝑨 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒖𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒔𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆, 𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒆. 𝑨 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒕-𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅. 𝑨 𝒎𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒄𝒆. 𝑨 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒍𝒍. 𝑬𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒓 𝑳𝒍𝒐𝒚𝒅-𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔

🖤 Book Links 🖤

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🖤 My Review 🖤

I finished reading Black Canvas a week ago and it has taken a few days to organise my thoughts and feeling into coherent sentences for this review.

Black Canvas is dark and twisted from the beginning. This book will play with your mind, it will have you guessing and questioning what you read, it might even make you question your own level crazy too.

I found that Laura Rossi’s writing style captured my attention from the beginning and held it until the very end. Even the times when I had to put the book down, I found I was still thinking about Aria, Ivy, Max, Mattias, Gabriele, Lilliana, and Claudia. I was constantly trying to piece everything together, trying to guess what was coming next.

I managed to work out the link between Aria and Ivy, as well as the link between Gabriele and Max too, but I did not quite have the reason that linked them to each other. I did not know for certain if I was right until later in the book, so there were still times when I questioned my own thoughts.

Black Canvas shows a whole new level of twisted darkness that is inside Laura’s mind! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and gaining an insight into that darkness. I hope that this is not a one-off, I would love to see more dark twisted stories from this incredibly talented author.

I do not think that my review of Black Canvas will ever do the book the justice it deserves without giving away too much of the story.

That said…

If you like psychological thrillers that are dark and twisted, then I honestly think that you will enjoy reading Black Canvas and becoming immersed in Aria’s disturbing world.

🖤 About The Author 🖤

My name is Laura Rossi and I am a dreamer, the kind that walks around all day and likes to go back and forth, from the real world to her own little world.

I have two kids and a fantastic partner. We work together in our little pharmacy in Italy.

After travelling around the world with my family and living abroad a few years, I graduated in Criminology and Psychology in London and worked with juvenile offenders for two years, before moving back to Italy.

I’ve been writing since I was thirteen but never published any of my manuscripts until 2016, when I completed Counterpoints book 1 after many happy, sleepless nights.

I am allergic to staticism, I cannot sit still. I love to travel and meet new people. When I am not busy working or being a mommy, you can find me at a car race event (I am a big Formula one fan) or at a rock gig, or on the beach fantasizing about new character and new stories I’d like to write.

🖤 Places To Find The Author 🖤

Website | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads Author Page

Dark Ride by Iain Rob Wright

✫.•° About The Book °•.✫

‘Bright Lights’ AJ Starr is a pro wrestler on the rise, and his life is about to change forever. Knowing this, he plans one last party with all of his best friends. The venue? Saxon Hills theme park, abandoned ten years ago after its flagship ride burned down and killed nine innocent people. Some people say the place is haunted, but AJ knows from his time inside the squared circle that fantasy and reality are totally separate things.

Or so he thought.

AJ has no idea how nightmarish things are about to get, and eventually he’ll be left wondering whether he brought his friends to Saxon Hills theme park to have fun. Or to die.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I came across this author on Facebook, you know the sponsored posts; it was one of them. I got Dark Ride free by signing up for Iain’s mailing list. As much as I have a huge TBR list I pushed this to the top because of its genre, horror! I love a good horror book and it has been a while since I read a good one. Dark Ride however is a good creepy horror book.

It is set in an eerie, deserted, abandoned amusement park. Where a group of friends choose to spend an evening together inside one of its old rides. Which ride? Only the ride that caused the amusement park all its problems, the ride where people had died, as any sane person would do! Honestly, what could possibly go wrong? (I am not going to tell you that’s for sure)!

I feel that this author has done a pretty good job of creating characters that are realistic and will pull you into their world very easily, the big question is: Do you want to be part of their world? Given the situations that these characters are faced with I would say they handled them well; I don’t know what I’d do in their positions that’s for sure. They interact well together and occasionally they rub each other the wrong way causing friction too.

The plot is structured, it flows smoothly and is fairly quick paced. The events are set up by the author well and lead onto the next part almost effortlessly. The detail given allows a clear; sometimes maybe a little too clear; mental image to form as you are reading. The way Dark Ride is written will make you feel like you’re on an amusement ride too; the start draws you into your seat and clamps the lap bar down, then it takes off into the twists and turns, never slowing or stopping to let you off.

I devoured this book and have now snuck another of Iain Rob Wrights books to the top of my TBR list, a small confession; I’m hooked on that one too.

I’m glad I spotted this authors sponsored post on Facebook now, else I might never have discovered these creepy worlds that he has created!

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Iain Rob Wright is one of the UK’s most successful horror and suspense writers, with novels including the critically acclaimed, THE FINAL WINTER; the disturbing bestseller, ASBO; and the wicked screamfest, THE HOUSEMATES.

His work is currently being adapted for graphic novels, audio books, and foreign audiences. He is an active member of the Horror Writer Association and a massive animal lover.

Check out Iain’s official website for updates at: http://www.iainrobwright.com or add him on Facebook where he would love to meet you.

You can speak to him at: iain.robert.wright@hotmail.co.uk

or read his regular blog at:http://iainrobwright.blogspot.com/

His official website is: http://iainrobwright.com

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

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The Crying Boy by Jane E. James

✫.•° Book Info °•.✫

There is something in the shadows…

Clayton and Avril Shaw have lost their little boy and are still grieving when they move into Swallow’s Nest on the Yorkshire moors.

In their new house, Avril discovers a painting and is intrigued by the history surrounding it. When she learns that the boy in the painting was deaf, like her dead son, she starts to try and communicate with his ghost.

Meanwhile, Clayton finds himself entangled in an equally undesirable friendship with a retired fire chief who knows more about the painting than he is prepared to let on.

Is The Crying Boy painting cursed and can numerous house fires be linked to it?

Struggling with their unstable marriage, the couple find themselves in further danger as an increasingly disturbing bond develops between Avril and The Crying Boy.

In a twist of events Avril’s irrational behaviour is brought to a dramatic halt when she discovers she is pregnant. With her affections once again restored for Clayton, she decides to dispose of the sinister portrait. But the cast-off painting wants revenge and its anger towards Avril’s unborn child might just prove immeasurable.

Can Avril and Clayton live happily ever after or does The Crying Boy have other plans?

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I have had the pleasure of meeting this author at a signing event in 2017. I have had a few of her books on my Kindle ever since. And now I have eventually gotten around to reading The Crying Boy, I only wonder why I didn’t read it sooner!

The Crying Boy is a creepy, chilling read. It is packed full of intrigue and suspense with threads of horror entwined.

Jane E. James has put a lot of time and hard work into this book and that is clear to see in the detail included. It is these details that snared my attention and sucked me further into this book, I was hooked within the first few pages and devoured every single page as and when I could.

The characters are well written, and most are likeable. The Shaws have been through a lot before moving to Swallows Nest, and their struggles are far from over. But these two refused to quit and they kept fighting for themselves and for each other! I really enjoyed how these characters interact and they are easy to relate to.

The Crying Boy was a creepy, addictive and thoroughly enjoyable read from its very beginning.

I am so glad I finally made time to pick it up and read it.

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Best selling author, Jane E James creates chilling reads that appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, mysteries and dark fiction. Jane loves to weave tense and haunting tales that stay in the reader’s mind. All her books are standalone novels.

Jane recently signed a two-book publishing deal after her 2nd novel, The Crying Boy (a compelling suspense thriller inspired by actual events) became an overnight best seller on Amazon, knocking both Stephen King and Dean Koontz off the top suspense spot.

When she isn’t writing (or reading) Jane enjoys living ‘the good life’ in the Cambridgeshire countryside with her ‘all-action-super-hero’ hubby. Rebecca, Carrie, The Woman in Black and Wuthering Heights are among some of Jane’s favourite reads.

Visit her website www.janeejames.com or catch up with her on facebook and twitter. But bring Monster Munch and wine…

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

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It Ain’t Me Babe by Tillie Cole

✫.•° About The Book °•.✫

Sinning never felt so good… A fortuitous encounter. A meeting that should never have happened.

Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever…

Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free.

Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.

River ‘Styx’ Nash knows one thing for certain in life—he was born and bred to wear a cut. Raised in a turbulent world of sex, Harleys, and drugs, Styx, unexpectedly has the heavy burden of the Hades Hangmen gavel thrust upon him, and all at the ripe old age of twenty-six—much to his rivals’ delight.

Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. Powerful fists, an iron jaw and the skillful use of his treasured German blade has earned him a fearsome reputation as a man not to be messed with in the shadowy world of outlaw MC’s. A reputation that successfully keeps most people far, far away.

Styx has one rule in life—never let anyone get too close. It’s a plan that he has stuck to for years, that is, until a young woman is found injured on his lot… a woman who looks uncannily familiar, a woman who clearly does not belong in his world, yet a woman he feels reluctant to let go…

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

A few of my friends had read this book/series and told me it was good, so I decided to give book #1 in the series a read. I can honestly say that I was not disappointed! I will be continuing with the series.

It Ain’t Me Babe is fast paced, and it is gripping from the beginning. It tells the twisted stories of the characters well, and what a set of characters they are. Each one is unique and brings many different qualities to the overall story.

Tillie Cole has written this book extremely well; it is clear to see how much love and emotion that she has given her work. Her writing style is clear, informative, and highly addictive, it will ensnare your attention and hold it until the very last page.

Her characters are well rounded, they have and do endure so much, you cannot help but be sucked into their lives and feel for them. These characters will find a way into your heart and make you want to know more. They interact with each other well; they talk, they argue, they fight. They display their emotions in ways that can be related to by just about everyone.

I am looking forward to reading book #2 and the rest of the Hades Hangmen series.

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’ and ‘lush’ years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and “just bloody do it!” For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing — yep, there’s more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl… Ye-haw!

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

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31 Overlook Hotel

✫.•° About The Book °•.✫

The Hotel is not what she seems…

She is a complicated structure, catering to the needs of each patron. Some of those needs, shall we say, are specialized. Step inside, enjoy the glorious beauty of the Hotel, and perhaps accept an exclusive invitation.

Dear Honored Guest,

Enclosed you will find an exclusive invitation to the 31 Overlook Hotel Masquerade Ball. Due to the nature of the ultimate outcome of the festivities, the hotel has requested the explicit details of the event, and what will culminate afterwards, will not be revealed until Midnight at the ball. We promise to delight and not disappoint.

Please understand that if you are holding this invitation then you are among a small group of selected, very important individuals for attendance.

We do not expect an RSVP. Please arrive with your invitation and present it at the front desk during check-in. If you have not spent time at our resort prior, please note that we do have tailored menus available for our guests with refined, specialized tastes. This can be addressed upon arrival.

As always, I am here to serve.

Sincerely,

The Night Manager

A collaboration by:
JA Stone J.C. Seal L.L. Hunter Charlotte Brice Tina Morlock Kyra Quinn L.P. Dillon Evi Star
Leann Ryans Louise Dawn Luna Sela Jessica Mandella Karen Black Darcee VanMullekom T. A. Moorman T.M. Haught DL James C J Bahr Lorelai Watson Scarlett Holloway Sandra Daniels Paula Acton Andreea Pryde Lennie Grace MJ Vieira Ron Stelle Ripley Archer Stephen Goss S.K. Yule Kira Burns -with Hargrove Perth as the Night Manager.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This is the first time I have read one story written by so many authors. I was a little sceptical to start with as to whether this would work. But after reading 31 Overlook Hotel I can say I was pleasantly surprised.

The mix of authors and their writing styles does work, they compliment each other. And the use of one author as the hotel’s Night Manager keeps everyone tied together.

31 Overlook Hotel has many different characters; it can get a little confusing every now and then. There are many different smaller stories contained within its overall story. There is never a dull moment!

Most authors have done a fantastic job and written their parts extremely well with plenty of detail. I felt there were a few that could have added more detail to their chapters just to help set the mental image better.

Overall, I enjoyed reading 31 Overlook Hotel. After reading chapters by so many different authors I will be looking at picking up some of their individual works to see what they are like.

✫.•° Places To Find Out About The Authors °•.✫

A collaboration by:

JA Stone J.C. SealL.L. HunterCharlotte BriceTina MorlockKyra QuinnL.P. DillonEvi StarLeann RyansLouise DawnLuna SelasJessica MandellaKaren BlackDarcee VanMullekom | T. A. Moorman | T.M. Haught | DL James | C J Bahr | Lorelai Watson | Scarlett Holloway | Sandra DanielsPaula Acton | Andreea Pryde | Lennie Grace | MJ Vieira | Ron Stelle | Ripley Archer | Stephen Goss | S.K. Yule | Kira Burns | Hargrove Perth