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!!!

 

 

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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

mybook.to/AHellionHeart

 

 

✫.•° Author Links °•.✫

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Readers Group: http://bit.ly/LiquorAndLust

Twitter: http://bit.ly/ClaireMartaTwitter

Instagram: http://bit.ly/ClaireMartaInsta

Black Canvas by Laura Rossi

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★.•°*💔 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 🖤

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

🖤 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

A Hellion Heart by Claire Marta

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✫•Blurb

The thief with the fierce yellow eyes.

My biggest mistake was sleeping with her.

Now she’s ours to claim.

Hired by the Devil himself to finish a job, it will cost me and my brothers our lives if we don’t complete it.

When dark and dangerous secrets bleed into our path, claiming our feisty female might come at a steep price.

Throw the insanity of Karma into the mix, and none of us might get out alive.

*This can be read as a standalone

 

Contains triggers and for an 18+ audience only.

Genre: Dark PNR RH

✫•My Review

This series is getting better and better with each book! Even though this is part of The Ceasefire Series, you could read it without reading the other books first.

This book is packed with action from the very beginning, and it continues to be full of action until the end.

The plot is steadily paced, thought-out and well-written. The author has created a very realistic world and set of characters. The details given her enough to allow a mental image to form in my mind as I was reading and make you feel a part of the story as it unfolds.

It was very easy to feel a part of the characters’ lives and adventures. Which for the most part is fantastic, until reading the more painful parts of the story! But then if I did not feel the characters pain as well as a happiness then I guess Claire would not have done her job properly.

A Hellion Heart is most definitely an action-packed emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end. And it’s that fantastic mix of action, drama and emotion from Claire’s writing that captured my attention, drew me in and kept me turning the pages needing to know just what was coming next.

I don’t know where Claire gets her ideas and inspiration from, I only hope she continues to get them. Her work is a genuine twisted joy to read.

A Hellion Heart may be able to be read as a stand-alone, but my honest opinion would be to read the others first; or at least straight after! This is another fantastic addition to an already epic series!

Absolutely loved every page!

✫•Excerpt

Catching me, he lifts me effortlessly off my feet. One hand restraining my arms to my waist, the other cupping my face in a cruel grip. “You just can’t control your fiery temper, can you?”

Hand sliding from my jaw to my hair, he twists it titling my head to his. A hard-sensuous mouth clamps down on mine cutting off my snarl of outrage.

I can’t deny the powerful recognition the kiss brings. Resentment ignites at how he wields it in an alpha way to force submission. I’m shocked to the core to feel my strength draining away. In its place, a strange relaxed sensation seeping through my body. It leaves me shaking and confused.

As his tongue probes deeper, a murmur of anxiety leaves me.

The sound of voices filters in. Instant awareness of where we are and who’s watching is like being doused in ice water.

“Perhaps I’ve just found a way to curb your hostility,” Cade rasps against my mouth. When he moves to kiss me a second time, I sink my teeth into his bottom lip.

A growl rumbles through his broad chest, but it’s not with anger. His amber eyes pull me deeper into a place I shouldn’t go.

“Release me.” I don’t like how my voice sounds so weak and shaken.

The arm around me slackens enough for me to push a hand against his chest.

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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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07NZ21KVD/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

A Hellion Heart by Claire Marta

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🐺❤️ Ceasefire Book 4 by Claire Marta ❤️🐺

Grab here: mybook.to/AHellionHeart

~Blurb~

The thief with the fierce yellow eyes.

My biggest mistake was sleeping with her.

Now she’s ours to claim.

Hired by the Devil himself to finish a job, it will cost me and my brothers our lives if we don’t complete it.

When dark and dangerous secrets bleed into our path, claiming our feisty female might come at a steep price.

Throw the insanity of Karma into the mix, and none of us might get out alive.

*This can be read as a standalone*

*Contains triggers and for an 18+ audience only*

Genre: Dark PNR RH

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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 °•.✫

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

✫.•° 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 °•.✫

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

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 °•.✫

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

✫.•° 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 °•.✫

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Crux by Laura Rossi

✫.•° About The Book °•.✫

El Diablo è morto. The Devil is dead.

In the underworld when a leader falls, another leader is ready to rise. I’m that leader. This is my time to rule.

But stepping into my brother’s shoes, comes with a price, an inheritance of both gold and blood.

Are you ready for a war? No rules, no boundaries. Every man for himself.

It’s showdown.

“You take from me, I take from you. I’m heartless and abide to one rule and one rule only: protect La Famiglia.

Protect my own blood. The rest of you don’t count. My name is Ramirez, Ramirez De la Crux but they call me The Soulless Man.

Note to reader: Crux is a mafia, dark romance novel. Although it can be read as a standalone, it is highly recommended that you read Skins, Scars, and Filomena first, to fully understand characters, love stories, secrets and course of events.

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

If you enjoyed reading Skins and Scars, then Crux will blow you away. You could read Crux as a standalone, but I would highly recommend reading Skins and Scars first, it will make Crux much better.

Crux is the story of Ramirez De La Crux, it follows Ramirez as he steps into Alejandro’s shoes. Ramirez never wanted to be a leader, especially not of the ‘De La Crux’ empire. But now Alejandro is gone, Ramirez must step up and take the reins.

This book is an incredible rollercoaster ride of dark, twisted, and emotional events. The emotion and heartbreak that Ramirez experiences is palpable. Crux shows us how a dark, secretive soulless man can be the complete opposite; how he can be a scared boy, not knowing who he can trust.

Crux gives us the back story behind Ramirez and how he became ‘The Soulless Man’. It shows us the many sides to Ramirez. Crux is raw, gritty, dark, twisted and heart breaking. The twists, turns, secrets and emotion make Crux a powerfully compelling, addictive, and thrilling story.

Crux showcases author Laura Rossi’s talent for writing such dark and twisted stories. Laura has the balance of emotion and details exactly right. She ensnares her readers and pulls them so far into their world, that you will forget where reality is.

I’m gutted that I’ve come to the end of Crux, and I can only hope that there will be more from Ramirez De La Crux in the future.

✫.•° 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.

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Asylum 1 by Sian B Claven

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

Hans is a brilliant doctor, sent to an Asylum in the middle of nowhere to continue his post-world war experiments on the insane.

Karen is a bubbly nurse whose sole intention in the world is to do good and help those that cannot help themselves.

Good intentions cross into power hungry mania in this horrific tale of how all their failed experiments come back to haunt them, and how the Asylum holds its own secrets.

“Asylum makes your hair stand on end. This is creepy and dark, yet incredibly fascinating. To delve into the mind of the ‘scientist’ at this asylum is to find sheer madness roiling in those depths, as well as utter self-delusion. The very stones of this madhouse is drenched with horror … a clever and twisted MUST read!” Elaina J. Davidson.

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This is the first book by this author that I’ve read. The question I have now is why? I’ve known that Sian is an author for a while but for some unknown reason I’ve never read one of her books until now. I’ll definitely be going back and reading more!

Asylum I is a freaky, psychological, creepy and dark read! It’s written in a diary form, so it’s clear to see the timeline of events that happened. And what a string of events they are! I’m not going to discuss them for fear of spoiling the surprise for those of you that are yet to read this.

Sian’s writing style grabbed my attention from the beginning and pulled me further and further into the world that she created. Sian’s writing is clear and informative, giving you the details needed to picture each and every scene in your mind, so clearly that you can believe it’s real and you’re there!

The characters are cleverly thought out. Hans is… um… what’s the word I want… oh yeah… crazy, a madman, I suppose it’s a mad scientist/doctor. Sian has created Hans as the doctor who wants to cure the insane. Personally, I think he’s as crazy as his patients! His methods are… different! Hans plays his roll extremely well.

Overall, I loved this book, the plot, the characters, everything! The creepy, disturbing darkness of it appealed and called to the darkness within me, so much so I’ve pre-ordered Asylum II!

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Hailing from Johannesburg South Africa, Sian B. Claven has enjoyed stories for all her life, whether she was reading them or making them. She has written for as long as she can remember, but Ensnared is the first book she decided to publish. Moving towards writing more for the horror / paranormal thriller genre, Sian has subsequently published the first two books in The Butcher Books series, Tatum and Kallista. When Sian isn’t thinking of ways to terrify people, she enjoys writing science fiction stories, poetry and rather long and gushy birthday wishes. When she isn’t working on her writing you can find her knitting, scrapbooking, reading, or playing Xbox. Sian previously reviewed for The Blithering Bibliomaniacs and still reviews in her private capacity. She clearly doesn’t know what the words rest and relaxation mean, at least not in the traditional sense.

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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!

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