ARC Review “Omens” (The Dark in You #6) by Suzanne Wright

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She’s the one thing he can’t control . . .

Since Keenan’s traumatic childhood he’s made sure he’s always in control. Of himself, and of the world around him. But Khloe drives him crazy. She’s an imp, so getting under people’s skin is basically her job description, but Khloe makes him – and his body – respond in ways he’s never known.

Keenan is the mistake Khloe knows she shouldn’t make. As an incubus, he’s got an inside track into everything that makes her tick, and even though she’s immune to his supernatural sex appeal, that doesn’t stop her body – and her demon – craving him.

After a bet escalates the simmering tension between them it’s finally game on . . . and then the game turns deadly serious. When a danger appears that could threaten the whole lair, Keenan’s desperate to protect Khloe any way he can – but will she accept his claim, and can he accept the power she has over him?

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I am definitely a Suzanne Wright fangirl and Khloe and Keenan’s book was one of the most anticipated books of 2020 for me. Did it deliver… well hell yeah it did!!!

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Khloe has always been my favorite character in this series. Funny as hell though chick.. just how I like my heroines. And she stayed that way throughout the whole book. Keenan did surprise me a bit, however… In a good way that is. He was so much hotter and protective then I figured he would be. Damn these two were on fire!!!

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Now I don’t want to give anything away plotwise, so you will just have to trust me when I say that this one was definitely worth the wait.

I also loved visiting with all my favorites again. Can’t wait for the next one in this series, but one thing is for sure… Suzanne always delivers !!! 

Go jump in right now…. I wish I could unread it and do it all over again!!




Review “Shadow of the Fox Series”, by Julie Kagawa

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Shadow of the Fox / Soul of the Sword / Night of the Dragon

By Julie Kagawa


I have always had a fascination with Japanese culture and if you are into the beautiful old customs of this island and also have a love for folklore, then these books are as perfect for you as they were for me.

The story centers around a yokai which is a Japanese monster, spirit or demon. In this case it is half-kitsune, which is a fox most commonly known for being a trickster. The young kitsune girl grows up as an orphan in the sheltered environment of a monastery where they teach her that she should keep a tight lead on her fox side (even hide them) and focus on her human aspects as much as possible. Kitsunes are able to create powerful illusions. 

Known for the many tricks she plays on unsuspecting monks and people around her, she comes home late one evening  to find the monastery destroyed by a multitude of demons, including a massive Oni. Still she manages to slip into the monastery to find the monks who taught and raised her. Most of them are already dead, but Master Isao is temporarily protected by the monks who are still living. He tells her the monks have really been guardians of a piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers all this time and now he wishes to give the scroll to her so she can bring it to the other guardians. 

Once every thousand years, the Kami (which is a greater God) dragon will grant a wish to the human who has the scroll. Some time in the past the scroll was divided into three pieces after a wish caused the land to be plunged into chaos and ruin. Since it has been a thousand years since the last wish many different parties are simultaneously in pursuit of the pieces of the scroll.

Yumeko, the kitsune, is in complete shock by all that has happened but she finds a way to escape the monastery and the demons with the small lacquered box containing the scroll.

In the woods nearby she runs into a young Samurai by the name of Kage Tatsumi. He is headed towards the monastery but the young girl convinces him to travel with her instead, telling him the monks sent their piece of the scrolls to another temple. Eager to obtain the scroll for his clan, the Shadow clan, he offers her his protection in exchange for leading him to the hidden temple.

Together they embark on a journey that leads them to encounter many different obstacles and other yokai from old Japanese folklore. They also accumulate a great group of, sometimes unexpected, allies. 

The POV changes from Yumeko to Tatsumi but it is indicated at the beginning of the chapter so it is not confusing.

I personally loved these books and I couldn’t wait to get back to reading them! The first two were better than the last book but it did all come together in the end. I definitely recommend reading this trilogy. There are a lot of Japanese words used but there is a dictionary of those words at the back.

The only thing missing would have perhaps been some illustrations of the different monsters and demons. Although there are good descriptions of them in the book, I found myself Googling some of them just to see what they looked like… 

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Release Blitz “Saving Rafe” (Lords of Discord #2) by Jocelynn Drake

Check out the second book in the wonderful “Lords of Discord” series by Jocelynn Drake!!

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Title: Saving Rafe
Series: Lords of Discord #2
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 6th, 2020
Rating: 4,25 stars



Rafe Varik

The troublemaker. The risk taker. The sexy club owner full of wicked promises.

Rafe has devoted his immortal existence to pleasure and causing mischief.

The only ones who can depend on him are his brothers. Of course, that’s very much a Varik thing.

But when the leader of the Arsenault clan specifically requests Rafe’s help in tracking down a killer, he can’t say no.

Sure, Rafe claims he’s doing it for his family. They’ve attracted too many enemies and could use a few allies.

That’s not the whole truth, though.

There’s something about Philippe Arsenault that draws Rafe in. He wants more of Philippe. The vampire leaves him longing for another second in his presence, another taste of his lips, another caress of those perfect fingers.

Yet when it’s all over, what will become of Philippe and Rafe. Because Philippe will always be an Arsenault, and Rafe will always be a Varik.

Saving Rafe is the second book in an MM paranormal romance series that has vampires, betrayal, annoying brothers, music, heartbreak, hope, sexy times, and a pair of star-crossed lovers.

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Release day Review “Second Chance” by Barbara Elsborg

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Title: Second Chance
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance
Release date: February 10th, 2020
Page Count: 119
Rating: 4 stars


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Ryder’s on the company bonding trip from hell, five days of competitive cycling with competitive colleagues and an even more competitive boss. Faced with yet another vertical climb, he ignores his uninvited, insistent inner cheerleader. No, he cannot keep up, and what’s more, he’s had enough. And the weather appears to agree he should stop, when sun turns in an instant to thick fog.

Callan’s at Whittaker’s Auction House to bid on fae land that his werewolf pack need as their new home, when an unsuspecting human stumbles through the door. Ryder is out of breath, out of luck, way out of his depth—and apparently the newest item on the auctioneer’s block. Unexpectedly tempting, if Callan had the money.

As the bidding heats up and Ryder proves dangerously irresistible to the assembled supernatural creatures, the situation grows more and more precarious. When Callan interferes, he puts his pack’s future in peril. Despite knowing how devious faeries can be, desperation makes Callan accept a deal, a chance to win the land for his pack and a future with Ryder. But it’s a risk. Possibly a deadly one.

This is not ‘just another Valentine’s story’, it’s a Barbara Elsborg Valentine’s story (ish). So don’t expect the usual sonnets and flowers and Cupids, but do expect the unexpected – vampires, weres, witches and warlocks. Oh, and a vengeful fae. Things are not quite as they may seem. You have been warned!

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Release Blitz “Starlight” (Dark Space #3) by Lisa Henry

Check out the long-awaited awesome 3rd book in the Dark Space series, by Lisa Henry!

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Title: Starlight
Series: Dark Space #3
Author: Lisa Henry
Genre: Gay Sci-Fi
Release date: December 1st, 2019
Page Count: 197 pages
Rating: 5 stars



Brady Garrett is back in space, this time as an unwilling member of a team of humans seeking to study the alien Faceless and their technology. It’s not the first time Brady’s life has been in the hands of the Faceless leader Kai-Ren, and if there’s one thing Brady hates it’s being reminded exactly how powerless he is. Although dealing with the enigmatic Faceless might actually be easier than trying to figure out where he stands with the other humans on board, particularly when one of them is his boyfriend’s ex.

Cameron Rushton loved the starlight once, but being back on board the Faceless ship forces him to confront the memories of the time he was captured by Kai-Ren, and exactly how much of what was done to him that he can no longer rationalize away. Cam is used to being Brady’s rock, but this time it might be him who needs Brady’s support.

This time Brady is surrounded by the people he loves most in the universe, but that only means their lives are in danger too. And when Kai-Ren’s fascination with humanity threatens the foundations of Faceless society, Brady and Cam and the rest of the team find themselves thrust into a battle that humans have very little hope of winning, let alone surviving.

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Release Blitz “The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings” (Black and Blue #1) by Lily Morton

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The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings
Author: Lily Morton
Series: Black and Blue #1
Genre: MM Fantasy Romance 
Release date: 14th November 2019
Rating: 5 stars



Levi Black is at a crossroads. After suffering a loss and breaking up a long-term relationship, he’s looking for a change. When he receives the news he’s inherited a house in York, he seizes the opportunity to begin a new chapter in his life.

However, when he gets there, he finds a house that has never kept its occupants for very long. Either through death or disinclination, no one stays there, and after a few days of living in the place, Levi can understand why. Strange noises can be heard at all hours of the day and night, and disturbing and scary things begin to happen to him. He never believed in ghosts before, but when events take a sinister turn, he knows he must look for help. He finds it in the unlikely form of the blue-haired leader of a ghost tour.

Blue Billings is edgy, beautiful, and lost. Utterly lost. He conceals so many secrets that some days it’s a miracle he remembers his own name. He knows that he should ignore Levi because he threatens the tenuous grip Blue has on survival. But there’s something about the kind-eyed man that draws Blue to him. Something that demands he stay and fight for him when he would normally run in the opposite direction.

As the two men investigate the shocking truth behind Levi’s house, they also discover a deep connection that defies the short length of time they’ve known each other. But when events escalate and his life is on the line, Levi has to wonder if it was wise to trust the Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings.

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Release Blitz “Claiming Marcus” by Jocelynn Drake

Check out this awesome new paranormal series by Jocelynn Drake !

Title: Claiming Marcus
Series: Lords of Discord #1
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance
Release date: 31st October 2019
Rating: 3,5 / 4 stars


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Vampires slaughtered my family.

No one believed me until I met some new friends, who promised to help me get justice.

But nothing prepared me for Marcus Varik.

Tall, dark, and mind-numbingly sexy.

But he’s also shy, protective, and adorably eccentric.

Oh God, I should have never agreed to betray him.

Hopefully, it’s not too late to fix my mistake before I lose more people I love.

Claiming Marcus is the first book in an MM paranormal romance series that has vampires, betrayal, annoying brothers, music, heartbreak, hope, sexy times, and a raven named Ozzie.

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The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

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Title: The Last Hope
Series: The Raging Ones #2
Author: Krista, Becca Ritchie
Genre: Fantasy Gay Romance
Release date: August 13th, 2019
Page Count: 400 pages
Rating: 4 stars 



A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Last Hope is filled with twists and turns you’ll never see coming.

Sacrifice all you have to survive.

Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stay alive, escaping prison means trusting a young mysterious stranger. He knows everything about their lost histories, and when answers aren’t given freely, the bonded trio are forced to join a mission. One that will determine the fate of humanity. 

Legend says, a baby—the first of her species—has the power to cloak and teleport planets. Tasked with retrieving the infant, Court fears the baby is just a myth, and if they fail, they’ll never find the truth about their origins. 

As Court and Mykal grow closer, their linked bond becomes harder to hide, and dynamics change when Franny begins to fall for someone new. Vulnerable and with no choice, the hunt for the baby sends the trio on a dangerous path to Saltare-1: a water world where their enemies can’t die and survival comes at a high cost.

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After reading and very much enjoying The Raging Ones, I couldn’t wait to jump into this second installment. Especially with that cliffy still fresh in my mind 😉

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As I have said before…sci-fi is not really my thing but these two amazing authors have managed to pull me in from the very first page of the very first book. It was also a bit refreshing, reading something completely different. Just make sure you read the first book, before starting this one 😉

Court, Mykal and Franny’s are in some predicament, but their bond is still as strong as ever, and help is about to come from somewhere (or I should say “someone”) unexpected.. Stork is about to rescue the three…but nothing is for free. They will need to help him out with a new mission….a mission to save earth.

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What I enjoyed most of the first book was that I got to read all three POV’s and therefore their thoughts. This way I didn’t feel like anyone was excluded…since not all three of them are romantically involved. In this second installment, we also get a fourth POV, Stork’s.

I myself really enjoyed the introduction of Stork, and I think Franny did as well… they were pretty cute 😉 

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Court and Mykal managed to even deepen their feelings for one another and it was lovely to be a part of that. 

If you are into sci-fi or you are willing to try something new, you should definitely give this series a go.



“Untamed Delights”, by Suzanne Wright

Check out the awesome 8th and last book in the incredible “Phoenix Pack” series !

Title: Untamed Delights
Series: The Phoenix Pack
Author: Suzanne Wright
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release date: July 16, 2019


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Return to the sensual and feral stirrings of the Phoenix Pack as a woman who’s already bound to one man is tempted by a wolf who’s bound only to his nightly desires.

Cat shifter Mila Devereaux can’t help but see it as a betrayal. That her one true mate imprinted himself on another female was hard enough to accept. Struggling to be at peace with her loveless fate, she doesn’t fight the suggestion of entering an arranged mating. Then she meets Dominic, a pack enforcer with a notorious reputation. It’s in his very scent. This irresistible playboy—and delicious badass wolf—is making Mila’s fantasies come alive again.

Alarming, compelling, and heady with sensual energy, Dominic is an expert at making women shed their inhibitions. Now everything about him—his killer smile, his perfectly sculpted body, and his smooth-as-honey voice—is drawing in a captivating new catch. But for the first time in his life, Dominic is feeling more than a fling. He finds himself tantalized by a female who makes him think of forever. He wants all of Mila and won’t be satisfied until he has it.

As the passion grows wild, so does the risk. They’re falling in love in the shadows and secrets of their pasts. And it’s threatening to destroy everything Mila and Dominic are fighting for. And are destined for.




Oh, how I love this author and anything she writes !! I am a huge fan of shifters, vampires, and demons and so you can imagine my giddiness the day I discovered Suzanne Wright’s books. I have been a stalker fan, ever since.

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Writing this review is a bit double for me. This is the 8th and last book in the “Phoenix Pack” series after all and I am not bored yet….not by a long shot. No matter how much I have wanted to read “Dominic’s book (ever since book 1) I am a bit sad now that I am done… I am not ready to say goodbye !! These people are all like family now …if my family consisted of big bad broody alpha wolves that is 😛 

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Thankfully, Suzanne has stated at the end of this book, that we will be seeing all our favorites again. They will have cameos in the new and upcoming series `Olympus Pride`. And I also have “Shard of Frost” to look forward too and new books in the “Dark in You” series. So no time to be sad really !!

As I have said, I have been a bit in love with Dominic since meeting him in “Feral Sins”. I just knew that this incredible flirt would find an even more incredible mate 😉 But….not a true mate. I liked that…a lot. We have had all sorts of mates in this series and most of them were “true” ones, but I am thankful that Dominic’s story was different. They really made the decision to be together, without fate or whatever deciding for them. I mean Mila’s true mate was right under her nose and she could have fought for him if she wanted to…but she didn’t.

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She didn’t want to be with someone who was in love with another, not even if they were technically “made for each other”. She chose for herself and her choice was Dominic…

This one was definitely another favorite of mine and I can’t wait to read Elliot’s story in Shard of Frost which is gonna be out about the same time this book is !!!

I highly recommend this series and all the others by this author !!


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About the Author

Suzanne Wright is the author of From Rags ; Shiver ; the Mercury Pack series; the Deep in Your Veins novels; the Dark in You series; and the Phoenix Pack series, which includes, most recently, Wild Hunger and Fierce Obsessions . She lives in England with her husband, two children (one angel, one demon), and bulldog. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s writing, reading, or doing her version of housework—sweeping the house with a look. Visit her online at


♦ Review Tour ♦ Wounded Soul by Annabelle Jacobs

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Title: Wounded Soul
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance
Release date: April 29th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars 4


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One night can change everything… 

Jesse Sykes has lived far longer than his youthful appearance suggests. Becoming a vampire after tragedy struck seemed the only option when his soul was shattered, after all he’s no stranger to having to hide what he is from the rest of the world. But eternal life isn’t without problems or heartache.

With a good job and great friends, Ian Moreton’s life would be almost perfect—if only he wasn’t in love with his best friend. His feelings are unrequited, and in an effort to move on, he takes a chance on a one-night stand with the handsome stranger he meets in a bar.

Jesse knows the risks of becoming attached to a human, but with neither of them looking for anything serious, where’s the harm? At least, that’s what Jesse thinks until his chemistry with Ian proves off the charts. 

A second hook-up solidifies their connection…and brings Jesse to his senses. He scrambles to protect Ian from danger, but it’s already too late. With Ian unwittingly drawn into a world he knows nothing about, events are set in motion that will change both of their lives forever, and it’s up to Jesse to steer them safely through it.


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I loved the “Regent Park Pack” series by this author and so I was sure I was gonna love this new “vampire” series as well… I mean what is hotter than a badass vamp ?? 

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This series actually reminded me a lot of the Regent Park series, especially with the way Ian was introduced to the vampire world. 

Now as much as I enjoyed this book…it also really pissed me off because I wanted to kill the villain in this story myself !!!

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I actually needed to stop reading a couple of times because I was so angry !! 

Thankfully the MC’s were pretty great as were their BFF’s. Ian and Jesse were very sweet together..and hot…lets not forget hot. I myself would have been upset a bit longer than Ian though, but it’s not like he had any choice in the matter anymore anyway. 

I was a bit disappointed with the steam level plummeting from beginning to end. If it would have been the other way around that would have been fine, but I don’t really like it when a book starts off all hot and ends lukewarm. Especially because I want to see/read about their connection when things are more serious between them !!

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I think this first book was a great introduction to this new series and the world of vampires. I myself can’t wait to see what’s next… I hope it’s Raph’s book. Though I have to say that I am a bit upset with him for making such bad decisions. I expect more from a coven leader and so I hope he redeems himself a bit in the upcoming books.  Continue reading

Mage’s Blood (Moontide Quartet #1) by David Hair


Title: Mage’s Blood
Series: The Moontide Quartet
Author: David Hair
Genre: Fantasy
Published: September 27th, 2012
Page Count:705 pages
Reviewer: Rowan
Rating: 4 4



This is my first review so bare with me, I hope you will enjoy it.

When I first started reading this book I was a bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of places, and characters I needed to familiarize myself with. After sticking with it, I must say that I am glad that I did because it is definitely worth it.

The story takes us to a Urte, a fictional land which does resemble our own world in many ways. The people, their different belief structures and the on-going friction between certain religions as well as people of different races are similar to what we experience in everyday life and this does make it easy to relate to. The big difference is that Urte is magical.

The book counts down to the Moontide, which is when a magical bridge between the two lands, Antiopia and Yuros, normally divided by water, is accessible due to the retreating tide. This occurs only once every 12 years. When it does, inhabitants of both lands can cross the bridge for a period of one year. They do so for a plethora of reasons, mostly for commercial/trading purposes. Emperors have employed Magi for many years to plunder the lands on the other side of the bridge. A very powerful Magi was also the one who built the magical bridge.

As I previously stated, there are a lot of different povs. Each chapter gives a little back story, also the time (counting down to the moontide) and the place. Almost every chapter focuses on a different character. Some storylines will overlap of course when the characters meet one another and share adventures. That being said, I did not find it difficult to align myself with several favorite characters from the start.

As perhaps any woman might, I was immediately drawn to Elena and her plight. Being torn between her former life as a spy/assassin and her growing attachment to her current ‘targets’ Cera Nesti, a princess and her little brother the crown prince, Timori, she puts herself in a very dangerous position when she decides to abandon her mission and protect those she was meant to assassinate.

We also follow Gurvon Gyle, a master manipulator and Elena’s former boss and lover. Alaron, Elena’s cousin and his best friends, Cym and Ramon. A young girl named Ramita, her best friend Huriya, her childhood boyfriend Kazim and her new husband Antonin Meiros. There are of course many more but each of these have pivotal parts to play in the book. The book contains some political storylines as several characters are motivated by power and a desire to rule but it also has all the ingredients of a great quest inside of it. So I do believe there is something for everyone.

LBGTQ characters are featured in this series which I love because sometimes I find that the fantasy genre is extremely straight! I also enjoy that it has more emotional depth that some more ‘battle’ oriented fantasy series. I love it when characters have emotional depth and are not merely swinging their swords around the entire time. All of the characters’ paths are linked in one way or another which becomes increasingly more obvious while reading. Their threads continue to entangle throughout the three books that follow this one.

It is of course recommend to read the entire quartet but once you start this one, I doubt you will be able to stop. The first book mostly introduces you to the different characters, places and customs so you can get to know them a bit before the author turns all of their futures upside down. Each of them must face new hardships and situations they had not anticipated. I do not wish to spoiler too much so I highly suggest picking up the book and getting transported to this world David Hair has so wonderfully mapped out for us.


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