0

STOP! By Scarlett Dawn

 

Have you read The Cold Mark Saga yet?
This series of novellas is A-FREAKING-MAZING! I am so excited to be apart of the review team for Stop, the third installment in The Cold Mark Saga! 

For more information on the first 2 installments of this awesome series CLICK HERE

stop_highres

Synopsis1

From New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, comes the third installment in The Cold Mark Saga, Stop, where tipping points are reached and surprises lurk…

Braita Valorn is stuck. She has no real freedom, her existence dependent on what the men of Triaz decide. Her fate is not her own. But she desperately wants it to be and will do anything to make it so.

When a chance to make her own choices arises, she does what she must. Hard choices of theft end as a careless endeavor, leaving her life on the line. Will the men in her life come to stop her downfall or will they come for retribution?

Review1

I finished this novella all to quickly and actually shouted, “Noooooooo!”anigif_enhanced-buzz-31102-1419703954-4

Because yes, it was that good and now I have to wait until April to know what happens next! It was a sad moment for me.

We pick up right where Sink left off. Briata is staying with the Plumas of the East who she can’t help but find rather intriguing and Jackson has just communicated to her that he has an escape plan.

In Stop, I can’t help but to think of Briata as a kind of Helen of Troy. She was made for the Plumas of the West, sure, but the Plumas of the East grow rather attached to her and aren’t sure they want to give her up. Might even be willing to go to war over her. YEAH! The tension is palpable! You get all four Plumas in the room and there’s just a general air of “Shit’s about to go down!”

Of course, all this is going on and Briata is considering escaping with Jackson– Plumas be damned. Well, not really. She’s actually quite attached to all of them, but she doesn’t feel free with them and to her, freedom is most important.

Let me tell you, it’s a quick read and you will not be able to put this baby down. It’s so freaking damn good! The best in the series so far! I CANT WAIT FOR MORE! I just wanna read it again and again! So forreals ya’ll, go get this book, it is a must read!

Advertisements
0

RELEASE DAY!!!! LURE by Alyssa Rose Ivy

LURE RDL Banner

 

OHMYGOSH you guys! I am super super excited to celebrate the Release of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s LURE! LURE is the first novel in her New Adult Paranormal Romance series The Allure Chronicles! Make sure you grab the prequel novella, SEDUCTION’S KISS, while it is FREE for a limited time!!!

 

LURE

Amazon ** Barnes & Noble ** GooglePlay ** iTunes ** Kobo

Synopsis1

There’s danger in the beauty…

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That’s how long it had been since I’d seen my winged hero— not that I’d been counting. I’d suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn’t crazy and knew he didn’t exist.

But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier… thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

 

Review1

 

I have one thing to say about Alyssa Rose Ivy. Man, oh, man does she know how to Lure readers in! (Yeah, I know. But I couldn’t resist the pun!) Lure picks up more than two years after Seduction’s Kiss (the FREE for a limited time prequel novella) left off. Daisy is obsessed with the supernatural creature who saved her life in Seduction’s Kiss, and the obsession has gone so far that she’s landed herself in therapy. But when she gets the opportunity to head back to New Orleans (where it all began) for a job interview, she absolutely can resist trying to find her savior!

I like Daisy. She’s got a good sense of humor and is obviously driven, but she’s still a little too trusting for my tastes. After what happened in Seduction’s Kiss, you’d think homegirl would be a little more cautious about jumping into a car with strangers of the supernatural variety… and yet, that’s exactly what she does when she meets Hugh, Violet, and Roland. Of course now she at least recognizes it may not be the smartest move, but she’s so obsessed with finding her savior, she doesn’t care. I got a little annoyed with her constant remarks about being murdered and not trusting the people she’s with, because if you’re that scared, it’s probably wise to remove yourself from the situation. And she’s a little slow to the pick up, even after some very obvious hints are thrown her way… I’ll just call it denial though and give her a break. Overall, Daisy is likable and sweet albeit a tad naive. She’s a good heroine to the story and I certainly look forward to reading more and seeing how her character develops.

Owen is a Pteron I’ve liked from the start. I’ve wanted a happy ending from him since we were first introduced in the Crescent Chronicles. He’s good and strong and he’s mostly the same Owen, though he’s taking a break from his duties and living in the middle of nowhere. I really enjoyed getting to see read the story from his point of view. He can’t explain the connection he feels to the girl he saved two years ago, but it’s there and when they’re together again, he can’t and doesn’t want to resist. It’s a little insta-lovey, but Alyssa Rose Ivy writes it so wonderfully that it’s perfectly fitting and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

The Allures. I go back and forth about this gang. I don’t trust Violet, I didn’t from the first time we met and that didn’t change at all through the novel. I never trusted her intentions or sincerity. Hugh a good character and easier for me to trust because he seemed very honest about what he thought. Roland was my favorite. Is my favorite. He might be my favorite in the whole book. He hides things, but it seems like he doesn’t want to. He comes off as more genuine to me.

This book was not one I could read all in one sitting. Not because it wasn’t good enough–the opposite actually! It was too good! I’d end a chapter and simply have to put it down because I knew I would need some time to prepare for what was coming next. This one keeps you on the edge and when it ends there’s a perfect mixture of heartbreak and hope that leaves you begging for more. I cannot wait for next to come out!

Excerpt

We stood awkwardly for another moment before I had to break the silence. “It’s been a while.”

“Two and a half years.”

“I thought about you the past few Halloweens.”

“I thought about you more than that. It’s actually pretty humiliating now that I’m standing in the same room with you. I don’t know what I was thinking.” She looked away.

“I lied.”

“About?”

I walked toward her. I had to wipe that regret off her face. “I thought about you a lot more than just Halloween.”

“Yeah?”

“Yeah.” I stopped right in front of her. “You were very memorable.”

“So were you.” She licked her lips. Again with the lips.

“I probably should ask you a million questions right now, but would it be okay if we put those off and did something else?”

“I guess that depends on what else you want to do?” Her eyes widened slightly.

“I want to kiss you.”

“I’m okay with that.” Her eyes seemed to sparkle.

“Yeah?”

“Yeah.”

I didn’t wait for her to change her mind. I brushed my lips against hers gently. I was going to keep it short, but I had to know if I was glorifying the last kiss.

She moved her lips against mine, and any thoughts of keeping it short disappeared. I wrapped my arms around her as I deepened the kiss, greedily pushing for access beyond those irresistible lips of hers. She opened up, welcoming me in with the same intoxicating taste as she had the last time.

She moaned, encouraging me to continue the kiss. I didn’t need the encouragement. I lifted her up and carried her over to the couch. I sat down, settling her on my lap. I needed her close, closer than standing would allow.

Her fingers tangled in my hair as she let me explore her mouth. My hands ached to explore more, but I didn’t want to rush it. I’d waited over two years to taste her lips again, and I was going to enjoy every second of it.

 

Don’t miss SEDUCTION’S KISS, the prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)…

Seductions Kiss

Amazon ** Barnes and Noble ** iTunes ** GooglePlay ** Kobo

 

Alyssa Rose Ivy- Author PhotoAbout Alyssa Rose Ivy:

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

 

 

 

 

Website ** Facebook ** Twitter ** Pinterest ** Novel Goodreads ** Author Goodreads

a Rafflecopter giveaway

LURE Available now
// <![CDATA[

4

Losing It

Review Button

You love YA, right? Duh! But sometimes you wish your favorite YA novels had a little  more… spice. 22 authors of your favorite YA novels have gathered together in this anthology to reveal what goes on when the scene fades to black. 

Losingitcover

Synopsis1

22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love.

In this YA/NA crossover collection, all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way!

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers. 

Stories include excerpts and extended material—ALL NEW CONTENT—featuring the following YA novels & authors:

The Grimoire Saga by SM Boyce

The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Penny Black Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand

The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell

Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez

Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane

The Tate Chronicles by K.A. Last

Fragile Creatures by Kristina Circelli

The Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford

Judgement of the Six Series by Melissa Haag

A Dark Faerie Tale Series by Alexia Purdy

The Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater

The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende

Ovialell Series by Tish Thawer

The Runes Series by Ednah Walters

The Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher

The Waiting Series by Ginger Scott

Forged Series by A.O. Peart

The Arotas Series by Amy Miles

Funeral Crashing Mysteries by Milda Harris

The Wolf Trilogy by M.R. Polish

FB teaser-melissa

Review1

I was super excited to jump on this opportunity when I read what Losing It: A Collection of VCards is about! I mean, spicy extras from my favorite YA novels? Yes, Please!

Now to be totally honest, I hadn’t read about about half of these works and so was going in blind to the reading. I didn’t know the characters or what the book was about, but most were so well written that it honestly didn’t matter. If anything after reading the steamy excerpts I’m more intrigued by the series and am interested in reading the whole thing! So if you find yourself not recognizing some of the titles on the list, worry not! You’re on your way to discovering a whole new world of wonderful.

Of course the books I was already familiar with were that much more fun to read. Nothing like getting exclusive extras that center around your favorite characters! Did I have a favorite? Well… I hate to be choosy but I’ve always been very partial to The Runes Series by Ednah Walters. Getting more Raine and Torin is never, ever, ever, ever (do I sound like Taylor Swift yet?) a bad thing. But hey! Just because that was my favorite read of this series doesn’t mean they aren’t all worth while!

Heather Hildebrand offers an interquel that will make you so flipping excited to read book 5- I didn’t even red books 1-4, but trust me, they’re in my Amazon shopping cart to purchase on pay day :] And I mean, that excerpt above from Michelle Haag? Yeah, I know. It’s super yummy, and the entire story remains the same. This is just a couple, but the entire anthology is just as awesome! You don’t want to miss it.

So here it is! Just in time for Valentine’s Day! If you don’t have already have a hot date planned for your Valentine’s Day, I’m telling you… now you do. Curl up with Losing It and maybe some chocolate and read away! I can’t imagine a better way to spend the evening :]

Losing It Milda

Losing It: A Collection of VCards is available now!

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble
iBooks
Kobo