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Happy Release Day Scarlett Dawn!!!

I am so freaking excited to be able to announce that Scarlett Dawn’s fifth installment to the amazing, thrilling, sexy Forever Evermore series, Chosen Fool is here!!!
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I was lucky enough to be given and eARC of this amazing story in exchange for an honest review, and let me tell you, you do not want to miss this one! 

P.S. Keep reading after the review for a hella awesome giveaway!!

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Official Blurb:

The second saga in the bestselling, Forever Evermore series continues with Chosen Fool, where deception runs deep and Caro’s transitioning life turns even more deadly…

Caroline Jules has received news of a lifetime. She’s going to be Queen to ‘her’ people. Instead of running, as any sane criminal would, she faces the mêlée with all the wits and savvy that her difficult life has honed. With her best friend, Sin, at her side, Caro pushes past the animosity her power inevitably brings, and prepares to rewrite her future.

Until the night Sin leaves, and she is alone.

Now, Caro must face the Royal world and all its intrigues and intricacies by herself. People aren’t always as they appear—and danger lurks behind even the most pleasant face. When a threat not even the Elders can handle puts her new tribe in danger, Caro takes matters into her own hands. Armed with the power of the mysterious spirit Elementals, Caro’s determined to eliminate the evil ransacking the Mysticals. All she needs is time.

But time waits for no fool…and time isn’t as straightforward as it seems.

Review:

Scarlett Dawn has left me completely and utterly speechless.
Chosen Fool may be, and I don’t say this lightly, her best yet!

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Chosen Fool, the follow-up to Chosen Thief, is flirtatious and funny, sexy and suspenseful, and full of twists and turns that I never imagined. Real-talk, in Chosen Thief, I loved the story, I loved Sin and catching up with my old favorites, but I never connected with Caro like I did with Lily in first Forever Evermore Saga. I just didn’t fall for her the same, until now.
Chosen Fool revealed a completely different side of Caro that made her more relatable and sympathetic to me. I originally just kind of accepted that I won’t always love the heroine of a series, but I’m totally (and quite happily) eating my words now because I like her so much. We got to see more depth and emotion and humor and badassery. Caro is a cool chick– scratch that, she’s just cool in general. Like you can’t really decide if you want to be friends with her or if you’re totally intimidated by her… but it’s probably a mix of both. Caro’s not the only one that seriously grew on me throughout Chosen Fool. All the prodigies did. I didn’t feel like we got to know them very well in Chosen Thief, but now we did and they’re great and unique and so different from their predecessors — I just love it!
I can’t get over it, how much I loved this book is difficult to put into words and I certainly can’t explain all the why’s without some major spoilerage happening, so I won’t try. Just know that it’s awesome and to expect anything.
In short, Scarlett Dawn has taken what often seems like a very formulaic genre and broken the mold in the best way possible. You will not be disappointed, except maybe for the fact that you have to wait for more! giphy

That cliffhanger is killer… but oh, so worth it.

About The Author:

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New York Times bestselling author and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, the Mark new adult science fiction saga, and the Lion Security contemporary series.

She lives in the Midwest, adores her music loud, and demands her fries covered in melted cheese.

 

Connect With Scarlett Dawn:

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Because Scarlett Dawn is totally freaking awesome, she’s also a part of an amazing giveaway taking place! And I mean, seriously awesome!! Here’s the info and how to enter!

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Chosen Thief – Scarlett Dawn

 

It’s RELEASE DAY y’all!! And this is one release you do not want to miss out on!

I am so excited to share with you the fourth installment in Scarlett Dawn’s Forever Evermore Series, and Caro’s first book, Chosen Thief!

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Go Buy It Now!
Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Google Play

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The second saga in the bestselling, groundbreaking Forever Evermore series begins with Chosen Thief, where the life of a skilled lawbreaker becomes much more than she ever wanted…

Caroline Jules knows death is imminent. She’s only 22, but as an inmate of Death Row in the most secure Mystical jail, what else could her future hold?

Caro has no idea. Her solitary, transient life is about to get flipped on its head when it is revealed that she is the new Prodigy Elemental, and she has responsibilities and ties that she can’t ever escape. Caro is attempting to run from a brutal past, but the Rulers have other plans for this thief’s future.

But the transition from a self-contained existence to life with the other Prodigies, the Kings and Queens, and even the Elders was never going to be easy, and Caro has secrets she’s loath to share. Suddenly she has friends, mentors, lovers — and they all want to know more about her than she is willing to reveal.

Will Caro ever escape the darkness of all she is, or will she fall deeper into the life that has been chosen for her?

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WOW.
That’s a good kind of wow, in case there was any confusion.
Now, as super fan of the Forever Evermore series thus far, and specifically of Ezra, I was a little concerned what the second saga would bring. I needn’t be. Chosen Thief was nothing short of spellbinding. From the first page, we dive right into action as we meet Caro and are suddenly filled with questions about the mysterious new girl. It’s impossible to put down. IMPOSSIBLE.

For me, it took a few chapters to warm up to Caro. She’s a bit more rough around the edges to start with and a lot less trusting. But it wasn’t long before I fell for the character. She’s bitchy, sarcastic, witty, and funny. But she’s also incredibly loyal and caring. Caro is the kind of girl that you want to be on your side in a fight. And if she’s not your side, you should be freaking terrified.

Sin… oh Sin… It did not take long at all for Sin to join the ranks amongst the best of the book boyfriends. His relationship with Caro may be a bit… vague, but their love for one another is obvious. It’s hard not to love the criminal bad boy when you witness his caring, gentle nature toward those he loves. And it’s even harder when you get a glimpse of his sense of humor. It’s a tad wicked, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The rest of the young Prodigies have unique personalities that I cannot wait to see more of. Aria, Brann and London don’t play a huge role in this installment, but I have a feeling, as they’re the prodigies, they will shine more brightly later in the series. And I am thrilled because the characters we get to meet here are wonderful.

And of course… our old favorites. Jack, Pearl, Lily, and Ezra (and maybe even a couple Elders we know and love) show up in the story and… they’re priceless really. And comical. And perfect.

If you’re a fan of the Forever Evermore series, Caro’s story will only fuel your love for an already enthralling series.

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King Tomb – Scarlett Dawn!

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BAM! I still cannot get over how much I love, love, LOVE this cover! 

And if you love it to then you should know this is one instant where you can judge a book by its cover, because this book is every bit as awesome as that cover!

Have you read King Hall? Yes? Good! What about King Cave? Yes? Amazing! However, if you answered “No” to these questions I would advise you to take a a step back and seriously examine your life choices, because obviously, you’ve made some mistakes. And then you need to go to Amazon… or wherever it if you purchase books from and read these… then prepare yourself to read King Tomb! (Also, you probably don’t want to read this review until you’ve read the other books in the series) If you are a cool kid and you answered “Yes”, then I congratulate you on your successful path in life and encourage you to not deviate from that path by neglecting to read King Tomb.

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Here is the Official King Tomb Blurb:

From Scarlett Dawn comes the stunning, sexy, sensual, surprising, spellbinding conclusion to the bestselling, first Forever Evermore trilogy. Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability. When Elder Harcourt summons Lily and her protector Antonio back to the United States, Lily thinks nothing unusual about the change of location. But a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zeller’s private quarters, and at his mercy. Surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor but plenty of resentment. They are not allowed to nurse their wounds. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. It should be easy. The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can’t control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

Bam! If that doesn’t get your attention, I don’t know what will. 

King Tomb has shown itself to be the perfect mixture of humor, violence and sexiness! You will not be let down by the end of Lily Ruckler’s story!

I received the ARC of this book last month and cracked it open immediately and could not put it down. I spent all afternoon reading the book and may or may not have completely forgotten that dinner existed- my husband ended up ordering out because I could not be bothered. :] This book is 100% a page turner.

I know, here you might have the same reservations I did. What if the finale doesn’t live up to the story you’ve fallen in love with? Many an author (even some I love so much) have left me feeling heartbroken after a disappointing end to the series. Well, let me clear those worries up right now, because King Tomb does not disappoint!!

If you’ll recall, ** King Cave Spoiler Alert**, the four young kings and queens had their memories of each other erased and King Tomb picks up right where King Cave left off. We start in Australia where Lily has spent the last several months viscously battling the humans and sinking further into the cold, guarded queen as a direct result of having her memory erased. This… slaughtering of humans is going well for her, right up until the point where she get’s orders to move back to the states. More specifically to the camp run by Ezra and his father Cahal.

Ohhhhhhweeeee! The drama is great! Ezra and Lily get to meet each other for the first time (for a second time) is perfect! It wasn’t love at first sight the first time around and it certainly wasn’t love at first sight this time- though maybe there was a bit more lust at first sight. Like Lily, Ezra has turned into a scarier, more heartless version of himself – but don’t worry, we still get glimpses of our sweet, lovable Ezra and you will abso-freaking-lutely swoon at his interactions with the baby.

While there is plenty of Antonio and Cahal to make us all smile, I found myself missing Pearl and Jack. They didn’t make much of an appearance throughout this novel, and as someone who is a complete shipper of Pack (Jearl?) this was the only thing about King Tomb that made me sad. That said, I complete understand Scarlett Dawn’s decision to have them play more minor characters in this installment- it would have appeared a little chaotic to have them remerge together. But don’t worry we do see them.

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Go preorder King Tomb now!!

Purchase link: Amazon: http://mybook.to/KingTomb iBookstore: http://bit.ly/1qAqkil Kobo: http://bit.ly/1lNFwZl Google play: http://bit.ly/1usPXC0 (Look for the Barnes & Noble link soon)

You can read this bad boy on Oct 8 so mark your calendars now, because in less than a month you’ll be diving right back into the world of the Forever Evermore series!

(Please note that while I did say a couple times that this is the end, I was referring to Lily’s story. The Forever Evermore series WILL have more installments, they just won’t be focusing on Lily Ruckler. So take solace in knowing that while we much say goodbye to one beloved character, we do not have to say goodbye to the enchanted world that Scarlett Dawn has created for us :] You’ll want to keep an eye out for Chosen Thief which is Caro’s story — I know who the heck is Caro?! I’m excited to find out sometime in early 2015… I think hopefully we’ll a know a release date soon. You can add it on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22985522-chosen-thief )

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Author bio: Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

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KING TOMB COVER REVEAL!

AHHHHH It’s here! Are you ready to be blown away? Are you? Are you? Really?

Ok. Here it is!!!

Drumroll please……………..

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Is that not such a freaking hot cover?

 Let’s all be excited people! Less than 70 days and we’ll be reading this masterpiece! I know, I know, that seems so far away. But I promise you it’ll go by super fast. At least, I hope it will for all our sakes! I mean I know I cannot wait to see Lily completely kick ass, because we all know she’s going too. And obviously we’ll get plenty of the sexy Ezra- AKA my favorite vamp of all time, that’s right, he bumped Louis and Lestat right out of the top spot. And I also soooo miss every other character! And Ezra and Lily just have to fall in love again! THEY HAVE TO! Can you tell I’m excited!?

Ok so here’s the official blurb to go with it.

From Scarlett Dawn comes the stunning, sexy, sensual, surprising, spell-binding conclusion to the bestselling first Forever Evermore trilogy.

Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability.

When Elder Harcourt summons Lily and her protector Antonio back to the United States, Lily thinks nothing unusual about the change of location. But a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zeller’s private quarters, and at his mercy. Surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor but plenty of resentment.

They are not allowed to nurse their wounds. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. It should be easy. The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can’t control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20495415-king-tomb

Release date: October 1, 2014

Scarlet Dawn’s website: http://www.scarlettdawn.net
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Author Bio on the amazing, beautiful, talented Scarlett Dawn:
Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, which include King Hall and King Cave.
She lives in the Midwest, where she loves to ‘people watch’ and daydream. She adores her music loud and her fries covered in cheese.
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It’s Freaking Friday!

It’s Friday! YAY! And because I haven’t done this in a while, I’m gonna list the book that I am so freaking excited about!

City of Heavenly Fire- I know, I know… this one came out a few days ago but I haven’t had the chance to even begin reading it yet. Though let me say, I’m freaking excited! I fell in love with Clary and Jace and the entire cast of the book a long time ago and I haven’t stopped! I can’t believe we’re at the end of their story with this book and I am so excited to see how it all ends!

Push- This is book two of The Game Series. Rush, the first of the series came out this time last year and I was hooked. The story follows a group of teenagers who a pulled into a game. Only it’s not a game, it’s real and  if you die in the game your die in real life. This book comes out June 10 and OMG I am counting the days.

Opposition- The final Lux novel! I cannot believe that in August I will have to let go of these characters. I fell in love with Daemon from the first moment we saw his cocky smirk- yes, even when he was a super ass I loved him. This is one of my very favorite series so that it’s coming to an end is crazy and heartbreaking but at the same time I am soooooo excited to read what happens.

Fall- Scarlett Dawns newest novella will come out in early August and wow it sounds good. I’m super excited to see what she does outside of the Forever Evermore series and I can’t wait to meet so many new characters- because Mrs. Dawn has a serious gift with creating characters. I mean, every time I read (or reread) her books I have a book hangover that lasts for days. Fall should be awesome!

King Tomb- Also by Scarlett Dawn and the book I am probably the most excited for ever! King Cave left me shattered and nervous and worried about how the heck we can get from here to somewhere wonderful and I know King Tomb will wrap up Lily’s story wonderfully. This is bittersweet because I never want to stop reading about Lily and Ezra… but all good things… 😦 On the totally bright side the Forever Evermore series will continue after King Tomb following a new set of characters.

Iniquity- The premonition series by Amy Bartol is what renewed my love for reading and convinced me that paranormal can be totally freaking awesome. I feel like I’ve been waiting years and years for this book to arrive and impatiently so. This one doesn’t have a release date…I know, I know. It’s heartbreaking. But at least we can be sure that Amy is taking her time to make sure this book does the series justice! There is nothing worse than an author just cranking out a mediocre novel to appease fans, especially when the series is something as amazing as this one. So Amy, take all the time you need.

Sea of Stars- This is the follow up to Under Different Stars. I don’t really think any more needs to be said. Under Different Stars was a beautiful story to kick off the Kricket series and I can’t wait for more. We don’t have an official release date on this one either, but we’re hoping for Jan 2015

 

Of course… there are others coming out and more that I’ll discover but these are my OMG SO FREAKING EXCITED to read books.

 

PS over the next week or two I have soooo many book to review. That’s what I get for being a slacker on the blog front. So expect a lot of reviews :]

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So Exciting! Release Date: King Tomb!!!!!!

So it’s been a while since my last post… Oops? Between dealing with finals and some house projects and getting ready for vacation I haven’t had much time to read let alone write about any of.

So this post is happening because I have the worlds best news! Scarlett Dawn has released the release date for King Tomb! If you haven’t been keeping up with the series you have time to start because it is so worth it. Ify you’ve kept us with the series but haven’t seen the teasers for the new book go to her website now and read them! There’s a few up and they’re all soooooo good!

So when can expect King Tomb? Octoboer 1, 2014! I know, I know. It’s a long wait, but at least now we have a count down and I’m certain Scarlett Dawn loves us enough to post a couple more teasers in between now and then!

Oh and I have two little teasers for you as if you weren’t already excited enough!

 

 

Well, That’s all for now.. but I’m leaving next week for a trip and have my kindle filled with a few new books ready to read and then review as soon as I’m back!