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Somebody Else’s Shadow by Monica James–Book Review

I am never underwhelmed when it comes to Monica, her writing, or her storytelling capabilities. I knew from the first page that this book was going to be special. The mental imagery that she can paint is nothing short of fantastic. I could visualize myself sitting on that tree swing and smelling the lake air, feeling the breeze on my face, seeing the bright color saturation, and tasting the vibrancy of lemons.

Books that deal with amnesia can be a wild card. There usually is a reason as to why someone has lost their memory, but the scary part is what will they find in the process to get it back. In this instance, Peyton Lane has no recollection of her life prior to a car accident six months earlier. As much as people want to help, nothing feels right. She’s heard the stories and has seen pictures, but things are not clicking until she notices Cayden Coachman. Cayden is the first person where she’s felt a quivering in her belly. The problem is that she doesn’t know why.

Somebody Else’s Shadow is not your typical boy/girl/amnesia story. It is so much more. There are twists and turns, and then there are Monica James’s amnesiac twists and turns. Just when I thought I might have an inkling of where this story would go, it did a sharp right and splintered off further.

I highly recommend reading Somebody Else’s Shadow. It’s powerful, impactful, thrilling gut-wrenching, and cry-inducing. Hey, Monica, prime merch opportunity, a tissue box/tissues with ‘Monica James, creator of tears, and a shoulder to cry on’ printed on the side.’

Antichrist by Amo Jones–Blog Tour

ANTICHRIST by Amo Jones

Release Date: April 6th

My Review

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Blurb:

Meraki Mallory lived two lives. The one that everyone thought she did, and the one she worked hard to hide. She burned with her demons instead of running from them, but when Niko Davis rode back into town with a bag full of secrets, she knew she would need to start hiding them instead. Niko knew her inside and out, and if he saw even a smidge of her soul, he would see that she was no longer the girl he left behind…

When the president of the New York chapter of the Seven Knights MC dies, he passes the gavel down to Niko… but unknown to anyone else, that’s not the only thing he left him.

Niko fights for what’s his, and he’s only ever claimed one person in his life—Meraki. So when he rips away the walls she built around herself with his bare teeth, the secrets that she has so fiercely hidden away all of these years suddenly bleed onto the four unmarked graves laid out in front of his steel-cap boots…

It started with a bond that destroyed everyone around them…

…it ends with blood.

*this is a DARK ROMANCE. Please check triggers if you think you may need to.

**Antichrist is not a retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are slight nods here and there toward the original tale.

About the Author:

Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, totally winging this author thing (she’s probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic (Slytherin). She’s a profound work-a-holic, but when she’s not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & Husband at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.

New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.

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Fall of the Stars by Monica James–New Release

Fall of the Stars
Book 2: In Love and War
Monica James

England is bleeding.
And there isn’t a thing I can do about it.
I am once again a prisoner to Wessex, captured by King Egbert because holding me hostage will bring them to him—my two Vikings who will risk heaven and earth to save me.
But I don’t need saving.
I am Princess Emeline, and I was taught by the best, and his name…Skarth the Godless.
The man whom I love more than anything in this world.
But things begin to blur when Ulf the Bloody reminds me of the promise I made, and that promise is that I belong to him.
We must work together to overthrow King Egbert, but the war I fight within my heart is far more dangerous than anything I will ever face on the battlefield.
The choice is not simple because we all must make sacrifices. But I soon realize that all is not fair in love and war.
Lives will be lost.
Hearts will be broken.
And come dawn, life as we know it will be changed forevermore.

MY REVIEW

Fall of the Stars
Monica James @authormonicajames
Series: In Love and War Book 2
Genre: Viking Historical Romance
Cover Model: Christopher Jensen @christopher88jensen
Photographer: Michelle Lancaster @lanefotograf
Cover Designer: Sommer Stein—Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Release date: April 11th 2022

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Bio:
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.
She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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Fall of the Stars by Monica James–Review

Monica James has done it yet again. She has eviscerated me with another all-in, ball-busting, heart-stopping, action-packed, out-of-the-box romance read. The battle between England and the Scandinavians, life vs love, good versus bad, and the battle of herstory vs history are alive and well.

Emaline and Skarth are in love and out for revenge. Skarth’s old best friend, Ulf, is more prominent than ever, and where does England reside in all of this? These are just some of the questions we get answers to.

I finished FotS about 5 days ago, and I am still shook. When Monica James puts her pen to paper, watch out, because you will be left with a 100% angst-filled and angst-driven book. She executed every little plot point, character-driven storyline, and minute detail to perfection.

I was in love, saddened, shocked, elated, and eventually content with this final book in the duet. If possible, I would give this book, a million ‘North Star’ stars, but alas, I cannot. Five stars is the max and therefore it will be. No matter what trope Ms. James executes, she can write brilliantly. Highly recommend!!

5 ‘North Star’ Stars!

The Potter by Kristy Marie–Release Day

 🌺🌺🌺🌺 𝔸𝕧𝕒𝕚𝕝𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕠𝕨 🌺🌺🌺🌺

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗻𝗲𝘄, 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘆, 𝗴𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲, 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲, 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿, 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲, 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱! 🌺

https://lagerlefsebookblog.com/2022/03/04/the-potter-by-kristy-marie-review/

𝔸𝕞𝕒𝕫𝕠𝕟 𝕌𝕟𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕒𝕝

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𝕊𝕚𝕘𝕟𝕖𝕕 𝕒𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕓𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤→ 

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𝔸𝕦𝕕𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖→ 

Coming Soon!

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐫!” –𝐀𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫, 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐫

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫:

🌺 Patient/ Doctor/ Office Relationship

🌺 Broody/ Damaged/ A-Hole Hero

🌺 Small Age Gap 

🌺 Grumpy/ Sunshine Dynamic

🌺 Hot Plastic Surgeon/ Snarky Southern Belle

🌺 Hilarious Banter

🌺 Sexy Side Characters (A trio of brothers who are also plastic surgeons. Yes, please!)

🌺 All the emotion your heart can handle 

𝔹𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕓:

A brilliant surgeon. 

A master sculptor. 

The media touted Dr. Potter as a savior dressed in a crisp suit. 

I think he’s a vicious madman of jerk-sized proportions. 

But fate is a wicked tease. 

Only Dr. Potter can give me what I need.

A fresh start. 

A new identity. 

But he refused, leaving me to take matters into my own hands by accepting a job as his partner’s new secretary.

Dr. Potter can’t turn down my case forever.

Or at least I thought. 

Until I found him on the office floor. 

Broken. 

Angry. 

With a venomous warning… One I failed to heed.

𝔸𝕕𝕕 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕠𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕠𝕟 𝔾𝕠𝕠𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕤: https://geni.us/UtA4DiG

 

𝔸𝕦𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕣 𝕃𝕚𝕟𝕜𝕤:

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