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Bury Me With Lies by S.M. Soto–Blog tour

Bury Me With Lies (Twin Lies Duet #2) by S.M. Soto
Release Date: April 6th

 My Review

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Blurb:
Some secrets are better left buried…

Stuck between life and death, Mackenzie is hell-bent on proving her innocence, and getting revenge on the men who murdered her sister. With one series of unfortunate events after another, Mackenzie must outrun her own fate—death.

When secrets unravel and lies become twisted betrayals, Mackenzie finds herself in more danger than she could’ve realized. Her only saving grace is Baz, the elusive playboy she’s given her heart to. But will placing her trust in a man like Baz be her downfall?

 

About the Author:
S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern, California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise.

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Stealing Cinderella by A. Zavarelli–Review

Remember as a child, being told stories of different fairytales. One in particular (if you’re a girl) is the story of Cinderella. From that animated Disney movie to movies aimed at high schoolers taking a different take but was Cinderella all the same.

Stealing Cinderella may have ‘her’ (Cinderella’s) name in the title, but this is by no means that Disney version. Ella has not had an easy life. After her father’s death, she is forced to become the character that must do all the grunt work in the house. Her stepmother and stepsisters have no allegiance to Ella and in fact enjoy making her life miserable every chance they can.

 

Now there are no mice or pumpkins in this story, but the fairy godmother comes in the form of Ella’s best friend, Charlotte. Charlotte is unable to attend the ball, which will be hosting many of the world’s Princes’. One in attendance is Thorson, who is there very reluctantly. Through a series of mishaps Ella and Thorson meet. For once, Thorson feels something in that cold, dead and black heart of his. The adventure begins when he must find her after the ball.

Now keep in mind, the stepmother/sisters are vicious and vile people. They have no morals and will slither in wherever the most profitable advantage is for them. So, between sweet Ella and the vile steps, who is going to slide right into the Princes’ arms?
Thorson is a completely lovable hero, however, dark his needs and fantasies are. Major trauma happened to him when he was a child and he has had to carry that burden into his early adulthood. As damaged and complex as he is, he is feeling a certain way towards Ella and doesn’t know how to make sense of it. Thorson is the new dark and unsettled hero.

I did end up really liking this book, but I must admit that there were some cringe worthy moments. My reaction was similar to nails on a chalkboard. Now, in reading, this analogy may sound negative, but it’s not meant to be that way. There are scenes you may not like or disagree with, but that is what makes Stealing Cinderella such a good dark romance. You should be uncomfortable, questioning yourself and thinking, ‘oh no, they didn’t’. For this I applaud A. Zavarelli. This is a wonderful dark re-telling of Cinderella that has captured my mind despite having read it a few days ago.

In Fury Lies Mischief by Amo Jones–Review

HO-LY CRAP!!!! Not to quote Alicia Key’s here, but ‘this girl is on fire’!! She has slayed me yet again with an all-consuming and gritty work of art! Time has come to write another review for an Amo Jones book and I genuinely say after each book, ‘I don’t know how she can top herself’. Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you to the world of Mayhem and The Brothers of Kiznitch. In Peace Lies Havoc we were introduced to the brothers, King, Killian, Keaton and Kyrin, with King and Dove being center stage.

In Fury Lies Mayhem is Killian’s book with Saskia and straight up and honest here, HER BEST BOOK YET!! It’s been a few days since I finished, and I CAN’T GET KILLIAN AND SASKIA OUT OF MY HEAD!! Major book hangover!! I have said this before, and I’m going to say this again. Amo creates worlds with such clarity, from the overall generalized setting, i.e. location, down to the description of a tiny button on a pair of pants. It is impossible to not imagine what she is talking about. Her plotlines and storylines are ALWAYS on point, character descriptions are never lacking, and they always show growth from beginning to end.
I’m sure I’m not going to be the only one that says this, but Killian, good God, Killian was killing it. He’s completely and utterly addictive. You can NEVER have enough of him. He has turned into my favorite Hero that Amo has ever written. He’s everything a member of Mayhem should be. He’s smoking hot, wicked, determined, mischievous, a badass and a straight up trickster. He has the face and the body to get a person to do whatever they want, even without his special ‘powers’ of telekinesis, hypnosis and coercive persuasion. As much as I loved him in the beginning, by the end, that love had deepened, simply because we got to see different aspects of his character that are not readily seen.

“I’ll f*cking wait for you for as long as I need to, because time doesn’t tick unless you’re in my arms.

Saskia, mmm, girl, she is a match waiting to go up in flames. If gasoline was Kill and Sass is the match, they are one wickedly combustive inferno. She is perfectly ‘match’ed for Killian. She not only stands up to him and fights him, but she deviously plays the Trickster with his games. Killian has never met someone like her.

“There’s sexy, beautiful, hot, banging, and then there’s Saskia, whose beauty trumps all the mundane adjectives that the Oxford Dictionary can generate.”

In Fury Lies Mischief has consumed me and left me in a cyclone of emotions. I adored seeing this rough and hardened couple come together and show us all sides to their relationship and individual character. Amo is an epically gifted author/writer and I feel blessed to be able to read her books. Due to her incredible writing skills, I can still feel Mayhem swirling through me. Amo Jones, you are the Queen and I humbly bow down at your feet, screaming ‘I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy’.

In Fury Lies Mischief–Cover Reveal

 

 

IN FURY LIES MISCHIEF (Midnight Mayhem #2) by Amo Jones

Release Date: March 10th

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Cover Model: Adi Gillespie

Photographer: Arron Dunworth

 

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Blurb:

She was everything that I wanted.

He was everything that I despised.

 

Until she wasn’t.

Until he wasn’t.

 

Killian Cornellii was a walking calamity. He reached inside of me and touched every single inch of my ruined soul, but he didn’t just touch it. He caressed, petted, and captivated it. He tailored me to fit into the palm of his hands. The same hands that possess so much cruelty, were the very same that comforted me.

 

I thought I knew him.

He thought he knew me.

 

This isn’t a fairy tale, or some achingly beautiful story about two soul mates who instantly fall irrevocably in love with each other.

 

This is a story about a love so painful, so rich, that it destroys everything and everyone around it.

Including ourselves.

 

Midnight Mayhem is the platform to which Killian performs his tricks on, but the greatest trick wouldn’t come from him.

 

It would come from me.

 

Tricksters don’t have hearts.

They just pretend that they do.

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

 

 

 

 

 

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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Kiss Me With Lies (Twins #1) by S.M. Soto-Review

5 ‘Whoa, holy flipping’ stars

Umm, what in tarnation did I just read? I am sitting here flabbergasted and gob smacked not knowing how to describe this freaking incredible romantic suspense from S.M. Soto. I am so in love with KMWL, but really Ms. Soto that ending. Really? Talk about a MASSIVE book hangover. GAH!!!

Ok, so now that I verbally got that sort of out of my system, let’s see if I can write a review. I’m trying to figure out who my heart yearns more for, Mackenzie or Baz? Mackenzie has suffered so much loss in her life, it was emotionally heavy just taking on some of her loss. It was nice to see her move on to her new life, but where she had me rooting for her, was when she started to stand up for herself and find some answers.

Then there is Baz (sigh), he is exquisitely commanding, domineering, compassionate, addicting and hot AF. Beware though, ovaries will be erupting just a heads up. Oh, Baz is so edible, and S.M. Soto KNOWS how to write her Heroes.
BazKMWL
Everything about Kiss Me With Lies is top notch! It is INCREDIBLY well written, perfectly timed emotional upheaval with well-placed twists and turns. Not one of my more well written reviews but Kiss Me With Lies has just blown my mind and I’m not sure if I’ll recover until I get to read Bury Me With Lies.

“You consume me to the point where I don’t think rationally when I’m near you.”