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Hearts and Thorns by Ella Fields–Book Release

 

HEARTS AND THORNS (Magnolia Cove #3) by Ella Fields
Release Date: January 3rd
Genre: New Adult

My Review

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Blurb:
Jackson Thorn was my best friend and worst enemy, but that didn’t stop me from wanting him.

From first words to high school halls, our childhood years braided a bond that wove in a direction neither of us could predict or outgrow.

Forbidden became a word we ignored.
It wasn’t that we didn’t care.
It was that we cared too much.

We had it all planned out.
We thought we could make it.
We thought we’d been careful.
But all we managed to do was prolong the inevitable.
Our destruction.

Hearts and Thorns is a standalone full length new adult novel from bestselling author, Ella Fields.

 

About the Author:
Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in Australia.

While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.

She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

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Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels–New Release

Title: Madness
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Genre: Dark Romance/Reverse Harem
Release Date: December 17, 2019

 

As a starry-eyed child, I wanted to believe my shining prince would ride up on a white horse, present a diamond ring, and carry me away to his castle. His love would be endless and our lives would be the happily ever after all girls dreamed about. I never knew the fairytale was nothing more than a lie.

 

 

 

I was a good girl.
Until one night, one tiny trip, one little mistake, one moment of indiscretion.
When I fell down the rabbit hole, I stumbled into the absolute fantasy, succumbing to their whims and rituals. As their very naughty girl, I embraced the nightmare and refused to ever leave.
The Darkland is mine.
And those monsters will kneel before their one true Queen.

 

 
 
 

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Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels–Review

Madness is one thing that you will feel while reading this book. I have never read a book of Kailee’s before and this was one heck of an initiation. I finished a couple days ago and I’m still trying to make sense of my feelings, this book, and this author. Kailee is either a genius at writing about madness so you can’t follow along or a MASTER at evoking more than feelings while reading a book and making you think you are mad as well.

Most people know the story of Alice in Wonderland and the curious, daydreaming girl who is often giving herself advice. Well, I hate to say that Madness is more than an adult version of this. Kailee’s version is a psychological trip that has themes of fantasy, dystopia, and dark, dark romance. This is NOT you’re everyday tale of Alice in Wonderland. Going back to Kailee’s writing, I sat for a few days, seriously wondering if I was going mad. To me, it didn’t make sense. It was only while reading the ending that the lightbulbs seemed to go on. Now, is that scattered writing or phenomenal storytelling? Honesty here, I think it was genius writing by Kailee Reese Samuels. I am not a dystopian reader, so this part of the story hung me up a bit, so along with confusion, I felt that I was feeling what Lys was going through.

The only knock I have on Madness is that it was a little hard to follow along. Due to her writing style, it felt a little disconnected and I had to go back and re-read sections which affected the flow of the overall book.

If you like dark (and I mean super dark) romance reads, Madness is one that you should take a chance on. Kailee Reese Samuels wrote one heck of a head scratcher to which she ties it up in a nice little bow at the end.

Stolen Lies by K Webster and Nikki Ash–New Release

Titles: Stolen Lies
Truth and Lies Duet #2
Authors: K Webster and Nikki Ash
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: December 12, 2019
My life was easy, simple, fun.
My life was brutal, horrific, ruthless.
Light.
Dark.
Until I got wrapped up with the wrong people.
Until a beautiful bride was dragged into my life.
Nothing but a piece of property to pay for the sins of my father.
I took her as my prize and made her mine.
I’m to be married off to a handsome monster.
Vengeance never tasted so sweet.
I see his truths every day, and it’s hard not to fall for the enemy.
I see her truths every day, and it’s hard not to fall for a woman who makes me weak.
He won’t let me escape, but I’m not sure I want to.
She can try to run, but I have no intention of ever letting her go.
I wanted to marry for love, but it looks like love is a lie.
I wanted to marry for hate, but it looks like hate is a lie.

 

MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog – “Get ready for a jaw dropping conclusion to this magnificent duet.”

BookHaven Book Blog – “I dove in and couldn’t stop reading!! I inhaled this in a few hours and my jaw was dropping all over the place!!”

Melanie Helms – “Holy shiitake mushrooms. What a great conclusion! Wow.”

Leave Me Alone I’m Reading – “Omg… the feels, the action, the sex, the fucking blood and gore… perfecccttttt.”

Jillian (Goodreads) – “SIX STARS! This duet is at the top of my list for favorite reads in 2019. I was blown away.”

Nikki Ash

 

K Webster


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Insolent by Cynthia A. Rodriguez–New release

Title: Insolent
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Cynthia A. Rodriguez
Genre: Dark Romance Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: December 9, 2019
There’s a girl screaming at the top of a hill,
Burdened by a duty she was born to fulfill.

 

There’s a quiet killer lurking nearby,
Watching as she wishes only to die.
She’s tasked by her mother to marry a man,
Until the demon from hell puts a wrench in the plan.
Their fates will twine in inconceivable ways.
But where one goes, the other cannot stay.
How could she fall for such a man, you ask?
For the girl with no heart, it was the easiest task.

 
 
 

 
Cynthia hates writing her own bio. In her down-time, you can find her watching movies, ranging anywhere from classic to action flicks (she has a weakness for Marvel adaptations), and reading any novel she can get her hands on.
 

 

She loves hearing from her readers! You can reach Cynthia at cynthia.a.rodriguez6@gmail.com. Both her Twitter and Instagram handles are @thecynrodriguez.

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Chasing the Butterflies by Monica James– Review

 

”An epic love story of two broken people who battled against all odds and found love…”

We all read books for different reasons. Humor to decrease the gravity of a bad day. Psychological thriller to scare you, Drama, because sometimes it’s always nice to read about somebody else’s drama rather than your own in real life. But what happens if you read a book and have no idea why you’re reading it, yet it fills you up so completely that you didn’t know you were missing something? Chasing the Butterflies is that kind of book for me. I really didn’t know what I was getting into when reading it, but I read the blurb and was instantly intrigued.

What happens when four little words changes your whole life? Victoria (Tori) gets to experience the joy of hearing her boyfriend say, ‘Will you marry me’. For both parties, it is an extremely emotional experience, however, this feeling is overshadowed by a horribly tragic event in her life. Through this event, Tori meets Jude and there is an instant connection, a tethering of two souls to each other. The roller coaster ride that Tori and Jude take you on is utterly magical. This power couple will always have a piece of my heart.

I’m writing this review the next morning and I am still overwhelmed with emotions. CTB is unlike anything I have ever read. I cried (a lot) while reading and even through the end of the day yesterday. CTB was a cleansing experience. There are twists and turns that will not only come out of nowhere but will make you go back a little and re-read to make sure you read it right.

Monica James is a wizard when it comes to words and her writing. Chasing the Butterflies was ethereal and hauntingly beautiful. She will make you believe in true love and soulmates. The plot line is enormously devastating, yet you will believe that love wins in the end. I wish that I could completely express how much I loved this book, but I fear I could never truly do it justice. I will say one thing I learned was, if you stay true to who you are and what you believe in, love will always win.

“Don’t hide who you are, butterfly.” “Why butterfly?” “Because I can’t wait to watch you spread your wings and fly.”

Tori and Jude are the main characters in this story, but by mentioning how great they are, I need to do a little nod to the secondary characters. Particularly Angus and Charley. Angus, oh my heavens, Angus. Adorable, charming, scene stealer, sweetheart and completely loveable. You will love reading about this little man. Charley is the perfect sidekick with some much-needed comedy relief.

Ms. James left me sobbing, wrecked, emotionally drained, slightly off kilter and completely and totally in love with her and her book. A true ‘Best of 2019’ book that deserves a lot more than 5 stars. If you have never read a Monica James book, truly, do yourself a favor and read this one. It will be a life altering read.

“It’s been said the simple flutter of a butterfly’s wing can cause chaos halfway across the world.”

Honorable Mention Quotes:

“The butterflies.” “I know you felt them…because I felt them, too.”

“I want you to know that. No one has ever fought for me. I was never someone’s reason to live. Thank you for making me yours.”

“He doesn’t make me feel different—he makes me feel special.”

Primitivo by Rose Croft–Review

44317147._SY475_We first saw Emilio in his brother’s book, Cabezon. While we did get a nice introduction to him and the Mendoza family, it wasn’t until I read Primitivo that I was seriously hooked on Emilio. I loved Dani and Vince in Cabezon, but Primitivo just drove the nail home with how much I love the whole entire Mendoza-Garcia family.

It’s safe to say that the Mendoza clan have not had an easy start in life. They have had to endure more by the age of 18 than most of us in all our lives.

In reading Cabezon, I thought I had read my favorite male character, Vince. I was wrong. I still love Vince (& Dani), but I adore Emilio. Is it the ovaries bursting, because your reading about a hot dad and his son? It doesn’t hurt, but I don’t know. Is it the love that he evokes so much with the care that he has for his family? Could be. Is it the fact that he is completely alpha and is willing to protect and stand up for those he loves? Sure, doesn’t hurt, but if you combine all these, you have one incredibly lovable Hero.

Sofia. Sofi’s story is gut-wrenching and heart twisting, knowing that many people go through what she had to endure. Despite how she initially handled things, she is completely 100% dedicated to her family. Sofi proves that sometimes you need to leave the ones you love, in order to protect them. My heart bled for her.

There is one other character that needs to be talked about, because this is as much his story as it is Emilio and Sofia’s. Eric, Emilio and Sofia’s son. Eric is a joy to read about. He is super intuitive, incredibly heartwarming, make you go gaga with one word and a reaction. He is truly an amalgamation of his mother and father.

I have read every book of Rose’s since High School Lover with Andrew and Loren. As her writing progresses you can feel the heart, soul, and passion that she puts into every single one of her characters. It is shown all throughout Primitivo and through that passion I, as the reader, get to receive the benefits of that. That being the incredible writing, the passion from every character, and the love of an incredible book.

father and baby