Sunday, March 5, 2017

February Reads

FEBRUARY READS
February was a great month for me book wise. I discovered a lot of new-to-me authors and really enjoyed them all. Plus I put a nice little dent in my Goodreads Challenge for this year! Below I've included covers, blurbs, review links, and amazon links. If you click on the authors name you'll be redirected to each of their Facebook pages. I definitely recommend checking them out!


In the aftermath of a tragedy, twenty-six-year-old Blake Kendall has found it easier to all but swear off relationships. However, her resolve is not as strong as she thinks when she meets the enigmatic, captivating owner of a charitable bookstore called Forever Grace. Landon Farrar is callous and blunt, and shows just as much reluctance to share anything about his history as Blake does. As much as he pushes her away, Blake is drawn to him for both obvious and unexplainable reasons, and despite Landon's hesitance to grow close to anyone, a physical connection soon develops between them. As fate would have it, their connection runs more than just skin-deep.

As Landon reveals more and more about his past and Blake realizes just how alike they are, she's torn between the decision of whether to come clean or to stay quiet and salvage the semi-relationship they've found. Turns out, you can't control fate, the past doesn't always stay in the past, and the things that connect two people can often tear them apart.




A witch, a kitty and dark chocolate magic...
Caitlyn is used to being the ugly duckling in her glamorous showbiz family... until the day she learns that she was adopted as an abandoned baby. Now, her search for answers takes her to the tiny English village of Tillyhenge where a man has been murdered by witchcraft - and where a mysterious shop selling enchanted chocolates is home to the "local witch"...

Soon Caitlyn finds herself fending off a toothless old vampire, rescuing an adorable kitten and meeting handsome aristocrat Lord James Fitzroy... not to mention discovering that she herself might have magical blood in her veins!

When she's dragged into the murder investigation and realises that dark magic is involved, Caitlyn is forced to choose. Can she embrace her witchy powers in time to solve the mystery and save those she loves?




A witch, a kitty and a wickedly delicious mystery...
Since arriving in the tiny Cotswolds village of Tillyhenge, Caitlyn is discovering that there are lots of perks to being a witch (although sadly, magic still can't make your thighs thinner or stop you acting like an idiot every time you meet handsome "lord of the manor", James Fitzroy).

But when the nasty housekeeper at Huntingdon Manor is murdered and Caitlyn becomes the main suspect, she finds herself surrounded by suspicious villagers. With the help of her sassy American cousin, a mischievous black kitten and a slobbering English mastiff - not to mention the old village witch and her shop of enchanted chocolates - Caitlyn sets out to clear her name.

She soon realises that this is no simple murder. Her sleuthing leads her to an ancient ring with mythical powers - a ring worth killing for. But with a few clever spells and some chocolate magic, Caitlyn just might solve the mystery - and find her real family too!




She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.

Also, he’s taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.




Scarlet Crowley’s life was torn apart the day father was arrested for unspeakable crimes. Now the shock has worn off, but not the horror.

It’s a safe bet that Scarlet is the only first year at Harkness College who had to sneak past TV news trucks parked on her front lawn just to leave town. But college will be Scarlet’s fresh start. Clutching a shiny new student ID — with a newly minted name on it — she leaves it all behind. Even if it means lying to the boy she’s falling for.

Bridger McCaulley is a varsity hockey star known for being a player both on and off the ice. But a sobering family crisis takes that all away. Protecting his sister means a precarious living arrangement and constant deception. The only bright spot in his week is the few stolen hours he spends with Scarlet.

The two form a tentative relationship based on the understanding that some things must always be held back. But when grim developments threaten them both, going it alone just won’t work anymore. And if they can’t learn to trust one another now, the families who let them down will take everything they’ve struggled to keep.




So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.

John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.

And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.

Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former… best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. He drinks too much and can’t focus during practice.

Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won’t be easy is the Understatement of the Year.




The girl who’s had everyone meets the boy who has no one.

For Bella, the sweet-talking, free-loving, hip-checking student manager of the Harkness men’s hockey team, sex is a second language. She’s used to being fluent where others stutter, and the things people say behind her back don’t (often) bother her. So she can’t understand why her smoking hot downstairs neighbor has so much trouble staying friends after their spontaneous night together. She knows better than to worry about it, but there’s something in those espresso eyes that makes her second guess herself.

Rafe is appalled with himself for losing his virginity in a drunken hookup. His strict Catholic upbringing always emphasized loving thy neighbor—but not with a bottle of wine and a box of condoms. The result is an Ivy League bout of awkwardness. But when Bella is leveled by a little bad luck and a downright sinister fraternity stunt, it’s Rafe who is there to pick up the pieces.

Bella doesn’t want Rafe's help, and she’s through with men. Too bad the undeniable spark that crackles between the two of them just can't be extinguished.




Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. Too bad that’s harder than it looks.

She’s never lived a normal life. She hasn’t been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky — the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid.

But she can’t resist trying to get close to Daniel "DJ" Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. Something's haunting his dark eyes, and she needs to know more.

DJ's genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a ten second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos or elation among six thousand screaming fans.

Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. He can't get close to Lianne, and he can't tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.








Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review - FOREVER GRACE by Holly Hall


In the aftermath of a tragedy, twenty-six-year-old Blake Kendall has found it easier to all but swear off relationships. However, her resolve is not as strong as she thinks when she meets the enigmatic, captivating owner of a charitable bookstore called Forever Grace. Landon Farrar is callous and blunt, and shows just as much reluctance to share anything about his history as Blake does. As much as he pushes her away, Blake is drawn to him for both obvious and unexplainable reasons, and despite Landon's hesitance to grow close to anyone, a physical connection soon develops between them. As fate would have it, their connection runs more than just skin-deep.

As Landon reveals more and more about his past and Blake realizes just how alike they are, she's torn between the decision of whether to come clean or to stay quiet and salvage the semi-relationship they've found. Turns out, you can't control fate, the past doesn't always stay in the past, and the things that connect two people can often tear them apart.

*contains sensitive subject matter. 17+



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Forever GraceForever Grace by Holly Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very rarely do I ever read the blurb of a book, one click it, and then immediately start reading. 99% of the time it just gets added to my never ending TBR pile (it's way beyond a list at this point), and I'll read it when and if I remember. This time was different though. After checking out the blurb I knew I needed to read it asap.

My interest was piqued from the very beginning as the prologue opened up with the accident that changed Blake's life. The exact details come later on in the story but it's safe to say she harbors a lot of guilt and regret that has tremendously impacted the way she lives her life. When she wanders into Forever Grace, a not for profit bookstore, she's instantly drawn to its standoffish (mostly rude) owner, Landon. He's all too eager to push her away and avoid any kind of connection, but it's too late for that, Blake is already beyond intrigued by his less than pleasant demeanor and determined to get to know Landon whether he likes it or not.

What ensues is an endearing battle of emotions between two equally damaged souls. They push and pull each other, as their game of give and take brings them closer together. Slowly but surely Blake and Landon navigate through their feelings and rediscover what it is to live and be happy outside of their guilt. But there's always a catch isn't there? Especially when one isn't being entirely truthful...

The pacing of this story was perfect, with each scene playing out exactly as it needed to, neither rushed nor dragged out. Holly Hall did an amazing job of engaging my interest and keeping me fully invested in Blake and Landon's journey. I found the writing to be flawless, the editing on point, and delivery of it all well worth the 5 stars it so rightfully earned. As I've already told Holly, I was especially impressed with the ending. At the risk of spoiling it for other readers I'll just say that it goes in a direction I wish most books in this genre would. I can't wait to read more from this new-to-me author!





Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Review - Does My Bump Look Big in This? by Amy Lynch



the MOTHER of all comedies is due... Newlyweds Barry and Becky are just back from their tropical honeymoon. The tans are gorgeous, and it was five star luxury all the way. But there's a problem. Barry's desperate for a baby, and Becky's not quite so keen. Surrounded by pregnant friends and a mother who's talking about the ticking of invisible biological clocks, Becky starts to feel the pressure. When a surprise pregnancy rocks the boat, Becky's friends and family are rooting for her all the way. Will she navigate the choppy waters to motherhood? Will she survive antenatal classes? Can she avoid stretchmarks, indigestion and her dreaded boss? And most importantly of all... does her bump look big in this?




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Does My Bump Look Big in This?Does My Bump Look Big in This? by Amy Lynch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

She’s baaaaack!!!! Omg I have never laughed so hard while reading before!!! Becky is the most fantastically, ridiculous character I have ever come across. I forgot just how much I missed her over the top antics since we first met her and Barry in Bride Without a Groom. While I’m glad I don’t know her, or anyone like her, in real life, I’m equally glad that I can enjoy all of her craziness in print! Poor Barry, bless his heart, is just along for the ride. A supporting character on The Becky Show. I don’t know how he puts up with her and still manages to retain his sanity, or his hair. It must be love! I just find it so entertaining how people respond to her, and I’m baffled as to how she gets away with it all! Everyone’s reaction to her, and Becky’s own logic/reasoning makes this story what it is. A hilarious, well written, escape from reality that will leave you in stitches!

My only issue was the ending. It was extremely abrupt. I actually sat there swiping the page thinking there was something wrong with my Kindle, like maybe it didn’t load the last couple pages. I guess I was kind of surprised it ended as such a pivotal point, and it literally just left me hanging and thinking, that’s it? I will admit though, if that was the authors intention, to leave us all wanting more, than mission accomplished! I can’t wait to see where the story picks up next time. Becky is truly one of a kind, and her story is unlike any other. Ms. Lynch has outdone herself with this second installment!




Saturday, June 4, 2016

Getting Back to Basics...



Lengthy post but worth the read...

Lately I've been doing a bit of soul searching (slightly overdramatic). My interest in books has been dwindling... drastically, and it was really upsetting because, as I'm sure most of you can relate, books have been a major part of my life since I was a child. I haven't been doing much reading at all over the past couple months, partly because real life kept me super busy, but mostly because I just had no interest.

Even though I wasn't reading much that didn't stop me from browsing Amazon everyday hoping something would catch my eye. And then it happened. Let me rewind for a second though, when I started this blog I relied strictly on Amazon searches to find my next read. There was no outside input whatsoever. I read what I wanted, whatever caught my eye, and in doing so stumbled across a bunch of amazing authors. So that's what I blogged about. I was reading a book a day back then too so I had way more recommendations to share. As my blog grew and I started connecting with more and more authors I strayed away from my normal routine (and way of finding books) and ventured further into the blogging world, reading books that were given to me for the sake of an honest review.

Basically what I'm getting to here is that I started reading what everybody else was reading and lost my own individuality. Not that there's anything wrong with following the tops recs and bestsellers. To each his own. Let's jump forward now, back to browsing Amazon... Memorial Day Weekend I was browsing as I always do and came across a series that the "old me" would have instantly been drawn to. I knew immediately that was the book I had to read, and it was going to get me out of my funk. Lo and behold that weekend I read 3 books. Well, technically it was actually 13 books because they were novella length in boxed sets. I came to a very big realization that weekend. I need to go back to reading books that set my soul on fire! Books that capture the whole reason I love reading. Books that provide the escape from reality that got me hooked from an early age. I need to be me.

So I guess the main point of my rambling is to say that I want to get back to basics. I want to cut back on all the promos and focus more on reading and reviews, which is what my blog used to be all about. That means you may see less posts from me, but when you do see them they'll be full of genuine, book-loving goodness! I hope you'll all stick around, and be prepared to talk books!


Monday, May 16, 2016

Cover Reveal - LOST SOUL SERIES by Maria DeSouza

I'm happy to reveal the covers and blurbs, along with the tentative release dates for the remaining novels in the Lost series.


Book 2 in the Lost Series, Lost Soul:


 Synopsis:

He loved her with all his heart.
He mourned her with all of his soul.
Now, he must forget her…

A year has passed since Jason’s life was turned upside down. While trying to deal with his personal loss, he is given a new boss, a new partner, and a new case.   

Vin’s safe return brings news that leaves Jason’s life in shambles.  He struggles to find a way past the pain he is feeling.  But the only way to get past it, is to forget the one he gave his heart and soul to.

Will Jason be able to move on or will he just be another…
Lost Soul?

Tentative Release Date: August 31, 2016

Cover Credits:
Model:  Joe Marvullo
Photographer:   Jubert Gilay Photography    ~> FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs   ~> FB Page




Book 2.5 in the Lost Series, Hidden Destiny:


Synopsis:

Julian Straiz has always worn his heart on his sleeve, even as a lawyer.  Even though his career is going great, he finds himself wanting more.  He wants to have someone to come home to.  Someone to talk to at the end of the day, Someone to love.

Bethany Walters has worked with Julian for 7 years now.  When Julian offered her a job as his office manager, she quickly accepted.   Over time, Bethany has fallen for Julian, but she can’t bring herself to tell him. Julian deserves someone better than her.  
Anyone but her.

An unexpected surprise brings Bethany and Julian closer together.  Can Julian convince Bethany that she is his Hidden Destiny?

Tentative Release Date: October 23, 2016

Cover Credits:
Model:  Brendon Charles ~> FB Page  &  Allison Murphy ~> FB Page
Photographer:   Kruse Images & Photography  ~> FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs   ~>  FB Page


Book 3 in the Lost Series, Innocence Lost:


Synopsis:

He always did things by the book…
But not anymore…
Now, it was all about Revenge.

Jason is on a mission that he might not come back from.  He is going to Brazil to bring back Lucio.  Dead or Alive.

Jason has a plan to infiltrate Lucio’s club by having his partner, Jocelyn go undercover as a dancer.   He is ready to grab Lucio when he sees her.
Selene.

Jason must choose between getting his revenge or saving Selene.  Will he be able to stop Lucio or will there be Innocence Lost?

Tentative Release Date: December 31, 2016

Cover Credits:
Model:  Joe Marvullo
Photographer:   David Massa Photography
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs   ~> FB Page


Book 3.5 in the Lost Series, Hidden Evil:


Synopsis:

He was broken.
He was dangerous.
She was not going to give up.

Everything Eddie knew was a lie and now he needed to deal with it.  He killed for Lucio.  He was someone that shouldn’t have an ounce of happiness in his life.
This was his punishment.

Jocelyn saw something in Eddie that she couldn’t shake.  She saw the misery and pain that she once felt herself.   Once she decided to stay, she knew there was no turning back.

Love isn’t always easy.  It can be your worst enemy…. 
even a Hidden Evil.

Tentative Release Date: February 14, 2017

Cover Credits:
Models:  Lance Jones ~> FB Page  &  Stephanie Pietz   ~> FB Page
Photographer:   Kruse Images & Photography  ~> FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs   ~> FB Page


Book 4 in the Lost Series, Lost Time:


Synopsis:

Time can heal all wounds…

Jason and Selene are finally home but things are not right between them.  
Jason doesn’t know how to feel with everything that happened in Brazil, especially after finding out about his son.  A child he thought he lost with Selene.
A child he thought wasn’t his.

Selene never stopped loving Jason and she knows he didn’t either.  She just needs to remind him of that. Will it be enough to bring them back together and become a family?  Will Selene lose Jason for good?

Can Jason and Selene make up for Lost Time?

Tentative Release Date: April 2017

Cover Credits:
Model:  Joe Marvullo
Photographer:   Jubert Gilay Photography  ~> FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs  ~> FB Page


Book 4 in the Lost Series, Lost Time:


Synopsis:

Patience is a virtue…

After Jessie rescued Angelica and brought her back home, he made it his personal mission to see that she was ok.   Especially after finding out she was Captain Cayhill’s daughter.   

Angelica was angry and in pain after finding out about her father.   When her mother refused to let her back home, she found herself living on the street and having to do the unthinkable when Jessie intervenes.

The more Jessie tries to help, the more Angelica fights back. 
Can Jessie help Angelica find her Hidden Virtue before it’s too late?

Tentative Release Date:  June 2017

Cover Credits:
Model:  Eric Leto  ~> FB Page
Photographer:   Irish Wolf Photography  ~>  FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs  ~> FB Page



I will be putting up the pre-order for Hidden Heart Next week for a Release date of late June/Mid July.   Love Lost Audiobook will also be published sometime this week.  

XOXO 

Maria

Cover Reveal - YANKED by Serena Akeroyd




Title: Yanked
Series: the YANK effect #1
Author: Serena Akeroyd
Genre: Contemporary Romance
  Release Date: May 30, 2016



Blurb

Noah Lincoln's no ordinary tycoon.

Sure, he's rich, and yes, he can date the hottest models, and a helicopter? Yeah, he has one of those too. Move over, Grey. But, what he doesn't have, is Tara.

She of the curves, the brains, and the viper's tongue with a wicked British accent that gets him hotter than Hades in high summer.

Tara's not his usual type, and that's what's driving him nuts. Until he gets her out of his system, he knows she'll be that one itch he desperately needs to scratch.

The only problem?

She's his employee. Noah doesn't date employees. Or at least, he didn't.

For Tara, he'll make an exception, but will she appreciate being yanked out of her world and into his?

That's if he can convince her to date him at all. Because all things considered, she's not entirely head over heels for this rich and sexy Yank. Noah will have to pull out all the stops just to get her into his bed, but in the end, will the bedroom be the only place he wants her? Or will Tara worm her way into his heart…?







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Excerpt

“What did you mean to happen?” he asked, cocking a brow at her.

She blew out a breath. “I don't know. I just wanted to know what we were doing tonight, really. I never intended...” She swallowed. “Sorry.”

The repeated apology had him frowning down at her. “Why? Why are you sorry? You don't have to be.”

“Because...” She jerked her hips a little, reminding him—like he needed the reminder—of his hard-on.

Had it been any other woman, he'd have been suggestive. Encouraging. Teasing. Instead, he shrugged off his need like he'd never done before in his life and murmured, “There's always later.”

She bit her lip, and he couldn't stop himself from reaching forward to press his mouth to hers. He tugged at the tender morsel with his own teeth, nibbling down gently before murmuring, “Only I can bite your lip now,” he whispered, his voice rough with the hunger ricocheting through his system.

A tremor worked through her and she sucked in a shaky breath. “I-I've never come like that before. Not...not with...”

He could have preened, because hell, it did inflate his ego to hear that, but instead, he told her, “You would have to be blind not to feel the chemistry between us, Tara. I always knew we'd be combustible together.”

She blinked. “You knew?”

“I did.”

“How?”

Noah gritted his jaw. “When I saw you with that schmuck of a boyfriend at the office party at Christmas and Easter. He had his hands on you for some of the slow dances and I wanted to tear him a new one.”

“T-This chemistry, it's more than I've ever felt before. I won't lie about that, but I still don't want anything serious, Noah.”

He sighed at her worried voice. “And I'm not offering anything serious, Tara. I'm just saying it how it is. These things, they burn brightly but who knows for how long. I don't want to waste it. I want to feel the burn, and I want to know you do.”

“I want to feel it too.”

“And you will. If you respond like that later, it's going to scorch us.”

She flushed. “You talk about it so easily.”

“So do you, normally.” He tilted his head to the side. “You spoke about it before like it was nothing.”

“That was before I climaxed on your lap in your office.”

He shrugged that off. “You should take that for what it is: a gift.”

“Oh Christ, don't start getting a big head,” she retorted, and he was pleased to hear his Tara coming back to him.

Her shyness had been a surprise, a pleasant one, but this was the woman he knew and craved. This was the firecracker he'd known would raze his world to the ground.

“I think I deserve one.”

“I'll let it grow a couple of inches, and that's about it.”

“I know something that's growing a few inches.”

“How disappointing,” she teased. “I was hoping for a bit more than a few.”

He growled at her. “I'll show you later.”

“Please do.” Laughter poured from her as she chuckled at his expense then climbed off his lap with a caution that made him groan and her bite her lip again. “Sorry.”

“Stop saying that,” he gritted out. “It will go down in a minute.”

He hoped so. Hell, it was only eleven AM. That was a hell of a lot of time to kill before he'd see her again tonight and hopefully, get inside the heat that had been calling him for months.

Tara stared at him a second, then whispered, “If I didn't have a busy morning, I would...”

When she broke off, he asked, “What? You'd what?”

Her jaw clenched, turning from that faint shade of rose to a tense white. “You know what I'd do.”

“Maybe I do, maybe I don't. Tell me,” he taunted, but he was taunting himself. He fisted the ends of the armrest, clenching down on them instead of doing what he wanted to: reach for her and drag her back onto his lap.

“I'd let you bend me over the desk to take me here and now.” Her words were a challenge. They were thrown down like the offer of a duel. And maybe it was that. They were both dominant, both used to dominating their environs. Neither one was eager to let their guards down, and Noah knew that when they finally did sleep together, it would create a connection, some intimacy that try though she might, she'd never be able to hide from.

He accepted the gauntlet she threw at his feet, and in a tone of voice that sounded like silk sliding over gravel, bit off, “That will have to be for another day, won't it?”

Her eyelids were heavy, slumberous, and the shamrock green of her eyes sparked and glinted at his suggestion. He could sense the spike in her arousal and was burned by it.

Just as he did, she clenched her fists. “Is that a promise, Noah?”

“It is.”

“And do you keep your promises?”

“I do.”


Author Bio


Serena Akeroyd is a romanceaholic. She won’t touch a book unless she knows there’s a happy ever after at the end of it. Pathetic as it may be, because of this addiction, Serena decided to craft her own tales, stories that suit her voracious need for sexy romance. After all, a love story ain’t a lurve story without a bit of naughty!

A citizen of the world, Serena is a nomad at heart, and her novels enable her to travel the globe and all behind her computer desk. Naturally, she’d prefer the option of a private jet, but still, if wishes were horses, eh?

Always feel free to connect with Serena, she’d love to chat with her readers, as well as fellow romance addicts!



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Release Blitz - REVELATION by M.T. Harrte




Title: Revelation
Series: Alexis Wolfe Trilogy #1 
Author: M.T. Harrte
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 Release Date: May 16, 2016



Blurb

Though her father's suicide still lingers in her mind, Alexis must put aside her grief and take on the role as Alpha of her werewolf pack. Her new position also puts her next in line to be Queen of the supernatural kingdom, the Dark Court, which needs to be united more than ever now that mysterious attacks have been terrorizing the town. Too bad the current queen, Samira, would rather lie and murder her way through a power trip than step down quietly.

As Alexis investigates the murders, she learns corruption isn't just Samira's game. Her leadership is questioned by her very own pack, and after a gut-wrenching betrayal, she isn't sure if anything is worth protecting. But when Samira makes one last assault, Alexis is the only one who can end her reign of terror forever...that is...if she can find something worth fighting for.



Purchase Links

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Excerpt

“Sure, I was already planning on changing a few things around here. For starters I would like to add more guards from different colonies as long as ya’ll don’t oppose,” I said.

I scanned the room for any type of disagreement. Ethan was twirling his hair around his finger, Konrad was digging in his nose, and Liam was staring back at me.

“Alright, so just let me know who you think should ser­­­­—” A sneeze stopped me midsentence.

Fuck, I peed again. Wait …. No … not pee.

No one said anything or seemed to notice but I could feel the liquid gushing out and no amount of Kegels or anything else was stopping it.

I motioned for Palo to come closer so I could make a discrete exit and officially check on things. Thadius invited himself over, and stooped down beside me.

“I think my water just broke,” I whispered.

“What!” shouted Thadius.

“What is it? What’s wrong,” said Liam, taking several steps closer.

“Everything’s fi—”

“Alexis’ water broke!” yelled Thadius.

So much for being discrete.

Everyone rushed to my side with the exception of Konrad who was desperately attempting to fish out whatever was lodged in his nasal cavity.

“Girl, I just had that chair reupholstered,” said Ethan. “Get ‘cha ass up so we can get this baby out of you.”

“Call the humans!” yelled Liam, pacing the room.

“No,” I hissed. “I don’t need the humans.” I turned to Palo and breathed through a contraction. “Call Rachel.”

He nodded and ran off in the opposite direction as everyone else closed in on me.

“If it dies, can I eat it?” asked Konrad leaning forward in his seat.

My eyes flashed yellow as our glares fell on him.

“What?” he asked. “It’s goblin custom.”

Ethan shook his head in disgust as I motioned for my other guards. “Get him the fuck out of here,” I growled. “In fact, everybody leave with the exception of Thadius and Ethan, I need ya’ll to help me to my room.

We shuffled down the hall pausing long enough for the freight train disguised as a contraction continued to slam into me over and over again.

Thadius took the initiative to go ahead and pick me up and carry me the rest of the way. Wasting no time, he kicked my bedroom door open and gently placed me in the middle of the bed.

Ethan shook his head again. “Those sheets cost a fortune,” he muttered.

“Really, Ethan!” I shrieked. “Make yourself useful or get out!”

He rolled his eyes and snatched off my leggings. “Let’s just see what’s going on down here.”

His head disappeared for a moment and I immediately felt the urge to push.

“Oh hell na’ll, girl whatever you are doing, STOP. Something is peeking out,” he said, and his ghostly face paled to a nearly transparent hue. “You know what, I’m going to go see what’s going on with your midwife wolf lady.”

I looked over at Thadius and attempted to smile to lighten the mood. The panicked looked on his face made me wonder if he needed more medical attention than I did.



Author Bio


Megan Spann, known under the pen name, M. T. Harrte, is an eclectic blend of sex, sarcasm, and a dash of darkness. Her love of books blossomed at an early age and it has developed into a passion for writing as well. She also writes lighter fiction under the pen name M. L. Spann. She’s definitely one of those people that carries around books in their bag. She adds a touch of sass to her novels by using her southern roots to set the tone.

She spent a great deal of her life moving from state to state with her military family, until finally settling down in Mississippi. Despite graduating from Ole Miss with a business degree and going on to gain a Master’s degree, she has decided to truly follow her heart by pursing a writing career.


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