Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #1) By Melanie Card [Review]


wardagainstdeath-500x750RELEASE DATE:
 
 December 1st 2012
AUTHOR: Melanie Card
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Entangled TEEN
SUMMARY: Twenty-year-old Ward de’Ath expected this to be a simple job-bring a nobleman’s daughter back from the dead for fifteen minutes, let her family say good-bye, and launch his fledgling career as a necromancer. Goddess knows he can’t be a surgeon-the Quayestri already branded him a criminal for trying-so bringing people back from the dead it is.  But when Ward wakes the beautiful Celia Carlyle, he gets more than he bargained for. Insistent that she’s been murdered, Celia begs Ward to keep her alive and help her find justice. By the time she drags him out her bedroom window and into the sewers, Ward can’t bring himself to break his damned physician’s Oath and desert her.  However, nothing is as it seems-including Celia. One second, she’s treating Ward like sewage, the next she’s kissing him. And for a nobleman’s daughter, she sure has a lot of enemies. If he could just convince his heart to give up on the infuriating beauty, he might get out of this alive… Continue reading

Punk 57 By Penelope Douglas [Review]


Punk.jpgRELEASE DATE:
 
October 21, 2016
AUTHOR: Penelope Douglas
GENRE:  New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Penelope Douglas LLC
SUMMARY: “We were perfect together. Until we met.”

Misha

I can’t help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us. Continue reading

Corded (Corded Saga #1) By Alyssa Rose Ivy [Review]


cordedRELEASE DATE:
 
January 10th 2017
AUTHOR: Alyssa Rose Ivy
GENRE:  New-Adult, Dystopia, Romance.
SUMMARY: In a world where women are commodities, the only thing more rare than finding true love is a happy ending.

Kayla is in hiding—her only crime being born a girl in a society of 99 percent men. When her sister and niece are kidnapped, she is willing to do anything to save them. Kayla ventures into the dangerous streets of the city, a place where a woman can be claimed by anyone unless she has been marked by a club.

Desperate, she turns to Mason, a powerful club leader whose help comes at a cost—her freedom. Continue reading

Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) By Rachel Van Dyken [ARC Review]

RELEASE DATE:  February 28, 2017
AUTHOR: Rachel Van Dyken
GENRE:  New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Skyscape
SUMMARY: 

Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women. Continue reading

Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) By Laura Thalassa [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  November 15th 2016
AUTHOR: Laura Thalassa
GENRE:  New-Adult, Fantasy, Fairies, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Lavabrook Publishing Group
SUMMARY: Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more. Continue reading

Isadora (The Chronicles of Kaya #3) By Charlotte McConaghy [Review]

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2016
AUTHOR: 
Charlotte McConaghy
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy, Romance
PUBLISHER:
Random House Australia
SUMMARY: 
What would you do if your sworn enemy was also your soulmate?

The kingdom of Kaya has been overthrown by a dark power. Trapped inside the dangerous capital, rebel leader Isadora fights the only way she can – by hunting those more monstrous than she.

Falco is the exiled emperor of a nation in tatters. But fate demands he abandon the mask that has long disguised his true nature, and rise to meet his sworn enemy, the deadly Sparrow.

No one is safe from the evil sweeping the lands, not even those in the far north strongholds of Pirenti. Crown Prince Thorne is plagued by ghosts, Lady Roselyn by the past. Continue reading

Sachael Dreams (The Mine #1) By Melody Winter [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  November 24, 2015
AUTHOR:  Melody Winter
GENRE:    New-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER: REUTS Publications
SUMMARY: Twenty-two-year-old Estelle Bailey has had enough of busy city-life and her hot-tempered ex. She escapes to the seclusion and peace of her family’s clifftop home in Ravenscar, where the soothing solitude whispers to her soul as strongly as the sea itself does. But her newfound contentment is interrupted when a mysterious man—a Sachael, master of seduction—joins her midnight swim unexpectedly.

Estelle struggles against his charm and the overpowering attraction she feels for him. He offers her a life she never could have imagined, a life beneath the waves . . . but at what cost? Before she can decide, she’s captured, ensnared by the Sect, a secret enemy of the Sachaels, becoming a pawn in a war she knew nothing about. Continue reading

Balance (Balance Series #1) By Janelle Stalder [Review]


balance-2bjanelle2bstalderRELEASE DATE:
 
 November 29, 2016

AUTHOR: Janelle Stalder
GENRE:    New-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Black Quill Publishing

SUMMARY: A love written in the stars, or born in the depths of darkness?
Where fate has brought them together, so will it tear them apart.
This is not a story of chance, but one that was destined to come to pass, and with it the fall of the darkest shadow to roam the earth.
Vivian French will soon realize that monsters are not just characters from story books, but creatures who can tear your soul apart and leave nothing in its place.
This is not a love story. This is a tale, of a fallen angel and The One who will bring about a change in the Balance.

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Stepbrother: The Game He Plays By Lucy Ivey [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  November 1, 2016
AUTHOR: Lucy Ivey
GENRE:   New- Adult, Thriller, Mystery, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Spark

SUMMARY: Hot?
Yes.
F*ed up?
Definitely.
Two of kind?
Probably.

After arriving at her estranged mother’s new home, Karley’s not only taken back by the luxurious lifestyle her mother now lives in but also by her stepfather’s two sons, Justin and Joe. The Osborne boys have a reputation around town for being wealthy, beautiful, and getting any girl they choose.

It’s a surprise to all, including Karley, when Justin turns his charm on her. He says he feels drawn to her and showers her with attention and adoration. They begin dating long distance, and every trip home draws her deeper into their torrid relationship. But not everyone is happy about this decision—especially Justin’s older brother, Joe.

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Iniquity (Ascent, #1) By Melody Winter [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  October 25, 2016
AUTHOR: Melody Winter
GENRE:    New-Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Paranormal, Romance, Demons.
SUMMARY: Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?

She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate. Continue reading