REVIEW by Jen: Grimoires & Lip Gloss by Kitten K. Jackson

After Bonnie Bennett prevents the annihilation of Mystic Falls by Hellfire, she’s packed her bags and bought her plane tickets, and she’s off to see the world!

In Milan, Italy, she meets a man who needs assistance… from a witch. Believing that she’s going to rescue his sister from a vampire who is hoarding women, using them as human blood bags, she performs a locator spell and races off with him to find her. When things go awry, will Bonnie’s magic be enough to save her from the fangs of a centuries-old vampire and his cohorts?

Meanwhile, back in Mystic Falls, everything seems more peaceful than usual. That’s never a good sign, as something sinister is always afoot. With Damon and Elena’s wedding and the Halloween party at the Salvatore School for the Young & Gifted approaching, could this be the calm before the storm?

 

ABOUT THE BENNETT WITCH CHRONICLES SERIES
With her magic restored, her best friends living happily ever after together as humans, and the love of her life waiting patiently for her on the other side, Bonnie Bennett is not going to just sit around and let her life pass her by. She’s off to see the world! Join Bonnie as she journeys around the globe, encountering supernaturals in the most unexpected of places. *Since the dissolution of the Kindle Worlds program, not all of the Bennett Witch Chronicles authors chose to republish their stories. However, if you’re interested in reading their other published work, you can find links to their Amazon pages at https://bennettwitchchronicles.wordpress.com.

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REVIEW by Jen: Her Wicked Ways by Darcy Burke – FREE on Amazon!

She was his savior…

Banished from London for her reckless behavior, Lady Miranda Sinclair is robbed by a dashing highwayman en route to the country. By offering him a kiss in lieu of the jewels she had to leave behind, she commits the very type of act that caused her exile. When her dour guardians extend her punishment to performing charitable work at the local orphanage, she’s further tempted by the home’s owner, a provincial gentleman who stirs her passion.

He was her downfall…

Desperate to save his orphanage from financial catastrophe, Montgomery “Fox” Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. The arrival of wealthy, well-connected Miranda, whose kiss he can’t forget, presents a lawful opportunity to increase his coffers. His problems seem solved—until she rejects his suit. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.

 

 

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REVIEW by Jen: His Wicked Seduction by Lauren Smith

Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Series and Johanna Lindsey’s Malory Series will love the passionate romances and gripping adventures of the League of Rogues.

Can the League’s most wicked rakehell be tamed? Or has this Rogue fallen too far?

Horatia Sheridan has been hopelessly in love with Lucien, her brother’s best friend, ever since he rescued her from the broken remains of her parents’ wrecked carriage. His reputation as London’s most notorious rakehell doesn’t frighten her, for under his veneer of cool authority she has glimpsed a man whose wicked desires inspire her own.

Lucien, Marquess of Rochester, has deliberately nurtured a reputation for debauchery that makes every matchmaking mother of the ton quake with fear. His one secret: he is torn between soul-ripping lust for Horatia, and the loyalty he owes her brother.

That loyalty is put to the test when an old enemy of the League threatens Horatia’s life. With Christmas drawing near, he sweeps her away to his country estate, where he can’t resist granting her one wish—to share his bed and his heart.

But sinister forces are lurking, awaiting the perfect moment to exact their revenge by destroying not only whatever happiness Lucien might find in Horatia’s arms, but the lives of those they love.

Warning: This book contains an intelligent lady who is determined to seduce her brother’s friend, a brooding rake whose toy of choice in bed is a little bit of bondage with a piece of red silk, a loyal band of merry rogues and a Christmas love so scorching you’ll need fresh snow to extinguish it. 

*Includes Exclusive Scene Art and Illustrations! This book was previously published by Samhain Publishing and is now re-released.

 

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REVIEW by Jen: Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley – FREE on Amazon!

Don’t wager more than you’re willing to lose…

Disguised as a country miss, Charlotte Devon flees London, desperate to leave her tattered reputation behind. In Scotland, her estranged father’s noble blood will finally make her a respectable debutante. Except she finds herself accidentally wed to a devil-may-care rogue with a sinful smile. He’s the last thing she needs…and everything her traitorous heart desires.

Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.

In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.

 

 

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REVIEW by Jen: The Cowboy’s Baby by Imani King

There’s a new girl in the small town of River Bend, Montana – a pretty little thing from the city who doesn’t know her heifers from her steers. Or her good guys from her f*cked up ex-Marines.

Her name is Tia Kinsley and she’s nothing like the girls in River Bend. Proud, smart and gorgeous, she’s a fish out of water with a habit of getting into sitcom-style scrapes. Not that I have any interest in rescuing her from those scrapes…

The last thing I came out here to the middle of nowhere to do is fall in love. Two brutal tours in Iraq left me broken and haunted, unfit for human companionship. Besides, I’ve got everything I need – my livestock, my property and my faithful dog, Beau.

I’ve got rules, too. No relationships that last longer than a single night, for one. No local girls. No entanglements.

Until one hot summer night when I catch a fleeting glimpse of something familiar in Tia’s dark eyes. I know that look. I see it every day, staring back at me in the mirror. Hurt. Loss.

So it turns out maybe I’m not the only one in pain. Maybe the world doesn’t revolve around me. And maybe – just maybe – being with her is like feeling the rain on my face after years in the desert.

I’m not fit for any of this and I know it – not fit for love or kindness or the sweet tenderness with which she treats me. For Tia’s own good – and even as her breathless little sighs still ring in my ears – I can’t let her in.

But I can’t seem to stay away, either, and the closer we dance to the cliff’s edge, the tighter I hold on…

Not your usual Bad Boy, this 70k standalone romance is a good old-fashioned love story – with lots of steam, no cliffhangers and a heart-melting HEA guaranteed!

 

 

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REVIEW by Jen: Manga Classics: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga adaptation by Crystal S. Chan!

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

“Les Miz” has been adapted for stage and screen, and loved around the world by millions of readers.

The gorgeous art of SunNeko Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic manga production of Les Miserables!

 

 

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REVIEW by Jen: Jenny by Melissa McClone

WILL A SILLY DARE LEAD TWELVE FRIENDS TO LOVE?

Beach Brides! Fun in the summer sun! Twelve heartwarming, sweet novellas linked by a unifying theme.

BEACH BRIDES SERIES (Jenny)

Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are diehard romantics, and 2) they’ve been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her “dream hero” and cast it out to sea!

Bestselling thriller author Jenny Hanford never expects anything to happen the night she whimsically throws her requirements for true love into the ocean. Thirteen months later, however, she hears back from the man who found her message in a bottle.

Exchanging carefree emails and texts makes Jenny smile and fills her days with anticipation. But when she gets word her bottle finder, a soldier named Dare, has been injured and is asking for her, she can’t deny her growing feelings for her online friend. Jenny wants to go, but she’s afraid Dare will turn out to be as make believe as the characters she creates. What are the odds he could be her real dream hero?

 

 

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AUDIOBOOK REVIEW by Jen: Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely

Narrated by Richard Armitage and Grace Grant – a breathtaking new romance from #1 New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely that will sweep you away!

A British accent is my weakness…

Good thing I can avoid that kind of temptation in my new job in Paris. And when my company hooks me up with my own personal translator, I should be on the fast track for success. Except, he’s charming, witty, and, oh yeah, he just so happens to be British, which means everything he says melts me.

Don’t mix business with pleasure. I do my best to resist him as he brings the city to life for me. Soon, I can navigate the streets, discuss perfume with my co-workers, and barter at the outdoor market. But I also learn how to tell the sexy man by my side how much I want him to kiss me under the streetlamps.

Except there’s a catch – I can’t have him.

***

One more assignment before I take off on my big adventure…

And it’s a good farewell gig too since my newest client is a fetching American who loves to explore the cafes and cobbled streets while I teach her the language of love. We fall into a fast and flirty friendship, doing our best to resist each other. But you know what they say about best intentions. Soon we’re spending our nights together too, and I don’t want to let her go. The trouble is, my wanderlust is calling to me, and before we know it, I’ll be traveling the globe to fulfill a promise I made long ago.

What could possibly go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Nothing…unless one of you is leaving.

*Includes a special bonus interview with the author!*

 

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REVIEW by Jen: A Coronation Of Kings by S.C. Stokes

Marcus Listar held the Great Families of Valaar in check, until the night he was murdered.

Orphaned and alone, Tristan is left fighting for his life as the Kingdom descends into civil war.

With his world in ashes, Tristan must set aside his grief and become the warrior he was born to be.

As his father’s killer races for the throne, Tristan faces certain death. When the war is over, he who wears the crown will write history.  Will Tristan be remembered as a hero of the people, or will he be hung for high-treason?

 

 

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AUDIOBOOK REVIEW by Jen: Pirate (Fairy Tale Bad Boys Book #2) by Erin Bedford

Sometimes the grown-ups have all the fun.

Wendy came to the Never Isles to get away from the stress of everyday life. To find adventure and maybe even a little bit of romance. What she didn’t expect was to get swept up by the charming sea captain with a gleam in his eye. A gleam that told her he wanted to do wicked things to her and lord help her she might just let him.

James wasn’t looking for adventure, he’d had his share in the navy. After a dishonorable discharge for a crime he didn’t commit, he was friendless, jobless, and on the run. His only solitude was the Never Isles where nobody knew his name. Until she literally fell into his arms. Can he find solace in her carefree heart before his past crimes catch up with him?

 

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REVIEW by Jen: Vampires of the Shield by Jan Dockter

Cade is a vampire, whose wife was a witch, but because of the witch trials kept a very low profile. Thinking she was alone, she cast a spell on the broken leg of a baby deer. Unfortunately, a woodsman saw her and turned her in. She was sentenced to death for witchcraft and Cade spent the next two hundred years wiping out every descendant of every judge that was on that trial.

Knowing he would never love again, his heart broken, Cade went to the new world to die a self-imposed vampires death called going under. Finding the perfect cave in Yellowstone he went under, thinking he would never watch another moon lit night. He was surprised to be awoken by the screams of a woman in trouble. Several hundred years had gone by. So many things had changed while he was asleep, but the one thing that remained the same was the desire of a beautiful woman. Who was this woman and what does she mean to Cade? When he finds out will he still want her or want to destroy her?

 

 

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AUDIOBOOK REVIEW by Jen: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Ben Doyle and Richard Kurti’s audio adaptation of this children’s classic have been brought to life by many well known voices from British film, TV, radio and comedy.

Audible recommends an audience of 8 years+ for this title.

Earphones Award Winner (AudioFile Magazine)
Audie Award, Excellence in Production, 2016
Audie Award, Audio Drama, 2016

Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Ltd.

 

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