// REVIEW \\ Sin & Lightning

Sin & Lightning
(Demigod of San Francisco #5)
by K.F. Breene

This left me on such a high that I can’t wait to start the next book – though I’m equally gutted that it’s the last one in the series. I’m not sure if I’m ready to let Lexi, Kieran, Bria, the Six, Daisy and Mordecai go just yet. I was captivated from the first line to the last, sneaking reads in any spare moment I had and reading late into the night to finish it. Of course I instantly regretted not taking my time to savour each moment, regretted not stretching the reading experience out as long as possible. I could live in this world, would live in this world given half a chance.

“Just wait until you consent to taking those cats around with you.” Harding murmured, finally looking away. “You’ll take strange to a whole new level. Death on a pale horse is for losers – give me a cat lady in her pajamas any day. You can ride next to Poseidon’s Demigod on his goldfish steed.”

The complexities of the plot and the sudden twists held me spellbound, every single reveal was totally plausible but I never found myself guessing them because is a master of misdirection, having me look in totally the wrong direction. Lexi’s realisation regarding the “shadow man” at the end was a real shocker, as was the unexpected pronouncement/promise by Magnus. Every mention of Jack still breaks my heart a little and I’m still holding out for some kind of miracle on that one.


I really felt the love between Kieran and Lexi in this one, it was shown in so many little ways. Subtle hints, small gestures, passing touches all built a picture of utter devotion. My favourite scenes were always those that included Daisy and Mordecai, the latter was a little sidelined and I needed more of him, but this pair light up every scene they are in. We also get to meet some great new characters and some heinous villains, all of whom add depth and richness to the story.

“Stop talking or no more phone,” I said through clenched teeth.
“I’m already on phone restriction.”
“Then no more allowance. No more money. Or nice things.”
“Just tell her you’ll pick out her clothes for a week – that’ll shut her up,” Mordecai said.
Dylan looked slightly bewildered. We could derail anyone.

Fast paced, exciting and jam packed with a tumultuous range of emotions I don’t think this book could have been any better.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Urban Fantasy

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49291451-sin-lightning

One thing has become incredibly clear to Alexis and Kieran, if they hope to last in the arena of Demigods, they’ll need a more robust defense team.
They must take two incredibly dangerous journeys, seeking the prized talents other Demigods would kill for. Except, there is a reason other Demigods don’t have these magical workers–they are as ruthless as they are dangerous, and the last thing they want is to be on a Demigod’s team.
If that isn’t enough, Alexis has received an invitation from Demigod Lydia, the only Hades Demigod who hasn’t openly declared war. She’s talking like they could be allies, but those of Hades cannot be trusted. A trap is just as likely as a handshake. Still, it’s a chance they must take.

Any one of these trips could be their last, but to back down would be the most dangerous of all.

Never Stop Sales Blitz with USA Today Bestselling Author, Kimberly Knight

Title: Never Stop
Author: Kimberly Knight

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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Blurb: 

From USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes book three in her heartfelt and sexy Halo series.

Inspired by a True Story.



The girl on the cruise ship stole his heart …
The guy on the cruise ship took her breath away …
After being diagnosed with a rare tumor, Brooke has survived surgery and radiation and is now excited to share her future with Easton. Planning her fairy tale wedding and dreaming of a home filled with beautiful children is a dream come true.
But not everything goes as planned.
Will Easton lose another wife or will his Superwoman be the fighter he knows she is?

Book Links: 
Universal: https://books2read.com/u/4DgaEP

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32981317-never-stop

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Author Bio:
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.

When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.

Author Links: 
Amazon: https://amzn.to/32e315K
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/515767.Kimberly_Knight
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKKnight/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kimberly-knight
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/xNJTr
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Website: https://authorkimberlyknight.com/
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Chaos and other C Words Cover Reveal with May Sage

Title: Chaos and other C Words

Author: May Sage

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Model: Tommy

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

Cover Designer: Sylvia Frost of The Book Brander Boutique

Publication Date: May 27th, 2021

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Giveaway – http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/128c0b31334/

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Blurb:
Leigh

Spoiled princesses aren’t equipped to survive in the City.

After years in a gilded cage, I thought all I needed was freedom. Turns out I need to pay bills, learn how to use a vacuum cleaner, and remember to water the plants. 

I’m a mess. And every time I fail, he’s here to watch me. To laugh at me. 

He’s smart, successful, and the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen. 

But if I let him, Cole Knightley is going to break me.

Cole

She wasn’t part of the plan. 

Settling down with a perfect Stepford wife is all I need to put my past behind me and cement my reputation as a powerful businessman. 

Everywhere I turn, Leigh is stumbling, ready to fall to pieces. She needs a prince charming, and I’m the devil in a custom suit.

Too bad for her, all she’s got is me. I’ll save her, but I have a price she’ll pay night after night.

Even if I destroy my soul—and hers.

Book Links: 
Universal: https://books2read.com/u/3n8xV5

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Author Bio:
May Sage is a geek, who much prefers getting lost in fictional world than dealing with reality. She’s been writing since she was eight. As a little girl, everyone told her becoming an author was practically impossible, but she’s a Capricorn, so she turned around and said “watch me.”

She has various fur babies—a German Shepherd, two savannahs, and an adorable something-or-other with puppy dog eyes. 

Her greatest aspiration is writing characters that make people want to throw their books at walls and wail in despair, or laugh hard enough to consider reading as an abs workout.

Author Links:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3qxOHjk
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14166772.May_Sage
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maysage.author
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maysageauthor/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/may-sage
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Website: https://www.maysageauthor.com/

Friday Book Blogger Hop


What are we discussing today?

Well Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer has asked the question

“Do you own more than one eBook reader?”

I only have the one ereader and as such am held hostage by Amazon. However I have just inherited my daughters old iphone, so I am considering the option of buying ebooks elsewhere. B&N and Kobo aren’t as much of a “thing” in the UK. Plus I don’t think my poor brain would cope if I had several ereaders, I’d never know which one a particular book was on.

At various times I have used the kindle app on an android phone, as well as my PC, but they have always been as a supplement rather than a replacement for my kindle. In fact the very idea of my ereader going kaput feels like the stuff of nightmares. I’ve had it just over 5 years now and am worried about how many more years I can expect from it.

Do you have more than 1 ereader? Join in and let us know!

// REVIEW \\ Sin & Spirit

Sin & Spirit
(Demigod of San Francisco #4)
by K.F. Breene

Sometimes you just don’t know whether you want to hug an author or punch them!


I’ve just re-read this, in preparation for reading books #5 and 6. I have to say that everything I wrote in my last review is totally true still. The only thing I could clearly recall was the “consequences” of Jack’s actions during the big fight scene. And it still gutted me even though I was totally prepared for the heartbreak. An amazing book and an even more amazing series.


Original Review –
Not only does K.F. Breene crow bar a humongous amount of plot, funnies, smexy time, action and adventure into this book, she also throws a huge side serving of heart break into it too. It’s one of those books that you shouldn’t start reading just before bedtime, because there is NO WAY you will be able to put it down after only reading a few chapters. No sir-ee, once started this book will sink it’s claws into you so deeply that you won’t want to put it back down until you have read and savoured every single word.


Kieran, Alexis, Daisy, Mordecai and all the other amazing characters that inhabit this world, both real and spirit based are all absolutely amazing. There are so many different people and each one has their own distinct and unique voice in the book. Some are likeable, others immensely loveable, whilst a handful are vile and despicable beings but they all have depth and personality by the bucket full.


I never know where the story will take me, I never even begin to suspect what surprised are in store and what curve balls will be thrown in my direction. I do know that I will love every moment of it, even when I hate what is happening, even when my emotions are being stomped on, because the writing is so fantastic and the story so amazing that I can’t help myself.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Urban FAntasy

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48570608-sin-spirit

Kieran has stepped up to take his place as the ruler of magical San Francisco. As his girlfriend, that unfortunately means I’m under the magnifying glass. Everything I do is noticed, from how I act to how I style my hair. Most notably, of course, is how little I know about my magic.
The Hades Demigods want me on their team, and they don’t plan to ask nicely. Kieran and I are both under fire. They will kill him to get to me, and they’ll take me by force if necessary. It is essential I learn more of my magic.
With no other options, I do what scares me the most – I summon the last Spirit Walker to help train me. Except, he’s a loose cannon with looser morals and learning spirit is treacherous. I might evade the Demigods only to be lost in spirit forever.

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Star-Crossed Dragons Pre-Order Blitz with Chris Cannon

Star-Crossed Dragons

by Chris Cannon

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Publication Date: February 1st, 2021

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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Ice-princess, Sara Sinclair, is the most un-Blue Blue Dragon of her Clan. And now her parents signed a marriage contract to an absolute asshat. Sara has no interest in being one half of a snobby Blue power couple. In fact, all she can dream about is biting her obnoxious fiancé’s head off and burying him in the garden. Since that can’t happen, her future seems like a lost cause, until she meets Ian, a fire-breathing Red Dragon—who is everything her fiancé is not.

Now Sara’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire because dating outside of your Clan is against Directorate law. Ian could be thrown in jail or executed without a trial. But now that she knows what love feels like, she can’t imagine being with anyone else.

Talk about a rock and a hard place…  

Book Links: 

Universal: https://books2read.com/u/boDxaZ

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/56614673-star-crossed-dragons

Author Bio:
Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts. 

She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at
www.chriscannonauthor.com.


Author Links: 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vXeeaJ
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8285334.Chris_Cannon
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccannonauthor
Web: http://www.chriscannonauthor.com/
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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/chris-cannon

Wednesday Shelf Control – 2021

Shelf Control
Week #3

I’ve already read TWO books this year that have been on my TBR for ages (in fact they had been on my ereader for the same amount of time too.) I succumbed to temptation and downloaded a couple of arcs from Netgalley, which really isn’t going to help me work on that TBR, but thankfully one has quite a long reading date on it. So after I’ve finished my current read I will get back to my TBR clearance project. Depending on my mood that will involve reading one of the following books. Some have been on my kindle longer than others but all of them are on that mountainous TBR list.

Star Kingdom Box Set by Lindsay Buroker

Witches Bane (Soul Eater #2) by Pippa DaCosta

Badass Brats Box Set by Cari SIlverwood, Sorcha Black and Leia Shaw

What are you hoping to read from your TBR list?


// REVIEW \\ Sugar Princess

Sugar Princess
by Nicolina Martin

Sugar Princess is a very quick read, originally released in the Dirty Daddies 2020 anthology. It’s had a tiny polish up but isn’t really changed from that original story. Despite first appearances this is quite a gentle read, consensual rather than dark. It’s pretty steamy but also has quite a lightness, a sweetness to it.


Whilst Misha isn’t a good man, he is good to and for Carrie. He absolutely put her first, showering her with adoration but also holding her to account and spanking Carrie when she breaks the rules. Because it’s a quick read, there are some timeline jumps, with the emphasis on developing character and building the connection between Misha and Carrie.


Something that stood out very much as a positive to me was that, despite a strong attraction AND Misha moving in with Carrie, they didn’t jump immediately into a sexual relationship. This pair just felt very special and I would absolutely love to see more of them.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56619964-sugar-princess
Genre – Romance/ Mafia Romance

Tiaras, books, and sweet spankings.
When a scary-looking Russian shows up to threaten me for protection money, then smacks my bottom until it’s pink, and calls me his printsessa, demanding I obey Daddy – what’s a girl to do?
I hide.
But he not only finds me, he takes over my whole damn life, and I find I welcome it every step of the way. With my insides set ablaze by Daddy’s touch, I’m not sure what I want anymore. Misha Mikhailov won’t stay in the US forever, and I’m not leaving my home and my heritage.
‘Dorogaya’, he told me, ‘lies carry consequences.’
And I’m a liar.
I lied about not needing Daddy.
I’m Carrie Ellerbrock – tiara-wearing, self-professed booknerd, proud owner of the Sugar Princess Bookstore – and I’m ready for my punishment.

Initially published in the USA TODAY Bestselling Dirty Daddies Anthology 2020. 

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By Invitation Only by USA Today Bestselling author, Kimberly Knight

Title: By Invitation Only

Author: Kimberly Knight

Genre: Billionaire Romance

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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Blurb: 

From USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes a sexy, forbidden lovers standalone novel.

Sensation.
A sacred place free from judgement or inhibitions.
The only rule: Ask before you touch.
Sensation is an exclusive black-tie party attended by at least one hundred and fifty of the clubs most privileged members, and held once a month at an undisclosed mansion in Beverly Hills.
You may watch.
You may interact.
You can come together or you can choose to come alone.The choice is yours.
Would you like it rough?
Would you like to be caressed and worshipped?
Or would you simply like to observe?

What do you desire?

Book Links: 
Universal: https://books2read.com/u/mdnR25

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34316277-by-invitation-only

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Author Bio:
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.

When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.

Author Links: 
Amazon: https://amzn.to/32e315K
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/515767.Kimberly_Knight
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKKnight/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kimberly-knight
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/xNJTr
Twitter: https://twitter.com/author_kknight
Website: https://authorkimberlyknight.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorkimberlyknight/

#IMWAYR It’s Monday! What Are You Reading #3

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading #3

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a wonderful place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be, reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! Everyone is welcome. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn over at The Book Date.

We had a small amount of snowfall earlier this week. Not enough to cause too much disruption thankfully. The majority of the UK gets so little of it that we just don’t have enough snow ploughs or other road clearing equipment if we get a heavier fall of snow. It did remind me just how grown up my offspring are now, only a few years ago snow would have had them digging out the sled and adventuring to the nearest sledgeable hill. I’m not even sure they noticed it has fallen this time.

Books Read Last Week

This week was quite an eclectic mix of books. It started with an erotic romance, progressed to a suspense, had a hot but sweet mafia novella thrown in and ended with a fast paced, utterly captivating Urban Fantasy. I enjoyed them all, which is always a win!

Currently Reading

I’m actually without an arc or other book to read. I have had one request to read a book that is available for free on Amazon (Chaos and Retreat), or I might read December: The Sacred Omegas, by Merel Pierce as part of a book challenge on Goodreads. Or I may pluck a book from the TBR pile.

Upcoming Reads

The first book is a recent purchase, the other two are by one of my favourite authors but until recently I’ve not had enough time to read them. This is why I’ve reduced my arc reading! It’s also feels so good to have options and choices of what to read, rather than constantly being held to a schedule.

That’s my reading week – what are you reading?