Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Briarwood Academy
By Ilsa Madden-Mills


Re-Reveal! New Name! New covers!
Welcome to Briarwood Academy where love can be a little bad, a lot wicked, and sometimes twisted.
FOUR RED-HOT BOOKS about the BAD, WICKED and TWISTED characters of Briarwood Academy, featuring a dirty-talking gym owner, a football player, a sexy rock star, and a British bad boy.
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Leaving behind her mansion and Jimmy Choos, Nora Blakely becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate, but he doesn’t want her.

Sexy gym owner Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love…until Nora shows up with her list of bad things. He resists the pull of their sizzling connection, hung up on their age difference.



Very Bad Things (Book One)
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Very Wicked Beginnings
(Dovey and Cuba--prequel novella)
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When wicked ballerina Dovey Beckham meets football star Cuba Hudson, she didn’t plan on having her heart shattered into a million pieces. He’s the bad boy with a dark past, and when he falls for Dovey, he knows she can’t be part of his future.



Very Wicked Things


Dovey Beckham is a ballerina from the wrong side of the tracks. Cuba "Hollywood" Hudson is a wealthy football player with fast cars and even faster girlfriends.

Their passion is electric, their connection deep, but once in a lifetime kind of love doesn't come easy, especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames come calling.




Very Twisted Things
(Standalone- Violet and Sebastian)
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Violet St. Johns is a talented violinist hiding out in a Hollywood mansion, struggling to forget the devastation of her parent’s sudden death.
Vital Rejects front man Sebastian Tate sees the elusive girl in the mansion next door playing her violin nude, and they begin an erotic game of spying.
When they finally come face-to-face, sparks fly and clothes comes off. But giving his heart to a girl isn’t Sebastian’s plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn’t Violet’s.

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Designer: Luminos Graphic House
Photography:Michael Stokes
Model: Leon Scott


Designer: Luminos Graphic House
Photography: Michael Stokes
Model: Attila Toth

Designer: Luminos Graphic House
Photography: Michael Stokes
Model: Mike Thurstson

The British are HERE!  
DIRTY ENGLISH

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Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, and Instagram.

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.













HIS by Brenda Rothert




Quinn

I’d say I’m down on my luck, but that’s an understatement. I’m flat on my ass. Homeless, hungry and in hiding with my little sister at the age of twenty-one, I’ve never been so desperate. I’ve hit rock bottom when I get an offer I can’t refuse. Sell my body to save my sister? There’s nothing I won’t do to keep her safe. I make the rules and I’m not afraid to defend myself if this rich guy crosses the line. But once I see beneath his cold, calculating façade, the lines aren’t so clear anymore.

Andrew

She’s an intoxicating mix of tough and vulnerable I’ve never known before. This homeless woman who fits right into my upper-class world is running from someone powerful, and I’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. But Quinn isn’t meant to be controlled, so I’m forced to choose between owning her and loving her. I’ve finally met my match, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her truly mine.



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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1)
by Kiersten White






NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. 


And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.


Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.


But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.









When I read the synopsis of this book, I knew I needed to read it as soon as possible. I had high expectations for this book, and it lived up to almost all of my expectations. There were a few things I didn't like about this book, but I really enjoyed it as a whole.

The beginning of the book felt quite slow for me. I liked learning about the world and the characters, but I still thought the pacing was slow. It took a while for me to really get into the book. Parts of the book were slow in the middle as well, but the end definitely made up for the slow parts. 

Even though parts of the book were slow, I did enjoy White's writing style. The words in this book were exquisitely put together! This book was dark and brutal. I thought it was really refreshing to read a book that didn't hold back on the brutality. 

I liked how much history was weaved into this book. It was obvious that White did a lot of research on these historical characters and this time period. The setting was addictive. I constantly wanted to learn more about it! I loved being in the world that White brought to life on the pages. 

Another thing White really nailed in this was book was characterization for Lada and Radu. Radu was such a sweet boy. I constantly wanted to give him a hug. I felt so bad for him through a majority of this book. I just want Radu to received the love and affection that he deserves! Lada was a badass. She was tough and never backed down. I loved seeing her feminist views and seeing her fight for equal respect. That was probably my favorite part of this book!


“On our wedding night,” she said, “I will cut out your tongue and swallow it. Then both tongues that spoke our marriage vows will belong to me, and I will be wed only to myself. You will most likely choke to death on your own blood, which will be unfortunate, but I will be both husband and wife and therefore not a widow to be pitied.” 



One thing that annoyed me sometimes about Lada was how harsh she was to the people who cared about her. I understood why she was so dark and stubborn, but it would have been nice to see her be a little warmer towards those people. I am hoping to see her open up a little more in future books. However, I still I want her to still be a powerful woman who doesn't take crap from anyone. #SlayQueen



I am really looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a historical YA novel that doesn't hold anything back. I have a feeling that this series will be an epic one. 

4 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review. * 


Rake's Redemption (Wind Dragons MC #4)
by Chantal Fernando




RAKE'S REDEMPTION
by 
Chantal Fernando
Now Live! 








In New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando’s latest novel in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, Rake—baddest of the bad boys—gets his own romance at last!


Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of the WDMC, he loves women, the more the merrier. However, behind his womanizing façade, Rake hides the pain of losing his first love, Bailey. He hasn’t loved anyone since, and doesn’t think he ever will.


Seven years after their split, Rake and Bailey run into each other at the MC’s favorite club. Old wounds resurface, secrets are spilled...and passionate feelings are awakened. But they’ve each done things to hurt the other, hurt them too badly to get over it—haven’t they? Only when Bailey’s connection to Rake puts her in danger from another Club member does he realize that there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her—and claim her as his once again.




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I always look forwarding to reading a book from the Wind Dragon series, because they are always fun and entertaining reads. Even though this book was my least favorite book of the series, I still really enjoyed it.

I loved seeing all of the characters from the previous books! They are all fantastic characters, and it was so nice to see them all interact again. Bailey, the main character of this book, was great. I enjoyed her commentary a lot! I thought she was a smart woman who had a strong head on her shoulders. I think she adds a nice addition to the group of women in this series

Adam/Rake was sexy and intense. I liked how loyal he was to the people he cared about. However, sometimes he got a little too intense for me. I didn't like how bossy he would be towards Bailey. I can do alpha male, but sometimes, it got to be a little too much. I would have liked that to have been toned down. 

The connection between Adam and Bailey was palpable. Chantal did a great job at creating believable chemistry and tension between them. I would have liked their drama to have been solved a little sooner, because the secret keeping was driving me crazy. Once the air was cleared between the two of them, I enjoyed their relationship a lot more! Bailey and Adam made a great couple.

I felt like there wasn't a lot going on in this book compared to the previous books. A majority of the book consisted of drinking, hooking up, and partying. Now, there isn't anything necessarily wrong with that! However, it did get a little repetitive after a while. I would have liked there to have been more action in this book. I thought some of the chapters dragged a bit because it felt like the characters kept doing the same thing over and over again. All of that being said, I still found this book to be very entertaining. The characters were all hilarious and their interactions were great! Chantal has created so many unique and lovable characters that I have grown attached too.

Overall, this was sexy and quick read. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the Wind Dragons series! I am excited to see what will happen in the next book. 







3.5 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review. * 



I am always so, so excited to read a new installment in this series. For so long I’ve been curious about Rake after seeing glimpses of him in the previous books, and I was not disappointed. 

Rake is a member of The Wind Dragon’s MC. He’s known to really love women and is considered the ladies man of the club. When he runs into his old love, the one girl that he thought he would spend the rest of his life with, he’s immediately reminded of the hurtful events that led to their break up. 


Bailey can’t believe it when she runs into Rake after all these years. They still have a strong connection, but the past has left Rake angry and bitter. When the truth of the night that led to their breakup is uncovered, Rake and Bailey are left with the memories of a painful past. 

**

Rake was everything I expected and more. All the men in this series are so alpha, but still so sweet to the women…which I absolutely love. Sometimes when reading about alpha men, it’s hard for me to find a good balance of alpha, instead of a**hole, and Chantal Fernando does a fantastic job and finding that perfect balance. 

One thing that I always worry about with a second chance romance story is the time it takes for the characters to face their past. RAKE’S REDEMPTION had the perfect pacing! The characters kept the story moving along that I found myself lost in their story with little awareness of what was going on around me. 

The Wind Dragon MC series is one of my absolute favorites. I know if I’m ever in a book slump I can count on this series to get me out. If you’re looking for something a little dark, fast paced, but still revolving around friendship and love, check out this series! 

4.5/5 FANGS









★ ☆ ✮ ✯ ~ WIND DRAGON'S MC SERIES ~ ✯✮ ☆★


❥ ❥ DRAGON'S LAIR ❥ ❥

❥ ❥ ARROW'S HELL ❥ ❥
#OutNow

❥ ❥ TRACKER'S END ❥ ❥
#OutNow

❥ ❥ DIRTY RIDE ❥ ❥

❥ ❥ RAKE'S REDEMPTION ❥ ❥
#LIVE

❥ ❥ WILD RIDE ❥ ❥
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❥ ❥ WOLF'S MATE ❥ ❥
#PreOrder Releases August 16, 2016





Chantal Fernando is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose novels include two books in the Maybe series—Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around; and her latest releases, Toxic Girl and Saxon. When not reading, writing, or daydreaming, she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family. She lives in Western Australia.







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