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Monday, June 24, 2019

Dual #Review of Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau




Title: KINGDOM OF EXILES
Series: The Beast Charmer #1
Author: Maxym M. Martineau
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Format: ebook/mass market paperback, 400 pages
Published: June 25th, 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: publisher / netgalley
Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin's Creed in this epic, gripping fantasy romance from debut author Maxym M. Martineau.

Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep trouble. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and now there's a price on her head. With the realm's most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes him an offer he can't refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.

If only it were that simple. Unbeknownst to Leena, the undying ones are bound by magic to complete their contracts, and Noc cannot risk his brotherhood of assassins...not even to save the woman he can no longer live without.




Lexi's Thoughts:

Pokemon + a fantasy romance = KINGDOM OF EXILES, and it’s fantastic. Martineau gives us what we’ve been missing for years, a debut Urban Fantasy with a strong magic system, great world building, and a fantastic romance.

#Spotlight on Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau + #Giveaway

Look for our 4 Wine Glass Dual Review of this title on June 24th at 8pm EST! 



42366222Kingdom of Exiles
(The Beast Charmer #1)
by Maxym M. Martineau 
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492689386
Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin's Creed in this epic, gripping fantasy romance from debut author Maxym M. Martineau.

Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep trouble. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and now there's a price on her head. With the realm's most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes him an offer he can't refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.

If only it were that simple. Unbeknownst to Leena, the undying ones are bound by magic to complete their contracts, and Noc cannot risk his brotherhood of assassins...not even to save the woman he can no longer live without.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2.5 Wine Glass #Review of Magician's Hoard by Celia Lake

 



45480894Title:  Magician's Hoard
Series:  Mysterious Charm #3
Author: Celia Lake
Format: Paperback/eBook, 261 pages
Publication: April 30th 2019 by Celia Lake
ASIN:   B07RBCHRW6
Links: Goodreads | Amazon| B&N
Source: LibraryThing
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Secrets in the stones
Proserpina Gates thought she had a straightforward research question.
A widowed bookseller keeping things running on her own, Pross has taken on a research project to help ends meet. All she wants to do is help her client discover the truth about the stories of a hidden hoard on the family estate in Norfolk. But the Research Society has changed, and the only person who shows any interest in helping her is Ibis Ward.

And he's rather prickly about it.

Ibis knows that his colleagues don't care for him.
He's not their sort at all, especially since he's both half-Egyptian and competent at research. His life has taught him to expect that and nothing more. Instead, he spends his time using his fluency with hieroglyphs, his archaeological skills, and his gifts for magic to translate and describe objects in the Petrie Collection.

Despite himself, he's intrigued when Pross comes to him for help. As it becomes clear that there's more going on, he finds himself trusting her more than he has trusted anyone in years.

Together, they are drawn into a web of magic, mystery, and those who would use magic and power for their own ends.

Magician’s Hoard is a standalone romance of 67,000 words with a happy ending (no cliffhangers) and the world's most adorable hedgehog. The Mysterious Charm series explores the magical community of the British Isles in the 1920s and can be read in any order.



Kimberly's Thoughts:
Pross' is a widowed bookseller and when someone approaches her with a research project, she can't help but take it on. When she realizes she needs help, she goes to the Research Society. There she gets directed to someone named Ibis.
Due to racism and classism, Ibis is stuffed into a corner in the offices of the Research Society but when Pross gets sent up to him, it will set-off a chain of discoveries that will shake the very fabric of their lives, in more ways than one.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday Sangria: Summer Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe)

Welcome to Saturday Sangria, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  


It's officially summer, and we have the perfect sangria recipe to celebrate! Cheers! ☀🍷


Summer Sangria 

PREP TIME: 10 minutes | TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes

Friday, June 21, 2019

2 Wine Glass #Review of Cowboy Rebel by Carolyn Brown




41717488Title:  Cowboy Rebel
Series:  Longhorn Canyon #4
Author: Carolyn Brown
Format: Paperback/eBook, 401 pages
Publication: May 28th 2019 by Forever
ASIN:   B07H29WHP9
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A WILD COWBOY WITH A BIG HEART
Ever since losing his best friend in a motorcycle accident, Taggart Baker wants to make every moment count. No dare is too dangerous, no adventure too crazy for this cowboy. But after one bad brush with the law, he realizes it's time to ditch his hooligan friends and grow up. Now he's running his own ranch next to the Longhorn Canyon spread in Texas. Still, no one would ever call him tame.

Nikki Grady has worked too hard for her RN license just to throw it away for some reckless cowboy who shows up in her emergency room after a barroom brawl. But she can't help being drawn to Tag's sense of humor and those crystal blue eyes. The more time they spend together, the more she sees his good heart. But just as Tag seems ready to settle down for good, his troubled past comes calling-and this time he won't be able to walk away so easily.

Includes the bonus novella A Wedding on Lavender Hill by Annie Rains: When an event planner is asked to create the perfect wedding in just three days, she must turn to the last person she wants to ask for help -- the infuriating owner of the house on the hilltop.



Kimberly's Thoughts:
He had a bad reputation. Nikki had a crazy mother and an even more demanding work schedule. He could sure look past her issues if she could see past his.

#Spotlight on Wolf Instinct by Paige Tyler + #Giveaway




42366197Wolf Instinct
(SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #9)
by Paige Tyler
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492670561
He's a wolf shifter.
She hunts monsters.
How can she be The One for him?

SWAT werewolf Zane Kendrick will do whatever it takes to take down the man who attacked his pack. His search takes him to Los Angeles, but when he meets Alyssa, the smart, sexy agent who comes to his aid, he's immediately interested in pursuing more than just the next lead. All his wolf instincts tell him that she's The One.

FBI agent Alyssa Carson has investigated some weird stuff lately, and finding missing people drained of their blood definitely falls into that category. When following a clue leads her to Zane, she agrees to work with him and his team. She's attracted to the gorgeous Brit, but she doesn't have time for anything but finding answers.

When Zane and Alyssa discover the sinister truth, it'll take everything they have to make it out of this mission with their lives―and hearts―intact.