Tuesday, November 30, 2021

🍷🍷🍷.5 #Review of Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon




Title: Ice Planet Barbarians
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians #1
Author: Ruby Dixon
Format: Kindle, 336 pages
Publication: November 30th 2021 by Berkley Books (first published April 3rd 2015)
ISBN-13: 0593546024
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal 
Source: NetGalley 
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses 
🍷🍷🍷.5
Fall in love with the out-of-this-world romance between Georgie Carruthers, a human woman, and Vektal, an alien from another planet, in this expanded edition with bonus materials and an exclusive epilogue--in print only!

You'd think being abducted by aliens would be the worst thing that could happen to me. And you'd be wrong. Because now the aliens are having ship trouble, and they've left their cargo of human women--including me--on an ice planet.

We're not equipped for life in this desolate winter wasteland. Since I'm the unofficial leader, I head out into the snow to look for help.

I find help all right. A big blue horned alien introduces himself in a rather . . . startling way. Vektal says that I'm his mate, his chosen female--and that the reason his chest is purring is because of my presence. He'll help me and my people survive, but this poses a new problem.

If Vektal helps us survive, I'm not sure he's going to want to let me go. 



Crystal's Thoughts

I don't read too many sci-fi/alien romance books, but for some reason this one caught my eye. Ice Planet Barbarians turned out to be a fun, but some times dark, story that was both intriguing and titillating.  

Monday, November 29, 2021

Read an #Excerpt From Hunter's Hope by Alyssa Day




About the Book


Hunter's Hope
(Vampire Motorcycle Club #2)
by Alyssa Day 

Kindle Edition
Published November 30th 2021
ASINB0994C83SX
Hunter Evans risked his life again and again as a firefighter until the night he died saving a child...only to be reborn as a vampire. Now the man who lived his life as the quintessential “nice guy” must find a way to conquer the deadly urges that threaten to turn him feral. When his own actions put a beautiful woman in danger, he vows to protect her…even from himself.

Alice Darlington has a secret of her own: she sees ghosts. She thought she’d done a good job of keeping it under wraps—until now. A terrible threat from her past is hunting her down in order to use her power for dark purposes. Now she’s on the run and doesn't know who to trust or where to go.

When Hunter and Alice team up to battle the dangers coming at them from all sides, they’re forced to rely on each other. But Hunter doesn’t know how long he can keep the beast inside him away from the woman it craves… 


Monday, November 15, 2021

🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of The Cursed King by Abigail Owen




Title: The Cursed King
Series: Inferno Rising #4
Author: Abigail Owen
Format: Kindle Edition
Publication: October 25th 2021
ASIN: ‎ B09FHG1KFD
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
🍷🍷🍷🍷
He will burn. She will rise.

Airk Azdajah, the rightful King of the White Clan, spent half a millennium being tortured by the false High King Pytheios. The only reason he’s alive is a curse— the man to kill Airk will be consumed in his own fire. Which is why Pytheios kept Airk alive, barely, unable to shift in his prison cage, driving the creature half of him into madness. Airk escaped, but he’ll never be truly free. What good is a king who can never let his feral dragon loose, never fly, and never lead his people? He’s better off dead.

Angelika Amon is the last unmated phoenix. The problem? She has no powers. Zip. Zilch. Angelika hates being dormant, especially now that her three sisters are blissfully mated to powerful dragon shifter kings and are very much part of the fight to take down the rotting king Pytheios, their parents’ killer. What good is a useless runt of a phoenix in a battle to save the dragon kingdom?

Desperate to find some way to help, she offers herself to Airk as a mate — just for political leverage. But a dormant phoenix is no damn use to him just like a dragon who can’t shift is no use to her. Until Pytheios sets his sights on Angelika for himself…



Crystal's Thoughts

The fourth and final book in Abigail Owen's Inferno Rising series, The Cursed King, is an explosive conclusion and gripping read! This paranormal romance series follows four Phoenix sisters destined to take down an evil dragon king while finding love. Now it is the youngest Amon sister's turn. Angelika may have been restricted to the sidelines for most of the fight, but she is determined to do her part in this war and she won't go it alone. Former prisoner and heir to the dragon's White Clan, Airk Azdajah, becomes her reluctant partner. If Angelika's quest is successful though, Airk will become so much more....

Monday, November 8, 2021

Happy #BookBirthday to Nashville Dreams by Julie Capulet




About the Book


Nashville Dreams
(Music City Lovers #3)
by Julie Capulet

Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Expected publication: November 9th 2021 by Julie Capulet
ASINB091XL1ZGZ
“All I wished for was to experience that spark you read about, just once. What I wasn’t expecting was the Fourth of July and heaven on earth all rolled into one.” ~ Stella

Bass player Kade Tucker is known as the Magic Man, and not only for his riffs. After breaking off a disastrous relationship, he swears off women. Only problem is, five minutes later, he might have just met the love of his life.

Stella Bell has always done what’s expected of her. Until a secret letter and an unexpected proposal on the same day prove to be her breaking point. For once in her life, she’s going to do something for herself. As fate would have it, that means taking a spur of the moment trip to Nashville.

A hopeless romantic, Stella has been hiding her true self for far too long. And when a gorgeous, mysterious stranger rescues her from a torrential downpour, she decides to go with it. The hot, dreamy Kade Tucker proceeds to enlighten Stella in every possible way, until she begins to realize that some dreams really can come true.

But will Kade’s twisted ex and Stella’s family secrets – and a very accidental pregnancy –get in the way of their HEA? Or is this a star-crossed match made in Music City heaven?

Read an #Excerpt from Maybe We Should by Melissa Foster + #Giveaway




About the Book


Maybe We Should
(Silver Harbor #2)
by Melissa Foster 

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 315 pages
Published November 2nd 2021 by Montlake
ASINB08WRLD2YL
An emotional and sexy novel about guarded hearts, finding love, and families lost and found by Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe We Will.

After spending years wondering who she was, tattoo artist Cait Weatherby finally found her answers on the sandy shores of Silver Island. With two half sisters she never knew existed, a group of friends she adores, and a devastatingly charming admirer who flirts with her at every turn, she’s ready to figure out her next steps. The trouble is, Cait lives in the shadows of a dark past, and she can’t afford complications that might cause her to lose the family she’s only just found—complications like blue-eyed boatbuilder Brant Remington, who is as open as she is guarded. If only the sexy charmer would take the hint…

Brant is Cait’s opposite in every way, but he’s drawn to everything about the sexy newcomer—from the quiet strength that rivals the caution in her mossy-green eyes to her tough facade that he can’t wait to strip away.

As Brant works his magic, Cait’s walls come down. But as sweet as that feels, Cait knows how quickly good things can turn bad. It’s going to take more than a little trust to beat the ghosts of her past and claim the future they both deserve. 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

#Spotlight on Ruined by Rebecca Wilder




About the Book


Ruined 
(Destiny Falls, #2)
by Rebecca Wilder

Kindle Edition
Published September 24th 2021
ASINB08ZSYBCS5
This story starts with a car crash.

Lyla Winters life is at a crossroads. She's bounced around from job to job since she was sixteen, but now that she's twenty-five, her lack of a career is a little less cute. Too bad for her, she has no idea what she wants to do with the rest of her life.

She’s got an idea though. She’ll take a year off to travel and find herself. That plan goes off the road though when she gets to Destiny Falls, Michigan and promptly runs into some fancy SUV.

Out climbs Hudson Hayes. Restauranteur, James Beard Winner, and the man who always has a plan.

Also, maybe, the man of her dreams.

She has to pay for the damage to both of their cars and just like that, there goes her savings for the year. Now she’s stuck in Destiny Falls, working at the Mystery Cabin and living in the apartment above Hudson’s restaurant.

Her year off to figure things out is still in play though. She just needs to save up her money and keep her eye on the prize. It’s just that the prize looks more and more like Hudson every day.

When Lyla finally has enough saved to leave Destiny Falls, will she be able to say goodbye to the friends and life that she’s made here in this small town? Or will she have finally found the one place that she belongs?