Tuesday, January 24, 2023

#Giveaway of The Fraud Squad by Kyla Zhao

In THE FRAUD SQUAD, a working-class woman infiltrates Singapore's high society to fulfill her dreams. But as she gets deeper into this glittering world, she gets closer and closer to losing who she really is. Grab The Fraud Squad by Kyla Zhao on Amazon today! 

About the Book

The Fraud Squad
by Kyla Zhao

Format: 368 pages, Paperback
Published: January 17, 2023 by Berkley Books
ISBN: 9780593546130 
For as long as she can remember, Samantha Song has dreamed of writing for a high-society magazine—and she’d do anything to get there. But the constant struggle to help her mom make ends meet and her low social status cause her dream to feel like a distant fantasy.

Now Samantha finds herself working at a drab PR firm. Living vicariously through her wealthy coworker and friend, Anya Chen, is the closest she’ll get to her ideal life. Until she meets Timothy Kingston: the disillusioned son of one of Singapore’s elite families—and Samantha’s one chance at infiltrating the high-society world to which she desperately wants to belong.

To Samantha’s surprise, Timothy and Anya both agree to help her make a name for herself on Singapore’s socialite scene. But the borrowed designer clothes and plus-ones to every glamorous event can only get her so far. The rest is on Samantha, and she’s determined to impress the editor in chief of Singapore’s poshest magazine. But the deeper Samantha wades into this fraud, the more she fears being exposed—especially with a mysterious gossip columnist on the prowl for dirt—forcing her to reconcile her pretense with who she really is before she loses it all.

Monday, January 23, 2023

#Giveaway of The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges

Audrey Burges’ enchanting and unforgettable book, THE MINUSCULE MANSION OF MYRA MALONE  is available nowPerfect for fans of books with a touch of magical realism, like Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim, and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. 

About the Book

The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone
by Audrey Burges

Format: 352 pages, Paperback
Expected publication: January 24, 2023 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780593546475 
A woman learns to expand the boundaries of her small world and let love inside it in this sparkling and unforgettable novel by Audrey Burges.

From her attic in the Arizona mountains, thirty-four-year-old Myra Malone blogs about a dollhouse mansion that captivates thousands of readers worldwide. Myra’s stories have created legions of fans who breathlessly await every blog post, trade photographs of Mansion-modeled rooms, and swap theories about the enigmatic and reclusive author. Myra herself is tethered to the Mansion by mysteries she can’t understand—rooms that appear and disappear overnight, music that plays in its corridors.

Across the country, Alex Rakes, the scion of a custom furniture business, encounters two Mansion fans trying to recreate a room. The pair show him the Minuscule Mansion, and Alex is shocked to recognize a reflection of his own life mirrored back to him in minute scale. The room is his own bedroom, and the Mansion is his family’s home, handed down from the grandmother who disappeared mysteriously when Alex was a child. Searching for answers, Alex begins corresponding with Myra. Together, the two unwind the lonely paths of their twin worlds—big and small—and trace the stories that entwine them, setting the stage for a meeting rooted in loss, but defined by love.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Happy #BookBirthday to ‎A Vampire's Kiss by Rebecca Zanetti

A Vampire’s Kiss, a sexy, action-packed, fated mates, paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti, is now available!

About the Book

A Vampire's Kiss
(Dark Protectors #14.5)
by Rebecca Zanetti 

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 136 pages
Published January 3rd 2023 by 1001 Dark Nights Press
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti comes a new story in her Dark Protectors/Rebels series…

Unlike several of his brothers, Athan Maxwell accepted the curse inherent in his DNA and solved the problem a century ago by mating his one true mate and saving her life at the same time. Now they only meet up four times a year to exchange blood and keep themselves healthy because that was the deal. Yet after a hundred years, his mate has only become more beguiling and intriguing, and when he discovers a new threat on her tail, his promise of sitting back and leaving her alone goes right out of the window.

Ivy O’Dwyer has enjoyed the last century as an immortal being, evolving from being a farmer’s daughter to the successful CEO of an Internet company. Sure, life gets lonely without the chance to date, and yes, she’s grateful to her vampire mate for saving her life so long ago, and yet the dreams she has of the sexy male won’t desert her. So when he storms in to save her life, in all vampire-possessive mode, it’s difficult to stand her ground. Unfortunately, when they finally discover that living forever but alone isn’t worth it, it might be too late.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Friday, December 30, 2022

🍷🍷🍷🍷.5 #Review of The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen


Title: The Liar’s Crown
Series: Dominions #1
Author: Abigail Owen
Format: eBook, 448 pages
Published: August 30th 2022 by Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 1649371527
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Some shadows protect you…others will kill you in this dazzling new fantasy series from award-winning author Abigail Owen.

Everything about my life is a lie. As a hidden twin princess, born second, I have only one purpose—to sacrifice my life for my sister if death comes for her. I’ve been living under the guise of a poor, obscure girl of no standing, slipping into the palace and into the role of the true princess when danger is present.
Now the queen is dead and the ageless King Eidolon has sent my sister a gift—an eerily familiar gift—and a proposal to wed. I don’t trust him, so I do what I was born to do and secretly take her place on the eve of the coronation. Which is why, when a figure made of shadow kidnaps the new queen, he gets me by mistake.

As I try to escape, all the lies start to unravel. And not just my lies. The Shadowraith who took me has secrets of his own. He struggles to contain the shadows he wields—other faces, identities that threaten my very life.

Winter is at the walls. Darkness is looming. And the only way to save my sister and our dominion is to kill Eidolon…and the Shadowraith who has stolen my heart. 

Crystal's Thoughts-

The Liar’s Crown is the first book in a new high fantasy, upper ya, romance series from author Abigail Owen. I adored this author's Inferno Rising (adult paranormal romance) series so when I saw this book in a promo from Entangled I had to know more! 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

🍷🍷 #Review of Court of the Vampire Queen by Katee Robert

Title: Court of the Vampire Queen
Author: Katee Robert 
Format: eBook and Paperback, 496 pages
Published: September 6th 2022 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1728264693
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Source: Netgalley and Sourcebooks
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: πŸ·πŸ·
Three Powerfully Alluring Vampire Men
And One Queen to Rule Them All

All Mina ever wanted was to escape her father's control. Half human, half vampire, she lived eternally torn between two worlds, never fully experiencing the pleasures of either—until her father chose her as the pawn in his latest political move, gifting her to the darkly powerful and dangerously seductive Malachi Zion.

Malachi is not a vampire to be trifled with. He rules with an iron fist and has a reputation for the darkest of sins. But the longer Mina spends with him, the more she realizes he's not the monster she first thought—and as fear bleeds into lust, then trust, then something more, Malachi opens Mina up to a world she never knew could be hers for the taking: including the love of Malachi's two closest friends and companions.

Now surrounded by all three men, the center of their shockingly seductive world, Mina may finally have the power to face down her father and take back the life—and crown—that by all rights should be hers.


Crystal's Thoughts;

“You might have the bond, little dhampir, but we do, too. You're ours just as much as we're yours.”

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Read an #Excerpt from Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne

Pride and Prejudice meets “Dear White People” in this diverse rom-com by debut author Nikki Payne. In PRIDE AND PROTEST, an outspoken DJ goes head-to-head with the CEO of a property developer taking over her D.C. neighborhood during a protest, but they soon find that the fire between them isn’t rage but chemistry.

About the Book

Pride and Protest
by Nikki Payne

Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 15th 2022 by Berkley Books
Liza B.--the only DJ who gives a jam--wants to take her neighborhood back from the soulless property developer dropping unaffordable condos on every street corner in DC. But her planned protest at a corporate event takes a turn after she mistakes the smoldering-hot CEO for the waitstaff. When they go toe-to-toe, the sparks fly--but her impossible-to-ignore family thwarts her every move. Liza wants Dorsey Fitzgerald out of her hood, but she'll settle for getting him out of her head.

At first, Dorsey writes off Liza Bennett as more interested in performing outrage than acting on it. As the adopted Filipino son of a wealthy white family, he's always felt a bit out of place and knows a fraud when he sees one. But when Liza's protest results in a viral meme, their lives are turned upside down, and Dorsey comes to realize this irresistible revolutionary is the most real woman he's ever met.