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Flash Point (The Legacy Book 5) by Luna Joya – My Review

Title: Flash Point (The Legacy Book 5)

Author: Luna Joya

Release Date: July 20th 2021

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Banish the demon, stop the prophecy, and do not fall in love. Easy, right? Yeah, not so much.

Mina Donovan is a woman of many talents. Fire elemental, psychic, Legacy witch, magical asset for an FBI paranormal task force…she does it all. Her latest struggle? Not crushing on her sexy best friend. Logically, she knows they can’t be together. Too bad her heart has never bothered with logic.

The friend zone is the last place pyro expert Josh wants to be with Mina. Not that he has any choice in the matter. A witch hunter falling for a witch? Not smart. He’ll just have to learn to ignore his attraction to the gorgeous woman who already owns so much of his heart.

If Mina and Josh have any hope of finding their way to happily ever after, they’ll have to banish an all-powerful demon and take down an evil magical organization. Oh, and they’ll also have to figure out how to stop the prophecy that warns a dragon will consume Mina.

It’ll take more than magic to fix this supernatural dilemma.

If you like Michelle M. Pillow, Abigail Owen, K.F. Breene, or K.M. Shea, check out this series that readers have described as a steamy Charmed meets Lucifier with witch sisters solving murder mysteries and finding true love.

Just when I think I have a favorite book in The Legacy series, Miss Joya writes Flash Point.

This story has everything you need! Magic, strong women, the men who love them, danger and tons of action. Not to mention those scenes that ignite the flames of passion between the characters. Maybe yourself as well. I had been waiting for Mina’s story. I was not disappointed! She’s relatable and smart. I want to be her best friend! Enter Josh. He has his own demons and his feelings for Mina are genuine. Or are they?

I completely devoured this book. The pacing is great. I love these characters! They have become family. So much happens in this book. From secrets being revealed to a possible war. I was here for all of it! Did I mention the feels that will have you in your feels? I’m pretty sure I was ugly crying for the last part of the book. That is the power of Miss Joya’s word play.

If you haven’t read this series, what are you waiting for? It’s got witches, action, and sexy men. Skip adding these to your TBR and just dive right in. You’re welcome! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Shattered Dreams (January Dreams Series Book 3) by Carrigan Richards – New Release

Shattered Dreams (January Dreams Series Book 3) by Carrigan Richards is now available!

~Synopsis~

All Megan Devereux wants is to live her life in the mortal world. But returning, without Casper, has changed everything, including events and times. The worst part is no one believes her story.

Strange things begin to happen. Megan finds a portal to Arvada and Casper. But every time she wakes up, she’s back in the mortal world not knowing how she ended up there.

She soon learns Vincent is in the mortal world with the Nuummite Jewel. The longer they stay in the mortal world though, the harder it is for them to return to Arvada. Now, she must find him so they can return to Arvada and return the mortal world back to normal.

Will Megan start a new life or return to her old one? Is Megan willing to give up everything in order to survive?


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WQbNrL

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1573458947

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/shattered-dreams-91

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shattered-dreams-carrigan-richards/1139723524

Carrigan is the author of Pieces of Me, a young adult contemporary romance, and the Elemental Enchanters Series, a young adult paranormal romance. She was born in Cullman, Alabama, but grew up in Birmingham, and moved to Atlanta at 18. She earned her BA in English at Kennesaw State University. For as long as she can remember, she was always making up stories and characters inside her head, sometimes using her dolls to act out the scenes.

When she’s not writing (which is rare), she’s spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, playing with her furbaby, Eli, and cheering on her Atlanta Braves.

Website – https://carriganrichards.com

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Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211325.Carrigan_Richards

BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/authors/carrigan-richards

 

 

 


The Perfect Bachelor: A Small Town Workplace Romance (The Perfect Man Book 4) by Lynn Dare – New Release

The Perfect Bachelor: A Small Town Workplace Romance (The Perfect Man Book 4) by Lynn Dare is now available!

~Synopsis~

Welcome to Cape Kismet, where the neighbors are nosy, the bookstores offer an escape, and epic romances abound.

A little change? Try a whole new life.

I thought I was moving to a sleepy little town where nothing interesting happens. Taking on the care of my teenage brother wasn’t in the plans. Neither was getting into an argument with the charming man at the bookstore my first week in town. We fought, we fell—physically, not figuratively—we left. End of story.
Or, it should have been.
When I show up to a job interview, I’m ready to prove I’m good at what I do, to be taken seriously as a professional woman.
Then he’s there. The man from the bookstore. Greyson Amore.
Game over, right? It would have been if he didn’t want to hire me. And I needed the job. I could do this. I could keep my distance, ignore Grey’s disarming smile, and work for him.
Somewhere along the way, lost in a world of pranks with plants and potatoes, delicious tacos, and a restaurant with a ridiculous legend I forget what we’re supposed to be to each other. I forget to be annoyed, to deny him my smiles and friendship.
But there’s a reason this town calls him the perfect bachelor.
I was warned, urged to stay away.
Too bad I’ve always hated being told what to do.

The Perfect Bachelor is book four in the Perfect Man romantic comedy series. Dive in for plenty of swoons, lots of laughs, and a guaranteed HEA ending.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3jhWgsm


Interview with an Author featuring Elena Carter

The Literary Vixen presents…

 

Joining us today is Elena Carter!  Her debut novel, Follow the Hummingbird (The Dream Tamer Chronicles Book 1) released on July 30th 2021.

Congrats on your new release! How has release week been going?

Thank you so much! I was absolutely overwhelmed with the support I had from the writing community both on Instagram and Facebook. My proof copy came in late – it didn’t make it here before the launch date – but when I finally got it, I had another reason to celebrate! It’s such an amazing feeling to hold your first book in your hands!

I have also been getting some wonderful reviews from my ARC readers. Fills my eyes with tears of joy every time I see that my story has genuinely touched someone. That’s what the magic of writing is all about, isn’t it?

How long have you been writing?

Since I can remember myself, I have always wanted to be a writer. I have also always been an avid reader, especially in my teenage years. That’s the time when I started trying to write – dabbling in poetry a bit, then making some attempts at fan fiction, but never finishing anything I started.

I guess the dream has always been there, it was just hiding in the remote corners of my soul for most of my life. Until I finally had the courage to give it another shot… at 40 years old! Except this time I didn’t give up.

Describe a typical writing day.

In my case, it’s usually more of a “writing night.” Most of my debut novel was written on my phone late at night, when my baby was asleep and I finally had some time to myself.

When I do manage to get some writing time in the day (usually when my husband or my mom are babysitting my sweet and highly active toddler), I just have to make the most of it. I get an hour or two, so I just sneak out of the room with my laptop, find a quiet place and start typing. And it’s never enough!

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

A good part of my novel, which takes the protagonist on a journey into the world of her dreams, was inspired by dreams of my own. I have always had vivid dreams, and those dreams have always had an impact on my life.

But most of the dreams my MC has in “Follow the Hummingbird”, as well as most of the characters there – they just came to me and made me write about them. Seriously. I don’t know how it works, it’s pretty much like magic if you ask me.

What do you hope your readers take away from this book?

I think what I’m trying to convey in the book is that life is amazing and wonderful, and there’s so much more to this world than we believe there is. And that there’s always a place for hope.

   What is the significance of the title?

Apart from hummingbirds being some of the most amazing and extraordinary creatures on our beautiful planet, a lot of cultures have shared the belief that they are in fact messengers from a different world, or guides to one of them. That’s exactly what a hummingbird is in my book – a guide helping the protagonist on her fascinating journey.

  If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Oh, wow. I guess it’s harder than writing a synopsis or a blurb – pretty much a nightmare for most authors, right?

Let me think…passionate, I guess. And open-hearted. And a dreamer.

What was the highlight of writing this book?

We all face battles of our own. They can be extremely hard. And very painful. And can easily bring us down to our knees. But there’s always hope. And there’s always a helping hand. And there’s always a door for you to open, if you have enough courage. And this door can take you to a wonderful place.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with me?

I am currently working on two projects. One is a collection of short stories called “The Town” – I have included a short introduction and one of the stories at the end of my book.

Also, I am outlining book 2 in the “Dream Tamer Chronicles”, where we’ll learn more about some of the characters from the first book and will get to follow them on their journey to different dream worlds.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Believe in yourself even if no one else does. And never give up. No matter what. It will be hard at times. But you need to push through. It’s absolutely worth it.

 What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

I guess I just want to encourage people to dream. And to take chances. After all, that’s what I did when I started writing my first book when I was 40 (and writing it in my second language, too). And look, it turned out pretty good, I think!

 

Thank you Elena Carter for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Follow the Hummingbird today!

~Synopsis~

Where do you go when you close your eyes at night?

Lonely and depressed after her husband dies, Tina gets through her days on autopilot. But her nighttime dreams are anything but regular. Everything changes when she wakes up with proof that her dreams are much more than they seem.

After recovering from the initial shock, Tina sees a life-changing opportunity. Encouraged by her friends and armed with some magical amulets, Tina embarks on the journey into the world of her dreams. That mysterious world awaits Tina eagerly, ready to open its multiple doors to her. Except some doors are better left closed…

While exploring different realms, hoping to reunite with her lost love, Tina faces the danger of losing her soul to a dark ancient force.

On the other hand, she now has a reason to believe that she can find her ”happily ever after” in one of those worlds.

Will she be able or even willing to return from her journey?

Elena Carter was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2013, she relocated to Bulgaria to live by the sea in the beautiful city of Varna.

She has explored many different career paths, from working as a political and human rights assistant at the Netherlands Embassy to making gemstone jewelry. In 2020, while on maternity leave with her youngest son, she decided to finally pursue her life-long dream of becoming a writer.

When she’s not writing, you might find her chasing her toddler around the house or pushing the stroller along the city streets, while taking pictures of all the cats and flowers around and at the same time thinking of story ideas.

Currently, she is working on a short story collection as well as the next book in The Dream Tamer Chronicles series.

Author website: https://elenacarterauthor.com/

Book link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097F4RYN7?ref_=pe_3052080_397670860

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The Perfect Husband: A Small Town Fake Relationship Romance (The Perfect Man Book 3) by Lynn Dare – New Release

The Perfect Husband: A Small Town Fake Relationship Romance (The Perfect Man Book 3) by Lynn Dare is now available!

~Synopsis~

Welcome to Cape Kismet, where the neighbors are nosy, the bookstores offer an escape, and epic romances abound.

A little mistake? Try huge.
Being the screw up of the family is a talent, one I excel at.
I’m Cecilia Cabot, and I’m a teacher. Sounds pretty tame, right? Except I’m also a serial dater. Not by design, really. While the rest of my siblings are falling in love and settling down with their perfect matches, I’m going on dates with d-bags and finding out way too late that my partners have ridiculous clown fetishes.
Thank the clowns that last one wasn’t the man I met at the bar that night. The night of my huge, gigantic, exhilarating mistake. The night I got married.
Once we sleep off the liquid courage and have ourselves a wee bit of a freak out, we make a plan. Step one: Learn each other’s names. Step two: Figure out a way to keep everyone we know from figuring out how badly we messed up. Step three: Do not sleep together… again.
And finally, under no circumstances will we fall in love.
Harley Hardwick is not the man I’ve been waiting for. He’s infuriating and smug and I can hardly stand him half the time.
But the other half… I’m pretty sure all our steps won’t mean a thing if I can’t keep my heart out of this.

The Perfect Husband is book three in the Perfect Man romantic comedy series. Dive in for plenty of swoons, lots of laughs, and a guaranteed HEA ending.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VAgJRa

 


Base Hit (Espen Emperors Book 2) by Haven Hadley – New Release

Base Hit (Espen Emperors Book 2) by Haven Hadley is now available!

~Synopsis~

Vander Devlin. The left fielder everyone had overlooked.

An off the charts batting average, a long throw, and fast on his feet. No team wanted him. His downfall was his interest in men. He refused to hide himself for baseball. Then baseball’s golden boy came out. Now, Vander found himself in the majors with a chip on his shoulder.

One dance with Evan Ashland and he was hooked.

Evan, heir to the Ashland cosmetic empire, lived a simple life. Being the CEO of a corporation never appealed to him. Happy with his teaching job, he loved working at the stadium at night to watch the players. He didn’t plan to touch.

Evan let the world see the eternal playboy when what he really wanted was the fairytale. A partner to rule his kingdom by his side.

A dance with the Emperors’ newest left fielder made him wonder what he might be missing.

With the memories of the way he caught his ex cheating, Evan had a hard time trusting anyone with his heart. He’d built fortresses to protect his kingdom, even as he longed for someone to let in.

As he struggled to find his way on his new team, Vander was determined to breach the walls Evan built no matter what it took.

Life was hard. Being alone was harder. The choice of being who you were and being who others wanted you to be didn’t help.

The bat connected. The ball sailed between the outfielders. Now it was time for Vander to race toward the base.

Amazon: https://geni.us/basehit

 

 


Don’t Look Back by Lindsey Powell – My Review

Title: Don’t Look Back

Author: Lindsey Powell

Release Date: June 22nd 2021

Genre: Erotic Suspense

I’ve been running for far too long, but running is easy when you’re eighteen years old and you let fear consume your soul.
Running is easy when the enemy is someone powerful, respected and loved.
Running was the answer for me years ago, but now I’m ready to face my fears and put the past behind me. I’m ready to come face to face with my demons, and with the man who was the love of my life.
Love is the thing that broke me and turned me into the coward that I became.
I’m done with being that coward, and now I’m here to fight back.
I’ve spent years building myself up to this moment… The moment when I walk back into my old life.
They say don’t look back, but I’ve done nothing but look back every single day. The memories haunt me. The feelings rooted deep within me.
You’re only an easy target if you let them make you one, and my enemy won’t see me coming.
My enemy no longer scares me, but the man I used to love does.
Will he forgive me for running?
Or will putting my heart on the line a second time leave me heartbroken once again?

You ever read a book that gets you in your feels and then you’re ugly crying because of the gut wrenching stuff the character has gone through? This book was it for me. Lindsey Powell’s books always have me feeling my feels. Her writing invoke all the emotions. You hurt and cry and laugh right along with the characters. I was surprised at the ending and it had me shouting OMG! I highly recommend this book. Make sure you have some tissues near by. I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


The Perfect Boyfriend: A Small Town Romance (The Perfect Man Book 2) by Lynn Dare – New Release

The Perfect Boyfriend: A Small Town Romance (The Perfect Man Book 2) by Lynn Dare is now available!

~Synopsis~

Welcome to Cape Kismet, where the neighbors are nosy, the bookstores offer an escape, and epic romances abound.

A hot brother? Try two.

Dating the same person for more than a decade has its pitfalls. Like being dumped out of the blue and realizing you have nowhere to go, no one else to rely on.
Yep, I Kennedy Davis was a fool. It wasn’t until Harley said he wanted to chase a big love that I realized what we had wasn’t it.
Sleeping in my car outside my favorite bookstore is what I always wanted to do. Really. We’ll call it “camping”.
When Hadden finds me “camping”, he offers me a guest room, no strings attached. But there are always strings.
Because he’s my ex-boyfriend’s older brother.
An older brother I once thought I’d loved.
Yeah, this will end well.
Did I mention he’s a cop who looks great in uniform? It’s only a matter of time before I smash the cardinal rules of breakups.
Don’t crush on your ex’s brother.
And definitely don’t fall in love with him.
Oops.

The Perfect Boyfriend is book two in the Perfect Man romantic comedy series. Dive in for plenty of swoons, lots of laughs, and a guaranteed HEA ending.

 

Amazon Universal: https://geni.us/theperfectboyfriend

Lynn Dare is the pen name for authors Michelle MacQueen and Michelle Dare. One day, they were talking about tropes and cliches when an idea was born. Next thing they knew, they had a book planned out. The Perfect Man is their first series together where they combine humor and romance. They hope you fall in love with their characters and laugh at their antics along the way.

Amazon – https://amzn.to/3zSXJfh

BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lynn-dare

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/lynndare

 


The Hidden Kingdom: Kingdom of the White Sea Book 3 by Sarah M. Cradit – My Review

 

Title: The Hidden Kingdom: Kingdom of the White Sea Book 3

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Release Date: July 27th 2021

Genre: High Fantasy, Dark Fantasy

The perilous and provocative world of Kingdom of the White Sea, by USA Today bestselling fantasy author Sarah M. Cradit, comes to a startling conclusion in The Hidden Kingdom.

A kingless crown will fall. A crownless kingdom will rise.

It all began with a desperate demand from a broken crown. Four brides. Four Reaches. Unquestionable and absolute fealty from the mothers and fathers who were given no choice but to comply. A startling sequence of events followed, with stunning repercussions that reached across the entire realm.

Now, the king is dead. The would-be brides have forged their own destinies—some for the better, others for worse. Not all who started this dance will finish it. Those left will wear the lingering scars with a mix of pride and remorse.

From his stolen throne, Oldwin rules with a hand that grows shakier by the hour, as his once unparalleled magic dwindles. His grasp on power is reliant upon his truths remaining hidden by the shadows, just beyond the reach of the fraught kingdom.

But Oldwin is not the only powerful sorcerer in the kingdom. There are others who would see the terrible circle of their traitorous past come to a decisive end. Their moonlight maneuvering saved the life of Dain Rhiagain, and from his line the last sprig of hope remains: a chance to save the kingdom… to save all the worlds.

Dain’s three children, each raised in obliviousness, must now prepare to confront the staggering truth of why they were born, and what they must now do, if the kingdom is to survive the final days ahead.

But theirs is not the only sacrifice required. The dying words of an old man will stir one man and his Reach toward a new destiny, one that will decide the fate of all the worlds…

Sarah Cradit masterfully crafts a series that has changed the expressive style of epic fantasy! Weaving magical words and worlds, leaving readers spellbound.

This tragic, haunting, alluring, and magical series has come to an end and its bittersweet.

What a journey this series has been! I’m not ready to let go. I don’t want to say goodbye to these characters who have become friends. We have been through so much! The roads traveled, horrors endured, death, most of all, survival. All of that has led us to the end.

This series is addicting! I highly recommend it. Skip adding it to your TBR and read it NOW! I give this 5 stars.


The Hidden Kingdom: Kingdom of the White Sea Book 3 by Sarah M. Cradit – New Release

The Hidden Kingdom: Kingdom of the White Sea Book 3 is now available!

~Synopsis~

The perilous and provocative world of Kingdom of the White Sea, by USA Today bestselling fantasy author Sarah M. Cradit, comes to a startling conclusion in The Hidden Kingdom.

A kingless crown will fall. A crownless kingdom will rise.

It all began with a desperate demand from a broken crown. Four brides. Four Reaches. Unquestionable and absolute fealty from the mothers and fathers who were given no choice but to comply. A startling sequence of events followed, with stunning repercussions that reached across the entire realm.

Now, the king is dead. The would-be brides have forged their own destinies—some for the better, others for worse. Not all who started this dance will finish it. Those left will wear the lingering scars with a mix of pride and remorse.

From his stolen throne, Oldwin rules with a hand that grows shakier by the hour, as his once unparalleled magic dwindles. His grasp on power is reliant upon his truths remaining hidden by the shadows, just beyond the reach of the fraught kingdom.

But Oldwin is not the only powerful sorcerer in the kingdom. There are others who would see the terrible circle of their traitorous past come to a decisive end. Their moonlight maneuvering saved the life of Dain Rhiagain, and from his line the last sprig of hope remains: a chance to save the kingdom… to save all the worlds.

Dain’s three children, each raised in obliviousness, must now prepare to confront the staggering truth of why they were born, and what they must now do, if the kingdom is to survive the final days ahead.

But theirs is not the only sacrifice required. The dying words of an old man will stir one man and his Reach toward a new destiny, one that will decide the fate of all the worlds…

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Sarah is the USA Today and International Bestselling Author of over forty contemporary and epic fantasy stories, and the creator of the Kingdom of the White Sea and Saga of Crimson & Clover universes. 

Born a geek, Sarah spends her time crafting rich and multilayered worlds, obsessing over history, playing her retribution paladin (and sometimes destruction warlock), and settling provocative Tolkien debates, such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf’s personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, she’s been to over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration, and is always planning her next adventure.

Sarah and her husband live in a beautiful corner of SE Pennsylvania with their three tiny benevolent pug dictators.

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