Review: The Sorcerer’s Concubine by Jaclyn Dolamore

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I did not know what to expect with the first book in this series. I am ashamed to admit, I looked at the title and lumped this book in many other genre cliché fantasy erotica books. I apologise to the Dolamore for this!

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Born of wood, cloth, and a substantial dose of magic, Velsa is a Fanarlem, a beautiful artificial girl. Raised to be a concubine, she has seen her friends at the House of Perfumed Ribbons sold off to be the pets of wealthy men. Now her own dreaded day has come. Grau Thanneau is a kind and handsome sorcerer who expects to own a spectacular piece of spellwork–he doesn’t realize that everything he has been told about Fanarlem is a lie. Velsa is not a dull-witted doll, but an intelligent and luminous soul who captivates his heart. Neither of them expected to fall in love, in a land where the law will never recognize her as his equal…

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This book has an amazing premise, such an ingenious world and honestly made me want to read more right from the first page. It’s the concept of ‘love dolls’ in a fantastical setting, and a country on the border of war.

If you loved the Grisha series by Leigh Bardudo, you will love this novel!

5/5

M x

 

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Review: Seven Years by Dannika Dark (a seven series novel)

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If you love a good shifter romance, and a second chance romance novel then this book is a combination of the two. This is a good light read, with just the right amount of tension and mythology to keep the story interesting.

4/5

M x

Review: Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie (Kindle Unlimited)

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Circus is family.

This book reminds me of that feeling you get when you see an aerial acrobats show for the first time, and you marvel at all of the feats that people can accomplish with their bodies.

This book manages to encapsulate all of the hard work, struggles, and the high-flying joy that comes with being a circus performer.

The romance between Nikolai and Thora evolves quite naturally from their innate chemistry, but the story is themed around the hard work, in both their romance and their careers in the circus.

I came away from reading this book with an urge to book myself onto an aerial hoop class.

You will love this novel, just sayin’.

5/5

M x

Review: End of Eden by S.L Jennings (Seven Sinners #2) Kindle Unlimited

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S.L Jennings does erotic scenes and romance well. What I didn’t expect was the darkness that came with this second instalment of the seven sinners series.

The first book in this series focuses very much on the female leads romantic relationship with Legion, a strong, serious and tortured fallen angel.

The second book – let’s just say that you feel the emotions as the character experiences them. This isn’t your typical happy romance conflict. This book is full of little twists that you don’t expect as well as uncertainty.

Eden, the female heroine, remains her strong self in the face of conflict. But at what emotional cost? The journey that Eden goes on in this book is what makes this series great.

5/5 again from S.L Jennings.

Love the tie in with the dark light characters.

(Spoiler: if you’ve missed Niko, you’ll love this book)

M x

The Bargainer Series by Laura Thalassa/Strange Hymn Cover Reveal

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Let’s talk about Rhapsodic first:

Everything that Thalassa has created in this beautiful urban fantasy novel world has left me enamoured, in love, empty and needing more.

If you love ACOTAR, you will devour this series without a breath.

I could not sleep until I had finished this novel.

I am a massive fan of Thalassa’s work, and she is one of my favourite authors. I honestly cannot wait for the sequel of this book. Luckily the cover and title have been revealed.

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And The Bargainer , one of my all time favourite male romantic interests. The king of the night, the intrigue of owning debts to a beautiful faery cloaked by shadows. The mystery of the missing women. Callie, the strong and modern siren.

Such an intense and amazing book.

Looking at the sequel cover, I can only guess that we will delve deeper into the Fauna kingdom, where we only scratched the surface previously. I cannot wait to be immersed in Thalassa’s faery world again.

I give it all of the marks. More than five out of five. All of the thumbs up Thalassa.

M x

Review: Trickery by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington

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Trickery is a brilliant example of a fantasy series starting with a bang, and getting you hooked right from the start. Honestly, there were so many seeds planted in this novel that I can’t wait to read the rest of the series to watch them come into fruition.

The premise is deliriously good. A society where the gods essentially live on earth until the die and ascend. The prejudices and class divides make for brilliant dynamics between the main characters.

I began to feel a reverse harem vibe once all of the lead male characters were introduced, and whereas this premise normally makes me uncomfortable if it is done in a tacky way, this was executed in a way that tied into the plot in an intriguing way.

This book deserves a five out of five. Such an addictive story and I honestly cannot wait for the rest of the books.

Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.

At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won’t ever be forced to present herself to them… Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world—a position that she definitely did not earn.

Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.

Either way, she is in trouble.

Jane Washington is a fave of mine ever since ‘Charcoal Tears’, but I have never read anything from Jaymin Eve, but now I think I will.

This was a good combo of authors and such an example of good fantasy fiction.

M x

Review:Legally Yours by Nicole French (Spitfire #1)

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It’s not often that I fall in love with a conventional love story like this.

It’s the tale of a Harvard law student, Skylar, and a romance between her ex-boss, a partner at the law firm she interned at during the summer.

Whilst I am all for an independent and intelligent woman, what sells this story is Sterling’s vulnerability when it comes to women that only want him for his money and the weaknesses surrounding his upbringing are emotionally realistic and made me really feel for the main characters. He puts his foot in his mouth often and is a very enduring character without being aggressive and obnoxious.

If you love a damaged man and a strong female, career driven character, you will love this book!

It’s full of twists and turns and is such a journey that I honestly cannot wait for the next one!

If you like Gabriel’s inferno by Slyvain Reynard, you will love this.

5/5

M x

Review: Dark Light by S.L Jennings (Dark Light Series Book 1) FREE EBOOK

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The Dark Light series by S.L Jennings is the kind of YA series that borders on sexual obscenity in a brilliant and addictive way. The chemistry between the two main characters, Gabby and Dorian is simply palpable. The new adult angst and relationships keep the story buoyant but what I love about this series is the mythology and the magic.

Oh… and the sex.

The mythology is intriguing and well-rounded and it’s just as well S.L Jennings made the first book free because you definitely have to get the rest of the series once you have read the first one!

Dark, Light – Magic and Witches. A murderer on the loose and an adult awakening into the world of witchcraft but in an entirely new way. S.L Jennings has created a brilliant world and filled it with characters and story thick enough to leave you salivating for more.

Love. Sex. Magic.

Before her 20th birthday, Gabriella was pretty much clueless about all three. In love with her best guy friend since the age of 14 and too crass and intimidating for most of the male population of Colorado Springs, love and good sex were virtually a myth.

And then there’s magic. Freakin’ magic. There’s no way that legend could have a place in her less than exciting life. So why after twenty years of utter obscurity do her adopted parents hit her with the ton of bricks that is her true identity? And how the heck is she supposed to accept all this and become what she was truly created to be?

 Five out of Five – Dorian, oh my gosh. I would go to the Dark for him.

M x

Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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I am pretty much a bargain hunter when it comes to ebooks. Free or under a fiver and they suit me fine. I don’t know why I stretched my budget and took the plunge on this book.

Lucy Hutton, professional ‘nice girl’, prides herself on being loved by everyone at work – except for imposing, impeccably attired Joshua Templeman.

Trapped together in the world’s shiniest shared office, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive rivalry. There’s the Staring Game, The Mirror Game, The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything, especially when a huge promotion comes up for grabs.

This is her chance to finally get the better of the man she can’t seem to get out of her office, or her head. If Lucy wins, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. The race is on – and the real games have only just begun…

Perhaps it was because my goodreads and amazon recommends were adamant that I would enjoy it. Damn you amazon. You’re always right!

I don’t tend to read conventional romantic comedy, much less romances that are set in an office. It reads too close to home for me, (I’m sat at a desk, yay!) but this one really appealed to me.

I laughed out loud, I loved the main character Lucy something fierce. She was gloriously immature in a way that made me relate to her.

The story is great: two PA’s stuck in an office together and competing for the same job. They hate each other. They play games with each other.

They fall in love.

The build up to the main relationship is worth a read and set this apart from typical romantic comedies for me.

Five out of five. Would bang Josh.

Definitely worth a read.

M x

Review: Neighbours by Stylo Fantôme (Twin Estates Series) KINDLE UNLIMITED

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I borrowed this book on kindle unlimited and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The cover isn’t very inspirational but the description of the book is what drew me in to an unfamiliar author.

Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door – her career always kept her too busy. She’s a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.

But even a good girl’s gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she’s ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.

Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.

The story starts in an unconventional way but the character dynamic between Katya, Liam and Wulfric definitely makes the simple premise into something much more twisted and brilliant.

Honestly, although this book was listened under a more contemporary romance sub-genre, I couldn’t read it as much. It wasn’t a traditional romance by any means but definitely worth a read.

It’s a good thing there are two books in this series, because the first one ends with a cliffhanger and a twist that will leave you wanting more. It will leave you devastated and (hopefully without giving too much away) it will leave you wanting revenge!

I enjoyed the complexities of the characters and they definitely made a simple story into something brilliant.

five out of five,

M x