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THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW KEEPER – MCKENZIE MILLER

Welcome back to the world of the Grid.

McKenzie Miller had never needed anyone. Not since she lost both her parents to a crime of passion at a young age. Shuffled from foster home to foster home, Kenzie finally took control of her own life and lived on the streets. Now she’s an adult and has a hard-wired survivalist core to never be used or abused again. She’s strong and no one will ever hurt her—because she will never let someone inside the one part of her that can still feel—her heart.

Lana had everything that her parent’s money could buy and until they lost it all in the economy crash, the young ballet dancer had a bright future with the San Francisco Ballet Company. Now she struggles to reach for her dream and still survive. And do so, alone. Until … [Read More ...]

LUST: Book Two of the Shadow-Keepers Series by Jas T. Ward #ff #romance #newrelease


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History isn’t always what it seems…

Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he’s left powerless in their presence.

Zoan are half-lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec’s view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder.

This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren’t simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key’s true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every … [Read More ...]

Cronin’s Key III (Cronin’s Key #3) by N.R. Walker


Passion Ignites

He consumed her with that kiss, leaving no question that whatever was happening between them was meant to be—that it had always been meant to be…

HE LOVES FOR ETERNITY

Thorn is the bad boy of the Dragon Kings, a gorgeous, reckless warrior whose passions run wild and fury knows no bounds. When he sees the brave, beautiful Lexi being lured into the Dark Fae’s trap, he has no choice but to rescue her from a fate worse than death. But by saving this tempting mortal, he exposes himself to his fiercest enemy—and darkest desires. As the war between Dragons and Fae heats up, so does the passion between Lexi and Thorn. And when love is a battlefield, the heart takes no prisoners…

SHE LIVES FOR VENGEANCE

Lexi is on a mission of justice. Every day, she searches for the monster who murdered her friend. Every night, she hides in … [Read More ...]

Passion Ignites (Dark Kings #7) by Donna Grant



Greasepaint

He has lots of fun in store for you!

Michael is the only survivor of serial killer Reginald Bent, better known as the nationally syndicated TV star Orzo the Clown. Having his own rock band has helped Michael cope. He loses himself in the music and doesn’t think of Orzo or the way the demented clown died right in front of him.

Now a new DVD release of the Orzo the Clown Show brings all the memories back to the surface. It has also drawn out either Orzo himself, back from the grave, or a copycat just as insane. Anyone Michael knows is a potential victim as the crazed clown slashes his way through another three-ring circus of terror, hell bent on finishing what was started. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 The Reviewer JoyTAG

Warning: The story touches on sexual violence involving children.

Clowns are such lively, bright and colorful entertainers. They can make us laugh and smile … [Read More ...]

Greasepaint by David C. Hayes


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Before the magic…

Before the mystery…

Tristan Fairholm was an ordinary teenager who would have given his own heart to save his brother.

Suddenly his life is turned upside down when an earthquake hits his sleepy town of Valley City, North Dakota. He panics, and makes a fatal decision that lands him in court.

But no one else felt the earthquake. Is he lying?

Or are darker forces at play? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 The Reviewer JoyTAG

After reading The Natural Order I was left wondering what exactly happened that fateful day that changed Tristan Fairholm’s life forever. Just how dire were the circumstances that lead him to run off from his home with his sick brother? Where were his parents and were there any adults around to help them? Was the earthquake real? Well, Vickers has written a short prequel answering those very questions while painting an even brighter picture of who Tristan is and was. … [Read More ...]

The Last Day of Freedom: A prequel to The Natural Order by R.J. Vickers


The Rest Falls Away

Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil…

Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long ago taken control of the world.

In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her dark, dangerous duty.

And when she comes face-to-face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make a choice between duty and love. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 The Reviewer JoyTAG

It’s the Regency Era in England. Young ladies are heading … [Read More ...]

The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria) by Colleen Gleason



Something Strange and DeadlySixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved.

So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. But as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters, and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life may hang in the balance.

In Something Strange and Deadly, the first book in a trilogy, Susan Dennard weaves together vividly imagined scenes of action, adventure, and gorgeous Victorian fashion to create an entertaining steampunk tapestry of humor, horror, and romance. Readers who love Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series will be intrigued from the start.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 The Reviewer JoyTAG

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Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) by Susan Dennard


Red-Headed StepchildIn a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she’s on. She’s never brought her work home with her—until now.

This time, it’s personal. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 The Reviewer JoyTAG

Urban fantasy isn’t usually my genre of interest but I’m a fan of paranormal things so I thought I’d give this book a try.

Sabina Kane is an assassin and the granddaughter of the head of the Dominae, the leaders of the vampire race. Despite her position as a descendant of the most powerful vampire around she’s considered an outcast. Even her Grandmother sees her as a defect. Sabina is a half-breed, part vampire and part mage a combination seen as repugnant in the vampire world where Mages are viewed … [Read More ...]

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane #1) by Jaye Wells


Fractured Energy

When Cassondra took Wilma’s energy, Lena’s mission changed. Only revenge matters now.

For the past year, Lena and her small army have tried to finish what they started, beginning with Earth: close the lines between worlds and end Exemplar’s hold on humanity. Unfortunately, the task is daunting. But unlike before, Lena has no problem pulling the trigger. As soon as her army takes care of threats in Earth, Lena goes back to Arcus—only to find out where the next war will be.

Tarek will do anything to mend Lena’s heart, even while she pushes him away. Only death for a death seems to ease the pain tearing her apart. But as much as he desires to heal the woman he loves, Tarek has to make sure Arcus stays safe from extermination.

After an attack, refugees Tarek has sworn to protect are terrified Exemplian authority will destroy their new home. Not … [Read More ...]

Fractured Energy (Energy Series #3) by Lynn Vroman



A Court of Thorns and Roses

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down! addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 The Reviewer JoyTAG

If you like your fairytales dark, full of angst, and complicated romances … [Read More ...]

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas


The Natural Order

Tristan Fairholm is one of 15 juvenile delinquents selected to learn magic…for a purpose that is kept secret from them. When they at last learn that the magic they have harvested causes death and ruin in a bid to keep the world from collapse, they must make a choice: do they fight it? Or do they use it? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 The Reviewer JoyTAG

I’m a fan of series that can take the idea of magic and root into a connection with nature. The combination of science and magical powers takes fantasy and adds a bit of normalcy at least enough to make you stop and wonder for a moment what if magic does exist. The ability to capture a reader in that moment of questioning the reality of magic makes for great story telling and Vickers is a great storyteller.

Tristan has been living in a juvenile detention facility since convicted of manslaughter for causing … [Read More ...]

The Natural Order by R.J. Vickers


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With the battle of Egypt behind them, Alec and Cronin are enjoying the thrill of new love. Though fate doesn’t wait long before throwing them back into the world of weird.

They know Alec’s blood is special, though its true purpose still eludes them. And given Alec’s inability to be changed into a vampire, Cronin is free to drink from him at will. But the ramifications of drinking such powerful blood starts a ripple effect.

With the help of Jorge, a disturbing vampire-child with the gift of foresight, Alec and Cronin face a new kind of war. This time their investigations lead them to the borders of China and Mongolia—but it’s not what lies in the pits beneath that worries Alec.

It’s the creator behind it all.

In the underground depths of China, amidst a war with the Terracotta Army, they will find out … [Read More ...]

Cronin’s Key II (Cronin’s Key #2) by N.R. Walker



Soul ScorchedDarcy was floating on a cloud of pure passion. Everywhere he touched, Warrick was leaving a mark on her, forever changing her. She could feel it through her skin and muscle, through bone and into her soul. It was as if he was changing her. And she welcomed it…

Her power is a blessing.

Born on the Isle of Skye, Darcy is a beautiful woman of many gifts. Fortune-telling is her forte, and she remains the only Druid who could unlock the secrets—and desires—of a Dragon King. His name is Warrick. And now that Darcy’s seen into his dragon heart, nothing will ever be the same…

His passion is a curse.

Warrick never intended to put Darcy in harm’s way. But ever since she revealed a shocking truth, Darcy has been hunted by the Dark Fae, who want to use her powers for their own evil purposes. Now it’s up … [Read More ...]

Soul Scorched (Dark Kings #6) by Donna Grant


The Witches of AvalonA captivating new take on Arthurian legend

Morgan, the elder half-sister of newly crowned King Arthur, is on her way to becoming an accomplished witch. She learns quickly and soon makes a name for herself in Camelot.

Yet with war on the horizon, she puts more trust in her magic books and the sword Excalibur than in the people around her.

Morgan is never safe from the sinister, shape-shifting Merlin, or from the marriage plans that young King Arthur has made for her in order to secure his realm.

Will she listen to Merlin’s dark advice? And how far is she willing to go in her quest for freedom?

“It is as well to frighten people as to seduce them to get what you want.”

Enter Morgan’s world… addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16The Reviewer JoyTAG

If you highly enjoyed Collins Guinevere Trilogy, you will adore the sequel to the story of Camelot presented through the eyes … [Read More ...]

The Witches of Avalon by Lavinia Collins


Nightmare in Greasepaint Some family legacies are best left buried.

Will Pallasso has brought his wife and young son, Billy, back to his childhood home to settle his late mother’s affairs…and remove all traces of his haunted past. But now hideous memories are coming back to Will, and Billy has started suffering from night terrors. Returning to this house was a big mistake. Some memories should not be disturbed, and some nightmares will not stay buried forever.

Especially nightmares that wear greasepaint spattered with blood.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16

If you have a phobia of any kind regarding clowns you might want to stop reading and pretend you never came across this book or review. If you’re continuing be warned for your sleep might be tainted by greasepaint filled nightmares where clowns hide in dark basements calling out for you.

Will Pallaso has a wife he loves dearly and a son he adores. He has a happy … [Read More ...]

Nightmare in Greasepaint by L.L. Soares & G. Daniel Gunn