Review: Bayou Wolf by Debbie Herbert

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Bayou Wolf is the latest installment of Debbie Herbert’s Bayou Magic Series.  It’s a Harlequin Nocturne publication and full of what I’ve come to expect from Debbie.  The story is about Tallulah, a Choctaw Shadowhunter.  She is the only female in her group that aids in keeping the balance of good and evil in Bayou La Syrena (literally the best town ever…I mean I want to live there soooo bad).  She’s had some really tough breaks in the romance department until she meets Payton.

Payton is a wolf shifter from Montana, just coasting through life by obeying his Alpha and traveling with his job.  He meets Tallulah and sparks fly.  He’s fascinated by her, but lots of obstacles; like murder and disapproval from the pack, stand in their way.

I enjoyed this book immensely.  I’m a huge fan of this series and finished my book in a day (as I have with nearly all of Debbie’s books) I’m gladly (and FREELY) giving this book 5 out of 5 stars! It’s a Harlequin publication so it is definitely 18+ but the intimate scenes, as always, are tastefully written and fit the storyline well. I hope you enjoy Bayou Wolf as much as I did!67942983

Happy Reading!

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Review: Charmed By The Salem Witch by Debbie Herbert

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“Freshman Year can be deadly in Salem . . . At the Women’s College of Salem, Sarah hopes to meet like-minded students of The Craft. But after joining a coven, the other girls seem to have it in for her and she can’t figure out why . . . . . . until Tanner, the new, cute IT guy, helps uncover her family’s dark secret. Sarah will have to learn to trust Tanner if she’s to survive a killer freshman year. And Tanner must accept his paranormal powers to save Sarah when the blood moon rises at Samhain, the witch’s Halloween.”

Source: Amazon.com

I received this book as a gift and am cheerfully and freely giving an honest review. Charmed, is the third installment of Debbie Herbert’s Appalachian Magic series and continues the saga with Tanner, who was the beloved jock and Skye’s secret crush in Changeling. It seems that Mr. Perfect has found himself in cold Salem, Mass and missing his Sweet Home Alabama (haha see what I did there 😉 ). He meets Sarah and magic happens.

I really enjoyed this book. Herbert once again captures the atmosphere and sets the scene so as to make the reader feel as if they are actually there.  I felt like a fly on the wall the whole time!  Another cool thing about this book? Herbert can really write mean girl cliques well.  It was reminiscent of the movie The Craft.  So please,  if you love that movie, you’ll love this book. The actual story is quite creative and a neat take on the Salem Witch Trials, I thought I’d read every version, alteration, and theory; but this one is new to me and I wasn’t bored at any point. The story is NA or New Adult and contains some sexual content so probably 18+ would be my recommendation for the age range.  It was a fun read and I got through it in a day.  I’m giving this one a solid 5 out of 5 stars and am left swooning over the world Debbie has created.  Once again, I’m left wishing this world actually existed! So guess I’m going to have to watch the movie that defined my teenage years and reread the Appalachian Magic Series!

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Happy Reading!

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Cover Reveal! The Ultimate Agent By Derek Borne

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Pre-Order on Amazon here: myBook.to/UltimateAgent 
Add To GoodReads TBR Here: https://goo.gl/Y0MK9K

Official Website: www.derekborne.weebly.com

Release Date: April 15, 2017

Synopsis:

WARNING: THIS MISSIVE CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

 

Your Mission:

Undertake an adventure of epic, global, and dire proportions.

 

Agent #524 – Devon Bertrand

Once a normal civilian, Agent Bertrand has been recruited by the Ultimate Agency—a secret organization of the world’s best spies. Now, after undergoing genetic upgrades, he has become a superhuman agent dedicated to fighting against all threats against the nation he now calls home.

 

Agent #146 – Brett Gallagher

A brilliant scientist, Dr. Gallagher invents and utilizes technologically advanced gadgets and weapons to fight against national security threats like a modern day superhero.

 

The Target – Maximus Romanov

Employed by a mysterious Russian terrorist group, Romanov is a superhuman operative wreaking havoc in the United States.

 

Mission Data – Confidential

Join Agent Devon Bertrand and Agent Brett Gallagher on a mission to stop Romanov from destroying the United States. As Bertrand and Gallagher work to discover why Maximus harbors a deep hatred toward America, they uncover a conspiracy brewing against the Ultimate Agency, and one man will make the ultimate sacrifice.UA - ebook.jpg

Awesome YA PNR On The Horizon!

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Title: Cursed Hearts, Book One of Hearts Duology

Author: SF Benson

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Cover Designer: Funky Book Designs

Expected Publication Date: February 28, 2017

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Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Kelsie Martin wants every girl’s dream—to date and fall in love with the perfect guy. There’s a few things standing in her way. Surging powers that cause her to kill every boy she kisses, and the fact that succubi aren’t supposed to fall in love. She reluctantly accepts her calamitous fate when a new guy, Victor Duquette, enters her life. He’s hot and they have similar interests. Could Victor be the one Kelsie’s been waiting for? One forbidden kiss resurrects a century old curse—drastically changing her life and twisting her idea of happily ever after. Tagline: “Some temptations are worth the risk.”

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33871911-cursed-hearts

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Excerpt:

Loud music greets us as we approach the auditorium. I search the area looking for Lena’s boyfriend. Jonah’s standing at the entrance with someone at his side. The golden-haired Adonis wearing faded jeans, a green graphic tee over a thermal shirt, and expensive sneakers takes one look at her and his lips lift into a smile. My gaze drifts from Jonah to the guy with him, six feet of muscular heaven. He has ‘just rolled out of bed’ dark hair. So sexy. His penetrating aquamarine eyes meet mine and something electric passes between us. This stranger excites me. My fingers and lips crave him. Is this attraction or my quirky nature kicking in? Whatever it is, I don’t want to fight it. The stranger has a thing for black, too—jeans, tee, leather jacket, boots. My interest meter inches up another notch. A part of me feels connected to him on a strange level. This sensation is intoxicating, but I warn myself. Stay calm. I don’t want to add him to my list of victims. Besides, someone would definitely take notice if he suddenly disappeared. Deep moans and slurping sounds interrupt my ogling. Jonah’s tongue is down Lena’s throat. Every time these two get together, it’s a freaking floor show. “Don’t mind us,” I say loudly. He backs up, and Lena wipes smeared lipstick from around her mouth. Turning my attention back to the hot stranger, I run a hand over my hair and ask, “Jonah, who’s your friend?” “Uh…yeah…” Jonah rubs his neck and says, “Ladies, this is Victor Duquette.” I smile and wave. Why did I wave? “Hi, I’m Kelsie. New in town?” “Yeah. My family just moved here.” Victor’s voice rumbles when he speaks. A foreign sensation of warmth floods my body. Oh man, staying away from him will be so difficult. “Let’s go, babe.” Jonah says and slides his arm around Lena’s waist. She blushes and leans into his side. A pang of jealousy hits me. I want Victor to touch me that way. “After you,” he says and sidesteps, allowing me to enter the building first. I sense him watching me walk by. Please don’t let me trip over my own two feet. Cursed Hearts Full Wrap

About the Author

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SF Benson, a native of Michigan, resides in Georgia with her husband, a human daughter, and a couple of miniature fur kids (two female short-haired guinea pigs). At one time, she wrangled a household which included three Samoyeds, saltwater fish, a hamster, and three guinea pigs. When she’s not busy playing Doctor Doolittle, she enjoys answering the question “what if” by writing mostly Dystopian/science fiction and paranormal stories for young adults and new adults. And if a spare moment happens, she morphs into a bookworm and devours a few books simultaneously.

Find her online at: Website: https://www.authorsfbenson.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BensonSF/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BensonShantella Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15019441.S_F_Benson Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/SFBenson/e/B01DI9Z58Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_abtIVftodOM5br8VG8FUw Instagram: @authorsfbenson Email: sfbenson@authorsfbenson.com

The Alliance Chronicles Series Buy Links

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Review: Darkness Before Dawn by Kellie Wallace

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Switching gears, because we haven’t done one in a while, today’s review is a Historical Dark Romance by Kellie Wallace.

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Darkness Before Dawn is a World War 2 era romance with a twist.

“In June 1940, Germany bombed the Island of Guernsey, bringing World War II to the Channel Islands. With her home in the midst of war, jazz singer Catherine La Mar must adapt to change. Within days, the island is overun. Resistance cells start to emerge, hindering the German forces. Catherine’s life is inevitably changed when childhood friend Thomas Potter is linked as the ringleader to one of the Island’s biggest cells.

The people she once knew are no longer who they seem to be. But nothing could prepare her for when she meets Nazi officer Captain Max Engel. Her view on the war forever changes when she is given a chance for love and new beginnings. For once in her mundane life she unveils her true self, as Max teaches her how to truly live. Their love puts a strain on Catherine’s family, risking the lives her sisters and friends. As the war intensifies and divides the people on Guernsey, Max and Catherine must decide if their love is really worth risking it all?”

Source: GoodReads

So I always deny that  I like Dark Romance and in a way that’s true. I don’t like the ones that feature domestic violence of any kind (unless the abuser is getting their ass kicked as the victim walks out the door) or sexual assault as a basis for the love story.  Those of course aren’t all Dark Romances.  This particular one involves loving the enemy in a time of war.  The war is dark, the depiction of life on the occupied Channel Islands is dark, and the enemy is cruel. All of these things make for a depressing read, however,I found myself eagerly turning the pages for more.  I found the heroine, Catherine to be a flawed and real character.  She has loyalty to her countrymen, her family, and her friends but her attraction to Max is real, and undeniable.  For the first time in her life, she’s with someone who makes her happy.  They have tons of struggles and seriously you don’t know what’s happening until the very end.  It’s a roller coaster ride of dark deliciousness and has a good dose of Historical fact to drop in your lap as well.  This is the second World War 2 Romance that I’ve read by this author, and I can tell she enjoys writing about the time period and she knows her facts. It also made me realize that maybe I just might like some of the darker written stories (allow The Doctor to convey my reaction to this revelation) pxpr_f-maxage-0 I devoured this book and hope she has more Historicals on the horizon.

I’m giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.  I recommend it for Adults only as there is serious adult and violent historical content involved.

Kellie Wallace on Amazon, GoodReads

Review: Way Down Below by Nicole Thorn and Sarah Hall

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It’s been a minute, but I’m back with a new review!large Today’s review: Way Down Below by Nicole Thorn and Sarah Hall, is a YA/NA Paranormal Romance.

Blurb: ” Ever since Luc Bishop’s brother died, he and his sisters have been hunting his killer. The last thing Luc expected was to meet Shiloh.

Shiloh Whittaker has spent her entire life trapped by her family’s religious beliefs. When she meets Luc, her entire world is turned upside down. For the last couple of years, Shiloh and her best friend, Faith, have been pulling away from their structured upbringing.

Then they meet the Bishops, three of many children Lucifer has sired. Shiloh wants nothing to do with them, but finds herself caught up in their lives when their brother’s killer comes back to play. With the killer circling, and Shiloh torn between two desires, she feels more caged than ever.” 

Source: Amazon.com

The premise of the story is quite interesting: The spawn of Satan live among us as trouble making teenagers and are hunting their rogue sibling.  In between hunting, they take up with 2 young ladies who live under the strict thumb of their extremely conservative and extremely religious families.  Worlds collide and the story unfolds.  There’s romance, friendship, and some real coming-of – age stuff involved.

I would advise that this probably isn’t for younger or middle grade teens and definitely not a Children’s book as there are some adult themes being dealt with. I’m giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars.  The premise is interesting and the cover is gorgeous, but I had trouble connecting with the characters.  I felt they lacked depth and were only 2 dimensional.  With that being said, I do feel that younger readers (15-25) may connect better.
I do appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating a story and I don’t give ratings willy-nilly. If you would like to learn more about the authors and this novel, check out the link below.

Way Down Below- Amazon , GoodReads, CHBB Publishing

 

Cover Reveal! Loving You With Teeth & Claws by Martina McAtee

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It’s Here!!! The Prequel to the Dead Things Series!! Fangirling is a Non-Option at Bibliogal headquarters right now!  Here are the extremely important details:

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Title: Loving You with Teeth and Claws

Author: Martina McAtee

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

 

Blurb:
Twenty-two-year-old alpha wolf, Isa McGowan, is busy. While most people her age are finishing college and starting their careers, Isa’s raising four pre-teens and running a restaurant. She doesn’t have time for dating, and she especially doesn’t have time for the lunatic standing on her porch, claiming to be her fiancé . . . no matter how pretty he is.

 

Wren Davies has a dangerous problem, and Isa is his solution. When he arrives in Belle Haven to explain his plight, the last thing he expects is a punch to the face. Instead of finding a politically savvy alpha with a large wolf pack, he meets a barely five-foot spitfire with a mess of kids, a mean right hook, and a million excuses why she’ll never honor their betrothal.

 

Now Wren has two problems…

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31349858-loving-you-with-teeth-and-claws

 

Author Bio:
Martina McAtee lives in Jupiter, Florida with her teenage daughter, her best friend, two attack chihuahua’s and two shady looking cats. When she isn’t writing young adult books about worlds with reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures she’s dd678-martinareading or watching shows that involve reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. Her debut novel Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things released in August of 2015. Her second book in the Dead Things series, Dark Dreams and Dead Things, will release July 15, 2016.

 

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