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For: THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY by Author M. L. Garcia.

(Giveaway begins: April 11th and ends: April 20th)

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Synopsis for THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY:

“A journey through life, loss & love.”

Young Astraea Salvo and Gabriel Varon discover a new friendship after separate tragedies change their lives. Together, they develop an affinity that quickly grows into an incredible bond despite the challenges of distance and the turbulence of adolescence. Unfortunately, nothing could prepare them for what was yet to come.

With war comes invisible wounds which are the toughest to heal. After combat in the Middle East, Gabriel must face his most difficult battle within himself.

With life comes love which is the hardest to keep. Astraea must overcome an intense loss and the growing distance between her and Gabriel as their lives pull them in different directions.

As adults, the two struggle to accept that their once unshakable friendship may never be the same again. But their genuine feelings continue to remind them that their bond will never completely be broken. In life, hearts don’t always win and the past isn’t always easy to escape. Will the unrelenting ties that bind them be able to defy the odds?

After all, anything worth fighting for never comes easy but will always be worth it in the end.

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**Mature Content Warning** Contains some mature situations and sexual content.
Recommended for readers ages 18+**

 

 

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: MEMPHIS by Ginger Scott.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Memphis’ by Ginger Scott.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: MEMPHIS
Author: Ginger Scott
Series: N/A
Publishing date: February 23rd, 2018
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved.

The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney.

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath.

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life.

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘MEMPHIS’ by Ginger Scott:

“Memphis” is an exciting new book by the amazing author Ginger Scott. In this story, there’s definitely so much more to a name. This is more than just a boxing story, it’s a story about life and learning to find hope in the midst of everything meant to tear you down. “Memphis” is written from the two P.O.V.’s (point of views) from Olivia “Liv” Valentine and Memphis.

In the boxing world, the name Valentine inspired many, intimidated other boxers but there was one person who knew the truth behind the name. She never admired the name or the people associated with it, her parents. Especially since everything the outside world knew about the Valentine’s was all make believe. For Liv Valentine, her childhood was lonely and her parents were dysfunctional in their own ways.

Olivia “Liv” Valentine has a mother who roped in Liv’s father when he had a rising and incredible boxing career. The loving and protective father he conveyed toward outsiders was not how Liv remembered it. When she’s forced to return home to the place she fled as soon as she was old enough to do so, she must face her past, the truth of her present, and a questionable future. But what she did not expect was Memphis.

An up-and-coming boxer who simply goes by the name of Memphis, trains at Archie Valentine’s gym under the watchful eye of Liv’s Uncle Leo. He seems to have the heart and drive to go far. Liv’s mom and uncle can both see it and are waiting to cash in on it. But Liv slowly begins to see that there’s more to the man with the heart for boxing. After being burned in her last relationship and knowing the history between her parents, she tries hard to stay away from Memphis.

Can Liv stay away from Memphis or is she destined to follow the destructive footsteps of her cold mother and her ex-boxer father? How will Liv deal with the painful truths about how ruthless her family truly may be? Will Memphis ever find out more about his past? This novel is an incredible story about endurance, overcoming difficult challenges and finding hope when everything around you is fighting hard to destroy it for you. Liv and Memphis have so much that could tear them apart but once you learn about their characters, you can’t help but root for them till the final bell rings. I highly recommend this impressive story simply titled “Memphis.” Grab your copy today! ❤

 

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘MEMPHIS’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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COVER REVEAL and GIVEAWAY! ‘The Long Road to Serenity’ by Author M. L. Garcia

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Here’s the Cover Reveal for: ‘THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY’ by Author M. L. Garcia.

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Synopsis for “THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY”:

“A journey through life, loss & love.”

Young Astraea Salvo and Gabriel Varon discover a new friendship after separate tragedies change their lives. Together, they develop an affinity that quickly grows into an incredible bond despite the challenges of distance and the turbulence of adolescence. Unfortunately, nothing could prepare them for what was yet to come.

With war comes invisible wounds which are the toughest to heal. After combat in the Middle East, Gabriel must face his most difficult battle within himself.

With life comes love which is the hardest to keep. Astraea must overcome an intense loss and the growing distance between her and Gabriel as their lives pull them in different directions.

As adults, the two struggle to accept that their once unshakable friendship may never be the same again. But their genuine feelings continue to remind them that their bond will never completely be broken. In life, hearts don’t always win and the past isn’t always easy to escape. Will the unrelenting ties that bind them be able to defy the odds?

After all, anything worth fighting for never comes easy but will always be worth it in the end.

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**Mature Content Warning** Contains mature situations and sexual content.
Recommended for readers ages 18+**

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: EL SANTO by M. ROBINSON.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘El Santo’ (Saint-Sinner Series – Book #1) by M. Robinson.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: EL SANTO
Author: M. Robinson
Series: Saint-Sinner Series – Book #1
Publishing date: November 16th, 2017
(Review based on ARC-reading a copy of this novel)

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The Synopsis for ‘El Santo’ :

I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin.
I killed.
I tortured.
I loved…
I played God while I was rotting in Hell. Thriving on control and power was the only way I knew how to live. There were no other options.
If you weren’t my friend, you were my foe.
If you weren’t with me, you were against me.
Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption.
Not for me.
For them.
For anyone.
Only for her…
She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner.
A fucking monster.

Until it was too late.

Except, I didn’t choose this life. It. Chose. Me.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘EL SANTO’:

“El Santo” is the latest novel by the talented author M. Robinson. The first novel I read from this author was El Diablo and that was a mind-blowing read! It was perfection! This novel falls into the same realm and intensity as that one. This novel is definitely a dark romance with a great dose of suspense. The fascinating and emotional roller-coaster these characters must struggle through and live with is both entrancing and riveting. This is definitely a page turner! Once you start, you just can’t stop. Amira and Damien’s story is just beginning and left me with an ache in my heart for both characters while still holding onto a glimmer of hope. It’s all the intensity that a great novel should deliver and then some. El Santo is written from the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) of Damien Montero and Amira.

Damien was raised by his father, who was a close follower of a Cuban dictator by the name of Emilio Salazar. Damien admired and strived to follow in Emilio’s footsteps. When he comes face-to-face with the truth, about how his father and Emilio truly lived, he was also faced with a soul changing moment that would completely shape his life. One day would change everything he believed and knew and he’d end up needing to protect someone he was supposed to have completely destroyed.

Amira was a young child, clenching to her doll Yuly, as she witnessed the most tragic and horrifying losses in her young life. That night changed the course of her life when an unexpected person gives her the much needed safety and security she needed. Feeling so alone, she’s left at the mercy of strangers and a person she would’ve never thought would become more to her than she could’ve ever imagined.

As the story progresses, we witness the growth of Amira and her growing connection to her protectors, the only family she has in life now. All the while, Damian continuous to work for the brutal dictator Emilio Salazar while becoming a lethal killer. He’s lived two separate lives, keeping them both safely apart for as long as he possibly could. It worked, until they both began to bleed into one another despite his efforts to stop it.

Sometimes, the one thing you want and need to most in life, you have to let it go to keep it safe from destruction. “El Santo” is a truly heartpounding and emotionally charged story about Amira and Damien and their struggles with survival, taking risks, a bond that becomes hard to ignore and doing everything they can to not give into what hearts desire most. I highly recommend “El Santo” to those who love a riveting story filled with dark romance, action and for readers who don’t mind a little intensity and a complex story-line. Reader Warning: There is some violence and sexual content. Heads up, it does end on a slight cliff-hanger BUT book 2 will be so worth the short wait, which is titled “El Pecador” and will conclude Damien and Amira’s story. It will be out in early-January 2018! Read this one! It’s absolutely worth it! If you’ve read “El Diablo”, this one gives the same style of explosively awesome raw depth. Get your copy today! ❤

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘EL SANTO’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

 

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How I imagined Damien Montero “El Santo” and Amira while reading ‘EL SANTO’:

 

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘EL SANTO’

Damien’s thoughts: My story is going to make you fucking hate me as much as she does, but I want you to. I’m no looking for redemption. I’m not looking for your forgiveness. I don’t deserve it like I don’t deserve hers.

Damien’s thoughts: I felt the demons that would eternally haunt me. Torment me until the day I died, until I took my last breath. I didn’t walk through the valley of the shadow of death that night…
I would now fucking live there.

Amira’s thoughts:  It was then that another reality came crashing down on me.
I. Was. Wrong.
So very wrong…
The monster hadn’t left, he was standing right in front of me. Pulling the trigger.
Ending it all…

Amari’s thoughts:  I believed him when he said I was safe in his care, which was why I didn’t want him to go. I didn’t want to be a scared little girl, taking on this new world alone.
In a way, he was all I had left.

Damien to Amira: “I’m sorry, Muñeca. For the past, for now, for the future… for everything.”

Amira to Damien: “You don’t want me to be happy. All you want is for me to burn in the darkness with you. Well, I can’t do that anymore.”

Damien to his father:  “I protect what’s fucking mine. Nothing is going to happen to her and if someone – anyone – so much as tries, I won’t hesitate to pull the fucking trigger.”

Damien to Rosario:  “One day soon, I won’t be the man who saved her. I’ll just be another fucking monster that haunts her dreams.”

Amira’s thoughts:  He was the beginning to my end or maybe it was the end to my beginning.
It didn’t matter because he was my home too.
He would always be home to me.

Damien’s thoughts:  I’ve told you from the beginning of my story that I was nothing but a fucking monster. At least now, you can’t call me a liar….

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: Battle Scars by Jane Harvey-Berrick.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘BATTLE SCARS’ by Jane Harvey-Berrick.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: BATTLE SCARS
Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick
Series:  N/A
Release Date: Oct. 1st, 2017 – (Review based on ARC early copy)

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Synopsis for ‘BATTLE SCARS’:

From the dusty plains of Afghanistan to the sleek corridors of the New York Times, journalist MJ Buckman seeks the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What she doesn’t expect to find is a man who’s her complete opposite … and fits her perfectly.

Marine Sergeant Jackson Connor knows that relationships don’t work for men in the military. He’s living proof of that. But when a steely-eyed temptress in a flak jacket, who carries her moral cause in front of her, crosses his path, he’s furious, curious, and all kinds of in-lust.

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A grown-up love story about two people who aren’t looking for love, but realize how precious it is when they find it. They don’t play games and there are no stupid misunderstandings, just life standing in their way.

Can they compromise? And what does that look like in a modern relationship between two driven people?

Assignment Vs deployment.

They’re always traveling in different directions. What relationship can survive that?

 

My ‘Blogging Readers ARC-Review’ after reading ‘BATTLE SCARS’:

“Battle Scars” is the latest novel from the amazingly-talented author Jane Harvey-Berrick. This Contemporary Military Romance novel touches on deeper topics regarding war and a love that grows unexpectedly. This author never disappoints when it comes to building great characters that form believable bonds while dealing with life changing events. Battle Scars is written from the main characters’ P.O.V.’s(point of view), M.J. Buckman and Jackson Connor.

Journalist M.J. Buckman is a driven and talented journalist for a well-known news network. She has big dreams of one day getting a promotion for a permanent position as a foreign correspondent. When she finds herself in a hostile situation in Afghanistan, she finds herself thankful yet furious at a Marine who lets her know how he really feels about her being there. Unexpectedly, an open-ended invitation may just send her life toward a cross roads that she’s never had the chance to experience before.

Marine Sergeant Jackson Connor is a ruggedly, strong and devoted man who proudly serves his country. The safety of his fellow Marines and completing their missions are always his main concerns. When he’s sent on a rescue mission, he can’t help but feel frustrated at the situation and the person needing to be rescued. But what surprises him the most is this attraction he feels toward this journalist.

Battle Scars delivers an enthralling and riveting story-line about two career driven people who can’t ignore their growing connection. Even so, they have the challenges of distance due to their careers while dealing with the ups and downs that life brings. M.J. and Jack have never really felt the need to put a relationship before their work but begin to find it hard to continue feeling this way when it comes to one another. I recommend this wonderful and beautiful love story for those looking for a lovely read that isn’t too dark or heavy. This one is definitely worth checking out. ❤

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘BATTLE SCARS’  4 out of 5 stars:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: Forbidden Addiction by R. L. Kenderson.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Forbidden Addiction’ (Forbidden Series – Book #4) by R.L. Kenderson.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: FORBIDDEN ADDICTION
Author: R.L. Kenderson
Series: Forbidden Series (book #4)
Publishing date: August 1st, 2017 (Review is based on an ARC Copy)

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The Synopsis:

With a tortured past, she’s a cat-shifter who refuses to get close to anyone. Yet she can’t seem to resist the leader of the vampire protectors.

Phoenix Kaplan has never felt a connection like the one she has with Dante Leonidas. She might service him monthly, allowing him to feed from her blood, but as much as her body tells her differently, she knows it can be nothing more, not with her insecurities and inability to be intimate with a male.

That is, until she realizes the one thing she desires most in the world is something he can give her…and she propositions him to impregnate her.

She’s never wanted anything more than to be a mother, and all she needs is this one thing from Dante.

Although he should refuse, Dante can’t resist the temptation. He’s addicted not only to her blood, but also to the enigma that is purely Phoenix. And he is determined to prove to her that he can give her much more than what she asked for.

She might protect her heart with an impenetrable wall, but he’s willing to do whatever it takes to break down that wall in order to get what he desires most in the world.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘FORBIDDEN ADDICTION (Forbidden Series book #4)’:

*May contain Spoilers if you haven’t read the other novels of the Forbidden Series yet.*

This review is for the long awaited and much anticipated fourth novel of the Forbidden Series titled: Forbidden Addiction by R. L. Kenderson. This series never disappoints and continues to deliver with sexy romance, suspense and an enthralling story-line that will keep you hooked. I absolutely love the fact that this story is so intricate and diverse with its characters. It’s never focused on only a couple of characters and that keeps their world of shifters, vampires, and humans very fascinating and entertaining.

If you enjoy multiple P.O.V.’s(point of views) in a story, this one offers a variety for readers. There are five P.O.V.’s from: Sentinel Shifter Phoenix Kaplan, Guardian Dante Leonidas(Vampire), Guardian Hunter Esmund(Vampire), Guardian Lexine Harlow(Vampire), and Guardian Sterling Wardell(Vampire).

Phoenix Kaplan is a Sentinel Cat Shifter who had recently survived a kidnapping and the horrible treatment from her kidnapper. She has a strong attraction to a Vampire Guardian named Dante that makes her feel things she’s never felt toward any man before. There’s only one problem, she won’t allow herself to get closer to him because of her history with the opposite sex. Phoenix carries so many fears hidden behind her tough exterior, so will she be able to find her happiness or will she always be stuck behind her past issues?
Vampire Guardian Dante Leonidas doesn’t understand his attraction to Phoenix, who is nothing like him and he finds it very hard to ignore it. When Phoenix gives him an outrages yet intriguing offer, he must decide if he’ll help her out. If he does see it through, will he be able to truly help her the way she needs most?

Just when they thought things would calm down after killing their enemy Gerald, something else begins occurring. The Cat Shifters and Vampires have made an alliance since their leaders have married. It seems it has come at a cost by those who don’t agree with that alliance. Will they catch those behind the vigilante and growing violent acts before someone is harmed?

Guardian Hunter Esmund has always felt something was missing with his attraction toward the opposite sex. He practically has given up on looking and just keeps things simple. When he meets wolf-shifter Quentin, he begins feeling things he’s never felt before. There’s a genuine attraction. But could this just be a curiosity or is there something developing that he can’t ignore? And how could this effect his role as a Guardian?

Vampire Guardian Lexine Rocha has always had a crush on fellow Guardian Dante but he’s never felt the same for her. Out of spite, she made friends with a group of vampires that disliked the new pact made between the vampires and the shifters. Lexine must choose between her duty as a Guardian and her new friends. When she finds herself in a difficult situation, will she be able to find her way out of it? How will Guardian Sterling Wardell do when he discovers that Lexine has been hiding something from all of them?

This series will take readers on an enjoyable journey into the world full of intriguing characters and a story that never falls short. I highly recommend “Forbidden Addiction” and this entire series to anyone looking for the next novel and series to get lost in. It’s definitely worth it! I’ve yet to be disappointed by any of these wonderful novels in this entire series. Such an amazing blend of strong and at times, imperfect characters. Check this out for sure! 🙂

 

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Reader Warning: The story contains sexual content, sexual-language at times and mature situations.  Recommended for readers – ages 18+.

★★‘FORBIDDEN ADDICTION’ is the 4th novel of the ‘Forbidden Series’. What else is in the series:★★

FORBIDDEN BLOOD – Book #1 of the ‘Forbidden Series’ –  This Paranormal Romance novel follows the story of Vampire Princess Anaya ‘Naya’ Kensington and Vaughn Llewelyn (To be released: July 1st, 2014) – *ARC Review Posted Above!*

FORBIDDEN HEAT – Book #2 of the ‘Forbidden Series’ –  This Paranormal Romance novel follows the story of Vaughn’s younger sister, Payton Llewelyn and the son of a rival family, Damien Lowell (Release date: December 16th, 2014)

FORBIDDEN TEMPTATION – Book #3 of the ‘Forbidden Series’ – This Paranormal Romance novel follows the story of Naya’s human best-friend Kenzie and Vaughn’s close friend, Sawyer (Expected release date: In Summer 2015)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘FORBIDDEN ADDICTION’  4 out of 5 stars:

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