Sunday, June 24, 2018

My Week in Review: 6/16/18-6/23/18

It was another week of new to me authors and I am pleased to announce that I am excited to read more.

This weeks' genre theme: Vampires

The Queen's Vampire by K T Tomb - 4 Stars ****

She was a lady of the night. A woman of ill repute. A harlot.

Nora never cared what people called her. After all, she'd worked the mean streets of London nearly all her adult life, looking for clients, looking to survive, and looking for her next opium fix. That is, until an English gentleman spots her from high atop his carriage...and sees just how special she is.

Now she has a choice to make: continue working as a lady of pleasure or take Lord Alfred Covington's offer? On the one hand, she can continue what she's doing, getting high and fighting off her overzealous clients. Or, she can join Alfred's elite team of handpicked spies...all of whom bear the same unique mark. A mark that Nora shares, too.

What she chooses next, and where her life leads, is the stuff of dreams. Or nightmares. After all, Alfred's elite team of spies are also vampires. Nora will soon discover that the world is much stranger than she ever imagined, and there's a war for the very soul of mankind. A war she now finds herself a part of.

Her mission, should she choose to accept it, is simple: take out a powerful vampire adversary hellbent on conquering the world. A seemingly impossible task for a new vampire. Then again, Nora has a few tricks up her sleeve... 

Vampire's Quest by Alexa Dare - 4 Stars ****

To a Dark Knight, she’s his fated mate. To his vampire nature, she’s like the sun. Tempting. Desirable. Elusive. Dangerous.

Since medieval times, Ryder Judson has existed as a vampire. Although he welcomes the lifting of an ancient curse, he loathes the end of knighthood. As his duty comes to an end, a prophecy unfolds. With his fellow knights scattered about on their final quests, he is forced to stand down as a protector of mankind. And the last thing he needs is a potential fated mate.

Traveling nurse and touch healer, Jess Willowbook is targeted for her supernatural healing powers. Although part of a coven, she resists the label of witch. But she’ll do anything to fight the unexpected evil that plagues the mountain community. When he crashes into her life, she cannot deny her desire for an injured man whose true nature defies reality. He’s not human, but something more.

Passion entwined with peril, Jess must join forces with Ryder in an epic battle from which neither may survive unscathed. With tension at its peak in the Appalachian mountains between a vampire knight and a reluctant witch, what could go wrong?

Moonshade by S J West - 3 Stars ***

How would your life change if you inherited a vampire?

“Find me, Sarah…”

When a handsome stranger whispers these three little words to Sarah Marcel, she knows her life is forever changed.

For two weeks straight, Sarah’s been unable to eat, sleep, or even form a coherent thought properly. She fears she’s losing her mind until a chance encounter brings a man into her life who seems to hold the key to solving her problems. With a single touch, he’s able to ease her troubled soul and bring her some much-needed peace. Yet, just as Sarah believes she’s found the solution to her dilemma, he disappears.

As Sarah begins to unravel a mystery surrounding her family’s past, she quickly discovers her role in a world that’s hidden from most humans. Being a Marcel comes with certain responsibilities, and there are some things that you can’t hide from forever.

Night School by Alex Dire - 3 Stars ***

Norman Bernard thinks the vampire war is over. He’s wrong.

Norman has one wish: to live a quiet life teaching Shakespeare to his night school students. But his world is shattered when vampires, long thought destroyed, start showing up in his classroom. When his old arch enemy causes a bloodbath in his school, Norman flees to the underside of the city to hide and protect a group of his mortal students. 

Underground, Norman discovers an invisible world of vampire survivors, most of whom want to kill him. Can Norman piece together a resistance and save his students, or will they all become the final victims of a revived vampire war?

His Beloved by Anna Santos - 3 Stars ***

It was just a silly reality show...
Until he chose her.

Absurdly rich and gorgeous Daniel Wolfe is used to get what he wants. And he wants Jade. The powerful vampire male picks her from the crowd of screaming females willing to do anything to please him. He's convinced that she's the One, His Beloved. But he wasn't prepared for a feisty girl who loathes vampires and doesn't want to be his for all Eternity.

Jade will sacrifice anything—even her freedom—to protect her orphaned little brother. But when she's forced to join a reality show that may keep her away from him, she has to survive hell and temptation to get the money she needs to pay for her brother's treatment.

In a world that reveres vampires and reality shows rule the entertainment channels, Jade needs to endure Daniel's seductive games for a week before she can be released from her contract and go back to take care of her brother.

However, not everything is what it seems and despite her secret past and her hate for vampires, Jade may be facing a worse danger than being bitten: falling in love.

I hope you see something you like.  As always, thank you for stopping by.


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