Emerald Dragon – Awakened #Dragons Series #paranormalromance #shifterRomance

Emerald Dragon (Awakened Dragons Book 6) 

Synopsis
Aegis has been looking for Opal for years and finally finds her. To his surprise, she was being held captive by the dark oracle, the same woman who Aegis has been loosely aligned with. He does not care if he has to take on the world if it means he will have his one true mate for eternity.

Even though the Opal dragon has been imprisoned for hundreds of years and been the victim of many injustices, she still has this overly optimistic view of people. While she knows that Aegis is most likely her one and true mate, she does not think they will be happy together since he has a decidedly less optimistic view of people and their intentions. She ran from him once before and she will run again if she thinks it would be best for her sanity.

Opinion
Aegis and Opal were a classic story of opposites attract. She is an eternal optimist and he is ever the pessimist.

In the series, Aegis has always been the villain or more amoral than not. At times, we saw a bit of a selfless side. I am so glad he has his own book. Here, we get the full picture that helps us to understand why he is the way he is.

For somebody who was bullied for so long, he decided once he had power that he never would be in a situation where he would be the victim. When they were children, it seemed that Opal would never fight for herself. Aegis felt that he had to protect her because he always said that they were fated mates.

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I do not totally agree with the reasons Opal gave for leaving Aegis, but I can understand how she was not happy. She wants to give everyone the benefit of the doubt even when they are obviously taking advantage of her. In the case of Aegis, he has put up a protective wall to prevent himself from getting hurt as he did as a child.

As adults, Opal realizes that she still has the same feelings for Aegis as she did when they were younger. As she’s trying to navigate this new world, she’s also trying to figure out if they really can be happy together. Aegis, on the other hand, realizes that without Opal, he has no reason for existing.

Aegis is also finding out what it is like to have friends, people that have your back no matter what. Up until now, this concept was foreign to him because everybody that he knew wanted something from him.

I am glad they have their happy ending. I was rooting for Aegis more than Opal. I know it was in her nature to let people take advantage of her, but it was infuriating to say the least. In the end, I like that she finally was able to understand Aegis’ point of view.

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TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY! The whole series is a BUY for me. All in all, this was a satisfying ending to this series awakened dragons. And Terry Bolryder did not disappoint in setting up my anticipation for her new series which is coming out after she takes a short break. Please HURRY with the next series Terri!!!

Book details
Series: Awakened Dragons – this is a standalone story but best read after the others in the series for the full picture.
Heat Level: Smokin 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

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Thursday’s Thoughts featuring author David Edwards #TSOTA #IARTG @DavidCreativia

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Welcome to TOW bi-monthly feature Thursday’s Thoughts. On the second and fourth Thursday in the month, I share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions posed to them.

One of December’s featured authors is David Edwards.

How long have you been writing?  

In all likelihood I’ve been writing for fifty six years, and I have spent nearly forty years writing reports, specifications, software and documentation, but whilst I had always wanted to write a novel I
didn’t start one until 2013.

What do you do to relax?  

To relax, I loaf; read a bit, cut the grass, play with hardware, socialise.

Are you a dog or cat person? What is your favorite breed?  

I’m not much of a pet person, but probably more cat than dog. We used to have a cat that would lie on my chest and purr loudly when I was slumped on a recliner using my laptop, a sort of self propelled  fur collar. I was definitely fond of him.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?  

When I’m not writing, I like to loaf (see above), but the day job has to get done sometime.

Who is David Edwards? He has spent the last thirty five years as an Independent IT Consultant (http://www.e2-systems.co.uk), carrying out assignments all over the world. He has an ability to combine strategic vision with a mastery of detail, both of Information Technology and a wide range of Business Applications. Or so he tells his customers. If you met him socially, you would learn that he has been married for thirty eight years, has four children, and swapped the last of them for a demented parent when he and his wife last moved. ‘The Spirit Of The Age’ is his first novel.

Book Blurb: A disparate group of people, thrown together in darkest Dorset, strive for a sense of community against a post-pastoral backdrop of shady goings on and murder.

A young Muslim towny is married off to cricket-mad rural sub-postmaster Majid and starts a new life as Probationary Police Constable Skandi Khan in rural Dorset. Her neighbours are hapless IT operative James, thrusting and charmless Financial Executive Roger, and prickly Human Resources Manager Stephanie. Shortly to be joined by soul-eating sea-demon Sireen.

There are posh people. Lots of posh people. And possibly witches. Cue murder, mayhem, marriages, deaths and births. Will anyone win through to happy ever after?

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Dare to Love #contemporary #romance @carlyphillips #daretolove

Dare to Love
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Synopsis

Ian Dare is at his father’s birthday party when he meets Riley. The attraction is instant but he thinks she is dating his half-brother Alex and therefore is off-limits. Once it’s established that they are just friends, Ian makes his move. But as they get closer, it is evident that Riley’s emotional baggage could threaten the relationship permanently.

Opinion

This is the first story of the Miami Dare family series. I read book 6 in the series Dare to Take, and I was hooked on the series. Carly Phillips did not disappoint with this book either.

Ian is a hot, hunky dominant male who makes it clear what he wants. At the same time, he has a soft protective side. Who doesn’t like that in a man?

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I like Riley because she was strong and loyal to her friends. Well she may not have always made the right choices, she tried to do what she thought was best.

Both Ian and Riley have their own insecurities and hangups because of their backgrounds, but they were at least open to evolving to make the relationship work.

“You make me want”, she whispered, “you make me believe.”

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TOW final word: BUY, BORROW, PASS
Buy! This is the first of the series and I recommend buying it because it is one of those romances that you will want to read over and over.

Book details
Series: Dare to Love book 1
Print Length: 292 pages
Publisher: CP Publishing (January 10, 2014)
Publication Date: January 10, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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Gravity by @annabloombooks #sale #KUfreebie

Title: Gravity
Series: Gravity Series #1
Author: A.B. Bloom
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
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They are calling it the End of Days. 

The world is plunging into darkness, the days growing shorter and the nights longer. Meteor showers are falling to the earth and there are some who would take advantage of the growing darkness.

For sixteen-year-old Bronte Bell, her problems are closer to home. Since her birthday she’s become weaker, her bones breaking, her hair falling out and plagued with constant migraines. No one can explain why. Until a mysterious new boy arrives and tells her that everything is not as it seems. She is not what she seems.

Drawn into a war that divides the sky, Bronte is torn between her desire to save the world and her growing connection with Nick. But she will have to let go of reality as she knows it, if she is to accept her role in destiny before the Hunter, who has been tracking her since birth, finds and destroys any chance she has of making the choice which is her birthright to make.

Her destiny will change everything.

 

“My excitement about this book is beyond controllable! I want, no I need EVERYONE to read this book. It’s the author’s first Paranormal book, but I guarantee you its AMAZING!!” ~Willow’s Corner 5 Star Review


“This story is so refreshing. So beautiful so different. It left me speechless and content at the end. I was like: yes. That was IT.” ~Heavenly Good Books 5 Star Review

“Listen. Can you just take the cap off? It’s annoying me.”
He laughed, an unexpected sound. He seemed too intense to be the kind of person to laugh. “Well, I’d hate to annoy you.” He swept the cap off, leaving a shock of jet-black hair standing on end.
“Oh.” My mouth fell open.
“Oh, what?” His eyes narrowed and I snapped my mouth shut.
“Nothing.” I took a few breaths, just to make sure I was alive and there was the slimmest chance this was real. “So, am I going to ask the questions or are you going to talk?”
He laughed again, and I was sure his body pitched a little bit closer to mine. Violet eyes pinned me in place and I struggled to remember how to swallow. “When you were seven you decided you wanted to climb trees.”
My body stiffened. “Yes?”
“There’s a fir tree in your back garden that’s easily sixty feet high.”
“Yes?”
“What do you remember about the time you fell?” The violets flickered at me. “It was August and scorching hot, you were wearing red shorts and a yellow T-shirt. You fell through the branches like a pine cone?”
I stared up into his face, his skin was dark olive, eyes burning bright. My tongue ran along my lips while my heart made a terrible thudding noise in my chest. “I don’t.” I whispered. “I woke up and I was on the ground.”
“I know. I caught you.” My body stepped back although his hand darted out and snatched hold of mine. “Bronte, I’ve been watching you your whole life. I know it sounds weird.” His nose scrunched as he contemplated just how weird it sounded.
“Why?”“Because,” he ran a hand through his hair, making it stick up at electrifying angles. “Because you’re the last of the star children. The last of the half born.”


I rubbed my thigh, which was already aching with that heavy lead sensation that comes from a dead limb, and tried to gain my footing.
“Easy there.” A hand jutted out and grasped my elbow, stabilising me as I threatened to topple again.
“Sorry,” I mumbled. My cheeks were glowing a vicious, volcanic, burn. I could live without Eleanor Heavers finding out I’d fallen over not once, but twice on the first day. I knew she would, though. Gossip spread through the school like fire through a parched forest.
“You seem to be vertically challenged.” The voice was soft, bringing a low bell to mind. My stomach felt all squishy, which was odd when combined with numb legs.
My eyes snapped up into the shadowed face of the boy from the picnic bench. His face tilted under the worn peak of his baseball cap. His features obscured in shadows so I couldn’t get a good look at the caps owner. “I am not.” I stated. My blatant lie made the burn running along my cheeks intensify until I was uncomfortably hot. He was scrutinising me and I didn’t know why. I stood there, while from under the cap, I knew he was evaluating what he saw. I prickled, straightening my shoulders. I didn’t exactly march off down the corridor in outrage at his blatant presumptuous scrutiny. I just kind of suspended there while he stared from under the cap.

“No?” he asked. His fingers still held my elbow, and I tried to peer closer so I could see him better. It was an impulse I couldn’t ignore and I shifted forward.
“You also don’t seem to grasp the concept of personal space.” He stepped away, breaking the spell that had pulled me towards him. The burning flush transformed into an all out uncomfortable sweat.
“Sorry, I was just. Um, just.” What was I doing?

“Just, what?” The voice sounded like it might be amused if it could be arsed.
“Just trying to see you.” The words blurted from my mouth, clanging into the air around me like boulders into a small rain puddle.
“Trying to see what?” As he spoke, my bag slipped off my shoulder. It smashed onto the floor with the heavy thud that twenty overdue library books will make. I scrambled to pick up the mess.


“You,” I said. Glancing up, I looked to see his reaction to my outrageous declaration, but there was nobody there. Just me and an empty hallway and the bell tolling on the wall, telling me I was late for my first class.

I’m Anna Bloom a contemporary romance writer. 
My heart lies with mature young adult, I just love writing about first love and the trials and tribulations of young romance. When I do write for adults I like it to be about second chances, not only in love but in life itself. 

I live in Surrey with my husband, three children, two cats and a dog with a beard. I love cooking, especially if I’m also holding a glass of wine at the same time. I’m trying to get into growing my own veg . . . but I may just stick to writing books. 

Currently I’m enjoying time at home with my new baby who’s only a few months old and writing on a full time basis. When I can I love to read and watch all things supernatural on the telly : )
I’m a big believer in true love, even the instant kind and I’m at my happiest when I’m writing stories about it for other people to enjoy.

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Author Interview with @rathoreheena

I was glad to be part of Heena Rathore’s cover release for her novel. I used to review books on Heena’s blog The Reading Bud. Congrats that she is in the final stages of publishing her novel!

What book that you have read has most influenced your life?

First of all thanks a lot for having me on your blog.

Due to a lot of unfortunate circumstances, especially due to my parents Divorce, I used to be a very negative person. I was in depression for a very long time and was almost on the verge of having given up on everything by the age of 20. But then I came across The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and this book literally changed my life.

The change, of course, wasn’t instant. It took a lot of time (almost a year) for me to get the concept of gratitude and The Universe in its entirety, but once I did, I’ve never looked back.

What inspired you to write this book?

The only thing that inspired me to write this book was the unyielding urge to share this story with everyone. I love thrillers and I was sure that other thriller lovers would love to read this story.

What do you love most about the writing process?

To be honest, I’m not sure what it is that makes writing so special for me. It’s like breathing; I realize that I’m not happy when I don’t write for a few days in continuation. So I keep on writing to feel good and to keep sane. You can say that I can’t live without writing.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Reading or watching movies/series. These are only two things I do while not writing.

Do you have any hidden or uncommon talents?

I’m a pretty good chef. I love cooking and baking and fortunately, I’m really good at them.

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Who is Heena Rathore P? She is a 25-year-old full-time novelist, part-time Social Media Strategist, Novel Critic, Book Reviewer and a YouTube Podcaster.

She draws her inspiration from the works of legendary Stephen King and Sidney Sheldon.

She is an introvert, a thinker, a neat freak, a voracious reader and a GSD-lover. In her free time, she loves watching apocalyptic, thriller and slasher movies and series.

She lives in Pune with her beloved husband in a house full of books, music, and love.

WEBSITE: https://heenarathorep.com

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/rathoreheena

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/authorheenarathore/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/heenarathorep/

PUBLISHING: FEBRUARY 2017 BY CITRUS PUBLISHERS

Blurb:

How well do you know your loved ones?

A girl who’s trying to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother.

A journalist who is chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer.

A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughters her parents.

And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone’s life.

A psychological thriller that weaves its way through the sadistic past of a traumatized child to the snare of dark mysteries of a beloved father.

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