Love Gaia: The Diary Directive by TL Clark – Review by Heather Lovelace

Love Gaia: The Diary DirectiveLove Gaia: The Diary Directive by T.L. Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Clark is a known author to me but this genre was a new one from her for me. And I loved it! Sometimes when dystopian and romance are mixed they become diluted and predictable. But this story had all of the elements well established and the plot kept quick pace and kept me guessing. I loved this story and cannot wait to go back and read it again.

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License to Bite: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (New Orleans Nocturnes Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Jeanne Hall

License to Bite (New Orleans Nocturnes, #1)License to Bite by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a super fun read. Jane seems like a spoiled little rich girl until she meets a drop sexy vampire while in New Orleans. Being the adventurous woman that she is, her NOLA adventure goes a little awry and she finds herself in deep water. Waking up dead has its advantages, like the hot vampire who sired her but when you have an aversion to blood, it can become downright tedious. If you want a good, easy, fun read, then I recommend you read this book. It sweet and sexy all rolled into one. Go ahead, read it, it does bring about smiles and some giggles from time to time.

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Around Midnight by Zarina Macha – Review by Heather Lovelace

Around MidnightAround Midnight by Zarina Macha
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The words flowed like music right off the page. My artist’s soul recognized the artistic heart behind this story immediately. There is a certain cadence to this story that somehow reaches deeply and resonates loudly. I thoroughly enjoyed my first encounter with Macha and hope to read more from this author. Excellent book!

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Rule (The Larussio Legacy Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Liz Vrchota

Rule The Larussio Legacy (#1)Rule The Larussio Legacy by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rule is the first of a new series, The Larussio Legacy, from Via Mari. If you are familiar with her work you will notice characters from her previous novels and series will pop up. Personally, I like to see old and familiar favorites again. I don’t think it would be too much of an issue to start with this series and know what is all happening however, so that is a bonus if you are new to Via Mari.

Rule will knock your socks off with the steam again much line Mari’s writing usually does, so be prepared for that and do not read if you are sensitive to such steam. I always have found that Via Mari manages to keep all the kink and sexy times tasteful which goes a long way to make it enhance the story rather than the whole story. I found this one to step up the suspense game and I loved how I found myself on the edge of my seat several times waiting to find out what would come next. I will definitely be back for more of this series and hope we don’t have to wait too long!

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Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell – Review by Liz Vrchota

Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I really had zero idea what to expect of this novel when I picked it up. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Ashley Chappell prior but I knew that I wanted to know what happened between the colorful and gripping cover of Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos. This book really sucked me in and took me on an unexpected adventure probably from page one. I have to say that is saying a lot because I normally don’t find books with talking animals very enjoyable. I suppose you could say I am a jaded adult and just seem to not enjoy them. Yall this book took that prejudice and threw it right out the window. I loved how this book played with philosophical ideas and made them fun to read about. I am struggling to find the words to properly describe this book without giving away too much or simply repeating the already existing synopsis. Just prepare to expect the unexpected and get swept away into a world you won’t want to soon leave. I am so excited to get my hands on the next installment!

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Renegade (The Mercenaries Series Book 1) by Raven White – Review by Liz Vrchota

Renegade (The Mercenaries #1)Renegade by Raven White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have never read anything by the talented Raven White prior to seeing Renegade. However, when I saw this cover and read the blurb and a few teasers I knew I had to find out what story this book held. I am glad that I picked it up and will be checking out the rest of the series now as they come. I had a few things that were somewhat confusing while I read this book, but I found that the writing became more structured and easy to follow as the book wore on. This made me struggle with my rating and gave it a good solid four stars. I just would like to see a cleaner flow in the next book so I will keep an eye out for that one.

The storyline is fairly simple revolving around a friends to lovers/ love at first sight concept. It was predictable as far as romance novels go but I don’t think that was the true beauty in this one anyway. The scenes, world-building and the sexy swagger really made this book all it is. I found myself fanning my face several times as I read about the sexcapades our two main characters embark on. Whew! So expect that romance, heat, and kink, to be hot and spicy. Make sure that is your cup of tea before reading as well. I loved this factor, so for me it was not a problem. Like I said this is book one in the Mercenaries Series so there will be more and I’ll be right there for it ready to see what will happen next!

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Loving Jake (Almost Perfect Series Book 1) by Lisa Lanay – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Loving Jake (Almost Perfect Series Book 1)Loving Jake by Lisa Lanay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Loving Jake (Almost Perfect Series Book 1) by Lisa Lanay is a book I absolutely loved. I literally locked myself in a room to not be disturbed while reading. I got lost in the pages, the story for me flowed and the characters are simply amazing they are relatable and very well developed. This is my first read by this Author but definitely not my last. Jake and Kimberly both of them at times frustrated me to the point where I wanted slap them but at other times they both pulled at my heartstrings. Kimberly is Greg’s sister and he is Jake’s friend which means she was off limits, but she has been in love with him since forever and everyone knew it . Jake is back in town to take care of his grandfather . He’s ata friends party and is in need of a place to stay. So he ends up at Kimberly’s ( Kim) house. There is no denying the attraction between these two, but his past is keeping him from moving forward. These two hook up and definitely raises the temperature in the room. Can he leave the past where it belongs and move forward? Can these two have a future together? Can they help each other? Find out what happens next in this absolute must read Book that I can’t recommend enough. I can’t wait to read Zane’s story next.

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Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Sheri Schrader

Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3)Fire & Ice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fire & Ice by Phoebe Alexander is the third book in the Spicetopia series. Right off this is not for teens due to sexual content! Otherwise, this is a fun series set at an adult theme park. These do not need to be read in order but I have enjoyed the series in the order of the books. Neve Romano, Director of Security, and Enya Moore, Director of Public Relations are called to work together to save the park from sabotage. The only problem is she is fire and he is ice. When they start working together there is some steam started between them.
I enjoy Phoebe Alexander’s books and this is another to the growing list I have enjoyed. If you like a good read with a bit of suspense, some spicy parts this is the book for you.

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Tausha Treadway

RicochetRicochet by Kathryn Berla
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla. This is an awesome young adult, science fiction story. Its the story of 17 year old Tati who doesn’t know her whole world is about to be turned upside down. It begins with her sending off a saliva sample to Ancestry.com and when the sample comes back inconclusive she’s left wondering what is wrong with her. She begins to have convulsions and during these convulsions she sees a tunnel beckoning her and in these tunnels she finds another version of herself. She actually finds there are 3 other versions of herself, Ana who is quiet and shy, Tatyana who is always getting her way and Tanya who is always running from everything and everyone. When these worlds collide the 4 of them have to work together so that they can all survive. This is a fast paced, action story and you have to pay attention because it goes back and forth between characters. I really enjoyed it and I think you will too!

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Darcy’s Caution (Pride & Prejudice & Racecars Book 3) by Zoe Burton – Review by Jonell Collins

Darcy's Caution (Pride & Prejudice & Racecars Book 3)Darcy’s Caution by Zoe Burton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Darcy’s Caution by Zoe Burton was a delightful little tale that just made me feel good. Although the story is about Will Darcy and his charming wife Liz, not far into the story it becomes about so much more. It’s about family. Not just the family you are born with, but the family you choose. As it becomes evident that Liz is in danger, not only does Will take the necessary steps to protect his wife, but you can almost see the circling of wagons, as their close ring of family and friends that are family, close in. This is a third book but it is just fine as a stand alone read. It whets your appetite for more and makes you wonder about the before. I will be reading the previous books and the next in this little series.

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