This started out slow for more me but as I got more involved, it really picked up for me. I enjoyed the elemental magic as well as the competition and strategy. There were several plot twists which really helped keep the hook that initially piqued my interest. This book felt like others I have read in this genre but with its own unique twist. I read this with the mindset of the target audience and I think that is what helped me feel connected when reading it. Overall worth the read.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Trish Annhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTrish Ann2021-11-10 19:48:252021-11-11 08:31:34The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L. Moody – Review by Trish Ann
I love books like this one. I read the first one and fell in love with the Pierce Brothers. This story was no different. I really loved Luke and the way he go Nadia to turn around. Nadia bothered me in the first story as Chelsea’s best friend. This story I got to understand her a little more which made her come around for me a little more. If I didn’t enjoy the story and Luke as much as I did, I would have probably only given it 4 stars since it really took a lot for me to get around Nadia’s attitude and almost immaturity. The back and forth between Nadia and Luke was fun to see unfold as renovations went on. I hope that there will be more in this series with the other Pierce brothers.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Trish Annhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTrish Ann2021-11-08 21:05:462021-11-09 14:32:57Spoilsport (Pierce Brothers Book 2) by Belinda Williams – Review by Trish Ann
Stenographer Lauren Besoner can’t catch a break! In the second book of this series, Lauren gets into another murder investigation when she fears the wrong person may be on trial. This book brings more secrets and more suspense. An added complication: the judge is her ex-husband…How does he fit into this crime?
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Carrie Rowlandhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCarrie Rowland2021-11-08 19:51:332021-11-09 14:30:46Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Carrie Rowland
I have never read a book quite like this one! Lauren Besoner is a court stenographer who is trying to start fresh after a recent divorce. She soon finds herself accused of murdering a local judge. In a page-turning whodunit, author Merissa Racine kept me thoroughly engrossed with secrets and reveals. I love, love a smart female main character!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Carrie Rowlandhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCarrie Rowland2021-11-08 19:22:122021-11-09 14:26:25Silent Gavel (A Crawford Mystery Book 1) by Merissa Racine – Review by Carrie Rowland
Wow! What a novel!! This book really draws you in. The characters Talise and Aaden were amazing. They really draw you into their stories of magical suspense! Their twists and turns in their relationship keeps you wanting to know more. Kay L Moody wrote an amazing novel and I can’t wait to read the next one to find out what suprises lay ahead on this quest!! Definitely a must read and I’ve recommended it to close friends!! Can’t wait to see what they think of it!!!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Lindsay Peckhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLindsay Peck2021-11-06 18:19:502021-11-06 22:41:45The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L. Moody – Review by Lindsay Peck
I give this book 5 stars!! I absolutely loved reading this and cannot wait for the next one!!! You can visually see each page as it unfolds, it just sucks you in and you can’t put it down. From page one the detail and the thrill of the action taking place is captivating! A must read and a must share!!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Lindsay Peckhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLindsay Peck2021-11-06 18:06:162021-11-06 22:40:36Twilight’s Curse (Twilight Realm Series Book 1) by K. M. Wray – Review by Lindsay Peck
There is great chemistry between CC and Reese. This was a good mix of romance with life lessons along the way. It gave a good picture of why it is important to not let the past hold you back from moving towards your future. I liked the part that Emmie and Carlos played in the story and the setting was a bonus for the story. This was a cozy Christmas read for sure. I would definitely read more by this author.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Trish Annhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTrish Ann2021-11-05 20:18:442021-11-06 21:35:59Cross-Country Christmas (A Silver Buckle Brides Romance) by Laurie Lewis – Review by Trish Ann
I absolutely enjoyed this book! I loved the chemistry between the two characters from the moment they met until the end. While I guessed parts of the story (which annoyed me yet I understand that Lauren did not), I found it really well put together. I felt at times that some of the immature/mature behaviors between Mark and Lauren got in the way of the flow even though I understand as a reader why they were built that way. I appreciated the arc their relationship had and I liked the way their outside friendships/relationships played a part in their development, too. I would definitely read other books by this author.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Trish Annhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTrish Ann2021-11-05 20:07:572021-11-06 21:35:23The Groomsman (Unexpected Series – Book 2) by Marina Hanna – Review by Trish Ann
Rock Me To the Top was a phenomenal read. I love how you could feel the push and pull of the characters emotions. The love of 2 best friends and whether or not they should take it further. Victoria Zak did a phenomenal job illustrating the story, how their relationship grows, with her words. If I didn’t have 3 kids to take care of I would never have put the book down. It definitely had me in all my feels. I honestly can’t wait to read book 2.
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This is the 1st book in the Embrace Tomorrow series. This is a Contemporary Romance novel and is 384 pages in length. This story follows Will in his cancer battle. He is battling one of the roughest forms of cancer. After 2 rounds of chemo, he has had enough and signs a DNR. Tori is a psychologist who visits with terminal patients. She certainly did not expect to meet someone as handsome as Will, and soon feelings develop, and sparks fly. Will there be another tomorrow for them?
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Heidi Schoolmanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngHeidi Schoolman2021-11-04 12:38:222021-11-05 06:25:38Come Back Tomorrow (Embrace Tomorrow Duet Book 1) by Amy Argent – Review by Heidi Schoolman
An MM Romance with more than meets the eye, Fate, Frankincense and Funerals was a quick, cute read. If you are a fan of fated mates, shifters and MM romance, definitely give this one shot. It was a pleasant journey discovering the whole truth behind the events of the story. My only complaint is that I wish I had more time to spend with these characters. Acheron and Errapel were definitely two MCs to route for. I am keeping my eyes open for a continuation to this story, hoping to get a growth arc for Acheron and a push for change in the society they live in. Carissa’s story was also intriguing and I am excited to see how that would affect things. Here is to hoping there is a sequel!
I can not express how happy and how much joy I felt as I read this book. I do choose to walk the path of being Pagan, and this book had wonderful excerpts of spells and magical things I could add to my way of life, so that was beautiful to me, and I found there was a lot of good neat things for me!
I find more than ever we need to find that spark or that magic in our daily lives. Before the pandemic I did and am Pagan. A book as this with ideas how to find those moments of magic were very enlightening to me, I am going to have to get a paper book copy of this to high light and mark pages for myself, as there was a lot of beneficial things in this beautiful book with a magical cover!
Besides the ideas and spells which I really wanna try them all out, I loved the author wrote her experiences to her way of life, living magical, and magically in life to the fullest each day. always found it interesting and breathtaking how people choose their path! Besides all that, I also enjoyed how its empathized (as I always try to live with my mind set) to live well within yourself! You matter and the earth and the elements are all around you, but no matter what kind of life you live, keeping yourself as well as your soul well is vital especially in todays world! This was a calming fulfilling book to read for me!
Again I am someone who walks the path of being magical. Sometimes life happens though and my energy is literally brought down, this book gave me wonderful reminders to why I walk my path, and extra and new ideas and such I can do to add to my days to make the magic bright and shiny as well. If your someone curious on magical living, or even like me who walks the path, I suggest you read this book! You may learn new things, and find these things are the sun you never knew you needed!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Lorrene Huismanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLorrene Huisman2021-11-02 14:20:502021-11-02 20:16:13Practically Pagan – An Alternative Guide to Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Lorrene Huisman
I usually love fantasy but am not really into horror so I was interested to see how the author added that to the genre. I think that darker aspect was done really well. However, this is more of a series of short stories related to a single event called the ‘Rupture’, which I didn’t realise going in and was very confused. Although I like short story collections, I found it difficult to connect with the characters and there wasn’t really enough about the Rupture itself to really learn any details about it. I also found the world-building almost too descriptive and I would have preferred much more dialogue and action. Having said all that, I did enjoy the writing and that seems promising for the rest of the trilogy. Overall, a unique dark fantasy read.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Netania Limhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngNetania Lim2021-11-02 07:54:112021-11-02 20:04:26Ashes of Aldyr (The Obscured Throne Trilogy Book 1) by Russell Archey – Review by Netania Lim
Luke (Default Distraction Book 4) by A. S. Roberts
Please, please, please let there be a next generation of this series. I love these guys and I’m so not ready to say goodbye to Default Distraction.
I loved all of the guys but I think Luke may be my favorite. Was it his back story? Maybe that has something to do with it but there was something about him that made me love him just a bit more than thenother guys.
Nikki is almost as amazing as Luke but for totally different reasons. She had a who cares what people think attitude and it was a perfect fit with Luke and the boys.
I don’t know if I could gave enjoyed this book or series more than I did and I will keep my eye out for the kids stories one day. 🤞🤞🤞
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Robin Rankinhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngRobin Rankin2021-11-02 06:25:542021-11-02 20:03:09LUKE (DEFAULT DISTRACTION #4) by A. S. Roberts – Review by Robin Rankin
The action continues with Scott and Zelda in book 3 of the series. If you thought the first two were full of twists and turns, buckle up because this book has you in for a bumpy ride! I would highly recommend reading the first two books before attempting this one, as there is a lot of backstory that will add to the emotion of this one. Overall a very good addition to the series, though definitely not for the emotionally faint of heart!
If you enjoyed book 1, you will definitely enjoy this one as well! It continues with our favorite characters from Peaceful Slumber, Scott and Zelda, but follows new characters this time around. While you don’t have to read the first book to follow this one, it definitely adds to it. Like the first, there are many twists and turns that you won’t see coming! It’s another enjoyable read that I would highly recommend!
This book uses a somewhat common theme – the ability to communicate with and see the dead. However, it spins this theme into an unexpected romance, and it works better than you would think! I enjoyed this easy read, especially how the two characters, Scott and Zelda, developed throughout the books. Both had satisfying stories and character growth, and there were twists that I definitely didn’t expect! There were times that I thought the book was over and questions were being left unanswered, but all the loose ends were tied up by the end! I would definitely recommend this book!
No Way Out: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance (Mafia Elite Book 1) Amy McKinley
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but it sounded interesting.. I’m trying to Branch out of my normal reads just to mix things up so this was a great suprise. Its a really good with alot going on… It kept me hooked till the end… You won’t regret reading it!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Erica Baneshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngErica Banes2021-11-01 18:32:002021-11-02 19:15:19No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Erica Banes
Spoilsport (Book 2) By Belinda Williams The second in this series and is just as good as the first! I found myself falling into this story and it’s characters. This isn’t my usual genre to read but I still loved it… It’s a good easy read I think anyone would love.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Erica Baneshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngErica Banes2021-11-01 18:24:432021-11-02 19:13:41Spoilsport (Pierce Brothers Book 2) by Belinda Williams – Review by Erica Banes
This is the second half of the series from KG Fletcher. I was just as satisfied with this book as I was with the first. The characters are just as unique here, and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat. We start right where the last one ended. Phillip decides to follow Kat into the future and potentially get his happily ever after. Brand new identity to avoid anyone realizing he’s a time traveler? Check. An altercation with Spencer AGAIN? Check. Surprises that cause everything to go wrong more than once? Check. I have read multiple time travel novels. I stayed away from them for a long time out of fear that they would all have the same premise and not keep my attention. I am so thankful that these books crossed my path and will gladly be reading any and everything that I can get my hands on by this author. If you’re looking for something that will keep you engaged from page one until the very end, these are most definitely the stories for you. If given the opportunities and challenges they were given, what would you do? Grab both halves of the story today! You will not be disappointed!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Tamisha Janayhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTamisha Janay2021-11-01 17:45:182021-11-02 19:07:37Love’s Reverie (The Stardust Duet, Book 2) by KG Fletcher – Review by Tamisha Janay
Blood Oath (Mafia Elite, book 2) by Amy McKinley. I love Amy McKinley so I was super excited to read this book and I was not disappointed! Just beware you won’t want to put it down. Its the continuing story of Enzo and Sofia who have known each other for a long time. They are both involved in the Mafia lifestyle so they have a lot in common but when tragedy strikes they are split apart. Sofia has moved on and is now doing her dream job of designing clothes. Enzo knows that he has always put Sofia in danger but has done everything he can to protect her. Now Sofia is told she is in danger again. Sofia has always been in love with Enzo and she will do anything she can for him. Will their love tear each other even further apart and will they end up paying for it with their lives? Read Blood Oath to find out! I can’t wait for the next book!
href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43732590-luke” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”>Luke by A.S. Roberts My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In this book Luke needs a nanny for his daughter and Nikki needs a job. Nikki becomes Luke’s nanny. Nikki and Luke feel an instant attraction for one another. Luke struggles with his abandonment issues. Overall a good romance story. I liked Nikki as a character. This is the first book I read in this series. I might go back and read the others.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Nikitahttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngNikita2021-11-01 14:57:232021-11-02 07:27:13LUKE (DEFAULT DISTRACTION #4) by A. S. Roberts – Review by Nikita Lesperance
Cross-Country Christmas (A Silver Buckle Brides Romance) by Laurie Lewis. I loved this story. Its a great romance to get you in the mood for the holidays! Its the story of CC Cippolini who has taken a job driving a fancy car across country. She is more than ready to leave her hometown of Chicago and her past behind. When she crashes into a handsome rancher’s fence and ends up having to stay with him things change quickly. Reece Brockbank found CC in the middle of his fence in a fancy car he takes care of her like no one ever has. When CC turns Reece’s home into a Christmas Wonderland he has new feeling he’s never had before. He sees in her something that is missing from his life and now its right in front of her eyes. Will CC be able to put her past behind her and let down her guard for Reece? Read Cross-Country Christmas to find out! I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Tausha Treadwayhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTausha Treadway2021-11-01 14:51:152021-11-02 18:44:45Cross-Country Christmas (A Silver Buckle Brides Romance) by Laurie Lewis – Review by Tausha Treadway
This is the third book in the series. I have enjoyed all of the books so far. I really liked getting to see more of Zelda and Scott’s relationship. We learn more of how Zelda feels about not being able to see ghosts. This was a pretty heavy book with all that goes on during it. I cried because I felt bad for Zelda and Scott. Overall a good series with an interesting theme.
Spoilsport (Pierce Brothers Book 2) by Belinda Williams. This is such a fun series! This book was so good. Its the story of Nadia Alvarez who loves men but doesn’t want a relationship at all. Nadia’s new house is a money pit so what she really needs is a repairman. She had a guy that could fix her house but she made the mistake of having a one night stand with him. Luke is a divorced dad and a builder who is very serious about everything in life. He can’t get the dark haired beauty out of his thoughts but he knows she doesn’t want a relationship and that’s what he wants. He’s trying hard not to obsess over her but he can’t control it. Nadia tells him he can fix her house but he needs to not mention their one night stand at all! Will Luke be able to knock down her walls and get her to try at a relationship? Read Spoilsport to find out. This book can be read as a standalone but its much better reading the first one!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Tausha Treadwayhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTausha Treadway2021-11-01 14:41:262021-11-02 18:43:40Spoilsport (Pierce Brothers Book 2) by Belinda Williams – Review by Tausha Treadway
I read this series in less than a week, back to back, I couldn’t put it down! So. Many. QUESTIONS! Of course, I loved it (can I note that I am not normally a huge paranormal fan, but Barrett has written this series in such a way that it doesn’t have me rolling my eyes for how unrealistic ghost stories tend to be… like, I can actually imagine this all happening to someone as it’s being told. COLOUR ME IMPRESSED!) but I am now impatient for the next installment as there was a teaser at the end and it did its job. It teased. I have been teased. Now I want the book! This installment followed Scott and Zelda again as they went through their lives; their family fuller and happier thanks to the addition of lifelong friends, but of course something is missing. Tragedy strikes, and then it strikes again, and again. They really cannot seem to catch a break. Meanwhile the three-year old little princess is taking everything in stride and their friends are assisting in every way they can. Secrets are revealed, boundaries and relationships are tested, and characters are introduced. Can’t wait for the next book and to see what literary 180 Barrett will take this time!
Good story. I enjoyed the characters of Nick and Allie. Nick is very definition of a good male, great protector, hard on the outside but soft in the inside for only Allie. Their story was adorable and definitely something I wish I could find in real life!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Alex Mohrennehttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAlex Mohrenne2021-11-01 12:03:202021-11-02 16:43:42Tenacious (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 6) by Via Mari – Review by Alex Mohrenne
Red’s Peril Part 1: The Making of an MC Prez (Satan’s Devils MC Vegas #1) by Manda Mellett
4 out of 5 stars I have read quite a few of Manda Mellett’s books in this series and I really loved them. Red’s Peril was slow going in the beginning but it picked up speed ½ wat through. The main character was well written and I loved his way of thinking he is also strong minded and hell bent on the road. We met Red in a few other Satan Devils books he is the president of the Vegas chapter. Book one shows us how and why he became the president and the man behind the name. We watch him grow from a teenager taking care of his family to him on the road with a few twists and turns. I will definatly be reading book 2 because I really want to find out what happened. I just hope book 2 has a greater punch for me… Tracy @tracym
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Tracy Mandersonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTracy Manderson2021-11-01 09:57:462021-11-02 16:43:04Red’s Peril Part 1: The making of an MC Prez (Satan’s Devils MC Vegas Chapter) by Manda Mellett – Review by Tracy Manderson
Fate, Frankincense and Funerals is a novel by Naomi Valkyrie.
The title of the novel caught my attention and I thought it was perfect for Halloween.
Acheron is a Vulture shifter that is shunned by society because of his involvement with the dead. He takes an assignment to go to the city of Mandara. There he encounters Errapel, the nurse that is looking after the soul he is there to assist. Errapel is also the reason he was pulled to the city in the first place. Law states that Vulture shifters are not to take mates so what is Archeron to do? Leave the man behind or fight society’s rules?
I love how Archeron tried to fight his attraction to Errapel at first. Even walked out the room when he suggested they could try. But I had a feeling he would give in eventually.
I really wish this was longer. It ends on a slight cliffhanger so I am hoping we will see these characters and learn more about their future together.
I have read a few books from this author and she always blows my mind. This is the second book in the very addictive Maffia Elite series. This book could be read as a stand alone but there are some previous characters in this story as well. I love a good mafia romance but this author always exceeds my expectations. I was so excited when I got this book I stopped everything and started to read it immediately. I was hooked on the very first page and I couldn’t put it down until the end. I can’t wait to see what this amazing author will write next.
Enzo and Sofia have known each other for a long time. They have been through a lot together since they both live the mafia life. Enzo told Sofia that he would always be there for her but when tragedy strikes they are ripped apart. Sofia is now a clothing designer and she loves what she does. She is approached by someone that says that she is in great danger. Sofia is then pushed into the life she wanted to leave behind but she feels that something is not right. She is face to face with Enzo once again. Sofia still had strong feelings for him but with a target on her back she needs to protect him. Will Sofia find her happy ending or will it be destroyed once again?
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