Weekly Wrap Up: October 13th through October 19th 2019

Books I’ve Read:

Christmas Angels

Followers

My Best Friend’s Sister

Ice Hard

The Widow of Rose House


Books with Pending Reviews:

Sweet Retribution—review coming September 17th


Books with Published Reviews:

Christmas in Harmony Harbor—Review Here

Sweet Retribution—Review Here

The Widow of Rose House—Review Here

Cilka’s Journey—Review Here

Lethal Nights—Review Here


NetGalley Requests:


Author/Publisher Requests:

Releasing Keanu (Instant ARC from author)

Jesse and The Return of Antheia (author request/not on Goodreads)

Jesse & The Thinkers (author request)

The Angel of Evil (author request)

The Wrongful Death (author request)

The Die of Death (author request)


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz/Cover Reveal:

Winter’s Captive—Book Blitz

Sweet Retribution—Blog Tour

Kingdom of Thorns and Dreams Boxed Set—Book Blitz

Dark Faerie-–Cover Reveal

The Alchemist and an Amaretto—Book Blitz

Samba—Book Blitz

Grayton Beach Dreams—Book Blitz

The Ghost on Firefly Lane—Cover Reveal

Rhodes—Cover Reveal

Kingdom of Darkness and Light boxed set—Cover Reveal

Scorpion Blood—Excerpt

The Widow of Rose House—Blog Tour

Magic Harbor—Excerpt

Alfheim Academy—Book Blitz

To Kill a Fae—Book Blitz

Drowning Lessons—Book Blitz

Winter King—Book Blitz

Seven Letters—Excerpt

Tesoro—Book Blitz


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday


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Book Blitz: The Alchemist and an Amaretto (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 5) by Annette Marie

The Alchemist and an Amaretto 
by Annette Marie 
(The Guild Codex: Spellbound #5) 
Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication date: October 11th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

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Book Synopsis:

As a guild bartender, I can handle pretty much anything—mages, sorcerers, witches, the occasional demon. But show me anything family-related and I’d rather run for the hills. It doesn’t even have to be my family.

So I have no idea why I thought spending the holidays with Aaron’s mom and pop was a good idea.

Meeting his famous parents is already terrifying enough, but I’ve got a bigger problem. Students of his family’s renowned mage academy are being attacked on the grounds—and somehow no one has seen a single assailant? Unexplained tracks litter the nearby woods, rumors of forbidden alchemy are circulating the campus…and Ezra has been acting strangely since we arrived.

Something deadly is brewing in the shadow of Sinclair Academy, and the longer we take to uncover it, the more dangerous it becomes. But no matter the risk, we’ll protect the students.

And Aaron’s parents too, I suppose. If we have to. 


Excerpt:

Ezra stopped, hands on his hips as he surveyed the lazy slope that swept up to the towering manor. “All right. Time for our final sprint.” 

I snorted. “Yeah, uh-huh.” 

“I’m serious. We always finish our workouts with something competitive.” 

Like competitive pushups. I shivered at the reminder. 

“This is the starting line. That tree is the finish. First one there wins.” 

“What’s the prize?” I folded my arms, eyeing the distance. Not that far but not twenty yards either. “You, Aaron, and Kai always bet something.” 

He rubbed the hint of shadow along his jaw. “Winner’s choice, I guess.” 

Ooh, I liked the sound of that. Grinning, I got into a starting position. “You’re on.” 

He took the same position. Clearing his throat, he deepened his voice to mimic a sports announcer. “On your mark. Get set. G—” 

“What’s that?” I gasped, pointing behind him. 

He snapped around to look—and I launched into a mad sprint, arms pumping. Ezra swore and took off after me, but I had a head start. I would reach the finish first and totally win this. 

Right as I drew level with the target tree, hands caught my waist. Ezra swept me off the ground, still running—an impossible feat if not for his inhuman strength. He stopped just past the tree, laughing too hard to hold me up. My back slid down his chest and my feet landed in the grass. 

“I can’t believe I fell for that,” he said breathlessly. “You’re such a cheater.” 

Whirling to face him, I smirked. “I was manufacturing a combat advantage, not cheating. Kai’s been teaching me.” 

“A race isn’t combat.” 

“Maybe I was running for my life.” 

“From me?” He arched a playful eyebrow. “Does that mean you don’t like being chased?” 

“Depends who’s doing the chasing,” I shot back teasingly. 

“Oh? So is it the chase you prefer, or the catch?” 

I tossed my hair with pretend haughtiness. “You think you could catch me?” 

“Pretty sure I already did.” 

My heart did a crazy tumble through my chest and a grin stretched my mouth. I couldn’t hold it back any more than I could stop the blush heating my cheeks. 

“Well,” I began dramatically, spreading my arms as I stepped backward, “do I look—” 

My heel caught on a tree root hidden in the grass. Squealing, I pitched over, arms wind-milling. My back hit the ground, the air punched from my chest, and I blinked dazedly at the overcast sky. 

Damn it. 

Ezra’s face appeared above mine. He crouched at my side, his expression drawn into grave concern. “Tori, are you still with me?” 

I choked on a laugh and whispered, “Ezra? Is that you?” 

“I’m here.” He took my hand and patted it gently. “Just hang in there.” 

I fluttered my fingers. “Everything is growing dark.” 

“Go toward the light, Tori.” 

My eyebrows quirked. “Shouldn’t I go away from the light?” 

“It doesn’t have the same ring,” he decided. “You’ll have to go toward the light.” 

“Toward the light it is.” I waited a moment. “Now what?” 

He took my hands and folded them on my chest in the classic body-in-casket pose—and I lost it. Cackling with laughter, I sat up and checked the grass stain on my elbow. 

“Next time, I’ll make you laugh first,” I promised. 

He grinned as he stood. “You can try.”


Giveaway:

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Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad) with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

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Weekly Wrap Up: September 15th through September 21st 2019

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Books I’ve Read:

The Orchid Throne

The Fixer-Upper

The Grace Year

Rise of the Dragon

As Long As We Both Shall Live

The Wives

Nemesis

The Lost and the Scarred


Books with Pending Reviews:

The Wives—Review coming December 30th, 2019

Steel Crow Saga—Review coming September 24th


Books with Published Reviews:

As Long as We Both Shall Live—Review Here

Nemesis—Review Here

Holding On To Forever—Review here

The Lost and the Scarred—Review here


NetGalley Requests:


Author/Publisher/Blog Tour Review Requests:

The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz (Algonquin Young Readers)

Seven Letters by J.P. Monninger (SMP)


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

The Orchid Throne—Excerpt

Twisted Fates—Book Blitz

A Baby for the Bravata—Cover Reveal

The Call of Death—Cover Reveal

Nemesis—Blog Tour

Relatively Happy—Book Blitz

#Fate—Cover Reveal

Chasing Fireflies—Book Blitz

Good Grief—Book Blitz

Academy of Littles Collection—Book Blitz

A Perfect Mistake—Cover Reveal

B&E Ever After—Excerpt

One Queen of an Ending—Excerpt

Scorpion Blood—Book Blitz

Sea of Darkness—Book Blitz

Merged—Book Blitz

Wall Street Titan—Cover Reveal

Holding On To Forever—Blog Tour

Wire—Cover Reveal

Taming Demons for Beginners—Book Blitz

Dark Water—Book Blitz

Accidental Rebel—Book Blitz

Holding On To Forever—Release Blitz

Rumba—Book Blitz


Giveaways I’ve Entered:

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman—Goodreads


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Catch Up Sunday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Theme Thursday

Weekly Wrap Up: September 1st through September 7th 2019

Clicking on titles under Books I’ve ReadNetGalley Requests,and Author/Publisher Requests will take you to Goodreads.

Clicking on titles under Books with Pending Reviews and Books with Published Reviews will take you to Amazon.

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Books I’ve Read:

The Mercutio Problem

Merlin’s Shakespeare


Books with Pending Reviews:

Merlin’s Shakespeare—Review coming September 7th


Books with Published Reviews:

Styx and Stones—Review Here

The Truth About Cowboys-–Review Here


NetGalley Requests:


Author/Publisher/Blog Tour Review Requests:

The Devil’s Apprentice—Author Request

The Earl of Smugglers’ Cove—Author Request


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

Till I Found You—Book Blitz

Winter King—Cover Reveal

Kingdom Cold—Book Blitz

Pestilence—Book Blitz

Styx and Stones—Blog Tour

Crossed Lines—Book Blitz

Her Rough Ride—Book Blitz

Alpha Bully—Book Blitz

False Series—Book Blitz

Slaying Monsters for the Feeble—Cover Reveal

Dirty Daddies Anniversary Anthology—Book Blitz

Sacrifices—Book Blitz

Deadly Potential—Book Blitz

Styx & Stones—Release Blitz

Billionaire: Seven Sweet Billionaire Romances—Book Blitz

Wrecking Christmas—Cover Reveal

Haunted by You—Cover Reveal

Forbidden Desires—Book Blitz

Confessions of a Sex Kitten—Book Blitz

His Smile—Book Blitz

When Light Shatters—Book Blitz

Blood King—Book Blitz


Giveaways I’ve Entered:


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Catch Up Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Theme Thursday

Cover Reveal: Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized Book 2) by Annette Marie

Book Synopsis:

I’m bound to a demon.

For my entire life, I avoided magic at all costs. Now, I’m responsible for a demon who wields magic more powerful than the toughest mage or sorcerer.

Demons are evil.

That’s what my textbooks say. That’s what I see. He’s ruthless, he’s temperamental, he’s cold. But he protects me without fail. I wonder if he’s hiding a heart behind his hostility.

My demon is a monster.

Heartless or not, my contract with him is illegal and beyond dangerous. Together, we need to find a way to send him back to his own world before anyone discovers our secret. If that wasn’t difficult enough, there’s another problem:

My demon isn’t the only monster I should be worried about.


From the author of The Guild Codex: Spellbound comes a new series that will plunge an unprepared young woman into the darkest magic of the mythic world.


Book and Author Details:

Slaying Monsters for the Feeble 
by Annette Marie 
(The Guild Codex: Demonized #2) 
Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication date: November 1st 2019
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

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Author Bio:

Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad) with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities. 

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