Freebie Sunday: June 23rd, 2019

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Romance

Beauty and the Professor (A Modern Fairy Tale Duet Book 1) by [Warren, Skye]
Ethan (The K9 Files Book 1) by [Mayer, Dale]
Hilariously Ever After by [Reid, Penny, Hunting, Helena , Aston, Jana , Hibbert, Talia, Kent, Julia , Nix, Susannah , Hart, Emma , McGee, Kayti, Martin, Annika]

Mystery

Snapped: A Gripping FBI Thriller (An Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Book 1) by [Sutter, C.M.]
Sei Thrillers (Books 1-3) by [Hutchinson, Ty]
The Girls Across the Bay (The Knox and Sheppard Mysteries Book 1) by [O'Brien, Emerald]

Suspense

Next Door (A Chloe Fine Psychological Suspense Mystery—Book 1) by [Pierce, Blake]
Heartbeat (Morta Fox Book 1) by [Hoxa, D.N.]
What Happened at the Lake by [Williams, Phil M.]

Thriller

Panic at the Pier (A Whodunit Pet Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by [McCoy, Mel]
What Happened to Lori Book 1: Genesis (Mind-Blowing Twist Thriller Duology) by [Konrath, J.A.]
When the Water Runs Out: A thriller - America needs it, Canada has it by [Canford, David]

Young Adult

The Viking's Chosen (Clan Hakon Series Book 1) by [Loftis, Quinn]
Above the Star: The 8th Island Trilogy by [Chute, Alexis Marie]
The Shadow Reader (A Shadow Reader Novel Book 1) by [Williams, Sandy]

Fantasy

Early Years (The Beginning After The End Book 1) by [TurtleMe]
Playing with Monsters: Playing with Monsters by [Hutchins, Amelia]
Chromed: Upgrade: A Cyberpunk Adventure Epic (Future Forfeit Book 1) by [Parry, Richard]

Science Fiction

The Back Door Man by [Buschi, Dave]
The Last Firewall (Singularity Series Book 3) by [Hertling, William]
Plague Wars: Infection Day: The First Trilogy: Three apocalyptic sci-fi technothriller adventures (Plague Wars Series Book 12) by [VanDyke, David, King, Ryan]

Women’s Fiction

To Get Me To You: A Small Town Southern Romance (Wishful Romance Book 1) by [Nolan, Kait]
Love to Go (Take a Chance Book 5) by [Warren, Nancy]
Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel (The Beach House Hotel Series Book 1) by [Keim, Judith]

LGBTQIA

Underestimated Affinities: Cover Option 1 (Wings Series) by [Scarcella, Matthew]
Underestimated Affinities: Cover Option 2 (Wings Series Book 1) by [Scarcella, Matthew]
Quill Me Now (The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 1) by [Price, Jordan Castillo]

Horror

From Cellar to Throne: Zen's Quest for Immortality 8: The Blood Condensation Pill (From Cellar to Throne: Zen's Quest for Immortality Series) by [Reader, Mobo, Jie Tuo, En Chi]
Mosquito Man: An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller (World's Scariest Legends Book 1) by [Bates, Jeremy]
The Girl in the Sand: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (Violet Darger FBI Thriller Book 3) by [Vargus, L.T., McBain, Tim]
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Book Blitz: Asylum II by Sian B. Claven @sianbclaven @Shalini_G26

Asylum II

Blurb:

For cop killer Bradley Walker, pleading insane was the easiest get out of jail free card he ever played. Left in the hands of the cops to decide
where he is sent, he is dropped off at an Asylum in the middle of
nowhere. All is not as it seems and Bradley is left questioning his sanity when the orderlies, nurses and doctors all around him appear more insane than the patients.


Excerpt:

A few minutes later the door opened, and a rather severe looking man entered. He seemed flustered and busy as if this was the last task he wanted to do but had to do it anyway.

“Dr Brock,” he said gruffly, and Bradley instantly picked up on the foreign accent.

“You’re German. I want an American doctor,” he said quickly. “I don’t want no Nazi German touching me.”

“I am no Nazi,” Dr Brock said, sitting across from Bradley. “I am here to evaluate whether or not you are insane and therefore belong here.”

“I still want an American doctor.”

“Unfortunately, cop killers do not get to decide who treats them,” Brock said, opening a notebook and making notes. “Now tell me about your childhood. Was it particularly traumatic?”

“I’m not telling you anything,” Bradley said. “Bring in that other doctor – the fat one.”

“Dr Wellbottom is far too busy to see to any patients,” Brock scoffed and sat back. “You can either speak to me honestly, or you can spend the rest of the day in your room while I notify the courts you are mentally sound and able to go to prison.”

Bradley glared at him. “Fine! Whatever!” he blurted, like an errant child. “So, Doctor B, what do you want to know?”

“Well, I need to know about your past and present, so I can justify your presence here to the court.”

“I killed a cop, I am insane.”

“Being a murderer does not make you insane. It makes you a murderer. Now, tell me about your childhood.”

Bradley sized him up, but before he could say anything further the doctor stood.

“You’re wasting my time; time is precious. I’ll have you sent to prison.”

“Wait!” Bradley exclaimed. “I’ll answer your stupid questions.”

The doctor scowled at him before he sat down again. “Tell me, what was your relationship with your mother like?”

“I don’t know, I guess you’d call it normal,” Bradley said. “She would take me out for ice cream and stuff whenever my father was drunk and disorderly.”

“Was your father abusive?”

“Yeah, he was. More to my mother than to me, but the bitch had it coming, always back-chatting him and trying to tell him what to do and how to do it.”

“And you think it is normal behaviour to hit a woman who has an opinion?”

“Women are the lower sex.” Bradley leaned back. “Their purpose is to breed and feed and open their legs, and to shut their mouths except when servicing their men.”

“I see.” The doctor scribbled notes, and Bradley shifted in his chair, feeling uncomfortable. “Now tell me, when you first felt the thirst to murder?” the doctor asked, looking at him curiously.

Before Bradley could answer, there was a knock at the door.

“Come in,” the doctor called, and in walked a quiet-looking man, dressed in the same clothes Bradley wore.

Bradley could only assume he was a patient here.

He walked over to Doctor Brock and whispered, “She has a fever and infection. Come see.”

“I’m afraid my work calls me, Mr Walker,” Doctor Brock said, standing up and closing the file. “We will continue this conversation another time. Cecil here will have the orderlies take you to the day room. Do behave.”

It was a warning more than a request, and the doctor swept out of the room, his lab coat billowing behind him as he rushed out.

Bradley watched as Cecil went in the opposite direction, no doubt to tell the orderlies the fine doctor’s instructions. Bradley would be grateful to be out of the cuffs, at the very least.

Author Bio:

Hailing from Johannesburg South Africa, Sian B. Claven has enjoyed stories for all her life, whether she was reading them or making them. She has written for as long as she can remember, but Ensnared is the first book she decided to publish. Moving towards writing more for the horror / paranormal thriller genre, Sian has subsequently published the first two books in The Butcher Books series, Tatum and Kallista. When Sian isn’t thinking of ways to terrify people, she enjoys writing science fiction stories, poetry and rather long and gushy birthday wishes. When she isn’t working on her writing you can find her knitting, scrapbooking, reading, or playing Xbox. Sian previously reviewed for The Blithering Bibliomaniacs and still reviews in her private capacity. She clearly doesn’t know what the words rest and relaxation mean, at least not in the traditional sense.

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Freebie Sunday: June 2nd, 2019

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Romance

Sapphire Nights (Crystal Magic Book 1) by [Rice, Patricia]
His Best Friend's Sister (Devil's Rock at Whiskey River Book 2) by [Gaddy, Eve]
This Daring Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 6) by [Beller, Misty M.]

Mystery

I Have a Secret (Sloane Monroe Book 3) by [Bradshaw, Cheryl]
Where There's a Will: Inspector Stone Mysteries #1 by [Carver, Alex R]
A Secret to Die For (Books to Die For Book 6) by [Houston, Richard]

Suspense

Ever Strange (Legal Magick 1) - Paranormal Romantic Suspense by [Woods, Alisa]
Merciless by [Winters, W., Winters, Willow]
The Truth in My Lies by [Smoak, Ivy]

Thriller

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1) by [Pierce, Blake]
The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One) by [Pierce, Blake]
The Back Door Man by [Buschi, Dave]

Young Adult

Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon Book 1) by [Krout, Dakota]
Let Me Fall by [Foster, Lily]
Warrior Mage: Chains of Honor, Book 1 by [Buroker, Lindsay]

Fantasy

Real Men Howl (Blackwood Pack | Paranormal Werewolf Romance) (Real Men Shift Book 1) by [Kyle, Celia, Maddix, Marina]
Age of Night: Book One to Three by [Sage, May]
The Knight's Secret (The Mage Conspiracy Book 1) by [Bardwell, Jeffrey]

Science Fiction

Breaking Gravity by [Walters, Mitty]
Interest (Final State Book 1) by [Gaughen, Kevin]
Transmission (The Invasion Chronicles—Book One): A Science Fiction Thriller by [Rice, Morgan]

Women’s Fiction

Dazed & Divorced: Laugh out loud romantic comedy chick lit (Rom-Com on the Edge Book 1) by [Scott, Carol Maloney]
Seduce Me Sweetly (Heron's Landing Book 1) by [Morland, Iris]
Slow Burn (Into The Fire Book 2) by [Croix, J.H.]

LGBTQIA

Bearly Rivals (Bears of Southoak Book 1) by [Morgan, Kayci]
Unbroken Bond - 01: Aidan coincidentally meets the prince by [K, Sasi]
Quill Me Now (The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 1) by [Price, Jordan Castillo]

Horror

99 Stories of Blood on the Wall: A collection of 99 word horror stories by [Cathy, Kevin]
Turn The Other Way by [James, Stuart]
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Books 1-3: Three complete novels by [Bryan, JL]

Freebie Sunday: May 19th, 2019

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Romance

This Daring Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 6) by [Beller, Misty M.]
Unchained: Blood Bond: Parts 1, 2 & 3 (Volume 1) (Blood Bond Saga) by [Hardt, Helen]
Click Date Repeat Series Box Set (Click Date Repeat, Click Date Repeat Again) by [Farnham, K. J.]

Mystery

Murder On Display: A riveting, stand-alone murder / mystery that keeps you guessing until the shocking end (Greek Island Mysteries Book 4) by [Christodoulou, Luke]
Die Noon (Goodnight Mysteries Book 1) by [Sax, Elise]
Bad Monday by [Lawrence, K P]

Suspense

Bedrock: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by [King, Britney]
The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One) by [Pierce, Blake]
Speak No Evil (An Oyster Point Thriller Book 2) by [Crosby, Tanya Anne]

Thriller

Darknet (Cyber Series Book 2) by [Mather, Matthew]
No Shelter - Holly Lin #1 (Holly Lin Series) by [Swartwood, Robert]
Fear Has a Name (The Crittendon Files Book 1) by [Mapes, Creston]

Young Adult

Boy in the Mirror (The Infinity Trials Book 1) by [Duperre, Robert J.]
Mageborn (The Mageborn Saga Book 1) by [Edmondson, Dayne]
Transmission (The Invasion Chronicles—Book One): A Science Fiction Thriller by [Rice, Morgan]

Fantasy

Age of Night: Book One to Three by [Sage, May]
The Palace of Lost Memories (After the Rift Book 1) by [Archer, C.J.]
Crescent Calling (The Crescent Witch Chronicles Book 1) by [R Taylor, Nicole]

Science Fiction

The Breakers Series: Books 1-3 by [Robertson, Edward W.]
Qualify (The Atlantis Grail Book 1) by [Nazarian, Vera]
Interest (Final State Book 1) by [Gaughen, Kevin]

Women’s Fiction

Kitty Confidential (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 1) by [Fitz, Molly, Press, Sweet Promise]
Engaging the Boss (Heirs of Damon Book 3) by [Adams, Noelle]
Gusty Lovers and Cadavers: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 2) by [Tan, Anne R.]

LGBTQIA

Chase Me Home (Bridge to Abingdon) by [West, Tatum]
Quill Me Now (The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 1) by [Price, Jordan Castillo]
Chance To Bloom by [Hunter, Dillon]

Horror

Turn The Other Way by [James, Stuart]
Emma Frost Mystery Series: Vol 1-5 by [Rose, Willow]
Dark Water (Cooper M. Reid Book 1) by [Napier, Barry]

Weekly Wrap Up: May 5th, 2019 through May 11th, 2019

Clicking on the link under Books I’ve ReadNetGalley Haul,and Email Haul will take you to Goodreads.

Clicking on the link under Books with Published Reviews will take you to Amazon.

Clicking on the link under Freebies I Scored (which were free at the time I got them.) will take you to Amazon, BookFunnel, or Prolific Works (I will say which one next to the title).


Books I’ve Read:

I Know You

Into the Shadows

Books with pending reviews:

Books with published reviews:

Little Darlings—review here

Into the Shadows—review here

A Safe Place—review here

Sunset Beach—review here

Then Came You—review here

Welcome the Little Children—review here

The Scent of Murder—review here

No Other Duke But You—review here

No Feelings Involved—review here

The Roads to Damascus—review here

NetGalley Haul:

A Highlander Walks into a Bar

The Duke Is But a Dream

Email Haul:

The Rumor

Fairy Ring: Changeling of Janderelle

Bending the Rules

The Woman He Knows

The Bridge of Little Jeremy

Freebies I Scored (Free at the time of posting. Check the price before buying!!):

Giveaways/Contests I entered:

Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

The Scent of Murder—Blog Tour

No Other Duke But You—Blog Tour

No Feelings Involved—Blog Tour

Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Freebie Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Little Darlings

4 Stars

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Date of publication: May 10th, 2019

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Where you can find Little Darlings: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

“Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman andGrimms’ Fairy Tales.

Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some of our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking―and rechecking―your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.


My review:

Laura swears that she was attacked in her hospital room, shortly after the birth of her twins. She is written off as a tired, new mother when the police are involved. Her husband and the doctors think that she is imagining things. When she gets home, things start to get worse. She starts seeing that woman outside of her house. Again, she is written off as being a tired new mother. Then she takes the twins out for a walk in a park. Where they disappear. The twins are found shortly after being reported missing. But Laura swears that there is something different about them. She needs to bring her boys back. How is she going to do that? Are the myths and legends about changelings to be believed? Or is Laura suffering from a form of postpartum psychosis?


I couldn’t wait to read Little Darlings. From the reviews that I have read, the book was going to be fantastic. So, when I finally got around to reading, I was excited. Little Darlings has earned every bit of praise that has been thrown its way. When a book has me wondering which end is up, it is good!!

I wish that I hadn’t put it off. This book is that good. It is also super creepy. The bit of folklore that the author chose to put at the beginning of each chapter only added to the supernaturalness of the book. I loved it!!

What I also liked is that I didn’t know what was true. Was everything that Laura was experiencing real or in her head? That is what I loved the most about this book. The author did a great job of putting up both sides. And then she does a fantastic job of letting you make your own conclusion at the end of the book. Like I mentioned above, I love it when a book can keep me guessing about what actually happened. Even after it was over.

The end of Little Darlings sent a chill up my spine. Not going to get into it but let’s say that enough doubt is cast that I wondered what happened. The epilogue (well, I wouldn’t quite call it that) was what made me think. It also made me sit and think for a while after I finished the book.


I gave Little Darlings a 4-star rating. This was a creepy book to read. The characters were relatable. The plotlines were fast paced and well written.

I would give Little Darlings an Adult rating. There is no sex. There is violence. There is language. There are triggers. They would be postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis, and cheating. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.

I would reread Little Darlings. I would also recommend this book to family and friends.


I would like to thank Crooked Lane Books for allowing me to read and review Little Darlings.

All opinions stated in this review of Little Darlings are mine.

**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**


Have you read Little Darlings?

Love it? 

Hate it?

Meh about it?

Let me know!!!

Freebie Sunday: May 5th, 2019

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Romance

Something New (Lone Star Match  Book 3) by [Ryder, Megan ]
I Will Always Love You (The Gentileschi Sisters Book 1) by [Shay, Kathryn]
Crushing on Kate (A Red Maple Falls Novel, #2) by [Paolo, Theresa]

Mystery

Savannah Martin Mysteries Box Set 1-3: A Cutthroat Business, Hot Property, Contract Pending (Savannah Martin Mysteries Boxset Book 1) by [Bennett, Jenna]
Arsenic in the Azaleas (Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 1) by [Mayer, Dale]
Eye for Revenge by [Bradshaw, Cheryl]

Suspense

Tormentor Mine: A Dark Romance by [Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima]
Girl in Trouble (An Alex Mercer Thriller Book 1) by [Claflin, Stacy]
The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One) by [Pierce, Blake]

Thriller

After: The Shock (AFTER post-apocalyptic series, Book 1) by [Nicholson, Scott]
Dark Return: A Leine Basso Thriller by [Berkom, D.V.]
Suitcase Girl: SG Trilogy Book 1 (Abby Kane FBI Thriller 7) by [Hutchinson, Ty]

Young Adult

Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7] (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) by [Proust, Marcel]
Lewis Carroll : The Complete Collection (Illustrated) (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) by [Carroll, Lewis]
Herman Melville: The Complete works (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) by [Melville, Herman]

Fantasy

The Green Knight (Space Lore Book 1) by [Dietzel, Chris]
Rogue, Prisoner, Princess (Of Crowns and Glory—Book 2) by [Rice, Morgan]
Karma (Karma Series Book 1) by [Augustine, Donna]

Science Fiction

Croc's Return (Bitten Point Book 1) by [Langlais, Eve]
HADRON Dark Matter: (Book 1) by [Arseneault, Stephen]
Wolves of the Northern Rift (A Magic & Machinery Novel Book 1) by [Messenger, Jon]

Women’s Fiction

Wish Upon a Shell (Lighthouse Point Book 1) by [Correll, Kay]
River's End (River's End Series, #1) by [Davis, Leanne]
Big Shot (A Book Boyfriend Novel 1) by [Phillips, Carly, Wilde, Erika]

LGBTQIA

Locked In by [Bates, Aiden]

Austin (Man Up Book 1) by [Stevens, Felice]
Dead in the Garden: A Romantic Cosy Mystery (Grasmere Cottage Mystery Book 1) by [Donovan, Dahlia]

Horror

Ghost of a Chance (Chintz 'n China Book 1) by [Galenorn, Yasmine]
20 Masterpieces of Fantasy Fiction Vol. 1: Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Tarzan of the Apes...... by [MacDonald, George, Carroll, Lewis, Baum, L. Frank, Chesterton, G. K., Barrie, J. M., Lindsay, David, Howard, Robert E., Bulgakov, Mikhail, Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Dickens, Charles, Dunsany, Lord, Malory, Thomas, Twain, Mark, Ruskin, John]
Turn The Other Way by [James, Stuart]