KYLAND (A Sign of Love Novel) by MIA SHERIDAN

Kyland by Mia Sheridan

SYNOPSIS

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk. 

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

  

Kyland

Jointly reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯ 1/2 Stars

‘Half agony, half hope. Half pain, half ecstasy. Half grief, half joy. Half my downfall, half my saviour.’

When you pick up a new book by Mia Sheridan you pretty much know what you’re going to get; a beautiful written story, a broken and vulnerable male hero with a heart of gold and a sweet and strong heroine as well as a swoon worthy romance set in adversity. Oh and you bet there’ll be tears. Once again Mia gave us just that; yes the formula is reminiscent of previous stories by this Author and there’s a sense of predictability, but….you can’t help but fall in love and have your hearts broken then carefully put back together again.

“I’m not asking you for anything more than you can give. I’m not.”

There’s no question; the brilliance with which Mia Sheridan writes she manages to insert the reader into her world. We see the mountains; we feel the despair and suffering of this small mining town. We smell the lavender whilst tasting the desperation and hopelessness. In some ways the setting and backdrop of her stories almost become the third character.

“What keeps your fire burning?”

“The hope that life won’t always hurt so badly. The belief that I’ll get out of here sometimes – that I won’t be cold or hungry forever. It keeps me going. It’s my fire. It helps me do the things I need to do to survive, and it helps me hate myself less for doing them.”

In amidst the pain and emotional suffering we’ve got Kyland and Tenleigh. They epitomise what Mia writes best; characters who’ve had a hard start in life; who’ve suffered emotionally and not had it easy yet retain their beauty, compassion and survival instinct. Both are struggling yet both are survivors in life.

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”

This story very much felt like a friends to lovers romance of the soul mate variety. It was a beautiful slow build with an intense attraction and a sweet romantic element. The sacrifices made out of love had us in tears and the hope and inspiration had our hearts soaring. A definite recommend from us!

Kyland is a standalone novel in The Sign of Love Series.

 **Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author with thanks.**

Purchase your copy of KYLAND here
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Kyland by Mia Sheridan

   

 BOOKS BY MIA SHERIDAN

Sign of Love

ღ  LEO
 Can be read as a standalone
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 

ღ  LEO’S CHANCE
Companion novel to Leo
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 

ღ  STINGER 
Standalone
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 

ღ  ARCHER’S VOICE
Standalone
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 

ღ  BECOMING CALDER
To be read in conjunction with Finding Eden
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ  FINDING EDEN 
Companion Novel to Becoming Calder
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ  KYLAND
Standalone
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

 

 

Leave a Comment

Filed under Mia Sheridan, Our Reviewers, Pick an Author, Reviews by Gitte, Reviews by Jenny

NEW RELEASE ROUND-UP 19th – 25th JANUARY

WOW! What a week! Did you miss a NEW RELEASE?

Don’t worry, we’ve prepared a round up for you to help choosing your next great read that much easier.

We’ve read and reviewed 5 of these books and they were FANTASTIC!

HAPPY READING!

ღ ღ ღ 

Starndard Romance (Standard Romance #1) by M S WillisSTANDARD ROMANCE – BOOK ONE – FIREMAN EDITION

SYNOPSIS

Have you ever read a romance novel and wondered what it would be like to date one of the heroes in the stories? We’ve all been lost to the beautiful and touching stories, the funny and quirky antics of the characters, and the, sometimes, unbelievable love stories that fill the pages of those books. 

Through the Standard Romance Story series of novellas, I would like you to embark on a quest of what it would be like – in REAL life – to date these heroes. Our main heroine, Jane, is put through the ringer as she fails, and sometimes, succeeds on her own dates with the typical men found in romance literature. 

Each book is a new date with a new man – the REAL man – that is nothing like the characters you read about in books. 

Follow Jane as she dates the standard romance guys in an attempt to find true love: The rocker, the biker, the billionaire, the tattooed bad boy, the firefighter, the lawyer, the vampire, the cowboy, the alpha, the teacher, the movie star, the professional athlete, the fighter and the captor. 

Which one will finally win her heart? 

STANDARD ROMANCE STORY BOOK ONE by M.S. WILLIS
(Reader recommendation)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Standard Romance (Standard Romance #1) by M S Willis

ღ 


Kyland by Mia SheridanKYLAND – A SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL
Standalone


SYNOPSIS

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk. 

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind? 

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS.
New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

KYLAND by MIA SHERIDAN
(Review to come)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU
Kyland by Mia Sheridan

ღ 

Strictly TemporarySTRICTLY TEMPORARY – VOLUME ONE

SYNOPSIS

Just a Small Towne girl…

Raised on fairytales and dreams of true love, Arden Winger left for college with a smile on her face and a happy, hopeful heart. Fast-forward seven years and that small town is behind her, but not the baggage she’s been carrying since she left.

Just a city boy…

It’s not that Exton Alexander had anything against relationships—he just never had the desire to try. Not necessarily jaded, Exton considered himself a realist. Little did he know, the one woman that would change everything was about to rock his world. This Alpha male knows the second he lays eyes on her that Arden is special– now he just has to work past her defenses.

Strictly Temporary is Volume One. Volume Two will arrive in February. Arden & Exton’s story will be resolved in book two- but the temporary series will continue after that with different characters. 

♦ STRICTLY TEMPORARY by ELLA FOX
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Strictly Temporary

 STRICTLY TEMPORARY VOLUME TWO
Releasing in February

ღ 

Withering HopeWITHERING HOPE
Standalone

SYNOPSIS

Aimee’s wedding is supposed to turn out perfect. Her dress, her fiancé and the location—the idyllic holiday ranch in Brazil—are perfect. 

But all Aimee’s plans come crashing down when the private jet that’s taking her from the U.S. to the ranch—where her fiancé awaits her—defects mid-flight and the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. 

With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts. 

As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest. 

Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.

Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden. 

WITHERING HOPE by LAYLA HAGEN
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Withering Hope

ღ 

Three BrothersTHREE BROTHERS 

SYNOPSIS

I grew up with three brothers. They weren’t tied to me by blood, but our connection went beyond genetics or bearing the same last name. Our connection was forged the summer I turned thirteen, the summer my mom ended her life and left me in the custody of John Armstrong, a man I’d never met. Packing all I owned in a couple of boxes, I left the familiarity of the big city and headed west to Red Mountain Ranch, set in a lonely valley outside of Jackson Hole.

Nothing was as it seemed at Red Mountain—it didn’t take long for me to figure that out. John was kind to me but distant, as if he was afraid to let anyone get too close. His three teenage sons had their own devices for keeping love as far away as they could. The eldest distracted himself with cheap relationships that had a shelf-life of one night. The middle son threw himself into the rigor of running a ranch, and the third wielded cruelty and mind-games in his quest to keep people from getting close.

Time has gone by, and I’ve spent those years trying to forget the brother I’d fallen for—the biggest mistake of my life.

Finally, I’ve moved on. Finally, I’m back. But what I didn’t realize was that running away from the wrong brother meant I’d also run away from the right one. The one who’d been there for me all along, waiting in his brother’s shadow for the day I either would or could move on.

But a decade is a long time to wait. Has the brother I should have chosen all of those years ago moved on too? Am I about to discover that my biggest mistake wasn’t falling in love with the wrong brother, but failing to return the love of the right one sooner?

Does unrequited love have an expiration date?

I’m about to find out.

THREE BROTHERS by NICOLE WILLIAMS
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Three Brothers

ღ 

The Line Between (The Line Between #1) by Tamsyn BesterTHE LINE BETWEEN – THE LINE BETWEEN BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

There’s a fine line between love and hate, so fine that you don’t know you’ve lost balance until it’s too late.
I’m not sure exactly when I lost my balance, all I know is that he was to blame.
Dane Winters.
The boy who’d spent most of his life hating me for reasons I never understood.

** ** ** ** ** **

It was no secret that I hated her, but only I knew why.
She was off-limits.
And then our separate worlds collided with one tragedy.
It wasn’t her fault, I knew that, but I wanted her to hurt the way I did, and I needed someone to blame. She was an easy target.
Kennedy Monroe.
The girl I’d picked on all our lives.
And the woman I barely tolerated.
Until the line between love and hate was no longer visible…

*New Adult Contemporary Romance*
*Due to mature content this book is not suitable for readers younger than 18* 

THE LINE BETWEEN  by TAMSYN BESTER
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

The Line Between (The Line Between #1) by Tamsyn Bester

ღ 

Trade Me (Cyclone #1) by Courtney MilanTRADE ME – CYCLONE BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Technology. But when he makes an off-hand comment about what it means to be poor, she loses her cool and tells him he couldn’t last a month living her life.

To her shock, Blake offers her a trade: She’ll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he’ll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations.

But before long, they’re trading not just lives, but secrets, kisses, and heated nights together. No expectations might break Tina’s heart…but Blake’s secrets could ruin her life. 

 

TRADE ME by COURTNEY MILAN
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Trade Me (Cyclone #1) by Courtney Milan

ღ 

Burned (Fever Series #7) by Karen Marie MoningBURNED – FEVER SERIES BOOK SEVEN

SYNOPSIS

It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.

MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger.

When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed.

Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal.

It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil gets blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth. 

BURNED by KAREN MARIE MONING
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Burned (Fever Series #7) by Karen Marie Moning

ღ 

The PrinceTHE PRINCE  - A GABRIEL’S INFERNO FLORENTINE SERIES NOVELLA- BOOK #0.5

SYNOPSIS

The unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery exposes the unsuspecting Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious and dangerous enemy.

Unbeknownst to the Professor, the illustrations he secretly acquired years ago were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in Italy is determined to reclaim his prized artwork and exact revenge on the Emersons, but not before he uncovers something disturbing about Julianne …

Set in the city of Florence, “The Prince” is a prequel novella to “The Raven,” which is the first book in the new Florentine Series Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard.

“The Prince” can be read as a standalone but readers of The Gabriel Series may be curious about the connection between The Professor’s world and the dark, secret underworld of “The Prince.” 

THE FLORENTINE SERIES 

Florentine Series

♦ THE PRINCE – NOVELLA #0.5
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

♦ THE RAVEN – BOOK ONE
Pre Order – Releasing 3rd February 

AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ 

Clouds In My Coffee (Limbo #2)CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE – LIMBO SERIES BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

Parrish Locke has a gift she never asked for; yet is compelled to use for the good of the ‘stalled souls’ that need her help.

This second installment in the ‘Limbo Series’ finds 27 year-old Parrish going to Evanston, Wyoming. She must unravel the circumstances surrounding the 1974 death of a popular teenage cheerleader named Cecily (Cece) Adams. 

All is not what it appears to be, or what the records show. Parrish takes a trip back to the tumultuous 1970′s to re-live the events leading up to Cece’s untimely death.

During Parrish’s episodeshe reaches out to her newly acquainted father, Nick, for support and guidance. Nick contacts an old acquaintance of his who was previously with the FBI and calls in a favor.

That favor brings sinfully sexy Marco Trevani Jr., an FBI agent into the picture and into Parrish’s life. 

One relationship fizzles, and another one sizzles! 

ADULT CONTENT

 THE LIMBO SERIES by ANDREA SMITH

Andrea Smith 1

♦ SILENT WHISPER – BOOK ONE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

♦ CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE – BOOK TWO
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ 

The UntouchablesTHE UNTOUCHABLES – RUTHLESS PEOPLE BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

One Secret. Multiple Casualties.

Everything Melody Callahan has ever been told about her past is a lie. Her father lied. Her husband lied. But like all secrets…they come out. Not only is her mother, Aviela, alive but she won’t stop until she tears down everything Liam and Melody have spent the past year building. 

With a new target on their back and the media now focused on their family as the Presidential election approaches, Liam and Melody must fight on two battlefronts. Melody is torn between being in love with Liam and wanting to kill him for lying to her. Being in love and showing love are two different things in her world. Liam wants to do anything to protect his family even if that means hurting the people he loves. 

Family is everything… but what happens when they’re out for your blood? Everything they have been through is nothing compared to what is coming…

Warning: This book contains adult language and subject matter including graphic violence and explict sex that may be disturbing for some readers. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Purchase THE RUTHLESS PEOPLE SERIES here

JJ McAvoy

 RUTHLESS PEOPLE BOOK ONE
(Our 5 Star Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

 THE UNTOUCHABLES BOOK TWO
(Our 5 Star Review
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

 AMERICAN SAVAGES BOOK THREE
Release Date: 19th March 2015 – Pre Order Links
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ 

Strange MagicSTRANGE MAGIC – PART ONE

SYNOPSIS

Billy Blade is a hardworking, hard living, razor sharp musical force. Mysterious behind his dark shades, the rough around the edges Texan mesmerizes with his haunting harmonica and tantalizes with his dangerous looks and smooth country charm. His latest album is topping the charts. He’s the newly crowned King of the Bacchus Krewe. He’s definitely living the rock star dream.
Exotic Creole beauty Thyme Bellerose couldn’t be more content. She has it all. An adoring grandmother. A handsome Tulane medical student beau. A satisfying job in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Her life is as rich as the ice cream she creates. She’s got everything under control.
But control is an illusion. Dreams can turn into nightmares. And now during Mardi Gras, otherworldly powers stand ready to shape their destinies in ways they could never imagine.
Shadow and light. Magic and mystery. Reality and myth. All come together in a place where rules bend and lines blur. Even those between life and death.

Please note: This is Part One of a Two part novel. It does NOT stand alone.

STRANGE MAGIC SERIES by  MICHELLE MANKIN

Michelle Mankin 1

♦ STRANGE MAGIC – PART ONE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

  ♦ STRANGE MAGIC – PART TWO
Pre Order – Releasing 5th February
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ 

Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire ContrerasKALEIDOSCOPE HEARTS
Standalone

SYNOPSIS

He was my older brother’s best friend. 
He was never supposed to be mine. 
I thought we would get it out of our system and move on. 

One of us did. 
One of us left. 

Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me. 
He broke my heart last time. 
This time he’ll obliterate it.

KALEIDOSCOPE HEARTS by CLAIRE CONTRERAS
(Reader recommendation)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras

ღ 

Love Hurts (Caged Love #1) by Mandi BeckLOVE HURTS – CAGED LOVE BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

Even when she won’t fight for us, I’ll go to war for her… 

Inside the Octagon, I have no fear. I’m at home, in my element, inflicting pain onto men trained to hurt me just as badly. Making them submit, knocking them out, maiming them, because it’s them or me. And I choose them. 

Outside the Octagon, my only weakness is a five-foot-two, classy as fuck woman that I’ve loved for most of my life. She’s the one that brings me to my knees, fills my arms, my heart, and one day soon, my bed. She makes me reckless. Volatile. I drink too much and try too hard to fuck my way out of feeling—all because of her.

Frankie De Rosa is my girl, my best friend. I haven’t earned her yet, but I won’t stand by and let anyone take her from me. She will be the greatest fight of my life, but she’s worth the battle. 

Love hurts, but anything worth having does, right?

I’m Deacon “The Hitman” Love — Welcome to the Cage.

LOVE HURTS by MANDI BECK
(TB Bookclub Recommendation)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Love Hurts (Caged Love #1) by Mandi Beck

ღ 

She Writes Love by Sandi Lynn

SHE WRITES LOVE
Standalone

SYNOPSIS

Two lives, two losses, and one meeting that changed their lives forever. Learning to move on and love again isn’t always easy.

Paisley

The circle of life. It’s something we all know about but are never truly prepared for the unexpected. The unexpected that comes out of nowhere. No warning, no heads up, nothing. Just God giving us pure bliss and happiness and then taking it away in the blink of an eye. When you think of people dying, you think of the old who have fully lived their lives. You don’t think about the younger people who have just begun to build their future, nor do you think about the children that have just begun to live. It’s cruel and it’s unwanted. It leaves us devastated and to the point where we feel we can’t go on. It leaves a hole, an empty space in our hearts that stay with us until we heal. We all heal eventually, right? As the days go on and the years pass by, we never forget the ones we lost and we never forget the pain they left behind. But we do manage to feel somewhat normal again, maybe not completely, but we have no choice. For me, losing my husband to a massive heart attack on our one year wedding anniversary, and at the age of twenty-eight, was something I didn’t think I could ever heal from. The emptiness, the loneliness, the numbness, and the need to just get through the day was overwhelming. My name is Paisley Logan and this is my story.

Ben

Life. Full of surprises, disappointments and heartache. It’s strange how we live life with certainty. We’re certain that we’ll find the love of our life, get married, have children and live happily ever after. No one is ever prepared when a life threatening illness hits. We’re so busy living our daily lives that we don’t think about such things. I was naïve until my wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer and passed away less than a year later. I’m angry. She was the love of my life and we’d only been married five years. We wanted to start a family, and it’s when she had trouble getting pregnant that she was diagnosed. I’d never lost anyone before. I’d never experienced death. I felt like God was playing a cruel joke on me. How could he bring her into my life and then take her away so young. Even the best laid plans in life get altered. Mine did. Everyone kept telling me that time will heal all wounds, but this is a wound that would never fully heal. Trying to get back to the normalcy of life was exhausting, so I didn’t try anymore. My name is Ben Preston and this is my story. 

SHE WRITES LOVE by SANDI LYNN
(TB Bookclub and Reader Recommendation)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

She Writes Love by Sandi Lynn

ღ 

Beautifully Insightful by K C LynnBEAUTIFULLY INSIGHTFUL
Standalone

SYNOPSIS

EMILY MICHAELS

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Like you never fit in, or you weren’t good enough? This is how I have felt for as long as I can remember. 

I see the world differently than everyone else, I feel everything differently and I reflect on life differently. And being different in my world is not a good thing.

I live in a place that’s divided between the rich and the poor, the beautiful and the unbeautiful, the prestigious and the mediocre. I have always belonged in the first category, because my father was the Governor of Georgia. 

Growing up around people I could never relate with, my life had always been lonely, that was until my senior year when I met the one boy who would change my life forever. A boy who my parents would never approve of because he didn’t come from money or the same social class. He rode a motorcycle, had tattoos and was considered to be from the wrong side of the tracks. Yet he was still envied by many.

Ryder Jameson was someone who every guy feared, and one who every girl wanted to be touched by. He didn’t do attachments, or have friends… until me. And for the first time in my life I finally felt like I belonged. When I was with him, my different didn’t feel wrong or ugly. He made me feel beautiful- insightfully beautiful. Then one day my world came crashing down on me, and it would be six years before I’d once again see the boy I fell in love with.

RYDER JAMESON ~ 

After working my ass off I am given the opportunity of a lifetime, and if I pull it off I will be the youngest FBI agent to run one of the biggest undercover operations in history. Only the case that gets thrown in front of me leads me back to the one place I swore I would never return to, and to the only girl who’s ever mattered to me. 

Except Emily Michaels is not the same girl I left behind. She still looks the same, she’s still beautiful inside and out, but there’s one thing that’s very different about her, one very big thing, and it’s something I didn’t think was possible.

Ryder and I come from a world where politics separates us and wealth defines us, but even after all this time we will not let it divide us. 

Here is our story. 

BEAUTIFULLY INSIGHTFUL by K.C. LYNN
(Comes highly recommended by a few readers)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Beautifully Insightful by K C Lynn

ღ 

Seducing Desting (Fae Chronicles #4) by Amelia HutchinsSEDUCING DESTINY – FAE CHRONICLES BOOK FOUR

SYNOPSIS

Less than six months ago my life was twisted and flipped on its side. Things have changed so much I barely recognize myself anymore. 

I am no longer an Enforcer. 

I am no longer a Witch. 

I no longer hate the Fae. (For the most part) 

And the sex-on-a-stick-gorgeous-Fae? He isn’t really the Dark Prince. 

No, he is the father of my children and with the babies on the way, the land dying and the Mages closing in; alliances will have to be formed if we are all to make it through the war that is coming to our front door.

Between warring Gods and Goddesses, how are any of us supposed to win?

THE FAE CHRONICLES SERIES by AMELIA HUTCHINS

 Fae Chronicles Covers

♦ FIGHTING DESTINY – BOOK ONE
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

♦ TAUNTING DESTINY – BOOK TWO
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

♦ ESCAPING DESTINY
(Our Review)
 AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

♦ SEDUCING DESTINY – BOOK FOUR
(Review to come)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ 

The Consequence of Sin by K A RobinsonTHE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN
STANDALONE

SYNOPSIS

 When the sun disappeared, the world was cast in shadows, hiding the evil that lay in wait. When it was dark, I hunted. The shadows caressed my body as I did things I could never do in the light of day.

Eighteen-year-old Bree Bowen has spent her entire life training and working as one of her father’s assassins. Fear has kept her and her best friend, Wes, under her father’s thumb—until now.

When Wes takes matters into his own hands, securing Bree a new identity and a plane ticket to America, he gives her the one chance she’s been desperately seeking.

Learning to live a new life isn’t easy. Add in her new roommate, Reid, who just happens to be a stripper, and things start to get a little crazy. Falling for a man has never been part of her plan, but she can’t seem to stay away from Reid.
When Bree’s past comes crashing back into her life, secrets that she’s fought to keep hidden are revealed, and she’s forced to choose between Reid and the life she could have with him, or Wes, the one man who has always loved her unconditionally.

Regardless of her choice, she must learn the consequences of sin.


THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN by K A ROBINSON
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

The Consequence of Sin by K A Robinson

ღ 

Mayhem (Mayhem #1) by Jamie ShawMAYHEM – MAYHEM BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can’t stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus.

On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He’s soon failing miserably, and, on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn’t recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student—a far cry from the beautiful, mysterious “Peach” he met at his concert.

During a wild weekend on tour with the band, Rowan can’t help falling for the sweet guy buried beneath Adam’s rocker persona. Yet she knows she could never compete with the girls constantly throwing themselves at his feet. She’d just end up hurt … again.

Peach is all Adam thinks about, though, and when Rowan realizes this, she has a decision to make: stay just friends to protect her fragile heart … or reveal the truth about the night they met and admit she’s fallen completely, hopelessly in love with him. 

MAYHEM by JAMIE SHAW
(Love the sound of this one)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Mayhem (Mayhem #1) by Jamie Shaw

ღ 

Post Break Up Sex (Copperline Series #1) by Sibylla MatildePOST BREAK UP SEX – COPPERLINE BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

*** Mature Content; Strong Language; Strong Sexual Content with m/f, m/f/m, and a taste of f/f/m***

She was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. Pure class. Old money. I never stood a chance… until she broke up with her dickhead of a boyfriend and went off the rails.

Brannon Forrester doesn’t expect much from life. He coasts through aimlessly. No real ties. Nothing to hold him back. Hanging out with his best friend, lead singer of a local bar band, he lives for pleasure, out of the spotlight but with all the excess of the band’s small-town fame. After all, why should he be good when the only woman he really wants will never give him the time of day?

Then, one night at an after party, Sophie Buchanan walks through the door. In an attempt to throw caution to the wind and dream out loud, she looks to him as a guide to the wild side. As someone who can show her all the excitement and recklessness her world has been missing. He plunges her into a reality of fervent passion… and heartbreaking betrayal.

Their roles have been set. He has only ever been a good time. She has only ever been a pretty face. It would be insane for them to fall in love. But when emotion complicates lust, can the caution of the mind suppress the will of the heart? 

POST BREAK UP by SIBYLLA MATILDE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Post Break Up Sex (Copperline Series #1) by Sibylla Matilde

ღ ღ ღ 

Be sure to check out our up to the minute

COMPREHENSIVE UPCOMING RELEASE LISTS HERE.

 This list has all Goodreads/Pre Order Links to make choosing that next book even easier for you. We’ve done all the hard work for you!

HAPPY READING

LOOK WHAT’S STILL TO COME IN JANUARY

JANUARY PRE ORDERS IN RELEASE DATE ORDER 

(Click on book  cover to take you to Pre Order Links)

 ✯✯   More January Releases – Not Available for Pre Order ✯✯

26th Kick (Savage Saints MC) by Carmen Jenner || Goodreads Link
27th – Mendacious by Beth Ashworth || Goodreads Link
26th – Wings Over Poppies (The Over Series #2) by J A Derouen || Goodreads Link
27th – Just let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3) by S R Grey || Goodreads Link
27th – Monster Stepbrother by Harlow Grace || Goodreads Link
28th – Three, Two, one by J A Huss || Goodreads Link
28th – Two Truths and a Lie by Ashley Stoyanoff || Goodreads Link
The Line Between by Tamsyn Bester || Goodreads Link

Leave a Comment

Filed under New & Upcoming Releases, Weekly Round Up News at TB

CRAVING RESURRECTION (The Aces MC #4) by NICOLE JACQUELYN

Craving ResurrectionSYNOPSIS

Poet and Amy’s story…

Patrick Gallagher’s future was mapped out—and it didn’t include Amy Henderson or the IRA.

She was everything he’d never wanted. Too young. Too naïve.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t help but be fascinated by the girl who took refuge in his old bedroom, staying with his mum more often than not.

She looked like a Renaissance painting and argued like a solicitor. He couldn’t resist her, and before long, he didn’t even want to.

Instead, he loved her unreservedly… then he married her.

But he couldn’t have prepared for what happened after.

Actions, no matter how large or how small, have consequences—and when the IRA comes knocking, he’s sucked into a life that he’d never anticipated.

Choices were made.

Hearts were broken.

Trust was shattered.

Lives were lost.

Through it all, he loved her.

It was a love that spanned decades.
Epic.
Intense.
Unquestionable.
Unbreakable.

♥  ♥

Craving Resurrection

Jointly Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯✯ highly emotional stars. 

‘Poets wrote sonnets about her type of beauty.’

What can we say about Craving Resurrection; honestly we’re quite lost for words and if you read our reviews regularly you‘ll know that this doesn’t happen often. We do tend to go on a bit. We just weren’t prepared for everything that was Craving Resurrection.

“Sometimes, the things we need don’t make sense to anyone else. That doesn’t mean you’re wrong to need them.”

What we do have to say, of which we are sure, is expect the unexpected. This instalment is unlike any of its predecessors insofar as themes, storyline and main characters are concerned. It’s incredibly unique, diverse, highly emotional and incredibly bloody sad. We agonised, cried and our hearts swelled with love and if nothing else we wholeheartedly applaud Nicole Jacquelyn as we think this story took guts and tears to write. We can imagine her sitting at her desk drawing deep from within herself crying tears as she wrote. Yes, that is how much sadness we truly felt over this story. Poet and Amy’s story will pull at your heartstrings; it will make you angry, frustrated, and heartbroken and it will make you believe in soul mates and true love despite everything working against that very fact.

‘I instinctively knew that nothing could hurt me when Patrick was there. It was when he left that bad things happened.’

We go back to the beginnings of Patrick and Amy in rural Ireland. Two youngsters brought together by a caring neighbour and Mum. Amy; according to Patrick:

‘She was everything – messy and emotional and pragmatic and snarky and possessive and beautiful – and I couldn’t go another day without making her mine.’

Amy to us was strength. She was fierce and fought tooth and nail in cruel and violent adversity. Amy was a survivor. She was passionate and loving, pure goodness. She was a woman who loved and lost with forgiveness.

‘Christ, hadn’t she figured it out yet? I’d continue to hold her as long as she’d allow it.’

Patrick was a man misunderstood. A man who made mistakes. A man who’s skills and knowledge was quashed by outside forces placing him in situations beyond his control and comprehension. Patrick loved with all his heart but was ultimately a man of honour and responsibility no matter how misguided. Patrick ultimately had a good heart.

‘I loved him, I didn’t think that would ever change, but I couldn’t get past the fact that he’d ruined my life.’

The journey is harrowing and albeit it a hard read at times due to overuse of Irish vernacular it was nevertheless spell-binding and compelling reading.

‘I understood that everyone made choices that they later regretted, some large and some small. It was human to get it wrong, to not see the larger picture until it was too late. But I didn’t know how to reconcile that with the decisions I’d made.’

A story of love, loss, guilt and missed opportunities that absolutely pulled at our heartstrings. Craving Resurrection can be read as a standalone. Nicole Jacquelyn has become a 1Click author for us and this book only cemented our opinion of her talent. It’s certainly one we’ll be talking about for quite a while. A definite recommend from us both.

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author for an honest review**

Purchase THE ACES MC SERIES here

Nicole Jacquelyn

CRAVING CONSTELLATIONS – BOOK ONE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

CRAVING REDEMPTION – BOOK TWO
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

CRAVING ABSOLUTION – BOOK THREE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

CRAVING RESURRECTION – BOOK FOUR
Releases 26th January – Pre Order Links
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

 

Leave a Comment

Filed under Nicole Jacquelyn, Our Reviewers, Pick an Author, Reviews by Gitte, Reviews by Jenny

THE PRINCE (A Gabrielle’s Inferno – The Florentine Novella #0.5) by SYLVAIN REYNARD

The Prince
SYNOPSIS

The unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery exposes the unsuspecting Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious and dangerous enemy.

Unbeknownst to the Professor, the illustrations he secretly acquired years ago were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in Italy is determined to reclaim his prized artwork and exact revenge on the Emersons, but not before he uncovers something disturbing about Julianne …

Set in the city of Florence, “The Prince” is a prequel novella to “The Raven,” which is the first book in the new Florentine Series Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard.

“The Prince” can be read as a standalone but readers of The Gabriel Series may be curious about the connection between The Professor’s world and the dark, secret underworld of “The Prince.” 

♦  ♦ 

The Prince Collage

Jointly Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

✯✯✯✯ Stars

‘If he could be said to have a lover, her name would be Florence.’

So we had two different perspectives going into The Prince. One of us has read the Gabriel’s Inferno trilogy; the other hasn’t. Therefore, this was a great test as to whether The Prince could be read with new eyes all things considered seeing as Gabriel and Julianne feature. The result; yes it can as both of us were equally intrigued and a tad confused at the same points. For the readers who fell in love with this couple, this new journey is even more special. Both of us were mesmerized!

The Prince is our introduction to The Florentine series in the form of a prequel set in the stunning Florence, Italy. One of the most beautiful and historically poignant places, truly magical in her artistry, musical and poetic romance. The setting, coupled with the absolute emotional beauty of Sylvain Reynard’s writing sealed it. Flawless and stunning – poetic and magnificently interwoven.

“We try to touch the stars, but we always fall back to earth.”

Not all is as it seems when our Professor Emerson and our beautiful Julianne attend an unveiling at a gallery in Florence. They are being watched by the powerful enigma that is The Prince of Florence. The immediate mystery shrouding his character in an otherworldly veil was compelling and also puzzling. This Prince is there to rectify a crime carried out against him when his artwork was stolen over an age ago and has now resurfaced in the unsuspecting hands of Gabriel Emerson. The formidable dark Prince wants his illustrations back and rightly so, by any means possible against the culprit. As one of the most feared and dangerous men from the underworld this will come through revenge, violence and possibly a broken heart. Not necessarily in that order; though you feel he is just in his methods and actions.

‘Too many human beings hoped their deeds would cover their sins and save them.’

So; throw in assassination attempts from other parts of the underworld wanting a revolt which The Prince must fight, a stolen illustration, our much loved couple, a hidden illness and intriguing drama and we’re all set up for the first book in this series, The Raven. We can’t wait to get stuck into this series properly as we were left wanting and needing more. Sylvain Reynard knows how to entice, compel and wow his readers, no question.

“Nothing feels as good as this. This is my glimpse of transcendence.”

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the publisher for an honest review**

Purchase THE FLORENTINE SERIES here

Florentine Series

THE PRINCE – NOVELLA #0.5
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

THE RAVEN – BOOK ONE
Pre Order – Releasing 3rd February 

AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

♦  ♦ 

PURCHASE GABRIEL’S INFERNO SERIES here

Gabriel's Inferno

GABRIEL’S INFERNO – BOOK ONE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

GABRIELE’S RAPTURE – BOOK TWO
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

GABRIELE’S REDEMPTION – BOOK THREE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

 

Leave a Comment

Filed under Our Reviewers, Pick an Author, Reviews by Gitte, Reviews by Jenny, Sylvain Reynard

WITHERING HOPE by LAYLA HAGAN

Withering Hope

SYNOPSIS

Aimee’s wedding is supposed to turn out perfect. Her dress, her fiancé and the location—the idyllic holiday ranch in Brazil—are perfect.

But all Aimee’s plans come crashing down when the private jet that’s taking her from the U.S. to the ranch—where her fiancé awaits her—defects mid-flight and the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts.

As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest.

Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.

Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden. 

Withering Hope

Jointly Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯1/2 Emotional Stars

“Every person means the world to someone. That makes us vulnerable, but it also makes life a gift. I had no one who could give me that gift. Now I do.”

Well wasn’t this story a surprise and a half! We were really looking forward to getting stuck in after being intrigued by the synopsis. Aimee is on her way in a private jet to marry her best friend Chris on a holiday ranch in Brazil. Sadly, disaster strikes when the jet crashes into the depths of the rainforest taking Tristan – the pilot and Aimee with it.

“I used to believe that the experiences life throws at us shape us. Now I think that it’s the way we cope with what life throws our way that shapes us.”

Aimee plans everything in her life, but this was one situation no one was prepared for. A rescue seems nowhere in sight and with the dangers of the unknown perils of the jungle; how long will any hope of survival last? Whilst the desperation, the angst, betrayal and the terror is at a high; a sudden protective love of the soul mate kind emerges.

‘Being on the brink of losing everything had the remarkable power of setting me free.’

Fighting for survival in the jungle brings fighting for the truth; self – realisation and discovery as well as true love and the journey is fraught with a passionate intensity and building emotions. Whilst ‘practical and sensible’ Aimee fights with her conscience she realises she cannot deny her truth. And Tristan, the stoic quiet force of a man who has a secret past and hidden feeling learns to open up and trust. Well, the beauty and the pure romance shone in the latter part of Withering Hope.

‘Tristan slipped into my soul the way mist travels in the forest after the rain: unseen, unstoppable, and ubiquitous.’

“You don’t need anyone. You’re like a star, Aimee. Stars shine from within. They don’t need anything else.”

So we have to be honest and say that we really struggled with Layla Hagen’s writing style in the beginning. Due to the significant lack of dialogue, the pacing and almost statement like sentences as well as being told the story rather than feeling a part of it, well, we just didn’t connect nor did we feel much of the emotion displayed by the characters Tristan and Aimee.  At one point we were even sadly thinking of putting it aside for another day as it seemed we hadn’t actually really learnt anything about our characters which ultimately prevented us to feel anything for them or feel involved in the story…..

“Because I’ve found something here I’ve never had before. Hope. You gave it to me. And I have you here. You’re more than I’ve ever had, and more than I’ll ever wish for.”

Then…..THEN…..everything changed somewhere around the halfway point. It actually became so incredibly intense and emotional we had tears leading to complete ugly crying which lasted long after finishing.  The story became utterly captivating and so powerful an alarm could have gone off next to us and we’d be shushing it so we could finish reading. We cannot express how utterly amazed we were with how a story that wasn’t wow-ing us became everything we love. It grabbed us and demanded for us not to give up; experience and understand just how much love, pain and devotion it had to offer. And it did and we felt it! So, we say to you, if you feel like us and struggle please…please keep going because we promise you, you will fall just like we did. Aimee and Tristan’s love will burrow deep into your heart.

“I’m not a star,” I whisper. “I’m a satellite rotating around you. You’re the star. I need your light to shine.”

**Reviewed honestly from an ARC copy provided by the author, with thanks.**

♥  ♥

Purchase your copy of WITHERING HOPE here
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

Withering Hope

Leave a Comment

Filed under Layla Hagen, Our Reviewers, Pick an Author, Reviews by Gitte, Reviews by Jenny