Reviews

Blog Tour: The Not-Outcast by Tijan

4. December 2020
The Not-Outcast by Tijan

The Not-Outcast – an all-new emotional slow burn romance from New YorkTimes bestselling author Tijan is available now!

Cutler Ryder was everything I wasn’t. He was the hockey star. I was an outcast. He was best friends with my stepbrother, that same stepbrother who hated me. His two parents loved him. My mom was a junkie. My dad barely knew me. Years passed. I got my life together. Cut went onto NHL stardom. Then there was a text. I was drinking. There was a party. Cut was there… I loved Cutler Ryder since the first moment I saw him. The only problem? He never knew I existed.

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Excerpt

“Stars. You made me meet them.” I was still seeing them. His eyes. So smoldering. He continued to stare at me, as if seeing me for the first time. I tensed. Maybe he was regretting this? Was my one-night stand a one-night finger banginstead? I tried to stem the disappointment, but… Okay. A girl had coping mechanisms. I could pull mine up, if I needed to. I was hoping I didn’t need to. I didn’t know how I’d handle that either. Then he must’ve made his decision. He readjusted his hold on me, standing back from the door and his mouth twitched. “One rule.”“Yeah?” I was about to see stars again. “Don’t call me dude again.”

About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores. Connect with Tijan:

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Monthly Wrap up

November wrap up: Happy about a great reading month

3. December 2020
November wrap up

So, it’s time again for another monthly wrap up! I’m pretty happy with all my November reads. I had three 5 star reads and two 4 stars in total. So many, many hours of reading fun.

It startet with a re-read of Artful Lies by Jodie Ellen Malpas, followed by book 2 in the Hunt Duology “Wicked Truths“. Both were 5 star reads and I enjoyed every single page! Afterwards I read “Happily Ever After” by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.

At the end of November I read the Crowned series by Amo Jones: “Crowned by Hate” and “Crowned by Fate“. Amo Jones was a new-to-me-author and I am so happy that I picked up her books. This series was dark romance and so twisted, I often thought “WTF” while reading! That was really great. I can only recommend her books, when you’re in the mood for something darker.

Now it’s already December, the year is coming to an end and I’m trying my best to read some more books. But with the upcoming holidays, I’m not quite sure how many I can fit in. I guess, we’ll find out soon enoughin December’s wrap up…

News

Release Blitz: The Not-Outcast by Tijan

1. December 2020
The Not-Outcast by Tijan

Today I’m participating in the Release Blitz of Tijan’s new sports romance novel “The Not-Outcast”. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the book!

The Not-Outcast and all-new angst filled sports romance from New YorkTimes bestselling author Tijan is available now!

Cutler Ryder was everything I wasn’t. He was the hockey star. I was an outcast. He was best friends with my stepbrother, that same stepbrother who hated me. His two parents loved him. My mom was a junkie. My dad barely knew me. Years passed. I got my life together. Cut went onto NHL stardom. Then there was a text. I was drinking. There was a party. Cut was there… I loved Cutler Ryder since the first moment I saw him. The only problem? He never knew I existed.

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KJ1q2S
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/TheNotOutcast
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/3lmAgeM
Add The Not-Outcast to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/37njNSW
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About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

Connect with Tijan

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30oxe0f
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2vreAubFacebook
Reader Page: https://bit.ly/32hsdsq
Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Vx4DpD
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2PyLhwy
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Reviews

Book Review: Crowned by Hate by Amo Jones

28. November 2020
Crowned by Hate by Amo Jones

This year I was able to reduce my TBR a bit. So I mainly read books that have been lying dormant there for years. This why I discovered some new authors whose books really took me by surprise (like Mia Sheridan or Emma Cooper).

Recently I gave another new-to-me-author a chance, after I read about her several times on Instagram and in different reviews. I’m talking about Amo Jones. In retrospect, it turned out that she is also a very good dark romance author (I have to admit, I didn’t know before). So after I read something about the “Crowned Duet”, I downloaded the books directly and started reading “Crowned by Hate” (book 1 in the series) a little later.

Before I tell you why this was a good decision, here is the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

Some would say I have a privileged life. Daughter of the current President of the United States, wealthy, famous, and all things that some girls wish they had.


Only I’d dream of having a simple life. A life where I wasn’t marrying the scariest man I have ever met. Well, I thought I had just met him, but it turns out, there’s so much I don’t know about myself. That’s all thanks to a past so twisted, so warped, that no amount of money, or presidential status could wipe it clean.


I’m the rebel child. Or as some may see it, the disappointment. I’ve never cared about expensive wedding gowns, or how much someone paid for a tailored suit. I don’t care if your wedding dress is from Walmart, or if it’s from some fancy, upscale designer line. So why am I marrying the devil dressed in a thousand-dollar suit?


I’m about to find out how I got here. To marrying one of the most powerful men in the country. The road to finding out, though, is paved with darkness, painted with the blood of innocents, and it leads my ass straight to hell. Only this hell is a multi-million-dollar penthouse suite in New York City where Bryant Saint Royal, sits on his throne.

Well, the blurb sounds pretty “normal”, I guess, but let me tell you this book was definitely nothing as expected. After I finished reading it, I thought “WTF was that???”. I honestly didn’t expect any of this. On top, the book ended on the mother of all cliffhangers, but thank god book 2 was already out and waiting on my Kindle. In “Crowned by Fate” this dark and extremly twisted story of Isa and Bryant continues.

This story takes so many unexpected turns, it’s unbelievable. I don’t want to put any spoilers in here, you have to read it for yourself. But be prepared, some pretty mindfu%#ing things happen…

Reviews

Book Review: Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

28. November 2020
Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

I have a favorite author duo: It’s Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I usually one-click their books without reading the blurb, because it’s a safe bet for me. So I was quite happy to hear, that they had a new book coming up (release date Oct. 20th). After finishing my current read at that time, I started reading “Happily Letter After” at the beginning of November.

Before you’ll get my review, here’s the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

My love story all started with a letter. Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter.  A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.

You see, once a year, my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months. So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far. While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father. 

I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself.  I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally. Like showing up on their doorstep.

As I said before, Vi’s and Penelope’s book usually never disappoint. As was the case with “Happily Letter After”. This book also gets a 4 star rating from me. Sadie’s and Sebastian’s story is just so sweet. There are a few funny coincidences and interesting twists here and there. All in all a very entertaining story that goes straight to the heart.

I can definitely recommend this book if you want to have a relaxed read and just have a good time. I’m looking forward to many more books from my favorite duo. I might pick up their Christmas themed book called “The Christmas Pact”. I’m not quite sure, if I’m already in the right mood for that. We’ll see…

Reviews

Book Review: “The Wall of Winnipeg and Me” by Mariana Zapata

20. November 2020
The Wall of Winniepeg and me by Mariana Zapata

Today’s book review is about my most favorite book ever: “The Wall of Winnipeg and me” by Mariana Zapata. I read it for the first time a few years ago (release date was Feb 28th, 2016). I honestly don’t remember how I came across the book or who gave me the recommendation. Anyway, since reading this book I’ve been an absolute fan of Mariana Zapata and I’ve read all her books. She is called the “Queen of Slowburn” which means she knows how to build up tension like no other. Very slowly.

“The Wall of Winnipeg and Me” is a sports romance novel featuring football star Aiden Graves and his assistant Vanessa Mazur. Let me give you the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.

For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable.

What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?

Well, what can I say? I would give this book an infinte amount of stars, I love it sooooo much! Such a great book! Very entertaining, sweet and charming characters (Vanessa and Aiden) and simply beautifully written. I’m a big fan of sports romance and like stories with athletes – whether football, wrestling, baseball, soccer, I don’t really care. That’s why it wasn’t particularly difficult for me to dive right into the book. A classic case of “I don’t put the book down until I’ve finished.”

I can really, really recommend this book to you. If you’re are romance reader, you won’t regret it!

Bye the way, Aidan and Vanessa have a cameo appearance in Mariana’s latest book “Hands down“.

 

 

 

Reviews

Book Review: “Wicked Truths” – Jodi Ellen Malpas (ARC*)

8. November 2020
Book Review Wicked Truths by Jodi Ellen Malpas

It seems as if one reading highlight follows the other at the moment. Recently I was allowed to read the new book by Tillie Cole as an ARC. And now I was lucky again and received an ARC of the new book by Jodi Ellen Malpas, which will be published on November 12th. “Wicked Truths” is the continuation of Eleanor’s and Becker’s, which started in “Artful Lies” and ended with this giant cliffhanger. I tell you, those were loooooong months of waiting. So I was all the happier when the news came that I was allowed to read the book as an ARC and thus before the official release date.

All right, let’s head back for a second to “Artful Lies” – book 1 in the “Hunt Legacy Duology”. Here’s the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

An irresistible connection, a desire that won’t let go…

When aspiring antiques dealer Eleanor Cole is handed the chance of a lifetime to work for the Hunt Corporation, the renowned antiques dealers, she doesn’t think twice. Only to discover she’ll be working up close and personal with the notorious and insanely irresistible Becker Hunt. He is a man famous for getting what he wants, and Becker wants Eleanor.

But as Becker pulls her deeper into his world, she discovers there’s more to him than meets the eye. And falling for Becker goes from being foolish to dangerous…

So like I said, at the end of the first book there was this terrible cliffhanger and I was wondering how the author was going to turn the story around again and continue after that. And believe me, I was truly not disappointed. JEM is just so good at telling stories and I love her writing style. Of course the action continued with “Wicked Truths”. Here the blurb (and Link to Goodreads):

A desperate passion, a dangerous love story…

Eleanor Cole had no idea that when she met the charmingly irresistible Becker Hunt, she was putting her life on the line. So when she discovers his secrets, escape seems to be her only option – but Becker isn’t ready to let Eleanor go.

She knows better than to fall into his corrupt world again, but how long can she resist when he’s stolen her heart? Eleanor must make a choice, to stay and follow Becker into the heart of the danger…or risk losing him forever!

Becker Hunt is back and this time he’s not letting Eleanor walk away…

I don’t want to spoil the story for you, so my review will not contain any details. Let me just say it this way: The story is just amazing! In many ways: In “Wicked Truths” there are some surprising twists and turns that you don’t really see coming. It’s exciting and thrilling and you finally want to know what’s going on with Michelangelo’s “Head of a Faun”. Someone like me, who doesn’t really know much about art history and old masterpieces, can definitely learn a bit here and there.

On top of that, the chemistry between Becker and Eleanor is just so incredibly good and Becker is a real alpha. So far my favorite book boyfriend of JEM was Jesse Ward, but I think he has got some competition now…

So if you liked Christian Grey, Gideon Cross or all the other Alphas and you are not only looking for a “hot” story but also an exciting and thriling story with depth and drama, then you absolutely have to read these two books. Jodi has definitely met my expectations and I can’t wait to read more of her in the future!

*I was generously provided an ARC of “Wicked Truths” in exchange for an honest review.*

Some download links for you, if you want to preorder now:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/33RGUo8

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3jKDw3V

Nook: https://bit.ly/34D4F2l

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2FfBcTj