REVIEW: The Artful by Wilbert Stanton

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| Amazon | BN | Curiosity Quills | BLURB New York City, 2025: Everything is changed. The city that never sleeps is now a land of death and decay. A rampant virus has taken over and the survivors have become carriers, quarantined from the rest of the world. Twist and Dodger grew up in the streets, the sewers and underground tunnels – their playground. They aren’t heroes. They just like attention; and stealing meds from the rich and giving them to the poor is their golden ticket. On their latest raid, they unknowingly steal a cure that puts them square between the ailing Emperor of Manhattan and the war hungry Governor of Brooklyn and forces them on a quest into the darkest shadows of their putrefying world. *~* I was up and down on my rating of this one. The beginning was so slow I almost didn’t keep going on. I have 2 ereaders and bookshelves full of books that need read. Still, I pushed on and the action picked up, which made the reading go a lot faster. The characters were ones I never really found myself pulling for or ‘liking’. They were products of their situation and I’m not sure I was supposed to ‘like’ them – but that did make it hard for me to rate it higher.  In the end the pace of the story pulled me in and I did see character growth throughout the story. The world building was good, and set the dark mood of the world they live in quite well. There were unbelievable parts of the dystopian world built, and the technique of everyone stays behind the fence because they’re told to was predictable.  Still, I like how the city has fallen in disarray and the factions are separated. The ending, while confusing, did draw me in and make me curious about the rest of the series, which a good series set up does.  So in the end, I gave it three stars and will keep an eye on the rest of the series. Maybe my rating will change after that 😉 *Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.* Read more »

REVIEW: Wild Nights by Tina Wainscott

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* | Amazon | BN | ARe | Kobo | I almost put down this book after the first chapter. There was too much info dump and a room full of testosterone laced men.  I understand the need to fill in us newbies in the midst of a series (I have not read the first two books) – but I just wanted the meat of the story. I’m glad I didn’t.  Once the heroine finally got in the picture and we got to the meat of the story I got good and caught up in the story.  The sex scenes were setting my kindle on fire and the chemistry between the characters was great! Love how Jennessy saw beneath the surface to realize Sax was only fooling himself into believing he couldn’t be monogamous. | Amazon | BN | ARe | Kobo | Blurb The courageous men of USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott’s Justiss Alliance series never give up and never make a promise they can’t live up to—especially when love is on the line. The only commitment Saxby Cole has ever made is to the SEALs. He follows a long line of Southern charmers who swear monogamy isn’t in their blood. He’s never met a woman who made him want to swear his allegiance—until, while undercover for a Justiss Alliance assignment, he finds a woman who makes him think twice. When Jennessy Shaw’s boyfriend dumps her right before their vacation to a hedonistic Caribbean resort, she goes without him to explore her wild side. Throwing caution to the wind, she propositions Saxby—only to suffer his gentle rejection. When she wakes in Saxby’s room with no memory of the night before, Jennessy discovers his real purpose: to sniff out an operation where women like her are drugged and prostituted to resort guests. She goes from victim to his investigative partner . . . but getting too close to the sexier-than-sin Saxby may be her wildest move yet. Praise for the Justiss Alliance series “Tina Wainscott delivers high-octane suspense and red-hot romance! Full of edge-of-your-seat action and red-hot passion, Wild on You is a souped-up roller coaster of a page-turner.”—Julie Ann Walker, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Black Knights Inc. series “Bad boys breaking rules and hearts and dishing up justice—Tina Wainscott nails it!”—New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard  Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/08/wild-nights-justiss-alliance-3-by-tina.html Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22234180-wild-nights   Author Info USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott has always loved the combination of romance and suspense, because nothing complements falling in love better than being hunted down. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas, Wainscott creates characters with baggage, past hurts, and vulnerabilities. They go through hell, find love, and, at the end, find peace in who they are and everything they’ve gone through. And isn’t that what everyone wants? Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads   Rafflecopter Giveaway ($25.00 Choice Book Seller eGift Card and Loveswept Mug & Tote) a Rafflecopter giveaway Read more »

REVIEW: Ascension by A.S. Fenichel

I have been really excited to bring you this review. I asked to review Ascension on a whim, not even sure what I’d get. In the end, I haven’t regretted it one second.   For me, Ascension receives a good, solid four and a half stars. Belinda is a heroine that made me happy on so many levels. She was strong, self-sufficient, and didn’t take any BS from anyone. In an age when women were supposed to be soft of body and mind, she’d grown hard after an attack by demons exposed her to a world unlike any she’d known before. While her fiance was off fighting in the war, she begins fighting her own war at home & by the time he returns, neither of them are the same. She worries he’d never accept what she’s become and tries to push him away…but can’t deny the age-old burning attraction between them. I loved Belinda. So much. However my true heart belongs to Gabriel. He comes home to a fiancee foreign to him in many ways, but he refuses to let go of his love for her.  When he learns what she’s doing there are so many things you would expect a hero to do–but Gabriel does none of them.  Even though he’s worried for her and doesn’t want to lose her to a brutal death by demon, he supports her need to do so, in fact he joins in the fight. He admits his fears, but supports her anyway. He is the ultimate hero. I love him so much. So very much. I want a Gabriel of my own, can I please? The story lagged for me a little in the middle, but then picked back up, and that’s the only reason for the cutting of half a star. Overall, this has been one of my favorite reads of the year, and I can’t wait to see more from A.S. Fenichel! Blurb When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call.  Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slays a man. Lady Belinda Carlisle’s only concern was her dress for the next ball—until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand. Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever.   Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/08/ascention-demon-hunters-1-by-as-fenichel.html Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22595242-ascension?from_search=true   Buy Links Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ascension-Demon-Hunters-S-Fenichel-ebook/dp/B00MMMGY2M/ref B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ascension-as-fenichel/1120138658?ean=9781616505592 Kensington: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/30949   Author Info A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back. A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story. Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come. Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.   Author Links Website: http://asfenichel.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A.S.Fenichel Twitter: https://twitter.com/asfenichel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5154640.A_S_Fenichel   Rafflecopter Giveaway (Two (2) $10.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Cards) a Rafflecopter giveaway Read more »