New Release & Review – Force by M & N Malone @minxmalone @nanamalone

Book & Author Details:

Force by M Malone & Nana Malone
Publication date: 8th August 2017
Genres: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Force.jpgI am the shadow that haunts the night. I am a hunter, a protector…a force for good…I am Jonas Castillo.

For years I’ve existed on the edge of the dark, protecting innocents who can’t protect themselves. Until… her. Jessica JJ Jones. The bane of my existence. A bright light in the dark. The crack in my armor. A loud, argumentative beautiful crack in my armor.

But first, there’s a more immediate concern. JJ is running scared. And to protect her I might have to break the vow I made years ago.

Book 1 of The Force Duet. Book 2, Enforce, will release on 8/29/17

review

Although I enjoyed the Shameless trilogy immensely, I did feel a little short changed by the length of some of the books.  With this, the first of a two parter, at 300 pages, my romantic storyline cravings were at least quenched.

JJ and Jonas.  Where to start?  Their story is, I think, better than Noah and Lucia’s.  The drama felt more organic; more rooted in the narrative, and the attraction between the two, whilst spicy and compelling, always felt like just a sexual response between the two.

Their banter is a stark counterpoint to the more tender and protective elements of the relationship – a relationship which captivated my attention.

Another hit from Malone Squared.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

***M Malone***

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She likes dramatic opera music, staid old men wearing suspenders, claw-foot bathtubs and unexpected surprises.

The thing she likes best is getting to make up stuff for a living.

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***Nana Malone***

Nana’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is. Though, until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find her acting out scenes for hubby, baby and puppy while catching up on her favorite reality television shows in sunny San Diego.

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Review & #giveaway – The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester @michelle_jester @xpressotours

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Book details:

The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester
Publication date: June 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

 

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Devastated by the death of her grandfather, six-year-old Kelly Rodgers barely manages to cope with the profound loss. Already facing issues at school, she finds herself spiraling deeper into despair, when a fateful interaction through the fence in her backyard gives her hope. In the years following, Kelly realizes that life’s tragedies can be dealt with through acceptance; until another series of agonizing events leaves her heart in pieces.

Finding herself thrown into new surroundings, Kelly embraces her life and resolves to never fall in love. That decision is easy to keep until her junior year when she is drawn by an unavoidable attraction to the new guy, tormented James Delaney. The moment he looks up at her and smiles, her body betrays her. And he notices. She is determined to avoid him, but soon Kelly is forced to face the inevitable truth: She doesn’t want to avoid James… and he won’t let her.

Even though tragedy always follows love.


This book is intended for mature audiences due to critical subject matter.
Note: Due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+

review

Although this book is a reasonable length, it was, I felt, quite a quick read.

There is a lot going on, and some difficult issues dealt touched upon, even if those issues weren’t always dealt with in great detail.  For the most part however, the characters’ reactions appeared to be grounded in reality.

The narrative style of the author was a little on the naive side for my tastes, and it is fair to say that it did, at some points feel a bit like religion was being pushed a little too hard.

Overall, I would say that this was a reasonable story – perhaps a vacation read, although it didn’t completely wow me.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

I am a hopeless romantic (I think this is the most important thing to know about me). In addition, I live in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with my husband and high school sweetheart. Together we have a son and daughter.

Throughout my life writing and photography have been my main creative outlets. Especially when I am stressed, I know I can go to either of those things and pour out that anxiety into something good and productive.
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Review – The Silver Bullet (Solis Invicti #4) by Josie Jaffrey @josiejaffrey

Book & Author Details:

The Silver Bullet by Josie Jaffrey
(Solis Invicti, #4)
Publication date: August 5th 2017
Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Silver Bullet“To think of death as a thing of beauty: that’s a threshold you can’t cross twice.”

The truth is out, and Emmy is faced with a choice she dreads: surrender her mortality, or allow her frailty to threaten the nascent society the Silver are building. With exile the only reasonable alternative, she struggles with feelings she can’t define and a duty she’s reluctant to accept.

While the Silver city hangs in the balance, Emmy must remake herself to redeem it and save her friends. Her reinvention forces her to choose sides, threaten alliances and risk becoming like those she fears: inhuman.

The Silver Bullet is the final book in Josie Jaffrey’s Solis Invicti paranormal romance quadrilogy, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London where a deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience.

review

At the risk of repeating myself, I need to preface this review by advising you that this is not a standalone novel.  You absolutely need to have read the first three book in the series before starting this one.

OK.  The review.

I think that this is a series which is an undiscovered gem.  I really do.  I have devoured each installment greedily, and this, the final book in the quadrilogy, was no different.

I confess that I was intrigued to see how Emmy was going to survive.  The solution was well executed, and launches the reader directly into the action from the opening page.

As befits the concluding chapter, this is the best in the series.  Emmy’s vacillations were fewer and the drama once again cranked up. The ever present threat from the weepers is, in some ways, background noise for much of this story, as the narrative steers the reader towards the conclusion through a gamut of experiences.  And it seems that help can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

Reading this series has been a real treat.  I’m so pleased that the climax played out in the way it did.  It didn’t feel like a cop out and if I’m honest, I’m a little sad that there is no more to come.

Just entrancing.

 

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

I have always written stories, but it wasn’t until I started the first book in the Solis Invicti series in 2014 that I really became obsessed with writing. I love to read, particularly where the escapism of the story is enhanced with an element of fantasy or science fiction. For me, writing is simply an extension of that journey, but I get to decide what happens next (though it’s amazing how often the characters seem to decide for themselves what I’m going to write!).

As a new author, I love to hear from readers with their comments and feedback on the books, so please do get in touch through my website or via Twitter.

Thank you for reading!

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