Blog Tour, Historical Romance, New Releases

“Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely Tuesday. I just wanted to come here very quickly to share my review of this Historical fiction novel, before I go back to writing. It’s part of a series and I had the opportunity to read the previous books, and you can expect those reviews in the near future. Meanwhile, I will leave you guys with this one.

Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls“, written by Rosie Clark, is a Historical Fiction book, in the Saga genre, book three of the Welcome To Harpers Emporium Series published by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Rosie Clark and Boldwood Booksfor the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls Cover

Hard times ahead for the Harpers girls…

It is two years since Harpers opened in Oxford Street and Ben is planning to expand the premises.

Life is good for Sally and Ben as they look forward to their first child and hope for a prosperous future. Beth is settling into married life with Jack, gradually recovering from her aunt’s tragic death, though still unable to conceive a child.

New girls have joined Harpers and Marion, Janice and Becky all become a part of the daily life at the busy store. Rachel is undecided whether to marry a man she isn’t sure she can trust, while Minnie meets an old love.

The sun is shining in English streets but on the horizon dark clouds gather over Europe and war looms threatening bringing rainy days for the Harpers girls…

Purchase Links – Amazon


About the Author

Rosie Clarke is a #1 bestselling saga writer whose most recent books include The Mulberry Lane series.  She has written over 100 novels under different pseudonyms and is a RNA Award winner.  She lives in Cambridgeshire.

Social Media Links: Website | BookBub | Goodreads | Twitter


My Review

By now it wouldn’t be a surprise that I read and reviewed yet another historical novel, this one in the Saga genre.

I was thankful that I was able to read the previous books in the series before tackling this one and I may have found another author that I will add to my list to keep an eye out for more books. The fact that I read the series in order ended up being for the best. It was such an amazing journey.

Changes keep happening, the characters are taken on an emotional rollercoaster, and have to decided the new step in each moment and each event that takes place. And us, the readers, ended up going with them. Following these strong women on their paths, getting to know them even more, even in this third book.

As we get introduced to new characters, things keep getting exciting. It was as if I was part of the community, of this family. And since it’s the third book, I had some time to understand the amazing and loyal girls, the Harper girls.

We don’t just follow one person or couple, we follow a group of people through their lives and now, with new characters, and news, it was just felt like a new chapter in their lives and my reading journey. Something that may have been because I read book after book, but still, I felt truly emotional about every single one of those women and I just hope there is a forth book coming.

There is a sense of connection while reading this book, it may be because the setting was so realistic, or because it’s not as far back into the past as we may think. But I felt as if I was transported to that moment in time, right beside these characters, and living with them.

Overall, I liked this book a lot, as I did the previous, and I recommend you read it in other so you can fully connect with the story and the characters, as well as get to enjoy the series to it’s fullest potential.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Historical Romance

Promo Post: “A Ration Book Wedding”, by Jean Fullerton

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely day. Today I bring you a promo post, because we should all help out other authors during this time, either it’s buying books or just promoting.

A Ration Book Wedding“, written by Jean Fullerton, is a Historical Romance, forth book in the East End Ration Book Series, and it will be published on August 7th 2020 by Atlantic Books.

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Synopsis

50917477It’s February 1942 and the American’s have finally joined Britain and its allies. Meanwhile, twenty-three-year-old Francesca Fabrino, like thousands of other women, is doing her bit for the war effort in a factory in East London. But her thoughts are constantly occupied by her unrequited love for Charlie Brogan, who has recently married a woman of questionable reputation, before being shipped out to North Africa with the Eighth Army.

When Francesca starts a new job as an Italian translator for the BBC Overseas Department, she meets handsome Count Leonardo D’Angelo. Just as Francesca has begun to put her hopeless love for Charlie to one side and embrace the affections of this charming and impressive man, Charlie returns from the front, his marriage in ruins and his heart burning for Francesca at last. Could she, a good Catholic girl, countenance an illicit affair with the man she has always longed for? Or should she choose a different, less dangerous path?

Pre-Order Link: Amazon US


About the Author

I was born into a large, East End family and grew up in the overcrowded streets clustered around the Tower of London. I still live in East London, just five miles from where I was born. I feel that it is that my background that gives my historical East London stories their distinctive authenticity.

I first fell in love with history at school when I read Anya Seton’s book Katherine. Since then I have read everything I can about English history but I am particularly fascinated by the 18th and 19th century and my books are set in this period. I just love my native city and the East End in particular which is why I write stories to bring that vibrant area of London alive.

I am also passionate about historical accuracy and I enjoy researching the details almost as much as weaving the story. If one of my characters walks down a street you can be assured that that street actually existed. Take a look at Jean’s East End and see the actual location where my characters played out their stories.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Fantasy, Reviews

“Guardiões” Review

Olá Amigos!

Hoje trago a review/critica a um livro que li em conjunto (buddy reading) com a Faith_Strange. Um livro de fantasia que certamente vos irá deixar curiosos.

“Guardiões”, escrito pela Filipa Tadeu, é o primeiro livro de uma série de fantasia, publicado em April 2019 pela Chiado Editora.

Quero agradecer à Filipa Tadeu por me ter gentilmente fornecido o livro. Todas as opiniões expressas nesta review são completamente minhas.


Sinopse

45445211Ter a sua vida virada do avesso nunca fizera parte dos planos de Chris.

Depois de se encontrar rodeada por um vasto e diferente círculo de amigos após se ter mudado para a Califórnia, as palavras Guardiões, Protegidos e Antigos acabaram por se tornar uma constante no seu dia-a-dia. Christina sempre estivera habituada à sua vida típica de adolescente, todavia tudo mudou após conhecer Noel. Misterioso, atraente e reservado salva-a e apresenta-a esta nova realidade onde nada é impossível. Entre conciliar a sua vida familiar com o ter de frequentar duas escolas e ainda permanecer sã, começa a pensar que esta não pode ficar ainda mais estranha. Até os sonhos começarem. No final, acaba por se aperceber que ainda pode haver muita coisa por descobrir sobre a sua vida e especialmente sobre si.

Descobertas, aventuras e mistérios rodeiam esta saga onde nem sempre, tudo é o que parece.

Purchase Links: Chiado Editora | Bertrand | Wook


Sobre a Autora

Filipa Tadeu

Filipa Tadeu nasceu em Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Sempre foi uma amante de livros de fantasia, o que a levou a optar por um curso relacionado com línguas e toda a produção dos mesmos. Frequentou a Universidade de Aveiro onde o seu gosto pela literatura veio a crescer e posteriormente, levou à redação e publicação do seu primeiro livro.

Social Media Links: Goodreads | Instagram


Minha Review

20200502_104736Fantasia sempre foi um dos géneros que mais me cativa. Talvez porque foi com esse género que me apaixonei pela escrita e me voltei a apaixonar por ler. Dito isto, quando vi o livro da Filipa Tadeu fiquei curiosa e adicionei à minha TBR. Assim que surgiu a oportunidade de o ler, entusiasmo e gratidão era o que sentia. E aqui estou eu, finalmente a fazer a review deste livro.

Neste primeiro livro seguimos a Chris e a sua jornada, descobrindo a verdade e da outra faceta do mundo real que afinal esconde fantasia. Gostei bastante dela, e da forma como a autora descreveu a personagem principal, assim como todas as outras personagens que tem um papel mais ou menos importante na história.

Com cada personagem que conhecemos, cada mistério revelado e cada pergunta que surgia, tudo nos levava a questionar o que se passava e o que viria na página ou capítulo seguinte. Esta curiosidade tornou a leitura viciante. E claro, sempre que parecia que viria daquele momento um cliché qualquer, a história reservava surpresas inimagináveis.

20200509_094338Ao longo da leitura fui comentando com uma amiga que estava a ler o livro em leitura conjunta/buddy reading comigo. Muitas teorias formamos, nenhuma delas irei referir nesta review pois não quero dar nenhum spoiler ou tingir as vossas experiências de leitura. No entanto, a partilha de opiniões com esta minha amiga, tornou a leitura ainda mais aliciante, pois tinha alguém com quem debater ideias e emoções.

A dado momento, a história da Chris e dos seus amigos parecia como que uma aventura numa montanha-russa. Entusiasmante, misteriosa, com alto e baixos a nível de ação e drama. Tudo o que tornou ainda mais emocionante a leitura.

A nível geral, gostei bastante da história. Já não me sentia habituada a ler um livro com um feeling de teenager, o que se tornou refrescante e divertido. E agora resta-me ficar à espera do próximo, pois com aquele final… quero imenso saber o que mais acontecerá!


Não se esqueçam de comentar, não sejam estranhos.

Se tem alguma recomendação de livros que acham que deva ler podem enviar uma mensagem usando o formulário na página Contact Me.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“Always Been You” Review

Hello Friends!

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a review of a book that is part of a series whose author you may recognize.

Always Been You“, written by Lasairiona E. McMaster, is the third book in the AJ Williams Series, published on May 9th 2020 by Drama Llama Publishing.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lasairiona E. McMaster for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Always Been You


Synopsis

Always Been You CoverFive thousand miles from his ex, AJ is living with Lisa’s decision to call it quits and leave both him, and Alabama behind. Upon hearing that Lisa is moving forward from their engagement with a new (and handsome!) doctor-boyfriend, AJ is confused and broken at the idea of facing life without his soul mate. AJ finds himself at a cross roads, does he give up all hope of ever reconciling with Lisa and take a chance on love again with someone new? Or is his heart destined to be forever entwined with the beautiful Irish woman he met on the internet… who is now with another man?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Potential Trigger Warning: Sexual assault, medical injury/brain trauma/grief/loss


Author Bio

Lasairiona McMaster PhotoLasairiona McMaster grew up dreaming of an exciting life abroad, and, after graduating from Queens University, Belfast, that is exactly what she did – with her then-boyfriend, now husband of almost ten years. Having recently repatriated to Northern Ireland after a decade abroad spanned over two countries (seven and a half years in America and eighteen months in India), she now finds herself ‘home’, with itchy feet and dreams of her next expatriation. With a penchant for both travelling, and writing, she started a blog during her first relocation to Houston, Texas and, since repatriating to Northern Ireland, has decided to do as everyone has been telling her to do for years, and finally pen a book (or two) and get published while she tries to adjust to the people and place she left ten years ago, where nothing looks the same as it did when she left.

Social Media Links – Facebook | TwitterWebsite | Instagram


My Review

This is the final book in the AJ series, and where everything comes together.

We keep following Aj’s side of the story, we see how life for him is, while he deals with all the obstacles that may appear, with his mental health problems, and every other situation he ends up encountering as he tries to figure things out.

P1070705We get keep connecting with AJ and all the other characters that have a big role in his life, in a positive aspect, even thought we know them. It was quite interesting to see the the other side of the coin, and see the interactions between the characters in a new light. It gave the story and world an even more powerful understanding, since we get to see both MC’s POVs and all that they had to deal with during this time line.

I did say, in the previous reviews of this series, that I loved that we were given a chance to read AJ’s daily life. I truly felt that Lisa’s series needed that. AJ was and still is one of my favorite characters and I knew there was a lot about him that we needed to know. With this novel we get the final pieces to understand all that has lead to the big finale.

Overall, I definitely recommend you read the entire series in order, I would start with Lisa’s POV and then get to AJ’s POV. Then you will get a bigger understanding of all the various elements that shaped their story. It’s a rollercoaster in terms of emotions and I personally loved to connect with the characters in that deep level.

Also, I do caution the readers, because there may be some potential trigger in both series. Just keep that in mind.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews to basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews

“Josie James and the Velvet Knife” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a review of a Children/Middle Grade book, the second novel in the Josie James Series by Lily Mae Walters. You may remember the name from my “Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer” review post.

“Josie James and the Velvet Knife”, written by Lily Mae Walters, published 2nd April 2019

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lily Mae Walters for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

JJ Velvet Knife Front Cover“For you to find the Velvet Knife, you must solve the riddles thrice.” A mysterious hooded figure, known only as the Velvet Knife has appeared in the cursed village of Suncroft. No one knows who he is or what he wants but when he starts leaving riddles around the village, it is time for Josie to return to Suncroft for a second time.

With Asher, her faithful husky Protector by her side, Filan, a half elf, and her great grandad, will they be able to solve the clues in time and discover his identity? The Velvet Knife is not the only one causing problems for Josie. Her rival for the position of the ‘Chosen One’ continues to grow stronger, and now he has a Protector of his own.

What does all this mean for Josie? Is she destined to lift the wintery curse of Suncroft or will another take her place as the ‘Chosen One’?

Purchase Link: Amazon


Author Bio

Lily Mae Walters chose her pen name in honour of her beloved grandparents who also stare in the Josie James series.

She is married with two teenage children, and two huskies that are the inspiration behind Murphy and Asher in the books.

Lily Mae lives in Nuneaton, England and finds herself using local  places and even her old school in her stories.

Family and friends mean the world to Lily Mae and many will find themselves popping up throughout the series.

Lily Mae also writes for adults under the name of Florence Keeling.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

This is the second book in the novel and since it is a series that has a continuity to it, I recommend you start with book one, just so you have the full experience of the story and characters.

That been said, we follow Josie, as she goes on yet another quest. Side by side, we go with her on a new adventure that brings questions, riddles, mystery and interesting moments that I could see my younger cousins loving if they read this books with me.

With fun characters, magic and exciting action moments, this is the kind of book that can get the reader involved. Since it’s a children’s book, aimed to 8 to 12 year old, the fact that it was magical, fun and visual, was perfect.

Honestly, anyone can read the book and just have a good time in this fictional world, going back in time and being a kid and going on an adventure.

Overall, I enjoyed it as much as I did the first one. It was a good sequel to the story, and it was as intriguing and fun. And I’m to going to give any spoilers, but I may have enjoyed the plot a little bit more in this book, especially since the story keeps moving through uncovering mysteries and I get to reconnect more with the characters.

If the synopsis spark your attention or if you think your children are going to like it, start with book one “Josie James and The Teardrops of Summer”, get to know the main character, this 13 year old girl, and join her in all the various journeys and quests she ended up in, through a magical world.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews to basic promo/spotlight posts.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Historical Romance, Reviews

“A Shop Girl At Sea” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well this lovely Thurday. Today I bring you a review of a historical romance novel that is part of a series.

A Shop Girl At Sea, written by Rachel Brimble, is a Historical Romance, the fourth book in the Pennington’s Series published on April 9th 2020 by Aria Fiction.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel Brimble for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

A Shop Girl At Sea


Synopsis

51805947. sy475 Bath, 1912.

Amelia Wakefield loves working at Pennington’s, Bath’s finest department store. An escape from her traumatic past, it saved her life. So when Miss Pennington sets her a task to set sail on the Titanic and study the department stores of New York, she couldn’t be more excited – or determined!

Frustrated with his life at home, Samuel Murphy longs for a few weeks of freedom and adventure. Meeting Amelia on board the Titanic, Samuel can’t help wonder what painful history has made the beauty so reserved. But he already has too many responsibilities for love.

Ruby Taylor has always kept her Pennington co-workers at a distance. Making sure her little brother is safe has always been her priority. But when that means accepting Victoria Lark’s offer of sanctuary, more than one of Ruby’s secrets is under threat of being revealed…

A riveting and uplifting saga, perfect for fans of Elaine Everest and Fiona Ford.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Rachel BrimbleRachel lives with her husband and their two daughters in a small town near Bath, England. She is the author of over 20 published novels including the Pennington’s department store series (Aria Fiction) and the Templeton Cove Stories (Harlequin).

In July 2019, she signed a three-book deal with Aria Fiction for a Victorian trilogy set in a Bath brothel which will feature three heroines determined to change their lives and those of other women. The first book is due for release in Autumn 2020.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and has thousands of social media followers all over the world.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Blog | Instagram | Amazon | Goodreads


My Review

This isn’t the first novel of Rachel Brimble that I have read, since I read the previous books in this series, so I was excited when I saw hat there as another Pennington’s book.

It was as amazing as the previous stories, maintaining the same fantastic flow in the storytelling and the brilliant descriptions that transported us to that time and moment, we characters that felt human and real.

The amazing thing about Rachel Brimble’s stories, this one included, is that she talks about certain topics that are still very relevant in our present. She does it in a way that we get to connect with the characters and understand them, their past, future, dreams and nightmares, and their actions through out the book.

In this book we get to follow Amelia, Samuel and Ruby. Each one with their own demons their own struggles and their own moments of strength and connection with the reader. At least that’s what I felt, since it as like going on an emotional rollercoaster. The interactions helped with that, by giving us opportunities to really know all the characters as well as their circumstances, as well as the setting of the story.

Overall, I loved it. It was such a good story, thought provoking and engaging. It had a good balance despite all the emotions I could feel by being transported to the story. Plus, it had a good rhythm and I ended up reading page after page without even caring about the late hour.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews to basic promo/spotlight posts.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews

“Holding Out For A Hero” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys are doing well this lovely Saturday. I will be reading all day but I had to come here this morning to share a new review.

Holding out for a Hero“, written by T. E. Kessler, is a Science-fiction romance, the first novel in the Jelvia: Not Human series.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and T. E. Kessler for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Holding Out For a Hero


Synopsis

Holding out for a Hero CoverWhen she was a child, her mother was murdered and subconsciously ever since, journalist Macy Shaw has been searching for a hero.

She found one, but the hero she found was a Jelvia.

Undeterred, she used her connections to go after the biggest story of her life.

Narcifer saved a woman by merely being a Jelvia—his presence causing terror and making the assailants flee.

And it amused him when his “heroism” created a national stir, so when a pretty little red-head asked to interview him for a story, Narcifer felt compelled to grant it to her, especially when she gave all the signals that she wanted more than a story.

However, on the night Narcifer inadvertently became a hero, he had been tracking a scientist with orders to kill, and strangely no matter where Narcifer’s line of investigation took him, his search always brought back to the red-headed journalist, Macy Shaw.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Author Content Warning: Themes of the sexual and violent nature. Over 18 only.


About the Author

Tina Kessler writes steamy romance for the 18+ market and is the pen name of Louise Wise.

Louise Wise is a British author from the Midlands in England. Her debut novel is the acclaimed sci-fi romance titled EDEN, which was followed by its sequel HUNTED in 2013.

Forthcoming, JELVIA: NOT HUMAN series is themed on the above Eden and Hunted books.

  • HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO book 1
  • SURVIVING HER DOMINANT book 2
  • SPIDER book 3 will be released late spring, 2020.

Wise took the decision to write under the name of T. E Kessler for her JELVIA: NOT HUMAN series to separate them from her regular novels to the mature material. Her other works include:

  • Eden (sci-fi romance) – slight sex references
  • Hunted (sci-fi romance) slight sex references
  • A Proper Charlie (romantic comedy)
  • Oh No, I’ve Fallen in Love! (dark, comedy romance)
  • Wide Awake Asleep (time travel, romance)

Wise enjoys writing comedy and finds a place for it in ALL her books. She has written numerous short stories for women’s magazines such as Take a Break and Woman’s Own.

Social Media Links: Blog | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon


My Review

This was the first book I have ever read of this author, and when I saw that it was a sci-fi romance I knew I had to give it a shot and I quite enjoyed it. It wasn’t a Sci-fi novel as one would expect, since most people think of the genre as containing alien invasions or battleships in a intergalactic war, but it had certain sci-fi elements.

I was very intrigued about the differences of  T.E. Kessler’s Earth and our own reality. Especially with the fact that birth rates for humans are falling and those of Jelvias keep rising. That creates lots of possibilities in the future, and makes us wonder about the future.

In this book we follow Macy, a journalist fascinated by the Jelvias (a humanoid species that are stronger, faster and venomous). As we are taken on a journey, we discover more about the other species of non-humans. And of course, since it’s a romance, quite a steamy one, we get to meet Narcifer, a Jelvia man, and be as curious about our hero as Macy is.

P1070878There was a lot that I love about the book. It had a good balance in terms of pace and a good dose of mystery. Hell, I’m still wondering about the Jelvian society since it wasn’t fully explored in this book. It is the first novel and we are just getting and introduction and seeing some points about that part of world, so it’s perfectly acceptable to leave some things unanswered for now, because that makes me want to read more of this series.

I loved all the characters, especially Courtney to be honest. Also, I was very fascinated about the Jelvias, especially at the ending, that definitely left me wondering about the all society and the truth behind their actions.

Another element I loved about the story were the unexpected moments. Without giving spoilers, there were some moments that I could see where they were going to end up, and others that I did not see coming. That was something that made so focus on the book that I couldn’t put it down and didn’t even realized it was four am when I finished the book. One of those nights reading that I don’t regret at all!

Overall, it was a enjoyable read and I’m curious to read the next one so I can find out were that story is going to go, and what else is going to change in the entire world. If you want to read a sci-fi novel that has some erotic moments and some kinky scenes (as Narce would say), then this may be a good book for you.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews to basic promo/spotlight posts.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Fantasy, New Releases, Reviews

“Magical Intelligence” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well. Like I said in a previous post, I have two reviews for you today. The first one was a contemporary romance and now I bring you a fantasy novel.

Magical Intelligence“, written by M.K. Wiseman, is a fantasy novel, the first in a series, that will be published on 5th May 2020.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and M.K. Wiseman for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Magical Intelligence


Synopsis

Magical Intelligence CoverWhen you are a member of Britain’s first team of wizard spies, every mission might be your last. But as the dawning of the 20th century draws ever nearer, magic grows weak. Violectric Dampening, the clash of man-made electricity with the Gifts of magekind, threatens M.I.’s existence. And if that isn’t enough, they’ve now been discharged from their own government. Obsolete. Distrusted.

And now hunted by one of their own.

Myra Wetherby has always feared her so-called fits, strange visions of people and places that she cannot explain. It is the emotional manipulation, however, a strange empathic connection to those around her, which threatens her very sanity. A danger to her family, Myra runs away, falling straight into the hands of the newly ousted Magical Intelligence team. Who just so happen to need an ability like hers.

Which makes Myra one of them . . . whether she likes it or not.

Purchase Link: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Potential Trigger Warnings – violence; thematically addresses a character’s personal anxiety and fears as pertaining to their mental health; includes an enemy’s mental manipulation which leads to a death by suicide.


About the Author

M K Wiseman Author PhotoM. K. Wiseman has degrees in animation/video and library science – both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, her office is a clutter of storyboards and half-catalogued collections of too, too many books. (But, really, is there such a thing as too many books?) When she’s not mucking about with stories, she’s off playing brač or lying in a hammock in the backyard of her Cedarburg home that she shares with her endlessly patient husband.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


My Review

This is the first book I have ever read by this author, and since I love fantasy, and this is the first novel in a brand new series, I had to jump in and give it a go. Plus, the synopsis was very intriguing to me.

As we follow Myra’s journey in this novel and get to uncover all the interesting aspect about the world, we are taken to a world that isn’t exactly ours, but still has some elements of connection, and I do enjoy a book that in a fantasy world that is kind of our own reality but has some magical elements to it, that we don’t quite have.

P1070790I loved the concept of this story and how the magic worked because I always find the intricacy of a fantasy world so fascinating. Plus… it’s not just magic… it has spies! To be honest, when I read the synopsis and saw that word, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think, but the more I tried to come up with possibilities, the more intrigued I was.

It’s just the beginning of a series and there was a lot that I’m still uncertain and curious about. One of the things I’m interested in seeing more is the characters development, especially Myra’s. There are questions to be answers, mysteries to be revealed, and more to learn about the characters and the world.

Overall, I found that it was a different story and I liked it. I will keep my eyes open for the next books in the series so I can keep going because I am curious about what will happen next.


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Love,

Jess

Paranormal, Reviews

“Angels’ Blood” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a review of a book I have read plenty of times before, and because of my friend Sam (literarycritique) finally jumping into this world, I have decided to reread it and review it.

Angels’ Blood“, written by Nalini Singh, is the first novel in the Guild Hunter Series, a Paranormal Romance published on March 2009.


Synopsis

7307504USA Today bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires… 

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she’s the best—but she doesn’t know if she’s good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear—failure is not an option…even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other…and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break…

Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House | Kobo | Bertrand


About the Author

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

20191128_155216This novel was my introduction to Nalini Singh’s works, and it came at a time I truly needed a good story that not only made me dream but also regain my strength back. I fell in love so much with this story that I have reread it plenty of times.

As we follow Elena in this exciting and dangerous hunt, along side with Raphael, we get to learn more about Angels (and Archangels), vampires and the Guild. A brilliant start of a series that grabbed our attentions and make us wish for more.

With so many amazing characters we know this could only be the beginning for some of them, because it is true that the ending made us wonder, but the amount of unanswered questions about the vampires and angels that Elena meets, the fantastic and loyal Seven… That was something that always got me excited.

Elena has the most badass job possible. It wasn’t a choice, it was meant to be, since her natural abilities gave her no other option but to be a hunter. That fact creates a tense dynamic with her father as well.

P1070835All the characters were well constructed and felt real, as if they could truly exist in our reality. The interactions developed the story, giving us an understanding about the characters and the world building and society’s rules. The story was focus on the people that are living those even, as much as the danger and problems that are happening.

Overall, this is an amazing start of a series, ending with such an amazing opening that make us curious about the next book and how the characters are going to deal with all the aftermath of the events that lead to that point.

If you don’t know Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, I definitely recommend it. It’s a whole new take on the vampire origin story and… it has Angels!


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Jess

Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“Scenes from a Country Bookshop” Review

Hello Friends!

Happy Sunday! I’m very excited today because I have accomplished my goal for Camp NaNoWriMo and I’m two chapters away to finish my novel. I will make a post about it in the future.

Nevertheless, I had to come here and share the final review of a series surrounded by books, and if don’t know what I’m talking about, you can check the others here: “The Book Lovers” Review, “Rules for a Successful Book Club” Review“Natural Born Readers” Review.

Scenes from a Country Bookshop“, written by Victoria Connelly, is a Women’s Fiction novel, the third book in the Book Lovers Series, published on November 6th 2019 by Notting Hill Press.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Victoria Connelly for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

The Book Lovers Series


Synopsis

Scenes from a Country Bookshop CoverJosh Nightingale has always been married to his books. Happy to run his bookshop in the small town of Castle Clare, he’s never really had time for romance and truly believes that he’s never going to fall in love. But, when April Channing opens a new shop opposite his, everything changes.

Sweet and attentive one moment, abrupt and aloof the next, Josh really can’t understand April at all. What exactly is going on? Josh is pretty sure that the answer can’t be found in a book.

Purchase Link: Amazon UK

Author Content Warning  -Blindness, a polyamorous relationship, references to the Bloomsbury Group


About the Author

Victoria Connelly PhotoVictoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.

Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


My Review

“Scenes from a Country Bookshop” is the forth book in the series and I must say I immediately read it after the third one, I just couldn’t wait to go go back to Castle Clare and follow Victoria Connelly’s amazing world, as well as, of course, the amazing Nightingale family.

This story is about Josh Nightingale and April Channing. Quite an interesting couple that ended up complementing each other well. They were both complex and intriguing characters that I enjoyed knowing more about. Plus, going on the journey to learn all April’s secrets was exciting as well.

P1070883It was fun reading about this family and I’m quite sad that there are no other books to enjoy. As many people may know, if they have read previous reviews, I have a big family, lot’s of cousins and uncles/aunts. Every time I read about the Nightingale family I felt as if I was catching up with my own family. All because I felt connected to them.

Overall, loved it as much as the other novels. It was as unique as the previous ones, it made fascinating with all the revelations and all the little details in the relationships, the characters interactions and the plot.

I do hope it’s not the end of this series, because I would definitely love to go back to this small town and have fun with the Nightingale family again. So, if the synopsis and genre intrigues you, then I have to say to go for it and read the entire series.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews to basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess