Thursday, 27 July 2017

REVIEW - Devil - Ker Dukey




TITLE - Devil
AUTHOR - Ker Dukey 









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DEVIL. 

A DARK SUSPENSE NOVEL.


Evi Devil.
Yes, that’s really my name.
The irony is not lost on me.
I was created from two evil souls and have the name to prove it.
Devil worshipers, perverts, murderer. Is all terms used to describe the parents I refuse to remember. My mind won’t allow me to.
And why would I want to?
One born of dirty blood running through her veins can never truly be clean from its murky hue.
No matter what they try to tell me happened in my past, my mind denies me access, therefore how can I know it’s true?
How can I believe that’s what I’m born from?
Glimpses of my past haunt me, the screams of terror echo in the silent darkness of my memories, trying to remind me that my Mother went from room to room butchering our family.
I’ve learned from scars that I suffered abuse and that my Father and siblings weren’t my Mother’s only victims.
Hearing what they tell me.
Reading the words printed in the papers. None of it can prepare me for what’s to come.
My biggest lesson is learning that some memories we suppress for a reason.
 





REVIEW:


“A mind screw, 4 stars”

I honestly don’t know what I just read. Devil made my brain all foggy. It’s a mix of suspense and mystery with a hint of romance. I will give credit where credit is due and tell you I never saw this story going where it went. At one point, I thought that maybe someone should do a welfare check on Dukey because Devil is so messed up in an awesome way.

Evi doesn’t remember who she is. All she knows is her body is covered in scars that lead her to believe she was abused before she was adopted. As the story continues you see different sides of Evi and her personality. You never know what is real and what is make believe. Devil is the journey of Evi remembering who she is and where she belongs.

Years ago, Max met a girl, he knew she was his person but life would keep them apart. He knows her home life was awful and tries to help. Only for her to be ripped away and never heard from again. 

Her family stained the town with their odd behaviour. What happens when the little girl he once knew shows up at the house across the street from his mother’s? Can he protect her from her past or will he help her put together all the pieces?

This isn’t a love story. It’s dark and twisted. The way Dukey wrote I was captivated. 


This may not be a love story but it had some killer quotes, here are a couple that I liked;

“I want to pull a little of peace of heaven down just for you so you feel the beauty in the world,” he whispers.

“My soul has known yours before we were put here on Earth and it will love you long after we leave it. Whether you stay with me or leave me to go back to your life, I’ll find you again. I promise.”


Star Ratings:
Plot- 4/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 3/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 4/5




Release Blitz & Review - Devil - Ker Dukey




DEVIL. 


A DARK SUSPENSE NOVEL


BY KER DUKEY 


NOW LIVE




Synopsis:

Evi Devil. 

Yes, that’s really my name.

The irony is not lost on me.

I was created from two evil souls and have the name to prove it. 

Devil worshipers, perverts, murderer. Is all terms used to describe the parents I refuse to remember. My mind won’t allow me to. 

And why would I want to? 

One born of dirty blood running through her veins can never truly be clean from its murky hue. 

No matter what they try to tell me happened in my past, my mind denies me access, therefore how can I know it’s true? 

How can I believe that’s what I’m born from?

Glimpses of my past haunt me, the screams of terror echo in the silent darkness of my memories, trying to remind me that my Mother went from room to room butchering our family. 

I’ve learned from scars that I suffered abuse and that my Father and siblings weren’t my Mother’s only victims. 

Hearing what they tell me.

Reading the words printed in the papers. None of it can prepare me for what’s to come. 

My biggest lesson is learning that some memories we suppress for a reason.






REVIEW:

“A mind screw, 4 stars”

I honestly don’t know what I just read. Devil made my brain all foggy. It’s a mix of suspense and mystery with a hint of romance. I will give credit where credit is due and tell you I never saw this story going where it went. At one point, I thought that maybe someone should do a welfare check on Dukey because Devil is so messed up in an awesome way.

Evi doesn’t remember who she is. All she knows is her body is covered in scars that lead her to believe she was abused before she was adopted. As the story continues you see different sides of Evi and her personality. You never know what is real and what is make believe. Devil is the journey of Evi remembering who she is and where she belongs.

Years ago, Max met a girl, he knew she was his person but life would keep them apart. He knows her home life was awful and tries to help. Only for her to be ripped away and never heard from again. 

Her family stained the town with their odd behaviour. What happens when the little girl he once knew shows up at the house across the street from his mother’s? Can he protect her from her past or will he help her put together all the pieces?

This isn’t a love story. It’s dark and twisted. The way Dukey wrote I was captivated. 


This may not be a love story but it had some killer quotes, here are a couple that I liked;

“I want to pull a little of peace of heaven down just for you so you feel the beauty in the world,” he whispers.

“My soul has known yours before we were put here on Earth and it will love you long after we leave it. Whether you stay with me or leave me to go back to your life, I’ll find you again. I promise.”


Star Ratings:
Plot- 4/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 3/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 4/5




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Meet Ker Dukey 


International Bestselling Author Ker Dukey 
I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that I tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.


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Blog Tour & Review - Casual Impressions - Kennedy Layne


 About CASUAL IMPRESSIONS

In this electrifying novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne, the Safeguard team is coming ever closer to catching an elusive serial killer who might very well be hunting one of their own…

Sawyer Madison has spent the last few months hunting down a sadistic killer.  He and his team don’t seem to be any closer to solving this particular case that has hit a little too close to home. Fortunately, they had all served in the Corps. That kind of training and dedication meant none of them considered quitting before the mission was done.

Camryn Novak had spent most of her childhood, and a large part of her adult life, dealing with her overprotective brother. So when an admirer becomes a little too obsessed with her due to her high-profile career, she decides it would be simpler to reach out to someone a little less emotionally invested.

Sawyer never expected to bump into the sister of one of his teammates while traveling on assignment.  Women like her were off limits—one shouldn’t mix business with pleasure.  One burning touch was all it took to make his good intentions go up in flames.  Unfortunately, it won’t just be her brother’s wrath he’s forced to face when an unknown perp targets Camryn—it might very well be the same psychopath they’ve been hunting all along.

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OUR REVIEW:

“Suspense with a side of romance, 5 stars”


Casual Impressions was my first Layne read and I was impressed. Layne sucked me into this suspenseful story with a side of romance so much so that now I feel like I need to go on a suspense binge.

You go on this crazy ride with two people who seem like they would be an unlikely match, ones trying to catch a killer, and the other is just trying to not be harmed by a stalker. Casual Impressions ends on a somewhat cliffhanger, the case isn’t solved but the couple is together. I was so caught off guard by the cliffhanger that I yelled NO at midnight waking my husband up, he wasn’t too impressed with me.
Camryn is an actress and in New Orleans for a screen testing. Everything is fine until she feels like she’s being followed and realizes someone is taking pictures of her that’s not part of the press. To add to the creep factor, she finds someone passes her a note with a message on it that resembles one that a serial killer her brother is tracking gives out, ultimately leading to her getting hurt. Camryn calls her brothers coworker who’s also in New Orleans working on the same case her brother is.
Sawyer always thought Brody’s sister was beautiful, but what he comes to realize quickly is that there is more to her than what meets the eye. He knows he shouldn’t come off his post, but if helping her deal with a stalker for a day is all she needs he’s willing to help. Only to be caught off guard by the chemistry between them. Can these two get their happily ever after and stay out of harm’s way?

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 4/5
Writing style- 5/5

Overall- 5/5


About Kennedy Layne

Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace. She loves hearing from readers--find out how to connect with her at 

www.kennedylayne.com.

REVIEW - Casual Impressions - Kennedy Layne


TITLE - Casual Impressions

AUTHOR - Kennedy Layne







BLURB:



In this electrifying novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne, the team from the Safeguard Series is coming ever closer to catching an elusive serial killer who might very well be hunting one of their own...


Sawyer Madison has spent the last few months hunting down a sadistic killer. He and his team don’t seem to be any closer to solving this particular case that has hit a little too close to home. Fortunately, they had all served in the Corps. That kind of training and dedication meant none of them considered quitting before the mission was done. 

Camryn Novak had spent most of her childhood, and a large part of her adult life, dealing with her overprotective brother. So when an admirer becomes a little too obsessed with her due to her high-profile career, she decides it would be simpler to reach out to someone a little less emotionally invested. 

Sawyer never expected to bump into the sister of one of his teammates while traveling on assignment. Women like her were off limits—one shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. One burning touch was all it took to make his good intentions go up in flames. Unfortunately, it won’t just be her brother’s wrath he’s forced to face when an unknown perp targets Camryn—it might very well be the same psychopath they’ve been hunting all along. 




Reading Order:

Brutal Obsession (The Safeguard Series, Book One)
Faithful Addiction (The Safeguard Series, Book Two)
Distant Illusions (The Safeguard Series, Book Three)
Casual Impressions (The Safeguard Series, Book Four)
Honest Intentions (The Safeguard Series, Book Five)
Deadly Premonitions (The Safeguard Series, Book Six)



REVIEW:


“Suspense with a side of romance, 5 stars”


Casual Impressions was my first Layne read and I was impressed. Layne sucked me into this suspenseful story with a side of romance so much so that now I feel like I need to go on a suspense binge.

You go on this crazy ride with two people who seem like they would be an unlikely match, ones trying to catch a killer, and the other is just trying to not be harmed by a stalker. Casual Impressions ends on a somewhat cliffhanger, the case isn’t solved but the couple is together. I was so caught off guard by the cliffhanger that I yelled NO at midnight waking my husband up, he wasn’t too impressed with me.

Camryn is an actress and in New Orleans for a screen testing. Everything is fine until she feels like she’s being followed and realizes someone is taking pictures of her that’s not part of the press. To add to the creep factor, she finds someone passes her a note with a message on it that resembles one that a serial killer her brother is tracking gives out, ultimately leading to her getting hurt. Camryn calls her brothers coworker who’s also in New Orleans working on the same case her brother is.

Sawyer always thought Brody’s sister was beautiful, but what he comes to realize quickly is that there is more to her than what meets the eye. He knows he shouldn’t come off his post, but if helping her deal with a stalker for a day is all she needs he’s willing to help. Only to be caught off guard by the chemistry between them. Can these two get their happily ever after and stay out of harm’s way?


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 4/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5




Wednesday, 26 July 2017

REVIEW - All or Nothing At All - Jennifer Probst





TITLE - All or Nothing at all
AUTHOR - Jennifer Probst








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Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger, inexperienced Sydney Green, or the hurtful break-up that tore him apart. When he’s forced to return home and face his past, will he be able to carve out a future, or will lies ruin his second chance at love? 


Sydney Green loved Tristan her entire life, but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust with him. Now that they’re together again, it’s time they both face the biggest secret of all….




REVIEW:


“Coming home, 4 stars”

Ahhhhhh Sydney and Tristan…. what to say, what to say. This was isn’t your typical second chance romance. Yes, there is a second chance and some surprises, but it’s different. Maybe that’s because there are no sweet words, yet you knew the love these two shared was real. I couldn’t stop reading wanting to know what would happen between these two.

Sydney has loved Tristan since she was a little girl. He has always been her one and only. Tristan never gave her a look or a chance until she was nineteen. She was ready for forever, but Tristan wasn’t. When he told her that he was leaving she had a choice to make. They say if you love someone set them free, and if they love you they will return. Sydney let the man she loved go and took her own journey through life, one filled with secrets.

Tristan didn’t want to return home, but when he did he was glad. He got to reconnect with his brothers, the only sour spot was seeing and working with Sydney every day. In his eyes she burned him, she moved on when he never really did. Tristan isn’t a man who says pretty words and ‘I love yous’. So, when he finally goes for Sydney again in adulthood he thinks commitment is enough, that it shows her he cares. But Sydney is the type of woman who needs to hear pretty words and ‘I love yous’ once in a while.

Tristan and Sydney navigating their relationship was like watching a bomb dog trying to find a bomb. You are on the seat of your chair and you want to look away but can’t. The only person Tristan was truly soft with was Sydney’s daughter. Which was its own kind of great. I wanted more from him, but liked him. I liked him but wanted to strangle him. I didn’t want the story to end.


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 4/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 4/5
Overall- 4/5




Release + Review- All or Nothing-Jennifer Probst




Title: All or Nothing

Author: Jennifer Probst

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: August 26th


ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL by Jennifer Probst just went live!

Buy it now:


Blurb: 

HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this third volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new, heart-wrenching, and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.


Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger, inexperienced Sydney Greene, or the hurtful breakup that tore him apart. When he’s forced to return home and face his past, will he be able to carve out a future, or will lies ruin his second chance at love?

Sydney Greene loved Tristan her entire life but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust along with him. Now that they’re together again, it’s time they both face the biggest secret of all...



Our Review:
“Coming home, 4 stars”

Ahhhhhh Sydney and Tristan…. what to say, what to say. This was isn’t your typical second chance romance. Yes, there is a second chance and some surprises, but it’s different. Maybe that’s because there are no sweet words, yet you knew the love these two shared was real. I couldn’t stop reading wanting to know what would happen between these two.
Sydney has loved Tristan since she was a little girl. He has always been her one and only. Tristan never gave her a look or a chance until she was nineteen. She was ready for forever, but Tristan wasn’t. When he told her that he was leaving she had a choice to make. They say if you love someone set them free, and if they love you they will return. Sydney let the man she loved go and took her own journey through life, one filled with secrets.
Tristan didn’t want to return home, but when he did he was glad. He got to reconnect with his brothers, the only sour spot was seeing and working with Sydney every day. In his eyes she burned him, she moved on when he never really did. Tristan isn’t a man who says pretty words and ‘I love yous’. So, when he finally goes for Sydney again in adulthood he thinks commitment is enough, that it shows her he cares. But Sydney is the type of woman who needs to hear pretty words and ‘I love yous’ once in a while.
Tristan and Sydney navigating their relationship was like watching a bomb dog trying to find a bomb. You are on the seat of your chair and you want to look away but can’t. The only person Tristan was truly soft with was Sydney’s daughter. Which was its own kind of great. I wanted more from him, but liked him. I liked him but wanted to strangle him. I didn’t want the story to end.


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 4/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 4/5
Overall- 4/5


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AUTHOR INFORMATION: 


BIO:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Pre-Release Blitz - The Lucky Heart - Devney Perry

Today we have the pre-order blitz for The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry! Be sure to preorder your copy now!

Title: The Lucky Heart

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: August 15th



About The Lucky Heart:


Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.



Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.



Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.

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About the Author:



Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.


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