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Eve of Ascension by Daniel McMillan

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The book starts with a chapter that describes the history of the world, the way the apocalypse happens and how people deal with it. Usually, I don't like that kind of info dump, but for this story it just ... works. :) After the world basically ends, there were not many people left and in that time new political system rise. Ascension builds 12 cities all over the world, the cities were gated, even got dome later on. Its purpose was to keep people safe from the outside, for a small price. There are still some people left on the outside, living in the wild, on the constant lookout from the ascension. The story is masterfully woven between both worlds, neither one perfect... My favorite part about the story was the setting, the explanation of how it all happened and the world described and also... I love all the cool technologies. :) It's one of those books that are very hard to put down. :) rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Author genre dystopia, post

Savage Storm by J. Woods

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Marlea has a horrible childhood with an absent father and addict mother. The only time she saw her father was when he took her sister - her only ally - away. After that she spends years traveling, trying to find herself, she came back. Now ready for a fresh start, she asked her best friend from college if she can help with a job and she got her a job at a family business - security. She spent 2 years working for them and slowly falling in love with Luke, her friend's brother. Luke spent most of the past month working undercover as a stripper. Unfortunately, the trip brings Marleas to the club where he works. But what Luke is trying to do is very dangerous and when she accidentally gets into the middle, it doesn't end well. Riley was taken by her father when she was young and he trained her to be a spy. Not she is the best of the best and for no one. When her latest job went south, she gets dumped at Nicks footsteps. She came to finish the mission, but in love instead.

Antabar: Legacy of the Blood Guard by Anne Dolleri

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It's been a while since a read a high fantasy book and a very good one at that. So I was very excited to start Antabar. From the start, you re right in the middle of the story, no unnecessary world-building. The storyline and the worlds slowly unveil as the story progresses. I was pulled right in. I love the complexity and setting very much. It' the kind of story it's hard to put down.  The world-building is very good, and the writing - top-notch. It read like classic fantasy, but better. :)   It's a massive story, set in a very interesting fantasy world. One of my favorite things about it was the setting, very well developed and intricate. When reading the story, I felt like I was there, seeing what characters were seeing and going on an adventure right along. rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Author number of pages 1488 published September 14th, 2019 genre  high fantasy Goodreads Amazon synopsis Zessalon's war with the North

Being Good by Sagan Morrow

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This series is slowly becoming one of my favorites. :) I feel like Emma, Helen and Scarlet are my old friends and it's so nice to go back into their world, to see that they are up to. Being Good is the fifth book in the Polyamorous Passions series and the second one about Helen. Helen is very traditional, all about monogamy and doing things by the book. But after meeting her wedding photographer something changes in her. In the first book She Wants More Helen and her fiance decided to change the rules of their relationship, but wait till after the wedding to try it. Now the wedding approaches and seeing a lot more of her wedding photographer, Helen is not sure she will be able to wait. After the beautiful ceremony they to go a bit different resort for the honeymoon (Emma's idea, of course :)) and experience for the first time, what does it to open marriage (and love it:)). I loved reading about it. Helen was my least favorite friend in first books, but know more I

Primal Instinct by Ally Parker

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Mackenzie and her sister were kidnapped. While her sister is held captive and punished severely for her every mistake, she is forced to do their bidding, doing bad stuff just to keep her sister safe. Her last job, she needs to get close to the group of people. As she treks closer she meets some of them, but they are not human. Jaxx is a wolf shifter. Wolf-shifters are this world has to find a mate before the tattoo on their body completes, or they turn rogue. Just so happen that Mackenzie is that person for him. But for her is hard to keep figure out where her loyalties lie. it's a very complex story with many layers and elements. It was a bit hard to get into because the story starts right in the middle of the action, but after a few chapters, when I was all caught up, I started to really like it. I especially like the different take of shapeshifters.  rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Xpresso Book Tours follow the TOUR series Prowlers #1 publi

The Land of the Beast by S. F. Claymore

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The Land of the Beast is high fantasy story set in a high fantasy world, full of magical creatures. Psykoria is a Kingdom on the brink of war. King decides to do something grand, so he goes on a quest to find mysterious land, where live all of the magical beast. He picks his best man and sets on the long voyage. After many months on the sea, they spot land, not on the maps, soon discovered it's the land that they seek.  TH eland if filled with every kind of creatures, not all friendly.  After spending some time with the locals he changes his mind about trophies and befriends one of the beasts he wanted to catch. I love the magical system, all the creatures, the history, it was well thought out and brilliantly set up. I liked it! :) rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› πŸ’› received from the Author genre high fantasy, adventure published September 12th Goodreads Amazon Barnes&Noble happy reading, anie  @anie_1027  

The Scions Delight by Jeffrey Bardwell

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It's been a while since I've read a good fantasy, so I was very excited to start The Scions Delight. It's a prequel that sets up The Mage Conspiracy and it got me very excited to start the series. :) Princess Cordelia is an inventor, full of plans to bring her kingdom to the future on the arms of technology, but is constantly pushed back by the mages, that are in charge now. Then she almost loses it all, her long-time servant is getting retired and bring a new boy to replace him. Little did she know he will do a lot more than just be a replacement. :) Cordellia goes against the grain. she is an independent thinker and hated by all, but she doesn't let that stop her. Such a great character with a lot of spine and a bit of craziness. :) Can't wait to see how she will change the world. :) ratingπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Author series The Mage Conspiracy 0# genre high fantasy, romance number of pages 145 published July 15th, 2019 by

Chills and Creeps by Nick Clausen

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Last year I've read quite a few short stories and started to appreciate them. It's not just long stories made short (as I believed before...), it's a different kind of storytelling altogether and I'm all for it. :) What is very unique about Chill and Creeps is that I loved each and every story. They are all very different and very unique. But they have one thing in common- excelent writing. It's very different from what I'm usually reading. It's very simplistic and elegant. The scariness isn't obvious from the start, instead, the story slowly builds it, until you are sitting on your chair, totally petrified at what you just read, too afraid to move.:) I got a bit of Stephen King/ X - files vibe, not in the stories itself, but the way they were told and I'm all for it. :)   rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š πŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› πŸ’› received from Author genre horror, short stories number of pages 153 published May 15th, 2019 Amazon  Goodreads

The Necromancer's Bride by Kat Ross

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The story starts right where The Bed Bread left off. You are right in the middle of the story - I love the book that start that way. :) Even after the way, it ended between Anne and Gabriel, she still loves him and goes after him with the cross that her brother stole from him many years ago. She still has hope for them. When she finally finds him, she joins him on amazing adventure, full of twist, and turns and folklore and amazingness. :) I love the writing style, it's very unique and gives you a strong mystical vibe. Also, I like the time setting. I haven't read many books set in that time, but I enjoyed reading it and all the paranormal stuff, the mythology, the folklore, the creatures, it all feels more magical and real in 19th-century setting, without modern technology. rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Xpresso Book Tours series Gaslamp Gothic, #4 published May 31st, 2019 by Acorn Publishing genre adult, fantasy, paranormal number

A Bad Breed by Kat Ross

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In a Romanian village, there is a series of attacks that carry a whisp of supernatural. Anne was dispatched to research, but she vanished, now Lady Viviane and her husband are on their way to see if the can solve the mystery and find Anne. The path leads them to the Montessori, where she was last seen and to the folk stories of Pricolici. I love the twists that happen, there were very unexpected and exciting to read. The whole story is written very well, the writing is very unique and elegant. It has a sense of mystic and mystery. I loved the setting and folkrole. While I enjoyed the story, I liked the beginning a lot more than the ending.   rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› πŸ’› received from Xpresso Book Tours series Gaslamp Gothic #3 genre fantasy, romance, mystery number of pages 292 published May 31st, 2019 by Acorn Amazon  Goodreads happy reading, anie @anie_1027  

NET 2.3 by T. E. Mark

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There is something about short stories... it's not only that they are shorter (duh :)), but they have certain charm. NET 2.3 is a collection of 4 stories, while I enjoyed reading all four very much, there was one that really stuck out, Engines. It stayed in mind for weeks and I keep thinking about it. The young woman was basically on her death bed, before being injected with an experimental treatment. The nanobots treatment went very well, a bit too well, as the treatment triggered something in her DNA, something that might have been always there and made her into more. She is kept behind glass doors and closely studied. Professor is called in to evaluate her, or so she was lead to believe. But as she gets to know her and people keeping her she discovers that the truth is a bit different than she expected. I loved the writing style, it's a bit screenwritish (in a good way) and has a very good flow. The stories have a punch, every story deal with a different subject, in

Sweet Poisons by Natalie Bennet

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For the last few months, I've been in serious dark anything mood- dark romance, dark fantasy, anything a bit twisted. :) This one definitely fits the description.  It was the darkness, twistedness or the characters that pulled me into the story at first, it was the writing. There is just something about it, that is so very addicting. :) Also, the story is good too. There were some parts that I didn't like but overall a good book. :)  rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Xpresso Book Tours follow the tour series Pretty Lies, Ugly Truths Duets, #1 genre new adult, romance published June 18th, 2019 Amazon Goodreads giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway synopsis  Rhett Sullivan. Mysterious boy painted in shades of red. Nova Markov  Eccentric girl dripping in sunshine.  He was the type mother’s warned their little girls about—a cocky, rich asshole with a pretty smile, unapologetically insane and wild.  I was the type guys like