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Ice Floe by Melissa Birling || Blitz

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published April 28th, 2022 genre fantasy, na, paranormal, romance, ya Goodreads || Amazon giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway synopsis SECRECY IS SAFETY. SISTERHOOD IS EVERYTHING. Seventeen-year-old Glacia didn’t plan to track a kidnapper, stick a middle finger to the government, and fall into a forbidden summer fling. This is simply what happens when you’re the resident odd girl out, in a shoal of all-female mermaids whose values are a little cracked. Or a lot cracked, if you consider government-endorsed murder and the seizure of male infants to be an issue. When society rules, family, and romance collide, Glacia fights back the best way she knows how: by taking the matter into her own combat-trained hands and kicking some tail. The problem is, no amount of training can prepare Glacia for the crime circle she discovers, secrets she unveils, and human guy she can’t get out of her head. Glacia finds herself at a crossroads where she must decide whose rules to follow. Who she can trust. An

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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series Ready Player One #1 number of pages 374 published August 16th 2011 by Crown Publishers genre ya, dystopia, ya ratingπŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ cover πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ Not so far into the future, it's the year 2044. It all went downhill, energy crisis, global warming and hunger. People love to escape to virtual reality OASIS. It's a whole digital universe, where you can do anything, work find all sorts of entertainment, go to school and simply escape from grim reality.  Wade Watts lives in a corner of his aunt's place. He doesn't have any other family, but at least he has a roof over his head, many don't. His only escape is OASIS. He spends most of his time in it.  When the creator of the OASIS, Halliday dies without an heir, he releases the competition for the ownership. Whoever finds the clues and solves all of the puzzles will become the next owner. Wade has devoted his life to studying Holliday's life. After many years of nothing, he discovers the first clue and the

Pawn by Karen Lynch

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series Fae Games #1 number of pages 289 published May 26th 2020 by Tempest Press genre urban fantasy, paranormal, fae, ya ratingπŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ cover πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ Jesse's parents are the best faerie hunters in New York. She is just living a normal life. Then one-night parents don't come home from the job and just disappear. She is determined to find them and enter the world of bounty hunters. Overcoming disbelief and having to carve her own path. There is something more at play than she realizes at first. Along the way, she encounters many faes, and makes enemies, but also friends. There is romance, but it's not the main plot. It's very well written, the story is intense and you just have to keep on reading. My favourite part of the story is the brother-sister relationship. She is very protective and caring towards her younger brother (he is fae and adopted). It's a good start to a series and I'm excited to read more. :) Goodreads || Amazon happy reading, anie

An Affair by the Sea by Erica Ridley

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series The Siren's Retreat Quartet #2 number of pages 210 published March 15th 2022 by WebMotion genre historical, romance, adult ratingπŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ cover πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ Allegra's parents have died. She spent the last few years working as a governess. She loves the girls she cares for. They are ready to come out and want Allegra happy, too. Especially they are waiting for the mysterious, adventurous Captain L'Amour to come back for her. Allegra has made him up, adding bits and pieces to the story over the years. One day, while riding a carriage they almost run over a guy, who loves remarkably like the Captain she talked about so much. Girls are over the moon, however, Allegra is dumbstruck. Mr John Sharp is a lawyer, who wanted to do something more, to be a chef. When his first attempt went up in flames, literally, he moved to a small town by the Sea. When they mistake him for Captain L'Amour he plays along. However, it will be hard to maintain a fake relationship with all the ch

Can't Help Loving You by Eve Kasey

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number of pages 344 published March 29th 2022 genre adult, contemporary, romance ratingπŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ cover πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ follow the tour here giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway review 10 years ago, they meet, when Maddox followed a beautiful girl into the book shop. They spend one magical day together and then went their separate way. Now they meet again. Only she is engaged to his new friend. The feeling is strong as ever and attraction is undeniable, but none can't do anything about it. 10 years ago Maddox was lost. Meeting Ava and later the death of his father has inspired him to be true to himself. Now he is thriving.  The opposite has happened to Ava. She lost parts of herself and feels trapped. She is engaged to a man she use to love, but now feels distance from, but can't leave him cause he is still recovering. She is frustrated with the principal and guidance counsellor and the school she is teaching and looks defeated. Just a little of Maddox in her life, bring that spark ba

It Takes a Villa by Kilby Blades

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series It Takes a Villa #1 number of pages 352 published May 24th 2022 by Entangled: Amara genre contemporary, romance, adult ratingπŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€ cover πŸ–€ πŸ–€ Natalie bought a villa on Amalfi Coast. She didn't come on a whim. She has a detailed plan and set budget, to renovate the villa in six months and turn it into a functional hotel.  It was the dream, she and her grandma had. Now that Grandma passed away, she is even more determined. Once she arrives, nothing goes as planned. The offices are closed for the summer, there is a lot more to be fixed than she knew about and trouble seems to pill on. Pietro is an architect and loves nothing more than this town. He is determined to save as many houses as he can and renovate them. Then Natalie hires him. They clash a lot, but also there is something brewing between them. It's a lovely story. I love the setting of a beautiful town and a determined woman, set to reach her goal no matter what. But for some reason I couldn't get into it,

Maddie by Candace Robinson & Amber R. Duell

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series Vampires in Wonderland #1 number of pages246 published May 18th 2022 by Midnight Tide Publishing genre retelling, urban fantasy, paranormal, vampires, adult, romance, spicy ratingπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— coverπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— "Creating a hat was like creating a heart" Maddie is the first book in a new series, Vampires in Wonderland. It's a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, set in the modern world. There are vampires living in Wonderland and they venture out to find humans to feed. Maddie's sister has been trapped in the Queen of Hearts prison for two years and Maddie is forced to make hats for the queen. Her latest plan fails and instead of her sister, Alice is saved. They have to bring her brother Noah to Wonderland to keep him safe. Noah is determined to cure Alice, no matter what it takes. Maddie and Noah set out to get a cure, and save her sister in the end, but nothing is that easy. Their path is filled with danger and the more time they spend together, the more sparks fly. Maddie

Even Better Than the Real Thing by Melanie Summers

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number of pages 332 published April 7th, 2022 by Indigo Group genre contemporary, romance, adult ratingπŸ’™ πŸ’™ πŸ’™ πŸ’™   cover πŸ’™ πŸ’™ πŸ’™ πŸ’™ She has moved from the south to England, to pursue her art degree dreams. Now she has a chance to get a spot with the best PhD advisor. Only to find out that her dreams rely on convincing her boss to let her see his family's private art collection. Her boss is not the kindest or the most welcoming so the answer is definitely no. He is the oldest heir to an earl. They didn't have a relationship. Since the divorce, he has seen him just a few times and he dreams of revenge. And when his father dies, he is set to inherit the fortune. The problem, he needs to be married in order to be able to inherit. He is on a hunt for a wife and she seems like a perfect choice. None of them will get attached, as she doesn't like him all that much, she will get access to the art collection, and he can get his revenge. What they didn't count on, is how will

StrangeLove by T. L. Bradford || Excerpt

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series The Young Americans #3 number of pages 329 published April 18th, 2022 genre adult, romance, contemporary, lgbtq+ follow the tour here Goodreads || Amazon giveaway   a Rafflecopter giveaway synopsis Archer The year began great for me. Became the starting quarterback for an NFL team – check. Secured a multi-million-dollar contract – check. Moved to LA and lived the glamorous life – check. What could possibly cause me any issues? Oh yeah, one more thing. I’m gay. I was outed a couple of years ago to my former team and my family, but it hasn’t been made public knowledge yet. Well, that is, until now. I’ll be known as the first LGBTQ+ active player in the league’s history. And if I stick to the conditions of my contract, it won’t be a problem. The thing is, I’m not really a guy known for playing by the rules. Most people think of my personality as the three B’s: bold, brash, and blunt. My mouth has gotten me into more predicaments than I can count. Even my best friends have told me I

Shadow's Wake by Chris Garcia

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series Mythics #1 number of pages 401 published March 15th, 2022 genre ya, fantasy Goodreads || Amazon Malcom's life was always protected with secrets. And when the truth comes out, she finds herself in a totally different world. Because of her heritage, her life is threatened. Andrew has been on the run for a long time and now he finds himself in a whole another realm, where he might find answers to his troubles. My favourite thing about the book was the magical structure, the way the world was set up and explained. It made total sense and it was quite interesting. The notion, that magical beings, Mythics were right with humans, right from the start, following parallel paths, has diverged quite a lot lately, it is a very compelling one.  While the build-up was quite long, it provided a great backdrop for the story. The story has many twists and turns, it's intense and I never knew what will happen next. While I liked the idea behind the story, I found the storyline quite conf

When the Moon Shines by Lucia Ashta

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series The Six Shooter and a Shifter #1 number of pages 344 published April 1st, 2022 genre adult, fantasy, western follow the tour here ratingπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› coverπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Goodreads || Amazon giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway synopsis Welcome to Traitor’s Den. I hope you like it here, because there’s no leaving the small western town that’s more theme park than authentic. Once you walk through the portal, you’re stuck as a boot heel in a half foot of mud. I’ve never seen the outside world and I don’t care. The cannon-toting, trigger-happy residents here are like family, even if most of them are a few spoons short of a full set. Eventually, everyone grows on you, kinda like nail fungus. But the booze flows freely, and Tiger keeps me company. He’s as much a prisoner as I am. I don’t figure there’s much point in wanting what you can never have. I’ll eventually accept one of my boyfriend’s marriage proposals and then keep policing the one-way town while I pop out the babies he wants. I was born

Coaching the Nanny by Alexa Hockey

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series Wildcatters Hockey #1 number of pages 215 published April 11th, 2022 genre contemporary, romance, adult rating πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ coverπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ He comes from a broken home. He ran from there as fast as he could. Estranged from his sister, who followed his mother's path, he didn't know he had a niece until he got a call. His sister died and wanted him to take care of his niece. He is a hockey coach, wealthy, but with no experience with kids. He takes the girl, but is surprised but how fast she crawls up into his heart. He needs a nanny and Paloma need the money. After basically growing up with the family she nannies and loving the kids as her own, she was done with that job. But then her mother got sick and she needed the money, so she took one more job. The kid is sad, but so lovably and the uncle is so hot. She tries to stay away and be professional, but the chemistry is just sparkling between them and soon it becomes too hard to resist. It's a lovely and heartbreaking story o

The Wicked King by Holly Black

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  series The Folk of the Air #2 number of pages 336 published January 8th 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers genre ya, fantasy, fae, romance rating πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ πŸ’œ cover πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ I fell in love with the first book, The Cruel Prince  and was so so excited to read The Wicked King. And while I liked it, a lot, it isn't as good as the first one, for me. Jude has the biggest job, she has bound Cardan to her, and she is the power behind the throne. And being around Cardan is confusing. Keeping all the balls in the air is not easy and she can't afford to stop one, if she wants to keep her brother safe, for at least the year she has.  It's intense, full of mind-blowing twists and turns and she doesn't know who to trust and who not to. Being human in the world of the fae is not easy. But Jude is not one to give up.  Jude is a hard character to like, she can be very frustrating, but on the other hand, her perseverance is legendary. :) Her sister on the other hand... My f

The Catching Kind by Bria Quinlan

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  series Brew Ha Ha #3 number of pages 289 published February 15th 2019 by RogueGiraffe Books genre contemporary, romance, adult rating ❤❤❤❤❤ cover ❤ ❤❤❤ Hailey Tate is a successful ya author. She loves her job but is not the best at publicity. Then her agent loses the bet. She will have to pretend to be Connor's girlfriend for the next little while. Connon Ryan is a hot, very good athlete, but is currently marked as a bad boy by the press. His agent wants to clean up his image and Hailey is just the girl for it. She gets publicity, she isn't a fan of (but the kind she needs) and he gets to clean up his image.  Fake dates turn into a real friendship. The more they get to know each other, the more the line between fake and real thins. Hailey and Connor are both very different. Despite their differences, they are perfect for each other. Hailey is sweet, introverted and doesn't like attention. Connor on the other hand handles attention very well. He is charming and thoughtful.