Transcending Darkness by Airicka Phoenix

Title: Transcending Darkness
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Genre: Contemporary Dark Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours

 

Blurb:

One: Sign the contract.Juliette Romero had a debt to pay, a debt that wasn’t even hers. But it was the only way to keep her family safe and all she had to do was sell her body and soul to the devil.

Killian McClary wasn’t called the Scarlet Wolf for nothing. He’d been the head of the McClary Organization since he was fifteen and had built a reputation for being a ruthless son of a bitch when it came to running the city’s underbelly, not to mention merciless when it came to punishing those who betray him. He didn’t believe in weaknesses. Only results. Juliette, with her shy smiles and hot little body was a weakness unlike any other and yet he was powerless to resist one more taste of her sweet flesh.

Two: Become his for a year.

When given the choice between her life or her body, what could Juliette possibly do, but submit to a man whose very name invoked fear in the hearts of others? She just never anticipated falling for his dark, hungry eyes and clever hands, or the way the beast in him made her feel oddly safe and cherished.

But what will happen when Killian’s dark past finally catches up to him and threatens the woman he can no longer imagine himself without? What will happen when both sides find themselves caught in a web of passion, lies and broken promises? Can Juliette tame the wolf or will her love for him devour them both?

Three: Don’t fall in love.

Boundaries will be crossed, loyalties will be tested and lives will be changed forever.

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Self-proclaimed romance addict, Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring imaginary friends to play with.
Airicka is the prolific author of over eighteen novels for those who crave strong, female leads, sexy alpha heroes and out of control desires. She’s a multi genre author who writes young adult, new adult and adult contemporary and paranormal romance.For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist–and tons of chocolate–visit her at:

 

Author Links:

Twitter: http://goo.gl/yoVWYF (@AirickaPhoenix)

Goodreads: http://goo.gl/HGVszf

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Release Day Blitz: The Donor by Nikki Rae

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Synopsis:
Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Inside or out.
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Bio:

Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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The Company Store by H.D. Gordon

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Synopsis via Goodreads:

Thanks to the greed of man, Earth is dying. Climate change and human greed has wrought mass destruction over the planet, and a fraction of the population remains.

The Company Store controls the last civilization, known as the Single Nation Circle. Those outside the Circle are Outliers, outcasts and gangsters who do whatever it takes to survive.

Samuel Poe is the 18-year-old leader of the Poe Boys, the Northern Outlier gang. With resources ever dwindling, Sam knows he must be the toughest of the dogs fighting over the scraps if he hopes to keep himself and his people alive.

When Sam meets Anna Rose, daughter of Mr. Company, the most powerful man in the dying world, he finds himself in a deadly race toward resources and a new life.

Much like those of their ancestors, the choices of the two star-crossed teenagers will echo through the ages, the fate of the human race resting on their shoulders.

My Review: (5 out of 5 stars)


Wow. Seriously

There are some things that are scarier than the mythical beast under the bed that will – and i truly mean this – take you into some parallel world if you leave your feet hanging off the bed – yeah good luck sleeping tonight ;) kay sorry being serious. The real fear is what will happen in the generations to come with the world.
H. D. Gordon paints a pretty scary sight for us. But its also a warning. A beautifully woven warning within an fantastic book.

Alright so the book :D

First thoughts: I had never been so scared to keep reading a book, a mixture of what will happen not only to the characters but the world too. I was entranced and in awe over Samuel Poe. What a wonderful character. And such an easily, flawed man to fall in love with *.* It is rare to see a book mostly written in the man’s pov, and ever rarer in my experience to find a YA that is. BUT THIS….this was freaking fantastic! Seriously holy crap…. kay sorry i will get over the gushing – haha no i wont

Plot: This was wonderfully unique in the world of dystopian novels. For once it felt separate from classic ideas that we usually see. It felt like unique book in general. The outside world from the “structured world” was dirty, nasty and really, really, real. All and all this book wasn’t quite what i was suspecting. I am not sure what i was suspecting really but this exceeded all expectations and then some. My heart was racing out of my chest, while I was sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen next. I think i might have potentially injured myself swooning as much as I did because – wow. I think half my e-book was just highlights. What beautiful writing, and wonderful sweet scenes between all the characters.

Speaking of Characters…

I think I have mentioned the star of this book – Samuel Poe – OMG im in love. if it wasn’t sort of creepy but im going to pretend he is my age and i can love him without it being super creepy ;) okay, ill stop being weird for a moment. He truly had the soul of poet and I think that he was an astounding character. He had flaws and he was quite aware of the fact he was not the hero of the end of the story. But to me he was the greatest human being in this entire book besides perhaps, Liem and Anna Rose.

All these characters were quite amazing with their own ticks and traits that made them all come alive on the pages. I found that these characters worked well together and I loved all ranges of them. Anna Rose was quite a sweet, truly kind hearted person. She saw the beauty in saving the world, and knew the power that she could hold.

The ending:

This will keep you reading up until the very last word and scared of the outcome. Trust me keep with it! I understand the utter fear you will face but it will all good promise

or will it …..

In the end this was a masterpiece, and another winner by the very talented HD Gordon in my opinion.

Cover Reveal: The Donor by Nikki Rae

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Synopsis:
Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Inside or out.
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Shooting Stars (A Surah Stornsong Novel #1) by H. D. Gordon

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Synopsis via Goodreads:

Surah Stormsong is one of the most powerful Sorceresses in the world. She is a princess who is next in line for the throne. As someone who has lost almost everything to this world, she only wants to pull away from it and live a normal life, but when Highborn ladies start being murdered and the Black Stone-a weapon that is capable of great destruction-goes missing, she is called upon to solve the issues and return her people to a state of safety. But danger lurks inside the castle walls as well, and when she runs into Charlie Redmine, a common Sorcerer Surah met once as a child, things grow complicated very quickly. He is the main suspect of the murders, but Surah is powerless against the connection she feels to him. Time is ticking, and if she doesn’t figure out what’s going on things will go from bad to worse, and an entire kingdom will suffer for it. From the author of the bestselling series, The Alexa Montgomery Saga, comes a tale of star-crossed lovers and magic, of hope and love and loss. The greatest question is, can love overcome all?

My Review: (5 stars)

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Plan: Read one book, then get back to work
Whats really going to happen: Now got to go back re-read the Alexa Series, finish it – oh god the horror *not in that way but i hate ending series, HATE IT, i don;t like reading the last one if i can help it* Then come back and finish this series

Song Choice: Haven’t done this in a while but because this book does revolve a little around music here we go, “Soft Skin” by Mountain Man, “I’ll Never Forget You” by Birdy

First thoughts: Fudge. Okay I originally read the first two theBlood Warrior <– series I stopped because I was upset where it was going so yeah I am a child threw a tantrum XD but make no mistake, this woman’s writing is an addiction and I can’t help but come back. I came back first with Joe, now this one. I wish I had known that these books were in the same universe as the Alexa Series. I don’t think its necessary to read those before reading this but I don’t think it would hurt, and I am not sure why you wouldn’t want to. So there is that ;) Overall those for this book – wonderfully unique, an interesting compelling read that will keep you up late and wake you up early just nudging the back of your head.

Overall thoughts I guess?

*i was going to do this like my other reviews but i am not sure i will*

So Plot: Loved it. Again I thought it was very creative interesting read. At first I wasn’t quite sure what universe we were in because of the jeans and t-shirt reference along with cloak references within the first few pages but the story develops ad unfolds in a way that you are no way overwhelmed or completely lost. Again if you read the Alexa series first I think it would greatly help develop the universe they are in, but I also don’t think its necessary. If you are an old time paranormal/fantasy reader you will do just fine. I found this story as intriguing as HD’s other books. I loved the twist that we didn’t really want to see coming, come. I loved the relationships, the characters. The overall feelings that they give you without really needing to say anything. I thought it was beautifully vocalized. HD is certainly a master with words and creative a vivid imagine for the readers to live in.

Characters:

There were a quite a few so I will say this, I am very eager to keep reading about Charlie, Sam and Surah. Even Bassil he is a mystery to me and I look forward to what he will do in the future. All characters were amazingly constructed and seemed to develop on their own. They still have so much left in them though so I can’t wait to see where all the characters end up.

I eagerly await to read the next book
Though like I said, I started with the Alexa Series so I feel I must return to those then come back here ;)
which is okay cause I stalked and saw that hopefully the third of this will be out maybe this year.
Sooooo plenty of time for me to get caught up

Cover Reveal: Lorelai, You’ll Never Die by Laura Konrad

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Title: Lorelai, You’ll Never Die

Author: Laura Konrad

Release Date: August 20, 2015

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Synopsis

Lorelai is a woman with many stories to tell.

She was just a promiscuous secretary at the county evidence
locker. But all that changed with the apocalypse.

She found herself alone and wandering the country in search of
something, she just wasn’t sure what. She came across many different types of people along
the way, some freaks and some who are just like her trying to survive. Her adventures forced
her to adapt in ways she never thought she could, made her feel in ways she never thought she
would.

In the apocalypse you either learn to adapt or you die…

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Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25896892­lorelai­you­ll­never­die?ac=1

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Author Bio

I’m Laura Konrad and I’m a 22 year old writer from Canada. I love
science fiction and apocalyptic stories and my first book was published with The Dryden
Experiment, a set of stories that were illustrated by Danielle Evert. When I’m not writing, I’m
reading copious amounts of books in a search for inspiration
http://www.amazon.com/Laura­Konrad/e/B00ZXX8DG2

https://twitter.com/_LauraKonrad

https://www.facebook.com/LauraKonradAuthor

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Sale Blitz: THE VOYEUR NEXT DOOR by Airicka Phoenix

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Today we are sharing some teasers and a sale for THE VOYEUR NEXT DOOR by Airicka Phoenix. It’s on sale for a limited time only so grab it up while you can!

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THE VOYEUR NEXT DOOR BLURB:

He lived next door.

Alison Eckrich was an expert at being invisible. Having been raised by a mother who saw only flaws, she had learned long ago to watch and never participate. Until him. He was gorgeous from what little she could make out through his bathroom window and he awakened things inside her she had always been told was wrong. But she didn’t care.

She was addicted.

Gabriel Madoc was no stranger to the cold sting of betrayal. His broken heart had left him hard and bitter and that was how he liked it. Until her. She was a vision in the soft twilight. Everything about her called to him. It didn’t even matter he couldn’t see her face.

He wanted her.

The rules were simple: No names. No faces. No attachments. They both had what the other needed so long as they never broke the rules. But what will happen when the mystery is unveiled and they both come face to face with the truth and each other? Is what they shared in the cloak of darkness enough to keep them together, or will reality tear them apart?

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Airicka PhoenixBIO:

Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.

When she’s not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.

Be the first for giveaways, teasers and upcoming releases by joining Airicka’s newsletter on her website www.AirickaPhoenix.com

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Crane by Stacey Rourke

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Synopsis via Goodreads:

The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

My Review: 5 stars

So here is how this is going to go down
I am going to quickly write this review then go ahead and get started on Raven because
I need its right now

This was beyond unique, this blown past that and beyond.
I am always up for an original story, something that I can’t even begin to fathom how the author could think of something so …. different.
Thank you Stacey Rourke for doing just that and more.
This is story telling at its finest. Not only are you throw into the story with practically wearing your 3d glasses but its in high def as well ;)
You will laugh, pee your pants, and swoon just a little bit…not necessarily in that order but possibly as well so i recommend have a fresh pair of undies with you

I can’t get over the amazing story that was unraveled in this book. Not only taking on the legend for a whole new thing but also keeping to the story we all know so well but telling it in such a fresh way that it feels new all over again.


Ireland! Omg what a character. So alive, charming, strong – much like a certain person I know. This character came to life and just tore through everything like a raging bull. She had sass, smarts, and a killer attitude. She is undoubtedly strong with her own reservations.

Rip was such an interesting fun character, he was the comic relief and the worrying father-figure of wisdom all at the same time. I enjoyed him and I cannot wait to see what he will do next ^.^

I think that this was an addicting read that will keep you gripped until the end.

Cover Reveal: Transcending Darkness by Airicka Phoenix

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Today we are revealing the cover for TRANSCENDING DARKNESS by Airicka Phoenix. This is an adult, standalone novel that will be released July 27th.

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TRANSCENDING DARKNESS BLURB:

One: Sign the contract.

Juliette Romero had a debt to pay, a debt that wasn’t even hers. But it was the only way to keep her family safe and all she had to do was sell her body and soul to the devil.

Killian McClary wasn’t called the Scarlet Wolf for nothing. He’d been the head of the McClary Organization since he was fifteen and had built a reputation for being a ruthless son of a bitch when it came to running the city’s underbelly, not to mention merciless when it came to punishing those who betray him. He didn’t believe in weaknesses. Only results. Juliette, with her shy smiles and hot little body was a weakness unlike any other and yet he was powerless to resist one more taste of her sweet flesh.

Two: Become his for a year.

When given the choice between her life or her body, what could Juliette possibly do, but submit to a man whose very name invoked fear in the hearts others? She just never anticipated falling for his dark, hungry eyes and clever hands, or the way the beast in him made her feel oddly safe and cherished.

But what will happen when Killian’s dark past finally catches up to him and threatens the woman he can no longer imagine himself without? What will happen when both sides find themselves caught in a web of passion, lies and broken promises? Can Juliette tame the wolf or will her love for him devour them both?

Three: Don’t fall in love.

Boundaries will be crossed, loyalties will be tested and lives will be changed forever.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Airicka PhoenixBIO:

Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.

When she’s not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.

Be the first for giveaways, teasers and upcoming releases by joining Airicka’s newsletter on her website www.AirickaPhoenix.com

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Facebook: http://goo.gl/eYXrrh

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The Barrier Between by Stacey Marie Brown

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Synopsis via Goodreads:

Zoey’s life has taken a dramatic turn. Only a few months ago she was a Collector working for the a secret part of the government called the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), tracking and collecting fae. Her life had been changing and improving with a partner she loved and a sister she adored.

Now all that is gone—Daniel murdered by a fae, and Lexi killed when the Seattle area is devastated by a powerful, magical electrical storm. Zoey herself is altered by her association with the Wanderer, Ryker, in life-changing way.

Zoey discovered she was an experiment from the very company she worked for. She could die at any moment of a threatening defect—taking Ryker’s magic with her.

In a race against time, Ryker and Zoey set out to find a way to transfer his powers back before it’s too late. Their journey takes them to the rainforests of South America, dealing with those who are after something Ryker possesses and who will stop at nothing to obtain it for themselves.

What Zoey and Ryker discover can destroy them or tear them a part for good.

My Review: 5 stars


Well then.

I am going to go slowly insane until the third book comes out

……….

*Sigh*

Every time I start reading something by Stacey I get so fully sucked in that nothing else really matters. Life outside of these books cease to exist and I am captivated by the words and story she as spun for us yet again. Always unique, heart-wrenching wonderfulness. Stacey certainly steps up the game in this book. Things have turned quite hot in Peru….*giggles* <- yeah im immature and make terrible jokes

If you aren’t aware this is book two in a series. Which is a spin-off of her other amazing series. All of which I highly recommend and demand you go read, right meow!

This book definitely did not disappoint, while there was a little more “waiting” in this book verses action I thought the flow was perfect as always. The stories being told outside of the running, heart-racing, action-y parts were just as important. The growth and realization that Zoey has to go through in this book was stunning and beautiful to see evolve and change was flawless. The connection to Ryker is hotter then ever, and the friendship between her and Sprig is as adorable as ever.

The new characters are hard to pin down, and for me i knew there was one i could never trust. The other I was so uncertain and it proves that he is going to keep me guessing. I don’t want to say much and giveaway the book but trust me when I say, I know if you loved the first one or even liked it you NEED to pick this one up. Awww who am I kidding, you need to pick up all her books because they are just fucking amazing. That is about as accurate as i can get.

And now I wait…patiently:


Awww who am I kidding?




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