Month: March 2018

Naughty or Nice: Book Review

Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice
by Jessie Logan
Genre: Erotic Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: November 5, 2016


Satisfy your cravings with these 6 flirty, dirty, and decadently more-ish short Holiday treats.

Naughty or Nice (M/F)
When twelve days of Christmas giving doesn’t help Lily gain her co-worker’s attention, maybe an outrageously sexy gift will.

Just Like Santa (F/F)
A school teacher finds some scandalous holiday satisfaction with her student’s aunt and her willing friends.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside (M/F)
Stranded in a blizzard with a younger man, what’s a red-blooded woman to do except turn up the heat?

Home For Christmas (M/F)
A poignant reunion between husband and wife with a surprise in store…

The Mysteries of Faith (F/F)
What happens when your best friend marries the man of her dreams, when only days ago she was in your bed?

Secret Santa (M/F)
Sophie’s Secret Santa gift has some unexpected and exciting consequences…the type of delicious consequences that’d see a girl permanently on Santa’s naughty list.

Pick up a copy today and ring in the Holidays with a…lusty moan.

***This book contains strong sexual content and language, and is intended for mature audiences only.***
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All the 6 stories were super sexy and hot. If you are a person who loves short sexy reads then this book is definitely for you, in this book there are not only one but six of them.

I really liked the diversity of this book. The stories were set in diverse settings, each setting completely different from the other. Apart from this, stories were also diverse in terms of sexuality, there were not only M/F stories but also F/F.

My favourite story among the 6 was Home for Christmas. It was actually a scene between husband and wife, but the surprise at the end was just very sweet and warmed my heart. My second favourite was Secret Santa.

I din’t like the storyline of The Mysteries of Faith and it has nothing to do with it being F/F, I just don’t agree with The Mysteries of Faith’s storyline. So it is my least favourite story.

If you are looking for love stories in this book, then you will be definitely disappointed. Apart from two stories, which slightly had the hint of blossoming love (which you will only find if you’re hopeless romantic like me) , all others were only pure hot desire. Home for Christmas among the rest 4 was a bit different as it was a scene between husband and wife, plus it had that sweet surprise at the end.

Final words

Tired of reading serious novels? Need to relax and unwind a bit? Like short desire filled reads? For all those out there who answered a yes to these questions, please click on the buy links and get yourself a copy.



(4.5 STARS OUT OF 5)

About The Author

Jessie Logan

Jessie Logan is the pen name of a USA Today bestselling romance author. She adores writing dirty, flirty stories with a touch of humor and heart. Romance is her way to blow off steam and escape for a little while with a scorching-hot hero.

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*I received a free copy from Lola’s Blog Tours in return for an honest review*

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Moral Panic Virtual Tour: Book Review

Moral Panic by K.M Ecke
Genres: Crime Fiction, Thriller
Dream Flow Media

eBook(Mar. 16, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0-9998651-1-8

Print(Mar. 30, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0-9998651-0-1

AudioBook(Apr. 13)


Tanner Moore is at the top of his game in the high stakes world of big technology. As chief technology
officer of Paragon, the largest corporation in the world, he is about to release the greatest convenience
innovation in the history of commerce: drone delivery service to every inch of the globe.
But when an interview with journalist Amy Noral is secretly recorded and published by the clickbait media,
Tanner’s fall from grace is swift and brutal.
Tanner is fired, publicly condemned as a terrorist for comments he never made, and kidnapped by a
mysterious vigilante group who use surveillance data to track and kill their enemies. Tanner must navigate their underground world full of violent zealots and mental manipulation to find his way to
freedom, or see his drone technology used as the most advanced assassination tool ever devised.
Moral Panic explores the collision of the most extreme elements of politics, ideology and technological media manipulation. It navigates through a maze of modern surveillance with a skeptical eye on the data-driven world we live in, to bring an awareness of the possibility of such a story coming true in the real world.



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I signed up for this tour, only because of the synopsis. The synopsis reminded me of a book that I had loved reading, which had the story of a man being kidnapped by some group. Even though that was the reason I signed up, this turned out to be a completely different story, but somehow I still loved Moral Panic.

There were many characters in this book, and many different subplots. Even though Tanner’s was the main one, we get to know about some other people’s stories as well. How people were lured into something they can never escape from. How few people twist the knowledge of holy books to justify their sinful actions and how painful experience can turn a good man into a beast. How power can possibly wreck conscience. These were a few things I get to know through pages of this book, and through different characters.

Though I didn’t agree with every action Tanner took, but I still found his character to be quite likeable. Tanner was a really well built character. Different layers of his character was explored through the story, his morals, ethics were tested throughout the book. Other characters which I liked were Sam and Amy.

Another thing I loved about this book was definitely the world it was based on, the more technologically advanced earth. I liked learning about the new technologies that the author wrote about. The way things can be manipulated for someone’s own desire, and how technology can destroy us were certain issues that was talked about quite a lot in the book, and actually made the base of the book. This was something which was quite interesting to me, someone who comes from an technological background.

Moral Panic was quite a page turner given the concept, the mystery involved, and the twists and turns. Though the later part of the first half became a bit slow but it quickly picked up its pace in the second half.

Final words

If you are in a mood for a thriller set in a technologically advanced society, then click on the buy links immediately and get yourself a copy.



(4.5 STARS OUT OF 5)

Change Of Mind

Mar. 2, 2018
Physical Copy: $9.99
Digital: $5.99
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2. American Dream
3. Virus Of The Mind
4. Illuminate Soul
5. Rise Above
6. Change of Mind
7. Lacks A Lie
8. When We Were Blind
After years of artistic exploration and experimentation, Change of Mind is Ecke’s lyrical statement of defiance against cultural insanity. After producing four albums under various
pseudonyms and working with several Denver-based groups to help them produce albums, this is the first he has released under his own name.

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About the author

Hailing from the original birthplace of the atomic bomb, Los Alamos, NM, K.M. Ecke is an organic, free-range, preservative-free, philosopher-poet
using universal truth to battle cultural insanity.
Ecke, which is German for ‘corner’, is the child of a physicist and musician and grew up at the corner of creativity and logic. After ten years of
existential exploration and creative experimentation, he releases his debut novel Moral Panic, along with an album of lyrically-focused songs,
Change of Mind via his independent creative collective The Dream Flow.
Ecke strives to deliver a strong story with inherent value to his readers. The author is well-versed in writing, including essays, songs and poetry, the last of which the author finds the most efficient form of expression, and thus, the best way to improve his writing practice.
Initially intending for law school, a business law class changed his direction, and Ecke chose to pursue writing, soul-searching and creative projects. After several years of odd jobs learning about different pieces of the world, he began his own private music teaching business and
attended Colorado Film School for a year and a half to study filmmaking. After 18-months in his program, he veered to his own path and established Dream Flow Media, the home to all of his creative endeavors; publishing, music and all additional branches of the many-faceted visionary.
Along with his own creations, he strives to bring other artists into the fold to develop a creative collective for a variety of multimedia projects.
Ecke also works as a filmmaker for local non-profits and bands, and hopes one day to see Moral Panic on the big screen. The author lives in Denver, Colorado and hosts a storytelling micro-podcast Myths, Metaphors, and Morality. For more info, visit the author online at

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She sat in a corner,
Hands over her knees,
Waiting for her demons to enter,
Waiting for her modesty to be bared,
Ready to beg,
Ready to cry,
Ready to kick her little arms,
Frantically in vain,
But that day no one came,
Her demons lurking in the darkness,
Disappeared into the darkness.
The dreams that had plagued for years,
Dreams that would wake her up in fear,
Were finally no where near.
Finally her horizons were calm and clear,
Pink and blue, just like before the sunrise,
Not like heavy darkness that has always been there.
Because self defense lessons have paid off well,
Now she knows no one can harm her anymore,
No one will every be able to repeat what he did to her little self before.

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The Sherlock Effect: Book Review


Raymond Kay Lyon

Genre: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth

Pub date 25 January 2018

246 pages

Thistle Publishing


Christopher Sherlock Webster always blamed his Holmes-obsessed father for burdening him with an embarrassing middle name. He spent his school days desperately trying to live it down.

But after his old man prematurely dies, Christopher finds that he has somehow inherited the very same obsession…

Teaming up with Mo Rennie, a marketing-conscious pal, he starts up an agency called Baskerville’s, which specialises in the application of rigorous Holmesian method.

Here are five bizarre adventures from the files – a sumptuous feast upon which the gastronome of crime may gorge.

— A young beautician is stalked by a haunting stranger through the narrow streets of Cambridge. Yet he possesses love letters from the girl, ostensibly in her handwriting.

How come?

– A science journalist disappears while investigating UFO sightings in Wiltshire. But is the explanation earthly or supernatural?

— When a pornographer receives death threats online he arranges protection 24/7. Will it work?

– A pop diva’s boyfriend is kidnapped twice by animal rights extremists. Should the ransom be paid again?

— Everything in the garden seems rosy when a millionaire widower meets Miss Perfect through a dating agency. But the lady soon starts to behave oddly. Should the wedding plans be shelved?




It has been a long time since I had read a mystery book where the cases were solved primarily based on the power of deduction. So I was very excited to start The Sherlock Effect and I am really happy that this book lived up to my expectations.

According to me this book can be majorly divided into two parts, the part where backstory of Christopher or Sherl as his friend and business partner, Mo calls him, and another part consisting of 5 short stories, which are actually 5 cases which Sherl solves. In the backstory we get to know how Sherl got his middle, what problems he faced because of it, and how he eventually ended up doing this business of solving cases Sherlock style.

This book was just very well written, this book would be a treat to those who love reading books with good language and strong vocabulary. I just loved Sherl’s character and I am just in awe of his deduction power. Not just he gets to know the criminal before everyone else does, plus he also is able to tell how the crime was committed. Apart from Sherl, Mo’s character was quite good. He was a good friend and a great help to Sherl.

Each of the 5 stories had plotlines completely different from each other. And each of the stories were page turners, when you start a story, you are hooked from the start and you just need to know what will happen next, so in anticipation you keep on turning the pages.

This book had 5 stories, as I have already mentioned, all of them were really awesome but among them my favourite is the UFO one, The Warminster Assignment. It was really unpredictable and when everything got solved, I was pretty shocked.

Final words

If you are in a mood to read mystery, then just go and grab this book, in one you will get 5 thrilling stories, what else do you need?



(4 stars out of 5)

Praise for The Sherlock Effect

“I enjoyed ‘The Sherlock Effect’ and thought it original and well-written. An important factor for me in reading anything is the compulsion to go on reading, and I felt that.”


“The most ingenious part of your paperback is, of course, the central idea of a character named after Sherlock Holmes who decides to set up a detective agency on much the same lines as the original genius, and even in a similar room. I think that this inspiration offers interesting possibilities.”


“I love the idea of present day crimes being solved with Holmes’s deductive methods. The storylines are terrific.”


“It is a tremendous read.”

*Received a free copy of The Sherlock Effect from the publisher in return for an honest review*

Women of History Book Tour: Book Review

Welcome to Women of History Book Tour’s third week. In this week we are talking about Empress Wu Zetian(The Legendary Women of World History Book 5) and Gwenllian Ferch Gruffydd(The Legendary Women of World History Book 6). For my stop in the Women of History Book Tour’s third week, I am going to review Empress Wu Zetian.

The Legendary Women of World History Book 5
70 pages


The most hated woman in Chinese history!

Travel back in time over one thousand years and meet the first and only female emperor of China. Born Wu Zhao and given the reign title “Zetian” just weeks before her death in 705 CE, Empress Wu was the unwanted daughter of Chancellor Wu Shihuo — too bright, too educated, and too politically focused to make a good wife according to contemporary interpretations of the Analects of Confucius.

Married off at age 14 as a low-ranking concubine to Emperor Taizong, Wu’s intelligence, beauty, and charm won her a place as his secretary and protégé, political experience that would empower her to transform the lives of countless billions.

Explore the life of Empress Wu and discover why the world is a vastly different place because she dared what no woman in China before or since ever dreamed of.


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When I first saw this tour, I got quite excited and signed up immediately. I think I have never read anything much in detail about Chinese history in our history books, as far as I remember. So this opportunity to enlighten myself about a Chinese Empress was something that got me really excited.

Coming to the review. I think I really liked the way this biography of Empress Wu was written. I liked the writing style a lot. It was written as a moving story, in third person narrative, where the story spans over a long number of years. In this book, it was like a few major scenes of Empress’ life was taken out and dramatised in it.

Empress Wu’s character can only be termed as controversial. She has done quite a few deeds in her life that could be considered as morally incorrect, like murder, but still she did a lot of things which was in the betterment of the people of her kingdom, most important was trying to give equal rights to men and women. Empress Wu’s character had quite a lot of shades, which you would get to know about if you read this book, plus you would get to know about how her way of thinking and thoughts changed over the years.

Final Words

I think you should all give this book a shot because Empress Wu Zetian’s story is worth to be known plus this book is very small, only 70 pages, so you will be able to finish this book in one sitting only.

The Warrior Princess of Deheubarth
The Legendary Women of World History Book 6
56 pages


Queen Elizabeth Tudor’s Heroic Welsh Foremother!

Born in 1097 in Aberffraw Castle, Princess Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd ap Cynan was always destined for great things. As daughter to one of Gwynedd’s greatest warriors she grew up strong and passionate — more than a match for her older brothers.

At sixteen Gwenllian’s life changed forever when she fell in love with Prince Gruffydd ap Rhys, the beleaguered heir to Rhys ap Tewdur of Deheubarth. Together husband and wife fought for and ruled southern Wales, challenging the Norman Conquest of Wales and proving once and for all the nobility and courage of the Welsh people, a courage that endures across the centuries and lives in the heart of every Welsh man, woman, and child.

Includes an extensive timeline covering over 400 years of Welsh and English medieval history.

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About the Author

Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over twenty books published and self-published since August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide.

With her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as they are informative.

In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series.

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One winner each week will receive a sapling tree from the Arbor Day Foundation – trees will vary depending on the winner’s region – US only. There will also be two random winners for a special mystery prize- drawn at surprise moments during the tour!

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It seems almost foreign,
This life I have come to live,
A year before on this day,
There were a million dreams,
A million thoughts for tomorrow.
My future would be this,
My future would be that,
I had thought so often,
But now when I sit here pondering,
I think most of which I had hoped,
Happened never,
Fulfilled never,
But still I am happy,
But still I have accepted,
Still I have made peace,
With the present,
And fallen love with it.
Even though this life is completely foreign,
To the dreams I once had,
But still it’s loved,
Still it is the life I want to lead,
At least for now…..

Curse Of A Dragon’s Claim: Book Blitz

About the Book:

The flame within a dragon warrior’s heart awakens Arianna’s passion as she begins a journey in which she will discover she’s something more than she ever imagined possible.

The realm of the dragons is a world of magic, danger, and mystery. For centuries they’ve been at war with the vampires, but now the two enemies must work together to save all immortals, and the mortals they co-exist with, from an ancient evil. In order to do so, they need the help of the Forsaken, descendants of immortals who were cast out into the human realm, their memories wiped clean of their true heritage.

Clayne MacDagon is a powerful dragon warrior who is sent on a mission to find one of the Forsaken. Although he’s told that this woman is his fated mate, he can’t believe it could possibly be true. Arianna Mergliano possesses both dragon and vampire blood, and Clayne has an intense hatred for anything even remotely related to vampires, the evil beings who were responsible for his beloved twin’s death.

When Arianna meets Clayne, she’s convinced that the man is insane, or maybe he’s a warlock or even the devil himself, but whichever it is, she wants nothing to do with him.

Clayne knows he can’t fail at his mission. And once he meets Arianna he also knows that what he’s been told is true—she is, ironically, his intended mate.

Convincing her to accept him is only the beginning. He has to protect her from those who might want her dead. Together, they must face the shadows and evil that have long plagued the immortal realms and find a way to survive the coming war.

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“Arianna, please come and sit down so I can fix your hair.” Alba waved Arianna over to the chair in front of a long mirror.
“Sorry, I’m excited. Can’t sit down.” Nevertheless, Arianna obeyed Alba’s direction and sat down.
“We must be ready to leave within an hour. It’s quite a drive to the Allegretti summer home. I’m eager to spend time there. It’s beautiful.” Alba flitted around as she brushed then braided Arianna’s long tresses. “I’ve laid your emerald dress out. If you approve, I’ll pack it. I’ve another for you to travel in.” She pointed to the yellow traveling dress.
Arianna looked toward the bed where her garments were laid out in preparation. “Oh, a lovely choice.”
“Yes, it is. I thought it would make a wonderful impression for this afternoon’s luncheon. In the evening, you can wear your scarlet dress. You’ll be breathtaking.”
“Thank you, Alba. I don’t know what I’d do without you.”
“No thanks is necessary. I’m doing what your mama asked me to do.” Alba smiled. Arianna watched Alba in the mirror as she fussed with her hair, arranging it on top of her head.
“My hair looks wonderful.” Arianna appraised Alba’s handiwork.
“You should think more of things like hairstyles, dresses, and shopping. It’s what wealthy young women are supposed to do. You spend too much time thinking about other people. This event is important. Your papa and Signor Allegretti are depending on it to impress their new associates. Your papa is counting on you to charm them as you always do.” Alba set the carved jewelry box on the dressing table. “Perhaps you should pick some jewels out now so as not to risk taking all with you.”
“Perhaps.” Arianna frowned, her gaze locking on the older woman’s reflection in the mirror. “I feel particularly nervous about this garden party. For some reason I have this uneasiness…no, not really uneasy, I’m not sure what it is, but I’m worried.” Arianna placed her hand over her stomach. It pained her. “I feel something life changing is about to occur.”
“Hush now, Arianna.” Alba patted her arm. “Such talk makes people very nervous, including me. Change can be good.”
“I can’t help it, I feel something momentous will soon happen. I’m not sure if it’s good or bad. I need to be able to speak of things to someone, and the only one I can reveal myself to is you.” Arianna pouted.
“Put these thoughts from your mind and relax. You’re merely nervous about meeting the eligible gentlemen your father invited. I overheard your father say there will be several eligible, well-respected businessmen there. A widower and one who has never been wed are said to be present.”
“Father doesn’t know what an excellent catch is.” Arianna rolled her eyes. “He’s only looking at their wealth.”
“Of course he is, Arianna. It would do you well to understand the way of it. You’d never wed a pauper. You are meant for greater things. Hold still, your hair’s almost done,” Alba instructed.
Arianna handed Alba another pin. The words swirled in her head, a familiar mantra she’d long since gotten tired of.
“There, you’re absolutely exquisite. I want you to look wonderful as soon as you step off the carriage. We’ll refresh you once you’re there. But first impressions, you know.”
“I can’t believe you think wealth’s the only important thing. Not you, Alba. Love’s important. Don’t you think? Isn’t love with physical attraction most important? I know most girls don’t think of this. But I do.”
“I know you think differently in many things, but don’t speak of this to any other. Just remember, love doesn’t pay your bills or buy your lovely silks. Love doesn’t do much, and it may not last.” She motioned for Arianna to stand, then helped her into her dress.
“Papa and Mama loved each other, theirs lasted.”
“Yes, a rarity in itself. If you can tolerate him and he’s wealthy, you’ve the makings of a good husband. Love may come.” Alba stood back, inspected Arianna, and smiled. “You look gorgeous. Let’s get downstairs. The carriage is already parked out front.”
“There will be other females there to charm the gentlemen. They’re much better at being amusing. Sarah’s always so charming and delightful.”
“Yes, but these men are eligible suitors. You’re in need of a husband.”
“I don’t need a husband, at least not yet.”
“Hush, you speak silliness,” Alba scolded as only a beloved servant could do. “You’re a young woman, you need a husband.”
“The other girls need husbands too.”
“Don’t be foolish, you know as well as I, Rafaela’s engaged, Jenna’s being courted by a very appropriate suitor, and Sarah…well, she’s Sarah. You most certainly need a husband. You’re nineteen years old, and getting older every day.”
“You make me sound ancient.” Arianna giggled.
“Someone must take care of you. It won’t be your father forever, he grows older too.”
“Truly, I can take care of myself.”
* * * *
Clayne relaxed against the ornate couch, a drink in his hand. He appraised the home with a quick eye, the luxury of the human’s dwelling spartan compared to the spacious townhouse he’d recently purchased in the heart of Florence. The invitation to the Allegretti home was most advantageous. It allowed him to continue his search without breaking his cover of a rich merchant who recently relocated from Rome to enjoy the art and culture of Florence, the jewel of the Renaissance.
It amused him to interact with these uncomplicated people. Signor Antonio Mergliano had been insistent that Clayne accept the invitation to the garden party, assuring him an entertaining visit. For some reason, Clayne was compelled to accept, he liked the old man.
Clayne shifted. While fortuitous, the invite was a hindrance. He should be searching for a godforsaken female with the mark of the dragon. No doubt the Forsaken bitch was an ugly, cold-hearted, half-breed bloodsucker. His blood boiled at the very notion of a vampire’s offspring.
There’s no fucking way she’ll be my mate. Mother’s prediction is wrong.
Clayne stood up, stretching his legs. Taking a sip of his drink, it cooled his inner heat. He burned with annoyance at having to do the Goddess Amuliana Synvera’s bidding.
His hatred for anything remotely related to vampires ate at him. They were only good for killing, as far as he was concerned. As loyal as he was to his king, this quest made his temper burn. He’d much rather be back in Ejdeha Dragoni having his teeth pulled than searching for this abomination in human form.
Mother’s wrong. How could the fates be so cruel to me?
He sighed into his drink. It had been years since he’d spent so much time among mortals. Only his trips for his king drew him from his seclusion, and the grief still stung at the loss of his beloved sister.
Perhaps he’d find a simple-minded human female to dally with, relieve his frustrations. Dragon females could be so complicated and greedy of his time. Often, human girls pretended to be virtuous, yet he knew better, seeing through their facade immediately. Allegretti’s daughter was one such female, she smelled of many men. Perhaps she’d be willing and eager to sneak off to a secluded place where he could get lost for a bit between her thighs. The thought brought a smile to his face.
About the Author:
Welcome to Ciara Lake’s World. Meet Gorgeous Werewolves, Vampires, Dragons, Mermaids, Wizards, Witches, Mythological Gods and Goddesses, Mere Mortals And More! Fiction has always been a passion of mine. Creating worlds and developing characters is a great way for me to relieve the stress and strain of my everyday world. In fantasy (paranormal) and sci-fi stories, the author has the unique ability to invent wonderfully exotic places and people. I do that in my books. These fantastic genres provide a limitless ability to be creative and inventive. My stories provide an escape into a special world filled with unique and otherworldly things. And there is always a happy ending.
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AM13 Outbreak Series Book Tour: Spotlight

AM13 Outbreak Series:
Books 1-3
by Samie Sands
Genre: Zombie Horror
The deadly AM13 virus is taking over the world, creating hordes of
zombies and turning the few survivors into the hunted…
Survivors can only watch humankind dwindle to extinction.
They fight to protect their loved ones, to reach sanctuary, to keep their
sanity as civilization is destroyed around them, never knowing if
their next breath will be their last.
Will the person they fought beside soon be a flesh-hungry corpse, or even
worse, their own prey?
Read the bestselling series by author Samie Sands, now available in a
complete box set!
Includes the following books!

AM13 Outbreak Book 1
Leah Watton’s practical joke has spiralled way out of control—all to
impress a crush…
With a prank online video, Leah hopes to catch the attention of Jake
Colton, a cute, blond-haired, blue-eyed co-worker she’s had a crush
on for months. But instead of sending it to Jake, she manages to
forward the clip to her boss—who buys every gory second.
When mass panic ensues, Leah learns the video is more than a staged
The government is calling the virus AM13. As the outbreak spreads,
citizens are forced to stay indoors while they assess the gravity of
the illness. Most people are quarantined in their homes, but Leah,
Jake, and Leah’s best friend Michelle are some of the unlucky few
who are stuck at work when the Lockdown occurs.
That’s where she first encounters one of the infected…
Aside from a contaminated woman devouring one of her co-workers, Leah has
another problem. Does she do as she’s ordered and stay at work? Or
should she disobey government orders and break free to reunite with
her family?
She can’t go it alone—after all, Leah has none of the skills needed
to survive—but with Michelle and Jake by her side, not even a
contagious virus and a sea of the dead can keep her from…
Breaking out of the Lockdown…

AM13 Outbreak Book 2
Every attempt to contain the deadly AM13 virus has failed, leaving humanity
on the brink of extinction…
The plague is spreading out of control with no cure in sight. Then the
government announces its new plan—a sanctuary in an area completely
untouched by the infected—as long as you can get there alive and
Ethan Watton has managed to survive this long, even with OCD making every
day more hellish than it already is…
Ethan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder dramatically affected his life before
the infection began. Now he’s desperate to get as far away from the
zombie virus as humanly possible. Isolated and afraid, Ethan thinks
there is no way in hell he will survive the epidemic.
Alyssa Turner has spent her teenage years prepping for the undead to
challenge her zombie killing skills…
Alyssa knows with absolute certainty that she will survive the AM13 virus.
She’s read all the books, watched all the films, and done all the
research. She’s strong, tough, and a self-proclaimed badass. Any
group would be lucky to fight alongside her…until the unthinkable
makes her doubt every skill she’s acquired.
Dr. Jones is a scientist who doesn’t understand why he was selected to
produce a cure…
Surely there are survivors more experienced in virology than he is. And what
will happen to him—and the rest of the species—if he fails? Is
the fate of the human race really resting on his shoulders? Or are
there others working toward the same goal?
With the zombies multiplying and survivors struggling to make it to the
sanctuary, Ethan, Alyssa, and Dr. Jones fight to fulfill their
destinies. If they fail, their fate is sealed, and they will join the
millions of others who have been…

AM13 Outbreak Book 3
Writing books about the horrors of the zombie apocalypse is one thing—but
Georgie Blake can’t believe it has become her reality…
She never expected her fictional stories of blood, death, and the
consumption of human flesh to jump off the page into the real world.
She certainly didn’t think she’d survive this long if they had.
As a shy novelist, she was sure she’d be one of the first to die.
Safe in the Sanctuary, Georgie holds on to hope for a cure…
But that’s not all she holds on to. The government has promised the
people of the Sanctuary that they can return home. The rumours are
rife that there is an antidote on the horizon. But even if not, the
infected are dying out, throwing the treacherous AM13 virus to the
brink of extinction. If the infection dies out, this horrible
nightmare Georgie is living in will be a distant memory.
Until everything that’s right goes terribly wrong…
Soon after meeting some new friends in the Sanctuary, Georgie learns she’s
going to have to face the monsters outside the walls if she wants to
return to her old life. But for a scared, introverted bookworm, it
may be too much to consider…
Will Georgina conquer her fears of the dead to return home, or will she be
one of the countless others who have gone Extinct?
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I still, even now, can’t believe this has actually happened! In the beginning, back when people weren’t taking the whole “health scare” thing very seriously—before people saw the evidence of the AM13 virus—I had all kinds of stupid shit said to me.
“It’s like you’re living in your very own scripted movie, you must be so pleased!”
“Your books have come true!”
“At least you’ll have a lot of practice with this whole thing.”
And it was always teamed with this stupid, innocuous laugh that drove me crazy. I mean, what the fuck, guys? Seriously?
Yes, I’m a zombie author, but that doesn’t exactly mean I ever wanted to end up living within the pages of my books. I actually have a very successful series of young adult apocalyptic novels—five to date—and there was even talk of a film at some point, but that was fantasy. I didn’t want this to happen—no one in their right mind would.
The only reasons my books were as popular as they were is because I used my imagination to write them. I didn’t base them in any kind of fact or predictions or anything. When I think about me sitting there, revelling in putting my fictional characters—that despite popular belief, I do actually love!—through such hell, it kinda makes me feel sick. My readers, fans, whatever you’d like to call them, have sent me a lot of online…opinions…bordering on abuse over time as each new book came out, and more characters that they’d come to adore and root for, died. I know it was harsh; I tried to tell them as much. But you just don’t get through a zombie apocalypse without losing a few people.
And now, we’re living through it for real, and I’m seeing for myself how true that really is. I think it’s safe to say that it isn’t fun, and no, not even I’m finding it exciting.
To even think I could be enjoying a single part of my writing being reality is just ridiculous. From the very first second that I heard about the virus on the news, my blood ran cold. Other people didn’t pay much attention to it, even took it as a joke, but something deep inside of me was just beyond fascinated. I didn’t believe it—I was like everyone else in that sense—it was just too strange to be true. But to see a zombie virus discussed on the proper news was insane. In a way, it was like seeing my books come to life. So, I kept up to date with the story religiously, the entire time trying to remember that there was no way it could be fact, that it was scientifically impossible, but growing more apprehensive for what the future held at the same time.
Then, it suddenly became clear that everything I’d assumed was false was really happening, and my entire world was shaken upside down. It was like the comfort rug I’d always lived upon had been ripped from beneath me. I felt like my foundation had been whipped away and I lost myself a little along the way.
It’s safe to say that I became obsessed. I was like a woman possessed by everything AM13, everything else just took a back seat in my life. Even my books! I stopped writing, stopped checking my texts, I even ignored my social media accounts. Me. The girl who was addicted to Facebook and Twitter. I was online all the time. You know, just in case something vital might be happening somewhere in the world. I never wanted to miss out. Being an introvert, I found the online world intoxicating.
By the time the Lockdown officially started, I was so trapped in my own isolated, scared little world that the quarantine really meant nothing to me.
I decided to trust the Government’s plan to lock everyone inside their own homes while they sorted out the virus, implicitly. I truly wanted to believe that everyone showing signs of infection would get themselves to the specialised medical facilities. I convinced myself so strongly that everything was going to be fine—even though, deep down I knew it was unlikely—that I chose to use the time wisely and get back to my work. I was convinced I’d be able to actually get the sixth book written whilst locked inside.
But instead, I simply stared at the page I’d already written a while back, watching the words swim around in front of my face. Then the zombies started to appear outside my window and I couldn’t help but watch them, fascinated.
They were disgusting; all bloody and covered in gore and a black sludgy stuff. Some of them had limbs hanging from their bodies and large ripped holes through their torsos. Seeing them snarl, growl, and become desperate for human flesh was worse than anything I’d ever written. Sure, my work was slightly toned down for the younger audience, but I couldn’t have even imagined this if I’d tried. I wanted to pretend none of it was real—it should have been easy to, seeing those things was pretty unbelievable—but I just couldn’t. I didn’t have the coping mechanism that I wanted.
I would’ve loved to have to used what I was seeing to inspire me in some way—a real life muse, but I just couldn’t get past my original paragraph. I just couldn’t transfer what I was seeing into my fantasy world. It was like the jigsaw pieces didn’t fit.

Samie Sands is a 28 year old freelance graphic designer who has recently
decided to follow her lifelong dream and use her creativity in a new
way by writing.
She has a degree in Media Studies and PR and has already had articles published in a
number of e-zines, including one of the most popular pieces at Zombie
Guide Magazine. She has also had short stories included in a number
of successful projects.
She lives in a small seaside town in the UK, but loves to travel to gain
inspiration from new places and different cultures.

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Escort Blog Tour: Book Review


by Skye Warren
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.

I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I’m getting lucky. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes.

1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.

2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.

3) Except that… she’s a virgin.

I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.

Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.

But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.

ESCORT is a standalone contemporary romance that releases on March 20th!

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I wanted to try something written by Skye Warren, so when ESCORT went on a tour organised by Indiesage PR, I grabbed the opportunity and signed up to review this book. I am so glad I did that because I really enjoyed reading this novel. Actually I read this novel in one sitting. Yes, ESCORT was this addicting.

ESCORT is written as first person narrative of Hugo, the male lead, the highest paid escort of the town. His each and every emotion was expressed very beautifully by the author. Sometimes these emotions warm your heart, sometimes they pull a tear out of your eyes.

Both the main characters, Hugo and Bea were really good. Hugo is a handsome hunk who could sweep any woman off her feet and obviously could give them nights they would never be able to forget. Bea is a sweet girl, with sharp wit and fingers which could do magic with the piano. They both had painful pasts, past demons and present troubles, they overcame all of that to etch a happily ever after together.

The concept of the story was good and the characters were awesome but I have this one little problem with the novel, that is I felt the end was a bit haste, slightly abrupt, it felt like the story of Hugo and Bea was wrapped up in a rush. I think that a few more pages before they got their happily ever after would been better. Even though I had this slight problem but I still enjoyed reading Hugo and Bea’s story.

Final Words

If you are looking for your next romance read, something with steam, a beautiful storyline and awesome characters, then you should definitely click on the buy links and get yourself a copy of Escort.




Praise for ESCORT:

“My heart is fluttering with all the feelings from this incredible read… I always crave a new story from this author, and this time her gorgeous writing and poignant imagination shine with a unique and touching light.” – Babel, Goodreads reviewer

About Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana@That Artsy Reader Girl. Each Tuesday a new topic is assigned and we have to make a top ten list that fits the topic. This week’s topic is Books that are on my spring TBR.

Though there are a lot of books I wish to read during the spring, but following are the ten books that I am most excited to read…

1)Willow Woods Academy For Witches

An unforgettable YA novel filled with mystery and magic. Fans of Harry Potter and Beautiful Creatures will love this series.Kat and Angie have just enrolled at Willow Woods Academy for Witches against their parent’s wishes. They’re thrown into a magical, mysterious world that is everything they dreamt it to be. However, when an ancient book falls into their laps, their worlds are turned upside down.

10 years ago, a rivalry between the covens of Willow Woods Academy and Morwood’s School cost many their lives and cast a dark shadow over the academy. Now, Morwood’s has opened again for the first time since the incident, and mysterious happenings are occurring – and they all seem to be surrounding Kat. School’s never easy, and with her exams coming up, a stalker in the trees, and her family name shadowing doubt over what side she’s on, the first year of school is more of an adventure than she had ever anticipated.

2) No one Listens

*Poetry collection*
This book features life experiences of a young poet coming into her truth. Finding the beauty and pain that comes with words. Expressing deep emotions, such as joy, humor, despair, and heartbreak. Ultimately leading to her awakening.

3)Sing, Unburied, Sing

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Singexamines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds.
Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children’s father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use.
When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.
Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author.

4) The Lives of Desperate Girls

One small, northern community. Two girls gone — one missing, the other dead. A riveting coming-of-age debut young adult novel for fans of Everything I Never Told You and All the Bright Places.

Sixteen-year-old Helen Commanda is found dead just outside Thunder Creek, Ontario. Her murder goes unremarked, except for the fact that it may shed light on the earlier disappearance of Chloe Shaughnessy. Chloe is beautiful, rich and white. Helen is plain, and from the reservation. They had nothing in common except that they were teenage girls from an unforgiving small town. Only Chloe’s best friend Jenny Parker knows exactly how unforgiving, but she’s keeping some dangerous secrets of her own.
Jenny begins looking for answers about Helen’s life and death, trying to understand larger questions about her town and her best friend. But what can a teenage girl really accomplish where adults have failed? And how much is Jenny actually complicit in a conspiracy of silence?

5) The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia

Quiet, reserved, Lady Ophelia Fletcher always has her nose stuck in a book; hence why she didn’t witness the death of her friend the fateful night of her passing. Now, she writes the Mayfair Confidential column to expose unsavory men as a way of making amends for not backing her other friend’s claims of murder. When a handsome stranger arrives to meet with her father, Ophelia is helpless to keep from investigating the dashing lord.
Colin Parnell, Lord Hawke, has a promise to uphold: find the book that proves his grandpapa worked as a spy for King George II and did not die as a no-good smuggler off the coast of Kent. Shrouded in mystery and scandal, the Parnell family has been at war with one another for decades, and Colin is determined to put a stop to it all by discovering proof of the family’s honorable past. Unfortunately, the book he seeks is in the hands of a fiery-haired beauty, and he’ll need to enlist Ophelia’s help to uncover the truth.
Ophelia is more than happy to use her skills to help Lord Hawke. But will their search for answers lead to misadventure, or will they get something greater than they bargained for: the truth and each other?

6)The Sherlock Effect

Christopher Sherlock Webster always blamed his Holmes-obsessed father for burdening him with an embarrassing middle name. He spent his school days desperately trying to live it down.
But after his old man prematurely dies, Christopher finds that he has somehow inherited the very same obsession…
Teaming up with Mo Rennie, a marketing-conscious pal, he starts up an agency called Baskerville’s, which specialises in the application of rigorous Holmesian method.

7) Orca Rising

16-year-old Ocean Daley needs to get away from school, his seaside town and wasting his summer working for his mother’s irritating boyfriend. When his mysterious Uncle Frank offers him a place at a summer school for a select group of gifted teens, he jumps at it.
But the school isn’t like any other, with classes in hacking, bike racing, psychological tricks and combat. Orca, the secretive organisation behind the school, needs fresh recruits…but for what? Ocean’s father co-founded Orca, and joining the organization feels like a way to honour his memory, as well as strengthen bonds with his strange uncle.
Orca demands each teenager push themselves beyond the possible and in return each student gets an impressive salary, international travel and exhilarating field missions — a double life. There is one catch. Joining Orca is a life-binding commitment to support their ‘noble’ cause. For Ocean, it’s the challenge in life he’s been looking for.
Others might call it a trap.

8) A Perfect Sentence

A portrait of a modern family in crisis, a moving love story and a chilling narrative of revenge, A Perfect Sentence moves swiftly from London through Florence, the South of France and Morocco and ends dramatically in Barcelona’s cosmopolitan Barri Gotic.

Kier Buchan, a fifty-something Londoner who has recently been made redundant by the Open University, is disaffected and wryly bitter. He is the father of brainy Charlie who is heading for graduate school in America and of teenager Cat who is heading nowhere. His cool, sensible wife Fran feels his disquiet but cannot connect. Kier recounts his role in the break-up of his family and an entanglement in an inappropriate relationship with a much younger woman which he dares to hope will lead to an escape from his old self.

9) Evening’s Land

The dark elegance of Anne Rice’s THE WITCHING HOUR meets the lush parallel worlds of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN series.

Reeling after her best friend’s suicide, Ada Walker falls under the spell of the collective subconscious, the EVENING’S LAND, searching for Faye’s soul with a rakishly hypnotic ghost named Christopher.

Richly preternatural and spine-tinglingly erotic, EVENING’S LAND is an exploration of love, loss and loyalty that will haunt you long after the last page is turned.

10) My Life As A Bench

‘There are so many benches lining the riverside, each and every one tragic in its own way.’
Ren Miller has died aged seventeen and yet her consciousness lives on, inhabiting her memorial bench by the River Thames in London.
Ren longs to be reunited with her boyfriend Gabe, but soon discovers why he has failed to visit. Devastated, she must learn to break through and talk to the living so she can reveal the truth about her tragic end.
Unique, haunting, and compelling, this is a story about love, friendship, a passion for music and what, if anything, remains after we’ve gone.

Are any of these books on your TBR list? If not, would you add any of these books?