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Review: Born Sinner by S.L. Jennings

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Twenty-two years ago, I was cut from a cold, sodden womb, and cradled in the filth and poverty of Chicago’s concrete arms. Statistically, I wasn’t supposed to survive these streets past the age of eighteen.

Fate had a different plan.

I was bred for one purpose and one purpose only: to unleash death and destruction on my world.

My thoughts are power.

My words are weapons.

Evil created me then grace tried to save me. But first… they tried to kill me.
They call themselves the Se7en. They are sin and salvation, and everything we’ve feared from the beginning of time. And their leader is the deadliest of them all.

He doesn’t lose.

He doesn’t compromise.

And most importantly, he doesn’t distract himself with mortal weakness.

Not until me.

Kill one to save a million.

That’s what he told me when he took me as his prisoner.

Kill one to save a million.

That’s what he’s been trying to tell himself ever since he took me into his arms.

Review

5 Star Review

This book, man.  It’s difficult to give you an accurate review of the awesomeness that is Born Sinner without giving too much away, but I’m going to try.

First off, we’re thrust (heh) right into the action.  Our main character and boss bitch, Eden, gets herself into a heap of trouble and winds up falling in with a group of very interesting characters.  Eden has lived a difficult life which has included her insane mother trying to kill her while she was still in her womb and then attempting to finish the job a few years later.  Eden’s mom was convinced that Eden was pure evil, a product of an unholy union between Eden’s Mom and…wait for it…the devil.  Yep, Lucifer himself.

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Obviously, this has caused Eden to walk through life tormented that her mother hated her so much.  It has made her consider her life worthless.  There’s also the tiny issue that Eden has the ability to make people do…bad things.  So when Eden finds herself with a scary group of people, the truth is slowly revealed and that truth reveals that maybe Eden’s Mama wasn’t quite so crazy (I mean, she totally was, but maybe not full-on crazy. Like, half-crazy).  Eden winds up being tossed into a world that includes angel, demons, witches, and warlocks.  Her newfound friends are tasked with trying to discover just how powerful Eden is and prevent her from turning to her true nature, which is pure evil.

But while Eden is being tormented by the newly revealed truth and the nightmares that have plagued her for years, she’s got a fierce hero in her corner. Someone who wants to show her that she can deny her urges, make different choices, and become someone better.  Someone good.  Someone who can find redemption.  L – our hero – is the leader of the group that protects Eden.  He’s got his own unique set of issues and while he was once tasked with killing people like Eden, L sees something different in this girl.  He no longer wants to destroy her, he wants to protect her, he wants to help her change, he just wants her.  In fact, he wants her so much that L is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for Eden.

At its core, Born Sinner is a story of good versus evil.  A story of family.  And a story of sacrifice.  The world building was amazing, the pacing was on-point, and if she hadn’t ended it on a cliffhanger the size of the Grand Canyon, I might’ve sent SL Jennings flowers.  But I won’t, because she deserves to be punished 🙂 The second book of the Born Sinners series is HIGHLY ANTICIPATED by this reviewer.

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Release Day Blitz: Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

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After that cliffhanger ending in FORGETTING AUGUST, we have been absolutely dying to get our hands on REMEMBERING EVERLY! And today it’s finally here – pick up the second part in the Lost & Found duet now!

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About REMEMBERING EVERLY

After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn’t forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly’s been hiding since her last fateful night with August.

Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.

But he can’t give up on the only woman he’s ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds–and face the darkest demons of his past–August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He’s not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever . . .

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Release Day Launch and Review: Tough Enough by M. Leighton

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You seriously don’t want to miss MMA-champion-turned-Hollywood-superstar Rogan. Hotness!

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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the second book in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.

MLeighton-ToughEnough-Cover250pxHeís a fighter who never loses, but is he tough enough to win her heart?

There was a time when I had everythingña wonderful family, a bright future. Love. But all that was taken away in a single night, torn from me like flesh from bone. Since then, Iíve hidden away in my second-choice job as a makeup artist. But I prefer it that way, actually. Iím comfortable in the shadows, where no one can see my scars.

Kiefer Rogan literally took my breath away the moment I met him. MMA champion-turned-actor, notorious playboy, charming to a faultóheís everything I vowed to avoid.

But he just wouldnít stop until I opened up and let him in. Maybe I shouldíve tried harder to resist him. Maybe I shouldnít have fallen in love with him. Because I, of all people, know that everyone has secrets. Scars. And that theyíre usually ugly and painful and destructive to the people we love most.

I just never guessed that they could be deadly, too. Continue reading Release Day Launch and Review: Tough Enough by M. Leighton

Release Blitz and Review: Lux by Courtney Cole

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The dramatic series finale to Courtney Cole’s bestselling†Nocte†trilogy!

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CourtneyCole-Lux-Cover-250pxMy name is Calla Price and Iím broken.

My pieces are all around me, floating on the wind, even as I desperately try to grasp them.

Who is dead? Alive? Insane?

What is the truth?

I donít know.

I do know this: The darkness is strangling me. With every breath, I choke on another lie.

My mind has protected me, but that shield will soon be lowered.

All will be revealed.
Every answer to every question.

Itís all been leading to this.

Donít be afraid.
Be terrified.

Review

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All the stars.  I seriously wanted to post 1 – 5 stars but I’m lazy and that would take up too much time. So, Lux gets the highest rating.  A big, wet, sloppy tongue kiss.

Jesus Lord.  There’s so much I have to say about Lux and so much that I cannot say.  

First off, at the end of this book, I closed my Kindle, raised my head to stare at my bedroom wall and whispered, “What. The. Fuck.”  I remained in that position for eleven days.

When I finally came around, I had (have) so many feelings.  I am equal parts thrilled at the ending but also kind of want to slam my face into a wall.  I know you’re looking for answers.  Lux will provide them to you. But you should also be aware that in a few short sentences, your entire head will be warped and you’ll wonder … well see, I can’t even say what you’ll wonder for fear of giving it away.

The reason I powered through this series (powered through because sometimes reading it was frustrating) was the mystery surrounding a book that reminded me of a noir film…  all of the books in the Nocte trilogy have been tense, atmospheric, gothic, and beautifully written.  Lux is no different but I would be a liar if I didn’t say that I was somewhat disappointed in the ending.  I would also be a liar if I didn’t tell you that, it took a little bit, but I eventually came to understand that beauty in the ending.  Instead of feeling disappointed, I just feel a sort of nostalgia.

You’ll get answers.  But be aware: those answers might not be what you were looking for.

 

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Series reading order: Nocte (#1), Verum (#2), Initium (#2.5), Lux (#3).

Get NOCTE: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo†| Audible (Add on Goodreads)
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Get INITIUM:Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo (Add on Goodreads)
Get LUX:†Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo†(Add on Goodreads)

CourtneyCole-Headshot250pxCourtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today†bestselling novelist who would rather write than eat chocolate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, but no amount of working in the corporate world could quell her urge to write.

Courtney was born and raised in Kansas, home of incredibly friendly people and the most horrendous weather on the planet. Because summer days were so hot, she grew up reading stacks of books… and when she didn’t like the ending, she wrote her own.

Courtney has relocated to Florida where she writes beneath palm trees. To learn more about her, please visit her website. †To sign up for her newsletter and receive exclusive sneak peeks and super-fan perks, click here.

Cover Reveal & Scavenger Hunt: Dare To Run

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Today we are celebrating the release of the DARE TO RUN cover! DARE TO RUN is a gritty, super sexy, adult title coming out on February 2, 2016 from Jen McLaughlin and published by Penguin (NAL Signet). To celebrate, we are having a scavenger hunt! There are 8 clues scattered around groups of bloggers hosting this feature. All you have to do is find all 8 clues and figure out the scrambled word.

To make it easy for you, we will tell you where you can find Clue #1.

Just go to this article on DARE TO RUN, found at USA Today HEA!

In order to find the groups of bloggers posting, go to Jen McLaughlin’s blog and she will have the lists so you can check out each group and find the remaining 7 clues.

 

For this site, the clue is listed below, along with the rafflecopter.

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DARE TO RUN Summary:

The New York times bestselling author of the Out of Line Novels takes readers to Boston where one gang of criminals knows how being bad can be so good…

She knows what he’s like on Boston’s mean streets. Now she’s going to find out if he’s got some heart.

Lucas Donahue is not ashamed of his criminal past, but after a brief stint in prison, he’s ready to go legit and live a normal life. The problem is, no one leaves the gang without permission—even if he is one of the boss’s top men. Plus someone’s placed a hit on him. And then there’s that feisty little bartender who’s going to cause him even more trouble.

Heidi Greene knows to keep her distance from a ladies’ man like Lucas—even if she can’t keep her eyes off him. When he rescues her from an attack in the alley outside her bar, she’s forced to stay by his side for safety. But the longer she spends time with him, the greater her chances are for getting hurt in more ways than one.

 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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