Mama Gets Under the Covers: The Legend Mirror books 1 and 2 by @luxguardians

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Beast of Callaire (The Legend
Mirror #1)
Release
Date: 05/20/14
200
pages
Summary
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Yasmin is a descendant of the Manticore.
A creature of Persian mythology. A Legendary.

But she doesn’t want to be. Unlike the Legendaries in The Red, Yasmin wants
nothing more than an ordinary life. She tries to fool herself into believing
that she doesn’t change into a beast every full moon and savagely kill innocent
people.

But when Yasmin starts hearing a voice in her head and is drawn into dreams
that aren’t her own, she is led to Fray—a girl who once saved Yasmin from
hunters, who has shadowy memories that hint at her having Legendary magic—and
Yasmin is catapulted into a life of Majick and malevolence.
Despite the danger around her and Fray, Yasmin might finally have a chance at
being a normal girl with a normal girlfriend. But with Legendaries being
killed, a war between the Gods brewing, and the beast inside Yasmin becoming
stronger each moon, her mundane life is little more than a dream.
 
The
Dryad of Callaire (The Legend Mirror, #2)
Release
Date: 08/18/15
300
pages
Summary
from Goodreads:
The Legend Mirror series returns with
more mythology, more danger, and more Majick as Yasmin Wikke sets out on a
quest to find her missing girlfriend.

 

Reeling from the fight with Discordia, Yasmin and the Red search for answers.
Who is Discordia? Why were they stealing Majick? And where have they taken Fray
and Priscilla Hannam, a Legendary swept away in the midst of battle? To get
them back, Yasmin will have to ally with both Gods and strangers, and go to
extreme lengths.
Fray and Priscilla have been stolen, taken to an impossible place that is
slowly changing them. Their captors are monsters with venom in their teeth and
bloody hands, and they want to use the girls to win a war. But armed with a
terrifying and empowering new ability, Fray will die before she becomes their
pawn.

About the Author

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Kelsey is the author of several novels for young adults, including the free Lux
Guardians series and The Legend Mirror series. Her latest releases include THE
BEAST OF CALLAIRE, the first novel of a new YA fantasy series, and a collection
of diverse fairy tales in LOVE IN THE GILDED AGE. Find her online at
saruuhkelsey.co.uk.

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Mama Reads Lure by @tarynnwa

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Lure by Tarynn Kerr
Publication date: March 18th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Her lips just barely moved, and I heard faintly on a breeze, “I will come back for you.”

David was looking forward to doing some hiking on his family camping trip. That is, until he’s lured into another world. Now he has to hike through the fae world, where fairies, hellhounds, and all sorts of magical creatures are lying in wait. These aren’t nice, fairytale creatures. No, everything here seems determined to kill David and his family. He has to escape this dangerous realm, but the one fairy that can help him may be the one that keeps him here.

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Mama’s Thoughts:

Lure provides a glimpse into the world of the Seelie and tells us they aren’t necessarily the good guys we’ve thought them to be.  It’s all a matter of perspective, and no matter what humans are not allowed.  I was intrigued by the relationship (or lack thereof) between the courts, and how each one regarded humanity.  Most of this story was a bit hollow for me, though I loved Cearo.  The characters didn’t draw a great deal of emotions from me, but I did become invested enough to read to the end, not expecting it to be a cliffhanger as it was.  There could have been a lot more development for David, Eric and their Mom, and I would have loved the story had I known more about why things were so tense with the fae.  The author was obviously a great fan of fairy stories, as am I, and I enjoyed the references to the old tales.  In the end, I suppose this just fell a bit short for me, with very little in the way of detail and complexity, it was like staring into a pond and only seeing the reflection.  I’d love to have gone deeper.  3 stars

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Mama Gets Under the Covers: Reveal for Chasing Winter by @AuthorAloraKate

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Chasing Winter

(the fourth and final book in The Four Seasons Series)

by Alora Kate

Genre: New Adult – Romance

Coming Soon!!

**Release Date: July 20th**

 

 

Synopsis:

Everyone has secrets but some are worse than others are. Some people are ashamed of their secrets. Some people are terrified of how others will react to their secrets. Chase and Winter both have secrets. They both have demons and a past that haunts them. This is the final book in The Four Seasons series and we finally get to meet Winter and Chase. How will they deal when they learn about each other’s pasts? Will Chase still continue to chase Winter?

 

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About Alora Kate:

“I hear voices in my head and I love that it’s totally okay.” – Alora Kate

 

Alora Kate – Pen Name

 

There are many reasons why she chooses to use a Pen Name. She battled with the idea but in the end, it’s a dedication. Alora Kate is a dedication to someone special who left this world way too soon.

 

She doesn’t write to get rich, or famous. She does it because she loves it. If only ten people bought her book and loved it, then it was worth her time to write it. She loves to share her crazy world and characters with you.

 

She is a single mom of a very active 3yrs old. He is her whole world, and life wasn’t complete until he came along. She is also a full-time college student studying photography and graphic design.

 

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Mama Listens: Audio Blog Tour for Blades of Magic by @tedunwrites

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by Terah Edun

Release Date: 03/31/14

Length: 8 hours and 14 minutes

Narrator: Sylvia Roldn Dohi

 

Summary from Goodreads:

It is not a peaceful time in the Algardis Empire. War is raging between the mages and seventeen-year-old Sara Fairchild will be right in the middle of it.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Sara is the daughter of a disgraced imperial commander, executed for desertion. Sara is also the best duelist and hand-to-hand combatant in Sandrin. She lives quietly with her family’s shame but when challenged about her family’s honor, her opponent inevitably loses.

On the night she finds out her father’s true last actions, she takes the Mercenary Guilds’ vows to serve in the emperor’s army. Using her quick wits and fierce fighting skills, she earns a spot in the first division.

There she discovers secrets the mages on both sides would prefer stay hidden. Dark enemies hunt her and soon it’s not just Sara questioning the motivation behind this war.

While fighting mages, blackmailing merchants and discovering new friends, Sara comes across something she’s never had before – passion. The question is – can she fight for her empress against a mage who might unwittingly claim her heart?

This is year one of the Initiate Wars. Sara is hoping it doesn’t become the year she dies.

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Mama’s Thoughts:
As with many audiobooks, this one begs to be looked at separately from its printed counterpart to give the most fair review.  I enjoyed the story greatly, the magic and action really drew me in.  However, for the most part, I felt the narrator didn’t quite bring the life of the main character into the performance.  All of the outlying characters had more depth and personality, and I think the narrator did a splendid job portraying different genders and ages.  I would have liked to know more about the relationships between the different factions, though I suspect this may be delved into in later books in the series.  Sometimes you don’t fall in love with a book, but you still enjoy it a great deal while you’re listening.  Blades of Magic could charm many a fantasy fan, and I urge you to check out the sample above.  3 stars

About the Author

Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer that writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl. She prefers reading and writing high fantasy tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship. Her latest book is Sworn To Conflict, the third in the Courtlight series.

 

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Mama Reads: Catalyst by Casey L. Bond with @GHBTours

Catalyst
By- Casey L. Bond
Genre- YA Dystopian
Publication Date- June 18th, 2015

 

The city of Confidence is surrounded by a thick, concrete wall. These walls are built to protect those within and to keep dangers outside. What happens when the only danger to the citizens within is its leadership?

 

When a young man on a suicide mission meets a young woman with a terminal illness, both of them use one another as a means to their own ends. They never expect to become friends. They never expect to become so much more to each other. Their backgrounds and the secrets they uncover are more dangerous than any plans they could make together or separately.

 

Revolution begins with a spark.
 
 
     
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Enoch slowed the car, scanning the surroundings meticulously. My eyes caught movement. A dark figure crouched behind some nearby bushes that were too thin to hide him. Enoch had taken notice, too. He stopped the car and jumped out of the vehicle, raising his stunner.

I’d never seen one used on a person before. Sitting up straighter to get a better look, I watched as the dark figure jumped up and tried to run. Despite his exertions wasted on me, soldier Enoch was fast, too. Hot on the figure’s heels, the soldier launched the stunner’s probes. When they connected, every muscle in the assailant’s body seized and locked up tight. The man stopped short, and Enoch tackled him, removing the probes from the back of the man he’d just tackled.

My fingers and face were pressed against the hot glass of the window.

My goodness. That was intense.

I watched as Soldier Enoch winced and gritted his teeth as he hefted the other man’s weight and dragged the limp form toward the car. He didn’t put the assailant in the front seat and I almost fell out onto my face when the door beside me was wrenched open. He was going to put him in the back seat! With me! I scooted far to left, plastering myself against the opposite door.

“Can I get in the front?” My voice was shrill, but I couldn’t help it.

Enoch shoved the man down into the seat beside me and then began to maneuver his feet into the floorboard. “So you can run again? I don’t think so,” he grunted, still fighting with the man, whose muscles were beginning to work now. The man was trying to fighting back.

His clothes were weird. They were torn and dirty. His neck wouldn’t hold the weight of his head, so it dangled between his knees, obscuring his face. The door beside him slammed closed, locking us inside. There was a bullet-proof glass barrier between the front and back seats.

If I thought running had given my heart a workout, I was wrong. This was crazy! I tugged on the door handle, pulling hard when it wouldn’t open. “Don’t break it.”

The voice beside me was deep, rich and fluid. It stopped me. I released the handle and looked over. His head was eased back against the headrest, and he looked at me intently. “You’ll really piss him off if you break his ride.”

Blue eyes. The color of what I imagined the ocean looked like: Blue-green and crystal clear as water. Dark, shaggy hair framed his face. His jaw was square and peppered with dark stubble. He had holes in his ears, held open by round pieces of metal. Colorful tattoos covered one of his arms. I gasped, which made him chuckle.

Enoch started the engine and eased the car forward.

The guy sitting, literally stunned into submission beside me, was a scrub. And since they’d caught him in the city, he was as good as dead.

“What’s going on back there?” Soldier Enoch piped up, glancing from the rearview mirror to the road and back, as he drove forward down the same street on which the scrub had been apprehended.

“Calm down. Nothing’s going on.” The scrub’s voice was hypnotic. I couldn’t quit staring, but I kept my hand on the door handle. It wouldn’t do any good. It was locked, but it made me feel better somehow, like I was holding a metal rod that would ground any electricity he sent my way.

Soldier Enoch smiled at my seatmate smugly. “I’ll enjoy watching you hang, scrub.” He muttered some belittling remarks and I watched the scrub’s face distort into something frightening. The scrub flexed his fingers, one at a time, then all together. He was regaining feeling, regaining strength. It looked like he was ready to try something.

Enoch’s page began making static sounds and frantic voices came over the air at him. Taking advantage of the distraction, I scooted closer. When the scrub’s arm raised in Enoch’s direction, my fingers grazed his forearm. “They’ll kill you,” I whispered to him.

“I know.” He didn’t move away, just stared at my fingers on his skin. I pulled my hand back.

“Why did you risk it? Why come into the city?”

He stared back at me. “My brother is sick. He needs medicine or he won’t make it.”

There was a raw quality to his voice indicating that he was being honest. Now his brother would die, and so would he.

Enoch was still fussing with someone over the page. I looked back at the man sitting beside me. The scrub was pinching the bridge of his nose.

“Are you able to run?” I whispered.

He snorted. “Like it matters.”

“Are you? Have your muscles recovered?”

Soldier Enoch glanced up into the mirror again. When he was preoccupied with his page, the scrub leaned forward propping his elbows on his knees. He flexed his feet and arms, making the muscles ripple beneath the fabric. “Yeah. I’m good.” He looked sideways at me, giving me a smile. “Why?”

“Did you get the medicine you needed?” I whispered.

He nodded. He’d gotten it.

“When he unlocks the doors, run and don’t look back.” The scrub’s brows furrowed, almost meeting in the middle.

“What are you talking ab—”

“Soldier!” I shrieked. “Pull over. I’m going to be sick!”

“You’re kidding me!” Enoch jerked the wheel to the right and the car followed suit.

“I need help, please! The door won’t come open!” I frantically jerked on the door’s handle and panted dramatically, pounding my palm against the closed window. “Please!”

“I’m unlocking it!” Soldier Enoch yelled, throwing his door open and then clicking the button on his door to unlock mine.

He opened my door, and I dry heaved a few times, making it look real. Most times it would have been real, but I had vomited everything I’d eaten already—just outside the doctor’s office at the Medical Pavilion.

Soldier Enoch crouched down and awkwardly tried to pat my back. His city-issued, black leather boots shone in the bright sunshine that was still blazing over the land. The temperature outside had gotten cooler, but the landscape was now painted a vibrant gold.

Enoch wasn’t all bad, maybe. I regained my composure, accepting the handkerchief he offered. I wiped my eyes and then the corners of my mouth before blowing my nose and offering it back to him. He declined with a cringe that he tried to disguise with a smile, so I smiled sweetly at him.

When I looked over to where the scrub had been seated, his seat was empty and his door stood wide open. He’d gotten away. He was free, and his brother had a chance at life.

“Where’d he go?” Soldier Enoch screamed. Stomping around the back of the car, he proceeded to search the area meticulously. Twenty minutes later, he gave up. I should have left and walked home, but I was tired. I couldn’t do it, and Enoch would have gotten in trouble if he showed up without me, or if I showed up at home without an “escort.”

So I took pity on us both and stayed put, imagining and hoping that the scrub had made it over the wall and that his brother would make it, too.

Mama’s Thoughts:

So many YA Dystopians, so little time, but this is one to make the time for.  Casey L. Bond has a way of pulling you into her world and making you soak up every detail, without feeling bogged down.  Catalyst is almost more scifi than fantasy, but wholly grounded in a reality eerily similar to our own.  From nail biting suspense to blood pumping action, this book kept me turning page after page.  Another fine example of how to make a tired genre fresh, and how to give readers what they crave- concise words written with creativity and depth. 4.5 stars!

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About the Author-
Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.
 
Bond graduated from Hurricane High School in 1999. In 2003, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University in the field of Criminal Justice.
 
You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:
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Mama Reads: Between Loves by @cynamarie

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Between Loves
by Cynthia Austin
The Pendant #2
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy

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Synopsis: Sidney Sinclair’s life has gone from dreamlike escapades to the reality of two men who both want her…

Her unfaithful rock star boyfriend, Ray Ryker, may have some competition in a handsome young stranger, Adrian McAllister, who she first only imagined in her dreams.

The thing is, he’s no longer a fantasy. He’s now not only involved in her thoughts but her everyday life as well.

Sidney finds herself in a romantic overload as she tries to choose between the boy she’s known since high school, or the exotic presence with shining green eyes who takes her breath away.

Until, she is attacked in her backyard, and someone’s murdered…

While trying to uncover the identity of the mysterious killer she can’t help but wonder if the handsome stranger may have had something to do with it.

It doesn’t take long for Sidney to realize she doesn’t trust either of the men in her life, not Ray, her adulterous boyfriend, or Adrian, the green-eyed charmer.

Now she finds herself having to weave her way through the web of lies confronting her at every turn.

Or she could be the next to die…

Mama’s Thoughts:

While I enjoyed the wonderful complexity of Sidney, there were definitely a couple of things that made it hard to get into Between Loves.  Mainly, it was a bit slow, like the first book, and there was a lot of repetition (green eyes again.) That being said, Austin’s world is rather intriguing and the story being woven does garner a great bit of interest, making it easier to read once the suspense picks up a bit.  I do think Adrian and Ray are both part of the problem for me too, as they are just not at all captivating as love interests, at least not at this point.  I’m certainly interested to see where things go in the next book and would absolutely recommend you read this if you enjoy fantasy or even mystery.  3.5 stars

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Synopsis: Sidney Sinclair was living the dream of any eighteen year-old girl…

A handsome rock star boyfriend, a closet full of designer clothes, a limousine service at her beck and call, and a mansion in the hills of Los Angeles.

Even with all that glamour and excitement at her fingertips, she still feels as if she’s been missing something in her life so she decides to leave.

While trying her best to put her dysfunctional romantic relationship aside and tend to her beloved Granny, Sidney unexpectedly stumbles upon an intriguing emerald pendant boxed away in her grandmother’s closet.

Soon she learns it once belonged to her long-lost mother who committed suicide when she was just a baby. Suddenly feeling emotionally connected to the woman who had birthed her, Sidney begins to wear the necklace.

This sends her on a whirlwind journey that alternates between fantasy and reality…

Almost immediately, she starts having dreams linked to the mysterious pendant. As danger begins to seep into her life, Sidney refuses to remove the necklace and instead documents each dream to help her further understand them. However, she soon begins to wonder if they are dreams meant to bond her to a mother whom she never knew?

Or a subconscious warning that threatens her very life?

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Cynthia Austin lives in Northern California with her
husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldogge named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”

She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled “The Pendant.”

Cynthia has been published twice in The Writer’s Monthly Magazine as well as the online news site, Yahoo! Voices. She currently attends Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, California, where she is working to achieve her degree in English.

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Mama Fangirls over, I mean Reads: The Forgotten Mountain by @hymheather

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Heather Lyons’ THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN! THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy and the third book in Heather’s The Collectors’ Society Series! Grab your copy today! These are top notch fantasy tales that you don’t want to miss:)

 

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The van door behind us slides shut. A click signals Marianne’s adherence to my wishes, and then we three descend upon the front door, the crunch of dead leaves and twigs beneath our feet cutting through the uneasy silence the gloom sunrise has brought. In a surprising show of gentlemanly manners, the A.D. moves to open the door. When the handle does not depress, a half smile curves his lips. “It’s locked. But no worries. I can have it picked open in no time.”

“There is no need.”

Darkish-blonde brows scrunch together. “But—”

“Stand to the side, please.”

When he fails to move at my thinly veiled order, Mary not so gently yanks our companion away.

The door before us is thick. The handle is ornate. It is a beautiful door, no doubt chosen specifically to adorn a building as fine as Bücherei. It takes me three strong, measured swings of my war hammer against the handle and its surrounding area to break it apart and permanently scar its beauty. Picking a lock is kind, respectful even. A picked lock can be relocked. I do not wish this door to close behind me. I do not wish to be respectful of Bücherei.

The time for genteel manners is gone.

The A.D. is in danger of catching flies with his mouth as he ogles the door’s remnants. For someone who professes to be so clever, he certainly underestimates ladies far too often.

Stale darkness, oppressive and opaque all at once, looms before us. I am unafraid, though. I am not even taken aback. I believe in the impossible, after all. I have seen, lived the impossible.

I step past the wreckage into the house.

 

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About THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN:

After years spent in Wonderland, Alice Reeve learned the impossible was quite possible after all. She thought she left such fantastical realities behind when she finally returned to England.

Now Alice has become a member of the clandestine Collectors’ Society, and the impossible has found her again in the form of an elusive villain set on erasing entire worlds. As she and the rest of the Society race to bring this mysterious murderer to justice, the fight becomes painfully personal.

Lives are being lost. Loved ones are shattered or irrevocably altered. Each step closer Alice gets to the shadowy man she hunts, the more secrets she unravels, only to reveal chilling truths. If she wants to win this war and save millions of lives, Alice must once more embrace the impossible and make the unimaginable, imaginable.

Sometimes, the rabbit hole leads to terrifying places.

Mama’s Thoughts:

Crap on a cracker, these get better and more intense with each new installment! I tried to resist the temptation of reading late into the night and failed miserably, only now I have more questions than ever.  Well, there were certainly some big secrets and surprises revealed, but that ending! Oh my Heather Lyons you have me in a tailspin here, my heart just can’t handle the wait!  Poor Jace…Poor Finn… Poor Alice
I truly don’t know whether to cry or stage a protest, that stupid queen and her relentless torment of our favorite heroine here.  In The Forgotten Mountain you will find not only another set of well written verse, but also an intriguing change amongst many key players.  Loss and fury have a way of doing that.  I fear if I say much else I’ll give away all the juicy bits, so let’s just discuss how much I’d recommend this piece of fiction shall we? The answer most likely won’t surprise you at all abso-frickin-lutely. Not only would I recommend the book I would shove it in your face with tea and cakes and get you to gush over the lovelies within.  5 stars

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Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

 

 

 

 

 

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Out of the Covers: Because of Summer Reveal by @_ElleVaughn

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Title: Because of Summer

Author: Elle Vaughn

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 29, 2015

 

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Taylor is a cocky Miami bartender with something to prove. Working at The Tide with her best friend Kade, she boosts her ego by seducing all the straight girls that Kade is interested in. After promising him that for the sake of their friendship she’ll quit her little game, he meets the girl who he thinks could be the love of his life. But Taylor also feels immediately drawn to her. Diem, a free spirited Bohemian girl, is like no one Taylor’s met before. But having sworn to Kade that she wouldn’t try anything, she’s going to uphold her promise and be a good friend. But as her attraction to Diem grows deeper, Taylor finds it harder and harder to hide it.

Diem is spending her summer break in Florida. Crashing at her friend Katie’s place, she’s positive this summer will prove to be her most exciting yet. It starts off without a hitch when she meets a gorgeous and charismatic man named Kade who sweeps her off her feet. Diem is beyond infatuated with him, but after having just broken up with her long term boyfriend, she wants to take things slow. As Diem struggles with her feelings for Kade, she befriends his best friend. Diem is intrigued by Taylor and wants to get to know her better. Although, Diem can tell that Taylor is attracted to her, Diem just doesn’t share her feelings. As the two grow closer, Diem brings out a side of Taylor that she has never let loose before. Diem makes Taylor feel more carefree than ever before, while Diem is sent reeling on a whirlwind path of self discovery. Despite Diem’s wavering feelings, Kade never gives up on making her his. Diem must decide between the man who’s perfect for her or the woman she can‘t imagine herself without.

 

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Elle Vaughn is a total book junkie – especially romance novels. She always dreamed of writing but it wasn’t until later in life with the encouragement of her friends and family that she made the leap and wrote her first novella, Taming Anna, the first book in the Anna and Quinton series. After writing Taming
Anna, Elle followed it up with Chasing Anna.

Lover of the Colorado outdoors, Elle loves running, biking, and hiking. And when she’s not watching trashy reality TV, she can be found chasing around her toddler, gardening and attempting to cook for her family!

 

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Mama Reads: Banish (Soul Retrieves) by @nicolamarsh

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banishBanish (Soul Retrievers)

by Nicola Marsh

Release Date: 05/26/15

264 pages

 

Summary from Goodreads:

Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit… and save her soul.

After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown of Broadwater and heads to New York City to stay with her bohemian aunt — a Wicca High Priestess.

Alyssa revels in the anonymity of a big city and her new life. Her grades climb, she has a new best friend, and a new guy: the sexy geek Ronan — a saxophone player who prefers jazz to pop.

But her newfound peace is soon shattered when she sees a dead body in one of Ronan’s music clips — and she’s the only one who can see it. Worse still, Alyssa recognises the body that has been murdered a week forward!

Alyssa doesn’t believe in the supernatural…despite her family’s Wicca background. So how will she overcome evil when it’s closer than she thinks?

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About the Author

nicola marshUSA TODAY bestselling author and multi-award winner Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.

She has published 54 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 6 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist.

Her YA urban fantasy SCION OF THE SUN won the 2014 National Readers’ Choice Award for Best Young Adult novel.

She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!

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