Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Truth Series
Genre: Dark Romantic Thriller
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Dark, gritty, terrifying, angst supreme and excruciatingly tender!!
An I-can’t-put-down-but-really-can’t-continue-because-I’m-terrified-kind-of-book!! Impossible choices… Mind conditioning…. My heart raced and my eyes almost popped out one or two times!!!
This book is full of OMGs, and WTH kind of moments with twists and turns that you never see coming. You really get blindsided at times, but the thing is, all the while, there is tenderness, and love, and affection and so many bittersweet moments, and not to spoil it but our heroes get their happily ever after!!!
Our heros here are Cain Killian and Mercy Ledger, two persons that really got the short end of the stick in life.
Cain is the son of a very well known serial killer, really a monster that had done the most horrible things to his own son, somethings he even blocked out.
“Give him fear. Give him fuzzy-assed unicorns that shit glitter and gold_ just don’t give him sympathy.”
Thanks to the unusual and horrendous childhood, he has a very unique gift that he uses to capture the bad guys, he drenches himself in the blood of the victims to get snapshots of the way the killings happened, for a brief moment in his mind, he becomes the killer. That way he has become one of the best profilers for the FBI.
Mercy Ledger, the lone survivor of Killion, having to live with the trauma of witnessing the murder of her family was also changed, she had a sixth sense about the intention of the people around her.
She is suddenly thrown in the loony bin for no apparent reason for two years, and freed by Cain, and the connection that they felt towards each other for a long time, suddenly flourishes.
Both characters are so strong, have been hurt so much, but they are relentless in trying to live a normal life, to see the good the world has to offer. They are the reflection of who we are and what the world wants us to be.
They are two tortured souls, each needing the other one to feel whole while trying to protect them, and the only way they knew how, was being apart.
“It was the price of loss. A price she had paid twenty years ago. A price he was paying now. His sadness was her sadness. His shame was her shame. They were united in shared hurt- had been from the beginning.”
The second characters are well built, and you don’t know until the end if they are good, or bad, and the ending…. I did not see that one coming!!!!
And as always Abbi definitely knows how to keep you hooked…. There is a loose thread in the story, I’m not going to tell, but I’m guessing this is the next book!
A book worth reading, and a series that I’ll follow.
Expected publication is the 4th of April 2017
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He’s been chasing a memory . . .
KISS, MARRY, KILL
Iron Clad Security #1
Releasing March 28th, 2017
It was just
supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in
seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her
douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and
Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan
later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad,
with his best friend. He isn’t the man he used to be… but Megan isn’t the
sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either.
And she’s in trouble.
…but now they’re on the run.
Megan Cruz has made something
of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a
deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only
person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree
charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This
man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he’ll do anything to protect what’s his.
It’s always better the second time around.
The first time they met, it was innocent, new, exiting, a would be love that lasted for 4 days!! But stayed with them always.
Now, 5 years later, with many changed personalities, experiences and jobs, they find themselves thrown together again, and the would be love turns into a full on love romance!!!
I really liked the book, it kept my attention throughout the whole story.
Megan led a sheltered and dictated life, go where you need to go, be who you need to be, marry the one that is best suited for your class… blah blah blah, but one day she meet this smiley guy, full of joy and happiness, and she finds herself swept of her feet.
4 days, that is all she had with him, but 4 days that changed her life, 4 days that gave her the courage to become and pursue what she wanted, and for that she would ever be grateful. And he would become the man to measure all the others.
Now she is a super star!
Jax is now the owner of Iron Clad Security, after his tours in Afghanistan with a very bad ending, he returns home carrying the ghosts of his past. But the light at the end of the tunnel is thinking about that beautiful girl, that ray of sunshine that got him through the toughest parts.
Suddenly she is front and center on the TV, in a very serious situation!! She has been attacked, and every instinct and every neuron in his body and brain makes him go to her.
Suddenly they are together again, against the time until her next tour and with no idea who her stalker is, getting creepier by the minute.
The book is told by both points of view of the heroes, and in different times. It is very refreshing to read, and although you get two points of view, and you get two storylines, from the past and the present, it is very clear and easy to follow. And above all it gets its HEA!!!
This is the first book for the series of Iron Clad Security, I’ll definitely follow this author and this series.
USA Today bestselling author, Sidney
Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do
It”–Nike. And that’s exactly what she did.After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first
time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written
anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her
imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed
the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with
her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading
follows a close second. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading and
reading and reading. She’s a reader first and a writer second. When she’s not
writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance
family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any
Claimed By Power
Publication date: April 3rd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Not all angels are angelic…
Thea Robinson has never needed anyone’s charity. Sure, her impoverished existence isn’t desired by most, but her ability to manipulate people’s emotions helps her to blend into the shadows of an unforgiving city. When hideous creatures threaten her life, a surly but gorgeous stranger shows up revealing a world she didn’t know existed. She refuses to put up with his rude, arrogant attitude, but how do you dismiss a warrior angel? And does she really want to when his stormy gaze sends delicious thrills straight to her core?
Cam is one of the most ruthless Power angels in the fight against evil. His devotion to kill demons has made him a celebrated warrior in the Angel Realm, even though his motivation stems from grief. When he is assigned to train and protect a half-angel just coming into her abilities, his rage is unparalleled. Until he realizes Thea isn’t like any others. She stirs a carnal passion in him that he can’t shake. He never counted on her being so beautiful… so fierce… so most definitely his.
Claimed by Power is the first book in the Empire of Angels series, a paranormal alpha angel romance series. If you’re a fan of alpha heroes, powerful heroines, paranormal worlds and falling in love, Zoey Ellis’ riveting, sexy tale is perfect for you.
About the end: Although this book can be read as a standalone, Cam and Thea’s story does continue over the next two books.
Sexual scenes and strong language included. Not suitable for readers under 18.
“What exactly are my powers?” Thea asked
The angel stood up. “Not now. It’s time to go. You have your answers.”
Frustrated, she exhaled loudly. She went to her wardrobe and grabbed a bra, top, and another pair of jeans. The angel turned away, allowing her to dress. She eyed him from behind. So angels were real. And they were handsome and powerful and stern. Nothing like she would have ever imagined them to be. He couldn’t even crack a smile and yet mocked her like a child. Were all angels like that? Maybe he didn’t like humans.
“At least tell me why they sent you,” she said, smoothing down her top. “Why you?”
“Why not me?” he said, almost in a growl. “Who would you prefer?”
“I don’t know,” Thea said, lifting her shoulders. “Someone able to smile once in a while?”
He turned to face her, his plain expression flavored with annoyance. “I’m not here to entertain you. You need someone to train you and help you learn how to control your abilities. I’m the best there is. You should be honored.”
Thea shook her head, annoyed. Trained? Like a puppy? Not happening. Especially not by this man, who’d been abrupt with her from the start, despite his careful treatment of her wounds. “I should be honored? Honored that I was attacked by those creatures? Honored that I almost got ripped apart? Honored that you had to come and save me, a poor damsel in distress?”
His face hardened with each word she said, but she couldn’t give a fuck.
“I don’t need to be saved by a warrior who can’t stop the horrors happening in this city every day. Or by a God that keeps himself hidden from those he’s supposed to inspire? People are raped and drugged and killed every day; where are you then? Where is He then? I’ve gotten this far without the help of you or God, and I’ll be fine to continue without you.”
The angel’s stance didn’t change. The only indication of his agitation was in the grounding of his jaw. “You’re being irrational. If I was able to find you here, the demons will find you here. You cannot escape them. Pack. Now.”
“No.” She grabbed her phone. “You go. Thanks very much, but I’ll be fine.”
With a low grunt of frustration, the angel grabbed her around the waist quicker than she would have thought possible. He flew up to the ceiling, his rock-like arm digging into her stomach, pressing her against his chest. He swept his free hand over the length of the room. The room began to glow and then burst into flames, smoke eating up the remaining air.
“No!” She struggled to get out of his arms while her home and everything she owned burned.
He leapt out of the window, holding onto her as he flew over the city.
Zoey Ellis spends her most of her time thinking up stories that explore how love and romance can be tested by the darker side of our personalities and the heart-wrenching challenges that must be overcome for love to win, even if two people belong together.
A lover of the fantastical, Zoey enjoys how intense and vast the challenges can be for couples in the paranormal romance genre. Her goal is to build a body of work depicting thrilling, fantastical romances between demanding alpha heroes and fiery heroines hoping the love they make will scorch ereaders and melt hearts. With a soft spot for angels, dragons and alpha shifters, Zoey blends her love of a Happy Ever After with strangely unique worlds and complex plots.
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It has a very interesting story line, with an original plot. The story is told on two points of view of the same person in different ages…. Sounds confusing!?? Well just a little and only in the beginning. So let’s start there.
We have two heroines, different dates, 1480 and today. The story is told alternating dates and heroines.
In 1480 we have a princes vampyre aware of who she is and of her powers, as her place in the world, on the other hand we have a present day we have a just turned 19 year old girl just awakening into who she really is.
The story really is interesting, but the dynamics on the present day did nothing for me. While in 1480 the princess Anastasia is a strong willed fun woman with a purpose, her story is clear and interesting, with Nadia on the present day it’s just the narrative of her day and what she did.
While Anastasia is constantly educated to fully become who she is supposed to be, she lives a full life. And Nadia, sadly only knows she comes from a line of witches. So while she is going through her awakening, she knows nothing, and is reluctant to ask her mother. So we have a blundering naive girl thinking she is going crazy, and suddenly finding out she can fight, and has superhuman strength oh and by the way she also drinks blood.
Anastasia knows perfectly well who her enemies are, well… ok, not perfectly because we do get a little surprise almost at the end, but Nadia suddenly is accossed by who now who, and finds herself having visions, that look a lot like memories instead of visions.
So as you can see, the story is really interesting, I will definitely read the second book, because it part of a series, This first book is where all the bases are set, and the pieces start to move. So I’m very interested in reading the next book ant to see where all is going to end.
No Rest for the Wicked
Krystal Jane Ruin
Publication date: May 10th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
Since her release from the psychiatric facility and into the smothering guardianship of her aunt, twenty-one-year-old psychic Tatum Torabi has been sneaking away to sell curses and plagues in the underground, a black market known for illegal and supernatural wares.
Tatum’s unique abilities catch the attention of a hella-creepy trash peddler who offers her a job tracking down people who owe his boss “a favor.” She couldn’t be less interested, but when she refuses, the company forces her compliance by threatening the lives of the only family she has left.
Because tracking barely scratches the surface of what they really want from her. There’s a reason Tatum is so good at making curses, and they want her to use those skills for a much darker purpose.
Krystal Jane Ruin is the author of supernatural and paranormal fiction living in the Tennessee Valley. She can often be found knee deep in Sudoku and other puzzles, in a Youtube hole, or blogging about books, writing, and random things.
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