#CoverReveal “Unleashed By The Moon (A Royal Shifters Novel)” by L.P. Dover

Title: Unleashed by the Moon

Series: A Royal Shifters Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2021
Cover Design: RBA Designs
Cover Photographer: FuriousFotog

 

 

Pulse-pounding action meets smoldering romance in Unleashed by the Moon, the latest masterpiece by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author L.P. Dover that is sure to leave you howling for more!

Desired by many.

Longing for one.

As the last royal arctic female, shifters across the country are sniffing for the chance to be the lucky male mated to Faith. A bond with her would elevate her chosen to the Royal pack, allowing them to tap into unimaginable power.

But Faith’s heart has already been claimed.

Hidden among the Great Plains pack, she finds the missing piece of her soul in Tate. But this love comes with a fatal risk. If their feelings are discovered, a price will be put on Tate’s head. At the next full moon, their bond can be fulfilled. Until then, they wait…

Little do they know, Killian Vilkas is preparing to manipulate matters to further his own twisted agenda. Orchestrating a vicious tournament, he pits shifters against one another in battles to try their luck at winning Faith’s hand.

Loyalties will be tested. Bonds broken by crushing betrayal. When the face of the silvery moon rises, will love stand victorious? Or fall beneath the snapping jaws of merciless ambition?


 
 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
 
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.
 
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#BookTour “Rise of the Moon (Royal Shifters #3)” by LP Dover

Title: Rise of the Moon
Series: Royal Shifters #3
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2021




NYT Best-selling author, L.P. Dover delivers a steamy cocktail of fantastical creatures and sizzling romance in Rise of the Moon.

Half fae. Half shifter. Unimaginable power lying in wait… 

The moment half-blood Laila joined the Teton pack, Cedric knew she belonged to him. Completing their bond will not be easy, but Cedric would pay any price to claim her as his mate. 

If she stays. 

The fae are luring Laila to their realm, promising to introduce her to a side of herself shrouded in mystery. If she leaves—and their bond remains unfulfilled—Cedric will experience a painful affliction unrequited male’s suffer that often ends in death. 

Despite it paining him to think of her leaving, Cedric would never force Laila to stay. Only by asserting himself as the powerful alpha he is can he hope of proving to her that by his side—and in his bed—is exactly where she belongs. 








New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.




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#ReleaseBlitz “Hero Ever After” by Sarah Ready

Title: Hero Ever After
Author: Sarah Ready
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy/Women’s Fiction
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations

She needs a hero. He needs a second chance.
Single mom Ginny Weaver needs a hero. Not an average hero. Not an everyday hero. A full-fledge, honest to goodness, super-duper A-list movie star, comic book action hero.
And she’ll do anything to get one.
Liam Stone is a washed-up, has-been, former Hollywood superhero – now dubbed “the super zero”.
He isn’t what Ginny needs.
But Ginny’s six year old daughter is sick and she has one last wish…
So, Ginny and Liam make a deal. Ginny will get a cape-wearing superhero for her daughter and Liam will get his chance at redemption. 
But deals come with unexpected consequences, like questioning what really makes a hero, or a family, and whether or not love has anything to do with it. 
Maybe, just maybe…love makes heroes of us all
A feel good, heart-warming contemporary romance about the power of hope, family and love.

“Sarah Ready is the best kept secret in contemporary romance…If you’re looking for a book that tickles your funny bone and tugs on your heart strings in the most exquisite way, this charming, witty story full of all the feels is your next amazing read!”

“hands down one of my favourite authors…I love this book! Would give more than 5 stars if I could!”

“This book brought me to tears! I loved everything about the book, the characters, plot everything! A book that you do not want to miss!”

“Hero Ever After is a feel good, happily ever after, romance read. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adored this book.”

Excerpt from Chapter One Hero Ever After by Sarah Ready 

I love heroes. Everything about them. Their strength, their honor, their  devotion, their pursuit of the ultimate goal in the face of unsurmountable odds. A  hero always does what’s right, always wins, no matter what. Right now, more than  anything in the whole wide world, I need a hero. I’m broke, widowed, a whisper  from the edge, and my baby girl’s dying—she wants a hero, and by all that’s holy, I’ll  get her one. I’ll get her the greatest superhero of all time. I’ll get her Liam Stone.  

I glance to the backseat of the car. Bean’s strapped in her car seat. Her sixth  birthday was last week and she’s working through the pile of comic books that she  got for her present.  

“Do you think he’ll lift a car?” she asks. “When he fought The Red Spider he  lifted a car over his head and crushed him.”  

I take my eyes off the washed out dirt road and look in the rearview mirror.  “I don’t know, Bean. I don’t know if retired superheroes still do that stuff.” Two lines pucker between her forehead as she thinks my answer over. “But  he’ll still train me?”  

“If I have to wrestle him to the ground and force him.” 

She giggles and I nearly lose my breath at the happy sound.  

“Mama, you can’t beat Liam Stone. He’s strong as two hundred men, quick as  a rocket, and smarter than Einstein, aaand he’s devoted to helping the  misfortunate.” 

“Downtrodden,” I say with a wry smile. 

“He’ll be happy to see me. I bet he’s been wanting a protégé for years. All the  best heroes have ’em.” 

I raise my eyebrows. Since when did she start using words like protégé? “You  let me do the talking, Bean.” 

“I know.” She buries her nose back in the comic book. I can barely see the top  of her bald head over the bright cover of the comic.  

I breathe through the pinch of panic that comes every time I see evidence of  her being sick. Push it aside. 

Anyway, we’ve made it. We’re ten miles outside of Centreville where Route  511 crosses Route 511B and turns onto Pine Tree Road. Southern Ohio is full of  fallow land sold for cheap, you can snatch up hundreds of acres, and be left alone for  the rest of your life. Which is, I guess, what Liam Stone was hoping for. He bought  the land two years ago when he literally fell from Hollywood stardom.  

At first, everyone in town was starstruck, waiting for the day he’d come to  Main Street so they could go gaga over him. But he never came. Two years on, no  one in town has ever laid eyes on him. And no one has ever been brave enough to  come out and introduce themselves—extend a neighborly hello. Nope, we’ve all just  left him alone.  

Until today.

Sarah Ready is a novelist of romantic comedy, contemporary romance and women’s fiction.
She writes stories about finding love – and all the humor, heart and adventure that entails.
Her first novel The Fall In Love Checklist was called “…my #1 read of 2020”. You can find receive bonus content, exclusive excerpts and sneak peaks by signing up for her newsletter at: www.sarahready.com/newsletter

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#ReleaseBlitz “Rise of the Moon (Royal Shifters #3)” by LP Dover

Title: Rise of the Moon

Series: Royal Shifters #3
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2021


NYT Best-selling author, L.P. Dover delivers a steamy cocktail of fantastical creatures and sizzling romance in Rise of the Moon.

Half fae. Half shifter. Unimaginable power lying in wait… 

The moment half-blood Laila joined the Teton pack, Cedric knew she belonged to him. Completing their bond will not be easy, but Cedric would pay any price to claim her as his mate. 

If she stays. 

The fae are luring Laila to their realm, promising to introduce her to a side of herself shrouded in mystery. If she leaves—and their bond remains unfulfilled—Cedric will experience a painful affliction unrequited male’s suffer that often ends in death. 

Despite it paining him to think of her leaving, Cedric would never force Laila to stay. Only by asserting himself as the powerful alpha he is can he hope of proving to her that by his side—and in his bed—is exactly where she belongs. 




Crystal’s Cozy Corner Blog – “Y’all, if you love paranormal romance, snag this book. The story is just amazing…..”
Goodreads Review – “The author gives the read an amazing reward for surviving the evil she thrust upon the pack. She gives the reader a wonderful HEA and hints of what is to come.”

Cover to Cover Book Blog – “This book is out of this world! So well written and so much passion poured in it.”



I was so close to her, so close to shifting and letting her see who I am. I’ve never felt as protective or out of control as I did yesterday at the lake. The second I felt the rogues’ presence, my first and only thought was keeping Laila safe. Neither Micah nor I could figure out who they were. They weren’t part of any of the surrounding packs. However, we did know what they wanted. You could smell the lust in them from miles away. I wanted to stay and fight, to rip off their balls and shove them down their goddamned throats. The protective side of me won out though. What mattered was making sure Laila stayed safe. 

After seeing Laila and being in her presence, there’s no doubt about her being my mate. I want to be her protector, and the only way to do that is to talk to her father. He already knows I’m her mate; it’s the sole reason he backed off so I could approach her yesterday. Now that I’m off work, I’m on my way to his cabin to formally nominate myself as her protector. 

My phone rings, and every time it does, I keep hoping to see Laila’s number on my screen. Instead, it’s Faith. I’d give anything to hear Laila’s voice and to have her say she wants to see me. It would at least confirm that she feels something. My life has been fucked up from the very beginning. I should’ve known finding my mate wasn’t going to be simple. 

“Hey,” I answer. 

“Hello there. You on your way home from work?”

I turn out of the Grand Teton National park entrance onto the highway. “Nope. Going to see Zayne. I want to be Laila’s protector.” 

“You know that’s a royal arctic thing, right? I don’t think any of the other packs pick protectors for their females.” 

It’s true, but there’s always a first time for everything. “They don’t, but it’s what I want to do. She’s my mate, and I want to protect her.” 

“That’s very chivalrous of you. Let’s just hope she wants to be your mate.” 

I don’t like the sound of her voice. “Why do you say it that way? What did she say?” This is what I’ve been afraid of. I’m not a royal arctic like her, and I don’t come from a family with money. There’s nothing I can offer her. 

Faith blows out a sigh. “It’s not what she said, but what my brother did.” 

My grip on the steering wheel tightens so hard I can hear the leather crack. “What the fuck did that cocksucker tell her? And more importantly, when the hell was he around her?” 

I can hear the hesitance in her voice. “Yesterday afternoon. He came over for a few minutes. He kind of told Laila some things about you.” 

The anger burns like fire in my veins. “What did he tell her,” I growl, feeling my wolf just underneath the surface. If Colin were at their cabin last night when I arrived, I would’ve ripped him apart. Faith grew silent, and it only pissed me off more. “What did he say?” 

“He told her about all your conquests. Don’t get me wrong, I value you as a friend, but I’m a little disappointed. I didn’t realize you were such a manwhore.” 

“Fucking great,” I huff. “This is exactly what I don’t need.”











New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.




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#ReleaseBlitz “Different With You (Matchbox Series #1)” by E.H. Lyon

Title: Different With You
Series: The Matchbox Series
Author: E.H. Lyon
Genre: Small Town Romance
Cover Design: Shanoff Designs
Series Trailer Credit: katlovesbooks

This sexy single dad is about to get a different outlook on love…

Dr. Lucas Kade is starting over. He’s just moved back to his small hometown, set up his medical practice, and is slowly beginning to put the mess of his soon-to-be divorce behind him. Not to mention figuring out how to juggle the being a father on weekends and every other holiday situation. But when he accidentally nearly kills his parents’ dog, the dog isn’t the only one with a whole new dilemma, Lucas comes face to face with the woman he once kissed during his hormonal teenage years.

It just so happens that veterinarian Dr. Abby Call is also riding the post-divorce train. What started off years ago as a teenage crush could easily become something much less innocent between these two newly single adults. Now they just need to find out if they’re nothing more than each other’s rebounds or if this is their second chance at love.

Throw in Lucas’s five-year-old son, a meddling mother, and an overprotective Labrador, and this budding romance is only about to get more complicated. Different With You is the first sweet and sexy standalone story from the brand-new “Matchbox ” series.

Crazy with You ➜ February 3, 2021

Always with You ➜ March 3, 2021

Again with You ➜ April 4, 2021

Tempted with You ➜ May 5, 2021

E.H. Lyon hates folding laundry and decided one day to avoid it by writing witty and a little steamy stories. Her stories take you on a light and bantering ride until the very end, when your couple finds their happily ever after. Along the way, there may be the occasional emotional twist thrown in and the essential appearance of a bottle of whiskey. E.H. has a thing for witty women, determined well-dressed men who fall in love, and the steamy scenes that bring them together.

An American from the Midwest, she now lives in Northern Europe with her small pack of humans. She believes the essence of balance is sitting on a yoga mat listening to music whilst eating a donut. And she absolutely loves finding a new book boyfriend to swoon-over, hearing from other authors, and connecting with people who read her books.


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#PreOrderBlitz “Bonus Kisses” by Freya Barker

Title: Bonus Kisses
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2020


Free-spirited black sheep, Taz Boran, has worked tirelessly as a nurse bringing efficient medical care to Africa for the past eight years. But when her sister Nicky is told she doesn’t have long to live, she immediately flies home to small-town Eminence, Missouri. 

Unfortunately, taking care of Nicky means being around her husband, Rafe; the one man Taz could never forget. Rafe is not only her brother-in-law but also took over the family veterinary clinic from her dad. 

As Taz becomes Nicky’s home health care nurse—working closely with Rafe to make her sister comfortable—their latent attraction comes sizzling back to the surface. They won’t betray Nicky, but if her dying wish is to see them get the happy ending they always deserved, can they really keep fighting what’s meant to be?





That voice. 

Goosebumps break out over my skin as I swing around at the sound. The softly whispered fuck me when he recognizes me almost has me running.

The thirty-eight hours and four airplanes it took me to get me here—from the small airstrip by the clinic to the international airport in Kinshasa, via Paris to New York, and finally Springfield—left me too much time to think. I’d reconsidered the wisdom of the split second it took me to make a promise I hadn’t really thought through all the way. 

The man who has my hair stand on end was one of the main reasons I almost changed my mind. 

Damn, he looks good. A little gray in his whiskers and a few more lines in his face, but otherwise he’s still the same Rafe I first met nine years ago in my parents’ kitchen. The same deep blue eyes pin me in place.

All I can hear is the blood rushing through me, but I realize Nicky must’ve said something when his gaze flits to the bed behind me. I turn around. Shame instantly floods me when I see the mere shadow of my perfect sister lying in the hospital bed.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Rafe finally says. “Need I remind you of the last time she decided to show her face? You were a mess for months.”

I wince at his description of my last visit home five years ago. Nicky catches it and shoots me an apologetic smile. I instantly realize she hasn’t told him the reason why I left in such a hurry and never returned.

“Well, I don’t have months now. Besides, that was not Taz’s fault,” she defends me, but Rafe won’t hear it. 

“For the life of me I don’t understand how you can stand up for her. You forget I lived through the aftermath.”

“You don’t know everything.” Nicky’s voice is weak and her eyes tired. “I need her. I can’t do this without her.” Her hand finds mine and she grabs on as the first tears I’ve shed in years start rolling down my cheeks “Please, Rafe,” she pleads. “I need you to back me on this.”

His eyes soften on her, before turning to me with suspicion and concern. It fucking hurts, but I lift my chin and stare him down, my sister’s fragile hand in mine strengthening me. 

Rafe’s only answer is a curt nod. 

The reason why a united front is necessary becomes clear when, half an hour later, Mom walks in the room pushing my father in a wheelchair, a sight that shocks me. 

She stops right inside the door, clutching a fist to her chest when her eyes land on me. 

“Out,” she growls, and the single syllable is like a dagger in my back. My gaze darts to my father whose face has gone slack. 

“Mom…” 

Nicky’s plea goes unheard as my mother narrows her eyes on me. “How dare you show up out of the blue. You broke your father’s heart.”

Not even my sister’s surprisingly firm hold on my hand can give me the strength I need for this face-off. I’ve been traveling for days with little to no sleep, endured barbs from the one man who has the power to injure me, and haven’t even begun to process that my sister is dying. There is no way I can handle my mother’s anger or my dad’s disappointment. 

“That’s enough,” Rafe barks unexpectedly at my mother, shocking her as much as it shocks me. Then he adds a bit more gently, “Taz is here because Nicky called for her.” 

Using the brief silence that follows as my mother struggles to understand, I bend over my sister, my face close to hers, effectively shutting everyone else out. “I’m going to step out, but I’ll be back.”

“Promise?”


 



USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories. 

Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.

Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, and Finalist for the 2020 Kindle Book Award with “When Hope Ends”, Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!




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#BookReview “Spider Hunting (A Conspiracy of Betrayal, Book 2)” by K.J. McGillick

Title: Spider Hunting

Series: A Conspiracy of Betrayal
Author: K.J. McGillick
Genre: Legal Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: August 22, 2020

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5/5 Stars!

Book 2 of the A Conspiracy of Betrayal series introduces another savvy young attorney whose life is upended simply for doing her job.

When Drew Bradley, a partner in the law firm she works for, is murdered on a New York street, senior associate, Asia Blythe, is assigned some of his high-profile cases, but given few details and little access to case files. She’s also offered her dream, the opportunity to buy-in as a partner, but as she delves deeper into Drew’s cases, Asia is torn between accepting the offer and completing the mysterious cases that hint at illegal activities and international crime.

Assisted by the firm’s private investigator—and love interest—Sam Flynn, Asia seeks only to protect the firm… and her career. But when Sam reaches out to a friend for help with the international aspects of the case, we meet global security expert, Jaxon Brandt, again from book 1. He gets involved because the shadowy Grigory Petrov is one of Asia’s new clients.

Asia doesn’t see a way out of the dangerous web they have pulled her into, but when an attempt is made on her life, she’s shaken but determined to see the case through no matter where it leads.

Good writing, an intricate plot, and strong characters made this a one-sitting read. Asia is tenacious and confident, and she and Sam have good chemistry, but my special nod goes to Sylvia, Asia’s administrative assistant, who comes off as a gossip but in fact, finds out the info she needs to watch Asia’s back.

With cases involving cryptocurrency, biological weapons, and DNA manipulation, Spider Hunting is a fast-paced, smart, legal thriller. Reading book one first isn’t necessary to enjoy book two, but I recommend it to understand the full global reach of the bad actors involved.

Enjoy!

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It’s never what it seems.
A murder of a high-profile law partner on a Manhattan street should have made the front page of the news. And yet it didn’t. Drew Bradley’s murder was treated as just another senseless crime and relegated to page four of the evening edition. But what if the press had been privy to the fact that the murder was actually an assassination?
As the partners at Lannister and Stewart scramble to fill the vacuum left by Drew Bradley’s sudden death, Asia Blythe, a rising star in the firm is offered his coveted position. But this golden opportunity that brings with it power, prestige, and unlimited financial rewards demands adherence to a code. A code of allegiance to the firm with no exceptions. Catapulted into the world of genetically modified designer babies and state-sponsored espionage, is Asia prepared to deal with the intrigues of a world that will threaten her life and shatter her illusions?


Kathleen McGillick is an author of fast paced mystery, suspense and thriller novels. Her fascination with the genre reaches back to her childhood when she read every Nancy Drew book she could find. This, one could say, laid the foundation for her future love of all things mystery and who dun it’s. 
Although she has lived in Georgia for over thirty-five years and is practicing attorney in the Metro Atlanta, she will always call New York her home. 
When writing her novels she draws from her extensive experience in the medical and legal field to weave her twisted plot lines. Kathleen counts herself an ardent student of art history which allows her to add a dash of art to her novels adding to the mystery of the story.
As a young person her dream was to become an English literature teacher. Although life took her on a different path, one might say she found her way back to her early love of books by spending her time now writing them.
 
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#ReleaseBlitz “Love Me Always Anthology” by Multiple Authors

Title: Love Me Always: A Romance Anthology  
Genre: Multi Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2020
It’s all in the name of love…
Get lost in nineteen African American romances filled with passion, desire, and love. This collection includes short reads ranging from sweet to sensual, to dark and addicting. These dirty alphas and sassy heroines will keep you up until long past your bedtime. Believe us, there is something for everyone in this anthology. Don’t delay. This collection of tales will only be available for a short time. One-click now! Note: This collection contains material for mature readers (18+ and older) only. The publisher’s proceeds from Love Me Always will be donated in their entirety to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Please note that Love Me Always is not affiliated with or endorsed by the NAACP.
Authors featured: Peyton Banks LeeSha McCoy Ally Vance Theresa Hodge L. Loren E.S. McMillan Sade Rena Tami Lund Barb Shuler Marie Long ML Preston Ava Mallory Gwen Knight Reina Torres Amanda Faye Cara North Meka James A.C. Nixon Amabel Daniels
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#ReleaseBlitz “Once Upon a Temptation Collection”

Title: Once Upon a Temptation: A Twisted Fairy Tales Limited Edition Collection
Authors: Ariel Marie, ML Preston, Theresa Hodge, Lanie Olson, SD Savore, JS Bright, Nikki Clarke, R. O’Leary, Harper Ash, Mercer Norris, and Mikayla Symonett
Genre: Twisted Fairy Tales
Release Date: August 11, 2020
Cover Designer: Design by Definition Covers

Once Upon a Temptation is a collection of twisted fairy tales that will blow your mind. Forget the version of these tales you knew before, and dive into the dark, mysterious worlds these authors have crafted.
With shapeshifters to witches, to princesses and swans, this compilation will have something for everyone ranging from sweet to steamy, to dark and thrilling.
These enchanting tales will quench your need for fantasies of your favorite kind.
These stories are exclusive and can’t be found anywhere else. Please don’t wait, this box set will only be available for a limited time before it is gone forever!
Note: This collection contains material for mature readers (18+ and older) only.
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#BookReview “Ghosts & Liars (The Impossible Julian Strande Pt 2)” by Kathryn Ann Kingsley

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Title: Ghosts & Liars
Series: The Impossible Julian Strande Pt 2
Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Genre: Villain Romance/PNR Ghost Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2020

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5/5 Stars!

Book 2 of The Impossible Julian Strande picks up right where book 1 left off, so I’ll do the same with my review.

Julian is nuts!

There. It had to be said. But he is so freakin’ adorable at times, I’ll forgive him anything. Almost.

Though Julian comes out of hiding, Alice is still in the dark as she works to solve his puzzle. Enraged when his sexual advances return, she threatens to leave the estate for good, and Julian does the unthinkable. He kidnaps Charles.

Knowing the demented magician has killed before, Alice races against the clock to find his corpse, hoping Charles is still alive.  When she learns the truth, Alice’s reaction is explosive but led by her heart, an easy but short-lived peace wins out. When I looked down and saw I was ONLY a third of the way through the book, I knew this would not end well.

Peace and trust are shattered when Julian confesses the truth about Billy. Devastated, Alice tries to leave the estate and learns the true depths of Julian’s depravity. It still creeps me out!

Suspense amps up as Julian rushes to complete his ultimate goal for Alice. But Alice Monroe is having none of it!

The nerdy geek-girl is smarter than she believes and possesses strength she didn’t know was inside her. I was cheering as she worked to beat Julian at his own game. She wrestles with her heart and conscience, but fear is her motivator to win before her captor reaches the point of no return.

Julian is even more Phantom-like in book 2 as he straddles a fine line between true love and madness. Like the Phantom, Julian’s treatment in his early childhood shaped his life and it followed him into the afterlife.

I was ready for a bittersweet ending, but that would have been too easy. The author drops a plot twist I didn’t see coming, but… it made sense and made me smile because the heart wants what the heart wants.

I highly recommend this read, but please read book 1 first! Reading Ghosts & Liars without reading Illusions of Grandeur first would be like eating a hamburger bun without the patty. You might get full, but you’ll know you’re missing something!

Enjoy!

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The stunning conclusion of the Impossible Julian Strande, where all the magician’s greatest secrets are revealed…for better or worse.
As the caretaker of the Strande Mansion, Alice got far more than she bargained for when she accepted the job. Between trying to crack the code of the sinister Julian Strande and her new love affair with Charles, the current owner of the museum, she has a lot to balance.
Alice didn’t believe in ghosts. That was until she met Julian Strande. Unfortunately, it seems the legends of the ghost of the estate are all very real, and he seems to have become obsessed with her.
Charles has promised her that Julian is harmless and just playing pranks. That he enjoys the company after all those years alone. It’s too bad that Charles may not be all he seems…
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Author’s Note: Julian Strande is a villain. Ergo, he is not always the nicest man. This story has a HEA, but it may be a tough ride getting there. Warning: This story contains elements of horror, and may be triggering to some individuals.

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