Monday, November 23, 2015

Book Review - One for Sorrow by Pippa DaCosta

One for Sorrow (The Veil, #5.5)
by Pippa DaCosta 
Published 2015
40 Pages

One for Sorrow is a book of short stories that adds depth and insight into the lives of Muse, Stefan, Akil, and other beloved characters from Pippa DaCosta's fantastic urban fantasy series, The Veil. 

Arriving at an abandoned house in Boston, Muse and Ryder
discover there is nothing routine about the demon inside. Haunting images of a past inhabitant force Muse to call upon her demon strength and human emotions, as she confronts a situation like no other. We learn how Muse responds to a common holiday tradition, with unexpected consequences. And catch up with the formidable, and always intriguing ice-demon, Stefan.
"I can protect her from everything...but me."
With spellbinding tales and a character interview, fans of the Veil series will thoroughly enjoy this action packed, fast paced companion to the series. Get ready for some surprises, and lots of demon magic! Loved! 

Available on Amazon

Reviewed by Stephanie


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Book Review - Hearts of Blue by L.H. Cosway

Hearts of Blue (Hearts, #4)
by L.H. Cosway
Published 2015
310 Pages

H. Cosway has a way of tapping into the heart of romance. In every story, there is a moment when we turn a corner with the characters, feel our breath hitch, and know there is no turning back. Karla and Lee’s story was no exception. 

In Hearts of Blue we get to know the sexy but troubled Lee Cross, who has lived much of his young life on the wrong side of the law; and police constable Karla Sheehan, who finds Lee to be both complicated and enticing. Their mutual attraction is undeniable, but Karla knows this romance is forbidden. Still, she can’t stop thinking about the possibilities...

"One day, Karla, you'll understand that me having my hands on you is never a bad thing."
Karla has her own complicated history. And as we move beyond the surface we uncover the truth about how loyalties and motivations have driven both Karla and Lee throughout their lives. But some obstacles are too big to overcome. Will they find love, despite the odds?

Another amazing tale in the Hearts series! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance with a unique twist on forbidden love.

Available on Amazon

Reviewed by Stephanie


Read our reviews for other books in the series:
Six of Hearts (Hearts, #1)
Hearts of Fire (Hearts, #2)
King of Hearts (#3)

Excerpt ~ Hearts of Blue

Lee didn’t answer, and instead he took a step forward, forcing me to back up if I didn’t want us to collide. The problem with this meant my back hit the wall a moment later.

“You’re so pretty, Snap,” he said, voice low, as he dropped his face to my hair and breathed in.

I wasn’t wearing a hat, and my hair was tied up in a bun. My entire body trembled when he wrapped his arms around my waist, inhaled deeply and pulled me into a hug. This was a distraction, I knew it, and yet, I let him distract me. I wanted to be distracted, and I was just glad that the blinds in his office had been pulled.

Standing in his embrace for at least a minute with silence all around us, I was unable to move. I liked having Lee close, loved the feel of him and how he could make feel so…surrounded. Despite all the warning signs, my attraction to him only grew stronger. There was just something about him that called to me.


His mouth moved against my hair. “What is it, Karla?”

“Why are you hugging me?”

“You looked like you needed to be held.” His response was low, and the affectionate undertone had me swallowing deeply. At long last I summoned the willpower to break the hug. His arms fell away from me easily, my stomach churning with confusion. What the hell was I doing?

I stared at the floor when I spoke. “I have to go.”

Heading for the door, I paused when he said gently, “Hey, I needed it, too.”

About the Author

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Cover Reveal - Sojourn by Cecilia London

Coming December 7th...

The Bellator Saga, #3
by Cecilia London


Haunted by her experience at The Fed, Caroline tries to create a new identity. A new present, a new future. She can’t escape the memories that dog her when she least expects it, leaving her mired in a depression that she finds difficult to escape. Caroline needs to regain her physical and mental strength if she intends on surviving the journey to find the elusive rebellion. But that’s easier said than done with the ghosts of the past constantly whispering in her ear.

The road is long and dangerous, and there are no guarantees. She and her companions have no idea what they will find when they arrive at their destination. And what they finally discover may change everything.

Part Three of a Six Part Saga. Sojourn is not a standalone and must be read after the first two books in the series. Ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This book contains adult situations including explicit sex and violence.

Read our reviews for other books in the series!

Dissident (book #1)
Conscience (book #2)

About the Author

Cecilia is my pen name. I may or may not live in San Antonio, Texas. I've been known to apply quotes from 'The Simpsons' to everyday life. I live for baseball season.

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