Review | Brutal Curse | Casey L. Bond

brutal curse rdb tour banner (2)Brutal Curse is a Young Adult Fairy Tale retelling of Alice in Wonderland.  And doesn’t it have the most stunning cover???

About The Book

Brutal Curse EbookPrince Carden of Tierney lost his home, family, and claim to the throne in one fell swoop when he rebelled against his father for a cause he knew was right. Instead of wallowing in despair, he embarks on a new journey, starting a new life on the Southern Isle. When he finds himself caught in a web woven by the famously ruthless fae queen, Coeur, he insults her and she vows to teach him the most difficult and heart-breaking lesson he will ever learn: that humans are incapable of love, and that hearts are beastly things.

Arabella wasn’t really living, she was existing and surviving as best she could. A chance encounter with Carden changes everything for her, but the deadly game he’s dragged her into might cost her life.

Still, she agrees to play. The rules the fae queen gives them are vague, and it’s obvious there are things Queen Coeur isn’t telling them. She’s sure of it. But what she does know is that together, she and Carden must pass a series of tests and trials. If they fail, game over. But if they succeed, she just might be able to restore her family and carve out the life she’s always envisioned.

Amazon  |  Goodreads
My Thoughts

I received a copy of  Brutal Curse for my honest opinion.

At this point, I’m not even sure how many books I’ve devoured by Casey L. Bond, but I have yet to find one that isn’t spectacular.

She is a brilliant writer and her mind itself must be a magical, wonderous place to be.  Ms. Bond brings those thoughts from her mind and brings them to life for the reader on every page, every chapter, every book.  And there are not many authors in this genre that compare to Casey L Bond.

Brutal Curse, a loose retelling of Alice and Wonderland, is imaginative, creative and beyond unique. With both a strong plot and even stronger characters, you’ll find yourself sucked into the rabbit hole right from the beginning pages.

If you are looking for something different, a twist on the ordinary, then I highly recommend Brutal Curse by Casey L Bond.

I can easily give Brutal Curse 5 stars and I’ll throw in a glass of whiskey too.

About The Author

Casey BondAward-winning 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.

 

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Pinterest  |  Amazon  |  Bookhub  |  Bond-Tourage

 

 

Brutal Curse’s blog tour is brought to you by Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR.

LA_Website-Banner

Review | He Loves You Not | Tara Brown

He Loves You Not RDB TOUR BannerHappy Release Day Tara Brown.  Her new romantic comedy He Love You Not, the 2nd book in her Serendipity series, is now available.

About The Book

How can a fidelity test possibly go wrong? In this sweet and sexy romance, international bestselling author Tara Brown counts the ways…

IMG_2180Among her superrich friends, Lacey Winters never minded being the “poor one.” That is, until her tuition money and big dreams vanish overnight. Now Lacey has a plan to make some extra cash—a devilishly brilliant plan. For a fee, she’ll test your boyfriend to find out if he’s faithful or a cheating jerk. Her next target: a slick and sexy trust-fund playboy. Unfortunately for Lacey, his charms aren’t just legend. And before she knows it, she’s under his spell.

It was bad enough that Jordan Somersby’s father forced a spoiled “society princess” on him. Then Jordan had to go and find his dream girl—the beautiful, fun, and down-to-earth Lacey. And he’ll do anything to prove he’s sincere. But pretty soon it’ll be Lacey’s turn to prove that this is not just a game.

Because, when it comes to mixing love and deception, nothing is what it seems. And Lacey and Jordan are about to face the ultimate test.

Amazon   |   Barns & Noble  |  Goodreads
My Thoughts

I received a copy of He Loves You Not for my honest opinion and thoughts.

This was my first read by Tara Brown and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Every once in awhile I like to delve into the New Adult genres for a fun entertaining read and He Loves You Not does not disappoint.  Sex, scandal, romance and drama, Tara Brown has covered it all and topped it off with a well played out HEA.

Her characters are well written and the plot well thought out.

He Loves You Not is the perfect 4 star weekend read.

 

About The Author

I believe growing up in a really small town gives a person a little advantage when it comes to the imagination. You need one or you go mad.Tara Brown

Needless to say, mine saved me. After it got me into trouble first, that is. That’s the problem with a vivid imagination, all the lies you tell.

 I am happily married with two daughters. I have two giant dogs, two savage cats, and a penchant for a glass of red. Also, I drag my bread through the sauce. I can’t help myself, bread is life. According to my age, I am meant to be a responsible adult, but it isn’t going well at all. I would still head off to Hogwarts tomorrow and I suspect there isn’t a single wardrobe I haven’t crept into, hoping to find the door to Narnia. And don’t even get me started on the King’s Road, I get lost.

 Fortunately, I am an international bestseller so I have wormed my way into a quirky or eccentric category.

 Thank God for that.

Facebook  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  Twitter  |  Website  |  Fan Group

He Loves You Not release tour was present by Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR

LA_Website-Banner

New Release |Brutal Curse | Casey L Bond

brutal curse rdb tour banner (2)Happy Release Day Casey L. Bond.

Brutal Curse is a Young Adult Fairy Tale retelling of Alice in Wonderland.  And doesn’t it have the most stunning cover???

About The Book

Brutal Curse EbookPrince Carden of Tierney lost his home, family, and claim to the throne in one fell swoop when he rebelled against his father for a cause he knew was right. Instead of wallowing in despair, he embarks on a new journey, starting a new life on the Southern Isle. When he finds himself caught in a web woven by the famously ruthless fae queen, Coeur, he insults her and she vows to teach him the most difficult and heart-breaking lesson he will ever learn: that humans are incapable of love, and that hearts are beastly things.

Arabella wasn’t really living, she was existing and surviving as best she could. A chance encounter with Carden changes everything for her, but the deadly game he’s dragged her into might cost her life.

Still, she agrees to play. The rules the fae queen gives them are vague, and it’s obvious there are things Queen Coeur isn’t telling them. She’s sure of it. But what she does know is that together, she and Carden must pass a series of tests and trials. If they fail, game over. But if they succeed, she just might be able to restore her family and carve out the life she’s always envisioned.

Amazon  |  Goodreads
About The Author

Casey BondAward-winning 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.

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Pinterest  |  Amazon  |  Bookhub  |  Bond-Tourage

 

 

Brutal Curse’s release is brought to you by Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR.

LA_Website-Banner

Cover Reveal | The Blackstone Legacy | Apryl Baker

THE BLACKSTONE LEGACY CR BANNERA first glance at the stunning cover for The Blackstone Legacy, Apryl Bakers third book in her new adult paranormal romance series, The Bloodlines Legacy.

The Blackstone Legacy releases on November 13, 2018.
About The Book

Since stabbing her brother, Alexandria Reed has lived at Compton Academy, a mental institute disguised as a school.   But it wasn’t her fault….was it?  Her night terrors had Blackstone Legacybecome as real to her as breathing, and she could no longer distinguish reality from her nightmares.

After a long road,  her doctor has declared her well enough to leave Compton and rejoin her family in the outside world, but she’s worried she won’t be able to handle it.

Turns out she’s right, and the monsters are back.  The sights and sounds of the horrific creatures snarling and snapping cause her to regress. To hurt people.

She’s strapped down to a bed again, the victim of her own insanity.  With the help of Dr. Marcel, she’s hopeful she can once again put the nightmares to rest.

Only things aren’t as they seem. There’s something off about the doctor, and she’s having strange dreams – even strangers than the monsters that haunt her.  Dreams of a reality where she’s happy and content,  but also full of magic and danger

In the end, she will have to choose one reality over another.

But where does she belong? In the safe, normal reality – or the one that calls to her insanity?

About the Author

So who am I?

Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching Apryl Bakerthem, but who doesn’t love to be scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virgina where I spent my day roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem.  Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me.

Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach.  The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books,  I love writing books,  and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Wattpad  |  Website  |  Instagram  |  Newsletter  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  Bookhub  |  Blog  |  Reader Group

Cover reveal for The Blackstone Legacy was hosted by Lady Amber’s PR

LA_Website-Banner

Review | Marrying Miss Kringle: Frost | Lucy McConnell

MARRYING MISS KRINGLE RB BANNER
About The Book

Frost buried her hands in her face, feeling the pressure. Neither Stella or Robyn had the potential for love yet. They were starting from scratch.  But she had more than potential; she had an invitation.  It was up to her to find Tannon; get him to profess his love to her; and save her family, the North Pole, and Christmas for children all over the world.

Oh, Tannon, I hope you’re ready to love me.Frost

Amazon  |   Goodreads
My Thoughts

I was provided Marrying Miss Kringle: Frost for my honest review.

This was my first read by Lucy McConnell.  I had not yet read the first 2 books in the Marrying Miss Kringle and while there are references the books this is set as a standalone.

While I am not usually a reader of the typical HEA romance, I do love Christmas stories and wanted to give Miss McConnell and her holiday book a shot.  I was delightedly entertained and even though it’s not yet Halloween, this book definitely put me in the Christmas spirit.

Her characters include a quirky, headstrong female and a brooding, pain in the ass male….what could possibly go wrong???

Written with witty holiday puns and a play on festive wording, Frost’s book is the perfect weekend read to set the mood for the Christmas season.  Pull out a big cozy blanket, a big mug of hot chocolate, and devour the pages of this sweet 4.5 star read.

I really enjoyed taking a chance on Marrying Miss Kringle: Frost and will be looking into Lucy McConnell other Christmas novels as the holiday season approaches.

About the Author

Award-winning author, Lucy McConnell, love Christmas, romance, chocolate and Elvis.

After graduating from the University of Utah, she became the editor at an advertising Christina Young Chef Author Photoagency before moving to teach in the marketing department of the local community college. She loves teaching and often misses the academic environment.

Lucy retired from teaching and began to write articles and sweet romance novels.  She has been published in national magazines, newspapers, short story compilations, and she writes cookbooks under the name Christina Dymock.

If she’s not at the computer, you can find her trying to keep up with her husband and four kids on the ski slopes, on a bike, in the kitchen, or on a horse.

Amazon  |  Goodreads  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Website

The review blitz for Marrying Miss Kringle: Frost was hosted by Lady Amber’s PR

LA_Website-Banner