Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dianna Love, Treoir Dragon Chronicles Of The Belador World: Book 1

 


Title:  Treoir Dragon Chronicles Of The Belador World: Book 1
Author:  Dianna Love

Rating:  Siren's Best Book Stone 


Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Keywords:  Dragons, Majik, Druid, Beladors, Demons, Trolls

Page Count:  245              

ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services LLC 

Price:  3.99

Publisher:  Silver Hawk Press LLC 

Buy-Link:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0853BGKTV?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_tkin_0&storeType=ebooks

Reviewer:  Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary:

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love has a brand new series from the Belador world for first time readers as well as current Belador fans and it’s full of explosive reveals. Dragons didn’t just show up out of thin air centuries ago and not all of them died in the Dragani war.


Atlanta hovers on the edge of chaos and pandemonium as rumors fly about supernatural beings living among humans. Deadly preternaturals predators have been held in check for many years by the most formidable pantheons. One angry being has had enough and accesses majik of an ancient grimoire to release abominations capable of taking down the most powerful of humanity’s supernatural protectors.

As the dragon-shifter king over Beladors living secretly among humans, Daegan is tortured by having failed to save his loved ones two millennia ago when a vindictive goddess captured him. With a second chance at life, he’s vowed to protect his new family and destroy anyone who harms them. He’ll have to find all the parts of a grimoire divided up and hidden thousands of years ago for any hope of saving his captured people and a world ready to launch high-tech weapons to wipe out unnatural beings.

The entire human race has one hope of surviving what’s coming for them, but only if fear of the unknown does not drive the humans to kill their greatest protector first.

*This is book 1 of a 9-book spinoff series for first time readers as well as current Belador fans. All 9 books will release within a year and be available in e-book, print, and audiobooks.


Review:

I had to stop myself from reading so fast to see what was going to happen next. Prolonging my reading enjoyment was a slow torture! This book is packed with action and plot twists that will keep you entertained the entire time the book is open. When you are done you will feel a profound sense of loss as to what do you do now. The next book can not come out fast enough!

If you are a fan of the Belador Series then you will be familiar with the characters and the backstories on each. Not to worry, Dianna Love gives plenty of backstory so that readers can pick up Treior Dragon Chronicles Of The Belador World and just enjoy it. However, this story will leave you wanting the rest!

This is an amazing first book spin off and I really can’t wait to read the next story!

I received and ARC for an honest review. 


Monday, August 3, 2020

Dakota Cassidy, Gettin' Witched (Witchless in Seattle Mysteries Book 12)


Title:  Gettin’ Witched (Witchless in Seattle Mysteries Book 12)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy

Rating: Five Siren Stones



Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Keywords:  Witch, Spy, Ghost, Cotton Bat, Turkey, Dog, Detective

ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC

Price:  $3.99

Publisher:  Self-Published

Pages: 102

Buy-Link:  https://www.amazon.com/Gettin-Witched-Witchless-Seattle-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B08CZVLHKR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=gettin+witched&qid=1596465747&sr=8-1

Reviewer:  Stacey Krug  


Blurb/Summary:

 Stevie here, reporting to you live from Ebenezer Falls, WA with my disaster of a day.

 Yes, that’s right. I’m having a terrible day. The worst. It started off like any other day with the exception of Win’s strange behavior, that is. But it’s all gone downhill from there and I have questions.

So many questions…

For instance, why is everyone else in Eb Falls behaving as strangely as my International Man of Mystery? And who the heck is Donna? For that matter, who’s Candy Cane and why does she have snow? Who’s the blonde picking up Win in our driveway? And was that an Aston Martin I just saw drive by?

What the heck is going on?

I set out to have a perfectly nice day after a long summer filled with tourists and readings at Madame Zoltar’s shop. Since we'd had so little time to spend together these last few weeks, I was feeling a little left behind while Win was off on a guy’s day of his own, but a much-needed spa-day should have cured that.

Or at least I thought it would.

That was before everything turned upside down, Win became almost unreachable by phone or text, and the words blackmail, drugs, and extortion were bandied about…

Review:

 Gettin’ Witched is a not to be missed novella in the Witchless in Seattle Mysteries Series. Fans will be thrilled for this little adventure. All the main characters come out to play in this story. It is a short story, but pivotal to the ongoing story line.

 I won’t ruin any of the plot for you in this review. I will say Stevie is up to her usually antics and takes it up a notch with her paranoia in Gettin’ Witched. It’s a sweet story. Go read it!

 I received an ARC for an honest review.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lara Adrian, Play My Game: A 100 Series Standalone Romance

 Title:  Play My Game: A 100 Series Standalone Romance
Author:  Lara Adrian
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Artist, Student, Gambler
Page Count:  241                
ISBN E-Book:  Self-Published
Price:  $4.99 
Publisher:  Self-Published 
ISBN Print:  979-8657477764
Price: $13.99
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

Blurb/Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian returns to the sizzling, emotional world of the 100 Series with Play My Game, a contemporary romance between a tormented, brilliant painter and the beauty he is determined to have at any cost.
She stands out like a flame in the dark. Out of place in my orbit, she is a bright splash of color in an abyss of darkness. An innocent in a den of sin. And I, Jared Rush, am a master of corruption.
Like my paintings—dark, carnal images that have crowned me the king of the avant-garde art world while also making me a very rich man—I don't flinch away from my baser instincts. And now, every one of those instincts is hungry for the fresh-faced beauty who made the mistake of wandering into my lair.
I don't know her name yet, but that's inconsequential. I know who she belongs to. And while she has nothing to do with the bad blood that's been festering inside me for decades, I can’t help thinking about that old, unsettled score. I'm thinking about payback. And I already have a price in mind. One that begins with her.
When it comes to getting what I want, I always play to win. But in the end, will the cost of my vengeance be more than I can bear to lose?

While this novel is Book 5 in the 100 Series, featuring characters introduced in earlier books, PLAY MY GAME can be read as a complete standalone with a swoon-worthy HEA and no cliffhangers.

Review:

Play My Game is a sexually charged and extremely intense read. Lara Adrian sets the stage and pulls readers in with a dark and sinister plot, but her characters, Jared and Melanie, take over with their vivid passion.

This story was extremely hard to put down and I didn’t want it to end. Play My Game would fall under the definition of a page turner.  Lara Adrian hit it out of the park with Play My Game. This 100 Series novel has it all: the plot, chemistry between the main characters, character development, past characters from previous stories making appearances throughout the story, and a HEA.

If you are a fan of the 100 Series, then make sure you don’t miss Play My Game!  

I received an ARC for an honest review.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dakota Cassidy, The Accidental Troll (Accidentally Paranormal Series Book 19)

 Title:  The Accidental Troll (Accidentally Paranormal Series Book 19)  
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Trolls, Instagram, Werewolf, Demon, Vampire, Zombie, OOPs, Accidental Series
Page Count:  269              
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Price:  $4.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
ISBN Paperback: 979-8656491037
Price:  $11.99
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

 Blurb/Summary:

Murphy Umanski, personal assistant and sister to Nova LaRue, the beautiful, popular Instagram influencer, has her hands full keeping her client in check. Nova has a big following, a big mouth, and because of it, she has even a bigger problem.

After posting an anonymous and inflammatory comment on a rival's Instagram page, someone turns her into a troll—and not the cute little troll doll so popularly used as a good luck charm in a rollicking game of bingo. No, in fact, Nova looks like something that lives in a hole carved out in a tree in a haunted forest.

When Murphy reaches out to the OOPS gang for help, she ends up having an accident of her own. Rushing to the sisters' aid is the newly-minted Troll King himself, Sten Peerson. Big, muscly, green-haired Sten The Troll King…

Dreamy sigh, right?

Well, sort of. Not making things any easier is his wild attraction to Murphy—which is leaving him unfocused in his new role as king. But as always, with every new turning comes the inevitable bad news.

Nova’s powers as a troll are a highly sought-after commodity in the troll world. And if Sten can’t figure out how to turn her back or find someone who can, she’s one dead rearview mirror decoration...

Review:

It’s amazing how Dakota Cassidy keeps making every Accidentally Paranormal Series book original and fun. Dakota’s imagination is a benefit to all her readers. Not to worry any of the long-time fans, all the gang is still in The Accidental Troll and the “Framily” as Nina calls them is still going strong.

Murphy Umanski and Sten Peerson are lovable characters and wonderful together. Readers will be rooting for their HEA as they journey along trying to help Murphy’s sister Nova reverse the troll curse.

The Accidental Troll has non-stop action from beginning to end with plenty of plot twits and jumps to keep everyone glued to the book. There is a bit of mystery wrapped up in this one that sorts itself out by the end. No cliff-hangers and as with all the Accidental Paranormal Series books readers can expect a HEA.  

This is a wonderful addition to the series and has some pivotal information for future books so don’t miss out!

Katie Woods did an incredible job on the cover art. This is how I pictured the character in the book the whole time!

I received an ARC for an honest review.