Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Review: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

The Bourbon Thief: A southern gothic novel by [Reisz, Tiffany]


From the internationally celebrated author of the Original Sinners series comes a brand-new tale of betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150-year-old mystery 

When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris. 
In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. But the family tree is rooted in tainted soil and has borne rotten fruit. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.

Tamara Maddox is apart of one of the richest families in the south.

Levi Shelby works in the stables and isn't good enough for her due to his social status and skin color. 

Tamara and Levi what can I say about this couple? They weren't a traditional couple due to various reasons. They have all kinds of odds stacked against them and at one point I wasn't sure if it was even worth it anymore. As the story progresses a “marriage for revenge” turns into something more. I loved how the couple interacted with each other and pushes each other buttons. They fought hard but loved even harder. Throughout the story a HUGE bomb gets dropped and I honestly didn't see that coming the whole time!! I wasn't sure how their relationship would survive after this bombshell. That was my only issue with the book. I would have liked more info on the couple after that bomb was dropped. It fell just a little flat for me towards the end. 

I honestly had no idea what to expect when I first started this book. I've never read anything by this author and she blew me away with her writing and storytelling. This book has so many twist and turns. This family has so many secrets, lies and betrayals. So many times during this book I sat here stunned and not being able to process what I just read. This book definitely took me by surprise and I will be sure to check out other books by this author.

4 Book Corner Stars 
*NetGalley Review*

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Review: The Vampire Diaries: Bennett Witch Chronicles - Ghost Town (Kindle Worlds Novella) by J. P. Uvalle

The Vampire Diaries: Bennett Witch Chronicles - Ghost Town (Kindle Worlds Novella) by [Uvalle, J. P.]


For as long as Bonnie Bennett could remember her life had never been normal. With the troubling past of Mystic Falls behind her, she plans to live life to the fullest. A road trip around the world seems like the perfect idea until Bonnie comes across a small town in Georgia. A town which has a dark and troubling past of its own; secrets lay where the eyes cannot see.
A girl.
A ghost.
She will not let Bonnie leave.
Plagued by the memories of this ghost, Bonnie decides, the only way to free herself from the place of impending doom is to solve its mystery.
Her mystery.
Why do spirits inhabit Westbrook? What does this girl want Bonnie to find?
Damon Salvatore is no stranger to slipping off the deep end, especially after the loss of his brother Stefan Salvatore, and his immortality, he struggles to live life as a human.
When he discovers Bonnie is in danger, and he is the only one who can save her, will he continue to be held back by the demons that haunt him or will Damon become the hero he was always meant to be?
With time running out to save themselves, can Bonnie and Damon work together to escape Westbrook before they become permanent residents?

ABOUT THE SERIES
With her magic restored, her best friends living happily ever after together as humans, and the love of her life waiting patiently for her on the other side, Bonnie Bennett is not going to sit around and let her life pass her by. She’s off to see the world! Join Bonnie as she journeys around the globe, encountering supernaturals in the most unexpected of places. 

The Bennett Witch Chronicles is a collaborative series within The Vampire Diaries Kindle Worlds. Go tohttp://bennettwitchchronicles.com for more information.

I was a big fan of The Vampire Diaries and Bonnie was my favorite character on the show. So needles to say I was so excited to read this new series from Kindle Worlds based on the Bonnie Bennett character. I have to say how impressed I was with this story by this new to me author. Her words captured me and I couldn’t turn the pages to see what would happen next. The authors visionary details had me feeling like I was right along the characters and I enjoyed the ride. Scenes played out in my head and I felt like I was in the story. This story did have some twist that I didn’t expect and certain parts had me gasping in shock. I had to re read things twice just to make sure I read it correctly. After reading this book I can’t wait to read the other stories and catch up with Bonnie.

4 Book Corner Stars
*ARC Review*

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Review: The Vampire Diaries: Bennett Witch Chronicles - Nightshade (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Jena Gregoire

The Vampire Diaries: Bennett Witch Chronicles - Nightshade (Kindle Worlds Novella) by [Gregoire, Jena]


Bourbon, jazz, and streets soaked in magic. New Orleans is an infamous supernatural playground and the perfect place for a witch to feel right at home.

When Bonnie Bennett travels to The Big Easy for some much needed rest and relaxation, she unexpectedly encounters a few familiar faces. Despite their violent history and her resulting efforts to steer clear of Mikaelson family drama, she soon finds herself agreeing to help Klaus when his brother Elijah goes missing. Assuming the local covens could aid in the search, they quickly realize the eldest original vampire isn't the only mysterious disappearance in the Crescent City. 

The clock is ticking. With the help of her unlikely ally and some new friends from the French Quarter, Bonnie must face off with a dark force fueled by vengeance and hell bent on wiping out every New Orleans witch in existence. 


ABOUT THE SERIES

With her magic restored, her best friends living happily ever after together as humans, and the love of her life waiting patiently for her on the other side, Bonnie Bennett is not going to just sit around and let her life pass her by. She’s off to see the world! Join Bonnie as she journeys around the globe, encountering supernaturals in the most unexpected of places. 

The Bennett Witch Chronicles is a collaborative series within The Vampire Diaries Kindle Worlds. Go to http://bennettwitchchronicles.com for more information.


As a fan of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals I couldn’t wait to read this story. I’ve never read anything by this author and I was very impressed with this novella. I enjoyed the plot, the pacing was good and most importantly I loved the message behind this story. People who have done us wrong in the past aren’t always bad guys and they can redeem themselves and it’s good to forgive and start fresh.

4 Book Corner Stars 

*ARC Review*

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Monday, October 30, 2017

New Series Release: Bennett Witch Chronicles


With her magic restored, her best friends living happily ever after together as humans, and the love of her life waiting patiently for her on the other side, Bonnie Bennett is not going to just sit around and let her life pass her by. She’s off to see the world! Join Bonnie as she journeys around the globe, encountering supernaturals in the most unexpected of places.

SIXTEEN STANDALONE BOOKS.

SIXTEEN BONNIE BENNETT STORIES.

ONE SERIES YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS.


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CHRYSALIS LIGHTS by Lori Titus
Unexpected news reaches Bonnie Bennett in the form of one last gift from her grandmother; a lake house in the small town of Chrysalis, South Carolina. Eager to see her new property, she decides to go see the place where Grams once lived. Chrysalis has its own secrets, a heady magic, and with the coming of the northern lights, the veil between dimensions is growing thin.
Bonnie faces secrets from a past she knows little about. Why hadn’t Grams ever spoken about this town or the time that she spent there? An evil from the past has resurfaced, and it’s up to Bonnie to figure out the connection and save the life of a young witch that hangs in the balance.
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EGYPTIAN CAT EYE by DJ Shaw
When I traveled to Egypt on a mission to rescue a young witch, I thought it would be nothing more than a simple snatch and grab. Instead, what I found was a vengeful god determined to get the attention of the entire world and a girl who was much more than merely a witch. Add a magical cat’s eye gemstone choker to the mix, and things seem pretty dire. But I didn’t volunteer for this mission just to back down when things look like they’re going to be difficult.
Pulling myself up by my boot straps, I follow my locator spell to the Pyramids of Giza, and that’s when things get dicey. I know I need to get this witch back to Mystic Falls and the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted, but that’s going to prove to be more tricky than any of us were planning on.
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GHOST TOWN by J.P. Uvalle
For as long as Bonnie Bennett could remember her life had never been normal. With the troubling past of Mystic Falls behind her, she plans to live life to the fullest. A road trip around the world seems like the perfect idea until Bonnie comes across a small town in Georgia. A town which has a dark and troubling past of its own; secrets lay where the eyes cannot see.
A girl.
A ghost.
She won’t let Bonnie leave.
Plagued by the memories of this ghost, Bonnie decides, the only way to free herself from the place of impending doom is to solve its mystery.
Her mystery.
Why do spirits inhabit Westbrook? What does this girl want Bonnie to find?
Damon Salvatore is no stranger to slipping off the deep end, especially after the loss of his brother Stefan Salvatore, and his immortality, he struggles to live life as a human.
When he discovers Bonnie is in danger, and he is the only one who can save her, will he continue to be held back by the demons that haunt him or will Damon become the hero he was always meant to be?
With time running out to save themselves, can Bonnie and Damon work together to escape Westbrook before they become permanent residents?
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GRIMOIRES & LIP GLOSS by Kitten K. Jackson
After Bonnie Bennett prevents the annihilation of Mystic Falls by Hellfire, she’s packed her bags and bought her plane tickets, and she’s off to see the world!
In Milan, Italy, she meets a man who needs assistance… from a witch. Believing that she’s going to rescue his sister from a vampire who is hoarding women, using them as human blood bags, she performs a locator spell and races off with him to find her. When things go awry, will Bonnie’s magic be enough to save her from the fangs of a centuries-old vampire and his cohorts?
Meanwhile, back in Mystic Falls, everything seems more peaceful than usual. That’s never a good sign, as something sinister is always afoot. With Damon and Elena’s wedding and the Halloween party at the Salvatore School for the Young & Gifted approaching, could this be the calm before the storm?
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GROTESQUE by Debbie Cassidy
Leaving Mystic Falls and my friends behind was no easy choice, but I was done looking back. It was time to look forward, to see the world and give magic a rest. There is so much to see in London.
It’s true what they say, the city never sleeps, but I’m about to discover how awake it really is. One wrong turn and I’m right back in the hot seat. An unexpected attack from an unknown creature, an Order of Witches who hide in the London Underground, an Archangel determined to shadow my every move, and suddenly it’s up to me to fix what’s broken.
So much for a magic free vacation.
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HEXE by Brandy Dorsch
Bonnie Bennett never breaks a promise, and she gave Enzo her word that she’d live her life. Rather than staying in Mystic Falls to wallow in her grief over losing the love of her life, she decides on a trip to Germany, the epicenter of the seventeenth century witch hunts. Excited to explore the depths of her magic in a country rich with witch history, she embarks on her journey, able to breathe just a little easier.
From the moment she arrives in Berlin, Bonnie knows something is wrong. Her magic is weakened, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t access her full power. Desperate to figure out what’s wrong, Bonnie reaches out to a local coven, only to find their powers have been dampened as well.
Resolved to help her new friends and recover her own magic, Bonnie makes it her mission to figure out what’s affecting their powers. As she digs deeper, Bonnie discovers a centuries-old secret threatening an entire line of witches. Together, they must find a way to restore their magic or risk losing it forever.
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NIGHTSHADE by Jena Gregoire
Bourbon, jazz, and streets soaked in magic. New Orleans is an infamous supernatural playground, and the perfect place for a witch to feel right at home.
When Bonnie Bennett travels to The Big Easy for some much needed rest and relaxation, she unexpectedly encounters a few familiar faces. Despite their violent history and her resulting efforts to steer clear of Mikaelson family drama, she soon finds herself agreeing to help Klaus when his brother Elijah goes missing. Assuming they could get a little aid from the local covens, they quickly realize the eldest original vampire isn’t the only mysterious disappearance in the Crescent City.
The clock is ticking. With the help of her unlikely ally and a handful of new friends from the French quarter, Bonnie must face off with a dark force fueled by vengeance and hell bent on wiping out every New Orleans witch in existence.
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PHOENIX GATE by Dylan Keefer
Bonnie Bennett is a witch for hire as she sleuths her way around the world helping those who find themselves in compromised paranormal situations.
While traveling, she is hired to help a couple find their missing son. After infiltrating a secret society, her investigation brings her to Japan where she uncovers a long-hidden family secret.
Imbued with an ancient power carried by Bennett witches for generations, Bonnie must stop the magically enhanced men from summoning the Phoenix Gate or suffer a cruel fate.
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SCHOOLED BY MAGIC by Marissa Farrar
When Bonnie Bennett is invited to London to teach magic at a prestigious London University, she decides it’s the perfect opportunity to see the city, and discover who she is outside of Mystic Falls.
But she soon learns of mysterious events surrounding the departure of the teacher whose job she is filling, and no matter who she asks, no one seems to have any answers.
Bonnie starts to catch shadowy beings out of the corner of her eye… waiting, watching her… and a discovery in her room makes her question if all is not as it seems.
Was Bonnie brought to London just to teach young witches, or is something far more sinister underway?
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SOMETHING WICKED by Sue Harmeling
For Bonnie Bennett, life has been nothing short of chaotic.  It seemed like someone or something was always trying to kill her and her friends, and too many times, she was forced to push her own desires to the back burner so those around her could be safe and happy.
But things were finally looking up for the witch, and the years of bad luck she and her friends had suffered through was coming to an end.
Things are blissfully quiet until a mysterious book is brought into the St. John Armory.
And it didn’t come alone.
Will Bonnie have to once more sacrifice her happiness for the sake of her friends? Or will something wicked overcome them all?
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STONE COLD MAGIC by Rachel Medhurst
Would she betray the coven to see her love?
After losing Enzo, the love of her life, Bonnie Bennett travels to Stonehenge in England, hoping to discover a magic that will allow her to see him again.
The power of the prehistoric monument, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is guarded by the English coven. When someone murders half of that coven, the protection spell is broken, allowing the magic of the stones to bind with Bonnie’s.
If the witches were killed in order to release the power, their assassin would stop at nothing to take it for themselves. Bonnie is the only one strong enough to stand in their way. Will she be their next victim?
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TEMPLE OF THE FORGOTTEN by Alex H. Singh
Unsure of what is drawing her there, Bonnie Bennett’s travel plans take an unexpected turn when she finds herself booking a ticket to India, a land full of mysticism, supernatural creatures, and ancient secrets.
On her journey to the small village of Simla, she meets Manu, a young, powerful witch just beginning to explore her magical abilities. Without anyone to guide her, she fears the girl may have fallen under the influence of something dark.
Bonnie soon learns the legend of a terrible evil believed to be locked away in a nearby temple. Will Bonnie be strong enough to keep the creature confined to its prison? Or will she surrender to the darkness threatening to overpower them all?
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THE CRESCENT CITY by Lexi Ostrow
Bonnie Bennett has finally finished her trip around the world to “find herself”, only to realize that where she’s always belonged is Mystic Falls – and returning home was as eventful as ever. Immediately thrown into the search for Caroline’s girls, the pair find themselves in the Crescent City with none other than the Mikaelsons.
While there a witch offers her everything she’s ever wanted – Enzo. All Bonnie has to do is a small bit of magic that she’s promised won’t unleash hell, sirens or anything else her past self has already extinguished. There is a cost, but the witch won’t share until Bonnie agrees to help the Big Easy with its current debacle.
Nothing is ever without a cost, but life with Enzo is more than Bonnie can walk away from. Bonnie faces her hardest decision yet, and her choice could be New Orleans’ undoing.
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THE STORM by Nicole Zoltack
After losing the love of her life, Bonnie Bennett is trying to move on and get away from all the painful reminders of the past. She’s traveled to several different countries, and after a pit stop in Mystic Falls, she’s off to Hawaii.
There, she discovers ominous apparitions searching for a portal to the next world. When Bonnie makes eye contact with one of them, she inadvertently puts a friend’s life in danger.
It’s up to Bonnie to end their deadly curse, but the storm heralding their approach is growing stronger by the day. Will Bonnie be able to save her friend, or will Maleko become a member of the mysterious Night Marchers for all time?
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THE DREAD OF DUBLIN by A.J. Matthews
Dublin is rife with magic, mystery… and murder.
When Bonnie Bennett stumbles across a dead body with a ghostly form hovering over it, she must discover if the killer is a witch back from the dead—or a monster more vicious than any she’s ever faced.
After more bodies begin to surface, Bonnie finds the murders coincide with the execution of suspected serial killer Doreen Kealy, a madam who was brutally executed centuries ago for crimes too ghastly to speak of.
Teaming up with her friend Matt Donovan, Bonnie searches dark tunnels beneath Dublin Castle and uncovers hidden secrets within the legendary Book of Kells to find out who is committing these heinous murders. But time is against her, and spirits seek vengeance as Bonnie finds herself plummeting further and further into danger.
Who is the real dread of Dublin? Is Doreen Kealy killing again? Or is a creature of the night intent on leading Bonnie to a bloody fate?
NOTE:  Release on this title has been temporarily delayed. More Info



BONE ORCHARD by Kaiden Klein
Small towns keep secrets well, but restless souls never sleep.
Bayou Lafitte was supposed to be just another stop along the way until Bonnie decided to take a popular swamp tour. Before long, she’s pulled into a decade old missing persons case, haunted by the ghost of a girl she now knows is dead.
With all paths leading to nowhere, Bonnie finds herself trapped. The only way to move on is to find out where the girl’s remains are and put them to rest. But first, she must uncover the truth and doing so won’t be easy.
Secrets kept by the residents of this small, bayou town, will make this endeavor one she’ll likely never forget.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Review Tour: Cuffed by K. Bromberg

CUFFED
By: K. Bromberg
Release Day – Oct 23
Standalone


From the New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes a new series about three brothers, the job that calls them, and the women who challenge them.


“I hate you. I never want to see you again.”


Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.


Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.


But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it.
What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right?
***


I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves.


That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up.


Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story.


I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight.

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What can I say about this book? My mind and heart are still reeling after experiencing this heartbreaking and wrenching story of Emerson Reeves.  I went in thinking the book was going to be one thing and ended up having my heart ripped to shreds. I knew a girl like Emerson when I was 7 and till this day I still think about her and I hope she’s okay and doing well. I loved how Bromberg wrote a book that has real life issues. That’s why no matter how hard this book was for me to read at times  I had to keep going. I loved Emerson and Grant individually and as a couple. They were the perfect balance to each other. They fought hard and loved even harder. Both of them were dealing with issues from Emerson’s past and seeing them break down and build themselves back up was beautiful. Bromberg wrote characters that spoke to me and I couldn’t help but root for until the end. I loved the secondary characters in the story and how they all supported each other. This book has def landed on my top read of 2017 list. I will not forgot this book, the message of hope, survival and redemption any time soon.

5 Book Corner Stars 
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About the Author:

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.

In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.

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