Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review of "Keep it Secret" by Olivia Snow

"Keep it Secret" by Olivia Snow

For me this book was a very emotional read. Ava (Avie) was pulled out of school because her father was in an accident. She was really close to her father and not so much with her mother. Avie felt like an ugly monster flawed beyond repair. This shell served only as a distraction from what lay within. After her fathers death, her mother went into a deep depression leaving Ava to fend for herself. At the age of fourteen her life consisted of a whirlwind of bills, money, school work, teenage drama and being a caretaker to her mother. Her only escape was sex and alcohol. For five years she kept her fathers last message he left her. Rose and Ava are moving in with her cousin Vanessa and her aunt Cynitha and her uncle Bill. The only person who knows what happend was Declan and he only knows because she was drunk and told him. 

Ava is 18 years old, she lost her father at the age of thirteen. She still wears her fathers rosary. She felt her heart become emotionally blocked. She has a difficult time showing any emotion.Doesn't do highschool guys because they brag too much. Rose is Ava's mother, didn't do anything after her husband died. Wasn't a good mother too Ava. A year after her husbands death she finally decided that she was going to get help. Bill is Ava's uncle and he wasn't there for her after her father died. Cynitha is Ava's aunt and she doesn't like Ava. Vanessa is Declan's sister, Ava's cousin and Bill and Cynitha's daughter. She gets treated like a baby. She always does what her mother wants, has a major crush on Gabriel. Declan is Vanessa's older brother, was never there for Vanessa. He is in college. Ava's cousin. Gabriel likes Ava. Takes Ava's advice about asking Vanessa out. TA for swimming class, met Ava at a party. Talon is Gabriels friend met Ava at a party.

This is the first book in the KIS series. I really loved this book, this is my first book by Olivia Snow and it most definitely will not be my last. I loved the story line, how well the characters were developed. I couldn't put this book down. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I can't wait for book two in this series. Olivia you are an amazing author.

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The Duke in My Bed, Book 1
The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels Series


As a notorious member of the Heirs’ Club, Bray Drakestone can’t resist a challenge from one of his well-heeled colleagues—especially when it involves money and horses. But the friendly wager takes an unexpected and deadly turn. Bray is forced to agree to marry one of his challenger’s five sisters—sight unseen. Now gamblers all over London are placing bets on whether Bray will actually go through with it...


Miss Louisa Prim, the eldest sister, doesn’t care a whit what the reckless rogue at the Heirs’ Club promised her brother—she has no intention of marrying the future Duke of Drakestone. Bray, however, sees her rejection as another challenge. He bets that the fiery Miss Prim will not only agree to marry him, she will propose to him! With four sisters behind her, Louisa knows she can’t lose. But why does her opponent have to be a divinely handsome scoundrel? And so sweetly, irresistibly seductive...
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Tequila 10 by P.T. Macias

Tequila 10
by P.T. Macias
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Darlin Storm, Tequila 10

Tequila 10 is a new series that’s full of paranormal entities. Werewolves, vhampiers, dragons, and a sorcerer are the supernatural realm enforcers. The special operatives work with the government, using their special abilities but also have their own agenda. Special operative monitor the supernatural community, even as they are swept into a whirlwind of love, truths, and untold passions. The supernatural realms are threatened and endangered. Time is running out! The enforcers are desperate to stop the menace.

The Crowned Wolff Dynasty

The road to a sustainable united future for the Wolff Dynasty lies in the union of the two chosen. The chosen will possess a birthmark in a deep purple color in the shape of a crown.
The Rhodium medallion was engraved by the Lupus Deity. The medallion is enclosed in a glass case at the Crowned Wolff Dynasty altar. Next to the encased medallion are the Crowned Wolff Crowns.
The oval medallion is made of Rhodium bedecked with beautiful filigree made of pure gold with silver. This isn't simply a matter of mating. No, it’s a lot more powerful than that. It’s a matter of also bonding, therefore merging our souls and our blood.

Darlin Storm, Tequila 10 By P. T. Macias 
Storm, Sophia Davis, is working on Tequila 10 special operative team for the government. The team has special abilities.

The notorious half century old prophesy hasn't been fulfilled. Storm is waiting for her Chosen to show up to bond her soul and heart.

Phantom is oblivious of his true nature or his destiny. He lives life staying in the dark, silently observing the world turn. He feels that he’s never truly fit or felt at home anywhere. He feels his life is a phantom of what life should be.

Storm and Phantom are on a mission to gather intel. They’re destined to cross paths and are immediately thrown into a tornado of love, truths, and passions. Are they destined to merge as one?

Blazing Dawn, Tequila 10

Cassandra Johnson, Dawn, meets the brothers of her roommate, Storm, and immediately realizes that one of them is her mate.  But he doesn't recognize her! She is in horrible pain, suffering for what feels like an eternity before he realizes who she is.

William Davis, Thunder, has considered Cassandra as another sister. Then the Tequila 10 and Razer 8 teams are thrown together to prevent the deaths of an author, as well as all the people who are attending the Writer's Conference where she is presenting. When the two teams get together for the first time, he greets her as a little sister, only to discover that things have changed in a BIG way!

Can their love survive what the mission has in store for them?

Wild Rebel, Tequila 10

Tequila 10 is a new series that’s full of paranormal entities. Werewolves, vhampiers, dragons, and a sorcerer are the supernatural realm enforcers. The special operatives work with the government, using their special abilities but also have their own agenda. Special operative monitor the supernatural community, even as they are swept into a whirlwind of love, truths, and untold passions. The supernatural realms are threatened and endangered. Time is running out! The enforcers are desperate to stop the menace.

Rebel, the youngest Vhampier prince, loves his independence, his life, and his women. His Father, the Emperor Vlastimir, has commanded Rebel to stop his wild rebel ways and select a mate, to procreate.

Rebel continues to enjoy his chosen lifestyle until he meets the beautiful, sexy, passionate werewolf, Amber Johnson. Rebel and Amber merge as one, against all odds. Their passion explodes. Their souls bond. Secrets are exposed.

Strip Back by Ava Manello

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Title: Strip Back
Series: Naked Nights #0.5
Author: Ava Manello

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Strip Back brings you back to how the Naked Night's began. This is Eric's story. Back when life was a little less polished, and a whole lot harder.

Before there was Strip Teaser, there was Eric; manager and founder of the Naked Night’s male stripper troupe.

You wouldn’t think you’d be past it at 34, but that’s the position Eric found himself in, as well as newly single after finding his girlfriend in a compromising position.

Setting up the Naked Night’s wasn’t easy, it wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t without sleaze, but somehow he did it.

Strip Back is a humorous and steamy tale of one man’s journey to fulfill a dream. Not all male strippers are the same.

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Claiming Excalibur by LH Nicole

Claiming Excalibur 
Book #2 
LH Nicole
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Aliana Fagan has done what many thought impossible: she’s awakened King Arthur from his fifteen-hundred-year sleep, reunited the Knights of the Round Table, and even beaten Mordrid and Morgana LeFay in battle.
But the Destined One’s quest has only begun.
Before the knights can "unearth and reclaim their lost relics" they must survive the trip to Charleston, South Carolina and meet the newest member of the Round Table. If King Arthur’s men thought Aliana and Lacy were tenacious, they'll be even more surprised by Dawn, the third member of the fem-trio.
Deadly secrets, unexpected allies, and a traitor lurking in the shadows await Aliana and the new Round Table as they continue their search for Excalibur. Their only clue is a beyond confusing poem from a mysterious book that speaks of a terrifying creature guarding the legendary sword. Trying to build a somewhat normal relationship with Sir Galahad adds a whole new level of complexity to Aliana’s task, especially when several among them suspect the White Knight may not be wholly himself. Her friendship with King Arthur grows closer, and when circumstances become intense, he may finally get the chance with Aliana that he’s been pining for.
Mysteries, legendary quests, and haunting memories will either unite the members of the New Round Table or fracture their bonds. Aliana and her crew only have seven months before the planets align and Mordrid can seize the power he needs to conquer the seven realms. Can the Destined One keep her new family together and lead Arthur to his destiny of saving the realms? Or will a centuries-old plot for revenge finally spell the king’s end?

Titania descended the stage as they approached. “I’m pleased to see all of you here tonight.” Her eyes settled on Aliana rather than the former king of Camelot.
Like we had much of a choice,” Lacy muttered. “We were all but kidnapped by Puck.” Galahad cleared his throat and shot Lacy a warning look.
Titania raked her gaze over Lacy. Her face showed no sign of annoyance, but somehow Aliana knew the queen wasn’t pleased with her smart-mouthed friend. “I believe you were on your way here before Puck brought you to my palace, yes?”
We weren’t looking for your city, per say,” Galahad told her. “But we were hoping to find information to help us find the Dragon Silzik. Or possibly a clue regarding Excalibur’s location.”
We know my sword is here on the Isle of the Blessed,” Arthur said as soon as Galahad finished. “What we don’t know is where it hides.”
Titania nodded slightly, her calculating gaze slipping between the king and Galahad. “Such information does not come cheaply, dear king.” Her gaze flicked to Aliana’s new gauntlet. “And I’ve already given you one mighty gift without receiving anything in exchange.”
Aliana clenched her fist, feeling the glove pull and slide over her flesh as she did. If Titania had wanted something for it, why didn’t she say anything earlier?
What price would you ask for the information?” Arthur asked.
I would ask two things,” Titania said, taking a gold and jewel-encrusted goblet that a servant handed her. “I would ask a sword for a sword. Should you claim Excalibur, you would give me the sword that the Lady of the Lake gave you.”
Arthur nodded his acceptance, but Aliana wondered why Titania had chosen such a simple thing. She reflected on the strange jewels that decorated the Elf blade, but her thoughts were interrupted when Arthur spoke. “And the second?” he asked.
The queen took a long drink from her goblet before answering. “The second is a task I would ask of the Destined One.”
Aliana gulped as her friends all shifted a fraction closer to her. Galahad tried to tug her closer to his body but Aliana stood firmly on her own. She hadn’t shown Titania weakness in the cave when she’d freed Arthur. She couldn’t do so now. “What do you want me to do?”
The queen looked at Galahad, and Aliana swore she saw frosty contempt for her knight in the queen’s emerald eyes. “At a time of my choosing,” she finally said, “I will tell you of the task I have in mind and you must complete it.”
Your Majesty…” Arthur said.
Deal,” Aliana said over Arthur’s words. The queen grinned wickedly, and Aliana ignored the sharp, reproachful looks from the guys and the hard pinch to her side from Lacy. 
Aliana—” Owen started, but Titania silenced him with a glare.
            “The bargain is struck,” the queen declared, looking to Arthur.

Book #1 Legendary

Before the darkest hour strikes the Destined One shall come forth

Avalon’s lost daughter must thrice and alone prove her worth
Then can she fully possess the power to awaken the King
It shall become her destiny to reunite the Round Table
Unearth and reclaim their lost relics
Become the key to undoing the evil Mordrid has wrought
Only with her can the Once and Future King prevail

Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides behind the safety of her camera and her art until a vivid recurring dream compels her to dig into her father’s research about Avalon and Camelot. When she is hurled into a magical realm by forces she thought were only the stuff of fairy tales, she finds herself thrown into an adventure she could never have imagined. Nearly everything she thought she knew about Arthurian legend was wrong.

The independent eighteen-year-old is shocked to find that the people of Avalon think that she is the Destined One, the only person who can summon King Arthur back to life from his hidden chamber. Most surprising of all is that it’s up to her to lead the Knights of the Round Table on an epic quest–an adventure that will transport them across the seven magic realms to reclaim all that has been lost so they can defeat the evil Mordrid for good. But first, she must bring the ancient warriors into her world and reunite them with their lost brothers. Chaperoning the legendary knights-with-a-chivalry-complex as they navigate the modern world is a constant challenge, and she certainly never thought she’d be caught between her intense feelings for the noble Sir Galahad and her growing friendship with the King.

To fulfill the prophecy, Aliana will have to discover the meaning of friendship, bravery, loyalty, true love, and forgiveness. But can she do it all in time to save the realms from Mordrid’s impending Armageddon?

I am a seasoned Pastry Chef in our nation’s capital and a lifelong fairytale (Disney and Grimm) lover, believes in love at first sight, is addicted to 80’s & 90’s cartoons and anything that can capture my ADD-way-to-overactive-imagination. Joan Lowery Nixon and L.J. Smith were the first authors I became addicted to and who inspired me to steal away whenever I could to read and write. You can keep up with me, and all my news and adventures on FacebookTumblrPinterestBlogger and Legendary Saga website.

Legendary is a story I've had in head for years. The idea came to me during an english project about you guessed it- Arthurian legends. My teacher was against web research and allowed us to use textbooks only. I discovered different ways to spell the characters names, including Mordred. There are five spelling variations that I found, and I chose to use one that is much less known: Mordrid. Other names I kept the same, and some I changed for the sake of the story. My reason for changing the names and/or spellings is this: my Knights of the Round Table, their enemies and allies are very different from what people are used to. I don't want to offend Arthurian purists and the "Arthurian legend/history." Legendary is pure fiction, straight from my imagination. I took some liberties with the different stories and incarnations. I changed the things I didn't like to the way I wanted them to be. I changed things to make them my own creation and tell you a new story. Hence Legendry’s summary "everything she thought she knew about Arthurian legends was wrong."