Monday, June 26, 2017

Promo + Giveaway: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting by Deborah Wilde

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting
Nava Katz #2
50% boobs. 50% sarcasm. 100% new breed of hunter.

After a bumpy start as the only female demon hunter in the top secret Brotherhood of David, Nava Katz heads to Prague for her first undercover mission: unmasking a demon movie star. She’d be all kinds of thrilled if it weren’t for the fact that her fellow hunter-with-benefits, Rohan Mitra, has reclaimed his rock star status and assigned Nava the role of groupie.

Rejecting her “be a good girl and follow orders” directive, Nava unleashes an alter ego guaranteed to hook their celebrity target and drive Rohan crazy. No downside–until she finds herself up against Rohan’s past, the Brotherhood’s antiquated thinking, and her own identity issues, turning her personal life into the bomb that could blow up the entire operation.

Sparkly and deadly; it’s a plan.
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Excerpt #2:

Rohan’s arm shot out to the wall, blocking me. The two of us faced in different directions. How apt.
“Move,” I said
He didn’t budge.
I stared resolutely ahead.
Finally he dropped his arm.
I pulled my keycard from my coat, walking directly to my room. No passing go. No collecting $200.
“Don’t leave.” He spoke quietly but in the silence of the corridor, I had no trouble hearing him.
My hands balled up. Hadn’t it been enough for one night? That thread between us that had felt so comforting earlier threatened to strangle me now. Anger fueled my turn. I would have welcomed a corresponding anger in him, but the naked longing on his face and the defeat in the slope of his shoulders undid me. That and his sincere, “I love watching you dance.”
The hallway was empty but it suddenly felt hard to breathe.
He held out a hand.
I leaned back. The magnetic push/pull between us demanded a certain distance, a certain resistance, as much as attraction. Wrung out on every level, I couldn’t afford to let Mr. Force-of-Nature Mitra take advantage of my weakened boundaries to redefine our hook-ups into whatever vision he had of them.
The air conditioning kicked in and I wrapped my arms around myself.
“When you see my shower, you’ll thank me.” He scrunched up his face, a lock of hair falling boyishly over his eyes. “Nothing happens. Just sleep.”
I wasn’t sure if that sweetened the offer or not, but I nodded.


A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Week in Review: 6/18-6/24

Books Received for Review

Blood Gamble by Melissa F. Olson
The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire
Shag Lake by Susan McEachern

Books I've Read

Roar by Cora Carmack
Drakon's Plunder by N.J. Walters
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire

Reviews Posted

Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright


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* Wednesday- Cover Reveal + Giveaway for Turned by a Tiger by Felicia Heaton

* Thursday- Guest Blog + Giveaway for The Red Lily by Juliette Cross

* Friday- Guest Blog + Giveaway for All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Guest Blog + Giveaway: All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham

Character Tweets

Petrus @silentsoul: pain is the only true constant

Roar @underpressure: you ok?

Petrus @silentsoul: just tweeting into the void

Stein @urthsucks: u guys r boring af #getalife

Oline @jealousmuch: Stein, shouldn’t you be concentrating on your own black hole of a life?

Stein @urthsucks: ur 1 to talk barbie

Oline @jealousmuch: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Roar @underpressure: lol

Stein @urthsucks: shut up roar

Petrus @silentsoul: tweet ruined. thanks guys.


Roar @underpressure: .@jealousmuch did you take my shirt?

Oline @jealousmuch: ummmm………which one?

Roar @underpressure: wait do you have more than 1?

Oline @jealousmuch: I plead the 5th.

Petrus @silentsoul: that doesn’t work in Norway

Oline @jealousmuch: shhhhhh Petrus!

Roar @underpressure: I’ll be over later to get my stuff

Oline @jealousmuch: *eyeroll emoji*


Roar @underpressure: .@urthsucks answer your phone

Wonder Bread @urthsucks: new twitter who dis?

Roar @underpressure: seriously

Wonder Woman @urthsucks: seriously

Roar @underpressure: I’m not an idiot Stein

WonderWall @urthsucks: yes u r

Roar @underpressure: phone. answer. now.

Wonder Cats @urthsucks: new phone who did?

All the Stars Left Behind
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Relocating to Arctic Norway would put a freeze on anyone’s social life. For Leda Lindgren, with her crutches and a chip on her shoulder the size of her former Manhattan home, the frozen tundra is just as boring as it sounds. Until she meets her uncle’s gorgeous employee.

Unfortunately, no matter how smoking hot the guy is, Roar comes with secrets as unnerving as his moving tattoos. And Leda doesn’t trust him.

Roar shouldn’t be drawn to the moody human girl with eyes that leave him weak in the knees. But when Leda gets shot by one of his enemies and survives, Roar finally understands why he’s drawn to her: Leda is exactly what he was sent to Earth to find. A weapon of immense power capable of saving his planet.

She just doesn’t know it yet.


Ashley Graham was born in Ontario, Canada, and has since lived in five countries. Before writing her first manuscript in 2015, she worked as a clerical assistant, quality assurance officer, chef, and stay-at-home mom/homeschool teacher. When she isn’t writing or reading every book she gets her hands on, Ashley enjoys online window shopping, Netflix binges, and spends way too much time thinking about space travel. ALL THE STARS LEFT BEHIND is her debut novel.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Guest Blog + Giveaway: The Red Lily by Juliette Cross

UFI welcomes Author Juliette Cross. Thanks for Joining us!!

Dreamcast for The Red Lily
by Juliette Cross

Though not the full cast, these are the main players in THE RED LILY and the current actors I think would best portray them:
Nikolai—Alexander Skarsgard (RAWR. He has the emotional intensity and masculine beauty of Nikolai.)
Sienna—Jessica Brown Findlay (With red hair, of course, like in Winter’s Tale. Perfection.)
Riker—Theo James (He’d play a terrific honorable hero, loyal cousin to Nikolai.)
Ivan & Evan Barrow—Liam Hemsworth (Twins played by the same actor—handsome soldiers of the Black Lily.)
Lieutenant Aleksander Volkov—Michael Fassbender (As much as I love him as a hero, he’d play a seriously wicked villain.)
Friedrich, Duke of Winter Hill—Jamie Dornan (He has the charm, knee-buckling sex appeal, and the soulful eyes of the vampire duke.)
Grant—Josh Hartnett (He can play the rough-around-the-edges and cavalier rogue very well. Much like his character Ethan Chandler in Penny Dreadful.)
What a fun post! Thank you so much for having me and letting me dream big for a minute.

Juliette lives in lush, moss-laden Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona. Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance, she loves reading and writing brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.  

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The Red Lily
Vampire Blood #2

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When Red falls for the Big Bad Wolf...

The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close...even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind.

Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily, and when Nikolai asks for her assistance to gain the trust of the commonwealth, it's the last thing she wants to do. The thought of leaving her woods and her wolves behind is terrifying...not to mention the danger being with Nikolai poses.


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Turned by a Tiger by Felicia Heaton

Turned by a Tiger
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On the verge of bleeding out and hunted by his merciless torturers, Talon has no choice but to seek sanctuary at Underworld, a nightclub run by a jaguar shifter liable to kill him on sight for being a tiger shifter male. What he finds in the old warehouse isn’t the grim shadow of Death though but an angel of mercy, one who offers him salvation and revenge—one who happens to be his fated mate.

Tending bar at Underworld is never dull when you’re a mortal surrounded by immortals, but when a gorgeous tiger shifter covered in blood stumbles into the club, and set’s fire to her boss’s temper, Sherry’s entire world is in danger of being turned on its head. Something about the mysterious warrior has her stepping in to save him, something that ignites her heart and stirs her soul, and no matter how fiercely she fights it, she can’t hold herself back.

When Talon reveals the name of his captors, and his plan to head back in to save his friends, will Sherry be brave enough to embrace the feelings he stirs in her and step deeper into the world of immortals? And will Talon be strong enough to resist the lure of Sherry to protect his family’s secret or will he risk everything to claim his eternal mate?
Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince (Only 99c at all retailers!)
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death

Sherry knew the appeal of the no-strings-attached style of relationship, normally went in for that herself.
So why did the thought of a roll in the hay with Talon followed by a kiss goodbye leave her cold?
She busied herself with the coffee maker while Talon prowled around the small kitchen, taking up far too much space and making it impossible for her to pretend he wasn't there and get her head straight.
And her heart.
She blamed it for her sudden desire to have more than a one night stand with a hot guy.
"Milk, Tony?" She poured two mugs of coffee.
He froze with his head in the refrigerator, withdrew and slowly turned towards her, the scowl back in place.
His deep voice rolled through the room, curled around her and did wicked things to her body.
"Talon," he said with determination, with a hard edge that was both a demand and a command, one that thrilled her as she imagined him ordering her around in the bedroom in that same voice. "Talon. Say it."
A sudden onset of nerves swept through her as she looked into his hard amber eyes, looked at him for all that he was, and realised that if she said his name, the flimsy barrier she had tried to construct between them by avoiding using it would fall.
Leaving her exposed.
He straightened to his full height, towering over her, at least the same height as Kyter's six-five. Talon was broader though, heavy with muscle, cutting an imposing figure as he stared her down, silently demanding she do as he wanted.
"Tiger," she blurted and went to face the coffee mugs again.
Talon moved in a blur of speed, suddenly pressed right against her, and had her cheek in his palm again, bringing her head back around to face his.
"Talon." His tone could have made diamonds it was so hard, so sharp and pressing.
She swallowed hard, trembling from head to toe as she drowned in his amber eyes, watching the gold shimmering among the amber.
Her mouth turned dry.
She swept her tongue across her lips to wet them.
His gaze fell there, grew hungry and heated, and turned the fire up inside her.
"Talon," she whispered.
His eyes shot to hers.
His throat worked on a hard swallow.
"Dear gods," he muttered and just as quickly as he had closed the distance between them, he opened it up again, disappearing into the living room.
She stared at where he had been, reeling from the suddenness of his disappearance, and how shocked he had sounded. How pained.
What the ever living fuck?


Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you're looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

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Not only will joining her mailing list ensure you're in with a chance of winning one of the signed copies of Turned by a Tiger, it means you'll start receiving her newsletters, where she gives away 2 x $25 Amazon Gift Cards in each issue, and rewards subscribers with exclusive excerpts, teasers, flash fiction and cover reveals, and plenty of fun! Plus, you'll receive FOUR FREE EBOOKS in her Series Starter Library just for signing up! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright

Fierce Obsessions
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN:  1477848754
ISBN13: 9781477848753
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

When raven shifter Riley Porter was given sanctuary by the Phoenix Pack, she let them believe she had left her flock. Reluctant to divulge the secrets of her past, she was still embraced as family. Only Tao Lukas, the protective and passionate Head Enforcer of the pack, was resistant to the enigmatic shifter. Until Riley started to arouse in him something other than suspicion.

Tao doesn’t trust lone shifters, especially ones so guarded—and tempting. But the sexual tension between them is making them both come undone, and vulnerable to more than desire. All Tao wants is for Riley to stay with him and to trust him with the truth of her past.

As Riley’s mysteries come to light, so does a danger that threatens not only her life but the safety of the entire pack. For Tao, keeping Riley safe means keeping her close—forever—as his mate.

I can't get enough of The Phoenix and Mercury packs, so when I see a new book come up, I have to grab a copy and read it ASAP. I have loved each and every couple that was featured and introduced and I continue to love the world and storylines.

Riley has been a mystery since she was introduced and I really enjoyed getting to know her and her backstory. She doesn't have as much baggage as I thought she would, but there are things following her around keeping her from really getting settled in the life that she deserves. It always seems to amaze me how kick butt and capable the woman that are introduced are even though all the men are alpha, must protect the little woman, types. Riley definitely can protect herself and it was fun watching her navigate her new reality with Tao. Tao doesn't like outsiders and he immediately felt that Riley was a danger to his pack, but she quickly proved that the only danger she poses is to his heart. I always liked Tao so it was nice watching him find his mate.

Watching the new couple navigate their separate issues—emotional and physical—was interesting. They have a ton of chemistry and they are both equally protective of the other even though they both try to keep their distance at different points. Their mating bond was actually less difficult than past relationships in the series and it was nice to not have the connection blocked for an extended period of time.

One of my favorite things about this and the Mercury pack series is how involved the other pack members are in the stories. I never have a chance to miss past couples because they are present and involved at every turn. I love seeing them and love finding out the new things that have happened since their stories ended.

Do yourself a favor, read FIERCE OBSESSIONS and then pick up some of Suzanne's other books. I have enjoyed all the ones I have read so far.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.