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Because I Love you – Book Review.

Two years ago, he took my innocence and ran,
Luckily for me, he’s a slow runner.
He doesn’t know that he gave me the most beautiful gift in the world – my son. 
I’m going to give him a gift too – revenge! 
And if he’s thinking he can get me and my son…
Well, he can go take a walk!

She’s my best friend’s little sister. 
I should never have touched her. 
But I did.
She was hot. She was fun. She was begging me for it.
So I gave it to her… all night long.
I told her I loved her. I promised her the moon and stars. 
I meant every word.
Then I vanished. I couldn’t tell her why. I still can’t.
We haven’t talked since.
But I saw her yesterday. She’s still hot enough to stop traffic,
Even with a kid.
She’s got secrets, but so do I. 
I know she still wants me, but she’s not begging this time.
This time she wants me to beg. 
But I don’t beg. I take. 
And I’m taking Jessi. Secrets and all.


My Review –

This book took me a while to get my head into. I loved the story line, curvy Jessi making a successful career in the modelling industry ( very positive image to put out), and Chris a choreographer, very different to the normal suited business man I read in Romance genre’s.

I loved the empowerment by using a curvy woman for the main character, this is rare I find in the Romance/Erotic genre.
The cover however niggled me. The story brings you a confident curvy mum taking over the modelling industry, yet the cover shows a “normal” sized woman. I wish the author secured a curvy woman to empower other women, and show some diverse covers out there.

Because I love you was definitely steamy, imaginative and juicy. Amy Brent has captured a dramatic, romantic, very saucy novel in one. Once I was about 30% of the way through I was hooked. The revenge plot and karma was well done throughout. The story line never felt rushed and Amy definitely kept me wanting to find out more about Chris.
Jessi was an open book to the reader, but Chris was mysterious not only to me but to the main character Jessi……. Why would he leave her when they were so in love.

The sex scenes are very descriptive and always different. These two characters are on fire consistently throughout.

I became Like Jessi’s friend Megan in the end, I was getting so frustrated that this man he obviously loved didn’t yet know the truth. Proof the author did well.

This was better than a light hearted romance, the complicated relationship made the couples dynamic more realistic. I like some drama in my books and this his the nail on the head.
A must read for all you Romance lovers out there.

I gave this book 4/5 on Goodreads, mainly because I found myself struggling to get into it from the first page. But once I was into the main part of the story I was hooked. I will be looking into more of Amy Brent’s books in the future.


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Amazon’s Featured Fantasy Book Releases for – 2019. My Top 5.

Hey all, I love Fantasy it has to be my favourite genre to read.  So I was having a little look on Amazon and thought why not share with you 5 books that caught my eye and I want to add to my TBR list.


Strength no longer hides in the weak, instead it is shown by the new alpha. Elodie Masters.
Will Elodie be able to make the Alpha brothers kneel and submit?
Or will they go to war? 

**Rest of blurb coming soon**

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My deal with Nero and my growing powers are supposed to keep me and my loved ones safe—yet the unthinkable happens. 

When lines are crossed and blood is spilled, nothing will ever be the same again.


I once was told vampires are immortal but not invincible. I’m about to find out how true that is.

Thrust deep into the politics and intrigue of vampire society, I’m doing my best to keep my head above water and prove I belong here.

But the threat from the shades is growing. Inside the castle walls, whispers and stares follow me everywhere I go, and I’m pretty sure the king wants me dead. 

The three vampire men who saved my life are the only ones I trust.

So why don’t they seem to trust themselves around me?

This is book two in The Vampires’ Fae Series, a medium-burn reverse harem story intended for ages 18+. This book contains strong language, sexual situations, magical threats, and a heroine who doesn’t have to choose between her men.


‘The Mad Bride of the Ripper’ takes the Victorian Horror Yarn style of the first book in the series and pushes it deeper into the realm of horror fantasy.

Introducing Lucy and Renfield, the Dracula mythos is expanded in a new and exciting way which attempts to pay homage to the cozy horror movies of Hammer and Universal while indulging in a more modern portrayal of violence and themes.

It is a tale of madness. Of death. Occult obsession.

And blood.

So much blood…

Madness is not always in the mind…

As Dracula’s brides pursue him from Transylvania to Paris, London is enduring horror of a new kind as Lucy Westenra haunts the poverty-driven streets. Her trail is one of insanity and violence at a time when London’s most shocking killer strikes from the shadows.

Van Helsing and Doctor Seward race to contain the vampire’s growing powers, but the glowing edge of sanity is a fragile shell and that shell has cracked.


“There. Inside the coffin. The vampire is here. And torpor already clasps her awareness. We’re just in time, Arthur.”
“Right.” Arthur tried not to gag as he stepped past Van Helsing. Eager to get the job done and get out. Held stake out in front of himself and saw the white dress. Stained with blood. Fresh blood still wet. Gleaming in the torchlight.
Eyes half-closed and wincing, he pressed the stake to the vampire’s breast.
And, though he always tried to avoid doing so, looked at her face.
“Arthur?” Van Helsing whispered. “What is it?”
His strangled cry echoed within the crypt. “Lucy. It’s Lucy!”
Her eyes flicked open.
Lips drew back in a savage grin to show fangs. Mouth opened in enraged silent roar.
Van Helsing rushed up. “Arthur! Strike!”
“No. I can’t. Look, Abraham. Look at her. It’s Lucy, damn you.”
From her open mouth, the shriek finally emerged. High and piercing like the scream of a bird.
Her arm flashed, clawed fingers streaking toward Arthur’s neck.
Van Helsing shouted.
Mallet hammered home.
Blood.
And then there was silence. Broken only when Arthur began to sob.


The Unseelie queen of the fae is dead. But, that’s just the beginning.The journey through the Court of Twilight begins, and Celeste must decide whether she will remain with King Jasper, or fight for her way home… 

…to her fate, and the four princes who plan her rescue. 

But, this mission is one that has no road home. 
Death awaits, and the court of shadows will never be the same.Join thousands of fans on an epic reverse harem journey with dark magic, spellbinding romance, enchanting fantasy, and heart-pounding action similar to Court of Thorns and Roses, Lord of the Rings, and The Vampire Diaries today!

TRIGGER WARNING: Contains a fated mate reverse harem scenario where one woman is courted by several suitors. Also contains adult situations.

This edition includes both books of the Forbidden Magic Series Court of Shadows and Court of Dragons
Reading Order:
Court of Shadows
Court of Twilight


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Books I Want To Read In December

I have reduced my goal to 20 for the rest of this year, not much left I know.  My aim is to complete 4/5 books this month.  Very ambitious however there are a couple I am very excited to read, so hoping I may be able to find time to read 2 a week.  Not all are available via amazon but are on Goodreads. Does leaving one half read count? 

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Book Review – The Gilded King (Sovereign Series).

I have come to the conclusion that my reading slump is down to the fact that I am just not enjoying Torment from the Fallen series.  I have kept trying and will continue to try and finish it.  However it feels more like a task.   I began reading The Gilded King 2 days ago now, after the author announced on Twitter that it is currently free to download on kindle.  And I was not disappointed.  In fact after this post I will be buying the second book to find out what happens next.

Free to download via Kindle.  

In the last city on Earth, death is just a step into the trees.

In the Blue, the world’s last city, all is not well.

Julia is stuck within its walls. She serves the nobility from a distance until she meets Lucas, who believes in fairytales that her world can’t accommodate. The Blue is her prison, not her castle, and she’d escape into the trees if she didn’t know that contamination and death awaited humanity outside.

But not everyone in the Blue is human, and not everyone can be contained.

Beyond the city’s boundaries, in the wild forests of the Red, Cameron has precious little humanity left to lose. As he searches for a lost queen, he finds an enemy rising that he thought long dead. An enemy that the humans have forgotten how to fight.

One way or another, the walls of the Blue are going to come down. The only question is what side you’ll be on when they do.

Review

First of all you could read this as a stand alone however I would recommend you read the previous series Solis Invicti (Series of 4 books).

The Gilded King was addictive.  Drawing me back into the fantasy world of vampires and Weepers.  Josie did an amazing job once again (Round of applause), I was captivated and thrown into a new world set centuries ahead of time.   Josie did not disappoint,  as a reader you are given two perspectives of this new world.  One from Cam a Silver from before the world was taken by the Fall (You will understand this reference in the book).  And another Julia, a server who has known nothing other than the world she is now in, born into a world controlled by vampires, controlled by the nobles.
Two very different people, but both set at the same time experiencing, and fighting through the current changes that effect everyone.

I have enjoyed getting lost in this book over the last couple of days.  The characters growth and relationships are gradual.   There is more flirtation between characters in this series so far compared to the last, previously in the Solis Invicti, I found myself reading Emmy jumping into relationships.  More sex and less of a gradual friendship/Romance.  However that was the beginning of the world ending so maybe Emmy was just living her life to the fullest.

I enjoyed reading from both perspectives which is rare for me.  However if I had to pick one, I would choose Cam’s, Probably because I wanted him to find Emmy, I miss the old characters, and the hope of meeting them again was just too exciting.

There wasn’t a lot of “flashbacks” like most do when two series have the same storyline, this prevented boredom.  Thank goodness, this just made me more engrossed by the new characters.  Amazing.

Emmy is missing (read the previous books), Sol is in a deep death like sleep in a temple awaiting his love to return.  The Blue now has a new Empress, yet the sanctuary once filled with normal civilisation is falling to ruin.  The blood supply low, and the humans are just getting by with scraps.

Cam is a loner now, travelling continents to search for his Queen.  Since Emmy was taken “To protect Sol” they were told, his life has not been the same.  He has spent centuries trying to find Emmy to restore the Blue back to it’s original form, with hopes to finally get his King back.  But meeting Felix makes things complicated, more of a self discovering journey.

Julia knows nothing other than the Blue.  All she dreams of is a world away from within these walls, where she can find other humans and try to have a somewhat normal life, other than the one she was abandoned in by her parents.   I thoroughly enjoyed reliving the past series through Julia’s learning.
Emmy and Sol are just a fairytale to her – A vampire who silvered to a mortal, the mortal returns the love, and then they become golden.
Little does she know is that there is more truth to this fairytale and Lucas wants to open her eyes to the truth and possibilities hidden from the humans.

About The Author

I have always written stories, but it wasn’t until I started the first book in the Solis Invicti series in 2014 that I really became obsessed with writing. I love to read, particularly where the escapism of the story is enhanced with an element of fantasy or science fiction. For me, writing is simply an extension of that journey, but I get to decide what happens next (though it’s amazing how often the characters seem to decide for themselves what I’m going to write!).

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WWW Wednesday

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

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Currently Reading


Love never dies . . .
It took Lucinda an eternity to find her beloved angel, Daniel. But he waited for her. Now they are forced apart again, to protect Luce from the Outcasts – immortals who want her dead. During their separation, Luce learns about her mysterious past lives. But the more she discovers, the more she suspects Daniel is hiding something.
What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t true?
Is it really their destiny to be together?
Or is Luce actually meant to be with someone else?

In the last city on Earth, death is just a step into the trees.

In the Blue, the world’s last city, all is not well.

Julia is stuck within its walls. She serves the nobility from a distance until she meets Lucas, who believes in fairytales that her world can’t accommodate. The Blue is her prison, not her castle, and she’d escape into the trees if she didn’t know that contamination and death awaited humanity outside.

But not everyone in the Blue is human, and not everyone can be contained.

Beyond the city’s boundaries, in the wild forests of the Red, Cameron has precious little humanity left to lose. As he searches for a lost queen, he finds an enemy rising that he thought long dead. An enemy that the humans have forgotten how to fight.

One way or another, the walls of the Blue are going to come down. The only question is what side you’ll be on when they do.

Currently free via Kindle

Recently Finished


Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angel kind . . . and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.
Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late, and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.
In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.
This time, survival may not be possible . . . not even for the consort of an archangel.

What will I read next?


New Orleans is a city known for its paranormal history—and it’s the place Emma Rose Crane, AKA Mattie Hathaway, has come home to.

She hopes she can start over in New Orleans, where her ability to see ghosts isn’t so freaky. She’s even starting college, but the whole thing would be a lot easier if she weren’t faced with a family she barely knows, all while dealing with the loss of someone she loved.

Can she really escape her past and be semi-normal? Even with her sister Mary and best friend Eric by her side, it’s going to be a wild ride once she agrees to help Mary’s new friends investigate a “haunted” house. 

The house’s new occupants are terrified, and the ghost seems to be attacking their little girl, leaving everyone desperate for answers. Emma isn’t sure what to think when she discovers Dr. Lawrence Olivet was also invited to investigate. 

Will her gifts be enough to save the family that is currently being stalked in their own home? And when some of her own family’s long-kept secrets come to light, will her fresh start be over before it even begins?

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Netflix Binge

We love Netflix lately, we seem to spend our life watching it in our free time.  Both Craig and I have a separate account with our likes but there has been series that we have watched together, and loved. So we wanted to share them with you.

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This was scary but amazing, we binged watched this in a week.  Obviously sat in the dark.
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We are still watching this but a very good different twist to the friendly light hearted witches we are used to.
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Craig and I started watching this a while ago when we saw everyone talking about it, so we wanted to see what the hype was about.
We have watched both seasons and loved them.
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Obviously been watching this series for years, but now it is on Netflix even better.
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Did not think I would like this but I was addicted when Craig started telling me about it and I saw a couple episodes.
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This is just hilarious.  funny, light hearted entertainment.

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Gifts For Her

Us ladies are a little tricky to buy for.  However Craig always knows the perfect gift to get me each year, so perhaps he should be writing this post.  Last year he bought me straighteners and a hair dryer because I was moaning all year that I needed them (Just proves he listens to me sometimes haha).   Gifts all depend on what lady you’re buying them for.  I am going to base this post on sisters, wife, mum, nan.

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Mum/Nan

I find with my mum in particular and Craig’s that they both prefer more sentimental gifts.  The same for both my nan’s. This can be a:

  • Necklace with your birthstone and maybe include your siblings.
  • Jewellery box engraved.
  • Charm for a bracelet.
  • Or depending on their likes, you could create a cute gift basket full of their favourite things.  (This shows effort and again very personal).

Many sites such as Amazon include a lot of personalised gifts, I have previously bought my mum a necklace with mine and my sisters name on.  A Jewellery box the year before engraved.  She has loved every single one because it was personal.


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Girlfriend/Wife

Again something sentimental always works.  Or just something you know she really wants for example:

Personal:

  • Playing cards with 52 reasons why you love her.
  • Photo album with added personal extras, like small paragraphs of how you felt in each picture.  Or funny moments together.
  • Another gift basket full of her favourite things, can also be funny or create a night in box, giving you two some much needed time together.

General gifts:

  • Jewellery
  • If you know her favourite makeup brand go and ask the women who work their for a makeup palette or their best selling product.  This shows more thought than a gift card. (Craig did this for me one year and  I loved that he took the effort to go in to town to look).

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Sister

Now sisters I find more tricky.   I always struggle with mine but I just need to remind myself what does she really like.   For my sister she is a huge fan of Harry potter (Used to be Twilight).  So for her I can buy anything Harry potter and she would love it.  We normally set a spending limit on each other.   For Craig’s sister she is a huge fan of Doctor Who, so last Christmas I bought her a pair of Tardis earrings and a pair of sonic screwdriver earrings.  This can all depend on the age.

  • Charm bracelet with one charm. Or buy one charm if she already has one.
  • Lush bath bomb set, they always do a Christmas gift set.
  • Now for your sister a Gift card is great.


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Gift ideas sent into me by followers:

  • From a tea lover – T2 Tea shop do a variety of tea gift baskets.

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