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Book Review: Releasing the Demons

Releasing the DemonsBlaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet. 

Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all-he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.


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Blaze Knight:

A tall, 250 pound tattoo’d hybrid who vows to not let the Leech inside of him kill anyone else.
Blaze was a science experiment which made him half human and half vampire, therefor creating a hybrid, however, Blaze is not a normal Vampire, aside from having his human side.  Blaze can control fire that’s his “Superpower”, he helps clean up the mess that vampires leave behind at night, and saves as many people threatened by vampires on his journey.
His vow is to finally destroy Cyrus who subjected him to the worst 7 months of his life, brutally tortured and forced to become the leech he has inside, by killing humans that were thrown at him in captivity.

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Valerie Medeiros 

Valerie is a strong independent woman who works for New York’s police department as a detective.
She spends all her time fighting what humans fear in the dead of night, Vampires, along with her partner Deron Williams.
Valerie is working what she feels is a normal case of a woman killed by a vampire, however on seeing the crime scene the young woman was burned.
She focuses mainly on work, however is blown away when she is forced to meet Blaze.
Valerie suffered a great loss when she was 10, her 8 year old sister left the house in the middle of the night, and died in the hands of a vampire.  Valerie had to watch her mum go crazy while her dad then suffered from lung cancer and died.  If that wasn’t enough her mum’s psychosis made her violent, aggressive which led to Valerie admitting her mum to a home where she soon passed away.

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Overall

Valerie and Blaze meet under unwanted circumstances.  
Valerie believes Blaze is the main suspect in her murder case where a young woman was killed by a Vampire however went up into flames.
Blaze is released by his brother Rome, Rome a hybrid can wipe and read the minds of everyone in the precinct, he ensures everyone forgets Blaze was there and places a false file in place.
Valerie is furious and ends up having to take leave from the force as her boss thinks the job has finally got to her, and encourages a break.  After all we would look crazy if we started shouting at everyone for forgetting what just happened.

Valerie takes the case into her own hands however, she meets Blaze on the journey again, he explains everything about his day job but keeps his tortured past to himself.
They’re both subjected to violence and forced to face more than they can handle.
Whilst finding they want more from each other than they first thought.

I loved this book, took me a while to get into due to my workload however, I loved the mixture of Romance, Fantasy, Action and Forensics.
L.D Rose perfectly captured everything you could ever want in a book in Releasing the Demons. 
I was left wanting more and cannot wait to read the second book in the series.
I really enjoyed how Valerie becomes the hero of the book instead of the male lead which tends to happen in other books I read.


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Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear–

Love.

*First Place Winner of The Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards for Paranormal Horror!*

Exposed by Jessica Love. Book review + Interview.

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Hello everybody I hope you want to read this book by the end of this review/interview.  I have done a tiny section on the book because there is so much that I could give away and the blurb sums it all up in one.  The interview is very in depth and Jessica doesn’t hold anything back.  As a disclaimer I wasn’t approached by Jessica herself, I was approached by Gemelli press to be a part of the blog tour and offer my honest opinion.


“Exposed” is a short, erotic suspense novel. After her husband suggests visiting a club where public sex and the erotic are common, Jessica explores sex with strangers in sex clubs where menage and other erotica taboos are acceptable behavior.

But there is more to Jessica than just sex. After she defends in court a girl accused of importing drugs, Jessica becomes the target of someone who wants her dead.
Eventually, the themes of this contemporary suspense, romance and sex novel come together when Jessica learns who she really is, finds her attackers and gets her revenge. “Exposed” describes how Jessica became the directing force of her own life, how she leaves condemnation behind, and separates sex and romance.

You don’t think we’ve met? We have, more than once. I sat next to you once at the airport, and you asked me what time it was. I hoped you wanted to strike up a conversation. We sat at tables next to each other at that coffee shop on the corner, where the atmosphere and coffee both have character.

Remember when I caught you staring at me when I came out of the courthouse? Or was it the exquisite old building where I practice law? You were embarrassed, but I didn’t mind at all. In fact, you made me smile.

Maybe we met at one of the “special clubs” I enjoy in Seattle, or Portland, or Vancouver or San Francisco, Denver, or Las Vegas. You know, clubs where clothing is optional and anything goes, with friends or with strangers. I admit I like that, but “no” always means “NO.”

I’ve been told I am as cold as the Antarctic, or as hot as a black sand beach in the Caribbean; it’s said I am either indifferent, or too passionately engaged. These are labels and don’t really matter to me anymore. I’ve been called a slut, a force, a lawyer, a nymphomaniac. You decide which one was the insult if you’d like, I don’t really care.

This book is about who I am and why I’m that way. I describe a few events in a story you will think explains everything. It does not, but will give you an idea of how I grew up, how I discovered sex, what I like about men and what I don’t, how close I came to being murdered and how that led to my discovery of who I really am.


This book was amazing I was hooked from the beginning, I love how Jessica left nothing untold and literally tells you every personal detail from the beginning.
There is nothing bad I can say about this book, it was well written, and better than an autobiography as it misses out all the boring parts, and skips right to the good bits.
I feel by the end of the book I now know Jessica on such a personal level, I feel that there is so much I could ask if I met Jessica in America.  I think I know more about her then my friends, that is how much detail she gave in this book.
And wow it has been completed at such a high standard,  I wish there was more to read, that would be the only downside because now I know it isn’t a ‘story’ but real life therefore there really isn’t going to be sequels.

“This is my life.  We make choices, we live with them”  (Jessica’s Grandmother).

This book is amazing, to the point, real, and to finish it off full of revenge.  But of course Jessica can tell the rest.


My Interview.

  1. Why did you want to be an author?

That’s a tricky question, Hannah. Actually, I didn’t.

Some of my friends make a distinction between being an author and being a writer. I tend not to look at myself as a “role,” but instead, view myself “in action.” So the truest answer I can give you is that I didn’t want to “be” an author: I want to write. It is the writing, the act of creating, that gives me the greatest satisfaction. There are many things about being an author that do not give me satisfaction, usually those that take time away from what I do love, creating fiction. (I enjoy answering your questions though, because they make me think and connect me with interesting people.)

  1. What inspired you to write this book?

I enjoy sensually and, at first, I thought I’d share some fun with it. But then something happened: the book became very different from what I first intended. Other writers know exactly what I mean. Some characters changed the plot, others made stupid mistakes and faded from view, events unfolded that I swear were not from my imagination but appeared on pages I created. Then there was my grandmother. I didn’t know until I’d written much of the book just how deeply she had molded my character. I wanted to share her strength, her words. In a very basic way, her message to me, encapsulated in the phrase “Everything changes… ” was the beginning point. I just didn’t know it at the time.

  1. Has it been a struggle to become an author?

Hard, awful, demoralizing, exhausting and absolutely wonderful. I imagine it’s the same being consumed by any passion, be it dance or opening a new taco stand. The things we love are often the most difficult and the most rewarding. Some of us can’t do anything else.

  1. Will there be a second book and if so what will the title be?

Yes. I am at work on “Crosscurrents,” also set in the Seattle / San Juan area. The book is mapped, several chapters are written, and I am pretty excited to see what it will create itself to be.

  1. How long did it take you to write this book?

Another tricky question. What do mean “write?”

Exposed took a little less than a year to complete, from the time I first had the idea until it was available at booksellers. The first draft took much less than that. But then there was the second draft, and then the third, then picking the cover, then proofing, then editing then … you get the idea.

Is there is anything else you have to say?

The are two sides to this relationship: writers and readers.  I wouldn’t do this if every manuscript went into the bottom drawer of my desk, never to be seen again, even though this is the activity (almost) that gives me the most pleasure in life. But would I write the same sentence over 10 of 15 times to get it just right if I didn’t think someone was going to go, “Wow, that was nice,”  or, “Hmmm, that makes me think.” This sounds a bit narcissistic, but it’s not. If I were one to say “Look at me, I’m an AUTHOR,” then it would be. But saying, “Here, look at this flower I grew, do you like it?” is not. Take away: writers NEED readers. It’a a relationship.


For more book reviews on Exposed, please check out fellow bloggers:

1/26 – Clair Reads: http://clairreads.blogspot.com/ ; Reading Keeps Me Sane: http://readingkeepmesane.blogspot.com/

1/27 Feminist Reflections: http://www.feministreflections.com/ ; Lady A, Literature Junkie Extraordinaire:http://www.ladyaliteraturejunkieextraordinaire.blogspot.com/

1/28 – Country Gals Sexy Reads: http://www.countrygalssexyreads.wordpress.com/

1/29 – Chapter 5 Books Blog: http://chapterfive.wix.com/chapter5 ; Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian:http://barbarianlibrarian1.blogspot.com/

1/30 – Up All Night Book Blog: http://upallnightbookblog.com/ ;

I hope you all enjoyed a small insight into the book as well as getting to know the author on a more personal level.

Hannah

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Fantasy erotic book series : Guildhunter series.

Hello everyone, I love talking about the books that I have read however I am struggling to find the time to read my books at the moment, so today I thought I would suggest 3 books to you which are a series by an author called Nalini Singh.

Angels blood:

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible. 

Because this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad. 

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.

Archangels Kiss:

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colors of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight. Her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel, Raphael, is used to being in control—especially when it comes to the woman he considers his own. But Elena has never done well with authority.

They’ve barely begun to understand each other when Raphael receives an invitation to a ball from the archangel, Lijuan. To refuse would be a sign of fatal weakness, so Raphael must ready Elena for the flight to Beijing—and to the nightmare that awaits them there. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan holds a power that lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.

Archangels Consort:

Nalini Singh steps back into the shadows of her heartbreakingly original world where angels rule, vampires serve, and the innocent can pay the greatest price of all …Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil …A vampire has attacked a girls’ school – the assault one of sheer, vicious madness – and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear. An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed …

Now if you are looking for an erotic book but you love the fantasy twist with vampires, angels, action and love! Then these three books are definitely for you…..

These books include vampires, angels, hunters and more.  Whilst being based in Newyork.
There are more books in the series however these three books are about the same two characters and follows an Archangel in charge of New york, and a female Guild hunter who hunts vampires who have escaped from their angel lords.

Let me tell you now I have been so hooked on these books I read them in one week last year, they are that good!
In these books there are very hot and sexual  scenes 😉 as well as the best romance story which is forbidden, dangerous and steamy.

I hope this gave you all an inside look.

Please read my bookshelf from goodreads which is in my right hand bar, where all the books I have read are shown.

Leave your comments below and enjoy your week.

Love Hannah