❤You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone❤ Rachel Lynn Solomon @rlynn_solomon

30339479Book Name: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, YA
Number of Pages: 384
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publishing Date: January 2, 2018
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
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Adina and Tovah Seigel are fraternal twins about to turn eighteen years old. Eighteen is supposed to be a lucky number in Hebrew, but to the twins the number eighteen is anything but lucky. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Turning eighteen means they can now take the genetic test to find out if either one of them inherited their mother’s gene for Huntington’s Disease. When one sister’s test comes back positive and the other sister negative, it impacts their lives in different ways.

Adina and Tovah do not have the best of relationships. At one time they were very close, but they had a falling out. Now, with the test results they both try to put the past behind them and start anew. They both have a lot of issues they need to work through and their relationship is shaky at best. Like all sibling relationships, there will always be arguments and times where you will not get along. You can see that with Adina and Tovah. I can see that with my own sisters. We fight and make up and fight and make up again. Adina and Tovah’s relationship is realistically portrayed. Are they both likeable? Yes and no. They were both flawed and complex characters. They both have moments where you either love or hate what they are doing.

Outside influences also made me see the sisters in a different light. Adina is in love with her viola tutor who is a few years older than her whereas, Tovah likes a boy from her school. The boy/girl relationship dynamic between the two sisters was so different. Adina is the siren and she uses her looks to get what she wants. Although realistic, it really made me feel sorry for Adina that she had to use her looks and sexuality to get the guy that she wants. Tovah, on the other hand, is inexperienced and never had a boyfriend. She is uncomfortable in her own skin and dresses the part to hide her body. In this instance, I felt I could relate more with Tovah as she seemed the more down to earth sister. Both relationships were so different and one of them even toxic.

Since the genetic test results have come in both sisters have to come to terms for what this means and how it is going to impact both of their lives. The both see what their mother is going through and as a whole how it is impacting their family. Huntington’s Disease is a genetic disease that affects the brain’s neurons. Symptoms usually occur in your forties and fifties, but can occur even earlier. Imagine living with this fear of not knowing when your own body and mind will betray you….of not being able to function…of dropping things, having mood swings, stumbling and eventually not even being able to take care of yourself. I can only imagine what that would feel like to know in ten or twenty years or maybe even sooner my life is going to change and not for the better. You can see the turmoil both Adina and Tovah experience because of these results. How guilty one must feel to know their sibling was not spared. How their life is going to continue while their sibling worries about every time they drop a plate or stumble and if it a sign of early symptoms progressing.

There is one aspect that I really loved that the author, Rachel Lynn Solomon, took a huge risk on and that is thoughts of suicide. Honestly, it was beautifully done and so real. I am so glad the thought of suicide was not left out because it is an emotion some people think about especially when they are sick or know they are going to die. It is a really hot topic and not everyone will agree with the right to die. Personally, I would never want to be a burden to my family and if I had a disease like Huntington’s at some point I would hope my state had the option for assisted suicide. I think you should be able to live your life the way you want to and be able to die on your own terms. Again, this is just my opinion. I accept that not everyone will agree with me. I also know this topic can be a trigger for some. So, this is the only warning I have for this story. Just know, it is realistically portrayed.

Religion is also at the forefront of the story. They are both immersed into their culture, being of Israeli background. Faith is an underlying current throughout their story. I felt that I learned quite a bit about being Jewish without it being shoved down my throat. You also see how both Adina and Tovah practice or not practice their faith in Judaism. Both sisters have different views on religion and how they want to live their life devoted or not so devoted to God. How they both relate to their Jewish Identity was just fascinating.

I am so surprised that I’LL MISS YOU WHEN I AM GONE is a debut novel. It just feels like Rachel Lynn Solomon has all these great books behind her and she knows how awesome she is as a writer. I mean she is a fantastic writer regardless, but for a debut novel to be this great, to pull you right into the story and make you fall in love with all of the characters and to take on such a heavy and emotional heart wrenching topic is nothing more than phenomenal. What an outstanding debut! I can not praise this story enough. I am really looking forward for more books/stories from this author.


❤Release Blitz❤ The Devil Inside – Jane Hinchey @JaneHinchey


God is missing…

And Heaven is dying.

And if that weren’t bad enough, I’m in a showdown with my brothers. I don’t care if they’re family—they pissed off the wrong sister. Those Arch Angels are going to pay the price for getting my lover, Levi Forrester dragged into another dimension by a vicious soul stealer.

Retrieving Levi won’t be easy, but I’m Hellbent on taking back what’s mine.  After all, when you play with fire, you’re going to get burned.

Now, with God disappearing, lost souls multiplying, and a new threat on the loose, it’s up to me to make things right.

I’m Lucy, the CEO of Hell, and come Hell or high water, I will get my way.

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jane-hincheyAussie Author Jane Hinchey writes sexy, snarky, badass, paranormal romances and urban fantasy novels.

Living in the City of Churches (aka Adelaide, South Australia) with her man, two cats, and turtle, she spends her days writing fantastical stories full of dark sexy vampires, hot shifters, sexy aliens, jaw dropping demons, sinful angels, and magical witches – and while they can be snarky and swear a lot, they mean well and you’ll grow to love them. Honestly.

When she’s not in her writing cave she’s usually playing the Sims, Civilizations or something similar, binge watching Netflix or upping the ante in the crazy cat lady stakes. She loves to hear from her readers, so swing on by her website at http://www.janehinchey.com and say hi.

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❤Review❤ The Wolves of Winter – Tyrell Johnson @tjohnso14

32920273Book Name: The Wolves of Winter
Author: Tyrell Johnson
Series: Standalone
Genre: Post Apocalyptic
Number of Pages: 320 Pages
Publisher: Scribner
Publishing Date: January 2, 2018
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

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THE WOLVES OF WINTER is set in a post apocalyptic future after the world collapses. The wars throughout the years have destroyed the very foundation our world was built on. Nuclear bombs wiped out entire cities leaving death and destruction in its wake. The future of the world looked very bleak. Once the flu epidemic hit, it caused major death and destruction across the world. People either died or they fled trying to stay one step ahead of getting sick. The flu was on such a grand scale, nothing of the likes have ever been seen before. It was very rare that someone survived once the flu hit their system.

The story starts off seven years after it all started. Gwendolynn McBride, or Lynn, as she likes to be called is living in the Canadian Yukon Valley with her mother, uncle, brother, and a family friend. Life has been hard, but they make due with the provisions the earth has provided for them and what little they carried on their pack animals when they fled Eagle, Alaska when the flu epidemic hit their isolated town. Lynn’s father, once a vibrant man, succumbed to the flu prior to when they fled.

Lynn was very much a daddy’s girl and often reflects back on the times she had shared with her dad. He taught her how to survive and how to live and to let nothing ever stand in her way. Lynn still carries around and reads a collection of poems by Walt Whitman. A book her father had once given her. In a way, reading the poems helps her stay connected to her dad. He was the only constant left in the world that has any significance to her.

Lynn is only twenty-three years old, but seems so much older considering what she has been through in such a short life span. She is a hunter, often going out alone in the wild to bring home food for her family. While she may not be content, she does what she has to do in order to survive. Lynn often thinks about leaving and exploring the world and the cities, finding other survivors and seeing what is left out there. While out one morning she has a chance encounter with a stranger, Jax. He brings something new to the table and a thirst to see what else is out there. Will Jax bring with him a whole new host of problems to their tiny little community or will he help open Lynn’s eyes to a world and a future that she is destined to become a part of?

THE WOLVES OF WINTER offers its readers a glimpse into the future of what could actually happen in our world. It is done in such a realistic way that makes you really step back and ask yourself, “Could this really happen?” What if nuclear bombs did destroy the world and life as we knew it ended? The realism of the story is phenomenally done. There is a scattering of science fiction thrown in, but again, done in such a way that is believable and really enhanced the story.

Lynn could not be any more of a perfect character and as the story progresses you can really see her growth and potential. She learns a lot about herself and grows as a strong capable woman ready to tackle the world. I really loved how Lynn grew into her character. Sure, she was a bad ass crossbow wielding hunter, but she was also human, with human traits such as fear, fear of the unknown. Little by little she goes through a metamorphosis before our eyes, learning more about herself along the way. She is a remarkable heroine that stands out and one that you will not easily forget.

The atmosphere in the story really made you feel as if you were right there. Snow crunching under your feet, the bitter cold chilling you to the bone. Winter was harsh and never changing the one constant that could always be counted on. Time moved on as the seasons blended into each other. Calendars and times were a thing of the past. You relied on nature and the weather to predict your seasons. The angle of the sun to predict time. It’s like living life completely off the grid and completely removed from people and the outside world. All you have is what is right in front of you and all you could rely on was staring at you right in the face. You learn to adapt and to survive. In this kind of environment, you had to.

THE WOLVES OF WINTER is a gripping and thought provoking story that will leave such a huge impact on you, especially with the way the world is going right now. Tyrell Johnson created a fictional world that almost feels too real and too believable. The words just flow through the pages in an almost poetic sense. Kudos to Mr Johnson for a remarkable and standout debut novel. I would really love a sequel and I think many readers will feel the same way. I cannot wait to see what comes next and I can honestly say that this story will be one of my top reads of the year.

❤Blog Tour❤ My Sweet Friend – H.A. Leuschel @HALeuschel @shanannigans81

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction

A stand-alone novella from the author of Manipulated Lives

A perfect friend … or a perfect impostor?

Alexa is an energetic and charismatic professional and the new member of a Parisian PR company where she quickly befriends her colleagues Rosie and Jack. She brings a much-needed breath of fresh air into the office and ambitiously throws herself into her new job and friendships.

But is Alexa all she claims to be?

As her life intertwines with Rosie and Jack’s, they must all decide what separates truth from fiction. Will the stories that unfold unite or divide them? Can first impressions ever be trusted?

In this original novella, H.A. Leuschel evokes the powerful hold of appearances and what a person is prepared to do to keep up the facade. If you like thought-provoking and compelling reads with intriguing characters, My Sweet Friend is for you.


Lying is a symptom shared by the most convincing, cunning and ruthless individuals such as psychopaths and narcissistic manipulators. They have an invincible sense of self-importance and an addictive urge to project an image of power and perfection at all cost which are fuelled by the rewarding tools of charm, diversion and … clever deception.

Like anything in life, whether the skill is morally laudable or not, skills require training, effort and hard work. The danger lies in the brain progressively adapting to the dishonest behaviour and the longer the lies, the harder it would seem to be able to change the conditioning of one’s sensitivity to telling the truth. The truth and nothing but the truth or at the very least the intention to do so most of the time therefore appears to be a basic requirement for any interpersonal trust.

In my new stand-alone novella, I explore the idea that when crossing the line between truth or lie too often, it becomes a curse the person is eventually unable to shed … (H.A. Leuschel)

My Review:

I have heard such great things recently about H.A. Leuschel that I could not wait to sink my teeth into her newest story/novella MY SWEET FRIEND. I can now see why there is such a huge buzz surrounding this author. H.A. Leuschel has a way with words and knows how to captivate her audience.

Alexa is the newest account manager for a local firm in Paris. She quickly inserts herself in the lives of her co-workers, playing on each of their weaknesses and manipulating them into doing what she wants them to do. Alexa has taken a particular interest in Rosie, a very sweet girl who has her own personal demons. With a little bit of encouragement, Rosie opens up to Alexa, feeling as if she has made a close and dear friend. Rosie looks for the good in people never realizing that Alexa is cold, calculated and cunning. Rosie values their friendship even though at times Alexa can act a bit irrational.

Rosie is not the only one Alexa targets. She also has her eyes on Jack, another co-worker in the office. A man that Rosie has a crush on. Alexa seduces him and manipulates the situation to her advantage. Alexa knows what she is doing and she only plays by her rules. She starts planting seeds of doubt in jack’s mind about Rosie.

When accounts start going wrong in the office, files start going missing, and everything starts not looking on the up and up, will Alexa be able to keep up her charade or will her manipulations and lies suddenly catch up with her?

MY SWEET FRIEND is told in first person which I absolutely loved as it really let the reader in on the inner workings of Alexa’s mind. Yes, she was a master manipulator, but at certain times you can almost feel sorry for her. H.A. Leuschel injects these little points into the story that really makes you wonder why Alexa might be the way she is. Honestly, it was brilliantly done. I really wish I could learn more about Alexa and her background in a longer story. She is a fascinating character. One that you know you will have a love/hate relationship with. I highly recommend grabbing a copy of this novella, not only for the beautifully written story but for the masterful writing of H.A. Leuschel. She is an author NOT to be missed.



I was brushing my teeth the next morning when Alexa called, crying over another nasty phone call from her ex. I was running late as it was but was unable to stop her barrage of insults against a man I didn’t even know the name of.

‘He’s driving me absolutely insane. I’ve really had enough,’ I heard her shout, the heels of her shoes clicking on the pavement. She was clearly on her way to work while I was only slipping my feet into my shoes. It had been her second frantic call that morning.

‘Listen. Alexa, calm down. I understand you’re upset but I’ll be late if you don’t stop.’

‘I’m there for you when you need me but when I’m the one in need for once, you fob me off. Great, really nice, thanks.’ She hung up, leaving me in an angry sweat. I was her polar opposite – organized and calm – but lately I felt out of kilter myself. I’d missed out on seeing my mum because, for one reason or another, Alexa managed to ambush my attention.

When I eventually rushed through the office door, Alexa was looking up at me indifferently, in deep conversation with Jack, who tapped his watch with pursed lips and raised eyebrows. I lowered my eyes, my stomach heaving with repressed fury. Alexa had crawled under my skin yet I couldn’t pinpoint exactly why and how it had all come about.

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Helene Andrea Leuschel grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches yoga.

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❤Review❤ Goodbye, Good Girl – Renee Blossom @Rblossom0

35619348Book Name: Goodbye, Good Girl
Author: Renee Blossom
Series: Standalone
Genre: New Adult
Number of Pages: 316 Pages
Publisher: Revolve
Publishing Date: October 3, 2017
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Kandace Santellan life is not an easy one. Her mother is addicted to opioids following a major car accident and Kandace is tasked with taking care of her unwell mother and her two younger sisters. Her dad has not been around for the past two years due to his job, which Kandace does not fully understand. Right now, she is the glue holding her family together. She scrimps and saves every last penny, not earning nearly enough as a professional pole dance instructor, in order to take care of her family. All her friends have moved on to college, something that is not attainable for her at this time.

Kandace is really missing her father and she does not understand why he can’t be there for her and the family during their time of need. Sure, he sends home money when he can, but it is never enough. His job is clouded in secrecy and she does not even know where he is living. Things take a turn for the worst when a strange man packing a weapon shows up at her front door demanding information on her father’s whereabouts. Fearing for her family and for her father, she packs up her sisters and sends them to stay with her aunt Vivian, her mother’s sister, while she takes a road trip with her boyfriend trying to get to California to find her father. Kandace feels she is the only one who can help him.

Too bad her boyfriend gets called back home and Candace refuses to leave after their ten hour journey from Pittsburgh. In St Louis, not sure what the next move should be, Kandace winds up being targeted by April, a local pole dance stripper. Life suddenly takes a turn for Kandace and not in a good way or is it? Will Kandace make it out before it is too late? Or will she find herself and accept who she has become?

Kandace is only eighteen years old, and even though she lives in Pittsburgh, she is still very much a small town girl. Even though she has to act grown, she is still a young teenager trying to find her place in this world. You can see how much family is important to her and while she tries her best, she hasn’t really had time for herself to be a teenager or to learn about life in general. In some ways you can see just how naive she is especially once she meets April. For the first time, Kandace has freedom. Freedom from the responsibilities of taking care of a family and caring for her younger siblings. I think a lot of teens go through this especially if their home life is not perfect or they come from a one parent household where they don’t necessarily have the supervision or the help in making right or wrong choices.

I really felt bad at first for Kandace and felt that in a way she was targeted for her innocence and her vulnerability. Left alone in a city with no one to turn to, the glamour of making money, more money than ever thought possible held an appeal to Kandace. She IS a good girl. Is she doing bad things? I guess its left up to your interpretation. Stripping has such a huge stigma attached to it and in this day and age it is still frowned upon and girls are looked down at when their job is deemed by most of society as legalized prostitution. One thing that I was not comfortable with was Kandace’s easy acceptance on taking ecstasy especially after she wanted her mother battle through an addiction. Does it happen in strip clubs? I am sure more so than anyone would like to admit. But, it can also happen at any job.

Renee Blossom, author GOODBYE, GOOD GIRL, did a fantastic job of showing the other side of stripping and consequences with family members who do not necessarily agree with the job choice of a loved one. She really metamorphosizes Kandace from a good girl, a young, vulnerable teen, to someone else entirely – more of an adult, able to finally accept herself and make it out on her own. There are a lot of life lessons throughout this novel and I commend the author for shining a light on stripping and not making it overly one sided. She shows both sides of the coin, such as, the money aspect and the longevity of this type of career choice. I, for one, would never tell someone would they should or should not do with their life as long as they are making an honest living and are safe. I really recommend picking up a copy of this story, leave the judgement at the door, and journey along with Kandace as she finds her way in the world.

❤Review❤ My Scot, My Surrender Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan @AmalieHoward

37088409Book Name: My Scot, My Surrender
Author: Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan
Series: Lords of Essex #4
Genre: Historical Romance
Number of Pages: 402 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Publishing Date: January 29, 2018
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
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Brandt Montgomery, a stable master in England, could not believe his fortune when he comes upon the most prized possession at a horse auction. Lochland Toss was just the horse he wants and needs for his stables. Unlucky for him though, the horse was not on the market and the horse’s owner was none other then the Beast of Maclaren. A mere and mighty woman who right at that moment was wielding a sword and fighting a Scot. Determined to finally get the horse he he has been dreaming over, he makes his way over to confront the Beast of Maclaren.

The Beast of Maclaren is none other than Sorcha Maclaren. She received her name due to the scars on her face and body from a mother wolf who was protecting her young. Although, she hates the name, she has come to accept that no one will really see her as a woman underneath all of the horrible scars. Forced to marry a man she does not want, she does the only thing available to her to try to put an end to her up and coming wedding. She grabs and kisses Brandt Montgomery hoping her betrothed with break off the engagement. Too bad it backfires and she soon finds herself married to Brandt.

What started out as a mean to an end, Brandt agrees to a marriage in name only with the added benefit of getting Lochland Toss at the end of the duration. This sets off a road romance between the two while he tries to safely deliver her to another clan that can protect her from her betrothed who is hell bent on getting Sorcha back.

I have to say I really loved Sorcha Maclaren. She was a fiercely strong woman during her time period and even though she was called the beast in a way she was a beast, but in a good way. She was a strong fighter and is not a simpering miss to be taken lightly. She hates putting Brandt in this situation knowing full well her betrothed, a well and truly even villain, will be coming after the both of them.

Brandt Montgomery has his own past and issues he is dealing with. He was abandoned by his mother and lived with his father. He hated the Scots, especially since his mother is a Scot. He doesn’t feel as if he is good enough for Sorcha considering he was not titled and she was a Duke’s daughter. During their road trip they get to know one another and along the way other secrets emerge that can threaten the both of them. Can their love survive all the dangers around them?

While I loved the plot, I felt it was a little too long and could have been wrapped up about three quarters into the story. It in no way detracted from my enjoyment though as I really came to care for both Sorcha and Brandt and really wanted their HEA through all of the turmoil they both faced.

MY SCOT, MY SURRENDER is the forth book in the Lords of Essex series and it can be read as a standalone. Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan make for a fantastic duo writing team and they both draw you right into the story with their lush imagery and prose. My only wish is that this was not the last book in the series as I would have loved to see a story on one of Sorcha’s brothers, especially Ronan. If you love Historical Romance novels then you do not want to miss this story.

❤Book Blitz❤ The Shadow Girl – Misty Mount @MistyAMount @shanannigans81

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Genre: YA/ Fantasy/ Coming of Age

Publication Date: December 28, 2017


Shy, thirteen-year- old Zylia has always known she was different. Most teenagers feel unnoticed
and unseen, but for Zylia, it’s something much worse. She’s disappearing from this world and
doesn’t know how to stop it. At times, she’s not sure she wants to. Until she stumbles across a
family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During
her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the
“in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between”

My Review:

Have you ever felt invisible like you didn’t belong? You watch life unfold on the sidelines never really feeling you are a part of it.

This is how Zylia Moss feels. She is only 13 years old and for most of her life she feels as if she is living in the shadows watching her family from afar. Zylia does not feel like she belongs anywhere. Even in school, Zylia feels alone. She does not have any friends and no one ever seems to see her. Zylia’s only solace is her younger sister Ivy. Ivy is the only one who takes an interest in Zylia and sees her for who she is. While she appreciates and loves Ivy, Zylia is still afraid that one day she will slip into the shadows and disappear forever. Life takes an unexpected turn though for Zylia. Her grandmother has dementia and keeps referring to Zylia as Angelica. Angelica is her great aunt who disappeared long ago right around the same age as Zylia. With a new found goal, Zylia looks into finding out the reason behind Angelica’s disappearance, hoping she did not wind up like her great aunt lost in the shadows never to be seen or heard from again.

THE SHADOW GIRL is such a wonderful and gripping story that pulls you right in from the beginning. I couldn’t help but to feel sorry for Zylia and found myself relating just a bit to how she felt. Many times I have felt invisible or have tried to make myself invisible. I am not the center of attention type and often found myself standing in the shadows during family events or even while out with friends. I also think that for most girls on the cusp of adulthood often feel as if they don’t belong one time or another. It is a big part of life especially since your life is changing.

Although this is a young adult novel, I feel that anyone at any age can pick up this story and lose yourself in the writing. Misty Mount knows how to grab your attention and never let go until the final word has been read. She is a talented writer who gives feeling to each of her characters and makes them extremely relatable and even lovable. There is a touch of fantasy weaved throughout the pages and I found it to be originally told and a welcome added addition to the story.

All in all, I found this story to be absolutely perfect for anyone of any age. If you have not picked up a copy of THE SHADOW GIRL do so now. I highly recommend it be added to your reading list.


Quotes from “The Shadow Girl”


“I have always known that I am invisible—I had no idea that eventually I would
fade away completely.”

 “Blackness. Nothingness. It was in the shape of a giant, hazy
shadow, enveloping me, swallowing me, and digesting me into the unknown. It was my biggest
fear and my ultimate fate.”

 “As the freezing rain hit me, I could feel the
stares…smoldering on my skin. I longed for invisibility. At times like this, the very curse that
plagued me was also my protection.”

 “…in school I felt more undetectable than ever. I walked
through the crowded hallways like a human pinball, careening off one person and bouncing into

 About the Author


Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. By day she’s a
caregiver, wife and mother to a young son but during the quiet hours of night she becomes a
novelist. She resides in Wichita, Kansas.



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