Book Tour | Consort of Secrets (#1) by Eva Chase

About The Book:

Title: CONSORT OF SECRETS A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (The Witch's Consorts Book 1)
Author: Eva Chase
Pub. Date: March 8, 2018
Publisher: Ink Spark Press
Pages: 250
Formats: Paperback, eBook

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Every witch knows the rules: 

Stick to your own kind. Never reveal your powers to outsiders. Take a consort from the witching families or kiss your magic good-bye forever. 

For years I've been quiet, obedient Rose Hallowell. I accepted the man my stepmother chose for me. But I never stopped missing my long-ago friends. 

Now we're back on my childhood estate to arrange my marriage. The boys I grew up with? They're still in town—and they haven't forgotten me either. And damn if they haven't grown up well. 

They've got no magic, no place in my life. But they're charming and sweet and infuriatingly hot, and I can't seem to stay away. The more I try to resist, the more secrets I uncover about my family, my betrothal, and everything I thought was true about the witching world. 

I've been lied to. I've been betrayed. So to claim my magic and my happiness, I'll break every rule there is—and then some. 

Don't mess with this witch. Every rose has thorns. 

*Consort of Secrets is the first full-length novel in a steamy reverse harem paranormal romance series. Take a dollop of gothic atmosphere, add a heaping of romantic angst, and mix it up with five enticing young men and a passionate witch just coming into her own.*

My review:

I have to admit that it had been positively ages since the last time I read a reverse harem novel.
And, Consort of Secrets is just the kind of book that if you are even a little bit interested in that genre, your interest is sparked right away. In a major way.

First things first, what amazed me more about this book was the fact that the pages were flowing so easily and quickly, that I ended up devouring it in almost one sitting. It was perfectly written, with the story progressing in just the right pace, and, I might add, seemingly effortlessly by the author.
The combination of a well-thought plot and a great talent in writing, provides amazing results.

Rose is a great heroine, one I definitely enjoyed reading about. She even has as her 'imaginary' best friend, a character from her favorite book. And, believe me, there had been countless times in the past when I would fantasize about being best friends with my favorite heroines, too.
Another interesting trivia was that Rose and I had the exact same age in the start of the novel. 3 months to becoming 25 years old.
It was such an awesome coincidence to be able to identify with so many of Rose's attributes, that it just had to be added to my enthusiasm.

As for what makes the book fall into its genre?
This harem was literally goals, consisting from so many different types of men. From the always helpful and charming Ky to the bad boy Damon, and everyone else in between.
Just like our heroine, I found a hard time not to be mesmerized by each and every one of these boys.
The author did an amazing job in describing all of the romantic interests both physically, but most importantly, emotionally and behavior-wise.

All in all, 5 glorious stars for a read that 
made me feel for the heroine and her harem, 
made me swoon, and most of all, 
made me deeply admire and fan-girl over the author's writing.

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Book 2 CONSORT OF THORNS Available April 25th!

About Eva:
Eva Chase lives in Canada with her family. She loves stories both swoony and supernatural, and strong women and the men who appreciate them. You can visit her online at
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Week One:

3/12/2018- BookHoundsInterview

3/13/2018- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
3/13/2018- Love in a time of FeminismReview

3/14/2018- Daily WaffleExcerpt
3/14/2018- Reading for the Stars and MoonReview

3/15/2018- Angelic Book ReviewsExcerpt
3/15/2018- Savings in SecondsReview

3/16/2018- Smada's Book SmackReview
3/16/2018- Books and BlendsReview

Week Two:

3/19/2018- Writer of WrongsGuest Post
3/19/2018- Myth and Magic Book ClubReview

3/20/2018- Jessabella ReadsReview
3/20/2018- NerdophilesReview

3/21/2018- Book Sniffers AnonymousExcerpt
3/21/2018- Reese's ReviewsReview

3/22/2018- Wonder StruckExcerpt
3/22/2018- Erzabet's EnchantmentsReview

3/23/2018- ParajunkeeReview
3/23/2018- Book-o-CrazeReview

Book Tour | Secrets In Our Scars by Rebecca Trogner

About The Book:
Author: Rebecca Trogner
Pub. Date: February 7, 2018
Publisher: Rebecca Trogner
Pages: 314
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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On a sweltering summer day, Daisy Aldridge knocks on the wrong door. She’s yanked inside. Trapped and pressed against her only means of escape she spirals into a panic. Years ago she suffered an assault. Alone and afraid, she kept it hidden and dealt with the emotional aftermath in her own way.

But this time she’s not alone. She’s helped by a man who seems vaguely familiar. Roy Blackwood is gorgeous, powerful, and controlled. She tells herself she wants nothing to do with him.

Roy sees through her resistance and is determined to unravel the mysteries of Daisy. He promises to find the identity of her birth parents and unveil the person who leaves her anonymous gifts. And most important of all, earn the love and trust of Daisy Aldridge.

About Rebecca:
Rebecca Trogner lives in Virginia with her husband and a passel of adopted pets. Her idea of a good day is copious amounts of coffee, her computer, and no commitments so she can write all day. To find out more about the author visit

My review:

Before I get on with my review, I would like to say just one word... Roy.
That man honestly made me remember why I love my occasional romance novel.

But, first things first.
The story starts with a delivery Daisy is making to a movie set and is nearly assaulted, until Roy heroically saves her.
And, their romance just launches from there.

At some points in the beginning, it seemed to me like Daisy and Roy's romance was almost non-existent, and at some others going almost too fast.
However, that definitely did not stop me from emerging myself into it once it got off.

What I really liked about this book was the fact that not everything was outright given to us.
Instead, Daisy's backstory, her scars and the secrets she was hiding were slowly revealed, making the heroine even more mysterious for us readers, too.
And, this is exactly what made this book stand out to me and make me devour it as quickly as I possibly could.

And, do not get me started about the even more mysterious Roy, whose ways charmed me along with Daisy. Beware though, as Mr Lethal has his own secrets, too...

Anyway, my interest was spiked even more when the quest to find Daisy's parents - as well as its twists and turns - really started.

Another reason I loved this novel was the way it was written. It is so easy to read and smoothly progressing, you just can't resist reading it in one sit.

I do not want to spoil any dark secrets or to ruin the mystery element by saying more, so I will just leave my review here, by saying that I definitely recommend this exquisite novel to fans of New Adult Mysteries, with a - pretty generous - dash of hot romance in it.

All in all, 4 stars for this brand new and utterly hot release, 
with a strong, realistic heroine I loved figuring out along the way.

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2/19/2018- Two Points of InterestReview
2/19/2018- BookHoundsInterview

2/20/2018- Savings in SecondsReview

2/21/2018- The Phantom ParagrapherReview
2/21/2018- Twirling Book PrincessExcerpt

2/22/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland- Review
2/22/2018- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

2/23/2018- F A N N AReview

Week Two:
2/26/2018- Book-o-CrazeReview
2/26/2018- Sincerely Karen JoExcerpt

2/27/2018- Reese's ReviewsReview

2/28/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview
2/28/2018- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

3/1/2018- TheBooktarianExcerpt

3/2/2018- Reading for the Stars and MoonReview

Release Day & Giveaway | 20 Shades of Shifters Anthology

I am so excited that 20 SHADES OF SHIFTERS ANTHOLOGY is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful box set, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card (where Amazon is located), courtesy of author K.L. Bone and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The Book:

Author: Demelza Carlton, Evelyn Lederman, ML Guida, Aidy Award, Carmen Fox, David Adams, Sascha Illyvich, Lynn Best, Lilly Cain, Emma Alisyn, Vonnie Davis, Brenda Trim and Tami Julka, Nina Croft, K.L. Bone, Natalie Jones, Kailin Gow, Moxie North
Pub. Date: February 14, 2018
Publisher: Laudanum House
Pages: 511
Formats: eBook
Find it: Amazon, Goodreads

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20 Shades of Shifter is a limited-edition collection of new and exclusive paranormal romance novels guaranteed to suck in you from page one. 

A shape-shifting dragon must win over his reluctant mate and stop Jack the Ripper. A Fae trucker becomes allies with an MC member when trying to deliver magical motorcycles to the Fae Queen. A wolf shifter is held captive in a human research lab where he is tortured until he meets one sexy scientist. An angel risked it all to steal the elixir of life and save his mortal love’s life and over two millennia later must get her to remember she once loved an angel. These stories and many more are included in this steamy, hot collection. 

Don’t wait to read this set. It is only out for a short time before it will be gone forever! 

Demelza Carlton 
Evelyn Lederman 
ML Guida 
Aidy Award 
Carmen Fox 
David Adams 
Sascha Illyvich 
Lynn Best 
Lilly Cain 
Emma Alisyn 
Vonnie Davis 
Brenda Trim and Tami Julka 
Nina Croft 
K.L. Bone 
Natalie Jones 
Kailin Gow 
Moxie North 

Excerpt from one of the books in the Box Set:
Embracing the Dragon:
The Flames of Kalleen

By: K.L. Bone

Ash fell from the sky, blanketing the charred ground like cascading snow. Amelia stretched out her fingers, finding the burnt residue cool against her pale skin, lacking the heat responsible for the land’s horrific transformation. As she searched the valley for the conflagration’s source, or any living being, toxic particles coated her lungs with each labored breath.

Normally this lush region would have been filled with the merry songs of chittering birds, and the scattering rustle of creatures hidden amid the tall grass. As she walked the field, the only sounds were the crunch of charred vegetation, and her occasional cough as her chest attempted to expel the smoke-laden air.

She scanned the horizon, seeking flames. Gloomy air surrounded her, with smoke so thick she couldn’t even discern the fire’s glow through its suffocating layers.

Amelia pushed forward, drawing shallow breaths as more particles lined her throat, turning coughs to occasional gags as she reached what should have been the forest’s edge. In place of towering trees, she found blackened stumps. Her heart skipped at the sight, her mind rejecting the ruined vision of the land she had loved.

“What happened?” she asked the desolate terrain. “What, by the gods, took place here?”

She had cherished this land with its lush shrubbery, thick enough to hide even her darkest secrets. A place all were once welcomed to enjoy shaded comfort, perfumed by the sweet scent of fresh grass and wildflowers. Now, only cooling embers remained.

When she reached the clearing’s center, a pitiful squeak drew her attention. She knelt, brushing her hand through ash and soot to find a bird chirping meekly between desperate gasps. Gently cradling the suffering creature between her hands, Amelia closed her eyes.

As though anticipating her intentions, the wren remained motionless against her palms, and its labored breathing eased.

Settling her mind upon the bird, soft-blue light emanated from between her fingers, bathing the unremarkable brown feathers in cerulean light. As Amelia’s power drew out the toxins poisoning the delicate creature, it first flapped its wings, and then flew from Amelia’s hands.

“Fly away,” she urged. “The air remains poisonous.”

The bird chirped in thanks before fluttering away, though Amelia was uncertain as to the safety of its chosen direction.

She resumed her survey of the ruined forest, helping a struggling squirrel in the same manner she had the bird. As it scampered away, Amelia stood and attempted to brush the soot from her hands, but only managed to smudge the fine black powder.

Without audible warning, orange flames surged toward her, forcing Amelia to jump to her left, rolling through the fire’s debris, hands and knees stinging as they encountered hidden rocks.

A roar resounded, shattering the unnatural silence as Amelia glanced toward the sky to face a looming figure.

Above, darker than the choking smoke, hovered an immense beast, its wingspan casting a wide shadow over her curled form. The deep purple wings had a feathered appearance, glowing with what appeared to be golden flames, though they did not burn. Instead the menacing creature’s wings fanned hotter, reminding Amelia of a forge fire amplified by a blacksmith’s bellow. From an ebony body, its back feet were hooved, but its front arms had claws similar to a bird’s, while larger talons protruded from the outer tips of both wings. A terrifying creature of utter destruction.

The dragon stared down with glinting silver eyes, glowing nostrils framing the fire within. With each methodical beat of its wings, Amelia’s blonde tresses were alternately tugged and blown back in the wash of hot air.

Fear consumed her, stole her breath, and froze every thought. She briefly considered running, but knew she would never escape the creature’s wrath.

Shakily, Amelia climbed to her feet, her blue eyes wide as she waited for her inevitable fate. The dragon’s jaws opened, flames spilling to engulf the girl below before she could even utter a scream.

Embracing the Dragon Copyright © 2017 by K.L. Bone

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Review | Everless (Untitled series #1) by Sara Holland

Title: Everless
Series: Untitled series #1
Author: Sara Holland
Pub. Date: January 4, 2018
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Pages: 368
Format: Digital arc by NetGalley

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Goodreads Blurb:

Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire - a perfect read for fans of The Red Queen.

In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything - even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.
Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.
There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever ... and possibly the future of time itself.
'Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. An intoxicating blend of blood, secrets, and haunting mythology, Everless gives new and terrifying meaning to the phrase running out of time.' Stephanie Garber, New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of Caraval

My Review:

What an amazing, captivating and completely breathtaking ride this story was!

This book became straightaway my new favorite novel, and for so many good reasons.

✰ The back story and universe? Clever, original, so so close to the truth, with the few powerful abusing that power in the expense of the more, but with a vital twist. They are not just taking their money. They actually steal their years of life through their blood. This is literally the currency of this world, and despite how frightening it sounds to live in such a world, I loved every bit of it!

✰ The heroine? Brave, intelligent, ready to sacrifice herself for her loved ones, even if that means she will get in trouble. Or, worse... One of my favorite protagonists of all time, hands down.

✰ The characters revolving around her? Her father paying the rent (which translates to "giving his blood and his remaining life") behind Jules's back to protect her and not let her give away her years.
Her strong friend, who I suspect has a lot more to give to the story, and I really missed not seeing her for the better part of the book.
Her childhood friends, who inspired strong feelings in me, because I knew something was not right immediately. But, I was very, very, very surprised when I actually found out what was wrong, and I have to admit, I wasn't completely right...

✰ The writing style? Fantastic, smooth and really making me wonder how this could be the author's first novel? We really need more books by you, Ms Holland.

✰ And, my fifth star goes towards all the things I really want to talk about in this book, but I can't, as they will be extreme spoilers. Such as the incredible revelations you would never imagine, the exceptional villain, and all the amazing twists and turns of the story.

All in all, five stars to a book I will definitely read again
(how could I not go back and re-interpret all the shady people's behaviours?),
the amazing start to an extremely promising and captivating new series.

And, - I really can't contain myself, so - five stars to Jules.

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Review | The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

Title: The Cruel Prince
Series: The Folk of the Air #1
Author: Holly Black
Pub. Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Pages: 384
Format: Digital arc by NetGalley

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Goodreads blurb:

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

My Review:

An interesting read, full of action, a brave (maybe even too brave for her own good) protagonist and even YA politics.

I want to be honest in saying that I didn't get hooked by this book from the beginning. It actually started to make me unable to put it down around 2/3 of the way, which I thought to be considerably late.
That's when all the plot twists and scheming escalated, and when the real action began.
That's when I started appreciating the heroine, too.

That is the reason why I am giving this book 3 stars.

It was a good read, but its pace during the first half of the book was too quick, with too many back stories interrupting the narrative's flow, and scenes taking place so quickly sometimes, that it was hard for me to really connect with the heroine.
A heroine who I found a little reckless, more than brave, most of the time during this period.

I understand that the story had to be built, and the author wanted to get that quickly out of the way so that the action started, but it could have happened a lot more smoothly, in my opinion.

Maybe I am just not used to this writing style.
Nonetheless, I will probably read the sequel, because I would like to keep up with the story's progression.

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