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Sometimes you can’t have it all, but it can be fun trying.

Synopsis:

Eleonora – Ellie or Nora or Leo, depending on who’s calling her name at the moment – has the exact life she wants. No really, she does. She couldn’t be happier with her job at the bar she owns with her best friend or her fantastic sex life with her boyfriend, Lucas. Or…with her girlfriend Theo. Hey, she never said it wasn’t complicated, just that she couldn’t picture it any other way.

And, that’s not to say that Ellie doesn’t have struggles. Being proudly bisexual and openly polyamarouns, she knows what it’s like to be judged, to be written off immediately by a lot of people. She’s used to it, though. So when Quincy walks into her bar – and then into her bed – she expects just that, a judgment and a fast goodbye. But somehow this gorgeous woman takes Ellie as she is, with all the baggage. And Quincy even wants more.

But Ellie isn’t sure she has the time for more, for another set of feelings to consider. There are only so many hours in a day. Plus, she’s not the only one who has opinions about Quincy. Lucas understands, he’s always been the easygoing one. But Theo is pissed, and her jealousy flames higher and higher, threatening to burn Ellie’s whole life down with it. And she does have a point, she’s known Ellie a hell of a lot longer. So who is Quincy to walk in and take away more time from Theo and Lucas when their schedule had been working so well?

Who is Quincy to Ellie, and is she worth risking everything for? Because that’s just it. If Ellie can’t find a balance, find a way to juggle it all and keep everyone happy, then taking the risk could cost her the loves of her life.

Excerpt:

“And for you, beautiful?” I say to the blonde—a goddamn bombshell—as she sits on the stool in front of me.

The waves in her hair are glossy, like she just came from a photoshoot, and her lips may be even more kissable looking than Lucas’s. 

“What would you recommend?” she asks me, and her voice is like bells ringing in my ears. It’s soft and sweet and as light as the air outside. Not the air in here—it’s heavy and oppressive in here on the best of nights, with scents of dancing bodies and beer spilled on the floor. 

Gross.

But this one, she’s a breath of mint and intrigue through cool clouds.

“Well,” I start. It’s not often on a Tuesday night that anyone takes the time to ask for my advice on what to order. “Tell me first, do you play it safe, or do you prefer to go big?”

She smiles, and I swear I’ve never been more thankful to be standing behind the bar. I don’t think I’d trust myself on the other side—but back here there’s plenty other things to look at, to focus on, rather than her tentative smile. A little crooked.

There’s a fluttering in my chest, and I have to put my palms down on the shining bar for a second, but I cock my head to the side a moment later in what I hope is a distraction from my head rush. 

Her eyes light as she leans forward, her neckline dipping below the horizon of the bar. Not that I’m looking.

I won’t look at her tits. I won’t look. I won’t…

And then I do. 

Damn.

She may be thin, but damn, her chest is perfect. Perky and porcelain with just a hint of body glitter drawing my eyes even lower. Lower, lower, lower.

“I don’t think I’ve ever gone home,” she says, forcing my gaze to snap back up to her honey-colored eyes. Right. Yes. I asked her a question. 

“S-so, big it is,” I stammer. 

Gotta love a book that opens with a sex scene…just saying that I do (sigh).

Maria Ann Green definitely brings the heat in Chasing Risks both in the “bedroom” and out of it. Lucky for us Green displays polyamory from the female point of view with a male and a female lover. Then Green introduces another female lover into the picture which is a nice departure from the usual reverse harem that is flooding the market today. 

Green takes us through the complications of polyamory when communication is not done correctly or when all parties are not truly on board. There are mistakes all around and Green shows this. Chasing Risks is all about taking risks and living the life you want.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

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Meet the Author:

Maria Ann Green    

Maria lives in Minnesota despite the frozen winters. Actually, she prefers snow drifts and icicles over summer and all that sweat running everywhere. She lives with her husband and little family, which includes a couple lazy cats who make great lap warmers. You can usually find her wishing that she lived in a secret cabin in the woods where she could be a hermit reading and writing all of the time. Instead she lives the suburban life where she pretends to her neighbors and the other moms around that she doesn’t swear like a sailor, have hidden tattoos, and love a good glass bottle of wine. She absolutely believes in unicorns and ghosts and hopes vampires and monsters are real too. She’s a coffee-in-the-morning and wine-in-the-evening kind of person, preferably with a nap in between. Maria prefers cats over dogs, books over people, and late nights over early mornings. She probably shouldn’t talk to anyone until she’s had her first cup of coffee. And if you ever want to hang out with her, you’ll have to be game for a horror movie or just a quick run to target for two (hundred) little things. Also, you couldn’t pay her to be in her twenties again; Thirties is where it’s at. She’s a creative, mouthy, introverted, proud bisexual, highly-sensitive INFJ, Slytherpuff, dork with a sweet-tooth.

Maria devours books, reading mostly in bed or listening to audio books in the car. Writing has been one of her passions for pretty much her whole life. So creativity is a necessity for her, always. After working in the mental health field for almost a decade, she’s now living her dream as a stay-at-home writer, kiddo wrangler, professional snuggler, and constantly-tired-person. When it comes to her writing, she specializes in dark and twisted thrillers or gritty, angsty contemporary romances. But no matter the genre, she always prefers writing deeply flawed characters with dysfunctional relationships. She’s pretty sure the whole “unlikable character” thing is a conspiracy because every character she loves have been labeled this way. Ridiculous. And because of this, she’s pretty much found it impossible to write anything without at least a little mayhem.

Maria was once told she painted with her words, and that phrase stuck with her – because writing really is an art, and good stories are true masterpieces. She’s always trying to grow and improve in her craft, shooting for a masterpiece of her own someday. And she plans to write forever because writing gives Maria the ability to disappear into new worlds and create people within twisting plots, all from the comfort of her couch. She will always believe that though not every story is for her, and her stories aren’t for everyone, every story has a reader.

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Publisher: 979-8609280268, 22 May 2020
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Series: Chasing Companion #1
Pages: 223
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Review: Tower of Thorns by Laura Greenwood

Rapunzel learned her prophecy by heart years ago, and now, she plays with fate over the details.

Synopsis:

When she meets a handsome Lord at Grimm Academy, she goes one step further and starts a chain of events which will lead to a bigger betrayal than she ever saw coming.

Welcome to Grimm Academy, where fairy tale characters go to avoid their fate.4

Laura Greenwood takes on Rapunzel’s story in this retelling in Tower of Thorns. I have to admit that Rapunzel kind of reminds me of Ariel from the movie The Little Mermaid as she is such a chatterbox. Then I guess I would be too if I suddenly went from living with just my dower of Mother to an academy full of people (laugh). Rapunzel is just so much fun and full of life. Greenwood gives us such a refreshing take on this tale. I cannot wait to see what happens next at the Academy and in this series.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

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Books in the “Once Upon An Academy” series:

#2 Lilies of Loss is set for release 18 June 2020

#3 Glints of Gold is set for release 12 November 2020

Meet the Author:

Laura Greenwood

Laura is a USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary romance. When she’s not writing, she can be found drinking ridiculous amounts of tea, trying to resist French Macaroons, and watching the Pitch Perfect trilogy for the hundredth time (at least!)4

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Further Details:
Publisher: Drowlgon Press, 16 April 2020
Cover Design: Vampari Designs
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Series: Grimm Academy, Once Upon An Academy #1
Pages: 118
Settings: Grimm Academy
Sex: N/A

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Review Catching A Vampire by Laura Greenwood

Studying at Grimalkin has been Daphne’s dream since she was a little girl.

Synopsis:

With her best friend unable to do the simplest spells, her brother determined to find an old family spell to turn them into cats, and hot dates with a vampire, her hands are full enough. Add to that two other guys trying to get her attention, and a teacher that seems to hate her, and Daphne’s school year isn’t quite going to plan…5

So glad to be back with the gang again!

I do not know how Laura Greenwood does it, but she has made being back at Grimalkin Academy seem fresh in Catching A Vampire. Mind you this series came before the Kitten series which I have already reviewed, but she managed to keep Daphne’s life pretty much a secret in the Kitten series. So here I am back at the Academy and looking at it through the fresh eyes of Heath and Daphne.

I have to say that it is pretty cool. The mystery ahead has been hinted at, but Greenwood is concentrating on the romance between Daphne and Heath in Vampire. Greenwood has given us a couple of villains already and there has to be another that we just cannot see yet. (hehehehe)

I am getting excited. Lucky for me I already have the next book.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Books in the “Grimalkin Academy: Catacombs” series:

#0 Witch Friends Are Forever (See my review on 9 April 2020)

#2 Catching A Wizard

#3 Catching A Warlock

Catching A Vampire was originally part of the Paranormal Academy: Limited Edition

Meet the Author

Laura Greenwood

Laura is a USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary romance. When she’s not writing, she can be found drinking ridiculous amounts of tea, trying to resist French Macaroons, and watching the Pitch Perfect trilogy for the hundredth time (at least!)4

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Further Details:
Publisher: Drowlgon Press, 978-1080798759, 21 September 2019
Cover Design: Vampari Designs
Editor: Gina Writes Words
Narrator: Kate Richardson
Series: Grimalkin Academy: Catacombs #1
Pages: 118
Settings: Grimalkin Academy
Sex: N/A

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Review: Unspeakable A Queer Gothic Anthology

Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.

Synopsis:

Unspeakable features eighteen Gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. Its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. Whether you’re looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, Unspeakable showcases the best contemporary Gothic queer short fiction. Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.

Want to be a Judge?

Once again I let my finger blindly dictate where I would begin this anthology and Laguna and the Engkanto written by Katalina Watt is my first stop. Watt writes a descriptive story about a girl not only exploring her body, but who she might be. While embracing each new discovery, she unwittingly welcomes an unknown into her mist. Then ends up facing a very unexpected discovery. Yeah, let’s just say I was ready to scream with her (laugh). 

Still stunned by Watt, I rolled right into death and marriage in The Moon in the Glass written by Jude Reid. Young love goes slightly wrong or is it right for Charlotte? This story reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode and would make an excellent one. On the same night Charlotte gets married, someone is found dead. What is real? What isn’t? In this historical spooky story, you won’t know until the end.

Reading E. Saxey’s The Ruin was a bit eerie living in a world we are in right now. A man trying to get anyone to believe that his lover wants to destroy the world. Is his lover really a terrorist? A dreamer? Or just a pessimist? You tell me after you read the story.

I was fortunate enough to be part of the Cover Reveal promo team for this book and I fell in love with the cover. I knew without having read anything about the book that I was going to read this book. This is a cover that you buy the hardcover of  the book for. Kudos to Jenni Coutts and Charlie Bramald for such an amazing cover. If you ever produce poster size prints: YES PLEASE!!!

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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Meet the Editor

Celine Frohn 

Celine Frohn is an enthusiastic devourer of books. Originally from the Netherlands, she has now made her home in Sheffield, where she is currently working towards a PhD in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her working experience includes running a book blog for six years, reading slush pile at a romance publisher, proofreading manuscripts for self-published authors, and various other odd-jobs in the cultural sector. She loves fluffy animals and alternative music.

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Further Details:
Publisher: Nyx Publishing, 978-1916366909, 28 February 2020
Cover Illustrator: Jenni Coutts
Cover Designer: Charlie Bramald
Editor: Celine Frohn
Series: N/A
Pages: 238
Settings:
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