Saturday, November 21, 2015

Reviewing Born of Defiance by Sherilyn Kenyon

Born of Defiance (The League #9) by Sherilyn Kenyon 4*
BLURB: Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be.
But when his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right.
Now, he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he’s ever known to stand up to tyranny. It’s a gamble that will either save his life or end it. And when old enemies align with new ones, it’s more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his homeworld that will end should he fail.

My Review I really enjoy Sherrilyn's League series and looked forward to reading this one (I had it on pre order for months). So, because of other life stuff happening, I didn't actually open it until yesterday. That wouldn't have mattered if I hadn't done so quite late at night. Big Mistake as I ended up reading it in one sitting because it was so riveting and I was still up at 2 in the morning. I loved Taylin and felt so sorry for him and all that he had to endure even though I was expecting it to be like that*. But on with my opinion of the story. Well the bad guys were evil enough to make me want to spit and the heroine was truly feisty making me adore her almost as much as I did Taylin. the story itself actually runs alongside the earlier books in it's timeline and once I realised that I enjoyed it more. It was interesting seeing the same things happen from a different perspective, especially as they were mostly kept in the background of the story being told. I highly recommend this to any League fans or anyone who enjoys a dark action packed romance. Oh and a small note here: in my opinion if you are new to the league this one can be read as a stand alone to give you a taste of the beauty of Sherrilyn's writing.

*After all it's a trademark of Sherrilyn's that the heroes succeed even when the whole universe seems determined to stomp them into the ground.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Christmas is coming early for someone with Jay Northcote's book tour and giveaway.

Author Name: Jay Northcote

Book Name: What Happens At Christmas

Release Date: November 19, 2015

When two friends pose as boyfriends, could what happens at Christmas turn into something more?
Justin is recently and unhappily single. Christmas is coming, and he doesn’t want to face his ex alone at their office party. So Sean—Justin’s best mate and long-time secret crush—volunteers to go with him and pretend to be his new flame.

Sean has always lusted after Justin from afar, but there’s never been a good opportunity to ask him for more than friendship. Posing as Justin’s boyfriend isn’t a chore, and if Justin wants to rebound onto him, Sean’s more than willing. At the party pretence and reality blur, and a kiss on the dance floor leads to a night of passion.

In the aftermath, they both assume it was a one-time thing until fate intervenes. Stuck together in London over the holidays, they give in to temptation again. But what happens at Christmas stays at Christmas... right?

Pages or Words: 37,000 words (approximate)

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Justin’s phone chimed with a text, interrupting Sean’s train of thought.
Justin picked up his phone to read the message. “Ugh.” He put the phone back down without typing a reply and ran his hands through his hair.
“What’s up?”
Justin sighed. “It’s our work Christmas party next weekend. I’ve already got a ticket, and nearly everyone in the office goes, but it’s for partners as well. One of my co-workers, Jess, is bugging me to come, but I can’t face it. I bet Andy’s going to bring his new boyfriend. I know he’s a shit and I shouldn’t let him get to me, but the thought of him parading around with my replacement, and me being there on my own, isn’t very appealing.”
“Is it too late to find someone to take?”
“No, they don’t need final numbers till Monday.”
“Well, then. Take someone else and flirt like crazy in front of him. Show him you can do better and that you’ve already moved on.”
“But I’m not ready to date. It’s only been two weeks, and I’m still at the feeling-sorry-for-myself stage.”
“I’ll go with you,” Sean offered. “I could be your date. We could pretend we’ve got together and are a couple now.”
“Yeah?” Justin looked thoughtful. “Are you sure?”
Duh. It would hardly be much of a sacrifice to flirt with Justin all night. It would actually be a relief not to have to hide the way he felt for a change.
“Sure,” Sean replied. “I think I can manage to fake that I’m arse-over-tit infatuated with you. As long as it’s only for a few hours.”
“Gee, thanks.” Justin rolled his eyes. “You really know how to make an already-wounded ego feel better. But if you’re up for it, we should totally do it. Andy was always jealous of you before you went away. He saw you as competition because we lived together and were so close. I’d love to see his face when I walk in with you on my arm. I think he’ll hate it even if he’s moved on.”
“Okay.” Sean rubbed his hands together, excited at the prospect of getting to piss off Andy. “Let’s do it! Text your friend Jess back and tell her you’re in—with a hot date.”

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Meet the author:
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.

She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

Where to find the author:
Twitter @jay_northcote
Facebook profile
Facebook Author Page
Jay’s books
Goodreads Link:
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh

Tour Dates & Stops:

Parker Williams, The Day Before You Came, MM Good Book Reviews, SA McAuley, Jessie G. Books, Inked Rainbow Reads, Bayou Book Junkie, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Bonkers About Books, Bike Book Reviews, Gay Book Reviews, Havan Fellows, Tara Lain, Lee Brazil, Elaine White, BFD Book Blog, V's Reads, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Unquietly Me, The Hat Party, Cheekypee Reads and Reviews, Carly’s Book Reviews, Open Skye Book Reviews, Just Love Romance, Divine Magazine, Mikky's World of Books, Happily Ever Chapter, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Nautical Star Books, The Jena Wade, Alpha Book Club, Louise Lyons, Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Molly Lolly, Foxylutely Book Reviews, Velvet Panic, Dawn’s Reading Nook, LeAnn’s Book Reviews, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, 3 Chicks After Dark, Michael Mandrake, It’s Raining Men, Moonbeams Over Atlanta


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Crocheting and life update

So yesterday I posted 30 green squares to The Craft Club Yarnbombers. Then I decided to work on some Christmas gifts and half half started two of them as well as got through adding more motifs to third. Hopefully I haven't left it too late to both make and post them so that they arrive in time for Christmas.

In other news after the parcel got posted I took a walk round the Cardiff Christmas Market. Lovely stalls with some really gorgeous things to buy but the weather was appalling. I am now regretting it as I have been in a lot of pain and unable to move easily today.

Tomorrow it's back to the book stuff with a Book Blast psot for Jay Northcote :D