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Review: Hearts In Exile

Hearts In Exile
Hearts In Exile by Mysti Parker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The alcohol has not dulled your sarcasm, I see.

Loralee Munroviel, daughter of Leogard’s High Priestess Arianne, is exiled to a hidden island by events out of her control. Captain Igrorio Everlyn, known as Sir Robert to his unit of Holy Paladins, had finally found peace in Loralee, only to have her ripped away from him. Now, ten years later, fate has caught up with them.

Like the other books in the Tallenmere world, the characters rule. Previously a minor character, Sir Robert comes into his own in this heartbreaking tale of how the knight became who he is. The development of the boy into the man transforms his bitter sarcasm into painful longing that readers were unaware of — until now.

Loralee is a wonderful compliment to Sir Robert. While Robert’s companion Sir Francis is his most trusted friend, Loralee gives Robert a peace and purpose that he had never known before, or after, her. Her own story is filled with complications, trials, and the desire to do good by others. She is fiery and passionate, yet gentle-hearted and kind, and no one can compare in Robert’s eyes.

Fantasy setting with a lot of romance, dragons, witches, demons — Hearts in Exile has it all. If you’re read the other Tallenmere books, you won’t want to miss this one.

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New Release: Renegade

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It’s here! The last book in the Heven and Hell series!! Check out my review of Renegade and get yours today for a special release-day price of $0.99!


Title: Renegade

Author: Cambria Hebert

Series: Heven and Hell Series

Genre: YA/Paranormal

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: May 3 2013


I’ve been beautiful. I’ve been ugly. I’ve died. I’ve been brought back. I’ve had abilities awakened within me. My strength has been tested. My beliefs have been tested.

Yet I stand.

What’s next when you’ve pretty much experienced it all?

The end.

Sam and I are picking up the pieces. We’re trying to come to terms with all we’ve lost. And as much as I would like to hide my head, ignore the reality I live every day, there is no forgetting.

Riley is in hell—I’m still not sure of his agenda. My mother’s past haunts me. And Kimber… Kimber is being herself. Cole sneaks glances at Gemma and she returns them when she thinks I don’t see.

But I do.

When Beelzebub escapes he brings his war to places I never thought he would. Earth. Maine. Home. Now everyone and everything is at risk. This has become bigger than my circle of friends. This has become bigger than me. I have to finish this. I have to find a way to stop him, to finish this war.

I just pray we will all be left standing in the end.

The conclusion to the Heven and Hell series.

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The Heven and Hell series reading order

Before (A Heven and Hell Prequel) .5

Masquerade 1

Between (A Heven and Hell Companion) 1.5

Charade 2

Bewitched (A Heven and Hell Companion) 2.5

Tirade 3

Beneath (A Heven and Hell Companion) 3.5

Renegade 4

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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting

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Cambria has had the covers of the other 3 full length Novels in the Heven and Hell series redesigned! Check them out!

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FMB Blog Tour: A Tiger’s Claim

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Welcome to my stop on the FMB Blog Tour for A Tiger’s Claim! I got to review this one, so check it out!


Title: A Tiger’s Claim

Series: Ashwood Falls #1

Author: Lia Davis

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing

Format: Ebook

Length: approx. 35,000 words

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Book Description:

As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating.  Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid.

Travis Hunter’s main objective is to destroy the Onyx Pack—a group of drug using, murdering rogue shifters. His seek-and-destroy plans are put on hold when he rescues a female from a brutal attack. The beautifully exotic tiger shifter, Shayna, stirs a passion he thought died with his long-lost mate.

When Shay’s first heat cycle slams into her, Travis has no choice but to submit to her needs—and his own. But there is always a price to sleeping with the Pack princess. Not only will they have to face her Pack, Shay and Travis will have to deal with a mating that is beyond a single night and could have consequences more than either of them had thought. And when Travis finds out Shay wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.

Warning: One alpha female who doesn’t take no for an answer, a wolf with more on the line than just his heart, and a combustible attraction that’s sure to cause more than one sweaty night.

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Review: A Tiger’s Claim

A Tiger's Claim
A Tiger’s Claim by Lia Davis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve trained to fight, navigate the forest by scent, and outsmart my brothers, but I’m not strong enough to see this through alone.

Shayna Andrews is the adopted daughter of the Pack’s Alpha, and as such, is protected to the point of suffocation. When she asserts her independence, she ends up tangling with the enemy. Lucky for her, lone wolf Travis Hunter comes to her rescue. But when her first heat cycle begins, they are thrown into a chain of events where both gets more than they bargained for.

The book is technically the first in the series, though reading Winter Eve would help the reader understand the character dynamics. The mix of weres (big cats living together with wolves) brings an interesting mix to the table, since they have different customs and strengths. This is a world where the reader must suspend disbelief about actual animal instincts and take the “anything (or any were) goes” approach to mating. Once passed that, it is a well-created story in a world alive with personality.

The sex, though present, is glossed over, lending more time for action/plot. There are a few touching scenes, and the ending tied up well. There could have been more done to make the book more in-depth, but as it is, it’s a short, quick read were-lovers will enjoy.

A Tiger’s Claim is a fast-paced, light read, and a good start to an interesting series.

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FMB Blog Tour: Byzantine Gold


Welcome to my stop on the FMB Blog Tour for Byzantine Gold! Don’t miss my review (you can also see my review of Golden Chariot, book 1 in the series).

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Title: Byzantine Gold

Series: Dangerous Waters #2

Author: Chris Karlsen

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Publisher: Books to Go Now

Format: Ebook

Length: 72k words

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Book Description:

A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell. They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the Black Market, the sale of the relics will buy them additional weapons.

Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are scheduled to be part of the recovery team that brings up the artifacts. While en route to Cyprus, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of Maksym Tischenko, a Ukrainian contract killer bent on revenge. Charlotte, Atakan and Tischenko share a grim history. As a result, Tischenko is a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal—seeing them both dead. Continue reading FMB Blog Tour: Byzantine Gold

Review: Byzantine Gold

Byzantine Gold
Byzantine Gold by Chris Karlsen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Indulge me.”
“What’s my second choice?”
“Death by nagging.”
“As I suspected.”

Once again, Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are going to a dig. This time the crew is set to bring up a Byzantine Era warship carrying an unusual cargo of gold off the coast of Northern Cyprus. A terrorist cell has targeted the gold; Tischenko has tracked down Charlotte — will the lovers get time to further their relationship, or will this be their last excavation?

As in the first book, the characterization in Byzantine Gold was well done. Charletto and Atakan’s relationship grows in this book, and there are a number of well-written sex scenes. The downfall of this book was it’s length — it was very short compared to Golden Chariot, and lacked some of the details and descriptions that could have been added. The end could have been drawn out a little more to make it not feel so rushed, but it was still satisfactory.

This is a tension-filled underwater adventure sure to entertain those readers that enjoy romantic suspense. Charlotte and Atakan face some hardships — and not only from Tischenko — and come to find a balance in their relationship off-site as well as on-site.

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Review: Beneath

Beneath by Cambria Hebert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It felt a lot like love.

Gemma came from a place where everything was perfect, beautiful, and predictable. But that all came to an end when she fell in love with a human. For though she gained his love, she lost her white wings.

Gemma entered into the Heven and Hell series surrounded by mystery. She wormed her way into Cole’s heart without even trying. Now, readers are treated to a bit of her back story, and though it’s still a little vague, it puts her into perspective. From her strength to her sadness, Gemma is a unique character that adds a wonderful dimension to the series.

With the end in sight, Beneath delivers another facet an integral character in the Heven and Hell series. It is a quick read that will leave readers aching for the next book.

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Review: Caught in a Moment

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Caught in a Moment by Martin Dukes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“I don’t runner bean believe it. We’re like Robin turnip Hood or something.”

Alex Trueman finds himself with a very unusual ability–he can daydream himself between time. What starts as a harmless wandering, pulling pranks on his classmates, turns into something more when he gets stuck in Intersticia. Alex learns he’s not alone in this daydream and there are rules that must be followed or all of the inhabitants of Intersticia will be at risk.

This delightfully fresh tale follows Alex as he struggles with the position his daydreams have put him in. A wide range of personable characters make up the world of Intersticia with Alex, helping and hindering him in his quest to return to normal time.

The language is very British/European, so American readers may have to use context to get a few of the slangs and references, but that shouldn’t stop readers from reading. And while the ending was appropriate, it was also abrupt, though probably intentionally so.

Challenging our outlook on time itself, Caught in a Moment is sure to entertain young adult and adult readers alike.

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New Release: Recalled

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Welcome to the New Release for Cambria Hebert’s newest book, Recalled! It comes out TODAY and is a special price! Also, don’t miss my review for this book. It’s a promising new series!

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Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?

And then you died.

And you were given another chance. A better chance.

This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.

It never is.

And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.

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Review: Recalled

Recalled by Cambria Hebert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Stupid – men.” (Definition provided by Piper and many other women across the globe.)

Piper was leaving work when she felt Dex’s eyes on her. Unknown to her, he intended to mug her. But his intentions and what happened end up being very different things. Now he’s faced with a choice: Love or Death?

Fans of Hebert’s other works will recognize the voice of this story as similar in fashion. The pace is well done, with enough emotional roller coasters to keep readers turning pages. The chapters are titled with definitions, and are often predictors of what is to come. It ends up being a bitter/sweet story about second chances and what we do with them.

In what promises to be a good first book of the series, Recalled introduces readers to the workings G.R. and his coat closet and hints at more “outfits” to come.

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