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Midnight’s End by Angel Lawson

My edition:Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 205
Series: The Raven Queen’s Harem #6 Final installment
Genre: Reverse Harem, Fantasy
Rating:2.5
Buddy Read with Felicia on Goodreads

Synopsis:

Dark or lights?

Good or Evil?

Trapped in a realm with her mortal enemy, her betrayer and without her beloved mates and guardians, Morgan must make a choice.

Does she wait for her guardians to return with an army or forgive Bunny for his betrayal? The clock ticks and the Darkness will rise unless something- or someone stops her.

The exciting conclusion to The Raven Queen’s Harem!

Review:

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Ok y’all I’m putting this up.

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If you want to read this series do not I repeat do not read any further!!!

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You’re still here. Okay don’t blame me because I spoiled something for ya. I put a warning.

So this is the last book of the series. I was excited.

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I needed it and I need it now.

But I didn’t get excitement after I read this.

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Yeah this was a disappointment.

The beginning and the synopsis amped this up for me. But it fell flat big time.

The battle we have been waiting for sucks total ass. Morgan and Morrigan really don’t fight. Morgan, after finally having sex with Bunny, has a white light which she transfers into Morrigan while taking the darkness. Then her and her guardians leave. Pretty much everyone is alive.

Before we even get to the battle, the guardians make a bet with the shaman. A bet to get the six immortals. They have to fight the immortals in the fights that they do. If the guardians win they get the contract to the immortals if they lose they owe the shaman 50 more years in the fights.

These immortals are suppose to be all time badass but the guardians defeat them really easily. That little fight sucked. We don’t even get the fight from one of the fighter’s POV. It’s from Morgan who some how did a dreamwalk or a dreamscape.

The end felt to rushed. I have more questions than answers. The end fell flat for me.

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Blood Beyond Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 327
Series: Darkness #4 Final Installment
Genre: Fantasy, Fae
Rating: 3.5 stars
Buddy Read with Felicia on Goodreads

Synopsis:

After months of searching, Ember and her friends have finally located the Sword of Light, the only weapon capable of destroying Queen Aneria and ending her rule. This is Ember’s destine. Or so she thought. Now a pact to save the man she loves changes everything.

In this final installment in the Darkness Series, when the truth comes to light, Ember will learn somethings are better left in the dark as her world is ripped even further apart. It is no longer a rabbit hole, but a never-ending black void full of endless lies, betrayals, and secrets.

The fight for Earth has begun, and Ember will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save millions of innocent lives and those she loves.

But this price may be too high-even for her.

Review:

It is finally over.

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Well this is the only book that I liked out of the entire series. Eli and Ember didn’t argue like the did in the last book. They finally didn’t hide their feelings for one another.

This last book… the ending seemed very lack luster. I don’t hate the ending but it did create some questions that I know will probably never be answered. I did find out that this book is connected to the Collector series which I do like. There is another book in this series but it’s about West. Don’t know if I will read it. There is also another series that evolves Kennedy. Might read that further down the road.

For now I am happy to be done with this series finally.

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Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages:341
Series: Darkness #3
Genre: Fae, Fantasy
Rating: 2.5 stars
Buddy Read with Felicia on Goodreads

Synopsis:

Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Other world for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth’s realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part demon and part Fay, with a  little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.

Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends Ryan and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.

As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows, is everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. but she also know s Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.

Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark) the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy?As usual nothing is ever what it seems.

Review:

Ugh!! Okay where to start.

Eli and Ember pissed me off through the first half of the book. Josh’s plot twist I could see a mile coming. Lars I didn’t. Torin annoys me. I use to like him in the first book now he is that guy who has a crush on you but no matter how many times you friendzone or block him he keeps coming back. Thara is just as annoying. I don’t like Lily. The only ones I did like were Cal and Simmons.

I love the story line I just hate the characters but two. They frustrate me to no end.

Sorry to not have a better review but I don’t want to spoil anything I just want to not jump into the book a kill a few people. Mostly Ember because she is a fucking dumbass who if she wasn’t so self centered with her drama with Eli she would see things clearly.

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Fire in the Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 405
Series: Darkness #2
Genre: Fantasy, NA, Fae
Rating:3 stars
Buddy Read with Felicia on Goodreads

Synopsis:

It’s been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Elcectrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.

And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.

Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do wither. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light

Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

No matter what she chooses she will probably lose-her life or everything and everyone she loves.

Review:

The only reason this is a 3 star instead of a 2.5 is because of the plot twists.

Throughout the book Ember seemed like a whiny brat at times while flipping back to being a good heroine. Eli… I still do not like Eli. I can never fully tell what is going to happen with him. Is he going to final give into the sexual tension or is he going to keep being an asshole.

Ember makes bad decision after bad decision. I get she has trust issues but she’s a freaking idiot.

The plot twists. I sort of guessed one right as it was about to be revealed the other was a complete shock to me. If it wasn’t for the cliff hanger ending and me reading this as a buddy read, I might have DNF the series.

Two more books to go.

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Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages:308
Series: Darkness #1
Genre: Fantasy, Mature YA/NA Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 3.5 stars

Synopsis:

Darkness of Light is a Mature YA/NA Paranormal Romance. Warning: Darkness series on whole is not a YA but NA.

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for troubled teens, she meets Eli Dregen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is-leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her hear but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

Review:

This is the second series I have read by this author. It took it a little while for the story to pick up and go.

I’m not a fan of Eli. I hate how back and forth he is with Ember. I can never understand what is going to happen with him. He’ll be showing interest into Ember and then suddenly he gets this disgusted look on his face or something happens and he goes back to being an asshole.

Then there is Torin who visits Ember and shows affection to her but he isn’t a big character. At first I was skeptical but I like Torin. I hope he is the one that she ends up with, but that’s mostly due to the fact I don’t like Eli.

I am confused on who Ember is going to end up with since she has Eli and Torin as love interests. The author isn’t very clear on what Ember’s feelings are with both of them. I mean when Ember is with Eli, he’s the center. When she is with Torin, he’s the center. She never thinks of the other guy when she is with the other. If the sentence makes any sense.

The sexual tension though. Damn I could get a butter knife and slice through it. I could practically taste it.

I do like her other series more but I am going to continue with this one.

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Wet Wednesday

Sooo sorry this is popping up late, but I won’t be able to do another wet Wednesday. We have been slammed at work and at home I’ve been a bit busy. I promise to bring a hunk next week to light.

Again super sorry.

 

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Winter’s Guardian by G. Bailey

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Series: Her Guardians #1
Genre: Fantasy, Reverse Harem, NA
Rating: 3.5 stars

Synopsis:

When Winter started university with her best friend Alex, she didn’t expect to find herself in the middle of a supernatural war. Who knew saving a stray wolf could earn you the alliance of the pack.
To make things more complicated, the broody and very attractive Jaxson is tasked with keeping her safe from the growing vampire threat in town. It’s a shame he can’t stand her and enjoys irritating the he hell out of her.
When she finds out her new boyfriend has his own secrets, can she trust anyone anymore?
What happens when you get yourself stuck in the middle of a war?
This is a reverse harme book series. 17+ readers only.

Review:

The blue-sided human will choose a side. When four princes are born on the same day, they will rule true. Her savior will die when the choice is made. If she chooses wrong, she will fall. If she chooses right, then she will rule. Only her mates can stop her from the destruction of all. If the fates allow, no one need fall. For only the true kings hold her fate, and they will be her mates.

Winter’s best friend decides to set her up on a date with her boyfriend’s best friend. Winter goes to the party to meet Wyatt who turns out to act strange and demanding. Leaving the party she goes home to spot an injured wolf in the parking lot. Since she is going to school as a vet she helps the wolf who turns out to be an eight year old shifter named Freddy. Since saving him meant she now has the pack’s protection. More importantly Jaxon’s protection.

I liked the idea of the prophecy. The story was good. A little instalove but I can look past that. I do wish when she found out about supernaturals she freaked out a little. She seemed a little too okay with it.

Plan on reading the second book soon.

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Incubus by Celia Aaron

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 367
Stand-alone
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5 stars
Buddy Read with Felicia on Goodreads

Synopsis:

An incubus who feeds off the sexual desires of others, Roth de Lis has never been denied the pleasure of a woman’s body… until now. Lilah, once a warrior maiden in the service of a goddess, languishes on earth after being cast out from the slopes of Mount Olympus.
Lilah will do anything to return home, including betraying Roth. As she spins her web of lies, Roth begins a slow, wicked seduction that eventually threatens to consume them both. But when Lilah’s deceit comes to light, will their torrid love affair be able to overcome a pact with the darkest of gods?

Review:

Oh boy. I don’t even know where to start.

I love Celia Aaron’s writing. I was introduced to it by Blackwood. I have had this on my TBR list when I first saw it coming out. I finally got it and I am blown away.

Her world building of the Greek Gods and Goddesses was amazing. I love it. I also have a huge lady boner crush on Apollo. I did have one going for Ares but then he showed his ass and that stopped my lady bits from tingling for him.

Lilah once fell in love but only to feel first love betrayal sting. No longer a maiden of Artemis due to her transgression, she will do anything to get back on the Goddess’s good graces. Even if that means pursuing Roth de Lis and the bounty on his head.

Roth and Lilah is a slow build with much sexual tension. I loved it!!! I don’t think there was one thing I hated about this book. I mean Corrine and Artemis are both bitches who um…

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Other than that I was in love.

Roth may have been an incubus but he can have my heart any day of the week. Unless Apollo beats him to it.

Even though I started this on Saturday I only got to chapter 7 before I became busy with Wy’s birthday get together. Sunday I had time to myself but my brain thought it would be a good time to sleep. So I didn’t get to pick this up till around bedtime which then I had to force myself to put it down and get some more sleep. That I think was around 1:30 in the morning. Finally finishing it today and I am utterly speechless. I expected to like the story but not as much as I did.

Now… what the hell am I suppose to read now?

 

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When Beauty Met the Beast by Khardine Gray

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 211
Series: Vandervilles #1
Genre: NA
Rating: 2.5 stars

Synopsis:

Revenge is a dish definitely best served cold…

Beneath the luxurious lifestyle and glamour of fame and fortune held by the Vandervilles, lies a dangerous web of secrets and a twisted tale of passion, and suspense.

With wealth, power, and beauty in abundance their dominant name prevails.

But trouble is about to come their way and throw their lives into turmoil.

One man consumed with the quest for revenge seeks to ruin their lives and destroy them one by one.

Witness the brilliantly vindictive plan to bring down Benjamin Vanderville, the deceitful precarious States Attorney of California and his wife Regina, reigning queen of the fashion world.

Fall in love with the warmth of romance that blossoms between Wade Vanderville and Chloe Matthews.

And walk the road of betrayal as Taylor Vanderville discovers where loyalties lie.

The riveting tale of When Beauty met the Beast will grip you and captivate you right from the start…

Review:

Do you like soap operas? Something along the lines of Young and the Restless or Days of Our Lives. If so you will like this book… maybe.

For me this book seemed like a hassle to get through. It wasn’t my cup of tea. So drama llama.

This book doesn’t just focus on the h or H, instead it follows multiply people. List of P.O.V.s are Chloe, Wade, Regina, Taylor, and the Observer. Regina is Benjamin Vanderville’s wife. Wade and Taylor their children, while Chloe is Taylor’s best friend and Wade’s love interest. There is only one chapter of the Observer and it could be a gazillion different people. That is the one thing I like about this story. I have no clue who is wanting to destroy the Vandervilles. There are too many suspects.

Chloe and Wade’s relationship made me want to scream. Chloe is wrapped up in Wade and Wade is obsessed with Chloe. Blah. There wasn’t much substance.

Now I will read the second book due to the fact this book ended with a cliffhanger that I want to find out what happens. What can I say, it’s that juicy kind of drama. But I have some other books that I must read before I can get to the second book. Putting this series on hold till further notice.

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Moxie by C.M. Stunich

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages:273
Series: Rock-Hard Beautiful #3 Final book
Genre: NA, Reverse Harem
Rating: 2.5 stars

Synopsis:

“What would you do if you were in love five times over?”

Lilith Tempest Good.
The one and only groupie for the rock band, Beauty in Lies. One woman on a world tour with her five rockstar soulmates.

She’s the moon and they, they are her stars. The whole world seems to shine a little brighter when they’re together, carrying them through Ireland, England, Japan, Australia… and back to the city of Seattle to start their real lives together.

Five guys. One girl with a lot of moxie and a boatload of spirit. That’s what it takes to make a fresh start.

If they can open the gilded cage of their grief, let if fly free on wings of hope, they’ll have a future together.

But real life is different than a rock ‘n’ roll tour.
They might’ve healed their souls, but can they mingle their hearts?
Seattle, Washington.
Six broken people on the mend.
One happily ever after.

Review:

Well at first I was going to give this the same rating as the first two books, but then I really thought about it and it just didn’t seem right.

This book started off good. It just seemed after we met Paxton’s parents that the book felt rushed. Everything afterward was just blah. I really didn’t care anymore. I just wanted to be done with the series. Nothing was keeping me hooked. I auto piloted through most of the book. Even the smut had taken a back burner after the meeting of parents in England.

I’m pretty glad it ended. I wasn’t a fan of the ending but nevertheless it’s over and I can move on.