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My Review: FIRST TO FALL by Alexa Whitewolf

First To Fall

(Moonlight Rogues #1)

by Alexa Whitewolf

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1E663687-8B9C-456E-B405-5583F84883FAHe was given a new life, a new choice, a new path…

Once upon a time, Dominic Kosta didn’t have a last name. In fact, he had nothing growing up in a secluded orphanage in the mountains of Transylvania. Then an American couple adopted him, and life changed. He left behind the old
legends, the myths, the hunger within him.

He threw it all behind, choosing seclusion and a little town….

Rockland Creek may be a hole in the middle of nowhere, but Dom’s happy there. Life has its perks between fixing cars and seducing women. And best of all? There are no rules, other than Lucas’. Then Lucrezia San Marco walks in, and draws him in like a moth to a flame. Only, she only has eyes for Lucas, his boss – and alpha of the pack.

…filled with werewolves.

There’s nothing normal about Rockland Creek – or Dominic’s existence there. But things are about to get worse, and not just because he sees the girl he loves slipping through his fingers.

A war is brewing, eclipsing their romance and dragging old ghosts into town…

As Dominic navigates the murky waters of romance and obedience to his leader, his feelings for Lucrezia can no longer be tamed. But not everyone supports their relationship – and the Reapers have a word or two to say against it. As does Lucrezia’s ex, and the demons he brings with him.

Fire and ice, cold and hot, wolf and human. Dom and Luz will have to combine their differences and learn to compromise, or risk being torn apart by the wave of change unfurling onto Rockland Creek.

Book I in a new series of sizzling werewolves, forgotten folklore and untamed legends.

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I was reading over the summary of the book before writing this review. The summary says it all, there’s not much more I can say about the story itself. But I will say, this is one of the best werewolf books I’ve ever read. Alexa Whitewolf was born in Romania and she grew up in the Transylvania region surrounded by epic mountains and a never ending stream of legends and stories. So between the legends and stories she grew up with and a very active imagination, you can see how she came up with the creation of First To Fall where Dominic came from Transylvania and the legends followed him.

I love Dominic (Dom) and Lucrezia (Luz)…they are such an awesome couple. Luz is a bit of a firecracker!! You cannot help but fall in love with Dom and Luz. The others in the pack: Lucas (pack leader), Tristan, and Finn are interesting and have there own story and I hope as the series goes on we get to learn about each pack member and see them get their mate. There’s so much I’d love to talk about, but I will give too much away. But you will love this story, it’s full of romance (of course), werewolves (duh), surprises, twists and turns, so much suspense!! It’s not just some romantic werewolf book, it’s very exciting!! There’s battles and people get hurt. So much happens! I was up late at night finishing it, because I couldn’t put it down!! I highly recommend this one guys!! 5++ Stars!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BBF4892E-379F-4094-9A0F-F212E3B5EA31Alexa Whitewolf is a dog-loving, caffeine-addicted, all-around traveling enthusiast. Author of three series of fantasy, paranormal and young adult, she spends her nights dreaming up new stories and her days fighting reality. She lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and two mischievous furballs- Zeus and Achilles.
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Cover Reveal: FOUNTAIN DEAD by THERESA BRAUN

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How cool is this cover?! I’m thrilled to host this reveal today, and tell you all about Theresa Braun’s first full-length novel, Fountain Dead! Theresa is also giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card, so be sure to enter at the bottom!

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Fountain Dead

Expected Publication: Mid-November

Genre: Mature YA Horror/ Paranormal

Mark is uprooted from his home and high school in the Twin Cities and forced to move with his family into a Victorian in Nowhere-ville. Busy with the relocation and fitting in, Mark’s parents don’t see what’s unfolding around them—the way rooms and left behind objects seem alive with a haunted past.

Of course, Mark keeps his ghostly encounters to himself, all the while sinking deeper into the house’s dark, alluring, and ultimately terrifying history. As romantic entanglements intensify, the paranormal activity escalates. Past and present come together. Everything is connected—from the bricks in the walls to the hearts beating in their chests, all the secrets of Fountain Dead are finally unearthed.

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The vapor wafting from the stagnant pool smelled like the rancid rot from inside a carcass. Mark felt he breathed in fire. The gooey surface boiled and foamed as if a prehistoric substance. His heart stopped as something emerged. A goopy and gnarled dome became a sickly face. The eyelids still closed, the rest of the form rose, covered in green.

A tattered dress clung to the feminine curves. The cloth slipped from the shoulders, drawing his attention to her skin. The texture made him gag.

A sour taste of bile filled his mouth. His skin contracted as he contemplated her spongy flesh. Her black eyes sprang open like a demonic doll’s. Her inhuman gaze stabbed his very core, and he knew he was facing a soul-less being. The eyes burned like hot stove burners.

A decomposing hand extended toward his throat.

Mark woke, wet with perspiration. His pillowcase and sheets were damp, as if he’d taken a swim in the fountain. That idea made him unable to breathe. His heartbeat sped along at a rate close to heart attack status as he tried not to blow a gasket about the evil that lie in wait. He whipped his pillow from behind his head and squashed it to his chest. No one would grasp what he’d been feeling—or what he’d been seeing.

His lip trembled.

Something—a fiend, a spirit, the fountain—wanted to hurt him.

Mark’s chest compressed.

The devil on his shoulder advised him that his mother had to be right. All of the metal music, the cartoons, the swearing, had been an invitation for demons and darkness. Forget the fact that none of his friends had ever mentioned opening some gateway to hell. These dark forces had chosen him.

He lied back, exhaustion sinking him deeper into the mattress. After pulling the blood warm sheets up to his chin, he shunned the moonlight streaming into the room. The crooked claws of the branches squealed against the half-open windowpane. Summer’s hot breath puffed into the house. Mark didn’t have to strain to hear its griping—the sighs of the woodwork and the building’s various joints.

The door to the servants’ quarters was open again. However, that bothered him less and less. A perfume of fragrant flowers sent him to sleep.

About the Author

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Hmmm. What’s this? Looks like Ms. Braun left her computer on and her Goodreads bio open.

This should be fun.

What can we say about Theresa? I mean other than the fact that she’s weirdly obsessed with smiley faces :-). Like, seriously obsessed >:-*. It’s kinda scary :-O.

I think she thinks she’s from Renaissance England or Venice or something. I never could figure out which one it was. (She’s really bad at doing accents.)

She likes romance novels and crime TV, which are pretty much the same thing when you think about it. Ha! Am I right?

She has a hell of a singing voice. Seriously. It’s, like, seventh circle of hell bad.

She likes editing. A lot. Just wait till she get’s aload a this.

Cats. Shoes. Chips and salsa. In that order.

Yeah, that last part didn’t make sense to me either.

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Cover Reveal: The Bride of Glass (Glass Vault 2) by Candace Robinson

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Publisher: Parliament House Press

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Perrie Madeline is trapped in the clutches of Vale, a demon of the Underworld. In order to gain strength, Vale intends to send human souls to the Glass Vault, where Perrie was once trapped. After dying in the Bride of Frankenstein exhibit, she is alive once again—and his. Can Perrie escape Vale’s hold on her?

After breaking free from her mental prison, Maisie Jaser is on a rescue mission to retrieve her cousin and best friend, Perrie. Together, she hopes to bring down Vale and rid the world of the destruction he has caused. Yet, will she even be able to find Perrie? Or will Vale prevail?

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Candace Robinson spends her days consumed by words. When she’s not writing stories, she maintains a book review blog. Her life consists of avoiding migraines, admiring Bonsai trees, and living with her husband and daughter in Texas—where it can be forty degrees one day and eighty the next.

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Cover Reveal: Shadows at Starlight (Soul Seekers Book 5) by Alice J. Black

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As Soul Seekers flourishes and Peyton continues her streak of sobriety, she and Olivia are called to a small independent cinema, The Starlight. At first, she thinks the manager’s a little kooky, but once she views a chilling documentary, she realizes the true danger that The Starlight and all of its patrons—including her—are in.

It’s a race against time to figure out the mystery of The Starlight before it’s too late.

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Alice lives and works in the North East of England with her partner and slightly ferocious cats! Alice has always enjoyed writing from being a child when she used to carry notebooks and write stories no matter where she went. Nothing much has changed and she writes all manner of fiction with a tendency to lean towards the dark side. Most of her work is rooted in darkness, her inspiration coming from a macabre selection of reads as well as the dreams that frequent her sleep.

Her debut novel, The Doors, was released three years ago and her next novel release, A Shadowed Beginning, the first part in a series of seven, was released in autumn. Several of her short stories have been included in anthologies with various presses and she is always working on more. When she’s not writing, she always has a book in her hand and will read from whatever genre suits her that day.

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Excerpt Reveal: Fallen For Shame by Anna Edwards

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Tyler was so glad to get away from that woman. For someone who was supposed to be royalty, and married to an influential alpha, she was an insatiable flirt. He’d spent most of his time trying to dodge her attempts to touch him or flash some part of her body at him. Her rudeness to Teagan, however, was the worst part. How someone could insult a supposed friend like that was beyond him. He needed to check that his little wild-dog friend was alright. She’d left so quickly that he knew she’d felt the insult keenly. He knocked on her bedroom door, but there was no answer. He tuned into his advanced hearing abilities and soft whimpering caught his ear.

“Teagan. It’s Tyler.”

Still no answer. She was definitely in the room. He could hear her. Normally he would give her space and know that she would come back to them when she was ready, but the fact that she was obviously crying caught in his chest. He felt it tighten. The only way to solve it was to check that she was ok. To give her comfort if she needed it. He put his hand on the door handle and turned it. It opened. Nobody really locked their bedroom doors around here, even when having sex, as he’d found out when he’d walked in on Brayden and Selene once.

“Teagan.”

She let out a sniffle but didn’t answer him. He took a step into the room, closed the door behind him, and went closer to the bed.

“Teagan.”

He reached out and placed a hand on her back where she was curled into a ball.

“Talk to me please.”

She moved on the bed but didn’t look at him.

“I’m tired. I just need to sleep. Maybe I caught a cold when I was down the hole.”

“We don’t catch colds?”

“Maybe I’m the first shifter to ever catch one.”

“Teagan?” Why was she hiding away like this? The wild-dog had the strength of all them put together. She didn’t shy away like this.

“Let me sleep, please Tyler.”

“No.” He wasn’t going away. He kicked his boots off and lay down next to her on the bed. He pulled her towards him and nestled her back into his front. He wrapped his hands around her waist, and took a long inhale of her coconut scented hair. She stayed in the spooning position for a minute before she tried to get away from him. He kept her firmly held in place, though, even when her cute little ass wiggled against his hardening cock.

“Talk to me. Don’t run away,” he whispered into her ear. She stilled.

“Why are you here? Why are you holding me like this?” She turned her head so that she could see him.

“Because you’re upset, and I want to comfort you.”

“Comfort not kiss, though,” she moaned.

“Do you want me to kiss you?” he asked, remembering the way they had leaned in against each other after the dancing. He’d wanted to kiss her, until he’d seen that girl again. Damn it. He hadn’t even thought. In his haste to leave the room, he’d probably hurt her. Fuck!

“No…” He cut her response off by pressing his lips against hers. She didn’t respond at first but gradually softened and allowed him to taste her honeyed sweetness. She parted her lips with a breathless moan, and he dipped his tongue inside. She was all woman in his arms and consumed all his senses with her genuine nature. He pulled away, pressing a tender kiss to the tip of her nose as he did so.

“Tell me again that you don’t want me to kiss you.”

She still had her eyes shut while she took in what had happened. They unfolded slowly. Her mouth opened and closed like a fish as she tried to speak. He kissed her again. A small peck.

“Tyler,” she finally spoke. “What are you doing?”

“Something I should have done the other day.”

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Teagan Holland left her old pack under a cloud of prejudice. Her breed, an Asiatic wild dog, considered nothing but vermin. But as the Glacial Blood Pack are about to find out she is one the kindest people they will ever meet. The accident prone dog also has a strength within her that will be needed to help stave off the now homeless Nuka Lincoln’s attempts at revenge. Will she regret taking this job?

Tyler Quinn has been a fighter for the pack since he was eighteen. He is mysterious, and nobody knows that much about why he joined them. All they do know is that he is a fantastic cook and a bit of a computer geek. Behind the man he portrays is a secret that threatens to send him on a path that he thought he had left behind. Will the white powder be his downfall?

Fallen for Shame is the third book in the highly recommended Glacial Blood Series by the author Anna Edwards. It is set in a paranormal world full of drama, suspense and great love affairs. Plus it features a secret that must never be told for fear of the consequences.

A family isn’t always blood; it’s the people that accept you for who you are.

Although book three in the Glacial Blood Series, Fallen For Shame may be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

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Anna hails from the rural countryside near London. She previously worked as an accountant, and while she still does a bit of accountancy on occasion, the majority of her time is now spent writing and looking after her family.

An avid reader herself, Anna turned to writing to combat depression and anxiety after her diagnosis in 2015. She loves travel, hunky heroes with dirty mouths, demure but spunky heroines, and dramatic suspense. You will find all four woven into each of her magical stories.

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Haven by Mary Lindsey

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“We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

My Review 

This book was labeled as a YA Paranormal Romance, but really it is SO MUCH more than that! It is a YA Paranormal Romance, Mystery, Suspense & Thriller. There’s just so much going on. There are so many mysteries, unanswered questions from the past in this town. When Rain comes to live with his Aunt Ruby he starts to look for answers, especially about his father. The more he looks for answers, the more mysteries he stumbles upon. He meets Freddie and is immediately drawn to her, but it’s complicated.

The characters in this book are so great!! I would love for there to be follow up stories on some of these characters! My favorite character was Petra, and I would love to see more written about her life. If you read the book, you’ll see what I mean! These characters need to go further. A series would be awesome!!

This book was such a cleverly constructed book. It starts out pulling at the heartstrings and more of a paranormal romance, but gradually becomes something of such substance that puts its hooks into you, so that you don’t want to put it down. It has characters that have truly unique quirks and personalities, some are “Watchers” and some are “Weavers” and some are human…but they are all such an intricate part of the story.

I loved this. It is definitely one of my favorites of 2017. Mary Lindsey will be a new author I keep my eye on for sure! I highly recommend this, I don’t think you’ll regret it.


B4759CB3-118F-4376-8571-04B7C24A1910Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband.

Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 “pet” Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the “pet” roaches found a home… somewhere else.

Represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Also writes under the pseudonym Marissa Clarke

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THE PERFECT MATCH

Lincoln Sumner’s life is perfect. He gets to live every man’s dream: He’s in a perpetual state of adolescence working as a baseball coach at St. Leasing Boarding School for Boys. He bags all the chicks he wants, vacations around the world every summer, drives a hot car too fast, and has the best packmates in the world. “Forever” is not in the stars for Linc. Then the gorgeous new school nurse arrives.

Madden West’s life is perfect. Working her dream job as a trauma nurse in short-term gigs all over the world, she lives life on her terms, goes where she wants and does what she wants with whomever she wants to do it. When the opportunity to become the school nurse at St. Leasing falls into her lap, she says, “Sure, why not? Never been to Colorado.” When she meets sexy baseball coach Linc Sumner, she thinks, “There’s my next fling.” Until everything changes and forever is more than a possibility, it’s the reality she was sure she never wanted, but now craves.

Cover Reveal: Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Ivy Morgan hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine… and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.
If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves–and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen…

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Series: The Wicked Trilogy, Book # 3
RELEASE DATE: December 11th, 2017
Available Formats: Paperback (U.S./Canada) and E-book
PRE-ORDER LINK:  Amazon
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To celebrate the upcoming release of BRAVE (book 3 in the Wicked Saga), Jennifer is offering an exclusive virtual signing! Through this virtual signing, you will be able to order SIGNED & PERSONALIZED copies of WICKED, TORN, and BRAVE!
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Direct Link –> http://www.apollyconevent.com/jla-brave-virtualsigning/

Virtual Signing opens 9/21/17 at 11AM ET and ends 11/17/17.  Click the direct link for more info and to submit your order.

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