Archive for the ‘Adult Fantasy’ Category

Title: The Little Dragon’s War
Series: Claiming Her Empire Book #3
Author: Bethany Bliss
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2022
Cover Design: Madelene Martin
Lazarith is out for blood and though Empress Marilla tries to soothe the rival countries’ antsy calls to war, Kayda suspects her efforts will be futile and prepares to march into a battle she has been trained for her entire life.
 
Kayda at first is excited by the approaching battles, welcoming the distraction from her barely processed grief after losing her lover just a short year ago. However, she soon learns just how little it would take to be stripped of the rest of her loved ones as the fatalities grow.
 
Vince knew from the very beginning how catastrophic a war could be and had tried to warn her of the consequences it could bring to her country and to herself. He is unwilling to lose her and she is thankful for one thing this war brought her: clarity.
 
It helped her realize just how unwilling she is to lose him too.

I started writing when I was maybe twelve. I’m severely dyslexic and my writing was about as good as my
reading: just awful. However, I enjoyed writing and the creative ideas were there, even if the grammar wasn’t. I kept at it until I was happy with my results and passed it off to friends and family who could help me proofread. I try not to focus so hard on the grammar at first, just let my ideas flow and see where they take me.
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Title: The Warrior’s Treasure

Series: Claiming Her Empire Book #2
Author: Bethany Bliss
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2022
Cover Design: Madelene Martin

“This book has everything from romance, kidnapping, auctions, and just lots of action and adventure. This author has a way with words and I can not wait for more from her.” ~ 5 Star Goodreads Review (Eva W.)


“Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong, intriguing characters. I want to read more from this author.” ~5 Star Goodreads Review (Kathleen B.)

From brothel courtesan to trusted advisor, Cornelia has advanced farther than she ever imagined possible. Discovered as a maid who was willing to risk her life to help others, her status was changed to Lady when Marilla reclaimed the castle. She now serves the empress as her loyal medic and advisor. When Empress Marilla receives word of a possible epidemic killing citizens in the farthest reaches of the empire, she decides to send Cornelia out to investigate, but not without Blythe to guard her. Fascinated by Cornelia’s selflessness and compassion for those who think so little of her, he has been drawn to the advisor since she first treated his wounds long ago. His attraction to the mahogany skinned beauty goes deeper than the surface, though Cornelia is wary of his affections and intentions. Many men have wanted her, used her, and she expects Blythe to be no different. The longer they travel together however, the more they realize that everything is not how it appears.

I started writing when I was maybe twelve. I’m severely dyslexic and my writing was about as good as my
reading: just awful. However, I enjoyed writing and the creative ideas were there, even if the grammar wasn’t. I kept at it until I was happy with my results and passed it off to friends and family who could help me proofread. I try not to focus so hard on the grammar at first, just let my ideas flow and see where they take me.
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Title: The Bladed Tiger’s Empress
Series: Claiming Her Empire Book #1
Author: Bethany Bliss
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2022
Cover Design: Madelene Martin
Sheltered her entire life within the walls of the castle she was born to, Princess Marilla was destined to be a status symbol. She would be a wife to the next emperor, nothing more was expected of her.
She felt she was finally fulfilling her destiny by marrying a nobleman her father had presented to her. Obediently accepting him as her husband, she intended to obediently accept him her wedding night, but he had other plans in motion.
A honeymoon is supposed to be filled with love and passion, not murder and betrayal, yet for Princess Marilla that’s all her wedding night offered. Now, with her husband having assassinated her father to ascend the throne, she finds herself a fugitive in her own kingdom. On the run with Hayden, her handsome childhood friend and the emperor’s most trusted general, she discovers how corrupt her monarch has become and strives to fix what has been broken
Author Note: Book 1 in the Claiming Her Empire series, this title can be enjoyed independently.

“This fantasy novel is filled with great characters and a plot with action, twists, danger, and steamy chemistry. I could not put this book down!” —from Vicki on Booksproute/Goodreads
 
“A wonderful story, well written and an original. It keeps the reader on their toes and enjoying every twist of their story.” —from Claudia on Booksproute/Goodreads

I started writing when I was maybe twelve. I’m severely dyslexic and my writing was about as good as my
reading: just awful. However, I enjoyed writing and the creative ideas were there, even if the grammar wasn’t. I kept at it until I was happy with my results and passed it off to friends and family who could help me proofread. I try not to focus so hard on the grammar at first, just let my ideas flow and see where they take me.
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Title: Surrender
Author: Ariana Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2022
 
 
 
 
 

“I LOVED this story so much with all the heat & excitement of coloring outside the lines but I really started turning the pages quickly when life got in the way as it inevitably does to find out how it all played out. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!” ~The Power of Three Readers

“I always know when I want a fantastic and steamy story, I can depend on any of Ariana Rose’s. Surrender did not disappoint. I loved the element of fairy-tale with adult complications of the real world that intrude on the dreamy setting.” – Amanda, Goodreads Reviewer

 
Ava Caron, a successful and hardworking PR strategist, finds herself in unfamiliar territory when her engagement is unexpectedly and dramatically called off. A getaway with her best friend seems to be exactly what’s needed to clear her mind, body and spirit. She never expects to make a connection with a man who appears to have walked right off the silver screen and into her life without warning, much like the heroes of her favorite fairy tales.

Rafael Varallo is made of leading man material with his rugged good looks, chivalry, and charm that would make any woman fall at his feet. The last thing he’s expecting is to take a fall of his own, when an accidental encounter involving spilled coffee and a pair of beautiful hands capture his attention immediately. His proposal for adventure to step outside of their comfort zones is all it takes.

To surrender isn’t weakness, it’s strength.

Sand, sex, laughs and perhaps even love make for a heady combination and in paradise things may not always be what you expect.

 
Author and hopeless romantic, Ariana Rose, dabbles in all forms of contemporary romance. All of her novels do have one thing in common. Her heroes and heroines are as passionate about life and love as they are about each other.
A proud mother of two, she was born and raised in the Minneapolis area. She’s always been a storyteller and known to have a flair for the dramatic. Her daughter is just across the border finishing her college career and is a go to for all things graphic design. Her son is a busy middle schooler who loves all things penguins, science, gaming, cars and the weather. Ariana’s fur baby (a beagle/lab) can be found curled next to her while she writes unless chasing squirrels and finding puppy friends become a higher priority.
When Ariana is not writing, she can be found at the rink in a figure skating lesson, binge watching her favorite shows, screening an 80s movie she’s seen hundreds of times, exploring history or traveling to any of her current or new favorite places.
Ariana first published in August of 2018. Her Stone Series was the leaping point. It’s fourth installment will debut in October 2021. She has two novels in K. Bromberg’s Driven World, Twisted with its sequel Entwined. The concluding chapter Pivot, will follow in February 2022. You can find her first sports romance, Bitter Edge, in the Cocky Hero World. Double Exposure, her first co-write, also releases in February 2022.
You can find her exclusively in Kindle Unlimited. You can also sign up for her newsletter, watch her website or find her on all her social media to catch all the latest and greatest on upcoming projects.
Always remember that passion is never a bad thing, it’s where dreams and reality collide.
 
 
 
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Title: Surrender
Author: Ariana Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2022
 
 
 
 
 
★★★★★’s from Goodreads Reviewer – “Surrender is a very enjoyable read, very steamy and intriguing. I was so curious how their love would survive.”
 
★★★★’s from @booklover0596 – “I always know when I want a fantastic and steamy story, I can depend on any of Ariana Rose’s. Surrender did not disappoint.”
 
Ava Caron, a successful and hardworking PR strategist, finds herself in unfamiliar territory when her engagement is unexpectedly and dramatically called off. A getaway with her best friend seems to be exactly what’s needed to clear her mind, body and spirit. She never expects to make a connection with a man who appears to have walked right off the silver screen and into her life without warning, much like the heroes of her favorite fairy tales.

Rafael Varallo is made of leading man material with his rugged good looks, chivalry, and charm that would make any woman fall at his feet. The last thing he’s expecting is to take a fall of his own, when an accidental encounter involving spilled coffee and a pair of beautiful hands capture his attention immediately. His proposal for adventure to step outside of their comfort zones is all it takes.

To surrender isn’t weakness, it’s strength.

Sand, sex, laughs and perhaps even love make for a heady combination and in paradise things may not always be what you expect.

 
 
 
Author and hopeless romantic, Ariana Rose, dabbles in all forms of contemporary romance. All of her novels do have one thing in common. Her heroes and heroines are as passionate about life and love as they are about each other.
A proud mother of two, she was born and raised in the Minneapolis area. She’s always been a storyteller and known to have a flair for the dramatic. Her daughter is just across the border finishing her college career and is a go to for all things graphic design. Her son is a busy middle schooler who loves all things penguins, science, gaming, cars and the weather. Ariana’s fur baby (a beagle/lab) can be found curled next to her while she writes unless chasing squirrels and finding puppy friends become a higher priority.
When Ariana is not writing, she can be found at the rink in a figure skating lesson, binge watching her favorite shows, screening an 80s movie she’s seen hundreds of times, exploring history or traveling to any of her current or new favorite places.
Ariana first published in August of 2018. Her Stone Series was the leaping point. It’s fourth installment will debut in October 2021. She has two novels in K. Bromberg’s Driven World, Twisted with its sequel Entwined. The concluding chapter Pivot, will follow in February 2022. You can find her first sports romance, Bitter Edge, in the Cocky Hero World. Double Exposure, her first co-write, also releases in February 2022.
You can find her exclusively in Kindle Unlimited. You can also sign up for her newsletter, watch her website or find her on all her social media to catch all the latest and greatest on upcoming projects.
Always remember that passion is never a bad thing, it’s where dreams and reality collide.
 
 
 
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Title: Serpent’s Claim
Series: Serpent’s Touch Duet #2
Author: Marina Simcoe
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Release Date: May 22, 2022
 
 
 
★★★★★ Review – “Wonderful, romantic, unique, and just simply magical..”
 
★★★★★ Review – “So much intrigue, so much angst, and little bit of sweet, a good shake of spice. It was just excellent.”
 
My new life is filled with magic and peril. I came to the Kingdom of Lorsan in hope of finding home, but found envy and betrayal.
When everything is taken from me—my sight, my freedom, and my love—I need to search deep for the strength to go on.
Now, I no longer want just a safe place to live. I want a true home to belong.
And I’m ready to fight for it, even if that means taking over the kingdom.
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
Marina Simcoe loves to write romance with ordinary human heroines and out-of-this-world heroes who just can’t live without them.
She has lots of fun exploring how her otherworldly characters with their own set of beliefs, values, and aspirations fit into our everyday life.
 
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Title: Faerie Stolen (Curse of the Fae 2)
Author: Anna Applegate
Genre: New Adult PNR/Fantasy Romance
Cover Designer: Trif Book Design
Editor: Proof Positive
Publication Date: April 28th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Life with Fae Royalty is proving to be a royal pain in the…

 

Capturing a Seelie spy should have put Coraline Fray in the Unseelie Queen’s favor. After all, she did singlehandedly save her, her husband, and the stunningly handsome Prince Noah. But instead, all it did was make things between Cora and the royals even more complicated.

 

To keep the her away from the prince, Cora is reprioritized to be a ladies maid to none other than Noah’s betrothed, but Cora soon discovers this beautiful fae duchess is a snake, twisting everyone around her venomous fingers, including Prince Noah. Her desire to claim the throne goes beyond her arranged marriage, and Cora is the only one who can stop her. But will anyone believe her?

 

With a war brewing between the kingdoms, things begin to unravel fast…and Cora is stuck right in the middle of it all. Her loyalty has been proven to the Unseelie Court, but will that be enough?

 

Fans of Bella Forrest and Stephenie Meyer won’t be able to put this new-adult, paranormal romance down!

 

One-click now to return to Faerie on another magical adventure!

Anna Applegate is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She writes paranormal romance and lives tucked away in rural Maryland with her beautiful daughters, building a mini-Disney Princess army in their own little happily ever after.

 

Anna is an avid reader, especially if it involves vampires. She loves to escape into her fictional world – whether through her unchecked book addiction, or by creating her own paranormal romances filled with fantasy and surprise twists and turns.

 

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Glancing over my shoulder once and waiting a few seconds to ensure no one was coming, I let curiosity get the best of me. I slipped the brown tie off so I wouldn’t have to retie it and undid the paper wrapping around the bottle.

 

There was a clear liquid inside the bottle. I set it down on the dresser next to me and looked at the short note.

 

In case it all goes sideways…

 

Next to the short, ominous sentence was a symbol that froze my blood.

 

The sentence ended with a dark, shaded-in skull and crossbones.

 

The universal sign for poison.

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Title: Faded (Starbound Book 2)
Author: K.L. Bone & Greg Wilkey
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy Romance
Cover Designer: Indigo Chick Designs
Editor: Skyla Dawn Cameron
Publication Date: April 28th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Stars dim, darkness rises, starlight shines anew.

 

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Heartbroken after the events of Fallen, Rosalind returns to Oxford, unaware of the dangers which stalk her. Cloaked in shadows, secrets hidden in her unrelenting dreams hint at a perilous destiny to come.

 

Haunted by the same nightmares—and determined to reclaim Rosalind’s heart—Zeke embarks on his own journey to England. But the journey is rampant with danger as those who serve the fallen are determined to keep them apart at any cost. And Zeke is not the only one vying for Rosalind’s hand.

 

Meanwhile, Ursula continues to unfold her sinister plot, one which may see darkness conquer all.

K.L. Bone is a USA Today bestselling author of dark fantasy and paranormal romance. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The bestselling Flames of Kalleen paranormal romance series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination and numerous novellas.

 

Bone has a Master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD in creative writing. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Belfast. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites that have inspired storytellers for generations.

 

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Greg Wilkey is an author and professional public school educator. He is the creator and writer of two series of supernatural thrillers for young adults: The Life and Undeath of Mortimer Drake vampire novels and The Neither Nor series starring his young hero, Edgar Flax.

 

Wilkey developed a love of stories and adventure at an early age and has always loved to read and write. He graduated from college with a degree in foreign language education and began a career in teaching world languages. He spent 15 years as a classroom teacher of Spanish until moving into school administration. He is currently an elementary school principal. It’s a job he absolutely loves. Kids and teachers are his favorite people!

 

Wilkey lives and works in lovely Chattanooga where he’s the proud pet parent of two wonderfully spoiled felines, Mona and Mina.

 

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Title: Serpent’s Claim

Series: Serpent’s Touch Duet #2
Author: Marina Simcoe
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Release Date: April 22, 2022
My new life is filled with magic and peril. I came to the Kingdom of Lorsan in hope of finding home, but found envy and betrayal.
When everything is taken from me—my sight, my freedom, and my love—I need to search deep for the strength to go on.
Now, I no longer want just a safe place to live. I want a true home to belong.
And I’m ready to fight for it, even if that means taking over the kingdom.
Marina Simcoe loves to write romance with ordinary human heroines and out-of-this-world heroes who just can’t live without them.
She has lots of fun exploring how her otherworldly characters with their own set of beliefs, values, and aspirations fit into our everyday life.
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Midlife Mage:Unbowed

Book Three

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Blurb

Ceridwen Gault—mage whose life has turned upside down.

Her powers are now so overused she can’t access them, Ceri finds out the identity of the father of her son from a powerful ally. That’s helpful, since she never knew his name or appearance. But now she has to deal with rapid-fire attacks on herself and her family while trying to maintain a façade of normalcy and retain her job.

As it all comes to a decisive fight, she discovers that with the help of her almost-boyfriend, Nick, she’s able to free Goblins from their enslavement without draining her powers again.

Things just keep getting crazier and crazier for Ceri. She’s hanging on for the ride at this point, hoping to salvage her sanity. And maybe get to know Nick a little better. **wink**

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