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The Darkest Torment – Exclusive

The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated twelfth novel in her Lords of the Underworld series, now available in paperback on November 22, 2016! Order your copy today!

 

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THE DARKEST TORMENT Synopsis:

Can Beauty tame her Beast?

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he’s back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he’s unable to withstand the touch of another…and he’s quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she’s taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she’s plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them…and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she’ll have to teach him to love…or lose him forever.

Includes Q&A featuring J. R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh and more!

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THE DARKEST TORMENT!

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Author pic- Gena ShowalterAbout Gena Showalter:

 

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs. Visit her at genashowalter.com.

 

 

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Blood Red Kiss – A Kresely Cole, Gena Showalter, and Larissa Ione Review

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**ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review**

6388558THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER – Kresley Cole

Kresely Cole writes some of the steamiest scenes in the industry. And her Valkyries have been and will always be my favorite characters in the Immortals After Dark Series.

In this short story we get to follow vampire Nikolai Wroth and valkyrie Myst the Coveted as they discover that Myst is Nikolai’s fated Bride; his one true match. There’s just one slight issue….the valkyries and vampires are at war. And if Nikolai takes possession of Myst she will be well and truly screwed. And she just might like it.

I love the fact that Cole’s females are always as bad ass as the males in her stories. Myst had fallen for Nikolai when she heard tales of him as a human warlord so now that he was an immortal warlord she’s impressed even more. It’s been foretold that her true match in battle will be the one she falls for and Nikolai is just that man. The electricity (no pun intended) between the two of them is insane! Myst uses men as weapons in war and Nikolai starts off as just any other until he tries to win her over by vowing to her as no vampire or man has ever before.

I’ve loved the IAD series from the start and it was amazing to get another sneak peek into their world!

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I love stories that pull form Native American legends and Larissa Ione’s MoonBound Clan Vampire Series does not disappoint!

Lobo has been ostracized for years by the MoonBound clan due to his heritage; skinwalkers are shunned and frowned upon in the vampire world. When he has no hope left, he finds a near-death wolf, Tehya, and their bond becomes so strong and keeps them both alive. Years laters when Tehya is shot by poachers, Lobo risks it all to save her again. He knows the only way she can survive is if the MoonBound clan steps in. What he didn’t count on was that her injury would force her to shift back in to her human form; one he didn’t know existed.

Tehya and Lobo’s willingness to save one another throughout their journey reminds me a of old tales of how true love can overcome all obstacles. I’ve only read the first book in this series but I know that book 2 will soon be on my reading list!

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One of my queens! I love anything and everything by Gena Showalter and this short story back into the world of the Otherworld Assassins Series does not disappoint.

Lilica Swan and her two sisters were born in a lab and experimented on their whole lives for their handful of otherworld abilities. Lilac, dubbed Lady Wicked, has made it her mission to survive and never back down so she can protect and save her sisters. But when Alien Investigation Agent Dallas Gutierrez steps in and throws temptation in her face, her plan goes haywire.

The last thing Dallas expected was the temptress of his dreams to be a real and tangible prisoner caught in a war on disease in the new world. Lilica and Dallas can hardly fight the strong pull between them, especially when Lilica discovers that Dallas is her mate and at their bond goes far deeper than the one with her sisters. Dallas has to decide between his loyalty to his job and the love of his life.

My favorite part of this story was the fact that Lilica and Dallas had so many telepathic conversations and sensations to one another. The pull between these two was unbelievably strong and sensual. I missed the Otherworld Assassins series so much!!!

Until next review!!! Happy Bingeing Beauties!

xoxo Nalla

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IMMORTAL NIGHTS – A Lynsay Sands Reviw

**ARC received from Edelweiss for an honest review**

The Argeneau Series was where my romance reading really began. (Lynsay Sands and Katie MacAlister were my first obsessions!) Lynsay Sands has one of the greatest explanations for vampirism (or immortals in this case) that I have ever come across and I love telling fellow romance readers about her! I got to read Dante’s and Tomasso’s books back to back and Tomasso may be my favorite of the twins.

Tomasso is held captive in a cargo hold by an evil doctor/scientist’s crazy henchmen. Little do they know that Abigail is in the back hiding from them as well after they’ve hired her best friend, Jet, on an “emergency” flight.

We go from airplane, to stranded on an island, to island villas as Abigail and Tomasso repeatedly have to rescue one another. Tomasso’s inner dialogue was so passionate about Abigail and her ability to stay calm under pressure and her ingenuity to survive. I love seeing the male character in novels become dependent not the female character and admire her for it; rather than admonish her for thinking him weak.

Abigail struggles throughout most of the book with waking up in different locations. If you don’t read the Argeneau Series that won’t make sense to you. But if you do..hooo boy you know why! ….Ok non-readers I’ll let you in on a secret. In Sands’ world, the immortals have one true life mate that they cannot control or read their mind. This makes them a perfect pair (among other things that I won’t go into detail about). One of the benefits of life mates however is shared pleasure. That’s right…they can feel one another’s pleasure. And when it gets to the breaking point? They pass out from it! Trust me this makes for some hilarious scenes. When you go to read just pay attention to blood bags….its one of the best scenes in the book.

Abigail and Tomasso also discover how similar the two of them are when it comes time for Tomasso to reveal what he truly is; immortal. Abigail’s years of studying to become a doctor lead her to figuring out, mostly, how Tomasso’s family are all immortal and all the side effects it causes. Not only are both of them strong and supportive of one another; they both realize that the other is interested in science and how things work. Once again the life mate bond is reinforced.

As usual others from the Argeneau clan enter the picture near the end of our story; including the newly life-mated Dante and Mary (also a great story!). As always Lucian and Marguerite have their appearances. And it seems the match maker Marguerite has a plan for Jet…… can’t wait to see what happens in the future!

Until next review!!! Happy Bingeing Beauties!

xoxo Nalla

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#BookishBox – August 2016

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Hello Beauties! It’s time for a #BookishBox review! Today its the August 2016 Fairy Tales Box.

Lets start with the Appraising Pages t-shirt (9/10 is always my favorite part)! I love this font they use!! I need to find it. This quote is beautiful and awe inspiring. Makes sense as it comes from Sarah J. Maas‘ A Court of Mist and Fury. I am so behind on needing to read this book! But from what I’ve seen online and from LOVING the Throne of Glass series, i have no doubt it’ll impress. They’ve also included some cute Disney post it’s with the quote:

“Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

Love the Peter Pan necklace that is from Bookish Box! So dainty and cute. I’m not one for big jewelry so this is definitely staying in my collection. I also now want to go watch Hook…

Lexy Olivia’s Beauty and the Beast bookmark….Oh My God. This thing is so damn pretty. First of all B&TB is my all time favorite Disney story besides Pocahontas (because duh she had a tattoo!). This watercolor and script bookmark is honestly the prettiest bookmark I have had the pleasure of owning. Check out her shop; I know I’ll be purchasing some more bookmarks!

Evie Seo’s Cinder inspired mug…Evie has some of my favorite book lover pieces on Society 6 and i’ve already purchased a little zipper much myself. Definitely go check it out. Although I haven’t read Cinder, this mug is gorgeous and matches some of the art in my planner!

Interested in #TheBookishBox? This monthly subscription box is for stylish bookworms. Click here to subscribe with the #NallaReads discount!

This month’s box review will be posted next weekend! Until next time…

XOXO Nalla

September Reviews Addition!

IMMORTAL NIGHTS – Lynsay Sands

RELEASE DATE: 9/20

In a sizzling new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, an impulsive rescue pairs a sexy immortal with the woman made to be his for eternity.

Abigail Forsythe’s life hasn’t been easy lately. Still, if there’s one thing guaranteed to take her mind off an empty bank account and abandoned dreams, it’s a naked man locked in a plane’s cargo hold. A very big, incredibly gorgeous naked man. And when instinct prompts her to free him, Abigail must rely on this stranger for survival…a stranger who leaves her thrumming with need every time they touch.

Tomasso Notte knows he’s found his life mate in Abigail. Now he just has to hold on to her. They’re miles from civilization, hunted by his kidnappers. Abigail has no idea of Tomasso’s abilities, or of how intensely pleasurable their unique connection can be. But he’s about to show her, beginning with one wild, hot, immortal night…

#LITFULREADS – August 2016

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Whooo lordy! I was so excited when Appraising Pages announced they were releasing a romance themed subscription box! I patiently waited and waited for them to ship out and IT WAS WORTH IT! BEAULITFULREADS IS HERE!

First of all COLLEEN HOOVER‘S IT ENDS WITH US! I hadn’t bought the book yet as I have so many of her books in my to-be-read pile and didn’t want to start in a weird place. My best girl has been persuading me for a long time to get in to her and let me say… if her writing is anything like her social media persona (and her fans reactions to her books)… I am in for a WILD ride. I have been seeing this book everywhere. And I’m stoked she’s mine! Also, hello, look at that gorgeous cover. It’s even better in person.

Cherry Pit Crafts‘s Harry Potter AMORTENTIA POTION Bubble Bath is so adorable. Any Potterhead will appreciate this lovely potion for their bath. I know I’ll be using it soon as it smells divine!

Doodles by Christina’s romance inspired mug is also an instant fave! The black and grey drawing depicting the phrase “Romance Isn’t Dead” is classic. As a huge reader and supporter of romance novels this baby will be proudly displayed (and probably used to house some of the bookmark collection) in the library! (That has yet to be put together… #MovingIsTimeConsuming). Be sure to check out her other art (psst…there’s some Colleen Hoover book inspired ones).

Last but not least: With this box’s release, Beaulitful Reads was able to donate $500 to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. As a survivor, this made my heart ache with joy to know that readers and book lovers were able to lend a helping hand. Purchasers of the August box received two beautiful Brave & Bold postcards.

Remember: For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

Interested in my other subscription box: #TheBookishBox? Also from Appraising Pages, this monthly subscription box is for stylish bookworms. Click here to subscribe with the #NallaReads discount!

Cannot wait for the September box!

XOXO Nalla

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Thank you to everyone that participated! A winner has been chosen and will receive email notification via the email they used to sign up! So glad these babies are getting a new home!

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