Blog Tour: End Game By Emersyn Vallis

Once upon time, there were two girls living their lives completely unaware of one another and the dangerous game they had been placed in…
Until Fate found them…
Fate saved them, made them stronger & with time, Fate brought them together to become friends rather than enemies…
Until a cruel Queen made her move, threatened the Knight,
And an innocent Pawn was sacrificed…
Now the game is in our hands…
Fate might have set us up for this… but we control the moves now…
And we have our own plan.
Revenge.
If you have not read the previous books in this series, please make sure that you do not just because you will need to know what has been happening but because this has become one of my favorite series that I have read this year so far.
You remember all of the things that made you laugh in the previous books?  The banter, the sass and smart ass remarks?  You remember the element of suspense that has drawn you in since the very first book, you know, what has kept you reading the Fate series since it drew you in during the first book?  Yes, you do?  Good then be prepared for even more when you read End Game

I am going to make this review short and sweet because I do not want to give absolutely anything away but I will say that Emersyn Vallis has ended this series perfectly.  I got hooked since book one when I originally began the series for review and I stayed hooked up until the final sentence, the final word.  I hope that we get more addicting series from Emersyn Vallis in the future because she has cemented me as a fan for life.  So go grab End Game and be prepared to not want to put it down once you start.
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Emersyn Vallis is a first time author with Adjournment being the first book in the Fated Series. Currently residing on the east coast with her husband and three children she is typically mistaken for being quiet and reserved her friends often describe her as a spastic spider monkey and always the first to be there with her quick wit to pull you back up when you’re feeling down. After reading as a hobby for most of her life it wasn’t until she had discovered R. L. Mathewson’s ‘Neighbor from Hell Series’ and Tara Sivec’s ‘Playing with Fire Series’ that she came up with the idea to fuse comedy and suspense together and her passion for writing was born.

 
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Emersyn Vallis is definitely an Author I will be watching for and can’t wait to read more from her. ~ Swoon Worthy Books
Emersyn has done it again. I liked Adjournment but I loved Hanging Pawns and I for one can not wait for book three in the Fate series. Emersyn is fastly becomming my favourite indie author. ~ Amazon Customer
Emersyn Vallis has done a wonderful job on the Fate Series. Adjournment, Hanging Pawns, and now Sacrifice are definitely in my definite recommend list, and re-read list for 2014/2015 ~ Amazon Customer
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Review: Sacrifice (Fate series #3) By Emersyn Vallis

For years my life was in a state of Adjournment… 

Fate had constructed a plan to push me away… to save me…

There was a danger I never knew existed, one I had never sensed. 

My family positioned themselves around me. 

Like Hanging Pawns, they shielded me from it and I lived blissfully unaware… until now.

Now, I know there are rules to this game…

Sacrifices to be made in order to get to End Game.

What would I Sacrifice for one more moment… one last look? Touch? Kiss? 

The answer is simple… 

Everything.


First off if you haven’t read Adjournment or Hanging Pawns then seriously please read them first and then come back and read my review for Sacrifice, please.
Okay, let me take a moment and allow my very famous temper to scream out “Are you freaking kidding me right now come on damn it don’t leave me hanging like this!”  Okay while we are aware that the first two books have left us with cliff hangers, they didn’t get me this worked up as the ending of Sacrifice has.  Son of a bitch I threw my kindle across the room this time, luckily the author is one I love so I may find it in my heart to forgive her, maybe, well someday oh alright I will forgive her this time.
Now that my temper tantrum is over with I shall proceed.  Remember the funniness, angst and those questions we still have from the previous books?  Well more answers are given, this is another funny and angsty read.  We get more of Simon and Sydney and I loved every word that I read.  I am not going to go into detail because just in case you didn’t take my warning up top seriously I don’t want to spoil it for you.  Just know that if you didn’t love Simon before you will now, or at least I love him more because I already loved him.

I am beginning to think this author just can’t write a bad book because in my opinion, Sacrifice has not only topped both of the other books but blew them away with a force so destructive you can’t believe it.  Alright, maybe that is a tab bit of an overstatement but seriously it really did exceed the first two books.  I can’t wait for the fourth book to release.

Review: Hanging Pawns (Fate Series #2) By: Emersyn Vallis

We all have choices in life… paths to take… roads to follow….

It’s on those journeys that Fate finds us and takes us where we need to be… Without a second glance we can be taken away from things we know… people we love and given a new life… 

One that can change us… save us…

What would you do if Fate dropped you at a crossroads? 

Would you go back? 

Or would you run like hell the other way?


Hanging Pawns is the second book in the Fate series but in a way it should have been a prequel. It will help answer some questions you may have had when you finished reading Adjournment.   Now don’t misunderstand that statement, it is not a prequel but could have been, yeah I think I may be getting a little bit confusing so I shall move on.
This time we have the story of Mea and Josh, who we first meet in Adjournment.  I love a sweet and sassy heroine, and Mea fits that description perfectly.  She didn’t have the best life, but walking away from it and finding people like Morgan and Molly made her true sassy, sweet and funny self come forward.  Josh, all I am going to say about Josh is that he is the perfect match for Mea and I loved him.

At times you will find that the first book in a new series is amazing and then the following books either don’t measure up or are just a disappointment all together.  This is not the case with Hanging Pawns, if anything if is even better and just proves that Emersyn Vallis isn’t a one book wonder, but an author that we all need to keep on our radar because I am seeing great things in our future if the rest of the books in this series  continue to be this addicting.

Review: Adjournment (Fate Series #1) By Emersyn Vallis

When Sidney Chandler chooses to leave home she walks away from her life as she knows it… her family… 

Him… 


She stepped back, allowing them all to heal… move on… live without her… 


Now at the age of twenty nine and almost a decade behind her, she is a master of disguise. Long gone is the timid girl who lived blinded by the ideas of love. 


Until fate decides to intervene and the one man she has struggled to evade at all costs is pushed back into her life. He knows the real girl behind the façade, only he can pull her out of her self-imposed exile… breathing life back into her cold, protected heart. 
Fate will do what fate wants and Sidney’s choices are no longer her own… but were they ever really hers to begin with?


Adjournment starts off slowly, I almost put it down because it took me a little while to really get into it but once I did I couldn’t put it down.  Be prepared to go on an emotional rollercoaster ride.  One minute you will be laughing, the next you will wish you could heal past hurts.  There is the perfect balance of everything I love about a book, there was hilarity, angst, a bit of mystery, and of course steamy sex.  That balance is hard to make perfect but the author nailed it.  Simon and Sydney may be the main characters but even the secondary characters have a presence in the book that takes it up a notch.

I am very impressed that this is the author’s first book, it usually takes an author a while before they find the correct formula to paint the picture of the story where the reader is able to easily picture it in their mind.  Emersyn Vallis has impressed me with not just her writing style, but also with her ability to write a story that hooks you and leaves you wanting more.  I think that people won’t be disappointed if they pick up Adjournment, just remember give it a chance, once it gets it’s hooks into you don’t plan on doing anything else but reading until you finish because you will not want to stop for even a minute.

Review: Freakn’ Cougar by Eve Langlais

So, this time we’re back with the main family. The snarky family. The family that doesn’t let anything go. They’re freakn’ awesome. This time around we have Stu. He’s being arrested by the lovely Patricia. We met her in an earlier story. Stu is being arrested in order to help figure out who is killing shifters in prison. In order to do that, he’s going undercover with another shifter. They both figure out that Patricia is their mate. So, now Stu has to share his mate with another man. He’s not thrilled.
Patricia is reluctant to believe that she has not only one mate but two. See, she was already mated and lost her mate. Why would fate give her another one or two?
I really liked this story. We have two men who are vying for Patricia’s attention. They’re in prison to figure out who’s killing shifters and they’re trying so hard to seduce a woman who doesn’t want to be seduced.
The added tension of the mystery surrounding the murders enhances the story. Add in the fact they’re seducing her while in prison just makes it that much better. The creativity they came up with to find private places was great.
Oh and the name of the book is perfect. Patricia is older than both Ricky and Stu! She’s a cougar shifter and she’s a cougar! Rawr!

All around this was another homerun by Eve Langlais!

Blog Tour: Home Court Advantage


The Home Court Advantage picks up where we previously left Gabrielle, Braden and the rest of this hilarious gang. This book is just as freakin hilarious and sexy as The Law of Attraction was, if not more. The antics in and out of the court room had me in tears from laughing so hard. Thank god I had already had my baby because if not I would have peed my pants for sure from laughing while picturing everything that was occurring in this book. You have the crazy defendants that Gabrielle is defending while up against Braden in Court, the judge whose commentary in Court sometimes even funnier than the cases themselves, a bunch of UFO chasers and crazy family members and friends.

Gabrielle and Braden have one hot and sexy relationship that’s for sure and it has only gotten hotter as time goes on, can you say jury deliberation room anyone? Braden could work his case on me in there any day *sigh*. Gabrielle is determined to find out who those notes are from and isn’t afraid to drag the entire gang along to participate in her crazy and hilarious antics. They have more than just a physical connection though, its an all around perfect fit with these two.
I absolutely cannot get enough of this series. It is more than just sex and romance, it is so damn funny too. I can’t wait to read the rest of this series just so I can continue to laugh my ass off with this gang. N.M. Silber has made me a huge fan of this series. If you are looking for something that has romance, comedy, a little mystery and will make you cry from laughing so hard, well then this series is for you. Trust me, pick it up, put it on your TBR list, just go and get it, believe me you won’t regret it.

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Once upon a time … N.M. Silber was a criminal defense attorney who got up each morning, donned her power suit and sensible pumps, downed a gallon of coffee and set out to “fight the good fight” while trying to not go insane. Having a dark sense of humor and a sarcastic wit helped — a lot. Another thing that helped was reading. As escapism was the goal, she liked to read romance novels, especially really funny ones and really sexy ones. Then one day something beautiful happened — she read one that was both funny and sexy at the same time. She hung up her power suit, put away her sensible pumps, and moved her coffee mug to her computer. Now she writes funny and smutty romance novels herself and she lives happily ever after.
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Review: Luca’s Magic Embrace by Kym Grosso

Luca’s Magic Embrace picks up right after Kade’s Dark Embrace ends. Luca’s been captured, silvered and drained. He’s on the verge of dying. He’s makes one final attempt to contact Kade. Kade and his mate, Sydney, save Luca.
Now, Luca’s going after Samantha. She’s in danger and she’s left the safety of the coven. He’s off to bring her back to New Orleans to keep her safe.
Luca and Samantha embark on an adventure to find who captured Luca and is threatening Samantha. It’s a race against time.
Samantha and Luca were amazing together. They had a deep connection, a spark that really added to their interactions. The passion they felt for each other led into all other parts of their lives.
I enjoyed watching Luca fall in love again after hundreds of years. Seeing him fall for a human after vowing to never fall one. The fact that Samantha is now a witch doesn’t matter to Luca. She’s still human and he won’t love a human.
Samantha has had her life ripped away from her. She’s been kidnapped, forced to do who knows what, had God only knows what done to her. She’s also lost her human life and now has magic flowing through her veins. On top of all that, she has someone threatening her. The wonderful thing about Samantha was how real she felt to me. She had moments of vulnerability, tears, and weakness. But no matter how she was feeling, she dealt and pushed forward. This is what happens to most people. She showed feeling and an inner strength.
Luca was an amazing person for Samantha. He protected her, loved her, made her feel safe. Let her know, no matter what he would accept her and love her. She was free to be herself and explore everything.
The mystery and suspense of who kidnapped Luca and was threatening Samantha added an extra layer to this story. I liked that people were not always what they seemed. There was nothing to overtly alert me to who all the players in the story were.

We have a new problem with the Immortals of New Orleans. This problem will continue in the next story Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves. I’m looking forward to finding out how Tristan falls, who he falls for and how they resolve the newest problem for the Immortals!
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Review: Strictly Business by Lisa Eugene

Strictly Business by Lisa Eugene is anything BUT Strictly Business!
Nina Henley has dedicated her life to her profession. She’s an ER doctor and damn good one. She up for promotion, she’s dedicated and she cares.
Then she meets Wade Connolly, a medical malpractice lawyer. He comes to the ER one night, needing medical care. There, he meets Nina. Things happen in the ER room that rivals Grey’s Anatomy!
Wade is investigating a case and before he knows it, Nina is involved. He’s attracted to her and he wants to protect her. Nina thinks he’s a womanizer who’s just using him.
I really liked this story. We had some suspense and a bit of mystery. The passion and attraction between Wade and Nina were hot. Nina and Wade are both lovable and come across as real people, not just story book characters. There was some doubt on the part of Nina, justifiably so, but it didn’t overpower the rest of the story.
I do wish we had gotten more of Wade’s inner workings. We got enough to know him but I would have liked a bit more from his standpoint.
At one point in the story I started to think the mystery of the case had been dropped off. Nothing was said about the case for a while, but we did eventually come back around to it. I was surprised at the outcome of the mystery. That was not one I was expecting.

Lisa Eugene is a new author to me, but I will be checking out her next boo Steal My Heart. This time around we have an OR nurse and an Ex-Navy SEAL. We all know I love a man in (or out of) uniform!

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Review: Midnight Secrets (Wildfire #1) by Ella Grace

Hooked I tell. I was hooked from the very beginning!
The story started when the 18 years ago. 18 years ago when their lives were changed forever. Then we got a glimpse into their lives again 8 short years later when they were 18, young and in love. Fast forward to 10 years later. It’s time to pay the piper for those mistakes made when they were 18. Time to heal old wounds, find loves lost and find the truth.
Savvy Wilde is from one of the wealthiest families in Midnight, Alabama. Zach Tanner is from the wrong side of town. He’s the poor boy that always in trouble. He even gets blamed for stuff he didn’t do! When Savvy is 18, he saves her. Savvy’s always loved Zach and now he’s her hero. What follows is a short, sweet summer love story. Then it all falls apart.
10 years later Savvy is back in Midnight. She’s on vacation. Zach is back too. Now he’s the sheriff. Their paths cross. Passion flares. But forgiveness and trust are not so easily given again. 18 years ago Savvy Wilde’s life was changed forever. 10 years ago it was changed again and so was Zach’s. 
I loved this story. I loved the way it was written. We didn’t just hear about what happened to them, we lived it. Well, we lived most of it. Some secrets were kept. Big secrets. Life-altering secrets. Watching Zach and Savvy fall in love all over again was fun. Zach was relentless. He knew he wanted Savvy Wilde and he was determined to get her. 
Time for some wooing! During all of this, they’re solving an 18 year old murder, and a rash of vandalism around town. Secrets the people of Midnight thought were long buried are being drug up again.
I’m ready to go back to Midnight! I need more!
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Review: Relentless Seduction by Jillian Burns

Mardi Gras in New Orleans….Anything goes….at least until someone goes missing. Claire is the good-girl. The microbiologist who always does what she’s supposed to do, brainiac, dedicated to her work……boring. Julia is her wild-child best friend who goes missing in the French Quarter. Her last known location…..a bar called Once Bitten.
Rafe owns and runs Once Bitten. He caters to those who are the edge of society. The vampire wannabes. When Claire comes in asking about her friend, he steps in to help her, against his better judgement.
I enjoyed the mystery and suspense of looking for Julia and then the attempt to save her once they found her. Rafe was an enigma. He didn’t want to get involved but he couldn’t help himself. He felt compelled to help Claire and as he did, he started to fall for her. He was leery of falling for her because no one ever sticks around. They always leave. It was fun to watch Rafe fight with his inner demons to reach out to Claire. He was often an ass to her. A defense mechanism.
Claire was interesting as well. She realized how boring her life back in Boston was. She slowly realized that she wasn’t living life, she was existing. Rafe brought out the best in her. She took Rafe’s hurtful words in stride. They hurt her, but she also began to realize why he acted like that. She didn’t lash out at him and wasn’t a bitch, but she also wasn’t a doormat to him. She had an inner strength that really came through in hear search for Julia.
New Orleans proved to be an interesting backdrop for this story. I loved the talk of voodoo and vampires. As I was reading it took me a while to figure out if they were real vampires or wannabe vampires. In either case, it made the story more interesting and the plot more dangerous.
This was my first book by Jillian Burns and I look forward to reading more from her.
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