Ascension Saga: 4 (Interstellar Brides® Program: Ascension Saga)

Faith Jones is an Earth girl…and she’s not.
She’s half Aleran. And not just any half – a royal half.
Her mother is the queen, her sister is the heir, and her twin is determined to kill every alien on the planet if that’s what it takes to find their kidnapped mother.

Faith’s job is to hide her identity and infiltrate the Jax family household to discover who betrayed them and ordered a hit on their lives. Faith thinks she’s got it all under control, until she meets Lord Jax’s oldest son, Thordin. He’s sexy. He’s hot as hell. And the first time he sees her, he tells her the one thing she absolutely does not want to hear…Mine!

Her head says no, but her body? Well, that wanton traitor seems to have a mind of its own.

I usually read just about everything Grace writes and this one no exception. I love the characters and the strong women. The sex scenes are steamy and abundant. What I didn’t care for where how short the stories were and how the stories would just stop only to pick up on the next book. Why not just take the time to write a complete story of each sister and continue the saga, not make it incredibly short stories. To pay $2.99 for 97 pages that only took me 2hrs to read, not going to pay that again. I’m done with this saga. I don’t care how it ends. I’m not paying $2.99 + for such short stories. It’s a shame because I really liked these books too. – Amazon Customer (Verified Purchase)

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.

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A Sassy Wedding (Sassy Mates series Book 3.7)

An Alpha and his BBW finally get their walk down the aisle…

Time to revisit Jordan and Aric.

With everyone in Vegas for a girl’s week, Jordan’s stress level goes through the roof with wedding plans, until Aric decides to take matters into his own hands.

Read about what he does to help Jordan with the wedding. And then, see what happens when Jordan comes face to face with her past.

She shook her head. “I don’t think she really wants a man to walk her down the aisle. It’s symbolic. Jordan has spoken of her mother so many times. She said it didn’t hurt so much that her father didn’t want her as much as knowing her mother was so quick to abandon her. When your father and I finally got married, I chose to ask my mother. She was the one person who encouraged me to be with the man I loved.”

Aric turned to Barbara. “You.”

She blinked. “Me what, son?”

He grinned. For once he had come up with something before his mother. “You can walk her down the aisle. She loves you more than her real parents. Hell, she said she wishes constantly you were her real mother.”

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Milly Taiden loves to write sexy stories. How sexy? So sexy they will surely make your ereader sizzle. Usually paranormal or contemporary, her stories are a great quick way to satisfy your craving for fun heroines with curves and sexy alphas with fur.

Milly lives in New York City with her hubby, their boy child and their little dog “Needy Speedy”. She’s aware she’s bossy, is addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn’t, right?) and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

She loves to meet new readers!

Spring Cleaning at the Blog!

I came across an interesting blog post on Pinterest a couple of days ago. The title was simply “7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Blog”. Reading it made me realize that this was something I needed to do.

I looked back at the posts I’ve made. Now, to be honest, there were a number of posts that I had intended to make a regular feature. Others were “spur of the moment” type of posts.

So, I plan to reorganize the categories first. My usage of them has gotten a bit sloppy so it’s time to clean those up.

Next I want to refocus the posts. I started out planning on book series that were still actively being added to. I still plan on those, but there are a few other ones that I want to do.

Finally, I plan to renew some of the oldest posts. I’ve learned a lot about blogging since I started. I want to incorporate that in my reviews.

Save a Horse, Ride a Dragon: MacAllen Clan (Dragon Guard Series Book 33)

Grab your hat and boots and head for the desert, ‘cause this lady’s claiming her Dragon and nothin’ will ever be the same.

On her “Eat, Pray, Love” soul-searching journey across the country with noting but her radio blastin’, the top rolled down, and her trusty red Jeep named Daisy Mae, Dax may have bitten off more than she can chew this time.

Bright red hair and a smile that darn near knocks him on his butt, the woman stuck on the side of the road is a wild filly J.D. would love to tame, but then again, she’s absolutely perfect just the way she is.

The desert’s hot but this couple’s hotter, not to mention the raised-from-the-dead Medicine Man who’s hell bent on bathing his special little precious in their blood. Talk about prickly as a cactus!

The Great Creator and the Universe don’t make mistakes and Fate Will Not Be Denied, but the flames of Destiny are hotter than ever before.

Wanting to see her smile just one more time before the ride home, J.D. looked forward and headed towards his tan and black filly named Sugar, asking the one question he was sure would get a rise outta Dax. “Ever ride a horse before?” “Ride a horse? Cowboy, I am a Horse. “Mills, Julia. Save a Horse, Ride a Dragon: MacAllen Clan (Dragon Guard Series Book 33). Kindle Edition.


Okay, you gotta love how this author begs, borrows, and grabs characters from just about any mythology out there! This one kept me laughing from one end to the other. thanks for the enjoyable read!

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks.

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!

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Ascension Saga: 3 (Interstellar Brides®: Ascension Saga)

Although Trinity grew up on Earth, she’s Aleran. She’s been chosen by the artificial intelligence that bestows special gifts upon those deemed worthy. She’s been chosen to rule. To lead the planet and avoid the rising tides of war.

Leo is hers. She feels the truth every time he touches her. But enemies hunt them, her sisters are off on dangerous missions of their own, the queen is still missing, and in the royal court, nothing is what is seems…

  • Finally, the end of Trinity’s story. It does pick up where part two ended, but in order to get right back into the feel of the story, I would recommend re-reading the first two parts or at least skimming them prior to diving in. Grace is a master of storyline and characterization ( not to mention the heat!!!) ; I’m just really disappointed by her decision to adapt a cliffhanger format after 20+ successful books without using this crutch. Yes, others have used it, but it is usually used by authors trying to develop a readership not established authors. I definitely downgraded my review based on cliffhanger format. I feel the story lost momentum due to format. Still love author but just go ahead and be honest about price increase for your work and drop cliffhanger format, please!!! The completed book would be worth it!
  • The third in the Ascension saga, Trinity and Leo’s story. This is not a stand alone book, Trinity is protecting the throne on Alera with Leo by her side while the search for her mother, the queen, is still underway. A huge ball for Trinity is not helping, and trying to figure out who is an ally and who is an enemy. What was an enemy is now an ally, and more enemies keep coming. Now Leo, with the help of his father and the queen’s guard must find Trinity. While Trinity is trying to keep the throne safe, her sisters Faith and Destiny are on their own trying to get clues as to the location of their mother. I love this series, and although the ending is a HEA, you are left with many unanswered questions. Faith’s story is next, hopefully we will get some answers, though I doubt it. The saga has nine books and they are only published to book 5. I hope that Grace Goodwin gets the rest of the series done soon…..I do not like to be left hanging.

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.

Unexpectedly Mated: (Sassy Mates Book 3)

After years of lusting over Jake Wolfe, Nicole finally got a taste of the dirty-talking bad boy. During the scenting ceremony, he showed her how explosive things can be between them. But Nicole doesn’t do love. She doesn’t even know what love is. So how can she know if a relationship with Jake would be the right path to take?

Jake Wolfe wants Nic more than his next breath. She’s curvy, mouthy and so hot his blood boils just thinking of her. But Nic’s been keeping him at a distance. And Jake is tired of her games. One fateful trip to Sin City and all bets are off.

After a fun night of drinking, Nic wakes up married to Jake and with a second shifter wanting her for himself. She’ll have to finally face the feelings she has or shut them out forever. Their newly formed bond will either allow her to open her heart to love or leave Jake without a mate to call his own.

What I Thought:

Great continuation of the story. Gotta love this group of friends. They stick together through thick and thin. Looking forward to reading more.

Hi! I’m Milly Taiden. I love to write sexy stories featuring fun, sassy heroines with curves and growly alpha males with fur. My books are a great way to satisfy your craving for paranormal romance with action, humor, suspense and happily ever afters.

I live in Florida with my hubby, our kids, and our fur children Speedy, Stormy, and Teddy. Yes, I am aware I’m bossy, and I am addicted to chocolate and cake.
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Three ways to score Free Books!

It’s no secret, most book bloggers read a lot of advance review books. It’s a win-win situation, really. The author gets reviews posted on the day of release and the bloggers get books to blog about. Sometimes it’s the publishing company handling the ARC team, sometimes it’s the author themselves doing the work. There are also some groups that do the work, acting as a middleman between the publisher/author and the reviewer. The question is, “How do I cash in on these free books”? Actually, that part is easy. It just takes a little work on your part.

So, let’s start with what might be the simplest, the author. A couple of tips for you:

  1. Pick an author that you really like. No sense in choosing one you only sorta like!
  2. Make sure you’ve reviewed a few of their books before contacting them.
  3. Gather the URL for several reviews before you write to them.

Now, start your email. Most authors have several ways that they can be contacted. Make sure you include links to several of your reviews of their work. I have to admit that my first author that I approached was Anna Lowe. I had initially received an ARC copy of Desert Moon from a now defunct publisher. I enjoyed the book so much that I asked her directly about reviewing for her. Contact Made!

Another source of ARC books is the publisher themselves. This was how I received my first ARC copies. That particular publisher isn’t in business anymore but it did give me a start. In case this is something you are interested in, sign up for their newsletter. This is a good way to get acquainted with the authors that they work with. Take the same steps I recommended, make sure you’ve reviewed some of the authors, gather the URLs and be polite!

The last one, to my way of thinking, is the easiest. This one involves websites that specialize in getting authors and reviewers together. I can think of three right off the bat, Netgallery, Booksprout, and Book Sirens. Before we go any further, I’m not getting any money for highlighting these people.

NetGalley is an innovative and easy-to-use online service and connection point for book publishers, reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, bloggers and educators.

NetGalley delivers digital galleys, often called advance reading copies, or ARCs, to professional readers and helps promote new and upcoming titles. Professional readers–reviewers, media, journalists, bloggers, librarians, booksellers and educators–can join and use NetGalley at no cost.

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Dragon Passions: Three fiery & suspenseful paranormal romances!

Discover your next hot alpha hero in this unforgettable volume of steamy & suspenseful paranormal romance! Each story puts the “hero” back into “heroine” and introduces a rich story world, from the tropical Hawaii of Magnum, PI to the shady shifter side of Paris, the City of Lights. Sizzling romance and hot military heroes guaranteed!

In Lure of the Dragon, Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters know the rules: Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes Kai’s heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?

In Rebel Dragon, Special Forces vet Connor Hoving’s whole future — and that of his brothers — depends on acing his new job as head of security at an exclusive seaside estate. But Connor can barely get his inner dragon to focus with alluring, off-limits Jenna around. Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his true love’s life is on the line?

And in Fire Maidens: Paris, dragon shifter Tristan Chevalier is appointed bodyguard to his destined mate. The problem? Natalie is absolutely, positively off-limits despite the smoldering desire they both feel. Worse, every shifter in Paris has set their sights on her, from bloodthirsty vampires to power-hungry dragons and jealous rivals. For Tristan, it’s the test of a lifetime, and the outcome will affect the fortunes of an entire city.

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Anna Lowe loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She loves dogs, sports, and travel – and letting those inspire her fiction. On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

Dragon Her Home: Paranormal Dating Agency (Dragon Guard Series Book 37)

Cutoff from his Clan with his Dragon unresponsive, time was up. There was only one choice – go down fighting and take as many of the bastards with him as Dragonly possible.

Waiting for the Executioner to claim his life, he stood at the ready. Refusing to waver under the weight of his chains, time stood still…

A flash of scales, burning emerald in the darkness, a memory of pain and loss…then nothing. Freed from his bonds, the cage door open, Stone found himself completely and totally alone. No captors. No Executioner. No liberator. Absolutely no one.

Who had released him? Could it honestly have been…? No, it just wasn’t possible. The dead don’t come back just to unlock the door…do they?

Then who? And where had he or she gone? As a matter of fact, where were the Overlords? Where was the other Dragon he knew was being tortured? What the hell was going on?

The hunt is on. There’s no time to waste. Stone will move Heaven and Earth and more than a ton of snow to find the answers and save the only person who matters. Draggin’ her home may not be the answer, but standin’ by her side is what he’s meant to do.

“He’s gonna need you…” Gerri’s words still rung in her head. “Rough, tough, and bad-to-the-bone, with the inability to ask anyone for help even when the hot breath of Death is breathin’ down his neck. That’s your Mate, all wrapped up in a scaly, hard-to-crack, lovable-as-a-porcupine nutshell.”

“Wow, he sounds great,” she grumped sarcastically. “All that awesomeness and he’s a Dragon to boot.” Once again irritated at having her future mapped out for her, Annika watched wisps of her breath dance in the sub-zero breeze as she repeated aloud the exact argument, she’d given the renowned Matchmaker – who also happened to be her Godmother – in person less than a month ago.

“It’s not like I’m not a tad hardheaded myself.” Her chuckle was choppy, almost brittle in its delivery, just another sign that neither Vixen or woman liked being told what to do. “Some might even say too pragmatic for my own good,” she scoffed, mimicking Gerri’s tone and accent. “And now I find out that my true Fated Mate is from a race known for their high-handed arrogance and inability to compromise. It’s even been said that they are infamous for…” “Loyalty, faithfulness, devotion, and following their Mates into the very Pits of Hell if necessary, to keep the other half of their soul safe. They are the Universe’s Chosen Warriors for a reason. She does not make mistakes, my dear.”

Mills, Julia. Dragon Her Home: Paranormal Dating Agency (Dragon Guard Series Book 37) . MTW Press. Kindle Edition.

Ascension Saga: 2 (Interstellar Brides®: Ascension Saga)

Leoron of Alera has learned the truth about his new mate’s identity, but landed in the hands of her enemies. The time for secrets is over…

  • Three more spires have been lit in the Citadel giving the Alerans proof that the queen is not the last descendant of the ancients that built it. More details of what has been happening on Alera while the queen has been in hiding come to light. There are some surprise cameos that really bring the scope of what is happening into full focus. -Bookworm555
  • The continuing story of Trinity, now on Alera, claiming the throne until she can find her mother, with Leo by her side. She is in the middle of deceit and lies and others trying to get the throne. Part of her gaining entrance and the magic of the Alerian crown lets her see lies. Her sisters hid their appearances so they are out getting information for her. Leo is her mate but in keeping the plan in place he is only her guard to everyone else. Trinity feels so alone, she made her royal appearance and now is laying in the queens bed naked and someone has just crawled in behind her. It is not Leo. Now for part 3…..
  • I love how this picks up right where the first part left off. Leo is proven how loyal he is to not only his mate but his duty as a guard too. Trinity is out to find her mom the queen and show she is a strong leader. Now that her Ardor somewhat under control Trinity is going to find out who is behind taking her mother. I love how Destiny and Faith are hidden in plain sight helping look for clues. Leo and Trinity are still hot and heavy in this one. I love this series so far and so can’t wait for more to come.

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.

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