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Spotlight: Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry

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NOWHERE BUT HERE Synopsis

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible 

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They’re the good guys. They protect people. They’re…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club’s most respected member—is in town, he’s gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it’s his shot at his dream. What he doesn’t count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

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Katie McGarry Bio

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON,  BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

Links: Website/Twitter: @katiemcgarry/Facebook/Goodreads/Pinterest/Tumblr/Instagram

Review: Seduction’s Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Title: Seduction’s Kiss
Series: The Allure Chronicles #0.5
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 29 Jan 2015
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

REVIEW 

Seduction’s Kiss is an enticing start to what looks like a thrilling paranormal series.

The novella sets the background for the series in an action fueled thrill-fest.

There is a lot going on in a short amount of time. Hints regarding the paranormal societies are sprinkled through the narrative encouraging a desire for more information.

The characters are well developed even though we only really get to know Daisy the most, due to the narrative being told from her perspective. She doesn’t really see herself clearly and has a fair amount of doormat tendencies, although she does recognize the problem and makes attempts to overcome it. She is a fiercely loyal friend and surprisingly, has a good deal of common sense. You’ll understand why I say surprisingly, when you read it ;)

I have to say I think Alyssa has me hooked, I cannot wait to find out what happens next :)

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About SEDUCTION’S KISS

*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.  

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About Alyssa Rose Ivy

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand. 

Links: Website/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Author Goodreads

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Review: Better When He’s Bold by Jay Crownover

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Title: Better When He’s Bold
Series: Welcome to the Point #2
Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 3 Feb 2015
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5

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Some men are just better when they’re bold.

Welcome to the Point…

In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has to be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them.

Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like the Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself?

Brysen Carter has always seen her best friend’s brother for what he is–too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous to touch. Basking in Race’s golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she’d eventually get burned.

When she starts receiving threatening texts and someone tries to take her out in parking lot, the only person interested in keeping her safe is the one man she can’t allow herself to have.

Sometimes being bold is the only way to stay alive. But can she let Race save her life . . . if it means losing herself to him?

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REVIEW 

I have to say I love Race, the glimpse of him we have previously seen in connection with Dovie and Bax, served to ignite curiosity to know more. Better When He’s Bold provides amazing insight into Race’s life; both his upbringing on The Hill, his first meeting with Bax and the decisions he has made leading to where he is today.

Race makes crime look good. He is what can only be described as an oxymoron, an honorable criminal. Further descriptions of life in The Point provide clarity to the actions required in order to survive in such areas. Understanding the way of life and crime at it’s core, makes coming to terms with Race’s decision easier. Taking into consideration the darker side of humanity is at the heart of The Point, it will continue to dominate without care as to who controls it. It is better to have an Honorable man at its core than an iniquitous one. Race, while profiting from vice, turns the negativity surrounding the hard life within The Point into a well oiled business without tyranny. At his core, Race is a good man; he is terrified of losing his empathy to the life he has chosen. Brysen has the ability to keep him grounded.

Brysen’s cool demeanor and looks brand her with the label ice-princess. However, there is so much more going on under the surface, she keeps her distance from people because of the turmoil of her home life. Her sense of duty is inspiring. While she has moments of self-doubt and bitterness toward her situation, she never fails to make the best of any situation. Her devotion to her sister is uplifting.

The idea that people make assumptions of others based on outside factors such as their address, was poignantly portrayed. Never make assumptions as you have no idea what is going on under the surface.

The chemistry between Race and Brysen is undeniable and explosive, yet there is so much more between them than a purely physical. For me, they just fit together like puzzle pieces. They balanced each other perfectly. The hardest part of their relationship was balancing the life they have chosen/been forced into with their burgeoning relationship. Throw in mystery/thriller aspects surrounding threats to Brysen and you have a killer plot full of suspense and tension.

Jay Crownover’s humorous turn of phrase adds sass to the narrative :)

As if that wasn’t enough to love about Better When He’s Bold, you also get to see more of Bax and Dovie ♥

Better When He’s Bold combines a hot romance with a killer thriller and still manages to have character development at its heart. This book has it all.

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About BETTER WHEN HE’S BOLD

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover, comes the second book in a combustible new series, Welcome to the Point, that is sexier, darker, and better than ever.

There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who is bad. . . . Welcome to the Point.

In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them. Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like The Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself?

Brysen Carter has always seen the real Race—a guy too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous. Basking in his golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she’ll eventually get burned. She has enough problems without the risky danger and mayhem that comes with a guy like Race. Too bad Brysen faces a threat close to home that might be more dangerous than anything The Point has ever produced.. And the only person interested in keeping her safe is the one man she can’t allow herself to have.

Sometimes being bold is the only way to stay alive. But can she let Race save her life . . . if it means losing herself to him?

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About Jay Crownover

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

Links: Website/Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Jay Crownover Goodreads

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