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Friday, October 23, 2015

A funny for your Friday: "Step Aside, Pops" by Kate Beaton

I read this book some time ago called "Hark! A Vagrant" by Kate Beaton. I probably wouldn't have picked it up, or even known about it, had my library not purchased a copy. But I quickly became obsessed. And then recently I saw there is a second one by that author releasing - "Step Aside, Pops."

Of course I had to request it. And now.. I have a new favorite page..


There's some silly humor in "Step Aside, Pops" and "Hark! A Vagrant." But the humor runs more to the literary and historical set. Very fun to read, especially if you're a book nerd like myself. 

Get your copy today!


Happy Reading! And enjoy your weekend!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Disclaimer: Image is from "Step Aside, Pops" by Kate Beaton - author/illustrator retains all rights to the image.

Review: ABOUT A VAMPIRE by Lynsay Sands!

Release Date: September 29th, 2015

Type: Vampires, Immortals, Series, Book 22(!!), Life-mates, Soul mates, About Dang Time!

About the Book: With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married.

Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate—maybe even his life—and he'll break every rule to do it.  [Synopsis from Goodreads.com]

My Review: Let's start off with what I didn't like so much, and get that out of the way first. I wish this had been longer. I really wanted more time between when they parted and the ending to be allowed to build up - more than it did. This just felt like everything was wrapped up nice and neat in too short of time. A little more angst at the end would have fit this perfectly. And as much as Lynsay Sands writes light-hearted stuff, I thought a little pining would have been good for them both.

Now on to what I loved - Bricker. Bricker is one of the youngest (actually, he might be the youngest??) immortals we have read about. He considers himself handsome, suave, and a ladies-man, so it was hilarious to see him up against a woman who didn't respond to that sort of behavior. As young as Bricker might act sometimes, mostly due to the fact that he lived and worked with a lot of MUCH older immortals, Justin Bricker needed someone like Holly to tone him down. You can see how their relationship dynamic would work, and it will be great to see them together in future novels.

If you want a fun, and often very funny, immortal/vampire romance, Lynsay Sands is one of the best go-to authors. And even better, she has a long series to devour if you enjoy it. Twenty-two books in and still going strong, long-time fans of the series will enjoy seeing past characters pop back in now and again, as well as their unattached friends and cousins that we can only hope will get their own book in the near future.

Cover Lovin': This fits in well with the rest of the series, and the graveyard thing makes sense for the very beginning.

Recommendation: "About A Vampire" can be read as a stand-alone. But to truly appreciate Justin Bricker and the trouble he put the rest of his friends and family through, I suggest reading more of the series.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)! It was great to see Bricker finally get his own book, and this just rekindled my love for the series. I will have to go back and re-read old favorites!

Get your copy of "About A Vampire" on Amazon.com today! Also check out the next book in the series, "Runaway Vampire" coming out February 2016!


Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~


Disclaimer: I received a free, advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Gena Showalter's THE HARDER YOU FALL!

Gena Showalter’s THE HARDER YOU FALL is coming! Being released on November 24th, this fantastic contemporary romance in the Original Heartbreakers series is a scorching tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world, published by HarlequinHQN! Pre-order THE HARDER YOU FALL from the links below for an sneak peek opportunity! And don't miss the exclusive teaser we have for you below!

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  THE HARDER YOU FALL Synopsis: From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world… Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town, he hoped to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions. A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Will she become the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken. "Emotional, heart-tugging, kept me turning the pages!" —Carly Phillips, New York TimesBestselling Author

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Author pic- Gena ShowalterAbout Gena Showalter:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared onNightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfan  
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Monday, October 19, 2015

Cover Reveal: MARKED BY AN ASSASSIN by Felicity Heaton!

It’s time for the cover reveal of the next Eternal Mates series book, Marked by an Assassin. If you haven’t had a chance to step into this passionate and action-packed world of dark elves, fae, demons, vampires, shifters and hunters, then you can take the leap with the first book in the series, Kissed by a Dark Prince, which is only 99c / 99p right now. Find the links to your favourite retailers at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kissed-by-a-dark-prince-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Here’s more about the next book in the series, due for release on October 31st!

Marked by an Assassin by Felicity Heaton

Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 8)
Felicity Heaton
A snow leopard shifter exiled from his pride twenty years ago, Harbin treads the dark path of life as an assassin, driven by a hunger for vengeance, mercilessly hunting the Archangel members who attacked his kin, murdering his mother and sister.

When a new contract comes in and the mark is a snow leopard shifter, he can’t resist venturing into the mortal world on a personal mission to find out why one from a normally peaceful species now has a price on their head. What he finds in a rundown nightclub isn’t quite what he expects—a beautiful snow leopard female that awakens a fierce hunger inside him.

Aya has spent seventeen years living in London, immersed in the underbelly of the fae world, keeping her head down and her tail out of trouble. But when trouble walks right into her life in the form of a sinfully handsome, dangerous assassin, she is pulled into a whirlwind of events that stir up the nightmares of her past but might just give her a shot at putting those ghosts to rest—if she can resist the dark allure of a male she knows is her fated mate.

Can Harbin and Aya resist the passionate fire that blazes between them as they chase the vengeance they both crave? Or will they surrender to their deepest desires?

Pre-order links and a first chapter preview of Marked by an Assassin are available at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/marked-by-an-assassin-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Marked by an Assassin is due for release in ebook and paperback on October 31st 2015 and will be available from all major online book retailers.

Join Felicity’s mailing list to receive a notification when Marked by an Assassin is released, PLUS a sneak preview of the first 4 chapters of the book and chances to win a signed paperback copy: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/newsletter.php

Add the book to your Goodreads shelf at: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26248692-marked-by-an-assassin

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:

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Author Bio

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

FelicityHeaton.co.uk | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads