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A stunning conclusion to the Fog City series from Layla

ANEA New Empire by Layla Reyne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I honestly didn’t think Layla would go there but she did and while this will be a no spoilers review, let’s just say hold onto your hats because the action is all-encompassing.

I was sold by two minutes into reading this book when a certain kick-ass take no prisoners person arrived on page, followed shortly by another quick guest appearance from another of my fave Layla characters.

This book was going to be all ends up awesome and it delivered in spades. From the first moments when Hawes is dealing with what went down at the end of book two, through to the four months later epilogue at the end, this is all I wanted it to be.

Hawes and Chris are better than ever, finally realising they’ve met the one other person they can truly rely on. There’s schemings, a jailbreak that wouldn’t be out of place on screen in a big Ocean’s Eleven style heist movie, there’s all the usual suspects turning up with one bringing a secret I would never have guessed in a million years.

And, at the heart of it, are the three Madigans. Hawes, Holt and Helena, proving that family comes first in everything.

I absolutely LOVED this book and I love how it really felt like three episodes in a long-running action-adventure with cliffhangers and to be continued plot lines dropping all over.

Now bring on the spin-offs and let’s get Holt and Kane sorted out please Layla (and I’d love to see Helena and Celia explore that interesting family dynamic too!)

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

(The over-excited gushing and total fangirling over a certain kick-ass character is all my own work.)

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A dream paranormal romance which hit all my favourite elements

Claiming Marcus Cover 5x7Claiming Marcus by Jocelynn Drake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, that was an absolute dream of a romance from Jocelynn Drake.

Thoroughly jam-packed with all the things I love to read in a paranormal – great world-building, compelling characters, actual repercussions for actions taken, seriously hot and sexy creatures of the night and two men I was rooting for from the start.

That Marcus has three equally interesting and complex brothers who will also be getting the spotlight shone on them was only the start of the bonus treats from this wonderful writer.

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Jocelynn’s work both with Rinda Elliott in the Unbreakable Bonds, Ward Security and Pineapple Grove series’, but I also utterly adore her solo books and this one went right onto the favourites shelf.

There’s just the right amount of danger, just the right amount of adrenaline-pumping action and just enough plot left open – without leaving any major cliffhanger for this particular narrative that is – to know that there’s more to come.

It has a hint of Dom/Sub throughout, both with the undercover work which Marcus and Ethan carry out when the younger man plays his collared pet but also after Marcus loses the shame he felt as a gay man growing up two centuries earlier.

All in all, this is an astonishingly good paranormal and I read it in about two hours because I couldn’t put it down (and made myself late for work (I work from home so…)

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Cover Reveal: Claiming Marcus by Jocelynn Drake

Claiming Marcus | Jocelynn Drake

Lords of Discord #1

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Cover created by Design by Drake

Release Date: October 31, 2019

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Vampires slaughtered my family.

No one believed me until I met some new friends, who promised to help me get justice.

But nothing prepared me for Marcus Varik.

Tall, dark, and mind-numbingly sexy.

But he’s also shy, protective, and adorably eccentric.

Oh God, I should have never agreed to betray him.

Hopefully, it’s not too late to fix my mistake before I lose more people I love.

Claiming Marcus is the first book in an MM paranormal romance series that has vampires, betrayal, annoying brothers, music, heartbreak, hope, sexy times, and a raven named Ozzie.

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