#Review: Harleigh by Nikki Landis @landisnikkiauth

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She’s a little too much like her idol – sexy, dangerous, edgy, bitchy, and a femme fatale – and maybe a little crazy too. Leigh’s got a dark past and plenty of skeletons in her closet which she’d rather keep buried. When her secrets come back to haunt her, she’s forced to confront the darkness she fought so hard to leave behind. With her life hanging in the balance, will Leigh become the villain, the hero . . . or the Volatile Vixenlurking inside?

Review

Harleigh - Nikki LandisHoly Moly, Nikki Landis has well and truly outdone herself with Harleigh. This book is dripping perfection from the very first words through to the last. There is nothing about this book not to like, especially not our villainous heroine.

Harleigh is a twenty-five-year-old woman who has more than a passing obsession with her name-sake Harley Quinn. She dresses like her, she acts like her she wants to find men like hers, and surprisingly nobody ever matches up. Her best friend Ivey is about the only person who gets her and her crazy ways.

During the course of this book, we discover Harleigh is in danger and being hunted, her brother and the rather dishy Derek take up the mantle protecting her and she is left figuring out how to save her own ass and is Derek someone she could have a future with. His batman like qualities certainly put him in the running but Harleigh is still obsessed with finding her Joker.

There are characters in this book I liked and some I loved immensely one of those was Harleigh, another was a character called Viktor who was one of the more evil characters and yet he still won my heart. I can’t wait to see how others respond to him because he was by far my favourite character.

This wasn’t always an easy book to read, Nikki Landis takes it to some risque and uncomfortable places, but it needs to go to those places for the story to work the way it does and it’s such a strong story I can’t imagine it would have the clout it does without such darkness.

I’ve read this book twice now and it didn’t disappoint either time and I will definitely be reading it again. An outstanding, page-turning, read.

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TitleHarleigh
Series: Volatile Vixens #1
Author: Nikki Landis
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Supernatural | Villain | Fantasy
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 14 June 2018
Review Format: eBook
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Pages: 152
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#BlogTour: By Blood Sworn by Janice Jones @jrjones65 @XpressoTours #Excerpt

I am so pleased to be a part of this book tour for By Blood Sworn by Janice Jones. This is a new adult supernatural romance novel and the second book in this series. If you’ve missed the first book in the series then see the link below to catch up.

Book 1: In Her Blood

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt for you which I hope you enjoy.

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As the Dagger, Alex Stone hunted down supernatural threats on covert ops team, Night Command. After the capture of a particularly bad-ass vampire, Tristan Ambrose, Alex gets out of the game. In the years following her departure, Alex started a hot new clothing line and moved on with her life. She was happy pretending the supernatural didn’t exist, but, with Tristan’s escape, she’s pulled back into the game.

Alex is hired to continue guarding the very tempting body of Jason Stavros–up-and-coming vampire politico–alongside her new team, The Trackers. Stavros is scheduled to head to an international conference of the supernatural community in Bucharest, and Alex and her new team must keep him safe while investigating new threats, and ghosts from the past.

When the conference is interrupted by betrayal and sabotage, Alex must pull her weakened team together to bring the saboteurs to justice–and get some well-deserved revenge.

Suddenly, she’s not just back in the game, she’s all in.

By Blood Sworn is the thrilling, psychological, and sexy sequel to In Her Blood , the first book in The Dagger Chronicles series by Janice Jones.

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Excerpt

The sky was a brilliant orange canvas of light that would give birth to a clear, starry night. On the way back home, she’d pick up two bottles of tequila; she was going to need both to drown the bad dreams.

 

As she made her way back home through light traffic, Alex cursed Ramsey for the 911 text to come to this scene. Ever since she had taken over the Tracker team, the brief time between work and sleep was occupied by his attempt to exert control over her like never before.

 

Access to classified files was the trade-off. Now that she was completely back inside, she could request information previously deemed “need-to-know” before. As a temporary agent with a specific project, Alex didn’t need to know what the Trackers had been up to over last few years. Her assignment was clearly defined and restricted to bringing in the test subjects for evaluation. She’d almost finished that job when all of this came up.

 

Her phone buzzed in the hands-free holder attached   to a speaker. She tapped the answer button on the steering wheel.

 

“How’d it go?” Ramsey’s familiar polished tone boomed. “Anything interesting to report?”

 

“One of the company’s Executive Assistants and her new husband were murdered,” Alex replied as she came to a stop at the traffic light. “Your team is bringing in their two children.”

 

“Why?” Ramsey harped. “We’re not a daycare center.”

 

As traffic moved again, she rolled her eyes. “The children killed them.”

 

“Oh,” he sighed. “I still don’t understand why we can’t let the kids go to the local authorities.”

 

“They were turned and killed their parents,” Alex huffed. “That’s why.”

 

She thought she heard a low snicker come from the line, but why would he laugh at that? The whole situation was messed up, and she wished she could get to the truth some other way.

 

“How old are the kids?” he finally asked. In the back- ground, she heard a rapid typing sound.

 

“I have no idea,” Alex replied. “Maybe eight and twelve or so, I guess. The oldest one was around sixteen.”

 

“What? Wait, I thought you said there were two of them,” Ramsey snipped.

 

“There are now,” Alex stated. “I had to dust the oldest.”

 

Now she was sure he was laughing. His snicker reached her ears; she wanted to reach through the phone and rip out his throat.

 

“Of course, you did. What would an investigation be without you killing someone?”

 

“Look,” Alex hissed as she snatched the phone free. “He turned his brother and sister and watched as they killed their parents. He was not coming with us without a fight.”

 

“We’ll get a story on the local news by morning,” Ramsey replied. “Nothing too dramatic. House fire should do the trick.” More typing. “Looks like they just moved in, so no nosy neighbors to wonder about the activity around   the house.”

 

Alex remembered a cable television van and a moving truck out front. All the people around the house were pretty much ignored. She wasn’t too keen on them setting a fire, but anything else would raise too many flags. Couldn’t have the neighbors thinking a serial killer was on the loose or anything.

 

“What will you do with the kids?” she asked.

 

“See if they can identify the idiot vampire who turned them,” Ramsey answered. “After that, the Council will send a courier to retrieve them. They’ve been notified.”

 

She almost dropped Creed’s name, but she decided against it once he mentioned the Council. That information would be useful to her later. If she told Ramsey, he’d have a kill order placed on Creed. She needed him alive, for now. Apparently, no one got Ronnie’s reference or Ramsey would have made some smartass remark about it.

About Janice Jones

Janice Jones - Author ImageGraduating with a Masters in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, Janice’s first novel, In Her Blood, is the first book in her vampire adventure series The Dagger Chronicles. This series introduces you to the world of Alexa “Alex” Stone, ex-vampire hunter and assassin turned fashion mogul. Hiding in plain sight, Alex must return to the world of the supernatural in order protect a handsome vampire and her own secrets. Look for Book Two, By Blood Sworn to hit online outlets soon. Janice is looking forward to readers of New Adult Fiction and Vampire lore to embrace a new kind of action adventure hero, a woman with many secrets and many stories to tell.

(Author photo courtesy of Omar Ramos Photography www. omarramosphotography.com/ Makeup by LaChandra Middlebrooks)

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TitleBy Blood Sworn
Series: The Dagger Chronicles #2
Author: Janice Jones
Genre: New Adult | Romance | Supernatural
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 22 August 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 368
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#BookBlitz: In Her Blood by Janice Jones @jrjones65 @amberjackpub @XpressoTours #Excerpt #Giveaway

Welcome to this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out more about this book below along with an excerpt.

Description

Alex Stone wants to pretend the supernatural doesn’t exist.

As the owner of a hot new clothing line, the only thing she’s killing is her competition – until she gets a phone call from her past. As the Dagger, she was a member of the covert ops team tasked with hunting threats of the supernatural kind. For the super soldiers of Night Command, the rules were simple: take the pills, fight the bad guys, and live to tell no one. After putting a bad-ass vampire on ice landed her in a padded cell, Alex thought she’d left the hunting game for good. Now she’s in the orbit of a handsome vampire with a problem. And sometimes keeping secrets bites.

Jason Stavros has the best of everything and life eternal. To the human world, Jason was just a poor boy who made it to the top. For a human turned vampire, the fight for a place in the inner circle of the ruling class hinges on one task: convince the best ex-vampire hunting assassin to become his personal bodyguard and save them all.

Join Alex, Jason and a new team of young hunters as two worlds unite against a common enemy. As the body count begins to rise, Alex and the Tracker Team fight friends and enemies to find the answers they seek.

What’s been happening in the dark will finally come to light.

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Excerpt

In the center of the room were two models, two huge bodyguards and one gorgeous, tall, dark-haired man. His tailored suit and leather shoes looked new and expensive. Against the shiny marble floors and overhead lighting, he looked human, almost.

 

It was obvious Jason Stavros took pride in his appearance. Judging by the way he stood, it was apparent confidence was not an issue he struggled with. Alex rolled her eyes as his dazzling smile melted everyone else in sight. His longish nose had a small rise in the bridge. It had been broken long before he was turned; becoming a vampire wouldn’t erase the past.

 

The face of the limited edition Zenith timepiece on his left wrist sparkled as he talked to the pretty redhead to his right. Against the rich fabric of the jacket sleeve, his watch looked even more expensive. Most young guys would throw a Rolex on their wrists to show how much they were worth, but a Tourbillon Quantieme made a different kind of statement. His accessory announced he had taste and the means to express it in the most unexpected ways. Wearing a watch that cost more than a Ferrari was pretty unexpected.

 

As she stepped back, her head bumped the wall with a hollow thud. “Fuck me,” she whispered.

About Janice Jones

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Graduating with a Masters in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, Janice’s first novel, In Her Blood, is the first book in her vampire adventure series The Dagger Chronicles. This series introduces you to the world of Alexa “Alex” Stone, ex-vampire hunter and assassin turned fashion mogul. Hiding in plain sight, Alex must return to the world of the supernatural in order protect a handsome vampire and her own secrets. Look for Book Two, By Blood Sworn to hit online outlets soon. Janice is looking forward to readers of New Adult Fiction and Vampire lore to embrace a new kind of action adventure hero, a woman with many secrets and many stories to tell.
(Author photo courtesy of Omar Ramos Photography www.omarramosphotography.com/ Makeup by LaChandra Middlebrooks)

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Blitz-Wide International Giveaway ends July 13th.

 

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TitleIn Her Blood
Series: The Dagger Chronicles #1
Author: Janice Jones
Genre: New Adult | Romance | Supernatural
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
Publication Date: 1 May 2015
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 349
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#Review: Fallen From Grace by Nikki Landis @landisnikkiauth

Don’t miss the instafreebie link at the end of the post to get a preview of this novel!

Description

One dark angel, a human girl, and an eternal battle over the soul… A tale of dark fantasy and forbidden romance, what if the sacrifice required to save the one you love is too great to give? He’s a dark Angel sworn to protect and defend, forbidden to touch the only temptation he’s had in centuries. She’s a human girl whose light and pure soul has become a target for the forces of darkness. They must fight a battle not only for her soul but of the heart, but can she be saved in time?

Review

I’m quickly becoming a big fan of Nikki Landis, Fallen From Grace has been part of the latest Kindle Scout campaign and I was lucky enough to have Nikki ask if I wanted to read it while the campaign was running…I wasn’t going to say no.

In Fallen From Grace we meet Emily, just as she’s about to die in a car accident something saves her, an angel, Bash. The love between them is instant (insta love is kind of Nikki Landis’ thing but she does it so well you don’t question it so if you normally find it awkward I urge you to give her books a go anyway). And so comes the dilemma, how do an angel and a human find a way to be together when it’s expressly forbidden by God?

Add to the mix the utterly adorable Jarrod, Emily’s long time partner and fiance and things are just completely complicated.

This book just kept tearing my heart out. I didn’t know which direction it was going, which direction I wanted it to go and how I felt at the end, other than completely exhausted and emotionally drained. I will say Jarrod was my favourite character by a mile. I loved him so much and I wanted to just grab him and save him from the hurt he kept being inflicted with. Just writing this a week after reading the book is bringing tears to my eyes again. The man was a saint, forget the angel Jarrod was something else entirely.

Bash loved with his whole heart, he was completely consumed by his love and that led him to make some decisions which I felt were quite questionable. But I think we can all agree love does that to a person, addles the brain and all! I didn’t always feel he was a pleasant character but maybe that was the centuries of being an angel fighting wars.

Emily was very naive I think she went along with a lot of things for the sake of it. I certainly got the impression she hadn’t wanted her relationship with Jarrod for a long time but had just gone along with it because it was easier than breaking it off (I really hate when people do that especially to amazing men like that). She shows a lot of strength and gumption towards the end of the book and I really admired that, as though she had come out of her shell and woken up developing into who she needed to be.

Overall, I got really consumed by this book, so much happening and characters you can really get attached to. I can see it doing really well once it goes on sale.

A huge thanks to Nikki Landis for sending me the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.

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TitleFallen From Grace
Series: Fight For Light Crossover #1
Author: Nikki Landis Facebook Amazon
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Supernatural | Angels & Demons
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: TBA
Review Format: eBook
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Pages: TBA
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#BookBlitz: Rattle the Bones by Eric R. Asher @ericrasher @XpressoTours #Excerpt

I am pleased to be a part of this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out more about this book below including an excerpt and enter the international giveaway at the end of the post to win one of three signed copies of the book!

Description

Much has been lost in the conflict with the Fae king and his allies, a conflict we hadn’t known we were in until one of our own fell at his hand. And while a great Seal between realms may have been rebuilt, dark things slipped through in the chaos, creatures who would overrun this world. Our allies are many. Our enemies are terrible. And someone ate my last chimichanga despite the fact I had marked it with a note that clearly said it was mine.

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Excerpt

Foster narrowed his eyes. “You were in the queen’s guard, side by side with the Sanatio for years, and yet you plead ignorance? You’re a treacherous creature, and we’ll never need worry of you again.”

The sword slid through the fairy’s throat, and Foster wrenched the other Fae’s head to the side. He stared at the face for a moment before tossing the severed head down the hall.

“Someone you know?” Hess asked. “Or knew, should I say?”

“One of the owl knights,” Foster whispered as the body fell apart and the screams began. “He was one of my mother’s guards.”

Shouts and metal boot strikes echoed around the corridor behind us.

About Eric R. Asher

eric-r-asher-author-imageEric is a former bookseller, cellist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.

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TitleRattle the Bones

SeriesVesik #6

Author: Eric R Asher

Genre: Supernatural | Suspense | Urban Fantasy
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 31 January 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 320
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