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Wrap-up, TBR and Unboxing – Episode 6

Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog. I hope we are all doing great.

August flew by so fast. Here is a wrap-up of all the books I read in August.

August Wrap-up

I read 8 books this month. I have also attached links of places you can purchase the books, they are affiliate links which means I will get a small commission which helps me continue my blog, if you buy the book using this link the price does not change for you so there is no added cost to you.

What if the story we’ve been told about dragons is wrong?

Dani and Eden Rivera were born to kill dragons, but that’s the only thing the sisters have in common. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to everyday high school life. For Eden, slaying is her life. Yet they both agree on one thing: where dragons are concerned, it’s kill or be killed.

That is, until Dani actually meets a dragon and ends up forging a rare and magical soul bond with him. As they grow closer, she begins to question everything she thought she knew. Suddenly the one thing Eden and Dani always agreed on is the one thing that could tear their world apart. With Dani lost to the wrong side, Eden knows she’ll have to risk everything to bring her sister back from the edge – even turning to the mysterious and alluring sorcerers for help.

 Now on opposite ends of an impending war, the sisters will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they can imagine, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/3zGUzLO

Book Depository (Free shipping worldwide) – https://tidd.ly/3kWekuC

Audible (audio books) – https://tidd.ly/2UTz77p

Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future – to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman ho blushes like an innocent . . . and kisses like pure sin.

Isa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Isa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working with a certain hot gardener.

And Sailor Bishop has wickedness on his mind.

As Isa starts to fall for a man who makes her want to throttle and pounce on him at the same time, she knows she has to choose – play it safe and steady, or risk all her dreams and hope Sailor doesn’t destroy her heart.

Book depository (Free shipping worldwide) – https://tidd.ly/3xxppoN

Audible (audio books) – https://tidd.ly/2SN58gf

Michael Gallo found his calling in life – he wants to kick ass. He works at Inked as a piercer, but spends his mornings training and dreaming of winning an UFC championship. Michael is the road to achieving his goal when a chance encounter alters his world forever. The title is no longer enough – he must capture the woman of his dreams.

Dr. Mia Greco is dedicated to saving lives and helping those less fortunate. She doesn’t have time to meet Mr. Right with her busy schedule. She buries herself in her work and helping humanity. Fate steps in and sweeps the carpet out from under her. She tries to deny the pull to him, a man that uses his fists for gain, but the universe won’t let her walk away so easy and Michael isn’t one to take no for an answer.

He has a secret that may rip them apart. There are forces bigger than them at work; drawing them in and making their worlds collide – not letting either one of them walk away.

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/3xGW1ft

Book depository (Free worldwide shipping) – https://tidd.ly/3sbVNfe

Audible (audio books) –  https://tidd.ly/3AFHXVz

He saved her life…she saved his soul.

Garrett Hawkins is the most valuable asset to his Special Forces unit, because, frankly, the guy doesn’t care if he lives or dies anymore. Since the love of his life, Sage Weston, was kidnapped and killed with her medical unit a year ago, Garrett has turned the shell of his soul into the armor of a finely tuned fighting machine. Being the first tapped for the unit’s craziest missions is just fine by him. The less time for memories and the agony they carve into his soul, the better.

It’s a plan that works, until Garrett’s world is upended one night in the jungles of Thailand. Memories become reality when the unit is called to rescue a group of kidnapped aid workers, and they discover Sage and her teammate among the retrieved women. Now that Sage is back in his arms, Garrett doesn’t know what to do. He has changed in dramatic ways, especially in the darker tastes of his passion. If he touches Sage again, he’ll want to claim her, restrain her…dominate her.

Is Sage’s love strong enough to let Garrett back in, not only as her fiancé but her Dominant? Can she trust that visiting the new shadows of his life will lead her to ecstasy and not ruin? Or can Garrett’s discipline be exactly what her soul needs to find its way back to life—and love—again?

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/3jtqoRN

Book depository (Free shipping worldwide) – https://tidd.ly/3fCdU9o

Audible (Audio books) – https://tidd.ly/3jvMdzT

Blindfolded speed dating for shifters, what could go wrong?

I spent years fighting alongside some of the best males I’ve ever known. One mission went wrong and I watched as my twin brother died in my arms. Now, I’ve settled into a less dangerous job developing new sonar technology for the military.

My life looks perfect, but I can’t get rid of this feeling I’m missing something. My family and friends keep pushing me to date, hoping I’ll finally find someone to keep me busy. I don’t want Mrs. Right Now… I need my fated mate. My beast drives me to find her, so I keep agreeing to blind dates that end badly.

But when a friend shows up on Halloween with an invite to a shifter speed dating event, I can’t pass on this chance to find my fated mate.

Nearly a century ago, Gwen Engel’s great-great-grandfather cast a spell with catastrophic side-effects. As a result, the Grand Council of Witches forbade his descendants from practicing witchcraft. The Council even planted anonymous snitches called Watchers in the community to report any errant spellcasting…

Yet magic may still be alive and not so well in Zenobia. Gwen and her cousins, Trudy and Milo, receive a letter from Gwen’s adopted sister, Tannith, informing them that she’s bewitched one of their partners and will run away with him at the end of the week. While Gwen frets about whether to trust her scientist boyfriend, currently out of town on a beetle-studying trip, she’s worried that local grad student Jeremy is secretly a Watcher doing his own research.

Cousin Trudy is so stressed that she accidentally enchants her cupcakes, creating havoc among her bakery customers—and in her marriage. Perhaps it’s time the family took back control and figured out how to harness their powers. How else can Gwen decide whether her growing feelings for Jeremy are real—or the result of too many of Trudy’s cupcakes?…

A Royal scandal leads to an attraction they can’t deny…

Reeling from the discovery that his father hid an older sibling from him, billionaire prince Benoit Georges Moreau goes undercover at a British newspaper to track his half-sister down. Unfortunately, the fiery reporter he’s assigned to work with recognizes him instantly. The jig is up – or is it?

Jane has built her whole life on seeking out the truth. After living in the shadow of her father’s lies for years, she leaps at the chance to uncover a royal exclusive. If she can help this handsome prince solve a decades-old mystery, he’ll let her break the story about this shocking royal secret. For Jane, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to advance her career as an investigative journalist.

But as they spend more time together, the fake relationship they craft to conceal Ben’s royal identity starts to feel all too real. And it quickly becomes impossible to deny the chemistry between them. When the truth leads to betrayal, will their undeniable attraction be enough for them to take a leap of faith?

Between a rock and a hard place…
To Sergeant Zeke Hayes, the expression has always been a non-factor. There’s never been a situation he can’t blast, punch, or smart-ass his way out of, which makes him the perfect fit for his Special Forces battalion–and a natural-born Dominant who’s made a lot of submissives happy from Mt. Rainier to Vancouver. That all changes when Rayna Chestain enters his world.


A rock…
From the moment Z snatches Rayna from the lair of a South Asian slave trafficker, his inner grizzly roars to life. This is a huge damn problem, because Z isn’t wired to be a one-woman man. Growing up an orphan on the streets of Seattle has taught him that beyond a few hours in a dungeon, trust means disappointment and love leads to agony. But here he is, in the remote wilderness escape he’d promised not to share with anyone, harboring Rayna from a fiend who now wants his pound of revenge flesh from her.


A hard place…
Sheltering Rayna? Z’s never done anything more right in his life. But wanting her? Dreaming of her beneath him, surrendering to his passion and domination? It’s the most forbidden fruit he can crave…and the only thing he can’t stop thinking about.


A new beginning?
This is a dead-end canyon that no rifle, bomb or sweet talk will let Zeke escape from. The only way out is to confront the reality of what Rayna has done to him…the mountain she’s moved in his intractable heart.

September TBR

 As usual I am keeping my tbr to a respectful 3 books and they are:

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/37Yzpww

Book depository (Free shipping worldwide) – https://tidd.ly/3iW3J1a

Audible (audio books) – https://tidd.ly/2VXsykZ

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/3yYnlHP

Book Depository (Free shipping worldwide) – https://tidd.ly/3xYezIg

Audible (audio books) – https://tidd.ly/2XrRlxF

Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/3CUTuSS

Book depository (Free shipping worldwide) – https://tidd.ly/3D05eUj

Audible (audio books) – https://tidd.ly/3iVCxzB

Unboxing

This post is not sponsored by Fairyloot. I received my Fairyloot July box which I will detail the items in it for you guys. The book in the July box is one of the books in my September tbr. Without further ado, here are the items for the June Fairyloot box, which books they are inspired by and the instagram handles of the people who made the artworks.

Umbrella designed by Team Fairyloot and inspired by an Alice in Wonderland retelling called Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Book sleeve featuring artwork by @rosiethorns88 of the main characters from The Blood of Stars duology by Elizabeth Lim

Tin designed by @chattynora inspired by A Court of Thorns and Roses

Foiled print artwork by @Kavon_kayleigh featuring Maya from The Star-Touched Queen series by Roshani Chokshi

Socks designed by @catarinabookdesigns! And inspired by Cinderella is Dead written by Kalynn Bayron

This month’s collectable tarot cards are Queen and King of Wands, inspired by Caraval by Stephanie Garber and designed by @morgana0anagrom

The book for the month is Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim. The artwork on the reverse dustjacket of the fairlyloot edition was designed by @sallteas. The artwork on the author’s letter is by @sallteas

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