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Useless Heroes & Bad Good Guys

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Hello lovely readers. I've been taking part in a few interviews, etc, and they tend to ask the usual questions about plot and characters.
And it got me thinking, some of my main characters are awful, and if I'm ever in trouble, I really hope they don't try to save me.

Think I'm joking?
Here's why you really shouldn't like my characters...

Broken Prince

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Broken Prince by Erin Watt 5 out of 5

Synopsis
From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself. 

THESE ROYALS WILL RUIN YOU...

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

SHE MIGHT BE RIGHT.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy. 

The Beast's Heart

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The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross 3 out of 5

Synopsis
A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time—read the Beast's side of the story at long last.

I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both.

I am the Beast.

The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time.

My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father happened upon my crumbling, isolated chateau. But if loneliness breeds desperation then I was desperate indeed, and I did what I felt I must. My shameful behaviour was unjustly rewarded.

My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart; she taught me how to be human again.

And now I might lose her forever.

Lose yourself in this gorgeously rich and magical retelling of The Beauty and the Beast that finally lays bare the beast's heart.

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Mackenzi Lee 5 out of 5

Synopsis
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abr…

Book Spotlight: Unstrung Series

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YA Sci-Fi Series Blitz


UNSTRUNG (Book 1)
Lexa Pate, 17-year-old thief extraordinaire, has burned a bridge or two in her life. You don't make a career out of stealing other people's property without making enemies.
When a risky job goes from bad to worse, Lexa and her adopted family find themselves on Precipice Corporation's hit list because they've accidentally stolen the wrong thing - plans for a new model of genetically-engineered super humans. Now every bounty hunter, cop on the take, and snitch in the city is after them.
Lexa's world crumbles around her as she fights to keep her family safe even as someone strolls out of her forgotten past. Quinn claims to know who Lexa really is, but can she trust a stranger she met while robbing his boss?
More importantly, does she really want to know what Quinn has to tell her?

Book Release: Rounding Third

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Release Day Blitz ~ Rounding Third: A Baseball Anthology 
Author: Lynsey M. Stewart and More
Genre: Romance
Dates: 13th of March Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

Blurb:
 Baseball is a game built on the number nine. Nine innings of play. Nine fielding positions. Nine batters in a starting lineup. Now, America’s favorite pastime can add another lucky number nine to the list. Nine indie authors bring you nine unique stories filled with romance and baseball. Get ready to round third base, slide into home and fall in love.

Song of Blood & Stone

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Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope
5 out of 5

Synopsis
"Wonderful characters, unique setting, and an engaging romance set against the backdrop of ancient magic. I can't wait to see what L. Penelope will do next."--Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author

L. Penelope's Song of Blood & Stone is a treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers.

Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive--an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.

Jack's mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it…

Happy Birthday to Me

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, it's that time of year, when I get a little older (but unfortunately, not wiser).

I'm going to pretend that this Friday night, I will be out raving or having a big adventure (in reality, I'm having a quiet dinner with a few close friends, and I'm very much looking forward to it).

Now, normally my birthday is a good time to grab some awesome deals, and this year is no different.
You have until next Friday to take advantage of this offer:


Netgalley or Not?

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Netgalley or Not?
Hello lovely readers. I recently experimented with listing my book on Netgalley, and I have decided to share the results.

If you haven't heard of Netgalley it's the biggest website for connecting reviewers with free books in exchange for a review. Seriously, it is the daddy of reviewer websites. It is the go-to company for all the big publishers, to get the most influential reviewers to talk about their books. It regularly hosts best-sellers, and you can't open Amazon or Goodreads pages without reading "I received a free copy from Netgalley" in countless reviews.

Along the Indigo

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Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman 4 out of 5

Synopsis
The town of Glory is famous for two things: businesses that front for seedy, if not illegal, enterprises and the suicides that happen along the Indigo River. Marsden is desperate to escape the “bed-and-breakfast” where her mother works as a prostitute—and where her own fate has been decided—and she wants to give her little sister a better life. But escape means money, which leads Mars to skimming the bodies that show up along the Indigo River. It’s there that she runs into Jude, who has secrets of his own and whose brother’s suicide may be linked to Mars’s own sordid family history. As they grow closer, the two unearth secrets that could allow them to move forward . . . or chain them to the Indigo forever.

New Release: Seven of Kings

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Release Day Blitz: Seven of Kings ( Drowning in Lies Part One) 
Author: Aoife Marie Sheridan
Genre: Romance/Paranormal/High Fantasy
Dates:1st of March
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours



Blurb: Chaos reigns throughout the seven kingdoms of Nirra. Fighting for their lives as their Kings wage war against one and other, the people are used as pawns. While the search begins for a woman who will birth the strongest heir to the throne, a healer runs from a fate she doesn’t want to embrace, a witch finds out about her powers, and a traumatised amnesiac struggles to remember who she is. In a world at war and with no control over their own destinies, they are all drowning in lies. Only the strongest will survive.