Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Release Day Blitz: Ignite by Donna Grant

Today we are celebrating the release of Donna Grant's IGNITE, the 15th book in her Dark Kings series.

You can purchase your copy now. 

Kindle  |  Nook  |  Apple  |  Kobo  |  GooglePlay

Print: Amazon  |  BAM  |  BN  |  IndieBound  |  Powells

About IGNITE: 

Every inch of him was molded as if from granite…and her blood ran like fire...

For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King—one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness—must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.

Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who—and what—he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?

Praise for the Dark Kings series:

Provocative [and] sizzling.
—RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“A must-read.”
Night Owl Reviews

Purchase your copy of IGNITE today!

Kindle  |  Nook  |  Apple  |  Kobo  |  GooglePlay

Print: Amazon  |  BAM  |  BN  |  IndieBound  |  Powells



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Book Review: Kindred In Death by J.D. Robb

Kindred in Death (In Death, #29)When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.

Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena's body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate.

When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice.

                           MY THOUGHTS:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another great book for the series. As Eve is supposed to be getting ready for her friend's wedding another murder pops up. This is a 16 year old who is brutally murdered in her bedroom. Her parents came home early from vacation and found her. You could feel the grief of these parents and the book goes into detail of her rape and murder. It makes you want to reach through the book and hold the parents. The murderer is very clever and seems to have many identities which makes it hard to catch him. But Eve never gives up and as a hard nosed bitch of a cop she lets no one and nothing get to her. Also the sex between her husband makes the pages sizzle. No matter how tired or how mad they are their love seems to hold them up. 

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Book Review: When A Duchess Says I do by Grace Burrowes

When a Duchess Says I Do (Rogues to Riches #2)An enchanting Regency romance with a fairy-tale twist from an always witty and delightful New York Times bestselling author who Tessa Dare calls "a romance treasure."

Duncan Wentworth tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress once long ago, and he's vowed he'll never make that mistake again. Nonetheless, when he comes across Matilda Wakefield in the poacher-infested and far-from-enchanted woods of his estate, decency compels him to offer aid to a lady fallen on hard times. Matilda is whip-smart, she can read Duncan's horrible penmanship, and when she wears his reading glasses, all Duncan can think about is naughty Latin poetry. 

Matilda cannot entrust her secrets to Duncan without embroiling him in the problems that sent her fleeing from London, but neither can she ignore a man who's honorable, a brilliant chess player, and maddeningly kissable. She needs to stay one step ahead of the enemies pursuing her, though she longs to fall into Duncan's arms. Duncan swears he has traded in his shining armor for a country gentleman's muddy boots, but to win the fair maid, he'll have to ride into battle one more time.


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I couldn't get into this book. Was slow and a little drawn out. I also did not feel anything between Duncan and Matilda. All i felt was a friendship. No chemistry what so ever. Even when they kissed I did not read the chemistry that should have been there.
This is the 2nd book of the series.
Matilda saves Duncan from Poachers on his land but she is also trespassing on his land. Then he takes her in and puts her to work and she ends up staying. She has a fiance looking for her and a father that is a disgrace of a father. I liked the storyline and the characters but I was disappointed in the romance.
I received this from Forever for review.

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Book review: The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki

The Highland Commander (Lords of the Highlands #2)She cannot resist the man behind the mask...

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer—whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask—sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.

But will he betray his country for a kiss?

Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie's true identity—and learns that her father is accused of treason—will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?

                               MY REVIEW:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It took me a little bit to get into this book but once I did then I couldn't put it down. Loved the relation ship between Aiden and Magdalen. The friendship turning to Romance and even after time apart they can't be out of each other's thoughts. Magdalen's father I wasn't fond of. And her stepmother was a piece of work. She had always made things hard for Magdalen growing up. The Queen also could have learned to ask questions and investigate before putting all the blame on someone. I can't wait to read more of this series.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Teaser Blitz: Ignite by Donna Grant


We are beyond excited to be sharing some teasers from Donna Grant's IGNITE with you today! IGNITE is the 15th book in the Dark Kings series. 

You can pre-order your copy now. It releases April 30th. 

Kindle  |  Nook  |  Apple  |  Kobo  |  GooglePlay

Print: Amazon  |  BAM  |  BN  |  IndieBound  |  Powells

About IGNITE: 

Every inch of him was molded as if from granite…and her blood ran like fire...

For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King—one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness—must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.

Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who—and what—he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?

Praise for the Dark Kings series:

Provocative [and] sizzling.
—RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“A must-read.”
Night Owl Reviews

Pre-order your copy of IGNITE today!

Kindle  |  Nook  |  Apple  |  Kobo  |  GooglePlay

Print: Amazon  |  BAM  |  BN  |  IndieBound  |  Powells




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Release Day: Pirate's Pleasure by Lisa Kessler

Pirate's Pleasure (Sentinels of Savannah, #3)No one steals from this pirate... 

John Smyth has survived mutinous pirate crews, wars, and the passage of centuries by keeping his life as he did his ships, organized and well stocked. But when his crew is tasked with stealing Pandora's Box for the government, it opens a door to destruction, and her name is Harmony Andrews.

A risk-taking investment broker by day, and a thief by night, Harmony is a member of the underground Digi Robins crew. Stealing relics to sell on the dark web, they donate the money to people without insurance who need life-saving medical treatments.

What she doesn't realize is the box she just stole is the very one her boss is looking for––the boss who just happens to be an immortal pirate. And as their adventure heads into the danger zone, she doesn't know what's more dangerous: the risk to her life or the risk to her heart.

                                MY REVIEW:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book. It takes you to the character's of Captain Hook's men and it is many year's later. They have drunk from the Holy Grail and can not die. John Smythe own his own business and has a woman named Harmony working for him. His crew is asked to steal Pandora's box for the government and that is where Harmony comes into play. Harmony is also a thief and works for the underground world called Digi Robbins. She steals relics to sell and then gives the money to people who have no insurance and need life saving medical treatments. Once John finds out who she really is he is also losing his heart to her. He can't decide if he should keep his heart safe like he always has or give it to Harmony.
I loved hearing the names of the pirates. Plus the agents involved and how one has also drunk from the Holy Grail and trying to save a family member who he has watched from afar.
This is the 3rd book of the series and I would love to read the other 2 books.
I received this from Entangled for review.

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Book Review: The Scot's Bride by Paula Quinn

The Scot's Bride (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs #6)AN IRRESISTIBLE SCOUNDREL
Highlander Patrick MacGregor likes his life just the way it is. Fighting for his coin, enjoying a woman's charms, and bearing no responsibility at all. Aye, that's the life for him. That is, until Patrick sees her-a raven-haired beauty with eyes as dark as midnight. Patrick swore never to fall in love. Not even with a lass as wild as he...especially when she's from a rival clan.

Charlotte Cunningham knows Patrick is trouble the moment she sets eyes on him. Her only goal is to escape the possibility of marriage. Any marriage. But as the summer days turn into sultry nights, enticing her beyond reason, Charlie is forced to choose between the freedom she craves and the reckless rogue she can't forget.

                                  MY REVIEW:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Patrick MacGregor is on his way home when he meets Charlotte Cunningham. Neither one of them wants to marry and there seems to be a problem with the feud of families. He isn't quite honest with her on who he is. She sneaks out at night to get meds for her sister who is sickly. But when these 2 collide there is no mistaken that there is chemistry and neither wants to admit it.
Her family also isn't very nice. Her 1 brother is fine but her dad and her other brother are horrible. I am going to continue on with this series.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Blitz Week Review: From Geek To Greek Billionaire by Gloria Silk

From Geek to Greek Billionaire
Gloria Silk
(Anderson Brothers #5)
Publication date: December 12th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Olivia Moore has landed her dream job—to renovate a very special beach house for her best friend, Maria. The last thing Olivia needs is to bump into her teen crush, the geeky yet sexy Alexander Anderson. She fell in love with him so hard and completely and he broke her heart. Now he’s her best friend’s brother-in-law.
Despite his devastating mistake a decade earlier the shy, enigmatic bachelor now asks Olivia to help him with a special makeover and an infusion of confidence to woo a particular, special woman (unaware that she’s the one he’s after) she wants nothing to do with him. After all, despite her generous nature to help, she cannot risk getting closer to him. Her life has no room for romance or distractions. Still coming to terms with her secret past she fears that Alexander may discover it. She wants an uncomplicated life focusing on what she loves–redesigning homes–with no risk of being hurt.and , pain free and not risking being hurt.
This bestselling 40,000 word novel is an expanded and enhanced version of the novella first published as part of the amazing Billionaires on the Beach Anthology: which raised 100% of the proceeds for breast cancer in summer of 2017.
“…Ms. Silk’s uplifting stories pull you in and make you fall in love…” Elizabeth Lennox, Bestselling Romance Author

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                                 MY REVIEW:

From Geek to Greek BillionaireFrom Geek to Greek Billionaire by Gloria Silk
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Olivia is renovating a beach house for her best friend, Maria. She ends up running into her teen crush, Alexander.He is also her best friend's brother in law. Alexander is very shy and he asks her for a makeover and to teach him how to woo the love of his life, Jessica. Only Jessica is really Olivia. I really liked the characters in this book but at times they were childish in not listening to each other. Even when Alexander told Olivia his true feelings, she backed off even though she feels the same way. Then after learning something about her he goes running off back home, to Greece.They both should have just listened to each other and were truthful to each other. But the ending was great!!

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Nine and a half years earlier

Olivia hadn’t imagined that her first time would be in a large walk-in linen closet, even if it was in a five star hotel. One tentative kiss from the shy, sweet Alexander had changed everything.
Both of them were shaking in each other’s arms, the napkins they had come for lay strewn beside them by their feet.
Alexander’s touch stole Olivia’s breath. Everything seemed to move in slow motion. The inevitability was mesmerizing.
This shouldn’t be happening…We’ve only known each other a few weeks. Six whole wonderful, romantic weeks.
But no words would come out.
Was that romantic music playing only inside her head?
Within minutes their world turned into a grown up paradise where only love and pleasure existed.
Enveloped within those large muscular arms, Olivia welcomed the heat in her pulsating body as she tried to control her erratic breathing.
She smiled under Alexander’s stare, grateful that he also looked as shaken up as she was.
“Olivia, wow.” His low voice surrounded her in their cocoon. She loved the delicious scent of his understated cologne mingled with the smell of lemony fresh laundry.
“I…I’m sorry, Olivia. Are you OK? Did I hurt you?”
When she shook her head he sighed and added, “Good. I couldn’t help myself, I love you…so much.” He kissed her again and she wanted to cry from his sweetness. Her heart thrummed even faster as she looked up into his frank, green eyes. They were filled with awe as if he hadn’t realized the intensity of what he felt until the words had come out.
Their incredible bond of having given each other the gift of their virginities could never be broken. She felt it in her bones and saw it clearly in his face that Alexander was in the same exact nirvana.
As if psychic, he whispered into her temple, his warmth breath sending shivers of delight through her body, “You know I love you very much, right, Olivia? So much…it hurts. This isn’t just…”
She nodded and smiled, blinking tears away to enjoy the vision of the adoration in his eyes. In his arms she felt absolutely beautiful, not overweight or clumsy, or geeky.
Everything felt so perfect, so right.
She could imagine meeting his large family, those Anderson boys and the parents. She visualized how much her parents and her younger sister, Lisa would love this humble, shy yet amazing guy.
But there was no rush for any of that. At eighteen she was still in college to pursue interior design, and he was considering his options right here in Wrightsville Beach or in his birth country, Greece.
“I can’t wait to show you off at the gala tomorrow.” Alexander’s deep slow laugh reverberated within his chest straight into her heart.
“You make me so happy, Olivia. I could never imagine feeling like this about anyone in the world.” His lips trailed her temple to her ear, then from her cheek to her mouth.
Another kiss to seal their love. It was magical.
She was about to admit her love for him when the loud knock on the door jarred her.
“Hey, Alexander, are you there? Where’d you disappear to?” Brittany’s nasal voice broke through their haven.
Cool air met Olivia’s exposed upper body, making her shiver.

Alexander sighed and with a regretful expression let her go. “Be there shortly.” He called out. Then he helped her with her with her blouse before adjusting his own clothing.
“This summer, today, they’ve been the most important times of my life. You’re unforgettable. My Olivia.”
She felt her lower lip tremble again as she kept her happy tears at bay and smiled. They would see each other later and she would tell him that she loved him too.
It would all work out, she just knew it.

Author Bio:
Ever since Gloria Silk was little her passion was creating and sharing her romantic stories with others. She always loved reading contemporary and historical novels that grasped her imagination. Gloria now writes intense, sensuous love stories.
In addition to writing romance and women’s fiction, she enjoys writing intercultural romances and about family bonds. What can be more important in life than love and family?
Born in Russia, Gloria Silk has visited and lived in amazing, exotic places in the world. Loving Europe (especially the English, Italian and French countryside) and the Mediterranean, her other favorite country is Hawaii. She has yet to visit India and Australia, her dream destinations in the name of research, of course!
Being a writer gives her the privilege to explore, travel, and meet wonderful, new and exciting—and sometimes eccentric—people. Her background in English literature, writing, and psychology helps her create unique characters for her stories. Especially the charismatic heroes and feisty heroines who find themselves in sticky situations with each other, their families, and their cultures. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing readers love her warm heroines and the gorgeous enigmatic heroes, like she falls in love with them.
When she is not painting in various media or watching romantic movies, or cooking up a storm for her family and friends, she hangs out with her writing friends and other creatives.
Although she was brought up in England, she now lives – and writes – in the Toronto, Canada, with her own love of her life, soul-mate husband, her gorgeous and fun daughter and her smart, blonde Cockapoo, Princess Bella.
Please email Gloria Silk with any questions or comments at: contact@GloriaSilk.com


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Blog Tour: Release and Review - Breaking Without You by Carrie Ann Ryan


Available April 16, 2019
From NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, comes a brand new series where second chances don’t come often, and overcoming an unexpected loss means breaking everything you knew.
I fell for Cameron Connolly at the wrong time. And when he left, I thought my life was over. But then, after the worst happened, I truly understood what that phrase meant. Now, he’s not ready for a second chance, and I’m not offering one. Though given that our families have been forced together after losing one of our own, I know there’s no turning back. Not this time. Not again. Not when it comes to Cameron.
I never wanted to hurt Violet Knight, but there were reasons I had to leave all those years ago—not that she'd believe me if I told her what they were. I not only left her, I also left my foster brothers. Honestly, I didn’t want to come back to Denver to help run my father’s failing brewery. But when it comes to my brothers, I know I’ll find a way to make it work. Perhaps I’ll even earn Violet’s forgiveness and face the connection we both thought long forgotten in the process. Because I wanted her then, but now I know I need her. I just hope she needs me.


Breaking Without You (Fractured Connections, #1)Breaking Without You by Carrie Ann Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This starts out at a funeral of a young woman who had committed suicide. You are with her 3 best friends and the one closest to her, Violet, does not understand why. She questions herself why she did not see any signs.
Violet had fallen for Cameron Connelly back when they were younger and then one day he just up and left with no goodbye. As we meet Cameron and his brothers we know why and how bad he feels for how he handled things. The Connelly brothers were adopted when they were younger and their parents are now gone. Now they are trying to be a family again and run the family brewery.
I loved getting to know each one of these characters and also seeing how the death of their friend has affected their lives.
Having a friend who did commit suicide at also a young age it does ask many questions that never will be answered. I felt this was so well written.
I received this from Inklsinger for an honest review.

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About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Blog Tour: Teaser and Prologue - I Know You by Erik Therme

Title:                  I KNOW YOU    

Author:     ERIK THERME  

PUB DATE: 12/04/2019

Apple Books:  https://apple.co/2TtfXPM

‘I can help you save your sister. But I need something from you …’

Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …

Then she receives a chilling text message. Someone has Alissa. But Bree will have to give up something very precious in exchange.

Desperate to save Alissa, Bree looks at everyone close to their family. She’s sure that Alissa’s best friend is keeping something back about her little sister and a boy at school, and why has their estranged uncle, who they’ve not seen in years, been hanging around again?

It soon becomes clear that the person behind the message knows a lot about the dark truths within the Walker family and will go to any lengths to get revenge. And as the search for Alissa continues, Bree discovers something about her brother Tyler that she wishes she hadn’t, a dangerous secret, which is also the key to bringing her little sister back home … 

A gripping and addictive thriller about family secrets and lies and the lengths people will go to protect them. Perfect for fans of Teresa Driscoll and Louise Jensen. 

Alissa Walker was a princess. Bree suspected she was biased in this determination (as any proud, eighteen-year-old sister would be), but on Alissa’s eighth birthday, Alissa could be anything she wanted—especially with a face as adorable as hers. 
Freckled nose? Check. 
Missing front teeth? Double check. 
Blonde, curtained bangs that were constantly pushed away by tiny hands with pink fingernails? 
How could anyone not love this kid to death?

Author Bio:

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering for his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his seventeen-year-old. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Blog Tour Review & Excerpt : Cipher by Larissa Ione

In the war between good and evil, sometimes the biggest battles take place inside the soul…and the heart.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes CIPHER, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

About CIPHER: 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series…

It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.

Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.

Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself…

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do. **

                                                       MY REVIEW:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cipher is an Unfallen Angel and woke up in hell with a new set of wings, fangs and a beautiful handler.He has to fight the growing corruption in him and it is a challenge when you have bad people out for you. But his friends are trying to find him and to prove he isn't evil. Cipher had to hand over a list to "the boss" and feels guilty from the ramifications that happened. Cipher and Lyre, his handler are out to free themselves and it isn't going to be easy. This was a novella so around 200 pages.
I received this from Inkslinger for an honest review.

“Ione has made a major name for herself with her amazing Demonica series.”

~ Romantic Times Book Reviews


Lilliana inhaled a shaky breath as she stood on the portal pad inside Sheoul-gra, the symbols engraved into the stone glowing hotly. A breeze swirled around her, rattling the leaves on the perpetually blooming citrus trees and bringing their tangy and sweet scents to her nose. Grassy lawns stretched for acres, broken by babbling streams and worn paths — and the occasional ancient Greek column or demonic statue that rose into the featureless gray sky.
Several yards away, a fountain that once ran with blood splashed crystal water onto pavers leading to outbuildings that housed dozens of Unfallen angels and Memitim. And beyond the fountain, Azagoth’s palace towered over all, its pale walls gleaming.
Relief sifted through her, temporarily replacing her nervousness. The realm was attuned to Azagoth’s moods, and she wasn’t sure what she’d have done if she’d come back to find the kind of decay and evil that had once held court here.
The Grim Reaper’s realm could be beautiful but disconcerting; look, but not too closely, touch, but don’t feel.
Her gut turned over, and inside her rounded belly, the baby stirred as if sensing the return of her anxiety.
Except that anxiety was too mellow a word for what she was experiencing. Really, she was flat-out terrified, mere moments away from seeing her husband for the first time in months. For the first time since she’d left him.
And he didn’t have a clue that she was pregnant.
She almost regretted telling Reaver that she didn’t need him to accompany her down here when he’d flashed her from Ares’s Greek island to the outer portal. She should have at least allowed Maleficent, a hellhound that had shadowed her everywhere on the island, to come with her. The hound had refused to leave her side until Cara distracted the beast long enough for Lilliana to get away. She was going to miss the moose-sized canine, but Cara assured her that Mal would find her if the hellhound had bonded with her.
Lilliana was going to have a hard enough time trying to explain bringing home a baby, let alone a pet that ate people.
Resting her palm on her baby bump, she stepped off the landing pad and started toward the palace, her heart pounding wildly. Azagoth would have sensed her presence by now.
Before that thought even faded, the skin on the back of her neck tingled, and she stopped in her tracks.
He was here.
He was behind her.
She should turn around and face him. But damn, she wasn’t ready for this.

Closing her eyes, she let out a long, ragged breath, and when she spoke, she could only manage a whisper. “Azagoth.”

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About Larissa Ione:

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.