#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 09/03/2020

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Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

Torn Apart – Aria Adams

Blurb:

“I was an enslaved mermaid. Now I have legs. And my master is coming for me.”

Taken as a child. Trained underwater. Lied to and manipulated. Aylia escapes by accident, but once she glimpses the surface world, she never wants to go back. Although she cannot speak, Prince Edward falls for her, and swears to protect her. But when her evil master returns, how can Edward disentangle Aylia from the dark wizard’s clutches?

This 40,000-word novel is a dark fairytale retelling of The Little Mermaid. The heroine has an unreliable point of view. The hero cannot always save her. And the villain is very evil. If you don’t like your HEAs to come easily, this series is for you.

Formerly a short story entitled Grim Mermaid, this novel has been vastly expanded and re-written.

Review:

Aylia does not have an easy life, living a life of enslavement she awaits her Master to give him pleasure that he approves of. Unfortunately this is rarely the case to Aylia is regularly punished for her lack of commitment to her ‘tasks’.

When I saw this was a dark retelling I wanted to give this book a try, as I have read other dark retellings of myths and fairytales and found them adapted well.

The story starts really rather quickly and I sympathised with Aylia and her plight, wishing for her escape from her horrendous treatment from her Master.

I don’t want to give too much of the story away, but I thought the characters were well developed. The story flowed well and loved the twists in the story.

This was my first book by Aria Adams, but I will definitely be picking up another of her books soon. 

[K]


In The Heart Of Fire – Dean Koontz

Blurb:

A bloodthirsty sheriff is terrorizing a small Texas town where justice has been buried with his victims. Until Nameless arrives—a vigilante whose past is a mystery and whose future is written in blood.

Anyone who crosses Sheriff Russell Soakes is dead, missing, or warned. One of them is a single mother trying to protect her children but bracing herself for the worst. Nameless fears the outcome. He’s seen it in his visions. Now it’s time to teach the depraved Soakes a lesson in fear. But in turning predators into prey, will Nameless unearth a few secrets of his own?

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes In the Heart of the Fire, part of Nameless, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.

Review:

Nameless is a vigilante, with no name and no past, he receives instructions to visit a small Texas town where there have been disappearances. He has random visions of the future, can he prevent another disappearance?

This is one of my first books by Dean Koontz (surprisingly) and I really enjoyed this short story, the first in the Nameless series and found it a very fast read.

I am looking forward to reading the next short read in this series soon.

[K]


Have you read/listened to any of the books above? Or any previously featured on Mini Review Monday? Let us know your thoughts! 

#BookBag | #NewFeature | #JanuaryBookBag | #WrapUp

Good evening everyone, [K] here

Here is my wrapup post from my first bookbag, Harry Potter ‘Don’t Let The Muggles Get You Down’ bag.

To recap my plan was to read the following books:

The Janus Stone by Ellie Griffiths (library book)

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (library book)

Hot Splices by Mike Watt (blog tour book)

Reflected In You by Sylvia Day (library book)

I actually managed to read in a massive 9 books! In addition to my planned reads I also read:

Ricochet Joe by Dean Koontz (borrowed kindle book)

finished listening to Cole by Tijan (audiobook) – started 30th December

Torn Apart by Aria Adams (ARC)

San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan (blog tour book)

started Back To Reality by Mark Stay (blog tour audiobook)

and started The Corner Shop In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May (borrowed kindle book)

How are you getting on with your reading this month?

Have you read any that I’ve read?

Let us know in the comments below!

[K]

#BookBag

#PromoPost | THE DARKHOLM SERIES by Aria Adams @LWoodsPR

Can you handle a dark twist on a fairytale favourite … The Darkholm series by Aria Adams is OUT NOW!!

ONE CLICK NOW! Or read for FREE with #KindleUnlimited!

Belle’s Betrayal → https://amzn.to/2J65tCC

“They want to destroy me. Use me. And they have no souls.”
Cast out of her village. Left as a sacrifice on the doorstep of a mysterious castle. Fighting to survive. Marea Belle’s only sanctuary is a mysterious mirror-world buried deep within the castle, where she falls for two men. But when their darkest secrets are revealed, how can she ever hope to redeem them? This 60,000-word novel is a dark why choose fairytale retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The protagonists are the villains. The heroine endures much suffering. If you like your HEAs to come at a great price, this series is for you. Formerly published as The Belle Jar.

ADD TO YOUR TBR: http://bit.ly/2VYjAi1

Torn Apart → https://amzn.to/2Q7QI6Z

“I was an enslaved mermaid. Now I have legs. And my master is coming for me.” Taken as a child. Trained underwater. Lied to and manipulated. Aylia escapes by accident, but once she glimpses the surface world, she never wants to go back. Although she cannot speak, Prince Edward falls for her, and swears to protect her. But when her evil master returns, how can Edward disentangle Aylia from the dark wizard’s clutches? This 40,000-word novel is a dark fairytale retelling of The Little Mermaid. The heroine has an unreliable point of view. The hero cannot always save her. And the villain is very evil. If you don’t like your HEAs to come easily, this series is for you. Formerly published as Grim Mermaid, this version has been vastly expanded and re-written.

ADD TO YOUR TBR: http://bit.ly/2nUimZr

Eternal Nightmare → https://amzn.to/3709fqM

BLURB “I sleep forever. Dream after dream. Tormented by them. I never get to awaken.” Lucy has slept for a hundred years. Everyone she ever knew is dead. Her kingdom is in decay. She doesn’t have anything to wake up for, but it has to be better than the nightmares, doesn’t it? Every time she thinks she’s opened her eyes, another nightmare begins. Endless horror. Can anyone help her? This is a dark fairytale retelling of Sleeping Beauty. The heroine is asleep. The hero can’t save her. The villain is long-gone, but her legacy lives on. If you don’t like your HEAs to come easily, this series is for you.

ADD TO YOUR TBR: http://bit.ly/38tMZqM

 

About Aria Adams

Aria is an author of dark erotic romance that dances on the boundary between horror and romance. Her heroes are not always immediately obvious, and neither are the villains. Her books often have elements of horror, and the characters at the end of a story are forever changed by the events that befell them. But she always makes sure there’s a happy ending, even if the characters have to work for it. Aria also writes the warm fuzzy romance stuff as Katie Douglas, where she has had USA Today and multiple Number One bestselling books in the US and worldwide.

Follow Aria Online!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Aria-Adams/e/B079VFP8CW/ Website: www.ariaadams.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AriaAdamsDarkER/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KatieAndAriasWildcats/ Newsletter: www.freeeroticabook.com Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/aria-adams

#ReleaseBlitz | TORN APART by Aria Adams (November 15TH 2019) @LWOODSPR

A retelling of The Little Mermaid with a dark twist you won’t want to miss… Torn Apart by Aria Adams is OUT NOW!!

Amazon US → https://amzn.to/2Q7QI6Z Amazon UK → https://amzn.to/2Nt0r5Q Amazon CA → https://amzn.to/34KUkji Amazon AU → https://amzn.to/32xbU8X

Or read for FREE with #KindleUnlimited!!!

BLURB “I was an enslaved mermaid. Now I have legs. And my master is coming for me.” Taken as a child. Trained underwater. Lied to and manipulated. Aylia escapes by accident, but once she glimpses the surface world, she never wants to go back. Although she cannot speak, Prince Edward falls for her, and swears to protect her. But when her evil master returns, how can Edward disentangle Aylia from the dark wizard’s clutches? This 40,000-word novel is a dark fairytale retelling of The Little Mermaid. The heroine has an unreliable point of view. The hero cannot always save her. And the villain is very evil. If you don’t like your HEAs to come easily, this series is for you. Formerly published as Grim Mermaid, this version has been vastly expanded and re-written.

ADD TO YOUR TBR: http://bit.ly/2nUimZr

About Aria Adams

Aria is an author of dark erotic romance that dances on the boundary between horror and romance. Her heroes are not always immediately obvious, and neither are the villains. Her books often have elements of horror, and the characters at the end of a story are forever changed by the events that befell them. But she always makes sure there’s a happy ending, even if the characters have to work for it. Aria also writes the warm fuzzy romance stuff as Katie Douglas, where she has had USA Today and multiple Number One bestselling books in the US and worldwide.

Follow Aria Online!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Aria-Adams/e/B079VFP8CW/ Website: www.ariaadams.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AriaAdamsDarkER/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KatieAndAriasWildcats/ Newsletter: www.freeeroticabook.com Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/aria-adams

#CoverReveal | TORN APART by Aria Adams (November 15th 2019) @LWoodsPR

Are you ready for another dark twist on a fairytale favourite? The Darkholm series by Aria Adams continues with Torn Apart … out on November 15!!

  BLURB “I was an enslaved mermaid. Now I have legs. And my master is coming for me.” Taken as a child. Trained underwater. Lied to and manipulated. Aylia escapes by accident, but once she glimpses the surface world, she never wants to go back. Although she cannot speak, Prince Edward falls for her, and swears to protect her. But when her evil master returns, how can Edward disentangle Aylia from the dark wizard’s clutches? This 40,000-word novel is a dark fairytale retelling of The Little Mermaid. The heroine has an unreliable point of view. The hero cannot always save her. And the villain is very evil. If you don’t like your HEAs to come easily, this series is for you. Formerly published as Grim Mermaid, this version has been vastly expanded and re-written.

ADD TO YOUR TBR: http://bit.ly/2nUimZr FOLLOW ARIA FOR RELEASE ALERTS: http://bit.ly/2neJCkP

About Aria Adams

Aria is an author of dark erotic romance that dances on the boundary between horror and romance. Her heroes are not always immediately obvious, and neither are the villains. Her books often have elements of horror, and the characters at the end of a story are forever changed by the events that befell them. But she always makes sure there’s a happy ending, even if the characters have to work for it. Aria also writes the warm fuzzy romance stuff as Katie Douglas, where she has had USA Today and multiple Number One bestselling books in the US and worldwide.

Follow Aria Online!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Aria-Adams/e/B079VFP8CW/ Website: www.ariaadams.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AriaAdamsDarkER/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KatieAndAriasWildcats/ Newsletter: www.freeeroticabook.com Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/aria-adams