Review: Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas #1) by Alison Bliss

Rules of ProtectionTitle: Rules of Protection
Series: Tangled in Texas, book 1
Author: Alison Bliss
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
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Synopsis
It’s rule breaker Emily Foster’s birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately, she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she’s entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.

When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can’t have.

Jake’s as hot as he is infuriating, and she can’t help but push all his buttons to loosen him up. Their mutual, sizzling sexual attraction poses a dilemma: Jake’s determined to keep her safe and out of the wrong hands; she’s determined to get into the right ones—his.

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Emily is put in the Witness Protection Program after witnessing a mob hit. Jake is part of her detail, duty bound to protect her with his life. What neither expected was to have to guard their hearts too.

I had so much fun reading Rules of Protection, it was action packed with the right amount of sarcasm injected. And I fell in love with all the characters (minus Germy, I didn’t like him).

Emily was just amazing, she was so witty and full of sarcasm. I knew every time she opened her mouth I’d be giggling away to myself and I was right. She just didn’t have a filter, she said what she wanted as soon as it popped into her head. It was so refreshing, and it drove Jake crazy which was a HUGE bonus.

Jake, that man drove me batshit crazy. I didn’t like him at first but warmed up to him eventually, I think he’s one of them who you love to hate. He’s yummy, a smart ass and a control freak, he’d take a bullet for those he loves and would do anything to protect what’s his.

Cowboy has got to be mentioned! I loved that man, he was funny, flirtatious, gorgeous, loyal and protective. He had me swooning a lot, especially towards the end when he told Jake to fuck off and leave Emily alone, he was my favourite character by far. Even if he is a ladies man 😉

Rules of Protection had a bit of everything; action, murder, fighting, romancing, love, sarcasm, hurt, betrayal and sexy men (can’t forget them). If you’re a fan of romance you should definitely read this one.

5 rating

Ashton

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Cover Reveal: Arkadia (Halfway House #1) by Dzintra Sullivan

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ArkadiaTitle: Arkadia
Series: Halfway House, book 1
Author: Dzintra Sullivan
Genre: Paranormal
Designed by: Paradox Book Cover Designs
Synopsis
I am Arkadia Castner. I am beautiful. I am popular. I am also the most messed up witch you will ever meet. I can’t make water boil, or make the wind blo; I cant even match without the aid of a flint. My 18th birthday is in six months, and if I don’t pass the paranormal safety Exams (PSEs) by then, I will be banished to the isle of shadows for eternity, never to be seen again – it will be as though i never existed.

I found myself at the halfway house under the supervision and guidance of Den Mother and telepathic empath, Eloise Mayflower. The halfway house is the last chance for troubled paranormal teens like me to pass our PSEs and avoid banishment. Eloise knows everything I think and feel, and is supposed to be helping me, but I still can’t do basic spells a six-year-old can do. I hate it here, but i have no choice. This is my last chance.

I has all but given up hope, when in walks Bohdan Drak. Tall, dark, and so damn sexy it hurts to look at him – even his muscles had muscles. He is a dragon shifter and wear the mark of having passed his PSEs. When our souls meet, we realize we have found our soul mates and perfect matches. My dying hope has found life again and I finally have a reason to look forward to a future.

I thought everything would be fine, but darkness and despair creep into my future. I have been framed for a murder and everyone believes I am guilty. The paranormal council now watches my every move. Can I trust Bohdan and true love? I fear my destiny is to be banished forever…

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Dzintra SullivanDzintra Sullivan is a happily married mother of four amazing children. She lives on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. She has always been an avid reader starting with Enid Blyton and Judy Blume as a young girl. Quickly falling in love with the Paranormal creatures in her teen years.

Dzintra owns and runs the FB page Book Friends Forever, having started it to connect with other book addicts from around the world. Dzintra has always had a dream to write, and she is now living her dream. “Arkadia” is her debut novel, and book one in the Halfway House Series.

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Book Blitz: Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper #1) by Ruth Silver

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Dead Girl WalkingTitle: Dead Girl Walking
Series: Royal Reaper, book 1
Author: Ruth Silver
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Publication Date: April 25, 2014 by Patchwork Press
Synopsis
Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered.

Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.

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Audrey AveryWe all have them, secrets. In Dead Girl Walking, Princess Ophelia has a secret and it gets her killed. In her new life as a grim reaper, she has another secret, what she is. The reapers know, but the people from her past can’t ever find out. She’s sworn to secrecy.
Here’s a secret of mine. When I was a sophomore in college I stayed in the dorms on campus. The school had a strict no pets policy (except for fish). I was living with 3 other girls in a suite and we all wanted a pet. So, I got a rabbit and smuggled him into the dorm. For three years he lived with me and only a handful of friends knew about my pet. On weekends when I’d go home, I’d put him into a black pet travel bag and sneak him in and out of the dorm. It wasn’t easy, riding down the elevator with a rabbit hopping in the bag. I’d try and shift my weight and move around in the elevator, I’m sure people were wondering what was going on!
Here’s a photo of Audrey Avery at 4 months old! He was super cute and friendly. Oh how I miss him!

About the Author
Ruth SilverRuth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant. The Young Adult/New Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.

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Book Trailer: Fractured Dream by K.M. Randall

Fractured DreamTitle: Fractured Dream
Series: Dreamer Saga, book 1
Author: K.M. Randall
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: June 21, 2014 by Booktrope
Synopsis
Have you ever wondered where fairytales go once they’re created?

It’s been eight years since Story Sparks last had a dream. Now they’re back, tormenting her as nightmares she can’t remember upon waking. The black waters of Lake Sandeen, where her Uncle Peter disappeared decades before, may hold the secret to Story’s hidden memories, or a truth she’d rather not know. On a bright summer afternoon, Story and her two best friends, Elliott and Adam, take a hike to the lake, where they dive into the cool water and never reemerge. What they find is beyond anything they’ve ever imagined could be possible, a world where dangers lurk in the form of Big Bad Wolves, living Nightmares and meddlesome witches and gods.

Now Story must remember who she really is and somehow stop two worlds from ultimate annihilation, all while trying not to be too
distracted by the inexplicable pull she feels toward a certain dark-eyed traveler who seems to have secrets of his own. The fates of the worlds are counting on her.

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As a girl, K.M. always wished she’d suddenly come into magical powers or cross over into a Faerie circle. Although that has yet to happen, she instead lives vicariously through the characters she creates in writing fantasy and delving into the paranormal. When K.M. is not busy writing her next novel, she is the editor-in-chief of a blog covering the media industry, as well as an editor with Booktrope Publishing. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in English-Lit from Nazareth College of Rochester. K.M. lives in Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region with her husband and her extremely energetic little boy. Fractured Dream is her first novel.

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Release Day Blitz: The Lilith Scroll by B. L. Marsh

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The Lilith ScrollTitle: The Lilith Scroll
Author: B. L. Marsh
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: August 13, 2014 by Blue Tulip Publishing
Synopsis
What if you discovered there was time before time began? What if everything you thought was true, was not? What if there was a beginning before, “In the beginning”? What if another story was unfolding within our time? A story steeped in loss, love, betrayal, and secrets?
On her twenty-third celebrated birthday, Lilith arrived in Scotland, following clues she had secretly collected about her past. Little did she know that her arrival at the Rosslyn Chapel would reignite one of the oldest wars of all time- The Fall. Sides will be chosen, lives will be lost, and the secret kept all this time by the Illuminati will be exposed.
Welcome to Eden. The place where magic was born, trees are gateways to other realms, and Angels aren’t what you think they are. Meet Lilith. A young woman with an incredible story; one she isn’t supposed to know, much less tell. Meet Sam. A man with an unknown past and powers that rival Lilith’s.
Go back in time. Back to the garden. Experience the magic of creation, the wonder of nature, and the betrayal that destroyed it all.

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Excerpt
Raziel paced back and forth in his study. Over and over again the events of the morning played out before his eyes. He walked over the large fireplace across the room and stopped before a bluestone altar. Raziel had carved the altar himself using the same tools as the early humans. Not using any magic until the very end, he’d painstakingly hewn the stone. It had taken him twenty years to carve it. For an immortal, it was a blink in time, but Raziel discovered something during those years. Working with his hands made the time pass more quickly. It gave him a purpose in his otherwise monotonous life here on Eartz.
The cuneiform, recognizing its master’s hands began to glow. The illumination from the runes began to intensify. As the magic continued to run through all the words, it wrapped around and over the altar to a single sapphire on top.
As the light shone brighter than the sun, Raziel raised his hands and a huge blue flame shot up from the gemstone and billowed quietly.
“Show me the Taken,” Raziel commanded.
The flames crackled, morphed, and spread out wider. An image began to take form. Trees, waterfalls, the Genesis circle — all flashed before him. The images finally settled on a cab flying out of control toward the Rosslyn Chapel. Demons had taken control of the driver. He barreled down the road, throwing his passenger up against the door.
“In the name of Yahweh, I banish you!” Raziel’s voice boomed. The windows rattled in their frames. The demons fled the driver just in time for the cab to stop in front of Rosslyn.
Raziel saw Lilith slam up against the car door. As he looked up from the cab, he saw a tall man cast the most intricate invisibility spell he had ever seen. The entire chapel now crawled with what looked like an ever-growing spiderweb. The barrier was stripping away shaded powers from the immortals who entered.
“Wow. Well, will you look at that? I never thought I’d see this day,” Raziel said.

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About the Author
B. L. MarshB. L. Marsh has been writing and telling stories her entire life. She is a music teacher, guest lecturer and runs Master Classes. Her academic research is focused on the L’homme arme tradition, the Dead Sea Scrolls, chant transmission in the Medieval and Renaissance, and Gnostic and Kabbalah history. Her passion for spirituality, mythology and developing her relationship with God are parts of her Rule of Life. In her reading of the Bible and other extra-biblical texts however, she began to daydream about the characters, about how life was back then, and how cool it would have been to walk in the Garden with God. Her stories weave a new mythology revolving around Genesis.
When she is not writing or teaching, she spends her days hanging out with five of the coolest boys on the planet and at night can be found doing completely ridiculous things like reading Joseph Campbell and Jane Austin and watching the same 3 movies on TV.

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Release Day Blitz: Dark Fates boxed set

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Dark FatesTitle: Dark Fates
Series: Boxed Set
Authors: Carrie Ann Ryan, Marie Harte, Rebecca Royce, Lia Davis, Ann Mayburn, Heather Long
Genre: Paranormal
Publication Date: August 12, 2014
Synopsis
Six brand new, hot paranormal romance stories from USA Today and bestselling authors. Alpha heroes and heroines with dark pasts and the need to find their own happy ever after will draw you in and make you turn to the next page.

THE HUNTED HEART by USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan
Emeline might have been alive hundreds of years, but she’s never really lived. Noah has known Emeline was his mate since he first saw her, only he doesn’t know if she feels the same. When he finally takes that final step, he’ll have to pray she finds the connection and overcomes the past she thought she’d lost years ago.

JACKAL’S MEASURE by USA Today Bestselling Author Marie Harte
Tortured by the god of chaos for centuries, Tariq knows only duty to numb the pain. When he’s sent to collect Eden, a sexy human accused of interfering in the Games of the Gods, his missing heart beats again. But love may not be enough to save them.

ALPHA’S SACRIFICE by Rebecca Royce
Hayden Chaucer is determined to make the best life possible for his pack and is ill-prepared to discover his true mate waiting for him in his home. Worse, his mate, Chelsea, has fled the True Believers, and her ability to see the future may cost them their present.

TOUCH OF DESIRE by Lia Davis
A submissive wolf who lost it all finds herself in a mating dance with the very dominant senior enforcer who will stop at nothing to claim her.

SANGUE FEVER by Ann Mayburn
Drifting without a purpose, vampire Lisabetta finds herself yearning for something more. She finds it while hunting for her next donor. Things are not quite as they seem when she seduces an older mortal man and finds herself in danger of falling in love for the first time in centuries.

FORBIDDEN RESCUE by Heather Long
All Jubilee Spector wants is to save her brother. The last thing she expects is to stumble into a dark world and another’s war. But Fox Arada is so much more than a man, and her secret threatens to change the Watchers’ world forever.

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Carrie Ann RyanUSA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

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