Sunday, May 29, 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Je Suis À Toi by Pepper Winters

Welcome to the Je suis à toi book blitz! This book is a Contemporary New Adult Romance and was published today!
Je suis à toi by Pepper Winters
“Life taught me an eternal love will demand the worst sacrifices. A transcendent love will split your soul, cleaving you into pieces. A love this strong doesn’t grant you sweetness—it grants you pain. And in that pain is the greatest pleasure of all.”

Q made me the happiest esclave in the world. He gave me his heart, his empire, his ruthless unforgiving love. And life finally left us in peace.

A man like my maître has special needs though, growing stronger as our lives intertwine. The only way to survive his monster is to agree to all his desires.

Including his latest wish.

I’m his.

And I won’t refuse.
Series: Monsters in the Dark, #3.5
Age: New Adult
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Tess and I remained quiet, letting the others do the entertaining.

The staff cleared the table, appearing and disappearing effortlessly. It felt as if we were alone and in a private sanctuary rather than a cavernous castle.

Finishing his wine, Frederick stood up, helping Angelique to her feet with a doting smile. They made a handsome couple with their svelte frames and similar features. I didn’t have many close friends, but those I did, I cherished.

“Let’s play a few parlour games. What do you say?” Frederick clapped his hands, encouraging us to stand.

Tess rolled her eyes as Franco plucked Suzette from her chair.

“I don’t think monopoly or scrabble are what most of us have in mind tonight.” Tess murmured too low for anyone but me to hear as she came toward my side.

Wrapping an arm around her waist, it came off as kind and loving, but the fierce way I glued her to my side spoke of domination and desire. “Shall we retire and find our own entertainment?” I whispered in her ear.

She smiled coyly. “I think that’s a—”

“Come on. No excuses. A few games together and then we’ll head to bed.” Frederick in his bossiness didn’t let us say no.

With a mixture of grumbles and half-hearted hesitation, he ferried us into the room attached to the great hall and motioned us to sit in the mismatch velour love-seats and wingbacks grouped together around a low coffee table. Nestled by the chairs were a whiteboard, markers, and other paraphernalia.

“What the hell are you planning, mon ami?” I asked, reluctantly letting Tess pull me onto a love-seat with her.

Angelique answered for him, tugging her long dark hair over her shoulder. “Well, we’re in a castle. We thought it would be fun to play some of the parlour games that would’ve been their entertainment back in the day.”

I groaned dramatically. “I’d much rather drink.” I pinched Tess beside me, hissing in her ear. “And then play with you.”

About the Author

Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She's also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.

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Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)
1 x Signed Copy of Je Suis a Toi
2 x signed swag packs of Monsters in the Dark

This book blitz was organized by Xpresso Book Tours. The giveaway is sponsored and administered by the author.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Book Review: One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail

WARNING: This post and the links from it contain adult content. If you are under 18 years of age or if such content offends you, please EXIT now.
This novel was gifted to me by Kevin Breaux. I’ve read other books by him but this one is completely different and a breath of fresh air.

One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail by Kevin James Breaux
America’s population is slowly dying due to an epidemic, and Alexander, an ancient, immortal shaman, has medicine that can heal people. It has one small side effect—Alexander’s able to control the minds of anyone taking the drug, nicknamed “dust.”

Alexander plans to take over the country once dust is released to the general public, crushing anyone who stands in the way. He needs just a little bit more of a certain magical ingredient to make the medication work properly: fairy wings.

An intelligent, stunning fairy, Sabrina was also America’s sweetheart—until a video of a crime she was involved in surfaces, nearly destroying her. A year later, she’s finally ready to step back into the spotlight. Together with her bodyguard, Mira, a water spirit in human form, Sabrina’s prepared to start over.

Things are starting to look up until she meets Alexander in a club and goes from social outcast to tortured captive in the blink of an eye. Will she be able to escape the evil shaman and his mind-controlled slaves in time to save herself and everyone she cares about?
Series: Unknown, #1
Age: 18 years and up
Review: 5 butterflies
This book took me by surprise. I had read the blurb, and I wasn’t sure that it was my cup of tea. However, Kevin Breaux brought out some hidden qualities that aren’t typically in fantasy novels. The book begins en medias res, which is one of my favorite literary styles of all time. We’re thrown into the action, not knowing exactly what happened or what’s going on.

I absolutely loved the mythology that Breaux created—placing a creative twist to the fairy tales that we know and love today. While I’ve read other books Breaux has written, this one is completely different from his dark fantasy series.

Sabrina is a fairy, but not your typical fairy that we’re used to. She’s not even really the typical “dark fantasy” fairy either, since she has a very unique backstory. She was an interesting character to read. She’s the typical starlet who loves fashion and spends a crap-ton of money on clothes and shoes. She lived the party style and had an incident because of it that ruined her reputation. While she’s the type of character that I love to hate, Breaux writes her in a way that makes me sympathize with her and even more: I root for her.

While Cade is on the blurb of the book, I would actually see him more of a secondary character. He’s not even in the book (except for the flashbacks) until the second half. While I enjoyed his character, I don’t really know much about him except for he’s a vampire. Since this book ended in a sort-of cliffhanger, I assume that Breaux will expand on him in other books.

Moselle is a mummy. That’s something I didn’t expect in a fantasy book. Breaux has a very interesting take on mummies. Instead of the gross, falling-apart being that I expected, she’s a very sexually-appealing, confident woman. The history behind her becoming a mummy is actually one of my favorite stories in this novel. Breaux completely created a brand-new mythology for mummies and I loved it completely.

Mira is my favorite character, which is odd, because she is a very minor character in this novel. She just had this very honest and humble air about her. While Moselle and Sabrina are very “valley girl,” Mira is less so. She’s the average girl and that helped me relate with her the most.

Jackson was my least favorite, to be honest. He didn’t really contribute to all of the action, caused more chaos, and actually distracted some of the characters from achieving their goal. This was probably the point of this character, since every good story needs an antagonist, and when you have two, even better.

Alexander Kintner, the bad guy of it all, is the true antagonist. While Jackson didn’t really help (and sometimes hindered), Kintner actively fought against Sabrina. While I don’t know Kintner’s backstory (and I’m dying to) he is a very good antagonist. However, he’s more Voldemort than Umbridge in that yeah, he’s evil and yeah, you want to defeat him, but you’re not really attached and actively hating him.

This story was definitely very interesting and completely unique. While there are a lot of shock-worthy elements, a lot of swearing, and sex, it doesn’t actually matter and I got incredibly invested in the story. There is a small cliffhanger at the end, but all of the issues are resolved in the book. There are a few loose ends, but not enough to make you worry. Breaux brings in some conflict towards the end that obviously points towards a sequel, but it could probably be read as a stand-alone without much frustration (I did fall on the floor in distress when I figured out the book was over but that’s just me). I recommend this book to those who are tired of the typical fairy tales and want a nice twist, but don’t mind some R-rated fun added in.
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