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The Fae King’s Dream

OMG Jamie Schlosser is back with another amazing romance novel I adored in her Between Dusk and Dawn series’s. If you remember, she also wrote Between Dawn and Dusk, and The Fae King’s Curse. Today, we’ll be talking about The Fae King’s Dream!

  • Genre: Fantasy Romance
  • Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Like all the Fae kings before him, Damon is doomed to be blind until he finds his fated mate. Not happy to wander the world sightless, he decided to take matters into his own hands and travel through the dream world to find the woman who can break the curse. But when he finally finds her, meeting her with the help of a high pitched whistle, it’s nothing like he imagined.

Whitley was a normal, human, college student before a car accident kills both her parents and puts her in a coma. A handsome stranger comes to her, telling her what happened and promising to do all he can to help her survive. But even Damon’s constant presence in her dreams may not be enough to get her to wake up. Still, she trusts he’ll do all he can to save her, even if it costs him everything.

The pair feel the connection at once, sensing deep down in their cores how important they will be to each other. They just hope it’ll be enough to ensure a happy ending.

I can never not love this series. Each time I read an ebook copy, I end up buying the paperback as well just because I enjoy the story so much and think the covers are gorgeous. The men are romantic and beautiful and the girls are likable, realistic, and funny. Each make a perfect pair that you can’t help but cheer for.

Damon was amazing. His passion for finding his fated mate was clear from the first chapter and his attempt at using “humanists” to connect with Whitley were hilarious. He also brings that certain kind of sensuality that I’ve come to rightfully expect from all of Schlosser’s Fae kings.

Overall, this is a romance for all romance lovers. It’s adorable, sexy, and sweet, with a splash of the unknown that keeps you on your toes.

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Operation Valentine

We have a super exciting way to start 2021 and couldn’t want to celebrate it with all of you! We’ve embarked on a new romance journey together in a sweet series that takes place at a fabulous, fictional resort. Today we’d like to share the cover, blurb, and the preorder links for Operation Valentine, Hazel Oaks Resort book one.

She’s determined to play Cupid, but will her arrow go astray?

Nat Keller has worked at upstate New York’s Hazel Oaks Resort her entire adult life, dedicating herself to the lakeside lodge she considers home. After moving constantly as a child, planting roots and showcasing her organizational skills as the resort’s Head Concierge is her dream job. When she’s tasked with helping a married couple rekindle their romance, she’s excited to prove herself until she learns she’ll be working with a partner.

Lead Adventure Coordinator Hudson Dougal has never stayed in one place for long. He’s worked at Hazel Oaks for nearly a year and is contemplating his next big move when he’s asked to work with the only woman who seems to be immune to his charm. Always up for a challenge, Hudson accepts.

Soon, Nat and Hudson are igniting more than just a stale marriage. But just as Hudson wonders if roots have a purpose, he receives another opportunity. Will love be enough of an adventure to convince him to stay?


Operation Valentine will be out on January 25, 2021, just in time to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day!

You can preorder the ebook HERE now at all the major retailers, with the paperback becoming available soon. Happy reading!

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The Fae King’s Dream

I made no secret of how much I loved The Fae King’s Curse when I read it. It revived me my interest in fantasy romance, so when I heard Jamie Schlosser was coming out with a new book set in the same world, you know I had to get in on the action. Now, let me help to introduce the cover and blurb for The Fae King’s Dream, coming November 19th.

The first time I meet Damon, he rescues me from a nightmare. Literally. I’m stuck in a coma, and my mind is forcing me to relive the horrific accident that put me in this state over and over again. The gorgeous fae king is the only one who can give me peace.

As if the dream can’t get any weirder, he tells me we’re soul mates. He says he can fix my banged-up brain. He wants to be my hero.

Little does he know, I just might end up saving him. Because once I wake up, the real challenge begins. A bunch of vengeful witches want him dead, and they’ll stop at nothing to seal his fate.

But I’ve got plans of my own. The coven has caused too much tragedy, and I’ll defend my newfound love, even if it’s the last thing I do. And it just might be, because if Damon doesn’t survive, neither will I.

In the Series:

Between Dawn and Dusk

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The Fae King’s Curse

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Jamie Schlosser writes steamy new adult romance and romantic comedy. When she isn’t creating perfect book boyfriends, she’s a stay-at-home mom to her two wonderful kids. She believes reading is a great escape, otters are the best animal, and nothing is more satisfying than a happily-ever-after ending.

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Sentience

New book alert! So many fun stories are being brought to life this fall, and my most recent read is Sentience by Courtney P. Hunter. The Hunger Games meets West World in this science fiction thriller perfect for reading on a dark night.

  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️
  • Overall Rating: 4/5 Glass Slippers

Leo joins an experiment with twenty three others, hosted by a tech company called AlgorithmOS. They enter into a synthetic world known as Eden and are tasked with finding who the AI robots are. Perfectly imperfect and carefully crafted, each robot is indistinguishable from their human peers.

The group consists of people from all walks to life from a priest to a lawyer to a student and a corrections officer. Four aren’t human, and no one knows who are the AI, even the AI themselves. This massive Turing Test begins to take a toll on its participates as their begin to wonder if nothing around them is real.

This book was wild, you guys. I’m picking with my sci-fi reads, but this one really drew me in with the mix of realism and technological advances people can only dream of. I spent so much of the book trying to distinguish who the AI were and how things would pan out once friendships and bonds began to fray. Every time I would think I had it a little figured out, someone else would happen to make me question everything.

The only thing that I found difficult in the book was keeping track of the many characters as it flipped between points of view. Their backstories and conversations were important, so you have to pay close attention to each part so you don’t miss anything. Everything else, like the technology and the process of the experiment was laid out neatly and in a way people like me with a limited scientific background could understand.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing the way only a thriller can with the soft moments of romance tucked in. I recommend this book to fans of sci-fi and high concept ideas who crave a bit of guessing as they read.

Book Lists

Halloween Tales

Happy Halloweek to all my reading friends! The holiday may look different for some of us, but there’s no reason to not have any spooky tales to dive into. Here are a few magical, scary, or twisted reads to spice up your weekend.

Halloween at the Grand by Sinclair Jayne

Walker Wilder isn’t pleased at the idea of starting over in a small town, but a new job at the oldest hotel, and a visiting ghost hunting TV host, might just make this Halloween the best one yet.

From Smokeless Fire by M.A Guglielmo

Sahara, a paranormal party girl, joins forces with a fallen angel and has to choose between two magical sides before the forces of evil win.

The Witches Daughter by Paula Brackston

1628 is no time for a young witch like Elizabeth, orphaned and on the run. She makes a deal with warlock, but immortality is a steep price to pay for safety.

Sweet Pea by CJ Skuse

Rhinannon didn’t mean to kill anyone else, but the funny thing about killing is it never seems to be enough. Though certainly she won’t do it again…right?

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

After a zombie plague decimated the world, a provisional government begins to rebuild, using civilians to draw out the dead. Mark Spitz hates the dirty work, but thinks it’s the only way to get back to real life…until things go wrong.

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Everyone knows the tale of the doomed Donner Party, but was there something more sinister at plan than just starvation?

The Wolfe Creek Series by Kaylie Newell

The Wolfe men have a hidden secret that keeps others at arms length. But each time they grow close to a woman, their dangerous truths threaten to be revealed.

Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

Students at the prestigious Catherine House are trapped within its walls for three years with no contact with the outside world. Even when things begin to go wrong, the gilded doors stay locked.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Some couples will do anything to keep their marriage going…even murder.

Slow Burn by Bobby Adair

Many didn’t know about the undead side effect the new flu strain had. So when Zane is arrested for murder and the world begins to crumble, self defense becomes survival.

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The Return of the Disappearing Duke

New historical romance alert! The talented Lara Temple has just released another book, The Return of the Disappearing Duke!

  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Cleo is an adventurous young woman in 1822, having spent the past year traveling, and finally ending up in Egypt, with her father and brother. But when she’s separated from them due to tragedy and circumstance, she must don a disguise and head for home. But with a band of men at her heels and nothing but a necklace to sell, she must search for help in the most unlikely of places.

Rafe hadn’t expected to begin his morning with a woman dressed like a boy looking for his help. Cleo’s being hunted and needs to get back to England and safety. Although he must return there as well to claim his inherited title, he’s loath today go home. But Cleo’s sudden appearance seems to be the push he needs to face his demons.

Now they must work together to find a way out of the city and away from the men who chase Cleo. She’s in need of a protector, and he can’t say no to her. Traveling in tight quarters makes for close company, and soon more than friendly companionship blooms. But will it survive by the end of their journey?

Wow, another delicious romance by Lara Temple! it’s not often I read romances based in Egypt, but I’m so glad I did this time. The way she brought the ancient world alive through the scope of early archeology and experiences was lovely. The setting was truly immaculate.

Rafe and Cleo had a wonderful relationship from their first meeting. Their banter added a super fun layer to their budding romance that was only heightened by the clear chemistry they had. The sparks were vibrant and you really rooted for them through every leg of their journey.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to any and all fans of historical romance, especially if they like a little comedy and heat between the pages.

book review

Falling for the Innkeeper

Good afternoon reader friends! Today I have a brand new review for you, a sweet romance by Meghann Whistler entitled Falling for the Innkeeper!

  • Heat Level: ❤️
  • Genre: Christian Romance
  • Overall Rating: 5/6 Glass Slippers

Laura Lessoway is just trying to keep moving forward in the wake of a divorce from her workaholic husband. She and her young daughter Emma have been living at the Sea Glass Inn, a place once owned by her grandmother and left partially to her. Her mother’s trying to sell it, but Laura isn’t going to let her grandmother’s legacy go without a fight.

Johnathan Masters is a lawyer working on behalf of Carberry Hotels and is hoping to snag a prime piece of ocean front property. He’s not keen on playing hardball with a single mom, but he’s already arranged to stay a few days and is hoping he’ll seal the deal and go back to his office a winner.

Both are dealing with the scars of their pasts and learning to overcome their own fears for the future. While there’s an old saying that sea air cures all, it’ll take more than a stroll on the beaches of Cape Cod to bring this pair together.

Personally, I generally haven’t read much Christian romance, but I really enjoyed how Whistler made it a theme in her book without it being the focus. Laura’s faith just added to her character and it was nice to see how each of her decisions was given multiple layers of thought. Still, if you don’t enjoy religion as an ongoing theme, this book might not be for you, but general romance readers will probably see it as I did–a Hallmark-ish novel set in a charming location.

Laura and Johnathan have a great back and forth. They really seemed matched when it came to wits, and gave as good as they got. Honestly, if I didn’t know it was Whistler’s debut novel, I would have thought she was a seasoned author! The scenery was clear and the inner thoughts of the main characters were clear as a bell.

I’d recommend this book to all romance readers who enjoy a sweet read with a little faith and a whole lot of laughs.

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The Winter Sea

Time hopping historicals are always my go to when it comes to having a good time. And any historical romance reader knows Susanna Kearsley is a big name for all things historical. I picked up a paperback of The Winter Sea to read by the pool and loved it. The twist at the end made the story, but when it comes to that, my lips are sealed.

  • Genre: Historical/Contemporary Fiction/Romance
  • Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️
  • Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Bestselling author Carrie MacClellan travels the world, following the stories she writes. Not every tale comes from her imagination, though. Carrie’s always heard whispers, seen hints of things that have happened, and knows how to research into her visions to dig up the true facts behind old ruins and aged letters. She moves to a cottage in Cruden Bay in the shadows of Slains Castle to work on another book, one that will hit closer to home than any before.

In 1708, Sophia Paterson has not lived an easy life. Orphaned and alone, she goes to live with a distant relative, the Countess of Errol, at Slains Castle. Sophia will be on the coast of Scotland, overlooking the North Sea and the strange ships that carry hints of Jacobite rebellion and encoded notes. One in particular carries a cargo too precious for words, and soon Sophia is entangled in a world of secrets and the handsome John Moray who has a price on his head.

As Carrie works to separate fact from fiction, her book begins to unravel family secrets. The young woman Sophia is no longer just a name on paper and John isn’t some blur of a man with eyes like a storm sea. Their pasts become her reality, and it’s up to her to write their ending.

You guys, I loved this book. I’ve gotten pretty lucky lately in the reading department, but Kearsley really pulled me in with her tale of forbidden love and modern day detective work. I rooted for Sophia and John from their first meeting and nervously waited for each historical document Carrie unearthed. There were breadcrumbs and a twist that had had me reeling.

Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely and recommend it for all historical and contemporary romance fans.

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Hades

I’ve always had a thing for mythology. I love the legends and lore, the temple ruins and aerological sites full of sacred spaces. Egyptian, Norse, Japanese, Cree, Irish…every culture in the world has their own stories to tell. So when I got the chance to be an early reader for Hades by Carly Spade, I brushed up on mythos and dived in.

  • Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal Romance
  • Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️
  • Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Stephanie Costas is a digital forensics examiner for the Illinois State Police, but her keen eye isn’t her only skill. From a young age she’s been able to see auras, the colors that surround people. One day she’s dragged on a Greek vacation with her vivacious friend Sara who thinks they both deserve a break from the long hours at work. But when Stephanie sees the ruins and teal waters, she begins to think Sara might have been right about getting away…until a man at the bar with an aura like midnight fog makes her question everything.

Hades is like an aged whisky, sharp and heady with rich flavors and a lasting sweetness beneath the bite. He’s newly single and ready to mingle when it comes to the sweet brunette he met at the bar. But his life is complicated and he can’t keep Stephanie no matter how much he wishes he could.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and thought it was a fun spin on what might happen if Hades and Persephone ever called it quits. I was craving a bit more dark magic and drama with the king of the underworld from page one, and the fact he initially had a southern American accent really surprised me. Still, at times he was like Lucifer Morningstar’s cousin and had some great, teasing one liners to throw Stephanie’s way.

Stephanie’s friendship with Sara was also so much fun. Sara wasn’t privy to all the facts about the handsome stranger Stephanie met in Greece, but her reactions to everything were perfect. And don’t get me started on Zeus, the horniest, nosiest, King of the Gods. The cast was amazing and I was really rooting for Hades and Stephanie.

This book is a must for readers who enjoy a little twist, and a lot of humor, in their retellings.

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Hunger Games is a comfort read/watch for me. I really loved the apocalyptic setup author Suzanne Collins created. So when The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes came out, I snagged my copy right away.

Overall Rating: 4/6 Glass Slippers

Coriolanus Snow was born in the Capital of Panem to an old Capital family. He had the name and the prestigious penthouse to ensure all doors were open for him. But his parents are dead, leaving him and his elder cousin Tigress to care for their ailing grandmother and make sure no one knows how impoverished the once noble Snows have become.

As the 10th annual Hunger Games draw bear Coriolanus and his classmates are giving the chance to mentor a tribute. He’s given the girl from District 12, a slight against him, as it’s the poorest and weakest district. But his tribute Lucy Gray Baird is a born performer, and soon captures the heart of the capital.

While preparing for the games, Coriolanus and Lucy Gray find they have more in common than they knew, and soon they’re falling fast. From snake bites to escape plans, Coriolanus must decide if he should take of the mantle of the Capital or throw it all away in the search for love.

When I first heard about this book, I was skeptical. We know Coriolanus Snow as a villain, a sickly, evil poison or without a good bone in his body. Collins promised us a new look at the president, one that would make us think differently. I found myself reading, looking for fault in the unsure, charismatic boy who worked day and night to keep the snow family in line with the rest of the capitals elite. I was even rooting for him to come out on top, some thing I didn’t think I would do.

I was completely ready to adore this book, even though some parts were slower than I would’ve liked. But the ending made it difficult for me to love it. It was sharp and sudden, leaving so many unanswered questions that made me close the book with frustration. I know not every book is tied up in a neat bow at the end, but I have to say that I was truly disappointed.

One thing that didn’t disappoint, was the look at the formation of the capital, the way the districts interacted, and the lives of every day citizens. Before, we only knew what Katniss, an uneducated girl from District 12 knew. But Coriolanus was the son of a war hero, a scholar, someone who had an idea of how the larger world worked. Getting the extra locks into peace keepers and what led to the formation of the Hunger Games and beyond was really exciting.

Overall, I liked the book, but didn’t completely love it. Although, if Collins comes out with a new story set in Panam, I will be the first one in line to buy it.