Where Sleeping Gods Lie

Title: Where Sleeping Gods Lie

Author: Yolanda Olson

Genre: Horror/Thriller/Erotica

Release Date: May 6, 2017

 

Where Sleeping Gods Lie

 

Synopsis:

Content Advisory: The following story contains scenes of a graphic nature. These scenes are horrific and sexual acts that are occurring. Bloody goodness and dirty, vicious boys lie ahead. You’ve been warned.

Logic tells us that when we reach the end of something, we stop. 

Life is a game, a book; everything has an ending, but what if the end is just the beginning? My end came a long time ago and I hope you’ll understand why I can begin again at that exact moment.

There are reasons these things happen. I’m not entirely sure what they all are, and I can name a certain few, but that would defeat the purpose of figuring it out. Everything should begin as a clean slate and end in flames. Nothing is salvageable if you really open your eyes and look at this putrid world. I was once taught that everyone deserves a second chance, everyone is wonderful in their own way, and everyone finds happiness.

I used to believe that because I had found my happiness. My sliver of sunshine on a rainy day. My cool, calm in the raging fires that spoke softly enough to quiet my malicious thoughts.

But there are only so many times you can roll the dice before you keep ending up with the same numbers.

 

My Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

Where Sleeping Gods Lie by Yolanda Olson has to be on of my top 3 favorites that she has written. It doesn’t rely on gore as much as many of her other stories do, however if you have every read a book by Yolanda, you know there is going to be a catch in the end.

When first getting to know Fai and Koval, they seem like your normal couple who like spicing things up every now and then by adding a third. That’s where Angie comes in. However, things take a wrong turn when a drunk Angie says all the wrong things and sends Koval into a downward spiral.

In an effort to save Koval from himself, Fai gets Angie to take him across the border to their secluded cabin. Angie is hell bent on making it up to the two men in any way she can. That was her first mistake.

I spent the whole book falling in love with Fai and Koval. I felt that Koval was full of angst and had major issues, while Fai fought to  keep him balanced. It’s this reason that I never would have guessed the ending.

Technically this book would be considered a horror, but honestly it doesn’t read that way. More like a suspense. You know something is going to go terribly wrong, but you don’t know when or how.

That’s all I can say without giving away the ending. So you’ll just have to read it for yourself.

 

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About Yolanda Olson:

Yolanda Olson

Yolanda Olson is an award winning and international bestselling author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

 

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Little Bird

Title: Little Bird

Series: Caged Volume 1

Author: M. Dauphin & H.Q. Frost

Genre: Crime/Thriller/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 27, 2016

 

Little Bird

 

Synopsis:

I’m Megan Porter. Abused, unwanted, unloved. Until I met Jasper. A monster hiding behind a beautiful face and he caged me like a bird. Conditioned me for the employee and woman he wanted. Never expecting what I had in store for him. And I never expected what he had for me. Lucas Acey.
Lucas, Kid, Hoodrat, Ace.
I’ve gone by plenty of names in my life. Names I’ve never been too fond of, but I’ve dealt with it because that’s what I do. I deal with shit I don’t like. I deal with shit that needs to go away. On a daily basis I’m reminded why I do it. Jasper was all I had left in this world. We made it work… kept the family business moving, so to say. I never lost sight of a goal. Not until my job brought me to her
Megan Porter.
If there was one girl that could be the end of me and everything I’ve worked for, it’s her.
***WARNING*****
*****THIS BOOK MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERS AT ITS DARKEST POINTS.
*****NONE OF THE ACTS INVOLVED IN THIS BOOK ARE RECOMMENDED TO TRY IN REAL LIFE.
*****THIS IS FICTION.
*****THIS IS AN 18+ READ. THIS BOOK IS BOOK 1 OF A TWO BOOK SERIES****

 

Little Bird

 

Review:

Rating: 5 Stars ✰✰✰✰✰

Little Bird was cowritten by M. Dauphin and H.Q. Frost. It is the first book in the Caged series.

This book is quite the surprise. It is a very dark read so if you are sensitive, this may not be the book for you. For me, I like a book that is honest and doesn’t gloss over things and that is exactly what this book is.

Megan Porter was abused from the day she was born. Her parents, drug addicts, sold her body to pay their drug debts. When Megan meets Jasper, she thinks she has met her savior. Little did she know that she was trading one bad situation for another. The one thing that she has going for her is that she is Jasper’s obsession and she plans on using that to her advantage. That is until she meets Lucas. Lucas Ace is like a brother to Jasper. When Jasper thinks that Megan is up to no good, he hires Lucas to spy on her and find out what it is. Lucas knows if he finds any dirt on Megan, he will have to kill her. What neither of them, were planning on was falling for each other. Can they navigate the games they play and manage to stay alive and together?

These characters were both products of terrible upbringings. They are products of abuse who learned to not only adapt to their horrible environments, but how to thrive in them. There are no fluffy happy love scenes in this book. It is all rough and even brutal. Neither one of them actually WANT to like each other, they just do. But as the book continues, they find themselves in a mess they can’t get out of without one of them having to die. The ending is so twisted, it will make you beg for the next book. I know I did!

 

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M. Dauphin:

M.Dauphin

An avid, self proclaimed closet book nerd by the age of nine, Dauphin didn’t take her love of fictional worlds public until she self-published her first book almost 20 years later. Since putting to paper the voices in her head, she’s fallen in love with a career of building, ruining, and rebuilding fictional character’s lives. Currently, she has self published two series, two full length novels, and two full length co authored books she’s written with her other half HQ Frost, as well as been involved with two anthology sets. Her love will always reside with the romance genre, but she does enjoy going off the grid every now and then with non-fiction.
From Southern Illinois, born and raised, she now resides with her husband, two small boys, and two very busy dogs.
If you friend her on Facebook, you’ll be subjecting yourself to a whole lot of awesome…. So what are you waiting for?!

 

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H.Q. Frost:

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H.Q. Frost is a fiction dictator of contemporary romance, but not limited to. After writing for nineteen years, Destructive Gods is her first published release.
“The improbable is very probable in my worlds.” -H.Q.-

 

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Shadows

Title: Shadows

Series: A Love Ever After Series

Author: Amber Lacie

Genre: Romance/Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense/Collections

Release Date: May 21, 2017

 

Shadows

 

Synopsis:

Eve is a beautiful woman surrounded by her friends and family. In her twenty-six years of life, nothing exciting has ever happened to her. Everything is going perfectly for her. Little does she know, one summer at the beach could change her life forever. . .

Theron is the son of a cutthroat multi-billionaire business tycoon. He thought he left behind the world his father created, but things change. His only hope at overcoming his past, is finding the one person he lost so very long ago. . .

When Eve bumps into Theron, their worlds collide. Nothing can prepare them for the instant fireworks and roller coaster ride waiting for them. 

When evil starts to surround them, intent on destroying them, Eve runs into trouble…

Can Theron and Eve find Light among the Shadows? Or will evil win?

 

Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

When I originally read this story, it was written as two separate books so please bare with me as I try to combine two reviews into one.

Shadows (Part 1)

Eve was just a normal girl going about her life. She had a job that paid the bills and her roommates Kayla and Matt were her two best friends since childhood. All she needed now was that man that gave her fireworks, not that she was looking. When tragedy strikes and delivers a devastating loss, a stranger is there to catch her. His name is Theron and he helps her find the strength to keep moving forward with her life. He is her fireworks, but are things moving too fast? As if things aren’t bad enough at home, there are some strange things going on at work as well. Will things ever get better for Eve?

I really enjoyed this book. Eve and Theron definitely have some growing to do in this book. Eve especially is learning how to stand on her own two feet and it was nice to see her assert her independence in the end. Theron seems like the perfect man. But he has many secrets and that just can’t be good for a relationship. There was one scene where I felt like Kayla’s actions were out of character. As a best friend, I would have thought that she knew better, but that’s just my opinion. I think I would have liked to have known more about what happened in the work place as well. None of those things take away from the story though. It’s just the drawback of reading the books backwards.

I highly recommend this book. It’s well written and has just the right mixture of romance, drama, and suspense. 

Light (Part 2)

This part of the story starts out in the hospital shortly after Theron’s Grandmother dies. He is in a dark place and only Eve can seem to bring him out of it. She is so worried about his state of mind as the book progresses, that she keeps some pretty major secrets from him. In her defense though, she was going to tell him, she was just looking for the right time. More dangers pop up for them and it is starting to look like it might not be the usual suspects after all.

I was immediately drawn into this book and the lives of the characters. It was very well written and there was enough back story for me to be able to follow along having not read the other book. I have to say that if all men spoke the way Theron does to Eve, there would not be a need for romance books ever again. Talk about H-O-T! He’s a bit over bearing for my taste but he has his reasons. I have to say though that I could have used a bit more of his POV in the book. There were a few times I would have liked to know what was going on in his head. I think Eve is torn between being an independent person and needing to rely on Theron. She is definitely secure in her relationship and her love with him and I have to say, I respect that. Plus we all know how much hormones played a roll in a lot of her decisions.

This book had some great suspense in it. Combine that with some hot and steamy romance and this is one heck of a good book. Loved it and am looking forward to reading the first book so I can learn some more of the back story.

 

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About Amber Lacie:

Amber Lacie

I grew up in the Chicagoland region and now live in a quaint little town in Northwest Indiana. I have two beautiful children and husband who worships the ground I walk on (or at least he should). I’m an avid reader and I absolutely love books. Now I’m expanding that love into writing and looking forward to producing many books.

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Morning Star

Title: Morning Star: The First Book of Lucifer

Series: Books of Lucifer

Author: S.E. Rise

Genre: Paranormal/Thrillers/Suspense/Erotica

Release Date: April 29, 2016

 

Morning Star

 

Synopsis:

The Angels found the daughters of men desirable. 
We still do. 
I am Lucifer, the Morning Star and I have Dominion over the Earth. God has destroyed the Earth countless times and I have survived through it all. 
I always survive. 
You can hate me all you want but just remember that I have the good tasting candy-the kind you like and want. The kind you need. I have known, yes in the Biblical sense, the most beautiful women in all of history. 
Shall I tell you a story or two? 
Take a walk with me and I will show you what the world is really like. It’s your choice-it is always your choice.
There is a beginning, there will be an end but the moments in between are where the story is found. 
And, if you are wondering, the answer is yes, the Angel Gabrielle does have a sexy ass. 
She always has. 
That is mine as well. 

 

My Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

Morning Star is the first book in the Books of Lucifer Series by S. E. Rise. As Lucifer is going about his days, he reminisces on his past. We get to learn how Earth became his dominion and why he was cast down and given Hell to rule.

It’s almost hard not to like Lucifer in this book. Sure he’s a bad guy and he does bad things, but it’s mostly on impulse and if he happens to unintentionally hurt someone, he tries to make it right in a way that only he can. You see this many times throughout the book. His minions are loyal to him, but he has very few friends, and the ones he has don’t hesitate to double cross him when the need arises. One such friend is Cain. Cain is an old friend of Lucifers. He was cursed by God to walk the earth until the end of mankind because he killed his brother. Cain is up to something and Lucifer is determined to figure out what it is.

This was definitely a different take on biblical history. I had fun reading it and all the debacles that Lucifer found himself in. It’s got some gore, some sex, some demons, and some angels, some history, and a whole lot of shenanigans. If this is what you like then get this book. I’m looking forward to seeing what Lucifer gets himself into next.

 

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S.E. Rise

S.E.Rise is a bestselling multi genre author. He writes Erotica, Horror, Thrillers and Scifi /dark fantasy. He is a member of International Thriller Writers Inc. To his acclaim is the Amazon bestselling erotic thriller series- Simmering. He is the Captain on an Advance Life Support Ambulance and lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

 

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