Amber and her best friend Julian own the Cafe in Silver Springs, called Jewels Cafe. Amber, a chameleon shifter, and Julian, a witch with wonky magic, hide their true feelings for each other in fear that the other doesn’t reciprocate. Julian finally decides to take matters into his own hands with one spell and a Pumpkin Spice Latte to create a spark between them so that he can finally make his move.
When Amber finds herself feeling mate connections with not only her best friend but a bear shifter and a bunny shifter, it feels as if her life is teetering on the edge. Will she break the connections and lose a life that could potentially make her the happiest she’s ever been? Or will she succumb to the overwhelming love that she seems unable to fight.
This book is amazing! It’s a perfect read for the time we are living in as we are all in desperate need of something light, fluffy, swoony, and hilarious. Amber is a lovable character and her men are just the swooniest. This is definitely a book I could read again and again! Mia Harlan manages to write such amazing characters that are impossible not to love. Make sure you snatch it up now while it’s FREE! ♥️
I’m in love with my best friend. But one sip of a spelled pumpkin spice latte, and two shifters are calling me their mate…
It’s hard enough being a chameleon shifter with wonky powers, but opening Jewels Cafe with my secret crush? Maybe not the best idea. Hiding my feelings for him is getting harder and harder. And if we don’t get customers soon, our cafe will go out of business.
As a last ditch effort, we create a signature pumpkin spice drink. One taste-test and the sweetest bear shifter is drawn to me like honey. A sexy bunny shifter offers me his carrot. They don’t even seem to mind that I randomly shift (and half-shift) into everyone I meet.
But can I handle not just one mate, but three? And will we find a way to save Jewels Cafe before another spell tears us apart?
Read this fun, quirky paranormal reverse harem romance for FREE today.
I’m not crying. You’re crying. What?! WHY ARE MY EYES LEAKING?! Ugh. So I finished the last book of the Crystal Clear series by Lana Kole. It was fuggin amazing. & my heart is in pieces. I missed Mori and these guys so freaking much. Kai, Walker, Remi, Levi… Swoon… Let’s get into it ♥️
Please note that this is book three of the Crystal Clear series, if you haven’t read book 1 or 2 there are spoilers ahead.
We join the guys and Moira. Yeah, you read that right. MOIRA. Not Mori. That asshole Viggo succeeded in putting his dead wife’s soul into our girl Mori, so now we are stuck with this bitch. Okay, well maybe she isn’t a bitch. But still… We need Mori! The guys are obviously devastated and working around the clock to get Mori back. They just need to find a swytch. Moira (not a bitch, but also not Mori) is helping them find a way to get Mori back because she is not down with her crazy ex’s plans. She sees the devastation the guys are experiencing and although she does appreciate her second chance at life she knows that it isn’t fair to Mori. The POVs with the guys is heartbreaking. Literally, my heart is broken.
Meanwhile Mori is still here. She is just not here here. With Moira taking the forefront of her body, Mori is forced into the recesses of her mind. She is stuck in the darkness with no one, left screaming in fear without no one to answer her calls. It’s been months and she isn’t convinced that she was ever really alive. Maybe it was all a cruel dream. Maybe none of the guys were real. How long will she be stuck in this darkness?
Mori’s prison of darkness is only one hurdle they have to jump. We are also dealing with the missing mages and a return of Dick Holder. Even after escaping the darkness of her mind Mori has extreme problems with darkness, anxiety over what she missed, and overall fear of going back to that horrible place. Mori’s time in the dark place meant a lot of time the guys spent with Moira as well as some big changes in BCS.
Don’t worry, the book isn’t all darkness, doom, and gloom. There is also an amazing amount of relationship building. We get to see deeper into the lives of Kai, Walker, Remi, and Levi. There is so much emotion in this book it makes you love the characters so much more than you already did. The love between Mori and her guys is so… ugh. Fucking swoony. I never wanted it to end. Plus the steam. Whew. Shit there is some hot scenes in this book ❤
I am so fucking sad this series is over. I loved this so much and I want more. YOU HERE ME LANA I WANT MORE!! I can’t imagine my life with no more Walker. No more Kai. No more Remi and Levi?! NOOOOOO!!! I just want to sit around and listen to Kai call me baby girl. I wanna watch Walker chop wood. I wanna sit on Levi’s lap while he fucks with computers. I want to lay in bed with Remi all day long. If you haven’t read this series you need to. Like now. It is so freaking amazing. I can’t wait to see what Lana Kole comes out with next ❤
“I love you. Fuck, I love you.”
She let out a short huff, and turned to retrieve her coffee mug, returning and grabbing one of the folding chairs leaning against the siding. Letting it be heard what she was doing, she stomped down the steps, unfolding the chair with a carefully balanced hand full of precious caffeine, and slapped her ass down in that chair. It was only a few moments later that Walker saw what she’d done. “What the hell are you doing?” he frowned at her as he paused with the axe balanced between two fists. “Enjoying the view.” The sun cast a perfect shadow to pronounce the tick in his jaw, and she barely kept herself from smirking. “Go on. Please.”
Hi dolls! I want to share an amazing author with you! She currently has 3 books out with her 4th releasing very soon. She was nice enough to let me interview her. & by interview that obviously means asking her all the questions I’ve been dying to know then fangirling over her answers! 🙂
You can find my reviews of the first two books in the Crystal Clear series as well as her standalone below. They are some really good books! You’ll love them, trust me 😉 — Click the links to read my reviews, click the pictures to find them on Amazon!
Tell me a little about yourself, your likes, dislikes, etc.
Why do I feel like I’m writing a bio for a dating app? I’m Lana Kole, author of paranormal reverse harem romance. Three cats own my house, and I only live there, catering to their needs. Iced coffee fills my veins and snacks keep the creativity flowing. I’m not one for social activity, and not only because I hate real pants. Anyone wanna date me yet?
Do you use a pen name? If so, what made you decide to
go that route?
do! I’m not only an author—I have a full time job, too and I didn’t want my
employer associated with my books.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
always loved reading, and have been
obsessed with the imagination and dedication it takes to create an entire
world, build characters, and make them come to life on a page. Vivid dreams
have always woken me up in the middle of the night, and I’d lean over and jot
down the dream in my notes, wishing I could develop it into something more. It
didn’t even occur to me to try publishing until I came into the RH community and
learned about self-publishing, and I started developing.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It’s hard for me to answer with only four books under my belt, because I have yet to establish a routine. I would like to take three months to each book, but that’s just impossible. So, usually about a month and a half, to two months, but I’ve been cramming recently.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I work my full time job from 8-4, and then come home and write, and cram on the weekends. Its 24/7 grind for me right now.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Interesting? I’m not sure about that word, lol. It has to be dead silent for me to focus. A friend once called me a witch because I heard some kids playing outside my house and without even realizing, I was like, “I hear children.” You can tell I’m a single cat lady.
How hard was it to get your books published?
The process with Amazon is actually pretty simple, but its writing, and making covers, and doing promotions that are the hardest part. It takes so much time and energy out of an author to get everything ready in time.
Where did you get the idea for your books?
For Crystal Clear, it literally started with an image in my head of a woman surrounded by darkness. I worked the series around that first scene. For Feline Good, it started as a joke, a cat lady with shape shifting pets, but then it took me where it wanted to go.
Where do you get your information for books?
I despise research, honestly. So I try to build worlds that I don’t have to focus on timelines, or historical accuracy. For Feline Good, it did actually require lots of research, and my friend Stacey is an expert in all things Egyptian, so I leaned on her a lot through that book.
When did you write your first book and how old were
Once upon a time, my mom and I started writing a MF romance together. Yes, we’re that close and she’s that cool. I was probably around… 16ish at the time.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Reading or mindlessly watching TV, giving my brain a break.
What does your family think of your writing?
My mom is so thrilled, and she even betas for me. My aunt says she wants to read it, but I’m afraid she’ll disown me, LOL. I told my dad he wasn’t allowed to read them.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned
in creating your books?
How hard it was to actually develop a world. It’s difficult to make sure that what you envision is what you’ve written for someone else to read.
How many books have you written? Which is your
I’ve written four books, and it’s impossible to pick which one is a favorite. Book two of the Crystal Clear Series is so light and fun and sexy, but book three is darker—in the way it’s about Mori and the guys growing together. It’s real, and they struggle, but overcoming those obstacles make them stronger together, and I think that’s beautiful in a way.
Do you have any suggestion to help someone become a
better writer? If so, what are they?
Push the self-doubt away. Write through it, keep going, and always revise later. Don’t get hung up on perfecting the first paragraph before you even write the first draft.
Do you hear from readers much? What kinds of things do
Oh my gosh, do I ever. I love my reader group. They send me cat memes, and basically have free reign over my group. They talk to each other a lot, and it makes my heart happy to see friendships play out.
Who is your author idol?
I really love Madison Faye, her instalove books make me so happy, lol. Kresley Cole and JR Ward got me into the Paranormal Romance world back when I was in high school. Also my girl Kathryn Moon, and I don’t say that just because we’re besties. She writes like no one else I’ve ever seen, so flowy and magical and pretty. No one could replicate that if they tried.
What are some books on your current TBR?
Well I was looking forward to Kathryn Moon’s third book in the Librarian’s Coven, but I finished that pretty quick. In case you’re wondering, it was awesome. Next is her Sun and Moon series. I’ve gotten a sneak peek at what she has so far, and I’m literally vibrating with excitement to see where she takes it. Bethany Jadin is cooking up some pretty awesome stuff that’s at the top of my list, and anything Madison Faye writes is an instabuy—she’s doing a series of historically inaccurate romances—Kilts and Kisses—and I can’t wait! JR Ward’s Savior just came out, the 17th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I can’t wait to sink my fangs into that one. (har-har). Also, Joanne Ganci just released her debut novel and it sounds adorable.
Thank you so much Lana Kole for answering all my questions ❤ If you haven’t fallen in love with this girl yet you are crazy. & not the good kind. Make sure you check out her books because they are AMAZING! You have time to binge-read the first two books of the crystal clear series before book 3 comes out this month!
You know that feeling you get when you are falling in love? That feeling in your chest and that stupid grin you get on your face. You feel giggly and just completely… Swoony. Well that is how I am feeling. I’m feeling it for some men named Walker, Remi, Kai, and Levi. I am completely obnoxiously swoony and in love with fictional characters. Story of my life.. Ammirite?! Let’s get into why I am sooooo swoony over these guys ❤
So we are back with Mori and her men. We left Mori as she and Selena were leaping to their death to escape the evil Sicksman. Walker had just been freed from his 3 year prision and shit was finally going right. Until it all went wrong. We are left wondering if Mori and Selena are alive, will she finally get reunited with ALL her men?!?! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!
Well never fear. Mori and Selena did not die. I mean honestly, what kind of book would it be if she did?! I mean what could happen. This redheaded girl named Julia swoops in to help these guys get over Mori. Maybe there are some group scenes…. *Wipes drool from keyboard* Okay so she is alive. Yay!!!(?) Sadly her and Selena don’t know where the hell they are, how to get back to the guys, and Mori is pretty much drained from using her powers to stop them from crashing to their deaths. Swell stuff.. They spend some time with a bear and walking around a bunch. Very without a paddle-esque. Until they are FINALLY reunited with their men. (SCORE!) I was really worried this walking bit might take a while. Granted I was able to read book 1 and go right into book 2 so the cliffhanger didn’t kill me as much as those who read book 1 when it came out BUT STILL. If this turned into Lord of the Rings and involved a whole lot of walking through the woods I would have died.
We are FINALLY treated with the moment we are all waiting for…. Like really dying for. A moment that is so beautifully written that you almost die. Mori and Walker meeting in person for the first time. No more astryl projection for them and it is the fucking sweetest bit of romance I have read. Seriously the swooniest shit. The kinda shit that makes you think ‘Why even try to write because you are never going to write something this good?’ Whew. I am still reeling from it. I refuse to spoil the wonderful immediacy of it so you’ll just have to read it. It’s the perfect mixture of swoon and fucking fire. *continues to drool*
Okay back to the story. Mori and the guys move into a warehouse and start working for BCS (black cat security) a sort of magekynd police force. Mori finds her place in helping people as well as living life with her men. It’s freaking wonderful. I just loved every moment she spent just being complacent until of course shit pops off again. It can’t be all swoons and sex… There has to be conflict I suppose…
I am seriously crushed that this book is over. I need book #3 like 30 minutes ago. It’s so fucking good. Like the story is awesome. Seriously awesome. The swoon…. Gahhhhh.. I feel like a lovesick teen. & the sex? Fucking fire. Literal fire.. I am so in love with these men I just can’t. How do you move on when you already have perfection?! I always highlight favorite quotes and scenes while I read and I felt like I was highlighting the whole goddamn book. Can I just have more? No? Well I think it’s time that you read this book. If you haven’t read book 1 my review of it is here too. They are both amazing and I can’t wait to see what Lana Kole gives us next.
OKAY — before I end this swoonfest I have to leave you with this amaaaaazingness. This absolutely spectacular quote. So, are you ready to swoon with me dolls?
[His] words were her undoing. “My touch won’t leave you hollow. I want to break you apart, but I’ll be here to put you back together.”
I just finished an amazing book. Truly amazing. The type of book that when you are finished you are still reeling from the world you have just exited. Please come back… I need more. Are you ready to swoon with me?
I had this book in my Kindle library for a while, the premise looked really good but I hadn’t heard much about it and I’m honestly just not into witches as main characters. I have no idea as I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan as you may know. Maybe that’s why. The only witches I have room in my heart for learned their magic at Hogwarts. Well this book has me questioning everything I have decided about witches. In this book they are all mages vs witches but same idea. Magic is the key.
So we have Mori, a single woman with a cat named Trash. Sounds pretty typical. Cue sexy men to sweep her off her feet. Well not so fast. Mori has truly disturbing dreams almost every night where she is transported to a dungeon and tortured. She never experiences the torture though, just the aftermath as she lays in the cell in absolute pain. Still typical stuff, right? Snort. She has become used to these dreams living them as her new normal. Go to sleep and suffer immense pain, get up, go to work, come home, repeat. What a wonderful life….
Mori’s lonely existence in her dreams suddenly changes one night. As she lays there in complete pain but continuing her sarcastic banter to the unknown torturers of her nightmares someone appears. She can’t see him but she can hear him. She can feel him as he helps tend to her wounds. This darker stranger draws her out of her spell, dredging up the painful experiences she is currently experiencing in her life and her job. She jokingly deems him her dream therapist believing she has conjured him up herself in her time of need. For weeks she grew closer to this mysterious dream man of her imagination, truly worried that she was losing her mind.
A horrid turn of events in her real life lead to her losing her job. A potential donor for her job sexually assaults her and to avoid bad publicity she is put on probation. A true indication of the actual climate we live it.. BUT I digress… #metoo
Her world is flipped upside down when the one part of her life that she loves more than anything (besides her cat Trash) is taken away from her. She has no idea what to do with herself. Work was her whole life. What else does she have? Well, her troubles soon turn into something else entirely when she is abducted by a group of three deliciously sexy men. These men shake up her world a bit more by revealing to her that her dream man is real. She, like them, is a mage and she has been interacting with their lost friend, Walker. She is their only hope of finding him and as she has not only grown attached to the man in her dreams but knows the daily pain he suffers she can’t help but oblige in helping them.
Mori with the help of the super seductive Remi, the sexy intelligent Levi, and Kai the asshole who you can’t help but fall in love with search endlessly for Walker. Mori’s relationship with the guys grow as they teach her how to channel her powers and she learns who she is as a person without her job. Her life is flipped upside down in the most magical way that will have you begging to find yourself in a dream torture chamber and tied to these mages. Well… maybe not that far but seriously. Its hot.
I loved this book a whole freaking lot. Mid book I literally felt the need to scream it from the rooftops I was so enamored with Mori and her men. The whole book made me completely swoony and smiling like an idiot. The end left me with whiplash and yelling what the everloving fuck as I laid in the bath trying to put my world back together. Lucky for me the 2nd book just came out so I don’t have to wait to jump back in to this wonderfully magic world. On that note…..
My biggest goal for myself right now is to just go through my current TBR list and read those books. Goal seems like too strong a word. Like if I succeed I’m accomplishing something great when all I’m doing is showing minor restraint that most people have. I have a problem where I continually buy new books (a ‘problem’ I’m not planning to stop) or I skim through Kindle Unlimited and/or Audible Romance Package looking for my next read/listen when I have a TON of books that I’ve already bought, borrowed, or won. I mean a TON. I know they all won’t be amazing but I have A LOT that I know will be. This is one. I knew it’d be good. I’ve read the first two books in the series already and loved them. I think I mostly didn’t want to start because I knew once I did it’d be over. Well I started and it’s over. Now back to stalking her Facebook page for the next book in the series…
If you are like me you finished Supay and Leyak and you were ready for some more adventures and sexy times with Riley. Then you see book #3 and you are like who the eff is Jen?! Roan?! Alexander?! WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?! I WANT RILEY! I WANT ELIAS! I WANT ANTHONY! I WANT AXO! I don’t know why. I always do this.. I have read several series where they switch up characters between books and I always love it. I start off thinking I don’t get a crap about them and end in loving them. No difference here. I don’t know why I continue to surprise myself with this shit. Plus it’s L A Boruff so I knew it’d be good.
Well Jen is Riley’s cousin, see the connection… Riley isn’t gone 😊 Jen is also completely human. Or so she thinks.*Insert evil laugh* When Riley went into the portal to the land of the Sarkany she set something into action. Apparently when she did this it activated the Sarkany gene in Jen and potentially other members of Riley’s family. Jen is walking down the courthouse steps when her life changed forever. How awesome to have such an earth shattering moment. I can only imagine mine would be so much duller since I’m not a fictional character. Julia was sitting in her recliner eating cheesecake when her life changed forever. Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. Well Jen’s walk turns into a fall and right before she hits the ground… she doesn’t. She is frozen mid-air and has sprouted purple scales and wings.
Unlike a lot of stories where something like this happens to the main character she isn’t completely terrified. At first she is very skeptical. She just thinks that some crowd magician has tricked her. That this is all a stunt. Then after she is approached by a strange man who is angered by her scaly appearance she realizes this isn’t a stunt. Something about her has changed and she has no control of it. Sure she is freaked out that she can’t change herself back but overall she is pretty stoked. She has become a supernatural creature just like from her books! This would be me. Like if I’m walking down the street and I see a vampire, I’m probably begging him to turn me. I would totally be like OMG THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! TAKE ME EDWARD!
The strange man that is angered by Jen’s scaly appearance. His name is Roan. He is Dannan (#booktitle) or fae. He is also part of the Unseen government that we have seen in Supay and Leyak. He thinks that Jen is breaking the law by showing herself to the humans. That is until he realizes she has no idea what the fuck is going on. He is able to get her away from the public eye and help her shift back. So not only has Jen changed into a dragon shifter but she also now has the help of a very sexy fairy. I’m telling you. This is the shit I dream about. Don’t lie. We are all dreaming about it. She gets the sexy stranger’s number and heads back home to decompress after a very weird and stressful day. I decide that I am really going to like Jen when she does this in the bath with a vanilla scented bath bomb. #soulsisters There is nothing I love more than the bath.. If you are a #juliaswooner then you already know this 😁
Soooo now that Jen has met the sexy Roan we are all geared up for some sexy times. Especially since he is at her apartment the next morning. Bow chicka wow wow. Much to my dismay he is not there for sexy times. No, he and a bunch of goons snatch Jen up and teleport her to a cell. What. The. Fuck. Apparently Jen has broken an Unseen law by showing herself and head of the Unseen government, Alexander, is not buying that she was oblivious to her abilities. She is locked up in a room and left for a days by herself. She is brought food and left to relieve herself in a bucket. How the fuck am I supposed to fall in love with these guys when they are doing this to my girl. I just determined we were soul sisters! This isn’t how our paranormal experience is supposed to go! She is met with disbelief until they find her connection to the Unseen world. Riley.
After discovering that Jen is hiding nothing she is moved to Alexander’s home. He fills her in on the Unseen and the danger the Leyak (shapeshifters) are presenting to the Sarkany. He moves from captor to protector and allows Jen to stay with him to stay safe. Jen has lived her life and knows that the only person she can count on is herself but the more time she spends with Alexander and Roan the more she begins to trust them. She isn’t completely ready to give up her old life but understands that she has to take precautions now that everything has changed. One thing she gets to keep from her old life is Riley. Jen’s transformation to Sarkany creates the opportunity for Jen and Riley to reconnect. Now that Jen is ‘in the know’ Riley is able to fill her in on how much her life has changed, Michael’s death, as well as her newborn twins. She also gets to see Riley’s new lifestyle with 3 men.
Like mostly everyone Jen always thought that she would have a monogamous relationship. She hadn’t found the one yet but never thought that it would be more than one. Alexander and Roan approach Jen with the idea of being in a relationship with both of them. It isn’t unheard of in the Unseen world and as both men lead very busy lives it just makes sense. Jen is attracted to both men but isn’t totally sold on the idea. That is until she meets Doryu, a Sarkany man that Alexander brings in to teach her a bit about her people. She finds herself just as attracted to Doryu as she is to Roan and Alexander and begins exploring the idea of having a polygamous relationship. Who wouldn’t when surrounded by such sexy men?! Plus a girl has needs ya know… Why not fulfill them with these guys she has at her disposal…
I loved this book a lot. Jen is awesome. I love having a chubby main character that can think for herself and isn’t content just sitting around. Jen is thrown into the Unseen world and wants to help people that could potentially be experiencing exactly what she had. The men she has are completely swoonworthy. Like really. I just want to pull Doryu straight out of the pages and marry him. L A Boruff has such a way of writing that I am able to fall madly in love with whatever character she creates. & the sex scenes. Soooo steamy. The book ends with me beginning for more and ready to flip back to page one and restart. I swear you’ll want to too. Now come on. Swoon with me ❤
Good morning everyone! I know that jumping into a new genre can be hard, especially when it means spending your hard earned cash on something you may or may not like. Well since I LOVE the Reverse Harem genre so much I wanted to share some books that are FREE right now! Snatch these babies up while they are still FREE as I know some will not be for long!! PLUS, I have decided to throw a couple of GIVEAWAYS on here for books that aren’t free but I think are awesome and I want to spread the love! 😊❤
Click the title of the book to check it out on Amazon (some links go to websites other than Amazon)! ALSO — don’t forget to leave reviews when you finish a book… it’s the decent thing to do 😉 😁
This is a collaborative book by a bunch of AMAZING authors! I haven’t read all of this yet, I save it for a good go to when I’m going through a book hump *snort* and I need a really good sexy scene. PLUS it has added A LOT of books to my TBR list (because it’s obviously lacking….)
Do you ever have books that look so good that you buy it but just let it sit in your kindle library? It’s the book that sits in your TBR list with its beautiful cover and intriguing blurb but you just don’t start it because your TBR list is so freaking long? Well this book was that for me. I honestly can’t believe it took me so long to read it because it’s soooo freaking good.
I recently had something horrible happen to me, I had my second miscarriage this year and I felt like reading something happy because life was crappy and I wanted to laugh. Although I definitely laughed at parts, I also cried, swooned, got mad, swooned some more, and couldn’t get a grasp on what the fuck was happening. It helped a lot. Books tend to do that. Help you escape the horrors of your life so that you can dive into a fictional world of wonder. I loved all these books so much I sped read through them all. Staying up waaaay past my bedtime because I just could not stop reading.
Wynter has been living with her adoptive parents for as long as she can remember. She has gotten infrequent visits from her biological mother, Mother of Gods and Queen of Winter. Her visits from her mother have been cold and always leave her broken hearted. Hopefully things are about to change, because her biological mom has sent her a letter inviting her to the realm. She knows that soon she will be coming into her magic, because like her biological mother she isn’t human. Her mother is a goddess which makes Wynter a demigoddess. She has always been able to do small magical things, like shut the door or turn on the lights, but on the morning of her 22nd birthday shit goes haywire. Her magic starts throwing knives all around, catches her loft on fire, and even causes an earthquake destroying half of her block.
It looks like Wynter is going to destroy everything around her as she has zero control of her magic. That is until 4 hunky men come ready to help her. Storm, Frost, Arc, and Crispin are four guardians sent by her mother to escort her to the winter realms. These guardians have powers of their own and are able to buffer Wyn’s magic. Wynter being a strong independent woman isn’t a huge fan of having to be protected by these men. She has to quickly learn that she needs all the help she can get to protect herself as the world is a lot bigger than she thought it was and the protection is much needed. This protection is solidified unbeknownst to Wyn. When the guys worked together to stop the earthquake at her parent’s house they pulled magic from her creating a bond between them. This creates a pull between her and the men. She finds herself really attracted to them. Like ready to start making out with them and jump their bones. Honestly, I don’t think I’d need the bond 😉
I love that this book is written by a Scottish author using a lot of Scottish lingo. I have always had a fascination with Scotland. PLUS the men with their accents are fucking hot. Whew. Obviously this being said my favorite of the men is Arc who is always wearing a kilt and has a thick accent. Swoon. I find myself trying to adopt his accent in my head and sometimes out loud. My husband thinks I’m a freak, I don’t disagree 😊 But seriously all the men are hot. Frost, Storm, and Crispy are super swoon worthy — Arc just… Ahhhh 😍 Skye Mackinnon knows how to write sexy assed men with sexy assed scenes ❤
Winter Princess has all anyone can want in a book. Badass women in the form of Goddesses/Demi-Goddesses, sexy assed Guardians, demons, magic, steamy as sin scenes, hilarious scenes, action, and obviously rainbow sex. Whew. It is amazing. You just need to jump in, then you’ll be swooning too ❤
ALL ABOARD!! Toot toot!! Except like a train horn, more of a waaaaah waaaaaaahhh. A nice manly train noise. DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS?! It’s September 1st and that means it’s time for us all to gather our trunks and our owls to prepare for another year at Hogwarts. If you are looking for me, I’ll be at platform 9 ¾ waiting for the Hogwarts express to take me back to my one true home. My favorite place. Hogwarts.
Every year on September 1st I started re-reading or re-listening to all the Harry Potter books. It really gets me in the Fall spirit. Give me Harry and give me a PSL (pumpkin spice latte!) and all is content in the world. Really. What more do we need than Harry Potter and coffee. The answer is nothing. Since September 1st falls on a Saturday this year I won’t be starting my HP ritual until Monday. It’s good to start things on Mondays. So, this coming Monday I will be going back to Hogwarts. My literal favorite place. & of course, I will be listening to the Stephen Fry version and we’ll be searching for the Philosopher’s Stone, because I don’t settle for second best.
A lot of you have probably figured out by now that I have a HUGE obsession with Harry Potter. I get tagged on Facebook all the time about Harry Potter stuff, my desk at work is COVERED in Harry Potter stuff, I have a Harry Potter tattoo, my wallet is a Harry Potter letter from Hogwarts, I’M LITERALLY WEARING A GYFFINDOR QUIDDITCH SHIRT AS I TYPE THIS. That’s how Harry Potter I am. My coffee mug that I drink out of in the mornings says, ‘Don’t let the muggles get you down’. My cat is named Albus. I have the deathly hallows mark on my car. I’m wearing an owl necklace with a tiny envelope which holds a tiny letter to Hogwarts. I DON’T FUCK AROUND WITH MY FANDOM. If my husband wasn’t so stubborn my daughter’s name would be Hermione. I literally cried when Alan Rickman died. Not just Snape the character, the literal actor. Not even kidding. Harry Potter is the shit. I’m never going to stop loving this. Ever.
Who else will be joining me today (or Monday) in re-reading Harry Potter? I do this every year. It’s one of my favorite things. Especially book 3, The Prisoner of Azkaban, and book 6, The Half-Blood Prince. Those are my favorites. My favorite places, besides Hogwarts of course, are the Burrow and 12 Grimmauld Place.
My least favorite book has to be Order of the Phoenix. Harry is just so freaking whiney in that one plus the bitch Dolores Umbridge… ugh. I hate that bitch. I understand why Harry is so whiney but he wastes all his precious time with Sirius being a whiney bitch. Buck up Harry. You wanted to be in the wizarding world and you are doing it. Stop being a wet blanket.
Man just seeing this bitches face gets me fired up….
I hope you are all partaking in #BacktoHogwarts and always remember, Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light ❤ #hpswoon
Life of a reader can be difficult sometimes, especially for those prone to really falling in love with a book, series, characters, etc. My husband is able to just hop from book to book. I like to call him a book whore. I, on the other hand, get into long term relationships with books. I find an AMAZING book that just happens to be a series, SCORE! I read the first, read the second, and I’m like nom nom nom GIVE ME MORE! Only to find… Oh god… NO…. Book three isn’t out yet?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
This is exactly what I experienced with the Vampire Crown series by Scarlett Dawn and Katherine Rhodes. I sped through the first and I was SUUUUPER intrigued by Gwen and mildly interested in Kimber (see my review of book one, Queen of Gods, here). Immediately jumped right into the second book, King of Gods. This is where I fell in love with Kimber! Seriously. I still need to write a review of that one because I seriously love love loved it! Swoon. Buuuut I finished book two and was like, okay now let’s get into book three! I’M READY! Wait. Where is book three?! PRE-ORDER?! WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?! OH. THE. HUMANITY.
So now I’ve finished book three, Death of Gods, and it was FUCKING amazing. So good. Like seriously. COME ON BOOK FOUR! Let’s start with the title of this book. Death of Gods?! WHO IS GOING TO DIE?! What?! WHY IS IT CALLED DEATH OF GODS WITH BEL ON THE COVER?! Do I even want to read this?! Yes, yes you do. *Spoiler, Bel doesn’t die* I feel like all the Bel lovers just audibly sighed. Rest easy. Our sexy vamp is still kicking. Swoon.
We ended book two and Kimber has bought down the mountain. Score! Finally, time for our worlds to connect. Maybe? I’m not sure. Reading through books 1 and 2 I still didn’t understand how the worlds connected. Is Kimber in the past and Gwen the present? Is it happening at the same time? Is Kimber in the future?! I DON’T KNOW BUT I’M STILL INTRIGUED! Well the answer we were all waiting for is answer at the end of this book. I love it. AGAIN, I CAN’T WAIT FOR BOOK FOUR! So, like I said the mountain is S’Kir falls. It’s time for the druids and vampires to reunite! Sweet reunions are in their futures, right?! Wrong. Kimber immediately gets shot in the leg by a vampire. But literally none of the druids know what a gun is. They call it a hand cannon and I almost die. Hand cannon. Snort. Kimber is trying to recover from her gun shot wound surrounded by her three very sexy men. Swoon.
After recovering from her gun shot wound her men start doing that stupid protective thing where they don’t tell the MC what is happening around her. They try to coddle and baby her. Annoying. Kimber being the badass woman she is sees right through this.
‘I am Mistress Kimber Raven of the Temple of the Lost God. I am the Breaker of the Spine. I am the Healer of S’Kir. I am not a simple woman. I am not a fool, nor stupid or ignorant. If you wish to continue to bed me, you will not hide your concerns about me or about anyone else who shares that space. If I cannot trust you three, I cannot trust anyone. Am I understood?’
Well damn. You tell ‘em girl! 😊 When she eventually forgives them, and they stop acting like asses there are some suuuuuper steamy scenes. Especially one with the 4 of them and we find out a secret sexual weapon to use against Dorian. Plus, their super steamy sexy time gives them a HUGE magical boost. Freaking druids, they obviously have all the luck 😉
During a decoy raiding party, Kimber and her group that includes Roran is taken by the vampires straight to the vampire king. Shit. So the king, Savion, is a freaking nutcase. Like literally psychotic. He murders someone in their party to get Kimber to reveal herself as the Breaker and lets the rest go. Thank god. If Roran died I would have been sobbing. For days. Whew. Kimber has to use her wit along with the help of some unlikely friends to escape the crazy king’s clutches. She has some ‘holy shit’ moments when she finds out some interesting things about her parents as well as her heritage. Can she escape and get back to her men?! Will they all survive the war between vampires and druids?!
Now let’s go over Gwen. Oh Gwen, how I love you and your badassery. Kimber is a badass in a more inventive/subtle way whereas Gwen is more in your face I’m a fucking vampire and I’ll rip our head off kinda badass. Gwen is queen and Niallan is king. They’ve just faced an attack from humans making the overlords, queen, and king have to evaluate their safety and the safety of their people. Plus Gwen and Bel are still trying to get the Original Druid Amulet from Niallan. Shit is about to go down. In more ways than one.
I seriously love the relationship building in this book. Lord Belshazzar was this scary overlord in the first book that I have really grown to love. He is up there in #1 fictional boyfriends. He is so hot. So raw. So strong. Swoon. He has grown SUPER attached to Gwen. Like enough to scare her as she is the type to usually run when shit gets real. He is the alpha in their relationship and she does not know how to deal. It’s completely obvious he is in love with her and she is in love him. It’s so obvious. I’m in love with them both. I don’t want to steal how many super freaking cute an amazing moments there are from you so I will let you read them. They are sooooo swoonworthy though ❤ We also get to see Gwen and her father’s relationship grow. He is also someone I saw as a complete asshole. He’s growing on me though and he is definitely growing on Gwen. They have some super cute father-daughter moments that are far from typical father-daughter moments but still super adorbs.
I haven’t spent much time on Gwen but it’s honestly because I don’t want to spoil anything. I want the ‘holy fucking shit ball sandwich’ moments I had for you to have to. Because seriously, there are some moments where I was just like OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING OMG WHY ARE WE SWITCHING BACK TO KIMBER WHAT ABOUT GWEN?! As well as vice-versa moments with Kimber. This book series is so amazing. I feel like the people that drop out on book one just needed to hang in there. This is an amazing world to jump into and book one did a HUGE amount of world building. Since book one did such a good job at world building we don’t spend as much time in it on book two and three. I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about this series because it is seriously becoming one of my all-time favorites. I’m serious. YOU NEED TO READ THE BOOKS. Do it! RIGHT NOW!