Cover Reveal: Turn of the Moon-L.P. Dover

Title: Turn of the Moon
Author: L.P. Dover
Series: Royal Shifters series
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Release date: 8/24 for iBooks, 8/25 all other retailers
Cover designer: Sara Eirew
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One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other.
To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can
make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.
 
As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear
Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.
 
cooltext1921345213 copyThere was a time when I lived for the pack, when I would do anything to save my people. The white wolves were slowly reducing in number, and now everyone was desperate, struggling to make ends meet before we were wiped into extinction. I was twenty-four years old, and a daughter of the Northern pack alpha. It was my duty to continue my lineage. The only problem was, there were no other unmated alphas around other than my best friend, Sebastian, and the supreme douche, Kade Whitemore.
 
There was no way in hell I was going to alliance myself with that rat bastard. He was alpha of the Yukon pack, violent, and an overbearing ass who’d rather see me on my back with my legs spread open than being his equal. I’d rather die than be forced to be his mate for all eternity. Why couldn’t I mate with Sebastian? Thinking of fucking him gave me the willies, but anything was better than Kade.
 
Anger racked my body and I sat there, seething . . . until I felt him. He was coming for me; I could sense him drawing near. The closer we got to the meadow, the more I could smell Kade and his excitement—his lust. Hopefully, he could smell the rage and disgust coming from me.
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NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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ARC Review & Tour: Torn-Avery Hastings

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cooltext1889161239 copyIn an America split into the genetically superior and inferior, a fiercely ambitious ballerina and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks must stop a deadly virus that is spreading quickly.

Determined to escape from TOR-N, a corrupt Narxis research center, Davis meets another recovered patient, Mercer, whose sweet smile and quirky sense of humor give her hope in humanity again—and a way out. As they make a perilous journey seeking clues that could lead to a cure, Davis and Mercer’s friendship begins to evolve into something more… but she’s still struggling to let go of her feelings for Cole, whom she believes is dead.

Meanwhile, Cole has plans to change his identity in order to compete in the Olympiads—where Imps have now been invited to compete against Priors. He begins training with Mari, the intense and rebellious daughter of a retired fighter, but through trials and tests that are both exhausting and exhilarating, he finds himself in over his head—literally.

Will both Davis and Cole have the strength to resist temptation? Will they have the courage to face the answers they’re seeking? Will their love survive across the divide?

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***I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review and with participation in this tour via St. Martin’s Press & NetGalley.

Torn is a heart-stopping race against time as two lovers fight against all odds to get back to each other. 

PROS:

  • When I read Feuds, the first book in this series, I fell in love, the starry-eyed, heart pounding kind with Davis and Cole. Their imperfect love was beautiful, complicated, and yet, fueled by hope in light of everything being stacked against them. The hope carries over into Torn. The breathless, warm glow of love in there in memory, in grief, in every single step each character takes. They’re all struggling to escape a dehumanizing system of genetic hierarchy and each character has a story rife with angst, anger, and anguish…mostly with perseverance. They fight to stay above the condemning prejudice and go against the curve to pave the path to  a better future. 
  • The FEUDS world is complex, plagued with viruses and genetic engineering, body enhancement and alterations are prominent. Beauty reigns and those with blemishes are outcasts. The Priors have rule of the world and each city has their own system of segregation. From the cityscape to island life to the slums, each place is alive and incredibly detailed, you can picture every location, it’s dirt and grime, the clinical, pristine beauty of the cities. The island is grotesque. The human rights violations aside, how they treat the people as if they’re nothing, disposable, the stacked bodies, the decay, it’s enough to make you sick. 
  • It’s torture as the POVs switch from Davis to Cole, knowing that they’re risking everything to get rescue their loved ones, the Davis believes Cole is dead…it’s brutal watching her soak in the memories, her heart torn and broken. The adrenaline and anxiety is high as they race towards each other and time starts to run out, it’s the nail-biting kind of rush that they’ll learn the truth in time. This propels the plot forward. 
  • Davis wars with herself, her need for comfort and reassurance is high. Mercer is there for her, a protector when she feels lost and her feelings are easy to understand. There’s a twisted and bittersweet honor in her emotions. Davis is stronger than ever, she’s hardened and opened her eyes to the injustices around her. 
  • Cole’s desperate determination to save Davis…be still my teeny little heart. Swoon level extreme. The way he sees her is almost worshipful, a girl can fall hard for that.

CONS:

  • There were a few discrepancies in terms of character descriptions, like lost hours, different clothing colors.
  • Some of the subplots fell flat. The situation with Jan, Mercer, and that whole party scene built up only slightly and then chaos. The fact that there were no real repercussions, that after all that time spent together that there wouldn’t be a chase or attempt to contact immediately was weird.
  • Parts were too easy…like whenever something was needed it randomly appeared or fell right into the character’s lap. While there were trials and dangers, this sudden appearance of a saving item or fix took away from peril. You always knew that things would work out.
  • Secondary characters while wonderfully written and lively, their parts were brief. I would have loved to have seen more of Mari, Vera, and even Michelle. Favorites from the first book were hardly even mentioned.

cooltext1889178114 copyAvery HastingsAvery Hastings is an author and former book editor from New York City. Avery grew up in Ohio, graduated in 2006 from the University of Notre Dame and earned her MFA from the New School in 2008. When she’s not reading or writing, Avery can usually be spotted lying around in the park with her affable dog. Like her protagonists, she knows how to throw a powerful right hook and once dreamed of becoming a ballerina. In addition to New York, Avery has recently lived in Mumbai and Paris, but is happy to call Brooklyn home (for now).

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Release Day Blitz: The Other Side of Beautiful-Sarah Zolton Arthur

Title: Other Side of Beautiful
Author: Sarah Zolton Arthur
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
cooltext1889161239 copyTwo years ago, Elle Dinninger left home for college and never looked back.
A secret nervous breakdown and an awful family were all the incentive she needed to distance herself from her past. Despite her mother’s relentless efforts to drag her down, Elle has a set career path and wonderful friends, including the sexy serial dater, Benton Hayes.
Ben Hayes longs for the one thing he fears most…
Aware of his reputation, which he cultivates to avoid serious relationships, he’s seen how destructive—and even deadly—love can be. But he’s been friends with Elle since freshman year, and wants more from the beautiful, curvy co-ed, if he can find the courage to tell her how he feels.
Elle’s tormented history won’t lie quietly.
She tries to move forward, but others pursue their own agendas at her expense, leaving Elle vulnerable and unable to trust anyone…even Ben, so she falls back into destructive habits.
Ben fights to help Elle overcome her fears and insecurities, but when one of her darkest secrets is revealed, he seems to pull away.
Elle is shattered and decides the only thing left to do is to disappear…
Lost in her own negative self-image and the reopening of old wounds, she can only be saved by Ben’s unconditional love.
Can Ben get past his jaded views in time to make Elle see how beautiful she truly is?
Or are the star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?
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Sarah lives in Michigan with her two sons, one IS a teenager and one ACTS like one, where she spends her days daydreaming about living somewhere that stays warm year round (when she’s not BUSY writing or reading). 

In Sarah’s world all books have kissing and end in some form of HEA.

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