I am excited to assist Lady Amber’s Reviews in introducing His Haven by Harper A. Brooks. The book is live today!
She was never meant to be his…
Avrum Brenin should have died in the same fire that claimed the lives of his mother and brother. Instead, he was granted immortality by the powerful vampire, Lord Henri. Under his diligent care, Avrum revels in the world’s most lavish splendors. But as payment for this extravagant lifestyle, he must look after Haven, Lord Henri’s human rescue. A task that proves far more complicated than it seems.
After stumbling onto Haven barely clothed and bound at the wrists, Avrum discovers that Lord Henri may not be the salvation he once believed. While the more time he spends with Haven, the more determined he becomes to protect her.
When the passion between them ignites, Avrum finds himself caught between honor and loyalty. Will he stand with the man who rescued him? Or risk it all to save the woman who captivated him?
From USA Today Bestselling Author Harper A. Brooks comes a reimagining of her fang-tastic paranormal romance, His Haven!
Harper A. Brooks lives in a small town on the New Jersey shore. Even though classic authors have always filled her bookshelves, she finds her writing muse drawn to the dark, magical, and romantic. But when she isn’t creating entire worlds with sexy shifters or legendary love stories, you can find her either with a good cup of coffee in hand or at home snuggling with her furry, four-legged son, Sammy.
Thank you Turn the Page Tours and Entangled Teen for providing a review copy and the opportunity to be a part of this tour.
I’ve been told I was as useless as a weed most of my life. Mainly by my worthless father.
But I’d suffer anything to give my kid sister a better life—the minute I turn eighteen, I’m getting us the hell out of here. And some hot stranger telling me I am the key to stopping a war between Heaven and Hell isn’t going to change that.
Let the world crumble and burn, for all I care.
Draven is relentless, though. And very much a liar. Every time his sexy lips are moving, I can see it—in the dip of his head, the grit of his jaw—even if my heart begs me to ignore the signs.
So what does he want?
I need to figure it out fast, because now everyone is gunning for me. And damn if I don’t want to show them what happens when you let weeds thrive in the cracks of the pavement…
We can grow powerful enough to shatter the whole foundation.
Demons attacking me before I turn 18? A strange new guy appears in my life and my friend Kai is weary of him? I am the key to what?!!! All these thoughts are running through Harley’s mind as she enters a journey in her life she never knew she would have to face. Already dealing with an abusive alcoholic father., Harley must now also protect herself and the ones she loves from and epic Heaven and Hell war. Ember of Night is addictingly dark, magically intriguing and overall a page turner to keep you up all night.
There was so much I enjoyed about Ember of Night. Harley is an amazing main character. She is strong, humorous, can stand her ground. She is also nurturing, caring and looks out for those she loves. She is everything I enjoy reading about a main character. Molly Lee not only started Harley as a strong character but continued with great character development as Harley build relationships. You can feel the concern she has for her younger sister and understand her need to get them both away from their dysfunctional home. You read on as she listens intently to Kai, understanding that she too also feels odd about Draven, even if he is intoxicating. Then you visualize her and Draven; a dynamic duo whose chemistry at times is electrifying. Their cute banter and magnetic pull to each other adds to the realistic feel of their relationship.
Lee crafts a paranormal world that I have secretly been asking for. When you get your fair share of vampire and werewolves’ stories, a story about angels and demons was right up my alley. The storyline and setting at equal parts intense and masterfully thrilling. Each character feels so real that you can’t help but invest in all, even the demons! You are left with an ending that will likely put you in a book hangover because you will have to wait for the second book before finding out what’s next. The only confusing point was the vast mythological presence in the storyline that wasn’t always fine tuned into the story. Other than that, this is a book I would highly recommend.
About the Author
Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels, the Grad Night series and the Love on the Edge series. Molly writes Adult and Young Adult contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.
Thank you Turn the Page Tours and Crown Books for Young Readers for a review copy and the opportunity to be a part of this tour!
What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest fish in the sea? FIN-d out in this hilarious fish-out-of-water story that’s perfect for Shark Week and all year-round!
Hi! I am Great White Shark, and if you get this book, you’ll read all about ME–the greatest shark in the sea!
Not so fast! Greenland Shark here, and as the oldest shark in this book, that makes me the greatest.
Did someone say fast? I’m Mako Shark, and I’m the fastest shark in this book! Eat my bubbles!
Wow, I’m Hammerhead Shark. You don’t need my special eyes to see that there are lots of great sharks in this book. Sink your teeth into it now!
New York Times bestselling author Joan Holub makes a splash with bestselling illustrator Laurie Keller to deliver an entertaining undersea story filled with the greatest shark facts in the ocean!
I Am The Shark is a children’s book that does two things: Teaches you more about sharks while delivering a powerful message – you should love yourself for who you are. We see this through the eyes of the Great White shark as they try to figure out why they are considered great. In the end, they learn so much through their journey.
Okay, I love this book! From the colorful illustrations to the shark facts, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this to my nephew. I also learn a bit more about the anatomy of a Great White Shark along with learning about sharks I have never heard of before. I Am The Shark is both educational and inspiring. While the Great White shark goes from being the biggest to just appreciating who they are, it also sends a message to young children that you don’t have to be the best of something, because being you is unique and great. Each shark introduced into the story showcases a unique quality bout themselves, something that makes them great. Without spoiling, the Great White Shark events figures out what makes hem great and cool and is content with it.
Although my nephew is younger than the book’s intended audience, he did enjoy pointing to each sharking and looking towards me with curiosity as I mentioned each shark’s name. I take that a win and a nephew approved book read!
I would recommend this book to any child learning more about animals, especially children interested in sea life.
About the Author
Joan Holub is the New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of more than 140 children’s books, including Breakout at the Bug Lab, Who Was Babe Ruth?, and the Goddess Girls series. Prior to publishing her first title in 1992, she was an associate art director at Scholastic.
ONE (1) physical copy of I Am The Shark by Joan Holub! This giveaway will be open from May 3rd to May 9th, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST. This giveaway is open to US entrants only. To enter, click the link below!
Thank you Jean BookNerd Tours and Tor Teen for the review copy and spot on this awesome blog tour!
In this follow-up to the award-winning near future YA thriller Catfishing on CatNet, It takes an AI to catch an AI…
When a mysterious entity starts hacking into social networks and chat rooms to instigate paranoia and violence in the real world, it’s up to Steph and her new friend, Nell, to find a way to stop it—with the help of their benevolent AI friend, CheshireCat.
Praise for Catfishing on CatNet
“The characters offer positive, realistic LGBTQIA+ representation―especially nonbinary identities and characters still exploring their identities. Refreshingly, the characters also feel like generally-woke-but-still-imperfect humans. Wickedly funny and thrilling in turns; perfect for readers coming-of-age online.” ―Kirkus, starred review
“Kritzer’s take on a benevolent AI is both whimsical and poignant. An entertaining, heart-filled exploration of today’s online existence and privacy concerns.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Smart, sly, scary, and irrepressibly good fun, this novel has everything I’ve ever wanted from a story: it is a cerebral, funny, tender, big-idea delight. I can’t wait for you to read it.”―Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Award-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
“An absolutely charming and incredibly gripping, superbly plotted YA thriller.” ―Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother
“Kritzer’s flawless collection taps deep wells of emotion and wonder…. Her work is indisputably speculative, but it’s a perfect entry point to the genre for readers who prefer fantastical and futuristic elements to stay more in the background, with human (and robotic) feelings always at the fore. This splendid treat is not to be missed.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories.
We jump back into the world of Stephanie and a new adventure that proves to be just as thrilling and dangerous as the last. We left Stephanie in Catfishing on Catnet seeing her father; someone she and her mom were on the run for go to prison. We meet Stephanie in a new city, and becoming the new kid in a new school. She sill keeps in touch with her friends form her old home and develops new friendships in this school. She also still interacts with CheshireCat; an AI who is more than content with cat pics.
Stephanie befriends Nell, a formerly homeschooled student who had to move in with her DAD and his new wife after her mom disappeared. Nell is also struggling with no longer being part of the religious group she was brought up with. Stephanie asks for CheshireCat’s help in finding Nell’s Mother, all while a new addicting game has surfaced that rewards people for completing real life tasks. The story takes us on a journey of figuring out the origins of this new game.
Okay, so this read was wild and kept me questioning whether the game was something that was actually in real life. I will have to look it up but I do feel like there was a game similar to what the app is in the book and it didn’t end well. I could be wrong but reading that portion of the book felt so surreal. In terms of my favorite focus of the book, friendships were the theme that shined throughout the story. You are able to see Stephanie and Nell’s friendships grows as they are on the search to find Nell’s girlfriend and take down the creator of the game. It allowed us to see Stephanie creating a new friendship and bond on a mission. I also enjoyed the additions of Stephanie’s sassy and loving grandmother. She exuded warmth and strength and added some levity in a semi-tense storyline.
This book was a page turner for me because I was itching to find out who the creator of the online game was. I was in for a twist I didn’t expect. The story started slow but built up so well. The storyline was pretty solid like the first story, while also tackling so many themes and conversations involving tolerance, violence, etc. If you enjoyed the first Catnet book, you will enjoy Chaos on Catnet.
About the Author
NAOMI KRITZER has been making friends online since her teens, when she had to use a modem to dial up at 2400 baud. She is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and novels for adults, including the Eliana’s Song duology and the Dead Rivers Trilogy. Her 2015 short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula. Naomi lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family and four cats. The number of cats is subject to change without notice. Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner