Relics Author: Karina
Espinosa Genre: Urban
Fantasy Narrator: Nicole Poole Publisher:
Tantor Audio Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Are all the fairy tales
is back at the Supernatural Investigative Unit and her first big case is not
what she expects. Tasked to find stolen relics that are attached to a legend
even Kenz herself is having a hard time believing. This leads to a target
getting put on her back, and she finds help from an unexpected enemy.
the SIU isn’t all Kenz has to worry about. When Alexander finds out about
Ollie, he takes the first flight to New York City to spend time with his
daughter, but he comes with news of his own that will change Mackenzie’s world
find the thief in time before the bounty on her head is collected? And will her
life be altered after Alexander’s proclamation? Find out in Stolen Relics.
Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy Author of the Mackenzie Grey novels and The Last Valkyrie series. An avid reader throughout her life, the world of Urban Fantasy easily became an obsession that turned into a passion for writing strong leading characters with authentic story arcs. When she isn’t writing badass heroines, you can find this self-proclaimed nomad in her South Florida home binge watching the latest series on Netflix or traveling far and wide for the latest inspiration for her books. Follow her on social media!
Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word.
Three months later, when Jenny and her mother arrive in South Korea to take care of her ailing grandmother, she’s shocked to discover that Jaewoo is a student at the same elite arts academy where she’s enrolled for the semester. And he’s not just any student. He’s a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world—and he’s strictly forbidden from dating.
When a relationship means throwing Jenny’s life off the path she’s spent years mapping out, she’ll have to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love.
Praise for XOXO
“A dreamy dose of K-pop idols and secret romances.” —Maurene Goo, author of Somewhere Only We Know
“With fun K-drama vibes, XOXO delivers a lot of heart and warmth in its protagonist who stays true to herself to the very end.” —Lyla Lee, author of I’ll Be the One
“When it was over, I immediately wanted to read it for the first time again.” —Kasie West, author of The Fill-In Boyfriend
“Simply put, this book made me happy. I guess you could say . . . I’m just a big fan.” —Emery Lord, author of The Map from Here to There
“A handwritten letter to falling in love and opening yourself up to the world. A delicious treat!” —Aminah Mae Safi, author of Tell Me How You Really Feel
“A feel-good, page-turning, swoony read!” —Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Rent a Boyfriend
“A sparkling story of self-discovery—I was utterly charmed.” —Sarah Kuhn, author of I Love You So Mochi
“An utterly delightful love song dedicated to the intersection between dreams and romance.” —Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running with Lions
“Immensely fun, funny, and romantic.” —Emma Mills, author of Lucky Caller and First & Then
“K-pop helps a cellist develop musically and emotionally in this novel filled with humor and theatrics. Themes of responsibility, regret, and reconciliation weave through the intergenerational dynamics in Jenny’s family, adding dimension and depth.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Oh’s narrative reaches an enjoyable clip that is both accessible to readers unfamiliar with K-pop and pleasing for fans of K-dramas as well as anyone who enjoys a breezy contemporary romance.” —Publishers Weekly
And now – Get to know the members!!
XOXO Member Profiles
Stage name: Sun Birth name: Oh Sun Age: 19 Position: Leader, Lead Rapper Hometown: Seoul Blood Type: O Hobbies: Cooking, archery, video games
Sun is fond of cooking and often goes on variety shows like Cooky’s Cooking Show
His favorite foods to eat include: Hansik (Korean Cuisine) and pears
He was offered a position on the junior men’s archery team, but turned it down to pursue music; he consistently scores high marks at the Idol Olympics in archery
Sun is famous for his iconic long hair
He speaks Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin
His favorite season is fall
If he wasn’t an idol, he’d be an actor
He studies film at Chung Ang University
Sun’s closest friend is Jun from 95D
His ideal type is someone who loves to eat
Stage name: Nathaniel Birth name: Nathaniel Lee Korean name: Lee Jihyuk Age: 17 Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist Hometown: Flushing, NY Blood Type: B Hobbies: baseball, chess, video games, annoying his noona (older sisters),
Nathaniel has four older sisters
His favorite food is pizza
He speaks English and Korean
His favorite season is spring
He plays the piano, guitar, and drums
If he wasn’t an idol, he’d be a professional baseball player
Though he considers Jaewoo his rival, he also considers him his closest friend
His ideal type is IU, but specifically her character Jang Man-wol from Hotel Del Luna
Stage name: Jaewoo Birth name: Bae Jaewoo Age: 17 Position: Main Vocalist Hometown: Busan Blood Type: A Hobbies: soccer, songwriting, reading manhwa (comic books), video games
Jaewoo has one younger sister, Bae Joori
He speaks Korean, Japanese, and English
He’s 182 centimeters tall
Though he prefers soccer, he was in a little league when he was in elementary school
His favorite foods are street foods
His favorite seasons are spring and summer
He plays the piano and guitar
He was born in Busan, but lived in the U.S. for several years while in elementary school before moving back to Busan in middle school
He’s the senior class president of his high school
His nickname is “Prince” among idols because of his charming manners
Jaewoo enjoys games and puzzles and has made several appearances on the mission-based variety show Catch Me If You Can
Jaewoo’s best friend is Nathaniel
Jaewoo’s ideal type is someone who is independent
Stage name: Youngmin Birth name: Choi Youngmin Position: Main Rapper Age: 15 Hometown: Seoul Blood Type: AB Hobbies: swimming, reading manhwa, video games
Youngmin is the youngest of five siblings so being the maknae (youngest member) of XOXO is familiar experience for him
His favorite food is tteok-bokki
His favorite season is summer
His favorite artists and role models are G-Dragon, Zico, and RM
He enjoys fashion and his favorite brand is Nike
When he was younger, he wanted to be a professional video game player
He’s friends with several idols who are born in the same year as him, including the maknae of 95D. They have a group chat.
About the Author
Axie Oh is a first generation Korean American, born in NYC and raised in New Jersey. She studied Korean history and creative writing as an undergrad at the University of California – San Diego and holds an MFA from Lesley University in Writing for Young People. Her passions include K-pop, anime, stationery supplies, and milk tea. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her puppy, Toro
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.
Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they’re separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even defy her parents’ orders and run away from home. Even struggle across London and travel to Brighton on her own, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though people might think a girl like Rosie, who has Down syndrome, could never survive on her own.
Introducing a strong and determined protagonist with Down syndrome, debut author Mel Darbon gives readers an underrepresented but much-needed point of view with a voice-driven, heartfelt story of finding your place an often big and intimidating world.
Praise for ROSIE LOVES JACK
“The plot is so engrossing that the book is almost impossible to put down. Yes, Rosie loves Jack, and readers are going to love Rosie.” ―Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
“An enthralling story of resolve and grit… a moving and uplifting novel.” ―The Guardian (UK)
About the Author
Mel Darbon spent a large part of her childhood inventing stories to keep her autistic brother happy on car journeys. She won’t mention the time spent with him standing by level crossings waiting for the InterCity 125 to go past, as she wouldn’t want to be labelled a train spotter. Life took her in many different directions working as a theatre designer and freelance artist, as well as teaching young adults with learning disabilities and running creative workshops for teenage mums. She moved to Bath in 2014 with her husband and their dog, Alfie. Rosie Loves Jack is her debut book.
I am super excited for Covet. If you’ve read Crave and Crush, then you know you’ll be in for a treat while reading Covet. Read on to find out how you can be the lucky winner to win a finished copy to add to your collection.
I may have reached my breaking point. As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn’t stressful enough, my relationship status has gone from complicated to a straight-up dumpster fire.
Oh, and the Bloodletter has decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions on us all…
Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?
And the hits just keep coming. Jaxon’s turned colder than an Alaskan winter. The Circle is splintered over my upcoming coronation. As if things couldn’t get worse, now there’s an arrest warrant for Hudson’s and my supposed crimes—which apparently means a lifetime prison sentence with a deadly unbreakable curse.
Choices will have to be made…and I fear not everyone will survive.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff is a lover of vampires, dragons, and all things that go bump in the night. A onetime English professor, she now devotes all her time to writing dark and romantic stories with tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines. She has written all her sixty-plus novels from her home in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her family. tracywolffbooks.com.