Thursday, 23 February 2017

Review for Into the Darkness by Kira Adams: ★★★★

Into the Darkness (Darkness Falls #1)Into the Darkness by Kira Adams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


::..Reviewed for Red's Midnight Readers..::

I was kindly provided with an ARC by the author and I have given it 4 stars.

A story about zombies is an instant winner in my eyes!!

I thought it would a run of the mill Zombie book but I was wrong. Think The walking Dead meets Z Nation.

Into the Darkness has a good plot with a few interesting ideas, the opening to the book really hooks you in and draws you right into the action. It's less about the biters and more about six people's fight for survival in a world drastically changed when an unknown virus breaks out and brings the dead back to life. Phoenix and her fellow survivors face a tough fight if they want to fight not only against the biters but also against the "degenerates", people who were freed from prisons, in order to use the space to try and contain the virus.

There a few enjoyable characters and few less than enjoyable. The story itself is pretty good, with a few plot twists to keep things interesting. It's fast paced but therein lies the issue for me. I felt it wasn't very detailed, lacking any meat to the actual story itself. I would have preferred something a little more indepth and some parts felt a little rushed.

Overall though I really enjoyed it and I am always intrigued to see which direction these zombie stories take, so I will definitely be picking up the next book.

Be warned though, this book ends on a cliffhanger and I can not wait to see what happens.


Blurb
It was supposed to be a way to end the devastation in the Middle East, but instead a darkness has been unleashed unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Ike Glass is well versed in chaos, but even he is unprepared for what the world will become after the outbreak. Ace Cullen has been loyal to his country ever since he was brought to the United States as a young boy, but it’s difficult to stand by a country that can’t even take responsibility for their own actions. Phoenix Blue just wants a night of mindless sex…is that too much to ask? Always a black sheep, she shocks everyone as she finds the strength inside herself to protect the ones she cares about and fight to see another day. They were strangers when the virus took over, but tragedy will bring them together in ways they never thought possible as they descend into the darkness.
 


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***Release Boost*** Switch by Adriana Locke







Title: Switch
Series: Landry Family #3
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 20, 2017




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Mallory Sims is late for her first day of work.



After spilling her tea, she discovers she has no gas in her car. Add that her arm keeps sticking to her dress from syrup left on the console of her car, flustered feels like an understatement.



Then she sees her new boss.



Graham Landry is the epitome of NSFW in his custom-fit suit, black-rimmed glasses, and a look so stern her libido doesn’t stand a chance. Being flustered is just the start of her problems.



Her punctuality is only the start of his. With a pink slip in hand, he’s been waiting on his new secretary to show up only to let her go. Then she rushes in with her doe eyes and rambling excuses, smelling like bacon and lavender. The termination paper falls to the side as she falls in his arms.



This is a disaster in the making. Not because of his pinpoint exactness or her free spirit, but because when they’re together, the sparks that fly threaten to burn the whole place down.














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Excerpt

Her skin is pale and creamy, a soft framework for the deep chestnut hair cascading across her shoulders. A dress the color of moss in the summer showcases toned arms and a long, lean line from her shoulders to her calves. A thin rope belt cinches her trim waist, one that I can imagine digging my fingers into.

I clear my throat. “Can I help you?”

With something besides getting out of that dress?

“I think you probably can,” she breathes, then blushes a pretty shade of pink. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it like that. What I mean is …”

She’s flustered. It’s adorable and sexy at the same time. I should say something, interject, help her out, but I don’t. I like this entirely too much.

“I’ll stop talking now.” She flashes me a pretty smile, one that catches my attention in ways it shouldn’t at eight-sixteen a.m. Taking a step towards me, the toe of her shoe catches on the water bottle she didn’t pick up and she comes barreling my way.

Before I know what’s happening, I reach out and catch her under a spray of loose leaf paper.

“Omph!” she heaves as she lands in my arms and I’m surrounded by a sweet, earthy scent.

I should let her go. I should back away, direct her to the front desk to get directions to wherever she’s going, and retreat to my office. Regardless of how sexy her breasts feel pressed against me or the way her ass pops as my fingers lace together at the dip at the bottom of her spine, I have things to do today. Important things. Lots of them. Even if I can’t pinpoint one at the moment.

Large, nearly golden-colored eyes peer up at me. They’re crystal clear, almost like I can see all the way to the depths of her soul. They’re incredible tones of the purest gold and I can’t look away.

The feel of her body against mine sparks something inside me—a carnal, visceral reaction that’s led by feeling rather than intellect. “Are you okay?” I ask, trying desperately to use the brainpower I’m known for in most circles and not the cock I’m known for in others.

“I think so.” She pulls her gaze away from mine. A connection is actually snapped between us and I’m almost certain she feels it too because her features fall. “I’m just running late …”

Hell. Fucking. No.

I’m afraid to ask the next question. If the answer is what I think it is, I’m going to kill my little sister.




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USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.



She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.



For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana's Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.





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***New Release*** The Rise of the Recliner by Kristann Monaghan

Title: The Rise of the Recliner
Series: The Running Experiment #4
Author: Kristann Monaghan
Genre: Blogmoire/Humor
Publisher: Inknbeans Press
Release Date: February 23, 2017


Whether it is your first or fourth journey into The Running Experiment, join The Fat Girl Running and her motley crew of BFF, Bubby, Pocket Fiance and more as they venture into book signings, Comicon, family memories, the search for Mount Doom and of course Disneyland. 

It’s a journey filled with laughter, randomness and lots of food peppered with recipes, playlists and tips for life as only The Fat Girl can bring you. Go ahead…step inside her world and prepare to laugh your flass off. One thing is for certain. You won’t have to run. Ever.






 







Raised mostly in rural Iowa, Kristann Monaghan is an Army Brat who has finally settled in the mountain town of Flagstaff, AZ. A graduate from Cottey College and Northern Arizona University, she is currently working as a pediatric ICU nurse. Kristann decided to start chronicling her journey to help all the other Fat Girls out there. Kristann mostly identifies with the villains/villainesses in a fairy tale. She is not like those fairytale Princesses. She does not have sunshine and song coming out of her butt and she doesn't need anyone to save her. She prefers to lurk in the shadows and cause mayhem. Kristann lives with her cat, Daisy May AKA The Ninja Kitten and has a secret stash of original Skittles for the apocalypse. Check out her blog at thefatgirlrunning.com








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***Release Blitz*** Sharing the Virgin by Dani Nichole






Title: Sharing the Virgin
Series: Amberwood Affairs #1
Author: Dani Nichole
Genre: Erotica/New Adult
Release Date: February 23, 2017





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Lexi Day is a virgin whom is only willing to lose it to one man – her long-time friend, Jessie Black. They’ve been friends for nearly ten years and she had given up hope of getting him in bed. But when her best friend Becca tells her that he wants her, she begins questioning what she is willing to do to get with the man of her dreams.

Jessie Black is not boyfriend material, so he did everything he could to stay away from his hot best friend. But when he finally gets the virgin beneath him, he doesn’t want to share.

When these two get under the sheets things explode. But will the explosion be the end of their friendship? Or could it be the beginning of a very hot forever?








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Dani Nichole is two besties who decided to co-write under a pen name. Dani is new to writing, whilst Nichole is a published Author under her real name. Both are mothers, one is married, and one is single. They have a LOVE for smut romance and hope to let it shine with their own stories!



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