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ย ๐Ÿ“ฌ แ—ทOOK แ—ฐแ—ฉIแ’ช ๐Ÿ“ฌ

THANK YOU to all the tagged [Partner] publishers, publicists, and authors for these gifted books:

Always Never Yours, If Iโ€™m Being Honest, and Never Vacation with Your Ex (4/4) by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Famous for a Living by Melissa Ferguson (5/16)

A Novel Proposal By Denise Hunter (3/21)

All We Could Still Have by Diane Barnes (6/13)

Ladiesโ€™ Day by Lisa Williams Kline (6/20)

Where Waters Meet by Zhang Ling (5/1)

Citizen Orlov by Jonathan Payne (5/23)

The Enneagram and Your Marriage by Jackie Brewster (3/21)

Liquid Shades of Blue by James Polkinghorn (5/16)

Beyond Happiness by Dr. Jennifer Guttman (5/30)

Retribution by Robert McCaw (6/6)

Lonely Dove by Sonee Singh 

The Horoscope Writer by Ash Bishop (7/18)

Go As A River by Shelley Read

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimรฉnez 

A Likely Story by Leigh McMullan Abramson (3/14)

Every Woman a Theologian by Phylicia Masonheimer 

The Instructor by T.R. Hendricks (4/11)

Unspeakable by Jessica Willis Fisher 

โ˜•Yโ€™all know Iโ€™m a coffee lover, so I was beyond thrilled when the people at Javy Coffee reached out to me and gifted me an original coffee concentrate. Their coffee concentrate can be enjoyed hot, cold, boozy and even baked into treats! Check out their site @enjoyjavy and grab yours today.

 โ˜•๐š†๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š’๐šœ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š๐šŠ๐šŸ๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š๐š๐šŽ๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š› ๐š๐šŽ๐šŠ?     

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž | Review & Tour Stop

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž

๐๐ฒ ๐’๐š๐๐ž๐ช๐š ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ•.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

Thank you @tlcbooktours @tlcdiversity

@sadeqasays and @simonandschuster for a spot on tour and a gifted book. 

๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ-๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ 1950๐˜ด ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜‹๐˜Š, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ.

Set in the 1950s, we follow two young Black women from different upbrings, yet they both suffer when they fall for men who others deem โ€œacceptableโ€ for them. 

Ruby is a bright high schooler, but her home life and poverty are holding her back. She has a chance at a scholarship, to becoming an ophthalmologist, but the consequences of a forbidden affair may destroy her one shot at her dreams. 

Eleanor is attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and having her eyes opened to the fact, โ€œthat Negroes separated themselves by color.โ€ When she falls for William, a boy from a rich, popular family, it may seem too good to be true, until she meets his family. 

Ruby and Eleanor’s stories touch on such emotional and complex issues, but these women were kind, graceful, and intelligent. I just kept flipping the pages needing to know what these two tenacious women would do next.

And thenโ€ฆhow Sadequa Johnson tied not only the two women together, but she also linked Yellow Wife into the story too!

๐Ÿงณ๐š†๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š•๐šŠ๐šœ๐š ๐š™๐š•๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š ๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š›๐šŽ๐šš๐šž๐š’๐š›๐šŽ๐š ๐š™๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šŠ ๐šœ๐šž๐š’๐š๐šŒ๐šŠ๐šœ๐šŽ?

๐‹๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ž | Book Review

๐‹๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ž

๐๐ฒ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐€๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐š ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ•.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

Thank you (partner) @bookclubfavorite @simonandschuster and @atriabooks for the free book.

And thank you @librofm for the complimentary audiobook.

๐˜ผ ๐™™๐™š๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™– ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ-๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง, ๐™– ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™งโ€™๐™จ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™š๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™จ๐™šโ€”๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ.

I highly recommend this book to all, regardless of your views on this subject. As the author states in the Author Notes, โ€œLooking for Jane is about motherhood. About wanting to be a mother and not wanting to be a mother, and all the gray areas in between.โ€  

The story centers on three women, decades apart, who have all been affected by pregnancy and the struggle to control their own choices. From in vitro fertilization and adoption to the historical underground Jane Network that supplied women with safe abortions, Heather Marshall covers a heated topic with grace and compassion. It was hard not to be moved by these womenโ€™s stories and struggles. 

โ˜Ž๏ธ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ, ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐œ. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ž ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ โ€œ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ž.โ€ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐๐ž?

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ | Book Review

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ

๐๐ฒ ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ข๐š ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ณ

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐€๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐š

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

๐ป๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐“Ž ๐’ซ๐“Š๐’ท ๐’Ÿ๐’ถ๐“Ž!

Thank you (partner) @simonandschuster and @bookclubfavorite for the free book. And thank you @librofm for the complimentary audiobook.

When Roza Vallo, a famous feminist horror author, invites Alex to an exclusive month-long writing retreat, Alex believes this may be her chance to jump-start her writing career.

Alex is taken aback to find that her former friend Wren is in attendance. But Alex is even more shocked when Roza announces that her guests must finish a complete novel within the month and the author with the best novel will win a huge publishing contract.  

The competition begins as the women begin to write. Until bizarre and odd things happen – strange behavior from Roza, mind games, stories of hidden rooms, and hauntings. And then, it escalates when one guest disappears into the snowy night. 

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ checked off quite a few boxes. It’s a book about authors writing their books, which I love. It also deals with some unhinged characters. I was never sure who could be trusted. It has a claustrophobic, foreboding, but slightly sexy feel – a wild debut!

๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐™ท๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š— ๐šŠ ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š ๐š˜๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐šข ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š? ๐™ฐ๐š—๐šข ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š๐šœ ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š™๐š™๐šŽ๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ?

๐ˆ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก | Book Tour

๐ˆ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก

๐๐ฒ ๐Š๐ข๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ 

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‡๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐’ช๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’ฉ๐‘œ๐“Œ!

Thank you @tlcbooktours and @post_hill_press for a spot on tour and a gifted book by @kimberlyyoungauthor.ย 

๐Ÿ“– When the Recession crushes their splashy event business in Silicon Valley, Liz Becker and Gabbi Rossi realize that parties are on holdโ€”but funerals must go on.

Planning a memorial with flowers, music, and food isnโ€™t that different from a wedding, right? But Liz has had a crippling fear of death since losing her younger sister in a childhood tragedy. Knowing her husband and twin sons depend on her income, she reluctantly agrees to produce end-of-life events. As Gabbi promised, the money starts rolling in. When an old real estate tycoon hires them to plan his โ€œafter party,โ€ Liz finds an unlikely mentor. Just as things are looking up, she learns that someone she loves has a serious illness. Death planning gets personal.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ ๐™ธ๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š— ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐š™๐š•๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐šŽ๐š› – ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š๐šข๐š™๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š˜๐š ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šœ ๐š ๐š˜๐šž๐š•๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐šŽ๐š—๐š“๐š˜๐šข ๐š™๐š•๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐š’๐š—๐š?

Book Mail

ย ๐Ÿ“ฌ แ—ทOOK แ—ฐแ—ฉIแ’ช ๐Ÿ“ฌ

THANK YOU to all the tagged [Partner] publishers, publicists, and authors for these gifted books:

Good Night, Sister by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Maame by Jessica George

The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson

The Laughter by Sonora Jha (2/14)

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz (2/21)

Donโ€™t Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones 

Down a Bad Road by Regina Buttner (5/4)

A Dangerous Education by Megan Chance 

Luck of the Draw by Frank Murphy (2/28)

Goodnight From Paris by Jane Healey (3/7)

Five First Chances by Sarah Jost (4/18)

A Single Life to Live by Hannah Schermerhorn  (2/14)

Whatโ€™s Not Lost by Valerie Taylor 

Circus Home by Jason Ollander-Krane

The Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon by Linda MacKillop (5/17)

The Distance Between Us by A.C. Burch (5/16)

Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt (3/14)

Sea Magic by Heidi McIntyre 

Love Is Wilder by Larissa Hommes

Home is a Made-Up Place by Ronit Plank (2/28)

A Home for the Twins by Danielle Thorne (3/28)

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿˆ ๐š†๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š๐š’๐š–๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š๐šŠ๐šข ๐š˜๐š› ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š‹๐š’๐š ๐š๐šŠ๐š–๐šŽ ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐š๐šŠ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šž๐š™ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š๐š’๐š–๐šŽ?

๐๐ข๐  ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ | Book Review

๐๐ข๐  ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ

๐๐ฒ ๐‰๐ž๐ง ๐๐ž๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐’๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ง๐ž๐ซ

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ•.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐’ช๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’ฎ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“ƒ!

Although I enjoyed ๐๐ข๐  ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ, Iโ€™m slightly at a loss as to how to describe it. Is it supposed to be satirical, with a deep philosophical meaning? Or was it just a quirky, sex-infused comedy? I walked away from it thinking the latter, but something buzzed in my head that I had missed something; maybe it was all the talk of bees and bugs.

In short, this is about Greta, who transcribes sessions for Om, a sex therapist. Listening in on some of the sessions provides much of the humor, especially as Greta interjects her own thoughts and feelings. But the story takes off when Greta becomes fascinated with a patient she has nicknamed โ€œBig Swiss.โ€

When the two meet each other by chance, they embark on a somewhat peculiar affair. Greta knows Big Swissโ€™s deepest, most personal thoughts, all things she has shared with Om, but Big Swiss doesnโ€™t know that Greta knows this or that she even works for Om. This will not bode well in the end, as you can imagine. 

Beaginโ€™s writing is sharp and witty, but if you’re looking for a cute romance, I think you need to see this as more eccentric. The characters themselves are interesting. Both Greta and Big Swiss have trauma in their pasts, and this plays out in the narrative. But Omโ€™s character is the one that had me laughing most often; he was definitely the comic relief.

*TW includes assault, suicide, stalking, and multiple sex scenes. 

Thank you @bookclubfavorites and @simonandschuster for a gifted copy. And many thanks to @librofm for the complimentary audiobook.  

๐Ÿ“˜ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ž๐?

๐•๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฌ: ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ | Audiobook Review

๐•๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฌ: ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐

๐๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐€๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐จ

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

It was great to be back in the world of vampires!ย 

๐•๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฌ has all the makings for a dark academia read – an elite vampire academy in the Swiss Alps, a new student, and of course, the paranormal element. 

Dillion has just turned eighteen and his father is sending him away to Vamps, a Vampire Academy. The problem is Dillion knows nothing about being a vampire! Dillion is a Dhampir (totally new term to me); he is half human/half vampire. He was raised by his human father never knowing his mother.

Watching Dillion come into his vampire-ness was entertaining, but soon as he did, it caused trouble for him. Someone or something does not want Dillion to succeed. But Dillion has a big heart and apparently some powerful lineage surging through that blood of his.

This is not the literature of the classic Dracula, but it was fun, a little sexy, and the audiobook was well done.

Thank you and for this complimentary audiobook. 

๐Ÿง›๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐”ป๐•  ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•™๐•’๐•ง๐•– ๐•’ ๐•—๐•’๐•ง๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•– ๐•ง๐•’๐•ž๐•ก๐•š๐•ฃ๐•– ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•’ ๐•—๐•’๐•ง๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•– ๐•ž๐• ๐•ง๐•š๐•– ๐•’๐•“๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•ง๐•’๐•ž๐•ก๐•š๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ค?

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž | Audiobook Review

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž

๐๐ฒ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ž

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐จ 

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž:๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

The Blackhouse is my second of Carole Johnstoneโ€™s mysteries, and once again she has managed to unnerve me. The atmosphere of an isolated Scottish island and a woman struggling with mental illness and visions all set a gothic tone.

Maggie MacKay was only five when she claimed a man was murdered on the Isle of Kilmeray. It grabbed a lot of attention, but how would Maggie know such a thing, as she had never been to the island? 

Robert Reid moves his family to the small community of Kilmeray hoping to farm the land and for peace. But thoughts and memories of some past misdeed haunt him.

Now, as an adult, Maggie has come to Kilmeray determined to get to the truth, but the truth goes far deeper than she imagined. 

The setting alone is enough to send a few shivers up your spine: a remote island in the chilly Atlantic, with a very tight-knit community that is keeping some dreadfully dark secrets. Although the pace is unhurried, I found the elements of mental health, possible reincarnation, and locals-gone-rogue to be very interesting. Plus Maggie was a character that I found myself rooting for.

๐ŸŽงIf you want the full atmospheric experience, grab the audiobook, the narrator has a great accent!

Thank you for the complimentary audiobook and @bookclubfavorites for a gifted book.

๐Ÿ˜ด ๐™ณ๐š˜ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š›๐šŽ๐š–๐šŽ๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š–๐šœ? ๐™ฐ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐šข ๐š’๐š— ๐™ฒ๐š˜๐š•๐š˜๐š›?

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐กย  | Book Review

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก 

๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐ค๐š ๐“๐š๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ

๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ: ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐š๐š๐ฆ ๐‘๐ž๐š๐๐ฌ / ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ 

๐๐ฎ๐› ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: ๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

This was such a fun love triangle romance. Donโ€™t be put off by โ€œlove triangleโ€ if thatโ€™s usually not your thing, because it’s not Zahraโ€™s thing either!

Zahra, a Bengali princess living in Jersey, is trying to earn money so that she can take writing classes, as she wants to be a writer, but her mother is convinced she just needs a good love match. 

Her mother and the auntie network plan and scheme to set Zahra up with Harun, a wealthy, nerdy, but very cute boy. But Zahra finds herself falling for Nayim, the new dishwasher at the tea shop she works at. 

Harun and her devise a plan to convince everyone that they arenโ€™t a good match, which includes fake dating. As the two spend time together though, her feelings get very mixed up as to which boy her heart desires.

I loved the descriptions of the Bengali community, family, and culture woven into the narrative. This is a clean, sweet, romance that hits on being true to yourself and not rushing into love. 

Thank you @bookclubfavorites for this gifted copy and for the complimentary audiobook.

๐Ÿต ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’—๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐’•๐’†๐’‚?