My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lily Jacobs grew up with humble beginnings but she also grew up with a genie who had been with her family for two other generations. Fazire had given the family three wishes, only one has ever been used and now Fazire has to give Lily news he knows will devastate her.
The timing was all wrong, Lily had fallen in love with Nathaniel McAllister in a whirlwind romance but when she receives news that shatters her world she heads home. Despite all her efforts she doesn’t hear from Nate. Eight years later Nate finds out Lily had a child that was his and he wants answers. Everything he thought he new turns out to be a lie but Nate always was battling himself with not feeling he was good enough for Lily, will he figure it out in time or will he let his insecurities ruin the best thing that ever happened to him.
Throw in a genie with a temper, a warm soul and a alpha male and you have a magnificent read. This was wonderful, had a few teary eyed moments and I was surprised how it played out. Loved Lily, she is sweet and yet has a bit of a temper that ignites with Nate. Nate is broody and a bit to hard on himself but a perfect match for Lily. Excellent read.
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Publication date: June 18th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Romance
It’s easy to be a villain.
Or is it?
Domino Enviedhieri is a young magica user and aspiring entrepreneur stripped of his heritage, his dignity, and most importantly, his allowance. After being forced to battle a rampant demoness alongside his rival at the strip club where he works, Domino finally decides he’s had enough and wants to kill the bastard for stealing his well-deserved spotlight for the hundredth time.
With the help of his ethnically diverse crew, Domino embarks on an epic quest for ultimate power. Though the journey is riddled with dicks, demons, danger, and confusing sexual feelings for one’s best friend, Domino is determined to prove his greatness to the world and to himself.
But to beat the fiercest warrior in the enchanted Republic of Kitaria, there’s really only one power Domino needs to gain: his own sense of self-worth.
After shaking his head back into consciousness, Domino turned his face toward the person onto whom he’d been pushed by his most disliked traveling companion. He laid his eyes upon a pastel-yellow bishop-sleeve shirt with ornamental gold patterns around the edges and a muscular dark-skinned chest that peered from underneath. His face transformed into a look of otherworldly dread as the man’s lips smiled back at him.
“Gah!” Domino shrieked, falling back onto the floor. “You!” he barked, pointing at the man with his finger and glare.
“I-it’s all right, friend! It’s only me!” said the man, standing up from his chair to help Domino.
His jaw was square and masculine, yet his smile was kind. His skin was a warm copper-brown color. He had a buzz cut, an athletic build, and a large sword sheathed away on his back that hung off him by several leather straps. The whole world recognized him and his raging success in the endless battle against evil fiends across the globe. He was a hero by profession. Admired by many, despised by the rest, but most of all, he was feared. He was Zephyr Hugo.
Domino slapped Zephyr’s hand away and stood up by himself. “What? You came here to rub your giant magical sword in my face?”
“Of course not.” Zephyr chuckled, averting his bashful gaze. “I—I mean…I could show it to you if—”
“Why did you come to bother me while I’m at work?” argued Domino. “No—why did you come to bother me—period?”
“Well, uh…” mumbled Zephyr. “I know how much you hate charity, so I realized the best way to help you would be to pay you in exchange for your noble services.”
Domino’s face turned blood red. His eyes opened wide from the sheer amount of shock and embarrassment coursing through his body.
Zephyr presented him with a heavy coin pouch, smiling and blushing like a prepubescent boy confessing his feelings to his crush.
“Ooooooo!” the nearby spectators cheered.
Domino glanced at the drunkards with a fierce glare, wishing he had the balls to throw a beer stein at each and every one of them.
Zephyr continued to gaze at Domino with his hand stretched out, holding the coin pouch in front of him.
“Stop staring at me like that, you freak!” Domino shouted at him, his voice revealing a hint of anxiety among all the anger and discomfort. “I’m not gonna fucking sleep with you!”
“O-oh, no!” Zephyr replied, pulling back the pouch and placing his hand on his chest, unable to look Domino in the eye anymore, let alone keep his smile subdued. “You misunderstood me. I—I merely wanted to compensate you for your performance. Isn’t that how it works?”
A moment of silence filled the air around them, though it wasn’t much, considering how the rest of the club was still raving with noise from the music and the crowd’s cheers.
Domino took a bit of time to think about the proposal before answering. “Okay,” he grumbled, grabbing the pouch from Zephyr while keeping his glare pointed at him. “I’ll take the coins. But only ’cause I’m poor now.” He then tied the pouch around the side of his tight thong that slowly slipped down due to the excess weight. “Fucking shit…” he groaned as he tried to pull the thong closer to his hip bone, hoping it would stay on until he could store the pouch in a less inconvenient location.
Klara Raškaj is an author of hot and eldritch speculative romance. An epic journey, otherworldly creatures, fantastic lore, a tantalizing romance, a dash of bone-chilling horror, and a pinch of mystery is her not-so-secret recipe for a delectable literary treat. Her lifelong love of writing is second only second to her obsession with hazelnut milk and artisan soap.
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This was intriguing but there was so much it was hard to follow initially. Had a gothic feel and several story lines that look like will develop in future books. Liked the concept.
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Very fun read. Neecy is a handful, but Will does not back down. He is half crazy and I loved the geek factor, citing Russ Meyers was a hoot. Completely different type of book for Shelly Laurenston, has a little bit of mythology twists into the story.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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This was a different one for me, I didn’t realize it was part of a series. Was pretty good, I found myself struggling initially on figuring out what was going on but one immersed into the story enjoyed it. Would probably try more in this series.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lily Proctor finally has her chance to, often teased or treated either with teasing or pity, she gets to be normal. She has a date with her best friend to a party and she can’t wait. Lily has lived a life in a sickly pattern, she is allergic to it seems everything but has always lived her life wishing that she could be the one by Tristan’s side. However, when it looks like not everything is what it seems, Lily falls sick again and slips into another realm.
Thrown into another realm and realizing that the voice in her head belongs to her doppelganger Lillian who is a powerful Crucible and even in this other place, Lily is not proud of who she is. Lily is being protected by Tristan, who seems much the same as her Tristan, and Rowan. Rowan once was Lillian’s mechanic until she turned into a woman he no longer recognizes and wields her power to hurt others.
Rowan doesn’t trust this new Lily, she seems innocent and exhibits untapped talents of a Crucible in training. Rowan has to train Lily if his world has any hope and despite trying to keep her at a distance, Rowan finds he likes this Lily. However he knows Lily one day will return home and he is not sure if e can handle having his heart torn out once again.
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