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Sacrifice Release Blitz & Review

Title: Sacrifice
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: N. Isabelle Blanco
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Releasing as part of the 2019 Sinister Fairy Tales Collection and part of the Dark Paranormal Ryze Series, but can be read as a Standalone!
Megara
We all know the story.
How it ended.
He survived and conquered each task.
Became the hero of all heroes.
And in the end he became a legend.
What no one told you is that I was there. I was helping him . . . and when he ascended, I was left behind to rot.
Herakles never knew I sold my soul for his success—he didn’t need to. Had I been enough on my own, he would’ve chosen to stay.
Instead, he rose to full glory.
I was dragged straight to Hades.
Beaten.
Violated.
Broken.
Eventually, mutated.
I lost track of him for nearly three millennia, but I’ve found him.
I will kill him.
He chose to become a god; I was forced to become a nightmare.
Now it’s time for us to meet again.
Herakles
I abandoned my family mere moments before the Greek pantheon fell.
‘Till this day the whispers accuse me.
Had I been there, perhaps they could’ve been saved.
But I no longer gave a fuck.
Funny how vanity can blind a male to what really matters.
It took less than a year on Olympus before I began searching for her again.
I never found her.
Now, two-in-a-half-thousand years later, here I am.
Alone.
Empty.
An immortal ghost, simply getting by.
I should’ve never left her.
The only thing I had was hoping the last of her mortal days, wherever she ended up, were happy . . .
Joke’s on me.
A darkened, twisted version of my female returns, demanding my head for every one of my sins.
And she shall have it.
But first, I’m saving her from her curse.
I’ll sacrifice every ounce of my sanity left to free her . . . right before I let her end me once and for all.

My Review

Wow! I am so glad I took a chance on this book. While Greek/Roman Mythology books are not usually my thing. I mean, I remember a little from back in school(which was a minute ago), but  this isn’t quite the story I remember. Lol

 N. Isabelle Blanco has definitely put a more dark and twisted spin on the story of Hercules and Megara. 

In this story we are told of Herakles “Kles” and Megara “Meg” and their incredibly complicated relationship. They have this long, twisted, dark and painful history that spans several millennia. Sacrifice and suffering is how they have spent their time apart. Suffering in totally different ways, but both suffered and made many sacrifices, nonetheless. What Meg had to endure was gut-wrenching. It left her bitter and out for revenge. My heart was broken for her. But my heart also broke for Kles, his longing and searching. His suffering with guilt. 

I love the strength Meg had. She is one amazingly Bad Ass chick, and I love that Kles wasn’t going to give up his chance to make things right when he had his opportunity. Then when they were working together you just know they were made for one another!! They are perfect together, and so freakin hot!  

There were quite a lot of secondary characters thrown in and that almost got a little confusing at times, but I think it’s just because it’s been a while for me with Greek Mythology and it’s not totally my jam. But I still really enjoyed the book. If you like the mythology stuff definitely check this book out! It’s really good. 

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⭐⭐️⭐⭐️- Great retelling of a Greek/Roman Mythology. If you are a fan you will love this!! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥- Meg and Kles are super hot for each other and so are their love scenes. 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No Cliffy, but I wouldn’t mind having more of their story. 

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N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I.Lynn, and many others. At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life. 
That is, until coffee came a long and took over everything else.
Nowadays, N. spends most of her days surviving the crazy New York rush and arguing with her characters every ten minutes or so, all in the hopes of one day getting them under control.
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Sweet Victory Review

BLURB

Holly Vanderbilt is running. 

From her past, her present, her future— everything. 

Baking is her only solace. Cookies, cakes, ingredients coming together, they make sense. 

A professional fighter walking into her kitchen? Not so much.  

Vince Steele is focused on his future. 

The next fight. 

The next win. 

Nothing else matters except feeling the weight of the Light Heavyweight belt around his waist.

Until Holly.

He has what it takes to win the belt. But will Holly’s past prove to be an opponent he can’t beat?

He’s never backed down from a fight. 

He wasn’t going to start now, not when winning Holly’s heart could be the sweetest victory of all.

MY REVIEW

Holy Jingle Bells!! I fell so hard for Gage “The Kraken” in Tap Out! I wasn’t sure my heart had room for another one of the boys in the  BTU crew . But oh how wrong I was. Vince Steele did It y’all. He pushed everyone else outta the running for my man status…at least until Alley releases her next book. Hehe 

Vince is EVERYTHING, and I do mean everything you could possibly want in your H. He’s super sexy. Abs for days. Disciplined, he has that title belt in sight ladies. He’s swoony and sweet, but at the same time Alpha and dirty-talking AF! He sets it mind on something and he’s NOT going to stop until he gets it, and that something just happened to be the new beautiful bombshell baker of his dreams at the coffee shop across from his family’s gym.

From the second he saw the delectable, Holly. He was hooked. She was sassy, and sweet and he wanted, no he needed a taste of her like his next breath. But he knew once he had one, he would never let her go. It was obvious to him from early on that she was hiding something and he wanted to get to the bottom of it.  

Now, Holly was great. She was sassy, strong and amazing. She gave up everything for a life of nothing. Or was it really? She ran from a horrible upbringing, and found where she belongs. Although she was immediately attracted to Vince she is hesitant because of everything she has been through. She just wants to continue her life of baking her delicious treats, singing Christmas tunes and settling into her new life. She never expected to find the world’s sexiest fighter, a coven of new BFF’s that would bring her in and make her part of their family.  While the sparks of attraction and banter took off immediately, the relationship was slow burn, and I loved that. But holy moly, the love scenes y’all. GOOD.GRAVY!

When Holly’s past shows up to threaten her perfect new future she has built for herself. The way all her new friends stood up for her and backed her as one of their own, *fans watery eyes* Like the grinch my heart grew three sizes!! 

This is the third stand-alone in the BTU books and they keep getting better! I most definitely recommend you check out Alley Ciz and the crazy crew she has crafted!! 

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⭐⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-Five Golden Stars🎶 Once again Alley Ciz does it. She brings back the BTU crew adds us a new gal Holly and weaves together the perfect blend of sweetness, kindle melting heat, fun coven conversations, hilarious graphic Christmas T-shirts, and threw in some suspense to kick it up a notch! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥- Keep an eye on your cookies ladies cause they might get burned! So.Freakin.Hot!! Butter melting hot! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No Cliffy. This is the third book in the BTU series, but like the others can be read as a stand-alone. 

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Once Upon a Holiday Release Blitz

Title: Once Upon a Holiday
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Holiday Romance

Cover by: Hang Le

Release Date: November 7, 2019

Blurb

This holiday season, there’s more than gingerbread in the oven.
I was always a type-A kind of girl— and that’s exactly what got me into trouble with Sterling
Ahren.
Having a baby before thirty didn’t work out, so I took some time off to sort out my life.
Sterling’s my new landlord… and he doesn’t plan anything.
He’s a billionaire playboy who can’t stand the holidays. A recluse of the worst kind, Sterling
makes Scrooge look like a generous soul… except Ebenezer was never this sexy.
He doesn’t want a family— until the night we have a spontaneous one-night stand, and forget to
use condoms. I can’t have a baby with a disorganized, free spirit like him. Between my
overprotective brothers and his crazy fans, I already know this isn’t going to work out.
Except Sterling isn’t willing to let me go. He wants me home for the holidays… and this is my
last chance to make a Christmas miracle happen.
One thing I know for sure: when Sterling and I collide, it’s going to be anything but a silent
night.
Funny, touching, and delightful, this smoking hot billionaire holiday rom-com by Claudia
Burgoa will make you feel the magic of Christmas.

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My Review

Oh my goodness I loved this adorable story! Juniper “June” and the way she plots and plans out her life down to the finest detail. Lol spur of the moment hooking up with the hottie, she definitely makes no plans for anything like Sterling. He’s hot, and kinda cynical, but totally free spirited! That’s bound to be a good story right?!?!  

Juniper “June” Spearman is sister to the Spearman men you may have read about in some of Claudia’s other books. If you haven’t no big, she tells who belongs with who. Anyway, June is in her early thirties, beautiful, has a wonderful family and is a great person all around. She has built a successful business and should feel fulfilled right? She doesn’t. She wants to be a mother. After many “it’s me not you” failed relationships, she has made the decision to become a mother on her own. On a night out ,Thanksgiving-eve before she has to see her family and just a month before she begins that process to become pregnant via IVF she meets this gorgeous god of a nameless man and has the most amazing one night stand. Even though it’s out of character for her what could it hurt right? It’s not like she’s ever going to see him again. She doesn’t know his name or anything about him. And she already knows she can’t get pregnant without medical intervention so she throws caution to the wind and goes for it. BEST.NIGHT.EVER!  What will June do when she finds herself falling hard for the nameless man a month later when she meets him again? What will she and Sterling do when they find out they unknowingly made June’s biggest dream come true that night? Will June be able to make Sterling realize how much he has to offer her? 

Sterling Ahern is this hot, brilliantly talented artist. He’s Uber rich but keeps himself away from friends and family as a protective measure because of crazy fans. He never has plans to marry, settle down or have children. None of it’s in the cards for him. He doesn’t like holidays or celebrations. But after his One night with June, he finds himself suddenly rethinking everything. Things he never thought he wanted he suddenly is dreaming of as a part of his future. But with his fame comes crazy fans, is it worth the risk to the people he cares about? 

This is a fantastic sweet holiday story. The Insta-lust is great, but even better than that is we get a slow build to a great friendship and relationship after that. The dynamic between June and her family and June and Sterling is incredible. Their witty banter and delicious chemistry is off the charts hot. Don’t miss out on this one. 

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⭐⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-Five  Christmas Tree🎄 Stars. This sweet and sassy holiday story gives you everything you could possibly want. Feisty and sweet heroine, Insta-lust with a one night stand baby romance. Hot anti-love hero, that has a change of heart. Yes please!! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥- This has just the right amount of hot and sweet. So it’s just plain PERFECTION! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No cliffhanger. I’m in love with this ending! #Happyendingforall

TRAILER

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Excerpt

“Juniper Spearman, what the fuck are you doing here?” I hear Jackson’s voice and there’s a loud
banging on the door. “June, open up. I know you’re there, open the fucking door.”

“Who is that?” Sterling asks, gasping for breaths.

“June, I can’t stop him for too long.” I hear Alex’s voice. “Open up, Junie bee.”
I grunt. “My brothers,” I say, untangling myself from him. “Are you ready?”
Ever since we were kids, Jack has always known when I borrow his things without permission. I
knew going into his garage might trigger some camera. He has a tight security system. To top it

all, I stole his Internet connection.

But hey, I needed my equipment and a faster Internet connection. Sterling’s slows down when

we stream movies.

What’s the best way to keep myself connected while we are lounging?

I hooked up my electronics to his Internet.

It’s Jackson’s fault. The guy always brags about it being so powerful he can connect to it even if
he’s hiking a couple of miles away from his property. Well, the geek is right. I’m less than a mile

away from his home and I’ve been taking advantage of it.

He’s in the city, after all. He won’t notice until he comes back and hopefully by then, I’ll be

gone.

“I thought you had bodyguards to take care of unwanted company,” I growl, marching toward

the door.

He snorts. “I’m sure they know and that’s why they’re letting your brothers do whatever they

want—to interrupt me.”

We walk to the main door and what do we find?

Not one, but three very annoying Spearman brothers glaring at me—and Sterling.

“Juniper?” Jackson crosses his arms.

“Jackson?” I cross mine too and give him the glare. He might be taller, older, and meaner but
I’m not letting him treat me like I’m five years old. “Do I go to your house and bang on the door

at odd hours of the day? Mom will be disappointed with your manners.”
“This isn’t your house,” he corrects me. “And it’s three o’clock.”
Sterling surprises me when he says with a firm voice. “It is her house.”

We all turn to look at him. I’m totally dumbfounded by his answer.
“I like you, Spearman, but watch your tone.” He looks at my brother darkly.
“I thought we were friends, man,” Alex says with disappointment. “You’re breaking the bro-

code.”

“Seriously, June,” Jason says with a tone of disappointment and brushes some strands of my hair.

“At least fake it.”

I open my mouth to protest but stop myself. Saying I look like shit because I’ve been puking all
day is going to open the can of worms I want to keep closed for a few more weeks—months
even. Maybe I’ll have the babies and tell them about it when they turn four or eighteen.
“Not to interrupt this amusing family reunion, but it’s cold as fuck outside and she’s not wearing
a jacket,” Sterling says, pulling me into his arms. “How can I help you, gentlemen?”

“Let’s go home, June,” Jackson orders.
Sterling turns to me, his eyes soft. “Do you want to leave?”

I shake my head.

“You heard the lady. She’s with me,” Sterling barks back. “She’s also not your property to order

around.”

Butterflies fluttering and all aside, I compose myself. Because no one wants to speak with a

puddle of mush, and say, “I came with him and will leave with him.”

“Mom doesn’t know where you are,” Jackson starts nagging. “She’s freaking out because she
went to visit you and your neighbor said you’re out of town. The first thing she did was call me

because I’m responsible for you when our parents are out of town.”
“Jason.” I appeal to the one who isn’t as possessive.

“You know I love you and I support you,” he says. “But this wasn’t cool. At least text me your
whereabouts. What’s going on with you? I heard you’re selling your company.”
“You took the month off,” Alex adds. “What if I need you?”

“This is so unlike you,” Jackson says frustrated. “I get it from Jeannette but you …”
“Me what, Jackson? Just because I decided to change my life that doesn’t mean I’m a failure.
You changed yours, just like Jason did. I can’t search for my own happiness?”

He frowns and closes his mouth tight.

Author Bio

Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

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Enemies by Tijan Cover Reveal

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Stone Reeves was my neighbor, and I’ve hated him since sixth grade.

Enemies, an all-new enemies to lovers stand-alone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is coming December 2nd and we have the incredible over!

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Gorgeous and charismatic, he became the town’s football god, while I became the town’s invisible girl.

He went to a Division 1 school for football, while my father was fired by his father.

His team won the National Championship, while my mother died the same day.

He was a first round pick for the NFL …

… while I made the worst decision in my life.

Now I’m in Texas trying to pick up the pieces of my life.

But, Stone is here.

Stone is everywhere.

It doesn’t matter that disaster has struck my life again.

It doesn’t matter that he’s the one trying to console me.

It doesn’t matter that he’s the nation’s newest football obsession.

Because for me, he always has been and always will be my enemy.

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About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.