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Opium Skies Release Blitz & Review



Title: Opium Skies
Series: In Vein #1
Author: C.M. Radcliff
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2020

BLURB
Life is full of variables.

We crave control, but in reality, we have very little.

I left home with a plan: get the full college experience and pass my classes.
But that all changed when I met him.
Ander was the last thing I needed.
He was never part of my plan.
He was the one variable in my life that I could never control.

And we were destined for destruction

My Review

I am NOT okay you guys! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

You know my friends, there will come a time you will read a book that will touch you so profoundly that it will leave you wandering aimlessly for days afterwards in a perpetual state of shock, worry, and frustration. You will go through tears, sadness, still thinking about the book, going back and reading parts again. You will be anticipating the next book and at the same time overcome with so much emotion from the first book. 

THIS was my emotional state after reading Opium Skies. I was not only riding the hot mess express, Iโ€™m the freaking train conductor of that bitch. I am so blown away and in awe of C.M.Radcliff  and at the brilliance that she displayed in this book. If you havenโ€™t read her yetโ€ฆSTOP EVERYTHING NOW!! And start devouring her books, because you my book lovin buddies, have been missing out. 

Ander and Hadleyโ€™s story hurts, yโ€™all. Iโ€™m not gonna lie.  Itโ€™s so rivetingly raw and serves you up the harsh truths of love in a world of addiction. What itโ€™s like to be head over heels in love with a liar, with a promise breaker, with someone who will hurt you, because they ultimately love the high more than they love themselves. 

This book is gut-wrenching in its realness, it cuts to the core, because itโ€™s so authentic. I felt like I had a front row seat to the events as they unfolded. Because this author’s attention to detail was top notch. I could close my eyes and picture every single detail. Sights, sounds and smells. No detail too small, just enough to paint the perfect picture in my mind. I mentally was on this journey with them. From the witty banter fun filled moments, to the sexy and steamy moments. 

To the moments that left me crying my eyes out a blubbering mess (and totally getting WTF looks from my family) my friends, be ready to hurt for these characters that I fell so quickly in love with. You will too!  Characters that are by no means perfect, but imperfectly perfect phenomenally written characters. They had unbelievable chemistry from the get go which made their obstacles that much more heartbreaking. I canโ€™t wait for the next book because I am literally left on the edge of my seat grasping at any hint of whatโ€™s to come of these characters.

I want them to have the future not only I desire for them but that I think they deserve. Iโ€™m holding out hope for a HEA,  but I also know that it seems like at this point my loves, Hadley and Ander are going to have to go through the nine circles of hell and back  to get to that HEA. That is even if they even have a shotโ€ฆ And right now, they have just passed that first circle of hell. Love isn’t the issue. One is on a fast path of destruction…Question is will they take the other down with them?

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญโญโญ๏ธ-I am SO in LOVE with this book Yโ€™ALL! I could literally go on for days, actually for weeks about this book because it is still on my mind, heart and soul. Get ready yโ€™all because it WILL take you on a crash course of feelings. complete with loop-de-loops and backwards crawls!  But I happen to believe there is nothing that feels like the release you get from a good release of the build up of tears that can only come with an epic book hangover kind of therapeutic cry! 

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ- SO FREAKING HOT!! Pearl Clutchers Beware!! LOL 

If you can’t take the heat get out tha kitchen! They are absolutely smokin!

๐ŸŒชCliffhanger Warning- You do NOT get a resolution for this couple in this book! 

๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ”ซTrigger Warning- This book contains subject matter that could be a trigger for some folks. Iโ€™m not going to give specific spoilers. I will just say both of these two have been through some stuff and itโ€™s not always easy to read about it, but how the characters come out in the end was so important to their journey. If you have any specific questions please feel free to PM me. 







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EXCERPT

My eyes fly open and I glance at the door, meeting his stormy blue eyes. 
โ€œWhat the fuck are you doing, Hadley?โ€ Ander barks as his entire body consumes the doorway. Everyone in the room freezes, glancing between the two of us. 
Narrowing my eyes, I hold his gaze, challenging him as I slide the rolled-up bill across the surface of the dresser, deeply inhaling the bright white powder. My eyes never leave Anderโ€™s as I drop the bill onto the dresser and stand upright, sniffing harder. Ander steps into the room, his entire presence consumes every inch of the space. The two guys in the room instinctively step back, knowing better than to get in his way right now. 
Anderโ€™s eyes are honed in on mine and they burn with the deepest shades of blue. A complete contradiction to the storm that brews within his expression. He stops in front of me, reaching out and grabs my chin. Tilting my head to look back at him, he leans in, his lips just barely touching mine. 
โ€œYou wanna play like that, little girl?โ€ He breathes against my lips as a sinister smile pulls on the corners of his lips. โ€œGame on.โ€ 
Quickly releasing me, Ander nudges me to the side and plucks the rolled-up bill from the wood surface. Crossing my arms over my chest, I watch him, slightly amused as he leans over the dresser. Within a matter of seconds, he inhales the remaining lines left and stands back to look at me. 
His pupils are already constricted, but I watch as they transform into just small dots, with his blue irises consuming them. Ander looks down at me with a sly grin playing on his lips, waiting for me to make the next move. 
Abruptly grabbing me by the throat, he pulls me flush against him. My breath catches in my throat. His touch burns against my skin and the blazing fire settles throughout my body, mixing with the euphoria from the Oxy and everything else in my system. 
Heat spreads from my stomach and a warmth creeps between my legs as he leans closer, his warm breath skating across my face. Just as his lips are about to capture mine, he ducks his head to the side, pressing his lips against my ear. 
โ€œBallโ€™s in your court, babe,โ€ he breathes, his words only meant for me to hear and lightly squeezes my throat. โ€œYour move.โ€






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AUTHOR BIO
C.M. Radcliff lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two demon children. Known as the Psycho Queen, she speaks fluent sarcasm, dark humor, and has the mouth of a sailor. If she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably on an adventure with her little family.



Reforming Kent Review & Release Blitz

๐‘น๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’๐’• is a ๐’๐“๐€๐๐ƒ-๐€๐‹๐Ž๐๐„ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐›๐š๐ ๐›๐จ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž that will give you ALL THE FEELS! There is no cliff-hanger, and it ends with an HEA.

๐๐Ž๐Ž๐Š ๐ƒ๐„๐’๐‚๐‘๐ˆ๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐: ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’๐’•๐‘…๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘ข๐‘’. ๐‘‡๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘™๐‘’๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘Ÿ. ๐ต๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘ฆ. ๐ท๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก. Everyone thinks they know who I am, but they know ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”.And thatโ€™s how I prefer it.Keeping my demons under lock and key is my only survival tactic.Until a gorgeous feisty bartender enters my life, turning it upside down. Presley captivates me in a way no woman ever has, and I canโ€™t get her out of my mind. Sheโ€™s determined to resist me, but Iโ€™m equally stubborn and more than up for the challenge. Winning her trust, and her heart, becomes everything because she shows me a future worth fighting foBut the consequences of my tortured past are far-reaching, and if I donโ€™t let her go, I’ll only drag Presley down this dark hole with me.

๐‘ท๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’๐’†๐’š Since I aged out of the foster system, Iโ€™ve worked hard for my dream future, and itโ€™s ๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’. Too close to let some arrogant rich playboy distract me.Iโ€™ve heard all about Kent Kennedy, and with my history of troubled bad boys, I need his attention like a hole in the head.Except heโ€™s nothing I expected and everything I never dared to dream of. As I slowly uncover the truth, I discover a broken man with a big heart who desperately needs someone to ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’ him.I want to be that person, but his demons loom large, and I donโ€™t know if Iโ€™m strong enough to do this again.When the past rears its ugly head, shattering everything, will there be anything left of my heart to protect? ๐…๐‘๐„๐„ ๐“๐Ž ๐‘๐„๐€๐ƒ ๐ˆ๐ ๐Š๐ˆ๐๐ƒ๐‹๐„ ๐”๐๐‹๐ˆ๐Œ๐ˆ๐“๐„๐ƒ

๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„ โžก๏ธhttps://smarturl.it/ReformingKent

My Review

I was so excited, counting the moments until this book hit my kindle because I knew it was going to be amazing. But oh my god my friends, I could never, NEVERย  have mentally prepared myself for the emotional beating my heart would endure with this book. Siobhan Davis shattered me, broke me, tore me apart in every single way before she put me back together again in what will absolutely be one of my top reads of 2020. Kent and Presleyโ€™s journey is so devastating and gritty and heartbreakingly raw. But itโ€™s beautifully heartfelt and healing and the most poignant and perfect example of overcoming insurmountable obstacles and adversity and growing not only as individuals but as a new couple in love. At its core itโ€™s about being broken, shattered in the worst possible ways, and happening upon your one perfect person who has the capabilities to put your broken pieces back together again. My friends, Reforming Kent was a remarkable story that will remain in my heart long after the last page was read. I will think about this story for days if not weeks to come. Because it is one of those kinds of tales that burrow into your hearts and soul and will remain there.ย 

Kent is the perfectly damaged and broken book boyfriend. Heโ€™s young,  hot, reckless and has no conscience about his behaviors, or so it seems. Heโ€™s just so unapologetically angry at the world and is out to punish everyone, even those who canโ€™t understand why. My heart just bled for this miserable misunderstood bad boy.

Iโ€™m so grateful that Siobhan chose to do Kentโ€™s story last, because I think as we read each brother’s story leading up to this book we got to see glimpses of the paths of destruction he left in his wake. For years he suffered, but definitely never in silence. He was a tsunami of anger and resentment at the world, ready to unleash his fury onto anyone at any given time and we needed to see that build up of madness to really appreciate just how much of a transformation we see in his character. It was truly extraordinary.ย 

Presley is gorgeous and sassy and at first wants NOTHING to do with playboy Kent. But Kent canโ€™t help to be drawn to the fiery bartender and wants nothing more than to own her body, but who knew she would end up owning his heart. This beautifully broken girl, this phoenix who has risen from the ashes of her grief and put herself back together again after tragedies from her past is everything he never knew he needed and all that he wants most in the world. She is strong, she is courageous, she is everything and more. She is the picture of perseverance and the perfect heroine for our Kent. But can our Presley save Kent when it seems like he doesnโ€™t want to be saved? Or will he destroy her in the process?ย 

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญโญโญ๏ธ-Infinite number of Stars in the sky for this amazing last book in the phenomenal Kennedy Boys series.  I could literally go on for days, actually for weeks and sing from the rooftops the praises I have for this book and for the main characters Kent and Presley.  This fantastic romance is going to take you on a roller coaster of feelings complete with loop-de-loops and backwards crawls! Reforming Kent is a must Read when you just need a good release of the build up of tears that can only come with an epic book hangover kind of therapeutic cry! 

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ- Hot Hot Damn yโ€™all!! Kent and Presley could not be any freakin hotter. They are absolutely smokin!

๐ŸŒชCliffhanger Warning- No cliffhanger! 

๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ”ซTrigger Warning- This book contains subject matter that could be a trigger for some folks. Iโ€™m not going to give specific spoilers. I will just say both of these two have been through some stuff and itโ€™s not always easy to read about it, but how the characters come out in the end was so important to their journey. If you have any specific questions please feel free to PM me.ย 

๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ: Download Book 1โžก๏ธ https://smarturl.it/FindingKyler

Southern Storms Blog Tour & Review

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Even the townโ€™s black sheep needed a friend sometimes

Southern Storms, an all-new, small town second chance romance from Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!

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All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his armsโ€ฆ

After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.

What I didnโ€™t expect was to find myself drawn to the townโ€™s black sheep.

They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.

What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.

Jax helped unpack the baggage Iโ€™d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.

Yet when both of our pasts come back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didnโ€™t end the way weโ€™d hoped.

Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.

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My Review

Holy Wow! Brittainy C. Cherry does it again! She put my heart through the wringer with Jax and Kennedyโ€™s story yโ€™all! This story of two devastatingly broken people that in each other find each find love, healing and new beginnings. 

Kennedy is a  beautiful person inside and out, but she is emotionally damaged. Emotionally decimated by an unimaginable tragic event then the person she needed the most turned their back on her, hurt her and tossed her aside like garbage. Needing to begin to heal the emotional trauma and find herself again, she heads to Havenbarrow, Kentucky to stay in one of her sister Yoanaโ€™s houses. While exploring she meets the town’s black sheep. Who also happens to be the hot, broody and rude owner of the property she wanders onto while out on a walk in the woods. As grumpy and short with her as Jax is, Kennedy canโ€™t help but to be drawn to him and the familiar look in his eyes, he just had this way about him to calm her when she was panicking. 

โ€œEven behind the rain clouds, the sun is always there.โ€

Ignoring the warnings by the nosy nellies of this small town, Kennedy catches herself noticing Jax is more than the reputation that follows him around town. Sheโ€™s intrigued and wonders if maybe Jax is just what she needs and vice versa. I loved her character. I was devastated for her and rooting for her and Jax to heal each other. Man, how I cried over and over during this book, because I loved Jax and Kennedy and what they had endured was just so gut wrenching. 

Jax was the tragically damaged bad boy. Forever emotionally unavailable, but secretly had a heart of gold. I loved this complexity of his character. There were so many layers to what made this amazing man. The circumstances behind what made him the way he was, oh my heart yโ€™all! This poor man suffered in silence and guilt for fifteen years.

Even though he was angry at first glance when he caught Kennedy there was something familiar about her he couldnโ€™t quite put his finger on. I loved how they rediscovered all the old feelings.ย 

โ€œYou were my sun,โ€ he said. โ€œAfter your letters stopped, the world became that much darker.โ€

His friendship with Connor was hilarious and helped to break up some of the seriousness and sadness in the book. I floved Connor. Actually I loved all the secondary characters. Crazy Joy and even the nosy town ladies. It was indicative of small town life and added a great element to Kennedyโ€™s frame of mind and showcased the ups and downs she went through in her steps towards healing. 

This book is most definitely an emotional journey. Both of our mains are flawed and heartbroken and have been through hades and back. But I believe itโ€™s their imperfections that make them perfect for each other. 

Donโ€™t miss this highly emotional friends to lovers/second chance romance. 

My Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! 

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ- This emotionally gripping and riveting book was so much more that I could have imagined it to be. I cried a lot๐Ÿ˜ญ, I laughed a lot too๐Ÿคฃ(Connor and Crazy Joy, you guys da bomb yo๐Ÿ˜˜) 

I rooted for these two. This was a journey. The characters we got in the beginning were not the characters that left us, I love when that happens. So Good Guys! โ™ฅ๏ธ

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ-sweet and hot and absolute perfection !! 

๐ŸŒชCliffhanger Warning-๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒชNo Cliffhanger! This was super emotional, I cried so many times because I loved these characters and felt right along with them, but I couldnโ€™t be happier with the way this ended for them! Hereโ€™s hoping we getConnorโ€™s story! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป #PerfectEnding!๐Ÿ˜

Excerpt Kennedy Joy Jones was quite the character to take in. That morning, when the sun came up, she walked outside to her front porch and sat down in her rocking chair with a smile on her face and a large cup of coffee. A few of my nosy visitors told me that it was a daily routine for her. Her silver-dripped hair was tossed up in a messy bun being held together with two knitting needles, and her thick-framed, vibrant-orange glasses sat on top of her head. She wore a vibrant bow in her hair that matched her dress for the day, and she always greeted everyone who passed by her house, even when they didnโ€™t speak back to her. Everyone in town called her Crazy Joy, even though she was the kindest person. Her only odd quirk was that she never left her property. I wondered how she managed, though. I wondered how she kept living without stepping foot outside of her home. It seemed she hadnโ€™t any children and she didnโ€™t have a caregiver who came to aid her, from what I could tell. Later that morning, my questions were answered as a blue pick-up truck pulled in front of the house. Needless to say, my jaw dropped to the ground when I saw Mr. Personality step out of the vehicle. He walked his way straight toward Joyโ€™s front porch with his arms filled with grocery bags. He proceeded to greet Joy. She stood from the rocking chair as he set the bags down on the porch. Then, he hugged her. He hugged her! I wouldnโ€™t have thought someone as grumpy as Mr. Personality had the ability to hug someone. The two of them walked inside to put the groceries away, leaving me completely baffled and unable to return to my scheduled reading. It took a lot to break me away from a book. And by โ€˜a lot,โ€™ I meant a lot. My house couldโ€™ve been on fire, aliens couldโ€™ve beamed me up, and I wouldโ€™ve still been trying to get in that one last page. When my own love story was broken, I turned to story books to heal the cracks of my broken heartbeats. When my world fell apart, the story books still believed in happily ever afters. Those books saved me on the days I felt my soul falling victim to the hardest of storms. Yet, Mr. Personality pulled me away from the words against the page. He made me curious about him walking into Joyโ€™s house. Watching him chat away with her had my mind racing. A few minutes later, when the two of them walked back outside with two glasses in their handsโ€”one with wine, the other with some dark liquorโ€”whiskey, I assumedโ€”I couldnโ€™t stop myself from glancing over to them. Joy kept talking, and Mr. Personality kept responding. Even though I couldnโ€™t hear what they were saying, Joy looked beyond smitten with whatever was being said her way, which forced my own heart to skip a few beats. Well, Iโ€™ll be damned. The townโ€™s asshole made me swoon.

About Brittainy

Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

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