Review: Triumph by Kate Pearce


3 stars

Read on 9th April 2022.

Synopsis: 

Rehz Akran has had enough of the Tribute program and its sadistic overseer, Palk. When Palk captures Rehz’s mate, Anna Lee, and offers her and Aled Price to the Ungrich for further research, Rehz is ready for rebellion. But first, with the help of Kai Mexr—who wants Aled back just as much as Rehz wants Anna—he must break into the Ungrich world, rescue Anna, and discover why they want her so badly.

The chilling answer to that question lies in Anna’s forgotten origins—origins that Aled shares. To save their lovers, Rehz and Kai must take on Palk and a government that is more than willing to sacrifice Anna and Aled to keep the peace.

The two couples join forces—in more ways than one—and together they discover that they may be capable of defeating two civilizations and changing the course of Mitan history forever.

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: Dubious Consent, Non-Consent, Explicit Violence, Heavy Kink.

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Review: Retribution by Kate Pearce


Retribution by Kate Pearce
3 stars

Read on 8th April 2022.

Synopsis: 

Cheated out of his exit from the Tribute program, Kai Mexr is forced to return as a trainer for one more year. His trainee, Aled Price, is an idealistic Mitan patriot who Kai struggles not to loathe on sight, and who seems up for any challenge Kai sets him. As Aled learns to give up control and endure the program’s worst, Kai is drawn into an intense sexual game that leaves him wanting more.

But then Aled must fulfill his duty as Tribute. He must endure the Ungrich—or die.

When Aled returns, it takes Kai’s ruthless presence to pull his trainee back from the brink of madness. Surviving the Ungrich makes Aled doubt his blind allegiance to his planet—and to everything else he’d never thought to question. But with Kai at his side, Aled finds a new cause to believe in. And with the help of master trainer Akran and his partner Anna Lee, Aled and Kai forge unbreakable allegiances of blood, sex, and love that could save the entire planet from the Ungrich for good.

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: Dubious Consent, Non-Consent, Explicit Violence, Heavy Kink.

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Review: No Guts, No Girl


3 stars

Read from 12 April 2021 to 5 March 2022.

Synopsis: 

SHE IS HIS DREAM WOMAN AND THE START OF HIS WORST NIGHTMARE…
Multi-phobic Linus has never been big on courage. It’s why he loves his job in the library. No noise, no shouting, no stress. The only flaw: no chance he’ll ever catch the attention of his dream woman, art student and book lover Melba from Italy.

But what could possibly go wrong if he only pretends to be a hero? An awful lot. He could…
– attract the attention of the Mafia
– be framed for a crime he didn’t commit
– amass mortal enemies

And yet, what if she only pretends to be a good girl?

Can Linus find the courage to sort out the mess he’s in, unmask the real culprit, and get his happily-ever-after? Or will someone close the book on romance and him for good?

If you enjoy a perfect mix of humor, romance, and mystery, and if you like to see an underdog succeed, you will love this unique cozy romantic comedy mystery.
NO GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, SEX, OR STRONG LANGUAGE.

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The Moroccan Daughter  Deborah Rodriguez Penguin Random House AUS 2021, 336p Copy courtesy of the publisher Blurb {from the publisher/Goodreads.com}: Morocco: a captivating country of honor and tradition. And, for these four women, a land of secrets and revelations. Amina Bennis has returned to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister’s wedding. The […]

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All the Positives with Negative Reviews


How do you handle negative reviews?

the orang-utan librarian

Ahh the topic that will never die. Recently on book twitter (because it’s always on twitter) there was a flaming row debate about how people that write negative end of year posts (ie worst of the year/most disappointing etc) were evil and should burn in hell wrong to do so. So here we are again. Even though I’ve discussed this before (more than once), I feel like there’s still more to say on the topic. Because I would go further than saying “negative reviews aren’t that bad”- I think there’s a lot of positive things to say about them too. 

keep it realNegative reviews make positive reviews more meaningful. The whole point of reviews is to get an honest reaction from a reader- otherwise it’s not a review at all. As Briana from Pages Unbound pointed out in her brilliant post on this topic, sticking to purely positive reviews…

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Welcome to Smashwords


Wanted for Pleasure, Trained for Sin by Katt Pemble

As of 16th January 2021 Wanted for Pleasure, Trained for Sin has been added to the other erotic masses of Smashwords to see how I go with sales on a non-Amazon only model. It’s also been added to Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo adult and Scribd as part of signing up for Smashwords.

You can pick up a copy in .mobi or .epub version from Smashwords for USD$0.99.

If you’ve had some experience on Smashwords I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!