Release Blitz: Famine (The Four Horsemen Book #3) by Sienna Moreau

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Book Title: Famine (The Four Horsemen Book #3)

Author and Publisher: Sienna Moreau

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Release Date: August 25, 2022

Genre: Dark M/M Paranormal Romance

Tropes: Second chance, forbidden love, lovers to enemies to lovers, hurt/comfort

Length: 80,000 – 90,000 words

Heat Rating: 3 – 4 flames

It is not a standalone story. It is the third book in the series and must be read in order.

This book does not end on a cliffhanger. It is a HFN as there is an overarching plotline that will conclude in book 4.

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A fallen angel with a broken heart. The third horseman who rejected him. A love that can destroy them both.

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Punished for choosing love over faith, the Archangel of Kindness emerged from a century of confinement enshrined in darkness, a shell of his former self. Rejected by the very Being for whom he sold his soul, the last threads of his sanity were stripped away. He is now Lucifer, the King of Hell.

Famine’s choices have only ever caused suffering for those he loves. He struggles with guilt, blaming himself for what Lucifer has become. He’s certain keeping his distance is the only way he can ensure Lucifer falls no further.

But together or apart, on the same side or not, it doesn’t matter. They are forever bound, forced to endure a never-ending loop of anguish. Betrayed and surrounded by new threats, they find themselves relying on each other while battling their own demons. But soon a choice must be made: allow their love to destroy them both or embrace it before the world ends.

Famine is the third book in the Four Horsemen series. This book is not a standalone and must be read in order.

Content Warnings: Religious themes, extreme violence, gore, and others.

Arachnophobia warning: There is also a dog-sized pet spider named Paul who just wants to be loved.

This is a paranormal, second chance, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers, MM romance filled with snark and morally questionable characters. It ends with a HFN and a mild plot cliffhanger.

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Shari’s Life: Icelandic Souvenirs

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I saw a lot of amazing things on my recent holiday to Iceland! And I bought some pretty great souvenirs back with me too! So here is a rundown of what I got!

IMG_7760One of the first things I bought was this really cool Icelandic / Viking necklace! It looks as though its a crow’s skull and I’m not entirely sure what it means but it glows in the dark too! I also got at the same time a precious stone with the rune for natures wrath on it which seemed appropriate somehow and this really cute sheep keyring!

I have already mentioned Khaled and the epic walk to find him in a previous post but I have to include him as he is one of my squishmallow dreams! I was so happy to find him as he has been an ISO of mine for a while now! In the same shop I also got a ty beanie baby called Rory the Rooster! He doubles as a phone screen cleaner too! 

IMG_7759On the walk back to the hotel on the second day we also found this cool gift shop called Woolcano. We were able to pick up some presents for family and friends back home which was great. I was also able to get this lava rock which was something I really wanted to get too! 

That’s pretty much most of the gets as I said it was quite expensive out there and I had limited suitcase room (and that was before I had to practically sit on it to get Khaled in!). I did get pretty much everything I wanted though and I was glad to be able to find gifts for everyone too!

 

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Shari’s Life: Iceland Holiday Part 3

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I am now back from my holiday to Iceland which was just as amazing as I thought it would be! If you are looking for a holiday destination, I highly recommend it! The country is beautiful and the people are so lovely and welcoming!

I have split my post into 3 as it was very long! I hope you all enjoy my account of our adventures in the land of Fire and Ice!

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Shari’s Life: Iceland Holiday Part 2

Shari's Life

I am now back from my holiday to Iceland which was just as amazing as I thought it would be! If you are looking for a holiday destination, I highly recommend it! The country is beautiful and the people are so lovely and welcoming!

I have split my post into 3 as it was very long! I hope you all enjoy my account of our adventures in the land of Fire and Ice!


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New Release Blitz: Conspiracy by M.D. Neu

Title: Conspiracy

Series: A New World, Book Three

Author: M.D. Neu

Publisher: NineStar Press

Release Date: 08/16/2022

Heat Level: 2 – Fade to Black Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 126800

Genre: Sci Fi, LGBTQIA+, Space travel, aliens, politics, grief, interspecies romance

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A little blue world, the third planet from the sun. It’s home to seven billion people with all manner of faiths, beliefs and customs, divided by bigotry and misunderstanding, who have been told they are not alone in the universe. Anyone watching from the outside would pass by this fractured and tumultuous world, unless they had no other choice.

It’s been a little over a year since Todd Landon’s life changed with the arrival of the Nentraee. Continuing his duties as Special Envoy for Terran Affairs, Todd finally feels at home with the aliens; gaining more responsibility and influence with both races. Plans are underway for two Interplanetary spaceports and additional solar exploration. It’s an exciting time for both the humans and the Nentraee.

Not everything is as perfect as some hope. Speaker General Mirtoff and Vice-Speaker Mi’ko of the Nentraee are worried that the Liberi Dei plot additional terrorist attacks and may have inside help. Threats are clear, but who can they trust? Could Todd be helping them unknowingly or worse covertly? Will these new space endeavors continue to bring the human and the Nentraee together or will a conspiracy hiding in the shadows fracture an already shaky alliance?

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Shari’s Life: Iceland Holiday Part 1

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I am now back from my holiday to Iceland which was just as amazing as I thought it would be! If you are looking for a holiday destination, I highly recommend it! The country is beautiful and the people are so lovely and welcoming! 

I have split my post into 3 as it was very long! I hope you all enjoy my account of our adventures in the land of Fire and Ice!

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Shari’s Top 5: Squishmallows

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Welcome to Shari’s Top 5! This is a new feature I have created to showcase my personal top 5 of various books, shows, toys, music, films, food, etc, whatever I fancy focusing on for each post really! For this post I am showcasing my top 5 squishmallows that I currently have in my collection!


Shari’s Top 5: Squishmallows

 

IMG_75775.  Number 5 is actually a tie between squishvilles Misty the mouse and Gary the giraffe! I chose Gary as not only is he adorable, he is the first squishville I ever got! If you have read a recent Shari’s life post you will know the epic tale (tail!) of how I got Misty. Basically I was using the torch on my phone to peer through a tiny hole in the capsule to see if I could see anything that could identify her! I was told that method would not work, but it did and I got her on my first try! 

IMG_75764. Ronnie the flip-a-mallow. I must admit, when I first saw the flips, I was not that keen but Ronnie is adorable! He flips into Rosie the pig but I mostly keep him as Ronnie. Ronnie is one of my ISO’s (in search of’s) but you currently cannot buy him in the UK. He is coming to Smyths between 15th-22nd August so I am hoping to get him then but considering the craziness there has been to get fuzz-a-mallow Connor this month, I am not holding out much hope. This Ronnie is super cute though and I will be happy if he is the only Ronnie I end up having in my collection.

IMG_75743. Cherie the sabre-toothed cat. I have loved sabres ever since I was a child (they also make me think of my favourite Power Ranger, Trini Kwan!) and I was so happy to get her! She’s 12 inch and currently sits on my bed with Gracia the Meerkat as my cubes I bought to store everyone are now full!

2. Gigi the Cat. Gigi was one of the first of my ISOs I added to my collection. I am trying to collect as many cat squishmallows as I can and I really wanted her as she is the same colour as my dear cat Ronnie was. She is adorable and is currently sharing a cube with Tally! IMG_7575

IMG_75731. Maurice the Moose. Maurice is my favourite squishmallow ever! He was my first DISO (desperately in search of) that I got. I got him for a really great price on one of the facebook groups as he is currently not available in the UK. He often sits with me in the evenings when I am watching TV although Tash sometimes get annoyed if he is in ‘her spot’ and bats him out of the way! 

So that’s my top 5 squishmallows! Do please comment and let me know what your top 5 are!

 

 

Release Blitz: Earl Hathbury’s Vessel (Duty & Magic, 2) by S. Rodman

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Book Title: Earl Hathbury’s Vessel (Duty & Magic, 2)

Author: S. Rodman

Publisher: Dark Angst Publishing

Cover Artist: Miblart

Release Date: August 14, 2022

Genre: MM Paranormal Romance

Tropes: Hurt/comfort

Themes: Learning to love / trust

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 45 000 words

It is a standalone story, but part of a linked series.

Each book follows a different couple. It does not end on a cliffhanger.

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After years of cruelty, how do you learn to trust? To love?

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After years of cruelty, how do you learn to trust? To love?

It may be 2022, but the modern world has done nothing to protect me.

I live in the world of the British nobility, a secret society of magic, mages and vessels.

There are strict rules and customs and no freedom at all.

My name is Charlie, but to society, I’m just a vessel. A person who grows and absorbs magic within them, but cannot wield it.

As tradition dictates, on my eighteenth birthday, I was given to a mage. From that day onwards, every seven days for four long years, Earl Rathbone took my body to take my magic.

Earl Rathbone was a cruel and harsh master. But it was ‘the done thing’ and society turned a blind eye to my mistreatment.

Until the earl’s son finally intervened and whisked me away. Sending me to Archie. The Earl of Hathbury.

Archie is kind and sweet. The man loves books nearly as much as I do. He is nothing like Earl Rathbone.

Yet, giving Archie my body and my magic is daunting. But it is my duty and a necessity. As a vessel, I need a mage to regularly empty me or I could die.

To my great relief, Archie is understanding and gentle, and it’s not long before I start to fall for him. Finding my duty more of a pleasure.

Archie seems to enjoy our time together more than is proper, and I am hopeful.

But can Archie be trusted? Is he really safe? Will I ever be truly free?

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Shari’s Life: Getting ready for holiday!

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This Sunday me and my sister will be jetting off to Iceland for our first abroad holiday together since 2010 and my first holiday since 2015! I’m really looking forward to it and have spent most of the week so far making sure that I’ve done everything I need to do for it. I like to be prepared so I have already made a packing list and put out things that I know I will need to take! My cat-sitter came by on Monday and collected the spare set of keys. Tash was very happy to see her and tried to get an extra lunch from her too! 

I’m hoping to find some time to write before I go but I’m working this week too so I’m not sure how much time I will have. Hopefully I can do some though! 

These last few weeks has also been epic for UK squish-hunting! When I started collecting it was so depressing how few squish squads the UK was getting. But in the last few weeks we have had so many new squad drops! And there is more to come! My haul has been pretty insane. It has to be 15 at least! There is a toy shop at Gatwick airport and we’re going to check that before we fly out! I’m hoping they don’t have too many of my ISOs though as I can only fit a few into my suitcase!

This will probably be the last Shari’s Life post until after I come back. We have some exciting excursions planned so I will be taking lots of photos to share with you!

 

 

 

New Release Blitz: The View from Olympus Mons by Barry Creyton

Title: The View From Olympus Mons

Author: Barry Creyton

Publisher: NineStar Press

Release Date: 08/09/2022

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 56500

Genre: Gay Fiction, LGBTQIA+, sex workers, bartender, scientist, men with children, performance arts, reunited, deep closet, coming out, HIV/Aids, tear-jerker

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Nate and Craig are inseparable high school friends in spite of their social differences—Nate from a wealthy family, Craig struggling to support his drug-addicted mother.

The boys seal their friendship by burying a time capsule, a collection of childhood possessions representing their lives, swearing to unearth it thirty years hence. They look forward to the future with optimism, but when Nate declares his deep feelings for Craig, he’s rejected and circumstances part the two. Thirty years later, Craig is informed of Nate’s hospitalization in critical condition, the victim of a hate crime.

In the twenty-four hours Craig spends at his boyhood friend’s bedside, events which have shaped their lives over three decades unfold—Craig’s journey from poverty to respect as a computer scientist, through twenty years of unhappy marriage, to the late discovery of his true sexuality, while Nate is disowned by his family and forced to support himself by prostitution.

Though contact between them has been nil for thirty years, neither has been able to break the bond formed in their childhood—Craig unable to forgive himself for re-jecting his friend; Nate’s life and relationships ham-pered by his unending, unresolved love for Craig.

Ultimately, Craig will drive a frenzied 900 miles to find release from the guilt that has shadowed his life—back to the tree house where it all began.

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