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Review: Ice Queen/ Mirror Of My soul ( Nature of desire #3 and #4) by Joey W Hill

nod-iq180x270  Book III of the Nature Of Desire Series(can read as standalone, but story continued in sequel Mirror of my Soul)

Released March 2006

They call her the Ice Queen. At the exclusive BDSM club known as The Zone, Mistress Marguerite is a legend. Tyler Winterman has been fascinated with her since he’s known her, though the rules of their world say they shouldn’t share more than mutual admiration. He is her male counterpart, one of the most powerful male Doms practicing at The Zone.

Due to a computer error, Marguerite lacks the mentoring program stipulation required of all Zone Doms, which includes spending a number of hours learning about BDSM from the submissive’s perspective. Tyler considers it an act of fate that Marguerite chooses him to be the Dom who helps her fulfill that requirement. He is convinced she is a “switch”, a closet submissive, but the truth will be even more remarkable than the theory, changing their lives in ways neither of them anticipates.

Having no equal except one another in their skills at stripping a sub’s defenses bare, these two Dominants will turn their considerable talents on each other and discover that who is Master and who is slave doesn’t matter, not when two souls have found their mate.

nod-mms180x270Book IV of the Nature Of Desire Series

(Sequel to Ice Queen)

Released May 2006

Some stories can’t be contained between the covers of just one book…

Marguerite and Tyler’s story, which began in Ice Queen, continues in Mirror of My Soul. Having resolved some of the issues that arose between them as two sexual dominants, they now explore whether Marguerite’s desire to be Mistress and slave both will be accepted by Tyler, and whether the shadows of their respective pasts will have the power to destroy the love growing between them.

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REVIEW FOR BOTH BOOKS

Ratings:

Ice Queen: 4 Stars, I loved getting to know both MCs

Mirror of My Soul : 5++++ Stars, is there anything better than Joey W Hill’s writing, not even coffee and chocolate can compare.

Hero/Tyler: All the stars in the world.

Heroine/ Marguerite: 3 Stars for book 1, I didn’t feel connected to her character.

5 Stars for book 2 Mirror of My Soul, loved her character growth, delving into her backstory broke my heart, made me cry and I totally understood her aloofness and mistrust.

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You know when words are not enough to describe a book that totally consumed you while reading, where words you have used before seem so inadequate, Mirror of My Soul was that book. Don’t get me wrong, I loved both books for Tyler and Marguerite but  their second book had me enthralled ( again not adequate enough). I mean the chemistry was sizzling, the writing and imagery were beautiful. Joey W Hill covers the sensual, the emotional connection as well as the physical aspects of the romance between the protagonists; as a reader I didn’t feel cheated; I loved reading about the BDSM aspect of the story.

I am looking through the dictionary to find a word to describe Tyler, but all I could find was PERFECT, it will have to do for now.

Marguerite was a complex character which I felt disconnected from in Ice Queen, but as I read Mirror of My soul, her character, strength, charisma and heart drew me in, I began to see the  woman that Tyler was so in love with.

As with Rough Canvas, the author writes characters that are flawed, broken, complicated and utterly real; A story line that makes you smile, tear up and fall in love alongside the characters,  I highlighted whole pages at times

“Because.” He leaned forward, his hand slipping up her back to unerringly trace the scar tissue of the design burned there, now concealed under the robe. “Someone drew you wings a long time ago and you’ve been trying to decide whether to fly away ever since.” <…> “And because when I look at you, I think you’re a gift from God.”
―  Ice Queen

“We forget that sometimes there is something greater than our pain. That’s the pain of the person who loves us, who couldn’t protect us from that pain.”

―  Mirror of My Soul

I was just looking at the Joey W Hill forum and just found the Vignette for Tyler and Marguerite as well as Marcus and Thomas; Well I’m just gonna have to stop my fangirling/rambling of a review here and go read some more about Tyler and Marcus.

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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

Holding The Cards (Nature of Desire, #1)
by Joey W. Hill

Natural Law (Nature of Desire, #2)
by Joey W. Hill

Ice Queen (Nature of Desire, #3)
by Joey W. Hill
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 1,503 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions book 3

Mirror of My Soul (Nature of Desire, #4)
by Joey W. Hill

Mistress of Redemption (Nature of Desire, #5)
by Joey W. Hill

Rough Canvas (Nature of Desire, #6)
by Joey W. Hill

Branded Sanctuary (Nature of Desire, #7)
by Joey W. Hill

The Baby Shower (Nature of Desire, #7.1)
by Joey W. Hill

Tyler Tied Up (Nature of Desire, #7.2)
by Joey W. Hill

First Christmas: Marcus and Thomas Christmas Vignette (Nature of Desire, #7.3)
by Joey W. Hill

Divine Solace (Nature of Desire, #8)
by Joey W. Hill

Untitled (Nature of Desire, #9)
by Joey W. Hill

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SILVER BASTARD By Joanna Wylde Book Tour and Giveaway!

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SILVER BASTARD

Blurb

First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels.

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward–full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her–the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…

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Excerpt from Silver Bastard

“The Longnecks—they’re the MC my stepdad hung around with—they kept a lot of club whores around. Do the Silver Bastards do that, too?”

“Yup,” she replied. “It’s a free country and the brothers bring guests here all the time. Some of them stick around, some of them don’t. Some find they aren’t as welcome as they thought.”

“Doesn’t that bother you?”

“Boonie’s dick is the only one that matters to me,” she replied, her voice matter-of-fact. “As for the women, I care less about who they’re sleeping with than how they act the rest of the time. Like I said, fuck with the sisters and you won’t last. Bridget won’t be back if she keeps this shit up.”

“Old ladies didn’t get to make those decisions in the Long- necks.”

Darcy smiled sweetly. “We don’t get to make those decisions in the Silver Bastards, either. Yet the right decisions still magically happen. Nobody knows how, really. Guess it’s just all our good karma coming back to us.”

My mouth dropped. Darcy winked.

“You think those men don’t need us?” she asked. “Boonie likes sleeping next to me. Gets cold and lonely when all the old ladies take a girls’ weekend in Seattle. Would be even colder and lonelier if we didn’t come back, and one time we forgot to for nearly a week. Fortunately things worked out and we found our way home again. Now things tend to work out faster.”

My eyes went wide.

“You serious?”

“Do I look like a woman who will eat shit?”

Point taken.

“Let’s get this trash out. I’m sure Puck will be looking for you soon, and I want to make sure all the girls meet you first. That boy’s crazy about you—it’s cute. Like a pit bull crushing on a kitten.”

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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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SILVER BASTARD By Joanna Wylde Pre-release Day Blitz!

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SILVER BASTARD

Blurb

First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels.

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward–full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her–the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…

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Excerpt from Silver Bastard

“The Longnecks—they’re the MC my stepdad hung around with—they kept a lot of club whores around. Do the Silver Bastards do that, too?”

“Yup,” she replied. “It’s a free country and the brothers bring guests here all the time. Some of them stick around, some of them don’t. Some find they aren’t as welcome as they thought.”

“Doesn’t that bother you?”

“Boonie’s dick is the only one that matters to me,” she replied, her voice matter-of-fact. “As for the women, I care less about who they’re sleeping with than how they act the rest of the time. Like I said, fuck with the sisters and you won’t last. Bridget won’t be back if she keeps this shit up.”

“Old ladies didn’t get to make those decisions in the Long- necks.”

Darcy smiled sweetly. “We don’t get to make those decisions in the Silver Bastards, either. Yet the right decisions still magically happen. Nobody knows how, really. Guess it’s just all our good karma coming back to us.”

My mouth dropped. Darcy winked.

“You think those men don’t need us?” she asked. “Boonie likes sleeping next to me. Gets cold and lonely when all the old ladies take a girls’ weekend in Seattle. Would be even colder and lonelier if we didn’t come back, and one time we forgot to for nearly a week. Fortunately things worked out and we found our way home again. Now things tend to work out faster.”

My eyes went wide.

“You serious?”

“Do I look like a woman who will eat shit?”

Point taken.

“Let’s get this trash out. I’m sure Puck will be looking for you soon, and I want to make sure all the girls meet you first. That boy’s crazy about you—it’s cute. Like a pit bull crushing on a kitten.”

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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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Deep (Stage Dive Series #4) by Kylie Scott Blog Tour And Giveaway!

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Deep By Kylie Scott

Blurb

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible…but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

EXCERPT

His laughter, it didn’t really sound the smallest bit amused. “Christ. You’re done here.”

“Ah, no. I’m actually not. Now see, this is where we have a problem.” I folded my arms. Then unfolded them because like fuck I’d look defensive. He was the one in the wrong, not me. “You’re not prepared to take me, or my feelings, seriously. What you want is to hide away in Mr. Too Cool for Commitment land and just play with my affections when it suits you. Okay, I’ve accepted that. But none of that means it’s okay for you to come in here and act like you’re the boss of me. None of it.”

“That so?” he asked, leaning down so that we were almost nose to nose.

“That’s so, baby.” I play-punched him in the shoulder, which it should be noted, I barely came up to. Okay, so maybe the alcohol on a mostly empty stomach had made me slightly/lots braver/sillier. “So why don’t you take your little caveman jealous tantrum bullshit somewhere else. See, I do this funny thing I like to refer to as whatever the fuck I want. Understand?”

He just stared.

“And as pretty as you are with your beard and your muscles, you are too damn tricky and . . . complicated and shit for me.”

“I am?”

“Yes, you are. Are you finally seeing my point here?”

“You bet.”

“Excellent. So take your hotness elsewhere, kind sir. I want no part of it!” Huh. I had so told him. Drunken bravado was the best.

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Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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Deep (Stage Dive Series #4) by Kylie Scott Pre-Release Day Blitz!

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Deep By Kylie Scott

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Blurb

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible…but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

EXCERPT

His laughter, it didn’t really sound the smallest bit amused. “Christ. You’re done here.”

“Ah, no. I’m actually not. Now see, this is where we have a problem.” I folded my arms. Then unfolded them because like fuck I’d look defensive. He was the one in the wrong, not me. “You’re not prepared to take me, or my feelings, seriously. What you want is to hide away in Mr. Too Cool for Commitment land and just play with my affections when it suits you. Okay, I’ve accepted that. But none of that means it’s okay for you to come in here and act like you’re the boss of me. None of it.”

“That so?” he asked, leaning down so that we were almost nose to nose.

“That’s so, baby.” I play-punched him in the shoulder, which it should be noted, I barely came up to. Okay, so maybe the alcohol on a mostly empty stomach had made me slightly/lots braver/sillier. “So why don’t you take your little caveman jealous tantrum bullshit somewhere else. See, I do this funny thing I like to refer to as whatever the fuck I want. Understand?”

He just stared.

“And as pretty as you are with your beard and your muscles, you are too damn tricky and . . . complicated and shit for me.”

“I am?”

“Yes, you are. Are you finally seeing my point here?”

“You bet.”

“Excellent. So take your hotness elsewhere, kind sir. I want no part of it!” Huh. I had so told him. Drunken bravado was the best.

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Meet Ben and Lizzy on March 31st!

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Stage Dive Series Reading Order

Lick (Book One)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1InglUf

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1OtJpxU

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1LQBlbE

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Hwdc78

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Play (Book Two)

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Lead (Book Three)

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Deep (Book Four)

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About the Author:

kylie scott

Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran Review

imageIn a debut romance as passionate and sweeping as the British Empire, Meredith Duran paints a powerful picture of an aristocrat torn between two worlds, an heiress who dares to risk everything…and the love born in fire and darkness that nearly destroys them.

From exotic sandstone palaces…

Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiancé’s betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom sheuld not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn.

To the marble halls of London…

In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous — and that a single decision can alter one’s life forever.

Destiny follows wherever you run.

A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned…and some passions never die. (less)

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So this what a book hangover feels like?! I have finished this book days ago and I still can’t let go of it. I had to google how to get rid of a book hangover but nothing worked, I mourned with Ashlee who seems to be just as lost as me, tried other books to abandon after a few chapters.

One word for this book, GEM.

This novel is uplifting and heart-wrenching at the same time. The writing is faultless, the imagery incredible and the connection between our lovers scorching.

As I read, it was easy to imagine being part of the epic story that our author created, to experience our protagonists’ every emotion.

Our hero was perfect in every way, well to me he was. I know readers relate to books differently and what works for me may not touch other readers as deeply, but Julian was perfection!

Julian’s passion, sense of honor, cynicism at times and love are portrayed wonderfully. Ok I’ m going to fangirl a bit more and declare that he is one of ‘BEST HEROES’ I have read about.

Our heroine is as interesting and likeable, Emma’s character was a joy to read as well as her journey throughout the book. As a reader, I wanted to ease her pain which I felt alongside with her.

They had so many obstacles to overcome, so many things working against that made my heart hurt; I understood what motivated them even though I didn’t agree with a few of their actions.

Now let’s talk about the sex scenes, lately I skim those thinking ‘same old same old’ but not with Julian and Emma; reading them gave more glimpses into their characters, besides the fact that I thought they were HOT.

I would have loved an epilogue, but that’s because I’m greedy and didn’t want to let Julian and Emma go.

I am intrigued by Lockwood’s character and his wife, I googled to see if there is a book written about him yet but found nothing- I would really love to read more about him. I will be trying other books by Ms Duran DEFINITELY.

I usually add quotes, but there are so many that I highlighted and you NEED to read this book to experience every word.

 

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Bound by Flames (Night Prince #3) by Jeaniene Frost

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Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…

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Nancy’s Thoughts***

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I am a HUGE fan of Jeaniene Frost and it all started with the series Night Huntress If you haven’t read that one, I highly recommend you do. I fell in love with Bones in Night Huntress, same as I fell in love with Vlad there and much much more here on his very own series. Miss Frost writes such strong and equally different and interesting and consistent characters that you just can’t get enough of.  Really, really good!  😀

The story picked up where it left off… with Leila and Vlad still on the hunt for Vlad’s oldest enemy, Mihaly Szilagyi. And dealing still with  Vlad’s caveman attitude when it comes to his protectiveness towards  Leila. If he was frustratingly protective then, it only gets better or worst, depends on how you take it that is, hehe.  For Leila,  it has only gone worst. 😉

I could not help but love Leila’s character. She is funny and she does not linger or create any drama but instead, finds a way to move forward. And most of all, she kicks ass! 😉

The story is a lot more darker than the previous ones. There is a lot of action and thrill that kept me at the edge of my seat. It is edgy and with more angst. The romance only gets more intense and hotter than ever. It basically left me high in love. 😉

Vlad’s character is very consistent and  possibly  hotter as he gets more powerful!

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Then there’s Maximus, dear Maximus… I hope he would still be there in the future books, his parting was just too sad.

Despite this being with 390 pages.. it felt like a short read cause it is fast paced, next thing I know, I am at the end of the page. Sigh. I just want to keep reading.  I would say the ending is a stalemate between a cliffy and not, as one problem is resolve and another I think bigger one just showed up. 😉 Can’t wait for the next one! 😀

Silvana’s Thoughts***

four-stars

Well as soon as this came out, I had to start it and boy did I gobble it up. The writing is smooth and captures your attention- add to it great action, strong characterization and an entertaining dialogue, all this makes Bound By Flames an engrossing, entertaining book and a joy to read. Not to mention the romance between one of my favorite couples.

We start book 3 with Vlad still hunting that elusive enemy intent on harming him and Leila. I again have to agree with Nance’s thoughts above, I did feel that this is a much darker read than the previous installments and I loved that, the feeling of suspense and not knowing where it was all heading, kept me glued to the pages.

Let’s talk about Vlad and Leila, absolutely adore our two protagonists. Jeaniene Frost did not DISAPPOINT and kept their characters consistent; Leila was the same old Leila, funny, feisty, vulnerable, loyal and totally in love with Vlad. Vlad was as protective as ever, one of my favorite heroes, no doubt about that.  Their scenes together sizzled, made me laugh and at times left me feeling sentimental, especially when Vlad’s ex-wife Carla was mentioned. I loved how this part of the story  was beautifully handled, with such sensitivity and that Vlad got his closure.

OK what about that twist at the end, totally unexpected and boy did I love it!

My only issue with the book and why I rated it 4 stars is poor Leila and the things she had to go through, AGAIN. I did feel uncomfortable reading some of the scenes, my heart hurt for her.

Cannot wait for the next book in Vlad’s and Leila’s journey.

 

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