The Dark Side of Chemistry by Ryleigh Sloan Cover Reveal

Title: The Dark Side of Chemistry
Author: Ryleigh Sloan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Spines and Designs
Release Date: March 25, 2019
Blurb
One mistake.

They say you can’t be in love with two people at the same time, but that’s
exactly what happened to me. I knew it would catch up with me one day but I
didn’t expect that when I went down, I’d take Trent and Jensen along with me.
Trent has always been the loving and dependable one—Jensen, unpredictable,
cruel . . . and compelling.

When Trent was given orders to deploy to Afghanistan to test a highly
classified and dangerous serum, I couldn’t shake the feeling that life was
about to irrevocably change. Little did I know how much. My secret was just
what an unknown enemy needed to destroy our lives.

And he did.

I made a mistake once, and now we’re all paying for it…

Pre-order Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Excerpt

We were
nearly there when I noticed the Lt. Colonel staggering toward us from the
elevator on the opposite side of the hallway. I thought fast on my feet and did
the only thing I could do—and quite frankly the only thing I’d wanted to do
since I saw Skyla in her hotel room. I grabbed her face and kissed her with
such intensity it took my breath away.
Pulling her
closer to me, I deepened the kiss; flicking my tongue over hers, a low groan
escaped my lips. Up to this moment, I hadn’t realized just how much I’d missed
her lips on mine, craved the taste of her. In that moment, I realized how it
must feel for an addict when he gets his fix. Her hands curled into my hair and
as I looked into her face, I was shocked at what I saw there. She wanted me, I
could see it in her eyes, feel it in the hands that were roaming my back. She
was so close to me that I could feel her heart racing beneath the thin material
of her dress and frantic need overwhelmed me.
I ran my
hands down her waist to her tight ass and pulled her hips flush with mine, my
cock pressed against her stomach. When she closed her eyes and whimpered ever
so softly, I started walking us toward Stephenson’s room. I would have her, I had to have her. A sound penetrated the
haze of lust and without breaking the kiss, I flicked my eyes in the direction
of the sound. The Lt. Colonel had just stumbled into his room and was closing
the door. It was as though a bucket of ice was thrown over me.
What the
hell was I doing? And what was she doing kissing me back that way? She was Trent’s.
My hands
shot out to Skyla’s shoulders and I pushed her back. The surprise and hurt radiating
from her face fueled my anger. I wanted to hurt her the way she hurt me—show
her what it felt like to have her feelings disregarded.
“Easy
there, tiger, I know Trent’s been away for a while and you are . . .
frustrated . . . but I’m not into my brother’s sloppy seconds.” I
watched the deep red flush creep up her neck and knew I’d gone too far, but I
couldn’t stop myself. Forcing a chuckle from my throat, I walked away, leaving
her gaping after me.
“What the
hell, Jensen?” Skyla yelled, grabbing my shoulder and catching me off guard, so
my back slammed into the wall. She jabbed her finger into my chest and all I
could do was blink at her. “You kissed me,
your hands were all over me!”
I pulled my
lip into an arrogant sneer I didn’t feel. The same look I’d given her countless
times to hide the pain. I leaned in, my lips brushing her ear. I felt her
shiver and loaded my voice with contempt. “Don’t get your panties in a bunch.
Stephenson was coming and I had to do something to save us from suspicion. We’re
on an assignment, Sky. Not a real date. Don’t get pissy with me because you got
carried away by a simple kiss.”
Her hand
came around to slap me across the face but I saw it coming and grabbed her
wrist. Squeezing hard, my eyes narrowed into thin slits as I looked down at
her.
“Watch
yourself, Skyla, we wouldn’t want Trent to pick on the underlying
. . . tension between us now would we?” Seeing the look of panic on
her face, I added bitterly, “Don’t worry, I won’t tell if you don’t. I mean,
what’s one more secret between us, right?”
Turning on
my heel, I left her there to glare after me and descended the stairwell to the
ballroom. I fucking hated myself.

Author Bio

Ryleigh Sloan is a romance author with a masters degree in
being an indecisive control freak. Her favorite pastime is driving her friends
crazy by writing multiple books at once. 
Following the advice of established authors to read, read,
read in order to hone one’s craft, she does just that and engrosses herself in
as many romance novels as she can get her hands on. Her bad habit of writing
more than one book at a time carries over to her reading and she can be found
reading, and listening to multiple titles at once and enjoying every moment.
Author Links
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Releasing the Demons: The Order of the Senary (Book One) by L.D. Rose Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): He’s out to set the world on fire and she’s the only one who can tame him… Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet. Five years after being maimed and tortured by vampires, Blaze is still picking up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered hybrid mercenary, his mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When his tormentors return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, he’s forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one. Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie’s life goal is to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. She has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage and passion unlike anything she’s ever known. In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.

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February Wrap Up

I know February is a shorter month but I didn’t expect it to fly by as quickly as it did! February was jam packed with birthdays, life updates and stressful situation however I still managed to have me time and read five books.

The five books I completed in the month of February were:

  • Confessions of a Comedian by Kip Addotta – I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ and you can find my book review here
  • Chronicles of the Anti-Christ by J. M. Harrison – I gave this book two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️ and you can find my book review here
  • The Cursed Girl by Maria Vermisoglou – I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ and you can find my book review here
  • Murder at the Scrambling Dragon (The Carnival Keepers #2) by Amber Gulley – I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ and you can find my book review here
  • Black Bullet: The Order of the Senary (Book Two) by L.D. Rose – I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and you can find my book review here

I started the first book in The Order of the Senary by L.D. Rose series on the last day of February which is called Releasing the Demons. I finished this book today and will be writing and publishing my review for it either tonight or tomorrow.

How many books did you read in the month of February? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

Black Bullet: The Order of the Senary (Book Two) by L.D. Rose Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): He had everything under control until she crashed into his afterlife…

Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear–

Love.

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The Liebster Award #2

Good morning/afternoon/evening to all, I hope you’ve all had a good week!

I would like to thank Luna from Bookish Luna for tagging me to do The Liebster Award. This is the second time I’m participating to do this award and really enjoyed answering the questions asked the first time that I’m looking forward to answering some more!

Without further ado…

Rules

  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been asked
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Let them know you’ve nominated them

Questions and Answers

  1. What book/s can you not live without? This is a really good first question! One book that I know I couldn’t live without would have to be Matilda by Ronald Dahl, it’s definitely one of my all-time favourites!
  2. Your first favorite book? Goodness, I believe my first favourite book is probably my collection of stories about Thomas the Tank Engine. I know I still have it somewhere, the illustrations were beautiful and I loved reading all the stories about the trains and carriages.
  3. Goodreads challenge/reading goal for this year? For this year I set myself a Goodreads challenge to read 50 books, which I am doing considerably well so far by reading 10 books so far!
  4. Favorite series? Favourite series to date would have to be The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  5. Do you read Fanfiction? I don’t but I’ve always been intrigued to read it
  6. Where is your favorite place to read? My favourite place to read is cuddled up under a cosy blanket either on my bed or the sofa with a hot cuppa
  7. Are you a fast or slow reader? It honestly depends on how much I enjoy each book
  8. Do you use bookmarks? I do use bookmarks, yes
  9. What book do you recommend the most to others? I couldn’t recommend
  10. Where do you buy your books? I normally buy my books from Waterstones, if not I’ll Book Depository or Amazon
  11. What book do you dislike that everyone seems to love? Unpopular opinion: I really disliked We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, I loved the poetic writing but the actually story I disliked as I couldn’t get into it or connect with the characters in the slightest
  • I Nominate

  • My Questions

    1. What is your favourite book quote?
    2. If you could choose a book to have been able to study in school, what would it have been?
    3. What is your favourite season and why?
    4. Which Hogwarts house are you in?
    5. How do you conquer your TBR?
    6. What is your favourite bookish memory?
    7. What are your favourite tv series?
    8. Where is your favourite place to read?
    9. What made you start a book blog?
    10. What one trope would you get rid of from books?
    11. If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?

    I really hope you all enjoyed reading my answers to Luna’s questions, I look forward to reading all of the nominees answers to my own questions!

    Happy reading everyone,

    Claire 📚

    Murder at the Scrambling Dragon by Amber Gulley Book Review

    Book Description (via Goodreads): It’s November, 1879, and the mist-filled streets are not as empty as they appear. Against a backdrop of exploding heads, bullying geese, haunted gas lamps, and sinister, other-worldly terrors, a hapless urchin searches for his lost brother, a gentleman discovers the infuriating complications of love, and a flower girl joins forces with the meanest beast in London. However, as they stumble through each horrific event, one thing becomes painfully clear: there is Murder at the Scrambling Dragon!

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    Dragon of Eriden Series by Samantha Jacobey’s Book Blitz

                                                   

    Sales Blitz – February 17th – 21st

    Dragon of Eriden: The Complete Collection

    Samantha Jacobey

    Genre: Fantasy

    Lavish Publishing, LLC

    #WTMODOE


    🐲


    Whisper of Suffering 
    (Dragon of Eriden Book 1) 
    410 Pages 
    King Ziradon… Supreme Dragon of Eriden. He is overthrown; imprisoned in a stone fortress to watch as his kingdom is plundered by his once trusted adviser, Gwirwen.
    Princess Kaliwyn… Dragoness and heir to the throne of Eriden. She is cursed to human form, stripped of her memory and cast out of the magical kingdom. But her dragon heart is strong, and it is her destiny to return and set right the grievances her people have suffered.
    And so, the Dragon of Eriden begins…
    Amicia Spicer led a simple life, until she discovered it had all been a lie…
    On her deathbed, Arely Spicer confessed to her only daughter that she had been found by, not born to her mother and father. Sad news to be certain, the idea of having a family of flesh and blood waiting to be reunited sent the young, independent woman on the adventure of a lifetime. Little did she know, a dragon’s heart beat within her chest and her journey would be more perilous than she could have imagined…

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    ☆☆📚☆☆ ✯☆‿📚☆☆

    Journey of Darkness 
    (Dragon of Eriden Book 2)
    410 Pages
    Within Amicia’s chest beats the heart of a dragon, if she can discover it in time…
    In her deathbed confession, Arely Spicer opened Amicia’s eyes to the truth about her past, sending the young woman running for her life. Fleeing the port town of Nalen, Ami quickly fell into a surreal nightmare, where dragons hunted her and her new friends to exhaustion, giving them little option but to hide in fear. 
    Refusing to simply accept their circumstances, first mate Piers Massheby leads the group out of their refuge at Esterbrook, home of the nymphs and satyrs. Crossing the wilderness and vast desert of Peaswan, they are shadowed by their hunter, the great dragon who seeks to destroy them. 
    Meeting friend and foe along the way, they question the wisdom of leaving the safety of the glen as they encounter new discoveries and dangers on their march to the north. In search of a way out of Eriden and back to their home in the Rim of Mortals, peril looms in the shadows, and they fear with each battle they face that it will be their last. 
    Amicia’s magical powers grow, but will they be enough to hold off the trolls that yearn to tear them to shreds?
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    ☆☆📚☆☆ ✯☆‿📚☆☆

    Betrayal of Honor 
    (Dragon of Eriden Book 3)
    410 pages
    The princess has yet to hear her dragon heart, but many have seen the truth within her…
    Deeply disturbed by the deathbed confession of the woman who raised her, Amicia Spicer left her home far behind. She has crossed an impossible ocean and landed upon a magical shore, but a fierce dragon hunts her, putting all those who dare to walk by her side in mortal danger… 
    The group has made a home in the north and formed an unlikely alliance with the trolls, but their peace is short lived. An evil has settled across the kingdom, one that must be faced if the group will have the means to survive, much less return to their families across the sea. Friends and enemies are difficult to discern, and the intentions of all they encounter are in doubt. 
    On the move again, they are taken in by the dwarves, but King Baeweth has his own agenda. Forced to flee in the dead of night, no haven is safe as the battle between the dragons grows, engulfing all the kingdom and setting each against his own in every corner of the land. 
    Will any take their side in the end, or will they be left to stand alone against the enemies of the realm?
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    ☆☆📚☆☆ ✯☆‿📚☆☆
    Kingdom of Ruin (Dragon of Eriden Book 4)
    410 Pages
    Amicia has discovered the secret of her line, and the heart of Kaliwyn beats within her chest…
    Ami could not have faced the truth without the support of her dearest friends. Her plans for the future irrevocably altered, she must take on the dragons and stand for what is right over what is easy. Forgiving her mother and father for their deceit, she has made the choice to move against the dragons; but the price has already been high, and the battle has hardly begun…
    Only through the help of her comrades can the civil war be brought to an end and the shadows that threaten all of Eriden be removed. The finale is near, but the danger will be greater than the group has ever faced. Her power matched by her resolve, Kaliwyn gathers her forces and prepares for the bloody stand they must make by enlisting unlikely supporters wherever she can.
    Elves, trolls, dwarves and daemons all take sides in the battle that threatens to rip their kingdom in two. Friends turn and allies fall, but the will of the group to prevail remains strong, even in the darkness of all they have lost.
    Can they survive the great war that threatens to leave both Eriden and the Rim of Mortals in ruins?
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    ☆☆📚☆☆ ✯☆‿📚☆☆
    Dragon of Eriden: The Complete Collection
    (Complete 4 Book Series ~ Over 1600 pages!!!)
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    Signed Paperback Copy of Whisper of Suffering 
    by Samantha Jacobey

    Anyone who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never met a stranger and take up conversations anywhere at any time. I work hard, and my mind never seems to shut down, as I wake up often in the middle of the night with ideas pouring out and demanding to be dealt with. Of course that means much of my books were written in the middle of the night.
    I grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my significant other, and many friends as well.
    I have thoroughly enjoyed writing the books that are currently available and hope you will enjoy reading them just as much. And of course, there will be many more stories to come.