Category Archives: Adult

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Published: 24th May, 2012
Broadway Books
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Age: Adult
From: Purchased from WalMart

Summary:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media–as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents–the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter–but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

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Cover Reveal: The Forgotten Mountain by Heather Lyons

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Welcome to the reveal for the fantastic cover for the third novel in The Collectors’ Society series. It was designed by Whit and Ware,

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The Collectors’ Society (The Collectors’ Society #1)
Heather Lyons

Published: 23rd October, 2014
Cerulean Books
Genre: Fairy Tale, Romance

Age: Adult
From: InkSlinger PR | Personal Collection

Summary:

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.

It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

*This is the first book in the Collectors’ Society series.

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The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

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The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: a Handbook for Girl Geeks
Sam Maggs
Releasing: 12th May, 2015
Quirk Books
Genre: Nonfiction
Age: Children, YA, NA, Adult
From: Giveaway by author on BookLikes

Summary:

Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.

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Hell’s Menagerie by Austin Dragon

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Hell’s Menagerie (After Eden: Tek-Fall #2)
Austin Dragon
Releasing: 30th March, 2015
Well-Tailored Books

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian
Age: Adult

Summary:

Hell’s Menagerie: Tek-Fall (Episode II) is the companion novella in the After Eden science fiction and international thriller series by Austin Dragon—a dramatic mix of politics, religion, and intrigue.

The sci-fi, adventure started in Episode I with the hunt for the elusive “Man Made Out of String.” But it was only the tip of the iceberg for a broader mission for the Faithers.

In Episode II, they seek the “Zoo.” Monsters are being made—for war, for study, for amusement—and some have escaped into the wild. From the tek-cities of America to Spanish Australia to secret island locations all over the world, the sci-fi adventure thriller continues in the year 2093.

Tek World loves the advancements of modern genetic-engineering to eliminate disease, genetic-designing to pick the traits of offspring, and body-farms to grow and replace damaged limbs and organs—and even to “perfect” the human body. But it hasn’t stopped there. There is a secret bio-tek race by rogue international alliances to create life—bizarre, amazing, and horrifying.

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The Dark Choir series by J. P. Sloan

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The Curse Merchant

The Curse Merchant (The Dark Choir #1)
J. P. Sloan
Published: 14th September, 2014
Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age: Adult
From: Purchased via Amazon

Summary:

Dorian Lake spent years cornering the Baltimore hex-crafting market, using his skills at the hermetic arts to exact karmic justice for those whom the system has failed.

He keeps his magic clean and free of soul-corrupting Netherwork, thus avoiding both the karmic blow-back of his practice and the notice of the Presidium, a powerful cabal of practitioners that polices the esoteric arts in America. However, when an unscrupulous Netherworker interferes with both his business and his personal life, Dorian’s disarming charisma and hermetic savvy may not be enough to keep his soul out of jeopardy.

His rival, a soul monger named Neil Osterhaus, wouldn’t be such a problem were it not for Carmen, Dorian’s captivating ex-lover. After two years’ absence Carmen arrives at Dorian’s doorstep with a problem: she sold her soul to Osterhaus, and has only two weeks to buy it back. Hoping to win back Carmen’s affections, Dorian must find a replacement soul without tainting his own.

As Dorian descends into the shadows of Baltimore’s underworld, he must decide how low he is willing to stoop in order to save Carmen from eternal damnation… with the Presidium watching, waiting for him to cross the line.

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The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons

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The Hidden Library (The Collectors’ Society #2)
Heather Lyons
Published: 26th February, 2015
Cerulean Books
Genre: Fairy Tale, Romance
Age: Adult
From: InkSlinger PR

Summary:

Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected…

Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.

On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.

Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.

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Release Day! The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons!

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Today is the day!!!! I’m super excited to announce that today The Hidden Library has released! And in three days time, you’ll get to read my review for this amazing sequel! I am so excited to share with you an excerpt and a couple of teaser graphics of the book! I hope you enjoy them!

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The Hidden Library (The Collectors’ Society #2)
Heather Lyons
Published: 26th February, 2015
Cerulean Books

Summary:

Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected…

Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.

On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.

Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.

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Diamond Rings are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen

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Diamond Rings are Deadly Things
Rachelle J. Christensen
Published: 8th July, 2014
Shadow Mountain

Summary:

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she’s especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri’s impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is on to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim.

With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.

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The Rise by Julie Plec

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The Rise; The Originals

The Rise (The Originals #1)
Julie Plec
Published: 27th January, 2015
HQN Books

Summary:

Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you’re immortal, promises are hard to keep.

Arriving in New Orleans in 1722, Original vampire siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson believe they’ve escaped their dangerous past. But the city is lawless, a haven for witches and werewolves unwilling to share territory. The siblings are at their mercy…especially after Klaus meets the beautiful and mysterious Vivianne. Her impending marriage is key to ending the war between the supernatural factions—and Klaus’s attraction to her could destroy the uneasy alliance. As Elijah works toward securing a piece of the city for his family, and Rebekah fights her unexpected feelings for a French captain, will Klaus’s volatile desires bring their world crashing down—and tear them apart for good?

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The Rule of Three by Katerina Martinez

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The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three (Amber Lee Mysteries #2)
Katerina Martinez
Published: 31st January, 2015

Summary:

A young witch is haunted by a shadowy spectre. Is it fate given form, or something more sinister?

In the second book of the Amber Lee Mysteries Series we return to Raven’s Glen and pick up a few months after the story left off – a few months after the attack that almost killed her.

Thanks to a lack of leads, Amber, a Wiccan with true magick power, abandoned the search for the person who gave the order to have her killed. But the near death experience helped her grow into a more well-rounded witch and for the first time, she feels powerful. So what is it? What’s keeping her up at night and why can’t she remember her dreams any more?

Rattled by a debilitating lack of sleep and incessant nightmares she can’t remember, Amber is struggling to keep the weak grip she has on her life before things start slipping through her fingers. But there are forces at work in Raven’s Glen. Dark forces with a nefarious agenda. Forces beyond Amber’s ability to identify and defend against. Another mystery needs solving, and as the threads begin to unravel Amber discovers just how high the stakes really are.

What is Amber really dreaming about? Who is the mysterious hooded man stalking her around town? What is wrong with Aaron? And when it comes down to the crunch, will she learn from her mistakes in the arenas of morals, magick and romance?

Or will she be consumed by her own hubris?

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