Blog Tour – The Syrian Virgin – Zack Love

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Title: The Syrian Virgin

Author: Zack Love

Genre: Contemporary Fiction and Political/Interracial Romance

Cover Design: Pink Ink Designs by Cassy Roop

Synopsis

Anissa is traumatized by the most brutal conflict of the 21st Century: the Syrian Civil War. In 2012, Islamists in Homs terrorize a Syrian-Christian community and destroy everything that a young woman holds dear. Narrowly escaping death, Anissa restarts her devastated life as a college student in NY. She is bewildered and lost — a virgin in every sense.

But despite her inexperience with men and life in the United States, Anissa is quickly drawn to two powerful individuals: Michael Kassab, the Syrian-American leader working to found the first Mideast Christian state, and Julien Morales, her Columbia University professor who runs a $20 billion hedge fund.

Complicating matters, Michael is still attached to his ex-girlfriend and Julien is the most sought after bachelor in Manhattan (and has hidden demons even his therapist can’t extract). Anissa’s heart and her communal ties pull her in different directions, as she seeks hope and renewal in a dark world.

WARNING: This book is about a young woman’s difficult journey: her escape from Syria’s Civil War, her transition to a new a country, and the relationships that she forms along the way, including her romantic interests in two very different men. The story is set against the backdrop of the Syrian Civil War and makes reference to violent acts, sometimes in detail. There is some occasional profanity and a few scenes that depict sexual intimacy. Accordingly, the recommended minimum age for readers is 16. The novel might be compared to books like “The Diary of Anne Frank” or “The Kite Runner.”

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Excerpt

We were peacefully rallying for our cause, when some strangers accosted me and started to debate us. But then it became clear that they didn’t really want to debate as much as harass . One of them then spat on me and tore up my sign, and then, as I was wiping off his spit from my face, I saw the placard in Michael’s left hand fall to the grass, as his right hand closed into an angry fist. Then I saw his clenched hand barrel thunderously from his side until it landed smack on the nose of the giant guy who had spat on me. I actually heard the thud of the impact, and the man just collapsed to the ground from the force of Michael’s blow. He was out cold.

“Come on, shitheads – who’s next?!” Michael shouted at the first two counter- protestors, gesturing them to step up for a fight. By then, their entire group had gathered around, so Michael was even more outnumbered. But his dangerous rage was palpable – as if he alone could destroy everyone there. More of our protesters also started showing up, after hearing or seeing the commotion. But they weren’t needed in the end. The counter-protestors there raised their hands in surrender and backed away in fear of this large man who just knocked out an even larger man with a single punch. “OK, OK, take it easy. We’re leaving,” they said.

“Apologize to her. Now!” he boomed, ready to rip them to shreds. The first two protesters looked at me meekly.

“We’re sorry… We’re sorry, ma’am, that our friend got out of hand.”

“Yeah, he shouldn’t have done that.”

“Now get the fuck out of here!” Michael commanded. “It’s cool, dude, we’re leaving,” one of them said, as the two of them picked up their dazed comrade with a bloody and probably broken nose, and left the area with him stumbling between them…

I went over to Michael and very conspicuously put my arm around his waist. I then pulled him in for a long and intense kiss, as if our future together depended on it. After a few minutes, we finally came up for air, and my face felt flush with impatient passion.

“Let’s go back,” I said.

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About The Author

Zack Love graduated from Harvard College, where he studied mostly literature, psychology, philosophy, and film. After college, he moved to New York City and took a corporate consulting job that had absolutely nothing to do with his studies. The attacks of September 11, 2001 inspired him to write a novelette titled “The Doorman” and heightened his interest in the Middle East. A decade later, that interest extended to the Syrian Civil War, which provided the backdrop for his latest work. In late 2013, Zack began releasing his unpublished works of fiction and became a full-time author. He has published comedy, psychological and philosophical fiction, and romance. Zack enjoys confining himself to one genre about as much as he likes trying to sum up his existence in one paragraph.

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Amazon US – http://tinyurl.com/TheSyrianVirgin

Amazon UK – http://tinyurl.com/TheSyrianVirgin-UK

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Book Review – Midnight Unveiled (The Lunar Eclipse #02) – Kristina Canady

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Midnight Unveiled
Part 2 The Lunar Eclipse Series
Kristina E Canady

*** Received on behalf of the author for an honest review ***

Midnight Unveiled is the second instalment of The Lunar Eclipse Series.  

Fast forward 10 years……

Sasha has finally embraced what she is.  After working out her life out with Stephan and her kids, it’s now time for Sasha to move on.

With her mate……Etienne.

But will Sasha and Etienne get their happily ever after?
What or who could possibly stand in their way?
Can they find the peace they both deserve?
Can they find happiness?
Can they simply just be?
Or is someone out to destroy them?

Again you will get no spoilers from us, you are just going to have to read it to find out. 

We found Midnight Unveiled an awesome read. We found we were more connected to the story line compared to the first novel and really enjoyed this instalment. We loved the development of Sasha and her coming to terms with her abilities, and we especially loved the demanding, dominant side of Etienne.
A thoroughly, enjoyable read. 

We rate Midnight Unveiled 4 star read and look forward to the third instalment.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21948520-midnight-unveiled?from_search=true

Book Review – Midnight Bloom (The Lunar Eclipse #01) – Kristina Canady

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Midnight Bloom
Part 1 The Lunar Eclipse Series
Kristina Canady

Meet Sasha. Married to Stephan. Has two beautiful twin boys. Works nights as a nurse.
Her life is normal.
But is it?

While at work Sasha is introduced to Etienne via one of her favourite patients, Ed. He seems nice enough, but something is off with him. Something isn’t right.
But what could it be?

What could Etienne possibly know and do that will completely turn Sasha’s life upside down?
He’s a stranger to her.

But is he?
What secrets does he hold?
How does he know her?
Why do they have a connection?
How will Sasha move forward?

Well your just going to have to read Midnight Bloom to find out.

Midnight Bloom was a good read. We were entertained from beginning to end.
We really enjoyed Sasha and Etienne’s story and look forward to the second instalment.

Goodreads Link

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18636984-midnight-bloom?from_search=true

Pretty Hot By Donna Alam

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We were given a copy by author for an honest review.

Kate moves overseas to run away for her heart break of finding her fiancé in bed (well on the sofa) with another women (a stripper), she moves all the way from Australia to Dubai to be with her best friend and starts a new job teaching at an all-girls school.

Kai, sexy, hot, rescues Kate from a falling ladder.

Kate doesn’t want to fall for Kai she just wants the friendship with benefits kind of thing she doesn’t want another heart break.

Can Kate fall for someone like Kai?
This was the 1st book in the series some parts of this we did find confusing but it all pans out in the end.

Release Day Blitz – No Ordinary Love – Kenya Wright

Title: No Ordinary Love

Author: Kenya Wright

Release Date: December 29, 2014

Synopsis

Debt-ridden author

Nyomi must complete her book on Tokyo’s underground sex industry in

order to revive her stalled career. But first, she needs to get

permission from Kenji, head of the Japanese mafia who controls the red

light district under his father’s watchful eyes. With one meeting, Kenji

traps Nyomi in his gaze and locks her into a deal—spend time with him

during her three-week stay, and she will earn the access she needs in

order to make her book a best seller.

But Kenji’s plans for

Nyomi not only include allowing her a look around, but also a first-hand

taste of the kinds of things that go on behind closed doors. And if

Nyomi isn’t careful, she just might find herself falling for Kenji, a

man with many demons and a passion so dark, it could change everything

you think you know about love.

No Ordinary Love is a dark erotic romance from bestselling erotica author Kenya Wright.

Links to Buy

AMAZON US / UK


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“That Promise” By Kate Squires

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That promise
Kate Squires

We have to start off by saying I loved this book more then the 1st…
Still not our normal read but so many twists and turns we loved it….

Continuation from book 2

Once again Chloe and Matt have so many ups and down but a lot more twists…..
Kendall hasn’t been on the scene for a while and we thought she was gone but no Kendall is back!!! And full of vengeance and wants Matt back on what better way to get him back then to have his baby.
Is Matt Jack’s dad??
During this book we also have a kidnapping and a sex slave sale going down, who gets kidnapped and is truing to get sold???
That you will have to read to find out….

Chloe and Matt’ s love for each other is better then ever more so when the.plan to.have a fresh start in another state, but Is Love strong enough to go through the trial and tribulations that they face?
Can they have the happy ending Chloe has dreamed about?

This was a great book and we love when you don’t see twists coming and some of these twists was a wowzer!!

Beautifully written book by Kate once again as we said just different to what we normally read but a great book!!

Quotes from the book we loved

“Please don’t fall for his lines. You’re mine, Chlo. Always have been, always will be. I love you. Always remember that.”roller coasters make you feel like you’re out of control, all the ups and downs, but in the end, it levels out and you can look back and say you made it through unscathed.

“That kiss” By Kate Squires

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This kiss was a different read to what we are used to.

Chloe has been in love with Matt since she was little since she was in high school she fell for him a lot more after they shared a kiss but then was heart broken when he told her she is like a sister to him, after that moment the drifted apart and lost contact.
Chloe moved to New York for school with her best friend

Skip forward 5 years…..
Life was good even though she still longed and was deeply in love with Matt.
She had a Part time job while she lived her dream of being a dancer.
Her best friend bumps into Matt while she was out and organizes for Chloe and Matt to meet up the next night without Chloe knowing… They hit it off like old times….
can this be true love for them?

Can Chloe and Matt overcome the blackmailing of Matt ex girlfriend?

As we said at the start this was a very different read to what we normally read but we were asked by the author to review this book and we thought we would give it a shot…

It’s not something we would read a lot of only because of the style but if you love a soft nice romantic book this is the one to go for!!!!

Quote from the book that we found very funny and had never heard before…

“Hey, sweetie, are you ready to make like a baby and head out?”