Archive for May 18, 2014


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This is my own version of a weekly bookhaul post where I’ll be telling you about all of the books I got this week, whether print or e-book plus all things new on fuonlyknew.

I got a few books this week, some free, some for review, and some I purchased just for my reading pleasure.

I also post reviews on another blog aknifeandaquill . It’s all about horror. If someone doesn’t die, we don’t do it here!


Here’s some I picked up to review on both blogs. Double exposure for the author:)



Here are some I picked up this week from my favorite used book store.

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Got some good ones!


Got some freebies for ya!

Tried to find a little something for everybody.

Just click on the covers to get yours. Make sure they are still free. Were at time of posting.

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And a few more.

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You can also find more free books HERE.


Books for Review.

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These are gonna be so fun!


Books I won.


I won a print copy of Torn Away from Melissa’s giveaway on her blog Simplistic Reveiws. Thanks so much Melissa and thank you Jennifer.


Reviewed this week


Go HERE for my review.


These are make up reviews for a tour I had to bow out of due to a family crisis. I’ll be adding more each week to fulfill my commitments and tell ya about some good ones.

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You can read my reviews HERE.


Reviewing this coming week.

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You can read my review on Tuesday, May 20th.



Read my review and enter the giveaway on Wednesday, May 21st.



Catch my review and enter the giveaway on Thursday, May 22nd.



I’ll be reviewing Crimson Sins on Saturday, May 24th.


Several more reviews and awesome giveaways coming this next week.

Not sure yet which ones I’ll be posting. Be sure to stop by!


Other posts this week. Just click on the links to see the posts.

The Blink Tour ~ Awesome books by multiple authors and huge prizes!

Cover Reveal and Giveaway ~ Forever Kinda Love by Clara Stone

Teaser Tuesday’s #66 ~ Finding Eden by Pembroke Sinclair

Chasing Prophecy by James Moser ~ Author Spotlight and Giveaway

The Spotlight is on Dirty Nights by A. M. Hargrove ~ I like it hot!

A is for Apocalypse ~ Cover Reveal and Giveaway ~ 26 Authors do A to Z

It’s mighty hot at fuonlyknew! Reviewing Claiming Ecstasy by Madeline Pryce

The Trees Have Hearts and The City Kittens and the Old House Cat by Mrs. D ~ Blast and Giveaway

Check out the new look! Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle by Taylor Dean

Friday Cover Reveal and Giveaway ~ King of the Mutants by Samantha Verant

Fear the vampire ~ Hunted by Tyffani Clark Kemp

Scary Modsters…and Creepy Freaks ~ Get to know Author Diane Rinella and enter the giveaway

The Friday 56 # #21 ~ How To Lead A Life Of Crime by Kirsten Miller

Cover Reveal ~ Fractured by Erin Hayes

The Nook Daily Find ~ Must Love Otters ~ 99 cents Sunday Only

Cover Reveal and Giveaway ~ Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright

Reviewing The Devil You Know and The Devil Dances by K H Koehler


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Go here for a list of free e-books.

Busy, busy, busy. So many delicious reads! Some I’ve read and will be posting my reviews soon.

So what did you get this week? See something you like? Do you have any of these? Leave a comment and let me know.

I was supposed to do reviews of The Devil You Know and The Devil Dances for a tour with CBB  Book Promotions but I had to bow out due to a family crisis.  I’m now back blogging, reading, and reviewing and I missed my addiction!

I’d like to thank Candace of CBB and the author K H Koehler for being understanding and apologize for my delay.

So without further wait, here they are!

The Devil You Know

by K H Koehler




My Review

This was one wild read. The author gave me angels and angel-eaters, demons and daemons. witches and the big guy himself, the Devil.

The star of this story is Nick, son of Satan.  He and his partner Morgana own the Curiosities Shop, an occult shop in a small town in Pennsylvania. But he used to be a cop and he still does some psychic detective work. Big daddy Satan isn’t too pleased with that. He wants Nick to quit with the human stuff and ascend to the throne.

So do the angels. They’re not thrilled about an empty throne, even the devils. The author got real creative with that idea.

The story begins when a young woman darts into the shop. Someone is after her. It’s Malach. He’s a Seraph, a type of angel. His primary purpose is to kill demons and Nick tries to stay off his radar and have a sanctified shelter close at all times.

Once he shoos Malach out of the shop he gets to know Vivian and senses she has powers of her own, but she doesn’t know what she is, what she’s capable of, and Nick ain’t telling.

He begins to have feelings for her. Not just the horny devil kind. Can the son of the devil truly love?

I have my doubts. Afterall, Nick is the son of the devil and sin is a recreation, so anything goes in the sex department. Him and his partner have sex now and then. Friends with benefits.

You get to meet his father on occasion. This was such fun. I wish there’d been more scenes with father and son. Satan reminded me of the evil one in Constantine. Nasty and charming at the same time. You can tell the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Nick’s a crafty devil. Look at his dad. He’s been fooling people into believing he doesn’t exist for ages.  And there’s an interesting story behind Nick’s mother and father. It would be a great side story.

I had just as much fun with Nick and his dad as I did with the investigation he gets drawn into. Weird things were happening around the disappearance of a local girl. Strange doings and beings in the woods.

Something new to me were the angel-eaters. They actually eat angels to gain power, trying to ascend to the throne. Pretty nasty beings.

There’s raw sex and violence, but this book wouldn’t be as good as it is without it. And the author did a great job of writing this in the first person, with Nick telling the story.

I’d recommend this as a noirish detective mystery with a whole lot of sexy deviltry. You’ll see the dark side in a new light.



Not only does the devil have an only begotten son, but he’s currently residing in the rural town of Blackwater in northeast Pennsylvania.

Semi-retired from law enforcement, the handsome, if cynical, Nick Englebrecht becomes quickly caught up in a local missing child case that seems mundane on the outside, but when the sheriff requests his help as a psychic detective to help find the missing girl, his off-the-books investigation quickly leads him to some terrible truths about life, love and the universe as we know it.

And if that isn’t bad enough, the angels have begun an ethnic cleansing of all beings with demonic blood. Of course, Nick is at the top of their to-do list.

Warning” Explicit sex scenes


“My name is Nicholas Englebrecht and I’m the heir to Hell. I’m the Angel-breaker. I’m the goddamned son of the devil and you should know that if you piss me off, things are going to go very bad for you.”


The Devil Dances




My Review

Warning. An adult read. Explicit same sex and multiple partners.

The story of Nick picks up about a year later.

His partner, Morgana, don’t like him training Vivian ( Viv) but if he doesn’t she could do serious damage to herself and others.

And Nick still hasn’t revealed his secret, for his own good.

When a young man dies right in front of him, Nick is drawn into the investigation. Viv won’t let him go without her so the Amish town the victim is from is going to be in for a shock.

Something evil is haunting the outskirts of the their town. affecting the Amish townsfolk. They actually turn to Nick for assistance. Knowing what he is, this shows how bad things are and how desperate they’ve become.

I bet Nick never would have believed it if he’d been told he was going to be asked to help the Amish fight an ancient God.

Nick is deliciously wicked and charming. You get to know more about him in this second book. Since the author already laid out the introductions in the first book, you get more about the characters. Viv,  I don’t like so much. She comes across as needy and spoiled, but she does have her moments. And the romance between her and Nick is really heating up. As if it could get much hotter.

Nick is changing, in a big way. He’s still not ready to ascend to the throne yet. And Dad is still tired of waiting. As in the first book, my favorite part is scenes between father and son, and you get a lot more of Satan in this second book.  Soon enough, the ascension will be out of Nick’s hands. Thy will be done.

This second book feels less noirish and more like a sexually charged horror story. The sex is harsh and there’s more of it, but that makes sense to me. Nick isn’t a good guy. He has good intentions at times, but he’s soon to be the Devil and his needs and desires run sinfully raunchy. He’s not a one woman or one gender type of guy.

Having the Amish recognize what he is and enlist his aid was genius. I could tell the author did her research and understood the good and bad practices of the Amish people, which was how she wove this together and made it believable and horrific.

I liked this even more than the first book as the world building was already done and the author could focus heavily on the characters and the mystery. I hope there’s more to come.



You want to know something about me? Something important? When I was a kid, I used to read a lot of comics. I watched all the TV shows. Hell, I wanted to be a superhero. Then one day I grew up, and I learned I wasn’t the Lone Ranger. I’m not Spider-Man or Captain-Fucking-Marvel. I’m not a good man, and I never will be. My name is Nicholas Englebrecht and I’m the heir to hell. I’m the Angel-breaker. I’m the goddamn son of the fucking devil and you should know that if you piss me off, things are going to go very bad for you…

Nick Englebrecht is lured to a strange, isolated Amish colony by the mysterious death of a nameless young man. It’s supposed to be a simple enough investigation. Find the kid’s family. Find out what happened to him. But when you’re the devil’s kid, with angels and demons gunning for you at every turn, things have a habit of turning bad fast. Before Nick knows it, he’s up to his ass in bodies, femme fatales, and ancient, bloodthirsty gods with a taste for human flesh.


About the author

K. H. Koehler is the author of various novels and novellas in the genres of horror, SF, dark fantasy, steampunk and young adult. She is the owner of K.H. Koehler Books, and her books are widely available at all major online distributors. Her covers have appeared on numerous books in many different genres, and her short work has been featured on Horror World, Literary Mayhem, and in the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology Demons, edited by John Skipp. She lives in the beautiful wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania with two very large and opinionated Rottweilers. Visit her site at KH Koehler Books



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Prism Cover Reveal

Welcome to the cover reveal for Melissa Wright’s third book in her Descendants Series, Reign of Shadows.

I really like all of the covers for this series.

One thing has me curious. Why is he the only one on this third cover?

Hmm…going to have to find out!

Enjoy the reveal. There’s chapter excerpts and a fun Cover Game.

Oh Yeah!  Bound By Prophecy, the first book in this exciting series is FREE to download. Find the link below and grab yours. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for the third book

in the YA/NA Urban Fantasy Descendants Series:

Reign of Shadows

By Melissa Wright

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Brianna can see her future, but it’s the past that haunts her. Plans laid in place centuries ago are threatening not only her and her sister, but all of the Seven Lines. As the shadows plot their way to old rule, the visions shift again. Her power has led to some hard choices—and the occasional stab wound—but this set of futures holds nothing but darkness.


Unable to bear the idea of losing the footing they’ve so recently gained, she turns the soldiers of the Seven. But with shadows hidden among the ranks, can she overcome the path they’ve set in place, or is she blindly following their lead?


The other books in the Descendants Series

Shifting Fate

(Descendants #2)

by Melissa Wright

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According to prophecy, Brianna Drake was born to save the world. The trouble is, she doesn’t have the slightest idea how. Her visions should have given her the answer, but they’re beginning to shift, making the danger too unpredictable, even for a prophet.

If she can just help her sister restore their hidden powers, she might be able to stop what’s coming. But an old enemy returns, and he’s got plans for Brianna and her visions.

What neither of them knows is that fate has given a stranger one chance to find her. He was trained to protect the chosen—but if he fails, the future will crumble.


Shifting Fate is the second book in the Descendants Series (following Bound by Prophecy) and focuses on Brianna and Logan.

There is a teaser posted here and the first chapter posted here, but beware, it’s full of spoilers from the first book.

Purchase from Amazon , Barnes and Noble, and the Book Depository. Can also purchase in audio at iTunes and Audible.


Bound by Prophecy

(Descendants #1)

Bound by Prophecy

by Melissa Wright


Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan’s place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action.

What he really wants, is for things to go back to normal. But now he’s kidnapped a girl, and his brother’s men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it’s the last thing Aern is willing to do.

Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn’t care about the prophecy, or realize what’s at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn’t the only one who’s in danger.

Suddenly, they’re at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they’ll both have a sacrifice too big to make.

You can read an excerpt of Bound by Prophecy here.

 Get the ebook for FREE on Nook and Kindle. Can also purchase from the Book Depository, and in audio at iTunes and Audible.


About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and the new Descendants series. Melissa spends her time working on novels, but when not writing she can be found on Goodreads and Pinterest.

Website – Blog – Goodreads – Twitter – Pinterest – Google+


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Enjoy this Guest Post by author Eliza Gordon

When you sit down to read Must Love Otters, I’ll bet you aren’t expecting to learn something along the way. I’m not a writer who seeks to hide secret messages in the material. Readers are smarter than that. The savvy writer works to infuse meaning and subtlety in their words without smacking folks over the head with an unspoken agenda.Elfin VanAqua August 2013

But a book isn’t a success unless the reader, who grants the writer the privilege of time, walks away with something. And with this book, I wanted that something to be more than a smiling face or a filled heart—I wanted to share a little love with the animal kingdom.

I know, I know—you’re reminding me that Hollie Porter is not a fan of Yorkies. Sorry, pups. No offense. You’re cute enough and lots of people love you. But what about the endangered sea otter? Enhydra lutris has three subspecies: the Southern sea otter (found in California, concentrated in the Monterey area), the Northern sea otter (Washington, Canada, and up into Alaska), and the Russian sea otter (off the coast of eastern Russia with reported sightings as far as Japan). We’re not talking huge numbers, though—the temperate central California coast iKatmai and Tanu DSC_2394s home to only about 3000 otters. While the Pacific Northwest boasts a healthier population of 65,000 to 78,000 critters, we’re talking about close to 3000 miles of coastline. When you do the math, that’s a lot of beach, and not a lot of otters.

Since Must Love Otters hit the digital shelves (and some wooden shelves for our diehard fans!) in October 2013, folks have shared their otter pictures, memes, and stories on our Facebook and Twitter feeds—which is awesome. I follow Friends of the Sea Otter, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Vancouver Aquarium,, and Michael Yang Photography (he specializes in photographing California’s otter population) and I love hearing news like what came through this morning—two orphaned and rescued pups, rehabilitated by the folks at Monterey Bay, have found their forever homes in Oregon. The Oregon Coast Aquarium welcomes Otter 649, now Elfin - DSC_2453named Oswald, and the Oregon Zoo welcomes little Juno, just six months old and ready to meet her adoring fans.

If writing a silly love story about a girl who loves otters means more people take notice of the plight of the beloved sea otter, then mission accomplished. Awareness is the first step toward conservation—and I’m proud that Hollie Porter is doing her part.

Thank you for reading!

Note: Pictures of the otters were taken by Eliza Gordon and are of Elfin (male) and Katmai (female) who live at the Vancouver Aquarium

Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon is an adult romantic comedy that released in October 2013.


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About the book:

Hollie Porter is the chairwoman of Generation Disillusioned: at twenty-five years old, she’s saddled with a job she hates, a boyfriend who’s all wrong for her, and a vexing inability to say no. She’s already near her breaking point, so when one caller too many kicks the bucket during Hollie’s 911 shift, she cashes in the Sweethearts’ Spa & Stay gift certificate from her dad and heads to Revelation Cove, British Columbia. One caveat: she’s going solo. Any sweethearts will have to be found on site.

Hollie hopes to find her beloved otters in the wilds of the Great White North, but instead she’s providing comic relief for staff and guests alike. Even Concierge Ryan, a former NHL star with bad knees and broken dreams, can’t stop her from stumbling from one (mis)adventure to another. Just when Hollie starts to think that a change of venue doesn’t mean a change in circumstances, the island works its charm and she starts to think she might have found the rejuvenation she so desperately desires. But then an uninvited guest crashes the party, forcing her to step out of the discomfort zone where she dwells and save the day … and maybe even herself in the process.


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Eliza Gordon is a husband-and-wife team of controlled chaos who writes stories to help you believe in the Happily Ever After.

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