Succumb (The Hierarch Series: Book 1) by Ebony Olson

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Title: Succumb

Author: Ebony Olson

Publisher: Inkitt

Date of publication: August 30th, 2017

Genre: Romance

Number of pages: 

POV: Alternating 1st person and 3rd person

Series: Hierarch Series

Succumb – Book 1

Where you can find Succumb: Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

“Some say the terrors of the past can haunt you, that they will mold you into the person you will become. If that’s the case I’m going to be very dark and twisted.”

For years Seraphina Gaelach has resisted being part of the Alvöru she was born into. After an abusive childhood, Phin thought she left the days of being a helpless victim behind and taken control of her life. All that changed the night Sebastian Maviper, High Lord of the Alvöru, decided to claim her. 
Three years later, by reuniting with an old friend who is like a brother to her, Phin’s life is put in peril and she is dragged back into Sebastian’s world. Can she forgive what he did to her?
Old enemies are stirring and uniting in an effort to control the Alvöru, and everyone in it. When they kidnap Granger and Phin as bait to lure Sebastian to their trap, Phin must make decisions and alliances that will potentially destroy all those she cares about.

Trigger Warning: Rape, Death scenes

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Risking Her Heart: A Contemporary Romance by Rochelle Katzman

Risking Her Heart: A Contemporary Romance Novel

Title: Risking Her Heart

Author: Rochelle Katzman

Publisher: TCK Publishing

Date of publication: May 12th, 2017

Genre: Romance

Number of pages: 266

POV: 3rd person

Where you can buy Risking Her Heart: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Billionaire playboy.

He’s ruthless in business and in bed.

He’ll sleep with you, rip your heart out, and never commit.

He’ll charm you, seduce you, and set your world on fire.

He’ll make you feel as if you’re his woman then claim you’re only friends.

Friends, as in call once in a while. Not friends with the potential of more.

Drake doesn’t do more.

He’s the exact type of man Livvie needs to stay away from, especially with her destructive pattern of dating narcissistic men who refuse to be monogamous.

Until fate forces them to meet.

Livvie wins a one-week stay at Morganthal Winery, owned by Drake Morganthal. She doubts she’ll see him. And even if she does, there’s no way he’ll give a random raffle winner the time of day.

But she’s wrong.

From the moment they lock eyes, their chemistry is so intense, Drake has to have her. He makes his motives very clear.

Between his delicious wines and his gorgeous body, which she craves like a drug, Livvie has to decide if she’ll spend the week in his vineyard and his bed, or if she’s strong enough to turn away a man as addictive as Drake Morganthal.

Trigger Warning: 

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51 Sleepless Nights: Thriller short stories collection about Demons, Undead, Paranormal, Psychopath’s, Ghosts, Aliens and Mystery by Tobias Wade

Horror Stories: 51 Sleepless Nights: Thriller short story collection about Demons, Undead, Paranormal, Psychopaths, Ghosts, Aliens, and Mystery

Title: 51 Sleepless Nights: Thriller short stories collection about Demons, Undead, Paranormal, Psychopath’s, Ghosts, Aliens and Mystery

Author: Tobias Wade

Publisher: Unknown

Date of publication: June 18th, 2017

Genre: Horror, short stories, paranormal

Number of pages: 358

POV: 1st person

Where you can buy 51 Sleepless Nights: Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Horror/Thriller Stories Collection 
A diverse collection of short horror stories including the grizzly confessions of a serial killer, parallel dimensions, becoming trapped in a virtual world and encountering ancient aliens buried beneath the Earth’s crust. Demons, monsters, psychopaths, undead, mad experiments and paranormal – no matter what makes your heart race, you’re guaranteed to face your fear with these terrifying tales. 

Excerpt: 
I felt her arms around me, but she wasn’t trying to choke me or restrain me. She was… hugging me. It was such an alien sensation that I immediately opened my eyes. That’s when I saw them. Hundreds – no thousands of gossamer spider webs holding up her body like a marionette doll. I recoiled immediately, and she let me without the slightest resistance. 

The spiders were everywhere. Crawling across her face, through her hair. When she opened her mouth, I saw more of them inside her, pulling the threads to work her jaw. Her throat pulsed, and I knew more must be further down to vibrate her vocal chords. 

“But he’s never going to hurt you again. You have our word.” 

I was too shocked to fully understand what was happening. The alarm in my mind wouldn’t stop, and I still felt like I was about to pay for my rebellion. I didn’t want to stare, but couldn’t look away. I didn’t want to go and see, but my feet carried me there anyway. 

I opened Jeff’s room and found him on his bed. His hands and feet were bound with countless loops of spiderweb. More of it was across his face, tying his tongue securely to the roof of his mouth. His skin was perforated with a thousand holes, and spiders were crawling in and out of them as they carefully partitioned and wrapped each piece for consumption. His eyes blinked at me, although I don’t know if that was a sign of life or simply the successful attachment of yet another internal strand. I quietly closed the door and let them finish their work. 
-My Mother the Spider Queen

Trigger Warning: None

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A Life of Death (A Life of Death: Book 1) by Weston Kincade

A Life of Death: (A Thrilling Supernatural Detective Series full of Suspense, Book 1) (A Life of Death Trilogy)

Title: A Life of Death

Author: Weston Kincade

Publisher: Unknown

Date of publication: May 31st, 2017 (Originally published May 15th, 2011)

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, Mystery

Number of pages: 333

POV: 1st and 3rd person

Series: A Life of Death

A Life of Death – Book 1

The Golden Bulls – Book 2

Where you can find A Life of Death: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Alex Drummond is a troubled high school senior with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability. When he touches items that murder victims held in their final moments, Alex relives the events in gruesome detail, seeing what they saw, thinking their thoughts, and even feeling what they felt. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when the murders are so close to home and might reveal skeletons hidden for hundreds of years? Join Alex as he struggles to find his destiny, understand love, solve the mysterious murders within his small home town, and speak for victims who can no longer speak for themselves.

Trigger Warning: Child Abuse

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Catalyst Moon: Breach by Lauren L. Garcia

Catalyst Moon: Breach

Title: Catalyst Moon: Breach

Author: Lauren L. Garcia

Publisher: Inkitt

Date of publication: August 16th, 2017

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Number of pages: 413

POV: 3rd person

Series: Catalyst Moon

Incursion – Book 1 (review here)

Breach – Book 2

Where you can find Catalyst Moon: Breach: Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

In an uncertain world on the brink of chaos, can love and destiny prevail?

When Kalinda parts ways with Stonewall at Whitewater City, she has no idea if she will ever see him again. But when their paths cross once more, they find themselves in the middle of impending turmoil.

Fear is consuming the land as the body-snatching thralls are multiplying and destroying everything in their path. Meanwhile, rebellion is brewing between the mages and sentinels and threatening to rock the very foundations of their co-existence.

Trigger Warning: None

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Aaru (The Aaru Cycle: Book 1) by David Meredith

Aaru (The Aaru Cycle Book 1)

Title: Aaru

Author: David Meredith

Publisher: Unknown

Date of publication: July 9th, 2017

Genre: New Adult, Science Fiction

Number of pages: 295

POV: 3rd person

Series: The Aaru Cycle

Aaru – Book 1

Where you can find Aaru: Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

“…Death and the stillness of death are the only things certain and common to all in this future…” 
-Friedrich Nietzsche 

Rose is dying. Her body is wasted and skeletal. She is too sick and weak to move. Every day is an agony and her only hope is that death will find her swiftly before the pain grows too great to bear. 

She is sixteen years old. 

Rose has made peace with her fate, but her younger sister, Koren, certainly has not. Though all hope appears lost Koren convinces Rose to make one final attempt at saving her life after a mysterious man in a white lab coat approaches their family about an unorthodox and experimental procedure. A copy of Rose’s radiant mind is uploaded to a massive super computer called Aaru – a virtual paradise where the great and the righteous might live forever in an arcadian world free from pain, illness, and death. Elysian Industries is set to begin offering the service to those who can afford it and hires Koren to be their spokesmodel. 

Within a matter of weeks, the sisters’ faces are nationally ubiquitous, but they soon discover that neither celebrity nor immortality is as utopian as they think. Not everyone is pleased with the idea of life everlasting for sale. 
What unfolds is a whirlwind of controversy, sabotage, obsession, and danger. Rose and Koren must struggle to find meaning in their chaotic new lives and at the same time hold true to each other as Aaru challenges all they ever knew about life, love, and death and everything they thought they really believed. 

Trigger Warning: None

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