Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: ROGUE (Croak #3) by Gina Damico

Source: Received a copy from the Canadian distributor in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Graphia (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 326 (Paperback)


Description from Goodreads:
Lex is a teenage Grim Reaper with the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: Fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it. 

The gang heads for Necropolis, the labyrinth-like capital city of the Grimsphere. There, they discover that the Grimsphere needs a reboot. To do that, the portals to the Afterlife must be destroyed…but even that may not be enough to fix the damage. Things go from bad to worse, and when at last the fate of the Afterlife and all the souls of the Damned hang in the balance, it falls to Lex and her friends to make one final, impossible choice.

This review is a long, long, long time coming!

Back when the first book in the series, Croak, came out my friend Zoƫ and I decided to read it together as a read-a-long, and we continued that trend all the way until Rogue...unfortunately when it first came our we were too buy to read it together, so it got swept aside, but we finally did it!! We finished the Croak trilogy. :P

I always struggle a bit writing reviews for final books in trilogies or series because I don't want to spoil anything, so forgive me for being SUPER vague, and for my brevity! After finishing Rogue, I was so conflicted!!! I loved it sooo much, but it also broke my heart! The characters are just as fantastic as they've always been, it was just as funny as the first two books (although this one was definitely much more sobering than the others), and the story still kept me absolutely hooked right up until the last page! 

Overall, Rogue was a wonderful conclusion to this trilogy! It had me on edge the entire time, made me laugh, and it made me cry...I was absolutely WRECKED when I finished reading it, but I was also very satisfied with the story, and I think if you loved the first two you've definitely love this one! If you're new to this trilogy I think it's perfect for fans of the TV show Dead Like Me, and for anyone who likes their humour a bit on the morbid side. ;)

Have you read any of the Croak trilogy yet?
If you have, have you finished Rogue yet?
And if you haven't started yet, do you think it sounds like something you would like?


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Release Day Blitz: CHECKMATE: THIS IS DANGEROUS (Logan & Kayla #1) by Kennedy Fox


Today is the day!!! 

It's release day for Kennedy Fox's latest book, CHECKMATE: THIS IS DANGEROUS! This book starts of their latest Checkmate Duet, featuring Logan and Kayla's story! I've already read it you guys and I absolutely LOVED it! It's my favourite out of all of their books so far!!!

Title: Checkmate: This is Dangerous
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara Eirew
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: July 6,  2017
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2opDUMz

SYNOPSIS

Introducing book 1 in the Logan & Kayla saga of the Checkmate series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game?

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Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor.

A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts. Brooding and mysterious, he’s the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it’s no wonder I can’t help the way he makes me feel whenever I’m near him.
Too bad he’s unavailable—or so he says.

He thinks I’m a do-gooder who shouldn’t get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he’s devoted to his career, but I don’t buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won’t admit it, but I’m more determined than ever to show him what he’s missing.

I’m a devoted animal rescuer and I’ll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I’m positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it’s my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way—messy past and all.
He might think he has me all figured out, but I’ll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose.
Checkmate, Knight.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. You don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**



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GOOD LUCK!



THE GRANDE FINALE OF THE CHECKMATE DUET SERIES IS COMING SOON!

Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second Chance Romance
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2pbTtV1

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OTHER BOOKS BY 

KENNEDY FOX:

CHECKMATE: THIS IS WAR (Travis & Viola #1): BUY NOW
CHECKMATE: THIS IS LOVE (Travis & Viola #2): BUY NOW
CHECKMATE: THIS IS RECKLESS (Drew & Courtney #1): BUY NOW
CHECKMATE: THIS IS EFFORTLESS (Drew & Courtney #2): BUY NOW

ALSO AVAILABLE IN AUDIO FORMAT: CLICK HERE!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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What do you think?
Does This is Dangerous sound like a book you'd like?
Have you read any of Kennedy Fox's books yet?