Friday Reads | Worth a Shot

I stayed up way past my bedtime reading Worth a Shot by Lyra Evans. Something about this story hooked me and I just kept on reading even though I should be sleeping.

It’s a paranormal mystery. Detective Oliver Worth is a wizard who is trying to solve a murder that looks like it’s been committed by a werewolf. When he gets into the land of the werewolves to question them, he meets Connor Pierce an alpha in Logan’s court.

I would’ve given just about anything to get Connor’s POV. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Oliver, but Connor *swoon*.

This isn’t the first werewolf/wizard story I’ve read. It isn’t even the first this month – I read The Duality Paradigm by Lia Cooper just the other week – but I had a hard time putting Worth a Shot down.

If you’re into werewolves and wizards, pick it up. There are three books in the series and I regret not buying the box set.

Book Cover Worth a Shot by Lyra EvansDetective Oliver Worth has everything he needs—the job he always wanted and a knack for picking one-night stands. When a high-born Witch is found murdered on the steps of Nimueh’s Court, Oliver is given the case of the century—because no one else will touch it. Not when it looks like the murder was committed by a Werewolf.

The Treaty between the Courts of Nimueh and Logan has stood for over a hundred years, and peace was hard-won. If a Werewolf is responsible, the murder counts as an act of war and would plunge both kingdoms into chaos. Something Oliver’s Captain is keen to point out.

Treading lightly, Oliver has no choice but to venture alone into Logan’s Court to investigate. The trail of clues leads right to Connor Pierce, a newly minted Alpha of Logan’s kin. Connor is gorgeous and captivating and absolutely a suspect. Determined to do his job and catch the killer, Oliver finds he’s now got more to worry about than an inter-kingdom war. He tries to ignore his growing desire, but Connor keeps drawing him in. Everything about Connor is intoxicating, and Oliver isn’t sure how long he can fight off temptation…

Now there’s not just the peace of two kingdoms on the line—there’s also his heart.

Worth a Shot is a M/M paranormal mystery romance with Werewolves, Wizards, and explicit sexual content. First in a series but can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhangers.

Friday Reads | Finding a Tomorrow

I’ve just finished Finding a Tomorrow by Kathleen Kerridge. I picked it up earlier this week for free on Amazon, I think it still is free if you want to check it out.

I really liked the first half of the story. Rami tries to take his life but when he wakes up a the hospital there is a man waiting for him, a man who keeps coming back day after day. He goes through therapy and still the man, Ryan, is by his side. He gets to go back to his old house, and Ryan is still coming to see him. Little by little Rami starts feeling better and Ryan is there then too. I loved how their relationship developed.

Then during the last half of the book, it was like one issue after the other was introduced. I still liked the book and I will keep and an eye on Kerridge in the future – I’ve already glanced at her Into the Woods – but I would’ve liked it better if the book ended a bit earlier. But maybe that’s just me.

Do give it a try.

Book Cover Finding a Tomorrow by Kathleed KerridgeRami doesn’t see himself as a survivor. He doesn’t want to be one, either. At his lowest point, with everything he cared for lost forever, he knows there’s only one way out. Rami is one of life’s planners and he plans his death to the last small detail. It’s no cry for help; he means to die.

Waking up on a hospital ward, Rami is devastated that he failed. It’s impossible that he isn’t dead, but the ache in his chest from being resuscitated and the bleeps of the monitors tracking his heartbeat say otherwise. And there’s the quiet friendly stranger at his bedside who, for some reason, isn’t prepared to let Rami be alone.

Hospitals, drugs and therapy lead Rami slowly towards a path where he begins to see a glimmer of a future, despite the darkness in the corners of his mind and the shadows that haunt him. Despite everything life might throw at him, Rami begins to believe that he has a future, and can find his tomorrow.

Valentine Giveaway | He Melted Us

One year ago tomorrow He Melted Us was released as part of the Love Unlocked Anthology.

On the 1st of June 2015 the padlocks on Pont des Arts and Pont de l’Archeveche in Paris were removed. For years people had gone there to place their lock a symbol of their love. Each story in the Love Unlocked Anthology represents one lock, placed somewhere in the world.

He Melted Us is one of the craziest stories I’ve ever written. I love writing derange character, and I had a laugh writing this one, but I fear it’s infuriatingly stupid LOL.

But, since it’s both Valentine and anniversary, I’m inviting you all in to take part of Delron and Phillipe’s world.

I’ve set up a giveaway at InstaFreebie that last for a week (to the 20th).

Get it here!

All Delron wants is to live his life with Phillipe, but when their love lock is stolen from Pont des Art, their relationship is in jeopardy. Without the lock holding them together, Delron is convinced they’ll crash and burn. The only way he can save their relationship is to find the stolen lock, and that is just what he plans to do, no matter what.

Phillipe loves Delron, he really does, but it’s driving him insane that Delron can’t see that a padlock is simply a piece of metal. The lock has nothing to do with them, not really. Up until the night the lock was stolen, their life was great, but Del’s crazy behaviour has Phillipe wondering if he has ever really known his boyfriend.

Delron’s search leads him through art-filled Paris, but will a symbol of love ever be enough to soothe the mistrust his quest has planted in Phillipe? Phillipe always thought he’d spend the rest of his life with Del, but who can live with anyone willing to break the law just to find a padlock when they can buy a new one in just about any shop?