New Release: Bernie by Brianna West

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Today is Bernie’s book birthday. Congratulations to Brianna West on the release of her third book in the Guardians in Love series. Get your copy today!

Bernie_fullcoverNyla, born and raised in the In-Between realm as the princess of the Spiritum Bellatorum, has been betrothed from birth and forced to conceal the true personality within in order to project herself as nothing but the perfect princess she was taught to be.

When her brother betrays their kind, Nyla acquires an unprecedented mission to find and convince him to come home. Teaming up with the Promiscus Guardians to locate her runaway brother in the mortal realm, Nyla is introduced to the resident comedian and self-proclaimed cowboy Guardian, Bernie.

He is everything she wishes she could be outwardly and she’s instantly intrigued by his happy, easy-going nature. But, like Nyla, Bernie is keeping a part of himself tightly locked away.

What will happen when their barriers start to come down? Will they be able to overcome so many obstacles laid out before them, or will their relationship be torn apart before they have a chance to find something deeper?

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Holding me underneath my arms, Bernard lifted me into the air with another shout of joy. “Aren’t you just the prettiest gal at the ball!”

He said I was pretty! He actually said it!

Rigid and unable to get my body to react more than it currently was with my hands painfully clutching his shoulders, I gasped and then forgot how to breathe altogether. I was put down before I could get my brain to work properly, swooped up underneath my knees and carried out into the hallway without a breath in between.

Red suffused my body like I’d been immersed in sweltering heat, blushing a violent blood color. Finally, I was able to deliver a swift, unforgiving hit to the overstepping Guardian. The damaging blow my fist dealt to his stomach took Bernard straight to his knees. And a swift second later, my dagger was at his throat the instant his knees hit the floor.

I kept a weapon on my person always. Even in my cute, frilly dress.

“What right do you have—” I started in a low growl.

Bernard leaned forward, coming within inches of my face and baffling me when he pushed his throat into the blade. I instantly retracted my arm so that the dagger didn’t cut into his skin. And when my eyes flicked back up to his face, Bernard was grinning mischievously.

It was downright illicit the look he gave me. It made my heart start up in my chest and pulse thud loudly in my ears as I hesitated with the dagger still gripped firmly in my hand. Bernard took hold of the wrist that held my weapon, caressing the skin he touched with his thumb. Instantly, I dropped the dagger to the floor, the loud clatter echoing off the walls.

“You are mighty pretty in that dress, miss,” he said in a soft, whispery voice. One I hadn’t been prepared to hear from him.

Electricity shot down my spine and my heart skipped a beat. “What…?”

“You’re not being very nice to this lovesick cowboy,” Bernard continued, grasping my wrist tenderly and taking us to our feet.

But after a few breaths, he still hadn’t pull away and I couldn’t move; only listen as his deep, enchanting baritone continued to murmur to me as only a lover would, making my cheeks incredibly hot with each uttered word.

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COVER REVEAL: Bernie by Brianna West

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Brianna West’s Guardians in Love series has gained another name to the list: Bernie’s. This highly anticipated addition is due for release on August 1st 2017. However, I can give you a little something to tide you over until then…

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Blurb:

Nyla, born and raised in the In-Between realm as the princess of the Spiritum Bellatorum, has been betrothed from birth and forced to conceal the true personality within in order to project herself as nothing but the perfect princess she was taught to be.

When her brother betrays their kind, Nyla acquires an unprecedented mission to find and convince him to come home. Teaming up with the Promiscus Guardians to locate her runaway brother in the mortal realm, Nyla is introduced to the resident comedian and self-proclaimed cowboy Guardian, Bernie.

He is everything she wishes she could be outwardly and she’s instantly intrigued by his happy, easy-going nature. But, like Nyla, Bernie is keeping a part of himself tightly locked away.

What will happen when their barriers start to come down? Will they be able to overcome so many obstacles laid out before them, or will their relationship be torn apart before they have a chance to find something deeper?

Teasers:

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Mark the date in your diaries, Paranormal Romance fans: AUGUST 1ST!


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Review: Resurrection by Brianna West

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Resurrection (Promiscus Guardians Book 4) by Brianna West 5/5

17965256_1498125790238833_151642696_nIzzy is back again after managing to survive villain after villain, and now she’s got her eyes on the prize—Mother Dearest. But her world takes a turn when she discovers something that might make her think twice about her usual reckless guns-blazing style.

And when a new evil villain joins forces with Mother Dearest, Izzy and Lucas are forced to partner with someone quite unlikely and a little too close to the villain they’re after.

With the final battle looming and a host of new problems, will Izzy and Lucas find a way to survive, or will the odds be too much and overcome them?
Find out in Izzy’s final kick-ass fight against the Dark Resurrection.

Thank you to the author for giving me an advanced ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Review:

Izzy’s wit and humour when it comes to fighting demons is pushed to the limits when she has to team up with one to protect her loved ones, and hopefully, see an end to Mother Dearest. Can she work together with an enemy whilst dealing with a bombshell of a new development? Is there a happily ever after on the cards for her and beau, Lucas?

I can’t believe we’re already at the finale of Izzy and Lucas’ story. It’s been a fast, gripping ride, and although I’m sad that it is over, I can take solace in the fact that West has multiple spin offs set in the Promiscus Guardian’s world. Phew!

Izzy’s quick-witted inner dialogue and brooding inner monologue has seen me laughing through all four books. She is light relief to an action packed, dark narrative. It’s refreshing to read a strong female heroine who still falls over in high-heels, has sarcasm enough for twenty, and can appreciate some eye candy.

The narrative has developed over the four books to include Izzy’s training, her need to prove herself, and her journey to become friend, wife, and demon killer. From the confused woman happening upon two intimidating guardians in a dark alley, to the demon slayer and bad-ass Guardian in book four, Izzy has kept her humour throughout, and remains true to herself.

Paranormal fans will love not only Izzy and Lucas, but the vast array of unique and loveable characters in this series, and will be happy to know that most will be featuring in their own steamy stories in the Guardians in Love spin offs.


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Review: When Darkness Breaks by Brianna West

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This review has been a long time coming for me. Brianna West is an auto-read author of mine because I love her paranormal romance series and spin offs. If you remember in my last review of her second book in the first spin off series, Guardian’s in Love, I made a hint to West to make a certain character the main protag in his own love story, and guess what? Not only does Simon have his own story, he has his own series! I’m not saying that my request swayed West in anyway, but hey, I’m a happy bunny.

Okay, let me break it down for you:

Original Series: Promiscus Guardians

Spin Off Series One: Guardians in Love

And the new spin off: The Underground Guardians

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Ebony has spent the last two hundred years trying to escape the Underworld, because who she is doesn’t match what’s in her heart. Being a demon that has a pure heart is unnatural, and those around her, mostly her family, want to keep her imprisoned for the rest of her life.

While escaping, she saves an angel imprisoned in the Underworld and the course of her entire life is change from the moment she meets the mysterious angel, Simon.

With the help of the Promiscus Guardians, and their lesser known subgroup, the Underground Guardians, Ebony is set on a path that will lead her to discovering the true depth behind her power, the value of her pure heart, and a life worth living. But will her undeniable connection with Simon lead to her undoing?

Thanks go to the author, Brianna West, for giving me a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

When Darkness Breaks is due for release in December 2016

Review:

Ebony is a high-demon with a pure heart, much to her family’s disgust. She can’t help but save the angel imprisoned by her father and brother, and in the process she meets the one person who can change her life and offer her something she has never before encountered…true love.

West has upped her writing game with this book. The story neatly runs alongside the original series, but covers a whole different aspect- demon/ dark guardians. The main protagonist, Ebony, is a high-demon and this takes the narrative on a gritty, darker path. I was expecting a stubborn, hard-headed demon protagonist, but was pleasantly surprised with naive, gentle Ebony. West writes her character so convincingly without making her seem weak or gullible.

Of course, there is the much anticipated love story, steamy scenes, action, and dreamy hunks. I mean, I would be pretty gutted if I didn’t get a West classic, but it was made all the better with the love interest being the legendary Simon. I know readers have been desperate to find out Simon’s story.

In summary, another hit from West, and another brilliant start to a series in a world I love.


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Brianna West’s When Darkness Breaks Cover Reveal

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Brianna West is back, and she has brought us some more paranormal hotness from the Promiscus Guardian’s world, only, this time, it’s in the form of a brand new series based on a favourite character of mine, Simon. When Darkness Breaks is another spin-off of the original series and is set to be a fast favourite. The series is called The Underground Guardian’s, and guess what? I can reveal the cover to you today!

First, let me share the smoking blurb with you:

  Ebony has spent the last two hundred years trying to escape the Underworld, because who she is doesn’t match what’s in her heart. Being a demon that has a pure heart is unnatural, and those around her, mostly her family, want to keep her imprisoned for the rest of her life.
  While escaping, she saves an angel imprisoned in the Underworld and the course of her entire life is change from the moment she meets the mysterious angel, Simon.
  With the help of the Promiscus Guardians, and their lesser known subgroup, the Underground Guardians, Ebony is set on a path that will lead her to discovering the true depth behind her power, the value of her pure heart, and a life worth living. But will her undeniable connection with Simon lead to her undoing?

Now, prepare yourself for the steamy cover:

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If this cover doesn’t tease you enough (we all know it does), then check out these cheeky excerpts:

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Excerpt:

I had never touched anyone before, so I was only made all the more curious by it when Simon’s body tautened under my inexperienced hand, shuddering against me in a way that tantalized my own body beneath his. It was a powerful sort of feeling to have such an authority, a man who commanded many with his words and actions, weakened in some manner under my touch. It made me eager to do more; to see what I might be able to do to an angel of his caliber.
It made me hungry for more.
I nibbled my lower lip as my fingers slipped around the curve of his chin, feather-light over the strong column of his neck, which was as strained as his body was now. I watched avidly as the notch of his Adam’s apple bobbed against my fingers the instant I touched where it rested. A breath escaped Simon’s lips, drawing my gaze to his face once more.
“Is this okay?” I inquired, voice barely above a whisper. “Am I allowed to touch you like this?”
Simon’s laughter reverberated against my body, causing my hand to jerk away. His smile had grown as he shifted into an upwards position, hand breaking loose every button on his cream colored shirt and stripping the material of it away. His strong chest, which clenched and smoothed with his movements, was exposed to the pure light as Simon discarded his shirt, half sitting upwards between my legs. He took the hand I had recoiled with his sudden laughter and led it to his chest, flattening my palm against the warm skin.


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Review: Metamorphosis by Brianna West

Metamorphosis (Promiscus Guardians Series Book Two) by Brianna West 5/5

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After managing to escape their last foe, Izzy and Lucas are back to face a new formidable villain that will test their strength, relationship, and even the collaboration of the incredibly powerful, entirely hilarious group of Promiscus Guardians.

Despite the odds stacking against them, Izzy maintains her diligence on honing her powers, delving deeper into her origins, and enjoying her incredibly delicious boss slash beau, Lucas.

A continuation of the Promiscus Guardians series, Metamorphosis delivers more fantastical creatures, a sordid amount of humor coupled with fast, incredibly riveting action. Mysteries are unraveled while more about the world Izzy lives in is unveiled in this highly anticipated addition.

I know I have only recently posted a review on Awakening by Brianna West, but I just couldn’t hold off on reading book two in the Promiscus Guardians Series- Metamorphosis. I have a ‘to be read pile’ as tall as I am, but I bumped Metamorphosis to the top because I was desperate to know more about Izzy and Lucas’ story.

Review: (No Spoilers)

West offers more action, more Guardians, more realms, and more romance of the supernatural kind. The world building steps up a notch in this installment and is all the better for it. Peeks inside the Underworld, Terratherial realm, and more information on the creatures that lie in both the shadows and the light in the human realm, kept me entranced from page one. How was Izzy connected to all three? The well woven mysterious origins to Izzy’s power was a real page turner.

The Guardian characters take on a life of their own with fun banter, quirks, and the odd novelty t-shirt or two. I was drawn into each personality, and even though some character’s are of the annoying, slightly perverted variety, I still found them endearing and grew fond of each of them. The demon characters are pure evil- well, they are demons. West delivers backstory whilst maintaining their true nature in scary narrative developments.

The romance… We cannot forget the steamy romances and hunky guardians in this series. I was not disappointed with the development in Izzy and Lucas’ relationship or it’s flaws. At times I found myself shouting at the book and cursing West, but it was all part of the rollercoaster of craziness I experienced from immersing myself in the world of the Guardians; craziness that was a joy to be a part of.

This instalment was a perfect follow up to book one. West delivers on all fronts, taking us to deeper, darker depths of the three realms. Izzy’s story progressed in a fast paced, energetic, and ensnaring way, leaving me desperate to get my hands on book three in the series.


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Review: Awakening by Brianna West

Awakening (Promiscus Guardians Book One) by Brianna West 5/5

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Izzy is on the fast track to nowhere. Being ordinary really blew sometimes. That’s until she meets Lucas–a man that’s unlike anyone she’s ever met. Mostly because he isn’t actually a man. He is a supernatural creature that proclaims to police the Light and Dark in order to protect humans.

And Izzy–well–she isn’t the human she thought she was. She is actually a supernatural being as well. And now Lucas is going to do everything in his power to find out what she is and protect her from the Dark lurking around the corner.

Awakening follows Izzy as she navigates this new world of demons, vampires, angels, and many other supernatural creatures. Recruited by the Promiscus Guardians and partnering with the most brooding and devilishly handsome man she’s every met, Lucas, Izzy is suddenly knee-deep up crap creek. Discover the secret behind her power and why it’s such a commodity in her Awakening.

Review:

Where should I start? If like me you are a fan of supernatural/ paranormal romances, then look no further than this book. There was dangerously, deviant doses of the paranormal, hunks, action, and steamy romance. Did I mention the hunks? Every box was checked!

I loved Izzy as a character. She stayed true to self, and had a stubborn streak which I like in female protagonists. Lucas was a little bit perfect- half angel, half vampire, oldy worldy with dialogue that matched perfectly. There was a refreshing true sense of self in all the characters.

The fast paced narrative fitted the genre perfectly, and kept the pages turning. The ‘will it happen’ story line between Izzy and Lucas was equally frustrating and engaging. Having the main love interest holding back was different, but made for a compelling read.

I’m a lover of action and this book had that a plenty- warring arch-demons, angels, faeries, and many other creations kept the narrative lively and inventive. Teaming that with an easy to read writing style, and vivid descriptions, I am definitely looking forward to book two.

It is easy for this genre of narrative to become cliched and out-dated, but Awakening was ‘unputdownable‘. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, hence the 5/5 rating.


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