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BOOK BLITZ! Blood & Magic Volume 1 by Danielle Annett

Blood & Magic Volume 1
Danielle Annett
(Blood & Magic #1 & 2)
Publication date: June 28th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

A pyrokinetic, a dangerous new enemy, an imminent war.
Mercenary Aria Naveed is going to have her hands full.
Throw in a shifter or two and sh** is about to get serious!

Grab Blood and Magic Volume One. Books one and two in the exciting new urban fantasy series by USA Today Bestselling author Danielle Annett

What’s inside

CURSED BY FIRE: BOOK ONE

Blood is going to spill …

I just hope it won’t be mine.

After two weeks of searching, I found the seven-year-old I’d been hired to find too late. His body broken and discarded. Dead.

My boss doesn’t want me to hunt down his killers. It’s too dangerous.

But the Pacific Northwest Pack steps in, hiring me to bring the bastards to justice.

Turns out the kid was half shifter. And shifters don’t abandon their own.

In a search that takes me through the maze of shifter hierarchy and the depths of the paranormal underworld, these killers underestimate how determined I am to mete out their punishment. Vigilante justice is the only kind these people understand.

Yes, blood will spill. And I’m determined it will be theirs.

KISSED BY FIRE: BOOK TWO

New Rule: If it has sharp teeth, don’t trust it.

Getting bit hurts like hell.

As Friend of the Pack, I should be untouchable, protected by the most influential group in the Pacific Northwest. But someone is unleashing rogue vampires to hunt me down, and I’m determined to find out why.

But on my hunt for answers, the unimaginable happens. Bound to one of the most influential power players, I must tread carefully.

Paranormal politics are at play.

And I refuse to be anyone’s puppet.

If you like C.N. Crawford, K.F. Breene, Dannika Dark, and Ilona Andrews, you will LOVE the Blood and Magic series. Click BUY NOW to jump into the Aria’s adventure TODAY!

“Breakneck pacing, a strong fierce heroine, and a twist at every corner.” — CHERRY ADAIR, New York Times Bestselling Author
“I personally am a Kate Daniels fan, and I loved this series.” — Amazon Reviewer

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EXCERPT:

Mike noisily cleared his throat, “UH, hey, Ari…”

“God, I hope whoever they send isn’t a complete moron. If I’m going to be stuck with a Pack partner, the least they can do is give me someone competent.”

Mike noisily cleared his throat again.

“What?” I looked up from my desk and scowled at the tall man standing just inside the office, casually leaning against the doorframe. He had tousled brown hair and steely gray eyes. High cheekbones and a strong jaw formed his face and a hint of stubble dusted his jawline. It was not enough to appear unkempt, but just enough to give a roguish impression. Dressed in black jeans, a black tee, and a black leather jacket, he oozed tall, dark, and handsome with deadly intent.

I shoved my notebook into the top drawer of my desk. Shit.

“That would be this furball right here,” James said, an arrogant grin lifting the corner of his mouth.

I let my head fall to the surface of my desk, then for good measure, I none too gently knocked my forehead on its smooth surface, one, two, three times. Dammit, I couldn’t believe I’d just called him a freaking furball!

My cheeks warmed, and I heat crept up my neck.

On the upside, at least my partner was someone I actually knew and trusted to watch my back.

“You all done with the show?” he asked. I lifted my head and glared at him, then dropped my head to the desktop once more before sitting up and rubbing the sting away.

“Yeah, I’m done.” This wasn’t going to be as bad as I’d expected. James Shields was a wolf and having him as my partner was going to make this gig a lot more tolerable than I’d expected.

“So you’re my partner?”

James nodded. “Yeah, I’m your partner.” He sauntered into the room, his eyes scanning the articles pinned to the exposed brick walls. “Think you can play nice for once?”

“Hey!” I admonished. “I’m always nice to you.”

He snorted and wandered farther into the room, his gaze now locked on mine.

He moved with a confident and carefree grace.

If he weren’t the closest thing I had to a best friend, I’d be drooling like the rest of society when he walked into a room.

“Sure, you are. You ready to get reckless?” His lips curved to one side, and his eyes pulled me out of my seat.

I smiled. He knew me all too well.

“Absolutely.”

I grabbed my messenger bag and followed James out of the office, aware of Mike’s disapproving gaze following my every step.

Author Bio:

Danielle Annett is an Author, Designer, Photographer, Mommy, Wife, and everything in between. She’s often told she wears too many hats. But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Reading Challenge Update

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Hi! Hello! It’s been a while since I posted. (I just checked – it’s been since April. APRIL. The procrastination is real.) But since then, I’ve been reading a lot.

Now, my goodreads goal for last year was 45 books. And I barely beat it by one  I was disappointed in myself but wanted to beat that goal, so I raised it to 50. Now I’m already close to beating that. As of now, I have read 46 books in the year 2018. I’m even 22 books ahead of schedule.

This is actually a large improvement from last year’s ! I read in half a year what I read in all of 2017.

But there’s also a problem. The year isn’t over yet, and I’m 4 books away from completing my goal for the year. So because of that, when I reach 50 books I will be changing my reading goal. It feels wrong to, somehow. Like I’m cheating? (It’s actually the opposite, if you think about it.) But I’m going to do it anyways. I just need to figure out what to change my goal to.

And when I figure it out, you guys will be the first to know.
(I sound so pathetic. I know.)

But anyways! Back to the books!

My favorite reads of the year so far are definitely the Addicted series. I’ve made a post about this series already, but I just can’t get them out of my head. It’s truly the best.

I’ve also been getting a lot into New Adult this year which brings me to another series I love. The Off Campus series. I don’t love them nearly as much as I do addicted, but these books are truly fun to read. I ate them up in a matter of days. I even lost sleep staying up to finish them. I 100% recommend this series to anyone who loves New Adult books, though if you’re a NA fan you’ve probably already read them. Oh well. This is your sign to re-read the series, I guess.

Anyways! Now that I’ve gotten out of the blogging slump, you can definitely expect more posts from me. I have lots of ideas and lots of time. (It’s summer, after all.)

Thanks for Reading with me!
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My Top 10 Favorite Romance Tropes

As a female teenager, a lot of the books I read are romance ones. And I’ve read a lot of them. Therefore, I come across a lot of tropes. Good, bad, toxic, too good to be true. You know the deal. We all have a favorite trope. For some of us, those are cheesy and cliche and we’d never let a soul know them. For others, they’re cute and not too unrealistic and they’re just so cute. And some people, like me, can’t pick just one. So here are my top 10 favorite romance tropes. They’re not in order of favorites, I could never choose.

            1. Enemies to Lovers 

This one is a definite classic for me. Two people start out hating each other. They would rather end up in the hospital than be around eachother. Or, they would fight to the ends of the earth to get the job promotion, get the better GPA, or get into the better college than the other one. And then, they suddenly start to realize ‘Hey, they’re kind of cute.’ And next thing you know, their screaming match turns into a makeout session. There is a thin line between love and hate. Definitely one of the best tropes.

            2.  Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract is one of the more popular tropes in the media. The couple are completely opposites. Nerd/Jock, Good Girl/Bad Boy, City Boy, Country Girl. I could go on, and on. Despite their differences, they manage to preserve and fall in love. This usually includes a mean ex girlfriend who tells the female love interest to “stay away from their boyfriend or else” when in fact they are not dating at all, but I don’t claim those books due to the obvious internalized misogyny the writers feels as they turn an already confident, independent, and aspiring woman into a villian. But the romance is cute…

            3. Return to Hometown 

I usually prefer this one in movies. (Sweet Home Alabama, one of my mother’s personal favorites, is an example of this trope.) But it is quite cute in books. The gist is that one of the love interest returns to their hometown, willingly or unwillingly (but usually unwillingly), for a usually short amount of time. In these cases, either the other love interest is returning too, or they had never left. There’s many ways this could go, but my personal favorite is when they both return to their hometown for a wedding or reunion, have some sort of competition where they try to prove who has the better new life, and inevitably fall in love.

            4. Alpha Hero

Now this one is a guilty pleasure. Alpha Hero is a trope where there hero is “Type A” – he’s driven, assertive, and in control of the world around him, and then his love interest comes along. We’ve all read it, swooned over it, and then hoped we’d find a man like him. If you’re going “Nah, that’s so cheesy! I’d never read that!” – you’re a liar and I condemn you.

           5. Blackmail

This trope has a lot of drama. The blackmail trope is when one love interest knows a secret about the other, and seeks a big payday. It doesn’t seem romancey at first, but these usually end in the blackmailer realizing that they love the other love interest and stops blackmailing them, and helps them fix their secret. (But not before they fight about the blackmailing – duh.)

          6. Disguise

These are fun and anxiety inducing and usually an overall good read. Disguise is a trope where one love interest pretends to be what they are not – royalty, an expert in the workplace, rich – but they fall in love while is disguise and are forced to maintain the ruse. This is a cute trope in both movies and books but they usually end in the other finding out that they were in disguise all along. It has some angst, but in the end they usually get together and live a long happy life.

         7. Friends to Lovers

This trope is extremely popular. Kasie West recently wrote a book with this trope. You can find it in almost every TV show and movie you watch, and in a lot of books. Friends to Lovers. Friends to Lovers is a lot like Enemies to Lovers – but they don’t hate each other. Instead, they are actually friends! One love interest secretly pines over the other, not knowing that the other one is doing the same to them. They never admit their feelings until a series of events usually including jealousy, parties, and going to college forcing them to face and admit their feelings to the other. A lot of times it includes the girl admitting her feelings, running off before the other can admit their feelings back, crying, and then lots of kisses. If you’re like me, no matter how many times you’ve read books with this trope, you can’t get enough of it.

        8. Fake Relationship

Oh no! Your family is coming to town, including your nosy aunt who constantly nags you about getting a boy/girlfriend! What do you do about it? Deal with it? Ignore her? Of course not – ask your fe/male best friend to pretend to be your boyfriend! This is pretty much the first couple chapters of the Fake Relationship trope. Someone needs to convince other people that they’re in a relationship, so they fake it with a friend. But of course, all that cuddling, fake kissing, and hand holding can really put a burden on ones emotions when their best friend is a total hottie. So they fall in love. They ignore it, and act like its just because of that cuddling, fake kissing, and hand holding. Then the family leaves town. And they find themselves standing there, still wanting to make out with their best friend. So they do, and it all ends happily ever after. It may sound extremely cheesy and basic but I promise you – well it is cheesy and basic. But its also super cute and I love it. I refuse to apologize.

        9. Playboy 

One of the love interests has a reputation for playing the field, seeking out sexual relationships without any emotional attachment – until s/he meets his/her one true love. Like I’ve said about many of the others, this is a big and popular trope. It actually shows up in one of my current favorite TV shows – Lucifer. They don’t see any point in love, and they hop from wo/man to wo/man. But then they meet the other love interest. And then suddenly that hot bartender they would normally hit on just doesn’t seem that appealing. It is quite one of the cutest tropes ever created. It’s so lovable.

    10. Secret/Lost Heir

Last, but not least – Secret/Lost Heir. One of the classic tropes. In fact, the Disney movie Rapunzel, has this trope. One of the love interest is the secret or lost heir to a great fortune, kingdom, buisness, enc. They usually don’t discover this until the other love interest is introduced and helps them find their way. A lot in times, more common in books than in Disney Princess films, the love interest gets swept up in all of the riches and glory that they almost forget about the other love interest, which really ticks that love interest off. But of course, they get back together and live happily ever after.

There you go! These were my Top 10 Romance Tropes! Let me know if you liked it! Also make sure to comment your favorite tropes below – I might make a part two!

Thanks for Reading with me!
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