Free Book: My Escort by Kia Carrington-Russell

Everybody loves a free book, right? I know I do! My kindle is absolutely full of them.

My Escort is Book one of a three book series and for a limited time only is free to keep on Kindle. It’s also available to read on Kindle Unlimited.

Blurb

We all have our secrets. Mine is that I hired a male escort to end my boss’s taunts regarding my love life. Problem is, I actually like him.

Clover is determined to become the next big travel columnist. The only problem is her merciless boss, Debra Coorman, who refuses to let her step up the corporate ladder. When an opportunity presents itself, Clover will do anything to make the most of it – including dialing the number on a simple black business card, she swore she’d never need.

Hiring male escort, Damon, to play the role of “doting boyfriend” was meant to be easy. A simple transaction that would begin and end in one evening – until an unsigned check has him on her doorstep the very same night.


Sound like your jam? Pick it up here. If it doesn’t, then it’s free so you might as well give it a try!

As always, thanks for reading!

Gee Liz Reads

Book Bargains: L J Swallows, Leigh Kelsey and Jadyn Chase

We all love a book bargain. Yes, I may have over 3000 books on my kindle waiting patiently to be read, and yes, I mayyy have 700 books on my bookshelves waitingly patiently to be read, but no, I can never have too many books. Especially when there are bargains like these.

The Ravenhold Supernatural Reform Academy – Complete Boxset (3 books) by L J Swallow.

Available on Kindle Unlimited or for 99p here for UK readers, and for 99c here for US readers.

Last week I accidentally and publicly raised the dead. Now I’m the only necromancer at Ravenhold reform academy.

Ravenhold detains dangerous juvenile offenders on a remote Scottish island, where their magic is useless and escape impossible. I’m told I’ll leave after rehabilitation, but nobody will tell me how or when.

Dorian Blackwood rules over the vampires, shifters and witches in the academy’s halls. As the only vampire-witch hybrid in existence, he has unparalleled supernatural abilities and few people dare confront the cruel and charming savage.

But the academy’s two other powerful hybrids want him deposed—Zeke the dominant shifter whose laidback manner hides a vicious streak, and the silent and secretive Ethan who nobody dares touch. As the new hybrid at the academy, I’m dragged straight into the middle of their power struggle.

Even though I’m drawn to the three guys, I want to keep away from academy violence and politics. I make a plan to keep my head down, attend the classes, and hope for an early release. I don’t want anybody to discover my secret: I’m the trinity witch.

But something sinister runs through the academy underbelly as students go insane or disappear without a trace. When I’m made a sickening offer, I discover exactly how sinister.

To survive Ravenhold’s corruption, I’ll need to make a deal with three hybrids who can choose to either help me or kill me.

This box set contains the entire Ravenhold series from LJ Swallow. The books are set in a supernatural reform academy with deliciously dangerous guys and a badass heroine who won’t bow to anyone. This is a slow burn, enemies to lovers, dark academy series where the heroine doesn’t need to choose.


Spells and Shifter Mates by Leigh Kelsey

Available on Kindle Unlimited or for 77p for UK Readers here and for 99c for US Readers here.

Seductive demons, protective wolf mates, tempting vampires, and irresistible shifters.

Dive into four paranormal reverse harem series in this limited-time box set, and fall head over heels for the dark, brooding males and sweet, adoring men who fill their pages.

Whether you love a heroine who can kick serious magical butt, or a woman in desperate need of a gallant hero, you’ll love the leading ladies of these paranormal romance series starters.

Spells and Shifter Mates contains:

Cast From Heaven (Lili Kazana Book 1) – Betrayed by heaven, protected by hell. The devil and his hellhounds will do anything to keep their angel safe.

When archangel Gabriel manipulates Lili Kazana, severing her wings so she can be his spy in Hell, rescue comes in the most unlikely form: protective Cerny, sweet Russ, gruff Bernard—Lucifer’s demon hounds—and the devil himself.

Midnight Magic (Nine Lives Book 1) – EXCLUSIVE to this box set! Three paw print brands on her body. Three fated mates claiming her soul. One hell of a way to find out you’re a cat shifter.

Thrust into a new life as a cat shifter, Rani is comforted by three mates: gentle Eri, playful Tom, and brooding Nigh. But her newfound magic makes her valuable—and unlike her new mates, the man hunting her doesn’t care about cherishing her, only about stealing her magic for himself.

Mated (Moonlight Inn Book 1) – To protect her freedom, Lyra must claim three wolf mates.

To fend off wolves determined to own her, Lyra must claim her own mates – quiet, mysterious Jack, feral smart*ss Gray, and the man Lyra’s been in love with for years: serious, protective Casimir.

Vampire Game (Vampire Game Book 1) – Vampire romance and celtic mythology collide in Whitby, where vampires, wolves, and fae walk among humans, and even darker things come out at night.

When Elara Wood wakes up in a house with strangers—gentle Allen, sultry Scarlett, and Finn, the once-fae protector—she’s forced to accept a new diet, a new set of instincts, and a new life. Vampires are real, and after a violent attack, Elara has been turned.


Smoke and Ash (Black Harbour Dragons) by Jadyn Chase

Available on Kindle Unlimited and for £2.31 in the UK here. For $2.99 in the US here. For $3.95 for Canadian Readers here. For $4.10 for Australian Readers here.

All five tales of the Black Harbour Dragons stories are now in one big collection for your reading enjoyment.

In a dark world where the dragons rule and the humans are forced to live underground, five love stories emerge that will change everything.

Book 1: Reign of Ash

Book 2: From the Ashes

Book 3: Smoldering Ashes

Book 4: Blazing Ashes

Book 5: Burning Ashes

Smoke and Ash contains five 30,000+ word action-packed shifter stories with guaranteed HEA’s, no cheating and steamy scenes that are intended for a mature audience.


Go grab some bargains!

Thanks for reading, Gee Liz Reads ❤

New Book Drop: Monsters Awakened by L. J. Swallows

Hello Lizards! How are you all doing today? I’m writing today to let you know that L.J. Swallows is now accepting pre-orders for book one of the new Ruthless Dark series. You may know L.J. Swallows from some of her previous work; The Nightfall Academy Series, The Four Horsemen Series and the Ravenhold Trilogy, to name but a few.

How great does this sound:

I thought fairies were pixie girls with delicate wings who live amongst the flowers.
I was wrong. The fae folk do have wings, but they’re monsters who live in the dark.
And never, ever call them fairies.

Monsters killed my family, but nobody believed me. I’m told the trauma repressed my memories and that I imagined the creatures who tore apart my family with their claws. Six-year-old Trinity couldn’t cope with the reality she witnessed and created her own.

They’re wrong. I’m no longer a child, but I still see monsters.

Six years ago, three crept into the edges of my dreams, their violet eyes shining through the shadows. But these creatures with horns and claws didn’t want to hurt me. One whispered his wicked thoughts, another watched me but never spoke, and their leader tempered their wild desires. I wanted to surrender to their dark embrace, but my monsters left me untouched and alone with my fantasies.

I’m now at Briargrove House for treatment, where Dr. Radcliffe specializes in teasing out the truth hidden inside damaged people’s heads. He promises to unlock my memories and bring those who murdered my family to justice.

But how damaged and dangerous are the others who live with me at Briargrove?

Dr. Radcliffe hopes to banish the imaginary monsters, but my three return. They call themselves the Dark, are wilder than my dreams, and fulfil every pleasure they denied me. They belong to me, and I am theirs.

My dark lovers insist that the true monsters live inside Briargrove House, so I must return to their realm. If I don’t, other creatures will take me to a different place, where the dreams promise to become nightmares.

Pretty awesome right? If you want to get your hands on this bad boy then follow the links here:

Kindle UK – £2.99 – Monsters Awakened by L.J. Swallow

Kindle USA – $3.99 – Monsters Awakened L.J. Swallow

Thanks for reading, LIzards. Let me know what you think!

Gee Liz Reads ❤

New Book Drop: One Savage Knight by Holly Roberds

New Book and trailer by Holly Roberds

Holly Roberds, originally from Colorado but now living life in New Hampshire, is an author delving into the genres of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Apocalyptic Fantasy, to name but a few.

Holly started her writing career by creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Terminator romantic fanfic. Now, it is unclear at this time whether Holly wrote these separately from each other, or if Buffy and the Terminator were romantically involved. Either way, sounds like something I would enjoy reading!

You may know Holly from her previous works including the Vegas Immortals: Death and the Last Vampire Series and The Five Orders Series. If you don’t, then shame on you. You can rectify this by signing up for her newsletter, you even get a free book!

Now the point of this actual post is to let all of you Lizards (that’s what I’m calling my readers 😂 – we can work on it) know that Holly is releasing a new book in February and it is actually the first of a new series. Exciting? I think so.

I give to you the Blurb of One Savage Knight (Demon Knights Book One):

Blurb:

Held captive, I’m becoming more monster than man.
My only hope for salvation is a woman who doesn’t believe I am what I say.

My name is Leonidas, and I was about to lay the killing blow to a creature from hell when we were both captured.

Now I’m chained up in a so-called research hospital, and no matter what I say, they won’t release me. They don’t believe I’m a Knight of the Light from an ancient order, trained to fight the creatures of darkness.

They are doing something to me in this place…changing me.

Dark impulses overtake me as my body boils and shifts into something even more terrifying than the monster I’m hunting.


Awesome right? Not only that, she’s even given us a video trailer! Check it out here.

One Savage Knight is available to pre-order for £2.99 on Kindle. Here is the link: One Savage Knight (Demon Knights Book 1) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09KYH4NRN/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_QDP7AYWY9T4V0ZJR316T

As always, thanks for reading!

Gee liz Reads 📚

New Book Drop: Built to Sin by Natalie Haigh

Built to Sin is the debut novel and first book in the Sins and Secrets Series by brand new author Natalie Haigh. Built to Sin dabbles in a number of genres including urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Natalie’s inspiration for this book came from reading ‘The Afterlife Saga’ by author Stephanie Hudson and from that inspiration, along with lots of hard-work (and probably the infuriating writer’s block) Built to Sin was born.

Here’s the Blurb:

When Olivia attended her parent’s anniversary party she had no idea how much her life would change.
After an unexpected meeting with a gorgeous, yet dangerous stranger, her usually quiet, dull life is flipped upside down as she suddenly finds herself pulled into a world she never thought possible.
It’s a race against time to save herself and those she loves.
The question is, will she be strong enough for the fight ahead?
And can an ordinary girl handle the extraordinary life she has now become a part of, or will it spell the end for her?

The novel is available for pre-order via this link > Built to Sin by Natalie Haigh and will be released on March 11th of this year (2022 for those of you that don’t know). I’d love to know what you think once you’ve read it, so don’t forget to pop back and share your thoughts in the comments.

As always, thank you for reading!

Gee Liz Reads ❤

Scar by Kelsie Calloway

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Scar:
I’m a mountain man looking to hunt animals, not women.
So imagine my surprise when Marilyn falls right into my lap.
She’s from California and this is her first time… in more ways than one.
She’s got curves that’ll drive a man wild, but she’s too young for me.
I’ll save her life though, because I’m a gentleman, but that’s it.
Until she asks me to show her a little discipline
When my firm hand meets her untouched bottom, sparks are going to fly.

My thoughts:

Scar is a short novella which could be read in one sitting. It follows Marilyn, a curvy-girl who is also a virgin that has travelled to Alaska to get away from the villains in her life – her father and her fiance.
Scar lives on the mountain, he is twice Marilyn’s age and is a widow. He has a large penis which Marilyn rides like a pro quite quickly after meeting him.
I just didn’t find this story believable and the quick meet, straight on to spanking and then straight on to amazing first time sex for a virgin just couldn’t work in my head.
I think if the story was longer and more developed then it has the potential to be a good book.

Thanks for reading, Gee Liz Reads ❤

My Favourite Books of 2021

Join me as I talk you through my favourite books of 2021! My Good Reads pledge was to read 52 books this year, however, I only managed 43. I’m still happy with that though. This year, I’m going to focus on writing my own books as it’s a big passion of mine and I have a lot of stories running through my head that I feel I need to share.

I’ll count down from 10 to 1 with one being my favourite.

10. Bedding The Boss by Kameron Clare

Star Rating – 4.5 / 5 Genre: Steamy Romantic / Erotic

  • Short book
  • Couldn’t put it down
  • Really interesting and believable storyline
  • Unforced dialogue.
  • Fantastic character development.
  • Strong female lead.

9. Ridiculously Proud: Diary of a DIva by Charis Bell

Star Rating – 4.5 / 5 Genre: Romance / Cheesy Romace / Clean Romance

  • Characters with distinct personalities
  • Feel good
  • Has the makings of a Hallmark movie

8. God, Aliens, Death and Teapots by Andrew Ritchie

Star Rating – 4.5 / 5 Genre: Fantasy / Sci-fi / Short story collection

  • Fantastic book containing 7 short stories
  • Clever
  • Unique
  • Makes you think
  • Mind blowing
  • Phenomenal and realistic in some cases

7. Don’t Date The Haunted by C. Rae D’Arc

Star Rating – 5 / 5 Genre: Dark Comedy / Horro Comedy

  • Original and mind-blowing concept
  • Great characters all with solid personalities.
  • Gripping throughout – a page turner
  • Book 1 of a completed trilogy.

6. The Edge Series by Ilona Andrews

Star Rating: 5 / 5 Genre: Fantasy / Fantasy Romance / Urban Fantasy

  • Fantastic, gripping storyline
  • Strong female leads
  • Brilliant Character development
  • Incredible world building
  • Complete series

5. A Cut Twice As Deep by Wendy L Anderson

Star Rating: 5 / 5 Genre: Fantasy / Fantasy Romance / Viking Romance

  • Amazing storyline
  • Cleverly written
  • Great characters
  • Well developed world

4. The Book That They Do NOt Want You To Read Part 1 – 3 by Andy Ritchie

Star Rating: 5 / 5 Genre: Sci-fi / British Comedy / Dark Comedy / Thriller

  • Amazing
  • Unique diary style format
  • Real and believable characters
  • Realistic, funny, exciting and interesting story
  • Will blow your mind

3. Ulrik by Wendy L Anderson

Star Rating: 5 / 5 Genre: Fantasy / Fantasy Romance / Sci-fi / Viking Romance

  • Incredible
  • A Unique blend of genres
  • Beautifully written story
  • Strong characters and character development
  • Fantastic world-building

2. The Kingdom of Jior Series (Books 1-5) by Wendy L Anderson

Star Rating: 5 / 5 Genre: Fantasy Romance / Fantasy / Steamy Romance / Romance

  • Epic beyond belief
  • Such amazing characters – you will miss them when you finish the series
  • Fantastic story-line
  • Phenomenal world-building
  • Great attention to detail
  • A complete series

1. Rapunzel’s Tower

Star Rating – 5 / 5 Genre: Fantasy / Fairytale Re-telling / Fantasy Romance / Romance

  • Unique re-telling
  • Fantastic world-building
  • Adrenaline pumping
  • Amazing Characters – even the secondary characters
  • Mind blowing

Thank you so much for reading. I won’t be around as much this year but I’ll still be reviewing when I can.

Happy New Year! Gee Liz Reads ❤

Worlds Apart by Holly Mortimer : A Book Review

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

Blurb: Brennan
How can I want a woman so bad when she represents everything I despise? I can’t get her out from under my skin and I’m not entirely sure I want to. But there’s more at stake here than meets the eye. I’ve got responsibilities and she’s got secrets. Together, we’re destined for disaster, but I’m willing to risk it all for her, the problem is, I don’t know if she’s willing to risk anything for me.
Samantha
Running from my problems is my specialty. That and managing to sabotage every relationship I’ve ever had. So it makes sense that I jumped at a chance to go film in Ireland and leave my philandering boyfriend at home in LA. Yup, I’d rather run across the ocean than deal with that. Then Brennan Murphy threw me out of his pub and I jumped into the very thing I was trying to avoid. I had worked too hard to bury my secrets and it would take a lot more than heated words and scorching looks to get me to give into the temptation of throwing it all away for one guy. Albeit, one hot, bearded mountain of a man.

My thoughts: I recieved this book for free with around 300 other books of similar genre. This is the 3rd book in the The Sisters collection by Holly Mortimer, however, they are stand-alone books and therefore the 1st and 2nd book do not need to be read before this one.

I wasn’t going to give this book a star rating at all but when the star rating at the top of this page has no stars filled out it looks like I am giving a 5 star rating. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Worlds Apart, for me, was a DNF or Did Not Finish. This is VERY, very rare for me and I wish it wasn’t the case but I just hated it. I hate to sound harsh but I really did not want to finish this book.

Worlds Apart has 167 pages, so it is not a long book. I read up to page 40 before I decided to give up. There is so much anger in this book – this comes from both Sam (the female lead) and Brennan (the male lead). Sam is a stuck up actress who we meet in a pub completely drunk out of her mind and Brennan is the owner of said pub. Sam has had way to much to drink and is ‘bossing’ the bartender (Ryan) around but in my opinion, not to the point in which Brennan needs to come over, roughly grab Sam and tell her to get the hell out of his pub, and bar her. Sam then has to walk all the way home (over an hour) in a bad storm but Brennan decides to go and find her and give her a lift.

In the car, they pretty much have a screaming match all the way home. Then, when Sam is dropped off at her home she doesn’t have her keys so Brennan helps her get in the house (she is very unthankful) and they continue to have an argument. I couldn’t even tell you what the arguments were about to be honest. Something to do with Brennan wanting to wind Sam up and Sam being an arrogant princess. Eurgh it was infuriating. Anyway, Sam has to call the police because someone has broke in to her house so whilst they are waiting for the police the argument continues, Sam throws up on Brennan, Brennan gets in to bed with Sam whilst his pants are in the dryer, the police come and Brennan leaves.

The next day, Brennan has an argument with his ex who pays a visit, and then Sam goes to the pub because she left her bank card there and they have another argument. Then Ryan comes in and she flirts with Ryan, so Brennan then feels jelous and grabs her arm, storming her outside, pushing her against her car and then roughly kissing her. She goes home and then he follows her home and they start to argue again and she slaps him and then I just couldn’t take it anymore. I closed the book. 40 pages of arguing is giving me a headache. Even their internal monologue was angry as hell too. These people obviously need to go see a counsellor or something.

I really do hate leaving a book unfinished but I just couldn’t continue with this trainwreck.


Thanks for reading!

Gee Liz Reads ❤

Mountain Man’s Muse by Fern Fraser : A Book Review

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Blurb:

Wolf Winters

I agreed to exhibit my giant metal sculptures for one show only, a charity fundraiser to help an old friend. I don’t want to go, but duty compels me.

I’ve lived alone in my mountain hideaway, welding over pain with my art for years.

I expect a short trip and a speedy return to my reclusive life. Alone.

I do not expect to meet the Muse I gave up searching for years ago.

Lily Steele

Ex NFL superstar and talented, reclusive artist, mountain man Wolf Winters is an enigma. When my rock star brother scores tickets for Wolf’s coveted one and only charity art exhibition? I’m there! As an art curator, and fan, I can’t wait to see the show!

How was I supposed to know the roadie I kissed backstage, was Wolf Winters? Now he’s obsessed, doing everything he can to woo me, even offering me a job I can’t refuse.

Does he really want me, or does he lust for a fantasy?

If you love an over-the-top obsessive man hell bent on claiming his woman, you will love this steamy standalone short romance. Instalove passion with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA.

My thoughts: I downloaded this book for free whilst it was on offer. It’s a very short read – about an hour and a half but has a good, easy to read storyline.

I would say that both characters lack depth but I find this often in short novella’s. Wolf Winter’s (who doesn’t look like the man on the front cover – no tattoo, or atleast it wasn’t described in the book), is an over-the-top obsessive man who knows what he wants – Lily. He is romantic but not in a way I personally find attractive. He writes poems which are in the novella itself, and after reading them and Lily was close to tears or pent up on love because of the poems, I didn’t feel that. I’m not in to poems and I’m not really in to overly obsessive types either.

Lily is a bit of a wet lettuce at the beginning of the novella. She gets upset easily but then suddenly as she is rushing away from Wolf, she changes and becomes hardened and accepting. She’s a bit indecisive, especially towards the end when she realises the career that she thought she wanted and Wolf helped her get isn’t really what she wanted at all. To be honest, this side of Lily reminds me of myself.

The storyline was good and was an actual storyline with steamy scenes; it was not porn with a plot. It was well written and I applaud the author for that though the male lead wasn’t my type of man and I think that is why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping to and as much as other reviewers have. I didn’t feel any connection to the characters either which is a shame.

I like that you can find out in other novella’s what happened to Lily’s boss and what happened to Wolf’s friend’s son. This makes me want to read the other books as like I said, I like the author’s writing, I just didn’t like the characters. I may enjoy the characters in the other novella’s from this author.


As always, thank you for reading!

Gee Liz Reads ❤

HeartBreaker by Kate Kisset : A Book Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Blurb: When Georgia Monroe scores a once in a lifetime interview on the brink of being fired, she takes the first available flight out of New York straight to Lonesome, Montana. A one on one with country music’s rising star Boone Beckett, could put her career back on track.

Her plans unravel when she takes a detour on a country road, and the wrong Beckett brother finds her and holds her up at gunpoint.

Bad boy Harlan Beckett despises reporters. Famous for singing dirty lyrics and the break out hit, “Heartbreak Kid,” he’s been out of the limelight thanks to a story the press got all wrong.

Georgia’s story changes when she’s coerced into staying at Harlan’s Ranch and discovers a secret.

Besides Harlan, everyone else in the small town seems to be wearing a perpetual grin.

Why is everyone so happy in a place named Lonesome?

Georgia’s about to find out.

My thoughts: I got this book free with over 300 other books of a similar genre via a deal. This is the 2nd Kate Kisset book I have read and I enjoyed this one slightly more than the first. When I first started reading ‘Heartbreaker’, I nearly added it to my DNF pile. I just couldn’t get into it but then 15% of the way in, something switched and I could NOT but the book down. I wish I said I read it in one sitting, I nearly did but unfortunately I had work so it was two sittings.

Georgia is a reporter for Rolling Stones Magazine. She is writing an article on Boone, a country singer-songwriter. She has a funny personality which I enjoyed though I’ve never known anybody go red from the neck up as much as this girl. Putting that aside, I did really enjoy this female lead.

Harlan, Boon’s badboy brother, really irritated me at first. Arrogant and a bit of a C U Next Tuesday, I really didn’t see how Harlan was going to be the guy I wanted to read about, the guy I wanted Georgia to be with. This side of Harlan is explained and starts to fade away the more he is with Georgia and I couldn’t help but start to encourage their romance, even if he was a bit forward and hands on for my liking.

The storyline is enjoyable and flows well. I wouldn’t say there is a big climax or anything extreme that happens in the story but it is an easy, quite short read that would be perfect to devour with whilst wrapped up in a blanket in front of a blazing fire with a fresh cup of hot cocoa.


As always, thanks for reading.

Gee Liz Reads ❤