Blog Tour: The Queen: A Wicked Novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Queen, the all-new captivating, highly anticipated novella in the Wicked Series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is available now!

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From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

The King must have his Queen….

Bestowed the forbidden Summer’s Kiss by the King of the Summer fae, Brighton Jussier is no longer just human. What she is, what she will become, no one knows for sure, but that isn’t her biggest concern at the moment. Now Caden, the King, refuses to let her go, even at the cost of his Court. When the doorway to the Otherworld is breached, both Brighton and Caden must do the unthinkable—not just to survive themselves, but also to save mankind from the evil that threatens the world.

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Excerpt:

My heart squeezed painfully, and I closed my eyes. So much had happened since I woke up, no longer chained to what I believed would be my tomb. I’d just remembered what Aric had insinuated. That a Summer fae had been aiding him. I needed to tell Caden this. Not only that, I was still trying to process everything that had happened with Aric, what had come before that and after. And just an hour ago, I’d felt a sense of hope for the first time since Aric had taken me. The feeling had nearly stolen my breath.

Caden loved me. He’d ended his arranged engagement for me, but the awe-inspiring part was that I could still feel attraction and love after being trapped by Aric. The pain and the humiliation and the god-awful fear hadn’t stolen the capability to desire, want, or love from me. Realizing that was life-altering. I knew that I could move on from what Aric had done, even if doing so took days or months or years. And I knew that Caden would be waiting for me, no matter how long it took.

That hope had crashed and burned spectacularly when Tatiana, the would-be Queen of the Summer Court, sat right where Luce was sitting now and explained what would happen if Caden didn’t marry a fae of the Summer Court.

A King must choose a Queen to bear the next generation. Without doing so, the entire Summer Court would be weakened, and so would Caden. He would be dethroned, ostracized, and unprotected. Although he would no longer be a King, his blood still could be used by the Winter Court to commit unimaginable horror. Not only that, if what Tatiana claimed was true, the entire Court’s fertility rate would continue to decrease until the entire race died out.

Caden must have known all of that when he ended the engagement with Tatiana. And while that was overwhelming in a way I had little experience with, it was also terrifying.

Because without the Summer fae fighting back against the Winter fae, mankind would fall. The Order I worked for wouldn’t be able to hold them back.

It wasn’t just the future of the Summer Court that relied on the King choosing his Queen. The entire world did as well.

I’d always dreamed about the kind of love where someone was willing to risk everything. I never thought I’d be on the receiving end of it, but I wanted it—wanted it so damn badly.

But was that kind of love worth everything? The downfall of the Summer Court? Mankind? I shuddered as the back of my nose burned. A part of me wanted to scream that yes it was, but could I really live with myself—live happily ever after for however long Caden and I had—while the world fell apart around us? Until the Winter Court came for him, and he wasn’t able to fight them off?

Could Caden really live with that?

He might think so now, but months and years from now? I didn’t think so.

I knew I couldn’t.

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Border Jack Apollo. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over a hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.

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NOW LIVE!!! The Promise by SR Jones

NOW LIVE!!! The Promise by SR Jones is available now!!!
The final part in the Mafia Vows duet.
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The Promise: Mafia Vows Book Two:

Damen:

In my world, you trust no one.

In my world, family can be the worst enemy of all.

In my world, no one hurts what is mine.

I made a promise: to keep Maya safe at all costs. Now someone has taken her, and she is facing true horror. I will burn this world to the ground in order to save her. Then once I have her home, I will never let her go again.

Maya:

He says he wants me to be his, but he won’t tell me he loves me. Ownership, control, these are what he trades in, but I need more. Making something real from how we began won’t be easy, but we can build something beautiful from brutality. We can find our own truth amongst the lies. Trouble is, we both need to believe in us to make this work, and I’m not sure he does.

This is the final part of the Mafia Vows duet. This is a romantic suspense with dark themes. Please be aware that this contains triggers, plus loss and grief.
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What’s Up 2019?!

If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a little silent over here at Beyond the Stars. Lots of exciting life changes have been happening this year, from graduating college to getting married. Super exciting!

I thought it would be a great time to update y’all with what has been going on over here, reading wise. I have read twenty-seven books so far this year, according to Goodreads.

2019 READING CHALLENGE

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27

books completed

8 books ahead of schedule
27/60 (45%)

Here is an over view of everything I have read so far in 2019 (ALSO, ignore my simple paint job cover up of three books from 2018)

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I’ve picked up some great books so far, with eleven being five star reads and only TWO being one star reads. Check out my five star, 2019 favorites, SO FAR down below.

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It’s been a great year so far, reading and life wise. I cannot wait to see what the rest of this year holds!

What all have you read this year? What has been your favorite(s)? Tell me in the comments!


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Review: Ruled (Honor Bound #10) by Angel Payne

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Published: December 11, 2018

Author: Angel Payne

Synopsis:

When the lines are erased, the passion begins.

Lines define Tracy Rhodes’s life, and she has no say in the matter once she is sworn in as second-in-command of the free world. But the lines are crushed beneath the boots of her security team’s special advisor during a high-profile event in Vegas. The towering warrior with the haunting stare shatters her composure, invades her libido, and makes her yearn for things she shouldn’t. Sweaty, illicit things…with her body pinned beneath his…

John Franzen, six and a half feet of rigid composure on the outside, is a lost man on the inside. What’s he doing here? A guy isn’t supposed to survive eleven years in Special Forces, especially after the crazy missions he’s been assigned. Accepting the security gig in Vegas is just a favor to a friend—a way to fill time that’s become too damn empty lately. Until the cushy “babysitting job” becomes the most treacherous mission of his life, and the politician he’s protecting becomes the woman in his bed. The lover beneath his bonds. The submissive he longs to claim forever.

She’s destined for marble halls and an oval office, and he’s wired for jungles, dirt, and violence. Will her passion be enough to tame his demons? To claim the ultimate warrior as her own?

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Opinion:

The men of Honor Bound always leave me wanting more, and I’m happy to say that Angel signed on for two more books in the series!

I’m so glad we finally got Franzen’s story! And equally as glad that he met Tracy. This story is such a suspenseful, dramatic addition to the series, and I loved every minute of it.

The ROMANCE in Ruled is unlike any of the others. It’s as unique as the characters and I found it really helped me understand the BDSM dynamic.

If you are late to the Angel Payne train, it’s not too late to hop on! Start with the Honor Bound series today!

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★


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Blog Tour: Ruled (Honor Bound #10) by Angel Payne

Ruled (Honor Bound 10)

by USA Today bestselling author Angel Payne

Release Date: 11th December

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis
When the lines are erased, the passion begins.

Lines define Tracy Rhodes’s life, and she has no say in the matter once she is sworn in as second-in-command of the free world. But the lines are crushed beneath the boots of her security team’s special advisor during a high-profile event in Vegas. The towering warrior with the haunting stare shatters her composure, invades her libido, and makes her yearn for things she shouldn’t. Sweaty, illicit things…with her body pinned beneath his…

John Franzen, six and a half feet of rigid composure on the outside, is a lost man on the inside. What’s he doing here? A guy isn’t supposed to survive eleven years in Special Forces, especially after the crazy missions he’s been assigned. Accepting the security gig in Vegas is just a favor to a friend―a way to fill time that’s become too damn empty lately. Until the cushy “babysitting job” becomes the most treacherous mission of his life, and the politician he’s protecting becomes the woman in his bed. The lover beneath his bonds. The submissive he longs to claim forever.

She’s destined for marble halls and an oval office, and he’s wired for jungles, dirt, and violence. Will her passion be enough to tame his demons? To claim the ultimate warrior as her own?

Can this be read as a standalone?
The characters are introduced in other stories but this is definitely their story. So could be read without reading others in the series.

Meet the Author


USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them.

She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords of Sin historicals, and the rebranded Honor Bound series, as well as several stand-alone titles.

Currently, she is serving as the Vice President of Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Ink Chapter.

She lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter.

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Review: Double Double Toil (Netherfeld Trilogy #2) by Amber Elby

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Published: October 1, 2018

Author: Amber Elby

Synopsis:

Six months after the events of Cauldron’s Bubble…

Alda is stranded in her remote cottage, unable to recreate the magical object that allows her to travel between time and place. Meanwhile, Dreng’s home with Miranda on a distant island begins to crumble. They both escape to Fairy Land, where they become embroiled in a battle of immortals as the clans of Queen Titania and King Oberon fight for supremacy. In order to restore order and return to their worlds, Dreng must rely on his adversary, Caliban, while Alda discovers an ally in the mysterious Ophelia. In a realm where only humans can die, will Alda and Dreng save themselves and, more importantly, each other? Or will they succumb to the fantastical powers in play? 

Double Double Toil continues to build on the world introduced in Cauldron’s Bubble by intertwining Shakespeare’s plays in a unique and exciting way, introducing their stories to new readers and established Bard fans alike. Elements and characters from Hamlet, Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet combine in this fast-paced tale of magic and adventure. Read on…

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Opinion:

This series is almost impossible to put down. Elby truly captures Shakespeare’s works with her adept writing. Double Double Toil is similar to a puzzle, in my mind, that Elby pieces together beautifully.

Cauldron’s Bubble introduced us to Alda and Dreng, and Double Double Toil continues taking us on their whirlwind journey. We travel across realms with these two, settling mainly in the fairy realm in this novel. 
No one is who they say they are or who they seem to be. Secrets are uncovered and loose ends begin to be tied. The main question hovering in my mind is WHO IS DRENG?

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★


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Release Blitz: Recall (Red Ledger #4, 5, & 6) by Meredith Wild

Recall (The Red Ledger Volume 2)

by Meredith Wild

Release Date: 13th November

Genre: Suspense/thriller

The Red Ledger, a binge-worthy suspense/thriller series with Wild’s
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Synopsis

There’s no turning back…

The second I spared Isabel’s life, everything changed. I used to deal in death wishes. Now the instinct to protect her charts the course. Because every time I turn away from her, something turns me back. She’s uncovered a side of me that I can no longer ignore. Doesn’t change the fact that she doesn’t belong in my world.

Isabel’s learning to hold her own, but nothing can prepare her for the life I’m being called back into. With a long road ahead of us, I won’t make promises I can’t keep. She can barely accept the dark deeds of my past—a bloody history spelled out in a ledger she’s more preoccupied with than I’d like. When an old associate sets a dangerous plan in motion, I can’t hide who I really am. And there’s no turning back…Buy The Book
“Meredith Wild effortlessly moves into the suspense genre, joining the ranks of James Patterson and Robert Ludlum. Thrilling, suspenseful and heart-stopping!”
-New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre
“The Red Ledger is Wild’s most daring, suspenseful, and brilliantly executed work to date.”
-USA Today bestseller Angel Payne

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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.
Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at www.meredithwild.com.
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Review: Recall (Red Ledger 4, 5, & 6) by Meredith Wild

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Published: November 13, 2018

Author: Meredith Wild

Synopsis:

There’s no turning back…

The second I spared Isabel’s life, everything changed. I used to deal in death wishes. Now the instinct to protect her charts the course. Because every time I turn away from her, something turns me back. She’s uncovered a side of me that I can no longer ignore. Doesn’t change the fact that she doesn’t belong in my world. 

Isabel’s learning to hold her own, but nothing can prepare her for the life I’m being called back into. With a long road ahead of us, I won’t make promises I can’t keep. She can barely accept the dark deeds of my past—a bloody history spelled out in a ledger she’s more preoccupied with than I’d like. When an old associate sets a dangerous plan in motion, I can’t hide who I really am. And there’s no turning back… 

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Opinion:

First of all, I want to say how happy I am that Meredith expanded the series past the six parts she originally had listed. Because I don’t know how six parts would have been enough of Tristan and Isabel. I really don’t.

I thoroughly enjoyed Recall. We got to dive deeper into Tristan and Isabel’s past. For me, Recall was more intense than Reborn. Part five was absolutely insane. Insane I tell you.

Isabel’s character development is probably my favorite, even over Tristan. We see a scared, naïve girl transform into this badass that is learning to take control of what all is happening to her. She doesn’t want to sit back anymore, she wants in. She wants to be involved in her and Tristan’s destiny. Can you say STRONG FEMALE LEAD??

The Red Ledger is MAGNIFICENT. If you haven’t check it out yet, or if you keep seeing my reviews and going on with your life, YOU ARE MISSING OUT.

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★


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Blog Tour: Conquered (Honor Bound #9 by Angel Payne

Conquered (Honor Bound 9)

by Angel Payne

Release date: 23rd October

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Synopsis

Can one turn of fate be their conquering destiny?

Jen Thorne is the resident book geek at Nellis Air Force Base, though she’s strict about keeping her fictional men separate from her real-life expectations. It’s safer, for her heart and soul, to maintain her personal life as a no-fly zone.

Until she stumbles onto Sam Mackenna’s radar.

It’s clear the Scottish RAF pilot-on loan to the Air Force for a month of cross-training-is more than Jen’s fantasy Highlander come to life. His commanding aura is as intoxicating as his golden gorgeousness, and she’s unable to resist the desire to let him dominate her in every way possible.

Never has a man unlocked more of Jen’s darkest desires and erotic yearnings-but being the man’s perfect submissive in the sheets doesn’t mean she’s his life’s destiny. Why would an alluring hunk like Sam choose a wallflower like her for anything more than his kinky booty call? Once he returns to Scotland, forgetting him will be easy-if she can prevent him from completely conquering her heart.

But that may be easier said than done.

Can this be read as a standalone?

The characters are introduced in other stories but this is definitely their story. So could be read without reading others in the series.

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Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them.

She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords of Sin historicals, and the rebranded Honor Bound series, as well as several stand-alone titles.

Currently, she is serving as the Vice President of Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Ink Chapter.

She lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter.

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Review: The Lost World (Jurassic Park #2) by Michael Crichton

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Published: 1995

448 Pages

Author: Michael Crichton

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Opinion:

Okay, I see you The Lost World. Growing up, the Jurassic Park movies were my absolute FAVORITE movies, so it is such a joy to finally have read both books. Especially since the movies have taken aspects of both books and spread them out over three/four movies. That’s right, there’s an aspect in The Lost World that is included in Jurassic World. A very small aspect, but I made the connection.

The Lost World is so different from the movies. They took certain scenes and changed them so much in the movie that reading the book was like reading something completely different from what I expected.

Okay, enough with the comparisons. The book is absolutely spectacular. A little less dinosaurs than what I wanted, and expected, as there is a huge build up to them simply getting to the island. Essentially, dinosaur bodies are washing up in Costa Rica and no one knows why or even what they are because hello, dinosaurs are extinct. And the first island was covered up so no one knew, outside of the realm of InGen/Scientists, that is even existed in the first place. Turns out InGen had another island that they abandoned and the dinos have been chillin’, doing their dino thing. And because the last island worked out so well, we’re going to go do some research and see how the dinos are surviving on their own and why they’re washing up dead.

That’s all I can say without giving away any spoilers. People die. It’s great. There’s a rex but y’all, IT ISN’T REXY. Rexy was on the other island. Chill with it. Rexy didn’t swim to Sorna from Nublar. It’s not that serious. There’s no Spino. If you’re hoping for Spino, like I was, you’ve come to the wrong book.

How’s this for my first review in months? Great, huh? I’m taking time away from reviews to finish my last semester in college. This review will be on the blog, eventually.

My Overall Rating: ★★★★★

The Lost World (Jurassic Park #2)


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