Shadow of the Forgotten by McKenna Grey and Everly Archard #blogtour #bookreview @InkSlingerPR

Today we have the blog tour for SHADOW OF THE FORGOTTEN by McKenna Grey & Everly Arcard. Check it out and grab your copy today!



Author: McKenna Grey & Everly Archard

Genre: Romantic Suspense


About Shadow of the Forgotten:

From a quaint and unsuspecting town in northern Maine comes SHADOW OF THE FORGOTTEN, the second book in the Kyndall Family Thrillers, a contemporary romantic suspense series filled with gripping intrigue, riveting romance, and nonstop adventure.

A woman preyed upon by corruption.

Heather York’s investigative career with the U.S. Marshals Service is neither glamorous nor dangerous, but when she’s thrust to the precipice of an unexpected threat, she has no choice but to wonder if she was meant to be collateral damage or the intended victim.

A man who won’t abandon her.

At a luxury lakeside lodge in Maine, Jordan Kyndall’s plans to celebrate the wedding of his college roommate go awry before the happy couple has a chance to say “I do.” Jordan anticipated a good time with old friends. Instead, he stumbles upon a gruesome scene in the picturesque woods of the woman whose lifeless body unexpectedly stirs his protective nature.

An obsession that could destroy them both.

As the threat against them grows and the questions multiply, they’ll have to trust each other—and their feelings—if they’re going to survive.

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Shadow of the Forgotten – Book Two

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Catch up on the Series:

Blade of Death – short prequel

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The Dragon’s Staircase – Book One

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About McKenna Grey & Everly Archard:

McKenna Grey is the contemporary alter-ego of an award-winning historical romance and western author. Never one to limit her imagination, she ventured into the realm of contemporary romantic suspense and thrillers where she blends touches of romance with gripping adventure and mystery. She also writes sweet contemporary stories to break up the murder and mayhem. Visit to learn more.

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Everly Archard is the pseudonym of an award-winning paranormal and fantasy romance author. Her passion for romance with an edge led her to explore the world of romantic suspense. Visit to learn more.

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Enter the Giveaway:


4 suspenseful stars🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is a romantic suspense that is heavier on the suspense then the romance…. as a fan of the thriller/suspense genre this was not a problem for me at all…. however if you are picking this book up for the romance it really does take a backseat to the thrills….

Jordan and Heather meet at a friends wedding in Maine…. there is an initial strong attraction, but soon after their meeting people start getting killed…. is the true target of the killer really Heather?

This is where my one major problem with the book comes in…. Jordan has known Heather for fewer than 24 hours and yet he is willing to risk the life of himself and his family for her…. really? I mean Jordan seems like a great guy and his family is awesome, but this was slightly implausible to me….. however this isn’t necessarily all that uncommon in books, so I decided to go with it….

So now Heather is in danger and Jordan is determined to protect her at all costs…. but why is this killer so fascinated with her, is it related to her job? And if so who is behind it? There were some definite intense moments in this book, and really towards the end I could not wait to find out what was really going on….. and as an avid psychological thriller reader of course I was twisting it a little more than it needed to be twisted, but the ending was interesting and satisfying…..

My favorite part about this book was the relationship between Jordan and his siblings… loved how there they were for one another….. would absolutely read another story in this series…. especially if it were about Owen… would like to know more about him….

*** thank you to the author for gifting me with a copy of this book ***

Prepare to be Twisted,


The Little Cottage on the Hill by Emma Davies #bookreview @EmDaviesAuthor @bookouture

The Little Cottage on the Hill

The Little Cottage on the Hill by Emma Davies

3.75 quaint stars 🌟🌟🌟.75


There’s blossom in the trees and daffodils as far as the eye can see. Maddie is looking forward to a fresh start in the countryside, but there’s just one little problem…

Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, twenty-six-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job…

Yet when she arrives, Maddie is horrified to find a rundown old farm in a terrible state. The brooding and secretive owner, Seth, spent all his money on leasing the land when he fell in love with the beautiful, dishevelled farm cottages and the very romantic story behind them.

When Maddie discovers an old painting by the original owner’s wife, she unlocks the secret of the farm’s history and quickly realises she must start getting her hands dirty if this very special place is going to have any chance of survival. As she and Seth begin working together, the stunning view from the top of the hill is not the only thing that’s leaving her breathless…

After weeks of hard work the dream looks like it might become a reality, until a secret from Maddie’s past threatens to snatch it all away again. Can Maddie find a way to save the business and herself? Will she finally find a place to keep her heart within the crumbling walls of the little cottage on the hill?


Well now I want to go visit this little cottage on the hill, it certainly was charming! This book was a fun easy read but definitely light on the romance…..

The characters in this book were people you’d want to meet, maybe when on vacation at this little cottage…. however as likable as they were, they weren’t as well developed as I would have liked…. especially Seth and Maddie the two main characters…. the book starts out rather abruptly almost like the prologue was left out…. I just would’ve appreciated more of a backstory on both of them….

Maddie fled her high-pressure London job and headed to the country to help restore Joy’s Acre…. Seth is the owner and Maddie and he have very different ideas for the renovation…. it was fun watching these two along with Clara, Trixie, and Thomas, reach some agreement on the renovation…. and I learned a lot about roof Thatching!(Something I hope I never need to put into practice)

This was a fun easy read perfect for a little getaway….

*** i’d like to thank the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Have a Fun Easy Day,


Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely

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Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Picture perfect stars


The first time I met him, his sexy British accent almost talked me into giving him my number on the spot. The second time, he nearly charmed the panties off me with his wit. Then I learned he’s the key to success in my new job in Paris. The man who tempts me into fling-worthy dirty daydreams has turned out to be my personal translator, and his accent is the hottest thing I’ve ever heard.
My mantra is simple — Don’t mix business with pleasure. I do my best to resist him as he teaches me how to converse with my co-workers, navigate the metro and order the perfect bottle of wine at dinner. But I also figure out how to tell the charming and clever man what I most want to say — that I want him to take me back to his flat — tonight.
Except there’s a catch…

One more assignment before I take off on my big adventure…

And it involves the toughest work ever — resisting the fetching American woman I spend all my days with. But you know what they say about best intentions. Soon, we’re spending our nights tangled together, and I don’t want to let her go. The trouble is, my wanderlust is calling to me, and before we know it I’ll be traveling the globe to fulfill a promise I made long ago.

What could possibly go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Nothing…unless one of you is leaving.


When you read a Lauren Blakely book you always know that you are going to get a good story.

This one was no exception, I love her characters that she writes, especially her females as she makes them so likable.

I love the fact that Lauren released this book on audio first, it just shows how far audios have come :o)

This was a sweet love story between Joy and Griffin.

Meet Joy

Joy starts a brand new job in a new country, she has moved to Paris and cannot wait, the only thing is she doesn’t know any French and has to rely on a translator to help her.

June has a passion for smells, and luckily bags herself her dream job working for a fragrance company.

June is a very likable character, she doesn’t come across as one of these blushing “oh my” women that you read about sometimes, nope she’s an independent woman and she can do it all on her own thank you very much!

Meet Griffin

Griffin is a Brit, working in Paris as a translator.

He is planning to leave in 1 month’s time and travel somewhere else, he doesn’t like to stay in one place for too long, he has a strong impulse to travel and explore the world (he has a Wanderlust).

He has nearly packed all of his bags ready for his big trip, he just has one more job to do, he is asked to help as a translator for a new person starting a job in a fragrance company.


Ms Blakely has managed to catch the beauty and essence of Paris, the sights and scents of the air were there when I closed my eyes and listened to Grace Grant and Richard Armitage telling me this wonderful romance story.

This is a slow burner guys, friends to lovers, the best kind, prepare to be swooned!

Many thanks to the Author and the “Lovely Listeners” for my copy.

Enjoy the Burn,



Hero, an all-new sexy standalone romance by Lauren Rowe is coming March 12th!


A standalone contemporary romance in the MORGAN BROTHERS SERIES from USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe. The story of firefighter Colby Morgan that proves heroes come in many forms . .

The first time I laid eyes on Lydia Decker, I couldn’t speak. Or breathe. Or string two coherent thoughts together.

And I don’t mean any of that figuratively.

I’m not talking about a guy being floored by the sight of a gorgeous woman—although, of course, Lydia is gorgeous beyond words.

No, when I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker—my physical therapist—I was lying flat on my back in the ICU, high as a kite on painkillers, breathing on a ventilator, my bones as broken and splintered as my spirit.

When I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker, she was a ray of light in the dark. Hope for the hopeless. A salve for my singed and battered soul.

She said she’d been assigned to fix me. That she was there to bring me back to life. She said helping me was her calling.

And then she touched me. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. She healed me.

And I fell in love.

But what I didn’t know . . . what I couldn’t possibly know . . . was that Lydia Decker needed fixing far more than I ever did.


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“Okay, everyone. I’m sorry to shut this party down, but it’s closing time at the bar. Colby and I have some physical therapy to do.”

Relief floods me. That’s exactly what I was wishing she’d do—clear them all out so we can be alone.

Goodbyes are said. Hugs are administered. And, finally, blessedly, it’s just Lydia and me. “Alone at last, Mr. Morgan,” she says, taking the seat next to my bed.

I slide my hand in hers. “Alone at last, Miss Decker. There is a God.”

She smiles. “You might not say that after I get through with you. Some of what we’re going to do together is going to be extremely frustrating for you, I’m sure.”

“Bring it, beautiful lady. As long as you’re the one administering the torture, I’ll enjoy every second of it.” She rolls her eyes.

“Okay, Mr. Flirty Pants. Enough with that. Let’s get serious for a second. Okay?”

I smile broadly. “What? I can’t say you’re beautiful? Because you are. You’re drop dead gorgeous, actually. I’ve never seen a more spectacularly gorgeous woman in my life.”

She’s fighting not to smile too big and it’s adorable. “Thank you. Sweet of you to say. Incredibly ridiculous, but sweet. Unfortunately, though, we don’t have time to sit here and talk about my earth-shattering beauty all day. You’re not my only patient.”

“I wish I were.”

“So do I.”

My heart lurches.

She clears her throat. “I shouldn’t have said that. Forget I said that.”

She blushes. “Momentary insanity brought on by your outrageous charm.” She takes a deep breath like she’s pressing some internal restart button. “Okay. In all seriousness. This is going to be a long, hard road for you, Colby. But I want you to know you’re not walking it alone. Inch by inch, step by step, I’ll be right here with you, okay? My job is helping you get back to being you as quickly as possible.”

Electricity surges through my veins, and not because of her words. Because of the zap I feel through the touch of our palms. Her incredible energy is physically palpable. “Thank you,” I whisper, my eyes locked with hers, my fingers zipping and zapping with the influx of her energy into my body. “I wouldn’t want to be on this journey with anyone but you, Lydia. I don’t want anyone else.”

About Lauren Rowe

USA Today and internationally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever- patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. To find out about Lauren’s upcoming releases and giveaways, sign up for Lauren’s emails at Lauren loves to hear from readers! Send Lauren an email from her website, say hi on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook by searching for @laurenrowebooks.


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Next to Die by T.J. Brearton #bookreview #mystery @BreartonTJ @bookouture

Next to Die

Next to Die by T.J. Brearton

4 Who done it? Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟


Bobbi caught a glimpse of the car, saw the blood splashed across the front seats, and felt the nausea rise up. It should have been her who was working last night, not Harriet. It should have been her.

When a social worker is brutally murdered, Detectives Mike Nelson and Lena Overton are straight on the scene. But with a long list of potential suspects, can they work out who’s next before the killer strikes again?

It’s Lake Haven’s first murder in eighteen years, and the community is terrified – especially Bobbi, who was not only supposed to be on duty that night, but also has the same long dark hair as Harriet and drives the same blue car. Now Bobbi lives in constant fear that the murderer will be back for her

When Mike and Lena make a link to a missing-persons case and uncover a wide-spread grudge against social services, they know they’re close to uncovering the killer – but can they connect the last few dots and stop him before he takes another victim?


This is the sixth book in the North County series….. in general I do not like picking up books in the middle of a series, however this book did work as a standalone…. The only thing I probably missed out on is the connection with the characters…. not sure if Mike and Lena are in previous books (I’ll need to check out the blurbs of the previous books)…..

The book starts out with the murder of a woman who works for child protective services….. is it connected to a previous murder of a woman in the same line of work? Is it a case of mistaken identity? Is it her son? This book definitely did not have a shortage of suspects….. i’d have to say the author did a really good job of keeping things complicated, but simple….. The book went in a lot of different directions, yet I was never lost or confused…. additionally I found the ending very plausible and satisfying… even though I didn’t necessarily see it coming….

Where the book fell just a little short for me was with the characters…. I would’ve liked even more backstory when it came to Mike and Lena…. now this could be because this is the sixth book and I missed that in the previous books…. so that’s really on me…. I do have to say though as a plot driven police procedural (not always my favorite) this book definitely held my attention…..

Recommend to all fans of police procedurals with a very strong plot…

*** thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Stay Safe,


Sunday Swaps – Slouch Witch by Helen Harper

Slouch Witch

Slouch Witch by Helen Harper

🌟🌟🌟·5 ok stars


Let’s get one thing straight – Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact, she’s probably the last witch in the world who you’d call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities. If it were down to Ivy, she’d spend all day every day on her sofa where she could watch TV, munch junk food and talk to her feline familiar to her heart’s content.

However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she’s yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch, the investigative department of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Her problems are quadrupled when a valuable object is stolen right from under the Order’s noses. It doesn’t exactly help that she’s been magically bound to Adeptus Exemptus Raphael Winter. He might have piercing sapphire eyes and a body which a cover model would be proud of but, as far as Ivy’s concerned, he’s a walking advertisement for the joyless perils of too much witch-work.

And if he makes her go to the gym again, she’s definitely going to turn him into a frog.


This was an ok read for me not brilliant but not terrible.

World building was also nice and easy for a non Witch book loving person like me.

This definitely pulled me out of my comfort zone, and I like to do that because sometimes you find an absolute gem of a book, unfortunately for me this wasn’t one however I did enjoy it.

Ivy and winter had some really good banter between each other and I love the fact that she was a lazy Witch, something that I would totally be.

I’m not sure if I would rush out to buy book 2 but I may get round to reading it in the future.

🌹Thank you to my lovely flower Berit for the recommendation, sorry i didn’t love it too.

Be a Little Lazy Today,


Sunday Swaps – Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie #bookreview #romance @KBRitchie

Addicted To You

Addicted to You by Krista Ritchie

4.25 addicting stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25


She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.


addiction: to be physiologically or compulsively dependent upon something that is habit-forming…

This is the love story of Lily and Lo…. Friends since childhood… now romantically involved… both with demons they need to battle…Lo is a major alcoholic….. Lily is addicted to sex( an addiction I think we all find a little harder to understand than most)…..

Lily and Lo are both tragic and beautiful together…. they both seem to feed each other’s addiction…. not even sure who was more of a hot mess, but it sure was complicated….

Interestingly enough I’m not sure if I cared for either of the main characters…. the jury is still out on that…. however I really did grow to like the secondary characters…. Connor, Ryke, and Lily’s sister Rose…. Connor definitely added some comic relief he must be one of the most arrogant characters ever, but it really worked in this book! Even though I didn’t necessarily love Lily and Lo I sure wanted them to find that happily ever after…..

I think the author did a good job of portraying the ugly side of addiction…. As somebody who is very fortunate not to suffer from any type of addiction (with the exception perhaps of caffeine) my life and my kids lives have still been touched by it…. and it is hard for everybody involved…. this book I believe painted a realistic view of addiction it was messy…. additionally even though Lily was a sex addict there weren’t many if any overly graphic sex scenes….

I’d recommend this to fans of angsty romance💕 just know it ends on a cliffhanger…..

🌹 this book is part of #SundaySwap with my blog partner and I….. we recommend books to each other that are a little out of our comfort zone, curious to see what she thought of her witch book😇

Beware Addiction,



The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine #bookreview #thriller

The Last Mrs. Parrish

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

4.5 superb stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5


Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne and her husband, Jackson—the beautiful philanthropist and the confident real estate mogul—are a golden couple straight out of a fairy tale, blessed with two lovely young daughters.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive–if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life, the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrish family, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.


WOW! What a fun ride that was! The only reason this book is not getting the full five stars is it was a bit slow to start…. but once it hit about 40% WOWZA things went sideways…. and I loved it!

I just read and reviewed The Wife Between Us and really enjoyed it…. It is very similar to this book…. so I can’t help but compare and I’d have to say I enjoyed this book more….. and the reason for this is I adored and hated these characters so much….

Amber was the perfect girl you had to hate…. although I have to admit up until that first twist I was rooting for her a tiny bit (don’t judge…😉) then we have Daphne… I can’t even tell you how I feel about Daphne because that would ruin things, but such a well developed character my feelings for her were all over the place throughout this book (I so much want to say something right now but I can’t🤫🤭)

Ugh! I am so jealous of you who have not already read this… you have such a wonderful treat ahead of you….. so just pick this book up sit back relax and enjoy the crazy ride! And keep in mind good things come to those who wait….. Think of the beginning of this book as that huge hill you go up on a roller coaster before things start going sideways and crazy…. it isn’t necessarily the best part of the ride, but it’s necessary to get you to that place where things go wild!

PS: And for those of you who have read this already that ending! Perfection🐢

🎧🎧🎧 Duel narration done perfectly! Five stars for Suzanne Elise Freeman and Meghan Wolf…. and what was really wonderful is that you could absolutely distinguish between their voices, sometimes with multiple narrators of the same gender it is hard to do, but this was not the case with this book! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hope you like Roller Coasters,


The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen #bookreview #thriller

The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

4.25 wild and crazy stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25


When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.

You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.

Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.


Wow! This book and The Last Mrs. Parrish were remarkably similar… I thoroughly enjoyed both books, and it is impossible not to compare…. However, I think I found The Last Mrs. Parrish A little more compelling…. I will also be posting my review for that book today, finally!

Well, onto this book, where to start without giving too much away…. Vanessa is the scorned ex-wife, trying to make life hell for her replacement…. or is she? Richard is the perfect doting husband always there for his wife to lean on….. or is he? As I’m sure all my avid psychological thriller reading friends know, things are not always as they seem….

Vanessa was a very complicated character and I grew to really like her by the end of this book…. I loved how the story was told…. it started out leading you in one direction and then took a giant turn in another direction…..

The last 25% of this book was unputdownable….. it was crazy….. twist after twist after twist….. and just when I thought there could not be any more yet another twist! An absolutely wonderful surprising ending to this book!

I would absolutely recommend to all fans of psychological thrillers!

PS: at the end of The audiobook there was an interview with the authors…. I found it very interesting that they wrote this book in tandem…. rather than passing it back-and-forth like most others who collaborate on a book do…. sure hope they decide to collaborate again because this was fabulous!

🎧🎧🎧 audiobook narration 5 fabulous stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Julia Whalen is absolutely one of my all-time favorite narrators! Ever since amazing Amy…. she has held a special Space in my audiobook heart💕

Read Between the Lies,


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline #FlashbackFriday #bookreview

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

☆☆☆☆☆ Florescent jelly shoe stars!


In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.


Wow I loved this book.

If you fancy rooting in the back of your closet and finding your old leg warmers, jelly shoes, ra-ra skirts and different colored luminous socks, then this is the book for you.

With references throughout to the 80’s from movies to music and beyond, this book brought out my inner nerd, and I didn’t even know I had one.

Anyway I’d love to chat, but I’m just sticking on my Wham 12″ vinyl and crimping my hair……..everyone sing after me, “Club Tropicana drinks are freeeeeeeee! !! ”

You don’t need any blurb, go on and give it a try ……you might like it.

Excellently narrated by Wil Wheaton of Star trek / Big bang Theory fame, this book is a must for all of you 80’s fans, read it before the movie comes out later on in the year.

Like, Read on Dude!