Dark, Fantasy, Favorites, Reviews

REVIEW: Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire #1) by Jay Kristoff

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Synopsis:

From holy cup comes holy light;
The faithful hands sets world aright.
And in the Seven Martyrs’ sight,
Mere man shall end this endless night.


It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order couldn’t stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains.

Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope:

The Holy Grail.

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Nevernight Chronicle, Jay Kristoff, comes the first book of an astonishing illustrated dark fantasy saga.


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MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

Where do I even begin? I truly have so much to say and so many emotions that it’s hard to pick where to start this review…

Well, I suppose I should start with the fact that I have been a Jay Kristoff fan for a while. I read Illuminae first and later read Nevernight by him. Both of which, I really enjoyed. They were very different but spoke to me in their own ways. I heard about this book years ago when Jay first started promoting it. I was so stoked for it to come out in 2020, but it was pushed back to 2021 for understandable reasons. Anyways, I knew the general premise of Gabe telling the story and that it was about a world with evil vampires. I was a little leery because male main characters can be a real miss for me and vampires aren’t a genre I gravitate towards. But after seeing what Jay did with Illuminae and Nevernight, I was willing to give this book a go.

After watching Jay promote this book and the hype train get bigger and bigger, I let myself fall deep into the train. I somehow own 21 editions of this book. No, that is not an exaggeration. A small part of me worried that I was wasting my money if I disliked this, but a louder part of me had confidence that Jay would make me fall in love with this world. So I dove full on in and on release day, I was up at the book store buying yet another copy of this book as soon as they opened.

After quite literally consuming this book these past few days, I can say that every single penny that I spent was worth it. This book is without a doubt in my top three favorite books of all time. And I absolutely love that because it has become so hard to find books now that can become top favorites like that. It hasn’t happened for me in years at this point. I don’t think there is an accurate way for me to put my feelings towards this book down on paper. There are so many wordless emotions I have and deep feelings that I could never portray by speaking them. All I can say is that this book spoke to me. It gripped my heart and made me never want to leave. The characters felt so raw and real to me and the world felt the same. The broken parts of this world hurt so bad and the small glimpses of hope that these characters had warmed my heart.

“If he wanted a war, I would be it. If he wanted a fear, let it be me.”


Gabriel- Despite struggling with some male characters in the past, I am happy to say that I bonded with Gabe pretty much instantly. From the beginning prologue-like chapters, I felt a pull to him. I wanted to see what made this broken, jaded, smart ass man the way he is. And after reading this story and the small amount he told us (in the grand scheme of this being 1 of 3 books), I can say that I love him with my heart and soul. A part of me connected in an indescribable way to the part of him that has lost something. As someone who has gone through loss, I can say that the way Gabe deals with it and how it was portrayed felt so realistic to me, that I found myself tearing up at the smallest glimpses of Gabe’s pain. I felt a bond with him that only people who have lost those closest to them can feel and there are no words that I can give you to describe what that means to me. To have a character speak to those dark and broken parts of myself is something that I don’t know if I’ve ever truly had. And I can’t think Jay Kristoff enough for that, truly.

“May I present Dior Lachance, Prince of Thieves, Lord of Liars, and incorrigible little bastard.”


Dior- I might be starting to sound like a broken record at this point, but it’s hard to describe how I feel about Dior. When I think about her, I just get this light and giddy feeling. She was one of my favorite parts of this book and the whole plot twist surrounding her gender completely blew my mind. Like I just sat there for 10 minutes after that chapter staring in to space, thinking about how mind blowing it was. I 100% did not see it coming at all, not even a little bit. The rest of the book, I was almost always smiling when she was around. Her banter with Gabriel was fantastic and seeing their relationship grow both broke and mended my heart. I am scared to death for Dior’s safety in the future books and I am not ready for the inevitable separation of her and Gabe.

“Because I miss them, like a piece of me is missing. And I love them, like love is all I was. And there is nothing I’d not do, no depth to which I’d not sink, no price I wouldn’t pay to have them back and here with me. Because they were my all and my everything.”


Astrid- I loved Astrid. I adored all the parts with her in it and I couldn’t get enough scenes with her. She knew what she wanted and went after it with her whole self. I definitely got strong Mia Corvere vibes and I’m honestly down for that! The only complaint I would have is that I wish we got just a little more of her and more development of her and Gabe’s relationship.

“You play a game you cannot win.”


Liathe- Did I know she was going to be important in some way? Yes, because she kept appearing and Jay put a lot of emphasis on her character. Did I have any idea she was going to be who she was until like the page before we found out? No. Once again, this was a plot twist I did not see coming at all. And to be honest she is one of the characters I am the most excited for in the future books. I have a feeling the relationship and the dynamics between her and Gabe in the future books will be rocky and heartbreaking. I’m also dying to know what she wants with Dior and what her true motivations are.

“It matters not what you hold faith in. But you must hold faith in something.”


Aaron & Chloe- These are the two that I probably had the biggest emotional changes about over the course of the book. Aaron, I hated and could not stand at the beginning, but I adored him by the end. Chloe, I really liked and was rooting for in the beginning, to only hate by the end.

“Hearts only bruise. They never break.”


Justice and Jezebel- Yes, these two characters deserve their own section because they were the MVPs of this book. My heart was ripped out of my chest when they both died and I am truly not okay with it.

“I didn’t give this sword a name, girl. She came with one.”


Ashdrinker- A talking sword that has been broken and has a mysterious past you say?? There is literally nothing else you could say to have me more intrigued.

”Thou shalt suffer for this, Silversaint. And it shall be legendary.”


The Forever King & the Vampires- It has been a while since the villains of a story truly scared me, but the ones in this book for sure did. They were evil incarnate, and Jay did the vampire thing so well! I truly see how this entity that puts no value in time is scary and feels like such a big obstacle to overcome.

I could sit here and try to go over all my feelings about the rest of the characters but there are truly so many that it would take hours. The rest of the characters I had probably the appropriate feelings you’re supposed to have. Some I changed how I felt over the course of the book and others I felt lukewarm about.

“We believe in life after death because oblivion is too dark an abyss to stare into. We tell ourselves our creator cares, because the thought of a maker who doesn’t is too terrifying to consider.”


There is one more thing I wanted to talk about before we get to the end of this review. And that would religion and the role it plays in this story. I am personally religious, so seeing what Jay did with it in this book was interesting. Seeing Gabe go through this roller coaster of believing in it, losing his faith, and then finally putting it back into Dior broke my heart and sealed it back together again. Whenever religion and God were brought up in this book, I could tell that Jay Kristoff had thought about these things before and it made Gabe’s journey feel easier to connect to. I’ve never seen something like that and there were times where it brought me to tears.

To end this review, all there is left to say is that this book left its mark. Almost instantly after finishing it, I felt one of the worst book hangovers of my life come over and it hurt to know there was nothing left to read. I went to bed thinking about this book, I dreamed about it multiple times during the night, and it was the first thing I thought about when I woke up. If that doesn’t speak to how much I love this book, I don’t know what does. I went through one of the biggest emotional roller coasters I’ve gone on in a long time while reading this. There were literally points where there were tears streaming down my face for thirty minutes straight and parts where I was so angry at what was happening to these characters that I was shaking. But all of that just speaks to how beautifully written this book was… And I wouldn’t trade it for the world! There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe how much this story means to me or how much I need the next book!

Dark, Fantasy, Favorites, Illumicrate Unboxings, Romance, TBR

UNBOXING: April Illumicrate “Dearly Departed” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m back with another Illumicrate unboxing today! This box was a bit late but it’s here now and I could not be more excited!


The Book:

The book this month is absolutely STUNNING!!! First off, I could not be more in love with the book pick itself. A dark, polyamorous romance you say??? HELL TO THE YES!!! Add on the stenciled edges, exclusive endpapers, and one of the prettiest art prints I have ever seen and this has GOT to be one of my most favorite books I’ve ever gotten! I can’t wait to dive into this read!


The Items:

The Beautiful Mason Jar Glass by @thatslovelydearshop
Dread Nation Sickle Key Ring by @palaceofresin
Gideon the Ninth Magnets by @_saintdri
Monthly Enamel Pin by @stacey.mcevoy.caunt
Nevernight Book Organizer by @rosdottir

As far as the items go this month, I think Illumicrate did well for the most part. A majority of their budget had to have gone to the book pot, so with that in mind, the other items were better quality than I would have thought.

While gorgeous, the book pot isn’t my favorite they’ve ever done. I love the Egyptian mythology theme, but their Forgotten Fables and Folklore book pot is still my favorite.

My favorite item BY FAR is the Nevernight book organizer! I am not ashamed to say that I’ve already put it to good use, housing some of my books! My least favorite item has to be the key ring. It’s not awful, but it’s not my fandom and you run out of enthusiasm for them after a while!


Next Month’s Box (May):

I’m excited for next month’s (this month’s lol?) box. I love me some stenciled edges so I’m looking forward to those. I am also looking forward to the Addie LaRue and City of Brass items!


Overall, I did enjoy this month’s box. The Nevernight item made the box pretty much worth it items wise, but what really sold me was the book! It’s probably my favorite pick from Illumicrate so far this year, not gonna lie!

~Autumn💕

ARCs, Contemporary, Dark, Reverse Harem, Romance, Teaser Blast

TEASER 2: Ignite Me (Watch Me Burn #4) by R.E. Bond

“I wondered if this time, maybe he’d actually kill me.”


🔥 Have you pre-ordered your copy of Ignite Me yet?!🔥
Title: Ignite Me
Series: Watch Me Burn
Book: 4
Release Date: 10th March 2021

Blurb
We’re going to be okay.
We’re broken, but we’ll rebuild.
If we can all get along, long enough to deal with this shit.
Who decides to get involved with so many guys and thinks it’s going to be smooth
sailing?
Spoiler alert, it’s not.
The guys are totally going to start killing each other soon.
Lukas and Jensen can’t seem to figure their relationship out.
Skeeter and Marco might kill each other one of these days.
If it gets any worse, I might just kill them myself.
With the Devils and Psychos working alongside each other, things are calmer.
Well, other than the Psychos recruiting some newbies.
Oh, and Satan’s Soldiers are back in town with a new leader, so that’s just wonderful.
My guys keep showing me every day that this is real, and I’m so in love it’s gross.
Family has become everything to me, but I wish they’d let me handle my own shit.
It’s a shame there’s no hope at saving my sister from my revenge.
She dug her own grave.
I know I said red was my colour, but I’m getting pretty good at wearing orange.
Don’t cross me, it’s goddamn simple.

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ARCs, Contemporary, Dark, Reverse Harem, Romance, Teaser Blast

TEASER: Ignite Me (Watch Me Burn #4) by R.E. Bond

“He could’ve done anything to me while we were naked and I would’ve let him.”

🔥 Have you pre-ordered your copy of Ignite Me yet?!🔥

Title: Ignite Me

Series: Watch Me Burn

Book: 4

Release Date: 10th March 2021

Blurb

We’re going to be okay.

We’re broken, but we’ll rebuild.

If we can all get along, long enough to deal with this shit.

Who decides to get involved with so many guys and thinks it’s going to be smooth sailing?

Spoiler alert, it’s not.

The guys are totally going to start killing each other soon.

Lukas and Jensen can’t seem to figure their relationship out.

Skeeter and Marco might kill each other one of these days.

If it gets any worse, I might just kill them myself.

With the Devils and Psychos working alongside each other, things are calmer.

Well, other than the Psychos recruiting some newbies.

Oh, and Satan’s Soldiers are back in town with a new leader, so that’s just wonderful.

My guys keep showing me every day that this is real, and I’m so in love it’s gross.

Family has become everything to me, but I wish they’d let me handle my own shit.

It’s a shame there’s no hope at saving my sister from my revenge.

She dug her own grave.

I know I said red was my colour, but I’m getting pretty good at wearing orange.

Don’t cross me, it’s goddamn simple.

🔥 Pre-order🔥

mybook.to/IgniteMeREBond

🔥 Goodreads TBR🔥

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56625867-ignite-me

🔥 Start the series here🔥

getbook.at/PrettyLiesREBond 

🔥 Join R.E. Bond’s readers group🔥

https://www.facebook.com/groups/prettypsychos

🔥 Check out the new website and sign up for the newsletter🔥

https://www.rebondbooks.com/

#igniteme #book4 #watchmeburnseries #rebond #preorder #amazon #rorydonovan #reverseharem #whychoose #darkromance #streetcrews #rorysfinalbook #KindleUnlimited #kindle #mm #marchrelease #Bloodypsychos @R.E.Bond

ARCs, Contemporary, Dark, Release Blitz/Blast, Reviews, Romance

RELEASE BLAST (+ARC Review): Stalker Anthology

You should never fall for the bad guy…
Over thirty of your favorite USA Today and bestselling authors have come together to create an epic collection of forbidden, dark romance stories.
Get lost in this unputdownable mixture of short stories. From heroes to bad guys, there’s something for
everyone.

stalk·er
A person who stalks : a person who pursues someone obsessively.
Stalkers is a taboo romance collection jam-packed with captivating stories.

Buy Links:
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Participating Authors:
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Yolanda Olson: https://www.facebook.com/yolandasendlesswords/
Ally Vance: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAllyVance/
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N. Isabelle Blanco: https://www.facebook.com/nisabelleblanco/
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Claire C. Riley: https://www.facebook.com/ClaireCRileyAuthor/
Shannon Youngblood: https://www.amazon.com/Shannon-Youngblood/
Kat T. Masen: https://www.facebook.com/kattmasen/
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Cassia Brightmore: https://www.facebook.com/CassiaBrightmoreAuthor/
A.K. MacBride: https://www.facebook.com/akmacbride/
Ryleigh Sloan: https://www.facebook.com/ryleighsloanauthor/
Erin Trejo: https://www.facebook.com/authorerintrejo/
C. Firecox: https://amzn.to/2Z3yzLw
Michelle Pace: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleKisnerPace/
M.A. Foster: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorM.A.Foster/
Cora Kenborn: https://www.corakenborn.com
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ARC Review:

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I highly enjoyed this anthology. It gave me all of the dark, taboo romance feelings I was looking for and there were a wide variety of stories to enjoy. Obviously, I enjoyed some more than others but they were ultimately all really good. This anthology definitely got me interested in checking out some of these authors’ other works!

Contemporary, Dark, Release Blitz/Blast, Reverse Harem, Romance

RELEASE BLAST: Veiled by Ruby Smoke

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When the Light and the Dark Collide…
Who will Maintain the Balance within the Veil


For hundreds of years, magic users have grown up with the misconception that their magic has no true origin; that they were simply gifted more than mere-mortals. 

This control of the narrative has suited the Fae, for their existence has been hidden; their kingdoms beyond the Veil secure. There has been a tenuous balance within the realms and for thousands of years the Fae have been secure in their traditions…their rule. 

That is, until the uprising of a dark queen; because as with all things bound by nature, with unbalance comes destruction. 

Until the prophecy of change was whispered throughout the realms there was an ever present sense of desolation. 

Now? There is hope.

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Hudson Jacobs has no idea of the changes that are about to take her life by storm. No idea of the plans put into motion by those who know of her existence and wish to not only protect her, but solidify the prophecy by any means necessary. 

The only question is, will her destiny ultimately protect her or destroy her and those she holds dear to her heart. 

When the stakes are darkness or light, life or death, will Hudson embrace her new life or will the tenuous Veil between the mortal and Fae Realm, destroy her before she gets that chance?
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Blog Tour, Contemporary, Dark, Release Blitz/Blast, Romance, TBR, Teaser Blast

BLOG TOUR (+EXCERPT): Condemned To Love by Siobhan Davis

Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir.
Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them?

Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most
powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where

power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency.

Celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Sin City should be fun for Sierra Lawson, but
events take a deadly turn when she ends up in a private club, surrounded by dangerous

men who always get what they want.
And they want her.

Ben can’t believe his ex’s little sister is all grown up, stunningly beautiful, and close to
being devoured by some of the most ruthless men he has ever known. The Vegas trip is
about strengthening ties, but he won’t allow his associates to ruin her perfection.
Although it comes at a high price, saving Sierra is his only choice.

The memory of Ben’s hands on her body is seared into Sierra’s flesh for eternity. She
doesn’t regret that night. Not even when she discovers the guy she was crushing on as
a teenager is a cold, calculating killer with dark impulses and lethal enemies who want

him dead.

Understanding the risks, she walks away from the only man she will ever love, stowing
her secrets securely in her heart. Until the truth becomes leverage and Sierra is drawn
into a bloody war—a pawn in a vicious game she doesn’t want to play.
As the web of deceit is finally revealed, Ben will stop at nothing to protect Sierra. Even if
loving her makes him weak. In a world where women serve a sole purpose, and
alliances mean the difference between life and death, can he fight for love and win?

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3qMGpnW

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/condemnedtolove
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2Mhe1vg


EXCERPT:

SIERRA

Just as I was starting to lose my anger, it returns full force, slapping me in the
face. “I don’t want your dirty money!” I hiss, prodding my finger in his chest.
An amused grin spreads across his mouth, and I want to scream. “I run several
successful legitimate businesses. I assure you my money is about as dirty as yours.”
He has an answer for everything. It’s infuriating. “You truly have no shame,” I seethe.
How dare he invade my privacy like this. He has no right. “Next, you’ll be telling me you
know my bra size.”
His eyes lower to my chest, and I scowl, wanting to wrap my arms around myself to
deprive him of the view. But I won’t give him the satisfaction of letting him know how
much he is getting to me either, so I don’t move a muscle.
“You were definitely a B cup in Vegas, but I’m guessing you’re a C cup now.” He
steps a little closer, and though my instinct is to fall back, I stand my ground, refusing to
let this asshole intimidate me again. Bending down, he presses his warm mouth to my
ear. “I would need to conduct a physical exam to make an accurate assessment.”

I push him away, glaring at him. “You’re a pig.”
His lips pull up at the corners. “I don’t remember you complaining in Vegas. In fact, I
distinctly remember you begging me to suck harder on your nipples as I plowed my
cock into your greedy pussy.”
“Get out!” I bark, pointing at the door. “Just go.”
He winks, and I invoke every shred of willpower I possess not to lunge at him and
gouge out his eyeballs.
“Until tomorrow.” He gives me a curt nod before exiting my kitchen, and I slump back
in my chair, relieved he is gone but a little disappointed too.

Contemporary, Dark, Release Blitz/Blast, Romance, TBR

RELEASE BLITZ: Condemned To Love by Siobhan Davis

“There’s a reason Siobhan Davis is at the tippy-top of romance: she never fails to
deliver. Condemned to Love is no exception! It was action-packed, full of
surprises and reveals, and most importantly, sexy steamy romance.” – Sophie Lark, International bestselling author

Condemned to Love, an all-new stand-alone dark mafia romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!

Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them?

Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most
powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency.

Celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Sin City should be fun for Sierra Lawson, but
events take a deadly turn when she ends up in a private club, surrounded by dangerous men who always get what they want.

And they want her.

Ben can’t believe his ex’s little sister is all grown up, stunningly beautiful, and close to
being devoured by some of the most ruthless men he has ever known. The Vegas trip is
about strengthening ties, but he won’t allow his associates to ruin her perfection.
Although it comes at a high price, saving Sierra is his only choice.

The memory of Ben’s hands on her body is seared into Sierra’s flesh for eternity. She
doesn’t regret that night. Not even when she discovers the guy she was crushing on as
a teenager is a cold, calculating killer with dark impulses and lethal enemies who want him dead.

Understanding the risks, she walks away from the only man she will ever love, stowing
her secrets securely in her heart. Until the truth becomes leverage and Sierra is drawn
into a bloody war—a pawn in a vicious game she doesn’t want to play.

As the web of deceit is finally revealed, Ben will stop at nothing to protect Sierra. Even if
loving her makes him weak. In a world where women serve a sole purpose, and
alliances mean the difference between life and death, can he fight for love and win?
Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3qMGpnW

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/condemnedtolove
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2Mhe1vg

Contemporary, Dark, Romance, TBR, Teaser Blast

TEASER: Condemned To Love by Siobhan Davis Trailer Reveal

Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. 

Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them?

Condemned to Love, an all-new dark mafia stand-alone romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is coming January 31st and we have the official trailer! 

Watch the trailer→  https://smarturl.it/CondemnedToLoveTR

Pre-order your copy today→ http://mybook.to/condemnedtolove

Read a sample→  http://bit.ly/3iun6MZ

Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency.

Celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Sin City should be fun for Sierra Lawson, but events take a deadly turn when she ends up in a private club, surrounded by dangerous men who always get what they want.

And they want her.

Ben can’t believe his ex’s little sister is all grown up, stunningly beautiful, and close to being devoured by some of the most ruthless men he has ever known. The Vegas trip is about strengthening ties, but he won’t allow his associates to ruin her perfection. Although it comes at a high price, saving Sierra is his only choice. 

The memory of Ben’s hands on her body is seared into Sierra’s flesh for eternity. She doesn’t regret that night. Not even when she discovers the guy she was crushing on as a teenager is a cold, calculating killer with dark impulses and lethal enemies who want him dead. 

Understanding the risks, she walks away from the only man she will ever love, stowing her secrets securely in her heart. Until the truth becomes leverage and Sierra is drawn into a bloody war—a pawn in a vicious game she doesn’t want to play. 

As the web of deceit is finally revealed, Ben will stop at nothing to protect Sierra. Even if loving her makes him weak. In a world where women serve a sole purpose, and alliances mean the difference between life and death, can he fight for love and win?