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#Review of Candy Houses (Grimm’s Circle #1) by JC Daniels w/a Shiloh Walker! @BanBPromotions @shilohwalker

 
 
Title: Candy Houses (Grimm’s
Circle #1)
Author: J.C. Daniels writing as Shiloh Walker
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Release Date: October 31st, 2016
Graphics Made by : Laura Hidalgo of Beyond Def.
 
 
 
 
 
 Grimm’s
Circle, Book 1
 
It’s been hundreds of years since Greta’s so-called story came to an end and it didn’t end with a happily ever after then. Why should she expect it to be any different now?
 
She’s a Grimm—a special kind of guardian angel and official ass-kicker in the paranormal world. Between trying to stay alive, training new Grimm and dealing with demons, romance is hard to come by. Then there’s the fact that there’s only been one man ever who really made her heart race.
 
And he’s been out of her life for a long, long time…
 
But now he’s back and just in time.
 
Greta needs Rip’s help.
 
There’s an unexpected threat to their world, a betrayal none of them saw coming.
 
Working together is the last thing they want, but it just might be their only chance.
 
A fairy tale best suited for grown-ups…don’t say you weren’t warned.
 
 
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Rip was standing in the doorway with one shoulder propped against the door jam. He had a look in his eyes that sent my skin to tingling all over. I mean all over—I felt it in my lips, my toes and every square inch in between.
 
“Hey,” I said. My voice cracked.
 
He continued to stare at me.  It was very, very unnerving the way he  watched me.
 
“Ahh …is everything okay?”
 
He didn’t answer. Nope, what he did was push off the door jam and come over to the bed. 
 
He knelt down by the bed, resting one hand on top of the blankets. He had such damn nice hands…the hands of a poet, a warrior…a lover. One of those lovely hands was only an inch away from my thigh too. I thought I could even feel the heat of it, through the blankets.
 
“You were dreaming,” Rip said, his voice low and rough.
 
Oh, shit. Swallowing, I dredged up an innocent smile. “Was I?”
 
“Yes.” His eyes, that dark, melted-chocolate gaze, locked on mine and I felt frozen in place. 
 
Unable to move as he laid a hand on my cheek and stroked my lower lip with his thumb. “Do you remember it?”
 
Oh, man, did I remember. But I couldn’t really tell him that, now could I? Self-preservation is a lovely thing, and I looked him dead in the eye and lied. “Nope.”
 
Self-preservation is a lovely thing, yeah, but it doesn’t make me a better liar.
 
“You don’t remember?” He leaned in and nuzzled my neck, his breath teasing across my flesh like a caress. “Maybe I could jog your memory.”
 
The hand on my cheek stroked down, over my neck, across my collarbone, down, down. The tips of his fingers brushed against the curve of my breast and I realized I’d dropped the blankets and was sitting there as naked as the day I was born.
 
“I’m good. No need to jog the memory.”
 
“You whispered my name,” he murmured, nipping my earlobe. “Then you moaned. You sounded exactly like you did the
first time I made you come.”




 

I’m so slow, it’s painful sometimes.  I actually remember when this book/series came out years ago and I didn’t read it then.  I wasn’t into the whole urban fantasy/paranormal stuff.  In the years since there are this only one author that I have read in urban fantasy that I would recommend.  Now, I have another.  I’ve read all of Shiloh’s contemporary books and loved them all.  I was excited when I found out that the Grimm’s were being re-released so I snagged this to review and I certainly don’t regret it.
Greta and Rip are such fun characters.  There is a snarkiness to Greta that is a trademark of the author.  What I did like most about Greta was that her past didn’t define her.  She wouldn’t let it and trust me, her past was just awful.  She went about her business but always thought about Rip and the time they spent together.  Their relationship wasn’t rushed and the ending was sweet.  After all they went through to wake up like that!!!
Rip was hilarious and oh so sexy.  Who knew that a black leather coat could hide so much.  His take on their situation was poignant and honest.  He didn’t hide anything from Greta and that spooked her a bit.  I also liked how he handled Mandy.  Is telling of how the writer got his story wrong with her was laugh out loud funny.
That’s the other thing about this book.  Humor.  Lots of humor.  It’s not a pleasant book to read in parts but the author knows when to lighten the mood.  The dialogue between Mandy, Greta, and Rip is awesome.   Again, it’s the talent of the author that can bring dark moments and then lighten the mood and it’s not jarring.
I can’t wait to dive into the next book in the series.  We haven’t seen the last of Mandy.  And just who in the heck is Will?  That’s the burning question that I have.
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Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes,
really!  She’s also a mom, a wife, a
reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer.  She published her first book in 2003. Her
latest suspense, The Right Kind of Trouble, released in August 2016 from St.
Martins.
She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and
urban fantasy under the name
, J.C. Daniels.
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Email: shilohwalker@gmail.com
Website: http://shilohwalker.com/
Excerpt, Giveaways, Playlists

Playlist from Hunter by Sarai Henderson w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @Shendersonbooks

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by Sarai Henderson

Urban Fantasy/Paranormal/Suspense

Evernight Teen / 56K

 

Sixteen-year-old Hunter belongs to the Telepathic Alliance for the Latent or Newly manifested, otherwise known as Talon, a bounty hunter community known for their ruthless tactics. Her latest mission in San Diego was supposed to be a piece of cake, but when the job takes a treacherous and deadly turn, not even her telepathic abilities could have warned her of the dangers lurking around the corner.

 

There is only one place for Hunter to go, and that is straight into the hands of the government and their Psychic Intelligence Team, but even the “normal” world isn’t safe. With each passing hour throwing her deeper into the game of life and death, Hunter must decide who to trust before this mission becomes her last.

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Excerpt:

14+ due to adult situations

 

I pulled my hood up over my head as the rain began to pour from the skies and bounce off the sidewalk in a serene rhythm. My hands were shaking from the adrenaline that surged through my body. The hunt never got old. “All right, Bear. I’m in pursuit of the mark. Get ready.”

“About time, slow poke.” He chuckled to himself, but I wasn’t amused. Dawn had put me in a bad mood and it would take a while for it to wear off. If only he was close enough to punch, maybe I would feel better.

The sidewalk turned a corner sending me into a crowded marketplace where the people bumped shoulders more often than not. The smell of fish hit me like a ton of bricks making me crinkle my nose in disgust. There was nothing I hated more than seafood. Well, maybe large cities with all the loud voices in my head, but fish was a close second.

I dug my hands deep into my jeans pockets to keep them from shaking. Anxiety from listening to the varied streams of consciousness coursed through my body. I had to concentrate.

Dawn’s presence was moving closer through the crowd, I could feel it. Her thoughts told me that she didn’t like fish much either but this was where her contact had told her to meet him. My heart skipped a beat with the mention of another person around, possibly a telepath. Great, we didn’t have much time.

“Bear,” I shouted into the com. “She’s here to meet someone and it sounds like they’re going to send her into hiding. I need you close by. This is happening now.”

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Playlist

Playlist:

 

  1. The head and the heart – Another Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyn9kmuIwqA

 

  1. Home – Marc Broussard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuWPseegaKw

 

  1. Hey Brother – Avicii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cp6mKbRTQY

 

  1. See you again – Charlie Puth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLbG1HmfBIk  or  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgKAFK5djSk
  2. Numb – Linkin Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYiU_JCYtU
  3. Collide – Howie Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca9ub9rpNK4
  4. Wake me up – Boyce Avenue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e9xn9i7PNI
  5. Balled of a prodigal son – Lincoln Durham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OVZjqhRkqw
  6. Sleep Song – BASTILLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cuR_Vi6vas
  7. Air – Shawn Mendes  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq1nqrvpNms
  8. Animal – XOV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-LMbaE6reM
  9. Immortals – Fall out Boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9PxOanFjxQ
  10. Centuries – Fall out Boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBr7kECsjcQ
  11. Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PdILZ_1P74
  12. Lovely – Sara Haze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV37rYyLeJU
  13. Hello – Adele  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A
  14. Skyfall – Adele  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeumyOzKqgI

 

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About our Author:

Sarai Henderson is a retired ballerina from Oregon City, Oregon, where she spends most her time chasing down her three rambunctious boys and writing on her lunch break at work. She enjoys DIY projects, Photography and writing on her blog about life as a mother of an autistic son.

 

Social media links:

Twitter: @Shendersonbooks

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exballerina/?hl=en

 

 

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