Blog Tour – Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade


Good morning fellow book lovers and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade hosted by Rock Star Book Tours. I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait rave about it. Remember to say until the end and join the giveaway.

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5 ★ – An Incredibly Entertaining and Fascinating Read 

Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

Release Date: March 6, 2018

Publisher: Blaze Publishing, LLC

Pages: 316

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Purchase Links: AmazonB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads


While she sleeps, the whole universe changes.
Princess Talia Starchaser has it all. Wealth. Status. Adoring citizens. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to publicly betray her best friend, a companion mock she’s had since birth, setting events into motion that lead to the destruction of the humans, and the princess floating through space, a remnant of a time when humans ruled over droids.
One hundred years later, half-mock captain Will Perrault and his ragtag crew discover a device floating in space. When a very human Talia emerges from its depths, Will suspects she’s the key to buying his way back into the regiment he once commanded against the last remaining rebel humans—and the ruling mock queen’s good graces.
Both Talia and Will would rather get space-tossed than trust one another, but with the queen’s forces chasing them across the galaxy and the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance, they’ll forge the unlikeliest of alliances to survive.


So head over heels in love with this book! I love science fiction and fantasy movies and T.V. shows. There’s just something incredibly fascinating and exhilarating about sci-fi fantasy. However, when it comes to reading books in that genres, I’m quite picky and would usually choose stories with a bit of romance. Well, Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade surely had some romance, but it’s definitely the gorgeous writing, awesome world-building, fantastically thrilling plot, and quirky lovable characters that won my heart. I love this book so much it’s already made my Top 5 Favorite Reads in 2018.

Princess Talia Starchaser and the future Sovereign of the Seven Planets has been taught that to become a great ruler, she must endure whatever comes her way with a smile on her face. On her 18th birthday, Talia is being married off to cold-hearted prince just to secure an alliance. As if things aren’t bad enough, she’s suddenly forced to publicly betray her mock best friend. Unbeknownst to Talia, her actions on that very moment would bring about the downfall of mankind  — leaving her alone, frozen, and floating through space.

100 years later, droids have taken over the universe and ruling over humans. Half-mock captain, Will Perrault, is searching for something that would appease the mock queen when he and his crew of misfits discover a unique coffin-like pod – a pod that holds the human princess and the last Starchaser throughout the galaxies.

Not wanting to do anything with each other, the lost princess and the reckless, but charming half-mock captain must learn to trust and work together if they want to survive and save their people.

You guys… this book was such a breathtaking and enjoyable read! I know the concept of the story has been done before and I did get some Lunar Chronicles vibe – BUT, it was different and unique enough that I was enthralled throughout the entire time. Not to mention the story development was so incredibly well-written. With dual POVs that alternated from past to present in the beginning chapters, the authors amazingly created a sense of suspense that kept me on my toes. Even when I figured out a major part of the story, I still could not stop reading and was curious to see how everything would unfold. I also thought the world-building was creative and absolutely fascinating. The plot was fast-paced, humorous, and so exciting that I never wanted the story to end. Oh and the chemistry between Talia and Will… electrifying! Seriously so much out of this world awesomeness in this book that you need to read to experience it for yourself.  

Talia was an awesome heroine and I absolutely adored her. She’s strong, determined, and most importantly kind. Will was impulsive, cocky, and a bit selfish, but his flaws made him more relatable and lovable. Being half mock, Will’s emotions conflicted with each other and I couldn’t help but feel for him. The side characters were great too! They’re obviously not perfect and had their own baggage, but that’s what I liked about them. Totally LOVEEEE complex and flawed characters…don’t you?

Overall, Our Dark Stars was such a blast and delightful read! There’s plenty of action, drama, conflict, and a cute swoony romance that had me completely glued to the pages. I really wish this was a series because I want more and I do think there could be another book or two… but the ending was more than satisfying and definitely left a huge smile on my face.

If you’re looking for a thrilling Sci-Fi adventure, then you need to check this book out. 

I received an advance reader copy of this book from Rock Star Book Tours and the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Audrey Grey


Hi! I’m an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including the Moonbeam Children’s Award bronze finalist, SHADOW FALL. I live in the charming state of Oklahoma with my crew: one husband, two little people, four mischievous dogs, and one poor cat. You can usually find me hiding out in my office from said crew, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for my characters to live in.

In between the chaos—What’s for dinner? Stop pinching your sister! Homework! Dishes!— and my writing, I make time for various projects. An admitted paintaholic, I’ve painted, sprayed or transformed nearly every piece of my house at least once. I even painted my husband’s beloved fabric chair. Oops!

I thrive on creation: starting from an idea, a blank canvas, or perhaps an outdated room, and using my imagination to create something new and emotionally engaging that’s all my own. But stories have always been my first love. Weaving together complex worlds full of flawed, conflicted characters allows me to express myself in a way I could never do otherwise.

I started creating stories during the sweltering Oklahoma summers spent laboring in my father’s wheat fields. Alone and bored, I dreamed up wild fables of vampires (the Anne Rice kind), cave men, and love-torn ghosts. By college my tales had grown more persistent, and I started to actually write them down.

Now, fiction is my life, and I look forward to sharing my characters and their stories with all of you.

Follow and Connect With Audrey Grey

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Krystal Wade

KrystalI’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.

Follow and Connect with Krystal Wade

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Follow the Tour

Week One

3/19/2018- Books at Dawn– Excerpt

3/19/2018- What A Nerd Girl Says– Review

3/20/2018- Emily Reads Everything– Review

3/20/2018- Darque Dreamer Reads– Review

3/21/2018- F A N N A Interview

3/21/2018- Twirling Book Princess– Review

3/22/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

3/22/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

3/23/2018- BookHounds– Interview

3/23/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo– Review

Week Two

3/26/2018- Wonder Struck– Excerpt

3/26/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review

 3/27/2018- Sweet Southern Home– Excerpt

3/27/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

 3/28/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Interview

3/28/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

 3/29/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post

3/29/2018- Twinning for Books– Review

 3/30/2018- The Cover Contessa Interview

3/30/2018- I Heart Romance & YA– Review


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Thanks for stopping by everyone. I hope you enjoyed reading my review and get to meet Talia, Will, and the rest of the gang! And if you’ve already read this amazing book, let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful day and a funtastic weekend!!




WWW Wednesdays


Hey there fellow book lovers! Wishing I was home right now because it’s raining here in LA. There’s nothing better than reading in bed while it’s pouring rain. Anyway, time for another reading update. Since I missed WWW Wednesday last week, I’ll be including all the books I recently finished from March 7 until yesterday.

WWW Wednesday which is a weekly segment hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

Just answer these three questions:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?


Here are all the books I recently finished since March 7. First book I finished reading  was All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso. This book started off really great, but kind of frustrated me somewhere in the middle. However, the story ended on a high note and overall, it was an enjoyable read. As you may already know, I devoured Distorted Love by T.L. Smith. That book is so damn addictive and I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel! If you want to know how I feel towards that book, read my REVIEW or just listen to Camila Cabello’s Never Be the Same. I also could not put down Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade. Soooo AHHHMAAAZING! Distorted Love and Our Dark Stars actually made My Five Favorite Reads in 2018…so far. They both kept me on edge and had me completely hooked the entire time. Be sure to check out my Blog Tour Stop for Our Dark Stars this Friday, March 23 to read my full review. Lastly, I finished reading This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter. This book made me cry and my heart hurt so much. Some parts dragged and the ending was just okay, but I still really enjoyed the story. If a book can make me cry or teary eyed, then it definitely has done its job.



I’m currently reading Recovered by Jay Crownover. This is my first book from this author and so far I’m liking it. I’ve actually been meaning to read her books and even added a few on my TBR, but of course I haven’t gotten to them. I saw the opportunity to read the ARC for this and the synopsis sounded really interesting, so I just went for it. Plus, the cover is gorgeous. What is it with bad boys that always seems to get to me?



Next, I plan on reading these books. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody , Fighting Fate by Shaila Patel, and Beach B!tch by Marika Ray.


What’s your WWW Wednesday? Have you read any of these books? Leave your comments and links to your post so I can check it out. Hope you have a great rest of the day.


Book Review – Distored Love by T.L. Smith

Distorted Love (Dark Intentions #1)

T.L. Smith


5 ★ – Satisfyingly Sexy, Deliciously Dark, and Amazingly Addictive  

Genre: Romance Suspense

Release Date: March 20, 2018


I loved him from the age of sixteen.

Hated him from the age of eighteen.

He disappeared at the age of nineteen.

We started off as enemies, then fast became lovers.

But our story isn’t a happily ever after.

It was a story of a king and a peasant. Can you guess which I was?

I knew we weren’t meant to be.

You see, he fell in love with her first. He loved me last.
I’m not someone’s second choice.

Not even for the boy who stole my heart.

I’m someone’s first.
Now, I just have to remember that.


I honestly don’t know if I can write a coherent review for this book, so my deepest apologies if I don’t make sense. My heart is still in an incredibly messed up place right now and I’m not so sure it’s ever going to be the same. Not after going through one of the most unsettling, but freaking awesome reading experience I’ve had in such a long time. This book was dark, twisted, and disturbing, but I devoured it in less than 24 hours. It was so damn good.. so good it hurts, but I still can’t get enough. I want more… I need more!

Ughhh this book… I seriously LOVE/HATE this book so much. Distorted Love completely destroyed me in the BEST and MOST SATISFYING WAY. The story had so much darkness and heartbreak, but it was so intensely real and undeniably captivating. Not to mention, sexy, suspenseful, and thrilling. As much as I love to read lighthearted, adorable, and sweet love stories, there’s something really alluring about dark romances. That being said, I’m still very picky and most of them don’t really “click” with me. I really don’t know which stories I’ll like and enjoy, so I held back from requesting the sequel for this book.

Well, I MOST DEFINITELY shouldn’t have…

All it took is one hit and I knew without a doubt that I’ll be craving to read all of T.L. Smith’s other books. I mean there were things that bothered me and I’m still not sure how I really feel about the story and the characters. BUT… I was hooked from the very first page and this book had me reeling and on edge the entire time. I never knew  what was coming — it was so frustratingly fun, thrilling and intriguing.  My emotions were all over the place — infatuation, happiness, hate, love, anger, hope, sadness, pain. It was such a mess — a beautiful mess. This book definitely affected me so much more than I expected that even when my heart was breaking into pieces, I DID NOT WANT TO STOP READING! I don’t know how much more I can take, but I NEED the next book NOW! That ending totally ruined me and I can’t stop thinking about what’ll happen to Ryken and Saskia. There’s no other way to put it — I’m consumed by their twisted love story and so hopelessly addicted. If there’s anyone who knows just what I’m going through… that would be Camila Cabello. Her song, “Never Be the Same” describes EXACTLY how I feel towards this book. 

Love is complex, messy, and sometimes even tragic. Distorted Love left my heart broken and barely beating, but I can’t seem to let it go. T.L. Smith is such a brilliant writer who knows just how to tease, seduce, and reel you in. Once you have a taste, you’ll keep coming back for more. As soon as I finished reading, I immediately requested for Sinister Love and hoped I would get approved. And I DID!!!! I cannot recommend this book enough. You really just have to experience Smith’s gorgeous and awesome writing to know what I’m talking about. 

Current Status: Impatiently stalking my email waiting for my Sinister Love ARC to arrive. I’m so obsessed because this book… well you read my review, but I’ll just leave part of Never Be the Same lyrics here… 

Something must’ve gone wrong in my brain

Got your chemicals all in my veins

Feeling all the highs, feeling all the pain

Let go on the wheel, it’s the bullet lane

Now I’m seeing red, not thinking straight

Blurring all the lines, you intoxicate me

Just like nicotine, heroin, morphine

Suddenly, I’m a fiend and you’re all I need

All I need, yeah, you’re all I need.


I received an advance reader copy of this book from Enticing Book Promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sinister Love (Dark Intentions Duet #2) 
Releasing April 24th


Thanks for stopping by and reading my review! I really hope you decide to take a chance and add this amazing book to your TBR. It’s such an insanely and emotionally crazy ride!! One of the best I’ve had in such a long time that I know for sure this will be in my TOP 2018 FAVORITE BOOKS. I actually already did a short Favorite Reads post if you want to check it out.

Have any of you read this book yet? What did you think? Leave your comments down below. I’d love to hear from you. And as always, have a wonderful day!!!