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.

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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.

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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!!




TBR Thursdays


Hello lovely bookish friends! It’s time for another TBR Thursdays which is a weekly segment that highlights books, ebooks, and ARCs that I own and have been in my TBR forever. At the end of the year, I’ll do a recap to see how many of these books I actually read.

If you want to help me tackle my neverending TBR, share your thoughts and recommendations with me.

Today’s pick is…



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Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

So, I actually got an ARC of this book during last year’s Yallwest. I had planned on reading it during winter, but nope — never got to it. Have any of you read this book? What did you think? The synopsis seems really interesting and fun — recoding DNA to change bodies, viruses, and saving mankind. Sounds like an awesome read right? I’m really hoping I get to this before the sequel comes out.

What are some ARCS you’ve had on your TBR forever that they’ve been released and you still haven’t read them?


Blog Tour – Tainted Rose by Yumoyori Wilson Excerpt + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Tainted Rose by Yumoyori Wilson hosted by Xpressobooktours. I have a short, but really fun excerpt to share with you. Don’t forget to stay until the end and join the giveaway!!!

Tainted Rose
Yumoyori Wilson
(Starlight Gods #2)
Publication date: November 10th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

I failed…

My name is Ryder Carter, future heir of Realm Five, Minato.

I was destined to do great things, to walk alongside my fellow star knights, as we desperately searched for the woman who would lead our galaxy to salvation.

My spirit and I had failed her once, unable to prevent the chain of events and challenges she’d faced for sixteen cycles. Then, we finally found her – alive.

Within two rotations, she’d blossomed into a beautiful rose – such delicate petals, filled with purity and life. My mission was to guide her home, to where she truly belonged, as our Princess and saviour from the approaching darkness. She was more than just our Princess; I loved her with all my heart.

But…I failed. My once perfect rose, damaged by my failures. Would she ever forgive me, her star knight who’d sworn to protect her? Will I ever get the chance to tell her how much she means to me…to us?

Only the Starlight gods can tell. Please…bring my Firefly home.

~In Stars We Trust~

Tainted Rose is Book Two in the new, paranormal reverse harem series.

Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content and strong language.

Goodreads / Amazon


“Fuck me, Ryder.”
I watched his pupils dilate, expanding quickly before constricting back to their normal size. I felt the hardness between his legs grow, as his breath caught in his throat.
The sound of my name as it left his lips was somewhere between a prayer and a curse. I never knew I could want something as badly as I had once wanted freedom, yet here I was, sitting in front of a man I loved.
He held me in his arms as he stood from the couch.
“Are you sure you want this? Once I start – I won’t be able to stop.”
There was no hesitation, no doubt in my soul. This was what I wanted.
“I’m sure.”


Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can’t wait to share them with everyone.


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Happily Ever Chapter >> Excerpt
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T’s Stuff >> Interview
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Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Review

March 19th
Teaser Addicts Book Blog >> Guest post
Sincerely Karen Jo >> Excerpt
The Musings of Author Jeanne St. James >> Excerpt

March 20th
Just Books >> Guest post
Jazzy Book Reviews > Excerpt

March 21st
knjigoljubka >> Excerpt
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March 22nd
Shock N Awe Book Blog >> Excerpt
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March 23rd
Two Ends of the Pen >> Excerpt
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Bibliophile Ramblings >> Excerpt

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tfaulcbookreviews >> Excerpt
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March 27th
A Dream Within A Dream >> Excerpt
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