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Friday, 16 March 2018

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Tainted Rose (Starlight Gods #2) by Yumoyori Wilson

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Tainted Rose
by 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. 

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Tainted Rose is the second book in the Starlight Gods series, and I'm so excited for the third book already! I can't wait!!!

We start where Dark Wish ended - Mako/Midnight are recovering from the attack. However, we learn that her Knights survived the attack, and it was all part of a 'big plan'. The trouble is, Mako is in a coma, and shows no signs of waking up, which puts a HUGE strain on all the guys, with Ryder bearing the brunt of it all. Through faith, luck, and pixie dust - sorry, I meant FAIRY dust, Mako does wake up, but things are quite as normal as she, and the guys, wanted.

There is so much I could say about this story, but I really don't want to give away any spoilers. Once again, this is an amazing story that completely gripped from the first word to the last. Mako is just as quirky as she was in the first book, and she now has her ginger Knight too, which she is VERY happy about. I love how we see the different spirits to each of them, plus how the Knights all have their own very individual characters, and their own histories too. Poor Daniel, that's all I'll say on that one!

With no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow, this story flowed very nicely indeed. Once again ending on a cliffhanger, I am left waiting and wanting for the third book in this series. Absolutely loving it, and definitely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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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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VBT, GUEST POST & #GIVEAWAY - Blooming Into Life by Kristie Booker


Women’s Fiction



Growing up on a farm in Brockville, Illinois, did not prepare Colleen O’Brien Adler to be the wife of a wealthy entertainment lawyer living in Chicago. It certainly didn’t prepare her to be Dinah Adler’s daughter-in-law. The stay-at-home mother of two has more than she’s ever wanted—a personal stylist, a prestigious country club membership, a multimillion-dollar home—but she finds herself not only struggling with depression and body image but also failing as a parent and fearing for her marriage. Her life is about to change when an invitation to a wellness meeting arrives in her inbox. With some coaxing from personal coach Kory Stone, she commits to a new beginning. But will she be able to overcome the things that are holding her back?

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“How many of you are here to lose weight?” Kory asked.

Colleen raised her hand along with every other woman in the room. Noticing how skinny over half the room was, Colleen wondered why they were raising their hand.

“While your goal is weight loss, my goal is to help you find yourself, your true self,” Kory said.

“What if our true self just needs to lose weight?” Beth said.

The women around the table laughed. Kory smiled at her. “I want to help you see beyond your physical body and dig deep into what makes your heart happy.”

Beth’s smile faded as she considered Kory’s words. Colleen had no idea what made her heart happy. She loved the girls and Jay. They made her happy. They also made her exhausted. Besides her bed, a vanilla latte and a bottle of wine, she couldn’t put her finger on anything that truly made her happy.

“The hardest part about finding out what makes you happy is being truthful about what isn’t making you happy,” Kory said. “In order to lose weight and keep it off, you have to commit to working hard to overcome the things that are holding you back.”

Colleen wasn’t sure she could commit to doing whatever work Kory was talking about. Some things in her life were too difficult to overcome. 

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What do you do when you’re not writing?
When I’m not writing, I'm spending time with my family. I have two sons that play hockey so there’s a lot of driving and cooking involved. I love to hang out at home or go to one of our neighborhood restaurants for a quiet dinner.

Do you have a day job as well?
I work as a wellness coach. I love to inspire and motivate women to step out of their comfort zone and reach for their dreams. My background as a wellness coach helped me guide the protagonist through her transformational journey.
What was your favourite book as a child?
I always loved reading the Frog and Toad Are Friends stories. I thought it was cool that they lived in their own little houses without parents.

When did you start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I dabbled in writing for the past decade. I took writing workshops and various classes but never had the courage or the dedication to actually write a book. When I decided to make a go of writing a book, I picked up a story I’d started a few years prior and got to work. The story was completed in three months. However, it took me another fifteen months to rework/rewrite the 76,000-word manuscript into something I was ready to publish. As a new writer, I had a lot to learn and a lot of kinks to work out in my writing. Enlisting the help of a writing coach toward the end helped tremendously.

How did you choose the genre you write in?
I choose to write what I liked to read – fun and light women’s fiction. I added an inspirational twist because I love to be inspired myself and enjoy inspiring others.

Where do you get your ideas?
My ideas come from issues that bother me. Blooming Into Life was inspired by my work as a wellness coach. I began noticing how many women were measuring their self-worth by their exterior. I wanted to write a story about a woman with a broken self-worth that takes steps to heal and discover who she is in the process.

Are you a planner or a pantser?
I’m definitely a pantser. I’ve always wanted to be a planner but for some reason when I’m a planner all I seem to do is plan. When I finally stopped planning what I was going to write, I actually started writing. Plans seem to suffocate me.

What has been the best compliment?
The best compliment has been that Blooming Into Life inspired the reader to be a better version of themselves. I love hearing how people are moved by Colleen’s story and want to be better because of it.

What sort of Starbuck’s coffee would your characters order? Simple coffee or some complicated soy-non-fat-extra-espresso-half-caff-nightmare?
Colleen orders a double shot vanilla latte in the story. She relies on heavily caffeinated drinks with plenty of sugar to get through her days.

What sort of writing environment do you create? I.e. music or not? Pen and paper or laptop/PC?
I love listening to Indie Singer-Songwriters Radio, Chris Stapleton Radio or French CafĂ© Radio on Pandora. In the winter months, I light candles, turn on the fireplace and in the summer I sit on my front porch. I do my best writing in the morning with a great cup of coffee. When I get stir crazy at home, I go to my local coffee shop. My ideas flow faster through my fingertips on the keyboard. When I’m rewriting/editing, I need a printed copy and a pencil to rework. I always use a pencil and never a pen. I go through a lot of erasers.

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Kristie Booker is the author of Blooming Into Life, a blogger and a Wellness Coach. She enjoys coaching and inspiring women through her writing as well as in person. Kristie is a wife and mother of two sons. She grew up in rural Illinois, but now lives in Chicago.

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