Reading Guide for B.A.B.E 2023

Apr 292021
Reading Guide for B.A.B.E 2023
Lana from Lore and Lullabies started a reading guide to prepare for B.A.B.E 2023. Of course I jumped on this great idea because I am always looking for great books.

B.A.B.E stands for Books and Ballgowns Event. Is a fantasy and romance book signing event with over 100 international authors being held at the iconic Parkside Ballroom at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.

We also have FB group, where we’ll be having polls to choose a book from each of the attending authors. We welcome everyone who is interested. The group is here.

Below, I’ll follow up with a list per month and our results of the voting.

Honest reviews will follow.

*we pick by vote since we try to cover more tropes and get out of our comfort zone. Name of authors to read are picked at random, but we aim to go through all of them until the event.

Lana from Lore and Lullabies is on YOUTUBE and also has a blog website. Check her out.

MAY 2021

Academy of Assassins (An Academy of Assassins Novel Book 1) by Stacey Brutger


Abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past, Morgan was raised as a hunter, one of an elite group of fighters sworn to protect humans from the dangerous paranormal creatures who invade our world…creatures such as herself. Her life changes the day she’s summoned to the Academy of Assassins, a school that trains witches and hunters to eradicate paranormals who prey on humans. Her first assignment—find and eliminate the killer who is using the Academy as their own personal hunting ground.

As Morgan delves deeper into the investigation, she will need to dodge assassination attempts, avoid the distraction of romantic entanglements with the devilishly handsome security expert, Kincade, and his maddeningly overprotective teammates, while keeping the volatile magic in her blood concealed from those who would use it for their own purposes. When the danger increases and the school is threatened, Morgan must unearth her missing memories before someone finishes the job they started so long ago—killing her and unleashing a plague that will consume the world.

An Academy of Assassins Novel : Book 1

Meet the Assassins: Morgan, Kincade, Ascher, Ryder, Draven and Atlas.

Amazon || Audio

Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters Book 1) by Jaymin Eve

#1 in the entire Kindle Store.

A new paranormal romance from Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller Jaymin Eve.

My father made a terrible mistake. One I’m left paying for.

As a wolf shifter growing up in a strong pack, I should be living my best life. But after my father tried to kill our leader, I’m labelled an outcast, traitor, less than dirt.

When I can’t take pack life any longer, I run, but apparently they don’t like losing their punching bag. Torin, the leader’s son, drags me back before my first shift… a shift that will reveal my true mate. I never could have predicted who mine would be, but the moment my wolf looks upon him, I’m filled with hope for a brighter future.

Afterall, no one ever rejects their true mate, right?

Wrong. Very wrong.

When the wolves attack, my soul screams for vengeance, and somehow I touch the shadow world. Somehow I bring him to our lands.

The Shadow Beast. Our shifter god. The devil himself.

Turns out being rejected by my mate was only the beginning.

*If you like sexy, dark paranormal romances, with humor, steam, action, a tough heroine and an antihero, this is for you.
Rejected is full length (100k) words, is book one in Shadow Beast Shifters series, and ends on a cliffhanger. It’s recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations.

Amazon || Audio|| Book Review

First Blade (Awakening Book 1) by Jane Hinchey

Georgia Pearce possesses remarkable psychic abilities. When she discovers an ancient dagger hidden in her workshop, she knows it can only mean one thing. Trouble.

Trouble arrives in the form of Zak Goodwin, an entity more powerful – and definitely sexier – than any she’s come across before. However, when a horde of dangerous vampires show up and threaten Georgia and her sister, she has no choice but to ask Zak for help.

Along with a shifter cop, a band of vampire warriors, and her own psychic skills, Georgia sets out to stop the awakening of an immortal vampire who has the power to destroy the world — and discovers that staying alive isn’t nearly as dangerous as falling in love.

If you like fast-paced paranormal romantic suspense, thrilling heroes, and sassy, kick-ass heroines then you’ll love the first installment of the Awakening series by Jane Hinchey.

Buy First Blade to begin the breathtaking adventure of Georgia and Zak today!

Amazon || Audio

Thicker Than Water by Becca Seymour

Outcast operative in the Supernatural Investigation & Crime Bureau (SICB) Callen Blackheath finds himself doing what he does best: defying orders and giving his boss a headache in the thick of an operation he shouldn’t be in. And there’s no way he’s walking away, not when the investigation has become deadly personal.

Needing to protect the only family member he has left, this wolf shifter will do whatever it takes to stop the blood farms and destroy the dangerous drugs the vampires will kill for. But he doesn’t expect Liam “Thatch” Thatcher, the head of a special task force team, to receive a bite that pulls him into the centre of Callen’s world.

Bonded by memories and blood, together they navigate the operation that has wider reaches than they could ever imagine. And when it comes to matters of the heart, Callen knows in order to win, he needs to risk it all.

Amazon || Not on Audio

Through the Pain (Whitsborough Chronicles Book 1) by C.A. Rene

I’m different.
There’s a darkness that stirs restless in my soul.
It craves blood and violence then feeds off of my anger and despair.
I can control it… most of the time.
I can starve it, but I cannot starve myself.
Because it’s not just the darkness that craves these things… I do, too.
My mother grounded me and helped calm the storm, now she’s dead and everything changed.
My life is now lived through red hued glasses and anger simmers just under the surface.
Until him…
Now my dark soul craves his and I won’t let anything come between us, even if I have to kill… with my bare hands.

Amazon || Not on Audio

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