PROPHET TAKES ALL by Melissa Brown: Book Tour – Review & GIVEAWAY


Prophet Takes All  (Compound Series #4)
by Melissa Brown
Release Date: October 25, 2016 

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So many fools. Nothing but fools.

That worm of a detective, my mother, Paul. Fools—all of them. But Aspen, oh Aspen…she was the biggest fool of all.

Aspen Black, a seemingly ordinary woman of the compound, transformed into the utter bane of my existence in just a matter of months. She had the gall to question me, to seek the counsel of an outsider, and to disobey my word.

To add to her list of transgressions, Aspen recruited my own brother in the crusade against me. For this, they must both be punished. And their daughter, Ruthie, is the key to their retribution.

Aspen and Paul will pay for their crimes against the one true prophet. If it’s the very last thing I do.



Wow. I think I need a moment to process my feels.

So I have been fully invested in THE COMPOUND SERIES by Melissa Brown. I love books about cults. I don’t know why but I am fascinated by them. And this series is so well researched- so real- that you would think MB is really a sister wife (she’s not).

In this 4th book- we are finally getting the conclusion of not just Avery but of the story started in MOTHER BEFORE WIFE and JUST KEEP SWEET. The Prophet is just about the most evil villain in a book series I have ever read. He’s frightening because he could be very real- he might even BE real somewhere out there. His power is unquestioned and his reach is untouchable.

As the book progresses- we see that sometimes evil is too strong and ‘good’ in the most basic sense of the word is not always enough. Justice is sometimes not served up the way we expect. There are things that happen in this book that will make you so happy even though they are technically so wrong.

One thing I loved about this final installment is the fact that there are so many point of view- including some we have never seen before. Being in side the Prophet’s head was so disturbing and scary but I commend Brownie for taking us there. It was tough to read and could not have been easy to write.

This is just such a fantastic series. It’s like nothing I have ever seen and really- this isn’t a romance book. This is a book about love- romantic love, parental love, love of self, love of others. It is fascinating and you won’t be able to put it down.

If you have not read this series- I highly recommend it. Well done Melissa- you’ve knocked it out of the park!


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 Melissa Brown was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois and is the mother of two fantastic kids. She’s an avid reader who enjoys making handmade gifts for her family and friends, as well as baking and painting. Melissa has an unhealthy obsession with pop culture. She speaks fluent movie quotes from the 1980s (John Hughes = genius), reads celebrity gossip magazines and never misses an episode of Scandal. She enjoys writing contemporary romance, romantic suspense and young adult novels.

All of Melissa’s books are currently available exclusively through and are part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.

PREPPY by T.M. Frazier: Book Release


preppy-coverSamuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, death was only the beginning.

This is the fifth book in the King Series and it’s meant to be read after Soulless.

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t-m-frazier-bioT.M. Frazier is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR best known for her KING SERIES. She was born on Long Island, NY. When she was eight years old she moved with her mom, dad, and older sister to sunny Southwest Florida where she still lives today with her husband and daughter.

When she was in middle school she was in a club called AUTHORS CLUB with a group of other young girls interested in creative writing. Little did she know that years later life would come full circle.

After graduating high school, she attended Florida Gulf Coast University and had every intention of becoming a news reporter when she got sucked into real estate where she worked in sales for over ten years.

Throughout the years T.M. never gave up the dream of writing and with her husband’s encouragement, and a lot of sleepless nights, she realized her dream and released her first novel, The Dark Light of Day, in 2013.
She’s never looked back.

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AWAY FROM THE DARK by Aleatha Romig: Book Tour & Review

romig_awayfromthedark_21942-cv-ft-v8Women are disappearing. What is happening when they step into The Light?

Nine months ago, Sara Adams awoke with no memory. The man holding her hand told her she’s a member of The Light, a tight-knit religious group led by the terrifying and charismatic Father Gabriel. As a woman in the community of The Light, her duty is to be unquestionably obedient and to submit to the will of her husband.

But as Sara’s memory starts to return and she remembers her past, she sees that everything she’s been told is a lie. The Light is an insidious and dangerous organization, and its corrupting influence reaches well beyond the confines of the remote campus where Sara is being held.

With everything at stake, Sara struggles to sort out her true memories from her indoctrination. The desire to escape consumes her, but who can she trust? And what other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the mort it becomes clear that Jacob, the man who calls himself her husband, is keeping shattering secrets of his own.

But Sara cannot flee alone, leaving innocents behind. She must fight to extinguish The Light.

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***If you didn’t not read INTO THE LIGHT- do not start here! This will contain some spoilers of book 1.***

The story of Jacob and Sara continues. Sara spent the first book struggling after an accident struck her memory. She woke up as part of The Light- a cult led by Father Gabriel. Her husband Jacob was both harsh at times and loving and though everything was confusing- Jacob was a constant.
When her memory starts to resurface- shit gets crazy and then because Aleatha loves to leave us dangling off a cliff- we had to wait until book 2 to see what happens!

Well here we are and Aleatha didn’t disappoint. Without giving too much away, Jacob and Sara find themselves crossing paths once again. After they figure out that they are more on the same team than they thought, the two (especially Sara) must make a decision between freedom and doing what is right. Jacob’s secrets come out, but the idea of returning to The Light is not something that can be decided easily.

I love books about cults. I don’t know why but I find them fascinating. So naturally as a lover of those books combined with my love for Aleatha, I knew I was going to enjoy this series and it did not disappoint.

I want to just add that, as with any of her books, this is not a easy read. In this particular case there are a lot of themes that might be hard for some people to read but more importantly these books are very intricate. You cannot read this and not pay full attention to the story. So much will be happening and if you miss one detail you could miss a lot!

Personally that’s something I really like about Aletha’s writing. Her books are so detailed and complicated but in a way that puts together a wonderful story. If you are new to her books this series might be a good start since it is her shortest series.


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An investigator’s search for a friend draws her into a world darker than she could have imagined.

Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.

Stella Montgomery investigates the news on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.

As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price…

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aleatharomig1-2Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.