Blog Tour Review – Smoke in Her Eyes by Anna Belfrage


Hello fellow swoonies and book lovers! Welcome to my Blog Tour stop for the second book in Anna Belfrage’s The Wanderer Series, Smoke in Her Eyes. This blog tour is hosted by TLC Book Tours and you can check out the rest of the stops down below. divider3



Published: March 15, 2019

Publisher: Troubador Publishing

Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy, Light Erotica

Pages: Paperback 400


Six months ago, Helle Madsen would have described herself as normal. Now she no longer knows if that terms applies, not after her entire life has been turned upside down by the reappearance of not one, but two, men from her very, very distant past.

Helle Madsen never believed in mumbo-jumbo stuff like reincarnation—until she came face to face with Jason Morris, a man who purportedly had spent fifty lives looking for her. Coping with being reunited with the lover from her ancient past was one thing. Having Sam Woolf, her vindictive nemesis from that same ancient past join the party was a bit too much. Suddenly, Helle finds herself the reluctant heroine of a far-flung, time-transcending epic story, one in which pain and loss seem to play a very big part.

This time round, Jason and Helle are determined to make it to the happily ever after. Unfortunately, Sam Woolf will stop at nothing to crush them. That ride into the golden sunset seems awfully far away at times…




A poignant, gripping, and beautifully written story of love, passion, revenge, obsession, forgiveness, and hope


Smoke in Her Eyes by Anna Belfrage is a breathtakingly seductive, heartwrenching, and addictive romance fantasy thriller that had me gripping the edge of my seat and holding on to my heart. Every moment I spent with Helle, Jason, and even Sam was so achingly affecting and I loved it.

Anne Belfrage’s writing is incredibly intoxicating, beautiful and so riveting that I found myself dazzled and utterly entertained until the end. Reading this book is like going on an intense emotional rollercoaster and I felt all the wonderful highs and the painful lows. Every single emotion the characters felt, I did too and it’s both heartbreaking and amazing. There’s no denying that Belfrage is a talented and creative storyteller and I think her stories are hauntingly gorgeous, compelling, and atmospheric. I’m absolutely in love with this series and I cannot wait for Book #3 to come out.

Brimming with excruciating emotional turmoil, relationship drama, sexual tension, heartbreak, danger, and some wickedly steamy moments, this book exceeded all my expectations and even surprised me. The plot is absolutely thrilling, deliciously seductive, utterly captivating, and so incredibly entertaining. I definitely felt my heart beating faster never really knowing what would happen next and often breaking into a million pieces not just for Jason and Helle, but also at times for Sam. I know Sam is the antagonist, but there’s a part of me that bleeds for him and is hoping that maybe, just maybe there’s some light left in his soul. These characters have affected me in ways I never expected and I want them to all get their happily ever after. I really love how everything played out in this book and even though some moments were difficult to read, I enjoyed all the different emotions, joy and even the anguish that I felt while reading this unique romance story.

I think the characters in this series are well-written, multifaceted, and surprising. They made me feel so much and I honestly really care about them all in some way. Belfrage created such amazing characters you’ll love, adore, admire, and sometimes even despise, but all of them will leave a lasting impression. I think they’re realistic, relatable, and fascinating individuals.

Sam is complicated and the perfect villain you want to hate, but you can’t… at least not completely. He’s cruel, vicious, and vengeful, He’s obsessive, filled with so much anger, and has felt so much pain from being rejected by Helle. I know I should want him to suffer and not have a happy ending, but he’s also very human. His emotions are very real and I could feel just how badly he hurts that all he knows to do is be angry, ruthless, and hateful. I don’t hate him, but I also don’t like him. My heart is just so torn when it comes to Sam. I really don’t approve of what he’s doing, but I do see a little glimpse of his suffering and I just can’t help but feel for him. I’m still hoping that somehow everyone, including Sam, will have an ending they deserve and maybe…just maybe Sam will change in the next book.

I wasn’t too fond of Jason… at least not for the first half or so of the story. I won’t get into why or what happens, but I really didn’t like him for quite a while. I understood why and I felt bad for what he’s dealing with, but at the same time I just expected more from him. He does eventually win me over again and when I think back and really try to put myself in his situation, I get it. He wants to do right by the people he loves and I do admire that about him. He’s very passionate, honest, and is willing to do whatever it takes to protect Helle and anyone he cares about. He still makes mistakes… he is human afterall.

Helle is such a strong, relatable, and amazing heroine. I feel like I was there with her experiencing everything she’s going through. She’s far from perfect, and just like Jason, I think her reactions are very human. I was definitely on her side and I understood her feelings of rejection and insecurity. It broke my heart to see her fall apart, but also I admire that she knows what she deserves, speaks whatever is on her mind, and isn’t afraid to show her true feelings. Her emotional and personal journey in this book made me feel so much and I cannot wait to see what Belfrage has in store for her in Book #3.

A poignant, gripping, and beautifully written story of love, passion, revenge, obsession, forgiveness, and hope, Smoke in Her Eyes by Anna Belfrage is an exhilarating fantasy romance that will grab you and never let go. It’s enchanting, thrilling, twisted, sexy, romantic, and absolutely exquisite!

I received a free copy of this book from the author for participating in a blog tour hosted by TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.





In the long lost ancient past, two men fought over the girl with eyes like the Bosporus under a summer sky. It ended badly. She died. They died.

Since then, they have all tumbled through time, reborn over and over again. Now they are all here, in the same place, the same time and what began so long ago must finally come to an end.

Ask Helle Madsen what she thinks about reincarnation and she’ll laugh in your face. Besides, Helle has other stuff to handle, what with her new, exciting job in London and her drop-dead but seriously sinister boss, Sam Woolf. And then one day Jason Morris walks into her life and despite never having clapped eyes on him before, she recognises him immediately. Very weird. Even more weird is the fact that Sam and Jason clearly hate each other’s guts. Helle’s life is about to become extremely complicated and far too exciting.



A Torch in His Heart ignites, thrills, and surprises. Anna Belfrage beautifully balances intrigue, angst, humor, suspense and romance leaving readers utterly desperate for more. It’s so irresistibly twisty, steamy, and exciting and I honestly cannot recommend it enough!




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Instagram Tour

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Monday, September 9th: @booksandchinooks

Tuesday, September 10th: @thereadingchemist

Wednesday, September 11th: @a_bookish_dream

Thursday, September 12th: @mixed_matched_socks

Thursday, September 12th: @book_hangover88

Saturday, September 14th: @novelgrounds

Sunday, September 15th: @lovelyreadergirl

Monday, September 16th: @nsiabblog

Wednesday, September 18th: @sarahs_reads



Review Tour

Monday, September 16th: What is That Book About – author guest post

Tuesday, September 17th: Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, September 18th: From the TBR Pile

Friday, September 20th: Sincerely Karen Jo

Monday, September 23rd: Stranded in Chaos

Wednesday, September 25th: @livingmybestbooklife

Thursday, September 26th: @barr_bookworms

Monday, September 30th: Audio Killed the Bookmark and @beritaudiokilledthebookmark

Tuesday, October 1st: @myreadingchronicles

Thursday, October 3rd: @sarahandherbookshelves

Monday, October 7th: @escape_in_a_book

Wednesday, October 9th: Book Fidelity

Thursday, October 10th: Treestand Book Reviews




annabelfrageHad Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a professional time-traveller. As such a profession does not exist, she settled for second best and became a financial professional with two absorbing interests, namely history and writing. These days, Anna combines an exciting day-job with a large family and her writing endeavours. Plus she always finds the time to try out new recipes, chase down obscure rose bushes and initiate a home renovation scheme or two.

Her most recent release, A Torch in His Heart, is a step out of her comfort zone. Having previously published historical fiction & historical romance, with this first book about Jason and Helle Anna offers a dark and titillating contemporary romance, complete with a time-slip angle and hot & steamy scenes.


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I hope you enjoyed reading this post and get to meet Jason, Helle and Sam! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the tour and add this book on your TBR.

Have you read this book? What did you think? Share your thoughts in the comments down below.


Blog Tour – ARC Review for Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Hello lovelies and welcome to my Blog Tour stop for Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout hosted by TLC Tours.

From the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of the fantastical Dark Elements and the Lux series comes a new novel set in a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.




Published: June 11, 2019 by Inkyard Press (Original Edition)

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Format: Hardcover 512, Ebook


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Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…




A Flawlessly Capitivating and Utterly Addictive Paranormal Romance 


This book definitely deserves a spot on your TBR! Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a flawlessly captivating and thrilling paranormal romance that had me glued to the pages.

JLA’s With You NA contemporary series is one of my favorites and I can never forget how much I LOVE Cam and Avery.  Now, I haven’t read any of her paranormal books, but I’ve been very interested… so much so that I started buying books from her Lux series. I haven’t started yet cause I’m planning on binging the series when I finally have them all. When I received an invitation to be part of the review tour for Storm and Fury hosted by TLC Book Tours, I obviously had to say yes. It’s a JLA book and I love her writing so I couldn’t resist.

I wasn’t initially aware that Storm and Fury is a spinoff of The Dark Elements series. Having said that, I didn’t find myself having trouble following the storyline, but I’m sure reading the original trilogy would have made it even more fun. I’m definitely intrigued now and planning on reading them really soon. This book is just so well-written and I devoured and savored every moment.

Protected by gargoyle shapeshifters known as Wardens, Trinity Marrow is an eighteen year old girl who’s hiding her unique ability to communicate with ghosts and spirits. If demons find the truth about her secret gift, they’ll end her life to gain more power. But, when reports about both demons and Wardens being killed are revealed, Trinity must work together with an annoying, but charming Warden she can’t seem to resist. Zayne, as fascinating as he is, is also keeping secrets. Secrets that can make things complicated and even worse for Trinitiy. Can Trinity trust Zayne enough to save her family and the world?

With masterful storytelling, alluring world-building, and complex lovable characters, this book had me wonderfully excited and engrossed until the very end. It’s quite different from JLA’s NA books, but just as entertaining, emotional, and addictive that I never wanted the story to end. The world JLA has created feels a bit familiar and have similarities to other paranormal books I’ve read, but I still thought it’s deliciously imaginative and fascinating. I enjoyed reading about demons and gargoyles and just being part of that world. I thought the plot was well developed and easy to follow. It’s engaging, suspenseful, intriguing and a lot of fun. The ending had me feeling all sorts of emotions and I’m so freaking eager to see what happens next.

Trinity is a fierce, unique and strong heroine. I knew from the first few pages that I would love her and I really do. She’s feisty, curious, funny, and incredibly brave. She may be losing her eye sight, but that never stops her from doing whatever she wants to do. I really admired that quality about her.

Zayne intrigued me so much since I wasn’t familiar with his character having not read The Dark Elements series. I found him undeniably charming, mysterious, and fascinating. He’s hilarious, honest, and quite the gentleman. I definitely swooned over him and he totally has my heart now and forever!

I loved the romance and chemistry between Trinity and Zayne. I think they are so perfect for each other. I enjoyed their bantering, flirting, and all their amusing conversations. There are so many swoony scenes between them and I absolutely loved them all.

The side characters are pretty awesome too. I liked Misha and my heart definitely ached for him. I LOVE Peanut, Trin’s resident ghost friend. He’s so funny and I enjoyed his friendship with Trinity. I found every scene with them absolutely entertaining and I honestly laughed out loud a few times.

This was truly an amazing and fantastical read. It’s utterly addictive and enthralling. There’s drama, intrigue, humor, romance, action, heartbreak, and the feels are EVERYTHING! Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a must read for paranormal and romance fans and if you’ve read anything by JLA, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy and love this book just as much as I do. Cannot wait for more and to be reunited with Trin and Zayne! Highly recommend this book!!!

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughs and opinions are my own.




Jennifer-L.-Armentrout# 1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. Find her on Twitter @JLArmentrout or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.



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Tuesday, June 11th: @theliteraryllama

Wednesday, June 12th: @superspacechick

Wednesday, June 12th: @girlsinbooks

Thursday, June 13th: @theshybooks

Friday, June 14th: @thegraduatedbookworm

Saturday, June 15th: @lovelyreadergirl

Sunday, June 16th: @amberafterglowreads

Review tour:

Monday, June 10th: Sincerely Karen Jo

Tuesday, June 11th: @bookishly_tiff

Wednesday, June 12th: Becca Leighan

Thursday, June 13th: Treestand Book Reviews

Friday, June 14th: Book by Book

Monday, June 17th: @iam.caryn

Tuesday, June 18th: Audio Killed the Bookmark and @beritaudiokilledthebookmark

Wednesday, June 19th: @thecityofdarkclockwork

Thursday, June 20th: Inky Moments and @inkymoments

Friday, June 21st: Lori’s Reading Corner – spotlight

Monday, June 24th: @booksandjil

Tuesday, June 25th: Moonlight Rendezvous and @moonlight_rendezvous

Wednesday, June 26th: @booktwinsreview1

Thursday, June 27th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, July 1st: Read Love Blog

Tuesday, July 2nd: Book Fidelity

Monday, July 8th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Thursday, July 11th: @thebibliolife


Thanks for stopping by bookish friends. Hope you have a wonderful week! Don’t forget to add this book on your TBR and grab a copy tomorrow!!