Title: Dark Protector by Celia Aaron

Rating: 5/5 ⭐️’s and 3/5 🌟’s

Total Rating: 8/10

Review: From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse and collected bounties drenched in blood.
I thought staying away would keep her safe, would shield her from me. I was wrong. Danger followed in my wake like death at a slaughter house. I protected her from the threats that circled like black buzzards, kept her safe with kill after kill.
But everything comes with a price, especially second chances for a man like me.
Killing for her was easy. It was living for her that turned out to be the hard part.

From the very beginning, this story captured my attention. Normally when stories capture my attention, I start to lose interest at one point whether it’s at the start, middle, or toward the end. This book on the other hand kept me reading. There was character development and flowing story line.

I do have to say I fell in love with the character, Nate. I am hoping that he gets his own book because he deserves it. I love his humor; it didn’t seem forced or strange at any point. He  had a charm that I absolutely loved.

As for the main characters, I loved them as well, especially Conrad. The love he develops for Charlie is passionate and agh, I just love it. Now sometimes the main female character frustrates me and it’s because of the damn decisions they make or how much they deny something and you’re just screaming “GIVE IN ALREADY!!”! Well not with this girl. Sure there were some times where I would hope that she does something but, she ends up not doing it, but it wasn’t frustrating. She ended up finding either a better way of going about something or it worked out her way anyway. Which is fine.

None of the characters really frustrated me but I do have to admit, the ending felt a little rushed. Not much but just a tad. It was in the epilogue to be specific. I felt like an idea was plastered into the first half of the epilogue, but only a little.

Overall, I really liked this read and I really hope that the author continues with this series with Nate’s side of the story.

Also (forgot to add), this book is under the genre Dark Romance & Erotica, but it didn’t really feel like erotica. There were a few sexy scenes but it wasn’t as intense as an erotica. Normally I don’t go for eroticas because it’s all about the sex and not really the story line. This book though was a perfect combination of sex and story line. Kind of like a New Adult Romance but a little more descriptive and kind of like an Erotica but more story line and less crude, I mean, “sexy” wording. Either way it was a great dark  romance and I think I’m going to read more Dark Romances because this one was pretty darn good.

If you are interested in reading this book, the link is provided down below:

Until next time lovelies.

Written by this specific reviewer, CrownTheRivers aka Steph



Title: The Singer (Irin Chronicles) by Elizabeth Hunter

Rating: 5/5🌟’s

Review: I have come to the decision that 🌟 will now be mega stars and ⭐️ will be regular stars. So if I put a mega star then ya know it’s good!! On to the review!!

I would love for everyone to just go and buy this book right now, like this instant because I’m seriously alone in this fandom and I need to find people to discuss this book with because ohh my lord!! I’m catholic so I should use the Lord’s name in vain but my goodness!! This book, this series is a lot better than I thought. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting back in my groove and am reading books a lot faster or I’ve become so attached to this book that I just burned right thru it or it was a quick read. Either way, this book is…it needs its own fandom, like a big one because, it deserves it!!

My heart broke for Ava despite the fact that I knew the truth and such (won’t say any spoilers). The heartache and confusion and the anger were all felt and it was such a journey. A journey to the very last word. This is such a great read and the ending…boy, I cannot believe I’m rooting for this person because I’m not supposed to but fuck that. Sorry, don’t know the age range of our audience so bleep it out with your eyes and replace it with fudge. Fudge is better, fuck isn’t. (Bleep that out again)

I want this person (it’s so hard not to say because I want to discuss sooooo bad, grrrr population of one in fandom island) to get what he craves so much and it makes me bad for wanting that but ugh!!

There are other things I want to say but I can’t so all I’ll going to say is go buy this series right now because this fandom island is like this right now 🏝 and I need it to be more like this 

With the ships included.

I really hope this population of one grows (soon 🤞🏻) so here is the link down below to get your journey to the series started:

Enjoy the read (🤞🏻) and please follow, comment, and like this post/blog and I wish y’all a merry rest of your day (or night).

Written by the fandom island (Pop.1) CrownTheRivers aka Steph

The Scribe REVIEW!!

Title: The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter

Rating: 5/5 🌟’s


Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

THE SCRIBE is the first book in the Irin Chronicles, the new paranormal romance series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.


If I could capitalize a number I would capitalize the heck out of the rating I just gave. This book is…whoa, the emotions are still fresh (😭). At first I thought this story was slow but that’s because I’m not used to reading books like this, and by this I mean historic. It’s not necessarily under the historic genre but it does have some elements, at least it felt like it to me at first. This is more of an urban fantasy which is great and there is romance involved which got me instantly hooked to this series. 

After I got past the first couple of pages I was drawn in and couldn’t stop reading. I thought that I couldn’t get back in it because it got boring for me, but when I picked it up again I realized I put it down because a naughty scene was going on 😏 and I couldn’t read it where I was at the moment that I put it down. Have you ever read a sexy scene in public? It’s pretty uncomfortable 😂

Anyway, I’m glad I picked it up as soon as I could because this story is awesome!! Can be a bit slow at times, I must admit but I think that’s just because it’s a me thing rather than a story thing. But if you’ve already read this book then let me know your thoughts on it, I would love to read about it.

The ending of this story…I didn’t think I would cry…but I did…so much so that my dad looked at me and had such a conflicted face “should I ask or just not”. I don’t want to give any spoilers buuuut if there is anyone out there who has read this book, speak up cuz this is how I feel right now:

Anyway! I’ve been gone from this series too long, on to book 2 of this series.

Comment, follow, like and such. 👍🏻

Written by the oh so impatient CrownTheRivers, aka Steph.

The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey REVIEW 

Title: The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey

Rate: 4/5 🌟’s

Review: I really enjoyed reading The Finn Factor. It was really cute at times and yes a little frustrating but not much. It was frustrating because of the situations that kept setting the characters apart. It has nothing to do with the characters at all which is beautiful.

I love all the characters in this story, especially Harvey, he’s funny and adorable. Not once did I want any of the characters to leave. This book is 206 pages long (in the ebook at least) and it didn’t feel like it dragged at all. Of all the books I’ve been trying to finish lately, this is the book to finally break that streak (thank God!!). Every time I put the book down because work or acting got in the way, I found that when I had nothing to do I was actually reaching for my nook, which hasn’t happened in a while. This book actually drew me in and I couldn’t stop reading.

It’s sort of a quick read, really cute, and I just love everything about it. I purchased it for nook not too long ago and I think I got it discounted thru bookbub, so if you guys follow BookBub or are subscribed, hopefully this book is still available for the cheap price of $0.99.

This is a short post but just wanted to get this review in before I forget haha. Have a great day, or night, depending on where you live. Hope you enjoyed these thoughts and such. 

Written by the oh so forgetful, CrownTheRivers aka Steph💕


Hello everyone!!

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything but I am happy to announce I am back!!

I have been busy with acting lately but I have finally found a window to write another post. And what an exciting post this is. Now, considering I’m behind on social media and feel like I’m the first to know about things when really I’m the last to know, you guys might have already heard about this but eff it. I’m announcing it anyway in case any of you are like me and haven’t heard anything about it yet.

First news I would love to bring up is…drumroll… The Shatter Me Series!!! Yes I know the book series ended a while ago but it has just been announced that Tahereh Mafi (the author of the series for those of you who don’t know) has 3 NEW books to add to the series. That’s right people, the Shatter Me series will no longer be a trilogy but a…hexology?? A 6-book series, let’s just say that. It is said that the next books coming out will be continuing off from book 3 (Ignite Me). So it is not a spin-off but a continuing-off…I should stop inventing words…a sequel as some may say.

The book will come in 2 different POV’s which are Juliette’s POV and Warner’s (😍) POV. I cannot wait for the series to continue but unfortunately we have to wait until 2018 for the next book to come out. But I do have to be grateful to the writers of the TV series for asking Tahereh Mafi a question even she didn’t know the answer to which led her to reread her series and realize that Juliette’s journey had just begun. And thus people, the continuation of the Shatter Me series is born!! (\^_^/) 🌈

For more info on this amazing news, here is the link:

Also, for those of you who aren’t aware either, yes, you have read correctly, Shatter Me is becoming a TV series so all you actresses out there, my claws are out and may the odds be ever in your favor ✌🏻👆🏻 (pretend that’s one hand holding up 3 fingers). My heart may belong to Celaena Sardothien so you girls still may have a chance with Juliette because I’m not giving up Celaena for anything (even tho I’m not blonde, I will fight).

Here is a link to more info on the Shatter Me TV series for those of you who are interested in that info:


Yes I had to write it in all caps because it’s so exciting!!! Here is the link to the exercpt. If you don’t care about the questionare, like me, because you’re too excited for the excerpt then scroll to the bottom of the article and you will find what we have been waiting for. Well part of what we’ve all been waiting for. 

Sarah J. Maas shares excerpt from ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’

That’s all for now folks. Comment and subscribe (or follow, I still don’t know how this thing works) and have a precious day!! ☀️

Written by yours truly excited and obsessed, CrownTheRivers aka Steph

“The Witches Of The Glass Castle” [Book Review]

Title: “The Witches Of The Glass Castle” by Gabriella Lepore

Rating: ☆☆☆☆.4/5☆’s

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance 

Published: April 18th 2017 


Mia’s life is thrown through a loop when she discovers her family secret — that she and her brother Dino are witches. After they are sent away to study their craft, they begin down a path that will change their lives forever.

Suddenly thrust into a world where handsome warriors command the power of nature and people’s thoughts and actions can be manipulated at will, Mia and Dino struggle to navigate their own allegiances and do what they know to be right when everything around them seems beyond their control.

My Thoughts and Review:

           “The Witches Of The Glass Castle” is actually the first book I read this month. With so much going on I am SO GLAD I PICKED IT UP!! The cover you guys is GORGEOUS!!! love the design and color. You are pulled in buy it. So A+ on the cover!! I didn’t even know I needed a witch fix. Gabriella Lepore loves to write witch theme books and I LOVE IT! Her writing is so easy to get into. I love the way she writes when it comes to the bonds of family. The relationship between Dino and her Aunt may seem a little harsh at times but they understand each other and they love each other and they know it. I thought it was beautiful. Her aunt would kill for her boy. LITERALLY!

          The romance was not rushed and I love when the romance is not instant but it grows and that is what we have here. I will say it gets cheesy sometimes but it goes with our characters. The sibling relationship between Dino and Mia is a little wacky but there is a scene that I loved between them that showed how much Dino cared for his sister. Then we had surprises that I honestly did not see coming. I enjoyed the characters and the magic. I LOVED the HUNTERS! one in particular and I need more! The way it ended was not enough cause things were verly getting started!!!

        Really enjoyed this read. The magic and romance were my favorite parts and need to know what happens next!!

       Both books are out! So go get your witch fix cause TRUST ME you need it! Gabriella Lepore knows her craft.


******eARC Given by publisher for honest review********

Thanx for reading guys!

Until next time (^^)/,


No Sleep Podcast

Hey everyone, 

With school and life and everything my reading time has been cut down to a minimum. I know there are audiobooks but its not the same and at times I can’t connect with the book. Only one book has been a success in audiobook and that is “The Call” which I will post later on about that experience. 

Todays post is about a podcast called ” No Sleep” I have been addicted listening to them!! I love their stories. All the stories are from this site called RedIt. I had read one from there once and it gave me goosebumps but I LOVED IT! Now I listen to them as well and it is creepy good!! 

Different stories each time. Of course not all of them are good but MOST are. These are stories created by people and they post them on Redit and some have even been published. I personally, love how the run the podcast. They have different people each time telling the story. They put eerie music and sound effects that you feel you are watching a movie. They really go all out to make you feel the feeling of “No Sleep”. One really gets pulled in. I have been listening to them and started from their very first episode.

I HIGHLY recommend you guys listen them. Especially if you are like me and want to read but can’t cause life and all and you can’t quite connect to audio books at times, then this is the next best thing. If you have and Ipod/Iphone/Ipad just search them up in your podcast app. You’ll find them there! or for people w/ samsung or other devices you can check them out here:

No sleep Site: 


This are scary/creepy/horror type stories. So no lovey dovey and sometimes NO happy endings. So if you into that and are okay with that then GO CHECK THEM OUT CAUSE ITS AWESSOME!! 

Thank You for reading guys

Until next Time (^^)/