Book Lover Mystery Box, a book lovers dream

I've been receiving a #BookLoverMysterBox for a few months now, I feel it's time I should leave a review for all the hard work Ang & Kylie do putting them together each month.


When your box first arrives it's perfectly packed, lovingly sealed with tape (you will need scissors for this part) with not a hint of whats inside at all.

Although hints have been made as to authors within each box, you go in blind as to genres, titles, swag, or eBooks your about to add to your ever growing bookshelf or TBR. The authors have been known & new to me, indie & traditionally published, but still a surprised with the variety!


Upon opening the box, which feels like opening a present each month, EXCITING!! You'll find an array of bookmarks (possibly signed), signed bookplates, eBooks, cookies, handcrafted swag pieces & other special pieces... Also inside you will find the paperbacks, lovingly wrapped in paper, although sometimes the scissors need to be on hand as the tape is difficult to get through.
I'm not too sure how all this wrapping is done on a monthly basis, it would surely drive me mad.


All pieces from the handcrafted swag through to the paperbacks awaiting inside your box, are all thoughtfully picked out for each month..... creating an unique box packed to the rim with goodies.


Book Lover Mystery Box is available monthly in Australia, with free postage (but can be ordered internationally). They offer one off boxes as well as subscriptions starting from 2, 3, 6 & 12 months, also there is a one off kids box available where the age & gender allow Kylie & Ang to pick out the perfect gift for you little one.

Book Lover Myster Box =April unboxing & contents


Inside Aprils #BookLoverMysteryBox is....
*a Riveting Reads Australia Author Event flyer
* a Book Lover Mystery Box sneak peek April postcard (with everyones details on the back), as well as a bookmark saying 'A library is a hospital for the mind'
* cards from PNR Book Lover Reviews & Saucy Reviews on Kinky Korner
*a couple of ebooks kindly donated by Laura Morgan Author & Jess Buffett Author... also a select few got one from Author Kate Givans
*a Happy Easter cookie from Sweet Bookie Cookie YUM!!
*a pair of music note earrings from Kristy's Kreative Nook
*a copy of 'Fix You' (Trade Me Collection) with signed book plate from Author Gen Ryan
*last but not least.... a signed copy of 'Breaking the Cycle' (Rocking Racers 1) as well as a signed postcard from Megan Lowe Author

WOW what a box April turned out to be!! <3 <3
Head on over to Book Lover Mystery Box ( to check out the boxes & subscriptions available, order yours today, don't forget to use my code: KRISTY for your % off.



Book Lover Mystery Box

#BookLoverMysteryBox has announced it's final author for May, Amy K McClung is joining Kaithlin Shepherd & Nalini Singh... welcome


With only a limited amount of boxes left, if you want to get your hands on a May box or a 3 or 6 month subscription head on over to Book Lover Mystery Box ( & use my code: KRISTY .... to get a discount on your purchase

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Freaking HOT series

Declan Reede: The Untold Story (Complete Series) - Michelle Irwin

I FREAKING loved every second of this series, from the minute I started till the very end of each installment I was riveted!! The details with in the book, even told by Declan, helped you understand the personal growth he has gone through since he was a teenager till having Alyssa re-enter his life. Michelle Irwin has somehow channelled Declan to the point where the words not only painted pictures in my mind, but you felt everything he felt too...

Reviews should be back soon

I'm so far behind on my review list it's not even funny, not just weeks, but MONTHS worth of reviews. It's bad, I need to go back & re-read books, that's how bad it is. For some reason, I'm going to say LIFE, reviewing seemed harder to do for me. At the start a review could take half an hour & BAM it was done, then near the end, 1 could take all day.... the words didn't want to flow. I'm hoping the words come back to me, I'm not going to rush them... but I did write a small review last night, so here's hoping the words come naturally again.

Fast paced read

Treasure Me (Love Thieves #2) - Heather Long

I received an ARC of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

I can honestly say Heather can write pretty much anything & keep me riveted to the story, once again I couldn't stop reading. After the confusing start to book 1, I was a little unsure if 'Treasure Me' would start the same way, thankfully it doesn't. 'Treasure Me' is book 2 in Heather's "Love Thieves" series, I would definitely read this series in chronological order. 'Treasure Me' is set after book 1, Max & Anya are still on the trail of The Fortunate Buddha, but have sent Max's cousin Pietr on the hunt instead, leading him to New York & the museam that Sophie Kingston works at. Sophie finds herself drawn into the intrigue surrounding the Buddha, then the chemistry between herself & the ever bossy Pietr. I can't wait to read what happens next in the "Love Thieves" series.

Action packed continuation

Snatched by the Alien Savage: A SciFi Alien Romance (Galactic Mating Season Book 2) - Marina Maddix, Flora Dare Snatched by the Alien Savage: A SciFi Alien Romance (Galactic Mating Season) (Volume 2) - Marina Maddix, Flora Dare

I received an ARC of 'Snatched by the Alien Savage' from Flora Dare, in exchange for my honest review.

What an action-packed start to a new series from Flora & Marina, I was quickly drawn into this short story from the very start. Giving alot of new words to figure out how to pronounce, but that made it fun... it wouldn't be right if there wasn't a new language for someone to learn, even with special aids to help. Diviak & his crew are on a mission to save their planets princess, but with the choice of turning back without her & suffering the consecences or trying to find fuel on the closest planet & continueing... they choose to find fuel. Diviak & Jasmine break the news that aliens are real to Jasmine's friends, whilst the girls don't believe them at first, but having an alien pop out of no-where & then pop out with Raven, helps the news become easier to handle. Akotolyn feels the fever upon him, but he's able to handle it, but arriving at Jasmine's appartment he instantly notices Raven & the mating fever isn't something he can deny.

Sooo I'll leave it at that, no spoilers from me here. I will say I couldn't put this down. 'Snatched by the Alien Savage' is book 2 in Marina & Flora's series "Galactic Mating Season" I can't wait to read what happens next for the series.

Can Jax keep his mate??

Jax: Mating Fever (Rocked by the Bear Book 6) - V. Vaughn

I couldn't wait to read what would happen to Jax, especially with how 'Jared' finished, although I also didn't want to start reading 'Jax' because it is the final book in the series. After finding out his mate is someone his clan usually kills on sight, Jax is driving to his alpha's territory, his companian is his greatest treasure, but also on of a were-bears biggest foes. Trying to convince her that the propaganda she's learnt for most of her life is false during the road trip...
'Jax: Mating Fever' is book 6 & the final book in V. Vaughn's series "Rocked by the Bear", I highly advise you to read this series in order. Loved this journey, Jax & Sasha have an interesting time together whilst they figure everything out, I really wish there was more of this series.

Can they trick Danny's parents??

Fake It Til You Mate It (a Paranormal BBW Bear Shifter Romance) (Bearfield Book 5) - Jacqueline Sweet, Eva Wilder

I received a complimentary copy of 'Fake it Til You Mate It' from the author, in exchange for my honest review.

I originally read the first part of 'Fake it Til You Mate It' in the "Alpha Fever" anthology, so was pleasantly surprised to find out that it wasn't the complete book & that there was more to the story. 'Fake it Til You Mate It' is book 5 in Jacqueline's "Bearfield" series, I highly advise you read the series in order.

Danny & his best friend Sarah live in the city, they've never dated, but she's the only human in the city who knows the who he really is. When it's time to take his mate, the one he'd told his parents about to keep them quiet, to the Big Bear Meet, Sarah offers herself as his fake mate for the weekend...

What twists & turns this book made, I didn't expect some of what I've just read, I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the massive backstory in this, plus getting a glimpse of all the bears at the Big Bear Meet. I loved this book & can't wait to read what comes next in the "Bearfield" series.

A Christmas Tale....

Make A Wish - A.C. James

I was given a complimentary copy by author A.C. James in exchange for an honest review.

'Make A Wish' is a charming Christmas novella from A.C. James, with the smallest paranormal involvement, I loved this novella from the very begining, but soon found myself finshed. Clara is heading home to her family for Christmas, although she doesn't really want to go home, reminding me of Scrooge... she meets a strange man at the airport, who tries to convince her that he is an elf & wanting Clara to make a wish.

A MUST read

Janet and the Bear: A BBW Bear-Shifter Romance (Shifting Impulse Book 3) - Aurora Woodlove

I received an ARC of 'Janet and the Bear' from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

'Janet & the Bear' is Aurora's third book in her series "Shifting Impulse"... once again the description had me intrigued & couldn't wait to start reading. Once again I quickly found myself lost within the storyline, Janet is Celine's best friend & a bartender at Shifting Impulse & finds herself working the night of Celine's birthday. It's also on that same night that Janet meets landscape & wildlife photographer Sean... I really wish this book was longer, I could have read so much more. I also love how this book was set to start on the same night as the first 2 books in the "Shifting Impulse" series, & I hope there is more to come.

Was it all just fate??

Silver Moon (Hot Moon Rising #6) - Merryn Dexter

I was given an ARC of "Silver Moon" from Merryn, in exchange for an honest review.

'Silver Moon' is book 6 & Merryn's contribution to the "Hot Moon Rising" series, as I have yet to read any of the other books in this series I wasn't sure if I was going to understand what was happening. As a follower of Merryn's work so far, I jumped at the chance to read her new book. I loved how there was a charcter list, letting you know the who & where of the characters, it made reading this new series easier to understand. Silver Ellis is in the wrong place at the wrong time, or could you say fate put her where she should be?? After a trip to checking on one of her students leads to Silver being on the wrong end of a gun, she finds herself in witness protection. After being the one taking care of the packs problems for years Kirk lives on the out skirts away from the pack, but when his alpha tells him to protect a human he's unsure why.

I enjoyed this story emensley, I couldn't stop reading, this story had me HOOKED. I can't wait to read what Merryn has coming next.

The continuation of King & Elena's journey

Unbreakable: Unrequited Part Two (Fallen Aces MC Book 2) - Max Henry

Holy FREAKING hell! 'Unbreakable' has left me speechless, this is the continuation of King & Elena's journey & what a journey it was! I've been patiently awaiting this installment of King's story, & learn the reasons behind Elena's decisions. Before you read 'Unbreakable' is book 1.5 (read as book 2) of the "Fallen Aces MC" series, PLEASE read book 1 prior to reading this book.

I'm not going to ruin ANYTHING about this book, so to find out if Elena escapes Carlos... has her baby... if King becomes club pres... you'll have to read this yourself.

Max does what Max does best, dark troubling subjects brought to light, writen so that you can feel the pain, the hurt, the need to fight just by reading the words. King & Elena's story starts 7 years ago & gradually brings you to the present time, the struggles they go through & overcome. The darkness, sadness, courage, loyalty, brotherhood, love... then the twists, all of this wrapped up into something truly wicked to read, Max left me in AWE, I FLOVE her work & can't wait to read what happens next.

Blain's on the case

Blind Wolf Bluff: Shifter Romance (Vanguard Elite Book 3) - Annie Nicholas

I received an ARC of 'Blind Wolf Bluff' from Annie Nicholas, in exchange for an honest review.

After reading the first 2 books in the "Vanguard Elite" series I jumped at the chance to read the third book. I absolutely loved the description about this book, it had me NEEDING to read just what the Vanguard Elite where about to go through. 'Blind Wolf Bluff' is the third book in Annie's "Vanguard Elite" series, please read this series in order for the best experience.

When a string of murders hits Chicago, the FBI ask the Vanguard pack for help in finding the suspect, but when the pack can't find anything the Alpha suggests Blain after learning of his unique ability. When Blain arrives in Chicago he meets Special Agent Price, with Blain's special abilities can they help find the killer before the next girl dies??

LOVED this so bad, life at the bootcamp for misfits isn't easy, but to go out into an unknown city without your pack.... I enjoyed the action, tension, kinship, steamy scenes... everything just came together. I can't wait to read the next books in the series.

My breath was stollen!!

Steal My Breath (Elixir Book 1) - Nina Levine

After being thoroughly teased by Nina when she shared a brief snippet of 'Steal My Breath' in the "For the First Time" anthology, I've been waiting ever so patiently to read the rest of Callie & Luke's story. I was originally shocked to find out there was NO bikers or rockers in this book, WHAT?? yep no biker what so ever in here.... but I quickly feel in, out & back in love with Nina's newest alpha. In true Nina Levine style 'Steal My Breath' is HOT, steamy, thought provoking... in so many ways just like Nina's Storm MC, Sydney Storm MC & Crave series, but also so different.

'Steal My Breath' had me intrigued within the first couple of chapters, wondering just who Luke is & his story. Because a man that screams ALPHA male had to have one hell of a story. Callie is a TRUE Nina Levine heroine, sassy, having strong beliefs & living by them, always thinking of others... I FLOVE Nina's leading ladies. Although it states that 'Steal My Breath' is a standalone, I hope Nina turns it into a series, there was a few other characters that I felt wanted/needed their turn in the limelight. Either way I can't wait to read what Nina Levine writes next.

The final of Greer & Cav's story

Dirty Love - Meghan March Dirty Love (Dirty Girl Duet) (Volume 2) - Meghan March

I couldn't wait to start reading 'Dirty Love' the final part in Meghan's "Dirty Girl Duet". Reading book 1 'Dirty Girl' is a MUST before you start devouring book 2. I WAS NOT dissappointed! Starting where book 1 finished & continueing on with Greer & Cav's story. I won't go into anything to spoil anything for you, YOU MUST read this for yourself.

I seriously devoured this book, from the very begining I was glued to my ereader, especially with how book 1 finished. I was transfixed from start to finish, I couldn't put it down & read it in one sitting.
Is it bad of me to want more from these characters?? One could only wish!

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