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The Protectors by @No1Bitchmaster is a Binge-Worthy Festival pick #urbanfantasy #romance #giveaway

Title: The Protectors (The Candi Reynolds Series, 3)

Author: April Hollingworth

Genre: Paranormal and Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fantasy Horror

Book Blurb:

Tensions run high as the final battle with The Protectors approaches. Secrets are uncovered and new allies arise. With the help of her vampire lover, Victor Harlow, and their friends, Candi needs to prepare for the coming battle, a battle she might not survive. Danger surrounds her. The battleground has been chosen. Will Candi be able to solve the mysteries of the past, and defeat The Protectors, for once and for all?


“I’ll never let you go,” he informs me as he drags me back toward him. “You are mine and I am yours. End of discussion.”

“There was a discussion in there somewhere?”

Flipping me over as easily as if I’m a pancake in a pan, he gives me one more yank so my butt is at the edge of the bed, and his large body is wedged between my legs. Leaning forward, he grasps hold of my chin, keeping my face still, and maintains eye contact with me.

“No discussion, just a simple fact. You keep trying to run from your feelings, and I’m not letting you anymore,” he growls the words out, practically spitting them in my face. “So you need me, and you’re afraid of the fact. Fair enough. Now let me tell you something, little girl. I need you too.”

“Little girl?” I manage to sputter out before being harshly interrupted.

“Yes. You are mine. Your body, mind, and your fucking soul, is mine. Get used to it, sweetheart, because I’m never letting you go.” Next thing I know, his mouth has slammed down on mine. His kiss is one of punishment and domination. There’s no gentleness in it at all.

Strangely enough, it’s exactly what I need. I need to feel and hear that he’s on this emotional rollercoaster with me. I know he loves me. He’s far from afraid of telling me, unlike me, but seeing this fury and dominance coming from him is spelling out loud and clear what he’s feeling, and it’s like I suddenly know everything is going to be okay.

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What’s the first binge-worthy book you read and why was it a must-read?

Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy.

It grabbed my attention and just wouldn’t release me until I devoured it all. I was probably about twelve-years-old at the time and had borrowed it from my mum. I still have that book.

What makes your featured book a binge-worthy read?

This is the final book in my series, so the underlying mystery of the previous ones is solved in this book. But as with the previous books, this also has its own story in the world I’ve created. The danger in this book has been amplified as my characters are literally going to war something, they all know there is no guarantee of their survival.


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Author Biography:

Born in Dublin, I moved to England, finally we came back home to Ireland. I now live in West Cork.

When I was a child I fell in love with books, amazing stories filled with mystery and intrigue, danger and fantasy this love has progressed into a passion with me. I also like photography and cemeteries the older the better.

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Aug 19, 2020

Thank you, April, for sharing your book in our Binge-Worthy Book Festival. Wow, what a great excerpt. I bet this whole series is binge-worthy!

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