Friday, May 26, 2017

Review for Struck by Amanda Carlson - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -AMAZON LINK -

When Phoebe Meadows gets struck by a strange light in the stockroom of Macy’s, life as she knows it flies out the window. As if being hit by lightning isn’t bad enough, she’s accosted in the subway by a man with a missing hand, arrives home to find a raven on her kitchen counter, and her neighbor, Ingrid, shows up dressed like a gladiator hell-bent on protecting her.

Before Ingrid can shuttle her to safety, Phoebe is kidnapped and tossed into one of the Nine Worlds where she’s quickly forced to come to terms with what she is: A valkyrie. The only problem is, she has no idea what that means.

After a narrow escape, she finds an unlikely ally in Loki’s son, Fenrir. Together the valkyrie and the wolf must battle their way back to New York City and reach the valkyrie stronghold where Ingrid is waiting for her. But with danger and obstacles at every turn, she might not live long enough to learn the full truth about who and what she really is…


MY REVIEW -

I loved this!! I love this type of premise! Phoebe is a woman who is struck by lightening, and it completely changes her life! She finds out that she isn't exactly human, and that there are quite a few enemies that want her dead due to a prophecy, so begins Phoebe's crazy adventure! I love that this story has to deal with some Norse mythology, and I loved that Phoebe is in her 20's, so the story is more adult. This book deals with Phoebe finding out more about who she really is, and Phoebe begins the first leg on her quest to discovering just what in the heck is going on. I love the unique creatures and worlds Phoebe encounters, and I liked all of the side characters. Phoebe is a bit of a damsel, but she does have some awesome, kickass moments, and I'm looking forward to seeing her grow more into her powers, and I'm excited to see where her quest is going to go. I loved the connection between Phoebe and Fen! This story has some steamy moments! There is lots of cool action sequences, and some interesting enemies. I also listened to the audiobook version of Struck, and the narrator did an amazing job! Not only does she do different female and male voices, she also does a whole bunch of different creatures, and she does great with them all! I'm definitely looking forward to the next book! The adventure is just beginning!

Review for Endurance by Amy Daws - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Tanner Harris has been busy shagging his way through the ladies of east London, but getting caught by the paparazzi buck-naked with his trouser snake in his hands means he’s sowed his last wild oat.

Dr. Belle Ryan once thought Tanner Harris was the perfect kind of bearded bad boy she needed to relieve a bit of stress after her intense job as a surgical fellow, but an icy cold rejection from London’s sluttiest footballer puts the two at each other’s throats.

Fate and a favour conspire to put Tanner and Belle back in each other’s paths and they’re forced to do a lot more than get along to save face and their careers.

Rage turns to passion and tempers run sizzling hot when they realise they aren’t just falling for each other—they’re jumping head first. And neither have the endurance to keep their hands to themselves.


MY REVIEW -

This was lots of fun! Tanner isn't really my ideal guy personality wise, but I still really enjoyed the story! I also loved that Belle is super sassy! Tanner is a manwhore footballer aka soccer player, whose slutty ways have got him on suspension from his team when he is caught in the buff by reporters, and since Belle was trying to help him out, she too is pushed into the spotlight. Belle's family is high up in the social scene, and they don't want their name to be dragged down, so Tanner's PR team and Belle's family agree that Tanner and Belle should act like they are in a committed relationship and not just a one night stand type of thing to help out with both of their images, but there's just one problem, Belle and Tanner hate each other! Tanner wanted to shag Belle, but when he found out she's the best friend of his brother's girlfriend, he didn't want to cause problems because he's a one night type of guy, so he's been rude and standoffish to Belle, and Belle think his manwhoring ways are disgusting and she was a bit hurt that he past her over after showing some interest, so she has been doing what she can to stay away from him. So, this situation of fake dating is going to be a difficult one for both of them. They definitely have some fiery confrontations, and since they are both attracted to each other and feel like they can't act on it, they take their frustrations out by being mean to each other. And all of this is very entertaining! I'm totally with Belle on Tanner's actions being disgusting, and I never felt like he didn't have much of a reason for it; I found him very immature for getting into the situations he does. I suppose he grew on me a bit by the end, and I like that Belle didn't take any of his guff. This is the first book I've read by Amy Daws, and there were some characters that seemed like they were from previous books, and I would like to read their stories! I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and I liked that there was a male narrator and a female narrator. I wasn't in love with the accents because it felt over the top to me a bit, but that may be because I'm not used to that accent. Looking forward to more from Amy Daws!

Review for Desert Fate by Anna Lowe - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Kyle Williams is a lone wolf just trying to settle in to a new skin. But when a brown-eyed girl from his past turns up, bloodied by a rival male, the instinct to protect overrides everything — including duty to his pack. He’s ready to risk everything for her. But what’s love, and what’s an illusion?


MY REVIEW -

I love all of Anna Lowe's books so far, so it's no surprise that I loved this one! In this one, Kyle comes across Stefanie in the desert, she is scared and in a panic, and he wants to help, but she doesn't know who she can trust. Stefanie has been on the run after being attacked by something she is finding it hard to believe in, but Kyle knows and offers to help her. Stefanie agrees to Kyle helping when she realizes that she knows him from when she was a teenager. Kyle and Stefanie feel a connection, but the situation is intense, so they both try to withstand their attraction towards the other. I loved the backstory between Kyle and Stef, and the romance is really sweet. I was getting a little ticked at the pack for not helping Stef more with her situation, and they really need to tell people what's what before it becomes too late, but I loved seeing some of the characters from the previous books! Stef is a tough chick, who has to handle a lot, and she did great! I loved how protective of Stef Kyle was! They have a wonderful connection, and I enjoyed reading their story! I also listened to the audiobook version, and the narrator does an excellent job! Anna Lowe's books are always entertaining, so I'm definitely looking forward to more!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review for Marked by Love by Rosalie Redd - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance, 10: Marked by Love: Taurus

A male from her past…forever marked by love.

Rogue Panthera shifter Aramond scouts for enemies on the outskirts of the Keep’s territory, home to his daughter and her mate. While on the prowl he encounters a female from his past, one who etched an unstoppable ache deep in his soul. As she opens old wounds and another rogue male enters her life, Aramond must overcome his fears and set aside both their pasts if he is to win her heart.

Danae runs a safe house, offering sanctuary to Panthera warriors in need. She tends their wounds, offers up a good meal and a place to rest, but keeps them at arms-length to protect her battered spirit still healing after the death of her mate. When Aramond, the sexy loner who’d captured her heart long ago resurfaces in her life, it will take all her will-power not to give in to the burning desire he ignites in her soul.


MY REVIEW -

I love second chance at love stories, so I loved that! And then you add in shifters, and I'm totally on board! This was the first book that I've read by Rosalie Redd, and it seems like some of the characters may have been from previous books, but I didn't feel lost with the story, so this can be read as a standalone, but I do want to read the previous books because I really enjoyed this one! Aramond is a panther shifter, who hunts down some bad guys, when he goes to a safe house he comes across Danae, she is someone from his past that Aramond wanted for his mate, but some outside forces interfered, and they lost touch. Aramond and Danae reconnect, but when outside forces try to come between them again, they'll really need to fight to survive. The romance is really sweet, and I enjoyed the backstory between the two. I also liked the action; it was entertaining. I like the feel of the world that Rosalie Redd has created, and I'm looking forward to checking out some more of her books!

Review for Outfoxed:Gemini by Melissa Snark - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance, #11: Outfoxed: Gemini

Music is his magic.
Silver is a coyote-shifter with criminal tendencies and a golden voice. As the lead singer and guitarist for an indie rock band, he is devoted to his craft, however his disreputable past is about to catch up with him. He owes a god a debt, and gods always collect.

She's a real fox.
When Hannah Kelly's despicable ex-lover takes her grandmother hostage, she must turn her expertise as a security professional to burglary. With her twin sister's help, Hannah sets out to steal a priceless Norse artifact from a notorious Russian oligarch.

Two thieves. One prize. A chase so wild, the pursuer becomes the pursued.


MY REVIEW -

This was fun! I loved the whole thief against thief angle; it made for an interesting story! The romance is sweet and spicy, and I loved the enemy to lovers storyline; the banter back and forth between Hannah and Silver was entertaining. Silver is a coyote shifter, and Hannah is a fox shifter, both of them have been tasked with stealing a certain item, but they both have different reasons for needing the item, and Silver and Hannah don't necessarily get off on the right foot when they butt heads trying to acquire the item, but they have a chemistry that is difficult for them to deny. Silver is also a musician, which was cool, and I liked his other bandmates. Lots of fun action too! I'm interested in reading more, and I'm curious about Hannah's sister!

Monday, May 22, 2017

COVER REVEAL FOR SIOBHAN DAVIS' UPCOMING BOOK: LOVING KALVIN!!!

Love Siobhan Davis' books, and I'm super excited for her upcoming books!!! Love this series!!


Today is the cover and blurb reveal for Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis! This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.



Loving KalvinLoving Kalvin (The Kennedy Boys #4)

By Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: upper Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: July 2017



Blurb:

A second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger.



Lana

I knew it would end in disaster, but I didn’t listen to reason. I didn’t care. Because I loved him so much.



Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart.



Until he destroyed it.



Shattered it so completely that I became someone else. Someone I loathed. Someone who repeatedly lied to her loved ones.



So, I ran.



From him. From myself. Desperate to hide my new reality.



But I could only run so far.



When he reappears in my life, I’m terrified. Unbelievably scared of facing the consequences of my actions.



Never mind that I still love him and want him so badly—there’s too much at stake now.



How can I trust him with the biggest secret of all when he’s likely to rip my world apart again?



Kalvin

Lana was always far too good for me. Everyone knew it but her.



I tried to stay away, but I was weak.



And I hurt her.



Crushed her until she barely resembled herself. Forced her to follow a path she would never have willingly chosen.



And then she was gone.



And my world has never felt as empty, as lonely.



She begged me to stay away. Not to find her. To forget she ever existed.



But that’s like asking me to slice my heart in two and toss half aside.



I’ve never believed in fate, but when I rock up to the University of Florida, I’m ready to eat my words.



Because she’s here. Like I hoped she would be. And I’m determined to prove I deserve a second chance.




You can find Loving Kalvin on Goodreads.



You can pre-order Loving Kalvin exclusively on Amazon

It will be available to read with Kindle Unlimited once released.



Previous books in this series

Finding KylerLosing KylerKeeping Kyler


The first three books have to be read in order. The books after that can be read as a standalone and have a HEA and no cliffhanger. The Kennedy Boys series is free to read in Kindle Unlimited and book one Finding Kyler is currently available for only 0.99$ on Amazon



SiobhanAbout the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.



Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.



Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.



She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.



You can find and contact Siobhan here:

- Website

- Blog

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Google +

- Instagram

- Goodreads

- Amazon

- Kennedy Boys Newsletter



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review for Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault by Candace Robinson - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


Some see it... Some don't...

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline's best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

An upper YA book that intertwines horror with retellings


MY REVIEW -

This was lots of fun! I loved that there was a horror twist to some fairy tales! I know some of the original version of some fairy tales go more towards the gruesome side, so it was interesting to see Candace Robinson's take. I love that the characters go into many stories, and to many different settings. They were all wonderful! There was only one that seemed a little out of place in the book, but I still enjoyed it! Perrie is the lead, and the whole story is told from her point of view, she's a tough cookie, and she really holds her own while dealing with some really crazy things. All of the characters in this book are rather quirky, and I loved that! The ending would normally put me off, but I think it fit with this story, and I'd be interested to see the story continue. It almost felt like a Goosebumps type of book, but a more grown up version, and I loved the Goosebumps, so I was totally down with that! Unique, fun, and entertaining! Looking forward to more!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review for Face-Off by Stacy Juba - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Head-to-Head, Skate-to-Skate, It's Winner Takes All! What might have been a dream come true has turned into a nightmare. Brad's twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J., the bright light in his father's eyes, is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he's testing his popularity with Brad's friends, eyeing Brad's girl and competing to be captain of the team. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win, not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off.


MY REVIEW -

I really enjoyed this! It's not my typical type of read, and I'm probably not it's intended audience, but that just goes to show how wonderful Stacy Juba's writing is! Face-Off is about a group of brothers that are going through some tough things in their lives, but hopefully with each other and their love of hockey they can come together to overcome any obstacle, but some sibling rivalry gets in the way. Brad and TJ are the eldest of the 4 brothers, and they are twins, TJ goes to a private school, while his brothers all go to public school, but a situation in the family causes TJ to have to switch schools to the school with his brothers. TJ was the star hockey player on his private school's team, and Brad is the star player on his team, so when TJ transfers and joins Brad's hockey team, Brad isn't too happy about it. I loved the bond that all the brothers have, and I happen to love the hockey aspect! This read would be great for both males and females, and Stacy Juba writes wonderfully real characters. I also listened to this in audiobook form, and the narrator did a great job at fluctuating their voices so I could tell all the characters apart, and the narrator maintain a steady voice level. I look forward to reading more books by Stacy Juba!

Review for Love's Warrior: Zodiac Shifters by Jennifer Hilt - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

All’s fair in love and the war to win back his fated mate…

Being the daughter of Aries, the God of War, means Jessica Tindal is an Amazon warrior. But she’s given up her bloodthirsty ways to hideout working as an herbal healing witch. Too bad she’s stuck in an Arctic ice station with a killer intent on framing her.

Enter Paranormal Marshall Carson Slater—ice bear shifter, silver-haired hottie, and oh yeah, Jessica’s ex-husband. Carson arrives in Icy Cap determined to do two things: take down the ice station killer and reclaim his wife. His protective instincts drive him to keep her by his side at all times, which plays perfectly into his plan to seduce her back into his bed and his life. Now all he has to do is prove her innocence and win her heart before the real killer strikes again.


MY REVIEW -

This was great! I love that there is a shifter ice bear! The setting is super cool, it's in an Artic research station, and there's a killer on the loose that adds some awesome suspense to the story. Jessica is an Amazon Warrior in hiding as a witch, and is doing research at the station, when people around her begin to be killed, and she's the number one suspect. Carson is her ex-husband, who is also a Paranormal Marshall, so he is called to the research station to find the killer. Jessica and Carson have some baggage between them, but both still have strong feelings for the other. The romance is sweet and sexy, and the sexual tension between Jessica and Carson was great. This is a fun, quick read! I look forward to more from Jennifer Hilt!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Review for Lure of the Dragon by Anna Lowe - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Aloha Shifters - Jewels of the Heart: Book 1

Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

"Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one." Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?


MY REVIEW -

I love Anna Lowe's books about wolves and I love dragon shifters, so I knew I'd probably love this one, and I was right! Another awesome book! Tessa is on the run from a shifter that was trying to kidnap her; this shifter business is all new to Tessa, so she isn't quite sure what to make of it, so on the advice of a friend, she finds herself in Maui looking for some help from some other shifters, who are supposedly friendlier. Tessa is a tough chick! She's having a lot of crazy thrown at her, and she is handling it very well. Among the various shifters she meets up with, there is Kai, and there is something about him that draws Tessa in, but she doesn't know if she can trust him. Let me tell you, these two create some sparks! Some hot moments between these two! Kai and Tessa's romance is also sweet, and I loved their connection. I loved that we get dual POV's, and I loved all the dragon shifter traits! Love me some fire breathing, high flying, gold/jewel loving dragons! This book is a standalone, but it seems there is a connecting storyline that is going to be going on throughout the series, which I totally love! I'm really looking forward to getting the stories from the rest of the guys! I listened to the audiobook version of Lure of the Dragon, and the narrator did an excellent job! She does male and female voices, and I think she does it seamlessly! Loved this new series from Anna Lowe, and I'm super excited for more!!