Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Review for Throwing Clay Shadows by Thea Atkinson - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -


It's 1807 on the Scottish Isle of Eigg. Four-year old Maggie believes she has killed her mother by saying bad things and now she won't say a word. She's worried if she says anything else, she'll kill her da too. The trouble is, the consumption that really took her ma, has marked Maggie too. It forces Da to marry Janet so Maggie can have a woman to look after her. It gets harder for her to stay silent, though, because Janet tries to get Maggie to talk. She's not sure she can hold out when this new ma reveals secrets that make her squirm, that make her feel like Da is doing things he shouldn't be. It seems there's more to worry about than a few words. If she can just understand what Ma's ghost is telling her from the corners, Maggie will be able to face her fears and find her voice and true power. The question is: will that power be enough to bind the family together even against the darkest secrets?

MY REVIEW -


This book isn't really something I generally like to read, but the writing was really great and the story is interesting. If I based the rating on my liking the story, I probably would've rated it a 3, but the writing style definitely pumped the rating up a notch for me. I almost felt like I was waiting the whole time for the real story to begin, but this book is a slower building story with some real situations and it is a period piece, so everything seems simpler. The story takes place in 1807 in Scotland, and is really rather depressing, but the characters kept me reading and wondering where in the heck this story is going. Angus has lost his wife, who he had deep love for, and his unborn child, and after his wife's death, their 4 year old daughter, Maggie, believes it is her fault, so she stops speaking, and Angus worries for her, so he marries a spinster, so his daughter will have a mother figure. The relationship between Angus and his new wife, Janet, is strained, and both are dealing with a lot that has happened in each of their lives, and finding trust and connection between them is difficult. There's also lots of POV's, we get POV's from Maggie, Angus, Janet, and Angus' sister, Emma, who are all dealing with their own issues, and although it seems like a lot of POV's and I normally don't like more than 2 POV's, I think it was done well. This is a standalone, and I think the ending worked for this type of story. I've read other books by Thea Atkinson, and have really enjoyed her writing in each book I've read of hers, she has stories that go to lots of different genres, I for one happen to love Paranormal books, so I tend to favor her books that lean more in that direction, but I'm always willing to give books of hers a try that may not be to my usual liking, and I think that is a credit to her wonderful writing.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Review for Twice in a Blue Moon - Books 1 - Damnation and Book 2 - Temptation in the Blue Moon Saloon Series by Anna Lowe - 5 out of 5!




I listened to this on audiobook, and the narrator was excellent! She had a wonderful tone to her voice, and I enjoyed the listening experience! Below is a review for each of the books individually beginning with the first in the series -




SYNOPSIS -

He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure hasn’t forgiven him.
Jessica Macks is a she-wolf on the run from a band of murderous rogues. When she finds a job at a shifter bar, it seems like a safe haven from her hunted life on the road. But the minute she walks through the swinging doors of the Blue Moon Saloon and comes face-to-face with the man she once loved, she’s tempted to march right back out. No way, no how is she risking her heart to that infuriating alpha bear again.

Simon Voss thought he lost everything in an ambush months before: his home, his family, his past. His new job at the Blue Moon Saloon is a desperately needed fresh start on life. Then along comes Jessica, the irresistible she-wolf his clan forced him to reject years before. When Simon is obliged to hire Jessica and work side by side with the one woman to ever make his bear go wild, he’s half in heaven, half in hell. He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure as hell hasn’t forgiven him. Is this just another path to heartbreak or his last chance to claim his destined mate?

* A paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! *


MY REVIEW - 5 out of 5!

Loved this! Second chance romance with shifters, I'm all on board for that! Jessica and her sister, Janna, are starting new at the Blue Moon Saloon after their whole pack was wiped out by Rogue shifters. They are wolf shifters, and Jessica is very thankful to have found a place at the Blue Moon, but when she finds out her new boss is a past lover, she isn't too happy, but there isn't anywhere else for her and her sister to go, so Jessica is going to have to just deal with it. Jessica was deeply hurt by Simon when he broke things off with her without much explanation, and finds it difficult to be in his presence; especially since her wolf wants her mate, and Jessica is still affected by being near Simon. Simon is a bear shifter, and he can't believe it when Jessica walks into the Saloon; his bear growls mate and wants to make her his, but Simon hurt Jessica when he broke it off, so his bear is just going to have to wait. I love that there is POV's from both Jessica and Simon! Jessica is a strong and intelligent woman, and I really felt for her, when she lost her pack and when Simon turned her away. The romance is so sweet and wonderful, and Simon was adorable! I love that he rubs up on stuff! I know that sounds a bit weird, but it's a shifter story, so I think it fits. I love that he is a bit of a gruff bear, but his soft side comes out with Jessica. I also like that we get some action scenes, and I really enjoyed the writing! I also loved all the side characters, and I am super excited to read each of their books! This is a great shifter read, and I'm definitely looking forward to more from Anna Lowe!!



SYNOPSIS -

His darkest fears...her deepest desires.
She-wolf Janna Macks knows trouble when she sees it, especially when it comes in the form of an irresistibly broody cowboy like Cole Harper. Her fledgling pack is already in the cross hairs of a ruthless group of rogues, and falling head over heels in lust with a human will only endanger her loved ones more. The problem is, her wolf knows her destined mate when she sees him — and Cole is it.

Rodeo pro Cole Harper has never felt this off-kilter before. One minute, he’s lusting after Janna, the spunky waitress he can’t get off his mind, and the next, he’s growling at a dark inner voice demanding all kinds of crazy things — like howling at the moon and claiming Janna as his own. There’s only one thing stronger than the overwhelming need for Janna, and that’s the fear that without her, he’ll succumb to the strange inner beast wrestling for control of his haunted soul.

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. This book is a complete standalone story that ends with a strong hook to the main character in the next book of the series.

* A paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! *


MY REVIEW - 5 out of 5!


I'm really loving this series! In this book, we get Janna's story, who is Jessica's sister from the first book, and we get to see how Janna and Cole's story unfolds. You should read the first book in this series, or there will be some spoilers in this book for that book, and Janna and Cole are introduced in the first book, but I suppose it isn't completely necessary, but I think it adds to the enjoyment of this book; plus that book is awesome too! Janna and her sister have found a new home at the Blue Moon Saloon with the 2 were-bears, Simon and Soren, and Janna is feeling a strong attraction towards a regular at the Saloon. Cole is a sexy cowboy with something in his past that is eating away at him, and on top of that, he is starting to feel and hear strange things, and his feelings for Janna have turned animalistic. Janna's wolf is also feeling animalistic towards Cole, but she doesn't understand it because Cole is human, and on top of her wolf acting weird, there is the threat of the Rogues. The Rogues don't believe in mixing shifters, and they definitely don't want shifters and humans mixing. First off, I enjoyed the chemistry between Cole and Janna, and I found Cole to be adorable. I like Janna too, but I definitely think she should have made it more of a priority to talk with Cole; that made me think of her as a bit more ditzy then I had thought previously, so I was a bit disappointed in that, but for the most part, I liked her. The story is interesting, and I liked the flow of the story. I'm excited to read the next book in the series, even if I don't really like the premise; I wanted more for Soren, so I'm disappointed with what I know so far, but since I loved the first 2 books and enjoy Anna Lowe's writing, I'm giving it a chance. Plus, I'm very interested in Soren! Looking forward to more of him, and more of the main couples from books 1 and 2!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Review for Holiday Heat Wave by Mickey Miller - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

"This, Andrea, is the royal mating room. Are you ready to use it?"

Andrea and Jake have made the jump and moved in together. Things have been going well--so far. But when Andrea gets sick, their bond will be tested in a way she hadn't ever considered.

Deep in the hidden subconscious of her mind, does Andrea truly love Jake Napleton?
If they met in a completely different context, would the two of them still fall for each other?

This surreal quick holiday novella is hot and steamy. Holiday Heat Wave can be read as a standalone, but you will enjoy it more if you read Playing Dirty first and get Jake and Andrea's full back story!

Either way, feel free to read as a standalone with an HEA! Enjoy!


MY REVIEW -

I loved this addition to the Playing Dirty series! Holiday Heat Wave is a cute, fun novella! We get more Andrea and Jake from the first book, Playing Dirty, which I feel it would be better to have read first, but I suppose you could read this as a standalone, but it's more fun if you read the first book before this one. In this book, we do get some more Jake and Andrea, but in a different way than in the first book, in this book it is sort of like an alternate reality for Andrea and Jake. Most of this book is in Andrea's POV, as she has to deal with being in an unique situation, and goes through some interesting situations; some of which are a bit supernatural. We get to see a more primal side to Jake, and I liked it! I definitely want a massage now! Well, I always want one, but definitely more so after reading this book! I still liked Andrea, but she does make a stupid decision that I felt didn't quite work with her character, but I figured since things aren't quite the norm, I'll let that pass. There's definitely lots of sexy times that get the blood pumping! The whole story is entertaining and interesting, and I also loved that we get some glimpses into the continuation of Andrea and Jake's life together. Lots of fun for the Holiday season!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Review for Playing Dirty by Mickey Miller - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

I'm going to teach Andrea to play dirty...she just doesn't know it yet.

Jake
Pulling in eight figures a year as star pitcher for the Chicago Jaguars, there's no shortage of parties, booze, and women. I'm a beast on the mound and between the sheets but when my social media presence becomes a major problem, the team’s owner brings in a PR expert to clean up my image. Andrea Diggers is the complete opposite of every girl I’ve ever met. She’s smart, classy, and completely off limits. Which makes me want her even more. I’ve always loved a challenge, and Andrea has no idea I'm about to get her to play...on my terms.

Andrea
Cleaning up Jake Napleton’s image may be my hardest assignment yet, and not just because of the secrets he keeps deeply buried. Working alongside the six-foot-six arrogant, filthy-mouthed man is a challenge in restraint. He screams poster-boy for favorite mistakes with his chiseled abs and rippling muscles. And I want to take him up on every dirty word he’s said. But he’s not the only one with something to hide. Our attraction may be immediate. Potent. Dirty. But is it enough to withstand our shadowed pasts?

*Playing Dirty is a full length sexy standalone with an HEA.*


MY REVIEW -


Really enjoyed this! Playing Dirty had a lot more heart then I was thinking it would have, and I loved both of the main characters. Jake is a major league baseball player, who has a bit of a bad boy reputation, so the owner of his team hires a PR team to work on Jake's social media reputation. Andrea is new to the PR firm, but she makes an impression on the owner of the team, and gets tasked with turning Jake's reputation around. Andrea thinks Jake is one hot hunk of a man, but she doesn't want to get involved with some bad boy baseball player; especially one that is her client, but if Jake has anything to say about it, Andrea and him will be getting a lot closer. As Andrea gets to know Jake better, she starts to see a side of him that he doesn't let many people see, and they begin to grow closer together. Unfortunately, both have some issues in the past that may affect their growing connection, and both need to find strength in themselves to persevere above the difficulties in their lives. This is a great sports romance, and there are definitely some hot moments in the book, but the book goes into a lot more then just Andrea and Jake's relationship, and the character's actions felt natural and the story flowed smoothly. Andrea and Jake are hot together, and I actually would've loved a bit more of just Andrea and Jake together. Both are strong characters, and I liked that they have a fun banter with each other; it makes it seem like their connection is more genuine, and their relationship is built on more than just sexual attraction. There's some interesting side characters, and hopefully they will get books of their own; I especially am interested in what is going on with Jake's sister. I look forward to checking out more book by Mickey Miller, and hopefully get more of Andrea and Jake! Great first book by Mickey Miller!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Review for Warrior Beautiful by Wendy Knight - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

Working with the ex you secretly love to save the souls of the innocent is almost as bad as working with a mighty battle unicorn who would be thrilled to watch you plummet to your death.
Scout is used to pain. Her body has been broken, her heart has been broken, and the only thing keeping her together is her relationship with her younger sister. Lil Bit believes in unicorns and terrifying monsters she calls soul stealers. But unicorns and monsters aren’t real…are they?
When Lil Bit falls prey to the mysterious disease sweeping the country, Scout has two options – believe the doctors who say it’s a pandemic or believe Lil Bit, who says it’s the soul stealers. She chooses her sister and goes looking for the unicorns who are supposed to save them. What she finds aren’t the cute pastel mythical creatures she expects. Battle unicorns are big and tough and full of attitude. Who knew?
Unicorns are real and so are the monsters. Soul stealers are reaping the souls of the innocent, and the unicorns are fighting to stop them. But to save the world, they need the help of humans – the enemy they’re dying to protect. And first to sign up for the fight is the ex-boyfriend Scout’s heart won’t stop loving, no matter how determined she is to hate him.


MY REVIEW -


This is super awesome!!! Unicorns!!! Love it! Scout was in an accident about a year ago, and her boyfriend, Trey, didn't come see her in the hospital and started dating other people, so she does whatever she can to avoid him because it is difficult for her to see him because despite how hard she tries not to, she still loves him. There's also something weird going on, people are falling into comas for no apparent reason, so people are afraid they to will fall ill, but Scout's little sister, Lil Bit, sees things and tells Scout that what may be causing the comas may be something more sinister and less explainable than a simple illness. When Lil Bit falls victim to whatever the mysterious force is, Scout will do anything to save her sister. Along for the ride is Trey, and unfortunately for Scout, Trey's girlfriend, but Scout can't let that stop her from finding out what in the World is going on. Scout and company find help in the form of Unicorns, which is totally awesome, and some epic battles take place. Scout has lingering pain from her accident, so she thinks of herself as weak and she needs to find her strength, and believe in herself. Scout is a wonderful character, and I loved her! She's doesn't always excel, but she doesn't give up and she gives it her all. Trey needed to catch a clue a lot sooner! Jeez, boys are stupid sometimes! I felt bad for both Scout and his girlfriend! Luckily, we get some chapters in his POV, so we get some insight into his thought process, so I actually liked the guy. Scout and his story is actually really sweet, and it was tough to read how hurt Scout is by Trey's actions. I loved all the different types of unicorns, and getting to see an unicorn utopia of sorts, and I loved all the magical elements. I read this book in one sitting! Interesting and entertaining till the very end! Love Wendy Knight's writing! I need the next one now!!!

Review for Stolen Kisses: Winter Soltice Run by Merryn Dexter - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

A woman looking for a connection
Following her grandmother’s death, Sadie Burrows-King leaves the only pack she’s ever known in search of family ties. Crashing into Los Lobos, literally, she finds herself face-to-face with a man who calls to the lonely wolf inside her.

A man on the fringes of society
Orphaned wolf, Easton Quaid, survived the cruel years of Magnum’s reign by the skin of his teeth and the kindness of others, of the pack, but not really part of it. His world turns upside down when a new wolf blows into town. It will take every ounce of patience to claim her as his mate.

Stolen kisses
Set a task in the scavenger hunt, Sadie and Easton must work together. Proximity and attraction lead to stolen kisses and more between the pair. The mating call is strong, but is it too much for her to handle?

Secrets and celebrations
A new family, a new pack, and the temptation of a new mate. Sadie had everything she ever dreamed of, right? As the Winter Solstice celebrations get into full swing, old secrets are revealed. Sadie faces the decision of her life. Is she a solid, reliable Burrows, or a flighty, untrustworthy King? It’s not only her heart at risk if she makes the wrong choice.


MY REVIEW -


This is a cute, fun short story with a sweet romance, and I really enjoyed it, and it's perfect for the Winter season. Sadie is a werewolf, who is in search of her grandmother's pack because she no longer felt comfortable with her old pack. Sadie is traveling in snowy conditions, when she is left stranded, but luckily she finds help in the form of Easton. Easton and Sadie have a connection, but with Sadie being new to the area and a bit wary, the two begin a friendship. Sadie hopes to find a place where she can feel like she belongs, and Easton hopes it is with him. This was great! The chemistry between Sadie and Easton is wonderful and they are adorable together, and have some hot moments! I also love the shifter aspect, and I liked the jovial, quirky attitudes of the other pack members. Sadie and Easton are both likable, and I liked getting a bit of backstory on Easton. It really helped that we get dual POV's, so as readers, we can get a better sense of who both Easton and Sadie are individually. I would have been happy if this story were longer, but this story did feel whole to me, and was a satisfying read. I haven't read the other books in this series, so I don't know the other Character's stories, but after reading this, I would love to check out more books in this series and by Merryn Dexter.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Review for Guarding Her Dragon by Julia Mills - 5 out of 5!


SYNOPSIS -

Book 17 in the Dragon Guard series. The books can be read as stand-alone stories, but it is advisable to read them in order to get the most enjoyment from the series.

What happens when a Christmas elf with way too much sass for her little pointed ears finds a centuries old Guardsman buried in the snow?
Well, she takes him home and nurses him back to health, of course.

If only everything was that easy. With six older sisters, two baby reindeer and an evil gnome of an aunt hellbent on world domination, Elsa’s got her hands full.

It’s gonna take more than a little Elven magic and the love of her dragon to make to Christmas Eve, but this little elf is not giving up. She’s guarding her dragon with all she’s got and finding out the best things in life might actually come wrapped in glittering green scales.

This book contains explicit sexual material and violence. It is only suited for mature readers 18 years of age and older.


MY REVIEW -

I loved everything about this!!! Perfect for the Holiday season!! Cute and sweet and wonderful! Elsa is an elf, who finds a box buried in the snow that is spelled with black magic, when she gets it opened there is a man in the box that is frozen, and Elsa feels a pull towards the man, so Elsa takes it upon herself to rescue him. I love Elsa's feistiness! She's the youngest of 6 sisters, and I loved the rapport the sisters have and it had some fun comical value to the story. The romance between Elsa and Quinn is adorable and sweet and hot! I also like the bit of side story with Elsa's aunt, and solving the mystery of what happened to Quinn. Plus, there are reindeer! I would love to get more with these characters, and since Elsa has so many sister, they each could get their own stories! I'd read those, and anymore stories by Julia Mills! Definitely read this! Perfect!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review for Dark Salvation by Katie Salidas - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -


A gathering storm of violence is on the horizon. Whispered threats of the Acta Sanctorum’s return have the supernatural world abuzz. Only recently aware of the other world hidden behind our own, Kitara Vanders has barely scratched the surface of what being supernatural truly means. A special woman in her own right, she possesses unique telepathic abilities, gifts that have recently come under the scrutiny of the Acta Sanctorum, a fanatical organization whose mission is to cleanse the world of anything supernatural. Targeted and marked for death, Kitara’s only hope lies with the lethally seductive yet emotionally scarred warrior Nicholas.
Knowing full well the atrocities of which the Acta Sanctorum is capable, Nicholas is all too eager for the battle to begin. Fueled by pain and rage from the loss of his mate, he’s itching for a fight, but one thing stands in his way: Kitara, a beautiful dark-haired woman with unique psychic abilities and an unusual link to the Saints. Despite his resolve to remain focused on his mission, a purely physical relationship binds them together in a way neither of them expected. And when her life hangs in the balance, Nicholas finds his own is teetering on the edge too.



MY REVIEW -


I liked getting Nicholas story, and understanding him a bit better. Nicholas' mate was killed in one of the previous books, and he is still really hurting because of it, and Lysander wants to help Nicholas get past it and move on, so they go out for a night on the town. I just want to say that it has only been around 3 months or so since she was killed, so right off the bat, I'm thinking why are these people bothering him to get over it, so I wasn't happy with those turn of events, and it made Nicholas' relationship with his mate seem insignificant, so when Nicholas meets Kitara it's all a bit bittersweet for me. Kitara's boyfriend has joined the Saints, and has dumped Kitara, but she thinks he has been brainwashed, so she has come to Boston to find him and convince him to return home with her, which came across as very desperate to me, and some of the actions later in the book don't lead me to believe her feelings are deep enough for her to be so blind and devoted when it comes to her boyfriend. She ends up getting into some dangerous situations, and Nicholas ends up saving her. Kitara has a vague idea that there are other types of beings out there, but she is still pretty clueless; that's something I don't really like about this series, all of the females are sort of naïve and whiny, and make things worse a lot of the time, so I would have liked for there to be a strong female character that was capable and confident all on their own. Nicholas decides Kitara needs protecting, so he ends up letting her in on the knowledge about vampires, the Saints, and the rest of the supernatural world, but there is something about Kitara that isn't quite normal. Once I got past Kitara's desire to get her boyfriend back, I did like her and she does have some feisty to her that I enjoyed, and she handles things fairly well, and there is some chemistry between Nicholas and her. The sex scene is hot; except for Nicholas thinking he is out of practice even though it has only been 3 months! There's also some good action in this book, and it's well written; kept me entertained till the end. All in all, this is a good addition to the series, and if you liked the rest of the series, you should definitely read this book!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Review for Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.

You shouldn’t want what you can’t have…

Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.

Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise.

Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.

He’s off limits.

And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit.

Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand.

Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.

But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.

******

Full of scandal, dysfunctional families, teen soap-opera-style angst and drama, secrets and lies, mean girls and catfights, lust and love, book one in the unputdownable Kennedy Boys series will have you flipping the pages’ way beyond bedtime!

Only recommended to readers aged 17+ due to mature content and language.


MY REVIEW -


I absolutely love Siobhan Davis' other book series, True Calling and Saven, so even though this series is a bit different from those series, I was excited to get my hands on Finding Kyler, and I enjoyed it! Siobhan Davis knows how to create an involving story, where once you start the book, you don't want to stop, and Finding Kyler definitely kept my interest. In Finding Kyler, Faye's parents have died, and since she is only 17, she needs to leave Ireland and go live with her mother's rich brother in America, and Faye is not happy about it, but she doesn't have a choice. When Faye arrives, she meets her 7 male cousins and her Uncle's wife, and the boys aren't exactly welcoming, but Faye has sass, so she isn't having it. Among the most rude of the cousins is Kyler, he definitely has a chip on his shoulder, but Faye feels a connection with him, but his coldness towards her, makes her determined to fight her draw to him, but despite her best intentions, she doesn't last long. Also, Faye has to deal with the rich snobs, mean girls who think they are god's gift, catty bitchiness, and the dysfunction of her new family. There's lots of drama to be had in Finding Kyler! Finding Kyler takes places in a Richie Rich world, and deals with the pretentious, so be prepared to dislike most of the characters. Luckily Faye is a good character since the whole book is in her perspective, Faye is tough and independent, and after the initial meeting of her character, I really liked her. Kyler runs hot and cold most of the time, so I'm not in love with him yet, and the rest of the cousins are obnoxious and immature, so there wasn't any book boyfriend material as of yet, but lots of room for these boys to grow. Now, the whole thing of Faye and Kyler being cousins didn't really bother me too much, I think I'm more forgiving when things are in books, then if it were in actual life, so I was cool with that, and Siobhan Davis doesn't just gloss over the issue, she faces it head on in the book. Now, there is a huge bombshell at the end of the book, so this is a cliffhanger ending, so I'm definitely anticipating the next book. I definitely feel like there's something else going on behind the scenes of Faye's family; especially past transgressions of members of Faye's family, so I'm excited to see where Siobhan takes this story, and I hope the next book doesn't make me wait too long before I get some answers!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review for Renting Romance by Allyson Lindt - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Andrew Newton owns one of the largest chains of adult content sites in the world. Spending his days looking at dirty pictures should be the ultimate dream, but only one woman matters. Mercy Rowe is the one who got away. When he’s invited to her wedding, he sees the chance to put the past behind him. He doesn’t expect her younger sister Susan to be far more trouble, temptation, and innocence than Mercy ever was.


MY REVIEW -


Despite a few things I could've done without, I enjoyed Renting Romance, and the story kept me interested. In this book, Susan, who is Mercy's sister from the first book in this series, meets Andrew, who is one of Mercy's best friends and who was also her lover at one time, Andrew is in town for Mercy's wedding and to work with Mercy on his ad campaign for the porn company he owns, when he comes across Susan and helps her out of what could've been a bad situation. Andrew and Susan feel an attraction for each other, but Andrew has some reservations about being with Susan, and when Mercy voices her opinion on the matter, that causes Andrew to hesitate further, but Susan and him do begin to build a friendship, and as they grow closer things begin to blossom into more, but insecurities begin to take root causing problems for the two. I liked Susan, I like that she was honest about how she was feeling and that she went for what she wanted. I also liked Andrew, but I could've done without hearing about his past sexual conquests with women and men, and I also don't like that he slept with Susan's sister before, but it wasn't too bad, so I still enjoyed the majority of the story. I was also weary of him being in the porn business, but for the most part, I could look past that to see there was more to Andrew then that, and Andrew is actually a good, decent guy, who is still growing up and working on himself. I do wish there was a bit more depth to the characters, but Andrew and Susan do have good chemistry, and they do have some hot and sweet moments. I like that there is POV's from both Susan and Andrew, and I liked how there relationship developed. I haven't read any of the other books in this series yet, but I'd like to, and I think it isn't necessary to read them to enjoy this book, but there are some spoilers about Mercy's story, so you may want to read the previous books first. The writing was good, and Allyson Lindt tells a good story, so I'd also like to check out some of her other books.

Review for Faye Magic by Jo Michaels - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Prepare yourself. It’s a competition like no other.

Think: The Hunger Games meets The Selection.

The last one standing wins the man.

Meet Morgan LeFaye Woodenson. She has her life planned out. She’ll marry Sawyer, the love of her life, and they’ll run into the sunset to be nomads, surviving off the land, not reporting to anyone, free to live their lives as they see fit.

At least, that was the plan until the imprisonment.

When reagent Orinthal’s wife dies suddenly, Faye is forced from her home and thrown into an arena to compete with every other nineteen-year-old girl in Sector Sixteen for the highly coveted place at his side. If she doesn’t win, she dies; if she does win, she loses everything she loves.

Deception and ruthlessness fill her, and she’s determined to find a way to hold on to her dreams—even if that means becoming someone she never thought she’d have to.


MY REVIEW -

This was entertaining, and as it says in the synopsis, definitely has elements of The Hunger Games and The Selection. When the regent's wife of Faye's sector dies, girls who are 19 years old are taken from their homes to fight to become the new wife of the regent, and Faye just so happens to be 19, so she is taken to the regent's palace where she trains to kill the other girls there. Faye isn't happy about this, since she has to leave her boyfriend and she doesn't want to be involved with the regent, so she wants to find a way to escape, but there are other things at play, so things don't go quite as Faye may have planned, and on top of that, she is finding herself drawn to one of her guards. I really enjoyed all the action and magic use, and the story was fast-paced and kept me reading. I liked Faye alright, but I didn't really like how teeny-bopper she is, but she's only 19, so I suppose it is too be expected, and she does have her moments when she did kick butt! Also, the romance was cute, but there were some weird moments between Faye and some other characters that I could've done without, and I wished the romance felt a little bit deeper in emotion, but I still enjoyed that aspect. There's also lots of cool, strange creatures, and the story was interesting. This is the first book by Jo Michaels that I've read, and based off of this, I would check out more of her books.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Review for Big Bad Baller by Tia Siren - 2 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Now that Jesse’s home, he’s even more off limits than ever before…

MARY TAFT:
Jesse Valen – the star quarter back of the Jets - is coming home. I always wanted him so bad, but I knew he just thought of me as a kid. I used to love it when he’d let me rub down his muscles in the hot tub after practice. But I was too shy and innocent back then. If it were now, I would rub my hands over more than just his biceps, and pecs, and abs, and way down…well you get the idea.

But I can only dream. I’m off limits, you see.

He’s my brother’s best friend… or at least he was until the accident.


JESSE VALEN:
Some things never change.

My home town looks the same, and the girls still throw their panties at me just like when I was the high school football star.

And some things do change.

Bill hates me now. I don’t blame him. Hell, I can hardly live with myself.

But what’s changed the most is Mary, Bill’s kid sister. Only she’s no kid no more. She’s turned out to be cutest piece of ass even city girls would envy. Yep. I’m gonna f*ck her as much as I can before I go back to New York.

But if I do, it’ll be just another reason for Bill to hate me even more...




MY REVIEW -

This was okay, but really lacked depth for me. This is a short story, but I've read plenty of short stories that felt complete and had good character development, but this story didn't reach that. In Big Bad Baller, Mary is working 2 jobs and going to school in order to take care the bills and support her brother. Mary's brother, Bill, used to be a big time football star in high school, but an event derailed his dreams of playing pro, so now he is lazy and morose, so all the chores and bills fall on Mary. When Mary reads that another local football hero, who made it to the pro's, is returning home for a little bit, she is excited because she has always had a crush on Jesse, but Jesse and her brother have had a falling out because of the events that happened in the past, so the road to happiness isn't exactly easy for Mary and Jesse, and causes some drama. Mary comes across as desperate when it comes to Jesse, and I actually felt she was a little pathetic, so I had a hard time connecting with her. There's also a scene when she meets him at a party and he has a girl on him, and then he says something along the lines of, "All these girls chasing me, saying nice things... it's hard to resist.", and granted this is before anything happens with them, but really who wants a guy that says he can't resist when girls come on to him; especially since he is in a job where he will be traveling a lot, but this barely even phases Mary, and leads me to believe her feelings for Jesse weren't based on much, and all she cared about was catching Jesse. There also was no substance to Jesse, he was just flat, and really nothing to swoon over. The relationship between Mary and Jesse felt very surface to me; not much feeling involved, and they didn't really have any chemistry. The sex scenes were okay, but really if there isn't any emotion to the sex scenes, I don't really enjoy them. I felt the story had good bones, but the meat wasn't added to those bones, so the story doesn't make an impression. This is the first book I have read by Tia Siren, and I suppose the writing was okay, but I'm not sure if I'll continue on with anymore of her books.

Review for The Last Prince by Audrey Noire - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

Her perfect man is an alien god … if she can trust him

Bridget Gideon’s day has just gone from bad to bizarre. On the run from her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend, she falls through a rip in space-time and lands on a frozen planet inhabited by an alien species — who turn out to be the Celtic gods of old.

The planet may be chilly, but the sexy prince who rescues her is all kinds of hot. Ciarin has spent centuries in solitude since a vindictive curse locked his planet and his people in an icy sleep. His unexpected visitor may not thaw the world, but she soon kindles his desires.

As they work to find a way for Bridget to go back home, the heat between them blazes out of control. Then Prince Ciarin is offered a shocking choice: he can save his planet, but only if he sacrifices the woman he’s come to love. Has Bridget found the man of her dreams, only to be betrayed once more?

MY REVIEW -


Loved this! Bridget is trying to escape from her drug dealer boyfriend and one of his cohorts, when she is transported to a different planet. The planet and its inhabitants have been cursed, and the land has turned into a treacherous frozen wasteland of perpetual Winter, and the majority of its inhabitants have also succumbed to the freezing temperatures and have become frozen themselves. Bridget doesn't know what has happened to her or where she is, but she knows she needs to find shelter before she freezes, but along the way she is put in a perilous situation and is in need of saving, and luckily for her, she is saved by one of the remaining inhabitants of the planet, Ciarin. Ciarin is the youngest prince left on the planet because the rest of his brothers have been frozen by the curse, and he also feels guilt because some of his actions may have led to the condition the planet is in, so he is in a sort of exile from any remaining inhabitants of the planet. After Ciarin saves Bridget, they need to travel across the frozen tundra to another area on the planet in hopes of finding a solution that will allow Bridget to return home, but Ciarin may have different plans in mind for Bridget. Both Ciarin and Bridget try to withhold themselves from the other, but as they travel, they begin to grow closer, and a connection begins to grow between the two, but with secrets and outside forces coming at them, it is becoming more difficult for their connection to grow further. I loved this whole book, the world was really cool, and I loved both Ciarin and Bridget, and I love that we get both Ciarin and Bridget's POV's. Bridget starts out seeming rather young and naïve, but as the story progresses you see her strength and her heart. Ciarin is wonderful and manly, and adorable! The romance between the two was really sweet, and they have some hot and steamy moments. Sigh...so great! Once I started this book I couldn't put it down! I'm really excited to read the next book in this series! This doesn't end in a cliffhanger per se, but there is still a lot more to be had from this story. Looking forward to it!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Secrets & Shadows Boxset!!!! 10 stories from 10 Awesome Authors!!! Only 99 cents!!!





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This is my stop during the book blitz for Secrets & Shadows. This box set contains novels by Kelly St. Clare, Siobhan Davis, Sophie Davis, Angela Fristoe, DelSheree Gladden, Laxmi Hariharan, Melissa Eskue Ousley, Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Rhonda Sermon and Susan Stec.



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by Kelly St. Clare, Siobhan Davis, Sophie Davis, Angela Fristoe, DelSheree Gladden, Laxmi Hariharan, Melissa Eskue Ousley, Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Rhonda Sermon and Susan Stec

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: 30 November, 2016



Blurb:

The Secrets and Shadows Boxed Set is a compilation of TEN not to be missed Young Adult Paranormal, Fantasy and Science Fiction full-length novels that will have you turning the pages faster than ever before.



Packed with fairies, witches, aliens, shifters, ghosts, space soldiers, deadly magic, gritty dystopian worlds, complicated relationships, and the ultimate swoon-worthy love interests, follow ten badass heroines with remarkable powers and gifts as they face extraordinary challenges and decisions with potentially deadly consequences. They will stop at nothing to protect everyone and everything they love. They are fierce!



With over a million words and more than 900 combined four and five-star reviews, this is your ultimate young adult collection of mesmerizing paranormal, action-packed urban fantasy, enthralling time travel, gripping dystopian and captivating space operas from 10 Award Winning, New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling authors!



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International Bestselling Author Sophie Davis

International Bestselling Author Siobhan Davis

Award Winning Author Melissa Eskue Ousley





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review for Legend of Love by Lisa Kessler - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

The Prophecy - “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

Callie O'Connor's life has never been the same since the Muse of Epic Poetry came alive inside of her. Now she's on the other side of the country, working as civilian psychologist for the Navy, and leading her Muse sisters in their quest to reopen the Theater of the Muses.

But nothing could have prepared her for Hunter Armstrong. He's a Navy Seal, driven, confident, and dangerous. And he plans to do more than just protect her.

The gods couldn't have picked a better Guardian. But as Hunter soon discovers, Callie has some skeletons of her own in the closet, and loving her could lead to his destruction.


MY REVIEW -

I love this series and Lisa Kessler's writing! I love the romance and the suspense! Legend of Love is the 2nd book in the Muse Chronicles, and although each book is about a different Muse and their Guardian, I think it's best to read the first book before this one or you will have some spoilers for the first in this book, and the first book is excellent as well, so no hardship there. The Muses are in danger because someone is out to kill them so they can't open a theater and inspire people to do great things, and to help out the Muses, each has a Guardian that will supposedly help them out, and each of these Guardians will have something special to help the Muses succeed. In this book, we get Callie's story, she is the Muse of Epic Poetry, which means she has the desire to be a bit of a daredevil. Callie also works as a psychiatrist on a military base, and that's where she meets Hunter. Hunter is a soldier that just had a mission where one of his fellow soldiers didn't make it back home, so he needs to get approval to return to service. Hunter and Callie feel an attraction towards each other, but Callie is hesitant because she has a bad experience from her past that affects her. Callie and Hunter are really sweet together and have some super hot moments and some swoon worthy moments, and I love how honest they are with each other; there's no games. Legend of Love is entertaining and I enjoyed the action, and I'm super excited to read the next book!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review for The Experiment of Professor Polgas - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

If you were an animal, what would you be? This is the question Blaise, Ash and Dinah unexpectedly stumble upon during the summer holidays when they enter a strange internet café and a mysterious woman asks them to take an online test to discover their inner beast. They are happy to oblige. Online tests are always fun and this one comes with its own special perks.

But what they don’t realise is that not far away, in the heart of London, a mad professor is watching them. Professor Polgas is preparing something; something that will change them forever; something that will have them on the run for their very lives …

This fantasy novel from Sarah Brownlee is a thrill ride of twists and turns, ready to surprise at every corner and sure to delight both children and adults alike.


MY REVIEW -


This was fun and unique, and that's what kept me interesting in the story. I read, How the Wolf Lost Her Heart, which is quite different from this book and more to my liking, but I still enjoyed this book, and appreciated this book for what it was trying to accomplish. The writing and characters are good, and I liked the humor throughout the book. It's also fun to see the characters dealing with their new animal forms, and there are some interesting animals they turn into; some of the fun ones are a beaver, rat, mole, and centaur, and there is also wolf, bird, dog, and tiger. This book is the origin story for how the Morphers came to be, and goes into how the Morphers became part of society. Morphers are humans that can turn into an animal. In this book, Blaise, Blaise's brother Ash, and Blaise's friend Dinah, take a test to determine what their inner animals are, and at first don't think too much of the results, but when they are approached to continue the study of finding their inner animal, that's when things start getting out of control and dangerous. There is some excitement in this story, and although I do think the story moved a little slow, I was still entertained throughout the book, and I liked all the characters. Blaise was sassy and tough, and I also liked her sidekick or sorts, Dinah, she was the quieter of the two, but still fierce. The characters are rather young, most around 14 years old or so; some younger, some older, but despite their young age, I didn't feel like the story was too junior, but I think it would be fine for any age to read. I was kind of hoping for more development with the characters in the end, but I still liked the end. I would definitely like to continue this series by reading, How the Tiger Faced His Challenge, which is a continuation of the story of the characters in, How the Wolf Lost Her Heart, so on to the next!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Review for Salvaged by Brenda Tetreault - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

A man on a mission to obliterate his existence.
A woman bent on eternal punishment.
Once in love, separated by Fate.
Can Caius and Wren forget the pain of the past and forge a new future for themselves?


MY REVIEW -

Another wonderfully amazing book by Brenda Tetreault! I am loving this series! The writing and characters are excellent, and the story really pulls you in. The depth of feeling and passion these characters feel for each other is sigh worthy. I listened to the audiobook version, and once again the narrator was amazing! She also did the audiobook for the first book, and she was great reading that book too. She does multiple voices and accents, and really brings the story to life. In Salvaged, we learn more about why Caius is the way he is, and it is just heart-wrenching! Caius' wife, Wren, leaves him without telling him because she believes she will be the death of him, and after searching for her and not finding her, Caius' heart breaks and he goes down a path of destructive ways. Caius screws tons of random women, and uses his powers as Cupid's son to make the women fall into despair, and because of these actions Caius' father, Cupid, decides it is time to take drastic actions to bring his son back. I felt so bad for Caius and Wren, it was difficult to hear about the pain Caius feels due to the actions of Wren, and it was difficult to hear about his destructive ways with lots of women, but I had hope for them to find a way back to each other. The events of the past make the path difficult for Wren and Caius, and Wren's guilt eats away at her and has turned her into a harder women. Poor Wren! She made some really bad decisions, and I really felt like she should've known better as a Valkyrie that her actions could be the very thing that causes the events that she is afraid of. The depth of love and passion they feel for each other is so sweet, and when they are together the chemistry is amazing. We also get more of Caine and Gaela, which I love! Their story is another heart-wrenching story, and I so want them to have their happily ever after. Caine has been cursed to kill Gaela, the woman he loves, so he is trying to stay away from her, but these 2 want and love each other so much, they can't stay away from each other and would even rather be dead then away from the other. Follow your hearts people! I am definitely reading the next book in this series, and others from Brenda Tetreault because her books are just terrific! Definitely read this and the first book! So good!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Review for Amped by Teagan Kade - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Rock. Freakin’. Hard.

That’s me. Mathew Barton. I party like a rock star, play like an All Star, and f*ck like a porn star.

There’s not a woman I can’t make mine, but the only one I want is off limits.

I went on tour to get Selena Torres out of my head. All it did was make me crave her more.

Now she’s taken, the property of a guy I used to call my best friend.

It doesn’t help he’s her agent.

But I see right through him. He only wants her for one thing, and it ain’t her hot curves and parted lips.

I should have stayed away, but now I’m home I’ve got no choice. I have to protect her.

I won’t stop until she’s in my arms, my bed, thrashing and crying out my name with that honey sweet voice.

Nothing is going to keep us apart—not that prick, not a contract, not a god damn army.

One way or another, I’m going to make Selena sing again.


MY REVIEW -

I really enjoyed Amped, and pretty much just zoomed through from beginning to end in one sitting. I was surprised with how sweet this book actually is, I was expecting a little bit more angst, but I enjoyed the heartfelt romance between Mat and Selena. I do wish there was a little bit more depth to the emotions in this book, but the light-heartedness was a welcome relief from the many books that feature severe emotionally damaged characters. In Amped, Selena is a Latina singer on the rise, and Mat is a rocker, who hasn't really hit his rise yet and isn't really feeling his music anymore. Selena and Mat have known each other since they were kids, and both of them had some feelings for the other, but Mat left to tour around the world with his band. Mat has come back to town, and wants to reconnect with Selena, but Selena has a boyfriend, who Mat and Selena used to pal around with as well when they were kids. Both Mat and Selena have some obstacles to fight through to maintain each of their music careers, and not everyone has their best interests in mind. I loved that Mat and Selena bond over music, and I felt they are good for each other and had good chemistry. Mat is there for Selena when she gets dealt a tough hand, and Selena is there to support Mat, when he has some personal problems to contend with, and I love how Mat wasn't going to let Selena slip away from him. There are also some really hot sex scenes between the 2, which were great! I love that both Mat and Selena weren't going to take any guff from anyone, and they stood up for themselves. Amped has dual POV's, which I think was good with this book, and it really helped me to feel more connected to the characters. Cute, fun, and hot read! Looking forward to more books by Teagan Kade!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Review for Tempted by Brenda Tetreault - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

He spotted her in club Nightshade, a beautiful goddess among the mortals, and from that moment on she was his everything. She tempted him. She intrigued him. He wanted her.
Sabrina Donahue knew she was playing with fire from the moment their lips met, but something about Roman Arceneaux made it difficult for her to care.
Sensual and darkly intense, Roman is every woman’s fantasy come to life. One by one, Sabrina’s reservations fall prey to his skilled seduction, leaving her dreaming of a future she never imagined.
When monsters and mayhem intrude upon their lives, Sabrina’s fragile existence is threatened and Roman is left to wonder if their love will survive.
*For mature readers only due to graphic language and sexual situations*


MY REVIEW -


Yep, I totally loved this! It's so good! I loved the whole premise and I loved that this books deals with vampires and other supernatural types. In Tempted, Roman, who is a dhampir (half human, half vampire), sees Sabrina across the room in his nightclub, Nightshade, and feels a strong attraction and pull towards her. Sabrina also feels a pull towards Roman, and the two have a moment, but it doesn't go much further before they separate, but Roman isn't ready to let Sabrina walk out of his life. Sabrina is from a well-off family, but she is a bit of a wild child because her parents are a bit cold towards her and they try to run her life, so she rebels by doing some things that aren't very smart and make her seem childish, which normally would bother me, but I liked that Sabrina had sass and that she understood that her actions weren't really helping anything. Sabrina is intelligent and I think she handles having a lot of crazy thrown at her wonderfully. At one of these little rebellions, Roman and Sabrina end up meeting again, but the meeting doesn't quite go as Roman would have hoped, but eventually they end up reconnecting. I don't want to spoil it, so I'll just say this action by Sabrina was really the only thing I didn't enjoy about this story, and I didn't like the thought that Roman was there frequently enough to be knowledgeable about the setting, but luckily it wasn't too big a part of the story, so I didn't let it affect my rating. Roman and Sabrina begin to grow closer, but Roman has his secrets that may make Sabrina leave him, so he is trying to find the right time to mention these things to her, but some outside forces intrude on Roman and Sabrina's relationship causing strife. Roman has some dangerous people in his past that aren't too happy that Sabrina is in Roman's life, so Roman and Sabrina are on a tough road to happiness. Roman and Sabrina are hot together, and I loved how much Roman feels for Sabrina. They have a really great connection; deep and heartfelt, and I was surprised with how sweet the romance ended up being. The sex scenes are very steamy, and definitely had my heart pounding. Tempted really pulled me in, and the story is very interesting. The whole story was so full of wonderfulness, and I just love Brenda Tetreault's writing! I love that there are different types of supernaturals in this book, and I especially loved that Roman's "butler" was a fawn! So cool! That character was so much fun! We also get a glimpse at the relationship between Caine and Gaela, who are Roman's bodyguard and sister, and their story just broke my heart! Although the majority of the book is about Roman and Sabrina, Caine and Gaela get some chapters too, and normally I don't like when focus is taken off the main couple, but I loved their story so much, so I wasn't disappointed at all that they get some scene time. I was truly hoping that the next book would be a continuation of their story, but I have to wait one more book before that happens, so I'm going to have to hurry up and read the next book, so I can get to their book. I'm definitely going to have to do that sooner rather than later because I want more Caine and Gaela! I loved how Tempted's story evolved, and I enjoyed the bit of mystery and the little surprises. I also listened to the audio version of this story, and the narrator is amazing! She does multiple voices and accents, and does a great job! I'm really looking forward to the next book! The next book is about Caius, who is a villain in this book, so that will be interesting to see his story, when he was mentioned in this book, I did think I would like to read his story, so although I want Caine and Gaela's story, I'm excited to read Caius' story too!

Review for Bitten: A Club Erotic Short by Nicole Garcia - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

Born into light, made to live in darkness, Caressa strives to keep her coven safe from the Hunters. A group of killers trained to eradicate the vampire population.
Now, it's up to Caressa to ensure the survival of her and her sisters. Together they must make difficult decisions to recruit more soldiers to help aid in the fight in the war against the Hunters.
Everything was going according to plan. That was until Noah walked into Club Blood. His gorgeous body and infectious smile make him hard to resist. But, that's exactly what Caressa has to do, resist him. Avoid him at all costs because the moment she lets her guard down, he will surely claim her heart.
A heart that is cold, dark, and incapable of giving someone like him the love he deserves.
Can Caressa deny herself the love she so desperately craves and turn away the only person capable of giving her everything she has ever wanted? Or will she give in to her heart's true desire and put her coven in even more danger than the already are?


MY REVIEW -


I really enjoyed this short story! It was sweeter than I was thinking it would be, but it had some spice. I listened to the audiobook version, and I thought the narrator did a decent job, and there was also a male voice for a couple parts, which wasn't my favorite, but it was still okay. In this book, Caressa is a vampire, who is trying to keep the remaining people in her vampire coven safe from hunters after her "master" got killed, her coven is made up of the remaining female vampires. They have bought a nightclub to help them have access to their food source of blood, and hopefully stay hidden from the hunters. One night, Caressa meets Noah and feels very attracted to him, but he is human, so she doesn't want to put him in harms way, and she doesn't have a good idea of male vampires, so she doesn't want him to change, or to bring him into her world, and she also needs to think of protecting her coven, so she tries to deny her attraction to Noah, but Noah won't let her turn away from him. I liked that Caressa is a strong woman with a bit of a wall up because she actually has a sensitivity to her. Noah and Caressa are really cute and adorable together, and there is some hotness! The majority of the book is about Noah and Caressa working out how they feel for each other and what they want to do about it, but there is also a bit of action that added some extra excitement, and this story is a short one, but I felt like I really got a sense for the characters and the type of world this book is set in. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more books from Nicole Garcia and more books with these characters!

Review for Air by L.B. Gilbert - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

Despite being the junior Elemental, Logan’s never had to worry about failing a mission before. Not until an overgrown and annoyingly attractive shifter comes along.

Being an Elemental is in Logan’s blood. Hers is the gift of Air, a vast power she’s still struggling to control. Then a Were named Connell hunts her down. His wolf is missing, and he blames her.

A den of werewolves is the last place Logan wants to be. The testosterone alone is enough to make her choke. But she has a mystery to solve. She will find out who is stealing wolves even if kills her.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the enemy has planned…


MY REVIEW -

I loved the first book in this series, and I love this book too! If you haven't read the first book in the series, I suggest doing that first because you will have a better understanding of the events in this book, and although this book is told from different character's POV's than the first there are connecting events and the same characters are in both books. In Air, we follow Air Elemental, Logan, as she helps wolf shifter, Connell, find out who has stolen his wolf out of his body. Logan has the ability to manipulate air, so she can travel long distances in a short time, and use it to move objects and such, and just like Diana from the first book, Fire, she is a bad ass! I love that she has spunk and I love her mannerisms! There is a bit of humor throughout the book that I love, and I love all the magic use and the addition of shifters! If you haven't read the first book, Logan is one of four Elementals, who sort of "police" those who commit really bad crimes in the supernatural world and each Elemental is really strong and each has awesome powers associated with their elements, and I find the whole premise so interesting and entertaining. Once I start reading one of these books, I can't stop till I finish it! The romance is super sweet, and I loved how Connell couldn't be swayed with how he feels for Logan, his devotion to Logan was adorable. Logan and Connell are super cute together! Plus, there are some awesome action scenes! And I always love a bit of mystery. I like that we get some glimpses of the other Elementals, and I actually would love more of them! I'm definitely reading the next book!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Cover Reveal for Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis!! The first book in Siobhan Davis' new series! *Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post*

Siobhan Davis is one of my favorite authors, and I am super excited to read her new book, Finding Kyler! Without further ado......

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by Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Upper Young Adult

Release Date: January 9, 2017



Blurb:

Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.



You shouldn’t want what you can’t have…



Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.



Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise.



Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.



He’s off limits.



And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit.



Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand.



Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.



But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.




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Excerpt:

Their obscene wealth intimidates me.

Not the people.

The money.

The driver opens my uncle’s door first before attending to mine. James doesn’t make any move to exit. He looks contemplative. “I hope you’ll be happy here, Faye. Truly, I do.”

“Thank you. Me, too.” I hop out of the car as the driver retrieves my suitcase from the boot.

A splash of color in the corner of the garage captures my attention. Three racing motorbikes rest on an elevated platform. One is orange and blue and there is a multitude of brand logos on the side. The other two bikes are no less impressive. One is painted in a dark shade of green, the other bright yellow. A myriad of similar stickers decorates the side panels. I’m inexplicably drawn to them, and my feet move of their own accord.

Reaching out, I run the tip of my finger along the bodywork and up and down the wheels, my fingers dipping into the grooves in the tires. I can almost feel the enhanced adrenaline in the air. Motorbikes have always excited me, and the pure rush I’m getting is sending tingles of anticipation ricocheting all over my body.

I’m so entranced that I barely register the sound of approaching footsteps.

“Get your hands off my bike.” The deep male cadence verges on a predatory growl. The possessive quality to his voice isn’t lost on me either.

Giant goose bumps sprout on my arms, but I smother my fear and lift my head up in a confident manner. A red flush creeps up my chest and over my neck as a devastatingly good-looking boy reaches my side.

I’m tall—for a girl—and I’m usually pretty much on the level with most guys, but the top of my head barely reaches this dude’s chin, so he’s got to be at least six-two to my five-nine.

His body exudes warmth like a weapon. It crashes into me, almost knocking me off my feet. Slowly, my eyes travel up his body, taking in every ripped, lean, taut inch of him. He’s wearing dark navy jeans and a plain white shirt that’s molded to his perfectly chiseled abs like it’s painted on. I gulp.

They sure don’t grow them like this in Ireland.

My eyes continue their journey, up beyond the inviting, exposed strip of skin at the top of his shirt, and note voluptuous lips that are pinched tight, the light layer of dark stubble on his sculpted chin and cheeks, and the tan, smooth lines of his handsome face. I brace myself, rocking back on my heels, as I stare into stunning pale blue eyes. Framed by a thick layer of inky-black lashes most girls would kill for, his eyes are vast pools that I could easily drown in.
This guy is seriously good-looking, and he knows it, too. Crossing his arms over his chest, he pins me with a venomous look, and I shrink back from the dangerous vibes he’s emitting.

“Are you done drooling yet?”

©Siobhan Davis 2016




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Early Praise For Finding Kyler


“Siobhan Davis rocks this genre! Finding Kyler is an addictive read … it has the same character and relationship focus, drama, foreshadowing, and cliffhanger endings that I am used to from her other books. I am hooked!” Lola’s Reviews.



“A great read for fans of Erin Watt's Paper Princess, Broken Prince, and Twisted Palace.” Danielle. Goodreads Reviewer.



“Completely Addicting. I could not put it down!” Literary Dust.



“A must read for people who loved The Royals Series.” Amanda. Goodreads Reviewer.





SiobhanAbout the Author:

Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young 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 Amazon bestselling True Calling and Saven 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.



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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Review for The Witcher Legacy by Brenda Tetreault - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

After a nomadic childhood with her mother, Melissa Witcher is ready to put down roots, despite the ghosts that haunt not only her new home but her family history as well.
Michael Kemper never saw her coming, and from the moment he meets Melissa Witcher, he finds himself ready to do whatever it takes to stay by her side.
When evil threatens not only their happiness but also their lives, Michael and Melissa will find themselves fighting for everything they hold dear.
Can love conquer all, or will the evil that sleeps deep within the old Witcher home destroy it?


MY REVIEW -


I really enjoyed this ghost story! Brenda Tetreault really set a spooky scene! I listened to the audiobook of The Witcher Legacy, and I liked how the narrator helped set the mood of the scene with her voice. The Witcher Legacy starts in the past with the suicides of Louisa Witcher and her sister, and then the murder of their mother all at the Witcher House. Fast forward to the present where Melissa Witcher has inherited the Witcher House, so Melissa has relocated to Bounty Cove, where she is hoping to connect with her father, the local town doctor and find a place where she belongs, but all doesn't go quite as planned. Melissa hears some stories about her house being haunted, and then she begins to experience some unusual things, so she decides to look into the history of her house. I really enjoyed listening to the mystery unfold. There's also quite a love story in this book, and it was a lot sexier then I was thinking it would be, which I happened to enjoy, so I was all on board for the steam between Melissa and Michael. Melissa meets Michael, who is there to help her clean and fix up the house, and there is an instant connection between the two, but Michael wants to take things slow because he just got out of a sticky situation. Melissa and Michael grow closer as the story progresses, and they are so sweet with each other; well most of the time anyway, and I loved how deeply they fell in love with each other. Melissa and Michael are on their way to happiness, but some obstacles get in their way, such as ghosts, exes, and multiple crazy people. It was tough to hear the struggles that Melissa and Michael go through, but I loved how devoted they both are to each other. The ghost stuff is creepy and grim, and really puts a chill in your bones, and it was some good stuff. The whole ending was brutal! I also would have liked a bit more in the ending, but for the most part I loved this book. The only thing I didn't love was anything to do with the character Jaime, he is suppose to Melissa's friend, but I never got that impression besides the initial meeting, but after that I would say he is a pretty crap friend, and I didn't like how his story unfolded, and a moment that I feel should have been just Melissa's was overtaken with an action by Jamie, so I just didn't like anything to do with him, and would have been happy if he were omitted from this book, but I didn't let that affect my rating. If you are looking for a hot and sweet romance with a spooky mystery, I say definitely give this a go! I'm looking forward to reading more by Brenda Tetreault!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Review for Moonlight by Katie Salidas - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

Good girls don’t wear fur, or fight over men, and they certainly don’t run around naked, howling at the moon.

But then, no-one ever called Fallon a good girl.

As a human unofficially mated to an Alpha werewolf, Fallon is being pressured to “become”...or be gone.

Her mate Aiden, the interim leader of the Olde Town Pack, is in a position that demands he either choose a wolf mate...or leave the pack forever. No matter how hot the sex with Fallon is, he can’t ignore centuries of tradition.

Become a wolf or not. If only the choice were that simple. Fallon’s options are further clouded by the overt presence of other females desperate to be the Alpha’s mate. And when these bitches get serious, it’s not just claws that come out. If Fallon wants to keep her man and take the title she’ll have to exert a little dominance of her own.


MY REVIEW -

I loved this! In Moonlight, we get Fallon's POV, and her struggles with her boyfriend Aiden's wolf pack. Fallon is unsure if she wants to become a werewolf, so she has been holding off on making the decision, but her time is up because Aiden's pack is pressing the issue, and doesn't want a human as their Alpha's mate. Aiden was really wonderful in this book, and there are some really great sexy times between Fallon and him. Fallon was a tough chick, and I loved her sass. I would have liked a bit more seriousness from her at times, but I still really liked her. I love all the wolf pack politics, well really, I loved all of the wolf stuff. I enjoyed reading about Fallon coming into her own, and finding her way with the pack. Fallon has to deal with some of the pack treating her poorly and finding out what is right for her, and I just loved how Aiden was there for Fallon. You don't necessarily need to read the other books in this series to enjoy this one, but Fallon and Aiden are in the previous books, and those books show a bit of Fallon and Aiden growing close, so that's nice to read. This was short, sweet, and awesome! Great addition to this series!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Review for Feudlings in Sight by Wendy Knight - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

Boys of war suck at romance.

Charity Delyle has lived in the shadow of her Prodigy cousin and his powerful Guard since the day she was born. And she doesn’t mind—really. Except that being in Hunter’s shadow means that he can’t see her. And she’d like that to change.

Hunter has one purpose in life: Protect the Prodigy, or die trying. That means a social life, school, and even Charity come last until the war is over. For the most part, he’s okay with that—he can lose everything if he has to…except his seer.

Starting at a new school should be much safer than living in a war-ravaged Carules headquarters. But this new school is different than the others. Friendships are forged and destinies are questioned, and Hunter’s decision could cost them all everything they’ve been hoping for.


MY REVIEW -

This is a prequel in the Fate on Fire series, but I do recommend reading the first full Feudings book before this one because I think it helped me appreciate and feel more for the characters that are featured in this book. In this book, we get to see Charity, Hunter, and Shane before the events in the first book, and the chapters are in Charity and Hunter's POV's, so we get to see more how they feel about each other and how they feel about being part of the Carules. The Carules are at war with the Edren, both of which are groups of sorcerers who had a falling out with each other in the past, and Shane is an important person in the Carules group, so he is sent to a new school to blend in with the normal people and remain safe, and Charity is his cousin and a seer, so she goes along as well, and Hunter is Shane's bodyguard. This is pretty short, but I loved getting to know more about Charity and Hunter, and it was nice to get some backstory on them both. There is a bit of magic use in this book, which I love, and we also get a little bit of battle, which I also loved. I don't really care too much about the time at the school because it is just girls fawning over Shane, which I don't enjoy, and Charity making friends, so I could take or leave it, but I loved anything having to do with Hunter and Charity together, so just for that I really enjoyed this book. So, go read the first book and if you like it, this will be a nice addition to the story, but if you do choose to read this first, I think it does give a nice lead in to the full length book, so enjoy!

Review for The Silver Thread by Emigh Cannaday - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

"You know, my parents didn't give me much advice about relationships, but my mother told me that we should never go to bed upset with one another." Talvi reached am arm out to invite Annika to curl up against his chest.

"Aww, that's a sweet thing to say," she said as she cozied up in the crook of his arm. "What did your dad tell you?"

"He said to make sure the sofa was comfortable, just in case."

Talvi Marinossian has slain maenads and fought off vampire attacks, but nothing has prepared him for getting involved with one of these forbidden ‘Modern Girls’. When he finally tracks down Annika it’s obvious that she’s changed since her recent adventure in his homeland. It’s also clear that she’s not ready to embrace the next chapter in her life. He tries to persuade her to open up to him, but she finds it difficult since he won’t even explain how he earns a living, why he has a secret cell phone, or the reason he keeps another woman’s handkerchief in his pocket.

Instead of relying on Talvi to help her adjust, Annika delves into her music and her job, and it isn’t long before the new lovers find themselves completely out of sync with one another. Just when they start to find their rhythm, Talvi is called away on business and whisks Annika off to Paris for what is supposed to be a working vacation. But one bad decision leads to another, and the chaos that ensues may cost someone their life.


MY REVIEW -

I rated this a 4, but I'd say it is more a 3.5, but I rounded up. This one was a bit difficult for me because there is a lot of misunderstanding and non-communication going on in this book, so I had a problem enjoying the story, but that doesn't mean I wasn't interested in how the story was going to unfold, and I do enjoy Emigh Cannaday's writing, so that's what kept me reading. This book picks up right where the first book ended, so you definitely should read the first book before reading this one, Annika has been forced to separate from Talvi, so Talvi sets out to find and re-connect with her. Talvi finds her, but all isn't sunshine and roses because Annika is acting standoffish with Talvi, and she's just being an all around unpleasant person towards Talvi. That's pretty much what the majority of this book is about, Annika doesn't trust Talvi because he is a big flirt and is keeping some secrets from her, and Talvi is trying to do his best to be there for Annika, but he doesn't understand why she is being the way she is, and he is starting to lose his cool. The majority of this takes place in Oregon, where Annika lives with her friends, so there is a lot of Talvi trying to blend in with the modern world, but I really wish there was more in Faerie because the setting wasn't as entertaining as Faerie is, but we do get a bit of Faerie, so I enjoyed those parts. Annika was just being ridiculous in this book! You married the guy for goodness sakes, and now you are worried that you may not know each other! It's too late to turn back time, so stop being such a wet rag. I was really having a very hard time believing she had any love Talvi. Also, I get Talvi was a man-whore, or elf-whore, but I don't need it shoved down my throat all the time, I really feel like that was way too focused on in this book, and the stuff with Patty-Cake; sickening. Or at least I thought so, I was with Annika on that. Also the Merriweather stuff and the 7 wood nymphs story, ewww! I could understand why Annika was having doubts, when all this stuff is thrown in you face. I know he's a flirt, but I was getting really tired of hearing about it, and his past. Also, there's a whole thing in Paris with Finn, Talvi's brother, that I really could've done without, and I can't believe how insensitive Talvi was with that whole situation; if I were Annika, I would be pissed off too. There are some sweet moments between Talvi and Annika, and when they aren't bickering they are adorable together, so I was glad for those moments. They both just need to vocalize how they are feeling a lot better. There's a bit of mystery, and we do end up with a cliffhanger, which sounds quite interesting, so I'm looking forward to reading the next book. The writing is good, and I do feel it is an unique take on the Fae, so it keeps me reading.