Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review for Operation: Romeo by Kat Cantrell - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

SEALs on Vacation

Jilted groom Garrett Van Doren didn’t expect to spend his wedding night alone. But finding Callie Jones in his bed—naked—also wasn’t in the plan. The mortifying hotel room mix up never should have happened but Garrett needs someone to keep him from jumping into the next relationship too fast. Callie is determined to seduce his brother to get herself out of a dating rut. What else can they do except join forces? But Operation: Romeo takes an unexpected twist when Callie realizes she was in the right bed all along—Garrett’s. And the determined Navy SEAL is trying to set her up with his brother...

This is book #1 in a duology set (SEALs on Vacation) in Roxanne St. Claire's Barefoot Bay Kindle World. It can be read on its own, but also read Seduced By The Best Man by Zoe York for Garrett's brother's story


MY REVIEW -

This is super cute! It is a quick, fun read, and I thought both characters were wonderfully adorable! Garrett has just been jilted at the alter, so he isn't exactly feeling great at the moment, but things start looking up when he finds Callie naked in his bed, or rather his twin brother's bed. Callie is a planner in life, and had decided to do something spontaneous by seducing Garrett's brother, but when that doesn't go as planned, Garrett offers to help Callie seduce his brother, and Callie will help keep Garrett from making impulsive decisions, but really both agree to the plan because they both want to spend more time with the other. As the story goes on, both start having romantic feelings for the other, but since Garrett has just recently been jilted, he isn't trusting himself to make the right decisions, so he is trying to resist his growing feelings for Callie. There is some fun moments in this book, some really sweet moments and there are also some sexy, steamy moments! The writing was great and the story flowed nicely, and I loved that Garrett is a SEAL! I happen to love military romances! I'm looking forward to finding out what was up with Garrett's brother, so I'm definitely going to read his book, and I would like to check out more by Kat Cantrell!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Review for Star Dust by Ali Winters - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

A case of mistaken identity triggers a reign of terror.

A Star Princess of Soleis, bound by tradition, is forced to fulfill an arrangement made prior to her birth. During the Tauri masque, Oriana meets a handsome stranger, but soon finds out he is not who she thought.

Prince Lucian, unfamiliar with the treaties of the Universe, must restore the reputation of his world and prove his kingdom is not behind the attacks.

No one knew an innocent mistake could lead to the destruction of the solar system. Worlds are conquered, lives torn apart, and destruction reigns, while Oriana, unknowingly, holds the key to salvation.

Now, a Princess who needs saving must save herself, the man she loves, as well as the rest of the Universe, before it is destroyed beyond repair.


MY REVIEW -

Loved this! The writing really flowed beautifully, and the descriptions painted a vivid picture in my mind, creating a lush and interesting world. I love the whole premise of this book, and I loved that it had to do with the planets because I love Astronomy, and I find planets so cool! Oriana is Star Princess of the planet Soleis, and the book opens on her preparing for a masquerade party to celebrate her 100th year and to announce her arranged engagement to the Prince of Jupiter. Oriana hasn't meet the Prince of Jupiter before, but she is willing to do right by her Kingdom and enter into this arranged marriage, and this party is the first time she will meet the Prince of Jupiter. I love that each of the planets has their own royalty, and there are unique characteristics to each race of people from each planet! Oriana ends up meeting Lucien at the party, and feels a connection with him, but the initial meeting between the two turns sour when new information is brought into the light, so the two go their separate ways. After the party, someone begins attacking each of the planets and killing a lot of people, but Oriana happens to escape and is on a mission to find who would do such a horrible thing, and how she can stop them from doing further damage to the planets. Along the way, she meets back up with Lucien, who has a stake in finding the culprits as well, so he decides to help Oriana solve the mystery. I love that we get to see the characters travel to each of the planets, and I loved how we got to see each planets environment! I also loved that there is a bit of a mystical aspect to the story, and I love when characters go on epic adventures! The romance was so sweet, and I loved that we get to watch it grow throughout the book. Oriana is a really strong character, and I loved that she doesn't let fear rule her. Lucien is adorable and wonderful! It great that we get POV from both characters, and this doesn't have a cliffhanger! This book is definitely entertaining and interesting, and I will definitely read more books in this series and by Ali Winters!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review for Fire Witch by Thea Atkinson - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

What was Aislin like before she was the demigod-come-witch villain of Witches of Etlantium?

Aislin's village has stood untouched by outlander violence for a dozen years, but all that is about to change.

When nineteen year old Aislin wakes to the smell of smoke and the sounds of invasion, she races to the aid of her younger sister, determined to protect her from violence and ending up as a trophy for the invaders to fight over. She holds out hope that her mother will send someone to rescue her from the brutish men who abducted her. She has no idea that her mother, the aging witch of flame, has become so jealously protective of her power that she will stop at nothing to keep it.

Fire witch is the continuation of the supernatural romance series Witches of Etlantium, set before Sarum and Alaysha are even born. It offers a NA romance take on abduction romance with a strong female lead, fantasy with a bit of witch romance, and womens adventure with a touch of elemental magic


MY REVIEW -

This book is interesting, entertaining, unique, and the writing was great, but I'm struggling because I just don't like reading this type of thing, so I feel like I didn't really like it, but I suppose based on my rating, that I did like it; I don't know I'm baffled! The story is dark, sad, and depressing. There is very little lightness in this book, and a whole lot of horrible, but it is compelling, and Aislin is a strong character. I haven't read any of the previous books, but I guess Aislin is a villain of sorts in this series, and I think it's interesting to see that there are reasons why someone becomes a villain, and not everything is black and white, but there are shades of gray and depths to people that aren't necessarily expressed on the surface. Fire Witch opens on Aislin's village being rampaged by a group of ruthless men, who pillage, rape, and kill. Aislin ends up being captured by one of the men, and now he has a claim on her, and can do with her what he wants. The men keep Aislin prisoner as they make the long trek back to their homeland. Aislin is in a very dangerous spot and she suffers a great deal, but she does have an ally of sorts, but things are definitely looking grim. Aislin also has some sort of fire power, but she has difficulties with it, and it doesn't respond to her very often, so it isn't very helpful to her, but it is something that makes Aislin a target. This is the type of book that doesn't shy away from getting gritty and really dragging the characters into Hell. I know when I generally read books, I have it in my mind that there will be something that saves the main character at the last moment, and all will be well, but this book isn't like that; it is dismal. That's why I'm confused about how I feel about this book, I don't enjoy reading depressing books, but this book was gripping and intense. I think I'd like to see what this book leads up to and to see Aislin as the villian, so I'd like to read the previous books in this series. We'll see how it goes!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Review for Warrior by Nicole Blanchard - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

I thought it was just one night with my brother’s best friend. The boy I had dreamt about since he gave me my first kiss, under the lights of the Ferris wheel.

I knew he was about to leave for a year – no chance for a future.

But our one night together would create memories for a lifetime.

Our paths crossed again, but I had lied, and he was no longer the man he once was. He was warring against demons. Against the silence that was threatening to swallow him. And I had kept a secret from him, one he would never forgive me for.

But my secret was about to be ripped open. Displayed for the world on national news. And I had only one way to repair the damage.

I had to trust the man I lied to.

The man I never got the chance to make a life with.

The only man who could save what we had created together.


MY REVIEW -

I listened to the audiobook of Warrior, and I loved that there was a female voice for the female lead's chapters, and there was a male voice for the male lead's chapters, and they both did a great job; especially the male speaker. I liked the female voice too, but it was a little bit too breathy for me, but it was good for the sex scenes, so I'm going to mark that down as a good job. In Warrior, Ben is a soldier home for the weekend, when he finally gives in to his attraction to long-time friend, Olivia, the 2 have a very hot, wonderful night together before Ben has to leave again. Ben is going to be away for a long time, and won't have reliable access to outside communication, so even though there are feelings between the two, they don't really solidify anything between them, but some things happen that change things for the both of them, and they need to re-evaluate each of their lives. I love when 2 characters have been trying to resist each other, but in the end, they can't handle it anymore and can't keep their hands off of each other. Poor Olivia has some really upsetting things happen to her, and I really felt for her! Poor girl! I love how resilient she is, and even through tough times, she shows her strength. After reading the premise, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about her, but I'm glad the premise wasn't quite accurate with the whole situation. She does get on my nerves sometimes, but nothing too major, just her being stubborn. Ben has some crap stuff happen to him too, which makes him feel like he doesn't have much to give to a serious relationship, so he withholds himself from Olivia, and for some reason he thinks he is a bad guy, but I never saw anything in this book for why he would feel that way. I love that for the most part he is light-hearted and playful, but he also maintains his sexy manliness. Ben and Olivia are adorable together, and they have some really sweet moments, and the sex scenes were hot! The chemistry was really great between the 2, and you can feel how deeply they care for each other, and I loved that they've known each other for a long time. There is some suspense in this story, which kept the story entertaining, and created some good tension in the story and between the characters. I do think the characters should have figured out the situation a lot sooner than they did because the link was sort of obvious to me, and I was surprised the characters didn't consider that option. The writing was smooth, and I liked the flow of the story. There are some interesting side characters, who look like they will have their own books in this series, so I would definitely like to check those out, and I look forward to more books by Nicole Blanchard!

Review for Meeting with My Maker by Calinda B - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

Trapped by the cobwebs of her past, Annora Lachmann's certain she'll die before her time, lonely and unfulfilled. When her Mama, a staunch believer in the paranormal, insists she accompany on her journey to Hotel Paranormal, seeking the ghost of her dead husband, Annora is completely skeptical--she doesn't believe in anything paranormal.

Mac Bhriain McCarrion, a shadow specter from hell itself, never consorts with humans. When he finds himself trapped in the walls behind the room of none other than the very human, very non-believing Annora, he's captivated. He finds himself completely distracted by the woman in the room. There's one big problem, though--he can only witness her. He can't touch her.

He wants to bed her.

She doesn't believe he exists.

It's a match made in hell. Can they possibly find love, or anything resembling love? Find out in Meeting with My Maker.

A Hotel Paranormal story.

The Hotel Paranormal is THE place for supernatural beings looking to get away from it all. Beings like werewolves, vampires, elves, sprites, djinn and more check in from all over the world for business and for pleasure -- and sometimes for both.


MY REVIEW -

First off, I love the cover of this book! Next off, Loved this book! Meeting with My Maker was very unique and interesting! I love the whole writing style, and the jaded, macabre setting. Annora's father died, and Annora has been really affected by his death, so much so, she has become OCD and her outlook on life is not positive. I enjoyed Annora's character, she is flawed, but I loved that she has some sass. She is depressed, so she has some dark thoughts, and she's actually quite naïve. Annora's mother hears about the Hotel Paranormal, and decides to go on a trip there in hopes of seeing her dead husband, and despite Annora's misgivings, she ends up going with her mother. After they arrive at the Hotel Paranormal, Annora begins to experience some weird things, such as seeing a weird shadow in the mirror, but Annora thinks all the weird things are tricks, so she brushes them off. Mac is a manwhore, or rather I suppose demonwhore is more appropriate since Mac is a demon. Mac is hedonistic, he does drugs, he drinks, thinks only of himself, and he just wants to find someone to screw, but unfortunately for Mac his demonwhoring ways have caught up with him, and one of his past conquests wants to make him pay for screwing her over. Mac ends up getting trapped in some walls at The Hotel Paranormal, and it just so happens that he trapped in the room that Annora is staying in. Mac wants to ravish Annora, but since he's trapped, he can't get to her, so what's a demon to do? I love that we get POV's from both Annora and Mac, and I that this wasn't like anything I've ever read before. This isn't a light and fluffy read, these characters are sad, unhappy, and aren't necessarily good. They have darkness in them, and this leads to some combustible intimate scenes. The hotel is super awesome, and does some cool, amazing stuff, and I loved that the hotel is like another character in the book. I do think Annora's mother's personality switch was rather sudden, and I would have loved more in the ending, but that's just me wanting perfect. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down till I finished it, so that is definitely a great read for me, and I'm excited to read more books in this series and by Calinda B!

Friday, October 21, 2016

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



SYNOPSIS -

It’s a desperate time for rookie vampire Alyssa, and her sanity is hanging by a slender thread. Her clan is still reeling from the monumental battle with Aniketos; a battle that claimed the body of Lysander, her sire and lover, and trapped his spirit in a mysterious crystal. A Soulstone.

Unfortunately, no amount of magic has been able to release Lysander’s spirit, and the stone is starting to fade. Weeks of effort have proved futile. Her clan, the Peregrinus, have all but given up hope. Only Alyssa still believes her lover can be released. In despair, Alyssa begs the help of the local witch coven, and unwittingly exposes the supernaturals of Boston to unwanted attention from the Acta Sanctorum.

The Saints converge on the city and begin their cleansing crusade to rid the world of all things “Unnatural.” In the middle of an all-out war, but no closer to a solution to the dying stone, Alyssa is left with an unenviable choice: save her mate, or save her clan.


MY REVIEW -

I'm really enjoying how this series has evolved! Alyssa has really come into her own, and I was in full support of her in this book. This book picks up right where the last book ended, so you will for sure need to read the previous books, and here's a warning that there will be spoilers for the previous book in this review!!!! Okay, so Lysander is trapped in the stone, so the gang is trying to find a way to free his soul back into his body. I love how Alyssa was determined not to give up and kept fighting when the others were less than supportive of her. The group does their best, but they end up in more trouble than they expected, and they have to go on a rescue mission of sorts, and they also have to deal with the Acta Sanctorum. I really enjoy that not only do we get vampires, but we get more of the wolves and witches too. There's a lot of action in this book, which I enjoyed, and I loved to see Alyssa kicking some butt! I loved all the spell work, and it was interesting to see groups band together that wouldn't normally work together to combat a common enemy. I would have liked more for the ending though, and I looked ahead in the series, and it looks like the next 2 books aren't told from Alyssa's POV, so I'm a bit disappointed in that, but I am really looking forward to reading more about Aiden and Fallon, to see what Fallon is going to do about being involved with a wolf, but I do hope that I get more closure with Alyssa. This book was entertaining and interesting! These characters have definitely grown on me, and I'm glad I continued on with the series! Looking forward to the next book!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Review for How the Wolf Lost Her Heart by Sarah Brownlee - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Set against the backdrop of a dystopian London where thugs and criminals run rife, Skye Archer possesses a rare gift, the ability to transform into her spirit animal at will. Widely regarding her morphing ability as a curse, Skye's aim is to keep it a secret at all costs. But one day she meets the intriguing and affluent, Raphael Renzo, who soon proves to have a secret of his own, one that could heal the downtrodden city and affect Skye in ways she never thought possible...

This debut Young Adult Paranormal Romance novel from Sarah Brownlee is a compelling and gripping read, taking the reader into a world where both the heart of a city and the heart of a girl are simultaneously pierced by one man.


MY REVIEW -

This was cute and unique. Skye lives in London, but it is 200 years in the future, so there is a bit of a dystopian feel to this story, and Skye happens to be a Morpher, which means she turns into some type of animal, in Skye's case she turns into a wolf. Morphers are pretty much accepted by the populace and in some instances they are looked up to, but Skye's experiences haven't been that favorable. There aren't too many Morphers, so it isn't very often that Morphers come across each other, but Skye ends up meeting, Raphael, when he helps her with a situation involving some thugs, and Raphael happens to be a Morpher that changes into a tiger. Raphael and Skye feel happy to meet another Morpher; well more Raphael than Skye, so they begin a tentative friendship, but Skye doesn't exactly have the highest self-esteem and has a short fuse, so things don't exactly go smoothly. Normally, I wouldn't really like how Skye overreacts, but it didn't really bother me too much, and I get that she was just a bit awkward and scared, so I actually really liked her, and Raphael was wonderful and charming, so I had zero problems with him and the man is a saint! Skye and Raphael are cute together, and I loved the scenes where they go running. So, as Skye and Raphael are trying to find their way with their relationship, they also have to deal with a group of very horrible thugs rampaging the city, and the leader of the gang has it out for Raphael, so there is an edge of danger. I would pretty much say this book leans towards the YA genre, but there are definitely pops of some older subject matter, and it is also told in sort of a 3rd person POV, which isn't my favorite, but I thought the author did a good job with it. There is somewhat of a cliffhanger, so I would like there to be another book because I really enjoyed this book, and I hope it sticks with the same characters because I would love to see how they grow.

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



SYNOPSIS -

Nothing makes a new school suck worse than discovering the guy you’re in love with is your prophesied nemesis.

Ari is the most powerful flame-throwing sorceress ever, and her people’s last hope in an ancient war. But she’s also a seventeen-year-old girl, and in her free, not-hunting-nemesis times, she jumps from school to school, trying to figure out regular people her own age and pretending she’ll get the chance to graduate.

Shane lives a double life. He goes to school and masters the art of popularity, hiding the fact that he has a fate with a slim chance of his survival. He’s destined to end a 300 year-old war by killing or being killed. He knows he’s hunted by a powerful enemy who’s not afraid to die. Only problem? He has no idea who that enemy is.

When Ari shows up at Shane’s school, angry and sullen and determined to keep him at arm’s reach, neither of them realize they are supposed to be killing each other, not fall-ing in love. Until Ari does realize it, and she almost dies – by Shane’s hand.


MY REVIEW -

I loved this so very much! Wendy Knight is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors!!! Feudlings is about 2 warring sides of sorcerers, who each have someone on their side called The Prodigy, and it is prophesied that 1 of them will take out the other to end the war between the 2 factions of sorcerers. Okay, so the synopsis for this book already spoils some of the story, so I'm going to go ahead and discuss it, but if you don't like to read premises of books don't read what's coming up!!! Ari is the female lead of this story, who has been sent out to fight against the other side of sorcerers since she was a really young kid. She gets sent to different schools in search of members from the other side, so they can be eradicated. Ari has just started a new school, and she's hoping she will have a chance to live a normal life for awhile, but she has also lived a hard life, so she tries to keep walls up around herself, so she doesn't get hurt when she will have to leave, but there are some people who aren't having it and despite Ari's attempts to distance herself, she makes friends, and one of those friends is Shane. Shane happens to be part of the other group of sorcerers, but his life was a lot different than Ari's, so he isn't quite as prepared for the war that is happening. Ari and Shane grow closer, but both don't have all the facts, and some of what they believe is false, so they will have to find the path that is right for each of them in the quest to bring an end to this war. Ari is a tough, strong female, who is both badass and vulnerable. Shane is charming and he is also a badass in his own right. There was one thing I could've done without in this story, and that was Shane's adoring hoards of girls that were around, these girls sigh when he barely even acknowledges them, so I could've done without that aspect, but that's a small thing, so I'll let it pass. Ari and Shane were sweet and fun together, and I loved how their relationship developed. I loved all the action in this book, and I loved that spell work was prominent in this book. I feel like Wendy Knight really had a unique twist on magic, and once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. The story evolves wonderfully and I really enjoyed seeing the characters grow, and begin to figure out what is right for them, and that they were willing to fight for what they believe in. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review for Wild Wild Ghost by Margo Bond Collins - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

With everyone she loves in the grave, Ruby specializes in the dead. Trip wants to bring her back to the land of the living.

When Ruby Silver traded in her demon-hunting rifle for a Tremayne Agency badge, she didn't want another partner—losing the last one was too traumatic. But when a new case in the Texas Hill Country pairs her up with the slow-talking, fast-drawing Trip Austin, it will take all their combined skills to combat a plague of poltergeists in this German-settled town.


MY REVIEW -

I loved the western setting, and that ghosts and demons were focal points in this story. Ruby is in a new town, where she was sent to exorcise a ghost, she is part of some type of group that does this for a job. Ruby's last job went bad, and she ended up losing her partner, so she is out of sorts. The group also sends, Trip, to be Ruby's new partner, but Ruby isn't exactly in agreement with that decision. What Ruby and Trip find in the town isn't quite what they expected, and the situation is a lot more dangerous and personal then either thought. Ruby is a tough lady with some really cool ghost butt kicking skills, and for the most part I liked her. There's some stuff with a character named Flint that I was having a hard time liking, and I felt it curbed my enjoyment of the story a little bit, but I was still entertained and loved many other aspects of the book. I liked Trip, and I would be interested in getting more of his story. This was a fairly short, quick read, so I would enjoy reading more books with these characters and setting. Enjoyable and unique idea!

Constellation by Jennifer Locklear is ready to buy!!!!! $2.99!!!







SYNOPSIS -

She's intelligent, beautiful, and emotionally numb.
He's older, sophisticated, and harboring secrets.

Up-and-coming executive, Kathleen Brighton is ready to launch her family's firm into the next level of success. Polished and professional on the outside, Kathleen's personal life is a source of constant struggle and letdown. But after one night alone with Jack Evans, her sexy new colleague, her life takes a turn toward erotic intensity.

Torn between her instinct to guard herself and her irresistible desire for Jack, Kathleen has only known heartache. And when she finds herself in the middle of a shattering personal crisis, she must trust fragile and uncertain bonds to survive. Will Kathleen conquer the demons of her past to find a future worth fighting for?

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MY REVIEW - 4 STARS!

This ended up being a lot different then I originally thought it would be, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing because the story was interesting and I wanted to keep reading till I finished it. This is a more mature romance then I usually read, and I can appreciate that the characters have a sense of maturity that is often lacking in other romances. Kathleen and Jack are co-workers, and have recently connected romantically. There are definitely some steamy sex scenes and intense moments between the couple, and they were written really well and felt genuine. Jack is divorced; somewhat recently, and he also has a 7 year old daughter. His wife left him and their daughter to move back home, so she lives in a different state, but is still involved with her daughter. Kathleen feels strongly for Jack, and he feels strongly for her, but both have some issues that prevent them from fully engaging in their relationship. Kathleen doesn't want to cause problems with Jack's daughter and ex-wife, so she sort of withholds herself, and when something devastating happens, it begins to put a strain on their relationship. I get where Kathleen is coming from, but I wanted her to be a bit more selfish and to realize that it doesn't have to be so cut and dry, and she needs to work on her self confidence; she is a strong woman, but she doesn't stand up for herself very much. I was disappointed with some of her decisions and I also was disappointed in some of Jack's actions, but for the most part I enjoyed their relationship and they definitely have passion and a deep connection. Constellation felt like a story rooted in reality to me, and the characters felt like they have layers. This story is told all from Kathleen's POV, and I was disappointed to find out that it ends in a cliffhanger. I will definitely read the next book because I'm curious to see how these character's stories will end up.




Review for Vidalia by Julia Mills - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

This is a short story with approximately 13,000 words. Enjoy!

Great job...Sexy boyfriend...Heiress to the Georgia Onion Empire...Vidalia Fitzsimmons had it all until the day bodies started dropping from the sky...literally.

Time is running out. The body count is multiplying. It's all up to a cop, a vampire and a self-proclaimed nerd to save the day.

Hold onto your hats folks, you’re never gonna believe what happens next!

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


MY REVIEW -

This is cute, quick, and fun! I really enjoyed it, and it was very entertaining! Vidalia is the main character, who is a medical examiner, a vampire, and one sassy woman! Her family was cursed because her Granddaddy couldn't keep it in his pants, so Vidalia is a unique vampire. Vidalia is trying to find a connection between women who have been murdered by a serial killer, so she is spending a long night at the morgue to solve the mystery, but all isn't well in Vidalia's world; especially with danger lurking! There is also some sweet moments between Vidalia and her boyfriend, and there is some spice! Look forward to reading more by Julia Mills!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Review for Out of Bounds by Juliana Conners - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

She's untouchable. But I'll touch whatever I f*cking want.

WESLEY:

I've f*cked up more than once, but I'm Wesley Reynolds-- the star quarterback everyone loves. Women fall at my feet and the rules don't apply to me. I can do whatever the f*ck I want.

Or at least that's the way it used to be. Now I'm on f*cking probation in a new town at a new college.

When I moved to Calton and started playing football for the Wildcats under Coach Thompson, everyone--including the coach himself-- told me his daughter Chelsea was off limits. And due to my troubled past, I have to stay in the coach's good graces for the one season I'm on his team, or risk losing my football career for good.

Chelsea's shaking those hips every day, taunting me. They say she's innocent and inexperienced, but she bats those gorgeous blue eyes at me like she wants me to rock her world. Her perfect curves look sinfully delicious under that short cheerleading skirt and they tempt me to risk it all.

I've never been good at following the rules. And now I've got to make a bold, dirty play.

Because when I want something, I f*cking take it.

CHELSEA:

Everyone's father is strict, but mine? I'm unlucky enough to be the football coach's daughter. He penalizes his players for an out of bounds play if they so much as look at me the wrong way.

Until recently, that's been fine by me. I've had to work twice as hard to prove myself since everyone assumes I'm only the head cheerleader for the Calton Wildcats because of my dad's influence. I've lead my squad to a State conference victory and this year Nationals is within reach. I don't need the distraction of dating dumb jocks to get in the way of my goals.

But the minute that Wesley Reynolds walks onto the field, I can't get his hard, lean, tattooed muscles out of my mind. I know he's a player both on and off the field, and I've heard rumors that he takes the word "heartbreaker" to a whole new level.

I also know that he's only in town for one football season but I just want to let loose and have a little fun for once.

I'm about to break Dad's rules for the first time ever.

I'll let Wesley make a pass at me, but I won't let him run off with my heart.

* Out of Bounds is a full-length standalone novel with no cheating, no cliffhanger and a guaranteed Happily Ever After.


MY REVIEW -

This was cute! Wesley is a bad boy football player, who got kicked out of his last school for multiple reasons, which include being a manwhore, so he is at a new school and on a new football team, but he needs to keep his nose clean, or he won't get to play football, which he really loves, so he is trying to be a semi-good boy, but when he spots Chelsea, head cheerleader, he knows he wants her bad, but there is a little problem, she is also his new football coach's daughter! This is a college age romance, but it did feel a little bit high school to me, but I still really enjoyed it, and the sex scenes were steamy! Wesley tries to act like he's a tough guy, but I felt he was kind of a softy. I liked that Chelsea could take care of herself, and that she wasn't your stereotypical cheerleader. Chelsea and Wesley have some really cute moments together, and I like that they build on their attraction to each other; there's a scene where Chelsea is teaching Wesley to fish that I thought was super adorable! There was a bit of suspense in this book because some people can't be trusted, but I do wish that part would have been a bigger factor in the book. Also, there's a cheer at the end of the book that I could've done without, but maybe that's just my lack of S-P-I-R-I-T! This was a quick, easy read for me, so if you like some forbidden romance mixed in with some hot bad boy football player, then this is for you!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Review for Constellation by Jennifer Locklear - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

She's intelligent, beautiful, and emotionally numb.
He's older, sophisticated, and harboring secrets.

Up-and-coming executive, Kathleen Brighton is ready to launch her family's firm into the next level of success. Polished and professional on the outside, Kathleen's personal life is a source of constant struggle and letdown. But after one night alone with Jack Evans, her sexy new colleague, her life takes a turn toward erotic intensity.

Torn between her instinct to guard herself and her irresistible desire for Jack, Kathleen has only known heartache. And when she finds herself in the middle of a shattering personal crisis, she must trust fragile and uncertain bonds to survive. Will Kathleen conquer the demons of her past to find a future worth fighting for?


MY REVIEW -

This ended up being a lot different then I originally thought it would be, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing because the story was interesting and I wanted to keep reading till I finished it. This is a more mature romance then I usually read, and I can appreciate that the characters have a sense of maturity that is often lacking in other romances. Kathleen and Jack are co-workers, and have recently connected romantically. There are definitely some steamy sex scenes and intense moments between the couple, and they were written really well and felt genuine. Jack is divorced; somewhat recently, and he also has a 7 year old daughter. His wife left him and their daughter to move back home, so she lives in a different state, but is still involved with her daughter. Kathleen feels strongly for Jack, and he feels strongly for her, but both have some issues that prevent them from fully engaging in their relationship. Kathleen doesn't want to cause problems with Jack's daughter and ex-wife, so she sort of withholds herself, and when something devastating happens, it begins to put a strain on their relationship. I get where Kathleen is coming from, but I wanted her to be a bit more selfish and to realize that it doesn't have to be so cut and dry, and she needs to work on her self confidence; she is a strong woman, but she doesn't stand up for herself very much. I was disappointed with some of her decisions and I also was disappointed in some of Jack's actions, but for the most part I enjoyed their relationship and they definitely have passion and a deep connection. Constellation felt like a story rooted in reality to me, and the characters felt like they have layers. This story is told all from Kathleen's POV, and I was disappointed to find out that it ends in a cliffhanger. I will definitely read the next book because I'm curious to see how these character's stories will end up.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Review for Fallen Angel by Elianne Adams which is part of the Shifters in the Shadows boxset - 5 out of 5!



MY REVIEW -

*This review is only for Fallen Angel by Elianne Adams*

This is a very short, quick read about Megan and Nate. Megan is being hounding by Goblins, so much so that she can't sleep and is on high alert. Nate is an angel, who was protecting Megan, but after she kissed him, he disappeared on Megan because he thinks Heaven will frown on any type of relationship between Megan and him, but when Goblins attack, Nate tries his best to protect Megan, but he is severely injured. Megan needs to find a way to help heal Nate, so she needs to go to somewhere dangerous. So, as I said this is really short, but it is a complete story, and it is very sweet, and I love the scenario where someone tries to resist how they feel about someone, but they can't. Plus, I love stories about angel! Also, the sex scenes were really great! Definitely hot and spicy! I enjoyed this story and the writing, so I am definitely looking forward to reading more by Elianne Adams!

Review for Throne to the Wolves by J.A. Cipriano - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

Hey, I’m Annie. Mage. Nerd. Gamer Extraordinaire.
And yes, I wrote that on my nametag.
I was having a great day right up until Justin Bailey, werewolf prince and Grade A Pain-In-My-Ass came barreling into the shop I work at. Then he threw around words like “blood feud,” “sorceress,” and “murderer,” so I couldn’t just kick him out, especially since they all seemed connected to me.
Now the only thing I can do to clear my name is use my magic to help him find the culprit before the council of wolves takes matters into their own hands. If they do, they won’t just kill me, they’ll put the kibosh on anyone who’s ever talked to me.
I guess Uncle Ben was right about that whole responsibility thing.


MY REVIEW -


This was so much fun! I loved all the videogame, comic and D&D talk! I loved that the lead is a nerd and a badass! Annie is a Animator, which is super cool because she can use inanimate objects to make them actually work, such as a toy lightsaber can be turned into a real lightsaber, which Annie uses to fight her enemies! She also uses lots of other really cool things for weapons and potions that she gets from videogames, movies, and comics! Such a cool idea! Also, who knew a game of Donkey Kong could be so intense and important! Annie is asked by werewolf, Justin, to help find out who is killing werewolves, but Animators and Werewolves don't exactly get along, so Annie is hesitant to help the wolves, but Annie has her own reasons for wanting to help. Annie and Justin go on a bit of a dangerous adventure to find out what in the heck is going on with the deaths of the wolves; I knew the score rather early on because there were quite a few clues to what was going on, but I still was very entertained. It was fun that Justin is a popular B-movie actor, and I loved the humor throughout the book. There were a couple things I would have liked to be better fleshed out, Justin and Annie's relationship or whatever you want to call it because I didn't really know what the connection was, so it was a bit of a let down, and I also didn't really get the whole Laura thing with Justin; it felt like something that could've been omitted. Other than those couple of things, I loved everything else! I also love the fun play on words in the title! I look forward to reading the next book!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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




SYNOPSIS -


Invested with the powers of Mother Nature, four women have been charged with the almost impossible task of maintaining order in the supernatural world and—when the crimes are extreme—the human world as well.

Diana, a fire Elemental, is almost burned out. Alone in the world (save for her Elemental sisters), she takes satisfaction in punishing those who’ve strayed so far into the black they’ve disrupted the balance. But her contentment is increasingly short-lived as she struggles with the limitations of her ability. An Elemental can track murderers to the ends of the earth, but not before it’s too late for their victims.

So when a child from a previous case goes missing, Diana is determined to find her. The only problem is, she may have to take on an entire coven of vampires to do it.


MY REVIEW -


This was so awesome!!! I loved it!! Diana is a fire elemental, which means she is totally badass! She is so strong and kicks major butt! Diana is 1 of 4 elementals that are tasked with taking down evil doers by Mother. The 4 elementals each have an affinity, there is Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, and all of them are pretty much indestructible, and each of them have the ability to use each of their elements, such as Diana can produce and control fire. This book focuses on Diana, but we do get a bit of some of the other elementals. Diana is after a circle of black witches that has kidnapped 2 children for nefarious reasons, so Mother has tasks Diana with bring this circle down, and she is also tasked with taking down a corrupt corporation. Along the way, Diana meets vampire, Alec, who has a connection to 1 of the kidnapped children, so he and Diana team up to find and destroy the black circle. Fire has chapter POV's from both Diana and Alec, and I loved that because I liked getting a deeper insight into each characters psyche. This whole book was absolutely entertaining and wonderful, and the writing really flowed; I loved the world building. I enjoyed the mystery of finding out who was involved in the circle and what their plans are, and I was entertained as the characters hunt for clues to find the black witches, and I loved that the characters travel to different places; I especially love when books go to New Orleans! There are also some awesome action scenes, and it was great to read strong, confident, smart women! Diana and Alec are adorably sweet with each other, and I liked the slow build to their relationship; it's nice that they have time to build a strong connection, and I liked the little quirks to both Alec and Diana. I loved that Diana has a bit of a sense of humor, and I loved that Alec is a scholar, but he is still badass as well! This whole book was very entertaining for me; even the slow parts of this story were interesting and enjoyable! I will definitely read the next book in the series! And check out more from L.B. Gilbert!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

99 cents for books 1, 2, and a very important Novella in the Saven series by Siobhan Davis!!!!! Plus a Giveaway!!!!! Check out the Post before this one for my reviews on each of the books!!!

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Today is my stop during the Book Blitz for The Saven Series Box Set by Siobhan Davis. For a very limited time you can read the first three books in this special box set collection for only 0.99!

The normal retail price is $6.99/£4.99. Find out why Saven Deception, book one in this Amazon bestselling series, has been shortlisted for the Best Young Adult Book in the 2016 CAP Awards. Over 50,000 copies downloaded in the ten months since publication. Get your copy of the box set on Amazon!



This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 11 till 18 October, you can view the complete blitz schedule here.



Today I'll share an excerpt from this series, as well as details of each book, and there's a great giveaway. You can enter to win a copy of this box set or a paperback copy of Lux Beginnings by Jennifer L Armentrout. You can enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.



Saven Box SetSaven Box Set (Saven #1, #2 and #2.5)

By Siobhan Davis

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: October 11, 2016



Blurb:

What if you were meant to kill the one you love?



"Recommended to fans of The 5th Wave, Insignia, Across the Universe, and Unwind series." Schuyler Central High School Library



"The Heir to the Lux Series." Dreamland Teenage Fantasy



This box set contains Saven Deception, Saven Disclosure, and Saven Denial.


You can buy the Saven Box Set on Amazon



Books included in this box set:

Saven DeceptionSaven Deception (Saven #1)

Blurb:

THE TRUTH DOESN'T ALWAYS SET YOU FREE



I've fallen hard for an alien, but he's harboring secrets.

Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.

How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?




Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person--herself.



Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government's new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.



Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn't all he appears to be.



Confused over Logan's true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government's real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.



When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?


Excerpt From Saven Deception:

"Come, sit," he says, his fingers curling gently around the tips of mine.

I plop down on the beanbag beside him and yelp.

"You are hurt." He frowns. "Let me take a look."

He scrunches the edge of my shirt, but I clamp down on his hand. There's no way I'm admitting that it's my butt that's sore, and no way am I ready to let him inspect that part of my anatomy. Yet.

Get you, my inner devil teases.

"I'm fine." I pin him with a "drop it" look.

"You are so stubborn." Shaking his head, he unscrews the cap from his bottle.

"I'm stubborn?" I level an incredulous look his way. "Have you not looked in the mirror recently, dude?"

He laughs and the sound sends warmth flooding through me.

"You've a lovely laugh," I blurt out. Ohmigod! I can't believe I said something so cheesy.

"I do?" He looks amused.

"Yep." I'm resorting to one-word replies now for fear of what else might inadvertently tumble out of my mouth.

He stares intently at me, his fiery eyes penetrating my soul. The cord buzzes with anticipation. I might've forgotten how to breathe again. "You are beautiful, through and through."

With each passing second, my heart pounds faster and faster. He inclines toward me and I move closer. Butterflies are throwing a mad party in the pit of my stomach. Like magnets, we inch closer and closer still. As my pulse throbs, he zeroes in on my lips and his eyes linger there.

I've imagined this moment so many times without ever really believing I'd get to experience it. Now that I'm here, seconds away from my first real kiss, I'm terrified of the strength of my emotion. I never knew it could be like this. That I could feel such a strong connection to a boy; that my body could tremble with such intense desire. And our lips haven't even met yet.

We are a hairsbreadth from one another. I bridge the final distance and close my eyes. His fingers brush my lips and I'm tingly all over. Reopening my eyes, I see the adoration glistening in his gaze. For me.

"Ala beatra." The words roll seductively and respectfully off his tongue.

I've no idea what it means, or what language he's speaking, but it sounds beautiful.

And like a form of worship.

Though it's possible I'm deluding myself.

He closes his eyes and presses his mouth to mine. His touch is feather soft and it unravels me. I kiss him back equally gently and he moans softly. His lips exert more pressure as he draws me in flush with his solid chest. I've never felt this much emotion before. It's almost too much, but at the same time, not enough.

Gaining in confidence, I encircle my arms around his neck and melt into him, savoring the feel of his body as it presses against mine. Angling his head, he extends the kiss, and it grows in intensity and fire. I'm matching him, kiss for kiss, and my need for him is reaching an all-time high. I can't get enough of him. He is everywhere, and yet I need more.




Saven DisclosureSaven Disclosure (Saven #2)

By Siobhan Davis



Blurb:

THE TRUTH CAN'T HIDE FOREVER



To protect Logan, I have no choice but to deceive him.

But I’m not the only one hiding the truth.

Will our love survive all the secrets and lies?




Enemy alien ships crowd the skies over Earth while the world waits with bated breath. The Saven have been exposed, and where once they were abhorred, they are now championed as our greatest ally and our only possible savior.



Logan and Sadie have been separated, and the longer he is gone, the more their love is tested by duty, doubts, and deception.

Sadie and Jarod have infiltrated the highest levels of government, but they are playing a dangerous game. Surrounded by people with conflicting agendas—hell-bent on using her for their own aim—Sadie is confused when the lines between good and evil are blurred. It’s impossible to tell friend from foe, and no one can be trusted.



When the full extent of the experiments taking place in Sector Twenty is disclosed, Sadie can no longer sit back and watch as the lower classes face a horrific fate. Racing to save her loved ones and mankind, she risks her own safety and the love she’s waited a lifetime for to do the right thing.



But no one thought to save her from herself.




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Saven SenialSaven Denial (Saven #2.5)

By Siobhan Davis



Blurb:

THE TRUTH HURTS



My mother was right to fear me.

I’m an abomination.

And the world should be very afraid.




Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, the vindictive alien race who destroyed Thalassic City. As her past, present, and future collides, her worst nightmare looks set to become her shocking new reality.



A deliberate pawn in leader Griselda’s vengeful game, Sadie is horrified to learn the truth about her heritage and the destiny that’s already been mapped out for her. Refusing to cooperate, she risks paying the ultimate price for her defiance.



Love for Logan is her only motivation to stay alive. Saving him is the only thing that matters—the fate of the world depends upon it. While he may never forgive her, she’s determined to protect him. Until her dying breath.




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SiobhanAbout the Author:

Siobhan Davis writes young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and she is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling and Saven series.



A self-professed teenager forever--at least when it comes to books, music, and films, Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. She loves baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).



Before pursuing a full-time writing career, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years.



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 +

- Goodreads

- Amazon

- Newsletter


Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website



Giveaway

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Saven Box Set. One winner will receive an e-copy of the Saven Series Boxset by Siobhan Davis and one winner will receive a paperback copy of Lux Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Open internationally.



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99 cents for books 1, 2, and a very important, necessary novella of Siobhan Davis' Saven series!!!! Here are my reviews on each of the books!



This series is absolutely amazing!!!! I love it!!! Siobhan Davis is definitely one of my favorite authors!!!
Here are my reviews for each of the books!



Saven Deception -

Loved it!!! Another amazing book by Siobhan Davis!! This book is set in a dystopian world with class systems, and the main character, Sadie, is in the lowest class system. She is mistreated and unappreciated by her family, so she's a bit of a loner and unsure of herself. When she is chosen to go to the underwater city, Thalassic City, she is ecstatic to have a chance to start a new life. On her own, Sadie begins to become more independent and open up to those around her. I like that Sadie speaks her mind; she has moxie, and she's a tough chick with brains; although she does act before thinking sometimes. Sadie suspects that there is something odd going on in Thalassic City, and that the government may be involved. Sadie notices some of her new friends have unique behaviors, and that they aren't being entirely truthful with her. Among her new friends is the highly crush-worthy, Logan, and Sadie is really swooning over him, and Logan seems to really like Sadie, but then some of the things Logan does, makes Sadie unsure if Logan can be trusted. Since it already says in the synopsis this isn't a spoiler, so as it turns out, there are aliens among the humans in Thalassic City, and some of the aliens aren't exactly friendly. Sadie begins to worry about her friend, Jenna, when she starts acting out of character and her health begins to deteriorate. What happens to Jenna in this story is truly vile, and I did feel that the characters actions and emotions involved with what happened to Jenna were very much lacking. Sadie gets involved in some dangerous things, and she's on a quest to find out who to trust, and how she can help her friends, the humans, and herself. Siobhan Davis creates a really interesting world, and I loved how the story developed. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll be a bit vague, but I have a feeling about Sadie, and I am hoping it's true because I think that would add a really unique element to this story. This book kept me interested till the very end, and I can't wait till the next book! Love, Love, Love it! Ooh and I suppose this is a bit of a spoiler, not too much, but I wanted to give a warning anyway, Okay here is comes.......There's no love triangle! I love that! I hope that continues to be the case for the rest of the series! Please!




Saven Disclosure -

Siobhan Davis has done it again! She has written another truly engrossing story! Saven Disclosure is another can't put down, can't stop reading, no sleep book! Siobhan knows how to create the perfect balance between the romance, the action, and the story; her writing keeps the reader engaged till the very end! I loved Siobhan's True Calling series, and now I am loving her Saven series, and I can't wait for the next book in the series!

If you haven't read the first Saven book, Saven Deception, I feel you need to read that first since this book is a continuation of the first book, and will add to the enjoyment of this book; plus that book is awesome too, so it is a definite must read! There may be some spoilers for the first book in this review, so be forewarned! And I may elude to some things in this book that may be a bit spoilery, but I think it's more of the teaser variety rather than outright spoilers.

Saven Disclosure picks right up where Saven Deception left off, Sadie and Logan are a committed couple in deep love with each other, but are separated because Logan is on the road with his family to build support for an alliance between the people of Earth and the Saven people. Sadie is dealing with the backlash of dating an alien; she is being harassed and threatened, so she has to have a bodyguard, Haydn. I liked the addition of Haydn; he creates some interesting drama in Saven Disclosure, and I'm looking forward to seeing how his story develops. Sadie doesn't get much freedom, so the pressure is starting to get to her. Sadie isn't content to sit back and do nothing, so she's been having further contact with the rebels in hopes of helping the lower class from being taken over by the Saven. Sadie has to contend with being pulled at from various sides; she is being pressured to do things that go against what she thinks is right, and she finds herself in some really difficult spots. On top of that, there is another alien race threatening Earth, so War is looking more imminent; especially with Saven relations not going so well, also Sadie's sister is in trouble, so she needs to figure out a way to help her, also there's the issue of trying to figure out more about the Eterno bond, and to top it all off, there are too many "secrets" between her and Logan. I just want to say that you can't expect other people to be truthful, when you can't be truthful yourself, and all the "secrets"; a.k.a lies, just cause more problems! If you truly love and trust someone then you should trust in them to understand where you are coming from! Plans would go a lot smoother if there was honesty. Okay sorry for the rant, it was just bothering me.

I love Sadie's sass and her humor! And I think she handled a lot of tough situations really well, and showed maturity and intelligence and grace. I almost found her to be too understanding at times; I kind of wanted her to be a bit more selfish sometimes, and I felt she was a bit dense about a couple things, but I still think she is an incredibly strong character. Her and Logan's relationship is adorable, and I love them together; they are just so sweet and cute! And they compliment each other really well, and have wonderful chemistry. I wasn't completely happy with how far Logan takes a certain thing; that goes with the whole keeping "secrets" thing causing problems.

I loved all the action! And the camaraderie between the whole group was terrific! I especially love the friendship between Sadie and Jarod. It's great that all the girls get along too! Plus, I love the alien aspect! So much is going on in this book, but I never felt overwhelmed by it all. Siobhan does an amazing job building up the Saven Disclosure world, and as I was reading I could really visualize the scenes.

Siobhan's books are definitely some of my favorites, and I'm really excited to read the next books in the series! I love these characters, and I'm looking forward to reading more as their stories unfold. Saven Disclosure is a must read! All of Siobhan Davis' books are a must read! Plus the books have such beautiful covers!



Saven Denial -

Another amazing addition to the Saven Series! Siobhan Davis is definitely one of my favorite authors! Saven Denial was so good! I don't even know where to begin, I loved it so much! It didn't even feel like a novella because so much happens, and the whole time I was reading it, I felt so anxious to find out what happens, and I am really looking forward to the next book. I hate waiting! The thing I love about Davis' writing is that her world building is so vivid, and I love the unique settings she creates; I can picture them perfectly in my mind as I'm reading. I love that she goes into multiple types of aliens; it is really cool to read about the different species. I love all the action and sci-fi aspects! I've always loved Sadie, but I definitely was loving her more in this book; she was thinking everything I would have been thinking in this type of situation, and she was really strong with how she handled everything. This whole series is just wonderful!

Saven Denial picks up right where the 2nd book ended, and I recommend reading this book before you continue on in the series because there is definitely a lot of crucial information needed, and it's an excellent book anyway! So, Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, and they are holding her because she factors into their plans to dominate the universe. Along the way, Sadie finds out some much needed information about herself and the situation, and I was shocked at the horrible things done to Sadie. Griselda, leader of the Tor, is out of her mind! I'm thinking she's so vindictive because there definitely has to be some type of heartbreak that happened to her to make her the way she is now.

So, there is sort of a love triangle started in this book, and although I'm not a big fan of love triangles, Siobhan Davis does them in such a way that I don't mind them so much, and the main reason I don't like them is I feel so bad for the person not chosen. Axton is one of the Tor, and I don't want to give to much away, so I won't say quite what happens with Sadie and Him, but I don't really feel like Axton is an option for Sadie. He felt a bit unstable to me, and I think he has deep mommy issues, and he doesn't quite know himself yet. He needs to get a backbone also! I feel the whole thing between Sadie and him is a Stockholm syndrome type of thing, and I felt like the feelings between the two aren't entirely based in fact. I really feel for him, but I am for Logan the whole way, and I feel like Logan and Sadie have been thorough so much, and they still manage to find each other. So sweet! I need the next book now!!!!! Please!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Review for Dragons Like it Hot by Various Authors - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

11 scorching-hot dragon-shifter romance stories from NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors sizzle with sassy heroines and smoking-hot heros who tame their dragon mates' hearts.

Her Dragon, His Demon - Julia Mills - Her Dragon is strong and loyal, a leader among his kin. His Demon is beautiful and alluring, the other half of his soul. Together they must battle a darkness unlike any other led by Hell’s Chancellor himself. It’s not just their love that’s at stake…this time it’s their very existence.

Kiss Of Fire - Catherine Vale - What begins as a one night stand with a mysteriously handsome stranger, turns into something far beyond the scope of imagination as Arianna finds herself led into a world of mystery, and magic...where tales of flying dragons, and dangerous witches come to life, and where nothing is ever what it seems.

Dragon’s Treasure - Isadora Montrose - Dragon Lord Hugo Sarkany discovers money can’t buy the love of Leah, the feisty BBW he has transformed into his dragoness. How will this arrogant Alpha Male win the heart of his curvy fated mate?

Dazzled - J.K. Harper - Love-scarred dragon shifter Sebastian must find his family's stolen legacies, or he will die. Curvy human Lacey is drawn to Sebastian, yet his dark secrets will only cause heartbreak and loss. She's his fated mate—but can she unlock his shattered heart in time?

Bringing Christmas to the Dragons - Rinelle Grey - Dragon shifter Jayrian needs to convince the elders to accept help from the humans before his clan’s prince is discovered. Gretchen longs for adventure outside of the books she reads in her job as a small town librarian. Together they must find a way to save his prince and clan, without sacrificing who they are, or their budding relationship.

Finding His Dragon - Élianne Adams - After months of torment at the hands of her own clan, Charlotte is sold to a rival clan. She refuses to be claimed by a man who is known for his mistreatment of women, and so she runs. The last thing she wants, or expects to find is her mate, but that's precisely what happens. If only she could stop running long enough to take what is rightfully hers.

Alien General’s Wife - Scarlett Grove - He's her last hope ... and she might be his. When Indigo Robertson learns that her name has come up in the Draconian mating lottery, the timing couldn't be worse. The benevolent dragon shifter aliens need human women to replenish their DNA ... but their ancient enemy, the Mulgor, have just invaded!

The Lost Tribe - Lola Kidd - Fae princess Lena is banished to strange land filled with strange creatures. When her tribe is threatened, she teams up with the handsome dragon shifter prince Troy. Together they fight to protect their homelands while also fighting their growing attraction to one another.

Kiss of a Dragon - Alisa Woods - Lucian is a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke… and he’s dying. He has to spawn a dragonling to uphold the treaty and keep the mortal world safe, but a dragon’s mate rarely survives… and he can’t face the horror of another death. When he rescues a beautiful woman, he has to seduce her without losing his heart… and before he turns feral and breaks the treaty forever.

Taurus - Kim Faulks - Marcus Kane is the first of twelve. Dragon-born in the sign of Taurus he carries all the traits of the bull--the good and the bad. He's strong-willed, unbreakable. Deadly on land and in the sky, but when Marcus falls in love, he falls hard. He wasn't meant to fall for the wolf, Abrial. His only job was to protect those he loves--his family.

Her Dragon's Bane – Harmony Raines - Forced to offer herself to a dragon to save her sister, curvy Serena finds their first encounter confusing, and intimately satisfying. But she can't let her guard down, men are cruel, she has been taught that her whole life, and this beast of a dragon can't be any different. Or can he? Is it possible that the creature she has been taught to fear, is the one she must learn to trust.


MY REVIEW -

*So far, this review is only for Julia Mills story, Her Dragon, His Demon*

I really enjoyed this! It had a lot of things I love in stories, such as dragon shifters, strong characters, really sweet romance, and I love books that have something to do with or take place in the Underworld. In this book, dragon shifter Rian meets his mate Audrey, but she is a slave to a top demon in the Underworld, so he needs to find out a way to rescue her. I love how tough Audrey is and how she wasn't a damsel, she does everything she can to keep her hope alive, and she definitely has tenacity, she is tortured physically and mentally, but the way she handles it is admirable. Rian is also tough, and I love how sweet he is with Audrey and how determined he is to save Audrey, and I love that he is a light-hearted alpha. Their romance is super sweet and I love the whole mate scenario because it makes the connection deeper for me; I suppose that's one of the reason why I love shifter romances, and Rian and Audrey do have some sizzling scenes! I love how all the dragons and their mates band together to help each other, and I love that witches were involved in this story as well, and I liked the descriptions of the Underworld and love that hellhounds were involved in the story. This is in dual POV, and I think it can be read as a standalone, but there past couples from the previous books, and there is a little tease in the epilogue for the next book, so you may want to read the previous books, but it isn't really necessary. I really enjoyed the writing, characters, and the world the story takes place, so I will definitely be checking out more books by Julia Mills!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Review for Cauldron Bubble by Wendy Knight - 5 out of 5!




SYNOPSIS -

“You’ve just always been the powerful one. I’m the smart aleck.” “We’re the same. I’m night, you’re day. You have to have both to have life.” “You can hide in the shadows.” “And you can shine like the sun. This prophesy is about both of us.”
Destiny doesn't think she's anything special. The daughter of an outcast witch. Her twin, Fate, is her best friend, so that's awesome. They're experts in love potions and selling them to crazy high school kids.
So they can buy more shoes.
But that all changes when their school is attacked by warlocks—warlocks who want her power for their own. The attack launches her onto the path the stars have chosen for Destiny, Fate, and their long-lost father.
Oh, and Quin.
Quin, who's the son of a witch, only tolerating Destiny's presence because she can save his mother. Except along the way, that all changes, and he realizes Destiny is everything he never knew he wanted. The only problem is she thinks if love can be made from a potion, it can't be a real thing.
If they survive this, he's going to prove her wrong.







MY REVIEW -

I loved this! I haven't read very many witch stories, so I was excited to read this one, and I'm so glad I did because it was awesome! I love that the characters actually use their witch powers! I hate when people have powers in books, but they rarely use them, but that wasn't the case in this book! There's cauldrons, potions, and broomsticks! I love how there are classic witchy things, but there is a modern twist to them! Cauldron Bubble is about twin sisters, Destiny and Fate, who are 18 years old and witches, and they live away from a coven with their mother, Alina. Alina left her coven while pregnant with Destiny and Fate because she no longer felt welcome there. The girls have recently been expelled from their last school, so they are starting at a new school, and that is where Destiny meets Quin; the majority of this book is told from Destiny and Quin's POV's. Quin knows about the witch world because his mom is a witch, and he shares a few classes with Destiny and wants to get to know her better, but they end up not getting off on the right foot, so they both end up being standoffish with each other, but there is a war brewing with the warlocks, so they are going to have to get over their problems with each other and find a way to stop the warlocks from killing off the witches. Warlocks are witches that have turned evil because they have stolen other witches powers. This whole story was lots of fun, and I loved all the witch elements; especially the potion brewing! Plus, there is some great scenes where the characters are battling the warlocks; they added a nice bit of excitement! I really enjoyed the writing and felt the story was unique, and I loved that the characters go on a sort of quest. I also enjoyed the scenes between Quin and Destiny! I love when characters get off on the wrong foot, but they actually really like each other, and I enjoyed their banter and chemistry, and they are really sweet and cute with each other. I also loved Alina and Luca! I was so hoping that would be something touched on in this book, and I'm glad it was part of the story. I also loved the connection between Destiny and Fate, they have a great sisterly bond, and they really look out for each other. This book is a complete story without a cliffhanger, and I really appreciate that because it seems like nowadays there's always a cliffhanger. I'm not sure if the author plans to write more books with these characters, but if she is, I will definitely read them, and I plan to check out more of her books!

Review for Pandora's Box by Katie Salidas - 4 out of 5




SYNOPSIS -

After a few months as a vampire, Alyssa thought she’d learned all she needed to know about the supernatural world. But her confidence is shattered by the delivery of a mysterious package – a Pandora’s Box.

Seemingly innocuous, the box is in reality an ancient prison, generated by a magic more powerful than anyone in her clan has ever known. But what manner of evil could need such force to contain it?

When the box is opened, the sinister creature within is released, and only supernatural blood will satiate its thirst. The clan soon learns how it feels when the hunter becomes the hunted.

Powerless against the ancient evil, the clan flees Las Vegas for Boston, with only a slim hope for salvation. Could Lysander’s old journals hold the key? And what if they don’t?
And how welcome will they be in a city run by a whole different kind of supernatural being?

Werewolves…


MY REVIEW -

Alyssa didn't annoy me anymore! She is definitely a more conscious character in this book then she has been in the past 2 books! I like that she is more aware of the consequences her actions have, and tries to make an effort to think things through. I'm one of those readers that needs to be able to root for the main character and feel a connection with them, and in this book I felt like I could root for Alyssa more than I could in the past. I also really liked that there weren't as many feeding scenes, and I felt this book flowed the best out of the 3 I've read so far. I enjoyed the addition of werewolves in this book, and we also get a bit of some witchcraft, which was a nice element to the story. As the title suggests, this book's main storyline focuses on a Pandora's box, a mysterious package is delivered to Lysander's house, and when it is opened it unleashes a deadly entity. So, Alyssa, Lysander, Nicholas, and Fallon head to Boston to find out a way to return the entity to the box before it causes anymore problems. Along the way, the group meets some werewolves and some other vampires, so the group needs to negotiate the situation carefully with both groups. It was nice to have a change of setting, and to get to know some new characters. I love shifters, so I really loved getting to see some werewolves! I would have liked a bit more romance between Alyssa and Lysander because it would have been nice to see some more growth and closeness in their relationship. I'm definitely excited to read the next book in this series because this one left us with a mystery to be solved, and I'm excited to see where the story is going to go!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Review for Coming in Hot Paranormal & Contemporary Medical Romance Box Set by Various Artist - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS -

Get a dose of romance, STAT!
Featuring NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, we're Coming In Hot with paranormal to contemporary, and sizzling to seductive bedside manners by the doctors, nurses, paramedics, and more in this boxed set.

Paramedical meets paranormal in this steamy set filled with shifters, werewolves, vampires, and more!


MY REVIEW -

*This review is only for Red L. Jameson's story, Bad Medicine*

I loved this story so much! I loved the writing and the characters! Ryder is so cute, so sweet, so adorable, and so hot! I loved him!! He's tattooed, scarred, and tough, and he is such a great guy, and I love how much he wants Asha! Asha was great too! I loved that she's smart and nerdy, and a bit awkward, and I loved the stuff about her Native American heritage. Ryder is ex-military where he worked in the medical field, now he is a nurse at a hospital in Wyoming, and he has a huge crush on Asha, but because of some things in his past, he doesn't think he's good enough for her. Asha is a doctor at the same hospital, and has some hang-ups that affect her personal relationships, but she definitely feels an attraction to Ryder. They definitely have lots of hot times together, and I loved their chemistry! I loved how the story flowed, and I enjoyed Asha's brother and sister. The story is a shorter story, but it felt very complete, and I loved that there were some scenes in the hospital. This is the first time I have read a book by Red L. Jameson, and I will definitely be reading more in the future! Loved it! It is so dang good!