Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review for Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

May Falkner’s past two years have been a rough road. When her father suddenly passes away, May needs to find a job to help out her mom and regain some control over her life. Working at the bookstore helps her heal, laugh, and hope again. It also leads her to cross paths with Nico Evitts, who begins as just a co-worker, but becomes so much more

When it all becomes perfect, because there is no perfect, life steps in to prove once again that it all can crash down harder than before. This is a story about finding yourself, love, and the things in life that are still here.

Hearts are like balloons. Sometimes they inflate… Sometimes they deflate…


MY REVIEW -


Oh wow! I loved this! So sweet and heartfelt! Hearts Are Like Balloons deals with some intense, sad, and difficult things, and this story is just beautiful. May has recently lost her father, so to help her mother out, May decides to get a job at a used book store where her best friend works. May meets Nico, who also works at the bookstore, and the two have an instant connection that quickly becomes a friendship that turns into more, but when life throws another curve ball, will their relationship survive? May and Nico are so adorable! I love their little jokes with each other, and I love the depth of their connection. Their relationship is wonderfully sweet, and my heart hurt for them both during some trying times. The connection between all of the characters was wonderful, May's best friend and Nico's sister, were awesome side characters, and I loved the personalities of each character. I love the quirks that Candace Robinson gives to her characters, the quirks make the characters seem more real, which adds reality to the characters and the story. Hearts Are Like Balloons (Love the title by the way and the cover) touched my heart. Loss, Hurt, Hope, Love, and Heart. Loved it all.

Review for With These Wings by Wendy Knight - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Seventeen-year-old Phoenyx was taken by the aliens who were supposed to save humanity. But Phoenyx didn’t die. She escaped.

Changed, different. Terrifying.

Now she protects the people she used to call neighbors and friends, despite the fact that they don’t trust her. She looks like the aliens—beautiful, strong, and winged. And that’s why those she protects want her dead.

She doesn’t blame them.

All the while, she’s searching for Cole, the boy whose arms she was ripped from the night she was taken. When he shows up at their compound with a new love, everything Phoenyx has been fighting for is turned on its head, and she has to figure out what side she’s really on and who she really is before she loses herself completely.
Never trust beautiful things.


MY REVIEW -

Another amazing book by Wendy Knight! Love her strong heroines! Her boys need to man up more and not move on so quickly, but I still love them! With These Wings is another entertaining, unique, and super awesome book by Wendy Knight! Aliens have invaded Earth, and are killing and capturing humans. Phoenyx was captured by them, and had her DNA integrated with theirs, so now she is half alien, but despite some major differences (Wings!), she still holds out hope that she'll find her boyfriend, Cole, and her best friend, Enika, but the reunion doesn't go quite as she envisioned, when Cole shows up with a new "love". Wendy Knight's take on the aliens was really cool, and I loved the dystopian world she created. Lots of great action, and also lots of great characters! Phoenyx is amazing! She kicks major butt, and has a wonderful heart! Enika is awesome too! She's a wonderful best friend, and I love her with her axe! Totally cool! Cole needed to catch a clue, that boy was adorable, but as I said earlier, needed to man up! Still though, the scenes between Phoenyx and him were really sweet! I'm not sure if there's going to be a 2nd book, but I hope so because I definitely need more resolution between Phoenyx and Cole. Strong females, action, adventure, and sweetness made this an amazing read for me! Once I started I couldn't put it down! Definitely read this!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review for Wing Her Over by Amelia Jade - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Andrew Raskell had life just the way he wanted it. As a gryphon shifter and ambassador from his homeland of Cadia to the small human town of Cloud Lake, life is peaceful and uneventful. Mostly. But when he comes upon a wolf shifter trying to harm a human woman, his intervention changes everything. He never thought he’d see the short, blonde haired woman again, but a second chance meeting proved to him that it must be fate. Now, if he could only show her that he was right for her.

Karri Blaine had everything figured out. From a young age she’d driven herself harder than anyone else in the quest to take over her shifter-hating father’s company. The only problem? He wants to give it to her immature younger brother instead. All it will take is one slip up on Karri’s part and her father will have the reason he needs to strip her of her role within the company. Karri knows that she shouldn’t invite the shifter into her life. Not after what happened to her family two years before. This could be the opening her father needs, but she’s blinded by the sexiest, strongest man she’s ever met.

Her father isn’t the only problem that Karri needs to worry about. Andrew has unknowingly dragged her into the crosshairs of those who are gunning for his job, and they’ll stop at nothing to get there. Andrew is playing for keeps though, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win her heart, no matter the cost to him…


MY REVIEW -

This is the first book I've read by Amelia Jade, and I really enjoyed it! I'll definitely be reading more! I love shifter books, and was super excited that Andrew is a Gryphon shifter! Super cool! I haven't read a gryphon shifter book before, so that was great! Amelia Jade created an interesting world involving the shifter population, and I enjoyed the back story for the shifters and Andrew. Andrew's job is to keep the shifters in check in the human city Cloud Lake, when he saves Karri from being attacked by a bad shifter, he recognizes Kerri as his mate, but doesn't want to scare her away by telling her too soon, so he decides to take it slow with Kerri. Kerri is a tough, capable women, who helps her father run a large company, but her father is a pain in the ass, and is trying to find a reason to not pass down the company to Kerri because she is woman. Kerri feels an attraction for Andrew, but she is very business oriented, and she doesn't want to do anything to jeopardize her inheriting the company, so she's unsure of becoming more with Andrew. There's some devious outside forces causing problems for the couple, that adds some great suspense! Plus, Kerri's father is crazy! Wing Her Over is entertaining and unique! The romance is sweet, and I love their connection! I actually would've loved more romance scenes between the two! I also would've loved more ending, but I loved what was there. Great read!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Review for Beneath a Blood Lust Moon by Jodi Vaughn - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Werewolf Braxton Devereaux would do anything to protect his mother from his abusive father, even commit murder. Or so everyone assumes.
Pack Law justice is swift and unforgiving when it comes to murder, and soon werewolf Assassins are out to balance the scales - Braxton’s life for his father’s. On the run, Braxton flees on his Harley to the anti-extradition state of Missouri, but before he crosses the border, he is felled by an Assassin's bullet, and an unsuspecting blonde.
Kate Wolph is in a legal battle to avoid losing her Bed and Breakfast to foreclosure. The last thing she needs is an injured wolf to care for, let alone a gorgeous man with blank eyes and a deadly smile. But the supernatural world of danger that surrounds him threatens to swallow more than just her life.
Can Braxton track down the real killer before the Assassins find him, or will Pack Justice cost him not only his life but the life of the only woman he’s ever loved?


MY REVIEW -

Loved this! I really enjoyed Jodi's take on werewolves! Braxton is falsely accused of murdering his abusive father, he sets out for neutral territory and to prove his innocence, but when he is shot and run off the road by werewolf assassins, he barely escapes with his life and luckily he finds Grace. When Grace finds an injured wolf outside of her bed and breakfast, she doesn't know that her normal life is about to get a bit crazy. Loved the passion and chemistry between Braxton and Grace! Sweet and hot! I love how honest Braxton is with Grace, and how Grace handles all of this craziness being thrown at her. I felt the connection between them, and I loved reading about their feelings growing. Loved all of the side characters! There's some great humor when some unruly romance authors enter the picture! Such fun! There's also some characters from the previous book in this book, which I enjoyed! I haven't read the first book yet, and didn't feel like I was lost with this story, so I don't think it's absolutely necessary to read book one first, but I definitely want to read it after reading this book! I listened to the audiobook version of this book, and think the narrator did a good job. He reads both male and female parts, and he did great with both. Heartwarming, Fun, Sexy, and some great action! Looking forward to reading much more by Jodi Vaughn!

Review for New Moon by Lisa Kessler - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


Sometimes Fate plays dirty...

Jaguar shifter Sebastian Severino is an enigma. He lives alone, works alone, and will die alone. But the night he’s attacked by a female werewolf, nothing will ever be the same. And when his young niece is kidnapped, Sebastian, the deadliest assassin Nero has ever produced, will be forced to choose a side...

Isabelle Wood has never taken the easy path. As a bounty hunter and now a bitten werewolf without a mate, she’s searching for answers to her father’s disappearance while helping to lead an Alphaless Pack. The night she gets the opportunity to take out their enemy, with her blade at his throat, her wolf discovers her mate in the last person she can be with.

MY REVIEW -

Loved this one! Love this series!! Sebastian is sort of an anti-hero, which I totally love, and I really enjoyed watching him find love. Isabelle is a total kick butt female, which is another thing I totally love, and I enjoy reading about a romance that the characters try to deny, but they can't resist the pull towards each other. Along with the sweet, deep romance, there's lots of great action scenes, and I loved seeing characters from the past books; it's great to see the different groups come together! Sebastian is a Jaguar shifter, whose father is evil, and Sebastian has been his right hand man for awhile, so Sebastian has compiled quite the list of enemies, but he's beginning to see that his father's actions aren't working towards a favorable outcome. Isabelle is a werewolf shifter, who father disappeared when she was younger, she found out the Sebastian and his father may have had a hand in her father's disappearance, so she has plans to take Sebastian down, but when her wolf won't let her, she doesn't know what to think. I enjoyed reading about the differences between jaguar shifters and wolf shifters, and there's an element of suspense throughout the book that kept my interest. The romance is wonderful, they have some hot moments, and they are really cute with each other; I had several awww moments! Love them as a couple! When I pick up a Lisa Kessler book, I know I'm in for some wonderful characters, exciting storylines, and passionate, heartfelt romance! I'll definitely be reading more by Kessler!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review for The Debt and Lost Without You by Molly O'Keefe - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS FOR THE DEBT - AMAZON LINK -

LOVE AND SECOND CHANCES ARE NOT FREE

For the five kids who live at St. Jude’s Home for Court Placed Juveniles, life is a nightmare.

Carissa, the youngest, has been there the longest. And barely speaks. Rosa is sixteen and pregnant.

Simon keeps his head down and studies, hoping to get back the life he lost.

Beth and Tommy, in the middle of the darkness, have found each other, and all they want is to be together. But when they get caught making out at school, it puts everyone in danger. Tommy is used to the beatings from their foster father, but when Beth is singled out for punishment, Tommy can’t sit back and let it happen.

AND ALL DEBTS MUST BE PAID

What happens that night rips apart the lives of the five teenagers forever.

After the blood has been spilled, a bargain is made. A deal with the devil that should have solved things. It should have fixed everything.

But nothing is free - not love, not innocence, and certainly not freedom. And sooner or later, all debts must be paid...




SYNOPSIS FOR LOST WITHOUT YOU - AMAZON LINK -

ALL DEBTS MUST BE PAID

Tommy

Seven years ago, I thought I could save Beth, the girl I loved from the monster who was supposed to take care of us. I thought I could keep Beth and all the other kids at St. Jude’s Home for Court Placed Juveniles safe.

I failed. Badly. Now we all have blood on our hands and owe a dangerous man a very dangerous debt. We don’t know when he’ll come calling for payment, but when he does – we pay, or we suffer.

When my turn comes, I’m ready for anything.

Except seeing Beth again.

LOVE IS NEVER FREE

Beth

No one ever tells you that the cost of having your dreams come true is literally every single other part of your life. Yes, I’m a huge pop star these days, but I’m pretty much a mess, too.

I’ve spent my life hiding behind disguises, make-up and costumes, all to protect myself from the kind of pain that comes from revealing your true self to someone.

I did that once. With Tommy. The only person I ever loved. It didn’t turn out so well.

And now, with everything else falling apart around me, I’m suddenly in the backseat of his car.

Being kidnapped.

And the past we’ve both tried to run from is catching up with us.



MY REVIEW -

*The Debt can be bought as an individual book, which is free, or The Debt is also included in the beginning of the book Lost Without You* I read one right after the other, so I'm going to include my reviews for both books! If you are like me then you will want to read Lost Without You right after reading The Debt! Both are 5 star reads for me!

Review for The Debt -

The Debt tells the story of a group of teenagers in a group home run by a preacher and his wife. They are treated horribly in that house, and things reach a breaking point that will change the lives of all of the teenagers. Among the group is Beth and Tommy, these 2 have a deep connection, but they aren't free to express their young love in the group home. The Debt is sort of like the prequel to the main story told in Lost Without You, and I think it does a great job of showing us some of what shapes these characters as the adults that we see in the next book, Lost Without You, and I think it's necessary to read this to understand the whole story. I really felt for these characters and I want so bad for them to be happy! Molly O'Keefe sure knows how to draw you in! Once I finished this I wanted to see how this story would play out! Interesting, quick read with depth!

Review for Lost Without You - *May contain some spoilers for events that happened in The Debt*

Lost Without you picks up 7 years after the events that happened in The Debt, Tommy and Beth haven't seen each other in that whole time, and each has tried to block out past memories. Lost Without You starts off with Tommy's POV, Tommy has been living half a life, he's a person with walls built up, and no matter how much he tries he finds it difficult to forget the past. Tommy also has this "Debt" that he owes some mysterious person hanging over him, so when the debt gets called in, he's almost relieved to finally put it in his past, but also understandably weary of the task he must perform. We also get chapters from Beth's POV, and her life has taken quite a different turn than Tommy's, but she is also living half a life, and she is drowning. When Tommy enters her life again, she doesn't know what to make of this "new" Tommy; especially when she doesn't know if he's friend or foe. Tommy and Beth are on a path paved with difficulties; some they create themselves, and some that they can't control. The depth of feeling between Tommy and Beth warmed my heart, and they also made my heart ache with all the suppressed need both of them were feeling. I love the connection that they built when they were younger, and I love that they still feel a pull towards the other. There's a lot of mystery in this book that I'm really looking forward to discovering, and I'm still not quite sure where the story is going to go. I need the next book now!!! The story is intense, emotional, and entertaining! I love the feel of this story, it's feels a bit raw and gritty, but also feels like there is hope. I'm definitely reading the next book, and definitely checking out more by Molly O'Keefe!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review for Safe Mode by Becky McGraw - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

When you fall asleep in safe mode, they may bury you...

Dr. Grace Wentworth is at the end of her rope with her wild sister who is pursuing the pipe dream of becoming an actress and pawning her daughter off on Grace to do so. When her sister doesn’t come back from her latest audition, and Grace finds out she’s gone to a BDSM resort in Vegas, she has no choice but to go to Sin City to find her and drag her home.

Dexter Buchanan is just looking for a little well-deserved time off from Deep Six Security to wallow in geek talk with fellow techies at the biggest military electronics show in the world in Vegas. What he gets is far from relaxing, however, when he sees his former college friend-with-benefits at the airport being hustled away in a limo to the Silver Chains Resort. After a little research, he finds out the resort is a kink club and thinks his very vanilla former lover and family friend must’ve lost her mind or she might be in trouble.

Could his decision not mind his own business unravel secrets of his own? Would his interference result in him losing his job at Deep Six, and maybe his life to boot? Or would it be his chance to reconnect with his hardcore military family who thought he was a failure, if he didn't drag them down with his sinking ship?


MY REVIEW -

This is more like a 3.5, but I rounded up because it had a strong finish. The story is interesting and entertaining, and I enjoyed that there was some humor. In Safe Mode, Grace is trying to find her sister, who met some Dom online and went to his BDSM club/resort to make "movies", but Grace hasn't heard anything from her sister in over a month, so she decides to do something just as stupid as her sister, she contacts the same Dom her sister did and acts like she's into the BDSM lifestyle, but she knows little to nothing about that world, so she doesn't no what she has gotten herself into, but she'll do what she needs to do in order to find her sister. Dexter sees Grace, who he knew in college, in the airport and sees the Dom treating Grace poorly, so he decides to see what's going on because the Grace he knew would've never been into that type of sex play. Dexter is great, and I liked that he is a sexy computer nerd! He's adorkable! I also like the backstory with Grace and Him, and I loved his attitude! Grace on the other hand wasn't so great, she made stupid decisions all the time, and I don't like how she messed up Dexter's life after he helped her out with a really scary situation, but she did sort of grow on me, so it wasn't all bad, but she really was quite helpless. The action scenes were great, and this story actually deals with some intense stuff, which I found to be very interesting and I like that this story took a bit of a darker turn; it was unexpected. There's actually not much BDSM stuff in this book, which I didn't mind too much, but I would've liked more for the sex scenes that were present; they felt a little lacking and incomplete, but luckily, the story kept me interested the whole time, and the Deep Six Security stuff was really cool. I listened to the audiobook version of the story, and the narration felt a bit robotic in the beginning, but by the end it wasn't so bad. I don't know if I just got used to it, or the narrator just got into the flow of the story, but he did an okay job. This was the first book I've read by Becky McGraw, and after reading this book, I'd like to read more in this series, so I'll be checking out more from Becky McGraw!

Monday, June 12, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Peace is an illusion. Blood, violence, and death follow Mira like shadows.
Battle lines have been drawn between human and Otherkin, and a bloody war is on the horizon: one that will end in either a shift in the world’s balance of power...or ultimate destruction.
In spite of their strength, powers, and a rage known only by the oppressed, the Otherkin are evenly matched by the superior numbers of the human army. To tip the balance in their favor, the Otherkin need more soldiers – and their only options are the Gladiators of New Haven city.
Mira is sent across enemy lines to recruit any able-bodied vampires to her cause. But what she discovers along the way will blur the lines between friends and enemies. Seeds of doubt weaken Mira’s allegiance, and she finds herself torn between the old masters who used her as entertainment and the new ones who consider her as nothing more than a weapon.
As the war draws near, Mira will have to decide what she is truly fighting for.


MY REVIEW -

Loved this addition to this series! Mira continues to kick lots of butt, and prove that she is definitely someone that shouldn't be crossed. Vampire Mira, human Lucian, and werewolf Stryker, head back to the city where Mira was held prisoner in order to save the other prisoners, and to hopefully find allies. Mira has hopes of peace between humans and the Otherkin (Vampires, Shifters, etc.), but everyone isn't on board with that plan, so Mira needs to watch her back. Mira has lots of enemies trying to kill her; some she expects, but others she doesn't see coming, so there's lots of dangerous situations that Mira finds herself in. Lots of action in this book, and it's great to see some people get what's been coming to them for a long time now! Mira's character also continues to grow, and I'm excited to see her continue to develop. There's a little bit of romance in this book, but Mira is still hurting over the death of her last mate and she also finds it very hard to trust others, so it's slow going. I love that we are getting to see a little bit softer side of Mira! Excited to see where this story is going to go next!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review for Salvation by Anna Lowe - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

One hero, assumed dead. One woman who refuses to give up. One destiny.
Anna Boone won’t give up the search for her cousin, Sarah, who everyone assumes dead. And she refuses to give up on the wounded bear found next to the ashes of her cousin’s house. There’s something deep in his eyes and in his soul she just can’t resist. Something special. Something…human, almost. When her search for the truth leads her to the Blue Moon Saloon, Anna finds more than she ever bargained for — and unwittingly leads a deadly foe to those she loves most.


MY REVIEW -

Love Anna Lowe's writing! I'm always excited when I read one of her books! Before reading this book, make sure to read the previous books! Mainly the book right before this one because it features a storyline that continues into this book, so definitely check that one out first! This book is Anna and Todd's story. Anna, who is the cousin of Sarah from the previous book, and has always felt like her cousin is alive despite what those around her think, so she sets out in search of her cousin, but she finds out a whole lot more than she ever expected. Todd, a bear shifter, who is the cousin of Soren from the previous book, hasn't been having a very easy life lately. He was severely injured during an attack, and when Destiny leads him to Soren and Sarah's doorstep, he finds out some surprising things that further complicate his life, but when he sees Anna, things start looking up for him, but he doesn't feel worthy of her, and there is a lot that Anna doesn't know. Todd and Anna are really sweet with each other, and I love how sure Anna is in how she feels about Todd. Some hot moments between the two! There's still the possible danger of the "Pure" group hunting down the shifters that mix with human and other types of shifters to add suspense and action to the story, which is always entertaining and fun to read. There's also some personal drama between Todd and Soren and Sarah, which isn't my favorite storyline, but is still an interesting one. I felt bad for Anna at times, and I was really hoping something would work out for her a little differently, and come to think of it, for Todd too, but in the end, I was okay with how it turned out. This is a heartfelt, hopeful story! Looking forward to the next book!

Review of Lure of the Bear by Anna Lowe - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

There’s not much that can get this grizzly shifter worked up — except a threat to the woman he has secretly loved for years. Then all bets are off, and he’s willing to risk anything — including the most closely guarded secret of his lonely shifter soul.


MY REVIEW -


Another awesome addition to this series! Each book in this series is about a different couple, but there is a continuing storyline throughout all the books, and previous characters appear from the previous books, so I'd read the previous books before starting this one. Lure of the Bear is Hunter and Dawn's story, and I love that Officer Dawn Meli already knew about Hunter being a bear shifter from the previous book, so I was really looking forward to seeing her reaction in this book, and how Hunter was going to claim his mate. Hunter is having a really hard time with Dawn after she found out that Hunter and his friends are shifters, and Dawn has some walls up due to some past events, so she has been really knocked off balance with the news that there are shifters in the World, and that the guy she has been crushing on is one of them. I loved Hunter! He is so sweet and understanding, and I absolutely love bear shifters! They are so adorable! And of course fierce! Dawn and Hunter are cute together! I loved the backstory between the two, and I liked that they were a little awkward with each other. This is almost a second chance at love story, which I love! I also love the continuation of the magical jewels storyline, which adds a cool magical element to the story, and this book as with the previous books has the suspense element, which adds to the danger in the action scenes, and I loved the Bridezilla aspect; it made for some humorous scenes! Oh and I loved the kitten!! Keiki is adorable! I'm really looking forward to Cruz's story! I love when the gruff ones fall in love! Action, Adventure, and Love!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

She can’t remember her past. He wishes he could forget his.

Nina only has the vaguest memories of who she is or why two men tried to kill her one terrifying night. All she knows is how quickly she’s falling in love with her rescuer — a man with secrets of his own. With her, he’s kind, gentle, and fun — but there’s a ferocious, animal side to Boone and the group of Special Forces vets he shares an exclusive seaside estate with. Can Boone help her uncover the past before the killers catch up with her? Or will an unexpected twist of fate steal her only chance at true love?

If fate were to come knocking on the door of Boone Hawthorne’s beach bungalow, he’d shove it right back into the sea — especially if it started whispering any nonsense about destined mates. But one night, a woman washes up on his private stretch of beach. Before the wolf shifter knows it, he’s breaking every personal rule for her and making promises he’s not sure he can keep. Investigating Nina’s past means crossing paths with a powerful archenemy, cutthroat criminals, and a ruthlessly selfish ex-lover who will stop at nothing to get Boone back in her bed. Can he solve the mystery of Nina’s identity while protecting her — without risking his own heart?


MY REVIEW -

I am loving this series so far! Love the Hawaiian setting, and love the mixed pack! Dragons, a wolf, a bear, and even a tiger! Love the packs dynamic! Right in the beginning of Lure of the Wolf, the action gets started, Nina has been thrown off a boat and someone is trying to kill her! She manages to be rescued, but she has lost some of her memories! Luckily for her, she was saved by sexy, sweet wolf shifter, Boone. Silas tells Boone to pawn Nina off on the police, but Boone doesn't feel like that's the way to go, so he goes against Silas' orders, and helps Nina figure out her past and who was trying to kill her. Boone and Nina feel a connection with each other, but forces from the past interfere on their happily ever after. I loved all the suspense in this book, and I love, love amnesia stories! The mystery is such fun to discover! Oh man! Boone and Nina have some hot, hot, hot moments! As soon as "outdoor shower" was mentioned, I was like yes, please! Boone is such a sweetheart too! I love the secondary story with jewels, and I'm really interested in what's going to happen when they are all together! I also listen to this on audiobook, and Kelsey Osborne continues to do an amazing job with narration! So excited for the next book in this series!

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Phoebe Meadows is on trial for her life.

After freeing her half-brother, Baldur, Phoebe is set to stand before the Council in Asgard to answer for her actions. The threat of exile if she’s found guilty looms, not to mention the added stress of meeting her real father for the first time.

Upon entering Asgard, Phoebe discovers new allies in a half-brother she’s never met as well as an oracle who is in possession of valuable information. A little added help couldn’t have come at a better time, because when Phoebe is tossed into an unknown realm, she’s only armed with Gundren, a jewel, and her wits.

When Loki shows up, all bets are off. The trickster god throws a wrench in Phoebe’s plans and kidnaps Fen, her only ally. And just when she thinks she sees the light at the end of the tunnel, Phoebe finds she has to defeat one last obstacle: The Norns.

And they aren’t planning to go down without a fight…


MY REVIEW -

I love this series!! I'm sad this is the last of Phoebe's books, but it seems there is definitely something new in the works with some of these characters, and I'm totally excited for that!!! Exiled is the 3rd book in the series, and picks up right where the last book left off, so definitely read the previous books first because this whole series is Phoebe's quest. Phoebe needs to go to Asgard with Fen, and stand trial for some of her actions, and then she needs to go save her brother from Helheim, and on top of all that she still has the Norns after her, and then Loki decides to put his finger in the pot to mix things up further. Can I just say, "The Gods are Boneheads!" They create so many problems! And don't listen to reason! I absolutely love when books go to Hell type places like Helheim or the Underworld, it's always interesting to see an author's take on that type of World, and I really enjoyed Amanda Carlson's portrayal of Helheim, and Hel. This book still has all the awesome creatures as the other books, and it also adds new ones! I love how detailed the story is! Phoebe and Fen are still going strong, and I fell even more in love with them in this book! So sweet! I would love to see even more of their relationship! Phoebe totally kicks butt in this book; although, I don't have any idea why she just doesn't say what she needs right away to certain people! It causes more problems for Phoebe than if she would just tell people her bargain, but luckily she's a survivor! I listened to this whole series on audiobook, and the narrator is super amazing! She does so many different voices! Human, Goblin, Troll, male, female! It doesn't matter, she does them all wonderfully! I have so much love for this series! And will definitely be checking out more from Amanda Carlson!

Review for Wolf Hunt by Paige Tyler - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

A STORM IS BREWING...
Remy Boudreaux is back in his hometown, New Orleans. He's there with three of his fellow Dallas SWAT officers for a week of training with the NOLA PD. On the eve of a tropical storm, Remy and his buddies prowl the French Quarter. One tantalizing scent captures Remy's senses, forcing him to follow until he is face to face with Triana Bellamy—his beautiful high school crush.

After reconnecting, Remy and Triana are close—very. Remy struggles to keep things casual. Ever since his partner—and first love—was killed on the job, he's kept women at a distance.

But when a mysterious wolf pendant ropes them both into danger, Remy's protective instincts kick in. He may have to reveal his true self...and hope Triana accepts him.


MY REVIEW -


Love that it takes place in New Orleans! I always find the setting of New Orleans interesting, and magical! I also loved the action scenes, and the whole SWAT angle was entertaining. I also loved that this is sort of a second chance at love story, and the sex scenes were hot! Remi is in his hometown of New Orleans with a few members of this Dallas SWAT team to do some training with NOLA PD, when he's out on the town, his senses lead him to Triana; a girl he was friends with in high school. Both crushed on the other in high school, but neither did much about it, so each jumps on the chance to connect on a deeper level, but both parties aren't on the same page, so that causes issues in the relationship. Remi feels drawn to her, but he has walls up around his heart that closes him off to a deeper, longer relationship with women; plus on top of that, Remi is also a werewolf, so he doesn't want long-term relationships. I would've liked the werewolf aspect to be a little bit more fleshed out, but I still love this element. I enjoyed the chemistry between Remi and Triana; they have some really sweet moments, and some intense, hot moments! I would've liked Remi to be more apologetic at times though, but I still really enjoyed their relationship, and was rooting for them to work it out. There's also the added suspense element of Triana looking into her father's murder, which adds some danger to the story, and it was cool that Triana's mom owns a voodoo shop! I would've loved more voodoo stuff! Action-packed, suspenseful, and romance! The writing was on point and entertaining! Looking forward to more from Paige Tyler!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Review for Justice Ascending by Rebecca Zanetti - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly... and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he's lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there's no turning back for either of them.

Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she's one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she's not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she'll face even that hell again to save him.


MY REVIEW -


I absolutely love Rebecca Zanetti's writing, and I love this series!! I love that this series is an adult, romance dystopian! You should for sure read the previous books because they are awesome! And there is also a continuing storyline throughout the series, I suppose you could read this on its own, but you wouldn't get the full experience of this series. In this series, a deadly bacteria, Scorpius, has infected most of the population and many have died, but some of the survivors are doing what they can to find the cure, and to survive the disease and other people. In this book, we get the story of Tace and Sami, both are soldiers at one of the survivor compound. Tace and Sami have both survived Scorpius, but Tace is experiencing some effects of the disease because he didn't receive a shot that he needed on time. Tace and Sami have felt an attraction towards each other for awhile, but neither has acted on it because they are partners in the field, so they felt it wouldn't be accepted by their leader, but it's becoming more and more difficult for them to stay away from each other. Plus, both are withholding some very important information, so each has a bit of a wall up. I love how badass Sami is! She kicks butt! She's definitely not a damsel, and I enjoyed seeing her evolve, I was hoping that she wouldn't be so blasé about Tace's extra curricular activities right before her, but she probably more mature than I am, lol! Tace has a bit of a dark side, which I loved, and I love how protective he is. There is tons of awesome action going on, and I loved getting to see previous characters! I'm definitely reading more by Zanetti, and in this series! I want Grayson's book!!! So, if you want some action-packed, fast-pace, amazing storytelling, and deep romantic connections then definitely read this book and this series!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review for Complication by Katie Salidas - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary.
After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic—and brazen—Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all. Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin. Hidden in the mouth of a dormant volcano, it has protected its residents from humans since the early days following the great cataclysm. For Mira— a vampire— Caldera Grove is a land of peace; an escape from the relentless persecution of the humans who once enslaved her, and an end to the daily struggle and bloodshed of being a gladiator.
For the humans accompanying her, Caldera Grove means death. Humans, greedy and untrustworthy creatures, are destroyed before they can penetrate its borders.
To plead her case for entry into Caldera, Mira must abandon her companions, albeit temporarily, and follow Stryker into the heart of the city. What she finds within Caldera Grove presents her with an unenviable decision between her own desires for freedom and peace, or honor and the human companions who risked it all for her.


MY REVIEW -

Love the action and the unique world that Katie Salidas has created! This book picks up right where the first one ended, so definitely read that one first, and is told in Mira's POV. Mira is a vampire, who has just escaped slavery with 3 humans that have helped her, they are in search of a place called Sanctuary, that is said to be a safe place for supernaturals, but the journey won't be easy because there are those out there who wish to harm Mira and her friends. Along the way, Mira comes across some new people, and she needs to figure out if they are friend or foe. I love that Mira is a tough chick, and she stands up for herself, and those under her care. I can see her character growing as this series progresses, and I like that she's willing to put herself on the line to help others. There's some new characters that I'm interested to see how their story will play out, and I like the direction this series is going in. I do wish a bit more happened in this book, but it's a fairly short read, so I understand that there couldn't be too much story progression. This story is entertaining, and kept me reading, and I'm definitely excited to see where Mira's story is going to go! Katie Salidas' stories are always unique and interesting!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Phoebe Meadows has one thing on her mind: Free her mother.

For the last month, Phoebe has been training in the Valkyrie stronghold readying for battle. But when she stumbles into a secluded valley after a day of grueling practice, she’s given a dire prediction. Phoebe must leave the stronghold immediately with the aid of the giant, Junnal, to rescue her mother from the dark elves. If Phoebe fails, Leela will be transported to a place that can no longer be reached.

Leaving Fen behind threatens to undo her, but Phoebe stays true to the mission. Along the way, she allies with the god Baldur and an old white elf mage. Together, they storm the realm, and with the help of an angry wolf and her Valkyrie sisters, they just might stand a chance to free the valiant shieldmaiden.

But Phoebe soon learns that in order to save her mother, she might lose something too precious to sacrifice…


MY REVIEW -

I'm really loving this series! All the cool magic, and I love the interesting worlds that Phoebe gets to! The Norse angle is still awesome, and I'm loving all of the different characters! I listened to the audiobook version of this book, and just like with the first, the narrator does an amazing job! She does multiple voices for all the men and women, and she also does different voices for each type of creature, such as trolls and light and dark elves! She's really wonderful! In this book, Phoebe is on the search for more information about her parents, and she also needs to train at a Valkyrie camp, so she can survive all of those that are after her. While in search of her mother, Phoebe gets into some pretty difficult situations, and although she can be a bit of a damsel, she definitely has moments of being a warrior. She is too trusting that's for sure! I loved all the new characters that Phoebe runs into! I love that Phoebe and Fen are still going strong at the beginning of this book! They are so sweet with each other! As I said in my review of the first book, I love that Phoebe is in her 20's because I like the maturity this brings to the story, and I love, love, love that there isn't a love triangle! This story has a wonderful romance, but the whole of the story is about Phoebe's quest, and I totally love that! I'm so ready for the next book!

Review for Keeping Kyler by Siobhan Davis - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

The captivating third book in the Kennedy Boys series concludes Faye and Kyler's love story.

Nothing or no one will keep them apart…

Kyler Kennedy is in the wind.

Shocked and upset, he has taken off on a solo mission—to track down his mom’s ex and demand answers.

Faye understands what it’s like to have your world turned upside down. Determined to support her boyfriend, she gives chase, yet nothing could prepare her for the ugly truth. Ky has always been plagued with inner demons, and as he falls apart, Faye finally discovers what he’s been hiding from her—from everyone.

When serious accusations arise, Kyler’s future hangs in the balance. But Kennedys stick together in times of crisis, and they rally around him now.

At least there is nothing to prevent Faye and Ky from being together. They go public with their relationship, but not everyone is thrilled for them. Bitter enemies reappear, and fresh battle lines are drawn, but Faye is ready to fight back.

No one is taking her new family from her.

Especially not a manipulative ex.

With time running out for Kyler, Faye takes matters into her own hands.

But when you play with fire, you risk getting burned.


MY REVIEW -


The relationship between Kyler and Faye is beyond adorable! They have an intense, deep connection, and they are a passionate couple! Kyler and Faye are dealing with a lot, and they really need to rely on each other, but outside forces keep causing problems. There's a lot of hidden deceptions going on, so there's a bit of a mystery factor going on in this story, and Faye and the boys are on the hunt to figure out what in the heck is going on, and who has it out for their family. Kyler is facing some personal struggles, and facing some of these struggles causes more strife than good for Kyler, but Kyler has matured a lot from the first book, and I think he does a great job handling a whole bunch of crud being shoveled his way. Faye is also dealing with a lot, and she does a wonderful job of rising above most it. The world in this book has some really horrible people, and the teenagers are just as bad! What in the heck is wrong with some of these people!? But it all makes for an entertaining story! Keeping Kyler is interesting and heartfelt, and I still want more Kyler and Faye! I'm looking forward to reading about the other brothers, and getting more Faye and Kyler! Some of those boys really get on my nerves, so I look forward to them maturing and finding that person that they stop being a manwhore for, so maybe, just maybe, I can stop thinking they suck, lol. Great series so far!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Review for The Spark of a Feudling by Wendy Knight - 5 out of 5!



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Hate can start a war, but a shattered heart can fuel it for centuries.
Everything Ada does is wrong. She’s the daughter of a Duke but she isn’t proper or for-mal. She prefers the company of her servants—particularly Christian, the boy she’s loved since she was six years old, and his sister, Charity, Ada’s very best friend in the entire world.
Ada isn’t just the daughter of a Duke. No, she’s the daughter of one of the most power-ful Edren sorcerers alive, and no matter how strong she is, it isn’t strong enough. Ada will give up almost everything to earn her father’s pride.
Christian has loved Ada since the day his mother became her governess. But two societies are determined to keep them apart—the aristocracy who say a groom will never be good enough for a Duke’s beautiful daughter, and the sorcerers who say a Carules and an Edren can never be together. Christian will do anything to make Ada his—even drive himself to madness.
When Ada suspects her father of hurting Charity and Christian in his quest for knowledge, she is torn between loyalty to him, and a fierce determination to protect them. The division tears her soul and breaks her heart.
The pieces of her broken heart will start a war that can only be stopped by the death of the most powerful warrior alive by the hand of the boy who loves her.


MY REVIEW -

Love Wendy Knight's writing and love Feudlings! I really enjoyed this prequel to the Feudlings series! I loved reading about Ada and Christian's relationship, and was so sad when things took a turn for the worse! Ada and Christian grew up together, but Ada is from a wealthy and magically powerful family, and Christian's family works for Ada's family, Christian's family also has magic, but it's a different form of magic, so Christian isn't an acceptable choice for Ada as a husband. Ada and Christian love each of deeply, but they have many obstacles in their way. Evil forces cause lots of strife for this pair, and Ada and Christian also make decisions that have negative consequences for them. I love all the magic usage, and the spells are interesting, and Knight has created a really interesting world! I also loved the extra story at the end of the book! It was super sweet and I loved seeing more of the Feudling characters! Definitely excited to read more from Wendy Knight!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS -AMAZON LINK -

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Review for Endurance by Amy Daws - 4 out of 5



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

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

A male from her past…forever marked by love.

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance, #11: Outfoxed: Gemini

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

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

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


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



Loving KalvinLoving Kalvin (The Kennedy Boys #4)

By Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: upper Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: July 2017



Blurb:

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



Lana

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



Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart.



Until he destroyed it.



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



So, I ran.



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



But I could only run so far.



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



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



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



Kalvin

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



I tried to stay away, but I was weak.



And I hurt her.



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



And then she was gone.



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



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



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



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



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




You can find Loving Kalvin on Goodreads.



You can pre-order Loving Kalvin exclusively on Amazon

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



Previous books in this series

Finding KylerLosing KylerKeeping Kyler


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



SiobhanAbout the Author:

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



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



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



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



You can find and contact Siobhan here:

- Website

- Blog

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Google +

- Instagram

- Goodreads

- Amazon

- Kennedy Boys Newsletter



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


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

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

An upper YA book that intertwines horror with retellings


MY REVIEW -

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Aloha Shifters - Jewels of the Heart: Book 1

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Review for Honor by Nicole Blanchard - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

A gorgeous woman, a heart pounding kiss under the mistletoe. It should’ve been the start to making some Christmas magic, but I pushed her away.

She deserved better than a wounded warrior, someone who could barely face getting up in the morning.

A year later I’ve turned my life around, made myself into a man she could be proud of. A man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

And all I want is a second chance with her.


MY REVIEW -

I loved this! First off, It takes place during Christmas, and I absolutely love Christmas romance, so right from the start I was loving it! It's fun and sweet, and the romance is cute and hot! I would've loved for this story to be longer! I also love second chance romances, and I love wounded soldier stories, so this book had lots of wonderfulness! This book features Scott and Faith, Scott has returned home after being injured while in the military, it's Christmas, and Faith's family invites him to their very large and crazy family Christmas, and sparks begin to fly between Scott and Faith. Heartwarming, hopeful, and entertaining! Loved this addition to this already awesome series!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review for Tangled Web by Gena D. Lutz - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Night Queen... Black Widow… Hellhound. These are the titles I never wanted, yet, now they're mine.

With just a stab of a dagger, I have become the next reigning queen of a pack of ancient hellhounds: the Fang and Claw. And with each infuriating encounter, my yearning to accept their bond grows.


MY REVIEW -

Loved this continuation of the first book! Cassis is still super awesome and kicks butt! Plus, there are hellhounds! Totally cool! The only problem I had with this book is that it's way too short! I want more story! So, I suppose that's a good thing because I want more! The story is interesting, unique, and entertaining the whole way through! I'm loving the direction the story is going in with Cassis gaining lots of power as the new Night Queen, and she has a growing entourage of some really interesting characters. Looking forward to more! I want to see more of her Venin side!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hate 2 Lovers by K Webster and J.D. Hollyfield Book Blitz!!! The 2nd book in the 2 Lovers series!!! Love this series!!! Giveaway!!! My review of the book in the next post below!!



Book 1 in the 2 Lovers series - Text 2 Lovers

It’s the start of nothing good.

I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.

And he replied.

Him: Show me a picture.

Him: Tell me your name.

Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?


It’s the start of everything right.

I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.

And she made me laugh again.

Her: You’re probably a creeper.

Her: Possibly a stalker.

Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?


Him: Take a chance with me.

Her: This is crazy.

Him: I need to see you.

Her: What are we doing?

Him: We’re about to find out.


Her: PHOTO ATTACHED

Him: PHOTO ATTACHED






Book 2 - Hate 2 Lovers -

by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield

2 Lovers Series #2 (May be read as standalone)

Publication Date:April 4, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy



She hates him and his big head.

He likes her and her big t*ts.


She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.

He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.


She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.

He likes her because she’s carrying his child.


She hates the way he gets inside her head.

He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.


Andie: I hate you.

Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.


***This is book two in the series. It is best if you read book one first to fully understand this couple’s story.***


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About J.D. Hollyfield


Author JD Hollyfield


Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero…


J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.


Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

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