Thursday, March 30, 2017
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In the city of Monopolis where happily ever after is just a scientific formula away, Valentine Morland has been waiting nine years for her day to come. Now it’s here, and she will marry the man of her dreams, a stranger to her, before being swept off to life of carefree luxury and bliss, courtesy of the Jigsaw Project. However, all is not as Valentine imagined as her new husband is quickly discovered as not the man of her dreams, but one who claims he isn’t capable of love at all. Harbouring an intense paranoia for the system, which upholds the very idealist fantasy that Valentine holds so dear, Clark threatens to throw her into a world, not of bliss, but of scary consequence where her every emotion is under scrutiny. Can it be that the scientific formula with a 99% success rate got it all wrong, or is everything in the world of Bliss Inc. more sinister than it seems?
MY REVIEW -
I absolutely love the premise for this book! Love the sci-fi aspects, and the story is entertaining! Valentine is part of the Jigsaw Project, which arranges marriages scientifically for maximum success, and she has been waiting in the training program for a long time, so she is ready and anxious to meet her match, but when Valentine finally meets her match, everything isn't exactly living up to her dreams. Valentine's new husband is acting secretive and Valentine doesn't know if she can trust him, and there's also some odd things happening behind the scenes in her world. I like Kristy Nicolle's unique way of laying out the story, and I enjoyed all the characters; even though they did get on my nerves on occasion! I actually would've loved a bit more of a connection between the characters, and also for the story to move a little faster; at times the story was a bit too descriptive. There's a bit of mystery that I really enjoyed, and would've actually loved more of that in the story. Valentine and Clark's relationship was interesting to read because it wasn't typical, and I enjoyed their banter back and forth. The setting for Something Blue was really cool! That's where a lot of the futuristic aspects came into play, which I found to all be interesting. Looking forward to more from Kristy Nicolle!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
“Love is made in a potion. Flirting is pointless and unnecessary."
Fate and Destiny are daughters of an outcast witch, trying to figure out how the whole magic thing works. One light, one dark, and they have no idea their future holds a terrifying prophesy.
For now, they’re just trying to create a love potion to sell to their classmates.
So they can buy more shoes.
But the past their mother tried so hard to escape is coming for them, and love potions aren’t going to save the day this time.
Oh, and Damien.
Fate’s huge crush on Damien leads her to extremes to get his attention. Those very extremes, though, prove to Destiny that if love can come in a potion, it can’t come from the heart.
MY REVIEW -
I love Cauldron Bubble and Fire Burn, so I was super excited to get more Fate and Destiny! I love the humor in this series, and I love the fun, interesting world Wendy Knight creates! The whole series is wonderful! In Double Double, we get a glimpse at Fate and Destiny's lives before the events in the first book, Cauldron Bubble, while they have a little adventure, and are finding out more about witches, spells, and warlocks, and we get to see a pinch of the beginning of Fate and Damien's relationship. Fate and Destiny are in their quirky best in this novella, and I love getting more story with the two! I of course want more, so I'm excited to continue on with this series! I don't think it's absolutely necessary to read the other books before this one; since this one is a prequel, but I think it made me feel more of a connection with the girls as a reader because I've already read the other 2 books in the series, but either way would work, and this book does give a good indication of the tone of the rest of the books. Fun, entertaining, quick read! Love Wendy Knight's writing, and I'm definitely looking forward to more!
Monday, March 27, 2017
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Condemned to repeat the sins of the past...
Faye thought losing her parents was the most devastating thing to happen to her, but she was wrong. Her uncle’s scandalous revelation has sent her into a tailspin, leaving her questioning her entire existence.
Everything she believed is built on a lie.
And the one person she shares a passionate, soul-deep connection with can’t be there for her.
Faye and Ky can’t be together. It’s forbidden. Though they are determined to avoid replicating their parents’ mistakes, caving to their feelings is as tempting as the apple in the Garden of Eden.
Ky had sworn off girls until Faye bulldozed her way into his life. Now, she’s his whole world, and their forced separation is crushing him. Once his manipulative ex resurfaces—hell-bent on ruining the Kennedys—he’ll do whatever it takes to protect his loved ones including turning his back on the one person he can’t live without.
Then tragedy strikes and all bets are off.
But is it too late?
When Faye needs him and he isn’t there for her, guilt and hurt threaten to obliterate their love. As they start to rebuild their fractured hearts, another sordid family secret is uncovered, and Faye worries Ky may be lost to her forever.
But can you truly lose someone if they don’t want to be found?
MY REVIEW -
I'm really loving this series! Siobhan Davis has the ability to keep me reading from beginning to end, I started the book and didn't stop till I finished! Normally, there's some things in this book that aren't usually for me when I choose a book, but Siobhan Davis' writing is just so involving and real that the true heart and soul of the book shines through! This is the 2nd book in this series, so you'll definitely want to read the first book, since this book picks up right where the first book ended. This review may have slight spoilers for the first book. Faye and Kyler are devastated hearing some rather shocking news, and the budding relationship between the 2 takes a major hit with this news; which is to be expected under the circumstances! And on top of that, they have to deal with the rape charges against Kal, Brad's feelings for Faye, and that skeeze Addison, who Kyler may not be quite finished with, and if that weren't enough there's a murder mystery to boot! All of these crazy things lead to some major Draaammma and a whole lotta awesome! Most of the characters get on my nerves at times; even Faye due to a certain stupid party incident, but that just makes them more real to me because of their flaws. I will say some of these characters need to keep it in their pants! That would cause a lot less problems! The romance is definitely heartfelt and deep, and I could feel the intense emotions in Siobhan Davis' words. Faye and Kyler have a lot to deal with, and the secrets keep on coming! I'm so sad that I'm going to have to wait now for the next book because I want it now! (ala Veruca Salt of Willy Wonka fame) So, in conclusion, if you want some craziness, angst, drama, and some raw emotion then read this book! Siobhan Davis has done it again! Love all of her books!!
Monday, March 20, 2017
COVER REVEAL FOR HATE 2 LOVERS BY J.D. HOLLYFIELD AND K. WEBSTER!!!! PLUS SUPER COOL GIVEAWAY!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE FIRST BOOK!!! SUPER EXCITED FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!!
Hate 2 Loversby 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
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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.***
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
About K. Webster
K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.
Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.
You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!
About J.D. 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.
What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.
MY REVIEW - AMAZON LINK -
This was super cute and I loved it! First off, I love the whole Cinderella thing! Jaine, the main character and narrator for the whole story, works in marketing and was recently laid off from her last job, so she is looking for new opportunities, and brings a proposal to Storybrook Valley Amusement Park, which is an amusement park that features a whole bunch of fairytale characters such as Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and Prince Charming. Absolutely love this idea! So, Jaine makes her pitch to Dylan, whose family owns and runs the park, and he agrees to give her the marketing job, but he is also in a jam and needs Jaine to fill in as Cinderella for a month or so, so wanting to seem like a team player and because she also really needs a job, Jaine agrees to the terms, and starts working at Storybrook. There's lots fun and entertaining scenarios that Jaine finds herself in, and I love that Jaine is a strong character, who knows what she wants. It's great to get a behind the scenes look at the amusement park characters! The romance is really sweet and Jaine and Dylan are adorable together! I would've loved to have a bit more romance actually because I enjoyed all those scenes, and would've loved to see more of them together. Jaine and Dylan's romance isn't all glitter and flowers though because there are some outside forces working against them that make it difficult for them to progress in their relationship. This is a clean read, and was wholly entertaining! I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and the narrator did a good job, but her voice didn't quite fit with the vision I had for Jaine; I think the voice may have been a little bit older sounding then I was thinking for Jaine, but she still a pretty good job. Definitely reading more by Stacy Juba!
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All Winifred wants is a fresh start and a way to earn the money needed to pay off an old debt. But her new job at Lucky gives her more than she bargained for when she accidentally interrupts a fight. With the attention of a group of slave-trading shifters suddenly on her, she knowns she needs help. Yet, accepting help from a mercenary might be just as dangerous as the slave-traders.
Quentin gets paid for his services. Protection. Hitman. Whatever the buyer wants. But when he scents curvaceous Winifred, he knows he’s in trouble and any thought of a paid gig goes out the window. He’ll do anything it takes to keep her safe from the gang hunting her down…because no one messes with a tiger shifter’s mate.
MY REVIEW -
This was a quick, shifter read, and I enjoyed it! The banter between Winnie and Quentin was cute, and I love the whole finding your mate in an unsuspecting way. There's also a bit of suspense, which I totally love, and the romance has some great steamy moments. Winnie works at a bar, when she witnesses some thugs in the back alley talking about kidnapping and selling rare shifters for top dollar, these men are dangerous and out to get her, so she's going to need help in staying alive. Winnie met Quentin at the bar, and is attracted to him, but after her past relationship didn't quite end in a great way, she doesn't know if she can trust Quentin, but when he offers to help her, she knows she's better off with him. Quentin also happens to be a shifter, which is super awesome, and I liked that he was a little bit posh. I actually would've liked Quentin's family and their expectations would've come into play more in this book, but this book is more focused on keeping Winnie safe. Fun, quick, cute, sexy read! Looking forward to more from Becca Vincenza!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Everyone joked about the end of the world, but when it finally happened no one was laughing.
In the dark, militant society that rose up in the aftermath of the apocalypse, vampires once thought to be mythical, have been discovered, assimilated, and enslaved. Used for blood sport in the gladiatorial arena, their immortal lives are allowed to continue only for the entertainment of the human masses.
Mira, a proven warrior with a blade as sharp as her fangs, has spent the last thirty years in the arena, where life and death are determined by the stroke of a sword. Finally she sees an opportunity to escape. But the path to freedom leads her straight to Lucian Stavros, the city's Regent, a human, and the man directly responsible for her people's enslavement.
Mira's survival depends on her ability to play the deadliest game of all: to earn the trust of her enemy
MY REVIEW -
This was great! I love the mix of vampires, dystopian, and sort of a Roman gladiator scenario. An unique and thrilling story! Mira is a vampire that is a slave, and is forced to do battle and kill other vampires in order to survive. The humans torture and demean vampires, and treat them as disposable things. Mira is the best fighter in her city, and has a bit of attitude to match. She has a sassy mouth that gets her in trouble, but she does everything she can to not let them get her down, and she hopes to find a way to escape, but she is finding her efforts fruitless, so when an unexpected source makes her an interesting offer, she doesn't know if she can put her trust in anyone after how she has been treated. Mira is intelligent and a badass, and she has extreme strength to have made it as far as she has in a world determined to keep her down. She has brutal battle scenes, and she endures horrible tortures when she disobeys, but through it all, she maintains a clear head. The story is interesting all the way to the end, and this book just scratched the surface of the journey Mira is going to need to go on to gain her freedom. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book, and to see how Mira is going to evolve. Great start to what is sure to be an exciting series!
Monday, March 13, 2017
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From the author of the dystopian thrill ride ABOVE THE SKY and its riveting sequel, RETURN TO THE SKY, comes the mind-blowing conclusion to the Sky trilogy. Nineteen-year-old Seven is forced to risk her life to save those she loves in a world full of more secrets than she ever imagined.
This young adult / new adult science fiction novel tells the story of a young woman coming of age in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future society founded on lies. Filled with constant suspense, shocking twists, forbidden romance, imaginative adventure, and thought-provoking philosophy, the SKY trilogy is perfect for readers who enjoyed THE HUNGER GAMES (by Suzanne Collins), DIVERGENT (by Veronica Roth), THE FIFTH WAVE (by Rick Yancey), THE MAZE RUNNER (by James Dashner), ENDER'S GAME (by Orson Scott Card), and THE GIVER (by Lois Lowry).
MY REVIEW -
This series is great! Love the whole premise, and love the characters! This book is interesting and exciting, and I love how the characters have really come into their own, and they have become so strong. The writing flows beautifully, and the story comes to life. This is the final book in the trilogy, so definitely read the first 2 books before this one, so you get the whole story. Seven is back with Ten at the Warrior training camp Above, and Six is back below, where it is safe with Seven and Ten's baby, Fifty-Two. There's POV's from Seven, Ten, Six, and Jackie; an Outsider, who has been hiding among the Warriors as a spy. Six is trying to blend back in with those down below, and figure out how she wants to proceed with being mated with Nine and her feelings for her female friend, Three, and to top it off, some of Six's memories have been erased of her time at the Outsider's camp, but she still has flashes of feeling and memories every so often, and she doesn't know what to make of them; especially when it seems she may have felt a lot for the Outsider, Jose. Seven and Ten are happy to back together, but they know something isn't quite right in the Above, so they are doing what they can to find out what secrets the government is hiding. The group definitely has some tough situations on their hands, and they are going to need to really show extreme strength to overcome some intense situations, and persevere in battle. I enjoyed all the POV's, but Seven and Ten are definitely my favorite storyline. I love the relationship between Seven and Ten, and how supportive they are of each other, and how much they care and love each other, so I was super happy that there's plenty of Seven and Ten together. I loved how Seven and Ten worked together, and used technology to unravel the mysteries of the government. Part of the Sky was entertaining from the moment it started till the end, and it's bittersweet that the story has come to a conclusion because I'll miss these characters, but I'm satisfied with the conclusion. Plus, Lynne could write some novellas! *fingers crossed*
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“I’ve always been able to see the auras. But I knew you couldn’t because you refuse to see the darkness in people and I didn’t want you to ever change. So I didn’t tell you.”
Fate thought the prophecy was over. She graduated high school, made big plans with her family and her boyfriend to travel the world, and got a full-ride scholarship for college in the fall.
Despite blowing up the chemistry lab twice.
But all that changes when the witches show up, because the war they thought they won is just beginning and without Fate and Destiny leading the way, it’s a war they will all lose. Unfortunately, the coven wants them to lead separate teams. Like they somehow don’t realize Fate works better with her sister by her side.
Oh, and Damien.
Damien isn’t going to let the girl he loves face these odds alone. In fact, he’ll risk everything, even her, to help win this battle and keep her alive. Damien makes an impossible choice, one that will change them all.
Sometimes, love isn’t the answer.
MY REVIEW -
I'm loving this series so far! I love the quirky attitudes of Fate and Destiny, and I love the little bits of humor throughout the book. I also love the action, and all the witchy goodness! The broom flying was awesome! This is the second book in the series, so I'd recommend reading the first book before this one, or there will be spoilers, and the first book has a lot of information that is definitely helpful to know when reading this one. This book is told from Fate and Damien's POV's, and while I enjoyed getting both their POV's, I was really missing Destiny's POV, and I would have loved to have some chapters with the events happening with Destiny, but I get that this is Fate's book, so the main focus is on her story. Fate and Destiny have been told that they need to train for a big battle coming up and that each girl will lead a team of witches separately, and they must go without their family and without their boyfriends Damien and Quin, so both girl's are having a hard time with being separated from everyone; especially each other, but they both know they need to do what they can to save the witches from being killed by the warlocks. Fate and Destiny training in witchy things was so fun! I loved all of that! I also really love the connection between the girl's and their boyfriends; the romances are so sweet! As I said earlier, this is Fate and Damien's story, and I loved getting to see their relationship on a deeper level, and to understand the connection they share. They both are put into very difficult situations, and my heart was breaking for both of them a couple times. Fate really comes into her own, and shows how strong she really is, and she kicks some major butt! This book is a complete story and I know a prequel is coming out, but I'm not sure if there will be a book 3, but I would definitely love if there were! Looking forward to more in this series and more by Wendy Knight!!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
My name is Cassis Dark, and I am a Spider Venin. My bite is venomous and can paralyze a man within seconds of exposure, and if I choose, it can kill.
When I was a teenager, my stepmother sold me into slavery. As a newly freed woman, I fight to protect the innocent from a world of pain with which I'm all too familiar.
The evils that stalk the night aren’t all human. Good thing for their intended victims…neither am I.
MY REVIEW -
I love when books have kick butt females, and I found Lutz's take on supernatural to be unique! Cassis is the kick butt female, who is a Spider Venin, which is a type of supernatural, which I thought was super cool! There's also snake and scorpion venin! Cassis has had a tough past, she was sold into sexual slavery, but she has gotten herself free, but there are still those that are trapped, so she is going to do what she needs to do, to save her friend and the other's who are still trapped in that world. Cassis also has to deal with a friend's missing sister, but with a little help from some of her friends and a hot werewolf, hopefully Cassis can take down the slave ring and find her friend's sister. The story is interesting and entertaining, and I liked all the characters; I would've like a bit more depth to the characters, but since it is a fairly short book, I can understand that getting a real feel for the characters may be difficult. There was also a part in the middle that felt a little jumbled to me, but I loved all the action and I loved the play between Cassis and Jake; I'm very interested to see where that goes! This is a complete book, but there's still a lot of story to be told for these characters, and I'm really looking forward to reading the next book. There's a lot of depths still to explore!
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Kris Langley has always been obsessed with murder. She blames herself for the violent death of her cousin when they were kids and has let guilt invade every corner of her existence. Now an editorial assistant and obit writer for a Massachusetts newspaper, Kris stumbles across an unsolved murder while compiling "25 Years Ago Today" items from the microfilm. She grows fascinated with the case of a young cocktail waitress who was bludgeoned to death and dumped in the woods.
Determined to solve the case and atone for the death of her cousin, Kris immerses herself in the mystery of what happened to Diana Ferguson, a talented artist who expressed herself through haunting paintings of Greek mythology. Not only does Kris face resistance from her family and her managing editor, she also clashes with Diana's suspicious nephew, Eric Soares - until neither she nor Eric can deny the chemistry flaring between them.
Kris soon learns that old news never leaves the morgue and that yesterday's headline is tomorrow's danger, for finding out the truth about that night twenty-five years ago may shatter Kris's present, costing her love, her career, and ultimately, her life.
MY REVIEW -
This is really great!! I loved the mystery, and definitely wasn't expecting that ending! What a twist! Kris has just left a high powered job to be an assistant at her hometown newspaper because she's not happy. While working at the paper, she comes across an unsolved murder that she feels drawn to, so she decides that she is going to see if she can figure out the mystery, and she is also determined to solve the mystery because she is carrying around a lot of guilt from an incident when she was younger. Kris doesn't believe she deserves any happiness because of this incident, so she keeps herself closed off to connections with other; she's haunted by her guilt and it is really weighing her down. During her investigation, she meets up with the victims family, and the victim's nephew begins to help her with her investigation. The nephew and Kris begin to form a bond, but they have some obstacles in their way. I actually would've loved more scenes with the romance because I'm romance fiend, but I loved how the romance evolved. I really enjoyed the writing, and I found myself entertained through the whole story, and I loved how many different angles the story could have gone in, and I think Juba did an excellent job with the details of the story. I would have liked more of a resolution with Kris and her family because I felt like Kris' relationship with her family was a good sized part in the story, and it would've been nice to see more about Kris and her family. I also listened to the audio version of this story, and the narrator did an excellent job! Great story! I will definitely check out more books by Stacy Juba!
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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Betrayal changes everything.
With the balance restored, Nivian and Kain settle into a comfortable routine. While he wants to move forward with Nivian, the more time they spend together, she begins to worry she's using him to get the one thing she wants in life—memories of her past life.
Things aren’t as peaceful as they seem, the veil between realms begins to crack, causing shifts unlike what has ever been known before. Amid disappearances and the ever increasing dizzy spells that plague her, Nivian must deal with the turmoil of emotions within her heart.
As the balance begins to veer, it threatens to rip apart the fabric between worlds by an unknown force. Nivian and Kain must find the cause. If they don’t, the world as they know it may turn into hell on earth.
MY REVIEW -
I really love the whole premise for this series!! Reapers and Hunters are awesome, and I love reading about Nivi and Kain! The Exodus continues on with the story from the first book, The Reapers, so you'll definitely want to check that one out before you read this one. In Exodus, Nivi and Kain continue to build on their friendship, and begin to feel more for each other, but Nivi has been rather sheltered, so she is naïve to a lot of things, and doesn't understand her feelings towards Kain. These 2 are adorable together! So sweet and fun! Nivi has lots of little quirks, and Kain is totally wonderful with how much he understands and appreciates Nivi. Nivi still doesn't have all her memories, and she is having dizzy spells that shouldn't happen to a Reaper, and since the Reaper leader, Silas, is missing, there are some odd things happening in the Reaper world. Kain is working more with the Hunters, and with Nivi's help he is doing what he can to bring the Reapers and Hunters together, but there are those that don't want that to happen. There are some dark forces at work behind the scenes that are causing problems for both the Hunters and the Reapers. I'm looking forward to seeing with this story will go; especially since there is a bombshell ending to this book! I'm really hoping Nivi will start being a little less naïve, and start actually seeing people for who they are. I do sort of wish that there were a couple less POV's in this book because I felt some of them didn't add too much to the story, and took a little bit of the mystery away, but the story is still really interesting and enjoyable. Definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!!