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!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

A male from her past…forever marked by love.

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance, #11: Outfoxed: Gemini

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

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

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


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



Loving KalvinLoving Kalvin (The Kennedy Boys #4)

By Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: upper Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: July 2017



Blurb:

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



Lana

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



Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart.



Until he destroyed it.



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



So, I ran.



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



But I could only run so far.



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



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



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



Kalvin

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



I tried to stay away, but I was weak.



And I hurt her.



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



And then she was gone.



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



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



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



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



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




You can find Loving Kalvin on Goodreads.



You can pre-order Loving Kalvin exclusively on Amazon

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



Previous books in this series

Finding KylerLosing KylerKeeping Kyler


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



SiobhanAbout the Author:

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



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



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



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



You can find and contact Siobhan here:

- Website

- Blog

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- 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!