Thursday, August 31, 2017

Review for Where the Night Ends by Melissa Toppen - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

It only takes one night—one moment, one small snippet of time—to change everything. At sixteen-years-old, Sebastian Baxter taught me that. He taught me a lot of things.

He never had to work for my heart. In some unexplainable way I think it had always belonged to him anyway.

We spent years loving each other, hurting each other, trying to forget each other, but no matter how hard I tried, I could never erase the memory of him. His eyes, his smile, his touch—these are all things that are embedded in my brain, tattooed on my skin, and etched into my heart.

Some might think our love story is over, but deep down I know it’s only just beginning.

Because it’s not about where the night begins, it’s about where it ends…


MY REVIEW -

This is a really sweet story, but there's also lots of heartache. This story followed the relationship between Sebastian and Tessa from high school sweethearts to the end of college. These two love each other deeply, but through some poor decisions, they keep hurting each other. I loved their connection, they are adorable together, and I loved the passion they have for each other. There's lots of angst, which made me just want to knock their heads together, so they'd wake up! I felt bad for some of the people involved in all their angst, but I enjoyed this story. It's a tender story, and I found the story intriguing. I would've loved even more towards the ending of this book, but what was there was great, and I loved the emotions displayed by the characters. This is the first Melissa Toppen book I've read, and it definitely won't be the last, looking forward to checking out more of her work!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Review for Toxic Seduction by Roxy Sinclaire - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

As an MI-5 agent, Christine was the newest member of the London Anti-Terrorism Task Force. There was a terrorist attack with a lot of casualties by bomb blasts, which forced the United States to send one of their CIA Special Ops Agents, Jason, to track the bomber responsible.

One look at him was all it took Christine to want to partner up, even though Jason doesn’t let women come in the way of his job. But there’s something about Christine that does, in fact, divert his attention. The longer he works on the case with Christine, the harder it gets to resist their desires, on and off duty.

Tracking the bomber, they realize that it was just a smokescreen for one of the largest cover diamond heists in the past decade. They find that Warick, Jason’s contact in the diamond business, was behind the attack. It does look like Jason was giving the enemy information when they get caught in an ambush.

Will Christine’s instincts overcome her thoughts, or will her feelings for Jason cloud her judgment? Christine doesn’t have much to go on except faith in Jason, but will she risk her life to save his, along with thousands of innocent people?


MY REVIEW -

This is a fun story, and I liked the mystery of who the terrorist is, and the hunt to find the terrorist was entertaining. Christine is a smart cookie, who is an agent for MI5 in London, she is tasked with assisting American CIA agent, Jason, while he is in London searching for the terrorist. Christine is a good agent; except for the whole doesn't carry a gun thing and her stereotypes against Americans, but she great with finding clues and evidence. Poor Jason on the other hand is a horrible agent! Oh my goodness! I do not know how he hasn't already been killed! But, he is suave and good looking, so he has that going for him! Christine is immediately attracted to Jason, but she doesn't know if she can trust him or his instincts. The romance is cute, but the sex was tame; it's still good, but I just wanted a bit more; a bit more passion. I'm thinking it needed another sex scene or at least a heavy make out session, but it was nice, and the story is entertaining enough to make up for some of that. This book focuses a lot on the agents work, so there's some great action, and the suspense was great. Oh! And this story could've definitely used an epilogue. The ending definitely felt rushed to me. I listened to the audiobook version of Toxic Seduction, and the narrator did a wonderful job with her narration. She brought the story to life, and I'd recommend listening to the audiobook version over just reading it. All in all, a Fun read!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review for Becoming a Legend by Sarah Robinson - 4 out 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Kane Kavanagh has always had one goal: being the best mixed martial arts fighter alive. With the MMA National Championships in Las Vegas fast approaching, the man they call “Killer” has no intention of letting anyone or anything get in his way. Somehow, though, a feisty opponent has slipped beneath his guard—and stolen his heart. Fiery and passionate, Nora Hannigan is harder to pin down than any rival Kane has faced in the ring. And she isn’t afraid to tell Kane that she wants nothing to do with him.

With her best friend about to marry into the Kavanagh family, Nora has been resisting Kane’s shameless attempts at flirting for months. But after their undeniable chemistry finally takes over, leading to the hottest night of Nora’s life, she’s running scared. There’s a lot about her life Kane doesn’t know, and she won’t be responsible for ending his career. Now Kane’s out to prove that he’s ready for commitment by winning her heart—and he’s never lost a fight.


MY REVIEW -

This is another good one in this series, I love the family dynamic between the Kavanaghs! They are too fun, and I love how supportive they are of each other. The romance is another sweet one, and I liked both Kane and Nora. The whole no strings relationship isn't my favorite premise, but I enjoyed the progression of Kade and Nora's relationship. I also loved the trip to Vegas for Kane's championship fight, and Nora's problems add some entertaining suspense to the story. Kane and Nora both have a lot they need to focus on in their lives, so they aren't looking for anything serious, so the two decide to have a no strings relationship, but of course, strings begin to attach to their relationship, which causes some angst for the characters. This story has dual POV's, and although, each story is a different couple, I think it's best to read the books in order. I really enjoy Sarah's writing, and I loved seeing the characters from the past books! I'm excited to see what the next Kavanagh brother is going to have to go through to find his happily ever after!

Review for Called by the Vampire: Part 4 - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

As Maggie tends to her broken heart in Alexander’s absence she kindles a friendship with Adly. Sebastian takes measures to ensure her safety, but it’s not enough when an unfriendly vampire sets his sights on Maggie.
Lyndsey struggles to adapt to her new life, with Alexander by her side. While she makes her way through the process a startling discovery is made, and Lyndsey learns the truth about her father and how he affects her fate.



MY REVIEW -

It's an interesting story, and the premise is entertaining. I felt this part of the story didn't really have a whole lot happening in it, but I still want to see where these characters end up. I'm going back and forth on how I feel about the characters; Lyndsey gets on my nerves, but most of that may have been her transition into vampire that was bothering me, and I want Maggie to get some of her strength back, and stand up for herself better. I'd prefer more depth to the characters, and I'm thinking I'd prefer one lead, but it's not too bad; I just wish there wasn't the bit of cattiness in the situation. Lyndsey is going through her vampiric change, when some mysterious things pop up. Maggie is still playing the part of romance author, Kitty, and she is trying to figure out a way for Alexander and her to be reunited. If I were Maggie, I'd be pretty ticked at Alexander for not fighting for her more. There's some action and new enemies in this part of the story that add to the excitement of the story, and the characters get themselves into some precarious situation, so I am looking forward to reading the next part of this story. You should definitely read the previous parts before this book.

Monday, August 28, 2017

RELEASE DAY!!!! MUSCLE MEMORY BY STYLO FANTOME!!! LOVE THIS BOOK!! Check out my review in the previous post!!






Title: Muscle Memory
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2017





Blurb


Her lips, the way she feels, how she moves against me. Her
voice when she laughs, her eyes when she cries. Her soul connected to mine, for
better or for worse, for all eternity.



I don't remember.



A blank face. Unrecognizable. The darkness and impenetrable fog, day after day
after day. Who am I? And for that matter, who is she?



I can't remember.



Two sides to the same coin – one wants to remember, and the other wants to stay
forgotten. Which side will win? Can he trust his heart to bring him back to
her? Or will she stay lost in the fog forever?



I might never remember.





Warning: features adult themes







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Author Bio


Crazy woman
from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a
necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about
right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see
shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm
clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs
more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I
do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the
year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a
curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't
understand me.

Yeah. I
think that about sums me up.


Author Links

Review for Muscle Memory by Stylo Fantome - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Her lips, the way she feels, how she moves against me. Her voice when she laughs, her eyes when she cries. Her soul connected to mine, for better or for worse, for all eternity.

I don't remember.

A blank face. Unrecognizable. The darkness and impenetrable fog, day after day after day. Who am I? And for that matter, who is she?

I can't remember.

Two sides of the same coin - one wants to remember, and the other wants to stay forgotten. Which side will win? Can he trust his heart to bring him back to her? Or will she stay lost in the fog forever?

I might never remember.




MY REVIEW -

This is a painful and wonderful read, and I loved it! I wanted to yell, punch, and hug these characters. The writing is terrific, and the intense emotion between the characters brings sighs to my heart. Delaney and Jayson's relationship is passionate, volatile, and the depth of feeling these two adrift souls feel for each other is beautifully written. Once I saw this was an amnesia story, I was on board because I love that premise, and Stylo Fantome has created characters that are flawed and unique, and you can't help but root for them to find their way. Muscle Memory has POV's from both Jayson and Delaney, and there's also scenes from the past that help the reader learn more about the events leading up to the amnesia incident. The past scenes wonderfully showed the development of a strong and deep love, and this made reading the events in the present more hurtful to read through. Delaney is much more of a saint than I would ever be, and I wanted her to stop being so much of a people pleaser, and just tell everyone that she's not okay, and that they keep expecting her to just go along with the situation and be okay with is just a big F U to her. I was just so ticked at them for not realizing how much she's hurting, or if they realized not even caring that she was hurting. Jon was really ticking me off with his treatment of Delaney, and don't even get me started on Kitty; just eww! Jon was such a moron when it comes to her! I hate how that turned out. Stylo Fantome did an excellent job of creating an uniquely entertaining story that felt full and the characters complex. This was the first Stylo Fantome book I've read, but it definitely won't be the last.

Review for The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson - 5 out of 5!




SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Perrie Madeline is trapped in Vale's clutches as the Bride. Can Perrie find a way to escape her mental prison?

Maisie Jaser is on a rescue mission to retrieve her cousin and best friend, Perrie. Together, she hopes to bring down Vale and rid the world of the destruction he has caused.

Will Vale prevail?

The Bride of Glass is a mixture of humor, romance, violence, darkness, and hope.



MY REVIEW -

Totally loved this! I love the whole feel of this series! It's macabre and dark, but also hopeful and fun, and I enjoy the uniqueness of the story and the characters. This book felt a bit more adult than the first book due to some intimate scenes, and as with the first book, there are some disturbing visuals presented. I really enjoy Candace Robinson's characters, they all are rather quirky; some darkly quirky, which creates some interesting reading. You should read the first book before this one, so you can get the full experience of this book. This book has multiple POV's, which I enjoyed, but I still loved Perrie's and Vale's POV's more than any of the others, but it was great to get more insight to the other characters. Perrie is under a spell of sorts, and along with Vale, she is on a rampage! She's using her powers to capture souls to send back to the glass house, and Perrie and Vale have quite the volatile relationship. I love where Perrie and Vale's story line goes! I love the backstory with Vale, and enjoyed getting to see the different sides of Vale. Maisie, Perrie's cousin, also has a big part of this book, she's trying to find a way save Perrie with the help of Perrie's ex-boyfriend, Nev, so they can figure out how to stop the evil forces running amok. The relationships are all really sweet, and I loved the connections between the characters. Dark, crazy, unique, sweet and fun! Loved this read!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Review for All There Is by Violet Duke - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Emma Stevens is ready for a fresh start in Juniper Hills, but she still lives with the impossible guilt of her past: having failed to rescue her little stepbrother from a fire that decimated her childhood home and her family. Her next-door neighbor may have been the one to drag her out of the burning building that night, but it doesn’t exonerate him since he caused the fire. Not even when he shows up fourteen years later to help salvage her bakery.

Jake Rowan may not have been able to save Emma’s brother from the fire, but at least he was able to save his own brother. By taking the fall and the punishment for him, Jake managed to protect his older brother’s future…but it cost him the girl of his dreams.

Now Jake finds himself on Emma’s doorstep once again. Not to save her life this time, but to repair it. And more importantly, her heart, if she’ll let him.



MY REVIEW -

This is a very cute, fun, sweet second chance, and I really enjoyed it! Loved Violet Duke's writing style, and the setting is fun and funky, it's a little town with cool, quirky characters, which added an interesting element to the story. There's actually quite a sad backstory to these characters, but the balance between the sad and the fun blended nicely. Emma and Jake were next door neighbors when they were teenagers, but a traumatic event takes place that tears the two apart. Years later, Emma and Jake cross paths again, but they have this tragic event between them that makes it difficult for them to move past it and build a new relationship. They are too cute together! They have great chemistry, and I like the tension between the two. Loved the romance in this book, and I loved both of them as characters. I'm looking forward to getting into Emma sister's story, that'll be a great one! I really enjoyed this book, and would love to check out more from Violet Duke!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Review for Influence by David R. Bernstein - 4 out of 5




SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

If you could manipulate reality, would you?
Seventeen-year-old Kaylin has been on the run, hiding her untapped abilities for six years, but rescuing a mysterious guy risks exposing the depths of her power. The manipulative sector groups hunt her kind. Life has never been easy, but resisting is even harder. This harsh, new world will no longer allow her to remain hidden.

In a future where greed and corruption has torn American society apart; these relentless sector groups prey on powerful youths to mold the populace to expand their reach. Young people with the ability to shift the mindset of others are high-value targets. War is waging to expand and control this new world. Influencers, as they're called, hold the key to humanity's future.

Will fighting back cost Kaylin everything?

Influence is the first novel in the Influence series, a sci-fi, dystopian epic with a touch of romance, loads of fast-paced action, with a unique story concept. If you are a Maze Runner or Divergent fan than this is the book is for you!


MY REVIEW -

Interesting, unique idea, and I enjoyed the futuristic elements. There's a lot going on in this book, and I enjoyed all the action. I would've liked a bit more character development and one on one interaction between main characters, so I felt more connected with the characters, but I do like all the characters, and I really enjoyed the different powers some of the characters have. Kaylin is a strong character, and she has to deal with a lot in order to survive. She's been on her own, fighting to hide her powers since she was a little girl, but she has maintained a sense of hope. Kaylin falls in with a resistance group, and looks to find out more about herself, her past, and how to find a future that won't persecute those similar to her. Entertaining and I'm looking forward to seeing where these characters end up. I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and I think the narrator did a good job, she has a younger sounding voice that I feel fit the character of Kaylin, and she did a good job with the other characters.

Review for Saving a Legend by Sarah Robinson - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

His family’s gym has produced a roster of mixed martial arts legends, but so far Kieran Kavanagh hasn’t followed in their footsteps. After a brawl lands him in jail, Kieran is assigned to work at a center for at-risk youth. Though given a second chance, Kieran’s simply going through the motions—until he meets one very special kid, Shea Doherty, and falls hard for her very beautiful, very grown-up big sister, Fiona. The trouble is, Kieran’s best opening moves are getting him nowhere fast.

Fiona Doherty has too many responsibilities to fool around, especially now that she has custody of Shea. Sure, she’d love to find a devoted partner. But she won’t jeopardize her sister’s happiness—or risk revealing her tortured past—on a love-’em-and-leave-’em type of guy like Kieran . . . so it’s up to him to prove her wrong. As Fiona spends more time with Kieran, she starts to see a softer side of the reckless warrior. Now she must admit that when it comes to the possibility of real love, well . . . there’s a fighting chance.



MY REVIEW -


The writing is really great, and I enjoy the banter between the Kavanagh clan. The Kavanagh clan is vocal, they love to call out each other and argue, but they all would do anything for anyone they consider family. That's where this book shines! Kieran made some mistakes when he was younger, and he paid for them by going to jail. He has just been released, and is trying to get his life together, when he meets Fiona. Fiona has a lot of responsibility that closes her off to any type of romantic relationship, and despite her show of independence she is really flailing. Fiona did get on my nerves at times, but I do like her, and I liked her story. Kieran is great, and I liked that he doesn't play games, and goes for what he wants. There's some sweet and sexy times between these two, and each of the characters gains some clarity as their relationship grows. The dual POV was really helpful in connecting with each of the characters. Good interesting story, and I look forward to the next book in this series.

Review for Mercy by Debra Anastasia - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

He taught me to kill. Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn’t keep him from coming out.

My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn’t know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target.

My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I’m the only monster who can save her.


MY REVIEW -

Loved this!! Wonderfully unique story that I couldn't put down! I needed to force myself to read slower because I wanted to savor each word, and to fully immerse myself in the story. The depth of feeling that Fenix feels for Becca warms my heart, these 2 have some intense passion for each other, and I definitely fell in love with Fenix. He's strong and vulnerable, and the way he loves is powerful. Fenix has had a difficult life, and Becca is a beacon of light and hope for him, and she has imprinted herself on Fenix's soul. Mercy deals with some dark elements, but the story is beautiful. The writing is top notch, and I could feel these characters as I read. Imaginative and gripping. This story, these characters, the pulse of this story pulls you in. Loved the whole thing.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

As oldest daughter of the retired alpha, Tina Hawthorne lives to serve her pack. She’s never been tempted to throw caution to the wind for a man — until Rick Rivera returns. The sweet boy from the adjoining ranch is all grown up, but that doesn’t make the irresistible human any more suitable as a mate. Especially with a dangerous new foe haunting the night and Rick harboring a few secrets — and enemies — of his own.

There’s more than meets the eye on Twin Moon Ranch, home to a pack of shapeshifting wolves willing to battle for life and love.


MY REVIEW -

I've been excited to read Tina's story for awhile, since little tidbits have been sprinkled throughout the previous books, so I was anticipating her story, and it didn't disappoint! First off, I love a second chance romance, so I loved that Tina and Rick are reconnecting after being separated for years, and oh what a connection! These 2 are so sweet together, and the passion between the two is deep. Tina's werewolf nature plays a part in Tina's decisions a lot, and this affects her life. I love the way Rick feels for Tina! He's protective, and he's just totally adorable! As with the other books in this series, there's action and suspense! Loved the hellhound angle! And of course, I love seeing previous characters! Wonderful series, and I have loved every single Anna Lowe book I've read, so I definitely recommend Desert Heart! Desert Heart is told in dual POV, which I absolutely love in romances, and can be read as a standalone, but as mentioned earlier, it does contain characters from previous books, so if you don't like any spoilers, you should start with book 1. This is a wonderful series!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Review for Unpublished by Lexi Timms - 4 out of 5




SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Things with Conrad didn't go as Leslie has planned and after running back to New York City, she's the most surprised person in the world to find him standing on her doorstep, asking for a chance to win her heart over.

Leslie doesn't know how to respond. But, Conrad's here, alive and wanting to love her.

Excited to show her new found beau the city she's come to love, Leslie realizes when Amber and Josie return, that she left out one minor detail about her life.

The more Conrad expresses his love for her, the more Leslie grows nervous about telling him who she really is.

Will Conrad being willing to accept who she really is when the truth comes out?


MY REVIEW -

This is a cute story, and I enjoyed the story premise. This series is in parts, so this is a quick read, and each part ends with a bit of a cliffhanger, so I don't normally like that style for books, but I enjoyed this one. I haven't read the first part, so I was going in blind to this book, but I didn't have much problem following along with the story. I really liked Leslie, and I liked that she's a really famous author, but is hiding her identity. I found all of the really cool! I don't like the whole Hollywood scenario, but Lexy Timms did a great job with it, and I loved Leslie's friends. Conrad's ex is a total skank, and Leslie is a saint for putting up with her crap when she hasn't even been with Conrad very long. Conrad and Leslie are super cute together, and have some sexy fun times together. I'd like to read the next one to see where these characters end up, so I'll probably check the next books out. I listened to the audiobook version of this book, and the narrator did a really good job, and I enjoyed her performance, and would listen to more with her narration.

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Watching helplessly while your baby sister saves the world alone? It kinda sucks.
Will Delacour is one of the most powerful sorcerers to ever live. He’s Guard to the Edren Prodigy—his sister, Ari. But he walked away from the war, refusing to fight in a cause he didn’t believe in. He was deemed a traitor by the powerful Family, and now there’s a price on his head that leaves him trapped in a prison of his own making. And he can’t even tell the love of his life what she means to him because of the magical war that still controls their lives.
Instead of embracing his destiny, Will is forced to watch as Ari goes into battle over and over again, facing her enemies alone. She might be okay with it, but he’s not. He doesn’t believe in the war, but he does believe in her, and he knows his place is fighting by her side. Somehow, Will has to find a way to be there when Ari needs him , even if it means he forfeits his own life in the process.


MY REVIEW -

This is a fun, short read told in the POV of Ari's brother, Will. I love the relationship that Ari and Will have, they have a wonderful sibling relationship, and I love how protective of Ari Will is. Really enjoyed seeing how much Will does behind the scenes to help out Ari during her battles and after. Great read for any lover of this series! And I definitely love this series! Wonderful characters!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Review for Transition, Retribution, and Annihilation by Katie Salidas - 4 out of 5 for each of the 3 stories



SYNOPSIS FOR TRANSITION - AMAZON LINK -

Peace is just a breath between battles for Mira.

Hardened by slavery and war, she longs for the simpler life, knowing that it might never be hers to enjoy. There is always another battle waiting to be fought, another foe on the horizon. Peace between humans, vampires, and otherkin may be nothing more than a dream, but Mira holds out hope.

It is during this brief respite that Mira is gifted one of her greatest weapons. Though it brings with it memories of a time when she was not so jaded it also comes with a reminder of terrible pain and loss. Awakening deeply hidden emotions within her, If Mira can use this to her advantage, she’ll have a new ally in the next battle to come.


MY REVIEW FOR TRANSITION -

I enjoyed getting a glimpse into Mira's past, and seeing how she was before she was captured and forced to fight for her life as a slave. This is more like a prequel story, we get to see Mira as a human, and also when she meets the love she lost that caused her to build walls up around her heart. Good writing, good series, and this was an entertaining addition to this series.



SYNOPSIS FOR RETRIBUTION - AMAZON LINK -

Immortality is never guaranteed...

As much as she dreams of a simpler existence, blood and violence are Mira’s way of life. Former gladiator turned freedom fighter; she’s carved a trail from New Haven to Caldera Grove and back, freeing her people, the vampires, from enslavement by the humans.
But with victory almost within reach, a new and powerful enemy emerges. One who’ll be satisfied with nothing less than complete subjugation—or destruction—of all supernatural beings.
With a secret army of his own, he’s more than prepared for any resistance Mira and her patchy rebel forces can offer, and demands their immediate surrender.
Never one to back away from a fight, Mira believes she’s ready for anything. But with the battle lines drawn she will be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Kill or be killed.


MY REVIEW FOR RETRIBUTION -

Mira makes a lot of horribly stupid decisions in this book, and I was really disappointed in her, and boy does she really pay for her decisions. This whole series is pretty gruesome, and this one is no exception. Mira has won the battle and taken control of New Haven, but there are still other places where vampires are still slaves used for fighting, labor, and as sex slaves, so Mira and her people are trying to do what they can to help those still in captivity, but it's easier said than done. Despite Mira's horrible decisions, this is still an entertaining book, and I still really like Mira. The only other character I really like is Stryker, he is the only one that shows any loyalty in this book, and proves that he is a strong and intelligent character, and as this series has progressed my estimation of him as continue to rise. Stryker is wonderful! All the others are pain in the butts. There's great action and suspense, and there's a lot of intriguing things going on in this story. The whole premise for this series is unique, and the writing is wonderful, and I'm interested to see what happens in the finale.





SYNOPSIS FOR ANNIHILATION - AMAZON LINK -

Death is the easy way out.
Still clinging rabidly to power, the Elites spin lies of prejudice and hatred, stoking the flames of war.
The sole driving force toward peace, Mira, had sacrificed everything. But her strength alone was not enough.
It will take the strength of many to finish what she started. As the world lurches toward war, each party has much to lose. Human. Vampire. Otherkin. The only outcomes are peace… or death.



MY REVIEW FOR ANNIHILATION -

This is the epic finale of Mira's story. Mira has gone through so much in order to gain freedom for herself and her fellow vampires, and to have peace among the humans and the different types of supernaturals. She has been abused and tortured in various ways, and Mira is having extreme difficulty handling it all. Stryker is still wonderful, and is doing all that he can to help her through all of the crud that has been piled on Mira. Mira and crew still have many enemies to battle in their quest for freedom, and maintaining who they are is proving difficult. I've really enjoyed this series, it's unique, and Katie Salidas has created an intriguing world. I would've loved for there to be more to the ending of the story with some of the characters, but I'm satisfied with how this story ended.

Review for Celebration by Anna Lowe - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Shifters, holidays, secret babies — ho, ho, ho!
It’s been a long, hard couple of months, but the bear and wolf shifters of the Blue Moon Saloon are ready to celebrate their hard-won peace with a few days off. While some couples use the time to relax with breakfast in bed, others head out for small, intimate adventures in the desert Southwest. A few are still busy stuffing stockings and wrapping presents for little Teddy, the youngest member of the growing new clan. But Teddy won’t be the only Blue Moon baby for long, because Santa has a very special surprise in store — not just for the extended Blue Moon family, but for the wolves of Twin Moon Ranch, too!


MY REVIEW -

This is so cute and sweet! We get to take quick looks at each of the couples from the Blue Moon Saloon series during Christmas time, and I loved all of them! Make sure to read all of the previous books in this series first, so you get the full enjoyment of this book. Definitely a wonderful read for any fan of this series! It's so great to see each of the couple enjoying their happily ever afters, and seeing the pack/clan all together! Great read, and I have loved this whole series!

Review for Hunger by Jacquelyn Frank - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Two strangers—one warm and human, the other deadly and craving—become pawns in an all-out vampire war as this series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers saga heats up.

As an energy vampire, Halo enjoys the chase for human blood—if it’s pure and consensual. But Halo goes from hunter to hunted when he is knocked unconscious and taken hostage by vicious sycophants. As he comes to, he realizes that he’s naked, starving, and trapped in a sealed room. With him is a deliciously human female, tempting him to feed—except her blood is heady with the scent of poisonous drugs. Never has nourishment been so near, yet so far . . . and it’s all part of the sycophants’ sick game.

The last thing Felice Mendoza remembers is everything going black. She awakens stripped, drugged, exposed, and alone—with a vampire. Halo is at once savage and tender, terrifying and alluring. Felice senses that her only chance to escape depends upon his survival. Given the choice between Halo and his enemies, Felice surrenders to his ravenous hunger. It’s a calculated risk—and a delirious pleasure. As Felice is ushered into a world as dangerous as it is desirable, their fight for deliverance is only the beginning.



MY REVIEW -

Loved this right from the beginning! Love how this book started! 2 people trapped naked in a room without a way out: 1 an energy vampire, 1 a human with no knowledge of supernaturals, and things are looking quite dire for the pair. Love this scenario! There's mystery and suspense right from the beginning, and I loved reading the story unfold. Halo has been living a life of debauchery, and he has an edge and attitude that rubs people the wrong way, so he and Felice don't always get along, but they need to band together in order to escape, and figure out who has captured them. I enjoyed the banter between Halo and Felice, their relationship is a slow burn, and these two have some heat! Entertaining action, and an interesting, unique story that kept me reading this book in one sitting. Loved the writing and loved the characters! I would've liked a slightly different ending, and for turning to be talked about more, but those are small things. I'm excited to see where Frank is going to take this series!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review for The Soul's Agent by Wendy Knight - 5 out of 5!



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For as long as there have been people, there has been a fear of the dark. Mothers tell their children there isn’t anything in the shadows that isn’t there in the light.

They are wrong.

The reason humanity is afraid of the dark is because that’s when demons come out to play. The ghosts that fight them can’t come out until the sun goes down, either. And Soul’s Agents, like Navi? They’re just normal, boring people until the moon claims the sky.

And then they aren’t.

Death allows lost souls one last chance. Fight with the Agents against demons and darkness and evil and they won’t spend eternity roasting on a spit. It seems like an easy enough choice, but apparently roasting is easy and requires little effort, and fighting, well…

Fighting is hard.

Twenty-two year old Navi is an Agent, and she is good at what she does. Her only distraction is the boy who broke her heart four years ago—especially when the demons she hunts start hunting him, and she’s the only one who can keep him alive.


MY REVIEW -

Another action packed adventure with strong female characters from Wendy Knight! I love how Wendy Knight's book are always unique, and always entertain and draw me into the story. Navi is a soul agent, and needs to fight demonic forces every night in order to keep others safe. She also needs to keep this to herself, so others won't be endangered. Navi takes her role as a soul agent very seriously, and often times to the determent of her personal life and her physical health. When the ex-boyfriend Navi never got over comes back into her life, despite the emotionally damaging way they broke up, she's finding it difficult to maintain her distance. The romance is beyond sweet, and I love how deeply these characters feel for each other. There's POV's from both Navi and Alec, and I loved seeing how each of these characters feel, and gave me a better understanding of each character. I think Alec is crazy for even thinking that Navi could do what he thinks, I don't get how he could not know her well enough to know that she's not capable of such a thing. These two have some intense feelings though, and reading about them reconnecting really tugged at my heart strings. I love second chance at love stories! There's also some really awesome action scenes in this book, and I loved the suspense in this book! Wendy Knight has created another must read series for me, and I'm so looking forward to reading more!

Review for The Irish Getaway by Siobhan Davis - 5 out of 5!



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The Kennedy Boys go wild on vacation in Ireland!

It’s the summer before they start college, and Faye and Ky are visiting her home turf together—it’s Ky’s first time in Ireland, and her first trip home since her parent’s tragic death.

After a blissful three weeks on their own, they welcome the rest of the Kennedy clan when they arrive on Irish soil for the vacation of a lifetime.

Watch the sparks fly as family emotions run high and the Kennedy boys’ party up a storm, creating mayhem and madness wherever they go.

This dual POV short novel should only be read after Keeping Kyler.


MY REVIEW -

Loved getting more of Faye and Kyler! These two are too cute! And I loved the Irish setting! It's wonderful to see the crew traveling to different areas of Ireland! Vacationing with the Kennedy's is no easy task, these boys are horny, rowdy, and seem to find trouble wherever they go! I'm so ready to see each one of these boys brought to their knees when they find the person that shows them that they really need to grow the heck up! I haven't always loved the Kennedy boys, and I'm on the fence about Faye's friends, but I sense that these characters are struggling with how to deal with their issues, so I try to not hold too much against them, and in the end, I look forward to seeing them happy. Faye and Kyler were wonderful as ever, and woo! these two have some passion between them! I loved getting POV from both Faye and Kyler; I especially love reading about how much Kyler loves Faye, he is too sweet for words, and after reading the first 3 books in this series, Kyler has definitely endeared himself to me. You'll definitely want to read these books in order, or a lot of things will be spoiled if you read this one first, so go on back and start with the previous books. The Irish Getaway is a wild ride with the Kennedy's, and is definitely a fun read! I know there's more books in the works for each of the Kennedy brothers, which I'm totally looking forward to because I love Siobhan Davis' writing! I also hope we get more Kyler and Faye! I'd love to see these two further in the future!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review for Destiny on Ice by SR Grey - 4 out of 5



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Hot hockey superstar Brent Oliver has it all—good looks, charm, dozens of endorsement deals, and a spectacular career.

Uh, nix that last one.

Brent has the talent and skill that should have his career soaring. But something is wrong. He’s lost his hockey mojo and can’t get it back.

Enter Aubrey Shelburne, life coach to the stars.

Aubrey’s worked with some difficult celebrities, but she’s never encountered a guy quite like Brent Oliver.

Or has she?

Seems a reckless night of partying, one that had Aubrey waking up in a strange man’s bed, is about to bite her in the ass. That is, if Brent doesn’t first.

Fighting an off-the-charts attraction, Aubrey and Brent must learn to work together. But it’s not an easy task when they’re at each other’s throats every minute.

Is this relationship a disaster in the making?

Or is it destiny?

Washboard abs and sex toy mishaps aside, Destiny on Ice is a fun and irreverent romp that’ll have you swooning on one page and laughing on the next.



MY REVIEW -


Entertaining and interesting story, and the writing is on point. The hockey aspect is fun, and these characters get into some wacky scenarios, which adds to the bit of humor in this story. Brent, a hockey player, hasn't been giving his all to his hockey career; he's been partying too much, and it's affecting his game play, so his team hires a life coach to get him back on track. Aubrey is the life coach, and she's surprised to find out that her client is the guy she was drooling over at a party, but didn't exactly have a great experience with him. This is a bit of an enemies to lovers story, Aubrey and Brent have a major attraction towards each other, but since they got off on the wrong foot and it would be unprofessional to become involved with a client. I was back and forth on Aubrey, I thought she was too silly and immature to be a life coach, so she was bothering me at times. I get that some her antics were suppose to be comical, but she came off as a pinch too ditzy. I liked Brent, he's sweet and fun. Brent and Aubrey are really cute together, and have nice chemistry, and they have some hot times. I like that they have more between them than just sex, and that they have fun together. I listened to the audio version of this book, and the narrator does a great job. She does both female and male voices, and she does a good job; she did make Brent sound a bit more lecherous than he was being at times though, lol, but overall, it was a good listening experience, so I'd recommend the audio. Destiny on Ice is a cute, fun story, and I look forward to reading the next books in this series; Aubrey's sestra (sister) (Love Orphan Black!) is going to be an interesting one! And reading about Brent's team mates meeting the women that bring them to their knees is something I will enjoy reading! Looking forward to more from SR Grey!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review for Deadly Seduction by Roxy Sinclaire - 3.5 out of 5



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Mickey was the new next door neighbor. He was secretly a CIA agent, but couldn’t give away his profession to the woman he had to seduce as part of his mission. She just happened to be the general’s daughter.

Laurie takes a liking to him, and thinks he’s just great. Except for the fact that he keeps asking about her stoner of a roommate, who was her brother. This leaves her puzzled and makes her question if something else is going.

Her brother was Mickey’s target. He needed to find out if classified information was being handed over to the Russians.

Mickey needs to find out if Laurie is part of the problem or just plain innocent whose life may be in danger. The only way to do so is to deceive her into thinking he wants her.

But what happens when Mickey actually does fall for her? Will he be able to continue through with the mission? Is Laurie really a traitor? What happens when the Russians do show up and it’s a question of life or death?


MY REVIEW -

Deadly Seduction is a enjoyable read, and I liked the premise, there's some suspense added to this story that I really enjoyed. I would've liked there to be more interaction between the main characters, and I think Roxy Sinclaire could benefit from adding epilogues to her books; I've read only one other by her, and that also didn't have an epilogue, so her other books may have them, but the 2 I've read didn't, and they could've greatly benefitted by having epilogues. Laurie has taken in her idiot brother because their father threw him out, and Laurie is a people pleaser, so despite her brother destroying her house and being disrespectful towards her, she's putting up with him, but she isn't aware of how much trouble her brother truly is. Mickey, an undercover CIA agent, moves in next door to Laurie in order to investigate Laurie and her brother. Laurie and Mickey are immediately attracted to each other, but secrets and drama get in the way of their attraction. As I said earlier, I would've like for Mickey and Laurie to have more bonding time together; there's a lot of internal dialogue in this book, so I would've liked more outer dialogue between the two. They do have nice chemistry, and when they are together, they do have some hot times. I liked Laurie, but she's a bit of a damsel, she's the type that just curls up and waits to be rescued, and she's a lot nicer than I would be, I would've kicked her brother out right away, lol. This story is interesting, and I liked how it played out. I listened to the audio book version of this story, and the narrator did a really good job, so I'd recommend the audio version for this book. Interesting, enjoyable read.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Review for This Body Won't Break by Lea McKee - 5 out of 5!



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The truth doesn’t always set you free.

Orphaned as a child, Joanna has lived her entire life in the care of the New Terra Alliance. On the verge of turning eighteen, Joanna eagerly awaits her release into what remains of society.

It was a beautiful lie.

Joanna was never meant to leave. She is part of the August Harvest, slated to die before the month’s end. With a rogue soldier’s promise to find her a way out, Joanna dares to hope. But if the NTA finds out what she knows, it won’t only be her own life at stake, but the life of the handsome soldier who has vowed to set her free.

Fans of Divergent, The Darkest Minds, and The Handmaid’s Tale will love this dystopian story of twisted secrets, romance, and page-turning suspense.



MY REVIEW -

This Body Won't Break is great! I don't normally read books that come in parts, but I loved the premise and I can't pass up a dystopian, so I wanted to give this a go, and I'm glad I did because I loved the mystery and suspense for this story. This book was a great start to what I feel will continue to be an interesting story, and although I've read plenty of dystopian books, I felt this book is unique enough to stand on its own. Joanna is naïve, but I see her becoming a stronger character as the story progresses. Joanna's eyes have been closed to the deception in the government, but she's in for a rude awakening when she can't continue to ignore the signs. I'm liking the people that are entering Joanna's life, and I love the story between Joanna and Knox, and the connection between the two. Some of the characters do make some odd choices; Joanna included, so that felt a bit weird, but these teenagers have grown up in an oppressive environment, so they are all naïve to many things. This story has a lot of interesting directions it could go, and I'm really excited to see where Lea McKee takes the story!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Review for Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson - 5 out of 5!



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The Bayard College hockey team isn’t where Jacob Flass thought he’d be a season ago. He was a rising star in the Canadian major junior league, cruising toward a spot on an NHL roster—until a single disastrous night on the town brought it all crashing down. Now he’s out of options, except for playing well, studying hard, and staying away from girls. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the hottest, sweetest chick he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?

Skylar Lynwood knows that Jacob is out of her league. She’s just trying to go with the flow, which isn’t easy when six feet and four inches of total hockey hunkiness is making a play for her one moment, then giving her the cold shoulder the next. Skylar’s head tells her that this rugged athlete isn’t worth her time, but her body says something altogether different. Risking her heart for Jacob may be the craziest thing she’s ever done . . . but she won’t let him shut her out.


MY REVIEW -


Loved this NA college sports romance! The romance is really sweet, and I loved the sort of friends to lovers scenario. Jacob and Skylar have really great chemistry, and the sex scenes are wowza! This book also deals with some tough topics, and I think the author did a really great job of showing the various aspects of that topic, and showing the different sides to it. I don't want to spoil it, so I'll leave it at that. Jacob is a hockey player that has had some trouble in the past that has affected his place on his hockey team, so he needs to go to college and play for new hockey team, and he needs to be on his best behavior. Skyler had a rough year, and needs to get back into the swing of her college courses due to pressures from her family and from herself, so she doesn't want to let anything get in the way of getting A's in her classes, but when Jacob and Skyler meet, these 2 are finding it difficult to stay away from each other. Loved the whole story, and I really enjoyed both characters! Jacob is fun and a sweetheart, and he does have a bit of a bad boy past, but for his age, he's really quite mature. Skylar is also quite mature, and I liked reading about her growing as a person and dealing with her issues. I really wish there were more of an ending! I wanted an epilogue! The next book in series is about a different couple, but I hope we get more of Jacob and Skylar! I want to see how they are doing in the future! Looking forward to more from Kelly Jamieson!

Review for Watching Over Her by Terry Towers - 3 out of 5



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When Major VanBuren approached me with a very special and highly classified assignment, I felt honored. I’d been waiting for a chance at a covert mission. Imagine my surprise when he hit me with the details – he wanted me to befriend his eighteen-year-old daughter, newly arrived in town and harboring a broken heart. My new ‘assignment’ entailed becoming a glorified babysitter and her new BFF; I thought it was as honorable as being in charge of the cafeteria – complete bullsh*t if you ask me.

And then I met her...

Olivia is all legs, golden hair, and she has the most captivating blue eyes I’ve ever seen.

While my mind tells me to keep things on the up-and-up, my d*ck has other plans. What was supposed to be an easy bullsh*t mission is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever been tasked to do.


MY REVIEW -


This is a cute story with some kink, and I enjoyed it! I liked that the characters relationship started as a friendship, and progressed into more. I enjoyed the forbidden element of romancing the boss' daughter, and also that Evan was asked by Olivia's father to befriend her; I wanted to see how that would play out, and I enjoyed the military aspect. Olivia's heart has been broken a couple times, so she has trust issues. Olivia is 18, so she a bit naïve, and Evan is around 24, so I was having a bit of hard time feeling the connection between the two, but I stilled liked their relationship, and I liked that they have similar interests that brought them closer. They also have some hot times! I found this story entertaining, and I enjoyed the angst between the characters at times. I wish there were more of an epilogue, and I wish the time jumps were a bit shorter. I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and I don't feel the narrators were the right choice for this book, and I felt the quality of audio was great, but as the book went on, I grew used to it, but I still feel like the audio didn't really add to my enjoyment of the book. All in all, I liked this, and I'll continue to check out books by Terry Towers.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review for Well Built by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde - 5 out of 5!



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When it comes to women, sexy, well-built Kyle Coleman has always been a lover, not a fighter. His one exception? The sassy, tempting, smart-mouthed Ella Fisher. Her family and his are sworn enemies, which make the two of them off-limits—despite the fact that she's inspired some of his dirtiest, most erotic fantasies for years. But when the lines between animosity and lust become irrevocably blurred one fateful evening, their one night stand leads to a very unexpected consequence—that changes everything between them forever.


MY REVIEW -

This was perfect! I loved everything about it! Loved the characters, loved the storyline, loved the writing! Just perfect! I wouldn't change anything! Well Built is a second chance romance, so right off the bat I'm loving that because I adore second chance! Kyle is totally wonderful, and I love how he knows what he wants and goes for it, and doesn't play games. There's plenty of sexy times along with super sweet times, and Kyle and Ella have great chemistry! There's some bitter blood between Kyle and Ella's families, so the two have some obstacles to their happiness. Very entertaining read that I couldn't put down! I'll definitely read more by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde! Great!

Review for Dirty Indiscretions by Roxy Sinclaire - 4 out of 5



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Luke:
I was loyal to my boss, Greco. I was there to protect him at all costs. Against all threats. But then I met HER.

Elda caught my eye in a way I could never imagine. I knew I had to have her.

One of Greco’s men betrayed him. But he thought it was me. He tried to get me. I wasn’t going to have any of that.

Elda:
Greco was my father. Not the one who raised me, but by blood. See, he had an affair with my mom, who didn’t know he was married, and she got pregnant with me. He tried to have her killed, but she ended up going into hiding and died while giving birth to me.

Ever since then, I knew I was going to avenge her death. Even if it meant doing it against Greco.

I trained for years to be at the level I am at now. I just needed the right moment to do it.

But then I met Luke right when the moment presented itself. And we hooked up in the closet. And I have no regrets.

But I will have my revenge against Greco.

And I will give myself to Luke. One way or another.




MY REVIEW -


Whew! This book sure does get right to the hot stuff! This book features quite a few sexy times, which I think the author did a great job of writing. I appreciate this book for what it is, which is a book that doesn't dig too deep emotionally, but provides an entertaining, quick read. I really enjoyed the storyline, and would've loved for there to be more complexities to the story, and I almost gave this book a 3, but then I realized that this book delivered on what it intended, and that's to be a steamy read with a bit of backstory and plot, and I found that I quite enjoyed this read. The relationship between Luke and Elda was exciting, and I enjoyed both of them as characters; both are strong, independent characters, and I liked the connection that they build together. I do wish there were more of an epilogue, and some parts in the last chapters felt unnecessary, and the conflict was resolved way too quickly, and I would've loved for there to be a bit more suspense on that front. I liked that mafia aspect, but it felt a bit tame, and since this book says it's a dark romance, I was expecting a bit more darkness, but that I suppose is subjective. I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and the narrators did a pretty good job. The male narrator has a really nice voice, and the only thing that was a little weird was the Italian accent, but otherwise, he did great. The female narrator also had a nice voice, and I enjoyed her parts in the story. This book has wonderful sex scenes, interesting characters, and entertained me the whole time.

Review for Denying the Watcher by Kim Loraine - 5 out of 5!



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Five years...that’s all I have left,
then the Watcher will take control.
But not before I use him to get what I want.

It seemed like a good plan at the time,
until I found her.
She's meant for me.
Now I can't leave her.
I won't go.

Sariel demands I hold up my end of our deal,
Fight the Fallen.
Win the war between Heaven and Hell.
But she's the one I never thought I’d find,
I can’t let Sariel take me from her.
I need to make a choice--her or my soul?


MY REVIEW -

Another amazing book by Kim Loraine! I am so loving this series! Intense, hot, and passionate! This series is really unique, and the storyline for this series is so intriguing that I can't put the books down once I start! I'd suggest reading the first book before this one since there are characters from the previous book involved in this one, and the reading experience will be more enjoyable. Devin, a vampire, made a deal to share his body with Sariel, a Watcher, in order to regain his soul. Devin has 5 years to do as he pleases, but then Sariel is to gain control of Devin's body, the end of that 5 years is fast approaching, but when an unexpected person comes into Devin's life, he realizes he may have been hasty in his decisions, and is re-evaluating the deal he made, but he may not find it so easy to change the course he finds himself on. Devin and Willow's chemistry was hot, hot, hot! She's a feisty one, and keeps Devin on his toes. I wasn't in love with some of the games being played between these two, but I enjoyed their connection, and I enjoyed Willow backstory, and seeing how that was going to play out. It added some nice suspense to the story. The writing is wonderful, and really draws a reader in. I wasn't completely happy with a couple things in the end, but that's just because I want my idea of perfect for these characters. I still love this book, and am really looking forward to the next book! Sexy, interesting, dynamic read!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Review for Reign of Bone and Steel by Gwynn White, which is part of the Dominion Rising Box Set - 5 out of 5!



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Find the Science Fiction and Fantasy reads you’ve been craving! Whether it’s alien invasion or dark fairytales, heart-pounding galactic adventures or cyberpunk romance, Dominion Rising will satisfy with a thrilling mix of 22 BRAND NEW FULL LENGTH novels set in fantastical realms.

Sword and sorcery, far-flung galactic empires, alternative history, epic magic, slipstream futures: this collection of carefully selected, exclusive novels is sure to please and delight readers of speculative fiction.

Over five thousand pages packed with aliens, faeries, vampires, gargoyles, warriors, telepaths, space pirates, starship captains, hapless mercenaries, street urchins, robots, cyber-enhanced humans, badass heroines, and lost princesses. These award-winning, New York Times, USA Today and International bestselling authors have left no stone in the science fiction and epic fantasy universe unturned to bring you the very best escape from planet Earth.

All the novels are only available in the Dominion Rising collection, so grab a copy today!



MY REVIEW -

*So far, this review is only for Gwynn White and Erin St. Pierre's story, Reign of Bone and Steel*

Wow!! Loved this! The writing is really terrific! The story is involving and intriguing, and I want more now! Very unique, gripping story! Really cool and different characters! Caeda is a warrior, she helps protect her King and his kingdom, and she's one of the personal guards for the princess. In Caeda's kingdom, there is a Soul-Reaper that reaps the souls of the dead and then feeds those souls to a magical bone with a magical sword, and many foes want control of the bone and sword. I don't want to give too much away, but there is a lot of scheming going on, and Caeda ends up in a powerful, but dangerous position. Caeda is a really strong character, who uses her intelligence to solve issues, so I loved her! There's also some romance, which I really enjoyed, and found it wonderfully sweet! The mythology that White and Pierre created for this story is really cool, and the whole concept pulled me in! I really want to read the next book in this world, and I hope it's out very soon! Definitely reading more by Gwynn White, and this story is well worth the 99 cents for this boxset!

Review for Lost in Vengeance by H.R. Savage - 5 out of 5!



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Shifter Catrina Macintyre has roamed the wilderness of Alaska as a lone wolf for six years. Imprisoned in her wolf form by a promise to her mother, she seeks the opportunity to discover the truth about her parents’ murders. When an Alpha saves her and takes her to his pack, she has to decide whether he will aid her...or destroy her.

Killian Stone is the Alpha of Wolf Creek, determined to save what the Shifter race is quick to dismiss or kill: lone-Shifters. After years of disappointment, finding Cat was a relief. That is until the intriguing and challenging she-wolf reveals a past that could put his pack in danger.

Their undeniable attraction toward each other threatens to collapse Cat’s defensive walls. She’s torn between the hope of a future, and the lingering pain of her past. The truth may be more than either of them anticipated, threatening not only Cat, but the whole Shifter race.

Will Killian convince Cat to abandon her quest for vengeance before it destroys them all?


MY REVIEW -

This was really wonderful and great!! I totally loved this! The story feels so full and complete, and the story was interesting right from the opening scene! Lost in Vengeance has suspense, love, mystery, and H.R. Savage did an excellent job with wolf shifters; something I have read a lot of books about, but Savage's story felt unique and new to me. The story is intriguing, and the writing is top notch. Cat is a dynamic character, and at times I just wanted to shake some sense into her, but she's also strong. The romance is a slow burn, but once it gets going, woo! it's a hot one! Cat and Killian have some heat! Killian is terrific too, and when he turns on his alphaness, Ooo boy! that was some sexy stuff! I loved that both Cat and Killian already are part of the wolf shifter world, so that wasn't a problem for the two, and I actually would've loved if there were even a few more scenes with the shifters in wolf form. It's always such fun when the shifters are in their animal form. I even loved the complexity of the villains! I also listened to this book in audio form, and the narrator did a really great job, and I think she did a good job of bringing the story to life. I'll definitely be reading the next book in this series, and any other books by H.R. Savage!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review for Sound of Silence by Ali Winters, which is in the boxset Shattered Worlds - 5 out of 5!



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Escape into twenty-three epic worlds that will leave you breathless.

From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you’ve been dying to get your hands on!

This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today’s New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can’t be found anywhere else.


MY REVIEW -

*So far, this review is only for Ali Winters' book, Sound of Silence*

This story is super great! This story alone is worth the 99cent price for this boxset! Loved Ali Winters' writing, and the idea for this story is wonderful, and exciting! I was entertained through the whole story, and although I've read other alien invasion stories, this one felt unique to me! Raylinn, a teenager, doesn't quite know what to think when an alien race lands on Earth, but when she unexpectedly feels a connection with Jace, an alien, her feelings become more confusing, and when unexpected events begin to affect everyone, Raylinn doesn't know who she can trust. Raylinn has to go through some tough stuff, and she maintains her strength and composure through it all. I really enjoyed the romance in this story, it's really sweet and I enjoyed the connection between the two. There's some great suspense in this story, and I'm really looking forward to seeing more from Ali Winters in this world!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Review for Called by the Vampire Part 3 - 3 out of 5



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Maggie begins her public life as Kitty Kane, and it's everything shehoped for. People recognize who she is and her fans adore her. Maggie'slife would be a fairy tale if not for Alexander being on the other sideof the country and someone's curious mind -- her friend Lyndsey.

Lyndsey knows something happened the night of Matt's party to make her friendgroup suffer from the longest hangover ever, and she's determined to get to the bottom of it. But snooping in the vampire world hasconsequences, and they are far greater than she ever imagined.



MY REVIEW -

This is part 3 in this series, and the first 2 parts do need to be read first before this one. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, I loved the whole premise, and the mystery with the vampires was great, but I'm not feeling the direction this series is going in. Maggie, who I felt was a strong character in the first book is starting to get on my nerves with how much she doesn't use her intelligence, and the vampires are too stiff; I'm feeling like the characters are too one dimensional, I really wish they had more depth to them. These are really short reads, so I guess there isn't too much time to develop the characters, but being that this is part 3, I was hoping that would've happened, and I don't really feel the direction the author wants to go with the series. It's a bit scattered, this part of the story went off into a direction that takes away from what I enjoyed about the first part. Also, this part felt way too short, I finished and my first thought was that's it?, so the read wasn't quite satisfying. With that all being said, the story is entertaining and does have interesting moments that keep me reading, and I am curious to see where the story goes, so if the price is right I'd like to continue with the series.