Friday, September 28, 2012

Bouquet Toss by Melissa Brown

Bouquet Toss by Melissa Brown
An adutlt contemporary romance novel (Rated R)

 (four and a half fast beating hearts)

Book Blurb
Ever since Daphne Harper graduated from college, all of her friends have fallen in love, become engaged and walked down the aisle. Be it a blessing or a curse, Daphne (a hopeless romantic and perpetual single girl) catches the bouquet at every single wedding she attends. 

Daphne’s love life is a mess. Her first love, Mayson, haunts her heart and keeps her from pursuing happiness with any man who comes along. As she struggles to move on from the one who got away, Daphne wonders if she will ever break her curse and find her happily ever after.
 My Review

When you start this one, you might get annoyed with Daphne. And that is okay. There is a reason for everything and just continue on. This story may annoy some like me because it reminds you of how you were once stupid over a guy. One who made you do things out of character just because you wanted him. So push on.

I have to say, I hated Mayson, loved him, hated him, and well, I won’t say anymore. Then there was Tanner and I was like, why not? Then he was just too perfect for words and I said, you know what they say about too good to be true. And there was Evan. And I was like hell yeah.

Okay, so I can’t say anymore without spoiling the story. It’s a romance story that although there is a HEA (happily ever after), it was a hard fought road to get there. The author does a good job of not lets us know for sure who she should end up with. And I should clarify, there isn’t a love triangle at least not for Daphne. There is a progression of events where different men end up in her dating life. Normal, so no worries there.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. In the end, I couldn’t have been happier with her choice even though I changed my mind several times throughout the story. That shows a great author when she can swing you her way.

My book boyfriend, Tanner

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Crash (Crash #1) by Nicole Williams

Crash (Crash #1) by Nicole Williams
A mature young adult contemporary romance novel. (Rated R)
(Four amazingballs hearts)
Book Blurb
Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.
My Review
This is being compared to Beautiful Disaster. And I can see why. However for me, this book fell slightly short of that height, but I certainly enjoyed the ride it took me on.

First let me say, Jude, our guy here is the real deal. I think he may be the first real bad boy in a YA series I’ve ever read. A lot of bad boys talk the talk and walk the walk. But they don’t have the criminal record to go along with it, lol.

There were a lot of twists in this book that I so predicted wrong. I think the author took pleasure in making us believe one thing and doing another. Well played. The drama that unfolded in this book had me riveted. Almost a five star but not quite.

My problem started in the beginning when I thought Jude’s dialogue was a bit old for his age. However, I take that back. After reading the whole book, I can see how he got that way. Doing time can change a person, lol.

I almost forgave it, but found the last twist towards the end although a shocker a tad bit unbelievable. Fate can be a bitch, but I’m not sure I buy that one. However, it worked. So I’m not going to take too much away from this one. I’m so looking forward to the next in the series. Yes, Clash is out. It will be my next for fun read.

Overall, certain well worth the price of admission. I was thoroughly entertained.

My book boyfriend, Jude.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Star Dwellars by David Estes Cover Reveal

OMG!  This book is the second in the Dwellers' series.

Let me just say, I've read it & it is just as amazing as the first. 
The Star Dwellers Synopsis:
After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the star dwellers.

Amidst blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way amongst the star dwellers, while he accompanies Adele's father to meet with the leaders of the moon dwellers and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.

Will Adele be able to rescue her mother and make it back to the Moon Realm before the President and the sun dweller soldiers destroy her family?

Can Tristan convince the moon dweller puppets of the error of their ways?

Was Adele's lost kiss with Tristan her one and only chance at love?

In her world there's only one rule: Someone must die

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. He´s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table

Author of the Evolution Trilogy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4)by Kresley Cole

Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4) ~ Kresley Cole
This is an adult paranormal romance (Rated NC-17)
 (four and a half delicious hearts)
Book Blurb
Her breathless kiss haunts him...
Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed--until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

His slow, hot touch is irresistible...
Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

No deed is too wicked for her seduction...
If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul--or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

My Review

This series has a lot of characters and I could remember if this Mari was the one he spoke of in earlier editions. But anyway, what a ride this was. I had a soft spot for Bowen when I first met him. I was waiting for his story.

This could have been so predictable, but somehow it wasn’t. Yeah, I knew the HEA was coming but I meant who we got there. The tension between the two was awesome and well played by the author. I have to admit, I was also kind of rooting for the demon king. Boy I was wrong there. And there was the demon’s brother Cade.

Okay, let me get back on track. This was a hot sweaty ride n the jungle. Can I be lost? Pretty please. Damn if I did get caught up in this one.

It also helped with the audio version. I think this is one time where the audio really added value to the story.

Audio Review

Robert Petkoff was the narrator in this one. I think he one gets a lot of credit for my enjoyment of this story. Although his female voice sounds forced like a guy trying to sound female, he all but makes up for it with his role of Bowen. His Scottish brogue was a turn on from the beginning. Wow, just wow. All his guy voices were incredibly sexy.

Overall, I likey a lot. Although this could possibly be read as a stand alone, I wouldn’t suggest it. There is just too much going on with character from previous editions, that you would miss out some.

Anywho, My book Boyfriend is Bowen.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Wrong Bed, Right Guy (Come Undone #1) by Katee Robert

Wrong Bed, Right Guy (Come Undone #1) by Katee Robert
This is an adult contemporary romance novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four sexy heart because my heart couldn't stop beating)
Seducing Mr. Wrong has never felt so right...

Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she’s been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he’s completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother’s matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan—buy some lingerie and climb into her boss’s bed. The plan goes brilliantly…until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead.

Bad boy nightclub mogul Gabe Schultz just had the best almost-sex of his life. Too bad the smoking hot blonde thought he was his brother and bolted before he could finish what they started. Though her holier-than-thou attitude puts a serious damper on his mood, Gabe’s never been one to give up on something he wants. And he wants Elle. But does a man who lives on the dark side really have a chance with a proper lady?
The set up of this book is a familiar one, but somehow this author made it her own. I was nervous in the beginning, but I hung in there to enjoy the ride.
One thing that I really liked was that Elle seemed real. She didn’t cave but she didn’t play coy either. It was the perfect mix to have me on the edge waiting for a HEA that was sure to come.
Gabe is the perfect guys. Part bad boy, part prince, and he was certainly worth reading about. He was a bad boy in a nice way, loved that too. I hate jerks and he was not.
This is a really cute story with WTF moment in the beginning, angst in the middle and a HEA in the end. What more can you ask for in a contemporary romance novel. I can’t say more without giving away the plot. But do I recommend, YES.
Overall, I really liked this one and found a book boyfriend worthy of my top guys.
My book boyfriend Gabe. (Gabe is more inked up, but you get the picture)
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

HOLY MOLY! Cover Reveal of OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Talk about a cover! DAEMON!

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

Follow this link to an ~~~ EPIC CONTEST ~~~ Announcement. You will want to bookmark th
is page!
USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

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Howl by Cynthia Rayne

This is an adult erotica novella (Rated NC-17)
Book Blurb
To escape madness, Scarlet Rhodes made a magical pact to serve as a blood slave and sexual plaything to Hayden, a powerful vampire. But while Scarlet is a treasured pet, she has never captured his heart. When Hayden bids her to sexually service a handsome werewolf named Rand Stamper, she finds herself falling for him. In and out of bed. Rand has come to Fairfax Manor to secure the southern hunting grounds for his pack, but finds himself distracted by the vampire’s blood slave. Their passion is undeniable, and he has the urge to take her with him and make Scarlet his own. Seeing his sexy human slave with the swaggering wolf awakens feelings for Scarlet Hayden wasn’t even certain he was capable of anymore. But he can’t blame his pet. Despite the unfamiliar feelings of jealousy, he finds himself drawn to the sexy wolf also. If he plays his hand right, in the end he might be able to keep Scarlet and the werewolf for himself.
My Review
This book was a short hot ride to yummy town. Don’t be surprised that by the length. Just enjoy the quick gratification of a HEA.
This book starts things off with Rand, our delicious werewolf. He is the lover of our group. And he falls hard and fast for our girl Scarlet in more ways than one.
Then there is Hayden, our wicked vampire. He is the bad boy of the two and long lived, he is skilled in all areas of love making.
Between the two Scarlet will have her hands full and so will they. YUM.
The insta love I will forgive considering this is an erotica novella. And two hot alpha males makes up for most of it. I wanted to insert myself into the pages, lol.
If you are looking for something fast, fun, and leave you breathless or looking for a quick bite, here it is.
Click link to add it to your Goodread's Booshelf ~ Howl
My rating….
(Four sexy hearts)
My book boyfriends are Rand and Hayden. Why choose?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Within The Shadows (A Shadows World #1) by Julieanne Lynch Blog Tour

Within The Shadows (A Shadows World #1) by Julieanne Lynch Blog Tour
This is a paranormal romance (Rated NC-17)
Living on the razors edge, Giselle Burgman's life is torn apart by her cheating boyfriend. Little does she realise that he is the least of her worries when her long term friend Alex introduces her to his family and a new, darker world. A world of lies, deceit and corruption. Thrown from one problem straight into another, the razors edge gets thinner and sharper, testing Giselle's sanity and vitality. Not even she can hide when living within the shadows.

This story is not for the faint of heart and has several disturbing scenes in it. I figure the author was trying to make a point how these days it seems like a dream if we were to meet up in real life with a vampire. There is nothing in this story to point to that scenario. Some might find this book refreshing because it is so different in that respect than all the others.

Giselle is a girl I tried to sympathize with. However, she’s a fighter at times and at others she gives into easily. Then there is the whole insta love creepy factor. I don’t care for insta love. Added to that, who she has an insta love with is just creepy.

In the beginning I was unable to stop turning the pages. Then I got to the point where I wanted to give up. But again, thinking that there is a point to all the “creepy” factors in the story, I finished. And I must say, I will probably read the next one because I’m curious where all of this is going to go.

My book boyfriend is Marc. There is just no other choice. (I couldn't find out his hair color, so forgive me)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

EDEN~WEST by Janelle Stalder Blog Tour - Interview & GIVEAWAY on this Stop!

The first book in the series is
Book Blurb
Trapped within the cruel world of hormones and bullies, fifteen-year-old Aiden is convinced life has more to offer him. His instincts are proven correct on the night he is awakened by a voice calling to him from outside his window. As he sleepily peers into his yard, his eyes slowly focus on a woman who says she is there to take him to Eden. Aiden is about to fulfill the life purpose he never knew he had.

It is in Eden, a land on the brink of war, where Aiden will finally learn to trust himself and those around him. Accompanied by Wolf, his sidekick Logan, and the beautiful archer, Elisa, Aiden is soon thrust into a battle to save Eden. Meanwhile Elisa, the only girl in the King's Army, is in the midst of her own struggles. Betrothed to a man she has no intention of marrying, Elisa is caught between the need to prove herself and her desire for true happiness. And now that she has met Aiden, she is more confused than ever.

In this action-packed fantasy tale, romance, adventure, and intrigue surround Aiden as he learns just what he is capable of when he discovers confidence and courage.
NOW for the REASON for my POST.
Book Blurb
New beginnings, new conflicts, and new adventures arise in the second installment of the Eden Series, Eden-West.

Months after his initial journey to Eden, Aiden is learning to cope with his own transformation. His social status has changed, his friendship with his best friend Ethan is in jeopardy because of it, and worst of all, he has heard absolutely nothing from his new friends in Eden. What has become of the world he fell in love with? Are his friends safe? Is the war over? With no answers, and no hope for contact, Aiden decides to focus on his life in his world.

Just as he makes this decision, he encounters a familiar bright light and thinks he knows exactly what it means. Except the light isn’t at all what he expects and neither is the person behind it. When Aiden returns to Eden, it is to a whole new part of that special world, and a whole new set of adventures.

Weeks after Aiden was returned to his own world, Elisa is sent to Nysa, the revered Southern city, to retrieve the one thing she’d rather avoid – Wolf. Captain Turk instructed her to get in and get out - but that is easier said than done. When she finds her missing friend, she also stumbles upon a great deal of trouble. This trouble goes by one name – Markus, the leader of the Sun People.

Follow all your favourite characters as they ready themselves for battle and fight for a world threatened to be destroyed.
What do I have to say about this series.... EVERYTHING!
This author is amazing at weaving a tale with multiple POVs.  I had a hard time choosing who I cared to read more about.  She’d change POVs and I would curse but at the same time I was happy to get back to the POV I was now reading.  It takes a special kind of author to write magic like she does.  And it was pure magic.  I think I’m here biggest fan!!!!
So, if you haven’t read this series, do it.  This is a fantasy novel at it's very best. You can say that Aiden is the central character but there are so many more.  It’s hard not to love them all even the supposed evil ones.  It’s a fantasy based story.  It’s setting is current times and a fantastical place in another realm.  Sounds confusing, it’s not. Janelle Standler makes it effortless.  You won’t even be confused with any transition whether place or POV.  Most of the action does take place in the magical world known as Eden.
Not to give anymore away, I have to say READ this one.  Especially if you like fantasy.  Even if you don’t, you should give it a try.  It’s one of those reads that will easily become and awesome exception for you if you normally don’t read this genre.
Overall, AWESOME.
(Five hearts because I'm so in Love with this series)
My book boyfriend is Callum and Wolf.  What can I say, I love them both.  But since I have an interview with the sexy Callum....
We will focus on him....YUM! I have to warn you how ruggedly handsome he is. (okay hopefully he didn't read that)
Hello, I'd like to thank Callum from Eden Central, I'm mean Eden North to talk to us.
Thank you for having me.
1.  First, I'd like to ask, what did your brother, Jameson, do so bad that you are fighting with him now?
That’s a loaded question. If you had to grow up with Jameson as your brother like I did, you’d understand my view. I wouldn’t necessarily say that I am fighting Jameson personally, although I do have my issues with him. What I’m fighting against is the High King; it just happens that he is my brother. My father’s betrayal and decision to crown a man that is less qualified than myself is the driving force behind my anger. My problem with Jameson himself is that I think he is irresponsible, undisciplined and immature. He’s not a King. I’ve been around him long enough to know that he can’t take anything seriously. He’d rather be playing with his soldier friends than dealing with the real issues in the Capital. I spent my youth learning what it takes to be King, and that was taken away from me.
2.  During this journey you met a young woman you've become enamoured with.  What will you do if she chooses to go with her brother over staying with you?
I respect Rose enough to honour whatever decision she makes. Her only family left is her brother, and I know how much he means to her. Do I want her to go? Honestly, no. Do I have a choice? Again, no. I promised her the opportunity to leave, and I don’t go back on my word.
3.  Was Brutus more of a brother to you than Jameson?
Absolutely. I might have spent my entire youth with Jameson, but we were always polar opposites. Where I was serious and a hard worker, my brother was flippant and absent around the palace. Brutus understands me. Both of us are dedicated men to our causes. We believe in strict rules and abide by them. I can sit with Brutus and know that he is listening and will offer me sound advice. He is wise where Jameson is not. Perhaps Jameson has grown since the time I spent with him, who knows, but Brutus was there when I needed him and Jameson was not. 
4.  What will you do if you win this war?  How will you handle your brother if he is still alive?
I will become High King when I win this war. I will show the people of Eden that I should have always been King, and I will restore order and peace to the land. My brother will not be alive. It can only be one of us – him or me.
5.  If there is a choice between winning the war and saving the woman you love, what will you choose?
I’m not sure how to answer that. This war has been my life’s purpose for a decade now. I’m not sure if anything could turn me away from the path I have chosen.
Thanks for stopping by Callum.  We hope to hear more from you soon.
*smiles* It was my pleasure.
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Delusion in Death (In Death #35) by J.D. Robb

Delusion in Death (In Death #35) ~ J.D. Robb
This is an adult set in the future police procedural novel (Rated NC-17)
4.5 out of 5
Book Summary
It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . . .until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics gives its report, the mass delusions make more sense: It appears the
bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive anyone to temporary insanity—if not kill them outright.

But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror—or why. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne. . . .
My Review

Reading this series, I feel like I’m home. This genre is my first love. It mixes sci fi with crime thrillers. I love this series just so much.

I wasn’t blown away by this one, nor was I disappointed. It’s hard to create the romantic magic of the series early on when things were a mystery. At the same time, the crime mystery part was really interesting.

It was a solid read and I kept reading on through and look forward to the next one. Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb does an amazing job with her cast in crew in the series. I could only hope this would reach tv series status assuming it was cast well.

Overall, I liked it. I love Roarke and for those who haven’t read, get to it.

Audio Review
Susan Ericksen does this series proud.  I love her voices for the main characters.  There were a lot of side character so some of the minor, minor character began to sound the same but it was forgivable.

My book boyfriend, Roarke. (My book husband I should say. After Christian Grey that is, lol)

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Cut & Run (Cut & Run #1) by Abigail Roux

Cut & Run (Cut & Run #1) ~ Abigail Roux
This is an adult m/m romance crime mystery novel (Rated NC-17)
4 out of 5 stars
Book Summary
A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case. Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work after his case blows up in his face. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does. But when he's paired with Special Agent Zane Garrett, it's hate at first sight. Garrett is the perfect image of an agent: serious, sober, and focused, which makes their partnership a classic clich: total opposites, good cop-bad cop, the odd couple. They both know immediately that their partnership will pose more of an obstacle than the lack of evidence left by the murderer. Practically before their special assignment starts, the murderer strikes again this time at them. Now on the run, trying to track down a man who has focused on killing his pursuers, Grady and Garrett will have to figure out how to work together before they become two more notches in the murderer's knife.
My Review
I’m a big crime/thriller/police procedural genre reader. I’d hoped that his book would mesh that love with my growing love for romance novels. And what I got was an interesting romance novel and a lack luster mystery.

So, I knew the killer at Hello, but that is just me. I’ve read these types of novels from the best. In the end, I don’t think that was the real point of this novel or series. The point seems to be how these two clicked and came together.

Characters – We’ve got two guys. I think they are both bi, but Zane didn’t seem so much bi as Ty did. Zane claimed to sleep with women, but I didn’t feel it. Anyway, for the most part I enjoyed the two. And let me confess, I didn’t enjoy Ty bottoming. It again, just didn’t feel right. However, I do think it added to his character development to let loose and give up control.

Overall, it was a fun, cute, and predictable read. I will continue the series if nothing more to see where the author could possibly take it. It feels like we’ve had our HEA and I won’t be reading for the crime side of things. So my curiosity will have me reading at least the next one.

My book boyfriend is TY.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Diary of a One-Night Stand by Alexandrea Weis

Diary of a One-Night Stand by Alexandrea Weis
This is an adult contemporary romance (Rated NC-17)
4 out of 5 stars
Book Sumamry
Resilient and practical, Kara Barton has continually strived to live a respectable life. She went to college, embarked on a promising career as an attorney, married a great guy, and always appeared to be the perfect wife and mother. But all is not what it seems, and the troubling past Kara has been running from her entire life is about to catch up with her. Urged on by her insecurities about growing older, and desperately wanting to feel one more night of passion, Kara agrees to share a tryst in a hotel room with a sexy business associate, Scott Ellsworth. But Scott wants more than one night together, and Kara quickly discovers it is impossible to resist him. Soon Kara finds herself transformed into the kind of woman she vowed never to become, and the secure world she has struggled all her life to build begins to fall apart. Kara Barton is about to find out how a one-night stand can change everything.
My Review
I don’t like spoiler reviews but in this case I can’t really talk about it without giving spoilers. So check out my Goodreads’ Quick Review for a non-spoiler review.

From the first pages, I thought I was really going to like Kara. Here she was confident and everything I’d want to be at her age. Then I found out the truth. Kara was married. I was repulsed. As the story unfolded I tried to find fault in her husband to justify her actions and really found none. She’d made her bed, so as far as I was concerned, she should lie in it.

In walks Scott. And I wanted to believe that he was everything he portrayed himself to be. But after the ball, unlike Kara, I knew what he was and didn’t understand why she didn’t see it. She was a lawyer. She could smell a lie, yet she didn’t get it. After advice from professionals, she went with her gut.

The end surprised me. And not so much the conclusions she came to but the circumstances behind the light that dawn in.

I read the majority of the book straight through, stopping a few times. The reason it wasn’t a 5 star because I could put the book down if I wanted to. 

Overall, very entertaining. This was another book like the one I posted yesterday that is a complete cluster fuck on the part of the main female.

My book boyfriend Cal. (And I never doubted him from the beginning to the end of the story) However, I will give you both Cal and Scott.




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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cover Reveal of Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista

What a coverThis is so pretty.  Kate Evangelista recently became one of my
favorite authors.  I just read Taste.  And I will be first in line to read this one.
Book Blurb....

Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.
At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?
can't wait....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Giveaway of a Paperback Copy of Onyx by JLA and Cover Reveal of AOM by S.D.


On of my favorite authors posted the cover of her next book Angel of Mercy.  And because I'm a slacker and didn't finish a book to review today, I'm taking the opportunity to post her new cover.  Isn't it pretty.

This is the third book in the series. 
The others are
Beg for Mercy
Waiting for Mercy
No Mercy (novella)
All by Shannon Dermott
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Life of the Party by Christine Anderson

Life of the Party ~ Christine Anderson
This is an adult romance type novel? - (Rated NC-17)
5 out of 5 stars
Book Summary

Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Taylor can't wait to be free; free from high school, the shadow of her perfect older sister, and her disapproving parents. The rebellious party girl has a perfect accomplice in best friend Riley, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks who scores them drugs, booze and under-age entry into the only club in town. But then everything changes. A traumatized Riley suddenly decides to give up the party life, and a wide-eyed Mackenzie meets Grey Lewis, a broodingly talented, gorgeous older man she falls instantly in love with. Though Riley warns her to stay away, the aspiring rock star's body and ample drug supply are too tempting for her to resist. Previously inseparable, Riley and Mackenzie go their separate ways.

When summer hits, Mackenzie has new friends, a new apartment and new drugs to mask the pain of Riley's absence. And of course, she has Grey. But despite the fierce, consuming passion they share, the mysterious bad-boy always leaves her guessing. Is Grey really a good guy? Or was Riley right about him all along? Mackenzie's in too deep to care. Unable to curb her mounting addictions, before long the lust-for-life teen totally loses control. She forgets Riley, forgets life, forgets everything but Grey and their next hit.

But luckily for Mackenzie...Riley has never forgotten about her.

My Review

With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, I say this book was amazing. No disrespect, but this book was like a drug and I was hopelessly addicted. I read through the night. Even though this book was long, I read just to get my next fix of each and every word. There were highs and lows, and none of it mattered as long as there was another page to read. I don’t know what more to say but thank you to the author for this amazing read. I'll be thinking about it for days to come. GREY!

Okay, this book left me shaken after reading it. It was so emotional for me, I couldn’t read another book for several hours just to get it out of my system. And I think that is what makes the difference most times between a 4 and a 5 star book for me. Those that I can’t stop thinking about or give me an emotional response when someone mentions it, that is a 5 star read if I’m choosing between 4 and 5.

The characters in this story are hard to like. The moral code for these characters is almost non-existent. I don’t have to like the main character to enjoy the story. In this case, I did like her just not her choices. This was a long road that only seemed to get worse it seemed at times as the story went on. Yet, I couldn’t tear myself from the pages.

As for Riley, he didn’t do it for me. He seemed to lack what Grey had. Staying power. Grey just got under my skin and I couldn’t get him out. Riley just kind of rolled off me. I liked him I guess for all he did, but liked him less for all he didn’t. Grey although probably, on the surface was the worst choice for me, just did it. There was a bit of insta love going, but not enough for me to take away cool points.

Be warned, this book will probably make you cry. Even though it’s been like a week since I read, my eyes are being to water just thinking about this story. I’m such a sap.

Overall, some people may not like the ending or rather how things were resolved. I have strong beliefs so it didn’t bother me much. And since the majority of the book wasn’t preachy, I won’t get into what that is. If you like Beautiful Disaster, Thoughtless, Easy, Reluctant Dom, or Poughkeepsie, you will probably like this one although the moral code is awful here.

My book boyfriend, Grey.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Endure (Need #4) by Carrie Jones

Endure (Need #4) by Carrie Jones
This is a paranormal fantasy novel (Rated PG-13)
4 out of 5 stars
Book Summary
It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.

Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.
My Review
It’s been a while since the last installment of this series and I’d forgotten just why I love Carrie Jones. This author has a sense of wit that may not make you laugh out loud all the time, but certainly you will chuckle inside. This one was a satisfying conclusion to this series.

I was all Team Nick through this series and found that I really didn’t like him much in this one. I think time heals old wounds because I find myself liking Astley even more than I had before. By the end, I was torn and neither choice would have bothered me much.

A lot was going on her and Carrie Jones kept us busy that it was hard to recognize that this was the finally book. By the end, I found myself needed more of a HEA. It just seemed to happen. So I guess it was the ending that changed my rating from a five to a four. But I wasn’t totally disappointed. Overall, this was a good book, a good series ended and a good series. So if you haven’t read, you should.

 Audio Review

Julia Whelan narrated this one. She did a really good job overall. If I had one complaint, it would be her choice of voice for Nick. It took some getting used to. But at least all the characters sounded unique adding to the experience. She also did an awesome job with the accents.

My book boyfriend, Astley.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

To Russia With Love (Countermeasure Series #2) by Chris Almeida

To Russia With Love (Countermeasure Series #2) by Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey
This is an adult mystery/thriller/suspence (Rated NC-17 for the sexiness of it all)
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Summary
In the second novel of the COUNTERMEASURE SERIES, Trevor and Cassandra Bauer are starting a new life across the pond where they continue their search for Trevor’s parents while he still works as an NSA consultant. When George Miller, his best friend, comes across what looks to be a new piece of information on his parents’ case, they embark on a new adventure following a digital trail to Saint Petersburg.

They are encumbered with the task of infiltrating a Russia Mafia's stronghold and recovering stolen files in exchange for that new clue. As they dive in the job, Trevor becomes bound to a Russian mafia crime lord. What started as a simple data file recovery turns into a dangerous game of cat and mouse deep in a world of betrayal, hidden identities, and secret agendas.

Cassandra will do anything to keep Trevor safe. When everything goes FUBAR and she finds herself on the run, her sole focus is finding Trevor even it if means she has to depend on those who might not have their best interests at heart.

Stephan Connelan, Brennan Enterprises' CEO and Trevor's Parents' friend, has fought his desire for Jessica Forrester since the day they met at Trevor and Cassandra's wedding. Events in his past stop him from giving in to temptation, a temptation that would cause them both regret and hurt. But how long can he resist something so powerful as his attraction for the little vixen who has crowded his thoughts for months.

Jessica knows what she wants. Their age difference won't stop her from having the man of her dreams. She is determined to find a way to reach the heart he has locked away behind high walls. Little does she know that her greatest obstacle is Stephan himself.
My Review
If anyone was to look at my book shelf, they would think some form of romance was my favorite genre. But I have to tell you, they would be wrong. My first love in reading is mystery/suspense/thriller/crime/police procedural.

And this series just makes my list. What we have here is a mix of all I love including romance. I couldn’t ask for more. I loved the first book and I loved the second.

This book takes our duo team to Russia to aid in the endless search for Trevor’s parents. We also get a great cast mix with different POV’s that take place to add different elements to the overall story without distraction.

The writing, the plot, the overall appearce of the novel even in eBook fashion is stellar.

And even though I saw the writing on the wall for Jessica when she went to Stephen’s office and well, anyway, I still enjoyed the enfolding of the story. And I felt myself drawn to that storyline a lot despite I was right about every twist along the way. The Nelson thing was a bit creepy. I wanted to say stalker much. But I like how things ended there.

Overall, a really good read and one you should read yourself.

My book boyfriend is Trevor. But I’m going to give you Stephen because I gave you Trevor already.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Taste by Kate Evangelista

Taste by Kate Evangelista
This is a paranormal romance novel (Rated PG-13)
4.5 out of 5
Book Summary
At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans. When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn't realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.
My Review
When I saw the name Demitri followed by boarding school, I thought VA and I got nervous. Let’s just say, you won’t be thinking of that series for very long. My only complaint about this book is that it ends and there doesn’t appear to be a series to follow.

It was a good reading week and this book was no different. I swallowed it whole hoping it to never end. For a semi-love triangle, but not really, I loved both guys. The characters were intriguing. Even Phoenix who didn’t seem to have a care for her life grew on me.

The world building was interesting and a fresh twist on what some would call the walking dead, lol. But I won’t say anymore and let you read to find out yourself exactly what I’m referring to.

The storyline wasn’t wholly unique yet, I was still drawn to continue reading through the night. Which is always a good thing. There is a unique twist to the story. One that is the absolute reverse of many stories. Again, I hope I’ve intrigued you enough to go pick up this one. I really like it.

Overall, do I recommend. Heck yes! Pick this one up. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

My Book Boyfriend is Demitri.

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