Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses (Half Moon Hollow #2) by Molly Harper

A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses  (Half Moon Hollow #2) by Molly Harper
This is a paranormal romance (Rated NC-17)
 (Four Witchy Hearts)
Book Summary
Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.

Complication One: Her grandfather was Mr. Wainwright and the artifacts are lost somewhere in what is now Jane Jameson's book shop.

Complication Two: her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, who keeps turning up half naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn't need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially when he’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard—can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?
My Review
Molly Harper for me brings paranormal romance with wit and light hearted. It’s not heavy, yet there is always a solid story.
I wasn’t sold on Nola, the female lead in this one. I didn’t like that she was a cheat and didn’t think too much about it. I know in the end, it turned out that didn’t matter. Still, I like my character’s to have character.
I also figured out pretty soon what was up with Jed. Still the story was entertaining. And I will continue this series along with all the other PRN books this author writes.
Audio Review
Amanda Ronconi did a good job considering she had to do a Boston/Irish accent. Not easy. Add that to Jed’s. Anyway, I did enjoy her narration as always.
My book boyfriend Jed.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This Love's Not for Sale by Ella Dominguez

This Love's Not for Sale by Ella Dominguez
This is an erotic romance (Rated NC-17)
 (Four Tucker Hearts)

Book Summary
Written for mature audiences and contains kinky graphic sexual encounters & profanity, bondage & discipline, domination and submission, loads of steamy verbosity, and an alpha male that'll irk you, irritate you, then finally make you quiver, laugh and swoon.

I'll repeat: this book contains DETAILED SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS & PROFANITY! In other words, if your closed-minded, prudish, sexually inhibited, a hater of arrogant, filthy-mouthed alpha-males or easily offended, this book probably isn't going to be your cuppa, so move on... there's nothing to see.

For everyone else... I hope you enjoy my PROFANITY LACED, SEXUALLY GRAPHIC writing.

Erotic, touching and humorous.

Tucker: Arrogant, brutally honest, and fond of bondage and discipline.

Lilliana: Stubborn, opinionated, and impatient.

When the real estate mogul who is used to getting his way in all things meets the 30-something year old dental hygienist who has inherited a large tract of land, their chemistry and physical attraction to one another is undeniable. Realizing that Lilliana is sitting on a real estate goldmine, Tucker sets his sight on trying to obtain her acreage at any cost - even if it means deceiving her and buying his way into her heart. But Lilliana has no interest in falling in love or being pursued by a certain attractive yet arrogant alpha male interested in her property and she can't be bought.

Just when things are heating up and Tucker starts to fall for Lilliana, she discovers where his true motivations lie, forcing her to seek sweet revenge the only way she knows how - by giving in to his every fantasy and toying with his emotions.
My Review
Let me just say, I love this author. And I love her imagination and the places she takes me. So I’m on board with any book she writes and will be anxious to read each and everyone.
However, out of all the stories written by this author, I wouldn’t say this is my favorite. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try her out or read this one.
For me, this story reminded me of an age old plot overdone. Woman has land and someone wants it. Of course the guy will be all kinds of hot and somehow they will end up together. In fact, I think I read three books within a week or two of each other with the same damn plot. Maybe that was what was annoying for me.
The other thing was the main guy. Tucker. A known womanizer who’d been married three times. And he claimed to not have cheated on any of them. So to me that made him fickle in love. We got answers to this much later in the story, but for me it held me back from liking him.  Lily was a bit wishy washy but that didn’t bother me much. If a hot guy was after me hard like that, I think I might have that touch me, don’t touch me back in forth while my brain tried to work.
And the one good point is there is a twist to the plot that takes it from Harlequin Romance to Ella’s specialty of writing. And that’s a bonus.
Anyway, the story does wrap up well and explains all my questions by the time it’s done.
Overall, go out and try this author.
My book boyfriend Tucker.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

White Fire (Pendergast #13) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

White Fire  (Pendergast #13) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
This is an adult crime mystery novel (Rated R)
 (Three and a Half Cory Hearts)

Book Summary
Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who--with brutal precision--begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear. Her finding is so astonishing that it, even more than the arsonist, threatens the resort's very existence.

Drawn deeper into the investigation, Pendergast uncovers a mysterious connection between the dead miners and a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story--one that might just offer the key to the modern day killings as well.

Now, with the ski resort snowed in and under savage attack--and Corrie's life suddenly in grave danger--Pendergast must solve the enigma of the past before the town of the present goes up in flames.
My Review
This is a hard one to review. I really love this writing duo and have read 95% of what they’ve written together and own their own. I think I have maybe 3 or 4 books between them I’ve yet to read.
Still Life of Crows is one of my favorite books in the series. So to bring Cory back in a big way was awesome. However, it fell flat. One, Cory read like a girl written by a guy. It lacked the emotional impact and inner musing of your average girl. And we don’t get a sense that Cory’s is not a typical girl (at least how she’s written in this book) especially in romance because they tried to add some melodrama, it just didn’t work.
Second, they made Cory come off like how “most” guys feel about women. When it’s time for us to be smart, they think (and write us) like we’re stupid. I didn’t like Cory in this story. I didn’t like her decisions. I didn’t like that she wanted to find her independence and she thought she should step on others (Pendegast in particular). She supposed to be smart, yet every decision she makes in this story is stupid.
Everything that made Cory interesting was stripped from her in this story. The way she looked, the way she fought for answers, her wits, all gone. It was like she was a totally different character.
And since she is the primary character in this one with cameos by Pendergast, I didn’t like the story much. The mystery was interesting. But Cory killed the story for me. Such a shame as she was one of my favorite side characters in this series.

The rating although low really is a reflection against other books in this series. This book is still probably better written than some books outside this series I give five stars. But I can't rate this one five to compare to other books and give the impression it is as good or better than other books in this series.

Audio Review
Rene Auberjonois does a good job in bringing these characters to life. Personally I prefer Scott Brick reading the series. Nothing against Rene. He’s a talented narrator.
My book boyfriend Pendergast.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Dust (Kay Scarpetta #21) by Patricia Cornwell

Dust  (Kay Scarpetta #21) by Patricia Cornwell
This is an adult police procedural/thriller/mystery (Rated NC-17)
 (Four and a Half Killer Hearts)

Book Summary
Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she’s awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino.

A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy.

At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she’s covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don’t want the killer caught.

In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a �spectacle killer.” The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels.

With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise—and to thrill.
My Review
I think this novel was better than some in the past. Not that any of the stories in the series were bad, because they weren’t. This one just stood out a bit more. It was intense.
A lot was happening. Kay had to deal with this case and all the people in her life. She did some soul searching and I wondered if she and Mario might have gone there if not for other “things” getting in the way. You know like I wondered if maybe she wanted to have sex with Marino at one time. Anyway, it was interesting how she was questioning everyone including Lucy and Benton.
I love Benton in this one. He really stood out and made me believe in him more despite all the questions she created in her mind. Lucy was just Lucy as always. Sometimes Lucy annoys me. And I don’t like Kate’s (audio narrator) interpretation of Lucy’s voice. I miss the other narrator. I do like her other voices though.
I knew who the killer was going to be. I wish we would have gotten a clear answer about the boy's death. If you’ve read, you know what I’m talking about.
 Audio Review
Kate Reading does a good job in bringing these characters to life.
My book boyfriend is Benton.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (White Trash Zombie #3) by Diana Rowland

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse  (White Trash Zombie #3) by Diana Rowland
This is a New Adult Zombie novel (Rated NC-17)
(Three Zombie Hearts)
Book Summary
Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.

But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.
My Review
So I kept the ball moving from the last book and picked this one up to continue on. First I will say, with the ending in the last book, I was okay with Angel staying with Marcus. However, the author starts this book by throwing another monkey wrench into their relationship. My thoughts were that she didn’t want to deal with that aspect of the story, so she did something so that she can avoid the issue for most of the book.
I’m not a huge Phillip fan after everything he did to Angel. Angel who used to be such a fighter returned to her doormat status like she was with her old boyfriend Randy. (I think that was the stoner’s name).
I also felt like there wasn’t a solid plot in this one more like a jumble of events. Which is fine I guess in a series, but I was put off that Angel had to be a “special” Zombie. It was too cliché.
I was also put off by how Angel treated Marcus in the end. SPOILER~ SPOILER ALERT. After all he did and invited Angel to stay in his home with her father, she basically writes Marcus off at her own party. We don’t see them together as a couple. Instead, she’s think not about what it would be like to kiss Phillip but rather she inwardly says she would let him. Really. Your boyfriend is at the party and you’d let another guy kiss you. I was annoyed. She could be a little more gracious to Marcus. He saved her life and gave her a place to stay. And she wants to kiss another guy. I’m not saying she has to stay with Marcus. But could she be honest with Marcus and let him go first.
My Book Boyfriend Marcus.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie #2) by Diana Rowland

Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues  (White Trash Zombie #2) by Diana Rowland
This is a new adult paranormal fantasy novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four Zomtastic Hearts)
Book Summary
Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right--the zombie mafia.

Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower--and maybe a brain smoothie as well--in order to get through it without falling apart.
My Review 
This story is a continuation of book one set not too far after the ending. This story and series so far is technically well written with a fantastic audio narrator. I just had a few problems with the story.
Let’s start with the positives. The story although paranormal in nature really reads like a true life story. The romance is an extension of the character and not really its own plot. It’s just part of everyday life for Angel. Add romance isn’t all sweet every time. I can appreciate that.
My problem with the story is that every male character in this installment seems to be some sort of villain. I mean, none are good. They are mean, weak, bad guy, criminal, etc. There don’t seem to be any decent guys in this author’s world. That begins to bother me.
Other than that, I reserve judgment and will continue on with the series. I say give this one a go if you haven’t yet read.
Audio Review
Allison McLemore continues to do a FANTASITIC job. She really added to the story with her spot on narration. I will definitely look for more titles she narrated.
My book boyfriend Marcus.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie #1) by Diana Rowland

My Life as a White Trash Zombie  (White Trash Zombie #1) by Diana Rowland
This is a New Adult zombie novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four Need Brains Hearts)
Book Summary
Angel Crawford is a loser.

Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.

That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.

Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest!

Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.

My Review
I had on good authority that this was a fantastic read. And although I wasn’t blown away by it, it was a very solid read and a promising start to a great series.
One thing I really loved about this story besides the fantastic narration (I’ll get to that later). I loved Angel as a character. She wasn’t the shy girl that hadn’t blossomed. She was a girl down on her luck who needed a break. I loved that she stayed true to heart while bettering herself. I really enjoyed her outlook on life, totally realistic.
However, I did really peg who changed her. I had a choice between two, but I’d leaned towards the correct one with the other as a backup choice and I was right. Still, it had me wondering throughout. It also wasn’t as funny as I’d hoped. Still, solid read and I look forward to the next book.
<U> Audio Review</u>
Allison McLemore did a FANTASITIC job. She really added to the story with her spot on narration She really made the book that much more with her narration. . I will definitely look for more titles she narrated.
My book boyfriend Marcus.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sentinel  (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This is a young adult paranormal romance novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four and a half Aiden Hearts) 
Book Summary
It's a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.
My Review
This series has come a long way from its beginnings. And those of you Vampire Academy series lovers, give this one a try. The beginning may give you a strong feeling of that series. However, this book by the end of book two becomes and stands on its own. I only give you that warning so you don’t give up. It’s really good. And Aiden is just… heart stoppingly one of the best book boyfriends out there.
I actually prefer this series over the author’s Lux series. However, I’m a fan of both. This book continues with the journey that Alex is on and brings it to its ultimate conclusion. I must admit I was a blubbering mess by the end of the book.
The only problems I had were the damn interruptions. And if you follow me, you know I hate that as a tacit authors use to create angst. JR Ward does it to no end. And Rachel Caine does it too. I hate it. HATE IT.
The other thing was the romance in the story felt repetitive at times. Other than that, there was a lot of great action, lots of answers and resolutions, and a successful conclusion to the series. Personally, I wish it would go on.
Anyway, my book boyfriend AIDEN.
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews

Gunmetal Magic  (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews
This is an adult urban fantasy novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four Bouda Hearts)
Book Summary
The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories…
After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…

Includes a free bonus: a Kate Daniels novella, "Magic Gifts.
My Review
Okay, so this book is not narrated by Kate. Andrea leads the charge, which is why this novel is numbered 5.5. It is a full novel and not a novella.
I had some basic gripes. The first is I get so sick of the story line where a guy moves on and has another girl and the girl he left sits back and pines over him until he comes back. It’s just not realistic to me or maybe my personality says that weak. Pick up your shoulders and go find someone else to parade in front of him. Make him jealous, not sit back and whine about him moving on.
I won’t say that totally happened in this story, but you’ll have to read to see what I mean.
The other problem with this one was the believability. I read this so long ago, I don’t remember all the details, but my notes say, that the god storyline didn’t fly. The fact that I don’t remember this one that well says a lot. The action was good, but it’s not quite a 5 star because the story as a whole wasn’t memorable.
My book boyfriend is Raphael.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Becoming Sir by Ella Dominguez ~ Blog Tour ~ GIVEAWAY

Becoming Sir  by Ella Dominguez ~ Blog Tour ~ GIVEAWAY
This is an adult romance/erotica novel (Rated NC-17)
(Five Dominant Hearts)

Book Summary
Sawyer's story from The Art of D/s trilogy.

Warning: Contains detailed sexual encounters, BDSM themes, oral, anal, ménage and profanity. Not for the closed-minded, prudish, sexually inhibited, easily offended, or faint-hearted.

Reliable, trustworthy, loyal to a fault - Sawyer is the kind of man other men want to be; a real man's man. But behind the facade of a his tough exterior and deadly silence hides a strong, tortured man with dark secrets. Always content to be in the shadows, now is the time of his sexual awakening.

When Sawyer realized that there were women who unabashedly wanted to be dominated and controlled, and there was a world that embraced such things as domination and submission - everything seemed to fall into place. Tired of pretending to be someone he wasn't and suppressing his dominant tendencies, he takes the leap into the world of BDSM under the guidance of his friend and mentor, never to look back.

But the dark past and his heinous actions are hard to forget and even more difficult to leave behind. Will he be able to move forward and become the man he yearns to be?

This is Sawyer's journey into becoming Dominant, Master, Sir.

My Review

I love a story told from the guys POV. But more importantly it has to be done right and sound like a guy and not a guy written by a girl. This is one of those winners. In this book, we get the alpha male that is Sawyer. His reluctance into the D/s world is intriguing. You’d think an alpha guy would have it easy. But he doesn’t.
I also love that this book made me question who Sawyer would choose. This was the reverse of the typically love triangle. And although I chose differently, I wasn’t at all unhappy with his choice.
And damn if this story doesn’t have its scorching hot moments. All I can say is Isa and Sawyer. And yeah, you’ll just have to read to find out.
This book encompasses all that I love about this author and can’t wait for more.
My book boyfriend Sawyer.



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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In the Firelight by Sibylla Matilde

In the Firelight by Sibylla Matilde
This is an adult romance/erotica novel (Rated NC-17)
(Five Mountain Men Hearts)
Book Summary
***** Mature Content, Sexual Situations, Adult Situations, Strong Language *****

She found him on a snowy night. He sparked her desires and inflamed her dreams.

Independent and feisty, Shea Madison has a tussle on her hands. Living in and loving her quiet little corner of Montana, she’s fiercely determined to fight a real estate developer trying to turn her quaint little mountain town into a touristy ski resort. So, when an outsider shows up to study the effects on the area, she instantly attempts to sway his impression… even if it means a little harmless flirting with the enticing visitor.

Rhys Weland’s charade has one purpose—to bring the locals around to the idea of the resort, primarily the ringleader, Ms. Shea Madison. Embroiled in his deception, he’s stunned by the feelings she draws from deep inside him. Her integrity and sincerity quickly have him second-guessing his twisted morals. Her spirit arouses his soul. Her sensuality steals his breath.

In the dark of the night, in the warmth of the fire, the passion smoldering between them combusts. But just when it all seems to make sense, one small stubborn mistake shreds the fragile bond between them. Will an impetuous act reignite their flame, or will their love vanish like sparks in the air?
My Review

I loved this author’s first book Little Conversations. So, I couldn’t’ wait to get my hands on this second one. Although the books are completely different, this author has a way with mountain men that make me Swoon.
 This book is a standalone, so you don’t have to worry about any cliffies. I won’t give the story away except to say that all you feel good story lovers this one’s for you. While this isn’t all paradise and flowers, this book certainly deals with one man and one woman.  Their struggles against a pull they feel for one another and the secrets one of them hides, is the ride you get on when you open this book.
And let’s not forget the hotness that comes from this author. *swoon*
Pick this book up, I have a feeling you won’t be disappointed.
My book boyfriend is Rhys.
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Wild (Wild #1) by Adriane Leigh

Wild  (Wild #1) by Adriane Leigh
This is an adult romance/erotica novel (Rated NC-17)
(Five Wild Hearts)

Book Summary
An independent woman, a controlling man, and one wild one-night stand…

Kat Kennedy moved to the rugged coast of Maine to start a new life, but encountered much more than she bargained for in dark, dangerous, and seductive Lane Wild.

Desire and temptation smolder before she succumbs to her darkest fantasies with the captivating stranger. She doesn't expect to see him again after an explosive one-night stand leaves her breathless and craving more, but just like lightning in the darkness, he shows up in her life at the most unpredictable moments.

A sensual game of cat and mouse ensues before the attraction between them reaches a fever pitch—the magnetism combustible, the sexual tension nearly unbearable—and Kat finally abandons inhibition and explores the cunning, selfish, and sexual side of a world she's never known.

They have the perfect non-relationship—passion-fueled nights with no strings attached—until life gets real and the past and present collide in a dangerous storm of lust and obsession.

 My Review

How would I describe this book in one sentence? Two people not interested in anything permanent find it impossible to tug against the magnetic force of one Wild night together.

That about sums it all. No, really, this book was so hot, I found it hard to hold my ipad to read it. Well, maybe that’s because I kept putting it down and attacking my guy. Poor thing, NOT.

What I loved most about it were the questions that kept creeping up and making hard to put it down without answers. While I figured some out early, others I didn’t. And overall, I kept guessing until the end.

If you haven’t read this author, she’s a must if you like your book hot and spicy. She delivers every time.

My book boyfriend is Wild.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014


This was an interesting year.  See all the way below for a sample of the books I read. This list is based on books I read and not when books were published.

Having read over 200 books this past year, it was tough to come up with my list this year. So again, I have to go with those guys that just stuck with me after the story was over.


Aiden from Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I haven't yet put up my review. So I'll add the link later.

Protective, sexy, all around nice bad boy you'd ever meet, lol. (I keep changing the guy, I can't decide)



Flynn from The Pleasures of Summer by Evie Hunter

Jack is smoking hot, dangerous, super protective, and determined. Yum.


Gansey from the Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
(different picture than in my review)

Smart, trust worthy, always has your back, hot and all around good guy.


Brian from the Sinners on Tour series by Olivia Cunning

Hot sexy, rock star, sweet, kind, loving, everything a girl dreams of


  Jake from Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Loyal, hard worker, true, sexy, smart and more.


 Evan from Reason to Breathe (series)

Stand up guy who has a heart of gold. Caring and extremely hot.



Sam from the Rapture Trilogy by Phillip W. Simpson
Selfless, dedicated even when faced with unbelievable odds, Worthy!
Tears are springing to my eyes at the thought of this guy.


Will from the Inferno Devices series by Cassandra Clare

Bay boy is his middle name by unsung hero is his game and I'm totally in love.


Blake from Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

Mild manner, misunderstood, brave, loyal, trustworthy guy. Love him.


Soren, Zack, Wes, Griffin, Kingsley, etc from The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz.
(Zack shown)

Heartbroken, adventurous, hard working, sexy sexy Zack


JACK from Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

OMG! He's now my #1 YA guy beating out Dimitri *sigh*
HOT alpha sexy Cajun French speaking piece of eye candy. DAMN


HORSE... YUM... Enough said.
(not original picture from review)

If I were giving a list of TOP READS from 2013, it would be...
13. Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
12. The Pleasures of Summer by Evie Hunter
11. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
10. Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
9. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
8. Sycamore Row by John Grisham
7. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
6. Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde
5. Apocalyse by Phillip W. Simpson
4. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
3. The Original Sinners Series by Tiffany Reisz
2. Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
1. Fault In Our Stars by John Green

HONORABLE MENTIONS not on either list
(in no particular order)
Tragically Flawed by A.M. Hargrove
Eden-East & Switch by Janelle Stalder
Dweller and Country series by David Estes
Velocity by Amelia Gormley
Witness by Nora Roberts
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Dreamscape by Christie Rich
Cross My Heart by Krystle Jones
Crimson Dawn by Amos Cassidy
Centaur Rivalry by Nancy Straight
River Recruit by Charlotte Able
Wild & Mourning After & Lace series by Adriane Leigh
Toxic Secrets by Jill Patten
Little Conversations by Sibylla Matilde
Art of Control series by Ella Dominguez
Broken Truth by Beth Ashworth
Laura Meets Jeffrey by Jeffrey Michelson
Frost Burned & Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
Shooting Stars by H.D. Gordan
Sun Poisoned by Nikki Rae
Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall
Dark Desires After Dark by Kresley Cole
Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
Anything He Wants (Castaway) series by Sara Fawkes
Epiloque by C. J. Roberts
Black Ink by Holly Hood
Fire with Fire by Penelope King
The Rising & Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
Sample of all the books I read in 2013

Return to Poughkeepsie
Beautiful Bastard
I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas
Gabriel's Redemption
A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses
This Love's Not for Sale
White Fire
In the Firelight
Night Owl
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues
My Life as a White Trash Zombie
Gunmetal Magic
Broken Truth
Sycamore Row