For those who have been following The Phantom Paragrapher, you know I have been making my way through the Shadow Falls series and they have just gott For those who have been following The Phantom Paragrapher, you know I have been making my way through the Shadow Falls series and they have just gotten really good and I have to admit that this third book - Taken at Dusk was my favourite by far. At the start of Taken at Dusk, we met Kylie's adopted grandparents or were they ? As something strange is happening and at place. Then a few random ghosts have started to appear and one in particular looks like she has had a brain injury and can't remember who she is , or she knows is that she isn't the person whose grave she is buried in and she feels connected strongly to Kylie. This would have to be one of my favourite parts in the book, when Kylie discovers the true and actual identity of the ghost who could not remember. Something scary will happen though in this book as Kylie is given the warning that someone lives and someone dies and all she knows is that it is a Vampire who will be killed - the thing is she is close to three vampires - Della - her roommate , Burnett - Holiday's semi-lover and the FRU representive and Ellie - Derek's ex-girlfriend. The one thing though about this series that does annoy me is the fact that none of the girls can choose or grow some balls as to say and pick who they love and want to be with as we have Holiday , Miranda and Kylie - yes - there is a still an ongoing love triangle between Kylie, Lucas and Derek. Readers - we finally discover what Kylie is in this book :) That was my ultimate favourite as we have been umming and aahing the last two and a half books. Stay tuned readers as I bring to you the fourth and final book in the inital Shadow Falls Series. If you love Supernatural Teen Fiction , then Shadow Falls is the series for you to devour like a werewolf or suck dry like a vampire....more
WOW another amazing written book that sucks readers in right from the beginning, but to be completely honest - by now whenever I see the above authors WOW another amazing written book that sucks readers in right from the beginning, but to be completely honest - by now whenever I see the above authors names on any books - they are an automatic read as I know that they will be amazing as the author never falters - no matter what pen name she writes under she is amazing and all her titles should be read. The Nines however was in a whole different category of it's own. This book was truly amazing and heartbreaking at the same time , it made me sick to my stomach but also curious at the same time. It made me smile but it also made me cry. The book starts out with an accident and nightmare and then flips ahead where Roxie Bailey is at College and away from her past . She is trying to start new and fresh , but what happens when the one person she is attracted to turns out to know her past and that in a way wants revenge for the person who hurt him and that person is closer to Roxie than anyone actually realises ? The second storyline of this book which is the wow factor touched on in the story is the issue of secret fraternities that have rape rooms and gang bang drugged out girls and what's worst is that girls accept the invites to the societies as its a status symbol. Another thing was that the guys in the fraternites are ones who cannot be touched due to wealth and rich and powerful parents. After reading this book , I actually went on Amazon and purchased one of the reference books that was talked about in The Nines Bibliography as this is a real issue that happens within the universities in America "Scary Huh".... In a way the ending of this book was as much of an happy factor as the story was going to get as it is a powerful and emotionally charged read. One though that I would personally recommend to everyone to read, though this is not a story for the faint hearted....more
Growing up Milo was close and best friends with Colton who was also best friends with her older brother Jason , the three of them were inseparable an Growing up Milo was close and best friends with Colton who was also best friends with her older brother Jason , the three of them were inseparable and as Milo got older she started to fall in love with Colton. Her world shattered the night of her high school graduation party when Colton used the words "she's like my sister" . Milo's heart broke in half that night and she left and went off to college , avoiding coming home when she knew Colton would be around as she couldn't stand to be around him. Four years pass and her older brother is getting married in the weekend , so Milo has come home to help with the wedding preparations. This week though will be mayhem and chaos as we discover Milo isn't exactly graceful and her family are really out there and definitely say what they mean. Milo and her family were one of my favourite parts of this book , I read it and was like OMG I want a family like this. During this book , we have a few storylines. The main one being the relationship and the lead up between Colton and Milo whose ending will surprise you as I did not see the story ending on these terms and scene. We have Jason and Jayne who are getting married this weekend but as the week unravels , readers discover that Jayne may not be who she says she is as true colours are revealed. We have Max who is Milo's college best friend - he pretends to be her boyfriend and a bit more during this week , so she can make Colton jealous. Near the end of the book, we meet Max's older brother Reid who was Jayne's ex-boyfriend and of course Grandma who reminded me of Grandma Mazur from Stephanie Plum novels and Milo's parents reminded me of the parents on the film Easy A ( Emma Stone character's parents). So , readers if you want a fun and crazy ride of a New Adult Romance to read , then The Consequence of Loving Colton will quench your thirst and keep you satisfied...more
Working off to pay her tuition Jo Hart works as a stripper and does the occasional private dance , but for one customer she goes the extra mile each wWorking off to pay her tuition Jo Hart works as a stripper and does the occasional private dance , but for one customer she goes the extra mile each week and in a dark room , they go at it like bunnies and get into some hot and heavy roleplay. She has only heard his voice and seen him in a semi-light. The next scene switches over to her and she is running late to class, she arrives and then her professor turns around and their eyes met and they are both stunned as he is her client from the club - this part of the story reminded me a little bit of the Ezra Fitz and Aria Montgomery meeting in the Pretty Little Liars series where they hook up in the club and the next day, she is sitting in class waiting for their new English teacher which turns out to be none other than Mr. Ezra Fitz. As the story progresses along , we read as her two lives still continue in and out of the club and the relationship with the teacher continues even when he brings another date to the club for some wholesome action and viewing. What will happen though when Jo gets the shock and readers get the twist of a lifetime as we read the last chapter and new characters are revealed as well as answers that make readers understand the male characters personality throughout the novel.
If you love erotic romance , teacher/student relationships and stripping , then the Forbidden Trilogy is the series for you. I will finish though on the note that this book ends in a cliffhanger, so if you are not one for those type of endings - it may to hold till the rest of the trilogy is published before reading the book....more
All Dakota has wanted was to get into the Rhode Island Art School and join her friend who is at Brown and her boyfriend whom is currently at Rhodes ,All Dakota has wanted was to get into the Rhode Island Art School and join her friend who is at Brown and her boyfriend whom is currently at Rhodes , but what will happen when the day she gets her acceptance letter - she also gets an email from her best friend to say that she and Dakota's boyfriend are now dating . Dakota is really hurt and feels betrayed, considering that her boyfriend didn't even have the decency to break up with her first or give her the heads up. During this time , Dakota thinks that maybe she should take a gap year to Barcelona and at the beach decides to put a message in a bottle.
Jack is off to Julliard when the new school year starts, but at the moment he is busy hanging around home as he has been homeschooled the past few years , when he spots Dakota. He feels that he must get to know her and there is something magnetic about her that drives him wanting more. When he picks up the bottle she chucked into the ocean , he decides to pretend to be a Spanish guy called Alejandro and begins writing to her . Soon enough Jack as Alejandro starts to fall in love with Dakota and vice versa , but what will happen when the real Jack meets Dakota and they start to have fun and she finds her heart torn between Jack and Alejandro ? What will happen though when she discovers the truth about Jack and after feeling betrayed already by her friend and ex-boyfriend - will she be able to forgive Jack and move on or will this push Dakota over the edge and Jack will instead lose her forever ?
Find out in this teen romance story with a Cyrano take on it , The Truth about Jack by Jody Gehrman....more
Remember those stories when there is a girl who is head over heels with her best friend who is a male and he is the type of guy to sleep around and noRemember those stories when there is a girl who is head over heels with her best friend who is a male and he is the type of guy to sleep around and not be in "relationships" , the type that is often commitment phobe until he realises that he is really in love with her as well and then they tend to live HEA for now anyway, Blue Streak by Jules Barnard is one of those books and due to being a novella it is a quick read for those short spanned reading bursts throughout your day. For as long as she can remember Nessa has been in love with Zach and she is used to him having a different girl each week, but she has finally reached her limit and is ready to snap and move on as if she can't be with him, then really why bother ? The thing is though that Zach has a dark secret , when he was younger he started having an affair with his mother's best friend and now circumstances about his mum's death have come to light and it seems that the woman he has been having an affair with might be involved. Can Zach finally free himself from Alexis and open himself up to Nessa ? Is this their time to fianlly get their HEA ?
Find out in Blue Streak by Jules Barnard :)...more
In Him we had Will's story and in Her we had Sarah's and now in Book #3 we witness them together in Them. The couple who were childhood friends and thIn Him we had Will's story and in Her we had Sarah's and now in Book #3 we witness them together in Them. The couple who were childhood friends and then sweethearts are now married and trying for children of their own as Sarah and Will want nothing more than to have their own little brood running around. What will happen then when after several tries to get pregnant , they start to worry that something maybe wrong ? Sarah and Will head to the doctors for tests and it seems that there is a reason why Sarah hasn't been able to fall pregnant , is it something that will be able to be healed or will they have to look at the adoption route ? Will is a school teacher and one of his students Logan has taken to Will and they have become close, what will happen though when tragedy strikes Logan's family and he is left all alone - will Will and Sarah step up and accept Logan into their family ? As the story goes on we read the relationship and closeness of Will and Sarah and I loved their relationship as no matter what happens they are such nice people and have this awesome connection. Near the end of the book , a miracle happens and Sarah falls pregnant but what will happen when she starts to have complications during birth ? Is this the end of the HEA for Will and Sarah ? Will he be left as a single dad ? This part of the book had me tearing up as I had fallen for both the main characters.
If you have read Him and Her , you must read Them. Also though this is Book #3 , you can read it as a Stand-alone novel as it is quite easy to pick up on the storyline and background story.
**spoiler alert** First off , I have to say that I loved this cover and the title drew me to the story as I love the word "Serendipity" it has this ro**spoiler alert** First off , I have to say that I loved this cover and the title drew me to the story as I love the word "Serendipity" it has this romantic and happy feel to the word. Reading this book I was in two minds as I wanted to love it as it was a great story about second chance romances which I am a sucker for , but the thing that I hated was the characters backgrounds and stories didn't set right with me. We have Nate who is engaged to a girl he has been with for two years and really he shouldn't be marrying her as he felt "the pressure" to say Yes. I wanted to say "man up" to Nate as if you don't want to marry her , then dump her - don't play with her heart as that makes you not a very nice guy. He is off in New York for an Architect's conference and is out running one morning through Central Park - this made me smile as I remembered the time I was there in December 2013. Out running he spots a gorgeous woman and he doesn't stop as he's like I'm engaged and you are thinking good on ya mate. Then later he heads with a friend to the Starbucks which if you know New York , there is literally one on every corner and to his amazement is the girl whom we later discover is name is Julia. He talks to her and then again, reminds himself he is married - he can't have her and we are still thinking - what strong morals you have to resist temptation in front of you. Third time around , he is at the Hotel and who does he spot in the bar but Julia and it is discovered he can't hold onto his morals and they sleep together - at this stage I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOO you gave into temptation. The pair of course do their thang and sleep together and then he wakes up the next day and tells her it was a mistake which leads her to tears. They go their separate ways only to have them met again weeks later as she is the new desginer for his architecture firm and I have to say he goes all jerky and basically accuses her of stalking him. Of course the rest of the book they have this forbidden yes/no romance and back and forward chemistry and they finally do get their HEA as they come to the conclusion that all their meetings were really serendipitous moments and that when something like this and situations occur , you really should go with your heart and not let it pass you by - which this part I did love.
Therefore , I shall part with the last words of if you mind cheating and love a HEA then this book is for you but if you aren't keen on jerks , then this won't be the read for you....more
Do you have a thing for firefighters ? Loved the TV Show Chicago Fire ? JC Emery has envisioned both Hot Guys and Firefighters together to bring us re Do you have a thing for firefighters ? Loved the TV Show Chicago Fire ? JC Emery has envisioned both Hot Guys and Firefighters together to bring us readers a new series called The Ladder Company. In Book #1 we meet Melanie Kincaid who by all means is a society trust-fund rich girl but deep down she would rather wear jeans and a tshirt and have fun than spend a single moment with all the other rich socialites and Jameson Hayes who is a seventh generation firefighter and doesn't have time for distractions which hot girs falls into that category especially when he has big shoes to fill as being a firefighter runs in the male bloodline of the Hayes Family. The two meet at a benefit in which Jameson's older brother is recieving an award for via Jameson's younger sister who happens to meet Melanie while in line for the toilet and as we witness just like any event - the women's line is always ten times longer than the males - it's one of those event unwritten rules that if you are a female and have a desire to use the toilet - you will be waiting a looooooonnng time. These two would make a perfect pair but of course , Jameson is also already taken by a girlfriend he isn't even sure he loves anymore. As the story goes on , we read as this tension -chemistry filled relationship/friendship spurs between Jameson and Melanie and he better get in fast as it seems that Melanie is the new "hot thing" for the Hayes Brothers and if Jameson doesn't step up his game then he may be left standing in the shadows. Of course what's a good story without a twist and OMG moment when the town is struck by an arsonist and it seems that he wants Melanie for himself and is willing to go to lengths to get her - even if it means hurting those around her . What's a guy gotta do to win the girl ? He better hurry and put out the flames and woo her otherwise it might be bye-bye to a romance of Melanie and Jameson.
Find out all this and more in JC Emery's new book "Fall For Me".
A Great Fix for all those that yearn for a Firefighter of their very own....more
Every now and again you come across a book that is a bit odd to read and you wonder what you are reading and what is going on in between the pages. FoEvery now and again you come across a book that is a bit odd to read and you wonder what you are reading and what is going on in between the pages. For me that was Clearer in the Night. The book from the outside looks just like your ordinary New Adult romance , but within the pages tells a different story and a different genre that what I was expecting. At first we learn that Cait's sister and dad died when she was younger and I assumed it was to be another New Adult tragic story and that she was a high risk as her friend Shan was always watching over her and keeping her out of trouble. Then the book got weird pretty quickly, when she kissed a guy and could hear his thoughts. At this stage I thought Ok, she has an ability and started to wonder if since she seemed to like sex alot was about to discover she might be a succubus but then the scene changed and she was running for her life from a creature. Turns out that Cait is in fact a werewolf and she has just developed the changing and transformation and it's time for her to be put down by Eli. So we have Eli who is a supernatural hunter and Wes - whom I assumed was also a werewolf. The majority of this book is a love triangle and learning developments between Eli, Wes and Cait. Then near the end of this book - the sister whom she thought had died was really alive all this time and Cait learns about the truth of her Dad and sister's disappearance and why they have been hiding all this time. Turns out the Wolf gene is genetic and one of the sisters were bound to inherit it. Later we also discover that Wes has a dark evil side which gets him kicked to the bottom of my list of nice guys and that his relationship and connection to Cait goes deeper into her family than she realised. This book is good if you love Supernatural novels and also if you are wanting a book that you can sit and digest and this is perfect if you have enough time on your hands to savour each page as it does take a lot for your head to get around and understand as well as connect the dots....more
Have you ever had something terrible happen to you , that was out of your control ? Something that lead you to have a fantasy about that action years Have you ever had something terrible happen to you , that was out of your control ? Something that lead you to have a fantasy about that action years later, no matter how much the actual situation destroyed and damaged your life ? From author Lilah Pace comes a New Adult Erotica in which the main characters have Rape fantasies. Each have experienced the situation of Rape - one way or another. For Vivienne , when she was thirteen she was raped by her older sister Chloe's boyfriend whom as we discover later on in the book is the reason she fell out of touch with her family as he is now her sister's husband and the father of her niece whom she adores. For Professor Jonah Marks , he first witnessed his mother being raped when he was younger by his stepfather and being forced to watch has developed to what he is today. Vivi's sexual fantasy is that she dreams of being raped in all scenarios and Jonah's is that he dreams of being the rapist. When these two meet, it seems like their problems are solved as they each satisfy the others needs sexually and emotionally as well as physically of course. What happens though when the lines start to blur and these two start to develop the feelings of love which neither of them believed that they could possess ? Normally I am not keen on reading this type of novel as it shows Rape in a way that both parties asked for it and that for them they like it which in my book is not a subject that she should be toyed or played with as a sexual fantasy. However the way that Lilah Pace tackled the subject and the writing style made this book easy to read and one that lingers in your thinking and was enjoyable nonetheless. ...more
After the little photo scandal that the Darrows concocted , Grace Colton is back on top and running alongside Shep on the presidency campaign with herAfter the little photo scandal that the Darrows concocted , Grace Colton is back on top and running alongside Shep on the presidency campaign with her behind the scenes boyfriend Jared as her campaign manager. What will happen though when Grace discovers that her whole political aspirations may very well be flushed down the toilet when she discovers that she is pregnant with Jared's baby. This could be the worse time for her to get pregnant, right in the middle of a campaign she has spent the last seven years building up to and having everyone rely on her and having a baby when she doesn't even know if Jared wants a family or the commitment. It seems though that this campaign, will push everyone to their limit when family secrets are leaked , people are pushed and prodded to their limits and all those skeletons that everyone had thought were locked away tight in their closets have been unleashed. In The Phoenix Campaign race , it really is every man and woman for themselves as only one set can be chosen to rule. As far as Politics come , when reading about them you don't want the book to be boring and Heidi Joy Trethaway's series is anything but . So readers, if you love contemporary romances , politics and a bit of grit and getting down and dirty then Heidi Joy Trethaway's series "The Phoenix Campaign" is for you....more
When I first heard about this book, I had in mind that possibly a child had been born a serial killer but what lay written in the pages ahead of me w When I first heard about this book, I had in mind that possibly a child had been born a serial killer but what lay written in the pages ahead of me was a story that would leave your brain thinking OMG what am I reading and how did that happen ? This was definitely one of those weird mindbeinding stories. The story starts with Dr. Mary Katherine McHale who works in an old people's home and is a widow. We learn that she has dark desires of killing through her dreams and that she has something down in her basement that makes growly noises , we start to wonder is she keeping a person down there or an animal ? Over the course of the book we also read as a few of the patients pass away and discover that they were euthanised by Dr. McHale as she has dreamed about their killing. This starts readers wondering whether she is the psychopath monster with the identity of a sweet little old lady who has been a nurse most of her life. In the second half of the novel, she leaves her job and opens her home up to senior care and has a few clients, one of them in particular - a grumpy man seems to be on the list for nearly getting killed. During this part , we start to wonder if the good ol' Doctor is manic bipolar with dark personality disorders and then slowly the dark hidden truth of the "Monster Born to Us" comes into light which we learn is a story that spans thirty years and it will tie in with what's hidden deep in the basement. If you are wanting a dark suspense story with a psychological twist to it , then check out A Monster was Born to Us by Red Carma ....more