MINI REVIEW: Twice Tempted was exactly what I expected it to be. Vlad brought sexy back, the Prince of Darkn...more**Originally posted at ReadingDiva's Blog
MINI REVIEW: Twice Tempted was exactly what I expected it to be. Vlad brought sexy back, the Prince of Darkness was no different in this book, his arrogance and unrepentant attitude came back with a vengeance.
I liked how their love and care for each other grew exponentially, Vlad kept his feelings hidden but not without letting it show little by little. I think that both character grew in many ways. Leila was more confortable with her power and she was also a lot more confortable about showing her love for Vlad. I can’t say I am a big fan of women who are always nagging at a man for their lack of affection and so on, but there were times when Leila had a point. Vlad on the other hand kept his “I am the Price of Darkness and I don’t do the smoochie stuff” attitude while protecting those he cared about including Leila’s family. I think the story was exactly what I expected.
There was action, betrayal and hot love making. There isn’t another vampire like Vlad, his power and his attitude made Twice Tempted a sexy and sensual read. I recommend it if you are a fan of strong and sensual vampires who are not afraid to kill with the same passion as he makes love.(less)
REVIEW: When I saw this book was available for grabs in NetGalley I almost screamed. I am a big fan of L...more**Originally posted at ReadingDiva's blog **
REVIEW: When I saw this book was available for grabs in NetGalley I almost screamed. I am a big fan of Lara Adrian and I can’t wait to read her books. Edge of Dawn is the latest book in The Midnight Breed Series.
The story of Mira starts 20 years later after the world discovered that humanity has for centuries shared the world with Vampires. The turmoil and problems started with Chase’s story and the roller-coaster of events that followed from there didn’t stop. For the past twenty years, the breed has been fighting for survival and for a peaceful existence. Their troubles didn’t end with the death of Draco, on the contrary, his actions set off a domino effect that would bring death and loss to the Breed and humanity alike.
Now that vampires are part of the world they have come to form part of society and part of all the forces such as military & political. Lara Adrian creates a world in which human and vampire fight to co-exist while evil lurks in the background plotting and twisting fate. After we saw the results of Chase’s capture and Draco’s death, I didn’t know what Mrs. Adrian would bring to the table to keep the series interesting and going, and my god she didn’t disappoint. We know Mira to be just 6 – 7 year old when the knowledge of vampires got out, as a child, Mira was fragile and vulnerable, 20 years later she has proven to be a valuable addition to the fight for justice and survival. She is tenacious, strong and agile.
Mira is the first woman to become captain of a team; she is all around a kick-ass heroine. Having to prove herself in the field, fighting comes easy to her, and that’s why I enjoyed her character so much. The drama in this book is non-stop; the revels have found ways to kill vampires all around the world. Increasing their targets and finding ways to bring uprising and hate in the human world against vampires. Now, the threat to the breed in general comes in form of a high tech weapon. The creation of a weapon which was not intended to kill vampires but its technology was perfected to do just that.
The action is non-stop and the tension between some characters is high. Kellan, who we know lost his family and came to live in the compound, is now one hot breed male. His friendship with Mira started the night he arrived at the compound, and the moment she tried to help him after being attacked by rogue vampires. Their relationship develops and they became more than friends, everything was going well until Kellan’s…HA I am going to leave that hanging there.
This book is intense, there are plenty twists and turns. There is a plot for total elimination of the Order, a plot to take over the world, and a plot to develop a technology that could eliminate the breed nation as a whole; all of these things and the tension between Mira & Kellan make Edge of Dawn my favorite Paranormal book for January. There are lies, deceit and betrayal; there is also love, friendship and understanding making Mira & Kellan two of my favorite couples.
Readers will be kept at the edge of their seat, and by the time they are done they will not have any nails left. We get a glimpse of everything that has happened since First Dawn (when humans learn about vampires) and readers will be glad to learn about what has happened with other characters such as Tegan, Lucan and Niko. There is a lot going on in this book and be prepare for the steamy scenes between Mira and Kellan. You may need a glass of cold water or just a cold shower. Keep a fan handy because you will lose yourself into these two characters. If you thought Chase love story was intense, Mira and Kellan are perhaps the hottest of them all. Young love, intense, hot and passionate. I loved it!(less)
REVIEW: In the past, way before I started blogging I enjoyed books and stories of paranormal, especially if the...more*** Originally posted @ SinfulReads***
REVIEW: In the past, way before I started blogging I enjoyed books and stories of paranormal, especially if the stories included succubus and incubus, I think I liked them because of their naughty nature. However, I have noticed that there is never enough development on their character and story. Their characters are always lacking in substance. However, after reading Starved For Love, I am happy to see the curse has been broken.
Starved For Love is the story of succubus Pia Blyton. Pia is in her mid twenties; she has a spunky personality, she is loved by her family and she believes in marrying for love. Unfortunately for Pia that is also a problem. As a succubus Pia knows that love is not an option, in order for her to survive she has to maintain an array of lovers so she can draw energy from her sexual encounters.
I have read succubus stories in the past, this one is quite different because unlike the other stories I read, the succubus is the main character. I enjoyed Pia, I liked her character, but I have reservations about her maturity. Though fascinating, her story felt awkward at times and even predictable. The story was entertaining but it dragged a little.
Though the story didn’t include any real action, the development was based on Pia’s journey to find the perfect man for her, one that she could love and establish a family like the one she grew with. The author did a nice job introducing these characters. One of my favorite was the vampire Zur-Sin. I would’ve liked to read more about him especially after learning he was Pia’s reason for being alive. I think the story is sweet, it just lacked development on certain characters but it also gave in-deep information about Mia’s struggles with her nature, men and love.
The story has hot and steamy sex scenes; they are descriptive enough to make the reader sweat. The male characters are extremely hot. There is an array of men in this book, from a hot and extremely sexy incubus and shifters to big and bad vampires and demons. This story has all the elements to make an enjoyable sexy paranormal read. However, be warned that you will not find a lot of drama or action. The story is based on Pia’s struggles with men and love. It is enjoyable, but do not expect kick-ass action.
Review: Cynthia Eden has a knack for writing great stories. Angel Betrayed is book # 2 in...more** Originally Posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog - Rating 4.5 of 5
Review: Cynthia Eden has a knack for writing great stories. Angel Betrayed is book # 2 in her Fallen Series. The story and characters are great, it isn’t often I enjoy angel stories but she has done a really good job creating a compelling plot and interesting characters.
As an angel of death, Sammael (Sam)’s job is to watch, watch how innocent people die. His job is to only take the souls without interference. He gives them peace after their suffering but he has gotten tired of just watching, he now has to do something to stop it. But his actions cost him greatly.
Sam is a fallen, and he has adjusted to his new life. He has adjusted quite well; he has created a reputation among the “others” and that serves him well. I can’t begin to say how much I enjoy reading about Sam. He is sin at its best; the angel is hot, smart and a total badass. His uncanny way of handling his “business” is what has kept him alive for the main purpose of making his brother pay.
Seline is a succubus and she has set her eyes on Sam. She knows the angel is dangerous but she can’t help feeling attracted to him. Her plan is to get Sam to fall for her so that she can win her freedom. Everything goes well until she starts falling for the enemy. The chemistry between Seline & Sam was instant. From the moment he saw her, he knew he had to have her. Seline enjoyed Sam’s attention what she didn’t know was that she would get more than she could bargain for.
I enjoy these characters, they are witty and funny. Their interaction & dialog was entertaining and felt real. The action was entertaining and made this read even more fun. There is plenty of sex, and tension between these two characters. There ingredients for a great series is there, love, action, kick-ass angels and awesome villains. I am looking forward to reading Book #1 of the series. We are given a taste of the relationship between Nichole & Kenan and it looks like their story is awesome. I am looking forward to reading it the next book.(less)
Review: Wicket Nights is the first installment of Gena Showalter’s new series Angels...more~ ~ * Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog- Rating 5 of 5 *~ ~
Review: Wicket Nights is the first installment of Gena Showalter’s new series Angels Of The Dark. Showalter has a knack for writing awesome paranormal romance. Her ability to create these fantastic characters and world doesn’t fail to amaze me. I enjoyed this new addition to her list so much I can’t find words to describe it. This series is just the perfect start to what promises to be another amazing series. What makes this book awesome? Quite a few things if you ask me. Sorry no spoilers!
The plot, when you have angels fighting evil there is a whole different level of action. Bring into the mix sexy angels and already smoking HOT demons. This story brings together a repertoire of characters that will put you on the edge of your seat. If you follow the LOTU series you are in for treat. Yes, there is plenty of drama, plenty fighting, plenty killing and saving, sacrifices and promises. There is love, there is kick ass heroes and a stubborn heroine whose struggles made her who she is, a kick-ass woman waiting to kick evil’s ass.
The characters, oh there is so much to say starting with Zacharel the unyielding and feared angel. His personality is awesome, he is sexy, strong, trustworthy, and a fierce warrior. He sees no difference in evil, demos and humans alike. A demon is a menace and for him a possessed human isn’t any different. His actions catch up to him though. Zacharel is the type of hero I enjoy reading about. He is strong yet understanding, he is ruthless yet tender. Anabelle is fierce in her own way, she had suffered more than many person would be able to withstand, but those struggles have made her hard, but haven’t break her. She is strong, intelligent, sweet but behind all that hardness there is tenderness. She is awesome and the perfect mate for Zacharel.
Another awesome character is Thane, though Showalter doesn’t go much into his development we are able to get a hint of his importance in the series. We don’t get to see deep into his character, but he can certainly make an impression on the reader. His actions & his alliances make him the man he is. Koldo, oh Koldo, I can’t wait for his story next. He is such a mystery. His origin are confusing, his reasons are troubled and his future is shadowed. I equally loved all the other characters, they were all introduced nicely, not many details but just enough to spark curiosity. Their importance was noted and they added the necessary spark to keep the story interesting. This is definitely a page turner and one that you will not be able to put down until you are sated and until the last page turns into a blank.
If you are a fan of Gena Showalter you are in for a treat. Wicked Nights is the beginning of what I hope will be another awesome series. There is love, forgiveness, redemption and betrayal. I loved everything about this book; I am thankful to have read it before its release. I can’t thank Gena Showalter enough for giving me the opportunity. Awesome read highly recommend it. (less)
Review: Covet is one of the hottest novela I have read in th...more~~** Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's blog - Rating 4.5 of 5 **~~
**It contains spoilers**
Review: Covet is one of the hottest novela I have read in the paranormal genre and it is not going be the last. Felicity Heaton knows how to make it hot and sensual. Covet is the story of Javier and Lilah a vampire and a human slave. Though the story is short is it one that could almost leave you hyperventilating.
The plot is entertaining, Javier felt enthralled by Lilah’s beauty from the moment he saw her. The story flows easily and it is fast paced. The conflicts, the drama and the character’s chemistry is well thought and developed.
(view spoiler)[ She is an owned human, Javier. I had hoped that Snow was wrong and he did not smell her outside his room, and he did not smell you on her…but you reek of woman and sex. (hide spoiler)]
The scenes and dialog are enticing and quite graphic. If you are weak of heart I suggest you do not read this book, unless you want to experience sweats, hot flashes and a sudden need to take a cold shower. This is a very hot read, I am looking forward to reading Crave.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
The Immortal Rules is an awesome mix of The Road & The Passage and I am Legend. No, I am not comparing, that isn’t the case. What I am trying to say is that the world Julie Kagawa has created is one that tests human nature to its limits and brings out the best and worst of humanity.
This story has awesome characters, fantastic plot and an outstanding writing style that will leave you craving for more. This isn’t your typical vampire love story; if you are looking for a Bell/Edward sort of situation, this isn’t the book for you.
This story is set in a post-apocalyptic US where humans have succumb to a virus that have threaten to destroy humanity and vampires alike. The plot is intense, enticing & engaging. It comes all together in a story that will keep you glued to the pages and you will not want to put it down. Mrs. Kagawa is able to create a world in which humans are considered cattle; their importance is that of an animal and a source of food. This is a story of survival, love, change & adaptability. I can safely say that the complexity of this story is what makes it different and amazing. I have yet to read a YA novel with the intensity level of The Immortal Rules. If you think The Passage, The Road & I am legend were amazing stories, then you will love The Immortal Rules.
(view spoiler)[ "It makes no difference who we are, where we come from. Princes, Masters and rabids alike, we are monsters, cut off from humanity. They will never trust us. They will never accept us. We hide in their midst and walk among them, but we are forever separate. Damned. Alone. You don’t understand now, but you will. There will come a time when the road before you splits, and you must decide your path. Will you choose to become a demon with a human face, or will you fight your demon until end of time, knowing you will forever struggle alone" (hide spoiler)]
The characters in the story are complex, mature & unique. Their interaction flows easily and their personality makes them intriguing. These characters are emotional, witty and caring. I totally love Allison and Zeke. It is easy to fall in-love with these two characters. Their nature brings them together but their differences push them apart. Mrs. Kagawa did a great job developing these characters; she is able to bring together all these characters that somehow complement one another. Their importance and relevance to the story are unique, each bringing the necessary spark and uniqueness that makes this story fantastic. Great read, I highly recommend it!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
When I came across The Goblin King Prequel I was quite excited to start. I am so glad...more~~* Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog Rating: 3.5 of 5 *~~
When I came across The Goblin King Prequel I was quite excited to start. I am so glad I did. I totally got hooked on this story. It is different; it is engaging and totally great. The Goblin King Prequel is the introduction to the story, it gives a background and set the ground for what’s to come next.
I enjoyed because it is different from what I have been reading lately. This is the story of Eliza a teenage girl who called/summon on the Goblin out of desperate need after remembering her mother telling her stories about it. The Goblin King “Roan” was once human but after a curse he was forced to live in the Shadowlands.
When you have settings such as the Summerland which is a place of good and beauty, and you get introduced to its appositive the Shadowlands or place of darkness and evil, you can’t be help but look forward to the next book.
There is not much left to say but to recommend it. This is a short and great introduction to a great story, one that promises love, redemption and trust.
This story is hot & sexy with kick ass action. It has a great plot and great characters which in turn make for great twists and turns that add the...moreThis story is hot & sexy with kick ass action. It has a great plot and great characters which in turn make for great twists and turns that add the necessary spark to make this a wild ride, leaving readers looking forward to book #4.
Hot Vampire Seduction is the short, sexy and enticing story of Aiden &...more**~ Dual Review: One Book 2 Ladies~** Originally posted on ReadingDiva's Blog.
Hot Vampire Seduction is the short, sexy and enticing story of Aiden & Kelly. Aiden is a vampire warden and Kelly is a doctor in forensics. This is the 2ndbook in the Vampire Wardens Series. The story develops around the two many characters Aiden and Kelly. Aiden is the 2nd of three brothers. This story has reference to book 1 which may indicate it is a good idea to read them in order. That way one can have an understanding of the characters and the story.
This short story has an interesting plot; the warden is fighting against a new breed of werewolf by the name of Andre, who has developed a drug using a combination of werewolf blood and vampire which brings extreme pain in the absence of pleasure.
I like the two main characters, Aiden is a vampire who has had his share of pain. His has suffered a lot and knows that getting close to people isn’t smart since everyone always end up dead. His character is strong, intelligent and sexy. He isn’t the typical vampire male we get to read about in other books and stories. There is uniqueness to his character, perhaps his sensitivity, or just his character ability to bring emotions out of the reader.
Lover Reborn is book #10 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and one of the most expected books in the series...more~~*Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog*~~
Lover Reborn is book #10 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and one of the most expected books in the series. As many other readers, I was looking forward to get my hands on this book. The wait is finally over. I admit I don’t really know where to start; it is safe to say that I was left in such a state that I almost didn’t write this review. I was left with more questions than answers and with the feeling that I was missing something. I’ll try to leave spoilers out.
A little background about Tohr: Tohr, as we know lost his shellan and unborn child. All throughout earlier books we see his character struggle while trying to find the means to keep on living after such a great loss.
Lover Reborn is the story of Tohr and NoOne and a great addition to the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. In this installment of the BDB, there is a lot going on. Lover Reborn brings excitement and it certainly doesn’t fall short in the action. I usually enjoy how comical and “real” some of the scenes feel. J.R. as usual has a knack for writing humorous scenes and she does it well. The action in this book isn’t lacking, there is plenty of fighting and as usual the sex scenes keeps this read quite HOT.
There are a few things I loved about the book, one being that we get to know a lot more about Lassiter. In this book we can now understand a lot more of what his purpose is and what he needs to accomplished. J.R. did an outstanding job with his character. His character is likeable; funny, stubborn, gentle, and he is such a smartass. So far Lassiter is one of the greatest addition to the repertoire. Another great addition is Assail, I am totally hooked on this new intriguing and fascinating character. Though we don’t know much about him yet, I know this character is going to bring the necessary a most needed spark to keep the series interesting and engaging.
This book was not so much about Torh and NoOne, but a compilation of struggles between John & Xhex, Qhuinn – Blay & Layla, and the attempt for domination by Band of Bastards. I would’ve liked No’One and Tohr relationship to be kept a bit more casual, that way they would’ve given the opportunity to build a foundation and work on their relationship.
As usual, the interaction between the brothers flows easily however I felt that some parts of the story were forced onto the reader. I struggle somewhat with the dialog, I had to keep flipping pages and there was an instance when I had to put the book down and walk away. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; but the vocabulary and dialog between characters can get confusing. What I find a bit disappointing is the back and forth between characters whose relationship was somewhat already established.
I was never a fan of John & Xhex, I found them frustrating and annoying but I understand that’s part of the drama needed to make a good story. I didn’t shed any tears, but I was touched by how well-developed some scenes were and how touching J.R.’s writing can be. The culmination to Qhuinn – Blay & Layla’s situation is one I am looking forward to read, bringing along the Band of Bastards and their impact in the story. I am looking forward to the next book. I am hoping we don’t have to wait another year.
Overall, Lover Reborn is a great story, one that will certainly touch your heart, you may experience frustration and you will definitely laugh. The combination of all of those feelings makes Lover Reborn one of the most touching if not the most touching story of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Highly recommended but keep an open mind.(less)
I just finished reading Cycles by Lois D. Brown and the concept of the book is unique, interesting and one that...moreOriginally posted on ReadingDiva's Blog
I just finished reading Cycles by Lois D. Brown and the concept of the book is unique, interesting and one that will keep you turning pages. This book has an interesting plot. Regardless of how good of a reader you think you are you will not be able to guess the end.
The plot though a bit disturbing is also fascinating. I can’t help but compare this story to The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. I enjoy this book because of the different aspects that come to form what makes this story unique. It has a bit of everything, the paranormal keeps it interesting, the science behind it makes it fascinating and the mystery of an ancient tribe (The Ohlone) brings it all together.
The characters are young but they aren’t overwhelmingly childish. Mrs. Brown did a great job developing her characters. Renee & Sam are mature for their age but not overwhelmingly so. The story, as well as the characters is quite enjoyable. As the story develops so do the characters. Their fear, they needs as well as they wants is extraordinarily explored.
Lois D. Brown created a compelling story that shows the harsh reality of human nature and our need to conquer the unknown. A nice story intended for Young Adults.(less)
Whoa, talk about complexity and awesomeness. I came across this book a while ago but I recently decided to give it a try and I am quite happy I did. T...moreWhoa, talk about complexity and awesomeness. I came across this book a while ago but I recently decided to give it a try and I am quite happy I did. The result is this review. I struggled a bit trying to come up with the right words to describe how much I enjoyed it.
The world Patti Roberts has created is different from any other paranormal/fantasy book I read. We are introduced to a variety of stories/flash backs that somehow all relate to one another. Patti’s take on angels & vampires is unique; her creativity is what I find most refreshing.
The characters are complex, unique & powerful, yet they are able to experience emotions and situations that one can easily relate to. The drama, the power-hungry villain and the deception are just some of the things that make this story amazing. The story feels believable, the characters interaction is well-played and their nature well explained.
Mrs. Roberts is able to bring unexpected reactions and emotions from readers, I felt compelled to finish the book, I just couldn’t put it down. The mix of human emotions and the paranormal effect makes this a great introduction to what I think will be one of a kind series.
Paradox: The Angels Are Coming is complex, unique, emotional and fascinating. It certainly leaves you looking forward to book #2.
**spoiler alert** Bloody Valentine is a very interesting story. The concept is quite unique. We usually associate chocolate and Valentine’s Day as two...more**spoiler alert** Bloody Valentine is a very interesting story. The concept is quite unique. We usually associate chocolate and Valentine’s Day as two things that just simply go together. In Bloody Valentine, chocolate has a bloody flavor. Chocolate is the perfect way to attract the prey. Bailey is a teenager who despite her insecurities has an amazing ability and a nature that has been kept hidden from her. We are introduced to the story while Bailey is having a dream/nightmare.
“Not again,” I mumbled under my breath and shook my head. As so many times before, I was surrounded by a damp darkness that made it almost impossible to breathe. I searched around me. Pure blackness. I tugged at the lace nightgown, and it pulled on my skin uncomfortably. Unable to see a thing or to distinguish any shapes, I stretched out my arms and took a couple of tentative steps forward. I felt nothing. “Hello?” Although my voice was low and careful, unsure of who may be lurking in the darkness, it echoed fiercely. I stood still, scared of the effect my disturbance could cause. There was nothing but silence, and the stillness all around me was unsettling. With my arms outstretched, I began to make my way around, knowing from the strength of the echo I was in an enclosed space. There were cold and soft walls about ten feet apart from each other. Keeping one hand on a wall, I walked endlessly, never once stumbling upon anything.
I must say the introduction was what sparked my curiosity and once I started reading I just couldn’t stop. Right away you wonder, what is going to happen next? The story catches your interest as it develops nicely. The characters are fun, witty and cute – the twists and turns make the end even creepier. Bailey’s perfect boyfriend has a dark side, a side she felt compelled to discover. The spookiness behind the story was well thought; the idea of chocolate transforming people into creatures of the night is totally creepy. This is a very nice read with a good combination of dark magic, bloody sacrifices, horror, love and best of all chocolates. I call that the perfect combination. A perfect Bloody Valentine if you ask me, I just wish it was longer.
You can read more of this review and Lucy Swing's interview here. (less)
This is such a refreshing story/series. Willow and Alex are two of a kind in so many ways. Willow is...moreOriginal review can be found at ReadingDiva's Blog
This is such a refreshing story/series. Willow and Alex are two of a kind in so many ways. Willow is half angel half human, and Alex is the assassin sent to kill her. Angel Burn is a story of love, survival and trust.
The Angels are coming, The Angels are coming! Angels have come to earth, but not for the reasons everyone believe. They are slowly killing humans. The angels’ world is dying, and they have come to earth because here they have found the solution to their survival. Angel burn is the mark left by angels after they have fed from a human. They leave a distinctive signature on their prey, and the consequences are fatal.
I have read stories about angels before, however the angels in this story are far from peaceful. They allure their victims with their beauty and the feeling of peace and love. However, as they feed from their prey (Humans) they take away their essence and life. The angels are on a mission to make humans and earth their feeding ground, they have a plan, and that plan can destroy humanity.
Willow is a teenager that found herself involved in a world she wouldn’t have imagine. I enjoyed reading about Willow. Her character is smart, talented, pretty and loving. Her love for her mom is heartfelt. I enjoyed her character because she isn’t a typical teenager, yes she has insecurities as any other, but she is able to manage them and use them on her favor. Her character was very mature.
Alex, there is a lot to say about him as well. He was brought into adulthood by his father, whose job was to train others on becoming angel hunters/killers. He was one of the first to learn about the Angels existence. Alex has suffered loss in many ways, he lost his mother, father and his brother. I liked how the author was able to create Alex’s character as a young man who has gone through very difficult times, yet he has been able to maintain a pure heart. His maturity & wisdom is what I find attractive about his character.
Angel Burn has a great plot, the characters are smart, unique and interesting. Angel Burn is a wild ride filled with strong emotions. The twist and turns add excitement and uniqueness to the story. L.A. Weatherly did a really great job, the characters are well developed and one can’t stop from falling in-love with Willow and Alex. This is one of those stories that will keep you turning pages after pages.(less)
As I try to review this book I find it quite difficult because there are so many things to say. I can’t find the words without giving out spoilers. I’...moreAs I try to review this book I find it quite difficult because there are so many things to say. I can’t find the words without giving out spoilers. I’ll try to stay away from those so here I go. Lothaire is book number #10 of the IAD series by Kresley Cole. I was so excited when I was able to finally start reading such an anticipated book, the tension, the stress and the eagerness all disappear the moment I was able to sit down and start reading.
Lothaire was is a wild ride. A story filled with raw emotions, desires, love and action. Those who follow Kresley Cole’s series are quite familiar with Lothaire and his reputation within the lore. Lothaire – Enemy of Old is perhaps one of those few characters in IAD series that has touched every character’s life in one way or another. He is known to be one of the most feared Vampires of the lore and one who is almost impossible to kill.
I find his character fascinating, not just because he is portrait as an evil vampire who isn’t capable of love, but because he is intelligent, sarcastic and sometimes even funny. Elizabeth was such much fun to read as well. She is young, matured, hard worker, stubborn and loving. She is the opposite of Lothaire. Her character is strong; compassionate, caring and she does what no one else in the Lore is capable of doing – make Lothaire fall in love, admit his mistakes and actually help others. Though their conflict is constant, she is able to bend his rules and his will.
Lothaire’s character is everything I expected him to be, evil, and possessive, dominant, abusive, intelligent, mental and extremely sexy.
We are also introduced to new characters; and whole new territory within the Lore, the world of the Dacian which many believe to be a myth, and its location unknown. I am looking forward to see what the next book brings, perhaps it will focus on those new characters we were introduced to. I would like to see what happens with “hag – Balery”, Thaddeus and some of the other Dacian vampires mentioned in the book.
I enjoyed the book very much, I loved the plot & the characters were fascinating. I enjoyed how Mrs. Cole is able to manipulate Lothaire’s nature to create such an entertaining read. The world that Kresley Cole has created is filled with adventure, action, sex and love. The men are hot and intelligent, and the women are sensitive and beautiful.
I totally recommend it, it is a wild ride filled with hot sexual scenes, action, love, compassion and understanding.
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This was a deliciously well written story, one that will leave you gasping, hyperventilating and asking for more. I had high expectations, and I am gl...moreThis was a deliciously well written story, one that will leave you gasping, hyperventilating and asking for more. I had high expectations, and I am glad I was not disappointed.
As far as the characters: There is so much to say about them, Lara Adrian’s characters are often more than some of us can handle. Chase hasn’t been one of the favorites within the breed but he is however one of the most intriguing characters in the series. His character is one we have come to love & hate and one that has been struggling for a long time. Mrs. Adrian not just creates a complex & dark character but also manages to make him intelligent, sensitive and very sexy.
Darker After Night is an action packed, sexy and enticing story. Lara Adrian’s wild imagination and creativity is amazing. The story is fast pace, the characters are a sweet treat and the suspense is nerve wracking. The amount of action in this story is the perfect ingredient to create one of the kind story that compels you to read, to think and to dive head first into a world of passion, love, sacrifices & triumph.
The battle between the Order and Dragos is nonstop. There is a whole new level of obstacles in this story. If you think you have seen everything of Dragos plans think again. The twists and turns will keep you on edge and the new discoveries are gripping.
The story flows beautifully; there is not a moment when the characters or the plot feels forced or rushed. Lara Adrian has proven once again to be one of a kind author.
The Midnight Breed Series is one you must add to your collection.(less)
Bound in Sin is a short read but one that will leave you gasping for more. This is the story of Paige and Drake a vampire and a werewolf. This story h...moreBound in Sin is a short read but one that will leave you gasping for more. This is the story of Paige and Drake a vampire and a werewolf. This story has great plot, the implications of a relationship that can’t be, not only for their differences in nature, but because of the feeling of betrayal and deceive.
The author did a great job developing the characters, their dialog and interaction flows easily. Be ready for the steamy sex scenes.
Fun read, I recommend it for anyone who is looking for a short read filled with kick-ass action, alpha males and evil vampires. Great work by author Cynthia Eden.(less)
A Taste of Midnight is the story of Danica & Malcolm. This novella is all about Danica and how she comes to understand that second chances do exis...moreA Taste of Midnight is the story of Danica & Malcolm. This novella is all about Danica and how she comes to understand that second chances do exist. Her character as we learned from the series has always been regal, tasteful and strong.
Lara Adrian does an amazing job when portraying her characters. I am glad to see she didn’t forget about Danica who we have become to like just as much as the other Breedmates in the series.
I like this novella because though it is short it stays true to the series while it maintains its uniqueness and flow. This story as the others has strong & intelligent characters. It has a great plot that will leave you asking for more.
Though Lara introduces a new character, she is able to give us a glimpse of his future and development within the series leaving us with the understanding that there is a lot more to come. This was an enjoyable read, well written, with great development and with flashes of what’s to come for the Order.
This is one of those reads you wish it was longer.(less)
Our introduction to Blood Rights comes in the form of Chrysabelle’s being pursued for the death and killing of her sire. Blood Rights isn’t your typic...moreOur introduction to Blood Rights comes in the form of Chrysabelle’s being pursued for the death and killing of her sire. Blood Rights isn’t your typical vampire story, there is certain uniqueness to this story that one not always find in the already saturated genre.
Blood Rights has a great plot; the characters are interesting, and smart. This book has the necessary ingredients for a fantastic series. This is a great introduction and one I promise will keep you turning page after page. Read more here. (less)
Born To Darkness is the first book in the Immortal Destiny Series. This is the story of Nicole and Alec and their search for a way to destroy an evil...moreBorn To Darkness is the first book in the Immortal Destiny Series. This is the story of Nicole and Alec and their search for a way to destroy an evil vampire who wants domination over the vampire world.
The story of Alec and Nicole develops fast, their attraction is felt immediately and the story unfolds quickly. The characters aren’t complex; their interaction is short and to the point. Read more of this review here. (less)
Found is book # 4 of the Bride of the Kindred Series. And so far it has been the hottest of all 4 books. I am a sucker for stories like this, filled w...moreFound is book # 4 of the Bride of the Kindred Series. And so far it has been the hottest of all 4 books. I am a sucker for stories like this, filled with conflict, bad guys, kick ass heroes, smart heroines and hot aliens.
I like Found more than the first 3 books because it is the one that has showed more struggles, more conflicts, and more action. I was intrigued by Xairn from the moment his character was introduced in the series. His dark nature, his struggles and conflicts made him one of the most interesting characters in the series. I think of all of the “heroes” Xairn is the best. Not to mention hot, sensual and erotic.
I also enjoyed Lauren. She defines the perfect character in my eyes. She was smart, strong and independent. I am totally against the whining, weak and always waiting to be saved type of characters. Her character is so different from the others in the Kindred Series. Angeline Anderson did a great job, Found is a must read and one to add to your collection.(less)
**spoiler alert** Review by Vicky @ReadingDiva's Blog: Juliana is a resident in the emergency room when she notices that there is something not quite...more**spoiler alert** Review by Vicky @ReadingDiva's Blog: Juliana is a resident in the emergency room when she notices that there is something not quite right about the new doctor and wants to know more about the elusive Ana. When Juliana is attacked by Ana at the end of a shift, her whole life changes forever.
Juliana is a very strong independent person who loved her life before the attack. When she discovers that she is now a vampire her main focus is protecting the family that she will no longer be able to see and to provide them with some closure over her disappearance. To be able to do this she has to put aside her feelings about her sire and ask for her help. Ana wants to do her best by Juliana and so is willing to help any way that she can in providing the closure that Juliana needs.
Ana comes across as quite a cold emotionless person at the beginning of the book. As the story progresses we get to learn more about Ana and it becomes apparent that she has feelings for Juliana and that these are confusing to her. She tries to protect Juliana but as this is her first experience as a sire, she finds that things are more complicated and difficult than she first expected and this contributes to some bad feeling between Ana and Juliana.
I found the characters easy to connect with and I was experiencing the ups and downs along the way with them. This is really important to me in as story as if I find it difficult to connect with at least one of the characters I don’t believe in the story as much. I have high hopes for the relationship between Juliana and William as the series progress but I did find that I was a bit disappointed that Juliana appeared to move on so quickly even though she said she still loved her husband and always would. But the connection that the two seemed to experience felt more like a “fated bond” and helped to push aside any doubts about the swiftness of their relationship. Read more here... (less)
There is so much to say about this book. Erin Kellison introduced us to Death in a whole new way. This is the 2nd book I read from Kellison. The first...moreThere is so much to say about this book. Erin Kellison introduced us to Death in a whole new way. This is the 2nd book I read from Kellison. The first book was Shadow Touch, and though I enjoyed it very much I must say it doesn’t compare to Shadowman.
Shadowman is nicely written; the story compels you to keep reading and turning the pages. Read more here...(less)
Erin Kellison did a great job introducing Shadows in a different yet entertaining way. We are introduced to a character that from the moment she was b...moreErin Kellison did a great job introducing Shadows in a different yet entertaining way. We are introduced to a character that from the moment she was born she was destined to be different. Shadow Touch is a really nice short read, it has a good plot, good character development and it is quite entertaining. Her shadow is everything she isn't. Read more here... (less)
REVIEW: The Guardian Soul is the continuation to The Guardian’s Kiss. The story did no...more~~** Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog Rating 4.5 of 5 **~~
REVIEW: The Guardian Soul is the continuation to The Guardian’s Kiss. The story did not disappoint me, the fight against the devil takes a toll and it is a battle to the death.
I enjoyed this installment of the book a lot more than I did the first, but do not get me wrong I enjoyed the first book a lot. What I like even more about this book is how well author Jamie Lynn Dougherty thought out the characters and how she was able to describe their feelings, their surrounding and their actions in ways that made you feel as if you were there.
A big surprise for me was Trent, his change was full and he was now a fallen. His struggles were obvious and his good side was deeply hidden and now masked by his anger and lust which he couldn’t control. I like how the author was able to give us a glimpse into Trent’s mind, showing us his struggles, anger and confusion.
(view spoiler)[ “What do you want” I hissed. “What do you think I want Samantha? What I’ve wanted all along…You. You might not live though what I am going to do with you, but at least no one else’ll have you either. That’s unless they like my sloppy seconds.” (hide spoiler)]
I was also glad to see H.B. become an important part in the story. Of all the characters, he proved to be the wisest. I liked how we were able to get into his mind and see things unfold from his point of view. His dedication and love for Sam was beautiful yet frustrating.
In this installment we get to see a different Sam, perhaps a bit more mature, more grounded. I totally enjoyed the interaction between her and Barb, it made me laugh more than once. The interaction between the characters was simple yet it felt real.
I enjoyed the drama, the action the fights and the whole love triangle between Sam, Trent & H.B. Though I was happy to see feelings developing more I was a bit disappointed at some of the outcome. I was totally OK with the love triangle but I suppose it wasn’t realistic and she had to go with the one who she was meant to be with. A really surprising ending.
A great love story with fantastic characters and nonstop action that will keep you glue to the pages until the end. Jamie Lynn Dougherty is an author you want to keep an eye on.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
The Guardian's Kiss is a great story of love, good vs evil and survival. The interaction between good and evil in a modern world gives the story the n...moreThe Guardian's Kiss is a great story of love, good vs evil and survival. The interaction between good and evil in a modern world gives the story the necessary twist to keep you craving for more. The interaction between the characters, Barb who returns (reborn) as an angel, H.B. the hunk who turns into a Coyote and who has the hots for Samantha, Dricus a fallen angel who might be Barb's soul-mate and Trent who is in-love and who is Samantha's soul-mate keeps you turning pages. This is the start of a great series.
Can't wait to read The Guardian's Soul. Check my Blog for more details. (less)