Not what I expected. The actual story was pretty short, and the remaining material was the first two chapters of the next book in the series.
Basicall...moreNot what I expected. The actual story was pretty short, and the remaining material was the first two chapters of the next book in the series.
Basically, the main character and two of her friends are jogging in the woods, when they're stalked by a large creature (although, they never actually see what they're up against). When a boyfriend of one of the girls shows up, the creature runs away. All is forgotten when the crush of the MC is shirtless and dripping with sweat. The End.
Overall, if you're looking for a quick read, then I recommend downloading this story.(less)
I'm not a vegetarian myself, but I am looking forward to improving my eating habits, and being healthier is at the top of my to-do list. Several mouth...moreI'm not a vegetarian myself, but I am looking forward to improving my eating habits, and being healthier is at the top of my to-do list. Several mouth-watering recipes are included in this cookbook. The majority of these recipes are easy to make, and the ingredients can be found at a local grocery store. Can't wait to try all of them!(less)
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this novella. I saw “dragons” in the title and thought, “Dragons? Heck yeah!” Plus, it was free on Amazon, and I’m a...moreI wasn’t sure what to expect with this novella. I saw “dragons” in the title and thought, “Dragons? Heck yeah!” Plus, it was free on Amazon, and I’m a sucker for freebies.
Nineteen dragons—one for each province, with a pillar supporting each region. Should the corresponding dragon perish, the pillar crumbles, and the province falls with it. This was definitely an interesting concept. I enjoyed the world-building of this novella, although I wish it had been fleshed out a teensy bit more; however, S.M. Reine created a fascinating world of fantasy and steampunk (yes, the two genres collide in this story). But what I liked most about the series of short stories was how each action one dragon performed changed the outcome of another dragon. Although there were nineteen dragons in total, and it was a bit tough to remember all of them, there were several aha! moments later on in each story.
Overall, if you’re looking for a quick read, and if you love fantasy and steampunk (especially if you love them together), then I’d recommend picking up this book.(less)
This was a weird story. It almost felt like it could’ve been a full-length novel, but was cut down. A lot of scenes were rushed, and most of the time...moreThis was a weird story. It almost felt like it could’ve been a full-length novel, but was cut down. A lot of scenes were rushed, and most of the time I was left going, “Whaaat?”
Basically, Cody is a vampire after he orders a vampire potion off the internet. He murders his abusive uncle, buys the local, rundown theater, and decides to fix it up. There, he meets a female ghost, who’s trying to tell him something. At first, Cody believes she’s just jealous of the new girl helping out at the movie theater, but then he learns the real reason she’s upset.
Overall, this was a quick read, with little to no development. I guessed one of the twists well in advance of it actually happening, and the ending was meh. I wish this would’ve been longer, so readers could dive into the relationship between Cody and his uncle, Cody and the new girl, and Cody and the ghost girl. If you like stories about vampires and ghosts, I’d recommend picking up this book.(less)
If you’re a fan of Romeo and Juliet retellings, then here’s your chance to pick up an awesome book. Defy the St...moreFor never was a tale of more woe . . .
If you’re a fan of Romeo and Juliet retellings, then here’s your chance to pick up an awesome book. Defy the Stars is a one-way ticket to the Emotional Rollercoaster, where you can’t get off until the ride is finished. Dark and gripping, Defy the Stars is a modern-day retelling of the famous Shakespearean love story, and the characters and plotline are just as tragic.
Reed (Romeo) and Julia (Juliet) are from opposite sides of town. Both, however, love music; Julia plays piano, and Reed plays guitar. Gradually, these two begin talking to one another, until one night, after one of her parents’ social dinners turns into a nightmare (thanks to Perry (a.k.a. Paris)), Julia runs into Reed and they share their first kiss. From then on, these two slowly gain each other’s trust. Julia attempts to understand Reed’s addiction, why he sells meth for his brother, etc.—and she even tries some!
But along the way, there’s trouble in paradise. Julia’s uncle is a cop, and he’s about to bust a meth lab. Could it be Reed’s house? Perry has started following Reed and Julia, showing up at the oddest places. What does he want? To top it all off, Julia’s parents have forbidden her from seeing Reed when they learn he’s a drug addict. Will they run away together?
Overall, do not expect butterflies and gumdrops and rainbows as you head into this book; it’s very, very gloomy, touching upon the main theme of drug addiction. Also, this novel is told in verse. I know that’s not everybody’s thing, but I love poetry, so I was all for it. The ending? What can I say? I was a bit teary-eyed, to be honest. There was one particular page—which only had a few words on it—that made my heart feel like someone vacuumed it out of the rear of my ribcage and left a cavernous hole inside. The only downside I saw to this book is Perry didn’t get what he deserved (and by this I mean, a good shanking or two). If you love realistic, dark fiction, especially Romeo and Juliet retellings, then I’d recommend picking this book up.
**A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review(less)
Okay, this was amazing. Non-stop action from start to finish. I was holding my breath!
Alex is a homeless kid on the streets. After pick-pocketing a st...moreOkay, this was amazing. Non-stop action from start to finish. I was holding my breath!
Alex is a homeless kid on the streets. After pick-pocketing a stranger, he’s chased and hit by a car, resulting in a nasty bruise on his leg. Upon visiting a free clinic, he’s told by a doctor about a company who pays people so they can perform medical tests. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. When Alex finally visits the medical company and agrees to the testing so he can feed his girlfriend and himself, he’s stabbed with a needle and wakes up days later in an unfamiliar warehouse. But Alex quickly learns he can’t escape these people.
Overall, if you love mysteries/thrillers, then I’d highly recommend you read this. Personally, I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.(less)
I haven’t read the first book in this series yet, but the bonus story was free. I can’t resist freebies.
Kimber is tired of living in the shadow of her...moreI haven’t read the first book in this series yet, but the bonus story was free. I can’t resist freebies.
Kimber is tired of living in the shadow of her older brother, so she’s determined to prove she can perform magic just as well as anybody else. Unfortunately, her efforts lead to disaster—in the form of evil teddy bears.
Yeah, you read that correctly. Evil. Teddy. Bears. The entire story is basically her chanting the wrong spell and psycho teddies attacking her. Then, who saves the day and walks off into the sunset with a girl on his arm? Kimber’s brother, of course.
Overall, I didn’t care much for this bonus story, but I do plan on reading the first book in the series, as it sounds entertaining. If you like stories involving magic and killer teddy bears, then this is the book for you.(less)
Definitely better than Fifty Shades of Grey—from the plot to the romance to the steamy scenes. This book has it all and will leave you gasping for air...moreDefinitely better than Fifty Shades of Grey—from the plot to the romance to the steamy scenes. This book has it all and will leave you gasping for air.
When Rachael DeSalvo is drugged, abducted from a night club, and wakes up in an unfamiliar room, she’s immediately on high alert. Who could’ve done this to her? More importantly, why? Her kidnapper has a motive—and it’s not what you think. He previously spoke to Rachael on a business call, a call where she turned down his offer as project manager at the beautiful yet dilapidated Turtle Tear Hotel/Resort. He knew how much this project meant to her, but Rachael’s priorities lay with everyone but herself. Can she forgive the man who kidnapped her, or is this becoming a classic case of Stockholm Syndrome?
The book is written in second person, which completely threw me for a loop at the beginning. However, the author does such a great job with this tense that, by the middle of the book, I wasn’t even paying attention to how different second person was (it’s safe to say I got sidetracked with the romance aspect).
Overall, if you’re looking for sizzling erotica with a hot billionaire mogul and a strong heroine, then I recommend you pick up this book.(less)