Holy Moley Ah Maz Ballz. Julie Cassar has done it yet again. I swear this woman can do no wrong!!! She has created yet another awesome story in the Ru...moreHoly Moley Ah Maz Ballz. Julie Cassar has done it yet again. I swear this woman can do no wrong!!! She has created yet another awesome story in the Ruby Blue series. And an explosive conclusion to Ruby’s story!!! I have been a weird reading slump (as most of you will know if you follow me on twitter or facebook lol) so I read this quite slowly so I could enjoy and savor the story because this is the last book in one of my favourite series and I wanted it to last as long as I could.
The Mistress, OMG I have been trying to write this review days and I swear it was just so g...moreOriginal Post on Totally Bookalicious: http://goo.gl/eScr0
The Mistress, OMG I have been trying to write this review days and I swear it was just so god damn delicious that I have no words that can possibly even begin to describe this sexy read. So you will have to put up with my gushing over the book.
To say this book was outstanding doesn't even begin to cover it. The Mistress is by far one of the best books I have ever read. I swear, I 100% loved it. I knew I was going to love it of course. Why? Well Tiffany Reisz is my favourite erotica fiction author and in my top five favourite authors of all time. The Original Sinners series is perfection. And they get better with each book. So this does not disappoint at all.
This is the final installment in the First Original Sinners Quartet - The Red Years. When I first started reading this series I was drawn into the story. I didn't love the first book though. I only gave it 3 stars but with each book Tiffany manages to create something dark, twisted, sexy and dangerous. Every book getting better than the previous. Now I wasn't sure if I was going to love this more the "The Prince" because well I think it was the book that made me fall in love with Kingsley and Soren. But Tiffany Reisz is just a genius and made me fall in love all over again and yes this is probably the best book by far.
We learn so much more about the characters in this installment. We learn secrets and truths that broke my heart. Nora is still a feisty and strong woman even when she is being help captive. To stay alive she is forced to tell stories of her past sexual encounters. Which I have to say are freaking hot!!! I blushed a lot! During these stories I found myself getting a better insight into the relationship between the characters. Especially Nora, Soren and Kingsley. I totally got them. They live in this world of Kink but in all honestly I don't think I have ever read anything like these characters. They all love each other in their own way. It's beautiful. I am not that big on lovey dovey romance. Never have been, never will be. So maybe that is why I feel like I get their romance, their love for each other. And then was Wesley, oh sweet Wesley. So Vanilla. He is so protective of Nora. And she truly does love him. I always like Wesley from book one.
These book are not for the faint hearted. I think you either love them or hate them. And reading others reviews that seems to be the case. I personally love them but I think everyone knows that already lol. Even Tiffany knows how much I adore these books. It has the perfect package for me. Believable characters, plenty to sexy times and a gritty and dark plot that will take you on one hell of an emotional roller-coaster. I read this on my kindle and for the last 20% of the book all I did was cry. I was a blubbering mess. My heart, my mind and my very soul was all over the place trying read it. It was just so crazy good I though I was going to die. I have never felt so connected to characters. By the end I felt like I was saying goodbye to old friends. And I am not going to lie either I miss that Sadistic Priest Soren. I don't know what it says about me that I want my own Soren.....but I do. I actually think I am in love with a fiction character.
I CAN NOT recommend these books enough!!!!! If you like your erotica fiction that is dark, gritty, sexy but with a freaking awesome plot that is (as is says on the cover) thrilling, passionate an provocative then these are for you!!! Usually I would say if you liked fifty shades you will love this. But in all honestly, even though I loved Fifty and it was gateway book to erotica, The Original Sinners is on a another level. Hell it makes Fifty seems very like a lovey dovey romance lol. These set the bar on what makes a good kinky read for me. Tiffany Reisz I want to marry your mind!!! You are a genius. I can't wait to the second The Original Sinner Quartet - The Red Years!!! (less)
Oh My Giddy Aunt!!!!! Evie Hunter has managed to do it again!!! I adore this series (as most of you will know) I devoured the previous books and was so consumed by them that I felt like I was actually a part of that world. And with The Pleasures of Autumn is was no different. I was completely captivated by this wonderful, sexy and exciting story that I forgot all about time and devoured every page, word for word!!(less)
This is a short story that takes place within the story of "The Pleasures of Summer" . You don't really have to read the main book to enjoy this one but I think it would help as you will already be connected to the characters and understand them and the situation.
Short stories, I rarely love. I can enjoy them but never really love them but I did love this one. Evie Hunter has a gift to give the readers an intense, emotional and down right sexy read even in such a short story. You really get a feel of characters and it gives you an insight to what to expect from the main book.
I started this straight after I finished "The Pleasures of Summer" because I needed more!! I cant get enough of the story and characters so this was a lovely bonus. My negative is that now I need to wait for the next installment! I can't wait to see what new characters we meet in "The Pleasures of Autumn". If you are unsure about whether you think the books are for you why not give this try. (less)
Ah, Oh, Ah, OMG! Damn You Evie Hunter! Are you trying to kill me?? What a freaking read!! I love love love love every single second of this steamy, exciting and thrilling read!! You all know how much I loved the first book "The Pleasures of Winter" and I didn't think I would enjoy this as much just because "Winter" was just perfect but.......The amazing Irish writing duo have did it again!! I was hooked from page one and left breathless by the end.
The Pleasure of Summer is about Summer, the daughter of a airline owner. She loves to party with friends and is in the papers a lot but her life is in danger from enemies of her father and this leads her father hiring a bodyguard to protect her and keep her out of trouble. Enter Flynn, half Irish, half Scot, ex Irish Ranger and hot as hell. They can't stand each other but soon sparks fly and they learn secrets about each other that shocks them both all the while trying to keep Summer safe.
To say I loved this is actually an understandment!! It blew my mind!! And my Heart! I loved everything about this book. The story starts out on such an high point, thrilling and action packed from the get go. The authors, don't rush into their sex scenes they set up a story and get the readers engrossed and the sex scenes come later but they are clevely done and fit nicely into the story. The characters are believable and the chemistry between them is so natural. There is nothing worse than reading a book and the relationships seem forced. Summer comes across as the typical party girl, spoilt rich brat but as her character develops we learn about her past relationships and I grew to love her. Flynn, Oh My....Can I have him? Flynn, is a hot. He is rough around the edges, has a bad boy appeal to him. But he is a tough, strong and will do anything to protect to Summer even if it means putting his own life in danger.
To tell you about how much I loved the story without giving away spoilers is near impossible. All I have to say is it was marvelous. I always worry when two authors come together to write books because sometimes it doesn't flow very well. However, Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley have nailed it. If I didn't know it was by two author I would never have guessed. They have created yet another flawless read that has a perfect mix of romance, action and down steamy scenes that will make you blush (especially if you are reading on a bus haha)
The Pleasures of Summer is a book that will capture your very being. You will fall in love with the characters, get caught up in the story that you will forget everything around you. I highly recommend "The Pleasures" series to anyone who loves a good erotica read that has depth. You don't have to read these in order as they have different characters in them But I do recommend reading "The Pleasures of Winter" just because it is one of my favourite books. And I did a little happy dance and squeal in excitement when Jack Winters in mentioned in this one. lol.
So please give this a book a try. I urge you all to go get yourself a copy. It is outstanding!
Cover Talk: Well just how pretty is that cover. Once you read the book you will understand and see how it fits perfectly!!! I am honestly more attracted to darker covers so this in instant win for me. The simplicity of this cover speaks volumes and yes, a lot of people are using this sort of design idea but in this case it works(less)
Holy Hell!! I loved "On Dublin Street" It was almost perfect but this...."Down London Road" Sweet lordy! It was FREAKING PERFECT!! I don't have one ba...moreHoly Hell!! I loved "On Dublin Street" It was almost perfect but this...."Down London Road" Sweet lordy! It was FREAKING PERFECT!! I don't have one bad thing to say about it. I wholeheartedly, 100% loved, loved, loved it.
Well what can I say?? Julie has did it again. I swear these books just get better and better. The Ruby Blue series is one of my favourite series they are so much fun and quick to read with loveable characters and fun filled plots that it is hard not to love. And with each book Julie manages to create something new and fresh for readers to get lost in.
Dare You To, like Pushing The Limits is packed full of drama, teen romance and a tale of finding out what you really want. However, even though Pushing The Limits has a lot of serious issues, Dare You To just seems a lot more grittier and real. The characters feel so real that my heart actually aches for them. I went into reading this thinking there would be no way that it can even compared to Pushing The Limits, well.....it was simply amazing. It was also in some aspects even better because of the nature of the plot and how the characters grow as individuals. (less)
I got this book AGES ago for review while it was up on netgalley for review. At the time I couldn't get into it but I now I know it was just my mood. When I seen the UK kindle version for only 20p before Christmas I decided to buy it. As I prefer reading a finished copy. Now I am kicking myself for waiting!! Pushing The Limits has got to be one of the best contemporary YA books I have EVER read!
Pushing The Limits is told from two POVs. Echo and Noah. On the outside they are both polar opposites to each other but when they thrown together as part of their therapy sessions they realise they have more in common than they think. And pretty soon they are helping one another overcome things in their pasts and trying to make sense of the future.
Echo and Noah, awwwwwww. They are so cute! Echo, she is hurting so much. She is fragile but strong at the same time. She wants to remember what happened to her but is also terrified of what she will discover. Noah, oh lordy lord. Can I have me a Noah Please?!? He is so lovely. Yeah, he comes across as bad boy but he has a good heart when it comes to those to cares about. Together, Echo and Noah, they bring the best out in each other. And they just so sweet. And they chemistry between them? *swoon* It is hot!!
Katie McGarry? Lady, you kept me up until 2.45 to finish this freaking amazing, outstanding, fantastic, heartwrenching story. She has such a talent for making the reader truly feel everything (boy do I mean everything) that the characters went through. I cried so much during this, sad tears, painful tears and happy tears. I was a big blubbering mess. And I loved it!!
As I mentioned the first time I read this I couldn't get into. It was ALL me and the weird mood I was in at the time because Pushing The Limits was nothing short of mindblowing! The story is exciting and emotional. For a book that is around 400 pages I read in one night!! Pushing The Limits isn't one of those books that has twists and turns. It's more about two teenagers discovering who they really are and growing up. About loving yourself and no letting what other people think get to you and putting those who love first and doing what's best for them. And I think Katie McGarry is conveyed this wonderfully!!
Overall, I CANNOT recommend this book enough. If you haven't read it then please go now!! It's super cheap on Kindle if you aren't sure about it. If you have read it then you know my review has did this book no justice at all!! There aren't enough word in the world in truly express my feelings on this novel.
I am going to talk a little about both the UK cover and US. Now, I do kind of like the UK cover. I think is portrays the characters looks very well. And anyone else agree that Echo looks like Lily Collins (Mirror MIrror/City of Bones) And Noah looks like Jack O'Connell (Skins) I think they are just perfect and I totally picture them while reading. HOWEVER, have you seen the US Hardback?? It's fits the story perfectly. It's just amazing and really gets across the relationship between Echo and Noah.(less)
Oh my, Hex Hall, what can I really say about Hex Hall to truly convey my feelings?? It was freaking full of awesomesauce. It was perfection. I don't h...moreOh my, Hex Hall, what can I really say about Hex Hall to truly convey my feelings?? It was freaking full of awesomesauce. It was perfection. I don't have a single bad word to say about this witty and clever tale. And why have I only just read it I hear you ask? Well I have absolutely no idea.
Hex Hall has a little bit of every thing that I love in a YA read. An action packed storyline, a kickass Heroine, laugh out loud humour and oh yeah, witches, vampires, shape shifters. And a perfect setting, a boarding school, I'm a sucker for story set in boarding schools. And I knew from page one that I was going to enjoy it. I just didn't realise on how much I would enjoy it.
I have been in a weird slump the past few months so my reading has slowed right now. However, I have found a special new genre that has brought me out...moreI have been in a weird slump the past few months so my reading has slowed right now. However, I have found a special new genre that has brought me out my slump. New Adult. I have only read a few but let me tell you, Irresistible has certainly set the bar on what a perfect New Adult read should be like. Irresistible was simply Irresistible. It was truly one of those rare reads that captivated me, so much so that I sat and read the book in one sitting in about 3 hours. That has got to be some kind of record for me!!
Contains spoilers from previous books. So if you haven't read the books yet then just know that they are Not to be missed. And they get darker, hotter and sexier with every book ;)
Review: The Prince is 100% phenomenal! It was outstanding. The best book of the series so far. At first I wasn't sure about it because it is told a little different to the previous two book. But by the end I was in love and blow away.
The Prince is told mainly from Nora's and Kingsley's POV. In this Nora is with Wesley. This made me so happy. I am rooting for these two as couple. They are so sweet and Nora adores Wesley. She is trying to be Vanilla with Wesley and live in his world. However, it's hard for Nora and we see that but she loves Wesley and wants to make it work so much. Wesley, Aw my sweet loving Wesley. He may only be twenty but he is acts so much older. He knows what he wants and that's Nora. He tries to make her see that she can have a happy life with him. But of course nothing in a good book is plain selling. ;)
Kingsley....what can I even say about him. Kingsley is the King of Kink. King of the New York Kinky Underworld. He is all the books but this is the first time we actually learn anything about him and his past. This is definitely his story. When we are reading from his POV, it's told between the past and present. We see how he got to know Soren and learn about their relationship. And what they actually mean to each other. Kingsley, is in love with Soren. Always has been. And in Soren's own way he loves Kingsley aswell. As we learn more about Kingsley, we learn even more about Soren. And I think I love him. He is so broken, tortured. He had a hard life but it has made him who he is now.
The Prince is the best book so far in The Original Sinners series. We get to really get into the heads of the characters a lot more than the previous books. We get to see how some of them became the people they are now. Most important the plot line in The Prince is just superior to the previous books. I can not fault it. There is so much going on that it sucks you and don't let you go. It's so hotter, sexier and 10 times darker. It's perfect. It also has an element of mystery within the plot that builds and builds until you are left hanging at the very with a freaking amazing cliffhanger that will leaving to gasping.
I highly, highly recommend!! If you have read the series than you NEED to preorder The Prince now!!! It will blow you away. And if you haven't started the series, well....omg go now. Seriously??What are you waiting on. Tiffany Reisz is so talented it hurts!!
My only negative is that I need to wait for the next book. I'm going to go insane waiting for The Mistress. I need it. And I need it now. It's like an addiction and I need my next hit(less)
Touch of Winter is a quick short read that take place after The Pleasures of Winter. So it is highly recommended that you read the book before you read this. You can still enjoyed it even if you haven't read it but I think you will appreciate more and you have already been introduced to the characters and their lifestyle.
What a wonderful little extra this is. After I finished The Pleasures of Winter I was itching for more. I was so wrapped up in the world that Evie Hunter had create I was actually heartbroken when it was over. Because I wanted there to be more. So I downloaded this onto my kindle and it was perfect!
It is a must read if you loved the first book. I am not usually big on romance, honestly I am not. But there is one scene in this that made be melt. I was crying and grinning like a cheshire cat because it was perfect.
What are you waiting for you? Go now and getting reading The Pleasures of Winter and don't forget to download this little gem because you will regret not reading it. (less)
Review I am not really sure where to start with this review. I have so much in my head that I want to say but nothing comes out. The Pleasures of Winter is one of those rare books that has stolen my heart, my mind and my soul. Yip I loved it that much. I was hooked from page one right up until the last page. I got so caught up within the story that I was actually heartbroken when the book finished because I didn't want it to end.
The Pleasures of Winter isn't like most erotica fiction I have read. Usually with this genre you get full on sex from the first chapter but this isn't like that. We actually get an amazing story before all that happens. A story that is thrilling and exciting. Our two main characters Abbie and Jack, the chemistry between them is electrifying. Abbie is drawn to Jack and visa versa even though they are polar opposites to each other. Abbie is a strong, independent journalist with a jobthat is dangerous. She is smart and funny but flawed like any human being. Jack, oh sweet lord. Jack Jack Jack I think I loved him before I even started the book. Why? He is Irish! I can't help myself it's that accent. Mother May I! With his sexy looks and charms that no woman can resist. He is a hollywood bad (Colin Farrell anyone ?? lol) He is obsessed with Abbie and he is falling hard. You can't help but root for them.
The plot is quite simply perfect. It has the right mix of adventure, excitement and steamy sex that just blends in perfectly. The opening of the story is fast paced and exciting, with Abbie trying to escape bad guys who are after her. She finds herself on a plane with Jack and them crashing into a rainforest. At first I was like is this really a naughty read? I wasn't used to having a proper non erotic plot line. But there are hints throughout the beginning that is just the right amount of teasing to get the reader excited for find out more.
I am trying to do this book justice and it just won't happen. It blew my mind, so much so I am actually struggling to convey just how much I loved it. One of the big things I loved about this is that fact it is told from both Abbie's and Jack's POV. Now usually I am not the biggest fan of POV changes but for this is works. You get inside both the characters heads and that is very important for me. I like to be able to feel a connection to a character to really appreciate the story and I sure did here.
Evie Hunter is actually two authors and what a wonderful team! The two authors have created a flawless, exciting and down right steamy read that will stay with you long after your finish. And that is a sign of perfect book to me. I highly recommend. If you like your naughty read, then The Pleasures of Winter is one NOT to be missed.
Cover Talk: I only really add this cover talk into a review if I really really need to talk about the cover and yes i do here Why? Because that is a beautiful, simple cover that actually fits the book. That feather represents a certain scene (no spoilers) and if you have read the book you know what scene I am refering to. Rarely book covers match the story, they usually have nothing to do with the words inside the book and are only there to look pretty. Thankfully this is not the case here.(less)
Crewel is one of those rare books that is simply amazing! I don't have anything negative to say about it. I...moreOriginall Reviewed on Totally Bookalicious
Crewel is one of those rare books that is simply amazing! I don't have anything negative to say about it. I was hooked from the description. I knew I wanted it and I just knew I would love it. And I did love it.
Crewel is very hard to explain without giving away spoilers. It has a mix of so many genres; fantasy, dystopian, scifi. It is set in the world of Arras which is ruled by the Guild. Girls with special abilities are sent to train as Spinsters. Spinsters help keep this world going by taking care of the looms to control time and matter in Arras. However, Adelice has trained all her life to fail. Her parents knew she has the gift but didn't want her to be sent to trained. So they had been teaching her to fail the tests. When taking a test Adelice slips up and this changes her life forever.
Adelice has got to be one of my favourite characters is YA fiction. She is feisty and can't seem to stay out of trouble. She creates enemies because she is willing to fight and talk back. However, she also manages to attract a couple of love interests. Yeah, a love triangle! Now I like a good love triangle if it fits the story that this certainly does fit. Her love interests are Jost and Erik. She has an attraction to both these male characters and the both offer something special to the plot and make it very exciting.
Crewel is completely different to anything I have ever read before. The idea of this world is fascinating and once you learn the real backstory of how Arras was created it's even more fascinating and you want to know even more. What I really like about this was that is so beautifully written. Gennifer's attention to detail is out of this world. She describes everything so the reader really gets a vivid image in their heads. It felt like I was there with the characters.
I am really trying not to spoiler anything so I am keeping this review short and sweet. I highly recommend that everyone reads this as soon as it is released!! It was truely amazing and 100% unique. It has a gripping plot that is actually quite dark, amazing characters and the writing is beautiful and the ending was perfect and leaves you begging for the sequel!!
Thank you Gennifer for writing the phenomenal debut novel that has really set the bar for me on what makes a good YA Dystopian novel. And a massive thank you to the publisher to letting me review this. I am now going to be pushing the book on everyone :) (less)
I have been a massive fan of Jaz's novels since the very beginning and I have been in love with everything he writes. His first series , The Sunset Va...moreI have been a massive fan of Jaz's novels since the very beginning and I have been in love with everything he writes. His first series , The Sunset Vampires is amazing so I knew that his first step in YA would be nothing short of outstanding. And like his previous books, it didn't disappoint at all! It was 100% amazing.
I had never heard of this book or author until the publisher emailed me asking if I wanted to review it. As soon as I seen the title I was sold! Vampi...moreI had never heard of this book or author until the publisher emailed me asking if I wanted to review it. As soon as I seen the title I was sold! Vampires are my first love and always will be. So I jumped at the chance to review it because there isn't many new vampire series. And I was completely blown away by it.................
It took me a few days to get past the first 25 pages of this book. However, that was all me because I am in a weird slump but once I had time to sat down and read with no distractions, I didn't stop until I was finished. It was 100% Fangtastic (haha). I adored everything and I mean everything. Usually for me no book is perfect but Dinner with a Vampire is perfect to me. The characters, the setting, the exciting plot, It all made for a truely outstanding debut novel.
Review Sampler: I started reading this late Thursday night ( I know leaving it until the last minute lol) I was worried incase I couldn't have the review up in time for the blog tour. However, upon reading this I knew within the first few pages that there was something special about this book. Something that would make it a really quick read. And I was right, I devoured the book with about 3 hours. Personally, I don't know any people who are deaf but this book really has open my eyes and gave me a better insight into what it must be like. To go about your day to day live with no noise. Not being able to listen to music, listen to the noise outside or even listen to those you love speak. It must be so hard and I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like. I for one before reading this took my hearing for granted and Demi's story just proves that one day it can be gone and in cases like Demi's it will never come back. (less)
Reviewed by: Siobhán Title: Deja Blue by Julie Cassar Series: Ruby Blue #2 Source: Bought Rate: 5/5
Description: Ruby's back with her fairy friends and thi...moreReviewed by: Siobhán Title: Deja Blue by Julie Cassar Series: Ruby Blue #2 Source: Bought Rate: 5/5
Description: Ruby's back with her fairy friends and this time, she stumbles upon some of the mysteries of the Water Court. Now, being pursued by an unknown force, Ruby's fairy friends step in to protect her. However, trouble seems to follow Ruby around every corner and even her fairy guardians need to call in reinforcements...but at what cost? Faced with a seemingly impossible challenge, Ruby must decide if and how she will help out her fairy friends. Will she pledge her allegiance to the Earthen Court? Or will she find new comfort and protection in the Water Court? Become entangled and entranced in Ruby's latest adventure and relive the magic in "Deja Blue," the second installment of the Ruby Blue Series
Review: Deja Blue is the second book in the Ruby Blue Series. And if you have read my review for Ruby Blue you will know that I 100% adored that book. So I have been waiting in anticipation for the sequel. I was excited so see what other adventures Ruby and the gang would embark on. However, I was really anxious incase it didn't live up to my expectations. Fortunately Julie Cassar has hit a home run! Not one part of this book was a disappointment.
I won't go into details about what the book is about as the description above basically sums up everything you need to know. Deja Blue like Ruby Blue is a fun and exciting its packed with adventure and a bit of romance built. Ruby is one of my favourite characters of all time. She is so funny. Her voice is so unique compared to the current YA protagonists. She is head strong, independent, quirky and overall just a really nice person.
Ruby has three best friends. Jeremy, who gets the best one liners! He is so funny. Anya and Brennan who are fairy royalty. Together they make such a fantastic team. And I predict a love triangle in book 3 between Ruby, Brennan and her current boyfriend Nick. Because it is so obvious Ruby and Brennan have that love/hate attraction. And Nick well he nice enough but he Is no Brennan ;)
As I said this series is just amazing. Book1 we had dragons on the loss. Book 2 we have mermaids fairies and trolls. I highly recommend these books if you are looking for something fun and quick. They are perfect books to help you escape. And if you are like me you will be captivated by the world and characters that Julie has created.
Julie is now without a doubt one of my favourite authors and I hope more people pick up her books. So go get reading!!! (less)