Recommend:Looking for a new paranormal series with a sexy alpha male, down to earth girl, vampire da...moreExcellent Paranormal Mystery & Romance Book!!!
Recommend:Looking for a new paranormal series with a sexy alpha male, down to earth girl, vampire dad, witches, werewolves, shifters, and a ghost's mystery than look no farther. This IS your book. Nice change of pace in the Paranormal World.
Reason's why I LOVED it: *Strong character's. I could understand them all and felt as if they were my friends. *Jason is a HOT, Sexy baseball player who is a shifter. He owns the building Merry rents from. I want a condo with all windows for the roof of the living room/kitchen. *Merry is extremely down to earth. She is a nurse and enjoys caring for others. She has moved out due to being suffocated by protective family. Little does she know her biological father resides where she rents. *Favorite side character's were Sly(vampire dad) and Nathan(raven shifter, works at the friendly morgue) . Sly saves Merry's life. You might also shed a few tears as you learn about his connection with her. Nathan made me laugh more then most. I mean come on he works at a morgue. Okay I won't forget the witches either. I mean what goes on in there room doesn't need to be discussed.
Few things that disappointed me: *The plot seemed to be on a role in the beginning. There was an outward struggle with some character's. Then it turned inward to relationship struggles. I felt like I went from mystery book to full out romance.
I was not a huge fan of this book. It started out awesome. It was like a mix between tithe and Unholy Ghost. I thought , ' Hey here is an adult Fae bo...moreI was not a huge fan of this book. It started out awesome. It was like a mix between tithe and Unholy Ghost. I thought , ' Hey here is an adult Fae book that will span past teen life.' I was wrong. It was too out there for me. It was all about Fae gang life. I would not recommend this book.(less)
Werewolf + Historical London = Wild Wulf of London Series
I enjoyed reading a paranormal book with the intricate details of historical London. I only g...moreWerewolf + Historical London = Wild Wulf of London Series
I enjoyed reading a paranormal book with the intricate details of historical London. I only gave it 3.5 because it was a good story almost great, but not excellent for me. Sorry.
Rosalind comes to London for her stepbrother to see her stepmother but turns into his card to financial freedom. Rosalind goes to her first ball looking to be ruined so as to have her stepbrother send her back to the country.
Armond Wulf is the lucky man Rosalind choses to ruin her. He ends up being a gentlemen and she isn't ruined enough to send her back.
Rosalind has to endure her stepbrother's abuse until Armond comes to save the day and do what he has promised never to do.....take a wife and fall in love.
*loved werewolves set in that time. The curse of the family was interesting and can't wait to read the rest of the books. *Could have done without the abuse that Rosalind took from her stepbrother.
Quotes: "The problem with chasing young women is that they refuse to run."
"My mother says often enough that a young lady with my improper attitude can only come to ruin. I hope she's right."
I enjoyed this book. It kinda reminded me of the a mix of Caitlin Kittredge series 'Nocturne City and Black London' . This has a little of ev...more3.5/5 ***
I enjoyed this book. It kinda reminded me of the a mix of Caitlin Kittredge series 'Nocturne City and Black London' . This has a little of everything in it. Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches. I believe that Fae come into play later in the series.
Persephone Alcmedi is a kick-butt main female character. She is a witch but also a friend to the local werewolves. She kennels them on the full moon.
Main problem is that Seph is hired to take out the man who killed her good friend. Things are not what they seem and she gets more then she wants out of the deal
Johnny,alpha male werewolf, sets off all kinds of her internal alarms. He ends up helping Seph solve more then one problem. You can't help but love Johnny. I can't wait to see where things go between them.
*Good enough to continue the series. *Wish there was a little more... I guess I just felt like it was kinda of watered down. Hence not getting 4 stars.
There was so many awesome moments in this book I just have to share a two quotes for all of you Chessiebomb and...moreOriginally posted at Sisters Unedited
There was so many awesome moments in this book I just have to share a two quotes for all of you Chessiebomb and Terrible Fans!
"Seeing him was like being hit in the chest. Like something exploding inside her, a quick ravenous fire that made her shiver. So bright and hot it still amazed her that no one else seemed to notice it, that every eye in the place didn't turn to her while she went incandescent."
“Always want you, Chessiebomb. Always.”
Recommend: Everyone who has read and loved the Downside Ghosts Series! If you haven't read any then shame on you. These books are an addiction. Once you start you just can't stop.
The book starts off in an abandoned building with Chess doing what she does best, getting rid of Ghosts. This time around though she has help in the form of Riley, a new graduate. They quickly track down what all the noise is about as they stumble upon 3 teenage boys looking for a thrill. They got more than they bargained for when not 1 not 2 not even 3 but 4 ghosts show up on a rampage. Chess starts spouting of things that need to be done such as make a circle and get the kids out etc. Riley freezes and then freaks out.
"In its reflection, Riley's face looked even paler. The only thing keeping hers from looking the same-assuming it didn't, which she was just going to go ahead and assume- was the fact that she was still just high enough to be not quite as scared as she should be. And the fact that she was an absolute fucking expert at lying to herself."
She is left with a split second decision to either try to talk Riley into helping or pull-up her big girl panties and do it all. Now the option she chooses is the one that we know and love her for making, she takes on 4 ghosts all by herself and gets those boys the hell out of that room. YEA Chess! This women can seriously kick-butt!
After she gets rid of all 4 ghosts, Go Chess, she makes her way to Trickster's Bar. She spots Terrible along the back wall and her blood gets pumping and her heart starts racing 100 miles a minute.
"Knew, too, that the face she looked at wasn't ugly, that it was strong and it was Terrible's. That meant it was hers to look at as much as she wanted, and that made something she thought might be genuine happiness ride higher in her chest."
They end up heading out of the club on some "business" due to the fact that they are keeping their relationship a secret for now. They only made it out the back door before their hands started wandering and sparks flew! Wow baby do they ever. The tension between these two is wound tight! But like usual things start to go wrong for Chess. Terrible is called to take Chess to a building on the outskirts of Bump's territory where a fire started. The next things she knows she is pulled in on a new case for Bump, who thinks it is Slobag's men doing the burning. Chess then has an added case from the Church that takes her into Slobag's territory. Personalities Clash and Terrible and Chess's relationship gets hit hard when she has to spend time in Lex's area.
Will Chessie and Terrible be able to hang on to their little piece of Paradise? Where does Chess's loyalty lie with Bump or Slobag? Will she have to turn one over to save the other? Read and find out!
*We get to see a softer more emotional side of Terrible. He opens up to Chessie about his feeling. Well, as open as a drug enforcer can get. Chessie opens up to him as well.
“Chessie … shit, Chessie, I love you so bad.” His teeth on her throat, biting hard, his lips soothing the spot. “So fucking much, so … so bad.”
“Aw, naw, ain’t sayin that. You do what you need an ain’t try telling you no, but … takin you to bed, want you there, not just your body. An want you knowin it’s me. Love you, Chess. Dig?”
Overall this book was better then the last 3 and I loved the 3rd one! I can't wait to see what happens next. Trust me you are in for a surprise at the end of this book. I never saw it coming and Stacia Kane throws a new wrench in the plot. I love it!
As Chess says at the end : "It was her problem, and she'd deal with it. Because dealing with personal problems was so fucking high on her list of skills."
Loved it! Excellent sequel to Hex Hall. Forbidden love, Betrayals and unknown loyalties all come to light. The summer vacation Sophie never dreamed of...moreLoved it! Excellent sequel to Hex Hall. Forbidden love, Betrayals and unknown loyalties all come to light. The summer vacation Sophie never dreamed of.
Recommend: All those how read Hex Hall. Great Young Adult book.
Highlights: *Sophia gets to spend summer vacation with her dad. She does make a stipulation that she has to bring her best friend. *They end up staying at the counsel head quarters. More teen demons are there and no one know where they came from. *Someone has betrayed the counsel. Dad and Daughter get closer as both help each other find answers. *Archer makes an unexpected appearance and saves Sophia. This sends hormones raging and tempers flare.
Things I was not crazy about: *The middle seems to get a little slow as Sophia decides what she is going to do about Dad, Archer and Cal. *The end comes at you fast. Be prepared for the emotional roller coaster. You will want to have the next book!
Quotes: "Last semester was intense,” I said to Dad. “Intense?” he echoed, picking up my file. “Let’s see. On your first day at Hecate, you were attacked by a werewolf. You insulted a teacher, which resulted in semester-long cellar duty with one Archer Cross. According to the notes, the two of you became ‘close.’ Apparently close enough for you to see the mark of L’Occhio di Dio on his chest. I flushed at that, and felt Mom’s arm tighten around me. Over the past six months, I’d filled her in on a lot of the story with Archer, but not all of it. Specifically, the whole me-making-out-in-the-cellar-with-a-murderous-warlock-working-with-the-Eye-part."
"It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you've accepted that someone is out of your life, that you've grieved and it's over, and then bam. One little thing, and you feel like you've lost that person all over again."
"I expected him to do his usual thing of "Oh, Sophie, but that is impossible b/c of this big word, and that big word, and also this abstract concept."
"Mom always liked to say that we hardly ever know the decisions we make that change our lives, mostly because they are little ones. You took this bus instead of that one and ended up meeting your soul mate, that kind of thing. But there was no doubt in my mind that this was one of those life-changing moments."
"Oh, God, if that's where this woman had gotten her Sophie Mercer gossip, I was surprised she'd greeted me with a handshake instead of an exorcism."
"Most girls got flowers. I got a dirt pit used for demon raising. Nice."
Really enjoyed this book. I would have given this 5 stars but the last half of the book was choppy for me and I became a little disconnected. I have h...moreReally enjoyed this book. I would have given this 5 stars but the last half of the book was choppy for me and I became a little disconnected. I have high hopes for the next book. (less)
I thought this book was okay. The story picked up halfway through, which made me happy. I thought switching from person to person made it hard to foll...moreI thought this book was okay. The story picked up halfway through, which made me happy. I thought switching from person to person made it hard to follow. I was more interested in Raven and Kitt's story. But all in all I will continue on to the next book. (less)
Loved this book and love this series. If you enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse books than I suggest reading this series.
Tammy Jo is a typical Southern woma...moreLoved this book and love this series. If you enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse books than I suggest reading this series.
Tammy Jo is a typical Southern woman, polite to a fault. She also has witch blood from her mother and fae blood from her father. This mix means that she can't feel the magic that she uses. Think of it as driving a car being blind or deaf. Very hazardous and shouldn't be done. However, Bryn allows her to feel magic through the bond she has created with him. (less)
Unexpectly Wonderful! This is a book that was one that I borrowed from the library to turn around and buy because I enjoyed it so much.
Positives: *Tamm...moreUnexpectly Wonderful! This is a book that was one that I borrowed from the library to turn around and buy because I enjoyed it so much.
Positives: *Tammy Jo your normal southern girl with a twist. She comes from a long line of witches, however due to her mixed blood she has never been able to control the magic. She is head strong and witty. *Bryn Lyons is sexy, secretive, and ever the helpful gentleman when it comes to Tammy Jo. I love how these two banter the whole time. He is my 2nd fav. character in the series. *There is good food great banter between two people that can't help but fall for each other and the bonus of paranormal magic in the mix. This is a fast, easy read that I fell in love with.
Negatives: *Wish that Tammy Jo would allow herself to fall for Bryn and get rid of her overbearing ex. *I thought that it was a great story but could use a little more relationship building.
I am going to write a review. I am going to write a review. I am going to write a review. There I wrote and said it three times. Hopefully I remember...moreI am going to write a review. I am going to write a review. I am going to write a review. There I wrote and said it three times. Hopefully I remember to write a review!
I thought the book was okay on my first read. It took a while for me to really grasp the ideas and setting of the book. I took the ride and couldn't s...moreI thought the book was okay on my first read. It took a while for me to really grasp the ideas and setting of the book. I took the ride and couldn't stop from reading the other two books. I have to say the third book was excellent. It made me laugh and cry. Enough about book 3 this is book 1.
Key point: I know the main character Chessie does drugs and I do not support this, but the books have a whole different look on life and I have fallen in love with the characters. I say give it a try. Get it from the Library if you are nervous about it.
I am voting for Terrible.
Quote: "IF her life had taught her anything, it was that you never really knew what people had going on beneath the surface. People were shit. The only difference between them and animals was people felt the need to hide it."
"With magic almost anything was possible; all objects had energy, and energy could be manipulated." (less)