Welcome to a world of Half-breed Angels that go after their sires and also are assigned to assassinate any oneReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
Welcome to a world of Half-breed Angels that go after their sires and also are assigned to assassinate any one who dares to not abide the laws of Heaven and the Directorate. They are apart of the Eternal Order and they are not to be messed with. Jarrid is one of nephilims who has a new mission. He is actually keeping a part of the mission quiet form the Directorate because this mission may help get him to Ascension and his brothers. He has to track down a woman news reporter and use her as bait to get the Renegade that the Directorate wants found. He has no idea why the Renegade wants the woman, but he will do anything to get his next assignment out of hiding. Ionie Gifford is just trying to get her next story and when an Angel or half-Angel ends up in her boss's office, she sees the most interesting story ever. What she does not realize is that Jarrid has other plans for her, but those plans go haywire when he realizes he is falling for her and she is for him. Things are about to get even more complicated when the truth comes out on why the Renegade wants Ionie. It is going to surprise the Eternal Order and even the Directorate, but Jarrid is going to find out it is harder to follow orders when your heart has changed course.
Be prepared to read a action-packed debut novel from Author Tricia Skinner. She takes you into a world of chaos where Angels, Warrior Nephilims, Vampires, and Shifters are all over Detroit. The Angels cannot stand the abominations called Nephilims, but they will deal with them because they take care of the Renegades who do not follow the laws of Heaven. Then you have the Eternal Order who defy sometimes what the Angels say. In between the Angel chaos, is the vampires who make friends with the Renegades and you also have shifters that vampires cannot stand. It's one paranormal world you do not want to mess with really, otherwise you get caught in the crossfire. Jarrid is one "brooding" warrior...you will understand the brooding part if you read the book, who definitely is scary and overbearing at times, but he has his reasons. Ionie is a determined, strong-willed and feisty character who is thrown into this chaotic world, but she ends up handling better than some of the other characters do. I loved the connection between Jarrid and Ionie and they definitely were destined to be with each other. Although, Jarrid took awhile to open up to his feelings, but you would be too, if you had no clue how to handle a woman since you had never been one. Ionie was a little annoying at times, but she got better towards the end. I loved the flow of the writing and how everything built up at the end. I look forward to reading more about the other brothers in the Eternal Order, especially Cain. =) Tricia Skinner did an amazing job on the first book to her Angel Assassin series and I definitely will be patiently waiting on the next book since the Eternal Order has an assignment that needs to be done for the Directorate. If you are a fan of the urban fantasy romance genre, this is a book you need to add to your TBR list or even read right away. Here's hoping we do not wait too long on the next book. I want some more of these sexy nephilim brothers. ...more
I read the first 3 books in the Escape to New Zealand Series, so I definitely wanted to read the 4th book. I foReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
I read the first 3 books in the Escape to New Zealand Series, so I definitely wanted to read the 4th book. I found I gained two obsessions after reading this series, thanks to Rosalind James. One - I really want to visit or live in New Zealand, and two - I need to watch Rugby. That being said...I am seriously contemplating moving to New Zealand after reading this series and enjoying what New Zealand has to offer. I even told my hubby and he gave me crazy eyes.
That being said, I definitely enjoyed reading the fourth book to the Escape to New Zealand series.
Nic Wilkinson is a rugby player who is about to realize his one week fling with the beautiful Emma Martens in Fiji may have been more than a just a fling. Emma's life got turned upside down before she met Nic. She was supposed to be getting married and going on her honeymoon to Fiji with her husband. Instead, she is going to Fiji alone and meets Nic, the handsome rugby player who is going on his own getaway. They hook up and sparks fly, but then Nic has to get back on the plane for his rugby games. Emma has to go back to her life as well. Six years later and Nic is about to find out by accident that Emma has kept something from him that he definitely wanted to know about. Now Nic's life is about to turn upside down and even his fiancee he is with, is not happy.
"Just For Fun" definitely is a perfect title to this story and Rosalind James did not disappoint in her fourth book. I enjoyed every minute of reading this book....but the characters and I did not click well. Nic, I was okay with...but not Emma. She was difficult to understand even when Nic stepped in to help her. He wanted to be there and Emma was just stand-offish. I really did not like Claudia, who was Nic's fiancee. She drove me to the point where I wanted to smack her (and I realize she's fictional). She should have been supportive, but wasn't.
I enjoy how much Rosalind James writes a story that draws the reader in. She throws in the previous characters and how they are doing. She also makes real story lines, and what happens in the real world...but minus the sexy rugby players. (At least in my part of the world, we do not have the rugby players...but other sports) I highly recommend this series to contemporary romance readers, readers who love sports romances, and readers who have read the first 3 books in the Escape to New Zealand series. I look forward to Rosalind James next books....she definitely has a fan. (She knows how to make a reader fall in love with some sexy fictional rugby players) I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author (for Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review. ...more
This will probably be the shortest review I ever write, but this was a short book to read and I do not want toReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
This will probably be the shortest review I ever write, but this was a short book to read and I do not want to give away anything.
"Walking Away" is about taking chances and walking away from the past, to make a better future. Coraline is going to learn how tough it is at first since her boyfriend, Blake, walked out of her life without even a note or a goodbye. She has been mourning over him for awhile now, until she finally decides to move on and goes out with her co-worker, Charlie. Due to what her ex-boyfriend did to her, she'll be on guard when she is with Charlie. Until fate decides to make the past come back into her life...and now Coraline must decide to go back to her former life with Blake or change her path and take a chance with Charlie.
This was such a short read, I was able to finish it in less than a hour (without interruptions...of course...which is hard for a stay at home mom). It was fast paced, which made me confused at first because it was so fast.....but it was an enjoyable read. I would have to re-read certain parts, to make sure I read correctly what happened. "Walking Away" teaches readers a lesson on learning how to walk away from the past, especially if the past hurt you. The real kicker to the story is when Coraline finds out the truth on why Blake left her. All I can say is, Coraline definitely found her way and she chose the right path.
This is Adriane Boy's first book and I definitely enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more books from her in the near future.
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This is not my usual genre in the last few months since I have been on a contemporary and suspense kick for awhReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
This is not my usual genre in the last few months since I have been on a contemporary and suspense kick for awhile, but when I read the description of "His Black Wings" I thought it would be something I would enjoy. I recommend to not really read the book's blurb though above because it will give the book away too much. At least that's my opinion. "His Black Wings" is about Claren Maidstone and how she has lost her parents to a boating accident and now is forced to flee and hide due to the man she was supposed to marry is out to get her because she harmed him and so did her dog. Claren ends up answering ad from Frederick Lowood to become has assistant, but she really does not assist him. Frederick has his own secret agenda of searching out Claren. He actually has been keeping an eye on her for awhile and has had it out for her family since his father died. Claren's family comes from a industry that ended up making Frederick's son the way he is. If anyone was to find out about Frederick's son, they would either want to experiment on him or send him to the one place that Frederick has been trying to forget about. Frederick ends up asking Claren to become his son's friend, but he's afraid that his son, Estrigan will be upset since he really hasn't been seen. He only comes out at night when the staff at his home are gone and he can move around freely or actually fly around freely. Estrigan is one of a kind...who has black wings. When Estrigan finds out Claren is living with them, he is upset about it, afraid she will run away screaming...instead he becomes intrigued with the girl and will do anything to know her, especially when he sees her crying one evening.
"His Black Wings" was an enjoyable read, but it did not capture my interest until the story of what Frederick was up to and how Estrigan came to have the black wings. I also liked finding out about the backstory of Frederick. I really thought the book started out slow and I actually thought I would not finish it until Claren moved into Frederick's house and Estrigan was introduced. He was ruthless to Claren at first and Calren just wanted to find out why. The moment Estrigan saw Claren with other males who wanted to capture her interest, he started changing. There was a lot going on with Frederick and what he was doing and then the guy, Kurten that Claren ended up hurting in the beginning and what his secret agenda was on trying to get Claren. He was actually annoying and I definitely believed he got what was coming to him in the end. Decker and Horace got my attention when they were fighting over Claren and they had a bigger role later on in the book. They cared a lot about Claren and just wanted her safe even though they did not know her well. All and all, this book got 3 stars. It was much different from what I am used to. It just did not capture my interest that I was hoping. It took me awhile to get into. I did enjoy certain characters over others. I enjoyed a different take of what Astrid wrote. It is not an Angel book. It has a different storyline all together which made it fascinating. It has a little steampunk to it, I believe which is one genre I definitely need to dive into more. Claren was a strong character who definitely keep me interested in as well. Estrigan will be my favorite though, even when he was mean to Claren. I recommend the book to YA Fantasy readers out there. You'll definitely enjoy this story that Astrid wrote. Maybe if I was not into a contemporary or suspense kick I would have enjoyed this book more. It definitely would be something I would have enjoyed as a kid or as a teen more.
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First off, I am going to kick myself in the butt for not realizing when I signed up for the tour that this is tReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
First off, I am going to kick myself in the butt for not realizing when I signed up for the tour that this is the actual 6th book in the series. I have never read out of order (it is a pet peeve of mine and I think I literally pulled my hair when I finally realized it)….so forgive me Linda Robertson. I have to say though, what sold me on this book and what is now tempting me to read the first 5 and re-read this one is the fantasy world that Linda created it. What sold me into participating in the blog tour was the synopsis of this book and the cover. I always enjoyed the Urban Fantasy genre as well. There are always twists and turns in Urban Fantasy that PNR and other genres do not follow. Persephone Alcmedi is dealing with a lot, she’s the Lustratra and everyone pretty much fears her and what she is capable of….of course they’re some who want her on their side. She has a waerewolf boyfriend who is now the king of his kind and he’s dealing with his own problems…one that involves his secret that Persephone is about to find about and his very controlling, manipulative new assistant who seems to want him for herself. Persephone also has her foster daughter, Beverley causing trouble at home, and forces Persephone in a bind. Beverley will put herself in danger and Persephone will have to ask the vampire, Menessos, to help out, but with a price that Persephone will have no control over. All three of them, are dealing with their own problems, but in the end they will have to come together due to a bigger threat that is arising.
I was confused at first while reading this because it jumped right into what the 5th book left off, but Linda definitely made sure to let me know what went on and I fell in love with the characters. I was on the edge of my seat while reading this book due to all the dilemmas that were happening to each character. This book gave me POVs of all different characters, which made me a little disoriented at first, but when I got further in the book, I was intrigued by each character that I was reading from. I got to feel what every character was having to endure in this book. ( I love having different points of view because you grow to understand each character and love them or hate them more. You also get to feel what the characters are dealing with, while the other characters have no clue what they went through. ) The best part of the book…which to the character Persephone and her family and friends was considered awful was when Linda Robertson threw in a adaption of mythology that I loved as a child. (Persephone & Hades) (I will not spoil it for anyone who wants to read this book or the others) Witches, vampires, waerewolves, fae, and even a little bit of mythology….all combined in one book, why would you not want to read it?
Why have I not heard of this series before until now? Shame on me and shame on none of my friends hearing about it as well. Well, now they know. =) I am so happy to know that Bewitching introduced me to this author and this series. =) I definitely will be reading the first 5 books, as well as anxiously waiting the 7th book. (I will even re-read this one when I read the other 5 to get the full effect) Linda Robertson has a writing style that had me staying up late to read the book so I can find out what happened next to Seph and her circle of friends. I definitely recommend this book or actually I should say series to Urban Fantasy readers out there everywhere.
I was provided a complimentary copy of the book from the author for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review....more
The book warns you in the beginning to be prepared for some really, really erotic situations and this book is mReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
The book warns you in the beginning to be prepared for some really, really erotic situations and this book is meant for readers that are older and maturer and can handle the situations that Pynk writes about. (21+ and older) This is not your normal book. It takes you into a world of escorts and their jobs and their job is not easy. They endure some really terrible situations and sometimes they endure some very pleasurable ones. Madam Money Watts operates the Escort service, Lip Service, but it does not only include escorting. She has to keep her escorts situations secret and of course what the clients want secret as well. Money's escorts are her sister, Midori, Leilani and her male escort, Kemba Price. They do things that the state and the country sees as illegal, but to keep it hush, hush, they must have a middle man to take care of the booking and code names for the clients. Because the clients are big time politicians, celebrities, and sports players...and if the truth were to get out, they would have their reputations, jobs, and families on the line. Money is about to have her job and her life turned upside down when her sister's ex-pimp wants either Midori back or Kemba instead. Money is not having it of course. She also has issues with a client going to far. Her sister Midori then takes it upon herself to keep seeing the client who keeps taking it too far and one night when she does see him, her world will turn upside down, when it was turning up for the better. Then there's Money's other escorts Leilani, who just wants fame and Kemba who is most chosen by the lady clients, but may have a secret of his own that he does not even know about or at least not comfortable admitting.
Pynk writes a very erotic, emotional book that makes you realize how life in the escort world is not all glam or rich and how the famous think they can get away with everything, until one person can ruin it all for them. I loved being able to read about each of the escorts perspectives and their different scenes between their clients and also get a piece of their life story as well and how they came in the business with Money. The ending is a doozy and I was not expecting that to happen to the characters, especially Money and Leilani. Leilani was one character I did not like, but that's because I felt she turned her back on one just to become famous....but she actually was smart about it and knew how to play the game. Money's parents really ticked me off though, especially her Dad and I'll leave that alone because I could go on a rant about them a lone. Grrr!!
I really enjoy Pynk's writing style for this book because she made my emotions feel haywire and also made me uncomfortable at some points in the book. I actually cried on what happened towards the end of the book...(and there was a lot that happened, so I want tell you which really was emotional because I would give it away) If you like a book that will take you out of your comfort zone, this is the book for you. You'll feel the emotions of each character in the book (the escorts and a few other characters that play a significant role as well). I definitely will be checking out the rest of Pynk's books. And can I say also that I loved the ending of the book on what men should do for women. =) Definitely going to have my hubby read that very soon.
I received a complimentary copy of "Politics. Escorts. Blackmail" from the publisher for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review. My review is my own opinion and not a paid review. ...more
When I was contacted for Cora Hawkes Virtual Book Tour....I said to myself....HECK YES...and I had already purcReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
When I was contacted for Cora Hawkes Virtual Book Tour....I said to myself....HECK YES...and I had already purchased a copy since I was kind of stalking...Cora Hawkes website to find out when the book would release. I saw the book on Goodreads one day and read the synopsis and knew it was up my alley.
First off...let me get this into my review first. The male character is not a cheater in this book. I repeat...he is not a cheater. Unfortunately, he would be considered a ladies man. He ends up having a girl over every night....but may I also say....he has had it rough and the truth comes out towards the end, what was really going on with him. I repeat again, he is not a cheater. How can he cheat when he is never with a character? Just saying....
I really thought at one point I was going to go through the book and beat the living crap out of both characters and I never, ever feel that way over any characters when I'm reading. I should know by now that New Adult Romance is a genre that makes me love and hate characters.
Here's a short take on "Rocked Under" - Emma has moved to the states to get away from her past and start new. She ends up moving in with her cousin, Ash, who has a friend/neighbor upstairs from them, who is a HE. Scott is the lead singer to the rock band group, From Under, and he is every girl's dream come true. When Emma meets Scott at the local club his band plays at, instant attraction starts. Although, Emma has been warned about Scott's tactics with girls and Scott has be warned by Ash to not get involved with her cousin. Now here starts the part where emotions go haywire for both characters. Emma is fighting her feelings for Scott and Scott is just confused by Emma. Bring on the emotional roller coaster of Emma and Scott and you will want to several times go through the book and knock some sense into both of these characters.
Now...you're probably thinking that I hate this book, but that's not the case. I love a book that makes me angry, happy, and sad all at once. When a book makes me cry and makes me blubber like a baby...then I know I'll be daydreaming about this book until the second book comes out in August.
I loved the angst and the sexual tension in this book. Emma had her issues with what happened in her past and Scott has his relationship issue where he never stayed with the same girl once...but for some reason both of these characters clicked with each other. Scott had his reasons and so did Emma.
If you love the new adult romance genre, love tattooed bad boys, rock bands, and your emotions going like crazy...then you'll enjoy "Rocked Under".
And don't come back and hate me after you finish reading it and loving it and find out the next book is not out until August. I read this book in less than two days and now I'm anxiously waiting for the 2nd book. I really hope Cora doesn't make me hate Scott. He did kind of tick me off every once in awhile in this book, but at the end, he stole my heart. Oh boy...did he steal my heart. ...more
I have read the first book in the Caged series by Amber Lynn Natusch and jumped at the chance to read another bReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
I have read the first book in the Caged series by Amber Lynn Natusch and jumped at the chance to read another book from her, as well as try a book by Shannon Morton. I am always looking to find more Authors that will keep me reading and leave me hanging at the end of the book. "Tempted by Evil" is not a usual YA book that I would find myself reading, but the description of it was interesting and I could not wait to find out who was the sheltered girl, the perfect boy, and the mysterious stranger. Aspen who has only life in a convent, never knew her parents. All she knows is that they died when she was really young. She is not living in the convent and trying to make her life carry on. She meets a boy who is willing to help her in anyway he can. He gives her a home and even gets her a job thanks to his parents. When Aspen, comes across another stranger while working, he intrigues her. He is always there watching her for some reason. Aspen starts to hear voices and see people other people cannot see. In fact, she is starting to question herself. When she finds out the truth on what is happening to her, she learns that the people she thought she could trust and the people who took care of her, are the ones who want her live out the prophecy, but in a evil way. Aspen does not know who to trust now...the boy who gave her a new life may be tempting her in the wrong way and the other stranger told her to not trust anyone, but herself. Is the prophecy being told really true. Is she the one to determine the fate of mankind and the world?
My thoughts after reading "Tempted by Evil" is that I need to know what happens now after reading that cliffhanger, but I do have to say the book did not peek my interest until towards the end. When the truth came out, I was neglecting my duties at home to find out happened next to Aspen and find out the truth about Merrick ( the stranger ) and the real truth about Julian (the boy who helped Aspen) because there was a another motive with him. I just could not figure it out until the end. I love the fact the book was different from what I have read before. Prophecies and towards the end, the truth of Aspen's parents and why she is considered apart of the prophecy and what she actually supposed to do. I give the beginning and the middle of the book 3 stars...but the end 4 stars, which is the reason why the my review is 3.5 stars for total. I am planning on reading the next book because Shannon and Amber definitely had me in shock after Aspen chose her path. I would have chosen the other side...Ahh! Aspen has her reasons, I guess. I recommend this book to readers who love the YA paranormal genre. If you are a fan of Amber's Caged Series, you'll definitely want to check out this new trilogy from her and Shannon. I was provided a complimentary copy of "Tempted by Evil" for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review. ...more
The last installment to the Angels Among Us Trilogy was full of emotions, action, and very steamy scenes. It defReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
The last installment to the Angels Among Us Trilogy was full of emotions, action, and very steamy scenes. It definitely ended the Angels Among Us books very well and also opened up a new installment that I know Elise Marion will make us love just like she did with the Angels.
Nathaniel was a Warrior Angel at one time, until he fell in love and made the mistake of pursing that love. He knew that he should not have fallen for the beautiful woman he met while dancing. He knew his actions would lead him losing his wings forever and becoming one of the Fallen. He could not stop his feelings for the beautiful woman though who captured his heart and now she needs his help more than ever...but he has been dealing with 7 years of not turning into the demon that he made himself become. Carmen Rodriguez has been trying to move on with her life with her son who is Nathaniel's. She did not know that one night of passion would give her such an amazing son who now has Guardians looking after him since demons want her son to help them in their battle. Her son is going to be one very powerful Naphil (half angel/half human). His Guardians who are Sarah and Jackson will do about anything to keep himself. He even has a Warrior Angel by the name of Reniel to keep him safe as well. Unfortunately, they were not prepared for what the demon who wants him for himself to open a portal and steal him in minced a battle. Now...Nathaniel has to help his past love to find their son and bring him back...and also help Carmen with her Oracle powers that she is still trying to learn.
I could go on in the description of the book, but I will give too much away. This is the final installment so I definitely do not want to give it away. Elise Marion definitely made the Angels Among Us go out with a bang. She also picked the perfect characters to finish the trilogy as well. She even brought in previous characters from "Tempted" since they played a vital role in this book. Can I just say...I love Reniel from the previous book and now this book even more. =) I felt a very close connection with the character, Carmen, since she is one strong female who can handle anything and she will do anything to get her son back. Nathaniel who had me fighting his demon from taking over was amazing as well. He fought the hardest of them all because he did not want to become what Lucifer wanted him to be. The ending was epic and I definitely look forward to the spin-off series even more after getting a small glimpse into it at the end of "Redemption". I was wondering since there was questions at the end that needed to be answered. Even the angels said there's more going on that needs to be finished. Angels Among Us, just introduced us to three angels who fell in love and how they were able to live their lives with their loved ones. There's a battle now that needs to be conquered...or should I say battles.
Elise Marion definitely did not disappoint in the last book and it definitely had me crying as well. I love her writing style since it is very descriptive, powerful, and emotional. If you have not read this trilogy yet, what are you waiting for. Warning though, you will miss the Angels after your done reading all 3 books.
I was provided a complimentary copy of "Redemption" from the Author in exchange for an honest review. ...more
"The Conduit" is definitely a book I have never come across before. It was really a different kind of young aduReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
"The Conduit" is definitely a book I have never come across before. It was really a different kind of young adult book that I'm used to, but I did like it. Celeste Garrett and her siblings are sent to live with their Grams in Tennessee since their Mom is in Michigan trying to sell their house there. All Celeste wants to do when she gets there is head off to her college so she can start working on her degree. But...instead...she is being told she is destined to the save the world by a stranger who appears in the woods one day...this stranger of course is not human. Celeste's ancestors made a pack with the Gryphon many years ago and now Celeste is to be "The Conduit" and she will harness powers from the Gryphon. Her brother, Gabe and her sister, Kendall are also part of saving the world. If they do not accept their destiny, then the seekers (or otherwise known as demons) will take over the world. There is one seeker out to find Celeste already and seek her out for his boss since she holds the key to everything. If the seekers finds Celeste he will let his boss know and Celeste will be in danger. It is up to Celeste and her family to make sure the seeker never tells his boss. Here comes the training of a lifetime for Celeste and her siblings and of course some strange things start happening to all of them and now they really need to keep what they are hidden.
"The Conduit" is a very humorous young adult story that I found very entertaining. It took me awhile to get into it until the Garrett siblings found out what they were destined to do. Celeste, Gabe, and Kendall are definitely siblings where they tend to fight with each other. There is one part between Celeste and Gabe that I could not stop laughing about. Gabe got his pride hurt...let's just say that. I connected very well with all three of the siblings when reading "The Conduit" and I cannot wait to read more about them in the second book. Poor Celeste, I felt terrible for her and when she was told the truth and I was even more sympathetic of her during the end of the book. =*( Stacey Rourke, left me hanging at the end and what happened to the boy that Celeste was having feelings for.
I recommend this book to readers who love the young adult genre and love fantasy and paranormal elements. Just be prepared to want to read the second book since you will definitely want to know what happens next to the Garret siblings.
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Excuse me while I contemplate how I'm going to get over the ending of "Embrace" and write this review. Stacey RReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
Excuse me while I contemplate how I'm going to get over the ending of "Embrace" and write this review. Stacey Rourke left me hanging again. I love cliff hangers, but the ending of "Embrace" was just mind boggling for me since I want to know who that is that made Celeste scream. Ahhh!!! The torture of waiting since I will not be able to read the third book until I am done with my other review books that I need to read. I will be finding out though....very soon!
Celeste and her siblings our back and they are still dealing with the darkness. At the ending of "The Conduit" Celeste found out some disturbing news about one her friends who she was about to pour her heart out too...instead she had to break up their friendship. Now Celeste is determined more than ever to kill who is out there to get her. She is the chosen one and she has to keep her self from being killed. Still being hunted...but now from a new enemy that is hiding in the dark. Celeste ends up quitting school, causing a ruckus at home with her siblings and even gets herself in danger several times where she has find away out without her siblings. Celeste has decided to focus on her job at the cafe and focus on her training sessions with her guide and her siblings. She never imagined a guy would come into her life so soon after Alec...and she also never imagined a second guy who appeared out of thin air, warning her about the new enemy. Now she has two guys that she cannot keep out her head...well three if you count worrying about Alec still. But can she trust the guys that meets and whatever happened to Alec. Well...Celeste will find out in "Embrace" and she will have to decide what has to do after she sees him for the first time in months. She also has to decide if she trust the guy who keeps telling her about her enemy and also trust the gang of demons who say they are sent to kill her, but cannot. Instead they want to be her ally. What is she supposed to do...she's keeping her new demon friends a secret from her brother and sister and she's also keeping another secret from them. Does she trust her new friends or trust what she's destine to do.
First off, let me just say, "Embrace" was a very hard to put down book. Every time I had to step away from the book to take care of something around the house, I would find myself itching to get back to reading "Embrace". Celeste had so many inner and outer demons to work out in this book and I felt terrible for her. There were several times I wanted to slap her brother and sister for her, for being so cold towards their sister. I also wanted to slap Celeste around sometimes too because she could not judge who was the bad guy and who was the good guy. She also tended to not think, but act too quickly. She should have told her brother and sister from the beginning on what was happening around her. So many new characters were introduced in this book and may I just say I cannot choose who I love more now...Caleb or Rowan (you'll have to find out about them by reading the book)...and I still have mixed feelings for Alec after this book. What the heck is wrong with him and WHY?!!
Stacey Rourke definitely kept me on the edge of my seat in this book and this by far is the best book...probably until I read the next one. I just loved the action in this one and of course the secrets that came out. (Mainly about Gabe...and his new love interest...LOL) Poor Celeste...had no clue.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves reading young adult and loves a little bit of paranormal and fantasy. You'll definitely enjoy the Garrett siblings even more in "Embrace". You'll also fall in love with some of the male characters. *sigh*
Oh...just remember...Stacey will leave you hanging at the end of the book. At least I know "Sacrifice" released on Smashwords and I can go buy it and read when I have a chance after I am done reading other books. It's going to take a miracle to hold me back from reading it though. I need to know what is going to happen next. ...more
3.5 stars "A Wicked Awakening" is about Cherie, who has everything she ever wanted, but she is not able to stickReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
3.5 stars "A Wicked Awakening" is about Cherie, who has everything she ever wanted, but she is not able to stick up for herself at her job between her boss and two women who seriously think they can walk all over Cherie. Cherie is forced to a take a job due to those two women who said they had other plans and now she has to tell her boyfriend, Cam, that they can not make their romantic getaway until later on. He is not very happy about it of course and wishes Cherie would just give the girls and her boss a piece of her mind. Not only is she dealing with stuff at her job, but she's dealing with a crazy old woman who keeps talking nonsense to her wherever she goes and she keeps having dreams of a sexy mysterious guy that she came across at a dance floor when she was with her best friend. She is starting to doubt her life and if she is meant to be with her boyfriend...because she should not be having feelings for the mysterious guy. She has to find out the truth and what the old woman keeps telling her. She even has her two cats that she understands telling her she's special. "A Wicked Awakening" is a very steamy paranormal romance book that introduces you into Cherie's life very well. You will become attached to her and what is happening to her. The Author even throws in the boyfriend, Cam's, POV. We get to feel what he is feeling about Cherie and what he thinks about her situation. There is so much that Cherie needs to learn about herself and she is starting to realize that maybe there is something different about her from others. This is a great start to the Wicked Series and I definitely felt connected to both Cam and Cherie, but I want to learn more about the mystery guy. If you read the short story before this book, you'll know why I'm curious about the sexy, mysterious guy. He's way of talking and the way he is period...definitely has me knowing who is supposed to be. Calinda B. throws in not only Cherie's dilemma with the job she has to do for her boss, but she throws in something that has been bothering the character since she was younger. It takes one incident to show demons again in Cherie's life that she never knew about until now. I definitely want to read the 2nd book in the series when I have some free time. I want to learn more about these Galaxy Dancers and their stories on Earth. I recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal romance and are fans of Calinda B. I received a complimentary copy of "A Wicked Awakening" by Calinda B. for the virtual book tour in exchange for an honest review....more
"A Wicked Choice" is a very short story that tells readers about the Galaxy Dancers and how they came to EarthReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
"A Wicked Choice" is a very short story that tells readers about the Galaxy Dancers and how they came to Earth in the first place. I definitely recommend anyone who wants to read the series, to read this short story first. I am glad I did. It is a very short read and if you are like me, you will probably want more afterwards, which I'm glad I had the first book in the series as well. This book just didn't quench my thirst of the series, but it does explain a lot. I was able to decipher who was the characters in the next book from this short story. I really liked how Calinda made the short story to be sexy and funny at the same time. The writing style was kind of confusing, but maybe because it had a science fiction kind of style to it. I liked it though, but it took me reading over certain parts a couple of times, to understand it fully. Like I stated before, if you want to read this series than read this short story first...or if you have read the first 3 books than this book will explain on why the Galaxy Dancers are on Earth. A received a complimentary copy of "A Wicked Choice" for the virtual book tour in exchange for a honest review....more
"The Monster Within" is the first book from Lola Rayne and after reading it, I'm ready for the second book alreReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
"The Monster Within" is the first book from Lola Rayne and after reading it, I'm ready for the second book already. Nicole Jone's for years has been having a great life, trying to forget about her past, until one day, she gets a call from her worst nightmare. Someone she thought was dead is now out to get here. She's all upset about it...and when she tries to go home the same day, she ends up passing out in front of a stranger, she thought could be the person who wants her. Instead, it is just someone she bumped into by accident and he was following her to make she was not in danger and to keep an eye on her. Gideon, never thought he would run into his beautiful woman and follow her. When she passes out in front of him, she knows something is wrong with her, so he takes her home to keep her safe. Gideon is not your normal person though because inside of him, is a monster that wants to claim Nicole as his and keep her safe with him. He knows that Nicole is his mate and his other self recognized her from the beginning when he followed her. He is determine find out what made Nicole all upset that day she passed out in front him and he will do anything to protect her. What Gideon does not realize though is, he will have to protect himself as well, when it comes to Nicole's past coming back to haunt her. My thoughts on "Monster Within" was it was a really great start to Lola Rayne's Mounting Darkness Series. The characters she created had great chemistry and I was able to click with them very well. Nicole kicked butt and Gideon kind of scared the crap out of me when I found out what he really was and what he was made to do. There was some very steamy, erotic moments between Nicole and Gideon in the book, so be prepared to maybe take a cold shower afterwards. (Yes...Lola wrote some sexy, steamy scenes) It was a short novella and only had touched a little bit and I felt it could have been more...but in the end I was really happy with what happened. Lola did leave me hanging at the end. I definitely want to know what will happen next, especially since Nicole and Gideon found out something else that I'm really curious about. I recommend this book to paranormal romance readers out there and for readers who loves reading short novellas. "The Monster Within" definitely was a great start to one amazing, sexy, paranormal romance series. Currently the book is only $0.99 at Amazon. =) ...more
4.5 stars I was provided a courtesy copy of “Of Blood and Bone” for the blog tour in exchange for an honest reviReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
4.5 stars I was provided a courtesy copy of “Of Blood and Bone” for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review. Can I just say that I loved this story, from the very beginning? I knew it was going to be different, just by reading the description of the book and that is why I chose to be apart of the blog tour. I enjoy a book that has paranormal to it and mystery/suspense as well. Courtney Cole had me keep reading since page one due to the fact, the book setting being in Malta, which I had the chance to visit back in 2003 when I was in the Navy. It was one beautiful country that I recommend anyone visit. Just a warning though, it is very expensive there, but it is well worth. My husband and I had our first dates there in Malta, horseback riding. =)
“Of Blood and Bone” is a story of Luca Minaldi who has been suffering with a curse since he was 5 years old. He would black out and not remember what he did once he blacked out. All he knew was having blood on his hands and knowing he did something that was awful in his town, due to the fact girls end up coming up dead. Dr. Eva Talbot who is visiting in Malta for her school to write up how people act in Malta was only there for a short time. She ends up falling for the handsome, mysterious, Luca. She is warned that Luca only keeps to himself in town, and only visits for meetings, since he has a business he needs to keep control of with his brothers. Luca ends up falling for the beautiful red-headed doctor and he knows he should stay away from her, but he’s having a hard time.
Eva ends up having to help Luca with his Mom since she is been having episodes of dementia and she’s been trying to hurt herself. Eva is not a practiced doctor in Malta, but she said, she could look after Luca’s Mom. Luca’s Mom, warns her about Luca, being a monster, but does not believe her, until one night in Luca’s home, she gets the chance to see the other side of Luca. Now, Eva must help Luca and find out what is actually wrong with him. When she finds out the truth, it may be too late to save him and the one person Luca has always trusted has been lying to Luca and is up to Eva to save Luca from himself and his close friend. I absolutely LOVED this story. It definitely is a different story to the paranormal. It had a mystery that I could not even figure out until Eva found out the truth. I loved Eva and Luca. They both stole my heart the minute they were introduced. Luca with his mysterious, sexiness and Eva with her beauty and caring towards Luca, even when she first met him. She is one strong-willed female character, until Luca comes around. He brings another side to her and she does the same thing to him as well. This book had my emotions going haywire, especially what happened to Eva during one part of the book between her and Luca. I was so upset for her. I definitely plan on reading the next book after this one since it had a cliffhanger at the end. =) I definitely plan on reading more books from Courtney as well. I loved her writing style and how she kept me intrigued from page one. Can I also say, that this book makes me want to visit Malta again? I'm so glad I signed up for this Blog Tour because I would have never heard about this book or Courtney Cole. Now she has a fan for life. I recommend this book to paranormal romance readers out there. Be prepared for a shock moment when you find out who is behind what is actually happening. You'll love the action, mystery, and paranormal to this book...that you'll want more right after you're done reading it. Countdown has begun to the second book. =) ...more
Seriously...I was left hanging at the end of this book and now I have to wait for the final book in the trilogyReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
Seriously...I was left hanging at the end of this book and now I have to wait for the final book in the trilogy to find out what happened. (cue in screaming) I love Kristen Day's Daughters of the Sea Novels. I am in love with her characters that she created and I secretly wish Finn was REAL.
In "Awaken", Anastasia aka Stasia, is supposed to travel to the Underworld before her 18th birthday to make a trip to a river that will help her become an immortal when she does turns 18. She must prepare for this trip ahead of time and her roommates/best friends help, as well as her boyfriend, Finn, she should be able to conquer it. Instead she's having to face some truths that are about to come out that may break her heart before she goes. She learns to be able to go to the Underworld, she needs to know exactly when to go. It's kind of hard when she does not know her true birthday. She will have to learn how to control her reverie's to find out her birthday and find out the truth of what is actually going to happen. Stasia is going to deal with one crazy Princess and her Mother who is the Queen of the Underworld who actually has to let her pass into the Underworld. She also has to deal with other people not wanting Stasia to become a true sea Goddess and intended leader to the Tykes.
Be prepared to go through some heartache in "Awaken" because Kristen Day definitely place some bombshells in this book that made me love/hate some characters and certain situations. (One being Finn, but only for a little while)
Stasia definitely grew even more in this book and is definitely ready to take the place of the Leader of the Tykes. If she can handle what she handled in this book, she definitely can take on anything. She's going to have to since there was a cliff hanger in "Awaken". The secondary characters, I loved as well....especially Ricker and Carmen. They sound like a old married couple who just will not admit they like each other. I love how Stasia's friends were there for her, especially towards the end.
I definitely was not prepared for what happened in this book. I loved Forsaken, and now I love Awaken. I was not expecting to love it as much as Forsaken, but Kristen Day definitely proved me wrong. Her Daughters of the Sea has become one of my FAVE Young Adult books this year and I'm anxiously waiting for the finale, Chosen. If there is one thing I love about Kristen Day is how she can make my emotions go haywire when reading. I about through my iPad across the room when Stasia got the biggest bombshell in her life from that wicked Princess Nadia. (Poor Stasia)
If your a fan of the young adult genre and love paranormal and mythology, you will definitely love this trilogy from Kristen Day. The last book in the trilogy comes out real soon and I'm definitely counting down to it. Thanks to YANR Blog Tours for introducing Kristen Day and her fabulous books to me. I received a complimentary copy of "Awaken" in exchange for an honest review....more
Review also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas I received an complimentary copy of Caged for the Blog Tour with Pure Textuality in exchanged for an honest revReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas I received an complimentary copy of Caged for the Blog Tour with Pure Textuality in exchanged for an honest review. "Caged" is the first book in the Caged series by Amber Lynn Natusch, and it definitely helped introduce the main character and her dilemma very well. Ruby has been through a lot. After losing her parents one horrible night, she's trying to adapt well on her own. That horrible night also helped her gain her eye sight. She was blind for so many years, that she never even knew what her parents looked like. She's been having moments where she blacks out when she panics or is stressed out after since that night her parents were killed...but she has no idea what happens during the time she blacks out. She ends up meeting up with Sean, who she thinks is stalking her because he is always there. She also meets, Erik, who she is fascinated with the minute she sees him. But...both guys have their own agendas on why they want Ruby. Ruby ends up choosing between the two and ends up choosing the wrong one....now she is stuck in a jam...but in the mean time, she finds out exactly what is happening during the black outs. At first though, she does not believe it. She has to see the aftermath of the black outs to really understand what she truly is and why certain kind of people want her. She also has to witness something that someone does in front her to believe that it is really true. My thoughts on the first book to the Caged series was that it was a very enjoyable read. I loved how the author introduced the characters in the beginning and what happened to Ruby in the beginning. I was lost a little at first, but then I was able to follow the story more once I understood what happened to Ruby thoroughly later on in the book. This is definitely a good book for the first to the series and it explains what Ruby actually is very well. The only thing that bothered me was the main character sometimes. I really did not click with her well. Maybe the way she always was getting frustrated and yelling at the other characters and maybe the way she talked period. ( I did like the fact that the way for her to relieve stress was to dance and that is definitely a great stress reliever ) One of my favorite parts were when Ruby, Sean, and Ruby's friend Ronnie were at a store (which is actually the excerpt in the guest post/giveaway post above). Ronnie played a short role, but she definitely put Ruby in her place. Sean was my favorite character in the story because of the way he was always there for Ruby. Even when I found out what he really was, I still loved him because I knew in the end, he really loved being around Ruby. Be prepared if you do read it, to have a lot of bad guys in the story. The ending was a doozy for me. I did not like that one chick that was introduced. I felt terrible for Ruby. (sorry won't give away..no spoilers here) I recommend this urban fantasy and paranormal romance readers out there who enjoys a book that keeps you guessing on what is going to happen next to the main character. (The poor girl went through so much...I do not know how she handled it so well. Although, she did have something that no other person had that helped her.) I plan on reading the 2nd book whenever I get the chance because I do want to find out if certain characters will hook up in the end. =) ...more
Let me get this off my chest first....I am in LOVE with KALE!! Oh my goodness...he is going on my HOTTIE List fReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
Let me get this off my chest first....I am in LOVE with KALE!! Oh my goodness...he is going on my HOTTIE List for Book Boyfriends this year and maybe for ALL time. Okay..enough of drooling over the sexy warlock....FOR NOW. =) Stacey Kennedy writes an amazing first book to her Witch's Brew series that will make you want more after you read it. You will fall in love with the characters. I know I did. You will even enjoy the humor, magic, action, and romance in this book. Seriously...I LOVE Stacey Kennedy and her books and The Cat's Meow is going on my TOP list of books from her...and believe me it is difficult to pick because every book I have read from her is FRIGGIN' amazing.
Libby is one female character, who can seriously kick butt with her crafty spells and amazing witty remarks that may sometimes get her in trouble, but of course every one cannot help but love her. She is very over-protective of her best friend, but she has her reasons and she does not trust WARLOCKS due her past. And they definitely are really good reasons why she should not trust them...until one sexy warlock is about to change her mind about them. Kale...the mystery warlock who supposedly is new to Charleston, but Libby has no idea why he is here and what he really is. All she knows, is this sexy Warlock is hard to get out of her head. He comes from wherever he came from to help her with a case that is leading to another bigger case. Both Libby and Kale must find out what is happening in Charleston and put a stop to the bigger dilemma soon. Of course Libby is about to find out the real motives behind where is Kale is and it may be for her benefit or it may make her hate warlocks even more.
Seriously..if you have not added this to our TBR list, you need to. If you are a Urban Fantasy addict like I am that enjoys this genre with a little bit of romance to it, you'll definitely enjoy "The Cat's Meow". Stacey Kennedy did a bang up job on "The Cat's Meow" and I am still in shock with the truth behind what was happening in Charleston and who was behind everything and also what happened at the ending. Oh...do not get me started with the truth of Kale. I think I fell in love even more with him.
I highly recommend "The Cat's Meow" and give it 5 Full Moons. I look forward to the next installment in this series and getting more of Libby and Kale....especially sexy, hottie, Kale. *sigh*
Thanks Stacey for giving me another fictional character to drool over and have fantasies of....shhh...do not tell hubby. =) He already thinks my list is too long.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review....more
Review also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas I love the dystopian genre. I find myself not getting enough of this genre after reading "The Hunger Games". WhReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas I love the dystopian genre. I find myself not getting enough of this genre after reading "The Hunger Games". When Innovative Online Book Tours introduced the Riser tour, I knew I had to read this book. I definitely was not disappointed with Becca C. Smith's writing style and the world she created in "Riser". I love reading books where the author comes up with an alternate future. This future entails a girl who can raise the dead and actually control the dead she rises. Where you can take a little pill called Age-pro and never grow old once you take the pill at a certain age. (Here's the catch though, you can't take it until your 18 (if you are the rich)...age 30 for others). If your caught taking the pill sooner..you will regret it. You have the Population Control Center where they study and regulate the population. This future the population is getting out of hand....Age-pro has made it where no one dies (except if you are in a freak accident you can die). What happens when the world is over-populated? You'll definitely find out when you read Riser. The main character, Chelsan is the one who can raise the dead. She's part of the lower class in the future. She goes to a rich school where no one likes her except for her two best friends, Bill and Nancy. Chelsan is put into a predicament where she's being hunted by people she has ever met. Her Mom is killed one day at their trailer park and reveals the truth about what happened in the past with Chelsan and her Dad...and who is out to kill Chelsan. It's up to Chelsan and her friends to find out the truth about what really is going on at the Population Control Center and who is out to kill her. I do not want to spoil this book...so that's all I'm giving you. =) My thoughts on "Riser" is I could not put my Kindle down when I was reading it. Becca took me into a world where I was scared for the characters and also thrilled to find out more about this world she created. I do not think I would ever want to take Age-pro after reading this book if it was a real product. If you read "Riser" you'll find out why. I would rather grow old and pass away like I'm supposed too. I would not want the government controlling me like they do in this book. I felt terrible for the character, Chelsan when she does find out the truth. The people who are trying to kill her are people who should love and take care of her once her Mom is killed. The mean girl, Jill who gives Chelsan grief when she is school...Grr!! My thoughts on her is that hate her and I wanted to go through the book and beat her butt. She was a "mean girl" to Chelsan. I'm glad Chelsan had friends to help her out with Jill. This book will take you on a rollercoaster from the minute you read the first chapter to the last chapter. Just to let the readers know I read the original "Riser" where one of the characters punches a certain character and I did not take offense to it. If you've read "The Hunger Games", you'll understand how the dystopian genre is. In "The Hunger Games", kids were killing kids. Riser just had minor violence in it. "Riser" is well-written for the dystopian genre. I did not find myself confused at all by what Becca was writing. Yes I did get annoyed at first with Chelsan pining over Ryan and not being able to really control how she talked around him. (She's a high school girl...and I bet every reader out there understands how a crush can make you feel when they talk to you). I know it reminded me how I was in high school, whenever my crush talked to me. I had butterflies and ended up blurting out stuff that I never would have. That is how the character Chelsan is with Ryan. I finally got over her annoying factor with Ryan, once Ryan admitted his feelings of her. Awwww!!! =) He was one of my FAVE characters in the book. I could go on and on, what I loved about this book, but I do not want to spoil this book for anyone who wants to read it or who is thinking about reading it. I recommend this book to dystopian genre readers out there and readers who enjoy the YA genre. You'll definitely enjoy this future world Becca has written and you'll have a hard time putting it down. You'll want to know what happens next to the characters and if Chelsan will ever have something "happy" happen to her. ...more
I was a little skeptical reading this book at first because I thought it would not capture my attention....butReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
I was a little skeptical reading this book at first because I thought it would not capture my attention....but now I'm looking forward to the second book. That should tell you, that I really enjoyed this book. It's much different from any other paranormal romance book out there. Noel has just been dumped by her boyfriend, and now she's taking it pretty badly. Let's just say she lost her job over the break up because she did not show up to work. Now Noel is having dreams of a boy that is invading her dreams. She knows something is different about him. The boy is now telling her that he should have never involved her because now she's being hunted down by a unknown world she had no idea existed. (witches, vampires, etc....) And she's one of them...but she's different and she's about to find out what she is from the boy in her dreams and from close friends who have been keeping an eye on her. Noel is now on the run with other supernaturals just like her...one being her best friend and another being her dream boy's partner who has an interest in Noel. What is a girl to do with two boys? My thoughts on "Dreamwalker" was that it was a very interesting book to read. Like I stated before, I was skeptical at first...until it got really steamy in certain parts and I understood the storyline a little more. Just a warning: There's a love triangle in "Dreamwalker". Sometimes I always lean towards one boy...but this book, I had a hard time choosing because I love them both. The only thing that bothered me was Noel. It really was just the beginning that I did not like her character, but that's because she ran into hiding once she was dumped by her boyfriend. Towards the end of the book though, she was one strong-willed character who kicked butt. I will not spoil the book and what it is about...because I will give too much away. There were times that the book was slow a bit...but than it picked up and surprised me. I love Andrea Heltsley's writing style because it is WAY different from others. She takes you into another world of paranormal. Now that I've had the chance to read this book from Andrea, I plan on reading her other book "Dissolve" when I get some free time this summer. Recommended to anyone who is a fan of a different style of paranormal romance. ...more
This was one HOT, Steamy, Sexy, Western Romance Book...that I had a hard time putting down. I found myself fanning mReview posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
This was one HOT, Steamy, Sexy, Western Romance Book...that I had a hard time putting down. I found myself fanning myself several times during parts of the book that was really EROTIC. OMG! Lorelei James is one author who can make a "Book Mama" smile, giggle, and squirm. Here's a tip for ALL the men out there...sex on a trampoline will do things to your body parts that will hurt. =) Oh...and now I'm craving ice cream thanks to this darn book. Georgia Hotchkiss (aka...Hot Lips to the guys back in high school) is one female character who has gone through hell. Here's some obstacles in her life she's having to deal with: her ex-husband is a douche, her Dad is naive when it comes to Georgia's ex-husband, and her Mom...well...there's something going on with her that's she's not sure about. Then there's the fact she lost her twin-brother after they graduated high school. She never expected the hottie who sat behind her in History class would come back in her life and change her world. Tell McKay, he's known to be a ladies man after graduating high school. He's following in the McKay guy tradition in the family. He's not ready to settle down at all. He has his own issues he's dealing with: his Mom thinks he has no life, his brothers like to use him, and his Dad is a jerk from hell. He never thought the girl of his fantasies from high school who he sat behind in history class would come back into Sundance, Wyoming. Georgia "Hot Lips" was his teen fantasy. He always loved her, but could never be near her because of her a-hole boyfriend, Deck (who ended up being her ex-husband). Now is Tell's chance to finally get his chance with Hot Lips due to the high school reunion coming up. Georgia needs a date and Tell wants to show everyone, especially Deck that people can change. My thoughts on "Kissin' Tell" is that I enjoyed every minute of it. Like I stated above, I had a hard time putting it down. I loved Tell and his dom ways. He took control in the bedroom. The things he did...Wow!! I loved Georgia and how willing she was to do anything with and for Tell. She was kind of a wild woman. Tell had to actually tame her, which I thought was funny. I loved the storyline of "Kissin' Tell". I actually cried in certain parts of the book because I felt the emotion of the characters. Both Tell and Georgia had a life changing event happen to them and they both were able to be there for each other and help cope with their losses. I love Lorelei Jame's writing style and I definitely loved how she wrote the steamy scenes between the characters. I've never read a book that involved ice cream in a scene and a trampoline in a different scene. Yes...I typed, trampoline. I still can't stop thinking about both of those sex scenes...and those were just two. There are plenty more between Tell and Georgia that will have you curling your toes with excitement. I recommend this book to anyone who loves reading western romance, erotica, and of course those ladies who love cowboys. This book definitely will make you want to "ride a cowboy instead of a horse". =) Be prepared for some mind-blowing sex scenes that will probably have you fantasizing your own sexual fantasies after you read this book. =) ...more
Review also posted on Book Lovin Mamas I received a copy of "The Wild Princess" from the publisher for the blog tour of the book on Innovative Online BReview also posted on Book Lovin Mamas I received a copy of "The Wild Princess" from the publisher for the blog tour of the book on Innovative Online Book Tours for my honest review. I've always been a fan of the Victorian Era and of course historical fiction. Let me just say the minute I finished reading "The Wild Princess", I was upset to find out that Stephen Byrne who I will explain about a little later in my review...was not real...but was the imagination of the author. =( *sigh* You'll understand why I'm upset...once I read my review. Princess Louise has been deemed the "The Wild One" of Queen Victoria's children. She's forced to marry a man, she really doesn't love and on their wedding night...she finds out even something scandalous about her husband. She has to promise to keep it hidden and she believes her mother the Queen did the arrange marriage on purpose. Princess Louise just wanted to become an artist and help women out...but unfortunately her mother had other plans for her. The Queen is getting threats and it's becoming dangerous even for her family and friends to be in the palace. In comes Stephen Bryne who is the Queen's elite Secret Service. He came from America to get away from what was going on there and also get over what happened to the last person he was to protect. He's been blaming himself for what happened so he wants to redeem himself some way. His job to keep the royal family safe from the Irish radicals who want to kidnap them or even kill them. He knows the Irish radicals have something serious planned and he thinks someone in the palace is keeping them informed on what is going on with the royal family. He must protect the Queen and her children...but in the mean time, he has become head over heels for Princess Louise who he can never be with since she's a married woman. Unfortunately, though he can't avoid her because he has to protect her also. Princess Louise asked for Stephen Byrne's help on a matter that happened back when she was attending art school. Stephen actually finds out some things on the Princess and he's starting to see why Queen Victoria and Princess Louise are always butting heads. He's also starting to realize there's another side to Louise..a side, he can't help, but adore. My thoughts on "The Wild Princess" are that I had a hard time putting down this book once it really started picking up in the middle. I had a hard time getting interested in the beginning at first, except for the one part what Louise found out something about her husband. I felt terrible for her. The whole entire time I read the book, I was mad at Queen Victoria and what she did to Princess Louise. I got even more mad when I found out something else about Louise. I just wanted to go into the book and scream at Queen Victoria for her. How dare she? (but I remembered...its just a fictional book...or parts of it are anyways). Princess Louise went through so much and that one part in the story had me in tears because I felt terrible for what she had to do. I love how Mary Hart Perry created a happy story for Princess Louise and...well... I fell in love with Stephen when he was introduced of course. His manners and just his style captured my heart. How he didn't really judge the Princess. Instead, he helped her get over her demons and come to closure. He was such an amazing character in the book...and when I found out he was just fictional...I actually got upset. I believe the Princess should have had a happy life in real life. She deserved it for what the Queen put her through. I'm definitely glad I was not born a Princess...because I probably would've been just like Princess Louise..."The Wild Princess" who just wanted some freedom away from the walls of the palace and of course away from her mother so she could enjoy her youth. I'm so happy though that Mary made it where the Princess in the story got some happily ever after. =) If you're a fan of historical fiction, you will enjoy this book. I will be picking up the second novel of Queen Victoria's daughter's whenever it is published and I also plan on reading many more books from Mary Hart Perry. =) ...more
I've been meaning to read "Coexist" since I saw it a few months ago on another blogger's site. I wanted to giveReview posted also on Book Lovin' Mamas
I've been meaning to read "Coexist" since I saw it a few months ago on another blogger's site. I wanted to give it a chance it sounded like a interesting YA read. I'm glad I got a chance to participate in Julia Crane's blog tour with Reading Addiction Book Tours. Keegan is a elf who is keeping her secret from friends at school. In elven tradition, Keegan has a chosen and her brother tells her the name of her chosen, which is against elven tradition. Keegan doesn't know that her chosen has actually been spying on her to keep her safe as per Keegan's father who is in charge of the army of light elves. Rourke is drawn to Keegan whenever she thinks about him. He finds her fascinating and he can't wait to be apart of her life. Things are changing around them and their destiny comes together sooner than expected when Keegan comes close to a dark elf. Rourke must step it up to protect Keegan even further and Keegan's parents think it's okay for them to meet sooner. A battle is brewing between the light elves and dark elves, and of course it happens on Keegan's birthday. Keegan's brother is a seer who sees the future and he's trying to change it because their family may deal with a serious lost in their family and he doesn't want that happening. My thoughts on "Coexist" was it was a very interesting book and I definitely understand now why the book was called "Coexist". Julia Crane has a very interesting writing style and I love the story she created. I was glad to read about other creatures other than the elves too in "Coexist". I really didn't connect with Keegan's character though, especially at the ending, it kind of made me mad on what happened to her. She also was kind of prissy when I was reading her character. She got everything she wanted. Rourke was such a sweetie. I fell in love with him immediately. He is very protective of Keegan even before he actually meets her. I also loved Keegan's Mom, Emerald who was one strong woman. She not only does her motherly duties, but can kick butt just like her husband. =) Thaddeus...was a very interesting character too (who was Keegan's brother). He played a very major role in the story. I loved what he did to make the battle stop between the light and dark elves. Very clever of him! I plan on reading the next book to see how what Julia does to Keegan next. I definitely wasn't expecting the ending to play out that way. It was a very short read. I would've finished the book in one day, but having college finals come out, it wasn't feasible. (don't professors know reading is more important) =) I recommend this book to Young adult readers out there....more
"Enslaved in Shadows" is Tigris Eden's debut novel...and it's definitely an AMAZING debut novel to her seriesReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
"Enslaved in Shadows" is Tigris Eden's debut novel...and it's definitely an AMAZING debut novel to her series Shadow Unit. I had a hard time putting it down. Let's just say the first few chapters was a sexy, scorcher read. Wow! Jesminda has never done anything out of character until she's on vacation and ends up coming across one sexy man who drives her wild. Draven is actually on an assignment while Jesminda is on vacation. He never expected a woman to peek his interest like Jesminda does. In fact, he shouldn't be interested with her since she's human and he's not. The book then picks up five years later and Jesminda and Draven end up running into each other again, but this time Draven, who is apart of the Shadow Unit must protect Jesminda from her ex-husband and his company. I could go into detail more about this book, but I will end up spoiling the book for someone who wants to read it. There was so much going on in the book and the ending was a doozy. If you like happily ever afters.....well...let's just say Tigris Eden throws you off at the ending. Sorry...not spoiling it for you. I loved the characters in this book. I'm actually in love with Royce. Oh yes...he's very mysterious and just a smart ass and the way he's described, doesn't help either. He also has a twin brother...but he seems to be a little too mysterious for me. One part of the book grossed me out with him. I love Tigris Eden's writing style and how different it is. I love the story she created for "Enslaved in Shadows" and I definitely loved the cliffhanger. I love Draven...oh...how I love Draven. *sigh* I also like Jesminda and how she was put through hell, but was able to stand up against certain people in the book. Although, I did find myself re-reading parts of the book because I did not understand what was going on because it would go by pretty quickly. This definitely is a great start to a series. I definitely plan on reading the next book. I want to know what the hell is going to happen next since that cliffhanger pissed me off. (but in a good way) I recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal romance, loves characters that can have you laughing, and for readers who always love a good cliffhanger. ...more
Every once in awhile, I find myself reading a mystery novel. When I was a teenager, I would read horror and myReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
Every once in awhile, I find myself reading a mystery novel. When I was a teenager, I would read horror and mystery the most. Romance Novels were not even on my brain at the time. I wanted to solve mysteries and read horror stories that made me have nightmares. Yes...I was a weird teenage girl who loved to be cared and loved staying up with a flashlight to ponder what happened in a story. "Firefly Beach" is a mystery novel, where Beth LaMonte moves to Maine to start over, to paint, and to sell her paintings at a local shop. She never figured she would be on an adventure to find a girl who used to live in the cottage she rents that disappeared 35 years ago. One night she is greeted by a mysterious light that flickers outside her windows, it looks to be a firefly. It keeps disturbing her and scaring her because she doesn't know what it is exactly. One day it leads her to a secret beach where she's find a diary. She discovers it's a girl's diary. The diary is written by a teenage girl who fell in love with a young man at her Dad's garage. Her Dad of course did not want her seeing this young man. In the end (like most teenage girls who fall in love), the girl decides to disobey her father. Things do not go as planned for the girl and she decides to disappear, but to where. Beth finds out who the girl's father is and tries to talk to him about her, but unfortunately he's not a people person at all. Beth then decides to do some searching on her own to track down what happened to this girl. She has to get to the bottom of it because she's been having nightmares about a road and such ever since coming in contact with the firefly. It's bad enough Beth is dealing with her own problems. She still can't get over what happened to her Dad and what happened with her ex-husband. When trying to solve this mystery Beth is face with what is going on with her life and how this mystery is teaching her things that she never thought possible to deal with. She also is helping other people along the way during the search. My thoughts on this book when I started reading it was in the beginning it was really slow paced. I had a hard time following for awhile, until Beth found the diary. I became enthralled to find out what happened to the girl who wrote the diary. When everything started falling in place and Beth continued on with the search, I had a hard time putting down my Ipad. I wanted to find out what happened to the girl. I wanted to know why her father never went searching for her. So many questions that I wanted answered. I loved the strong heroine, Beth. What she went through and what she had to deal with to solve the mystery, made her even stronger of a character. There were several other characters I loved also. Abigail for instance and of course Kenny, the jeweler (who had his own little story in the book...that made me like him). I loved Meira's writing style. It's much different to what I'm used to, but that's because I've been reading romance novels for so long I forgot how wonderful is to dive into a mystery novel. Meira definitely makes me want to further my reading out a bit and go back into mystery/thrillers novels more. I plan on checking out more books from Meira in the near future. This book did have me crying at the end though, once everything came together. I also enjoyed the happy ending for the Father of the girl who went missing. He finally knew what happened and gained something in his life that he didn't know about. (hint) Notice how I do not give away names. I do not want to spoil the book. The girl had a secret also, which was the main reason why I cried. All in all, this book was very enjoyable to read. I'm glad I came upon it at Reading Addiction Tours. I definitely recommend this book to mystery readers out there. Readers will feel like they are helping Beth along her way to find out the mystery of who wrote the diary. ...more
I found yet another book that had me in tears while reading it. This will be the second book this year that hadReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
I found yet another book that had me in tears while reading it. This will be the second book this year that had me bawl like a baby. I believe "Knee Deep" should be read by any young woman and girl out there, especially for the girls who are in a unhealthy relationship and feel like they are to blame in the way their partner acts or behaves. Jolene writes a book that will teach another woman or a girl a life lesson on how it is important to get out of a relationship that is going down hill from the beginning and to listen to that one friend who has told you, to get out of it before it gets worst. Ronnie has always believed that she would be with Shawn forever, until he did something that Ronnie never thought would happen to her. She believes that what ever is happening in Luke's life is making him the way he is and maybe she's doing something to make him worst too. Ronnie's bestfriend, Luke has always been there for her even when Shawn was gone for awhile...but Ronnie never knew that their friendship could turn into something more. She's starting to feel something for him, but she shouldn't and even Shawn is noticing which is making life with him even more difficult. People in Ronnie's life are starting to notice some changes between Ronnie and Shawn. Even Luke has noticed the abuse and tries to get Ronnie to let an adult know about it, but she feels like if she does that, she'll lose the love of her life for good...but is Shawn really her love or is her best friend Luke, taking his place instead? I loved this book because of what was taught at the ending. How any relationship can take a turn to the worst and how it is important to get help no matter what before something drastic really happens. You'll feel the emotions in this book when reading this book because Jolene does a great job on making you feel what is going on. I don't know how many times I had to step away for awhile to collect my thoughts. I felt terrible for Ronnie, but I felt upset with her when she didn't get help sooner. She had her best friend, Luke there that told her what she needed to do. I also cried on what happened between Ronnie and Luke. Oh boy...did I cry. That boy was amazing to her and she couldn't open her eyes and realize he was a better match for her. Shawn was a guy who was going through so much in his family, that he should have gotten help himself, but instead he took it out on Ronnie. Any girl or even guy that believes it's healthy for their partner to attack them emotionally or physically needs to read this book. This book teaches the reader how it is important to get help before the situation gets worst and to lean on that friend or family member who wants to help. I recommend this book to readers out there who enjoy contemporary young adult and readers who do not mind crying...because believe me this book will bring tears to your eyes. This is my second book from Jolene Perry that I've read and it's definitely not my last. She definitely has a fan for life. =) ...more