Could not get through this one :( Really disappointing too cause the series is so much fun, with her harem of willing men, i mean come on! You are a lCould not get through this one :( Really disappointing too cause the series is so much fun, with her harem of willing men, i mean come on! You are a liar if you don't want hot boys at your beck and call. But Anita Blake has jumped the shark . . . it's time to knock her up and put an apron on her!...more
I did not get the same connection to these characters as I did with Tina Folsom's previous books. But I did love their interaction together. Amaury isI did not get the same connection to these characters as I did with Tina Folsom's previous books. But I did love their interaction together. Amaury is a hottie! I wanna read his book. Hopefully more sex ;D I wish Delilah's background was explained faster, it seemed to come together carelessly. Samson was too whipped at one point, but he got his man card back by the end of the book. And the "OMG, I'm outta here cause you're a crazy vampire" moment switched to forever love rather quickly.
Who would not love this book after reading the 1st line? A vampire with ED is such an awesome topic, and Ms. Folsom did it justice. ED is a punch to the pride for a man, and they're human, not so insatiable as a vampire. So can you imagine how a vampire deals? Yup, he goes to a shrink! HAHA Well, after 9 months without functionality everyone knows what's NOT up. Except the mortal woman who happens upon his doorstep. That plot point was over quiet quickly and the connection between Samson and Delilah was super intense. More conflict abounds and poor Samson's having a bad few days.
Not so much . . . There was some steam but not enough. I liked the chemistry between them before they actually coupled. The anticipation was palpable! I wanted Amaury to get more action, can't wait to read his book. The SIZZLE factor was moved up remarkably when Samson and Delilah just talked, the nonsexual interaction was wonderful.
Not the best Tina Folsom book I've read and I can't even say if it's worth it to read for the series until I read the next book. There were more good moments than not, so not a usless read, I just had a lot of hope after reading A Touch of Greek. I will definately read the next book, Amaury's Hellion. Check out my blog Fairy Tale Floozy for more reviews!...more
This was great, kept me intrigued the whole time. I figured what the situation was early on but there were twists and turns that I did noBravo, Tina!!
This was great, kept me intrigued the whole time. I figured what the situation was early on but there were twists and turns that I did not expect. Amaury is a hot one, ladies!! And Nina, is a fierce fighter of life and vampires, she is not some wimpy woe- is-me kinda chicken! Loved it so much I stayed up till 3am reading cause I had to find out what happened! Can't wait for Gabe's book, gonna read that very soon! Lovin' me some Tina Folsom right now!!...more
Check out my blog for a full review! Loved this! 4/5 stars because I did not want it to end. Triton's growth throughout the book was refreshing and ICheck out my blog for a full review! Loved this! 4/5 stars because I did not want it to end. Triton's growth throughout the book was refreshing and I loved his ideas of capturing Sophia's heart in the beginning. Some men . . . even God's get it wrong, ladies. I love mythological romance and this was right up my alley! Just enough sex and a plausible plot. I just love when hubristic hotties get smacked with the love stick (or shot in the ass with an arrow). Will definitely be reading the next installment!...more
Lily moves back home after 10 years and runs into newly appointed police chief Daniel Kane. Daniel happens to be Lily's best friend's brother and highLily moves back home after 10 years and runs into newly appointed police chief Daniel Kane. Daniel happens to be Lily's best friend's brother and high school crush. Now Lily notices something about him that is not quiet right. One day, while catching up with friends, Chief Daniel asks for a minute of Lily's time and things change forever. Abductions, claiming, mating, strange tattoos and people that want to eliminate the demons; Lily has no time to process her new world, what will she do?
PEOPLE: Ms. Killough-Walden does a fabulous job describing the hotness of Daniel! Bad boy with a badge, book me Dan-O!! He has power and confidence rolling off him in waves and poor Lily won't know what hits her until it's too late. Lily is quiet, off-center, kinda woman. Described in the book as 'the leftover'. I immediately empathized with her and her plight to better the world through social services. Then Daniel Kane imposes his world on her and she immediately has to deal. Tabby is super cute and feisty, loved her banter with her brother and her loyalty to her friend. Glad she found some lovin'! My feelings of Malcolm were at such odds. Revulsion then sympathy. His book should be good! The Hunter was crazy. A great great character! And though I caught a whiff of who he was, I was still shocked by some of the secrets. (No, I will not tell you who he is!)
PLOT: Well, it lacked for me. It was all over the place, fast and exciting in some places. Then drawn out and boring in others. Something about the conflicts did not sit right with me. First Malcolm then The Hunter. I feel that if the Hunter would have taken Lily from Malcolm it would have meshed better. I was not diggin' the overbearing man thing. Daniel and Malcolm could be alpha and powerful without being controlling and manipulative, well maybe not Malcolm. The Hunter and his craziness brought the ending home for me.
SIZZLE: Wow, can you say chemistry! I loved how Ms. Killough-Walden chose to use one to describe the other. I was wondering what the heck Lily looked like while she was going off about how Daniel was smokin' hot good/bad boy. Then Daniel's perspective came next and I loved the descriptive from both. He was not afraid to admit his love for her from high school and it was really sweet how after all this time they are back together. Now enter the crazy wolf Daniel, handcuffs, and a knife . . . The best is the kiss that can give you an orgasm! Ya Buddy! Great chemistry + ok sex scenes = Good Sizzle!!
Good bang for your buck! Literally, only $1.00. The Heat only receives 3 Floozies though because I felt The Plot and The Sizzle could have been better. The People's description and interaction was awesome and really saved The Heat from receiving less Floozies. I will read the next installment but when I'm between books. I say, get it and enjoy the low price point, worth ever penny!!
"Well you came and you gave without taking, but I sent you away, oh Manny. Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking I need you today, oh Manny!""Well you came and you gave without taking, but I sent you away, oh Manny. Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking I need you today, oh Manny!"
Oh wait, that's 'Mandy' . . . whatever! He's the real Handy Manny, ok?!?
Man, I love me some Manny! The book was sooo long, and I have dishes and laundry to catch up on, but it was worth the sacrifices. And Payne!! What a fabulous mix of vulnerable, soft, fierce, and loyal. She is my hero, she kicks ass!! Payne is my fav shellan and JM is my fav brother, offically!!
However, I think Lover Unleashed should unofficially be referred to as the PMVJ book. That's Payne Manny Vishous Jane, BTDub. There was as much V & Jane as there was P & Manny. Hold your curses, ladies! It's not a bad thing, NOT at ALL! There is something about V that enthralls me. He is so proud and broken and SXHEXY as hell. And Jane, the ever faithful ghost trying to save her hellren from the unthinkable setting in motion a chain of events that will forever change the Brotherhood. Enter Butch, and it just a pop-some-corn-and-get-settled-for-an-awesome-show kinda thing!
There is so much in this book that it would take me WAY to long to write a proper review. Nevertheless, I will, but tomorrow, I'm tired. The book was great, worth the read. If you are a Brotherhood fan, you probably already read it, and I will check out your reviews tomorrow. I do have a urge to try Lagavulin, for some strange reason! Any theories? haha, ok I've gotta get some sleep, right now! On that note I leave you with a little literary algebra:
(Up/Downs + faux-ghetto metaphors)(muy caliente vamps + ass kickin + GREAT sex scenes) = J.R. Ward...more
This was a great read; short, fun, and very sexy! After reading This Magic Moment, I was very excited to rGreat read for a quickie vampire fix! *wink*
This was a great read; short, fun, and very sexy! After reading This Magic Moment, I was very excited to read more by Virna DePaul, and I was not disappointed with A Vampire's Salvation. Starts off with a mysterious vampire stalking Frankie Stewart with what seems like creepy infatuation but turns out to be sinister motives. Jack Rios has found his mate in Frankie and vows to claim her and protect her. Because AVS is a novella (I wanted a lot more!), the reveal and acceptance of vampires was fast but, really, I was happy because they could get back to the sweet lovin' :D I have an idea who the sinister vampire at the beginning really is and I'm curious about what will be revealed in the next book in the series!...more
I love, love, love, Larissa Ione and her cast of characters! She has an amazing way of bring heat, passion, fierceness, and funny into everything sheI love, love, love, Larissa Ione and her cast of characters! She has an amazing way of bring heat, passion, fierceness, and funny into everything she writes or collaborates on (Hello, Sydney Croft!!). She is current and sassy without sounding fake or contrived. I noticed more gore (yay!) in Immortal Rider and I was happy to see some of the Demonica Series cameos.
(view spoiler)[Limos is a kick-ass kick in the pants. She is devious, demonic, and lonely. Arik treats her like no one has, like a woman. She has long since changed her devilish ways but is paying for them now. Arik is by her side through it all and she soon realizes that she has missed out on that and craves more.
Arik, oh hunky military man!! I could see all yummy in camos and a machine gun (a la Rambo). He has demons of his own and, in fact, has a "gift" he inadvertently ended up with when he survived a demon bit in the Demonica Series. The part where he is trapped in Sheoul is so engaging and gruesome. His endurance in the most extreme circumstance was motiving! With a little help from his "friends" (aka Tavin) he escapes and is on his path to finding Limos. The nicknames he come up with to refer to Limos are funny! The ones I can remember off the top of my head are My Little Pony and Flicka!
Oh, and the side story of Than and Regan, wow! Go Regan, who wouldn't want a piece of that. Oh, but he said NO! I really got weirded out by that scene. I'm not sure if that was necessary to the story. Maybe in his lust filled haze he screams NO in his head only he thinks it's out loud. Besides that part, I can not wait for Lethal Rider!! A horseman baby, how cool! (hide spoiler)]
Overall a fantastic read. Ione never fails to draw me in and make me crave more. Larissa Ione is the best paranormal romance author I have ever read. She has the best all around book with a perfect mix of gore, grit, romance, sex, and fantasy. She has the uncanny ability to draw you in and make you apart of the world she has created and if you’ve read any of my reviews, that is my most treasured part of read. I crave her books and devour them in one sitting. I will get in line for all of her book without fail! Thank you, Larissa Ione!! Keep it up because we're reading what your writing!
Ugh . . . I need a witness! It can be quietly, in your own mind as to not upset your J.R. Ward group 'friends", or to keep the obvious from your lipsUgh . . . I need a witness! It can be quietly, in your own mind as to not upset your J.R. Ward group 'friends", or to keep the obvious from your lips but can someone please back me up!!
Ward's faux ghetto diatribes have become the most annoying thing since parachute pants. Hammer was not badass for strutting around in 25 yards of fabric and J.R. Ward's characters are not fiercer for trying to sound like they're "Straight Outta Compton", leave that to NWA, m'kay!
Here are some examples:
CPDers - really, just "cops" from Caldwell Police Department
Diving into his databanks - thinking, or maybe thinking really hard
"When the screaming pain faded a little, Veck took another run at remembering . . . only to slam temple-first into the land of Excedrin and blackout drapes again" - see what I mean?
" 'I can't remember anything after he showed up, and that's the God's honest.' " - How much harder would it be to add "truth" in there?
"Next door, on the far side of a connector, two deep male voices were doing the back-and-forth, in the key of frustrated-to-shit." - typical overuse of the hyphen
"This goin'-back-to-Caldie-Caldie-Caldie wasn't so much the issue." - As someone who comes from California and grew up listening to Biggie I'm slightly offended.
But really, when an author is capable of such poignant content as,
"Not all mirrors were made of glass, and you didn't always need your reflection to take a good, hard look at yourself. The truth was something you wore sure as the suit of flesh that bound and gaged your soul until you were set free, and you couldn't ignore it forever."
it's frustrating when a majority of the text is gibberish such as,
"Not a lot of Food Network going down in here: all he had were a couple of empty pizza boxes on the counter and some Starbucks dead solders clustered around the sink."
Starbucks dead soldiers? Come on Ward! Crazy thing is I only went 8% into the book, I honestly did not feel like rereading this crap.
I've heard many times and strongly believe just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Just because I can write every other word in italics doesn't mean I should. Just because J.R. Ward can do the whole hypen-overload-of-the-brain-to-make-something-hard-to-expain-easier-to-understand thing doesn't mean she should. Just because Nike, Van Hausan, Starbucks, Ralph Lauren (and who every else was plugged) wants you to promote their product in your book doesn't mean you should! Just because "Black and Yellow" contains those specific colors doesn't mean only Steerler's fans can like it. Ok, that went a little too far, but I want a red and gold song, damn it! As Ward would say, The Niners are doin' big thangs up in herr, off-the-chain-link kinda thangs, yo!
Ok, I'm back . . .
Don't believe me? Do you want more examples? No problem. Anyone with a copy can do so for themselves, here's how: Flip through your book and you will easily located groups of words separated by hyphens, meant to convey the attitude of a hip hooligan but ultimately makes them look like:
Seth Green from Can't Hardly Wait Remember him? Chester Cheetah, roar!
Or any of those Jersey Shore douchbags!
Thankfully J.R. Ward graciously allows us wait a year between books. That gives me time to unwind, and prepare myself for all of the obnoxiousness.
Ok, but to get more on point. I loved the story. I can not wait to see what happens with Sissy and Jim, as well as how Adrian will cope going forward. I love a series that builds and expands with every book until you are compelled to read all you can get your greedy hands on hoping for a taste. I can't wait for the next installment, I am invested in this series and eagerly await more! For as wrong as J.R. Ward can be, she is so right when building a relationship. The characters HEA develops so beautifully, J.R. Ward should have 'wonderful romance guaranteed' tattooed on her arse, because it's the truth! Not to mention the fighting and gore scenes, so captivating! This could have easily been a 5+ Floozy book . . .
That being said, I will not be the first in line for any future Fallen Angels books until J.R. Ward limits the "ghetto"ness. I relish books I don't have to dumb myself down to read, therefore, put them above books such as this.
And as Veck would say: Wow. Yup that's all I have on that one.
This book was so much fun! I value a Book 1 that sets up the rest of the series, and this did for sure. The struggles between trust and survival are eThis book was so much fun! I value a Book 1 that sets up the rest of the series, and this did for sure. The struggles between trust and survival are evident with love prevailing. Lots of questions still unanswered, which makes me anxious to read the rest of the books. On to Lord of Rage. Great series to start over halloween :D...more