After I read Angels' Blood and Archangel's Kiss, that make me fallin in love with Guild Hunter,I decided to read another Nalini Singh series, PSY-Changeling. I want to know if this series as good as Guild Hunter.
So, after my second read,I must admit that I feel, "WOW!!" with the plot, world building and background in this series. Set in the future, PSY-Changeling remind me of In Death series by J.D. Robb, but of course its different :D (Got that J.D. Robb is Nalini's favorite author, oh same with me!! :D)
In this book, Earth has 3 races.The supernatural being called Psy (they have various ability and they rule Earth government and have a big domination of economy aspect).Another supernatural being that mix their DNA with animal and can change to it,the shape shifter called Changeling (and they're hot, hot, hot :D). And the last is Human, ordinary being without no special ability (yeah, they're the lowest race :( )...
1969... Psy decide to make program, called Silence, to nullified Psy' s emotion. So they will not succumb to madness and have esire to kill each other. They can't feel anything, anger, joy, jealous, and the most important emotion,love.
2079... Sascha Duncan , a cardinal Psy, with eye color as dark as night, meet Lucas Hunter, alpha of Leopard Changeling's pack, DarkRiver, to discuss about project development for Changeling. Sascha get a feeling for Lucas, something that she considered for a failure, because she is Psy! She dont feel anything !
Lucas himself has an agenda, he's investigate about serial killer. The killer had killed his pack's member, and she is one of his sentinel's sister, Dorian Christensen. He try to seduce Sascha, to get an information. But, he curious with Sascha. He know that Psy is a cold creature, then Sascha beguiled him .
Sascha, despite her relationship with Lucas, start knowing about Changeling's world. And Lucas realized that Sascha is not cold like always seen. Sascha always feel that she had failed her mother, she is not competent as Psy, but Lucas prove she wrong. Lucas help Sascha to feel again, like a human would. And he take her to DarkRiver, to claimed her as his mate.
But, the killer act again, now the victim is from Wolf Changeling Pack, SnowDancer, the DarkRiver's alliance. Hawke, SnowDancer's alpha, give an ultimatum to Lucas and Sascha. 7 days to find Brenna Kincaid (the victim) or, he will kill Sascha. Sascha of course not believe that Psy can kill some people, because Silence prevent them from killing people. But she agree to help Lucas, even though she must cost it with her life, when she realized that she is Lucas' s mate. She love Lucas, and DarkRiver now became her home.
For the first book of PSY-Changeling series, Slave to Sensation has a good start and foundation for the development in story. The Changeling's word is easy to understand, but not with the Psy's world. Psy's world is complicated. They're so many Psy abilities, Psy-net, the web of Psy, and then Council (same with Cadre of Ten in Guild Hunter). But, still I enjoy the story ( I heart Lucas!! :D) and maybe will re-read the next books, if I have time :)....more
Dhampir, hellhound shifter, vampire, witch, nymph and Las Vegas, mix them all with action packed story and steamy sex scenes and you will get A4 stars
Dhampir, hellhound shifter, vampire, witch, nymph and Las Vegas, mix them all with action packed story and steamy sex scenes and you will get Aces Wild. As part of Sin City Collectors novella that written by many authors, Aces Wild is a good start and great introduction into a sin city that filled by supes from all kind.
Nevada is strong and a heroine that you don't want to messed up with, but she also have a vulnerable side. Her partner, Jake Troubador is one sexy hellhound that can be alpha macho but also understand Nevada, a quality that seemed so rare to found now in the latest romance trend. Sure there are some part of the story that, imho, weak such as the villain that seems 2 dimensional and why in a middle of fight they still can talk long than 2 paragraph is amazed me. But the action is good and the chemistry between Neve and Jake is sizzling, so I never mind that so much.
Aces Wild is perfect if you like your paranormal romance short but entertaining. The next installment of this new, exciting series is Queen of Hearts by Kristen Painter and I can't wait to read it. ...more
I give this book definitely 5++ stars ^^ Its hard to not give spoiler, but I'll make a try This is the story :
Aeron, once an immortal guard of Zeus, theI give this book definitely 5++ stars ^^ Its hard to not give spoiler, but I'll make a try This is the story :
Aeron, once an immortal guard of Zeus, the King of The Greeks God, that someday envy make him help his brethren to open Pandora Box, and released many dangerous demons to the world. He cursed by one of the demon, become host of Wrath. Everyday he forced to punish the wrongdoers, until he meet his baby daughter, Legion, the demon minion, that calm Wrath. But, a few days later, he feel the presence behind him, that watch him, make his Legion run away. Curious about that, he try to search it and then meet his downfall..
Olivia, the angel, a joy-bringer then make a warrior and signed by One True Deity to kill Aeron. But she cant help her amusement to Aeron, cant do her job, and because of that she choose to Fallen, fall straight to hell, her wings stripped and she become weak as human had. Its all to meet Aeron, to know the feeling to have fun and love someone...
But,Aeron despised her first, and then torn between Olivia and Legion, cause Legion cant stand near Angel. It become worse, that there appear a new entity, a news that there are great powers that help Hunter to againts The Lords, Legion's act that frustated Aeron, The Dark Prince confrontation, threat from Olivia's mentor Lysander and for the worse, Aeron's feeling to Olivia. He cant resist her, as that when he realized his love to Olivia, Aeron knows that he will lose everything he had...
Again, Miss Gena Showalter not dissapoint me ^^ This book is GREAT!! I dont hesitate to give 5 stars >.< (and + 5 too, so 10 stars, but GR just have 5 stars ^^) The story more intriguing than the last, the plot thicken. The story development open the chance that Lords of The Underworld is the worth to read series. There are some development for some characters and appearance of new characters that make we guessing what will happen next, and maybe will make us frustated too, to wait their story.^^ Some people said that the ending like just cut in, not tell the story of others, just tell Olivia-Aeron after they unite again . But I don't think so, cause its a good ending ^^. Its make we want to read the next book to know what happen next :) Things that make me irritated and laughing at the same time is when read Aeron-Olivia love scene. I just want to say TMI. To Much Interruption, lol. Miss Gena is tortured them (and us) a lot :D Like how, again, Miss Gena can pairing her hero and heroine well.
And dont forget to read the next installment in this series, The Darkest Lie, coming out in the end of June. Tell the story of Gideon, Keeper of Lies with his mate Scarlet, Keeper of Nightmares (they first meet in The Darkest Passion) that claimed once she is his wife.
Just give this book 5 stars. I don't know why this book not "touch" me like The Darkest Passion. But its stillFavorite Quote :"My Demon is a Girl??"
Just give this book 5 stars. I don't know why this book not "touch" me like The Darkest Passion. But its still have a great story
So, Gideon is Keeper of Lies. One day, there is a woman, her name is Scarlet, told him that she is his wife. But Gideon never remember when they are married and why they are now life separated. He can't detect any lie in Scarlet too.
Scarlet is the Keeper of Nightmare, she can unleashed the nightmare in everyone dream. She feel betrayed by Gideon, because he is not remember their marriage. So, Gideon try to remember and digging his memories. But the result is not like he and Scarlet expected...
There are many surprises in this book, not so many as in The Darkest Passion, but still intriguing and need an explanation. There are Greek Gods and Goddesses appearance too, that make the story interesting :)
This book is divided to 3 part, Gideon story, that tell his story with Scarlet to retrieve his memory of their marriage. Amun story, that tell he help Aeron (with help from the Sulky William) to free Legion from Lucifer. And Strider story, his journey to The Temple of Unspoken One and then meet the woman hunter that a long time ago had killed his old friend.
Actually I'm more enjoy Gideon's than Amun or Strider. First I got a hard time to understand his way of talk (with so many lies). But as long as the story goes, we can understand what he talking about.
Reduce the rating to half star for four stars, just because what Bowen do is unforgivable! To said another woman's name when he making love t3,5 stars
Reduce the rating to half star for four stars, just because what Bowen do is unforgivable! To said another woman's name when he making love to Mari, is a BIG NO NO!! Even Mari forgive him (by hanging his clothes in a tree), I can't. ;( But the last part is good soo... yeah not bad after all. Beside its Kresley Cole who wrote it, LOL!...more
Eeh, eeeh, dulu aku baca ini sebelum diterbitin sama Gagas :D Pas abis baca IADnya Kresley Cole, terus penasaran baca seri hisromnya. Secara ini debutnEeh, eeeh, dulu aku baca ini sebelum diterbitin sama Gagas :D Pas abis baca IADnya Kresley Cole, terus penasaran baca seri hisromnya. Secara ini debutnya Kresley gitu. Not bad lah, walau emang keliatan banget tulisan karya debut. Masih belum matang.
Sempat kaget pas tau heronya punya istri, jyah selingkuh diye ma heroinenya -__-". Tapi buku ini bikin ngakak euy.
Pas baca adegan MLnya yang pertama, kan ceritanya baca ebook di laptop.
Lagi serius2nya baca tiba - tiba,nyokap manggil dari belakang. Dan dia tanya lah "apa tuh kok ada tulisan I need You, sama ada love-lovenya segala?"
Mak jleeeeb! =)) Langsung speechles lah gw. Dan akhirnya pun ngeles kalau itu adalah bahan buat skripsian =))
Masih pengen ngakak aja kalo ingat hal itu => ga penting banget yah ini....more
UPDATE : Thanks for all friends and people who have like this review and commenting. Glad I can make you smile and laugh ^_^. Black Dagger BrotherhoodUPDATE : Thanks for all friends and people who have like this review and commenting. Glad I can make you smile and laugh ^_^. Black Dagger Brotherhood is masterpiece, and it will always be =)
My feeling right now :
Allright, this is the first book that start my love for BDB series, and when I know this book will be translated a year ago (at February 2010), I'm excited!!
Waiting 2-3 months later, no news...
Waiting 2-3 next months later, still no news...
And then at July, the publisher said that their try so hard to translated this books! Yeaaah, I'm waitiiiiiing...
Waiting, and waiting, they said this book wll be published at November, and then they decide to decline until December I'm still waiting...
And then they said again, they decline it until March this year!!
Alright, still I'm waiting, and then when the cover for translated version is coming up :
I'm speechless and said :
IS IT A JOKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?????????????
What the f*ck with that cover !!! . . .
Yeah, right =_="
I think if J.R.Ward know about this cover, she will go ballistic!!
For the publisher (in this case, GPU) : Thanks to make our dream ruined! You already destroyed this GREAT series with your awfully cover choice. It doesn't matter if you said that the story is great, the story is good. Yes, I know about that! But what with people that don't know about BDB? They always buy a book based it cover! Did you know what they're thinking when see this book at bookstore? They will think this is a book with "WTF Cover"!! and leave them!
Ahh, dunno if I want to buy this translated version or not!
Note : There are people said that the model at the cover look alike Keanu Reeves!!
No way, at last Keanu is sooo much better!! (Cut that crappy hair!)
I'll buy this book to know about the translated version, because my friends said this book lack of romance.. Huh? Really? Then, it make me more curious. Will show you all my "NEW COVER" after I bought this! . . . Which I'm not do it. The cover like a hot poker in my eyes *cries*
Fans of Historical and Paranormal, must read this.
I'm regret why it take me so long to read Soulless. G5 stars ++, and one of my Top Ten Read at 2011
Fans of Historical and Paranormal, must read this.
I'm regret why it take me so long to read Soulless. Gail Carriger is such a master of story teller, despite its a little hard for me to understand the story at the first, since she use an advanced English words and English not my native.
People said Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison is the most refreshing paranormal for this year, but for me Soulless is, despite its published 2 years ago. The story so original, even its have vampire, werewolf, ghost, but add a new kind in paranormal world, preternatural. Preternatural is not supernatural, nor natural. Its can make supernatural kind became human, and once is a supernatural hunter. And preternatural is lack of soul or don't have a soul, but they different from zombies. They just don't have a soul. Imagine what difficulty Alexia endure to become preternatural (and half - Italian too). But fortunately, she have her parasol to face it all.
This book knocked my sock off despite the slow opening until the middle part, the story flow like I watch a movie, which is good! Can I have parasol like Miss Alexia Tarabotti, so I can catch a werewolf alpha like Lord Conall Maccon? Or befriend with the eccentric vampire Lord Akeldama? *grin*
What I love from this book, despite steampunk genre is not my cup of tea, are the character and the story itself. The biggest star of this book of course Miss Alexia Tarabotti. Born as half italian, a spinster and blue stocking, no wife material, always mocked by her family, especially her sisters, not make her down and backed to the corner. Instead she is witty, smart and sarcastic. I think sarcasm must be her middle name after all.
“How ghastly for her,” said Alexia, driven beyond endurance into comment. “People actually thinking, with their brains, and right next door. Oh, the travesty of it all.”
Then her bantering with Lord Conall Maccon, a werewolf, the fourth Earl of Woolsey , and alpha of Woolsey pack, I found is cute.
“Mark my words, I will use something much, much stronger than smelling salts,” came a growl in Miss Tarabotti's left ear. The voice was low and tinged with a hint of Scotland. It would have caused Alexia to shiver and think primal monkey thoughts about moons and running far and fast, if she'd had a soul. Instead it caused her to sigh in exasperation and sit up.
“And a good evening to you, too, Lord Maccon. Lovely weather we are having for this time of year, is it not?” She patted at her hair, which was threatening to fall down without the hair stick in its proper place.
And its interesting how to see their relationship work. Alexia is not innocent, but she never guess Lord Maccon will love her, even she make a mistake at their first meeting which include a hegdehog. Conall might be old, but when its come to relationship between men and woman, he is clueless like Alexia was. Good thing he have his Beta, Professor Randolph Lyall, who make a best advice at human relationship. Alexia-Conall romantic scene not to steamy, but written well. It make my heart so happy when they're kissing, lol.. And when finally they declare love to each other :
“Well, my love,” said Alexia with prodigious daring to Lord Maccon, “shall we?” The earl started to move forward and then stopped abruptly and looked down at her, not moving at all. “Am I?” “Are you what?” She peeked up at him through her tangled hair, pretending confusion. There was no possible way she was going to make this easy for him. “Your love?” “Well, you are a werewolf, Scottish, naked, and covered in blood, and I am still holding your hand.” He sighed in evident relief. “Good. That is settled, then.”
There are so many interesting character at Soulless who will make you enjoy this story like Lord Akeldama, Alexia's flamboyant vampire friend, Miss Ivy Hesselpeny, Alexia's friend with horrible taste of hats. Floote,Alexia's Buttler, Countess Nadasdy, Queen of Westminster Hive or vampire community and many more.
I hear Soulless is made into manga, and I can said, the artist can describe Alexia and Lord Maccon well (even I'm not too satisfied with Conall's drawing). You can see their description here :
Oooo... kay Cause i have read this book before join goodreads, so i re-read it for write the review (and cause i join May Challenge Reading in " OfficiOooo... kay Cause i have read this book before join goodreads, so i re-read it for write the review (and cause i join May Challenge Reading in " Officially Addicted to Lords of The Underworld" group, lol)
Maddox is Keeper of Violence. One of many demons that has released from Pandora Box long years ago. He with his 5 other friends (Lucien, Reyes, Aeron, Paris & Torin), live in Fortress at Budapest, Hungaria. Live in peace, although he must struggle with his demon and his curse. Until he meet with this mortal, Ashlyn Darrow
Ashlyn Darrow is special, she has ability to hear people conversation in the past. But she dont like her abilities, and go to Budapest with hope she can avoid it. And then she meet Maddox, and become attrached to him . Maddox think she is a Bait (women that lure the Lords and give them to Hunter, their eternal foe), but he cant help his feeling to Ashlyn too.
Unfortunately, the enemy come closer, and then Maddox and his friends reunited again with their friend from Greece (Sabin,Gideon, Strider, Amun, Kane & Cameo), that have part for thousand years ago and the war between Hunter and Lords begin. Its worse that Maddox still have to face his curse, and Ashlyn has a way to remove his curse, but she must pay it with high price..
This is the first book i read from Gena Showalter. More better than The Darkest Fire, the prequel in this series. Like how Gena paired Maddox with Ashlyn. Maddox is full of violence then he has gentle side,he treat Ashlyn well. Ashlyn is look weak for the start, but she become though afterward.
The good side that i like from this series is Gena can make 12 lords that have a unique demon and personalities, cant wait for she to tell their story ^^. The mythology is fresh too, we know that Pandora has open the Pandora Box but in LOTU, Gena make Pandora is guarding the box, and the Lords opened it. Really2 interesting ^^. Really like about the last part in Darkest Night (and i tell you i cry about it). What is this part that i've say? Just read it, lol... ...more
Don't you dare say yourself a BIG BAD BDB FANS if you not read this yet! Contain BDB personnel information from Dark Lover until Lover Enshrined, inteDon't you dare say yourself a BIG BAD BDB FANS if you not read this yet! Contain BDB personnel information from Dark Lover until Lover Enshrined, interview, short story, BDB on Boardroom and so much more.
My favorite part is BDB on the Boardroom, and that's part make me laughing so hard until my stomach hurts!! This is some of my favorite scene (that featured one of my BDB favorite brothers, V and Rhage)
-BDB on the board-
Knitter's Anonimous May 8, 2006 Rhage (in his bedroom posting in V's room on the board)
Hi, my name is V. ("Hi, V") I've been knitting for 125 years now. (*gasping noises*) It's begun to impact my personal relationships: my brothers think I'm a nancy. It's begun to affect my health: I'm getting a callus on my forefinger and I find bits of yarn in all my pockets and I'm starting to smell like wool. I can't concentrate at work: I keep picturing all these lessers in Irish sweaters and thick socks. (*sounds of sympathy*) I've come seeking a community of people who, like me, are trying not to knit. Can you help me? (*We're with you*) Thank you (*takes out hand-knitted hankie in pink*) (*sniffles*) ("We embrace you, V")
Vishous (in the pit): Oh hell no...you did not just put that up. And nice spelling in the title. Man...you just have to roll up on me, don't you. I got four words for you, my brother.
Rhage: Four words? Okay...lemme see... Rhage, you're so sexy. hmmm.... Rhage, you're SO smart. No wait! Rhage, you're SO right! That's it, isn't it...g'head. You can tell me.
Vishous: First one starts with a "P" Use your head for the other three. Bastard.
Rhage: P? Hmm... Please pass the yarn
Vishous: Payback is a bitch!
VAMPIRES WITH ONE EYEBROW ARE SEXY May 8, 2006 Vishous (Back in the Pit, posting in Rhage's room on the board) Hi! My name is Rhage.....:) I'm starting a new trend in facial hair. Having one eyebrow is COOL. Having one eyebrow is SEXY. Having one eyebrow is very INTELLECTUAL. Come. Join me.
Rhage: (In his bedroom) 1. He immobilized me, the motherfucker. Or I woud have gone to work on the goatee. AND IF HE WERE SO TOUGH HE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO PUT A WHAMMY ON MY ASS TO GET AT ME. 2. My hair grows back VERY fast. I should be BACK TO NORMAL in a couple of days. 3. Even if it takes me the rest of this month...he has SO got it coming for him.
Vishous: Rhage! What happened to your eyebrow? Why...it's gone. Did you slip while you were shaving? Hey....lemme ask you something...Does your head feel off-kilter? You know, heavier on one side?”
This is the graphic novel for Mercy Thompson Series. and the story is prequel from . There are 4 chapter in this graphic novel. The art foRe-read....
This is the graphic novel for Mercy Thompson Series. and the story is prequel from . There are 4 chapter in this graphic novel. The art for each chapter is different, depent who the artist that done the art.But my favorite is chapter 3 and 4,that in my opinion, have a better art from chapter 1 and 2.
The story is about Mercy Thompson, a coyote shapeshifter that try to get a newjob, after she got fired. And get a new place, some place she can call home. In the other side, she got visit from someone. That someone is Adam Hauptman (the picture of him, oh so... great!) Adam is the alpha from Columbia Pack, a werewolf, that sent by Bran, Mercy's foster father and The Marrok. Adam warn Mercy to left the town, but Mercy resist him. Later, Mercy known that there are a danger from rogue werewolves,and Adam is sent not to warn her, but to eliminated the rogue too...
When first time I read this, I'm a little bit confused, I don't know this book is considered as prequel. But when I read Moon Called, I understand, the story in this graphic novel can read alone, but still tie in to the series. Recommended for Mercy Thompson fans.......more