A very, veeeeerrrryyyyyyy short story about Larissa and Terak, a h/H from Stone Guardian, the first installment of Entwined Realm series. So, i3 stars
A very, veeeeerrrryyyyyyy short story about Larissa and Terak, a h/H from Stone Guardian, the first installment of Entwined Realm series. So, if you want to read this, make sure to read Stone Guardian first. Otherwise ,you will be very CONFUSED.
Like it subtitle that named "After-Scene", Stone Embrace is freebies from Ms Monsch for those that want moar from our stoic gargoyle Terak and his Meyja, Larissa. The story is simple, just how Larissa and Terak must convice Jack, Larissa's stubborn father to accept their relationship. Which continue to Larissa feeling insecure, Terak feeling insecure and they try to fix that insecureness with a hot (and yes I said it, HOT) sex. I guess, the sex is very HOT and STEAMY. And EROTIC.
Okay, must stop writing in capital.
What I said that Stone Embrace just an okay read (eventho Goodreads said 3 stars mean "I Liked It") is how short this story was and no satisfying result from Jack, Larissa and Terak "confrontation". I guess, it's will never easy to trust your son-in-law to ensure his daughter's happines. Especially when this so called son-in-law is gargoyle. Anyhooo, if you think that Stone Guardian is not hot enough, you will be satisfied when read this after scene.
Anyway, thanks for writing Stone Embrace, Ms Monsch. Just hope you're not too late when publish this....more
A Shot of Red is a mix of suspense, thrill, romance, with a hint of Dan Brown's conspiracy and politic plot. This book remind me at the time wh4 stars
A Shot of Red is a mix of suspense, thrill, romance, with a hint of Dan Brown's conspiracy and politic plot. This book remind me at the time when I read old Linda Howard's romantic suspense and Sandra Brown.
This book basically about Mia Moncure, the heiress of Moncure Therapeutic and her journey to investigate her ex-boyfriend's death. She believe that her ex death somehow connected with her family business, a business that produce vaccine that believed to cure the flu epidemic in USA. So, Ms March bring readers to follow Mia's trip into Lucerne, Switzerland to unravel the truth.
While in the other side, Mia also deal with her feeling to Gio Lorenzo, a man who work to Mia's mother, Senator Moncure. To have a relationship with him is dangerous and forbidden. But Gio is not a man who easily to give up. Together with Mia in Switzerland, he will do anything to ensure the safety of a woman he loved, when someone try to kill them.
I admit I read this book very slowly, much because my tight schedule and the early part make me bored. But, when Mia found that her ex might be murdered to hide a sinister wrongdoings, things got interesting. I love that Ms March took me into Lucerne, Switzerland. She mix myth (about dragon. Loove dragon!), art and so many description about Lucerne, from Mount Pilatus, Reuss river, Museum Sammlung Rossengart, and much more. I wish, someday if I have money, I will go there. Of course, with ease not like Mia who constantly on alert, because someone target her when she at Lucerne.
The thriller and the suspense is well written, same with the conspiracy and politic part. Some part that irk me, maybe is the romance factor. Don't get me wrong, Ms March did know how to write a steamy scene. She also make Gio as sexy as hell. But,I just wish that Mia do not act as coward. Gio see her as sexy, independent woman, and dedicated. But what Mia did to him is otherwise. I want Mia to stop hiding from her feeling, because what she did to Gio, somehow was awful.
Other part is.. ehm, the sex scene. I'm so disappointed when Ms March didn't write the actual sex scene, when Gio first have sex with Mia, and when they met again after 8 month. I become panic. No way I read so much sexual tension between Gio and Mia, a sexy and hot foreplay between them to finally read fade to black scene in the end, right? It's like slam a door in front of my face, and I admit that I'm a little bit pissed off. Surprisely, their time in Switzerland and in the end is well, I give my smut approval, which make me a happy reader. Well, it's not that I read this book just for the sex only, but when the hero described with a physical description that make your mouth drool, add it with hot foreplay, of course I want a hot and sizzling sex scene after that. Amirite?
One thing that I like is a twist near the end. Well, to sum it up "don't see it coming!". Even, I think that the reason why someone target Mia and Gio is a little bit meh and I have a "oh, really. It's the reason why the culprit do that?". So this is why I reduce the star, but oh, well, A Shot of Red still an enjoyable read for me. Especially when knowing that Gio love to ride bike. I love men who ride bike (ssstt, don't tell my husband! :P)
Recommended if you want to read a romantic suspense while also enjoying lush description of Lucerne, Switzerland.
To read this snippets, must finish Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series first.
This review will always update after I read all story in the snippetTo read this snippets, must finish Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series first.
This review will always update after I read all story in the snippets. Add my review about Shade & Runa's and Reaver's :)
FIRST READ : Read at September 2010
This is the story after the event from Passion Unleashed. So this one is about Wraith and Serena. Told their life after they're mated and how Serena face her new life as a vampire. My compliment just, well the story is to short.
BTW, Give me more of them, and I will happy, if Larissa Ione make free story about Eidolon-Tayla, my other favorite couple :D
SECOND READ : March, 2011
Well, at March, 28th, 2011, my dream is come true!!!
Finally, Larissa wrote the scene between E and Tayla. The story take place between Sin Undone and Eternal Rider. Tell about E that want to be a father and make Tayla pregnant, but he don't want use his power to do that. Wonder that finally, he and Tayla get what they want ^^. Beware, their sex scene is scorching HOT!!
Now, all Seminus Brothers (except Lore and Sin), are become father..
I'm happy for them ^^
THIRD READ : September, 15th 2011
For celebrating her anthology Supernatural, that made it into USA Today Bestseller (congrats!!), Larissa Ione once again make short story for Demonica character, and now its about Luc-Kar!! You can read at Larissa Ione Author Facebook page, and click this link : http://www.facebook.com/OfficialLaris...
My review after read it :
We know Luc, warg and competent medical staff at UGH (Underworld General Hospital). After the event at Sin Undone, he meet his mate, another warg, Kar. Kar is pregnant,and she will giving a birth soon. Like mostly men, Luc not ready to become father. Although he want to help Kar, Luc can't do anything since Kar want to do it herself. Luc feel helpless, but his life is complete, when finally their child born.
The story is short, but sweet. Not hot like another Demonica:Overkill story, but its good to see what happen to Luc and Kar when they face the beginning of their parenthood. There are cameo from Runa and Conall too. For Demonica fans,this short story of course can't be missed!
FOURTH READ : January, 24 2014
Color me surprised but maybe because I'm so busy last year, I missed two short story that Ms Ione deliver (and posted on her blog). If I'm not stumbled into Goodreads, maybe I'll missed it :(. The first is Oh, Christmas Hell, Oh, Christmas Hell that told Runa and Shade's story. Whoaa their children are so cute and even this couple is not my favorite, I enjoy their story. It basically about Shade's worriness with Christmas for he doesn't want to lie to his children about Santa, and Runa help him to understand. Very short, and not steamy. So it safe to read this in the office, lol!
The second is O Come, All Ye Horsemen (and Angels), which continued after event in Shade's. This is a spoiler one, if you not read Rogue Rider first, you can skip this one. Already read it? Good.
So, Reaver just found that he is the father of Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, and now he doesn't know what to do with his children. See, he missed them for five thousands years, give and take. So not daddy material. With help from Eidolon (me squeal here!!), Reaver giving the Horsemen the most awesome gift for them all. The story is very short (shorter than Shade's) but it still bring tears in my eyes. I can't wait to read Reaver's own book after this :)
Nyeseeel, nyeseeel, nyeseeeeeel ga baca ini dari dulu. Udah beli sejak bulan Januari 2012, bacanya baru Oktober 2013. Nyaris dua tahun! Gini ini loh, kalau sifat penimbun terus dipelihara, sementara bacanya malah baca ebook! -_____-"
Suka sama Sadie ketimbang Carter. Ini anak cewek beneran baru umur 12 tahun tapi mulutnya minta disikat aja XD. Sarcasm level tinggi untuk anak umur segitu. Atau orang - orang bule memang begitu? Sampai orang tua dan dewa dibuat "mainan" sama Sadie :|
Lalu, masih dini sih kalau ada cinta - cintaannya segala. Ini aku yang kolot atau gimana? Tapi umur 12-14 tahun sudah mikir cinta itu aneh deh, walau memang disampaikannya secara subtle
Terjemahannya... ngeliat yang nyunting.. hmm, no comment dah. Ada bagian yang menurutku kacau abis, kayak baju orang Mesir jaman kuno dibilang "kilt". Padahal kilt jelas2 dari Skotlandia, abad 15 pula. Pake padanan lain selain "kilt" juga bisa kan? Lagian "kilt" udah terlalu identik sama para Highlander :P
Untungnya sudah punya Throne of Fire (liat yang nyunting kok masih sama) dan Serpent Shadow (masih pesen, biasa deh bukabuku, selalu nungguin lama :|) , semoga sih ngga dibaca 1-2 tahun kemudian XD...more
And what I can expect from Ms Andrews. Who know a strange mixture of inn, a girl with broom, brooding werewolf that rivaFreebies on Ilona Andrews site
And what I can expect from Ms Andrews. Who know a strange mixture of inn, a girl with broom, brooding werewolf that rivaled Curran, a charming vampire from unique society Holy Cosmic Anocracy, can make me abandon my work at the office?
Also, Clean Sweep remind me of Twilight. But of course, still a better love story than Twiligh! XD
Like the title, Curran Vol 1 is contain Curran's POV from Magic Bites, Magic Burns and Magic Strikes (also Magic Bleeds, if I remember well. I'm not rLike the title, Curran Vol 1 is contain Curran's POV from Magic Bites, Magic Burns and Magic Strikes (also Magic Bleeds, if I remember well. I'm not read Magic Bleeds yet). Of course the event that feature His Majesty Furrines are his encounter with his enemy-to-be-mated-in-the-future Kate Daniels.
From Magic Bites is when they first meet at Unicorn Lane, which make laughing so hard reading his reaction to Kate's first word (if you had read Magic Bites, you will know it).
From Magic Burns, is when he treated a badly injured Kate and the famous (at last for Bouda clan) chicken soup scene
From Magic Strikes, is when Curran beg Julie to free him. Well, I'll not go into further detail :)
All of them are amusing and show reader how exactly Curran's feeling and thought toward Kate. Arrogan yet funny, irritating yet admirable. Curran sure is an enigma and thanks to Gordon Andrews for write his POV :)
The ebook of Curran, Vol 1, currently can read for free (and also can be paid, if you want to read in your Kindle). Being freebie lovers like me, I'm download it from Smashword. Just go to this link : http://www.ilona-andrews.com/books/eb......more
Sooo.... last night I stumble upon my Facebook and see Zoe Archer (one of my favorite author) share the link of Jessica Fink's website. With "NSFW" woSooo.... last night I stumble upon my Facebook and see Zoe Archer (one of my favorite author) share the link of Jessica Fink's website. With "NSFW" word, of course I can't resist the temptation to click the link, despite it is already 4 a.m and I plan to go to gym with my BF. Hooboy, really NSFW indeed! Chester 5000 XVY, written and drawing by Jess Fink is an erotic steampunk graphic novel that will make your smutty heart singing (har, har). The story is about Priscilla, a woman who lived in Victorian era with her husband, Robert a scientist. She's a nympho, and know what she want. Robert, overwhelmed with Priscilla's sexual appetitte then created a robot called Chester 5000 XYV. For what? For his wife of course. So Chester begin to pleasure his new mistress, but turn that his ability to satisfied Priscilla make she love him. Yeah, because Robert also act like jerk, totally abandon her. Can blame Prisicilla to fall in love with Chester. When Robert caught them, he plan to sell Chester. Oy, Robert! You make me (and another readers who adore Chester) so angry! Beside, Chester is way way better that Robert. Now, what happen to Chester? Can Priscilla give up on him to his new mistress?
Well, you can read it all in Jess Fink web. Click this link :
The best part? It's free!! No need to register or paying :D. If you want to read it in book format, Ms Fink already publish Chester 5000 XYV in paperback. As for me, I love the art, the style, the smutty part (lol!) and surprise! The story is good and sweet too. You can't help to fallin' love to Chester. Beside, he's kinda like live vibrator with 1:1 scale. The problem? Well, he's robot. But love doesn't see difference, right? LOL! Just for warning, this graphic novel is for ADULT only. The sex scenes are very, very graphic (even not offend me) and there's even a f/f scene. I will recommend if you love your steampunk steamy and like graphic novel. And the plus part? No dialogue, which make it brilliant!
Legacy of The Witch is a prequel for The Portal series. I know about the new series by Maggie Shayne, since she make a gorgeous website for The PortalLegacy of The Witch is a prequel for The Portal series. I know about the new series by Maggie Shayne, since she make a gorgeous website for The Portal. Even make a song for this series. Such a dedication!
As for this novella, I enjoy the story. Its fresh! Love the Babylonian myth and I always love anything that connect to Middle East culture. Amarrah is a slave girl to slaves girls. Nah, this already make me "huh, what the meaning of this?". To know about it, of course you must read this first, lol! Her grandmother just passed away and inherit a mysterius box to her. Alas she lost it. 10 years later after she move to America, she finally see the box, just to realize that the box now is hold by Sgt Harrison Brockson. Amarrah encounter him to get the box, but then she recognize him as her lover in the past. While destiny once again unite them, a dark force is try to prevent Amarrah to get her precious box.
There are some things are bugged me. Such like :
- The 1st POV. I'm not fans of this POV. Especially on PNR genre. - The destiny and reincarnation things. While I'm okay with the reincarnation, my feeling is a little bit mixed about the destiny part. Don't get me wrong. I love destiny trope, but I can't feel the connection between the heroine , Amarrah and the hero , Harrison Brockson. Yes, they're both had reincarnated, but is the chemistry from the reincarnation? How if Harrom, Amarrah's Babylonian lover born into another man? I just can't feel the connection between this two. - When Amarrah remember her memory in Babylonia era, there's 2 things that really bugged me. First, the word "sarong". Is that word exist like 5000-10000 BC? Sarong is a term for clothes from Indonesia (yes, my country!) and Malaysia. Even though people in Arabic peninsula use it, I doubt the word "sarong" already invented thousands year ago. Then when Amarrah called Indira with "Indy". Is the nickname too modern?
Anyway, with the pro and con, I still enjoy Legacy of The Witch. And I can't wait to read the first book of The Portal series, Mark of The Witch. Hope the book is better than this :)...more
Even I'm not reading the famous Fifty Shades of Grey yet,but its not too hard to understand when reading this. I read while I'm working at my office, and I must close my mouth from laughing so hard. Love when Gray introduce him to Anna with "Edward", and how Anna called her close friend "Jin" as "Jacob"
And what with Chris Gray buying "Walmart"? *rolling eyes*. The writing kinda boring, but its mean Andrew Shaffer just re-write what E.L.James write at Fifty Shades of Grey.
If you not laugh in the end, you don't have a sense of humor ;).
A short read. Its sexy and hot at the same time!! Eve and Jason is couple who enjoy their sexual life. They decide to spice up their relationship, andA short read. Its sexy and hot at the same time!! Eve and Jason is couple who enjoy their sexual life. They decide to spice up their relationship, and they found their equal at Luke. I can think Eve must be the luckiest woman oat the world to have 2 men pleasure her, or maybe its Luke, who enjoy Eve and Jason at the same time?
But be sure to be member first, so you can read it! (It's easy, and the web is rock too!) The cover had done by Tricia "Pickyme" Schmitt.. She's so talented :)
While I'm not fans of Novella, because sometimes I feel the story too short, not with this one. Sure, Brink of Eternity just have 10 chapters, but it's like Caris Roane can wrap up Gideon and Elise story and left reader satisfied and beg for more. And, this novella is steamy too, no rush, not just a so-so love scene, but an actual love scene that make you want to change your panties (hah! :)) ) My favorite part is when Elise sucked Gideon's wing locked. I swear this is the most erotic scene in this series, to see the man under mercy of his woman :))...
I hope Gideon and Elise will take a part of the next story :)
Note : I don't know why this one considered as book #2.5, since the story timeline is, I believe after book #1...more
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