When I see the cover of by Kerrelyn Sparks, I'm hooked! Ow, such a beautiful cover, and this is one of t...moreHave a signed edition from the author. 4 stars
When I see the cover of by Kerrelyn Sparks, I'm hooked! Ow, such a beautiful cover, and this is one of two cover in Love at Stake series, that featured a couple (other always single man or woman)
I'm curious with this series, so I give it a try.
Roman Draganesti, is a vampire, scientist, millionaire, and an owner of Romatech Industries. He make some new stuff, like synthetic blood, both for human and vampire (called Vampire Fusion Cuisine). Roman believe that he had abandoned by God, that he is an evil creature. So he choose not to drink blood from human, instead he drink the synthetic blood. One day, he got an accident, his fangs is broken! (yes really!, the event that make his fangs broken so freaking funny! ^^). And he need to fix his fangs, so he must meet a dentist. The problem is, vampire society don't have dentist. That's mean Roman must meet mortal dentist, one thing that he always resist.
Shanna Wellan is a dentist. She join the Witness Protecting Program, after see her friend's death, and she has a phobia for blood after that. At one night, she got attacked by people that she justified for, and then she got a patient! Guess who's the patient? Yep, he is Roman. Roman want Shanna to fix his fangs, but of course his fangs is not like ordinary people's tooth. Roman lie to her, that's a wolf fangs. Shanna refuse, but Roman don't have much time, and the people that target Shanna is coming. So, he take Shanna to his home.
Finally, Shanna want to fix his fangs (with some hypnotize thing in here), and become attrached to Roman, and vice versa.But, Roman is a vampire, he promise not to get involved with mortal again, even though he want Shanna. Shanna never know Roman is a vampire, until she left Roman house. After she know that he has a harem (10 bloodthirsty vampire woman), and then almost chased with Russian people that still target her, at last Shanna know, what Roman is. Shanna is afraid of course (hey this is a normal reaction if you know that the guy you have crush on is a vampire), but she can't help her feeling to Roman.
Roman and Shanna try to make their relationship work, despite their difference. But in the other side, Roman's enemy is targeting him, and then targeting Shanna too. There are another treat from human's world, Stake Out-Team, and the leader is Shanna's father. With their problem, can Shanna and Roman get over their difference, and can Roman finally release his burden after all?....
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire is a good start for this series. Miss Sparks introduce some character that will take their role play in the next books. There are 2 side in this series. First,the good vampire. They're not drinking human blood, and choose to drink blood from their glass. They are Roman's people and his friends, Angus MacKay and Jean Luc Sharpe. And, then there are bad vampire,they're thing human is their food.
Roman himself is adorable, yet he has a past that make him always feeling guilty, because in the past he is a monk. And now he is a vampire, an abomination. He feel God had abandoned him from long ago, and this is why now he try to make his life better. With helping a human, to redeem his sins. Lucky for him, he has many good friend in his side, and after Shanna come to his life, he is ready to release all his guilty feeling.
Shanna is a strong-willed woman. Even though she is fear with blood, with Roman's help. She know that Roman is a good person, her opinion change when she know he is a vampire, but after that, she realize, even though Roman become vampire, he is still a good person, there are a kindness in Roman's heart...
The world building in Love at Stake series is fascinating, and I cant wait to read the next book in this series (less)
I read the ARC version, thanks for Pamela Palmer :D, that held the giveaway contest at her Facebook page.
This book will always be memorable for me, si...moreI read the ARC version, thanks for Pamela Palmer :D, that held the giveaway contest at her Facebook page.
This book will always be memorable for me, since I never win book before, and its ARC. Its ARC!!!!! LOL :)). I still can't believe my luck then. Even now I'd win so many books, I always remember the moment when I win this :) (and Hunger Untamed is my first signed book! So happy to see my full name written at the first page and Pamela send a card too :'))
The evidence :
Forgive me for the bad quality of the pic :P
Now into the story, I never guess Kougar will have his own books, and his book come after Jag. Since he is so cold and distant. But here he was, his story was told and he must reunite with his lost wife (at last he think, she is already dead) Arianna.
What I love from Feral Warrior series is the emotional battle between the hero and the heroine. Kougar and Ariana have a hard battle, battle based on trust, since Arianna deceive Kougar with her fake death. Even Kougar hate his ex wife with passion, he still need Arianna's power to help his friend, Hawke and Tighe who trapped at Daemon's vortex, and deep inside,he still love her. This book not too steamy, if we compare it with previous books, which make me a little bit disappointed. I already prepare some panties in case I need those, when things get hot and dirty *snicker*, but seems that I don't need it, LMAO!
Why I just give it 4 stars, first is I just feel a little bit connection between Kougar & Arianna, maybe it just my feeling. And then at this book Kougar already know Ariana is alive and deceive him, while I remember at Rapture Untamed, there's no hint Kougar know about Arianna. Am I missed something? :/
I think the next book is about Wulfe, since we will get hint for his-maybe- heroine, but Ecstasy Untamed is about Hawke, who just freed from Daemon's trap by Arianna. Hawke hurt so bad, physically and emotionally. It will take his heroine to heal him and bring him back as a warrior again.
Well, maybe I can win Ecstasy Untamed ARC too? I will never know ;-) *finger crossed and pray so hard to Random Generator God*(less)
UPDATE :First read, borrow from my friend, and then I win a signed copy of Touched by an Alien, from the author herself. Thanks, Ms Gini Koch! You're...moreUPDATE :First read, borrow from my friend, and then I win a signed copy of Touched by an Alien, from the author herself. Thanks, Ms Gini Koch! You're rock, like Kitty too!! =)
Actually, I'm torn to give this book between 4 and 5 stars
Let me see... My reason why I want to give it 5 stars :
- Katherine Katt, a.k.a Kitty is my kind of heroine ===> She can kick her enemy ass and maybe yours as well! And she has a weird kind of humor. Oh, don't forget her sarcasm
- Jeff Martini -an Alpha Centaurion alien and agent too, wearing Armani suit (imagine agent in Men in Black, if you want) - is sexy, hot, alpha man, an empath that understand people's emotion. He's falling in love head over toe to Kitty. Want to marry her, want to have kids with her, care about her, get possessive over her.. ===> my new boyfriend *wink2*
- The story is full of action, fast-paced and humorous ===> I love it and laugh a lot
- Kitty's parent have a secret. And that's really-really make Kitty shock when she know it. But Kitty still love them. ===> Family theme is always the best
- May I introduce you to Christopher White. Jeff's cousin, an Alpha Centaurion alien with good looking. He seems to hate Kitty for the first time (call her princess, mock her). But be patient, after some part, you will know, Christoper's feeling to Kitty is different from what it seen, and it make Jeff-Kitty relationship got rocky! ===> The story will lack appeal, when the hero and heroine's relationship seems fine. And, oh be careful with Christoper's Glare. He has various "glare". From Glare #1 until Glare #5...
- Kitty has many way to defeat the alien. Kill the alien with ballpoint? Check! Sprout the alien with hairspray? Check! Confused the enemy with rock n roll music (especially Aerosmith)? Check, check, check! ===> forget gun, grenade, tank, jet. You can defeat Alien with simple things...
Now... My reason, why I reduce the stars :
- The political and religious aspect, make me confused! *_* Especially from Alpha Centaurion, but maybe its the way the author used to describe the world in this book.
- There are some event when Kitty looks weak. When she supposed to be strong, and sometimes she looks annoying too. But I think that's fine.
- Some action scenes in this book make me lost when read it. Too fast maybe. And sometimes the conversation make me confused too, because there are no explanation, who is talking and who is reply..
- Lack of Martini scene!! Yes, I want more Martini, I don't care if the story just about Martini and Kitty *just kidding, lol*
So, I decided to give this book 4 stars. But don't worry, this book is good. If you agree with my reason to give this book 5 stars and you love science fiction genre and some romance too, you will enjoy this ^^
Looking forward for the second book
And please, let this book have more Martini's scene....(less)
I won this from Under The Cover blog!! Yay, a huge thanks, kiss and hugs to Annie, Fran and Suzanne. And of course for you too, Ms Julie James! =D
4 sta...moreI won this from Under The Cover blog!! Yay, a huge thanks, kiss and hugs to Annie, Fran and Suzanne. And of course for you too, Ms Julie James! =D
4 stars! Funny, smart and sexy. I want my own 'Tall, Dark and Smoldering' like Nick McCall. Which its a shame, I can't stop thinking Jed Hill as Nick,lol. Perhaps because the model cover for this one is him ;).
And I love Jordan Rhodes. She's not the one of those TSTL heroine. And even she's a heiress of billionaire, she's though and not spoiled. I think Paris Hilton must make Jordan her role model, just sayin'. BTW, I love her purple dress that she wearing, and lucky, the publisher show those dress at the cover!. ZOMG, if I'm as tall and curvy as that model, I want one too!
All the wine things in this book make me want to taste them. Alas, I can't :(. But hope I can go to Napa Valley,then :). The sex scene not too hot and intense. Its vanilla kind and not make you want to prepare some panties in case you need it (LOL). One scene when Nick pour wine over Jordan's body, remind me of some scene at , when the hero pour the campagne over his woman's head. But I like James's.
If you love contemporary romance, lusting over FBI hero, want a heroine that not TSTL, some knowledge about wine, a little bit suspense, and smart sarcasm and humor, A Lot Like Love can solve your problem ;) (less)
First, I want to say thank you to Pamela Clare for her kindness. First I get Naked Edge from her, now Breaking Point. I can't say...more5 STARS, definitely!
First, I want to say thank you to Pamela Clare for her kindness. First I get Naked Edge from her, now Breaking Point. I can't say much, just..thank you, really, really thank you..
Again, Pamela Clare never disappoint me. Breaking Point, while it's not my favorite ( Unlawful Contact still the best ;) ), but I really love this book. A hero to die for, but even Zach is Deputy U.S.Marshall, the top alpha (and it makes Marc, Julian and Gabe, hero from the previous books, pissed off!),he's not perfect, he had his own demon, pain and nightmare. A heroine that make me proud of her, Natalie might be look weak, but I adore her strength. This book is full action! From the start until the end. There's so much surprising moment happen. (teaser : something terrible happen to Julian *gasp*)
I can't write a good review, since My English not good either. There's so much a great review about this book at Goodreads here, like review by Lady Jayne, Auntee, Shawna, UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~*, Rhonda, Annie, Elena, the others.. . And yeah, I love their review, really!!! :D.
This year, I'm glad I can find a new addictive series like I-Team. A series that make me want to read again and again. A series that make me captivated, laughing, crying, thinking. Thinking, while I sit here, write a review, laughing at my friend's joke, arguing with my parent, there are lot of despair in other country, so much injustice, a bad side in this world. I can't do anything for that, just stunned here, almost crying. I know this book just a fiction,but Pamela's writing so realistic , it make me can feel what happen to the story and the character.
Some of my favorite quote and scene :
He held up the AK-47, the muscles in his arm bunching against the weight. “This is an assault rifle.” Then held up the handgun. “This is a semi-automatic pistol.” Then he gave a little thrust of his hips and looked down at his penis. “That is my gun. As you’ve discovered, it’s pumpaction like a shotgun , but it doesn’t fire bullets." ==> *snort*, men with their egos :))
He tilted his head back and let loose his best coyote howl. Chuckling, he glanced down again, his ending laughing abruptly when he saw the expression on her face. Clearly, she was not amused ==> what I love from I-Team heroes.. their dry joke :))
"When I realized I was going to die, the only thing I could think about was you and what an idiot I’d been for not telling you how I felt about you. I think I’ve loved you from the moment you lifted that awful blindfold off my face. I opened my eyes, and there you were, the bravest, most beautiful woman I’ve ever known. You set me free Natalie. In so many ways, you set me free." ==> I think the first scene when Natalie removed Zach blindfold and stare to his eyes, is my top favorite *sigh*
This one considered as spoiler (view spoiler)[ It was the photo of Marc and Julian. The lighting had been perfect, catching the texture of their skin, the subtlest details of their face, exposing their emotion. Julian lay, bloodied and shirtless, againts Marc' s chest, his eyed closed, pain etched on every feature of his face. Marc looked down at him, pressing gauze to the bullet wound in his shoulder and an ice bag to his hand, his expression fierce, a mix of anger, concern, and - there was no other word for it - love ==> this is the photo that captured by Joaquin, I-Team cameraman, the last scene, when they save Natalie from Los Zetas. I love this scene, it show the friendship and bromance between Julian and Marc (hide spoiler)]
Now, I must find another new series that make me intrigued and can't stop reading, or, I will re-read all book at this series again :D
NOTE : Dear Zach, I know you sexy as hell. I know you so alpha. I know you so tortured, physically and mentally. BUT, you never beat Marc Hunter. For me, he is my hero. Sorry...
AND I HOPE JOAQUIN RAMIREZ HAVE HIS OWN BOOK!!! :D ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I won Ascension and Burning Skies when I chat with the author, Caris Roane at VampChix blog :)
So I'd finish read this.I torn to give it 3 or 4 stars....moreI won Ascension and Burning Skies when I chat with the author, Caris Roane at VampChix blog :)
So I'd finish read this.I torn to give it 3 or 4 stars. But I give it 4 stars instead :)
EDIT : After read Burning Skies, the 2nd book, that I loved, I just give this one 3 stars, due too much told about the world background and I don't have a connection with the character. But as the first book at series, this book not so bad, but not my cup of tea either :)
Will write entire review soon.. and I must said my favorite character in this book not the hero (Kerrick) or heroine (Alison), but Endelle, the boss.. How I want to see Her Supremeness to fall, and I believe, she will fall.. hard :))(less)
Like Ascension, I won this book from the author too :)
And this book is BETTEEEEEEEERRR than the first book!!! Not like Ascension, that I want DNF at t...moreLike Ascension, I won this book from the author too :)
And this book is BETTEEEEEEEERRR than the first book!!! Not like Ascension, that I want DNF at the middle of the book, but with some magic (or full of willingness, I try to finish), I love this one!! While I can't connect with the hero and heroine from the first book, I enjoy Marcus and Havily relationship in Burning Skies. Definitely more romantic and the love scene more steamy than the first!
Did I say that my favorite character is Endelle? This woman is the leader of Warrior of Blood, and like the first book, she still bitchy, mad and crazy like before. Her character reminds me of Nix from IAD by Kresley Cole, but of course she more though and bitchy than Nix! How I want Endelle have her own book, and she finally meet her mate..
I will write complete review soon, and can't wait for book 3 .. The characters, Parisa Lovejoy and Antony Medichi was introduced in this book (Antony already had from the 1st book).. Something bad happen to Parisa, and yesss, August, please come in!!!(less)
Larissa Ione once again show her class! Immortal Rider is one of her masterpiece who will make her readers have a blast ride! Fasten your seat belt, folks! The reason why I reduce it to 1/2 star, maybe because the ending I feel too "easy" and rushed. And can't wait for Than's book. Oh yea, bring it on, Paul Marron!!
WOW!!! Just... WOW!! This one must be my FAVORITE cover of ALL Larissa Ione's books!! :D
UPDATE Found a special excerpt about Immortal Rider that post in here : special excerpt O, ow, look like Arik in deep trouble :P
UPDATE ver.2, May, 22nd Larissa Ione posted this at her FB page (to celebrate Non-Rapture Day. What is Rapture anyway?:/): (view spoiler)[ “Easy there, Trigger.” Arik grabbed Limos by the arms, tugged her against him, and slanted his mouth over hers. Mainly, it was to shut her up, but he also wanted to prove her wrong, show her that for all her protests, she’d wanted that kiss outside Ares’s mansion. She might be a Biblical legend, and he a mere human, but when their bodies touched, they were man and woman, and neither had any tactical advantage. Her entire body went taut, but then her tongue met his, and it was game over. He’d won. He’d made his point. (hide spoiler)]
UPDATE ver.3, May, 23rd Again, Larissa Ione posted new snippet (Does she know all of this snippet will killin me? I think not :P) : (view spoiler)[ Arik found Limos fifty yards away, acting as if she didn’t have a care in the world.
She was, in fact, dancing on the beach like a lunatic. A sexy, gorgeous lunatic in a hot pink bikini. With a white flower in her hair. No one looking at her would know that the ultra-feminine woman doing the hula could kick ass like the newest-model Terminator.
Arik laid out the towel and sank down in the sand, back against a palm tree, his fingers gripping a cold beer so tight he figured it was close to shatter threshold. How could she dance like that without spilling her margarita?
When she spotted him, she stilled, her too-gorgeous-to-be-real eyes drilling into him. In a slow, deliberate motion, she brought her margarita glass to her lips. Her tongue came out and swiped the rim, licking off a line of salt before she locked her lips onto the glass and sipped. In Arik’s hand, the beer bottle shook. (hide spoiler)]
Just wanna say : DECEMBER PLEASE MOVE FAST!! ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I won this from Ann Aguire, when she held a contest at Twitter (sometimes Twitter comes at handy, LOL). And realize I have two previous book, then sta...moreI won this from Ann Aguire, when she held a contest at Twitter (sometimes Twitter comes at handy, LOL). And realize I have two previous book, then start reading them together.
Matt Jentry and Laurin Marshall.. One is water shifter and Shaman, the other is a powerful air shifter. Even they're so different, but Matt and Laurin complete each other. And Matt finally realized she is his mate. Just need a little work to conviced Laurin's people. To accept him, People of The Sea, to become Laurin's mate.
When they plan to go to Laurin's place, there is an air-shifter landing on Stormchild, their ship. Laurin know him as Kallen, an air shifter that can shift to eagle. Kallen had cursed, he can't shift to his human form. Matt try to resist his jealousy to Kallen, and heal him. It success, Kallen can shift again, but the curse is multilayered. Even Kallen can shift, he can't speak anymore. Matt realized to help Kallen, he need Laurin magic. It's mean he must shared Laurin with Kallen, because their magic work better when they have sex, while he just want Laurin for himself alone. Can Matt do it after all? When Laurin show her appreciation to Kallen, but deep inside she feel guilty and it's like she betrayed Matt? After all, they must face their "storm" to make their relationship work..
I love this one more than 2 previous book. The story is beautifully written, and more hottest, LOL. It show how Matt and Laurin struggle with their problem. Matt with his jealousy to Kallen, but he don't want to act selfish and want to heal him, because Kallen is important to Laurin. Matt afraid Laurin will go with Kallen. Both are air shifter, and he afraid she will left him. Laurin herself still doubt their relationship can't going well, since Matt and her from two different world. First I'm surprised, there are menage scene (even from Stormy Seduction, there are menage too, but not include the main character). But I do realize, Kallen's presence help them to solve their problem.
This is the last story of Pacific Passion series, and it's a good ending! I just hope there more story told about Matt and Laurin in the future..(less)
Won from Shameless Blog , and thanks for Laura "Laurie" Hunsaker to give me a chance to read her book =D
I admit I'm giddy and nervous to read it, sinc...moreWon from Shameless Blog , and thanks for Laura "Laurie" Hunsaker to give me a chance to read her book =D
I admit I'm giddy and nervous to read it, since I'm afraid I will not enjoy it. But for her debut, you did a great job, Highland Hussy!! =D Review coming soon, I promise!! Just need to clear my head tomorrow, because this d*mn cold! >.< (less)