I finished reading this about ten minutes ago, I'm sure there is going to be TONS of typos when I'm done writing this post but I have to writ4.5 stars
I finished reading this about ten minutes ago, I'm sure there is going to be TONS of typos when I'm done writing this post but I have to write this down now before I forget all these feels. I have so much love for this book right now it's simply indescribable!
A Fall Of Water, is final installment of the Elemental Mysteries series. I have been sticking with this series from the very beginning and I am really glad that I stuck to it till the end. I still remember reading about Beatrice and Giovanni meeting for the first time in A Hidden Fire. Tenjin, Carwyn, Dez every one throughout these books have grown on me. And in A Fall Of Water, Ben has been one of my favorite character to read about. He is just a big sweetheart and I want more about this Vecchio.
The last book goes into a bit deeper in the vampire myth than the previous books. Revealing more about the elements of the vampires and the power to manipulate it. One of the main thing that was fascinating to me was Giovanni's vampire bloodline, at the end I felt like learning more of the ancient vampires history. But hats off to Miss Hunter for bringing this awesome characters to life and thank you so much for introducing me to them.
It breaks my heart to say goodbye to the characters and this story but this was really one of the perfect ending for a series. If you are a fan of paranormal vampire novels, Elemental Mysteries is a MUST read.
Okie I am a bit late in posting reviews these days, but here we go. After the month long Some Girls Bite read-along back in January I was pretty muchOkie I am a bit late in posting reviews these days, but here we go. After the month long Some Girls Bite read-along back in January I was pretty much in love with all the characters. I am still intrigued by them and definitely want to know if they will ever get their head out of their asses.
Merit, still has issues so does Ethan ... actually there is not a single character without some major WTF moments. I had random moments of 'stop it you..'. I can still relate to Merit's situation. Ethan still in denial about his feelings and I do believe he is the biggest jerk there is. I am serious Ethan, own up to your feelings dude! Sigh. But still I love the slow build up even though the sexual frustration between them is palpable.
Cather and Mallory, a little less lust-at-first-sight in this book but lust nonetheless. And I repeat, they are great character individually, I just don't feel the love.
I am still getting into the audiobook thing, I like reading my book rather than listening to it.
So at the end I must say I am going to see through this series even though Merit thinks what she does is right, Ethan finds making out is effective rather than taking her out on a date, Cather and Mallory needs to find something other than bareback in the kitchen, not enough JEFF. Cause lets face it, I'm too involve with the story to give up even though it frustrate me to no end. ...more
The Force Of Wind is the third book of Elemental Mysteries series. Having read the previous two books my expectation was way high for this one, and IThe Force Of Wind is the third book of Elemental Mysteries series. Having read the previous two books my expectation was way high for this one, and I can only say this so many times but I absolutely loved it!
Force Of Wind reveals more about the vampire wold's higher power, government of sort. How vampires are created, how they are send off to the world among other things. Giovanni and Beatrice spends most of the book with the elders, with Beatrice learning more about the elders. I don't want to spoil away anything but the amount of changes going on in this book was mind boggling. I really did not see some of theses things coming.
The ending however left me a sobbing mess. How could you do this to me E! *sobs some more*
At the end, this was an amazing story with the right amount of everything. If you are looking for something different in the paranormal stuff, I would recommend Elemental Mysteries series in a heart beat. ...more
I have had Chicagoland Vampires recommended to me too many times, I just didn't feel the love to pick it up till now. When I saw Missie was hosting aI have had Chicagoland Vampires recommended to me too many times, I just didn't feel the love to pick it up till now. When I saw Missie was hosting a Some Girls Bite read-along with Tina, Rummanah and Jenny I though I have the book, I haven't had a chance to do a read-along before so lets do this!
It was awesome. Reading four chapters a week and making turtle friends along the way, but I think most of the bloggers had already finished it. I am going off track with my thoughts about the read-along here.
So about the book, I liked the entire situation with Merit's vampiredom and how she grows to accept her situation. Under a month time Merit went from grad student to super sentinel, I don't think I would have come out of my hidie hole before a month past.
Ethan, Merit's master and the head of Cadogan house is a bit of a jerk in the entire book. And I am told to be patient, apparently he isn't always so much of a jerk as the series continues. I would like him a little less jerky too. Mallory, Merit's best friend got it on with a fellow sorcerer. I am sort of those readers that love slow built up love. Mallory and Catcher was more like lust-in-first-sight than love. They are both GREAT characters individually and had a lot of potential to bloom in to a great relation that I would have liked but I just didn't feel the love there. Now let me finish my character evaluation with one last character, Jeff. He is the ONLY were we meet in this book, he is twenty one and a lanky computer geek. I am thinking about grabbing him and then running towards the mountains. I even have a pair of handcuffs somewhere in the house to have him cuffed to the headboards. Too much! I think not.
At the end, I honestly don't think I would have liked this book if I was reading this on my own. Because of the read-along mainly, I loved reading this. I plan to continue the series soon.
Recommended to ... umhh ... readers like me who had second thoughts about picking up the book. Just wait for a read-along or something when you start! Review originally posted on The Nerd In Heels...more
Just One Bite, first volume contain six stories. All the stories in this book are smut based and very short so no way to get bored ;)
Every story is diJust One Bite, first volume contain six stories. All the stories in this book are smut based and very short so no way to get bored ;)
Every story is different. The Unlikely Vampire starting story of the book introduces a vampire who finds himself attracted to man while feeding. And that scene alone can make your toes tingle. The following stories all based on the concept of male/male romance but not all of them are vampire. A genie is particularly yumness.
For a little light reading this is recommended to 18 above readers who love mm romance. ...more
Originally posted on The Nerd In Heels This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter is the second book of Elemental Mysteries series. Firstly, thank you ElizabeOriginally posted on The Nerd In Heels This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter is the second book of Elemental Mysteries series. Firstly, thank you Elizabeth for letting me read this awesome book, I think I might have died from my curiosity after reading the first chapter of this book a while back.
This Same Earth picks up five years after A Hidden Fire ends, revealing what happened in Beatrice De Novo's life in the mean time. Beatrice has left a world of supernatural behind or so she thought until Giovanni Vecchio came back in her life. However Beatrice is reluctant to accept Giovanni back in her life after being abandoned by him for five years.
Giovanni's absence in Beatrice's life for so long was the biggest mystery in my opinion when he clearly is smitten with her. To Gio his rationality to leave Beatrice alone, is to give her a chance to have a normal life and exactly what I figure he would say. Which from Geo's prospective might have seem like a good idea, but they both suffered from the separation. They go through quite a rocky road before Beatrice can trust Gio to not leave her again and give into his persuasion to establish a relationship between them.
Carwyn and some of his children were introduced in the story however because of Carwyn's tragic loss we miss the jovial Hawaiian shirt wearing snarky priest very much. Some new vampires and their clan is introduced, new alliances are formed due to Beatrice's 'new family'. The search for the missing De Novo is highlighted in this story more than ever. Stephen De Novo, Beatrice's father has hidden himself from the world and everyone seem to want him on their side or rather want what he possess.
This Same Earth ends with a beautiful wedding and with the starting of a family. Vampire Human love is always so difficult! It's hard to decide what is best for the human, turn the human into a vampire or not. After reading so many vampire series I have come to realize that it's actually a very hard decision (for me). If the human lover is turned into a vampire I whine oh god they are robbing the human from it's humanity! If not turned into a vampire, well I still whine why isn't the human turned into a vampire so they can live happily ever after. That is one of the biggest set backs for me while I read any vampire series, really! As for Elemental Mysteries series, its yet to be seen what Beatrice will choose even though it seem quite clear in this book what she will happen.
All in all a really good book with a great cover. Kudos to Elizabeth for giving readers this awesome series. I know for me March can not come sooner, until than I am going to eagerly wait or stalk Elizabeth till she hands over THE FORCE OF WIND. Recommended to all the paranormal readers out there. If you love a good vampire series this is definitely it. You can start by reading A Hidden Fire...more
Totally hilarious. I suppose if Bram Stoker's Dracula was based on the 21st century where everyone uses the latest tech gadgets like iphone or ipad, wTotally hilarious. I suppose if Bram Stoker's Dracula was based on the 21st century where everyone uses the latest tech gadgets like iphone or ipad, which would be totally awesome ;)
Bekka Black's iDrakula is the modern take on Stoker's Dracula where we see the use of nifty gadgets and emails between the characters for communication.
The story was short, got me laughing all all over and totally great. Recommended to everyone! While you guys check this out I will have to go stalk check out more of Bekka Black's work ;)...more
I wanted to try a really elaborated review, but let's stick to simple one. I liked it, not over the top but just in the lines of okay sOriginal review
I wanted to try a really elaborated review, but let's stick to simple one. I liked it, not over the top but just in the lines of okay story.
Lover Reborn continues the series with Thorment and No'One. I am happy for Thor, he deserves his happy ending. After reading about Tohr's situation in practically all BDB books you can't help but fall in love with the vampire. I just laughed out loud every time I read the name No'One. Just imagine how many great jokes it would make if Thor tried to introduce her to someone, 'Meet my Shellan No;one.' Yeah I just couldn't resist. But I am happy that she finally had a name.
This book had so many other mini stories that it was hard to keep up at times. Specially with the huge amount of Xhex and John. Didn't they already have a book?
Layla, I feel really sorry for the girl. She is just a blood bag to everyone. That's the saddest part but after this book the blood bag thing might finally change, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for the chosen.
Qhuinn and Blay... there is not enough space for me to describe how I feel about them. So let's just say when I saw this
I was screaming like five year old and then crying like a love sick teenager.
Ward is actually giving them a novel? Which means the BDB book continues. And I can not wait to read who bottoms or who tops... or both. ...more
A Hidden Fire, is a paranormal mystery where you learn yet some new things about the para world with Dr VecchioIn four words, I absolutely loved it.
A Hidden Fire, is a paranormal mystery where you learn yet some new things about the para world with Dr Vecchio and Miss De Novo. Italian scholar Giovanni Vecchio meets the alluring librarian Beatrice de Novo in a trip to the local library. A friendship is formed between them and eventually a mystery of finding some age old documents that leads them in a journey where Beatrice learns some of the hidden truths about the world. Giovanni and Beatrice becomes something more than just acquaintance along the way and at some point of their journey Giovanni finds himself attracted to Beatrice. Her humorous and quick retort stirred feelings inside him that he had put away long ago.
Giovanni's Italian accent and his dark brooding looks finished with the dash of the supernatural powers, he was definitely an eye catcher. Beatrice is a student working only part time as a librarian where she meets Gio, her Spanish heritage is not so strong in her appearance.
Both Giovanni and Beatrice are very much in denial of their feelings for each other in front of their friends and to themselves. Giovanni's reluctance to admit about his feelings is understandable. Beatrice did seem to have strong feelings about the Italian but she too was guarded of her emotions. I loved how the relationship between Beatrice and Giovanni grew, their friendship gradually grew into something more.
Elizabeth Hunter very successfully included some of the most well known Italian renaissance figures in her story, blending them in with ease. I don't want to giveaway anything from the story too much, as there are many twists in the book that took me by surprise, I'll wait for the readers to find that out for themselves.
A Hidden Fire is the first book of Element series, and at the end of the first book you can read the first chapter of the second installment to Element series, This Same Earth. After reading that, I am in a heap of emotions...
It's been awhile that I read a book with a vampire being its main character. And I am so glad that I did! A Hidden Fire is a beautiful creation of Elizabeth Hunter, her detailed lively description about each character and situation is one of the things that captured my attention. Recommended to all paranormal fantasy readers. This is a must read!
The book cover might not give the paranormal vibe as it should but I love this cover anyway. An old library stuffed with books that has a rich liquorish furnish all over, in reality this can make any book loving girl like me go weak on the knees. ...more
No rest for Wicca by Toni LoTempio is a mystery filled urban fantasy that captured my attention because of the rich information on Wiccans and voodooNo rest for Wicca by Toni LoTempio is a mystery filled urban fantasy that captured my attention because of the rich information on Wiccans and voodoo magic. The title of the novel does justice to the story, indeed there was no rest for the Wicca there.
Morgan Hawk a paranormal investigator exercising ghost of the supernatural world certainly became my favorite character by her constant sarcasm. Who doesn’t love the leading lady with a sense of humor that’s dipped in sarcasm? I know I do. Morgan is scarred from what happened in her past and she had issues letting them go and live her life to the fullest no matter what anyone said. In this situation taking on a homicide case seem like a bad idea but when she is pushed in to the bloody situation she takes control and sees it through. I loved the fact that Morgan didn’t depend on the leading man every time she got in trouble. She was strong and independent, another trait that makes her my favorite character from the book.
Cole St. John, now how to describe dead warm and sexy? Hmmm, I would say being a vampire already made him sexy and his dark brooding looks definitely didn’t hurt. Unfortunately in spite of being a vampire, Cole wasn’t a blood thirsty beast. Cole was cool and non controlling type, a unique combination for a leading man vampire! A good one, most definitely. No one likes a possessive control freak when it comes to romance. He lets Morgan choose, although he is persistent.
No Rest for the Wicca is a good book and anyone who loves urban fantasy, you might want to give this one a try as well. The cover might be a put off but I assure you the story isn’t....more
I am not so keen on the idea of fairy and all. But in case of H.P. Mallory's fairies I make an exception and I am glad that I diFive Stars hands down.
I am not so keen on the idea of fairy and all. But in case of H.P. Mallory's fairies I make an exception and I am glad that I did. Dulcie O'Niel is definitely one badass fairy. I am surprised at just how much I loved reading this book.
In the second series of Dulcie O'Niel, Dulcie has to find the person who is putting everyone she cares about to sleep. She is next and the key to not to let her mind wonder off is to not sleep.
Dulcie does some stuff she wouldn't in her right mind will do. Brings out more reckless side of her, and lets face it when there are lives are at stake, you will do almost anything to save them. Dulcie also realizes her feeling towards are Knight is extremely strong which ended the book in a bright mood.
Overall a really good book. If you are a fan of urban fantasy and Henry Cavill, this is a MUST read.
Valerius – A Roman general who became a Dark Hunter to avenge his death, Valerius had to suffer most of his mortal life for caring for people. His fatValerius – A Roman general who became a Dark Hunter to avenge his death, Valerius had to suffer most of his mortal life for caring for people. His father was cruel to him his brothers but what ended his human life was in fact his brothers. He was never popular nor did he had a friend amongst the many dark hunters, just like his half brother Zarek, who is now a demigod living in Olympus married to the justice nymph. Valerius has always been alone and he thought he would always be, until he met Tabitha.
Tabitha – a Goth girl who has taken an oath to kill Daimens and she didn’t take that oath lightly. She dressed herself in pure gothic attire as she slays vampires. Her family is a hoot, most of them have been mentioned in other books. Amanda, Tabitha’s twin married to an ex-dark hunter Kyrian. Most of the Devereaux family is involved with supernatural world. Tabitha’s kind of guy would be an emo dude most likely or so she thought until Valerius Magnus came along.
This book deals with a return of the old villain who is after Amanda and Kyrian’s daughter. To save her New Orleans becomes populated with more dark hunters but being a DH they can’t fight together as it juices out ones powers. While saving their life they lose some really good friends, which completely tore through my heart. Major angsty past from Valerius, as expected. Agrippina’s death was painful and he never truly recovered from it.
Nick of lawd! Don’t get me started with the boy. I love him I do but sometimes he can be a real ass.
Artemis was more civil in this book. And I have a feeling Apollymi and Acheron might be related. Just Sayin.
Overall a good book. If it wasn’t for everyone becoming immortals it would have been my favorite book on the series so far. ...more
You know when you have been reading a book and also following the tv series that's based on this, you are wasted on the story line from*HAS SPOILERS*
You know when you have been reading a book and also following the tv series that's based on this, you are wasted on the story line from the very beginning. Well, I guess that's me when it comes to the Southern Vampire Mysteries.
I'll stick with series till the end *I know, I know I am a complete sap* After the last book 'Dead In The Family' I had actually given up on the series but Charlaine Harris was able to restore my faith on these books again.
While Sookie was very darker ans emoestic in the last book, she was back to her own self in this one but a little bit matured. I know completely shocking.
This book had some major revelations on Sookie's love life (with Eric Northman duh!). Sookie finally realizes her TRUE feelings for Eric. YAYYY!
Eric and Pam's relation on maker and child takes up some bumps on the roads and I have my fingers crossed that it doesn't get worse and they are able to sort out their differences.
Even though Eric's maker is dead (thank you Sookie) he still hasn't left Eric in peace. Yes, it comes back to haunt both Eric and Sookie, which I have a feeling the next book will be about.
Sam, I always had mixture of feelings towards this man, and by the time I was finished reading chapter two I was pretty much o.O by his incest suggestions for Sookie. WTF!
Other than the 'interesting' use of words by Miss Harris, this book was quite good.
Cover art: None of The Southern Vampire Mysteries book covers never make sense to me!
Recommended to all who likes True Blood and Southern Vampire Mysteries....more
I am seriously in need of the third book on this series right now. I can not wait till December this year for this book! Nooooooooooo!
Okay *deep calmiI am seriously in need of the third book on this series right now. I can not wait till December this year for this book! Nooooooooooo!
Okay *deep calming breaths*
Wawzaa! That was one heck of a book!
After much persuasion when the fae king has agreed to help Jolie in her task, the book picks up from there.
Jolie is more powerful after blood swaping from Sinjin, though she doesn't bring back any dead people in this book.
Rand is still resentful to bond but why is that we find out later.
Jolie's relationship with Rand was just about to happen than BAM no bonding clause. *head desk*
Jolie, heartbroken as she is she still wants to fight even though Rand is very much against it. So Jolie takes up help from the only one who is willing, Sinjin. Which involved her drinking his blood. It scars me because I am pretty sure after swapping blood this many times it should represent something significant but who knows! I guess we have to wait till the third book! Or maybe their world doesn't quite work like that ;)
But the fact that Jolie has feelings for both Rand and Sinjin is clear. The war is in it's full swing and then another one. BAM. Back to the future people!
I loved reading this book, specially the snarky comments. Toli and Troubles is a short read. Quite funny and romantic of course heap amount of fluffs and steamy smexing! ...more
Wow! Now that was a really fun book! Bestie had read this quite a while ago and she wouldn't stop badgering me till I read it too! I am so glad she diWow! Now that was a really fun book! Bestie had read this quite a while ago and she wouldn't stop badgering me till I read it too! I am so glad she did! *though it was tough on her when I told her in which pages I was, she just wanted to spoil RAWR!*
This was slightly different book then what I usually read! Which, warlock, werewolf and vamps! Naked men, getting to see naked EIGHT packs and then again being naked after transforming!! What more does one ask for in a good book? ;)
Jolie Wilkins is a card reader living in LA with her bestie when she is hired to do something that changes her entire life.
Rand is a sexy warlock with eight packs who also happens to become Jolie's employer! He is a bit withdrawing about his feelings towards Jolie at the beginning but then again there are so many obstacles!
On the other hand there is Sinjin, a vamp packs unknown, he didn't take off his shirt GRRR who let his intention known quite bluntly.
There is a scary supernatural word and many of these scary creatures want Jolie and her powers, no matter what. She is tought to improve her powers and also defend herself... which sometimes didn't came so helpful =/
All supernatural powers are uniting and it's not for the cost of greater good. Jolie, Rand and Sinjin are the few who are resisting these unity and trying to protect the ones who wants to stay neutral. While Demons, some werewolf which and vamps are in her side Jolie has a few followers of herself but sadly they need more power to stand a chance against them. That's when the fairy step in but convincing them aren't a easy job!
Overall a good and fun read!Recommended to readers who loves reading about sexy warlocks and vampires!...more