In this final installment of the Dark Swan series, Eugenie is about 5 months pregnant with the twins. She's bee...moreReview posted on VanesMateTheBookaholic
In this final installment of the Dark Swan series, Eugenie is about 5 months pregnant with the twins. She's been hiding from that asshole Kiyo and that beeznatch Maiwenn and secretly trekking to the doctors in the human world. Realizing what she's doing is just too dangerous for the twins, Roland sets her up with a shaman friend of his in Alabama so she can finish the remainder of her pregnancy in peace and safety. Yes....Alabama. What I loved about the theory, once she got down there, was the relaxation and sereneness of the place. The Reeds were the most loving and accepting couple. And Eugenie really needed that. I understood her wanting to stay there once the twins were born. But she soon got her shit together when she found out the whole Otherworld was experiencing a blight and left the twins with the Reeds.
I loved the fact that this was not soley about her and her pregnancy. I was sucked in right away....Richelle Mead has a way of doing that to ya:) Once Eugenie gets back to her kingdoms she realizes how bad it is. Everything is covered in snow and ice, her people are dying and starving. its just the worst possible scenario. One of my favorite parts of this books is with my buddy Volusian. In a meeting with Dorian and the others she asks Volusian if he thinks Varia, Queen of Yew Land was responsible for the blight and if he knew how to stop it. True Volusian style....he tells her yes! I just thought it was hilarious since all he had to do was tell her or Dorian a month ago. But whats the fun in that???
"....Why the hell didn't you tell someone sooner?"
I couldn't be certain, but I thought I saw the tiniest shrug of Volusian's shoulder.
"Because, mistress," he said. "You never asked."
So, on with the adventure. Eugenie, Dorian, Jasmine, Pagiel, Rurik and my pal Volusian...off to the Yew Land to stop the evil Queen whose delusions of grander has her to believe she can stop the blight on the lands if Eugenie and Dorian accepting her rule.
What else can I say, but I loved it! It was a great conclusion to a great series. Even though Im kinda iffy on the decisions Eugenie made but it was still a surprising end. There a lot of secrets revealed, Eugenie kicks ass. Dorian is his usual snarky self with a new attitude that made me love him even more. This is definitely high in my top 5, favorite Urban Fantasy series and its all because of Mead and the way she has you fall in love and sometimes hate with her characters that you just can help to want to read more about. I would love for her to revisit this world and just give us a little more. Can't wait to find out what great series she has up her sleeve now!
***Thank you soo much to Christen for providing this ARC...hopefully I can return the favor someday:) And you too Cat for passing it down to muah!***(less)
Thank You Karina Halle for bringing this fan-fucking-tastic series to my attention last year...you Rock! ---------------------------------------------...more Thank You Karina Halle for bringing this fan-fucking-tastic series to my attention last year...you Rock! ----------------------------------------------------------------------
"Perry," he said quietly, his fingers trailing down the side of my face, "you'll never have to save my life. You gave me life. I never lived a single day until the first day I met you."
At the end of Lying Season...I was litterally D-YING!! Being a huge supporter of Dex and Perry's relationship I wanted to KILL Dex when he did what he did..while also realizing his utter remorse soon after! All the push and pull and whatnot with those two is what really makes this series quite feckin' entertaining. Add that to all the supernatural shit that goes on and you got a winner! On Demon Wings was definitely my favorite of the series! Even though I felt that way about each one....I still feel the same. In this installment Perry goes through a lot of ups and downs, trying the heal and create a new life for herself sans Dex. Still seeing ghosts and trying to have a more positive look on life, Perry faces her most challenging battle to date. Her lows were so great in regards to her heart break it was hard to fathom at times. Karina Halle does a fantastic job of making you feel the hurt then the next thing you know....BAM! Some shit goes down and you're like..."What the fuck?!". I know when I went to the kitchen to get some water last night...I was freaking the freak out!!
One of the things I loved about this book was Perry and Ada's relationship...it was good to see them start to trust each other and count on one another. I really think Perry should listen to her lil sis more especially in regards to a certain someone...but I wont name cuz Im not gonna spoil nothing;) Said someone is a complete douchecanoe(God I love that word) if you ask me....but whatevs!
All in all, Winner winner chicken dinner, I say! I loved every second of it and was scared shitless to boot! Anytime you're thanking someone for creating something that Literally made you almost piss your pants is saying something! Alls Im saying is read this series at night....see where that gets you! But seriously...READ THIS BOOK....it really is the most original, scary, most fantastic, dark and gritty series out there! BTW...That cover is sick and it makes so much sense now!
".......You have every right to hate me for this lifetime and many others. You have every right to never see me again. To spit on my grave. But tonight, now, I'm not going to give up on you or," his voice fell with weight, "die trying."
"What are you going to do?" What I've wanted to do to you for almost two years. "Shhh. Let me in."
In this short and sweet novella Talia, who is a Mar...more "What are you going to do?" What I've wanted to do to you for almost two years. "Shhh. Let me in."
In this short and sweet novella Talia, who is a Marine, is coming home for Thanksgiving. Not ecstatic about her leave falling on Thanksgiving weekend, Talia's plagued with loneliness. To her surprise her best friend and her sex on wheels brother...Liam, picks her up from the airport and insist that she spend the holidays with them. Having a sick mother and embarrassed about her past, Talia has the wall put up around her. Not wanting to feel like a charity case, she doesn't realize that Liam's family adores her and is already part of the family.
Talia has been in love with Liam for a long time and doesn't feel that she's worthy. Liam has been adamant about them becoming more than friends but she puts up this lame excuse of not wanting to ruin their friendship or lose the only normal family thats she's known! But this time around, Liam is determined to change her mind and break down those walls of hers once and for all.....
I greatly enjoyed this story. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars had nothing to do with the writing or the author, it was just that I was sick and tired of Talia's self-loathing and stubbornness when it came to Liam and his family! I understood her misgivings for not wanting to be vulnerable around him and her embarrassment of her mother and her issues. But after a while it was exhausting! I mean come on....she's known the dude for a couple of years...his family as well, and she just wouldn't let them in. Didn't realize that they loved her as part of the family. It was obvious that Liam cared for her and wanted more than a physical relationship, but she didn't even want to give it a shot! She just wanted to do everything on her own. Not realizing that sometimes, you just need someone to lean on, to be there for you the best way they know how.
But other than that....the story was perfect. And was a great love story that pulled at my heart strings. Some scenes were a little hard because of what she's going through with her mother and I definitely can relate to that since one of my parents is an alcoholic and I know how she felt with wanting to walk away from her mother but not finding it in her heart to actually do it, no matter how shitty she treats her. There were also some smokin' hot interactions between Liam and Talia, they were just great! I would definitely read more from this author and can't wait to read that naughty little scene between Liam's threeway!! I recommend this to my girls that love some good 'ol erotic romance, you won't be disappointed.
Three shall become six, and together with The Lost they shall battle the Obsidian Lord for the fate of mankind
In this surpisingly good Urban Fantasy w...moreThree shall become six, and together with The Lost they shall battle the Obsidian Lord for the fate of mankind
In this surpisingly good Urban Fantasy with an erotic twist Daegan, an Empowered male grudgingly meets his intended mate, Olivia. Feeling as though it is the last thing he needs right now, he also feels imposibly drawn to the female. Going through the Heat Cycle is a bitch and as Coven Leader to the Empowered, Daegan has to stay viligant....the Obsidian Lord is out there and will stop at nothing to destroy all of mankind and the Empowered as well.
When Olivia meets Daegan, she's bombarded with a pleathera of emotions, blinding lust is the major one. But she doesn't undertand why, never in her life has a male affected her so strongly. When an evil client of hers tries to do her harm, the enigmatic Daegan comes to the rescue. Unfortunately, he comes with some baggage. Informing her of the fact that she's not only his mate, but there's a war coming and she's to play an integral part in it. Can she trust this sexy man, or is her mind playing tricks on her?
This was definitely a pleasant surprise for me. I expected this to be good but not a brand new series that I can obsess over...we can always use more of those I think!
Daegan is all alpha male and fiercly loyal. Being leader of the almost extinct Empowered, he's got a lot on his plate. Not to mention the very beautiful Olivia, who has no clue that she too is one of the Empowered. With the prophecy hanging over there heads, Daegan, Cade and Vaughn are at a race for time trying to find more of their kind so they can defeat the newest Obsidian Lord. Add that to the debilitating Heat Cycle, Daegan is plagued with, shit is starting to hit the fan. The Dark Army is closing in and he must protect his mate...even from himself.
I greatly enjoyed all of the characters in this book and is very excited to see where the author's going to take us next. Its an awesome and original story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I swear I stayed up extremely late trying to find out what was going to happen next and the intimate scene's between Daegan and Liv were scortching! Fans of UF and PNR will enjoy this book, methinks....I know I did!! Great potential for an epic series.....
A quiet night in the library for Hannah changed her life when she caught her sexy cousin(by marriage) pleasuring one of the maids. Being mortified by...moreA quiet night in the library for Hannah changed her life when she caught her sexy cousin(by marriage) pleasuring one of the maids. Being mortified by their debachery yet intrigued at the same time. Cousin Leo, then insists that he teach Hannah the sex can be enjoyable. Knowing only pain and discomfort in relation to sex, Hannah quite the skeptic until Leo shows her pleasure like no other. But Hannah never expected to fall for him. Now their secret affair is starting to become too much for her, especially when she finds out her Leo is arranged to be married.
I greatly enjoyed this little love story! Hannah was such as sad character at first but I felt a little spark in her dying to come out. She was always told by her mother that it was her duty to submit, would be unpleasant, but women had to bear such things as penance for their sinful nature. What a load of shite if you ask me. Hannah is a widow and is now a "caretaker" to her late husbands aunt....since her late hubby had too many debts and left her penniless. They're rich snobs who treat her like shit but she has to take it since she doesn't have anywhere else to go. The affair with Leo gives her an escape from all the madness and I defintely understood that! The story is so short so I don't wanna give away much else so....
All in all, a great short, but sweet tale about unconditional love. Fans of erotic romance will eat this up in a jiffy....I know I did!