You can't stop thinking about this book after finishing it. It takes awhile for it to resonate.... and I love that I can keep updates my reviews so loYou can't stop thinking about this book after finishing it. It takes awhile for it to resonate.... and I love that I can keep updates my reviews so lol, here is the new one....
Review from 12/28/12
I am to close to this series so I really can't review it anymore. I work with H.D. Gordon but that started because I was her biggest fan, still am. But I am so close to the series now and I guess I shouldn't review it.
But I also purchased it so I should get to put in my two cents. So here it is....
The is no category or genre that we can properly box or label H.D. Gordon into, she simply is just a brilliant writer who creates the most amazing worlds I can escape to. Whatever the subject matter is I don't mind, as long as Gordon has dreamed it up, I am up for the adventure. Read The Alexa Montgomery Saga if you want an inspiring journey that will make you experience just about every emotion. I laughed (quite a bit), was outraged at our villain, I loved with the characters, and in turn loved them as well. I was completely disgusted and horrified when those were the appropriate situations. The twists and turns and pulse pounding action kept me reading into the wee hours of the morning and I was continually shocked and blindsided. Gordon's unique style of writing keeps the books' pacing where I felt like the ebook page turning feature wasn't turning the page fast enough. And oh boy did I cry with them and for them.
Every single one of H.D. Gordon's books shows her growth as a writer and the continued advancement of the mastery of her craft. I know she would disagree but this saga is a masterpiece. And it's Gordon's denial of that statement, that keeps her books getting better and better. This saga is a true piece of art and you can feel her passion in every word.
I really need more stars to rate her books.
So thank you H.D. for taking a chance and being brave enough to share your unique world with us, I loved every minute of the epic quest.
I purchased this book from the Amazon US site, I also received the beta version from the author in exchange for my honest opinion, I did not receive any compensation for writing this review. And As I said I also work with H.D. Gordon.
Review from 12/18/12 Just finished the beta read
How does she surprise and shock even me?
How is she able to make even me cry?
I'm too close to this series. I can't even review it anymore but this Saga is a masterpiece.
It fits in no category or label I can think of, It is simply H.D. Gordon.
You never know what's going to happen in her world because we find out right after she does. ...more
I don't how Gordon always catches me off guard! Maybe because she keeps me up reading all night. The Rise is a masterful blend of heart racing action
I don't how Gordon always catches me off guard! Maybe because she keeps me up reading all night. The Rise is a masterful blend of heart racing action, fear, betrayal, and unyielding love.
The Montgomery sisters take us on a dark journey in book 3, more secrets to be discovered, and some one is tested to the brink (and way past) of insanity.
And through it all Alexa's Libra, Kayden, is steadfast in his support of Alexa.
But the Question is what happened to Jackson? Will Alexa learn about his secrets?
Ms. Gordon is a master. Extremely fast paced action, desperation, insanity, loss, and love, she will put you through the ringer in this one. You will feel exactly how she intends you to feel. Some people will die and you can't seen really care and others will make you cry. The series is unlike any other, pure perfection.
I really can't say much more because there are things that I do not want to spoil all the fun!
I really enjoyed this one I find that you can really never go wrong when it comes to Entangled authors.
I usually enjoy books that have creatures of alI really enjoyed this one I find that you can really never go wrong when it comes to Entangled authors.
I usually enjoy books that have creatures of all shapes and sizes in the paranormal world. Add in a tough female lead and a sexy man and you can't go wrong with this short, sexy, and fun read. This is the first I have read from Tiffany Allee and I can't wait to read book 2 and whatever else she writes, she has a new fan!
Thank you to Entangled for providing me with a review copy I genuinely loved this one! You guys rock!...more
ReVamped was an exciting debut novel for author Ada Adams. You have anendearingheroine, a couple of sexy potential book boyfriends, and a great urbanReVamped was an exciting debut novel for author Ada Adams. You have an endearing heroine, a couple of sexy potential book boyfriends, and a great urban fantasy stage set.
Dawn, a vampire, has been training all her life and never been allowed to put her training to use. When her father finally decides to give her a "safe" assignment she is sent to a small town to train four misfit vampires to be the towns new guardians. But not all is at it seams in Angel Creek and must figure out who to trust and exactly what is going on.
I can't say much more than that, I don't want to be giving away any of the mystery. Absolutely check out this series for yourself I have a good feeling about this one!
First off I have to say ignore the cover. I don't think it fits the story. Ok now onto the good stuff...I really enjoyed thisMy Review Short and Sweet
First off I have to say ignore the cover. I don't think it fits the story. Ok now onto the good stuff...I really enjoyed this story! I love when we have all types of supernatural creatures into this mix (when it works and this one absolutely works).
Cory is a strong female lead who kicks ass! Enter the sexy Vampire Nick and you have one steamy read. Not only do you get a great paranormal romance add in a good mystery, surprises, and intrigue and you have a hit!
Thanks to Diva Alana for recommending and to Lanie Malone for providing me with a review copy!
I just finished Deity again for the 100th time and my copy is looking pretty beat up (we NEED these in hard covers!!!)...
Deity is The Book of 2012, tI just finished Deity again for the 100th time and my copy is looking pretty beat up (we NEED these in hard covers!!!)...
Deity is The Book of 2012, thus far, and I do not say this lightly! I am a huge Armentrout fan and I started with the Lux series because at the time my friend Kay said start with that one and Kay has impeccable taste so I did. I have allot of love and time invested in that series and would have said I liked it just a little bit more than the covenant series... But... Holy Daimon babies was Deity the freaking bomb or what?!?!?!?
I have been dying to share the awesome-ness that is Deity with the world since I got it.... er.... well, whenever that was that those wonderfully amazing people at Spencer hill Press sent it to me and I did my happy dance and all out fan girl freak out....
So yeah I read it and was quiet literally my mind was like this for days...
I could not even process and wrap my mind around how awesome the book was. And only now after spending months with it can I even make an attempt of talking about it.
In Deity we re-join Alex, Aiden, and Seth... oh and all those other people. We are re-united with our long lost friends and join the wait for Alex's 18th birthday.
All through this series I really couldn't decide who I wanted Alex to be with ... I mean Aiden and Seth (to me) were equally appealing. But in this one I became all about Aiden. He is just so .... yummy.
Really what's not to love?
Don't get me wrong I will always have hope for one of my favorite bad boys, Seth. If he decides to man up and take it I will always hold out with a little piece of my heart for him.
Seriously though girls, this book was the bomb digity ... all that and a bag of chips! Pre-Order your copy now. Maybe camp out at your local book store for it's release because I lie to you not it is epic.
I know I am not telling you much about this book, but believe me I have my reasons for secrecy! You DO NOT want it spoiled for you, I don't even want to try to tip toe around the plot and risk it.... yeah, it's that good.
Of coarse Deity gets the Super smooch from me
Love You Jennifer Armentrout! Thank you for this amazing series and all the fun times I have with your characters. They really are truly unique and I love them all! Also thank you to those amazing people at Spencer Hill Press you guys rock!
~update~ I just ordered three copies from the Barnes and Noble where Jen is today! One for me, 2 for giveaways! Woot Woot!!!!
Happy Release Day!!!!!!!!!
Oh.... Also Enter the Diva giveaway's for a chance to Win signed copies ;-) ...more
This was an action packed read. A nice change is the paranormalgenera. Deacon Chase's family was killed by vampires and now his only goal iMy review
This was an action packed read. A nice change is the paranormal genera. Deacon Chase's family was killed by vampires and now his only goal is to kill monsters until one takes him out so that he may join his family. Deacon is not your typical hero, he is a 6'4 320 pound bad boy with a bad attitude... and a good Catholic. He owns a strip club that helps fund his fight and has taken in anyone who has had a run-in with the monsters. Shaved head, goatee, and covered in tattoos her appearance just screams trouble. He has no interest in women and just lives for vengeance. Maybe that might change in later books and as a lover of paranormal romance I really think I can love this series regardless if we cross that bridge. I am looking forward this series and you have a new fan Mr. Tuck!
Recommended for Adults
Found a couple of pics that could pass for Deacon...
What we have all been been waiting for is finally here! Sweet Blood of Mine is out! I read this one months ago in beta stage and just finished readin
What we have all been been waiting for is finally here! Sweet Blood of Mine is out! I read this one months ago in beta stage and just finished reading the finished novel and it was just as great the second go around as well.
Sweet Blood of Mine, Book One of the Overworld Chronicles
From Mega Nerd to Super Stud.
Justin Case and women do not mix. Man boobs, a love of Kings and Castles, and being tight with the "nerd" crowd certainly don't win him any points either. After rescuing Katie, his crush, it turns out she might not be the girl he thought she was, while Elyssa, the school's Goth Girl, turns out to be more. Can high school get any more confusing?
Determined to improve himself, he joins a gym and meets a sexy girl that just oozes a "come hither, Justin" vibe. Until she attacks him in the parking lot, and Justin realizes she's no ordinary girl but a being with supernatural speed and strength. After a narrow escape and an excruciating migraine headache, he wakes up with supernatural abilities all his own: speed, strength, and the ability to seduce every woman he sees.
While that might sound like the perfect combo for any hormonal teen, Justin is a hopeless romantic who wants his first time to be special. Is that too much to ask for? But he doesn't know what he is or how to stop his carnal urges. One thing is clear: If he doesn't find answers there are other more sinister supernaturals who would like nothing better than to make him their eternal plaything and do far worse than kill him.
My Review: When John first asked if I would beta read this book I was a little hesitant. While I really enjoyed the book I had read from him The Next Thing I knew, I didn't Love it. However as with anything John Corwin writes I knew it would be funny. So even if you read The next Thing I knew and didn't love it... Do. Not. Pass. This. One. Up! With 17 ratings on goodreads and a 4.94 rating you know it is great!
Justin is a lovable teenager who has no idea what is "wrong" with him but knows things are changing. He considers himself a loser and after an episode with drinking way to much beer he causes himself to become a social pariah. The only people willing to be his friends is the goth crew. But will soon find out why this is a good thing (don't want to spoil anything!). To make matters worse his mom leaves and offers no other reason other than "his father and her have decided to go their different ways and she has to right a mistake she never should have made". His father deals with this by drinking himself into oblivion so yeah no help there!
After deciding his life choices have led him to become an overweight teen with no self respect and in his eyes a total loser he decides to take responsibility and start working on himself by working out, cutting his elf-do, and eating healthy. He had and "elf-do" because that is what he is while playing "Kings and Castles".
Things start getting weird as his body really starts changing after an attack from a Stacy some strange supernatural girl in the gym parking lots, he thinks maybe a vampire? I don't want to spoil anything so I'll stop there.
Sweet Blood of Mine is hysterical, John Corwin will make pee yourself laughing. His writing is superb, this is one series you do not want to miss.
A couple of my favorite quotes from SBoM is ...
"My eyelids felt like had tiny but chubby sleep faeries hanging on the lashes and pulling them closed"
"Nothing could make me pull away meat-market love goddess. My sexy little filet mignon"
"Tight dump on three" he said... "I have to drop a deuce on the count of three?"
John Corwin is an established author with several amazing books already in his Back-list and several more coming out. Not to mention sexy as hell!
You can find John here is his Mancave on Passionate Book Divas or just around the site keeping the divas on their toes because behind these 8 magnificent women is one funny man.
You can find an interview with the main our SBoM main charater on yesterdays tour stop on Terri's blog My Book Boyfriend.
Look for SBoM buttons and little series banners in an album on photbucket at just click on the button!
My new feature for self published authors, giving my *opinion* on how polished and professional the novel is since helping Indie's is my passion. So Along with my rating you will see some new categories.
Rating: 5+ Stars, This one gets my top rating, BEAST!
Recommended for: Teens and adults, boys & girls!
Cover: Love the cover!
Overall Polished Rating: 10 out of 10
Go to my blog for the tour stop and a chance to win an ebook copy shareAread
I am completely beside myself, I have no idea how to make you understand the howspectacularthis book is...
Did you love Blood Warrior?
Wasn't it great?SI am completely beside myself, I have no idea how to make you understand the how spectacular this book is...
Did you love Blood Warrior?
Wasn't it great? Suspenseful? Didn't you love Alexa and her journey?
Did you hold it dear to your heart as I have?
Throw it in the f-ing trash!
Why???? Because it is Hankey the Christmas poo next to Half Black Soul.
This past year has found breakout author H.D. Gordon very well indeed. Her writing has surpassed Blood Warrior by leaps and bounds and now we have an author who will reinvent the genre. H.D. Gordon is Stephen King for Young Adults. I know I can’t believe I said it either but mark my words this young author is going to be a best seller before you know it.
Alexa is magic, a tough young heroine with a very dark side to her. In book 2 we get a better look at that monster and what it is capable of. Also since half the book is written in Nelly’s perspective you get a very good look into her mind and it’s not all peaches and cream guys. We know Nelly is half Lamia already but she has held her power in check because Alexa has always been there to protect her. Now with Alexa on a mission to find out what really happened to their mother Nelly has to protect herself as well as try to figure out what he sister has discovered. Also on this journey, nope I don’t do spoilers so keep reading, we get a better look at Kayden and the stuff our sexy hero is made of *sigh*….
Can it get any better than that? DO NOT answer that because just when I think it can’t get any better, you know it does.
There are some huge bombshells Ms. Gordon drops on us in this book, surprises even I didn’t see coming. This is a gripping journey into a spectacular and unique world, there is nothing like it out in this genre. I said in my review of Blood Warrior that House of Night and Vampire Academy fans will enjoy this world, well… in this book H.D. Gordon separates herself from those well known titles because they are NOT like this darkly thrilling world.
I gave Blood Warrior 5 stars and now I wish I hadn’t because now I have to invent a new category as everything else will now be judged…BEAST!!!
You will love it if you like bad ass Chicks, sexy heros, fast paced stories, and epic adventures.
Edgy YA - recommend for older teens and Adults
Rating - BEAST
Release Date January 31st 2012, Do. Not. Miss. it.
You know I already know what Alexa & Nelly look like... they have their own covers.
And this is my new Jackson is this guy... have no clue who he is!