Just finished the Pre-beta (lol) read. It's F-ing awesome.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Surah, Samson (the tiger) and Charlie *sigh* Amazing! A love story from HD?!?!Just finished the Pre-beta (lol) read. It's F-ing awesome.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Surah, Samson (the tiger) and Charlie *sigh* Amazing! A love story from HD?!?!?! You won't believe how awesome it is.
My review of the final version....
A story of Star crossed lovers from an exceptional writer. I've fallen for the softer side of my favorite writer. We still get Gordon action and wit but she shows us in Shooting Stars that romance can be done with emotion and feelings instead of body parts and one liners. Don't miss this strong debut from what I am sure is going to be another epic series from the extremely talented H.D. Gordon ...more
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 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
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!
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...
In Altered you get a Louisiana Bayou adventure. Jenna Larson is an 18 year old on summer vacation before her seniThis was a very good mysterious book.
In Altered you get a Louisiana Bayou adventure. Jenna Larson is an 18 year old on summer vacation before her senior year in a small town in the mysterious humid Bayou in the deep south. Visiting her “Pops” for the entire summer is just what she had in mind and a trip she makes every summer, a nice lazy summer soaking up the suns glorious rays…
While sunning herself she thinks she hears her voice being called into the words, so she does what any sane girl her age would do… follows it into the woods silly! Ok I know you wouldn’t do that and neither would I. However Jenna is the curios sort and this is her story so we let her. She finds a dilapidated cabin and incidentally finds a cursed book (hence why I would have never had went in the woods).
I digress! Anywho… she starts having odd dreams that night and weird things happening with said cursed book… To be fair there is a rose on the cover as well but you try finding that picture, besides I like the snake, very creepy.
The next day Jenna heads into town to the local hang out with two old friends and while catching up and eating pizza she spots a boy across the restaurant. She catches his eye as well and soon he attempts the cutest opening line. Enter Jess Parkin our very mysterious 19 year old bad boy with bright blue eyes…
Yep you know I am a sucker for the dark hair, blue eyes, bad boy type! I won’t get into too much more because I don’t want to spoil anything but Jess is a mystery to Jenna and is instantly drawn to those baby blues (can’t blame a girl for that). While falling into a forbidden love Jenna has a supernatural mystery and a cursed book on her hands, not to mention some family secrets.
I struggled very much with my rating for this one because I did enjoy the story so much but there were a few issues I had with the book. Mainly the ending, don’t worry I won’t spoil it but I will just say that a couple of the events were not believable to me and the ending feels very abrupt.
With all that being said I do recommend it.
This is a great book to share and read with a teenager in your life!
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
ADULT BOOK = ADULT REVIEW First Thank you to the brave author offering up her work for my humble opinion and thank you for Paranormal Romance & UrbADULT BOOK = ADULT REVIEW First Thank you to the brave author offering up her work for my humble opinion and thank you for Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics, Read to Review program.
What I did like. Great story, very original, and mysterious. I do not typically read mysteries but because this has some paranormal elements I gave it a try. I liked the characters and the plot and surprises.
It is also sexy without being erotica if you are into that sort of thing.
Now here are my issues... Way to short, if I would have paid for it I would have been a little ticked. Everything happens to fast I understand it is a novella but the character development and building romance isn't there.
If you want my constructive opinion this should be a freebie to turn you onto the author, if that were the case I would give it five stars.
If you don't want my opinion, then why the hell are you reading this? ;-)...more
I really enjoyed this one. Shanna is 18 years old and a demon hunter who's parents were murdered by... can you guess? You got it, demons. She teams up
I really enjoyed this one. Shanna is 18 years old and a demon hunter who's parents were murdered by... can you guess? You got it, demons. She teams up with a misfit crew to hunt down baddies that have started killing hunters. You've got shifters, werewolves, all kinds of demons, vampires, various others dark creatures, and a mermaid thrown in for good measure. Also some kind of secret history going on with Shanna that will keep me reading the series.
The writing was very descriptive and sometimes almost poetic in places.
Anyway.... I freaking loved this book it was AH-MAZE-ING. This series has been a real challenge for me theUg I waited too long to write this review!!
Anyway.... I freaking loved this book it was AH-MAZE-ING. This series has been a real challenge for me the 1st book and maybe a couple of books in the middle were very difficult for me to get through, I didn't love them and I almost gave up.
Actually if it were not for my goodreads friends coaching me through I would have. But I am so Glad I didn't!!! Because Pale Demon rocked the house and set the roof on fire and all that jazz. Short and sweet review….
Read the series it’s worth it to get to this book!
Recommended for Adults
Rating 5 stars!
Here are some great pics I found on the web for The hollows Series.
Let me first say that I got this book from read 2 review and did not expect to love it so much. I thought this would be a sweet YA book for the youngeLet me first say that I got this book from read 2 review and did not expect to love it so much. I thought this would be a sweet YA book for the younger audience.
I was wrong... Simply Brilliant. This story was sweet and endearing, fit for all audiences. Mothers can read with their daughters and boys can enjoy as well. Completely heartwarming and the promise that true love con conquer all.This is a must read for all ages, I could not put it down. ...more
I was in the middle of trying to juggle all my different hats in my career, family, and passions (books) and behind on everything wGet swept away....
I was in the middle of trying to juggle all my different hats in my career, family, and passions (books) and behind on everything when I picked up this book. But Bound By Blood did not allow me to get away with rushing through it as sometimes us readers do... I have so many books I want to read that sometimes one gets shortchanged a bit. This one was not having it. I loved it! I loved Biranna and her never say die attitude, I really enjoyed the way she never relied on someone else and that she would learn to do whatever she needed to protect herself but also showed her softer side with Nathan. And wow Nathan.... oh so hot! I didn't expect the spicy factor in this book to sizzle so much.
The writting was perfection! I found a few errors but I couldn't believe this is Lupton's debut novel. It had everything I love and look for in a paranormal romance.
Needless to say It swept me off my feet, I could not put it down and was sad to finish it!
As always thanks to my favorite group Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! on Goodreads, Read to Review, and to Kay with all the hard work that goes into this program! And to the brave author who opens their books to a varied crowd with interests all over the place to get our humble opinions. ...more
Here is another I am catching up on and read a month ago. Short and somewhat sweet.
I found this one extremely difficult to get through and might not hHere is another I am catching up on and read a month ago. Short and somewhat sweet.
I found this one extremely difficult to get through and might not have finished it if my Goodreads friends had not encouraged me to finish it to move on to the next one, that it would get better. These books are very long for a PNR read so when one is not doing it for you it is a rough read.
Although I am happy to report they were right, I finished book 8 & 9 since reading this one and believe me THEY GET BETTER. The last one Pale Demon was awesome, loved it....more