Let me tell you about how a book might have literally saved my life. When I agreed to review this book, I was in a really, REALLY low place. Not to goLet me tell you about how a book might have literally saved my life. When I agreed to review this book, I was in a really, REALLY low place. Not to go into personal issues, but I was absolutely at my lowest point ever. I do not exaggerate in the least, when I say that I was ready to call it quits. Then I started Purest of the Breed. I had read The Bloodline War and loved it, one of my favorite books this year as a matter of fact, and felt an obligation to finish this commitment that I had made Tracy Tappan. Long, depressing story short.... Marissa and Dev made me laugh. I don't mean a giggle or a snort. I laughed til tears rolled and my stomach muscles cramped and begged for mercy. That shot of endorphins and joy brought me back to a sane place, so you will understand why I am now an acolyte of this series. Entire review published at http://ragesexandteddybears.blogspot.......more
This book was OMG -awesome!! From the first page I could tell Cynthia was not going to play with Marked By the Vampire.
So let's see what I can tell yThis book was OMG -awesome!! From the first page I could tell Cynthia was not going to play with Marked By the Vampire.
So let's see what I can tell you without giving anything away. First off is the female lead, Dr. Olivia Maddox. She is a professor and she specializes in serial killers. We know she suffered a childhood event that has her determined to study killers of the paranormal ilk and find out why they snap and kill innocents. What better place to do this than Purgatory, an uber secure prison for paras. Olivia is in denial or mostly unaware of a great many things about her past, her self and those she believes she can trust. So, knowledge is power, and what you don't know can totally ruin your day.
*sigh* Once again, a beautiful thing is coming to an end. One of my favorite series, Chronicles of Yavn, is ending. I am sad, but also satisfied becau*sigh* Once again, a beautiful thing is coming to an end. One of my favorite series, Chronicles of Yavn, is ending. I am sad, but also satisfied because. Elizabeth Staab concluded the series with the best book yet! Lee gave me some problems at first and I thought I might have to get out my cast iron attitude adjuster. Entire review posted at http://ragesexandteddybears.blogspot.......more
This is one of those series that is at the core of my PNR addiction and yet I don't devote nearly the time to it that it so richly deserves. I remembeThis is one of those series that is at the core of my PNR addiction and yet I don't devote nearly the time to it that it so richly deserves. I remember years ago when I first discovered the GoE series and I would haunt the bookstores looking for back titles and more information on future titles. I still love this series, but as the blog grew and life in general happened. I slacked off and I am completely repentant. I should be caned, flogged and made to lose my fan card.
Outstanding!! I am soooo freaking over the moon about this new series! Let me tell you about it. There were two angels sent to battle demons and preveOutstanding!! I am soooo freaking over the moon about this new series! Let me tell you about it. There were two angels sent to battle demons and prevent them from taking over heaven and earth. They were given 77 souls each to help in the battle. Entire review posted at http://ragesexandteddybears.blogspot.......more
Since the first of the year, I have read well over 100 books. They ranged from short stories to over 800 pages. They covered the entire spectrum of thSince the first of the year, I have read well over 100 books. They ranged from short stories to over 800 pages. They covered the entire spectrum of the romance genre. They were written by debut indie authors and best selling authors like J. R. Ward and Nora Roberts. Some were exceptional and will grace my library for decades. Some I have already forgotten. I can say with no hesitation and no qualms whatsoever that The Bloodline War is the BEST book I have read this year to date. It was soooo hard to keep this review under wraps until the post date because I wanted to grab people, and tweet people and say READ this book!! Read it now, now, NOW!! I was literally doing a happy dance through most of the story.
One would think that Mary Cavendish was a saint in training with her volunteer work at the parish hospital, the Cockington Beautification Committee, One would think that Mary Cavendish was a saint in training with her volunteer work at the parish hospital, the Cockington Beautification Committee, and anywhere else that she can fit in her schedule. While she is indeed a lady filled with charity and compassion, she is also a woman with an urgent need to curtail her appetite for sumptuous holiday treats that attack her ever expanding waistline. With a corset designed to rob her of her ability to breathe and her quest to find a "knight on a white horse" to wed, it is imperative that she look her best.
Acclaimed Shakespearean actor, Sir Wesley Darcy is not having a good start to his holiday. Enduring a robbery attempt, an overturned carriage, and a painful shoulder injury, Wesley now finds himself in a hospital on Christmas Eve being treated by a woman who makes it more than clear that she finds him to be quite the cad. Sensing the passion underneath her innocent exterior, Wesley is beyond pleased to find that his enticing nurse will also be spending the holidays at Rougemont. Despite their innocuous beginnings, he intends to win Mary's heart and show her the adventures that have been sorely lacking in her life.
Moriah Densley has fast become one of my favorite new authors. Her stories are very reminiscent of the great Johanna Lindsay's Mallory series and Catherine Coulter's Brides series. Her characters are fun and immeasurably likable. Historically factual, Moriah's books fly by so quickly, I am always shocked and sad when they end for too quickly. I love the fact that characters from her precious stories are revisited, and in this short but wonderfully fulfilling book that the entire Cavendish clan makes an appearance. Mary is a wonderful heroine. She has her share of insecurities, but puts on a brave front that sometimes comes across as being a bit staid to her family. The dashing Wesley sees past this and is instantly captivated by her curves and sharp wit. They were absolutely perfect together. This is a sweet, lighthearted, romantic and beautifully written tale that is sure to bring a smile to even the most sour of Scrooges this holiday season. ...more
I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant to start this book. A rabid fan since Slave to Sensation, book #1 in the Psy-Changeling series, the last couI have to admit that I was a bit hesitant to start this book. A rabid fan since Slave to Sensation, book #1 in the Psy-Changeling series, the last couple of books had left me slightly disappointed. Heart of Obsidian had been touted as the book to answer all questions and the best addition to date. I had enormous expectations, so of course I wanted to preserve my hope for greatness. Expectations met and exceeded!!! Wow, just freaking wow! Loved it! Want to marry it!
Kaleb was such a paradox of good and utter evil that I was hard pressed to declare him as prime hero material. Nalini Singh, as a master storyteller, slowly extinguished all my doubts and made me a Kaleb groupie for life. The blending of cause and effect was truly brilliant and in my opinion a feat of magic worthy of Penn and Teller. In order to salvage Kaleb for the readers, he must have the perfect heroine to pull him out of the cold darkness he has inhabited for so very long. Sahara absolutely fit the bill, damaged but not broken, strong yet compassionate, and above all a piece of Kaleb's heart that will keep him sane.
To incorporate this monumental love story into the complete upheaval of the Psy world and not slight either aspect should be a near impossible task, but Nalini handled it with panache. This book completely resurrected my dwindling love of this series and I applaud Nalini Singh's wonderful talent and her ability to capture the hearts and minds of millions. ...more
I just don't know where to begin with this review. I waited a couple of days hoping something eloquent or at least deserving of this EPIC masterpiece,I just don't know where to begin with this review. I waited a couple of days hoping something eloquent or at least deserving of this EPIC masterpiece, but I came to realize that nothing I could possibly think of would adequately convey how much I worship this book. This is beyond a 5 star book. It is a 5 star squared. I didn't think anything could top Acheron, a book that literally changed my life. (Yes, it really impacted me that much)
For those of us who have followed the DH series from it's inception we're starting to wonder if maybe Sherrilyn was spreading herself too thin. She definitely has many, many balls in the air. This book literally smacked me in the face for ever doubting her genius and for this I sincerely apologize. For those who are new to the series, you can read this book as a stand alone but you truly would negate the complex relationships that have evolved over the years.
Even though I often wondered if there was more to the Styxx storyline, I really didn't expect it to alter my view of Acheron (my all time favorite hero). Styxx may have knocked him to second place or at the very least it is a tie. The torture and tragedy that Styxx endured would give the readers nightmares if they are even remotely invested in the DH saga. I don't believe I have ever cried as much for any book, much less a romance that guarantees a HEA. This was truly an emotional roller coaster of a story. For all it's length, I still read Styxx in one sitting, forgoing sleep and pretty much anything that would cause me to put down the book. Do I sound a tad fanatical? Well, that's because I am, and I make no bones about the fact that I revere this series in all it's hills and valleys. If you have not read this book yet, you are missing out on one of the jewels of romance....more
Bobby Ray Smith, a member of the powerful and infamous Smith wolf pack, has moved away from his Southern roots to start his own pack and distance himsBobby Ray Smith, a member of the powerful and infamous Smith wolf pack, has moved away from his Southern roots to start his own pack and distance himself from the craziness that is the Smith's. All is going according to plan until he runs into the one person that he regretted leaving behind. Determined to renew their acquaintance, Bobby Ray is about to show Jessie Ann how a wolf never gives up his prey.
Jessica Ward has come along way from the orphaned wild dog that Bobby Ray left with a broken heart. Now a CEO/owner of a hugely successful computer security firm and the alpha female of her own pack, Jessica has no desire to revisit anything or anyone of her painful past. She has become a top line predator in her own right and no sexy wolf from the sticks will ever bring her to heel.
Shelly Laurenston is one of my mainstay authors. She is always consistent and always enjoyable. The Beast in Him is no exception. With her trademark offbeat humor and her ice melting sexual content, Shelly has once again treated her fans to wonderful characters that I personally would love to hang out with. These shifters have few boundaries and respect even less. Extremely loyal and equally fierce, the Smith's are just a flat out hoot. Bobby Ray is probably the most deceptive of the group, in that his calm facade hides an alpha in all his fierce glory. The interaction between all the characters and species is just hilarious and presented so matter of factly that I totally expect to meet these people in real life. I am so envious of Shelly's shifters and their ability to be totally free and open. They are the epitome of living the dream. I can't imagine a time when I grow tired of this diverse world of characters and their stories and I hope there will never come a time when I have to....more