Stacey Rourke has always been an incredible author with a vivid imagination, but she's hit it out of the ballpark with Crane. Not only is the cover go...moreStacey Rourke has always been an incredible author with a vivid imagination, but she's hit it out of the ballpark with Crane. Not only is the cover gorgeous, but the inside stuff is fantastic.
We start right at the heart of things and in those first few chapters, you get sucked into the pages until you find yourself at the very end, wondering WTH did I just get nailed with?
The one thing I love about this author, maybe because it's one of the things we have in common is our sarcasm. Stacey is hilarious, whether in person or on the pages. Her characters always have that part of her branded into them. Ireland is a great character. I'll admit I wasn't feeling her overly much in the beginning, but I'm glad I didn't let that stop me from finishing the book.
Crane is a dark and twisted retelling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I loved the movie with Johnny Depp. Hell, I love all myth/legend stories. I definitely can't wait for Raven.
Well done, Stacey.
***Copy supplied by author in exchange for an honest review***(less)
Let's not mince words, I like mystery and I like vampires, and let's not lie, I love a heroine that kicks serious butt, so to have all the above in a...moreLet's not mince words, I like mystery and I like vampires, and let's not lie, I love a heroine that kicks serious butt, so to have all the above in a single package? Uh, yeah, sign me up!
Before you think this is your average girl meets vampire, fall in love and have little hybrid babies, you'd be wrong. The Master of Whitehall: Katelyn's Chronicles is about 21yrold Katelyn who is trying desperately to forget the past. She moves to South Carolina where she meets James, a smoking hot plantation owner. But there's more to James than she first suspects. He's wealthy, mysterious ... and a vampire.
This book reminded me a little of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, which I thought was awesome, because, let's face it, who doesn't love Anne Rice?! There was some hot moments, nothing over the top. The alluring intrigue continued through most of the book. It was a little slow in some parts, but I could easily overlook those as I hurried to see what would become of our lovers.
Definite must read!
Book gifted by the author. Thank you Rick for the distraction!(less)
I won't lie, when the lovely Ms. Hunter announced she was writing a book called Aqua Secrets and I saw the cover, my first immediate thought was...omg...moreI won't lie, when the lovely Ms. Hunter announced she was writing a book called Aqua Secrets and I saw the cover, my first immediate thought was...omg, mermaids!!! Ms. Hunter knows how I feel about mermaids. And even as I was debating the odds of me sucking it up and reading this book, I already knew I would, but only because there is nothing Ms. Hunter could put out that I wouldn't read. So I did. I read it and, as I suspected, I loved the book (and no mermaids in sight!!) Our characters are Pym and Rush, childhood friends who only recently realize that there may be a little more than just friendship between them. I love young love. But there's something dark and sinister happening in their little world. Then...THEN!! Just when you're chewing your nails down to the cuticles, Ms. Haunter leaves us dying for the next book. Oh believe me, I let her have it!!! I also told her I would be kidnapping Rush and putting him in my closet. But that's neither here, nor there. Okay, Ms. H...Get cracking. I needz book 2. (less)
So we all love The Walking Dead for one, simple and very obvious reason, right? Oh, wait ... how'd that get in there. My bad. That's not it. *clears t...moreSo we all love The Walking Dead for one, simple and very obvious reason, right? Oh, wait ... how'd that get in there. My bad. That's not it. *clears throat* But whatever your reasons are for watching zombies, whether you're like normal people and like a good, disgusting flick, or you're like me and want to be prepared when the time comes and you have to kill your neighbor for trying to gnaw on your leg, the simple fact remains ... it's gonna happen. Which is why I really liked Peter Troy. He's kinda gross, kind of single and kind of unemployed. He's the sort of guy you would automatically peg as a serial killer. Not because he would rather sit in his skivvies all day and watch zombie movies then, oh, I dunno, work, or do adult stuff with his girlfriend (okay, I may be exaggerating on the skivvies bit), but the rest is true. The dude is obsessed with zombies, which I guess, is kinda a plus on his side because about five pages into the book, he has to kill his ex. Now I know many of us don't need for our ex's to turn into zombies for us to want to kill them, but it really worked out for Peter. So the long and the short of this book is this... Don't dump a guy the day before the end of the world, especially one that can possibly protect you from getting killed. I thought it was a very good lessen all in all. Well done, Mr. DiBartolo. Well done. But aside from that, what did I take away from this book? That I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.(less)
Whoever says that anyone can write poetry, has clearly never tried it. Poetry is when the soul meets the heart. It's elegance and joy and sorrow. It'...more
Whoever says that anyone can write poetry, has clearly never tried it. Poetry is when the soul meets the heart. It's elegance and joy and sorrow. It's a timeless symphony of peace. more. is all that and more. There is so much woven into every sentence and every page will steal your breath and stir your emotions. Ms. Hart has captured so much beauty into a single book it will leave you amazed. I know I'm certainly hoping she continues doing what so clearly comes naturally to her. (less)
I was given this novel in return for an honest review.
If you're looking for a fun, sweet read, you've picked up the wrong book. This book is literally...moreI was given this novel in return for an honest review.
If you're looking for a fun, sweet read, you've picked up the wrong book. This book is literally a rusty dagger in the heart, one that twists and turns with every page. I don't think any of the characters in this book are actually whole. They all have some type of issue. They were all broken in some way.
Jack is a troubled, troubled boy. He not only has daddy issues, but mommy, grandmother, girlfriend, alcohol and so much more issues. Reading through his mind, I couldn't believe he could even function properly. Then there was Alana. I did not like her. Not one bit. I understood the things she went through her entire life and that she was more broken then even Jack, but gah! I wanted to slap her. She was such a bad influence for Jack, even while she was his crutch to keep it together. As best friends went, they are two people I wish would separate for good.
Lily, I haven't read Lily's story as Forget Me Not is from Jack's POV only so we don't really know what Lily's thinking or feeling. I know she has another story of her and Derek, but I haven't read it yet. Lily is a little too perfect, but maybe that's because Jack thinks the world and moon of her. I wish we were told a little more about what happened between her and Derek to make her assume they'd broken up. I also would have liked to know why she didn't wait a little longer than a few hours before jumping into bed with another guy. I mean, she says herself she and Derek had been together for a year, but had known each other for much longer, since they were kids, yet she assumes at some point they are no longer together and sleeps with Jack. I want to know why and how that happened. I think that was the only thing that bothered me most about this book. There was so much happening on Lily's side that we did not get the chance to see.
There was sex. Lots. And Lots. And Lots of sex. Jack proved beyond a measure of doubt that he had the stamina to please a woman all night long and well into the week with very little rest. I personally didn't care for the steamy parts, although they were very well written. My favorite part was the author's voice. She has a powerful, unique voice. She draws the reader in, she makes them feel everything the characters are feeling. She knows how to keep her readers addicted to the pages so you can't help but want to know what happens next.
Overall, it was an interesting read. I recommend this for anyone who likes strong angst with a heavy dose of erotica.(less)