There honestly isn't a thing Nancy Straight can write that I won't read. Her work is always flawless and a beautiful masterpiece of mystery, suspense,There honestly isn't a thing Nancy Straight can write that I won't read. Her work is always flawless and a beautiful masterpiece of mystery, suspense, romance and danger. Ms. Straight has a talent for sucking you into every paragraph, making you anxious to see what unfolds in the next and finding yourself wanting to jump to the end just to prevent yourself from going crazy.
His Frozen Heart is insane. We meet Candy and Libby, two freshly graduated girls playing house in Candy's parent's house. But it's not all fun and game and parties as they had hoped. Little things like food and money become a problem, which leads them into an even bigger and more dangerous problem, like making a wager that costs them way more than they ever thought possible. Yet, oddly enough, that still isn't their biggest problem.
Someone from Candy's past waltzes back into her life and throws everything for a loop. But Libby is put into the hospital by a mysterious attacker that seems to be lurking in the shadows and Candy's forced to solve the case before her friend (or her) wind up dead. By the end of the book, I felt so bad for Candy. She goes through so much. Anyone else would be huddled in a corner, eating their own hair. But our girl refuses to be taken down. She charges into the face of danger and tracks down the person(s) responsible for hurting her friend.
Now let's talk about Dave. Dave. Dave. Dave. *sigh* I love Dave. He's dark, mysterious and swoon-worthy. And here is where it gets interesting. From the beginning, I had a feeling Dave had something to do with all the craziness that happens. I won't tell you if I was right or wrong, but it'll definitely make you squint with suspicion.
Like every character this author writes, first, or secondary, they are so vivid, so full of life and realistic, they could be people you know. You'll have to read the book to see what I mean. Do it. now!! ;)
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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 goStacey 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.
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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 aLet'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!
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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...omgI 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. ...more
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 tSo 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....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'
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. ...more
You know what you don't normally see in books? A love triangle where the boy has two girls veering for his attention. Oh, I'm sure there are books outYou know what you don't normally see in books? A love triangle where the boy has two girls veering for his attention. Oh, I'm sure there are books out there like that, but this is my first.
So the story surrounds Emily, Ash and Eva and one intense journey of love and discovery. Ash is a dragon heart. Eva is a dragon heart keeper. It's her job to protect and keep Ash safe, which should have been pretty simple, right? Except, she's gone and fallen in love with the guy, which is a huge no-no. So of course gets them into a heap of trouble.
Now I haven't read book one. I always recommend readers start with, well, book one, but I got through book two without difficulty. Ms. Hunter wove the story together flawlessly and effortlessly. I just love how she does that.
So grab your copy and snuggle down for one hell of a ride.
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