**spoiler alert** *Contains spoilers! You’ve been warned*
Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domest**spoiler alert** *Contains spoilers! You’ve been warned*
Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down. In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the "agency" to perform crowd control. He's Kitty's kind of guy, no matter what planet he's from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.
Le sigh! I loved Touched by an Alien but I have no idea how to write this review to do it justice. Touched by an Alien had everything I could ever want in a book, it made me think the entire way through, it made me giggle, laugh and squirm. I sighed, I was shocked and mostly I just fell in love! Touched by an Alien is a brilliant read that even while reading it I couldn’t help but gush about it to my boyfriend and his brother (who was staying with us at the time) and read quotes to them. Kitty is an exceptional character that you can’t help but like and root for the entire way through the book, nor can you help but like and laugh at Jeff Martini and wonder about him and if he really is serious about the things he says to Kitty. Kitty is just your average human woman, watching a husband and wife have a domestic dispute in the middle of the street only the husband then turns into a dangerous winged thing and Kitty can’t help but to leap into action with her trusty pen to take him down. Then she’s whisked away by Martini and other men from his agency, only they’re not what they seem and neither is her family. I pretty much adored Kitty’s parents who aren’t what they seem or even who Kitty thought they were which just makes it that much better. I loved the secondary character’s Christopher, Mr White, Reader, Gower, Lorraine and Claudia just to name a few. They’re all brilliant and I can’t wait to read more about them. Touched by an Alien takes you on an epic adventure that never seems to stop and keeps you gripped the entire way throughout the book, unless I was stopping to read to gush to my boyfriend you really couldn’t drag me away from this book! I enjoyed it so much I went and ordered the second book straight away.
I feel I should point out that I have added a LOT of quotes and these aren’t all of the ones I marked while reading.
Favourite Quotes: “I didn’t take my eyes off the pulsing thing on the man’s back as I dug through my purse and my fingers found my weapon – my heavy, expensive Mont Blanc pen. It had been a gift from my father when I’d gotten a promotion at work. I doubted this was what he hoped I’d use it for, but I wasn’t holding any other options.”
“You’d better hope she doesn’t slam that pen of hers into your groin when she comes to.”
He grinned. “I’d like a lot of kids,” he said to Mom. “But we’re still discussing it.” She sighed. “Ask her how often she has to get new fish before you make a final decision.”
“He pulled me closer, and I was so tired that I decided to ask about the double heartbeat I was hearing when I woke up.”
“I’m just thinking I’m staying in charge of this team,” I offered. “Apparently my two days is trumping your life’s work.”
“Typical evil overlord, sending his minions to do his dirty work. No worries, I’d just work my way through to him. Somehow.”
“Could you ask my father what kills snakes besides mongoose and bullets?” “I live to serve.” Short silence this time. “Strangulation. Chopping off the head. Crushing the head. And, oh, really? How interesting. Boiling water apparently works as well.” “We’re going to need a bigger plane, Mr White.”
Overall, I LOVED Touched by an Alien and can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series! A serious must read of paranormal and urban fantasy fans. ...more
Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and theHalf-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful - and passionate - of the Elder races. As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other. Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave - although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.
I think every reader (and they’re mum) has heard about Dragon Bound by now even if they haven’t read it yet. After reading Smexy books review of Dragon Bound I was unsure if I wanted to read Dragon Bound but then I saw Katie from Babbling About Books and More tweeting about it and she seemed to like it and thought ah, why not give it ago. And I’m so glad I did!
I loved, loved, loved Dragon Bound. Gushing aside I haven’t read anything like this before and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series and hope it’s just as good. I understand why some people have been saying that Dragos is similar or reminds them of Raphael from Nalini Singh’s Archangels series and in some ways I can see it but in other ways Dragos is a million times more interesting character with a more interesting history, in my opinion. Dragos is as old as time if not possibly older, in today’s world he is extremely powerful, wealthy and everyone is scared of him. He’s ruthless, aggressive but also charming and extremely possessive of what he thinks of as his. In other words totally yum! I liked Dragos from the get–go and really enjoyed the way he was portrayed throughout the book. I immensely enjoyed his interaction with the secondary characters, who were his first and second in command, Rune and Graydon. Other characters such as Tricks and Tiago also helped add to the series and make it even more enjoyable. I can’t wait to read more about them in the future. Pia, where do I start with Pia?! I seriously loved her right from the first opening sentence, which doesn’t happen often, normally it takes me a while before I like the heroine in most books, but not with Pia, right from the get-go like with Dragos I adored Pia. She was brilliant, funny, smart and resourceful. I really liked her take no crap attitude, even from herself and how she handled Dragos from the start of their relationship, even before they met face to face Pia made a lasting impression on him and even me. Dragon Bound was an interesting paranormal adventure romance that really gripped me throughout the story. I was intrigued with the villain but not overly concerned because the story between Pia and Dragos had me thoroughly transfixed. I really liked how you don’t find out what Pia’s wyr half is until near the end and how special and unique it makes her. I liked how Dragos knows what she is but can’t remember what it was from the smell of her.
Favourite Quotes: “Pia was blackmailed into committing a crime more suicidal than she could possibly have imagined, and she had no one to blame but herself.” “It sucked so bad she might as well put a gun to her head and pull the trigger. Except she didn’t own a gun because she didn’t like them.”
“If she were in a race for her life, that roar was the starter pistol. If God were the referee, He had just shouted Go.”
“...smelled like wild sunshine and it was familiar in a way that pulled at all of Dragos’s deepest instincts.”
“He strained harder for that elusive time with a younger sun, a deep green forest and a celestial scent that drove him crashing through the underbrush-”
“I’m sorry I had to take your penny. Here’s another to replace it.”
“How could she be so damn charmed by such a primitive thug?”
“You might have noticed I’m a primitive kind of guy.” He showed his teeth and got into her face. “All those centuries of civilization? Just a veneer.”
Overall, Dragon Bound is a totally brilliant and wonderful story that had me totally enthralled from start to finish. It’s a must read for any paranormal romance fan and I really can’t wait to read the next book in the series Storm’s Heart out 2nd August 2011....more
His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the FourHis name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him. Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.
*Note: Sorry for posting this review late! I lost my notes that I made after reading this (My other half possibly threw them out!) so my review may be a bit patchy. Sorry!
I thoroughly loved and adored Eternal Rider! I could hardly put the book down, even when I went to the bathroom I wanted to take it with me and was thinking about it so much when I did put it down. Ares was an interesting hero to have; he stayed true to his beliefs throughout the book which I really loved! He was a badass at the start of the book and he was still a badass at the end of the book. But really what really, really made the book for me was Cara! I was expecting her to be more... girly and needy and well, annoying. But she wasn’t, she was a really great character! Of course at times she was girly and needy but it wasn’t over the top nor was it extreme, it fit the situation she was in. I liked Cara with Hal, it was a very bemusing situation which added some lightness to the storyline that wasn’t necessary but still enjoyable. It was nice to see the brother/sister relationship with Limos, Than, Reseph and Ares showing how they used to all be and interact in small flashbacks and personal thoughts. I’m looking forward to learning more about the horsemen and their relationships with each other as well as their HEA. It was also nice to see some of the guys from the Demonica series and be taken back to Underground General Hospital, I also liked seeing more of Arik who’s in the next book Immortal Rider due out in December! What I haven’t yet mentioned.... Pestilence! Oh my god! One of the best villain’s I’ve read in a while! Seriously that guy is c.r.e.p.p.y! I’m really interested in how Reseph is going to play out because he’s already having interesting moments that keep making me squee and wonder, but I do like him as the villain but I also like the flashbacks we’re given on his life and I cannot wait to find out if Ms Ione can actually redeem him and how she does it, and how tormented he might be or will he not remember the awful, cruel things he’s done!
Favourite Quotes: “And yes, it was a he. She didn’t have to look... she just knew.” “...he’d been hobbled like a brood mare waiting to be mounted by a randy stallion.” “You love them, and they die. That’s what’s going to happen to you, Cara.” “The little minx squealed, turned and ran, but she didn’t have a prayer. He was faster, and he was going to take her down like a wolf on a deer.”
Overall, Eternal Rider was a truly brilliant book and an interesting start to what looks like a great series. A total must read for paranormal fans! ...more
It is 2058, New York City. Lieutenant Eve Dallas uncovers a world where technology can create beauty and youth, but passion and greed can destroy themIt is 2058, New York City. Lieutenant Eve Dallas uncovers a world where technology can create beauty and youth, but passion and greed can destroy them. She was one of the most sought-after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted -even another woman's man. And now she's dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas puts her life on the line to take the case when suspicion falls on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the facade of glamor, Eve finds that the world of high fashion thrives on an all-consuming obsession with youth and fame-one that leads her from the lights of the runway to the dark underworld of New York City, where drugs can fulfill any desire, for a price. Happily continuing with the third instalment of the in death series,
Immortal in Death was truly wonderful and kept me guessing right until the end! I really had no idea who the murder was and that made it all that more enjoyable for me! I really enjoying seeing the same small group of people become a bigger part of Dallas life and see Dallas grow and become a happier person because of these changes, along with the ever persuasive Roarke always steady at her side. I loved seeing Dallas and Peabody become co-workers and friends and see how Dallas was an inspiration and even a helper to Peabody. I can’t wait to read more about these two and see how their friendship and working relationship with change and hopefully grow. Oh Roarke! He’s so dreamy! He’s always got Dallas back no matter what and hates being left out of her work life even when it goes against Dallas’ nature to include him; he always gets his way and oh Roarke! He’s so dreamy! (This may become a theme throughout me reading this series but I hope you can forgive me!) I loved seeing how Dallas coped with getting ready for her wedding to Roarke and the fact that she was trying so hard to do the right thing with her case and trying to work her personal life with it and around it. I adored how Dallas and Mavis coped with the situation of ‘was Mavis the murderer’ for most of the book and yet they still trusted each other and needed each other. I also enjoyed how you get more on Dallas background and what she suffered as a child.
Favourite Quote: She allowed the fatigue to seep back, linked her arms around his neck. ‘You going to tuck me in again?’ ‘All right.’ He hitched up her hips so that her legs wrapped around him. ‘But this time you stay where I tuck you.’ ‘You know, Roarke, my heart just flutters when you get masterful.’ ‘Wait till I get you back in the bed. It’s going to flutter plenty’.
As a side note, I’m really liking the covers for this series so far, especially the cover for Immortal in Death. At first when I bought the book I thought ‘ooooo pretty flower’ but now after reading it I totally get and think it’s great.
Overall, I loved Immortal in Death and loving this series and can’t get enough of it....more
It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of theIt is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion. When a senator's daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she'd been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washing-ton politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve's growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome and the leading suspect in the investigation.
I'm a huge, massive Nora Roberts fan and I previously got Remember When on Read It Swap It written by Nora Roberts and J.D Robb and I read the first Nora Roberts story and quite enjoyed it then started the J.D Robb story and although I liked it I didn't really have a clue what was going on so had to stop 1/4 of the way in and decided to try the Naked in Death series just from the 1/4 I read on Remember When that I enjoyed and also some people on twitter recommend the series.
Right from the very first page of Naked in Death J.D Robb draws you straight into Eve Dallas world and who she is. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Eve's world, we're taken to the future and see how the world is different in 2058, it's nothing too far fetched and is quite believable in how the world has changed. I loved the vast and interesting array of characters Naked in Death had to offer, a know what she wants kick ass Detective who is still dealing with traumas she suffered as a child, her kooky but loyal and interesting best friend Mavis, loyal co-worker Captain Feeney, up to no good reporter Nadine, Eve's boss Commander Whitney, Roarke and his busy body Somerset who knows Eve isn't good enough for his boss. I love, adored and enjoyed the banter and relationship between Roarke and Eve, how Roarke is a very alpha character used to being the one in charge and getting everything he wants stumble around a little with Eve and see their relationship change and become something more much to Eve's annoyance. Although I started reading Naked in Death for it's mystery and thriller, crime story it was the love story between Roarke and Eve that pulled me further in, I did enjoy the mystery, crime aspect of the book but it really became secondary to the dynamics that were happening between Eve and Roarke. Naked in Death didn't come as a surprise but once it get its teeth into you there is noway its letting go.
Favourite Quotes: 'The man's got more money than God, and he sends you a bag of coffee?' 'Real coffee.' 'Oh, well then' In disgust, Mavis waved a hand. 'I don't care what the damn stuff costs a pound, Dallas. A woman wants glitter.' Eve brought the bag to her face and sniffed deep. 'Not this woman. The son of a bitch knew just how to get to me' she sighed. 'In more ways than one.'
'Mrs Finestein, are you telling me that you added synthetic cyanide compound to as custard pie with the intention of killing your husband?'
"He pressed his lips to her hair and hoped she would sleep."
Overall, Naked in Death is a brilliant, amazing read that I would recommend everyone to try if they haven't already and thank everyone for telling me to give this series a try because it is amazing!...more
**spoiler alert** This is the last book in the Fever series and I've really been enjoying this series and hope for answers and amazing things within S**spoiler alert** This is the last book in the Fever series and I've really been enjoying this series and hope for answers and amazing things within ShadowFever.
After DreamFever ended on such a cliff hanger I was extremely pleased that I could jump into ShadowFever straight away, in the same day. (Ok so I might have killed myself and read DreamFever and ShadowFever in the same day and did pretty much nothing else. But man that was a good day!) ShadowFever contained a lot of interesting twists and turns and some not so interesting ones. When I finally put ShadowFever down my first thought was 'did it really have to be 594 pages long?' I think not but it did take you on an amazing journey that really put a different than expeted end on the Fever series. Sadly I found the ending possibly one of the worse parts of the book (and by end of the book I mean the last 3 or 4 pages). As I read Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series first I really expected a full on, awesome HEA ending which I should have realised wasn't going to happen because a) can you really see Barrons and Mac being all lovely dovey with a perfect ending? Sadly no. Just wishful thinking on my behalf. And b) because Ms Moning is planning a spin off series so ShadowFever isn't really the final chapter on the overall storyline! Some highlights that I loved from ShadowFever, Dreamy-eyed guy! serious love, I really hope we get more on him in the next series! no more Fiona = party time, wooo! Dani, Kat and the other side-seers being awesome total girl power! finding out what's under the floor of BB&B although it was a bit anti-climatic I have to say, the mirrors, erm Christian I have a small crush, ooooh and there's proberbly a million other things but I'm shutting up now.
Favourite Quotes: "Don't talk to it, beautiful girl. Never talk to it." - The Dreamy-Eyed Guy
"Revenge will never be enough. Revenge would be over too quickly, it wouldn't satisfy the complexity of the needs of the creature I became while I was lying here, holding him. I want it all back. Everything that was taken from me."
"I wasn't prepared for death. Nobody is. You lose someone you love more than you love yourself, and you get a fresh course in mortality. You lie awake night after night, wondering if you really believe in heaven and hell and finding all kinds of reasons to cling to faith, because you can't bear to believe they aren't out there somewhere, a few whispered words of a prayer away."
"I'd walk through hell and back, smiling as long as he was beside me. As long as I could glance over at him and our eyes could meet and we'd share one of those wordless looks."
"I hate fate. I don't believe in her. Unfortunately, I think the bitch believes in me."
"You're the wild card, Mac. I've thought that since the beginning. This thing thinks you're epic. So do I."
Overall this series has had it's up's and down's but I have enjoyed reading the Fever series and trying something new as this series isn't something I would have normally read if it wasn't for so many people telling me to give it a try and for Smexy Books and Fiction Vixen for hosting the Fever Read-Along which I really enjoyed! Also I loved reading other peoples review of ShadowFever and seeing how they reacted to it. I've posted links to some of the other reviews so far below, check them out!...more
**spoiler alert** When the walls between Man and Fae come crashing down, freeing the insatiable, immortal Unseelie from their icy prison, MacKayla Lan**spoiler alert** When the walls between Man and Fae come crashing down, freeing the insatiable, immortal Unseelie from their icy prison, MacKayla Lane is caught in a deadly trap. Captured by the Fae Lord Master, she is left with no memory of who or what she is. The only sidhe-seer alive who can track the Sinsar Dubh, a book of arcane black magic that holds the key to controlling both worlds. Clawing her way back from oblivion is only the first step Mac must take down a perilous path, from the battle filled streets of Dublin to the treacherous politics of an ancient, secret sect, through the tangled lies of men who claim to be her allies into the illusory world of the Fae themselves, where nothing is as it seems, and Mac is forced to face a soul shattering truth.
I'm still enjoying the series and am excited to see where it will go and how things with Mac would turn out so I couldn't help myself but buy DreamFever.
After FaeFever finished on such an ending I was dying to read DreamFever and find out what would happen to Mac and how she would cope with her new situation. In some ways I was quite sad that Barrons had to save Mac again but in other ways there was no way she was able to save herself after what happened to her and it was nice to see a different side of Barrons even if it was just for a short period of time. The way he was with Mac during the first part of DreamFever made me wonder more about Barrons, and how he really saw his relationship with Mac as something else. Even though he'd been crude with her in the past it showed that the relationship was more than just sex and more than just about the Fae and the circumstances that they were dealing with and in some ways that made me warm up to Barrons a little more. I really enjoyed more of the relationship between Dani and Mac in DreamFever than the previous books as it showed more how much Mac valued her friendship with Dani and how Dani is with Mac is really very sweet. They have become each others new family in a way and its nice to see Mac have this after everything that she's been through. I really enjoyed the antagonism between Barrons and V'lane (I don't like V'lane!). In one scene V'lane rearranges the furniture hoping this will stop Barrons from trying to get to him if he decides to go for him, which by now we all know is pointless, if Barrons wants to go for V'lane nothing would stop him (except, maybe Mac?). At certain parts of DreamFever the book (as in the Sinsar Dubh) really freaked me out but I really enjoyed it because it was a different pace to other parts of the story and gave it an eerie feel. I was also pleased to see the Sinsar Dubh in a different way, that it was more than what we all really thought it to be. There are a million things more that happened in DreamFever that I haven't really mentioned but I don't want to ruin it. DreamFever was everything I wanted it to be and more. DreamFever went back to the level of the first book DarkFever for me and made me love the series even more!
Favourite Quotes: "Most of what I believed about myself, and life, I derived from modern media, without questioning any of it. If I wasn't sure how to behave in a certain situation, I'd search my mind for a movie or TV show I'd seen, with a similar set-up, and do whatever the actor's had done. A sponge, I absorbed my environment, became a by- product of it."
"They can't break me. I won't cease. I'm strong. And I am never going to go away until I've gotten what I came for. I might have been lost for a while but I was never gone. Who the fuck are you? With an explosive inhalation, I snap upright in bed, and my eyes fly open - like coming alive after being dead and interred in a coffin. I am Mac. And I'm back."
Overall, I loved DreamFever. It gave me everything I wanted that was missing in the second and third books. I'm really loving and enjoying the Fever series and am slightly sad that there's only one book left in the series but also slightly pleased to have some answers. ...more
Demon Malkom Slaine, poisoned with vampire blood, is now an outcast from his community. Tormented by his terrible past and racked by unnatural vampiriDemon Malkom Slaine, poisoned with vampire blood, is now an outcast from his community. Tormented by his terrible past and racked by unnatural vampiric hunger, his despair is all-consuming. When he is given task of guarding y pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.Young witch Carrow Graie, Malkom's self-control is pushed to the limit as he lings to his last shred of humanity. On the surface Carrow seems to be a shallow party girl. But beneath the bright facade lies a grief-filled past. Life seems empty, until she meets Malkom. Although she knows how dangerous he is, Carrow cannot resist the impulse to be near him. When the two are trapped together, Malkom must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him in order to survive and save Carrow. But when Malkom becomes the nightmare he has always feared, will he be able to protect his soulmate, even from himself?
Wow! Demon from the Dark really blew me away. It was amazingly good and I'm so excited for the next book in this series next year. I instantly fell in love with Malkom, right from the first chapter. He's such a great tortured warrior, always being betrayed by the people he loves and needs. Including Carrow, who Malkom realises as she drops into his world that she's his mate.
Demon from the Dark takes you on an amazing journey like some of the previous Immortals After Dark books but Demon from the Dark is just that bit more dark and gripping. I really was hooked from page to page, and the story only got better and better.
What I didn't like about Demon from the Dark, all the freaking sex at the start of the book where Carrow and Malkom couldn't even communicate with each other! Seriously, it really annoyed me. But that's all. Loved everything else!
Oh and I loved Ruby! Carrow is her 'Aunt' and when Ruby's mother is killed in the compound Carrow takes responsibility for her and will be her parent. It's great to see a more responsible side to Carrow because of Ruby. I hope Ruby appears in another book. She was such a sweetheart and so cute I wanted to keep her!
One of my favourite parts of the book is where Malkom, Carrow and Ruby are in a little shack hiding out deciding what to do and I'm really not sure why but I just really, really loved it!
Also, I know the next book is Regins book but man I really want to know what happens to Lanthe and her evil angel Thronos! I hope there's some mention of them in Regins book or that they get there own book!
I really loved Demon from the Dark it was a brilliant book from Kresley Cole and I can't wait for more in this series!...more
In his position as Tracker for the SnowDancer pack, Drew Kincaid must rein in rogue changelings who've lost control of their animal halves, even if itIn his position as Tracker for the SnowDancer pack, Drew Kincaid must rein in rogue changelings who've lost control of their animal halves, even if it means killing those who've gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for Indigo Rivers. Drew knows Indigo for him but has a had time of explaining that to her. Indigo is older than Drew and only sees him as a playful, flirty, young man. Indigo is a dominant female and is high ranking in the SnowDancer pack, she believes in rank and her wolf and herself are confused by Drew as his position as Tracker is direct only to the alpha. Drew will do anything to win Indigo over no matter what it takes. But in the end will Drew go to far and lose Indigo? The Psy however, are up to no good but this time will they take it too far or will the council finally break?
Yet another brilliant story from Ms Singh. Play of Passion was amazing. It was great to see more into the SnowDancer pack at first I wasn't sure how I'd feel about moving away from the DarkRiver pack but Play of Passion was so amazing that I became so caught up in the story that I didn't really miss that we were in a different pack.
Of course the main members of the DarkRiver pack were involved in Play of Passion and it was great to see them all again!
Play of Passion had everything you could want in a good book the only downside in my opinion were the fact the Psy didn't really do what I was expecting, I thought there would be a big blowout but nope nothing of the sort, but what happened with the Psy was still really good and I'm looking forward to how that advances in the future books!
My main pick with Play of Passion was Indigo. I just... didn't like her. I can really explain it, she was a little like a spoilt child stuck in her ways and always thinking she was right and not really listening to Drew and taking in what he was telling her.
Drew however, won back the book for me! I loved and adored him. He gave the book everything you could want, light entertainment, comedy, sadness, love, and so much more.
Favourite Quotes: "His wolf sat up in anticipation - he'd never wanted easy. He'd always wanted Indigo. And tomorrow, he'd have her all to himself, far from the den and the hierarchy... and the rules that she used to keep her own explosive response to him under vicious control. But he knew. He'd tasted it. And he was going to make Indy admit it - even if he had to sneak in under her defenses using every dirty trick in the book. This was war. Who the hell cared about playing fair?
"When she stopped and raised her face to the dewy morning sunlight, releasing her breath in a long, slow exhale, he went motionless. Her unhidden joy at being in the stark, stunning, beauty of the Sierra Nevada sang to him, and it was a dangerous pull. He should step back, should move in the opposite direction. He should. He turned and angled down through the trees until he appeared in the path beside her instead. Jerking back in surprise, Sienna stared at him with wide eyes. When he did nothing but wait for her, she continued on the trail, shooting him small looks filled with suspicion until it became clear he was intent only on keeping her company. Then her stride relaxed, and they walked. In silence."
"You know I'm Lucas admin assistant, right?" At their nods, Ria continued, "when he released I was pregnant, he yelled at me." Andrew blinked "Seriously?" The cats adored kids as much as the SnowDancers did. He couldn't imagine the leopard alpha not being pleased about the event. "Uh-huh. He asked me what the hell he was supposed to do when I went on maternity leave." Ria waited a beat before delivering the punch line. "Then he told me to put my feet up and wouldn't even let pick up a stapler until I threatened to bash his head in with it."
I really enjoyed the small glimpses we got of Hawke and Sienna and am so looking forward to their book next year! Overall, Play of Passion was an amazing book and another great addition to the series!...more
Wow! Bayou Moon was amazing! Thanks to Mandi's wonderful a href="http://www.smexybooks.com/2010/09/rev... I decided I had to know more about this seriWow! Bayou Moon was amazing! Thanks to Mandi's wonderful a href="http://www.smexybooks.com/2010/09/rev... I decided I had to know more about this series and this book. After reading the blurb and reading other peoples reviews I decided to skip the first book On The Edge and go straight to Bayou Moon and I'm so happy I did.
Bayou Moon is the second Urban Fantasy book I've ever read and it's really set the way for any other Urban Fantasy books I may read. It contained everything I needed in a book! I initially fell in love with William from reading about him at on Ilona Andrews website and after reading the first two chapters I knew I had to buy this book!
William and Cerise were a brilliant pair and an amazing couple! They made me laugh, cringe and brought me near to tears. William really made the book for me, Bayou Moon starts by showing you William talking to toy soldiers and asking them questions. Then turning into his other form, a wolf and chasing an animal out of his trash just on the principle that he's already warned the animal several times before!
It's a different and brilliant way to show you that maybe William isn't quite all there in the head!
Cerise is amazing, her parents have gone missing and now she's the head of the family. Although she's scared to the bone she never lets it show and will protect her family in the best way she can, she's fierce, strong and determined. As the story evolves you see a softer side to Cerise as her relationship with William changes and becomes something more.
I really loved Cerise's strange and rather large family! I hope we get to see more of them in a future book! They added another element to the book, they weren't there was light entertainment because William and Cerise together provide that for the reader but they really added something to the book.
Bayou Moon is brilliantly written and takes you to a new world that is amazingly built and thought out. I can't review this book to the full justice it really requires, there is so much more I could say about it so I suggest that you read it yourself to see how good it is, or just go and click on the link to Mandi's review up above!
I thought this was a great book to get myself out of my reading rut and it worked a treat!
Sherrilyn Kenyon's In Other Worlds contains two previously rI thought this was a great book to get myself out of my reading rut and it worked a treat!
Sherrilyn Kenyon's In Other Worlds contains two previously released books Dragonswan (part of the Dark-Hunter series) and Fire and Ice (part of The League series) along with a new story Knightly Dreams.
I have read Dragonswan before back in 2008 when I first got into the Dark-Hunter series. And I thought it was just ok but after re-reading it I much enjoyed it the second time around and thought it was a great book but just a bit too short. I remember when I read it the first time round Channon annoyed me but this time I didn't think she was quite as annoying which is possibly why I enjoyed it more. I give Dragonswan a full 5 stars!
Fire and Ice was an amazing story and was so much more than I thought it would be for such a short story! I really loved Adron (who was briefly mentioned in Born of Night) I loved how much of an arse he was but for good reason and I adored Livia! She was awesome and really made the story for me. An awesome 5 stars!
Knightly Dreams was by far my least favourite story in the book. It started quite well and I was really interested in the storyline but after a while it just got quite silly and I guess I like it for the fun factor but it really wasn't something I would have read otherwise. And it's not that the character Sparhawk bothered me, it was the ending of the story that just got a bit ridiculous for me and but a damper on what was a really good story. So I only give Knightly Dreams 4 stars.
Overall I loved all three books but Fire and Ice was by far my favourite book, I just wish it was a longer story! ...more
This is the first audiobook I've listened to. I normally prefer reading paperbacks or ebooks. So it was interesting for me to try an audiobook I receiThis is the first audiobook I've listened to. I normally prefer reading paperbacks or ebooks. So it was interesting for me to try an audiobook I received as a gift for my silly 7+ hour train journey's back and forth between my home and visiting my family. Getting up at 4am and sitting on two trains for 7+ hours sometimes my eyes are just too tired to actually read so it's been nice to close my eyes and drift away while listening to a lovely book.
Cilla, a former child star, has found a more satisfying life working with her hands to restore homes from floor to ceiling and has come here to her grandmother's farmhouse, tools at her side, to rescue it from ruin. Sadly, no one had been able to save her grandmother, legendary Janet Hardy. An actress with a golden voice and a tumultuous life, Janet entertained glamorous guests and engaged in decadent affairs but died of an overdose in this very house more than thirty years ago. To this day, Janet haunts Cilla's dreams. And during her waking hours, Cilla is haunted by her melodramatic, five-times-married mother, who carried on in the public spotlight and never gave her a chance at a normal childhood. By coming to the East Coast, rolling up her sleeves, and rehabbing this wreck of a house, Cilla intends to take a shot at finding some kind of normalcy for herself. Cilla has her work cut out for her. The house, once a place of comfort and simple rural beauty, is long neglected, crumbling, the grounds chocked by weeds. Plunging into the project with gusto, she's almost too busy and exhausted to notice her neighbor, graphic novelist Ford Sawyer, but his lanky form, green eyes, and easy, unflappable humor (not to mention his delightfully ugly dog, Spock) are hard to ignore. Determined not to carry on the family tradition of ill-fated romances, Cilla steels herself against Ford's quirky charm, but she can't help indulging in a little fantasy. But love and a peaceful life may not be in the cards for Cilla. In the house's cluttered attic, she has found a cache of unsigned letters, tied with a faded red ribbon, suggestion that Janet Hardy was pregnant when she died, and that the father of her child was a local married man. Cilla can't help but wonder what really happened all those years ago. The mystery only deepens with a series of cruel and intimidating acts and a frightening, violent assault. And if Cilla and Ford are unable to sort out who is targeting her and why, she may, like her world famous grandmother, be cut down in the prime of her life.
I first read Tribute back in 2008 in the book form and really loved it so I knew I was safe listening to this great story. The only downside I found with listening to this audiobook is the voice of the narrator. Especially when she was doing different characters voices. I will admit that if I hadn't read this book before I would have gotten lost several times with the storyline when the narrator was changing between Fords voice and Steve's.
I do love this story. I am madly in love with Ford Sawyer. I find him the best character throughout, I enjoyed his enthusiasm, and positive light he shines on everything. I really enjoyed how Ms Roberts made Ford so current with his comments about Shrek, his love of comic books and the X-Men.
Favourite Quote: "Love? It's green kryptonite. It powers out all the rest..."
I enjoyed the little quirks Cilla had, her best friend also being her ex-husband, her relationship with her Mother and her many husbands. Cilla was a beautifully written character and extremely well rounded. I really enjoyed her as the heroine of Tribute. I loved all the other characters in the book from Cilla's father to Spock Fords dog! I thought when you found out who the 'bad guy' was, was brilliant and it really wasn't until the very end when you're dealing with Ford it clicks who the 'bad guy' really was and I was blown away it really was brilliant and written so wonderfully as well.
I did really enjoy the relationship between Ford and Cilla. And how could you not fall in love the Ford's dog Spock?
Overall a brilliant, wonderful book and an enjoyable audiobook! A must read for any contemporary romance fans....more
Wow! My first Elizabeth Jennings book and I was totally in love! Elizabeth Jennings also writes as Lisa-Marie Rice and I love her books as well! She'sWow! My first Elizabeth Jennings book and I was totally in love! Elizabeth Jennings also writes as Lisa-Marie Rice and I love her books as well! She's a brilliant writer in either names. I managed to stumble onto Elizabeth Jennings by accident and am waiting patiently for Ms Jenning's newest book Shadows at Midnight to arrive in the post.
Heiress Charlotte Court is on the run for her life. She's just witnessed her ill and dying father's murder and been shot. She manages to make it across the border to Mexico, and creates a new identity for herself and finds a saviour in the arms of ex-Navy SEAL Matt Sanders. Matt's been badly wounded and is trying to recover from his injuries. Charlotte spends two months watching Matt train and get his body back to it's former self.
Matt thinks of Charlotte as his guardian angel, always watching out for him. Matt yearns to protect Charlotte and replace her pain with pleasure. But Charlotte can't trust anyone, not even someone she's starting to love. She knows she's a target and out of sight, a soulless killer is zeroing in on his prey.
I really enjoyed reading Pursuit I wasn't quite sure what to expect other than a romantic suspense story. Pursuit has everything you'd want in a classic romantic suspense! I enjoyed this just as much as I enjoy one of Nora Robert's romantic suspense's.
Matt is an amazing hero, I thought he was everything Charlotte could needed and wanted in a guy. He was so well written I feel a little bit in love myself! I really enjoyed reading how Matt would push himself to get better and how Charlotte would sit out on her balcony and watch Matt every day as he pushed himself harder and harder to get back into shape and to be the man he was before he was hurt and nearly died.
I really felt for Charlotte and her situation and how strong and brave she was trying to deal with everything that had happened to her.
Pursuit is brilliantly written and a fabulous read. I wish every romantic suspense was as good as this one!
**spoiler alert** Max first appeared in book #4 Mine to Possess as a Enforcer who was friends with Talin and was helping her try to locate lost childr**spoiler alert** Max first appeared in book #4 Mine to Possess as a Enforcer who was friends with Talin and was helping her try to locate lost children. I liked him from the start but when I read about him getting his own book, I was really pleased until I learnt he was going to be paired with a Psy. I wasn't sure how it would work out and I'll admit to having my doubts about how it would all work as Max is human and there was no way he could bond with a Psy like the Changeling can. But oh my goodness, Bonds of Justice was a million times better than expected. If that's even possible. It was complete fabulousness!
I loved Max and his J Psy, Sophia together. They seemed to click right from the start and I really enjoyed riding through their relationship ups and downs and how they worked as a team. Max was a total sweetie and I loved him even more for not giving up on Sophia even though their relationship seemed so doomed. I really wondered how it was going to end and was more than presently surprised with the ending. It was such a good HEA! It was great how Sophia kept comparing Max to one of the Changeling men because of his protectiveness towards her and the fact he was so silent on his feet.
I really loved Sophia! Other than Sacsha she's been one of the first heroine's I've liked right from the get-go. I think it was because, like Sascha, Sophia's conditioning of Silence kept getting broken and because of this she was feeling more and seemed much more open to the idea of the something between Max and herself. Plus she came across as a totally honest person and I admired that.
I loved that at the top of certain chapters there were little notes, and thoughts from Max and Sophia and about them as well it really added a little extra to the overall storyline!
I've been a huge fan of the series since nearly the beginning and it just keeps getting better and better, as the series continues I fall more and more in love with it and the characters. Right from the start I've been a Sascha and Lucas fan and couldn't have been happier to see them back in Bonds of Justice or to see more of Lucas' Dark River pack.
I've found a new love of Sascha's mother Nikita. I thought, like Sascha that Nikita was a true cold Psy but in this book you see that although she may be living with Silence, she does care for her daughter and her soon be to grandchild and all I hope is that as this series continues Nikita doesn't die because seriously my favourite part of the book was towards the end when Nikita lets herself be threatened because she thinks Sasha is going to be killed and when she gets free she rings Sasha and just asks if she got the files she sent, because she wants to know her daughter is alive, I was totally squealing with joy!
Favourite Quote: "Nikita coded in a call on her cell phone. 'Sascha.' she said as Max ran to Sohpia, 'I wanted to ask if you received the contracts I sent last night.' A pause. 'Excellent.' "
I've also grown some more interest in Kaleb, and really wonder what will happen with him now. It's been discussed on the Goodreads topic boards. Will he get his own book? Is he the real baddy we all thought he was? Even though he helped Max find Sophia. And who's this person that's been missing from his life for the past six years? The suspense!
As always another amazing read from Ms Singh! And I can not wait for the next two books in the series out in August and November....more
**spoiler alert** When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla**spoiler alert** When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt. For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul. As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds, with devastating consequences.
I really enjoyed the first two books in the Fever series, I couldn't wait to get the next one but had to pace myself due to University obligations coming first.
Wow! That's all I could think when I finally finished FaeFever. I closed the book and had to go and make several cups of tea before I could really think about what I'd read. FaeFever continues on with Mac's journey, which I really enjoyed. The first half of the book I found rather slow and kept wishing it would pick up speed and have more action and adventure to it other than just Mac's thoughts and feelings on everything so far, it felt a little like BloodFever with all the back story and not really moving any where for a while. But eventually it all picked up! The usual character's V'lane and Barrons made their appearances and the reader starts to get small amounts of information on Barrons and more on V'lane which was nice and annoying, because you just want more! We meet more Sidhe-seers, there's more Christian MacKeltar and Mac time, (I really wanted Mac to get with him even if it was only briefly!) As FaeFever goes on you do feel for Mac, in a strange place, dealing with some much, she never seems to get a break and is always being pulled in different directions not really knowing who to trust and partner up with. If it wasn't for the second half of Faefever I wouldn't have given the book 5 stars it would have got 4 or even 3 but the second half more than makes up for the uneventful first half.
Favourite Quotes: "Barrons' lips twitched. I'd almost made him smile. Barrons smiles about as often as the sun comes out in Dublin, and it has the same effect on me; makes me feel warm and stupid."
"Evil is supposed to adhere to certain conventions. It's supposed to cause a chill of foreboding in the intended recipient of its visit; it should be instantly recognizable; and it's supposed to be hideous. Evil should glide out of the night out of the night in a black hearse, fog streaming from its dark flanks, or dismount from a skeletal Harley, leather-clad, wearing a necklace of freshly scalped skulls and cross bones."
"Deep down, I just wanted to go back to being the girl I used to be. I would trespass into darker territories only if my survival depended on it."
"Well played, Ms Lane." "I had a good teacher." "The best. Hop on one foot, Ms Lane." Voice lessons had begun. I had a feeling they might be brutal tonight.'
The book cover's ok it's pretty simple and I like that but it's not really eye catching and drawing you in, which I think it should be because it's a great series!
Overall FaeFever still leaves the reader with a million thoughts and questions buzzing around but it does move the story forward some what and I thoroughly enjoyed it and if you haven't read this series yet, do so!...more