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Monday, March 31, 2014

New Releases 04/01/14

I picked several books that will be released today/tomorrow. Are you buying a new release this week? If so let me know which one!

The King - JR Ward
Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?

Illusion - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Be careful what you wish for…

You just might get it.

Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.

But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe… Even the son of a hated demon.

Most of all, he sees that his powers aren’t the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.

Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever.

Wild Wolf - Jennifer Ashley
Graham McNeil knows that his pack is unruly, but he’s not sure he can take the next step toward pack stability. After losing his first mate long ago, Graham has worked hard to keep his heart in check. Besides, even if he was inclined to choose a new mate, his girlfriend, Misty, is human—a fact that won’t sit well with Graham’s old-fashioned pack.

But Misty is going through a crisis of her own, one that brings danger and death to the pack. With the wolves doubly convinced that there needs to be a shake-up, Graham must now defend his leadership and save the woman he has grown to love—before Shiftertown is pulled into an all-out war.

Ghost Seer - Robin D. Owens
There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…...

When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.

A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help.

Rising Assets - Rebecca Zanetti
Friends with benefits was never the plan…

Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.

Then Colton learns the truth—that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.

Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?

Circle of Desire - Keri Arthur
A TEMPTING FATE

Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan’s niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims—even a crazy woman who claims to be a witch. But time is ticking. The victims rarely stay alive for more than seven days. Four of those days have already passed.

In ten years of working for the Damask Circle, shapeshifter Katherine Tanner has never come across anything that goes after kids the way this monster does. The last thing Kat needs is interference from a cop who has no idea what he’s up against. But the greatest threat to Kat may come not from the forces of darkness, but from the man she is beginning to love. Because Ethan is a werewolf... and the full moon is rising.

Wicked Games - Samanthe Beck
When a battle of wills becomes a game of lust, one wrong move could be fatal.

Actress Stacy Roberts is ready to ride her rising star straight to Hollywood’s A-list. All she needs is the famous Hollywood Hedonism party (check), one very naughty angel costume (check), and a few drinks to get her sexy swagger back (check, check). Tonight, she is not aching for her hot, hard-bodied ex. Or worrying about the threatening letters signed by "Your Worst Nightmare."

For Detective Ian Ford, "nightmare" doesn’t begin to cover it. Whatever demons prompted Stacy to cut and run have him tied up in knots. Worse, his ex is dressed to kill any man with a pulse, and Ian is seeing red. If Stacy wants trouble, she’ll find it. Only Ian’s going to make damned sure that the only trouble she gets is with him.There are no rules. They either both win, or they both lose. But this time, there’s an extra player—one who’s determined to make sure this is the very last game Stacy plays…

Stone Cold - Devon Monk
Marked by Life and Death magic, Shame Flynn and Terric Conley are “breakers”—those who can use magic to its full extent. Most of the time, they can barely stand each other, but they know they have to work together to defeat a common enemy—rogue magic user Eli Collins.

Backed by the government, Eli is trying to use magic as a weapon by carving spells into the flesh of innocents and turning them into brainless walking bombs. To stop him, Shame and Terric will need to call on their magic, even as it threatens to consume them—because the price they must pay to wield Life and Death could change the very fate of the world...and magic itself.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Review: Hedging His Bets


Title: Hedging His Bets
Author: Celia Kyle, Mina Carter
Release Date: April 8th 2013
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, BN
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Honey, a human, runs a bar that is open for both humans and shifters. She's a lover of hedgehogs and has 3 of them as pets. Unbeknownst to her, Blake, the shifter that won't take a hint happens to be a werehedgehog. He has a major thing for Honey, and is determined to say the least.

While there was some steamy sexy scenes, I found myself laughing when I wasn't meant to. Mainly because of the werehedgehog and his antics. I also found the main character, Honey, getting on my nerves. If I read the term "Hedgie" or "virgin ring of muscle" again it will be too soon. I picked up Hedging His Bets because I was in a silly mood, it was exactly what I expected. This book is on the erotic side, and is a very quick read. I believe Amazon said it came in at around 70 pages. While this book wasn't exactly for me, it satisfied my curiosity of werehedgehogs.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thrifty Thursday [53]

Free
Crimson Night - Marie Hall

$0.99
The Only Sorceress - Anya Breton
Hounded - Kevin Hearne

$2.99
The Bottom Line - Sandy James [PREORDER]
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Sandy James [PREORDER]
Sealing the Deal - Sandy James [PREORDER]

$3.79
A Love Untamed - Pamela Palmer
Ecstasy Untamed - Pamela Palmer
Hunger Untamed - Pamela Palmer
Rapture Untamed - Pamela Palmer

$3.99
At Grave's End - Jeaniene Frost
Eternal Kiss of Darkness - Jeaniene Frost
First Drop of Crimson - Jeaniene Frost
Indexing - Seanan McGuire

$4.99
Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews [PREORDER]
Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cover Reveal: Sealing the Deal by Sandy James

The lovely Sandy James is letting me have the honor of showing off Sealing the Deal's cover. The series looks amazing, I can't wait for May so I can read book one, The Bottom Line! If you pre-order the ebooks you can snag these for $2.99!

Title: Sealing the Deal
Author: Sandy James
Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Series: The Ladies Who Lunch #3
Pre-Order: Amazon Kindle, Amazon Paperback

When Bethany Rogers's sister dies in combat in Afghanistan, Bethany, a teacher and part-time interior decorator, takes in the nine-month-old daughter her sister left behind. As she struggles with the challenges of raising a young child, she gratefully accepts the help of her fellow Ladies Who Lunch as well as Robert Ashford, her longtime friend and boss at Ashford Homes. Robert is great with kids and has always mentioned wanting a family of his own. Beth soon feels more than gratitude toward her handsome helper, and longs to give in to the growing heat and desire brewing between them. But will loving Robert further complicate her already spinning-out-of-control life? And is he drawn to her, or to the idea of a ready-made family?



The Bottom Line (Book 1)
Release Date: May 6th 2014
Pre-Order: Amazon Kindle, Amazon Paperback
When life gets tough and love is hard to find, four friends take their troubles to lunch. Surviving a failed marriage and an illness that almost takes her life, high school teacher Mallory Hamilton needs the Ladies Who Lunch more than ever . . .

After a year of upheaval, Mallory has had her fill of change—with one exception. Her house is a disaster, and she wants it fixed. Hiring a contractor to finish the projects her ex-husband started will help her banish the past so she can return to the life she had before everything went awry. But her contractor is sexy, sweet, and single, which threatens the peaceful, solitary life Mallory has planned for herself.

Ben Carpenter has had a hard time raising his daughter without his ex-wife’s help. His new client’s projects will give him the extra income he needs, not to mention afternoons alone with a gorgeous woman. Though their attraction is undeniable, Ben sees the fear and pain hiding in Mallory’s beautiful eyes. But how can he help her if she won’t let him in? Ben can fix just about anything—but can he fix Mallory’s broken heart?


Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Book 2)
Release Date: July 1st 2014
Pre-Order: Amazon Kindle, Amazon Paperback
When life gets tough and love is hard to find, four friends take their troubles to lunch. High school teacher Juliana Kelley tells the Ladies Who Lunch that her life needs an overhaul . . . and gets a whole lot more than she wished for.

Juliana has spent thirteen years in the same teaching job. She’s ready to dive into a new career with both feet . . . when a run-in with the hottest man she’s ever seen knocks her head over heels. But with her failed marriage to a fellow teacher fresh on her mind, Jules can’t afford to lose herself in a relationship—no matter how perfect it may seem.

Connor Wilson has hit rock bottom when he loses his career as a top-notch Realtor because of a large gambling debt. Now, in a small town he finds a fresh start—and a gorgeous redhead who sparks new life into him. Together they start a successful real estate company, but when pleasure sneaks into the business, they’ll have to decide what they can let go... and what they can’t live without.

About the Author:
Sandy lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis with her husband of thirty years and is a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband own a small stable of harness racehorses and enjoy spending time at the two Indiana racetracks.

She is published through Forever Yours, Carina Press, and BookStrand, as well as self-published. She has been an Amazon Bestseller many times and has won numerous awards, including two HOLT Medallions.

Look for a new contemporary romance series--Ladies Who Lunch--from Grand Central Forever Yours. Book one, The Bottom Line releases in May 2014!

Please visit her website at http://sandy-james.com for more information or find her on Twitter (http://twitter@sandyjamesbooks) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/sandyjamesbooks).

WoW [97] - Circle of Desire

Circle of Desire - Keri Arthur
Release Date: April 1st 2014

Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan’s niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims—even a crazy woman who claims to be a witch. But time is ticking. The victims rarely stay alive for more than seven days. Four of those days have already passed. 

In ten years of working for the Damask Circle, shapeshifter Katherine Tanner has never come across anything that goes after kids the way this monster does. The last thing Kat needs is interference from a cop who has no idea what he’s up against. But the greatest threat to Kat may come not from the forces of darkness, but from the man she is beginning to love. Because Ethan is a werewolf... and the full moon is rising.

Why I am waiting:
I'm a big fan of KArthur so this is going to be a must read for me. I wasn't sure what to think when I saw some of her previous work being rereleased, but I read the Nikki & Michael series and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read this spin off series.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Drea's Review: Venice in the Moonlight

Title: Venice in the Moonlight
Author: Elizabeth McKenna
Format: e-book
Source: author
Release Date: October 2nd 2013
Publisher: N/A
Length: Novel
Genre: Historical Romance
Buy: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 3-stars
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Drea's Review:
I received this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.

Despondent from his wife’s death, Marietta’s father marries her off to the first willing wealthy man. 15-year-old Marietta discovers her new husband an abusive lecher with an interest in teenage girls. So when he dies from a bad batch of lamb four years later, she’s not terribly upset. But making her way on her own is scary, especially when she discovers her father is dead…and may have been murdered. A broken axel throws Marietta into another wealthy lech's company. Nico confounds Marietta with his sweet behavior on one hand and playboy ways on the other. But soon she discovers he’s nothing like her dead husband.

I had a hard time getting into this story. I found Marietta a bit unsympathetic at the beginning, partially because the reader is only told how bad the husband was rather than being shown it. We see only that he flirts with a maid and eats lamb unattractively. The mother-in-law was the villain for me rather than the husband. So I found Marietta’s behavior toward the husband’s corpse a bit unforgivable. Perhaps if we'd been shown his horror instead of witnessing only his lechery, it would have been easier to swallow.

Once Marietta begins her detective work, and runs into the hero Nico at every turn, the story is much better. She’s more sympathetic at that point (though she is still doing some questionable things to further her ends). Nico is a decent hero. Without him, I don’t think I’d have kept reading because the mystery of her father’s death didn’t engage me.

Monday, March 24, 2014

New Releases 03/25/2014

I'm doing this post a day early, but there are quite a few books coming out this week that look good. What book(s) are you looking forward to this week?

Shadow Spell - Nora Roberts
With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken…

A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss.

Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle.

Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…

Bite Me - Shelly Laurenston
Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life’s irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad’s untimely and unexplained demise.

That’s where Vic Barinov comes in—or his house does. Vic can’t step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he’ll have to woo her at high speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge…

Three Weeks With A Bull Rider - Cat Johnson
One Broken Man…

Cowboy Jace Mills has suffered fewer injuries from bucking bulls than he has from his ex-girlfriend. Following his best friend Tucker’s advice, Jace is convinced it’s time to move on. But with his ex’s tight rein on him, easier said than done.

One Broken Heart…

Tara Jenkins learned a lot in her sports medicine courses, but not how to fix her broken heart. So when her brother Tucker suggests using her skills on the rodeo, it gives her the perfect opportunity to ride off into the sunset—or at least run away.

Three Weeks Together…

Only problem is, Jace and Tara have had a hate-hate relationship for over a decade, putting up with each other for Tucker’s sake. With their long history as frenemies, they know sparks will fly, they just never expect them to flare into scorching passion…

A Match Made in Texas - Katie Lane
Living with four over-protective brothers is enough to make a good girl go bad. But the day Brianne Cates hits the road for a taste of freedom, she gets more trouble than she bargained for when she's arrested by a sexy sheriff in mirrored shades. Now doing a stint of community service, she's not going to let a cowboy cop like Dusty Hicks mess with her newfound independence-even if he awakens every wicked fantasy she's ever had.

In Bramble, Texas, Dusty is the law. That means no leniency for the gorgeous rebel whose highway antics almost got them both killed. The divorced lawman doesn't need another rich, pampered princess, even if Brianne has the lushest body and sweetest smile in the whole darn state. But even as Brianne proves that she lives to walk on the wild side, Dusty begins to wonder if maybe he has what it takes to tame her....

Fool Me Twice - Meredith Duran
Sensible and lonely, Olivia Mather survives by her wits—and her strict policy of avoiding trouble. But when she realizes that the Duke of Marwick might hold the secrets of her family’s past, she does the unthinkable, infiltrating his household as a maid. She’ll clean his study and rifle through his papers looking for information.

Alastair de Grey has a single reason to live: vengeance. More beautiful than Lucifer, twice as feared, and thrice as cunning, he’ll use any weapon to punish those who fooled and betrayed him—even an impertinent maid who doesn’t know her place. But the more fascinated he becomes with the uppity redhead, the more dangerous his carefully designed plot becomes. For the one contingency he forgot to plan for was falling in love…and he cannot survive being fooled again.

Shadowbound - Dianne Sylvan
Spread throughout the dark corners of our world lies the Shadow World, a society of vampires who feed off the living. In Austin, Texas, one woman must quell the cravings rising within her, as the very fate of the world rests in her hands…

Ever since her Prime, David Solomon, returned from the dead, Miranda Grey has been hungry. The transformation from ordinary vampires into the ultrapowerful children of Persephone has left both Miranda and David craving the taste of death—and their appetites are growing.

Meanwhile, a formerly vague threat from a fringe group of humans has turned into a full-on war. The Order of the Morningstar has devoted itself to eradicating vampires and has begun to assassinate Primes all over the globe.

The Shadow World’s fate depends on the circle of Signets descended from those who subdued Morningstar hundreds of years ago—but if even a single one is killed, the war is almost certainly lost. Now, with the help of a strange new ally, Miranda must put aside her hunger and access long-forgotten magic to save the circle, but time is running out….

Fire Inside - Kristen Ashley
Lanie Heron isn’t looking for love—no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club...

For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She’s too polished and too classy for his tastes. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him a night in paradise, he can’t say no. And he doesn’t regret it when he finds that Lanie is the best thing that’s ever happened to him—in or out of bed. Now the trick will be to convince her of that.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Tattoo by Cambria Hebert

Title: Tattoo
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Take It Off #7
Release Date: March 10th 2014
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, BN
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Brody West is an undercover cop that is taking a few days off after a mission so he can relax. Little did he know that stopping by the bank before going fishing would cause such a stir. Gang members decided to rob the place, and the teller Brody was flirting with winds up getting shot. With no relaxation time in sight, Brody has to maintain his cover identity since they spotted the tattoo he earned that marks him as one of their own.

Tattoo starts off with a bang, and doesn't let up. I was rather taken with this book, but it was Brody that made me love it so oh so much. Brody is a good guy that is also a bad boy due to his job. He has that edge that makes most women go a bit starry eyed. He's also one of those protective types of guys. He barely knows Taylor but he steps up to the plate as soon as she's in danger and tries to protect her. Every now and then I just need that type of character, and this fit the bill. While the story was told in alternating POV, I feel like it slightly lacked a bit in Taylor's department, that's why I had to give Tattoo four stars. If you're looking for a fast paced book with a hunky undercover cop, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Tattoo.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thrifty Thursday [52]

Freebie
A Beautiful Lie - Tara Sivec

$0.99
Hounded - Kevin Hearne

$1.99
Warlord Wants Forever - Kresley Cole

$2.69 - $2.99
Pleasures of the Night - Sylvia Day
Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire
Dark Witch - Nora Roberts

$3.49
A Beautiful Wedding - Jamie McGuire

$3.99
Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire
Tied With Me - Kristen Proby

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WoW [96] - Three Weeks With Lady X

Three Weeks With Lady X - 
Eloisa JamesRelease Date: March 25, 2014

Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized fa├žade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.

Exquisite, head-strong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks.

But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them.

Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option.

But there is only one thing that will make India his—the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose...

His fierce and lawless heart.


The hero of Three Weeks With Lady X is Tobias, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Villiers. Tobias appears in the last two books as a young boy.

Why Drea is waiting:
I vaguely remember Tobias from the one Eloisa James book I've read (another Desperate Duchess book). And I always like the "Hitch"-esque/romance guru trope, particularly when the guru is the opposite sex and they fall for each other. Plus I signed up for the historical romance challenge and haven't touched one yet this year!

Are you a fan of historical romance? What is your favorite trope?
What book are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Drea's Review: Dark Wolf Running

Title: Dark Wolf Running
Author: Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Bloodrunners #5
Format: e-book
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: December 3rd 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Length: Novel
Genre:Paranormal Romance
Buy: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 3-stars
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Drea's Review:
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

After a horrific rape and an abusive father, a psychosomatic inability to use her werewolf powers is the least of Elise’s problems. She’s trying to get her life back on track and that doesn’t include playboy Wyatt. But he scents the truth of their bond. He’s fought against the pull to his mate for months but is done fighting. She’ll be his...at least for a night. But neither is ready to get involved. Attacks on their lives thrust them closer together until they have no choice but to overcome their myriad issues.

First, the official blurb mentions nothing about rape (mine does!). As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, I’m not a fan of books where rape is an issue. There’s also heaps of back-story from other books that is included in here…most of which I wasn’t terribly interested in. The lore/universe of the different wolf packs plus half bloods didn’t grab my attention.

That said, I did enjoy Wyatt and, even though she was a victim, Elise wasn’t an annoying heroine. I’d have liked this romance a heck of a lot more if both the heroine and hero hadn’t run out on each other during the course of the book. One moment everything was lovely for the pair, and then bam one of them was running. I literally shouted at my Kindle when it happened, both times. The author explains the first instance fairly well...after the fact. But the second instance I couldn’t get behind.

The writing style wasn’t bad. The love scenes—once we got them—were hot.

Grab this if you're mad for werewolves and Alpha males with soft sides :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Drea's Review: The Here And Now

Title: The Here and Now
Author: Ann Brashares
Format: e-book
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: April 8 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Length: Novel (288 pages)
Genre: Time Travel
Preorder: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars
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Drea's Review:
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Prenna is from the future. It’s a bleak place ravished by plagues and environmental disasters. She’s drawn to a boy at her school named Ethan, but she can’t let him know that. All the rules say so. But Ethan is persistent. Very persistent. A warning from a crazy man changes everything except the heartache of wanting someone she was never meant to have.

The writing in this is not bad, not amazing. The picture of the bleak future feels like a slap on the hand from the author. There are several points where I felt as if I were being preached at. That said, I enjoyed the read. Prenna is a strong heroine who breaks out of her community’s controlling ways. She makes her little part of the world a better place. And Ethan is lovely.

Grab this if you want to read about what could happen in our future…but have some tissues handy.



****SPOILERS*****
Unfortunately, the lack of a happy ending for the couple makes this romance-mad chick a bit disappointed. I read the whole book, hoping for some sort of loophole and didn’t get it. I'd have rated this higher if I'd gotten my happy for now but understand why I couldn't. I kind of wish I knew that going into this (but I might not have read it).
*sigh* Ah well. I guess I’ll have to toss in a Disney movie and get over it.
****SPOILERS*****

Friday, March 14, 2014

Review: Fairies in My Fireplace

Title: Fairies in My Fireplace
Author: R.L. Naquin
Release Date: September 2nd 2013
Format: Ebook
Source: NetGalley
Buy: Amazon, B&N
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Zoey Donovan is an Aegis, she protects of all the beings that Humans don't know exist. Closet monsters, djinn, hell hounds, dragons, you name it she's probably met one or will in the future. Fairies in My Fireplace is book three in the series, and this time around Zoey's day job takes the back burner. Pretty much her full responsibility is helping the Hidden. Her abilities are growing, and I can't wait to see where it takes her in future books.

Hidden are going missing and Zoey is on the case. When someone abducts several members of the Hidden that were under Zoey's care, she would do anything in order to save them. Zoey's hunky Reaper boyfriend and several friends help her find who is behind the abductions. I really enjoy RNaquin's writing style, she has such unique characters. I mean where else are you going to read about a skunk-ape named Iris? I was trying to be patient and wait until book four was a bit closer but couldn't wait any longer. I love this series and recommend it if you like paranormal romance/urban fantasy.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WoW [95] - The King

The King - JR Ward
Release Date: April 1st 2014

Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?

Why I am waiting:
I love this series, and need to catch up on a few but yay for more Wrath!

Are you a fan of the BDB series? Who's your favorite character?
What book are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New Releases 03/11/14

Night Broken - Patricia Briggs
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

Stroke of Love - Melissa Foster
Kate Parello runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn't felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.

Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what's missing in his life, not to find a woman.

Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate's misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way--even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world--and love her to the ends of the earth.

The Innocent - Shiloh Walker
For a woman he can’t touch, he’ll turn Hell inside out.

There’s only one reason Jay Roberts would set foot in a middle-of-nowhere town like Hell, Georgia. She’s got a bone to pick with her sort-of boyfriend. They only met online, but things got hot and heavy before their cyber link went silent.

She’s here to get in his face for an explanation. But no touching. Her psychic abilities make physical contact…complicated. Yet something about this relationship made her think things would be different. She’s not in Hell twenty minutes before bad vibes have her skin crawling.

Corruption has stained the very fabric of Linc Dawson’s town, and now it’s stolen something very dear to him. The last thing he has time for is nursing Jay’s broken heart.

But Jay isn’t going anywhere. Not only because she’s not giving up on him, because she’s got access to the kind of backup nobody wants on their bad side. And Linc discovers the woman who’s afraid to touch him could actually be his best chance. At salvation, at hope, at life. Maybe even love…

Warning: This book contains a not-so-naive virgin, a pissed-off former cop, lots of frustration, if you know what I mean, and more trouble than either of them know what to do with.

Seeing Stars - J. Sterling
Walker Rhodes is a hot singing sensation who never settles down, spends too much money gambling and gets in trouble on the daily- at least if you believe all the tabloids.

Madison Myers is a hard working talent agent assistant thrust into the spotlight one day after Walker pulls her on stage during one of his concerts. She tries to stay away from him, but he keeps chasing her. She is strong in her resolve and he is relentless in his pursuit. The question is... WHY?!?!

Tabloid Headline Reads: Walker Rhodes pulls woman on stage during LA concert and serenades her with stars in his eyes and we watched as the sparks flew! But just who is this mystery woman who has stolen Walker's heart? And will she be the one to finally tie down our favorite womanizing gambler?

Our readers poll:
80% say no way!
The other 20% wish they were her!


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Monday, March 10, 2014

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The Undead Pool - Kim Harrison
Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering.

Rachel must stop the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.