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Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Recap

January pretty much flew by, I can't believe tomorrow will be February. It's been a pretty good month for me, reading-wise and personal. I hope all of you had a good month as well! It's starting to get busy on my end since I'll be moving to a new place in February, so bare with me if I need to skip a post or two ;)

January Reviews:
Soundless - Richelle Mead 4 stars
Be Still My Vampire Heart - Kerrelyn Sparks 3 stars
Unamused Muse - R. L. Naquin 4.5 stars
The Dirt on Ninth Grave - Darynda Jones 4 stars
Rock Starred: Love My Way - Karen Booth 4 stars
Bound by Flames - Jeaniene Frost 4.5 stars
Alchemystic - Anton Strout 4 stars
Playing with Fire - Kate Meader 5 stars
Wickedly Dangerous - Deborah Blake 4 stars

Friday, January 29, 2016

Review: Wickedly Dangerous

Title: Wickedly Dangerous
Author: Deborah Blake
Series: Baba Yaga #1
Format: Paperback
Release Date: September 2nd, 2014
Length: Novel (329 pages)
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thrifty Thursday [149]

Thrifty Thursday is a post all about cheap or free ebooks. Please verify the cost of the books before you purchase in case a sale is no longer active. Enjoy!

$0.99
Nightwalker - Jacquelyn Frank
Ricochet - Keri Lake
Saint and Scholar - Holley Trent

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WoW [193] - Wicked Sexy Liar

Title: Wicked Sexy Liar
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #4
Release Date: February 2nd, 2016

London Hughes is very content to surf daily, tend bar, hang out with her group of friends, and slowly orient herself in the years after college. Everything’s going great and according to the non-plan.

But when a wave knocks her for a loop one morning, then Luke Sutter’s flirtatious smile knocks her for another that evening, she veers slightly off course…and into his path. Sure, he’s a total player, but the Why not—it’s only one night is a persistent voice in her ear.

For his part, Luke’s been on hookup autopilot for so long that he rarely ever pauses to consider what he’s doing. But after an amazing time with London, he realizes that he hasn’t been moving on from a devastating heartbreak so much as he’s been drifting to wherever—and whomever—the current takes him. With London he wants more.

Every relationship involves two people…plus their pasts. And as much as she enjoys her fling with Luke, when London learns about his past—more specifically, who’s in it—everything becomes the brand of complicated she strives to avoid. It’s up to Luke then to change some things in order to try and ensure he’s not something she’ll outright avoid as well.
Why I am waiting:
Yes, please! It's been awhile since I've read a CLauren book and I cannot wait for this one to be released!

What book are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Drea's Review: Playing with Fire

 
Title: Playing with Fire
Author: Kate Meader
Series: Hot in Chicago, #2
Format: e-book
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Netgalley
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 5-stars 

Monday, January 25, 2016

New Releases 01/26/2016

Otherworld Secrets - Kelley Armstrong
More than a decade after Kelley Armstrong first opened the doors to the Otherworld, fans are still clamoring for more. In response to their demands—and to coincide with the Syfy Network show based on the series—Plume has signed up three Otherworld anthologies, each of which revolves around a different theme. The second in the trilogy, Otherworld Secrets, features fan-favorites such as Cassandra, Savannah, and Adam in rare and neverbefore- published short stories—plus a brand new novella. Fans old and new will flock to this mystery-themed volume to discover the deepest secrets of this captivating world.

Anthology Contents

1) Life After Theft – new Hope/Karl novella
2) Forbidden – Subterranean Press 2012 Elena/Clay novella
3) Angelic – Subterranean Press 2009 Eve/Kristof novella
4) Zen and the Art of Vampirism – Zoe novella from Subterranean Press’s long-sold out “A Fantasy Medley”
5) The Ungrateful Dead – Jaime short story from “Blood Lite” anthology
6) Counterfeit Magic – Subterranean Press 2010 Paige/Lucas novella

Friday, January 22, 2016

Review: Alchemystic

Title: Alchemystic
Author: Anton Strout
Series: The Spellmason Chronicles #1
Format: Paperback
Release Date: September 25th, 2012
Length: Novel (290 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Gifted, thanks, Debi Murray!
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thrifty Thursday [148]

Thrifty Thursday is a post all about cheap or free ebooks. Please verify the cost of the books before you purchase in case a sale is no longer active. Enjoy!

Free
The Vampire's Mail Order Bride - Kristen Painter

$0.99
Quanta - Lola Dodge
Devil Without a Cause - Terri Garey
Raven - Stacey Rourke

$1.99
Dirty Lies - Emma Hart
Divergent - Veronica Roth

$2.99
To Have and to Master - Sparrow Beckett

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WoW [192] - Darkness Raging

Title: Darkness Raging
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
Series: Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #18
Release Date: February 2nd, 2016

The New York Times bestselling author of Panther Prowling returns to the Otherworld where one of the D’Artigo sisters faces a terrifying challenge that’s more personal than she ever could have imagined.

We're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. And me? I'm Menolly, a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. As the war in Otherworld arrives, Blood Wyne, Queen of the Vampires, summons me. Apparently, my position as Roman's consort entails more than I imagined...

As the Demon Lord Shadow Wing creates his own sinister version of the Keraastar Knights—the guardians of the spirit seals—to destroy the portals and free himself from the Sub Realms, his ally, the necromancer Telazhar, leads an assault from Otherworld into the streets of Seattle. And my sisters and I are caught dead center. 

Then, on the eve of war, my wife, Nerissa, is captured. The enemy demands we surrender the rest of the spirit seals, or they are going to kill her. I will do anything to save her. Even if it means leading an army of vampires into the very depths of the Subterranean Realms...
Why I am waiting:
I'm behind a few books in this series and plan on catching up soon. I <3333 YGalenorn's writing style!

What book are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Review: Bound by Flames

Title: Bound by Flames
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #3
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Length: Novel (384 pages/8.1 hours)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars

Monday, January 18, 2016

New Releases 01/19/2016

Wickedly Ever After - Deborah Blake
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one…

Having triumphed over a powerful enemy and ended up with both a wonderful guy—Sheriff Liam McClellan—and an adorable adopted daughter to raise as a Baba Yaga, Barbara Yager is ready to welcome her happily ever after.

But first she must bring Liam to the Otherworld and get the Queen’s permission to marry him. The Queen, however, is not so easily persuaded. She gives them three impossible tasks to complete in two weeks’ time—and if they fail Barbara will have to watch Liam slowly age and die like all humans, and kiss her happily ever after good-bye forever.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Review: Rock Starred: Love My Way

Title: Rock Starred: Love My Way
Author: Karen Booth
Format: ebook
Release Date: March 12th, 2015
Length: Novella (104 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon
Rating: 4.0-stars

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thrifty Thursday [147]

Thrifty Thursday is a post all about cheap or free ebooks. Please verify the cost of the books before you purchase in case a sale is no longer active. Enjoy!

Free
The Vampire's Mail Order Bride - Kristen Painter

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WoW [191] - Feverborn

Title: Feverborn
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #8
Release Date: January 19th 2016

In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.

When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.
Why I am waiting:
I've loved the books in this series so far, I'll be interested to see what happens in this installment.

What book are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Review: The Dirt on Ninth Grave

Title: The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #9
Format: Paperback ARC
Release Date: January 12th 2016
Length: Novel (336 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Monday, January 11, 2016

New Releases 01/12/2016

Aced - K. Bromberg
Rylee and Colton's ride continues...

One moment. Six years ago.

The night she made the world around me so much more than just a blur. Now it's the catalyst that threatens to tear us apart.

Our happily was supposed to be ever after. So why do I feel like it's slipping through my fingers?

How can one moment, when our world seemed so right, resurface and cause our perfect life to spiral out of control?

I can't lose her.

She's my checkered flag.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Review: Unamused Muse

Title: Unamused Muse
Author: R.L. Naquin
Series: Mt. Olympus Employment Agency, #2
Format: ebook
Release Date: December 13, 2015
Length: Novel (213 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Author
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thrifty Thursday [146]

Thrifty Thursday is a post all about cheap or free ebooks. Please verify the cost of the books before you purchase in case a sale is no longer active. Enjoy!

Free
Tough Love - Skye Warren

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WoW [190] - Aced

lol I'm going crazy you guys. On my original pick (Untamed by A. G. Howard) I mixed up the release date (it's already been released) so I'm going to pick another!

Title: Aced
Author: K. Bromberg
Series: Driven #5
Release Date: January 11, 2016

Rylee and Colton's ride continues...

One moment. Six years ago.

The night she made the world around me so much more than just a blur. Now it's the catalyst that threatens to tear us apart.

Our happily was supposed to be ever after. So why do I feel like it's slipping through my fingers?

How can one moment, when our world seemed so right, resurface and cause our perfect life to spiral out of control?

I can't lose her.

She's my checkered flag.
Why I am waiting:
I have book one of this series on my kindle just waiting for me. The series looks pretty good. Let me know if your thoughts if you've read any of the books!

What book are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Review: Be Still My Vampire Heart

Title: Be Still My Vampire Heart
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #3
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Donna Rawlins
Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Length: Novel (382 pages/10.1 hours)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Releases 01/05/2016

City of Light - Keri Arthur
The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels.

When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay....

As a d├ęchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding. But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the child is one of many abducted in broad daylight by a wraith-like being—an impossibility with dangerous implications for everyone on earth.

Because if the light is no longer enough to protect them, nowhere is safe...



Renegade - Lisa Bingham
The bestselling author of Desperado returns with another sexy cowboy from the Taggart family...

The rugged and wild Taggart brothers know how to tame a restless beast, but a restless heart is a different matter...

When tragedy struck, Jace Taggart stepped in to run the family business and care for his brothers, sacrificing his own happiness to ensure their well-being. But after the beautiful Bronte Cupacek moves to town, Jace realizes he can’t ignore the hunger inside him much longer.

However, the last thing Bronte needs is another man in her life. After the end of a painful marriage, she just wants to focus on her daughters. They need her now more than ever. Yet no matter how hard Bronte tries to stand on her own two feet, it’s hard to resist the handsome cowboy who keeps coming to her aid.

Soon secrets from the past threaten everything dear to them. Only through embracing their undeniable connection can Jace and Bronte build a future together that no one can tear apart...



Truthwitch - Susan Dennard
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.



Infinity Rises - S. Harrison
Finn Blackstone is in trouble. A mission to find out the truth about her mysteriously absent father has morphed into a perilous game of cat and mouse. Now Finn and her friends must navigate a terrifying futuristic landscape filled with machines intent on the group’s annihilation.

As Finn struggles against external forces, she faces an imminent threat as she grapples with her alter ego, Infinity. By accessing her memories, Finn catches a glimpse of Infinity’s capabilities and feels a growing sense of horror at her past. But the more Finn and Infinity interact, the more the game shifts under their feet. In a world where it’s hard to tell your friends from your enemies, Finn’s past rears its ugly head to trip her up in unthinkable ways.

Finn must summon every ounce of strength she has to overpower her adversaries in a bone-rattling roller-coaster ride hurtling her toward an unknown future.



The Good, The Bad And The Vampire - Sara Humphreys
Beloved author Sara Humphreys' acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires...

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he's still a Texas good ol' boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux-the most badass punk rock chick in town-the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body...
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake-the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it'll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota's courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry's not dead after all.



What You Need - Lorelei James
New York Times bestseller Lorelei James introduces a new family for readers to fall in love with in the Need You series. The Lund name is synonymous with wealth and power in Minneapolis-St. Paul. But the four Lund siblings will each discover true love takes a course of its own…

As the CFO of Lund Industries, Brady Lund is the poster child for responsibility. But eighty hour work weeks leave him little time for a life outside his corner office. His brothers stage an intervention and drag him to a seedy night club...where he sees her, the buttoned up blonde from the secretarial pool who's starred in his fantasies for months.

Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past—which she carefully conceals beneath her conservative clothes. She knows flirting with her sexy, but aloof boss during working hours is a bad idea. So when Brady shows up at her favorite dive bar, sans his usual snappy suit, and catches her cutting loose, she throws caution aside and dares him to do the same.

After sparks fly, Brady finds keeping his hands off Lennox during office hours is harder than expected. While she makes him feel alive for the first time in years, a part of him wonders if she’s just using him to get ahead. And Lennox must figure out if Brady wants her for the accomplished woman she is—or the bad girl she was.



Hostile Desires - Melissa Schroeder
As a cold case heats up, two former adversaries discover there is a thin line between love and hate.

TASK FORCE HAWAII, BOOK TWO

Seven years ago, Dr. Elle Middleton’s world crashed and burned. She has rebuilt her life and found comfort in her work as the medical examiner for TFH. When a new case leads to a cold case, she is beyond excited for the challenge, until she finds out the one man she wants to avoid is her partner on the case.

Graeme McGregor isn’t any happier with the assignment. The doctor gets under his skin in more ways than one. He’s avoided his attraction by keeping his distance from her, but working with her has made it impossible to resist taking a little taste.

One kiss leads to another…then to a full blown affair. But even as they draw closer to each other, secrets from that long ago murder rise to the surface. The killer’s determination to stay free leads to a dangerous confrontation that puts both of their lives in peril and could leave TFH in shambles.