Friday, November 29, 2013

Release Day Review: Protected by Two Jaguars (Alpha Legends 2) by Tara Rose

Secrecy leads to Heartache

4 out of 5 Stars

This heroine really touched my heart with her bravery. I felt bad for Abby, so much secrecy and her being unable to share her burden. The heroine's dad and uncle got what they deserved. I'm glad she was able to get him to confess although it was really sad to hear about all the murders they had done.
I think this series gets better the more you read. I really enjoyed the characters in this book.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Release Day Review: Under Her Spell (Liberation Manor 1) by Honor James

1st book in a new series

4 out of 5 Stars

I love the concept and it really broke my heart that after all that, she still got screwed. The twist at the end made me so angry at the council. Seriously, that was just mean. Christian needs his backside kicked, he was a jerk about the whole thing. Markus should also get his behind kicked by his co-mate for being an idiot for so long, almost the entire year. The timeline felt a little rushed; it also ends a little abruptly. I expect to see her HEA as part of Christian's story. I was glad that almost all the pairs get a guaranteed happy ending, definitely looking forward to their journeys.  

Would you recommend this book? Yes, the concept it interesting and I can't wait until I read more about the other guys and who they get paired with. I hope Christian gets someone who smacks the crap out of him first.  


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Frisk (Terran Times) by Viola Grace

Interesting Characters

5 out of 5 Stars

What did you like?
I love her use of words, "source of all snacks" for the kitchen. I really enjoyed the idea of choosing a "retirement" shape. There was nice flow to the storyline, with a smooth introduction to the next book. 

What did you not like?
I would have liked a little more details about the characters, such as descriptions. It would have also been nice to see the heroine in action at her new job.

Would you recommend this book?
This is a great read, definitely interested in the series.

Monday, November 25, 2013

What Happens After Dark (DeKnight 2) by Jasmine Haynes

I was given this book.

Difficult Read

3 out of 5 Stars

This was a difficult read. The heroine suffers through childhood molestation. The story takes place when she is an adult but her backstory is preventing her from truly being able to connect and have a real relationship. Her mother exacerbates the problem with her bipolar personality and pretend ignorance. The hero was from a broken marriage where he was a great father but a bad husband. This time around he tries to help his girlfriend but his past makes it difficult to be what the heroine needs. There is a lot of anger and lies in their relationship. Though they try to be in a Dom/Sub relationship, she keeps topping from the bottom and doesn't really trust him. By the time the heroine learns to deal with her past, it's almost too late for their relationship. 

Would you recommend this book?
Though a difficult read, this book would be a good addition to your TBR list.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Release Day Review: Denying the Bad Boy (Tattooed & Pierced 2) by Jenika Snow


5 out of 5 Stars

What did you like?
Alex was a jerk. Plain and simple. I'm glad that he beat the crap out of her ex, he deserved it. It's a happy ending all around and I'm hoping that the guys from the gym are next in the series. Mary is a strong woman and I really enjoyed her putting Alex in his place, again and again. 

What did you not like?
Despite enjoying the story, the relationship between Alex and Mary felt a little rushed.

Would you recommend this book?
Absolutely, can't wait for the next book.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Release Day Review: His Unexpected Lover (Thorpe Brothers 2) by Elizabeth Lennox

Reunited Lovers

5 out of 5 Stars

What did you like?
I really like this series. The brothers have such a great relationship between them. The heroines are a great support group for each other. This is the second book in the series and I can't wait for the next book. The hero and heroine were seperated for six years which is hard on their hearts. I will say that I am glad that they were because they owed it to themselves to pursue their dreams and grow into their own. Now that the heroine was able to prove herself she is ready, wherea before she wouldn't have been. I love the way they argue, it's hilarious. The alpha attitude is especially cute when thwarted.

What did you not like?
There was some grammar and spelling errors, not enough to detract from the story, but they were noticed.

Would you recommend this book? Absolutely, while you can read this book as a standalone, the characters are very interconnected and the series would be better enjoyed together.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Something About Witches (Arcane Shot 1) by Joey W. Hill

A Mother's Love

3 out of 5 Stars
I won this book from a Goodreads contest.

1. What do you like?
I really liked the heroine. Even if what the heroine did was wrong, it was a beautiful and powerful expression of a Mother's love.

2. What do you not like?
I didn't like the hero until about the last few chapters of the story. There was too much use of sex to end the argument. The story was not really interesting until about the middle of the story.

3. Recommend to a friend? No, I ended up reading the story in fits and starts. It didn't really keep my attention.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Full Moon Feral (Moon Compound 2) by Jackie Nacht

Sad and Intense

5 out of 5 Stars

What did you like?
The omega had good instincts and saved many because of his reverse logic. The feral was protective and drawn to his mate despite his condition. The mating bond saved them.

What did you not like?
The omega and feral are unable to be together on the full moon. Despite making progress and initially saving the ferals, they still suffer that one night a month. Also because they are mates, their blood exchange adversely affected the omega. 

Would you recommend this book?
It was a great read. I fell in love with the characters and am planning on looking for more books in the series.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lure of the Blood (Lure Series 1) by Doris O'Connor

Congratulations to Doris O'Connor! Today is the 2 year anniversary of the publication of this book! Hip, hip hooray! Have a great day! Now on to the review.

A Jerk, a Jackass and a Stripper

5 out of 5 Stars

I won this book in a giveaway.

What did you like?
It was nice that the heroine learned about her parents, even though the circumstances were sad. Glad she gained some family even if he was archaic in his attitude towards her. The love triangle was a good way to ratchet up tension but I am glad it worked itself out.

What did you not like?
The rules of the Elders suck big-time. I was also a little annoyed by the hero, for His behavior for most of the book. The vampire went too far with his passion for the heroine. There were a lot of secrets and that caused a lot of drama and agitation, making me want to slap the characters.

Would you recommend this book? Absolutely, it was a great read.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Release Day Review: Mating Ritual by Tory Richards

Bigfoot People

5 out of 5 Stars

What did you like?
Interesting concept. I have never read a story about Bigfoot people. Kidnapping his bride is such a classic. Everything tied up neatly, I love when there are no loose ends.

Would you recommend this book? Absolutely. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wild Child by Molly O'Keefe

It's Complicated

4 out of 5 Stars

I won this book in a giveaway.

I put this book down at about 60% and came back to it about 3 days later. At the time I put it down I was frustrated and angry at the main and secondary characters. After I finished, I was only mad at Dean. He got what he deserved though. *grin* There was a lot of side plots and they were fairly complicated but I don't feel they detracted from the storyline. 

Would you recommend this book?
This was a good read for relaxing. Sorta like reading a reality tv show.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Release Day Review: A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden

A Paranormal Christmas Carol

5 out of 5 Stars

What did you like?
It was a good weaving of the paranormal aspects into such a classic story. The guides were interesting especially the idea that they were picked because they owed him a debt. Such a sad romance, perfect for the Christmas Carol backdrop.

Would you recommend this book?
Yes, it's a great read for the holidays and I hope she is planning on turning it into a series.


Veteran's Day

To All Our Veterans.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fire of the Wolf (The Gray Pack 1) by Lori King

Impressive Heroine

5 out of 5 Stars

I received this book in a giveaway.

What did you like?
I was amazed by the heroine's guts and self-awareness. As much as I like alpha shifter heroes, I find it hard to believe that their mates are immediately okay with all the change and upheaval to their lives. This heroine did what I thought was a ballsy move. She admitted that it wasn't enough and walked away. While the HEA did happen, her being real and saying that it was too overwhelming, especially with her past, was perfect.

Would you recommend this book? Definitely a great start to a new series. The rest of the series just got bumped up on my TBR list.


Matt's 28th Birthday

Happy birthday, Baby!

Hubby with the daughter
when she was a baby.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Release Day Review: The Fighter's Girl (Fighters of Absinthe 1) by Jenika Snow


5 out of 5 Stars

The hero was sexy and aggressive but with a soft side. The heroine got to show off her self-defense moves and kick some douche in the gonads. The sexy time scenes were hot, hot, hot. There was good interactions with the secondary characters. Can't wait for the next book.

Would you recommend this book? Absolutely


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Roped for Pleasure (Pleasure Series 5) by Lacey Thorn

Longtime Crush turns into Love

4 out of 5 Stars

I received this book from a giveaway.

What did you like?
I approve of the heroine's bloodthirsty attitude towards the previous villain. Good foreshadowing to the next villain. The villain was very unexpected, good surprise factor. Replacement therapy scene for the heroine was sexy and empowering.

What did you not like?
I've come to expect a certain level of suspense in this series and this story just didn't meet that expectation. The story felt short, a bit rushed sexually. For being cops, there is a lot of disregard for law enforcement protocols.

Would you recommend this book?
This is a good read. Would recommend reading this series in order, at least River, Tara & Kat's stories.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Book Review: Mistborn

4 out of 5 stars

What do you like?
I enjoyed how the author set up the surrounding area and felt like I was immersed in this land of ash and grey. The character development left a little to be expected. Each character had their role and didn't deviate too much from that role. There were a few surprises in the book that did pull me in and want to know more about but at times I found it easy to set the book down and come back to it a few days later. The book offers a certain type of mysticism (Alomancy) and how the underlying message of religion and how one is started and ended.

What do you not like?
I still like to know the inner workings of how things are. You ingest a metal and you gain a certain power. I found myself how this was accomplished in the body. The character, Sazed, even questioned how this was possible, but no answer was given. I took it for truth considering the lack of medical science. I also found the lacking of politics to be a downer. I wouldn't mind knowing how the city functioned, even if it was going to be brought down in the upcoming months. The second book hints at politics of a new government and of course, action.

Recommend it to a friend?
Someone interesting in the Fantasy/Fiction genre, I would definitely recommend Mistborn. I merely picked this book up on Author recognition alone. He had helped co-author one of favorite series and wanted to see what just his works would be like. I was not disappointed. So much so, I did not hesitate to get the second book in the series.

Syoko Alchymes

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn

Race/Clan: Mi'qote/Seekers of the Sun
Nameday: 11th Sun of the 3rd Astral Moon
Guardian: Llymlaen, the Navigator

Friday, November 1, 2013

Release Day Review: Keeping Kylen (Moon Pack 11) by Amber Kell

Read as a Standalone

5 out of 5 Stars

Note: I have only read book 1 from the Moon Pack series.

What did you like?
Adorable. Sammy is just adorable. I love his view of the world. I'm glad the fae are getting their stuff together. Hopefully this will make things easier for the couple and maybe the dragons might even find some mates in the pack. It's hard to do the right thing especially when it comes back and bites you. Glad that everything worked out.

What did you not like?
It was a little hard to keep up with the references since I didn't read the entire series.

Would you recommend this book?
If you have read the series, definitely. If you have not, I would recommend reading this series in order.


Josh's 2nd Birthday

Wishing my little man a Happy 2nd Birthday. Love you, baby.