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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Review: Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunters (#25)
Published by: St. Martin's Press
September 2nd 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook

Rating: 5 Stars

     Like every Sherrilyn Kenyon's DH book this one was a great read. We have Cadegan, an immortal warrior who has been punished for something that someone else thought was something someone evil could only do or someone on the path to evil (hope you understood that, lol). He was left to fend for himself for centuries and then in comes rescue in the form of Jossette.

     Jossette is cousin to the crazy Devereaux family. She, like Amanda before her, didn't believed in all the things her family believes in. Then she was in another dimension and even when everything felt like a dream she got a very rude awakening to the reality of her world.

     Cadegan is one of the few entities, like the Malakai and Ash, who has the power to end the world or save it.

     Also the Thorn revelation was an OMG moment, both who his son is (which I didn't know he had) and who his daddy is. I mean can this series can get any more f'ed up? I hope so cause I'm loving it.

     This series gets more interesting book by book and I don't see myself getting bored by it any time soon. Yes, like everything, there are some things that I like more than others so there are some books I like more than others, but the stories are still good and I can't wait to see a complete immersion of the CoN and DH series.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Review: Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks

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by Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake (#13)
Published by: Avon
November 27th 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher

Rating: 5 Stars

     This story was one of the best on Mrs. Sparks repertoire of awesome books.

     Howard, as we who follow the Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks know, is a were-bear. We also got a glimpse of his nemesis Rhett at Wanted: Undead or Alive.

     What we don't know, but are made to understand in this book, is that Howard and his clan are cursed. This curse comes from a thousand years back, based on betrayal and deceive.

     But as many a young generation Howard doesn't believe in it and pushes it aside like a crazy fairy tale his grandfather loves to tell. But as he discovers, the same way them weres, vamps, angels, etc. are good tales for us mare mortals, so is his curse. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean is not there.

     I'll mention the cover of the book really quickly as it was a mystery to me why the guy was grey. Well it is as simple as before and after Howard shifts he is momentarily colorless. And let me tell you that is so cool!

     Okay, back to the story. Shanna accidentally (or maybe not so accidentally) finds out Howard's obsession with Elsa Bjornberg a TV star for a re-construction program (Can we say Property Brothers (HGTV show) but with the addition of a sexy 6' tall blond in shorts?) and decides to call on her to fix the new house where she will be living with her family near the Dragon Nest Academy.

     But what no body can guess is that Howard's obsession with Elsa goes farther then mare attraction. When secrets and destinies are revealed their new found and growing relationship will be put to the test and it might come to an end sooner than they might like. Or will it?

     I couldn't have asked for a better story for Howard. I literally have nothing to say about the book that doesn't reveal anything. It was that good (at least for me). Kerrelyn does it again and I can't wait to read the next one.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Review: Instinct by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Chronicles of Nick (#6)
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
March 31st 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fansaty, Paranormal
Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5 Stars

   I'm really not sure if I like this series more or DH. I seriously like Nick's sarcasm and that even when he's scared witless he deals with it as he's momma showed him to, with acceptance and pride.

     This series seriously keeps getting better and better and although if compared to the events of DH it will make no sense it is moving along nicely. Now that Nick found the Eye I hope he can get his life back on track and that Ambrose will be back to be himself. I mean that guy has some serious cojones, even when in the brink of going all Darth Vader and joining the dark forces he held on to sanity for a few more seconds to warn Nick of what he needed to do to save them all.

     Also I can pass up the mention of Cherise, poor thing doesn't know that she is the primary target to a whole bunch of WTF, no-way-no-how, you-can't-be-serious, that-$*!*'s-not-real, and I can't believe Mennie had anything to do with anything about Nick's birth. But as always Mrs. Kenyon keeps stacking up the crap in Nick's life and making us love every second of it! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Review: Vittorio's Woman by Kimberley Reeves

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Vittorio's Woman
by Kimberley Reeves
Series: Vittorio (#1)
Published by: Self-Published by Author
January 15th 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Rating: 4 Stars

     From the beginning of the book I was engaged by the characters. Lilly is very naive but not stupid, plus she's wealthy, not your typical i-need-a-man-who-can-help-me-come-out-of-my-debt's-and-who-will-spoil-me-and-make-me-his-trophy-wife heroine and Simon an alpha male who even if his pride is been bruised at least he knows that Lilly won't just walk out the door as soon as things get tough between them, I mean he's been rude to her and she's been able to see through him and still loves him.

     The only thing that I found against the book is that the author kind of spoiled the book's outcome in the middle of the story. We will be able to make our own conclusions, please don't spoil it, and if you're going to say something about what the MC's want or don't as the case might be, hint to something other that the actual ending.

     As for the rest, the book needs a little more editing, but I didn't put it against the story as the book was self-published and there wasn't that many errors throughout the book. Other that that it was a great captivating story and I am going to definitively be reading the next book.

Monday, April 6, 2015

ARC Review: The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes

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by Grace Burrowes
Published by: Casablanca
April 7th 2015
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher (Netgalley)

Rating: 5 Stars


     This book had me on edge from the first page. It was full of intrigue, anticipation, suspense and some action.

     It was intriguing; it was a different sort of story from the usual virgin sacrifice, where the Lady is arrange to the marriage by her father or family patron to help keep the family from going penniless or to ensure an alliance. It was anticipating and suspenseful because it left you wondering at Lady Thea's past and kept you guessing and changing your mind every other chapter and it had some guns and knives involved in there somewhere too.

     I fell in love with Noah and his willing to see the good in Thea even when he had his doubts about some of the things or her past even when I had the urge to hit him upside the head. As for Thea I think she turned out to be a great duchess, though she can do better, which I think she'll do with time and the love, acceptance and reassurance from her husband.

     I will most assuredly be reading more of Mrs. Burrowes' books and I would like to read a book about Thea's brother Tims and/or Noha's brother Harlan.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward

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by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood (#13)
Published by: NAL
March 31st 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5 Stars

     Not even 15% into the book and I was already fishing for the Kleenex! I can't put into words what a great, spectacular and awesome this book was. It was full of love, live, action and some VERY cry worthy scenes. This is my type of book.

     I was very surprised with the direction of this book and even if I would have liked another outcome I can not think of any single thing I would have changed of this story. Trez and iAm have gone though a lot and I can really see why the story couldn't have gone any other way. iAm has given his everything to Trez for years, he has been there for the ups and downs and put his live on hold so that Trez could stay free. Now even when it seems that the world is ending, when there is no more hope, it's Trez turn to return the favor so that iAm can live his life and be happy.

     With the side stories I am very intrigued as to what that convo between Anselm and his cousin was. What was his solution to the drug thing? What will he do now that his mayor buyer is no longer?

     I can wait either for Layla and Xcor story. I am so mad at him! Why did he have to go and be with that female just because Layla found out he had a soft spot? It doesn't mean he isn't strong and a fierce warrior. Men!! Stupid, stupid men.

     Also poor Rhage. This survivors guilt is driving him bananas and I can't wait for The Beast, the next BDB book to find out what more is waiting around the corner to mess with his life.

     Last I want to take this opportunity to say that what I like most of J.R. Ward books is that even when she finishes a book her MC's don't fall to the sideways and disappear. They might be out of the picture in any given book but they are always there waiting in the background for a tiny chance to make a smartass remark. Also the fact that even when they have found their one, they let us know that they are happy but like in RL not all is sunshine and roses and they can too have marital problems.