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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Feasted On: The Midnight Trilogy, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 337 KB | Release Date: April 2008 | Publisher: Kensington Brava Books

"Hotter After Midnight" [The Midnight Trilogy, Book 1] by Cynthia Eden

My Book Summary : Colin is a detective, but also shifter who grew up in foster care making it so he doesn't know much about the Other world, and even less about his kind. Emily isn't your 'typical therapist' she is what other people like to call the "Monster Doctor," meaning her clients are mostly (if not all) part of the Other world (shifters, vampires, etc), but she screens them first so she only takes those she believes are "nice." In addition, even though Emily is a human, she is also an empath, making her able to read the minds of all of those in the Other world and pinpoint what they are before they tell her.

Recently, Colin has gotten a case that deals with a series of killings happening in the area, and the main suspect happens to be a shifter. Colin's chief brings on Emily help the case, since her ability would really help them find the killer faster, hopefully.

However, Colin has always kept those around him in the blind about what he is, he gets very edgy about having the good doc get to close to him. Emily has a few secrets of her own she would like to keep hidden. But when some of the killings hit closer to home some things from her past just won't stay buried, and she turns to Colin bringing them closer then they could have dreamed. But can to people fall in love, overcome their differences, and hunt the bad guy before the bad guy has a chance to rip them apart forever?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! I think this one might just be my favorite Cynthia Eden book that I've read of hers thus far!! The characters were fresh, the book was inviting --drawing me in so much so that I didn't want to put it down-- and it keeps you guessing about who the killer might me the whole way through!! It's a sexy and thrilling read that will instantly make you addicted to this series!

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Eternal Hunter | Immortal Danger

Book Teaser(s) :
"Brooks is the one who handles the reporters." He jerked his thumb toward his partner who was just now leaving the staging area. "He's got the pretty-boy face that always looks good on camera."
Well, she thought Colin would look pretty good on camera too. Emily tensed. Damn. They really needed to talk, to clear the air.
But now was hardly the time and---
"Dr. Drake!"
Emily turned at Darla's call. Found the woman making a beeline straight for her. Jake tagged along in her wake.
Darla paused two feet away from her. A smug smile curved her lips. "I've got a few questions for you."
Colin stepped forward. "She's done talking about the case."
"Umm, well, it's not about the case. Not really."
At her Cheshire cat look, Emily got a very, very bad feeling in her gut. "What do you want to know?" ~ within Chapter 9

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Cynthia, then please check out her website.



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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Feasted On: The Iron Fey Series, Book 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 369 KB | Release Date: July 2010 | Publisher: Harlequin Teen

"The Iron Daughter" [The Iron Fey Series, Book 2] by Julie Kagawa

My Book Summary : Meghan is at it again ... now after traveling from her home to the Winter Court (in "Winter's Passage") with Prince Ash, he seems to be no where in site leaving her to fend for herself amongst a court where everyone hates her (it seems). Including Ash himself, as she finds out while she is fending off an attack from his older brother, Rowan, Ash states that he wants nothing to do with her. With despair around her heart, she awaits for the exchange of the Scepter of the Seasons from the Seelie Court to the Unseelie Court. Once the exchange comes she finds herself in a whole lot of trouble, with the Iron fey sneaking into the Winter Court to steal in Scepter right from under their noses. However, since she was there when the thievery took place Queen Mab believes she had something to do with it and plans to go to war with the Summer Court because of it.

After this announcement from Queen Mab, Ash seems to do a 180° and tries to help Meghan escape from the Winter Court, which consequently makes him a traitor to his people. So, now they're both on the run in search of the Scepter of Seasons to get it back from the Iron fey and to return it to Queen Mab.

However, whom will help them? Will they get it in time before the war starts and the Iron fey can do more harm to Nevernever? Will Ash's feelings for Meghan return?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! ♥ Okay ... it had a slow start but I really enjoyed it in the end. All-in-all Ash threw me for a loop with everything he did in this book. And with all the new things happening to Meghan I cannot wait to see what will happen in book 3!!! Poor Puck -- that guy seems to always get the short end of the stick. =0( BTW -- I love Ethan he's soo sweet!

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Novella 1

Book Teaser(s) :
"We can't worry about that now." I shook off his hand. "The scepter is more important. Besides, that's what I have you for." I smiled at him, and turned to Ironhorse. "All right, Ironhorse. We have a deal. Take us to the scepter."
"Finally." Grimalkin stood and stretched, bottlebrush tail curling over his back. "You make decisions as slowly as you answer Summonings, human. I do hope this will not become a habit."
"Wait. You're coming, too? Why?"
"I am bored." Grimalkin waved his tail languidly. "And you are always entertaining...except when I am waiting for you to arrive, of course. Besides, the lieutenant and I have business, as well." ~ within Chapter 10

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Idolizing In: The Vanguards Series, Book 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 238 KB | Release Date: June 2010 | Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.

"The Alpha" [The Vanguards Series, Book 2] by Annie Nicholas

My Book Summary : Two years ago Spice took off on her own and headed into Las Vegas, leaving her sister behind in Chicago. Now she's back with only the clothes on her back, and finding that the people she thought she knew have changed, but mostly in good ways.

Eric is excited to have Spice back, especially now that his has grown out of his nerdy-boy-next-door phase and sees the heat in her eyes when she looks at him. He has loved and wanted her for so long. But things have changed for Eric, since Spice left he has been turned into a werewolf and is now he is his pack's Alpha. Also, his pack really wants him to have a mate and the ladies are challenging each other for that honor whether he likes it or not. So, unless he finds a way that he can have Spice for a mate, even though she's human, then his pack my force him to have a mate who he doesn't want.

Will they find a way to be together forever? Or will they have to agree with just having an affair on the side?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!! I didn't read the first book in this series but you really don't need to. Spice and Eric make such a cute couple!! I feel in love with this book just because of them, and I recommend this book for anyone who wants to read a quick love story! ♥

Book Teaser(s) :
He never told her his secret. Guilt threaded itself around his heart. First thing tomorrow, he'd confess. She did say nothing would drive her away from him. God, he hoped she really meant those words.
He pulled her closer and buried his nose in her hair.
The scent soothed him and his beast. She smelled like his. No other way to describe it. So much for keeping his beast under wraps, it liked Spice as much as he did. For once, they agreed on something. ~ within Chapter 5

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

What was I thinking?: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Format: Hardcover | Pages: 389 | Release Date: October 2003 | Publisher: Berkley

"Sunshine" by Robin McKinley

What was I thinking? : That I liked the review I read on the The Compulsive Reader about this book, and I hoped I would like it too.

My Book Summary : This book is a futuristic fantasy where money is now called "blinks", sorcerers/were-"Animals"/Vampires and more are real, and the government has a society called the Special Others Force (SOF) who keep everyone with a special ability or those who are partbloods (part demon, part human, part sorcerer, etc) registered and controlled --- while on the path to kill every known vampire they come across. But life is not as good as it all seems .... which is what Sunshine (aka Rae) is starting to figure out. She has grown up being "her mother's daughter" which means being as normal as she can be ... she was an average teenager growing up and now she works at the family restaurant as the head pastry chef, known best for her cinnamon buns -- which are supposedly bigger then the size of your head.

One night after work and instead of attending her family's Monday movie night (as celebration of surviving another week), she drives up to her family's old lake house to get away for a bit and enjoy the piece and quiet. What she didn't expect was to be ambushed by a gang of vampires, dragged to a mansion on the other side of the lake, and chained to the wall of the ballroom waiting for her death to come. However, she realizes shortly after that she isn't alone, Constantine (aka Con), a vampire too, is a prisoner as well and she is there so tempt him into killing her. As her luck would have it Con doesn't want to "let his enemy win" by killing her, so she makes it through the night, but when morning comes it is her who has to help him make it through the day....

My Book Review : 1.5 out of 5 stars. Okay ... I LOVED the plot, the main characters, and the world that the author created!! All very good and just for that I would recommend it for all to read too! However, the reason I have given this book such a low score was because the narrator (Sunshine) rambled like there was no tomorrow! I could have screamed sometimes with how it went from the present situation she would be in, then the next minute she would be talking about things that really had nothing to do with what was going on at the time, and some didn't even make since with the plot. In truth I'm surprised I even finished the book, especially since I liked the book (for the most part) when I was reading it, but as soon as I put it down I had to convince myself to pick it back up again .... since I did want to find out how the book would turn out and end. Also, even though I liked the ending, there was too many loose strings so it felt a little incomplete. *shrug* But that may be just me.

Book Teaser(s) :
"I have learned what will work, if anything will."
"And what if it doesn't work?"
"Then both of us end our existence tonight," he said in that impassive we're-chained-to-the-wall-and-the-bad-guys-are-coming voice I remembered to well.
Oh gee. Don't pull your punches like that. I can take the truth, really I can. I said something like, "Unnngh."
"I believe it will work."
"I'm delighted to hear it." ~ within Part Two

For more information on this book, and/or any other books by Robin, then please check out her website.



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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Idolizing In: Leopard Series, Book 3

Format: Paperback | Pages: 443 | Release Date: April 2009 | Publisher: Jove

"Burning Wild" [Leopard Series, Book 3] by Christine Feehan

My Book Summary : Jake's parents abused him throughout his childhood. They created him so he could have what they were missing, which was the ability to shapeshift into a leopard. They really never loved him at all. Once he was born, he made sure that they never really knew that their experiment worked, so as soon as he was old enough he left not allowing his parents to be able to use him.

Years later Jake has made a name for himself, is a multimillionaire (or possibly in the billions now), and he has been fighting corporate and strategy battles against his family ever since he left always staying one step ahead of them, as they have yet to give up whatever control on him they can find but lately it's not much or barely anything at all. However, they had sent a women to seduce him, even though he knew that she came from them, he slept with her and now she's pregnant with his child. His parents plan was that now this girl was pregnant it would force Jake to marry the girl, but he was having none of that. In addition, he might not love the child but he would never let his parents have his child either. So, he plans on taking the girl until the baby is born, especially since the girl is already not taking care of herself for the baby's sake. But that is easier said then done, when your in a car chase after the girl and her drunk boyfriend swerving down the highway. The girl and the boyfriend get into a head-on collision with another car and Jake steps into action ... finding that the boyfriend is dead, paramedics trying to save the girl and her baby ... Jake pulls out a woman from the other car, and is immediately drawn to her.

At the hospital he finds that his son has survived, the girl has died, and he already starts making plans to find out more about the woman he saved from the car, wanting to bring her into his life. But Jake doesn't trust anyone, doesn't plan or want to love anyone, so he plans on making her fall in love with his son and once he finds she has no family plans on taking her home with him.

Emma, the woman from the other car, is totally lost. She was planning on telling her husband that she was pregnant that day when the car crash happened, but now he's dead and she's all alone. Thankfully the doctors informed her that the baby is fine, but what will she do? So, when Jake steps in, she lets him take over since she really doesn't have anyone. After a couple of weeks in the hospital, she agrees to move into Jake's house to be his housekeeper and take care of Jake's son.

Two more years pass and Emma has made Jake's house a home, his son and her daughter call them both Mommy & Daddy, even though Emma & Jake are just friends. But the attraction between them has grown. Now has come the time for them to find out if their friendship can move into a relationship both want but are scared to commit too.

Then there are Jake's parents still after him and everything he has (including his son & Emma's daughter) and they will stop at nothing to get their way. Will Jake be able to keep a hold of his burrowing feelings for Emma and his children away for long? Will they be able to have a relationship, when Jake is the type to control everything? Will Jake be able to protect Emma and his kids from those people who would love to use them against him?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!! Very well written!! I was addicted from the beginning and I couldn't put it down! I loved how Jake's childhood was written in a way that you got to see flashes of him growing up, from birth to him being thirty, so you could understand why he doesn't trust anyone or why he believes himself to be so cruel. And Emma is a mystery all on her own, you believe she is one thing and then suddenly her whole back story comes out from no where! LOVED it I did! =0)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Dark Melody | Dark Legend

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Book Teaser(s) :
"If she's a slut, what does that make you?" Emma demanded, almost spitting mad. "She isn't the only woman you have falling all over herself to have sex with you."
Her eyes were beautiful, almost glowing, like two dazzling emerald jewels. He wouldn't have been surprised if sparks flew at him at any moment. "The difference is, Linda would sell her soul to the highest bidder and uses sex to try to get what she wants."
"And you don't?"
"Not yet. But believe me, honey, that's going to happen soon. Now tell me what the hell went on and how the children got involved."
"Go to hell." Her temper rose to meet his. ~ within Chapter 9

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Christine, then please check out her website.



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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 2010 - Contest Winner!

I'm soo happy!! I just found out that I'm a winner in one of Gena Showalter's latest contests!!! To find out more about "The Bodyguard", click here. YAY!!!! As quoted "you'll be entered to win a signed ARC of Unraveled" and I can't WAIT to see where Aden's story goes in this book! =0) To find out more about "Unraveled", click here.

My Previous Review(s) for Gena Showalter : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Made the Grade: St. John Brothers / Talisman Ring Series, Book 3

Format: Paperback | Pages: 375 | Release Date: December 2003 | Publisher: Avon Books

"How to Treat a Lady" [St. John Brothers / Talisman Ring Series, Book 3] by Karen Hawkins

My Book Summary : [See below for a quote on the talisman ring.]

Chase St. John has hit some troubles, and ever since a man, named Harry, whom he assumed was his friend has been holding the knowledge of Chase's wrong doing over Chase's head for the past month or more in effort to get money out him in trade he won't confess to others what he witnessed. But Chase has had enough and decides that the only way he can keep from ruining the St. John name is by leaving England permanently (London especially). So, he tells Harry this and leaves, with only a bag of his clothes, money, a few other things, and his mothers talisman ring (his mother's most prized possession). Of course Chase is very depressed by the idea of never seeing his family again, so along the way to the ship for his departure he picks up some brandy and gets drunk. On the way though two thieves think of him as an easy mark (which he is as he's drunk), knock him off of his horse and start ruffling through his things, leaving him left for dead or at least close to it.

Harriett has some troubles of her own, her father took out a loan from the bank, then suddenly past away not long after, since then her family and her have been trying to make ends meat by either plowing fields for whatever then can tend or as of recently became sheep farmers. They only have one payment left but with Mr. Gower, the bank manager, at barking at their heels for the money every chance they get and only 2 weeks left to get the wool sheered and ready for the market, for them to have the money, they are doing everything they can to keep their family home. Even if that means making up a imaginative fiance for Harriet, that will be coming to their rescue with the money they need any day, named Captain John Frakenham.

Just when she thought her luck was getting worse she comes across Chase's horse all by himself, after rounding him up, she finds Chase not far away with a head injury and brings him home to help him. When Chase comes to he realizes that he is immediately charmed by Harriet, and decides not to tell her that he cannot remember whom he was, which makes her very suspicious. However, not long after he learns of their misfortunes and Harriet's mother tells Chase that she knows who he is, why he is Harriet's betrothed, Captain John Frakenham! At first Chase thinks this is crazy but then he goes along with the ploy and helps out the family to try and pass him off as the Captain when Mr. Gower or other locals stop by. But soon he finds he is more then playing a part, as he gets enlisted to help out with the sheep, which happens to be more work then he has ever done before.

As days pass things back in London are getting worse as Harry spreads more rumors about Chase, while at Harriet's house Chase finds that he likes the family and Harriet more with each passing day. But will he be able to leave without informing the family of his true identity? Can he keep his secrets in the past? Will him having the talisman ring make the magic come true? And will Harriet's family make it out of their debt?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. It was a very cute story. More tamed then I would have liked but it still kept my interest, wanting to see where this sweet romance between Chase and Harriet would lead.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Sleepless In Scotland

Book Teaser(s) :
They say the St. John talisman ring was made by the fairies and given to the handsomest man in all England, one Sir Gervase St. John. The fairies spelled that ring so that whoever held it should fall madly in love. ~ right before Chapter 1
"Something, perhaps. But for a captain to forget the name and location of his ship?"
She had a point. He touched the bandage. "But I hit my head. Very, very hard."
"Yes, but we cannot afford to raise his suspicions where the captain is concerned or he'll guess----" She clamped her mouth closed and glared at Chase as if he'd done something horrid.
Chase straightened. She'd almost said it ... almost. He closed in on her, wondering if perhaps he could get the truth out of her yet. "Gower will guess what?"
Her jaw tightened. "Nothing." ~ within Chapter 10

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