Favorite Quotes From Books I've Read

  • "You should take a pill." Roh laughed. "Something for acute-on-chronic self-righteousness."-Rho (Bleeder)
  • "So you want to see my Junque?" She wrapped the com over her ear and smiled. "I thought I already had."-Char (Space Junque)
  • "You wanna give her candy and caffeine while you're at it?" -Mallory (Some Girls Bite)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Renee Vincent


It wasn't long ago that I signed up to do reviews with the blog
Romancing the Book
It was through this new adventure that I was introduced the wonderful works from Renee Vincent.

Way back when (ok, so in the 90's) I found myself working for Books A Million and then Hastings. Having access to so many books, and yet I always seemed to find myself lost in the romance section . . . normally the historical romance.

Time for reading became less, the money for purchasing books became less, and reading sort of just fell to the side. Then last Christmas (2010) I was given the most awesome gift of all, the Nook.

Getting back into the game of reading, I found myself reading book after book . . . about Vampires and Werewolves.
Historical romances weren't even in the mix for me . . until Renee Vincent's book one of The Emerald Trilogy Raeliksen was placed in my hands.

It was a beautifully written story that impressed me greatly. Then I was asked if I would be interested in reading the second book.
Of course!
Mac Liam didn't disappoint either.
I was so ready for the final book and crossing my fingers I would get it for review. I did!
The Fall of Rain, totally blew me away.
It is hands down my all time favorite of this series.

So, Please . . if you enjoy historical romances please pick up this series, you won't regret it.

Below you will find cover pics (drool worthy) as well as links to the review that was written over at Romance the Book. Purchase links are also provided below.


Renee Vincent

The Emerald Trilogy


Raeliksen Review

Amazon/Barnes and Noble


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Severed by Megg Jensen

Severed
by
Megg Jensen

Reychel knows her gift of prophecy will lead to madness and now she is at her most vulnerable. The enemy army will attempt to sever her from everything she's ever known: her homeland, her friends, Mark, and her gift. Even at her weakest, she refuses to give up on her desire to end the war between the Malborn and the Serenians. Reychel would do anything, even come back from the dead, to conquer the enemy and reunite with Mark.
~ BN.com

To say that I am at a loss for words would be a complete understatement. It honestly amazes me that this series almost got away from me. Now it has come to an end, and although I'm a little bit sad for this fact . . the end was done in such a way that I can't help but to smile.

Severed comes out of the gate running for the finish line. Taking you right back to lands far away. Where knowing who you can trust and who you can't isn't as clear as black and white. Severed is packed with suspense, fighting wars, emotional scenes and even a drama princess.

It's now or never for Reychel. All this fighting has to end and she plans to see it through. Even if it means she gives up her very own life for all those she cares most about. Most definitely a book series to be shared.

Now on a personal note: Thank you to Megg Jensen. For taking the time to write wonderful stories for all to enjoy and for taking the time that you do to talk with your "minions". I know for me it means more than I could ever express with just a few words, I'm sure others feel the very same way.

Purchase Links:
Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

As I sit back and look over the last year, it comes to my attention that I have read some really awesome books. To top off reading them I have also met some amazing authors, some I am excited to be able to call friend. So I thought I would take a moment to list some of my favorite books from this past year.

Take a moment to scroll through the list, you never know what you might find! Links provided for Author websites, reviews, and purchase.

Enjoy!
(I did)

Natasha Deen
What Happens in Vegas ~ True Grime
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

L.K. Rigel
Space Junque ~ Spiderwork ~ Bleeder
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Megg Jensen
Anathema ~ Oubliette ~ Sleepers
There's Orion...and other shorts of love, laughter, and loss...
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords


G.P. Ching
Soulkeepers ~ Weaving Destiny
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Belinda Boring
Without Mercy ~ Cherished
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Liz Borino
Expectations ~ What Money Can't Buy
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Liz Shulte
Dark Corners
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Tonya Kappes
Carpe Bead'em ~ The Ladybug Jinx ~ Madness Under the Mistletoe
Happy New Life ~ Splitsville.com
Something Spooky This Way Comes
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Eve Langlais
Defying Pack Law ~ Hybrid Misfit ~ Dating Cupid
Last Minion Standing ~ His Teddy Bear ~ Delicate Freakin' Flower
Geek Job ~ Once Bitten, Forever Burned
Scared of Spiders ~ Broom Stick Breakdown ~ Lucifer's Daughter ~ Toxic
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

H.P. Mallory
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble ~ Toil and Trouble
Kiss Me, Kill Me
To Kill A Warlock ~ A Tale of Two Goblins
Great Hexpectations
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Stacey Kennedy
Kissed From Beyond ~ Whatnots and Doodads ~ Forever Bound
Bless the Beauty ~ An Everlasting Bite ~ A Warrior's Witch
The Willow ~ The Wicked ~ First and Last ~ The Devil's Kiss
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Keri Ford
In The Hay ~ Through The Wall
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Kallypso Masters
Masters at Arms ~ Nobody's Angel
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Wenona Hulsey
Awakening ~ Burden of Blood
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Joel M. Andre
Cry of the Fallen
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Suzanne Young
A Need So Beautiful
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Amy Plum
Die For Me
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Morgan Rice
Turned ~ Loved ~ Betrayed ~ Destined
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Amber Scott
Fierce Dawn ~ Love Lust
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Louisa Bacio
The Vampire, the Witch and the Werewolf
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Tracey Cooper Posey
Blood Knot ~ Fatal Wild Child
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

K.A. Tucker
Anathema
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Chloe Neill
Some Girls Bite ~ Friday Night Bites ~ Twice Bitten
Hard Bitten ~ Drink Deep
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Cherise Sinclair
Club Shadowlands ~ Dark Citadel ~ Breaking Free
Lean On Me ~ Make Me, Sir
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Lacey Weatherford

The Trouble With Spells
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Olivia Cunning
Backstage Pass ~ Rock Hard
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Larissa Ione
Passion Unleashed ~ Ecstasy Unveiled ~ Sin Undone
Eternity Embraced ~ Eternal Rider
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Lia Fairchild
In Search of Lucy
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Jeaniene Frost
Half Way to the Grave ~ One Foot in the Grave
At Graves End ~ Destined for an Early Grave
This Side of the Grave
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Karen Marie Moning
Darkfever ~ Bloodfever ~ Faefever
Dreamfever ~ Shadowfever
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Valerie Maarten
Second Chances
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games ~ Catching Fire ~ Mockingjay
Amazon/Barnes and Noble






Friday, November 4, 2011

Madness Under The Mistletoe

Madness Under The Mistletoe
by
Tonya Kappes
D.D. Scott
Talli Roland
Lee Lopez

Welcome to Madness Under The Mistletoe. Amazon best-selling authors D.D Scott, Talli Roland, Tonya Kappes, and debut author Lee Lopez are bringing you a holiday treat with four short stories in one Christmas Anthology. Each one is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit and have you reaching out for your very own sprig of mistletoe.

A Superstitious Christmas
By Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes
Maggie Greenlee can’t wait for the Greenlee traditions to start, especially the annual ornament exchange.
Only things don’t go as planned once Maggie announces to the Greenlee clan that she’s engaged to Grady Cohen, one of the wealthiest bachelors in New York City.
There are two problems. One, Hazel Greenlee, Maggie’s granny and Grandberry Falls’ local matchmaker, has already determined that Maggie is going to marry Mayor Mitch Dozier. And two, Grady thinks the superstitious beliefs that have ruled Maggie’s life, are child like.
With Grady deliberately breaking every superstitious tradition, and Granny Hazel pushing Maggie in the arms of Mitch Dozier, Maggie isn’t sure she’s going to survive Christmas in Grandberry Falls.


Hullabaloo and Holly Too
By Bestselling Author D.D. Scott
Think Will and Kate gone Bond, James Bond in the Grinch’s Who-ville. It’s a for-real Dr. Seuss Who-ville, but one with a cast of characters very Christmas with the Fockers and 007 too. And I know what you’re thinkin’...Extra egg-nog, please. And cheers to that...cause y’all are gonna need it.

It’s all about the Magic
By Lee Lopez
McKenna McKenna is a stripper with two last names looking for a new life away from the pole. When she mysteriously gets a job offer she can’t refuse as the assistant to the lady in red, Mrs. Claus. Madness ensues as she deals with moody elves, Rudolph, Jack Frost, snowstorms and a wounded warrior designing a new sleigh. McKenna discovers there really is a Santa, and family is not what you’re born with, but what you make.

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts
By Bestselling Author Talli Roland
Chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job at London’s quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinks she’s got it made. Sure, it’s a little depressing dealing with relics of failed relationships each day, but Rose is determined not to let it break her ‘love conquers all’ spirit. After discovering the museum’s handsome curator is nursing a broken heart of his own, Rose steps in to fix it. Can Rose heal the rift in time for the holidays, or will this Christmas crush her fantasies forever?
~ Goodreads

Anthologies.
More often than not, there seems to be a story or two that just don't "click". You jump into the book all excited because your favorite author plays a role in the line up, and when it's all said and done . . sometimes you feel so let down.

There is no let down with this group of stories. In fact, this was the absolute best group of short stories I have ever read.

Story 1: A Superstitious Christmas by Tonya Kappes

If you haven't read The Ladybug Jinx or Happy New Life, please do so! A Superstitious Christmas is a prequel to the next Grandberry Falls book. It offers us a glimpse into what is to come for the folks of Grandberry Falls. With the focus being on that of Mitch and Maggie.

There was a part where my heart just stopped when I was reading. It was this very statement that seriously gave my heart an irregular beat: "This is going to have to be the last Christmas Eve we meet."

Story 2: Hullabaloo and Holly Too by D.D. Scott

This one had me laughing out loud! Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about.

As chapter one is ended, we are given this statement: Think of my world as a for-real Dr. Seuss Whoville, but one with the cast of characters makin' it feel very Christmas with the Fockers . . . all year long. After that how could you not be sucked into the story?!?!

This story is a HOOT! Where else can you hear: And just like that, my belief in life feeling oh-so-right took a reindeer-sized cabbage crap on my me and my prince. There is so much fun in this story, and a dash of romance to top it off!

Story 3: Miracle At The Museum Of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland

I unglued myself from Willy Man (really, if you did feel the urge to shove your groin against someone, at least have the decency to ensure it was a respectable size) . . .

Where do you go after that?!?! Well, you fall into a story that is very well written. That also gives one hope that even with all the broken hearts out in the world, it's a beautiful thing when two halves come together and make a whole.

Story 4: It's All About The Magic by Lee Lopez

This was a super cute, super fun read. If you aren't a believer of magic and pixie dust, there is no way to still remain a nonbeliever after reading this story.

"Uh, excuse me. I don't believe we've been introduced." In surprise, I swung around to come fact to face with a large reindeer. . . .

How can you not be excited to dive into a story that has a talking reindeer!



So, on a 5 Star scale I seriously give this book a 6. It was totally amazing! There is just no way for it to disappoint. Grab yourself a copy, a nice mug of hot coco, and your fuzzy comfy blanket. Get ready for some of the best Christmas stories this season.

Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weaving Destiny

Weaving Destiny
by
G.P. Ching

Malini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. And it doesn't help that a new Soulkeeper named Mara is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob's love.

When Malini faces her worst fears, and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny. Fate is a tapestry of choices, and she has the power to weave hers.
~Goodreads


What a way to finish off my week! An awesome book, that grabbed hold and took off running. If you haven't read book one The Soulkeepers, you are so missing out on a wonderful story. You can find my review here.

Now, as for book two . . Weaving Destiny. This book is packed! We have action scenes, drama, romance, and to top it all of the book just sorta ends! Yep, that's right . . the book just comes to an end, so what does that mean . . . well, it means that we get to sit and think about what could possibly be next. We are left with our own thoughts, desires, and hope for what is to come.

I would so highly recommend this series. A truly great read.

Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nobody's Angel

Nobody's Angel

by

Kallypso Masters


Marc d'Alessio might own a BDSM club with his fellow military veterans, Adam and Damian, but he keeps all women at a distance. However, when Marc rescues beautiful Angelina Giardano from a disastrous first BDSM experience at the club, an uncharacteristic attraction leaves him torn between his safe, but lonely world, and a possible future with his angel.

Angelina leaves BDSM behind, only to have her dreams plagued by the Italian angel who rescued her at the club. When she meets Marc at a bar in her hometown, she can't shake the feeling she knows him, but has no idea why he reminds her of her angel.

When Marc's search-and-rescue partner, widower Luke Denton, confides he believes Angelina is the angel his wife promised to send him, Marc is convinced she is meant for Luke. A painful incident from his past keeps Marc from letting any woman drive a wedge between him and a friend.

While Luke can provide Angelina with love and stability, Marc knows his friend can't satisfy her submissive needs. Marc offers one night to show her that BDSM is not about pain, but a power exchange with mutual trust and consent. But he knows he can't commit emotionally to anything more.

When the abusive Dom from Angelina's past threatens, Marc's protective instincts kick in; he must keep her safe. Again at the Masters at Arms Club, she turns the tables on him and turns his safe, controlled world upside down. (Book Tw
o in the RESCUE ME series; follows introduction to series, MASTERS AT ARMS.)
~ Goodreads

I loved how this book worked out. As you read along you find yourself feeling as tho you are in Angelina's shoes (or maybe wishing you were in her shoes).

Everyone is back in some form from Masters at Arms, however the focus is on Marc.

Marc is still fighting his own demons. He still can't let it go that he and his brother fought so badly a week before his bothers death on 9/11. Fighting over a chick, seriously isn't worth it. Since then trust with women isn't something Marc is ready for. Needless to say, relationships for Marc don't have long track records. That is until he meets Angelina. What makes her so different? What is it about her that turned on things long ago turned off and forgotten? What do you when your friend is pretty certain she was sent to him by his dead wife?

Settle back and get comfy as you walk along with your favorite Masters as they work together to help their own through this crazy thing we call life.

Amazon

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy New Life

Happy New Life
by
Tonya Kappes

There is nothing cozier than winters in Grandberry Falls.

Interior decorator and divorced mom, Liz Day, is living her dream by opening up The Mole Hole Interiors. Life couldn't be better with best friend Jenna Greenlee and boyfriend, Cole Michaels by her side. Until she discovers a deep secret between Jenna and Cole that will change the lives in Grandberry Falls.

Jenna vows to make the new year, the beginning of a NEW LIFE. . .HAPPY NEW LIFE ~ Goodreads



Another wonderful, heart-felt trip through Grandberry Falls.

Recently divorced all Liz wanted was a place to call home, where she could raise her son apart from the life she was leaving behind.

Life was coming together, finally. Every other weekend saw her traveling, taking her son to visit his father. The rest of the time saw her running her business and falling into place perfectly. Still, something was missing . . . or is that someone was missing.

Enter Cole. Sparks fly almost instantly between Cole and Liz, but when Liz sees the reaction her BFF Jenna has to him . . well, things get a bit confusing for Liz. Does she follow her heart and check out this connection with Cole that she can't deny is there? Or does she stay true to her friendship and dis him because her BFF has a problem with him, even if she doesn't understand what that issue is? It also doesn't help matters that when Liz moved to town she was talked into getting a dog and Cole just happens to be the dog trainer and local vet.

I tried really hard to make this book last a few days. I was making sure to only read a little bit each night, and I did good for a few nights. Then last night when I picked up the book, it had other ideas. I started reading and before I knew it, the book was over!

If you haven't had the chance to visit Grandberry Falls, I highly recommend that give it a go . . you won't be disappointed.

Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In Search of Lucy

In Search of Lucy
by
Lia Fairchild

*****Book was read back in March*****


For fans of Nicholas Sparks, King of read em and weep, this emotional tale will appeal to anyone that has ever experienced love, loss, and friendship.

Thirty-year-old Lucy Lang's in freefall. Unfulfilled at work and abandoned by both her alcoholic mother and the sister she helped to raise, she's become cynical and depressed. Then, just as romance strikes, she finds out her sister needs a kidney transplant and only Lucy can help. Bolstered by new found friends, Lucy sets out on a road trip to save her sister's life and in the process, makes discoveries about the kind of person she truly is.

This romantic drama will pull you into the world of its heroine and inspire you to see the true power of human relationships. ~ Goodreads


I will admit, I did not purchase this book. I actually won it as part of a contest I entered. So, it wasn't like I read the blurb about it and said . . "Hey, that's something I wanna read about." I began reading and instantly began to "click" with the characters. There is someone in the line up of "cast" that everyone can relate too. The story line, is actually one that is not unheard of these days. With all the "broken" homes, I'm sure this story line is played out across America every single day. Lucy, who at a young age has to become the mother figure for a younger sibling . . get's her feelings hurt when the little sister grows up and no longer "needs" her. Keeping her true feelings inside, for so long, Lucy begins to shut down to the world around her. Lucy begins to feel cheated and used, like she is no longer of use to anyone. Her life becomes one of avoiding others and hardly ever stepping outside that of a daily routine. Not wanting to rely on anyone Lucy must step out of her comfort zone, when she discovers her only sister, the one who hurt her so badly, needs her like never before. Accepting the help of those around her, she sets out on a journey of discovery. Lucy will discover there is more to her than meets the eye, there is a wonderful feeling to be had just by opening ones heart and allowing others in. Lucy will . . . find the starting point of finding herself along the way.

I enjoyed this book very much, and would recommend it!

Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Friday, October 21, 2011

What Money Can't Buy

What Money Can't Buy
by
Liz Borino

What Money Can't Buy, the sequel to Expectations, finds the two couples, Chris and Aiden and Matt and Carley, eagerly anticipating parenthood. However, their personal struggles continue. Though Matt overcame his dependency on alcohol, new temptations present themselves. And with Carley on bed rest, these temptations put a greater strain on their relationship. Chris continues to deal with issues regarding his father. These issues increase with greater proximity. When tragedy strikes, the best and worst in everyone is revealed. Can they stick together, or will their reactions tear them apart? ~ Goodreads



Ding! Ding!

Round two . .
what does mean, well it mean yet again, Liz Borino has written a book that I couldn't put down.

If you read book one (Expectations) then you probably fell in love with this cast of characters like I did. This book doesn't disappoint either, it picks up right where the first left off. Pushing us deeper into the lives of each character, allowing us to grow with them and even understand more why they are the way they are.

There were moments of biting my fist as I read. Eyes wide open because this or that just happened. There was even a moment where one word, one simple little word . . well, it had me in tears. To mark this as an emotional read isn't quite right, it's eye opening and spot on with situations and the emotions that tend to go along with them.

If you're looking for a book series to get carried away with, this is it. Maybe you will be able to patiently wait for the next installment.

Amazon/Barnes and Noble

The Pentacle Pendant

The Pentacle Pendant
by
Stephen M. DeBock

Normally, a book takes me anywhere from a day to three days to read.

This book, took me five days to read.

I am by no means saying this as if it were a bad thing, so please don't take it that way. I am say this, because this is the first book of this kind I can say I have read.

Sure the books with werewolves and vampires all have some gore to them.

This one however, well it took the cak..., yeah that's not the right word for it.

With that being said, please note if you don't have the stomach or heart to read gore . . this may not be the book for you.

If you love the down and dirty, nasty and bloody . . well you just hit the jackpot.

There were a few times I had to walk away from this book, I just couldn't wrap my mind around what I was reading.
I pressed on, not wanting to give up and I'm very glad I did.

Would I recommend this book, Sure.
Just not to every book reader I know.
This one is like a fine wine, one that the reader will have to have a "taste" for, in order to enjoy it fully.
Very well written, and engaging.
You can't help but feel as if you know the people you are reading about, and when it's all said and done.
You will grieve and rejoice with them as well.


Where to purchase:
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Expectations

Expectations
by
Liz Borino

EXPECTATIONS depicts the struggle between what we desire for
ourselves and our familial obligations. The struggle is personified by Chris and Matt Taylor, identical twins, who are trying to win their overbearing father's approval and acquire their trust funds. Love, money, and desire collide as Matt and Chris decide what's really important to them. ~ Goodreads

Have you ever had a book that once you started it, pretty much DEMANDED that you not set it down until you are finished? Well, that's what you get when you pick up a copy of Expectations by Liz Borino.

It actually pulls you in so far that as you are reading portions that are emotion filled, you can feel your own heart rate increase, or your palms become sweaty, a tear may slip down your cheek, and you may just find yourself smiling from ear to ear.

Matt and Chris, the sons of a very wealthy and powerful man are doing everything they can to be their own person. While at the same time daddy dearest is doing everything he can to at the very least turn out one son who is just like himself. Both with trust funds that come with "rules", there comes a moment when both Matt and Chris have to look in the mirror and figure out what is most important for their own lives.

After reading this book I come away feeling even stronger about the fact that, well . . Love is Love. It doesn't come with a road map, or rules that must be followed. Love just happens. Love shared between two people, it's beautiful . . no matter the gender make up.

I absolutely enjoyed reading this book, and would recommend it to anyone willing to open their mind and give it a go.

Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Release Day!!!!

Happy New Life
by
Tonya Kappes

October 12, 2011
~
Release Day!!!!


If you haven't read The Ladybug Jinx, no worries . . it's not a requirement to jump into this book.

Blurb:
There is nothing cozier than winters in Grandberry Falls.

Interior decorator and divorced mom, Liz Day, is living her dream by opening up The Mole Hole Interiors. Life couldn't be better with best friend Jenna Greenlee and boyfriend, Cole Michaels by her side. Until she discovers a deep secret between Jenna and Cole that will change the lives in Grandberry Falls.

Jenna vows to make the new year, the beginning of a NEW LIFE. . .HAPPY NEW LIFE.
~ Amazon

So, if you are looking for something to read that is going to grab your attention and keep you pulled in . . pick up a book by Tonya Kappes, you won't be disappointed.

Tonya Kappes titles:

Carpe Bead'em
Splitsville.com
The Ladybug Jinx
and
A Happy New Life

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

True Grime

True Grime
by
Natasha Deen

I seriously have to talk about this book. Have you ever read a book and thought to yourself,

"Wow, the things that go on in this authors mind must be insane?"

OR maybe you find yourself thinking,

"Do they know something we don't know?"

Well, those are just a few thoughts that crossed my mind while reading this book. However, after I finished I think I had even more questions in my head than were there when I began.

Like, what is the ocean made up of?

Do you think thunderstorms are a product of us pissing off a fairy somewhere?

What if a tornado is really just a fairy fart?

Or a hurricane is the product a fairy bubble bath?

Maybe . . just maybe, a rainbow is something we get to see when the fairy people are happy with us?

Well, no matter the questions I have . . one thing is for certain, this book totally rocks! If I'm going to 100% honest, I'll tell ya this. The blurb for this book grabbed my attention. So, I was excited to get started on it. Once I started I found myself wondering if it was the right book for me. That question was wiped away fairly quickly and I couldn't put the book down. (Trust me, there were times I should have put it down . . . school work should come first, I promise you!) Then by the end of the book, I was so happy that I didn't give up on it.

Wanna read the blurb?

Grime cop and teen fairy Pepper Powder lives for one thing: protecting the human species from magical zealots who seek to eradicate them with Violent Illness of Unusual Resistance and Strength (humans call them “viruses,” but their mistake is understandable. The very young often get their words wrong.). When a terrorist leader releases a necrophage bomb, it not only decimates Grime headquarters, it turns Pepper into the magical world’s first fairy amputee—but she’s not going to let a little thing like a missing leg stop her. To catch her criminal, and prevent him from unleashing a VIURS in one of the human world’s biggest shopping centers, West Edmonton Mall, she goes undercover as a human. But once Pepper's theories of humanity collide with the reality of bullies, cliques, and environmental destruction, will she still believe humanity's worth saving? - Goodreads

So, now that you have read the blurb, what are you waiting for?!?! I totally promise you, you won't be disappointed.

Where to purchase:
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Romancing the Book Blog Update


Well, between school work and assigned books . . I haven't had much free time to read something I have actually purchased. Yes, I have purchased a few books here and there. Just so you know that I haven't falling off the face of the earth. I wanted to post the reviews I have written for the blog Romancing the Book.

What Happens in Vegas - Natasha Deen

Review Link: What Happens in Vegas




Watcher - Dorothy Cox

Review Link: Watcher

Amazon


Moonlight Rises - Vincent Zandri

Review Link: Moonlight Rises

Barnes and Noble/Amazon


Something Spooky This Way Comes - Anthology

Review Link: Something Spooky This Way Comes

Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords

That rounds up the last group of books that I have read for review over at Romancing the Book. There are still some good ones to post over there, I'll share them when they are available. The book I am currently reading is last one I have assigned to me at the moment. Then I am going to take a break and read a handful of books I purchased and some that were passed my way.

I'll be reading:

The Pentacle Pendant - Stephen M. DeBock

Expectations - Liz Borino

Nobody's Angel - Kallyspo Masters

Weaving Destiny - GP Ching

There's Orion . . . and other shorts of love, laughter, and loss - Megg Jensen





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Drink Deep

Drink Deep
by
Chloe Neill

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.

That's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly.

Chicago's mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for vampires and humans alike. - Goodreads


Drink Deep is #5 in the Chicagoland Vampires Series.

Release date:

NOVEMBER 1st, 2011

Are you excited!!!!
I AM!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Confessions of a Call Center Gal

Confessions of a Call Center Gal
by
Lisa Lim

A fun chick lit that may appeal to fans of Sophie Kinsella. Bridget Jones meets The Office.
Madison Lee is a fresh college grad, ready to take on the world of print media. But she has zero luck landing a job. Unemployment is at ten percent and on the rise. Desperate and left with no other options, she accepts a position as a service rep at a call center in Pocatello, Idaho.
At the Lightning Speed call center in Spudsville, Maddy plunges into the wild and dysfunctional world of customer service where Sales is prided over Service and an eight hour shift is equivalent to eight hours of callers bashing her over the phone.
Oh sure, the calls are bad. But Maddy manages to find humor on the phone and off the phone. And with all the salacious drama behind the calls, there is never a dull moment at the Lightning Speed call center.
Lately... Maddy has been pining for her smolderingly gorgeous co-worker Mika Harket. Now things are heating up on the phone - and elsewhere. Don't hang up on this novel. Working at a call center has never been this garish... or this delightful. -Goodreads


When I was asked if I would be interested in reading this book, I was given fair warning. The humor could be hard to swallow at times, and there were a few not so friendly words used. So, what do I say . . Right up my alley! Sure.

I had absolutely no clue at what I was REALLY getting myself into, and half way through it . . I was struck with the feeling of, how do I write a review for this book?!?!

So, I'm going to give you five reasons you should read this book.

#1. "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
"Well sir, if you did not have sexual intercourse with your wife and she's pregnant, did she have an extramarital affair or is just the Virgin Mary?"

#2. Learn to Speak Chinese in 5 minutes
1. That's not right - Sum Ting Wong
2. Are you harboring a fugitive? - Hu Yu Hai Ding
(There is a LONG list of these)

#3. "Maddy, I think you should hold off on the Fat Bastard. I just heard you talking to the toilet."

#4. "I wouldn't mind getting implants if they'd actually look natural. Heck, I don't want to end up looking like I've got David and Goliath for chesticles."

#5. "And new flash! You're no Kim Kardashian. If I were you, I'd cover up that sorry excuse for an ass. Now you take these tater tots and stuff 'em up your nonexistent, cellulite, ricotta cheese behind!"

So, there you have it. 5 AWESOME reasons to pick up this book and give it a go. Be warned, those are only 5 of the reasons I pulled from the MANY I had marked. This is a laugh out loud read, that will have people giving you strange looks if you read it in public. (Trust me, I know!)

Oh, somehow . . someway . . in all this funny, there is a little romance! Who cold ask for anything more.

Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords

Friday, September 9, 2011

Romancing the Book Reviews

Good Morning!

Just wanted to take a moment to catch up on the books I have read over the last few weeks. School is back in session for myself and my children, so my free reading time has been cut back. I still have managed to read some really great books. Below you find cover pictures of my most recent reads/reviews for Romancing the Book. The title of each book is a link back to my review over at Romancing the Book, the author name is a link back to their personal web site, and finally there are purchase links provided. I hope you find something that grabs your attention. All of these were great!

Enjoy!



Through the Wall by Keri Ford
Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords



Purrs and Lace by D. McEntire
Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords



Masters at Arms by Kallypso Masters
Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords



Missing in Mexico by Stuart Gustafson
Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords



Ardeur by Danielle Gavan
Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords


Please remember! When you purchase a book, click the "like" button. When you finish reading it, stop back by where you purchased it and leave a review. Reviews not only help other readers when they are looking for something new to read, but they also help the author. (It lets the author know what they are doing that is working or not working.) Please remember, RUDE isn't necessary when leaving a review. If you didn't like it, say so . . but don't be rude about it. That's just childish.

Now, take a moment and go check out these wonderful books! I did.



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cherished by Belinda Boring


Cherished
by
Belinda Boring

Book Blurb:

For a moment, Darcy almost convinced herself the last twelve hours didn’t happen. As image after image hits her, the sinking realization of all she’s lost overwhelms her and all she can think of is to run. Run far away where her shame can’t find her, and most of all, where she’ll never have to see the look of blame in Mason’s eyes. Feeling like a complete failure, she scrambles to make plans. But the voice of her mate-to-be penetrates her frantic thoughts, asking for the chance to show her just how much she is loved.

It hurts Mason deeply to hear Darcy’s thoughts, knowing the events of the previous night have completely rattled her. Grieving over the death of his beloved sister Jasmine, Mason knows he has to act fast. Darcy is all he’s ever wanted and the idea of life without her is unacceptable. Armed with his unswerving love and wolfish charm, he sets out to remind Darcy just how valuable she is and why there is no one else for him but her.

Can Darcy let go of the shame of failure consuming her or will Mason convince her that after all is said and done, she truly is… Cherished?

Cherished . . what a word.
After reading this installment in the Mystic Wolves Series, I bet we will all be looking for a Mason for ourselves.
Crack open this book and discover what it's like to be loved, even when you feel like you don't deserve it. Feel what's like to feel like a failure, and be told you are anything but. For a moment, get lost in the words and be Darcy for just that moment when she realizes, that she is truly cherished.

Walk with Darcy and Mason as they find a way to work through the loss of Jasmine. It's not a simple case of dealing as humans would, they must also allow for their wolf side to deal as well. With each side having their own way, it makes for an intense rush of emotions.

Not to worry, sudden rush of heat, sweat on the brow, and the sudden urge to howl are normal at the end of this book.
(It's ok . . go ahead and let it out.)

(See previous post for purchase links)

Cherished

Psst . . . Did you hear that?

That was the sound of the new book by Belinda Boring dropping this morning!

Awesome sound, right!?!?!

So, what are you waiting for? Hurry, run! Go get your copy!Where to purchase:
Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords


Haven't read the first book yet?
Never fear, I have your links here as well:
Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Smashwords


Don't forget, while you're picking up your copy take a moment to click the "like" button when you purchase.
Then finally, if you LOVE what you have read . . . return and leave a review.

Every review helps (good or bad, although this one will only get good reviews), as well as every "like".

Now, no more piddling around, get to it! You know you want to!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Romancing The Book Blog

I posted not long ago about how I have been reviewing books for:

Romancing The Book

I wanted to take a moment to post a few links to the reviews I have done for them so that you can see what I have been reading for over there!

Trinity by Deena Remiel


Soft Swap by Paisley Smith


Raven's Kiss by Toni LoTempio


Blowing It Off by Lexxie Couper


Cry of the Fallen (The Black Chronicles) by Joel M. Andre

So, take a moment to swing by and check out the AWESOME books I have had the privilege of recently reading.

Please note: This isn't everything, some reviews have not posted yet . . so bookmark the site and come back, you never know when a new review will be popping up!