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)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weaving Destiny

Weaving Destiny
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.

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


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.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy New Life

Happy New Life
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
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
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
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


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
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.

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
The Ladybug Jinx
A Happy New Life

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

True Grime

True Grime
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


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