a Review: Dark Lover (165)

42899Book: Dark Lover, Signet, September 2005

Written By: J.R. Ward

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Book Info: Paperback, No. of Pages 363

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Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

Series Order: Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed,Lover Unbound, Lover Enshrined, Father Mine, The Story of Son, Lover Avenged, Lover Mine, Lover unleashed, Lover Reborn, Lover at Last, The King, The Shadows (Unreleased)

About Book: In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

My Thoughts:

Oh, Wrath! Hoe I love thee. 

The first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood is amazing. I loved the action. This is a book with such amazing characters. I loved reading every page of this book brought me deeper into a world that I wish I could be a part of. Wrath is an amazing male lead he comes off as stoic which he is but then there is Beth the one person who can warm his heart. The fact that he is suffering from guilt that doesn’t even belong to him was just wow because it shows his heart. Beth is so amazing a woman character. She embodies what a strong independent woman is and then some. She tames a savage beast for lack of better words she is simply amazing. She had such a hard life ad became successful she awed me. Beth is one of my fave female leads. She just wowed me this was a great first book to what I hope will be an amazing series. 

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  1. Great story line
  2. Steamy moments
  3. Wrath
  4. The brothers
  5. Beth
  6. Oh, did I say Wrath.

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a Review: The Promise of Amazing (164)

Book:  The Promise of Amazing, Balzer + Bray, December 2013

Written By: Robin Constantine

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Book Info:

Hard Cover, No. of Pages:371

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About Book: Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

 Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how. 

 One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

My Thoughts:

This book was just OMG… I …. it was alright. It was a to teenagery ( I know that’s not a word). It just was not very realistic. I mean they slept together way to fast. I mean I know it’s not so common to have teenagers be virgins but still there is such a thing as waiting and it just felt so rushed. There was no real substance to the story it just was lacking way to much. I hoped for more from a YA novel it is rare that I end up bored and debating not finishing a book. The thing that bugged me the most was the slang. I mean I have teenage cousins who are the age of the characters in this book and they don’t use halfnot even a quarter of the slang that was used in this novel. IT took away from the story. This books title promised me amazing I was left with out amazing. It just didn’t do it for me. I know you guys are used to hearing positive reviews from me but there is not anything nice I could say about this book.

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It needs more depth its a book the promises more than it gives.

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Blog Tour: Don’t Fall, Review (163)

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by Rachel Schieffelbein

Release Date: 2014
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Summary from Goodreads:

In which a teenage girl endures the over-protective love of her adoptive mother until she falls for a boy who has her wanting to spread her wings, pitched as a contemporary retelling of RAPUNZEL

 

Seventeen-year-old Anya leads a very secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother. She doesn’t go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Her over-protective mom keeps her so sheltered that she doesn’t even have a best friend.

But Anya doesn’t seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her daydreams, and would do anything to please her mom. Until one day at the library, the only place she’s allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy.

Before long she’s lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only other person she’s ever cared about.

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About the Author

Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.
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This was a great read. You would enjoy it. You are drawn into it from the begining. I enjoyed it so much I boughyt a copy. It is a great read that any one would enjoy wspecially if you love retellings.

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Blog Tour: A MAtter of Forever, Guest Post

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AMOF_v4_COVERA MATTER OF FOREVER (Fate Series #4) Synopsis:

It all comes down to this . . .

Chloe Lilywhite has struggled for years to find her footing in a series of dangerous and demanding worlds. Creator, first tier Council member, and one of the most powerful Magicals in existence, she was little more than one of Fate’s pawns. But now, Chloe is back home and ready to call the shots. She knows what she wants and who she wants to be.

Except the Elders never got the memo.

Annar and Magical-kind are under attack. The lives of Chloe’s loved ones, and life as they know it, are at stake. Chloe’s the key to taking the Elders down, but they won’t go quietly into the night.

This time, neither will Chloe.

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Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

 

 

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My Top 5 Favorite Reads of 2014 so far . . .

I am a big reader. Like, super big. And I read fast, so when I’m not under deadline, I’ll go through anywhere from 3-10 books a week with no problem. Here are five books that I’ve totally dug this year:

  1. IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi.

When I first read Shatter Me, I was all . . . meh. But a friend talked me into reading Destroy Me and it was like the heavens opened up and forced me to fall crazily, madly in obsession with this series. Well, and I think Warner helped, too. So the day Ignite Me came out, I devoured it. I loved Juliette’s growth and journey throughout the series!

  1. ENTICE by Rachel Van Dyken.

Throughout Elite and Elect, I harbored a soft spot for Chase Winters . . . so when I heard he was getting a book all of his own (and a possible shot at a HEA), I jumped at reading it. Entice kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time—and already dying for the next book.

  1. GIRL LOST by Nazarea Andrews.

When I first heard about Girl Lost, I was . . . well, I’ll admit it . . . kicking myself for not thinking of the idea first. A reimagining of the Peter Pan legend, wrapped up in an NA mystery/romance? Yes, please! I loved the sparse, tenseness of the story, and how I was left with more questions than answers by the end. Fascinating!

  1. THE RESISTANCE by SL Scott.

Holy hotness. Is The Resistance hot fun or what? I think my poor kids had dinner late one night because I could not put my iPad down from reading this one.

  1. THE ARCHERS OF AVALON SERIES by Chelsea Fine.

Okay, these books aren’t from 2014, but I reread them on an airplane flight and loved every last word. Adventure, mystery, legends, love triangles, devotion . . . whoa. This is a great series!

And here are 5 books I’m totally looking forward to this year . . . 

  1. ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins.

I am such an Anna and the French Kiss fangirl . . . so when I heard that Josh was getting his story, I pretty much squealed. I can hardly WAIT to read this. I’ll be at the story the very moment it opens to get my hand on a copy!

  1. THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin.

Anybody who has read this series is probably right there with me, wondering wth is going on, and when are we going to get answers already? After the ending of The Evolution of Mara Dyer, I’ve been impatient for this book. Also, Noah Shaw. That is all.

  1. MAKE IT COUNT by Megan Erickson.

The excerpts from this book about a hot nerd I’ve read are hilarious. I can hardly wait to read Erickson’s debut novel!

  1. ALL LINED UP by Cora Carmack.

This book looks like such fun! By the time you’re reading this, it’ll already be out—but I’ve been jonesing to read it for months now.

  1. BE MINE by Marquita Valentine.

I have a thing for Scotland and Scots. There will be a Scottish Duke in this—and I also have a thing for nobility in the British Isles. So, this book looks like a win-win to me!

 

What about you guys? What are some of your favorites or books you’re looking forward to?

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A Matter of Forever ~Release Day Launch

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Quiet voices nearby send my focus to the other end of the large room. I make out Kellan and Will, matching in cross-armed, tense stances as they talk with Astrid Lotus and Kate Blackthorn. They’re not alone; at a table nearby sit Cameron and Callie, exhaustion coloring them almost as strongly as that I feel here in this bed.

“This is unacceptable,” Kellan is saying, his voice low, like he doesn’t want to wake his brother or me up, but it’s angry, too. “You’re the Council’s lead Shaman!”

“Sweetling,” Astrid murmurs, reaching out for her son’s arm, but he yanks out of her grasp.

“No. I’m sorry, but no. This is not acceptable.”

She tries again. “Kellan—”

He’s livid. “We’re going on five days, Astrid. Five. Days. How is it, with all of the worlds’ best Shamans working on her, nobody can wake Chloe up? Or at least figure out what the fuck happened to her?”

Five whole days? I’ve been . . . asleep, or whatever it is I’ve been, for nearly a week? What did that Jens-like person do to me?

I’m desperate to let Kellan—let them all—know I’m okay, that I’m finally awake, but only a tiny rasp escapes me, like somebody has stolen my voice. Speaking shouldn’t be so difficult. Curling my fingers around Jonah’s hand shouldn’t be so tiring.

Something is wrong. Something is very wrong.

“I’m going to have to concur with Kellan,” Will is quietly saying, yet his words are just as harsh as Kellan’s. “I know I’m only a Métis, but I’m pretty sure that with all the Magic you all can do, something should have worked by now. I mean, you are Magicals. Isn’t this the bloody point?”

Cameron stands up, a hand going to his son’s shoulder. “William—”

“Dad, don’t even try to excuse this. Weren’t you raving to Erik just this morning how somebody better bloody do something or heads were going to roll?”

Cameron doesn’t deny this in the least, nor does he look chastised.

“We’re trying our best, but Kellan,” Kate says, “maybe it’s time to prepare yourself.”

“Prepare myself?” he sputters. “What, like . . . you mean accept that she’s gone and not coming back?”

Try as I might, no words escape my lips. I’m here, I want to shout. I’m alive and awake. Turn around. See me.

“Or,” he continues bitterly, “prepare myself that you’re going to keep her on some kind of Magical life support until some new Creator is born? Because that’s what you’re thinking, right?”

Astrid says his name again, all heartbreak and sympathy in her syllables.

Kate turns white in the face of his quiet fury. “This is . . . I’ve never seen anything like this. If we only knew about the circumstances leading up to what happened—”

“How many times do you need to hear it?” Kellan seethes. “Chloe and Jonah were having dinner in a crowded restaurant. She ate food off of both of their plates. He ate off of hers, so there can’t be any poisoning issues—but you all should know that, considering the food was all tested. Chloe went to the restroom. She never returned. Ten minutes later, when it felt like somebody was literally gutting us—” He stops, hands yanking at his hair. “When it felt like somebody was tearing him apart, Jonah went and found her on the floor of the bathroom, bleeding and unconscious. He tried to wake her up. He failed. Cora Carregreen tried to work on her, but failed. I tried to wake her up, but failed. Kiah Redrock was sent in to see if she could reach Chloe through her dreams, but she failed, too, as Chloe’s brain wasn’t . . .” He takes an unsteady breath. “Isn’t even functioning enough to have dreams. Shall I continue, Kate? Because, I mean, you’re the Shaman and all.”

 

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A MATTER OF FOREVER (Fate Series #4) Synopsis:

It all comes down to this . . .

Chloe Lilywhite has struggled for years to find her footing in a series of dangerous and demanding worlds. Creator, first tier Council member, and one of the most powerful Magicals in existence, she was little more than one of Fate’s pawns. But now, Chloe is back home and ready to call the shots. She knows what she wants and who she wants to be.

Except the Elders never got the memo.

Annar and Magical-kind are under attack. The lives of Chloe’s loved ones, and life as they know it, are at stake. Chloe’s the key to taking the Elders down, but they won’t go quietly into the night.

This time, neither will Chloe.

*This is a New Adult title, suitable for readers 18+.

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Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

 

 

 

 

 

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Just Call Me Ninja Blog Tour

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Just Call Me Ninja  Synopsis:

Sophomore Callista Trent is used to being the anonymous new girl. But when her mother’s nomadic job finally keeps her family in one place long enough to force Callista to settle in, she wants none of it. She doesn’t expect it to last, anyway—it never does.

She also doesn’t expect to stumble across a group of shinobi, modern-day ninjas who also happen to be high school students. Or for them to claim destiny sent her to join them. Or for the hot, harmonica-playing loner from her chemistry class to be one of the instructors.

For once, she starts to think that maybe she could belong somewhere. But she quickly learns her new friends aren’t running some casual karate school. And when Callista’s assigned to a dangerous mission they say only she can complete, she begins to suspect it wasn’t destiny that brought her to the shinobi at all but a carefully laid plan. Oh, and the worst part? The boy she thought she could trust may have known the truth all along.

Clare Haltom Bio:

Clare Haltom lives in sunny southern California. She can usually be found jumping over waves at the beach, eating Pringles salt-side down, and trying to avoid ninja assassins.

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This is a good story was it my cup of tea not exactlly that is why I say maybe. Would I reccommend it yes. For a reader who loves something unique and different from all the YA that is out there at the moment. I did enjoy it dont get me wrong. So Should you read Yes if you would like to. This is a story that once again left me up all night curious of what would happen next. We all know I love stories like that. I also realize that this isnt everyones type of book but hey who doesn’t want to be different1

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Blog Tour + Review: Girl Lost

Girl Lost bannerGirl Lost Synopsis:

Northern was supposed to be a fresh start—a place where people didn’t know who I was or how I had spent years in and out of mental institutes. People didn’t know about my parents death or the island no one heard of. But when Peter sits next to me in lit class, I can’t stop the memories, and I don’t want to. He looks too much like the boy from the island, and despite my best intentions, coaxes my secrets from me.

He’s gorgeous, irresistible, a little mad, and completely lost—we are a pair of broken cogs in a world neither of us truly fits into. He is somehow gentle and fierce, heartbreaking in his devotion and savage in his defense.

When Belle, his best friend, shows up, pale and lovely and sick, Peter pulls away from me, a startling withdrawal. It’s a relationship that scares and confuses me. She is at times warm and friendly, and other times is violent and unpredictable.

Peter says that he wants me, but refuses to let himself get close. And there are secrets, surrounding both of us, that border on nightmares. As the memories close in, as Belle gets sicker and more violent, I’m torn between what is true and what I believe, and what this magical boy knows about my mysterious past.

 

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Yes why you ask because any book that will make you stay up all night to learn what will happen next is worth reading. I love books that make me not want to sleep for a night. They always end up worth it. It is mt belief that this book is one of these such books. So should you read this book yes. Why? well it gives you a story that grabs you from the beginning.

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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Nazarea Andrews is agented, and all inquiries about rights should be directed to Michelle Johsnon of Inklings Literary.

 

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