Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Review)

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1)Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked this book though Lucius annoyed the heck out of me at times. If you followed me on twitter you know my every thought on this book as they happened. It was like a play by play of me reading the book. hilarious stuff. I got addicted to this book even if it was a bit frustrating.

I also enjoyed the title and cover as well as the looks I received when reading it in public and at work. It's those little things that bring me joy in life. lmao

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bring on the Night by Jeri Smith-Ready (Review)

What's Blood Got to Do With It?
  Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin seems to finally have it all. A steady job at WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll. A loving relationship with the idiosyncratic but eternally hot DJ Shane McAllister. A vampire dog who never needs shots or a pooper-scooper. And after nine years, it looks as if she might actually finish her bachelor's degree!
  But fate has other plans for Ciara. First she must fulfill her Faustian bargain with the Control, the paranormal paramilitary agency that does its best to keep vampires in line. Turns out the Control wants her for something other than her (nonexistent) ability to kick undead ass. Her anti-holy blood, perhaps? 
  Ciara's suspicions are confirmed when she's assigned to a special-ops division known as the Immanence Corps, run by the Control's oldest vampire and filled with humans who claim to have special powers. To a confirmed skeptic like Ciara, it sounds like a freak fest. But when a mysterious, fatal virus spreads through Sherwood—and corpses begin to rise from their graves—Ciara will not only get a crash course in zombie-killing, but will be forced to put her faith, and her life itself, in the hands of magic.

I always get nervous when reading the newest in a series that I love. How can the author keep building onto a world and not disappoint me. Can it be done, is it possible? I have been burned and hurt before by series before.

Turns out Jeri Smith-Ready, does the impossible and keeps getting better and better with every book she writes. It's like she writes with the motto "take that bitches!" referring to her previous novels. Because if you think past books in WVMP were good then you are going to completely orgasm at Bring on the Night. Jeri brought it on all right; she brought it on like Woah!

Everything kept topping each other. I had no time to catch my breath. All the Shane, the Zombies, the Monroe (whom no longer ranks amongst my graces), and the sad… yes I got teary-eyed, ok FINE I cried, so what! It was just too much with all the, well all the awesome. A lot of explosive shit happens! Bomb after bomb that no series have ever dropped! Jeri Smith-Ready also has successfully scared me about my never having chicken pox. I see somebody who I suspect has it and I run. Funny thing’s usually children. You will understand the Chicken Pox thing once you read.

Still Ciara seems to get her happy ending which I like. Jeri understands me. Things don't need to end perfect for heroine but damn it, wrap it up and put a pretty bow on that shit! I do like the happily ever-err for right now despite it all.

I cannot wait for the next in the series though; true to form, I am nervous.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eye of the Beholder by Ruth Ann Nordin (Review)

First review of the New Year and we've got ourselves a Beta!

*Click cover for author's page*
A homely woman who fears she will never marry becomes a mail-order bride. The man she comes for rejects her but another offers her marriage. She accepts, not believing love will result from the union. Love, after all, is for beautiful women. Isn't it?

It is no grand confession when I inform you guys that I am a paranormal romance down to my heart. With that non-surprising confession done I can also say that sometimes they get a bit much in their epic-ness and dark. A girl sometimes needs a break. That was where I was at when I turned to my book stash on my sony e-reader I call Gia. I needed a fast lite read and ya know me, it's gotta be romance.

I picked Eye of the Beholder by Ruth Ann Nordin. I had picked up a load of her e-novellas on smashwords a while back hoping they would one day get a chance with me.

I am so use to the alpha/uber-alpha in books I read so Hero, Dave Larson, knocked me flat on my ass and took my breath away with his beta. Damn, I liked it! He was this funny, handsome and gentle guy who knew what he wanted, how to get it and got it without clubbing you over the head growling "mine." My heart fluttered as I whispered, "Holy shit that is hot."

I also like Mary Peters, the heroine, though her bemoaning inner dialogue of her unattractiveness got a bit much and ground my nerves. She was a good girl and we get to see not only a man but also a whole entire town fall in love with a girl.

Mary is kind to the extreme and I loved seeing her ugly or plain looks (depending on whom you asked) evolve to pretty to beautiful as they got to know her genuine inner beauty and through a man's love who has always seen it.

I have never read an arranged marriage romance but now I am not sure I can stop. I highly suggest you pick this book up you will love it. Who knew Betas could be so drool-worthy?

  Want to read this book?  First person to ask for a copy I will buy it for you from Smashwords because it's no longer free. 

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