Thursday, April 22, 2010

Book Blogger Hop: April 23-29, 2010

                              I visited Crazy for Books
                                           Emily's Reading Room
                                           Fragments of Life
                                           love to read for fun

                          I will be adding more through out the weekend

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (Review)

Have you ever read a book that was incredibly awesome yet you can't review it because words will never be enough only high pitched squeals are? For me that book is The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. Daniel *sigh* he is bad boy heaven for me. I love them dark and brooding. He was nice and swoon worthy. I'd say on the yummy scale he was tippy top top!

I liked Grace off and on. Let me explain. When she was making Daniel happy I loved her, when she wasn't-I HATED HER FREAKING GUTS! All in all the characters were very well rounded. I liked most of them actually no I didn't, I liked Grace's younger siblings and dad but Jude who is her older brother, her mom and her best friend April I hates them, a lots. Not that they gave me reason I just really did. Don I heartz him. He was just a touch of sweetness and innocence.

Bree Despain also told a story that unfolded very nicely. It was very well timed. Everything came out at its right time but she dropped hints of the outcome from the very beginning.

YA romance magic? TDD has it. Page 199 had be lightheaded and screaming, "THAT IS SO FREAKING HOT, sweet, romantic!" I actually contemplated rushing into the nearest forest and demanding that the first wolf turn into a man and cuddle me in his freaking arms. Then I realized that it would sooner bite me than love me also how painful and embarrassing it would be to explain what exactly I was trying to do. So I decided to pass on that idea. I suppose I will be back in Daniel’s arms when The Lost Saint is released. The best things in life are worth waiting for; besides there are plenty of book boys to fall for in the mean time, right. But Daniel will always be special to me.

Keep reading,
Wolf lovin-Casse!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saving Rachel by John Locke

I just finished Saving Rachel.  I know what yall are thinking, "Casse, what no smut this time?"  Okay for one I am not always dirty!  I don't care what people have been telling you!  Its all- well, mostly  lies.  I like all things that make my heart race.  Back to the point.  Rachel and her needing to be saved. 

This book was so action packed, it pretty much read like a summer blockbuster.  I had to read it everywhere.  I read it at work and glared at those who tried to seperate me from my Donny!  (It's fine Donovan likes when I call him that.  But he will deny it.)  That's why I don't need the smutty books...I gots it in my mind lol.  I kid.  Here is the synopsis because that's the best I can do without dropping spoiler bombs everywhere!  Trust me you are going to want to read this book spoiler free.

Saving Rachel's press release from John Locke's site.
  Sam Case, a cocky weasel and hyper-logical genius who has developed a computer program that hides money for the world's most lethal people. He is also having an affair with Karen Vogel, a stunning beauty who's way out of his league. Sam thinks he's got it all—trophy wife Rachel, multi-million-dollar bank account, luxury car, suburban mansion—and that his carefully crafted life is totally under his control. But the very morning Sam consummates his affair with Karen he is kidnapped by gangsters and forced to make logic-defying decisions, such as choosing between his wife and mistress, where the one he rejects must die. On a day that promised to be the best of his life, Sam has been reduced in status to that of a rat trying to escape a death maze. As his circumstances become increasingly desperate, Sam is forced to accept the fact that his IQ can't save his loved ones. He reluctantly turns to the one person in the world he believes can help him: professional assassin Donovan Creed.
I am going to get all of the Donovan Creed books for all the guys in my family because I know they will love love love it almost as much as I did.  As much as I recommend reading this book (and I recommend this a lot) I recommend going to John Locke's webpage...Dude is funny, just a warning, don't agree to allow him help you with T-shirt sizes...he just wants to oogle your goodies!

I got this book free from the author himself as part of a giveaway/promo it is in no way considered a payment or bribe for this good review.  Mr Locke's writing is all the bribe I needed. 

Keep reading,
Casse! aka Donovan's new stalker.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent (Review)

Did yall hear that? I just let go a fan girl squeal that would make Kaylee proud. Kaylee is a bean sidhe ya know what we call a banshee? She probably heard me since she is from my neighborhood.

I have to say I like this series probably more than any other YA series because Kaylee is real and flawed and sort of likeable. Nash, he is a bit oversexed but that's teen jocks for you.

I like how things don't end with neatly wrapped bows. This is odd because normally I NEED that neat bow to like it. I am glad I read this book because Rachel Vincent has an awesome writing style and even when you cringe at what she makes happen you still keep reading because how can you not!

This books plot has Kaylee, Nash and Tod going back and forth to the netherworlds to save someone from Tod's past soul. I still can't figure out why Kaylee agreed to but I suppose some people are more helpful than me; go figure. I would have felt bad for them but in the end I would not risk myself for it. Sorry. But it's gallant to read about even if it is fiction.

I could also hug Rachel Vincent because its book 2 and still noooo love triangle! Yes! I love that. I despise love triangles. It's like trying to make wishy-washy whore-dom okay. It's not okay in adult books and it is not okay in YA! Period.

My Soul to Save is just as good as the first in the series which is pretty damn good! I am so hooked.

Keep reading,

You may be interested in this previous review:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Mailbox

I have gotten a lot of books since the last time I did this.  I have read a lot of them so there is no need to post those ones but here are a few that I have gotten recently.

I received Evermore by Allyson Noel from a contest on
Blue Moon also by Allyson Noel from Shannon Delany author of 13 to Life (June) I won a contest
Mark of Demon by Diana Rowland bought from
13 to Life Swag from Shannon Delany (have I mentioned I love her? Well, I doez!)

Um these series covers speak for themselves bought at Albertsons Grocery Store

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater bought at Kroger
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs bought from
If I stay by Gayle Forman bought from ALbertsons
Something About You by Julie James bought from
Chick with a Charm Vicki Lewis Thompson bought from
Oh-So-Sensible Secretary by Jessica Hart bought from Kroger
Saving Rachel by John Locke sent to me from John Locke with 10 bucks for a bookmark! lol

Keep Reading, cause I will.

Book Lust...I WANT IT!

This book trailer has me saying "Oh I waaaant so bad."

Branded By Emma Petersen

Is the cover not freaking hot! That guy's stomach is like ice cream...don't ya wanna lick it.  Damn am I going to have to buy a kindle or get the kindle app for my PC to read this!  I want it!

If you want it too it's available ebook format from Amazon. Buy "Branded" here and check out Emma Petersen here.

Keep reading,

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I've gone viral...Not in a gross way.

  This will be a semi monthly feature.  I will share my e-books and E-galleys I receive.  This time I got those that are made of awesome ready?

Powers by John B Olson (Provided by B&H Publishing Group via NetGalley)
Powers, the follow-up to John Olson’s Shade (“a must-read for those who enjoy Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti” —Publishers Weekly), introduces a sheltered Gypsy girl named Mariutza. Her grandfather utters a mysterious last request before dying in her arms after being shot by ten cloaked men. Those same men die before her eyes, but strange powers continue to pursue Mari through the swamps of southern Louisiana where she has always hidden from “the Badness.”
The whole world seems to join in the chase—helicopters, soldiers, government agents, and the police are all trying to kill her. Mari’s only hope of survival is to find Jaazaniah the Prophet, the mythical hero of her grandfather’s bedtime stories. But she has never been outside the swamp or known other humans besides her grandfather and one teacher. How can this lone girl survive the bewildering world of men long enough to find a prophet who might not even exist?

Billie Girl by Vickie Weaver (Provided by Leaplit via NetGalley)
Abandoned as an infant because of her incessant crying, and left hanging from a tree in a makeshift sling, Billie Girl is rescued by a passing couple, then turned over to a homeless boy who sells her for $5 to the two women who raise her-women who are actually brothers. Billie Girl's life, a gender-bending puzzle filled with dark humor and lessons on killing out of love, is a series of pivotal encounters with strangers who struggle along with what they are given: her two "mothers," a bigamist husband, a long-lost daughter named after a car, a platonic second husband who loved Billie's adoptive father. Twin themes of sexuality and euthanasia run throughout. In a journey from hard-dirt Georgia farm to end-of-life nursing home, Billie Girl comes to understand the mercy of killing.

Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield (Provided by HQN Books via NetGalley)
Even vampires should never sleep with the enemy.
Vampire princess Alexia Feodorovna has been undead for 125 years, so it's been a while since any man has made her pulse race. Until Declan Black. One look at his bronzed body and a fire like no other consumes her. Then she discovers that he's a dragon lord come to take revenge on the vamps who killed his parents. And claim a crystal said to imbue its owner with incredible powers.
Alexia is ordered to torture and kill the dragon lord. Yet with each reckless encounter, she finds herself
consumed by his fiery passion. A passion Declan battles, as well. Will he be able to resist the fire of lust she kindles within him and keep revenge in his heart? Or will he risk everything to quench the burning desire and claim the vampire as his own?

Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver (Provided by HQN Books via NetGalley)
As the son of Sutekh, the lord of evil, Dagan Krayle is one of the most powerful soul reapers. Dagan intends to use every ounce of his power to find his brother's remains and punish those responsible for his brutal death. But he must move swiftly-and carefully-if he is to have any chance of bringing his brother back to this world, because his enemy is on the hunt.

Otherkin Roxy Tam will stop at nothing to keep the soul reapers from resurrecting Dagan's brother. To allow Sutekh access to his remains would wreak havoc and destruction on the mortal world...and would be her unforgivable failure.
Neither Dagan nor Roxy expect to join forces for the sake of mankind. Or have their loyalties tested as they struggle against the potent desire that threatens to consume them both....

Into the Dark & Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter (Provided by HQN Books via NetGalley)
Into the Dark
Three otherworldly tales from the master of paranormal romance…and a brand-new Lords of the Underworld bonus guide!

Darkest Passion
For weeks, the immortal warrior Aeron has sensed an invisible female presence. An angel-demon-assassin-has been sent to kill him. Or has she? Olivia claims she fell from the heavens, giving up immortality because she couldn't bear to harm him. But trusting-and falling for-Olivia will endanger them all. So how has this "mortal" with the huge blue eyes already unleashed Aeron's darkest passion? Now, with an enemy hot on his trail and his faithful demon companion determined to remove Olivia from his life, Aeron is trapped between duty and consuming desire. Worse still, a new executioner has been sent to do the job Olivia wouldn't....

Demon Hunts by C.E Murphy (Provided by Luna via NetGalley)
Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year out mostly dead, and she's ending it trying not to be consumed by evil. Literally.
She's proven she can handle the gods and the walking dead. But a cannibalistic serial killer? That's more than even she bargained for. What's worse, the brutal demon leaves no tracks. So, if Joanne is to stop its campaign of terror, she'll have to hunt it where it lives: the Lower World, a shamanistic plane of magic and spirits. Trouble is, Joanne's skills are no match for the dangers she's about to face-and her on-the-job training could prove fatal to the people she's sworn to protect....
Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey (Provided by Luna via NetGalley)
With signs and traditions pointing to an all-out war set to break out among the kingdoms, Rosamund, the king's daughter, is "playing dead" as two princes show up at the palace intent on waking her with a kiss. But, as the two of them start to fight it out, Rosa's godmother cuts them all short and takes charge. Now, with two princes competing for the hand of Sleeping Beauty-one of them, the one with roving hands (Prince Leopold) probably "should" be her prince, while the other (Prince Siegfried) doesn't seem to belong here at all-more complications occur. The king dies and the neighbors start looking at Rosa's kingdom. But with the palace filling with young and old princes intent on winning Rosamund's love, invading the kingdom and putting those young men in peril would mean incurring the wrath of thirty other countries!

Crazy For Love by Victoria Dahl (Provided by HQN Books via NetGalley)
Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man-until her fiancé's plane crashed. And then she got the really bad news: he'd tried to fake his own death to avoid marrying her. Now America's most famous
bridezilla (a tag she most definitely does not deserve), Chloe escapes to a remote island to avoid the paparazzi. And right next door is a man who just might be the cure for Chloe's heartache....
A magnet for wild, complicated women, Max Sullivan is relieved to have finally found someone "normal." Chloe is his girl-next-door fantasy come to life, and best of all, she gets him. With her, he can be himself, a treasure-hunting millionaire who desperately wants out of his sexy but reckless job. But when Chloe's notoriety catches up with them, will their torrid romance make it to the mainland?

*These e-galleys were provided free in exchange for honest reviews by NetGalley.  You will see these books reviewed in the next 60 days*  I want to say thank you to netGalley for the chance to read these e-copies.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hunting Ground (Alpha&Omega 2) by Patricia Briggs (Review)

I must say I do love Patricia Briggs’ mind. And though Mercy Thompson is one of my favorite series ever, Alpha and Omega isn’t too bad either. Anna is a little bit too weak for my liking and skittish, which gets kind of annoying. Also it still isn’t clear what Charles sees in her because you would think he would find her annoying. It is just not believable for me yet. But if it were I would love their romance, because they do it so well. Besides what I just mentioned.

The plot is fantastic! It is not your typical werewolf plot and it is fast passed and I never had a dragging moment. I stayed up all night just to finish it. Once I started I just couldn’t stop until I found out what was going on. I love it! Each character feels so real and I liked them or hated them like I would real people.

One thought I had when finishing this book was “Mercy and Anna are in the same world but they are totally different girls.” I like that fact and this book was a little weaker than the first but a solid installment in this series.

Bran was fantastic as always he is so consistent. But in both series they talk about how scary he is and badass but I just find myself wanting to make out with him…wait forget I said that because that just say more about who I am and what my issues are than anything else. What I am trying to say is Bran is, charismatic. Yes, that’s it. The same with Charles he seems a little rough and he is described as having almost animal magnetism and freaking beautiful hot but as I said I still find myself wanting to suck face with HIS FATHER and not him! Okay, now that my crush on Bran-Bran is embarrassingly evident, I will move on. Anna is also described as being Omega but not weak, but I disagree the only time she gets badass is when she “borrows” from her bad ass mate. Alright at the end she did go all bad ass and I was hoping in my sit all giddy because she was like freaking cool as hell! Then she fizzled and punked up again and shriveled again. Bummer. Maybe she could hang out with Mercy and get a backbone.

Either way I really loved this book and I want to be Bran’s bitch. (Did I just say that? Jeesh, Casse! Have some dignity please, you are embarrassing!)

Keep reading,
Bran's Bitch!

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