Saturday, September 3, 2011

Forever and Mockingjay

Two different series...Two different books...Same feeling. 

They both left me clutching the first two books, sobbing "WHY?  Why did they do these to two perfectly good 1st and 2nd books?!"  Both final trilogy books made me feel stabby.  They were both well written books but left the series unsatisfying.  Mockingjay had too many dangling well, Gale.  And although Maggie Stiefvater can say its not a can roll a duck in mud and call it a pig but if it don't squeal but quacks, the dirty thing is still a duck. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Die For Me by Amy Plum

I stumbled across this book browsing emusic and decided to download a few sample chapters from Amazon. I can say I am hooked right away. I instantly told my book buddy about the book before I even reached chapter 3.

I downloaded the full version and the audio for when I can't sit and read. I find myself wishing I had more time to just devour this book. I also find myself wish I wrote this book! It is amazing!

The cover is breath-taking.  The hero, Vincent, is so damn wonderful.  Kate is one of the less annoying YA heroine but she has her moments or it wouldn't be YA.  Its like an unwritten rule, that YA girls must make you want to strangle her.  But so far I can't stop reading.

GET IT NOW! READ IT! You will thank me forever.


“In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.”

“When Kate Mercier’s parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life—and memories—behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate’s guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant—an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes (Review)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Can't Wait Wednesday: Past Destinies by Constance Ruth Clark

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2011

One spurned lover, one pissed off horse and one goddess bent on happy endings.

Elizabeth isn’t interested in anything male unless he is her stallion, Black. Unfortunately men don’t feel the same about her and she has so much unwanted male attention she disguises herself as a man to escape it. One man sees right through her disguise and surprises her with a toe-curling kiss to prove it. Surely he is just like all the others……isn’t he?

Doug isn’t sure why he woke up in 1868 but one thing he can’t deny is the attraction he feels for the spirited blonde he rescued. Until he knows for sure if he’ll return to the future one thing is certain – he needs to keep her out of his thoughts ….. and his bed.

WARNING: Sappy sweet happy ending.

Synopsis from author's blog where you can read an excerpt.  Connie's Blog

Must Reads: Peachville High Demons series by Sarra Cannon

I love indie books.  I have to admit it because I like non-traditional stories.  Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy big publishers too but indie books are far less molded.  Books all have a formula and rules even indie books but much less so.  One gem amongst the indie jungle is a series I devoured in one weekend and I'm on the edge of life waiting for the next in the series.  And what is a YA book without a YA boy who isn't YA only looks like one.  Demons has one too and boy is he swoontastic enough to make any avid YA reader or writer proud...Jackson Hunt!!!!  Nuff said, read this series and you'll get it.

Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Now that she's an official member of the squad, her training can begin. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. Harper isn't there to learn dances and cheers. She became a cheerleader in order to finally learn how to control the magic inside.

The Peachville Demons cheerleading squad is really a training ground for a powerful coven of witches called the Order of Shadows. The training opens up a new world for Harper. It's a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations.

A world where every secret hides an even darker secret.

Bitter Demons - Book 3 of the Peachville High Demons series.

So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She's survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic, and met the most gorgeous boy - who also happens to be a demon. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, the Order of Shadows is determined to tighten their control on her life. So when a future Prima from a nearby demon gate comes to town, she and Harper decide to use magic to switch places at a party. All Harper wants is to have a little fun.  But the night will end in blood.
                                     And Harper will find out the attack was meant for her...

The first two book synopsis is taken from the author's site Sarra Cannon where you can go and read an excerpt.  Bitter Demon synopsis is taken from were all 3 books are sold.
The author is on Twitter Sarra's Twitter and a Tumblr Sarra's Blog

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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