Review of Midnight Man by Lisa Marie Rice

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“They were bound by the most ancient law of all. He had fought and killed for her. She was his.” 

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Series: Midnight Man

Pages: 220

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, suspense

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So this novel shall forever remain one of my favorites. It’s quite underrated as an Alpha possessive novel, no matter how many times I add it to Goodreads Listopia.

The novel starts with John, answering an ad for office space. there he meets hs new Land Lady Suzanne, an interior designer. One thing leads to another and they end up having sex. Wall Sex. Yum!!

“When I start kissing you, I won’t stop. And the first time we have sex it should be on a bed, not on the front seat of a car on the open highway. So we can take our time.”

Anyway, afterward, all is awkward until there’s a hitman trying to kill Suzanne. John is trained to kill, and basically protects her until they can figure out what ii getting her killed.

Now, John.. OMFG. He sets the bar for the Alpha Male Possessive types that I adore. He blunt, protective, sexual, aggressive, but ultimately he’s a bit of a softie for his woman.

“Of Course I’m alright.” She bit her lip. “I’m fine. Why wouldn’t I be?” 

“Because I was rough, and you were tight”

Suzanne was kind and graceful, and very feminine. Like most of Lisa Marie Rice Heroines, but she had a backbone, and whilst she was dominated by John, in all the best ways, when it counted she knew when to stand up for what was right.

“He’d always considered whatever went on between “Hello” and “Let’s get it on” to be perfectly useless. An empty wasteland of time getting to what both parties wanted.” 

The plot was a mixture of erotica and some action scenes. I think I can honestly say this book ticks all the boxes for a quick, dirty read.

Lisa Marie Rice is now one of my Favourite authors ever!!

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Review of Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay

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Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Series: Standalone

Pages: 286

Genre: Contemporary

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Matt Easton is a Hollywood Heartthrob and his publicist’s nightmare. He’s a bit of a Lothario – Sorry had to use that word one day. Mr. Hollywood is filming in the nearby town when Lana- his neighbor/pain in the butt.

Their first meeting, Lana yelled at him for standing in a metal shelter in a lightning storm. Lana doesn’t recognize Mr. Hollywood, and that intrigues him.

Lana has been hurt previously by an ex, and when Hollywood lets her in for some truths, it could make or break what small trust she has already placed in him.

I have read Louise Bay previously- The British Knight- and I loved it. Louise Bay is a very good writer. Her ability to get inside a characters head, and make it feel real, is brilliant. The Hollywood theme isn’t something that you see everyday in contemporary Romance, and this aroused my curiosity.

This book is so well written, that she is definitely one of my favorite authors, and I have brought almost all her other novels. Definitely one of my favourite contemporary Novels.

Review of Gladiator’s Honor by Michelle Styles

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Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Series: Standalone

Pages: 297

Genre: Historical, Romance

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This story takes place in a villa in ancient Rome at the time of Julius Ceaser. Julia, a relative of Ceaser, divorced her creepy husband Lucius because he abused her. This was quite a scandal!! Back living with her disappointed father and stepmother, Julia all but waits for something to make her feel alive.. Enter Valen.

Gladiators Honor

A Sexy, tortured, honorable, Muscled Gladiator…He has been sent to stay with Julia’s Family whilst the Arena Games in Rome are being prepared. Having been a gladiator for 5 years, he is destined to fight his last fight as a slave in the arena, with liberty within his reach he doesn’t need to distractions.

Julia is drawn toward the brawny brute, and the forbidden passion he invokes with her. Through a series of challenging events, dangerous ex-husbands and interfering friends and family, this delightful historical romance was one of the best I’ve read in a long time.

Erotic Romance from Ancient Rome is becoming a bit of an obsession of mine and this did not disappoint. The characters were engaging and the storyline imaginative. I especially liked the gripping gladiatorial fights!

Overall, Michelle Styles does a great job of keeping the reader engaged to the very end.

This is a great book for anyone who likes their Romance Erotica light

 

 

Review of The Vintage Girl by Hester Browne

Copy of Book Review (2)Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: N/A

Pages: 352

Format: Audiobook, Paperback

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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The Vintage Girl By Hester Browne was a bit of a whim purchase for me. I usually love Erotic Romance, but to be honest the ‘Vintage’ part of the title pulled me in. I love all things vintage, and I loved the look of the cover.
I decided to use my Audible credit to purchase this book and was not disappointed. I loved Cathleen McCarron’s voice. She was perfect for the novel.
Evie Nicholson works in a antiques store, and is a bit obsessed with all things in the past. She is invited to Kettlesheer, a struggling family mansion to value some of their stuff, and they are skint!

It was the casual rudeness that spoke of a long, long British male friendship.

Evie meets Robert McAndrew, son, and heir to the mansion, and sort of maybe falls for him.
To be honest, it was a good story, and I loved the detail of the house, the antiques, and the dancing., but I do think for me, she fell short of the romance. Other than some odd moon eyes and one kiss, there was none. That’s not to say this wasn’t a great book, but for me when it comes to romance, I love the works. Dates, mates, sex, attraction, lust.. it just didn’t have this.

 

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Review of The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Series: Standalone

Pages: 474

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult,

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“Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it really didn’t exist.” 

After 4 years of homeschool, Mallory Dodge is attending her first year of high school. Tired of not being normal and trying to hide from the past, she discovers that the past is sitting in the seat next to her.

“We’ve been separated. But we had never really been apart.” 

I have read JLA before with her Wicked and Torn books and I loved her writing style. She completely immerses the reader into the story from beginning to end. told in the first person, Mallory Dodge is a character I could relate to, that I think everyone could relate to. That is part of JLA magic. Her characters feel real.

I am familiar with New Adult books, and I was at first worried. I don’t always expect a HEA. they can go each way, and sometimes I just need a feel-good book. Not one with a really tragic ending, but I hoped JLA hadn’t let me down.

I didn’t want another literary Broken Heart.

  “Hoping never really got us anywhere, did it?” 

Mallory Dodge was a flawed character, but she was so kind and thoughtful character that I loved her instantly. She was an outsider to everyone in the world except Rider, and for the last four years, she hadn’t known him.

Rider Stark was a character who put Everyone before him. He took risks with his life because he felt he didn’t deserve to have a great life.

“The past never went away and it was not designed to do so. 
It would always be there, and it should be acknowledged.” 

The past between the two of them was heart-wrenching, and as the pair begin to sort through their emotions and trauma, you get flashbacks. They are all set from Mallory’s point of view and it is often the unseen that makes the most impact.

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There are some sad parts of the storyline, but they felt honest and very raw. There was no part of the book that I wanted to skip and I never got bored.

JLA is a talented and beautiful writer, and I thank her for such a beautiful book.

“You’re safe now,” Rider said. “I here. You’re safe, Mouse. And I know you might not believe it, but I’m going to keep you safe forever.” He swallowed and swiped at his lip. “That’s a promise.”
Forever. 
He’s promised he’d be there for me forever.
But I was of the mind that there were two types of forever. 
The good kind. 
The bad kind.
I’d learned early on that the good kind of forever was,well, it was a lie. That kind of forever literally and figuratively ended in flames, because no matter how tightly you tried to hold on, that kind of forever slipped between the fingers.
The bad kind of forever lingered like a shadow or ghost. No matter what. It stayed, always in the background.”  

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Review of Wicked Dance by Olivia Boothe

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Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Page Count: 335
Series: Chronicles of a Dancing Heart, #1
Started:19th November 2017
Finished: 29th November 2017

ARC received: Yes

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Wicked Dance is a Contemporary Romance about two damaged souls finding love.

Sara is an assistant working for a dance company after her dreams were crushed when she made a bad decision. She lives in fear of losing love again.

Tom Wright has made his money from real estate. He dates beautiful women without commitment. He lives in fear of getting close to someone. of hurting someone.

Review

First things first; I loved how the author added dancing metaphors into Sara’s life. It was the first thing that caught my eye in the first chapter.

Gracefully bobbing and weaving through the morning masses in a choreographed dance, i slithered through the amplified horde of morning commuters..

I already knew that from this, I should expect an intense, well thought out novel. The first meeting between the soon to be lovers proved that I was not wrong.

There, blazing like fiery suns, and staring at me while their owner waited in line to place an order, was the most mesmerizing set of olive-coloured eyes, I had ever seen.

See?? Also, as a side note, I actually looked forward to finding out why each chapter was named as such..

After the initial meet, Olivia Boothe excels at creating tension between the two.

“I can jump you”
My saliva caught in my throat and I swallowed hard- down the wrong pipe.
“Jump me?”

Sara was very likable and she had very relate-able reactions, to both tragedy and Tom’s intense reaction to her.

Tom had Mr Grey tendencies, but to me was more justified for his sometimes cold attitude. I still wanted to hit the pair of them over their heads with my pink fluffy slippers. SORT IT OUT!
but that’s just me.

The conflict between Sara & Tom, was mainly because of each others past pain, mistrust, and misunderstandings, and there were quite a few. They reacted to situations, better than most romances I’ve known, because they were heated. They didn’t always say what they meant, they got angry, and again, it felt more realistic and intense.

“I’ll call you,” He said, his voice staid, his eyes distant. It was dismissive.

Overall, Olivia Boothe, created a realistic, tension filled romance with hot love scenes and clever imagery.. and loads of Pizza, popcorn & wine.. perfect for a night in.

Review of Fifty Shades Freed by E L James

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Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you and stay with you forever.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Series: Fifty shades #3

Pages: 579

Genre: Contemporary

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“He makes me graceful, that’s his skill. He makes me sexy, because that’s what he is. He makes me feel loved, because in spite of his fifty shades, he has a wealth of love to give.” 

The third and final installment of the Fifty shades trilogy begins with the Gray’s Honeymoon. Christian is just as overbearing and demanding as previous books.

Once home, the action hots up when there is a car chase and which leads to a very yummy love scene in a car. I do love car sex scenes. This one was actually done really well. Sometimes because a car is small, some of the angles that is described by authors sound impossible, but Freed was perfect.

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“Oh Christian… my possessive, jealous, control freak Christian.” 

So the next few chapters are equal parts sex, emotional marriage issues, and some drama. The end few chapters heats up and the epilogue is to die for.

“I love you so much.” Trailing kisses from the nape of my neck to the edge of my shoulder. Between each kiss he murmurs, “I. Want. You. So. Much. I. Want. To. Be. Inside. You. You. Are. Mine.”

As an end to the series, this does tie up quite nicely and although my opinion of Mr. Grey changed positively and Ana grew a backbone which gave me a happy. The sex was original and E L James has a flair for writing emotions so well.

What I love the most about these novels is their Legacy.

So many Erotic ‘mommy porn’ books got published because of the popularity resulting from these novels. I am not ashamed of Mommy Porn I love reading erotic novels, and I will always love them.

This feels different than the last time—so carnal, so … necessary. He caresses my behind with his long-fingered hands, and I’m helpless, trussed up and pressed into the mattress, at his mercy, and of my own free will. He hits me again, slightly to the side, and again, the other side, then pauses slowly as he peels my panties down and pulls them off. He gently trails his palm across my behind again before continuing my spanking. I surrender myself to the rhythm of blows, absorbing each one, savoring each one … I moan loudly as my body takes over, and I come and come, convulsing around his fingers.”

 

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Review of Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

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Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Fifty Shades, #2

Pages: 532

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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The intense second installment in the Fifty Shades series is just as great as the first. At the end of the last book, we see Ana leaves Christian. She’s Scared of him and what he is capable of. She’s also afraid that he can’t love her.

“This is me, Ana. All of me…and I’m all yours. What do I have to do to make you realize that? To make you see that I want you any way I can get you. That I love you.”

Understandable.. he is fifty shades of fcuked up.
In Fifty Shades Darker, Ana and Christian resume their ‘relationship’ on the promises of “more”. When Ana leaves something clicks in Christian and he can’t bear for her to be away from him. Then a new threat of an Ex Sub, Leila, ruins was very little peace they had.

He’s overprotective and overbearing and at times heartbreaking.
It’s quite surprising how much of this story is everyday situations made extraordinary by both Christian, his wealth and his reactions to Ana’s ‘disobedience’, for example, she wants to go to New York for a work-related trip, he orders the company to stop employees at that level go.

Considering he just bought the company… that she work’s at.. not a coincidence.
My Favourite part is in chapter 13 and 14. Christian has just subdued Leila. Ana comes to the conclusion that he enjoyed still having power over Leila, and maybe he does.

Ana sees the dominant Christian in all his glory and second guesses his ability to not hurt her in the future. She tries to express her feelings, but he feels she about to leave him again and he breaks. He becomes a bit of a husk. It’s quite awful to read really. he’s such an opposing character… and that’s when I fell in love with the character of Christian Grey.

Don’t leave me,” he whispers.

“Oh, for crying out loud—no! I am not going to go!” I shout and it’s cathartic. There, I’ve said it. I am not leaving.

“Really?” His eyes widen.

“What can I do to make you understand I will not run? What can I say?”

He gazes at me, revealing his fear and anguish again. He swallows. “There is one thing you can do.”

“What?” I snap.

“Marry me,” he whispers.”

Of course, my other favorite part is Christian’s birthday party. The Lemon Martini thrown all over Elena.. at Last!!!
I would recommend this to Hopeless Romantics and those in the mood to be blown away by such an intense book.

 

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Review of Taking her Turn by Alexa Riley

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Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: N/A

Pages: 61

Genre: Contemporary Romance

ARC received: Yes

Swoon Level: Pass the Smelling salts 

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Mina and her Husband Kingsley have the perfect marriage… except that Kingsley is afraid he will hurt her if he releases his full alpha on his wife. Mina decides to take a little control, to unleash the beast within.

She’s the most important thing to me on this earth and I have to protect her. Even from Myself

Perfect for fans of over possessive alpha males, Alexa Riley short Novels are great to satisfy my dirty mind. This is the second(?) time that AR have written about an already married and happy couple.

I’m done trying to pretend I’m not an animal for you. I’m done forcing myself to be calm when all I want to do is mount you on the nearest surface and rut.

AR novels have this bluntness about the heroes that I love. There’s not Bullshit about them. Me Tarzan you Jane. So hot!
I love a sassy heroine, and Mina is a virginal wife with a dirty mouth.. gets her in trouble.. yum!

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And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You gotta promise not to stop when I say when she sang

Foo Fighters- Everlong

Review of Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

Copy of Book Review (2)Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Harper Connelly Mystery, #1

Pages: 232

Genre: Paranormal, Crime Thriller

Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she’s providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living – but she’s used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she’s become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it’s always urgent – even if the dead can wait forever.

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I really, really wanted to lose awareness of the here and now. The best way for me to do that was bury myself in a book.”

This book seemed perfect for, but I was a little unsure as I didn’t enjoy the latter part of her Sookie Stackhouse series. Charlaine Harris novels have always been so descriptive, and the language is just enjoyable, but sometimes her plots seem a little rushed towards getting to the end.

It’s often like she gets bored.

But, I needed something less paranormal for a change. I have been heavily reading some Vampire novels with lots of names, myths, and magic, that I wanted a step back…

This book was perfect for what I needed.

Characters

Harper: The Heroine of the story, Harper, has a gift/curse to be able to feel for dead bodies. The story is told solely from Harper’s point of view, and she had a great voice. She had clearly had a rough upbringing, and her only solace was her Step Brother Tolliver.

Tolliver: He was described as having a ponytail and a mustache. At first, I’m thinking Lynard Skynard but then I did a bit of googling and well…

enough said… he was a great brother, but Charlaine Harris kept dropping not so subtle hints about a future relationship…

The chemistry between the two isn’t sexual, but there is an overwhelming feeling that they both want more.

The Strange: when Harper was 15 she got struck by lightning and now she can sense the dead. It’s described as a vibration, that gets stronger as she moves closer to the body. What I loved about this is how simple that is. It’s very black and white and makes for a great Paranormal element, but also it is believable enough for a Crime reader to enjoy.

Recommended for: Crime Crusader, Paranormal Purveyor,

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Review: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Copy of Book Review (2)This is Probably the hardest book review I have ever written.

I contemplated writing this because of 1) the subject matter 2) My reaction to this book. I’ve put on my Big Girl pants, so here goes…

Forbidden

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

First off, this book is about an incestuous relationship between a brother and a sister. There I said it… Obviously, this book is controversial and taboo, BUT it’s one of the most moving, shocking books I have ever had the pleasure to read.

“You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.”

Let’s start with the title & cover. Many books I’ve read have the same title. Mostly Paranormal books, where ones an angel the other a demon.. etc.. But really I don’t think the author could have picked a better one. The cover is genius. The barbed wire indicates prison and of course in a heart shape, which only reinforces the Forbidden part.

“At the end of the day it’s about how much you can bear, how much you can endure. Being together, we harm nobody; being apart, we extinguish ourselves.”

Prior to reading this book, I had not read anything by this author, and I haven’t read anything since, although when I look back, I can’t say why.

You know when people say they have a Book Hangover… I couldn’t stop thinking about this book WEEKS later, that’s how heart-wrenching this story is. The Story is slow, to begin with, but I liked the Britishness of it all.

“Out of the millions and millions of people that inhabit this planet, he is one of the tiny few I can never have.”

I come from a working Class background so I could relate to some of it, but (and I don’t know if this is harmful to the book or not) it was based on what I call ‘benefits Britain’- I don’t mean to be derogative but think Jeremy Kyle.

Their situation, I’m sure nowadays, isn’t unusual, but it is tragic, made only better/worse for their love for each other.

“There are no laws, no boundaries on feelings.We can love each other as much and as deeply as we want.No one, Maya, no one can ever take that away from us.”

I recommend this book to everyone. Ignore your initial misconceptions. Give it a go, you will not be disappointed.

WARNING: This book will make you Laugh, ugly Cry, Gasp, and possible throw it across the Room.

“As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”

Review: Bite the Dust by Cynthia Eden

Copy of Book Review (2)Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Blood and Moonlight #1

Pages: 244

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Vampires. Werewolves. Beasts that hunt in the night. When New Orleans Detective Jane Hart investigates her first official homicide case, she never expects to have her world ripped apart. But the murder she’s investigating is part of a deadly war between vampires and werewolves and now Jane is caught in that eternal battle. A battle that can’t end well.

Werewolf Aidan Locke has been running New Orleans for years. It’s his job to keep the vamps out of the city. But when a Master Vampire comes to town, determined to unleash hell, Aidan knows it’s time to fight with all the fury of his pack. Beast versus vamp, until the last breath. Then he meets Jane.

One look, one taste, and Aidan knows that Jane is far more than she seems. Far more than she even knows herself to be. She’s important in the paranormal war, not a pawn to be used, but a queen to be won. And if he can’t keep her at his side, if he can’t stop the darkness from descending on the town then Jane Hart will become not just a fierce cop, not some guardian, but something deadlier. Darker. Aidan will fight heaven and hell to change her fate. To change their fate because he is more than just a predator.

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And Jane is more than prey. Far more.

Format: Audiobook

Narrated by Sophie Eastlake. I liked her performance, she had a calming voice, and in doing so made the thriller parts seem scarier.

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I have read several of Cynthia Eden’s books and they are amazing. She is so imaginative and this is a fabulous example of why I love this author.

A brutal murder leads Jane to a victim whose blood was drained and throat ripped out. Then the body disappears, and Jane is introduced to Aiden, the Alpha of the pack, and the one who needs to stop Jane from interfering in the Otherworld..

“Are you sniffing me?”
He stopped.
“Because that is some weird serial killer shit if you’re doing that. Don’t make me go for my gun again.”

Jane was incredibly likable; a tough as nails cop who was Kick-Ass. She reminded me a bit of Jane Tennison from Prime Suspect.

Aiden.. oh Aiden. Just yum! He was demanding and strong, Possessive and protective.

“What was that about? Why did you kiss me?”
Propping his shoulders against the door, he leaned back and let his gaze sweep over her. “I want to fuck you.”
She stopped pacing.
“I thought the kiss made that pretty clear.” He lifted a brow. “Was I too vague? Should I try again?”
“You’re not supposed to say things like that.” Her voice had gone hoarse.
She obviously had him confused with a human. Her mistake. “What am I supposed to say? That you’re beautiful? That you charm me? That I look at you and ache?” His laughter was rough. “Those lines are for mortals, not for me. That isn’t the way I work.”
After drawing a quick breath, she took a step toward him. “How do you work?”
“I’m a very primitive kind of guy.” That was the flat truth. “When I see something I want, I take it.”
“I’m not something. I’m someone.”
“And I’m not the flowers and candy type. I am the type who’ll give you so much pleasure you’ll scream until you’re hoarse.”
She stared at him. “Got it. You’re the way too overconfident type.”

Cannot wait for the next in the series

Review of Here be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright

... And this is why I read Paranormal Romance.

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Deep in your Veins, #1

Pages: 258

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Sam Parker is a Svente Vampire. The weakest out of the three breeds of Vampires. Trapped with her sire, Victor, Sam has resigned herself to his cruelty, until one night she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand Master’s Army.

Once there she meets with Jared, The Grand Master’s Heir, and the sexist man she has ever met.

The Pagori, the super strong breed, and the Keja the beautiful breed, often look down on svente due their weaker, and less beautiful nature, however, Sam’s gift is usually strong, which earns her a place as a co-commander of the army as well as the only woman svente vampire.

Problem is that there is a war coming and the army needs Sam, so does Jared, they just don’t know how much.

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I started this book, via audible, Saturday night before bed. What started as a quick 30 minute listen to relax before bed, became three hours of ‘This is great!!!’

I adore it when you begin a book, and you just know you are going to buy and love every book that this author writes!!

Format

AudioBook: The book was narrated by two people.

The part of Sam was narrated by Justine Eyre, Whilst the male part was played by P J Ochlan. Whilst Justine did brilliant, unfortunately, PJ butchered the cockney accent. Dick Van Dyke would be proud.

“Men! If he was a woman he’d be considered a bit of a slut, but apparently because he was a male it was completely normal and acceptable.”

I had read Suzanne Wrights, Phoenix Pack series previously, so I knew to expect a good novel, but this book was amazing.

Characters

Sam was Fabulous. She was kick ass, strong, and sassy-as-fuck. She was brutally honest and completely knew her own strength. She swore like a trooper, and I loved her for it!

How could you be attracted to someone who made you so pissed off that you’d considered burning their balls with a lighter?”

I rolled my eyes at Jared quite a few times, especially when he said something sexist. At times he was a pig, and he was always wrong about Sam, but he had a heart of gold. He was fiercely protective of Antonio (the Grand Master) and his twin brother.

Romantic Conflict

“Whether she realized it yet or not, this betting stuff and the constant conflict between us was foreplay.”

Sam, had a terrible past with vampires underestimating her, along with believing that she was a second-class citizen because she used to be a consort to her sire, she’s a Svente and she’s a woman.

Jared had never really had a relationship other than with his three (yes three) consorts. He was prejudice, and arrogant. He was exactly what Sam hated in this Vampire Society.

Understandably this caused misunderstanding between the two, along with fights. The banter between the two was so funny.

Jared’s lips were suddenly at my ear. “The only vampire who’ll be manhandling you tonight is me.”

“If I let you.”

“You get such satisfaction out of teasing me, don’t you?”

“I still maintain that you like it.”

Supernatural Elements

“Three breeds? Well you see, basically, you know how there are varying accounts of vampires? Some humans report us to be terribly aggressive with hulk-like strength, some report us to be entrancingly beautiful and charming, and others believe that we are actually more human-like than the stories say. Well the reason for all the confusion is that there are actually different breeds.”

Not completely original. Vampire Academy has the whole three breeds of Vampires, each with special gifts, but what I loved about these was that some of the powers where SOO original. For example
🦇 His gift was power augmentation, meaning that he could weaken or strengthen the gift of another.
🦇 Thorn-exhaling vampire
🦇 He was a Shredder: his gift allowed him to disband until he was nothing but molecules and then reform again at will.
🦇 one of them could become a slime
🦇 Another was a merger. they could merger forms

Conclusion

Hose me down with Holy water- this was a great read. I have found a great Vampire Romance, that has a Kick-Ass heroine and an Alpha Vampire, with an intriguing world- A Perfect Trio!!

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Review of Southern Spirits by Angie Fox (FREE on Amazon & KOBO)

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #1

Pages: 320

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Verity, is on the brink of losing her ancestral house. In debt because she left her fiancee at the altar, she’s selling house to repay.

Whilst selling everything she comes across an vase and scatters the dirt on her roses.

This action causes an ex-gangster Frankie the German to appear back from the dead.

He’s the great-great grand uncle of aforementioned fiancee, and he is going to help her keep her house.

Less than a year ago, my life had been so simple. I had a nice little freelance design business going. I was marrying a man I thought I loved. And then –poof. Ghosts in my kitchen and ramen for breakfast.”

Verity was a pure southern Belle and I absolutely adored her. Even though she was scorned by the ex, she didn’t have a bad word to say in public about him.

She was funny and super likeable, and smart. Everything I was happy reading. When she was in danger/pain she had real reactions. I loved her inner monologue.

The next morning I was up bright and early. Mostly because I’d sold the curtains.”

She also had a pet skunk!!

Ellis..well I hated his name. For some reason in my head I kept scoffing ‘ stupid name’

That’s the ONLY fault I had.

The storyline with hidden jewels, cash and murders did not get dull once, and it was an even pace the whole book.

“chill swept the room. I retreated until my back hit solid wood. I’d never seen a ghost or heard a ghost although I watched Ghost Adventures on television and I certainly believed in them and sweet Jesus I was trapped.”

This book isn’t very romance orientated, but I liked that all the focus was on a clever plot full of humor, action, ghosts and small town politics.

Great read.

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Review of The Pageant by Leigh Walker

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Vampire Royals, #1

Pages: 204

Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance

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I’m a part of the Netgalley readers community, and I was shocked by the lack of Vampire Novels. In my desperation I searched ‘Vampire’ and this was the ONLY book.

But it must have been kismet because this book was awesome.

It’s set in a slightly futuristic American, where there is a Vampire Royal Family.

The Prince, Dallas, is looking for a wife, and he wants a human wife one from one of the settlements. And so begins, a ‘The Bachelor’ type reality with Vampires, Rebels and an impending war.

I’ve heard this book called ‘The Selection’ with Vampires. I haven’t read The Selection, so I can’t really compare, but it was a great read.

Sensitivity training so they won’t insult the Vampires. Now I’ve heard of everything.

The Heroine

Gwen was a likable heroine. At first, she had a kind of Katniss complex, looking out for family etc.

“I no longer let myself want things. Wanting wasn’t something I could afford. It lead only to disappointment.”

She made friends quickly, and was quite sassy, and clearly wanted to help. I could see that the author was setting her up to be a ruler.

She was my friend, and she was kind. And she was certainly easier to get along with than me.”

The Hero

Very Byronic. He had a tortured, kind of way about him. He clearly had a lot of responsibility and was trying to change the problems within the kingdom.

The Vampire Myth

Fangs, impervious to bullets, drink only liquids (Blood & Wine) Northern Vampires can have children, Vampire can be made via bite.

Conclusion

Amazing, 5 star YA Vampire read. I believe it’s a Trilogy and I cannot wait to start The next in the series- The Gala

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Review: Reckoning by Jeanine Frost

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Night Huntress, 0.5

Pages: 100

Genre: Paranormal Romance

In New Orleans, a pair of undead ghoul serial killers is about to turn Mardi Gras into a horror show – unless the immortal hitman Bones can hunt them down first. Can he avoid redhaired vampire mercenary in pursuit at the same time? From anthology Unbound.

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I wasn’t sure about this. A Pre-Cat Bones, seems like I’m cheating on the other books.

Not only that, but I really hoped he would shag anything. As unfair as that sounded but I’ve got addicted to their relationship.

A Hard limit for me, in Romance is a cheater. He/she cheats, I walk.

Sooo pleased it didn’t happen. Thank you Ms Frost.

The story was Bones basically hunting a pair of Ghoul murders. In relation to the actual series, you don’t need to have any prior knowledge, and it doesn’t alter the series that I’ve read this far.

It was also set in New Orleans, a place I’ve dreamed of going for years, so I ate that up.

5 star short read.

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Review: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Rating: 🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇

Series: Night Huntress, #2

Pages: 357

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever…and Bones won’t let her get away again.

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“You know that old saying. Once you go dead, no one’s better in bed.”
I am so Happy…so very very happy.. Cat and Bones are back, and they are better than ever..
4 years have passed since Cat left Bones in Halfway to the Grave, and she has missed him like crazy, and he’s been hunting her.
Cat is such an amazing heroine, she has a level of compassion that astonishes me, but it just proves that she is more human than Vampire, and that is the whole point of her.
“I have been stabbed, shot, burned, bitten, beaten unconscious too many times to count, and even staked. None of those held a candle to the pain I felt at seeing his mouth on hers.”
I love Bones. There’s a scene where he first returns to the end of the book he is a complete scene stealer.

“You know what your problem is, Justina? You’re in desperate need of a good shag. “Not that I’m offering you one myself, mind. My days as a whore ended back in the seventeen hundreds.”

The gin was abruptly sucked back into my lungs as I gasped. He did not just tell my mother about his former profession; sweet Jesus, let me have heard incorrectly!

I hadn’t, and Bones went right on. “… But I have a friend who owes me a favor and he could be persuaded to… Kitten, are you all right?”

I’d stopped breathing as soon as he casually admitted to his prior occupation. Add that to the liquid stuck in my lungs, and no, I wasn’t all right.”

Cat now heads up a team for the government who kills and studies vampires, and she is an amazing leader, which was the bit I had a little problem with. No one is that perfect.
Still, her gin drinking won me over.
“Juan gave Bones the most admiring look he’d bestowed on him yet. “You talked her into going without panties all these years? Madre de Dios, now that’s impressive. I could learn a great deal from you, amigo.”
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Review of How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Life was good, even with the undead

Rating: 🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇

Series: Love at Stake, #1

Pages: 371

Genre: paranormal romance

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Nobody said love was perfect…

Roman Draganesti is charming, handsome, rich…he’s also a vampire. But this vampire just lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn’t have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop-sided eater for all eternity.

Things aren’t going well for Shanna Whelan, either. After witnessing a gruesome murder, she’s next on the mob’s hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral, because she’s afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she’s found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman’s fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her?

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With a tagline like ‘It’s just as easy to fall in love with the undead’, I was super excited to start this novel. The title suggests an almost manual-like story, but alas. It does not tell me how to marry a Millionaire Vampire.

I’ve read a lot of vampire novels, in fact, I breathe them, so this is a great addition to my vast collection.

I love the cover, the wedding dress, with the door open, looking outward to a very blood red sky with a bat flying away is very cool to me. If only there was a desktop wallpaper…mmm. let’s settle for a picture of Eric from True Blood then…

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The back cover states ‘ leaving him a lop-sided eater for all eternity’ this made me chuckle. Many authors have managed to create humorous vampire novels, like Mary Janice Davidson and Gerry Bartlett, so I was looking forward to this!!

“Roman might have survived the Great Vampire War of 1710, but he was about to face an even worse terror.
A mortal female in full rage.”

 

 

The Hero

Roman Draganesti (great name) is a tortured hero. Believing he is going straight to hell because he is an abomination. He is a part of some very forward thinking Vampires, who have helped create a robot that Vampires can drink from. However, upon trying said robot, he chips a tooth. He has an immediate attraction to Shanna, and although he’s reserved at first (see above abomination) he acts on his lust.

The Heroine

Shanna is quite a strong character, even in the face of the unknown, she doesn’t buckle. She doesn’t demand to be a Vampire, and she is very self-aware. Despite being kidnapped by a creature she did not know exist, she didn’t fall to pieces. She was not a damsel in distress, no matter however it seems she is portrayed by both the cover and he blurb. She did, however, have a fear of Blood, which was kind of ironic.

The Myth

In HTMAMV – Vampires are like corpses when it’s daylight. However, during the night they have a heartbeat.   There is also Vamp TV network, and once again, blood substitute.

“Gregori strutted toward the door. “I’m too sexy for my cape, too sexy for my fangs. Too sexy.” He whirled in a circle, then struck a disco pose with a hand pointing at the ceiling. “Too sexy!” He left with a flourish of his cape.”

I loved this first start to a new series, it was humorous and sexy, and a great premise for the rest of the series.

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Review of Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Rating: 🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇

Series: Women of the Otherworld, #1

Pages: 436

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Elena Michael’s is the only female werewolf in the world. Her past has been filled with anger and violence, and for once Elena just wants to be human again.

After moving away from her pack, Elena is forced back to help hunt and kill rogue Werewolves who are challenging pack authority.

“Are you the welcoming committee? Or has Jeremy finally chained you up to the front gate where you belong?”
“I missed you too.”

This book was recommended to me by a friend some years ago, and it is Dreadfully good!! Elena is such a complex character. On the one hand, she is the mate of Clay, and she is desperately still in love with him, but he betrayed her by turning her into a werewolf. Her wolf once around her pack feels at home, but her human side is better away from the pack. She is capable of incredible anger but hates that about herself. She also Hates Clay about that too.

She is the strongest Tracker of her kind, and also the only female, a myth amongst her kind. She tracks rogue werewolves, and then mostly kills them. or warns them. Pack law is harsh.

“The truth is, if a werewolf behaved like this psychopath it wouldn’t be because he was part animal, but because he was still too human. Only humans kill for sport.”

Now Clay. oooo yummy. He’s pure crazy, killer, but he has a huge love for Elena. He’s much different from other Hero/Alpha male types that you see in Most Paranormal Romances. He’s a Killer, and he’s okay with that. He does what his pack leader/adopted father needs, whatever it takes.

“You forget, darling.
am the local psychopath.”

Armstrong packs a powerful first book punch. Her story world is filled with loss, anger, death, blood, love, and family.

It’s also less mystical than the rest. It’s gritty enough that it’s not that unbelievable. The way she describes the transformation from humans to wolf is descriptive and ugly, not at all the sexy that you get used to in most Paranormal Romances.

Recommended to —> 

If you like to read Crime novels, I recommend this to you 100% because, other than the odd change, it has all the mystery, violence and suspense of a good Crime novel.

“Spend too much time around these guys and you become a little too nonchalent about blood-soaked clothes and bodies in the trunk”

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Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost

Rating:  🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇

Series: Night Huntress #1

Pages: 358

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father – the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs.

She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner – are there actually good vampires?

Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat

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Every now and there a book comes along to solidify my love of Paranormal Romance.

This is it. And it’s just the beginning of a marvelous series of books.

Whenever I re-read HTTG, I have a huge killer watt smile on my face.

The dialogue between Cat and the cast of characters is funny and clever and never boring.

Lucifer’s bouncing balls, Kitten, not again!

Cat and Bones interaction is stunning. Cat is incredibly stubbon huntress and kills any vampire that she finds. Spurned on by a horrendous mother her ignorence about Vampires is slowly changing, influenced by Bones.

Bones basically fills the gap that Spike from Buffy had. Bleach blonde hair, British and very naughty. Plus he’s a vampire.

Cat was promised by Bones to find her Vampire father, if she helps him hunt the worst Vampires.

There is only one way to fight, and that’s dirty. Clean gentlemanly fighting will get you nowhere but dead, and fast. Take every cheap shot, every low blow, absolutely kick people when they’re down, and maybe you’ll be the one who walks away.

Overall, I love this series and I am re-reading the books and will be posting review in the next few weeks..

PS these books are the reasons I write and blog.

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Review: Dark Lover by J R Ward

“You have cable?” He nodded toward her TV.
She tossed him the clicker. “Sure do. And if I remember, there’s a Godzilla marathon on TBS tonight.”
“Sweet,” the vampire said, kicking his legs out. “I always root for the monster.”
She smiled at him. “Me, too.”

Rating: 🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1

Pages: 393

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance

 

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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.

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This book has over 11,000 reviews on Goodreads, and the average rating is 4.21 out of 5. That’s pretty high!!

The book is a start of a new original vampire take. The vampires are alpha males, each with a dark past and an even darker wardrobe. They kill and fight Lessers- Creepy white-haired guys who smell of baby powder. They also don’t feed off humans, they feed off other vampire’s.

Let’s start with Wrath, JR Ward has a knack for creating Dark Brooding types, and this Blind King, is just the start for this series. He is moody, got a dark past, and of course going blind. He hasn’t stepped up and become king yet, through fear of failure and a drive to find those responsible for his parent’s death.

Beth is a half vampire although at the beginning she does not know this. Her father, friend of the King has just died and Wrath is looking to protect her.  Beth is kind, but she’s also not a walk over.

“Wrath dragged Beth into his arms and hugged her hard, talking in that other language again. When he pulled back, he ended the monologue with something like leelan.
Beth: “Is that vampire talk for bitch?”

JR Ward explains the world very well, between hellren, Shellen, Lessers, Omega and Scribe Virgin, JR ward delivers an awesome brutal world, filled with passion, blood, and action.

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Review: Crimson Debt by Evangeline Anderson

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Born to Darkness, #1

Pages: 305, Ebook

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Werewolf

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Addison will do anything for her best friend. this includes join forces with Alec, a master four-star vampire to release her friend from the clutches of an evil, sadistic six-star vampire.

Trouble is, Addison cannot let her hatred or lust for Alec will get in her way..

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I have a huge love for Vampires and Evangeline Anderson, so when I heard about this series, I was really excited and bought both books in the series.

Addison had a very strong character and at times, I was mixed pissed off at her and mixed in awe. She has spirit and spunk and doesn’t take any shit, but this gets her in trouble and at times I was shouting at the Kindle, but without her, I imagined the book would be very boring.

Now Alec, oh my dear Alec, at first he comes off as an arrogant dick whose only interest was himself, however, as the story continues, you find he is a compassionate merciful vampire. A complete rarity in a world filled with cruel, sadistic and brutal Vampires.

This is a story of love and sacrifice, of pain and pleasure.

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Review: The Vampire’s Kiss by Cynthia Eden

“I give to you my blood, my life. Take it, become one. One of the chosen. Be of the night. Be of me.

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Series: None

Pages: 199

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Savannah Daniels needs to die in order to execute vengeance against the monster that murdered her brother and his wife. Enter William Dark, a vampire who promises eternity and revenge in exchange for her company… for eternity.

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For me, this is the quintessential Vampire Romance. It has everything that a good vampire novel should have.

After the wake of such Vampire pop culture as Buffy and Twilight, vampires tend to have a soul. They fill pages and pages feeling guilty about what they’ve done and they brood! – A lot! Which is fine.. for a while. Then you get a book like this with a character like William and it changes things. When I read this it was shortly after I had read Twilight, and William was my introduction to a more naughtier Vampire. Okay, sure at some point William is not happy to condemn her soul.. yadda, yadda.. But I am glad to see that about 4 paragraphs into it; he don’t care!! To say the least, it was refreshing for me.

This book also kicked off for me my true love for Paranormal Romance, so for this I am eternally grateful (get it!!) This was also the first Cynthia Eden book that I read and have been hooked ever since.

This book had the right mix of romance and action and was very sweet, but hot at the same time, and I Loved it!!
I no longer fear the darkness.
-Entry from the diary of Savannah Daniels de Montfort,
January 1, 2005.

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Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight by S J Maas

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Pages: 228

Genre: Paranormal & Fantasy,

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their Court..

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“Stars flickered around us, sweet darkness sweeping in. As if we were the only souls in a galaxy.”

I grinned so much during this book, my jaw hurt. I loved the friendships and the Christmassy feel, plus Rhysand!!

Not to brag, but I read it in one sitting…

“Dangerous words, Rhysand,” Amren warned, strutting through the door, nearly swallowed up by the enormous white fur coat she wore. Only her chin-length dark hair and solid silver eyes were visible above the collar. She looked— “You look like an angry snowball,” Cassian said.”

It was funny, Heart warming, and at one point I got a little choked up. This story to me what very much a ‘what happens after a war novel’

“To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.”

Review: A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Copy of Book Review (2)Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3

Pages: 699

Genre: Ya Fantasy

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With the release of A Court of Frost and Starlight within the next 24 hours, I thought I’d post my final thoughts on the previous book, ACOWAR.

I was super excited about this book. I even booked the day off work when it was released. With the cliffhanger from ACOMF, I wanted answers…

“A Shadow slammed into the eath before us, cracking the ice toward every horizon.
Not a shadow.
A Illyrian warrior. ”

From that point on I couldn’t stop smiling, and then when Rhysand came back on the page, I SQUEALED… Needless to say, the neighbourhood dogs started barking.

He leaned down, nuzzling my throat. “Don’t you want to comfort your mate, who has missed you terribly these weeks?”

In the previous books, War has been brewing between the King of Hybern, and the rest of Prythian. The Inner Circle are reunited, and it’s fabulous!! I love the way SJM has written the friendship; it is stunning.

Only you can decide what breaks you

Tamlin the tool is back, and earlier in the book, I felt nothing but anger to him, and by the end, I guess he made amends, a little.

The pace of the book was uneven but in a captivating way. the scenes of war were fast as expected, and the family comforting and almost warm.

“Night Triumphant- and the Stars Eternal.”

There was just no point in the book where it lulled for me. I never got bored, I never skipped pages, I just kept wanting more.

There are a few things I had wished that the SJM had answered, like relationships within the Inner Circle, her sister full gifts, and the outcome of other characters within the series, such as other High Lords.

I am sooooo pleased that there is a next book coming out, and maybe some answered.

In my opinion, these books are pure perfection, and SJM will have a fan for life…

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Review: A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J Maas

To the Stars that Listen and the Dreams that are answered..

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2

Pages: 626

Genre: YA Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling

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Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”

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This Book is the best out of the trilogy. There’s a lot in this book, and I can’t say much with creating spoilers, which will simply not do.

That being said…

Rhysand is the most handsome High Lord. Rhysand is the most delightful High Lord.Rhysand is the most cunning High Lord

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Next Tuesday, A Court of Frost and Starlight is releasing, number 3.5 in the Court of Thornes and Roses series. So I thought in the lead-up, I will post my reviews of the previous books ( No spoilers!!)

Rating: 🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1

Pages: 416

Genre: YA Fantasy, Fairytale retelling

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WOW!!!

I was about a year late for the hype of this book. I read this book, the first time in January 2017, and it blew me away.

Firstly, the woman on the cover is wearing a very decorative feather outfit, and of course THAT tattoo (if you don’t know what I’m talking about -read it) IMHO, the cover is simple and tells you very little of the story until you have read it.

Prior to this, I hadn’t read any books with Faes in, and what the author calls Fae, I would think elves- like Lord of the Rings.

When you open the book, the first thing I notice is a Map of the magical realm called Prythian. It looks a little bit like The British Isles, with Hybern looking like Ireland. Prythian is broken up into courts, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, day and night courts, with a wall dividing them and the Mortal Realm.

The story begins with Feyre, a Human who kills a ‘Beast’ to ensure her family survive the winter. Her punishment lies on the other side of the Wall. She is brought to the Spring Court, by Tamlin- The High Lord.

Let me make this clear for you, girl: you can either come live at my home in Prythian- offer your life for the wolf’s in that way- or you can walk outside right now and be shredded to ribbons. Your choice. – Tamlin

Feyre is introduced to the cruel, but beautiful world of Prythain, with its strange dreamlike creatures, and curses. But can Beauty survive falling in love with the Beast?

“I love you,’ he whispered, and kissed my brow. ‘Thorns and all.”

Recommended to: Everyone!!!

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Review: A Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Gemma Doyle, #1

Pages: 403

Genre: YA, Fantasy

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After the death of her mother, Gemma is sent to Spence, a boarding school in England. Gemma gets visions of the future, and along with a new set of friends, gets entangled in a Shadowy supernatural group The Order. Can she accept her destiny?

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“Because you don’t notice the light without a bit of shadow. Everything has both dark and light. You have to play with it till you get it exactly right.”

I was looking forward to this book, I have a great love of history and of paranormal, and this seemed like a great fit. I also thought that the title was so compelling.

I had never read anything by Libba Bray before but by a few sentences in I had already popped on Amazon and bought the sequels, A Sweet Far Thing & Rebel Angels.

The utterly gorgeous cover, the white corset, with the brown background just screams Victorian, so appeals to those who love Historical fiction.

“How I’d love to get away from here and be someone else for a while in a place where no one knows or expects certain things from me.”

Gemma Doyle is a strong, feminist character. Despite having a gift/curse, that she doesn’t understand, I found Gemma to be likeable. I also liked that her gift/curse was something believable if that makes sense.

There were quite a few chapter endings that had a shock, that keeps you reading and the friendships between the girls build so it has that feeling of a journey.

This book was great, and I haven’t finished the series yet. There are so many books getting in the way, but I am hoping to finish this year.

“May I suggest that you all read? And often. Believe me, it’s nice to have something to talk about other than the weather and the Queen’s health. Your mind is not a cage. It’s a garden. And it requires cultivating.”

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Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Vampire Academy, #1

Pages: 332

Genre: YA Fantasy, Vampire,

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“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”

Review

I couldn’t review Twilight & Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, without adding a review for Vampire Academy.

I love the Red/Black cover, it’s very striking and the whole series stands out on my bookshelf really well.

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever . . .

The novel starts halfway through the story. Lissa’s parents & brother have been killed, and they’ve been on the run for the two years. quickly, the story evolves, into a face paced adventure into their world.

High school Bully, cliques, Murder, Body Changes, and secrets are all adding up to a very sinister, funny, Young Adult fiction.

Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Princess Diaries meets Twilight

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Jessica, #1

Pages: 351

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Jessica gets a visit from a Romanian enigmatic vampire Prince – he’s also her fiance. He is there to win her heart, and take her home to prevent a war, and rule the Vampires.

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The cover and the title, makes it sound like yet another YA vampire book, and although its both of those things, it is also quite an emotionally charged book.

I’ve read more Adult Vampire Books- eg, Black Dagger Brotherhood, but I felt that Lucius was far more intense.

“…If anything else, all I ever did was love you….”

The Book was really funny.

“Why?”

“Because…because he’s so tall,” Mindy explained, like height was proof of good character. “And did I mention European?”

“Yes. It’s so much better to be stalked by a tall European that an American of average height.”

Lucius was funny, considering he was so serious, he was also quite funny.

“I like pink.”
Lucius sniffed. “It’s just red’s sorry, weak cousin.”

“Jessica. For god’s sake,” he said. “Allow me to do at least one common courtesy for you. In spite ow what ‘women’s lib’ teaches you, chivalry does not imply that women are powerless. On the contrary, chivalry is an admission of women’s superiority. An acknowledgment of your power over us. This is the only form of servitude a Vladescu ever practices, and I perform it gladly for you. You, in turn, are obligated to accept graciously.”

I really loved this book, it was funny, a clever premise, the only problem is that the novels stopped at two. It needed more into the world. furthermore, there was no real ‘Guide’ feel to it, and there was no real dating either, but with a different title, I could have given it 5 stars.

Now whether the title was the publisher/editor change, I’m not sure but it doesn’t seem that the author had this title when writing the book.

I think the author could develop the series a bit more, but is very delightful read. 5 stars