Aug 082014
 
Early Review: Henna House by Nomi Eve

Early Review: Henna House by Nomi Eve Release date: August 12, 2014 Book provided by NetGalley and Scribner Genre: Historical Fiction Synopsis from Goodreads: An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth century, from the acclaimed author of The Family Orchard. In the tradition of Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, Henna House is the enthralling story of a woman, her family, their community, and the rituals that bind them. Nomi Eve’s vivid saga begins in Yemen in 1920, when Adela Damari’s parents desperately seek a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Jul 312014
 
New Release Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

New Release Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep Book 11 in The Elemental Assassins series Release date: July 22, 2014 Book provided by NetGalley and Pocket Books Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis from Goodreads: Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed “The Spider,” she’s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target. There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 31, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 302014
 
Review: Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden

Burn For Me by Cynthia Eden Book #1 in Phoenix Fire Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: January 28th 2014 Book Borrowed from Local Library and Kensington Brava Synopsis from Goodreads: Under Fire… Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, not a cause. But something about the man they called Subject Thirteen got her involved. The scientists said he was a devil, and they had a decent case: Terrifying power. A bad attitude. And looks that could lead anyone to sin. . . Cain O’Connor knows the minute he catches her candy scent that Eve could drive him wild. But she’s a threat–in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 30, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 292014
 
Early Review: Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

Early Review: Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman Book 1 of the Accelerati Trilogy Book provided by NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion Release Date: February 11, 2014 Genre: Children’s, Middle Grades, Young Adult, Science Fiction Synopsis from Goodreads: The first book in a brilliantly imagined and hilarious trilogy about four kids caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla. Tesla’s Attic is the first book in a brilliantly imagined and hilariously written trilogy that combines science, magic, intrigue, and just plain weirdness, about four kids who are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 29, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 122013
 
Early Review: The Spider by Jennifer Estep

Early Review: The Spider by Jennifer Estep Book 10 in The Elemental Assassins series Release date: December 24, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The tenth book in the bestselling and “outstanding” (Romantic Times) Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series finally reveals for the first time the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadliest of assassins. For the first time, the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadly assassin “the Spider” are revealed in full. In a story that pre-dates the other nine books in the series, Gin Blanco goes [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 12, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 282013
 
Mini Review Catch Up: YA/NA Contemporary Romances

I’m trying to finish off all my 2013 ARCs before the end of December so this month I tackled some of the Young Adult (YA) and New Adult (NA) contemporary romances I had waiting for me. I wasn’t super successful at finding a winner, but read on to see what I liked best out of K.A. Tucker’s One Tiny Lie, Jennifer Echol’s Dirty Little Secret, and Teresa Mummert’s White Trash Beautiful.   White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert Book #1 in the White Trash Trilogy Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 9th 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Gallery [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 28, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 052013
 
Early Review: Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors

Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors* *see full list at the end of this post* Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Gallery Books Release date: July 23, 2013 Genre: Anthology of short stories about carnivals Synopsis from Goodreads: A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals. The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jun 192013
 
Early Review: The Right Temptation by Diane Escalera

Early Review: The Right Temptation by Diane Escalera Book provided by the author Release date: July 3, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Can a childhood crush mature into the real thing? Kayla Martinez has recently landed an RN position at a prestigious hospital in her hometown. The new job is everything she’s hoped for, especially when one hot specimen shows up in the ER. She hasn’t seen her childhood crush in years, and considering how much hotter he’s gotten over time, she almost ends up needing resuscitation. The last thing Nico LaCosta needs is a broken arm. Now his pal’s kid [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 19, 2013 at 7:00 am
Apr 252013
 
Early Review: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston Book #1 in The Rules for Disappearing series Genre: YA Contemporary/Thriller Publication Date: 12 May 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Disney-Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last. Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Mar 232013
 
Early Review: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep

Early Review: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep Book 8 in Elemental Assassins series Release date: March 26, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot. Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me — Gin Blanco, aka the Spider — it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 23, 2013 at 7:00 am
Mar 022013
 
Review: Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum #19) by Janet Evanovich

Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum #19) by Janet Evanovich *audio book borrowed and downloaded from local library’s overdrive system* Regina’s Rating: 2.5 stars/Grade D Blurb: New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do. After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 2, 2013 at 10:22 am
Jul 072012
 
Review: Fire by William Esmont

Fire by William Esmont Book won from LibraryThing [box color=yellow]Synopsis from Goodreads: It begins with the end… When Megan Pritchard clocks in for her late night shift in a Nevada brothel, she has no way of knowing it will be her last. Around the world, the dead are rising, and mankind is on the express train to extinction. As her coworkers turn into cannibalistic zombies, Megan is forced to flee into the desert with nothing but the clothes on her back and a vague plan to reach her sister in southern Arizona. Facing impossible odds, Megan embarks on a journey of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Mar 042012
 
ARC Review: Still Hot for You by Diane Escalera

ARC Review:  Still Hot For You by Diane Escalera Novella provided by the author for review Release date March 19, 2012 [box color=blue]Synopsis from Goodreads: Want to get your man talking? Give him booty! Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Shay LaCosta is pretty desperate. She’s wrecked her blissful marriage of five years by demanding she and her husband Dylan have a baby. What the hell was she thinking? She knows she was wrong and she’s ready to set things right, if only Dylan will let her. Bet he can’t shun her Booty Camp offer: delicious, white-hot sex in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 4, 2012 at 7:33 am
Dec 082011
 
Review: Cold Fire by Kate Elliot

    Cold Fire by Kate Elliot Book 2 in The Spiritwalker Trilogy Book received from Netgalley and Hachette Book Group. Published September 28, 2011 [box type="warning"] Synopsis from Goodreads: Only one thing is certain: when Hallows’ Night comes, the Wild Hunt will ride – and it feeds on mortal blood. Cat and her cousin Bee are caught in a maze of intrigue, treachery, and magic. Everyone seems to want something from them: the Cold Mages are trying to take them prisoner, and the warlord who wants to conquer all of Europa seems sure they have a special destiny to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm
Nov 262011
 
Snark Review: Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

  I hate writing bad reviews. I really, really do. But I just can’t help this snarkfest. Sorry ya’ll. Grade: F So, here I am again. I swore I wouldn’t read another Evanovich Plum Novel–after my last review of Smokin Seventeen, I swore tooth and nail to my husband, my mom, and my blog readers that I wouldn’t read it! So…I went to the library. I really just had to know if it was as bad as the previous one. After being teased that she might make a decision in 18, I let my small curiosity overshadow my intellect. Remember [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm
Nov 092011
 
Review: The Demon Side by Heaven Liegh Eldeen

    The Demon Side by Heaven Liegh Eldeen I purchased this novel from Amazon [box] When worlds collide… Every kid has problems. Every kid has even more problems when they move to a new home. But when a kid with problems moves to a new home that has a Demon living inside it—look out! Etta’s world is about to spin out of control when she encounters her new roommate—and Rahovart, that ancient trickster, is in for a few surprises too. So don’t mind all the crashing and rumbling; that’s just the normal noise Angels and Demons make when they’re [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm
Sep 292011
 
Review: Spider's Revenge by Jennifer Estep

      …I purchased this novel from Amazon Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep [box] Old habits die hard. And I plan on mur­der­ing some­one before the night is through. Killing used to be my reg­u­lar gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spi­der, assassin-for-hire. And I was very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly mat­ters: Mab Mon­roe, the dan­ger­ous Fire ele­men­tal who mur­dered my fam­ily when I was thir­teen. Oh, I don’t think the mis­sion will be easy, but turns out it’s a bit more prob­lem­atic than expected. The bitch knows I’m [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Aug 192011
 
Review: Too Hot to Touch by Louisa Edwards

  Too Hot to Touch by Louisa Edwards I purchased this novel from Amazon [box type="info"] When it comes to competitive cooking, Max Lunden is no stranger to winning…though he’s never been great at working with a team. A master chef—and major hunk—he’s traveled the world, picking up new cooking techniques as well as beautiful women. But when the prodigal chef returns home to his family’s Greenwich Village restaurant, he discovers one too many cooks in the kitchen—and she’s every bit as passionate as he is… Juliet Cavanaugh used to have a crush on Max when she was just a [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 042011
 
Review: Dangerous Desire, by Diane Escalera

  Author Review Request ~ Ebook Date of Release: July 18, 2011 Lyrical Press Publication Grade: B   [box type="info"] Sienna Diaz is desperate to find her missing beagle, no matter what it costs. She hires Cruz Santino, the best-and hottest-in the business. He’s an ex cop, dangerous on many levels, which comes in handy when all evidence indicates her beloved pet was snatched to use in a dogfighting ring.  Cruz will do whatever it takes to find Sienna’s lost pet, but he also wants results from the smokin’ hot attraction between them-and he isn’t above breaking his own hands-off-clients [ Read More of this Review ]

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