Jan 202016
 
New Release Review: Cold Fusion by Harper Fox

Cold Fusion by Harper Fox Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 5th, 2016 Publisher: Samhain Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Their love is the catalyst that could save the planet…or cost their lives. As an environmental activist for Peace Warrior, Kier Mallory never hesitated to throw himself into dangerous situations. Until his hotheadedness costs the lives of two fellow crewmembers on an anti-whaling mission. He finds no refuge in his hometown on Scotland’s north coast, where everyone knows what this son of a broken fisherman has done. Effectively homeless, Mal returns to one of his favorite places—Spindrift, a rustic colony of [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 142016
 
New Release Review: The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and  Margaret K. McElderry Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 162015
 
Review: Duke of Scandal by Gaelen Foley

Duke of Scandal by Gaelen Foley Book #1 in Moonlight Square Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: October 13th, 2015 ARC provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: Jason Hawthorne, the Duke of Netherford, made it clear to the young, lovesick Felicity Carvel long ago that nothing could ever happen between them. He has earned his reputation as the Duke of Scandal–and she’s his best friend’s little sister. For honor’s sake, he vows to stay away from the lovely innocent. But six years of the wealthy libertine’s life have left Jason empty and jaded, while Felicity has blossomed into a strong, beautiful woman, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Nov 052015
 
Early Review: No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton

No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton Book #2.5 in Duke’s Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: What does a lady do when a man she’s never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn’t scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what’s her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens? James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He’s faced danger and disaster…he fears nothing [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 5, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 162015
 
Review: The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: January 1st, 2014 Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc   Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she’ll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 012015
 
Review: Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford

Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford Hellsinger #1 Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance Publication Date: December 30th, 2013 Publisher: Dream Spinner Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family’s Gilded Age estate, Tristan Pryce knew he wasn’t going to have an easy time of it. He was to be the second generation of Pryces to serve as a caretaker for the estate, a way station for spirits on their final steps to the afterlife. The ghosts were the simple part. He’d been seeing boo-wigglies since he was a child. No, the difficult part was [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 1, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 182015
 
New Release Review: One Moonlit Night by Gaelen Foley

One Moonlit Night by Gaelen Foley Book #0.5 in Moonlight Square Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: September 11th, 2015 ARC provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: At the ripe old age of two-and-twenty, Lady Katrina Glendon just can’t seem to snare a husband. Whether her frank tongue or slightly eccentric ways bear the blame, she faces a houseful of younger sisters clamoring for her, the eldest, to marry and move aside before they all end up as spinsters. When her latest suitor defects and proposes to another girl, Trinny throws up her hands in despair of ever finding a fiancé. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 18, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 032015
 
Review: The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson

The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction/Sci-Fi/Magical Realism Publication Date: March 24th, 2015 Publisher: Little Brown & Company Synopsis from Goodreads: After Henry’s girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest itself in bizarre and horrifying ways. Cause and effect, once so reliable, no longer appear to be related in any recognizable manner. Either he’s hallucinating, or the strength of his heartbreak over Val has unhinged reality itself. After weeks of sleepless nights and sick delusions, Henry decides to run away. If he can only find Val, he thinks, everything will make [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 3, 2015 at 7:00 am

Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

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Feb 092015
 
Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

We’re very excited to be hosting Sharon Lynn Fisher on the blog again today!  You might remember her from our previous Featured Author Friday post. Her science fiction novels are some of our favorites and we equally loved her newest book, Echo 8.  Be sure to watch for our upcoming review in a Science Fiction Saturday feature.  One of the best things about Sharon’s books is that she is able to blend her science fiction and romance elements seamlessly to create a perfect balance.  This time, Sharon’s tackling parapsychology.  Check out our guest post from Sharon below where she discusses just what parapsychology is and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

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Jan 272015
 
January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. This time I have a few very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!   All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 6th 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 132015
 
Early Reviews: When Good Earls Go Bad by Megan Frampton and Revealing Ruby by Lavinia Kent

HISTORICAL ROMANCE REVIEWS When Good Earls Go Bad: A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella by Megan Frampton Book #1.5 in Dukes Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015 ARC provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: What’s a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it’s his new housekeeper! She’s a far cry from the gray-haired woman he expected. Matthew is no fan of surprises, and Annabelle Tyne is pure temptation. Perhaps he shouldn’t have had her hired sight unseen. Annabelle, co-owner of the Quality Employment Agency, is no [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 13, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton

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Nov 172014
 
Early Review: The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton

The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton Book #1 in Duke’s Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 25, 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess? When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Aug 212014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Paranormal - The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was Paranormal for August so we decided on the new series debut from fan-favorite Jeaniene Frost! This one worked a little better for AH than it did for me, but we both plan to continue on in the series. The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost Book #1 in Broken Destiny Genres: New Adult Paranormal Publication Date: August 26th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin HQN Synopsis from Goodreads: In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Forged by Jacquelyn Frank

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May 022014
 
New Release Review: Forged by Jacquelyn Frank

New Release Review: Forged by Jacquelyn Frank Book 4 in The World of Nightwalkers series Release date: April 29, 2014 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes a seductive new paranormal romance set in the World of the Nightwalkers, as a battle-scarred bodyguard and a sensitive beauty risk their lives—and their hearts—in the face of evil. When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 2, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 052014
 
{Sci-Fi Saturday} Double Feature: The Ophelia Prophecy and Under Nameless Stars

In today’s Science Fiction Saturday, I bring you not one but two very different sci-fi reads.  Sharon Lynn Fisher’s science fiction romance The Ophelia Prophecy is a must read for adults while Christian Schoon’s Under Nameless Stars is more appropriate for middle-grade and YA readers who are crazy for aliens.   The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher Genre: Science Fiction Romance Publication Date: April 1st 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Tor Books  Synopsis from Goodreads: Our world is no longer our own. We engineered a race of superior fighters — the Manti, mutant humans with insect-like abilities. Twenty-five years ago they all but [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 312014
 
Early Review: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum

Early Release Review: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum Release date: April 18, 2014 Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Adams Media/Merit Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It’s her life: Dad’s a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 31, 2014 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank

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Jan 082014
 
New Release Review: Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank

New Release Review: Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank Book 3 in The World of the Nightwalkers series Release date: January 7, 2014 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank continues her scorching and sensual new series set in the world of the Nightwalkers, where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers are the vanguards against the raging forces of darkness. As a mercenary, Leo Alvarez has signed on for a lot—but he never signed on for his best friend becoming host to the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Jackson [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Oct 302013
 
Wolfin' Out Mini Reviews: Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman

This past month I read three books that tackled the “were” issue. Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman are all very different stories but they have one thing in common, the mixing of human and animal DNA. Charming has a more traditional take on the werewolf myth but blends it with fairytale stylings. Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl gives the first-person experience of a young woman who finds herself undergoing a change… And finally, Inhuman takes a look at the havoc that could be unleashed if humans started mixing our DNA with animals in order to create new [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 30, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 012013
 
Early Review: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer

Early Review: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer Book 2 in Matteo Alacran series Release date: September 3, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian Book provided by Edelweiss and Athenium Books for Young Readers Synopsis from Goodreads: The new book continues the story of Matt, the boy who was cloned from evil drug lord El Patrón in The House of the Scorpion. Now 14 years old, Matt rules his own country, the Land of Opium, the only thriving place in a world ravaged by ecological disaster. Though he knows that the cure for ending the suffering is hidden [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 1, 2013 at 9:07 am
May 252013
 
New Release Review: Forever by Jacquelyn Frank

New Release Review: Forever by Jacquelyn Frank Book 2 – The World of the Nightwalkers series Book provided by Edelweiss and Ballantine Books Release Date: May 28, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: he has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson’s spirit is a powerful one—none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 25, 2013 at 7:00 am