Mar 102014
 
Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen

Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen Book 1 in The Malediction Trilogy Release date: April 1, 2014 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Book provided by Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy… For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cecile de [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 10, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 262014
 
Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

I read a ton of YA books last year and, while some of them were very good, a lot of them were hit or miss.  This year I’m trying to get back to my adult paranormal roots a little bit more, but that doesn’t mean I am totally going to ignore my new YA leanings.  Today I’ll give you a peek into the YA books (and one NA novella!) I’ve been reading lately and let you know which ones are worth your time!   Uninvited by Sophie Jordan Book #1 in the Uninvited series Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Publication Date: January 28th 2014 ARC Provided [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 7:00 am
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
Aug 162013
 
New Release Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson

Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson Book #3 in the Sentinels of New Orleans series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: August 13th 2013 Print Galley Provided by Tor Books Synopsis from Goodreads: An undead serial killer comes for DJ in this thrilling third installment of Suzanne Johnson’s Sentinels of New Orleans series The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi. New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Thanks to a tip from the undead [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 16, 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 012013
 
Review: Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson Book #1 in the Thieftaker Chronicles Genre: Historical/Paranormal Mystery Publication Date: July 3rd 2012 Book Borrowed from Local Library  Synopsis from Goodreads: Boston, 1765: In D.B. Jackson’s Thieftaker, revolution is brewing as the British Crown imposes increasingly onerous taxes on the colonies, and intrigue swirls around firebrands like Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. But for Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker who makes his living by conjuring spells that help him solve crimes, politics is for others…until he is asked to recover a necklace worn by the murdered daughter of a prominent family. Suddenly, he faces another [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 1, 2013 at 7:00 am
Apr 152013
 
New Release Review: Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Love Irresistibly by Julie James Series: FBI/US Attorney #4 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: April 2, 2013 HE’S USED TO GETTING WHAT HE WANTS… A former football star and one of Chicago’s top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker’s help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator’s table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate—and he’s not afraid to use a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 15, 2013 at 7:04 am
Feb 112013
 
Early Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson Publication Date: 01 March 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Arthur A. Levine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil. The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that’s sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 11, 2013 at 10:05 am
Jan 252013
 
ARC Review: The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs

The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs Book #1 in the Incarcerado Trilogy Publication Date: 01 Feb 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carolrhoda Labs Synopsis from Goodreads: Fifteen-year-old Shreve Cannon doesn’t mind juvie. He’s got a good business dealing contraband candy, and three meals a day are more than his drunk mother managed to provide. In juvie, the rules never change and everyone is the same. In juvie, Shreve has life figured out. Then the new fish shows up. Jack’s a quiet kid. Small. Cries himself to sleep too. He’s no standard-issue titty-baby, though. There’s his hands, more specifically his [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 25, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 202012
 
New Release Review: Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs Book #1 in the Mylena Chronicles Publication Date: 12 Dec 2012 ARC Provided by the publisher Entangled Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse. To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 20, 2012 at 7:00 am
Dec 192012
 
ARC Review: The Uninvited by Liz Jensen

The Uninvited by Liz Jensen Publication Date: 8 Jan 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Bloomsbury USA Synopsis from Goodreads: A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother’s neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.Hesketh has never been good at relationships: Asperger’s Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioral patterns [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 19, 2012 at 7:00 am
Nov 132012
 
Release Day Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson

River Road by Suzanne Johnson Book #2 in the Sentinels of New Orleans series Publication Date: 13 Nov 2012 ARC Provided by Suzanne Johnson and Tor Books [box]Synopsis from Goodreads: Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 13, 2012 at 7:00 am
May 032012
 
New Release Review:  The Killing Moon (Dreamblood #1) by N.K. Jemisin

The Killing Moon (Dreamblood #1) by N.K. Jemisin *Early Review Copy provided by Orbit Publishing through Netgalley* Regina’s Rating and Review: 5 Skulls, Grade A [box=blue]In the city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Along its ancient stone streets, where time is marked by the river’s floods, there is no crime or violence. Within the city’s colored shadows, priests of the dream-goddess harvest the wild power of the sleeping mind as magic, using it to heal, soothe… and kill. But when corruption blooms at the heart of Gujaareh’s great temple, Ehiru—most famous of the city’s Gatherers—cannot defeat it alone. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 3, 2012 at 7:00 am
Apr 022012
 
ARC Review:  Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

ARC Review – Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson Book 1 in Sentinels of New Orleans series Release date – April 10, 2012 Book provided by Netgalley and the Publisher [box color=gray]Synopsis from Goodreads: As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond. Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 2, 2012 at 7:30 am
Mar 122012
 
Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones E-book purchased at Amazon Regina’s Review – 5 Stars – Grade A+ Silver Sparrow was chosen as one of the top 10 books of 2011 by Library Journal. Here is an NPR article about this wonderful gem. Here is a Washington Post about Silver Sparrow. What does the “other woman” represent in the nightmares of women everywhere? The mere thought of an “other woman” existing is terrifying, horrifying, humiliating and for many, beyond imagination. What if the “other woman” had a child? What if she lived in the same town and neighborhood? What if the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Oct 092011
 
Blog Tour: E.L James ~ Fifty Shades Darker ~ Ebook Giveaway

      [box] Synopsis from Goodreads: Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 9, 2011 at 5:00 am
Aug 022011
 
Review: Chasin' Eights by Lorelei James

Grade: B or 4 Stars Book number 11 of the Rough Riders series doesn’t disappoint. Favorite Quote: …Then Chase was right in her face. “I’d never demand something from you that makes you uncomfortable.  And no one, man or woman, gets to put their hands on you, because in case you haven’t noticed? When it comes to you? I. Don’t. Fucking. Share.” Chase ‘Chasin’ Tail’ McKay is a pro bull-rider with a mammoth chip on his shoulder. Kicked off the tour when he is found in a compromising position with not one–but two–ladies, he is on a mission to get [ Read More of this Review ]

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