Mar 162014
 
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Contemporary Publication Date: September 10, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it.  She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading.  Rereading.  Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 072014
 
New Release Review: Undone by Shannon Richard

Undone by Shannon Richard Book #1 in Country Roads Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida: Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot. Why a shop would ever sell something called “buck urine.” Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King. After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 7, 2014 at 9:41 am
Feb 192014
 
Early Review: Nights Owls by Lauren M. Roy

Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy Book #1 in the Night Owls series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Ace Synopsis from Goodreads: Night Owls book store is the one spot on campus open late enough to help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees’ penchant for fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk… Valerie McTeague’s business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren as possible. She’s lived that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 10:54 am
Feb 172014
 
New Release Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

New Release Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz Cosmo Red Hot Reads Release date: February 11, 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Synopsis from Goodreads: Wanted: Adventurous, open-minded man willing to try anything… As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus one to play with. The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 132014
 
Early Review: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Book #1 in the Winner’s trilogy Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: March 4th 2014 Print ARC Provided by Farrar Straus and Giroux Synopsis from Goodreads: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 13, 2014 at 10:19 am
Feb 092014
 
An Oldie but a Goodie: Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts First Published: 1991 Genres: Romantic Suspense Available in Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook Burned out and still reeling from a love affair gone bad, world-class violinist Caroline Waverly goes to her grandparents’ home in Innocence, Mississippi, for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Instead she finds herself overwhelmed all over again—first by Tucker Longstreet, a charming local with a sideline in no-strings-attached relationships, and then by a deadlier, more disturbing development. For Innocence is being stalked by its very own serial killer, whose brutal knife blows have pierced the veil of tranquillity in this sleepy Southern town and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2014 at 6:24 am
Jan 202014
 
Early Review: Live (Burnside #1) by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: Live (Burnside #1) by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from netgalley and publisher — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A Release Date: 1/21/14   Book Summary: Mary Ann Rivers kicks off a new contemporary romance series—sure to please readers of Ruthie Knox, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis—where love can be found unexpectedly. If there’s an upside to unemployment, Destiny Burnside may have found it. Job searching at her local library in Lakefield, Ohio, gives her plenty of time to ogle the hottest man she has ever laid eyes on: the sexy wood-carver who’s restoring the building. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 20, 2014 at 10:18 am
Jan 162014
 
Book Trailer Reveal: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Some Fine Day by Kat Ross Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: July 1st 2014 by Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She’s smart and deadly, and knows three things with absolute certainty: 1. When the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface. 2. The only species to thrive there are the toads, a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak. 3. There’s no place on Earth where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 16, 2014 at 11:41 am
Jan 142014
 
New Release Review: Diamonds & Deceit by Leila Rasheed

New Release Review: Diamonds & Deceit by Leila Rasheed Book 2 in At Somerton series Release date: January 7, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Historical Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Disney Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: One house, two worlds…book two in our sumptuous and enticing YA series about the servants and gentry at Somerton Court. A house divided… London is a whirl of balls and teas, alliances and rivalries. Rose has never felt more out of place. With the Season in full swing, she can’t help but still feel a servant dressed up in diamonds and silk. Then Rose meets [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Dec 042013
 
Early Review: Dragon Awakened by Jaime Rush

Early Review: Dragon Awakened by Jaime Rush Book 1 in The Hidden series Release date: December 17, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: They are the Hidden. Not quite human. Far from normal. And never, ever safe… Playing With Fire Ruby Salazaar wants answers…and revenge. Her uncle has just been murdered before her eyes and the name he utters with his final breath—Cyntag—leads Ruby into a world beyond her wildest imaginings. She soon learns that the dark, sexy Cyntag Valeron knows more about her than she does herself. Burned [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 4, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 202013
 
New Release Review: Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards

Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery/Thriller Publication Date: October 1st 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis from Goodreads: Chloe didn’t think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can’t remember the last six months of her life. Before, she’d been a mediocre student. Now, she’s on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he’s her boyfriend. Before, she and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Oct 142013
 
Early Review: The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice

In honor of Halloween this month, I will be featuring reviews of some new and upcoming spine-tingling reads. From ghosts to zombies and everything in between, look for the Frightening Fall Reads banner when you are ready for something spooky this month! This time around, we have a supernatural suspense from NY Time bestselling author Christopher Rice (yep, his mother is that famous vampire writer)…   The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice Genre: Supernatural Suspense Publication Date: 15 October 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice returns to New [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 14, 2013 at 9:40 am
Sep 192013
 
Early Group Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Countdown by Michelle Rowen Genre: YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: 1 October 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: 3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped. 2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game. Kira Jordan survived her family’s murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. 1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 19, 2013 at 10:15 am
Jul 312013
 
Review: Torn by K.A. Robinson

Torn by K.A. Robinson Book #1 in the Torn series Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: May 7th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Atria Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Chloe hasn’t had the best life. With a mother who is gone more often than not, she has had to raise herself. After graduating high school, she leaves to start a new life away at West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan, determined to leave her demons in the past. On her first day, she meets a stranger who takes her breath away at first sight. Until she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 31, 2013 at 11:17 am
Jul 302013
 
Review: A Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: A Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from publisher and Netgalley* Regina’s Rating: 5 stars/Grade A Book Blurb: In this eBook original novella, Mary Ann Rivers introduces a soulful and sexy tale of courage, sacrifice, and love. I will meet you on Wednesdays at noon in Celebration Park. Kissing only. Carrie West is happy with her life . . . isn’t she? But when she sees this provocative online ad, the thirtysomething librarian can’t help but be tempted. After all, the photo of the anonymous poster is far too attractive to ignore. And when Wednesday [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 2:00 am
Jul 252013
 
Review: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling Genre: Crime Fiction/Mystery Release Date: April 30, 2013 Audiobook narrated by Robert Glenister A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 25, 2013 at 10:04 am
Jun 292013
 
Early Review: The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

Early Review: The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz Book 4 in The Original Sinners series Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Release date: July 30, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: The final book in The Original Sinners Series – The Red Years. There’s punishment-and then there’s vengeance. Nora Sutherlin is being held, bound and naked. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captor isn’t interested in play. Or pity. As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories-sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Jun 272013
 
Review: Noah (5th Street #1) by Elizabeth Reyes

Noah (5th Street #1) by Elizabeth Reyes *ebook purchased from Amazon* Regina’s Rating 3.5 stars/Grade B+ Book Summary: Veronica Cruz has been through hell and back. After disconnecting with the world two years ago to be at the side of her dying mother, she’s left alone, unemployed, overweight, and feeling a decade older than her twenty-eight years. When her best friend coaxes her into joining the local gym to ditch her depression and rejuvenate her life, she meets Noah. Assigned to help Veronica lose weight, Noah is everything she expected a young trainer to be—perfectly chiseled, supportive and motivating. Add [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 27, 2013 at 8:24 am
Jun 192013
 
Early Review: I Dream of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice

Early Review: I Dream of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice Book 2 in Ghost Ops series Book provided by Edelweiss and Avon Release Date: July 3, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: They are the Ghost Ops: a covert squad of super-elite soldiers. After their team was betrayed and massacred, the three surviving members went underground and built Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses. Now they’re at a crossroads, facing a new threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear. In the second book of Lisa Marie Rice’s thrilling Ghost Ops series, the Haven team is faced with a new addition [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm
May 222013
 
Review: The Lady Julia Grey Bundle by Deanna Raybourn

I am a big Deanna Raybourn fan (see my review of A Spear of Summer Grass) and have really enjoyed her Julia Grey novels. They are historical mysteries with just a hint of paranormal and Amazon is currently packaging the first three books as a bundle for only $9.99. This is a steal for three terrific books so I thought I would share this deal with you, lovely readers, and give you my take on each of the books.   Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn Book #1 in the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries Genre: Historical Mystery Publication Date: [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 22, 2013 at 7:00 am