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 122016
 
Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway for Strange Girl by Christopher Pike

Strange Girl by Christopher Pike Genre: Paranormal Mystery Publication Date: November 17th, 2015 Physical copy provided by Simon Pulse Synopsis from Goodreads: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike comes a brand-new fascinating and seductive new novel about a girl with a mysterious ability—but one that carries an unimaginable cost. From the moment Fred meets Aja, he knows she’s different. She’s pretty, soft-spoken, shy—yet seems to radiate an unusual peace. Fred quickly finds himself falling in love with her. Then strange things begin to happen around Aja. A riot breaks out that Aja is able to stop by merely speaking a few words. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 052016
 
Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

I’ve been sitting on This Is Where It Ends for a long time.  I requested it months ago, but wanted to put my review out closer to it’s release date.  While I waited Violent Ends came out, and I thought it was interesting that the two were very similar.  Not only were both books about school shootings, both of them were also told from multiple perspectives, none of which are the shooter.  I wondered if these books would make for a perfect comparison review, and I was eager to put these two books in the ring and see who came out the winner. If you’ve [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 012016
 
Blog Tour: Review of City of Light by Keri Arthur

City of Light by Keri Arthur Book #1 in Outcast Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels. When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 1, 2016 at 7:00 am
Dec 212015
 
Early Review: Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery Publication Date: December 29th, 2015 Publisher: Kensington Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: On his own Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect. Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty years. The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 142015
 
Early Review: A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles

A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles A Society of Gentleman #2 Genre: M/M Historical Romance Publication Date: December 15th, 2015 Publisher: Loveswept   Synopsis from Goodreads: K. J. Charles turns up the heat in her new Society of Gentlemen novel, as two lovers face off in a sensual duel that challenges their deepest beliefs.   Silas Mason has no illusions about himself. He’s not lovable, or even likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, a Radical bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. Every week he meets anonymously with the same man, in whom Silas has discovered the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 082015
 
Holiday Reads, courtesy of Riptide Publishing!

  Rebound Remedy by Christine d’Abo Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 9th, 2015 Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 032015
 
New Release Review: Blood Kiss by JR Ward

Blood Kiss by JR Ward #1 in Black Dagger Legacy Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 Publisher: Signet   Synopsis from Goodreads: The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author… Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 012015
 
Release Day Review: Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 Publisher: Poppy   Synopsis from Goodreads: The Rules: Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public. Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you’re just getting in my way or bothering me. Don’t be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I’m just like you only smarter. Parker Grant doesn’t need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That’s why she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because she’s blind, and never take advantage. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 272015
 
New Release Review: Chimera by Mira Grant

Chimera by Mira Grant Parasitology #3 Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Publication Date: November 24th, 2015 Publisher: Orbit Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: The final book in Mira Grant’s terrifying Parasitology trilogy. The outbreak has spread, tearing apart the foundations of society, as implanted tapeworms have turned their human hosts into a seemingly mindless mob. Sal and her family are trapped between bad and worse, and must find a way to compromise between the two sides of their nature before the battle becomes large enough to destroy humanity, and everything that humanity has built…including the chimera. The broken doors are closing. Can Sal [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 092015
 
Early Review: Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon

Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon Genre: M/M Romantic Mystery Publication Date: November 16th, 2015 Publisher: Carina Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: In this fast, fun and dead-sexy male/male new-adult caper from multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon, twenty something Jefferson Blythe gets lost, gets found, falls in love and comes out…all in the span of one wild summer After his first relationship goes disastrously awry, Jeff Blythe uses his savings to tour Europe—the old-fashioned way. Armed with his grandfather’s 1960 copy of Esquire’s Europe in Style, Jeff sets off looking for adventure but finds much, much more than he bargained for… In London, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am
Nov 062015
 
Early Review: The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen

The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 Publisher: Loveswept  Synopsis from Goodreads: Perfect for fans of Mary Balogh and Eloisa James, Sharon Cullen’s seductive new historical romance ignites as a shy country girl and a hotheaded duke surrender to dangerous temptations. Lady Sara Emerson was jolted out of her dull provincial life by her cousin’s murder. Now that the killer seems to be targeting her, Sara seeks help from the man who was once her cousin’s fiancé, Gabriel Ferguson, Duke of Rossmoyne. With his towering frame and fiery personality, Ross cuts an intimidating figure. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 6, 2015 at 7:00 am
Nov 042015
 
New Release Review & Giveaway: Nuts by Alice Clayton

Nuts by Alice Clayton Hudson Valley #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: October 20th, 2015 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis: The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a brand new series set in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner. When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 4, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 282015
 
New Release Review: The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher The Cinder Spires #1 Genre: Sci-Fi Steampunk Publication Date: September 29th, 2015 Publisher: Roc   Synopsis from Goodreads: Jim Butcher, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files and the Codex Alera novels, conjures up a new series set in a fantastic world of noble families, steam-powered technology, and magic-wielding warriors… Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 28, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 212015
 
New Release Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Genre: YA Magical Realism Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen   Synopsis from Goodreads: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 21, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 142015
 
New Release Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Genre: YA Fantasy M/M Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin   Synopsis from Goodreads: Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl. Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 14, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 082015
 
Early Review: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman The Illuminae Files #1 Genre: YA Sci-Fi Dystopia Publication Date: October 20th, 2015 Publisher: Knopf Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 8, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 242015
 
Review: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio Genre: YA Contemporary LGBT Publication Date: April 07th, 2015 Publisher: Balzer & Bray   Synopsis from Goodreads: A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex… and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between. What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant? When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 24, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 212015
 
Series Review: Panapolis by Cari Z

Panopolis Series by Cari Z Genre: M/M Superhero Romance Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Wendy’s Review: Boy do I get sucked in by a good cover.  I was just flipping casually through Negalley’s catalog when I came across that fierce cover of Where There’s Fire.  I mean, isn’t it so awesome?  The color of the title, the guy in the hoodie, the blue aura around his head… Then the synopsis is about two Villains who couple up to cause mayhem and madness in Panopolis.  I mean, clearly I’m a sucker for Superhero stories, but this just seemed like something that was exactly my thing.  Superhero, romance, supernatural powers… [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 21, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 162015
 
Review: The Betrayal of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell

The Betrayal of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell #3 in Renegade X Genre: YA Superhero Fantasy Publication Date: June 20th, 2015 Publisher: Golden City Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Damien thinks he has the whole hero thing figured out—he’s getting good grades at Heroesworth and acing all his missions—at least until he zaps an unarmed bad guy he believes tortured and murdered children. It turns out the “bad guy” was actually a superhero working with the school. The mission was staged, and Damien blew it. Now his best friend refuses to work with him, his dad is considering getting him professional help, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 16, 2015 at 7:00 am