Review: The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

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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

Review: Unbound by Cara McKenna

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Oct 152015
 
Review: Unbound by Cara McKenna

Unbound by Cara McKenna Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica Publication Date: October 15th, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: She set out to find herself, and discovered the darker side of desire. Merry’s lost a lot recently—first her mother, then close to a hundred pounds. Feeling adrift, she strikes out in search of perspective. A three-week hike through the Scottish Highlands was supposed to challenge her new body and refocus her priorities, but when disaster strikes, she’s forced to seek refuge in the remote home of a brooding, handsome stranger… Rob exiled himself to the Highlands years ago, desperate to escape his own self-destruction. Haunted [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 15, 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 132015
 
Early Review: Surviving Ice by K. A. Tucker

Early Release Review: Surviving Ice by K. A. Tucker Release date: October 27, 2015 Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Atria Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Burying Water—which Kirkus Reviews called “a sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner”—returns with a new novel packed with romance, plot twists, and psychological suspense. Ivy, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is finally looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have found it in San Francisco, but all [ Read More of this Review ]

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

Early Review: Blindsight by Adriane Leigh

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Oct 122015
 
Early Review: Blindsight by Adriane Leigh

Blindsight by Adriane Leigh Book #1 in Blindsight Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: October 26th, 2015 ARC provided by Adriane Leigh Synopsis from Goodreads: {blind·sight: the ability to see without knowing it} Sometimes a single touch is all it takes to spark a wildfire. Erin Warner learned that the day she bumped into the dashing, tattooed stranger on a busy Chicago street corner. She’s captivated from the moment his mystifying green eyes find hers, and it isn’t long before she finds herself flying to exotic locales to assist him, the award-winning erotic photographer Hunter Ellis, on location. What she didn’t bargain [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Double Down by Victoria Pratt

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Oct 092015
 
Early Review: Double Down by Victoria Pratt

Double Down by Victoria Pratt Book #1 in Cassidy Jones Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: October 26th, 2015 ARC provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s catching bad guys–one lap dance at a time… Small-town-girl turned big-city-cop Cassidy Jones, is a fast-driving, sharp-shooting, man-loving ball buster with a loud laugh and boundary issues. She’s also really great at her job–a fact that is completely irrelevant to the good ol’ boys at the station. When a local mobster ends up dead, Cassidy is on the case. Unfortunately, if she wants to catch the killer, she’s going to have [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

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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
Oct 072015
 
Review: A Fashionable Indulgence by K.J. Charles

A Fashionable Indulgence by K.J. Charles Book #1 in Society of Gentlemen Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: August 11th, 2015 Publisher: Loveswept Synopsis from Goodreads: When he learns that he could be the heir to an unexpected fortune, Harry Vane rejects his past as a Radical fighting for government reform and sets about wooing his lovely cousin. But his heart is captured instead by the most beautiful, chic man he’s ever met: the dandy tasked with instructing him in the manners and style of the ton. Harry’s new station demands conformity—and yet the one thing he desires is a taste of the wrong [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review Hodgepodge (#2)

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Oct 052015
 
Review Hodgepodge (#2)

It’s that time again – binge read, review, & repeat. Today I have some early release reviews for you that were middle-of-the-road reads for me. I’m trying to launch an all-out ARC attack. The number of books in my to be read pile is starting to overtake my Kindle, and it’s time to get down to business! So without further ado… Opening Moves by Sean Michael Book #1 in Chess Genre: Erotica / M/M/M/M Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Total-E-Bound Synopsis from Goodreads: Threesome Rook, Knight and Bishop make Jason an offer he can’t refuse. Can the four [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford

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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

New Release Review: The Taming of Malcolm Grant by Paula Quinn

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Sep 302015
 
New Release Review: The Taming of Malcolm Grant by Paula Quinn

The Taming of Malcolm Grant by Paula Quinn Book #4 in The MacGregors: Highland Heirs Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: September 29th, 2015 ARC provided by Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: AN ALLURING LASS Emmaline Grey spends her days with her beloved dog, dreaming of the sea-until a brawling Highlander shatters her quiet life to pieces. Though her blindness prevents her from seeing his face, his voice is a warm blend of velvet and silk, and his rakehell ways unmistakable. Risking the wrath of a rival clan as she nurses him back to health, Emma soon realizes the real [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 30, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 252015
 
Early Review: Claimed by Elle Kennedy

Claimed by Elle Kennedy Book #1 in Outlaws Genre: Erotic Dystopian Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: After a devastating war decimated most of the world, Hudson Lane has only known the oppressive life under her own father’s tyranny. She finally escapes, branding herself an outlaw and hunted by the Enforcers. Her best chance at survival is Connor Mackenzie, an aggressively sensual fugitive who opens her eyes to the wicked possibilities of a world without rules. As the leader of a band of outlaw fighters, Connor can’t resist the beautiful stranger who asks for [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 25, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

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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

New Release Review: Making a Play by Victoria Denault

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Sep 222015
 
New Release Review: Making a Play by Victoria Denault

Making a Play by Victoria Denault Book #2 in Hometown Players Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: September 8th, 2015 ARC provided by Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: He’ll do whatever it takes to win—on and off the ice. Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL—and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight—and from women—and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It’s the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 22, 2015 at 7:00 am

Series Review: Panapolis by Cari Z

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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 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

New Release Review: The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

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Sep 172015
 
New Release Review: The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Scam by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg Book #4 in Fox and O’Hare Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: September 15th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Random House Synopsis from Goodreads: Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace. Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: The Betrayal of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell

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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
Sep 152015
 
Review Hodgepodge (#1)

Sometimes I get so caught up in the joy of reading, I forget I’m also supposed to (hopefully) be helpful and informative to other people when they’re choosing books or if they just want to compare notes. Today, I have some books I’ve read, but been so gung-ho to start my next read that I’ve blown straight past reviewing. May these reviews be helpful and maybe spark some note comparing! One More Shot by Victoria Denault Book #1 in Hometown Players Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: They [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

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Sep 142015
 
Early Review: Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 15th, 2015 Publisher: Loveswept   Synopsis from Goodreads: Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that’s all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She’s still her rich daddy’s little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she’s still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn’t resist her then. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 14, 2015 at 7:00 am