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
Jan 072014
 
Launch Day Blitz and Giveaway: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen Book #3 in The Coincidence series Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Luke Price’s life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does. Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 7, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 062014
 
Early Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Early Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter Release Date: January 7, 2014 Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Genre: Young Adult and older, Horror Synopsis from Goodreads: Lord of the Flies meets The Ruins in this frightening novel written in the bestselling traditions of Stephen King and Scott Smith. Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons. Everything changes when a haggard stranger [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Jan 062014
 
New Release Review: Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

New Release Review: Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder Book 3 in the Healer series Release Date: December 31, 2013 Genre: Fantasy, suitable for YA readers and up Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Synopsis from Goodreads: Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he’s gone forever. But there’s a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry’s healing [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 042014
 
Early Review: Off the Edge (Associates #2) by Carolyn Crane

  Review: Off the Edge (Associates #2) by Carolyn Crane *early review copy received from author — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A- Christal and AH’s Rating: 3.5 Stars/Grade B Book Summary: SHE MAY BE HIS WORST ENEMY… For deadly secret agent Peter Macmillan, language is a weapon—one he uses to hunt criminals, destroy plots, and charm enemies. Seducing information out of a beautiful singer in Bangkok hotel should be easy…except this particular singer has the power to destroy his cool façade, and with it, his last defense against a dark past. HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE… He tricked [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 4, 2014 at 10:48 am
Jan 032014
 
Review: Clean Sweep (Innkeep Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews

  Review: Clean Sweep (Innkeep Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews *early review copy received from author — thank you!* Regina’s and AH’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A- Book Summary: On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 3, 2014 at 9:27 am
Dec 212013
 
New Release Review and Giveaway: Reaver by Larissa Ione

New Release Review and Giveaway: Reaver by Larissa Ione Book 5 in The Lords of Deliverance series, Book 10 in Demonica series Release date: December 17, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis: REAVER by Larissa Ione December 17, 2013; Grand Central Publishing Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-2697-0 Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he’s agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before . [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 21, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 192013
 
Early Review: Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young

Book #3 in the On Dublin Street series Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: One simple lesson in seduction between two friends can turn into so much more… Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex—usually, she can’t get up the nerve to approach guys she’s interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it’s time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 19, 2013 at 9:56 am
Dec 182013
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle

Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle (Experiment in Terror #8) Publication date: December 11th 2013 Genres: Horror, New Adult, Supernatural Synopsis: It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in. When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 18, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 172013
 
Novella Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young

Castle Hill by Samantha Young Book #2.5 in the On Dublin Street series Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 3rd 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL (Intermix) Synopsis from Goodreads: A Joss and Braden Novella Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he’s never letting go. He’s got it all planned—the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon—even the perfect family they’ll start. After trying to flee [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 17, 2013 at 8:59 am
Dec 162013
 
New Release Reviews: First Strike & Striking Distance by Pamela Clare

First Strike & Striking Distance by Pamela Clare Series: I-Team #5.9 & 6 Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Dates: Oct 22 & Nov 5, 2013 FIRST STRIKE: Javier “Cobra” Corbray is on his way home from a rough deployment in Afghanistan when he finds himself having dinner with “the Baghdad Babe.” What she wants from him—sex with no strings—could land them both in prison. Still, he’s more than happy to oblige her. She’s confident and sexually assertive, and he’s secure enough to lie back and let her make the first strike. But, as she’s about to find out, he’s more than [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 16, 2013 at 6:52 am
Dec 142013
 
Wildfire Gospel by Kenya Wright (early review)

Title: Wildfire Gospel Author: Kenya Wright Series: Santeria Habitat Book #: 3 Expected publication: December 19th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press Other Books in Series: – Fire Baptized, book 1 – The Burning Bush, book 2 [box color=black] LANORE’S TO-DO LIST #1- Set Dante on fire until he’s nothing but smoke and ash. #2- Find Nona and Mother Earth, tie them to a tree, and create the biggest bonfire Santeria has ever seen. #3- Find out if there is anybody higher in Mother Earth’s psychotic chain of command. #4- Burn anybody else to a crisp if they get in my fucking [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 132013
 
An Oldie but Goodie: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks is one of the founding novels in the urban fantasy genre.  First published back in 1987, it was an award winner then and helped shape UF as we know it now. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: July 1st 1987 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: Eddi McCandry has just left her boyfriend and their band when she finds herself running through the Minneapolis night, pursued by a sinister man and a huge, terrifying dog. The two creatures are one and the same: a phouka, a faerie being who has chosen [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 13, 2013 at 9:47 am
Dec 122013
 
Early Review: The Spider by Jennifer Estep

Early Review: The Spider by Jennifer Estep Book 10 in The Elemental Assassins series Release date: December 24, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The tenth book in the bestselling and “outstanding” (Romantic Times) Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series finally reveals for the first time the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadliest of assassins. For the first time, the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadly assassin “the Spider” are revealed in full. In a story that pre-dates the other nine books in the series, Gin Blanco goes [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 12, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 112013
 
Early Review: Sempre by J.M. Darhower

Early Review: Sempre by J. M. Darhower Book 1 in Forever series Release date: February 25, 2014 Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon and Schuster Synopsis from Goodreads: Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco had vastly different childhoods. Haven, a second-generation slave, grew up isolated in the middle of the desert, her days full of hard work and terrifying abuse. Carmine, born into a wealthy Mafia family, lived a life of privilege, never having to answer for anything he did. Both now seventeen, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide, making them question everything [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 11, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 102013
 
New Release Review: The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen Book #4 in The Secret series Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 3rd 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Temptation of Lila and Ethan comes a story of change, hope, and unbreakable vows. The day Ella has waited for is just around the corner. It’s the day she’ll marry Micha, the love of her life, the light that guided her out of the darkness. It looks like it will be the perfect Christmas-until an unexpected package [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Dec 102013
 
New Release Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker Book #3 in the Ten Tiny Breaths series Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 4th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Atria Books Synopsis from Goodreads: When a gorgeous young dancer walks through his door, a strip club owner must decide whether to follow his rules or his heart in the third novel by the author of One Tiny Lie and Ten Tiny Breaths. Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 10, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 092013
 
Early Review: How to Run with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf #3) by Molly Harper

Review: How to Run with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf #3) by Molly Harper *early review copy received from Pocket Books and Edelweiss* Regina’s Rating: 3.5 stars/Grade B+ Release Date: 12/31/13 Book Summary:  Caleb Graham is a werewolf by nature, a tracker by profession. He uses his “extra gifts” to find people, and not always in the most legal or ethical manner. He doesn’t care what they’ve done, or who wants them found, as long as his considerable fee is paid. He likes his life simple and uncomplicated. Anna Moder, former physician to Caleb’s pack, happens across Caleb during a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 9, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 052013
 
Group Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Christal and AH were very excited to receive a copy of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner to review. We figured that a regular review just wouldn’t do – we had to share our thoughts on the book with you.   Group Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Book 1 in the Starbound series Release date: December 10, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Disney Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 5, 2013 at 8:11 am
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