Nov 272013
 
New Release Review and Giveaway: Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke

New Release Review and Giveaway: Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke Book 3 in the Immortal Empire series Release date: November 12, 2013 Genre: Fantasy, Alternate History, Steampunk, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Orbit Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Xandra Vardan thought life would be simpler when she accepted the goblin crown and became their queen, but life has only become more complicated. Everyone — vampires, werewolves and humans — wants the goblins on their side, because whoever has the goblins — wins. Queen Victoria wants her head, Alpha wolf Vex wants her heart, and she still [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Nov 272013
 
Early Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

Early Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally Book 4 in the Hundred Oaks series Release date: December 3, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis from Goodreads: They’re from two different worlds. He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 27, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 262013
 
Release Day Group Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry Book #3 in the Pushing the Limits series Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: November 26th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 26, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 252013
 
Author Spotlight: Linwood Barclay

The everyday Joe… How appealing is this for a main character, he is a contractor? I’m not talking about a person who takes contracts out to kill. Nope, just an everyday, hardworking house building contractor. If that doesn’t excite you, maybe you’ll find the lawn & garden guy more appealing. His exciting career is lawn maintenance. These are some of the given careers of the main characters in Linwood Barclay books. They don’t have military training, secret CIA clearance or millions of dollars to buy the top surveillance gadgets. They are everyday people who gain their muscles from hard work, have seemingly normal families & [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 222013
 
Review: The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark

Review: The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark (Carol Goodman) Book 3 in the Fairwick Chronicles series Release date: September 3, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary, Historical, Fantasy Book provided by Edelweiss and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: A can’t-miss read for fans of Deborah Harkness and Karen Marie Moning, The Angel Stone weaves a tale of ancient folklore and thrilling fantasy with a passionate love story that transcends time. For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the fight to save the enchanted town of Fairwick, New York, is far from over. After a hostile takeover by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Nov 222013
 
Early Review: Dragos Takes a Holiday by Thea Harrison

Early Review: Dragos Takes a Holiday by Thea Harrison Book 6.5 in The Elder Races series Release Date: November 28, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley Synopsis from Goodreads: The Bermuda Triangle. Pirates. The Peanut. What could possibly go wrong? Dragos Cuelebre needs a vacation. So does Pia, his mate. When the First Family of the Wyr head to Bermuda for some much needed R&R, it’s no ordinary undertaking – and no ordinary weekend in the sun. Between hunting for ancient treasure buried beneath the waves and keeping track of their son, Liam—a.k.a. Peanut, whose Wyr abilities are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 22, 2013 at 7:05 am
Nov 212013
 
Group Discussion: The Devil's Reprise by Karina Halle

Group Discussion and New Release Review: The Devil’s Reprise by Karina Halle Book 2 in the Devil’s series Release date: October 29, 2013 Book provided by NetGalley and Diversion Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Given a second chance, music journalist Dawn Emerson and guitarist Sage Knightly are reunited, only to have their lives threatened again by a demonic bargain. The sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL, from USA Today bestselling author Karina Halle. When Dawn Emerson got the chance to go on tour with her favorite metal band, Hybrid, she thought she landed the writing gig of the century. But what started [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 21, 2013 at 7:58 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
Nov 202013
 
New Release Review: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: October 1st 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harry N. Abrams Synopsis from Goodreads: Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy—particularly when she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 20, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 192013
 
"A Few of My Favorite Books" Giveaway

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and all my friends know that books (or Amazon gift cards) are the best gifts they can give me. Like most voracious readers, I’m also a confirmed book pimp and I love telling others about my favorite reads. Today, not only am I sharing some of my favorite books in my favorite genres, but I’ll also share my birthday book bounty with two of our readers. Scroll down and enter the giveaway for a chance to win the Kindle version of one of my favorite books below, which of course, I completely [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 19, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 182013
 
Early Review and Giveaway: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn by Aimee Carter Book #1 in The Blackcoat Rebellion Genre: YA Science Fiction Publication Date: 26 November 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING. For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Nov 182013
 
New Release Review: Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach

Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach Book #1 in the Paradox series Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 November 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Orbit Synopsis from Goodreads: Devi Morris isn’t your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It’s a combination that’s going to get her killed one day – but not just yet. That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn’t misnamed: it likes to get into trouble, so much so that one year of security work under its captain is equal to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 18, 2013 at 9:32 am
Nov 172013
 
Review: Driving Her Wild (Wilinski #3) by Meg Maguire

Review: Driving Her Wild (Wilinski #3) by Meg Maguire *early review copy received from Harlequin and Netgalley* Regina’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A Book Summary: Winning is good. Succumbing is even better… Evasion Recently retired pro MMA fighter Steph Healy is through having rough-and-tumble romps with sexy blue-collar dudes. Unfortunately, Wilinski’s Fight Academy has hired an electrician with a body built to make a gal weep. And avoiding some full-body contact is taking all of Steph’s self-control. Grapple Carpenter-turned-electrician Patrick Doherty is damn good with his hands. Sure, he’s not what Steph is looking for—yet. But he’s about to prove that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Nov 162013
 
New Series To Me: Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi #1) by Eileen Wilks

Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi #1) by Eileen Wilks *e-book purchased from Amazon* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A+ Book Summary: National bestselling author Eileen Wilks draws readers into a bold new world where the magical and mundane co-exist in an uneasy alliance–and a cop balanced on her own knife-edged struggle is their only hope against a cold-blooded killer. Lily Yu is a San Diego police detective investigating a series of grisly murders that appear to be the work of a werewolf. To hunt down the killer, she must infiltrate the clans. Only one man can help her–a were named [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 16, 2013 at 8:38 am
Nov 152013
 
Group Review: Cracked by Eliza Crewe

spacer spacer spacer Cracked by Eliza Crewe Book #1 in the Soul Eater series Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 5 November 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet Meda. She eats people. Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 142013
 
Review of Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre

Review of Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre *purchased audio book from audible.com* Regina’s Rating: 3.5 stars/Grade B+ Book Summary:   The epic conclusion to the USA Today bestselling trilogy. The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn’t run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 14, 2013 at 9:27 am
Nov 132013
 
New Release Review: Scorched by Mari Mancusi

Scorched by Mari Mancusi Book #1 in the Scorched series Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 3 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis from Goodreads: Trinity Don’t leave me here… It starts with a whisper. At first Trinity thinks she’s going crazy. It wouldn’t be a big surprise—her grandpa firmly believes there’s a genuine dragon egg in their dusty little West Texas town. But this voice is real, and it’s begging for her protection. Even if no one else can hear it… Connor He’s come from a future scorched by dragonfire. His mission: Find the girl. Destroy the egg. Save the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 13, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 122013
 
World After Group Review and Giveaway

World After Author: Susan Ee Series title: Penryn & the End of Days Book 1 in series: Angelfall Candidate for “Favorite Book of 2013″ In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 112013
 
Review of Glitterland by Alexis Hall

Glitterland (Glitterland #1) by Alexis Hall *received early review copy from Riptide and Netgalley* Regina’s Rating: 3.5 stars/Grade B+ Book Summary: Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations. Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 11, 2013 at 8:00 am
Nov 082013
 
Ebook Subscription Service Review: Oyster - The 'Netflix' for books

Oyster Offer: Read Unlimited Books for $9.95 a month Ebooks Available: 100,000+ Available on: Devices running iOS7 (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) D.G.’s Rating: 3.5 skulls = B (for now) Very recently I got a free trial to Oyster, a new ebook subscription service which is being called the ‘Netflix’ for books. Just by the comparison with Netflix, you can get a pretty good idea of how it works: for a $9.95 monthly fee, you can read as many books from their library as you want. Yes, unlimited ebooks just for $9.95 a month. If you’re like me and loath paying [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 8, 2013 at 6:51 am