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 062013
 
Spotlight on December's New Releases

Sorry I’m late this month everyone but welcome to our monthly feature where we take a look at the new books releasing this month and offer up our top picks and opinions. We have chosen 20 of the most anticipated new releases. The release dates are on a best known basis and are not guaranteed. Books may get delayed or sometimes even released earlier so please check with your favorite store to ensure availability. Also, check the Calendar to see when many of these books will be reviewed on the blog. Now, on to the books! Darkwalker by E.L. Tettensor [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 6, 2013 at 11:45 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
Dec 032013
 
New Release Review: Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins

Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins Book #1 in the Realm Walker series Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Publication Date: October 28th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name… As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That’s only the first of her secrets. Most people don’t [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 3, 2013 at 8:32 am
Dec 022013
 
Early Review: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan

Early Review: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan Book 4 in the Darkest London series Release date: December 17, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Historical, Steampunk Book provided by NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Once a heart is lost in shadow… Life has been anything but kind to Mary Chase. But the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals has given her purpose. Now she’s been tasked with catching a vicious murderer dubbed the Bishop of Charing Cross. But someone is already on the case—and the last thing he relishes is a partner. Only someone who lives in darkness can find [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 2, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 282013
 
Mini Review Catch Up: YA/NA Contemporary Romances

I’m trying to finish off all my 2013 ARCs before the end of December so this month I tackled some of the Young Adult (YA) and New Adult (NA) contemporary romances I had waiting for me. I wasn’t super successful at finding a winner, but read on to see what I liked best out of K.A. Tucker’s One Tiny Lie, Jennifer Echol’s Dirty Little Secret, and Teresa Mummert’s White Trash Beautiful.   White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert Book #1 in the White Trash Trilogy Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 9th 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Gallery [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 28, 2013 at 7:00 am
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