Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ember by Rachel Van Dyken
I am in love with this whole series, so I was ecstatic to get my hands on Ember.  
Everybody Loves A Bit of Darkness..Until It Consumes Them...
I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster.
I know only pain and survival.
That is until the Cappo's sister walked into my life.
And changed everything.
She's a light who makes my darkness darker, her smile makes my heart turn to ice, and I can't escape the fear her seductive looks instill--knowing it's only a matter of time before I fail--again, and take her for myself.
This is the story of my redemption.
But it's not pretty...I died, and now I'm alive, but not living, breathing but not surviving. I am Phoenix De Lange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra.
And I will have my vengeance.
Or die trying.
I am Phoenix De Lange.
Death is all I know.
Until she offers me a piece of life--I can't resist taki
I did not want to like Phoenix, in the previous books he is awful!!  But you just can't help it!  I fell for him immediately.  I wanted to hug him and take away all the darkness.  He is tortured by his past, and he feel unworthy of any sort of happiness.  Even though he did awful things in his past, I couldn't help but love him.  
Bee was a sweet innocent girl that honestly drove me a little crazy in the beginning.  But as we get to know her  she broke my heart.  She is sad and lonely, and only has Phoenix.  But Phoenix is so scared of hurting her, he pushes her away.
Phoenix and Bee together were a match made in heaven.  They made each other better, they were sweet, sexy, and Phoenix made me swoon.  Which shocked the hell out of me!  This book is captivating from the beginning, full of darkness and twists.  I had no idea where it was going and I loved that!

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Ember is Book 5 in the Eagle Elite series and I love them all and highly recommend them.  As always I can't wait for the next one.  Ember is LIVE now and the author is also having a giveaway for a signed paperback so make sure you enter.   

Monday, January 26, 2015

Blurred Lines
by Jen McLaughlin
Blurred Lines is a new stand alone novel from Jen McLaughlin.  The characters from the Out of Line series show up, but it is definitely a stand alone. 
Once burned…

Finding my fiancée naked on my couch might’ve been a good thing, if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t been with her. For the past eight years I’ve been a witness to the power of true love, but after getting burned I’d decided there wasn’t any hope for me finding it for myself. Until I met Noelle Brandt in a hotel bar. Maybe it wasn’t the most romantic meeting, but the moment I met her I knew I had to have her. The more I learn about her, the more I know I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.
Twice shy…
I’d already found the love of my life, but I’d lost that love forever. And I’d been lost ever since. But one night a wounded man makes all of that go away. He makes me laugh, live, and feel alive. When he tells me he has no intention of letting me go, I finally begin to believe in the power of true love again. That is, until I find out who he really is…and by then, it’s far too late to correct the mistakes we’ve already made. By the time we both know the truth, the lines have already been blurred beyond recognition.

I fell in love with Riley and Noelle immediately.  Riley was sexy and made me swoon.  He was sweet and funny and I loved him.  Noelle was a romance novelist, so of course I fell for her.  She was smart, sweet and funny.  The beginning of the story happened really fast, and honestly, was a little unbelievable.  But we still rooted for them from the beginning.  They were great together.  I loved that we got a little of Finn and Carrie from the Out of Line books, but we were still focused on Riley and Noelle.  

Blurred Lines is available now, and the author is also having a giveaway for a Kindle paperwhite, and copies of all of the books from the Out of Line series.  
Giveaway Link 

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This book was a solid 4 stars for me, and I highly recommend it.   
Craving Resurrection 
by Nicole Jacquelyn
Craving Resurrection is book 4 in the Aces series.  I love this series, so I was very excited to read this one.  This book can be read as a standalone. 

Patrick Gallagher’s future was mapped out—and it didn’t include Amy Henderson or the IRA.
She was everything he’d never wanted. Too young. Too naïve.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t help but be fascinated by the girl who took refuge in his old bedroom, staying with his mum more often than not.
She looked like a Renaissance painting and argued like a solicitor. He couldn’t resist her, and before long he didn’t even want to.
Instead, he loved her unreservedly… then he married her.
But he couldn’t have prepared for what happened after.
Actions, no matter how large or how small, have consequences—and when the IRA comes knocking, he’s sucked into a life that he’d never anticipated.
Choices were made.
Hearts were broken.
Trust was shattered.
Lives were lost.
Through it all, he loved her. 
We meet both of these characters 30 years ago when they first met.  They were kids and we follow them on an epic journey that brings them to the present.  I loved them both!  And also hated them both at times.  The whole story is heartbreaking!  We see how they come together, and are torn apart many times.  There were several times throughout the book where I thought there was no way this book could end well.  Even though it was heartbreaking, I rooted for the characters.  
This book was a solid 4 star read.  My only complaint was that I felt like it started slow and took me awhile to get into to.  I really enjoyed it though and is a good continuation to the Aces series.  It definitely could be read as a standalone.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Best of 2014
This yea has been amazing.  I started this blog really as a challenge from my friends to keep track of what I read in a year, and it took on a life of its own.  I have "met" and become friends with some amazing people.  I have embraced my inner book nerd and I have had a great time.  I had only committed to a year, but I am going to continue since it has been so awesome.  I read 300 books this year which is a lot more than I thought.  I also met KRISTEN ASHELY!!!!  Which was incredible!!  I have loved introducing people to amazing reads that they may not have found otherwise.  So Happy 2015 and hopefully this year will be even better than last!!
Best Reads of 2014 (in no particular order)
I discovered KA and all of her amazingness and The Will is one of my absolute favorites, it made me cry in the best way.  I LOVED it!!!  It is a little different than her other books since it doesn't have any mystery, but it is incredible and I highly recommend it!! The Will
This is my other favorite KA book.  Let me also say that I have never read one of KA books that I didn't love, but these last 2 are my favorites of hers.  If you haven't met Samson Cooper, you definitely need to!! Heaven and Hell
 Product DetailsThis is an awesome biker book, and I highly recommend it.  I was a little torn when I read the description but everyone was talking about it, so I took a chance and it was incredible.  The end will make you a little crazy though,  I cannot wait for the next book!!  Nine Minutes
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Becoming Calder and Finding Eden were quite possibly the best books I read this year!!  They were unexpected, different, heartbreaking, and absolutely amazing!!!  This is 2 books, but they are incredible and everyone should read them!  Becoming Calder  Finding Eden

Product Details  So so good.  I loved Archer and this story is very different and beautiful!!  I cried, I laughed, I swooned.  It has a little of everything and you should definitely read it!!  Archers Voice
Product Details UMMM, Colleen Hoover is amazing.  She is my go to author that never disappoints!!  I have never read anything by her that I didn't love, and this one is right up there.  There is a fun twist in this one as well.  And it's currently on sale for $1.99!!  Maybe Someday
Product Details Again, Colleen Hoover.  Loved this book.  It is a little darker, and made me cry like a baby, but I absolutely loved it!!  Ugly Love
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This book was compeletly unexpected and totally sucked me inIt is very dark and sexy, and I loved the main characters.  The conclusion is just as amazing.  Brutally Beautiful
Product Details  AMAZING!!!  This book was given to me to review and I and I had no expectations.  It is an epic love story that spans decades and it is heartbreaking and incredible.  Everyone should read these books, and currently you can get both books in a boxed set Carnage Boxed Set
Product DetailsThis is a stand alone romance and I LOVED it, it was very angsty, but I absolutely fell in love with the characters.  Highly recommend it.  It is on sale for $.99 right now too!!  The Pact
Product Details This book is a little paranormal, and a little heartbreaking, but so amazing!!  I fell in love with the characters, Amt Harmon did it again with this one.  She is one of my go to authors for sure  The Law of Moses

Product DetailsThis one of those books that has a crazy twist I did not see coming!  It was nuts, I had no idea what was going for about half of the book.  I love it when that happens!!  Black Lies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Necessary Sin Book 1, Georgia Cates
Necessary Sin is the first book by Georgia Cates.  I really enjoyed her Beauty series, so I was excited tor read this one.
Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, a Scottish organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge's son Sinclair--until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She's always known this undertaking would place her life in danger--she never imagined her heart would be as well.
I was immediately sucked into this story.  I was pretty sure I knew where it was going to go, and for the most part it didn't deviate.  But there was a few twists and turns along the way.  Before we meet Sinclair we are led to believe that he is a ruthless bad guy.  But he doesn't really come across that way.  
He has definitely done some bad things, but he come across as sweet and sincere.  
And I really liked Bleu as well.  She was independent and smart. and maybe a little naive.  But you couldn't help but feel for her.  I loved seeing things not go as she had planned.  
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The end is a crazy cliffhanger so be forewarned.  This book is available now and I would give it a strong 4 stars!  Book 2 will be available in February. 

The author is also having a giveaway for a Kindle Fire!!  Make sure you enter as well!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

FREE ME by Laurelin Page
This book is a followup the Fixed Trilogy, but can be read as a standalone.  I loved the Fixed Trilogy, so I am very excited to read this one. 
Screw fairytales. The only reward Gwen Anders got from her rough childhood was a thick skin and hard heart. She’s content with her daily grind managing a top NYC nightclub—Eighty-Eighth Floor. So hers isn’t a happily ever after. She doesn’t believe in those anyway.
Then she meets J.C.
The rich, smooth talking playboy is the sexiest thing that Gwen has ever encountered, but she’s not interested in a night-in-shining latex. But when a family tragedy pushes her to the brink, it’s J.C. who’s there to teach her a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires. His no-strings-attached lessons require her to abandon her constant need for control. Her carefully built walls are obliterated.
Gwen discovers there’s a beautiful world outside her prison. Freedom is exhilarating—and terrifying. When she starts to feel something for J.C., she fears for her heart. Especially as she realizes that he has secrets of his own. Secrets that don't want to set him free. 
We meet Gwen in the Fixed Trilogy, but we don't know much about her so I am anxious to get some more insight into her character.

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This book is available now, along with the Fixed Trilogy.

Laureline Page is also having a giveaway for a $50 GC which is awesome, so make sure you enter!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Crush by JC Emery

I have read all the book in the Bayonet Scars series, so I was very excited to be a part of the blog tour for the new book!!
Young love is always perfect. Until it's not.
Cheyenne Grady is a total daddy's girl to her bad-ass father, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club. She's funny, and kind, and she just wants that deep, earth-shattering love like her dad has with her school secretary, Holly. But Cheyenne's been looking in the wrong direction, because the only good that can come from the way she looks at Jeremy Whelan is a lesson in heartbreak.
Jeremy always wanted to prospect for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club and wear the same patch as his father. When a life-long dream becomes reality, Jeremy realizes that the outlaw lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy on relationships. He wants to be a good man, but temptation is everywhere.
Cheyenne is beautiful, and strong, and exactly what Jeremy could have forever. As long as he doesn't screw it up. 
Love is never more powerful than the first time.
I was really looking forward to reading Jeremy and Cheyenne's story.  I enjoyed getting into Jeremy's head, he was hilarious.  But he was an a-hole for a good portion of the book!  His character is very young so I tried to remember that, he was a punk though!  He was mean to Cheyenne, and a huge part of me wanted Cheyenne to move on and not look back.  
But we always root for the bad boy in these books!!  Cheyenne was very young, and she made some silly young girl mistakes, but you couldn't help but love her.  She was smart, but occasionally did stupid things that made me shake me head.  In the end she made the right decisions.  
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This book was darker, and the characters were so young, it made this one very different than the previous books in the series.  I really enjoyed it, I would give it 4 stars, however, it is probably my least favorite of the series.  Still a great continuation of the story.  This book will be available on 12/15/14.
You can enter this giveaway to win signed copies from JC Emery!  I love a giveaway!!