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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Silver Shadows, Bloodlines #5, Richelle Mead

Silver Shadows
Bloodlines Series
book 5
Richelle Mead

Paranormal Romance 
Published: July 29, 2014

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.


Silver Shadows definitely brought back the action. No longer did I find myself lost in thought while reading, this book was a page turner.

This book read more like the original Vampire Academy series, packed with action and an actual romance. Their relationship no longer felt uneasy and childish as it did in the previous books- it was all love and finally being comfortable with it once they found each other again. I guess being held captive will put things into perspective for you..

There were a few side stories developing in the background and I see either another spin off series or a larger portion of the future books being dedicated to these characters. (Marcus and his group of runaway alchemists, specifically Duncan and his gf)

I was a little disappointed in the wedding.. I mean, it's a monumental life changing event and it seemed to hold no importance, it's almost as though it was thrown in as an after thought. Adrian went through all the trouble to make it as perfect as it could be under the circumstances, but of the entire book the wedding details took up all of a couple pages. I just think it should have been a more prominent part of the story; this is where she should have paused and added the extra details - how the two felt while it was happening despite the trouble they were in, let them say I Do.. It could have been SO much better. 

Other then that one complaint, I loved it! Silver Shadows was definitely one of the better books in this spin off so far! I'm excited for another book, especially after the hell of a cliff hanger we are left with! 

Here are my reviews for the rest of the series: 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Review: 3 erotic romances by Pam McKenna

Binding Agreement
Pam McKenna

Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: BookTrope Publishing

Book Description: 

A chance encounter on a moonlit beach draws sensible, cautious Kay Denehy into a night of anonymous passion and surrender with a ruthlessly dominant stranger. As John Randall introduces her to the exotic thrills of bondage and discipline, she discovers who she really is under the prim schoolteacher exterior—a sexual submissive who needs the strict and ardent guidance of a take-no-prisoners Dom like him.

John carries more than his share of emotional baggage, the result of a tragedy for which he feels responsible. Though he cares for Kay, he refuses to pursue a relationship, certain he could only bring her pain. He pushes her away even as his unconscious dream self turns her into a sex slave to be punished and enjoyed ménage-style by two other zealous and demanding Doms.

For the first time in her life, Kay knows what she needs, and who she needs, to be sexually and emotionally fulfilled. She knows, too, the path John must take to escape his dark places—if only he’ll trust her to lead the way.

Photo Play

Pam McKenna

Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: BookTrope Publishing

Book Description: 

Shy Darla Carmody decides to jump-start her flaccid love life by presenting her

fiancé with sexy photos of herself.

She doesn’t bargain on the photographer, Kon Drummond, being a hunky Dom determined to personally demonstrate what she’s been missing.

The photo session turns into a BDSM marathon as Kon introduces Darla to the erotic pleasures of bondage, spanking, and complete sexual submission—all under the unforgiving lens of his camera. Never has Darla imagined herself on the receiving end of such treatment, or guessed the ecstasy it would bring her.

Kon has been burned by three expensive divorces and refuses to acknowledge his emotional connection to Darla. He taught her to embrace a part of herself she never knew existed. Will he let her return the favor?

Faking It
Pam McKenna

Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: BookTrope Publishing

Book Description:

Britt Munro faces seven days of sexual servitude at a swanky Hamptons beach house, being shared by the hottest two men she’s ever met.

It’s either that or prison after she tries to sell millionaire art collector Garrett Harvey a fake nineteenth-century masterpiece she painted herself.

Garrett’s art-expert buddy Jack turns her punishment into a ménage à trois—his reward for spotting the forgery. Garrett and Jack are both inventive, energetic lovers, but only one touches her heart.

Only one makes her yearn for something real, even after she discovers she’s not the only one keeping secrets. Once the week is up, she’ll never see him again.

Months later, her past returns with a vengeance, testing both her courage and the depth of her ex-lover’s feelings.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Review: City of Heavenly Fire, Mortal Instruments #6

City of Heavenly Fire
The Mortal Instruments
book 6, The End
Cassandra Clare

YA Paranormal, Fantasy

In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!


City of Heavenly Fire was long... much longer than the other books in the series. It was really slow in parts and I found myself wandering in thought instead of paying attention to the words. Finally it picks up the pace and for once they are all fighting together to save someone else instead of trying to rescue each other.

I feel like a good portion of this book is a set up for a spin off series (which I do not plan on reading) I could have done without all the side story with the orphaned children, and in turn that would have shortened the book. However, I'm glad that everyone got their happily ever after and it seemed like the perfect time to end the series. Anymore and it would have been repetitive, I mean, how many different ways can a group of teenagers save the world?

Poor Simon seemed to get the worst of it from beginning to end.. turned into a rat, a vampire, a daylighter, stripped of immortality and memories to be returned to mundane life... only to be turned into a possible shadowhunter. Really? I still don't get the appeal for Magnus, why a 400 year old warlock would love an 18 year old is beyond me. Jace finally figuring out and accepting who he is and basically asking Clary to marry him, and Maya finally happy and in charge.

What I don't understand is the conversation between Zachariah and Tessa that suggests a repeating pattern with the families, but my guess is that it's another of the storylines that will be followed in the possible spinoff series. Who knows.

Good series, glad it's over. 

4 stars. 

Check out my reviews for the rest of the series: