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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Book Review: Cursed, #4 in The Brookehaven Vampires series



Leaving it all behind, Laney and Oliver are looking forward to getting away from the troubles of “Treeville,” and finally beginning their forever. Unfortunately, Laney’s guardian angel and Oliver’s twin have other plans in mind.

Even so, after a wonderful, yet also terrifying few days together, Laney and Oliver are off to the capital where they will partake in Levi’s plans of persuading his love to join his world. Although enjoyable, and rather entertaining, Laney and Oliver must soon return home where anything can and will go wrong.

As if a psychotic angel and a crazy twin brother were not enough, Laney and her friends come to find that their previous troubles with witches, werewolves, and the Weslin siblings were nothing compared to what is coming.
With many secrets into her life revealed, Laney must find it within herself to hold it together and make the right choices to help save the ones she loves.

With everyone’s futures hanging in the balance, will Laney and her friends be able to put a stop to a chain of events that could tear their world apart? 


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Review:

I will start by saying, WOW. I LOVED this book! And as always, I'm left wanting more.

This is a well rounded book, full of adventure, suspense and the drama that comes with an everyday teenage life.

In Cursed, we finally get a little taste of what Oliver's life is like when he's not with Laney. We get a glimpse into his job and the perks of being a BHV, as well as a taste of life before Laney with a small trip into his past.

We are also treated to some much needed comedy in the form of Carter. This book is not primarily narrated by Laney like it's predecessors. We are let into the minds of Oliver and Carter and it's quite comical at times, as well as helping us to understand parts of the story with more clarity. Most of the time I don't like it when more than one character narrate, but in this case it works beautifully. 

This book opens up a world of possibilities for the future of Brookehaven, and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.



Saturday, November 30, 2013

WINNERS announced!


Congratulations!! 

Ashely and Ana, please send me a message > here < with your email address so that the books can be sent to you.  :)


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Release Day!! Cursed, #4 in The Brookehaven Vampires series



Leaving it all behind, Laney and Oliver are looking forward to getting away from the troubles of “Treeville,” and finally beginning their forever. Unfortunately, Laney’s guardian angel and Oliver’s twin have other plans in mind.
Even so, after a wonderful, yet also terrifying few days together, Laney and Oliver are off to the capital where they will partake in Levi’s plans of persuading his love to join his world. Although enjoyable, and rather entertaining, Laney and Oliver must soon return home where anything can and will go wrong.
As if a psychotic angel and a crazy twin brother were not enough, Laney and her friends come to find that their previous troubles with witches, werewolves, and the Weslin siblings were nothing compared to what is coming.
With many secrets into her life revealed, Laney must find it within herself to hold it together and make the right choices to help save the ones she loves.
With everyone’s futures hanging in the balance, will Laney and her friends be able to put a stop to a chain of events that could tear their world apart?



Today is the day we've been waiting SO long for! Cursed has been released. 

Get your copy NOW: 
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords

Don't forget that you should read Zane before you read Cursed! 
 
Also, don't forget to see if you are the winner of my giveaway AND enter the other giveaways listed at the bottom of  > this post < !   

Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome. 

 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Release Day for Zane: The Guardian Angel

 Today is the release of Zane, the newest addition to the Brookehaven Vampires series
Visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords to purchase your copy of Zane: The Guardian Angel now! 
If you haven't started reading this amazing series yet, please visit Amazon, BN, or Smashwords to purchase the first book, Laney, for only $0.99



Don't forget we are also hosting a giveaway - enter HERE for your chance to win a copy of both Zane, and Cursed (book 4)!  




Sunday, November 17, 2013

Giveaway - The Brookehaven Vampires Series

 



 Are you excited about the upcoming release of Zane: The Guardian Angel, book #3.5 and Cursed, book #4 in the Brookehaven Vampires series?
Well, here's your chance to WIN an e-book of each! (Kindle, Nook or their apps only)
Yes, you read that right - the winner will receive a copy of not one, but both books!

Enter for your chance to win here:

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If you just can't wait for the giveaway to end, you can purchase your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. 
Zane will be released on November 25th and Cursed on the 30th.

There will be several giveaways listed in different places over the next few weeks, I will try to update you on your chances to win a copy of these 2 amazing books! 

Current list of giveaways
books 1-3 are being given away HERE - ends 11/19 
3 copies of Laney - enter HERE - ends 12/15
3 copies of Darkness - enter HERE - ends 12/15
3 copies of Tainted Blood - enter HERE - ends 12/15


 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

NEWS: Strange Fate by L.J. Smith - 2014?

L.J. Smith has become more active on her facebook page, and as a result we are getting some much needed information on Strange Fate, The Forbidden Game sequel, and some other surprise projects. 


Here - you can find the first chapter of Strange Fate.
Here - you can find the most up to date info on Strange Fate.
Here - is the synopsis of The Forbidden Game Sequel. 

And for something fun, you can find a quiz on the Vampire Diaries, written by L.J. herself, HERE.  

          


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review: Zane: The Guardian Angel (Brookehaven Vampires Novella)



I love that Zane's story covers the ending of Tainted Blood from his point of view. I always find it interesting to read a situation from several different characters point of view as it adds a whole new perspective to what is happening in the authors head. :)

In this novella, we are introduced to the different realms and creatures that reside outside of Brookehaven. Who knew?! We just thought Zane was crazy, but now we know why! This is a whole new take on angels, and I must say - it's sinfully addictive. I can't wait to read more.

Along with shedding some much needed light on the storyline and finally getting some answers to the many questions I've had building throughout the series, we are left with new questions to ponder. Hopefully we will find some answers in the long awaited fourth book in the series, Cursed.


The Brookehaven vampires series is AWESOME! If you haven't read it yet, the time is perfect as this novella #3.5 and book 4, Cursed, are going to be released at the end of the month! 

 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Zane: The Guardian Angel - Brookehaven Vampires Novella


With the anticipated release of the 4th book in the series, Cursed (November 30th) - the author has surprised us all with the announcement of a new Novella, Zane: The Guardian Angel, to be released 5 days prior (November 25th).Zane (Novella 3.5) is meant to be read between Tainted Blood (book 3) and Cursed (book 4).


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Zane is set to be released November 25, 2013


Being chosen as one of the Fallen is an honor amongst the angels. Yet, it was an honor Zane had not wished for.

On Laney’s nineteenth birthday, Zane fell with the mission to keep her safe, but he was never given that opportunity...

In this Brookehaven Vampires novella, you will step into the mind of Laney’s guardian angel, get a glimpse of his life before the fall, and see what our world looks like from his point of view.

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 I am super excited to bring you a preview of Zane! 

Zane

They call us Guardians. The Fallen. We are angels, sent from our realm to protect your kind from the ones you call vampires, or, believe it or not, greater evils.
For many of you, vampires are of your own kind. They are the ones from which you descend. Most of those we are sent to protect—our charges, as we call them—are unaware of this little fact, and they rarely have such lineage. If a charge is a descendant of the vampire race, they are so far removed that the line is hardly traceable.
Typically, we do not protect the vampires or their direct descendants. In fact, we loathe them. We are sent to rescue those who are the descendants from realms outside of your own. Your realm, your world, just happens to be a melting pot for the supernatural. A place where those like me can safely blend in amongst many, many other kinds.
My assignment was one of the few exceptions to the rules. My charge, a descendant of the vampire line, was also a descendant of one from a realm unlike mine, or even your own. Do not get me wrong, it was an honor to receive this particular mission. Only, I did not wish to have the honor. I wanted my Willa, my one true love. I wanted to stay in my realm, marry Willa, and with her, eventually start a family.
In order to achieve this dream, I would have to fulfill my mission to save the one who descends from two different realms. In order to save her, I must fall. In order to return, I must complete my mission, which meant I must take her virtue. This was something I did not wish to do.
In addition to my unsavory task, I must present to God three gifts in order to return home. Three gifts that were not so easily found.
I fear I might fail. I fear I might never see my Willa again. I fear for what I must do.
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“Zane?” I heard Willa’s sweet voice call to me.
“Over here,” I called back. I quickly folded my assignment scroll and pushed it deep into my pants pocket. I could not let her know. Not just yet.
“There you are,” she said as she rounded the tree where I was perched. She smiled; her beautiful grayish-green eyes sparkled in the sunlight as she gazed up at where I balanced on a high branch. “I received word that you wanted to speak with me,” she said.
I sighed as I gazed down at my love. At my whole life. I forced a smile to reassure her, and then I leapt from the branch, gracefully landed beside her, and folded my wings as I straightened. I would complete this assignment so that I could return to my heart.
Taking her soft, dainty hand in mine, I kissed the back of it. “I have news I must share with you, my love.”
With her hand still in mine, I led her across the field to a nearby brook behind my family’s home. We sat side by side with our fingers laced together. We dangled our bare feet over the edge of the rickety bridge while the sun warmed our wings and the exposed portions of our skin. Be-neath us, the water slowly trickled by.

 “What news do you have to share?” Willa questioned after a while. She tilted her head to the side as she gazed at me. Her beautiful, long hair slipped down her arm as she did so.
I had been silent too long. I could see that she was growing uneasy.
Being chosen as one of the Fallen was something Willa and I had feared might happen. Not all of my kind are chosen. Only unwed males fall, but not all males. My news was sure to break her heart, just as it was breaking mine.
Willa was not yet of age to be united in marriage. Not in our lord’s eyes. Yet, we were ready to dedicate the rest of our lives to one another. We had been for some time. We could have submitted an appeal and wed early. Perhaps it would have been approved, but we did not have much longer to wait. Foolishly, we thought we would be safe. Sadly, I had been chosen in that small window of time that was left before Willa would be of age to marry.
“Zane, my love,” Willa said, her dainty fingers touching my face, turning it toward hers so that she could look into my eyes. “You are frightening me. Please, do tell me of your news.”
Gazing into Willa’s eyes, I could see how nervous she was. Releasing her hand, I dug the assignment from my pocket. I was shaking as I handed the folded parchment to her. Her eyes widened. Without even looking at it, she knew what it was. However, she gingerly took the paper from my hand and slowly unfolded it.
As she read, tears began to fall. Little droplets of sorrow hit the parchment that she held in her hands.
“Please do not cry, Willa,” I softly said to her. I wanted to hold her in my arms and carry her sadness as my own.
She folded the parchment that held our future. Silently, she handed it back to me. She gripped the edge of the bridge and stared down at the stream below. She said nothing, but silent tears continued to fall.
I sighed and stuffed my assignment back into my pocket. “Please speak to me, Willa. I need to hear your words. I need to hear that you will still be mine when I return.”
I saw a very sad smile form as she continued to watch the water below. I gently ran a finger along the edge of her wing. Her sun-warmed feathers felt like perfection.
A moment of terror coursed through me as I came to the realization that my wings would soon be torn from my body.
I would get them back, and I would come home to Willa. I had to.
“I love you, Willa,” I told her, my voice just above a whisper.
She turned her face toward mine. Tears glistened on her rosy cheeks. “And I love you, Zane. You are my one and only true love.”
With a heart full of sadness, I smiled at her. I took her hand in mine and kissed the back of it, just as I always had. “Will you still be mine when I return?” I asked. Nervousness was evident in my words.
“I will,” she confessed as she pulled her hand free of mine and wiped away her fallen tears.
She was so beautiful. Such a rare beauty, my Willa. Another tear fell and I gently wiped it away. I brushed a strand of her silky, red hair from her face. She adjusted her copper-colored wings and rested her head against my shoulder.
“I will miss you, my love,” I told her. “I will come back to you as quickly as God shall permit.”
“What if you fail?” she questioned ever so quietly.

 “Do you doubt my ability to return to you?” I asked. My pride was somewhat challenged. Did my love not believe in me?
She lifted her head from my shoulder and her grayish-green eyes met mine. She smiled, playfully. “I do not,” she reassured me.
A breeze blew across the land, causing strands of Willa’s lovely hair to cover her face. I brushed them behind her ear. Her sorrowful eyes held me in place. I loved this creature before me with all of my being. I would do anything to return to her and complete our union.
I adjusted my wings to shield us from prying eyes. I hesitantly leaned closer. Such displays, especially for one under the proper age, were frowned upon. However, her eyes closed in anticipation. Chills covered my body as I pressed my lips to her soft, sweet, pink mouth. Her hand found mine and tightened on my fingers when I lingered too long. Instead of ending our connection, I continued kissing her, and I encouraged her to open her mouth. My tongue traced her full lower lip, and soon, her lips parted just enough to invite me in.
Her pale cheeks were flushed pink when my mouth parted from hers. I trailed my fingers down her bare arm, and I noticed her fight the shiver that my touch caused her.
“Willa, I could appeal. We could appeal,” I said, somewhat frantically. I suddenly feared being separated from her. I feared I might not return to her. I feared I would never truly get to make her mine. “We could inform the elders that we plan to wed once you are of age. It is so close, perhaps they will favor us.”
She tilted her head as her eyes stayed on mine. She slowly shook her head. “Zane, you know as well as I, it is too late for that.”
I began to protest, but she would not have it. “This is a great honor that has been bestowed upon you, and you were chosen to complete this mission for a reason. Your families are connected. We knew this day was coming, we just did not want to believe,” Willa said, tears surfacing in her mesmerizing eyes once more.
She was right. We had known, especially since I was the only eligible male of my line to be pulled from those who could be chosen. When my uncle had chosen to stay in the other realm, it had been only my father left from our line. Until me. My window to fall was still wide open. I had plenty of time left, but, had Willa been of age to be wed, I would have married her, and they could choose me no longer. That is, if the elders would allow the union...
I feared that the elders believed uniting with my charge might bring peace between our races. There had been rumors of them wanting to terminate our endless war with the vampires. There had been rumors of our kind uniting with theirs. I would not be their savior. I would not unite with my charge.
I was due to fall, and fall I must, or I would be exiled, for good. However, I would do no more than was assigned to me. The elders could not force me to form a union with my charge. For that, I was grateful.
Willa turned away from me, her hair hiding her face from my view. “Please share with me. Tell me your thoughts and your fears,” I said to her. I gave her fingers a gentle squeeze.
With tears falling, she turned back to me and confessed her sorrow. “It was I who was to be your first.” Her confession took me by surprise. “How am I to live with the knowledge that you have lain with another?

 “Oh, Willa.” I pulled her to me, gathering her small frame to my side. I held her, my own sorrow consuming me. I wanted this no more than my love did. I wanted Willa to be my one and only. I did not want this task. “Fall with me, Willa,” I whispered. “We can live in the other realm. We can hide amongst the others. We can be married and live together, freely.”
She pulled free of my grip and adjusted herself so that she was facing me, one slender leg bent and resting between us. “It is not our way, Zane.”
Defeated, I accepted that she was correct. It was not our way. We did not flee our realm; it was a safe place for our kind. “Then this is what must be done. I will fall, I will complete my assignment, and I will return to you.”
“What if you fall in love with her?” she questioned, her voice quavering slightly.
I smirked in response to her question. “That can never happen,” I told her as I brushed my fingers along her beautifully freckled cheek. “There is only one love for me. I love you, Willa. I do this for us, for our future.”
I gently pressed my lips to hers once more. I memorized everything about kissing her. I memorized the way it made my body feel, the way my mind got lost when her gentle fingers touched my skin, the sweet smell of wildflowers in the air, her soft lips against mine, her silky wing feathers brushing against my arm. Every last moment, every factor, every detail, every item was stored in my mind. I would keep it there, safe, until I returned home.

 Copyright © 2013 Joann I Martin Sowles

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cursed release date revealed!

Cursed, book 4 in The Brookehaven Vampires series will be released November 30th.

Haven't read the series yet? No problem. Check out my previous post, here, to see where you can get started now!



This is by far one of my FAVORITE series! PLEASE go check it out now! 


Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Brookehaven Vampires Series

With the much anticipated book 4 coming soon, I just finished my re-read of Tainted Blood, the third book in the Brookehaven Vampires series by Joann I. Martin Sowles, and it was even better the second time! 
I absolutely cannot wait for Cursed to be released! 

If you haven't read this series yet, it's the perfect time to get hooked!

Check them out here: 

The Brookehaven Vampires on Facebook
Website

Laney:                           Darkness:                      Tainted Blood:
Amazon                        Amazon                         Amazon
Barnes & Noble            Barnes & Noble            Barnes & Noble 
Kobo                             Kobo                             Kobo
Smashwords                 Smashwords                  Smashwords



Saturday, October 19, 2013

Dark and Dangerous - Boxed Set of Best-Selling Authors!



DARK AND DANGEROUS: Six-in-One Hot Paranormal Romances Boxed Set featuring six books by six best-selling authors is out now in ebook and, for a limited time only, it’s just $0.99 / 99p!

That’s right, you can get these 6 hot paranormal romance books by Felicity Heaton, Jennifer Ashley, Bonnie Vanak, Caris Roane, Laurie London and Erin Kellison for under a dollar right now at Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo Books and Apple iBooks / iTunes.

Whether you like shifters, werewolves, vampires, fae, magic or secret portals, there's a sexy story here that's sure to tantalize your darkest, most dangerous desires!


Grab the ebook boxed set now at the special discounted price from:

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Books in the Dark and Dangerous Paranormal Romance Boxed Set are:

HARD MATED by Jennifer Ashley -  A USA Today bestselling book!
Spike, a wildcat Shifter and the champion fighter of Shiftertown, is stunned when Myka, the best friend of a dying human woman, announces that Spike has fathered a cub. What's more, the mother is giving the boy to Spike to protect and raise. Spike is torn between the cub and his duties as tracker to the Shiftertown leader, and begs sassy and sexy horse-training Myka, the only person who understands, to help him. When Spike's job puts his cub and Myka in danger, Spike is forced to choose between those to whom he's pledged his loyalty and his need to protect the woman and cub he's come to love.

THE MATING HUNT by Bonnie Vanak
After a childhood trauma left Arianna Sanders terrified of sex, the only man the pretty Lupine werewolf desires is her fiercely protective guardian. But the sexy, mysterious shifter harbors a dark secret, one he’s determined to hide from Arianna. Kyle Morgan hungers for the voluptuous Arianna and dreams of consummating the passion smoldering between them. When he’s forced into mating with her to save her life, he must
tame the savage, sexual beast inside him before taking the virgin he’s vowed to protect from those hungering to claim her, including himself…

EMBRACE THE DARK by Caris Roane
Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire… Abigail doesn’t mind doing business with the realm-world, until she discovers she’s a rare commodity called a blood rose, something designed to satisfy the deepest needs of a mastyr vampire. She wants nothing to do with that kind of power and servicing a vampire is just wrong. But Mastyr Gerrod’s resistance to her gift, as well as his hot hunkiness in his Guardsman uniform, soon turns her head and she bends her neck to receive a sharp pair of fangs. Mind-blowing sex, ecstasy, all good things follow. But how can she give up her human world to serve as a blood rose the rest of her life?

ASSASSIN'S TOUCH by Laurie London
  Two worlds. Two enemies. One fated touch. Former fashion designer Neyla Trihorn had the perfect life until a deadly accident revealed her latent para-abilities—now she's the army's hottest asset in their fight against invaders. Rickert D'Angelus, the dangerously sexy assassin from Cascadia, leads a group of warriors into New Seattle to stop enemy soldiers from finding the Iron Portal into his world. When he captures the beautiful Protection-Talent, a passionate vision appears and stirs something deep inside him. Rickert must decide if it's a Talent trick, designed to foil the enemy…or the answer to his deepest desires.

SHADOW BOUND by Erin Kellison
Dark fantasy meets modern fairy tale… Adam Thorne founded the Segue Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O'Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow. Twilight is the place between life and what comes after—a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door.

SEDUCE by Felicity Heaton
 Enter the dark, sinful and seductive world of the vampire owners of London's premier vampire theatre, Vampirerotique. Bloodlust runs in Antoine’s veins, a dark master waiting for the day it will reign over him. Now a woman with a pure soul and wicked intentions has him in her sights and is determined to crack the ice around his heart, and she might save or damn him. But when Sera discovers the shocking truth about his past and the darkness that lurks within him, will she be strong
enough to seize his heart with both hands and win him forever or will she lose him to the ghosts that still haunt him?


Monday, October 14, 2013

STOP Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and KOBO from removing Erotica and Self-Published books!

Apparently Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and KOBO have all started removing certain Erotica and self published indie author titles! 

Please consider signing this petition for them to STOP! 

Sign the Petition HERE

Thanks for reading! 

~ Kim


Friday, October 11, 2013

Brookehaven Swag


The Brookehaven Vampires series will be releasing the 4th book SOON, and in celebration the author, Joann, has sent me some swag to share with you guys! 

The first 3 people to comment on this post will get a set!


Cursed promises to be the best one yet! Check out my previous post for details: 
Cursed, The Brookehaven Vampires Book 4




Monday, August 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Cursed - book 4 in The Brookehaven Vampires Series by Joann I. Martin Sowles

  *COMING: November 2013*

Cursed - The 4th book in The Brookehaven Vampires Series


Leaving it all behind, Laney and Oliver are looking forward to getting away from the troubles of “Treeville,” and finally beginning their forever. 
Unfortunately, Laney’s guardian angel and Oliver’s twin have other plans in mind.
Even so, after a wonderful, yet also terrifying few days together, Laney and Oliver are off to the capital where they will partake in Levi’s plans of persuading his love to join his world. Although enjoyable, and rather entertaining, Laney and Oliver must soon return home where anything can and will go wrong.

As if a psychotic angel and a crazy twin brother were not enough, Laney and her friends come to find that their previous troubles with witches, werewolves, and the Weslin siblings were nothing compared to what is coming.
With many secrets into her life revealed, Laney must find it within herself to hold it together and make the right choices to help save the ones she loves.

With everyone’s futures hanging in the balance, will Laney and her friends be able to put a stop to a chain of events that could tear their world apart?

YA/NA, Paranormal Romance. 18+ *Mature Content Warning*
 If you haven't read the series yet, get started on it now!
You can find the books here:
Amazon                                       Barnes&Noble
Laney                                                  Laney
Darkness                                             Darkness
Tainted Blood                                     Tainted Blood

Also, please check out the author's pages and show some love! 
Facebook         Website          Blog           Twitter          Goodreads

 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Review: My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3) by Rachel Vincent



Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.Until something does.

Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.
And so is someone else...


Review

This was an action packed book! So far this series hasn't disappointed, and this was another great addition.
I love that there are a few lover quarrels as well as some real life problems teenage problems with a paranormal twist. It's easy to relate to the characters and understand what they are feeling.
Todd is growing on me, and towards the end I found myself preferring him to Nash.
I can't wait to read the next one. 




 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: Eve of Darkness (Marked #1) by Sylvia Day


Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.
For Evangeline Hollis, a long ago fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. One night with a leather-clad man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain.

Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted into service to kill demons, Eve’s learning curve is short. A longtime agnostic, she begrudgingly maneuvers through a celestial bureaucracy where she is a valuable but ill-treated pawn. She’s also become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...

But she’ll worry about all that later. Right now she’s more concerned with learning to kill while staying alive. And saving the soul she’d never believed she had.


Review: 

     When I started this book I wasn't aware that it had some of the same characters as the Renegade Angels series. Since I had just finished the first book in that series prior to starting this one I was surprised, but pleased.
     I greatly preferred this book to A Touch of Crimson! I mean, it's still not Crossfire equivalent, but it was much better than the start of Renegade Angels. There was plenty of action and romance. At first it threw me off, it's like the book started with the ending and then went back to explain how we got to that point, but you don't realize that until literally the very end. Or at least I didn't... maybe I just wasn't paying attention enough. Who knows.
     I do like that there is sort of a love triangle happening, and can see where the drama would get better as the series progresses. I'm not into religion though - much like the main character - so I didn't lose interest at some parts and zone out.

    I acquired this during a sale on audible.com, not a bad read, I may just get the next one in the series and see how it plays out. 


 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review: A Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day

Can a love that transcends death survive a war between angels, vampires, and lycans?


An angel with immense power and insatiable desire, Adrian Mitchell leads an elite Special Ops unit of the seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen--angels who have become vampires--and command a restless pack of indentured lycans.

But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals--losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her: Shadoe, her soul once more inhabiting a new body that doesn't remember him. This time he won't let her go.

With no memory of her past as Shadoe, Lindsay Gibson knows only that she can't help being fiercely attracted to the smoldering, seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay is soon caught between her angel lover, her vampire father, and a full-blown lycan revolt. There's more at stake than her love and her life--she could lose her very soul...



Review
                                        ** spoiler alert **  

After reading the Crossfire series I had high hopes for this book...
while the story was good I just found it lacking details. It could have been so much better and I think seeing the potential in it ruined what was actually there.

For the most part its a good book, but it's not something that I'll be continuing on with. It didn't keep my attention and there really isn't anything significant that happens as far as action, or even romance. A few small trysts in the bedroom and mentions of fights, but where are the details?
For all the talk about Adrian being a hunter and always in the field there was no action. If he is SO worried about them changing her over, why didn't he try to get there to stop it instead of wondering if it happened and a few weeks later the enemy just drops her off at the doorstep no questions asked?! Why did Shadoe just give up in the end without a fight after holding on for centuries? 

It just didn't work for me, but that's not to say that it doesn't appeal to other people - I just prefer lots of action in my books! 

3 stars... 


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Review: A Hunger Like No Other, by Kresley Cole



A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her...

After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...

Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents—until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae—and their notorious dark desires—ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.

An all-consuming desire...

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?



 Review: 


This is another book that I downloaded from an audible.com sale.

I was quite pleased with this one. It took some getting used to listening to a man tell the story, and at first I found myself giggling when he would attempt the woman's voice, but after a while I was too engrossed in the story to pay any attention to the sounds.

This is an engaging book from start to finish. There is always some type of action going on, whether its a fight or play time. I would say bedroom time, but that wasn't always the case. What more do you expect from a wolf though?

Usually I hate books that flip flop from one character to the other, but in this case, the way it was written, made it all the more enjoyable. It was frustrating at times to know they were both thinking the same thing but assuming something different about the other... but that's what reading is all about. Finding yourself invested in the characters lives and feeling emotions as they do.

This is definitely a series I will continue with!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Reivew: Be Mine Tonight, by: Kathryn Smith



I am called Chapel.

For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past—when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an ungodly thirst. And yet...

Never have I known a maiden the like of Prudence Ryland, whose beauty and spirit awaken a heart I feared long cold and dead. But her young life is slipping away, and she also seeks the deliverance of the Grail—unaware that the cost of her search could be her soul. I must help Prudence, for in six hundred years, no other woman has stirred my passions so. But dare I tender to my beloved that which she most desires—the sensuous "gift" of forever that is both rapture and a curse: my immortal kiss?



Review
  I listened to the audio book, and it took a few chapters for me to get used to the voice, but as the story progressed and became more interesting I payed no attention to the voice and just focused on what it was saying. 

A little slow in the beginning, but once it gets going you must know how it ends. There are several twists and turns along the way, a few of them I actually didn't see coming, and that's always a good thing! Nearing the end of the story is quite emotional, and I just knew that was it... it was going to be a sad love story. BUT the author surprised me with a few happier chapters to end the book!

I downloaded this book during a sale on Audible.com and am really quite glad I gave it a shot. 


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Books on SALE

Newly released, Forsaken, an Academy of the Fallen novel (#4) is only $4.99 on Amazon! Get your copy now!



Kayla:
I don’t know how much time has passed. I don’t even know what is real and what isn’t. There are times where for a matter of minutes, I’m in a dark place. The room is dirty, warm, and I’m alone. My hands and legs are bruised and I feel weak. I want to fight. I want to find my dagger and go after whoever is doing this to me, but I can’t. I feel the wards around me, but those wards are different than the ones that protected the Academy. These are dark and keep me from using my nephilim abilities. For the rest of the time, I’m always with Hunter, and we are at the Academy, but there is never anyone else around us. It’s just him and me, and everything should feel perfect, but I don’t trust any of it. It’s all too perfect and life never is.




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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Fall of Night (Morganville # 14) by Rachel Caine



Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.

Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.

But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make...


Review: 

 ** spoiler alert **  

I'm not sure how I feel about this book...

I don't know if it's because the setting isn't in Morganville, but I just wasn't feeling this one. You can tell the series is coming to an end because it seems like the story is very fragile and new ideas are hard to come by. I feel as though I read for a couple of hours and came out with nothing. 

What really happened in the book of any importance? 
In the first couple of chapters Shane is bitten by a hell hound, and he hints about it bothering him from time to time but nothing ever comes of it until the very end but you have to wait until the next book to find out. Apparently the humans have taken over Morganville... but again it comes in the last chapter.
Claire left Morganville to attend college, but she never goes to a single class. In the first half of the book the worst thing that happens is her roommates stalker, and then he dies trying to save her?! I mean, really?

There just wasn't much substance to this book and the more I think about it the more it aggravates me. As much as I LOVE and ADORE this series I think it's time for it to come to an end. When the authors run out of ideas and story starts to suffer it's time to put it down. 

I would love opinions on this series!! 
 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Entwined with You (Crossfire # 3) by Sylvia Day



From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…


Review:

Another really good book by Sylvia Day, my only problem with it is that I'm done and will have to wait a LONG time for the next one! SIGH

I liked this one better because they actually try working through their problems this time instead of just running away or acting childish. It was rather annoying in the first two books every time something would go wrong Eva would act as though she were 16 instead of her mid twenties.

Also, we see more into the mind of Gideon in this one, and some of his secrets and mystery are revealed. This was probably my favorite of the series so far. There is still quite a bit of action and drama, it just seems more like adult drama instead of teenage bs.

I can't wait for the next one! 


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Check out author Daniele Lanzarotta's CONTEST

Want your name in a book? Check out this contest! 
Follow the link below to my friends blog and see the details! 


Daniele Lanzarotta: Contest! Blake from A Mermaid's Curse needs a tat...: Hi everyone! I have something fun for you today!  I'm getting ready to wrap up edits on Forsaken, the final Academy of the Fallen...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cover Reveal: Venom

Happy Bookversary to the Imprinted Souls Series. 

As celebration, author Daniele Lanzarotta has released the cover of Venom, the first book in the Imprinted Souls spin off series! It's all about Nicholas. YAY! 
Also, a > GIVEAWAY <


SO HOT! I can't wait to read it! 


Imprinted Souls is free on Kindle and Smashwords during the month of June, so if you haven't read it yet this is the perfect time to get started! 

Imprinted Souls is one of my ALL TIME favorite series, and I am stoked that there is a spin off because I can't get enough of Nicholas. 


  
A few quotes from the Imprinted Souls series

“... I learn from my mistakes, and falling for you was by far the worst mistake I’ve ever made.”
Daniele Lanzarotta, Blood Bound

“He kissed and held her like it was the last time, but then again, he always did that, because there had always been that possibility of him losing her.”
Daniele Lanzarotta, Shattered Souls

 
“Bloodlust – the disease that makes us the monsters we are known to be; it is what wipes away the last of our humanity.”
Daniele Lanzarotta, Bloodlust

“...I could feel what was left of my soul just slipping away as I fed on that girl until she was totally and completely drained.”
Daniele Lanzarotta, Imprinted Souls

“What he didn’t know was how to beg for her forgiveness, and at that moment, her forgiveness was what he craved the most…even more than he craved her blood.”
Daniele Lanzarotta, Divine Ashes






Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Morganville as a Web TV series?

We've all been asking the same question for years, will Morganville ever be a TV show or Movie? Well, it may just happen, but maybe not in the way we though. 

Rachel Caine has teamed up with Blake Calhoun to hopefully create a Web TV series with 10 minute episodes. The thing is, they need funding for the project. Their idea is that since the fans have been asking about it FOREVER, why not let them help. So they started a Kickstarter project to raise money, check it out here.

They need $75,000 by July 11, 2013. 

There are even incentives for donating, as if seeing Morganville on the screen isn't enough... you will get certain goodies with each level of donation. Things such as Twitter shout outs, your name on the website, digital downloads, signed posters and dvds, digital scripts, your name in the credits, signed books, your own personal short story by Rachel, name a character, silent cameo spot, etc. 


So my question to you is, would you donate money to see this amazing series brought to life? 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2059515068/morganville-the-web-tv-series



 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Review: My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers # 2)



When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.

Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk...


Review: 

 Another good book by Rachel Vincent. Just enough suspense and mystery to keep you interested, and the storyline is believable; I mean, I can see pop princesses selling their souls to get where they are!
There were a few moments when I wanted to tell them they were being stupid, but something else would distract me and I'd forget about it.
All in all it was a good book and I plan to read the next one to see what happens. 


 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cover Reveal: Fated (A Mermaid's Curse # 2) by Daniele Lanzarotta

 

Check out the facebook page for more information on the series.

You can get the first book in the series, Insatiable, for just $0.99 for a limited time on Amazon!! 

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