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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Sweet Savage Blood: Reunion, by Carolina Courtland

Sixteen-year-old Dominique Castille is a typical teen in a boring Texas town, where the most exciting thing is the annual turnip green festival. When the charismatic Caden Hanover enrolls in her high school, her life takes a heart-pounding turn. From the moment she sees Caden, she is irresistibly drawn to him. She has no idea that not only is he a vampire, but that he knows she is the reincarnation of his human wife—the wife he hasn't seen in almost two hundred years. He is determined to reestablish their passionate love. He won't stop until he claims Dominique as his own—and eventually makes her his vampire bride. 
A vampire teen romance, Sweet Savage Blood is the story of undying love sweeping across time from the 19th century to the 21st century.


 It starts off great, I love historical paranormal romance... and then it flashes to present day. 

 Dominique is your typical teenage girl, Caden is an irresistible 200 year old vampire that thinks shes the reincarnation of his wife... what more do you need for a great plot? Maybe throw in a slightly crazy vampire cousin and a vampire slaying cheerleader.
 The story is a little slow; there are some really great plot twists mixed in, but there is quite a bit of filler. It takes too long to get to
the point at times. In the last few chapters the story really picks up, and then your hit in the face with an ending. Luckily I already have the next book loaded on my kindle, ready to go! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review: Her Sweetest Downfall

Ophelia's been successful at hiding her true identity, until the mark of the serpent appears on her neck—a death sentence, should it be seen by anyone in her town. Hiding the mark might save her from falling victim to the witch hunts of her era, but the scorching sensation it carries can’t be ignored.

When the mysterious Ethan is sent to collect her for a life of something more, she learns concealing the mark is the least of her concerns. She’s destined to do a new task—to join a dark, supernatural world and protect the future of people she may never meet.

What she doesn’t know—what she learns too late—is that her initiation won’t be complete until she kills the man who’s captured her heart.

Another interesting book by Rebecca Hamilton! I loved the Forever Girl, so I thought I'd give this one a try, and I'm glad I did. 
Ophelia's story is one full of complications and heartache. A love that can never be because of their destiny... Or can it?
I can't wait to read more about the forever girls! 

If you haven't read The Forever Girl you can still read this novella as it's good enough to be a stand alone and if you decide to read the first book it will answer a lot of the questions that you'll have

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Review: The Unsinkable Vampire

Haunted by the recent loss of her father and the family estate, Charlotte Covington boards the greatest ocean liner in the world only to discover her mother intent on match making. It is not the young wealthy bachelor Charlotte soon fancies, though. Rather it is the intriguing after hours doctor whose presence sets her heart aflutter. A date with destiny, however, will reveal the doctor's true nature and leave Charlotte with only one hope to survive tragedy.


 I can't tell you exactly what it was about this book that kept my interest, but it ended all to quickly! When I got to the 'to be continued...' I was really hoping for the next part to be available already. Sadly no, there is another book in the series out, but it's all new characters.

The story was good, though it never hinted at vampires until the very end and then you are just left hanging. All in all it was an enjoyable couple of hours spent reading. :) I would gladly read the continuation of their story if it ever comes out. 


Review: Love & War (Arcadia Falls Chronicles)

A war is brewing between the hunters and the vampires and Chloe is determined to strike against the vampires before they have a chance to attack the hunter community.

While Chloe tries to convince the hunter community, and most especially tries to convince Drew, that they should move against the vampires first instead of waiting for an attack,
the group of new friends—Oscar, Alice, Drew, Chloe and Christina—are distracted by news reports of a vigilante who is saving innocent humans against what can only be vampire attacks. Fearing this vigilante will cause unwanted attention that will expose the vampire-hunter community with each person he rescues, the group attempts to discover who this mysterious potential vampire hunter is.
When they catch up with him, the group learns a shocking revelation that might just change everything for everyone in Arcadia Falls, but will have the most profound impact on Chloe herself. 

 The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is the continuation of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. Following the format of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is serialized into several novella-length stories. 


I loved The Vampire Hunters Daughter Series, and in this continuation nothing is lost! The drama is still alive, the suspense is still page turning, and the new characters are intriguing! 
I can't wait for the next part in the series. 

If you haven't read the Vampire Hunter's Daughter yet, you can find it here: Click on the cover. 


Review: Destiny Rising (Vampire Diaries: The Hunters)

Elena has faced countless challenges — escaping the Dark Dimension, defeating phantoms, discovering she's a Guardian. But nothing compares to choosing between the two loves of her life: Stefan and Damon Salvatore. Elena has reunited with Stefan, while Damon, hurt by the rejection, has become dark and unpredictable. Now Elena's torn between saving Damon's soul and staying true to Stefan.

But before Elena can decide who her heart belongs to, Dalcrest College's campus is overrun with vampires determined to resurrect Klaus, the wicked Old One who will stop at nothing to destroy Elena—and everyone close to her.

As Elena learns more about her destiny as a Guardian, a protector against evil on earth, she realizes that before she can defeat Klaus, she has to sacrifice someone close to her. Elena must decide how much—and who—she's willing to give up before it's too late. . . .

 ~ * Spoilers * ~ 

I found the story quite slow at times. There was some action, mostly drama and what came across as filler. There were a few twists in the in the beginning so you didn't know which of the Salvatore brothers Elena will chose... I think what turned me off the most is the characters... I mean, how many times can you bring a villain back from the dead to be the villain again?! Why is Matt destined to be alone and miserable? After making her decision to spend her life with Stefan, Elena has to find a way to save Damon from her mission. In the end, saving Damon ties her to him for the rest of their lives, which turns out is forever because Elena finally drinks the water from the eternal fountain of youth!
Ultimately, Elena makes her decision - but it could always change - they do have forever after all. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My LONG break is over...

Sorry I was away for so long. 

Our annual vacation is always during the Christmas break, and for the second year we've spent it on a cruise ship! It is the best way to travel in my opinion! (A little on the expensive side though) 

This year we drove from Texas to Miami (20+ hours!) to board a Carnival ship for 7 days, and then drove back home. (20+ hours!) We visited the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk. As always, we had a blast - and when we finally made it back home the vacation laziness lingered and I haven't wanted to do anything! I spent a lot of time editing photos to be sent off for print... and I didn't think I there were too many until the 30 lb box arrived at my door! OH MY what did I do?! It is going to take me an extremely long time to put those into albums. (over 700 pictures!) OOPS! 

After that we took another weekend trip to San Antonio, plus we had a sleepover at work (I work at an elementary school and we have 2 sleepovers a year [boys night, girls night] we stay up all night in the gym and play) that threw my schedule off for a while! Never a dull moment around here!

I did open my shop back up January 7th, and I've sold a couple of things (all previously made items) THANK YOU! lol But this is my attempt at getting back on track and into the groove of things again! 

Here are a few of the pictures from our trip: 

Random Ship photos

  More Random Ship pics
  San Juan, Puerto Rico


   Dominican Republic:
 river where Rambo 2 was filmed


Grand Turk:
  Jack's Shack in Grand Turk!

Random Pictures
Back to Miami
Back in Texas