Cover Reveal: His Frozen Heart by Nancy Straight

 

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Title: His Frozen Heart
Author: Nancy Straight
Genre: Suspenseful Romance
Release Date: November 2014

 

Synopsis:

 

For best friends, Candy and Libby, money is tight with hardly enough to cover their living expenses. When they are desperate for grocery money, the girls bet on their pool playing skills to add to their income.
A simple wager on a quiet winter evening has devastating results, with a stalker determined to kill them both. With Libby in the hospital after a vicious attack, and Candy being pursued by the same stalker, she vows to find Libby’s attacker.
What she finds is Dave, an old friend with a secret past filled with misfortune. Will Dave’s past provide the answer to all of Candy’s problems or will it become Candy’s worst nightmare realized?

 

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Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in rural SC with her husband and two children.

 

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Wicked Wind (Solsti Prophecy Novel 1) by Sharon Kay

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Summary via Goodreads: 

SHE GREW UP THINKING SHE WAS HUMAN

Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.

UNTIL A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH A WARRIOR DEMON

Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.

PLUNGES THEM BOTH INTO A FIGHT FOR HER LIFE

Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who – or what – is stabbing the city’s most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar’s fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?

My Review: 4 out of 5 stars


I am conflicted.

Song Choice: “Swept Away” (Sentimental Version) by the Avett Brothers

First Thoughts:
There is the thing I really actually enjoyed this book, like a lot. BUT…Idk maybe I am being stupid but I felt almost like it was an erotica fighting to be more? I don’t sex scenes, but to me there were an overabundance, to an already very full story. Does that make sense? There was so much going on in this book, demons, elementals, a different realm, nay! multiple realms. And yet sometimes it felt like it was being pushed back for the MCs unsatisfied need for each other.


Thoughts on Plot:
Again maybe this is totally just me, probably it is. And here the thing, it wasn’t like the sex scenes were a bore to read, no, no, no they were hot, heavy, and oooh so sexy. But I think with SUCH a big plot and SUCH HUGE potential for a series that making the book focus a lot more on those sexy scenes it takes away from the story as a whole. Again maybe i am just crazy. Anyways I loved, loved how much this book opened this entire series. It started off fast, which if you know me, I love it when that happens, but idk I felt the pacing was a bit off, with all the sex scenes thrown into the middle of action scenes, things slowed it down. AGAIN – very nice sexy scenes, I guess i just felt it messed with the pacing. oh and seriously? (view spoiler) so okay, back to everything else, I loved the concept of these Demons and the different types of them!! omgosh soososo cool. I loved the other realm, I loved again how this book really opened up so many different possibilities. I really, really do enjoy the series where the next book is about a different couple (which i am assuming that is the case here). So excited. Anyways really there is a lot of action (both kinds) in here, and its very intriguing.

Characters:

Nicole: I think she was a very interest, unique MC woman I have come across. She was very adventurous *wiggly eyebrows* if you know what i mean ;) *disclaimer, I don’t read a lot *any* bdsm, I don’t read a lot of kinkier stuff either – I just don’t…I had an um…incident – let me just saying Kitty Thompson is not a good choice to start the whole bdsm reads ;), annnnnyyways! so this was kinkier for me* Back to it then! I really liked her, i think she was spunky and fun. I like that she was willing to stand up for herself, and not just give up because the big strong Demon man was there to save the day. She wanted to help, she was willing to put herself in danger – even against big strong Demon man’s wishes. I also really adore the fact she did something stupid – i love when characters do stupid things, it makes me really happy. Anyways ^_^ I did enjoy her.

Gunnar: He was…sexy. Yeah that definitely. He was sweet and caring, he honestly wasn’t what i was expecting at first. I was really glad how upfront he was, and also how protective he was. i was glad that he could see reason too. Anyhoops!! i super enjoyed his character, and just him in general.

Okay here it goes: My review is completely bias, maybe your preference is different than mine. I like more action – running around, things happening, adventuring, than I want more sex. I think this book was trying to do a mixture but for me it fell a little flat. I thought where was too much – albeit was hot hot hot, there was just too much and distracted me from the rest of the plot. But hey that is me. And i and I do want to continue on with the series. And I will. I am not putting up much hope that the other books will lean back a little less sex, but a girl can hope ;) <– i am so weird i know.

Blog Tour: Spotlight Don Wars part 6 by Lucian Bane & Aden Lowe

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Dom Wars The Final Round by Lucian Bane & Aden Lowe

Release Date August 13, 2014

BDSM Erotic Romance

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Synopsis:

*RECOMMENDED FOR AGES EIGHTEEN AND UP DUE TO EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, AND STRONG LANGUAGE When Gladiator Inc, an adult toy company expands their market to familiarize the ‘vanilla’ world with the elements of BDSM, the result is a pay-per-view reality show with video feeds streamed live to subscribers. The show, Dom Wars, is a competition to determine the Top Dom that will become the spokesperson for the company. The contestants all wear cameras to film every moment and angle of the competition, while they complete various challenges to determine who has ultimately Dominated various elements of themselves. The hero and heroine of the series, Lucian Bane and Tara Reese, have barely made it into the Sixth and Final Round of Dom Wars. This week-long Survival Round will determine the Top Dom, once and for all. The contestants are taken to an uninhabited island, where they will have to cross formidable jungle terrain. First Dom to reach the boat anchored on the other side of the island wins the million dollars and the title. Seems simple. Except Lucian’s old adversary, the Sadist Jase Duff from Round One, has been tasked with making sure none of the five teams make it to the boat. If he is successful, he wins the prize, only it’s not money that Jase Duff cares about, its revenge on Lucian and Tara. And his sadistic need to inflict pain makes it game on.

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Lucian Bane:

My name is Lucian Bane, and I’m an Ineffable Dom. That just means, do yourself a favor and please don’t try to fit me into categories. Complicated Dom, Intricate Dom, or Confounding Dom work too. I don’t want a woman I can break, or overpower, or exercise my dominance over. I want a woman I can come undone with. I want a woman I can lose myself in. I think there are many men like myself, and I hope my writing will be a map for them. (And women, to let them know Doms like this exist.) I want to challenge men to go for the complete power exchange with a woman, but don’t be a coward and not give the same that they demand or expect. Consider that when you give one hundred percent of yourself to a person, there is no more of you to give away. You now belong to them the way they belong to you. Inner Doms need a master to train them. I once bowed to my Dom’s reckless and tireless desires, but when I gained control, he bowed to my will. The transformation made me into what I am today. What many would call an Ineffable Dom. But its equal term in the Vanilla world, in my opinion, is a real man.

Fun Facts about Lucian…

  1. I love salt and vinegar chips
  2. I love coffee
  3. I hate liver
  4. I love the lonesome cry of locusts at dusk
  5. I love antiques
  6. I want to live off the land, in the mountains in a remote cabin with Tara and our future family
  7. I love the smell of Pine Sol
  8. Love the smell of a campfire
  9. Love the smell of fresh cut grass
  10. I love swimming in a cold river
  11. I love sleeping with a box fan on (lol old habit)

Aden Lowe:

As an English major in college, I took a summer job as a proofreader for a small town newspaper, and got hooked on editing. I also worked my way through college training horses. After graduation, I landed a job for a small independent editing firm, and stayed there for 15 yrs. An old friend, Lucian, approached me to edit his special fiction project, and I got hooked. After an insane few months editing his Dom Wars series for him, Lucian convinced me I should try my hand at writing as well. I’m his co-author for Round Six, the final Dom Wars installment, and we will co-write the White Knight Academy series as well. And in Sept 2014, I’ll release my debut solo work, an Erotic Western with BDSM elements, “Big Game: A Hunted Love Novella”. In addition, I have a military series in the planning stages.

Fun Facts about Aden…

  1. Might, or might not, have bad dreams about penguins.
  2. Had no idea who Justin Bieber was until a few days ago when Wheels enlightened me and changed my life forever. Not.
  3. Until recently, hadn’t gone to see a movie at the theater since “The Horse Whisperer”. I’m not happy about sitting in the dark with that many strangers.
  4. Loves babysitting the neighbors Little Doms, except when they’re flushing my bathroom rug, or doing something worse.
  5. Drinks a mixture of coffee and hot cocoa instead of coffee.
  6. Not into sports – balls aren’t intended to be hit, batted, kicked, thrown, or otherwise abused.
  7. Lived up to a lifelong goal of making a woman wet her panties… just not in the intended way ;)
  8. According to a certain Little Domme’s mom, big hands and feet mean big other things. And everybody knows moms know EVERYTHING.
  9. Has a horse named Joe. Why Joe? Because it’s far easier to say “Joe, you bastard, you bite me and I’ll take your head off” than “Stardust Lucky Bastard, you bastard, you…”
  10. ADEN IS NOT: 1. Afraid of bugs 2. Innocent 3. Sweet 4. A clean freak (Just can’t stand NOT clean) 5. A workaholic (OK, that one’s a fib) 6. A good liar 7. Intimidated by children who aren’t the Little Doms next door. 8. A Momma’s Boy (Close to and protective of Mom is different) 9. Unlikely to shoot a criminal coming through the front door 10. Above kicking a fool’s ass, literally or figuratively.

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Raven (Legends Saga Book #2) by Stacey Rourke

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covergifTitle: Raven
Series: Legends Saga # 2
Author: Stacey Rourke
Audience: NA Paranormal
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Formats: E-book and Paperback  
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs
Editor: Melissa Ringsted
Expected Date of Publishing: Sept 22, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.
 
Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?
 
She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.
 
Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?
 
Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.
 
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authorgifThe Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold.
 
 
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Burden (A Bayou Bear Chronicle #1) by Lila Felix

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Summary Via Goodreads: 

In the depths of the Louisiana swamps, clans of bear shifters roam freely. Hawke Turnclaw, the Alpha over all of his kind, is drowning in the legacy left to him by the Alpha before him, his own father. When he goes on a rescue mission to save a rogue Black bear from the clutches of a Grizzly clan, he finds more than just a Black bear, he finds his mate.

Echo has always been told she’s an anomaly, a fluke. She’s the only bear of her kind and that makes her a hindrance to her clan. She’s tried to run away, but they keep her tethered through guilt and a shock collar around her neck.

And then someone shows up claiming he’s her mate.
Now belonging to a new clan, will she ever be able to understand that she’s so much more than just a burden?

 

My Review: 4.5 stars out of 5

4.5

Hmmm…I’m torn

Song Choice: “Living of Love” by The Avett Brothers, “You Are the Moon” by The Hush Sound, “Forgive Me” by City and Colour

First thoughts: So here is why i am torn…This was was amazingly written, like the writing style, the voice, wonderful. I could fall in love with it because of that alone. I am a seasoned paranormal reader, but I never have read a strictly werebear (bear-shifter) never made that clear to be honest. Some authors a very particular about that. Anyways that doesn’t really matter. I was thrilled that I could finally read a full were-bear story, because most novels that are were-bears or bear shifters well they are eroticas, and I have said this a million times before, nothing wrong with sex, but i want some plot with my books. Anyways so i was thrilled to find this. And here is why i am torn…there wasn’t as much action as I am accustom to in paranormal reads.

Thoughts on Plot: So this starts out and I really liked how it started out because it starts out fast, we are thrown into action almost immediately, that’s sort of where it sort of ….pitters off I suppose. There is a lot of relationship development here, there is a lot of development for the clan who had a lot of problems before. Mysteries are uncovered, and sacrifices are made. I enjoyed seeing the relationship between Echo and Hawke but I also was slightly unconvinced with the speed at which Echo accepted everything. but that is for later in characters. First back to plot! So I appreciated though that Lila took the time to develop their relationship and while they were fated mates they weren’t automatically supposed to fall in love. They have a few bumps in the road but it was interesting to see how they worked together. The ending picked up the action-y parts not as much as i thought, but there was some. I think that it wrapped things up pretty well.

Characters:

Echo: (love her name by the way) anyways she was born into well what could techincally slavery for the Grizzly weres, while she is a black bear. Practically raised to believe there were no other kind of werebears out there, and she handles herself well outside of her slavery. I think that she was incredibly sassy and brave. I guess I wanted to believe it but i think her bravery happened a little quicker than what one would expect. Anyways I do like the person she becomes though. I like that she always has that insecurity until she really grows into herself.

Hawke: He is sexy. He was alpha male that is for sure without being too over-bearings (PUNNNNNNN) sorry…. anyways he was a really a good guy. I think he was trying to be the best Alpha and mate that he could be. I think that he was well written and I really did like him.

The endings: Good like i said things felt very wrapped up. I already started the next book and I am very interested in the next couple’s story.

Cover Reveal: Who We Were by Christy Sloat

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Who We Were
A Contemporary Romance
Novel
 By Christy
Sloat
 

 

 Christy Sloat usually dives
into the paranormal realm when it comes to her books. She gave us;
The Past Lives Series and her bestselling trilogy, The Visitors Series. One night
she was trying to sleep and ignore the idea of a book that was beginning to
haunt her. She threw off the covers and decided to write the layout of Who We
Were, a novel about a young girl who finds out how one simple alteration in her
summer could change her life forever.
Sloat wrote the book in under three months and is very happy
to be able to say she has added a contemporary romance to her line up of books.
Here is the long awaited cover for Who We Were. Get the
standalone novel September 15th published by
Anchor Group Publishing.

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About Who We Were

“Who we were had washed away with the summer. Who we are was
yet to be seen.”
 Summer school at
Alcott High was only supposed to gain Sadie Peters extra credit, nothing more.
Her goal wasn’t to make friends, or gain the attention of the most popular
football player, yet she managed both. Her life was cruising along on course
… until that summer.
Could a simple stint in a different school change her
identity completely and introduce her to love for the first time? How would
that affect her relationship with Lily, her best friend?
Hopefully their friendship was strong enough to make it
through the tumultuous summer. Sadie learns that great things come with change,
but sometimes memories of the past are hardest to part
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ARC Review: Tested (New World Series #3) by Janelle Stalder

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Summary Via Goodreads: 

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

Faced with the scariest decision of her life, Missy is going behind enemy lines to save the rebel that seems to haunt her every dream. Finding courage is one of the hardest things she’s ever done, especially when she comes face-to-face with a terrifying reality. The green eyes that have fascinated her, no longer gleam with recognition. Now Missy must find a way to not only get them out alive, but to save the mind of the man who is quickly capturing her heart. And she must do it all without getting caught. Put to the test, will Missy be able to rise above her fears and find love, or watch it all blow up in smoke?

*This book is for mature audiences due to sexual situations, violence and strong language

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars

I love this series. I loved this book. I love this author.

Warnings:

Warning #1: This is the THIRD in a series, can they be read as standalones? No, not really. I wouldn’t recommend it. There will not be spoilers for this book, but there MAYBE spoilers from book one and most definitely two.

Warning #2: I was given this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. And honesty is what I do.

Song choice: “Swept Away” by The Avett Brothers (sentimental version), “Sideways” by Citizen Cope, “I’ll be seeing you” by Billie Holiday

First Thoughts: So let me just say, when I first read about Tyler I was infatuated, seriously I had the weirdest crush on this man and he barely talked. I was just in lust with him. Now I am fully and utterly in love, and ladies back off he is so and utterly mine. I have already talked to Janelle and told her this. Anyways ;) besides a sexy ass leading man. I love this series because each book is so different from the previous but also ties so fluidly into the one before to make it a series, that its just always entertaining and always not quite what I was excepting. This book was no different. It was fabulous. I was expecting it to be one thing, but was so different. So yes, read this please!!!

Thoughts on Plot: Here is the thing, at end of book two (yup here is that spoiler I promised) Tyler was taken, and Missy was there, and saw it happen. I immediately thought: Ludwig! That crazy-ass bastard who I am also all sort of in love with… i mean…. *runs away* wait i can’t run away I need to finish this review *comes back* So was I right or was I wrong? *wiggly eyebrows* well read and find out ;) so anyways, Tyler is going through some…stuff. ^.^ And since both Ludwig AND the General know most of everyone in the group, only one person can save him. Yup, yup, yup my favorite new lady who was introduced: Missy. Why is she my favorite? Idk i have a thing for the quiet, shy characters. I will get to that though. So we get to see their relationship in so many different stages and I love it. I love seeing them blossom together, and I loved seeing them blossom separately. I think that plot wise, as usually everything moved at a wonderful pace, I was never really bored with any parts of the book, I do think out of the three that are out, this was the least action packed one, but that doesn’t mean things don’t happen, because boy do they happen! So much happens! I am so curious on what will be happening next, and with the next two characters’ book. OHMIGOB. I neeeds its like yesterday. Anyways….Overall I loved the plot we were exposed to a few new developments!!! And we are also sitting on the edges of our seats never knowing what this character or that character is going to do! It’s AHHH amazing. I just love it!! Seriously I know you are thinking she is a horrible critic because she loves this series, but I honestly believe this is such a refreshing look at a dystopia, its right in the heart of the rebellions, its right in the gritty, nasty part, where the new government while is in place hasn’t been there for so long no one knows anything different. All the characters just make me want to cheer them on. I really, really do find this book beyond refreshing, and unique. And those steamy scenes. *grabs fan* well. there you go ;)

Characters:

Missy:


Tyler:

Now about them!!!

Missy: I LOVED HER. Seriously from the first moment we meet her, I might even told Janelle this: I was like I want her story. I want to see her have her own book. Why? Like I said i just have a thing about the more timid characters im drawn to them. It was pretty damn obvious i think we all knew that at some point Missy was abused sexually by a man. So of course she is timid and scared or i should say cautious when around them. And Tyler well he is all man. I think I really enjoyed seeing Missy in this book the most because we could really see her growing, becoming better. I think that when she left and she had to do this on her own she really shined, and became her own person. She really became stronger and just utterly kickass. I loved her seriously. I think she was a fantastic character, and just as Janelle does with all her characters, which they are all usually unique, have their own strong voice, she did here in this book as well. One of my favorite features in Janelle’s books (and yes i am a seasoned Stalder reader ;) is her characters

Tyler: :O talk about sexy!!! Damn, I am not going to lie I like me a good beard, I think they can be really sexy. On him, yes! He was possessive, dangerous, and oh so sweet. There are two sides to this man, he can be thoughtful, calculating, and so utterly careful with Missy and I loved how thoughtful he was. He didn’t just jump right into this, he took time, he eased his way in. He was so dreamy. This man. Wow. Seriously. He knew what he wanted and he was willing to do just about anything to keep her safe. I love how protective he was of her, but he also saw that she needed some space to grow and I think he would be totally and utterly willing to give her that. Seriously mine. MINE. MINE!!!

Ludwig: Now if you are familiar with the series, you are going, what the hell Becca? Well yeah I actually i really like Ludwig, a lot. I want to read his story, I am so super intrigued by him, but he is losing his marbles and its scaring me!! MORE LUDWIG PLEASE!!!

Trent&Phoenix: I really liked them both and I cannot wait to read more about them (is that a spoiler?)

The ending: I can breath a little easier than I could after Masked – thank god, seriously. But I still want more because I am addicted to this series!!! and Janelle in general

Hunted (Chasing the Wolf #1) by Katie Lee O’Guinn

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Summary via Goodreads (and amazon – trust me I checked they are the same) 

There’s a werewolf hunter after Maysie LaRouga, her brother and her mom and the only safe haven for them is in Paskell.

My Review: 

So…3.5

Let me just state this: I love werewolves. I LOVE WEREWOLVES. I do, and its hard to find GOOD werewolf books, that aren’t just about sex. Seriously. I don’t care if there is sex in a book, I really, really don’t mind but when every werewolf book you come across is erotica finding an author who doesn’t do werewolf erotica, but does werewolf book is like nirvana.

I have actually read the first series that focuses in on this town, and also the Alpha pair in this book. I haven’t finished the series, personal reasons i rather not go into. I will eventually get to them I am sure, but for now I wanted to read this. I was a little worried about spoilers from the first series. I guess I have to say if you have no experience with the first series you wouldn’t worry about that, if you haven’t, honestly its been awhile but you do find out some things about Ava and Cyrus (the couple from the original series) So that is my thoughts on that.

First thoughts on this book: This was…good. But at the same time I felt it moved maybe a little too fast. I understand the laws of the werewolves in this book, when you find your true mate that is that. Why waste time…right? Idk I thought with the background that was given to Maysie that she caved too early. She was actually not exactly what i was expecting either, i will get to that soon though. I did like the idea of this book, but damn that summary doesn’t give you much to go on really. Okay here, I don’t like doing synopsis-es and yeah i can’t blame the author for not wanting to do it either, but two lines? that is not a lot to go off so here we go:

Maysie and her brother, Elijah, are separated from their mother when they decide to split up to lose her mother’s loser ex, who happens to also be a werewolf hunter. Maysie’s mother’s checkered past with men, has put Maysie in an untrusting position for men, but above all Alphas. Her mother taught her children one thing: Never trust an Alpha. When the siblings make their way to the werewolf town of Paskell, their lives are about to get turned upside down. The siblings make new friends, finally feel at home, and like they belong. Only a sexy Alpha, through and through Gideon sets his sights on Maysie. He knows that she is his and he will do anything to help her realize he only wants to love and cherish her. Will he win her trust and affections?

So there you go. Its not the best but its a little more to go off of.

Thoughts on Plot: Things again just moved odd. I read this really fast actually, I mean I stayed up until i could barely keep my eyes open still trying to read it. But things in the beginning set up so much, so much potential then it took forever for any action to really happen :/ The relationship between Gideon and Maysie too, was glossed over at first, then suddenly Maysie was going to give him a shot and she was already pretty much head over heels. Again, I get it. Werewolves, insta-love go together like peas in a pod. While I do love werewolves, when the true mates idea is done I do like it, but this, idk I wasn’t 100% committed to their relationship because of her past, and because I didn’t get to really see them grow together. Okay and the villain, we only scratched the surface, even though i felt there was so much more that could have been done in this book. I get it was a set up for a series but with the fact the romance was on the fast track, and everything else was moving a snail’s pace it just felt uneven to me. Does that make sense?

Characters:

Maysie: She wasn’t really what I was expecting to be honest. When we first meet her she seems hard, and dangerous. She seemed very protective of not only herself but of her brother. That she would be willing to do anything to save them. And while that is true she was also very soft, and delicate. She was emotional – totally understandable – and sort of trusting even considering her past. I really liked that at first she did seem uncomfortable around Cyrus but unfortunately after their first meeting she seemed fine around men even though it seemed that from the little pieces we get of her past, she doesn’t and has no reason to trust men, especially werewolf men. I guess that was something else i really wanted to know more about her past, about the other pack she was from originally. She was 13 when they left, i would think she would remember her time there, maybe that is just me wanting to know and its not really relative to the plot.

Gideon: He had a pretty colorful past as well and i felt like a bomb was dropped on us about his past and then quickly glossed over, almost every time until Gideon and Maysie spent a little time together and actually talked. idk it was just a lot to take in and its just…idk. I did like him for the most part though, he was very sweet and knew what he wanted.

Sam: I wasn’t really sure how i felt about her to be honest (the mother). I was sort of annoyed with her, but i also wanted to know more about her. I wanted to understand why she was the way she was. I think if I keep going with this particular series i will learn, but for the most part her character in this almost seemed more crazy than protective. If we had the backstory (which if i go off of the one i made up for her) I could understand better.

So will I continue this series? Pro..bably? I guess it really just depends on where the series heads.

Resist (The Harvest Saga #2) by Casey Bond

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Summary via Goodreads:

Abby Kelley returns home from the Greater city of Olympus to find that things in Orchard Village are bad, very bad. The Olympian Guard has taken over village affairs. The Lessers are being worked to the bone in the coldest winter Orchard has seen. Villagers are being dragged away for the slightest indication of what they call “resistance.” She needs to keep her head down and her mouth shut. But, it’s so hard to do when everything within you screams rebellion.

Kyan is coming on strong, trying to convince her to take a chance on him. Shocking news of Crew’s activities in Olympus sweeps through the Villages. When Abby is taken away by the Olympian guard, Kyan sends word to Vesuvius for help. But, no one could have predicted their idea of help or what they might expect in return.

Who will be left to pick up the pieces of Abby’s heart?

My Review: (5 out of 5 stars)

I loved this.

So FIRST OFF WARNING: This is a SECOND in a saga please be aware of this information as there will not be spoilers for this book, BUT there are spoilers from the first!!! <– can’t be helped sorry

Casey Bond you kept me up for all hours of the night…again!


Song Choice: “All of Me” by Angus & Julia Stone, “The Girl” by City and Colour, “I would be Sad” by The Avett Brothers

First thoughts: If you liked the first one (even a little) you will love this, or maybe i am bias because I am in love with this series. I don’t know, but let me tell you this book – nay! this author – is like a potato chip, you can’t just have one! I dare you to try! I was amazed, and thrilled to see where this series took us. I was surprised, shocked, flabbergasted! It was truly amazing. I bow down to you Casey Bond for doing the unusual and the shocking! Absolutely amazing.

Thoughts on Plot: So wowizers! This moved fast, with a pace that could not be stopped. This book was I suppose in page wise was a little “short” of course again i might be bias because I was not pleased with that ending, but the story was HUGE. I forgo-ed eating for this book. Seriously. I was filled up on this amazing read I didn’t even care. So we left Abby in Orchard once again with Gray (swoon) <– uncontrollable reaction to mentioning him unfortunately, things have changed in Orchard. The work is harder, the guards are more prominent, and dangerous. But one this is very clear, the Lessers are no longer willing to accept them status, and why should they? They are Greater than the Greaters we all know it. I loved the rebellion in this book. I love the stand that Abby decides to take. I was shocked by the new twist and HUGE HUGE HUGE developments in this book. If you think oh its the second in a saga not much will happen, you are so wrong. There was so much in this book and trust me you will never guess what is going to happen. I honestly didn’t!!
The romance: Okay I am not big on love-triangles, I am not. It always ends up with someone hurting and usually its the person i want the girl to end up with. This was dealt with very well in this book. Thank you Casey Bond!!! And that is all I am going to say on that ^_^

Characters:

I gave the casting in my last review :)

Abby: She has changed a little in this book (when i say a little I mean alot) while she is dealing with her heart breaking for so many reasons, she also is finding love in unusual places. She is dealt a very strange, and intense hand in this book. I think she handles it beautifully. She never pussy-foots around things, and she stands up for what she believes in. I loved her in the first book and I loved her even more in this book. Seriously


Crew: I was not happy. Not happy at all. I understand what was happening I do. But while he stole my heart in book one, but at the end of book one with all the shit he pulled he started to break my heart then and he just confirmed my heart break of him in this one.

Gray (swoons): hehehe well I had an odd obsession with him when he first arrived on the scene and thank god! I loved this man! He was funny, but it was also so very wise, and so loving, and so DAMN SEXY!!! seriously….*.* yum-mie!!!

Kyan: Good best friend. I truly hope that everything works out for him. And I don’t want to go into details about him in this book because…spoilers ;)

We meet new characters as well but I can’t talk about them because again spoilers, but I can say I don’t trust any of them. :| nope nope nope ;)

The ending:


That is I look like right now, and all day yesterday while I was out and about because of the ending of this book.
So Casey Bond, you better be handing over the next book ASAPIE!!!

Release Day Blitz: Healed (Rebirth 2) by Becca Vincenza

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Title: Healed (Rebirth #2)

Author: Becca Vincenza

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Warnings: Language, sexual content, and violence

Cover Designer: Airicka Mystical Creations

Formats: eBook & paperback

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Synopsis:

The race is on to find the Rebirth paranormals.

Elijah doesn’t have feelings. He doesn’t care, nor does he empathize, until the day Audrey was found. While searching her mind telepathically, things suddenly changed for him. He never imagined that he would face all the emotions plaguing him. Now he is on a mission to find the rumored Rebirth creature. What happens when a creature never meant to feel anything suddenly becomes attached to another?

Valentine always knew there was something…different about her. While she hated even the thought of blood, she loved to help those in need. She felt an instant connection with her patients and always strived to save lives. Her adoptive sister always told her that she cared too much. That she couldn’t save everyone. And now there is a colder than ice man in her life that won’t go away, and won’t take no for an answer. The problem is, she never wanted to push him away, even though she knows he will be her downfall.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20691419-healed

Buy Links:
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Catch up in the series with book one.

Damaged

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Title: Damaged

Author: Becca Vincenza

Release Date: Released

Cover Designer: Airicka Mystical Creations (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airickas-Mystical-Creations/462373910480084 )

Genre: NA Paranormal

Warnings: Language, sexual content, abuse and violence

Formats: eBook & paperback

Synopsis:

There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . .  some are hell bent on their destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined. There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.

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About the Author:

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Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the first book in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the second book before the beginning of summer.

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