Sunday, June 30, 2013

Demons Forever by Sarra Cannon

Goodreads Summary:
Harper has come so far from her life as a foster child. She never imagined what her future would hold when she was first brought to the small town of Peachville. Since that day she’s faced great evil, found some of the answers she’s been looking for, and fallen deeply, madly in love. But her biggest challenge and her greatest lessons are still ahead of her.

Despite living in the safety of her father’s castle in the shadow world, Harper knows there is a storm brewing just beyond the dome. Priestess Winter will never rest until she gets the Order’s blue ring back, and Jackson won’t let her forget they now hold the key to Aerden’s future.


When an unexpected visitor from Peachville arrives at the castle, bleeding and near death, his story brings Harper to her knees. Someone she loves has been kidnapped and it’s time for her to make a choice. Stay in the safety of the domed city? Or go back to the place where it all began?

My Review:
This is the final book in this series. I am sad to see it end but, wow did this book pack a punch! Full of action, heartache and life changing decisions. Harper finally gets to meet and spend time with her Father and within minutes of getting to the castle they are attacked. Harper's life is going in a downward spiral unless decisions are made. She has to choose between the safety of the Dome or helping the enslaved demons and innocent humans in Peachville. There are a lot of discussions about how this will be done. 

We finally get to find out who Harper's sister is!! Priestess Winters is also a lot crazier and heartless then I thought. So many answers come to light during Demons Forever. A lot of it is kind of shocking. I didn't see it coming. Such great writing in order to put it all together! Harper needs to deal with her enemies otherwise her and her loved ones will never be safe. Will Harper survive the biggest battle of her life? Can she learn to wield her demon and witch magic? Will her and her friends survive?

Jackson remains the loyal loving boyfriend. He is there for Harper and helps her when she needs it the most. I felt kind of bad for Harper when he was talk about Lea but, I think he was just being nice. He and Harper are perfect for each other. They will give their lives for each other. Will they end up happy and together forever? You will have to read and wait for Jackson's drawing!

The other characters are great! I loved Mary Anne and Essex are great! They were their for Harper when she truly needed them. We also get to see a bit of Zara and Lark again. I really enjoyed Harper's Father too. He had a lot on his plate but, in the end did what he thought was right.

These books have been an amazing ride. I am so sad that the series is over. It is one of my favorites. I recommend you pick this one up!!

In My Mailbox #31


In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Mod Podge Bookshelf. It's a way for bloggers to share which books they received. I am hoping to do this every week, unless I have a slow week! I have toned down buying the books because I have so many to read! I am not buying as many books right now because there are so many I have to read right now. So I will have a shorter lists!

I am also celebrating reaching the 500 follower marker on my blog this week! I have an international giveaway going. 2 winners get their choice of book from TBD. So stop on by and enter if you'd like!! 500 Follower Giveaway Link

Physical ARC's
Goodreads Summary:
Jodi knows that any slip-ups made by the Ophi--a special group of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac--will fall on her shoulders... and that Hades is just waiting for them to screw up so he can wipe out the Ophi line.

Unfortunately, Jodi has only convinced one Ophi to join her school: A hot guy named Chase who jeopardizes her relationship with Alex. Jodi loves Alex, but Chase can enhance her powers with just a touch—making her stronger than any Ophi has ever been.

Her mixed emotions send her powers surging out of control, and the dead start rising without her conscious summoning—exactly what Hades doesn't want! If she chooses Alex over Chase, she may lose the battle to Hades, leading the Ophi race to extinction. If she chooses Chase, she might be able to stop Hades for good… but lose everything else.

Jodi needs to figure things out fast--because death is stalking her at every turn.

E-ARC's


For Review:
Goodreads Summary:
What if you suddenly discovered you had a sense-and powers-that almost no one else in the world did? When Amanda Lindner Nichols, a 24-year-old graphic artist living with her husband in Queens, New York, is revived from a near-death experience, she discovers she perceives everyone around her as points of light-but not with her eyes. She soon learns she can not only perceive the life energy of others, but she can give and take it. With the help of others like her, she brings her husband Chris to the brink of death and back to bestow on him the same remarkable faculty, and they're the happiest they've been. But not for long. All over the world, people who've been revived from their own near-death experience at just the right moment discover themselves with these same unusual powers. They find ways to use them-some for good and some for evil. When Amanda and Chris encounter a ruthless group of gangsters with the same faculty, tragedy follows-and Amanda faces the greatest challenge of her life.

Purchased
Goodreads Summary:
A little lie can change the course of everything. . .

Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she’s ever wanted – until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia’s heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving behind her family, friends and the boy she loves.

Seeking comfort and an escape, Olivia finds it in resident bad boy Deacon. He’s everything Luke isn’t – and that’s fine with Olivia.

Now, seven years later, Olivia is older, wiser and headed back to Chicago looking forward to a fresh start and reconnecting with her best friend Pyper. What she doesn’t expect, is to come face to face with the boy she left behind and discover that even though she may have left, her feelings for him didn’t.


Can Olivia put aside the pain in her heart and trust Luke? Will the ties to her past ever let her go, or will she continue to let her life be affected by pretty little lies?

Goodreads Summary: (Part of my review was published in the book!!!!)
Torn between the past she can't remember and a future she isn’t ready for, Claudia feels at a loss. With unanswered questions, she is certain there is more to her past than just being a venator. Finding the missing pieces in her life won’t be easy because duty calls. When mysterious dark shadows get released, an apocalypse sets in motion. The venators and the alkins must work together once again. Knowing Claudia would be the key to destroying the demons that were released, a familiar stranger appears to protect her. Drawn to the beautiful angel, Claudia finds she must unravel the mysteries of her past in order to help save the world. Who is the angel assisting her and why does she feel a strong connection to him? Time is running out. Will she discover all the secrets before it’s too late?



Goodreads Summary:
Eversea, a love story, is a Winter Rose Contest FINALIST 2013. Emilia Pisani of Simon & Schuster (judge) says "Great southern flavor!" and "Jack is an alluring leading man!"

An orphaned, small-town, southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt.

A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose.

A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both forever.

When his co-star and real-life girlfriend is caught cheating on him with her married and much older director, A-list hottie, Jack Eversea, finds himself in sleepy Butler Cove, South Carolina. Jack hopes the sultry southern heat in this tiny coastal Lowcountry town will hide him not only from the tabloids and his cheating girlfriend, but his increasingly vapid life and the people who run it. He doesn’t count on meeting Keri Ann Butler.


Keri Ann has relied on herself so long, dealing with her family’s death and the responsibilities of keeping up her family's historic mansion, that boys and certainly the meager offering of eligible boys in Butler Cove, have never figured into her equation. But fate has other plans. Suddenly face to face with the man who played the movie role of her favorite fictional character, Jack has Keri Ann yearning for everything she has previously avoided ... and Jack must decide whether this funny, sassy girl is worth changing his life for, before his mistakes catch up to him.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Feature and Follow #8


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Question of the Week
What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc?
I prefer Hardcover or paperback if I have all the other books in a series like that. I love my kindle though and will read anything on that!

This week was also a celebration on my blog of me getting 500 followers! You are all welcome to enter my giveaway if you'd like! Click here for the 500 follower giveaway!!

Since all the talk about GFC going away feel free to follow via GFC but also via Bloglovin or Linky that way I don't lose you!! Thanks!

Persephone's Orchard by Molly Ringle

Goodreads Summary:
The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she's pulled into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate. 


Soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times; of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she's tainted with the Underworld's magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie.





My Review:
I was lucky enough to be approached by the author to do a review for this book. Of course I was instantly interested given my love of all things mythology related. This was the most creative take on Hades and Persephone's story  have ever read. I absolutely loved it. The reincarnation into new bodies was brilliant. We got to see an Underworld like we never have. Through Persephone's and Hade's memories we got to see and learn about the Underworld through them. There was so much to take in and the writing was done in such a way that I could picture it. The back and forth between now and past memories was done great. I didn't feel like the story stalled or flowed badly. I loved this story of Persephone and Hades and I never thought I would say that! 

Sophie is your average teenager who is going off to college and trying to adjust to being away from family and her boyfriend. She barley gets to college and things take a turn for the crazy. She is pulled into an alternate universe where she meets Adrian. Who tries pretty hard to convince her he isn't a stalker. Things for Sophie will never be the same after that. She is now plunged into a world of magic, love, and danger. Not everyone likes the idea of immortals being able to make more and alternate universes. Things get dangers for Sophie's life quickly changes from normal to not normal. She has to make important decisions that could potentially change her life forever. Will she be able to give up her family and her life for love? Will she ever be safe again? 

Hades is described as the hottest version of him I have ever heard. I am completely, 100% ok with this. He isn't evil like in other depictions of him. The world is set up so well that I felt like I really go to know him. All the description and past flashbacks were definitely needed to understand this version of the story. The romance was great. I didn't feel like it was rushed or forced. Very tactful. I loved Sophie and Adrian. They were amazing together. You will see why when you read the book!

If you like Mythology at all you must read this book. It was one of the best mythology/romance books I have read. I would highly recommend it!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

COVER REVEAL!! Halo City and Eternity (Crossroads 4) by Mary Ting


Today we get to see the covers of Mary Ting's new books! Eternity which is the fourth book in the Crossraods Series and a Novella Halo City. Halo City is Michael's story of how he came to Crossroads before he met Claudia. I am so excited about these books! I love the Crossroads series, I recommend them to everyone whenever I can! There will be giveaways in the up coming days between Mary Ting's Goodreads page and blog so keep your eyes open! The links are below. 


Eternity Synopsis:
Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. Now that Claudia has her memories back and her life seems to have settled down, the fallen has come out of hiding with the news about Aliah’s and his demons’ death. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a concern; there are those who want to be left alone. However, one particular fallen, Dantanian, is hungry for revenge. Being one of God’s first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind, known as an angel of many faces. He will do anything to get his way, even if it means forcing others to join him. And he will stop at nothing to get Michael on his side.

Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves?
Author Bio

Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

Author Links


Wishlist Wednesday #53

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly post put on by Dani at the Pen to Paper blog. Where you post a book you really really want to read or one that has been on your wishlist! If you've seen my to-read list on Goodreads then you know there are plenty that I could use. So I decided to use this feature every Wednesday.





Author: Eversea
Author: Natasha Boyd
Series Number: 1
Release Date: June 4, 2013

Goodreads Summary:
An orphaned, small-town, southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt.

A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose. 

A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both forever. 

When his co-star and real-life girlfriend is caught cheating on him with her married and much older director, A-list hottie, Jack Eversea, finds himself in sleepy Butler Cove, South Carolina. Jack hopes the sultry southern heat in this tiny coastal Lowcountry town will hide him not only from the tabloids and his cheating girlfriend, but his increasingly vapid life and the people who run it. He doesn’t count on meeting Keri Ann Butler. 

Keri Ann has relied on herself so long, dealing with her family’s death and the responsibilities of keeping up her family's historic mansion, that boys and certainly the meager offering of eligible boys in Butler Cove, have never figured into her equation. But fate has other plans. Suddenly face to face with the man who played the movie role of her favorite fictional character, Jack has Keri Ann yearning for everything she has previously avoided ... and Jack must decide whether this funny, sassy girl is worth changing his life for, before his mistakes catch up to him.

My Thoughts:
I was drawn to this book just by the cover. I read some of the reviews on Goodreads and they were pretty good. It sounds like my kind of book and I think it would be a good read. Have any of you read this one before?


I am also celebrating reaching the 500 follower marker on my blog this week! I have an international giveaway going. 2 winners get their choice of book from TBD. So stop on by and enter if you'd like!! 500 Follower Giveaway Link

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Release Day to Choke by S.R. Johannes!!

Choke by S.R. Johannes

When Eria escapes her home in the Biome, she uncovers more about her
features and specifications as a HumaNot. Following her father's
instructions, Eria embarks on a journey into a dangerous and unpredictable world.

Along the way, she encounters a young rebel, Dirk, who explains he's from the Anarchy, an underground human resistance rising up against the BOTs--advanced man-made robots gone wild. Together, Dirk and Eria battle underground serpents, desert dingos, sand storms, and advanced Bots that are always hot on their trail. As they become closer, Dirk reveals his hatred of machines, forcing Eria to hide the secret of what and who she really is.

When the truth of her identity comes out, Eria is forced to become the very thing she hates the most.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

In My Mailbox #30


In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Mod Podge Bookshelf. It's a way for bloggers to share which books they received. I am hoping to do this every week, unless I have a slow week! I have toned down buying the books because I have so many to read! I am not buying as many books right now because there are so many I have to read right now. So I will have a shorter lists!

I am also celebrating reaching the 500 follower marker on my blog this week! I have an international giveaway going. 2 winners get their choice of book from TBD. So stop on by and enter if you'd like!! 500 Follower Giveaway Link


ARC'S
Goodreads Summary (Via Author):
Coming June 28, 2013: Get your copy of the ebook for 99cents for two weeks after release only!


The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she's pulled into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her very first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate. And soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times--of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she's tainted with the Underworld's magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie.




Summary (Via Edelweiss):
Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people’s lives and she’s finally with Sawyer, pretty much the guy of her dreams. But the nightmare’s not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Excellent.

Feeling responsible for what he’s going through and knowing that people’s lives are at stake, Jules is determined to help him figure it all out. But Sawyer’s vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it. All he can tell her is there’s a gun, and eleven ear-splitting shots. Bang.

Jules and Sawyer have to work out the details fast, because the visions are getting worse and that means only one thing: time is running out. But every clue they see takes them down the wrong path. If they can’t prevent the vision from happening, lives will be lost. And they may be among the casualties…


Purchased
Goodreads Summary:
After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale--a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past--reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.

Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future. 


The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a retched and hated Chorý be used against them both?

Goodreads Summary:
Layla
After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself.

Quin
Quin's natural charisma is attractive to plenty of women, but he longs for the one he's been dreaming of his entire life. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he's confronted with the challenge of a lifetime - an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.

The Enemy
Through manipulation and dark magic, Agro uses the powers of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. When he discovers Layla didn't die at birth, he sets out to find and possess her.

Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.

Goodreads Summary:
Not All Books Were Meant To Be Checked Out…

Magic scepters, enchanted wands, and poisoned darts aren’t usual implements used by librarians—unless you’re in charge of imprisoning bad wizards, renegade sorceresses and evil magicians into books that aren’t ordinary books. Keeping order among the enchanted community isn’t what nineteen-year-old Abi VanHaven had in mind of a career.
Finding out your mother was a librarian isn’t earth shattering. At least that’s what Abi thought. Everything changed when Abi received a letter from her mother that died before she had any memory of her. What was to end with her mother has now spilled into Abi’s life.
Now hunted by Victoria-a once librarian turned evil sorceress, Abi must find and secure a powerful scepter her mother took from Victoria. Abi isn’t alone on her quest. With the help of two eccentric witches, a drop-dead-gorgeous siren, a misunderstood gnome and the guardians—an organization devoted to protecting libraries that hold incarcerated criminals, Abi finds herself between good and evil and also the blurred edges between friendship and love.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Goodreads Summary:
Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.


Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.







My Review:
Usually I don't like a sequel as much as the first book. This one was the exception to that. I liked The Eternity Cure more then The Immortal Rules. A lot of time has passed since Allison left Zeke and his companions at Eden. She is desperately trying to find Kanin. She can feel him and sometimes has dreams through his eyes and his time is running out. There is also another pull she is feeling, who ends up being her brother and helps her find Kanin. Their search leads them back to Allison's home of New Convington. When they get there however something strange is going on . The humans are crazy, bleeding, tearing their own faces of and attacking them. To me they sounded an awful lot like zombies except that they were still alive. They end up retreating down into the sewers where they run into a group of un-infected humans. Who's leader is none other then....Zeke. Will this group of two vampires and a human survive long enough to find Kanin? Will Sarren kill them? Is there a cure?

I loved the characters in this book. Zeke the beautiful strong man who has changed. He is on a mission to find Allie and has a hard side to him now. I hated Jackel in the first book but, he was pretty awesome in this one. He has lost almost all of his humanity but, he still cares. Kanin is still a bad ass vampire Master with lots of great advice. Unfortunately his time is now limited due to the Prince being a sneaky jerk. Lets not forget Stick. He has completely changed and for the worst. I wanted to beat him. Allie was awesome with him, especially towards the end. Allie is pretty kick ass now. She can fight. She struggles with keeping some humanity and keeping her demon on a leash throughout the book. She is still scared to be a monster.

Zeke and Allies relationship will never be normal. Allie is always worried about going crazy and killing him. They both want to be with each other. He keeps her grounded in a way. He keeps her somewhat human. He is her rock and she doesn't think she can ever lose him. Zeke makes her promise to never turn him into a vampire even if he is dying. Allie struggles with this. It is even harder when the unthinkable happens.

This book had me laughing, shocked and crying. Especially after the cliffhanger of an ending!!! I have an idea of what may happen but, I honestly don't know if I am right. Unfortunately, I have to wait until 2014 to find out what is going to happen! It will be a long wait, but probably will be worth it!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

500 Follower Giveaway!!!!


Holy crap I'm at 500 Followers! Honestly I just realized it yesterday...YAY~! So excited over here. I never thought I would get that many. That probably sounds weird considering I'm a blogger? I really enjoy blogging and getting to know some of the bloggers and authors I have met. I love being able to give something back to my followers when I am able. And this is as good of time as any right!? This started out as just a hobby and I have grown to really love it. Basically what I am trying to say in a very long way is that my mind is blown:


So I have decided to do a giveaway in honor of all you lovely peeps! Because without you none of this would be possible. I like to do them Internationally because I like to giveaway to as many people as possible so that is what I am going to do! I will have 2 winners who will be picked via Rafflecopter. Each winner will have their choice of a book from The Book Depository (under $15)! YAY for books!

RULES:
1. This giveaway is international as long as the book depository ships to your country. Please make sure it does before you enter. Here is a link to check: Book Depository- Countries they ship to.
2. Must be 13 or older to enter. Please have parents permission otherwise.
3. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
4. I am not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail.

I also want to say thank you to all of you. Without you I wouldn't have a very successful hobby. So THANK YOU! I appreciate it so much! If I could hug you all I would. But, that would probably be weird and kind of hard to do so here's to you:


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Conquer Your Love Tour Stop!




Conquer Your Love
Release date: June 8th, 2013
Mature New Adult/ Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.
340pp

Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game, the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk?

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, finds forgetting is hard, but forgiving is harder. When the man she trusted, betrayed her, the only way to forget is to move on. Brooke is determined to start a new life, until she meets him again: the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god. The man who played dirty. The man who played her.

Sexy, handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has made mistakes. He could have any other woman, and yet it’s Brooke he wants. When second chances collide with secrets and Brooke is threatened by the past, Jett is determined to protect her. She accepts his help unwillingly because she needs him but she wants to play his game on her own terms. And she has no intention to forgive or let him back into her bed.

When the man she is supposed to hate is the one she should trust, will he conquer her…or lose her forever?

A woman who can’t forgive.
A man who has made mistakes.
Two lives that are about to cross again and more secrets laid bare.



My Review
Conquer your Love starts of right where Surrender you Love ends. Brooke is heart broken and upset. Jett lied to her. He got close to her to get a property that she ended up being the heir to. She didn't give him much of a chance to explain, she was so upset she ran out and refused to talk to him. So what do you do after all that? You go to Italy with your attorney and work out your inheritance of an estate! Oh yes, and bringing your best friend with is a must. What a great place to let your heard heal. Sylvie and Brooke decide to go out to a club and just let loose. What Brooke doesn't expect is to run into Jett and to feel all aflutter when she does. She agrees to a "date" so they can talk in private. Jett won't give up on her. In his eyes she is the one. He also knows a little more about the inheritance and the danger it entails. Brooke is in danger and Jett may have the answer as to why. There was a lot more mystery in this book then I expected. Will Brooke figure out what the heck is going on? Why does Alessandro have such specific requests about leaving the property alone? 

Jett is kind of like the big knight in shining armor on a white horse who rides in to save the day. He tried so hard to get Brooke to forgive him. He is really trying to redeem himself. Especially since Brooke's life is in danger. There is more going on behind the scenes then Brook realizes. I loved reading about these two. They both want each other and are denying themselves. I wanted to shake Brooke and yell at her to listen to Jett and forgive the man! There romance get's pretty hot and heavy. I mean these two really click. I wanted them to get back together so bad!!!

Although Brooke is not the only one getting a little romance. Sylvie has found her big, dark, and handsome man in Italy. Things get series quick with him and Brooke is kind of worried. He looks like a scary guy and she is worried about Sylvie's safety. Especially with everything that's going on. I kind of hope we get to read their story.

This story was fun to read. It was one of the only times I was shocked by something. It's a something that Sylvie and Brooke accidentally discover together. I did NOT see it coming at all! It should make a great twist for the next book! Which I can't wait to get my hands on!



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Wishlist Wednesday #52

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly post put on by Dani at the Pen to Paper blog. Where you post a book you really really want to read or one that has been on your wishlist! If you've seen my to-read list on Goodreads then you know there are plenty that I could use. So I decided to use this feature every Wednesday.






Title: Endless 
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Series Number: 4
Release Date: October 1, 2013

Goodreads Summary:
LOVE WILL KILL US ALL
Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose-literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she's about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she's not nearly ready. 

The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head-not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing she will face...


My Thoughts:
I LOVE this series. It is such an original kind of Angel and Demon story. I was hooked instantly and the covers are all great. It's hard to pick a favorite out of the first 4 so far. The last book was so good. I am dying to get my hands on this book. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Goodreads Summary:
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.


When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

My Review:
I was so excited for this book. I loved Sweet Evil. Anna has grown since we last saw her. She is working but, only like half way. She doesn't like it. She wants to be different. Unfortunately things with her and Kai are stressed and we don't see as much of them in this book. Things are changing and a prophecy is revealed and Anna is right in the middle of it. This leads to her and her Dad trying to find allies. Other Neph who don't like working and want things to change. We get to see a lot of other characters in this book, meet some new Neph. Anna has to recruit, with Kopano, all over the world. It's not as easy as it sounds either. They run into a few problems and the Duke's are not stupid. Not everyone will survive this. And judging by the prophecy the worst is yet to come. Will Anna and her friends find enough people to help? Will her and Kai ever get a chance to be together? 

There is a lot of action going on in this book. We get to learn a lot about the new people and what is going on in the Neph world. The book sets up the next book pretty well. I have no idea what is going to happen in the next book. I have really high hopes for these guys. It's going to be pretty hard to get a happy ending here. 

Kopano was another potential love interest in this one. I liked him in book 1 but, I was already in love with Kai so...Anna is dealing with the heart ache of losing Kai. This for her just don't seem to be getting better. Her and Kopano are great friends together. He is keeping a secret from Anna though. One that changes things. Things between them cross the friend line and it leaves them kind of confused about each other. It's also not great when Kai finds out. 

It's hard to be in love with the son of Lust. Given his urges and job. Anna has a hard time being shut down by him and hearing that they can't be together. It's kind of heart wrenching to read about actually. There are a few hot moments though between them! This can lead to bad things considering Anna needs her virtue and all. Things for these two will never be easy and they may never truly 100% get to be with each other. I am so curious to see where it's going to go though!

Monday, June 17, 2013

COVER REVEAL! Immortals by Ednah Walters



Title: Immortals 
By: Ednah Walters 
Release Date: August 5th 2013 by Firetrail Publishing 
(Ebook cover)
Synopsis
Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something… Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology but that doesn’t stop her from falling hard for him. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her or that she saved him by making a deal with Norns—Norse destiny deities—the same Norns who have now erased his memories of their past together to punish her. So Raine comes up with a plan... She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again. But before Raine can put her plan into action, the Norns return. This time, they demand she protects Eirik Seville, her best friend since childhood, from an evil so dark even the Norns are scared. But you know what they say about well-laid plans… Caught between protecting Eirik and convincing the stubborn, cocky Torin St. James that the two of them are meant to be together, Raine's life slowly unravels. Friendships are tested. Enemies become allies. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.



About Author: 
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans. Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS. Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at www.ednahwalters.com or www.ebwalters.com.


 Vote For Torin St. James at The YA SISTERHOOD Crush Tourney on June 17th.
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Frigid by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout SPECIAL PRE-ORDER!!!


Today is an exciting day - we have FOUR HUGE SURPRISES for you! Jennifer L. Armentrout's (writing as J. Lynn) FRIGID is set to release on e-book at the end of July. If you're anything like us, you're probably on pins and needles and just cannot wait to get your hands on a copy of this book. 

FRIGID has already been given the honor of being named a Romantic Times Top Pick and we're super excited for you to be able to read it as well! 
Well, there's good news! Are you ready for those four awesome surprises? Here we go! 

1. Due to all the excitement surrounding FRIGID, we have decided to run a special e-book pre-order promotion. We have worked out a deal with the distributor to release FRIGID a full two weeks early -- on JULY 15th!!! -- if we meet our e-book pre-order goal. EEEEP! That's right, if you are like the rest of us and want to be able to read FRIGID in its entirety before its original release date, all you have to do is PRE-ORDER THE E-BOOK NOW! What are you waiting for? GO! Pre-order it!

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

In My Mailbox #29


In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Mod Podge Bookshelf. It's a way for bloggers to share which books they received. I am hoping to do this every week, unless I have a slow week! I have toned down buying the books because I have so many to read! I am not buying as many books right now because there are so many I have to read right now. So I will have a shorter lists!

Received by Author (SIGNED!!)

Until I Break by M. Leighton
(This one is no longer on the market. She pulled it after a few days. So it is super special to me!!)



Purchased
Goodreads:
Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? 

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating. 

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life? 

Can Drew Evans win at love? 

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

Goodreads (free on Amazon):
Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Feature and Follow #7


What its all about!
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

RULES
1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
(Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
2. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
3. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
4. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Question of the Week
 Activity: Spine Poetry. Create a line of poetry with your book spines (take a picture). Not feeling creative? Tell us about your favorite poem.
Ok, so I just moved and all my books are still not unpacked!!! I do however have a favorite poem. Or at least I think it's a poem. Maybe not haha but, I really like it. It was said at my wedding :) Might be kind of cheesy of me but, I love it!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Obsession by Jennifer Armentrout

Goodreads Summary: 
He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?

My Review:
Holy Crap you guys. Obsession was a crazy ride of lust, passion, action, and loss. I was blown away by this books. I didn't want to put it down. I have a whole new take on the Luxen and Arum. Serena's life is thrown into a tail spin when her friend Mel is murdered by something that couldn't be human. She doesn't feel safe and is worried something may happen to her. When she goes to get her car she runs into someone...someone...who isn't normal. Then when she gets back to her apartment she is attacked and mystery man steps in again. 

Hunter is basically a jerk who works for the DOD and is forced to keep Serena safe because of what she might know. He doesn't like it. He is definitely a guy that does what he wants when he wants. After being alone with just each other things heat up between these two. Serena's life is in danger by more then just the Luxen out to kill her, Hunter is dangers and life threatening too. Will these two ever get along? Will Hunter be able to keep Serena safe? What does Project Eagle mean and why is it so important for the Luxen to keep it secret? Oh so much intrigue! 

Serena and Hunter are pretty secluded after he takes her to his place. They have to deal with each other. Serena is stubborn at times and hunter is kind of an ass. Which you learn to LOVE about him! He's a pretty good protector too. They work together to figure out what is going on with the Luxen. Let me tell you it's not good. Which surprised me. Anyway, Hunter and Serena have some serious sexual chemistry, the only trouble is Hunter has a hard time keeping himself from going dark and feeding off Serena. He comes close to killing her a few times. I tell you what though, their sexual encounters will leave you in a heap hotness. Hunter starts to feel things he never has before and is willing to do things that he's never done. Will this new newness be able to survive war? A better question would be does Serena survive these two alien races?

OMG you guys this was probably my favorite book of this year so far. I loved it!! I didn't want this book to end. Jennifer Armentrout is an amazing writer. This book brings together the best of both alien worlds. I can't wait to see who this stuff turns out. It's crazy!! Oh, and you get to see Daemon! YAY! Ok, you need to read this book NOW!