Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review: Wyrmling by Ariel Ceylan

Book Description

Dragons aren't real, or at least that's what Yukio thought until she met one who placed an enchanted bracelet on her that could only be removed in another world, Kineta. The dragon dropped Yukio off outside the gates of Lumene, a city of smiles and lies. She is forced to lie about her identity since no one believes her when she says she's never heard of Kineta. During her stay in the city, she finds herself learning secrets about the Prince of Lumene who is trying to reclaim his throne from the usurper, the Leader of the Lumenian Faction. The usurper so happens to be the only person in the city Yukio feels comfortable with to tell the truth and maybe even love. She is told that her arrival marks the return of the Esau, the great beasts of Lumene that were banished in the empire. Everyone expects her to do something great. How does skin turning into scales sound? Yukio is changing into something she's not sure of what she will become. She needs to take the bracelet off, but if she slips into the middle of the night, will she start a war within the city walls?

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages

My Review

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  But I HONESTLY couldn't finish reading this extremely strange book.  I very rarely put a book in my DNF shelf.  I believe this is really the first one. ( I always try to finish a book)   I made it to page 45, and I had to give up.
This is supposed to be fantasy, so I know things could be weird, but this was beyond weird to the point of stupid.  The writing style was bad as well.  
Yukio is a college student looking for her dad, but throughout the parts I read when I author would talk about Yukio doing something she would say  "the college student did this" or "the college student did that". 
I do like description on things in my books, but this author went overboard in describing things.  She describes Yukio's roommate, who at this point was only really seen for like 5 seconds so it was pointless.  
Okay, I will stop rambling about how bad it was.

Cover Reveal : Only Half Alive by Konstanz Silverbow

Only Half Alive. 
Author: Konstanz Silverbow.
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance.  
 Release Date: September 27th 2013.
 Cover Reveal Host: LadyAmber Tours.

Front Cover:

Full Cover:

The world's darkest creature, will be their brightest hope.

While darkness haunts her, she craves the light. Christina is a demon, but she doesn't want to be. She is willing to sacrifice everything to change it. Only one person stands in her way, and he will stop at nothing to keep her the way she is.

The greatest battle of light vs dark threatens every living creature, a battle that could destroy all. And the demon in love will only have one chance to save everyone.

About the author: 


Konstanz Silverbow has always been a dreamer . . . but not a writer. Being an author was something she was dragged into. But since that day, she hasn't stopped. It has become more than a hobby, it is a passion. 

During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry, playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle."

Young adult fantasy, paranormal with a dash of romance author, Konstanz Silverbow; Proud Creator of magical worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Giveaway:Swag Pack

I decided to do a random giveaway for a swag pack.
Giveaway ends Sept 3, 2013.
US only please.

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Cover Reveal: Her Wicked Angel by Felicity Heaton

Her Wicked Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 6) 

Felicity Heaton

The King of Demons and the Devil’s right hand man, Asmodeus is a dark angel born of evil and created for destruction. When his master orders him to venture into the mortal world and retrieve a female for him, he seizes the chance to leave Hell for the first time, uncaring of what the Devil has planned for her… until he sets eyes on the most beautiful woman he has ever seen—a female who awakens new feelings within his black heart, unleashing passion so intense that it controls him and desire he cannot resist.

He will not let his wretched master have her. She will belong to him.

Liora is a witch with a bad reputation and an obsession with fighting demons. A mission gone wrong sees her sent to Paris to cool off, but when a dark and deadly warrior with a gaze of golden fire lands in her life, she ends up burning hotter than Hell for the wicked angel. Nothing will stand between her and the immense, forbidding male. Not her cousin. Not Asmodeus’s sworn enemy and twin, Apollyon. And certainly not the Devil.

Caught up in a tempest of danger and soul-searing passion, can they survive against the odds and seize their forever after?

Her Wicked Angel is due for release on September 21st 2013

Books in the Her Angel romance series:
Her Dark Angel (Her Angel romance series book 1) – FREE on Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks

About Felicity Heaton:

Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, five of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites. In 2013, Heart of Darkness was a finalist in the paranormal romance category at the Epic Ebook Awards.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

Friday, August 23, 2013

Review: Dangerous Ally by Michelle Grey

Book Description:

Lacey Jordan is expecting dinner, and hopefully, an engagement announcement. Not her own, of course. After two serious screw-ups, she’s all but sworn off relationships. When she arrives at her father’s house to celebrate his future happiness though, he’s nowhere to be found.
As the hours pass, the worst scenarios Lacey’s mind can conjure send her rushing into action. However, reality proves even more frightening as she discovers that her father’s recent scientific breakthrough is one that people would kill for. To make matters worse, the source of the information is the one person she’d hoped to never see again.
Caleb Mansfield, her father’s former protege and her former lover, needs Lacey’s cooperation, and the very trust he’d stolen years before. But Lacey can’t be certain if Caleb’s working with her or against her.
Running out of time, she has nowhere else to turn. As the trail leading to her father narrows, Lacey becomes a target, risking her life to save him. Too late, she understands that with Caleb back in her life, she’s risking her heart as well.

My Review

I was given this e-book in exchange for an honest review.   The story is about Lacy and Caleb falling in love during the trying time of finding her father after he was kidnapped.  The story is not super suspenseful, yes, it has the suspense of trying to find Bill, Lacy's dad.  But a lot of the story is about Lacy and Caleb, with things thrown in about her dad's disappearance.  Lacy and Caleb had a heavy summer romance a few years ago, so when they meet again you can feel the chemistry.  Throughout the story I did feel Lacy's heartache over her dad and her past-which was really holding her back with Caleb. 

 About the Author

Michelle Grey has always been an avid lover of books. After surviving a run-in with ovarian cancer, Michelle decided that there would never be a better time to pursue her dream of becoming a romantic suspense author. Her debut novel, Dangerous Ally, launched in January 2013.

Michelle lives in the Midwest with her husband of twenty-five years and has four amazing and unique children. For her, any day that involves family, writing, or reading is a great day, indeed.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged #11

BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and any news we want to share with our followers. 

(Amazon Freebies)

 The Bridegroom Wore Plaid                                                              Winning a Bride
by Grace Burrows                                                                                      By Jade Lee


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cover Reveal: One Night in the Spa by Kathy Lyons

  Cover Reveal for One Night in the Spa by Kathy Lyon.

Release date:  August 26, 2013
Pre-order now on Amazon

Book Description:

What starts out as a simple massage treatment for spa manager David’s best friend Kim, turns into a night of seduction and sexual discovery.
Always relegated to the friend zone, David is determined to show Kim what she’s been missing…one erogenous zone at a time. Sure, their friendship is on the line. And sure, David’s hiding a motive larger than either him or Kim. But the second his hands touch her smooth skin, he just doesn’t care anymore.
Kim’s been so focused on the loss of her sports career that she’s had no time for romance or sex. But her response to David can’t be denied. Is it just that her body’s been missing out, or could her heart be involved too?

Kathy Lyons Bio (aka Jade Lee):

A USA Today Bestseller, JADE LEE has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. And as a Taurus, she lives to pit a headstrong woman against a tortured hero just to watch them butt heads on the way to true love. Flesh wounds are rare, but the healing and laughter are real.
Now an author of more than 30 romance novels, she finally gets to set these couples in the best girl-heaven of all: a Bridal Salon! This way she gets to live out all her wedding fantasies, one by one. (Let’s be honest, what girl has only one idea for her dream wedding?)
And don’t forget Jade’s other name, KATHY LYONS. That’s Jade’s lighter, contemporary side she’s writing for Entangled Publishing and what
Dream Nights is all about!  For more on Kathy visit her on her website, Facebook, or Twitter. 

Daily Update

I know, I have been slacking here on the blog but our Facebook page is always rocking.  I also post contest from other sites on Twitter.

This is what is happening now:

* I am currently reading Dangerous Ally by Michelle Grey, review should be up by the weekend.
* Next up is Wyrmling by Ariel Ceylan ( I think this book is only available on Smashwords right now)
* Bought, Borrowed and Bagged post #11 ( I forgot to post this last week!)

Quite honestly, I have not been reading much and I know I need to kick it up a notch~but I think I might be burnt out.  Somehow though my kindle is always dying, maybe it has something to do with my little one stealing it and playing games.  :)

I decided to share with you some of the prizes I have won in the last year.  Here is a photo of just the autographed books I have won since Spring of '12!  (Two books are missing~one stolen and one lost)

  And here is all the actual books I have on my TBR shelves, one shelf is doubled up and yes that is two tote bags full!
And I have a triple boat load of books on my kindle that I need to read!

Kindle Books

 So I have noticed that I have an extreme amount of books on my kindle, both from Amazon and from other sites.  I know that there are at least 180 books downloaded to my kindle.  I know that there are some on there that I will probably never read such as:
      - How to Be Sexy (52 Brilliant ideas)
     - The Scarlet Letter    ( I read this in High School)
     -  Let Your Goddess Grow
     -  The Book of Rules
      - Fifty Shades Shadier  ( I haven't even read 50 shades yet!!!)
      - The Sayings Of Confucius
     - The Truth of Managing Effectively
I am wondering why I one-clicked these titles but I know its because they were FREE!! I can't pass up a Free book that I might read!   OF course out of the 180 books there are also books on the kindle for me to read to my little girl.
Do you just one-click a book because its free, or do you only one-click on books you actually want to read?  How often do you one-click?  I have tried very hard lately to contain myself unless its something I know I will get around to reading.   I haven't had to "buy" many books lately,  I have been lucky enough to win books or been given books to review.  

I better get back to reading, so I can get some reviews for you!!  Have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review: ARC of Revealing Us by Lisa Renee Jones

Series: Inside Out (#3)
Format: PDF
Release Date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: New Adult

The third installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance series—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.

You've discovered Rebecca's secrets. You've discovered Sara's secrets. Now Sara will discover "his" deepest, darkest secrets...but will those secrets bind them together--or tear them apart?

My Review:

I was given this book by the author for an honest review. Thank you Lisa Renee Jones for the opportunity to read this.
Let me start by saying that I have not read any other books in the series, and I was okay with this book. I probably should have read the others to know a little more back story, but I got along just fine.
This book does contain BDSM in discussions and mildly in the actual story.
Great story on the relationship of Chris and Sara. But at times I felt she was leaning on Chris a little too much. And at other times, it was a healthy dependency on Chris.
In this book, they are still investing the disappearance of Ella.
Sara is learning about Chris' past, but not all of it and not much at a time.
Sara is meek and does NOT speak up when she should. I am not a fan of Sara's. Even when she should have gotten mad, she got drunk and stayed in a very bad place.
overall pretty decent book

Purchase Revealing Us
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo 

Enter Lisa Renee Jones' contest

About the Author:

Lisa Renee Jones
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

You can also find her on Goodreads Here

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: Supernatural Seduction by Aneesa Price

Published: July 18th 2013
original title:     Supernatural Seduction (Book 2 of the Coffin Girls Series)
ASIN:    B00E1LF496
edition language:      English


Book Description:

This is an adult paranormal romance and contains scenes of explicit sex, violence and strong language.
Witch-vampire, Sophie, has the power to feel and influence others’ emotions. With the establishment of the Coffin Girls as warriors for the Goddess that kick supernatural ass, the effects of her empath abilities threaten to harm her. Sylvain, the mischievous and seductive fae prince and Coffin Girls ally, offers her the assistance of the fae to hone her powers. Sophie is drawn to Sylvain, which unnerves her as her hope for love has only ever led to devastation. The two of them must face the demons of their past, unknown enemies and new evil to find true happiness at last.

My Review:

This book more than rocked! Mrs. Price keeps you enthralled throughout the entire book. But you really should read book one before you read this one, just saying.
The Coffin Girls are ladies who are known for kicking ass, and you will not be disappointed.
I was thrilled to get Sophie's story. I love knowing more about each girl's history and how they grow through the story. And Sophie really did grow, stronger and emotionally. Her relationship with Sylvain was so hot and physical. When I got closer and closer to the end, I was sad- cause I knew it would soon be over and I would have to wait for more.
I did NOT however like the cliffhanger at the end.
This awesome book has: fighting (kick ass), magic, witches, vampires, fairies, and romance.
At a couple scenes I was WTF, no way! that is not right. But it was okay, it all was fine. But it totally freaked me out, and that is another thing that just makes this book so totally awesome.
I am eagerly waiting for book 3!    
Add to your Goodreads list. 
My Review on Goodreads.

About the author:

You have to dream, think big and believe. Then, while you're at that - work harder than you ever have before!

Aneesa Price writes romance and lives it with her university sweetheart and husband. After having surmounted the challenges of being in a bi-racial marriage in the newly democratic South Africa, she now attributes her marital bliss to purposefully added spice and passionately resolved differences. After living in a variety of cities in South Africa, the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg is the playground that she enjoys with her husband and two daughters.

Aneesa completed her internship in counselling psychology and went on to work first as a therapist and then in Corporate Finance in on projects and in organizational change. This diversity in experience, coupled with her understanding of the human psyche, is translated into her writing through the creation of believable, flawed characters with the innate ability to overcome adversity.

She writes to give her readers the gift of experiencing the new and fascinating, something she strives for herself when she explores new places, reads, cooks with her kids or goes picking for antiques with her husband.
She welcomes new connections so feel free to 'friend' her on facebook or follow her on twitter