I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Friday, July 29, 2011

T.G.I.F (4)

TGIF is a fun little feature hosted at Ginger @ GReads! Every week we re-cap what has happened on the blog plus Ginger asks a question for us to answer. This week’s question is: Character Envy: If you could be one character from a book, who would you choose & why?

Man this one is so hard I’ve been trying to think of an answer for a while and I didn't really have an answer until the last minute. When I was trying to pick someone Kate Daniels was always in my head, it seemed my thoughts always kept going back to her, so I guess this is who I’ll pick. Kate Daniels from the series by Ilona Andrews. 

Now on to the why.


the ruler of
Kate is kick ass. She never backs down, even when she really should and she never lets fear stop her. Kate is a strong woman who stands up for what she believe and isn’t afraid to say how she feels. Kate takes a stand and fights for people who can’t fight for themselves. Kate will do anything for the people she really cares about. And more important she didn’t need anyone else to have her back for years Kate was on her own but slowly she’s built a family that she can really trust and she’s learning to work with others. And she's mated to Curran, the Beast Lord of Atlanta, 
the South-East Pack of shapeshifters.



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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Perfectly Invisible Review

Perfectly Invisible
Kristin Billerback
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 267 pages
Published by Revell
ISBN: 978-0-80071-973-9
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Overall Rating: 3.5/5  


Life after high school is so close . . . and yet so very far away.

Daisy Crispin is in her final semester of high school, and she plans to make it count. Her long-awaited freedom is mere months away, and her big plans for college loom in the future. Everything is under control.

Or is it?

Her boyfriend is treating her like she's invisible, and her best friend is making her sell bad costume jewelry in the school quad—and hanging out with her boyfriend. To top it off, Daisy's major humiliation of the year will be remembered in the yearbook for all eternity. It's enough to make her wonder if maybe being invisible isn't so bad after all.

Can Daisy get her life back on track? Or is she stuck in this town forever?


My thoughts:

Well I don’t really know where to start with this one though I have to tell you my feelings about this book were mixed, I hated it and really liked it at the same time if that makes any sense. Let me try to explain I really enjoyed the book but there were things about it that had me wanting to scream at the characters. Nothing ever seems to go Daisy’s way and she seems to blame everyone else for her problems. There were also things about Daisy that made me want to slap her, hard. The fact that she didn’t really stand up for herself made me mad to no end, and I don’t mean with bullies or that sort of thing I meant with her parents and her friends.

I felt bad for Daisy sometimes especially with her parents who didn’t really let her grow and make her own choices. They treated her like a child, like a person who didn’t know her own mind. And Daisy never said anything to them about how she was feeling. But other time I wanted to knock Daisy until she realized everything was not about her.

The one thing I really couldn’t understand was the relationship between Daisy and her “best friend” Claire. I just don’t understand why that even came to be, Claire was not a person I would hang out with because I would slap her. Claire wasn’t overly nice to a person that’s supposed to be her best friend.

Something about Daisy calls to the teenager in all of us, we’ve all been there, wanting things to go our way of all the time, seeing everything in life as unfair, feeling like no one has any idea what we’re going through.
Overall I did enjoy the book, the fact that I liked it really caught me off good. But it was good for nice quick read.

{Disclaimer: I received this book from Revell in order to enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

Available July 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Succubus Revealed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



SUCCUBUS REVEALED BY RICHELLE MEAD           


Paperback: 304 pages
Georgina Kincaid Book 6
Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kensington
August 30, 2011



 From Richelle’s Site:


Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations...to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle—-and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it--no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won’t include the one man she’s risking everything for...



To learn more about Richelle Mead and her please visit her website



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tune In/Teaser Tuesday (17)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger of GReads so if you think idea was cool like I did head over and link up! It’s a way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to!


This week my tune is a song I couldn’t get out of my head. Now I’ve been listening to it on repeat for the past few days.

The Veronicas When It All Falls Apart




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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read open to a random page share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. No spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

{This week I’ve got two teasers from the same book. I couldn’t pick one so you got both}


“Candace Marie, I’m not done. Sit down.”
I’m done. If you have something to say to me, then you’re going to have to drag your ass out of that chair and follow me.”

Pg 108, Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn


“Does it freak you out being a dad?”
Evan laughed. “You’re all over the map today, boy.”
“Does it?”
“It makes me feel about a million different things. Mostly insanely happy, but freaked out is definitely in there somewhere… Wait. Shit, Brian. Tell me Candace isn’t pregnant.”
He shrugged. “Anything’s possible.”

Pg 171, Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn

Monday, July 25, 2011

Black Night Review

Black Night
Christina Henry
Black Wings Series
Urban Fantasy
Paperback: 288 pages
Published by: Ace
ISBN: 978-1-93700-706-5
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Overall Rating: 5/5 


As an Agent of death Madeline Black escorts souls of the dead to the afterlife but that isn’t all that’s going on in Maddy’s life anymore. Things got so much harder when she found out her father was Azazel, bad guys were coming out of the deep end trying to kill her. But that was nothing compared to enemies heading her way now that everyone knows she’s Lucifer’s granddaughter. Maddy has to defend herself from foes coming at her from every angle, people who have scores with settle with both her father and grandfather, family members who want her out of the way. Now on top of that her bodyguard Gabriel, whom she loves and her gargoyle, Beezle who is more like family have both disappeared. If that wasn’t bad enough Maddy is going to other realms for delicate diplomatic missions on behalf of her grandfather, ones that may cost Maddy her life. . .

I loved this book maybe a little more than I loved the first one. Could Maddy’s life get any worse than it was before? Of course it could and it does.

Black Night starts off strong and stayed that way throughout the whole book. On the way home from helping a soul Maddy is attacked by something unknown, and she’s put on alert. Then while she’s with Gabriel and J.B. they come across a dead werewolf. So many things go wrong for Maddy in such a short amount of time that I have no idea how she deals with everything and keeps from falling apart. She’s attacked by some unknown magic, she finds the body of werewolf and she thinks she has a clue who doing it. Her half-brother Antares is trying to kill her at every turn because he hates the fact that she’s been named Azazel’s heir. Not only is Maddy facing werewolves who think she might be the one killing them, nephilim, fallen, and family but now she has to head to the Fae kingdom to handle some negotiations with their ruler Amarantha.  But things never seem to go easy for Maddy. So many things go down in this that I haven’t even covered it all.

I love when I read a book and it keeps me guessing the whole time that makes it so much better for me. And that’s just what Black Night did. I also loved all of the romantic tension in this book, there are three guys in Maddy’s life and I love it. There wasn’t much of Gabriel in this book and while I like him as a person I don’t think it would work between him and Maddy. I mean come on if a man can’t fight for what he wants its time to move on from him. Then there’s Nathaniel who I found myself liking him a lot in more this but he wouldn’t work with Maddy either. And finally there is J.B. who was a jerk but he grew on me and personally I think he would be great for Maddy.

This book was great everything about this book was great, the drama, the good guys, the bad guys, the plot, writing style. Everything. Honestly I loved all the characters, they each bought something unique and special to the storyline. The characters developed really well in this one, you see more of a lot of the characters. You get to see Maddy really grow and become her own woman, she matures and learns her powers and how to use them. No matter what was thrown at her she used her head and came out stronger than before. If I was picking a group of book heroines to become friends with you better believe Maddy would make the cut.

Ms. Henry is definitely one to watch out for and you can bet your ass I’ll be watching, and buying anything she comes out with. I most definitely can’t wait for book three, ii wish I had it in my hands right now.

{Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author to enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

 To learn more about Christina Henry and her books please visit her website.


In My Mailbox (17)


In My Mailbox is something was that started over at The Story Siren and I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s a way to showcase the books that you gotten through different places. Books you gotten in the mail, brought from a store, borrowed from the library, received to write a review, or they can be in eBook form. Here's a link to see how it all started. This week sucked. It wasn't a big week for books in my house.

                                                                  For Review:



The Rafters (Somnambulist Saga Book 1) by A.C Montgomery

The Rafters: Book 1 of the Somnambulist Saga visits an arcane world, where at crucial intervals, Callings of varying power and purpose, are brought into being to reside among the somns, who are the usual inhabitants. Despite their significance, every Calling must rely on a Messenger, an exclusively selected guardian who is the only person with the knowledge to bring him or her to the discovery of their true identity. Rhyus Delmar is a young Calling who, due to memory loss, finds himself running ever further from his Messenger, in a vain attempt to discover his true identity. Every chapter brings with it new revelations, and often new questions. The thrilling story and its elaborate personalities and scenery will captivate the imagination of any fantasy lover, leaving them with new characters to love and loath, waiting and wondering where the remainder of the series will carry them.




Sirensong (Faeriewalker Book 3) by Jenna Black

When Dana is invited to Faerie to be officially presented at the Seelie Court, it’s no easy decision. After all, everyone knows Titania, the Seelie Queen, wants her dead. But Titania claims not to be the one behind the death threats; and her son, Prince Henry, makes the decision a whole lot easier when he suggests Dana might be arrested for (supposedly) conspiring with her aunt Grace to usurp the Seelie throne. So she and her father better do as they're told…

The journey through Faerie is long – and treacherous. Dana thought it would be a good idea to have friends along, but her sort-of-boyfriend, Ethan, and her bodyguard’s son, Keane, just can’t seem to get along, and Kimber’s crush on Keane isn’t making things any easier. When a violent attack separates Dana from their caravan, the sexy Erlking saves her just in the nick of time… and makes it clear that he hasn’t given up on making her his own.

Arriving at Titania’s beautiful palace should be a relief. But Dana is soon implicated in an assassination attempt against Titania’s granddaughter, and is suddenly a fugitive, forced to leave her father behind as she and her friends flee for their lives. Will she be able to prove her innocence before the forces of the Seelie Court – or, worse, the Erlking – catch up with her? And will she save her father before he pays the ultimate price in her stead?


Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn (PDF)

Loving him couldn’t be worse than losing him. Could it? 


Candace Andrews has had enough of pleasing others. In an act of birthday rebellion, she sets out to please herself—by walking into the tattoo parlor owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend. All she wants is a little ink, and Brian’s just the guy to give it to her. As soon as she submits to his masterful hands, though, the forbidden attraction she’s always felt for him resurfaces…and she realizes the devilishly sexy artist could give her so much more. Sweet, innocent Candace is the last person Brian expected to see again. 

She’s everything he’s not, and her family despises him. He doesn't need the hassle, but he needs her, and this time no one is taking her away. Not even those who threaten to make his life a living hell. Backed into a corner, Candace faces the worst kind of choice. Cave in to those who think Brian is a living nightmare…or hold her ground and risk it all for the one man who rocks her world. Warning: This book contains explicit sex, naughty language, tattoos aplenty, family drama, a hot rock concert…and a bad boy hero who’s pierced in all the right places.

Crazy by Eve Langlais (PDF)

Ella hears voices and they don’t like anyone. 


Institutionalized at a young age after the breakup of her parents, Ella’s always heard voices. Even worse, the voices in her head like to act. She thinks she’s crazy and destined to be a patient for life until the night she meets a vampire and for the first time in her life, the voices shut up. 

Zane just wants to enjoy his usual blood buffet, instead he runs into a wisp of a woman who makes him feel emotions he thought long dead. Rescuing her from the insane asylum, he brings her home, determined to assuage his lust; a plan that is foiled by ghostly voices more determined to keep her pure than a steel welded chastity belt. Together they discover Ella might not be as crazy as everyone thinks, but even as they discover her innate power, someone from her past wants to hurt her. Will crazy and undead prevail against covetous evil? And most important of all, will the voices ever allow them to indulge in the desire that consumes them?


                                                     
From Library:



Swoon (Swoon Book 1) by Nina Malkin


Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him -- but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent -- and irresistible -- adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.

What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?


Queen of the Dead (The Ghost & The Goth Book 2) by Stacey Kade



After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare - former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead - finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this - ugh - “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.

Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.

Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She’s the first ghost-talker Will’s ever met—aside from his father—and she may hold answers to Will’s troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately puts a check mark in the “clearly not” column. But Will is - 
ahem - willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea. 




                                     From NetGalley:


The Iron Knight (Iron Fey Book 4) by Julie Kagawa

Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing. 



Unless he can earn a soul. To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought. Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive. With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side. To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale. And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.





Vanish (Firelight Book 2) by Sophie Jordan

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone. 


Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love? 




Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. 


Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. 

A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young. Most of the chosen do. 


Hunted (The Shadowing Book 3) by Adam Slater

What would you do if you found out that not only could you see ghosts, but a load of demons were about to cross over into our world, and you were the only person who could stop them? That’s exactly what teenager Callum Scott faces in my new horror series, The Shadowing. His only backup is ghost boy Jacob and his giant spectral dog, Doom. And those demons aren’t going down without a fight. Soon Callum’s being hunted, and by something you wouldn’t want to encounter in your worst nightmares… If you like skin-crawling horror fiction, you’ll love The Shadowing!


                                                     




  Free From Amazon:

Tit For Tat by Delilah Fawkes

Sara has always been a good girl, up until the two most notorious guys on campus ask her and her friend "Will you kiss for us?" The guys want to go tit for tat. If the girls perform for them, they'll give them the show of a lifetime. Can Sara muster the courage to play their seductive game? 













The Best Roommate by Samantha Whitney

Joanna catches her roommate Ellie masturbating, leading to a new experience for Ellie. 


Lesbian Erotica









Sex On The Beach (Hot Tales Book 1) by John Spring

Adam and Trish take advantage of their friend Jamie's offer of a discount on the cruise ship that she now works on. They're on a one week cruise to St. Martin and Jamie joins them when they visit the famous nude beach for the day. One thing leads to another and the three friends discover a new facet to their relationship.










From Bitter to Sweet by Andrea Dale

An erotic lesbian short-short story about breakups, new love, and chocolate. Go ahead-savor it. Let it melt on your tongue....


Friday, July 22, 2011

T.G.I.F (3)

TGIF is a fun little feature hosted at Ginger GReads! Every week we re-cap what has happened on the blog plus Ginger asks a question for us to answer. This week’s question is: Bookshelf Tour: Where do you keep your books at home? Are they organized?


I love this question for no other reason than I love showing off my bookcases and talking about books. Okay I don’t leave alone so I can’t put up bookcases wherever I want which sucks by the way. 
                                              I have four bookcases in my hallway. 

They are organized, since don’t have that many books that aren’t paranormal, all my regular fiction books share a bookcase. I have them organized by author, they aren’t in alphabetical order or anything.

The other three bookcases are paranormal, one is young adult paranormal fiction. Those are arranged by author as well.


The other two are adult books. Arranged by author as well.



In my room I have two more bookcases; those are a mix of all of my favorites books. It was hard picking which books I wanted in the room with me. Those are a mix of everything, adult paranormal romance, erotica, young adult, science fiction, urban fantasy, etc. Put together by author. 









Also in my room I have a few shelves on my walls. There aren't a lot of book up there. I have my Harry Potter books on the shelf right above my head (I love him). The other books are ones that people in my house wanted to keep but had no where to put them.

Then on the side of my desk I have the books I have to write reviews for. If I put them away I‘ll forget they have to been reviewed and read them whenever I feel like it. Once I’ve read and reviewed them I put on the shelves they belong to.

 (P.S. New books have been brought since these photos were taken)

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