Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday-The Luna's Destiny

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m waiting on:

Book: The Luna's Destiny (A Moon Goddess Novel)

Author:  Drea Shane

Release Date: 12/18/2017 

The Luna's Destiny 
A Moon Goddess Novel

My name is Sydney and I’m the Alpha’s daughter. As one of the few remaining female shifters, I find our pack suffocating and overbearing. Eventually, I’ll be the Luna of my own pack once I find my mate.

Keyword: Eventually. Unfortunately for me, Dad’s called Assembly and soon our territory will be swarming with potential Alpha mates. I’d hoped to make it through the final change on my eighteenth birthday before I had to deal with mating.

My birthday signals the blending of my human and wolf souls into one. I’ll finally have access to my full shifter powers. It will also be the night I bond to the mate I have yet to meet.

As if that isn’t enough, a chance encounter with a mysterious and alluring wolf has me questioning everything. Then there’s Joe, Dad’s enforcer and protégé. I can’t figure out why these feelings of desire are cropping up anytime I’m near the pain-in-the-ass shifter. Assembly hasn’t even started, so chaos is sure to ensue.

Then, my dad drops a bombshell, a family secret that turns my world upside down. Nothing for me or the shifter race will ever be the same. It might just take the Moon Goddess herself to get me through this.

* This is the first book in a slow-burn, new adult reverse harem series. *

Okay, shamelessly plugging my own book. BUT, it's selling like CRAZY! Super excited to share with everyone!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: The Vixen's Lead

The Vixen's LeadThe Vixen's Lead by Tate James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It's all I've ever wanted. So, I did what anyone in my unique position would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought...

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted--and dangerous. Now, I don't know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I'm Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning.

** Warning: This book is a Reverse Harem. It also contains violence, sex, bad-language and content which some readers may find triggering. **

Tate James is a new author in a genre that is exploding with popularity. Her voice shines through and is now a must read for any that love the RH genre. The Vixen’s Lead is the first in a series with a sassy heroine, awesome best friend, uncertain past, and smoking hot guys that will make you weak in the knees.
The plot is interesting and I liked the concept of how the surface of the story is dark, a little badass, but the heart of the story turns justified and comforting. And I must say that Kit’s bestie Lucy is an awesome secondary character. Love her!
The guys! Holy hot sauce! I love Wesley most, but River and Caleb are close behind. Wesley is smart and that makes him really sexy. River is just so bossy and dominant. Caleb is kind and caring and a great guy to melt into.
I’m already stoked to read the sequel and her other new co-written book. Five glittery stars for this debut novel!

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: My Ex From Hell

Romeo and Juliet had it easy.
Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.
This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed. All she’s gotta do is master her powers, save the world... 
...and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.
My Ex From Hell is a YA romantic comedy, Greek mythology smackdown, perfect for everyone who loves sassy girls that kick butt and the bad boys who infuriate them.
My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was cute and sassy with a touch of flirty. The main character Sophie aka Persephone is a snarky drama queen with two fabulous best friends. Add high school angst and superpowers of mythical proportions, and you end up with this little gem of a read. Persephone in modern culture, not Ancient Greece. Looking forward to seeing what happens after that epic cliffhanger. Four glittery stars!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday-Curse of the Gods

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m waiting on:
Book: Seduction (Curse of the Gods Book 3)

Author:  Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

Release Date: November 30, 2017

Willa Knight: Dweller? Sol? Accidental evolutionary hiccup?

Willa has never been a particularly useful dweller: she isn’t very good at chores, she isn’t very good at worshipping, she isn’t very good at not having opinions, and she isn’t very good with rules—but none of that matters anymore.
The rules are changing.
The dwellers are trying to make their own way in the world, and Willa can’t seem to help getting tangled up in their plans.
Luckily, she has the Abcurse brothers to help her out—until she doesn’t, and suddenly she’s alone again in a world on the brink of chaos. With the Abcurses gone, she’ll have to rely on her wits, and her sister Emmy, to stay under the radar and survive.
Because someone wants her dead.

But, really, what else is new?

This is a full novel, 90,000 words. Book 3 of 5 in the Curse of the Gods Series

What are you waiting on?

Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: Pretty Fierce

Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows true danger—and she’ll do anything to survive. After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia’s spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there’s no one who makes her feel more normal or more special than her boyfriend, Oliver.

But when she’s jumped by a hit man, and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia’s secret is exposed. In a split-second decision, she flees the small town, taking Oliver with her. With professional killers stalking their every move, can Oliver and Kaia protect each other long enough to uncover the mysteries of her past?
Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Some thoughts as I read:
"Holy heck this book started off with action and is just getting more interesting! I'm psyched about this book now more than when I got it."
"Still as good as it started. I can't seem to put it down!"
"Intense! So many twists! Oh and I have found my new book boyfriend!!!"
After I finished:
I loved every moment of this book. The plot took me on a wild ride and didn't slow down until the very last page. Kaia and Oliver had so many ups and downs but the love they shared was adorable. This was a fast paced young adult thriller where nothing is as it seemed and everything can change in the blink of an eye.
A must read teen suspense full of action, secrets, family, romance, loyalty and twists. Five glittery stars hands down! A top title for 2017!
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: Truth In Eden

Though she has a professional career and has found success in her young life, Maya has always felt like something about her was off. Pieces of her life were missing from her memory, and she knew there had to be a way to get them back. She just didn't know how. 
A run in with her childhood best friend, Sebastian, takes her back to where she came from, to where she can remember who she is, her important role, and her family's legacy. Only Sebastian can take her back; it is her decision whether or not to stay, save her mother, and defend her people or to go back to her safe, familiar life. 
Can the love she finds in Eden heal her heart and bring her life completely together?
Truth In Eden by Sarah Kay Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So enjoyable!!! I'm a fan of this author and her other series. This book was great! I loved how richly imagined the other dimension was built. Everything was evenly placed, I enjoyed almost all the characters, well still not sure about Victor, but everyone else. The main character was a strong female protagonist, yet the author made her relatable. The romance was so sweet and I loved Sebastian. I highly recommend this author and this book! Five glittery stars!
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review: Get in the Car, Jupiter

I'm weird. This isn't news to me or anything. I have lived in a UFO my entire life. This wasn't a coincidence. My parents believe in extraterrestrial life. You know, phone home and all that crap, and they dragged my sister Mercury and I into their mess when they named us what they named us. So it wasn't a surprise, when after getting accepted to UW and expressing my desire to actually attend, they lamented that college is "just another ploy for the government to keep tabs on you, man." In other words, we won't be helping you out, Jupiter. That's fine, though, because my best friend Frankie and I can be pretty clever chicks when we want to be. We found a way up there and it was in the form of a longtime crush, his equally cute cousin, and a kickin' set of wheels. Buckle up, Buttercup, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Get in the Car, Jupiter by Fisher Amelie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Crazy fun book. It takes a talented author to write something so weird yet awesome!!! I'm pretty sure Ezra wanted Jupiter to get in the car lol. The blurb made absolutely no sense, which made me all the more intrigued.
And Jupiter? Really quirky, pretty brave, full of life, and romantic chickenshit. Did I mention she has a sister named Mercury and her family lives in a UFO?? Yup!
Then there is Ezra. Super popular, had a loving girlfriend, in sports, and a regular high school stereotype. Then there was an incident. Ezra becomes broken, moody, quiet, and hermit. He's prideful, stubborn, confused, and afraid of girls.
Thanks to happenstance, these two are tossed together with Ezra's meddling cousin across the country on a road trip. Did I mention road trips rock? Yup!
I definitely don't want to give anything imperative away, so bottom line: read this damn book. You won't be sorry and will be saying 'get in the car Jupiter' for a long time to come because, yeah it's so strange, it's memorable. Ten glittery stars, but I'm only allowed to give it a realistic five glittery stars. Kudos to Amelie and a new author for me to indulge in.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Review: When the Dead Come A Knockin'

When the Dead Come A Knockin' by B.L. Brunnemer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My name is Alexis Delaney, and I’m your average 17-year-old girl. Except I’m a Necromancer. Which means I can see the dead, talk to them and help them move on. Well, I used to be able to. Someone has sealed the Veil. Now the dead are stuck here. And with the extra energy floating around town, the ghosts are getting stronger.

It’s been two months since I came to Spring Mountain to live with Uncle Rory. And the guys, my five best friends, have done everything they can to help since. Things for once were almost normal, my issues with the dead had become routine. Until they all found girlfriends. Now I’m back to hiding everything again. With ghosts leaving their haunting grounds at will, new people asking questions and trying to build my link to the Veil, I don’t know how the hell I’m going to pull this one off. But it can’t get that bad, right?
So much heart and soul!
Gosh, not even sure where to start. I love Lexi! She's real not some paper character. The author does such a great job at creating depth in her characters. That alone makes the series worth reading. But I love the ghostly part of the plot too. Slow revelations that send small shocks and not just one plot twists. Things unravel at a great pace and you want to keep reading. Not because of a cliffhanger, but just to read more of Lexi's story. And the guys... well, between Zeke, Asher, Ethan, Isaac, and Miles... why should she have to choose? Miles really unfolded and is currently my favorite book boyfriend! Asher comes in a close second. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that you should not miss this young adult paranormal romance series. It's all that and a bag of chips. Ten glittery stars so I guess that has to round down to five glittery stars! Looking forward to the next book! ❤️
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: Trying To Live With The Dead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hi, I’m Alexis Delaney. I’m your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead. And push them away and, well, help them move on. So..okay, I’m not your average 17-year-old girl. For years I’ve been struggling to survive the souls still roaming around. The shitheads always seem to find me. Moving from town to town every few months never helped either. More dead just always find me. But things are changing for me now. I’m moving in with my uncle Rory and cousin Tara. I’m finally going to be able to do normal teenage stuff I’ve been missing out on. Right? 
Well, if this one bitch of a ghost could leave me alone on campus that would be great. Especially since I haven’t told my new friends about my abilities. Can you believe this? Five good looking guys practically adopt me on my first day of school, and I still think they’re a bit nuts for it. Now if I can only just keep my life with the dead from mixing with my normal life, everything would be great. Yeah...I don’t see that happening either. But I’m going to give it a shot. Who knows? It might work. 
Slow burn RH
I loved the concept of this book! The author did a great job with the characters and plot development. I'm becoming a huge fan of the RH genre and this series is a fantastic one. Slow burn so don't expect it to be romantic straight away. Five glittery stars for a promising series!
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Review: Omega

The second book in the Infinity time travel series is full of action, romance, and an intricately designed roller coaster plot.
One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.
Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission in danger.
But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret…
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thought the first book was brilliant! Stoked for this installment, the author didn't let me down. It was well-written and came from a fresh point of view. The story is told from Noah and Ash's POV. While everyone else is still present and a large part of the book, we get an in-depth view of Noah. I can't spoil it, but this series is a must read and I already need book 3! Five glittery stars!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: When Stars Collide

We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same. 
Least of all, us. 
Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend. 
Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be. 
Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily. 
If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then… 
All is not fair in love and war. 
Book two in the Light in the Dark series but can be read as a standalone.
When Stars Collide by Micalea Smeltzer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
One word for this book: EPIC! While I love Micalea's books, this one might be my favorite. I adored Thea! Since I didn't read book one in the series, the plot unraveled with lots of surprises. The chemistry between Thea and Xander was explosive. Tension, the yummy kind. Must read! Five glittery stars!
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Review: Starstruck Series by Brenda Hiatt

The middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!
Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict "aunt," she's not even sure who she is. M's dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably befriends her. As Rigel turns his back on fawning cheerleaders to spend time with M, strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves to the point she can ditch her thick glasses, and when they touch, sparks fly--literally! When M digs for a reason, she discovers deep secrets that will change her formerly mundane life forever . . . and expose her to perils she never dreamed of. 
Book 1 of the award-winning Starstruck series, where teen romance blends with science fiction to open a whole new world of action, adventure and discovery.
STARFALL, the 4th and final book of this series, now available!
Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I met this author at a book convention and after spending lunch with her, I knew I had to check out this series. When it came out on audiobook I immediately grabbed it from audible. The plot was so unique! Some science fiction books are very similar, but this series is original and fascinating. When I finally finished, I immediately picked up book 2. Best idea ever. Five glittery stars!

Marsha Truitt’s life has changed dramatically over the past few months. Instead of a nerdy nobody, she’s the newly discovered princess of a secret civilization. Even better, she’s dating the hottest guy in school, who just happens to be her literal soulmate. But when a new boy arrives at Jewel High, everything M thought she knew about herself and her future is turned on its head. Will the very destiny that lifted her from obscurity now tear her away from Rigel and their happy ever after?
The series keeps getting better the more I read. This was another stellar installment in a new creative series by a really talented author. The plot continues to thicken and the characters became more complex. I was left with the whole 'wow' factor by the end. And on to book 3! Five glittery stars.

Being a Princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!
Between keeping high security secrets from everyone (including Rigel) and trying to keep Rigel and Sean from killing each other (with no help from Trina, of course!) M has more than enough on her plate already.
She knew that as newly discovered Princess of a secret Martian colony, she’d have to return there someday—but over spring break?? An emergency requires her immediate presence but not everyone is overjoyed to have their long-lost Princess back. Can she win her people over in time to save the colony from destruction? And what will she have to give up in return?
Another great installment with M, Rigel, Sean, and Molly. I love love triangles! Sean and Rigel are both great martians lol. The plot was intricate and I loved the world building. I can't wait for book 4! Five glittery stars!

The electrifying conclusion to the Starstruck series! 
M, no longer a nerdy nobody, has finally been acclaimed Sovereign Emileia, ruler of the Martian colony Nuath. But at what cost? Without her soulmate Rigel, life seems pointless but she’s expected to shake off her heartbreak and assume her responsibilities. Reluctantly, M does what she must until an unexpected discovery restores a glimmer of hope for the future. Now she is determined to do whatever she can to salvage her longed-for happy ending—if it’s not already too late. 
Really enjoyed this entire series! There were some clever twists and turns in the plot and interesting characters that actually had some morals. If you like ya sci-fi romance, this series is a must read. Five glittery stars.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: The Bachelor Auction

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.
Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.
Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . .
The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Rachel Van Dyken always writes a good romance. This is the first book in a new series: The Bachelors of Arizona. This one centers on Jane and Brock. It was a great take on modern day Cinderella.
Jane's sisters were total cray-cray. I'm sure my patience wouldn't be as good as hers. And poor Brock. He's a wounded, damaged guy with the world on his shoulders. I really adored him.
The supporting characters, Brock's twin brothers, Brant and Bentley, were so fun. They added spunk to the story. I'm sure one of the next books in the series will center around them.
I can't wait to read more in this highly promising series from a master romance author! Five glittery stars!
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mini Review: Cauldron Bubble

Cauldron Bubble Cauldron Bubble by Wendy Knight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“You’ve just always been the powerful one. I’m the smart aleck.”  
“We’re the same. I’m night, you’re day. You have to have both to have life.”  
“You can hide in the shadows.”  
“And you can shine like the sun. This prophesy is about both of us.”  

Destiny doesn't think she's anything special. The daughter of an outcast witch. Her twin, Fate, is her best friend, so that's awesome. They're experts in love potions and selling them to crazy high school kids. 
So they can buy more shoes. 
But that all changes when their school is attacked by warlocks—warlocks who want her power for their own. The attack launches her onto the path the stars have chosen for Destiny, Fate, and their long-lost father. 
Oh, and Quin. 
Quin, who's the son of a witch, only tolerating Destiny's presence because she can save his mother. Except along the way, that all changes, and he realizes Destiny is everything he never knew he wanted. The only problem is she thinks if love can be made from a potion, it can't be a real thing. 
If they survive this, he's going to prove her wrong. 

This made a great start to a new young adult paranormal romance trilogy. I enjoyed getting to know the sisters. Fate and Destiny made great family and their mom too. I'm dying to know more about Fate and her boyfriend Damien. Book 2 is focused on them I believe.
Destiny and Quin were fun characters. I love the whole hate/chemistry they had going on. Oh and the class Chemistry as well. Fun stuff. Prophecies are always interesting and the villain is not surprising but good at being a villain for sure. Overall, Cauldron Bubble gets four glittery stars!

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