Monday, March 31, 2014

Lux: Consequences (Opal and Origin) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal!!!

Cover reveal for Lux: Consequences!!!

I’m so excited to be able to post the cover for these two fabulous books!! This book includes the third and fourth books in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series; Book three: Opal and Book four: Origin. Also included is the slightly changed cover for Lux: Beginnings.

Lux: Consequences releases on June 3rd, 2014.

Opal

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different…And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts is in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Origin

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful by disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all alone, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

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Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian and Onyx) official Summary:

Obsidian

There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

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Jennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio: 

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Celestra Forever After by Addison Moore is LIVE!!!!

Celestra Forever After
Author: Addison Moore
Publication Date: March 31, 2014

Summary:

New Adult Paranormal Romance 17+ (A brand new series. You do not have to have read the Celestra Series to read this series).

18 year-old Skyla Messenger has it all. She's the overseer of all 5 angelic factions, a freshman at Host University, and she has the boy of her dreams by her side.

When a horrible truth is discovered, it changes the landscape of everything she thought she knew.

Skyla enters into a covenant with wickedness that has the potential to alter the destiny of both the Nephilim and humankind forever.

Nothing is as it seems.

Just when she thought it was over,
she discovers
it hasn't even begun.

Excerpt:

CELESTRA FOREVER AFTER *New Adult
New Adult 17+

(Skyla’s POV, Skyla with Wesley)

“God you’re here!” I snatch Gage and pull him behind the Student union. “This morning’s been a real mind fuck, excuse my French.” I try to shake all thoughts of Marshall and his warped sense of humor out of my mind. “You know what I really need?” I pull him deeper into the shadows and then start in with my assault. I land my lips hard over his and ride my leg up his thigh.
“Skyla, wait.” He pushes me back with a laugh buried in his throat.
“That’s the point, I’m waiting. I’m done waiting. I want this, Gage. I’m ready.” I jam my tongue so far down his throat he gives a hard groan.

Skyla! He turns his face and I use my Celestra strength to snatch him by the chin and meet my lips again.
“God, I love it when you struggle.” I’m sure that’s all kinds of twisted but holy hell it’s hot. I don’t what kind of newly imparted moral codes Gage has against making out on campus, it’s been our MO ever since we arrived at Host, but—
“I don’t know either.” He turns his head and I pepper kisses all the way down his neck. “Why don’t you go ask, Gage?”

I giggle into him, slipping my hand down the back of his jeans.

“A little role play, huh?”
“Skyla, I’m not Gage. It’s me Wes.”

Gah! I jump back like leaping out of a fire.

I don’t know what’s worse, kissing Wes, or having to confess this to Gage later.

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Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. She resides with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs on the West Coast where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cover Reveal and Excerpt for Entice by Rachel Van Dyken

I'm very excited to be able to give you the cover of Entice by Rachel Van Dyken. I've been kept on the edge with the other books in the Eagle Elite Series and I'm hoping the same will be said with this one!!

Summary:

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series...

“As burns this saint, so burns my soul. I enter alive, and I will have to get out dead.”
Chase Winter let the love of his life slip through his fingers and into the hands of his best friend and mafia boss of the Abandanato family. Now that he's been given a second chance to right a wrong--he refuses to let his own selfishness stand in the way. The only problem? He's not fully in possession of his heart, so when Mil De Lange, the girl who's innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US, asks him for a favor. He actually says yes, not realizing that that one yes has the power to destroy them all.

Mil's been in love with Chase as long as she can remember, but as the years went by, the love turned to hate, and now that he's agreed to help her, she's wondering if she made a fatal error. Because Chase isn't a teenager anymore. He's a hot blooded male, bent on owning every part of her body and soul, and willing to kill anyone in his path who dares stand in the way.

It's time for secrets to finally be revealed...but make no mistake, it's going to take a lot of bloodshed for those truths to be discovered.
You've never read a New Adult Mafia story like this before...loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated. Welcome to the Family. Blood in--No out.

                   Excerpt:

Nixon
I checked the time on my cell and leaned against the wall. The desert heat was not in any way helping my already-tense mood and irritated disposition. A guy walked by, flicking his cigarette into the dirt. Note to self: you know you're tense as hell when you’re halfway tempted to grab said cigarette and suck the nicotine dry from the remains.

And I didn’t even smoke.

Shhhit.

My head hurt, my muscles were sore, and Trace was pissed. I closed my eyes and leaned back against the building.

“Hey there.” A flirty voice interrupted my self-inflicted torture session. I opened one eye, then two. A blond-haired girl in six-inch heels and something I can only assume at one point use to be a shirt, hanging over her shoulder, walked into my personal space. Her shirt-dress thing barely met her thighs.
“Yes?” I kept my sunglasses on. If I took them off and glared, she’d probably run screaming down the street, and I wasn’t into scaring females… at least not in that way. I knew I looked downright pissed as hell.
“Just thought you looked lonely.” She lifted her shoulder and offered a teasing smile. Did that really work on other guys?
“You thought wrong,” I said simply. “I’m holding the wall up like Samson.”
“Samson?” She looked around as if waiting for another man to appear.
“From the Bible,” I clarified.
“The what?”
“Gotta love Vegas,” I muttered under my breath. “Look, I don’t want any.”
“Any what?” She ran a manicured nail down my chest, biting down on her lip at the same time. I could only imagine her point was to get me to stare at her lips, but all I felt was irritation. Damn Chase and Mil. I just wanted to go to bed, but I needed to talk with him before tomorrow.
“Sex.” My voice clipped. “I. Don’t. Want. Any.”
“But” She twirled a piece of blond- hair in her fingers.
“I’m gay.”
“Right.” She snorted.
“I’m into men.”
“Oh really?” She closed the distance between us. Just as I was ready to seriously put my hands on her and push, I felt an arm wrap around my shoulder.
“Hey there, hot stuff.” Tex said in a low voice as his hand grabbed my ass, cupping it with a little too much enthusiasm. “You ready?”
I ground my teeth together and forced a smile. “Yup.”
“Oh…” The girl stepped back. “Um, sorry, you guys, uh, enjoy your night.” She pushed past Tex so fast I was afraid she was going to teeter off her heels and get hit by a taxi.
“Tex.” I seethed.
“Hmm?” He took off his sunglasses and tilted his head as the girl hurried away.
“You can take your hand off my ass now.”
“Why? Afraid you like it too much?”

I pushed against him.

“Just embrace your feelings!” He shouted, earning the attention of a family walking by with their two little kids.

I grabbed him by the front of his shirt and threw him few feet away from me, trying my damnedest not to smile.
“Admit it. You keep me around for comic relief.” Tex nodded with a smirk.
“I admit nothing.” I lost the war against smiling and started laughing. “But I do keep your ass away from Campisi, so remember that next time you start yelling about me being your lover.”
“True.” Tex grinned. “Oh, and P.S., don’t knock it till you try it.”
“P.S.,” I repeated in the same voice. “Still pissed at you for screwing over my sister.”
“Yeah well.” Tex sobered. “It’s for the best.”
“Breaking her heart and bringing in whores is what’s best for her?”
Tex lifted his hands into the air. “Look, I didn’t say my methods were sound or that they were intelligent, just let us deal with it, okay? We’re big kids.”
“Kids.” I snorted. “That about sums it up.”

A town car pulled up next to the curb. Chase got out and then held out his hand to Mil. My eyes narrowed; she looked different. Happier.

Her mom had just died, and she'd survived a bombing.

And she was smiling like the Taliban had just declared world peace.

Chase gripped her so tight that I saw the white of his knuckles.

I tilted my head, still watching them when Tex said. “Dude, you get laid?”
“Tex,” I snapped. “Go get something for their luggage.”
“But
“Go.”
Tex flipped me off, but ended up jogging over to the main entrance while I inspected both Mil and Chase. “I’m not saying this to be an ass
“Here we go.” Mil crossed her arms.

Chase waited.

I licked my lips and tried to appear indifferent. “But if you guys start screwing each other now, I may have to shoot one or both of you. It’s not the time to play house, got it?”
“Play house,” Chase repeated in a deadpan voice as he dipped his free hand into his back pocket, most likely clenching a pair of brass knuckles.
“I know it’s your honeymoon,” I continued. “But this [P1] little scenario you’ve got going on with the whole hot and cold is going to have to wait until everyone’s safe. So Chase, keep it in your pants for once in your life, and Mil, stop trying to seduce the poor kid, alright? It’s like dangling a damn fry in front of a seagull.”
“Who’s a fry?” Tex asked, pulling the luggage cart with him.
“Mil.”
“Are we eating dinner or something? Because I have to admit,” Tex leaned against the cart, “I’m freaking starving.” He eyed Chase and Mil. “Then again, I’m sure you both are too. All those extracurricular really take it out of ya.”

Chase took off his sunglasses, his face twisting in irritation and annoyance, no smile. Nothing. He was pissed.

“Chase,” I said slowly. “You know I’m right. You’re the best I have. I need your focus to be on The Family. Your family. Then you can screw all you want, okay?”
Mil looked like she wanted to punch me in the face. Chase took a step forward, but she stopped him.
“Good talk.” I exhaled. “Chase, I’ll see you down in the bar in a half-hour, okay? We have business to discuss. Mil, you can go find the girls. They’re having dinner out by the pool.”

Nobody moved.

After a few seconds of tense silence where I was pretty sure Chase was trying to convince himself not to strangle me to death, Tex cleared his throat and pointed to the luggage. “You guys need help, then?”

“Yeah,” Chase croaked. “Thanks.”

We loaded them up and sent them on their way.

“Tell me,” Tex asked once we were walking back toward the bar. “Is your only goal to see how far you can push Chase before he kills you in your sleep?”

Author Information:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at



Fable by Chanda Hahn

Fable
Author: Chanda Hahn
Published: August 27th, 2013

Summary:

All that glitters is not gold.

When something precious is stolen from sixteen-year-old Mina Grime, she will do anything in her power to get it back, even if it means traveling to the dangerous Fae plane and battling one of the strongest fairy-tale villains yet.

However, nothing can prepare Mina for the dangerous obstacles she will face in the Fae world, or the choices she must make when love and life are on the line.

Review:

In the third book by Chanda Hahn, Fable, Mina is now facing a tale that everyone knows well… Rumpelstiltskin.  In the beginning, Mina decidedly starts to ignore the quests that are being handed to her. When all of this backfires on her, she loses someone very important in her life and she is now dealing with the consequences of her actions. While dealing with the aftermath, she meets Temple. He is, of course, of the Stiltskin Family, and like all Stiltskins’ he makes a deal with her. So now, she is flung into another quest to try and save the loved one that she thought was gone.

If I had to tell you which book in this series was my favorite, it would be this one. “Fable” has more action and Mina and starting to really come into herself. She is starting to grow and realize that there is no way to ignore and fight the quests. When things come to light and Mina loses yet someone that she cares very much about. However, secrets and new chapters bring this story together. Chanda leaves us with another cliffhanger and it’s a doozy of a cliffhanger. I can’t wait for the next book in this series and I need it soon!!!

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Fairest by Chanda Hahn

Fairest
Author: Chanda Hahn
Published: June 20th, 2012

Summary:

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall,
Who is the Fairest of them all?

In the sequel to UnEnchanted, Mina Grime discovers that all is not fair when it comes to the Fae and their tales, especially when they don’t all play by the rules. Barely surviving the Story’s first fairy tale quest, Mina still has hundreds to go before she can end the curse on her family. But a new player arises to challenge Mina while new rules revamp the game she has just barely begun to understand.

All the while, people are mysteriously disappearing, including Jared, who Mina must finally determine to be friend or foe. And with the loss of her greatest weapon, Mina must try to outwit a deadly hunter. Can Mina survive the most difficult quest yet while protecting those she loves from falling victim to one of the deadliest tales of all? Or will she become a pawn when she strikes a bargain with the Queen of Fae?

Review:

In the second book in the Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series, "Fairest", we get to see the characters, Mina, Brody, Nan, and Jared again. 

Again the story plays with the characters personalities but Mina's still has a bit of self pity about her. We are emerged into a few other Grimm fairy tales and Mina has to go on her quest to continue to break the curse.
 

We meet Brody's cousin, Peter who is the lead in a band. At first he just seems like a typical rock star who thinks he is god’s gift to man, but then we realize he is being played throughout the book too. So again, we’re not getting their true personality. We are getting the personality the Story wants is to see.

Throughout the book, Mina's self-pity get a little annoying again, she gets herself in trouble for one of the fairy tales. When she finally receives helps from an unlikely foe, she is able to overcome the mess she made.
 

Things don't end the way she wants them to though. She is left feeling just as jealous as she originally was. She finally starts to put pieces of the puzzle together and knows what she has to do. After she makes a challenge we are left with questions. What does this mean? Will her friends be used again? Will she lose the friend she made in Jared? It'll be interesting to see where Chanda takes the next book!


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Friday, March 28, 2014

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn

UnEnchanted
Author: Chanda Hahn
Published: December 29th, 2011

Summary:

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its next fairy tale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

Review:

This is another new author for me, Chanda Hahn. I read the book "UnEnchanted" because Grimm fairy tale stories have always been a favorite for me. I really enjoyed this book because of the elements that it incorporated. 

In this story, which I don't think I've seen this done before, we are introduced to Mina Grime. She is actually descended from the brothers Grimm. She likes to stay low key, is quiet and she does play 'pity me' games. Her attitude toward things started to get to me after a while, but it didn't push me away from the story.
 

Mina learns that she has to relive and finish all the tales that the Grimms' couldn't for the curse on her family to end. Throughout the book she finishes two of them. It was so interesting to see how the stories played and what she had to do to finish them.
 

We also meet her mute brother Charlie, who you cant help but love. He seems like a fun loving character and her best friend Nan loves his just as much as she does. Nan could be the most popular girl in school if she wanted too, but wasn't. She is a jubilant and sweet girl that will do anything to protect her best friend. She is a great character and I enjoyed her throughout the book. There's Brody, the 'prince' of the school. From what we are introduced to he seems like a great guy but the story plays his character around a lot. With that being said I don't feel like we got his true personality. Then there is Jared. I really like him. He is a fae who is sent to help Mina. He is a trickster and has his games but he also is strong and independent. He is serious and will joke when he can.
 


The characters helped to bring the story together. I think Brody and Mina needed a little bit more development, but it doesn't take from the story. I can't wait to read the next one!!!

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Seeing Stars by J. Sterling

Seeing Stars
Author: J. Sterling
Published: March 11th, 2014

Summary:

Walker Rhodes is a hot singing sensation who never settles down, spends too much money gambling and gets in trouble on the daily- at least if you believe all the tabloids.

Madison Myers is a hard working talent agent assistant thrust into the spotlight one day after Walker pulls her on stage during one of his concerts. She tries to stay away from him, but he keeps chasing her. He is relentless in his pursuit. The question is... WHY?!?!

Tabloid Headline Reads: Walker Rhodes pulls woman on stage during LA concert and serenades her with stars in his eyes and we watched as the sparks flew! But just who is this mystery woman who has stolen Walker's heart? And will she be the one to finally tie down our favorite womanizing gambler?

Our readers poll: 80% say no way!
The other 20% wish they were her!

Read more inside...

Review:

I'm not really sure how I feel about “Seeing stars” by J Sterling. This is the first book I read by her. I really like it when it started off. I thought Madison was a strong independent woman and when she needed to she could stand her ground. Walker seemed like a typical singer who thought the ground he walked on we golden. 

I liked the book, but it felt there was no build up. The relationship was there before you blinked. One minute Madison is standing strong and the second she is running into his arms. It was just a typical, cliché "OMG I've loved you since the time we spent together..." I just can't take books that do this seriously.
 

When Madison stands up to her boss i was jumping in my seat. "You go girl!!" She proved that she was a kick ass woman. However, it was all predictable.
 

Again... I liked the book in the beginning, but after reading the rest of the way I just felt like I was let down and everything I thought it was going to be wasn't there. I was left short of the real romance and I know not all books are going to have that, but I just couldn't take it seriously. It jumped too quickly and left too much development out. It was a short read that some may find enjoyable but I did not. I don't think I'll continue this series.


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Cover Reveal for Lux Beginnings: Obsidian and Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Cover reveal for Lux: Beginnings!!!

It’s here!!! The cover reveal for Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian and Onyx) is here! This book includes the first two books in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux Series, Book one: Obsidian and Book two: Onyx.


Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian and Onyx) official Summary:

Obsidian

There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

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Jennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Beast by Jaden Wilkes

The Beast
Author: Jaden Wilkes
Published: March 16th, 2014

Summary:

Dimitri Sokolov is a man scarred, physically and emothionally. From the rough streets of Moscow to the highest ranks in the Solntesvskaya Bratva, he has seen it all.

An attack four years ago left him disfigured and in seclusion, hiding from reactions to his appearance and in safety from those who failed to kill him the first time.

Comfortable in his penthouse, managing his billion dollar businesses, he’s resigned himself to be alone, simply called The Beast among those who’ve dealt with him in the past.

Columbia Grey is a pseudo-activist trying to save her neighborhood from a developer intent on levelling it to build apartment towers. She goes along with a plan to confront the CEO of the company on his own turf, to force him to listen to her demands…all in a pathetic attempt to impress a man she barely likes.

Little does she know, she’s taken herself into the mouth of the beast, a man familiar with death and destruction, sex, and seduction, a man used to getting exactly what he wants and a man with nothing left to lose.

She’s a beauty, but will that be enough to tame the beast and save her life?

*** Warning, this is classified as a dark erotic novel. It deals with some pretty heavy themes. It may trigger those who have experienced sexual abuse, rape, violence, basically a shitty childhood or life in general. I must be kind of messed in the head, because I thought it was a touching story full of amazing imagery and people with hearts that continue to beat and seek the beauty in the world in spite of life grinding them into nothingness. Apparently some early reviewers have found mainly the dark elements, so consider this your warning, for what it’s worth. This is not a fairy tale, this is what happened when the music ends and life goes on after the credit roll. This is simply existing until you find yourself and write your own happily ever after, no matter what form it takes.

Review:

When I first read the summary for “The Beast”, I was intrigued. When it said it had a bit of a Beauty and the Beast feel I got excited. Anything that is like beauty and the beast…I’m sold. However, I wasn’t. I was a bit disappointed with this book. It had the potential to be really good, but it felt rushed and a bit unreal.

We first met Dimitri who has gotten himself into trouble with a ‘mob’. He is an egotistical a-hole. Excuse the language. I couldn’t connect with his character and everything just fell short for me. I thought his whole back story was rushed and wasn’t built up. I tried to get into his character, but I just couldn’t.

When we met Columbia, she was a nasty woman with an attitude. The same that happened with the male character happened with her… everything just fell short. Everything happened too quickly. She volunteers for something just to make a guy happy. Yes… cliché…

From the moment that Columbia met Dimitri everything happens so quickly that if you blinked you would miss it. There was no relationship building or any sort. It was like, “get your hands off of me…” to “omg I love you” in less than a minute.  The ending was rushed and just left me feeling blah. I was left with whiplash and confusion. I was left with just an empty ending. 

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One More Chance Teaser!!!!!!

Abbi Glines just gave us a teaser to for the next part in Grant and Harlow’s story, One More Chance!! So excited to read more about this couple. Take A Chance which is the first book about these two is already out. One More Chance comes out in September. If you haven’t read Take A Chance, don’t read this teaser.

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Undone by Shannon Richards

Undone
Author: Shannon Richards
Published: February 25th, 2014

Summary:

Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:

Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called "buck urine"
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King

After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town isn't easy-until she meets Brendan, the hot mechanic who's interested in much more than Paige's car. In no time at all, Brendan helps Paige find a new job, new friends, and a happiness she wasn't sure she'd ever feel again. With Brendan by her side, Paige finally feels like she can call Mirabelle home. But when a new bombshell drops, will the couple survive, or will their love come undone?

Review:

From the first page of Undone, I was hooked. I didn’t want to stop reading. I'm not going to say it was amazing, but it was really good! The events that happened are very realistic and could happen to anyone

Paige was a quirky, sweet girl who had a bad couple of months. She went from having a job, her own apartment and a boyfriend she thought she loved and loved her back, to nothing and moving back in with her parents. After going on a job interview and her car breaks down, she finds herself at the mercy (and I use that term loosely), of Brendan the hot mechanic. At first she is judgmental and he gives it right back, but just his makes her start to fall. I think that Paige’s personality was all over the place. Sometime it was hard to keep up with her. However, she was a good character.

Brendan is a witty, carefree guy that has gone through his own share of problems. When he has the opportunity to go pick up the stranded new girl, he jumps. Their first meeting wasn't great with both being mean to the other. However, Brendan still goes out of his way to help her find a job.
 

Not only does she find a job, she becomes friends with Tara who is a fun loving girl and introduces her to Grace, Lula Mae, and a few other ladies. Paige starts fitting into the close knit town of Mirabelle.
 


Paige and Brendan slowly start falling in love with each other but like all love stories, they fight to keep their relationship alive when heartache and troubles are encountered. However like we all know, everything is worth fighting for.

Favorite Quotes:

"Until I found you, I was missing something... I just didn't know it. I didn't know my life was half full. Didn't know I was barely getting by without you." -Brendan

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nothing Left to Lose by Kirsty Moseley

Nothing Left to Lose
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Published: February 8th, 2014

Summary:

Annabelle Spencer's life is every girl's dream. She has wonderful parents, great friends, and of course the perfect boyfriend, Jack Roberts. That all changes on her sixteenth birthday when her life comes crashing down around her. Her dream night turns into a nightmare when Jack is murdered right in front of her, and she's kidnapped by his murderer, Carter Thomas, a big time drug and arms dealer.

After ten months of being with Carter, she's found, but the experience has totally changed her. She's no longer the happy-go-lucky girl that everyone used to know and love; she's now cold, hard and suffers from night terrors. It appears that Carter broke not only her body, but her spirit too. A shadow of her former self, her slogan for life is now: 'If you don't care about anything, then you have nothing to lose'.

Carter is currently serving time for the murder of Jack, a conviction that Anna helped secure. But his retrial is coming up because some key evidence appears to have been tampered with. Unbeknown to Anna, death threats are being received by her father, the Senator. It appears that Carter is still interested in Anna and will stop at nothing to get her back.

Ashton Taylor is brought in to protect her. He's a newly qualified SWAT agent, a bright spark, the agency's new golden boy. He is assigned undercover, posing as her boyfriend. His job is to help her through college and keep her safe until the end of the trial in eight months' time.

For three years she has been the broken, damaged girl, refusing to feel emotion or pain, but can Ashton help her rebuild her life and finally deal with the grief of losing her childhood sweetheart? Will he be the one to make her see that life is, in fact, worth living and that not all men will hurt her?

All the while, the shadow of the trial looms over the both of them, taunting them, reminding them that it isn't over yet. After all, Carter Thomas will stop at nothing to be reunited with his 'Princess'.

Review:

Nothing left to lose was a wonderful book. I was taken in from the first page and didn't want to stop reading. The only thing I didn't like was it was so long. I understand if the author was developing the relationship between Ashton and Anna, but much of it could have been left out to make for a more condensed and fast paced novel. It’s a great story that is about love and redemption. A story that shows that everything can be fixed whether we think so or not.

We are quickly introduced to Anna and jack who are out celebrating Anna's 16th birthday. Of course they both have fake Ids to get into the club they want to get into. They were interrupted by Carter Thomas who just wanted to get Anna in. She denied and continued with their evening. Pretty quickly, were thrown into it with Carter, a drug lord, murdering Jack and taking Anna away putting her through torture and hell.
 

Before everything happened, Anna was fun, loving and carefree. After the nightmare, she was nasty quiet and everyone could tell... lonely and damaged. She blamed everything on herself. She wouldn't let anyone get close to her. Unbeknownst to her, she had been receiving letters from Carter from his jail cell. She continually went through near guards. She would send them off, they would quit. She wanted nothing to do with them until her father; Senator Spencer brings in Ashton Taylor, a newly graduated SWAT agent. He was number one in his class and the senator wanted him.
 


Ashton took his job seriously and after meeting Anna he immediately felt the need to comfort her. He could see the pain in her eyes. Ashton is a strong intelligent and caring man. He does his job well and will do everything he can to make it go the right way. He always knew the right things to say. He has a bit of arrogance about him, but it wasn't an overwhelming arrogance.

Upon first meeting him, Anna wanted nothing to do with him of course. Even though Anna wants nothing to with him, he slowly starts making his way into her heart. She doesn't want it though. She doesn't want to lose anything or anyone again. Anna begins turning to Ashton without realizing it. She is comfortable with him, he makes her forget. They grow a lot closer than she would have liked but she knows that she needs him. Ashton slowly falls in love with her and tries to get her to understand that, but Anna has a wall up. She doesn't want to believe that he had fallen in love with her or her with him.

When Carter is released from jail, things get harder for the newly formed couple. Anna pushes Ashton further away than she ever has. Now she’s in more danger than she originally was and it’s a race to save Anna… in all aspects… mind, body and soul.