Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claimed by a Demon King




Well, I did it again.  I started a series an now I'm stuck to it.

Pleasant surprise, I liked this one better than the first!

Thorne did it for me, for sure.  Sable - not so much.  She kind of annoyed me.  A ton.

Really good action scenes, pretty hot naughty scenes - I just feel really bad for Bleu and feel like Sable totally led him on.

Ah well, now I'm trying to binge read all of Felicity Heaton's stuff.  On to Her Dark Angel.  

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kissed by a Dark Prince - Felicity Heaton

Kissed by a Dark Prince - Felicity Heaton


Help.  Somebody, help.

I can't stop myself from buying books on my Kindle and searching for my next big, addictive series.

Now, I must admit, this has been one of my better choices in a while.

It seemed to follow the same kind of general direction of the Immortals After Dark series, and since those are one of my favorites, it only makes sense that I would enjoy these.

I did really enjoy it, I just didn't think it was ground breaking or earth shattering for me.

On to the next one...

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Undead Pool


The Undead Pool


OMG, I needed to write this review on the heels of news that the LAST Hollows Book will be releasing in September of this year.

Kim Harrison, why are you doing this to me?  I admit, I was reluctant to start the Rachel Morgan series.  I was really into super sexy paranormal reads and I actually started this book and put it aside for a brainless, steamy romance.  Good at the time, but in the end, I was still lacking so I picked up Dead Witch Walking and couldn't put the darn thing down until I finished.  Maybe it hooked me a little more because I love a redheaded heroine, or maybe it really got me because it was something different.  Whatever it was, it had me and I couldn't stop until I had more.

I purchased every released book in the Hollows series and read through them so fast my fingers were covered in paper cuts.  I was researching terms like 'Magnetic Chalk' and staying up late - I even called into work on a Tuesday because I didn't go to bed, only realizing I was still reading Rachel's tale when my alarm went off in the morning.  

The Undead Pool was fantastic, but a little bit sad.  You can see that Kim Harrison is moving towards the end.  Things are getting tied up, and there is a real finality in this book. 

I brought my Kindle to work the day of release, and don't think I got anything done.  I didn't even have any shame when my boss walked over and caught me deep in reading...I may have ignored her for a good 30 seconds.  In my defense, I may have been on Chapter 22.

All in all, another phenomenal book by Kim Harrison.  I'm thrilled I only have to wait until September for the next edition, but devastated it's the last one!!!!

The King - JR Ward




So, I've been experiencing a real slump when it comes to reading and reviewing books on here.  I have been waiting and waiting for certain books to release, and unfortunately, with all the waiting, has come so much disappointment.

Ah, here we go.  Let me tell you my thoughts on The King by JR Ward.  Ok, BDB - I like them, they are a nice read, but they just don't grab me like they used to.  There are so many sub stories going on I feel like I can't even keep track of anything anymore.  I find myself skipping entire chapters because I just want to follow the main story.

Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate the world weaving going on, and the sheer amount of imagination that has gone into these books to create an in depth, rich, character filled world...however, it just sort of has been losing me.

Maybe this is a personal problem - maybe I'm in a deep depression because Kim Harrison is releasing her last book this year and I just find that nothing can really compare to her writing for me...

I loved Beth and Wrath in the beginning, and by beginning, I mean Dark Lover.  This whole book just seemed so predictable to me.  I don't want to give away anything, but even in the first few chapters, I had the ending all figured out.  I know this isn't a mystery novel, but come on, it's pretty clear where we are headed here with out main characters.  

Was it just me?  Ugh, on to the next one...


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dancing with the Devil



Keri Arthur - Dancing with the Devil

I was honored to receive an ARC for Dancing with the Devil from my peeps at Netgalley.com.  

Readers of Paranormal Romance will enjoy this book, and it definitely has the amount of action that many of us crave.  Definite action.  Lots of action - but not so much in the romantic category.  Don't get me wrong, there is a definite romantic aspect of this book - but it's more the about the case and the secrets that both characters are hiding...  

I think the character development was excellent and it made me very interested to see what would happen in a sequel.  

I can't give away too much as this hasn't been released yet, but Nikki and Michael will be a series to follow! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Drooooool.....MACRIEVE


DAMN YOU KRESLEY COLE!!!!!

Another erotic, fantastic, late night read from this marvelous woman.  

My gawd, I could just hear Macrieve speaking in that sexy Highlander Brogue.  

This is why I get mad at Ms. Cole.  I buy your book.  It's done in a day.  Then, you leave that cliffhanger.  CLIFFHANGER!!  I kept tapping my Kindle Fire, hoping it was a joke.  

Nope - I have to wait again, for one of my favorites to dish out her latest sassy treat.

My poor husband.  I get mad at him for days after reading a Kresley Cole book because he isn't Scottish or a super sexy alpha werewolf.  :-)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Escape...

This will be the first post on my blog that really doesn't pertain to a certain book or genre.  This is a post about my love of books and where it stems from.

My imagination is pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.  I read books in my head using different voices, seeing characters take shape and how they interact.  With a good author, I really feel like I'm watching a movie rather than racing through 400 pages.  

I can't go to bed without reading.  I can't take a bath without reading.  I can't go anywhere with a wait time of more than 10 minutes without taking a book.  

Plainly said, reading is my escape.  When I have a bad day, I just sit back and immerse myself in someone else's life when I need to get away from my own.

Today has been one of those days, probably what prompted the post.

Off to book land.