Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunkissed - Review

Welcome to the final review of the year.
I know that half the world is about to welcome 2014 but here we have a few more hours to celebrate.
I decided to say goodbye to this year with a review for a book about my favorite topic: VAMPIRES.

BTW, I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope 2014 brings lots of love, fun, good moments and millions of BOOKS :)

My thanks to the author who send me a copy of her book.

Sunkissed 
by Carys Jones
 SunkissedDawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.

In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes.

Whatever it ‘takes’ has some consequences neither of them expected. Now, it’s a hunt to the death, with both Dawn and Thomas determined to win.

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MY REVIEW.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What if the person you love would be dying? How far would you go to save your loved one? These are the types of questions Thomas has to face when his fiancée is suffering and in the verge of death. A mysterious and dark doctor seems the only hope to save her and he runs to his aids against Dawn’s mother warnings. A single choice will change the lives of Thom and Dawn forever.

As you can imagine for the cover and the blurb this book is about the blood-suckers some of us love. Carys presents us with some classic vampires (the ones who can’t go out in the sunlight) which is amazing and refreshing. Not only they share the same characteristics from old vampires they also have the same devilish personalities.

Dawn's story is set in two different times and it’s nice to see how their lives evolve and change from 1863 to modern day. Both moments are well portrayed and the New York scenario was a great choice. With a changing point of view that allows us see from different perspectives and create a more solid world, we get to know the motivations and desires of the two main characters.

As far as the rhythm, the book is a bit slow for moments and the action takes time to arrive, however, you get to the end before you even notice because is not a long book.

This is a story about losing your humanity and the fight between turning yourself into a monster and trying to stay as human as possible.

Overall, the story has great potential to be a series because there are many loose ties at the end and unanswered questions that could lead to a sequel. Dawn is a strong character, she is the reason why the story continues being interesting and entertaining even during its slow moments.

If you love vampires, you should give this book a chance.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Vivian's List - Review

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME :)
Yes! it's my birthday and finally I'm updating my blog. I've read a lot this pass days so you can expect a lot of reviews and more.
Have a great day :)
Vivian's List
by Haleigh Lovell
Her brother's best friend. A sexual bucket list. An erotic love story.
Vivian Sorenson is in a verbally abusive relationship. When her boyfriend, Brody, calls her "frigid" and "boring ol' vanilla," Vivian finally ends the toxic relationship and embarks on a journey of sexual self-discovery.

Liam Sykes has known Vivian all his life. She's his best friend's little sister and she's always been off-limits. When he happens upon Vivian's sexual bucket list, he crosses that forbidden line. Soon it becomes more than just sex as Liam picks up every jagged little shard of Vivian's shattered heart and pieces it back together, replacing it with a piece of his own.
*** This is book 1 in a two-part series
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual content)

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Vivian has been in a verbally abusive relationship and as many women in her situation she is in denial. When she finally decides to get away from an awful boyfriend, her brother’s best friend will be the knight in shiny armor she needed.

A fast and erotic story about two people who have known since childhood and apparently both of them have thought about the other as more than friends. An easy to read book because of the simple language used by the author.

Vivian is not one of my favorite characters. She starts being this shattered woman who has lived through some hard moments in her life and has lost herself in a non-healthy relationship. At first she is well portrayed and is easy to imagine why she acts or thinks certain way but she moves on too fast. I find it hard to believe that a woman who has been years in an abusive relationship can react that fast and leave the man who has hurt her without a second thought. It makes good to the story because it set in motion a series of events that are good to read but her character doesn’t seem real or likeable.

Liam is supposed to be the perfect man, sweet, strong, sexy, a war hero. The author creates a partner who has both great personality and great bed skills. Thanks to him, the story has a high sexual content which is well written without being too trashy or obvious.

The book has a dual POV and I like it. It makes the story more dynamic and interesting to read. Liam has an expressive and deep voice and Vivian is sad and a bit pessimist at first but more jovial and mature at the end.

Overall, this is a good new adult reading with high doses of hot romance. I would like to read the second book just to see how their story unravels.

*** I received an ecopy from the author in exchange of an honest review. ***

Monday, December 16, 2013

Forgotten in Darkness - Review

Hello, it's been long since my last review or updated. Finally classes are over and life is getting back to normal.
I read this book a few weeks ago and finally had the time to write my review.
My thanks to the author for sending me a copy of the book.

You can read the review for book one: HERE.


Forgotten in Darkness (Scimitar Magi #2) 
by Zoe Forward 

Forgotten in Darkness (Scimitar Magi, # 2)
After an unjustified two-century stint in purgatory, Scimitar Magus Dakar returns to the human realm, renewing his eons-old curse. Once again he must murder the woman he loves. To break the vicious cycle, he must kill her before she strikes her deathblow, something he's never done in the past.

Archaeology grad student, Shay McGinnis, suffers a near-death attack in pursuit of a piece of Scimitar Magi lore. But did the magnificent warrior who pinned her to the wall injure her or the daemon he fought? In her search for answers, she draws the attention of both an ancient evil sorcerer and the warrior Dakar. The attraction between her and Dakar is instant, and for Shay confusing. She wants to be with him, but intuition equates him with death. Not random death. Hers.

Will this be the lifetime they break the curse before they are murdered by an age old enemy or worse kill each other yet again?

*Warning: Contains explicit sex, graphic language, action-adventure, and an exceptionally hot tatted hero.*


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MY REVIEW.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book two in the Scimitar Magi is slightly different from the first. Another paranormal romance that deepens into the world created by Zoe and leaves you waiting for more.

This time we have Dakar, an ancient Magus released from purgatory after spending the last two centuries there. With all his memories and a curse at his back, he is back ready to face the demons and love. Shay, an archaeology grad student who is not afraid of getting her hands dirty, gets too close to the legends and ancient religions she study when a demon attacks her and she is saved by a mystery man.

After their first encounter we have to wait a lot of chapters for them to be reunited. This for me was a thing that put the book on a slow level. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of action, explosion, fights and adrenaline runs through those chapters but the sexual tension is almost non-existing. Luckily, the waiting is rewarded with lots of pages full with the kind of romance we like.

Dakar and Shay are amazing characters, with so many layers that is easy to picture them as real. They also have a past in common, which is incredible described and created. The author does an outstanding work writing about the ancient Egypt and the gods. The words flow naturally and the language is engaging and easy to read.

One of the best parts is the apparition of the different deities. They really like to have fun messing with everyone’s lives and they are not ashamed of it.

Another good thing is that we still get to read about the characters we felt in love the first time (Ashor and Kira). Mainly is the story of a new magus but he is part of a bigger world and I loved how the author joins their stories.

Overall, the sequel is everything you would expect. The magi continue being sexy, strong, brave and hot. I can’t wait for their next adventure.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blog Tour - Skin Deep (Review)

Skin Deep
Megan D. Martin

Series:  #1 of The Eternal Forces
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
PublisherDragonfairy Press


What would you do to have the body of your dreams?

Kiera hates being overweight and hides behind thick layers of clothing. One night, her friends present an opportunity that seems impossible to believe. With a single spell, she can have the thin physique she's always coveted.

But all magic comes with a price: no sex or she'll revert back to her old body. Kiera accepts the cost. It's not like she has men lined up at her door. Obeying this one tiny rule isn't difficult at all—until the night she meets Cain, a were-tiger and a soldier with the Eternal Forces.

When a slew of unexplained murders forces Kiera and Cain together, they'll have to face the horrors of their pasts. Will Kiera realize she is worth more than her outward appearance? Or will she make the wrong the choice and lose everything—including her life?



About the Author

Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.
You can find Megan on pretty much every social networking site that exists.


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MY REVIEW.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Skin Deep is a book about a relatable subject, a woman wishing to have a different body. A story about learning to accept who we are and about loving ourselves so others can do it too.

Kiera has gone to hell and back. After moving away from a violent and abusive boyfriend, she is now alone surrounded with few friends and a boring life. Always dreaming about having the perfect body she has come to hate herself. Many of us have had or have issues with our bodies or a part of it. When a gypsy offers you the chance of a lifetime, what would you do?

Things get complicated when she gets her wish but at a high price: no sex. So imagine what a mess her life becomes once she meets Cain. He is sexy, wild and a man whore.

I like how good both characters are and how well they are developed. Their pasts are well thought and are complete. Some of their past experiences are pretty cruel and difficult to imagine but they make the story even better.

This is a story about healing and how Kiera and Cain have to come to peace with their flaws and secrets before taking their relationship to another level. I love the book because of this because the sexual tension had a meaning.

A story full of tension, with the temperature always at its peak and emotions running wild. The book has a fast pace and a great language. The author creates a great world where paranormal creatures are real and have lots of fun.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Embracing Death - Review

Embracing Death 
by D.T. Dyllin 
(The Death Trilogy #2)
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Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Expected publication: December 12, 2013 by Dragonfairy Press


All of Samantha Bevan’s memories have been returned to her. But instead of bringing her peace, they’ve only brought her more turmoil. She now recalls the dark addiction to feeling other people’s deaths and every day is a struggle to control her urges. At least she has Austin to help her… or does she? Samantha will discover that even with her memories, she doesn’t know the truth of her past, and those secrets may prove detrimental to her and everyone she loves. Will she be able to unravel the mystery of who’s been pulling her strings before it’s too late? Or will Austin be the one to suffer from her mistakes?

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*****
About the Author
  
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.

Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads


*****
MY REVIEW.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sam and Austin are back together but things are far from easy. Death still hunts them, secrets keep coming to light and we discovered that their lives have been manipulated for a long time. Embracing Death is the second book in The Death Trilogy and as its predecessor is fast, sexy and enjoyable.

The exciting, never-ending and turbulent trio of Sam, Austin and Nixon continues. Both men love her and would do anything to make her happy but she has other plans.

Sam is our stubborn leading lady, with a chaotic mind, strong feelings and a personality that keeps surprising me. Austin is now in a vulnerable place and Nixon reveals sides of him that I didn’t like.

The characters keep evolving and this time we have the chance to see a glimpse of Nixon’s point of view. The writer does a great job developing them and I can’t wait to read how their stories end.

This book is focused in emotions which for me is amazing. Dara makes an incredible work creating a believable, solid and powerful world. It is dark, wild, and dangerous but somehow it makes you want more. I never thought that reading about how death feels could be so entertaining.

Embracing Death has less sex scenes than the first book but I think the temperature this book has is appropriate for the story because we are dealing with darker subjects. Don’t get me wrong, there is sex and when it appears is intense, well written and entertaining.

Overall, Embracing Death is the perfect sequel because it is full of surprises. Every page brings new information and you never know where the story is going.

Fast, engaging, well written and sexy this book is everything I expected it to be.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Chameleon Blitz & Giveaway

Chameleon
 Kenya Wright
Cameo lives in a caged supernatural city where all species are tagged at birth with silver brands embedded in their foreheads. Her X brand identifies her as a Mixbreed, but she’s so much more. Like a chameleon, she can shift from one person’s image to another.
 
It’s a great way to make money for a habitat street kid, or Cage Punk as most people call them. Wiz, her street partner-in-crime, finds her jobs to use her abilities. Some jobs entail changing into people to take academic tests. Others require more skill and involve higher risk.
 
When Wiz asks Cameo to stand in for a Were-wolf teenager who doesn't want to go to her debutante ball, it seems like just another job, until a corpse is discovered and an old friend of Wiz appears.

Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

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Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sang the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university.
 
However, writing has been the only constant love in her life. Will she succeed? Of course.
For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.
 
Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya’s head at night.


Giveaway:
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Alive - Book Blitz & Giveaway

Alive (Crave, #1)
by Megan D. Martin

Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?

Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn’t a boy anymore, nor is he the same person he used to be. Against her better judgment, Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven near the small town they grew up in—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it…

Returning home elicits a myriad of emotions that both Eve and Gage thought they had buried. The past and present collide and they are forced to the face bitter deceits that ruined them in the before and threaten to destroy them now…

Genre: New Adult Post-Apocalyptic Interracial Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2013


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About Megan:

Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks. To learn more about Megan, check her out on these social networking sites.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

M-DAY (Cover Reveal)


M-Day
M-Day #1
By- D.T. Dyllin 

Expected Publication Date- January 2014
Genre- Dystopian Romance


Before the day… before M-day… people used to read books and watch movies about
zombies. They used to dress up as zombies; pretend to kill zombies… Basically, zombies had become a part of popular culture in a very unexpected way.
The highly anticipated zombie apocalypse never came.


What did come was much worse than any city over run with shambling corpses after brains and flesh. A virus… a virus that only affected men. Nobody knew what caused it, or where it had come from, not that it really mattered. Its here and there’s no going back.


Maxine was one of the lucky ones--she got out alive. She and her friends banded together to survive the new desolate conditions left behind by the virus. When a supply gathering mission goes awry, Max and company are left with no better choice than to trust a group of uninfected military men. No longer on the run from her infected husband, Max discovers there could be worse dangers for her on the horizon… Like losing her heart to her mysterious savior everyone calls Zee.




About the Author-
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Romance Junkie. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Animal Lover. Writer...are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.







           


Monday, November 18, 2013

The Rainbow Maker's Tale - Review

I read Hope's Daughter and loved it a while ago so I had to read Balik's POV. However, I didn't enjoy it as much as I did with the first book.
Anyway, thanks to the author for sending me and ARC copy of it.
You can read my review: HERE.

The Rainbow Maker's Tale (The Ambrosia Sequence #1.5)
by Melanie Cusick-Jones
The Rainbow Maker's Tale (The Ambrosia Sequence, #1.5)

 “I wasted no time looking around the bland plastic space I had lived in all my life. There were no real memories here for me, no cherished moments or things to reminisce over: all that had stopped when I was eight years old and learned that life on the SS Hope was built on lies.” 

Outwardly, Balik is an obedient member of society on Space Station Hope: he follows The Council's systems, excels at school and seems happy to follow in his parents footsteps... 
Balik's real life is filled with secrets he can share with no one. As he follows his suspicions about the space station into ever more dangerous territory it seems like his whole world will unravel around him. But, he doesn't understand everything: things are wrong, he is sure of that, he just doesn't know why. 
When Cassie unexpectedly comes into his life, Balik struggles to find his balance. For years he's investigated the oddities of the world he lives in, but Cassie makes him question things in a different way... Can he believe in this girl who seems so much a part of the system he distrusts? Would she put a stop to his plans to break out if she knew what he was really up to? Balik can't be sure of anything - except the fact that he can't leave her alone.

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*****
MY REVIEW.


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There is always more than one side in any story and this time we get to see Balik’s POV of what happened in Hope’s Daughter. Basically is the same story, different point of view.

This book could be divided in two really different half. The first part passes slowly mainly because Balik has long moments filled with thoughts and theories. This half was a bit difficult to read despite that presents some new information. Balik has a fast and logical mind but somehow he manages to have long and deep conversations with himself, those were what make it a slow reading. He has this suspicious personality and he questions the whole thing. He looks for hidden meanings in everything Cassie does or says and it gets annoying at times.

The second half is way better. When the action begins in the story we get to see a different Balik. A more practical and strong young man decided to do anything to protect Cassie. I like more this side of him and this part of the story because it has more action and emotion.

A good thing of this book was the chance to see Balik and Cassie fall in love again. Their love is so sweet and pure that is almost impossible not to like them. Seeing her from his eyes was amazing, we discovered a more vulnerable and intriguing Cassie and we understand why they are together.

As I said, the book has two different rhythms one faster than the other. It has a great writing style as the first and the words flow naturally. If you get to pass the first half you surely will enjoy the rest of the book.

Overall, The Rainbow Maker’s Tale is a good book that shows us scenes we missed the first time. If you liked Hope’s Daughter you should read this one.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mine - Review

Hello....It's time to review a book I waited like no other. I read Real just a few weeks ago so I didn't have to wait that long for the second one but it was hard.
I'm glad I read it and now I can move on with my life. However, I'm sad it's over... now I have to wait to read Remy's POV.

You can read my review for REAL: Here.

Mine (Real #2) 
by Katy Evans
Mine (Real, #2)
He's mine, and I'm his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful, imperfect, and real...

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington "Riptide" Tate as vital as the air he breathes... and now he can't live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman's dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.


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 *****
MY REVIEW.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

(This is book two in a series so this review might contain spoilers for the previous book).

Mine is everything you would expect from the sequel of a book as intense and sexy as Real. Now that Brooke and Remington are back together the real fun begins. The intensity, adrenaline, anguish, happiness, sexiness and love will multiple by ten or more (and yes it is possible). The characters have evolved, their romance has reached a new level and finally the fights are back.

In this book we see a new Brooke and she is not perfect at all. Once she realizes how much she loves Remy all her insecurities come to surface and she sees herself in a vulnerable and unknown place. When you love someone, you give him or her the power to hurt you, sometimes without even trying, you lose a part of you because now you are part of something bigger than you and Brooke has to learn this the hard way. We read about her being jealous and irrational with the addition that she has to deal with the consequences of her actions in the past.

I could write a million words about Remington. Like I said before, I don’t love him because he is extremely sexy, the perfect example of an alpha male, he is honest, strong, mysterious and protects those he loves with all his will and more. I really like him because the author managed to create a real character, a man that sounds real and believable given his condition. Even in real life is hard to understand or explain to those who don’t have face daily a person like Remy (better said with the mental illness he has) but Katy does an excellent work. And I really enjoy seeing a different Remy; this time he is more outspoken and less mysterious about his feelings.

Brooke and Remy go through some life changing moments and her actions might be debatable, however, for me is just who she is and I wouldn’t have expect anything different from her.

This time the book has different rhythms. We have the exciting and faster action we read in book one but also we have a smoother reading at some points where the words flow with less force. This is not completely bad; the temperature goes down for just some pages. It's a high temperature book with risk of explosion. The sex scenes will not disappoint you, they are even better than the first time.

The plot has a lot of coming and going, there are a few surprises, a couple of things that you definitely see coming and a great ending. As a whole is a good book.


Overall, if you enjoyed Real you definitely have to read Mine. It has the same great writing style, amazing characters and lots of good moments.

Monday, November 11, 2013

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra - review

Hello and welcome back. Today I bring what's is probably the last middle grade book I'll review here. As you know I decided to dedicate this blog to more specific genres instead of reading all. However, the author contacted me and send me his book and it is so good that I have to review it here. Thanks to Colm for sending the book from Ireland.

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
by Colm McElwain

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
Alongside his friends Ben and Mary Forester, James Clyde must protect a powerful diamond from falling into the wrong hands.
A strange and sinister man dressed in black is also pursuing the diamond and will stop at nothing to obtain it. James and his friends set off on a perilous journey to return the diamond to its rightful place. But they are being hunted every step of the way by the relentless man in black and his blood-thirsty army. 
Outnumbered, James finds he must use the power of the diamond to escape their clutches - or become another victim of their murderous quest. 
So begins a journey that will transport them to an alternative world where they must confront the mysterious man in black for a final, winner-takes-all battle...

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*****
MY REVIEW.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sometimes fantasy can be real, magical realms can become true and the life of simple children can change forever. James Clyde is an eleven-year-old boy who doesn’t suspect he is more special than he can imagine. After being abandoned by his grandfather, he has grown up under the care of strangers. Christmas at his grandfather’s house is a tradition and he waits for that moment with excitement. However, when a mysterious man starts asking for him and evil creatures put his life in danger, he and his friends will face the adventure of their lives.

James and his friends, Ben and Mary, are amazing children. Brave, likeable and sweet, each one of them is special for some reason and brings something different to the story. Their innocence and determination for doing what is right moves the story. Friendship, honor, honesty, solidarity and more are some of the values the book reminds us of.

A book that present us a vivid and colorful world, described in a way that allow us to imagine the different scenarios in detail dragging us to a complete and believable place. The language is attractive and creates a reading atmosphere that is almost magical. It also has short chapters that give the story a fast and natural rhythm.

This is a story with all the elements of a fantasy middle grade book (magic, evil forces, fantasy and dark creatures), however, the book is so good that any adult would enjoy it. The solid background and the excellent writing style will assure you a great reading time.

The story leaves some things unresolved which could explain a sequel. I really hope there is one in the future because I would love to read more about James Clyde and Orchestra.

Friday, November 8, 2013

When the Heart Falls (Karpov Kinrade Tour)

When the Heart Falls (Formerly Kiss Me In Paris), is changing the face of ebooks!
Not only did the series rebrand its look with this amazing new cover, but the awesomely creative authors, Karpov Kinrade, have also included a new user function that gives the readers the choice of how hot they want their love scenes.

Karpov Kinrade have a deep connection to their readers and said this about the change, “It's exciting to consider what innovative ways we can use this technology to enhance and customize the reader experience…Readers--to our delight--have found the book to be much more than a simple romance, with deeper literary themes that give it greater weight. We feel the new cover and title better reflect the nature of the book and give new readers a more complete picture of what to expect from this novel."

!!!IMPORTANT!!! 

The ebook version of When the Heart Falls has a bonus feature that includes your choice of WARM or HOT edition. If you prefer your books with the love scenes behind closed doors, choose the WARM (and your book will start around the 50% mark and end at the end). If you like it a little steamier, choose the HOT (and your book will start at the beginning and end around the 50% mark.)


Both editions include mature themes.





"One star breaks off from the others, shooting across the sky, a bright light trailing behind it, and I finally understand why people wish on dying stars. Because something always has to die for life to give birth to a new dream." 
Winter Deveaux knows pain. She knows fear. She knows heartache. What she doesn't know is love. Which is a real problem for someone trying to write a romance novel. When a chance to spend a summer in Paris promises her a cure to her writer's block, she packs her bags, never suspecting that the source of her darkest secret will follow her across the world. 

Cade Savage is a man torn between two worlds. As son to the wealthiest ranching family in Texas, being a cowboy is in his blood, but his heart is set on architecture. He has one shot to decide his fate: a summer course in Paris. 

Winter and Cade leave everything they know behind to follow their dreams to the city of lights, but they soon learn you can't run from the demons that haunt you. In a story of heartbreak, humor, forgiveness and finding love, these two lost souls must face their darkest fears before they can claim their heart's desires. But summer love can't last forever, and soon they must choose between their future and their past. Between their dreams and their love. Between their secrets, and forgiveness. 

Can they forgive the unforgivable in order to find happiness? Or are some people beyond forgiveness? 

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When the Heart Loves


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Karpov Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife writing duo of bestselling, award-winning authors Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov.
Together, they write fantasy, paranormal, mystery, contemporary and romance and hook readers into new and exciting worlds that will leave you laughing your ass off, crying your heart out and falling in love.

Look for more from Karpov Kinrade in the Kiss Me series,  Seduced Saga, the Forbidden Trilogy and more coming soon.
They live with three little girls who think they’re ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Stealing Parker - Review

It's not a secret that I love Miranda Kenneally's books. They are YA book and I love them because she has a way of create adorable characters.

Miranda is one of the most loving authors, she is always tweeting back wich I think is awesome. 

If you want to read my review for her other books go here:
Catching Jordan
Things I Can't Forget

 Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks #2) 
by Miranda Kenneally
Stealing Parker (Catching Jordan, #2)
After a scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won't turn out like her mother: a lesbian.

The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys--a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far...especially when he starts flirting back.


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*****
MY REVIEW.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stealing Parker is the second book in the Hundred Oaks series, however, as the three books out in the series it can be read as a standalone book. In this story Parker is trying to heal-escape the shame and pain her mother’s departure brought on her family. During this process she discovers a lot about herself, family, friendship, religion and love.

Parker is a great character, a former softball player, Valedictorian (the best of her class) and sweet. But somehow once her mother is gone, she attempts to become a “hot mess”, kissing boys and trying to prove she is not like her mom. She is so broken and desperate to be happy again that she makes so many bad decisions. Is easy to like her and relate to her because when your world falls apart you need to find a guilty and being a Christian asking God “why?” is an easy option.

The boys and man in the book are great, different one from another; they bring all the elements the book needs. Brian is the new professor-coach and Parker immediately falls for him. He is 23, which means six years older, friendly, funny and handsome. Of course the whole situation is full of drama, student-teacher relationships are a taboo and in this story it’s no different. It brings tension and anguish to both characters’ lives. Drew, the BFF, is amazing. He is funny and adorable. Corndog, or Will, is the perfect boy. Smart, sweet, caring and softball player, he is the boy every girl deserves.

Like any other Miranda book, the book reveals more of the story and the characters page by page. She is an author that achieves to create solid and believable worlds. Through her words we live the sadness, happiness, tension and suffer with every new obstacle side by side to the characters.

Overall, this is a great YA- contemporary romance with awesome characters and great dialogues. Also, this book has a smooth rhythm and an excellent writing.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Life with Snoopy - Review

Sometimes reality is bigger than anything you can imagine and the love an animal can give you is beyond words. A dog lover myself I have to read this book so when the author asked me to review it I said YES without thinking. 
Something incredible happened while reading this book. Almost two weeks ago (October 15th) I rescued a dog from a box that someone throw on the street. Just two days before starting reading this book I added a new member to my family.

On my way to work I spotted a wooden box on a land where there are no houses, I don't know why I decided to go closer. What I saw left me speachless, there were 7 puppies there. How can someone do that? I asked my sister for help and we rescued them. We gave up 6 of them to adoption because I already have 6 dogs but Nessie was so beautiful that I had to adopt her. So now I own 7 dogs :) I know it's crazy but I have a big house with a huge backyard and my family loves dogs.

My Life with Snoopy: How One Shelter Dog's Love Changed a Man's Life and Other Tails of Adventure 
by Joey Camen

My Life with Snoopy: How One Shelter Dog's Love Changed a Man's Life and Other Tails of Adventure
An exciting, tail wagging story about the relationship between Snoopy the shelter dog, and his human friend, comedian Joey Camen. 

Comedy and calamity ensue with various dogs, cats, and colorful characters you’ll meet throughout Snoopy and Joey’s thirteen year friendship. 

Snoopy, the best-looking Sheltie-mix ever to come out of the Burbank Animal Shelter redeems Joey’s distrust of dogs from a boyhood incident in Detroit and brings immense joy to his life. 

Animal lovers will laugh and shed a few tears, as they enjoy this unique and entertaining perspective on the dog-human connection.

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*****
MY REVIEW.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Life can be changed by the simple act of adopting someone. For those who love animals, and especially dogs, they aren’t simple pets. Dogs are part of our lives, giving us unconditional love and being with us through our hardest and happiest moments. My life with Snoopy is the story of a man and how a dog made him whole again.

Biographies or memoirs are usually just a retelling of someone’s life but somehow Joey Camen achieves to create a book that is more than that. Sharing his love for Snoopy we get to see the life of an incredible and beautiful dog.

Something I loved about this book is the writing style used by the author. With simple language and informal style you get to feel like you were part of a conversation. Joey shares the most important moments of Snoopy’s life without being over-sentimental or shallow. With short chapters and concrete information we learn about a relationship that changed both man and dog.

This is a great example of why you have to adopt animals from refuges or the street. I know from personal experiences that the race doesn’t make any dog better or worse than other. The love you received for a being who knows has been rescued by you is indescribable.

Another good thing about this book is how the author shares his opinion about vaccines, feeding, vets and euthanasia. Without trying to impose an ideology on how to raise someone’s pet this is a statement of why he thought it was better to act certain way. It also a good source of information about subjects you might don’t know about.

Overall, this is an excellent choice for dog and animal lovers. An excellently written book. An entertaining, funny, loving and enjoyable story that will make you laugh and cry.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Copout - Review

Hello and welcome to a new review. I got a copy of this book thanks to the author who send me one.
I hope you are having a great time :)
Copout 
by Bart Cline

CopoutIf a man’s dreams are better than life, then what is the incentive to wake up?

Donovan Stone, police detective, aficionado of classic films, and widower, is such a man. Fired from the force after a violent incident, Donovan’s life could be considered no more successful or happy than a train wreck. His only hope is the affection of a woman, who also happens to be his best friend. 
But each night he finds solace in his dreams, where he can enjoy the good things that life denies him. There he’s successful, happy, and free, until Donovan’s world of dreams crosses over into his reality with deadly consequences. He must fight his way back from the brink of oblivion – but does he really want to? 

Dreams, classic movie genres, and reality meet in a dangerous cocktail.

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******
MY REVIEW.

Rating: 3.5 /5

Donovan Stone is a police officer who after a violent attack is fired from the force. Now unemployed he has to find a way to catch the people behind the violence and prevent a new attack. While his friend Jessica tells him to move forward and find a new job, his dreams will show him the life he doesn’t have.

Copout is a story about how dreams can be an escape for a reality we don’t like. It shows how the answers can be clearer once we are asleep and how reality and imagination can collapse with serious consequences.

Is a book with some original aspects, for example I love the fact that it has two types of narration. When Donovan is asleep and dreaming we read from his point of view, first person, but when we are reading about the “reality” the author chose to write in second person. He refers to the character as "you" and he seems to narrate the story to him instead of us. I really like this aspect because it was different and really enjoyable.

Another good thing is how reality and dreams take turns, you have a chapter for one and then a chapter for the other. The dreams could be read as stories on their own, each one is different and they take aspect of Donovan’s life to create a new world.

However, I would have like to see more action in the real world, you have your doses in dreamland but it's not the same. And the "romance" seems kind of forced. Maybe because romance is no the main point of the story but for what you can see in his subconscious, love is the fuel to his actions.

The story has medium doses of action, a solid plot, good writing and a light romance. It also has touches of fantasy that could have been more developed.

If you feel like reading something with a fresh touch and a bit of action, you should read this one.
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