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 fiancĂ©, 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 fiancĂ©e 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.

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*****
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.
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