Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Posted March 24, 2017
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Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Second Grave on the Left was another story that I can’t seem to rate, or should I say that I’m not 100% confident in my rating for it. The story of Second Grave on the Left was highly entertaining and something I’m glad I experienced but the characters of Charley, Reyes, her dad, uncle, Garett, and just pretty much everyone except the ghosts got on my nerves. With the way things ended in First Grave on the Right I tried not to assume too much for Second Grave on the Left because of how different Darynda Jones writing is. The way things started in this second installment I knew that I was going to love its story and I had hoped that I would be able to cement my thoughts on Charley’s character. For Charley’s character I think I’ll need more than 2 books in this series to get used to. […]

Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh

Posted March 23, 2017
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Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh

In reading the synopsis of Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) I was somewhat confused because it, again, contained characters I had never heard of. At least with Whisper of Sin I later learned that Ria became the receptionist at Dark River HQ even though I still don’t remember Emmett. But did that confusion keep me from reading Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace), which is the story that comes directly after Vision of Heat? Heck no, and after I turned to the last page I became very secure into just who Stefan will turn out to be, hopefully, in the later books of the Psy-Changeling series, and most importantly I have a feeling I know why Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) came after Vision of Heat. The story of Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) was wholly unique to the previous stories of the Psy-Changeling series. This wasn’t a story of changeling/Psy, or changeling/human […]

Beard Mode by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted March 23, 2017
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Beard Mode by Lani Lynn Vale

Yes! Beard Mode was everything I had my fingers crossed for! Except for Lani Lynn Vale’s Uncertain Saints MC series I am in deep love with her Dixie Wardens. So Beard Mode, the first story in Vale’s Alabama Chapter of the Dixie Wardens, Dixie Wardens Rejects MC, fits right into what I’ve been looking for. I was so grateful for the fact that Beard Mode carried a unique story that’s unlike any I’ve read by Vale before, it definitely does remind me of the quality of Vale’s earlier stories. It’s story contained a hero that wasn’t really looking for a mate, he was just trying to make it day by day. Even better nothing was rushed or felt out of place within Beard Mode‘s pages which I am so grateful for I can hardly put into words. I also thought that it was strange that no one ever called Aaron “Fatbaby” […]

Vision of Heat by Nalini Singh

Posted March 21, 2017
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Vision of Heat by Nalini Singh

Just with how great my re-read of Slave to Sensation revealed so many new things to me, Vision of Heat carried on the same theme. I knew from my first time reading Vision of Heat that it was a favorite purely for Vaughn and Faith’s character, but during my second time reading my thoughts on both of their characters and the story itself changed somewhat. In Vision of Heat were introduced to a new type of Psy, F-Psy – the foreseers, and we’re also introduced to the slow beginnings of a rebellion within the Psy race thanks to the arrogance of their Council. In my first reading of this 2nd installment I didn’t even pay attention to the either of these two areas, I only had eyes for the romance between Vaughn and Faith. Further, Vision of Heat gave more clues and really beefed up my interest in Judd and Walker, and just […]

I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted March 20, 2017
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I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale

I had the awesome privilege of beta reading this for the author way before I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie was released and while the rough draft was still classic Lani Lynn Vale there were some flaws that I’d hoped would’ve been ironed out. My hope in picking this read up for myself was that the finished copy would be smoother and more polished, sadly I found that it wasn’t. The romance between Keifer and Blythe was very adorkable and steamy (again classic Vale), but again the longevity execution of their love was left with quite a few holes. Just like with the entirety of I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie, the romance had high points but then took you through valleys that left you rolling your eyes in boredom. A lot of things were thrown at this couple and for the fact that they were […]

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Posted March 17, 2017
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Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Never say that re-reading a book isn’t beneficial because in my re-reading of Slave to Sensation, after reading the Psy-Changeling prequels, I somewhat looked at its story a little differently. Not differently bad but differently as in more critical. When I first read Slave to Sensation I didn’t know what to expect, let alone what the world that Nalini Singh created would entail. Singh’s Guild Hunter series, since that’s the series I started Singh’s writing with, could not have prepared me for the complexities and addiction that her Psy-Changeling series would become. The first time around it took me a few chapters to finally grasp, somewhat, the ins and outs of the Psy world. The Changeling world was easier to comprehend because its paranormal elements were very familiar to me. This time around I found myself diving deeper past the first layer I was able to previously peel back. I was able to […]

His Princess by Alexa Riley

Posted March 16, 2017
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His Princess by Alexa Riley

The synopsis of His Princess gave just enough for me to drool over it, but my imagination did the rest in convincing me that it was a historical romance. Maybe I just equated princesses with monarchs of old or something because His Princess was in no way a historical romance. His Princess was an absolute delight to read. The alpha was the perfect blend of over the top and sweet, and the princess was the right balance of innocent and sassy, both sets Alexa Riley is famous for. In the way His Princess was going I kept expecting to have reached my limit or to have gotten to the point where the intensity between Roman and Alena was either going to bore me or irritate me. Neither reaction took place! All throughout His Princess I was glued to my kindle screen, nothing was going to turn my away from its pages. I […]

Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh

Posted March 16, 2017
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Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh

Whisper of Sin was like a diamond hiding amongst other diamonds, how was I to have known that its story was going to amaze me?! Too many instances have shown that I am no longer allowed to have any kinds of doubts about any of Nalini Singh’s stories. But for sake of transparency and clarification I didn’t really have high expectations for Whisper of Sin because it was a novella and I just couldn’t see how out of the synopsis Singh could tie its story in with what I knew was going on with the full novels in the Psy-Changeling series. As for the actual story of Whisper of Sin I couldn’t have asked for another great prequel for this Psy-Changeling series Singh has created. The action, romance (my gosh the romance!), conflict, and character development were all 10’s. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a character named Emmett and […]

Beat of Temptation (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

Posted March 14, 2017
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Beat of Temptation (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

From previously reading the full length stories in the Psy-Changeling series I’ve always wondered about the origins of Tamsyn and Nate’s mating. It’s amazing that Beat of Temptation (Wild Invitation) would be the first story told in this series and it’s all about them! Beat of Temptation (Wild Invitation) was so perfect. I knew that the love between Tamsyn and Nate was something special but I didn’t expect them to encompass the amount of steam that was emanating from Beat of Temptations (Wild Invitation)‘s pages. I can no longer look at Tamsyn and Nate as the parental figures to Lucas, Dorian, and Vaughn anymore, if anything I can only look at them as mentors. My heart was so connected with Beat of Temptation (Wild Invitation) that I knew that I was not going to be satisfied until Tamsyn and Nate got the HEA I knew would produce the most well-balanced couple I’ve seen […]

February 2017 Book Haul

Posted March 8, 2017
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February 2017 Book Haul

I seriously went overboard with February’s book haul. Although I didn’t break my budget for the month I definitely reached an all-time high quota of books received lol. I tried to keep the wordiness down in my video so that peoples attention span, mostly mine, wouldn’t conk out about halfway through. Enjoy!