Month: March 2016

A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall

Posted March 31, 2016
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A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall

The decision to purchase A Sorceress of His Own was something I went back and forth on, simply because of a few critical reviews that raised some red flags. Since the book was $5.99 that also fed into my reluctance to purchase it since I usually don’t go above $3.99 for an eBook, but I figured it would be worth the investments if what 85% of the reviews I had read was anything to go by. Based on the gut feeling I had towards A Sorceress of His Own I had high expectations. What I’m finding out, though, is that these ‘gut feelings’ are usually based off the possible potential a story could have based off the synopsis (so, authors or publisher please don’t embellish in the synopsis because it will lead to some unsatisfied readers and can seen as dishonest). The synopsis, the reviews, everything about A Sorceress of His Own lead me […]

Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward

Posted March 30, 2016
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Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward

In Blood Kiss, by choosing to bring back the training program for those of their race who wanted to prepare for the war they would all be facing against the lessers, really reawakened The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I think with all the storylines and new characters it was good to be able to take a break – especially after Trez’s heartbreaking story in The Shadows – and focus back on the war that seems to have been escalating instead of the divided politics. I found myself so giddy about who out of this group of trainees would impact the direction of the Brotherhood, since out of the first training program John, Quinn, and Blay were the warriors added to The Black Dagger Brotherhood. All in all, it’s good to be back to where it all started, so to speak. When I listened to The Shadows, I knew there was going to be something […]

Drifter by Bella Jewel

Posted March 29, 2016
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Drifter by Bella Jewel

Drifter had everything I look for in a top/favorite read. In Mercy we have a sassy, tough – yet competent heroine, and with Diesel we get a sullen, grinch-like, and smokin’ hot – yet compassionate hero. That alone would have me sold on the story, but the bonus that Drifter had, not only having a solid plot, but just the right amount of drama and romance, and relatable characters that hijacked my attention from the first page to the very last. Once I started Drifter, this book never left my hands, and if by some miracle it did, it never left my mind. I don’t know where my head was at but I, for some reason, didn’t put two and two together and come up with the fact that Diesel was a son of the Jokers’ Wrath MC. When Mercy first encounters them I started freaking out like you wouldn’t believe! Drifter […]

Bounty Obtained and Explained #1

Posted March 27, 2016
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Bounty Obtained and Explained #1

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme After going through with my daily stalker-like behavior, visiting some favorite blogs and some new ones, I found “Sunday Post #206” featured at Caffeinated Book Review. As I was reading the post I became excited since I’ve been trying, for a while, to figure out what weekly meme I would want to feature on my blog. As you can see, I think I’ve found one!!!! Last Week on the Blog Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep (5) – audiobook review Narrated by Lauren Fortgang Dirty by Kylie Scott (5) – eARC review The Madness of Lord […]

Seize Me by Crystal Spears

Posted March 27, 2016
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Seize Me by Crystal Spears

Seeing as I was able to re-read Seize Me without skipping and with feeling like it’s the first time I’m reading it, attests to the fact that this book is AWESOME! I can’t even remember what it was about this book that drew me in when I first read it, but whatever it was is still there. Seize Me was so awesome and attention grabbing that I had to refrain from finishing this book in one sitting because I wanted to the story to last. While there are a lot of new characters and sub-storylines going on you would think that it would be hard to follow along in this story, but the way the writer introduces each character and the mystery that surrounds them and sometimes the challenges they’re facing you don’t feel overwhelmed at all. The author does a great job of providing a well-rounded story full of great […]

The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Posted March 26, 2016
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The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Goodness freaking gracious! The Shadows was a freaking emotional rollercoaster! Before I start on my review for The Shadows, I need to apologize for the misguided thoughts/concerns I had towards this book and where the rest of the series would go way back when. I’m learning to keep my mouth shut on things that I haven’t actually experienced for myself. The huge plot twist for The Shadows was already ruined for me thanks to some reviews that had no problem posting spoilers. But, even with that knowledge I again placed my trust in J.R. Ward to spin a tale that would last beyond this heartbreaking twist, and I’m so flipping glad I was right. I never thought much of Trez and iAm, only seeing them as Rhevenge’s henchmen or bodyguards and being the subordinates to Xhex. Even when they took over the business from Rhevenge I still didn’t see much coming […]

Challenged by Ryan Michele

Posted March 25, 2016
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Challenged by Ryan Michele

It’s hard for me not to compare Challenged to Ravage Me since they’re both the beginning books to a MC series by Ryan Michele. It might not seem fair in the big scheme of things, but I couldn’t help the knee-jerk reaction. For me, I believe Challenged would’ve had a higher chance of resonating with me if this author had written this series under a different pen name, since it’s a good possibility that I won’t be the only one comparing the two series. Trixie, at first, had the same make up that made Harlow, heroine from Ravage Me, such an enjoyable character to read about, and look forward to reading about in the following books in the Ravage MC series. Where Harlow remained a consistent character throughout the entirety of Ravage Me, Trixie’s ability to carry on those same qualities waned closer to the end of Challenged. On the hero side […]

Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

Posted March 24, 2016
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Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

I really didn’t have high expectations of the Ice Planet Barbarians, thinking that this would be another short smutty read, but I have to say that I was surprised by the depth and amount of drama that filled these pages. It wasn’t until the captives actually landed on the planet, Not Hoth, that the urge to finish this book, no matter what, filled me and didn’t let me go until the absolute last page. From the start we’re introduced to a handful of captives who I’m guessing are to be the main female heroines of this series. Each one brought something to Ice Planet Barbarians that fed and built this story past other books like it. Georgie’s character, especially, drew me in and made me love this story even more. Her character, and being able to read a good portion of this story through her perspective was perfect. Yeah, she may have […]

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

Posted March 23, 2016
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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie was another one of those reading dares I challenged myself to. I was skeptical of the story because of the regularity I find with the hyped up historical romances, or other genres, not living up to my expectations. Even with the reality of this read starting off as a dare and my expectations being low from the start, never would I have thought that The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie would become an easy favorite of mine. I expected to like it, find it enjoyable, because I’m always a sucker for a ‘mad’ hero, but never liking it to the magnitude with which I experienced. As soon as the book started we’re immediately introduced to the oddities of Ian’s personality and what might very well contribute to what some of his peers might call his ‘mad’ tendencies. But in that first meeting you also realize how perceptive he […]

Dirty by Kylie Scott

Posted March 22, 2016
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Dirty by Kylie Scott

For someone who stopped reading the Stage Play series after Play – not for any crazy reason, I just haven’t gotten around to purchasing them all yet – I really didn’t know what to expect with Dirty. I wasn’t quite sure if it was a spin-off or if the characters from Stage Play would pop in. With no idea what Dirty was going to be about – because I forgot to read the synopsis…again, all I saw was Kylie Scott and I was sold – I dived right in without any sort of assurances or protection. Let’s be clear, the beginning has a 50/50 shot of pulling a reader in and setting the stage for what’s to be a fantastic story, hopefully. I, myself, am a firm believer that it’s in these first few chapters or pages that will let me know how the book and I are going to get […]