Month: May 2016

The Queen of All That Dies by Laura Thalassa

Posted May 31, 2016
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The Queen of All That Dies by Laura Thalassa

I’ve started and stopped The Queen of All That Dies twice thanks to my Kindle Unlimited subscription, but since I took the plunge and bought this one and it’s sequel while it was on sale, I was determined to finish The Queen of All That Dies this time. Now that I’ve turned the last page, though, I can’t say that I was blown away. I believe my ‘meh’ feeling towards this read had to do with the fact that there was a lot of world building and a foundation being laid for the rest of the books in this series will stand on. Serenity – the heroine of The Queen of All That Dies – irked me and at the same time had me wanting to shout a rallying cry. She was so strong and yet I felt it ended up becoming her downfall. You can change the appearance of a solider but you can’t […]

Mistress Auctions – The Complete Series by Alexa Riley

Posted May 30, 2016
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Mistress Auctions – The Complete Series by Alexa Riley

The only expectation I had, going into Mistress Auctions – The Complete Series, was to read some hot, uncomfortably (cough, cough) steamy, and sweet stories about over the top alphas and the women that capture their hearts. While this was present the treat hidden within the pages was that I was given so much more. In each of the stories in Mistress Auctions – The Complete Series, we’re introduced to six alpha males – yes, there are six alphas in these five stories – who are the bosses of their particular trade. These males aren’t shy about their kink or about the women they know will complete them in every way. The one thing that really endeared me to these five short and sweet stories was the certainty that each of the males knew exactly who they wanted to spend the rest of their lives, sometimes they found this out through modern day […]

Bounty Obtained & Explained #7 ~ The Home Stretch

Posted May 29, 2016
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Bounty Obtained & Explained #7 ~ The Home Stretch

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 First and foremost…Let’s keep in mind all of our service men and women who have sacrificed their lives for all the freedoms we see and experience daily. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!! May is almost over and that also means that the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge will also be over. It sucks that I didn’t do as well as I envisioned when I signed up for the challenge in early April, but for the fact that I got a few read and reviewed I’d say the challenge was a success. I am also […]

His Piece of Peace by B. Love

Posted May 28, 2016
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His Piece of Peace by B. Love

His Piece of Peace was so different from the other urban fiction stories I’ve read. In closing the last page, I was kind of lost on my thoughts on all that it contained, hopefully I can work things out in this review. His Piece of Peace was definitely an insta-love story. Their love story was so unique because it seemed like Malachi and Benz had known and fell in love with each other before; with how in sync they seemed to be with the other, and how quickly they both fell for each other within about the first two chapters. While they latched onto each other very early on in His Piece of Peace, and while they seemed compatible, they didn’t mesh together as well as I thought they should’ve. Among all the bullets, blood, tears, and declarations of commitment and love I felt like I was on the outside looking in. […]

When A Thug Loves A Woman by Charmanie Saquea | Short Review

Posted May 27, 2016
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When A Thug Loves A Woman by Charmanie Saquea | Short Review

When I was looking for my next urban fiction read I never thought that When A Thug Loves A Woman would be the book that would get me out of my reading slump, or more accurately be another book that would give me reason to procrastinate in reading the books that were first in line. I don’t know if being bad has great results every time – I highly doubt it – but I’m thankful that I ended up loving When A Thug Loves A Woman. So freaking glad I took that leap of faith because it was so good. With all the messiness in Casino’s life – by his own hand of course – it was a breath of fresh air when Bambi stepped on the scene. Where Casino was used to being obeyed and bowed down to and seen as more than a man but a king, having Bambi come […]

The Trouble with Temptation by Shiloh Walker

Posted May 26, 2016
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The Trouble with Temptation by Shiloh Walker

The beginning of The Trouble with Temptation really made it hard for me to get into its story. Maybe it was the time in between have read the synopsis and requesting to read and review this, to the actual reading of The Trouble with Temptation that I forgot that this was a memory loss love story. The funny thing was, that even though I can’t stand stories where one of the main characters loses their memory I found myself intrigued by The Trouble with Temptation. What’s makes it even more funny – depending on your sense of humor – was that it wasn’t the romance between Hannah and Brannon that grabbed and held my attention, but the mystery of who killed the woman who was in the car with Hannah that resulted in her loosing her memory. Where the disconnect happened, I believe, with the main characters of The Trouble with […]

Sebring by Kristen Ashley

Posted May 25, 2016
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Sebring by Kristen Ashley

Oh boy, bear with me y’all. Yes, I was saddened by the story of Sebring, but the kicker was that I was also saddened by the fact that I couldn’t connect to it’s story, not at all. Before I actually purchased Sebring it had been sitting on my wish list since it became available for pre-order because I knew that I might have to struggle with actually stomaching Nick getting his own story with his own HEA. While and after I talked to a fellow book blogger about Sebring when she wrote her review of it, the old feelings I had about Nick from Knight that heighten with each book afterwards, I knew it was going to take a huge leap of faith in KA’s ability to tell a tale to get me to even like his character. The only hang up that I knew I was going to be battling through these pages was my dislike of […]

Switching Hour by Robyn Peterman

Posted May 24, 2016
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Switching Hour by Robyn Peterman

After it was hard to get into the beginning of Switching Hour I took a break from reading it, except I didn’t mean to have left it sitting idle for long. Thank goodness I stopped procrastinating and being a brat about things, because I would’ve missed out on a hilariously sweet and steamy read. Switching Hour started out really slow, and it was kind of hard to follow. I immediately had a dislike of Zelda’s character because she was just so vain and unlikable, and then Baba Yaga comes and pulls her head out of her butt. As bad as I hate to say it, my attention instantly perked up at the few appearances by Baba Yaga since she’s one of my favorite folklore characters. Mac, the hero, didn’t enter into the story of Switching Hour luckily until Zelda was well on her way to be someone I didn’t have to […]

Addicted to a Dirty South Thug by Shan

Posted May 23, 2016
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Addicted to a Dirty South Thug by Shan

In the particular genre that Addicted to a Dirty South Thug is set in, I’m not usually a fan of the different character storylines. This is mostly due to the fact that with all the drama going on it’s very easy to get confused on who’s with who, and who has beef with who. While this is a valid concern when picking up a read from this genre, I have to admit that in the case of Addicted to a Dirty South Thug the multiple storylines actually worked in its favor. The two main characters, Khi and Cuba, who then became the main couple in Addicted to a Dirty South Thug, both had a rough go of it from the very beginning of the story – Cuba is sent to jail for a crime she didn’t commit, and Khi grew up in a way where hustling was the only out he saw. Despite the […]

Bounty Obtained & Explained #6 ~ Where My Grown Woman Draws At?

Posted May 22, 2016
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Bounty Obtained & Explained #6 ~ Where My Grown Woman Draws At?

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 Whether you keep up with all that goes on here at the Literary Treasure Chest or not, I’m going to update ya on the shenanigans I’ve been up to. I started this past week off on fire. I had redesigned my banner after teaching myself how to do that, and purchased the graphics from TheHungryJPEG.com. Aren’t the pirate bears cute?! Furthermore, I was posting everyday, heck I even participated in my first twitter party courtesy of Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Kristin @ Addicted to Happily Ever After, and I even won a […]