Ascent of the Aliomenti by Alex Albrinck

Posted April 20, 2017
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Ascent of the Aliomenti by Alex Albrinck

While I’ve really enjoyed the storytelling and action of the previous stories in the Aliomenti Saga, Ascent of the Aliomenti has shown me that those same story elements can only go on for so long. As always Todd McLaren does a good job of reading/narrating the Ascent of the Aliomenti, but it again drove home the sameness that has carried on from the previous stories in this series. Now while the circumstances are certainly different in the Ascent of the Aliomenti the character of Will hasn’t changed at all, I expected some changes to be interwoven into who he currently stood within this story. I did like Will’s character in A Question of Will and Preserving Hope, but even after being reunited with his wife (McLaren’s narration of Will’s wife voice was hard to take so it made hard to even enjoy whenever her character would step onto the scene) Will remained distant. He showed […]

Texture of Intimacy (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

Posted April 19, 2017
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Texture of Intimacy (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

Texture of Intimacy (Wild Invitation) started off exactly where Kiss of Snow ended (don’t you just love when a series continues on this way?!). Now while I immensely enjoy Walker and Lara’s mating and simply them as character I found myself bored with their ‘in the life of…’ story. (Ugh now I feel bad). I’ve always been curious about Walker, especially the ins and outs of his relationship with Judd. But even with that curiosity I still felt a disconnect with portions of his character and story with Lara. Lara on the other hand was always a character I loved see pop up on the pages of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changelings series. Even with that being said I wasn’t so fascinated with her character that reading an entire story where she was the leading lady was going to do much for me. That sounds bad, and she really is a great character I just see her in […]

Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

Posted April 18, 2017
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Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

Okay see now I’m conflicted. After reading Kiss of Snow I’m now arguing with myself on whether its story is the climax to the Psy-Changeling series or if its just the start of the newest journey to come after the climax that was Bonds of Justice. (Sigh) whatever the heck it was Kiss of Snow was the kind of rollercoaster, emotional and action-packed, that I love to ride! From the introduction of Hawke and Sienna’s character in the earlier stories of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series my anticipation for their story, especially when their attraction/forbidden attraction surfaced early on in this series, has ramped up with each installment. Before I even knew what they Psy-Changeling series consisted of I first, blindly, picked up Kiss of Snow way back when and fell in love. I’d also caught up on Singh’s Guild Hunter series (I believe I had just finished Archangel’s Consort or Archangel’s Kiss […]

Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

Posted April 17, 2017
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Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

In reading Play of Passion I knew I wanted Cooper’s story but I didn’t think that Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) would come on the heels of its story. (I am seriously loving reading the Psy-Changeling series in its correct order). With each installment it seems Nalini Singh takes us deeper into this dynamic and unique world she has created, pulling back another layer that we didn’t know was there. In Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) we were able to dive deeper into the mysterious relationship match up that was first introduced in Play of Passion, a dominant/submissive relationship. Since the series has been riddle with dominant/just as dominant relationships I was intrigued by how Singh was going to spin the story of Cooper (dominant) and Grace (submissive). The execution of Cooper and Grace’s relationship in Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) went about in the only way it could’ve. I did, though, find myself […]

His Alone by Alexa Riley

Posted April 14, 2017
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His Alone by Alexa Riley

Oh Captain, my Captain. What did I do to deserve you?! His Alone was the perfect mix of suspense and steam, but it also held something I can’t adequately name. Even from the glimpses we got of Paige and Ryan’s relationship in Everything For Her it couldn’t have prepared me for the rocky and unconventional relationship they would have in His Alone. Captain seriously wasn’t playing around and Paige didn’t have a chance in the world of resisting his charms. His Alone was also predictable in a good portion of its plot. Now while I’m usually okay with predictability this element kept interrupting the flow of the story for me. Unlike Everything For Her, His Alone didn’t do as good a job of hiding it what was coming around every corner, but in the end everything worked out in spectacular fashion. It sucks though that I didn’t love His Alone […]

Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

Posted April 13, 2017
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Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

For the sake of not repeating myself I’m just going to put it out there that my main issue with Play of Passion was the same issue I had with Branded By Fire, with a slight variation. With that being said I did end up loving Play of Passion. At first when I read the synopsis for Play of Passion I thought that Mercy’s friend from Branded By Fire was named Drew too and was being paired with Indigo. Thinking of Riley and Brenna’s brother Drew didn’t even enter into the mix nor did I think that he would even get his own story. I am seriously starting to realize I should never underestimate or assume anything about Nalini Singh’s writing. The one variation that I was talking about previously was the age difference between Indigo and Drew. Outside of the female dominant verses male dominant games, the age different game […]

Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh

Posted April 12, 2017
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Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh

I was so close on giving up on Bonds of Justice, so close. The beginning, I felt, started off so incredibly slow, but it wasn’t until I closed the pages to Bonds of Justice that I realized I had become spoiled with the upbeat beginnings that encompassed Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. For me the changelings always brought the excitement, but the story of Bonds of Justice didn’t focus on the Changelings for once, but on the human and Psy. Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) touched on this complicated relationship type, but it of course didn’t go into as much depth as Bonds of Justice did since it was a novella. But before Bonds of Justice we were introduced to the E-Psy, F-Psy, M-Psy, and Tk-Psy but throughout those stories the J-Psy were mentioned as either a cautionary tale or in comparison to who has it worse amongst the Psy. So you can imagine my anticipation in […]

The Professional by Kresley Cole

Posted April 11, 2017
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The Professional by Kresley Cole

So many times it seems that I’ve started and stopped The Professional only to say that I wouldn’t pick it up again. So many times. But from the reviews of the other two stories in this series I decided to jump into The Professional one last time. Why didn’t anyone tell me about the heat level of The Professional?! The complexity of The Professional must’ve been the best kept secret of the book community because none of the review I read did this book justice. Once I was able to get past the part I kept stopping at I couldn’t put The Professional down, between the unique storyline and Sevestyan’s character I was hooked. The story of The Professional would’ve been perfect for me if Natalie had pulled her head outta her butt sooner than at the last 30 or 20% of the story. Additionally, the communication problem that kept rearing its […]

Rigid by Scott Hildreth

Posted April 10, 2017
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Rigid by Scott Hildreth

Up until I clicked to the last page of Rigid I didn’t know what I thought of its story, which seems to be the reoccurring theme with a Scott Hildreth story. There were some parts of it that I wasn’t completely feeling, but the entirety of Rigid helped me get over those parts and see the bigger picture. I will admit that in Cholo’s story, Dirty, I didn’t care for Smokey’s character. Crazy enough it was the character traits that I couldn’t stand in him then that were what endeared me to his character in Rigid. Now on the flip side, Sandy’s character was someone I enjoyed reading about in Dirty but in Rigid found myself somewhat bored with her character so much so that I skipped through some of her parts (oops). I’m telling you that since I’ve gotten hip to Hildreth’s writing this is rarity. What really sold me on […]

Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh

Posted April 7, 2017
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Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh

Let me see if I can write this review on Blaze of Memory without crying… Not only was the ending sad/happy but the entire story of Blaze of Memory was sad/happy. You’re happy because a character that’s best friends with Ashaya and who helped rescue two little ones has come back from the dead. You’re sad because of the torture she experienced and is still reeling from the effects of all throughout Blaze of Memory. (Oh gosh my emotions!!!!) Even though I’ve read Blaze of Memory before, matter of fact this was the story I stopped with during my last attempt at getting through the Psy-Changeling series, I still thought that it would be about Max – the cop we were introduced to in Mine to Possess. Nope, Blaze of Memory was all about Devraj Santos (I love his name!), Director of the Shine Foundation, and Katya, lost but returned […]