Friday, November 18, 2011

Review of A Secure Heart

A Secure Heart written by Charity Parkerson is a brilliant book that involves hot security men and FBI agents and the women they meet and fall in love with.   I rate this book 5 stars as I found myself  smiling, laughing, giggling, crying,  shocked, surprised and I was left yearning for more. 

I hadn't heard of author Charity Parkerson before, but I am sure to pick up one of her books again.  I like the way she writes as its very easy to understand and of course the men are so hot and wow. Jacob, Shannon  are hello!  Congrats Charity I enjoyed the book and I got lost in your world.  I am grateful I won a copy of your book through librarything.   Looking forward to reading more of Charity Parkerson.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

If you have already read the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead then you would know that Bloodlines is a new series involving Sydney (the one who helped Rose Hathaway). Sydney is an Alchemist, she helps protects humans lives against vampire secrets of Moroi, Dhampir and Strigoi.

But in this book Sydney has to sleep in the same room as a Moroi (something any normal Alchemist couldn't handle), she is acting as a guardian to help protect Lissa's (Queen)sister Jill after an attack on her life. Jill goes into hiding in Palm Springs at Amberwood Prep school, where they enrol and are one happy family.

It's not just Sydney and Jill as the main characters from the vampire academy series. Eddie is Jill's dhampir guardian, Adrian has to be near Jill as per Abe's wishes. Adrian is still hurting from Rose and unsettled by something that comes out in the book.

Sydney's job is to protect Jill, but throughout the book she uncovers a lot of secrets and grows fond of her new friends. She goes out her way to help please them, making everyone happy. Until she overcovers the truth.

I loved how Richelle writes, she really brings the characters to life by her discriptions and the settings. I did like this book and it does have a few things I didn't expect. They did get my heart racing for a few minutes but not as much action as the vampire academy series. Alot of it I expected to happen. But that being said, it is a Young Adult book and not an Adult so they may not be so aware of it.

I think this book is a must read for followers of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy as this is the setting up book of great books to come. Bloodlines finished on a great cliff hanger that has left me wanting the next book now. But that is because I love the Character it involves. You will know who I am talking about after you read it.

I actually enjoyed this first book more than the first vampire academy book. But in a different way, VA was more about vampire ways and this is more of a human perspective on everything. And I loved the Vampire Academy series so I am thinking I am going to really love what is going to be written for the rest of the series. Find out about the adventures and things Sydney has to go through, I know I am going to love the next book even more.

I give it 4 Stars as I guessed a lot of things that happened, but still enjoyed the read as a Young Adult Book. I didn't give it 5 stars as I am not sure I would read it again. Don't get me wrong I liked it, I am glad I read it but I think the next book will be 5 stars. Bloodlines only got to a quick page turning gasp at the end. But I think that is because I am not 15.

Richelle Mead is a terrific author. She has included everything that a good book should have and at no time did I get confused by anything. I could see everything unfold before my eyes. Written by Sydney's View Point.

I prefer her Adult books by far. 4 STARS.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Richelle Mead's Book "Succubus Revealed"

I like everyone else, was eagerly awaiting for the 6th book in the series of Georgina Kincaid.  Even lucky enough to get a signed copy from Richelle wishing me a happy birthday. Like Richelle touched my book everyone, hello.  Thanks to my good friend Celine who suprise me with it, thanks babe.

Anyway I couldn't wait to read this book and find out more about Seth and Georgina and Carter of course. But after the first few chapters I was a bit disappointed, I kept plodding on hoping and waiting for it to kick in and I put the book down half way and left it for days.  I mean days and if you know me Richelle is one of my most favourite authors and I would of normally read her book in a night but I was falling asleep. I  scoffed and sighed as I put the book down. 

Celine kept encouraging me to keep reading and I read another chapter four days later and then the fast pace kicked in, the emotional tie was formed, tugging at my heart and the tears flowed and everything was revealed.  Being the last book in the series I suppose it has to be calmer than all the others, to me it took on more of a young adult read compared to the other 5 books. 

I am glad I read it, I am sad the series is over.  I loved Carter again as  I have through all the books and I really do hope we all have angels  watching out for us.

4 stars

Monday, August 22, 2011

I am on Holidays reading by the pool

Nothing is nicer than sitting back on the deck surrounded by the biggest pool I have ever seen with a cocktail in one hand and a book in another. 

This is my life for the next few days, it's a hard life but someone has to do it.  Oh yeah did I mention it's warm enough for bikini's and it's supposed to be winter.  Yay! The sun is out.

You have to love the tropics,  just like I am loving the YA book I am reading at the moment.  It's called "Demon High" written by well known Author and teacher Lori Devoti.

Lori Devoti is able to captivate you on every page as she writes in a way that the conflict keeps you guessing. Yes it's a young adult read, as any good book I find myself thinking about the characters even when I'm not reading which tells me Lori  has done a terrific job of grabbing the readers attention.

It's set around  high school kids where Lucinda the heroine needs money quick to help save her Nana's  house,  and decides to step into her missing mothers footsteps and summon demons to fix her  money problems.   But all this money may come at a cost with her life.

I need to keep reading to see if these demons change as they are helpful to Lucinda's  commands at the moment especially while she stands outside the protective circle, but will they trick her and expect something in return. Will Lucinda want more power and join the demons? Did her mother die at the hands of the demons or did she join them?  Was it forced or did her mother leave to save her own daughters life.  I  have so many questions I need answered so I must go and find out more. 

Knowing that on this night while I gaze out over the pool and up to the stars thinking about Demon High I will be  satisfied that all my questions will be answered.  And that Lori Devoti has written another brilliant book. Thank-you Lori for bringing Demon High into my life.

If you aren't into young adults and want something a bit more steamy if you know what I mean,  then find your way towards Lori Devoti's M& B romance books found throughout the world.  Then you will definitely find hot nocturnal men of a different kind.

Wow, I'm sweating just thinking about them, ok time for another dip in the pool. Can't be thinking about big strong arm muscles and abs of steel that aren't my husbands. Or can I?  Hehe,  have fun reading.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fall into Winter by Eden Baylee

"Fall of Winter" written by Eden Baylee is  a collection of four Erotic Novellas in which I was sent from Eden herself. 

It was a great surprise to have an erotic book turn up on my doorstep so to speak.  As I have never reviewed an erotica before and it quickened my heart a bit,  so please be aware that if you are offended by the thought of reading how exactly one is fulfilled in the bedroom in detail, this may not be for you.  But for those who are curious keep reading.

The four novellas start with Ella being, "seduced by the blues." Ella was definitely seduced by John the owner of a blues bar and a very creative guitarist.  I don't think I will look at a guitarist agile fingers again in the same way. Wow. 

The second novella is called "Act Three" which involves Stella and her extra diverse needs. Her husband was unfulfilling them so after divorcing, Stella met Norman who was more than just a sexually curious man he was a role player.  Taking charge of his new Queen,  King Norman punishes her in ways she has never experienced before.  So if you are looking spanking, whips, bondage play, sex swings, paddles, splashes and more "Act Three" Novella is for you.

Then we come to Novella three "The Norwegian" which tugged at my heart the most as its more an erotic romance which I loved, as it has a beautiful story of Leah who is on retreat to Cedar Valley during the winter to get away from everything including her publisher.  Allowing her to focus on writing and finish her book with no interruptions, until she meets a Norwegian Biathlon who meets every girls dreams visually as well as physically, helping her find herself again after losing her fiance who died four years earlier. I loved it Eden.

The fourth Novella in which I consider as another Erotic Romance involving Elena who is on holidays in Phuket when she meets three male friends and spend the holidays with them.  Nothing happens during that time but Simon and Stefan seem to take a liking to her but their English was poor as they were Austrian.  After vowing to keep in touch two years past and Elena finds herself in Austria and one thing leads to another and Elena finds herself swathed in a bedsheet opening the door to a sexy as Hell Astrian.  Dropping the bedsheet to the floor standing naked before him letting him devour her with his eyes before he devours her in other ways.  A happy ending all around. 

All four novella's are totally different in characters and situations and I found the fall novella's are true Erotics and the winter novella's are Erotic Romances which I truly love.  All stories are written by the first person giving you the explicit  thoughts of the main character. 

So if you are looking for a free-flowing book which is a quick and easy read "Fall into Winter" is for you.  But be prepared to yearn for more desire in your own life after reading it.

This is Eden's first book and no doubt we will be seeing more of Eden Baylee's Erotic writing in years to come. No punt intended.  ;-)

If you want to find out more about Author Eden Baylee you can go to her website.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I have just read the ARC of Autumn Duchess

For those who love a good Georgian Historical Romance Lucinda Brant is for you.  She is an Australian Author and she knows her history especially since she is a History Teacher.

I had the great pleasure of reading and proofing Autumn Duchess for Lucinda, which was a great honor I must say.

"Wow, are you sure?"  Was my answer to her asking me, considering I am just an avid fan, reader, reviewer, mum and I have no Editing background all.  However, I was so, so glad she let me read it. 

If you have read Noble Satyr (book 1)  then Midnight Marriage (book 2) you must be hanging waiting and wanting to read Autumn Duchess (book 3).  I am NOT going to give out secrets since I have sworn to confidentiality, but if you want to check out the first chapter of her book go to the Lucinda Brant Website and click on Autumn Duchess and it will give you a sneak peak of what is to come. 

The Autumn Duchess manuscript is going to the publisher this week so it won't be long before it will be available to purchase.  While you are waiting  why don't you read her ebook Noble Satyr as it is only 99cents.  The hardcover should be in the next week or two so yay!  If you have her books  already,  re-read them again so the characters will be fresh in your mind.

Find out about  Duchess Antonia by reading the Roxton Series from the beginning.  Lucinda writes in a way that will allow you to see everything unfold from the page to seeing it happen infront of your eyes as if you are watching a movie.  Lucinda pulls all the right strings of your heart emotionally and physically. 

Thank you Lucinda Brant for letting me read the Advanced readers copy.  I give it 5 stars for sure. It is another one of your books that I can't wait to have in a hardcover. I loved it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Passion by Lauren Kate

I got to read the third book in the fallen series this week, for those that don't know of Lauren Kate she is writes young adults books involving fallen angels involving Daniel Grigori and the love of his life Lucinda Price. He gave up his part in heaven for love.

The third book mainly involves time travelling,  where torment left off. Lucinda goes back in time through announcers which she learns how to manipulate with the help of a gargolye called Bill.  She finds and witnesses first hand how she dies in her past lives in Daniel's arms from a touch or kiss, learning  he loves her no matter what and she is in search for a reason why it happens. 

I don't recommend you reading this book before book one or two as its part of the journey.  Book three filled in all the gaps over the time spanding over three thousand years letting Luce work out what she really wants and who.  

It was a nice book, I am glad I read it, I think it was definitely needed to help build up the war that may unfold in book four.  A great young reader, I think teenagers will love it.

I can't wait to see how these characters unfold in the next book Rapture.   A nice easy read, flows well and it looks at Daniel's and Lucinda's viewpoints which worked well.