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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beach Reads Giveaway Hop


My Beach Reads Giveaway if a Hardback Copy of THE BOOK OF LIFE by Deborah Harkness
This is the Third Book in a wonderful Series that should not be missed.
Please check your email and respond in 48 hours or I will have to choose another winner and I hate it when someone misses out on a great book!





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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

East of Ecstasy

21520851Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.

Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.

But Devlin’s love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever…or lost.


My Thoughts on the Book

 This is the final book in the series and it packed a big punch. It was full of love, sadness and action packed all at the same time. At one point I thought I was going to throw my book across the room but luckily Laura redeemed herself a few pages later. This book has an HEA so you are safe to read it but it was one of the hardest earned HEAs I have read in a long time and I loved every minute of it.
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

South of Surrender

13453574She’s the only one who can see through his golden boy fa├žade to the broken god within…

Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious summer storms that threaten the mortal realm, dangerously drain Chrys, and earn the ire of the Olympic gods who ordered Eurus dead.

Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather’s horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.

Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can’t resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who’s ever loved the real him.


My Thoughts on the Book

 
I have to say this series just keeps getting better!And this one is the strongest on to date. The conflict between the weather gods is really starting to come to a head and we see a lot more of the previous characters. Chrys and Laney are great together and I loved how everything is coming together. I will be starting the final book right away.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Uninhibited

20922819 He’ll teach her a pleasure beyond her wildest dreams…

Alicia Wright isn’t the kind of girl to make out with a stranger in a dark alley. She’s spent years playing it safe, pining after the perfect man – who’s about to marry someone else. She doesn’t know how to move on, until a sexy stranger turns her world upside down with a wickedly tempting proposition…

She’ll rescue him from the edge of oblivion…

Rock star Dex Callahan swore his days of fame and debauchery were behind him, but the spotlight keeps calling his name. Determined not to fall into his old life, he goes looking for distraction -- and finds an intoxicating red-head with a mouth made for sin. One kiss could never be enough, so Dex offers her a deal: spend one week with him, and she’ll forget her old flame ever existed.

Together, they’ll ignite a passion that will change them forever…

No rules. No limits. As the whirlwind week of pleasure unfolds, Alicia discovers a desire she never knew existed – and the tortured heart Dex hides behind his charming smile. But can old loves so easily be replaced? And when the week is over, will their bond be strong enough to weather the storm?

Melody Grace returns with her sexiest book yet!

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*

UNINHIBITED is part of the Beachwood Bay series, but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.


My thoughts on the Book


This is a stand alone novel within a series and it was wonderful. I have not read the other books yet but I will be adding them to my list. Both characters are hurting and both find healing in each other it is a wonderful fun and sexy story with just the right balance the sexiness and sweetness.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book of Life Release Day Review

16054217After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close. 


My Thoughts on the Book

What can I say, I loved it. Deborah Harkness has woven and wonderful story that pulls threads from the other two books and brings everything full circle. This book was more like the first book for me which I absolutely adored by the way. It is not as world sweeping as the second book but there is still plenty of travel. We meet up with some characters from the past ( chapter 18 made me cheer) and some characters we only heard about in the other books have important roles in this one. We make some new friends and solidify who the real enemies are. There are plenty of surprises in this book that will not allow you to set it down. This is an elegant book that is intelligently written with a lot of heart. Diana and Matthew are two characters I will always love but my heart breaks for Gallowglass; I adore him too and so will you.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Strung Release - Rachel Van Dyken





From New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken comes the never before told story of the brothers from band AD2.
One girl.
Two brothers.
Who knew that the sleepy town of Seaside, Oregon would eventually be the location of both our downfall and our redemption?
Drugs, sex, lies, shame...it all led us to the Coast. It led us to her.
And ever since we met her.
Our lives have never been the same.
You may think you know what really happened--but you don't. After all, there's two sides to every story.
This is ours.
This book is Tear (the first book from the Seaside Series) told from Alec and Demetri's POV.











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Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Dare



18841505Boring Beth Lynn has always lived up to her nickname… until she wakes up in a hotel bed next to a sexy as sin state senator she re-connected with at a wedding the previous night.

The biggest problem? She can't seem to remember anything about the night before except for crying into a box of cookies, and she’s pretty sure Grandma Nadine slipped something in her drink. And what should have been a one night stand turns into a six day adventure when Grandma whisks them off to Hawaii to save them from the ensuing media firestorm.

Jace isn't looking for commitment — he believes he made that clear when he left the wedding with Beth. Then again, he can't remember much of anything other than the way her skin felt beneath his hands. Now he's stuck with her at some lame couple’s retreat and trying his hardest to fight the attraction only a woman like Beth could invoke.

He doesn’t think it can get any worse.

But one spider attack… A donkey ride from hell… And an unfortunate episode with Viagra tea — and there’s one thing Jace knows for sure: He should never have agreed to Grandma Nadine’s suggestion in the first place.
Because if this isn’t paradise, and it isn’t a vacation — that only leaves one option.

Survival.

But to make it through alive… they might lose their hearts in the process.


My Thoughts on the Book

4.5 very funny stars. Through the whole book I was really loving it but thinking as funny as this is Grandma has really gone too far and this is getting a bit ridiculous but as it turns out I was wrong and Grandma Nadine was right of course! This book is a hoot and Grandma Nadine is at the top of here game in this one. Jace and Beth have there work cut out for them if the want to outsmart her and the rest of the family and this ride is worth it. So great! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

All Broke Down Cover Reveal




 In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Dark Witch

16158558With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.

Ireland.

County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horseman, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…


My Thoughts on the Book


3.5 stars for me. I like the characters, I liked the plot, I liked the paranormal aspect of the book and will all that you would think I would have liked it more. But for me I think the problem was the pacing of the story. The story starts off in the past and moved to present day and the pacing is just too fast. There is no discovery, no mystery to the characters, they all know what they are a accept it. Even the romance was too fast, not that I did not agree with it. Then Nora Roberts decides to back track and slow the romance down but that was just as forced as the fast paced romance was. This is the first book in the series and I liked everything enough to read the rest but I felt like the series should have been 4 books, the first to set up the plot with a hint of romance and then the rest to bring the characters together and solve the bigger issue.