Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (26) Waiting on Wednesday (26) Torment


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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.




The bestselling, pulse-pounding Origin series returns with Torment, an electrifying new tale that dives into the underbelly of New City. In the ravaged future when goodwill is vital, trickery and vice lurk in the darkest corners. 

Megan Marshall is well acquainted with torment. Her father’s sick ‘experiments’ on his only daughter wrecked any sense of normalcy she ever dreamt of. Her life is one trial after another to stay ahead of him—and his mind games. 

Enter Rune Mason…
He’s a wicked, playful beast. But don’t judge him. He enjoys his carnal pleasures and bloody battles, with equal delight. The day he meets the sassy Megan Marshall, he knows his world’s screwed—in the best way. 

He wants her. He’ll do anything to have her.
Including taking on her father whose never been beaten at his own games. 

Rune has always loved a challenge.
Megan has too. She won’t be won over that easily.

Why am I waiting? 

Megan and Rune have both been secondary characters in this series. It will be great to see them in their own book. Can’t wait to see how they fall for each other.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (26) Bonds of Justice

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Her eyes shimmered. "Max."

It wasn't the tears that stopped him.  It was the way she said that, the way she looked at him.  Not afraid of him, but for him.  "What is it?" He gripped her hips, unable to let her go.

She dropped her forehead against his chest for a moment.  "Will you hate me, Max?"

"Every moment of every day."

"Good."

Bonds of Justice page 270

I adore Max and Sophie's story.  It made  me want to continue the series that I was still unsure about.  His response here is golden.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (25) The Darkest Promise

Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sight...




New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Lords of the Underworld story about an iron-willed sovereign and the somber beauty who melts him with a glance

Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn't allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him - until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile and seduce her into his bed.

As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they've forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Swoon Thursday (25) Dark Instincts

The fabulous girls over at The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON.
What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the gals at YABound.A Bound created this super HOT meme.

Roni gasped as his mouth suddenly locked on hers. As if to ensure she couldn't pull away, he cupped her chin as he traced the edge of her bottom lip with his tongue... and the sensuous swipe made her wonder how that tongue would fee l on other parts of her body.


Dark Instincts page 65


Dang Marcus really loves his food, and if this is what Roni gets for stealing one fry can you imagine if it was say cake? Marcus is one of my favorites in this series. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (25) The Dragons of Nova

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust -- hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything -- and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills -- and quick-shooting accuracy -- makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

Why am I waiting?


The first book in this series, The Alchemists of the Loom leaves you wanting more. Finally the second book is here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (25) Carnal Secrets

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


"Come on, Nick, you acted like I didn't exist, like I was nothing to you. What I don't understand is why, if I wasn't good enough for you back then, I'm suddenly good enough for you now."


Carnal Secrets page 90


Shaya holds her own when it comes to her true mate Nick. He deserves everything she throw his way.  Hopefully, she doesn't let him off too easy.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Violet Granade



Author Victoria Scott
Format e-ARC
Print Length 366 pages
Publisher Entangled Teen
Published May 16, 2017

Domino: A runaway with blood on her hands.

Cain: A silent boy about to explode.

Madam Karina: A woman who demands obedience.

Wilson: The one who will destroy them all.

When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position at her girls’ home in secluded West Texas. With no alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval…and falling for Cain, the mysterious boy living in the basement.

But the madam has horrible secrets. So do the girls in the house. So does Cain.

Escaping is harder than Domino expects, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the danger living inside Domino’s mind.

Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.

My Opinion


I am a huge Victoria Scott fan, so of course when I got this book I started it the first day. After the first three chapters I put it down and walked away. I forced myself to pick it up three more times before I finally finished it. It is unlike anything she has written before and that may be where my disconnect was. I could not connect with any of the characters, Domino, Cain, Poppet, Angie, Madam Karina all of them were just people in passing. 

Domino is a girl who is use to surviving. Be it on the streets or in Madam Karina’s House for Burgeoning Entertainers. She realizes quickly that she would need to rise up in the ranks at the house in order to make money. She also realizes that the girls on each level come with their own brand of evilness. With her trusted sidekick Poppet, she takes them all on. 

Cain has a past full of sorrow. He recognizes in Domino a kindred spirit. He does not realize just how messed up the situation is until they make a break for it. That is when the crazy hits the fan. The fact that he does not pull Domino away from the crazy but instead embraces it is also a bit on the demented side.

Madam Karina’s House for Burgeoning Entertainers is an place where evil resides. How will these teens ever escape? Will Domino have to let Wilson out? What happens when she does? If you enjoy dark thrillers this may be the book for you.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote My problem is I can’t handle being crushed when people aren’t what they pretend to be.


Other People


Poppet- Domino’s bestie
Angie- ally of a sorts

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (24) Monster

Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sight...




In the stunning follow-up to the globally bestselling Gone series, Michael Grant continues the story of the teens who morph into superheroes—and supermonsters—when they ingest an alien virus.

Four years after the events of the FAYZ, new meteorites are hitting Earth, and the whole world is exposed to a strange alien virus that gives humans unique superpowers. 

As some teens become heroes and others become dangerously out of control with their new powers, the world will become more terrifying than the FAYZ—and only a monstrous battle between good and evil can save them.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: Forbidden Promise



Author Katee Robert
Format e-ARC
Print Length 337 pages
Publisher Forever
Published May 30, 2017


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O'Malleys family series, hailed as "The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet." FORBIDDEN PROMISES features Sloan O'Malley and her mysterious new next-door neighbor, Jude MacNamara.

Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.

Sloan O'Malley just left her entire world behind-her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she's free. She can live the "normal" life she's always wanted. A life without fear. But there's nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor.

Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he's never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan--who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation--has forbidden written all over her. Only after it's way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing risk everything . . . and to hell with the consequences.

My Opinion


I have attempted other Mob stories in the past and have always just stopped. They don’t hold my interest. That is until the O’Malley series came out. The O’Malley’s are an Irish Mob family located in Boston. If you read the first three book, then you know why Sloan is no longer in Boston. Read the other books before you read this one, it will help. Review may contain spoilers from the previous books.

Sloan is out- out of Boston, out of the family business, out of her daddy’s reach to hand her off in a business related marriage. Finally, she can breathe deeply. Sure she misses her siblings but she loves her life now. Only bump in the road is her next door neighbor who is sex on a stick. Jude is hiding something and she needs to either figure it out or leave him alone.

Sloan was my least favorite character in the entire family. Yepper, even below her daddy. I felt that she was weak, and judgmental. She hurt Carrigan time and time again with that judgement. It made me mad, and honestly I just didn’t like her. Then this book came along. Sloan shows that instead of weak she is strong. She runs from her family and tries to strike out on her own. She finds a job, she learns how to live on her own. Then she learns that one cannot always run from their roots. Instead of jumping ship and running again, she does something surprising. She fights.

Jude is a surprise as there is a lot of family history between his family and the three remaining families in Boston. He is the last MacNamara. If you are not picking up what I am putting down, read the series it is worth it. Earlier I stated that he is sex on a stick, man is he ever. He has the whole gruffy, don’t mess with me thing going on. He tries to keep Sloan at a distance, even as he watches out for her. She puts him on edge, makes him forget his purpose. 

Sloan left with a very dangerous man looking for her, Dmitri Romanov. When he finds her, things will get ugly. Will he be able to keep these young lovebirds apart? Or will her family have to intervene?

Forbidden Promise is the perfect addition to this series. Although, it is less about the family business and more about Sloan’s development the reader needed that. Sloan’s growth in this book and her acknowledgement of her family makes this book worth the read. If you love mob stories, you are going to be captured by the first page. If you typically avoid them like the plague, try this series out. It will change your mind and leave you asking when is Aiden’s book coming out already? The answer is Nov. 28th dear readers so you have some time to get caught up in the O’Malley world. 

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote Kindness for the sake of kindness wasn’t something in her realm of experience.


Other People


Dmitri Romanov- Russian mobster
Teague- Sloan’s brother
Callista- Sloan’s sister-in-law
Carrigan- Sloan’s sister
James-Carrigan’s boyfriend
Aiden- Sloan’s brother

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Swoon Thursday (24) Wicked Cravings

The fabulous girls over at The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.


From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON.
What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 


Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the gals at YABound.A Bound created this super HOT meme.

"It's. None. Of. Your. Business."

That was when Dante lost all control.

Jamie gasped as strong hands threaded through her hair and a demanding mouth was suddenly taking hers. Dante ate at it, possessed it, and devastated it. She groaned into his mouth...


Wicked Cravings page 61


Jamie stood up to Dante and it looks like he liked it. I am loving this couple.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (24) Poison and Protect


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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.





Can one gentle Highland soldier woo Victorian London’s most scandalous lady assassin, or will they both be destroyed in the attempt? 

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a stand-alone romance novella set in her popular steampunk universe full of manners, spies, and dainty sandwiches. 

Lady Preshea Villentia, the Mourning Star, has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. Fortunately, she looks fabulous in black. What society doesn’t know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea’s employer. And Preshea has one final assignment. 

It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn’t anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven – massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and… working for the enemy. In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart – a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one. 

Buy Poison or Protect today to find out whether it’s heartbreak or haggis at this high tea. 

Warning: Contains men pleasing women, and ladies who know what they want and ask for it, sometimes in detail. May also contain plaid, appearances from favorite characters, and the strategic application of leather gloves.

Why am I waiting?


A new series by Gaill Carriger! I am so there! With a cup of hot tea and some biscuits.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (24) Feral Sins

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"She seemed kind of quiet earlier, but other than that..."

"Yeah? Well, she's really quiet. As in mute. That's when she's not telling us to get of her way while she cleans every room."

"Cleaning?'

"Like Mary Poppins on crack. You know, the way women do that fast-forward cleaning when they're pissed off."


Feral Sins page 161


I know lots of women who have fast cleaned when they are mad. Wonder what is going on with Taryn here and if Tray did something to tick her off. At least the rest of the pack is concerned.