Free Agent

Review: Free Agent by J.C. Nelson

Where You Are

Review: Where You Are by Alla Kar

Feral Sins

Review: Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright

Opposition

Release Day: Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout

Real

Review: Real by Katy Evans

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

{Early Review} of Lord Savage by Mia Gabriel

Lord Savage by Mia Gabriel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
RELEASE DATE: September 9th
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Mature, Historical
RECEIVED: NetGalley

BLURB:
I'd never felt so vulnerable, at once both lost and found, as I now did sprawled across Savage in this foolish throne-chair. His strength was my solace, my comfort, and there was nothing better than hearing the beating of his heart beneath my ear.

Once trapped in a loveless, pleasure-less marriage, Evelyn Hard leaves her home in New York for the glittering ballrooms of London. However, when she arrives she meets the Earl of Savage, a dark, powerful man who seems to live up to his name, despite his noble trappings, a man who possesses her with just one look. Soon Evelyn finds herself pulled into Savage's world—a world of passion unlike any she has ever experienced. Evelyn's heart is captured with no hope of escape. But can they overcome the tortures of the past together?

Savage never imagined someone like Evelyn walking into his life. As soon as he sees her he knows he must have her, no matter the cost.

REVIEW:

I’ve been easing my way into more historical romances and was intrigued by Mia Gabriel’s description of the Earl of Savage, and of course his name being Savage! Anyways, this was a quick read in a darker more intense and secretive side of the wealthy in the 1900s.

Evelyn Hart is starting over, leaving New York behind for the colder setting of London. Recently widowed to a man whom she married to please her fathers business, she finally feels like she can breath. While attending a boring ball, where many suitors surround her, she catches the eye of a man named Lord Savage, whom she witnessed in a very compromising situation with another woman. Thus she is invited to a week in the country with her new friend Lady Carleigh and her guests. But the week in the country isn’t a normal event, but an adventurous sexual adventure.

Evelyn was married young to someone whom her father chose, now she can live a life she wants before she ever thinking of getting married again. All in all finding a man whom she’d actually wants to be with. I could tell right from the start of her innocents and how she wanted adventure or something exciting to happen. When she see’s Lord Savage at the ball she is not disgusted by what she catches him doing but fascinated and excited. I was a bit worried about her inexperience with men and what Lord Savage would bring her into. But in the end I felt their relationship helped both of them open up a bit more, even though the circumstances were a little extreme.

Lord Savage is everything his name means, he is an alpha male who enjoys women and being with them. But also always gets what a wants and he wants Evelyn, he even takes up in bidding for her time for a charity so that he can be with her. I’m all for alpha males and seriously enjoy a man who wants to take care of his women, but I was actually a little taken aback by Savage. He was a bit too over the top for my liking. He does care for Evelyn and becomes almost too scarily obsessed with her, but again there are reasons for his actions. He craves Evelyn as something more than just a lover as well as she feels there is something about their connection. Inn the end for Savage he was kind of a hit and miss for me.

This is only the beginning, as this sounds like it will be a trilogy and the ending hinted at an intriguing start for Savage and Evelyn. This story has a mixture of dominant and submissive moments with slight mentions of BDSM. The setting takes place in one location of an estate where extravagant and erotic dinners take place, and the whole property is used for their adventures. I was also a bit shocked by a lot of the scenes too and the romance of course was smoking hot. The secondary characters aren’t hugely focused on but are hilarious as well as over the top crazy, with some creepy villains. In the end I’m hoping the next book focuses more on the characters and plot, that way I can connect more to Evelyn and Savage.

RECOMMENDATION:

This is a mature adult novel, with sexual content that is suited for readers of the age of 18. Fans of Anita Clenney’s Conner Clan series and A Marriage of Inconvenience by Susanna Fraser will enjoy Lord Savage by Mia Gabriel.



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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

{Release Day Launch Giveaway} of SEDUCING LAUREN by Kristen Proby

SEDUCING LAUREN Synopsis:

In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love.

Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?
And don’t forget to read the first book in the Love Under the Big Sky Series…

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KristenProbyAbout Kristen Proby:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

{Cover Reveal} of Mind Sweeper by A. E. Jones

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Publication Date: September 15, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis

2013 RWA Golden Heart® Winner, Mind Sweeper

An angel, a demon and a vampire walk into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it's just another day in the life of Kyle McKinley.

Kyle was born with the ability to erase memories, and the inability to keep her opinions to herself. She and her teammates – a vampire who looks like a sexy pirate with fangs, and a Shamat demon with a penchant for Italian pastries – provide supernatural damage control when humans see too much. Today’s problem? A sword-wielding angel and a demon had a supernatural smackdown during happy hour in a Cleveland bar, leaving behind a headless vampire and a dozen human witnesses.

This latest supernatural slip-up is attracting all kinds of attention. So much attention that the police step in, and Kyle has to deal with Joe Dalton, a know-it-all human with the sexiest turquoise eyes she has ever seen. Kyle has no room in her life for yet another human who will treat her like a freak. However, Dalton definitely makes her naughty parts sit up and take notice, and it’s more than mutual. But before they can act on their attraction, they must join forces to solve a dangerous puzzle. And when they uncover the truth, the apocalyptic ripple effect forces Kyle to make a choice. Learn to trust again, or risk losing everyone she cares about, including Dalton.

About A. E. Jones

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Growing up a TV junkie, award winning author AE Jones oftentimes rewrote endings of episodes in her head when she didn’t like the outcome. She immersed herself in sci-fi and soap operas. But when Buffy hit the little screen she knew her true love was paranormal. Now she spends her nights weaving stories about all variation of supernatural—their angst and their humor. After all life is about both…whether you sport fangs or not.
AE lives in Ohio with her eclectic family and friends who in no way resembles any characters in her books. Honest. Now her two cats are another story altogether.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Follow Friday {77} Question Help!

Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.
How does this work? You follow a blog, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Q: Suggest a question! We need questions of the week for future FFs. Any ideas? I have literally tapped my creativity on FF questions…so I need you guys to be AWESOME!!!!!

A: For this week since the awesome Parajunkee and Alison need some ideas my thought is below, not sure if its already been done, but looking forward to other ideas!

My Question: If you can step into one characters shoes (in a book) and be them for a day who would it be and why? Also if you want to be creative what scene?
I have so many ideas for this question so it would be awesome  if it gets picked!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

{Book Blitz} of Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand



Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand
New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.

Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.

Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet…

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About the Author:
Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.

For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!

Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I’m a fan of puns.)


{Cover Reveal} of PERCEPTION by 5 Fabulous Authors

PERCEPTION 

The world will never look the same…

There comes a defining moment in every young person's life that irrevocably shifts their point of view. For a new teacher who still compares herself to her students, it’s a missing girl and a false accusation that could cost her more than her career. For a young man who settles into a rut that not even his broken marriage can pull him out of, it’s a drifter’s gun to his head. For an idealistic college student, it’s her parents’ divorce pulling back the curtain on who they really are, shattering everything she thought she knew about love. And for a recovering addict who's not ready to change, it might just be an unhappy ending to her illicit affair.

In Perception, discover five captivating stories that explore what it means to be a new adult.

Perception, a New Adult anthology is coming 9/10/14


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

{Review} Dust to Dust by Karina Halle

Dust to Dust by Karina Halle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Horror
THEME: Mature, Romance, Ghost
RECEIVED: Tour

BLURB:
Perry Palomino and Dex Foray.

On their own, they’re uniquely brilliant. Together, they’re an unstoppable team.

Until now.

Because after everything the duo has encountered, they haven’t come across an evil quite like this. An evil that has been years in the making, an evil that will stop at nothing until they, and everyone they care for, are destroyed.

Dex and Perry’s love has survived a multitude of sins.

But can it survive the end?

REVIEW:

This is a really hard review for me to write, I’ve been reading this series since the beginning and never really wanted it to end. But no it is the end and I have to say good-bye to two of my favorite characters. As a huge X-Files fan this series brought back memories and it was like reading new episodes of Mulder and Scully, but with much more sass and chemistry. Oh and if you haven’t read this series, you must read them all before this one. Alright…so now on to my review!

Dust to Dust follows Perry and Dex in their final Experiment in Terror. Leaving off from the end of Ashes to Ashes, Perry has come face to face with Michael, Dexs’ brother who is actually the evil that has been waiting for the moment to finally get what he wants. Dex has to take on his past, while also protecting Perry and her family. Perry is trying her best to protect Dex and will go to great length of crossing through the Thin Veil to stop this malevolent evil. But Michael isn’t the kind of evil they have faced before and it might just be their last.

Perry has always been the tougher one of the duo, the one who has her eyes open the most and run head on into danger for her loved ones. In Dust to Dust she is faced with the challenge of holding on to Dex, but also bonding with her sister and mother with the fact that their bloodline is something special. What I loved most about Perry in this book is how much she has grown with her family, the struggles they have had, and the arguments and betrayals have all led up to this. Both daughters and mother have to confront and fight the very fear that can destroy them all. Then there is Perry with Dex, these two are so freaking awesome together I can’t even describe it. From the minute they meet at the Lighthouse to this end where they walk into Dexs’ childhood home, they are together and are meant to be together.

Dex has to confront everything he didn’t want to remember from his childhood, his brother is not his brother anymore but something that wants to use him. Most of this book Dex was confused and well… other things that I don’t want to give away. But most importantly he needed and only cared about Perry. She was his one constant and always the one person whom he felt could grounded him. Oh and I cant forget, the readers will love Dexs’ POV!!

In the end, the whole gang is back, Ada, Perry’s sister gets a lot of page time and helps her sister deal with the thin veil. Their mother surprised me the most and seriously made me cry like a damn baby because well so much happens and she seriously changed my mind about her. Then there is the ginger, Maximus, who may have frustrated a lot of people through out the series but hell… he does a massive kicker in this one that I know fans will be talking about for a while. Pretty much every character was important, seriously a huge piece of the big puzzle that was the evil surrounding Dex and Perry. Lots of things from Dexs’ past are brought out and WOW, do they have to be ready for a head on attack.

Overall this was the best of the best in the series and that’s saying something, because I loved every one of these books. Halle wrote two characters that are not only unforgettable, but can easily connect to because they are just that awesome. This series is scary and will have you not wanting the lights to go out, but its also about two people that would go through hell and back for each other and that just rocks. I will never forget Dex, Perry, Max, and Ada as well as fat rabbit. The series started with a bang and ended with one. I applaud Halle for one hell of a series. Thank you!

RECOMMENDATION:

This is a mature adult novel, with sexual content and very scary moments. I highly recommend this to fans of Stephen King, who like some really great twists with mystery and intensely shocking moments.



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Monday, August 11, 2014

{Release Day:Giveaway} Dust to Dust by Karina Halle


Dust to Dust by Karina Halle is the last installment to one of my all time favorite series. Halle's writing and fantastic character development are what have kept me hooked. Stay tuned for my review tomorrow where I say good-bye to these wonderful characters and their terrifying experiences. 

The dramatic conclusion to the Experiment in Terror Series.

Perry Palomino and Dex Foray.

On their own, they’re uniquely brilliant. Together, they’re an unstoppable team.

Until now.

Because after everything the duo has encountered, they haven’t come across an evil quite like this. An evil that has been years in the making, an evil that will stop at nothing until they, and everyone they care for, are destroyed.

Dex and Perry’s love has survived a multitude of sins.

But can it survive the end?


PURCHASE

Experiment in Terror Series
DARKHOUSE- AMAZON 
RED FOX - AMAZON      B&N
DEAD SKY MORNING- AMAZON    B&N
LYING SEASON - AMAZON     B&N
ON DEMON WINGS - AMAZON        B&N
INTO THE HALLOW - AMAZON     B&N
COME ALIVE - AMAZON      B&N



With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.



Friday, August 8, 2014

Follow Friday {76} Social Network

Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.
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Twitter! @seeingnight
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