Posts

Showing posts from February, 2018

Pen & Xander by Laekan Zea Kemp || Giveaway

Image
Author Laekan Zea Kemp Title  Pen & Xander Published  October 31st 2017 Genre   contemporary, romance Number of pages 379 Amazon   Goodreads My review Excerpt The room empties until there’s no one left but a few people snoring. Pen stays put too, standing across from me. Her cheeks are flushed from the alcohol, her expression stoic. “Should we call it a tie?” I say. She slides a shot glass over to me. “There’s no such thing.” “Okay…” I reach for the coin. “Call it.” She calls heads. She wins. I try to steady my voice. “Go easy on me.” “Truth or dare.” “Truth.” It’s the only game I want to play with her. “Okay. Where are you from? Originally?” I sigh, relieved. “ Puebla . I moved here when I was twelve.” “My turn,” she says, not wasting any time. “Truth or Dare,” I counter. “Truth.” The question immediately forms on my tongue— who are you…really?— but it’s too harsh, almost accusatory. I mull over the words again and fina

Writing...

Do you ever feel like you are going to burst from all the stories in your mind ? I haven't been able to write in few days and I feel like pressure cooker. There are so many stories to tell, thought to write, that is all just bubbling out, making me cry at random times.  The characters are yelling at me, wanting to come out and I am finally ready to make it happen.  This journey of writing was a long time coming. I was always a reader and secretly hoped to be author one day. I expected it to be hard, but didn't realize that the hardest part is getting over yourself. To tune out self doubt and just let the story flow. Not get discouraged by what other people do and how they make work, just getting it out your own way. It's getting little bit easier to sit down and write, though. I hope my book will come out one day...  Until then, happy writing Anie

Princess of Draga by Emma Dean & Jillian Ashe

Image
Rating πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Authors Emma Dean & Jillian Ashe Title Princess of Draga Series Draga Court #1 Published October 2017 by Jillian Ashe Number of pages 276 Genre high-fantasy, aliens Goodreads Amazon Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest review Far into the future humans have changed their genetics in different ways and populated many galaxies. Draga Galaxy is ruled by king, queen and their children. We mainly follow Adeline, who is third in the line for a throne. Society centres around dominance and submission, people being born either way. Adeline is the only royal born submissive. Their is very interesting sub race of courtesans, that can be either submissive or dominant, based on demand. The setting was very interesting, populated galaxies, aliens (who have common ancestor). I wish there was more story about that, who that came to be, technology, who the society works. That could be very interesting to read more of. There is a lot of charact

A Song of Summer Lost by Sarah Negovetich

Image
Rating πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author Sarah Negovetich Title A Song of Summer Lost Series The Magh Meall Chorinicles Book 1 Genre fae, romance, ya Published February 26th 2018 Number of pages 333 Goodreads Amazon Received from Author I LOVE anything Fae related, so this book was just the right kind of story for me. Caolainn is princess of the Summer Court. She has little time, before she is crowned Queen and she dreads it. She spends a lot of time on her piano, alone. She has one chance of little bit of freedom, so she convinces the King to let her go to the human realm. In that short time, she grows into amazing woman, fall in love and forms friendships. All that end when enemy invades her home. She has to do, what is right for her people and maybe not so much for her. I love reading about her homeland, the way they live, customs, royal life. However I also loved reading about the way they view our (human) way of life and they had to adjust to very differen

Noble Vol. 1: God Shots

Image
Rating πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š    Authors  Brandon Thomas ,  Roger Robinson ,  Will Rosado ,  AndWorld Design ,  Jessica Kholine,   Jamal Igle ,   Robin Riggs ,  Saida Temofonte ,  Juan FernΓ‘ndez ,  Sotocolor ,  Josph Phillip Illidge ,  Marco Turini   Title Noble Vol. 1 Genre comic book Number of pages 144 Goodreads Amazon I love superheroes, especially origin stories. I really liked reading about Noble.  Asteroid was about to collide with Earth, so group of astronauts went to destroy it. They weren't suppose to survive. David gained super powers from the explosion, but lost all memories. He is helping people all around the world and running from people who helped to create him. His wife is determined o save him, but it might be too late. The artwork is amazing, and the story like is good too, maybe too confusing at times. It jumps back and forth so much I was lost at times.  Nonetheless I enjoyed it. :) Happy reading, Anie

Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Image
Rating πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Title Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Series Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Genre romance, paranormal Number of pages 306 Published August 24th 2015 by P&S, Inc. Goodreads Amazon Immortal Matchmakers is a spin off series of Accidentally Yours series. But, I think you can read it, without reading the original. Never having read it, I didn't feel lost in the story. Zac, God of Temptation and Cimil, goddess of the Underworld were punished, lost their powers and have now started a matchmaking business for other immortals. First on the list is Andrus a Demigod, who used to be deadly assassin.  Cimil is very fun character, as fun as she is evil. She hires Sadie, who is an inspiring actress, to turn him into gentleman, before he meets his mate. It's very light and funny story. I just few through it and grinned the whole way. :) It's definitely one of the guilty-pleasure reads for me. :)) Happy reading, Anie

Devil's gold by Amanda McKinney

Image
Rating πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author Amanda McKinney Title Devil’s Gold  Series Black Rose Mystery #1 Published February 13th 2018 Genre romance, mystery, thriller Number of pages 121 Goodreads Amazon Received from Xpresso Book Tours  Synopsis  Despite being chronically late, occasionally disheveled and a tad disorganized, Dixie Knight is one of the top private investigators in the country, and when a young woman goes missing in the small, Southern town of Devil’s Den, Dixie takes the case. She expected it to be another ordinary missing person case—until Lizzie Meyers is found naked and beaten to death at a local, seedy motel.  While visiting relatives on his two-week leave, Marine Liam Cash bumps into Dixie at the local bar, and his attraction to her is immediate. When Liam connects Dixie’s current case to two unsolved murders in his hometown, he steps in to help find the killer, and keep her safe, whether Dixie wants him to or not.  After another woman is found brut

Hexcommunicated by Rafael Chandler

Image
Rating πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Author Rafael Chandler Title Hexcommuncated Published July 7 2012 by Neoplastic Press Number of pages 302 Genre urban fantasy, sci-fi Goodreads Amazon Received from  Bewitching Book Tours Synopsis When the sun comes up, the girl of his dreams will murder him. The name is Tepes. Nicolae Tepes. I'm a federal agent with Hex Division. When the sun comes up, the girl of my dreams is going to kill me. My partner's a werewolf, but we get along okay. We were investigating this murder when we stumbled across a conspiracy unlike anything we've ever dealt with before. Ghostmortems, Scarevoyants, all kinds of freaks. It started bad and got worse quick: a psychic on our team had a vision of the future. At sunrise, I'll die at the hands of the woman I love, and then a psychotic death cult will deploy a supernatural weapon of mass destruction. We've got eight hours to prevent this prophecy from coming

Web of Frost by Lindsay Smith

Image
Rating πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š Author Lindsay Smith Title Web of Frost Series Saints of Russalka #1 Number of pages 400 Genre ya, fantasy Published February 13th by Eventide Press Goodreads Amazon Received from in exchange for honest review Synopsis The saints of Russalka work their blessings in mysterious ways, allowing the royal family to perform miracles for their people. But the young princess Katza fears her powers. She’s seen grave visions of her bloodied hands destroying her family’s empire. When her older brother succumbs to illness, leaving her next in line for the throne, Katza turns to a young rebellious prophet named Ravin who promises to teach her how to control her gift. As unrest grows in Russalka and a foreign monarchy threatens, Ravin understands Katza's fears and helps her find confidence in her gift, and her own heart. Under Ravin’s unorthodox training, Katza learns to hear the saints once more—until revolutionaries claim her father’s life. Ree

Wicked Soul by Nora Ash

Image
Rating πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š Author Nora Ash Title  Wicked Soul  Series  Ancient Blood Published February 10th 2017 Genre paranormal, vampires, witches, magic, romance Goodreads Amazon Received from Xpresso Book Tours Synopsis He saved me… And then he blood-bonded me. Now I’m his.  My first meeting with a Chicago vampire went better than expected.  Up until that night, all I knew about vampires was limited to a few common facts: they drink blood, they get a mean sunburn and if you find yourself alone with one, you’re dead.  Except he didn’t kill me.  Sexy, broody Warin clearly had his own reasons for sparing my life and tying me with his blood, but if he’d known how much trouble I’d attract, I bet he wouldn’t have bothered. When he blood-bonded me, secrets even I didn’t know about myself came to light.  Secrets that will pull us both deep into the eternal war between vampires and the witches determined to rid the world of their evil.  We have only one choice now: f

Baby Girl by C. M. Stunich

Image
Rating πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š  πŸ’š Title   Baby Girl  Author   C.M. Stunich Published January 29th 2018 Genre romance, new adult Goodreads Amazon Received from Xpresso Book Tours Synopsis He died that night, alone, in the rain, in the dark, the boy that called me baby girl.  I was only seventeen; we were going to be together forever.  On his way to pick me up for prom, he swerved. I’ll never know what made him do it, what killed the boy I’d loved my whole life. With roses clutched in his hand, he bled out in icy wetness all alone. His best friend is here though, and I’m pretty sure he loves me. But after the accident, I left for a year and didn’t look back.  Now I’m back in town and my heart is like shattered glass. Do I pick up the pieces and risk getting cut? And do I let another boy call me baby girl? Review You know the book is written well, if it makes you care for characters and cry within first few pages. Baby girls is incredibly beautiful and painful

Romanov by Samaire Provost

Image
Author   Samaire Provost Title   Romanov Published  January 24th 2018 Genres na, urban fantasy Goodreads Amazon Synopsis In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature