Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Author: Julianne Donaldson
Page Count: 276
Genre: Regency Romance
Book Brand: A Proper Romance
Kate Worthington knows she can never have her heart’s desire and so believes she will never marry. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore on the cliffs above the seashore, where she must face the truth and the man that has kept her heart captive.
Set in northern England, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn to follow her heart. With hints of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, Blackmoore is a page-turning tale of romance, intrigue and devotion.
First and foremost I am a cover looker I quite enjoy a beautiful cover, and this one is beautiful. I know, I know not what a review is about but I had to mention that. Now on to the juicy stuff. I love Regency romance and I am a sucker for a find your heart story line. Kate is strong and sweet. Follow her adventure in the lesson of finding love out of the darkness.
About Julianne Donaldson
Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle. After earning a degree in English, she turned her attention to writing about distant times and places. She lives in Utah with her husband and four children.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Julian is a disgraced superstar, hated by everybody in America. Accused of a crime he didn't commit. He leaves everything behind and goes back to his roots, changing himself enough that he can go unrecognized by the people around him. He meets Sandy a young woman who teaches him how to laugh and live again. The two of them will have to confront his ghosts and the man responsible for Julian’s fall.This book contains adult/mature young adult situations.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
When grief, pain and guilt have been the driving force in your life how do you learn to allow love in? Katie was a different heroine then I am used to. She was strong and fragile at the same time making for the inability to predict the outcomes of the situations. In the beginning of the story I was worried that it would be a boring and predictable read but Ms. Eden has quite the word weaving power able to grab and capture your attention. Follow Katie's journey and the adventure of learning to love.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sometimes the dreams never stop, no matter what unimaginable hero waits by your side- no matter how beautiful your life has become. All Haley Webb ever wanted was a chance- a chance to live, a chance to die, a chance to love. Now her life has become so full of chances that she is blinded to anything else.With a heart made broken, Haley has learned that the web she weaves can not be unraveled no matter who it snares. As the voice of her Nana grows silent and the beat of her heart sings stronger, all will wait to see her heaven. Where do you run when the devil comes back? How do you hide from the demons in your choice? As the smell of crimson and cinders suffocate her mind, how does she choose to stand by a love that’s meant to blacken her soul? Sometimes death is the only beginning. For Haley Dawn Webb, hell has come back to her little town of Hanging Rock and it brings a new face with it. Not every heaven is a choice. Not all choices are what they seem. Some fires, burn black.
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…
King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.
Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.
Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.
This book was wonderful!! Take a long and perilous road through the world of paranormal where love takes on a whole new meaning with pain close behind. Lily will go through more in such a short time then most go through in ten lifetimes. It took approximately 5 seconds to get so enthralled with the story aching to know what came next that I ended up curling up missing dinner and staying that way till I finished. There is pain in this book acute and brutal, love sharp and never ending, and of course the mysteries of magic in ALL its forms. King Hall will give a whole new meaning to Paranormal.
5 out 5 stars
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Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started from at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
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Book & Author Details:
Nice Girl to Love: The Complete Collection by Violet Duke
Publication date: July 31st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
The • Nice • Girl n. 1. female of the species who never does anything or anyone bad: Hands-off, she’s a nice girl. 2. the woman that men take home to meet mom: Find my son a ‘nice girl to love.’ SEE ALSO: a good girl; girl scout; Abby Bartlett
This is the complete Nice Girl to Love serial romance collection, which contains: Resisting the Bad Boy (Book One), Falling for the Good Guy (Book Two), and Choosing the Right Man (Book Three).
THE ONE SHE NEVER THOUGHT SHE COULD KEEP…
Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast. Preferably him.
An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he’s a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery–and repel the drama–Connor has a firm ‘nothing over a month’ rule. Who knew a nice girl would be the one to make him want to break all his rules?
THE ONE SHE NEVER HOPED SHE COULD HAVE…
Abby is well aware that everyone thinks she’s in love with her best friend Brian. He is, after all, the type of man a nice girl should be with—the polar opposite of the bad boy—the kind of guy who didn’t let his wife’s decade-long illness stop him from showering her with a lifetime of love every second until her dying day. But everyone’s wrong; she couldn’t possibly be in love with him. Because she’s never once allowed herself that option.
It’s taken a while but Brian has finally come to terms with surviving the woman he spent half his life loving, a third of it losing. Truth is though, he wouldn’t have ‘survived’ any of it really had it not been for Abby—sweet, incredible Abby—the woman he’s never once had to picture his life without, never realized he couldn’t truly live without. Until now. Now that he’s finally able to love her the way she deserves, the way he knows she wants to be loved…by his brother. Who’s giving him exactly one chance to speak now or forever hold his peace.
A DECISION SHE NEVER DREAMED SHE’D HAVE TO MAKE…
And now it’s up to Abby to decide between the bad boy wanting to start a life with her and the good guy fighting for the life they’ve already built.
This has been a journey from start to finish. I have learned to love as the characters grew along with them and as the hard times came I cried for their pain. In this full series collection you will not need to wait as I have to see where the next turn will take you....I mean them. I once compared this series to a free fall from a plane, a heart pounding drop from the sky with no understanding where you might land. indeed this last book lived up to that feeling of amazed wonderment and when your feet do touch ground be prepared to start running, for in a story of loss, understanding and last but most importantly LOVE the story is never truly over!!!!
Now go journey with Abby, Conner, and Brian as they learn that Love is about the good and the bad.
Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Besides writing and feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she can often be found tackling reno projects with her power tools and trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, or cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawaii with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Synopsis: Ex marine and bad boy, Mark Moretti, made a pact with his childhood friends to live life to the fullest and never allow a woman to tie him down. After years of success and the world at his feet, he is determined to make that pact a reality. A move back to his beloved Los Angeles threatens to change the future he had written for himself when the shy and beautiful, Sophie Barringer, ends up being the Maid of Honor at his sister's wedding. Sophie has been burned at love. The last thing she needs is a self proclaimed bachelor to turn her head. But her heart may have other plans. Forced to spend a week together in paradise, can they deny their steamy chemistry and stay away from each other or will they give in to lust and take the chance? Can Mark get over his player reputation to take a shot at love or will fate be cruel enough to deny them their happily ever after?
Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DNQ0CHO/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1373240969&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX112_SY192
Another five star review
Taming the Bachelor is a HOT grab you by the pants and won't let go story!!!! Both parties are scared to open the locked down hearts that beat in their chests. The hero is the alpha type that looks at everything as a challenge and the heroine is a honest and methodical brain type. So what happens when passion overrides sense and then you have to return to the real world?? You will have to read to find out! :-)
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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This book is wonderful. I would highly suggest this series to anyone that enjoys a good contemporary romance. Abby and Conner will have you grinding your teeth in anticapation of what is to come, and clicking through the pages faster then your kindle can keep up. :) The story has so much going on with the main characters but remains a strong story and holds the reader intrest very well. I sat down with this book and didn't get up till I was finished. I will say that the end has a cliffhanger that will leave you begging for more. I for one cannot wait for the next in the series due out VERY soon!!!!!
Blurb off of amazon
Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she's only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.
An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he's a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn't enough...or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery--and repel the drama--Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.
Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month.
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Resisting-NICE-GIRL-LOVE-ebook/dp/B00C3E9UHU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371697106&sr=8-1&keywords=resisting+the+bad+boy
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ms. Williams has already written a wonderful book Hard to Resist under the pen name S.Q. Williams.
She’ll ignore him, she’ll dislike his ways, she’ll do anything to try and stay away from him until Gage finally gets her to slip up and give in. She agrees on a casual fling with Gage, but soon they’ll both see how the fling will blur into something they can’t control and when it’s finally time for Eliza to go and accomplish her own dreams, she’ll know there’s more she took from Gage than she ever thought possible.
By: Sherry Stanfield
I was given a copy of this book for an honest reveiw.
I love a paranormal with a twist and this one had me turned around inside out. What would you do if the line between light and dark was no longer there and what you thought of as evil and dark now housed inside of your very soul? This is the very that our hero ben has to face, fight and overcome. Ben and his friend Roch are thrust into a world where the supposed monsters are divided into groups of good and evil based on their own merits. Follow Ben into the embracing darkness where the only thing to fear beyond the demons around you is the on IN you! My only upset with the story being the development was a little rushed in a few places, but that in no way stopped me from enjoying the story very much and looking forward to many more from this author!
He Loved Me Not
By. Rhed Draven
I was given this book for an honest review
Have you ever picked up a story full of steam and loving? Where the story intwined with the hot spots pulls you in equally? He Loved Me Not is absolutely like that. While the story itself is short it packs a wallop and is a fun read for a rainy day afternoon. Follow Bryce and Chritina as they meet again after many years and find out that even when life hurts true love will remain strong and will always find is way back to the heart. Short story but one that will have me looking for more by this author.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
A VILLAGE IN TERROR, A KILLER ON THE LOOSE, AN AUTHOR LOOKING FOR HIS NEXT BESTSELLER. IS THERE A CONNECTION?
After the grisly discovery of a mutilated body, the small community of Greenville is held in the terrifying grip of a serial killer.
Author Jason Denton immediately falls under suspicion, and while Sergeant Underwood is determined to prove his guilt, no matter what how he has to do it, the relatives of those being killed aren't so keen to wait for justice.
Caught in the middle is Donna Harp, a young constable partnered with the sergeant. She isn't convinced the author is guilty, and is determined to catch the killer, whoever he may be, but is she being swayed by Denton's charm?
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Instead of doing as she was told Melanie slapped her hand down on the lock next to her. She then scrambled across the gearstick to yank the driver’s door closed, locking it the moment it slammed shut. With the car secured she settled herself behind the wheel, her hand groping for the keys so she could make her escape.
A tap on the window made her look round. She found him waving the keys and smiling in a way that made her tremble with fear. She sat there frozen as he unlocked the door and pulled it open. “That wasn’t very sensible,” he told her, his voice menacing. “I told you to get out. Now do as I told you.”
“No! Please, just take me home.”
“I think you need to be taught a lesson. You need to be taught what happens to girls who don’t do as they’re told.” Yanking her from the car he let her fall to the ground as he shoved the door closed, he then turned back to kick her. “Get up and get inside,” he ordered. “I said, get up.” He kicked her again, though she hadn’t had time to make even one attempt at raising herself from the ground.
“I can appreciate that; she’s a mean bitch when she’s mad at someone.”
The lawyer chose not to comment on that statement, though they both knew the truth of it. “Why don’t you tell me what’s going on, and how you got yourself stuck in a cell?” Frankie suggested as the door opened to reveal a constable, bearing the requested coffee. “You didn’t say much on the phone, just that you were in trouble and needed a criminal lawyer.”
Underwood secured Gordon’s arms while Donna handcuffed him. “As soon as they let me go I’m gonna to be back. I fucking know what you did you fucking prick, and I’m going to fucking kill you!” The handcuffs didn't prevent Gordon making threats.
“Shut up, Gordon!” Underwood smacked him on the back of the head after hauling him to his feet. “Now, since you are both here, I might as well question the two of you together, it will save me some time.” Michael simply stared impassively at his fellow teen, while Gordon struggled against the restraints as if he thought he could break them, despite having failed to do so on numerous occasions in the past. “I think it would be best if you take the girls into the living room, Constable,” Underwood said finally, “while I talk to Michael and Gordon.”
“What have you got against Michael Davis?” Donna wanted to know. “I know you think he’s a prick, though I’ve never heard anyone else say much of anything bad about him, other than he’s a bit full of himself. And let’s be honest, you’re just as bad in that respect. But do you actually have a reason for thinking he is capable of murder?” Gordon didn’t answer; he merely kicked the crushed packet of crisps and dropped heavily back onto the bed. “Personally I’d pick you as a murderer ahead of Michael, especially after earlier.”
“If you guys hadn’t come when you did I would have finished that asshole.”
“But why? You must have a reason for believing Michael is the one who killed Danielle. If you know something you have to tell us,” Donna insisted. “This isn’t just about your cousin, Gordon, Emma’s missing as well.”
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
So I just got through with ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS. By. Barbra Stewart and wow just wow!!! You follow the lives of several charcters the main ones being Beth and Andy. Andy is this big up and coming rock star and Beth is the quiet girl he falls in love with this book pulls no punches and there are some very dark moments have tissues near by but all in all a very good book that will pull you in turn you upside down and spit you out in a very good if not extremely emotinal way
Saturday, May 25, 2013
I am hoping this can be an awesome place that we will review wonderful books and amazing recipes. I am in the process of gathering a list of the first five books for review any suggestions? This will be a place for all types of books so 18 and up please. Alright everyone lets have fun!!!!!