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Lying in Shadows (Event Horizon, #1) by Sofia Grey

I was given an ARC by the author for an honest review

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Book publishes Feb 24.

Pre-order: Amazon

Synopsis:

Marianne needs to find who’s leaking secrets from her company, before they lose another major contract. What she doesn’t need is an affair with her married boss. Even worse, to fall in love with him.

She discovers the security leak is more than a case of commercial espionage: someone is lying in the shadows, playing games with them. Now more than her heart and career are at stake–her life is on the line.

My Thoughts:

This is a brand new series from one of my fav authors. I was super excited to read this one, I love rock stars books. This one was more in the mystery/thriller category and was overall a bit creepy. It put you on your toes as the suspense of the situations unfolded.
I absolutely loved the start of the book and AJ or Alex the rock star was SOOO good and hot as hell. Come to mama, oh yeah. His story was very good, 6 stars good and I wish this book was about him. I was at the start thinking this was going to be his love story but that seem to be in the next book and I can hardly wait to read that one. I know that will be right up my ally. I loved his background and the way his mind worked, he is a very interesting and likable character.
This book was set between 2 different stories that intertwined and meet up in the end. As I said, AJ story was my dream book sadly the other story was not. It started out good, but the more I got to know the persons in it I liked them less and less. They lied, cheated and I was not on board with their love story at all. The characters were well thought out and complex, they were more like real life ppl and did not follow the traditional book norm. They had flaws and a background and as it happens in real life you don’t get along with everyone.

I did love AJ story and I adored Sizzle, I think their book will be absolutely awesome.

Therefore give 3,5 stars rounding up to 4 as I absolutely loved Alex story line and the book was very well written.

I was given an ARC by the author for an honest review.

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Hope(less) (Judgement of the Six Book 1) by Melissa Haag

HopelessFree on Kindle

 

Book provided by author for an hones review.

Synopsis:
Our world is being judged and we remain unaware.

In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks filling her mind that represent the people around her, confirm it as does the bizarre inexplicable draw she has on men.

Struggling to find an explanation for her sight while dodging unwanted male attention, Gabby meets Sam. The chance encounter leads to a startling revelation – werewolves are real.

Hoping the existence of something so extraordinary might lead to the answers she is seeking, Gabby enters into a hidden society where fur is optional. There she meets Clay, the werewolf delusional enough to think he has a chance with her. Gabby’s plans for her future do not include a mate, but rather college, career, and then a huge ‘we’ll see’.

Gabby leaves the furry hidden society behind when she moves off to college, but trouble has a way of following and finding her. When other werewolves start stalking her, and anomalies in the sparks she sees begin to appear, she must count on Clay’s help or risk losing the chance to find the answers she searches for.

My Thought:
This is a new take on the shifter/werewolf lore, the world building comes on gradually and it real different from anything else I have read so far. The book sucked me in from the first page and had my attention until the last sentence.

We meet Gabby from an early age and follow her until she is 18, most of the book take place when she is 18. But we get a good bit of back ground information on her any get to know her very well any why she is like she is. I really liked that, Gabby is a very interesting character, she has her own mind and is not a pushover. She has grown up in different foster homes and has lost everyone she loved and do not let people get close to here ever. She knows what she wants to do in life and getting mated to a werewolf is so not on that list. Gabby has some special supernatural powers too and we try to find out the “use” for them during this book. That is part of the journey.

Clay is a lone wolf so to speak, grown up in the woods and have not been in society much. We get to know him thru Gabby in this book, he is her silent rock that sneaks into her hear and pitch up a tent there. He is really quite smart and does it the only was Gabby would let him into her life. He is silent in most of the book and only starts taking at the end, but it sort of works for me.
There are also some other interesting characters in this book, Sam the “werewolf grandfather figure” and Rachel the flat mate and friend. I like the unique world this author has made, it is different from anything I have read before. It is not often I see that, the words flow easily and it is written in a catchy way that sucks me in. This author can really write, the book is not perfect but it is real good. I stay up reading to 3.30 in the middle of the night so that says it all really.

This is labeled a New Adult book, there are young people in it but I did not get that teensy angst feeling. The people acted more like adults, it was no sex in this book if that is what you like. But that was OK with me because this book caught my attention while I read it and gave me a good story and that is what I want from a book.
A fair warning is the cliffhanger ending, thankfully the next book in this series is out and I am going to read it right away. I think this author has made it into the list off authors I am following to see if they will do interesting stuff.

I give this book 4,5 stars. I can recommend it to UF and werewolf lovers. I would put this book in the UF category.

Book provided by author for an hones review.

Book is 315 pages English only and available in Kindle, Paperback and audio. Currently free on kindle.

If you want to know more about this author here is Melissa Haags website.

 

 

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Book Review:Close Remembrance (The Krinar 3) by Anna Zaires

 

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Ebook on Amazon here

 

I was given an ARC of this book by the author for an honest review.

Synopsis:

The stunning conclusion to the critically acclaimed series that has won thousands of fans!

When a ruthless enemy finally strikes, Mia and Korum will face the biggest test of their relationship yet. But it’s Korum’s own secrets that may ultimately tear them apart.

From the beaches of Costa Rica to a planet in a distant galaxy, theirs is a love story that may change the world . . .

Warning: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for readers under 18

My Thoughts:

This is the third and last book about Mia and Korum and what a wonderful end to it too.
Mia has grown so much in this series, she has bloomed from a shy uncertain virgin to a strong female that knows how to get her way. In this last book she really comes into her own and takes charge of things around her and her life and relationship with Korum. The wishy washy girl is banished for good. I absolutely loved it.

Korum what can I say. My relationship with him during the books has not been a good one, to say I would love to hit him over the head with my iron skillet would be pretty accurate if I also could do it repeatedly. He has been controlling, forcing himself on Mia and over all nasty. But in this book he redeems himself. The Korum PVO we get in this book is awesome, applause to the author for doing it. It clears up so much and to understand his side off things is wonderful. I absolutely loved that he was ashamed off his early behavior that make the book for me it really did.

I absolutely love this world Anna Zaires has made for us in the K books. I am a super huge fan of all the geniuses inventions that are in the books and there were even more nice tidbits off them in this one. I am in awe of the authors mind that has come up with all this stuff it is brilliant. This book also took us to the K home world and what a beautiful world it was. I could just picture it in my mind as the writer painted it for me. The end of the book was truly awesome and it was pretty much perfect end to Mia and Korums story.

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I think this quote sums it up nicely:
“He’s not going to flip out again, is he?” Jessie sounded scared.
“What? No, of course not,” Mia said automatically.
“Uh-huh,” Jessie said doubtfully.
“He won’t,” Mia said with confidence, looking directly at Korum. She knew perfectly well that he could hear her.
He stared back at her. His eyes still had those dangerous golden flecks in them, but one corner of his mouth tilted up, a ghost of a smile stealing across his face. Mia continued looking at him, her own eyes narrowed, and the smile became a full-blown grin, transforming his features from merely gorgeous to out-of-this-world sexy. Then he turned away and continued speaking to Edgar, as though nothing had happened.
“Holy shit,” Jessie breathed her eyes huge. “You did it! Mia, you f***ing did it…”
“Did what?”
“You tamed a K.”
― Anna Zaires, Close Remembrance

I am looking forward to reading more about this universe, it will be with new people and hopefully they will be just as captivating.

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I absolutely loved this book and am giving it 5 stars.

I was given an ARC of this book by the author for an honest review.

This book is in English only, available in Ebook, paperback and audible. Here are all 3 books on amazon.

If you want to know more about the author here is her website.

My reviews on book 1 and book 2 in this series are here.

Book 1 if free on amazon.

 

 

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Book Review: Close Obsession (The Krinar 2) by Anna Zaires

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** spoiler alert **

Book provided by author for review.

Synopsis:
The highly anticipated sequel to Close Liaisons . . .

In Lenkarda – the main Krinar colony on Earth – Mia is completely at Korum’s mercy. With no way to leave and no idea how to operate even the most basic Krinar technology, she has no choice but to trust the K who brought her there – the lover whom she had betrayed.

Will he keep his promise to bring her home, or is she destined to be his prisoner forever? Can a human become a part of Krinar society? Does Korum love her, or does he only wish to possess her?

Read on to find out . . .

WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for readers under 18.

My Thoughts:

This book starts right in where the first book leaved off. I had some trouble getting into the first book and gave it 3 stars but this I came right into and it was soooo good, could not put it down staying up all night reading good. The words came alive on the pages and I was sucked right into the wonderful world in Lenkarda with all the weird wonderful Krinkar technology that I so hope was in this book and it sure was, beyond my wildest dream. I absolutely loved all the wonderful Star Trek things that Start trek never invented that this author had thought of. (They should hire her for the next movie, just a thought.) I am in awe of Anna Zaires fantasy and want to pitch up a tent and have a nice holiday in her brain for a couple of weeks to get a close up on her wonderful thought proses, this is a brain worth picking in my goodness for a wonderful fantasy she has.
I absolutely loved the house she had made up and all the wonderful little technology things in it, I want one right now. Especially one with that intelligent matrass to sleep on and the cleaning the dishes part, I like to cook but after a long day I would like that tidbit to. I was like a happy child jumping up and down in glee about all this and the door things and the wonderful clever house idea. By mostly I would donate on of my nicer body parts to get that permanent migraine cure pill thing, I want one like yesterday!!! My hubby said I should call my Doc and say I wanted that new cure I read about, I just had to forget to tell WHERE I read it. (Sniggering to myself.)

I still have problems with Korum`s controlling, high handed behavior, but at the end of the book I like him a little more and have to say he has his moments even if he is mostly an ass. Mia one the other hand was amazing and I love her back bone, yay! You go girl, finally putting your foot down and telling him where the closet is.

I loved the plot in this book and I can hardly wait to get my hands on the next book in this series, I think we have to send the author some energy pills so she gets it finished super-fast. I am going to grab a copy of it hot out of the press, burning my fingers hot, lining up in the waiting line right now.

If you haven’t already guess it, I loved this book and I give it 5 stars.

Book is English only available in Ebook, paperback and Audible.

If you want to know more about the author here is her website.

Here is my review on book 1 that is currently free on kindle.

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Book Review:Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles 1) by Anna Zaires

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Freebie on Amazon.

Synopsis:

A dark and edgy romance that will appeal to fans of erotic and turbulent relationships . . .

In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us – and we are completely at their mercy.

Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she’s never had any interactions with the invaders – until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum’s eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own.

How far would you go to regain your freedom? How much would you sacrifice to help your people? What choice will you make when you begin to fall for your enemy?

WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for readers under 18.

My thoughts:

I want to divide this book into two parts, the first 50% of the book where I struggled and the last 50% that I really liked.

I really struggled with the first half of this book, I felt like I re-read fifty shades of grey just with aliens in it. That would probably be a good thing if you like the fifty shades of grey books I really don’t. I think they are the worst books I ever read. This book however is much, much better written, the author can actually write and writes well. That is a huge difference and makes this so much better. I also had a problem with the food thing, no animal products. «Your unhealthy addiction to animal products.” Quote from the book. Really?!? What`s up with that? A world filled with people low in vitamin B12, no wonder the main character was clumsy. You sure get clumsy if you are low on vitamin B12. The aliens probably educated the population on how to avoid it, or I am choosing to hope they did.lol I did love all the wonderful food descriptions though, it made me hungry.

I also had a hard time with the first sex scene, I wanted to hit Korum over the head with a frying pan many, many times. I just don’t like him one little bit, I hope there is some greater depth down in there if not he is just an inconsiderate, narcissistic ass.
When I almost gave up the book it did a total turn around and went from this to something I could almost not put down.

The last 50% of the book I really liked, actually I loved it, it sucked me right in and I found myself up in the middle of the night not able to put the book down. The story moved along in a fast pace and the main character found her back bone and did her own thing behind Korum`s back. So not a dumb mindless female anymore, but a girl that understands where she is at and does what she can to struggle against her situation. I loved that she joined the resistance and spied on him. I really don’t like Korum I hope his character evolves in future books, right now I think he is just an abusive, controlling, asshole. But I tend to have a huge problem with characters this dominant and controlling.

I absolutely love the world the author has made here, it is well build up and very well written. I love all the alien gadgets she is telling about I feel like I am watching a new episode of Star Trek filled with wonderful new super toys. I love Star Trek so that is a very good thing. I just need to read the next book because I have a feeling there will be many, many more of them there. So talk about a change in the middle of the book, I did not think I wanted to read the next book, but now I have to say I really do. I cannot give this book a full pot since I struggled with the first half of it that was a 1-2 stars for me and the last half was a 5 stars so I am going to meet in the middle and give it 3 stars. I hope the next book in the series is like the last half of this book as that would be a full score book for me.

Free on amazon kindle here also available in paperback and audible.

If you want to know more about the author here is Anna Zaires website.

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Book Review: Blood and Kisses by Karin Shah

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Synopsis:

It isn’t easy being the Witches’ Champion, especially when it’s a hereditary position and you’re hardly the most powerful witch of your line.

Thalia Kent has managed to cope so far with wit and nerve and every ounce of magical ability she possesses, but now her cousin, who wasn’t a witch, is dead — murdered by a rogue vampire — and if she’s going to hunt him down and survive, she’s going to need all the help she can get. She needs Gideon Damek, immortal vampire, but vampires shun witches for good reason, witch blood is poisonous.

Gideon Damek has fought his predatory nature for thousands of years and the last thing he wants is to team up with anyone, least of all a beautiful young witch. Still, something about Thalia compels him to agree.

Soon, Thalia must deal with a reluctant partner, a rebellious witch community, interfering police, a healthy dose of self-doubt, a raging passion for the forbidden Mr. Damek and an enemy who’s following an ancient prophecy that requires both their deaths, all without losing her neck, or her heart.

My Thoughts:

This is the first book I have read of this author and it sure will not be the last book ether.

I went in a bought a new book from her after I read this one. It is very well written and I really loved the world she had created. The characters was very well written and easy to like, it is too bad this is not a series as I would have loved to follow them and get to know them more. But they did have a nice closure at the end of the book so I am happy. This had the feel of a good old vampire book, l liked that especially.

4 stars.

Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Published October 12th 2011
Available in both in Kindle and paperback here.
If you want to know more about the author you can find her website here.
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Once Bitten (Alexa O’Brien Series) by Trina M Lee.

 

 

Synopsis:

Alexa O’Brien is a professional huntress and a werewolf with the ability to conduct and manipulate metaphysical energy. When she is inexplicably drawn to the enigmatic vampire Arys Knight, the dangerous power they create together becomes more than either of them anticipated. As a result of their actions Alexa risks the loss of more than her remaining humanity, she risks losing the very person who holds her heart, Shaz Richardson.

When her former lover and Alpha pack member Raoul is framed for murder, he comes to her for help and Alexa is forced to face past emotions and betrayals that were never laid to rest. As the murders continue she is torn between past hurts and present loves. Amidst the rush of power and the struggle for control, Alexa must dig deep within herself to discover where her heart truly belongs. As secrets are revealed and lies exposed, she comes to discover that not everyone is who you think they are and the greatest loves are undying.

My thoughts:

** spoiler alert ** Awesome dark vamp/were book. I have been looking for a new fab series to read and I finally found it, this is dark, delicious, sexy and wonderful. If you like Charlaine Harris and Laurell K Hamiliton you will most likely love this. It was a freebie on Amazon and I have bought the rest of the series, I absolutely loved it. It is dark like the Anita Blake books with some blood and murder.

The world building was wonderful and really worked, the characters are interesting, flawed and grows on you sl Awesome dark vamp/were book. I have been looking for a new fab series to read and I finally found it, this is dark, delicious, sexy and wonderful. If you like Charlaine Harris and Laurell K Hamiliton you will most likely love this. It was a freebie on Amazon and I have bought the rest of the series, I absolutely loved it. It is dark like the Anita Blake books with some blood and murder.

The world building was wonderful and really worked, the characters are interesting, flawed and grows on you slowly to crawl under your skin so you fall in love with them. I love the chemistry between the 3 main characters Alexa, Arys and Shaz, it is hot and wonderful.

Alexa is a kick ass heroine, strong willed, she is ruthless and don’t whine about it even if she is somewhat uncomfortable with sides of her personality. She is cold and hot and complex and I love her.
It is also very well written and the story line is also very good. One of the best books I have read in a long time and one of the best PNR/UF series out there. I gave it 5 stars.

First book is free on kindle here, it is also available as paperback. English only.

Want to know more about the author here is her website.

You can also find her on Facebook here.

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Book review:Pole Position by Sofia Grey

 

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Synopsis:

Her best friend or her lover. How can she choose?

Jon’s glamorous life as a racecar driver is poles apart from Anita’s job in a bookshop, and he’s drawn to her in a way he never imagined. After one unfaithful, soon-to-be-ex-wife, and a revolving door of models and actresses, Jon finds Anita’s innocence and vulnerability a breath of fresh air.

Anita’s abusive ex-boyfriend left her running scared of any kind of relationship. Picking up the pieces of her life is hard, but her best friend since childhood, Danny Webster, is only too willing to help. And then she meets Jon. He completes her in a way Danny never could.

She doesn’t expect the men to hate each other on sight. Losing Anita isn’t an option for Jon or Danny, but only one man can take pole position for her heart.

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My Thoughts:

Sofia Grey never disappoints, she is one of my favorite authors and I usually love her books. I did love this one too, I just thought the book would be about race drivers, cars and that life. Instead it was mostly about horses, I don’t do horses at all. I am no and have never been a horse girl so I find hoses utterly boring. I would have liked a “horses warning here”. Not she works in a book shop she is never in.

That said the book itself has a wonderful flow in it, I love the chemistry between the ppl in it. The hero Jon I looooove he is just the best hero there is. Just after my heart. I absolutely adored the story told from his side.

Anita is a bit more naive and that shines through in the lines when she is telling her story.

While I was reading this it all sounded strangely familiar with the names and people in it. The I remembered I had read about them briefly before in the Talisman series, so it was super cool when I got that reference and made the story so much more fun for me.

Overall I loved the book, my notes are I would have liked more racecars and less horses.

The hotness and erotica part of this book was A+++++ for sure.

I give 4 stars.

If you want to know more about Sofia Grey visit her blog here.

Her Facebook is here.

Book is ebook English only and here is a link to amazon.

 

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Sunburn (Greek God 3) by Rosanna Leo

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Patience O’Conner is a travel blogger who lives for her work. Her dedication to her readers brings her to the famed Helios Resort in Mexico, a locale that stuns her with its beauty but at which she suffers from some very strange accidents.

Luckily, hunky resort bartender Apollo Delos is always there in the nick of time, a malcontent guardian angel. Apollo stuns Patience again and again with his life-saving abilities, to say nothing of his smoldering looks and apparent desire to keep her alive.

Before long, Patience wonders if there is more to the sexy bartender than mixed cocktails and insane first-aid skills. Something strange is happening at Helios and Apollo doesn’t want to talk about it.

Can Patience open herself up to this enigmatic man, even though she is terrified to be vulnerable again? And can Apollo recover from an eternity of hurt and learn to trust once more? They must both decide before Death comes calling.

My Thoughts:

** spoiler alert **

This book is like a bottle of sunshine in the middle of winter, it is a delicious upbeat story that is going to get you in a good mood. So find your tanning lotion and sun hat and enjoy.

Apollo the Greek God has been burned more than once and don’t want to have anything to do with love ever again. That works out fine until he meets Patience a wonderful full figured woman that takes him with storm with a bit of gruff comments and great wit. The dialog is full of Book provided by author for review.

This book is like a bottle of sunshine in the middle of winter, it is a delicious upbeat story that is going to get you in a good mood. So find your tanning lotion and sun hat and enjoy.

Apollo the Greek God has been burned more than once and don’t want to have anything to do with love ever again. That works out fine until he meets Patience a wonderful full figured woman that takes him with storm with a bit of gruff comments and great wit. The dialog is full of funny comments and I Snickered and laughed while reading this book. The Muses really got my laughter going they are real funny.

It felt real original with this modern twist to the Greek myths I bought it and loved it, just picture Artemis in skinny jeans. The story is wonderfully written and so upbeat that you just get in a good mood reading it and you feel the sunshine on your body. You could almost get this on prescription as treatment for winter depression.

The romance builds up nicely and it is hot and steaming not to forget the shower scenes, hot, hot.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a charming romance or PNR filled with sunshine and fun dialog. I love this cute love story and I give it 5 stars.

 

Book provided by author for honest  review.

Book English, Ebook only: buy it here on Amazon

If you want to know more about Rosanna Leo and her books here is her blog.

 

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Freebie on Amazon, Cherry Stem by Sotia Lazu

 

 

One of my favorite vampires series has the first book free now, I think it is just 1 or 2 days left before you have to pay again. This is to celebrate that the book 3  in the series is in the making as we speak.

If you love vampires, hot vampires with some hoooootstuff you got to try it.  I never wrote a review when I read this book the first time but I know I loved it as I re-read it afterwards.

One of my absolute favorite vamps are in it too. So Yum.

Synopsis:

Turned at the cusp of a promising career in the adult movie industry, Cherry Stem has to rely on her mesmerizing vampire gaze for her meals and money. With the rent deadline approaching, settling for pocket change isn’t an option, so she reluctantly lets tall, dark, and handsome Detective Alex Marsden take her home for the night and fulfill her needs.

Only she gets more than she bargained for.

When Cherry meets Alex, she expects him to be nothing more than another “girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy’s memories” hook-up. Once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix though, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was.

And her unlife isn’t the only thing at stake.

If you want to know more about Sotia Lazu of this series and other books check out her website.

Sotia is the wonder woman that made my banner and I have also reviewed a few of her other books on my blog before here:

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