Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

An adventure of a lifetime - Pirates: The Lost Cove (Journal of the Red Skull) by Alonna Williams

This is the story of Trevor Henderson, a high society boy who dreams of being a pirate one day; as he was growing up he loved hearing tales of famous pirates such as "BlackBeard" "Black Bart" "Anne Bonny" and many more.

They were the most unlikely pair to fall in love. . . - Obsidian Faith by Bev Elle

I just love a plain old fashioned love story.This is one that spans a couple of years and the two main characters are tested and come out winners on the other side.I love that this was handled in adult fashion,were it could taken a dark turn at any point.There is sizzling chemistry between the two main characters and the writer lets you see the love.A really feel good story that is worth taking a chance on. - Goodreads

Sometimes, what you want is not really what you need - Not Looking For Love: Episode 1 by Lena Bourne

"Dawn is my favorite time of day. I love watching the colors of the sky change from inky black to grey to lilac blue and finally yellow, the new day being born, bringing new hope. Today, I just wish the sun would come up. [...] I'm enjoying the silence, the serenity of floating in the water, with my long hair plastered down my ears, blocking out the chirping birds."

time to fight his demons - The Winning Side (University Park #3) by C.M. Doporto

18+ I was willing to do anything to help him. But would he allow me to get close to him? Really let me in? Allow me to see the real Raven? My love for Raven was worth the battle. I refused to give up and I wouldn’t allow him to give up either. - Lexi Thompson

Steeling My Haart by Lizzy Roberts

This was one bad storm cell and it sounded like they were far from being out of the woods yet. Fumbling about the dark shelter, he could just see the outlines of a couple of boxes and a cupboard in the far corner of the small underground room. As the lightening flashes continued to light the room sporadically he was able to release a shaking Emma and attempt to find some light.

She would escape, and he would pay for this - Sacrificed (The Last Oracle, #1) by Emily Wibberley

Cover Reveal - "She trudged through the throng of people who had witnessed and cheered for her sister’s death, and rage slowly filled the emptiness. Rage at these people, at Morek, but most of all, rage at Mannix. He consumed her thoughts. 
She would escape, and he would pay for this."

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I’m a magnet for evil and controlling men - Mind (Trinity Trilogy #2 ) by Audrey Carlan

18+ To the author: Ummm you have me at a loss for words. Do I say thank you? Do I say you have done it again and continue too? Do I mention that with the words that you write become more and more explosive with each strike of the keyboard? Or do I just say nothing and just smile? You keep this reviewer enthralled with every book that I have read that you have written. You hold my attention from the very first word and don’t let go even when tears arise. Awesome - Goodreads

Peter Pan has grown up and found the girl who left - Forever Found (Neverland Lost, #2) by Nazarea Andrews

"She was a million tiny pieces, reflecting all of her sadness and tragedy, and it was hidden by practised smiles and the veneer of sanity, but if you scraped a little, she was there. My girl. My lost broken beautiful girl. She would always be there."

Playing for Love (Summer Beach Vets 1) by H.Y. Hanna

I really enjoyed this book. It's a sweet, light, fun read with great chemistry. I loved Sara and Craig, they're so sweet! Sara is in Australia running away from problems in LA and Craig is the local vet. Sparks fly right away when they meet and they have to decide whether to pursue a relationship given their constraints. There are a few twists and turns I didn't always see coming. Like I said this is a sweet fun read and I highly recommend it. - Goodreads

What could make someone not want to be saved? - Ignited (Whiskey Nights #2) by Suzannah Daniels

This book was amazing! I really enjoyed it! I read it in a few sittings in a day too! I had a hard time putting it down once I got a few chapters in! The plot was written brilliantly! It developed at the perfect pace and I was always wanting to find out what was going to happen next! There were also a few secrets in the plot that made for a few twist and turns! - Goodreads about Book#1

They're out for your soul. - Angel Burn by Lee Weatherly

This book was incredible. I loved the action, mythology and romance. Weatherly's slant on Angels is super unique. I loved her characters and her writing. The story line was epic and I raced through the book. I'm so excited to see where the next book takes us. It is one of my favorite books of the year! - Goodreads

A perfect romance? - Snake Eyes (The Masks Series #3) by Melissa Pearl

Cover Reveal - True Colors is an absolute must read for anybody who likes a well balanced novel with a touch of the paranormal, lots of action, some nail-biting suspense and a string of characters that will have become friends by the end of the book. This is one of those books that I wish I could have given more than five stars to. (Ellen Fritz) - Goodreads about book#1

Monday, December 29, 2014

Aroused and Desired (Life Shocks Romances #1, #4)

The author has managed to inject humour and angst throughout and made me really get behind Rowan as he tried to win his woman. I like the dynamics of the characters and their chemistry was believable. Both Vera and Rowan were instantly likeable characters. - Goodreads

Initiate Me (Barossa Series #2) by Elle Raven

Just know, it will make you angry, make you laugh, it make you grief (Yes, there where a coupe of things that made me feel that. Be prepared to have some tissue.), will make you happy. And of course you should already know that, it will make you... BURN. - Giveaway

All she did was touch a doorknob - The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society #1) by M.J. Fletcher

The Doorknob Society had the perfect amount of mystery, suspense, action and romance. The concept was unique, the plot solid and the characters fleshed out perfectly. I also loved each of the status updates at the beginning of each chapter. - Goodreads

True love and true happiness are one in the same. - Surrendered (She Who Dares #3) by LP Lovell

18+ "Love is war for which we willingly bleed. Willing sacrifice. Walls are smashed to the ground, and hearts captured. Love is the Holy Grail for which we all strive. True love and true happiness are one in the same." [...]
I have found courage I didn't even know I had.-Lilly

A passion so dark, it could change everything - No Ordinary Love by Kenya Wright

18+ I would just like to rub it in that I got to read this book first MUAHAHAHA.
LOL, but in all seriousness, I LOVED this book. Kenya's mind is so *** twisted and dark. You won't be disappointed!! - Goodreads

Talk Dirty to Me, Cowboy: A Deputy Laney Briggs Novella (Deputy Laney Briggs ) by Jodi Linton

This is a quick, hot teaser to get inside the mind of Gunner Wilson. Gunner is a hard edged Texas Ranger with a soft spot for Laney Briggs, deputy sheriff of a small Texas town. Their relationship is hotter than hell. - Goodreads

EXCESS - Anthology of (9) Books from Amazon, USA Today and NYT bester sellers

What can I say? Nine books from NYT, USA Today, and Amazon best selling authors.
How can you go wrong? 
Five of the best erotic choices to ever exist. Doesn't matter of you prefer Dark. Erotic. Romantic. It's all there in one easy to love package. - Goodreads

Joss has been erased. - Erased by K Webster, Elle Christensen

Absolutely fantastic book. I couldn't put it down, read it one sitting, staying up until the early hours.
I will certainly be reading Elle Christensen
- Goodreads

The passion burns - Melting Into You (Give Me a Taste #5) by Cassandra Carr

The Give Me a Taste Line is a delectable line where the main plot is centered on food and everything that comes with it. We’re serving up authentic and delicious ideas and plots where the heat is not only in the kitchen but out of it. Our characters are immersed in foods and the mouthwatering plots make us want to dig in.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Music Time

Mournful cries echoed in the night - Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense (Mateguas Island #2) by Linda Watkins

Terri gripped her sister’s hand tightly as she watched a shadowy figure streak across the lawn toward the woods. A flash of lightning lit up the sky, temporarily blinding the girls and when their sight returned, the figure was gone.

Meet an author: Mika Jolie - Martha's Way Series

This is one of the of the best romances I've read in a LONG TIME. I loved it! It's brilliant and even writing a review will not give it justice, but I'll try. Just get it because it's that good, positive and uplifting with a good ending. It’s also funny at times. - Goodreads (about The Scale)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Music Time

The Adventures of Mr. McGuire and Friends and The Kingdom of Sirethiel by K.A. Yodock

This is a lovely story with adorable pictures throughout. The art matches the fun tone of the writing, and the characters are quite endearing. I loved the way the story is presented by pulling us right into the world, as if it is normal for animals to talk and wear clothes, and of course the message of friendship. A great read for anyone with children or anyone simply looking for a fun light read. - Goodreads

Face the ghosts of the past in order to secure the future - 32 Seconds by Johanna K. Pitcairn

I struggled with the words that would do this book justice. Books are not only created to entertain us, uplift us, but to transform and touch us. This book does this. 
Johanna Pitcairn’s 32 Seconds is a wonderful book. She has created an uneasy, thoughtful, and profound story. - Goodreads

A steamy, suspenseful and wild ride - The Nordic Lords MC Box Set (Nordic Lords MC #1-3) by Stacey Lynn

First of all I would like to say Oh Nordic Lords this book is awesome and I am sure the next in the series will be just as awesome. This isn't your typical biker book but it also isn't you typical romance. It is by far the best one that I have read so far and I LOVE it. It has sex, guns, mayhem, murder, gun fights, death, tragedy and all sorts of other things that make for an excellent read. - Goodreads

Loyalties will be tested, lies will be told - Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls #1) by L.A. Cotton

“Iago is the voice whispering in Othello’s ear, playing to Othello’s own paranoia and insecurities around his relationship with Desdemona. Of course, Othello trusts Iago implicitly, why wouldn’t he trust his long serving friend and lieutenant? A fact that Iago uses to his own advantage…”

Friday, December 26, 2014

Endure: Six Stories of Strength, Courage, Passion, and Survival

All proceeds from this anthology will go to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), the nations largest anti-sexual assault organization, where 92 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to helping victims and preventing sexual violence.

Someone is willing to kill to keep their darkest deeds buried. - Rumours by A C Arthur

“I love you,” he said, then lunged one last time.
Soon she went still. He tucked a lock of hair behind her ear, feeling peaceful at last. In life, she’d been everything light and good.
In death, she was his, forever.

Sometimes we do unacceptable things - Striving for Acceptance (Striving #3) by B.L. Mooney

18+ “No, actually.” He looked at the package in his hands. “I met someone.” 
I took a step back. I hadn’t expected that. “You did?” 
“Yeah, and I want to be exclusive with her.” He handed me the package. 
“What’s this?” 
“A goodbye gift.” 

High school is difficult enough - Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life by Jo Noelle

The high school setting hits the mark. The characters are age appropriate in their thinking and responses. The romance is likabley sweet as are the characters. It's fun to watch all their growth and see how the sibling rivalry plays out. 
The YA set and some adults will enjoy this read. - Goodreads

Love ties. Murder binds. - Binds That Tie by Kate Moretti

Cover Re-Reveal - The complicated relationships of the main character with everyone around her are so intriguing and Moretti really does a great job of building a love/hate relationship towards her. The dialogue is well thought out and completely believable. I felt like I was there. Highly recommended read. - Goodreads

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

If you’re lucky, you might get what you need - Broken People (Broken People #1) by Ioana Visan

Excellent stories that will leave you yearning for more. These are insightful vignettes of the characters that will populate the author's highly anticipated novel, The Broken People. It reminded me of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles, but this is a more sophisticated and nuanced adult version that is both inventive and a bit disturbing. I highly recommend these engaging stories.- Amazon

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Romania - Sarbatori de Iarna

Romania - Sarbatori de Iarna

Doar pentru adrese de livrare din Romania

Meet an author: Pauline Creeden

And the ending! It was so good, making me wish the sequel was already out. Although, I haven't been told there was sequel, but the way it ended, there better be. Ha!

Very clean read, if you don't mind a little gore. We are dealing with zombies here, but it wasn't over done either. If you love the end-of-the-world type of a story, a bit of horror, thriller, and a touch of romance, check it out! - Goodreads

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

"Action, intrigue, adventure...this page turner has it all" - A Grave Inheritance (Goddess Born #2) by Kari Edgren

"Action, intrigue, adventure...this page turner has it all, as well as one incredible cliff hanger. Stay tuned for the third installment. If you enjoyed the first book, you will love this one." - Book Lovers Paradise

A haven for ghosts who exist among the living - American Specter by Rasheedah Prioleau

By the time I became a fan of their works, they already had an audience and were able to rise above pushing the proverbial envelope and just tell the story. When I think about authors that I would consider being my contemporaries, I think we are still cutting our teeth on these mentors.

Kids Moments - A City Full of Santas by Pooja Sardana,

The story starts out with Santa going to fill stockings and what a surprise he received.
This book is a great book to read to children during the Christmas season. Christmas is more than receiving gifts. 
I highly recommend this book to read to your children. - Goodreads

Hark---A Christmas Collection by Justin Bog

I think this would be a great gift for the readers in my life, and now that I've read this, I'm anxious to read some of his other short stories and novels. His stories don't sugar-coat life and all the travails it can deliver, but he has this amazing ability to find the silver lining, even when everything feels sad.- Goodreads

Meet an author: Natalie-Nicole Bates

Natalie-Nicole Bates writes the most amazing characters. She makes the reader care about them in a short time.
She adds elements to her stories that others may not think to put together.
Reading any of her novellas is a treat and often I end up wishing they were longer. I do not want her stories to end. - Goodreads

Monday, December 22, 2014

Death came first - Edge, Episode One: Season One (Edge, Serial Book 1) by Jamie Magee

Reveca Beauregard had long ago been dubbed the Queen of Darkness by the dead. [...]
Those deaths came from wars the Sons fought with both the mortal and immortal worlds, as they bent the decrees of the modern lawmen and the paranormal world at large who had no hope of opposing the dark splendor of their vengeance.

Accept this V.I.P. pass - The Devil's Lair (Back-Up #4.5) by A.M. Madden

"The Devil's Lair brings them all back together again and pulled me even more into this series. I loved every word of it. I wiped tears from my eyes more than once, and for more than one reason. AM's writing has always been great in my eyes, but the storyline, the feelings, and the intensity of this book are all top-notch!!! I loved every word and every feeling"- Goodreads

Will he forgive? - Dare to Submit (Dare to Love #4) by Carly Phillips

18 + Amanda and Decklan have to submit their hearts and minds to each other as well. I loved their relationship. It was utterly seductive, and entrancing. Amanda submits to Decklan in a way they both crave, but outside of the bedroom, and sometimes inside as well, she holds her own. - Goodreads

They shut out the chaos with a kiss - Bittersweet (Love Edy #2) by Shewanda Pugh

He couldn’t watch that. He couldn’t stand this. Swarming, aimless flashing lights, the methodical sectioning and combing of here and there, and Wyatt’s swinging arm, slipped out to greet him.

He’s dead. No one loses that much blood and lives.

Can you stand the test of time and move forward as one? -Lost Until You by J.R. Grant

18+ Relationships are handed different obstacles to face, but in this case, two people are left pondering what society says is correct. 
If you love someone with your whole heart, more than anything in the world, they become worth the fight

This unexpected girl challenges everything he knows… - The Game (That Girl #2) by H.J. Bellus

From the very first page on you will be completely captivated and unable to put this book down. The Author has an amazing way of making you feel as if you are actually the one living out the story. The emotional depth that has been put into this book is just incredible. 
This is an absolute must read that will leave you dying for more! I can't wait to see what else HJ has up her sleeve! - Goodreads

Their battle has just begun - Claiming Serenity (Seeking Serenity #3) by Eden Butler

“I'm no Prince Charming. I’m not good for anyone and I doubt I ever will be.” [...]
“If I said I didn’t care about you, that would be a lie. I do. Am I in love with you?” He waited, measuring her expression, relaxing when she didn’t look afraid. “No, sorry, I’m not. But I like the way we move together.

What to Read After FSOG: The Gemstone Collection (WTRAFSOG Book 9)

18++ What to Read After FSOG: The Gemstone Collection (WTRAFSOG Book 9) by Kristine Cayne, Terry Towers, Beverly Preston, Lacey Wolfe, Nikki Lynn Barrett, Anne Conley , Diana Bocco, Melissa Blue, Leigh Ellwood, Keira Kohl 

What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey (#WTRAFSOG) began as a Facebook page created by Summer Daniels dedicated to helping book lovers discover great reads after FSoG. The page has grown in popularity and now has over 90,000 followers!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop International

Click HERE or HERE to see the list of blogs participating to this hop!


Any book you want, up to $20

A fantastical adventure through the hidden secrets of the shielded realms - Sapphire (The Shielded Realms Book 1) by Elayne Griffith

A modern fairy tale woven with truths about staying the course, faith in the face of not knowing and trusting the journey to unfold to its amazing promise. With it's whimsical characters, and the depths of each setting, Griffith takes us through a memorable story of a young girl's growing up through her life's fantastical changes. Great reading!! - Amazon

Her quest for justice puts her in the path of evil - Dusty Chronicles series by B.J. Sheldon

Dusty and Jack’s story took me totally by surprise. [...]
There are so many plot twists that I couldn’t put the book down for long because I wanted to see what happened next. A few scenes made me gasp, and want to beat the character involved.
The dream sequences – one word - Amazing. - Goodreads

Death is everywhere. - Camryn Cruise series by Brina Courtney

It was very vivid, Camryn herself is a tough cookie, and the cliffhanger ending will keep you on your toes till the next installment comes out. [...] and that's the best part of the book, reading about The Sick and thinking, "Wow, this could be real." It's the clincher that makes this a YA story worth reading. -Goodreads about Book#1

Can they put their differences aside? - Scorch (Hailey Holloway #3) by K.C. Stewart

I know it all sounds bonkers, but this is one crazy train you will want to hop on and and buckle yourself in for the ride. I was up all night reading this until my eyelids would not stay open any longer. Set aside a good chunk of time when you pick up this book, as you will not want to put this down. - Goodreads (about Book#1)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A protagonist that people today could relate to - Polarity Breach: Divine Spark by Frankie Stevens

Fantasy provides escapism from our mundane lives, a chance to imagine a world where the ordinary and extraordinary blur like water that touches your eyeball, a place where things don’t remain the same for very long. However, we forget that people in fantasy worlds experience strife and challenges which are often more vigorous and dangerous than what we experience

Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see - Spell for Sophia (Teen Wytche Saga #4) by Ariella Moon

Could not put it down... Delightful charismatic characters with endearing relationships that reflect honest, genuine relationships. The plot twist and turns in some surprising directions that skillfully reconnect with the other stories in the series. Young adult perhaps, but an enjoyable read for any age. Looking forward to the next installment. - Amazon