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.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
She felt herself being thrown, like a package, inside the van. Her body bounced hard on the rough floor and rolled to a stop, but Stephanie felt no pain. She tried with all her might to get up but her arms and legs felt like limp noodles. Tiny black stars rushed at her from the edges of her vision. The last thing she saw before darkness totally enveloped her was the man with the weird headdress slamming shut the van doors.
From Goodread: "Jennifer Snyder did a wonderful job with both the character development and the plot. There are many unexpected things that happen that kept me intrigued. I’m definitely interested in seeing what is going to happen in book 2. "
From Goodreads: " if you are new to the Spark Series, I will have to urge you to pick them up asap. In my honest opinion, you do not have to read the first three books in the series in order to enjoy “Sting” – it can definitely be read as a standalone novel – but I would still recommend them to all lovers of romance novels: these books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and even slightly turned on."
Dramatic new layers into life in the Land - Uncharted Redemption (Uncharted #2) by Keely Brooke Keith
From Goodreads: "This author does a great job plotting this story of romance and mystery. We all make mistakes, but there is forgiveness for the asking. I love the characters. The author wrote them so well you feel you are right in the midst of their life. "
From Goodreads: "I love a romantic suspense book that has you guessing until the end. This was one of those books. When I read the blurb I got a little excited. It sounded like a really good book. Turns out, it didn’t do it justice. It was an awesome book. "
From Goodreads: "This was such an awesome book which I think everyone should read and will enjoy. It also has the theme that Love is Colourblind and that to really love someone you fall for what's on the inside rather than the outside."
Cover Reveal - Can they both be together again when trust is an issue? When secrets from the past catch up with both of them in the present, can their love truly conquer all?
From Goodreads: "Captivating is the one word that describes this read. Words can be said that love has a scary way of finding its way into ones heart at the very weirdest of times. You have taken the most unlikely couple and joined them together in forever. You will have shown your readers that one’s true self is not too valued but to be cherished by another heart if we only give it half the chance to finding true love without compromise or reservation."
Friday, February 27, 2015
Loyalty can sometimes mean the difference between life and death - Letters to Kezia (The Puritan Chronicles #2) by Peni Jo Renner
From Goodreads: "This is one of those rare books you cannot put down until you’ve finished it. The characters are based upon known facts of the author’s ancestors, and she has transformed them into a ripping tale of trust, lies, and deceit. [...] The characters are rich and compelling. Their adventure is fascinating. "
From Goodreads: "A dark and heartening story of a young girls grief and guilt. This psychological crime thriller had me at the edge of my seat and I could not put it down. I read Guilt in one sitting because I had to know what happened to Mark and how things would turn out for Susan.
A truly gripping story and must-read for psychological thriller fans."
From Goodreads: "This book had me from Oh. My. God. I want one to WTF just happened?!?!!! It was an amazing journey to the reveal of the true personality of these men. This book was nothing short of genius. [...] What a great debut for this author and look forward to reading more of this series and future work by Phalla S. Rios, 5 stars!"
18++ From Amazon: "Every time I read Marata Eros work her imagination blows me away. She does scare me a little with where she comes up with all these characters, plots and ideas. I am even more impressed with how she combines paranormal creatures and adds her own personal twist/take on vampires, druids, etc."
From Goodreads: "I loved Memory's Wake by Selina Fenech. It was a great, easy read and takes place in a world of magic and dragons and all the kinds of things I love in a magical world.
A bonus with this book are the illustrations throughout, these really helped me to picture a scene as it was intended and I also really enjoy looking at good art work."
18++ From Goodreads: "I loved the first book in this series but this goes one better.The two main characters are so likable you find yourself cheering from them from page one. The story has it all heartbreak, angst, and fear : the sex is off the scale and you will never look at a motorbike the same way again !
If you like your rock stars broken and dirty this is an automatic one click for you."
Remembering can rip you apart. - The Problem With Heartache (Crazy in Love, #3) by Lauren K. McKellar
But I didn’t want to lose again. God, please don’t make me lose again.
From Goodreads: "Jennifer Novotney does a masterful job of describing the world she created in her debut novel, Winter In the Soul. Her rich descriptions of the sights, sounds, and smells of Spring Bloom, Summer Harvest, and Winter In the Soul give her readers a sense of being part of the story rather than simply observing it. “The sky was restless. Black and gray clouds moved at a moderate pace, exposing the dark sky and a few bright stars desperate to shine.”"
From Goodreads: "This book was extremely entertaining. It took me back to my high school years when I was obsessively reading R.L. Stine's The Fear Street. Fun, fast-paced and easy to read, this was simply a solid and well-written teen thriller with some elements of family drama and romance. "
She jeopardizes everything Jayson has vowed to protect - The Crystal Keeper (Crystal Keeper #1-3) by Laurisa White Reyes
From Goodreads: "Exile was an amazing read! I loved that it was a cool fantasy 'olden style' with mythical creatures and knights and taverns. Those type of books are definitely my favourite. It was very interesting to see how everything would turn out and in what setting the book was going to be in."
18++ From Goodreads: "We absolutely loved Bolt From The Blue from beginning to end. We simply couldn't put it down until the very end. We fell in love with Nikki and Trixie. We loved every word on every page. We loved their story.So if sexy as sin rock gods is your thing, then we highly recommend Bolt From The Blue to be placed on everyone’s TBR list. You will not be disappointed. A definite 5 star read."
What if nightmares, best kept in the dark, refuse to stay hidden? - Edge of Evil (Dark Secrets #2) by Shea Berkley
Cover Reveal - Dr. Maya Kelbeck believes no matter how unusual her patients’ delusions, she can help. When billionaire Alden Caldwell seeks her counsel to escape a controlling relationship, she’s intrigued by his unusual diagnosis, lycanthropy—her patient actually believes he is over 400 years old and a werewolf.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
From Goodreads: "Love love love this edgy, dark, intelligent tale of 4 ladies (who also happen to be Moms) weekend getaway that turned out to be more than what they had bargained for. This is a well written novel disguised as genre fiction. The imagery is so vivid that I can totally picture this as a movie [...] This is not a novel for the faint of heart. Get it, enjoy it with a glass of wine and an appetite for destruction."
"If you like fantasy and folklore, then I highly recommend Chasing Ravens. I think this is a great book for all ages, not just YA-- I would definitely recommend it for voracious middle-grade readers. Fantasy, adventure, bravery, and a touch of sweet romance make Chasing Ravens a winner in my book." - Goodreads
Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . .The Hidden Library (The Collectors' Society #2) by Heather Lyons
18+ From Goodreads: "Heather Lyons has done it again. The Hidden Library is a heart pounding, gut wrenching, beautifully unique story. The Collector's Society (TCS) series is quickly becoming my favorite.
Heather has such a way with words. She can make me laugh with her subtle humor and two pages later leave me crying from heartbreak."
From Goodreads: "This is a story about love and being able to come out of the dark and actually see the light and there really is true love and happiness that everyone deserves. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone. Gia blew me away with this story and I am dying for more! "
16+ From Goodreads: "Well written and heart warming, we see how Dody changes. We feel her pain, frustration, and roller-coaster of emotions as a care-giver. We also see the heart-breaking changes in Eva. We she what she goes through day by day. I could actually feel what they were going through. [...] One thing that is truly beautiful and wonderful, Dody held onto the unconditional love between Mother and Daughter, and unbreakable bond. A memorable read that will stay with me forever."
"We're going to find it, you know. And when we do, we're going to eat it."
I leaned in as close as I dared and whispered, "If you think I'm afraid of you, then you need to know something. I'm not impressed." [...] She smirked. "We're going to enjoy this."
16+ From Amazon: "This was such a fun book to read. I really loved the characters. I wanted to be home a time winder! I was very glad of the ending. I'm not saying what it was so I don't spoil it for others. I just hope there will be more time winder books."
Jennifer Bernard, the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen series, scores another homerun with a brand-new series about sexy, single baseball players.
18++ From Goodreads: "This was a very interesting read for me. It went beyond an erotic romance novel. It showed what happed when there is a total breakdown of rules and society amongst people. When we are forced to live like animals and only the strong survive. It was chilling to believe that people can degrade to that level of depravity."
Nana changed my diapers. My first day of kindergarten, Nana held my hand. When I came home from school, Nana made me cocoa and sat helping me with homework. Nana cooked my favourite dumpling dinner every Wednesday and made me double-chocolate birthday cake. Nana taught me how to tie my shoelaces and braid my hair. The day I turned sixteen, Mom decided we didn't need Nana anymore.
Evil lurks in the desolate Barrens of Krymzyn - The Infinite Expanse (The Journals of Krymzyn #2) by B.C. Powel
Cover Reveal: Evil lurks in the desolate Barrens of Krymzyn. For millions of Eras, predators with insatiable cravings have prowled the wasteland. When a traitor of the Delta enters their realm, the solitary beasts may finally have a leader to unite them.
She wants freedom from life on the farm.
He wants to forget a life-changing tragedy.
She’s a student desperate to be taken seriously.
He’s a veteran trying to go back to ordinary.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
From Goodreads: "THE GHOST OF YOU is a haunting and captivating YA novel about loss, grief, and how every person deals with the demons of their past differently. It's a beautiful and gripping story that had me hooked from start to finish. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me FEEL. I can't recommend it more highly."
if she’ll just trust him, now and forever… - The Immortal Who Loved Me (Argeneau #21) by Lynsay Sands
18+ From Goodreads: "The romance was both sweet and steamy. [...] The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.
The Immortal Who Loved Me was a wonderful paranormal romance that I really liked. Romance loves, this is a book worth checking out."
16+ From Goodreads: "Milayna is one of those books that you start and don't put down until it's done. It's full of twists and turns and countless breathtaking moments. A story of a brave heroine who's story will leave you wanting more and hanging off the edge. "
18++ From Goodreads: "They are electric, emotional moments that display the heart of their relationship even when they aren’t necessarily talking about their feelings. Kudos to Griffith for presenting the insecurities and trust in ways that put life into the relationship and give readers plenty to swoon over."
"I found myself sad, happy, crying, laughing, and having a difficult time setting the book down and found myself rushing home from work to continue reading. Jeremy's Promise second book in a trilogy by A.R. Talley is an awesome, emotional, romantic, highly recommended, well written story with captivating and engaging characters." - Goodreads
They’re just myths, right? Yeah. Not so much… - Senior Year Bites (The Clanless #1) by J.A. Campbell
From Goodreads: "I recommend this novel to fantasy lover, vampire lit lovers, and readers of YA fantasy. So go check it out, read an excerpt and show some author love. I'm sure a lot of you will enjoy this novel. I certainly did. :) "
18++ From Goodreads: "I loved every bit of this beautiful story. It's very unique and precious, imaginative and yet not too far from reality. In my opinion, it's very important to have an author to depend upon reading a good book. For me Nashoda Rose is in this list, everytime i read one of her books i know i have little gem on my hands."
From Goodreads: "I just love Bonnie R. Paulson. She has a knack for making genres I don't typically read into something I can devour in just a matter of hours. This series is no exception, as I don't typically read Western romance."
Magic is fraught with peril—but so is love. - Lady of the Flames (A Most Peculiar Season #3) by Barbara Monajem
Cover Reveal - From Goodreads: "Boy this one was so hard to put down, it just grabs you right away. I loved the historical with the a little paranormal flare. Do you believe in magic this will make you a believer. Andromeda and Fen had blossoming love, but that was crushed along with Andromeda's brief of magic"
Cover Reveal - After months of separation, the tragic death of Jack, Kate's twin and Noah's best friend, throws them back together. As they try to heal from the horrific loss, will they be able to overcome old wounds or are they destined to live separately forever?
Cover Reveal - From Goodreads: "Fanning’s tight, visual writing is a major asset to Blood Stitches, and you’ll be hooked by the first few pages. From there, Fanning is relentless in pushing you further into a nightmare that handcuffs you in horror yet buoys you with comic relief. It is one of Erin Fanning’s best works, and it competes with 'The Curse of Blackhawk Bay,' one of my all-time favorites."
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
From Goodreads: "There were a few surprising action scenes that were quite enjoyable. [...] I do feel like it is definitely worth a read, and I enjoyed the way the author ended the story. I had a feeling that was going to be how it ended all along. "
From Goodreads: "PT Michelle has created a sexy, enigmatic storyline that will leave you on the edge of your seat anticipating the next plot twist. The chemistry between Sebastian and Talia is palpable with love scenes so hot you'll worry about your ereader short circuiting! It's a good damn thing we were in sub-zero temps this week because I had to go outside to cool off more than once!A brilliant conclusion to an epic, suspenseful series, Blackest Red by PT Michelle is a must read! "
One secret may drive them apart for good - Strength from Loyalty (Lost Kings MC #3) by Autumn Jones Lake
16+ Blythe Sol never would have thought she would become the face of the Restoration Resistance. Yet, that is just what has happened now that the battle lines have been drawn. With the movement sweeping the United States, the stakes are higher than ever as President Drummond continues to prove his dedication to the destruction of the Bionics and all who stand with them.
Love has a way of getting what it wants - Crashing the Net (Game On in Seattle #3) by Jami Davenport
From Goodreads: "I loved this book! Jami Davenport did a fantastic job immersing us in the lives of these characters and really making us feel all that they are as we move through the story. I would highly recommend this book, and the entire Game On in Seattle series. I would suggest that if you haven't read Crashing the Boards that you do so before reading this book."
a frightening new world where everything has changed. - Chosen (The Djinn Wars, #1) by Christine Pope
“The Lord is my shepherd,” I began, then shook my head. What came next? The lines were all jumbled together in my head, nonsense syllables that sounded like something straight out of “Jabberwocky.” And what did it matter, anyway? We weren’t a religious family; we went to Christmas Eve services some years and some years not, maybe Easter. I’d gone to Sunday school when I was really little, but my parents hadn’t even bothered with that when Devin came along.
13+ Set during the battles of Ypres on the Belgian front lines, this novella contributes an extra slice of family history to K.C. Finn’s best-selling Synsk saga. The unspoken truth of the Great War waits for those who, like Kit, are brave enough to discover it.
From Goodreads: "I am pretty close to hero-worshipping right now. There aren’t many authors I would love to get inside the mind of but Park is one of them. It was easy to tell Jessica poured her soul into this novel; she showed this with every word written and each turn of the page. Simply put, her writing is brilliant and all-consuming."
"He leaned in close to my ear, and his hand grazed my thigh. "I forgot to mention this morning," he paused, letting enough time go by that my body caved and pulled toward him like gravity, "I plan on making sure you miss your dinner date with jock boy tonight.""