Friday, December 19, 2014

Title: Wicked
Series: Wicked Saga #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Rating:  

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

Wicked begins when Ivy ends up getting hurt one night while out fighting Fae. See, she's part of the Order, which is where she goes off fighting the Fae to help keep humans safe. The problem is this one night when she gets hurt, her whole world seems to get turned upside down. On top of that she has to help the strange, sexy new guy, Ren learn the ropes around town. But he's hiding his own secrets, secrets that could be dangerous, and now Ivy's determined to figure everything out before it is too late. 

This book was packed full of action, romance, and crazy paranormal stuff! I really enjoyed the whole plot line. It hooked me right from the start and I couldn't pull my eyes away from the book until the very last page! It was that good. But I'm coming to learn with this author that she's utterly amazing at doing any type of paranormal book! The heroine in Wicked was freaking awesome as well. She's super brave, and smart! Not only that but the relationship between her and Ren was also awesome. They had a great build up, and I loved them together. Now, the only downside is having to wait for the next book!
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Stripped of her nobility and taken as a war prize, Viette is determined to take control of her life

at all costs, even if it means dominating a King to do so.

At every turn her world is filled with passionate intrigues, silver-tongue lies, and blinding 

deceit. 'Don't bite the hand that feeds you' rings true, especially if the hand is that of Viette.



Excerpt:
He stood abruptly, leaving Viette sprawling to save herself a fall, and stalked to the window. “Ioffered them a plan to forge the largest pillary north of The End Sea. A majority of the profits—” 

He ground his teeth together, his chest heaved with angry breath. “And Aust insults me by fixing  his eyes on you.”

She sat back on her heels, unsure of how to take his words. “It was mere commonplace flattery. 

Nothing more.”

“He wants you.”

“Competition then?”

The thought made her laugh, which only made his mouth twist in revulsion.

This feral jealousy of his excited her. Would he fight over her like a rabid hound? His furious expression fell and vulnerability came through. Hands behind his back, he walked this way and that until he was by the bed again. One hand found its way to her side. He held it there, barely touching, for a moment.

“One thing I won't stand for is for him set his teeth into you to spite me.”

Judy is a Romance and Erotica author who began penning stories a number of years ago. With an eye for trouble and a thirst for kinky intrigues her stories are often a grab bag of wicked delights.

Between the Sheets, Wordpress Blog: http://judycanter.wordpress.com

Twitter: @JA_Canter

Buy Links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O3X2X0U

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-viette-1571116-340.html

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/481615



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Welcome to the Book Blitz for
Ginger Bread Man 
by Lee Strauss! 

RUN RUN RUN
Gingerbread Man – Episode 1
A Nursery Rhyme Suspense
By Lee Strauss
Mystery Sci-fi/ Romantic Suspense

FRINGE meets CASTLE in this New Adult Sci-fi Mystery Suspense.

College girl meets boy online.
A killer targets girls like her.
She's next on the list.
The boy wants to save her.
She thinks it's him.

It's worse than they both think.

RUN RUN RUN is the first part of a three part episode - Gingerbread Man - in the romantic suspense series, A Nursery Rhyme Suspense by Amazon best-selling author Lee Strauss. 

Episode release dates:
1) Run Run Run - December 31
2) As Fast As You Can - January 7
3) You Can't Catch Me - January 14

Gingerbread Man (ep 1-3) complete - January 28

RUN RUN RUN is available for PREORDER on Amazon!

Buy on December 31
Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Google Play

Excerpt:
SAGE
“I met this guy,” Teagan said quietly. “He said something that kind of creeped me out.”
I blinked several times as I processed this and twisted to face her. “You’re online dating?”
She shot me a horrified look. “No! It’s not a dating site. It’s a campus chat room.”
Nora swung her legs around and returned to a sitting position. “What’d he say?”
“Well,” Teagan began, “he told me that there had been a rape and that I should be careful.”
I didn’t get it. “Why does that creep you out?”
“Because he told me about the rape before it happened.”
What? Nora and I chimed in together. “Before?”
I leaned forward and asked, “He predicted the rape? How?”
Teagan shrugged. “Maybe he’s psychic?”
“Or,” Nora began, “he did it. His way of playing with your head.”


AS FAST AS YOU CAN


YOU CAN’T CATCH ME

Read all three episodes by January 14 or wait until January 28 for the compete boxed set.
GINGERBREAD MAN
(episodes 1-3 complete)

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Title: Whiskey Rebellion
Series: Addison Holmes Mystery #1
Author: Liliana Hart
Rating: 

My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiance left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash. The truth is that I'm pretty much used to disasters following me around on a daily basis, but I could have gone without finding my principal dead in the parking lot of a seedy gentlemen's club. After the initial shock of finding my first dead body, which included throwing back shots of Jack Daniels like it was water, I decided to take stock of my life. I was in a desperate situation and if the school board ever found out I'd been a stripper, even a bad stripper, I'd be jobless as well as fiance-less and homeless. Fortunately, I had a friend who felt sorry enough for me to give me a job doing some surveillance work at her detective agency. Not to mention the fact that I was now able to stick my nose into other people's business for a good cause, find a murderer, and pick up helpful tips from an incredibly attractive detective. Come check out my story and be thankful your life is relatively normal. Other Full-Length Titles by Liliana Hart DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS CATCH ME IF YOU CAN ALL ABOUT EVE PARADISE DISGUISED What readers are saying: Romancing the Book - "An entertaining, fun read." Romanceaholic Book Review - "This book is hysterical. It's a true comedy of errors...A perfect summer read... lighthearted and funny" Reader review at Barnes & Noble - "I haven't read a book this funny since the first few Janet Evanovich books... A definite recommendation for everyone.""


Whisky Rebellion begins when Addison finds herself down on her luck. She needs a new home, and she's trying to make extra money to get it, even working at a seedy strip club. But on her first and last day, she ends up finding a dead body, and meeting a very hot detective. Now, Addison is trying to figure out what happened to the man she find, and figure out who is stalking her. But things go from bad to worse for her, and she ends up in even more danger then ever. 

This book as okay. I liked it, but I felt Addison was a little over the top. So, much over the top that she got annoying after a while. I could only handle her for so long. Other then that the plot line was really interesting, and as Liliana Hart seems so good at, the mystery was awesome! I'm not sure if I will read more in this series, but it was still something interesting to pass the time with. 
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Title: Possession of My Soul
Series: The Three Immortal Blades #1
Author: Kia Carrington-Russell
Rating: 

Possession of My Soul 

The Three Immortal Blades is a captivating story about Karla Grey, an ordinary young woman struggling with a unique ability. Karla is a Shielder; an exceptional fighter born with the rare ability to project a shield for protection. However, Shielders are not the only kind that possesses such a talent. The Shielders battle a war that has been raging for centuries against the Starkorfs, who endeavor to harvest humans and Shielders alike to obtain immortality and power. 

Amidst the chaos of war and death that surrounds her, Karla must also confront the charming Elemental Breathers. Powerful and volatile, the mysterious Elemental Breathers are quick to conjure up the element they inherited power over at birth. Unfortunately for the Shielders, the Elemental Breathers also have at their disposal a depth of knowledge unmatched by any living being, making them indispensable to the Shielders in their quest for truth. 

Whilst engaged in battle Karla begins to hear a woman’s voice echo in her head and throughout her dreams. Karla faces many new and daunting challenges while simultaneously searching for a reason as to why the unknown woman seeks to possess her body. 

Karla must unravel the purpose of her curse. Finding herself embroiled in a bitter war armed with a talent she has yet to gain control over, she fights to find a way to end it all. But first she must learn to never let her shield down. The woman manipulating her thoughts may be dormant for now but she has every intention of possessing Karla. Mind, body, and soul. 

Karla must choose between right and wrong: the charming Lucas and the selfless Paul, death and life, lies and truth. Within this new reality the search for the Three Immortal Blades starts.

Possession of My Soul begins when some strange things start happening to Karla, and she thinks she's being followed. Then the strangest thing of all happens.. Something no one can figure out exactly why it happened. It leads Karla to a whole new world with things she never once thought existed, and people she's unsure if she can trust. Now, she must struggle to figure things out before it's too late, and get back to her family. 

This book hooked me from the prologue! That was freaking awesome, however, the rest of the story wasn't as great as that. I think it was because I never really connected with or liked the heroine. I didn't like how she came off at first, and then I really didn't like how she seemed to cry all the time. Other then that though the whole plot line was very interesting, and unique. It had lots of twists and turns that totally surprised me all the way to the end. This is a very interesting story, and I look forward to reading more. 
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Welcome everyone to the weekly meme, 
That's What He said Thursday! 

Hosted by chapterbreak


This weeks quote is....


"Charlotte, I swear," He murmured against my skin. "You make me want to put on armor, swing  up on a white horse, and slay dragons for you." -Brandon to Charlotte! 

From 

                          The Mischievous Mrs. Maxfield by Ninya Tippett

The wrong girl is sometimes The Right One.

Charlotte Samuels thought she’d be stuck waiting tables at Marlow’s until all her debts are paid off—in about ten thousand years or so.

She definitely didn’t expect a marriage proposal from the arrogant Brandon Maxfield who was mysteriously blackmailed by his father to make her his wife if he didn’t want his least favorite cousin to run Maxfield Industries.

Charlotte’s instinct was to say HELL NO! but she’s stumped by a few obstacles:

1. His old man Martin Maxfield is dear to her heart and has been recently deteriorating in health. 
2. She gets a million dollars if she stays married to Brandon for a year. 
3. She rather likes the opportunity to teach the attractive but awfully rude man a few lessons he didn’t think he needed from a ‘teenage gold-digger’—his term of endearment for her on their first date—er, business meeting. 

So what’s a girl got to do, right?

Sure, she’s young and a little rough around the edges but there’s something her would-be husband didn’t know about her yet—she’s nothing like he ever expected.

Thrust into the glitzy world a standard-issue Mrs. Maxfield would fit perfectly and rule with impeccable social grace, Charlotte will either have to force herself into the mold or break free of it, risking what little she has left for everything that she can gain.


This is an awesome funny story about a woman who isn't  afraid to stand up for what she believes, and speak her mind. I totally adore Charlotte in this book, and wish I could be her one day! She's an extremely wonderful person, and I seriously wish she was real. 

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ONE CHOICE CAN MAKE AN IMMORTAL HUMAN.

BUT WHAT CHOICES NEED TO BE MADE TO GO BACK AGAIN?

The revolutionary year following Serenay "Ren" Avalon's eighteenth birthday could rival Clark 

Kent's entire adolescence.

After her mother and her grandmother were killed in a car bomb explosion at the heart of their sleepy hillside town where nothing extraordinary usually happens, she discovers that her mother 
is actually alive and in hiding, her long lost father is a Father, and her best friend, who turns out was once an Archangel, has taken a gargantuan step back in his evolution to live on Earth with her for the past thirteen lifetimes. And besides being the only one in her immediate circle with a serious case of past life dementia, she learns that during her first lifetime, she was married to one of the greatest teachers history has ever known who is now the gorgeous lead singer of a hot new rock band taking the world by storm, and who is keen to meet up with her again in the twenty first century.

As Ren realizes that the powerful family name she bears also brings with it the promise of an unnatural death, she is reminded that it has always brought hope to people on both sides of the veil, human and Tor. As the world draws closer to being completely shrouded by the dark cloaks of her age-old enemies, the Bloodstones, she now, more than ever before, has to draw strength from her origins to protect her family and their ancient truth from this global force responsible for torturing and killing centuries of her ancestors.

As she struggles to unearth who she was, who she is, and who she chooses to be, as well as 
the expectations of her first mortal love and the heavenly love she has always guiltily denied, she has until midnight on the Solstice find a way to bring light to a compromised heart and to a world on the brink of perpetual darkness.

This first book in The Rosefire Trilogy by debut YA author, Ky Lehman, is a reminder of how the choices we make in the throes of love, loss, hope, and adversity are what makes the divine human, and the human divine.

Excerpt:
“Come on, Renay! You’re as slow as a wet week,” she snaps.

“Right behind you,” I grumble, trying to coax my jelly legs to step out of the car.

She bustles us inside and disarms her house alarm. She grabs my hand, leads me straight to 
the navy blue comfy couch and gestures for me to sit. “Drink?” she asks.

“No, thanks.”

She goes to the kitchen and gets me a tall glass of water anyway.

Then everything goes from strange to downright bizarre when she sits down, squishes in next to me, puts her arm around my shoulders and rests her cheek on my hair. I am wedged in between her and the armrest: I couldn’t move if I tried, and I honestly don’t want to. Hugs from my one and only aunt are like sunny days in the winter. They are rare. They are warm. They smell of cream and cinnamon. They go by too quickly. And you know you’ll have to wait a while for the next one.

“Look at me, Renay,” she gently commands. Bleary eyed, she carefully scans my face and sighs.

It seems she is already regretting what she is yet to say. A chill of forewarning forces a shiver: it sets my heart pounding and my legs that have finally regained feeling start to twitch and shake, preparing to run. She senses my panic and holds me tighter, and starts to softly hum a familiar tune that Nanna must have used to calm her down too. Slowly, the dread resides and the warmth returns. My stiff posture thaws allowing me to slump into her side. Realising she has been given the green light, she takes a deep breath and starts talking.

Aunt Romey has never been one to beat around the bush. Simple English. No fluff. The bare 
facts followed by her opinion of them. But this time, the candour I usually appreciate brings with it a realisation that hits me so hard, that, for the first time since the bomb went off, I am relieved the undercooked takeout chicken kept me home that night.

Bedtime stories that once lulled me into sweet dreams now leave me feeling cold, heavy and 
sick.

Horrifying truth gives a voice to the intoxicated mutterings of a grieving husband and father.
Nanna’s fairy tales.

Georgie Pa’s drunken rants.

All of the frayed strands and loose ends I’ve obliviously left hanging tangle and weave into the blood stained tapestry that is Aunt Romey’s history lesson.

Three versions of the same unfathomable story, each with its own conclusion. The fairy tale 
ends in hope.

The drunken rant ends in fear.

And the history lesson will only end with the death of the Three Roses, who my newfound 
enemies believe are Nanna, Mum and me.

Surrounded by the ghosts of our ancestors and their vindicating screams, I cling to the only olive branch within reach.

Mum may be on the run, but she is alive and well.

But the sinewy little branch is not strong enough to bear the weight of centuries of lost life. It snaps, and I limply fall into large, familiar, bloodstained hands that carry me off into the black quiet.


KY LEHMAN is a novelist, a children's author, a teacher of swimming and water safety, wife toher high school sweetheart and the proud mother of their three very tall sons. She lives in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia with her husband and their children where she is currently writing the second book in The Rosefire Trilogy, The 13th Rising.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS & WEBSITES

https://www.facebook.com/kylehman

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@KyLehman13

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ref=asap_B00NV62M4M_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418144085&sr=1-3

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-13th-descent-ky-lehman/1120345224?ean=9781501015458


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