Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Title: Magic Shifts
Series: Kate Daniels #8
Author: Ilona Andrews
Release Date: August 4th 2015

In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

I'm completely in love with the Kate Daniels series! I've already re-read all but two of the series this year so far, and I'm super excited for the next book. Kate Daniels has everything I love in a story! Lots of action, some romance, and a freaking kick ass heroine, with a hot alpha male! It's totally awesome. Then you get to add in some paranormal aspects to it, and it just makes the perfect series! Now, the book needs to hurry up and come out! 
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Title: Sustain
Author: Tijan
Rating: 

I had a simple life. 
I worked two jobs, made ends meet, and hung out with my mom and twin brother. The other part of my life was about avoiding him, but when SWAT raided my boyfriend’s home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again, but I had to be honest. It wasn’t a hard sell. Playing drums was in my blood. I used to be addicted and that craving hadn’t been satisfied in three long years. The only problem was their lead singer. 
It was him. 
The drums might not have been the only thing I was addicted to. I think I was still addicted to him too.

Sustain begins when Bri and her boyfriend break up after finding out he was a drug dealer. Now, her twin brother wants her back in the band that she use to be in, and she's not sure it's good idea. Her old best friend, and the man she's loved for a long time, Luke is in that band. And now he hates her. Faced with a world of confusion and change, Bri isn't sure what to do. But she knows she can't give up. 

This book was pretty good. I kind of felt like there really wasn't much to Bri and Luke. I guess because we didn't get to see much of them together, but it still felt like something was missing. Other then that the plot line was very interesting. And I did enjoy all of the characters, including the side ones as well. I look forward to more in this series now. 
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Title: A is for Abstinence
Series: V is for Virgin #2
Author: Kelly Oram
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Six-time Grammy Award-winning musician Kyle Hamilton has it all—money, fame, talent, good looks, and a job he loves. His only regret in life: walking away from a certain notorious virgin because he was too prideful, stubborn, and even afraid to give her the only thing she asked of him—his abstinence.

Four years and a broken heart later, Kyle realizes that sex isn’t everything, and he suddenly can’t stop thinking about the girl that got away. Virgin Val Jensen got under his skin like no one else ever has. He wasn’t ready for her then, but things are different now. He’s grown up, he’s learned a few things, and he’s finally figured out exactly what he wants, or, rather, who he wants.

Kyle Hamilton wants a do-over, and this time he’s willing to do—or not do—whatever it takes.
 

A is for Abstinence begins four years after the first book ended. Things with Kyle are completely different now. He had a fiance, and then he didn't He realizes that maybe sex isn't everything, and that the one girl who got away may not be that far away after all. Val on the other hand is just living life. She doesn't have many relationships with guys, and she's constantly working.  When these two come back together sparks ignite, and the push all the limits this time. And they give the whole world a new show! 

This one wasn't as good as the first one, but I still enjoyed it. I kind of wished we had more from Val's point of view, but it was still nice to have it from Kyle. I totally loved what he did to try to win Val back. It was really sweet, and thoughtful! The story line of this one was good, and I loved all of the characters as well. And the ending was freaking awesome! It was a perfect HEA! 
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Title: Her Last Resort
Author: Fiona McGier
Rating: 

She is ex-CIA, a hunted woman used to relying only on herself. He is ex-KGB with connections to those who can help her but she may not let him. She tries to salvage any kind of relationship with the adult her child has become.

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Her Last Resort begins with Stella getting rid of the latest threat to her life. She's been out of the business for the past two years, yet someone wants her gone. When she gets the opportunity to take a vacation with her daughter she takes it, thinking she can hopefully hide out for the next few weeks without being ind anger. The problem with that is, it won't last. And along the way she ends up meeting a very hot Russian, who can't seem to stay away from her. These two have a lot more in common then they think. They slowly start a relationship, and try to figure out who is hunting her before it is too late! 

This book started out a little bit slow to me. I wasn't really sure where it was going, or what was really going on. But once it got more into it, the book became awesome! I really really enjoyed it. I loved the relationship building between Stella and her daughter. And I really loved the romance between Stella and Ivan! It was all beautiful, along with the very interesting story line, made a very good book! I'm so glad I was lucky enough to get an arc copy of this one! 
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by ShootingStars Reviews 8:49 AM 1 comment
Title: Jem
Author: Michelle Abbott
Rating: 

Two injured, stubborn souls meet unexpectedly. Will they save each other from their demons or have they been too damaged for too long to see past the pain?

Growing up, all Jem knew was hatred and the pain from his father's fists. Taunted by the kids at school, he was alone, until a girl with carrot coloured hair sat next to him.

She smiled.
She listened.
She cared.


She was his angel, and he knew he’d love her forever. But Jem’s father hurts him in a way he never expected by taking him away from her.

Now eighteen, scarred inside and out, Jem trusts no one and has worked hard to ensure he'll never be helpless again. But then he runs into his angel. The only problem is she doesn’t recognize him. Jem needs her to remember him, to show him that their time together meant to her what it did to him. For once in his life he wants to have mattered to someone, to her.

Devon is attracted to the muscular, tattooed, pierced hottie standing by the pub quiz machine. That is, until he punches a guy clean across the bar for daring to touch him. She’s had her fill of violent men and intends to avoid this one at all costs.
This is a standalone, new adult contemporary romance. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Jem begins when little four year old Jem goes on vacation with the only person whose ever loved him, his Angel. 
The thing is though, she notices things that shouldn't be on a body, let a lone a four year old body, and tells her parents. From that day on life changes for both Jem and his Angel. 


Years later, they find each other again. But this time things are a lot different. For one, Jem's Angel is running from her past, with a whole lot of baggage along the way. And Jem is still fighting those same old demons. After lots of misunderstandings these two finally get together, but it may not be exactly how they thought it would be. 


This book just wasn't for me. I loved the idea of the story and plot line. But I just couldn't get into it. I really hated how insecure Jem was. And I really hated all of the misunderstandings in the beginning as well. And I didn't really care for the heroine either. I felt like she was a little bit mean to Jem, and judgmental, and sometimes really stupid. 


Other then that the book would have probably been pretty good. Except I had a hard time "feeling" what I was reading, and not just reading it. So again, this just wasn't for me.
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Monday, March 2, 2015



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Meet Bri & Luke in Sustain!  


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I had a simple life.
I worked two jobs, made ends meet, and hung out with my mom and twin brother. The other part of my life was about avoiding him, but when SWAT raided my boyfriend’s home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again, but I had to be honest. It wasn’t a hard sell. Playing drums was in my blood. I used to be addicted and that craving hadn’t been satisfied in three long years. The only problem was their lead singer.
It was him.
The drums might not have been the only thing I was addicted to. I think I was still addicted to him too.




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Luke hit a jarring note on his guitar below, drawing me from the past and back to reality. Seriously. I’d been ready to take on two thugs beside a dumpster for my stupid-ass cousin, but this had ice filling my veins.
I rolled my eyes upward. What was wrong with me?
The melody was addictive. I felt it reach deep inside me and take root. My breathing wavered as he kept playing. He moved down a chord, and the sound of it seeped into me, smoothing out the haunted memories. Then he began singing. His voice was soft and low, but I could hear it as if I were in the room. He was weaving a spell. It was like he threw a spear that had a rope attached to it at me from a hundred yards away, and it embedded deep into my stomach. Then he began pulling on it. I couldn’t fight because it would yank out my insides, but damn, I didn’t want to go with it. This whole thing with Luke was both painful and exhilarating at the same time. I had two urges going through me at once. One was to crap my pants, and the other was to start doing cartwheels.
I was just messed up, which is why I started down the stairs. I still had no clue what to say, but I had to do something.
He was hunched over the guitar in his lap with a beer at his feet. His eyes were closed, and his head hung over the guitar as he hit another chord, his thumb beating out the base. Since he was only wearing jeans, I saw some of the scars on his back. A storm of regret, shame, and longing all swirled inside me. I wanted to go to him, run my hands over those scars, and make them disappear. I couldn’t, though. We weren’t close anymore.
So many ghosts within you
So many haunts to pull you away
You look, I reach out and there’s nothing to do
They take you from me again, far away
I can’t, I can’t, I can’t take your hand
He kept singing, and my heart felt like it was splitting into two, but then he faltered. His eyes opened, and he looked up. He didn’t stop playing, but he stopped singing.
I felt like he was strumming me. I couldn’t look away from his gaze. His thumb stopped hitting the bass, and his fingers slowed on the guitar. “What are you doing here?”
Right. I was pretty sure I was seeing lust in his eyes. With that thought, a fever took over my blood, heating me up. “I,” my tongue wet my lips, “um, I’m here to talk about you and me.”
His gaze clouded over, and his eyelids lowered. He bent his head back over his guitar, but he didn’t start strumming again. “There is no ‘you and me.’ You’re in the band. That’s it.”
I swallowed the lump in my throat. “Luke,” I started.
“No.” He stood up abruptly, setting his guitar to the side. He advanced toward me, his eyes were smoldering.
When my back hit the wall, I realized I had nowhere else to go and could only watch as he closed in on me. A part of me wanted him to keep getting closer; the other part of me was still thinking about crapping my pants.
He leaned a hand against the wall beside my head, keeping a few inches between us. His eyes were hard as he said, “There is no you and me. That died long ago, remember?”




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I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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Title: V is for Virgin
Series: V is for Virgin #1
Author: Kelly Oram
Rating: 

When Val Jensen gets dumped for her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, the nasty breakup goes viral on YouTube, making her the latest internet sensation. 


After days of ridicule from her peers, Val starts a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. She meant to make a statement, but she never dreamed the entire nation would get caught up in the controversy. 



As if becoming nationally recognized as “Virgin Val” isn’t enough, Val’s already hectic life starts to spin wildly out of control when bad boy Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for the hit rock band Tralse, decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge.



How can a girl stay true to herself when this year’s Sexiest Man Alive is doing everything in his power to win her over?

V is for Virgin begins when Val's boyfriend breaks up with him because she told him she was going to wait to have sex until marriage. After a life altering incident she starts a V is for Virgin crusade. She doesn't want to push people to wait, she just wants to give people an outlet. This starts to make a whole lot of crazy stuff to happen in Val's life. Including the fact that she's got a rock band lead singer after her as well. 

This book was very interesting. It was really good and I enjoyed it!  I totally loved the whole teenager-waiting-till-marriage-for-sex! That was so awesome, and so unusual now days. I really loved Val as well. She put up with a whole bunch of crap, but still stayed true to her goals. I really liked the fact that Kyle was also trying to befriend Val. But in the end I didn't really like those two together. It sort of drove me nuts. Not only that I didn't really care for the way the book ended either. But I'm still looking forward to the next one just to see what happens to Val.
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

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This month has been so freaking long. I didn't have a lot of time to read due to some family stuff going on, but it was still an okay month! I'm so looking forward to March, and hoping it will be much better. 

It also seems there are a lot of books coming out in March as well. I can not wait for Soaring by Kristen Ashley to be out! That book is freaking awesome! 

Have a good week everyone! 

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