Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Review: Bandits Hollow by Diane J. Reed

Bandits Hollow (a Holiday Romance Novella in the Robbin' Hearts Series)

Synopsis from Goodreads:
On a clear winter night, the Cold Moon shines a light that illuminates the past… 
Evangeline Tinker has always been as spooky as hell and the best fortune teller this side of the Mississippi. But not even she can hide her passionate history with a notorious outlaw when he comes back to find her in order to finish what they started—from a past life. Yet there’s a reason she left Virgil Hollow once, because a love like that can consume your whole soul. As the December snow collects around Bender Lake and sparkles as bright as Christmas tinsel, Evangeline must decide whether to try and escape through time travel or to trust Virgil enough to open her heart again. Only this time, her psychic powers won’t be able to predict her future…

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Review: Dark Heart of Magic

Synopsis from Goodreads

Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade #2)

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...

My Review: 

 First of all I would like to say that I love Jennifer Estep's writing! I have read her entire Mythos Academy series and now the first two books of this series and I am just awed at how she can completely absorb me in whatever world she is writing about. I always have to wait a couple days before reading something else after finishing one of her books because everything still feels too real for me to move on yet. Dark Heart of Magic was no exception. I immediately found myself once again immersed in this world of monsters and magical mafia type families. Lila is just the type of girl I like to read about. She's smart, savvy, and full of spunk. She could kick most any jerk's butt and doesn't mind letting them know she'll do it. She never fails to make me smile. Then of course I am a sucker for the romance and Devon is super swoon-worthy. I love that instead of the typical bad boy type he is a genuinely good guy who is tough and loyal. You may would think that would be boring but it definitely is not. It just works for him. Maybe because although Lila is supposed to be his body guard he wouldn't hesitate to protect her instead * insert dreamy far off stare here *. Add in a his best friend who's a big flirt who's dating a member of the rival family, the Draconi's, and there's lots of fun excitement to keep me thoroughly captivated from beginning to end. Not too mention that someone is killing monsters and trying to sabotage the Tournament of Blades! If you read the first book, Cold Burn of Magic,there were a couple of shocking revelations in this one that you definitely don't want to miss! I am really looking forward to getting my hands on the next book ( Hope I don't have to wait too long! ). 

I highly recommend the Black Blade series to lovers of YA urban fantasy with some romance and those who enjoyed Estep's Mythos Academy series. 

** I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review ** 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bitterroot post and review

by Heather Hildenbrand & SM Reine

Seventeen year-old Regan Vuk has lived her whole life under the shadow of her future: the pack alpha. She is fast, smart, and determined. According to her own pack members, she is a shoo-in. But Regan’s dad has a secret.

Seventeen year-old Charlie spent her adolescence drifting from place to place with a mother desperate to hide her illegitimate daughter from the unforgiving reality of werewolf pack dynamics. All Charlie has ever wanted is to know her father--and the family that's been kept from her all these years. But most of all, she wants a place to belong in the world. Where she doesn’t have to pretend she can’t sprout fur and paws at will. Being kidnapped on her way home from prom was not she Charlie had in mind.

When Charlie finds out the only way to fit in with her new family is to defeat her long-lost sister for the role of alpha, she refuses. That is until she learns that the strange and alluring vampire she's befriended, Owen, is the same vampire prince that's been promised the winner.

Regan has no doubt that, although she loathes the vampires, it will be her who "wins" Owen. 

Only problem: Charlie's already fallen for him.

Bitterroot is a Young Adult Paranormal with a dose of sibling rivalry... Who will you root for?

Contest! Help spread the word about Bitterroot!

Share the following message on Twitter, FB, or IG OR follow me on any of these platforms and get entered to win a signed swag pack including a paperback of Seasons of the Moon by SM Reine & Dirty Blood by ME! Contest ends 9/26!*

2 sisters. 1 vampires prince. Can family survive forbidden love? #Bitterroot for .99. http://bit.ly/Bitterroot1

*Contest not affiliated with FB, IG, Twitter, or any other outside entity. Must be 13 years or older. Void where prohibited.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Secrets of Blood and Bone

I didn't realize this was the second book in a series when I requested it. So I haven't read the first book in this series yet. I've heard some say that for them this second book was fine as a stand alone novel. I  was pretty confused and although I could piece together the story somewhat I really feel like reading the first book would exponentially increase my enjoyment and understanding of this story.  I feel it would be unfair to judge this book critically since it was my mistake of not realising it was a second book in a series and it definitely seems interesting enough that I'd like to go back and read book one and then reread this one to get a better picture of the whole story.

** I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. **

Saturday, September 12, 2015