May 7, 2017

Apologies

hello to all.

I keep getting review requests. And as much as I want to appreciate everyone contacting me. I must unfortunately declined anymore book requests. Stuff has happened in my life has prevented me from having anytime to read. It's very disheartening. But until my life calms down and have the time to start reading again. I will no longer be accepting requests. I apologize for the inconvenience and hopefully one day, things will getter better. I hope you all understand.

January 13, 2017

Review: Her Fiery Viking

Her Fiery Viking Her Fiery Viking by A.J. Tipton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Her Fiery Viking

I've received this book in place of an honest review. This is a short read, it's a prelude to the series itself. It's based around a extremely old Viking named Mikkel and a very angry modern day woman named Joanna. They meet at work, and she is a complete bombshell of rage and hate. He is a man cursed for a lifetime.

This book was very quick and there was no time for build up. It was literally a wham bam thank you ma'am book. They saw each other, the fire lit in the nether regions. One night of drinking and they were all over each other.

The premises of the story and series has some good intentions. But I really enjoy the build up of hints especially romances. This just didn't sit well with me. Though, I am curious about Lola. She seems to be a pivotal character in this series. So though this story was extremely short, there was no build up, and a minor action scene. I would like to give this series more of a chance and see what comes of it before I decide whether or not it's a series I can get into.

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January 12, 2017

Review: Caressed by a Crimson Moon

Caressed by a Crimson Moon Caressed by a Crimson Moon by Amanda J. Greene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caressed by a Crimson Moon

I was given this book in place of an honest review. This is the third book in the "Rulers of Darkness" series. This story takes place surrounding Hadrian the Vampire King who threw himself into exile, because he was going crazy; and Eva a halfbreed shifter. Eva was the bastard daughter of the Alpha of her shifter pack, taken nine years ago after the death of her mother. She was treated poorly because of her halfbreed lineage. Hadrian who has just recently came out of exile and is preparing for his descent back into his clans world, wants to honor a treaty made three hundred and fifty years ago with the shifters, has Falcon go and claim what is rightfully his. The alpha isn't to thrilled about this scenario and refuses to send one of his pure looks daughters to the mad king, so instead he sends Eva his halfbreed daughter, in hopes that the mad king will take care of his dirty work for him. Instead of Hadrian killing Eva like the Alpha was hoping for, he finds something else in Eva.....hope.

As the other two books I have read in this series this one didn't fail to suck me in. However, this one was just a little different than the others. Because one: There is something more to Eva that meets the eye; two: instead of some huge raging battle being prepared for throughout the book, the big battle is actually the battles that Hadrian has to face about himself, and the secrets that are unfolded with Eva. Now don't get me wrong there is a battle scene in this book, but it's pretty bleh compared to the others. However, this book adds a few more pieces that will be unfolded in further books, that of course will keep you hanging on the edge of your seat and keep you wanting more. It sure has me, and I cannot wait to read more of this series.

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January 4, 2017

Review: They Mostly Come Out At Night

They Mostly Come Out At Night They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

They Mostly Come Out at Night

I was given this book in place of an honest review.

They Mostly Come out at Night is a story that revolves around a young man named Lonan. Lonan lives in a small village and is the outcast, he was blamed for some damages and deaths that had happened when he was a child. In this world people have skills called knacks these knacks give a person their purpose in life, every knack has its own special ability. Like healing gives you extra strength and power to help those in need. Cooking you make the most mouth watering meals etc. Lonan though is knack less which makes him being the outcast ever more so.

One day though Lonan starts having these dreams. Dreams of the forest protector for many centuries this protector is called the "Magpie King" in these dreams he sees the life of the prince Adhaly, each dream shows him something different. Lonan thinks they are of things in the present though he comes to learn different on that. These dreams however shape his course and lead him to his destiny.

This book was very well created. The story was clear and concise. The world was created beautifully. However when I first started reading this book I must say I was completely confused on what it was about. However between the folklore stories within the book and the story itself helped bring everything into fruition and it all made sense in the end. This book even had a twist that even I did not see coming. Which actually complimented Lonan's story even more. What I didn't like about this book is that once things really got going for Lonan the book felt rushed, while leading up to it at some points nuts dragged on. Otherwise the book itself as a whole is quite good and deserving of a 4 star review.

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December 26, 2016

The upcoming New Year

Now that Christmas is finally over, things will start calming down. This means I should ha e more time to read hopefully. I know I've gotten behind in my reviews and many apologies for that. However, if you have contacted me for a review and I've accepted it. I still have them in queue and will get to them asap.

December 21, 2016

Review: Caressed by Night

Caressed by Night Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Carressed by Night

I received this book for free for an honest review.
This is the second book in the 'Rulers of Darkness' series. This book is set in Las Vegas Nevada and unlike the previous book this book is set in modern times. So a few hundred years have past. If you read the first book you met Gabriel the outcast who set sail for America. This is his territory however though, you might see more of him; this book is not set around him. It is set around Dimitri and Kerstyn. Dimitri is the last of the true bloods and Kerstyn is just a modern day woman, who is down on her luck.

Fate plays her game once again in putting these two together. It's instant attraction and lust and most definitely a lot of steam. This book seems to be a major turning point into the series as history makes a turn about. Also some insight into how vampires were created in this story, which in my honest opinion was definitely a very creative way to how vampires came to be. I like how this author has added more key characters to the series storyline. This way you know more books will be on their way. I enjoyed this book the same as the last. While reading this one though, I was thinking in my head ok this is going to be a typical, I found my mate she will be mine forever, but in this one there is one difference. It didn't go in the direction I expected it too, the author threw in a nice twist that ended up changing the whole dynamic of the story itself and the characters within. The only problem I had with this story, is that there wasn't enough conflict between the main characters. Kerstyn took everything in stride not really questioning or getting severely angry at anything at all. That's my only complaint with the book. Everything else was just as it should be.

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December 1, 2016

Review: Caressed by Moonlight

Caressed by Moonlight Caressed by Moonlight by Amanda J. Greene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SYNOPSIS:

Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.

Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.

After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire would bind them for all eternity. But treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

MY REVIEW:

I was given this book in place for an honest review. This is book one of the "Rulers of Darkness" series, this book takes place around Dorian the king of his vampire clan, and Victoria an orphaned young woman just trying to keep her sister. Now while reading this book, it immediately had me engrossed. It however, reminded me of Lara Adrian's midnight breed series and of Christine Feehans Carpathian/ Dark series, but set in the Victorian time frame. Which is a good thing because both series and authors are quite amazing. I whipped through this and am glad the author sent me all 3 books. So I can just continue on with the stories without any delay. I definitely liked how this book ended because it set up the next book, that makes it 100% intriguing, and unfortunately I cannot tell you why because it will ruin a few things that need to be read in the first book. So with that being said, if you like authors like Lara Adrian and Christine Feehan, then definitely grab yourself a copy of "Caressed by Moonlight". You won't be disappointed.


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November 27, 2016

Review: The Gift-Knight's Quest

The Gift-Knight's Quest The Gift-Knight's Quest by Dylan Madeley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Gift-Knights Quest

SYNOPSIS:

Welcome to Kensrik, a world vividly imagined by Dylan Madeley, in which his debut fantasy novel The Gift-Knight’s
Quest is set. His book follows the youngest descendants of two families that have traditionally been enemies: the
Kenderleys, who now rule the world’s largest empire, and the Wancyeks, who have been reduced to common status.

“Chandra had yet to fathom why Jonnecht could not have lived and ruled for many long years, or why it was so urgent that she ascend immediately.”

Chandra never asked to rule Kensrik, but fate took a strange course. Known as a usurper and sorceress by most and traumatised by all that has transpired, she is forced to make use of the few loyal allies she has in order to hold together her restless empire. In an attempt to identify and defeat the conspirators who inadvertently landed her in power, Chandra risks putting the lives of many in mortal danger, as well as her own.

Derek is an aimless wanderer – the youngest in a lineage that has long fallen from nobility. He finds himself summoned by tradition to serve a family historically considered his bitter enemy. As he journeys down the same path a fateful ancestor once travelled, he struggles with personal demons and begins to reconsider his loyalty to the mission.

Duke Lenn found one true cause in love and it cost him everything. His legacy shaped the present in which Chandra and Derek find themselves. Now their choice will shape the future of Kensrik...

REVIEW:

I was given this book in place of an honest review. Upon reading this book, I noticed quite a few things. First, the author writing and use of words and descriptions was impeccable. It was a very vivid world of imagination in this book. Second, it had the tendency to bounce around a lot and it had no indication of it until you were already in a paragraph or two, which was really distracting and made the book hard to get through. If it was separated by italics or any indication that it was in a different time in the story, would have made it so much easier to get through. So needless to say, for most of the book I was wholly confused on what was really going on; however, the last quarter of the book when it stopped jumping all over the place did the book become really intriguing and I enjoyed it immensely. It is just saddening that it was only the last quarter that held my attention the most.

I'm not saying it was a bad book by any means, because the writing was great and the character build up was pretty amazing, the plot itself had some definite potential. However be it as it may I can only rate this book three out of five stars because of the constant bouncing around it did, and the confusion it had caused.



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