Showing posts from October, 2012

Review: The Story of Jackson Haddock by Shanora Williams


Title: The Story of Jackson Haddock
Author: Shanora Williams
Series: N/A
Genre: Contemporary Teen/Adult
Got from: ARC
Format: Kindle Book
Publication: Not Yet Release/ Release date set for November 14th 2012
Average Rating: 4.70

SYNOPSIS: What if your family was killed, right before your very eyes?

Life for Jackson Haddock already wasn’t easy but when a man named Cody Walker interrupts his life, things will only turn for the worst. Walker kills Jackson’s family right on the spot. Somehow Jackson escapes and after grieving from his loss, he finds out what Cody Walker is about, what he wanted, and why. After stumbling upon a letter from his father, Jackson promises to find Cody Walker and kill him for the vengeance of his family and his own safety. But as time carries, life gets better, and it isn’t until Belle Fulton comes into his life that he realizes that he can’t trust everyone—not her or even the people around him. The Story of Jackson Haddock is filled …

Review: Winter in Paradise by T.C. Archer

Title: Winter in Paradise
Author: T.C. Author
Series: N/A
Genre: Erotica
Got From: BTS emag review Group
Format: Kindle Book
Publication: October 14th 2011 by Etopia Press
Average Rating: 4.36

SYNOPSIS: No Synopsis found at this moment.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I gave this 2 stars because it was just a ho hum book. While it has potential and I adored the plot of it, I think it could've been better as a full book instead of a novella, where more details and backstory could've been added. But with this book I was pretty much bored through it all, and it's only 25 pages. The sex scene was pretty tame compared to some of the books I have read that belong into the erotica genre. Usually when reading erotica your blood heats up and your temperature rises. But this book while it ended with a happy ending, it just left me feeling cold.

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REVIEW: Beautiful Creatures By Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Series: Caster Chronicles #1
Genre: Young Adult
Got from:
Publication: December 1st 2009 by Little, Brown and Company
Average Rating: 3.78

SYNOPSIS There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most in…

ANNOUNCEMENT: BTS Review Team is ready to review your books!

ANNOUNCEMENT: BTS Review Team is ready to review your books!by Ronda
Our BTS Review Team was especially designed to review for any author placing an ad in the BTS eMag or who is featured in the magazine, if they wish to have one book reviewed. Reviews are not guaranteed; this is a bonus opportunity offered for those authors in the eMagazine. DEADLINE: Since we just got the team together we are past the deadline for December issue reviews. But the team is willing to push their time in order to review as many books as they can. So if you’d like to have your book that is being advertised in the eMag considered for review, your ad must be paid for and book info to include the file format of your book (pdf, mobi, epub) to BTS by Oct 20th." January Deadline: The normal deadline from now on will be a 2 month period before the Ad/Review goes in the eMag. So anyone interested in getting your ad into the January issue, Oct 20th is your cut-off date. This issue will be themed around Indie auth…

Review: The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

Title: The Athena Effect
Author: Derrolyn Anderson
Series: TBD
Genre: Young Adult/ Urban Fantasy
Got From: Author for Review
Format: Kind Book
Publication: August 30, 2012
Average Rating: 4.33

SYNOPSIS: Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in seriou…

Review: Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

Title: Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #11
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From:
Format: Paperback (515 pages)
Publication: February 15th 2011 by Pocket
Average Rating: 4.39

SYNOPSIS: HE VOWED HE’D COME FOR HER . . . Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.


When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.


Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man …


Ok so you know I'm a book reviewer, and well I'm making my way through the trenches and making connections as much as I can.

Well... about a week ago I saw an opportunity that could be fun, and probably beneficial to me later down the road. I just couldn't pass it up, and well it's a good thing I didn't pass it up.


well I am pleased to let you all know that I am now part of a team, I'm now a REVIEWER for: BTS Emag

This was quoted, from one of my team members here's the link to the blog "While this is a new position for myself and the company, and there are all of the specifics to be determined yet – this opportunity offers readers and reviewers exposure to a far larger audience than they might otherwise reach with a traditional book blog. The last issue was 52 pages - all about books. In all genres."
This is all new to me, and I'm pretty sure it will be fun and exciting, and I can't wait to ge…

Review: Dark Flame by Alyson Noël

Title: Dark Flame
Author: Alyson Noël
Series: The Immortals #4
Genre: Young Adult
Got From:
Format: Hardcover (320 pages)
Publication: June 22nd 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published January 1st 2010)
Average Rating: 3.70

SYNOPSIS: Ever is trying to help Haven make the transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat — exposing their secret world to the outside. But Ever's struggle to keep the Immortals hidden only propels Haven closer to the enemy: Roman and his evil companions.

At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman — and longing for his touch. As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume …

Quinns Checks In: Blog Tour

Quinn Checks In
(A Liam Quinn Mystery)
By L.H. Thomson
Series: Liam Quinn Mysteries
Genre: Hard-boiled mystery

A synopsis of “Quinn Checks In,” by L.H Thomson:  Liam Quinn is back in his hometown Philly after three years in the pen for forgery. Now the ex-boxer, ex-art student has been given a chance to make amends by working as an insurance investigator, restoring a little of his family's pride and getting another chance at Nora Garcia de Soria, the woman of his dreams.
But a gallery heist isn't what it seems, and pretty soon, Quinn is running out of people to trust. The biggest mobster in town, a sweetheart named "Vin The Shin," is calling him out; a steady string of lowlifes want his head, and the local police think he's hiding something.
Hey, when trouble comes knocking?
That's when Quinn Checks In.

Reviews for “Quinn Checks In”: (What Others are Saying about this book)
Four Stars from #1 ranked, #1 followed Reviewer Jennifer Hall, AKA Travelle…

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It's pretty sweet, is it November 2013 yet?

Chaos and Secrets: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter....

Chaos and Secrets: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter....: Today is my birthday. Ive spent most of it on pinterest, pinning various items that I think I might need to do/see/make, etc to my boards. I...

Review: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

Title: Biting Cold
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #6
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Got From: Amazon
Format: Kindle Book
Publication:Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 339 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by New American Library
Average Rating: 4.18

SYNOPSIS: Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined.
And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.

MY REVIEW: My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First I just want to say "flippin gnomes", haha they were too funny. But ok on a serious note, the last book left us, with Mallory trying to destroy Chicago, and bringing Ethan back into our lives, Thank you Ms. Neill. This book starts us off with Merit and Ethan heading to Nebraska, to make sure Mallory doesn't get her hands on the Malificium. On the way they…

Just a reminder....

I've been posting random excerpts of chapters I've completed in my book I am writing. Check it out, I always love feedback.

New Blog to follow....Chaos and Secrets

Chaos and Secrets: I'm starting this blog for a few reasons...1) to k...: I'm starting this blog for a few reasons...1) to keep track of all my crazy mis-adventures in this disease we like to call life. B) In honor...

Bored at College today

if you've read my bio I've made up you know that I'm in college full time... well does this tell you what kind of a day I've had today.I was bored listening to my professor in philosophy, he always is so random, but a very sweet man, and he tries to keep things interesting, but while I was listening to him talk, I started writing, first I wrote my Review for Envy. Which is funny considering I hadn't even finished it up yet, though, you knew it was basically winding down from where I was at, so I knew the gist of what it was about. Then after I was done with that I started writing again, only this time it was ideas of where my book is heading, so I jotted down some ideas, and then actually started writing pieces to it. This process lasted throughout the rest of my school day when I had gotten the chance.  I had gotten quite a bit written, now I just need to muster up the energy to type it all in. LOL! Funny how creativity hits you at odd times, at least this time I…

Quinn Checks in by L.H. Thomson- BLOG TOUR!!

Check back October 5th, when I post my review, and Guest Post by L.H. Thomson himself.

Review: Envy by J.R. Ward

Title: Envy
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Fallen Angels #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From: Amazon
Format: Paperback (420 pages)
Publication: September 6th 2011 by Signet
Average Rating: 4.20

SYNOPSIS: As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas "Veck" DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father- while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousingly personal. And Veck and Sophia have another link: Jim Heron, a mysterious stranger with too many answers... to questions that are deadly. When Veck and Sophia are drawn into the ultimate battle between good and evil, their fallen angel savior is the only thing that stands between them and eternal damnation.
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MY REVIEW: My rating: 4 of 5 stars
While I think that Ms. Ward is losing her flare in…