November 28, 2012

Review- Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh

Blaze of Memory- #7 Psy-Changling Series- By Nalini Singh
Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling, #7)*Paranormal Romance
*Format this was read in was paperback (373 pages)
*Published- November 3rd 2009 by Berkley
*Average Rating (3.96)



***SYNOPSIS***
A woman without a past becomes the pawn of the man who controls her future...

Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who she is. All she knows is that she's dangerous. Charged with protecting his people's most vulnerable secrets, Dev is duty-bound to eliminate all threats. It's a task he's never hesitated to complete...until he finds himself drawn to a woman who might prove to be the enemy's most insidious weapon yet.

Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity. Her only hope is Dev. But how can she expect to gain the trust of a man who could very well be her next target? For in this game, one must die..


***MY REVIEW***

  This was an interesting one, mainly due to the fact that it was a psy-changeling relationship. It was a psy-forgotten relationship. Forgotten are the psy's who never went into Silence. Well Katya was supposed to die in the explosion at lab, but she didn't she was held onto by Ming, and was literally mind raped into the point that she was his toy. She was supposed to kill Dev, the director of the place that helps the forgottens children be found rescued and taught to use their powers. When she is left on Devs doorstep, she has amnesia. But everyday more of her memories are recovered, and as she remembers more and more, the more and more she realizes that she is glad to be in devs arms rather in Mings clutches. During the entire book they both deal with the fact that she is a weapons of ming waiting to deploy, but yet they are drawn to each other, and end up falling for each other. By the end it's quite sad, but of course this wouldn't be a PNR if the characters didn't get their HEA. And of course a new twist was brought up in the end as well, but you must read it to find out.

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November 24, 2012

To all authors, who I have books of theirs to read

I'm sorry I haven't gotten to your books yet. I've been so busy trying to get myself caught up with school I haven't had much time for really anything else. I will get to them ASAP. Please bear with me during the final few weeks of my classes.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA
 haha...happy studying to all of those in college. :)

November 21, 2012

REVIEW: Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #1)Title: Viscious Circle
Author: Linda Robertson
Series: Persephone Alcmedi #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback 384 pages
Publication: June 11th 2009 by Pocket
Average Rating: 3.69

~SYNOPSIS~
Being a witch doesn't pay the bills, but Persephone Alcmedi gets by between reading Tarot cards, writing her syndicated newspaper column, and kenneling werewolves in the basement when the moon is full -- even if witches aren't supposed to mingle with wolves. She really reaches the end of her leash, though, when her grandmother gets kicked out of the nursing home and Seph finds herself in the doghouse about some things she's written. Then her werewolf friend Lorrie is murdered...and the high priestess of an important coven offers Seph big money to destroy the killer, a powerful vampire named Goliath Kline. Seph is a tough girl, but this time she bites off more than she can chew. She needs a little help from her friends -- werewolf friends. One of those friends, Johnny, the motorcycle-riding lead singer for the techno-metal-Goth band Lycanthropia, has a crush on her. And while Seph has always been on edge around this 6'2" leather-clad hunk, she's starting to realize that although their attraction may be dangerous, nothing could be as lethal as the showdown that awaits them.

~MY REVIEW~
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

at first while reading this book I was all "great another strong female character who whines and moans about having to be the big barney bad ass" So of course my opinion then wasn't that great. But then things got more interesting and wouldn't you know it I couldn't put the book down until I was finished with it. pretty good story overall, only reason I didn't give it five stars was because of the whining and moaning. That's just because I get irritated with whiney, crybaby "oh my poor soul" lead characters. I like the ones who are all liked "yeah it sucks, but suck up buttercup, because there is evil out there and I'm just the chick to put it in its place."

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REVIEW: Fate's Edge

Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3)Title: Fate's Edge
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Ebook 384 pages
Publication: December 2011 by Penguin
Average Rating: 4.09

~SYNOPSIS~
Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she's determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades...

Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he's going to need Audrey's help..

~MY REVIEW~
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I adored the first two books, this one wasn't as good. However I did enjoy seeing more of the boys. That was worth the entire read. This one just wasn't as exciting as the first two, but it doesn't deter me from the series so that on its own was worth reading this book.

November 17, 2012

REVIEW: Working for the Devil

Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1)Title: Working for the Devil
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Series: Dante Valentine #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Got From: Wal-Mart.com
Format: Paperback 403 pages
Publication:  March 1st 2006 by Aspect
Average Rating: 3.83

SYNOPSIS:
When the Devil needs a rogue demon killed, who does he call?

The Player: Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody's business. But one rainy Monday morning, everything goes straight to hell.

The Score: The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a rogue demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It's an offer she can't refuse.

The Catch: How do you kill something that can't die?

MY REVIEW:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dante Valentine is the best necromance there is, and she is called by the Devil himself to do a job for him. This job is to kill the guy who just happens to be a demon that killed one of her friends. She is paired up with a demon named Jaf. She sets out on an adventure that takes her clear across the world to get this guy. Meanwhile she has a run on with her ex, a member of the MOB family. So between evading her old feelings for him, and finding her friends killer/demon, and figuring her feelings for Jaf, it turns into a wild ride all the way around for Dante. Great book, loved the world setting the plot and the character the ending left me a little sad though, but we will see how the other books go.

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REVIEW: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Gentlemen Prefer Succubi (Succubus Diaries, #1)Title: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
Author: Jill Myles
Series: Succubus Diaries #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Got from: Wal-Mart.com
Format: Paperback 329 pages
Publication: December 29th 2009 by Pocket Star
Average Rating: 3.85


SYNOPSIS:

Who Knew An Angel Could Get A Girl In So Much Devilish Trouble?

Jackie Brighton woke up in a Dumpster this morning, and her day has only gotten weirder. Her familiar B-cups have somehow become double Ds, her sex drive is insatiable, and apparently she had her first one-night stand ever...with a fallen angel. All she remembers is gorgeous Noah's oddly hypnotic blue eyes...and then a dark stranger whose bite transformed her into an immortal siren with a sexy itch. With help from Noah, Jackie begins to adapt to her new lifestyle; until she accidentally sends Noah into the deadly clutches of the vampire queen and lands herself in a fierce battle for an ancient halo with the queen's wickedly hot righthand man. Who just happens to be the vampire who originally bit her. How's a girl supposed to save the world when the enemy's so hard to resist?


MY REVIEW:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven't read many books about succubus's but this one, was a great one to read. It wasn't exactly light, but it was an easy read. It was funny, and romantic in some areas, and the fact that you have a fallen angel and a vampire pining for you, double yum. This was an exciting book, and I'm glad for this being a series, and I can't wait to dive into the next book.

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November 11, 2012

Review: Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh

Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6)Title: Branded by Fire
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #6
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From: Walmart.com
Format: Paperback 345 Pages
Publication: July 7th 2009 by Berkley (first published May 22nd 2009)
Sold at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Walmart.com
Average Rating: 4.30



SYNOPSIS:

The Psy/Changeling series is "PARANORMAL ROMANCE AT ITS BEST"
When a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped, DarkRiver sentinel Mercy, a cat, and SnowDancer lieutenant Riley, a wolf, must work together to track the young man-before his shadowy captors decide he's no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it'll leave them both branded by fire. (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)


MY REVIEW:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mercy & Ryley, what an awesome couple. It's not very often you see two dominants end up like they did. I would say it was a great cat and mouse book, however it's more appropriate to say it was a great Wolf and Leopard book, hehe, lame I know. However, this book delves more into the war that's breaking out in their world. And other factors that I can't wait to read about. I'm so excited about reading about Hawke. He intrigues me and can't wait to delve deeper into him. Nalini Singh, is a great writer I love her books, I'm so glad I was recommended to this series, cause I have enjoyed every single book I have read so far, and I am sure I will enjoy the further books in this series as well.

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November 9, 2012

ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY

Happy one year Blogiversary to Book Lover's Cozy Cafe. It saddens me to say that I can't do any giveaways or contests because I don't have the means for it at this time.

But I do want to give a big thank you to all who follow my blog, and enjoy it.

So thank you, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you.



November 8, 2012

Review: Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands

The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau, #12; Rogue Hunter, #3)Title: Renegade Hunter
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #12 Rogue Hunter #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From: Walmart.com
Format: Paperback 357 Pages
Publication: Published 2009 by Avon
Average Rating: 4.28

SYNOPSIS:
Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who break the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it’s second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he would also want to kiss her senseless…

One minute Josephine Willan is taking in a breath of fresh air, and the next sharp fangs are heading straight for her neck! Luckily a gorgeous stranger saves her life . . . and gets locked up for his troubles. Can a man who kisses so lovingly and passionately really have committed the crime he’s accused of? Jo isn’t so sure…and she’s determined to prove that this renegade hunter is worth fighting for.


MY REVIEW:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't know how these books keep getting better but they do. I like how Ms. Sands has now made a single enemy tied into the family's lives. Makes things more intriguing. I Loved, loved, LOVED Jo that woman is one spicy pepper. And smart to boot. I love how she had figured things out so quickly and so easily. But I love her spark the most, and I love love LOVE LOOOOVE the way she stood up to Lucian. that had me rolling sideways on that one. This is one book you have GOT to read in this series. It's a must read, sex scenes spicy, quirkiness as expected, and the family bond the Argeneau's and their mates seem to have it's just awesome.

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November 6, 2012

Review: Immortal Hunter by Lynsay Sands

The Immortal Hunter (Argeneau, #11; Rogue Hunter, #2)Title: Immortal Hunter
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #11 Rogue Hunter #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From: Walmart.com
Format: Paperback 360 Pages
Publication: March 31st 2009 by Avon
Average Rating: 4.18

SYNOPSIS:
Even vampires need a vacation. But Decker Argeneau's ends abruptly when he's asked to help hunt the group of rogue vampires targeting mortals -- one that might include a defector in his own family. Before he can worry about that, though, he's got to rescue the latest victim. It's all part of the job, including taking a bullet for a beautiful doctor.

Dr. Danielle McGill doesn't know if she can trust the man who just saved her life. There are too many questions, such as what is the secret organization he says he's part of, and why do his wounds hardly bleed? However, with her sister in the hands of some dangerous men, she doesn't have much choice but to trust him.

Except now Decker's talking about life mates and awakening a passion that's taking Dani beyond anything she's ever known. Being undead may not be half-bad...especially if it means spending forever with a man who would love her with his mind, body, and immortal soul.

MY REVIEW:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am just in love with the Argeneau Series, there isn't a book in this series that I just don't love. I think it's the humor, along with the passion that gets me. These books always give me a good laugh or two. This one though was different, it wasn't as funny as the others but it still made me smile a lot. And there's a difference with this book as to the other's... but you will have to read it to find out cause I'm not going to tell you and ruin the fun of finding out. Just take my word when I say its one you want to sink your teeth in, pun definitely intended.

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November 4, 2012

COMING SOON!

Probably won't happen for a while yet, maybe not until I finish the semester at school in December, but I will be putting up a different rating style.  It will be the Star Rating, plus the Hotness Rating, which most of you know is how much sex or hot the sex in a book. So check back for the new additions coming up. Um before the year is over at least.

Review: To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning

To Tame A Highland Warrior (Highlander #2)Title: To Tame a Highland Warrior
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Highlanders #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From: Walmart.com
Format: Paperback 366 pages
Publication: December 1st 1999 by Dell
Average Rating: 4.13

SYNOPSIS:
Only her love could gentle his savage soul—

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side—into a competition to win her hand in marriage.

Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him—even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both...

MY REVIEW:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once I actually re-picked up this book, and sat down and read it I couldn't put it down. I started this book around 11pm and just now finished at 4:26am. I love it when a book gets you so drawn in that you can't put it down. But it can also be a downfall, especially when you have kids and college work to do. But since I read this while my kids were asleep it's ok, because I don't do my homework this late due to the fact I can't think in regards to academics this late at night.

Anyways to the book. This one was definitely better than the first though I liked the first book "Beyong the Highlands Mist", this one was more intriguing. The cat and mouse game was entertaining and sometimes really aggravating. But that's what I love about the PNR genre. The love and the aggravation you get from the characters. A good book, gets you deeply involved not only in the storyline, but also in the characters especially if you are going to see these characters through out the series. I love Grimm, I love his name, and his real name too, I love Jillian she was feisty and never gave up on what she wanted. I have a thing about books with men who have had a tortured past, and Grimm well he definitely had a tortured past. But since I try not to go into too much detail about a book, so I don't ruin it for others (key word "Trying"). This book was awesome, others have said the books get much better as you go, well if they get better after this one, maybe we need a 6 or 7 star rating system. *wink wink*

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November 3, 2012

Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2)Title: Bayou Moon
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance
Got From: Amazon
Format: Kindle Book
Publication: September 28th 2010 by Ace
Average Rating: 4.10

SYNOPSIS:
The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.

When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.


MY REVIEW:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This one we get to see more of William, in my opinion he's much better than Declan. This book just proved that. Bayou Moon was way better than On the Edge. I love how Will and Cerise's paths crossed and intertwined deeply. I love the edginess of these books, and the world is just outstanding I can so picture it clearly in my head. The dynamics of every creature as clear as if it was right in front of me. that's what I love about the Andrew's writing, they just suck you right into their world. I love this book I love them as authors. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

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My Monthly Reads

Now this may change throughout the month, as and if Author asked reviews are requested. But currently my schedule is clear, and since being let go from the magazine I'm free to read what I want.

Just finishing up: 
Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2)

Will be working on:
To Tame A Highland Warrior (Highlander #2)Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Series, #2)The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #15)Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6)Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling, #7)
The Immortal Hunter (Argeneau, #11; Rogue Hunter, #2)The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau, #12; Rogue Hunter, #3)Matched (Matched, #1)Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #1)Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1)
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi (Succubus Diaries, #1)

Review: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

On the Edge (The Edge, #1)Title: On The Edge
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance
Got From: Amazon
Format: Kindle Book
Publication: September 29th 2009 by Ace (first published August 28th 2009)
Average Rating: 4.04


SYNOPSIS:
Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.

Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power).

But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they’ll devour the Edge and everyone in it.


MY REVIEW:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love the way Ilona Andrews makes their world. It's so creative and constructive. I have never read a book such as this where there are three different realms all on the same plane. Once I really got into this book, it was hard for me to put it down. If I had, had more time I would've been done with this a whole lot sooner than what I am. But such is life. The characters were dynamic, the lead female wasn't a push over, but wasn't a complete hard ass either. The guy of course gorgeous as all get out. The boys loved them. The story line was unique, engrossing, and very entertaining. Ilona Andrews inspires me, that maybe one day I will be as good as them.

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