March 31, 2013

*REVIEW: Twice Tempted- Jeaniene Frost

Twice Tempted (Night Prince, #2)

Twice Tempted
~Jeaniene Frost~
Series: Night Prince #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publication: March 26th 2013 by Avon
Average Rating: 4.41








~Synopsis~
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges...

Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity...

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

~My Review~

Lordy lordy! This book was intense, it's starts out with a shock, then intrigue. Then delves into even more shock that will make the fans of Vlad & Leila squeal with excitement. It's amazing from a romantic at hearts point of view to read about these men, knowing that these men don't exist, but the personalities of how they are with their women is phenomenal and these men do exist in real life, though in modern times it seems to be a rare thing. Reading books like twice tempted help me keep my hope alive in finding that kind of love in my future.

The book starts of with Leila and Vlad being in their relationships for a few months now, its dinner time and Vlad has some unexpected guests. Leila of course is curious as to why there are twenty some odd vampires she doesn't know sitting here dining with her. Well much to her surprise Vlad does something that eventually causes them to fight, and she leaves his castle over it. She is then taken back to the circus where Marty is, while being there an explosion occurs that sets Leila on a quest of finding someone who is after her, and finding out her true feelings about the vampire Vlad.

Of course the book ends and i'm craving more of Vlad & Leila.


*REVIEW: Clockwork Princess- Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)Clockwork Princess
~Cassandra Clare~
Series: Infernal Devices #3
Genre: Young Adult
Publication: March 19th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Average Rating: 4.65












~Synopsis~
Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.

~My Review~
Holy carp, what a spectacular book to finish off a trilogy. it was pretty intense basically from start to finish. I had smiled some in this book, intrigued and worried in other parts, bust mostly I cried there were lots of sadness in this book. And just wait until you read the epilogue, it was just not WOW!!!


March 24, 2013

*REVIEW: Lothaire- Kresley Cole*

Lothaire (Immortals After Dark, #12)Lothaire
~Kresley Cole~
Series: Immortals After Dark #12
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication: January 10th, 2012 by Gallery Books
Average Rating: 4.40












~Synopsis~
ALL FEAR THE ENEMY OF OLD
Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

A DEADLY FORCE DWELLS WITHIN HER
Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.

CENTURIES OF COLD INDIFFERENCE SHATTERED
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?

~My Review~
This has got to be my favorite out of the series by far. Lothaire has always been an intriguing character in my opinion, and to have his back story, WOW. I loved this book through its entirety and so pleased and Ms. Cole has yet to fail me in my opinion of her, and the love I have of her books. If you want to see a different side of Lothaire the Enemy of Old, I suggest you read this book.

*REVIEW: Storm of Shadows- Christina Dodd*

Storm of Shadows (The Chosen Ones, #2)Storm of Shadows
~Christina Dodd~
Series: The Chosen Ones #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication: September 1, 2009 by Signet
Average Rating: 3.99








~Synopsis~
When the world was young, twins were born. One brought light to a dark world; the other, darkness and danger. They gathered others around them, men and women destined to use their powerful gifts for good or evil. Today, their descendants walk the earth as the Chosen, and the ultimate battle has begun.

THE CHOSEN ONES

Brilliant but proper and predictable, Rosamund Hill has lived her life buried in universities and libraries, discounting the legend of the Chosen as a myth. Until Aaron Eagle shows up at her door. Aaron both unsettles and enthralls her. But she can't resist his offers of clandestine visits to private museums, the hunt for a mysterious prophecy. or a makeover that unleashes her untamed soul. With the promise of a love that will defy fate itself, Rosamund is forced to confront the truth about the Chosen ... and the dangerous man who sweeps her into a world of dark secrets

~My Review~
Great story Christina Dodd never seems to fail when producing a get your attention, and keep you on the edge of your story. with this being the second book in this series you get more involved with all the characters involved. you also get more of the back story and the story yet to happen. I loved all the twists and turns this story gives you. I also love how the lead female in this particular story is not super model gorgeous but a frumpy librarian. loved it!!!!!


*REVIEW: Siethe- Poppet*

Seithe (Pravus, #1)Seithe
~Poppet~
Series: Pravus #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: October 21st 2010 by , Poppet
Average Rating: 3.96








~Synopsis~
In a rage Phoebe stalks out on her past. Fate twists her into new arms when she enters the club Pravus, where the fallen congregate. She steps out of her life induced coma and indulges in SEITHE.

He's intoxicating, enthralling, and dangerous. Is he a Vampyre, Demon, or Fallen angel? She's about to find out, if he doesn't kill her first.

This is a scorching journey to reawaken your senses. Phoebe's light can only be found in the darkness of Seithe's home, in his bedroom, in his arms.

Book 1 in the Pravus Vampire Romance series.

To avoid spoilers while experiencing this series please make sure you read them in order: The reading order of these novels is: Seithe - Venix - Zauran - Sveta - Ryan - Arelstin's Lair - Aisyx

~My Review~
wow this book was intense, at first its like nothing but foreplay, then it get deeper involving sex, betrayals, confusion the whole lot. Then the end it was quite different then other books for the most part, but I loved it. I quite enjoyed this book from beginning to end and I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of this series.


*REVIEW: Hexed- Kevin Hearne*

Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2)Hexed
~Kevin Hearne~
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: (first published June 7th 2011)
Average Rating: 4.20


~Synopsis~
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to “make nice” with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial non-aggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. The new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of WWII.

With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch-hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex

~My Review~
I'm really liking this series, it's nice to see an urban fantasy that the lead role is portrayed by a man, cause so often men are just co-leads, or the love interest. the fact that it's based on a druid is awesome as well, since druids are often not the main faith or power in books. all in all the iron druid chronicles is shaping up to be one of my preferred series.


*REVIEW: Hallowed Circle- Linda Robertson*

Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #2)Hallowed Circle
~Linda Robertson~
Series: Persephone Alcamedi #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: December 29th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published December 14th 2009)
Average Rating: 3.92







~SYNOPSIS~
Persephone Alcmedi has been persuaded to compete for the position of High Priestess of the Cleveland, Ohio, coven — now that the former priestess, Vivian Diamond, has strangely gone missing. Unfortunately, there are a few small problems with the idea. Not only does Seph know rather more about Vivian's disappearance than the other witches realize, but the epic struggle she's just survived has left her with some highly unusual powers — ones that could be dangerous to reveal. Despite her reluctance, she agrees to participate, if only to prevent snooty Hunter Hopewell, an obnoxious but talented witch, from ending up in the winner's circle. Can Seph hide her secrets — including her connection to the master vampire-wizard Menessos — from the terrifyingly wise judges? Plus, there's her rock 'n' roll werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, and some angry fairies to deal with....


Once the competition begins, a finalist turns up dead. It looks as if one of the contestants is willing to do anything — including murder — to win. Suddenly Seph has even more on her plate than she thought: from solving a murder to working out what her new powers really are...and exactly why they're creating so much havoc in her love life.
~My Review~
Intriguing, mesmorizing, and at times you just wanted to smack Persephone upside the head and call her an idiot, but she's coming along, I can't wait to read the next book to see what other trouble persephone can get herself into. Loving this series loving the build up it's producing, and it's different so that's good. All in all a good read, that I would recommend to anyone.


*REVIEW: Demon Bound- Caitlin Kittredge*

Demon Bound (Black London, #2)Demon Bound
~Caitlin Kittredge~
Series: Black London #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: December 1st 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Average Rating: 3.75








~SYNOPSIS~
Thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a graveyard. Jack called upon a demon and traded his soul for his life… and now the demon is back to collect its due. But Jack has finally found something to live for. Her name is Pete Caldecott, and because of her, Jack's not going to Hell without a fight.

Pete doesn't know about Jack's bargain, but she does know that something bigger and far more dangerous than Jack's demon is growing in the Black. Old gods are stirring and spirits are rising--and Jack doesn't stand a chance of stopping them without Pete's help.

~My Review~

this book was hard for me to get into. it just didn't flow like the first one did, until the end. now I really want to read the next book.


*REVIEW: Dead Man Rising- Lilith Saintcrow*

Dead Man Rising (Dante Valentine, #2)Dead Man Rising
~Lilith Saintcrow~
Series: Working for the Devil #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: September 1st 2006 by Aspect
Average Rating: 3.86








~Synopsis~
When the dead call, she answers.

Bounty hunting is a helluva job, but it pays the bills. And it lets Necromance Dante Valentine forget her issues---like struggling with her half-demon side and the memory of her lover's death.

Now psychics all over the city are being savagely murdered---and a piece of the past Dante thought she'd buried is stalking the night with a vengeance. Too bad she's got no way to tell which fiend--or friend--to trust. Or that her most horrifying nightmares are gathering to take one kick-ass bounty hunter down for the count.

But that's only the beginning. The Devil just called. He's looking for Dante's lover--the one he killed...

~My Review~
the first book drew me in, the second book....ehhhh it was ok. a good majority of it Dante spent bitching and moaning which make it hard to read. the really best part of the book was literally the very end of it. I will continue to read this series and hope this book was just a dud.

*REVIEW: Ever After - Kim Harrison*

Ever After (The Hollows, #11)Ever After
~Kim Harrison~
Series: The Hollows/ Rachel Morgan #11
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: January 22nd 2013 by Harper Voyager
Average Rating: 4.49








~Synopsis~
The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It's up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans falls apart.

Of course, there's also the small fact that Rachel is the one who caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. Not to mention the most powerful demon in the ever-after—the soul-eater Ku'Sox Sha-Ku'ru—has vowed to destroy her, and has kidnapped her friend and her goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn't give herself up, they will die.

Forced by circumstance, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack—a partnership fraught with dangers of the heart as well as betrayal of the soul—to return to the ever-after and rescue those she loves. One world teeters on the brink of interspecies war, the other on the brink of its very demise—and it's up to Rachel to keep them both from being destroyed.

~My Review~
This was by far the best book out of the series to date. Sure I have loved most of the books in this series once I got past the first couple, but this one tops it all out. This book, you get to know Trent just a little more which is always interesting, because I've always liked and have been interested in him. Then, you see some backgrounds to Demons and Elves. Ugh Ellasbeth is back, and she just makes me wanna "smack a bitch". Ivy well she's basically background music now, which is fine by me, I like Rachel and Jenks much better. And I just wish they would kill Nick I MEAN SERIOUSLY!!!! I can't wait for the next book, I know it's coming close to the end of the series, and I gotta say actually whine: "I don't want it toooooo!"


*REVIEW: House Rules- Chloe Neill*

House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7)House Rules
~Chloe Neill~
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #7
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: February 5th 2013 by NAL Penguin
Average Rating: 4.23








~SYNOPSIS~
In a city full of vampires, trouble never sleeps.

At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal —tested like never before.

It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined.

~MY REVIEW~
Chloe Neill did it again, she was able to woo me with her books once again. however this one wasn't as exciting as the others, but it was more deep than the others between, the relationship with merit and Ethan, the partnership between merit and Jonah. and the stuff going on the with the house and the GR.

*REVIEW: Invincible - Sherrliyn Kenyon*

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick, #2)Invincible
~Sherrilyn Kenyon~
Series: Chronicles of Nick #2
Genre: Young Adult/Urban Fantasy
Published: March 22nd 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
Average Rating: 4.24



SYNOPSIS
Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shape-shifter's and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...

MY REVIEW:
I'm so loving this series, Nick was always one of my favorite characters in the Dark Hunters series. SO it would go without reason that I would love him in his own series. But now I'm curious if that the things that are happening to Nick now is going to change the course for Nick in the Dark Hunter series??? Because in the Dark Hunters series he didn't know he was anything but human, and in TCoN he knows he isn't fully human, and that he is someone who will end up ending the world in his future. It's something to ponder on as I work my way through the rest of the series, and the upcoming books in the Dark Hunters series.


March 18, 2013

The Case of the Broken Computer

Welp folks I know I haven't posted reviews lately, and here's why....

My hard drive crashed on my computer and I am currently awaiting the parts so I can get it fixed.

But when I get back I have tons of reviews to put in. So get ready, but in the meantimes I am reading what I have on my kindle because, all my author review requests and other books are stuck on my online storage accounts. So I can't access them to get the books on my kindle.

So I apologize to all who have requested a review from me, they will be late.

I love all my followers and continue to be hopeful that my followers will grow and I grow in the book review world.

xoxxo Samantha
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