May 28, 2013

*~REVIEW~* Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)*~Paranormalcy~*
By: Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #1
Genre: Young Adult
Publication: August 31st 2010 by HarperTeen
Average Rating: 3.96










*~Synopsis~*
Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours.

But Evie's about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

*~My Review~*
This book was easy to follow, and flowed really well. The writing kept you intrgued, as well as the plot. Evie, is a girl who is employed with the International Paranormal Containment Agency, this is also her home, it's a facility located underground and no one other than the people who work there and the supernaturals. Evie just thinks she's a human girl, who has special abilities to see through the glamour of supernaturals. She never once thought she was something different, not until a stranger comes into her life, and somehows shows her that she is different, that she is something else. Supernaturals are dying, and Evie needs to figure out what is killing them and why, before the fairies take her, or she is destroyed herself. This is a quite compelling story, and am interested in seeing what the next adventure is.


*~REVIEW~*The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, #9)*~The Darkest Seduction~*
By: Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #9
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication: February 28th 2012 by HQN Books
Average Rating: 4.32








*~Synopsis~*
Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive—but his potent allure comes at a terrible price. Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die. And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he'd thought was forever beyond his reach…until now.

Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet in Paris's arms, the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up.

Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally—or tear them apart?


*~My Review~*
This was a pretty amazing book. The torment both Paris and Sienna faced, and the heartache they both had in knowing at one point they were going to have to let each other go. But oh the times they had together, and the amazing battle, and the conclusion were what really made the book. And the ending well it was great but still left something unsaid. Like what's going to happen that they had to leave their fortress. But I'm wondering what's going to happen in the next few installments. It's kinda sad, but kinda good that the series in coming to a close. Only 2 or 3 left in the mix to find their HEA's. So we shall see what Ms. Showalter comes up with, I hope it's as good as the rest of them have been.


June is Requested Review Month

Sorry I haven't been posting reviews lately, I will get them done shortly.  Life gets crazy at times, and well you are just unable to do things you want to do at times.

I have gotten so many requested reviews, and I've become so far behind on them, that I have decided that June will be "Requested Review Month".

I will try to get as many read & reviewed as quickly as possible. So please bear with me here, and thank you to all who follow my blog and reviews. Much love to you all.

Books that will be read are as follow... (order listed is not necessarily order that will be read)

My Immortal
Book #2 (unknown) series
   Alexia just woke up from the hospital and it's been five long weeks since she was shot with the poison arrow.
   With Gabe by her side, they begin the search to find where the Authorities are torturing Shadow, but 6 months later they are still no closer to finding him.
   When Alexia has a revelation and sets out to save Shadow alone, her luck takes a turn for the worst...
...because Shadow is not who he once was and now he is not only a danger to himself but also to her...
...but Alexia won't give up on him. Can she break through to the boy she once knew and loved?

The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)
Book #1 in the Gryphon Series
All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.

Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, “Bring it.”

Embrace (Gryphon, #2)
Book #2 in the Gryphon Series
Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her.
Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.

Sacrifice (Gryphon, #3)
Book #3 in the Gryphon Series
Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear. 

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style.

Acceleration (Impulse, #2)
Book #2 in the Impulse Series

GAINING MOMENTUM
Gavin Hayes is everything Derrick could ask for in a lover. Gorgeous. Passionate. Great in bed. Derrick finds it very easy to just let himself go, to let Gavin guide him and teach him all the things he missed during a decade of celibacy. In the course of a single weekend, Derrick’s routine is transformed, his mornings and evenings filled with sex. Sweet, seductive, wild, or raunchy, Gavin offers Derrick all the pleasure he’s denied himself for so long.

But learning how to be a lover in bed is one thing. Learning to be one out of bed is another. For Derrick, being alone has become habit. Sharing his confidences doesn’t come nearly as readily as sharing his bed. After so many losses, the last thing Derrick wants is to become dependent upon another person who might not always be there.

And Gavin always being there is far from certain. With an ex-lover lurking in the background, and the question of Gavin’s future health still outstanding, neither Gavin nor Derrick feel capable of asking for anything more than right now. But Gavin won’t be kept on the fringes of Derrick’s life. Can Derrick let someone in before the opportunity passes him by?



Velocity (Impulse, #3)
Book #3 in the Impulse Series
REACHING OPTIMUM SPEED

For Detroit handyman Derrick Chance and his lover, Gavin Hayes, the holiday season is filled with the promise of new beginnings. Gavin’s officially moving in, and after the New Year, they’ll begin house hunting. But they both know all the talk of gift exchange, whose holiday ornaments go where, and what repairs and remodels will be needed to put Derrick’s house on the market is only a smoke screen.

Before the month is over, Gavin will have the final verdict on whether or not his dangerously delusional ex, Lukas, infected him with HIV. No matter how good Gavin’s chances appear with the three-month hurdle already passed, neither he nor Derrick knows what the future holds for them.

The holidays have always been a time of loss and mourning for Derrick, but now he has to stay strong as Gavin’s own fears and doubts assail him relentlessly. And when Lukas returns, unexpectedly penitent amid troubling revelations, Gavin has to ask himself whether he can offer Derrick the future he deserves, or whether these first few months of happiness are the best they will ever get.

Lifeboat

Cass Carmichael has lost everything; her husband, her son, and her will to live. 

When natural disasters destroy the earth she is rescued by extra-terrestrials and taken to a new world where the human race can rebuild. But something is wrong here. Survivors are vanishing without a trace.

Can Cass unravel the riddle in time to save herself?


Fall of Sky City
Book 1 of the Devices of War Trilogy

In a world governed by the opposing forces of the mystical House of Tarot and the tribal Great Families, Synn is caught in the crossfire. He witnesses the slaughter of innocent people, and the devastating murder of his father. This act awakens his Mark of power, a Mark greater than any the world has seen in a very long time.

Queen Nix thought she won a great prize when she destroyed Synn’s father, the leader of the strongest Great Families. She had no idea she’d be doubly blessed by capturing his son. However, before Synn can become her treasured weapon, before she can use him to bring the rest of the world to its knees, she must break him and bind his soul to hers.

She does her job with brutal brilliance. Synn’s mind is broken and his soul is seared to hers in an unbreakable bond.

That doesn’t stop him from wanting to be free. She may have broken his mind and claimed his soul, but he will find a way to destroy her.

Experience a world of ships that sail the clouds and cites buried beneath the ocean, and survive the fiery battle brought forth by those who control the forces of nature!

Storm Dancer

Demon-possessed siege commander, Dahoud, atones for his atrocities by hiding his identity and protecting women from war's violence - but can he shield the woman he loves from the evil inside him?

Principled weather magician, Merida, brings rain to a parched desert land. When her magical dance rouses more than storms, she needs to overcome her scruples to escape from danger.

Thrust together, Dahoud and Merida must fight for freedom and survival. But with hatred and betrayal burning in their hearts, how can they rebuild their fragile trust?


Aurora: Secrets behind Reality

Perhaps sometimes you catch yourself wondering why you’re stuck to live in this ordinary world without magic wands, superhero abilities, or at worst, vampire friends.Perhaps you seek substitutes for these amazing adventures unlikely to happen in this dull reality chasing uber-trendy things, swooning over boys, and being like others.
If you do, then we have very much in common, at least until recently.
Because you know one day my life was changed.
That day when I got involved into my friend’s love affair, I found out the reality was much more thrilling than any artificial world ever invented.
Far more…

The Chronicles of Good and Evil - Dracula's Lair / The Darkest Tower
Dracula's Lair/The Darkest Tower

The Angel Prophesy - ‘The flaming sword, forged by God, can be possessed but by one hand alone – the single hand of destiny… Courage, born in his heart, will carry the vital answer. How he will come to his destiny will bind or free all of humanity for the end of times…And in the end, the Truth lies somewhere in the shadows…’
The Dawn of the Apocalypse is at hand. Where heroes will rise and the trial of evil will come to pass. The time: 1450 – a perilous time. The location: Northern Ireland, in a little village, obscure from any notice. Except, that is - a child is born, and dies – all in the same moment. Birth, life, and death all come in a flash. But his life is not over – it’s only just begun.

This is no ordinary child; a child of destiny – Daniel Mulligan. Daniel becomes an angel, and a warrior, the 13th in an elite legion of angels. Their mission: to preserve what good remains on earth and to destroy the evil that now lives in the deepest parts of humanity. But Daniel must carry the true heart of mankind’s survival – a flaming sword, forged by God, for him alone to carry, as a weapon and a crucible for all humanity.

Their foe is the patriarch of evil – Satan – the leader of the dark trinity, with the devil & Lucifer at his hand. But they have aligned themselves with Dracula – not Bram Stoker’s vampire Dracula, but the real, more sinister evil which truly lived and ruled all of Romania – the real flesh and blood Dracula. Will this supernatural and very powerful alliance, along with an amassed warrior army of demons enable them to rule the world? And at last, enter into Heaven, overthrow God, and reign over every corner of the universe?

Earth's landscape is soon to be reshaped – but for which fate? For good? Or evil? Earth will try to defend itself, but the magic and wizardry that is conjured up will be powerless to prevail against this dark trinity and Dracula. Evil lingers in the abyss of night and cast the world into a perilous journey of fate and misfortune. Only the epic quest of Daniel and his Angel warriors can challenge it.

But Daniel is torn between the family he never knew, the heart and love he is discovering, and his duty to all mankind. He will be thrust into an unknown paranormal world and time where he must choose between his family and humanity; a choice with terrible, unintended consequences; a fateful decision he must bear alone.

God and Satan will soon collide. The forces of Good and Evil / Heaven and hell will immerse all of earth into a battlefield of galactic proportions. High upon the most evil lands, in the darkest tower of Dracula’s castle - a climatic battle will decide the fate of all mankind. There can be only one victor. One who will write the final chapter in the Chronicles of Good and Evil.

Daniel Mulligan will live to see this day come to pass… Not as a mortal man, but as his unpredictable destiny unfolds, he will discover the legendary angel God has destined him for. The epic journey is to begin; the golden wings of a most special angel are ready to take flight; Heaven will pause and hell will shudder, but the majesty of one sole, humble angel will rise on the winds of his own destiny – and the dawn will rise with him…

Bittersweet Revenge

Alison is a hard working young senior paralegal that ends up falling head over heels in love with attorney Richard Westman.
Their love story quickly takes a horrible turn, and the young paralegal is left heartbroken. Until she decides, she wants revenge.






Hope(less) (Judgement of the Six #1)
Book #1 of the Judement of the Six Series

Our world is being judged and we remain unaware.
In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks filling her mind that represent the people around her, confirm it as does the bizarre inexplicable draw she has on men.

Struggling to find an explanation for her sight while dodging unwanted male attention, Gabby meets Sam. The chance encounter leads to a startling revelation - werewolves are real.

Hoping the existence of something so extraordinary might lead to the answers she is seeking, Gabby enters into a hidden society where fur is optional. There she meets Clay, the werewolf delusional enough to think he has a chance with her. Gabby's plans for her future do not include a mate, but rather college, career, and then a huge 'we'll see'.

Gabby leaves the furry hidden society behind when she moves off to college, but trouble has a way of following and finding her. When other werewolves start stalking her, and anomalies in the sparks she sees begin to appear, she must count on Clay's help or risk loosing the chance to find the answers she searches for.

The Mackenzie Legacy (The Athena Effect, #2)
The Mackenzie Legacy by Derrolyn Anderson
Book #2 of the Athena Effect Series

As their story continues, Calvin and Caledonia find themselves madly in love, on the run, and nearly out of money. When Cal stumbles upon a way to cash in on Cali’s powers, their life on the road becomes a life of leisure. Despite the easy money and newfound luxury, Caledonia’s conscience begins to trouble her.
A disturbing warning only serves to confirm her misgivings, making her question her purpose in life. Finally, a shocking discovery about the true nature of her powers points the way forward, sending the two Cals on a dangerous rescue mission.

Caledonia tries her best to right the wrongs of the past, but will she only end up provoking new and even more dangerous enemies?


ok now I may not be able to read all of these books, but I will max out as many as possible from now until the end of June, or even into July. But I am determined to get these books read and get the reviews i've promised out.

May 11, 2013

*~REVIEW~* KISSING SIN- KERI ARTHUR

Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian, #2)*~KISSING SIN~*
~Keri Arthur~
SERIES: Riley Jensen Guardian #2
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PUBLICATION: January 30th 2007 by Dell
AVERAGE RATING: 4.06







*~Synopsis~*
From Melbourne’s gleaming skyscrapers to its throbbing nightclubs, Riley Jenson’s world is raging with danger and desire. A drop-dead-gorgeous werewolf–with a touch of vamp coursing in her blood–Riley works for an organization created to police the supernatural races. But when she wakes up naked and bruised in a barren alley, she knows only that she must run for her life.

Within moments Riley collides with the sexiest man she’s ever seen: steely, seductive Kade, who is fighting a life-and-death battle of his own. With old lovers and enemies gathering around her, Riley knows she is being pursued by a new kind of criminal. Because in Riley’s blood is a secret that could create the ultimate warrior–if only she can survive her own dangerous desires….


*~My Review~*
ok I liked this book better than the first, however I'm still nit sure on the whole sex bit but I guess that I should be good with after reading Anita Blake. I'm curious on what direction this series is going because on one hand she gas Quinn and now she's seeking the alpha wolf, whom I do not trust one bit. then I'm curious to see what she becomes with her altered DNA. should be interesting.


*~REVIEW~* SECRET LIVES - GABRIELLA POOLE

Secret Lives (Darke Academy, #1)*~SECRET LIVES~*
~Gabriella Poole~
SERIES: Darke Academy #1
GENRE: Young Adult
PUBLICATION: August 6th 2009 by Hodder & Stoughton
AVERAGE RATING: 3.58







*~Synopsis~*
The Darke Academy is a school like no other. An elite establishment that moves to a new exotic city every term, its students are impossibly beautiful, sophisticated. and rich, and the more the new scholarship girl Cassie Bell learns about the Academy, the more curious she becomes. What sinister secrets are guarded by the Few—the select group of students who keep outsiders away? Who is the dark stranger prowling the corridors at night? And what really happened a year earlier, when the last scholarship girl died in mysterious circumstances? Cassie quickly discovers that a little knowledge may be a dangerous thing, but knowing too much can be deadly.

*~My Review~*
This was a interesting book, I couldn't figure out what was going on until the end of the book. But it kept me enthralled to figure out what was going on. It was well written and kept me highly intrigued. I've seen this book get horrible ratings, and to which I always say to each their own, but I really enjoyed this book and am excited to read the next in the series.


*~REVIEW~* Dark Desires by Christine feehan

Dark Desire (Dark, #2)*~DARK DESIRES~*
~Christine Feehan~
SERIES: Carpathians #2
GENRE: Paranoraml Romance
PUBLICATION: January 3rd 2006 by Leisure Books (first published December 1st 1999)
AVERAGE RATING: 4.14






*~Synopsis~*
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light...

The stranger silently summons her from across the continents, across the seas. He whispers of eternal torment, of endless hunger...of dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran can feel his anguish, sense his haunting aloneness, and she aches to heal him, to heal herself.

Drawn to the far Carpathian mountains, Shea finds a ravaged, raging man, a being like no other. And her soul trembles. For in his burning eyes, his icy heart, she recognizes the beloved stranger who's already become part of her. This imperious Carpathian male compels Shea to his side. But is she to be his healer...or his prey? His victim...or his mate? Is he luring her into madness...or will his dark desire make her whole?

*~My Review~*
This book was intense, going from being stark mad, almost a raging lunatic to being a somewhat functional Carpathian for Jaques was amazing. This book grabbed me within the first few chapters and every chance I got to read this I was seeking to find out what was happening next.

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