July 29, 2013

REVIEW: UNDER THE VAMPIRE MOON BY LYNSAY SANDS

Under a Vampire Moon (Argeneau, #16)UNDER THE VAMPIRE MOON
BY: Lynsay Sands
SERIES: Argeneau #16
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
PUBLICATION: April 24th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
AVERAGE RATING: 4.16






****SYNOPSIS****
When Vampires Go On Vacation . . .

Escaping a horrible marriage, Carolyn Connor has no desire to think about men—a vow she's determined to keep while on vacation in St. Lucia. She'll take the Caribbean sun and sea and plenty of tropical drinks with those cute umbrellas poolside, thank you. She absolutely does not need male company, no matter how tan and rock-hard his body may be.

Easy enough, but then Carolyn meets the charming Marguerite Argeneau, who is infamous among her family for her matchmaking prowess . . .

Christian Notte has well known the power of finding a life mate. He's seen enough of his Argeneau relatives taken down for the count, but he never imagined he'd let himself fall in love—until he meets the enthralling, charmingly skittish, and oh-so-mortal Carolyn. But how will he reveal what he is and still convince this once-bitten mortal to trust him with her heart . . . and her forever?


*****MY REVIEW*****
Ok this book was amazing, I loved that it had the feel that the older books had the last one I didn't like as much as the rest but this one just wowed me. And to have it all set in a Caribbean island just made it all better. Ms. Sands has done it again, and I just love this series.


REVIEW: TIMELESS BY GAIL CARRIGER

Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)TIMELESS
BY: Gail Carriger
SERIES: Parasol Protectorate #5
GENRE: Steampunk
PUBLICATION: March 1st 2012 by Hachette Digital (first published February 24th 2012)
AVERAGE RATING: 4.09






****SYNOPSIS****
Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

*****MY REVIEW*****
This was not what I expected at all. I thought it would be better than it was. I kept seeing rave reviews over this but I was all to impressed. Most of this book I found hard to get into, though I did enjoy prudence, and I enjoyed Biffy and Professor Lyall as well. But the storyline just didn't hold much grasp on my attention. I was also getting rather annoyed with Alexias attitude in this book. And the ending was just blah for me.


REVIEW: BONDS OF JUSTICE BY NALINI SINGH

Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8)BONDS OF JUSTICE
BY: Nalini Singh
SERIES: Psy-Changeling #8
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
PUBLICATION: July 6th 2010 by Berkley
AVERAGE RATING: 4.05







****SYNOPSIS****
Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor’s closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture…

Sophia Russo is a Justice-Psy, cursed with the ability to retrieve memories from men and women so twisted even veteran cops keep their distance. Appointed as Max’s liaison with the Psy, she finds herself fascinated by this human, her frozen heart threatening to thaw with forbidden emotion. But, her mind filled with other people’s nightmares, other people’s evil, she’s standing on the border between sanity and a silken darkness that urges her to take justice into her own hands, to become judge, jury…and executioner…

*****MY REVIEW*****
This was a hard one for me to get through, it just didn't hold my attention like the other's have. It was to me lacking something, it didn't seem to have that zing that the rest of the books have had. Maybe I just like the changelings stories better. I don't know but this was a blah book for me sad to say. Maybe the next one will be much better for me.



July 25, 2013

REVIEW: BABY, YOU'RE AS SWEET AS 3.14159265 BY HOGWILD

Baby, You're as Sweet as 3.14159265BABY, YOU'RE AS SWEET AS 3.14159265
BY: Hogwild
SERIES: N/A
GENRE: Comedy/Humor
PUBLICATION: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
AVERAGE RATING: 3.67







****SYNOPSIS****

The most important tip to dating on social networks is to avoid making the mistake of “liking” you own status.

Because when you "like" your own Facebook status it's like when you're having sex and you slap your own ass.
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A lot of girls like a guy who is a bad-ass. That’s why my conversations with women go like this:

GIRL: I like a man of danger.

ME: Come back to my place and we'll open the .exe attachments in my email!
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Dear Shirtless Guy in his Profile Picture, you REALLY want to impress girls? Get a job and pose in front of your cubicle.
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Dear Guy at the Dance Club, Please stop grinding random girls from behind like you are some kind of creepy penis-shaped bulldozer.
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They say you can get a girl to like you, if you can make her jealous. So I make sure the girl sees me with a pretty expensive handbag!
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Girls like when you tell them about the adorable things that children do. For instance, like when my little nephew asked me, "When babies are in the tummy do they use mommy's belly button as a window?"

Cute!

Thank God he didn't ask what they use as a door!

---.

*****MY REVIEW*****
I was given this book in return for an honest review. If you need a pick me up this book is perfect for that. It's a comedy book about dating. And gives some dating advice in a comical way. I couldn't help but to bust out laughing from time to time at some of the things said in this book. This is definitely a coffee table book, you can pick it up and pick any page and go from there, and you'll either be rolling your eyes, agreeing with it, or laughing out loud having people looking at you like you've lost your mind. Either way it's a good read and should be read by many.


July 23, 2013

BIG NEWS FOR DAEMON BLACK AND LUX FANS


FROM MTV'S HOLLYWOOD CRUSH...

YA Blockbuster 'Obsidian' Is Off To The Movies

Posted 41 mins ago by Kat Rosenfield in Movie News, Movies, Page Turners


If you're wondering where to find the next big thing in supernatural romance, here's a little tidbit of news that ought to pique your interest: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Armentrout's "Lux" series is off to Hollywood! Sierra Pictures has picked up the option on the majorly best-selling saga. And with five titles anticipated, a film based on the first book, "Obsidian," could kick off the kind of multi-film mayhem that gives the Cullens a run for their money.

As these things go, "Obsidian" starts out sounding like your typical teen romance: a story of the new girl at school and the mysterious, charismatic, cocky boy who steals her heart while simultaneously getting on her very last nerve. But when the boy in question turns out to be some sort of alien hottie at the center of an intergalactic space war, things get very atypical, very fast. Could this be the epic saga that gives that other saga a run for its money? Will the extraterrestrial dude-next-door replace the sparkly vampire as this decade's must-have supernatural boyfriend? DISCUSS.



What do you think about a big-screen adaptation of "Obsidian"?


FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.....
Sierra Pictures Acquires 'Obsidian' for the Big Screen (Exclusive)

7:01 PM PDT 7/22/2013 by Pamela McClintock

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout's YA novel is the first in the five-title "Lux" series.
Jennifer Armentrout Headshot - P 2013Sierra Pictures will finance and produce the film adaptation of Obsidian, about a 17-year-old girl who discovers that her neighbor is anything but the normal guy next door.  Jennifer Armentrout's YA novel, published by Entangled Publishing, is the first in the five-title Lux series.  The story follows Katy Swartz as she moves to rural West Virginia just before her senior year, resigned to a life of boredom. Things look up when she meets Daemon Black, her neighbor, but she quickly finds herself infuriated by his arrogance. However, Daemon and his sister soon turn out to have otherworldly powers with a galaxy of enemies pursuing them, with Katy caught in their crosshairs.  Sierra's Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg will executive produce the movie, with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales. Sierra/Affinity senior vp of production and acquisitions Kelly McCormick and senior vp of sales Kristen Figeroid were instrumental in bringing in the property. McCormick will oversee production.
Armentrout's new e-book Wait for You -- published under the pen name J. Lynn -- debuted at No. 25 on the New York Times E-Book Fiction Best Sellers list before shooting up to No. 1 in its third week. She also topped the Amazon.com self-published list, the Barnes and Noble self-published list and the iTunes self-published list.  
Armentrout and Entangled Publishing are represented by the Gersh Agency; Marsal Lyon Agency is the publishing agent.

July 16, 2013

NEW RELEASE: BY INDIE AUTHOR DEMELZA CARLTON- AUGUST 1, 2013










   SYNOPSIS

Working as a student midwife in an Australian country hospital is never easy, but Belinda finds more trouble than most. 

There's the intern doctor who follows her around like an overgrown puppy, the dangerous local wildlife and her own secrets she must keep. 

When she finds herself without a place to live, what else can possibly go wrong?


Or is it time for something to go right?





ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Demelza Carlton
Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish.
She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below.
Sensationalist spin?

She dabbles in photography so she can show some of the things she’s seen.
Demelza now lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world. Ocean’s Gift is her first novel, in a series of the same name.
This blog was created to provide some of the background information that inspired the stories in the Ocean’s Gift and Nightmares series.

YOU CAN VISIT HER WEBSITE HERE...







OCEAN'S GIFT BY NEW INDIE AUTHOR DEMELZA CARLTON

Hello to all my followers... I am going to be reviewing a book called "OCEAN'S GIFT" it's by a newer indie author "DEMELZA CARLTON" she had contacted me asking if I would review her book, of course I said yes... but she also gave me 5 free coupon codes for this book on smashwords for a few of my fellow reviews/followers to read as well. I'm not going to run a contest or anything on this, but I will however give the first 5 people to ask for a coupon code a copy of this book to read for her as well. As we all know the more reviews these Indie Authors can get the better there book sells, and the more they get heard of.

So if you want a copy of this FREE book, leave me a message including your email address and I will get the coupon out to you.

Ocean's Gift (Ocean's Gift, #1)Thanks to all who comment.

OCEAN'S GIFT
BY: DemeLza Carlton
SERIES: Ocean's Gift #1
GENRE: Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance
PUBLICATION:  November 28th 2012 by Lost Plot Press
AVERAGE RATING: 4.00







****SYNOPSIS****
Sirens don’t fall in love with humans. For centuries it has been so…

But Sirena is different. She lost her first love to sharks and a storm, cursing the islands that stole him from her.

Times have changed and she must swim ashore once more, at the islands she once cursed.

Gone are the boats powered by sail and steam – jet boats with GPS are now the order of the day.

Enter Joe, the deckhand on the Dolphin. A handy man to have around when the lights go out. He’ll fix your generator and have the lights back on in no time, no worries.
But can he seduce a siren?

Or will she swim away, before he can uncover her secret?

A story about fishing, lobsters, beer and boobs, on some cursed islands off the West Australian coast. At least that’s how Joe tells it.

For Sirena, it’s a very different story.



My review to come later when I review this book.

July 14, 2013

REVIEW: BLOOD NOIR BY LAURELL K. HAMILTON

Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #16)BLOOD NOIR
BY: Laurell K. Hamilton
SERIES: Anita Blake #16
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PUBLICATION:  May 27th 2008 by Berkley Hardcover
AVERAGE RATING: 3.80






****SYNOPSIS****
A favor for Jason, vampire hunter Anita Blake's werewolf lover, puts her in the center of a fullblown scandal that threatens master-vampire Jean- Claude's reign, and makes her a pawn in an ancient vampire queen's new rise to power.

*****MY REVIEW*****
I liked this book, I like it when Anita gets of of St. Louis. I liked it that Jason was one of the main characters of this book. I also liked it that while there was still lots of sex in this book, there didn't seem to be as much as the few previous books from when the ardouer(sp) started. I'm wondering what's going on with Richard and the ardouer(sp), is that going to remove some of it from Anita? I'm quite intrigue with all the metaphysical stuff, and i'm quite intrigued on if Anita will ever fully shapeshift, would be interesting to see. I'm still hating Richard, and after the small part he had in this book, it doesn't change my mind about him one bit. I wish Anita would lose some of the men she's boinking, I think that part of the story has gotten way extreme, but that's just my opinion on that... I don't mind a few of the guys, Jean Claude being the main one, and Jason being the next in line the rest, they're just ehhh for me...and I know everyone loves Nathan, I do too, just for some reason not with Anita *Shrugs* no clue why just do. I've never really been big on Micah either... so let me tell you having a book where they were not really a part of just tickled my fancy and made the book more worthwhile to read.


REVIEW: FATAL CIRCLE BY LINDA ROBERTSON

Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #3)FATAL CIRCLE
BY: Linda Robertson
SERIES: Persephone Alcmedi #3
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PUBLICATION: June 29th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published June 18th 2010)
AVERAGE RATING: 3.91






****SYNOPSIS****

Destiny sucks. . . . 

There was a time when Persephone Alcmedi thought her life was hard to manage, what with wondering how to make sure she took adequate care of both her grandmother and her foster daughter, Beverley, whether she'd end up in the unwanted position of high priestess of a coven, and whether her werewolf lover, Johnny, would resist the groupies who hang around his band Lycanthropia.

But that was before the fairies started demanding that Seph's frightening, unpredictable ally - the ancient vampire Menessos - be destroyed . . . or the world will suffer. Seph and Menessos are magically bonded, but that's a secret she dares not reveal to her fellow witches lest they be forced to reject her and forbid her use of magic. And, despite the strain this casts on her relationship with Johnny, as a showdown with the fairies nears, she and Menessos badly need the werewolves as allies.

Life, death, and love are all on the line, but when destiny is calling, it doesn't help to turn away. With the individual threads of their fates twisted inextricably together, can Seph, Johnny, and Menessos keep the world safe from fairy vengeance?

*****MY REVIEW*****
Persephone Alcamedi reminds me a little of the Anita Blake books, except Persephone is a witch, and Anita is a vampire hunter, oh and then there is the fact that these books are filled with sex, while there may be some sex, it's not the basis of the books, how this book reminds me of those books, is because you have a pragmatic heroine, a alpha wolf, and a master vampire. They are all tied to each other in ways that are destiny worthy, and really quite predictable. But yet, it's still keeps you intrigue to know more. This series, unleashes a world that brings in the paranormal, mythology, and fantasy all in one, and yet doesn't make it completely confusing, or utterly unbelievable. Great plot, great characters, great writing, and a whole lot more.





REVIEW: TIME UNTIME BY SHERRILYN KENYON

Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, #22; Were-Hunter #9; Hellchaser, #5)TIME UNTIME
BY: Sherrilyn Kenyon
SERIES: Dark Hunter's #22
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
PUBLICATION:  August 7th 2012 by St. Martin's Press (first published August 1st 2012)
AVERAGE RATING: 4.08






****SYNOPSIS****
The Mayans aren't the only ones with a 2012 prophecy...

Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong. The Time Untime approaches...

Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn't understand: images of places she's never been and of a
man she's never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind. What she never anticipates is coming face to face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life. One who belongs to a world the scientist in her refuses to believe is real.

Ren Waya came back from the dead to keep the prophecy he began from coming true and ending the world. For thousands of years, he has fought the same evil that once possessed him. But now that evil has found the one person he can't fight. The one person who, against his will, holds the most sacred part of him: his heart. But if he doesn't kill Kateri, the deadliest of evils will reemerge and destroy everyone else on the planet. It was a sacrifice he made once. Will he be able to make it again?

*****MY REVIEW*****
Wow, I loved this book just as much as I loved acherons. The pain and suffering the tears shed inside and outside of this story. I didn't think there would be another that would compare to Acherons story, but this was sure came close. I just live the world Sherrilyn Kenyon has created and after so many years and so many dark hunters, she has yet to fail me yet.


REVIEW: WHEN DARKNESS BY ALEXANDRA IVY

When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1)WHEN DARKNESS COMES
BY: Alexandra Ivy
SERIES: Guardians of Eternity #1
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
PUBLICATION: January 15th 2007 by Zebra
AVERAGE RATING: 3.85





****SYNOPSIS****
It's been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she's survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears. For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to seduce her. Now she is his to protect. And he will do so until his very death. A terrifying plan has been set in motion, one that will plunge Dante and Abby into an epic battle between good and evil - and a desperate race to save their love...


*****MY REVIEW*****
I was expected your typical vampire romance with this book, I've seen so many people read it and seemed to have liked it, so I was like alright I will give it a shot. I'm glad I did, it's nothing like I've read before. It's dark, more dark than most of the other vampire books I have read. I like the characters in this book, I like the world building, I like how you don't just dilly dally waiting for things to happen, it's pretty much automatic bing bang boom, the story is alive. I quite enjoyed this book and will definitely continue on with the series. I'm glad I picked up this book, it gives me something that's dark, has a different type of world than others, and the writing is great, and the story keeps you interested from beginning to end, not really any dull moments with this one.


REVIEW: NIGHT SEEKER BY YASMINE GALENORN

Night Seeker (Indigo Court, #3)NIGHT SEEKER
BY: Yasmine Galenorn
SERIES: Indigo Court #3
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PUBLICATION: July 3rd 2012 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2012)
AVERAGE RATING: 4.16





****SYNOPSIS****
Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, the Vampiric Fae are on the move, hunting anyone in their path. As the war with the vampires ratchets up, Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, enshrouds New Forest in her chilling grasp.

Cicely Waters, owl shifter and Wind Witch, has rescued the Fae Prince Grieve at a great cost. Their reunion has lost them the allegiance of the Summer Queen — and the tolerance of the vampires. In desperation they turn to the Consortium for help. Now, to regain the good will of Lainule, they must dare to enter the heart of Myst's realm. But as Cicely and Grieve embark on their search for the heartstone of Summer, Winter is already wreaking her terrifying revenge.

*****MY REVIEW*****
WOW! this book was intense. A lot happens in this book, at point I was at 20% and my cat stepped on my kindle and lost my place by the time I found, I was quite surprised with how far I really was into the book, with all that was going on. There's a lot of relevant information in this books, that keeps you interested for the upcoming books. Great book, great series, keep up the great work Ms. Galenorn.



July 11, 2013

NEVERMIND!!!

OK I had said earlier that I was moving over to Wordpress, well I'm not! lol and here's why.  Blogger may have it's faults because of how Google views things, but Blogger is more user friendly... you can customize it without paying a yearly subscription. I know people love wordpress, and there are something I like about Wordpress, but i'm a person who likes to show their individuality and I cannot afford the yearly fee, for a WordPress Blog... however if Google does ever decide to close my blog down for whatever reason, though I am not violating TOS in any manner, then I do have my WP blog as a back up.

Wordpress Link

Here's my new blog... it's not much as of yet, it will take some time to get things fully back up. But my posts are there and pasts posts.... so Please stop on by and refollow me if you choose especially those who are on GFC. Hope to see yall there soon.

http://bookloverzcozycafe.wordpress.com/

We're Moving!!!!

Ok, I am making the switch from Blogger to Wordpress. While Blogger may be easier to use and more user friendly they have become, a hindrance in their rules, and I keep hearing about  Blogs being shut down for spam cause they post their posts on Google+ and if you have yours set to Mature Audience, you could be in TOS violation for porn... I put my blog as the Mature preference because well, i'm an adult and while I will encourage children to read, and read alot. I don't want to have to censor things I say, or put on my blog that is not appropriate for children. Not because I'm advertising porn.  So therefore, I'm making the switch! I don't want to stay here and e in risk of losing my blog because I posted something on Google+ or because a book cover maybe to risque for Googles tastes.



I will make up another post for the new blog and will keep this one up for a week after I get my Wordpress one completed and running so my followers can switch over.

Thank you to all who follow me here, and I hope I will continue to have you as followers as I make this transition.

Samantha
Book Lover's Cozy Cafe Owner/Blogger Extraordinaire (Haha on the last part)

July 9, 2013

REVIEW: NIGHT VEIL BY YASMINE GALENORN

Night Veil (Indigo Court, #2)NIGHT VEIL
BY: Yasmine Galenorn
SERIES: Indigo Court #2
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PUBLICATION:  July 5th 2011 by Berkley (first published 2011)
AVERAGE RATING: 4.08






****SYNOPSIS****
Cicely Waters had always through she was simply one of the magic-born-a witch who can control the wind-but recently she discovered she's also one of the shifting Fae. Now she must perfect her gift. Because Cicely and her friends may have escaped from Myst and her Shadow Hunters, but Myst has managed to capture the Fae Prince who holds Cicely's heart.

*****MY REVIEW*****
Night Veil was a key book in the Indigo Court series. It sets you up for what's going to happen in the rest of the series. Alliances and enemies have been made. Families are torn apart while some are reunited. This book is definitely interesting to read, and it has captured my attention. If you are looking for something with a little bit of everything, and different, then the Indigo Court Series is a definite must read.

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