Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stacking The Shelves #2

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Last week was pretty long, because I went on a crazy spree with freebies and cheapreads. This week I have more, but I will try and not make it so long, so I am going to break it up some more with this week and next, as long as I stop adding more .


Okay, I didn't realize how many more there were, so I will stop here continue next week with what I bought.


Thanks to Michelle Clay, Lovestruck Giveaway Hop

Thanks to Laurie at Laurie's Thought's and Reviews

Thanks to Meredith Allard, Giveaway Hop


Friday, June 29, 2012

Feature and Follow #2

Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read

Q: Birthday Wishes -- Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake who is it and what book are they from?

Wow, this is a hard question, but I think maybe Simi from the Dark Hunters. I so can see her doing that. As for a male character, I am going to go with William from the Lords of the Underworld series, he is a bit of character, so its possible he would. Now, who would I like, well that would be, of course Acheron, but there is no way he would LOL.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall

File Size: 519 KB
Print Length: 353 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: B005EDNHAS
Publisher: Zebra Books; Reprint edition (February 1, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Source: My own copy

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control. . .

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible--when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect. . .

I have had this book sitting and waiting for a long time, not sure why I waited so long to read it but I could kick myself for not reading it sooner. This book was amazing, though it did remind me of a certain other series that I love so much but that didn't bother me in the least.

I found the story enjoyable as well as the characters, though who can never get enough of sexy immortals. My problem is who is my favorite. I love Roland, but then there is Marcus and Seth as well as David, oh and I can't forget Bastien. So many to choose from. Sorry got a bit off track.

Now what was I talking about. Oh yea, the characters, Roland, broody and antisocial, until he meets Sarah, who turns his world completely upside down. I really love Sarah, to me she felt really human and the writer did a wonderful job in not making her too whiny but just right. She is strong but scared at the same time. And who can blame her she was thrown into a world that she never knew existed.

What I did like was the uniqueness with how vampires and immortals were made. It's hard to find a unique premise to the vampire lore and this one had at that for me at least.

Overall this book was a delight to read, it had action, romance, steamy smex, drama and funny moments. I would definitely recommend to anyone that loves what I mentioned above. I will definitely be continuing on in this series.

5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event,by Jill from Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is from another favorite author of mine, Kresley Cole. I can't wait for this. But I will have to wait til October.

Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 2, 2012)
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled

She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side….

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #22

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here's Mine this week from Darkness Dawns By Dianne Duvall

"Where'd they go?" a voice called out breathlessly.

Sarah jumped and glanced at the trees that bordered the meadow on her right.

"That way! Straight ahead! Don't lose 'em!"

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Review: Dark Night of The Moon by Keta Diablo

File Size: 777 KB
Print Length: 212 pages
Publisher: Keta Diablo (January 19, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Source: from Author for review

Dark Night of the Moon, a paranormal wolf shifter, is the sequel to Holding on to Heaven. Creed Gatlin flees to Arizona intent on eradicating the haunting memories of his brother’s wife. Brand Gatlin, presumed dead, resurfaces after a long absence and with his re-emergence, the destinies of those he loves is altered forever

In a land rife with war and danger, Sage must travel to the village of her husband’s People. There, she is reunited with Crooked Back, the ancient healer. On the long trek back to Full Circle, devious plots are underfoot and peril lurks around every corner for Sage, Lauren and Peter Pa.

Dark Night of the Moon will take you on an unforgettable journey of war, violence, overwhelming grief, and finally, love.

Oh how I waited for this book, since reading Holding on to Heaven, I have wanted to see where these characters were going to go. So many questions that needed to be answered and finally were in this book. I had no qualms about whether I was going to like it, its Keta after all and I am a huge fan, but I was just wondering if I would love it as much as the first book. And the answer is a resounding yes. Though she threw me for a loop and had me crying, NO its not fair! Sorry can't tell you what that is, don't want to spoil it for you.

All the characters I loved so much are back and just how I remembered them. Though it has been awhile since I read the first book. It didn't take long to step back into their lives again. I have to admit with Creed I did want to smack him a couple times for being the stubborn man that he is. But I still love him anyway. We, also had an addition of a couple new characters, Mae and Ignatius, Jade and Bertha. I laughed out loud with these characters, they were just plain fun to read.

All and all it was a wild ride to the very end and not once was I bored. In fact I can almost say I loved this book even more than the first. Would I recommend yes!! If you have never read Keta's books then what are you waiting for. She spins a beautifully told story, woven with some spice and romance and a whole lot of drama for good measure.

5 of 5 Stars

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stacking The Shelves #1

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Now since I been offline, requests and such as built up so this might be a long post trying to decide the best way to make this post up with pictures or just a list. Because I did go on a bit of wild spending spree with my new Kindle.


Outcast: Where Angels Dwell by Lucien Black

Til We Meet Again (Paranormal Erotic Novelette)by Stacey Kennedy

Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, Book 1)by JL Bryan

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Trouble With Spells (Of Witches and Warlocks #1)by Lacey Weatherford

For One Last Kiss - A Grim Reaper Romance by Calista Taylor

The Vampire's Warden, a Paranormal Romance (Undead in Brown County #1)by S.J. Wright

Apocalypse: The Lords of Deliverance Compendium by Larissa Ione

Vampire Cursed (Vampires Destined)by Rachel Carrington

Bound to Remember, a Paranormal Romance (Book 1 of the Spellbound Series)by Lola James

Taste Me (Underbelly Chronicles)by Tamara Hogan

Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend by Linda Wisdom

It Happened One Bite (Gentleman Vampires)by Lydia Dare

Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman

Heart of the Highland Wolf (Heart of the Wolf)by Terry Spear

Told you I went on a spending spree gotta love free and cheap reads, most of these I heard of some I haven't. I bought tons more but if I don't stop now this post will be neverending.


Whisper (Wiley Randolph Series)by Thomas Wilson

Aladdin's Samovar by Lauren Sweet

The Hour of Predators by Lane Stark

Kekaju and the Hidden Swamp by Robert Sweeting

A Will To Murder by Hilary Thomson

The Possibilities of Amy by Jaye Frances

Friday, June 22, 2012

Feature and Follow

Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read

Q: If you could "unread" a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?

I would have to say Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon, I know most of you are all tired of this answer but I just love this book so much. Sherrilyn puts so much into it that I felt every emotion known to man with this book.

I cried(buckets),laughed(til my sides hurt), screamed(actually wanted to throw this book at my wall that's how angry I got). Not with the writing just how angry I was with certain characters. And to me that is the making of an awesome author.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Topic Thursday- Books Turned into Movies or TV Shows

It's been awhile since we did a Topic Thursday, and I thought what would be a good topic for the first one since coming back online. Then it came to me, just how many books as of late is being made into Movies or TV shows.

From Pride and Prejudice to the most recent Abraham Lincoln, The Vampire Hunter, books have been turned into Movies for as long as I remember. I personally am on the fence with this because in one way I love it when they do and another it drives me completely crazy. If I have watched the movie or show first then it doesn't bother me as much, because then I have the actors pictured in my head for the characters, and also get more to the story which makes it more interesting to me as a reader.

But if I had read the books first and have my own idea what characters look like and the story is cut to fit the movie, show, then it kind of rubs me a bit.

My personal favorites are Harry Potter, True Blood(an example of watching show before reading the books), Breaking Dawn(the closest to all the books IMO).

Favorite shows or movies I watched but not read the books yet: Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings(I know what am I waiting on), Percy Jackson just to name a few.

One last thing, reason I brought this up is that my favorite book series is going to become a TV show. I am super ecstatic about this, but at the same time worried, because I love these books so much. I just hope whomever writes for this show will do it justice.

So what is your opinion, do you like movie or tv show adaptations, or do you loathe them? If you like them, what is your favorite adaptation?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event,by Jill from Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

File Size: 5 KB
Print Length: 416 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (August 7, 2012)
Sold by: Macmillan
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled

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?

Everytime there is a new Dark Hunter book out, I get so excited and can't wait for it to be released and this one is no exception. Hurry up August please get here fast!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top Ten Books on Summer Reading TBR List

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

It's been awhile so I thought to get back in the swing of things, start doing a couple memes again and this one caught my eye. Now like I said its been awhile and now that I have my Kindle there is tons of books that are going down on my TBR List since I have been gone.

1. Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione, I love love this author and would normally have her books devoured in seconds but I am behind so this is high on my list.

2. Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione, Like I said I am behind on this series, pretty soon the 4th book, Rogue Rider will be out before I get this two read LOL.

3. Shadow Highlander by Donna Grant, I just love this author and again another series I am behind on.

4. Darkest Highlander by Donna Grant, I know I know what your saying, I'm a series addict and I can't help it LOL. But she also has another couple books that's a spin off to this series that are out or going to be, Midnight's Master, and Midnight's Lover.

5. Deadlocked, by Charlaine Harris, on series I am caught up on but just have to get to this book. Love the Sookie series, though the last book wasn't really my favorite.

6. Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon, as many of you know I am a huge fan of hers, so it makes it fitting I have her on my list. This is her new book coming out in August in the Dark Hunter series.

7. Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter and yes I am behind on her series, but this is a start of a new one and can't wait for it :).

8. Game of Thrones, because I got totally addicted to the show a couple months ago. I really want to read this series.

9. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, another series I want to read because I watched the movie and I am a sucker for Greek Mythology.

10. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning, I know you're saying where have you been, you haven't read this yet. No but I will get to it ... I hope.

Well there you have it my top ten, wow that was hard because I just have so many and that didn't even scratch the surface. So what is your top ten?