Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Karen Chance Author Page

The Story: Saw Midnight's Daughter at the library, and it sounded good, read it, loved the series, and bought it, and then read the Cassie Palmer series!


Series: Cassandra Palmer World, Cassandra Palmer, Dorina Basarab

Cassandra Palmer World: The Gauntlet and her site, my review, The Queen's Witch and her site, my review, The House at Cobb's End and her site, my review, Touch the Dark and her site, my review, Claimed by Shadow and her site, my review, Embrace the Night and her site, my review, Buying Trouble and her site, (Part of *On the Prowl*), Midnight's Daughter and her sitemy reviewmy rereadThe Day of the Dead and her site, my review, Curse the Dawn and her site, my review, A Family Affair and her site, my review, Shadowland and her site, my review, Masks and her site, my review, Skin Deep and her site, (Part of *Inked*), Death's Mistress and her sitemy reviewIn Vino Veritas and her siteHunt the Moon and her site, my review, Update Pritkin and her siteFury's Kiss and her sitemy reviewTempt the Stars and her site, my review, Reap the Wind and her site.

Cassandra Palmer: The Gauntlet, The Queen's Witch, The House at Cobb's End, Touch the Dark, Claimed by Shadow, Embrace the Night, The Day of the Dead, Curse the Dawn, A Family Affair, Shadowland, Masks, Skin Deep, Hunt the Moon, Update Pritkin, Tempt the Stars, Reap the Wind.

Dorina Basarab: Buying Trouble, Midnight's Daughter, Death's Mistress, In Vino Veritas, Fury's Kiss.

Buying Trouble is a story set in Dorina Basarab world, here's my review.

Skin Deep is a story set in Cassandra Palmer world, here's my review.

The Legacy: Review

From Goodreads:
Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has never worn a designer gown. She's never had access to unlimited champagne or chauffeured limo rides.

But when she is dropped in the midst of the Black Ivy League--against her will--she has to pretend that everything is normal, as if she belongs.

When her new friends start to question her sketchy past and her shaky legacy at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, Raevyn realizes she will have to rely on her street smarts more than ever before. 

Raevyn starts to receive cryptic text messages and emails from an anonymous sender and she soon discovers that not only does someone want her to leave B.W.Fitz--someone also wants to end her life.

My Review:

Author: Necole Ryse
Read: August
Source: YA Bound Book Tours Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded good! And it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2014 Book!
Publisher: Necole Ryse
Published: July 17th 2014
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Necole Ryse graduated from Towson University with Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications.

Bored with life as an adult, Necole decided to follow her dreams to write fiction and she hasn’t looked back.

She enjoys chocolate covered pretzels, Criminal Minds marathons, and all things Harry Potter.

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Stops on the Tour:
August 18:
Worth Reading It? - – Review
A Bookish Life - - Review
Fall Into Books - – Promo Post

August 19:
Lazy Book Lovers - - Review
Mom With A Kindle - – Promo Post
Book Lovers Life - - Promo Post

August 20:
Words I Write Crazy - - Review
Mythical Books - - Promo Post
In Between The Pages - – Promo Post
Amiabooklover - – Promo Post

August 21:
The Phantom Paragrapher - - Review
Books & Cleverness - – Review
Awesome Book Assessment - – Review
Wonderland Novels - - Promo Post

August 22:
Stephanie Keyes - – Promo Post
paranormal book club (PBC) - – Promo Post
Sweet and Spicy Books - - Promo Post

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #175, August 19th

Teaser Tuesday 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!

Today's teaser comes from Lothaire by Kresley Cole, page 1.

"'What fresh humiliation does this day bring?' Ivanna the Bold asked her son, Lothaire, as guards escorted them to the vampire known as Stefonovich-the king of the Vampire Horde. And Lothaire's father.

This is the beginning of the book! But it's already not off to a good start for Lothaire, I think! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Darynda Jones Author Page

The Story: I saw the first book at the library, and since it was a recommended book, I got it, read it, loved it, and had to read more! I absolutely love Darynda Jones' writing, and I just devour her books!


Series: Charley Davidson, Darklight.

Charley Davidson: First Grave on the Right and her site, my review, my reread, Second Grave on the Left and her site, my review, my reread, Third Grave Dead Ahead and her site, my review, my reread, For I Have Sinned and her site, my review, Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet and her site, my review, my reread, Fifth Grave Past the Light and her site, my review, my reread, Shimmer and her site, Glow and her site, Sixth Grave on the Edge and her site, my review, Seventh Grave and No Body and her site, my review, Eight Grave After Dark.

Darklight: Death and the Girl Next Door and her site, my review, my reread, Death, Doom, and Detention and her site, my review, my reread, Death, and the Girl He Loves and her site, my review, my reread.

Deanna Raybourn Author Page

The Story: I got out Silent in the Grave from the library, and that was that! I just started reading this series, and yeah, I just couldn't stop, because it was just so amazing, and I had to read all of the books that's she's written!


Series: Lady Julia Gray, A Spear of Summer Grass, City of Jasmine.

Lady Julia Gray: Silent in the Grave and her site, my review, Silent in the Sanctuary and her site, my review, Silent on the Moor and her site, my review, Midsummer's Night and her site, my review, Dark Road to Darjeeling and her site, my review, The Dark Enquiry and her site, my review, Silent Night and her site, my review, Twelfth Night and her site, my review, Bonfire Night.

A Spear of Summer Grass: Far in the Wild and her site, my review, A Spear of Summer Grass and her site, my review, my reread.

City of Jasmine: Whisper of Jasmine and her site, my review, City of Jasmine and her site, my review.

Standalones: The Dead Travel Fast and her site, my review, my reread, Night of A Thousand Stars and her site, my review.

Brenda Novak Author Page

The Story: I got Dead Right at the Church Garage sale, and yeah, it was just such a great book I had to read the rest of the series, and the rest of her books! So yeah, 4th author who's author page mentions the church garage sale! I loved that first one, I got a lot of favourite authors then! Haven't since then, though.


Stillwater Trilogy: Dead Silence and her site, my review, Dead Giveaway and her site, my review, Dead Right and her site, my review.

Last Stand: Trust Me and her site, my review, Stop Me and her site, my review, Watch Me and her site, my review, The Perfect Couple and her site, my review, The Perfect Liar and her site, my review, The Perfect Murder and her site, my review.

Whiskey Creek: When We Touch and her site, my review, Where Lightning Strikes and her site, my review, When Snow Falls and her site, my review, When Summer Comes and her site, my review, Home to Whiskey Creek and her site, my review, Take Me Home For Christmas and her site, my review, Come Home to Me and her site, my review, The Heart of Christmas and her site, my review, This Heart of Mine and her site.

Bulletproof: Inside and her site, my review, my reread, In Seconds and her site, my review, In Close and her site, my review.

Dept 6 Hired Guns: White Heat and her site, my review, Body Heat and her site, my review, Killer Heat and her site, my review.

Standalones: Honor Bound and her site, my review, Through the Smoke and her site, my review, Of Noble Birth and her site, my review, A Matter of Grave Concern and her site, my review, Every Waking Moment and her site, my review, Cold Feet and her site, my review, Taking the Heat and her site, my review.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shameless: Book Blitz

Girls like me don’t get happy endings.

I know what I am. At worst a cliché, at best a cautionary tale. I put an international border between me and my past, only to wind up working in a low-end titty bar. Even my excuse is as lame as it gets: I’m paying for college, getting my art degree from Montreal’s most prestigious school. Although some days it becomes confusing: am I just a student who moonlights as a stripper, or a stripper who masquerades as a student?

But the inevitable happens and my two lives collide. And now there’s one other person who knows both the quiet, antisocial Hannah and the sensual, shameless Alicia. One person who keeps my secret.

He’s beautiful, he’s sophisticated. He comes from the other side of life, the one where I’m not wanted or accepted. But he calls me la petite Américaine, and his hot, hot hands on my skin promise me things I long ago gave up on.

The problem? He teaches my Classic Photography class.

This is a standalone novel, no series, no cliffhanger.

Nina Lemay
Nina Lemay is a YA writer by day and author of sinfully twisted New Adult…well, also by day. She loves all things dark and edgy and never tires of tormenting her characters. While Nina is a fan of all things scary, Gothic, and fantastic, she doesn’t shy away from a gritty contemporary romance when the muse strikes. She lives in Montreal, a city that never fails to inspire, with her partner and her dog.

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Stops on the Blitz:

The Language of Silence: Cover Reveal and Teaser

So the cover of The Language of Silence by Tiffany Truitt, was allowed to go out on the 15th, and since I only saw it today, and the email said that it could be revealed any time between then and the 22nd, here's a reveal on this blog!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #167, August 18th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #166
Teaser Tuesday #174
WWW Wednesday #174
WOW #171
Will the Time Come #167
Third Sentence Thursday #157
Random Reads #142
First Lines Friday #162
The Reward Challenge Round 102 Part 2
Follow Friday #145

Week 33 Reviews:
The Jewel
Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Turbulent Sea
Hidden Currents

Six Strings: Review
Songbird: Review

We Have the Cover of GhostWalker #11!!!!
Christine Feehan Author Page
Michelle Sagara Author Page
Cassandra Clare Author Page
Cayla Kluver Author Page
Jeaniene Frost Author Page
Jennifer L. Armentrout Author Page
Jennifer Lynn Barnes Author Page
A Weird Little Thing
ARC August Update 9

OK, so I got 25 posts in 7 days, so a slower week then what I wanted, but oh, well. Another big one now, thought! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read InbetweenKiss of the HighlanderBreaking PointLive to See TomorrowWarriorAngel BurnFeudsThe Prince, The Selection, The Elite, The Guard, The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard, The One, The Epilogue, Beautiful Creatures, The Legacy,
SunriseThe Legacy of EdenBlackbirdBrutal YouthSleep With the Lights On, Shadows, Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin, Opposition, Obsession, Lothaire, Shadow's Claim, Reborn, The TakingPassion,
Foretold, Water Bound, Spirit BoundDead Witch Walking, FuseIn A Handful of DustDeath SwornDead TimeA Questionable ClientMagic BitesRed QueenWitchstruckWitchfallAfter the End,
InsigniaThe Fear TrialsThe Murder ComplexTake Back the SkiesOriginally HumanMortal DangerBride of Snow, The Winner's Curse, Gabriel's RedemptionFar in the WildsA Spear of Summer GrassIce HuntAsk Again LaterSalvageThe High PriestessQueen of SwordsQueen of WandsThe Half Life of Molly PierceWither, Claiming the Highlander, Born in Sin, Push, Maddie's Tattoo, AwakenSleep No MoreThe Memory CoderUndiscovered, and Unremembered.

Before America Singer met Prince Maxon . . .
Before she entered the Selection . . .
She was in love with a boy named Aspen Leger.

Don't miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection trilogy. This brand new 64-page story begins just after the group of Selected girls is narrowed down to the Elite and is told from Aspen's point of view. The Guard also features a teaser to The One, the thrilling conclusion to The Selection trilogy.
Two novellas set in the world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in print for the first time. The Prince and The Guard both offer captivating views into the hearts and minds of the two men fighting to win America Singer's love. This collection also features exclusive bonus content, including a sneak peek at The One, the eagerly anticipated third novel in the Selection series.

Before America arrived at the palace to compete in the Selection, there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. The Prince opens the week before the Selection begins and follows Maxon through the first day of the competition.

Raised as a Six, Aspen Leger never dreamed that he would find himself living in the palace as a member of the royal guard. In The Guard, readers get an inside look at Aspen's life within the palace walls—and the truth about a guard's world that America will never know.
The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown--or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose--and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.
An epilogue to The One, which takes place two years later on Maxon's birthday.
Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has never worn a designer gown. She's never had access to unlimited champagne or chauffeured limo rides.

But when she is dropped in the midst of the Black Ivy League--against her will--she has to pretend that everything is normal, as if she belongs.

When her new friends start to question her sketchy past and her shaky legacy at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, Raevyn realizes she will have to rely on her street smarts more than ever before.

Raevyn starts to receive cryptic text messages and emails from an anonymous sender and she soon discovers that not only does someone want her to leave B.W.Fitz--someone also wants to end her life.
Through the eyes of a killer

Rachel de Luca has found incredible success writing self-help books. But her own blindness and the fact that her troubled brother has gone missing have convinced her that positive thinking is nothing but bull. Her cynicism wavers when a cornea transplant restores her sight. The new eyes seem to give her new life, until they prove too good to be true and she starts seeing terrifying visions of brutal murders crimes she soon learns are all too real.

Detective Mason Brown's own brother recently died, leaving behind a horrific secret. In atonement, Mason donated his brother's organs, though he's kept the fact quiet. Now he wants to help Rachel find her brother, but when he discovers the shocking connection between her visions and his own brother, he suddenly has to do everything in his power to save her from a predator who is somehow still hunting from beyond the grave.
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.
In this thrilling tale of the Immortals After Dark, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole reveals secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals.

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?
#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a new paranormal series following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark. Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament— to the death.


Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself - until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.


Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.


Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away - or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever pitch...
 Return to the beloved world of Shadow Falls, a camp that teaches supernatural teens to harness their powers—and where a vampire named Della will discover who she’s meant to be.

For Della Tsang, Shadow Falls isn't just a camp: it's home. As a vampire who's never fit in with her human family, it's the one place she can truly be herself. But when a mysterious new guy arrives at camp, Della’s whole world is thrown into turmoil. Chase is a vampire with secrets, who knows more than he’s telling. But the more time she spends with him, the more she begins to trust this attractive stranger—and feel drawn to him. But romance is the last thing she wants—as she keeps telling Steve, the hunky shapeshifter who won’t stop trying to win her heart. And if Della isn't careful, he just might succeed.  When a new case puts everyone she cares about in danger, Della’s determined to do everything she can to save them . . . even if it means teaming up with Steve and Chase, who leave her more confused than ever. With their lives on the line, will Della and her friends survive—with their hearts intact?

Ignore the stirrings of war. Let the carriage to a royal ball wait. There is a story to be told: of a starless night, a mother and her sick son, and a mortal who falls in love with the snow god, and will do anything to have her...
Christine Feehan’s #1 New York Times bestselling Hidden Currents may have closed the Drake Sisters saga—which “brought paranormal romance to a new high”*--but it has opened the door to an all~new series of startling magic, mystery, and the soul~stirring elements of nature….

The last thing Lev Prakenskii remembered was being lost in the swirling currents of the ocean and getting sucked deeper into the nothingness of a freezing black eddy off the coastal town of Sea Haven. Just as quickly, just a miraculously, he was saved—pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger. But Lev has no memory of who he is—or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. All he knows is that he fears for his life, and for the life of his unexpected savior.

Her name is Rikki, a sea~urchin diver in Sea Haven. She has always felt an affinity for the ocean, and for the seductive pull of the tides. And now she feels drawn in the same way to the enigmatic man she rescued. But soon they will be bound by something even stronger, and their tantalizing secrets will engulf them both in a whirlpool of dizzying passion and inescapable danger.
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn't know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart.

From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.
A prequel to AWAKEN, this provocative short story explains the history behind Maddie's tattoo, and sets up events in the final instalment of the trilogy.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

ARC August Update 9

So I read Inbetween. I'll be reading Sleep With the Lights On next.

Reading Journey:

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:42 AM
Pages Read: 330

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 3:42 PM
Pages Read: 376

Renegade by Debra Driza
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 7:41 PM
Pages Read: 260

Unravel by Imogen Howson
Started On: August 3rd
Finished On: August 3rd, 11:44 PM
Pages Read: 472

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Started On: August 4th
Finished On: August 4th, 11:30
Pages Read: 382

Panic by Lauren Oliver
Started On: August 5th
Finished On: August 5th, 6:41
Pages Read: 271

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Started On: August 7th
Finished On: August 7th, 10:30 PM
Pages Read: 237

The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Started On: August 10th
Finished On: August 10th, 11:55 AM
Pages Read: 250

Inbetween by Tara Fuller
Started On: August 17th
Finished On: August 17th, 7:05 PM
Pages Read: 259

Sleep With the Lights On by Maggie Shayne
Started On: August 18th
Currently On: Page 1 of 379

Goals: 20
Read: 9
Pages Read: 3074

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Week 33 Reviews: Turbulent Sea, Hidden Currents

From Goodreads:
The star: Joley Drake was born with a legacy of unexpected magical gifts, but it was the gift of singing that made her an overnight sensation—a rock and roll goddess trapped by fame, fortune, and ambition. Heated by the flush of success, Joley could have any man she wanted. But there’s only man who can give her what she really needs.

The bodyguard: Ilya Prakenskii, cool, inscrutable, dangerously sexy, and working in the shadow of his infamous reputation—that of a secret Russian hit man on the payroll of a notorious mobster. He’s the last man Joley should get close to, yet when her life is threatened on tour she has nowhere left to turn. But in the seductive safe keep of Ilya’s embrace, is Joley really as secure as she imagines

From Goodreads:
From afar, Sheriff Jackson Deveau has always loved Elle Drake, the youngest telepath of seven sisters. After a long time away she’s finally returning home to the small coastal village of Sea Haven. But someone has been following Elle, someone who doesn’t want her to make it back. And when Elle fails to arrive, her disappearance strikes fear in the hearts of everyone who loves her. Now it’s left to Jackson to uncover the mystery of Elle’s vanishing, and rescue her from an unseen danger. But Sea Haven is no longer safe for anyone, and it’ll take the powers of all the Drake sisters and their men to survive the coming storm.

My Review:
I loved these books! Turbulent Sea was the only one, now, that I hadn't read in the series (because Hidden Currents was the first book I read of the series, way back before I was blogging, and yeah, it was just great to now have read the whole series!

Turbulent Sea is the book that is furthest from the rest of the series. The only time spent in Sea Haven is at the end, in the Drake House, and her sisters are hardly in it, she talks to them on the phone, and then she spends some time with them when they come to a concert to protect her. And how Ilya is the 7th son of a 7th son, which means he's the masculine version of Elle, which means no birth protection works on him, which was the thing that he knew that she didn't!

Hidden Currents was the easiest book for me to read. Literately, the font was a touch bigger, making it easier on my eyes, and faster to read. The content, that was hard to read, but it just flew by because of the size. If it'd been bigger in all the books, then I think I would've read them faster, too.

Hidden Currents did a lot of things. It expanded what they knew they could do with their powers, because of what he did, making traps that looked for psychic energy, and when it was found, fed on it to create a trap with nature. And the plotlines from previous books wrap up, like the Reverend RJ dies, which is great! Just desserts! And all the Drakes who hadn't married, do so, after Elle and Jackson, and that was just great! And how when the wind was going around at the end of the book, Abbey and Sasha were in the hot tub, like they were once in their book,, and Libby and Ty were against the wall like they were in their book!

Really enjoyed these books, and how the plot line of the bodyguard, Ilya's brother, is going to continue on in Water Bound, which I can't wait to read!

Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Drake Sisters #6, 7
First Read: January 1st 2009
Read: August 12th, 13th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Love this series, and rereading Hidden Currents which is also a End of Series 2014 Book, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Jove
Published: July 29th 2008, June 30th 2009

Turbulent Sea:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Hidden Currents:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: Dreams of a Dark Warrior

From Goodreads:
From #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole comes this gripping tale of a battle-maddenend warrior driven by revenge and the Valkyrie temptress who haunts his dreams.

He Vowed He'd Come For Her... 

Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.

She Awaits His Return...

When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.

To Sate A Desire More Powerful Than Death...

Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?

My Review:
I'll be honest, I went into this book expecting to hate Declan, because of how Demon from the Dark went, but yeah, it was more like Dark Desires After Dusk, with a hero who's done some pretty bad things, but is still a pretty good guy still, and has a reason for what he did.

So yeah, it was awesome to read this book, because so much happens, like we learn about Regin, and Aidan and his lives after, and then meeting Regin again in them again. And shortly after kissing her for the first time, and fully gaining Aidan's memories, dies.

Yeah, this book was also hilarious, what with the bat that Nix had, and the message that she sent Declan, with  all the conversation that Nix usually gives, with distractions, and forgetfulness, it was just so funny! and yeah, we also get to see a bit of the weight that Nix carries, actions that impact others, and others, to the point where millions of people are involved. Or when Lothaire was instructing Declan on how to win back Regin-and it works. That was hilarious!

I really enjoyed how it resolved, that Declan was stronger then Aidan, so he was the one that was staying, and how Lothaire has a favour from Declan, and is looking for the ring, and we know a bit more why, and how, he's doing what he's doing, Endgame tells him what to do, and he does it for his Bride, I'm pretty sure!

Loved this book, and I can't wait to read Lothaire's book!

Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #11
Read: August 11th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Love this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Pocket
Published: February 15th 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 33 Review: The Jewel

From Goodreads:
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

My Review:
This was a really fantastic book! I was meaning to be reading a tour book, and instead I was drawn to this book, and yeah, the pages just flew right on by, because yeah, it's that good of a book! Because this book has all the notes that aggravate me on behalf of the good guys, in this case, Violet, and Ash, and Raven.

The whole situation, with girls who can bear royal babies and who have special powers, and then are sold to the royal women, as possessions, is a horrible idea. I want to kick the lady in the books who came up with it. Not the author, because it's part of what makes this book so good!

Violet, she makes some good decisions, like trusting the one guy on getting her out, and some of the situations with the Duchess, but she also makes some bad ones, like the other half of the situations with the Duchess, and not telling Ash before that she was going to be leaving, and her little bits of communication with Raven with flowers, and every day objects that were important to the 2 of them.

The 50 or so pages on my e-reader, they were hard to read. Because I read the ending about halfway through, so I knew something bad was going to happen, and that sense of dread made me want to speed up so I could get past it, and also slow down, so I wouldn't get to it. And then it was done, and now I want the 2nd book! Because man, that is a cliffhanger, and that surprise, if you think about it, is exactly what had to happen!

This was a really fantastic book, and if you were having doubts about reading it, don't, because it's just so freaking good!

Author: Amy Ewing
Series: The Lost City #1
Read: August 10th, 2014
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a 2014 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Publication: September 2nd 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Weird Little Thing Is

That I have 2014 reviews right now. Not all of them are posted yet, since almost 100 of them are books that I've been meaning to read, but yeah, it's weird, that right now, the number of review posts I have, is the year that we are in. Because I'm adding new review posts every week, with new books to review. And it's a random number each time. So yeah, weird. Just a thing I wanted to blog about, for no reason at all!

Follow Friday #145, August 15th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week’s question:

Q: Suggest a question! We need questions of the week for future FFs. Any ideas?

A: Since I don't know all the questions that have been previously asked, sorry in advance, but here are a couple:

1) If you could get an ARC of any book, already published, or not yet, what would it be?
2) What are you thoughts on books series covers changing in the middle of the series?
3) Do you read more than 1 book at a time, and if so, how, like a certain amount of pages per book before moving on to the next one in the queue?

What about you guys? Happy reading!

The Reward Challenge Update 102 Part 2

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I already had 57 counts, and I read Six Strings which counts 4 times as a DAC Book, review book and SAC 2014 Book, Songbird which counts 3 times as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book and a review book, The Jewel which counts 5 times as a 2014 Dystopia Book, Edelweiss book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book and a WoW Book, Dreams of a Dark Warrior which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book, Turbulent Sea which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book, Hidden Currents which counts 3 times as a End of Series 2014 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book. So I have 77 counts total for next week.

First Lines Friday #162, August 15th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!
"They were here. Really here. Kylie Galen stepped out of the crowded dining hall into the bright sunlight. She looked over at the Shadow Falls office. Gone was the chatter of the other campers. Birds chirped in the distance and a rush of wind rustled the trees. Mostly she heard the sound of her own heart thudding in her chest." -Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter

Oh, meeting her dad's adoptive parents for the first time, expect that it's actually her grandfather and great-aunt! Love this book! Can't wait to reread more! What about you guys? Happy reading!