Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #225, August 4th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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 Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn, page 68.

"Well, well, she thought. Emerson Tate hadn't changed at all."

Well, that doesn't sound too good for him if she knows! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Michelle Lang Author Page

The Story: I don't know where exactly I got Lady Lazarus, but I got it, and then I read it, and I just enjoyed it so much! It was such a great book, and I've since enjoyed more of the series, and I can't wait to read more, it's been so great!

Website

Series: Lady Lazarus.

Lady Lazarus: Lady Lazarus and her site, my review, Dark Victory and her site, my review, Rebel Angels and her site, my review, The Magic of Fabulous and her site, my review.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Written On My Heart: Review

From Goodreads:
It's been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib—and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire—for her trouble. Never going back. She doesn't need trouble...especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who's six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass.

Lane has spent the last decade fighting to support his family. To protect them. There's no room for romance, even with a fragile (yet amusingly feisty) stunner...even if she somehow manages to invade his world and his heart.

But while some secrets are as visible as ink on the skin, others must remain hidden at all costs...

My Review:
I enjoyed this book a lot! I've only read like, one other book by Cole Gibsen, but I want to read the rest of her books, so it was really great that I was able to read this book! So great, and just more incentive to read the others!

I knew from the synopsis that this would be a book that would push some of my buttons-a stepfather who would break a stepchild's bones, burn their stuff, and kick them out of the house? Definitely not fair. I like fair, and fixing things, and I can't, I just have to read as they fix things themselves!

The little details were the ones that really made this book special. I enjoyed reading about the dog that Ashlyn rescued, even though she didn't have the best (or really any) living accommodations, she still cared for the dog, which spoke to what kind of person she was.

Really enjoyed the ending, and how things came together, which I know I write a lot, but it's true in a lot of books that I read, that things that were brought up in the book, were wrapped up in the book, talking only about stand alones. This book did that, and the way that it did that, was just awesome!

Yeah, I really enjoyed reading Ashlyn and Lane's story, it was really fantastic!

Author: Cole Gibsen
Read: August 2nd, 2015
Source: YA Bound Review Copy
Reason Why: Really enjoyed her other books, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Published: July 28th 2015
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
5/5 Stars
Bio:
I love writing, day-old chinese food, and my nail polish is always chipped. My YA novel, KATANA, will be released, spring 2012 by Flux. You can check out my website at www.colegibsen.com Word to your mother. (But seriously, you should call her. She worries.)

Contact and Buy AKA Links:


It's Monday! What Are You Reading #217, August 3rd

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 well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #216
Teaser Tuesday #224
WWW Wednesday #224
WOW #221
Will the Time Come #217
Third Sentence Thursday #207
Random Reads #192
First Lines Friday #211
The Reward Challenge Update #202
Follow Friday #194
How Well I Stuck to It #46
Wrote that Review Update #51

Week 31 Reviews:
Vampire Fight Club
Immortal Rider
Apocalypse
Lethal Rider
Rogue Rider
It Was Always You
For the Win
The Hotter You Burn
The Search
Make it Count

Tours:
Every Choice: Review
No Kissing Allowed: Review

Random:
We Have the Title of The Malediction Trilogy #3!!!!
Christina Farley Author Page
Amy Alward Author Page

OK, so I got 22 posts in 7 days, which is pretty good seeing that I was recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I have nothing planned!

Amy Alward Author Page

The Story: I received a copy of Madly from Edelweiss, and since I'd seen it before on Goodreads, I was so excited, so today, when the file was expiring today, which is now yesterday, I had to read it! And I enjoyed it so much! Now I can't wait to read more books by Amy Alward! Well, I do have more, the books that were published under her maiden name, Amy McCulloch!

Website

Series: Potion, The Knot Sequence.

Potion: Madly and her site, my review.

The Knot Sequence: The Oathbreaker's Secret and her site, my review, The Shadow's Curse and her site, my review.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wrote that Review Update #51, August 2nd

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Every Choice, Vampire Fight Club, Immortal Rider, Apocalypse, Lethal Rider, Rogue Rider, No Kissing Allowed, It Was Always You, For the Win, The Hotter You Burn, The Search, Make it Count, so I have 7 of 7 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #46, August 2nd

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Saturday: Nothing Planned!
Sunday: Nothing Planned!
Monday: Nothing Planned!
Tuesday: Nothing Planned!
Wednesday: Nothing Planned!
Thursday: Nothing Planned!
Friday: Nothing Planned!

Since it's a free week, nothing applies, so I can't stick to what I want to have scheduled. But hopefully I read books that would fit!

Christina Farley Author Page

The Story: I'd seen Gilded around Goodreads, and I wanted to read it, it looked really great. But I wasn't kicked into gear to actually read it until I got Silvern from NetGalley, so of course I had to read both! And yeah, enjoyed Gilded, and the ending of Silvern, and can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Gilded.

Gilded: Gilded and her site, my review, Silvern and her site, my review, Brazen and her site.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Week 31 Review: Make it Count

From Goodreads:
Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend's gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot?

Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends—both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It's safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm's reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.

Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She's adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He'd never stab his best friend in the back…

But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can’t be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

My Review:
This was a really great, awesome book! I started this book late, and then I was reading it, and I couldn't stop-at one point I noticed that I was halfway through the book, and it felt like no time at all had passed! That was a wonderful feeling!

I really enjoyed Kat. I guessed that she might have dyslexia or something similar, and was just waiting for someone to confirm. So it was nice to be right, because the realities where there. She was just so much fun, like MBF (Major Best Friends) and Kat-land! So awesome!

This book was a really quick read. The chapters were short, the things happening were things that I wanted to read, and that was just a lot of fun, to the point where I was up at 4 am finishing this book (yeah, I know, but I'm saying it was read on the 31st!)

They did have a few complications-like her insecurity because of what turned out to be the dyslexia, and all the problems stemming from that, and they had some ups and downs, but they worked through things to be in a good place, and that was really great to read!

I'm so glad that this is a series, so more people can get happy endings, because this book was really fantastic!

Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Bowler University #1
Read: July 31st, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded really good, I was supposed to review the 3rd book, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Published: June 3rd 2014
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: The Search

From Goodreads:
Sarah Patrick and Monty, her partner from the elite K-9 search and rescue team, can find people when no one else can. Sarah is forced to help in the rescue the only survivor of a massacre at the facilities of a top-secret venture backed by billionaire John Logan. Logan knows the only way to save the man--and the secrets he holds--is to find him as soon as possible.

My Review:
It was just so really fantastic to read this book! I've read it before, but that was before I was blogging, so I don't have a record of my thoughts about it. And it's a pretty big time span, too, at least 4 years, more than, because I remember reading a book further in the series when there was still the computer in the spare/guest room.

I just really enjoyed Sarah and Logan's story (and yes, I know that's her first name, and his last, but that's what he's more commonly known as) they were just a great couple, that you might not initially think, but they were!

There were things in this book that I had forgotten. Like the fact that Chen Li and Rudzak were half siblings. Or that he killed her, even though she was in remission. But I did have a suspicion about Bassett, which I was right about, yeah!

I really did enjoy how things came together, that they planned on the use of explosives, and how they didn't want Rudzak to win, so that was really smart plan, though he did pull a stunt with an extra bit of explosive with Logan!

Favourite line: "No, I'm telling you that you should marry me because you're not going to find anyone who's better for you and I'm not going to let you go for the next hundred years or so." Go, Sarah! Awesome line!

Yes, this was an utterly fantastic book, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

Author: Iris Johansen
Series: Eve Duncan #3
Read: July 31st, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading! Loved it the first time, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WR Reward Book!
Publisher: Bantam Books
Published: May 1st 2001
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: The Hotter You Burn

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers story featuring a troubled playboy and the woman he can’t resist… 

Beck Ockley is ruthless in the boardroom...and the bedroom. He's never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul.

Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck's home—her ancestral estate—for food, she's shocked by his early return...and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him.

For the first time in Beck's life, he can't get a woman out of his mind. All too soon, friendship blooms into obsession and he'll have to break her heart...or surrender his own...

My Review:
Man, this book! Another fantastic, awesome book by Gena Showalter, and just so enjoyable! This was such a great book, and I really enjoyed reading about Harlow and Beck, they were great people, and they made such a great couple!

We knew a bit about Harlow from previous entries in the series. But this time, we got to see things from her perspective, and yeah, things were not easy for her! From her dad, to the incident that brought her into home schooling, to the way that she lost her mom, yeah. Not fun!

And then there was Beck, who was damaged as well, but in different ways, from being a foster kid, and the experiences at the one place, where the lady introduced him to sexual acts. At 14. Plus, the beating that he, West and Jace did. Yeah.

These where two damaged people, but they built a relationship, even if that wasn't what he thought he could offer, thought of as a cage. But he learned the error of his ways, that was darned sure! Though it took a few extremes to get him there!

Favourite lines: The whole book! It was just so fantastic!

Such a great, amazing, wonderful book! I just enjoyed reading it so much, and now I can't wait for Jessie Kay and West's book!

Author: Gena Showalter
Series: The Original Heartbreakers #2
Read: July 31st, 2015
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love Gena Showalter books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: HQN Books
Published: July 28th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Reviews: It Was Always You, For the Win


From Goodreads:
Friends discover their feelings are more than that but timing has never been on their side. 


When Jeremy, her brother's best friend, came back into her life, Michaela cursed the fact that she was in a relationship with someone else. But now that she's free, he’s dating her roommate. 

From Goodreads:
Millionaire bad boy Jordan Fawkes has problems. Big problems. 
That molten-hot intern he hooked up with at Comic-Con is now his assistant. No one can know they're the stars of the cosplay sex tape that broke the Internet.

Business school hopeful April Weiss has drama. Big drama. 
Working under the CFO of Draco Multimedia should be the opportunity of a lifetime for her, but Jordan Fawkes is the boss from Hell—a sexier-than-sin boss from Hell who holds all the cards for her future career.

And then there's the small problem of a certain video…

My Review:
I really enjoy reading Brenna Aubrey books. They always are fun, but deal with something that wouldn't be found in a YA book, plus the fact that they're NA age characters. And these books were more of this awesomeness!

I enjoyed the relationships in these books. The short story of right people, wrong timing, and the full length novel of a boss/intern relationship. They were both complicated in there own way-because every relationship is complicated, whether or not it starts off that way-and yeah, it was just so great to read that!

That they worked through their issues, that they were dating someone else, that they were boss and intern employee, and the video, that took strength. And it caused a lot of hardship, but they worked through it! So great to read!

The endings, how things wrapped up, were pretty great! That they were couples, and happy together, and the bad guys if there were any, lost, and that was just so great to read! That she would email the video to herself, so she could post it, that was pretty horrible!

Yeah, these were really fantastic stories, and For the Win set up for For the One, which I can't wait to read, either, because this series! This author! Enough said!

Author: Brenna Aubrey
Series: Gaming the System #3.5, 4
Read: July 28th, 28th, 2015
Source: Free, Tuebl
Reason Why: Love her writing, and this series! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book, and For the Win is a WoW Book!
Publisher: Silver Griffon Associates,
Published: May 22nd 2015

It Was Always You:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









For the Win:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Reviews: Vampire Fight Club, Immortal Rider, Apocalypse, Lethal Rider, Rogue Rider




From Goodreads:
When a wave of violence forces shape shifter Vladlena to go undercover, her first stop is a haven of vice - with a dangerously sexy vamp in charge. Both Vladlena and Nathan are hiding something, but they can't conceal the lust that simmers between them...

From Goodreads:
Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She's been marked as Satan's bride and her jealous fiancĂ© wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human.

Arik Wagner knows the saying "love hurts" better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he's topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth? 

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione brings readers behind the scenes with this definitive guide to her latest imaginative, epic series featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. With character descriptions, key player background information, a handy glossary of terms and special abilities, a Q&A inspired by reader questions, and an all-new, exclusive short story, this is a must-read for every Larissa Ione fan.

From Goodreads:
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, ReganCooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.


Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.

From Goodreads:
Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues-and falls for-a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming, and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man whom Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he's also the kind of man who can be very dangerous . . . 


Reseph may not know why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian's life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian's neighbors are killed, and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he's putting Jillian in danger. And once it's revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: Can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?

My Review:
So I wasn't planning on reading all of these books initially. I was going to read Vampire Fight Club and Immortal Rider, and then read the rest in subsequent weeks. But after how Immortal Rider ended, well, I just had to keep reading this series! I only stopped where I did because I'm planning on finishing to where the series is currently published next week!

I enjoyed reading the rest of the Horsemen's stories-I was just sucked in, addicted, and the pages just flew right on by! These stories, they were just so readable and interesting, and "I want to read this!" They were just so freaking great to read!

These stories bled into each other, a bit, like while Immortal Rider was going on, there were scenes that were preparing for the future books, like the conception of baby Logan. That kind of entwine-ment, just made me want to read the next book even more!

But oh, boy, all those twists and turns! And how things all came together in the end for all of them to have their happy endings? And everything that's going to carry on into the next books in the series, like how Reaver is their dad? I just want to read his-and the others-stories!

Favourite lines: For each of them, the whole book! Such great and funny and meaningful lines!

This is such a great series, I don't know how I put it off for so long, but I am just loving it so much!

Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 9,  Lords of Deliverance #1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4
Read: July 26th, 27th, 27th, 27th, 28th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Loving this series, and they're 2015 Dystopia Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books!
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: September 1st 2011, December 1st 2011, May 1st 2012, May 22nd 2012, November 20th 2012

Vampire Fight Club:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Immortal Rider:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Apocalypse:

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Lethal Rider:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Rogue Rider:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, July 31, 2015

Follow Friday #194, July 31st


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: If you could get an ARC of any book, already published, or not yet, what would it be?

A: Oh, huh, I asked this question! Why did I have to be so hard on myself! Uh, all of my favourite books, Acheron and Styxx  by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, the Legacy series by Cayla Kluver, and all these YA books! They're all so freaking good! What about you guys? Happy reading!

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