Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #234, November 30th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date  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 #233
Teaser Tuesday #241
WWW Wednesday #241
WOW #238
Will the Time Come #234
Third Sentence Thursday #224
Random Reads #209
First Lines Friday #228
The Reward Challenge Update #219
Follow Friday #211
How Well I Stuck to It #63
Wrote that Review Update #68

Week 48 Reviews:
Dead Heat
Night Broken
Night Study
Heart of Evil
Sacred Evil
The Harder You Fall
The Jock and the Fat Chick
Wild Cat

Random:
What I'm Trying to Do
We Have the Cover of Sisters of the Heart #5!!!!
We Have the Cover of Shadow #1!!!!!
Amy Zhang Author Page
OK, so I got 25 posts in 7 days, so a pretty decent week and I'm happy with it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Come Back to Me, Dead Aim, Did I Mention I Love You?, Emmy & Oliver, The Evil Inside, Hunt the Moon, Fury's Kiss, Tempt the Stars, Masks, Reap the Wind, Future Perfect, Girl Last Seen, Indelible, The Killing Jar, Mortal Sins, Nexis, Passenger, Perfected, Tarnished, Soundless, A Step Towards Falling, Stray, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, Thicker Than Water, and Twice Bitten.
In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, a young Marine and his best friend's sister plunge into a forbidden love affair while he's home on leave.

When a Marine Chaplain knocks on her door, Jessa's heart breaks—someone she loves is dead. Killed in action, but is it Riley or Kit? Her brother or her boyfriend…

Three months earlier, Marine Kit Ryan finds himself back home on leave and dangerously drawn to his best friend Riley's sister, Jessa—the one girl he can't have. Exhausted from fighting his feelings, Kit finally gives in, and Jessa isn't strong enough to resist diving headfirst into a passionate relationship.

But what was just supposed to be a summer romance develops into something far greater than either of them expected. Jessa's finally found the man of her dreams and Kit's finally discovered there's someone he'd sacrifice everything for.

When it's time for Kit to redeploy, neither one is ready to say goodbye. Jessa vows to wait for him and Kit promises to come home to her. No matter what.

But as Jessa stands waiting for the Marine Chaplain to break her heart, she can't help but feel that Kit has broken his promise…

Riley or Kit? Kit or Riley? Her brother or her boyfriend? Who’s coming home to her?
A celebrated photojournalist, Alex Graham has recorded some of the most tragic and heartbreaking of stories, but her latest assignment has forced her across a dangerous line. At a dam collapse in Arapahoe Junction, Colorado, Alex witnesses a conspiracy that will shock the nation. For the collapse of the Arapahoe Dam was not an accident. The official story is just a cover-up for a truth so frightening, so unthinkable, that anyone who threatens to reveal it must be silenced. Forever. Alex's only ally is an ex-covert commando with a checkered past, a price on his head and a deadly assassin at his heels. What happens when a reporter does more than just report? What happens when she becomes involved in the story? She ends up marked for death by an enemy who never misses, by those who've already got her centred . . . dead aim.
Love is everything but expected.

Eden Monro came to California for a summer of sun, sand and celebrities what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers: a dad she hasn't seen in three years, a stepmonster and three stepbrothers.

Eden gets her own room in her dad's fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother, Tyler Bruce. Whom she cannot stand. He's got angry green eyes and ego bigger than a Beverly Hills mansion. She's never felt such intense dislike for someone. But the two are constantly thrown together as his group of friends pull her into their world of rule-breaking, partying and pier-hanging.

And the more she tries to understand what makes Tyler burn hotter than the California sun, the more Eden finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn't...
Some deaths live on forever

For as long as it has stood overlooking New England's jagged coastline, Lexington House has been the witness to madness-and murder. But in recent years the inexplicable malice that once tormented so many has lain as silent as its victims. Until now...

A member of the nation's foremost paranormal forensic team, Jenna Duffy has made a career out of investigating the inexplicable. Yet nothing could prepare her for the string of slayings once again plaguing Lexington House-or for the chief suspect, a boy barely old enough to drive, much less kill.

With the young man's life on the line, Jenna must team up with attorney Samuel Hall to pinpoint who-or what-is taking the lives of those who get too close to the past. But everything they learn brings them closer to the forces of evil stalking this tortured ground.
Kadence Mulligan's star was rising. She and her best friend, Lauren DeSanto, watched their songs go viral on YouTube, then she launched a solo career when a nasty throat infection paralyzed Lauren's vocal chords. Everyone knows Lauren and Kadence had a major falling-out over Kady's boyfriend. But Lauren knows how deceptive Kadence could be sometimes. And nobody believes Lauren when she claims she had nothing to do with the disappearance. Or the blood evidence As the town and local media condemns Lauren, she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the truth herself. Lauren slowly unravels the twisted life of Kadence Mulligan and sees that there was more to her than she ever knew. But will she realize she's unknowingly playing a part in an elaborate game to cover up a crime before it's too late?
"I try not to think about it, what I did to that boy."

Seventeen-year-old Kenna Marsden has a secret.

She's haunted by a violent tragedy she can’t explain. Kenna's past has kept people—even her own mother—at a distance for years. Just when she finds a friend who loves her and life begins to improve, she's plunged into a new nightmare. Her mom and twin sister are attacked, and the dark powers Kenna has struggled to suppress awaken with a vengeance.

On the heels of the assault, Kenna is exiled to a nearby commune, known as Eclipse, to live with a relative she never knew she had. There, she discovers an extraordinary new way of life as she learns who she really is, and the wonders she's capable of. For the first time, she starts to feel like she belongs somewhere. That her terrible secret makes her beautiful and strong, not dangerous. But the longer she stays at Eclipse, the more she senses there is something malignant lurking underneath it all. And she begins to suspect that her new family has sinister plans for her…
FBI agent Lily Yu is in North Carolina with her lover and mate, Rule Turner, Lu Nuncio of the Nokolai werewolf clan. He is there to take custody of his son from the boy's grandmother. It's a purely personal trip until Rule, in wolf form, finds three bodies in a shallow grave. They carry the stench of death magic, which makes the murders a federal crime. Lily takes charge of the investigation and soon realizes that nothing adds up- not the motives or the main suspect, who is behind bars when death strikes again.

But murder, however bizarre, is an everyday affair for Lily, who was a homicide cop before being recruited into the FBI's Magical Crimes Division. A more personal shock arrives in the form of Rule's son's mother. Why would she now challenge Rule's plan to bring his son to live among the Nokolai? But family matters must take a backseat when the violence escalates, and there's no rhyme or reason for the next strike- by a killer who may not even be of this world.
In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father's death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.

Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the "real" world, and makes her feel whole again.

But Nexis isn't quite the game everyone thinks it is.

And it’s been waiting for Ella.
passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas' passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods' grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever
Freedom comes at a cost...

Ella was genetically engineered to be the perfect pet—graceful, demure...and kept. In a daring move, she escaped her captivity and took refuge in Canada. But while she can think and act as she pleases, the life of a liberated pet is just as confining as the Congressman’s gilded cage. Her escape triggered a backlash, and now no one's safe, least of all the other pets. But she's trapped, unable to get back 
to Penn—the boy she loves—or help the girls who need her. 

Back in the United States, pets are turning up dead. With help from a very unexpected source, Ella slips deep into the dangerous black market, posing as a tarnished pet available to buy or sell. If she's lucky, she'll be able to rescue Penn and expose the truth about the breeding program. If she fails, Ella will pay not only with her life, but the lives 
of everyone she's tried to save... 
From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore.

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei's home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.

Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei's jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever...

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.

Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.

The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above You features Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamoring for the next book.
On his own

Thomas Bellweather hasn't been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad's cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect.

Not that there's any evidence. But before Thomas got to Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty years.

The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her best friend was the other murder vic. And she'd like a couple answers.

Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden…
Merit, Chicago's newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is. Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene—and to spy for the vamps while she's at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan's offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

Merit must accept the assignment, even though she knows that she'll probably regret it. And she's not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals—not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wrote that Review Update #68, November 29th

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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, but I didn't again, bad me!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews, as well as all the catch up!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #63, November 29th

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!

Week 49:
Come Back to Me by Mila Gray, Dead Aim by Iris Johansen, Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame, Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway, The Evil Inside by Heather Graham, Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance, Fury's Kiss by Karen Chance, Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance, Masks by Karen Chance, Reap the Wind by Karen Chance, Future Perfect by Jen Larsen, Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown, Indelible by Karin Slaughter, The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth, Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks, Nexis by A.L. Davroe, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch, Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch, Soundless by Richelle Mead, A Step Towards Falling by Cammie McGovern, Stray by Elissa Sussman, Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray, Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer, Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 8. Check.

Edelweiss: 5. Check.

Meme Books: No Check.

Rereads: 4. Check..

New Books: 6. Check.

So a pretty good week, I like it. Just meme's fail, and hopefully it won't next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Susan Mallery Author Page

The Story: So again, I don't remember when I started reading Susan Mallery's books, just that I know that I enjoy them, and I need to read more of them, which is good, since I have a lot of them to read!

Website

Series: Fool's Gold, Buchanans, Lone Star Sisters, Blackberry Island, Bakery Sisters, Mischief Bay, Los Lobos.

Fool's Gold: Chasing Perfect and her site, my review, Almost Perfect and her site, my review, Sister of the Bride and her site, my review, Finding Perfect and her site, my review, Only Mine and her site, my review, Only Yours and her site, my review, Only His and her site, my review, Only Us and her site, my review, Almost Summer and her site, my review, Summer Days and her site, my review, Summer Nights and her site, my review, All Summer Long and her site, my review, A Fool's Gold Christmas and her site, my review, Halfway There and her site, (Part of *All for You*), Just One Kiss and her site, my review, Two of a Kind and her site, my review, Three Little Words and her site, my review, Christmas on 4th Street and her site, my review, When We Met and her site, my review, Before We Kiss and her site, my review, Until We Touch and her site, my review, Yours for Christmas and her site, my review, Hold Me and her site, my review, Kiss Me and her site, my review, Thrill Me and her site, my review, Marry Me at Christmas and her site, my review, Best of My Love and her site.

Halfway There is a short story in All for You, set in the Fool's Gold world, here's my review.

Buchanans: Delicious and her site, my review, Irresistible and her site, my review, Sizzling and her site, my review, Tempting and her site, my review.

Lone Star Sisters: Wild Hearts and her site, my review, Under Her Skin and her site, my review, Lip Service and her site, my review, Straight from the Hip and her site, my review, Hot on Her Heels and her site, my review.

Blackberry Island: Barefoot Season and her site, my review, Three Sisters and her site, my review, Evening Stars and her site, my review.

Bakery Sister: Sweet Talk and her site, my review, Sweet Spot and her site, my review, Sweet Trouble and her site, my review.

Mischief Bay: The Girls of Mischief Bay and her site, my review, The Friends We Keep and her site, my review.

Los Lobos: Someone Like You and her site, my review, Falling for Gracie and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Accidentally Yours and her site, my review, Already Home and her site, my review, The Best of Friends and her site, my review, Sunset Bay and her site, my review.

Kristan Higgins Author Page

The Story: I don't know exactly how or when I started reading Kristan Higgins books, but I did, and I enjoyed them so much! Really fun and enjoyable, and I can't wait to read more!

Website

Series: Blue Heron, Gideon's Cove.

Blue Heron: The Best Man and her site, my review, The Perfect Match and her site, my review, Waiting for You and her site, my review, In Your Dreams and her site, my review, Anything for You and her site, my review.

Gideon's Cove: Catch of the Day and her site, my review, The Next Best Thing and her site, my review, Somebody to Love and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Too Good to be True and her site, my review, Just One of the Guys and her site, my review, All I Ever Wanted and her site, my review, My One and Only and her site, my review, Until There Was You and her site, my review, Fools Rush In and her site, my review, If Only You Knew and her site, my review.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Week 48 Review: Wild Cat

From Goodreads:
In the new Leopard novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Cat's Lair and Leopard's Prey, passions explode like wildfire when a young woman's feral instincts are ignited by a man who's too dangerous not to desire…

A simple request for Siena Arnotto: deliver a gift to her grandfather's friend. One look at Elijah Lospostos, hard-bodied and stripped to the waist, and Siena succumbs to a feline stirring she never felt before, and to Elijah's reckless and pleasurable demands. But when that pulse-throbbing moment ends in the murder of an unexpected intruder, Elijah accuses the shaken and confused Siena of setting him up.

Then Siena discovers the truth of her Leopard heritage, of the secrets in her grandfather's inner circle, and the sinister plot of revenge that has put her in jeopardy. When Siena's grandfather is assassinated, she realizes the only man she can trust is Elijah. Now as her Leopard rises from within, Siena and Elijah share not only an animal instinct for survival—but a desire so raw and wild it may be the only thing that can save them. 

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this a whole bunch! We'd already gotten a Leopard book this year (Cat's Lair) and this book just kinda popped up, which says something about it that it came out when it did about it! Just so great!

So Elijah's been a part of the series since the beginning-he's Rachel's brother. Speaking of, I wish that she could've been in this book, because that would've been awesome, but oh well. Maybe in the future, because I love to see her and Siena together!

I really liked Siena. She was an innocent that got pulled into a pretty ugly world in an ugly way by both her grandfather-but also Elijah, and his further interactions with her weren't the best, so I wasn't too happy with him! But Siena, I liked, she was so great!

This book had a bit more of the world, of the crime families, and how the leopards are doing their best to keep innocents away from harm. It's not pretty, but it's pretty necessary, because there could be worse guys taking charge. But the good guys won, and that was really great!

Really fantastic book, and yeah, I just really enjoyed it so much, and I can't wait to read more!

Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Leopard #8
Read: November 27th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Jove
Published: November 24th 2015
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: The Jock and the Fat Chick

From Goodreads:
No one ever said high school was easy. In this hilarious and heartwarming debut, one high school senior has to ask himself how much he's willing to give up in order to fit in.

Kevin seems to have it all: he's popular, good looking, and on his way to scoring a college hockey scholarship. However, he's keeping two big secrets. The first is that he failed an assignment and is now forced to take the most embarrassing course ever--domestic tech. The second is that he is falling for his domestic tech classmate, Claire.

As far as Kevin is concerned, Claire does have it all: she's funny, smart, beautiful, and confident. But she's off-limits. Because Kevin knows what happens when someone in his group dares to date a girl who isn't a cheerleader, and there's no way he is going to put himself—or Claire—through that.

But steering clear of the girl of his dreams is a lot harder than Kevin thought…especially when a cooking project they are paired together for provides the perfect opportunity for things to heat up between them outside the classroom….

My Review:
This book was really fantastic! It was very quick, but had a great story in those pages! I enjoyed reading about Kevin the jock who doesn't like the typical beauty, and Claire, the fat chick who loved food preparation!

This book was solely from Kevin's POV, which isn't something that happens all that often, so that was a bonus! And Kevin wasn't a typical jock, he didn't like the cheerleader type, he liked curvy ladies, ladies that his team mates would call "fat."

I really enjoyed him and Claire together, thrown together because of his attitude towards food, and what he as an athlete should be eating. They worked really well together, his lack of knowledge in cooking, and her with both parents in some aspect, her dad a chef and her mom a baker! Just great!

Well it did suck all with all the expectations of their relationship and each other, as well as bad timing, they did work things out rather well, and they have a future, which is really great! Totally enjoyable and great!

This was a really awesome story about people in love, people who might not be society's standard, but are happy together, and that was just awesome! I wish more guys felt like Kevin!

Author: Nicole Winters
Read: November 27th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2015 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Epic Reads Impulse
Published: October 13th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: The Harder You Fall

From Goodreads:
From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world… 

Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. He moved to small town Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, with his brothers-by-circumstance hoping to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions. 

A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Can she be the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken.

My Review:
This book! I loved reading it! So awesome to have West and Jessie Kay's story, even if it's the end of series series. Well, maybe. On Gena Showalter's site, for upcoming books, in 2017 it says 3 Original Heartbreakers novels. So I don't know what's going on there, but for now, this is the end of the series.

Both Jessie Kay and West have been a part of the series since the beginning-Jessie Kay's the sister of Brook Lynn, and West is one of the three guys that came to Strawberry Valley. And yeah, it was just a treat to have their story!

They both had their scars, West from being a foster child, and then his girlfriend, and the murder and the heroin, it's scared him, and he needed his time scheduled out, to have order. While Jessie Kay blames herself for her mom's death, and tried to find something that she couldn't name with countless guys which was the wrong way to go for her.

These two helped each other heal and grow stronger, and so it was just fantastic to read about them, as well as dealing with the crazy lady that had an obsession with West since he dated her college room mate. The good guys got their happy ending, and it was great!

Yeah, this was a really great, fantastic book, and I enjoyed it so, so, so much!

Author: Gena Showalter
Series: The Original Heartbreakers #3
Read: November 26th, 2015
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love her books! And it's a End of Series 2015 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: HQN Books
Published: November 24th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Reviews: Heart of Evil, Sacred Evil


From Goodreads:
Emerging from the bayou like an apparition, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks its cemetery's most majestic vault. A corpse discovered in nearly the same situation as that of Marshall Donegal, the patriarch killed in a skirmish just before the Civil War.

Desperate for help traditional criminologists could never provide, plantation heiress Ashley Donegal turns to an elite team of paranormal investigators who blend hard forensics with rare & often inexplicable intuition. Among the Krewe of Hunters is an old flame, Jake Mallory, a gifted musician with talent stretching far beyond the realm of the physical, and a few dark ghosts of his own.

The evil the team unveils has the power to shake the plantation to its very core. Jake and Ashley are forced to risk everything to unravel secrets that will not stay buried even in death.

From Goodreads:
A terror born of Jack the Ripper

The details of the crime scene are no coincidence. The body of a promising starlet has been battered, bloodied and then discarded between two of Manhattan's oldest graveyards.

One look and Detective Jude Crosby recognizes the tableau:

A recreation of Jack the Ripper's gruesome work. But he also sees something beyond the actions of a mere copycat. Something more dangerous and unexplainable.

As the city seethes with suspicion, Jude calls on Whitney Tremont, a member of the country's preeminent paranormal investigating team, to put the speculation to rest. Yet when Whitney and Jude delve deeper, what they discover is more shocking than either could have predicted, and twice as sinister. 

My Review:
Yes, these books were so fantastic! I'm really enjoying reading this spin off series (at least the ones that I had read previously) with these characters and story lines! Really fantastic and enjoyable, and still fresh, even when there's over 10 books in the combined series!

These characters are really awesome, from Ashley, the heir of the Donegal Plantation, Jake, member of the pretty newly formed Krewe of Hunters, and Whitney, and Jude, a New York detective! They're different people, and I loved watching them interact!

The mysteries! Awesome and diverse, though there are some cliches, well, they're cliches for a reason. And the various locations help make things all the more vivid, with all the cities and landmarks and off the beaten track places! Awesome!

I enjoyed how things concluded, the bad guy in Heart of Evil, it was hard to suspect him from what he presented, but the good guys caught him, so that was great! And loved the ending for Sacred Evil, that was so great!

I enjoyed reading these books so much, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

Author: Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters #2, 3
Read: November 22nd, 25th, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Mira
Published: June 28th 2011, July 26th 2011

Heart of Evil:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Sacred Evil:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: Night Study

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue. 

Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's life has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia is safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.  

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he's quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he's been keeping secrets from Valek…secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander's mysterious plans, they realize it's far more sinister than they could have ever imagined. 

My Review:
Oh, this book was so fantastic! I love reading Maria V. Snyder books, they're just so awesome, and this was more Yelena and Valek, which is even more so! I just loved reading this book so much, and I'm so glad that it exists!

This book picks up immediately after Shadow Study, with the suspicion that she's pregnant, and the hits and the action keep coming! Like the Commander acting in a way that hurt a lot, because we want him to be a good guy, but he wasn't acting like it!

Lots of great things happen in this book, like the relationship between Yelena and Valek deepens. Then some not so good stuff, like finding out more about what the bad guys are planning, because it's not good for the good guys!

How things wrap up, well, yeah. Valek changes a lot, because the last book was his past, and this one was his present and future, and he discovers some things about himself, and it changes him. But then there was the set up for what's going to be the main plot of Dawn Study, which I can't wait for!

Such a fantastic book, lots of discoveries, and yeah, I just can't wait to read more of this series!

Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinders #2, The Chronicles of Ixia #8
Read: November 22nd, 2015
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Because I absolutely love Maria V. Snyder's books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Mira
Expected Publication: January 26th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: Night Broken

From Goodreads:
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam's ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn't the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam's house, Mercy can't shake the feeling that something about the situation isn't right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she's willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam's pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn't about to step down without a fight, but there's a more dangerous threat circling. Christy's ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

My Review:
Oh, this book! Mercy has to deal with Christy and her manipulations, as well as the kind of thing that comes of being a coyote shifter, and mate of the local alpha. Life and death fights, strange going ons, and investigations to find the bad guys!

Christy hasn't really been in this series until now, mostly being a slight pest in a book or two. This is where she goes full force to be a problem for Mercy, trying to get back Adam as well as make Mercy bad with the pack. Not fun!

One big thing that happened in this book was that she got to meet her brother, only the second family member on her dad's side, and that's counting Coyote as "dad" lightly. But ah, the strange craziness of Coyote! But a bit helpful fighting a creature that's similar to Coyote, but not. Because of course Christy would have to find a supernatural creature after being afraid of Adam, one that's scarier than Adam!

Another thing, that's pretty darned big, is the fact that because of the damage that was incurred in this book, that Mercy is closing her shop! And that kinda sucks, since it's been a part of the series from the beginning! So I can't wait to see what's going to happen as a result in Fire Touched!

Really, really great book, and now I just want more!

Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #8
Read: November 22nd, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Loving this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Ace
Published: March 11th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 48 Review: Dead Heat

From Goodreads:
For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles's role as his father's enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way...

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae's cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

My Review:
This book was so awesome! We got to meet people who were a part of Charles past, who were his friends even though Charles is a pretty scary-looking dude. Meaning that we haven't seen any friends previous to this book!

Charles and Anna have been together for a few years now, so a few years have been skipped. And they've gone through a lot in those years. And this time is no different, between the various things going on in this book!

Like the woman cursed to kill her children and then herself because of a replaced child, you know, the usual fey antics. But this family is connected to Charles' friends, so of course he and Anna investigate right away!

The ending was a bit sad, because of all the deaths, but the bad guy did lose, so that was good, and he didn't manage to kill the kids, which is even better! But the underlying cause, that the fey let this guy go so he could do this...yeah, bad things are coming!

I enjoyed this book so much, it was so great, and I can't wait to read more! Boo for an unknown publication date for #5, yeah for Fire Touched!

Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha and Omega #4
Read: November 21st, 2015
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Really enjoying this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Ace
Published: March 3rd 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, November 27, 2015

Follow Friday #211, November 27th

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: Black Friday Eve! You have $100 (or pounds or whatever your currency is) to spend on books. What are you going to buy?

A: The 7th and the 8th book in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones, is all I can think of off the top of my head! What about you guys? Happy reading!

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