Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Book of Genevieve: A Dragon's Tale (#2) by Mark Boyd

The Book of Genevieve (A Dragon's Tale, #2)The Book of Genevieve by Mark Boyd

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*A complimentary copy of this ebook was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.*

The Book of Genevieve, in my opinion, is epic fantasy at it's best. Our Dragon tale continues as the King of the Northland, Leto fulfills his destiny as part of the Prophecy. He finds love, gains allies, & battles the same evil lurking around to destroy the Prophecy. The story really takes you away from reality to a world filled with majic and mystical beings. You're always on an adventure planning events and seeing how it all plays out. The good guys are honorable, compassionate, wholeheartedly kind but if you mess with them, you've just signed your death warrant. Might sound a little intimidating, especially since these good guys are shapeshifting dragons with dwarves & Pegasaurs as friends AND they can wield majic. Only something stupid enough as cocky, arrogant, evilness would go up against.
One of my favorite things in this book is seeing how the characters really came into their own. Remari, the big tough red dragon is such a gentle giant with a huge bite. He's a warrior who loves being in human form because of the feelings and emotions he feels so deeply in tuned with. He's basically feeling these emotions for the first time and he takes mental notes to remember how these feelings are. They influence him on his opinion of humans. I love how he takes pleasure in the simplest of things, such as biscuits, jam, & bacon.
Yet, he's a badass warrior who can incinerate you in an instant.
Donaterri suffered some heartbreak and things got dark but she came through it with her family helping. She has a gift to be thankful for everyday now thanks to her heartbreak.
Genevieve is Leto's predestined love. The Mother, as she's known in the Prophecy. A strong willed, fierce, beautiful young woman. (Who freaked out in the beginning when I first met her, over having pointy ears. I found that a bit humorous.) She's honestly Leto's equal in every way. There's so many characters to elaborate on I just did my favorites. There's so many to fall in love with!!
The visuals from the sky to the forest, in caves, in tunnels, to a city in the mountains, to the sea and back to the sky was really something to marvel at in my head. If you truly want to escape reality go with an epic fantasy read like this one to take you there. While this book is longer than the first, you won't mind because you'll be too busy reading to get to the end!!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Tears of Crimson by Michelle Hughes

Tears of Crimson (Volume 1)Tears of Crimson by Michelle Hughes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I went into this book I was thinking New Orleans & vampires, it's going to have a Sookie Stackhouse type feel. WRONG!! While there's vampires and werewolves, the author put a unique little twist on them. You think you know? You have no idea.
Tears of Crimson is the story of Cara & Rafe. She's seen him in her dreams since she was sixteen. Fast forward into the future where Cara is twenty one. She heads to New Orleans where her eyes are opened to a brand new world where she must pay a price to be with the man of her dreams or face death.
I loved how the story flowed form one page to the next with something always happening. It held my interest. I didn't want it to be over and I'm honestly excited to know there will be more in this fantabulous series.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Angel 6.0: Concubine (Angel 6.0, #1) by Travis Luedke

Angel 6.0: Concubine (Angel 6.0, #1)Angel 6.0: Concubine by Travis Luedke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*A complimentary copy of this eBook was given by the author in exchange for my honest review.*

Angel 6.0: Concubine (#1) is a short erotic, sci-fi read. I have read ALL of Travis's books and can honestly say that this story is just a quick fix that I was needing. Travis really delves into a woman's deepest and darkest fantasies and does it with no warning. It's sexy, dirty, taboo, and it was hot!! I want more because while there's sex, there is a neat little story I'd like to read more of.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Animal by Nikki Rae

AnimalAnimal by Nikki Rae

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*An ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.*

Ummm...yea. I had a hard time coming up with a review for this book. Why? I'm emotionally drained. A book hangover if you will. Now while it took a lot out of me, I must say that there's a giddy side of me that is just gushing with excitement because I've read the Sunshine series and this book is the pre cursor to Sophie's story. We see how it all began. We see the WHY but it isn't justified.

This story is one of survival. Ava, our main character, has the knowledge that there are indeed vampires living among her. Her parents taught her how to block them out of her head. She's so on guard that she moves from place to place. She has an anxiety disorder. Which really made me feel like taking a Xanax myself. It's not that it was reading how an anxiety attack starts, it was what she went through that had my heart pounding, me breathless, and of course I was scared. Michael is a sadistic, cruel monster. He has a twisted way of looking at love. He's followed Ava since she was a little girl, when he first came in contact with her. He always came up empty because he was always a step behind until he finds her in NY. I hate Michael. I don't care about why he is the way he is. Yes, his parents were wrong in what they did. Yes he got his revenge on them but why couldn't that be enough? Maybe because he's a vampire and certain instincts are more fierce than when you're human? Nope. Not buying it. Vampire or not, you have a choice. To do good or do evil. Obviously, he chose evil. And every human he has come into contact with has met an unfortunate end. All except Ava. But she doesn't escape so easily. Not without a daily reminder that she's been infected with his blood. You see what she goes through in the Sunshine books. It was not pretty. If anything it's painful & horrifying.
I want to talk about two characters I left out. One, Evan. I first met him in the Sunshine series and I honestly thought he was a creep. However, I no longer feel that way. Yes, he helped Michael in taking Ava, but he kept telling her they were going to get away from Michael. We learn of Evan's story with his sister Katya. Michael has Evan caught by blood. So of course he has to do what Michael says or else.
It turned out there were far worse things than death.
And two, Myles. If I was in love with Myles when I read Sunshine then after reading this story I love him even more. Myles is the epitome of a good vampire. Just the total opposite of Michael. Myles treasures life. Myles is one of my favorite vampires, EVER!! He knows what Michael is capable of and that's why he does what he does.
I am a huge fan of Nikki Rae & her writing. It is raw, unique, horrifying, and beautiful. I was enthralled and enticed into Ava's story. So much so I stayed up into the early morning to see how it ended. Afterwards, it makes you want to go read the Sunshine series all over again!! All I have left to say is, "Well done, Nikki Rae."

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The Prophecy: A Dragon's Tale by Mark Boyd

The Prophecy (A Dragon's Tale, #1)The Prophecy by Mark Boyd

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*A complimentary copy of this ebook was given by the author in exchange for my honest review.*

I enjoyed this dragon tale. One thing that I absolutely have to have while reading anything is an author who can tell you a great story without losing interest. Boyd nailed it. His visuals, his details, his story was awesome. I love fantasy. I loved how captivated I was by this dragon tale that I felt right at home in my mind. I just kept reading until the very end like NO, I WANT MORE!! Even a week after I've read this tale I'm still thinking about it. That's what reading is all about. Finding something good & never wanting it to end. The story itself is pretty cool. A prophecy is foretold and becoming reality. Classic Good vs Evil. Loaded with action. Things moved quite quickly which I love because it got you where you're going. The finale. What a finale it is!! It was well written and I really loved it. I really want to know what lays ahead for this series.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blood Reign (Blood #4) by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Blood Reign (Blood, #4)Blood Reign by Tamara Rose Blodgett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*A complimentary ecopy of this book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion." ~Alexander the Great

I remember reading that quote back in high school and while I was reading this book, it popped into my head. Fitting, I would say.
Jules has just about come into her own, not quite there but close. Her group is out for war. A werewolf is loose killing Singers & Julia is bound to stop him before he kills anymore. It all comes to a bloody head and one HUGE cliffhanger. I was speechless, shocked, & in dire need of the next book. It was soooo good!! If you haven't figured out by now, Tamara is the cliffhanger Queen. It's crazy how I'm left with wanting to know more. How is this going to end? Will it end? It's nerve-wrecking!! I LOVE IT!!

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The Nightlife: Moscow by Travis Luedke

The Nightlife Moscow (The Nightlife, #6)The Nightlife Moscow by Travis Luedke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really?? You gon' leave me hanging like that, Travis?? You play dirty. But Im pretty sure Michelle would like that, do I. Lol Michelle is still my favorite vampire. Kinky and Deadly. I heart Michelle!! So much happened in this book and Im really just cheesing over it at the moment. Never once did I get lost. I kept thinking about what was going to happen next, like, when I was going to pick up my Kindle again and discover more twisted twists and turns??There were many. Then dark kinky sex just explodes everywhere. Ah, I love it!! Aaron is a lucky son of a bitch with all his hoes, aka Bloodslaves, around. Yea, I said it. Almost too many to count!! But it was fun. I want more because there just has to be more. Too much unsettled for me. And I want more of Michelle. <3

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