Monday, July 27, 2015

Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard

Splintered (Splintered, #1)Splintered by A.G. Howard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really cannot say enough how much I loved this story. There's SO much more to Wonderland than what you've read, seen, or thought. From the start, I was so entranced, I just had to know what was going to happen next, how the secrets would come out, how our main characters would make it out alive!! Alyssa & her best friend, Jeb, are on a journey to fix an old family's curse & basically to fix what Alice messed up in Wonderland. They do these things with the help of a mysterious, manipulative, question mark kind of dude. (And NO, it's not the Mad Hatter, although, it would have made much more sense if it was.) His name is Morpheus, and perhaps we'll never know his true name, but it is someone who you should be familiar with if you know the 'story'. I had to give this book 4 stars instead of five because of him. Why? Because at first, I was like, "Yea, he's going to be a friend and help out these two that have ALL this stuff to get through just to go back home." Then, I was like, "Really? You made them go through ALL this so it benefits you, too?" But, hey it's okay, because he CARES/CARED. That's what I have a problem with...these supposed heroes making the heroine go through stuff and at the same time, anger them while making them do something they obviously do not want to do but must if ya want to get back home.(I get that.) Your intentions, Morpheus, were in the right place. How you went about getting those intentions fulfilled is where you messed up. I had a hard time with liking Morpheus. Yes, he redeemed himself. I guess I'm just trying to say that I felt it was unnecessary for him to do ALL that, instead of coming out with it in the beginning. It was such a back and forth with Morpheus. Up until the end. I loved this story. It's not what you think at all. It's a beautiful, haunting, imaginative expansion on what has happened since Alice was in Wonderland...all with some mystery, intrigue, and something new that'll keep you glued to this story. I can only imagine what the next book will be like. I'm excited and giddy to find out!!

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Angel 6.0: Pursuit (Angel 6.0, #4)

Angel 6.0: Pursuit (Angel 6.0, #4)Angel 6.0: Pursuit by Travis Luedke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*An ARC of this book was provided via ebook from the author in exchange for this readers' honest review.*

Holy Fucking Batman!! Did ALL that just happen? Of course it did. I didn't know whether to let my guard down and breathe a sigh of relief or be on guard because happy feelings in Travis' worlds are never long-lasting. I'm freakin' ecstatic over the fact that Angel got that damn collar off her neck!! Yay!! *Happy dance* Sorry, little spoiler. Crazy ass shit popped off in this installment of Angel 6.0, (#4). One, being a crazy Cat drug-induced rape scene, that was actually played out quite well. I know that sounds off, but it worked. Two, a certain Cat got his comeuppance. And last but not least, Angel got her freedom. Which by the way, brought tears to my eyes. I couldn't believe it. It was an unexpected sweet moment. A defining moment, in fact. She is now a Princess to Prince Rollick. That whole situation is a crazy one. I can't forget about Chilla!! I love her. I'd have thought she'd turn into a bitch but was actually quite understanding in the whole Angel-Rollick situation. Then again, Angel, is the one to start this Concubine mixing with Royalty...thing that is going on that's making other Cats feel uncomfortable & the fact she's now a Princess & a HUMAN, they don't like that. I mean after reading a glimpse into the next book, it's obvious tension is running rampant among the Cats towards Angel. Overall, I felt feelings while reading this book that was unexpected. I like that though. There's a realness to this fantasy. Angel gets many of her secrets revealed and while some people couldn't handle the truth right away, it was resolved but not really when war is knocking on your front door to your happily ever after.

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In The Wind by Bijou Hunter

In the WindIn the Wind by Bijou Hunter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*A complimentary copy of this ebook provided by the author in exchange for this readers honest review.*

In The Wind was a mind blowing fun, finding oneself in one another, feel good type of book. Sawyer Johansson, is broken up over the loss of her father, and she does what she wants and she wanted to run and never look back again. Well, not if her brother Cooper, the new President of the MC, has anything to say about it. To make things worse, he sends Jace to bring her home. Her ex whom she felt a deep connection with & thought they'd be together forever. He left her. It still hurts. Come back home. Na, I'll stay. But then things get REAL interesting when the twins and brother come along. With out them, this story isn't worth much. They made this book with their 'I don't give a fuck attitude' & tough love. Plus, they're rich. They can get away with anything. Sawyer & Jace didn't know who they were anymore yet needed each other to find themselves. I loved this story, though. Sawyer gets her HEA. And if you've read the Damaged series, then all I have to say to that is, "ABOUT DAMN TIME!!" No, she was just a kid turning into a young lady but now we know her story. And I'm all like, 'Hell yea!!'

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Envy's Curse by A.R. Von

Envy's CurseEnvy's Curse by A.R. Von

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

I must say that this story was not at all what I was expecting. It's a full on Greek Mythology, erotic romance. I did label it as Paranormal but we are dealing with the Greek you know, there's an unseen force at work when dealing with them. This story is basically about two souls destined to be one. Of course, there's always something or someone trying to tear that apart. Either out of jealousy, hate, or Envy. So if you're familiar with the whole Poseidon, Medusa, Athena story, then you know things do not turn out so good for Medusa or any mortal man who gazes upon her. What I liked of this story is how the author fills in the gaps of how the story came to be. It's erotic, but it's panty melting fun!! Poseidon figures out a way, through Zeus, to be with Medusa. He even loves her snakes & all. <3 So very protective, so very ALPHA!! Yum. If you're looking for a HEA, you'll find it & be happy with this story. It's a unique twist on an old myth that makes you think, "Hmmm, could've happened."

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hello there...

This is me just checking in. I'd like to let everyone know that at the moment I am on vacation with my family. We're currently in San Antonio relaxing in a motel, watching cartoons. I am reading. Of course, what else would I do? Hehehe. When I finally make it back home I plan on making some changes to the blog. I'll be more involved with my reading and reviewing. This year has really been one of change for me. I'm thirty years young and I feel as if I am now just coming into my own. Weird, if you'd ask me. I honestly hope you all are having an awesome summer & is filled with plenty of books to read. I can't wait to get back home and start this fresh beginning!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Reality (The Arie Chronicles #1) by Dani Hart

Reality (The Arie Chronicles #1)Reality by Dani Hart

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.*

Wow. That was crazy. In a very good way. This story brought out feelings in me throughout my time with it. Arie & her sadness was really quite strong. One other emotion that really bugged me was angst brought on by all the suspense through the story. I don't like love triangles, at all, but it really worked in this story. From what I can tell, Arie is just taking what she can get, considering all the events that have taken place. In this world, The End is never final. There was a small part of me that felt like the story had a little too much detail but as I got past it wasn't a big deal. The author ended the story heartbreakingly beautiful, to say the least. You know there's more to come but no terrible cliffhanger. The story was a nice & unique change from my normal reads. Very enjoyable. I hope to read more of Arie & her Chronicles in the future.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lady's Destiny by A.R. Von

Lady's DestinyLady's Destiny by A.R. Von

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A complimentary copy was given to me by the author in exchange for this reader's honest review.

I'd like to start off with letting y'all know that this book was the first Fantasy/Paranormal read I have ever read from the author. The previous books I've read from A.R. Von have been contemporary romance. And while I'm ok with those types of books, I love my paranormal/fantasy books to the extreme. Yes, you can say it's my favorite genre. So, while delving into this story I was so giddy with joy & relief. Joy of finding a great story. Relief because it was totally different from my usual paranormal reads. No vampires or werewolves here. Nope. It's about a freakin' Unicorn!! Say what?? Yep, a Unicorn. From the instant I started reading I was on a journey to find one's destiny. A destiny not easily obtained. Only through love & magic can the world be set into balance. It was a classic tale of Good vs Evil. I really enjoyed the details, to the world building, character development, & the story had depth. From beginning to end I was engulfed by this tale of magic. Never a dull moment, especially since we get two alternating point of view from our two main characters. The erotic scenes definitely panty-wetting worthy. I hope the author does more work from this genre because she knocked it out the park with this story.

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