Saturday, February 28, 2015

RELEASE DAY of ANIMAL BY NIKKI RAE




Animal by Nikki Rae

Synopsis:

Ava has spent hernning from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear. 

He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?

My review:

<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21893582-animal" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="Animal" border="0" src="https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1424095640m/21893582.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21893582-animal">Animal</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6751095.Nikki_Rae">Nikki Rae</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1204796437">5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
*<em>An ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.</em>*<br><br>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 <em>Sunshine</em> 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. <br><br>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 <em>Sunshine</em> books. It was not pretty. If anything it's painful & horrifying. <br>I want to talk about two characters I left out. One, Evan. I first met him in the <em>Sunshine</em> 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.<br><strong>It turned out there were far worse things than death.</strong><br>And two, Myles. If I was in love with Myles when I read <em>Sunshine</em> 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. <br>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 <em>Sunshine</em> series all over again!! All I have left to say is, "Well done, Nikki Rae."
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About the Author:
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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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, so...so 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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The Nightlife: London by Travis Luedke

The Nightlife London (The Nightlife, #4)The Nightlife London by Travis Luedke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


FUCKING BLOODY BRILLIANT!!

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

I have to start off by saying that I am absolutely hooked on The Nightlife Series. Honestly, hands down this is my second favorite vampire series of all time. (Sookie & her novels come in first.) It's a no brainer for me liking sex, blood, and non stop action. This series has it all.
NL:London is a heart racing, bloody page turner!! We're introduced to Urvashi's 'friends' AKA Werewolves. They're helping out tracking down the bastard who stole Michelle's blood. Aaron also gains a new Bloodslave, a member of the Werewolf pack. What's crazy, she looks like Anastasia, his wife & Bloodslave from Vegas. I say crazy because of the emotional trip those two experienced with each other. I'm not saying anything more due to the fact I feel like I've given too much away already. If you love your vampires sexy, bloody, & just tad bit on the crazy side, pick this series up. Read it. And love it.



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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Changing Course by Aly Martinez

Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined, #1)Changing Course by Aly Martinez

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Wow!! A little hungover from this one. Emotions run extremely high in this story. My heart broke, it got hopeful, it got scared, and then my heart was relieved. I refuse to share anything about this book. I can say if you love contemporary romance read this book. It's all about getting another shot at happiness, making heartbreaking decisions, and learning to let go of what's been holding you back. Loved it!!



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Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune

Coral & BoneCoral & Bone by Tiffany Daune

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I loved it!!
I've been on a Mermaid kick these past few months and this book, along with one other, has really gotten me excited. It's not just about mermaids but Sirens, humans, and beings from different realms. From the very beginning I was hooked. There was something always happening to keep this story interesting. How the story unfolds is something like magick. The author set it up for another book, which I need like yesterday, lol. This book was awesome and I know this review might come as vague but I cannot say more without giving ANYTHING away. Read it & I know you'll love it.



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Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1) by Pepper Winters

Debt Inheritance (Indebted, #1)Debt Inheritance by Pepper Winters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Holy Fucking Batman!!
That was a lot to take in!! And that ending!! Say what!?!? Oh my gosh!!
This was my first book that I've read from Ms. Winters and man, oh, man, I was not disappointed. This book is dark, twisted, and scary. It's right up my alley. I couldn't help but love and hate Jethro. He's so sexy but so damn dangerous. Nila WAS sweet and innocent but when you're faced with either "Do as I say or your family wont be killed" she pretty much submits to Jethro and throws all caution out the window. It's not until the end she realizes that he can have her any way he wants just not ever owning her from the inside. That's when he gives Nila an ultimatum. And what an ultimatum it is!! Ahhh!! I'm scared, lol. Guess I'll read book two to see how much more scary Winters can make me.



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