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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Consequences by Aleatha Romig

Consequences (Consequences, #1)Consequences by Aleatha Romig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This time I took my time re-reading this book, even before finishing it I had a chance to see Behind Tony's Eyes, it made everything much more 'real'. I loved it, love the series and the characters.
The only flaw I could find with this book is that it took too long to get to the ending, it was all so confusing, but it was so worth it!!!
Have I said that I loved it already? I did :) I'll say that again - LOVED IT!!!!


More about the book :

Book #1 of the Bestselling Consequences Series:

Anthony Rawlings had a plan—to teach Claire Nichols to behave.

Claire Nichols had a plan—to survive!

In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met—Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences—and his actions resulted in their chance meeting. 

Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood is now dependent upon the tall, dark-haired, dark-eyed tycoon. Anthony may appear to the world as a prosperous, benevolent, kind businessman, but in reality Claire learns he is also a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as your told, public failure is not an option, and don’t divulge private information. Failure to follow these rules and more, are met with serious consequences.

In an effort to earn her freedom, Claire learns her lessons well and before long, she unknowingly captivates her captor. Anthony/ Tony reluctantly becomes enthralled with Claire’s beauty, resilience and determination. Their interaction instigates strong emotions, including—fear, anger, love, and lust—as their journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion. 

From the opening criminal abduction, through the twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Aleatha Romig utilizes vivid detail, allowing this novel to unfold like a movie. 

Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together? Claire Nichols abduction wasn’t a random act—did she learn her lessons well enough? Will these unlikely lovers remain true--or will she learn the truth before it’s too late?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SHORT REVIEW: Behind His Eyes - Consequences by Aleatha Romig

About this book:

The CONSEQUENCES SERIES READING COMPANIONS

Books #4 of the CONSEQUENCES Series - BEHIND HIS EYES – CONSEQUENCES is a reading companion, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig, recommended to be readafter completing all of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. It is not a standalone book and should not be read as such.

This companion was written to explore the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings, the man behind the consequences. It was not intended as a total rewrite of Consequences, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. 

BHE-Consequences contains significant scenes from the novel Consequences, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before read, behind the scenes information, as well as, a glossary of the characters and a timeline devoted to the events within Consequences. 

BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES is a dark journey into the mind of the man who believes that he controls everything and controls nothing. Because there is more to learn about a man who:

Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.

—Aleatha Romig CONVICTED

It was a long and painful acquisition—especially from Behind His Eyes!



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Read from January 14 to 15, 2014



Oh wow!
Though my first thought when I saw words 'The End' was NOOOOOOOOOO!!!
I need more!!! Tony's POV? There can never be enough of that!!!

Hate to Love him and I Love to Hate him! <- that describes my emotions towards him the best at the moment..

Wow, I can't seem to stop repeating that! I didn't know what to expect.. cause seriously, how can you expect something from him? Actually you can expect everything and nothing at the same time! That's Anthony Rawlings, polished on the outside - totally unpredictable inside!

And since the inside of my head feel suspiciously like scrambled eggs at the moment I don't think I can write a worthy review for this wonderful book!

I'd just start babbling ( like right now ) and fangirling, I may even start crying and that's never a good idea.

So let's all pray for the next reading companion to come along fast ( pretty please Aleatha!!!), so I'd be able to compose myself a little and live my life again. Or not. Actually keep them coming, more books, more POV's! I'd even like to read it from Catherine's POV.. I'm just kidding, I'd stab the bitch!

Anyway, me done.
Peace,
A.

P.S. In case I forgot to mention, this Book is AWESOME! If you haven't yet, you should check The Consequences series by Aleatha Romig .  This is the 4th book. LOVE YOU ALEATHA!

P.P.S. yup, like I said.. I started fangirling.. here goes the waterworks!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

COMING SOON: Behind His Eyes by Aleatha Romig




For those who somehow forgot about this book coming up this month, let me please be helpful and remind You!
Soon, so very soon we all be able to read it and enjoy this 4th book in Consequences series by Aleatha Romig!
Tony's POV! WOW! Makes me nervous even thinking about it :)



Who haven't read the blurb, here what I've found on GoodReads:

"The CONSEQUENCES SERIES READING COMPANIONS

Books #4 of the CONSEQUENCES Series - BEHIND HIS EYES – CONSEQUENCES is a reading companion, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig, recommended to be readafter completing all of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. It is not a standalone book and should not be read as such.
This companion was written to explore the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings, the man behind the consequences. It was not intended as a total rewrite of Consequences, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. 
BHE-Consequences contains significant scenes from the novel Consequences, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before read, behind the scenes information, as well as, a glossary of the characters and a timeline devoted to the events within Consequences. 
BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES is a dark journey into the mind of the man who believes that he controls everything and controls nothing. Because there is more to learn about a man who:
Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.
—Aleatha Romig CONVICTED
It was a long and painful acquisition—especially from Behind His Eyes!"



- Wow that last sentence.. Makes me shiver!

You can pre-order Behinds His Eyes on Amazon

So let's wait and pray everybody, I know Tony will be a handful! 

Peace, 
A.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning

Dreamfever (Fever #4)

blurb:
He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust. 

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.…

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.




“I have a black sense of humor. You try living my life, see what color yours turns.” 

Well, we can't live your life, but we can definitely read about it and I'm pretty sure everyone understands what you mean.

This book was emotional roller-coaster.. 
From low to high, from high to medium and from there everything went to hell.
I knew what was coming, It's not my first time reading this and still.. I wasn't ready for the ending..
I wasn't ready for a lot of things.

I was so proud of Mac, she went trough soo much! And still life doesn't make it easy for her..

“There’s only one question that matters, Ms. Lane, and it’s the one you never get around to asking. People are capable of varying degrees of truth. The majority spend their entire lives fabricating an elaborate skein of lies, immersing themselves in the faith of bad faith, doing whatever it takes to feel safe. The person who truly lives has precious few moments of safety, learns to thrive in any kind of storm. It’s the truth you can stare down stone-cold that makes you what you are. Weak or strong. Live or die. Prove yourself. How much truth can you take, Ms. Lane?”

And the truths, all kinds of truths keeps coming out in this book. I remember reading this the first time.. huh, It was too much for me. Too much information. But the ride is worth it. It is soo worth it! 

“Good and evil are merely opposite sides of a coin. Get tossed in the air enough, it's easy to come down on the wrong side.” 

So lets see how Mac will land. The ending of this book leave us hanging. With no air for our lungs. With almost no hope and with thousands of unanswered questions.
But they will be answered, I promise. Well.. at least some of it will :))

At the ending I kept remembering Barrons' words... over and over in my head...

“See me when you look at me.” 

And so she did...

Peace,
A.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning

Blurb:
'He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too'.When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul. 

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences.…

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I always have this funny feeling in my stomach when I read this book.

I even had it when I read it the first time. It was my 4th now.
Still - same hollow, sinking feeling.
Those who read this book will understand why.

From the start I hated Mac. Maybe hate is to strong a word for it, but I disliked her greatly.
She was spoiled and lazy.. But now I see her in a totally different light.

When you read paranormal, fantasy or any similar kind of book,you want a heroine to be strong. You want her to kick ass and take no shit from other. You want her independent. You don't want her to be weak.
However, I find myself liking Mac more and more every time I read this series. Actually if you think about it, this way, Mac's way is better.
She was just a small town southern belle. Spoiled to no end, loved by her family and her life was great. Until suddenly it wasn't anymore.

What would you expect from her? To become strong overnight because she has to? To just know martial arts without training, because there are bad guys and she has to be a kick-ass? Sounds great, but very unreal-world like.
This time re-reading KMM Fever series I was looking for those subtle changes in her, and I found it.
She went from 'meh' to 'oh wow' in few months. Few very hard months for her. Oh, and how have she changed!

Well the how's and why's I'll leave for you to figure out yourself. :)

And this 3rd book. Ha, she became a player herself. She used to be a victim.

Nope! Not anymore!

Yeah, yeah.. I know what you think.. "but what about the ending of this book?"

What about it?

It was a great ending, a beautiful cliffhanger. I'd be suicidal if not for knowing I have the next book of this series safely in my Kindle :)

Anyway.. The Mac says it, and the author repeats it. That this is a story about light. And I actually starting to see it.

Rereading a book is great, every time it's different. A lot depends on your mood while reading, so you're able to see it from different perspective every time!

Yup, that's it for now

Peace,
Queen A.

Review: Onyx (Lux Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Blurb:
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.
Something worse than the Arum has come to town….
The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies….


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\*/ --- MAJOR SPOILERS --- \*/

****** Beware! ******






What the hell??????

It's like she knocked her head too hard too many times, in a row!!!!!

I was never, NEVER so mad at the heroine.

All that babbling about having feelings for Daemon are there just because of the bond, being spineless, clueless, soo stupid and soo naive all the time!
Finishing this book was a real challenge! 
I wanted to scream and scream my frustration out while reading this.. 
I'm actually surprised there's such a good rating..
It's well written, and there's all kinds of people here, with different tastes and blah blah.. but my GOD!!!!!!!

Because of her everything went to shit practically from the start. 
Why couldn't they just get together and then face the enemy? 
Why did they have to battle with each other AND with the enemy and then get together at the MOST INAPPROPRIATE moment in the book?? When because of her Adam got killed.
But suddenly everyone understands and they're not mad at her. Of course, how can you be mad at a COMPLETE IDIOT!!!!!!???????

From the start I smelled something fishy about Bobby, or is it Boris? Oh right it's Flake, I mean Blake.... I loved you Daemon so much for being an asshole with him!
How can she not get suspicious about him? To be so stupid and trust a person you don't really know, and NOT trust a person you already got to know, and no matter what kind of asshat he could be, he saved your life numerous times and obviously cares for you!!!!
But nooo... not you.... you just close your eyes Katy .. 
If not for you, this book could have been so awesome!!!! This whole series could have been one of my favorites!
But I just CAN'T forgive your idiocy. You were selfish, and because of you, because you haven't asked for help or advise when you could have, people and not just people got killed or imprisoned...

I wish, I wish I could slap you out of it. But I heard that book 3 is even worse.

Now people who read my reviews probably noticed that I try, really try to say something good about the book, even if I haven't loved it.
I wish I could say more nice things about this one too, the problem is, everything paled in a bright light of Katy


Peace, A.

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout



blurb:

This is a stand alone novel that is an adult spin-off of the Lux Series You do not need to read a Lux book to read Obsession and vice versa.

He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?

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Easy going, Light but sensually Dark read that I recommend to everybody! 

I give 4 solid stars to this book.

And not just because in my opinion it was better in a way, then Lux series.

Although it's not fair to compare these books, mainly because it's incomparable.
Yes the tone and the style is there. Author writes it with light humor and I love that.
So although it wasn't world shattering and completely mind blowing and powerful like some books on my favorites list, this is definitely A MUST READ material.
After all the frustration I went through during my introduction into this word full of aliens, thanks to Lux series.Not.
I found this to be refreshing and very pleasing.
Of course there are flaws ... That insta-love is getting old and I wish authors would just stop with it.
But the chemistry between those two... HOLY HOTNESS!!!!! WOW! It was worth every bitchy feeling and comment I had and thought of when reading "Onyx"...

Peace, A.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

( Mercy Thompson #3 )

blurb:

'I could smell her fear, and it satisfied something deep inside me that had been writhing under her cool, superior gaze. I curled my upper lip so she could get a good look at my sharp teeth. I might only weigh thirty or so pounds in my coyote shape, but I was a predator...'

Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape - but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.

Mercy's loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can't decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her...

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There might be some spoilers so consider if you really wanna read this.


I think this one really is the best out of 3.
However.. I'm getting tired of the event pattern.. For most of the book there's nothing happening, then nearing the end there's this big great event that explains everything and usually there are some big revelations and of course somebody gets hurt. Usually Mercy. Then there's a lull again, and by the ending of the book there's one more big event. 


What I hate, is how cold Mercy looks.
Sure she has feelings and blah blah. But I don't feel it. If she gets hurts, it's like nothing. Physically or emotionally, I just don't believe her. 
It's like someone retelling her story to me, without emotions and the like. I'd like to be able to feel what she's feeling, to truly believe that she's 'real'. 
It's almost like reading a history book. Cold facts.
'She went there because we needed to find that thing. That thing wasn't there, we went home.'
Maybe I'm not making any sense, but I'm just sharing my thoughts about this, so no hate mail please.
I understand it's hard to build a world with so many supernaturals in it, so much action and still keep the emotions in it. But it's possible, Kate Daniels is the best example. 
There are too many things I must assume, which I rather read about. Feel more connected to characters.

So yeah.. not super excited about this, but I need to read the next book. I 'heard' it get's better.

We'll see I guess :)

Peace,
A.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

( Too Far #1 )

blurb:

To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter. 

She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother. 

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far.

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Read from June 29 to 30, 2013





First of all let me just gush about the cover first!!! I really haven't know that it would show them off so perfectly! It's just like I imagine them to be!!
Great work on this!!! Whoever did it, I salute them with this victory!

So lets get to this book.

I don't think I've read anything by dear Abbi Glines until now, not that I didn't want to. But lets be real, do you see how many books I have in my TBR list? And I want to read All of them. And then there's those that I haven't found yet, but will be in the same pile soon.
So I ask my forgiveness, I hope the author will grant me one. Cause I freakin' LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!! 



From the first pages I couldn't stop laughing! I think the innocence of the heroine and the stubbornness stole me away! Maybe she's quiet but she's not weak!
And that is why I was so drawn to this book.
The hero is another douchebag. At least author let us believe that for awhile. And he is.
'Cause I was soo mad at him for how he treated Blaire from the start!! I thought I'd pull my own gun on him! ( I don't have one, but that's not the case lol)
Anyway, as the story continued I became really protective of our heroine. Some people may call her spineless or stupid.
But she's not. Yes she's naive and very sweet, but in her, it's a huge plus! I really never thought someone could pull that off ( talking about the author). Usually, when I read about someone like that I feel mad. I hate how weak woman can be when a man is in the picture.
But this time it was different. That girl went through so much, and life haven't decided yet to leave her be. But she kept it together, she kept standing and she kept living!
I have so much respect for this character I'm really in awe!

I don't wanna spoil you with revealing too much, cause you need to experience this for yourself.
This is a sweet and breathtakingly beautiful story about a young man an a woman who want so many things.. and only time show what will happen next.

I recommend this book to all NA and romance lovers. This book is amazing and I wanna share it with everyone!

I'm off to reading a second book!

Peace
A.

review on GoodReads

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

( The Original Sinners #4 )

blurb:

The final book in The Original Sinners Series - The Red Years.

There's punishment-and then there's vengeance.

Nora Sutherlin is being held, bound and naked. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captor isn't interested in play. Or pity.

As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories-sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It's a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment.

But in Nora's world, no one is ever truly powerless-a cadre of her friends, protectors and lovers stands ready to do anything to save her, even when the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak....

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Have you ever loved someone so much, that you could die for him, her?

And have you ever loved someone so badly that you could live for them? 
Fight for that love?

I can proudly say that I did, and still do! We fight everyday.

That's why this book felt so close to my heart, I was bawling my eyes out every 15 pages or so.

This was beautiful! The love in this book is BEAUTIFUL! And it's more then that - it's amazing, bewildering both breathtaking and thrilling! 
I'd like to believe that love like this exist not only in novels, I'd like to believe that I have it, too.

'The Mistress' left me feeling... 
I just keep feeling! Something.. EVERYTHING!

I went through so much with this read. I was furious and angry, I was sad and happy, I was crying and I was laughing! But the joy I felt in the end overpowered everything else!

This was a story of people who have lost and found one another, who've left an imprint deep inside of me. 
I always cherish the most those books, that made me feel the strongest emotions and deepest feelings. 'Cause I know that I'll always find friends in them, whenever I need it.

Nora Sutherlin will tell you a story, and You will listen. And if you do, you'll find the biggest joy in life, in the world!
Do you know what's that?

It's Love...


Peace, 
Mistress A.


Review : Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski

( In the Company of Killers #1 )

blurb:

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

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Dear Author,

please excuse my writing.
I can’t stop my hands from shaking cos I just finished this book and I need more!!!! 


This was WOOOOOOW!

I knew I loved 'The Edge of Never' for a reason! It's this wonderful author, J.A. Redmerski! 
I am speechless and don't sure if I can pull this review off, but I'll try!
This book kept me until 5 this morning.. that's saying I lot I hope. Cause I can't explain the feeling. 
It's like I didn't want this to end.. ever. Like never ever!

There's a story, there's a plot, there's these damaged but still wonderful characters who you just can't get enough off!

Ohh, and the cliffhanger! Let's not forget about that, too.
It wasn't so bad, don't worry, but it still got me super excited for the next book!

That's all, for now :)

Peace,
A.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas

Fall Away series

blurb:

My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all.

We're neighbors,and once, we were best friends. But then, one summer, he turned on me and has made it his mission to screw up my life at every opportunity. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to hide from him. I worried about what was around every corner and behind every door. 

So I left.

I spent a year studying abroad and bathed in the freedom of life without Jared. Now I'm back to finish up high school and get the hell out of here forever. I'm hoping that after a year of breathing room, he's moved on and forgotten all about me. 

But even if he hasn't changed, I have. I'm not interested in avoiding him or turning the other cheek anymore. We're going to go head to head, because neither of us wants to back down.

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If counting a first half of the book, I wanted to give 3 if not 2 stars, I'm happy to let you know It got less frustrating :)

So, the other day, I saw the cover and the tittle and thought - Whoa! I need to read this!
But then I've read some reviews and wasn't so sure anymore.. There was a lot of people who questioned the reasons behind hero's bullying and my excitement sank! Oh, hell - I thought, what a shame :/ And I left it at that.
Read few more books, but my thoughts kept side stepping me and coming 
right back here.. The I said "screw it" and read it anyway! :)

You know what? It was perfect timing!!!

This book is true teen anxiety and emotional rollercoaster, but I loved it! I loved the thrill and the unknown!

So if you have doubts about this book - DON'T. It was almost perfect to me.
I still had a hard time getting over his reasoning for ... well, let's say a lot of thing, but then I remembered that they're just teens and obviously not everyone can be as smart and I was, when I was a teenager! :D LMAO

So anyway, don't over-think it and just enjoy the ride!

Peace, 
A.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Epilogue by C.J. Roberts

(The Dark Duet #3)

Blurb: 

I’m writing this because you begged. You know how I love the begging. In fact, you probably know too many things and know them far too well.

Who am I?

Well, that’s what I’m trying to figure out. I was a whore in my youth, a killer since my adolescence, and a monster as a man. I am the man who kidnapped Livvie. I am the man who held her in a dark room for weeks. But, most importantly, I am the man she loves.

She loves me. It’s quite sick, isn’t it?

Of course, there’s more to our story than can be surmised in a few short sentences, but I’m at a loss for justifying my behavior back then. I assume if you’re reading this, I don’t need to make those justifications. You’ve already made your own.

You’re reading this because you want to know about the rest of the story. You want to know what happened that warm summer night in September of 2010, the night I met Livvie at The Paseo. It was the night my life changed all over again.

It didn’t happen exactly as Livvie said. She’s been very kind to me in the retelling of our story. The truth is far more…complicated.


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*Read  June 13, 2013

I don't even know what to say.. Caleb,your son of a... I'll miss you..


5 stars is not enough, hell.. Million stars doesn't even cover the part of a cover..

so I'll just say S T A R S .............. !!!

For a reader who would randomly take and read this book all the joy and excitement wouldn't do much.
He or she wouldn't get why people were stalking this book, waiting for accurate release date, pre-ordering and being pissed when Amazon send the wrong copy to them.

But I understand! Everyone who've read the series, those two books before this one, will understand. Cause if you've read it, you were captivated by them. You can love them, you can hate them, but you will always, ALWAYS remember them!

And the ones who love them, those who lived with these characters, cried with them, were scared with or of them. Who felt joy and sorrow.. Those readers.. well.. I'm one of those readers!

This book was everything I had wished for. I wished to see them out in the world. To feel their love, to hear their minds.

And Caleb... he turned to be better man then I thought he could be. He's still himself, but a better version. You'd ask how could that be?
Well imagine the Caleb we knew from first two books, and how little we actually saw inside him. And here .. his mind is fascinating! I think I'm in love :D

Anyway, enough of my rambling.. My words can't express enough or do justice for this book.
You have to just read it, and then read it again and again. Until you see what a wonderful job C.J.Roberts did!

The story of Livvie and Caleb broke my heart, and then peace by peace they'd put it back together. Now I feel full again to wonder around in search of new stories. But I will never, ever forget about them. 
You both are in my heart <3

Peace
A.


Friday, May 3, 2013

$25 Tour Giveaway! - Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan



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Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan

How can love mend a heart full of hate? Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings. Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful, romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, unimaginable danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.


PRAISE 

 "The novel's take on otherworldly travel is a compelling one, and the romantic plot will likely appeal to Twilight fans." - Kirkus Reviews 

 "I expected a good love story with a paranormal twist. I got so much more. I think you should take the chance and read it. Let this book take you on the adventure, fall in love." - Young Adult and Teen Readers

 "Fields of Elysium is a fabulous read. ... Whelan paints her faith into the fabric of her story with deft, light brushstrokes, making her work accessible to all, no matter their spiritual beliefs or background." - Readers Favorite

 "I escaped into this fantasy world, author, A.B.Whelan, created and I didn’t want Molly to go. From detailed descriptions, to sweet romance, and to all the twist and turns in the story, it had me captivated from page one." - Mary Ting, author of the Crossroads Saga

 "Whelan's writing is very vivid and descriptive. It's more formal than the average YA novel, but I enjoyed the lyrical and mesmerizing quality to it. I thought the overall story read like a fairy tale--very sweet." - Megan Thomason, author of Daynight


Few Excerpts:


(Chapter 1)

It wasn’t easy to start in a new school. All week long, instead of hanging out with friends I knew since kindergarten, I stood alone in corners and ate my lunch without company. The kids at Beverly Hills High were entirely different from the ones in my old school. Nobody even noticed me or asked where I was from. I turned into an invisible person, a ghost, lingering around the corridors, while my old life slowly became history, past tense.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about my parents for uprooting me. There was definitely some anger in me, disappointment. I knew I would never do the same to my children. Like ever. It just wasn’t fair for them to make a choice that impacted all of our lives without even considering my point of view in the decision-making.
I missed my friends and my old life terribly. I wanted to go back to my favorite pizzeria with Gill, ride our bicycles to the woods, steal apples from Mrs. Collins’ tree. Adults always say time heals everything. In my case, as the days passed, the more miserable I felt




(Chapter 8)

“Don’t worry, it won’t hurt at all.” His voice was a gentle breeze, his breath warm and delicious. I licked my lips from an automatic reflex. It must have been a reflex because I’d never do such a thing on purpose. To kiss a boy had never been so alluring to me as it was at that moment. As a matter of fact, kissing a guy held no allure for me before. None whatsoever.
His finger touched my forehead. He was right about the pain; there was none, only a little sensitivity.
Slowly I closed my eyes while my lips parted. I could sense my body leaning toward Victor, as if my common sense was unable to withstand this physical attraction.
Every nerve under my skin surrendered to the touch of his finger and transmitted an impulse of intense yearning to my heart, almost killing me in the process.
My eyes sprang open to see Victor’s longing gaze. All I wanted at that moment was to tell him how I felt. Yet I couldn’t. The words didn’t seem to form in my mouth.
But a little warning voice was also knocking on my head, “You don’t even know him, you crazy fool.”
I tried not to listen, but that split second of hesitation destroyed my chance to kiss him.


(Chapter 23)

The Prophet’s expressionless face didn’t give the truth away.
“You must let him fulfill his destiny or the destruction of the Arkanian civilization will be your fault.”
“Victor said that your presence was first documented about two hundred years ago. You don’t look a day older than sixty.”
“Fifty-eight actually.”
“You lived on Earth, didn’t you? And came back from time to time.”
“Just like you, American girl.”
“What? How did you know?” I stepped back, uncertain about the Prophet’s intentions.
“It’s very easy to recognize an American. You have that peculiar accent.”
“But you don’t.”
He chuckled shortly. “What I wouldn’t give for a glass of good California wine or a bite of an In and Out burger!” he said with perfect American cadence.
Hearing these earthly words gave me a strange feeling, way beyond my comprehension. I didn’t know what to say from the shock.
Taking in my bewildered face, the Prophet merely sipped on his drink.
“I’m sick of this honey mead,” he growled, and sent the glass flying into the hearth. The flames flared up and whipped out of the fireplace as the alcohol fueled the fire.
“Come. We have a lot to talk about.”







Author A.B. Whelan 

 A.B.Whelan is a Hungarian born, American writer. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Southern California. While growing up in a wealthy Eastern European family, she had a chance to travel Europe. Later as an adult, she visited Africa and the Middle East and lived in Ecuador and in Crete.



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