Friday, March 6, 2015

Review @Author_Ivy - Protect Her: Part Two by Ivy Sinclair




Protect Her
Part Two
by Ivy Sinclair

Goodreads blurb:  Want to know what happens to a human caught in the crossfire between angels and demons? I’m going to make sure that Paige Matthews doesn’t find out.

The job that originally brought me to Calamata Island might be done, but I can’t leave Paige behind. Without me she’s defenseless against the demons that are after her. I just met her, but I feel protective of her, and I can’t walk away. Not yet.

Paige is at the epicenter of something big, and none of it is good. It’s not just the demons that want her. The angels are in on it too being led by the archangel Benjamin.

Paige’s past is being hidden by her amnesia. Those secrets want to be let out. It’s up to me to make sure that she stays alive long enough to find the answers that will finally reveal it all.

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This story unfolds over multiple volumes of approximately 25,000 words each.
Due to strong language, this story might not be suitable for younger readers.


About the Author:  Ivy Sinclair cut her romance teeth on classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, and Sabrina. She is a firm believer in true love, a happily ever after ending, and the medicinal use of chocolate to cure any ailment of the heart. Ivy's guilty pleasures include sushi, endless Starbucks lattes, and wine. Readers of Ivy's stories can expect smoldering sweet stories of romance that tug at the heartstrings.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review!!

The cover is the same hot cover from the first book :)  And I still love it :)

This is a novella length, and I think it must be read in order.  This is a multi-part book.  While it does not say it is a serial series, I do think it is as it is up to 7 parts at this time.  I’m not sure how many parts there will be in this series.  What does this mean to you?  Well if you are not familiar with them, do not expect this to be like a regular book with a beginning, middle, and end.  Each part is like an episode while it comes to a close, it is continued in the next part, so therefore you must read each one in order to know what is going on.

I really love all the action in this series, but I have so many questions still unanswered and so many new ones about Paige because of things that happened in this part.  I do not like ruining anyone’s story, so I do not talk much about the plot except in generalized statements like there’s lots of action and new things happening.  It definitely grabs your attention and doesn’t let go :)  Paige is an amazingly strong woman for everything that has happened to her, and she holds herself together much better than I would if I found out someone had lied to me.  I really like Riley.  He has this bad boy persona, but it seems like a front.  I still want to know more of what happened to his family and everything about Paige.  I’m not sure that I like Benjamin, but only more story will tell me for sure….right now I’m rooting for Riley!

I recommend this series to paranormal fans who enjoy serial type series, but I’m not sure when this serial will be complete.

See my review of Part One!!!

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Friday Reveal @Month9Books & Giveaway @Suzanne_Writer: Author Spotlight with Suzanne van Rooyen

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we are spotlighting Suzanne van Rooyen, author of
I Heart Robot
presented by Month9Books!

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Twitter or Facebook? Twitter
Favorite Superhero? Morpheus from The Sandman although he's not always a hero exactly ;)
Favorite TV show? Tie between Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful
Sweet or Salty? Salty
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Any Phobias? Grasshoppers
Song you can’t get enough of right now? Hozier's Take Me to Church
Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend? Ghost from Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
What are you reading right now or what's on your TBR? Currently reading Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
2015 Movie you’re most looking forward to? Terminator: Genisys, and the new Avengers
Suzanne is a tattooed storyteller from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing, she teaches dance and music to middle schoolers and entertains her shiba inu, Lego. Suzanne is represented by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.

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Sixteen-year-old Tyri wants to be a musician and wants to be with someone who won’t belittle her musical aspirations.
Q-I-99 aka ‘Quinn’ lives in a scrap metal sanctuary with other rogue droids. While some use violence to make their voices heard, demanding equal rights for AI enhanced robots, Quinn just wants a moment on stage with his violin to show the humans that androids like him have more to offer than their processing power.
Tyri and Quinn’s worlds collide when they’re accepted by the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. As the rift between robots and humans deepens, Tyri and Quinn’s love of music brings them closer together, making Tyri question where her loyalties lie and Quinn question his place in the world. With the city on the brink of civil war, Tyri and Quinn make a shocking discovery that turns their world inside out. Will their passion for music be enough to hold them together while everything else crumbles down around them, or will the truth of who they are tear them apart?
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I Heart Robot
by Suzanne van Rooyen

Publication date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review @Author_Ivy - Protect Her: Part One by Ivy Sinclair




Protect Her
Part One
by Ivy Sinclair

Goodreads blurb:  Get in. Get the job done. Get out. Get paid.
It’s a simple motto that I’ve lived by for the last five years. It’s kept me alive and made me rich.

There’s no love lost between me and the supernatural beings who walk the world beside us. But when it comes to being able to retrieve valuable information from the dead, Necromancer Riley Stone is the only game in town. They know it. I know it too, and that’s why my services aren’t cheap.

The archangel Benjamin hired me to find out why he has a new demon problem. Three demon interrogations in, and the only thing I know is that the demons are in hot pursuit of a nameless young woman. She’s here on Calamata Island, and the demon officials are willing to risk Benjamin’s wrath to grab her.

But I found her first, and she’s nothing like what I expected. In my line of work, you can’t afford to let anyone get too close. But there’s something about Paige Matthews that I can’t shake, and she needs my help. I won’t turn her over to Benjamin until I help her find out why the demons are after her.

So now I’ve got a demon problem, and I’m in way over my head.

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This paranormal romance suspense story unfolds over multiple volumes of approximately 25,000 words each. Due to strong language, this story might not be suitable for younger readers. 


About the Author:  Ivy Sinclair cut her romance teeth on classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, and Sabrina. She is a firm believer in true love, a happily ever after ending, and the medicinal use of chocolate to cure any ailment of the heart. Ivy's guilty pleasures include sushi, endless Starbucks lattes, and wine. Readers of Ivy's stories can expect smoldering sweet stories of romance that tug at the heartstrings.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review but I do own my own copy too!!

The cover is literally smoking hot :)  It definitely attracts me to the book as a reader :)

This is a novella length and has many parts, and while I do not see that it says it is a serial series, it looks like it is to me.  It is up to seven parts at this time, and I’m not sure how many more there will be.

I really like the author’s writing style.  It does switch prospective between Riley and Paige.  This does not bother me though some people do not like that.  At the start of each chapter it says whose chapter it is.  I really like both Paige and Riley.  I really want to know more about Paige and her past, but there is also something in Riley’s past that I think I want to know too!  There is a hint there.  I’m not sure what to think of Paige’s unknown roommate Christopher or this Benjamin that Riley has mentioned who is the person in charge of the island.  Definitely lots of action going on, so I’m off to read more :)

I recommend this to paranormal fans who want both action and mystery/intrigue mixed into their reads :)

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Review @SaraDrake14 - Family Heir by Sara M. Drake (A Bigfoot Novel)




Family Heir
A Bigfoot Novel
by Sara M. Drake

Goodreads blurb:  Kelley longed for a normal life – to go to college, to have normal friends, and to work a nice desk job. When an unknown predator starts a killing spree, she finds herself drug back into a world that includes vampires, werewolves, and her ex-husband. Kelley agrees to lead the small team to find the murderer – which consists of one uncommunicative ex-hubbie and an inexperienced federal agent. Only shots in the night prove that Kelley has become a target and her training as a Hunter does nothing to prepare her for being hunted.


About the Author:  Sara developed her book addiction as a young child. Her concerned parents attempted an intervention and cut off her supply. These desperate times called for desperate measures forcing her to write her own stories. Since a human being cannot live on books alone, she has worked as a stage hand, care giver, active duty Air Force, college instructor, mental health counselor, and civil servant on the theory that more pay equals more books. Outside of that, she spends time developing a reputation as a crazy cat lady and irritating introvert.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover is mysterious, and it definitely draws my attention.

Okay this novel is around 300 pages, and I’m hoping it is a series but at this point I’m not sure :)

You learn so much about this fascinating world that Sara has created in this book.  Between the Families, the Hominids, the BHA, and everything else, there is so much going on.  There is also a lot of places where I was laughing my butt off at Kelley’s thought processes, and I was sad several times too.

Kelley is sort of a work in progress, but I think Troy and Brent are too.  They are not perfect, but they try to do what is best which I definitely admire.  I want to see more of them, and this fascinating new world that Sara has created.  I love how she shows that there is good and bad in everybody, and I like how moral issues are sort of mixed throughout as you read.  I hated when it ended because I need to know what happens with everyone next :)  I think this continues as a series that it will get better and better because building a new world takes more than just one book :)

I recommend this series to anyone who loves paranormal with a lot of stuff happening and lots of species where it is not limited to just shifters or just vampires.  I can’t wait to see what Sara comes up with next :)

Interested in reading???

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T @Month9Books - Endless by Amanda Gray and Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman

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Hello and welcome to the first 
Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T 
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!


Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we'll share what readers have to say about these titles!

You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

Endless by Amanda Gray 
and 
Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
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IN A RACE AGAINST TIME, HOW DO YOU KEEP THOSE YOU LOVE SAFE? 
Jenny Kramer knows she isn’t normal. After all, not everybody can see the past lives of people around them. When she befriends Ben Daulton, resident new boy, the pair stumbles on an old music box with instructions for “mesmerization” and discover they may have more in common than they thought.

Like a past life.

Using the instructions in the music box, Ben and Jenny share a dream that transports them to Romanov Russia and leads them to believe they have been there together before. But they weren’t alone. Nikolai, the mysterious young man Jenny has been seeing in her own dreams was there, too. When Nikolai appears next door, Jenny is forced to acknowledge that he has traveled through time and space to find her. Doing so means he has defied the laws of time, and the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time, is determined to send him back. While Ben, Jenny and Nikolai race against the clock -- and the Order -- the trio discovers a link that joins them in life -- and beyond death.
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What Readers are Saying:
“I thought this book was pretty amazing – the characters, the setting and the adventure all came together to create this romantic yet ultimately dangerous story with a perfect time travel twist!”Hannah – Lemonade Library
“I started reading this not knowing completely what the story was about but there's an amazing love story as well as a bit of history thrown into the mix along with some time travel and a soul mate and reincarnation!” – Anna – Bound in Ink Books

“This book is a very interesting twist on time travel, history and romance, something I would love to see adapted on the big screen in the future.”
Lyn - Reading Tsinoy

Amanda Gray believes in magic and fantasy and possibilities. She is a team of two bestselling authors who live only miles apart but have never met in person. They talk on the phone and are the best of friends and between them have written more than a dozen novels and novellas and have had their work appear on television.


Boneseeker
Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn’t fit the role of a proper 1900′s lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella’s dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker. 
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment–to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction. 
But this is no time for child’s play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal … or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls? 
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.
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What Readers are Saying:
“It was such a fab idea to take Holmes and Watson to the next generation and to have them on a kind of steampunk/ science adventure…”Nicky Peacock - Author
“This was a fantastic historical romance, with a huge mystery to solve (and in true Holmes/Watson style!)… with some amazing twists and turns along the way. – Desiree - Reviewer
“The settings are intriguing and the way they are described make you feel as if you are immersed in the story. I could feel the gloom and damp. That is rare in so many books! Boneseeker is a book I highly recommend, and I give it 5 stars!” Christy - Christy's Cozy Corners
Brynn Chapman
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.
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Review @JessieDauthor - Revealing the Dragons by Jessie Donovan (Stonefire Dragons#9)




Revealing the Dragons
Stonefire Dragons #9
by Jessie Donovan

Goodreads blurb:  This novella is not a standalone. Please read the boxed set of Sacrificed to the Dragon first.

Melanie Hall-MacLeod finally releases her book about the dragon-shifters. The reception of her book, however, is anything but peaceful.

Tristan wants nothing more than to whisk his mate and two children off to safety, but Mel refuses to hide. As the danger increases and threatens his new family, Tristan battles the need to protect his mate with the need to make her happy.

Can Melanie and Tristan survive the strain between the new danger in their lives and their new twins? Or, will Tristan lose the battle with his inner dragon, surrender to his protective instincts, and take care of the threats at the cost of his mate?


About the Author:  Jessie Donovan wrote her first story at age five, and after discovering the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey in junior high, realized that people actually wanted to read stories like those floating around inside her head. From there on out, she was determined to tap into her over-active imagination and write a book someday.

After living abroad for five years and earning degrees in Japanese, Anthropology, and Secondary Education, she buckled down and finally wrote her first full-length book. While that story will never see the light of day, it laid the world-building groundwork of what would become her debut paranormal romance, Blaze of Secrets.

Jessie loves to interact with readers. When not reading or traipsing around some foreign country on a shoestring, can often be found on Facebook and Twitter.

The one thing you'll find in all of Jessie's stories are strong, capable women and the people who love them.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Received the ebook from the author from an honest review

The cover is sexy and awesome! I would totally be drawn to pick it up in a bookstore :)

This is a novella length book.  This is for adults only since it has some really steamy sex scenes.  It is recommended by the author that you read the Sacrificed to the Dragon boxed set first before reading this, but I think if you love that set, you should go ahead and read the Seducing the Dragon set before reading this too!!  While you won’t be lost, I think you will be wondering about things that are mentioned which happened in the 2nd set :)

I really love Jessie’s writing style and especially this series.  I have loved them all and that is a feat all by itself because I usually have connection problems with serial series, but not with Jessie’s work.  Now this doesn’t mean that I don’t wish that each and every book was novel length because I never want her stories to end, but I have to take what I can get of this awesome dragon shifter world.

I haven’t bought this book yet, but I will :)  This is about Melanie’s book release.  Lots of action which I always love, and I had some tears mixed in because there is a rollercoaster of emotions in this one, but I love that too!  Great authors can make you cry without meaning too because you are so involved in the lives of the characters you read about!  Okay I totally ready for more of this series especially Arabella’s upcoming story!!

I highly recommend this series in its entirety to anyone who loves shifter romances especially if you are already partial to dragons :)

Interested in reading???

See more of my reviews from this series!!!
Seducing the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons#5-8)
See my review of Part One (Book #5)!!!
See my review of Part Two (Book #6)!!!
See my review of Part Three (Book #7)!!!
See my review of Part Four (Book #8)!!!

Sacrificed to the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons#1-4)
See my review of Part One!!!
See my review of Part Two!!!
See my review of Part Three!!!
See my review of Part Four!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review @TheAubreyRose - Bride to the Alpha by Aubrey Rose (The Wolf's Pet #2)




Bride to the Alpha
The Wolf’s Pet #2
by Aubrey Rose

Goodreads blurb:  What would you do to save your pack from war?

Held captive with the mark of the Scarred Prince’s pack freshly burned onto her neck, Kinaya is as scared as she’s ever been. And things are about to get a whole lot worse.

It can’t be the Calling. There’s no way that Kinaya would be fated to the greatest enemy of her pack. So why is it that whenever Alekk touches her, it’s like being struck by lightning?

As the pack marches toward war, Kinaya is struggling to keep her inner Wolf locked inside. Every time Alekk looks at her, she can’t help but think about the dark shadow in her dreams, the one she knows she is fated to. And she can’t help but imagine what would happen if they both lost control…


About the Authors:  Aubrey Rose lives in sunny San Diego, where she likes to lay around in a hammock reading her favorite romances. When she’s not writing steamy stories, she can be found dancing naked in front of the mirror to Abba while her cat watches disdainfully.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received the ebook for an honest review, but I already bought my own copy before reading the one given to me :)

The cover is the same just with this book’s name, so of course I still like it because Alekk looks good :)

This is a two part book, and both parts are published.  This book starts right where book 1 leaves off, and it is also of novella length.

This one was an emotional rollercoaster for me which is good, but I still feel silly when I’m crying while reading a book.  I really connected with Kinaya, and I love her strength with everything she goes through.  I understand Alekk more now, and he has redeemed himself in my eyes.

Aubrey’s descriptions and style made it easy to picture everything in my mind as I read which to me is a great author :)  I love when everything is vivid and alive when reading :)

I hated when it ended because I wanted more and to see what happens in future and what happen to Alekk in the past, but I’m sure there will be more in the future because doesn’t Blaise need his story told too :)  I’m definitely going to have to read the Blind Wolf series now too in the future.  I will be watching for more wolfy stories from Aubrey :)

I think if you love your wolf shifter stories that you should read both parts of this book and if you already love Aubrey you don’t want to miss this 2 part book :)

See my review of The Scarred Prince (Book 1)!!

Interested in reading???

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