Saturday, January 21, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (3) Spy Girl Series

Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sight...




Can one girl save the world?

From USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd comes the first book in a sizzling new series filled with action and adventure. Fans of The Selection and The Hunger Games will discover a heart-pounding thrill ride of espionage and suspense set in glittering high society.


An eighteen-year-old covert agent is pulled out of training before graduation by Black X, a espionage group so secret even the President of the United States doesn't know it exists.

For her first mission, she must go undercover as the long-lost daughter of a recently deceased billionaire, infiltrate high society, and protect the Prince of Montrovia from assassination. But Prince Lorenzo is known as the Playboy Prince for a reason and his sensuality and charisma add a whole other level of complication to her mission. 

She knows that her every move is being watched, but what she doesn’t know is that the Prince is just a chess piece in a bigger game that will have world-wide ramifications. And that Blackwood Academy, the place she has called home for the past six years has secrets of its own.

With a kickass heroine and intrigue, this page turner will have you spellbound and drooling over your new book boyfriend. - H.M Ward, NYT Bestselling author

The Spy Girl series is an intrigue filled, exciting ride through a world you’ll wish you were part of and want to know more about! - J. Sterling, New York Times Bestselling Author. 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Review: Trust


Author Jana Aston
Format e-book
Print Length 193 pages
Publisher self
Published No. 8, 2016

“Knock knock!”
“Um… Who’s there?”

Yeah. That was me, on my last date. Before you feel sorry for me 
you should know that I was the one telling the jokes. Jokes as in 
plural, because I didn’t stop with just one. Of course not. 

Hi, I’m Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city.
But I’m going to get it together. I am. 

I’m going to learn how to date like a grown up.
I’m going to have an orgasm not given to myself. 
I’m going to fall in love and live happily ever after. 

Right after I get out of this interrogation room.

My Opinion


Chloe Scott is a socially inept elementary school teacher. Sure she gets along great with her second graders. Men her own age, not so much. So she starts to use an app to find dates, only the ones that she meets are just wrong. Boyd Gallagher is the FBI agent who happens to arrest her. He also happens to be one of her bff’s long lost brothers.

Boyd is adorable. He recognizes right away that Chloe has social anxiety issues when she is in awkward for her situations. He works around them, picking up on her tells and diffusing the situation before she starts to panic. He tries to elevate any stressor so that Chloe doesn’t run away from what is building between them.

Chloe is well…how to put this nicely…clueless. She is great in the classroom. Outside it not so much. Her friends find her endearing. They rally behind her and push her towards new experiences. She attempts new things- just freezes when it becomes something that is not familiar to her. Boyd comes in like a sniper to steal her heart.

I liked this one way more than the first book in the series. This is an adult book, so be forewarned about some of the scenes. The character growth and the development of the relationship was more natural than before.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote
You spoiling spoiler who spoils!


Other People

Everly- Chloe’s bestie
Sophie- Boyd’s sister


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Swoon Thursday (3) Some Kind of Magic

The fabulous girls over at The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON.
What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the gals at YABound.A Bound created this super HOT meme.

He opened the door for me. When I bent to climb in, he laid his hand across my back, and a chill of nervous adrenaline shot down my spine. He grasped my upper arm, spun me, and pressed me against the inside of the passenger door.

"I'm sorry, but I can't wait an entire date for a kiss."

His fingers twined in my hair, grazing the nape of my neck. My skin prickled from his touch. He drew me to him and kissed me deep, somehow confident and needy.

Some Kind of Magic Kindle Location 1016


I don't know what is more swoon worthy- him opening her door, or the kiss.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (3) Long May She Reign



Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.




The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power.

Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.

Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.

As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.

Why am I waiting?


Did you see the cover? Did you read the blurb? 23rd in line and she inherits the throne…. Very excited about this one.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (3) Windwitch

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


"Trust me, Threadwitch," he huffed between squats, "monks can be as cruel as the rest of humanity. They simply do it in the name of the Cahr Awen."


Windwitch page 239


I shipped Aeduan and Iseult pretty hard in Truthwitch, still shipping them in Windwitch

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review: Devi

Author Leia Stone
Format e-book
Print Length 192 pages
Publisher Indigo House Publishing
Published Aug. 15, 2015

SPOILER ALERT Book 2 

When Aurora found out that the vampires were after her blood to procreate, she thought she knew her mission. Take out the vampires and live happily ever after with Kai and their pack. But when the witches discover something about her, everything changes. Maybe Aurora doesn’t have as much control over her fate as she thought and sometimes allies become enemies. Aurora and Kai must defy all odds if their future is to end in happiness.

My Opinion


Devi, the second book in the Matefinder series picks up where Matefinder ends. Aurora is hunted by the vampires for her blood. The vamps want little vampy babies too, it is only fair. She is also exploring her witchery side. Here she finds that is not only is special because is a witch vampire hybrid, but she has two affinities. This means that she is a Devi, a person who serves as a host to an angel with a purpose.

The emotional detachment of Kai and Aurora was too much for me. There is still no chemistry. The best swoon I could find was the one I posted on Thursday about a kitten. I mean come on give the reader some romance, some tension, something. 

I tried, with this series. I continued because the second book had a lot of great reviews and again I liked the book that she co-authored Queen Heir. Clearly, it is me and not the book. Kai was so lacking as an alpha that anytime he came on the page I rolled my eyes. I got that Aurora is his mate but show a little backbone man. Tell her no, every once in a while and mean it. 

My Rating 2 out of 5 stars

Here are two five star reviews:

Favorite Quote "A hopeless romantic vampire?"


Other People

Max- Kai’s bestie
Emma- Aurora’s bestie
Raj- Kai’s daddy
Sylvia- witch mentor

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (2) You Don't Know My Name

Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sight...




Fighter, Faker, Student, Spy.

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan.

Now Reagan has to decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she's always wanted? And does she even have a choice at all?

Find out if you are ready to join the Black Angels in the captivating and emotional page-turner, You Don't Know My Name, from debut novelist Kristen Orlando!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Review: Matefinder

Author Leia Stone
Format e-book
Print Length 296 pages
Publisher Indigo House Publishing
Published Dec. 24, 2014
Werewolves, facing the threat of extinction, desperately seek their mates to bear young. Aurora, a human far removed from the supernatural world, is nearing her own end after being fatally injured in a car accident. 

Kai, an Alpha werewolf, lurks in the nearby trees watching her bleed out. He chooses to save her the only way he knows how, by changing her. No one is prepared for what happens next. The tides turn in favor of the werewolves. The Matefinder has been found, and she is more powerful than anybody ever imagined. But is she prepared to be the most hunted werewolf in history?

My Opinion


Aurora, a domestic abuse survivor, is in a fatal accident. Kia, the alpha of the local werewolf pack, happens upon the accident within minutes of her dying. He decides to change her. Changed werewolves all have powers and Aurora’s is that of matefinder. Only through a mate bond can werewolves have babies which is why their species is dying, modern technology has made finding your mate difficult. As Aurora has visions of where the unmated wolves mate is she can help the werewolves, due to a balance is she is also the way for vampires to procreate. Drinking her blood will make a female vampire fertile. 

Aurora was annoying. Her easy acceptance of werewolves, witches and vampires oh my was a little unbelievable. Umm… hello…her world just got turned upside down… where is her reaction. Oh right… there is none. She accepts all the changes to her life as if it was no thing but a chicken wing, barely batting an eye. She shows no true emotion, ever except when it came to someone telling her what to do- she automatically did the opposite.

Kia, her mate and the alpha of the pack is well….not enough. He isn’t swoony enough, not alpha enough- he was just lacking. I love the idea of destined mates usually it comes with chemistry. Not so much in Matefinder.

Matefinder has an interesting premise. The characters just lacked a certain finesse and personality to fully engage me as a reader. I read another book that this author co-author, Queen Heir which is why I chose to start this series. Queen Heir was really good, so I am hoping that the second book in this series redeems the first.

My Rating 2 out of 5 stars

Other people loved this book, here are two five star reviews:

Favorite Quote “Life was officially complicated."


Other People

Max- Kai’s bestie
Emma- Aurora’s new bff
Diya- Kai’s sister

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Swoon Thursday (2) Devi

The fabulous girls over at The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON.
What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the gals at YABound.A Bound created this super HOT meme.

The veins in Kai's neck were protruding. "Aurora, I love you, but I'm a werewolf. I'm not sharing my house with a kitten!"  he roared.


"They have good energy! I'm keeping her," I roared back and put my hand on my hip.
Devi pg 45


Now, you can pretty much guess who wins this disagreement. I kinda like how he is acting all alpha and tough when he knows he is going to give in.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (2) Lifeblood



Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.




My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.

With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences. 

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right? 

But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory


Why am I waiting?


I haven’t read First Life yet in part because I was waiting on this one. I plan on binge reading them, Super excited!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (2) Matefinder

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


"Because of the balance. You have the gift of finding mates for your kind. But you also have the gift of giving fertility to female vampires. It'sin your blood. Literally. If a female vampire drinks your blood, she could mate with a male vampire and have a vampire child."


Matefinder Kindle Location 2902


An interesting twist on werewolves and vampires. Here is hoping that no female drinks from her blood.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Review: Air (The Elementals #2)

Author L.B. Gilbert
Format e-book
Print Length 287 pages
Publisher Self
Published Nov. 28, 2016
Despite being the junior Elemental, Logan’s never had to worry about failing a mission before. Not until an overgrown and annoyingly attractive shifter comes along.

Being an Elemental is in Logan’s blood. Hers is the gift of Air, a vast power she’s still struggling to control. Then a Were named Connell hunts her down. His wolf is missing, and he blames her. 

A den of werewolves is the last place Logan wants to be. The testosterone alone is enough to make her choke. But she has a mystery to solve. She will find out who is stealing wolves even if kills her. 

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the enemy has planned…

My Opinion


Air starts off with Logan the youngest elemental having to enact justice on the family that committed the crimes in the previous book. Once justice was delivered she went dancing, where she felt as if she was being watched. She was by Connell, a werewolf who believes that she stripped him of his wolf. Logan realizes that Connell will need her help to get his wolf back, but along the way the wind speaks truths to her that cause to her have to intervene. This of course puts Connell’s male side on edge.

Logan is different from Diana in that she has a softness about her that is due to her age. Yes, she is an elemental but her momma and her aunt raised her in such a way that she is independent. She knows how to take care of herself and understands the value of family. She is a fighter for justice across the magical world and takes her job serious. She just also takes unwinding serious as well. She is weary of outsiders as she should be. Although, there are some insiders that she does not trust either.

Connell is beta to his father’s alpha. He knows that without his wolf the dynamics in his pack will shift. He needs to find who stole his wolf and work out how it is even possible. The only ones with the right to strip magical beings of the power is the elementals. Logic would dictate that he must hunt the one known to strip powers, that being Logan. He does not find what he expects. 

That these two are mates comes as no surprise. What does come as a surprise is Connell’s easy acceptance of it. Logan has a harder time and continues to fight the good fight- her attraction to him. Connell is ready and willing to do what is necessary to prove to her that their being mates is real. Without his wolf though, how can Logan trust that. The tension between the two is pretty hard core and it is fun to watch as they battle it out.

The two must work together to figure out how and why someone is stealing other’s wolfs. All is not what it seems and there has been a breach among the elementals. Who is the weakest, and how are they to handle the information that they obtain? 

Air is a fun easy read that is just what you need after a hard week at work. It does not end in a cliffhanger but there are enough questions left over that Air ends with a perfect set up for Water.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “You are mine.”


Other People

Riley- Connell’s ex
Mara- Connell’s twin
Gia- earth elemental