Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (17) Violet Granade

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!


"All my flowers are important to me, Domino. This house, it's my garden now. I make it gow, and I love my blooms the same." Now she does look at me. "But it's not always about what I find beautiful. Other people come to see my flowers, too."

Violet Granade Kindle Location 856

What is Ms. Karina up too? And what does she want with Domino? Why do I want Wilson to show himself whenever she is around?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Review: The Bad Luck Bride

Author Janna MacGregor
Format e-ARC
Print Length 368 pages
Publisher St. Martin’s
Published May 2, 2017

IS MARRIAGE A BLESSING OR A CURSE?

A man of honor, Alexander Hallworth, Marquess of Pembrooke, will not rest until he exacts revenge on the man who destroyed his family. Just one more piece must fall into place for him to succeed he needs to convince his enemy s fiancee, the tragically beautiful Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead.

Lady Claire s curse has always left her one misstep away from social ruin her past three engagements have gone awry, and now her fourth is headed in the same direction. . .until Alex, a man she barely even knows, shocks the ton and Claire by announcing their engagement. What begins as a sham turns into something deeper, and more passionate, than either Claire or Alex could have imagined. But when their secrets are revealed, will the truth behind their union scandalize them both or is their love strong enough to break the curse and lead them toward their happily ever after? 

My Opinion


Lady Claire has been engaged to be married a lot, yet never once made it to the actual wedding. This is enough to ruin a gal’s reputation. Marquess of Pembrooke, Alex, wants revenge on his oldest and dearest friend so much so that he would even go as far as stealing his fiancĂ© and making her his wife. If they make it to the altar that is. Many believe that Lady Claire is cursed.

Lady Claire is lonely and desperately wants a family. She is beginning to belive the gossip rags that state she is cursed. How else do you find yourself engaged to be married 4 times and still not make it to the altar? It doesn’t help that a tragedy as a child has left some internal scars. She does charity work and fins ways to fill the void, yet she really wants children of her own.

Alex is stupid. His revenge against his bestie is due to a misunderstanding and he doesn’t listen to his other bestie about how stupid he is being. He could have the perfect marriage if only he would communicate with his wife. 

The Bad Luck Bride draws you in to a land of yesteryears, where balls, the ton, and matters rule. It captures and holds your attention for all 368 pages. Making it a great escape from ordinary everyday life.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote Privilege is one thing, but happiness is another.


Other People 

Lord Paul- former bestie
Somerston- Alex’s bestie
Aileen- Lady Claire’s maid

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Swoon Thursday (16) The Dark Days Pact

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. 

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She cupped his jaw, his breath warm against her fingers. Slowly he turned into the curve of her palm, cut lip pressed against her skin. She heard two whispered words, felt them kissed into her flesh: amore mio. My love. Two words: the shock of them held her still.


The Dark Days Pact page 376


There aren't a lot of swoony moments in this one but you got to hand it to Lord Carlston, when he does get romantic he goes all out.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (16) White Hot


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





The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …

Why am I waiting?


Three years- yepper I have been waiting on this one for three years. The first one is what started me on the Kate Daniels series, I needed something to read as I waited for the sequel.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Teaser Tuesdays (16) A Dance Like Flame

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!

"Come on, love," he murmured. "Wake up for me now. Don't leave me. Not again. I couldn't bear it, so open those lovely eyes for me now. I'll be anyone or anything you wish, just wake up."


A Dance Life Flame Kindle Location 3602


Nash has a lot to make up for, if I was Bit I would have stayed passed out a little while longer.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: The Girlfriend Request

Author Jodi Andreeski
Format e-book
Print Length 216 pages
Publisher Entangled: Crush
Published Jan. 11, 2016

Updating best friend to girlfriend is more than a change of status…

Emma has been best friends with Eli since she moved to his neighborhood ten years ago. Tired of being cast in the role of the girl next door, Emma creates a fake Facebook profile in the hopes of starting an online friendship with Eli, which would hopefully lead to more. Like...way more. From friend request to In a Relationship--it all seemed so completely logical when she'd planned it.

Eli can't figure out what Emma is up to. He’s pretty sure she's the one behind the Facebook profile, but then again, why would she do something so drastic instead of just admitting she wants to be more than friends? And who the heck is this new guy he saw her with? Eli starts to think that just maybe...he missed his chance with the girl next door.

Two best friends, one outlandish ruse. Their status is about to become way more than It’s Complicated…

My Opinion


What a fun book about high school antics and how to get a guy to notice you!

When Emma moved to town as a young girl, Eli became her first friend. Her best friend, really, yet lately she has been having more than friends thoughts about him. Convinced that he will not notice her, she creates a fake Facebook profile to capture his attention. Wat happens then is a series of misunderstandings and hurt feelings that could either break their friendship apart or bring them closer than ever before.

Emma is written so well that it is hard to believe she is only a character in a book. The feelings that she is dealing with are realistic and you can see why she makes the choices she makes. You end up cheering her on even as you are telling her she is being stupid.

Eli is a clueless guy. So clueless that I almost felt bad for him. Then he starts to treat Emma poorly and I got really annoyed with hi so much so that I was almost cheering for the other guy, Jake. Although towards the end I felt like Jake was a creeper. That is how poorly I felt Eli dealt with his feelings.

The Girlfriend Request is an adorable read. Easily finished in one afternoon, it transports you back to high school where love always equaled drama. If you love/like love triangles this is the book for you.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “Wow, total Cusack move. All he needed was a boombox over his head.”


Other People

Jake- college guy interested in Emma
Sarah- Emma’s bestie

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review: I Dared the Duke

Author Anna Bennett
Format e-ARC
Print Length 320 pages
Publisher St. Martin’s
Published April 4, 2017

DARE TO FALL IN LOVE

Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, is known throughout the ton for three things: the burn scars on his neck, his ornery disposition, and the trail of broken hearts behind him. None of which would concern Miss Elizabeth Lacey in the least—if she weren’t living under his roof. As his grandmother’s companion, Beth is all too concerned with the moody and compelling duke. Incensed by his plans to banish the sweet dowager duchess to the country, Beth refuses to do his bidding. If Alex wants her help, he’s going to have to take her dare…and grant her three wishes.

Alex adores his grandmother, which is precisely why she must leave. A string of unfortunate incidents has him worried for the safety of everyone around him—including the dowager’s loyal and lovely companion, Beth. But the notorious wallflower isn’t as meek as she appears, and as their battle of wills heats up, so does Alex’s desire. He’s dangerously close to falling in love with her…and revealing secrets he’d rather keep hidden. How can he convince her that his darkest days are behind him—and that, for the first time in forever, his heart is true? 

My Opinion

Elizabeth and her sisters were unfortunately described as the Wilted Wallflowers by a member of the ton. The nickname stuck and Beth quite frankly was tired of being a wallflower. So she agrees to a new title, one of a lady’s companion.

Beth Lacey is the newly appointed lady’s companion to the Dowager Duchess of Blackshire. She adores the Duchess and loves her new position. So when the Duke arrives and demands she leave she says no. How dare he? Only the duke has good reasons. Someone is trying to hill him and his grandma is the only person he cares about. He needs her to retire to the country. To get her to do that he will need her stubborn lady’s companion on his side.

Beth thinks that the duke is horrible and a player (rake for this time period). She comes up with a scheme to force him to spend time with his grandmother- only then will she help. She has no clue his actual reasons and he is not inclined to tell her them. It is because of her misconceptions of him that she is able to stand up to him. Even though she is a wallflower, she apparently listens to the gossip as much as the most popular lady in the ton. 

Alex is a sweet duke. He has an unwarranted reputation which he uses to his advantage. He love and admiration for his grandmother is adorable. Why anyone wants to kill him is beyond me.

I Dared the Duke is a cute historical romance. There was no guessing who done it, there was no excitement of the near death moments, overall an enjoyable read just missing pizazz.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote An empty compliment would feel worse than an insult.


Other People

Dowager Duchess- Alex’s grandmother
Darby- Alex’s bestie

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (15) The End of Oz

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...




Ding dong—Dorothy is dead.
I watched as the Emerald Palace crumbled to the ground, burying Dorothy, the Girl Who Rode the Cyclone, under the rubble. And now that the rightful ruler, Ozma, has been restored to the throne…

Oz is finally free.

My name is Amy Gumm. You might remember me as the other girl from Kansas. When a tornado whisked me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die.

But it turns out girls from Kansas are harder to kill than we look.

Now the Road of Yellow Brick is leading me away from Oz to the dark world of Ev, where I have a new, powerful enemy to deal with: the Nome King. And—surprise—he has a gingham-clad bride.

With my magical shoes and a shrinking group of allies, I have one final chance to fulfill my mission, and save not only what’s left of Oz, but Kansas, too. As the line between Good and Wicked blurs even further, I have to find a way to get rid of Dorothy once and for all—without turning into a monster myself.

Dorothy once said there’s no place like home. Can I stop her from destroying mine? 


Friday, April 14, 2017

Review: Concealed



Author
Kate SeRine 
Format e- ARC 
Print Length 368 pages 
Publisher Kensington 
Published March 28, 2017 



As the only female initiate of the elite undercover society, the Dark Alliance, former FBI agent Madeleine Blake has a lot to prove—especially to her former lover, Alliance operative Jack Grayson. Ever since joining Jack’s team, Maddie’s been keeping her distance, trying not to relive every moment they shared during their brief but passionate affair. Yet when a mission ends in tragedy, Maddie’s ready to walk away from the Alliance—and Jack—forever. That is, until Jack’s cover is blown, putting his life in danger and making it impossible for Maddie to deny her true feelings…

Before he met Maddie, Jack Grayson thought happiness was impossible for a man like him. After all, he has a price on his head that requires him to live in the shadows, concealed from everyone and everything he cares about. But now that they’re on the run for their lives and Jack has Maddie in his arms again, he realizes their love is the only thing in his life that’s real. And this time, there’s no way in hell he’s letting it slip away… 

My Opinion 


Concealed is the second book in the Dark Alliance series. We were introduced to Maddie and Jack in the first book, Alliance. The underlying chemistry between the two is hinted at in the first book, so I was very excited to see that the second book was about them. Kate SeRine does not disappoint. The chemistry is scalding, the action fast and furious, and the romance is a thing of legends. 

Maddie Blake has resigned from the FBI and is now a member of the Dark Alliance. Will, her commanding officer, has placed her on Jack’s team. This normally would not be a problem only…Jack is her ex. The tension between these two is enough to heat up Hades. Will they chance love again or will Jack’s past finally catch up to him? 

Maddie is one tough lady. Yes, lady- sure she can hang with the boys but at the end of the day this gal is classy. Classy with a gun, who is not afraid to use it. She is also fearless and a bit on the reckless side if a loved one is in danger. She tries very hard to keep her relationship on the ice. Being hurt in the past by him has taught her a thing or two. 

Jack is all male. He wants to protect Maddie more form his past than anything else. Yet, he knows that her not knowing is what puts her in even greater danger than anything else. He knows he has a lot to atone for and he is relentless in his pursuit of Maddie’s forgiveness as well as her heart. 

Concealed may be my favorite Kate SeRine book to date. Yes, I’ve read them all (she is a fabulous writer). There is something about this one. It doesn’t feel like the second book in the series at all. If you like suspense, action and romance this is the book for you. 

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars 


Favorite Quote There’s only so much damage a relationship can take before it’s beyond repair. 


Other People 

Kozlou- from Jack’s past 
Stone- bad guy 
Claire- reporter 
Will- bossman



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Swoon Thursday (15) Queen Fae

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.



His eyes were beyond dark now, like a whiskey aged to perfection. "You are everything to me, Ari. If anything happens to you, I will destroy this world."

Queen Fae Kindle Location 820

Kade is the ultimate mate. King of the bear shifters and perfectly romantic, even in a parallel world.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (15) Lord of Shadows




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




Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight.

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.

Why am I waiting?


Umm…did you read Lady Midnight? Cause if you did you would not be asking this. How can I not know what happens to Emma and to Julian?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (15) Till Death

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!

"Oh, we're going to to talk about that, but it's going to wait, and in the meanwhile, you can get angry and you can tell me I'm being unreasonable, and you can come up with any number of crazy reasons why you think I'm doing this, but I'm not leaving. No way in hell," Cole said, eyes flashing, "am I leaving you again."


Till Death Kindle Location 1654


Oh my goodness! I loved Cole so much! He yeah... he completes Sasha.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (14) Island of Exiles

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...




In this diverse, gritty survival fantasy, a girl warrior turns against her island clan to find the brother they claim died, uncovering secrets. Perfect for fans of Graceling and Snow Like Ashes.

In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle.

On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else.

But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya's home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy who challenges her at every turn. The council she hoped to join has betrayed her, and their secrets, hundreds of years deep, reach around a world she's never seen.

To save her brother’s life and her island home, her only choice is to trust Tessen, turn against her clan, and go on the run—a betrayal and a death sentence. 


Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: Garden of Thorns

Author Amber Mitchell
Format e-ARC
Print Length 370 pages
Publisher Entangled Teen
Published March 6, 2017

After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn’t one of the emperor’s men—not anymore. He’s the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.

Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose’s attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her as his hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she’ll tell him all the Garden’s secrets.

Except the one secret she’s kept for seven years that she’ll take to her grave if she must.

My Opinion


The Garden is almost like a traveling circles, with no animals. Humans perform, and if they do badly the Wilted are the ones who are punished. Every Garden has a star flower, and Rose happens to be that flower. Fern is the Wilted that belongs with Rose and one day a mistake was deadly. Rose knew then that she would have to escape. Only she escapes with the one man that the emperor dreads and the townsfolk gossip about.

Rose has a secret that could change the world, yet due to circumstances beyond her control she became a slave in the Garden. She was content in the Garden with Fern but once Fern was done she realized she had to help the other girls escape as well. She was strong-willed, and loyal to a fault. A planner she was not, as she often tried to do things by the seat of her pants. This could get quiet annoying. 

Rayce has a secret too, one that could also change the world. If only he could find a way around the emperor. A lot of people depend upon him, and he takes this responsibility to heart. If one of his people gets hurt, he is right there with them. He hates what he has to do, and the difficult decisions he has to make. He does them time and time again. His sense of purpose and responsibility is a thing of beauty.

The chemistry between these two is thick. There were times where I wanted to shake both of them and give them a Gibbs slap on the head. I refrained but only barely. They both feel the connection but fight it tooth and nail due to their responsibilities. While this is noble at times, I just wanted them to kiss.

Garden of Thorns is a good start to an interesting series. It combines fantasy with a bit of mystery and comes out winning in all of these areas. It is extremely fast-paced and could leave you feeling as if you got whip lash from all the back and forth in the romance department.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “Deception wins wars with the least amount of casualties.”


Other People

Fern- Rose’s Wilted
Oren- mentor to Rayce 
Arlo- Rayce’s bestie
Marin- Arlo’s sister

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Swoon Thursday (14) The Dark Days Club

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. 

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Lord Carlston was scanning the other end of the room, forehead furrowed in concentration. This way, she called silently. I am here. As if he heard her, he turned, his expression warming into gladness. Her own smile locked into his glze, the silent conversation betweem them red in the barest lift of a brow, flicer of an eyelid, the slow curve of a lip.

You are here. She did not try to hide her relief.

Did you doubt me?

Her gaze dropped for a moment. She had indeed doubted him. Perhaps she still did.

A tilt of his head accepted his part in that lost faith. I gave you my word I would keep you safe, and I will.


The Dark Days Club Page 439

These two just need to kiss. Both of them, Helen and Carlston, create this tension between them that you could literally touch.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (14) Flame in the Mist



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





The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.


Why am I waiting?


This one sounds like a re-telling of Mulan with a modern twist. Who doesn’t love Mulan?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday Teaser (14) The Bad Luck Bride

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!

"Privilege is one thing, but happiness is another. Claire's precious to us. Take care of her."

"I promise I'll see to her every need." Alex forced himself to hold the duke's gaze. "She's under my protection now."

The sliver of concern in the duke's glare turned serious. "These last two days with that damnable curse and the bet at White's...she's exhausted. If anything arises, send word."

The Bad Luck Bride Kindle Location 1662

Lady Claire is cursed, no one knows it better than she.  Yet, her family loves and protects her just the same.  I love how the Duke orders Alex to take care of her.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (13) King's Cage

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...





In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.


Friday, March 31, 2017

And the Winner is....


Kim Pickett

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Swoon Thursday (13) I Dared The Duke

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.


"Mostly," he said earnestly, "I like the way I feel when I'm with you. Even when we're bickering with each other, I know we're really on the same side... and that we can depend on each other." He shrugged. "When I'm with you, I'm more than a scarred, ornery duke. I'm the one who can make you sigh and smile and I like that job."


I Dared The Duke Kindle Location 2714


Alex is such a grumpy Duke, with good reason. Here he lost his grumpy side and went all swoony on Beth. She has reason to doubt him, yet I hope she doesn't.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (13) Midnight Jewel



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



In MIDNIGHT JEWEL, Richelle Mead goes beyond the glitz and glamour of the Glittering Court, delving into the dark, political underbelly of Cape Triumph through the eyes of one girl who dares to fight for her freedom.

A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. There, Mira finds herself subjected to persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well—men she would potentially be expected to give her life to.

By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies’ maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely—one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.

MIDNIGHT JEWEL is the extraordinary story of a girl with few options who courageously forges a new path, finding love, passion, lifelong friendships, and maybe even a way to freedom.

Why am I waiting?


I loved Mira in The Glittering Court and really want to read the story told in her perspective.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (13) Concealed

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!

"I honestly don't know what the future holds," he told her. "But I know I will always want you, Maddie. Always.

Concealed Kindle Location 1392

So many times Jack took my breath away. This is one of them.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review: Trigger

Author Scarlett Dawn
Format e-book
Print Length 218 pages
Publisher self
Published May 21, 2017

New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, has created a fresh and magical new adventure for romance and paranormal lovers alike. Shifters rule the world through corporations after the humans all but destroyed Earth. It's too bad humans are still oblivious. They have no clue terrifying beasts run their broken world.

And then along came a human. A beautiful and klutzy human.

She's the trigger the shifters have been waiting for...
But beware of the soul-sucking darkness soon to follow.


My Opinion

Poppy Carvene is caught between a rock and a hard place. Marry the guy her daddy, General of the Liberation Army wants her to marry or runaway and join the Corporation Army. The Army her daddy is 100% against. The same army with a death clause in the contract for basic training. The army that needs parental approval or else ten years in prison. Shifters are kept hidden from the human world. The last six mated pairs have been tainted and the king, Godric must figure out why. Godric also has the Corporate Army to run and a human has finally turned his head after over a 100 years.

Poppy is fierce, enthusiastic and confident. Just the type of character you want to read about. No whining instead she kicks butts and smashes heads. When life or the law decided that something must happen she agrees only once she makes her own path. Reading how she goes about making her own way is a roller coaster ride that you will not want to get off.

Godric does not want a mate. He is attracted to Poppy and wants to protect her yet he lets her make her own decisions. As king of the shifters he has the weight of the world on his shoulders, he handles it really well. Pretty much he is the book boyfriend of the year for me. 

Trigger is just what I needed to help me jump back on the paranormal romance bandwagon. The perfect starter to a fresh new series. It does not disappoint. Fair warning thought it will leave you wanting more.

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “We’re the offspring of the curse.”


Other People

Finn- one of Godric’s besties
Cass- Godric’s ex-bestie
Wolfe- computer genesis
Rune- one of Godric’s besties
Alaric- one of Godric’s besties

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (12) The Bone Witch

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...





The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.

Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the boundaries of the living—and of the human.

Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts all of her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. And Tea must be strong—stronger than she even believes possible. Because war is brewing in the eight kingdoms, war that will threaten the sovereignty of her homeland…and threaten the very survival of those she loves.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Swoon Thursday (12) Trigger

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 peeked at me from the corner of his eye. "You're welcome." Then he closed his eyes and let the sun shine on his face.

He wasn't a man of many words.

Godric grunted, jealous heat in his narrowed gaze. The muscles in his jaw clenched. He hissed in absolute possession, "She's mine, Wolfe."

My mouth bobbed in surprise.

Trigger Kindle Location 1650


The fact that Godric felt the need to say this to his best friend is more than enough proof that he likes her. This book... Poppy and how fiercely independent she is. Godric and how extremely alpha he is. I needed this book and it came at the right time. My only sadness is the next one is not out until June.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (12) The Adjustment


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.



How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Program and The Treatment.

Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he’d remember her somehow—that their love would be strong enough.

It wasn’t.

Like all returners, Weston came back a blank canvas. The years he and Tatum spent together were forgotten, as well as the week when he mysteriously disappeared before The Program came for him.

Regardless of his memory loss, Tatum fights to get Weston to remember her. And just as they start to build a new love, they hear about the Adjustment—a new therapy that implants memories from a donor. Despite the risks, Tatum and Weston agree to go through the process. Tatum donates her memories from their time together.

But the problem with memories is that they are all a matter of perspective. So although Weston can now remember dating Tatum, his emotions don’t match the experiences. And this discrepancy is slowly starting to unravel him, worse than anything The Program could have done.

And as the truth of their life together becomes clear, Tatum will have to decide if she loves Weston enough to let him go, or to continue to live the lie they’d build together.

Prepare for your Adjustment.

Why am I waiting?


Trying to have an emotional bond with someone who is missing those emotions but has the memories. How is this one going to play out?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (12) Blameless

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!

“I mean to say, really, I am near to developing a neurosis - is there anyone around who doesn't want to study or kill me?"

Floote raised a tentative hand.

"Ah, yes, thank you, Floote."

"There is also Mrs Tunstell, madam," he offered hopefully, is if Ivy were some kind of consolation prize.

"I notice you don't mention my fair-weather husband."

"I suspect, at this moment, madam, he probably wants to kill you."

Alexia couldn't help smiling. "Good point.”


I adore Floote and Alexia's relationship- reminds me of Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Review: Fanning the Flames

Author Chris Cannon
Format e-ARC
Print Length 323 pages
Publisher Entangled: Teen
Published March 6, 2017

Bryn McKenna has it all. Even though she’s a hybrid dragon, she’s finally fitting in the new shape-shifting dragon world that’s become her own. But her grandparent’s want to ruin everything by making Bryn’s nightmare of an arranged marriage to Jaxon Westgate a reality. It doesn’t help that Jaxon’s father is on a witch hunt for Rebel sympathizers and Bryn finds herself in his line of fire.

If she doesn’t say “I do,” she’ll lose everything. Good-bye flying. Good-bye best friends. Good-bye magic. But if she bends to her grandparents’ will and agrees to marry Jaxon she’ll lose the love of her life—her knight. 

My Opinion


Directorate has decided to use the knight/dragon bond to search for weapons that can help them with the Rebels. They also have decided that others need to have a knight of their own (although they want same gender pairings- saves on the heartache). One more thing they have decided, that the marriage between Jaxon and Bryn should become a real thing. Only Bryn’s heart and Jaxon’s already belong to other people.

What girl wouldn’t fall for a knight in shining armor? Bryn had no choice but to fall for her knight, Valmont, but their relationship comes with a lot of sacrifices. Many on his part, which is unfair to both him and his family, as he left them to make sure that Bryn is safe. I personally hate their relationship, I liked the first guy that she was dating Zavien, and am totally bummed that he disappeared and is nowhere to be found. So as I was reading, I kept hoping that one or the other of these two would come to their senses and decide yeah this is too much. 

The search for weapons and using the knight bond was an extra bonus. I love how they figure this out and all the mystery surrounding it. There is one weapon that is completely messed up. But I wonder how the Directorate is going to use them. I also wonder when they are doing to realize that they are treating their librarian like a moron, and she is the only one with a clue.

Overall, Fanning the Flames is a good continuation of Bryn’s learning curve in all things dragon related. The best thing is that you get to see Bryn’s growth over the series. Several things a revealed, and the last battle was an emotional one. I felt so bad for one of our major characters. 


My Rating
4 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “Do what you know until you know better, and then do better.”


Other People

Jaxon- Bryn’s nemesis
Rhianna- Jaxon’s girlfriend
Ivy- Bryn’s bestie