I loved THE REPLACEMENT immensely and have been dying to read THE SPACE BETWEEN. Brenna Yovanoff creates worlds I sink into and don't want to leave.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
So, the ebook version of Navarro's Promise is still messed up.
I'm greatly disappointed by this. I'm having a really hard time believing the publishers can't insert the missing material into newer prints of the paperbacks or update the ebooks. That's just flipping ridiculous to me.
They've had plenty of time to correct this issue and they should have. We shouldn't have to search out missing scenes - before, during or after starting the book. Let alone waiting and wondering when the "black hole of missing words" is going to pop up so you can try to read the missing scene in sequence with the rest of the story.
I'm sorry I paid good money for an incomplete book.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Death can't tear them apart.
My Quickie Review:
I loved this book. It sucked me in right away and I really enjoyed the original paranormal spin on ghosts/shades/spirits. The writing, characters, story - all outstanding! I need more ZACHARY & Logan!
I really like this book & the characters. the book it's self is very HOT. There are several books in the series before this one. I didn't feel like I was missing anything. it just made me think "I really should read the earlier books." I will definitely be playing catch-up with this series. Can't wait to read about the younger sister.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A Pocket Full of Spells by Ash Stirling
Braeden Wolf Series Book 1
Synopsis (LazyDay Publishing)
When a suburban warlock juices his gang up on a cocktail of drugs and magic there is an explosion out on the streets. Rival gangs can't compete and the police, corrupt and inefficient, have better things to do. The power brokers who control The City pay them little attention, the events out in the 'burbs of little threat to them.
Only crazies of the type of Braeden Wolf are willing to do what needs to be done. With wires in his vein, fire in his blood and a gun in hand, he will need all of his street smarts to survive against fearless killing machines that just won't die.
For once he is not alone. A stranger, crazy even in a city full of crazies, is there to confront the warlock as well. A crazy who brings a sword to a gun fight....
A Pocket Full of Spells was a great intro to a promising new series. Ash Stirling combines some of my favorite paranormal elements into his Cyber-punk world. Our “hero” Braeden Wolf is just cool. I love that he’s confident without being arrogant, yet doesn’t take himself too seriously. His snark and quick come-backs were great. The fight scenes were awesome and full of action. Braeden also has a habit of giving nick-names to the people he meets, which I got a kick out of (I have a nick-name addiction).
This brings me to some of the secondary characters/ sidekicks. I’m a big fan and to me they can make or break a book. These characters were great. Isaiah, Raven/Blue, Haphazard, Zoe and the hybrid zombies are interesting and fun. I would definitely like to read about them again and see what else they have to offer.
I would also like to mention that, as the first book in a series, it was really nice to not be overwhelmed with backstory. Sometimes “Book 1” can be all about setting the reader up to understand future books. I didn’t feel the Braeden Wolf series needed it and I never had a sense of missing anything. A Pocket Full of Spells was not an information booklet to the rest of the series. It was a great story as a stand-alone as well as part of a series.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Tempted In Texas by Alta Hensley
Tamed In Texas by Amy le Blanc
Taken In Texas by Melissa Ecker
When three career minded friends from LA agree to stay at a Texas dude ranch, they find some of the sexiest cowboys around. The men of the Weston Ranch have their hands full with Sophia, Maggie and Payton in this anthology by three of the hottest new authors in Erotic Romance. Alta Hensley, Amy le Blanc and Melissa Ecker combine the stories of three unique, strong and smart women into one seamless and steamy book. Each of these stories do well on their own, offering characters that you would love to see again. Deep In The Heat Of Texas gives us a copious amount of unrestrained (or in some cases, restrained) sex. It was fun and exciting watching these couples fall in lust and then in love.
Deep In The Heat Of Texas opens with a prologue written by author Melissa Ecker. Ecker does a wonderful job introducing the reader to not only her own character, Payton, but also Maggie and Sophia. We meet these three ladies while they are traveling to a dude ranch in Valentine, Texas for a two week stay. The prologue also gives us a brief look at each woman’s personality, their friendship and expectations for their stay at the Weston Ranch.
Tempted In Texas by Alta Hensley introduces us to Sophia. As a self-reliant business owner, Sophia isn’t used to being told what to do. When Deacon realizes that Sophia is a workaholic, he informs her of his rules, which include no phones, internet or work in general and clearly expects them to be followed. When Sophia breaks Deacon’s rules, she finds out he is more than willing to enforce his rules with some steamy yet loving punishment.
“What? Did you just say you would spank your woman?”
“Yes, ma’am, I did.”
“Darlin’ that is something that I’d have to show you, not tell you.”
Tamed In Texas by Amy le Blanc gives us not one lusty cowboy, but two. Maggie is a newspaper reporter, reluctantly sent to a dude ranch. While at the Weston Ranch, Maggie meets Dylan and Chase, lifelong best friends. At first sight these two cowboys inspire carnal thoughts as they take Maggie on an unbridled, sexual adventure. No one would blame a girl for enjoying both of these sensual and virile men.
One of my favorite quotes is actually from a secondary character, Dylan’s mother, Ann.
“Where do you get this tequila? It’s lovely.”
“I’ve got a cowboy across the border that has a bit of a crush on me,” she whispered. “He sends me six bottles a month and I send him a nice, long dirty letter.”
Taken In Texas by Melissa Ecker is the story of Payton and Drake. This is an erotic treat meant to be read repeatedly. Payton is a police officer quite capable of taking care of herself. Drake is a jaw dropping, dominant cowboy that is unbelievably sexy. He is also a self-proclaimed womanizer that has no intention of settling down. When they meet there is a clash of personalities that stimulates the sexual tension between these strong individuals and it’s instantaneous and palpable. As hot as this story was, from the attitudes and arguments to the incredibly amazing tractor sex, I think it was at the end that I really fell for Drake. It’s hard to resist a man willing to lay himself on the line to get the woman he wants.
“I told you more than once that I’m not a liar. Never have been. I said I loved you because I do.”