Sunday, September 25, 2011


I'm a big fan of Kelley Armstrong and I love the WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD series.
The DARKEST POWERS TRILOGY though, is one of my favorite YA series ever and Derek is my favorite were period. So, of course, I jumped all over the second trilogy DARKNESS RISING, which is a continuation of the Darkest Powers. The first book of Darkness Rising, THE GATHERING was good and I really want to get my hands on the second THE CALLING

I loved THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff. It was a great original story and I fell in love with the characters. The relationship between Mackie and his big sister Emma was amazing. And venturing into the underworld called Mayhem to confront the creatures of the Slag Heap was a dark and eerie journey, full of beautifully horrific "people". The writing and creativity was so outstanding in The Replacement that I have no doubt that The Space Between will be just as stunning. I am truly looking forward to finally reading THE SPACE BETWEEN due 11/14/11 (I may take the day off work just to read it).

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SHADE by Jeri Smith-Ready

SHADE book 1 of the Shade Trilogy by Jeri Smith-Ready

Love ties them together.
Death can't tear them apart.
Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.
Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.
Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.
It doesn't help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart…and clues to the secret of the Shift.

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!


One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele's is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments…just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal.
Taylor wants a baby, not a relationship. And sexy, intelligent Dominic seems like a man with perfect genes. Turns out, Dominic has perfect everything. Their "procreation vacation" is a whirlwind of sensual ecstasy. But when it's over, will either of them be able to say goodbye?

My Quickie Review:
I have this in e-book form so I'm reading on the go using my black berry. I'm almost half way through this book & I'm thinking " Maybe I should buy the paperback so I can lend his one out! " 01/06/10 @16:25 km 

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.