Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Bite Size Review: The Heir and The Spare by Emily Albright


The Heir and The Spare
By: Emily Albright

Published: January 18, 2016 by Merit Press

My copy: Ebooks bought thought Amazon

Genres: New Adult, Colllege, International, Royalty, Romance, Mild Mystery, Family Issues

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Full review coming... 
I want to crawl back into this book. Their story is NOT over!!! I need more. It was full, tangible and moving. Slow moving but steady and gave interesting twist on a somewhat familiar storyline.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Quick note: Paper Princess

What started at 10:00pm for a bit of reading turned into a hide-under-the-covers-to-not-wake-the-hubby-with-iPad-light-till-I-finished-4:30am read. Then I couldn't sleep because the ending.... Oh, the ending.... My poor heart....

Review Coming Shortly. 

In a nut shell: brilliant, dark, somewhat twisted, gritty, deep, real. 


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

COVER REVEAL!! The Great Pursuit - New from Wendy Higgins!!


The Great Pursuit is the sequel to The Great Hunt
and final book in the Eurona Duology

If you haven't read book one in the series, THE GREAT HUNT, you can get the ebook which is currently on sale for $3.99!!!! 

The Great Pursuit publishes March 7, 2017 
from HarperTeen

Blurb:
Lochlanach has traded the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations: Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent of Princess Aerity Lochson.

In a land where traditionalists dread change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious foes and traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s hands. It's time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.

One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continue. In this sequel to The Great Hunt from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, political intrigue and romance intensify in another thrilling fantasy. Princess Aerity embraces a quest for identity and passion before making the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom.


Wendy's social media links 

FIND IT HERE!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FULL BOOK REVIEW: Shades of Truth by C.L. Stockton


Shades of Truth (Shades of Truth Book #1)
By: C.L. Stockton

Published: April 13, 2013 Kindle Edition
Genres: YA • NA • Mystery • Romance • World Building • Suspense • Kings & Swords • Humor 


OVERVIEW:
A semi finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breaththrough Novel Awards for young adults, "Shades of Truth" is a novel about the power of truth and who tells it.

After nearly being kidnapped in a bakery, Cadrian Summerlynn decides the next time her father hands her a purse and tells her to take it to Lisbon, the answer is no. Emphasis on the no. If there even is a next time, as her father's disappeared and all his scary associates seem to think she has what he promised them. And she might, only she isn't entirely sure.

She might be able to tell if only Lucas Colton didn't keep distracting her. Too handsome for his own good, he has definite ideas about her father and where Cadrian fits in.

Forced to work together with neither telling the complete truth, will they discover her father's secrets without killing the other?

REVIEW:
Breaking out the minions.... oh yeah. It was THAT. GOOD.


Grab your blanket, cup of tea (or coffee) and a big box of tissues and get settled in because once you start reading Shades of Truth, you won't be bothered by anything other than the roof on fire.


Yes, it was that tremendous. My favorite aspect of this book? The WIT.


Oh Holy Mac and Cheese... the dialogue was outstanding. OUTSTANDING. Stockton writing was a mountainous lava cake, overflowing with rich, finger licking good verbal sparing matches that made me laugh, pump fist the air and cry. She delivered a five star dining experience full of dynamic dialogue, evolving characters, gut wrenching twists, polished storylines and all consuming emotional pull. 



Lucas is now my new book boyfriend. Just letting you all know that HE. IS. MINE. Oh Buttercream on a Cupcake was he a delicious read. He is one character that has as many layers as an onion but the taste of a BJ's Brewhouse Strawberry Beignet. Oooooooh yeah.
Seriously.

My one minor critique would be the world building. I felt that there should have been a bit more description to ground the reader as to the time period, social parameters and technology level.

Cadrian and Lucas were bewitching. I was held captive by their personalties, their dialogue and their emotions. The book immediately threw you into the heart of the action and catapulted me deep into the heart of the characters. My mind was working the whole time, sifting through clues and second guessing possible options.


The relationships were organic and fresh. They weren't forced. She didn't wrangle characters into situations that weren't fitting with the storyline or their personality. Stockton created effortless flow and pacing.

Stockton brewed a masterful blend to ensare my mind and heart. Bravo!


I have grab hands for the next book in the series!

















Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Praying for Belgium

Thinking and praying for all Belgium and all the tourists and travelers. For the families of the dead and the injured.