Showing posts with label Paranormal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paranormal. Show all posts

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

How to tame a beast in seven days (The Embraced) By Kerrelyn Sparks



From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced...
As one of the Embraced—one born with magical powers—the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.
Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast—Lord Leo—in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?


I didn't think I'd like this book, but I've been finding out more lately how much I enjoy different types of genres and time zones. 

I got into this book straight away. The Scottish accent (I think, don't quote me) was a little off putting. It was hard to read, but it soon disappears once Luciana is off the island. The book seemed to flow much easier. 

As an Embraced, Luciana has a gift of her own. She can see the dead. So haunted by her dead sister, who seems to be a little bitchy and spoiled, Lucianna has a lot to deal with when she moves. But it's not only that, she's also thrown into a whole new world. 

Leo, I loved right away. I felt so sorry for him. He seemed to keep himself secluded, always worried he'd hurt those around him, but then he meets Luciana. He knows she's not who she says she is, but he doesn't care. He wants her anyway. He just wants to know her secret and has his good friend set out to find out. Another embraced (I think) Who can shift into a dog... amongst other things. He keeps close to Luciana, listening to everything whilst she's unaware of who he really is. 

The connection between the two felt so real. They were perfect together. And the way he protected her... So romantic. Made me swoon. Hard. 

But there's more to the story then someone who can control lightening, or absorbs lightening, and someone who can speak to the dead... There's an evil king who wants Luciana's fathers land and will do nothing but get his hands on it. Even kill Luciana like he did.... (You'll have to read) 

There's so many twists and turns. The drama is unreal and had me turning the page. I just couldn't put it down. I wanted, no, needed to find out what would happen between the two. 

I will be continuing this series. I'm desperate to find out how the story will go with other characters. 

But let this book be a lesson to everyone. Do not judge a book by it's century. I was so wrong not to read this type of book before. I fully enjoyed it and it consumed me to the very last page.

5*

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Midnight Soul (Fantasyland series #5) By Kristen Ashley



Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she’s destined for his identical twin in another world. 

And things aren’t going real great there.

Noc is recruited to help save that world.

What he doesn’t know is his destined love resides there.

Franka Drakkar wears a mask. A mask she never takes off to protect herself in a world of malice, intrigue and danger. 

When Franka meets Noc and he discovers her secrets, convinced she carries a midnight soul, having shielded herself from forming bonds with anyone, she struggles with accepting his tenderness and care. 

When Noc meets Franka, over wine and whiskey, her mask slips and Noc knows it’s her—only her—and he has to find a way to get her to come home with him.

And then make her want to stay.



Franka redeems herself in the other book. Not many like her and as a character, she really is unlikable. 
But she has her reasons as to why she shuts people out and became the snake people know her to be. 
The mask she wears is what people see, and all they believe. 
But then Noc, the Noctorno of the other world sees her for who she really is and saves her from years of torture, other people start to see it. 

Her character was actually really nice. She just wants love and to be loved in return, but she still finds all the caring and sharing, uncomfortable. 

Now, as much as I loved the Franka, and I adored Noc from the other series, I never actually got to finish this book. It kind of dragged to the point I got bored. I couldn't go on. I forced myself for 6 chapters to keep on reading but I felt like the book wasn't going anywhere. 
It could be because I read them one after the other, but for some reason, this one didn't hold the same attention as the others and I actually wanted Noc to get a book of his own. 

:( 

NO RATING AS IT WOULDN'T FAIR SINCE I DIDN'T FINISH IT!!!

Broken Dove (Fantasyland #4) By Kristen Ashley



Far too young, Apollo Ulfr lost Ilsa, his wife, the love of his life and the mother of his two children. The grief of her loss does not settle in his soul, it solders to it. But when he discovers there is a parallel universe where his wife may have a twin, he feels there's hope and sets about bringing her to his world so he can have her back.
But Ilsa Ulfr of our world is married to the parallel universe's twin, Pol, who is not a good man. Not in any way. She's on the run from him and the last thing she wants is to be transported to a fantastical world and be forced to take his side as his wife, even if he is not Pol. And Apollo finds the broken Ilsa nothing like his beloved, and further, wants nothing to do with her.
But darkness is looming and evil is amassing. Apollo must protect his land and keep his family safe, including the new Ilsa.


Ahhh, the things we do for love. 

But Apollo, he goes a little too far. However, it's a bit of a good job he does because the Ilsa who is alive in the real world, the love of his life, is actually in danger from the other Apollo, who is a drug lord or something and abusive. 

But he rescues Ilsa, who he leaves to deal with the new change. She's accompanied by his best men who she becomes very close with. But when the time comes to be with Apollo, she struggles on what to do. 
She knows he isn't her ex husband, and she knows he'd never hurt her physically, but emotionally, she isn't sure. 
She's also reminded every day of who she is to Apollo, and I think sometimes, she finds it hard to put her and his dead wife in two different categories.   

I loved Apollo. I liked him in the first book of the series and we only had a glimpse of him. But sometimes, he could be a real jerk. 
But you couldn't fault his love for Ilsa, who actually adopts a new name on her travels with Apollo's men. 


I also loved the ending of this book. So many surprises as all of the previous characters come together. It was worth the wait to read this one, to see an end as such as to why these four women were brought to this world to find their other halfs.

5*

Fantastical (Fantasyland Series #3) By Kristen Ashley



Cora Goode has woken up in a fairytale world where she can understand what birds are saying to her, men ride horses and have fluffy feathers in their hats and furniture zigs, zags and whirls in miracles of construction.

The problem is, she thinks she’s in a dream but she’s actually taken the place of the parallel universe Cora and without realizing it, our Cora does something that starts a centuries old curse that will sweep the land if she gets captured by the evil Minerva.

At this point, her dream world becomes a nightmare.

Luckily, hot guy, fantasyland Noctorno is there to save her from the clutches of the grotesque vickrants sent by Minerva to capture her. Unfortunately, hot guy, fantasyland Noctorno doesn’t like the Cora of his world all that much (to say the least) and he thinks our Cora is her. And no matter what our Cora says or does to try to convince him, he won’t be convinced.

But Cora needs Tor to keep her safe and guide her through this fantastical world as she hopes one day to wake up in her not-so-great apartment in her not-so-great life in her world. The problem is, the more time she spends with the gorgeous warrior Tor, the faster she falls in love with him.


Okay, this one I found the most interesting. 
I've always wondered what people considered bad luck when the bride sees the groom before the wedding, but this... This is something else. 

I loved Cora and Noctorno. He's HOT!!! But the other Cora, the one who swapped places with Cora, is a BITCH!!! And that's putting it mildly. She doesn't get a long with Noctorno, even though they are married. YES!!! MARRIED. 
They don't even live together. 
So when Cora, the one from the real world starts the new curse, thinking she's actually in a dream, Noctorno is furious. More so than he normally is. 

And although he sees a change in Cora, he doesn't believe her story about being from another world. But he goes along with it, liking the act he seems to think she's putting on. 
It actually hurt to see Cora being used the way she is by him, but it does all work out in the end. 
Until... 

The evil queen switches the two back... 
Dum, dum, dummmmmm!!

5*

Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Golden Dynasty (Fantasyland series #2) By Kristen Ashley



Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she’s not having a wild dream, she’s living a frightening nightmare where she’s been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people and in short order, she’s installed very unwillingly on her white throne of horns as their Queen.

Dax Lahn is the king of Suh Tunak, The Horde of the nation of Korwahk and with one look at Circe, he knows she will be his bride and together they will start The Golden Dynasty of legend.

Circe and Lahn are separated by language, culture and the small fact she’s from a parallel universe and has no idea how she got there or how to get home. But facing challenge after challenge, Circe finds her footing as Queen of the brutal Korwahk Horde and wife to its King, then she makes friends then she finds herself falling in love with this primitive land, its people and especially their savage leader.


Okay, I thought the first book in the series was good, but this one was REALLY good. I mean, really good. 
The two main characters kind of reminded me of Daenery's Targaryen and Khal Drogo from GOT.
The beginning was a bit much to read since he actually rapes Circe when he wins her. 
But it changes through the book. I know I should hate him, but I just couldn't. He was incredibly sweet to her in the end. he'd do anything for her.
Even though he couldn't speak english, he does learn some of the words. It was cute with the way he reacted to her. 

I also loved how Circe, after everything she'd be thrown into, got used to the way of living. It was like she made for it. 

I couldn't put this one down. I enjoyed it so much and after talking to a few fellow Lisa's Book Review followers over on FB, so did they. 

I've read all of the books in the series now, but this one, is by far, my favourite. 

5*

Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland series #1) By Kristen Ashley



Seoafin “Finnie” Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash. But she never forgets and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can have the adventure of a lifetime.

But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she’s been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.

Thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice, Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him, without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting. 

But at the same time Frey plunges Finnie into a web of political intrigue that includes assassination plots, poison, magic, mystery and… dragons.



I wasn't actually sure about this series. I'd been told to read it so many times, but the blurb didn't stand out for me. 

But, been on a book hurdle, I decided to give it a go. 
And I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner. 

I loved it. 
I loved the time change, the difference in worlds and how well Finnie adjusts to her new life. 

I wasn't sure about Frey at first, but once the book got going, I loved him. 

Dreamy. 

I won't give anything away story wise and I will advise to go in without reading the blurb. I don't know what it was about it that put me off, but it really did nothing to draw me in. 

5*

My Defender (Bewitched and Bewildered #8) By Alanea Alder



When a mysterious illness begins to sweep through Noctem Falls affecting the children, Eleanor Kimball is called to the city to see if she can determine what is wrong. As a pediatrician Eleanor loves children and desires many of her own, however, after several dating disasters she has not only sworn off men, but has given up her dream of a family, and the promise of a destined mate.

After discovering Grant in Noctem Falls she is faced with her own insecurities and finds it hard to believe in his love.

Grant Douglas is a man of few words and doesn’t do well surrounded by others. He is scared to death of finding a mate. He believes the harshness of his past, where he struggled to survive, didn’t cultivate a gentle heart. After a series of terrifying nightmares where his mate is at risk, Grant has decided he doesn’t want a mate at all.

When he meets Ellie, he realizes there are some things worth fighting for. Even if it means putting himself out there by becoming the Alpha he was born to be and facing the power he desperately tries to hide.

As Ellie starts to believe in Grant’s love it will take every ounce their combined strength to discover why the shifter children are suddenly falling ill before it’s too late.



And the plot thickens...

Bewitched and Bewildered series is getting more and more interesting. I can't get enough of it. 
It was shorter than the normal books in the series, but hell, I'd be happy with a novella I love this series that much. 

Ellie is called to Noctem Falls because the children are getting sick, she thinks it's a simple fix. 
But upon arriving, she meets her mate and finds out the kids are sicker than they expected and seems to have spread to more kids. 

With the noble families wanting to overrule Prince Magnus, the sick children and an unknown force still out to get them, everything is a mess in Noctem falls. 

And what does Meryn do???

She calls backup. 

It's great seeing some of the original characters back in the story. I've missed them all. 

All in all, the story is brilliant and couldn't get any better. I'm enjoying to find out where the story is going. 
Alanea Alder has an extraordinary mind. She really does. I can't wait to see what else she comes up with for these characters. 

5*


THEORY  ALERT!!!!!! 
Only read ahead if you want to talk about the books. May be considered as spoilers. 

Okay, first off, who else thinks there's something more to Meryn and the Pack Alpha? Did anyone else question why he kept sniffing her? I think they're connected somehow. Like everyone seems to be when it comes to Meryn somehow. 

Who else thinks Prince Magnus should kick out the noble families out? Hands up! I do, I do.

And who else cried during this book because I cried my eyes out. That one scene broke my heart. 

More to that, who else thinks the alphas hold the cure for the kids? They were only reacting to them so they must hold magic that holds off what is wrong with them!!!

Okay, I do have more, but I'd be here all day LOL. But one thing I want to leave with, how cool would it be if one of the mates came but wasn't actually the mate, they were someone in disguise as the mate when really, they're evil and the real mate has been kidnapped? muahhhhhh. 
SO many possibilities can happen with this series and with the way Alanea Alder is going, they're just gonna keep getting better and better. 

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers #1) By Rebecca Zanetti



Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. Helping out a friend has put not only her job but her life in jeopardy. Zara needs help from someone she can trust - she just doesn't expect it to be the mysterious PI who recently appeared in her life.
Ryker Jones has problems of his own, including recovering from his investigative agency's recent brutal loss of a client. He wants to keep Zara at arm's length - and protect her from the reality of what he's running from.
But when danger arrives on Zara's doorstep, Ryker can't walk away. He might be the only one who can save her - if his deadly past doesn't catch up with them first...

Gah, are you a fan of the Sins Brothers??? 
Well, this is a prequel. 
I didn't even know about this book until the other day and I HAD to ONE CLICK it as soon as I was told. 
I always wondered if there was going to be another Sins brother novel, because come on, it ended on such a high note, we needed to know what was going to happen with Doctor Madison. 

Well, meet Ryker, one of Madison's very own creations. Only, he thinks he's normal and just has heightened senses that he never really questioned until a young boy (I shall not name) (Which is killing me) turns up on his doorstep demanding he find Doctor Madison. 
Now, he and his two brothers are in search and in there search, they put themselves in danger. 

Zara, a paralegal has a 'casual thing' going on with Ryker, but when he turns up, seeing the bruise on her cheek, he moves things forward. 
He wants more with Zara, something he's never wanted with anyone else, but with danger following not only Zara, but himself, can he keep her and (Mystery boy) safe???

These brothers are just as hot and mysterious as the Gray Brothers. But what the Gray's lack human wise, these boys have had it different. They know all about family, connections and the hard life that being in the outside world brings. Only, they share the same connection with the Gray brothers. They haven't felt softness or love from anyone but their brothers. All three Jones brothers were in the same boys home, one where they were beaten and mistreated and experimented on my Madison. 

And my God the ending... We get to see some of our old favorite characters and I'm still in love LOL 

This series is so much different to what I normally read and I love that about it. It's unexpected, different and so thrilling it will keep you turning the page until you finish.

I can't wait to read more from this series. I really can't. 

5 amazing *****

Spellbound (Hex Hall Series #3) By Rachel Hawkins



Ever since she started at Hectate "Hex" Hall a school for "gifted" students Sophie Mercer's life has been a whirlwind of disasters. But now Sophie is facing her biggest crisis so far, and this time it's her life, and the lives of everyone she loves that are at stake.


Ahhh, now I can get to the good stuff. 
I surprised myself by enjoying this series. I was recommended over Facebook and was told I HAD to read the Hex Hall series. And I'm so glad I did. 
Not only do we see Sophie grow as a young woman, but as a witch too. She starts getting a hold of her powers but then, BOOM, they're taken away from her in the last book and in this book, she has to work with not having them, something she wanted after seeing what they could do to a person. 
She never wanted to hurt anyone with her powers but she knows without them, she can't help save the ones she loves. 

So, with her friends and family, Sophie sets out to get her powers back, set things right with the dark power taking over Hex Hall and finally sort things out with Archer. Cal's meant to be her mate and she doesn't quite know what to do because where she feels something for him, she loves Archer. WHY? I have no idea because my heart was totally set on Cal LOL

But before they can make a move, they're summoned by dark magic back to Hex Hall where everything has changed. No one can leave, escape and they're thrust back into the school like nothing had happened by the very people who tried to kill Sophie and her father. 
Things get more complicated from there and the story is thrilling and captivating. I couldn't put it down and the ENDING!!!! OMG!!!!!

THE ENDING!!!!

It blew me away and had me sobbing like a baby. It was so good. All that tension... it was brilliant. 

5*  

Raising Demons (Hex Hall Series #2) By Rachel Hawkins



Sophie Mercer's first term at Hex Hall turned out to be quite eventful. First the ghost of her evil grandmother haunted her every move, then her best friend was accused of murder and of course there was the discovery that Archer Cross, aka the boy of her dreams, was actually an undercover demon hunter - which would probably be something she could have worked on, if she hadn't also discovered that she was actually the demon Archer was hunting… 

So, despite their issues, Sophie is actually relieved to be spending the summer in London with her father. But when your father is Head of The Council of Prodigium and your summer is being spent at the headquarters of everything magical, then a quiet holiday isn't really that likely. And, as Sophie struggles to come to terms with her new found demon powers, she finds herself thrust once again into a world of dark magic and conspiracies. The only thing that could possibly make things more complicated would be for Archer Cross to show up again, which of course he wouldn't, would he?


After starting out the her new school year with murders, a ghost haunting her and killing said ghost, and a boy of her dreams turning out to a demon hunter, Sophie's battle has only just begun.

She's summoned to her fathers house for the summer, and thankfully, she's allowed to bring her friend Jenna (Vampire) and the grounds keeper Cal, who we find out is her destined mate. 
Now, let me get one thing put out there, I LOVED Cal. I desperately wanted these two together. They had more of a connection than Archer, who makes an appearance in this book, showing Sophie she can trust him. 

But things are more complicated than Sophie first imaged. There are secrets, an enemy seeking revenge and dark magic surfacing. 

The plot thickens in this book and once again, we're left hanging with another cliff hanger, a good one LOL 

4*

Hex Hall (Hex Hall Series #1) Rachel Hawkins



In the wake of a love spell gone horribly wrong, Sophie Mercer, a sixteen-year-old witch, is shipped off to Hecate Hall, a boarding school for witches, shapeshifters and faeries. The traumas of mortal high school are nothing compared to the goings on at "Freak High." It's bad enough that she has to deal with a trio of mean girls led by the glamorous Elodie, but it's even worse when she begins to fall for Elodie's gorgeous boyfriend, Archer Cross, and frankly terrifying that the trio are an extremely powerful coven of dark witches. But when Sophie begins to learn the disturbing truth about her father, she is forced to face demons both metaphorical and real, and come to terms with her own growing power as a witch.


Sophie, a sixteen year old witch is shipped off to Hecate Hall after losing control of her powers at a highschool dance. 
When she gets there she's shocked, approached by a group of mean girls and is roomed with a vampire. 

Now, the story does seem slow at first but it does get into it. 
I didn't feel hers and Archers connection as well as I would have liked to, but they are teenagers, they fall in love at sight LOL

I did enjoy all the mystery going on. It felt like Sophie was thrown to the wolves when her mother dropped her off, but she's in more danger at that school than she was living in the human world. 

It ends with a cliffy, a GOOD one. 

4*

Thursday, 2 February 2017

My Champion (Bewitched and Bewildered #7) By Alanea Alder



Declan Lionhart has been running interference between the Founding Families and the citizens of Noctem Falls since the day he arrived in the city. His hopes of being a simple unit warrior crumbles in the face of their troubles and it looks like he will always be bound by his family’s political legacy. But with current tensions skyrocketing to unimaginable levels, Declan’s laid back persona and easy smile are needed now more than ever.

Kari Delaney has finally achieved everything she’s ever wanted. The business she created from scratch is booming and she has her dream custom built condo in the heart of the small town where she was raised. But all that changes the day she gets her evacuation notice.

Despite being a vampire, Kari hates Noctem Falls and the politics that permeates every aspect of life within the city. Under protest she and her younger brother leave for the City of the Night.

Declan is smitten with his little general and the strength she exudes. But when it’s just the two of them he begins to break down her carefully constructed walls and shows her that even though he’s easy going, he is still an Alpha, and his lion is demanding her heart.

When the entire city erupts into chaos with matings being dissolved and Founding Families making alliances, Declan realizes it will take every trick he learned at his father’s knee to maneuver through the murky political waters swirling around them. Both he and his mate race against time to keep the people of the city safe, despite homesick children, disastrous dinners, Meryn’s wacky revenge plans and an unexpected pairing.


I love this series and the author... I can't get enough. 

I don't think I ever will with this series. It just keeps getting better and better. 
I love what they're doing with the groups, how each form a bond that is indescribable. 

The history with the groups just keeps getting deeper and deeper and with each pregnancy, each mating, it comes more and more interesting. So much has been put into one series, but it's not hard to keep up, which I like. Everything being said, being described, even with founding families, makes sense to me. 

I loved Kari's character, how she took charge and how much she loved her little brother. I loved she didn't take the crap the founding families spouted out. She stuck by her own beliefs and in Noctem Falls, that is rare. So many of the vampires are going behind the princes back, organising their own mating's, and trying to cross the prince by going against him when it comes to the shifters. 

I can only see more good things from Alanea Alder. This series is one of my favourites and have already read the series five times over, including this one. 

5* 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Dark Surrender (The Dark Ones #3) By Rachel Van Dyken



Never met a male siren before?
You're about to....

I grew up as a prince...
And lead the life of a King.
There isn't anyone or anything that doesn't want me, that isn't attracted to me. They can't help it. And I sure as hell don't want them to. I live for their lust, I crave touch like an addiction, I make them beg on their knees for one, simple, caress.
As a male siren it's my job to feed off emotion.
And I was happy to do it.
I am happy to do it.
What I'm not happy about? Being told I have to mate with some withering human and stay loyal to that one person for the next few centuries. There's a war coming and being the idiot I am--I offered to take one for the team in order to help a friend.
Now my sexual appetite is taking a freaking kick in the nuts.
And I'm left wondering if it's worth it.
If she's worth it, with messy hair and dirty human hands.
But I have a world to save.
A job to do.
Now, if only, she would just let me do it rather than fighting me at every turn. I've lived lifetimes as the most irresistible being on the planet.
Only to meet my match.
With one.
Measly.
Human.
They say hells hot. They're wrong.
Because Hope, my little human, is way hotter.
And before this is over--she may just singe me alive.


Gah, I feel like I've been waiting for this book for ages, when in fact, I only read the books back in August. It just feels longer. This is the third book in the series and I'd recommend reading the first two. I promise you'll enjoy.
I loved Alex from all the other books, but this book, gah, even I wanted to marry him. I don't know how Hope pulled away at the beginning LOL

I really love this series. You never know what you're going to get next. 
I really can't wait for Mason's book. I've loved him from the first book and keep falling for him with each book. This one, I felt so sorry for the poor pup. What he has to endure and the teasing, LOL 

The story line surprised me. I honestly didn't see any of that coming for Alex's book but I'm so glad it did. I want more, I really do. 

There's not really much more I can say without ruining the story line for you all. It's all good. There's not one bit I would change, not even close. I can feel a book hangover coming on already. 

5*



Sunday, 23 October 2016

Lost Beauty (The Deadly Beauties Live on #4) By CM Owens



KYA

Survival. It's all I've known for as long as I can remember. I thought it was the same thing as living until him... Until one touch set me on fire. Until one look disabled all my defenses. Until one man could shatter me. Now, even though a distraction is the last thing I need, all I want to do is taste what it's like to feel alive.

CHAZ

She sees right through me, as I knew she would. It's why I've avoided her. But what I never expected her to do was awaken something inside me that melted the cold I've grown used to. Instead of feeling numb to the world now, I feel like someone who has too much to lose. And she may be someone worth suriving for. The edge she gives me just may keep us all alive.



Gah, I feel like I've been waiting for this book for so long. But it's sooooo worth the wait. CM Owen's books always are. 
Kya is Karma's twin sister and has always been on the line between good or bad. We never know what side she's on. 
I've always wanted to know more about her character so I'm glad she got her story. I was shocked to see she's paired with Chaz, since I thought he'd end up with Ella for some reason. I'm glad he didn't though because I honestly want Slade with Ella. His protectiveness towards her is so sweet and damning at the same time LOL

Anyway, when Kya realises who Chaz really is, things change. Not only does she keep his secret but Chaz finds himself wanting her, needing her. He's dragonite side and demon side want to claim her. So much more could be said on this part but you need to read it to understand what the hell I'm going on about LOL

So much is revealed in this book and so little at the same time. I don't think I'll ever get enough of these characters. It went live at midnight and I read until I finished at 7 in the morning. I couldn't put it down. 

Chaz has been my most favourite character since the beginning. The 'fairy' comments did it for me. I knew there was more to him than being a duster and it turns out, I was right. I couldn't believe it. 

My heart stopped during a certain scene in the book so be prepared LOL (Had to put this in) I'm a tease, I know LOL

Anyway, the books ends with more characters. Interesting characters, who I'm hoping get books of their own. I seriously hope we don't have to wait to long for the next book, although, the wait will be worth it. I wish these books were movies too. It would be so cool. 


Oh and I have to add this, #Violated The incubus # comments make my day, but when he finds out Chaz has been feeding from him, OMG, it's so funny. I literally cried. 

5***** LOVED this book. 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Davina (Davy Harwood Series #3) By Tijan



I’m held captive. I’m being tortured daily. They want what is inside of me, but the problem is that they don’t realize what they want or how wrong they are. My power is unknown to the world. I am a mythical creature to the supernatural. So what happens when my power is released? When it takes over me? When I become the worst nightmare they never imagined?
They're going to find out.
Everybody's about to piss their pants, because the Immortal is coming.



Third installment of the Davy Harwood series and I have to say, I am monumentally impressed.

The book had so many twist and turns, not only for Davina but for everyone as a whole. 
Not only did she get her HEA, but so did a few other characters. I do admit though, I would like to see the witch and a certain vampire get their own story. I loved them and the way they acted. 

I can't really say much since it will ruin the series, so I will say, it is worth the read. It's enticing, addictive, and although I felt the ending was rushed and had bombs dropped on us, I really did love the series. I would have liked to have seen more of Davina in an actual relationship. 

4*

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Davy Harwood in Transition (The Immortal Prophecy Book Two) By Tijan



The vampire nations sent their armies for her. They feared and sought to destroy her. The werewolves sent their own in the hopes to take her magic. One stood against them all to protect her. And in the midst of everything, as she watched her human life crumble to her feet, Davy grew as the Immortal every day. Her powers transitioned until she would save them all in the end. She only hoped she wouldn’t lose her humanity at the cost of fulfilling the Immortal Prophecy.


Davy is pushed farther and farther away from her old life and into a life she has no control of. 
Everyone around her wants something from her. Her power. Her immortality. But if they do, she could die. 

She puts her trust in all the wrong people. But she has too many enemies.
After Kates betrayal, you'd think Davy would have learnt her lesson but because she's hell bent on holding onto her old life, her old friends, she's missing key parts of the book. I find it hard to dislike Kates. One minute I like her and think she's good for Davy, but then the next, I dislike her because she's betraying her all over again. 

Her newfound friendship with Pippa and Brown are the ones I like. I love Brown. Her attitude and behaviour is funny and quirky. I'd like to read more on her character. 
I dislike Emily, who is Davy's old roommate at college. She's now mated to a wolf who is after Davy but she's so far gone that she's jealous of everything Davy is and has. 

The war is brewing and Lucas can't protect her from all three enemies. He just didn't realise he was leaving her in the hands of one. 

The cliffhanger is huge and I had to pick up the next book. I loved it. Tijan really has a knack for writing Paranormal. I can't believe it's taken me this long to read it. 

5*

Davy Harwood (The Immortal Prophecy Book One) By Tijan



Being empathic is the least of Davy's problems. She wants to go to college and live a normal life until someone gives her something she doesn't want. Now she has to deal with the supernatural and a prophecy that no one knows about.


Davy's life has been a mess for her. She was stalked by a vampire who she set on fire in the end to hurt. After that, she just wanted to be a normal girl, even with her empathic abilities. 
But life has other plans for Davy. 

When one a girl jumps off the building at the crisis hotline center she volunteers at, her life changes completely. 
Not only is that night haunting her but something has changed within her. 
Then her best friend turns up out of the blue and more changes for Davy. There's an increase of vampires around campus and her friend, Kates who is a slayer, is hanging out with them like they're best friends. But then her empathic powers pick up on something wrong with Kates and Blue, the girl mentoring Davy, tells her Kates needs help, so Davy has to turn to who she believes in the enemy.

Then there's Lucas. He's a vampire, a hunter vampire and his job is to keep the peace. 
But he knows more than he lets on. 
There's a prophecy. Davy is that prophecy, only, neither of them know the deep meaning of it.

5*

Death: The Horsemen series Book One) By Lila Rose and Justine Littleton



Here’s the problem with myths and legends; they're fiction. At one time, they may have been stories of real people, but over time, the story was passed from person to person, so what was once fact, becomes the written fables of those long ago. 

This is the true story of Death and the five horsemen. 


Quitting her teaching career and working full time on her fledgling editing business, Julie Michaels isn't prepared for the shedload of changes heading her way. To be precise, it’s just one screeching stop on the crazy train away. 

Dean "Death" Apocalos never imagined change would come so swiftly in the form of love, chaos, and Decay. Dean and his three brothers are about to see their worst fear come to light; their forgotten brother and the fifth horseman, Decay. 

Previously entombed, someone has let the loon loose on LA. It’s now up to the horsemen to put him back in his box… before he upsets the balance once more.


Lila Rose has done it again. This woman is fantastic at writing MC's but she's brilliant at writing paranormal too. 
The amount of backstory in this novel is epic. It's full of detail and you're well informed of everything. The five horsemen. There's a lot of history there.
I loved all the characters in this book and loved all the horsemen. It's hard to tell you which I like the best. 
I loved Dean's over-protectiveness, especially when he thought Julie was feeling desire for her brother. 
I loved the mystery of Warren, the eldest brother. There was something about him that drew you to him. I can't wait to read his story. 
Then there's Connor. He's like the joker of the group. He's also a ladies man. It's his magic. He can use his seduction to get what he wants. But he's so funny and charming. And from my conversation with Lila Rose, one of the authors, his book is next, so I'm looking forward to it. You can't help but fall in love with him. 
Then there's Falcone, the sensitive brother who is book crazy. He hates fighting and wants to do everything he can to keep the peace. I loved that the brothers had him. I think he balanced them out. Especially considering how Broody and moody Warren is. 

Then we have the fallen brother, the brother hellbent on hurting them for tombing him away for centuries. He's angry. He's wasting away, his insides eating away at him and making him deformed. 

I can't wait to find out what he will do next. They gave him the wrong book, he's going to be infuriated that they lied and tricked him, again. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Remember Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker Trilogy #3) By Kelly Oram



Remember Jamie Baker is the explosive and long awaited conclusion to the Jamie Baker trilogy. With all the action of the best superhero science fiction and epic romance as only bestselling teen romance author Kelly Oram can write, this book will have you laughing, swooning, and wanting to save the world!

Plagued by memory loss, Jamie Baker searches high and low for the answers to who she is, where she comes from, and why she’s able to do things other humans can’t. A not-so-simple task when she’s hiding from the people responsible for her amnesia—an evil scientific research company that wants to capture her at any cost.

When Jamie’s quest for the truth reveals a devastating betrayal from the one person she thought she could trust, she’s forced to team up with a secret military organization in order to ensure her safety and stop Visticorp’s horrific human experimenting once and for all.


This has to be the best book of the Trilogy. It was like starting fresh with Jamie's new memory loss. Everything was new to her so it was starting all over again. 
Trouble is, she's been brainwashed from Teddy, who has made her believe she's called April O'neil and is on the run - which is fairly true. But he's made her think they were lovers, that they were engaged. 

It's horrible to think someone could do that to someone. And even after she learns the truth she still wants to help him. It's clear he's one of the bad guys but she doesn't listen. Ever. It actually drove me nuts. 

But seeing her interact with Ryan, fall in love all over again, was brilliant. He hadn't changed. Not one bit. And I think Jamie needed that. 

One thing that did change was the army they were working with to help Jamie and others like her. My favourite were the new people, the people Jamie saved. I loved their characters and hope Kelly Oram writes a book for them. 

This book is far more intense, more action and a lot more drama that will have you hooked from the beginning. I couldn't put it down. 

My favourite part had to me the end. OMG. I got so emotional I cried. A little girl who is in the book, who will not be named does something remarkable and knowing what it could have done to her, it broke my heart and warmed it at the same time. I fell in love with her and wished she was real so I could keep her. Too adorable and inspiring. 

5*

More than Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker Trilogy #2) By Kelly Oram



Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn't enough.

After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it's time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.

Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan's attempts to get her into spandex aren't the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend.



Jamie has now moved to college with her new best friend and her boy friend. 
Here she meets Teddy, who from the start, I didn't particularly like. There was just something off about him. 
His quick obsession to Jamie just gave it away. 
But Jamie has more problems coming her way than little old Teddy. She has a radical bunch of scientists wanting to capture her, to experiment on her and she has to try and find a way to keep her powers hidden. 
She's also feeling guilt over not saving Ryan's best friend, the boy who raped her best friend. It's how she gets caught. By not doing anything, she gets caught. 

I can't give much away of the story since it will ruin it but it was more exciting than the first book and intrigued me a lot more. 
I found I wanted to know what was going to happen next and with Jamie, you never knew. 

4.5*