Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Blitz: Cursed by Evangeline Anderson



Title: Cursed by Evangeline Anderson
Series: (Brides of the Kindred #13)
Publication date: October 31st 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction

Synopsis:

Commander Stavros Rii of the Kindred is a Sin Eater–thick black lines cover his back and neck causing him to feel the pain of others. It is a curse that threatens to shorten his life and makes him unable to bond with a female–not that he’s ever found one he wants to bond with. Until he meets Charlie.
Charlie Sayers is an agent with the Earth Protection Bureau– and anti Kindred agency dedicated to ridding the world of the big aliens. Charlie joined the EPB out of a sense of patriotism but she has her own reasons to hate the Kindred.
But she has bigger problems than the Kindred at the moment–the Enhanced Ones have come to Earth and they’re planning to take over the planet, enslave the inhabitants and strip them of all emotion. Charlie can’t have that so she agrees to go undercover with Stavros to find the Heart of Love–an artifact which can destroy their mutual enemy forever.
On their dangerous and difficult mission, Charlie learns that going undercover with your worst enemy can rapidly turn him into your best friend…or your lover. Can she hold on to her beliefs and stay true to herself, or will she lose her heart to Stavros? And even if she gives in to desire, will Stav be able to bond her to him?
Or are they Cursed to be apart forever?

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Excerpt: 

“You can put me down now.” Charlie’s heart was pounding—she wasn’t sure why. “I mean, I really am fine.” “No you’re not. You’re wounded. And I must heal you.” The look in his eyes was beyond intense as he cupped her cheek. “But...” Charlie started to protest, her heart pounding. “Open to me.” His voice had gone deep and soft and commanding. “Open and let me heal you, Charlotte.” “I...” But further words of protest seemed to die on her lips as he bent her over his arm and sealed his mouth to hers. Charlie gave a little gasp as she felt his lips press gently but firmly to hers. Then his tongue was there, tracing the seam of her lips, seeking entrance. She wanted to pull away and cuss at him—tell him he had no right. Instead she felt her lips parting, allowing him in when she knew she shouldn’t. He’s just healing me, she told herself desperately. It’s not really a kiss. But it certainly felt like one, especially when his tongue entwined with hers and he sucked gently, as though inviting her to explore his mouth as he was exploring hers. 

Charlie gave a helpless little moan and took his unspoken invitation. God, his mouth was so warm and he tasted like cinnamon—cinnamon and some exotic mint she’d never had before. She could feel the edges of his fangs but this time he somehow managed to keep from cutting her with them even when the tip of her tongue danced dangerously over their razor-sharp points. The kiss went on and on and his dark, spicy scent filled her senses until Charlie felt like she was drowning in him, being completely consumed from the inside out.

AUTHOR BIO: 



Evangeline Anderson is a registered MRI tech who would rather be writing. And yes, she is nerdy enough to have a bumper sticker that says “I’d rather be writing.” Honk if you see her! She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Blitz: Abe by M.J. Fields


Title: ABE by M.J. Fields

Series: (Ties of Steel #1)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: October 28th 2014
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance
Goodreads Link: Abe
Amazon: Abe

Synopsis:


Twenty-six-year-old Abraham O’Donnell is the CFO of Steel Inc. After working tirelessly for over a year, he takes a week off to enjoy the sand, surf, and bikini-clad women of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After all, he’s earned it.
When a brief interlude with a flight attendant in her hotel room goes awry, Abe heads to a rental home with a private beach. While floating naked in the pool, he learns a guest house on the property is also occupied. So much for rest and relaxation. Ever the gentleman, Abe tries to make the most of his misfortune, and offers to make the beauties staying on the property some dinner.
It’s senior year and Nikolette (Nikki) Bassett is a few days late for her last college Spring Break with her four best girlfriends. When she arrives, all these ladies can talk about is the guy next door. And once Nikki gets a look at him, she knows what they mean. Fresh from an afternoon of surfing, Nikki can hardly believe her eyes when Abe approaches. The sexual tension and banter between the two of them leads to steamy hot sex on the Atlantic shore.
It’s only a Spring Break fling, and both Abe and Nikki know better than to make it out to be more than that. Or do they? Abe’s calm demeanor changes once he has a taste of Nikki. That night, no location is safe. He takes her on the beach and ravages her in his bed. But despite their mind-blowing sex, Abe’s taste for ultimate control in the bedroom makes Nikki uneasy. Nikki’s just getting over a heartbreak and she can’t afford to let Abe in. So, she pushes aside her budding feelings, and leaves Florida and Abe behind without a backwards glance.
Not used to being dumped and afraid to admit how much it hurts, Abe cuts his loses and heads back to Steel Inc., resume his role at the top of Steel Inc., pouring his heart and soul into his work. But Nikki Moore won’t be forgotten so easily. Her taste, scent, voice, the noises she made when he brought her to ecstasy, the way she tasted on his tongue, and felt under his touch haunts him. Always fighting for control, Abe tries to push Nikki far into the back of his mind, as he fucks the rented women he had grown accustom to.
But Karma is a bitch, and Abe blames her for Nikki leaving him the way she did. So when Nikki shows up unexpectedly, Abe welcomes Karma with open arms. Control has left the building and safety of one’s heart is no longer strong enough to stop what happens next.
ABE, is the first in the TIES OF STEEL series from bestselling erotica author MJ Fields. It is a spin-off of the bestselling MEN OF STEEL series featuring the Steel brothers: Jase, Cyrus, Zandor and Xavier.

About the author:

MJ Fields's love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and they sold it to family members. She self-published her first New Adult romance in January 2013. Today, she has completed four self-published series, The Love series, The Wrapped series, The Burning Souls series, and The Men of Steel series. The Norfolk series has one title self-published so far and Ties of Steel, which was acquired by Swoon Romance in June 2014. Book 1 ABE releases October 28, 2014. MJ is a bestselling erotica author and former small business owner, who recently closed the business so she could write full time.
MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.

Excerpt:

Guest posts:

#1 Abe O’Donnells Workout Playlist

The Shock of Lightning by Oasis

I Don’t Care by Fall Out Boy

Control by Puddle of Mudd

Heartless by Call Us Forgotten

Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolph

Thrift Shop by Macklemore

Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry

Fireball by Pitbull

Talk Dirty to Me by Jason Derulo

Trumpets by Jason Derulo

Down With The Sickness by Disturbed

Higher Ground by Red Hot Chili Peppers

#2 Nikolette's Pinterest Pins/Board

http://www.pinterest.com/mjfields31/nikolettes-pinterest/

#3 Abe’s Work­out Tips

Today I want to talk about what stirs me up when I look at Nikki.

First her eyes. Fucking gorgeous: sandy brown and hiding nothing. Anger, confusion,

hurt, insecurity, confidence, need, and desire. I know exactly what she is thinking when I

look into them and it draws me in at breakneck speed.

Now, we move on to something I can’t get enough of, ‘dat ass (my inner voice of course.

Abe O’Donnell CFO may not say that, but Abe O’Donnell who hung out on the shore

knows a great ass).

Nikki’s ass is an eleven on a scale of 1-­10. Have I mentioned? Oh yeah, I have.


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Soundtrack Saturday (4)

Soundtrack Saturday is a book meme created by Erin at The Hardcover Lover.

Today's book is The Giver, The Giver #1

Beginning:



Jonas:



The Giver:



Relationship:

Since Jonas doesn't really have a relationship with anyone besides his family, I've decided to skip this.

Ending:



Others:





Friday, October 24, 2014

The Giver

Title: The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1)
Author: Lois Lowry
Summary: Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Review: Stunning. In Jonas' perfect world, everyone is planned. Your life is mapped out carefully. It is a world of Utopia, perfectness. The elders command you. They choose who you are, your spouse, your children, your job. Until Jonas is selected to be receiver of memory. Together he and the Giver come up with a plan to help their community see, a plan destined to change everything... Amazing, Lois Lowry is meticulous, and doesn't let a single detail ruin her reputation.

Recommended for: Fans of Dystopian Utopia, impossible worlds.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Iron Empire

Title: The Iron Empire (Infinity Ring #7)
Author: James Dashner
Summary: Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event comes to a thrilling conclusion with the last installment of the Infinity Ring series!

Review: Magic. Again James Dashner has created a beautiful tale to continue the infinity ring series. Dak, Riq, and Sera come face to face with Tilda, the red lady of the SQ. They meet Abraham Lincoln, Aristotle, and Alexander the great. But then comes the interesting- Dak's parents! Amazing, James Dashner has great ideas that he expresses well, and he makes the characters come alive in a special way, making them seem to have more of a personality. Never forget the fantastic James Dashner.

Recommended for: Fans of time travel, and possibly dystopian.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Soundtrack Saturday (3)

Soundtrack Saturday is a book meme created by Erin at The Hardcover Lover.

I have changed my template slightly, let me know what you think about this one.

Today's book is If I stay, If I stay #1

Beginning:



Mia:



Adam:



Relationships:



Ending:



Others:





Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell

Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta #2) by Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Time Warner
Goodreads Summary: #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense fiction classic.Reclusive author Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing phone calls -- or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched. When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together the intricate forensic evidence -- while unwittingly edging closer to a killer waiting in the shadows...
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: Great, Beryl Madison is found brutally murdered in her home. After receiving many threats, she moves to Key West to hide from her killer. But, eventually, she has to return. This is where it goes wrong. It seems that she let her killer in. But why? Patricia Cornwell has great ideas, and her scenarios are unique and unlike any others. She never fails to come up with a different conclusion.
Purchase Location: Won at school fair
Edition: Paperback 
Buy the book: Book Depository
Recommended for: Fans of mystery, challenge and hardship.

Review: The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan

The Staff of Serapis (Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover #2) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Goodreads Summary: In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself. This is the story fans have asked for, in which Annabeth Chase teams up with Sadie Kane. The demigod daughter of Athena and the young magician from Brooklyn House take on a larger-than-life foe from the ancient world. Perhaps even more disturbing than the power-hungry god they encounter is the revelation that he is being controlled by someone—someone all too familiar to Sadie. As a special bonus, the first chapter of THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, is included.
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: Great. In this tale Annabeth Chase and Sadie Kane work together to defeat Serapis, the god of Alexandria. It is hard, but in the end, they win with trickery and flattery as their main tools. Told from Annabeth's perspective, this is amazing.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library 
Edition: Paperback 
Recommended for: Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles fans.

Review: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus (Percy Jackson: The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books
Goodreads Summary: Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaia. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaia plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaia's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaia wakes, it is game over.
Rating: Review:  Brilliant. Rick Riordan never fails to surprise, and his descriptive descriptions make reading the books a whole lot easier. The seven Demigods are back, with more challenges to face, and more sacrifices to make. Eventually, the demigods manage to make everything work before the day Gaia is to rise. This is just amazing, the plots all very clear. Rick Riordan never fails to impress.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition:
 Hardcover
Buy the book:
 Book Depository
Recommended for: Fans of mythology and adventure.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay (If I Stay #1) byGayle Forman
Publisher: Speak
Goodreads Summary: The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She WentJust One DayJust One Year, and the forthcoming I Was Here

On a day that started like any other, Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, admiring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the only decision she has left. It is the most important decision she'll ever make.

Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting, and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.
Rating: 5 StarsReview:  Stunning. This is just another one of those books that are just amazing, and that I can really connect to, and feel as if have no flaws. Breathtaking. Mia's life is also so like my own, and the decisions she must make, the deaths she must endure... This book is definitely on my favourites list. Brilliant, and intoxicating. You won't find a flaw.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition:
 Paperback
Buy the book:
 Book Depository
Recommended for: If you learn a musical instrument or really connect to sad stories of love, you'll definitely love this.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I just got nominated by Talina at Sassy and Dangerous! Thank you so much for the nomination Talina! 





Of course, there are rules. The rules are below:

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you, and link back to their site.
2. Post the award's logo onto your blog. 
3. Answer the 10 questions you've been asked.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers and ask them 10 questions.

Talina's Questions and my Answers:

Note: may contain spoilers

1. What are three books you love and three books you hate?

3 I love: The Maze Runner, Throne of Glass, Vampire Academy. 3 I hate: really hard to say, but- The Hunger Games- Katniss and Gale, not Peeta! :(, Allegiant- it made me cry. :(, The Silent boy- again, really sad :(.  But really, I just dislike the way the author wrote them. No offense! :D

2. Do you have a favorite book cover? If so, what?

Well, not really. I don't really judge covers. :D

3. Have you read a book that you wanted to re-write? If so, why?

Allegiant! Yes, Tris died for the "sacrifice" part, but I don't think she should've just died!!!

4. In books, do you prefer the bad boy or the charming one?

Charming, I guess- but really, both!

5. If you could save only three things from a burning house, what would you pick?

My favourite souvenir, My favourite book, My music player.

6. What is your favorite movie and tv show?

Movie: at the moment, the maze runner. TV show: The chase.

7. What country would you love to visit?

US.

8. Who is your favorite blogger/youtuber? (Doesn't have to be about books)

I don't know!

9. What are some of your hobbies?

Reading! (of course), Writing, Music,- Arts, Sport.

10.  This one is important! Thor or Iron Man?

Iron Man... don't know either well...

My Nominations:

1. Kayla at The Bookish Owl
2. Kim at Arkham Reviews
3.  Carole at Carole's Random Life
4. Laura at Blue Eye books
5. Erin at The Hardcover Lover
6. Tika at Fangirl Confessions
7. Book of Jules
8. June at Melody in June
9. Raves and Reads
10. Angelica at Collector of the Book Boyfriends

I know some of you have already been nominated, but as it's so hard to decide, I decided to nominate you guys again! I hope you don't mind answering my questions. :D

My questions:

1. What is your favourite genre?
2. Who is your book crush? Cone on, I know you have one. :D
3. Which love triangles do you love?
4. paperback or hardback?
5. Favourite female heroine?
6. Female or Male?
7. Would you rather: get killed instantly or die of poison?
8. Would you rather: get killed peacefully, or go down fighting?
9. Are you the geek or the popular girl/ boy?
10. What are you willing to do to keep your favourite books?

Thanks again, Talina. ;)

Enjoy! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Soundtrack Saturday (2)

Soundtrack Saturday is a book meme created by Erin at The Hardcover Lover.

Today's book is Countdown, The 39 Clues: Unstoppable #3

Beginning:

I chose this because from the first page, Amy and Dan are hunted by the paparazzi and J. Rutherford Pierce's men. This song depicts their determination to escape, although often narrowly.



Amy:

I chose this because Amy has to make so many choices and sacrifices, her world is painful to live in. Her desire to protect is overwhelming.



Jake:

I chose this because of Jake's hard life, and his natural jealousy and hurt when Amy turned around, and away from him. This song describes his feelings.



Relationships:

I chose this because Amy and Jake's relationship is complicated, and they are hard on themselves and don't make it easy.



Ending:

I chose this because of all the sacrifices, choices, consequences... Their world is a hard and cold one.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: The Death Cure by James Dashner

The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Goodreads Summary: It’s the end of the line.

WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.

Will anyone survive?

What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.

The truth will be terrifying.

Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all. 

The time for lies is over.
Rating: 5 StarsReview:  Stunning. In Thomas' final struggle, he loses more than ever. Deaths, Trials... But when Thomas learns the truth about the trials, Thomas is shattered. But he is determined to survie, and bring down WICKED. But in the end, Thomas has to make choices. Is it worth it? Does he really want to destroy WICKED? In the final installment of the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas faces even more challenges, and loses more than he expected. The Death Cure is brilliant and Beautiful. Sad, and the losses Thomas have to bear are terrible. James Dashner really knows how to build an amazing story.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition:
 Paperback
Buy the book:
 Book Depository
Recommended for: Fans of Dystopia!

Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Goodreads Summary: Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. 

Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. 

There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.

The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. 

Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. 

There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
Rating: 5 StarsReview:  Amazing. The brilliant sequel to the Maze Runner, Thomas feels different without Teresa by his side. Even though he is warned, he doesn't believe her, and leads him to feel betrayed, exactly what WICKED wants. But, in the end, Thomas finds peace again, and he and most of the gladers survive the scorch trials, along with most of the other group, from the second maze. James Dashner again creates a stunning novel, and the Maze Runner's spirit is embedded in this one, too.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition:
 Paperback
Buy the book:
 Book Depository
Recommended for: Fans of Dystopia!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Review: Countdown by Natalie Standiford

Countdown (The 39 Clues: Unstoppable #3) by Natalie Standiford
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Goodreads Summary: The clock has finally run out for the Cahills. As the leaders of the world’s most powerful family, Dan and Amy have been in the crosshairs for too long. It was only a matter of time until luck failed them.

Media tycoon and presidential candidate J. Rutherford Pierce has set his sights on destroying the siblings. And after numerous close calls, it looks like he’s about to get his wish.

Now Dan is hopelessly trapped and nothing can save him. Nothing except unleashing an evil the Cahills have spent centuries trying to hide.

The Cahills have always had a secret weapon, but it comes at a great cost. With everything to lose, Amy has to ask herself the question that haunts her nightmares:

Just how far is she willing to go to save her little brother?
Rating: 5 Stars
Review:  This book is just stunning. Amy's sacrifice, and her desire to protect Dan just add to the power of the story. Amy, Dan, Jake and Atticus continue their search for the ingredients of the antidote to the serum. Meanwhile, J. Rutherford Pierce is even more determined to kill them, although not desperate. Amy and Dan discover Pierce's wife's true identity, and overcome obstacles in their way. This is Amazing. Natalie Standiford uses Amy's desire to protect to make the story sadder, and just more brilliant. Countdown really is fantastic, and sacrifices must be made or all will be lost.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition: Hardcover
Buy the book: Book Depository
Recommended for: Fans of challenges, choices, and consequences, action.

Soundtrack Saturday (1)

Soundtrack Saturday is a book meme created by Erin at The Hardcover Lover.

Today's book is Elegy, Hereafter #3.

Beginning:

I chose this because Amelia was a ghost and her nightmares, and then her saving Joshua and him starting seeing things.



Amelia:

I chose this because of Amelia's glow, and the wraiths touching her.



Joshua:

I chose this because of Joshua's wishes, and the limited relation he has with Amelia.



Relationships:

I chose this because of Amelia's late form as Risen, and he inability to touch Joshua, and Joshua's hidden wishes.



Ending:

I chose this because it felt right to have this kind of song, after all, Amelia has to make her sacrifice.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Review: Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta #1) by Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Warner Books
Goodreads Summary: Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.
Rating: 5 StarsReview:  A great book, filled with mystery and suspense. Patricia Cornwell deserves her title of America's best crime fiction writer at the lest- her crime novels are amazing, and it's never east to guess the suspects- frustration is key, and Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner is a model of that. An amazing novel, mysterious and intriguing. No one writes better crime fiction than Patricia Cornwell.
Purchase Location: Won at a school fair
Edition: Paperback
Buy the book: Book Depository
Recommended for: Mystery crime fans will love this. Can you figure out who did it? I doubt it.