Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weekly Recap 2/14/2016


Well I wound up getting a bunch of books this week. I had two surprises in Save Me Kurt Cobain and The Smell of Other People's Houses. Thanks Penguin! Next I grabbed Corrupt while it was on sale this week. I am really intrigued by this one, so I couldn't pass up the sale price. Then I won The Eater of Books blogoversary giveaway and got Broken and When A Scot Ties The Knot. Thanks Alyssa! Next up my pretty Glass Sword pre order arrived. This is the signed B&N edition and basically I am in love with it and cannot wait to read it. I also got myself a paperback of The Fable Of Us because I am in love with this book and needed a copy for my shelf. And last but not least, I had a small Book Outlet order where I got The Nightmare Charade, Fury of the Seventh Son, and Deaths Excellent Vacation (needed this one for the Jeaniene Frost story). 


Goodreads Links:
Save Me Kurt Cobain by: Jenny Manzer
The Smell Of Other People's Houses by: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Corrupt by: Penelope Douglas
Broken by: Cynthia Eden
Glass Sword by: Victoria Aveyard
The Fable Of Us by: Nicole Williams
The Nightmare Charade by: Mindee Arnett
Fury Of The Seventh Son by: Joseph Delaney

Reviews:
The Fable Of Us by: Nicole Williams
Eternal Kiss Of Darkness by: Jeaniene Frost

Other Fun:
Top Ten Tuesday: Great Valentines Day Reads
Waiting On Wednesday: Addicted by: Elle Kennedy

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Blog Tour: Greta and the Lost Army (Mylena Chronicles #3) by: Chloe Jacobs (Excerpt & Giveaway)

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greta-and-the-lost-army-1600x2400 (1)Greta and the Lost Army (Mylena Chronicles #3)
by Chloe Jacobs
Published on February 1st, 2016 
Published by Entangled Teen 
Genre: YA paranormal/Fantasy 
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After spending the last four years trapped in a place of monsters, demons, and magick, the last thing the fierce teenage bounty hunter Greta expected was to ever be back on Earth. But a rare opportunity gives her and the Goblin King Isaac the opportunity to do just that. Now she’s home. With a boy in tow. And her parents have lots of questions. Although Greta finally has her heart’s deepest wish—to see her family again—every step she takes to reconnect with them drives her further away from Isaac. Greta and Isaac planned for her to return to Mylena and become his queen, but she’s not sure if she can go back to that harsh world, though staying on Earth means giving up the boy she loves. But a powerful enemy refuses to let Greta escape. A demon who will stop at nothing to destroy her and everything she loves. Even if it means following her to Earth and forcing her to face a fate as unavoidable as love itself.   

Excerpt:

The streetlamps cast soft cones of light on the sidewalks all the way through the neighborhood. Greta pointed things out as she remembered them. “That’s where my friend Danielle used to live. I guess she probably still lives there.” 
“Are you looking forward to seeing her again?” 
She nodded. “And if I remember correctly, she’s more hyper than a Mylean berserker—only less ripping and tearing, and more frenzied hugging and constant talking.” 
The rumble of his amused chuckle made her grin. He squeezed her hand. She looked up at him, and it hit her. “You know, this is kind of like a date,” she said, tingles of awareness dancing up her spine.
His smile was crooked, and his eyes warm as he laid his arm across her shoulders, making her feel like he would rather be here with her right now than anywhere else. It probably wasn’t true. They were both too worried about Mylena for it to ever leave their minds completely, but maybe one day it would be true. 
“What would be the purpose of a date?” There was such a thing as courtship in Mylena, but she and Isaac had pretty much bypassed anything resembling normal…in both worlds. 
What if she was wrong and the portal didn’t open again? What if they stayed here? There could be more nights just like this, and eventually maybe they would get a place of their own and… “You know, so a couple can get to know one another and decide if they like each other.” 
“But we already know we like each other.” When they were alone like this and his voice softened because he trusted her enough to let down his guard, it did crazy things to her. Like popping candy hitting her bloodstream. “Even more important, we know that we fit together. In battle together, or planning for Mylena’s future, even while arguing…and definitely when I kiss you…nobody fits me like you do.”

chloe jacobs
 Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she’d at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers. Website | Twitter: @Jacobs_Chloe | Facebook | Goodreads |
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Friday, February 12, 2016

On My Shelf: Romancing The Bookworm by: Kate Evangelista

On My Shelf is a new feature I started here on the blog and I'm sure there are a ton of similar ones out there, but basically I just wanted to start spotlighting some of the MANY backlist titles I have accumulated on my shelf and kindle. The idea is to spotlight an older book I have on my massive TBR. I also thought it would be a fun way to discuss these books with my fellow bloggers, get some of your thoughts and figure out which ones I need to read ASAP and which ones can wait a bit more. And if you want to join in too, I would love to see what is on your shelf! Just leave me a link in the comments.

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Why have I not read this one yet?!?! It sounds absolutely adorable and I remember being really excited for this one. I mean, what bookworm wouldn't be attracted to this book? 

So tell me. Have you read it? Did you love it? Hate it? Was it meh?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Book Review: Eternal Kiss Of Darkness (Night Huntress World #2) by: Jeaniene Frost

Release Date: July 27, 2010
from Avon
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"An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness . . . And now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she's only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he'd seen it all. Then Kira appears, this fearless, beautiful . . . human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction."

My Thoughts:

I am officially convinced that Jeaniene Frost can do no wrong. Going into this one I was worried how I would feel about Mencheres as a hero and how he would measure up to Bones and Spade. I shouldn’t have worried though because I loved Mencheres and I really like that I got to know him better.

Kira is a fantastic heroine. Jeaniene writes some of the very best heroines. Kira is strong and tough and smart and she doesn’t stay down. She is thrown so many curveballs and she takes each and every one in stride. No matter what life gives her she powers through it. I also loved how confident she was when it came to Mencheres. She wasn’t afraid to admit how she felt about him or tell him exactly how she felt. She is just so brave in so many ways.

As for Mencheres, he was a really great hero. I was slightly wary of him in the other Night Huntress books, but getting to know him in this one was awesome. He really is a great guy and I love that he doesn’t shy away from his feelings. It was so nice to see him just admit how he feels. His biggest problem was realizing that he deserved better than he thought which was so heartbreaking.

Kira and Mencheres are awesome together and I loved how they worked together and that both were willing to sacrifice for the other. I also loved seeing Cat and Bones again because I adore them. Although, it was a bit weird. At this point in time in the Night Huntress Universe Cat and Bones are not particularly thrilled with Mencheres, so it was interesting being on the other side of that and seeing Cat and Bones through eyes that get annoyed with them. And then I truly loved the twist as to what the “eternal kiss of darkness” actually is. That was so awesome.

All in all, Eternal Kiss Of Darkness is another awesome addition to the Night Huntress Universe. Honestly I don’t ever see myself getting tired of this world and I am so ready to dive into the Night Prince books now!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #179: Addicted by: Elle Kennedy

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine
It spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.


"From the New York Times bestselling author of Claimed comes the second enticingly erotic novel set in a world on the brink of chaos.

Lennox used to live in a paradise on earth with his best friend Jamie, in a place where visitors came and went, allowing their desires to run free. But everything changes when a deadly attack forces them to take up with Connor Mackenzie’s band of Outlaws. Lennox knows Jamie is hung up on someone else, but he’s always believed he’s the man for her—and won’t let her go without a fight.

Even though Jamie is well aware that Lennox is one hot specimen of a man, she refuses to let sex ruin the most important relationship in her life. But when the object of her interest spurns her, she indulges in a little pleasure-filled revenge with her very magnetic, very willing best friend. One thrilling night with Lennox is enough to awaken Jamie’s unexpected desires for him. And now that she’s had a taste, she’s not sure she can ever give him up..." 




Want... Need.... *grabby hands* 

Addicted will be released on June 28, 2016.
What are you waiting on?

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