Tag: 5 Stars

Forbidden Dance

Forbidden Dance

There are very few authors whose books I’ll read without looking at the synopsis first. Very seldom will I pick up a book based on the author’s name alone. Deanna Roy is the exception. I’ve read multiple books written by her (and her alter egos Annie Winters and JJ Knight). If I see a book authored by her… Done. Don’t need the synopsis. Just grab my tea or hot chocolate, download the book, and start reading.  And, oh yeah, fall in love with the story. That’s a given.     Forbidden Dance, the first book in Deanna Roy’s new Lover’s […]

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Tell Me Three Things

Tell Me Three Things

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum… well, I’m going to tell you three things.   First, I almost didn’t read the book because the anniversary of my dad’s death was just seventeen days ago, (at the time I’m writing this review) and I didn’t know if I was emotionally up to reading a story about a girl who’d lost her mother. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to review it objectively. I’m so, so glad I read the book. Even though Jessie is sixteen and I’m, well, not, I could still relate to her. Her character is real. She’s […]

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The Bachelor Auction

The Bachelor Auction

You just can’t go wrong with Rachel Van Dyken. I’ve read a few of her books. Unfortunately, not all of my reviews survived the migration from Blogger to WordPress, but that’s a different blog post. The point is, I’ve enjoyed all her books. And the Bachelor Auction was no exception.   First lines: He’s senile. Last night he asked if I believed in unicorns.   The Bachelor Auction is a modern day take on the Cinderella fairy tale. And while Van Dyken takes some liberties here and there, changing things a little to make the story work, it was very […]

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Queen of Shadows

Queen of Shadows

Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series. The series has quickly become one of my favorites—along with thousands of other readers. I enjoyed Queen of Shadows more than I did Heir of Fire, book three. The action and intrigue starts on page one and doesn’t let up. It’s go, go, go. There’s a prison break, a courtesan and her young protégé saved, monsters killed, a prince , witches tortured, magic, a queen, kings, death, life, hope, and on, and on.   Characters, in my opinion, are one of the best aspects in […]

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Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas is the sequel to her breakout debut, Throne of Glass, her twisted take on the Cinderella fairy tale… glass slipper… glass castle. Unique and interesting, this series has quickly become one of my favorites.   Crown of Midnight picks up a few months after our heroine has won the King’s Champion position. The novel bursts into technicolor beginning with chapter one—when Celaena is performing her duties as King’s Champion and decapitating Lord Nirall—and continues with a breakneck pace of intrigue and creepy mystery until the very last page, when a secret was revealed so […]

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Deep POV

Deep POV

I love writing-craft books. An entire shelf of my bookcase is dedicated to them. There’s only one problem… many writing books repeat information. An author might explain it in a different way, or use different illustrations and examples, but the truth of the matter is: out of every ten writing books I read, only one might have new, relevant information.   So, I have this idea for a book. It has been percolating for a while. I have some notes, a crude outline, and even a chapter or two of the manuscript written. But, I just can’t figure out how […]

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Uncivilized

Uncivilized

I don’t generally read adult erotica. I stick with mostly young adult and new adult, which is what I write. But I was intrigued by the blurb and thought I’d give Uncivilized a try. Well, there is a lot of hot, steamy, and explicit sex, but it also has a great plot.   Zach’s story is unique and very well written. I enjoyed it a great deal. And despite his commanding and uncivilized personality, I loved him   Uncivilized is a new and unique story. I highly recommend it. Whether you’re a fan of erotica or not, the story drives […]

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Addicted For Now

Addicted For Now

Poignant. Gripping. Raw. Clear your schedule; you’re in for a ride.   The twin dynamic-duo Krista and Becca Ritchie don’t believe in doing things half way. In Addicted To You they wrote a down and dirty account of two people—one addicted to sex and the other to booze. They didn’t pretty it up. It was gritty and showed the nastier side of addiction…the side the most people want to ignore. And it made Addicted To You a great book, in my opinion.   Well, we’re back with Loren (Lo) and Lily. It’s been three months and Lo has just returned […]

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Ruin

Ruin

What an emotional, heartfelt, story of love, life, friendship, and conquering fear. I cried, laughed, and felt like I was living through the events alongside the characters. this was the first book by Rachel Van Dyken I’ve read, but it certainly won’t be the last! Five HUGE stars. I loved it!            

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Astarte’s Wrath

Astarte’s Wrath

Astarte’s Wrath is the second novel by Trisha Wolfe’s I’ve read. The first, Of Darkness and Beasts, I absolutely loved. So I was excited to read Astarte’s Wrath.   Before I began Astarte’s Wrath, I had an opportunity to talk to Trisha about the book and the extensive research she’d done in preparation of writing it. For over a year she researched the time, the people, the lands, the customs, the legends, Gods, anything and everything about the history surrounding Astarte and Cleopatra, filling notebook after notebook of information until she finally had to force herself to stop. She said […]

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The Collector

The Collector

Gotta love Dante, with his over inflated ego and laugh out loud one liners. But as it turns out, even demons have a heart. I fell in love with Dante Walker and I can’t wait to get more of him in “The Liberator!”   The Collector is a fun story, but also delves into deeper topics, such as good versus evil, and our desire to be more than what we are. Not loving ourselves, faults and all.   Victoria Scott has earned a spot on my Go-To-Authors list. She has a strong, unique voice and a natural knack for storytelling. […]

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