WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #22 The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige

Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:03 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: The Wicked Will Rise
Author: Danielle Paige

Expected publication: March 31st 2015


To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die....
But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn't wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #17 Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8:37 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

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2. The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey


3. The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead


4. After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum








8. Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #11) by Alexandra Ivy




10. Playing With Fire (Phoenix Fire #3) by Cynthia Eden


What are your top ten books you read in 2014???
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Sofia T.

Review: Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 2:54 PM
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Title: Archangel's Consort
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #3

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Nalini Singh steps back into the shadows of her heartbreakingly original world where angels rule, vampires serve, and the innocent can pay the greatest price of all ...Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil ...A vampire has attacked a girls' school - the assault one of sheer, vicious madness - and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear. An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed ...
“Our memories make us... even the darkest of them all.”
Well this book wasn’t for me!

After finishing Archangel’s kiss, I expected this book to be about one of the seven but what we got was another Raphael and Elena book. It’s not that I don’t want to read more about them but I think that three books in a row about them is too much. Despite that, I really tried to get into the story but I just couldn’t. I felt like there was no plot and even if there was, it was progressing very slowly.

From the beginning of the book it ws clear who was the cause of the crimes. Drama, drama and more drama.

What I did enjoy was the changes in Raphael and Elena's relationship. Although, the book was too sweet for me, I did notice that their relationship had changed (for the better). They were more aware of each other and I guess that the more time you spend with someone, the more attached you become.

Dmitri and Illium, of course, were an integral part of the book. The only reason I didn’t dnf-ed the book was them. It was so invigorating reading about them. I’m so curious about Dmitri’s past. What happened to him? What made him the man he is now? I hope that both Dmitri and Illium get their own story!

Wondering who’s good enough for Illium though…
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #18

Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:22 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Books I loved:

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This week I managed to read only two books but they were both worth it! It's a miracle that I even managed to read these two (this week I had to sit an important exam).

What did you read this week???

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Sofia T.

Review: Watch Me (Dark Obsession #1) by Cynthia Eden

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 3:55 PM
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Title: Watch Me
Author: Cynthia Eden
Series: Dark Obsession #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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He was hired to protect her.
Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne wasn’t a hard job—but it certainly was tempting. Chance Valentine had tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hired him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knew his control was about to be pushed to the limit.
He’d never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Hot. Intense. Consuming. Being so close to Gwen, Chance knew that he wouldn’t be able to resist her. So he gave into his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a dark and consuming desire.
But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed. Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger. And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.
Watch Me is the first book in a completely new series by Cynthia Eden, Dark obsession.

Chance Valentine is a bodyguard and he’s damn good at his job. But when Will Hawthorne hires him to protect his daughter, he hesitates. He tried to keep his distance from Gwen but if he accepts Will’s offer, he’s not sure he will be able to resist the scorching hot electricity between them.

Enter Gwen Hawthorne. All Gwen ever wanted was to enjoy life to the fullest. All she got, was bodyguards. After a past that haunts both her father and herself, Gwen knows that her father will never grant her the freedom she yearns to have. So when Chance reappears in her life she doesn’t know whether to trust him or not. Her desire for Chance consumes her but she can’t be with him knowing that she’s just another job to him.

Gwen isn’t as fearless as she wants people to believe. Someone is after her and she knows it. After receiving a disturbing call, Gwen runs to Chance who realizes that if he doesn’t find her stalker in time, then he might lose the only woman he desires.

Cynthia never disappoints. From the moment I found out that she would be writing a new series, I was beyond excited. Her stories are always filled with suspense, mystery, action, twists and turns, alpha-heroes, romance. They always manage to keep you on the edge of your seat.

This story wasn’t any different. Chance was an alpha hero all the way. Determined to do anything to keep Gwen safe (a little too safe) and eliminate the threat. Gwen too, was a strong, stubborn character, tired of living her life so guarded.

Moreover, we get to meet some other characters such as Chance’s partners: Lex and Dex, Will (Gwen’s father) and Faith (the sheriff) there’s a romance there too, Ethan (Gwen’s ex) and his best friend and lawyer Sophie.

One thing I always notice when I’m reading a book by Cynthia, is that she always manages to make me want more! Since this is the first book in the series, I definitely know that we will be getting more and I can’t wait for it.

I’m looking forward to reading Want Me (Lex and Sophie’s book)!

Highly recommended!

*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

Release Week Blitz & Excerpt: Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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We are over the moon excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and the first book in Jennifer’s Wicked Trilogy!

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 Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer.
But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.    


Excerpt:

All the words in the world vanished the moment I got an eyeful of Ren. Holy hotness with an extra side of sexy, when Ren cleaned up, he took his handsomeness into a totally different stratosphere. The waves and curls of his hair were currently tamed, styled back from his face, showing off the angle of his cheekbones and the fullness of his lips. 
He was wearing a white dress shirt that showed off the hard lines of his broad shoulders and flashed a glimpse of tawny skin at his neck. I noticed then, somehow never really seeing it before, a leather cord hanging from his neck and disappearing under his shirt. I was sure that was what carried the clover, but as my gaze traveled over him, I quickly forgot about it. 
The edges of the tattoo poked out of the collar of his shirt, and his sleeves were rolled up to the elbow, exposing powerful forearms. The dark trousers completed the outfit. It was effortless class. When I dragged my gaze back to his, I realized I hadn’t been the only one doing the scrutinizing. He was staring at me in his intense, consuming way, and I stepped back from the door, suddenly feeling very . . . vulnerable. As if I was exposed in front of him. 
 Heat crept into my cheeks as I plastered my arms to my sides. “Sorry I . . . took so long. I was . . .” I trailed off as he continued to stare at me. “What?” Ren stepped into the house, catching the door and closing it behind him. His presence filled the living room, and I could barely drag in enough air. “This is wrong,” he said, voice thick. Surprised by the statement, I glanced down at myself. I knew I looked like a silly girl playing dress up. “It’s the only dress I could wear,” I said, feeling the weight of embarrassment settling on my shoulders. 
 He gave a little shake of his head as his bright green eyes met mine. “Oh, sweetness, you did wrong in all the right ways.” I wasn’t following. “How in the world am I going to pay attention when you look like that?” he chided softly, and my eyes widened. 
He moved forward, so close that I had to tip my chin up to meet his stare. He reached out, fingering the loose sleeve of my dress. “You are utterly distracting.” “I am?” 
 A half smile appeared as his fingers skipped off the material and traced the line of my shoulder, sending a tight shiver down my spine. Then his finger wrapped around a curl, the back of his hand brushing the swell of my breast. He tugged it straight like he’d done before. 
“You are absolutely beautiful, Ivy.”

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About The Author:

Author Photo# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Sofia T.

Cover Reveals: When I'm Gone & When You're Back (Rosemary Beach #12) by Abbi Glines

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:39 PM
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Title: When I'm Gone
Author: Abbi Glines

Atria Books | 256 pages | ISBN 9781476776095 | April 7, 2015 | $15.00

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a steamy new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob (first introduced in Take a Chance) who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

“I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…
Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…
Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?
 Titles: When You're Back
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach #12

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Atria Books | 256 pages | ISBN 9781476776118 | June 30, 2015 | $15.00

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in her beloved Rosemary Beach series, which continues the story of Mase and Reese from When I’m Gone.
The future is bright for Reese Ellis. She has Mase Colt-Manning, the man of her dreams, and a family she didn’t know existed until her long-lost father arrived on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach. After growing up with a cruel mother and abusive stepfather, Reese is eager to get to know the caring and charming man who wants to be a part of her life. Everything is finally falling into place.
While Reese is visiting her new family in Chicago, Mase spends time with his “cousin,” Aida, who has worshipped him since childhood. Though they’re unrelated by blood, Mase and Aida have been raised to think of each other as family. But when Reese returns, she can tell something isn’t quite right with Aida, who clearly resents Reese and excels at manipulative little games. And though Mase is unsuspecting, Reese knows Aida doesn’t love him like a cousin should…
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Sofia T.
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