Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:11 PM
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

Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

                                 Author          Books Read                    
1 Gena Showalter     43
2 Cynthia Eden         34
3 Katie Reus             32
4 Lora Leigh             28
5 Nalini Singh            23
6 Kresley Cole          22
7 Abbi Glines            19
7 Alexandra Ivy        19
9 Maya Banks          18
10 Richelle Mead      17

Thanks Goodreads for the help...

Most of them are ebooks but I do own some paperbacks as well!

Which are the ten authors you own the most books from???
Sofia T.

Review: Taste of Darkness (Darkness #2) by Katie Reus

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 11:58 AM
Book Title:  Taste of Darkness
Author: Katie Reus
Series: Darkness #2

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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He spent more than a thousand years imprisoned in hell… Drake is an ancient dragon shifter, one of the most powerful beings in existence, but a millennium trapped in utter darkness has left him ill-equipped for modern society. If it wasn’t for Victoria, the sweet female brave enough to befriend him, he’d be lost. She’s smart and gorgeous and everything he never dared dream of during his years of agonizing loneliness. He may not have anything to offer her, but one thing he knows for sure: he’d die to keep her safe.

Only to fall into the heaven of her touch.  Victoria is a wolf shifter, healer of the Stavros pack. She’s seen a lot, but she’s never met anybody quite like Drake, the fiery, fascinating shifter who can blaze through the skies unseen by mere mortals. He’s lost, dangerous, and the last male she should fall in love with, but the more time she spends helping him navigate modern life, the deeper—and hotter—their connection becomes. She’s thrilled when they finally locate his family, but reuniting with his people plunges them both into unimaginable danger. It’s a race against the clock trying to figure out who wants them dead and who they can trust, especially when the threat is closer than they ever imagined.

"I don't pity you. But I do love you and that means I get to care" -Victoria

Taste of darkness in the second book in the Darkness series by Katie Reus. This book tells the story of Drake, a dragon shifter and Victoria, a wolf shifter/healer.

This book was so different from the first book in the series!!! I totally loved it.

Drake has been trapped in hell as long as he can remember himself. He has no memory of his life before hell or how he ended up there. When he's saved by Vega, Finn and Lyra's daughter (the main couple of the first book) he's accepted as part of the pack. But even before he's accepted in the pack, Drake has encountered his mate, Victoria.

Victoria, is the pack healer and thus she is constantly protected. Although she's free to do whatever she wants, Victoria feels that her pack is holding her life back. When the pack saves Drake, she's happy to teach him how to survive in her world. While helping Darke, Victoria discovers that she loves spending time with him but she can't let herser fall for him due to his lack of memory.

When two strangers show up, claiming to be Drake's siblings, Drake has no choice but to give them a chance to prove that. Victoria is both wary of them but happy for Drake to have finaly found his family. But Drake isn't as trusting as Victoria is and he questions everything. Above everything though, he's confused about the choices he has to make but he knows one thing for sure, Victoria will be part of his future.

As Drake is finally catching up with life, the people that send him to hell are determined to do anything to take him back again once and for all. The danger is closer than they think...

I loved this book. Katie did it again! I don't usually read or even like books with dragon shifters but this book was an exception for me. Drake wasn't the typical dragon. He was arrogant but he was also selfless, kind, a little naive and that really drew me to him. He believed that he wasn't worthy of Victoria because he didn't have anything to offer to her but Victoria didn't really care about that, she just wanted to be with him. They were so perfect.

What I also liked were the secondary characters. I loved, loved Rhea and Conall, Drake's brother, Bran and Keelin, Drake's sister and of course Gabriel. I really hope Katie is planning to give them their own story, especially Rhea and Conall ( HOT!). We also get to see Finn, Lyra and Vega. It was so amazing seeing how much they have progressed!

All in all, I really loved this book. It was so different from the other book in the series, it was filled with action, suspense, lots of dragons and testosterone, romance and a lot of flirting going on!

Highly recommended!

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Sofia T.

Stacking the Shelves #1

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:27 PM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Unfortunately this week I haven't read many books as I was updating my blog but here are the books I did read...


The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1)
by Jessica Sorensen
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #2)
by Jessica Sorensen
My review on these books will be up next week! Although I have to say that I really loved them... :)

What books did you read this week???
Sofia T.

Review: Marked By The Vampire (Purgatory #2) by Cynthia Eden

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 2:09 PM
Book Title: Marked By The Vampire
Author:  Cynthia Eden
Series: Purgatory #2

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vampires exist. So do werewolves. The creatures that you fear in the darkness? They’re all real. And the baddest of the paranormals…those who love to hurt humans…they’re sent to Purgatory, the only paranormal prison in the U.S.

His job is to stop the monsters.

Deadly forces are at work within Purgatory. The monsters are joining together—and their plans have to be stopped. FBI Agent Shane August, a very powerful vampire with a dark past, is sent into the prison on an undercover assignment. His job is to infiltrate the vampire clan, by any means necessary.

She wants to help the prisoners.

Dr. Olivia Maddox wants to find out just why certain paranormals go bad. What pushes some vampires over the edge? Why do some werewolves turn so savage? If she can understand the monsters, then Olivia thinks she can help them. When she gets permission to enter Purgatory, Olivia believes she is being given the research opportunity of a lifetime.

Olivia doesn't realize that she’s walking straight into hell.

To survive, they have to rely on each other.

When the prisoners break loose, there is only one person—one vampire—who can protect her, but as Olivia and Shane fight the enemies that surround them, a dark and dangerous passion stirs to life between the doctor and the vamp. Shane realizes that Olivia is a woman carrying secrets—powerful, sinful secrets. Secrets that a man would kill to possess.

And Olivia realizes that—sometimes—you can’t control the beast inside of you. No matter how hard you try. Some passions can push you to the very limits of your control…and the growing lust that she feels for her vampire…it’s sending her racing right into a deadly storm of desire.

Welcome to Purgatory…a place that’s a real hell on earth…

"I want to keep her with me forever.
I just found her. I’m not prepared to let her go." -Shane

Marked by the Vampire is the second addition in the Purgatory Series by Cynthia Eden. This book tells the story of Dr. Olivia Maddox and Shane, an FBI Agent.

Olivia is an ambitious doctor who hopes to get access to the Purgatory prison, where the most dangerous paranormals are sent, in order to furher research the paranormal powers. Shane is sent to the Purgatory as an undercover agent with a mission. His mission though is forgotten as soon as he meets Olivia on his way to "hell". Olivia suspects that something's off with Shane but she couldn't be more wrong...

Shane isn't your average vampire but neither is Olivia. They both have sectrets and a past that should stay hidden. Their attraction is immediate as is the deep connection they have. Shane knows that the Purgatory is out of control and Olivia won't be able to survive without him protecting her. Olivia knew that Purgatory wasn't the average prison but the corruption within terrifies her. When "accidents" start happening to her and especially when a werewolf discovers what Olivia really is, she knows that she must leave. Leaving though isn't as easy as she thinks.

Shane is shocked by the anorthodox way the purgatory is run. When he feels that the danger cannot be ignored anymore, he just grapps Olivia and escapes. But running won't save them from either threat, not the werewolves and surely not the person who knows Olivia's every secret, even the ones she doesn't know yet...

Cynthia has done it again! Eden's books are always a must-read for me even when I don't know the synopsis. The purgatory series is a new series bound to keep you at the edge of your seats. Shane is the typical vampire alpha and Olivia is something else. She surely has unexpected secrets that may destroy them all. But that doesn't make her the bad guy. She's a good person that struggles to find the truth that's been hidden from her. Someone knows the truth and is trying the make Olivia part of their team, even without her will. But Shane will do anything to protect the woman he thinks is his mate...

“I don’t need as much blood to survive as other vampires do. Sunlight can never hurt me, but I do have a weakness. One.”

“What’s that?” 


I loved the book! It had a nice flow, gripped my attention from the beggiing till the end, it had action, suspense, romance, lots of paranormal creatures and an unexpected end. This is actually the reason why I love Cynthia : you can never tell the end! She just surprises you everytime. I literally can't wait for the next installment in the series CHARMING THE BEAST, Connor's story maybe with Chloe (releasing later in 2014).

Note : MARKED BY THE VAMPIRE can be read as a stand alone but I'd definitely recommend reading The Wolf Within first, the first book in the series!
Sofia T.

Life of a Blogger #1: Quirks

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:54 PM

Welcome to Life of a Blogger, a weekly meme hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeats! This is where you get the chance to know the blogger behind the blog, aka: What we do when we’re not blogging! Every week there will be a new topic; mainly non-bookish, where I’ll share a little bit of life with you guys..

This week's topic is quirks!

I don't actually have many quirks so my list is going to be short!

1. I hate dirt. Like really HATE it! I can't even read in my bedroom when I think that something may be dirty.
2. I can't stand the smell of fish. They smell so awful!
3. But I do like color on my plate. Well except from purple (hate it)!
4. I hate it when my book series cover's don't match! I blame publishers for that. Really bugs me!
5. I loathe really loud noises! I don't hate noises in particular, just the really loud ones! Do you know what I mean???

So, what are your quirks?
Sofia T.

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:40 PM

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.

Book Title: Dark Skye
Series: Immortals After Dark #14
Expected publication: August 5th 2014 

Eternal Obsession

As a boy, Thronos, Lord of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body - and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Endless Yearning

Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.

Can the heat of desire burn brighter than vengeance?

With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

What book are you waiting for on Wednesday ?
Sofia T.

Top Ten Tuesday #1

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:55 PM
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 10 Characters I Would Want on a Deserted Island With Me

1. Daemon from the  Lux  series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2. Roth from White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

3. Cassie Armstrong from  Playing With Fire (Phoenix Fire #3) by Cynthia Eden

4. Cara Sweeney  from Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers

5. T.J. Callahan from  On the Island (On the Island #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves 

6. Paris from The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld #9) by Gena Showalter

7. Woods Kerrington from  Twisted Perfection (Perfection #1) by Abbi Glines

8. Mari from Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4) by Kresley Cole

9. Sienna Lauren from  Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling #10) by Nalini Singh

10. Roke + Sally (can I take both?) from Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #11) by Alexandra Ivy

Which ones would you take?
Sofia T.
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