Thursday, February 28, 2013

{ Review } Making Him Sweat




Making Him Sweat (Harlequin Blaze #740)Making Him Sweat by Meg Maguire
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


She's hitting below the belt...
Round 1
In this corner is admittedly romantic Jenna Wilinski, who's inherited a rather seedy boxing gym from her estranged father. With it, she can realize her dream of launching an upscale matchmaking business...provided she can take on the very intimidating-and wickedly hot-boxer who stands in her way! 
Round 2
In the far corner is former pro boxer Mercer Rowley. He's the only one who can protect his "home"-even if it is a little run down-from his determined and feisty little opponent. But man, once the  gloves come off, his hands just want to touch her everywhere... 
Round 3
This matchup is too close to call. But no matter which contender comes out on top, the other is sure to enjoy every minute of it....



Of course when I saw the cover I had to read this book. a sexy boxer, Yum! and I wasn’t disappointed.

Jenna has come to Boston to take over the gym her father has felt to her after his death. Mercer is the gym’s manager, and the man who had been taking care of Jenna’s father before his death. Jenna has other plans for this gym that will turn mercers world upside down, but he just wants a fighting chance to change her mind. what these two discover is more than the will to fight for a drowning gym, they find truth and lost loves.

While I enjoyed the book, it didn’t blow me away. There was more I wanted. All of the question that arise are answered, just it seemed rusted towards the end. The romance was fast past and heart-felt, but there wasn’t much depth to it. It may not have been an uncomplicated situation for them, but as a reader I was left a little discounted to them. Jenna has grand ideas for the gym and the building so she can fallow her dreams but she has to struggle with finding out how to give mercer his as well. Mercer is a sexy tough guy who will take a punch to protect you, but he will also knock your sock off in the bed room and melt your heart with his words. I thought the characters worked well together and brought out the best in each other. There just wasn’t enough to there relationship to make it believable to me. It felt to easy at times, that mercer just was along for the ride, however it ended up he was ok with. I know he says other wise, but it was just how it came across at timed. I wished there was more detail and reaction to being able to have both there dreams realized and I felt the ending seemed a little rushed to complete it the way it ended.

This was a fast read with some fast romance and electricity between two people who where instantly attracted to each other. I recommend this book for someone who enjoys a little bit of sweat with a lot of sexy mixed in. As long as your not looking for that ultimate romance you should give this book a shot. it should also be read my a mature audience.

I recived this book from the publisher through netgalley for my honest review.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Margaret From Maine Blog Tour




MARGARET FROM MAINE Blog Tour


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Book Description:

The end of Maine Guardsman Sgt. Thomas Kennedy’s conscious life is ushered in by a flash of light on a plain in Afghanistan. While he languishes in a veterans’ hospital, Thomas’s devoted wife, Margaret, is raising their son on a dairy farm in rural Maine. She receives an invitation to Washington, DC, to meet the President of the United States as he signs a bill in support of wounded veterans with war veteran and West Point graduate Charlie King as her appointed escort. Charlie and Margaret’s shared circumstances inspire them to confide in one another. Suddenly, the pair creates a private world all their own, leaving the effects of war behind them.  Margaret’s vows to her husband linger, raising a series of harrowing choice.









MARGARET FROM MAINE
Excerpt #1
Charlie felt he could kiss her forever. He had never experienced anything quite like it. How did such a thing happen? He had been with women before, a reasonable amount anyway, but he had never felt this tremendous urge to kiss. It reminded him of high school kids groping each other in the local library, but Margaret was not a kid and neither was he, and yet here they were. It did not matter how he kissed her. He could begin softly, delicately, and little by little the kisses would build until the entire world seemed contained in them, until her body pressed into his and he had to run his hands everywhere, over every inch, and then, like the tide, like water pulling back through marsh grass, they would subside and become gentle again.
“Where did you come from? Where did you come from?”she whispered.
“Shhhh.”
Then more kisses. He felt his body respond…

To find out what happens with Margaret and Charlie, read MARGARET FROM MAINE, by Joseph Monniger.






About the Author:


Joseph Monninger is the author of Eternal on the Water and The World as We Know It, as well as several award-winning young-adult novels.  A professor of English literature, he lives in New Hampshire.  Visit him online at http://joemonninger.com 

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Review: Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of TranquilityThe Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to."




Nastya has moved in with her aunt who lives two hours away from her hometown to try and start over. But will she have the courage to face her deepest fears? Josh has lived in the same town his whole live and everyone knows his story. Will he be be able to connect with anyone ever again? When Nastya and Josh cross paths they find something in each other that brings them close without even saying a word.

I thought this book was pretty amazing. Katja Millay has a winner! At first you just wish you could shake Nastya just to make her talk, but then you get to know her more and you just want to save the little girl she was. Josh is the quit guy who is good with his hands, who wouldn’t be attracted to that, but he is so much more than just an average teenage guy. Both of these characters have had an intense life up to this point and they both still have a long way to go. I thought these two made great friends and they found each other when they needed the other most, and they didn’t even know it. Through there own kind of therapy things start to look up, until someones feelings get hurt. I enjoyed the journey that Katja brought me on, there was so many emotions and the ending. Oh my God the ending. I’ll stop before I tell you what it is because well you have to read the book to find out.

Books aren’t meant for everyone to like and this is definitely a YA book so if you don’t like reading about high schoolers, I still think you might like the story behind it anyways because it is not your typical high school romance drama.

I received this book from the publisher through netgalley for my honest review

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Descension Blog tour



DESCENSION Blog Tour

Organized by : AToMR



Book Description:
The Angel
After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her lonely life, quickly finding she descends from witches and wizards. Magic is in her blood, and a handsome family friend is eager to prove it. Through a ring imprinted with her birth parents’ memories, Layla’s enigmatic past comes to light, presenting possibilities and trials more chimerical than her wildest dreams.

The Guardian
Quin’s natural charisma yields plenty of witches, but he longs for the lost witch – the mysterious Layla. He's dreamed about her his entire life, envisioning the day he would lay eyes on her face and aura. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he’s confronted with the challenge of a lifetime – an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.

The Hunter
Employing fiendish manipulation and manpower, Agro uses the arcane force of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. Nothing pleases him more than latching on to a mystical vein, and never has there been a more enticing source. The divine witch will be his.

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MY REVIEW:

The cover caught my eye, but the story kept my attention. Layla hasn’t had the best life but she had a mother who adored her for 21 years. When her world is turned upside down by just a visit to her mother lawyer, she has two options, continue on with the life she has feeling like she is in a rut or find what has been waiting for her. With a little push from some friends Layla leaves the life she has known to have an adventure that may end with more, but she's not getting her hopes up. 

The book started off on a good note and as I read I got excited for the adventure that was awaiting Layla and couldn’t wait to find out what was next. But as I read more I felt it dragged on in places and than I kept reading because well I just couldn’t put it down and realized that I needed all the information that was being put out there. While I loved the first part of the book, the second is where the emotions take a trip on the roller coaster. This book is full of love, the soul-mate kind. While I thought it was a little mushy and fast past in the love realm, you also have to take into account their believes and lifestyles. The mushy soul-mate love is what makes this book what it is, because without love there is no desperation, heartache or life. Layla is a very likable character, she may be a little naive at times but she is kindhearted. Quin has a sexy confidence but he still remains down to earth and a great heart as well. Lets just say if he told me I could fly, I would believe him. I could go on but I feel I would drop a spoiler and I don’t want to do that. What I can tell you is this book may not be for everyone, if you like magic-good and evil-, love stories,and adventure you should give b.c Burgess Descension a go. I would but this book between YA and NA, it doesn’t have intense intamate senses but they are there.

I gave this book 4.25 Stars


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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review of Fuse

Fuse (Pure, #2)Fuse by Julianna Baggott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fuse is a book not to be missed. The pure trilogy is a must read for anyone from YA readers to the ones who read between the lines.

A look about love, determination, greed, and finding the truth, the real Truth. Does being perfect back you pure or does being true to yourself and your believes make you pure? Find your answers in Fuse.

Julianna has written another astonishing book that will have you thinking about it weeks after you finish it. Starting off where Pure left off Pressia and her new found friends are out to find the formula that will help save life's and it may be the answer to some of her deep seeded wishes. El Capitan, Bradwell, Lyda, Partridge and Pressia continue on their journey for the truth and to find what is left of humanity. In the land of the wrenches these friends find many setbacks and heartaches along with bits of hope. There is plenty of adventure put together with an imagination that brings you into a world of the post-apocalypics. Baggott, has brought us a trilogy that is something everyone should read. Pressia is Katniss on steroids,so if you loved the Hunger Games you will love Fuse. Fuse is darker and shows more brutality physically and mentally throughout the book than that of books in the same genre. I could not put Fuse down and the ending has left me wanting. We finally get to see a different side to El Capitan, Bradwell and Lyda experience a love they have never learned about and Pressia deals with the guilt of being alive. When you read this novel, don’t just read the written words, but what Julianna hasn’t written.

I give this book 5 stars because it tells us a story about humanity and is packed with adventure that makes you want to keep running. I recommend this book for fans of Books like the Hunger Games and the Host. It may be labeled YA but readers of other genres will enjoy it as well.

I received this book from the publisher through netgalley for my honest review.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review of If You Give A Rake A Ruby

If You Give a Rake a Ruby (Jewels of the Ton, #2)If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I thought I loved When you give a Duke a Diamond, but If you GIve a Rake a Ruby took me to a place beyond love. Shana Galen has done it again.

As the Marchioness of Mystery, Fallon is the Diamond that loves her name in the paper, and has many selects in her past that not even the other Diamond know about. Warrick Fitzhugh is a spy and one of the Diamonds in the Rough, when someone is out to kill him, he will stop at nothing to find who wants him dead, evan if this means blackmailing Fallon. Being a great spy Warrick is good and finding out information that was meant to stay hidden. When he finds out who Fallon was before she became the Marchioness of Mystery, he uses her and her past to help save is life. Along this road Fallon and Warrick but heads left and right and what started as blackmail turns into something more.

Fallon never expected anyone to find out about her past, but when it is in danger of being exposed she has no chose but to help Warrick. There is danger around every corner and Fallon is forced to stay at Fitzhugh’s townhouse while they continue there search. Spending so much time in a house with the charming Fitzhugh will have a Lady doing things she swore she would never do again. When faced with danger and finding true love with someone who she can never have, will Fallon push open her heart or keep it protected from the heartache she knows will come.

Fallon is definitely more my type of Lady than Juliette was, don’t get me wrong I loved her story too but Fallon, is hot and seductive and a badass. Who doesn’t love a woman that can pick locks and than have a passionate sex sense. Warrick may not be handsome, but he gas a gentle heart and his issues show us a side of him that we wouldn’t see if he could hind it. I have fallen in love with Shana Galens writing and I can not wait for Lily’s story to be told.

If you love Historical Romances, with some slow and passionate sex, with a little bit of danger than you must pick up this book and give it a go. Be warned you will be hooked.

I received this book from the publisher though netgalley for my honest review.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

A Terrible Love Cover Reveal



Title: A TERRIBLE LOVE
Author: Marata Eros
Expected release date: February 13, 2013
Genre: Women’s fiction/ Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designer: Phatpuppyart
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She's left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. Jess soon discovers that passion can't be left behind; her own and that of the one man that sees who she really is. Whose presence caresses her soul in a way that may breach the peaceful life Jess has made for herself.

Devin Castile sees a young woman that is the missing puzzle piece to his existence and who is also the victim to a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. When the lies that Jess has made crumble before their attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life... or their very being


I know my post is late, I had some technical difficulties today.This Cover is sexy and I can’t wait for the book.




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Friday, February 8, 2013

Sins & Needles Review

Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1)Sins & Needles by Karina Halle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

By far one of the best books I have read this year! I know it's only February but I read a lot. Karina Halle is now on my top authors list!

I could not get enough of Ellie Watt, she's a broken bad ass chic. And oh my Camden with his sexy tattoos, I would let him Ink me any day. Ellie is that bad girl no one likes but she still wants to fit in anyway, and she's willing to lose her only friend to gain more. Camden is in Love with is best friend and only friend but she turns her back on him and will have to live with that guilt. After years of not seeing each other, and a whole bunch of mistakes in between Ellie and Camden find themselves pulled towards each other again. But is this new friendship meant to last or is one of them hiding a secret?

I can't wait for book two in this Trilogy and the cover is sexy!

I had a love hate relationship with Ms.watts here, I knew she was hurting but just wanted to see the good in her. When she did something stupid instead of changing, it just made me want to slap her. She may think the world owes her and maybe it does a little but that doesn't mean the people around her do. I was relieved when she finally came around to her senses and started trusting Camden. Now, how could he love her after everything she has done to him, I can't say but he must be able to look under all the bad and the toughness to see the good and hurt that is there.

Not all books are for everyone, I recommend this book for the mature audience due to the sexual nature and profanity. I loved the book and think it was a fun adventurous read with a love story for those who aren't YAs.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Shooting Star Cover Reveal


You guys have to check this book out, and the Cover is just as hot as the first book.


Shooting Scars by Karina Halle (The Artists Trilogy #2)--Publication date: May, 2013 by Metal Blonde Books
A second chance at first love.

There are a few things worth risking everything for - even your life. For Camden McQueen, this is one of them.

Shooting Scars is the second book in The Artists Trilogy and is told from the dual POV of Camden and Ellie.





Sins and Needles is the first book in the Artist trilogy. For a mature audience only and you can find this at:



AUTHOR BIO
Karina Halle
The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in   acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she's preparing for the zombie apocalypse.





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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Review of Blood Flows Deep in the Empire

Blood Flows Deep in the Empire (The Szolites, #1)Blood Flows Deep in the Empire by N. Isabelle Blanco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was my first N.Isabelle Blanco book and if you haven’t read her books yet, just look at the covers and you know your in store for some blush senses.

Salicyar has a special place in his heart for Earth although he is a God. When an evil is unleashed and the war has started death and destruction is brought upon the universe. As the God of Fertility he hates what is going on and has decided to renounce his powers and become someone else. Salicyar finds out that 11000 years from now he can bring back his lover by sacrificing her twin soul. Salicyar has no problem sentencing someone to death 11,000 years in the future. Now, known as Dyletri, the time has come for the sacrifice. Ismini has known her whole life that she was to be sacrificed, she has seen it in her dreams from Nylicia, the Watcher of Destinies. What the Dyletri and Ismini don’t know is that there is more at stack then either of them bargained for.

 I would give this book 3.5 stars,Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is a sexy book. The gods are pretty much in heat the whole book,, but it is sexy. The book maybe packed with sex, and hot sex at that but I enjoyed the story as well. I wouldn’t recommend that you read this book if your looking for anything thought provoking and you are sensitive to melt your socks off sex because that is what you will get in this book.

This book is for mature audiences only!! Not every book is for everyone Although I liked this book, it is definitely for the exotica readers out there.

I received this book for my honest review though the publisher from netgalley

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Thoughts?



Every once and awhile I post a question on here in hopes that I am not the only one who feels this way. I have two today, first, I have just finished a book that made me pretty emotional at a point, because it reflected some points in my life that are not all warm and fussy. One of the sense that caught my attention was when a girl was asked to talk to her younger self, by envisioning the past. I thought that it was an interesting concept, I know that it is used in therapy but I have never been so it was a new concept for me. My question for you guys out there readying this is. What would be the advice you would give your younger self. Would it be inspirational, motivational, funny,warning? It could be anything and it doesn’t have to be deep. I just thought I would ask and see what you all thought.

Second, Am I the only one out there that gets emotional reading books? I mean I have cried (no shame) while reading more than one book. Have any of you? I feel as though that the seasoned reader does not get as connected and is more analyzing the book then feeling the book. When I am reading a book I want to feel that the book has real emotion and that it is believable. Now, I don’t need a book to make me cry to make me think it has a believable plot or characters, but it could be any range of emotion. While you are reading a book do you just take it for what it is, a story or do you let yourself feel what the other characters are feeling sometimes. Maybe I am just a little weak in the back bone when it comes to reading( I am ok with that). But I do hope that it is not just me. Care to share your thoughts?



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