Thursday, October 23, 2014

Swoon Thursday #114 – Mr. X by Clarissa Wild

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Mr. X
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Adult Dark Suspense
Published: July 19th 2014
Mr. X
This was a dark but sizzling read and I really enjoyed meeting Mr. X!!

I raise my head to her eyelevel and lean in, licking my lip. Her eyes follow my tongue desperately. I wait, tentatively moving closer and closer, until my lips are on top of hers. My kiss is greedy, because I need to taste her. Her mouth is open, ready to receive me. Not long ago she refused to give me what was mine, but now … now she is ready. She lets my tongue in as I probe her mouth with eagerness. I lick the roof of her mouth and kiss her harder, my cock growing equally as hard.

~ Kindle Page 215

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review/Giveaway ~ Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin

Fractured Lines (Out of Line, #4)Title: Fractured Lines
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Series: Out of Line #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 14th 2014

The lines we once crossed so easily have widened and torn us apart . . .

Once upon a time I thought Finn and I would live happily ever after, but real life doesn't always have a happy ending. He's testing my trust, and I'm losing faith in the man I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with, and there’s nothing I do can stop it. He’s the one I trusted to keep me safe, but now he’s the source of my greatest pain . . .

Forgiveness is fragile, and some fractures never fully heal . . .

One mistake—a slip in a moment of weakness—might cost me everything I've worked so hard for. The thing about trust is that it's a lot easier to lose than it is to build. Just as I'm about to give up and surrender to the demons from my past, an unexpected threat reminds me what I'm best at: protecting the woman I love. Whether or not she wants me, I will fight for Carrie and our daughter, and I will keep them safe—no matter the cost.

Even if I have to put my life and my heart on the line.
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I have been a fan of the Out of Line series from the beginning and I really enjoyed this continuation of Carrie and Finn's story. I often contemplate whether or not characters get their HEA, and in this case they did, until and accident bought back demons from both of their pasts.

Waiting On Wednesday # 111 – Archangel's Shadows & Addicted After All

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Archangel's Shadows
Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter, #7)
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #7
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Expected Publication: October 28th 2014

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot— should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Release Day Launch/Excerpt~ Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: October 21st 2014

Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…
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Teaser Tuesday #114 – Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Fool’s Assassin
Robin Hobb
The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy #1
Genre: Fantasy
Published: August 12th 2014
Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy, #1)
It is always exciting to be back in Robin Hobb's worlds! Here is a sweet moment between Fitz (Tom) and Molly.

Her scent reached me and I suddenly said, “Whenever I smell you, I always want to kiss you.” 
She stared at me in astonishment, laughed, and then said sadly, “Of late, I wondered if you even wanted to be near me at all anymore. Old and wrinkly, and now you think me mad …” 
I gathered her close before she could say more. I kissed her, the top of her head, the side of her face, and then her mouth. “I will always want to kiss you,” I said into her hair.

~ Kindle Arc Loc 2143

Monday, October 20, 2014

Review ~ Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy, #1)Title: Fool's Assassin
Author: Robin Hobb
Series: The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy #1
Genre: Fantasy
Published: August 12th 2014

Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown.

But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more…

On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing.

Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger?

Suddenly Fitz's violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.
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My sister introduced me to the Farseer series a few years ago. Since that first introduction, I have devoured all the books that related to this world because I just loved the characters that Robin Hobb created and the story lines were always captivating. So when I saw that Fool’s Assassin was coming out, I knew I had to get it and immerse myself back into the world… and what a ride it was! I got to see not only Fitz, but a lot of other favourite characters as well. There were ups and downs, and plenty of twists to keep your head spinning! It was an amazing journey that had me on the edge of my seat at the end!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up 110

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I’ll share news, post a recap of the past week and tell you what will be happening on my blog in the week ahead. I will also tell you about the books and goodies that I have managed to pick up.
Hey guys! This week has been a busy one for us. We took the kids out of school and travelled a bit of Australia. We drove from Victoria to New South Wales to take the kids to the Taronga Park Zoo near Dubbo. We spent a few days in the area before heading to Sydney for a few days and to see the monster trucks. I will have some picks to share next week.

Blogging… not much to report. Haven’t been around much, but will try and catch up as soon as we return!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Excerpt /Giveaway ~ Living With Regret by Lisa De Jong

Title: Living with Regret
Author: Lisa De Jong
Series: Rain #3
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: October 14th 2014

I had my whole life mapped out. Perfect guy. Perfect friends. Everything was exactly the way I wanted it.

That was until that night--the one I can’t remember. It’s all my fault, and now the memories are all I have left of him. Of us.

My guilt drowns me until Sam Shea steps back into my life and helps me to the surface. He slowly opens my heart and crawls deep inside before I even realize what’s happening. I know I don’t deserve him.

While I’m trying to get used to my new life, pieces of that night slowly start to come back to me. Lies and secrets shatter everything I thought I knew.

Maybe I’m not the only one living with regret.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Series Spotlight ~ Dark War Chronicles by A.L. Kessler

Today I would like to spotlight a series that I have enjoyed... The Dark War Chronicles! I have read all three books and I swear that each one is getting better. The overall series plot is becoming quite intense and I can't wait for the next book, Past Demons due out February 2015!!

Title: In The Light Of the Moon
Author: A.L. Kessler
Series: Dark War Chronicles #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: June 11th 2013

Stripped of all control, shifter Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for a vampire named Lucius. Obeying the vampire from the shadows was simply her way of life, until Jax comes to town and brings trouble with him. When her panther half recognizes Jax as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him.

With a war going on between all supernatural creatures Jaxon must figure out whose side he is on. What started as a simple job turned into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing, but not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory.
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Find my review for In The Light Of the Moon HERE.

Dance in the Moonlight (Dark War Chronicles #2)
Title: Dance in the Moonlight
Author: A.L. Kessler
Series: Dark War Chronicles #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: March 2014

Renee’s life had been normal until the shadows reappeared and the legendary stone was sent to her. As the arrival drags her further into the paranormal world, the last thing Renee expects is to be swept off her feet by a brooding werewolf. Yet Coran captures her heart and attention. Small problem-he doesn't want a mate. Coran still suffers from the loss of his first mate, but when Renee is attacked by shifters he is forced to protect her at all costs. Things heat up when he realizes fate has wickedly granted him a second chance at love. With the war causing the body count to rise, now is not the ideal time to find a mate.

The Circle is becoming desperate and something has Lucius worried which means trouble for followers. It's a dance between danger and fate in this second installment of the Dark War Chronicles.
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Find my review for Dance in the Moonlight HERE.

Title: On Torn Wings
Author: A.L. Kessler
Series: Dark War Chronicles #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: July 7th 2014

A Hunter

Danielle is on a mission to take down a killer, when all signs point to vampire she recruits Orion to help. Bribing him with information on the Fae Queen who stole his crown takes her further into the supernatural world than she wanted. Working side by side, they start to realize there is more there than a forced work relationship, but Orion is still pining over the disappearance of Tegan.

A missing human

Tegan’s kidnapping is taking a toll on the whole territory, Lucius is losing his sanity and the war has taken a turn for the worst. Fed up with the chaos Orion seeks to escape the territory, but other than death there’s only one other option —taking back his crown. After centuries of working under the vampire Danielle offers him the chance and ability to take his rightful place.
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Find my review for On Torn Wings HERE.

A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance author living in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO. When she’s not at beck and call of the household—made up of her cats, dog, daughter and husband—she can be found hard at work on her next novel. In those rare moments of free time, she can be found playing video games, crafting, or reading.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review ~ All Things Pretty by M. Leighton

All Things Pretty
Title: All Things Pretty
Author: M. Leighton
Series: Pretty #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 30th 2014

Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?
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I have been keen to get my hands onto Sig’s book since I realised his book was next. There were glimpses of him in the previous books and I knew I would love him… and boy did I ever! Sig’s story is actually told over two books, so once you purchase the first book, you sign up for Michelle’s newsletter and you will receive the second book FOR FREE!! What an awesome concept! Now, that it is out, I will get onto it as soon as possible!

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