Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review/Giveaway ~ Iris by S.J. Pierce

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Iris (Captivated, #1.5)Title: Iris
Author: S.J. Pierce
Series: Captivated #2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: September 1st 2014

***This book is meant to be read after Captivate Me***

Set before the events in Book One of the Captivated Series, "Iris" explores the depths of family bonds, new bonds, and the lengths a person would go to save the life of a dying sibling. In this novella, get to know Iris and her two sisters more intimately, as well as Gabriel, the first angel-human hybrid who agrees to live under her protection.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content
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I read Captivate earlier this year and when I saw this novella about Iris, I wanted to get to know her and find out what her real motivations were. It turned out to be a great read and really did give me a lot of answers.

Teaser Tuesday #107 – Iris by S.J. Pierce

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
S.J. Pierce
Series: Captivated #2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: September 1st 2014
Iris (Captivated, #1.5)
This was a nice companion story to the series! Here is a little tease!

“You are, by far, the most confusing woman I’ve ever met, Iris LaRoux.” 

I smirked. Couldn’t argue with him there. 

“But I love it.”

~ Kindle Arc Loc 1153

Monday, September 1, 2014

Review/Giveaway ~ Hard Knox by Nicole Williams

Hard Knox (The Outsider Chronicles, #1)Title: Hard Knox
Author: Nicole Williams
Series: The Outsider Chronicles #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 12th 2014

Knox Jagger. The name inspires resent in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase.

Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time.

As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger.

How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . .

Hard Knox.
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I have read some of Nicole Williams’ books before, so I was keen to start this new series of hers. She introduced me to some amusing characters that continuously bicker and had me in stitches more often than not.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up #103

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.
Hmmm… I might have gotten a little carried away with my 1-click button this week! I grabbed but I wanted so many more! I picked up a few freebies and cheap books that I am keen to read! Oh well, these things happen. But look! No NetGalley books!!

I am pretty much up to date on the blogging front, a few reviews to fill in for September and I have started posting in October too. Feeling pretty good about being ahead!!

Netball went well this week too. We had a big win and we are playing the top side this week. Winner goes straight into the grand final… fingers crossed!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review ~ The Millionaire Affair by Jessica Lemmon

The Millionaire Affair (Love in the Balance, #3)Title: The Millionaire Affair
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Love in the Balance #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 24th 2014

LOVE IS A DEAL BREAKER . . . Millionaire ad executive Landon Downey has a policy: no romantic relationships allowed. So when he's saddled with his six-year-old nephew for a week, he doesn't think twice about asking Kimber Reynolds to act as live-in nanny. What he doesn't expect is the undeniable attraction to the woman he hasn't seen since they were kids. And not only does she like him back-she suggests they work their way down a list of extracurricular activities in the bedroom. How can he resist? Kimber wants to prove once and for all that she can love 'em and leave 'em with the best of them. All she has to do is keep her sixteen-year crush on Landon out of the equation. No problem . . . until she realizes she may not be the only one whose heart has gotten completely tangled up in their no-strings agreement.!
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I picked up The Millionaire Affair because I wanted something light, fun and spicy to read… and let’s face it, a hawt Millionaire is worth reading about. So I was introduced to Landon Downey, the wealthy bachelor who needs help with his nephew and his sister’s friend Kimber is the one that sweeps in and turns his life upside down!

Friday, August 29, 2014

EARLY REVIEW ~ Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Genre: TA Fantasy
Published: September 2nd 2014

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?
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I love a great fantasy read and I think that the Throne of Glass series delivers it every time. It has that ancient feel, with magic and kingdoms, with all the plotting and manipulation that has you flicking the pages. I was immersed in the storyline, in the magic and the characters that I have come to love. And now that I am finished, I am dying to see what is going to happen next!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Release Blitz/Giveaway ~ Follow by J.A. Huss

FOLLOW has now been released and I have been hanging for it (it has arrived on my kindle and I will squeeze it in soon). I just had to share some teasers from the book and if you scroll down, you will see the cover for the next book, LIKE!!

Author: J.A. Huss
Series: Social Media #1
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: August 27th 2014


I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it’s always been.

Until I saw that filthy tweet.

@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue. #ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff 

“FilthyBlueBird” thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn’t be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She’s wrong.

Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it’s about to happen… now.
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Swoon Thursday #106 – Hard Knox by Nicole Williams

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Hard Knox
Author: Nicole Williams
Series: The Outsider Chronicles #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 12th 2014
Hard Knox (The Outsider Chronicles, #1)
This was a great start to Nicole's new series... Knox is yummy!

“Are you going to make me say it again? Because it was hard enough the first time.” 
I bit my lip, trying to sort through a mountain of confusion. “You . . . care . . . about me?” 
Knox looked almost ashamed. “More than I should, but still less than you deserve.” 
Swinging my leg over his lap, I somehow managed to wrangle around the steering wheel. My free arm wound around him at the same time my mouth crushed into his.

~ Kindle Arc Loc 1674

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Review ~ Kick by Holly S. Roberts

Kick (Completion #3)Title: Kick
Author: Holly S. Roberts
Series: Completion #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 1st 2014

Cami Avesque is a shy, wannabe journalist, working for the largest newspaper in Ohio. She’s stuck editing classified ads until she lands her big break. That break comes when the only female sports reporter goes on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy. For some reason, Cami is chosen to cover The Slam, a rugby team in Colt, Ohio. They have a chance of going all the way to the Rugby League Championship.

Unfortunately, Cami has a poor track record with jocks and going all the way is one of her problems. Because of her past, she hides her assets behind clothes that are a size too large and big glasses that camouflage the sexual sizzle that eats ripped bodies for lunch. Shy, she must remember she’s shy. If only man muscle didn't bring her wild side out to play she might survive a rugby try.

Gorgeous brothers, Van and Joel Stelson, own, manage, and play for The Slam. They see through Cami’s cover up and attack in order to make their goal. Who will be the first to get her in bed? Who will be the first to win her heart?

Remember in rugby… 80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Lets Ruck!
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To be honest, I was a little hesitant going into this book knowing it had rugby players in it. For those who don't know, I'm an Aussie and both forms of rugby (league and union) are big down-under. I'm a bit of a sports fan and tend to enjoy watching Rugby League, having grown up around it. But I was pleasantly surprised how much I ended up enjoying Kick. I can see that there may be a few differences as this one is set in Colt, Ohio but the general gist seems to be the same. I was a little confused at first as some of Cami's research didn't match up, but she really didn't understand the game, so it may have just been her trying to come to terms with the game.

Waiting On Wednesday # 103 – House Immortal & The Fine Art of Pretending

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.

House Immortal
House Immortal (House Immortal, #1)Author: Devon Monk
Series: House Immortal #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Expected Publication: September 2nd 2014

One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized....

Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father’s experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all.

Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death—and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity

The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece.…
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