Review – The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Eternity Cure
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: May 1st 2013

Book Description

In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one one rule left: Blood Calls to blood.
Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire, Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what she finds there will the change the world forever - and possibly end human and vampire existence.

There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago - deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries. If Allie can get to him in time...

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My Review

OMG!! Where to begin? The Eternity Cure was an unbelievable second book to the series!! I was mesmerized from the very beginning and found it extremely difficult to put it down!! If I didn’t have to attend to my duties of being a wife and a mother, I would have locked myself away from the world and read it from cover to cover!

The story continues on after the end of The Immortal Rules, the world is still in turmoil and Allie is on the trail of her maker, Kanin, who has been Vamp-napped by a psycho vamp and is being continually tortured and dragged across the country. Her first goal is to rescue him and then she hopes that together they may be able to find a cure.

Allie’s character has continued to develop during this book. She knows that she cannot survive without human blood, but is not a ruthless killer. Those who cross her are the only ones that she hunts. The time on her own has hardened her, but she is still a good person. She spends some of her time reminiscing about Zeke, the guy she left behind in the first book, but she is focused on her goal.

We cross paths with some memorable characters from the first book and some that surprised me!! I would love to run through them with you, but it would give too much away. Let’s just say that there are friends who become enemies, villains who become allies and bad guys who are still nasty!

Kagawa kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I was constantly guessing the direction of the story and often questioning who Allie could trust. It was a bit of an emotional story in the end and it is far from over. The plot building was amazing and I was caught in the scene building constantly, she is very descriptive in building the surroundings. The characters are great and they each have their flaws, but together they function as an amazing team! By the final page I had tears in my eyes and now I will be hanging for the next book. ARGH!!

Thank you to Harlequin Australia for supplying me with a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

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Teaser Tuesdays #39 – Bare It All By Lori Foster

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Bare It All
By Lori Foster
Love Undercover #2
Published  April 30th 2013

I received this book as part of a tour I am hosting on my blog and had to share a tease.... and only 4 sentences! Yay!

He cupped the back of her neck, his mood shifting in some intense, indefinable way. “Now seems like a good time for that kiss we discussed.”

Before she could even absorb what he’d said, he touched his mouth to hers, warm, barely there at first, then more firmly. He moved his mouth over hers, parting her lips, angling his head to fit her more surely.

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Release Day Blitz/Giveaway – Enigma by Christine Fonseca

Title: Enigma
Author: Christine Fonseca
Series: Requiem Novella
Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: 30th April 2013

Lorelei sees things other girls can't see. She knows about the demons and monsters. She's met them. Up close. And it's cost her everything.

Torn between protecting her siblings and avenging her mother's death, Lorelei must decide which path she will take. And no matter what she chooses, her decision will influence more than just her future.

**This edition of the requiem companion novella includes a special excerpt from the anticipated book Dominus, the final installment in the Requiem Series.

Enigma is free at Smashwords!! Get it now!!


Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In life, she teaches her own children to embrace their unique talents and find their voice by being a force of positive change in the world.

When she’s not writing or developing programs to support children with exceptional needs, she can be found spending time with her family, sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her website –  or her blog


Christine is running a giveaway where you can win both of her latest releases – Dominus and the Girl Guide. Fill out the rafflecopter to enter!!

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Review/Giveaway – Hope by Theresa Jones

Welcome to my stop in the book tour for Hope by Theresa Jones. Today I have my review for Hope, the blurb and a short insight into the author. There is also a tour wide giveaway so go ahead and enter!!

Title: Hope
Author: Theresa Jones
Series: The Descendant Trilogy #2
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Published: April 29th 2013

Book Description

Allison now understands who she is and where she comes from, but will it be enough to save the world? She went through a dangerous journey, dragging her young daughter along for the ride, in an attempt to stop the evil Rising Leader, Damien, from opening the Seven Seals and bringing about the Apocalypse.

But she hasn’t succeeded yet. The Rising still thrives and Lilith has made it her mission to open the remaining Seals so that she and her minions can rule the Earth.

David and Allison hope that love can conquer all, but in reality, love is never enough. Will they, along with the rest of the gang back at the Compound, be able to stop the Rising?

And where is The Descendant that is prophesied to save them all?

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My Review

Hope continued on a few months after the end of Power. There is still danger on earth as the apocalypse is still on the horizon, the four horsemen are still here and the Rising are trying to open the fifth seal. Life for Allison will continue as normal as she can; her daughter is getting closer to her 6th birthday, she is engaged to her soul mate, David and they are planning their wedding. However, they will work together with the council to try and uncover Lilith’s plans and to figure out a way to save the earth.

I enjoyed how easily the story flowed from Power into Hope; the relationship between Allison and David continues to blossom and their passion sky rockets!! David is a descendant of Catsafonda, so he will remain chaste until he is married… He cannot physically move to third base until the Priest says those magic words!! However, once he does, their love for one another continues to grow and my heart swells for them both! There are still details that remain uncovered about them both that could lead to the prophecy being fulfilled.

In Power Damien died, so Lilith has stepped up to be Leader of the Rising. She is pure evil and nothing will stand in her way of her goal. There are things that even she can’t predict but she will use it to twist it to her advantage. She sets a lot of plans into action and pushes her subjects to their limits. I really don’t like Lilith, but she is a helluva badgirl!! If I met that dropdead gorgeous woman in a dark alley, I’d be scared out of my pants, she may appear all innocent on the outside, but she has a black soul!! Her followers hate her but respect her as a leader, as she wields a lot of Power!

Theresa has done a terrific job with the second book of this series. The plot grew effortlessly and the change of POV’s kept me captivated!! So much happened in this book and you can see that the story is still building for future books. There were so many new elements introduced in this book, some I predicted, others I didn’t and I can’t wait to see what Theresa will do next!! 

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

My Review for Power can be found HERE.
Power is also free in Kindle at the moment, so pick it up while it's hot!!
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About the Author

Theresa M Jones is just a regular small town, Texas girl. When she isn't at work at a local Medical Equipment provider,you can find her at home with her husband and two beautiful (and rambunctious) kiddos.

In her spare time- as if there ever was such a thing as "spare time" - she reads and reviews books on her book blog, and writes paranormal romance novels.

POWER (The Descendent Trilogy #1) is her debut New Adult (Mature YA) Paranormal Romance novel.

Stalk Theresa online at:

Twitter- @MrsTheresaJones
And Facebook: TheresaMJones


There is a tourwide giveaway where you could win a $25 Giftcard or an eBook of Power and Hope.... 

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Cover Reveal – Until I Break by M. Leighton

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Title: Until I Break (A Twisted Novel)
Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: M. Leighton
Release date: May 14, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control.

And she doesn’t exist.

Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.

Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare.

When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.

Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.

The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.

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About the Author

 photo MLeightonatdesk_zps84b82fec.jpgNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

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Live Chat – Lori Foster @ BookTrib

 I am participating in the BARE IT ALL Blog Tour and it is about to begin with a bang! What better way to kick it off by hosting a Live Chat with Lori on Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET on

Join in to chat live with Lori and find out everything you ever wanted to know about her red hot reads. What’s more— For the FIRST time ever, they will be giving away a goodie bag filled with ALL of Lori Foster’s favorite things. Including, chocolate, lip balm, and more! Along with FREE copies of the book!!

So come and join in with all the fun and for your chance to win that amazing goodie bag!!

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Stacking the Shelves/Sunday Post #34

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I have had a better week this week, been able to read a few books and caught up on some stuff. No netball for me for a couple more weeks… which is a bummer, because I love to play.


I read this book originally, but I noticed it has been revised from YA to NA. It has more violence and sexual content… that’s gotta be a plus, right?


Ember X

(Death Collectors #1)

Free @ Amazon

For Review


(Heaven's Edge #2)



I won this book from Cath @ My Book Chatter! Thanks so much girl!!



(Flesh #1)

by Kylie Scott

That’s it for Stacking the Shelves this week, what did you get?

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news and to post a recap of the past week on your blog,showcase some books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up in your blog for the week ahead.

This past week on the blog I shared:

I also did my usual Meme’s that I participate in Teaser Tuesdays,
Waiting On Wednesday, Swoon Thursday and Feature & Follow Friday

This week there will be:

Monday- Review/Giveaway – Hope by Theresa Jones
Tuesday- Review – The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Wednesday- Cover Reveal - Dying to Return by Trish Marie Dawson
Friday- Release Day Blitz - Renegade by Cambria Hebert
Saturday- Review – Wait For You by J. Lynn (Jennifer L Armentrout)

There are still some giveaways running… Click on the links at the top of the blog to enter!

What did you receive this week? What’s happening in your neck of the woods? I’d love to know!!
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Review – The Collector by Victoria Scott

Title: The Collector
Author: Victoria Scott
Series: Dante Walker #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: March 25th 2013

Book Description

He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.

My Review

Do you know how much I love bad boys? I mean really love them? Well, I really Love Dante!!! He has everything I love; he's smooth, he's hot(and he knows it), thinks he's all that and more and is invincible. He has the cocky attitude and smart mouth that any girl can't help but find attractive. Oh, and did I mention that he is a demon and is the right hand man for the Boss Man down stairs! Definite Bad Boy!!!

This whole book is told from Dante's POV and it was awesome! Seeing how a bad boy like Dante thinks was so entertaining. All his honest and witty thoughts running around in his head compared to what he actually says... Just so funny!!! We learn a lot about Dante and his past, and even into the heart of him. He really is an awesome guy! However, he does have a job to do, sealing and collecting souls.

Dante's next assignment is a girl in Peachville, Charlie Cooper. The way Dante looks at a girl who is not very attractive and describes her is how I expect every popular/hot guy to do it; he looks at all the flaws first, not what is underneath the surface and into her heart. But somehow, throughout the journey, Dante's outlook on life changes and he starts to look at Charlie differently. Could Charlie be the one who unravels him?

Charlie cooper is an average looking girl, but she has had a hard life. She has dealt with the tragedies in her life as best as she can. She has two awesome friends and they mean the world to her. She has that no-care attitude which I liked. She doesn't let things affect her too much and simply glides through life. She doesn’t have guys look at her so she becomes quite flustered when the super-hawt Dante turns up and shows interest in her. I was often giggling along with the book, wondering what Charlie was thinking when Dante had her squirming! He just has that way of getting under your skin!

Victoria Scott has an amazing writing style! Not only has she written a whole story from a guys POV, but she puts so much wit and humour in it to keep you laughing! She also can change it up and pack it full of emotion when needed to as well. I loved this book and I cannot wait until Liberator comes out so I can get more Dante!! Yumm!!

I received a copy of this book from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Guest Post/Giveaway – 24 Bones by Michael F. Stewart

Welcome to my stop of the 24 Bones book tour which has been brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Today I have a Guest Post by Michael F. Stewart as well as a summary of the book and you can learn a little more about the author. There is also a giveaway for an eBook too!! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.
Title: 24 Bones
Author: Michael F. Stewart
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller
Publisher: Non Sequitur Press
Number of pages: 305
Word Count:  85,000
Cover Artist: Martin Stiff of Amazing15

Book Description

Every five hundred years the phoenix dies.

Samiya, born-into-shadow, is soon to battle her born-into-light brother. Abandoned by their parents, neither wishes to play the preordained role of beast and hero. When their loved ones are taken hostage, they are forced to follow the path laid out in myth, culminating in a battle first fought six thousand years ago in ancient Cairo. A mythic clash where one defeats the other and both become gods.

To break free from their fates, Samiya and her brother must unravel a mystery twisted by cults, greed, and magic. But myth is a powerful force and failure to live up to it may not only destroy their lives but the lives of the ones they love most.

When the phoenix dies, the only certainty is flames.

“Terrific! A successful blend of genres, complex and fascinating characters, and loads of suspense make 24 Bones a must-read.” Nate Kenyon, bestselling author of The Reach, Prime, Bloodstone, and The Bone Factory.

“'24 Bones' is a winning debut. It's well-written and well-plotted, studded with drama, action, history and mythology. There's even a little romance. The conclusion is thrilling with the final outcome of the battle between good and evil held over until the very end...leaving you guessing until that very last page.” SF Crowsnest.

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Guest Post

How THE TERMINALS became optioned for Television

24 BONES is my latest release but I have a lot more in queue. Of all my adult work, the book I’m most excited about is THE TERMINALS. It’s about a secret government agency that uses the terminally ill to go into their respective afterlives to seek information from dead people in order to solve some real world issue. Cool, right? It’s currently being marketed by my amazing literary agent Gina Panettieri. She’s looking for a book deal. The television deal came another way, and let me say first, we’re not there yet. Television deals take a long time to put together, usually coming down to, who’s going to pay for the pilot. This story is about the initial option as it’s been reoptioned since.

A funny thing happened on the train one day.

I was actually coming back home to Ottawa from Toronto after pitching some producers there. So I was highly prepared when I noted the guy in the seat in front of me was reviewing raw footage. I could tell it was raw because it would start with those colorful, geometric screens that you never see anymore and he was reviewing it in an editing program.

I was excited and my hands started sweating, even though I had no clue who he was. But in the upper right hand corner of the laptop frame was his name and address on a little tiny sticker. Squinting, I could make out parts of it. Which I promptly Googled.

Turns out it was Jim Donovan, an award winning director.

Holy crap.

Are you a believer in fate? Things happening because they’re supposed to? To some degree, I am.

Now, having confirmed that this guy was legit, I didn’t tap him on the shoulder, no. I tracked down his email address online. And I emailed him, asking if he’d mind a pitch!

Across the WiFi, to the cell tower, along the Internet Pipes to his servers, and then back ... A few minutes later he started laughing, turned around, big smile and came and sat next to me.

And so started an awesome relationship, and how I first optioned THE TERMINALS.

So, want to option your book? Ride the rails!

About the Author

After crewing ships in the Antarctic and the Baltic Sea and some fun in venture capital, Michael anchored himself (happily) to a marriage and a boatload of kids. Now he injects his adventurous spirit into his writing with brief respites for research into the jungles of Sumatra and Guatemala, the ruins of Egypt and Tik’al, paddling the Zambezi and diving whatever cave or ocean reef will have him. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and SF Canada, and the author of the Assured Destruction series, 24 Bones, The Sand Dragon, Hurakan, Ruination and several award winning graphic novels for young adults.


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Feature and Follow #34

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

Here’s this week’s question:

Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?

One song in particular gets me everytime.... and that is "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard. It is the music that sets a scene in Down To You by Michelle Leighton. If you have read it you will know it, but it involves Olivia and Cash, salt, a shot of Patron and a slice of lime.... oh, did I forget to mention.... BODY SHOT!!! Oh yeah!!

What do you think?

What's your FF?

To play along visit Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.
Follow them, follow their Featured Blogs and then visit as many blogs as you can, posting your answer.

And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below!

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