Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ghost Town release contest!!

Once again Bitten by Books is hosting a super awesome contest, this time you can enter to win an iPad from author Rachel Caine in celebration of her 9th book in the Morganville Vampires series titled Ghost Town. Caine combines action, romance & humor in all of her books for an exciting read that you just can't get enought of! I own all previous 8 books and can't wait to check out Ghost Town as well! Come share your some of your more memorable moments and enter for your chance to win  HERE

To purchase Ghost Town click HERE

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Alpha Release/Contest

*squeeeeee* Alpha is finally here!!! Can't even begin to tell you how crazy excited I've been anticipating for this release! To celebrate Rachel is hosting a fantastic release contest over at Bitten By Books where you can enter to win a complete signed set of not only her Shifters series but all 4 of her YA- Soul Screamers as well! Go. Enter. Now! =)

To purchase Alpha click HERE

Monday, September 27, 2010

Eat Prey Love release!

Kerrelyn Sparks newest 'Love at Stake' book featuring smexy were-panther Carlos releases tomorrow!!! Ms. Sparks is hosting a special release party over at my fave review site Bitten By Books! Go check it out, there be prizes as always! Woot!

To purchase the book click HERE

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sins of the Flesh by Eve Silver

Torn between lust and loyalty...

The blood of the Underworld lord of evil runs through soul reaper Malthus Krayl’s veins.

Raised to fight for survival and to kill for victory, he can destroy anyone who poses a threat. As he searches for the one responsible for his brother’s murder, he refuses to succumb to any distraction…until his sworn enemy crosses his path and tempts him beyond all reason.

Calliope Kane, a Daughter of Aset, has a personal hatred for soul reapers. Their savage attack against her family still haunts her. But only Malthus can help her find the traitors of her kind, and only she can help him hunt the source of betrayal amongst the reapers. As they unite, the danger grows closer…and the passion between them ignites.

First off don't let the trilogy label fool you! I went into Sins of the Flesh assuming that this was the last one in the trilogy, that everything finally plays out and it would (hopefully) by one big HEA. With each page turned and the ending getting closer & closer I had a suspicious feeling that was not going to be the case. Too much needed to be unraveled with to few pages left, it was either going to be a rushed/abrupt ending or another cliff-hanger that as with the previous two Eve Silver seems particularly fond of. I was correct in the latter. I suppose I should be pleased with a continuation rather then an unsatisfactory ending, but oy! not expecting a cliff-hanger makes it all the more agonizing!

Don't get me wrong the main plotline ie: Who Killed Lokan? Is revealed in Flesh, while somewhat predictable (My guess made half-way through Sins of the Soul proved correct!) the story is fast paced and contains enough side developments to keep the reader enthralled. I must say out of all the Krayl brothers & mates. Mal & Calliope set off the best sparks! Just loved them as a couple! I couldn't get enough of their interactions and particularly loved their violent/amusing 2nd meeting!

So although we find out who kills Lokan, we're still left with many unanswered questions- How is Lokan different from the other Krayl brothers, how was he able to grown in power? How massive will the fallout of Suteka's betrayal be? Will all of the Underworld go to war? And what of his daughter Dana? Not to mention all the fishy-ness that surrounds the Matriarchs/Daughters of Aset... Gahhh! I need answers!!!

After a teeny tiny twitter whine of wanting more Otherkin (remember I was under the impression it was a trilogy!) @Eve_Silver was awesome enough fill in my clueless self that Otherkin #4 Body of Sin releases June of 2011! Great news, but regretfully, so, so far away. *sigh*

In a nutshell: By far my favorite of the three, the world-building was set with a refreshing take of the Underworld and Mal & Calliope a deliciously engaging duo you just can't get enough of. I'd recommend this book to all fans of the PNR genre, Eve Silver is a very welcome addition to my bookshelves! 4/5 Stars

To purchase Sins of the Flesh click HERE

To learn more about the previous books of Otherkin visit Eve Silver's website HERE 

Friday, September 10, 2010


Oh my favorite review site is hosting another amazing contest! Head on over to Bitten by Books and check out the awesome Blogfest they have going on! Plenty of ways to enter to win a free Kindle wi-fi!!!! Click HERE to enter.

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

"This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one. Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. But now it is spring. With the heat, the remaining wolves will soon be falling out of their wolf pelts and back into their human bodies..."

Linger started off a bit slow for me, took about 8 chapters before it drew me in, after that though I was utterly hooked!

As with Shiver, the characters are written flawlessly. Linger continues with Sam & Grace's relationship trials, as well as the new ones of Isabel & Cole. With Sam & Grace, Stiefvater catches all the promises of a real 'true' young love so beautifully, you can't help but feel everything right along with them. With Isabel & Cole she weaves a path of budding love that straight away you find yourself rooting for them to connect. Relationships aside, the complexity of new wolf Cole himself, was phenomenal. The depth of his emotions, his pain is so gut-wrenching, for me no words can explain it really.

Through-out the entire book, whether it be Sam, Grace, Isabel or Cole time & time again I felt my heart ready to burst for them. The final few chapters are filled with such intensity and heart-breaking emotions. I can't express how much I love this book. Everything about it, the plot, the setting, but most importantly the characters. They take this book to another level, they're simply unparalleled & extraordianary!

Between the rivieting cliff-hanger ending and tumultuous passions, I am left yearning for the final installment. Forever (due July 2011) can not come soon enough!


To purchase Linger click HERE
Visit Maggie Stiefvater official website HERE 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Changes by Jim Butcher

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child.

I want to try and keep this review completely spoil free, (highly difficult when I often ramble through my thoughts) So please excuse my at times unlady like excitment, random scattering and somewhat-slight vaugeness of it all!

I think it is very appropriate in a brief summary, to borrow one of Jim Butchers most memorable line in this book, also my favorite: "HOLY HELL ON THE WHAT-THE-FUCK-WAS-THAT PARTY LINE"

While I've heard about the Dresden Files in passing from several people I had only filed it away as 'someday I'll get to them' after a trusty book discussion buddy of mine sang them praises as his favorite series ever. It was that extra shove I'd needed, to see what the fuss was all about, for me the series started slow and I just couldn't see where all the fuss was originating from, but as the books carried on Butcher's world built more vividly, the characters brought to life with more & more wit & charm I too was enthralled and quickly became a Dresden Files junkie, quickly flying through the remaining Dresden Files, leading up to File 12 Changes and...

Holy Shitz this book was effing made of awesome!!!

With Changes, Jim Butcher has outdone all of the previous books even my personal faves of Blood Rites & White Night, which I didn't think was possible. From page one your given a shock (see last line in cover detail above) that never lets up, 438 pages of non-stop goodness, that I couldn't read fast enough! Pretty much all of our beloved characters make an apperance (some disappointedly brief ie: MORE RAMIREZ PLEASE!) who either help or not help Harry through the darkest, roughest predictament he's ever been in to date that all leads up to the climax of the book as Harry reaches his final breaking point. In his attempt to survive it he does things that to me I felt was very out-of-character. Which is why I believe the book was aptly titled Changes. This jaw-dropping, adrenaline driven, masterpiece changes Harry Dresden completely and I think the Dresden world as we know it will never be the same. March & Ghost Story can not get here soon enough!

If you are completely new to the Dresden Files, I highly suggest starting with book 1 Storm Front. The world is steadily built up as it goes along and not meant for stand-alone reading. New readers would miss out on the full effect of the series and be lost at many points.

If your up to date, what are you waiting for? Read Changes ASAP! =)

To Purchase Changes click HERE
To View Jim Butcher's website click HERE

5/5 stars (all highly earned)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Eternal Kiss Of Darkness Review

Eternal Kiss Of Darkness
by Jeaniene Frost

“An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.”

More descriptive overview:

Eternal Kiss of Darkness is book two in the Night Huntress World series (spin off to the ever awesome Night Huntress books featuring Cat & Bones) In this book we get a more in-depth look at the previously withdrawn Mencheres, Technically, Bones ‘Grandsire’ but held in thought, as more of a father figure. Mencheres in the Night Huntress series seems closed off and holding something back. You almost get the impression that he has ulterior motives that you just can’t seem to figure out. In EKoD Frost cleverly unravels the mystery that is Mencheres. Through insight and glimpses of his past, slowly the real Mencheres reveals himself, while the reader falls in love with him along the way!

Mencheres’s long life is upended with the entrance of Kira Graceling who unknowingly walks in on his supernatural fight with a pack of ghouls and attempts to save him. After Kira takes what would be a mortal wound, Mencheres, unwilling to let her death be on his conscious, shares his blood to save her. When he goes to remove the memory of the gruesome event he discovers he is unable to mesmerize Kira into forgetting what had just taken place. Leaving only one option: Take Kira captive until he can set things right!

We soon see that Kira’s character is a breath of fresh air. She’s straightforward and strong, not the typical damsel in distress. She’s protective, honest & loyal, keeping her promises even while suffering through torture. Kira is instantly likable, when Mencheres and Kira unite through all the turmoil you can’t help but to root for them. It all leads up to when Mencheres oldest nemesis comes into play to end their ancient feud once and for all. Kira refuses to be used as a pawn, and sets a plan into motion where together they attempt to defeat her lover’s oldest foe!

Random Thoughts:

I enjoyed EKoD very much! I just can’t seem to get enough of the deeper insight the Night Huntress World books give to the beloved characters that we’re first introduced to alongside Cat & Bones in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. My only hope is we soon get to read more of Vlad, who’s brief but ever so amusing parts in EKoD left me begging for more!!!

I have only one minor fault with the book. And that’s the cover itself, (which is completely out of the authors control, mind you) but I can’t help but shake my head at the absurdity of what looks like a child has taken a red marker and drew red dribbles of blood coming from the closed mouth of Mencheres, ruining what would otherwise be a great cover. What was the art department thinking? Not to mention, if anyone had taken the time to read the book in question, I give you a quote from page 77; “She expected his mouth to be stained red, or to see crimson trails zigzagging down his face, but nothing marked his strikingly handsome features.” So why I ask, the need for silly red marker scribbles? A good cover really does give a lot of oomph in selling a book. I don’t like that they cheesed it up, possibly turning away new readers who do judge a book by it’s cover (even though that‘s a huge no-no!) such small screw-up that would have been an easy fix.

Cover aside, all in all this book is a must read, especially for all previous Jeaniene Frost fans! Just as she did with Spade & Denise in First Drop of Crimson (book 1 of Night Huntress World) Mencheres & Kira provide an action filled romance with root-able personalities and of course Frost doesn’t fail to deliver the smexyness, be sure to look for what has to be one of the most memorable smexytime scenes I’ve ever read…that just so happens to take place on the CEILING! ;-)


To Purchase Eternal Kiss Of Darkness click HERE
Check out more about Jeaniene Frost and her previous works at the author's website HERE

Monday, August 2, 2010


This site is a work in progress! Hope to be up and running with my very first review soon! =)