Thursday, August 25, 2016

FairyLoot August Unboxing: Dark Deeds


TA-DA! Oh yes, we're going to do this, I'm SO about to show you what's inside this amazing box!

Wait, did someone just ask what it's about and what exactly FairyLoot is? Oh my, please allow me to introduce this magical world to you . . . FairyLoot is a YA Book Subscription Box based in UK (but ships Internationally) focused on fantasy. Every month is different, though. In fact, themes are never the same but always enchanting, and every box is guaranteed to deliver an exciting new title with 4-6 hand selected goodies.

This month's theme was DARK DEEDS and friends and readers of my blog are aware I can't resist villains, so of course I had to get a box full of Evil! Honestly, it was a wise decision and you're going to see why in 3, 2, 1 . . .

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Teaser Tuesday (#79)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat.
Wanna play along? Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two sentences from somewhere on that page, being careful NOT to include spoilers (you don't wanna ruin the book for others!). Also, remember to include title & author as well so, if readers like your teaser, they can add the book to their TBR lists!

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This week's teaser: ROMANCING THE DUKE by Tessa Dare

Any self-respecting rake had two kinds of women in his life: those he took to bed at night and those who made him a pancake in the morning. If he suddenly wanted both from the same woman, it was a warning flag.

~Page 94

What do you think?
Leave a comment with a link to your TT so I can stop by and be teased by them all! ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#29)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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This week's pick: THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake
Expected publication: September 20th, 2016 by HarperTeen

Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. 

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose...it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

"Hard Rules" by Lisa Renee Jones



HARD RULES BY LISA RENEE JONES

SERIES: Dirty Money #1
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: ARC received from the publisher

SUMMARY
The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil. Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.

MY REVIEW

I lost count of how many bloggers suggested me to give anything by this author a go, but the life of a reviewer tends to be quite busy so I also lost track of time, and years passed by... To those who kept 'pushing' me to try Lisa Renee Jones' works, you were right and I get it now: SO good.

The whole plot works great, it intrigues you to the point you don't know when it's time to put the book down. And why would you do that? Each character is captivating in their own way, we're not talking about swooning over themalthough you may find really hard not to do that with Shanebut wondering about their real intentions. Everyone seems to have their personal goal and who knows what trick or person they are willing to use for that purpose. It's like a chess game, but a very dangerous one. And if this wasn't enough to keep you strongly engaged, the chemistry between Shane and Emily will seal the deal. I can tell you the way the author worked the anticipation building deserves a big BRAVA!

"Hard Rules" opens a series filled with power, passion, mystery, suspense and twists that are guaranteed to make you turn page after page and then—when you reach the end—beg for more.

RATING: 4/5

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Teaser Tuesday (#78)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat.
Wanna play along? Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two sentences from somewhere on that page, being careful NOT to include spoilers (you don't wanna ruin the book for others!). Also, remember to include title & author as well so, if readers like your teaser, they can add the book to their TBR lists!

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This week's teaser: LAIR OF THE LION by Christine Feehan

She made him wild, something a DeMarco could ill afford. He could feel his primitive nature rising, calling to him, demanding he embrace it, demanding he take what was his and hold her against all enemies.

~Page 251

What do you think?
Leave a comment with a link to your TT so I can stop by and be teased by them all! ;)
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