Monday, June 27, 2016

Down to my soul review

Down to my soul
Written by: Kennedy Ryan
Published By: Kennedy Ryan
Publish Date: March 29, 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
RHYSON

She doesn't wear my ring.
We never stood before a preacher.
The only vows exchanged were between our bodies; between our souls.
But she was mine and I was hers until I ruined it. I have to believe that every day, every step, every breath brings me closer to making things right.
To making her mine again.

KAI

I've seen promises broken.
I know love makes no guarantees.
But things were different for Rhys and me, until he lied, and I walked away. Only there's a chain between our hearts that I can't break. Even if I forgive him, a shadow from my past hangs over us; over this love that reaches all the way down to my soul.

My thoughts:
This is the second book in the soul series written by Kennedy Ryan. Rhyson and Kai have managed to mess things up, however they both love each other so much. Rhyson has only seen examples of love from his controlling parents and doesn't know how to show it properly. Kai has been hurt by a man she loved so dearly and is unsure how to trust. They both took a chance to be together but because neither is really sure how to love they pushed each other away. What needs to be learned for them to mend their broken feelings. Can they manage to make love be enough and work through their issues. Kai just wants to do what she's always loved and do it by herself without anyone saying they are the reason she made it. Rhyson has the fame and can see Kai's talent but loves her and wants to protect her from the vultures in the industry. Can Rhyson make up for his mistake and can Kai truly count on him to be there for her? I really enjoy this series very much.

Monday, June 20, 2016

My soul to Keep review

My soul to Keep
Written By: Kennedy Ryan
Published by: Kennedy Ryan
Publish Date: November 13, 2015

Goodreads synopsis:
KAI

I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music.
Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way, making my mark. I can’t afford to fall for one of music's brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I’m holding on tight with both hands. I won’t let go, not even for Rhyson Gray.

RHYSON

I had one thing in my life that mattered – music. The only constant, it’s taken me to heights most people only dream about; a gift dropped in my lap at birth. I thought it was enough. I thought it was everything until I met Kai. Now she’s all I think about, like a song I can't get out of my head. If I have to chase her, if I have to give up everything - I will. And once she's mine, I won't let go.  


My Thoughts:
I really love this story and the characters in it. I'm usually more drawn to fantasy or paranormal books but I love the romance in this book. Kai and Rhyson have that instant connection but they try to resist it and even with the connection they share, they can't stop themselves from getting in their own way. Kai is a very wonderful character she is so full of depth and is very relatable. Rhyson is this amazing star who loves music but is damaged and broken inside. Kai's backstory is full of pain and happiness and guilt and it felt so real while reading.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ceruleans Print Party


This series spans over five books:

Death Wish:Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her estranged sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit. Running away from school, joining a surfing fraternity, partying hard: that sounds like Sienna. But suicide? It makes no sense.

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to an isolated English cove with grand plans to uncover the truth. Alone. But she hasn’t reckoned on meeting two boys who are determined to help her. Luke: the blue-eyed surfer who’ll see the real Scarlett, who’ll challenge her, who’ll save her. And Jude: the elusive drifter with a knack for turning up whenever Scarlett’s in need.

As Scarlett’s quest for the truth unravels, so too does her grip on reality as she’s always known it. Because there’s something strange going on in this little cove. A dead magpie circles the skies. A dead deer watches from the undergrowth. Hands glow with light. Warmth. Power.

What transpires is a summer of discovery. Of what it means to conquer fear. To fall in love. To choose life. To choose death.

To believe the impossible.


Forget Me Not:Death is stalking Scarlett Blake. As if the encroaching darkness in her head wasn’t enough, she’s become disturbingly accident prone. Falling off a cliff isn’t ideal when all you want is as much time as possible to live, to love.

Her fate is horrifying. Unbearable. And inescapable. No one can save Scarlett from The End that’s looming. Not Jude, the Cerulean who is intent on Claiming her. Not Luke, the boy who is intent on loving her.

The clock is ticking, louder with every heartbeat. Now Scarlett must decide how best to protect the people she loves. Will she trust in Jude and the life-after-death he promises? Will she stand against the Fallen, who have her sister captive? Will she carry the burden of her death alone – every headache, every hallucination, every wrenching, aching emotion?

And when the clock falls silent, when the darkness eclipses the light, will Scarlett fight for life? Or will she have no choice but to surrender?


 Wild Blue Yonder:
When Scarlett Blake chose life-after-death as a Cerulean, she expected to grieve for all she left behind: her boyfriend, her best friend, her mother, her home. But at least Cerulea, her heaven, would be… well, heavenly. Right?

Wrong.

The world in which Scarlett awakens is very far from her idea of a utopia. Picturesque, sure, and serene. But there can be no paradise within the unforgiving walls of a prison, be they of cold, hard stone or beautifully blue water.

Now Scarlett faces her hardest decision yet: be a good, dutiful Cerulean, or be true to herself and fight for freedom.

And if she can find a way to escape, what then? Can she finally reunite with her lost sister? Can she save Sienna from the murderous Fallen? Can she evade her destiny with the Ceruleans?

Can Scarlett Blake ever reclaim her life-before-death… or must she let go of all she loves?

Devil in the Deep:
Scarlett is living her happy-ever-after, back in the real world. Only the ‘happy’ part is proving problematic.

For starters, there’s the isolation. Being a Cerulean among humans is fraught with risk, so her time with people can only be fleeting. Which means being with Luke but not being with Luke.

Then there’s her Cerulean light, her power over life and death. Less awesome talent, as it turns out, and more overwhelming responsibility. And it comes with rules – rules that are increasingly difficult to obey.

But what’s really pushing Scarlett to the precipice is something much bigger than herself, than her life in the cove. A force to be reckoned with:

Blood.

When long-buried truths are exposed, will Scarlett keep her head above water – or will she drown in the blood-dimmed tide that is unleashed?

Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully:

With her mother’s life hanging in the balance, Scarlett is devastated – and done with being in the dark. She wants answers, all of them.

But when was her pursuit of the truth ever straightforward?

Pulling a single thread impels a great unravelling. And each revelation will force Scarlett to rethink what she thought she knew about the Ceruleans, the Fallen, her family – herself.

All that came before was a mere prelude to this, the last journey. From London to Twycombe to Hollythwaite to Cerulea, Scarlett will be stalked by the ghosts of what has been, what may have been and what may come to pass. Until she reaches the place where it all began, and it all must end.

But in the final reckoning, none will survive unscathed. And some will not survive at all.

In this explosive conclusion to The Ceruleans series, all must be defined by their actions: sinner, saint… or something more beautiful entirely?


If you haven't had a chance to read this wonderful series, you should definitely check it out. The author Megan Tate is having a giveaway on her page http://megantayte.com/giveaways/


Megan Tayte bio


Once upon a time a little girl told her grandmother that when she grew up she wanted to be a writer. Or a lollipop lady. Or a fairy princess fireman. ‘Write, Megan,’ her grandmother advised. So that’s what she did.

Thirty-odd years later, Megan is a professional writer and published author by day, and an indie novelist by night. Her fiction – young adult romance with soul – recently earned her the SPR’s Independent Woman Author of the Year award.

Megan grew up in the Royal County, a hop, skip and a (very long) jump from Windsor Castle, but these days she makes her home in the village of Standish, Greater Manchester. She lives with her husband, a proud Scot who occasionally kicks back in a kilt; her son, a budding artist with the soul of a palaeontologist; and her baby daughter, a keen pan-and-spoon drummer who sings in her sleep. When she's not writing, you'll find her walking someplace green, reading by the fire, or creating carnage in the kitchen as she pursues her impossible dream: of baking something edible.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Havoc Review




Havoc
by: Nina Levine

Goodreads Synopsis: Meet Havoc...

I was happy doing my own thing.
No connections.
No demands.
No problems.
Just me, my club and a whole lot of dirty work to take care of.
She never wanted a biker.
She wanted stability and I gave up on that years ago.
We tried to fight it.
Neither of us wanted it.
But she calms my fury and I show her a man who accepts every part of her.
Now we're trying to figure out how to be together.
Because when the need for each other is this strong, to deny it will only cause complete havoc.



My Thoughts:

     Havoc is the 8th installment of the Storm MC series written by Nina Levine. I have read this whole series and seem to fall more in love with each new book. Havoc is a member of Storm MC and he is the go to guy when you need something real bad done to somebody. Havoc keeps women for a night and then moves on. Carla usually isn't in to bikers but Havoc has caught her eye and she's determined to have him for the night. Havoc and Carla are very different but the couldn't be more made for each other. Can Carla calm the beast that is Havoc? I love this book just as much as the rest, I love how we get to see a piece of each members life and then the other members show up in the other books. Nina is a phenomenal writer and I am extremely excited to read more of her work.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Havoc by Nina Levine Cover reveal & giveaway

Book 8 in the bestselling Storm MC series by Nina Levine is coming on March 8th 
Title: Havoc
Series: Storm MC #8
Author: Nina Levine
Genre: MC Romance
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser from Romantic BookAffair Designs
Photographer: Sara Eirew
Models: Mike Chabot and Carolyn Seguin
Release Date: March 8th, 2016
This is a stand alone biker romance. You do not need to have read any other books in the series to read this one.
I was happy doing my own thing. No connections. No demands. No problems. Just me, my club and a whole lot of dirty work to take care of. She never wanted a biker. She wanted stability and I gave up on that years ago. We tried to fight it. Neither of us wanted it. But she calms my fury and I show her a man who accepts every part of her. Now we're trying to figure out how to be together. Because when the need for each other is this strong, to deny it will only cause complete havoc.
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GIVEAWAY
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about alpha men and the strong, independent women they love.
When she isn't creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate. 
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 monthly keyword reading challenge

2016 monthly keyword reading challenge

This challenge involves six keywords for each month, the book has to have that keyword in the title. For more information and sign-ups please click the link below.


http://www.mysoulcalledlife.com/2016-monthly-key-word-reading-challenge/



Here are the monthly keywords:
  •  January
    •  Crowd, Girl, The, Bad, Soul, Soft
  • February
    •  Veil, Kiss,Her, Break, Love, Stars
  • March
    •  Game, Fire, Darkness, School, Like, Change
  • April
    •  Far, Life, Stay, One, War, Thorns
  • May
    •  Cure, Trial, Family, Key, Thief, Bend
  • June
    •  Moon, In, Only, Whisper, Sleep, Trap
  • July
    •  Rose, Sun, Clock, Day, Angel, Unto
  • August
    •  Prince, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now
  • September
    •  Wind, Color, Touch, At, How, Sweet
  • October
    •  Rock, Ghost, Fall, Away, Sky, Storm
  • November
    •  Dream, Holiday, And, Of, Dawn, Beautiful
  • December 
    • End, Promise, Everlasting, Ice, Snow, My

  1. January- The three Graces by Michele Wolfe
  2. February- The one you love by Paul Pilkington
  3. March- Fight like a girl by Dawn Pendleton
  4. April- After Life, Inc. by S.R. Ellis
  5. May- Thief of Hearts: Wanted: Slayer Tales by D.L. Snow
  6. June- Black Moon Draw by Lizzy Ford
  7. July-Angel Fire by Valmore Daniels
  8. August- The shadow prince by Stacey O'Neale
  9. September- Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner
  10. October- The ghost and the graveyard by Genevieve Jack
  11. November- Rising Dawn by E.I. Jennings
  12. December- Snow Globe by Jeanne Skartsiaris

'16 Debut Author Challenge

'16n Debut Author Challenge


I've done this challenge before, I've never finished it but I still like to try because I love to read and find new authors to love. For more information and to sign up please click the button below.



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