Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Serpent in Turquoise Review

Published:November 7,2006 

Goodreads Synopsis:
Careening down a winding pass in Mexico to escape a truckload of goons wasn't how dinosaur hunter Raine Ashaway planned to meet Anson McCord, the archaeologist who'd written her regarding a possible fossil find. She'd expected the professor to be a fossil himself, but McCord's more Indiana Jones than the Mummy. And when he describes a lost Aztec city whose people worshipped a god resembling a never-before-seen species of triceratops, the news gets her blood pumping as much as his sexy Texan smile. Raine's ready to seek the city of the Feathered Serpent with McCord, but can she trust him to share the spoils?
It may not matter--others will do "anything" to keep them from finding it

My Thoughts:
This book was action packed from the very beginning.  You were thrown into action and adventure throughout the whole book.I loved all the Aztec stories, and legends wound into the story, it was wonderful and intriguing. The characters were well developed and had depth, the relationship in the story actually had time to bloom but was still a little quick for me. The main characters Raine and McCord were both driven, determined and stubborn which made for a wonderful dialogue between the two.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Recommends {2}


This Friday I'm Recommending Stuck with You by Trish Jensen!

Goodreads synopsis:
 As lawyers on opposing sides of a messy divorce case, Paige Hart and Ross Bennett ought to have kept matters purely professional, yet Paige and Ross came to loathe each other with an intensity that was strictly
personal. The bad blood between them takes on an unexpected new dimension when the infuriated pair is forced to share a hospital room, when they're quarantined after being exposed to the rare and highly contagious Tibetan Concupiscence Virus that's reputed to shift sensual desire into high gear. When symptoms (which a non medical person might mistake for pure and simple lust) start showing up way ahead of schedule, the lawyers' objections to each other are overruled -- and they enjoy every minute of it. But, after the doctors declare that the disease has run its course, Paige and Ross are still feverish with a longing for one another that they hope will never be cured. When the verdict comes in, will they be sentenced to life -- in love? The trend toward funny, sexy contemporary romance has been around for a while, but Trish Jensen offers readers a fresh (in both senses of the word) take on this popular genre.

I love this book. It was hilarious and amazingly written, I love the characters and the plot! I was laughing the whole time, it was well worth the time it took to read it and it is definitely one of my favorite books and authors now!The author is really nice as well.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday {7}

This week's Featured blogs are:

Alluring Reads

This Week's Question is: 

Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?

My Answer:
I don't read two books at once but i do post the next two books I plan to read up at the same time and a lot of time just post the reviews at the same time, I occasionally read two books at once but it's very rare.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Book Boyfriend {6}

My book Boyfriend this week is Ross Bennett From Trish Jensen"s Stuck with you. This book is hilarious and amazing I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Ross is so hot and has a quick wit but super charming.

Ross Bennett

Divorce Lawyer
Teak colored Hair (kinda like a honey blond)
Hazel eyes
Great nose and legs
Nice jaw
"A smile that could entice a nun."-Loved this line from the book

He Banged his fist on her desk and then ran his fingers through his hair, "Dammit, Paige, I know I hesitated there for a while about making any permanent kind of commitment, but I was only because I wanted to be so sure. I told you before that I do this once and only once."

"Do What?" 

I chose Kellan because he is hot and I could so she him being dressed in a suit and being quick witted and charming! Plus even when he isn't showing his teeth when he smiles, If I was a nun he would prob make me rethink the celibacy!

Waitin on wednesday {7}

By:Lesley Livingston
Expected publication:August 15,2012 

"Love is just the beginning... of the end."

Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.

As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?

Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling

Monday, March 19, 2012

Stuck with You Review

Published:September 1, 2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
As lawyers on opposing sides of a messy divorce case, Paige Hart and Ross Bennett ought to have kept matters purely professional, yet Paige and Ross came to loathe each other with an intensity that was strictly
personal. The bad blood between them takes on an unexpected new dimension when the infuriated pair is forced to share a hospital room, when they're quarantined after being exposed to the rare and highly contagious Tibetan Concupiscence Virus that's reputed to shift sensual desire into high gear. When symptoms (which a non medical person might mistake for pure and simple lust) start showing up way ahead of schedule, the lawyers' objections to each other are overruled -- and they enjoy every minute of it. But, after the doctors declare that the disease has run its course, Paige and Ross are still feverish with a longing for one another that they hope will never be cured. When the verdict comes in, will they be sentenced to life -- in love? The trend toward funny, sexy contemporary romance has been around for a while, but Trish Jensen offers readers a fresh (in both senses of the word) take on this popular genre.

My Thoughts:
I loved this book it had me laughing the whole time, and I even found myself blushing occasionally. Ross is super sexy, intelligent and very caring. Paige is independent, loves her family and very smart. The author gave a lot of background on the characters which really gave them serious depth. The characters seemed so real and relate-able, it made it easy to fall  in love with them. The story line was hilarious,The characters were believed to come into contact with the Tibetan Concupiscence Virus, which increases sexual desire immensely,(who would have thought I would ever find a virus that I might not mind having...LOL) and get stuck in the same hospital room together, and they already know each other because they are lawyers and they aren't to excited to be stuck there, then "the virus" takes over and they become lustful for each other (talk about a bad situation looking better...literally.). This book has definitely become one of my favorites and I will be checking out more books by Trish Jensen.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday {6}

This Week's Features are:
The Fairytale Nerd 

 This week's Question:
  What is the best book you've read in the last month? What is the worst book you've read in the last month?

The Best Book I've read in the Last Month:
 Demon Crossings by:Eleri Stone
I haven't read a book that uses the legends of the Norse gods and it kept u guessing for a while what was going on so you stayed interested!

The Worst Book I've Read in a little over the last Month:
Deep into the Heart of a Rose By: G.T. Denny
I was just continually lost in this book, I could never grasp enough of what was going on to make sense of it, it did have some good poems in it. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {6}

Wicked Nights
By: Gena Showalter
Expected Publication: June 26,2012 

 From the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld comes a dark, seductive new series featuring angels poised at the brink of destruction…

Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed too dangerous, too ruthless, and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred . . . until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he’s never before known.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation—or her ultimate damnation?

I Chose this because I love Gena Showalter and this book sounds amazing!!

Demon Crossings Review

Published: January 2,2012 

Goodreads Synopsis:
Private investigator Grace tracks a kidnapped child to middle-of-nowhere Iowa. Encountering a strange creature she knows can't be a local animal, she doesn't need her psychic abilities to figure out the sleepy town is not what it seems. When she meets the intriguing Aiden, she's plunged into a world of Norse gods and fire demons where the Wild Hunt still rides the night.

Aiden needs Grace's help to cross the portal between worlds and rescue his daughter. Grace is unlike any woman he's ever met. He's drawn to her courage, distressed by her vulnerability, and doubtful of her motives. But he knows that her visions are the key to defeating the enemy and bringing everyone home alive.

Grace wants a future with Aiden, even if it means she'll never have a normal life. When a test run to the portal takes a terrifying turn, they must learn to finally trust each other or Aiden's daughter, and their chance at love, will be lost forever...

My Thoughts:
I loved this book, Aiden was super Hot and caring and Grace was strong, independent and fiery. I loved the use of the Norse legends in the book, I've never read another book that used the norse gods for the basis and I liked it a lot. The characters were well developed and their relationships had depth. I love the bonds between the characters.

My Book Boyfriend {5}

This week's book boyfriend comes from the book Demon Crossing by Eleri Stone, and his name is Aiden and he is o swoon worthy!


Big Strong Arms
Broad Chest
Sandy Brown hair
Pale Gray Eyes
About 40

He Stroked a rough finger down her cheek, across her lips. She pretended not to notice his hand shaking. "What do you see?" 
"A home. A Family." She kissed him, soft and timid. "Love." 
He pulled her in close, rubbed his cheek against her hair and let out a shaky breath. "I Love you." he said fiercely, as if he could force her to accept it. 
"I know." 
He Wrapped her up tight in his arms. She shifted around until she got comfortable on all those hard angles. "There's only one thing." 

I chose Gerard Butler to play My Aiden because Aiden was described as rugged and worked a farm and of course he was strong and broad and hot so Gerard fit perfectly.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Devil and Her Love Song Review

   A Devil and Her Love Song
By: Miyoshi Tomori
Published: February 17,2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
Meet Maria Kawai--she's gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes her sharp tongue, it's no wonder some consider her to be the very devil Maria's difficult ways even get her kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace...
Maria's frank nature gains her more enemies at her new school, but her angelic singing voice inadvertently catches the attention of Yusuke Kanda and Shin Meguro. Can these boys mend her hardened heart, or will they just end up getting scorched?

My Thoughts:
It was pretty good, a little confusing, because I don't really understand why everyone is so mean to Maria. Yusuke just wants to get along with everyone and tries to help Maria but it ends up backfiring. Shin seems like your every day bad boy who doesn't care about anything...except Maria that is! I want to read volume two so maybe I will understand a little better.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday {5}

This week's Featured blogs and question:


Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

This cover was just boring and I didn't instantly want to pick it up and read it, however I know Covers can be decieving both by being beautiful and the book itself bad and by being not so hot and the book itself being really good. SO i read the description on the back and bought it. I'm glad I did cuz I loved this series and read it way before the show for it came out. It was well written and captivating and better than the show but hated the fact that there were only three books in the series.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day 2012

 Let's Celebrate Women...We are amzing and important girls, Don't ever forget it!!!!

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.

IWD 100 years
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 

Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.
n 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result.
Following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic 'Triangle Fire' in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This disastrous event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women's Day events. 1911 also saw women's 'Bread and Roses' campaign.
On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. In 1913 following discussions, International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March and this day has remained the global date for International Wommen's Day ever since. In 1914 further women across Europe held rallies to campaign against the war and to express women's solidarity.
On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.
1918 - 1999
Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women's rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 1975 was designated as 'International Women's Year' by the United Nations. Women's organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women's advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.
2000 and beyond
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.
The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.
However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.
GoogleAnnually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'.
So make a difference, think globally and act locally !! Make everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beauty in the Beast Review

Published: March 5,2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
Journeying by steam-powered sled to London's Frost Fair to perform, Tara and three friends are trapped in a blizzard in the woods. A gruff, handsome stranger offers them shelter-and wants one thing in return. Stories.

The travellers are glad to oblige. Their host, Rolph, is especially captivated by Tara's story of an orphaned girl raised by the Fae in the world of the spirits. Equally intrigued by Rolph, and aware of an electric pull between them, Tara encourages him to share a story of his own. When Rolph weaves a tale of a man who is doomed by his own folly to turn into a wolf at the full moon, Tara suspects there is more than a grain of truth in his words.

When the veil between the mortal and spiritual worlds is parted, and danger threatens, will Tara make the ultimate sacrifice to save Rolph?

My Thoughts:
I liked this story, It was basically a different take on Beauty and the beast and I liked it, Tara was a storyteller and told an amazing story and then Rolph told an equally amazing story, that left you wondering if they were the subjects of their story. Then the truth is revealed and you get a happy ending which I love! The only thing I didn't like was how short it was, I got the ebook version and it was only 92 pages long and I would have loved more time for the relationship to develop.

Waiting on Wednesday {5}

Expected Publication: june 26,2012

I died on a Thursday—killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul.
The good news? He didn’t get it.
The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…

Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much
harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent
“recovering,” she’s back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend.

But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim
stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won’t keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn’t just gambling with her own life…

My Book Boyfriend {4}

Like I said last Week I 'm doing another male lead from Supernatural Devices by Kailin Gow, cuz I had two from the book and decided to do Lord Cruces darthmoor last week and Tavian this week so enjoy.

Tan Skin
Deep Green Eyes, outlined deep black
Dark wavy hair, just past shoulders

"Exactly what are you?" Scarlett asked. Tavian Smiled "I could dodge that too, you know, if I wanted. But I won't. Will you stand up a moment, Scarlett?" Scarlett stood, unsure of what it had to do with getting an answer to her question, but willing to trust Tavian enough to go along with it. Tavian stood too, looking into her eyes for a moment. "It is easier if I show you what I am than to tell you," he said "and anyway, I have wanted to do this since I saw you. especially since the vampire has already come clos eto making up your mind." That should probably have warned scarlett what was coming next. With a delicacy that surprised her, Tavian slid his hand to the back of Scarlett's head and kissed her. From almost the moment their lips met, Scarlett found her head filled with images. It should not have been possible, but she could see them clearly, could almost feel them.

My book boyfriend this week is played by bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, with some contacts he could have the green eyes, but he just seemed to fit the gypsy look better than any other actor I could find. so enjoy ladies.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ghostbusters Volume 1

Expected Publication: March 20,2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?

Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?

Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter, or ghost?

If the answer is yes, call the professionals!

Psychokinetic energy is on the rise again, business is booming for the boys, and Ray is troubled by what could be a prophetic dream. Is this an ill omen of an upcoming apocaplypse, or just a little indigestion?

My Thoughts:
I liked this story, I love the Ghostbusters. I liked that this story had the stay puft man, and the green boogie ghost, sorry can't remember what they called it. The illustrations were great,  I liked how at the end The Paranormal Contracts commission was talking about how the Ghostbusters might be letting things out to stay in business. I like all the concept art at the end and the cute fan art of stay puft.

Witchblade Redemption Volume 4 review


Published:February 14,2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
In this volume, Sara Pezzini must defeat the ancient Babylonian goddess-queen Tiamat, who has returned after centuries with an ax to grind with the Witchblade bearer.

Also in this volume, the oversized, landmark 150th issue of Witchblade where Internal Affairs closes in on Sara's mystical secret, forcing her to choose between her role as Witchblade bearer and detective

My Thoughts:
I love the illustrations, they are beautiful and detailed, and I love all the color. as for the story I wish I would have read the others to really get a back story but it was pretty good, I like the battle of good and evil and seems to be the theme for all comics and graphic novels. I would prefer to read the physical version instead of a digital one, graphic novels just seem way better in the physical form.