Sunday, April 29, 2012

Reaper Review

Reaper (Soul Screamers 3.5)
By:Rachel Vincent
Published:December 10, 2010

Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him--and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.
Suddenly Tod's future wasn't so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between....

My Thoughts:
I liked learning the story of how Tod became a Reaper. It also made me lean more towards Tod than nash, I'm so confused on which of the two I really like. It was a wonderful novella and It gave back story on Tod that gave you a different view of him as a person Reaper.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Death by Diamonds Review

 Death by Diamonds 
(Vintage Magic #3)
By: Annette Blair
Published:July 6, 2010

Madeira Cutler loves her Vintage Magic boutique, but the 'visions' she gets from the garments can be hard to handle, especially when she knows the owner. At first she's thrilled to receive a package containing the beautifully bejeweled dress she designed for actress and old friend Dominique Delong while in fashion school. But the dress comes with a disturbing message from Dominique, who it seems took her last bow under very mysterious circumstances.

My thoughts:
I loved this book, it was my favorite of the series so far. It had you going from the first page and it also helped that their was some testosterone battles between Nick and Werner, which was amusing and sweet. Mad, of course was playing Nancy Drew as usual and she did so well and managed not to get hurt in the process. Again the characters are awesome as was the storyline. I also loved that Mad's ability was used more in this book than the others and the fact that she is learning how to hone it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Larceny & Lace Review

Published:August 4,2009

Goodreads Synopsis:
Madeira Cutler is busy opening her new vintage clothing store in what was once the town's morgue when she discovers an intruder snooping around a bunch of bones in a body drawer. Now, she'll have to dig up more than the past to solve a crime.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first book in the series, A Veiled deception. I loved the relationship between Mad and Werner, and kinda rooting for him now even though I still like nick. The struggle within Mad to embrace her mothers belief is intriguing because it comes so naturally but she is still unsure. The relationship shift between Harry and Fiona was also charming to read about. The characters just keep growing and you keep learning more about them. A few new characters were introduced in a crazy conspiracy that kept me reading the whole time. Annette Blair is an awesome writer and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Veiled Deception Review

Published:January 29,2009 

Goodreads Synopsis:
 The right dress can be magic; the wrong one murder

From the national bestselling author of Sensation’s Witch series comes the new Vintage Magic Mystery series, featuring Madeira Cutler. While opening her own vintage clothing shop, Maddie must clear her family’s name when her sister’s wedding festivities hit a snag: murder.

My thoughts:
I loved Madeira and her name. I love that clothes "speak" to her and her passion for vintage clothes as well as her other "gift". I also love her unyielding love for her family and her inability to not be heroic. It also helped to have a hot male named Nick Jaconetti to put a little sizzle in the mix. I like the story it was original and interesting. I loved all the different lives being intertwined and how it all got resolved in the end, cuz I'm a sucker for a happy ending.I can't wait to read the other books in the series to find out more about the characters.

My Book Boyfriend {8}

This week I chose FBI agent Nick Janconetti, from A Veiled Deception, book one in the Vintage Magic series by Annette Blair. P.S.-This actor/model's eye are amazingly beautiful!!

Nick Janconetti

Classically Handsome
Like a Roman sculpture come to life 

Nick- "You like how I smell?"
 Madeira-"You know I love Ultraviolet Man, you interfering beast."
Nick-"I do,you impetuous beauty."

{The seat belt sign went on as the flight crew prepared for landing.}Madeira-"Wow, that was fast."
{Tickling her her as he whispered.}Nick-"Don't ever say that to me in bed."
{Hardly likely, he knew how to take his time.}Madeira-"There will be no more of that, mister, if you keep calling me nuts.
Nick-"I didn't, you did."
Madeira-"You didn't deny it."
{He nibbled her ear}Nick-"There will be more, and you'll love it."

I chose this actor/model because he is smokin' and again absolutely love his eyes, plus he fit my vision of a roman sculpture come to life!

Waiting on Wednesday {10}

  Darkness before Dawn
By: J.A. London
Expected Publication: May 29, 2012

This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.

Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters....

This books sounds like it will be good and the cover is beautifully eerie.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {9}

Masque of the Red Death
By: Bethany Griffin
Expected Publication: April 24,2012

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her

I can't wait for this book because it sounds like it will be very interesting and I love the beautifully dark cover as well.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Prissy Fit: Win a Kindle Fire Giveawy!

Prissy Fit is giving away a  kindle fire! You can also win $50 in LPP books or a $25 Amazon gift card.THe Kindle fire is being given away by the publisher of Priscilla the Great, Little Prince Publishing.

Little Prince Publishing is celebrating the 15k sales of author Sybil Nelson. There are tons of ways to enter the contest. One way to get extra entries is to buy copies of LPP books or leave reviews for LPP books. You can start entering on April 16th, but you may want to get ready by reading books now so that you can leave reviews when the contest starts!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Vicious Deep Review

Expected Publication: May 1,2012

Goodreads Synopsis:
For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book,it was well written and the characters were well developed, they give you back story on the main character and his family throughout the book. The story was unique and I love how the authors describes the mermaids and mermen. I also loved how this story was from a merman's point of view because when you think mermaids, you think of girls not the guys. This story has a little bit of romance and some awesome adventure. I am super excited for the books that are sure to come as the ending leaves you wanting more.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Soul to Keep Review

Published: June 1, 2010

Goodreads Synopsis:
Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.Until something does.Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.And so is someone else…

My Thoughts:
I was so mad at this book, Nash was so cute and sweet, dang it! Poor Kaylee she just can't seem to keep trouble away from her and her friends and family. I can't believe how when I went into this book I was team Nash and then by the middle of the book and through the end I switched to team Tod, and his softer side. I can't believe Nash and how he acted and let himself get into the mess he was in. I can't wait to read the next installment and see if it will make me swap teams again or if I'll stay team Tod or if I'll be stuck somewhere in the middle! This book was well written and kept me reading the whole time just like the first two but I do have to say I liked this one and the first one the best number two was good but it wasn't my favorite.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Feature & Follow {9}

This Week's Featured Blogs are:
Gizmos Reviews

Book Briefs 

This Week's Question: 
What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?

My Answer:
I really don't know, I am always scared for books to be turned into movies because I've never seen a book turned movie that lived up to the book, close but not as good. So I guess any book I've ever liked would scare me, Harry Potter being turned into a movie scared me, they were good but not as good as the books, The House of night series being turned into movies worries me and the Alex cross novels being turned in to movies worried me but the two that re out are good but not as good.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {8}

  The Taken
By:Vicki Petersson
Expected Publication: June 12,2012

He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds.

Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel … he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig.

Joining forces, the unlikely avengers take to the streets, hunting a killer whose trail of bodies stretches across Las Vegas and into an immortal netherworld. It is a dangerous trek that lead them into the darkest corners of Sin City and into the heart of an evil conspiracy extending beyond the lights of the Strip that could destory them both.

But destruction isn’t the only threat Griffin faces. The closer he gets to Kit, the more he finds himself bewitched by her mortal charms. Can he resist falling under her spell? And does he want to?

This book sounds awesome, can;t wait to read it, hot ex PI angels and beautiful journalists what combo could be better!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Feature & Follow {8}

This week's featured blogs :

The Talking Teacup

This Week's Question is:
Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

My Answer:
I have not ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review, I don't usually buy books based solely on others reviews because just because someone didn't like a book doesn't mean that I won't like it so I read others reviews, read the summary of the book and then think really hard on whether or not I want to purchase the book.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {7}

Shadow of The Witte Wieven 

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.
Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.
Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?


This book sounds very interesting!

My Book Boyfriend {7}

 This week my book boyfriend is Professor Anson McCord from A Serpent in Turquoise by Peggy Nicholson, He is rugged and hot and a smart-ass, but who doesn't love a little wit!

Professor Anson McCord

wonderfully carved lips
Lean, muscular body
Nice eyes, crinkled at the corners
Dark Brown Hair
Shoulders and buns to die for
sense of humor

" 'Fraid we're way past that. I'm McCord, and who the heck are you? Tell me please I didn't Kiss and agent of the IRs, hell-bent on an audit. I'd have to shoot myself. You're Lorraine who?"

"So say it! 'McCord, I owe you my sorry life. If I know where to find a dino, it's your with a bow on it.' or would you rather I turn around and hang you back in the tree where I found you?

McCord-" Too bad. I was thinking it was time for a siesta."  
Raine-"Considering we broke camp two hours ago, isn't it a bit early to get horizontal?"
McCord-"Who needs to be horizontal? With a little creativity..."

Raine-"I Think I'd fall asleep on you." she smiled against his lips. "Can I have a rain check?"
McCord-"The whole dang checkbook. Cash 'em in anytime. They'll never bounce." His kisses softened, withdrew gradually to her temple, her ear, the top of her shoulder.

I chose Mathew McConaughey to play my Professor Anson McCord because he is hot and could like rugged and I could totally see him making smart retorts like McCord!