Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review Sovereign Hope The Hope Series Frankie Rose


Sovereign Hope

The Hope Series

Frankie Rose
 4stars
Reviewed by:Tonya
Format:Kindle
Published: Frankie Rose
Source:Purchased 
   Gene:Young Adult 

About Book

Meg Calloway is at the edge.
Reeling from her parents’ sudden divorce, fifteen-year old Meg has never felt more alone. Her father is about to marry a woman she can’t stand and her mother’s only companion is an endless supply of alcohol. When Aidan Westwood, an older boy at school, shows interest in her, she grabs on and doesn’t let go, thinking he’s exactly what she needs to help stem her loneliness and despair. She quickly learns that Aidan lives a darker, more dangerous life than she does and the more isolated she feels from her family, the more willing she is to step into Aidan’s world.
As Meg drifts further from her friends, she tries to find comfort with a boy who is opening her eyes up to new things, none of them good. Will she listen to those around her who are warning her that she’s headed down a path of self-destruction?

Or will she fall too far…too fast…too deep?




My Thoughts



This book starts out with action which I like, no leading you up to anything, you start and bang its there. Farley is being followed and as she tries to get to her friend Tess, someone comes to her rescue. A cute someone at that. A fight breaks out, only this is not your typical fight, this one is much bigger and way more explosive. Like I said what a way to start a story. Now I had to keep reading to see what happens,
Farley is a 17 year old girl living on her own after her dad died and her mother disappeared. All her life she has been different, no one ever believed her so she tried to hide it away. Now she is on her own and what she has always tried to hide is coming at her all at once and full force. And what she once believed was the truth, may not be what it seemed after all.
Daniel, stubborn, angry, headstrong Daniel. Chiseled, electrifying, gorgeous Daniel. Oh how he loves to torment and irritate Farley. All the while hiding how he really feels for her. As I am reading I keep thinking to myself why has she not slapped the living tar out of him yet. He needs to lose the ‘tude and the stick in his butt. I know I would have. But I won’t lie I really fell for Daniel almost from the start.
Agatha, what a tiny thing, but that girl packs a punch. She brings Farley to her new home and is the first to finally start telling her about herself and where she is from and who and what Farley is and what she means to a lot of people. She has a good heart this one.
Farley and Daniel do a lot of dancing around each others feelings, you can feel the underlying strained current between them. Like a river churning before the water falls. It has you rushing to the next page to see which one will break first, which one will tell the other how they are really feeling.
There is this amazing car chase scene, that as I am reading I can close my eyes and see it unfolding. Action packed, gun fire, hanging out of windows, bodies flying, smashed vehicles among other things. Excellent read right there.

There are some really emotionally charged moments in this book. Packed full of attitude, tempers, tears and laughter. The author does an amazing job bringing the characters and stories to life. I was reading until I couldn’t see straight and then kept reading some more. Does Daniel die to save Farley? Does the prophecy come true? Does Farley die after all? Does Tess finally get a clue and get on board with everyone? Does Oliver turn on them all? What happens to Agatha? Well get the book & find out for yourself – because I certainly am not going to tell you. LOL







Book Review for Curse of the Dark Witch by Siren Allen


LOVER’S UNCHAINED
CURSE OF THE DARK WITCH
by SIREN ALLEN

 4stars
Reviewed by:Tonya
Format:Kindle
Published: TORRID BOOKS
Source:Purchased 
                      Gene: Erotica Paranormal

About Book

Twenty years ago Jude made a huge mistake resulting in him and four of his best friends being cursed by the Dark Witch. For twenty years he has searched for his mate-the only being able to break the curse placed upon him. Until he finds her he will not be able to release the pent up sexual energy that is driving him insane. On his journey to find his mate he is captured and held prisoner by Lana, a vicious vampiress.
A Sex Crazed Vampiress
Lana is intrigued by Jude’s ability to resist making love to her. She doesn’t know of the curse placed upon him years ago. No matter how hard she tries to seduce him she always fails. His life means nothing to her and she is ready to end his existence, but first she must know what prevents him from succumbing to her seduction. She wonders if it’s her or if Jude is like this with all women. To test her theory Lana places one of her female prisoners, Carissa, and Jude together. To her dismay, sparks ignite between the two captives.

A Witch on a Mission
Carissa is searching for her friend who is rumored to have been captured my Lana and her men. She doesn’t plan on finding love but she can’t resist the attraction she feels for her fellow captive, Jude. She senses the desire raging through him and yearns to ease the tension coursing through his muscled body. However, their lust for one another angers Lana and can only lead to one thing…death for both her and Jude.

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Now that Jude has found his mate he must get them both to safety before Lana destroys them.

Will Jude lose his mate so soon after finding her or will they escape Lana’s wrath and form a bond so strong nothing and no one can break it?

Excerpt

Lana straddled him. She ran her hands up his chest.
Jude kept his eyes closed. “Why didn’t you teleport in?”
“I was trying to be polite.” She licked his nipple. Between her legs, she felt his cock jerk and felt his hardness through her leather suit. She wanted him badly; more importantly, she wanted him to want her. He was an obsession she couldn’t get rid of; a puzzle she couldn’t figure out.
Lana ground her sex against his, drawing a moan from both of their throats.
“I have some friends I want you to meet,” she whispered. She pulled back a little and watched for his reaction. Unfortunately, all he did was yawn; he didn’t even open his eyes.
“Aren’t you a little curious as to who I want you to meet?” Once again, he ignored her. His nonchalance only made her want him more. Every time he ignored her, or pretended to not want her, it only made her work harder to please him and make him want her. Every prisoner she owned would give their last breath to have her show them the amount of attention she wasted on Jude.
Lana licked his nipple again. She refused to give up; defeat was not a feeling she was accustomed to. She placed soft kisses from his nipple up to his neck, and then nibbled along his jaw line. She tried to kiss his lips, but he turned his head causing her to kiss his cheek instead. Lana hissed in frustration.
She was tired of playing games with him. When she told her brother about all the problems this slave was giving her, he asked to borrow Jude for a month to train him, but Lana said no. She wanted to be the one to break him. She gave him plenty of chances to give in to her demands. If she couldn’t have him by choice, she would have him by force.
Without warning, Lana teleported Jude to her bedroom, where they landed on her bed; she quickly climbed off of him.
“Handcuff him to the bed,” she said to her servants waiting in the shadows. She was tired of playing nice. It was time for her to be the bitch he thought she was.

My Thoughts

Seven Mirrors, Seven Realms, a Dark Witch, Death is ruler of one of the realms – the “Realm of Mist”, freaky arms reaching through the mirror that see’s into the “Realm of Dreams”. Oh man did this book grab my attention right from the start. I was excited to see what was in store for me and couldn’t wait to find out. Oh did I forget the Dark Witch? She has a secret… I love a good secret – come on spill – what is it?
The evil vampires Lana loves to capture mortals and immortals alike and use them how she will. She has captured Jude a tracker demon and wants to use him for her sexual conquests. He is, I have to say, rather delicious so I wouldn’t mind that for myself. J But she plans to kill him after for something he did in his past. Something he doesn’t know about, at least not right away. And try as she might, no matter what she tries with him. The only sexual gratification she can get from his is orally. Every time she tries to have sex well let’s just say poor guy needs that little blue pill. Though I am sure for Jude he is glad that she isn’t getting her way.
Jude and his old friends and team mates were cursed by the Dark Witch for something they did a long time ago. And now some 20 years later he is still living with the consequences of those actions. Bound to never again be able to enjoy or have sex with a woman until he finds his one true mate. His only form of gratification is self stimulation or oral and then it is still not fulfilling. WOW talk about some seriously bad luck right there.
The author does an amazing job describing Jude oh lord I wouldn’t mind giving him a go or two or even three. Okay I know I am not his destined mate that would be the lovely Carissa a witch who allowed herself to be captured so she can free her best friend and chameleon Faede. Little does she know Faede had allowed herself to be captured as she learned that her one true mate was within the walls of Lana’s lair?
A man with 20 years of pent up sexual frustration can be one dangerously lethal man, especially once he finds his true mate. I bet the first time they are together would be not only power but very explosive. And when I got to that scene boy was I ever right. Carissa knew what Jude needed and she matched his strength and stamina perfectly. They were made for each other.
If you like paranormal books then this one is for you, chalk full of vampires, demons, chameleons, witches, dragon tattoos that come to live I was so thrilled with all these different characters.
If you like erotica books you will absolutely love this book. The sex scenes within the pages of Lover’s Unchained are down right steam and off the charts. I think my kindle had a melt down. The author leaves nothing out, it is all exposed every steamy detail clearly described and leaves you aching for more.

Oh but the ending – my oh my what an ending – HELLO!!!!!! I want more………










Book Review for If I Fall by Anna Cruise


If I Fall
by Anna Cruise

 4stars
Reviewed by:Tonya
Format:Kindle
Published: Mission Bay Publishing 
Source:Purchased 
                      Gene:Young Adult 

About Book

Meg Calloway is at the edge.
Reeling from her parents’ sudden divorce, fifteen-year old Meg has never felt more alone. Her father is about to marry a woman she can’t stand and her mother’s only companion is an endless supply of alcohol. When Aidan Westwood, an older boy at school, shows interest in her, she grabs on and doesn’t let go, thinking he’s exactly what she needs to help stem her loneliness and despair. She quickly learns that Aidan lives a darker, more dangerous life than she does and the more isolated she feels from her family, the more willing she is to step into Aidan’s world.
As Meg drifts further from her friends, she tries to find comfort with a boy who is opening her eyes up to new things, none of them good. Will she listen to those around her who are warning her that she’s headed down a path of self-destruction?

Or will she fall too far…too fast…too deep?

Excerpt

“All I’m saying is I think you deserve better,” Case said. “From my point of view, anyway. You deserve better.”
I threw my head back on the sofa and laughed. It was a harsh laugh with no mirth. “Most of the time, I don’t think I deserve better.”
“Everyone deserves better.”
“Not me.” I didn’t look at him. “No one else would want me. I’ve royally fucked up. Everything. There isn’t anything better out there. Anything or anyone.”
“Yeah, there is.”
“Oh, really?” I brought my eyes back to him. “And where exactly would I find better?”
It was quiet for a moment. Then he said,“Well, you might start with me.”
My eyes widened. “With you?”
His cheeks flushed just a bit. “You don’t have to sound so surprised.”
I immediately felt bad. “That’s not what I meant. Sorry.”
He laughed. “It’s fine. I’m kidding. About you being surprised. Not about being better.”
“Well how would I know you were better?” I said. “It’s not like you’ve ever asked me out.”
He thought about this for a minute. “So if I asked you out, you’d go?”
I honestly had no idea where the conversation was headed. He was confusing me like crazy and I wasn’t sure what to say to him. I thought maybe he was just screwing around with me.
“Yeah, I would,” I said, calling his bluff.
“What about Aidan?” he asked.
“What about him?” I said, shrugging. “You just pointed out all the reasons I shouldn’t be with him. Maybe you’re right and I’ve just been too dumb to see it.”
I didn’t know if I believed what I was saying but it felt like the truth was on the wall, some message that everyone had deciphered but me. And I was going to try my hardest to translate it, however I could.
He stared at me for a long time. I didn’t say anything, just stared into those eyes that were always friendly, always honest.








My Thoughts

I felt such an instant connection to Meg. Going through a divorce and having children, one of them being a daughter I instantly connected. I could close my eyes and see my daughter. No I am not saying my daughter did the things that Meg does in this book. But the pain she was feeling, the confusion, feeling of being unloved, not sure which way is up or down at any given moment. I remember my kids especially my daughter going through many of those very same feelings.
When Meg meets Aiden and what happens the first time they get together I am already on momma alert yelling “RUN GIRL ~ GET OUT RIGHT NOW WHILE YOU CAN!!!” but alas yelling at my kindle does no good. Meg falls and she falls pretty hard. She goes through some serious stuff, does some stupid things, sex, drugs, alcohol, ditching her friends for a new, not-so-good, ground, breaking rules that normally she wouldn’t.
Her dad has left for another woman, her mother has shut herself in her room and alcohol is her best friend leaving Meg to try and manage through this upheaval in her life and figure out what to do. Through the outburst with her father and his new wife, the final crashing of her mother, the loser Aiden (and boy is he a loser), the loss of her best friend Jada, there is one bright and shining star that is always consistent – Case, sweet, adorably cute, always there – Case.
This book is a good hard look at the reality of teenage life, drama, choices both good and bad and the consequences that come from those choices. Of broken hearts, broken trust, growth and realization.
I loved this book – 4 Stars all the way










Whiskey Lullaby by Dawn Martens and Emily Minton Cover Reveal and Giveaway !





Book Info-
Title: Whiskey Lullaby
Series: Love Songs #1
By: Dawn Martens & Emily Minton

Blurb-

Julie Walker thought she found true love with Jase. Until he betrayed her in the worst way, with one of her best friends. Devastated and heartbroken she runs away,leaving behind her family and friends. She starts a new life filled with secrets.

When Julie meets Dean, she thinks he is the answer to all her prayers, but Dean isn’t who she thinks he is. 

 Jase Gibson is a player. Even when he had the girl of his dreams, he still played.  When he lost Julie, his life fell apart.  He turned to whiskey and women, to fill the void. But, only Julie will ever make him whole.

Nine years later, Julie's back home but shes not alone. What will happen when all of Julie's secrets are uncovered?

Jase vowed that if he ever got her back, he would do right by her and never let her go.  Will he let Julie's secret keep them apart?

When Julie's  ex-husband refuses to be her ex, Jase must choose to help her or hang on to his anger. 

Jase and Julie have to find a way to give their whiskey lullaby a happy ending.









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Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-Songs-Series/387259901375277?ref=hl

About the Authors-





 Dawn Martens: I'm Dawn. I co-wrote a two books (Chase and Kade) with fellow author Chantal Fernando, in the Resisting Love. We went solo on three of the books, she wrote Ryder, and she is writing James, and I'm writing Derek.
Also working on a book currently with my friend Isabella Bearden, called A Second Chance!
AND I'm currently writing a book with good friend Emily Minton called Whiskey Lullaby.
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. Yes I read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think.
I'm a beta reader for many authors, I'm on a few authors ARC list, because apparently I'm THAT awesome. ;) And I also edit. Not a professional, but I do help a few with that.
I have two children, 5&2, and have another on the way. They bug the shit outta me, but hey, that's what kids are supposed to do. ;) Married since 2007. He's amazing, but he's also a bigger pain in my ass than my kids are.
I love to read, and I love being able to write stories that *I* want to read!
I couldn't do this without the help of some very special friends!

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Emily Minton: I'm Emily.  I am the proud mother of two lovable but irritating teenagers. I have been married for over twenty years, but I would gladly trade my husband for Tatumn Jackson any day!
If you are wondering who that is, you need to read Sweet Dreams by KA now. Kristen Ashley is my queen!
I love to read.  I am a complete mommy porn junkie!  I have more books on my kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but I will get to them all eventually!
I am also an avid blogger.  I love to share my favorite books and pimp my favorite authors.
I am currently writing my first book with the amazing Dawn Martens. I hope you all enjoy Whiskey Lullaby!


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Prizes: Chase and Kade eBooks and $5.00 Amazon Giftcard





   










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Book Review For Now or Never by A.J. Bennett


Now or Never
by A.J. Bennett

 4stars
Reviewed by:Tonya
Format:Kindle
Published: A.J. Bennett
Source:Purchased 
                      Gene: Contemporary Romance      

About Book

Twenty-one year old Grayson Alexander finally breaks away from an abusive relationship and finds herself free for the first time in three years.

Determined to enjoy her new-found freedom, Grayson is intent on sticking with 'no strings attached' relationships—one-night stands, and steamy sex.

But she didn't plan on Derrick. 

Her attraction to the sexy man in uniform quickly turns into an unhealthy relationship. They both try to resist the pull, but neither can stay away. 

When tragedy strikes, Grayson realizes it's now or never—walk away or make it work




 




My Thoughts


Okay I woke up at 10 am and made my coffee and waffles and dug into this book and at 5 pm stomach growling I was finishing the book. OMG this was an amazing read. I fell in love with Grayson right from the start, lord that girl what a mess of a relationship she was in but oh her strength to finally realize she had to get away, and to actually go through with it. I was rooting her on from the start. 

Her twin sister Luna yeah I loved her too - totally opposite of Grayson but almost like her other half, the part of her she wasn't was in Luna and vice versa. And though I admit Grayson did a few things that I wouldn't do or condone for that matter she sure was having fun with those gorgeous men while doing it LOL I will give her that. 

But Derrick oh man can I say my tongue hung out the entire time he was around, I think I drooled more over him than any guy in a book in a while. Phew I love a man in uniform but his calm, cool, demeanor and his undeniably good looks. And his hidden secret, he was a package I would have gone for if Grayson weren't in the picture. :) 

I loved the chemistry these two had, and was laughing when Grayson was laying out the ground rules for their "secret" relationship. One that was supposed to be forbidden per her brother and others in her family. But a girl has to follow her heart right. And hey if mom says he is the one then who is to argue that. 

The constant doubts, trust issues, then the accident, the truth coming out on both sides. MMMMmmm made for a great story. 

The sex scenes in this book are phenomenal quiet detailed I must say, thank goodness for the air conditioner because I am telling you my poor kindle was steaming throughout this book. 

The author does a fabulous job drawing you in, telling you about the characters, making you feel a part of the story, like you are one of the characters involved right there watching all of it unfold before your eyes. Hands down this is an A+++ book and hope that the author might continue their story. I so would love to see what happens with Grayson and Derrick.