Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Review: Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout

Goodreads Summary: Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

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The ending of this series is bittersweet!! This is one of my favorite series and anytime I can recommend this to the teens that come in the library I do. Opposition is the last installment of the Lux series. I have really enjoyed the journey with Kat and Daemon since I first put my hand on Obsidian. As I have always said, I love when I can put myself in the story and I feel like I am right there with the characters. This series has done just that and I could not have been anymore happy reading it. 

In the beginning of Opposition it picks up right after the cliffhanger at the end of Origin. I know that cliffhanger had me screaming NOOOOOOOO!! all the way. It left you wondering about so many things especially the relationship with Kat and Daemon. 

There are a lot of things that are coming to light in this last installment and some questions are answered. Daemon is one of the best book boyfriends that any fangirl can have. His love for Kat is so beautiful. There is no reason to doubt anything when it comes to her. If anything his love becomes stronger day by day.

Kat has grown so much through out the series. I loved her character and I love how she transitioned through out the series. She love Daemon just as much as he loves her and just like Daemon, her love grows for him day by day. They realized that they are better together than apart. 

There is more action, love(hehe), and a few new characters are introduced. The whole gang just fits into one big happy family. Even though they all suffered pain and loss they realize that with each other they will make it and survive. They each hold the glue to keeping everyone together. There isn't much to say except that I did not want this series to end. I fell in love with it but as the old saying goes "All things good must come to an end" lol

Rating 5stars
Recomend? Yassss!!!! 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cover Reveal: Under My Skin (Bistro La Boheme #2) by Alix Nichols



~Book Details~
Title and Author: Under My Skin by Alix Nichols
No. of Pages: 130 Pages
Series: Bistro La Boheme #2
Publication Date: October 11, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

~Blurb~
UNDER MY SKIN is the second novel in the addictive BISTRO LA BOHEME series. This delightful Parisian version of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" will entertain you with a gripping story, endearing characters and sizzling romance. 

A tall well-dressed guy entered the bistro, dripping rain and hotness. He stopped by the door and surveyed the room searching for someone, his gaze lingering on the females...until it met Jeanne's. He beamed and walked toward her, his eyes trained on her and full of warmth. Did he know her? Was she supposed to know him? 

Feisty bartender Jeanne and geek-turned-hottie Mat embark on an emotional and sensual roller coaster, as their paths cross at an engagement party, a baptism and a wedding... not counting all the other times they "accidentally" run into each other. 

And miserably fail to behave with propriety. 

But Mat is an ambitious politician running for mayor of his hometown and going steady with an exquisite woman. He knows exactly where he wants to be five years from now. 

Falling for Jeanne all over again is definitely NOT part of his plan.



~Excerpt~

A tall well-dressed guy entered the bistro, dripping rain and hotness. He stopped by the door and surveyed the room. Must be looking for Rob, Jeanne thought. She tried to peel her gaze off him and focus on the conversation around her. Easier said than done. Aside from his general attractiveness, the stranger was full of contrasts that mesmerized her.
He had long legs and narrow hips, yet his upper body was deliciously brawny. The poor fellow must have a hard time finding suits that fit. Speaking of suits, his was a sleek number cut from the finest, smoothest wool to grace La Bohème on her watch. The trendy jacket overlaid the lines of his V-shaped torso as if it were tailor-made. Which it probably was. On top of all that, his friendly clean-shaven face sported a masculine nose and a firm jawline.

Just as the mysterious hunk turned to survey her side of the room, Rob approached him and gave him a big hug. "I'm so glad you made it! It wouldn't have been a proper engagement party without my future best man."

"It's a matter of having one's priorities straight," the hunk said. "I told the boss I was leaving at five thirty, whether we were finished or not."
His crooked smile sent a couple of Jeanne's internal organs into a happy little somersault.

"That's the spirit, man." Rob grinned.
The guy winked. "Having Mom as my boss does have its perks. Where's Lena, by the way?"

"Fetching her folks. They should be here in half an hour." Rob patted him on the shoulder. "Now, why don't you give me your wet jacket and go get yourself a drink. The party doesn't officially begin until eight thirty, so you can chill and talk to the people you know."

The hunk removed his jacket, uncovering an expensive-looking shirt--and a better view of his broad chest.

Jeanne swallowed. Was this guy real?

Rob took the wet garment from him and walked away. And then something weird happened. The hottie remained by the door instead of walking toward the guests or the bar. He looked around the room again as if searching for someone--his gaze lingering on the females until it met Jeanne's. He beamed and walked toward her, his eyes trained on her and full of warmth.
Does he know me? Do I know him?

It was downright impossible that she would forget a stud of this caliber, even if she had met him during her wild teens.

"Hi, Jeanne. Don't you remember me?" he asked when he was close enough for her to discern the hint of five-o'clock shadow on his chiseled jaw.

"I'm sorry . . . Are you sure we've met?"

"Every day for almost two years."

Righto. "Next you'll tell me I used to go out with you," she said tilting her head to the side.

"Unfortunately, you didn't." The dreamboat sounded genuinely sorry. "But it wasn't for my lack of trying. I spent most of my money eating at this bistro just so I could see you."
She gave him a puzzled look. Who was he?

"OK, you really don't remember me." He bowed ceremoniously. "Mathieu Gérard, also known as Mat. I'm a friend of Rob's. We studied together here in Paris a few years back."

"Mat?" There was no way this guy was Mat. "You can't be him. Mat was . . . he was . . ."

"Nothing like me?" he prompted, the corners of his mouth twitching.

To put it mildly.


~Buying Links~
PRE-ORDER on: Amazon

~About the Author~

I am an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy, caffeine addict and a badge-wearing Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fan. 

I released my first book at the age of six. It had six postcard-size pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper. The book was titled "Eliza and Robert" and had atrocious mistakes in every single word. Some words were written in mirror image. Unintentionally. I remember being immensely proud of my creation. 

Turns out there's a remarkable constancy to my life: decades later, I still love the name Robert and the genre romance. As for my spelling and grammar, they are only marginally better than at age six (thank God for editors!). 

I live and work in Paris, France. When not writing, I read romance (what else?) and spend time with my family. 

Follow the Author:
Website: www.alixnichols.com
Twitter: @aalix_nichols
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review: Madame Lilly Voodoo Priestiest: Soulless By Dormaine G

( I received this free ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads Summary: Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess: Soulless
Soulless and vengeful proves a lethal combination for those who have wronged her.

The time is 1890, the place, New Orleans, and Odara is lost to Madame Lilly, her soulless side—and she has not finished what she started. Unleashing two great forces, Theolus and Hearon, with ferocious appetites against her common-law husband, Henry Nicholas, is just the beginning of the end for Lilly—only she doesn’t know it yet.
For the spirits she raised took what was left of her humanity and left a piece of themselves within her; a piece that craves chaos. Needing to maintain control over them to do her bidding, Lilly must do what is required even if it means becoming more like them.

Tortured, scorned and damned, Lilly has one mission in life: Retribution.

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The name itself gives an idea of how this installment of the series will be. I loved this one just as much as the first one.  Madame Lilly (Odara) has been abused to the point where she seeks voodoo and becomes Madame Lilly. With so much anger and hurt she has only one thing set and that is revenge. She is broken and her soul is shatter. The girl from the very beginning of this story is lost. 

In this short story everything from demonic possession, darkness, and in detail graphics that there is no problem for the imagination is on the edge. The characters are very thought out and the life of the story seems so real. Theolus and Hearon are vicious lol. You will be imagining yourself in the deep swamps of Louisiana. This is one of those stories that reminds me of the saying "Treat people how you want to be treated". 

I love a good story that is set in Louisiana because that is where I live. I love a good story even more when it is set in New Orleans because I love everything about that city. I hope to one day visit. 

This is a really quick read and you will love it.  To read my review of the first bk in the series click here.  

Rating 5Stars
Recommend? Yes!

Book Review: The Boy (bk2) by Madhuri Blaylock

(I was sent this free ebook in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads Summary: In THE GIRL, Madhuri Blaylock introduced readers to the world of The Sanctum, one corrupted by greed and savagery and hellbent on achieving a single goal: destroying the prophesied hybrid. When one of its most celebrated warriors questioned his allegiances, age-old secrets were unveiled and violence erupted. The journey becomes more perilous and intense as the trilogy surges forward with THE BOY.

Can you cross the plains of death, collect every piece of your soul and make it back to the land of the living?

And if you complete the journey, will your loved ones welcome your return?

The Ramyan have been answering such questions since the creation of The Sanctum. A mysterious sect of Magicals, haunting the blank spaces of time and memory, they serve no one but themselves and their higher purpose. They exist on a plane removed from earthly matters, shifting easily between the living and the dead, moving in time to the beat of their own drummer. 

At least they did. 

Dev and Wyatt change all of that when the prophesied hybrid lands on the steps of Rinshun Palace, seeking help for the wounded Class A Warrior. That decision alters lives and sets old agendas back on course. But at what cost to Dev and Wyatt? And does that really even matter?
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This review is long overdue but it is finally here!! I think that I will love anything that comes from this author because it was so freaking good!!!! If you haven't read the first book then STOP and Click Here

Now if you have lets fangirl together :).

The Boy picks up right after the ending of The Girl. Everything has changed and sides has to be chosen. The whole clan's lives are changed. That is all I'm going to say on that note. I don't want to give the cliffhanger away. 

 The Girl (bk1) set the second book up really nice and I was happy for that. It helps you understand it better. In this part of the story I was able to understand and connect with the secondary characters from the first one. We got more of Darby whom I love. I think me and her could be best friends (minus the fangs lol). I like Jools a lot more in the second one than I did in the first book. She is maturing and I like that about her. She now has responsibilities as the head of the New York Branch. 

To me this one had more action in it and some backstabbing going on. It was all nonstop. From the first page all the way to the end was engaging and kept me on the edge of my seat. I love being sucked into the Sanctum world and how the author was able to create it amazes me. The writing style and plot was great. All of the characters are unique and how it all comes together just puts one big smile on my face 8D.  

I can't wait to get my hands on the next one in the series!!

Rating 5Stars
Recommend? YES!