Well I have decided to call it a day on blogging! After being in the book community for around 8 years in total, starting out on bebo then moving to facebook n then here.
I have loved mostly everything n got to meet some amazing people but lately I have just been so busy n not had the time to blog. So I have decided to say goodbye. I am still on facebook n twitter. I wont delete the blog be ause I've worked too hard on it
So if you are on facebook or twitter say hello.
I love you all!!!
Monday, 9 March 2015
Reviewed By: Siobhán
Format: UK Paperback
Published: 5th March 2015
Source: Publisher for Review
Description:Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again…
Samantha Young is without a doubt one of my favourite authors. I adore her "On Dublin Street" Series. So of course I jumped at the chance to review her new book. However, even though I did enjoy it I just felt it didn't have the same pull that her other books have.
Hero is a very intense read. And very fast paced once I got into it. I found myself struggling to get into the story at beginning but once I got around the 50 page mark I was completely hooked onto the story.
Alexa and Caine are two characters that have had a tough life but they don't let it stop them getting what they want. I am on the fence when it comes to our two main characters. At times the both come across has very hard working individuals who are very head strong. Yet at other times they irritated me. They come across to me as a little immature considering their age. Together though? My God! They are intense and captivating and god damn sexy as hell!!
The story itself, as mentioned above took me a while to get into but after I did I was completely drawn into the story. I found myself needing to know more and more about these characters and their background. Some times I find the back story of a character the most intriguing part. Knowing what makes them tick and why they are the way they are is just fascinating.
Hero is a very good read and perfect for those who like an intense romance with plenty of sexy times! I am one of those people who like intense relationships that aren't perfect. It comes across more real to me. The build up in the story is fantastic and really grips the reader. However, I will admit I found the ending just a little bit rush. As I was reading I could sense the build up to something big, it was exciting and thrilling but then all of sudden it was over and just felt a little anti climatic to me.
If you are a fan of Samantha Young then this is a must read!! I am not sure if it's a stand alone or part of series but either way it's a must read. Packed with steamy romance, awesome characters and a gripping storyline.
Hero by Samantha Young is published by Piatkus in paperback and eBook. You can find of all Samantha Young’s titles in the Kobo website HERE and the Amazon Store HERE
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Thursday, 5 March 2015
Title: The Secrets Ssters Keep
Author: Sinead Moriarty
Genre: Contemporary, Women's Fiction
Description:The Devlin sisters rely on each other - but some things are just too painful to share, even when your sisters are your best friends ...
Mum-of-four Julie thought that if her family had more money, life would be easier. But now that they've inherited a fortune, her problems are only starting.
Lawyer Louise is used to having life go exactly as she wants it to. So accepting that she cannot control everything in her world is beyond her.
And former model Sophie can just about cope with getting older - that's until her ex-husband finds a younger model.
All three women think that some battles are best fought alone. Maybe they need to think again ...
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Thursday, 12 February 2015
Sparkle Book Tours
Audience: Adult (18+) - Genre: Steamy Romance, Multicultural, BWWM - Formats: E-book - Publisher: Cultural Cocktails - Cover by: Cultural Cocktails - Editor: Lionheart Publishing House - Pages: 35 pages - ASIN: B00SEO1QQ6 - Publishing Date: 11 February 2015
Anyone can say they're completely fulfilled with life. They can say all the right words and even behave as if not a darn thing is wrong even when their insides are hollowed out. And eventually, they'll search, dig, pry and perhaps bargain for a chance at satisfaction. If I can't be satisfied, then I guess I'll settle for what I can get. Right? Maybe? -Jezebel Jones ~~~~~ Jezebel Jones and Jason Marks have been the rock in each other’s lives for years. No one knows Jezebel as well as Jason, and vice versa. As Jezebel comes to terms with being alone, she decides to settle for her ever-faithful friend. Although she’s never loved him romantically, Jezebel would like to believe that she could. Will their friendship withstand the changes? And when Jezebel least expects to be swept away, she meets Aidan Broder. He stimulates her mind, body and soul. Even as Jezebel gets closer to him, she’s still afraid to dive in completely and finds herself in the middle of two men. In the end, Jezebel will have to make a choice between a man that has always loved her and a man that wants to love her.
“I’m not a heartbreaker,” Jezebel responded. The pain had become too much to hide or hold back, especially after hearing the heaviness of his words. She clutched her throat, trying in earnest to stop the cries. “You’re already breaking my heart. Each second I see you torn over your friendship with another man.” Aidan shifted from one leg to the other. His hand slipped into his pockets. He was vulnerable, Jezebel could see it in the way his head kept adjusting away from her. “I’m sorry, Aidan . . .” she mouthed, her words drowning out in the midst of 1:30 a.m. traffic and distant sounds of the performance. “Can we leave?” Aidan nodded. Jezebel wrapped her fingers around his, taking charge for once, feeling the need to let him know she cared. She had forgotten how to care a long time ago. She texted her friends from the car, afraid of Aidan disappearing if she went inside. They drove in silence while she planned for the night ahead. Aidan pulled into her driveway and got out to open her door. She noted that the car was still running. “You’re not coming in?” she asked when he took her hand. Jezebel touched the sides of his face, then the nape of his neck. She attempted to kiss him, but he remained distant. “Aidan,” she breathed into his face. “You’re too complicated for me, Jezebel.” “I thought you liked that about me,” she joked. Her nerves tingled; she felt scared, nervous. “Let’s go inside.” “I’m heading home,” Aidan mumbled. “Why?” Jezebel recognized her inconsistency, even how unfair she was being toward Aidan’s feelings. And still it was difficult to just allow him to leave. “Please, stay?” Tears poured down her face, and she pressed into his chest. He didn’t initially take her into his arms. She saw how hard he was fighting his emotions.
Janice Ross was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the USA in 1980. Although her citizenship certificate now reads the United States of America, she considers herself a citizen of the world. Sure she has not physically been around the world and back, but she’s travelled in her mind and dreams. Janice is an author. She enjoys writing about social issues and personal experiences. Janice’s debut release was entitled Damaged Girls. She uses the three books in that series to detail the effects of different forms of abuse, discussing issues that are known to be taboo. Her next release, Jumping Ship, is a dedication to her country of birth and an introductory novella to the Island Hopping Series. It is a colorful and emotional experience of life, love and family. As of present, she is also a contributor to a short story collection – Just Between Us, Inspiring Stories by Women. And lastly, Loving Nate, a novella about the realities of losing one’s self to love. Janice enjoys reading. And is drawn to stories with distinct characters that she can love or hate, characters she can form alliances with or characters that she can swear off and despise. She is also weak for a good cultural tale, preferably in the form of historical fiction. Janice loves to be taken off guard by clever language and settings.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Labels: Waiting on Wednesday
Title: Hold Me Like A Breath
Series: Once Upon A Crime Family #1
Author: Tiffany Schmidt
Genre: YA, Retellings
Published: 19th May 2015
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Penelope Landlow has grown up with the knowledge that almost anything can be bought or sold—including body parts. She’s the daughter of one of the three crime families that control the black market for organ transplants.
Penelope’s surrounded by all the suffocating privilege and protection her family can provide, but they can't protect her from the autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise so easily.
And in her family's line of work no one can be safe forever.
All Penelope has ever wanted is freedom and independence. But when she’s caught in the crossfire as rival families scramble for prominence, she learns that her wishes come with casualties, that betrayal hurts worse than bruises, that love is a risk worth taking . . . and maybe she’s not as fragile as everyone thinks.
Title: Bones and All
Author: Camile DeAngelis
Genre: Coming of Age, Horror
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Published: 10th March 2015
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Maren Yearly is a young woman who wants the same things we all do. She wants to be someone people admire and respect. She wants to be loved. But her secret, shameful needs have forced her into exile. She hates herself for the bad thing she does, for what it’s done to her family and her sense of identity; for how it dictates her place in the world and how people see her--how they judge her. She didn’t choose to be this way.
Because Maren Yearly doesn’t just break hearts, she devours them. Ever since her mother found Penny Wilson’s eardrum in her mouth when Maren was just two years old, she knew life would never be normal for either of them. Love may come in many shapes and sizes, but for Maren, it always ends the same—with her hiding the evidence and her mother packing up the car.
But when her mother abandons her the day after her sixteenth birthday, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, and finds much more than she bargained for along the way.
Faced with a world of fellow eaters, potential enemies, and the prospect of love, Maren realizes she isn’t only looking for her father, she’s looking for herself.
Camille DeAngelis' Bones & All is an astonishingly original coming-of-age tale that is at once a gorgeously written horror story as well as a mesmerizing meditation on female power and sexuality.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
This is stop 7 on the #Exaltation #ScavengerHunt!
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Our letter is (t)
And our question is:
We all say we hate them, but really—would you rather have a happy ending or cliffhanger promising more?
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Monday, 9 February 2015
Labels: We Still haven't read
We still haven't read is a meme over on K-Books (I still haven't read) that features book that we still haven't got around to reading from our "To Be Read" pile.
Forsaken by Jana Oliver
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