Seducing Death:  Moon Virus Book 3
Uncategorized / April 29, 2015

Today is the day! Seducing Death, Book 3 in the Moon Virus series by Cassandra Lawson is officially out.  And you guys? It’s good. If you haven’t read Raven’s Blood (Moon Virus Book 1), you’re definitely going to want to start there, and then follow up with Embrace the Heat (Moon Virus Book 2). If you’re all caught up, then continue reading for release info for Seducing Death!  (And don’t forget to keep reading for my review at the end!) Title: Seducing Death Series: Moon Virus Book 3 Author: Cassandra Lawson Genre: Dystopian Paranormal Romance Date of Publication: 4/29/2015 ISBN: 978-1508860143 ASIN: B00UPPH8OG Number of pages: 314 Add to Goodreads Where to Buy Amazon.com    Amazon UK    Amazon AU iTunes Synopsis         In the decade following the brutal murder of his wife and daughter, Ian has existed in a world built on grief and hatred. Just when Ian has finally begun to claw his way through the shadows of his past, a knife to the heart ends it all . . . or is it the beginning? After waking up in a strange home, Ian’s only companion is the woman who saved him. Undeniably drawn to her, Ian finds himself wondering if it really…

Broken: Hidden Book 2
Uncategorized / April 28, 2015

Molly Brooks has earned her reputation: an Angel to the humans she’s saved, a nightmare to the supernaturals who cross her. She is the last and only line of defense between the innocents in her city and those who hunt them. She is feared. Loved. A legend in the making. But she’s barely hanging on.  She’s lost too much, become something she fears. The things she doesn’t know about her past threaten to destroy her as she tries to learn how to navigate the new world she’s created for herself.  Untangling the mysteries of her powers only reveals new dangers, more deadly than anything she could have imagined. Can she protect those she loves, those who have become her friends and family, from the nightmare of what she is? And what will it take to truly break her? Broken may have stolen a small piece of my soul.  I read it in less than a day, because I simply could not put it down.  Read on for my review! There wasn’t a single thing about this book that I didn’t love.  It pulled my heartstrings, it made me laugh, and boy did it make me fall in love! Molly’s journey through…

Surf & Surrender: Summer Love Series Book 2
Uncategorized / April 28, 2015

Sawyer broke Quinn’s heart 4 years ago when he disappeared without a word. Quinn moved on with her life–or at least she thought she had, until she rescues Sawyer’s little brother at the beach and realizes that the Carson family is back in town. Will Quinn surrender her heart once more to the man who shattered it so long ago, or will she hold the pieces close and protect herself at all costs? I wish I could rate this higher than 5 stars! I thought I loved the first book, Rock & Release, but it was nothing compared to how amazing Surf & Surrender was! The writing was, as expected, superb, and the characters were completely relatable. I also found the characters in this volume of the Summer Love series to be less angsty and a bit more mature. At times, I even forgot I was reading a New Adult. Though I’m normally not a fan of first person POV, I really didn’t find it to be bothersome in this book. Riley Edgewood is a master storyteller, and there wasn’t a single moment when I wanted to put this book down. In fact, I think I might have cried a little when I realized I was…

Rock & Release: Summer Love Series Book 1
Uncategorized / April 28, 2015

This book made me feel ALL the feelings. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to scream and throw the book…and the love scenes? Go ahead and grab a seat in the walk-in freezer, because man oh man! Cassidy is reeling after the loss of her brother. Her parents are unreachable, lost in their own grief, and Cassidy just wants to lose herself in something fun and entirely untouched by her brother’s memory (unlike the summer internship she has lined up–which was supposed to be her brother’s). So, on a whim, she drops her internship and takes a job at a bar, where she finds more than she bargained for in Gage. I’ll admit, there were times that I hated Cassidy and her boneheaded decisions. And I’m normally not a fan of first person books, BUT I think the point of view and excellent writing made it really easy to connect with Cassidy. So even when I wanted to punch her in the face, I still felt for her. If you’re looking for a well-written NA that will wring you out and leave you wanting more, this book by the fabulous Riley Edgewood is absolutely the book for you! 4 thumbs up! (Big…

Lost Girl: Hidden Book 1
Uncategorized / April 28, 2015

Molly Brooks is a telepathic vigilante with a few secrets and a mysterious past. Determined to make something of her bizarre powers, she devotes herself to saving those who need her most. One night, she’s followed by a powerful being in a pickup truck, and her world will never be the same. Finding herself thrust into a world full of supernatural beings she could have only imagined, Molly learns how powerful she really is, and how much she stands to lose. —Book Teaser  After reading the premise above and seeing the rave review from one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Hunter, I was chomping at the bit to try this new series.  I have a soft spot for Urban Fantasy and kick-ass heroines, what can I say? The book started out promising.  I saw a lot of un-plumbed depth in Molly, our heroine and, despite not really having any kind of knowledge of or interest in Detroit, Vanderlinden created an interesting world with intriguing characters.  She had me hooked, and I enjoyed the tension between Molly, Nain and Brennan.  But then, at around 75% into the book, I almost put it down.  And I was angry.  Because I had loved the book so…

Troubles and True Love
Uncategorized / April 16, 2015

*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own.* “It adds a certain je-ne-say-whatsit…”  —Buck Inebriated idiots, murderous mobsters, fraught families, sexy sergeants, and loads of laughs–this book’s got it all. Clio and Sean–a woman with a sketchy past and a member of the Guard–seem like polar opposites. He follows (and enforces) the law, and she has a history of breaking it. Sometimes, though, love is above the law. The question is, will their burning attraction and growing feelings be enough to overcome their heavy pasts and the gangster holding a tab on Clio? “I love you,” he said, and meant it with an earnest intensity he’d never experienced before.  “Now dry your eyes and don’t get shot.” Of all the Ballybeg men, Sean is my absolute favorite. Maybe it’s the uniform, or maybe it’s the quiet strength and sharp wit–whatever the case, he just does it for me. And Clio is absolutely real and relatable, and I admired her spunk and strength in the face of adversity.  Keane crafts their romance with a nice realism and lack of mushiness that suits a somewhat jaded policeman and…

Wonderfully Weighty RomCom/Mystery
Uncategorized / April 16, 2015

After falling head over heels for Ballybeg in Love and Shenanigans, I was both stoked and a little scared to read Love and Leprechauns (I skipped Love and Blarney, #2 and a stand-alone novella). I loved the world and Zara Keane‘s writing style so much in the first installation that I was afraid the next full novel wouldn’t live up to the first.  But let me tell you:  this one was just as good! The setting of this installation is the same Ballybeg as in Love and Shenanigans (read my review here), but the hero and heroine, Jonas and Olivia, are quite different from Fiona and Gavin–and from each other. We meet Olivia and Jonas in Love and Shenanigans, but we really get to know them in this book.  Jonas is a single father and writer, struggling to balance his writing career with parenting a special needs child.  Olivia dreams of starting a cafe and obtaining financial independence from her abusive husband.  When Jonas has the space Olivia needs for her business, and rent money from Olivia can help keep Jonas’s boat afloat, the two warily join together and sparks fly!  But can new feelings overcome past hurts? I loved the artful blend…

Fresh, Fun & Fantastic RomCom!
Uncategorized / April 16, 2015

If you’re looking for a fun romance with a little mystery, lots of laughs, and sexy Irishmen, you should definitely pick up this first installment in Zara Keane‘s Ballybeg series. The heroine, Fiona, is a supremely likeable and “real” character.  She’s not model thin or fashionable, and she doesn’t give a feck.  When she’s wrangled into the wedding party (in chartreuse, no less!) for her snotty cousin, and discovers that the groom, Gavin is, in fact, already married (to HER!), Fiona’s life is thrown for a loop. Follow along as Fiona and Gavin navigate the curves, rises and dips (pun totally intended) of the road to love.  Will they hang on until the end, or will roadblocks stop them in their tracks? I literally laughed out loud from the beginning.  Keane’s writing is fresh, and her portrayal of Irish culture masterful.   Why are you still reading this review?! Buy the book and read it now (I’ve even put a handy little link to the book on Amazon just below)! You won’t regret it.  And if you do, you’re an eejit. Love and Shenanigans (Ballybeg, Book 1) (The Ballybeg Series)