I like my books like my coffee : Hot and Dark.

My reviews might contain heavy spoilers! Read at your very own risk.

2016/01/27



ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Aspiring writer Kelli Dalton needs a man, and fast. When she’s rear-ended by a sexy-as-sin biker on the way to a Vegas romance readers convention, she sees her chance. If he’ll pose as her fake boyfriend long enough to impress a bestselling author, Kelli has a shot at saving the bookstore for underprivileged kids she runs back home. 

Quinn Anderson doesn’t know what to make of the cute little writer who stirs his heart and his libido, but he does know he wants to get better acquainted. And if that means keeping up their sexy ruse all week, he’s game. 

Quinn knows girl like Kelli deserves someone with a secure future to help with her store, not a guy struggling to turn a profit on his chopper shop. But if his motorcycle designs win the big Vegas competition, he’ll have enough prize money to fund his dreams…and hers.


How would I describe this book?Easy read, simple plot, sweet story, pleasant characters. Just like that.  There isn't much that I can say about it other than it was enjoyable, even if it's not what I usually  read -  I prefer books with a little more action and plot twists..







2016/01/21




ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



She’ll risk everything for their love—even her life.

Aspiring screenwriter Gwyn Morland is ready for her big break. That means securing the film rights to elusive author Lady Ruthven’s acclaimed novel—which means traveling to Scotland. It’s a trip timid Gwyn isn’t prepared for, and her fears seem justified when her tour bus careens over a cliff outside of Castle Glenarvon. But the plot thickens when Gwyn is rescued from the brink of death by a handsome and mysterious stranger…

Leith MacQuill is not only the writer behind Lady Ruthven’s novel, but a shape-shifting faery knight bearing a tragic curse: the woman he gives his heart to will die. Saving Gwyn proves to be a dangerous choice when he finds himself falling for her the longer she stays in the castle. Not even his usual BDSM role-playing games are enough to thwart the intense desire they feel for each other. But to stay together, Gwyn and Leith must embark on a dangerous mission into Avalon, the realm of the faeries. Will their love be strong enough to conquer the curse? Or will Gwyn’s new life be stolen from her before it’s even begun?



Well, I sure as hell wasn't expecting this.
If you are into having BDSM ... with a scottish shapeshifter. No. With a vampire. No, wait...I think he is a knight faery who wears a kilt.

Seriously, Leith MacQuill. What are you exactly ?

Well, anyway. This book has an interesting concept and maybe other people will enjoy Dark and Stormy Knight more than I did.







2016/01/16



ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.



“What’ll it be, Anna Cortez? Are you in, or are you out?”
One momentary loss of control has now ruined everything Xavier Cold had going for himself. With his world unraveling fast, he’s willing to do anything to save not only his job but his relationship with the only woman he’s ever loved.

Anna Cortez, still reeling from shock, tries desperately to save the man that’s consumed her heart, body and soul. She’ll have to dig deep and find courage she never knew she possessed to help Xavier fight demons from his past—a past that’s even more haunted than she ever imagined.
 


Note: If you haven't read Phenomenal X just yet , then you might want to read it first before starting Xavier Cold. The book continues right where the first book ended.



It only took one moment for Xavier to lose control, and now he is on the verge of losing his career as a professional wrestler. After beating the hell out of his oponent, the company decides to suspend Xavier from the following matches. However, the company wants to keep Anna and make some sort of sick script about a love triangle between X ,Anna and Rex and Xavier has to play along with the story if he ever wants to return into the ring.

Now Xavier also needs to stay away from all the buzz and fuss and he is forced to head back to Detroit ,move into his old house, the same horrible house he grew in with his mother and that monster of a grandmother.

Not only that Xavier fights hard with himself and all the bad memories from his tormented childhood, but he also encounters his old buddies who are up to no good.

 X decides to keep his nose clean and stay put while Anna returns, but his friends have other plans.
And while accomplishing those plans, we find out more shocking informations about Xavier's family. 


I'm  pleased on how things went in this book. And I was surprised to notice how much both Anna and Xavier have evolved.






2016/01/10



ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Off the ice, elite defenseman Hawke Therrien enjoys his fair share of booze and good times. And why shouldn’t he? He’s worked his way up from the minor leagues and made himself a star. The only thing Hawke misses from that life is the pierced, tattooed free spirit who broke his heart without so much as an explanation. She’s almost unrecognizable when she walks back into his life seven years later—except for the look in her eyes that feels like a punch to the gut.

Vale Campbell isn’t the same girl she was at twenty. As crazy as she was about Hawke, her reckless behavior and out-of-control drinking were starting to scare her. She had to clean up her act, and that would never happen with Hawke around. Cutting him loose was the hardest thing Vale ever had to do—until now. Because she’s still crazy about Hawke. And if he could ever learn to forgive her, they just might have a future together.


 Hawke is the new addition to the Cold Fury hockey team and he is already on the verge of glory. Seven years ago he got his heart broken and every since then he is willing to give everything for his passion.  Except that life had other plans for him and soon he crosses paths with Vale Campbell, the girl who broke his heart and simply told him to go away as she is no longer interested in him.



Now Hawke is trying to figure out why Vale left him in the first place .But since she does her best to avoid him,  Hawke reconnects with people from his old life hoping that this will bring him close to her . Slowly he puts the pieces of the puzzle together but his big question remains without an answer.

So when Vale's dad got worse , our heroine got pushed over the edge and she was no longer able to carry such a big emotional baggage. So she finally breaks down and tells Hawke her 
most hidden secret.


"Come on , Vale...we have a history...a bad one"
"No, Hawke, we have a great history. We had one bad moment."


Well, at this point of the story I can't say that I agree with Vale,  I mean as an outgoing girl and a free spirit I wouldn't blame Hawke for everything and throw it all into his face.  It takes two to tango . They had high attraction for eachother and they could talk just by watching one in the eye,  yet their lack of verbal communication bothers me.  But at the end of the day young love is always naive and the sweetest.

Vale's dressing code might have chanced after seven years but I can't really say that she grown faster than Hawke...
What I don;t understand is...
Why Vale isn't ready to get over her past and forgive Hawke for just being a guy, but yet  she has no problem in sitting at the table and having a good time with one of Hawke's ...erm...friend with benefits. Why blaming the guy only and consider that you have done nothing wrong? She was the crazy , party girl and Hawke was the one supporting her wilde side.

Also , Hawke  stil believes that a hot bath and good sex can clean up their past and solve all of their problems.

Vale decided to give them one more chance and when they were going for the better the poor girl dares to say the magic words.

But the magic words turn out to be not so magic, more like a  curse. And poooofff the magic is off.


To tell you the truth , I wasn't ready for Hawke's answer and neither was Vale,









2016/01/08




ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



The Warrior
The war between Dosalyn and Roanaan has ended, but a new battle begins for prisoner-of-war, Ottilde Dominax. Dreams of her witchbreed twin sister are visions of death and betrayal. Driven by their grim warning, she escapes her captors and races across nations to save her sister. 

But she may arrive too late…

The Witch
Oriabel Dominax has kept her healing magic secret while she cares for her family's struggling estate. But the arrival of a new lord with secrets of his own, the discovery of a dark and addictive magic, and threats from a cruel blackmailer push Oriabel closer to disaster.

Through it all, the Witch’s Tree calls…


I just love when I'm reminded from time to time to never judge a story by  its book cover. Never. 
This book is an epic fantasy and its so well written that I couldn't put it down until I was done reading it. The characters are complex, you just can't help but fall inlove with the  twins Ottilde and Oriabel . I liked them both. I liked Hito too and I was kind of wishing for Wilder and Ottilde. These two really fit together. Or even with Kala. Yes, I'm weird.  The plot is well put together and has shocking moments. 

Overall , this book puts you into a captivating, dark and mystic world, with witches,warriors and all kinds of bloodthirty creatures. A queen thirsty for power, a new lord who tries to protect his new village, a gifted noble girl who tries to help others and hide her most dark secret, and the other twin, the warrior who felt in disgrace 
I'm gonna keep my eyes on The Witchbreed Series and I  hope to read a second book from it. 





2016/01/03




A free copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.



When Jacob Hanley discovers that the withered old man who died in his arms is really only thirty years old, the mystery of how he aged so quickly draws Jacob into the heart of a sinister plot.

The founder of Symbios Innovations, Hans Streisser, has dedicated his life to the relentless pursuit of knowledge. Known by his followers as the Great Elder, he walks a blurred line between genius and madness and has graced his subjects with the most extraordinary discovery in the history of science. But he'll do anything to keep his discovery a secret, including the use of murderous henchmen like Vic Cappetti.

As Jacob's curiosity lures him deeper into a dangerous web, he learns the truth behind the Great Elder's plans and finds himself caught in a life or death struggle that could very well lead to the extinction of mankind.


Oh, wow! I definitely devoured this book ! It's impossible not to like a good book with complex characters and a well developed plot , lots of twists and turns and lots of mystery and suspense in it.
I would definitely recommend it to those who love thrillers with a hint of  SF and supernatural / paranormal, a little bit of romance here and there.




2016/01/01


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL !!!




ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 


Clare Campbell has worked hard to create distance between herself and her troubled family. But when she receives news of her parents’ murder, she’s forced to return to the quiet town of Clarkeston, Maine, to arrange their funeral and take legal guardianship of her unpredictable and mentally ill brother, Wes.
While Clare struggles to come to grips with the death of her parents, a terrifying pathogen outbreak overtakes the town. She is all too familiar with the resulting symptoms, which resemble those of her brother’s schizophrenia: hallucinations, paranoia, and bizarre, even violent, behavior. Before long, the government steps in—and one agent takes a special interest in Wes. Clare must make a horrifying decision: save her brother or save the world.


Clare is a copywriter who lives in Seattle but one day she receives the terrible news  that her parents have been murdered by a family friend who seemed to be suffering of some kind of mental illness. Now Clare needs to get back to the town of Clarkeston to prepare her parents' funeral and  take care of her older brother Wes , who is suffering of schizophrenia.  
Wes tells Clare all kind of conspiracy stories but of course that Clare doesn't take him seriously. Soon people start to act odd and Clarkeston gets into quarantine. A new pathogen takes over the town and people start acting like schizophrenics, only this virus is spreading like flu.The authorities are after Wes and they want him locked up back into the psychiatric hospital to conduct more tests on his brain. Wes might be the answer to end this madness . But this comes with drastic consequences .Is Clare able to sacrifice her only brother for the sake of saving countless other people?

Enjoyable read . It got me from the very first chapter and I could't put it down until I was done reading it..




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