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2016/03/31




Publication date: April 28th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult




                                                               Synopsis:

There is nothing in life that eighteen year old Zara craves more than her freedom. Stolen from her home in Cadrebia at the age of eight, Zara has spent more years than she cared to admit as a slave to the Tankadesh courts. Her days are filled with protecting the princess, while she spends nights entertaining the king and his officials with her mastery of weapons. Any spare moment in between, she plots escape.
Yet her hopes for freedom come to a crashing halt when a stranger arrives bearing the mark of her assigned lifemate, and he threatens war if she isn’t turned over into his care. But a lifemate is not part of the plan. Her dreams, of choosing her own path and being the master of her own will, weaken as her Moon seeks to claim his Sun.
Is it possible that this stranger, with gentle blue eyes and a ready smile, didn’t come to be her new master? That there could be more to his tale?
Zara soon finds that neither her captivity nor her parents’ deaths were mere random attacks. And by returning to Cadrebia, she may have put the future of the royal line—and her Moon—in jeopardy. While Zara breathes in her first taste of freedom, her enemies move in, seeking to rob Cadrebia of its blessed prophecy.
To keep what she holds dear, Zara must rise above the pain and uncertainty to claim the lifemate assigned to her, or more than her freedom will be stolen this time.

                                                      


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Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes. 
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2016/03/29



A free copy was kindly gifted by Red Coat PR in exchange for an honest review.


A wedding massacre. An innocence stolen. Mortality stripped away. In a single night, everyone Roseline Dragomir has ever loved is slaughtered before her eyes. Alone in the world and bound by a solemn marriage vow to a vicious murderer, she must find a strength buried deep within her to keep going or risk completely losing herself. When a mysterious stranger crosses her path, Roseline will discover that not all immortals are evil. Some even bear emotional scars that run just as deep as her own. Will she uncover a will not just to survive...but to fight back? ***DESOLATE is the first book of the prequel trilogy to my YA paranormal romance AROTAS trilogy. This book contains elements that may be sensitive for some YA readers. 


Holly mother of vampires !!!

It's been a while since I read a GOOD horror/vampire book.
Don't let the YA mislead you. This book displays a lot of violence and domestic/sexual abuse. This story is gore , intense and dark.
"Roseline Dragomir is dead. Now I'm nothing more than a hollow shell of the girl I once was, young and foolish. I have learned much since the day I died."

Without her will  Roseline is forced by her father to marry Vladimir. Little they all know that in the day of her marriage Roseline's family gets annihilated by Vladimir and his brother Lucien.Our girl is being transformed into a vampire and Vladimir takes her to Bran Castle..


Forger all the juicy  , erotic love stories between a vampire and a mortal girl. This is not the case.There is no romance between this couple. Vladimir tries to break her in every possible way.He had hundreds of wives so far and they all ended up broken and dead. Yet,in his odd and twisted sadistic way, he seems to care about this one as he is forbidding and swears to punish whoever tries to touch Roseline. She seems to be marked . 

But that doesn't stop him from beating and raping her on every occasion

"Vladimir Enescue is a demon clothed in beauty [...] I shudder as the memory of his brutality, for I know all too well what wickedness lies within the depths of my husband's eyes."

Sick of all the violence she tries to commit suicide but the painful reality strikes again. She is now immortal. 
Worse than that, Lucien kidnaps her in a dungeon and more torture follows.

"Lucien's beauty is deceiving. A demon wearing the face of an angel. "

No matter how much Vladimir tried, Roseline yet refuses to accept and act like her kind. So Lucien decides to take matters into his own hand and breaks our girl even more.
His goal is "to carve out the fear and weakness from your flesh."



What Lucien tries to do :


"I want you to slaughter thousands. To crave the scent of death , just as you long for a fresh fountain of blood to spill from the neck of a young girl. I want you to yearn for it. "

But Roseline feels :



"I had thought darkness would be a comfort, thought it only feels like a prison.[...]I have been transformed into a predator."

A mysterious  character roams through the story and helps Roseline escape from the dungeon. His name is Fane and he is there to train her for the big hunt. A hunt that will take place very soon and Roseline will be hunted by all the vampires who want to take part. If she survives the blood moon night then she will gain her place among the vampires. She will prove herself  and only then she will be Vladimir's wive for eternity.
Roseline doesn't like the thought that she will live an eternity with Vladimir on her side, so she is more than happy to let herself get killed by the others. 

Only she slowly develops a friendly relationship with Fane. He is the only one who understands her human emotions, because he was once human too. Fane also falls for her and he wants her to win. Because he needs her help to kill Vladimir.

Vladimir also believes in Roseline and he wants her to win. So when he is asked to stop the beatings he does cut her some slack.

But because he can't think straight when his animal instincts kick in , he tries to abuse her again. For the very first time Roseline stands up for herself. 


But of course her words only angers Vladimir, so things doesn't end too well for our girl.

"You do not fear death, you fear living."

The feelings that she has for Fane and the thought  that she might have a chance to love - these are the only things that gives Roseline hope and she decides to fight for her life.
But  Fane is forced to leave and she is left with a promise of returning back for her.
Until then she must stay alive .


(Fane is shorten from Stefan)

Now as a side note.

It was pleasant to hear so many familiar names (including my surname was mentioned a couple of times). From my position I can say that the author did her research before writing this story.With a few minor mistakes, but I'm not even gonna mention them as they are pointless and they don't affect the story at all. After all it is a work of fiction.

I am happy to say that  I just discovered a new author and I can't wait to read other books by Amy Miles. I'm not sure if there will be a second book under the Immortal rose trilogy , but I saw that The Arotas trilogy continues the story of Roseline Enescue. 
Sure as hell this trilogy is on my "to read" list.










2016/03/28





Book & Author Details:
Sinners in the Dark by Inger Iversen (Running in the Dark #2)
Publication date: March 25th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:
War is coming between vampires and humans, and the Vampire Nation will stop at nothing to eliminate their enemies. Former assassin, Echo sees the Nation for what it is – a corrupt organization with its sights set on destroying the Sect, a group formed to eradicate all things vampire. Now Echo is a Ghost, a traitor of the Vampire Nation, determined to build a new life with the Sect. But choices he’s made in the past might cost him the one person who could truly redeem his soul.
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Inger Iversen was born in 1982 to Anne and Kaii Iversen. She lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree hugging boyfriend Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.

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2016/03/27





EVE 

What’s the most selfless thing you’ve ever done? What price tag would you put on the ability to save the ones you love? 

They say the worst decisions are made by the desperate or the fools. 


I was desperate enough to make a foolish decision to save my family. The cost? Me. 

They may be a motorcycle club, but in all honesty they’re really an elite unit of criminals who just happen to drive motorcycles. They’re a business. An organization. A fully functioning army… 

What’ I’ve learned? They work in the gray area; life and death is real; and everyone wants everyone dead. Okay, so maybe that’s dramatic… No. No it’s not. It’s legit. 

I prepared for the worst, fully anticipating hating my new life. Turns out, I finally found out where I belonged. Oh, and I discovered I’m a little twisted or crazy. Maybe both. 

Drex Caine, the man without a conscience, didn’t ruin me the way I thought he would. Instead, he made me feel like I was living instead of just waiting to live. And I can never go back to the way things used to be. 


"I called hell, Satan answered, and I sold my soul for my family's security."

After her father killed himself Eve, her mom and two siblings were left drowning in bills and on the verge of losing their house.Eve willingly sells herself to the Hell Breathers MC for a promised sum of money.
She doesn't spend much time with the Hell Breathers as she is given to the Death Dealers  as a gift of peace .

"The Death Dealers have a reputation...Ruthless. Depraved. Dirty. Most importantly , brutal."

She is meant to be a gift for the president of DD only she is first seen by the VP of the club, Drex. She is seen as a Trojan Horse so Drex decided to keep her instead until he gets some answers from her. No wonder she is seen as a spy , since she was brought in by a rival club and her father used to work and betrayed the Death Dealers .
"Tough he's beautifully disguised, he's a monster just like the rest of them "

What more can I say? I can't wait to read the second book !



2016/03/25



ARC generously gifted by the author.


Angus Boone is the devil.
He lured me in, but not with candy or treats. And like the devil, he saw what no one else did. All of my sins...all of the stains on my soul. And then he smiled.
I should have run...far far away. Instead I made a deal that changed us both forever.

***This is part one of a three-part serial***

Head's Up: This is an erotic romance with a heroine who knows her own mind, lots of adult content, graphic sexual situations, and harsh language. Intended for readers 18 + only.



I'm not sure what is the real plot here but this book is all about 


As much as I enjoy a good erotica book I also like to connect with the characters...just a little bit. We do have pieces of  background information about Charity , we know she is taking care of her grandmother and in front of her she acts like a good innocent girl. We know a little bit about her mother and grandfather  too.
We also know that at night Charity likes to f**k with random guys .

Bonne got me a little confused. But I know he is supposed to be mysterious and all.

This is just part one of a three part serial. but I'm dragging the line here because I know where this story is going. . As I said, I do enjoy  a good erotica book but when it comes to orgies ...not my cup of tea.

Anyway, I do recommend you to read all three parts , I have no doubt that it will get even more interesting.








2016/03/24


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ARC generously provided by Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review.


She vowed to uphold the law.
He’s determined to break it.
Together, they just might bend the rules.

Rookie cop, Sophie Nichols knows the dangers of a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. Unable to resist the pull of cocky, badass biker, Ace Logan, she indulges in one steamy night of raw, unbridled passion.

At least, that was the plan…

As the new sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC, Ace doesn’t need complications in his life—especially a curvy, captivating cop with a kick-ass attitude who has the power to wreak havoc on his club. So why can’t he stay away?

When Sophie’s brother is kidnapped by a ruthless criminal gang, Ace might be her only hope to find him. But once he has the rookie in his arms, he’ll never let her go. Now, Sophie must make a choice: break the law or break her heart?”


"Asking a club of  outlaw bikers for help went against everything she believed.  But the law had let her down."

Sophie - a beat cop in Toronto for four years , now a member of Vancouver Police Department's Investigative Division

Ace - an outlaw and the sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC  

They meet at Jason's party , the hook up and they have a one night stand. Or so she hoped. Sophie  was in for a big surprise when the next day she finds Ace  at her door step. Now with her brother being abducted by a rival MC   Sophie must find other ways to help her brother, because the law she strongly believed in just gave up on her.

The reason why I'm rating this one just 4 stars is because the comparison between Ace and Ryan was too much in the spotlight.

Ryan did that
Ryan used to
Ryan never
I remember Ryan
Ryan always
Unlike Ace, Ryan


Ok, I got it already!Your ex was an abusive ass ! Get over your ex..just get over the past already !


On the bright side !'ll admit that the plot twist at the end of the book did caught me by surprise. I was expecting something else, like Ace's brother to pop out of nowhere and change the rules of the game .Very well played ! 

Also I'll give credit to Sophie , I really like her for being able to stand up for herself and handle things on her own.










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