Guest Post: Outlaw Monster Hunter Survival Tips by Gail Z. Martin

» 17 October, 2018 » Blog Tour, Reviews » 2 comments

Guest Post: Outlaw Monster Hunter Survival Tips by Gail Z. Martin

  Brothers. Outlaws. Saviours. Rigan and Corran Valmonde are not heroes. They are undertakers, lawbreakers, and monster hunters. Without them, the town of Ravenwood is finished. But the more successful Rigan and Corran become at destroying the creatures, the more a greater evil is revealed – one larger and more monstrous than they ever could imagine…       We don’t do this very often, but today is a special day because we have Gail Z. Martin with us to give us some Outlaw Monster Survival Tips. Read up and enjoy! Outlaw Monster Hunter Survival Tips By Gail Z. Martin In my Darkhurst series, three undertaker brothers fight the monsters that killed their family and friends, only to discover that there’s a bigger conspiracy and they are in way over their heads. It’s medieval monster hunters, or as I’ve told many readers, think ‘Supernatural meets Game of Thrones.’ The Valmonde brothers […]

A fantasy romance by Grave Draven delivers! My review of Phoenix Unbound!

» 15 October, 2018 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

A fantasy romance by Grave Draven delivers! My review of Phoenix Unbound!

This was my first Grace Draven & I’m kicking myself for not reading her sooner because this one was really good. It’s a little bit darker than some of the fantasy romance I’ve read mainly because this book was set in a bleak, miserable world where oppression is the norm. Gilene has the gift of fire and illusion while Azarion was a gladiator longing for his freedom. Her abilities were his way out of slavery. But it comes at a high cost especially for Gilene who is bound to be the savior of her people. It’s a burden she carries with equal courage and resentment. As a reader, I understood her feelings toward her people and the things she has to endure to keep them safe. Poor Gilene. Everyone around her sees her as nothing but a prize because of her ability including Azarion. But the more they spent together, […]

3 Reasons Why Consumed by JR Ward Did Not Work for Me

» 11 October, 2018 » 2-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

3 Reasons Why Consumed by JR Ward Did Not Work for Me

This book has a lot of the elements I usually go gaga for. It has a competent but prickly & stubborn heroine, a compelling but flawed hero, and a cast of interesting secondary characters. Unfortunately, it failed to capture my attention. I wish I had DNF’d it. But this was a JR Ward book! I kept reading, hoping that it will turn around but it didn’t happen. And so here we are. So why did I struggle with this? I can give you three reasons why. The slow-moving plot. And when I say slow, I meant SLOOOOWW. The romance element, I’ll go into much depth in number 2, I’m talking here the overall plot. If you guys don’t know yet, there are two prequel novellas that were released for free prior this book. It’s not much but it pretty much sets up the events in this book and it gives […]

Review: Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

» 5 October, 2018 » 4.5 Stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

“The day of the royal massacre started out like any other. With me doing something completely utterly useless.” All it took was that line and I was instantly hooked. Kill the Queen is a fast paced, exhilarating new fantasy series from Jennifer Estep. Filled with magic and intrigue, Kill the Queen will leave you breathless with excitement as you follow Evie’s journey from a meek orphan girl to a force to be reckoned with. Part Gladiator, part Game of Thrones, Kill the Queen is about Evie’s journey. In a world where magical abilities determines a person’s worth, Everleigh is at the bottom rung of the ladder in Bellona. No one thinks she will amount to anything. Everleigh of course is hiding a magical ability that could change the power structure in the palace. When Evie’s murderous cousin violently took the throne, Evie was forced to fight for her survival. She […]

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Read How She Likes It by Carla de Guzman!

» 1 October, 2018 » 4.5 Stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Read How She Likes It by Carla de Guzman!

How She Likes It by Carla de Guzman was witty, fun, and a delightful read from beginning to end. There are plenty of reasons why you should read this book. But for the sake of brevity, I will give three reasons why you should drop everything you’re doing and go get this book right now. The subversion of the classic boss-assistant office romance trope was so well done. I’ve read a lot of books with a male boss and his female secretary. Isabel Alfonso is a career driven woman. She’s a business woman who owns a cosmetics company, and she’s on the brink of taking over her family’s business. She good at what she does and she makes no apologies for it. But while Isabel does have her career together, she doesn’t think she deserves to be loved or to be happy. Enter Adam Sevilla. Adam is the exact opposite […]

Intercepted by Alexa Martin is a Must-Read for Fall, and Here’s Why…

» 20 September, 2018 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Intercepted by Alexa Martin is a Must-Read for Fall, and Here’s Why…

Review Intercepted was an enjoyable sexy romp from start to finish! One of the most enjoyable aspect about this book was the author’s voice. This is Alexa Martin’s first book, and I can’t wait to read more from her because I absolutely enjoyed her voice in this book. It’s snarky but it also has a lot of heart. When we first met Marlee in the book, her identity is pretty much tied to her status as the girlfriend to an NFL player. She has some dreams of her own, but she had to put them to the side in order to accommodate her boyfriend’s whims and desires. It wasn’t until she broke up with Chris after finding out he’s been cheating on her, that we finally get to see Marlee live her life according to her own rules. Her breakup with Chris also opened up the possibility of a romance […]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

» 18 September, 2018 » 5-stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

There isn’t a sub-genre in romance that Nalini Singh can’t do. This isn’t a surprise for us readers who have been following her writing career for a while now. That said, I was blown away by just how good she is the moment I started reading Rebel Hard. It is, hands down, my favorite Nalini Singh contemporary to date! So if you haven’t read Nalini Singh before or if you’ve only known her PNR and UF titles, I’ve compiled the top 5 reasons why you should give her books, and this book in particular, a try. Forget about internet dating. All this traditional meet and greet and reject stuff was brutal. 1. The romance. The romance between Raj Sen and Nayna Sharma will make you swoon and will put a dopey smile on your face. Seriously. This book is one of those books that makes go, “This is why I […]

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

» 14 September, 2018 » 2.5-star reviews, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

It’s one of those, “It’s not you, it’s me” book moment that I dread so much. This is my first Kerrigan Byrne book, and in hindsight, maybe I should’ve started The Highwayman first before reading this book but my issues with this book goes beyond not reading the first ones in the series. The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo started off with the younger versions of our main characters. Lorelei is 14 when they found a dying boy of indeterminate age on the side of the road. He can’t remember what happened to him nor can he remember his name. Lorelei named him Ash. And as he nursed him back to health, a friendship and then something else formed between them. But Lorelei’s cruel brother had plans for Ash, which he executed callously, and Lorelei is left devastated once again thinking Ash left her and went back to his old […]

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

» 4 September, 2018 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Christina Lauren delivered another feel-good love story that will leave you warm your hearts. This time, it’s between a free-spirited, no filter Hazel and a stoic, no-nonsense Josh. Josh and Hazel met each other in college. And Josh witnessed firsthand some of Hazel’s penchant for outlandish behavior. Hazel’s crush on Josh remains unrequited. They reconnected again through Emma, who happens to be Hazel’s best friend and co-worker. This time, they’re older but one thing remains true, at least for Hazel, Josh Im is still her unattainable ideal, and as much as she’d love Josh to see as more than a friend, Hazel is content. She also wants Josh happy. So when Josh’s long term relationship ended, Hazel volunteered to guide Josh back into the dating world. It become very clearly quite immediately that Hazel would steal everyone’s heart in this book. She’s zany and without any filter whatsoever, and I […]

Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

» 26 August, 2018 » 5-stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Goodbyes are hard, and it’s even harder when you’re saying goodbye to a series that you’ve lived and breathed for the last year or so. I never expected how much this series would come to mean to me when I started reading Magic Bites last year. After 9 books, several novellas and one spin-off later, we finally get the final book in Ilona Andrews’ wildly successful Kate Daniels series, and they delivered! “You and me, Kate. We’re forever.” Magic Triumphs delivered an ending I will not soon forget. Ilona Andrews had painstakingly laid the foundations of this finale over the course of 10 books and several novellas.Everything that happened in this book was foreshadowed in previous books and delivered in a way that only Ilona Andrews can. I finished this book satisfied and yet oddly, craving for more. Kate has come a long way from a prickly mercenary who had […]