5 Big Shinny Stars!
I am so attached to this series and it is making me sad to think that there is only 3 more books left. But if I know Samantha she has another awesome series just waiting to be put onto paper. Reading this series is like watching your favorite TV series and waiting for it to come back after the season finally! Thankfully Samantha gives a recap at the beginning so that you start off fresh.
This story just keeps getting better, not fizzling off like some series can. There is so much more that can be told with this story. Samantha is doing an amazing job with keeping her readers hooked waiting for more. I have grown to feel like the characters have become my friends. I do want to see Tori have her happy ending and a new life free from murder and corruption.But at the same time I do not want the story to end.
In this book Tori is called back by Eli and the FBI to try and help to get to the Scorpions MC, one that rode with the Dragons for a while and also works for the Organization. When she is brought to the house of Brian whom we met in book 3, a famous singer from a band where a couple of murders had been committed she sees things that are familiar to her from her past that leave her wondering. And the Scorpions have left her a secret message to come find them. So Tori sets out alone leaving Michael her husband to take the survivors of the band he once guarded back to their home in Texas and wait for her. Now alone she will be going back into a past she wanted to forget by seeking out the Scorpions and find her way into the group as a trusted ally.
How will it affect Tori going back into the life she hated and ran from? Will she go back into her old self and shut out all emotions… if so will she be able to come back to reality and claim her life back with Michael.
Are ready for the ride of your life into Tori’s world? You will not want to miss this book in the series, and if you have not read the series you are missing out on a great storyline!
Looking forward to book 5 releasing next month! Again Awesome job Samantha!
Title: Kings of Asphalt
Author: Alexx Andria
My name is Zoe Delacourte. I thought I was going to build my future on the backs of Jax Traeger and Hunter Ericksen — bad boys from the wrong side of the tracks, running the notorious motorcycle club, the Kings of Asphalt — in my mind, the story had practically written itself. I was so naive. Little did I know they were going to change everything I ever knew about myself.
Jax and Hunter. I can’t even say their names without trembling.
They don’t see a fat girl or a girl who might be pretty if only she’d lose some weight. No, from the moment I walked into their club, they saw a hot, sexy woman with curves for days — and they couldn’t wait to get their hands on me.
Some people call them bad men. They see the rides and the rap sheets and they slap a label on them. I don’t care what they’ve done — all I care about is what they’re going to do to me next.
But loving them is dangerous. In fact, loving them might just get me killed.
This was my first book to read by this author and I was not disappointed. The story was well written and kept me hooked to the end.
I am not sure what to think of Zoe… is she naïve, determined or just plain stupid! I give her credit for going after what she wants even though it could cost her, her life! Then there is Jax and Hunter the Kings MC club leaders. They are suppose to be all hard core and don’t give a shit about anyone but themselves and the club. But they have a soft spot for Zoe, could it be that deep inside they wish they had, had a better start in life or want a change now. I would love to hear more about these two from their childhood to see how they got to where they are today.
The story is about a newspaper reporter named Zoe that wants to be recognized by writing something worth reading. She sets out to uncover a couple of murders of two rival motor cycle gangs. She takes this story on alone without anyone knowing what she is doing. Zoe goes undercover to the club house of the Kings of Asphalt only to find out that they mistaken her for a club whore. Zoe has only been with one man in her life and is in for a big surprise!
When Jax and Hunter the leaders of the Kings find out who she really is and what she wants they try their damndest to persuade her to stop poking around into MC business before she gets herself killed. But she does not listen to them she is hell bent on getting the story and make a name for herself. Zoe ends up figure out that there is a traitor within the gang and ends up digger deeper into the situation and puts all three of them into danger.
Over all I enjoyed this short story and found the characters likeable and it left me wanting to know more about them.
The Empress Chronicles
by Suzy Vitello
When city girl Liz is banished to a rural goat farm on the outskirts of Portland, the 15-year-old feels her life spiraling out of control. She can’t connect to her father or his young girlfriend, and past trauma adds to her sense of upheaval. The only person who seems to keep her sane is a troubled boy who is fighting his own demons. But all of this changes in one historical instant.
One-hundred fifty years earlier, Elisabeth of Bavaria has troubles of her own. Her childhood is coming to a crashing end, and her destiny is written in the form of a soothsaying locket that has the ability to predict true love. But evil is afoot in the form of a wicked enchantress who connives to wield the power of the locket for her own destructive ends.
When Liz finds a timeworn diary, and within it a locket, she discovers the secrets and desires of the young Bavarian princess who will one day grow up to be the legendary Empress of Austria. It is in the pages of the diary that these two heroines will meet, and it is through their interwoven story that Liz will discover she has the power to rewrite history—including her own…
Readers of books like Rachel Harris’s MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY will love THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES
This is a YA/Fantasy and I can clearly see that a young girl would love this story. I even as an adult loved the storyline, maybe I am still a young girl at heart. My genre of preference is anything paranormal and mystery suspense but this book captured my attention right from the beginning all the way through to the end. I love how the author wrote about the past and the present with the POV of two teenage girls and their lives. Suzy Viltello captured the place in time perfectly describing the two characters personality’s heartaches and joys.
We have Liz a present day teenager that is struggling with OCD and an eating disorder due to her OCD of germs. She lives with her Mother in the city and when her Mother has to go out of town for a job she is sent to live with her Father and stepmother on a goat farm in the country. Doesn’t sound like the right place for a girl with a germ phobia does it?
And then we have Sisi/Elisabeth a young girl struggling with being a teenager during times of arranged marriages in the 1800’s in Bavaria. Sisi is a tomboy/daddy’s girl who’s Mother and Aunt are trying to force her to grow up, become a lady and accept her fate to one day become the Empress of Bavaria.
The author went back and forth with the chapters between the two girls showing the parallels of their lives. Liz finds the diary and locket of Sisi in her psychiatrists office and becomes obsessed with her story.
Over all I would recommend this book for young adults and lovers of fantasy fiction books. It was a very enjoyable read with my opinion the ability to become a series to continue the story.
By Becca Vincenza
The race is on to find the Rebirth paranormals.
Elijah doesn’t have feelings. He doesn’t care, nor does he empathize, until the day Audrey was found. While searching her mind telepathically, things suddenly changed for him. He never imagined that he would face all the emotions plaguing him. Now he is on a mission to find the rumored Rebirth creature. What happens when a creature never meant to feel anything suddenly becomes attached to another?
Valentine always knew there was something…different about her. While she hated even the thought of blood, she loved to help those in need. She felt an instant connection with her patients and always strived to save lives. Her adoptive sister always told her that she cared too much. That she couldn’t save everyone. And now there is a colder than ice man in her life that won’t go away, and won’t take no for an answer. The problem is, she never wanted to push him away, even though she knows he will be her downfall.
First off Healed is the second book in the rebirth series so if you have not read Damaged I recommend you read it before reading Healed.
This book is about Valentine an unknown paranormal that does not know anything about her paranormal heritage. She was raised by her best friends Amani’s family, Amani herself is a paranormal that was only given information about herself on an as need to know basis. The only thing Valentine knows about herself is that she can heal animals and humans but does not know why. Elijah is a wraith a paranormal that has no ability to feel and is feared by all. He is sent to bring the unknown paranormal back to his clan before other clans can capture her.
Valentine and Elijah are exact opposites. One cares too much and the other not at all! But they begin to have a connection to one another and struggle to figure it all out. Look for plenty of twists and turns and OMGs with these two. They will have you sitting on the edge of your seat wishing you could read faster to see what is going to happen.
Over all this was a great story that was the perfect follow up to book one. I have become a big fan of Becca’s and I am looking forward to more of her stories… they just keep getting better and better! Her characters are ones you love and ones you love to hate! Awesome job Becca!
5 shiny gold stars!
I have to open this review with how amazed I am with the works of all these first time authors that I have been reading lately. Evie rates up there with the seasoned pros! This book was believable, well written, excellently edited and a great storyline and the title could not be more perfect. I am looking forward to reading the next books in this series.
This story is about human trafficking and how it happens right under our noses without us even realizing it. The book starts out with Lilly and Sasha two sisters from Australia who have recently lost both their parents. They have a pretty large farm that they have inherited from their parents. They take a break to travel and see some places they have always wanted to see, first stop New York. On their first day there they go out to check it out and have a bite to eat and some drinks. When they leave they are kidnapped and taken by car then by plane to where they do not know. When they arrive at the destination they are torn apart and one is sent to one place and the other somewhere else. Lily was basically hand picked to become a collection piece by the man that runs the trafficking ring his name is Marcos. He sister Sasha was only taken because they were together so she ends up being a slave. The slaves do all the work, cleaning, preparing meals, gardening and waiting on the collection pieces until they are sold off. The collection pieces belong to Marco and are treated well given nice things to wear good food to eat, but this comes with a price. They are Marco’s collection and are put on display once a month at a party and men are there to bid on them. The highest bidder gets the collection piece for their sexual pleasers to do what they want as long as they do not damage the goods. Each collection piece has a private guard, Lilly’s guard is Jake. They become pretty close but there is just something secretive about Jake that has you guessing all the way through the book. He has some kind of mission to complete and he is not letting anything get in his way. He makes you believe that it is a position working right under Marco, but some of his actions make you stop and rethink that possibility. He is very mysterious but oh so sexy and caring of Lilly and Sasha.
I have a hard time with some reviews where there is so much I want to say but cant because I will give away the story and then you will not want to read the book lol! I hope that this was enough of a tease to make you want to read this one, I promise you will not be disappointed. Evie did such an amazing job that I wish I could give more than five stars, but they have not opened the rating for anything higher yet. So I will have to settle for 5 of the shiniest gold stars for this book! Thank you Evie, I am so looking forward to reading more from you in the future!
Title: Pieces Of Autumn
Author: Mara Black
Publish Date: July 30,2014
I am not usually a reader of “Dark” stories, but this one had me captivated! And was not as dark as what I was expecting. The story takes place in the future where money is useless, (something I would have never imagined).
The main character is a teenaged orphan named Autumn . Her parents were murdered and she is now living on the streets trying to survive, starving and running away from her parent’s killer, refusing to be found. In desperation she sold herself of her own free will to an organization called “Stocker”. She knew going with them meant selling herself, but hey she is not starving and can’t be found by the person that wants her dead. This organization educates and prepares hopeless young girls to be sold to the highest bidders as sex slaves. But Autumn is not sold, she is sent to Tate also known as “The Viper”, a man feared by those know in this organization.
At one time he was a trainer of the girls. His job was to torture and break them in order for them to learn how to be submissive to their prospective masters. But this is not who he is any longer, he has changed, now fighting his split personality one the real him Tate and the other “The Viper” his dark half the one that wants to own Autumn. When he receives Autumn as a gift he does not know how to act around her so he tries to keep his distance in hopes of scaring her away. This is not going to work with her… she is stubborn and does not back down. His treatment of her is drawing her closer to him. She is starting to have feelings for him and she knows she should not be feeling this way but Tate too is starting to show that he has feeling for her also.
I can’t say too much more without giving away the story and spoiling it for you. All I can say is this is a great book if you are OK with dark situations. The storyline is very well written the author did an awesome job for her first book! Kudos to you Mara! Looking forward to reading more of your books.
I was given this book to read as part of a book tour. This is my first time reading anything written by Kathy Kulig.
I liked the book but I felt it needed more storyline and plot. It was a good book do not get me wrong, I would just have liked to have know more about this town, the guild and the characters. Nightlord Lover is more of an erotic paranormal story that involves a very steamy ménage between Larissa, Garrick, and Ramon. While it is apparent both men are in love with Larissa, she seems to be only in love with Garrick.
The story opens with Larissa a woman that just moved to New Hope PA and is preparing to open a new lingerie store just in time for the Christmas rush. Her landlord is Garrick a 200 year old vampire but she is unaware of this piece of information and has only spoken to him by telephone. The day before her grand opening, Garrick shows up just as she is trying on a sexy nighty that is from Paris and way out of her price range. She is embarrassed being caught in it and confused as to how he got in since the door was lock. He introduces himself to her and she is smitten right from the start and Garrick realizes he wants her for his own a crimson swan. But he will not take her he wants her to give herself willingly.
He then takes her on a tour of the town and tells her the areas to avoid. She questions him about these places since it is suppose to be a safe town, he just tells her a story about a ghost and does not let her in on the vampire secret yet. He has arrange for some friends to watch over her and he tells her that he has arranged for a college student named Jordan to help put with the store. Also that his friend Ramon will be the handyman for anything that needs to be fixed and he will be paying them for their work. Jordan is a human that is protected by the guild because her rich father pays for her protection making her off limits to all vampires. Ramon is a vampire that has the skills of a sorcerer and can cast spells.
Garrick and Ramon are not the only vampires that want Larissa, there are two other vampires that do not follow the rules out to take her as their own. Will Garrick get Larissa willingly before the others take her??? Will she become a swan, slave or a vampire herself??? This I will leave to you to find out for yourself.
I would love to read a follow up story on this book that tells more about the characters and lets you know how things played out. I could see that more could be told when I finished the book, not a cliff hanger but an opening to more to come.
By N.L. Hoffman
This is the second book in the series and it does not disappoint! The story line flows with the characters from book one Blood Slave and adds a couple new ones. A hot ass sexy werewolf detective named Trent Vinolva and a smartass cocky and US Marshall named Jaecy Noble. They are teamed up together to solve a killing or should I say mutilation of an ex mobster. We find out that Blake and Jacey are actually half sisters, having the same father Lucifer. Now there is a character that will make you laugh out loud! I wonder if he just had a crazy sense of humor or does he one foot in the insane asylum!
When Jacey and Trent first meet at the crime scene of a murder they really do not like one another and at times it is comedy to read the things that happen between them. At this crime scene Jacey hears what she thinks is a dog in the back part of the house, before Trent can stop her she is attacked by the very large wolf, but manages to get a couple of shots off and kills the wolf before she blacks out. After this attack things start changing within her body. She soon is informed that she is a supernatural being called a shadow. She does not take all of this very seriously and again gives us some laughs at her ways of thinking. Soon she realizes that it is not a joke and she needs answers that no one seems to want to give her.
She ends up meeting her half sister Blake and Blake’s friends where she is told a little more about what she is now and then to find out that Lucifer The King of Hell is her father! Now with the help of all her new supernatural friends, father and the council she is hot on the trail to find the killer of Martinez the mobster that was mutilated.
This series is a great read that I would recommend to all paranormal readers. It has twists, turns, humor, love and loyalty. I am really glad that I chose to review this one for a blog tour, I am looking forward to book three…. Because the story is not finished but I will not say how I know this. Find out for yourself and make sure to read book one Blood Slave then this book Shadow Cursed you will not be disappointed!
Title:The Officer Next Door
Author: Ranae Rose
Rating: 5 Stars!
How can anyone resist temptation when it’s right next door?
Riley County North Carolina has a lot to offer: coastal views as far as the eye can see, and men in uniform who are even more gorgeous. Home to the most notorious prison in the state, Alicia’s new hometown is crawling with men who carry their own handcuffs and know how to use them – like Officer Liam Alexander, her one and only neighbor. After catching him out of uniform, she can’t resist pausing to enjoy the show. When Liam’s Southern charm drives him across the property line, life gets hotter than the Carolina summer could possibly account for. Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to life in the coastal haven, even with an officer next door.
Coordinating special events at a historic – and supposedly haunted – plantation is enough to have Alicia questioning her senses and her sanity, but the spirits of the past take a backseat to a pair of escaped convicts who blaze a trail of mayhem across Riley County. Not even the most intense chemistry can survive the perils that make a sunny seaside town a dangerous place to be after dark … can it?
Book 1 in the Lock and Key Series.
Book 2, Officer out of Uniform, coming soon!
This is my first book to read by Ranae and will not be my last I am looking forward to the rest of the series she has planned for this story line! Ranae knows how to tell a story and keep you wanting more. From other reviews I now have the need to look into her other series Inked In The Steel City. I would compare Ranae’s writing style to Patricia Cornwell and her Scarpetta Series ( I love that series). I really liked how she brought in multiple genres, paranormal, romance and mystery. Yes there are ghosts in this story along with a couple of psychotic murdering brothers and romance.
This story takes place in North Carolina with plenty of southern charm and a ghost of a past guest of the Wisteria Plantation and even a resident alligator! Alicia is the new wedding coordinator at the Wisteria. Alicia moved to North Carolina from Washington DC for a change of pace and scenery. And she gets more of a scenery change than she anticipated in the form of one hot ass cop that lives next door Liam Alexander. Liam works at the Riley County correctional facility there in Riley and is part of a special forces team. Immediately there is strong chemistry between Alicia and Liam, but both are shy when it comes to starting up a conversation. But thanks to Alicia’s friend and co worker the ice is broken and then finally get to know one another.
This story has a little bit of everything in it, humor, suspense, mystery and romance! I ended up reading this book in one day, I just could not bring myself to put it down for more than a few minutes at a time! Over all this was an excellent story that I would recommend to anyone that loves a good romantic scary and funny story all wrapped up in one book. Ranae did an awesome job with this new series and I am looking forward to book two Officer out of Uniform and here more of the other characters story.