Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Little update!

Sorry for the delay in posting guys, I moved into a new house and I am waiting on my wireless box to come in the mail! As soon as I have my internet all set up, you will be hearing more from me!

Also I wanted to let everyone know, I am accepting review requests, and offering to do giveaways and interviews. So if there are any authors or publishers interested feel free to contact me at

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Soul Magic Book Review

Soul Magic
Jennifer Lyon
Ballantine Books
The Random House Publishing Group
Publishing date: October 27, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-345-50635-1

              ‘Soul Magic’ was such an amazing continuance of the Wing Slayer novels. I really thought when I finished ‘Blood Magic’ that I had a good idea what was going to happen in the second book. Considering each member of the Wing Slayers had to find his mate or other half of his soul if you will, I thought all the novels would be of the same basic story line. Oh how mistaken I was, even though this novel does tell the story of Sutton and Carla bonding, it has very little similarity to Axel and Darcy’s story. To me this is a very rare talent to be able to write a series based on the same plot but make each one so completely different and intriguing.

                Sutton was fighting the curse ten times worse than Axel ever had to with Darcy, he couldn’t get Carla out of his head, yet he had no idea whether he wanted to make love to her or kill her more. Then when an out of control psychic rogue lets loose on Carla’s mind and she realizes her twin sisters soul in trapped in that rogue’s knife, she asks Sutton to help her on a nearly impossible mission.  Her sister, Keri is convinced the eagle can save her; Carla is convinced that Sutton is that eagle because of the tattoo on his back.

The question is can Carla and Sutton resist the lethal attraction to each other long enough to save Keri or will they seal the bond and leave Keri’s soul floating in unrest forever?

                The plot and layout of this story is so much more intense than ‘Blood Magic’ don’t get me wrong I loved the first novel but this one blew me away completely. I even cried a few times during ‘Soul Magic’. Sutton and Carla face so much together and it’s hard to believe the way everything turns out. You find yourself going back and forth between the scenes, trying to figure out how it is going to end. This book will keep you on your toes and leave you in a state of awe. Jennifer Lyon completely upped the stakes in ‘Soul Magic’ and I absolutely cannot wait to sink my teeth into ‘Night Magic’ and see which character is taking his turn next offering his soul and waiting to see if he is Wing Slayer worthy.

* I purchased this book on my own accord and decided to review it. I was not compensated for this review.

Dragon's Oath (A House of Night Novella)

Dragon's Oath
A House Of Night Novella
P.C and Kristin Cast               
St. Martin's Griffin

    Dragon’s Oath was a nice backstory into how Professor Dragon and Professor Anastasia met and fell in love. It was a nice quick read. It takes place after the book ‘Awakened’ in the series. Then you see Dragon reflecting and taking you back to his youth and meeting Anastasia.

       It was a good novella because not only did it show how they met and give you their backstory it also gave a little insight into how decisions they made back then contributed to the mass destruction of the school and possibly the world, with the release of Kalona.

             I love stories like that, that make you go wow that how it all began. It is always nice to have that extra insight. I always like Professor Dragon and I thought he was a rather interesting character, he always showed a lot of depth and mystery to him. So I thought it was fitting that there was a novella written about his story.

     However it was a very fast read and I feel like the plot was a bit sloppy, more rushed through than it needed to be. So that was a big down point for me. You need time and details to make the story come alive and I feel like this novella lacked a bit in that area.

           Another thing I enjoyed was that this one was a tad more serious, you didn’t have all the small quirks that seem to drive me mad with Zoey and everyone. It was a nice break from that as well. I recommend it to anyone who has read the series; you really do want to see his backstory because it has a key part that links to the rest of the series.

*I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Blood Magic Book Review

Blood Magic
Jennifer Lyon
Ballantine Books
The Random House Publishing Group

‘Blood Magic’ was a powerhouse of a novel, it had every element you could want in a paranormal romance. ‘Blood Magic’ gives a new twist on the world of witches. I have read novels about witches and witchcraft since I was a little girl and never before have I ever seen it done like this. The story captivated me from the very first page and it just pumped out adventure and adrenaline filled scenes right after the other. Axel and Darcy have such a powerful love story happening that it is hard to turn away from. Darcy feels like she just wants to lose herself in him and Axel feels the same but he can’t allow the curse and his bloodlust to take over and take her life! The exchanges between those two were so passionate, powerful, and beautifully written. I am absolutely in love with these characters and I cannot wait to read ‘Soul Magic’ which is the next book in the series.
    Darcy had never fit in she always knew she was different but tried to be as normal as possible because her adopted father told her she was evil. Well it turns out Darcy isn’t normal at all she indeed an earth witch and she could possibly be the very most important and powerful one though she has never known it. After a series of confusing and terrifying events she finds herself prisoner in a witch hunter’s house. He has been cursed just like all the other hunters with a terrible bloodlust for witch’s blood but Axel and his men are determined not to go rogue and have dedicated their lives to protecting earth witches and killing rogues. Now Axel has run into a problem his four year old sister, Hannah has been cursed with the death mark and will die soon if they cannot get a earth witch to remove the spell. This is where Darcy comes in; Axel kidnapped her and is depending on her to save Hannah.

                Darcy has no idea where to even start considering she didn’t even know she was a witch but after seeing Hannah, she realizes she cannot walk away and let a poor little innocent girl die; she has to at least try. She begins to work on her witchcraft and she and Axel realize that they are in the fight of their lives, in more ways than one.

Axel and Darcy have such a heavy lethal attraction to each other and soon begin to realize they need each other and can help each other more than they ever could have imagined. Besides the story of Darcy and Axel there are plenty of other characters that play their own parts in the story, each one is important and I really love the aspect of that. There is no meaningless character in this book.

                It is such a compelling and powerful story, just when you think everything is going to be ok, their world gets flipped upside down again. The whole time I was reading I was just waiting for Axel to take Darcy into his arms and overcome the curse but I never ever saw the ending coming. That is a rare talent, to completely throw the reader off throughout the book. ‘Blood Magic’ was such a captivating, thrilling story, with unforgettable characters that you won’t forget and it will leave you craving the next book.

* I purchased this book on my own accord and decided to review it. I was not compensated for this review.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Soul On Fire Book Review

Soul on Fire
Skyy Banks
UrbanEdge Publishing

               Warning get the tissues out before you start this book and keep them well stocked as you read. ‘Soul on Fire’ was one of the most emotional books I have read. The main character Dana really has been through the ringer. She has a successful business and has made a name for herself in Atlanta but everything else in her life seems to be falling apart. She suffers from terrible nightmares involving masked men and a little girl that they do terrible things to and it always happens at the same time of morning, 3:00 am. These dreams lead her to seek solace in love and affection from men, many men, even a married one that she has a long unhealthy affair with. All of these things she calls her mess of a life lead her to see a psychiatrist for help, Dr. Mitchell hoping she can explain the dreams and Dana’s sexaholic behavior. Dr. Mitchell helps Dana unravel a past Dana had no idea she had buried and even more terrifying she finds out it involved molestation.

                Dana now has to face this and figure out why she jumps from man to man and how she can commit to a healthy relationship. Meanwhile the affair with the married man blows up in her face and an argument with her best friend sends her over the edge.

                I cried my eyes out numerous times while reading this book. I really felt for Dana. It seemed to be one thing after another that just unloaded on her and right when you think she is starting to figure it all out, something else blows your mind. It was an amazing story and it was beautifully written. It was entertaining, brimming with pain and heartache that you felt with the character and I couldn’t put it down. I just had to see what happened to Dana next.

                I do have to warn anyone who does not like or cannot handle explicit sex scenes or foul language this book is not for you. I however found it delightful, it was sad but it was a nice change from the typical love story. This book was so much more realistic because unfortunately I know there are plenty of people out there that have problems committing to relationships or problems with self-esteem because of things that happened to them. Books like this bring it out and make people realize it and I find that to be a very useful and helpful thing.

               As far as I am concerned this book was sad but amazing and is a must read. It will most definitely open up some eyes! It had wonderful talent, was intriguing until the very end.

*I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Book from Lisa Jackson, Devious!

Devious is now available! And is the latest from bestselling author Lisa Jackson, be sure to pick it up!

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Bad Idea I'm About To Do Book Review

A Bad Idea I'm About To Do
True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure
Chris Gethard
De Capo Press
978 – 0 – 306 – 82030 – 4

                This book was honestly one of the best books that told the story of ‘my life’. It was truly enjoyable .The experience is Chris went through in his life are so unbelievable and funny. He seriously chose some bad ideas and got himself into some crazy situations. I found myself laughing at some of the things he did or what happened to him. Other things like his problems with anxiety and panic attacks. I could relate to. I went through my many years of suffering at the hands of my out of control, anxiety. So I can really understand and feel for him.

                Chris's life definitely wasn't a boring one, and neither is this book. You really don't know what to expect next. In this book his life isn't like any other I've ever read about the stories were just so insanely intriguing and funny and out of this world.  Insane things happened to him starting at a very young age and he chose decisions that most of us would avoid at all costs.

I loved reading this outrageous biography and I would love to see you show as well. I wasn't familiar with Chris until this book and I can say I am a fan now. This book was definitely a great comic relief life story! I would highly recommend it.

*I recieved this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.