Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Check out this blog contest!!

Hello everyone. Just popping in to give you a quick link to a great blog contest.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Angels' Blood Review

Plot: 10/10
Originality: 10/10
Characters: 9.5/10
Writing: 8.5/10
Romance/Passion: 8/10
Cover(bonus): 4/5
Score: 46/50 +4= 50

The story started a little slow but got a lot stronger as it went along. Even though most of the action was toward the end of the book I was still glued to the pages wanting to hear more about the characters. I LOVED the ending and totally did not see it coming. This story line has so much potential and I can't wait to see which way she takes it.

This story line was very different than what I have read before. I was so intrigued by stories behind the Angels and the Guild Hunters. I just love the world that Nalini has created and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us.

The characters in this book where great. Elena was strong and stubborn. But she was sometimes too stubborn and I wanted to smack some sense into her. Raphael was a dark, sensual, kick-butt hero but was also kind hearted deep down. Not to mention he was hotness with wings..lol.

This was my first Nalini Singh's book but I was overall happy with the writing. Sometimes I got frustrated with the little hints she inserted about their past that would through me off. I would have loved a little more from the love scenes but they were still steamy.

The cover was what made me pick up this book. The platinum blond with the innocent looking face caught my attention and I loved how she was looking up into the sky.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Look at all my goodies!!

I checked my mail yesterday and I was sooooo excited to see 3 packages with books in them.In one box was my signed copy of "A Rush of Wings" by Adrian Phoenix that I won from her yahoo group. The next was my copy of "In the Blood" also by Adrian Phoenix that I bought. The last one was a signed ARC of "Bad to the Bone" by Jeri Smith-Ready that I won in her spread the word contest along with a $50 GC to the book store of my choice. You talk about excited. I rarely win anything so to win 2 contest within a few weeks was cool. I will be sinking my teeth into these soon so look for the reviews. I just finished "Angels' Blood" by Nilini Singh and will post a review tomorrow.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Night Embrace Review

Name: Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, #4)

Date: July 13th 2006 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pages: 408 pages

Dear Reader,

Life is great for me. I have my chicory coffee, my warm beignets, and my best friend on the cell phone. Once the sun goes down, I am the baddest thing prowling the night: I command the elements, and I know no fear. For centuries, I've protected the innocent and watched over the mankind, making sure they are safe in a world where nothing is ever certain. All I want in return is a hot babe in a red dress, who wants nothing more from me then one night.

Instead, I get a runaway Mardi Gras float that tries to turn me into roadkill and a beautiful woman who saves my life but can't remember where she put my pants. Flamboyant and extravagant, Sunshine Runningwolf should be the perfect woman for me. She wants nothing past tonight, no ties, no long-term commitments.

But every time I look at her, I start yearning for dreams that I buried centuries ago. With her unconventional ways and ability to baffle me, Sunshine is the one person I find myself needing. But for me to love her would mean her death. I am cursed never to know peace or happiness-not so long as my enemy waits in the night to destroy us both.

Talon of the Morriganes

Plot: 4.5/5
Character: 5/5 (I loved the supporting characters in this book. Nick, Vane & Fang made me laugh my butt off)
Writing Style: 4.8/5 (I am very comfortable with Sherrilyn’s writing style)

Romance Factor: 5/5 (steamy read)
Originality: 4.5/5
Book Cover: 4/5

Overall Rating:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Rush of Wings by Adrian Pheonix

A Rush of Wings (The Maker's Song, book 1)
Date: January 8th 2008
Author: Adrian Pheonix
Pages:416 pages


Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.

F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.

What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer -- and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire -- in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny....

Plot: 5/5
Character: 5/5
Writing Style: 4.5/5 (sometimes I got lost by the vagueness and I was a little confused by the language)
Romance Factor: 4/5 (it is urban fantasy but still enough romance)
Originality: 5/5 (this is definitely not your everyday vampire book)
Book Cover: 3/5 (I would have loved to see a man on the cover)

Overall Rating: 4.9/5 (it is definitely a keeper, loved it)

Click the book cover to check out Adrian's Site.


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