Friday, December 5, 2014

Cover Reveal: Chasing December By E. Montgomery


Title: Chasing December
Author: E. Montgomery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  December 19, 2014


When December had had her fill of bad boyfriends, she cashed in her savings and made her dream a reality. She is now the proud owner of December’s Light, the towns first candle boutique. Entrepreneurship has left little time for play – or men – over the last two years.

Chase, the new guy in town, stumbles upon December’s Light while on the search for a birthday gift for his sister. He finds a lot more than the perfect scented candle inside the shop though.

But can December allow her heart to open up to this man after she learns his secret?









E. Montgomery was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and raised in Yorktown, Virginia; so paranormal inspiration was easily obtained. She is working on a few books due out in 2015, paranormal and contemporary. When not attached to her laptop, E. Hammond has 4 wonderful children and a nursing degree that likes to rob her of writing time. Some favorites include: Reading (of course), writing (well duh), baking fancy-schmancy cakes, painting and last but not least hanging out with her amazing husband.



Monday, December 1, 2014

The King By J.R. Ward

The King (The Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Description:


 J.R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?



Review


 This read was slightly disappointing for me, Wrath has always been one of my favourite characters, but in this it just didn’t feel like we got enough of him. Though I do understand that Ward is trying to transition in the side characters more into the focal point, they don’t measure up to the greatness of the main characters that we have come to know and love in my opinion.

Perhaps my opinion may change when the size characters get their own books and we get more than just a few pieces of their stories here and there but for now I can’t seem to get infested in them. I think I am having a hard time letting go of the fact that there will most likely not be full books on any of the “original” brothers any more *sigh*.

On a more positive note, what little we did get of Wrath and Beth in this read I loved. The progression of the characters and the relationship struggles they faced kept me enthralled and is what kept me reading. I am missing the other brothers though so even though I am not particularly interested in the side characters, I will keep reading for snippets of them. I give this read 4 stars.



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cover Reveal: Witches Be Burned By Stacey Kennedy

WITCHES BE BURNED by STACEY KENNEDY
 

In Stacey Kennedy’s steamy paranormal romance novel, a rookie guardian sworn to combat the undead risks life and love in a world of violence, witchcraft, and seduction.
 
Title: Witches Be Burned, a Magic & Mayhem novel
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Page Count: TBA
Publisher: Loveswept by Random House
Format: Digital eBook
ISBN: 978-0-553-39513-6
 
Synopsis:
 
Nexi Jones has lost her family, she’s been stripped of her guardian duties, and she’s still learning the ins and outs of white magic. At least she has Kyden, the smoldering hot elite guardian who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi completes her training, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Ready or not, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer—and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test.

Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he’s ever seen. And at their helm is the Black Witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed Nexi’s blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock who covets Nexi’s heart. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.
 
 
 
Author Bio

STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart.
 
Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy.
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lover At Last By J.R. Ward


Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11)

Genre: Paranormal Romance, M/M

Description:


Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.


Review

This read was a quick one for me, though I found that I didn’t enjoy it as much as the previous instalments. The story was still very enjoyable and I got lost in the pages, finishing it one sitting. There is so much going on as usual in a Black Dagger Brotherhood book but you never feel lost or overwhelmed.

I like how we got an insight to the strength and integrity Layla has for herself and others, if I remember correctly I didn’t much care for her at all in the previous book, I just wanted her gone so Qhuinn and Blay could be together without interruption but I really enjoyed her in this read and I look forward to reading more about her in future.

As for Blay, I feel like he came into his own in this, he found his strength and did what needed to be done and say what needed to be said, finally. Qhuinn also opened up in this read, he allowed himself to be vulnerable and let down all the barriers he had up, it is almost like Blay and Qhuinn switched places from the roles they played in the past books, they got perspective in each other’s shoes.

My expectations were met with this book, it was everything I had hoped it would be though I feel like I could go back and read it again to get a better understanding of some of the side characters, such as Assail and Xcor. This series is one that I hope never ends and I’d give this particular instalment a rating of 4 stars.


 
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