Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Backstage Pass By Olivia Cunning

Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1)

Genre: Erotic Romance

Description:

Five stunning guys, one hot woman, and a feverish romance...

For him, life is all music and no play...

When Brian Sinclair, lead songwriter and guitarist of the hottest metal band on the scene, loses his creative spark, it will take nights of downright sinful passion to release his pent-up genius...

She's the one to call the tune...

When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But Brian is the only one she wants to get her hands on...

Then the two lovers' wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory...and sin...






Review

 This book was a far better read then I even imagined it would be. Full of steamy and if you like your reads with plenty of heat then this one is one for you. I absolutely loved the lead female character, Myrna, I don’t often find a female character that I get on the bandwagon with but I couldn’t help but develop a connection with Myrna and want the best for her. I loved her sense of humour and the poodle comment moment was hilarious;

“She focused on Sed. “I have a favor to ask of you.”
“Anything, Myrna.” He seemed sincere.
“I need a million dollars to pay the ransom on my kidnapped poodle,” she said.
Sed’s jaw dropped.
She laughed. “Kidding”.
Brian burst out laughing. “Oh my God, did you see the look on his face?””

I also enjoyed Brian’s character, his emotional nature helps balance out Myrna’s hesitance in that area, mostly due to her treatment in the past from her ex-husband turned stalker, though at times Brian’s insecurity got on a my nerves just a little, I just wanted to hit him over the head and tell him to trust Myrna already, she hadn’t given him any reason not to fully trust her. The threesome scene between Brian, Myrna and Trey bugged me just a little, I don’t see how Brian could be so jealous over any remote little thing when it came to other guys with Myrna but was perfectly okay with sharing her with Trey, even if it did mean nothing to Trey, that didn’t really balance out to me, but it was a damn hot scene. The other members of the band were combined into the story with perfection and made me so eager to read more about them and their stories. This book is seriously sexy, sometimes the steam in a book can outweigh the story and just ruin a book but it didn’t at all for me, it very much appealed to the smutty side of my brain without detracting from the plot itself. I just can’t get over how much I loved this book, I could not stop reading it from start to finish, and I never wanted it to end. Olivia Cunning, the name of my new author crush.




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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Caressed By Ice By Nalini Singh

Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:

As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now he is a defector, and his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins - cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna...

Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted - and had her mind violated - by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives...




Review

 Unfortunately this read didn’t live up to my expectations. I have been looking forward to reading a Psy-Changeling book for quite a while now and I have heard and read so many great things about this series beforehand, sadly I was left wondering what all the hype was about. I think it was the cold nature of Judd throughout the most part of the read that I lost interest with, though I understand that it was part of his “training” or what have you, it made it harder to connect with him and therefore with the story itself. I also wasn’t keen on how everyone felt the need to coddle Brenna, even though she had been through a vicious experience at the hands of a psychopath, she grew and was strong enough to fend for herself yet was continually kept in a cage by her brothers and those who believed that is what needed to be done and was best for her.

I tend to like a lot of steam and romance in my reads and this one was more based around character development and grow then any else though towards the end of the read things get more heated, I think I enjoyed reading the epilogue at the end more than I did the rest of the book itself. I think that is one of the things that I was expecting more of in this book, more heat and passion. This wouldn’t stop me from reading the other books in the series however; it was an original read and did have some good points, I enjoyed finding out the finer details about Judd and his abilities and I was happy to see Brenna and Judd’s relationship finally come together. I am curious to find out what the other books have in store for me.




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Monday, February 6, 2012

Giveaway! The Lure of Shapinsay eBook, plus a Promotional T-Shirt as an added bonus!

Thanks to the generosity of the author of "The Lure of Shapinsay" Krista Holle, I have an eBook copy of "Lure" and a promotional T-Shirt to give away to one lucky person, and yes, it is open internationally!
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 The Lure of Shapinsay

Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant.

Unexpectedly, Kait is awoken by a beautiful, naked selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure.

Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?


My review for this title can be found here: The Lure of Shapinsay Review


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The Lure Of Shapinsay By Krista Holle

The Lure of Shapinsay

*Submitted for Review by Author*

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:

Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant.

Unexpectedly, Kait is awoken by a beautiful, naked selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure.

Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?







Review

This was a very original read and like nothing I have encountered before. I like to think of it as an out of the norm paranormal romance with a historical base. I was a little surprised to find myself getting into this read seeing as I am not a fan of books that have a historical element and the accents didn’t bother me either or detract from the read itself. The whole story starts with Kait’s friend having a baby that the towns people believe to be cursed by a selkie and to be destroyed but Kait is against it and goes to the sea to save the baby only to arrive too late, but sees something, someone that she will never forget and who becomes a focal point of her life and to an extent her troubles. When the selkie, which Kait decides to name Eamon, comes looking for Kait she is taken aback at first but isn’t afraid and grows to have feeling for the selkie just as he does her the more time they spend together. Eventually Eamon takes the step to live on land and be with Kait forever but this has dire consequences for his health in time and Kait must make the sacrifice to send him back to where he belongs, even if it means losing him;

““Listen carefully,” she whispered coarsely. “This isn’t about your pain. If you don’t want to bury that young burd, you must release him back into the sea.””

I was sure this was not going to be a happy ending at that point but I am glad that it all worked out, really kept me guessing with what was going to happen and if Eamon and Kait were ever going to be happy again. This is very much on the tame level of paranormal romance, if you are looking for steamy scenes then you won’t find them here but it is still a great story regardless. I didn’t have many issues with this read, but I did at certain points find Eamon irritating due to his stubborn ways but that is his character, being selkie. I also found Kait on occasion to have little regard for Eamon, thinking more of herself. Over all I would give this three and a half stars, this read was more than I expected it to be and if you are looking for something different to read and out of the ordinary, then give this one a chance, you might be surprised.




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