Thursday, 28 February 2013

Please share!!!

Guys, one of the winners of the The Love of My (Other) Life giveaway has given me a faulty email by accident. So, what I'm going to do is I'm going to post this here, and I'll post on my blog's FB too.

The winner was Amber Bauswell!

So if you guys can share this and see if she can see it some place.

Amber, if you see this, you have until about 3PM GMT tomorrow (March 1st) to contact me via my blog or FB so that we can figure out what to do. If you do not get in touch with me within that time I will have to pick a new winner!

Please share this so that we can make sure Amber sees it! Thanks guys! :)

And The Winners Are...

The winners for the The Love of My (Other) Life giveaway are;

Amber Bauswell


Tasha Lavoie

Both of you can expect an email from Sarah Miniaci soon!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Fallen Too Far (Too Far #1) by Abbi Glines

Title; Fallen Too Far
Author; Abbi Glines
Series; Too Far, book one
Source; Amazon, Paid
Format; Kindle
Publisher; Abbi Glines
Publication Date; December 14th 2012
Description; To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter.

She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far.

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.43*s
My Rating; 5*s (I kind of want to give it more stars)
Would I read anything else by this author? Most definitely!
Would I recommend this book? Yes!
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of Romance, New Adult, Realistic Fiction. (Everyone?)

My Review; I got this book because I'd seen it around a lot, especially with the sequel going live yesterday. To be honest this book wasn't even on my to read list until yesterday, I'd seen it around, but never read the description or anything. Then...then I read the description and I just had to have it.

Now I'm thinking that I'm going to go crazy if I don't get the sequel soon. I think that, with one book, Abbi Glines has become one of my favourite authors.
This, for me, is the kind of book that leaves you wondering what you're going to do with your life now.

This review is probably just going to be me gushing over this book. Like a lot of the reviews for the books are. Because I couldn't put this book down, well, I had trouble putting it down.

I loved all of the characters (except for Nan and a couple of characters like her.)
If you asked me who my favourite character was, I'd probably answer with an "I don't know." Because I really can't choose a favourite character. (It might be Rush. It could definitely be Rush. It could be Blaire, but it's most probably Rush.)

I want to get a physical copy of this book so that I can hug it. Is that bad? Maybe...

This book is amazing, and I kind of felt like squealing like a tween sometimes. Because some things were just too cute. I need more of this book, and I need to read more by Abbi Glines. If this book isn't on your to-read list yet, it should be.

Monday, 25 February 2013

On My Kindle (#3) - A weekly event

On My Kindle (17th - 24th Feb 2013);
I will be skipping this weeks On My Kindle. I might upload it tomorrow, or the next day, or never, but I'm too ill to spend an hour staring at my computer screen. There's been this nasty cold going around the house and its finally caught me (just as everyone else was getting over it.) So, sorry about that.
What's on you eReader this week?

Friday, 22 February 2013

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Title; The Nightmare Affair
Author; Mindee Arnett
Series; The Arkwell Academy, book one.
Source; NetGalley
Format; Kindle
Publisher; Tor Teen
Publication Date; March 5th 2013
Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.


Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder.

Then Eli’s dream comes true.

Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target

Goodreads Average Rating; 3.90
My Rating; 3.75*s
Would I read anything else by this author? I'd give something else a try.
Would I recommend this book? Possibly. I don't know if I'd recommend it, really.
Who would I recommend it to? Unsure.

My Review; To be honest, I was quite disappointed with this book. It's not that it was bad or anything, because it was an okay read, but...I guess I wanted more. I guess I was...expecting more.

Dusty's character seemed immature and slightly annoying. At times it was like the book was narrated by a 12 year old and not a 16 year old.
That kind of annoyed me, and might well be what ruined this book for me, because it was an alright book, I just...didn't love it.

I think that the plot for this book is rather interesting. I have heard of Nightmares before (not just the dreams) and I have read about them as secondary characters. So, reading about a Nightmare, or the book being narrated by a Nightmare, that was something new.

This is a book that might recommend, but it would have to be to the right person. I mean, I'm sure some people will love this book, but that person is not me.

I think, near the end was probably the best part about this book. And to be honest, I didn't really feel like I wanted more, but I will still be reading the next book.

An enjoyable read, but not one that I loved.

Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1) by Karina Halle

Title; Sins & Needles
Author; Karina Halle
Series; The Artists Trilogy, book one
Source; Paid
Format; Kindle 
Publisher; Metal Blonde Books 
Publication Date; January 25th 2013
Goodreads Average Rating; 4.24
My Rating; 5*s
Would I read anything else by this author? Yes, I really want to read more of Karina's books.
Would I recommend this book? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Well, I think this book is a must read, so I will recommend it to everyone.

My Review; I need the sequel to this book. This book was just...amazing. I've not really read a book like this before, and even if I had, it would be nothing quite like this book. 

The characters were unique, and real, and I just loved them. 

And, I just...I don't know how many sentences I highlighted in this book! 

This is a must read in my opinion. The way it's written. The characters. The plot. This whole book was awesome.

I guessed a few things here and there, but a lot was unpredictable. For me anyway.

This is a book I recommend AND at this moment in time it is only $0.99 on Amazon (Or for us Brits 77 pence.)

Definitely kept me hooked, and definitely a book I recommend!

(This isn't much of a review, just incoherent gushing...again. You know the book's good if I can't really write a review for it, and just gush over everything in the book.)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Heart of a Stripper by Cyndi Harris

Warning; there are spoilers and pissed off ranting throughout this review.

Title; Heart of a Stripper
Author; Cyndi Harris
Source; Paid
Format; Kindle
Publisher; Self published
Publication Date; 14th Feb 2013

“The love that lasts the longest is the love that can never be.” 

For twenty-five year old Mitchell McCallister, that statement never seemed true. Finding the woman he loved happened in a snap, or so he thought. That was, until he found a connection with someone else, in a place he least expected. One kiss was all it took to keep him breathless and wanting more, but falling for a stripper he would never see again seemed foolish.

Being abandoned by her mother and living with her alcoholic father, Nevaeh Sky never really knew what it meant to feel wanted. Moving to a new town still wouldn’t change that, right? Waltzing into the office as a senior transfer to her new high school, Nevaeh is bemused to find the very mysterious stranger who was too shy to make a move on her at her new job. Having Mitchell as her new principal, she’s sure it will cause more harm than good. 

With an impending marriage, Mitchell struggles to keep his distance from Nevaeh, until he finds her beaten and bloody on the school steps. Taking her in and learning her secrets, the explosive forbidden attraction between them leaves Mitchell wavering; not only with her, but in his own life. Determined to save her from the life she’s chosen, Mitchell has no idea his world will never be the same again. 

But will saving Nevaeh be worth destroying everything he’s worked so hard for?

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.57 (From 7 ratings, not including my own)
My Rating; 1* That's right. 1. I did not finish this book, I got to 53%, but then I just could not read any more. 
Would I read anything else by this author? I'd possibly give something a try, but I'd be very reluctant to. 
Would I recommend this book? No, there are probably people out there that would enjoy this book, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. 
Who would I recommend it to? No one. 

My Review; I'm glad that this book was on my Kindle, because if I had a physical copy I'm sure I would've throw it across the room. Several times. 

Now, if you know me then you should know that I hate to give bad reviews. I have only ever given a one other one star review before. Even other books that I have not finished tend to get two star reviews because I will try to read them some other time. But this book, it just...infuriated me. 

There are lines like; "Sure, she was strong, but she was still a woman." I mean, this book is written by a woman and it has a sexist line like that in it! Ugh! And that's just the beginning.

So apparently, or at least according to Mitchell, Nevaeh must only like him because she has "daddy issues." 

So, can a younger woman not like an older man without having "daddy issues" now? 

What is this?

This book is over dramatic, predictable, disappointing and infuriating. 

I bought this book on the day it was released because I love teacher/student books. Don't know why, just do. Maybe it's the whole "forbidden" thing. 
I read the description of this book and was thinking "yeah, this book could be for me." 
It wasn't. 

When I started reading this book my sister asked me what was wrong, because I was sighing and rolling my eyes so damn much! 

I really wanted to like this book, I really did, and I feel like I'm being a bitch to the author for writing this rant/review, but this is simply my opinion on the book, and I only write honest reviews. 

Okay, the characters. Each and every character annoyed me in some way or another. 
Kaitlin (was that her name?) Oh God, what a BITCH! And I actually predicted stuff that happened with her. (SPOILER; she was sleeping with his father, but that was just so obvious to me.) She was over dramatic, whiny, stereotypical. 
His dad was an utter prick! Ugh, just because you're rich doesn't mean you have to be such a bastard. 
Adam kind of kept contradicting himself. And he was probably the most likeable character. 
Mitchell, he was okay at times. But I mean, he's all mad at Kate for cheating for months, when he's now doing the same thing, with a STUDENT! Jeez, Mitchell, get a grip!
Nevaeh, she's all innocent at times, and I mean, sure, you can be kind of innocent and be a stripper, but she was too innocent for her life experience. And then suddenly she's no longer a virgin and she's in his office trying to have sex. It's like she suddenly gained libido. Please. So, it was her first time, which, if you ask me, was pretty unrealistic anyway, and then she goes to have a shower straight after, and he joins her and suddenly she wants to go again! Are you kidding me? 

That is all I can say because if I carry on this rant I am going to go crazy.

I'd like to say sorry to the author, you know, just in case this review hurt your feelings and what not, but this book was not for me. Don't be discouraged though, I'm sure there's someone out there that will love your work. 

The Love of My (Other) Life by Traci L. Slatton - Blog Tour (Review + GIVEAWAY)

Title; The Love of My (Other) Life
Author; Traci L. Slatton
Source; Smith Publicity
Format; Paperback
Number of Pages; 233
Publisher; Parvati Press
Publication Date; January 31st 2013
Description; What worlds would you move to be with your soulmate?

Painter Tessa Barnum is struggling. Her husband left, she's broke, about to be evicted and has made some serious missteps in her career.
When scruffy Brian Tennyson explodes into her life, claiming to be from an alternate universe, Tessa thinks he's a crazy vagabond - albeit one with mysterious and undeniable appeal.

Then he informs her that in his world, they're married.

Tessa's universe is turned upside down as the truth of love and loss, victory and humiliation, and second chances comes back to her. She has to choose love over logic to reach that state of anticipation where miracles unfold. The secret to her own life was always in her heart.
Goodreads Average Rating; 3.33
My Rating; 4*s
Would I read anything else by this author? Yes
Would I recommend this book? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of romance, and people who like to read, or would like to read about parallel universe, and a little mystery.

My Review; This book is a very good example of why you should not judge a book by its cover. This book cover makes you think that the book must be erotic, but really, it's a sweet romance with an interesting storyline.

This book was definitely a fun read.

And it really does make you ask the question: What would you do for the love of your life?
Or rather as the description says: What worlds would you move to be with your soulmate?

I was also totally convinced that I knew how the book was going to end. I was wrong. So, the book isn't a predictable one either!

A fun, quirky read that I'd recommend.

This giveaway is for the chance to win one of two eBook copies of Traci L. Slatton's The Love of My (Other) Life. To enter just fill out the rafflecopter below.

If you win you will be contacted (via email) by Sarah Miniaci. She will then send you your eBook copy of the book.

Good luck!

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Monday, 18 February 2013

Big Bad: An Erotic Tale by Tricia Fleming

Title; Big Bad: An Erotic Tale

Author; Tricia Fleming

Publisher; UpsetAppleCart Press

Publication Date; November 22nd 2012

Description; Ruby Sanguine is about to inherit a family legacy that will steal away her innocence in every way. Her grandmother has hidden their family’s dark secret , Ruby’s own time for torment closing in as an agent of evil hunts her down. His methods of conquering her soul are seductively alluring but will Ruby be able to resist the ultimate call to darkness or has her fortune been cast with the demons in her blood?

The debut erotic novella by popular Wattpad author Tricia Fleming, also known as Trewest, takes a supernatural and seductive twist on the traditional 'Big Bad Wolf' of fairy tales. Join Ruby Sanguine on her provocative journey of self discovery to find what really lies within.

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.5*s

My Rating; 4*s

Would I read anything else by this author? Most definitely, because she is one of my favourite authors on Wattpad.

Would I recommend this book? Yes, it's possible.

My Review; Tricia Fleming is also known as Wattpad user Trewest. This was how I first heard of her, her book Queen of Spades was one of the first books I ever read on Wattpad and I love it. I have since read a couple more of her books and liked them just as much. This book however, I did not like as much.

Don't get me wrong. I still liked the writing and such, I just felt I couldn't connect with the story, and also, like, there could...maybe be some more information. The book felt like it was set in historical times, but, was it? I don't even know.

This is still a good book, and I still love Tricia Fleming's other books, and will still read anything she publishes, but this book didn't work too well for me. I'd still recommend it, because I have had a bit of reader's block lately, which makes me judge books more, but, yeah. This book still got 4 stars, and is still worth a read. It's a quick read at only 90 pages.

It is definitely a first for me, though. The retelling, and the subject. It's quite interesting.

Okay, this review doesn't make much sense, I'm rambling really.
That's because I don't really know what to think about this book.

A short, interesting read that I'd recommend. Basically.

On My Kindle: A Weekly Event. (#2)

There are definitely some good sounding books this week! I also didn't realise just how many I had acquired!

This Week On My Kindle (11th to the 17th of February 2013);
- Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway - £1.91 - 17th Feb
- Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1) by Karina Halle - £1.94 - 17th Feb (Currently reading this one, I'm 21% through it. I quite like it, definitely enjoyable, and something new for me.)
- Wishing Stars: Space Opera Fairytales by Nenia Campbell - £0.77 - 17th Feb
- Fearscape (Horrorscape #1) by Nenia Campbell - £0.77 - 17th Feb
- Endgame (Voluntary Eradicators #1) by Nenia Campbell - £0.77 - 17th Feb
- Big Bad: An Erotic Tale by Tricia Fleming - £2 ish (From UpsetAppleCartPress, the publisher) - 17th Feb - 4*s - Review to come
- A Weekend Temptation by Krista Caley - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Someone To Believe In by Kathryn Shay - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Suddenly A Bride (Across The Stars Book 1)  by Ruth Ann Nordin - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Sojourner (Sojourner Book 1) by Maria Rachel Hooley - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- If I Never Knew You by Aubrey Bailey - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Secret Seductions by Various - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- When You Wish by Lori Handeland - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Iced Romance by Whitney Boyd - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Private Dancer by Kimberly Dean - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Destiny Redeemed by Gabrielle Bisset - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Sweet and Wild by Cerian Hebert - £0.00 - 16th Feb
- Deadly Drive by Justine Korman Fontes - NetGalley - 16th Feb
- Beyond Eden by Kele Moon - NetGalley - 15th Feb
- Witch Fire by Laura Powell - NetGalley - 15th Feb
- The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper - NetGalley - 15th Feb
- Plan B by SJD Peterson - £0.00 - 14th Feb (Valentine's Day Deal on Publishers website.)
- Reflections of Love by Various - £0.00 - 14th Feb (Valentine's Day Deal on Publishers website.)
- Heart of a Stripper by Cyndi Harris - £1.95 - 14th Feb - Currently Reading - 32% - Kind of disappointed so far. Kind of predictable, a lot of annoying characters, but that could change.
- Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan - NetGalley - 14th Feb
- If Tomorrow Never Comes by Elizabeth Lowe - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- The Lighter Side of Large by Becky Siame - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Blue Rose In Chelsea by Adriana Devoy - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- A Collection of Great Dance Songs by Ronald Ragan - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Intentions of the Earl by Rose Gordon - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- The Breaking of Day by Sadie King - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Chased (How Not To Be Seduced by Billionaires: Book 1) by Marian Tee - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Amethyst, a YA paranormal romance/fantasy (#1 of the Guardian series) by Heather Bowhay - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Perfect for You: Laurel Heights Series, Book 1 (A Laurel Heights Novel) by Kate Perry - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Grimm's Fairy Stories by The Grimm Brothers - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Devil Black by Laura Strickland - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- MAID in the USA (The BAD BOY BILLIONAIRES Series) by Judy Angelo - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Looking For love (Boxed Set) by Rita Herron - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- A Kept Man by Kerry Connor - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- My Future Husband by Karen Clarke - £0.00 - 14th Feb
- Abby Road by Ophelia London - NetGalley - 14th Feb
- The Messenger by Stephanie Pippin - NetGalley - 14th Feb
- Mark of the Sylph by Rosalie Lario - NetGalley - 14th Feb
- Qualia by Marie Browne - £0.00 - 13th Feb
- Concealed by Sang Kromh - NetGalley - 13th Feb
- Makeover Miracle by Charmaine Ross - NetGalley - 13th Feb
- Voodoo on the Bayou by Elle James- NetGalley - 13th Feb
- A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund - NetGalley - 12th Feb
- The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett - NetGalley - 11th Feb - Currently Reading - 49% - I thought, or at least I was hoping, that this one would be better than it is. It's not terrible, but I'm not in love with it either.
- Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck - Edelweiss - 11th Feb
- The Time Between by Karen White - Edelweiss - 11th Feb
- The Devil's Metal by Karina Halle - NetGalley - 11th Feb
- And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst - NetGalley - 11th Feb

There is definitely a lot this week! I better get reading and reviewing! What's on your Kindle (or other eReader) this week?

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Cloak and Dagger by Nenia Campbell

I read this book a while back, when it was first published, and I loved it, but I didn't write a review for it. This is not so much a review, more a promotion of sorts, because there are currently discounts for this book and all of Nenia's other books.

This here is my Goodreads review; 
Before I read the book; Right now I'm having a should I, shouldn't I moment. Do I buy this book now because I really, really want to read it? Or do I wait until I have a bit more money?
Just so you know Nenia, if I end up broke I'm blaming you and your book for making me buy this now when really I should wait!

After I read the book; Nenia, you have to tell me about the sequel, and when it's going to be published.
I want more! So you have to tell me about publication dates and things.
Oh, why must you and countless other author's do this to me?
And, if you hadn't already gathered, I loved it! :)
(I am Goodreads friends with Nenia, which is why I talk directly to her within the review.)

And I did love the story, it was something I wasn't used to, and so when Nenia mentioned an eBook sale on her author's blog on Goodreads, I thought I'd tell you all about it.

For 48 hours you can get an eBook copy of any of Nenia's four books for £0.77 / $0.99
I recommend Cloak and Dagger. I've also just bought the other three books, but I won't be reading those until I have time. Unfortunately.

There are the links for the US and the UK. I hope you take advantage of this deal. (As I hope you take advantage of all of the deals and freebies I post!)

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Beyond Shame (Beyond #1) by Kit Rocha

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book is for 18+ only.

Title; Beyond Shame

Author; Kit Rocha

Series; Beyond book one, there are (I think) four books in the series, or there will be.

Publisher; Moira Rogers

Publication Date; September 16th 2012

Description; All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.

The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.

Her innocence is undeniable, but so is their intense sexual attraction, and soon they’re crossing every boundary Noelle barely knew she had. But if she wants to belong to Jas, first she’ll have to open herself to the gang, to a dangerous world of sex, lust and violence. A world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.

Goodreads Average Rating; 3.82

My Rating; 4.5*s

Would I read anything else by this author? Yes, I most definitely would.

Would I recommend this book? Yes

Who would I recommend it to? Those who like dystopia novels, those who like erotic romance books, people over 18. I think that most people should give this book a try. An erotic dystopia is definitely something new to me.

Review; This book was my first erotic dystopia novel, and I definitely want to try some more of them.

Bad Things About This Book;
The only bad thing for me was that there wasn't enough information about Eden and the sectors. I suppose that there might be more information in the other three books, I hope there is.
It's not that we don't get enough information, because there was some information, more so towards the end, but I'd still like to know a little more about why the world is like that, and what's going on within the world.
That is my only bad thing.

Good Things About This Book;
- The characters. Oh, I am in love with the characters.
- There's a plot. A lot of time with erotic novels there seems to be no plot, and nothing happening but sex, sex, sex. This book did have a lot of sex, sex, sex, but it also had a plot. Stuff happening other than the sex.
- The sex scenes were well written and pretty hot (in my opinion.)
- There are tries and troubles in the relationships, which makes it much more realistic. The sex and the relationship was slightly fast, but it totally worked within the books, with everything else going on and such.
- Pretty much everything.

I seriously need the sequel to this book, like now, but it's not out until March!
This is a book I think y'all should try.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Cover Reveal For T.C. Anthony's Three Stages of Love: Attraction

This here is the cover for T.C. Anthony's next book, and the second book in the Three Stages of Love series which will be released on March 1st this year. You might remember me participating in the blog tour for this book a few weeks ago, if not, here is the link to my review; My Review.

As you can see from my review, I quite enjoyed the first book in the series.

If you would like to read Three Stages of Love: Lust and don't have a copy yet, then there's no better time to get one. There is currently a Valentine's Deal, and you can get the first book in the series much cheaper than any other day! Especially considering the next book will be released March 1st 2013!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Free Book - Qualia by Marie Browne

Qualia by Marie Browne is free for Amazon Kindle from the 13th of Feb until the 17th!
We all love free books, don't we? So I thought I'd tell you all about it. As I will try to tell you about as many free books as I can. Most of the time I will read the book before I promote it, but if the book is only free for a limited time then I will try to tell you all ASAP.

Here is the link;


A brilliant combination of epic biblical apocalypse and gritty urban fantasy. - James Brogden

When the archangel Metatron offers his incompetent human assistant Joe, one final chance to cleanse his sullied soul, he jumps at the chance. But with Armageddon looming, Joe had better find out what's really going on, because, once Lucifer is released, any human will have missed their chance to pick a side.

However, as he prepares to deliver Graham Latimer, Lucifer's unwilling and confused human host to the angels, Joe discovers that all may not be as it seems. Hell is no longer the realm of eternal torment and Metatron's actions are not divinely inspired. Pursued by the very angels with whom he has worked for so long, Joe travels with a diverse group of 'demons' through what is left of the seven circles in an attempt to keep Graham safe and stop Metatron from fooling the other angels into destroying the world.

Facing his own personal demons, which are far more dangerous than those creatures around him and trying to find the 'truth' amongst the varying shades of grey that make up 'good' and 'evil', Joe has just one chance to make a difference. However any change is going to come at a cost and nobody, demon, angel or human, wants to pay the price.

(I think it sounds kind of interesting, what do you think?)

Monday, 11 February 2013

On My Kindle #1 (A new weekly event)

On My Kindle is going to be a weekly event where I will list the new titles I have downloaded on to my Kindle that week. I will list the price that I paid for each title (if it says Edelweiss or NetGalley next to the title, then I got that book from that site for review) and if I have read it I will also post my rating and a link to my review, if I have reviewed the title.
As this is the first week, and I have over 600 titles on my Kindle, I will only be posting those that I have downloaded this week. So, any titles that were downloaded prior to the 3rd of February will not be featured, because that would take me about a year.
All of these titles were purchased from Amazon UK.
This will be heavy on the free books, if a book's free I always feel like I have to give it a chance. Besides, who doesn't love a free book?
I will include the date I downloaded the book as well just in case you would like to request the title on NetGalley or Edelweiss, or in case you'd like to see if the book is still free.

This Week On My Kindle (3rd to the 10th of February 2013);
- By Chance (Courtland Chronicles #1) by Cat Grant - £0.00 - 10th Feb
- The Godling Chronicles: Book One (The Sword of Truth) by Brian D. Anderson - NetGally - 10th Feb
- Love Unscripted by Tina Reber - NetGalley - 9th Feb
- Unwanted Woman by Simon Smith-Wilson - £0.00 - 8th Feb
- Academically Horny by Chris Johns - £0.00 - 8th Feb
- Spring's Fury by Denise Domning - £0.00 - 8th Feb
- What About Us? by Jacqui Henderson - £0.00 - 8th Feb
- When She Was Gone by Gwendolen Gross - Edelweiss - 8th Feb
- Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge - Edelweiss - 8th Feb
- Nice Is Just a Place In France by The Betches - Edelweiss - 8th Feb
- The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher - Edelweiss - 8th Feb
- Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason - Edelweiss - 8th Feb
- It's Hard to Fight Naked by Niecy Nash - Edelweiss - 8th Feb
- Courting Greta by Ramsey Hootman - Edelweiss - 8th Feb
- Whistling Past The Graveyard by Susan Crandall - Edelweiss - 8th Feb
- Rocked Under by Cora Hawkes - £0.00 - 7th Feb
- Fixer by Gene Doucette - NetGalley - 7th Feb
- Code Red by Amy Noelle - NetGalley - 7th Feb
- A Taste of Trouble by Gina Gordon - NetGalley - 7th Feb
- Over The Edge by Suzanne Carroll - NetGalley - 7th Feb
- Blood Flows Deep In The Empire by N. Isabelle Blanco - NetGalley - 6th Feb
- Girls & Monsters by Anne Michaud - NetGalley - 6th Feb
- FLEE by Miranda Kavi - £0.00 - 6th Feb
- A Different Kind of Fairy Tale (Spring Towers) by Morgan Rayne - £0.00 - 6th Feb
- Summer Loving by Rivka Spicer - £0.00 - 6th Feb
- Temptation by Kathryn Barrett - NetGalley - 6th Feb
- Wolf With Benefits (Pride #8) by Shelly Laurenston - NetGalley - 6th Feb
- Promises In Every Star by Todd Gregory - NetGalley - 6th Feb
- The Tease by Nikki M. Pill - NetGalley - 6th Feb
- Another 365 Days by K. E. Payne - NetGalley - 6th Feb
- Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2) by Michelle Rowen - NetGalley - 3rd Feb

So, I have quite a lot to read this week - I might have overdone it on NetGalley and Edelweiss requests...considering I have to review them all... What's on your Kindle (or other e-reader) this week? 

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title; Obsidian

Author; Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series; Lux series, book one. (There are at least 5 books, three have been released so far.)

Publisher; Entangled Publishing

Publication Date; May 8th 2012 (2nd edition)

Description; When seventeen-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she'd pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up...until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It's hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he's an alien. Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the crosshairs. Daemon's touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way she's getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien mojo fades. That is if she doesn't kill him first.

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.40*s

My Rating; 5*s

Would I read anything else by this author? Definitely, I can see her becoming one of my favourite authors.

Would I recommend this book? Do you even need to ask? Yes, I recommend this book.

Who would I recommend it to? I would say all, but I understand that that would be too vague, so all of you who like romance, YA, fantasy/science fiction...

Review; Okay,I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. I loved it.
Daemon is a jerk, but I love him anyway. Dee is awesome. Katy is also awesome. I just, I love these characters and I need to read the second book, like, nowish.

I don't really think there was anything I disliked about this book, other than a few characters which you're supposed to dislike anyway.

Now, what I liked about this book. Sure, I could just say everything, but that would probably be a bit too vague.

What I liked about this book wasn't all about the romance (I just hate when books are all about the romance,) this book has plot, and no love triangles.
Katy has a backbone! I do love heroines with a backbone, rather than those who cower away from the action and are people pleasers.
Daemon Black. Yes, this is a valid reason.
Dee, her personality, and the fact that Katy's friends weren't bitches. I hate when the heroine has these supposed friends that are just nothing like friends. None of that in this book.
Before we find out that they're aliens (it says this in the description, so this is not a spoiler,) there are so many little mentions of aliens and ET. It made me laugh, actually, quite a few parts of this book made me laugh.

And, I'm going to stop there before I gush too much and give too much away.

You should definitely pick up a copy of this book if you haven't already. I loved it and I hope you will too.

I'm off to read the sequel.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed: (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty) by Jeremy Greenberg

I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Title; Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed: (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty)

Author; Jeremy Greenberg

Publisher; Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publication Date; April 2nd 2013

Description; The cat's answer to Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe, Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed is a hilarious collection of full-color photos and letters of excuses and suggestions from cats to the people who love them—no matter what bad thing they’ve done!Inside Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed, writer and comedian Jeremy Greenberg presents a collection of laugh-out-loud letters and photographs that offer a cat's eye view on common feline vs. human cohabitation conundrums. It's the perfect gift for crazy cat lovers and anyone who appreciates hilarious (and so true!) insights into cat—and human—nature, including:

Your cat sits on your laptop not just for warmth or attention, but to prevent you from interacting with the outside world. After all, isn’t the main reason to have a cat so you don’t have to waste time developing normal human relationships? If you spent a third of your life licking yourself, you too would occasionally forget to stick your tongue back in your face. Eating grass has medicinal purposes, and most cats believe grass should be legalized. The cat feels bad about barfing on your bed…because now it must get to up to go sleep on your clean laundry instead.

Goodreads Average Rating; 4*s

My Rating; 5*s

Would I read anything else by this author? I'd give his other books a go, yes.

Would I recommend this book? Yes.

Who would I recommend it to? Cat lovers. People who tolerate cats. Just...people in general.

My Review; At this moment in time I'm supposed to be reading other books to review, at least that was the plan, but then I downloaded this title and couldn't stop myself from reading! The smile never left my face whilst I read this little book.

As the co-owner of four cats, you could call me a cat lover, or even a crazy cat lady, and so when I saw this book on Goodreads I just had to check it out and I am so glad that I did.

This book made me laugh sometimes, it made me smile all of the time and I...I think I want to read it again already. I wish there was more of this book. There is no doubt that when this book is published I will be purchasing myself a copy, and I think you should all do the same.

This is definitely a book that can make you smile.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Title; Dare You To

Author; Katie McGarry 

Series; Pushing The Limits Book Two (This book CAN stand alone)

Publisher; Harlequin Teen

Publication Date; May 28th 2013

Description; "I dare you..." 

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does.... 

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him. 

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.49

My Rating; 5*s

Would I read anything else by this author? I have and I will.

Would I recommend this book? Yes

Who would I recommend this book to? Those who enjoyed the first book, fans of YA, realistic fiction and romance. 

Review; And I thought I loved Pushing The Limits...

If you have read Pushing The Limits, and you liked it, then you need to read this book...this book is better than the first. At least in my opinion it is.

I had always liked Beth's character, there's just something about her character that appeals to me. The damaged character.  I don't know why, maybe because that's what I see as realistic. A damaged, flawed and afraid person. And so getting to know Beth's character in this book, I liked that. It made me see why she was damaged, helped me understand her character more. Beth was probably my favourite character in this book.

Ryan, hmm... I did quite like Ryan's character. A jock that isn't just dumb for once. I liked how... persistent Ryan was.  And how he saw things for what they were...most of the time. He was a great character.

All of the character's were great, the plot and the whole book was great. I wish we could have seen more of Noah, Echo, and Isaiah.

Whether you have read Pushing The Limits (and if you haven't, you should) or not I recommend this book to you. I can't wait for Isaiah's story next. And I will definitely be buying myself a copy of this book when it gets published. It's one I could reread. 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Red Zone by Sherri Hayes Blog Tour

I received this book as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Title; Red Zone

Author; Sherri Hayes

Series; Daniels Brothers Book Two
The books can stand alone.

Link To Buy The Book;

Publisher; The Writer's Coffee Shop

Publication Date; February 7th 2013

Description; After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream was in danger.
Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. A nice house. A career he loves. As a professional football player, he’s used to getting almost everything he’d ever want with just the snap of his fingers. This includes women. A well-timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville.
When a stalker threatens Gage, the team owner calls an old friend, Rebecca’s ex-partner Travis Hansen, to help protect his star quarterback and find the person responsible. Hansen offers Rebecca the job, and she jumps at the chance. It’s work, and it will get her out of her apartment. How bad can it be?
Posing as Gage’s girlfriend, however, isn’t as easy as it seems. The man is relentless. Rebecca must work to protect Gage while staving off his advances. She’s there to do a job, nothing more. The last thing she wants is to be another notch on a hotshot athlete’s belt.
As the stalker continues to up the ante, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep her distance from Nashville’s star quarterback. He isn’t what she expected in one of the city’s most notorious playboys. Now all she has to do is keep him safe until they can find his stalker, and hope she doesn’t lose her heart in the process.

Goodreads Average Rating; 3.95

My Rating; 4*s

Would I read anything else by this author? Yes, I will and I have.

Would I recommend this book? Yes

Who would I recommend this book to? Fans of Sherri Hayes, fans of romance, and romantic suspense novels.

Review; This was an enjoyable story for me. I haven't read the first Daniels Brothers book yet, but each of the books can stand alone. So that wasn't a problem.

I quite liked the characters, although Rebecca could be slightly annoying, in the end I still liked her character.

The mystery was also good, I had no idea who the stalker was until I was told.

I honestly can't think of too much to say about this book, but that's not a bad thing, it's just that I read it a few days ago and so am not still entirely buzzing about the story.

This book was enjoyable and I would recommend you read it.

About The Author; Sherri is the author of four novels: Hidden Threat,Slave (Finding Anna Book 1), Need (Finding Anna Book 2), Behind Closed Doors (A Daniels Brothers’ Novel), Red Zone (A Daniels Brothers’ Novel), and a short story, A Christmas Proposal. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and three cats. Her mother fostered her love for books at a young age by reading to her as a child. Stories have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember; however, she didn’t start writing them down until she turned thirty. It has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found helping her husband in his woodworking shop.

Guest Post From Sherri Hayes;

My Favorite Things About Being A Writer

1)    I get to write down the stories in my head. When I was younger; I used to read books, watch movies, or television shows, and when they’d end, I’d continue the story in my mind. I’d always want to know what would happen next.

2)    Creating characters is one of the best things about writing. Before I type anything into my computer, I spend hours getting to know my characters. I flesh out who they are, what type of personality they have. What’s their background? Do they have any hang ups? What are their likes and dislikes?

3)    Over the last two years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people. I’ve held several book signings, and last year I was able to go to Lori Foster’s Reader and Author Event. This year, I’m hoping to make it to a few more conferences and continue to connect with my readers.

4)    I love the flexibility I have with writing. As an emotional writer, it’s difficult for me to sit down at my computer to work if I’m not in the right frame of mind. The great thing about writing is that it’s not a nine–to-five job. In fact, since I’m not a morning person, I often times don’t start my workday until just before lunch time. Of course. it also means that sometimes I’m up until midnight working on things.

5)    My absolute favorite thing about being a writer, though, has to be when I get that first book in the mail from my publisher. There is such a feeling of accomplishment each and every time I get to hold my newest book in my hands.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to have a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Title; The Sea of Tranquility

Author; Katja Millay

Publisher; Atria Books

Publication Date; June 4th 2013

Description; I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.65

My Rating; 5*s

Will I read anything else by this author? I would love to read anything this author writes in the future.

Would I recommend this book? Yes

Who would I recommend it to? Everybody.

Review; What does one say about a book like The Sea of Tranquillity? Well, I find I have nothing to say, simply because this book has left me speechless. I don't know what to say about this book.
I love everything about this book, every little thing and you can bet I'll never forget it. It's going to be a favourite and I'm going to have to buy my own copy of this book. Or maybe several copies so that I can give some to my friends and force them to read it and fall in love too...

This book is one of those books with all the raging reviews, one of the books that your not sure about, because a lot of the time a book doesn't live up to the reviews.
The Sea of Tranquillity does live up to those reviews.

The characters are amazing. They're real. The kind of characters you wish you knew in real life...well most of them are.
The plot, well you've seen damaged person meets another damaged person before, but you have not seen it the way Katja Millay writes it.

I feel like I'm not doing this book justice and like I'm not forming coherent sentences. Like I can't put into words how amazing this book is, how much of an impact it has.

There are only two things that I feel I need to tell you about this book:
This book is beyond amazing.
You should read this book.

That is all, because if I say anything else I will just be repeating how amazing the book is and it really will become incoherent. Pre-order this book! You won't regret it.

Friday, 1 February 2013

My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1) by Tellulah Darling

I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Title; My Ex From Hell

Author; Tellulah Darling

Series; The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book One

Publisher; Te Da Media

Publication Date; April 1st 2013

Description; Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she’d been taught the following:

a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)
b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame.

Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.


This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity; Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed.

Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.

Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assasin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe…

…and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.

My Ex From Hell is a romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.38

My Rating; 5*s out of 5

Would I recommend this book? Yes

Who would I recommend it to? Fans of Greek Mythology, fans of YA...everyone.

Would I read anything else by this author? I already have, and I loved her first book just as much as I loved this one. I will definitely be reading more of her work.

Review; Tellulah Darling has done it again. I loved her last book - Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide To Getting Girls - and I loved this books too, in a completely different way. I always like the stories and the plots, but what I like most is her writing. And how the writing never fails to make me laugh. Tellulah Darling is easily becoming one of my favourite authors. In fact, I think she's already made it to that list.

From the first word of this book I was drawn into this story. I did not want to put it down. And for the most part, I didn't. I just wish the sequel was out already!

Sophie Bloom was most definitely my favourite character in this book.
There's just something about the way Tellulah writes characters, I just always seem to love her characters.
I love the dialogue and I love that the characters aren't perfect but they're geeky and funny and you can relate to them. They're quirky and I like that.

I have tried to read some Greek Mythology books like this before, but most of the time I found that there was too much of an information overload, this is not the case with My Ex From Hell, you get the information you need but it's not dumped on you. Which I found awesome, and so much better. It stopped me from getting bored, as I did with the other books.

What I am trying to say is that I love everything about this book, and that I can't really put that into words. You should definitely buy this book, or add it to your to read list. I hope you love it as much as I do.