Posts Tagged: ARC

Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

I picked this book up about a year ago, excited to finally finish this great series, when I found myself losing interest and putting it down. I didn’t think I’d wait this long to come back to it, but I’m glad that I did. I picked up where I left off and was immediately drawn back into this world of magic, gods, and assassins. Mortal Heart gets off to a much slower start than its predecessors. I think the reason I stalled on it the first time was that it takes a lot longer to get into the meat of the plot than the first two books. In hindsight, however, I think the pacing fits Annith’s story well. Her life isn’t one of danger… Read more »

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Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

Ever since Singh first mentioned the Alaris deep-sea station (I can’t remember when this was), I hoped that she would write a story that gave us a closer look at this unusual setting and its unique occupants. She finally does so in this sweet novella about Stefan, a Psy/TK, and Tazia, a human working on the station. Though Tazia is human, she is a lot like Stefan. Estranged from her family, Tazia lives a very lonely life aboard Alaris. As a Psy and former Arrow, Stefan has learned to keep a tight leash on his emotions. However, when the two end up working together to help rebuild a village, their attraction reaches a breaking point which neither can ignore. … Read more »

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Review: The Tiara On the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher

Review: The Tiara On the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher

The Tiara On the Terrace is a delightful follow up to the charming middle grade mystery, The Wig in the Window. Tiara follows the exploits of best friends Sophie Young and Grace Young who enjoy spy games and recently became town heroes when they captured a killer in their idyllic hometown of Luna Vista. Young and Yang are content to stay away from too much excitement for a while when a mystery falls right into their laps. The president of the Winter Sun Festival, the biggest and most revered annual event in Luna Vista, is found dead one morning in the float barn from an apparent accidental animatronic marshmallow malfunction. While everyone else accepts the tragedy as a freak accident, Young and Yang aren’t so sure, as the clues don’t quite add up. In order to solve the mystery, the two must embark on possibly their must difficult mission yet – infiltrate the Winter Sun royal court and catch the killer before he strikes again! Read more >>

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Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

Unlike most young ladies of her acquaintance, Miss Madeline Gracechurch does not wish for a London season. Spending countless hours at balls and parties in the hopes of finding a husband is not something that Maddie, shy and sometime awkward, is looking forward to. Instead, while on holiday before her first season, Maddie invents a dashing Scottish soldier who sweeps her off her feet and asks for her hand in marriage. Betrothed, Maddie is no longer on the marriage mart. The only problem is, her Scottish beau doesn’t exist. In order to make the ruse believable, Maddie begins to write letters to “Captain Logan MacKenzie.” Years pass and finally, unable to continue the farce any longer, Maddie “kills” her captain and is given a castle to live the remainder of her days as a spinster, which suits Maddie just fine. Just when Maddie thought her life was settling down, the fictitious Capt MacKenzie appears at her door with a troop of weary soldiers and her letters. It appears that her fake fiance is very real and has come looking for his bride.

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Review: So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl

Review: So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl

Charlie Allington was a small town girl who made it big and moved to the big city…until a scandal ruins her prospects and she’s forced to take the only job she can get, at a resort in her home town. While she’s not too happy with being back, one small perk is Walker Pearce, the boy that everyone had a crush on in high school. Charlie’s no longer the shy, bookish girl she used to be and is ready to show Walker that she’s all grown up.

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Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Gray is a promising student at Merlin College, studying the ancient art of magick, when one night changes his fate. When a midnight errands ends up with one of his classmates dead and Gray shouldering the blame, Gray is sent to spend the Long Vacation at the home of Professor Callender. There is no love lost between the two but Callender’s home is the safest place for Gray while he tries to find out what really happened that night and clear his name. The upside to his mandatory stay is that the Professor has a smart, inquisitive daughter who is intrigued by Gray. Sophie Callender and Gray become fast friends, though they must hide it. Sophie’s father has some antiquated ideas about women studying magick, so she must hide her association with Gray. However, as the two become closer they discover a sinister plot that they must stop. Along the way they discover secrets about their own pasts that make their mission even more dangerous.

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Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Lizzie Borden and her sister are living as outcasts in Fall River, Massachusetts after the brutal murders of their father and step-mother. Though Lizzie is the main suspect, she goes free after a lengthy trial. Rumor and suspicion follow her but Lizzie has bigger things to worry about. Namely, a sinister illness that is slowly staking its claim on the inhabitants of Fall River, turning them into hideous creatures intent on spreading their infection and madness.

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Review: Velvet by Temple West

Review: Velvet by Temple West

Title: Velvet (Velvet Trilogy #1) Author: Temple West Publication Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher:  Swoon Reads Genre: Young Adult, Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: review copy from publisher Rating: 4 stars – stay up late First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don’t fall in love. After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire. Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard… Read more »

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Release Day Launch – HADES by Larissa Ione Review + Excerpt

Release Day Launch – HADES by Larissa Ione Review + Excerpt

  Hi, everyone! I am very excited to be a part of the release day tour for Larissa Ione’s newest novella in the Demonica world, HADES. The Demonica series was the first real paranormal romance series that I ever read and it started a path into the world of romance that I never anticipated. It’s still one of my favorite series and I always recommend it to people who are looking to try some good paranormal romance. As part of the tour today I have an excerpt and and review. I hope this entices you to give this novella a… Read more »

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Review: The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Review: The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Maddy and Ella are identical twins but they could not be more different. Maddy is popular and vivacious. People seem to gravitate towards her. Ella on the other hand, is quiet and is more interested in getting into art school than who’s going with whom to the Snow Ball. Maddy and Ella used to be best friends until high school, when Maddy got a whole new group of friends and there seemed to be no place for Ella in Maddy’s new life.

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