Monday, September 30, 2013

[Review] Thief - Tarryn Fisher

Released: July 21st, 2013

Note to Self

Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn't boast or brag.
There's no arrogance in love;
it's never rude, crude, or indecent-it's not self-absorbed
Love isn't easily upset.
Love doesn't tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I'll fight for her.


Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle, Caleb must decide how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life, there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.

"There is no such thing as a clean slate. I know that now. You just embrace your dirty slate and build over it."
THE HOT COVER IS BACK!!! Honestly, The Opportunist had a freaking gorgeous cover and then Dirty Red was just bleghhh. I hated it. And now with Caleb, IT'S BACK!!!

The Love Me With Lies series absolutely tore me apart with each heart-breaking ending. The final book to the trilogy just ripped me apart. Caleb and Olivia had an unbelievably riveting journey and they made me believe in the idea of soulmates as they overcome and highest and the lowest of their seemingly star-crossed tale. Their love was an emotional roller coaster, mostly with its dips, and now the biggest drop is set right here in this finale.

I am so glad that I decided to read this book because it was the best one yet out of the whole series. I remember reading the first novel and being torn between throwing the book out the window and weeping over it. Boy am I glad I decided to finish the series.

Seeing the relationship through Caleb's eyes was utterly heart-wrenching and frustrating. We see how all the misunderstandings and their wrong decisions had shaped them to the people they are today. We see how the characters are overcome with regret and pain as they try to mask their guilt and past mistakes.

God, this book was fucking aggravating (in a good way!). I loved every bit of it. I couldn't put it down when I started it.

They are freaking soulmates and no one can deny it. Really. Fucking soulmates, man.
"She's mine. She always has been, she always will be. We've been running in opposite directions for the last ten years, and we collide at every turn. Sometimes, it's because we're looking for each other, other times it's fate."
They always – and I do mean, always – come back to each other.

Olivia is Olivia. Caleb is Caleb. They're both broken in a way.
"Olivia was so beautifully broken. The hairline cracks in her personality were more pieces of art than flaws. I loved flawed art." 
God, that was it. Caleb knew from the fucking second he saw Olivia that he was going to end up with her. He never had to work for shit all his life, everything came easy for him. But then there's Olivia who made him do what seemed like the impossible. Who challenged him. She made him try.

But you know what.
"Life does not accommodate you, it shatter you. Love is mean, but it's good. It keeps us alive."
And the characters. Sweet. Jesus. They are all so fucking perfect and so beautifully and amazingly developed. The relationship? A fucking PLUS. The quotes they had in the book. Christ. I highlighted so many phrases in my iPad. Here are a few of my favorite for their relationship:
"She could refuse to have sex with me every day for the rest of our lives and I still would choose her. That's how deep I was in this."
"We'll never be over. If you think that little piece of metal on your finger can shield off your feelings for me, you're wrong. I wore one for five years and there wasn't a day that went by where I wasn't wishing it were you."
"We're not building anything. We've been in a relationship since before we were actually in a relationship."
"You couldn't sum Olivia and me up to nostalgia."
Caleb's Mom: "She will be your destruction. She's not healthy."Caleb: "Then let her destroy me." 
I'm sorry. I just have so many choices.

But I freaking loved Cammie, even though she did do a few shitty things in the past.
"It's his massive penis, isn't it? He could just smack Dobson with it and he'd–"
"So, do you know what you're having… boy… girl… seed of Chucky?"
Gotta love that girl's honesty.

Honestly, I could go on and on about this book but I don't want to spoil it for you guys so. Here are a few final quotes I abso-freaking-lutely loved:
"People are so messed up. All of us. We just hurt each other."
"How many times can a heart be broken before it is beyond mend? How many times can I wish to not be alive? How can one human being cause such a crack in my existence?" 
To sum it up:
"Broken people give broken love. And we are all a little broken. You just have to forgive and sew up the wounds love delivers, and move on." 

Minor Faults:
  • "I am so sad." OUT OF ALL THE AMAZING PHRASES IN THE BOOK, WHY WOULD YOU ADD THIS???? This was the only fault I found. I was just like: "What. Did Fisher really put this in."



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Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) ❊ 4 APPLES!!!

About The Author:

Tarryn Fisher would like to write a novel that every single person loves but that is impossible. Instead, she tries to write stories that pull on people's emotions. She believes that sadness is the most powerful emotion. Aside from writing, she also loves rain, Coke, Starbucks, and sarcasm.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

[Review] Insanity - Lauren Hammond

Released: May 8th, 2012

Adelaide Carmichael and Damien Allen couldn't be more opposite.

Adelaide's mother abandoned her when she was ten years old, leaving her to be raised by her abusive and alcoholic father.

Damien on the other hand came from a wealthy family, was a local celebrity, and seemed to have a bright future ahead of him.

Despite their differences, Adelaide were young, wild, and fiercely in love.

And they had a plan.

They were going to run away.

Be together forever.

And their plan was set in motion, until tragedy struck and for some reason, Adelaide wound up in The Oakhill Institution for the insane.

Adelaide has no idea what she did to wind up at Oakhill, but she knows one thing for sure…

She wants out.

And after Damien follows her there to aid her escaping, Adelaide slowly begins putting together the pieces of her memory that are missing.

And it doesn't take Adelaide long to figure out that sometimes…

That one true love never dies.
"But life is pain. Life is chaos. It's never easy. Always a struggle."
I had mixed feelings about this book. It was really good honestly because the plotline? A++. It was so freaking good and unique, y'know. The story was wonderful and twisted, so fucking confusing. But the characters? Ehh, I didn't like Damien honestly.

You delve into the confusing and frustrating world of Adelaide Carmichael as she tries to figure out and remember who she was before she lost her memory. It was a twisted, emotional and utterly aggravating journey.

God, this book was so fucking confusing most of the time. I was like trying to figure out what was going on. Though, I really liked how the author alternated between the past and the present, which reminds me of Tarryn Fisher's writing style. But, God, I hated how fast-paced the past was, even though I'm guessing that's because she wants to make sure that everything gets settled into the book.

Oakhill is fucking creepy but I loved Addy's description of it.
"It is a fabrication that entices people from the outside with its rose bushes, lush landscaping, massive red-brick building, and fake friendly staff.
This place is not a medical institution.
This place is a slaughterhouse.
And just like pigs, people are brought here to die."

Like, the place was unbelievably creepy, well it is an asylum after all. But still. I mean, the only sane doctor there was probably Dr. Watson. Mmm, Dr. Watson. I'll get into him later. But, like Marjorie and Dr. Morrow. JESUS CHRIST. They were so freaking weird.

I mean seriously, Dr. Morrow had an electrocution method to heal patients. WTF right?

Addy was pretty cool though. She's just mentally deranged? I guess? Or maybe she's not? I'm not even sure myself. But then her roommate is hilarious. I loved her, well, up until the end when she totally ratted her out. 

But then Damien. Fuck. I hated him. I really like alpha males right, so I guess I'm being a bit biased, but then he was being like a whiny teenage girl. And he seems "so in love" with Addy that it's so freaking weird. Even though some of his lines are romantic.
"Addy, you are my sun, my moon, and my stars. You are my heaven, my hell, and my earth. I'd go anywhere with you. I'd follow you anywhere."
Creep, much? I know, I'm a super romantic but super cliché words like these just turn me off.

God, he sounds so desperate sometimes.
"I was just thinking about how lost I was until I found you. And I was also thinking about how much I love you."

I would've given this book lower if it wasn't for the mindfucking ending. The ending? A+++++++++ It was so mind-blowing that I probably stared at the page for 5 minutes.

Minor Faults:
  • FUCKING DAMIEN MAN. I really don't get that dude.



About The Author:

Lauren Hammond knew from a young age that she was born to be a writer. After publishing her first novel in 2007, she then went on to write several screenplays and a few award winning poems. She aspires to be a positive role model for young people who have a pencil, a piece of paper, and a dream. Never give up on your dreams, you might wake up one day and regret not pursuing them. She has two more novels in the works, as well as some film projects.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

FF!: The Great Gatsby Fanart

And this week's Fanmade Friday! is...

The Great Gatsby Fan Art

Since, I have nothing going on this Friday. ANOTHER FANMADE FRIDAY IS UP!!! And you're in for a treat ;) 

Art Information:
Fandom: The Great Gatsby
Made by: Bethan-Powell @ DeviantArt

My Comments:
FREAAAAK OUUUUT! This is fucking gorgeous! Look at the texture, the intricate details and the unbelievably gorgeous eyes! Go leave her a comment there and show her your love! ;D

Tune in next time for another Fanmade Friday!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: De La Cruz Saga - P.T. Macias + GIVEAWAY!!!

I've got a terrific book tour for you guys today! Presenting the De La Cruz Saga by P.T. Macias! A collection of super shmexy books ;)

Book One: Hot & Spicy

The hot-blooded saga of the De La Cruz Familia (family) and their fortune is centered on the romantic relationships of explosively passionate kind.
Hot & Spicy, the bachelor battles the deadly Mexican cartel to protect his amor and family encountering romance, tantalizing ecstasy, and danger.

Jose Enrique De La Cruz, CEO of the De La Cruz, Inc. needs a fiancée in time for the company’s 25th anniversary celebration. Jose Enrique is the eldest of the primos (cousins). He’s expected to introduce his fiancée to the familia at the company’s 25th anniversary celebration. The familia is clueless that he doesn’t have one. The familia is anxious to meet his fiancée, but he doesn’t have one. He doesn’t’ have time to commit to a chica, not until he meets Jessica Maria Cortez.

His hermana (sister) Patricia agrees to obtain a novia for him. Paty entices her amiga (friend) to pretend to be his loving fiancée.

Jessica Maria Cortez has always loved him and grasps this opportunity.
Jessica Maria Cortez agrees to be his fiancée for two reasons: one, she has always loved him and prays she can make him love her and two, this is a great opportunity to achieve her dream of working as an interior decorator design manager.

Jessica rocks his world and unchains his alma (soul). The hot pasion rages through his blood erupting into hot spicy amor.

In no time at all, Jose Enrique and Jessica find themselves budding up into a relationship with tantalizing ecstasy. With everything falling into place for the De La Cruz’s, it looks like the entire family is about to plunge into an ocean of nightmare and chaos before they can say “Cheers!” for the De La Cruz, Inc. 
The passion, danger, and hot tantalizing ecstasy rocks Jose Enrique’s world. He’s thrust into war, danger, and suspense. The De La Cruz’s defy the deadly Mexican cartel dictates. 

Book Two: Hot & Forbidden

Hot & Forbidden is heartbreaking, tantalizing and exciting. Nicolas De La Cruz and Daniella De La Cruz fall in love. Their love rocks their world flinging them into pain, despair, and ecstasy.

Nicolas is hot, sensitive, and captivating. Nick’s amor (love) for Daniella is intense and passionate. Daniella De La Cruz is hot, sexy and sweet. Nick and Daniella recognize that they are alma gemelas (soul mates).

Nicolas De La Cruz leaves the familia (family) to work in Washington. The close knit familia has no clue to the cause of the emotional rollercoaster that rocks Nicolas’ world. The familia is mystified and disturbed with his departure.

Daniella De La Cruz is expecting a bebe. She refuses to tell the familia who is the padre (father) of her bebe (baby). Daniella dreams of the day she’s reunited with her bebe’s father, her alma gemela.

Their love rocks their world. The forbidden is enticing and painful. Can they overcome the obstacles that threaten their amor? The familia’s secret is the key to unlock their amor and set it free.
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Book Three: Hot & Enchanting

Ricardo Emmanuel De La Cruz is the sexy hot playboy attorney in the familia (family). He loves the chicas (girls) that chase him and has no desire to commit to one.

Ricky literally runs into Jacqueline Cortez. She’s a bella, shy, and quiet certified public accountant that works for the familia. Jacki turns his world upside down.

Jacqueline Cortez has been in love with Ricardo her entire life. She never dreamed that running into him would unleash the amor (love) that she locked up a long time ago. Will she be able to outrun Ricardo and avoid being his next conquest? How long can Jacki resist Ricky’s attention? Is she doomed to fall under his enchantment and into his waiting arms?

Why is she pushing me away? Do I repulse her? I have never had a chica react like this. What’s wrong, thinks Ricky.
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Book Four: Hot & Wild

Hot & Wild the familia’s Navy SEAL Christian Arturo De La Cruz lives for excitement. He loves it when the risk is great, dangerous, and complex. He enjoys the thrill of conquering the enemy when on a mission and the chicas when he’s on leave. Christian is a carefree bachelor relishing his life.

Monique Acosta is a young innocent bella chica. She captures the SEAL’s alma (soul) with her freshness and charm. She instantaneously turns Christian’s world upside down. She’s ignorant that her dream amor is a SEAL. Will Monique understand and accept his career.

Christian desperately searches the perfect moment to reveal that he’s a seal without losing her love. Suddenly an evil force enters his life and threatens his amor and familia? The Seal is hurled into dangerous warfare. He engages against the biggest menacing criminal ever. He fights against time and evil to save his amor (love) and familia.
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EEEEP! Don't those Latino men sound super hot? ;) NOT ONLY THAT, but the amazing author, P.T. Marcias is also holding a giveaway a signed copy of Hot & Spicy! ENTER BELOW (Only for US residents):
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❤ Meet the Author ❤
My name is Patricia T. Macias. I was born in San Jose, California. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Administration.

I currently live in Sacramento, California with my family. My family is my pride and joy. I also enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.

I always dreamed of writing and I’m extremely happy to be achieving my dream. All of my characters are my best friends. They are always talking and living in my mind and dreams.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Wild Child - M. Leighton


Wild Child
By M. Leighton
Date to be Published: October 22nd, 2013

Jenna Theopolis has always known what she wanted.  Getting out of her small hometown of Greenfield was number one on her list of priorities.  Until she met Rusty Catron.
Rusty’s fun-loving personality was the perfect match for Jenna’s inner wild child.  But what started off as a summer fling quickly turns into something more.  At least it does for Jenna.

Rusty has lived with the ghost of his father’s abandonment since he was a child, but now he’s beginning to feel the crippling effects of his scars.  He wants to trust in Jenna, but deep down he doesn’t believe someone so wild and free can ever be tamed. 

But tragedy strikes, pushing Jenna out of Greenfield and leaving Rusty with a choice to make—face his inner demons or lose the love of his life.  Forever.
★ Goodreads ★

Check Out The Author

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  

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BOOK TOUR: Remembering Joy - Jenni Moen + REVIEW!!!

Released: June 7th, 2013

Alexis doesn't believe in fairytales. She knows first hand that life can turn on a dime – that one stupid mistake can shatter dreams and irrevocably shape the future. Even though her memory of that day is hazy, she has spent the last ten years trying to put it behind her and focus on the future.

Armed with the knowledge that her career will be her only legacy, Alexis works night and day to prove that she is more than just her last name. It's not only she doesn't have time for love – she doesn't have the heart for it. After all, there's no point in starting something that you can't finish.

However, when she meets Adam, she's drawn to him in a way even she can't deny. He is dark and brooding and strangely charming. He's the perfect distraction from the mundane life she's created for herself. And, as if fate is pushing them together, he seems to be around every corner. It's enough to almost make her entirely forget about her past and take a chance.

Unfortunately, Adam's memory isn't hazy . . . not in the least. And, what she doesn't remember, he can't forget.

"If I didn't know better, I would say that we were absolutely perfect together."
Guess what? I had been planning to just rush into this book and finish it since my review was due on the 25th but boy, am I ever glad that I took my time reading this book, even if I actually finished it in a few hours. I started before school and then continued reading after school. Shit, man, I'm a blubbering mess writing this review.

Remembering Joy taught me about the meaning of forgiveness and having to move on from the past and trudge on forward. The story was not only compelling but it touched my heart (as horribly cliché as that sounds) and struck me deep. It was beautiful, hilarious and painfully saddening.

I am so freaking glad that I decided to join this book tour. THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I READ DURING A BOOK TOUR THAT I'VE EVER GIVEN A 5 STAR TO!!! Yes, I am definitely happy with this book. More than happy actually.

The story takes off with Adam seeing Allie for the first time in years and this memory of his hits him like a ton of bricks. He's swept away with revenge and his scheme to get back at her for what she did in the past. SHIT! That was like the moment I thought, "Yes! Yes! Yes! He's going to freaking mess up at one point!"

But hot damn, by the end of the book, I take it back. I want to take it all back because I was on the floor. On my side. Crying my eyes out. My sister told me I looked like an idiot like that. But, since I was enjoying a fantastic book, I merely flipped her off and moved on.

Let's officially start this review with Allie (Alexis), shall we?

Allie is one of my favorite heroines now. I know it may seem like I label a lot of the female characters in books as favorites but I can't help it. Some of them are just so alluring and unbelievably charming that I fall for them.

So, Allie has been carrying this guilt around for so long, and she feels like she doesn't deserve a relationship, a real one at least.
"I'm a dead end, Adam." And at that moment, that was exactly how I felt inside… a dead end.
I can't help but sympathize for her character because she has all these nightmares and, of course, the burden inside of her, yet she has to be strong everyday to carry on.

This is me right now:

I just really don't know what to do with my life now. This book was so heart-breaking in so many ways in the end despite the extremely happy and exciting scenes in the beginning.

But the best part? Adam made her better. Happier.
"When I was with him, I wasn't all wrapped up in the past that I'd let dictate my future for so long. It was nice to just enjoy the present. I knew better than to think that there was a fairytale happily ever after in store for me, but it was nice to not feel like an emotional abyss."
Then there's Adam who you just have to sympathize for too, in spite of the fact that he had douchey intentions.

But, not only is he super hot,
"Each muscle in his chest and abdomen was marvelously defined, but there was nothing bulky about him. He was perfectly lean."
(TOTALLY MY TYPE OF GUY!) but he is also super shmexily sweet
I have been thinking about dessert and am hoping that you are, too. In case you can't wait until the next time.
(He sent her a cake btw and guess what's written on the cake?)
For more dessert, call 212-240-9609
(And it sure as hell isn't the bakery's number.)

and super possessive ;) (you know how I like my alpha males)
As I leaned down to kiss her, I looked over her head at the guy paying too much attention to my girl, and I raised my eyebrows at him. Then I flicked my tongue in her mouth and flipped him off for good measure.
Hot damn, baby, hot damn.

BUT! By the end of the book, this would show Adam:

FFFFFUUUU, this book was just so brilliant, I fell in love with it over and over again.

Minor Faults:
  • The dream was repeated too many times, even if it was to create suspense, it was just too much.



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Finding Joy (Joy #2 4.5 APPLES!!!

About The Author:

Jenni Moen lives in her hometown in Oklahoma with her husband and three crazy, exuberant kids that have the potential to burn the house down at any moment.
When she's not chauffeuring kids around town, performing mom duties as a short order cook and maid, or vacuuming for her fastidious husband, she hammers away at her keyboard at her big girl job as a patent attorney. While vodka and exercise have provided some relief from the daily grind, it is reading… and now writing… that are her true escapes.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

[Review] Knight & Play - Kitty French

Released: November 23rd, 2012

There's only one thing in life Lucien Knight really hates, and that's husbands who cheat on their wives.

There's only one problem in Sophie Black's life. Her cheating husband…

From the moment Lucien & Sophie meet, the seal is set.

CEO of Knight Inc. Lucien Knight is catch-your-breath gorgeous and damaged by his troubled past in Norway. All grown up and relocated to London, he's built his empire of adult clubs from the ground up to become the gorgeous patron saint of the sex industry. No one knows the dark childhood secrets that have given Lucien a backbone of steel and a heart encased in ice. No one until Sophie Black, that is…

From the moment girl-next-door Sophie accepts the job as Lucien Knight's PA, she understands how Alice must have felt when she tumbled down the rabbit hole. Lucien takes her safe, vanilla life away and plunges her head first into a huge dish of fantasy flavours. Rich, spicy chocolate covered with dark, oozingly lickable sauce? Check. Tutti-fruitti with indecently red, glistening cherries on the top? Yes please.

Lucien strips away all of Sophie's inhibitions, and when he instructs her to select three new toys, she soon realises he has more than a game of Monopoly of his mind…

"Sex with Lucien was a cross between the most sweeping romantic movie and the filthiest porn flick: he was feather gentle and filthy erotic all at the same time."
This is definitely one of the sexiest erotica I've come across this year. Then again, I haven't come across many eroticas. Okay, moving on.

Kitty French's writing style plus the super sexy characters left me unblinking. It was filthy, filled with sex in almost every chapter. And I loved every bit of it. The book was undeniably sexy and I couldn't put it down (especially in the sex scenes).

Let's launch this review off with Sophie first.

Basic 5W's and 1H of Sophie: She's a married woman with a boring life with a cheating husband, yadda yadda yadda. Her life is extremely dull and vanilla until she decides to make a change by applying as Lucien's PA. Then her life went into a turmoil.

But Sophie wasn't as vanilla as she thought she was.
"The girl was eighty percent kitten and twenty percent lioness, and he considered it his mission to make her roar."
Okay, I admit, not French's best line. "Make her roar" sounded so cliché and tacky to me. But still. This described Sophie perfectly. She was all sweet and gentle on the outside, but deep inside she was like a ticking time-bomb, ready to break out of her comfort zone.

Lucien Knight. How does one begin to describe Lucien Knight?

Should I start by saying how he's a freaking billionaire? Or the fact that he works in the sex industry? Or maybe the fact that he took Sophie during their week together to freaking Norway? Maybe I should talk about how he's amazing in bed?

In the end?

Really, though, he is so fucking shmexy.
"Sex is natural and fucking beautiful. Now, forget everything else, and Get. On. That. Bed."
*readily jumps to the bed*

But he can also be a sweet asshole, which is so UNFAIR! How can you be this whole perfect package!
"Don't lie to yourself because you feel guilty, Sophie. He's cheating and you deserve better. You deserve to be adored, and you deserve to be fucked until you can't stand up."
SWEET MAMA. Someone take me now. And this is Sophie's description of Lucien.
"He was the most enigmatic man she'd ever met. On the one hand, he was a Thor-like sex warrior, perfectly at home slinking around the debaucherous outposts of his commercial empire, and on the other hand, he was a man who craved his solitude and privacy and loved this rare and extraordinary setting. It was a heady combination, and it left Sophie wanting very much to know the roots of this man who existed between two extremes."
To sum it all up, this was an amazing erotica. Beautifully and filthily written, lots of great sex, super hot guy, great read.

Minor Faults:
  • Sophie got irrational in the end. She was like super bipolar, jumping from one emotion to another.
  • THEY HAVE TOO MUCH SEX. It's sexy but then, it's like, can you get your hormones under control?



About The Author:

Erotic romance writer, wine drinker, disorganised wife and mom. Also writes romantic comedy as Kat French, with 1st novel Undertaking Love out now from HarperCollins.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

[Review] Good - S. Walden

Released: August 26th, 2013

Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she's lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It's a lonely existence.

But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her very cute, very off-limits 28-year-old calculus teacher. She falls hard for him – a ridiculous schoolgirl crush headed nowhere. She can't help it. He's the only good thing at Crestview High. She doesn't expect him to reciprocate her feelings. How inappropriate, right? But he does. And he shows her.

And that's when her life goes from bad to good.

"Cadence, you cannot be so naïve as to think that love is never gonna hurt or that relationships are always good all the time."
YES YES YES!!! FINALLY! I have found it!!! I have succeeded in finding another excellent student-teacher romance which doesn't suck. OHMYGOD!!!

Good is a somewhat forbidden romantic story that will pull – no, drag – you into it and let you drown in it. But you'll be enjoying the suffering every step of the way. Not only is the romance absolutely swoon-worthy but the addition of witty remarks and the fantastic characters just makes it all the better.

When I first saw this, I honestly might or might not have laughed at the title because Good, really? Good is the best thing someone can come up with? I'm sorry if that sounds rude but that's just such an odd book title.

Well then, I think S. Walden can slap me in the face because I LOVED IT! I loved loved LOVED the book so much! The romance was passionate and exciting, especially at the risk of getting caught ;) The characters were freaking AWESOME! I adored Cadence and how she could handle all the bullies and the insults and just make the best of things. And then there's Mark *deep, deep sigh* He was just such a sweetheart.

Let's start off with Cadence. She had five rules when she started school:
1. Do not cry under any circumstances
2. Do not physically attack anyone (even if they totally deserve it)
3. Smile and act like nothing bothers you
4. Try to exude Christian virtues like patience, love, and forgiveness
5. When all else fails, use sarcasm as your defense mechanism
Now, I just fell in love with her here because that was it! She was just wow. I mean, after being sent to juvie for a while, she knew that she had to be strong and tough, act as if everything is okay, yet her sense of humor is still intact. Rule number 5 appeals especially to me.

But since this is Cadence's first relationship, she also has trust issues, especially with the way she was brought up (very Christian).

AND THEN THERE'S SWEETIE MARK CONNELLY. He was just so adorable throughout the whole book. He was sweet, even though he had those douchey moments he totally regretted.
"I must confess that when you look sad, it compels me to act. I'm not sure it would be ethical to change a grade over tears, but if anyone could do it, you would be the one."
Oh, and he brought her Mexican food, without her asking and saying that that it was from her father, who in fact hates Mexican food.
I smiled at him. "You really are a nice guy."
His face lit up. "Yeah?"

Then their romance can be cute:
"You don't mind feeding me again?" I asked.
"Cadence, I don't mind doing anything for you."
Super smoking!
"No, Cadence, my name is Mark Connelly. And I'm about to give you the most explosive orgasm of your life."
And then he cradled me on his lap, fed me, stroked my hair, and told me all of his plans. And every single one included me.
PLUS! I also liked Avery because she's cool and she says cool things
"Life is unfair, okay? You've gotta deal with it. Girls can't get away with the kind of shit guys can."
The feminist in me is screaming with joy because this is so fucking true most of the time.
Avery: "Let them play outside with no fence, and they'll stay near you. Put up a fence, and they're smashed up agains tit, trying to get you out."
Cadence: "Hmm. Maybe it's just human nature to be defiant. We don't wanna be hemmed in by rules. We want to make our own decisions."
A few other quotes I like:
"It doesn't make me a bad person because I have sex outside of marriage?" – Cadence
AND THAT WAS ONE OF THEM! Sex outside of marriage doesn't make you a bad person okay. People judge and just call you out on it but then

Shit, man, look at all those people who get away with rape and shit, but when someone has sex outside of marriage, BAM! Labeled as a slut. It's such a stupid, stereotypical thing.

There's also Fanny, a uber-cool woman!
"But once you declare your love for that other person, and vice versa, the real work begins. because butterflies don't last forever. […] And that's when love shifts from a feeling to a choice."
Well, if I go on any longer, that would just spoil the whole thing. SO GET THE BOOK AND ENJOY IT! Ms. Walden, as I promised, it was a fun review ;)

Minor Faults: can't think of anything right now



About The Author:

S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

[Review] Down London Road - Samantha Young

Released: May 7th, 2013

Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she's about to meet someone who will make her lose control…

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and useless mother, she's been making decisions based on what's best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may – or may not – fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo's, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo's secrets even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece. 
"The world will always try to make you into who it wants you to be. People, time, events, they'll all try to carve away at you and make you think you don't know who you are. But it doesn't matter who they try to make you, or what name they try to give to you. If you stay true, you can chip off all their machinations and you're still you underneath it all."
Have I ever mentioned how much I bloody-motherfucking-adore Samantha Young's books? I swear, I end up giving all her books at least 5-6 apples/stars. THEY ARE DAMN GOOD OKAY and you guys should totally read them too!

Down London Road blew me away like On Dublin Street did. It was the perfect concoction of mind-blowing, passionate romance, the bewitching, absolutely lovely characters and an awesome plot (mixture of shmexy sex and heart-breaking scenes).

 Okay, let's start with Jo. Fuck, okay, I didn't really like Jo in On Dublin Street, because well, Jo wanted Braden at first but I was so fucking glad that they didn't make her the bitch there because I would've probably been pissed with this book. And here, we see how big her heart is with her concern for her brother. She really does care about the people around her, even her mom who treats her like shit.

Even Cam just admires her okay.
"I've never met anyone as quietly brave and strong as you. I've never met a woman so unassuming, so kind, and so selfless. You are a complex lady. And you are smart, passionate, and funny, and exciting, and you blow me fucking away."

I know, it's so freaking weird for me to fangirl over a girl so much but God, Jo is honestly one of the top heroines I've ever come across and I absolutely love her. She's just so beautiful and talented and strong. She's a lady I can really label as my role model.

But then she's scared of commitment. Well, not really. She's not scared to commit if it's to help Cole but when it comes to Cam? She's freaking terrified shitless. She thinks that she's losing all of her control and making brash decisions.

Cam: "Or sexting Malcolm – also known as the cash point."
Jo: "Has anyone ever told you, you are the most despicable, judgmental, self-righteous, obnoxious fucktwit that ever existed?"
Oh man, you'd think he'd stop there? Nu-uh.
Cam: "Careful, sweetheart. You'll use up your entire calendar of words in a night if you keep this up."
Jo: [closes eyes]
Cam: "A heads-up so you're not too disappointed that Disney lied – no matter how much you wish it, I'll still be here when you open your eyes."
Man, he was such a fucking prick when they first met. SO IMAGINE HIS FACE WHEN HE FOUND OUT THAT COLE IS HER BROTHER NOT HER AFFAIR PARTNER. Fuck, I would've paid to see that shit go down in real life.

But then Cam becomes this sweet freaking asshole and I just wanna grab his face and kiss him!
"What I feel for you… it's all-consuming. It's almost debilitating. It's too much. It's… I can't even describe it, but being with you is… there's this intensity inside me all the time, this… constant pull, desperation… it's like you're branded on me or something. And it bloody well burns."

Can he go back to being an asshole so I can stop hoping that someone like him will come around?

AND OF COURSE! We also get the awesome Braden and Joss here too, along with Adam and Ellie, as well as the adorkable Cole!

I honestly could go on and on about this book because it's so freaking (BLOODY!) awesome! I absolutely loved it and I'm sure you will too ;)



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Castle Hill (On Dublin Street #2.5) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!
Into the Deep (Into the Deep #1) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!

About The Author:

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller On Dublin Street. This novel is Samantha's second adult contemporary romance.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

FF!: The Mortal Instruments Fan Art

And this week's Fanmade Friday! is...

The Mortal Instruments Fan Art

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted an FF! but I've been busy with school and sometimes I replace my Fridays with book releases or cover reveals. Now then, onto the artwork. If you're a tumblr citizen and a Shadowhunter, then you've surely seen this before ;) 
Art Information:
Fandom: The Mortal Instruments
Made by: Cassandra Jean @ tumblr

My Comments:
This is a tarot card designed by the super-talented Cassandra Jean. Cassie Clare often reblogs her work so if you want to see more, you can go straight to her blog with the link above or go through Cassandra Clare's blog.

Tune in next time for another Fanmade Friday!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

BOOK TOUR: A Little Too Far - Lisa Desrochers + REVIEW, GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT!!!

Released: September 17th, 2013

Have you ever gone just a little too far?

Lexie Banks has.

Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother. in her defense, she was on the rebound, and it's more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he's been her best friend and confidant for better part of the last few years… and is so off limits. It's a good thing she's leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome. But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can't seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to Confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt… and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbled out of the confessional right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy on the eyes deacon… only eight months away from becoming a priest. Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro's signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn't know what to think. She's torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn't want and the man she can't have. And she isn't sure how she can live with herself either way.

Warning: Do not read if you're uncomfortable with stepbrother/stepsister situations and if you're a hardcore Catholic kind of thing.

"Passion can sometimes bring out qualities in a person that they never knew they possessed."
AW YES! This book was freaking awesome. I really, really loved every bit of it (aside from some minor things). God, it was so sexy and funny, totally taboo for both guys (which makes it even hotter!). The writing style was awesome, the settings, story and characters were clearly well-developed. Beautiful!

When I started this book, I couldn't put it down. A Little Too Far impressed me with the fantastic and completely inappropriate, which makes it even more sexy, storyline and the beautifully and well developed characters. It was sinfully sexy and unbelievably addicting. Hook, line and sinker.

There's the whole story about what's right and what's wrong in the book so I'm suggesting that if you're a hardcore, religious Catholic/Christian, don't read it. I'm a Christian but I never bring God into the books I read. Books are books for me.

Lexie definitely makes it to my top list of heroines, maybe not on the top but one of the top. She was fun and sweet. She's fucking intelligent about art history and the way she fangirls over art is just hilarious. I like how the author made her fear of heights so believable, because in some stories, they just suck. They don't even make it seem like they're really scared of heights. And then I love how she's trying to be honorable about the whole Trent thing and then about Alessandro.

And when she got to Rome and started rambling out all the sins she's done?
"I accuse myself of the following sins. I… used the Lord's name in vain at least… oh, God– Like that… i just don't think about it and it comes out of my mouth. I've done it thousands of times. Maybe a million. Twice just since I walked into the church."
It's so hilarious how she went on and on and on about her sins because she's always been brought up a Catholic but then she's had sex with her boyfriend and then Trent. Well.

But then with Trent it's different. She loves Trent definitely in more than a brotherly way. And shit, when they had sex? MIND-FUCKING-BLOWING. Even after the sex!
As I slip past him, his towel comes untucked. In the second before he grabs it and tucks it back around him, i catch a glimpse of his enormous erection. And, God, help me, I'm dripping wet. I press my palm against him through the towel.
He closes his eyes and blows out a shaky breath. "Why can't I stop wanting you?"

In one deft motion, he spins me against the wall and slides my thong down. I kick it off and wrap my legs around his waist as he presses me between his rock-hard body and the wall. He crushes his mouth to mine, and his tongue slashes between my lips and takes possession of me.
Holy. Fucking. Shit.


He is just so unbelievably hot okay I can't even breathe. He's so freaking sexy and sweet and just awerlkawrlkjwr I LOVE HIM. 

If I say any more about him, I'd be spoiling the whole book so basically, get it! Read it! Love it! ;)

OH! And let's not forget about Horny Boy in front of her apartment and Grandma Moses. They were fucking hilarious.
"Facciamo ballare il tuo letto stanotte, gnocca!" he calls up to me. My eyes widen as he unzips his pants and pulls out his junk.
Fuck, omfg, I love this kid so much.

Anyways, I really liked the book and I'd definitely recommend it! I was so close to giving it a 5 until the disappointing ending. It wasn't about her choices, I hated how it was so rushed.

Minor Faults:
  • The ending was way too rushed and it was like they were acting on impulse, which sucks for me tbh




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About The Author:

Lisa Desrochers lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. If you've told her five years ago she'd write a book, she'd have laughed in your face. As it turns out, she'd owe you an apology. Writing has become an addition for Lisa and A Little Too Far, courtesy of HarperCollins, is her first novel for adults. She is also the author of the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan. When she's not writing, she's reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.

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