Friday, February 27, 2015

Book Tour Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green (with review)


Soul Crossed (Of Demons and Angels, #1)
by Lisa Gail Green
Release Date: 02/25/15
252 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
"A wickedly romantic story that will have you cheering for Lisa Gail Green’s addictive storytelling. SOUL CROSSED is devilishly delicious!" — Martina Boone, author of COMPULSION and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy

"Soul Crossed blurs the lines between good and evil with addictive characters and plot that will have you eagerly turning the pages." ~Kelly Hashway, author of the Touch of Death series.

One Demon.

One Angel.

One Soul.

Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam's beautiful friend, Grace. Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way. It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous. And only one can claim Cam’s soul.
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About the Author

Lisa Gail Green lives with her husband the rocket scientist and their three junior mad scientists in Southern California. She writes books so she can have an excuse to live in the fantasy world in her head. She likes to share these with readers so she's represented by the lovely Melissa Nasson of Rubin Pfeffer Content. She has a parrot but would most definitely get a werewolf for a pet if she weren't allergic. Lisa loves YA. She believes with all her heart that teen readers are ready and willing to experience things that some adults have closed their minds to, that books are the safest way to explore, learn, and escape, and that imagination is the key to just about everything.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review Under Different Stars (Kricket 1) by Amy A Bartol


Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home. 

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go. 

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own. 

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?

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My Review & Thoughts
Cover: Gorgeous! Matches so well with the story.  
Genre(s): Sci Fi, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Tag(s): New World, Realms, Priestess, Prophecy, Action, Love
Romance: "I'll order them to stay with you and help you dodge the raindrops." Enough said...

Book two Sea of Stars releases March 31, 2015

"The priestess born of two houses that will bring the demise of one, leaving one house to rule Ethar..."

Amy A Bartol is one of my favorite authors who wrote the Premonition Series (still waiting patiently for the next one in the series). When she released this book I knew I was going to waste no time to get lost into it and that I did. 

Kricket lives on Earth running the streets avoiding caseworkers and the system. Shes had a tough life dealing with nasty foster parents and surviving the streets. On her way home she is confronted by a trio of men in suits with the same purple eyes who insist they know the true Kricket. 
"I'm important to you because I hold your destiny in my hands."

Running from them, she goes to work to be confronted by a new pair of trio but these fellas have the same white blonde hair she does and know her mother. Caught up by the first group of men known as Rafe's of the realm of Ethar they drag Kricket through the portals back to their home, her home. 
"You cannot thrive under the wrong stars, Kricket..."

On their journey, Kricket learns of her companions Trey, Wayra, and Jax. They teach her their culture and also tell Kricket of her parent's origin. Her mother was a priestess who may have passed a gift to Kricket. She's not only Rafe but Alameeda being pursued by both sides. Kyon, from the brotherhood of Alameeda is consort to Kricket and will stop at nothing till he get's his priestess back. Being pulled left and right for the ownership of Kricket, she must find a way out or a lesser evil to be under. 

What I Loved about this book:
Kricket is different both as a character and heroine. She was funny, tough, and knew when to kick in to action. It does get tiring to hear how naive she is and luscious blonde hair but if as reader can look past that, then she is witty leading lady! Her smart ass remarks are comical and amusing, bring light to a dark situation.
"What does one wear to an invasion?" -Kricket

Trey Allairis special Cavar-Elite branch (hearts-hearts) Love him!
"You can trust me with your heart, Kricket..." -Trey  

He is the rugged Cavar in charge of Kricket in their journey. Trey knows how to get the job done and do it very well. What these two don't expect is to build emotionally with each other more than just a mission BUT they can't. Obstacles and 'rules' are in place stopping them to love one another. Their forbidden love is tested and challenged throughout the book.
"We have to make the stars align for us now..." -Trey

A secret indulgence of mine is cheering for the bad guy! (snicker evil laugh*) Sometimes I want to see the bad-boy win once in a while instead of the hero, how different would the book be?! (hint to author-TeamBrennus) Kyon is our villain, in which I do think he tries to be nice to Kricket. It doesn't work so well and he resorts too a different approach.
"The next time you see me, know that im not coming to take you home." -Kyon

There's a whole new lingo and realm in this book with creatures of the unknown! Action kicks up multiple times as Kricket has to fight for survival. 

What I enjoy about Amy A Bartol writing is she brings the readers to a new world! Her character building is boggling and the romance...LOVE! Amy is talented in making book boyfriends, I would know after all I have two in the Premonition Series! (wink*) 

"...when the only sounds at night that will bring you any comfort are the songs of the crickets."

This book is introduction of  whats to come, a speed way ride through a thrilling futuristic journey!   (I just finish book two trust me!)
Fans of Sci Fi, this is a must read! Any other lover of fantasy and romance, add this to the TBR! 
Highly Recommend Read
Cliff hanger - Series 




"Kyon's fist clench before he says, "Touch her, and I will make sure that not even your soul will survive."
"If I touch her, she'll have my soul," Trey replies."



<----- Yup, I have this book in my Kindle! (happy dance**)
Sea of Stars book two
Review will be up shortly on Pandora and at Cristina's Book Reviews
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green

One Demon.

One Angel.

One Soul.
Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam's beautiful friend, Grace.
Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.
It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous.
And only one can claim Cam’s soul.
 

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My Review & Thoughts
Cover: Awesome cover! Light and dark side of the leading duo, very eye catching!
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, Teens (16+)
Romance: Adorable with reference and acting out of Romeo & Juliet (high school)

Soul Crossed was a quick, fast paced read with a touch of forbidden love. 

Grace is sent to heaven and Josh is sent to hell after an accident. They are sent on the same mission to retrieve a soul that can cause Armageddon. By doing so, they earn their spots in their location by winning that soul. If not, well then they both suffer one in eternal doom and the other never to see her family. What the angel and demon didn't count on was blue sparks of attraction. Someone is lying and deceiving the truth in this mission from one side, is it the dark or light side?

There's a lot of reference to the religious information but I think it is used to build the story. The characters were simple and to the point of the plot. 

Josh's character does a complete turn from the superficial jerk to loving and redeeming 'demon'. His character was interesting and kept the book in it's fast pace.
"I need you. I'm only real when you're with me." 

I wish the villains were more dark and played a bigger role into the book. Cam did will as his part in villain but the other, I expected much more. Since this book was pretty quick, it could almost fall under instant love with Josh and Grace. I didn't mind it since it was to the point and the story was not dragged out. The narrating goes back in forth between Josh and Grace which I like in books. I love to read the male point of view in the situation and in this Josh does not disappoint. 


Recommended Read
Can be read as a standalone but there's notes to a book two








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Readers Cup A Read Weekly: Judge Books by a Cover?!





Picking out a book, judging by a cover?

First I have to say, I am one to judge books by the cover! I know it's horrible to do! Hidden treasures in plain 'ol' books but when I have over 50 books in a list and all I see is the cover and title...

My process when I'm scanning a list for a new read (Amazon, Blogs, NetGalley, Sales etc) I narrow down my search from which genre(s) I may want to read, lets use fantasy. I look for eye catching covers and unique, related to theme titles.
Example 'The Vampire Den' with a cover of pretty flowers and a girl mid twirling is not going to be on my list to read!
Sometimes the titles win out the cover. I also think the name of the book is another essential tool  catching readers attention but that is on another post. 
When a book cover is not available!
Sometimes I can't judge on a cover because there's not an option. Example, some book blogs, like mine, have their reviews listed without a photo so you have to click each link to view the books blurb, cover, etc. Oh No! What do I do now?! I 'X' out the page and move on! NO just kidding! I go down the list and hope for another type of valuable information. Are they separated in genres or rating? If so I will go to the genre and open windows looking for intriguing titles. Then repeat, go over the blurb, read a few reviews, read the blurb again...majority of the time one click!

Covers 

To me, book covers are a peek to what's inside. It's giving me a clue on what I'm going to be reading about, a connecting symbol to the story, and a sneak of the creativity of an Author. There's nothing worst then reading a book and the cover has nothing to do with the story. Better yet, a cover that has a blonde person but the leading person is a brunette and we never meet a blonde character... I also agree with many readers that a book cover is an investment of the Author's writing. How much time they spent on the cover to me is showing that they are serious with their book.

However, many successful books, best sellers and great reads, have had simple covers to symbolic object, feather, bird, butterfly, a tie...Some of my favorite books have only a simple symbol on them.

What are the readers thoughts?

I typed in handy dandy Google (my favorite go to...) many links showed up addressing how important book covers actually are. Even publishers, bloggers, writing help sites have articles of the importance of a cover. According to many articles, book covers are a prime sale tool.

Thoughts Readers mentioned 
  • Book covers are what readers see first 
  • Can't stand a book cover not matching the story or blurb
  • Ugly cover turn-off
  • ...books first impression
  • Cover shows how invested the Author is into their story
People on the book covers...hit or miss?!
More than half of readers in a discussion board mentioned they did not like book covers with people on them. I have picked out books with beautiful covers of people. Some covers I do by pass because the cover person is not fitting to the title. Partially show people on the cover is more of my liking because I can still imagine how I want the character to look like.

What do you readers think? Do book covers affect your decision in selecting your next read?


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Book Room Pick Perfect Chemistry Series by Simone Elkeles



When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. 

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

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 Carlos Fuentes doesn't want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him in Boulder, Colorado. He wants to keep living on the edge, and carve his own path-just like Alex did. Unfortunately, his ties to a Mexican gang aren't easy to break, and he soon finds himself being set up by a drug lord. 

When Alex arranges for Carlos to live with his former professor and his family to keep him from being sent to jail, Carlos feels completely out of place. He's even more thrown by his strong feelings for the professor's daughter, Kiara, who is nothing like the girls he's usually drawn to. But Carlos and Kiara soon discover that in matters of the heart, the rules of attraction overpower the social differences that conspire to keep them apart.

As the danger grows for Carlos, he's shocked to discover that it's this seemingly All-American family who can save him. But is he willing to endanger their safety for a chance at the kind of life he's never even dreamed possible? Goodreads

Luis Fuentes is a good boy who doesn't live with the angst that his big brothers, Alex and Carlos, have always lived with. Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when he falls for the wrong girl, 

Luis enters a dark world he's never known, and just when he thinks he's got life all figured out, learns some disturbing news about his family that destroys his positive outlook on life. Will that Fuentes bad boy streak come out with a vengeance and lure Luis to live on the edge like his new girlfriend and his own father?
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My Thoughts:
Love this series, young love with dilemmas and troubles to workout. I liked how each brother has his own story and it's not a repetitive already been there.  My favorite of the three is Carlos and Kiara, book two. I love their chemistry, it was comical, fun, and swoon worthy! I've read each book twice already and will most likely go back for a third. 
I must mention it, I strongly-strongly dislike the new covers for the series! WHY! I liked the previous covers way better than these 'upgrades'...





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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Tour Greta and the Glass Kingdom by Chloe Jacobs




Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles #2)

by Chloe Jacobs

Release Date: 2015

Entangled Teen


Summary from Goodreads:

The sequel to the Hansel & Gretel retelling Greta and the Goblin King ups the stakes of danger 

and romance. As conflict surges across Mylena, the tough Greta struggles to save those she 

loves.

Against all odds, Greta and the Goblin King miraculously survived the battle against the evil 

Agramon. Greta should be happy to be alive and ready to claim her place in Mylena by Isaac's 

side. Yet nothing is the way she thought it would be. The battle against Agramon left a dark 

magick inside Greta that will eventually kill her. Isaac hasn't been the same since he almost went 

Lost. And there are whispers of a rebellion brewing throughout Mylena...

Determined to save Mylena from a bitter civil war, they travel to the mysterious Glass Kingdom 

to form an uneasy alliance with the deadly Faerie race. But when an unexpected disaster tears 

Greta and Isaac apart, she must make the journey on her own. Along the way, she discovers a 

conspiracy stretching back to events she never thought she would have to revisit, betrayal from 

allies whose loyalty she never questioned, and an enemy vying to control all of Mylena.

Follow Greta into unexpected romance, explosive secrets, and shocking betrayals that will 

leave her and all of Mylena forever changed in the stunning second installment of The Mylena 

Chronicles.


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Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles #1)

by Chloe Jacobs

Release Date: 12/11/12

Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, 

falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every 

ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse.

To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good 

at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly 

enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape.

But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to 

opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the 

realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she 

succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back...


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(Only $0.99 for a limited time at select online retailers!)

About the Author

Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically 

every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for 

a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, 

but they also make her wish she'd at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although 

the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new 

characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer 

is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage #2) by Sarah Cross

Viv knows there's no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.

But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything--but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she'll join him and be his queen.

All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?


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My Review & Thoughts
Cover: Meh...basic and a hint to the "Snow White" theme 
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult 
Tag(s): Fairy tale retelling, Snow White, Cursed

This book was definitely an edgier version of a fairy tale, many in fact. It was dark, disturbing, but intriguing that I wanted to be lost in their world. 

This is not the typical Snow White Tale. People in Beau Rivage are cursed all with different fairy tale themes. Vivian is cursed with Snow White and her step mom Regina is the evil queen. These curses are continuous circles in their town sometimes each outcome can be different from another. Henley is Viv's best friend and lover but he is destined to cut her heart out, literally. Stuck between avoiding getting poisoned by step mom and hoping her boyfriend doesn't have knife hidden in his pocket, Viv is on the edge. She's protective of herself and stand offish. 
Vivian is invited to the Underworld, where Jasper and sadistic King live. Thinking her problems can be solved by the Underworld prince, Viv has something else coming. She must break another curse that may cost her more than she bargained for. 

I have never read 'Killing Me Softly', jumped right into 'Tear You Apart' and I didn't feel lost reading it. (I am going to read book one soon it's in the kindle!) This story or should I say fairy tale is on a different character Princess, Viv as Snow White! 

Viv! It was so hard to feel bad for her. She was spoiled selfish brat, heartless not princess like. She got what she deserved at times, the grass is not greener on the other side Viv! Reading her character, I wanted to strangle or tell her to stuff it. She was a female dog to Henley, all over a what if or maybe this...She may agitate you as a reader BUT don't let her deter from enjoying the story! Regina the evil Queen (I would of preferred a different name) played her role well. It wasn't focused on her mainly Viv's story. 

Need to understand, Beau Rivage is filled with fairy tale characters the majority twisted with a disturbed curse. There are huntsman who are fated to kill Snow White curses. Serial killers fated to rid of Princesses. Evil Queens poisoning. There is no authority for them, it's a fairy tale destiny and they are 'excused'...if that makes sense to clarify when your reading the book and start shaking it. 

Romance was alright. It was difficult to feel emotions with Viv pushing away. The books does make a turn and it brightens the romance up a bit. However, there wasn't a spectacular swooning moment. If looking for hopelessly in love princess moment and prince charming riding a horse, it's not in here. 

What I Loved about this Book

-->>The twelve dancing Princesses stuck in the Underworld was an excellent add on to story. I wanted to know more of them and what was going to happen next. 
-->>The Author introduces the readers to many curses, friends of Viv. Then the Underworld, it is a complete different realm with a whole new set of cursed characters. 
-->>The story flow. It kept my interest! 

Warning this book is not fluffy Snow White dancing in the trees singing, it is dark! I personally found some elements of the book to be squeamish and was yelling, 'where is the warning'! Lets say a torturing device hot iron shoes...The evil King of the Underworld is truly sinister cursed character.   

The Author is extremely talented to be able to create a complete unique twisted story with many charterers and not loosing or making it become to much. I can't stand books that overload with information or keep introduce every single person in the surroundings. Some how Sarah Cross made it work! It could be I was 'spelled' in to wanting to know more and more of everyone's curse. I look forward to the series! 

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Book can be read as a standalone
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Tour Rebel by Callie Hart (Review)


Sophia
Sometimes, you don't mean to become another person. Sometimes the choice is made for you, and pretending is the only thing that keeps you going. When Alexis Romera is taken and her kidnappers find her fake ID in her purse, she must become Sophia in order to keep her family safe. Revealing her real identity to the man she's sold to would be easy enough, but can she trust him? Hell bent on revenging the murder of his uncle, Rebel doesn't seem all that interested in playing things safe.

In fact, nothing about the secretive, dark and brooding MC president seems safe at all.
Rebel

What do you do when the man who raised you is murdered, and the only witness is kidnapped girl who's being sold as a sex slave? You buy her, of course. As president to the most powerful motorcycle club in America, Rebel isn't lacking in power. There are strings the man can pull, and entire criminal organisations and corporate businesses alike would fall to their knees. However, along with such power comes intense interest. The DEA have their eye fixed solely on the MC...and they're just waiting for Rebel to trip up.

Getting Sophia to testify is the only way to bring the Los Oscuros cartel down. The beautiful, dark haired, dark eyed woman is belligerent and uncooperative and unlikely to bend to his will, but Rebel has a few tricks up his sleeve to make her compliant--he'll charm her until she's bending over backwards to please him.
Of course, falling for her might cause a few hiccups along the way...
 





Callie has experienced many changes throughout her life, and gone through many ups and downs that have all worked towards shaping and molding her into the person she is today: fun loving, active, social, and hard working. The only thing that has remained a constant throughout her life is writing. Creating characters who will tear your conscience in two is a favorite pastime of Callie’s. There are few real saints and sinners in her books; more often, the denizens of her stories are all very human. Broken, flawed, and always with the potential for redemption.
Despite the subject matter being markedly hot and heavy in comparison to the stories she wrote in elementary school, there will always be an element of fairytale to her work.
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Excerpt
“You gonna sit down or what?”
I sit down. Arguing with him would be futile. We sit there, side by side, staring off down the arrow-straight road, and for a moment I don’t hate him. He pulls a cell phone out of his pocket and taps something into it, and then he turns to face me, frowning slightly.
“You believe in vengeance?”
“You mean like revenge?”
He shakes his head. “Revenge is a selfish act. Retaliation for something. Vengeance is a different thing altogether. It’s about obtaining justice, usually for someone who can’t claim it for themselves.”
This is an odd line of questioning but I decide I’ll bite. Maybe I wouldn’t if he were being a jerk like he was a couple of hours ago, but that’s not what’s happening. He’s pensive, the live wire that apparently runs through him dulled for the moment. “I don’t know,” I say. “Probably, in that case.”
“What if I simplified the question?
What if I say, do you believe in justice?

“Then, yes, I do believe.”

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Review Rebel (Dead Man's Ink 1) by Callie Hart



Sophia

Sometimes, you don't mean to become another person. Sometimes the choice is made for you, and pretending is the only thing that keeps you going. When Alexis Romera is taken and her kidnappers find her fake ID in her purse, she must become Sophia in order to keep her family safe. Revealing her real identity to the man she's sold to would be easy enough, but can she trust him? Hell bent on revenging the murder of his uncle, Rebel doesn't seem all that interested in playing things safe.

In fact, nothing about the secretive, dark and brooding MC president seems safe at all.

Rebel

What do you do when the man who raised you is murdered, and the only witness is kidnapped girl who's being sold as a sex slave? You buy her, of course. As president to the most powerful motorcycle club in America, Rebel isn't lacking in power. There are strings the man can pull, and entire criminal organisations and corporate businesses alike would fall to their knees. However, along with such power comes intense interest. The DEA have their eye fixed solely on the MC...and they're just waiting for Rebel to trip up.

Getting Sophia to testify is the only way to bring the Los Oscuros cartel down. The beautiful, dark haired, dark eyed woman is belligerent and uncooperative and unlikely to bend to his will, but Rebel has a few tricks up his sleeve to make her compliant--he'll charm her until she's bending over backwards to please him.

Of course, falling for her might cause a few hiccups along the way...

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My Review & Thoughts: 
Cover: Meh...not crazy about  it
Genre(s): Adult Romance, MC, New Adult
Warning: Book contains Adult context, Dark elements (hints in the blurb- sex slave) 

Wow! This book started off kicking and screaming! I was lost into it and couldn't wait to read what was coming next. 
Sofia is kidnapped in broad daylight by Los Oscuros cartel. She's witness a murder, been hit for the first time in her life, and unconscious in her own throw up in an unknown van. Sofia's life does a 360, going to become someones property as a sex slave with no hope of a rescue. Rebel's uncle has been murdered by Los Oscuros and he find's out they have the witness, Sofia, being sold. He gets a hold of her and tries to convenience her to testify. It's not so easy, Los Oscuros threatened Sofia's family's lives if she ever opens her mouth. The only card Sofia can play with is her name...Sofia is not her real name and she will do anything to keep it that way.

This was an exciting and tense read. Callie Hart writing just flowed and created an amazing vision to go with her creativity. In this MC book, it's not focused in the MC club house. It is more of the story of Rebel's history and Sofia joining the ride, which I liked because it was different.

Sofia, she kept mentioning Stockholm Syndrome, convincing herself and readers that she is NOT one of those girls. I think at times it was bit forced. Sofia is a psychology student so 'Duh' she knows the symptoms and she is not one of those chics!
What I liked about this book:
->> Rebel was manly alpha with a jacked up past! 
-->>I must say, I was digging the Colombian 'Queen' aka 'Mother', she demanded and demented in the head but it's what made her character. 
-->> The story and plot itself had me on my 'toes'! I still can't wait to see what happens in the next book in the series 

The steamy scene... 'meh' I didn't care or care not for it, I was more invested in to the whole story than the 'getting down' scene. The Author leaves us hanging in this book AND right when it's about to pick back up again!

Cliffhanger Warning
Highly Recommended Read
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review Bright Fire by M.J Austin

Delfia thought she was a normal girl about to turn sixteen until her adoptive parents are murdered by creatures from the underworld. Her life gets thrown into chaos as she teams up with her best friend, a strange guy, and a prophetess. She soon discovers her biological father, Hades, ordered the attack on her and her family because a prophecy names her as the one to take him down. She must first complete a set of tasks to free Persephone, her mother, from the underworld and defeat Hades. Will she be reunited with her mother or will she get sucked into the underworld?

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My Review & Thoughts 
3.5/5
Cover: Gorgeous! Love the details and similarity with the main character Delfia!
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult, Teens 
Tag(s): Underworld, Mythology, Persephone, Re-telling 

"The Bright Fire said to be born of life and death must complete the warrior's task to defeat the dark one..."

This book was a fun, quick read! It is a twist to Greek mythology, modernize with a spin off of Delfia, daughter of Underworld God!
Hades and Persephone have a daughter who is prophosized to destroy the Underworld God. She is smuggled to earth as a baby under the protection of Guardians until the age of her powers will come a live. Delfia's life has been surrounded in lies! Sent on an impossible mission, Delfia must go to the Underworld and help escape Persephone. She needs to learn who her new allies are, soul mate, and new Goddess powers. 


What I liked about this book
->Delfia! 
"I am in Dragon Bitch mode..."
->Alec! Loved him! Even though time was tough or the situation was tense, Alec finds a way to put a smile or laughter.
"As soon as you deal with whatever has created a nest on top of your head." -Alec
 ->The comical and smart ass remarks in the read! I always love a good laugh and the author added that into the read which made the flow moving. 
"You're a teen girl with a best friend similar to a guard dog." -Alec
How much I wish the Author would have taken more time to divulge in the Underworld!!! I think the last few chapters of the book were rushed to an end. If those few chapters were more detailed it could have made into a fantastic read! Save it for the next book in the series! Also I thought her main purpose was to kill the Underworld Ruler, not sure why freeing Persephone was a big deal. Ms M.J Austin can always go back and give us a tour of the Underworld (hint) and the blooming soul mates!
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There are some grammatical errors but who am I to judge when my writing is not the greatest! 


Complimentary copy was given for a honest review 
Recommended Read 








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