Friday, April 26, 2013

Review: Lover at last by J.R. Ward

5 Stars

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: it seems Qhuinn has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young. It’s hard for Blay to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. And Qhuinn needs to come to terms with some dark things before he can move forward…

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting On: The Cover has been Revealed!!!


The Redemption of Callie and Kayden

(Coincidence #2)

    The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he'll never ask her to do.

    Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they're together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.


This has to be my must highly anticipated new release, I was left with such a whole in my heart after reading book 1 ended and it has yet to heal I need this book like YESTERDAY ..... 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hi Everyone!!

   So my break lasted a bit longer than expected. We are officially moved into the new house (although we are STILL waiting on new furniture to be delivered). While moving I lost my Grandmother, she was 81 years old and I already miss her deeply, but I know she is finally at peace.

   I was able to read a few books and I will be trying to write up reviews this week  and start posting ASAP. Meanwhile, here are the links to what I was reading while I was away and what I am currently reading.

CURRENTLY READING (ARC) Available for Pre-order Release day April 29, 2013

Happy Reading everyone!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Blog Tour: Sword's Call by C.A, Szarek

4 Stars

For generations, the Ryhans, ruling family of the Province of Greenwald have been keepers of a sword rumored to possess enough magic to defeat kings. Lord Varthan, a former archduke and betrayer of the king, covets the sword and invades Greenwald.

   Lady Ceralda Ryhan, daughter of the murdered duke, gains the sword and flees, trusting only her white wolf, Trikser—magically bonded to her. Cera needs nothing more to aid in her fight.

   Jorrin Aldern, half elfin and half human, left his home in the mountains of Aramour to find his human father who disappeared twenty turns before, but finds Cera with Varthan and his shades on her tail instead. His dual heritage and empathic magic will tempt Cera in ways she never thought she’d desire. But can he convince her trust and love can pave the path to redemption or will the epic battle end in tragedy and evil conquer them all?

  My Thoughts; This author is a friend of mine so I was super excited for this book release. I watched her go through the process of submissions to publishers and the whole ordeal so when she was picked up for publishing it was a big SQUEEEEEing moment. That being said I may be just a tiny bit bias. *winkies* 

   When I first started Sword's Call I was overjoyed but also nervous. It is a little outside my comfort zone. And is not a genre I am usually pulled toward. It was a little slow for me in the beginning due to learning the new world that I was being introduced to. Once I was got a feel for the characters and the environment everything started to pick up pace. I really did enjoy it and I hope you all will as well. 

Continue reading for an excerpt-----

   Heart pounding and fists clenched, Cera sat in the Dragon’s Lair’s darkest corner. By choice, the candle on the table was unlit. The bowl of stew half eaten, food the last thing on her mind.
   The door to the tavern swung open. Her white wolf growled low and deep beside her. Cera glanced up, squinting in the sudden flood of sunlight. As the door slammed shut and her eyes adjusted to the renewed murkiness, she took in the newest arrival.
   Then she focused on Trikser. She couldn’t have him going for anyone’s throat.
   “Shhh, Trik, it’s okay.” She ran a hand through his fur, smoothing his hackles along the length of his spine. The big wolf looked up at her and licked her hand. One corner of her mouth lifted and she bit back a sigh.
   The only reason the owner of the tavern, Marshek even let him in was because no one else was allowed to enter the Dragon’s Lair if she was inside without him. No one according to Trikser, that is. He’d almost taken the hand off the last guy who’d tried.
   “What’ll ya have?” Marshek barked, revealing his instant dislike of the newcomer.
   She fixed her eyes on the bartender. Then she took a closer look at the man sitting in front of him. His pointed ears betrayed his heritage, but his height suggested he was not of pure blood.
   Marshek was known to be tolerant of elves but he hated what he called half-breeds. Cera could imagine what the grumpy, middle-aged tavern owner was thinking, and it wasn’t friendly.
   She rose, Trikser also immediately rising, awaiting her move. The white wolf was her bondmate and had been since he was young.
   Relax, she thought-sent.
   Trik sat, but his body was tight, tense. He didn’t respond to her mental order.
   Moving to the bar, her wolf followed, slinking close to the floor, moving in a slight crawl. His belly probably touched the filthy planked flooring of the tavern.
   Cera made a face but forced a breath. Detached control. Sliding onto the stool next to the half-elfin man, she was just in time to hear his order. His voice was clear and deep.
   Marshek filled a mug with ale and started to put the jug in its place on the shelf.
   “Wait, Mar,” she said with a wave of her hand, “I’ll have some of that, too.”
   With a curt nod, the older man poured her a mug. She brought it to her lips, glancing nonchalantly at the stranger. His coal black hair brushed the collar of his hooded gray cape, giving him a rather unkempt look, but rugged rather than messy.
   Cera couldn’t see the hue of his eyes from her seat but his high cheekbones made his profile appealing, his sleek tapered ears adding to the attraction. His powerful jaw line was clean shaven, an oddity in these parts. She could tell he was aware of her perusal. He was young, not much older than her, and had the stunning beauty of the elves.
   His chest heaved as if he’d taken a breath, and he finally glanced at her. Blue. His eyes were a deep, sapphire blue. Her heart skipped a beat but she ignored it. The man said nothing, not that she’d expected him to.

You can purchase Sword's Call at the following locations...


Author BIO

C.A. is originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She is married and has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. 
She works with kids when she’s not writing.

She’s always wanted to be a writer and is overjoyed to share her stories with the world.


What's Next???

Bad boy FBI agent and feisty widowed police detective collide pursuing a human trafficker in small town Texas on their way to true love.

Badboy, married to his job FBI agent Cole Lucas always gets his man. So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts human trafficker Carlo Maldonado all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren.

Cole doesn’t do small towns and doesn’t get involved with women he works with, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge.

Two murders, her partner shot and leading the investigation on her own, the last thing Andi needs a cocky FBI agent that sees her as no more than a tag-along.

Widow and single mother Andi is used to being on her own. When Cole gets stuck without a place to stay, crashing on her couch puts them in dangerous territory.
Attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she’d left behind when her husband died. Her three-year-old son quickly wiggles his way into Cole’s heart, and he starts contemplating things—family, love—that he’d never planned for himself.

Can being forced to work together make them stronger or will their differences jeopardize their case and their hearts?



Winner will be chosen randomly from the blog comments. Winner will recieve their choice of a SWAG prize pack or an e-book edition of Sword's Call. I will pick and announce a winner on April 8th!! 

*Note international winners are only eligible for the e-book