Thursday, May 31, 2012

Review - Intangible by J. Meyers

Title and Author: Intangible by J. Meyers
Publisher:  Ebook
Publication Date: January 31st 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 264
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal


Summary:
Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.
Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.
  
Review:
I have received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review and I can say the story did not disappoint or let me down.  Intangible is very different from other Paranormal books in a really good way.
In Intangible we meet twins Luke and Sera, who have special powers and abilities. Sera is able to heal and Luke has visions of the future that always come true. When Luke has a vision of Sera being killed, he knows he needs to find a way to keep her say because while Sera can heal other she cannot heal herself.
Sera and Luke are great main characters. They have that whole twin connection going and it’s obvious they really like and rely on each other. Their relationship was very real, believable and well-written.
The book is full of other interesting characters as well. They are all well-written and brought a lot to the story.
The book is written in third person but the point of view changes often enough the reader is able to understand the characters and their actions and decisions.
I think the world the author created in this book is very interesting. There are people with special powers and mythical creatures like faeries and vampires and elves. All those creatures and the action were able to keep me interested in the book.
All in all, Intangible is a very entertaining book. It is well-written and fast paced, the characters are interesting and there’s a lot of action.
If you are a Young Adult Paranormal fan I think you’ll be able to enjoy this book.

Rating: Worth Your Time ( 4 Stars)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Book Boyfriend



My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme, hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader. It is a weekly meme where we talk about a literary crush including stats, a picture of what you imagine he looks like and some quotes from him that make you swoon.  If you are interested in participating please check out the My Book Boyfriend Introduction Page over at Missie's blog The Unread Reader.


This week my book boyfriend is:


Ty Garrison from Lucky In Love by Jill Shalvis
 

 
 
  
Stats

Status: Ty is an ex-Navy Seal medic who's in Lucky Harbor while recovering from an injury. He's very mysterious and the ladies who are in charge of the Lucky Harbor facebook page have named him Mysterious Cute Guy. He's Mallory love interest.

Age: 30-something

Height: Tall
 
Eyes: Green

Hair: Dark

More info: Ty is haunted by a moment in his past and, even though, he's sure he's not the type of man Mallory should be interested in he can't seem to stay away from her.

 





"His hair was tousled, like he’d been shoving his fingers through it.
Stubble darkened his jaw, and his firm, sensuous mouth was unsmiling. The scar abovehis brow was new and shiny, and the mirrored sunglasses only added to the whole ruffian look he had going on. It suited him, in a big way.
He was dressed in cargoes and a dark Tshirt snug across his broad chest and loose over his abs. He looked big, bad, built, and dangerous as hell."


 
“Are you coming onto me?”
“Well, technically, you’re on top of me,” she pointed out. “So I think that means that
you’re coming onto me.”
With a groan, he pressed his forehead to hers and swore beneath his breath, and not the good kind of swear either. And though she should have seen this coming, she hadn’t. He didn’t want her.
It was perfect, really. Perfect for the way the rest of the night had gone. Horrified, humiliated, she pushed at him. “Sorry. I got caught up in the moment. I’m not very good at this, obviously.” He didn’t budge so she
shoved him again. “Excuse me.”
He merely tightened his grip. “Not goodat what, exactly?” he asked.
“Really? You need me to say it? When he just waited, she sighed. “Attracting men. I’m not good at attracting men. Now if you could please get off.”
He lifted his head and cupped the back of hers in one big hand, his eyes glinting with heat. “You first,” he said rough and gravelly, leaving no mistake to his meaning

Ridiculously, the whole thing gave her another warm fuzzy, immediately followed by an inner head smack. Because no way was she going to be the woman who fell for a guy just because he gave her a silly stuffed animal that she didn’t need. You’re not supposed to fall for him at all, she reminded herself. “This is very teenager-y of us,” she said.
“If we were teenagers,” he said, “we’d be behind the arcade, and you’d be showing me your gratitude for the stuffed animals by letting me cop a feel.”
“In your dreams,” she quipped, but her nipples went hard.

"Mallory, you can use me anytime."
"But you said one-time only," she reminded him.
"Actually, you said that. And plans change. Apparently I left you needing more, which is the same thing as unsatisfied in my book." His gaze went hot and dark. "We'll have to fix that."

Model: Julian Escott

I got m idea of who Ty looked like from My Keeper Shelf! So, what do you think?
Who's your book boyfriend this week?

Review - Shadows (Lux 0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title and Author: Shadows (Lux 0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Publication Date: February 20th 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 179
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal


Summary:
The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.
Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.
Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.
Captivated. Lured. Loved.
Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself
  

Review:
After reading Obsidian I really had to read Shadows so I could find out exactly what had happened to Dawson. Gladly this story, even though it was bittersweet, did not disappoint me.
In Shadows we get to know exactly what happened to Daemon and Dee’s brother Dawson and see how his relationship with Bethany, a human he just couldn’t stay away from, started and developed. Dawson wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a human but he couldn’t help himself and he’s determined to be with Bethany no matter how dangerous their relationship can be.
Dawson and Daemon might look exactly alike but when it comes to their personalities they couldn’t be more different! If you’ve read Obsidian you already met Daemon and know what he’s like so I’ll concentrate on Dawson now, especially because I really like him.
Dawson is sweet, warm and funny. I really thought he was a great character and the fact he also has a temper he keeps hidden most of the time but sometimes unleashes only made me like him even more. Dawson is really similar to Daemon when it comes to loving and wanting to protect his family, which only adds to his appeal!
Bethany is a great character as well. She’s an artist and she’s sweet and intelligent. I think she was perfect for Dawson and she was very understanding when it comes to what Dawson really is.
The relationship between Dawson and Bethany is definitely the best thing about this book. It’s obvious they really do care for each other and their feelings seem incredibly real. Their romance is sweet and the passionate moments between them are almost scorching. My favorite scenes were the ones they were together, getting to know each other and falling in love. They really are a great couple.
I really enjoyed this novella. There are some great moments, especially between Dawson and Bethany. Plus, I think Shadows really helps the reader understand why Daemon acts the way he does in Obsidian and it adds a lot to the story.
All in all, Shadows is a great addition to the Lux series. It gives a glimpse into Dawson’s and Bethany’s story as well as Daemon and Dee’s past. The novella is well-written, fast paced interesting and a little bittersweet. There’s romance, action and a little adventure.
I can’t wait to read Onyx now because I really need to know more about what happened to Dawson and Bethany.
If you enjoyed Obsidian you should definitely read Shadows. It will answer some of your questions and bring forth a whole new set of them!

Rating: Worth Your Time ( 4 Stars)

Nominate Your Favorite Book Series

I'm planning a new feature here on the blog about book series and I need your help!

I need you to tell me which are your favorite book series. Any genre - young adult, contemporary romance, mystery, etc...

It would also be great if you could tell me which kinds of posts about your favorite series you would like to see here on the blog - interviews, guest posts, giveaways, info about characters...


Go ahead and nominate your favorite book series! Thank you!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

This week I'm reading: 

Lucky In Love - Jill Shalvis


“No Stephen,” she said. “I had to give him up. Last month’s reread of The Shining wrecked me.”
Amy nodded. “Emergency Dispatch tired of taking your ‘there’s a shadow outside my window’ calls?”
“Hey, that was one time.” Giving up squeezing the water out of her hair, Mallory ignored Amy’s knowing snicker. “And for your information, there really was a man outside my window.”
“Yeah. Seventy-year-old Mr. Wykowski, who’d gotten turned around on his walk around the block.”


“Are you coming onto me?”
“Well, technically, you’re on top of me,” she pointed out. “So I think that means that you’re coming onto me.”
With a groan, he pressed his forehead to hers and swore beneath his breath, and not the good kind of swear either. And though she should have seen this coming, she hadn’t.



What about you? What are you reading right now?

Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

 
This weekly meme is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.
 
 
Read this past week:
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare

Currently Reading: 
Breaking Beautiful - Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Lucky In Love - Jill Shalvis

Upcoming:
The Selection - Kiera  Cass

Slow reading week for me. How was your week?
What are you reading this week and are you enjoying it

Friday, May 25, 2012

Link Your Reviews

We all want to promote our reviews, don't we? This is a way of letting other people know about them. Just leave a link to your review below.


Go visit the other reviews and let people know what you think about them!
This will is weekly feature posted on Thursdays. :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Crushed Seraphim by Debra Anastasia - One Year Celebration + Giveaway


One Holy Hell



Crushed Seraphim is One Holy hell of a year old! It’s been one year since I stayed up all night to watch my debut novel go live. When it finally popped up on Amazon, I peed my pants a little. I never knew I wanted to be an author, but holding that book was a huge tearjerker for me. I wrote this story as a way to tell the tale of a woman that was a cursing, smart-mouthed nightmare who also happened to have the courage to save the world. It was book one in the Seraphim Series and the conclusion, Bittersweet Seraphim, will be dropping in Fall 2012.

There was definitely a stand out gentleman from this book. His name is Satan Jack and in my head? He looks just like Johnny Depp. Jack even has his own Twitter (@Satan_Jack ) where he flirts with readers! He’s staked a claim in quite a few panties since his unveiling and he’s proud.



Here’s the summary:

How does a foul-mouthed angel end up as the last hope for all of Heaven and Earth?
When Seraph Emma is maimed and tossed from Heaven by a rogue angel who's taken charge, she fears she'll never be allowed to return. Tasked with the impossible job of showing the self-loathing (and not even human!) Jason his worth, Emma is sure she's doomed to fail.

Meanwhile, having wormed his way into Heaven, the corrupt Everett has trapped God in Hell and has designs on unleashing evil everywhere. Fortunately, if there's one thing Emma can't do (in addition to minding her language), it's give up. Determined to save Jason and get back to Heaven-even if it means going to Hell-Emma's plan is simple yet impossible: trick the Devil to save God.

What she doesn't count on is the devotion and, well, humanity she finds in Jason; the spirit, hidden compassion, and raw sex appeal within the Devil; and the vulnerability of her own heart. With the help of two unlikely allies, she'll wage the battle for Heaven. But will Emma be sidetracked by a new sort of heaven along the way?

What's truly more dangerous? Falling from Heaven, or falling in love?

Debra Anastasia has twisted a fast-paced tale of intimate relationships with literally universal impact. Rich with humor and electrified by attraction, this novel offers a playfully off-beat take on the good and evil that make up the world.



Here’s the trailer (featuring music by the insanely talented Ron Pope)


This One Holy Hell of a birthday party is being held from May 24th-26th and there are many chances to win a prize.

On this blog, leave a comment. One of the commenters will win an eCopy of Crushed Seraphim in the format of their choice.( open until Thursday, May 31st)

On my blog, http://debraanastasia.blogspot.com/you can enter to win the grand prize and get linked to an excerpt from Bittersweet Seraphim. Looking for a home are two print, signed copies of my books! Poughkeepsie will come with a matching set of temporary tattoos and crystal bracelet. Crushed Seraphim will come with an angel themed crystal bracelet and an exclusive fifteen-minute gChat with Satan Jack! That’s right, you can ask him anything.

So thank you to Carla for letting me flash my goods here on this site today. Feel free to check out www.DebraAnastasia.com for more information on Crushed Seraphim.

Review - Across Eternity by Aris Whittier


Title and Author: Across Eternity by Aris Whittier
Publisher:  Kindle
Publication Date: March 11th, 2011
Paperback/Hardcover: 298
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal



Summary:
Born a genius; education, wealth, and prestige came easy to Logan Richards. Actually, there wasn’t much that Logan couldn’t learn or acquire. However, he knew there was more to life than money and power. Logan was determined to find the woman who he'd dreamed of his entire life and know what it was like to love her before he died.
Amber Lewis, a waitress for a five-star restaurant in, Dana Point, California, was overworked, stressed, and wary of life since her sister, Heather, had passed away. Then, one evening while working she fell hopelessly in love with Logan Richards, a chivalrous man who felt deeply familiar.
For Amber, it was the beginning of a voyage of self-discovery and renewal. For Logan, it was the completion of life. For each of them it was the deepest sort of love

Review:
I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.
Logan and Amber are soul mates, destined to be together, and every time they reincarnate they find each other. Logan knows this and he knows he’s meant to find Amber. The only problem is that Amber doesn’t remember any of her other reincarnations.
I liked the characters in this book. It’s easy to like Amber, she’s straightforward and fun. I found it easy to relate to her because her emotions and reactions seems real to me.
Logan was a good character as well. He’s sweet and intelligent and determined to find Amber and be with her.
This book is centered on a sweet, love story. The fact Logan and Amber are meant to be together in every lifetime serves the purpose of making their relationship during their current life more intense and deep. Their love story is cute, realistic and sweet and it was able to keep me entertained.
All in all, Across Eternity is a very sweet and well-written story. The story is fast-paces, the characters are good and the relationship between them very interesting.
If you enjoy a good contemporary romance story about a love strong enough to survive several lifetimes, I think you might enjoy this book.

Rating: Somewhere Between Readable and Worth Your Time (3 ½ Stars)