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My passion is reading. I dislike writing book reviews, so what you will see here are product descriptions and then why I did or did not like a book. Also, There are read a like lists as well. Thanks for visiting my page!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I am a World of Warcraft Addict. Did you know there are novels?!

I admit it. I started playing just because I was bored with what I had been playing, and my friends convinced me to try it. And I love it.. Its a game where there is something always to do. Whether you are questing, raiding, running a dungeon, or working on your professions, there is always something to do.

Recently I found out there are novels! Which, to me, is awesome. WoW is ten years old. They just celebrated their tenth anniversary. There are so many things I don't know about the game.. Why factions hate each other, who this person is or that person. So I just finished reading the first book, and I was like.. That was awesome, but.. who the heck are these people.. So I contacted a friend of mine and asked her.. "Do you know who Deathwing is?!" She said, well yeah, he's the big black dragon that caused the Cataclysm.. Oh.. Der.. She said she was running around one day and her character just died. She got an message on screen, an acheivement.. "Killed by Deathwing". Oooooh. So the books are sort of giving the history of the game as it goes along. I think its awesome, and a good way to try and catch up on a decade of missed information.
 Book Description for Day of the Dragon, which I believe is the first book:

In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in relative peace and harmony -- until the arrival of the demonic army known as Burning Legion shattered the world's tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered, warring kingdoms -- part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of 
A terrifying upheaval among the highest ranks of the world's Wizards sends the maverick Mage, Rhonin, on a perilous journey into the Orc-controlled lands of Khaz Modan. What Rhonin uncovers is a vast, far-reaching conspiracy, darker than anything he ever imagined -- a threat that will force him into a dangerous alliance with ancient creatures of air and re if the world of Azeroth is to see another dawn

So, we start the book with Rhonin. He is a wizard that has a bad reputation. He went on a mission and because of the spell he used, everyone died. The mission was a success, but alot of people died. He has a new mentor, and this mentor sends him on a mission. Recon.  He is to find out how he can rescue the red dragon queen, who is being held captive by the orcs, who work for the Horde, who are the bad guys. They captured her and have been using her to breed dragons that the Horde use. The Alliance has no defense really against these dragons.
Its a suicide mission in itself. But he has to keep it to himself. He cant tell anyone. He meets up with an elf who is to help him find his way to Khaz Modan where he is to accomplish is mission. Along the way they run into Knights who distrust him. Dwarves who mistrust him. Wizards, apparently, are not well regarded.
Rhonin is driven to complete his quest and return triumphant and raise his reputation among the other wizards.
But they run into trouble when a dragon attack their party. They are saved by dwarves riding griffins, who are much faster than the dragons even if they are much smaller. The dwarves then give them a ride to a settlement that has been decimated by dragons.

Rhonin encounters Deathwing and is being controlled somewhat by him. Deathwing, who everyone thought was dead, has his own plans of world domination. Everyone, it seems, has plans for world domination in this book though. In human guise, he has enthralled the King and head of the Alliance and is able to have himself placed as king of another land which has been leaderless and under martial law.

I absolutely loved this book. But I love dragons and it had dragons so that was awesome. Anyways, even just as a fantasy book I thought it was a good story, so maybe give it a try... and if you decide to play Warcraft, come find me! Have a great day!

The Cousins O'Dwyer return with "Shadow Spell"

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken…

A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss.

Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle.

Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…

Dark Witch, the first book in the series, was, to me, fabulous! It had all the elements of a book I love. .Ireland, horses, witches, and a great love story. Shadow Spell is the sequel and it is just as good.

Meara has always been friends with Branna and Connor. She never knew what her feelings actually were for Connor until she almost lost him. Connor doesn't seem surprised, like FINALLY! but Meara's past may keep them apart. 

I can't go into much description because I dont want to give it away, but , it was FABULOUS!

The King.. through chaos, can Wrath and Beth's relationship last?

Long live the King… 

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?

In Lover at Last, we see Xcor trying to bring down the current monarchy and take control himself. Assassinating Wrath doesn't work, so he goes by more subtle means. According to the old laws, the king's heir must be full blooded. Xcor works with the council to convince them to take the monarchy away on the basis that Wrath's shelan Beth is a half breed. 
Wrath and Beth's relationship is already rocky, Beth keeps visiting Layla in hopes to bring on her needing because she desperately wants a child. Wrath, on the other hand, does not want a child. He fears that any child of his will be born blind like he is. 
This book has an awesome and strange twist that I wont tell you about, you just have to read about it!
This book actually has ALOT going on in it. The Shadows, Treyz and IAm are prominent as well as Xcor and Layla, Assail and Sola. It was actually kind of annoying, the way the book kept jumping around, because of course it would jump to something else JUST as it got to a really good part! I'm not positive where the heck Assail and Sola fit into the story line either. 
I can't WAIT for the next book, which is going to be about the Shadows. And a return of Murhder! (I have to re-read because I have NO clue who he is!)
So, go forth and read my friends!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Notorious by Allison Brennan is fantastic! Coming

***********Thank you Edelweiss for allowing me to read this title!****************


Maxine Revere has dedicated her life to investigating murders that the police have long since given up any hope of solving. A nationally renowned investigative reporter with her own TV show and a tough-as-nails reputation, Max tackles cold cases from across the country and every walk of life. But the one unsolved murder that still haunts her is a case from her own past.

When Max was a high school senior, one of her best friends was strangled and another, Kevin O’Neal, accused of the crime. To the disgrace of her wealthy family, Max stood by her friend, until she found out he lied about his alibi. Though his guilt was never proven, their relationship crumbled from the strain of too many secrets.

Now Max is home for Kevin’s funeral—after years of drug abuse, he committed suicide. She’s finally prepared to come to terms with the loss of his friendship, but she’s not prepared for Kevin’s sister to stubbornly insist that he didn’t kill himself. Or for an elderly couple to accost her at the airport, begging her to look into another murder at Max’s old high school. Max is more interested in the cold case at her alma mater than in digging around Kevin’s troubled life, but she agrees to do both. As Max uncovers dark secrets, she finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies that hit far too close to home. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that someone will do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.

Maxine came home to give Kevin's sister closure over her brother's death. Jodi doesn't believe he committed suicide, but after years of drug abuse, Maxine isn't so sure. She doesn't plan to investigate his death, or her high school friend Lindy's, and she also gets involved in a case of a construction worker killed at her old high school.

Someone definitely doesn't want her to solve ANY of those murders. 

I loved this book. It had the right amount of everything in it. Max was a great, strong female character. I wish Nick had made it in more. And, just to let you know, its NOT who you think it is! 

Kimberly Kincaid heats it up with her new romance "Turn Up the Heat"

******************Thank You NetGalley for an early copy of this title*******************
"It's not you."
There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge. . .
But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her hood.
Yet this small-town man isn't all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?

Bellamy has a crazy boss at work who piles work on her and demands it done NOW. On top of that, she finds out through friends that her long time boyfriend is moving across the country, and apparently has no intention on asking her to go with him. 
Bellamy and her friends schedule a weekend away at Pine Mountain resort. On her way there, her car breaks down. She seeks out Shane for help, as he works at the mechanics shop in the near town of Pine Mountain.  Sparks fly between her and Shane but Bellamy's life is upside down, especially when her witch of a boss calls and demands she end her vacation and come back to finish work. She quits her job right then and there with no clue what to do with her life. But she can't seem to resist Shane, and Shane, as much as he doesn't want the little rich girl in his life, can't keep away.  But Shane isn't what he seems. Can Bellamy accept him?

I enjoyed this book. I'm not sure how I feel about the latest trend romance authors are having where two people meet and fall in love within hours.. or a few days. But still, it was a nice story, and I loved all the food talk!

Patricia Briggs' new Mercy Thompson book "Night Broken"

First off, let me say... Fabulous! As always..

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

Adam's ex-wife has gained the attentions of a dangerous stalker.  Christy calls Adam in hysterics because she has acquired a stalker who may have killed another man that she briefly dated. Adam allows Christy to come stay with them until her stalker is found.  However, Christy somehow manages to take over the house and make Mercy very uncomfortable. It doesn't help that a few female pack members still consider Christy a friend and think Mercy is petty and jealous. 
To top it off, there is a fae knocking at her door wanting the walking stick back. Which she doesn't have. She gave it to Coyote, feeling she didn't have any other choice. So now she has to find Coyote and get it back.
Then Mercy is attacked by Christy's stalker she realized that he is very much NOT a human. And he is alot more dangerous than originally thought, because no one knows what he is much less how to defeat him.

Okay, yeah, loved it! Seriously, Ms Briggs has never gone wrong and she still keeps 'em coming and they are awesome! I really liked Mercy in this one. She is a strong female, but she also doesn't want to hurt Christy's feelings, even though Christy appears to be moving in on Adam. She also tries to befriend Honey, who's husband Peter died in an earlier book. Mercy also not only finds Coyote, but she also finds a "brother", another child of Coyote who is a shifter, unfortunately Coyote took too much interest in poor Gary and spends alot of time in prison. So, anyways, great book! Now, *sigh* a whole year til the next one! :(

Friday, February 28, 2014

Suzanne Brockmann starts a new series with Do or Die

******************************Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book***************************

Navy SEAL Ian Dunn went rogue in a big way when he turned his talents to a lawless life of jewel heists and con jobs. Or so the world has been led to believe. In reality, the former Special Ops warrior is still fighting for good, leading a small band of freelance covert operatives who take care of high-stakes business in highly unofficial ways. That makes Ian the hands-down choice when the U.S. government must breach a heavily guarded embassy and rescue a pair of children kidnapped by their own father, a sinister foreign national willing to turn his kids into casualties. Shockingly, Ian passes on the mission for reasons he will not—or cannot—reveal.
But saying no is not an option. Especially not for Phoebe Kruger, Ian’s beautiful and unexpectedly brash new attorney. Determined to see the abducted children set free, Phoebe not only gets Ian on board but insists on riding shotgun on his Mission: Impossible–style operation, whether he likes it or not.
Though Phoebe has a valuable knack for getting out of tight spots, there’s no denying the intensely intimate feelings growing between Ian and Phoebe as the team gears up for combat. But these are feelings they both must fight to control as they face an array of cold-blooded adversaries, including a vindictive mob boss who’s got Ian at the top of his hit list and a wealthy psychopath who loves murder as much as he loves money. As they dodge death squads and play lethal games of deception, Ian and Phoebe will do whatever it takes to save the innocent and vanquish the guilty—or die trying.

For many years, Ms Brockmann's Troubleshooter series has kept me fascinated. The characters kept me interested in the story and I loved when previous characters showed up in the new book. I'm desparate for another Troubleshooters book!  Then readers received "Born to Darkness" which was about superhero like people taking down the bad guys. I loved it, want another PLEASE!

I'm not sure what to say about this new book "Do or Die" which is the first book in the Relunctant Heroes series. I actually have not finished it. What is wrong with me! I have been trying for close to two months to finish this book but when I do read it, it doesn't keep my interest. As far as I can tell, while Phoebe is definitely stubborn, alot of the time she just sits back and does what Ian tells her to. Ian cant decide whether Phoebe is hired or fired, hired again, fired again. I guess I just don't really like the idea of a bad guy. I know he's not as bad as he seems, but that's what I'm seeing and I hate to see bad guys have happy endings. I am going to finish the book, and when I do I will update this page. Wish me luck. Oh, and Ms Brockmann, I still love your work, and I will continue to read anything you publish! I hate writing that I don't like a book. It seems like a sacrelidge.