Saturday, June 21, 2014

World of Warcraft... again

I have finished 7 more WoW novels. I am just... Obsessed I should say with these books. Yeah the writing isnt perfect, but I find them to be extremely interesting. The game is 10 years old, and I just started playing. It is so awesome to read the back stories! To see where character races come from, the history of the different wars. Things like, the orcs aren't inherently evil, they were possessed by demons!

Arthas started out a good kid, but turned bad, because of a demon! The Burning Legion is the basis of all evil in Azeroth. They creeped into so many different people and places. Yet the Alliance constantly fights back and defeats the Horde! There are some gaping holes though. Cataclysm. I still don't know how that happened. There wasn't a book written about that time period. Arthas.. How did he die? Once again no book about that time period. I finally found out how Garrosh came to succeed Thrall. However I dont know how Garrosh got to Azeroth, because the last I knew the Dark Portal was destroyed.

Despite that, I love these darn books! I have.. five or six more to read. I am on Wolfheart now, which gives information about the Worgens.

So if you play the game, you should really read the books! They are so interesting!

Susan Mallery score's with "Until We Touch"


After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm's length—a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool's Gold, California. 

Larissa Owens knows where she stands—Jack sees her as just another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes, Jack's her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa's big secret is revealed…by her mother! 

When Jack discovers the truth about Larissa's feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he's not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love—will Jack go for the ultimate play?

To start the story, Larissa's mom is up for a visit and she confronts Jack. She tells Jack to fire Larissa so that she will go home to LA, find a man, get married, and have a family. She doesn't believe that Larissa will ever do that on her own because... She is obviously in love with Jack. Jack of course does not fire Larissa, and he tells her what her mother said. But with the thought now in their minds, they begin to see each other differently. 
Larissa's always had her projects that Jack funds and Jack enjoys being able to help with the projects monetarily without getting actually involved. Larissa finally realizes that she does love Jack and knows that he will never return her feelings. She proposes that they just do it, get it over with, so she could get over him and move on. Definitely isn't that simple!

Fabulous! But seriously, does Susan Mallery write anything that isn't fabulous? I won't say more, because I always say the same things after reading one of her books because they are just so awesome!

Cordova returns with the final Vicious Deep book "Vast and Brutal Sea"

********************Thank you NetGalley for a review copy of this book****************

I actually stumbled upon the second book Savage Blue on NetGalley and thought it sounded interesting. I had the library quickly order book 1, The Vicious Deep, and read it quickly. I loved it. Then I read the second book and loved it as well! Then NetGalley put out book 3 and I was hoping up and down with joy! It didn't disappoint.


 After a heartless betrayal and challenging decisions in vicious circumstances, the ancient battle for the Sea King’s throne continues. Only two days are left until the race for the Sea Court throne is finally over, but the rules have drastically changed. The evil sea witch Nieve has captured Layla, the only girl that Tristan has ever loved, and plots to raise an army of mutant sea creatures to overthrow the crown. Facing off his traitorous and selfish brother, Kurt, Tristan will have to travel to the mysterious and lost Isle of Tears to unleash the magic of the powerful scepter he now holds. This epic clash of sand and sea will pit brother against brother—and there can only be one winner.

Kurt has betrayed him and Layla has been kidnapped by Nieve. Tristan is out to find the Sleeping Giants, believing they will help him win the war. But instead he ends up trapped on a misty island, having to learn the River clan ways before he can leave. Luckily time outside the island moves differently and the outside world is almost at a standstill. Tristan's main goal is to rescue Layla, but harsh decisions must be made because Nieve is making her move. Now.

Okay, yeah LOVED IT! The book kept me going through the whole thing. I couldn't put it down. I had never heard of Zoraida Cordova until Vicious Deep came out, but you can bet that she is on my must read author list now!

"The Promise" a new Thunder Point novel by Robyn Carr

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

Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic. 

Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She's already been burned by a man with kids, and she's come to Thunder Point determined not to repeat past mistakes. When Scott offers her a job, at a much lower salary than she's used to, Peyton is surprisingly eager to accept…at least for now. She's willing to stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options. 

Scott and Peyton know the arrangement is temporary—it isn't enough time to build a real relationship, never mind anything with lasting commitment. But love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever.

Peyton made a name for herself in the medical world as an awesome PA. Unfortunately she fell for her boss, an amazing cardiologist who lived only for his career. After trying to care for his hateful children and not getting any backup from Ted, she decided to leave her job and his home. It was time to find and reinvent herself. She bought a flashy little sedan and went for a drive. She ended up in Thunder Point, and accepted a temporary job at Scott's clinic until she decided what to do with herself. But Scott and his children worm their way into her good graces. Peyton is afraid that, like Ted, Scott will end up using her as a babysitting/chauffer service, but of course that is not who Scott is. 
She knows instantly that Scott is different. But can she overcome her single father relationship fear to see who Scott really is?

When mayhem strikes with Ted's daughter, Peyton jets off to help and of course Scott has the wrong idea. Could it ruin them forever?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. After the craptastic start to the series, the last 3 books have been oh so much better! I liked Peyton alot, especially when she went to the farm and you saw interaction with her parents and siblings. It was really cool and really.. well. real. I am anxious to read the next one!

Beth Ciotta's Cupcake Lovers return with "In the Mood for Love"

***************Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book************
Sugar Creek, Vermont, is a world away from Los Angeles for high-powered, media-obsessed Harper Day. When she took the job doing publicity for the Cupcake Lovers, she never expected to be won over by the town’s old-fashioned charms. But that was before she moved into the Victorian vacation home of her dreams and fell in with a man whose good looks and irresistible ways are anything but small-town…
Sam McCloud is a widowed father of two. He and bossy, big-city Harper appear to have nothing in common… though the attraction they feel toward one another cannot be denied. But will their romance last longer than the day’s headlines? There’s more to Harper than meets the eye, and as it turns out, she needs to get married—fast. Little does Harper know that family-man Sam will do whatever it takes to keep her in Sugar Creek—even if that means taking matters into his own hands. And never letting her go…in the fourth novel in the Cupcake Lovers series, In the Mood For Love.

Beth Ciotta has returned us to Sugar Creek and another tale from the Cupcake Lovers. Sam and Harper have had a secret affair going on for a little while, but when Harper loses her job and with that her workers visa, she has to come up with something to be able to stay in the US. Sam suggests getting married. Harper, at first not sure what to think, agrees. But she's afraid her past will catch up with her and ruin her chances at happiness. 

We again to meet the awesome cast and crew of the Cupcake Lovers! Babies are on their way, Daisy is up to her usual tricks, but there is only one Cupcake Lovers meeting! But its okay, for recipes are in the back of the book! I love this series. Its just so.. happy! It makes me feel good. Thank you, Ms Ciotta, for everything you do for your fans!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews is Fabulous!

Mary Kay Andrews never fails to serve us up with a great book! Her new one, Save the Date, is no different!

A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in.  Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all. 

Cara recently gave her husband the boot when she found out he was cheating on her with a dental hygenist. She has a fabulous flower shop that is consistently building new clientele, but the shop itself needs so much work that she isn't getting ahead as she should.    When her goldendoodle, Poppy, runs off, she sees her being taken by a man. The man insists that it is his dog Shaz. Cara follows him home and even calls the police, who were no help. Cara storms home to come up with a new plan. Turns out, it was Poppy. Shaz had gotten loose and ended up at a vets office. The man, Jack, returns Poppy with some humility. Jack is rather attractive and Cara runs into him in other weddings that she works on. 

Even though Cara's love life seems to be improving, her business life is heading out the window. Someone is out to take her down. Missing silver from one wedding, someone trash talking her business, especially after she books a really big wedding out from under another famous florist. Could anything else go wrong? Then her assistant quits.

This book was just awesome. I picked it up and couldn't put it down! I loved all of the characters and the story. And all the flowers! Ms Andrews has hit the nail on the head with this one. And I have to wait a whoooooole year for another -sniffle- !