Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lara Adrian's Fantastic new book in the Midnight Breeds series "Crave the Night"

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


Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order-an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires-Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire-a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan's elusive quarry.

Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing-until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

In one of the previous books, Nathan is saved by his mother and Hunter. Nathan had been ripped from his mother and trained as a ruthless assassin. Hunter had been though the same so knew how difficult it was for Nathan to adjust. Now, years later, Nathan is all grown up and leading his own squad. 
Jordana has been raised to be perfect. Always put together, never acting out. Her adoptive father has given her everything she would need, but she has always felt that there was something.. more for her than the mundane life she had lead.

Casius escaped the Breeds in the previous book and they are after him again. But he certainly is not what he seems and when his body shows up dead, they know he has something to do with the Atlantean threat.

Nathan knows that Jordana isnt for him but he is inexplicably drawn to her. Jordana knows that no one would approve but so is just as drawn to Nathan. 

I loved it. I hate having to wait a whole stinking year for the new book every year, however, they end up so well written and entertaining and amazing that it is totally worth the wait!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Fantastic new author, Patience Griffin, brings us Kilts and Quilts!

Welcome to the charming Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow—where two people have returned home for different reasons, but to find the same thing.… 

Caitriona Macleod gave up her career as an investigative reporter for the role of perfect wife. But after her husband is found dead in his mistress’s bed, a devastated Cait leaves Chicago for the birthplace she hasn’t seen since she was a child. She’s hoping to heal and to reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive! She just may have stumbled on the ticket to reigniting her career—if her heart doesn’t get in the way.

Graham Buchanan is a movie star with many secrets. A Gandiegow native, he frequently hides out in his hometown between films. He also has a son he’ll do anything to protect. But Cait Macleod is too damn appealing—even if she is a journalist.

Quilting with her gran and the other women of the village brings Cait a peace she hasn’t known in years. But if she turns in the story about Graham, Gandiegow will never forgive her for betraying one of its own. Should she suffer the consequences to resurrect her career? Or listen to her battered and bruised heart and give love another chance?

Caitie has fled to Scotland, where she was born, after the death of her cheating husband. She gave up her career to be the wife he wanted, alienating her friends and giving up her job. Now she needs to find a way to boost her career again. That chance comes when she runs into Graham Buchanan. Graham, golden Hollywood superstar. He disappears for months on end and no one knows where he is. Caitie has found him. He is in Glandiegow, with his son and grandson. Caitie's big chance is here, but will she be able to write the story?

 When tragedy strikes, Caitie steps up to help Graham and his family. She finds herself immersed in the town she spent the first ten years of her life in and its people. But are they willing to accept her after she was gone so long?

I absolutely loved this book. I loved Caitie, I loved her crotchety old gran, I loved Graham, and the town and the quilters and everything! I couldn't put it down. I highly suggest EVERYONE read this book!! Hear me? READ IT!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

*****************Thank You Edelweiss for an advanced copy of this title*************

I have been waiting a long time for a new book by Ms Wilson. I adored the Tairen Soul series and waited.. and waited.. and waited for this book. I think it was worth the wait.

After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea's king by taking one of the man's beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter's battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother's death, rages on.
Khamsin Coruscate, Princess of Summerlea and summoner of Storms, has spent her life exiled to the shadows of her father's palace. Reviled by her father, marriage to Wintercraig's icy king was supposed to be a terrible punishment, but instead offers Kham her first taste of freedom—and her first taste of overwhelming passion.
As fierce, indomitable Wynter weathers even Khamsin's wildest storms, surprising her with a tenderness she never expected, Kham wants more than Wynter's passion—she yearns for his love. But the power of the Ice Heart is growing, dangerous forces are gathering, and a devastating betrayal puts Khamsin and Wynter to the ultimate test.

Kham's brother has run off with the Winter King's fiance and a relic of the Winter Realm. Wynter declares war and rides on Summerlea. After three years, he has come to the Summer court to forge peace. He demands a princess of the Summer Court, and he certainly gets one, even if she isn't who she seems.

Kham has been ostracized her whole life by her father and Summerlea court. Her sisters and her brother defy their father and spend time with her and her mother's maid has taught her to read, write, and all the intricacies of court life. Her father forces her into marriage with Wynter, but all it does is give her the escape from Summerlea that she needs before her father kills her.

Kham must produce an heir within a year or face the "mercy of the mountain" as Wynter says. She tries to fit into court, but once again she is ostracized, maybe because her husband ignores her as well.  Not to mention she is poisoned a couple times. That kind of puts a kink in wanting anything to do with her husbands court. 

But, Kham is the only person who can save the world. She must melt Wynter's Ice Heart before he becomes the Ice God and destroys everything. Everyone believes she will betray Wynter, but how can she when she loves him?

ARG! This was a great book! I loved  Kham, even if Wynter annoyed me just a bit. I thought it was an awesome story. I reallllly hope I dont have to wait.. three years for another book..... 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sherrilyn Kenyon and The League finally return with "Born of Fury"

The war is on…
Counted among the fiercest Andarion warriors ever born, Hauk is one of the five founding members of the Sentella: an organization that has declared war on the League. They rule the Ichidian universe with an iron fist and terrify it with an army of well-trained assassins. Hauk’s enemies are legion, but he fears nothing and no one. He will do whatever it takes to survive and protect his Sentella brethren.
Sumi Antaxas is one of the best assassins the League has ever trained. In her world, failure is not an option and she has never met a target she couldn’t execute. So when she’s assigned Hauk, she believes it’ll be a quick and easy mission.

Hauk is not very thrilled with having to take his nephew Dare on his Endurance, a test of manhood that every Andarion male takes when he is a teenager. However Hauk is the only surviving male family member Dare has, so he has to do it. Dare hates his uncle Hauk, led to believe that Hauk killed his father Keres years ago. All the animosity that his mother feels towards Hauk has Dare projecting the same hatred. Throw a wrench it, Hauk takes along Nykyrian sends along his teenaged daughter Thia as well. Hauk, Thia, and Dare are dropped off in the middle of nowhere and forced to fend for themselves for a month. 

Zyr, Commander of the League, sends Sumi to spy on Hauk. Not to kill, but to gather intel. He wants proof that Hauk is a member of the Sentella so he can take him down. Kyr has a bargaining chip, Sumi's daughter, taken from her at birth. With promises of the return of her daughter, Sumi sets off. As she waits and watches Hauk, she is attacked by a wild animal and left for dead. Thia and Dare find her and with Hauk's help, she is nursed back to health. The files she has read about Hauk show a completely different person than the one she sees around his family. How can he be a cold blooded killer when he treats his family so well? Well, except Dare who is a little prick. Assassins keep finding them though, so they have to keep moving. 

The love story actually culminates about halfway into the book, however, since Hauk is promised to Dare's mother, they have to find a way to free him, and to free Sumi's daughter. Holy cow, I loved this book! I feel like I waited a decade for it, but it was absolutely worth it! I loved Sumi, she was a great female lead character. And Hauk. *sigh* we all wish we had one. And let me tell you, I'm reallllllllllly hoping that the next book is going to be about Thia, lol!