April 24, 2014

Blogger Confession: 10 Non-AudioBooks Read & Enjoyed (6/24/13)

Blogger Confession: 10 Non-AudioBooks Read & Enjoyed

Sworn to Protect by Jo Davis

Sugarland loves their men in blue, especially Detective Shane Ford. But Shane’s mission to protect and to serve has just gotten personal…

Detective Shane Ford, Sugarland’s favorite cop, has been blindsided by the sudden death of his best friend, NFL star Brad Cooper, and becoming the legal guardian of Brad’s son, Drew—a bitter, angry sixteen-year-old with a dangerous secret. Shane is determined to pry the truth from Drew, but only manages to alienate him—and winds up going head to head with Juvenile Detective Daisy Callahan, whose job is to protect the teen’s best interests.

Shane has always been drawn to Daisy’s beauty and strength, but he’s determined not to allow their intense attraction to interfere with his duty ever again. It’s a vow that will prove difficult to keep, as the realities of Shane and Daisy’s blossoming love and their growing bond with the grieving teen propel Shane headlong into danger for the new family he’s sworn to protect.

Read for Fun/Cover Girls Book Club Read (Paperback)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.00

First Thought when Finished: Wasn’t in love with the 2 leading characters in this one but Jo Davis knows how to write suspense!

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Caged Warrior by Lindsey Piper

The first installment in this fierce and sensual new paranormal romance series features demonic gladiators, ruthless mafia villains, and a proud race on the brink of extinction.

Ten years ago, Audrey MacLaren chose to marry her human lover, making her an exile from the Dragon Kings, an ancient race of demons once worshiped as earthly gods. Audrey and her husband managed to conceive, and their son is the first natural-born Dragon King in a generation—which makes him irresistible to the sadistic scientist whose mafia-funded technology allows demon procreation. In the year since her husband was murdered, Audrey and her little boy have endured hideous experiments.

Shackled with a collar and bound for life, Leto Garnis is a Cage warrior. Only through combat can Dragon Kings earn the privilege of conceiving children. Leto uses his superhuman speed and reflexes to secure the right for his two sisters to start families. After torture reveals Audrey’s astonishing pyrokenesis, she is sent to fight in the Cages. If she survives a year, she will be reunited with her son. Leto is charged with her training. Initially, he has no sympathy for her plight. But if natural conception is possible, what has he been fighting for? As enemies, sparring partners, lovers, and eventual allies, Leto and Audrey learn that in a violent underground world, love is the only prize worth winning

Read in June, 2013

Read for Review (Pocket Books via Edelweiss)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.00

First Thought when Finished: Awesomely dark world with tons of potential as a series.

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Time Thief by Katie MacAliste

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DARK ONES NOVELS!

Outcast due to their ability to manipulate time, shunned by the mortal and immortal worlds alike, a Traveller’s life is anything but easy.

Peter Faa is a member of the Watch tracking down a murderer, and unfortunately, all clues seem to point toward his own estranged family of Travellers. Any of his cousins could be guilty, but which one? They’re all experts in the art of stealing time…

After surviving a lightning strike, Kiya Mortenson is determined to get just one thing in her life right. And if that means taking a job as nanny to five pugs on a campsite in the Oregon wilderness, then so be it. It doesn’t hurt that the job comes with some spectacular male eye candy, including her new boss’s gorgeous grandson. If only she didn’t keep having this strange sense of deja vu…

When Peter discovers his own family is stealing time from Kiya, all bets are off. While she may drive him crazy at times, it’s clear that it’s not just lightning that’s creating some serious sparks between them. And he’s not going to let secrets, lies, or a devious murderer keep Kiya from where she belongs: at his side.

Read from June 12 to 24, 2013

Read for Fun/BookClub (Kindle/Cover Girls)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25

First Thought When Finished: A little choppy in the beginning but the book finished strong. Really looking forward to the next one in the series :) Plus, awesome little mystery for the mystery lover in me!

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First in the dark and sexy paranormal romance series
Starring the immortal warriors of the zodiac

Charming, proud, and impulsive, Leo Warrior Brody Talbot is fighting what may be his final battle. Enyo, the Goddess of War, plans to fulfill an ancient prophecy to destroy humanity by harnessing the dark power of the Summoning Stones of Egypt. There’s only one person who knows enough about the stones to help Brody stop her-beautiful museum curator Ava Harrison.

Never in all his centuries has Brody met a woman who enthralls him like Ava. But, bound to protect her, he struggles to deny his passion as they are drawn into a dark and dangerous final reckoning between good and evil

 

Read on April 27, 2013

Read for Fun (Paperbook/Deweys)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 3.75

First Thought When Finished: Those are some fantastic warriors and I can’t wait to see what happens to Kane next!

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One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

The second in the incredible new Rules of Scoundrels series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean.

Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant fourth daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, Pippa wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she’s never seen before marriage. And she knows just who to ask: the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel, London’s most notorious and coveted gaming hell, known only as Cross.

Like any good scientist, Pippa’s done her research and Cross’s reputation makes him perfect for her scheme. She wants science without emotion—the experience of ruination without the repercussions of ruination. And who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? But when this odd, unexpected female propositions Cross, it’s more than tempting . . . and it will take everything he has to resist following his instincts—and giving the lady precisely what she wants.

Read in April, 2013

Read for Fun! (Kindle)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Pippa Rating aka Character Rating: 5.00

First Thought When Finished: To say I loved this book would be an understatement. I would date,move-in, and marry this darn book in a heartbeat!
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The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks

Three signs that something is very different with your mew man:

1. He sleeps all day…which would be annoying except he’s so attentive at night.

2. He’s attacked by sword-wielding assailants, yet insists he can handle it on his own.

3. He never seems to age.

Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very mysterious stranger. There’s something not quite right about Jean-Luc, but still, she’s never been with a man so charming, so attractive…so wonderful. Now if only a murderous villain wasn’t after them, they might get their happily-ever-after.

Read from March 12 to 17, 2013

Read for Fun (Kindle)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25

First Thought When Finished: I have to admit that Jean-Luc in the middle of podunk TX really tickled my funny bone. It was a delight to witness!
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Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Nothing’s sexier than an man who can keep a secret.

A typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women. A vampire bachelor party is no different — except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood). And no one can throw a party quite like Jack, the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova. But when the party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do . . . if only he wasn’t struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher.

Lara is sure there’s something more than a bachelor party going on. What is Jack hiding? And why is he so interested in the recent disappearance of young women all over town? Her investigation uncovers more than she wants to know, especially about this modern-day Casanova. But if she’s ever to make detective, she’ll need to expose all his secrets . . . if only her heart wasn’t on the line.

Read from March 16 to 17, 2013

Read for Fun (Kindle/Paperback/Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought When Finished: Evidently Blissky will lead to your soulmate–all vampires should try it :) My tagline for the Blissky line!

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Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Vanda Barkowski is in trouble.

As the owner of a hot nightclub, she’s more unconventional than most of her fellow vampires, and if some think her a little out of control, then so be it. But after three former employees filed a complaint about her temper, Vanda is sentenced to an anger management class. Worse, Phil Jones agreed to be her sponsor. Phil, the mortal who is forbidden to her . . .

If Vanda knew who—or what—Phil really is, she’d reconsider her attraction to him, for his true nature is wilder than anything she’d ever imagined. He has tackled the beast within and now is the perfect person to help Vanda with her rage . . . if only he can keep his cool when she makes him so undeniably hot. But with rogue vamps on the loose, will they ever have their forbidden nights?

Read on March 17, 2013

Read for Fun (Kindle/Paper Copy)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.75

First Thought When Finished: Up until now I wasn’t a big fan of Vanda but after she hooked up with a Shifter—She is my girl!
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The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks

Olivia’s packing list:

1. Sunscreen
2. Bathing suit
3. Flip-flops

FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris was looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, chaotic, and sometimes all-too-dangerous life. But when she escaped to the small Greek island of Patmos, all she got were meddling grandmothers trying to marry her off. Can’t they see that none of the men around interests her—except Robby MacKay?

Robby’s packing list:

1. Synthetic blood
2. More synthetic blood
3. Jogging clothes
(even vamps have to stay in shape!)

Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive—but then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from a case back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life—along with giving her a first time she’ll never forget . .

Read from March 19 to 24, 2013

Read for Fun (Kindle)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: Those who protest the most, fall the hardest. Hahaha Robby you got yours!
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Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks

Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.

Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he’s recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it’s like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he’s found the perfect woman, except . . .

Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . .

Read from March 25 to April 08, 2013

Read for Fun (Kindle/Paperback)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00

First Thought when Finished: Sexy shifter and stubborn female FTW

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Felicia S

Felicia S

Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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9 Responses to Blogger Confession: 10 Non-AudioBooks Read & Enjoyed (6/24/13)

  1. Hot Dang, there are some good books and drool worthy covers in this mega-review-post! Awesomeness all around, thanks for sharing these, I am off to look a few of these up on B&N..LOL
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Release Day Review: The Newcomer by Robyn Carr

  2. GAH! With those little words you have me wanting to read them all! ALL I tells ya! Talk about some fun reads!
    Melissa (Books and Things) recently posted…Shadow and Ink (Paper Gods series) by Amanda Sun

  3. blodeuedd says:

    Wow that was one long shout out :D And now I want some of those
    blodeuedd recently posted…Review: Shaedes of Gray – Amanda Bonilla

  4. Only audios? I’m dancing in my seat right now. Hooray!
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  5. Jenny
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    Okay, clearly I need to read some Kerrelyn Sparks! She’s one PNR author I have yet to try, and since majority of your list consists of her books, I clearly need to change that. I do love Sarah MacLean too, her historical romances just make me happy! Thanks for the recommendations Felicia!
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  6. Diana Leigh
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    Ooo! Lots of PNR goodness. TIME THIEF caught my attention.
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