Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Never More

Book: Never More (Gray Court #6)
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Amanda Pierson is on what she thought was a vacation to see her BFF Ruby. Somehow though she is roped into planning a last-minute wedding for Michaela and Robin. No problem, right? Raven Goodfellow has been watching Amanda and knows she is his truebond. Just his luck to find his mate smack dap in the middle of an assassination attempt and being framed for murder. Raven must attempt to hold onto all that is dear to him and explain what's going on to Amanda and attend his father's wedding! 

Review: Best Book Ever!!! I'm not one to pick a favorite in a series until they are all written but I just can help myself because this book is amazing. For me the characters are just perfect! I've always had a thing for Raven since he was introduced in Robin's story. He has a sexy name, he's sweet yet a bad a** at the same time. Plus he has awesome powers and when he clips on the feather to her I mean who wouldn't love that! Amanda is a great character as well, witty, strong an a little devious! I mean the scene when they are eating dinner and turning each other on is the freaking best!!!

I definitely give this 5 out of 5 stars!!!!! 

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Siren's Song

Book: Siren's Song (Gray Court #5)
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: High King Oberon is lost and has no memory of who he is. Cassie knows the truth not only on who he is in general but also who he is to her. She is sent by Shane Dunne to help him restore his memory and keep him out of the Black Courts clutches. When his memory is restored he makes a vow to return to his rightful place with his Queen at his side. After Cassie's life is threatened and Oberon will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. 

Review: My only complaint with this book is that in the formatting of the book and within the chapters there are parts and places that skip from one group of characters to the next group but there is no space or mark to show this move. So at first it was confusing but other than this formatting glitch the story line is excellent! I love Cassie and she makes not only a great Queen but a great true bond for Oberon. Oberon in the other books was so untouchable yet very kingly and in this story he felt more normal and touchable which was great. I just love how amazing this series is and how great each book is! 

I give this a 5 out of 5 stars! 

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Friday, June 26, 2015

The Hob

Book: The Hob (Gray Court #4) 
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Robin Goodfellow never thought he would have a truebond. That is until he traveled to a fairy covention and meets the human Michaela Exton. Michaela has been in love with Robin or "Puck" since she was a little girl but everyone knows he doesn't really exsist. When she meets Ringo her heart starts to flutter, what she doesn't know is that he is actually Robin in disguise. When Lord Raven starts to compete for Michaela, Robin is forced to reveal his true form. Next comes a secret revealed, a kidnapped prince, a death and a miraculous saving!

Review: I love Robin! I mean this series has made me so interested in Puck and Robin I want to go back and read all about him in other literature. I just love this series and all the twists and turns it takes and each character is not and you feel like they are real people that you actually know! I also love the foreshadowing for the next books. Plus I love how Michaela has been in love with "Puck" its perfect!

I give this 5 out of 5 stars!!

Artistic Vision

Book: Artistic Vision (Gray Court #3) 
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Akane Russo is a Blade for Robin and is tasked with keeping Shane Dunne safe from the Malmaynes. She isn't sure though if she can keep herself safe from him! Shane Dunne is a half-breed with the gift to see the future. He knows Akane is meant for him and that it is only a little time before she gives in and accepts her fate. Akane resists until  she is poisoned by Gold and has to mark Shane. Now she isn't sure if she will be able to protect him. 

Review: Shane has to be one of the coolest people ever! I mean not only does he have visions of the future but then he creates these cool statues about his visions. So fun! Plus the banter between Shane and Akane is awesome, I love when he pretends to act like "Jethro" and it is what keep the book fun and makes you laugh! I also love seeing the plot line develop in each book and it keeps you guessing and wondering whats going to happen next, what is the White Court and the Black court up to? There's such a great mix of mystery, hilariousness, sexy scenes and banter to keep the book entertaining no matter how many times you read it.            

I give this 5 out of 5 stars for pure hilariousness!                                                          

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Noble Blood

Book: Noble Blood (Gray Court #2)
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: When Lord Duncan Malmayne meets Moira Dunne for the first time it is love at first sight for both of them. However something is missing and not only do they not complete the Claiming but also go into a mate sickness. What they are missing is the Vampire Jaden Blackthorn who left their lives when Duncan declared his love for Moira. Trouble is brewing though forcing Jaden back and Moira and Duncan must show Jaden how much they need and want him as their own in a tribond. 

Review: Dana Marie Bell does an amazing job of sucking you in and making you fall in love with not only the storyline but also the characters. Where can I find my own Jaden and Duncan? I mean a girl can't really pick and they love their have not only for Moira but also for each other is so heartfelt and warming you can't help but wish for them to work out their differences and be together. I also love the whole plot line and the twist on the Sidhe and Seelie court. This is a a great new series and read! 

I give this 5 out of 5 stars!!! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Dare to Believe

Book: Dare to Believe (Gray Court #1)
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Leo Dunne has been searching for his mate for a long time. He found her working at his company but every time he tries to approach her she runs away. Ruby Halloway has had the hots for her boss for awhile now but does not feel she is in his league. At the staff Halloween party Ruby is forced to be in Leo's presence and he takes full advantage. The next day a family emergency has Leo and Ruby racing to Nebraska where their lives will change forever.

Review: The Halloween scene between Leo and Ruby is Spicy Red Hot!!!! When a book starts off so hot you know its going to be a great read. Ruby is a hilarious character and I love how warm and loving she is to everyone. Plus the bonding words that Leo says are absolutely beautiful and who wouldn't love to hear them! This is a great start to an amazing series! Dana Marie Bell has another great series on her hands! 

I rate this 5 out of 5 stars!                                             

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Not Broken

Book: Not Broken (True Destiny #5) 
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Magnus Grimm and his family were able to save Loki's song Slepnir from Odin. What Magnus did not know is that Slepnir is a horse shifter that has been hiding his human side from everyone including his own father. Slepnir has been watching the God's for centuries and has always been attracted to not only Magnust but also Sylvia the Goddess Sif and Thor's ex-wife. Sylvia no longer wants to follow Odin or Frig but Loki and Baldur are not sure if she is to be trusted. She must not only prove her loyalty but also her love for Magnus and Slade. 

Review: I'm not gonna lie in this story the relationship boundaries in this story push the limit a little. I mean Sylvia is Magnus's ex-Step-Mom which takes time to digest and move past. However the relationship between the three does seem to work and the way they work out their problems is beautiful. I also love the introduction of the new characters an I can't wait to see how their stories play out as well! 

I rate this 5 out of 5 stars.  

Morgan's Fate

Book: Morgan's Fate (True Destiny #4)
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Morgan Grimm has lusted over the fate Skuld for centuries\, never believing he could ever have her. Skylar otherwise known as Skuld,  Norn of the Future has believed herself to be human for many years but in the last few days things have been happening to change her world. What she comes to realize is that she is a Norn but when she tampered with the God's fate her memories were taken from her as were her powers. She and Morgan must fight together not only to save their family but also each other.

Review: This series seems to just get better and better with each book! Dana Marie Bell is on of my favorite authors because not only are he stories amazingly well written and researched but you are dying to know what happens next! The   repertoire with not only the main characters but the other as well is what keeps the storyline fun and interesting for you to be interested in each persons story. I love a series in which not a single book disappoints of you! 

I rate this 5 out of 5 stars!       

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Howl for Me

Book: Howl for Me (True Destiny #3)
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Jeffery Grimm's whole world has been turned upside down. He is now smack dab in the middle of a war between Norse Gods. To help do his part he releases the wolf shifter Fenris. What Jeff doesn't know is that he is Fenris's mate. Fenris has been captured, chained up and tortured by Odin for centuries when he is finally released. The world as he knew it has changed completely with its fantasy toothbrushes, internet and more but the one thing he does know is that Jeff is his!

Review: This book may not be for everyone but I loved it! It's hilarious to see them trying to teach Fenris all about the world now! Things that we completely take for granted and he had to learn  so it was awesome the way Dana Marie Bell incorporated it into the story! It is also so cool to see how the prophesy plays out in the story and you cna't help but root for them to beat Odin. 

I give this 5 out of 5 stars!    

Eye of the Beholder

Book: Eye of the Beholder (True Destiny #2)
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Jamie Grimm has been in love with Travis Yardley-Rudiger for years but always felt like he was out of her league. Travis also known as the God Tyr has been deliberately staying away from Jamie because of her Grandfather who happens to be Odin. However after Jamie is tortured at the hands of her grandfather Travis is no longer willing to hide his feelings and his true self from Jamie. Let the craziness thus begin! 

Review: This is definitely a favorite series of mine and I love all of the characters in the storyline. I especially love Jamie and Travis! Jamie is hilarious and her thought process is so entertaining. It's also so cute to see the way Travis try's to sneak under her radar to fit himself into her life and show how much he really does care. The amount of God drama and romance is also perfect for the book and keeps it interesting and fresh!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!       

Very Much Alive

Book: Very Much Alive (True Destiny #1)
Author: Dana Marie Bell

Summary: Jordan Grey is a human who is living in a Norse god world. Kieran Tate known as the god Baldur and Logan Saeter know as the god Loki want Jordan who is a PI to investigate her step grandfather Oliver Grimm (Odin) for attempted murder. When the two lovers prove that what they are saying is true Jordan decides to help them and from that point her whole life changes. During During the investigation the three start to discover an attraction between each other and explore a 3-way relationship. Will it continue or will the Grimm family stop them from being together. 

Review: What a fund idea that the God's have come and now live and interact with humans. Plus I feel like in most modern stories Loki always gets such a bap rap so its nice to actually see him as the good guy! I love how Dana Marie Bell is so knowledgeable about the Norse God culture and really shows it in this book and it is what makes this read even better! Plus the dynamic between Kieran, Logan and Jordan is sizzling hot! This is definitely a must read series!

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars!!!   

Duncan

Book: Duncan (The Protector Series #3)
Author: Teresa Gabelman 

Summary: Pam Braxton was a fun outgoing social worker until she met Kenny Lawerence. After being abused for months she runs and hides, not only from Kenny but also from her friends and the VC Warriors. Duncan has been searching everywhere for Pam and will do anything to find her. When he does find her he will have to dig deep to find out all the secrets that she has been carrying around. 

Review: Warning this book may make you cry! There are a lot of hard topics in this plot including rape so it may not be for everyone. I do think that Ms. Gabelman handled these topics very well and respectfully. Duncan and Pam are also great characters and the emotions they convey you can feel in your gut and move you! 

I give this 4 out of 5 stars!  

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jared

Book: Jared (The Protector Series #2)
Author: Teresa Gabelman

Summary: Tessa Pride will do anything for her brother. That includes breaking into the VC Warrior's compound to steal a prisoner who had turned her brother into a half-breed vampire. Jared a warrior joins up with the feisty human and her brother to find out who is behind turning a bunch of human teens into half-breeds. They also discover a plot to kill the warriors themselves. Jared and Tessa start to build a relationship and overcome many obsticals, including an ex-fiance, slutty girl vamps and more. 

Review: Tessa is such a great character! She has such a great love and drive to help her brother and you can really see that. Jared is great too and I love the way he works to help Tessa and her situation. Its such a great story and a great read for any one who likes a good vampire romance!

4.5 out of 5 stars. 

Damon

Book: Damon (The Protector Series #1)
Author: Teresa Gabelman

Summary: Vampires are now out in the public due to a popular drug called Crimson Rush that is made from vampire blood. To supply this demand human children are being changed into vampires and now social workers like Nicole Callahan have their hands full trying to protect their charges and themselves. Damon is a VC Warrior that is in charge of training the human social workers to protect themselves. Nicole intrigues him and he can't help but want to protect her. However Damon does not want a relationship with a human woman having been hurt in the past. This though will change when a bounty is put on Nicole. 

Review: Who doesn't love a good vampire book? This is such a great twist on a vampire relationship and there is definitely a ton of drama and suspense to keep you page turning to find out what happens next. I did only give it 4 stars because there seemed to be some plot lines that ended a little too quickly or without a lot of real thought and effort. 

4 out of 5 stars.    

The Season

Book: The Season 
Author: Sarah MacLean 

Summary: Lady Alexandra and her friends are coming out this season. None of them are looking for marriage and in fact are actively avoiding it. Somehow the girls get twisted up in a mysterious plot involving Gavin the Earl of Blackmoor a family friend. Through the adventure a murdered is captured, a secret plot unraveled and a love between two old friends starts to grow and blossom.

Review: I'm a sucker for a good regency story. I mean yes deep down 17 year olds getting married is crazy, but I digress! The tension between Alex and Gavin is amazing and the scene at the ball when he is chaperoning is perfect! This is a great read for people of all ages including teens!

4.5 out of 5 stars. 

My Healer

Book: My Healer (Bewitched and Bewildered #3)
Author: Alanea Alder 

Summary: Rheia Bradley and her adopted daughter Penny to escape quickly to Lycaonia to hide from the invisible rogues. In Lycaonia Rheia meets her wolf shifter mate Colton Albright. Rheia is skeptical at first, not about shifters and vampires and the rest, but about the whole mating thing. With the help of the Alpha team and Penny she begins to accept the true nature of being mates. The two must battle through some rogues, losing their daughter and so much more before they can in the end be happy with each other. 

Review:  Where do I get my own Colton Albright? I mean not only is he sweet, funny and charming but he is also an amazing father, friend and mate! Alanea Alder does an amazing job of balancing humor and seriousness in the story, plus who doesn't love a "how to train your dragon" reference! She keeps you wondering on who is in charge of the invisible rogue's and craving for the next book to come out!

5 out of 5 stars! 

My Protector

Book: My Protector (Bewitched and Bewildered #2)
Author: Alanea Alder

Summary: Gavriel Ambrosios is a Vampire that is so old he has not only forgotten his age, but can't even remember his birthday. He thought fate had forgotten to give him a mate but for the past few weeks he has been dreaming about an accident prone mate. Elizabeth Monroe is a bunny shifter that has just arrived in Lycaonia to find her mate in the middle of his vampiric transition. The two with the help of their friends and family must not only get through this transition but also battle their invisible rogue enemies. 

Review: Another awesome read that I could not put down and I have read so many times and it still engages me. I love the interaction between no only Gavriel and Elizabeth but the other's in the Alpha household! Alanea Alder does a great job of giving each character no matter how minor a role a great and intriguing personality! This is a great and captivating read that has you begging for more!

5 out of 5 stars!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My Commander

Book: My Commander (Bewitched and Bewildered Book 1) 
Author: Alanea Alder

Summary: Aidan McKenzie's mother is ready for some grandchildren so she has the Elder witch cast a spell not only on her songs, but on all of the warriors in Lycaonia to find their mates. Fate then sends Meryn Evans a quirky computer wielding human to mate with the Bear shifting commander Aidan. The first 24 hours of their meeting leads to lots of yelling, kicking, screaming and one unconscious bear. Somehow through the crazy the two discover that together they can work to change their future better. Along the way they gain help from a invisible prite, a wise human store owner, a squire with mysterious powers and the other Alpha team members. 

Review: Somehow I just stumble onto this book and the Bewitched and Bewildered series and can I say I am so thankful that I did. IT IS AMAZING!!!!!! Two thumbs way up for how much I love it. Meryn is freaking hilarious and engaging and who doesn't love Doctor Who references! I was literally laughing the whole entire time I read this story because not only was the relationship between Aidan and Meryn hilarious but so were all the other relationships in the story even the minor ones. When I finished this book I had to read the next one that same moment because I wanted to know who found their mate next! I recommend this to everyone who loves a great story!

5 out of 5 stars!!! (If I could give more stars I totally would) 

The GIft

Book: The Gift (Crown's Spies Book 3) 
Author: Julie Garwood

Summary: At 14 and 4, Nathan and Sara were married by the King to stop the feud between their two families. Years later Sara is still waiting for Nathan to come and claim her as his wife and save her from her family. Nathan over the years has been sailing the seas and couldn't be bothered with wife. However now he is need of the money he would gain from an heir and sets off to get his wife. This than leads to a kidnapping, a crazy trip on the sea, a pirate attack and a growing love between two people. 

Review: I wish I could join this family! Nathan is so head strong and funny in a quiet way! My favorite part is when he constantly says "damn it Sara" and you can feel the real emotion behind why he is always saying it! Even though he is very unromantic and anti love in the beginning of the story through out the plot he changes and starts to really express his feelings. The ball scene when he professed his love to Sara is one of the sweetest things ever! Julie Garwood does such an amazing job of creating characters that are so engaging and entertaining that you do not want to put the book down. You really experience the emotions with the characters and that is what makes her such an amazing author. 

5 out of 5 stars!!! :)