Monthly Archives: May 2015

Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers Book 1) by Rebecca Zanetti

About the Book:

This is the first book in Rebecca’s Realm Enforcers Series. If you like paranormal romance, then definitely pick up this book.

“Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.

Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…”

 My Five Star Review:

This series is going to be amazing!!!!! I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader copy.  Wicked Ride will be released on June 23, 2015.

This was an amazing first book in the spin off series Dark Protectors by Rebecca. The writing is spectacular, the story is well defined and the characters of course keep you engaged the entire book. I would recommend reading the Dark Protector series before you read this one.  Many of your favorites from that series show up in this one.  The King Dage, Garrett (Talen’s son), Garrett’s friend Logan (Zane’s brother) and even a visit from a Mother.  Also, there is background information in the DP series that would be very helpful to know when reading this one.

Wicked Ride is Kellach and Alexandra’s story. We first meet Kell, a witch, in the Dark Protector series. He is an enforcer and protector of the Coven Nine (as you can probable guess they are a coven of witches). He is sent to Seattle on a case and runs right into little human warrior Cop Alexandra. They butt heads quite a bit, in this action packed book and of course fall for each other.

In true Rebecca style, she leaves you with wanting more story and more characters at the end of this book. I very much look forward to the next book in this series Wicked Edge releasing on November 10, 2015.

Find Rebecca here:

https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaZanetti.Author.FanPage?fref=nf

Pre-order link here:

http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Ride-Realm-Enforcers-Book-ebook/dp/B00ONTR7I2

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

About the Book:

This is a Contemporary Romance written in the first person.

“When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.”

My Four Star Review:

I’m not a big fan of first person writing because I always feel like I’m missing out on the other characters point of view but Colleen is definitely changing my mind.  There are two main characters, Tate and Miles, and each alternating chapter is written from their point of view.  This book has intrigue, suspense and a few tears to go along with it.  At one point I wanted to smack Miles in the head but in the next second you just want to pull him into your arms and hug him.  To me, this book is Miles emotional, tortured journey and you just know it has to end with something amazing.

At the very beginning of the book Tate arrives at her brother’s apartment to find a very drunk man sitting in front of the door.  When Tate’s brother Corbin (also a pilot) says, “I kind of need you to do me a huge favor.” I was hooked and could not put the book down. Like many of Colleen’s books, the characters are in their early to middle 20’s and experiencing the “struggles” associated with life. This book is a fast easy read and definitely worth your time.

If you are a book movie person, you will be happy to know Ugly Love the Movie will be coming out in 2016.  Link to Movie teaser is below.

Find Colleen Hoover here:

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorColleenHoover?fref=ts

Amazon Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Ugly-Love-Novel-Colleen-Hoover-ebook/dp/B00HB62MC0/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1432825132&sr=8-1&keywords=Ugly+Love

Marshal of Hel Dorado (Fevered Hearts) by Heather Long

About the Book:

This is the first book in Heather’s Fevered Hearts series.  To me it’s a Historical Western Romance with a little paranormal thrown in.

“In the shadows of the Old West, that untamed land, live bands of outlaws and outsiders. In a time when fevers could fell whole towns, these few survivors are marked. Marked…and forever changed.
Sam Kane is the oldest brother, the steadfast son and the confident marshal. He’s never met a problem too hot to handle until a gang behind a string of robberies across the territory set their sights on his town. Now with the bank’s gold inexplicably missing from a locked safe, the town hunting the elusive thieves and a passionate redhead with a fiery secret in his jail, Sam has his hands full.
Scarlett Morning Star lived in seclusion in the mountains of West Texas most of her life. She longs for adventure, but with seven very protective older brothers, adventure is hard to come by. When she tags along uninvited on their latest escapade, she is left behind during a bank robbery and finds herself in the custody of the very sexy town marshal.
The town wants to lynch her, the Marshal wants answers and her brothers want her back, can Scarlett keep it together or will her explosive secret burn them all?
Her life. His badge. Their fight.”

My Five Star Review:

From the very first chapter, I was drawn in hook, line and sinker.  Marshal Sam Kane is a take-charge don’t-mess-with-my-town kind of guy but then in walks, or I should say rides, fiery red haired Scarlett Morning Star.  The story around these two main characters and several secondary characters is brilliant, creative, emotional and adventurous.  It amazes me how an author’s mind can create such an engaging world.   As with a typical romance novel, there is a happily ever after but it’s not without some serious twists, turns and secrets.  This is the kind of book you can’t put down.  Each turn of the page makes you want to read faster so you can find out what’s around the next corner.

You MUST read this series in order.  Each book “ends” (and it’s in quotes because it doesn’t really end) for the main couple but the story keeps on moving forward throughout each book.  Main characters and secondary characters make a wonderful reappearance and new characters are introduced.  Take my word for it, you will ABSOLUTELY love this series!!!

Reading order:

Marshal of Hel Dorado (Book 1)

Brave are the Lonely (Book 2)

Micah and Mr. Miller (Book 3)

A Fistful of Dreams (Book 4)

Raising Kane (Book 5)

Wanted Fevered or Alive (Book 6)

Wild and Fevered (Book 6.5)

The Quick and the Fevered (Book 7)

Book 8 – Coming Soon.

Find Heather Here:  https://www.facebook.com/HeatherLongAuthor?fref=ts  

http://www.amazon.com/Marshal-Hel-Dorado-Fevered-Hearts-ebook/dp/B005UQH6Z6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1-fkmr0&qid=1432312226

The Edge of Never/Always by J.A Redmerski

About the Book:

This is a New Adult book, written in first person, intended for readers 17+.  It has a beautiful sex scene and some language that may not be appropriate for children under 17.  (This is per the author.) This is also the first book in a two book series.  You might as well just pick up The Edge of Always when you get this one.  You’re definitely going to want to see how it ends.

“Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.
Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.
With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.
But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?”

My Five Star Review:

This was a full length book but a very easy and fast read.  Camryn drew me in from the very beginning and as soon as I met Andrew, I was completely hooked.  It was one of those books I could not put down and completely ignored my kids forcing them to fend for themselves.  The description above pretty much gives you the idea of the story and I don’t want to give out any spoilers but I will say these two kids go on an adventure I believe “saved” them both.

We all have a time in our lives where we have no idea what we want, who we want to be or even how to get what we want or deal with the struggles in our lives.  These two characters went on an emotional journey and come out the other end stronger than ever and completely in love.  They’re two souls absolutely meant to be together.  I hope you enjoy their journey as much as I did.  Don’t forget to pick up the book The Edge of Always to read the end of their story.

https://www.facebook.com/J.A.Redmerski?fref=ts

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BL3P5E6/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Find the Joy in Reading

When I was a kid, in elementary school, I had a really hard time learning to read and because of that, I HATED reading.  I got some extra reading comprehension help, worked on reading out loud, (don’t all kids just love reading out loud) worked on my spelling and eventually I could read enough to “get by.”  (My spelling?  Let’s not even talk about that.  To this day it still sucks.  Thank the Lord above for creating a human with the ability to develop spell check and auto correct.)  Back to the story:  My Mom was amazing!  She sat at the kitchen table with me each night whiling I struggled to get all my homework done.  She never once made me feel like I was lacking and told me to just keep working at it.  But of course I thought I was stupid and I would never get it.   My Mom would say, “Janis, When you get older you will see there are some very stupid people in the world and you are not one of them.”  Mom, You were so damn right!!!

As I got into high school, my reading ability was okay but I still absolutely HATED to read.  I wrote five book reports my entire high school career.  I would hand them in each year and pray my English teacher from the year before didn’t tell my current one I already did a report on that book.  College was, well you know, academic reading.  Not fun, not interesting but I read what I needed to read, wrote the reports I needed to write just to get the hell out of there.

Spring forward about 10 years and my daughter was born.  Me, the person who hated to read bought every Doctor Seuss book I could find and read to my infant daughter every night.  I will say I was not looking to venture out of the Seuss realm but my dear little sister keep bugging me with those books called Twilight.  (Stop rolling your eyes.  I know what you’re thinking so just stop.)  She said, “you’ll love them … they’re right up your alley … go check them out.”  I completely ignored her until finally deciding to just read the damn book to shut her up.  Boom …. It was like a light bulb went on.  I absolutely loved the first book and couldn’t wait to get the others so I could see how the story ended.  When I was done, my sister started in on my again and said, “okay, I’ve got another book for you to read but I’ll warn you there are a lot of them in this series.”  JD Robb’s In Death series was my next adventure and to this day I wait, not very patiently, for the next book to be released.

It took me a long time to Find the Joy in Reading but eventually I did.  Fourteen years since my daughters birth and I’m proud to say I am well over 100 books a year reader.  I’ve come a long way from my five books over my four years of high school.  For me reading is now a way to relieve stress and to get away from reality for just a little while by falling into a world some very amazing author created.  So if you’re like I was and you hate reading, don’t give up on it.  Keep looking for that one book that keeps your attention and drags you back for more.  It’s out there and all you have to do is find it.

Keep Reading,

Janis