Thursday, February 14, 2013

Protector a novella by Nancy Northcott

Protector (The Protectors, #1.5)Protector by Nancy Northcott

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Protector is a well written novella that will satisfy the romantic cravings for fans of The Protector series.

The novella features the relationship between Josh, a helicopter pilot, and Edie, a firefighter on a Hotshot team.

This was a fast and fun read, that's reminiscent of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed

Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed: (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty)Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed: by Jeremy Greenberg

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Silly and sweet, Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed satisfies the need to laugh at the wee beasties we live with.

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I for one am looking forward to my letter from my cat, Bluebell, who has a tendency to treat my fingers like hot dogs, or at least small cocktail wieners.

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D'Lacey Brings Us The End of Days

Black Feathers (Black Dawn, #1)Black Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"When the final days come, it was said that Satan walked the Earth in the guise of a crow. Those who feared him called him Scarecrow or sometimes Black Jack. I know him as the Crowman."

Black Feathers is a modern fable in which Gordon Black's birth, signals an end to our modern way of life.

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Black Feathers begins at the end. In an attempt to save herself, the earth is in upheaval, ridding herself of a great swathe of humanity, "like a dog shaking off fleas." There are fires, floods, and earthquakes. Solar flares ravage satellites. Illness and disease consume city after city.

In this time, there is great prophesy. The Crowman will come. Some, like The Ward, say he is Satan. Others, believe he is sent to save humanity, and bring about a new, bright day. A singular idea that both sides can agree upon is that the Crowman brings the Black Dawn.

And here lies one of the most thoughtful aspects of Black Feathers. Is the Crowman good or evil? Gordon and the young seer, Megan are inexplicably tied to the Crowman, so we wonder, how will this end? What we know of the Crowman is terrifying, which is saying a lot when the earth is taking her last breath, and there's treachery at each turn.

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There's so much to be had in this book. The prose is stunning. D'Lacey imagery is complete without being overwhelming. The unique plot is well-paced, and populated with believable characters.

D'Lacey has crafted a novel about the dark terrors that stalk us when night comes. Black Feathers equal part nightmare and fairy tale fable.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love Unscripted

Love Unscripted (Love, #1)Love Unscripted by Tina Reber

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

If wasting paper was a crime, Tina Reber would be sentenced to life.

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The 680 page monstrosity that is Love Unscripted and is BOOK #1 in a F-ing TRILOGY, is about Taryn Mitchell, who at 26 is the own of Mitchell's Pub in the town of Seaport, Rhode Island. Seaport is the filming location of the Seaside movie franchise staring Ryan Christensen, hot actor extraordinaire.

Like all the Georges and Channings our there, Ryan is terrorized by fan girls and paparazzi. And so, on one fateful day, Taryn opens her pub and in comes the hunted Mr. Christensen. This is where our story begins.

This story is utterly enjoyable for about 150 pages. It's happy and frisky, but after that, it goes on repeat with a few interesting bits thrown in for good measure.

So what's wrong with Ryan and Taryn?

Ryan can't trust anyone because HOLLYWOOD! The only women Ryan seems to find are super slutty sluts from Whore Island, or gold diggers/publicity whores.

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Taryn was cheated on by her ex-fiance, Thomas. Boom. Done. Trust I feel for Taryn, because she's the first person who has ever been cheated on. It's hard.

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If you can stomach an okay romance between two pretty people who can't get on the same page, and the overuse of words like, "passionately, and giggled," by all means, read this book. Hell, read all three. Please recycle.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Spellbinding: A Sleeping Potion

SpellbindingSpellbinding by Maya Gold

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

It's witchy time! So lets light some candles, then fall asleep, ya'll!

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This is one of those books you have such high hopes for. Fun cover, good title, and then blah.

Abby's character is uber predictable and just immature. Her voice smacks of a girl of 12 rather than 16 or 17 years old. I expect a certain level of immaturity from my YA characters, but not to the point where I want to smack them.

There's really nothing happening in this book. The romance is lack-luster, the magic is predictable, and the ending was a cop-out. Spellbinding fails to conjure the magic.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

S.E.C.R.E.T.: The Hottest 10 Step Program EVER

S.E.C.R.E.T.S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cassie has some self-esteem issues. The only man who she's ever slept with, her worthless husband, is dead. She's a 35 year old waitress who's given up on life and love until a customer drops her diary and Cassie totes reads it!

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And she's shocked! The diary is totally naughty town!

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Enter S.E.C.R.E.T., which is like a slutty support group. It's basically and 10 step plan for chicks like Cassie to get their grove back. Yes, ladies. That means 10 different fantasies, played out by 10 beautiful, and willing men.

Did I like this book?

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Indeed, I did.

There were some sections of the book where I was all...

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And others parts, where I was like...

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Slowly, through the hottest therapy EVER, Cassie starts to come out of her shell.

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My only complaint was the focus on age. Yes, I know 35 is not old, but Adeline keeps pressing it to the point I was applying Retinal while reading. S.E.C.R.E.T. was sort of making me self-conscious!

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Still, it was pretty yummy. No regrets! I'd do it read it again.

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