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Feb 6, 2015

Blog Tour/Giveaway! The Lover's Promise by J.C. Reed

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The Lover's Promise
Author: J.C. Reed
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26th, 2015
Length: 300 pages

Book Description:

Meeting Jett was like lighting a match. Dangerous. Scorching. And better left untouched. In his game, some secrets can be deadly.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one thing. She has to stay away from the one man who betrayed her. He fooled her once, and she won’t let it happen again. When her loans are settled by the very man who’s a murder suspect, little choice does she have than to confront him and risk falling for him again.

Dangerously sexy and arrogant millionaire Jett Mayfield knows his secrets destroy trust. However, when they serve to protect the woman he loves, he has no intention of risking Brooke’s life. When Brooke seeks him to get an explanation, little does he know that there’s something worse that threatens to destroy their lives. Soon there’s only one choice: break or get broken. When everything is spiraling out of control, will his promise keep her by his side…or will he lose her forever?

A man who will never forget her
A woman who can’t trust him
Both are on the run
2 Lives. 2 Destinies.
One Promise
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Feb 5, 2015

The Lover's Promise by J.C. Reed

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The Lover's Promise
Author: J.C. Reed
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26th, 2015
Length: 300 pages

Book Description:

Meeting Jett was like lighting a match. Dangerous. Scorching. And better left untouched. In his game, some secrets can be deadly.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one thing. She has to stay away from the one man who betrayed her. He fooled her once, and she won’t let it happen again. When her loans are settled by the very man who’s a murder suspect, little choice does she have than to confront him and risk falling for him again.

Dangerously sexy and arrogant millionaire Jett Mayfield knows his secrets destroy trust. However, when they serve to protect the woman he loves, he has no intention of risking Brooke’s life. When Brooke seeks him to get an explanation, little does he know that there’s something worse that threatens to destroy their lives. Soon there’s only one choice: break or get broken. When everything is spiraling out of control, will his promise keep her by his side…or will he lose her forever?

A man who will never forget her
A woman who can’t trust him
Both are on the run
2 Lives. 2 Destinies.
One Promise
Connect with Author
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 My Thoughts

 Can you ever forgive a betrayal?

In the continuation of Brooke and Jett's story we are once again thrown for a loop by the dangerous consequences of Jett's life. Has he gone too far this time though? I can't get enough of these two and finding out more about Jett's life and seeing where Brooke takes hers was one heck of a ride. 

I didn't think things could get any better or worse with these two, but boy was I wrong. I was not happy that they were separated, but I did enjoy seeing them grow as a couple and learn to trust one another more. They both still have a long way to go when learning how to be in a relationship and to trust others, but their makeups were definitely worth it. 

Fans of Brooke and Jett will not want to miss out on this latest development on their journey to love. 


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Jan 22, 2015

The Fire Wish by Amber Lough

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Title: The Fire Wish
Author: Amber Lough
Publisher: Random House
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 5 Stars


Synopsis:

A jinni. A princess. And the wish that changes everything. . . . Beautifully written and accessible fantasy for fans of Tamora Pierce, Rachel Hartman, and Laini Taylor.

In this romantic and evocative fantasy, Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad—which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form—as each other. A jinni and a human, trading lives. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered—enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.

My Thoughts


This is a beautiful tale about love and learning that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Magical settings and a unique cast of characters made this a truly unforgettable story. I only wish it was much longer than it was. The premise itself was very unique. There are not many stories with a jinni as a main character are hard to come by and the author really fleshed out this character and made her relatable and more human.

Najwa is a jinni and a spy so there isn't much that surprises her except for the wish that one human named Zaylee makes her grant. I loved Najwa she was brilliant and seeing her try to pretend to be human was so much fun. The best aspect was seeing how these two learned about each others culture and came to understand each other better in the process.

Zaylee is a sweet girl who got stuck in a terrible situation. She was desperate, but at times it was hard to tell whether or not she didn't jump out of the frying pan and into the fire when she decided to trade places with Najwa. Pretending to be a jinni with no real magical powers is one tough feat.

There was most definitely some romance going on in this story as well. My personal favorite was Najwa and Kamal as they were too sweet and perfect for each other. I liked that although there was a good dose of it the romance didn't take over the whole story.

This is a magical read that any fantasy fan will not want to miss!
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Jan 21, 2015

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

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Title: Midnight Thief
Author: Livia Blackburne
Publisher: Disney Book Group

Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4 Stars


Synopsis:

 Growing up on Forge's streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that's not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she's not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he is persistent-and darkly attractive-and Kyra can't quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by the Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival-and vengeance-might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra's past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner-and danger is a way of life.



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 My Thoughts

 Two very different people with one dangerous goal.

The setting was exciting and mysterious starting out on the streets of a society filled with secrets, danger, and one cheeky girl who is navigating it all. This was a fast paced story filled with a whole lot of action and a good sprinkling of mystery to top it off.

Kyra is a no nonsense kind of girl. She grew up having to be tough and its taken its toll. She does what she has to in order to survive, but still helps those in need whenever possible. I liked her gutsy attitude and the her confidence in her abilities. Kyra was such a fun character to get to know and I didn't want her story to end.

Tristam was a mystery in the beginning, but the more we learned about him the more it was obvious that he and Kyra were very much alike. He was devious, but would do whatever it took to protect his friends. He was not very trustful, but getting to see these two learn to appreciate and trust one another was an adventure all in itself.

For those looking for a thrilling action packed story this is the story for you!
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Nov 3, 2014

Cursed by Evangeline Anderson

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Cursed: Brides of the Kindred 13Title: Cursed
Author: Evangeline Anderson
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: ARC 


Synopsis:

This is a plus length novel--over 153,000 words long. 
Commander Stavros Rii of the Kindred is a Sin Eater--thick black lines cover his back and neck causing him to feel the pain of others. It is a curse that threatens to shorten his life and makes him unable to bond with a female--not that he's ever found one he wants to bond with. Until he meets Charlie. 

Charlie Sayers is an agent with the Earth Protection Bureau-- and anti Kindred agency dedicated to ridding the world of the big aliens. Charlie joined the EPB out of a sense of patriotism but she has her own reasons to hate the Kindred. 

But she has bigger problems than the Kindred at the moment--the Enhanced Ones have come to Earth and they're planning to take over the planet, enslave the inhabitants and strip them of all emotion. Charlie can't have that so she agrees to go undercover with Stavros to find the Heart of Love--an artifact which can destroy their mutual enemy forever. 

On their dangerous and difficult mission, Charlie learns that going undercover with your worst enemy can rapidly turn him into your best friend...or your lover. Can she hold on to her beliefs and stay true to herself, or will she lose her heart to Stavros? And even if she gives in to desire, will Stav be able to bond her to him? 
Or are they Cursed to be apart forever? 

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My Thoughts

Cursed in love!

Fast paced adventure and steamy romance make this a wonderful new addition to the Brides of Kindred series. Filled with non stop action and a thrilling mystery, you wont want to miss Stavros and Charlie's story. Finally a kindred with long hair and tattoos to drool over!

I was also really excited to see more of the girls lives and Kat especially. I hope to continue to learn more about Shadow and the twins in further books.

Charlie is a take no prisoners kinda gal and teaming up with her sworn enemy is probably one of the toughest jobs she has ever had to do. I really liked this girl and her attitude, although her stubbornness with Stavros can be a bit frustrating. She is a wonderfully kind and loyal woman, but because of her past has made Stavros and those like him her enemy. The goddess works in strange ways, however, and I had a great time watching her fall hopelessly for Stavros.

Stavros is cursed, but unlike most he does no let this stop him from living life. On the contrary this makes him more determined than ever to do what he can while he can. To make the world better for everyone and make the most of his life on earth is his ultimate goal. I really respected his bravery and determination. It takes a brave man to overcome their fear and push, especially with such a crippling ability. He was just as stubborn as Charlie in the romance department, but even he cannot deny the sparks flying between them.

The romance as always was one of the best yet and was nicely paced. I love the buildup between these two and it makes it that much better when they finally come together. I also love how the world building in this series become more and more complex and interesting. There is always something new to discover in the world of the Kindred.

How can love prevail when you life has been Cursed? Read the newest book in the Kindred series to find out!
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