Friday, October 9, 2015

Review of Here They Lie by D.K. Burrow

Here They Lie by D’Ann Burrow 
(The Bloodstone Legacy #1) 
Publication date: October 5th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Southern Gothic

One town.
Three families.
A secret that refuses to stay buried.
Now the deadly legacy passes to a new generation.

After her aunt's untimely death, Reese Everett is summoned to Devil's Vale, Georgia. Colton Waters is returning home for an entirely different reason. Their lives soon become entangled as a generations-old secret comes to light.

Winner of the 2014 YARWA Rosemary Award for Excellence in New Adult Fiction.


The book was mysterious right from the start. In the beginning, the spookiness starts with a stalled vehicle surrounded by an eerie setting. Then, Reese finds out what she's really in for. It wasn't going to be a quick visit. The dual POV from Colton and Reese made the book more interesting.
The book really got good once the ghosts became involved.The scene at Reese's aunts shop grabbed my interest and kept me interested. Between that and the budding friendship of Reese and Colton's sister, I found myself wanting to solve the bevy of mysteries.

The one thing that dissapointed me, was the lack of romance. There was good chemistry going on between Colton and Reese. However, it wasn't advancing very far. It kind of frustrated me. I craved a little more from the couple.

Then there was the ball. It really opened the story up and finally, we got some resolution. I was sad the end came so quickly after that, but it's understanding. This book was really setting up the plot for the sequel. 
Overall, this book had a good mystery. This story gets four glittery stars for it's interesting plot.

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About the Author:

D’Ann Burrow once told her preschool teacher she wanted to be a witch when she grew up. That simple comment signaled the start of a life-long fondness of things that go bump in the night. As she grew older, she could most often be found with her nose buried in a book, and she was especially fond of the Nancy Drew series as well as anything by Christopher Pike or Stephen King.  Occasionally she’d take a trip to the world of the classics where The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Little Princess reigned among her favorites.  She’s lost count of the times she’s read Little Women.

Today, D’Ann enjoys the world of Supernatural, stories about guys with fangs, and she’s seldom met a disaster film she hasn’t liked.  When she grows up, she’d like to work at the Haunted Mansion. Until then, watching Ghost Hunters will have to count as research.

D’Ann writes about secrets people keep.  Even the bravest heroine or a guy with a heart of gold has a few skeletons in the closet they’d rather not share with the world. When those secrets get out, things get interesting.

A Texas native, she knows making great guacamole is an art form. As a theater mom, she’ll happily chat about Broadway musicals by the hour.  Molly and Lizzie, the family furry ones, are frequent stars of her Instagram account.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Top Ten Thursdays- Paranormal Series I've Yet to Finish

I completed the September Sequel challenge last month. I managed to read 20 sequels!
In that spirit, I realize there are quite a few series that have been put aside.
Here are the top ten series that I've yet to finish (Paranormal Edition).

1. The Dark Divine series by Bree Despain

2. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

3. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

4. Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

5. Greywalker by Kat Richardson

6. Castor Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

7. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

8. Gwen Sparks by Stephanie Nelson

9. Vamp Chronicles by Christin Lovell

10. Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #14- Shelly Crane

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m waiting on:

The Other Side of Gravity!!!! Shelly Crane has a new book coming out!!! There is no set release date, but it will be soon. I'm hoping this month. It's so different from her other books. That only makes me want to read it more!

Book:  The Other Side of Gravity

Author:   Shelly Crane

Release Date:  Soon!

My name is Maxton and I’m a trader.

I live on a soulless planet where gravity, oxygen, and everything else are sold to the highest bidder on the black market. People are sold on the black market, too. You have to work really hard not to become one of those people. Pay your taxes, keep your friends and family close, and more than anything else—don’t get caught by the Militia. But all the rules changed for me the day I found her.

My name is Sophelia and I’m a stowaway.

I’ve been a slave for almost as long as I can remember. Waiting for the one day, one second, for my proprietor to turn his head so I could run and never look back. Now I'm on the run. And on a planet where no one is on your side and people would turn you in for a good meal or a piece of a silver, being on the run on Landu is the last place you want to be. Until he found me.

I won't survive without him.

I can't breathe without her.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Review of Courted by Jennifer Chance

Fans of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries will enjoy COURTED, a New Adult Contemporary Romance with a modern royals flair, about a young woman about to give up on her dreams … and the prince whose dreams she could help make come true.

Title: Courted
Author: Jennifer Chance
Publisher: Elewyn Publishing
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Series: Gowns & Crowns #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Length: 222 Pages

ISBN: 9781943768042

"An awesomely fun, modern day fairy tale!” – Lori Foster, NYT bestselling author

Aspiring concert violist Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews is torn between her love of family and her love of music. A year ago, she deferred entering a prestigious graduate program to help her parents recover from a devastating accident. Now the deferment is expiring, but her parents still need her. Worse, every time she plays her audition piece, she mangles it. Is it too late to be the musician she'd always dreamed of? Should she even try?

Determined to get clarity, Emmaline accepts a friend's offer for a whirlwind European vacation. First Stop: a real live fantasy kingdom—the perfect place to sort wishes from reality.

Prince Kristos Andris was a respected captain in his nation’s military… Was. In the wake of the tragic death of his elder brother, he's managed to avoid his duties as the new Crown Prince of Garronia for months. But now he must accept his responsibilities and leave his troops behind. Outraged at the restrictions of his new royal position, he'll do anything for one last adventure. So when opportunity suddenly lands in his arms in the form of a dreamy-eyed American girl, he embraces it (and her) for all he's worth. What's the harm in a quick fling, after all? It won’t change what he knows he must do…

Only this is Garronia in the summertime, where passion has a way of ruining even the most sensible of plans.


Words. Hmm. That may be a problem . . . because I'm speechless!!! This book was soooo much better than I had even hoped!

I've always been a sucker for a good fairytale, but most of the time, they are overdone concepts that come off as redundant. THIS . . . managed to pull it off!

The characters! Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews was perfectly crafted and had such a unique personality. I couldn't help but adore her! AND, she wasn't even klutzy, like most are portrayed. Aside from the first significant scene (that she still didn't act like the damsel in distress, either), she held herself in a way that wasn't the quivering damsel in distress, cowering in front of royalty.

Of course, Kristos!!! Yummy sex on a stick! He wasn't the typical spoiled royal prince. He was all man, had pride, and was respected for his service to his country in totally different ways. I can't give it all away, but wow! Kristos made one hell of a sexy prince.

Even the supporting characters were quirky in their own way. The author made them interesting and I like that some of them shift to main characters in subsequent books in this series. My curiosity is piqued for future books! I can't wait for the next book: Captured! It's not out until January, but I am looking forward to it!!!

Overall, this was a must read story for anyone that enjoys a fun, frothy, adventure wrapped up in a sexy, steamy, romance. I am definitely a new fan, and I have to give this modern fairytale five glittery stars for capturing my heart!

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Other books coming soon in the Crowns and Gowns series:

Captured (Book 2) by Jennifer Chance- January 5, 2016
Claimed (Book 3) by Jennifer Chance- March 22, 2016
Crowned (Book 4) by Jennifer Chance- June 7, 2016

About the author:

I come by romance honestly, having spent several years writing adult romance and entering romance contests through Romance Writers of America–including finaling twice in the prestigious Golden Heart contest and winning once. But despite these and other contest wins, my first published novel came not in adult romance, but as a writer of YA historical fiction (you can read all about my Elizabethan spy girls stories, the Maids of Honor, here.)
Still, despite my love of Elizabethan spies, I could never quite give up those super Alpha contemporary romance heroes. So, in the summer of 2013, I decided to see if perhaps I might still have a romance or two up my sleeve.
I wrote a tale about a girl whose biggest high-school and college crush–a rock star–suddenly becomes her biggest client, only now she has to be professional and not betray the fact that she’s completely in love with the guy. It was a fun, sexy, romantic fantasy, and I suggested the idea to my agent… who asked what other ideas I had in addition to this story. Shortly after, the Rule Breakers series was born.
To separate these books from my historical work, I adopted the name Jennifer Chance. I am now pursuing my dreams (pretty much round the clock as it turns out) and am THRILLED to be able to have four e-books coming out in 2014 and early 2015, all with Random House LoveSwept’s New Adult romance line.
As to what will happen from here, who knows? But as long as there is a story to be written and an HEA to be had, I’ll be the one over in the corner, tapping away on my keyboard.

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