Friday, January 30, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #123


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Cover reveal for Lion's Share by Rachel Vincent (Spinoff series)






Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent
(Wildcats #1)
Publication date: February 23rd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal


Synopsis:

Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.
Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate.
Jace Hammond has a big problem.
A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title.
As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has on his twice-shy heart.





AUTHOR BIO:

Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series for adults, as well as the Soul Screamers series for teens.

Rachel's next young adult book is THE STARS NEVER RISE, coming from Delacorte in June of 2015, and her new series for adults will debut with MENAGERIE, coming from Mira books in the fall of 2015

Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who's been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy--but social media is a close second.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #17



Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.  This meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Book: Dark Debt (A Chicagoland Vampires Novel)

Author: Chloe Neill

Release Date: March 3, 2015





Between standing Sentinel of Cadogan house and making society appearances with House Master Ethan Sullivan, a new member of the American Association of Vampires, Merit has her hands full. The last thing she needs is trouble, especially of the deadly kind.

But when an old friend shows up in need, Merit can’t refuse. Morgan Greer, Master of House Navarre, has gotten himself into serious debt with a dangerous Chicago crime syndicate known as the Triad. And they’re willing to exact more than a pound of flesh for payback—unless Merit can find a way to stop them.

Only the Triad’s connections go deeper than Merit knows, and even one wrong move could be her last…




Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Series of the Week #16




Ava Paskell is not your normal young woman. She's twice as strong as girls her age and she has a problem controlling her emotions. When her dad insists they spend the summer together in a small, strange Canadian town, she knows her life is about to change. But one of the biggest life changing moments is meeting Cyrus Carlston. The powerful bond they share from the very beginning scares her as much as it thrills her. As her life is put in danger and she gets closer an closer to the truth, one thing is clear, Ava's dreams are about to become her reality.





Ava Paskell has finally embraced her new life as a werewolf. Especially since that life includes Cyrus Carlston, her mate. Being in love is the best feeling in the world and she wants her dad, Harry to be as happy as she is. So when Perry and Cole Jansen, a brother and sister on the run turn up in town, she'll do anything to see her father and Perry together. Even if that means going up against Perry's mate, Braxton Mayhew and all of his hybrids. In a town like Paskell, nothing is ever easy though and what seems perfect at first can turn into the worst nightmare imaginable.





Ava has escaped from Paskell, but when she meets her new little brother Finn, their connection is unbreakable. So when he's taken by an unknown kidnapper, she has a choice: Stay safe, or go home. Being a werewolf has some advantages, but nothing can protect her heart from seeing Cyrus again. Will revenge destroy her family, or bring her back full circle.




Against her better judgement, Ava returns to the town of Paskell to marry Cyrus. But upon their return, Cole's heartbreak threatens to tear them apart. Cole refuses to let Ava go without giving him a chance but Cyrus will do anything to protect his mate and the only woman he's ever loved. Ava's father has good intentions but ends up throwing her whole life into havoc. Will Ava's life remain tied to Cyrus or will Cole finally win her heart?



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review of How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck


Prince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever.

Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder if for no other reason, to distract herself from her dissolving family. But when she is confronted with the past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense of her future.

Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his shoulder at what could ve been.

But when a notice arrives in the mail requiring his and his wife s appearance before the courts to dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might really lose her forever."

 

Expected publication: February 24th 2015



Review:

The first two books in this series were fantastic. The concept of the books aren't extremely original, but Hauck's writing is great. Her books remind me of Hallmark romance movies. They are slow going, but usually end with with a conclusion to the story wrapped up in a pretty bow. Oh, and there are a few kisses sprinkled in.

This book was harder for me to sing my praises for. The things that I don't like to get into are politics and religion. The books are apparently labeled Christian Romance, but the first two weren't that religious. This installment was almost 100% religious. 

The concept of this particular story was well crafted and dealt with tragic issues, while keeping the readers engaged and not depressed. Overall, it's a great romantic read. This third book just wasn't what I expected and didn't fit my reading interests.

I'm giving this book 3 glittery stars for a good storyline, but again, it didn't suit me. If you are into inspirational Christian Romance, then this is a good pick.



 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Stacking the shelves #121- serious book addiction


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews, that features books I've received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. 




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