Saturday, October 30, 2010

Review: "Blood Trinity" by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

"Blood Trinity"
by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 519
Published: October 2010 by Pocket
Author's Website:
Source: From Dianna Love in exchange for a honest review.

Goodreads Blurb:
Atlanta has become the battlefield between human and demon. All her life, Evalle has walked the line between the two. Her origins unknown, she’s on a quest to learn more about her past and her future.

But when a demon claims a human and there’s no one else to blame, Evalle comes under fire. It’s no longer a question of learning about herself, it’s a question of survival. Through the underground of an alternate Atlanta where nothing is as it seems to the battleground of where her VIPER allies have become the force that is now hunting her, Evalle must prove her innocence or pay the ultimate price.

But proving her innocence is the least of her problems if she doesn’t stop the coming apocalypse. The clock is ticking and it’s about to become a lot hotter in Atlanta.

My Review:
Blood Trinity is the first book in the new Belador series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love. I was very excited about starting this book. The Belador series is about several new species never heard of before making the series totoally original.
Evalle, the main character, is a mix of two powerful species which makes her very strong and dangerous with special powers of her own. Unfortunately, most of her tribe treat her as an outsider and look for every opportunity to put her back in a cage. Evalle trusts noone in the beginning but as the story progresses she finds that she can trust a few and needs their trust in order to find out the truths about what's really going on. Someone is in Atlanta trying to set her up so that she's given the ultimate punishment, worst than death.

Evalle is partnered up with a man named Storm that has special powers of his own such as the ability to tell if your lieing. Evalle of course takes offense and thinks that he is sent to spy on her and get proof that shes a danger to society. She is also attracted to this mysterious man and wants so badly to trust him but knows that she can't, even after he has helped her keep her secrets several times. You are going to feel touched by Evalle's character because she is innocent but being blamed or suspected for everything.
 This book was exciting, suspenseful, well written, full of action and a great typical urban fantasy. The worldbuilding was done in a way that I never felt overwhelmed with all the different species and such.

I would reccommend this book to fans of urban fantasy. This book contains no sexual interations except a few kisses so if you like a clean story this book is for you. Having said that I liked this book but I didn't love it. I love romance and I always have trouble with urban fantasies because of this. Urban Fantasies rarely have strong romance elements. But, I still know a great story when I read one so don't forget to check out this book.
This Review is also available on The Romance Reviews website.

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18 & Over Book Blogger Tag Along Friday!!

Calling all 18 and over book bloggers, are you looking for more bloggers like yourself? Well please join in so we can tag along with each other. This is for a specific group and your blog needs to primarily have book reviews and post adult book content. In other words, if you read books like erotic and adult romance and have adult pic., then you can play tag along. Sorry YA readers, but if you read both (I know some of you do) you can tag along also. Just make sure you have both YA and adult romance on your blog.

I wanted to do this not only for myself, but for others out there that are looking for more adult book blogs.

It doesn't matter what you read if its paranormal, suspense, historical, contemporary or mystery, along with erotic with any genre. As long as it is adult then your in.

You don't have to have blog to join in on the fun. If you like adult content books, please click on a link and if you like the blog then follow that blog. You can comment on there post that you found them from the tag along.

1.Make a post for your blog to direct people to this post, you will find a code for the pic on my left sidebar. That way we get more bloggers involved.

2. Place your blogs name in the first box of the Linky

3. Then add your post that you made place that ULR in the second box.

4. When you find a blog that you like to follow please leave comment on the post the blogger made, so they can tag along to your blog.

This meme is hosted by Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance. To join in and get the details go to Laurie's blog.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Winner of "Wolf Signs" by Vivian Arend

Its time to announce the winner of my contest for the chance to win a ebook copy of Vivian Arend's book "Wolf Signs". 

And the winner is....

Kulsuma, I will be emailing the author with your email address so that she can send you your copy of the book. Congratulations!! 
If you didn't win and would like to purchase the book you can go here:

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Happy Friday!! October 29nd

Welcome to my blog!
It's that time again.
It's the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. 
 Please look around and join in the fun.. 
Check out all my current giveaways on my giveaways page. Click here to enter.

Have a great weekend!

Book Blogger Hop  
In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!  To join in go to Crazy for Books for all the details.

"What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?"
There is no doubt in my mind that I would build an addition onto my house for a huge library. *sigh*

Once again its time for follow Friday to join in and get all the details go to Parajunkee's View.  

Happy Follow Friday!!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

All I Want For Christmas Is...

This is a feature/meme created by Danya @  A Tapestry of Words where you choose a book each week leading up to Christmas and say why it's made it onto your wishlist – and I'd love to see what books everyone else is hoping to get! So if you want to make your own blog post about it, please link up here. :)

My pick for this week is...

"Forbidden" by Christina Phillips

Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780425238080
Author's website:
Published: September 7, 2010 by Berkley Trade

Goodreads Blurb:
Carys knew from the moment she first spied on Maximus in his naked barbarian glory that he was a dangerous Roman centurion - his taut, battle-scarred flesh marking him as a fearless warrior. But her desire for him was as undeniable as it was illicit.
Charged by his emperor to eliminate a clan of powerful Druids in Britain, Maximus never expects his mission to be thwarted by the clan's ethereal princess, Carys, his daring voyeur. Falling under her spell, he doesn't realize her true heritage - until he captures her heart as well as her body.
As Carys's loyalties are twisted, and freedom is no longer her single-minded obsession, an avenging former lover threatens to crush Maximus's people into oblivion. Now Carys and Maximus must overcome the devastation of war and face the ultimate sacrifice if their forbidden love is to survive.

Why I added this one to my Christmas wishlist:
I chose this book because I've heard lots of great things about it and it happens to take place in one of my favorite time periods. Its also supposed to be a very hot read. What more can I say? It has a fabulous cover. :)

Do you judge a book by the cover?

The book I picked for my featured cover for this week is "Afterlight" by Elle Jasper.

Published on November 2, 2010

Goodreads Blurb:
The Dupres have been Savannah's guardians, appointed by a band of root doctors and hoodooists, for nearly two hundred years. They've all grown...complacent. Now, the Arcos brothers, who've long been entombed at Bonaventure, have been inadvertently freed by a group of teenagers horsing around in the cemetery. Determined to take revenge on the city who entombed them, the Arcos' gather strength in the city's youth. Within the moon's full cycle, the gang's quickening will be complete--they'll become vampires. Newlings, out of control and craving human blood will ravage the city. The one thing the Arcos' didn't count on was the powerful love of a sister. Riley Poe will stop at nothing to get her brother back. The one thing Riley didn't count on was the powerful love of a vampire. Eli Dupre will do anything to get her. Follow Riley, Eli, and the vampires of the Dupre House into the shadowy, underside of Savannah.

My thoughts:
I absolutely love this cover. Everything form her hair to her tattoos and the large blade she holds behind her back. Its a awesome cover that makes me want to read the book. I have a ARC that is next on my to read list so keep your eyes out for that to find out if the books as good as the cover.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Wrap Up!

Hump Day 11 Pictures, Images and Photos

Weekly News:
1. You still have time to enter the October Monthly Book Giveaway. This months book is "Jeweled" by Anya Bast. Click here

2. Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a ebook copy of  "Wolf Signs" by Vivian Arend. The winners are being drawn October 29th. Click here to enter.
Wolf Signs: Granite Lake Wolves, Book 1

4.  I'm giving away a copy of "The Ghost Hunter" in ebook format. Drawing is being held on November 6th. Don't forget to check it out and enter here.
The Ghost Hunter, a Paranormal Romance

5. I also started a new meme this week called "All I want for Christmas is..." The first book I picked for my Christmas list was

We can't forget our Hottie of the week this week.

Books I reviewed this week:
(To read my review just click on the title)
"The Amaranth Enchantment" by Julie Berry

 Books I received in exchange for an honest review:

Books I got from Paperback Swap:
 The Demonata #2: Demon Thief: Book 2 in The Demonata series "The Demonata Demon Thief" by Darren Shan (For my son)

Books I won:
The Making of a Gentleman "The Making of a Gentlemen" by Shana Galen. I won this book from Debbie at Debbie's Book Bag.
Thank you Debbie!

Seducing the Duchess "Seducing the Duchess" by Ashley March (signed copy). I won this book from Rita at Not Another Romance Blog. Thanks Rita and Ashley!

Firelight "Firelight" by Sophie Jordan (Signed and Personalized Copy) I am most excited about this book. Whoohoo! I won this book from Katie @ Sophistikatied Reveiws. 

Thanks Katie and Sophie! 

Books I got at the library:
On Death and Dying (Scribner Classics) "On Death and Dying" by Elisabeth Kubbler-Ross 

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss "On Grief and Grieving" by Elisabeth Kubbler-Ross.
(I checked these out because unfortunately my mother -n- law is dying from stage four breast and lung cancer. These were highly recommended to me by my doctor.) 

Poll Results:

67.69% of my readers prefer to read adult books
32.31% prefer to read YA novels

61.76%  of my readers live in the U.S.A.
5.88%  live in Canada
32.35%  live in another country

Audiobook Review: "The Amaranth Enchantment"

"The Amaranth Enchantment"   by Julie Berry

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairy-tale
# of CDs: 7
Published: March 2009

Goodreads Blurb:
When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt’s jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda’s path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch’s spell, avenge her parents’ death, and maybe—just maybe—capture the heart of a prince.

My Review:
I found this audio book at the library  and I knew nothing about the book or the author but I was drawn by the cover, seeing that it was beautiful and a historical, and when I read the back it had some fantasy elements so I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed every moment of this audio.

Lucinda was born into a wealthy family and at age 5 her parents die when their chariot crashes. After their death it turns out that her parents were penniless so she is taken in by a Uncle by marriage. Her uncle's wife is mean and abusive to Lucinda and treats her worse than a slave. When her Uncle dies and her Aunt finally kicks her out of the house without even a coat to keep her warm she sets out on a great adventure. A homeless boy named Peter gets her into all kinds of trouble. Through all this she meets the Prince and ends up falling in love after a few cherished moments but it seems impossible that they'll ever be together.

The story was very exciting and suspenseful at moments. It seems Lucinda has the worst luck in the world so through out the story your wishing something finally goes her way. I also enjoyed the narrator, she was great at creating all the different voices but Lucinda's voice was actually my least favorite but she doesn't distract from the story.

I listened to this audio book in the car while I was driving and I found myself sitting in my car after I had already reached my destination so that I could listen to more. I think the print edition would have been a page turner for sure. I recommend this book to readers, young and adult, that enjoy a good retelling of a great fairy-tale. This book had Cinderella like parts but was much better.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Week's New Releases

Here are the Paranormal and Historical Romance books that are being released this week. Don't forget to tell me what books your planning to buy this week. I would love to know. Happy Reading!

"Dreamfever" by Karen Marie Moning

Harvest Hunting (Sisters of the Moon, Book 8) "Harvest Hunting" by Yasmine Galenorn

When Wicked Craves "When Wicked Craves" by J.K. Beck

Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress, Book 5) "Ecstasy in Darkness" by Gena Showalter

Entice Me at Twilight (Doomsday Brethren) "Entice me at Twilight" by Shayla Black

Impetuous Innocent (Hqn) "Impetuous Innocent" by Stephanie Laurens

A Christmas Promise: A Novel "A Christmas Promise" by Anne Perry

A Christmas Promise "A Christmas Promise" by Mary Balogh

One Wicked Sin (Hqn) "One Wicked Sin" by Nicola Cornick
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