Thursday, December 25, 2014

2015 reading challenge....

2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

  • Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more in 2015 than you did in 2014
  • Books can be any format 
  • Books can be any genre 
  • Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Read your Freebies challenge for 2015....

2015 Read Your Freebies Reading Challenge

Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 

The goal is to read at least twelve (12) free ebooks 

This reading challenge is for LEGALLY obtained FREE ebooks

Any ebook format will work for this challenge

Ebooks can be any genre 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Secret Diary Of Detective Vampire (Interracial Paranormal Vampire Romance BWWM)

Kindle Edition119 pages
Published February 19th 2014
by J.J. Jones

Let me get one thing out of the way first, dam cliffhanger ending, grrrrr.

The book is short one about 119 pages. It was a free kindle find. It is the first part of the "Detective Vampire" Trilogy. The other two are less then 100 pages each. But don't let the lack of pages fool you. It is a great story.

Love how each of the 12 chapters have a title that pertains to something that will be said in that chapter. Didn't put two and two together about this till a few chapters in, after that I couldn't wait to see how it was used.

The main characters Detective Jack Van Pierre and Olivia are both likable and to say that Jack is mysteries is putting it mildly. You keep reading just wanting to know more about him and how he interacts with other. Oh and you got to love his brand of justice to those he deems unworthy who are walking around free.

I was able to read it in a few nights, which for me is an accomplishment. My reading time is scarce to say the least. But I kept finding time, wanting to see what happens next.

Can't wait to read the next installments of the series.

I would give the book 4 out of 5 stars.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Pretenders (The Cemetery Girl Trilogy, #1)

Graphic novel
Hardcover128 pages
Published January 7th 2014 b
by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden

I have read only one other graphic novel which was Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat and that was some time ago. But since this was the only way to read the book I took a chance.

Anyway I really enjoyed Book 1 The Pretenders and will be looking forward to the rest of the series. The story kept me reading wanting to know what was going to happen next. The art work was good as well, did not need to use my imagination which was a treat.

Would highly recommend the series to anyone that likes suspense and mystery, don't let the graphic part scare you. Will not hesitate to try other graphic novels, just hope they live up as well as this one did.

I would give the book 4 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Book Review: Living Dead Girl (The Vampire Hunter, #1)

Kindle Edition150 pages
Published April 30th 2013
by S.C. Reynolds

I am usually not one for books about the undead unless they are vampires but this one caught my eye all the same. I read it in one sitting, which is a sure sign of a good book,turning the pages, wanting to know what was going to happen till the very end. The end came before I knew it and left me wanting more. 

More review to come.......Lets rewind this review a bit, grr now I know why I don't do these often. The book is a quick read but a great read all the same. It is about a girl named Aurora Stone, who manages to crawl her way out of her grave a year to the day not knowing what had happened. Taking things rather well she seeks out her best friend Henry. Once he gets over the shock of seeing his best friend alive so to speak. They take matters into their own hands to figure out how and what is going on. Add in a mysteries stranger who knows more then he is saying causing an instant connection between Aurora and Lucas that in the end could lead to both of there deaths. Do I smell a love triangle in the making. We will have to read and see. 

I would highly recommend the book. Didn't realize there was a second book in the series so off to find that one and read it as well.

I give the book 4 out of 5 stars.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Review : A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1)

Kindle Edition 
Published December 14th 2012
By Bella Forrest

Goodreads Synopsis 
On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.
She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.
Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.
Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.
Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

Wow what a book. Forgive me a moment while I gather my thoughts. 

Let me first start off saying that I am not a professional reviewer, I don't do reviews on a regular basis. But with that said I was approach to do an honest review by the author. 

I received my copy of the book some time ago as a free read through kindle. 

Now on to the review. I started the book a few hours ago and just now finished it. For me to read a book in one sitting speaks volumes on how captivating the story was. I kept turning the electronic pages needing, wanting to know what was going to happen next. 

The story of Sofia and Derek in Blood Shade spins a new tale of the vampire and human dynamic. Can they overcome their difference's? Can they protected each other from those who would do them harm? Will love prevail? In my opinion that is a resounding yes, but it won't be easy.

I would totally recommend this book and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

I give the book 5 out of 5 stars.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Stefan's Diaries Vol. 5 The Asylum

rating 5 out of 5

United against their common enemy, Stefan and Damon are stunned when they realize that the source of Samuel’s rage lies in their past—tied up with the woman who forever changed their lives.