Saturday, March 31, 2018

DNF - Witch Fire

Mira Hoskins doesn't know she's a natural-born witch who possesses the rare—and powerful—element of air. And she never expects to find herself tied to a mahogany bed frame, captive of a man who aches to fulfill her every desire and let loose the magick that dwells inside her.

Heat emanates from elemental fire witch Jack McAllister. The Coven, a governing authority of witches, has sent him to protect Mira from a band of warlocks who drain witches of power...and life. Long ago, he saw Mira's parents murdered by this same dark magick. He'd like to quell his guilt and offer her everything she deserves. But she's the long-lost cousin of his boss—making seduction off-limits.

With Jack's strong guidance, Mira is luring forth her inner magick. But his sense of duty is quickly swelling into insatiable hunger. He was warned about the natural attraction between air and fire. Now he risks being consumed by the woman he shouldn't want—but can't stay away from.


Mini Book Breakdown

DNF Page 49 

I read almost 50 pages and I never found any romance. There was just so much freaking lust and like sixty different words for vagina that I got so damn bored. There was no romance, Mira is insane for wanting to sleep with a dude who tries her down all night even when he says he just wants to protect her. Yeah... he doesn't know how to get a girl to trust him. If I had to read one more time how freaking hot they were for each other, I was going to lose it. My partner and I got a good laugh out of once of the scenes though, so there's that. He couldn't believe how bad it was either. Also... plot wise, well, not much plot from what I read, his father is the reason her parents are dead and he was out to protect her because he felt bad, also he really wants to sleep her and she really wants to sleep with him.

I make a playlist of songs for every book I read, if you want to see those playlists, head on over to my Instagram. You can see them all. As always, I never rate a book that I DNFed as I feel it's not right to rate a book I've never read... or fully read. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Book You Read for School

50/50 Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me and Laura from Blue Eye Books.



Topic for the Day
Best/Worst Book You Read for School


Worst
I don't remember much about this book other than the fact that it was so freaking boring and I wanted to do anything other than read it. 


Best
This book was one of those books that caused me to fall in love with reading. It really got me thinking about the world and choices and such. I still love this book today. It's just great. 



Topic for Next Week
Best/Worst Read in March






Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Pride & Surrender Cover Reveal!




Pride and Surrender 
Jennifer
Dawson
Publication date: April 24th 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary


I want no part of messy emotions, of lust and surrender. But none of that seems to matter  to Christos Constantine. No matter how much I resist, no matter how much I fight, he
keeps coming after me…and I am powerless. 


My pride and strength of will have always kept me safe. The armor I’ve built around
me is impenetrable and no one is allowed to see beneath. I’ve kept Christos and the
attraction that simmers between us at bay for two long years, but he’s done taking no
for an answer. 


I don’t think I have the strength of will to resist, but I will not go down without a
fight.



Author Bio:

Jennifer Dawson is the author of the popular Something New series; spicy, small
town romance released with Kensington, and pens the dark and edgy contemporary
romance series Undone. 


Jennifer grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from DePaul University
with a degree in psychology. She met her husband at the public library while they were
studying. To this day, she still maintains she was NOT checking him out. Now, over
twenty years later, they are married and living in a suburb right outside of Chicago with
two awesome kids and a crazy dog. 


These days Jennifer can be found sitting behind her computer, writing her next
novel, chasing after her kids, keeping an ever-watchful eye on her ever-growing to-do
list, and NOT checking out her husband. 


Jennifer loves connecting with her readers and invites you to check out her website,
Facebook page, and join The Lair, her private Facebook Fan group. Sign up for her monthly Newsletter for exclusive insider peeks, new release information and download CRAVE, the first Undone Book for FREE. 



Monday, March 26, 2018

Music Monday - Panic! At the Disco

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

My job interview is today, I'm really hoping I get this job, I'll be making more money than my last job and working less hours. Which just sounds perfect. It's also safer than my last job... which I'm still trying to get over.

Anyway...

So today we are going to talk about a band that turned into a one man show. I've loved their music from the very first album. They will always hold a place in my heart and the new songs that just dropped is freaking epic! 



Saturday, March 24, 2018

Interview with the Vampire - Review

This is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial moments such as his discovery of the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to comfort her with the last breaths of humanity he has inside. Yet, he makes Claudia a vampire, trapping her womanly passion, will, and intelligence inside the body of a small child. Louis and Claudia form a seemingly unbreakable alliance and even "settle down" for a while in the opulent French Quarter. Louis remembers Claudia's struggle to understand herself and the hatred they both have for Lestat that sends them halfway across the world to seek others of their kind. Louis and Claudia are desperate to find somewhere they belong, to find others who understand, and someone who knows what and why they are.

Louis and Claudia travel Europe, eventually coming to Paris and the ragingly successful Theatre des Vampires - a theatre of vampires pretending to be mortals pretending to be vampires. Here they meet the magnetic and ethereal Armand, who brings them into a whole society of vampires. But Louis and Claudia find that finding others like themselves provides no easy answers and in fact presents dangers they scarcely imagined.




Book Breakdown

So this is Louis' story, told by him. It's rich and dark. It's gothic literature at it's best. I will admit that some parts were rather boring but that's to be expected when telling one's own life story, not every moment of my life have I done great things... heck, most of my life has been boring so... 

Moving on! I really like the character of Louis, more so in the end after the Paris burning. He became someone dark and sexy. Yeah, I liked him better after that, I do just feel bad that he was dead inside. I also really need to read the next one because as it is left, Lestat is kind of.... well, pathetic and I have no idea why he's so beloved. Hopefully the next will will tell me why. 

My favorite part of this novel is the atmosphere, it's so dark and inviting, so gloriously devilish. That's what kept me reading, it was as if I was in trance, it was that alluring. I've also read a novel with this kind of format, it was different and at the start it bothered me and after a while, it was fine and dandy, no problem at all. This is a true modern classic. A must read.


Friday, March 23, 2018

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Classic Novel

50/50 Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me and Laura from Blue Eye Books.



Topic for the Day
Favorite/Least Favorite Classic Novel


I've read quite a few classics in my time, though not nearly enough. I would like to change that soon. Some are just so hard to get through! Now this was so very hard for me to choose, as almost all the classics I've read, I've enjoyed. 

Least Favorite 
Now, this was still a great book and I did like it. I just wasn't a huge fan of the ending and that's really the only reason this book is here. 



Favorite 
I've sure if you've spent enough time here on this blog with me then you already knew that this book was going to be here. I mean, come one, this book is the best thing since sliced bread. 


Topic for Next Week
Best/Worst Book You Read for School






Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday - Moonlight Seduction

Expected publication: June 26th 2018

The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel...

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up... and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman... one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Manga Monday - Demon Love Spell Volume 3

Welcome to another Manga Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for work/school once again. Life has been pretty stressful for me lately but I hope it looks up soon. At least I've gotten a lot of reading done. In case you've not noticed, I am on a manga kick. I've read so many already this year that it's put me to half of my Goodreads goal of 106 books. Yeah.... I am just a wee bit addicted. 

Anyway, let's jump into this manga breakdown, shall we?

Shrine maiden Miko has sealed the powers of the sexy incubus Kagura, who has vowed to protect her. Miko finds herself suddenly popular with the boys at school and starts getting asked out. Has falling in love with Kagura made her more attractive to the opposite sex, or is some other mysterious force at work?


Book Breakdown 

Okay so we get more of the same in this novel as the last one. More new characters are brought in only to try and push Miko and Kagura closer together. This time we get to see someone from Milo's past, someone who is not a demon at all; Sou. He trained under her father, to be a demon fighter. He comes back, saying that he wants to marry Miko and that her father promised. She just goes right along with it. Even letting Sou treat her like crap. She just vows to make him happy and forget about Kagura. FYI - it doesn't go well. A sealed Kagura saves her from the wedding. 

Then we get to meet a snow man - well, a snow demon. He's sweet and I feel so bad for him, always living in cold, which sounds great to me but he can't even touch something without freezing it over. He ends up protecting and saving Miko and then just like with the fox... he dies. I really hope this doesn't go on in the next volume, it's so sad seeing all the good characters just die. It breaks my little black heart. 

Then at the end, the father agrees to allow Miko to spend the night with Kagura... I wonder how this will turn out. Probably more of them both fighting and sexual tension that is starting to get rather silly. She needs to either give in to what she wants or just tell him to the hit the road for sure. They both need to stop playing their games and just be mature about this. Goodness. 

Anyhoo, off to read the next one!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Norman: The Doll That Needed to Be Locked Away - ARC Review




When paranormal investigator Stephen Lancaster brought home an old doll from an antique shop, he had no idea what bizarre and terrifying things were about to occur. From Day One, Norman the doll raised Hell. He caused sudden infestations of rats and spiders. He frightened dogs and put children in trances. He even moved on his own in video surveillance footage. And that was just the beginning.

Norman takes you on a thrilling journey into Stephen's life with a doll that has held the spirit of an unborn child for over fifty years. A haunted doll that still lives in Stephen's house, locked away in his own room to keep him from once again endangering the house and Stephen's family.




ARC Breakdown

First, I want to say that I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Now that's out of the way, let's just jump into this. I loved this book! It's creeped my out and hooked me so that I couldn't put it down even if I wanted to stop. It's well written, easy to understand and filled with more action than I thought. 

This story follows Stephan and his family after they buy Norman and take him home. He causes all kinda of creepy things to happen. First it starts off rather innocently, a few laughs and he will move around, but it gets worse to where he tries to kill Stephan. They even try getting rid of the doll and nothing... he somehow makes it to where he has to stay with him. It's rather intriguing.

Norman is one twisted soul that is now stuck in a very old doll. I don't know what I would do if he was in my life. I mean, after trying to kill Stephan... scary stuff. Now, I do know that while the book was great, I did think the ending was... lacking.... I mean, why keep the doll around? To each their own and I wish this family luck, I really hope that they all find peace and the doll won't cause anymore trouble while locked away in his little room. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Graphic Novel/Manga You've Read

50/50 Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me and Laura from Blue Eye Books.


Now what is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know!


Topic for the Week
Best/Worst Graphic Novel/Manga You've Read


So since I read way too many manga and could never choose a favorite or one I dislike, I am going to go with graphic novels. This will be a lot easier for me. 

Worst Read
So I LOVE the Blue Blood series to death. One of my all time favorites and so when I saw this, I had to have it. I read it... ugh, skip it and go for the book. So much better!



Best Read
This was a really hard one for me, I had quite a few that I could've put here but I knew that my partner would kill me if I didn't put this one.



Topic for Next Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Classic Novel






Thursday, March 15, 2018

February 2018 Wrap-Up! Over 30 Books!

This is two months that I've read over 30 books. Yes, I have no life, I admit it. Hopefully, I will get the job that I'm going out for and that will leave less time to read. I'm so sick of sitting home all day, I miss the world. 

I read 33 books, yes, most were manga but like always, I count those. How was your reading month? Let me know below! Now, let's jump into this! 



Giveaways 
Dangerous Moves
(Review)


What Everyone Believed
(Review)


YA Books
Love, Life, and the List


Wandfasted

Vampire Kisses



Art Book
The Addams Family: An Evilution
(Review)



Manga
Demon Love Spell #1
(Review)


Demon Love Spell #2
(Review)

Demon Love Spell #3
(Review)


Demon Love Spell #4


Demon Love Spell #5
(Review)


Demon Love Spell #6


Komomo Confiserie #1
(Review)



Komomo Confiserie #2
(Review)


Komomo Confiserie #3 
(Review)


Komomo Confiserie #4
(Review)


Komomo Confiserie #5
(Review)


Library Wars #1-15



Adult Novels
Big Little Lies
(Review)


A Quick Bite
(Review)


NetGalley
The Haunted Heart of America: In-Depth Investigations of the Villisca Ax Murder House, Myrtles Plantation & Other Frightful Sites
(Review)


Speaking with the Spirits of the Old Southwest: Conversations with Miners, Outlaws & Pioneers Who Still Roam Ghost Towns



Wiccan
Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic


Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner