Review: ‘Quintessentially Q’ by Pepper Winters (Monsters in the Dark #2)

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Blurb:

“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right.”

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.

Review:

*I received a free copy of this book for my honest review. Thank you, Pepper!*

So it was Christmas and I should’ve been sitting with my family, chatting with my friends on Facebook, visiting Italy, but all I’ve done was to read ‘Quintessentially Q’, because…

Are you fucking kidding me? This book is freaking brilliant. I am so excited that I can’t even talk nicely right now. Because ‘Quintessentially Q’ was one of the best books I read in 2013. It was pure awesomeness. It’s one of those books that give yo uthe feels, you know? That book that makes you dizzy and scares you, but you can’t put it down because it’s one of the most brilliant books you’ve ever read.

Two weeks after finishing this book my mind is still pretty much wrapped around it and around everything that happened in it. I am still connected with the characters and this never happened to me before. I connected in a special way with the characters and I feel like they are realy people, like they are my friends. This is really weird, because I don’t get so attached to characters.

Pepper went to a new lever of darkness with this book. If you think that ‘Tears of Tess’ is intense and dark, well, compared to ‘Quintessentially Q’ it’s not. This book is so intense and dark that sometimes it’s scary. ‘Quintessentially Q’ scared the hell out of me because it’s so dark and so many twisted thing happen in that book and you just think ‘What if I’ll happen to me? What would I do?’. This makes you realise all the horrible things that can happen to you and all the horrible people that surround us. At some point, you will be so overwhelmed and kind of scared that you will want to put it down, but you will be too addicted to the book to be able to do that.

And sometimes, while I was reading, I was wondering ‘Where the hell did that come from?’ or ‘How did Pepper (I imagine her as a tiny, fragile woman) come up with something so dark and twisted?’. I have my dark side too. Sometimes I am afraid of what my mind or I am thinking. But I never came up with so many frightening and dark things and it’s a little hard to think that someone is so brilliant to come up with so many dark and brilliant things.

While reading, you feel like you need to put the book down for a second, rest your mind and try to come back in your world. But you can’t, because you are so attached to the characters and the story and everything about this book holds your heart so tight that you simply can not put it down. For me, ‘Quintessentially Q’ was the 4th best book I’ve read in 2013. And I’ve never thought I would love an erotic book so much, but I do. Because, let me tell you, this series, this book, isn’t just that: an erotic book. Yes, there are some really steamy scenes. But it’s more than that. You can find a complex story, a lifelesson and some badasses in this book.

Tess.was.a.freaking.genius.in.this.volume.! She is probaly my favorite character ever! She’s so strong because she could overcome everything that happened to her. At some point, she annoyed me because she refused to fight. And it was so frustating because I knew she could do it! I knew she could overcome everything and I knew that wasn’t her. Tess doesn’t give up. It’s crazy how much I can respect a fictional character, but I do. I respect Tess very much for everything she did. She amazed me in this volume!

I respect Q as well. Even though he has some really dark thoughts and desires, he’s a kind, careful, loving man. I can’t believe how many things he did for Tess, especially at the end of the book. He could’ve died, for fuck’s sake! Oh, and now I am so excited about this book that I’ve started swearing again. Let me calm down a little bit.

*Breathes deep 3 times.*

Ok, I am calmer now.

Q was as brilliant as Tess. He’s such a complicated, complex, mysterious, clever, sexy man and sometimes he can be overwhelming. He’s one of those characters that you wish you could meet and talk to. He’s simplu a genius.

Q and Tess relationship develops in a good way in this book. They’re trying how to trust, respect and love each other and in the same time they are building their own little, twisted, dark world. Probably my favorite couple ever. They are perfect for each other, and as the author says, they complete each other. “Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably.”

This book is so unpredictable that sometimes it’s annoying. You can’t guess anything that’s going to happen and there are so many plot twists and unexpected things happen in every chapter that this is one of the most captivating books I’ve ever read and UGH I want to read it again and again! Yes, I feel like reading it again because holy crap it was so amazing and my feelings are back and I need to calm down.

The point is, you can never guess what’s going to happen and Pepper has some pretty big surprises for you. Some of them you’ll like, some of them you won’t. That plot twist, that major thing that changes the entire book and series is so big (did I say it is big) that you will need to read the page again and see if what you read is true or it’s a figment of your imagination. Man, I was so angry and pissed off and sad and I want to rip that bastard’s head off! UGH!

This book blew me away! I would read it again any moment of the day if I could.

I lve the writing style. It’s so perfect and elegant and dark and it has something insane in it and some brilliance that is hard to describe. It’s hard to put your finger on what exactly makes Pepper’s writing so addictive, but I think it’s a mix between darkness, insanity (I am not saying you are insane, Pepper. I am saying you’re an insane author, if you know what I mean), and elegance.

Pepper, I think you’re an amazing, talented author. And I’d like to thank you for giving me another reason to love reading. And also, thank you for giving me such an incredible book! ❤

This book shows that love can get you through anything. Q’s love for Tess is radiating from the book. You know, it’s so obvious that he loves her. Anything he does shows us his love for her. Such an amazing thing! Not many authors are able to show us in such a simple way the love between their character and still be able to make us feel that freaking love.

I seriously cannot wait to read the 3rd book in this series, ‘Twisted Together’. I feel like there’s going to happen something super big between Tess and Q. I bet Pepper plans to blow us away again with ‘Twisted Together’. In fact, I am sure that’s what she’ll do.

The scenes are very real and vivid. You can actually see Tess going through all those awful things in your mind. You can see Q killing. You can see them being twisted together. Some scenes make your skin crawl.

‘Quintessentially Q’ was very captivating and, as I said, unpredictable. You never know what to expect from it. And there’s always something that keeps you guessing, something that makes you turn the page.

This book takes you from your world and makes you forget about all your problems. All you know is that you have to read, that you have to find out what happens between Q and Tess and what will happen to Tess.

Once again, let me say that I absolutely adored and loved and liked (haha) ‘Quintessentially Q’. It’s even a better book than the first one, ‘Tears of Tess’. I don’t know if I am prepared yet to read ‘Twisted Together’, because I haven’t ‘detached’ myself from Quintessentially Q. I don’t know what to expect from Pepper with her 3rd book.

I feel like screaming from the top of the world “People, read this book! You don’t know what you’re fucking losing!”. And I am not exaggerating. I want everyone to read this book and series, because it’s brilliant! One of the best books and series I’ve read in 2013.

I still can’t believe Pepper came up with such an amazing book. Someone, make me stop. I need to stop writing about how amazing this book is, because otherwise, I will be writing all night long.

So now that you’ve finished reading this book? Go read the first book, ‘Tears of Tess’. Then read ‘Quintessentially Q’. Attention, please! If you are offended by Bdsm, violence, abuse and erotism, don’t read it. If you’re not, then read it.

Rate: 6.4 stars out of 5

P.S.: Sorry for all the coursing and for the lack of coherence.

 

Blog Tour: “Panic” by J.A. Huss (Book review)

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BOOK 1
Tragic by J.A. Huss
Publication date:  May 20th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis:

Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks.  Some girls get parents.  Rook got the foster care system.  Some girls get Prince Charming.  Rook got an abusive frog.  Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it.  Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look.  The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy!  He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s portfolio.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world.  It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

TRAGIC is a new adult contemporary romance.

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BOOK 2
Manic by J.A. Huss
Series: Rook and Ronin #2
Publication date: August 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Synopsis:

TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract!

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should’ve read that STURGIS contract a little closer? 😉

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her good are on display, and you’ve Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!

Purchase:

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BOOK 3
Panic  by J.A. Huss
(Rook and Ronin #3)
Publication date: October 24th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Synopsis:

Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she ran from six months ago. But before she can become the girl she wants to be, she must deal with the girl she left behind.

Ronin is also chasing his dream—a family of his own and a life away from erotic modeling. And he too, has a past he’s trying to forget. A past that makes Rook question everything about their life together.

Lies, secrets, and shocking truths will rock the foundation Rook and Ronin have built. Can they put the past behind them and move forward together? Or is this just another too good to be true relationship that will crash and burn in the end?

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Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*

I think you all know by now that I am a huge fan of J.A. Huss’ series ‘Rook and Ronin’, right? So it was normal that I was desperate to read ‘Panic’ after reading ‘Manic’. And, now that I’ve read it…

Holy shit! THIS.WAS.BRILLIANT!Perfect! A lot more than I expected!

Are you kidding me? ‘Panic’ was the perfect ending to such an amazing series! I have to admit, I was expecting so many plot twists and action! But it was soooo perfect and I loved it so much! It’s true, I am a little sad to see this series ending. What I am saying? I am very sad that one of my favorite series is ending! BUT! I am excited to read Ford series. I loved the guy, even if he got on my nerves all the time. But there’s something in him that attracts the reader and makes him wanna read more about Ford and to find out his story.

Ok, so now that I got this excitement out of my sistem (barely!), I can start my review.

As I said, this was the perfect ending to this series that I fell in love with in June. This book had blown me away. It’s really hard to write a review for ‘Panic’, because there are a lot of things I want to say!

What I expected from ‘Panic’ before I started it? Well, I obviouslt expected a lot of Rook and Ronin. A lot of steamy scenes. A beautiful love story. I expected a little bit of action and mystery.

What I got? A looooooooooot of action and mystery, an amazing, absolutely captivating, I-can’t-but-down story, a love story and not so many steamy scenes. I think ‘Panic’ is, by far, my favorite book in the ‘Rook and Ronin’ series. Because ‘Panic’ isn’t only a book about a broken soul trying to overcome her past. Panic is a captivating action book that will have you at the edge of your seat all the time. The situation is a lot more complicated than in ‘Tragic’ or ‘Manic’. Secrets are revealed, trust and love are challenged, new bonds are created and lots of action will make you sit at the edge of your seat. I loved the fact that even though this is a NA book, there is a loooot of action. And there are also a lot of secrets. But I am repeting myself, trying to describe this book in the right way.

Let me tell you that, when I finished this book I was in shock. Partly because of everything that happened and partly because I finished too quickly. I wasn’t aware of the time, I didn’t know when the hours passed and when I finished the last page I was sad and shocked. This is a book that will take you from your world and make you forget about everything else. Your attention will be focused on the story and at some point you will feel like you are watching the scenes in front of you. It’s like you are part of the story.

Julie’s writing is getting better and better with every book. I can’t even imagine how great her writing will be in Ford’s series and every other book that she will write from now on. I just hope that I will read all of them, because Julie is one of my favorite author. She is very talented and she has that skill of making you love everything about her books. Even that one character that you want to kill. *cough*Clair*cough*

I need more of Ronin and Rook scenes. There weren’t a lot of these scenes in this book and I want more!! But that scene, that freaking scene…. Damn it, Ronin!

You can find everything in Julie’s series, ‘Rook and Ronin’. If you are looking for action, you found it. If you are looking for a brilliant writing style, you found it. Or an amazing love story. Or a heartbreaking yet joyful story. Excellent characters. Steamy scenes. Comedy. Everything You can find everything you are looking for in this series. This brilliant series that will keep yo uat the edge of your seat, will make you cry,blush or swoon. One of the best series I’ve ever read and I can recommend. It’s definitely a must read for New Adult readers.

Rate: 5.5 stars out of 5

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 About the author:

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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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Giveaway:
If you’d like to read “Tragic” and meet Rook and Ronin, here is your chance! Leave a comment here and tell me why you’d like to read this book.The winner (who will be chosen on November 5th) will receive an eBook of ‘Tragic’. Good luck!
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Book Blitz & Giveaway: ‘Creatura’ by Nely Cab

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Creatura by Nely Cab
Publication date: August 6th, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal
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Isis can control her dreams. Or she could-until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

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About the author:
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Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. Putting her Computer Accounting skills to use, Nely worked in banking for several years. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To conquer the world. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.

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Interview:

1. Tell us 5 words to describe Creatura.

Love Story, Thrilling, Surprising, Different, Intoxicating

 

2. Which was the main reason you started writing it?

I started writing out of boredom and took it up as hobby. I had enjoyed writing when I was younger and decided that this was something that only required my imagination and my computer.

 

3.How do you see your future as a writer?

I try to stay positive about new doors being opened for me as a writer even though there is a lot of competition in the literary world. But for now, I will to continue writing for you and the rest of the YA reader out there and hope for the best in my future.

4. Do you find yourself reflected in any of the characters? In which one and in what way?

I find myself relating mostly to Nyx and Claire because they are both mothers and like to cook. They take care of their families and are ready to defend their children like a lioness.

5.  Tell us one favourite book you’ve read or you want to read (except yours , of course, hihi!)

I really want to read a lot of books, but one that has caught my eye recently is “Obsidian” by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

6. My interview ends here so I invite you to say something for my readers and your fans (or future fans).

I’d like you all to know that your support and your interest in “Creatura” overwhelm me. I never expected such a warm reception when I first published my book, especially not from people outside the U.S. I thought for a long time that no one would take interest in my novel. But now, to know that it will soon be in a country as beautiful as Romania and read by its people that are equally or more beautiful, gives me inspiration to write. Thank you for being a part of my world and a huge part of motivation. 

 

Giveaway:
If you’d like to win an eCopy of ”Creatura”, please leave a comment here with the answer to the following question:
“What would you do if your nightmare would become reality?”
You have until August 30th to answer this question. On August 30th I will announce the lucky winner who will receive an eCopy of ‘Creatura’.
Good luck! 🙂

 

Review: “Star Struck” by Amber Garza

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Blurb:

I don’t go for bad boys, or rockers.
And I don’t believe in love at first sight.
Until I see Beckett.
And things only get worse when I hear him sing.
There is no one like him.
The problem is that he wants nothing to do with me.
And I know I should stay away from him.
It’s the smart thing to do.
Only when it comes to Beckett I don’t want to do the smart thing. He makes me want to take a risk. 

I just hope he decides to take a risk on me too.

My review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

I.LOVED.THIS.BOOK! ‘Star Struck’ is an amazing book that had me fangirling all the time.

I was glued to this book from the start, First of all, because I love Amber Garza’s books. Second, because as a musician myself, I love books about musicians. I love the atmosphere, the way music is described by the characters and they way my 2 biggest passions interweave. I love the way these kind of books make me feel. ‘Star Struck’ is one of those books. It’s a book that made me fall harder in love with both music and books. It’s a book that I’ll never forget.

As I was reading and the bond between Star and Beckett was growing, I found myself even more intrigued. There was a question that didn’t let me put down the book: What is Beckett’s story?

Speaking about Beckett, he was a jerk in the beginning. I kept asking myseld ‘What is this guy’s problem?’. I mean, on minute he was sweet and I wanted to hug him, and the other minute he was a jerk and all I wanted to do was to smack him in the head. But after 5 chapters I think, I began to understand why he acts so strangely. And I also understood  that this I-am-a-jerk attitude is just a masque. Throughout the book, I finally found out his true self. Beckett is sweet, smart, sarcastic, with an amazing sense of humor, super hot and talented guy with a broken heart.

Star? She was very sweet. I loved her! I loved her for fighting for her dreams and for her love and for standing for herself. She was soooo funny sometimes!

The storyline is poetic, tragic and funny in the same time, full of longing and passion. It made me feel a lot of things, anger and heartbreak between them. I laughed a lot while reading this book. The banter and flirt between Star and Beckett made me laugh even when all I wanted to do was cry,

That one plot twist? That one that ame after I thought that everything was going all right? I wanted to rip Beckett’s head off!!I wa ssoooooooooooo angry with him!

I loved the scenes where Star and Beckett wrote togethere or where they performed together. The intimacy and chemistry between them was palpable.

“Star Struck” is a brilliang read that pulled at my heart strings. Great characters, strong feelings, intense story, lots of music => ‘Star Struck’. In this book I found everything I want from a book. Highly recommend it!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5.

Cover Reveal: ‘Creatura’ by Nely Cab!!

Although I am really sorry that the old tree is gone, I am super excited about the new cover. It’s so beautiful I can’t stop staring at it!! Perfect!! Hope you guys will like it as much as we do!!

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Coming August 6th,2013!

Ladies and gentlemen!Please sit down! It’s time to reveal the cover!!

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BLURB:

Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

About the author:

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Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in South Texas most of her life. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting.

After her return to the U.S., she resumed her employment in banking and in the following year transitioned to the field of Social Work. Later, Nely took up writing as a hobby and produced her first novel entitled “Creatura”.

Last year, the rights to “Creatura” were sold to a leading Young Adult publisher in a foreign country, where it has just recently been released.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home in South Texas, where she lives with her husband and son. Currently, Nely is working on the second installment in her debut series “Creatura”.
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Website:                     www.nelycab.com

FB Book Page:            www.facebook.com/Creatura.by.NelyCab

FB Author Page:        www.facebook.com/NelyCab

Twitter:                      www.twitter.com/nelycab

Goodreads:                 www.goodreads.com/nelycab

Blog:                            www.nelycab.blogspot.com

Google+:                     https://plus.google.com/115804598442656662617/posts

Amazon Page:

http://www.amazon.com/Nely-Cab/e/B0056QMZKQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1369523349&sr=8-1

Giveaway:

Nely is giving away a ‘Creatura’ ARC and lots of swag!!

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What do you think about the cover??I am really curious about your opinion, so please leave a  comment here and tell me: which cover do you prefer?The old one or the new one??

Review: ‘Undeniable’ by Micalea Smeltzer

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Blurb:

2nd book in the Second Chances Series Karlie and Holden’s story  (This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance recommended for readers 18+ it contains graphic language, sex, and deals with mature subject matter)  Karlie Reed has been crushing on Holden Marks for as long as she can remember. The problem? He’s eight years older than her and her brother’s best friend.  One night, when things get out of hand, they make a pact. They’ll spend the summer together and when Karlie goes to Joffrey Ballet School, their affair will end. No emotions, no hearts broken. But nothing is that easy.  When the unexpected happens, Karlie and Holden are rocked to the core. Karlie will run. But will Holden fight for her? NOTE: You do NOT need to read Unraveling to understand Undeniable.

Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you, Micalea!*

I am a huge fan of the ‘Second Chances’ series. I read the first book, ‘Unraveling’ a few weeks ago and I loved every second of it. I fell in love with the story, with the characters, with Micalea’s writing. My favorite character, after Katie and Jared, was Karlie. She was such an adorable teenager and her passion for ballet made ma adore her immediately. And she and Holden… well, I really wanted to read their story. So when I read the last pages in ‘Unraveling’ and saw that Micalea is actually writing their own book, I was very happy. I waited for ‘Undeniable’ for like, 20 days, but it felt like forever.

Saturday night, when I got the book, I wanted to read just the first page. But after the first page, I couldn’t stop, so I read until 2am in the morning, until I reached 50%. Then Sunday, I didn’t even want to eat. I just wanted to read,read,read. This is one of those books that won’t let you put it down.

Oh God I loved this book!! I cried, I laughed, I’ve been angry, I giggled because of how cute Karlie and Holden were together. Brilliant, brilliant!! I’m serious heart broken since I finished this book. I mean, no more Karlie and Holden?No more Jared and Katy? No more of this brilliant series? Someone get me to psychologist. I’m depressed.

Hm…. *sighing*. This love story is one of the best I’ve ever read. It’s not usual, too. I mean, I’ve never read a book where the age gap between the main characters was 8 years. But it was very interesting to read , especially for me because I have crushes only on older guys. So yup, I totally understood Karlie.

God it’s difficult to write this review. I loved this book so much and it’s hard to describe it. “Undeniable” is the kind of book that has everything and you love it, but when it comes to review it, it’s kind of impossible.

Micalea’s writing is much better than in the first book. Comparing “Undeniable” with’ Unraveling’, everything is better. Her writing is more lyrical, the emotions are easier to understand and there is no rush. I didn’t find any rushed scenes and this is an important thing for me. Plus, the editing is sooooo much better than in ‘Unraveling’.

What impressed me the most? I think Micalea’s best advantage is the way she makes you understand the feelings of the characters. I mean,this book made me very emotional. When Karlie was sad, I was sad. When she was with Holden, I could understand her nerves and her love. When she left for New York I totally understood her. I’m a voiolinist and I’m supposed to leave home in 3 years for London. So I know what she’s going through.

The characters grow and become more mature as the action and the story unfold. In the beginning, Karlie was an innocent 18 years old girl with a crush on his brother’s best friend. In the end, she was a women that lost something precious (I’m not gonna say what, because I’d give you a huge spoiler!) . A woman that lived a drama, a woman with dreams, a woman that loves.

But Karlie isn’t the only one that grows in this book. In the beginning, Holden was a “man whore” (I think Karlie called him like this one time). Every night, he was with another womam. But when he agreed to have a summer of fun with Karlie, he changed. He changed the way he was thinking, he changed his opinion about himself. Love changed him. In the end, he was a grown-up man.

The passion and chemistry between Karlie and Holden is undeniable. I loved how, in the beginning, they were trying to deny their feelings for each other. But the heart gets what she wants, right?

There are some super hot scenes in this book. I LOL-ed at some of these scenes, because of Karlie’s nerves and awkwardness. I mean, she was super cute in the first steamy scene with Holden.

I’m really sad that this series is over. I loved it, it’s one of my favorite series this year so far. I can’t wait to read Micalea’s other books.

Whatever you are reading right now, drop it and pick up the ‘Second Chances’ series. Both of the books, “Unraveling” and “Undeniable’ will make you cry, laugh, love. I’ve never expected to love this series so much, to be honest!

Now that I finished, go and read ‘Unraveling’ then ‘Undeniable’.

6 stars out of 5.

Review: ‘Today Only’ by D. Love

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*I’m honored to say that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

I’ve never thought that writing a review could be that hard. But here I am, an hour after I finished ‘Today Only’, with a broken heart, trying to write a review that can describe this book to its own brilliance. Nothing that I say here can describe it as it is.

‘Today Only’ isn’t only a book. ‘Today Only’ is a life lession. I’m 15 year old, so still a teenager. I’ve been through a lot, I suffered, I cried and I learned a lot of things. But ‘Today Only’ taught me more things that school or life could have taught me in 15 years. This book taught me to live, to appreciate every second of this life and to be happy for everything I get. ‘Today Only’ taught me to see the beauty in everything.

Not many books can make me cry or change my vision of life. But this book is very special and important. I think everyone should read it, because it holds a lot of lessions and beauty in it. After you’ll read ‘Today Only’, you’ll realize that your life isn’t as bad as you thought it is.

This book is a roller coaster of emotions. One second I was laughing because Em was so adorable, and the next second I was crying because Rye’s story was breaking my heart. I cried, I laughed, I loved, I squealed. But mainly I was crying.

I fell in love with the story and with the characters from the first page. Every singled character in this book is special and I loved them. Even though I started this book this morning and finished it a few hours later, I felt like I knew them a lifetime. I loved Em, Katy, Rye and especially Jett. I must admit that I was afraid of turning the page, afraid of what the next page will bring to Rye and Jett. I was hoping for a miracle that never came.

I am very surprised because this is D. Love’s first book! I mean, seriously. The writing-style is perfect. The characters? Well develped. The story? Beautiful. And there are  so many beautiful quotes!! It’s true that it wouldn’t be bad if the book could go through another round of editing. I found some mistakes and this book doesn’t deserve mistakes.

‘Today Only’ is a short book, I read it in one seat. Of course,the stry hooked me from the beginning.

I don’t know what else to tell you that ‘Today Only’ it’s a book worth reading. Everyone should read it. This should be a bestseller, because it’s an important book and I think everyone should read it. It tells you to love life.

‘Today Only’ is a book that I will re-read for sure. I loved every moment of it and I recommend it from the bottom of my heart! J

Oh, wanna know a thing that this book taught me?

Today Only…

If you wanna know what does this mean, read the book.

Blurb:

In life, there are times you are granted a miracle. It may not be the one you wanted exactly, but it will be the one you need. It will prepare you for the next step in your journey and help you learn to accept the life you are given, even if that life can be heartbreaking.

Rate: 5 stars out of 5

‘Descent’ Blog Tour: Book excerpt

Title: Descent (Hidden Wings, 0.5)

Author: Cameo Renae

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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This novella takes it back…way back…to the beginning. A place where Emma’s lineage begins, and where answers lie in unraveling secrets of the past.

Excerpt:
Lucifer. His voice was like the softest of velvet and the sweetest of honey, filling the Heavens with the most glorious melodies. His music reverberated through every cell of your being; filling, lulling, and entrancing you with his song and worship.
Because of this, he was praised by all that surrounded him. But, it would also be that constant praise which allowed pride to seep into the tiniest crevices of his heart. Pride slowly turned to jealousy. Jealousy turned to hate, and it was that hate which began to alter and callous his once pure heart.
As time endured, Lucifer’s pride, his jealousy, his hate, and finally his deceit… led to THE FALL.

About the author:

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My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.

I love reading great books that whisk me away from reality, even if for a little while. 🙂 Writing is my passion. I love creating new worlds and new characters, and taking wondrous adventures with them.

In My Dreams & Hidden Wings were both recently published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Descent (A Hidden Wings novella) will be released May 15, 2013, and Broken Wings (Book 2 in the Hidden Wings Series) will be released June 1, 2013.

One day I will find my magic wardrobe, and ride away on my magical unicorn… ♥ Until then… I’ll keep writing! 😉

Follow Cameo on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CameoRenaeFanPage
Blog: http://cameorenae.blogspot.com/
Website: http://cameorenae.com
Twitter: @CameoRenae

Excerpt:

Holy crap… what do I do? What do I do?
Then Dominic’s words rang through my head. Go big, or go
home.
I really, really wanted to go home, but I didn’t think knocking
my mud covered converse shoes together three times was magical
enough to send me there. But heck, this all seemed like some
twisted fairytale anyway, so I decided to try it. I closed my eyes
and quickly clicked my heels together. One…Two…Three…
I opened my eyes.
Crap!
Whatever. It was worth a try. But, I wasn’t Dorothy, and instead
of a witch and flying monkeys, I had a murderous Fallen Angel
and Darkling. I’d take flying monkeys over the Darkling any day!
I gathered myself, took in a deep breath, and trudged towards
the oncoming evil that lurked around the corner.

 

Release Day Blitz: ‘Broken Wings’ by Cameo Renae

 

BROKEN WINGS (Book #2 in the Hidden Wings Series)

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Blurb:

Emma’s world is falling apart, and Kade, the only one who seems to hold her together, is missing. With death lingering right outside their door, decisions must be made before it’s too late.

The Midway has refused to send help, so they are left to seek out the only other who can stop Lucian.

A perilous quest sends Emma and a few Guardians into the Underworld, where the unimaginable abide, to beseech the Prince of Darkness himself. Lucifer.

Now, they must endure the deadly levels of Hell, which not one …mortal or immortal… has ever survived.

Prepare for love, loss, and the unexpected.

 

Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17301746-broken-wings

Hidden Wings (Book #1)

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On Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/HiddenWingsSeriesebook/dp/B00B27GAC2/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3

 

On Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15757099-hidden-wings

Blurb:

Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise. As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.

Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is.

A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously, captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday… things will change.

Descent (Hidden Wings Novella)

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Blurb:

Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise. As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm, and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered. Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is. A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously, captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday… things will change.

 

 

On Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Descent-Hidden-Wings-Novella-ebook/dp/B00CSEJ386/ref=la_B004X2PEH0_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1369536854&sr=1-3

 

On Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17794709-descent

Author Bio:

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Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, CA, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.

She loved reading from as long as she can remember, and it was C.S. Lewis’ – Chronicles of Narnia – which sparked a fire in her soul and made her want to create her own wondrous, magical worlds and characters to go on adventures with.

Her published books are In My Dreams (A YA Paranormal Romance Thriller), Hidden Wings (Book  #1 in the HW Series), Descent (A HW Series Novella) and Broken Wings (Book #2 in HW Series).

One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe, and ride away on her magical unicorn… until then… she’ll keep writing!

 

 

Cameo’s Links:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CameoRenaeFanPage?ref=hl

Website: http://cameorenae.com

Author blog:  http://cameorenae.blogspot.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4794993.Cameo_Renae

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CameoRenae

 

Congrats, Cameo! I’m so excited for your new book and I can’t wait to read it!! XOXO! ❤

Cover Reveal: ‘Patagonia’ by Madison Daniel and Rue Volley

I’m so excited for this new book coming up from one of my favorite author, Madison Daniel and Rue Volley!! The cover is amazing, I love it! And if the cover is so gorgeous, I can’t imagine how good is the content! I guess I’ll have to read it to find out….!

Take a look at the cover and the unofficial trailer:

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Meet Paige, a girl who would love to just live a normal life, but after a hellish invasion of earth by enemies not yet seen, she finds herself thrown into survival mode. She will have to battle to maintain some sort of humanity.

Fighting for lifegiving water as the earth dies all around her she encounters a stranger, a boy by the name of Fin, who will show her things she never imagined possible.

What if the world you knew was a lie?

Welcome to Patagonia, city of ghosts.

Book Trailer:

I’m so excited!! What do you think about the cover? Would you like to read the book? 🙂