Friday, May 27, 2016

Book Review: A Bet Worth Making



A Bet Worth Making (Book 2 in the Grayson County Series) by Heather Hildenbrand


A Bet Worth Making: A Grayson County Novel (Grayson County Series Book 2)Jordan DeWalter has her future mapped out—build the most impressive architectural design portfolio in all of New England, and use it to one day open her own firm. But when her father unexpectedly passes away, her plans, and her heart, are broken. Now, if she wants the money once promised to her, she’ll have to return to the town that threw her family out over twenty years ago in order to get it.

If there’s one thing Jordan despises more than small towns, it’s small town people.

Casey Luck has spent his life skating by on charm and a devil-may-care attitude. Never one to take life too seriously, he’s kept secret his dream of building custom dirt bikes. Instead, he fills the role his family expects: tractor mechanic, farm handyman, comedic relief. But, deep down, Casey’s restless for something more.

Then he meets his new roommate: Jordan.

Their attraction is instant, but Jordan’s not fooled by the chemistry between them. When the summer is over, she’s out of here no matter what. In fact, she’s willing to bet on it.

Will their undeniable connection be the push they both need to break free of their pasts, or will Jordan’s wager on their failure ruin the future for them both?

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Expected publication: May 31st 2016 by Elephantine Publishing, LLC


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A bet worth making is about two people from two very different upbringing, Jordan has this big project in a little redneck town that she has to make a great impact on. All the while Casey the guy that lives in the little redneck town has been harboring his truly talent skills. 

When I read A Bet Worth Making, it did take some time to start the whole bet betting business. But I could tell form first glance that both Casey and Jordan were hit with the love bug bite although neither one of them was willing to take that risk. 

I really like that Jordan had a passion for fixing up houses as well as build them and what better than to do two love birds from the first book. However I wasn't a fan that Jordan felt that she had to put herself in a position. Although I saw the sentimental behind it, but I felt that she shouldn't have put herself in such a vulnerable position. 

Casey definitely sells himself short by hiding his talent, but he also knows that he is head over heels for Jordan. Although the whole bet(s) that the two made could destroy what they have. 

I give this 4 Cat Paws, overall, I like the book. I like the whole flirting dance between Jordan and Casey. 


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Hide & Seek: East of Redemption

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Release Date: June 8, 2016
Photo & Cover Design: Regina Wamba / MaeIDesign and Photography
Models: Noah Duncan & Lauren Schmidt
 
Synopsis
Easton Wells has spent years burying his guilt by digging up some of the world’s most renowned treasures while surviving the dangerous terrains in which they’re located—all captured for television. When his producers threaten to axe the show, he has no choice but to turn to the last person he still trusts—the girl he left behind.

Rain Walker has made a name for herself documenting wild and endangered animals, and the last voice she expects to hear while shooting in South Africa is Easton’s. He’s more gorgeous than she remembers, but the pain in her heart is as fresh as ever. They’d once planned on spending the rest of their lives together, but after her father’s tragic death while on expedition in Israel with him, Easton bailed on their future together without an explanation. It’s been nine years, and yet the intense love they shared seems only a moment ago.

When he asks her to film his latest treasure hunt, Rain wants to turn him down instantly. But when he explains it’s to the same cave that swallowed her father, she can’t say no. She wants to experience the last place her father was alive, and she’s beyond curious about what happened to the boy she used to love.

They’ve got two weeks to locate a treasure that’s been lost for centuries, or Easton will lose the one thing in his life he’s come to depend on. As their old passion is reignited—and dark secrets uncovered—they face the extreme terrain of the mountain range that threatens them at every turn. As more than the wildlife and sharp drop-offs tries to kill them, Rain starts to question if the legendary treasure they seek—the same one her father had died trying to unearth—is truly meant to be found, or if some things, including their feelings for each other, are better left buried.  
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About the Author
Molly Lee is an author, editor, and mentor best known from Pitch Wars, a program that connects promising writers to established authors in the community. She writes NA contemporary and YA urban fantasy with strong heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. Throw in high-octane action or any kind of supernatural element and she’ll be hooked. A military spouse with two children and one stubborn english bulldog, Molly enjoys watching storms from the back porch of her Midwest home and digging for treasures at local antique shops.  
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Serial Review: Desiring Red

Desiring Red By Kristin Miller
I’m indecisive when it comes to my shoes. Choosing a werewolf mate who’ll be with me until I croak? Pardon me while I take some time to think on it. But a steamy encounter before the final ceremony changes everything.

Reaper, the Omega’s eldest grandson, is fiercely loyal, scorching hot, and built for pleasure. He brings down my defenses, and before I know what’s happening, I succumb to the heat in his touch and the skill of his mouth. I’ve only just met him, but I need him like no other.

As part of my pack duties, I must parade in front of the Alpha, who has first choice of the pre-shifters. Rumors of his dark desires run deep, and I’ve always been intrigued. But the forbidden passion blazing between Reaper and me is too primal to deny. By pack law, Reaper can’t have me until the Alpha makes his choice…but Reaper’s never been one to follow the rules.
 

Expected publication: May 30th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched) 


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Right off the bat, I still love Kristin's writing even when this serials has an erotic taste. When reading the description of Desiring Red, I was like this young female just has no clue what she's getting herself into and that was the interesting part on reading to see how she figures things out. As well the two werewolves that will turn her world upside down.

A little bit on Ivy, the poor girl that is in this uncertainly about life. I guess it's one thing to figure out what you want to do in life, it's another to try and figure out who you want to be with the rest of your life. Ivy doesn't have complete confidence in herself, until . . . Reaper comes along.

The Mysterious Reaper, he's supposed to be next in line but he's decided to drop everything to go chase a ghost. When he return after being gone for extend amount of time, the first thing he sees is Ivy, in a deep red robe, panicky. When they touch it's instant chemistry.
I actually really am drawn to Reaper . . . But I know nothing but his reputation and very little of his past.

Next we have the up and coming Alpha Lukas, I'm not even sure where he stands other than he can pick and choose any women to be his mate or his plaything (if you know what I mean). When Ivy has to be in his presence the first thing he does is brings out the Brandy. During their little interactions, I wasn't sure if bring out the Brandy was a way for him to get through all of this or simple just to drunken up female pre-shifers. But he didn't do either to Ivy, in fact he was rather curious about her since for Ivy its not about just her being a pre-shifter, it's also for her to determine if she want to join the pack.

NOTE this book ends in the biggest cliff hanger ever! I mean after getting to those last few words I was like "That's it?" That's all I get? But again it is a serial, so I can't wait to keep on reading it.

I give this 5 Cat Paws, clearly I was instantly drawn between Ivy and Reaper and their instant hot and sexy moments.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hide & Seek: Desiring Red

Desiring Red by Kristin Miller
 
I’m indecisive when it comes to my shoes. Choosing a werewolf mate who’ll be with me until I croak? Pardon me while I take some time to think on it. But a steamy encounter before the final ceremony changes everything.

Reaper, the Omega’s eldest grandson, is fiercely loyal, scorching hot, and built for pleasure. He brings down my defenses, and before I know what’s happening, I succumb to the heat in his touch and the skill of his mouth. I’ve only just met him, but I need him like no other.

As part of my pack duties, I must parade in front of the Alpha, who has first choice of the pre-shifters. Rumors of his dark desires run deep, and I’ve always been intrigued. But the forbidden passion blazing between Reaper and me is too primal to deny. By pack law, Reaper can’t have me until the Alpha makes his choice…but Reaper’s never been one to follow the rules.  


Expected publication: May 30th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched)



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Desiring Red is part of a new series called A Dark and Dirty Tale  by Kristin Miller, it's a erotic paranormal retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It is an Serial series, the first part Desiring Red is set to be release into the dark woods May 30th, 2016. Then the next parts is set to be release in June and July.

I've already read Desiring Red and boy you are going to LOVE IT!!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Book Review: Monday


Monday (Timeless Teaser) by E.L. Todd


Monday (Timeless Teaser)I don’t believe in destiny.

In fate.

Or in soul mates.

But I believe in Hawke.

My life has never been whole since my parents left forever. I have my brother, someone I can barely tolerate most of the time, and I have my best friend, Marie.

And I have myself.

But when Hawke walks into my life, there’s an immediate connection. Our eyes lock and an unspoken conversation is exchanged. For the first time in my life, I actually feel something.

But he doesn’t.

He keeps me at arm’s length and pretends there’s nothing between us when there clearly is. I’m not the kind of girl to wait around for any guy, so I don’t.

But that doesn’t mean he isn’t in the back of my mind.

Our paths cross again in a way neither one of us expect and it changes everything. Was it destiny that made it happen? Was it fate?

Or was something else?
 

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Monday was a very interesting read, it was different than what I usually read. I enjoy the amount of flirting between Francesca and Hawke. From a first glance I never would have thought that Hawke would date Francesca because she doesn't seem to be his type

For Francesca, I never thought she would fight to keep Hawke, but Hawke has his own inner demons to fight and it's one of the reasons why he won't commit to a relationship. Honestly Hawke's life is filled with sadness and darkness that I think being with Francesca that it's bring the light into his darkness.

Throughout the book, it was clear that neither one of them wanted to let go of this instant chemistry they had towards one another, as the relationship seems to progress Hawke's demons were slowing coming out and all Hawke wanted to do was stuff them back into the closet where they belong.

The ending was kind of frightening that changed the dynamic of the story, I'm not a huge huge fan of the ending only because it was so one-sided and off put but it did leave for a cliff hanger. So I guess now we'll see what will happen in the next journey of Francesca and Hawke.

I give this 4 Cat Paws, overall I like it, the ending didn't fall smoothly to me but again it left for a cliff hanger and wait for the next book.

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I don’t believe in destiny.

In fate.

Or in soul mates.

But I believe in Hawke.

My life has never been whole since my parents left forever. I have my brother, someone I can barely tolerate most of the time, and I have my best friend, Marie.

And I have myself.

But when Hawke walks into my life, there’s an immediate connection. Our eyes lock and an unspoken conversation is exchanged. For the first time in my life, I actually feel something.

But he doesn’t.

He keeps me at arm’s length and pretends there’s nothing between us when there clearly is. I’m not the kind of girl to wait around for any guy, so I don’t.

But that doesn’t mean he isn’t in the back of my mind.

Our paths cross again in a way neither one of us expect and it changes everything. Was it destiny that made it happen? Was it fate?

Or was it something else?

   

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EXCERPT: 
My phone rang and Hawke’s name was on the screen. I forgot to call him and tell him I’d be late. “Hello?” “I know you’re late to everything but…a phone call would have been nice.” He was half teasing me, half being serious. “I’m sorry. I got a flat tire, and I’ve been trying to change it.”
“What?” he barked. “Dude, this is really hard. I’ve been out here for an hour and a half.” Instead of laughing, he growled. “Are you kidding me right now?” Did I miss something? “What?” “Why didn’t you call me? I can change a tire in two seconds.”
“I thought I could figure it out until…I realized I couldn’t.” “It’s freezing outside and it’s dark. Are you stupid?” Now I growled back. “You don’t need to be a dick.” “I’m going to be a dick when your head is shoved up your ass. Now where are you so I can come and get you?” “I can change the tire on my own.” “Clearly.”
“How will I ever learn if you don’t let me figure it out?” “I could teach you. Did you think of that, smartass?” He was practically screaming at me over the phone. “If you’re going to throw a hissy fit, I’m going to hang up.”
“You better not—” Click. I set my phone down and got back to work. He called back in two seconds. I sighed then answered. “What?” “Tell me where you are.”
“So you can come down here and yell at me?” “So I can change your tire. Now spit it out.” “I’m almost done. I can figure it out.”
“You’re really pissing me off,” he snapped. “Tell me where you are or—” Click. He called back immediately. He was such a drama queen. “What?” I yelled. “HANG UP ON ME AGAIN AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.” I rolled my eyes and stayed mute.
“Now tell me where you are before I search the streets.” I looked around and tried to find a street name. “I’m at Gettysburg Park. I’m right at the curb.” Now he hung up on me. Click.  
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Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.

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