Thursday, December 26, 2013
Cinderella Wore Combat Boots by D L Jackson
Sometimes Fairytales come true...
First Sergeant Cori Valentine faces a bleak future. She’s turning forty in three weeks and life as she knows it is over. An injury received while on deployment has earned her an early retirement from the Marine Corps, something she’s not sure she’ll survive. Things get even better when interfering Marines set her up on a blind date for a party she doesn’t want. The guy has to be a total toad to want to go out with her. Right?
When Madame Eve informs Retired SEAL, Sol Keller she’s found his perfect match, he doesn’t believe it, but takes up the challenge. One look at the First Sergeant in a sexy dress and combat boots has him wondering if fairytales really can come true. Madame Eve might be the legendary Fairy Godmother, and Cori his Cinderella. Sol intends to show the Marine beauty a Prince Charming she’ll never forget, and that retirement isn’t the end of her story but merely the beginning.
Star Rating: Five Stars
Review: What a kickass story!! I absolutely loved this one, not that I haven't loved others' but this one hit close to home.
Everyone deals with some sort of insecurity or phobia, some more than others. This is especially the case when you've suffered a career altering injury like First Sargent Cori, or retired Navy Seal Sol who lost a limb while on a mission.
First Sargent Cori doesn't know what she's going to do without The Corps, she never thought that she would have to face this decision. Enter Gunny who contacts Madame Eve at One Night Stand and sets Cori up with retired Navy Seal Sol Keller for her retirement party. Cori reluctantly goes along with the goof, never expecting to be knocked on her ass when she meets Sol and sparks fly between the two of them.
But is she willing to leave everything that she knows behind to try something new, or put her trust in someone she barely knows?
And what about Sol? What are his hidden secrets?
I have once again fallen in love with DL's portrayal of Cori and Sol, two war scarred heroes that have had to find something else to do with themselves after injuries sideline them. You can see the insecurity in both Cori and Sol, and I can relate to Cori as she tries to figure out what the hell she's supposed to do now.
The reason this hit close to home is that I myself have Cystic Fibrosis, and I look like any other thirtyish year old female. I don't look sick, but I am and someday CF will most likely kill me. It's a daily battle to do my treatments, medicines and take care of my family, and battle depression. When I met my Soul thirteen years ago I sincerely thought at that time that I would never find him. That I would be forever damned to be alone because of my CF.
But that's not all my husband came into our relationship with his own battle scars. When he was seventeen months old he managed to pull a pot of boiling hot water and noodles onto himself, sustaining third degree burns over a third of his body. He had to endure months of hospitalization, and years of brutal teasing and bullying from others.
I remember when we had just met he asked me if his scars bothered me, and I asked him 'What scars?'
Because at that point I hadn't seen any of his scars, I didn't know the story behind them either. His scars cover the upper left pectoral, down to his elbow on his left arm, and the left half of his back all the way to his waist. When he asked me the question he was referring to the few scars that grace the side of his neck and jaw. I honestly hadn't seen them ( I have to admit that I am an ass girl, and my hubby.... *fans self*)
In summary, because I could go on and on and on, lol, there are somethings that we just have to learn to let go and strive forward. And others that if we find the right person won't matter at all. We're each unique and beautiful in our own ways. Each of us have that something that will make us stand out to that one person. They won't see our flaws, and we won't see theirs, we'll both complete and strengthen the other.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Trained to hunt rogues and protect the human race from the threat of shifters, Christa Baker is beginning to rethink her career choice. Especially when her niece and nephew--who she's raised on her own--end up in the crossfire. Now she's looking for a way out and disappear off Shield's radar for good. She never thought her out would be a gorgeous wolf who kidnaps her after raiding Shield HQ.
Warning: Contains one woman on a path she's not ready for, a man who thought things would be different, and a heated exchange that turns out to be the best thing ever.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Being Prince Charming by D.L. Jackson
“You’re no Prince Charming.”
Words screamed in anger, an empty nest, and an emptier life are just some of the reasons people divorce. For Gunny, a diehard Marine who refuses to give up the Corps, and Lissa his wife of over twenty years, the reason isn’t a good one. After a heated argument morphs out of control, Lissa walks away and in his pride, August refuses to go after her.
It took two years, but Lissa is finally ready to move on with her life and marry another man. Only one problem, her heart still belongs to the Marine she left behind.
August is back, looking for a second chance, and this time he isn’t letting Lissa walk away without a fight. Gunny has given up everything, including the Marine Corps, for a second chance with the woman he loves. Madame Eve has given him one night to prove to Lissa he’s all she ever wanted—that he can still be her Prince Charming. Fail, and she’ll marry another man in the morning.
For this Marine—failure is not an option.
Review Rating: Five Stars
Review: D.L. Jackson has done it again!
Being Prince Charming brings to light that you can't stop letting your other half know that you love them, that they are special to you! Tell him/her everyday that you love them, that they're are beautiful and you can't live without them. But don't stop there, SHOW THEM! And guys I know its exceptionally hard for some of you to do that, but if you want to keep your other half then you're gonna have to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and do it!
This book had me turning the page until the very end, I wanted to cry and cheer at the torment that both Lissa and Gunny went through for the sake of pride. I absolutely LOVED the dress up bit that Gunny did for Lissa, I know that it more than likely wasn't easy for him being that he's a macho Marine, but for the sake of the woman he loves he donned those tights and sucked it up.
I won't spoil the end of the book for those that have yet to read it, but if you've read other books by D.L. then you know you're in for a treat!
I'm fortunate that I have a husband that shows and tells me everyday that I am beautiful, that he loves me. He has kept me sane, and brought me back from the depths of post-partum depression and allowed me to be an incurable book nerd. I couldn't ask for a better life partner than him, I hope ya'll find yours if you haven't already.
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Review Rating: Three Stars
Review: The title to this book grabbed me off the get go, and the blurb made the story sound inriguing. But as some of you know you sometimes can't always tell a book will be great or stink just from those two things alone.
This was the case with this book.
While over all the story was intriguing, I believe that it could have been better. For me there wasn't enough 'meat' to the story and often found myself confused as to what was going on.
There was a brief mention of the heroines name having something to do with 'Snow White' but in my opinon there was little else that even resembled the popular fable, other than the evil step-mom. (Evil Queen) There were no dwarves, no huntsman, and the Tuttenbaum girls, if they were the reference to the dwarves, featured so little in the story that they may as well have been not in it to begin with.
I'm sorry, I don't mean to tear apart an authors hard work, and I sincerely dislike those that do so. I don't intend for any of this to be negative, or criticizing in any way, this is just my humble opinion of what I read. I realiz that Ms. Myles took liberties with the original fable, and that is fine. I know there are people out there that will most likely disagree with my opinion, and that too is fine.
In conclusion, I believe this author deinitely has potential, but this book did not inspire me to pick up more from this author. Maybe you my fellow readers will have a different opinon, and I would love to hear it if you post a comment.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thank you so much for allowing me to interview you D.L. I'm sure your fans are anxious for you to finish writing Trace and Cordray's story, I know I can't wait to read it myself!
Thank you to all the fans that stopped by my Blog today as well, you can follow Donya on Fb, her blog, and her website for interesting little teasers that she loves to drop on us!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Eternal suffering is the fate dealt to Roark Blackwell. A fierce protector under a curse, he longs for a woman can never have. By day, a hideous stone creature, and by night, a flesh and blood immortal, starving for the touch of a single woman. After centuries of torment, he takes his destiny into his own hands and seeks the help of Madame Evangeline. For a single night, he wants to feed his carnal cravings, but what happens when morning comes?
Living dangerously comes second nature to Kaida Lee. Struggling with her dark sexual appetite, her fiery temper and her ancient lineage makes finding an ideal match impossible. A descendent of the dragon, she has a genetic burden that no mere mortal could withstand. Having two cousins succeed in romance with the aid of their friend Madame Eve, she seeks satisfaction through the services of 1Night Stand.
Madame Eve comes through again in yet another awesome 1NS by Kali Willows. While I like Yong and Tatsu's story's better, this one still brought me to tears and made me we to scream and yell at the unfairness of it all!
I've read several books by this awesome author and each one has kept me turning the pages to find out what happens next.
Dragon's Breath is definitely a must read if you're in love with Kali's Dragons, and I know I for one am!
Can't wait to read more from this delightful author!
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Ivan's Captive Submissive by Ann Mayburn
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REVIEW: Holy freaking tie me up too please and thank you!!!
*FANS SELF* This story was HOTT, HOTT, HOTT from the word go!!
I couldn't get enough of Gia and Ivan, HELL the russian accent alone and I would have been "yes sir, whatever you say sir!"
The whole concept of being auctioned off to the highest bidder sounds like a TON of fun! I personally am not into the capture, forced seduction them, but Hey if thats what turns your crank *shrugs*
And of course we have the issues that each of us come with when we enter into a new relationship.
Ann's way of writing her characters brings them to life in such a way that you feel as if they could walk off the page.
Their vulnerabilities, their strengths but most of all the Heart of the character comes out in her writing.
I've read quite a few books by the wonderful Ms. Mayburn, and it has certainly been a fascinating ride to see her work develope and mature with each new book.
Ivan's Captive Submissive definitely takes you to the "darker" side of BDSM, but it doesn't make it sound like its horrible for needing that extra bit of kink. In fact, for me at least, it made me go "Hmmmm....that sounds interesting." ^__^
I for one cannot wait to read more of this series as it comes out.
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Thursday, November 7, 2013
3rd place winner - RWA Heart of the West contest
"If you've been waiting for the next Black
Dagger Brotherhood, this is it..." -GraveTells
Assassin Gina Carano doesn't have time for love. In fact, the last thing she wants is a mate. But Gina can't stop thinking about Malek, the handsome AKM enforcer she met in Chicago. And now she's beginning to fear Malek's memory is the reason
for her crippling panic attacks, which have assaulted her relentlessly since she left him.
Malek has never dealt with the centuries-old death of his first mate, but now that he's formed a new mating link to Gina, he has no choice. Stuck between the agony of mourning and the despair of being without Gina, his mind fractures as he attempts to reconcile the two halves of himself.
When Gina botches a hit on two vicious vampires in Miami, she reluctantly flees back to Chicago, where Malek must choose between the past and the future before he loses Gina forever.
Warning: This bookcontains explicit sexual content, sensitive subject matter, references to non-traditional/alternative
lifestyles, and strong profanity.
Review Rating: FIVE STARS
Review From the get go this book is filled with action, sass, and best of all true love. <3 <3 ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!
One heart beaten and broken by the lose of a beloved mate, fractures as he can't accept his new mate before him without losing the memory of his first.
One heart sliced and diced by an abusive mate, panics at the thought of mating again.
Can Malek and Gina learn to put their pasts behind them in time to save them both?
>>Insert dramatic music<<
You get to meet some new faces that are added to the AKM family, and see the familiar as well come together in support of Malek and Gina. What makes this such a great read, and one of the best of the series so far is the way that Donya brings them into the story.
For instance one of the new faces that you are briefly introduced to is Kieran (if your're a part of her readers group on FB, then you know this guy will eventually get his own book) was brutally experimented upon by Bishop in the labs, and is rescued by Trace and Io when they rescue Miriam (Rebel Obsession)
You also meet some new baddies....Searcy and Vaydon Aka The Dacians =__= Uber nasty ass wipes with a god complex chip on their shoulders.
My personal fave though would have to be Brak.....TRACE'S TWIN BROTHER!!!!! Yes, ladies the uber powerful, and smexy Trace has a twin. I for one certainly can't wait to find out whats in store for him. *sighs dreamily*
Having been with this story since the Beta stage, it was truly awesome to see, what even then was an epic tale, come to life even more after being fine tuned.
But back to the book ^__^
Both Malek and Gina have been in The Suffering, and they've both been denying it BIG TIME (De Nile, isn't just a river in Egypt ya know) But due to a fudge up of EPIC world ending proportions, Gina and her friend/boss of The Knights of Justice (KOJU) retreat to Chicago. Where....Malek is, once there Gina discovers just how much the guy is hurting, but its not until one MAJOR F-up by Malek that things really collesque for the two.
Add to all the mating drama Bishop needs to cover his ass, so he has "the phantom" to kill the two Dreck that are currently in King Bain's dungeon, but who is this phantom you ask....Mwahahahahaha I'm not saying.
But where do the Dacians come in, well they are at the beginning, middle, and the end. They have big plans to over throw King Bain, and kill anyone that doesn't agree with them....Have I mentioned they're Freaking Nasty!
I can't really say much more about this book without giving away sooo much more, so I'm leaving this hear and you'll just have to go read the book to see how it all comes together and how it all ends unexpectedly. 3:)
Next up in this epic series is Bound Guardian Angel (Traces book) *SQUEE* So be on the look out for that and Good Karma (Book 1 of The Mark Strong Chronicles)
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
All choices have consequences, only sometimes they’re . . . delayed.
Cortland Nash fled Dartmouth to avoid being arrested for murder, but his best friend, Ford Delgado, is in danger. Cort returns, prepared to keep his head down, and do whatever it takes to keep Ford breathing, but when he finds a beautiful young woman out in the snow, frozen in fear, his plans change. He needs to make sure she’s safe—even if the greatest danger is him.
Akira Hayashi never thought she’d overcome her fear of men, but the care of an experienced Dom helped her achieve so much more. She’s embraced her submissive side, and found her strength as the captain of the Dartmouth Cobras’ Ice Girls. There’s nothing she can’t do—except function when she’s mugged in a parking lot. The intimidating stranger who rescues her makes her feel things she never thought possible. The only problem is his connection with Ford, a man she’ll hate forever because she refuses to feel anything else.
With the constant threats from the crime lord he once called “Dad,” Ford Delgado has no room in his life for love. Unfortunately, Akira already has his heart—which is split in two when he discovers Cort is dating her. The betrayal has him lashing out, trying to move on, to grow as a Dom, and free himself from Kingsley’s criminal empire. He tries to forget what Akira means to him, but one look into her eyes shows him the last thing she needs is for him to let her go.
This e-book contains material not suitable for readers under 18. There are situations involving sex and violence and extreme emotions as a result. It also contains scenes that some may find objectionable, including BDSM and other rather enjoyable practices. As the characters are prone to exploring their sexuality, it is advised that readers be prepared to see some lines blurred. Or erased….
Author takes no responsibility for nonexistent lines. ;)
Author’s Note: The Cobras series has a continuing arc about the franchise, players, and previous relationships. Some plots continue through the series and may involve more than the main ménage. The series is best read in order.
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Star Rating: Five Stars
Review: Sorry it took me so long to get this review done, but between family things popping up and the evil crud making its way through my house...(sigh) Anyway with out fail here it is my loverlies. I hope you enjoy ;)
After a traumatic experience with men you would think that Akira wouldn't want to be touched by ANY man, let alone turn to the safety and surety of a BDSM relationship. Well thanks to one man she has been able to work past that night and is ready to finally have someone to call Master.
Getting out of the business was what Cort Nash wanted and then circumstances brought him back into the fold. So here he is again, trying to balance himself between the danger and the new love that he's found in the arms of Akira. But it will take something a little more to make their little family complete.
That something comes in the form of Cort's long time friend and once charge Ford Delgado. After receiving a beating from his "fathers" thugs he calls in the only person he's ever really trusted.
Now things are starting to get volatile and lives are at stake. Where will Cort come out, where will Ford? And what is Akira going to do once she finds out the truth?
;) Buy the book and find out.
Ms. Sommerland has certainly delivered a cocktail of surprises in this book. Whew! I could hardly stop reading it once I got started, her characters reacting in ways that a normal breathing person would react making the story all the more real. I loved it, too many stories out there put unrealistic expectations on the characters, not so with this one. I could see the scenario playing out, the intrigue and secrecy, the push to keep your loved one out of the shit storm...All of it.
Now I have to confess, I was a bit loss because I haven't read the books in between this one and the first one with Max, Oriana and Sloan. So it did take me a bit longer to work my way through the dynamics that had changed the new characters that had joined the group and so on so forth. But it was an awesome book over all and now I need to go back and read the rest of the books, so I don't feel so left out. ;)
Looking forward to the next book in the Dartmouth Cobra's.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.
As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he’s willing to trade his life and future for Acheron’s.
The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now.
She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her. But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer.
Yet it’s hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours, even when it's your own twin, and when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul?