Category Archives: 2014

Cover Reveal: Sacrifice of Mine (Mine #4) by Janeal Falor

Unknown-1Sacrifice of Mine (Mine #4)
by Janeal Falor
Release Date: 9/14/15

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After a ravaging war, Bethany and her family are forced to flee to Envado. There, women are safe from the oppressive rule of male owners. When her pursuers draw too close, Bethany stays behind to buy her sisters time to escape and she’s captured.

She’s turned over to a depraver who tarnishes her. Now bald, branded, and barren, she’s worth less than the shadow she casts. From this lowly place she leads the tarnished to overthrow the Grand Chancellor–the man behind Chardonia’s oppressive rules against women and the tarnished. If they fail to defeat him and his supporters, all will be lost.

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Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.

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Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer


Okay so I’m going to try not to fangirl too much so that I can attempt to be at least somewhat coherent for this review. I loved this book so much. All of the characters felt genuine and I came to love every one of them. Becca was a great lead, she was strong and funny and intelligent. The only thing I didn’t like about her was (view spoiler)

I also really liked Chris even though I felt that he was a bit of a pushover when it came to Becca. I did feel like he became a little overshadowed by Hunter. All of the brothers were great and I truly got the feeling of what a household of teenage boys would be like, it really helped make me feel sympathetic towards Michael despite his surly attitude.

The pace of the story was a little slow to begin with but it did pick up. However if you have read my previous reviews you know that slow pacing usually doesn’t bother me. The ending was another cliff-hanger which is frustrating to no end but luckily I have the next book at hand, or I think I would fear for my sanity. I would definitely recommend this book, this author has such talent.

Paperback, 353 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Kensington
ISBN13: 9780758272812

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 5/5

The Girl from I.T. by Mojofiction


This book was awesome. It follows the journey of very eccentric, and unfortunately cancer ridden Alice. Alice is awesome and hilarious, she feels realistic but at the same time otherworldly. Possibly because she has a very mild case of Aspergers.

This type of MC has made quite a splash lately in many novels. I blame Sheldon Cooper. However unlike Sheldon, Alice’s believability strains at time. I can understand how she might be oblivious to sarcasm but I was surprised at how she drew a complete blank on even the most common phrases.

However despite my small qualm (which may or may not be founded since I have never personally met someone with this syndrome) I really enjoyed this novel. I laughed out loud several times and I was really invested in all of the characters.

Paperback, 281 pages
Published May 2nd 2014 by Createspace
ISBN13: 9781497582781)

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 4/5

Fire Country (Country Saga #1) by David Estes


I’m so relieved that I liked this book, the only other book that I have read from this author was The Moon Dwellers, which is a good book don’t get me wrong but I’m not sure that it was for me. When I found out about the country series I was drawn in, although hesitant as it was a sister series to the Dwellers. But the good news is I liked this book!

It took me quite a while to get into however, the first 50% of the book felt pretty slow and the dialect writing took a bit of getting used to, I also felt that there was an overwhelming abundance of similes in this book and I was not a fan of that.

Now onto what I liked:

– I enjoyed the setting of Fire Country, I’ve read a lot of Dystopians but this world was different than many others that I have visited. The imagery was so strong in this book that I needed a glass of water nearby when I read it.

– I felt that the characters were realistic and the plot kept me interested.

– Also the cover is gorgeous.

I would recommend this book if you’re looking for a fresh read.

ebook, 398 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Smashwords Edition (first published January 23rd 2013)

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 4/5

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier


“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” ― Winston Churchill

This book is an amazing and epic Amazon adventure. The story is broken into duel narratives of the past and present. I normally am not a fan of time jumping narratives but the author weaved the two narratives together with mesmerizing perfection.

It took me a while to get through this book. Not simply because of its length but because there was just so much adventure and intrigue that I couldn’t marathon this book. This is a story that deserves to be savoured.

I can truly say that at no moment was I bored of this book, in fact it has spurred in me, an interest in Amazon history. I love when books influence you so deeply that it leads to many more books on the subject.

My only tiny issue with this novel is that the language of the present day narrative felt very dated. I had actually thought that the main characters timeline was in the 40s or 50s until the mention of a cell phone, which left me quite flabbergasted.

Apart from the slightly dated language, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and would eagerly recommend it to everyone.

528 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by HarperCollins Canada
ISBN13: 9781443412469

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 5/5

Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) by Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston


I liked this book more than I thought I would. It was a really fun read and I found the plot so engrossing. I did think that the world building could have been more in depth and I yearned for a deeper understanding of the magical people in the world. However since there will be more books after this, I am willing to be patient and have faith that the vagueness and curiosities will be elaborated on.

I also found this novel to drag a bit at times. However this does not mean that I didn’t like it ,I can be pretty patient with pacing so I still had fun with this book.

I really liked Nat ( well apart from her stupid name that constantly brought to mind annoying bugs), thankfully however Nat’s similarity with the bug is in name alone. Nat is brave and funny and a normal relatable girl(apart from her crazy power anyways).

As for the male lead Wes, I wasn’t really a fan of his. I felt that his personality was a little inconsistent and I was turned off of him right from the beginning. The issue was that he is depicted in general as this hard on the outside, soft on the inside moral hero. However early in the novel he was contemplating doing something very evil and it was only by a miracle that he didn’t go through with it.

For this reason I was not able to reconcile my past feelings over his actions. In that way the love story didn’t really work for me. Also there is a dash of insta- love and I know some people have issues with that, I wouldn’t have minded it if I thought that the characters were well suited, but for me it doesn’t really work.

Overall I would recommend giving this a read, if you enjoyed other works by this author then I am confident that you will enjoy this book.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
ISBN13: 9780399257544

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 3/5

Kinky in Cancun – Caprice: A Glamorous Erotic Series (Caprice: Sensual Erotica Book 2) by Karyna Leon (Author), Anna Matussek (Translator)


Ebook, 67 pages
Publisher: Bastei Entertainment (December 8, 2014)
ASIN: B00P2O703E

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I was offered the opportunity to review this book and I will say my curiosity was piqued. The publisher is German and they are releasing a few of their best sellers here in the U.S. Naturally my curiosity won and I was quite impressed.

With the setting in Cancun you know sexy adventures are ahead and I stand correct. Along with the sensual experiences, you feel the oppressive humidity, the lush beaches, you are undoubtedly in the arms of this tropical paradise.

Maren Janson is a go getter, she takes her job seriously and allows nothing to hinder her performance. She’ll go to any length to get her story for German tabloid FLASH. She’s a woman uninhibited and wickedly playful. Living for the moment while fulfilling her professional responsibilities – she multitasks. Her adventures leave the reader a tad bit envious.

I thought the plot centering around the tabloid hook was clever and added a punch along with lots of adventure to the storyline. Maren came across as determined but not a rogue reckless reporter out to do exploit her target for the story, a detail exposed in the narrative which I liked, fabulous touch.

Plenty of erotic scenes, sensual and well presented, if you thought the heat in Cancun was unbearable sans erotic interludes wait until you feel the heat while your reading of Maren’s lusty exploits and who she enjoyed herself with….steamy!!

Fans of well presented erotica will enjoy this novella, you won’t want the fun to end in Cancun. Looking forward to more in this sexy, hot series, as we see where FLASH takes us and the carnal adventures to be had.

Bastei will be releasing:
Tease Me Texas available online for free from December 23 – January 5

Tease me in Texas by Annabella Wolf
Caprice, the sassy French redhead and Maren, her beautiful but demure friend and colleague are back in the USA, chasing a hot celebrity story for Germany’s FLASH magazine. But this time they’ll be in small town Texas for a colonial style debutante ball – instead of a glamorous party in L.A. or New York, much to Caprice’s dismay.