Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday Tracks [96]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays are dedicated to music thanks to this feature! Created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. 
Now, this week song is...

BIG GOOD

Artist: Florence + The Machine
Album: High as Hope


favorite part of the lyrics: You need a big god. Big enough to hold your love. You need a big god. Big enough to fill you up.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday [150]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire #2

ENDLESS WATER, STARLESS SKY

by: Rosamund Hodge
Release Date: July 24th, 2018

In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.

Juliet is trapped—ordered by Lord Ineo of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end of the world. Though they’re certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineo’s wishes—unless they can discover a different, darker path to protecting Viyara.

Romeo is tortured: finally aware that his true love is alive, he is at once elated and devastated, for his actions led directly to the destruction of her clan. The only way to redemption is to offer his life to the Catresou to protect and support them . . . even if it means dying to do so.

When Romeo’s and Juliet’s paths converge once again, only a journey into Death will offer answers and the key to saving them all—but is it a journey either of them will survive?

 



Sunday, July 15, 2018

[Review] Dream So Dark, by: Quinn Loftis

Dream Maker #2

DREAM SO DARK

by: Quinn Loftis
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Read Date: July 15th, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, New Adult
Format: eBook
Pages: 272

 

He was created to be a messenger and guider of dreams. He has traveled the earth for centuries upon centuries fulfilling his purpose. Until her. Serenity crept into his existence as seamlessly as the dreams he wove and just as effortlessly, she stole his heart. Their future is still unclear, but Dair knows he doesn't want to spend even another hour without her.

Meanwhile, Emma Whitmore, a brilliant young girl whose overcome so much at her tender young age was dropped in both their laps, but for what purpose neither is certain. Taken from the people she's grown to love and put in a home with a man who has no love to give, she fights to survive. She just has to hang on until she can be returned to the adoptive family who has already claimed her.

Three lives, unsure of what is to come, fighting the darkness that is closing in all around them. If they are to have any future together, then evil cannot prevail. But at what cost to them?

**Warning: Dream So Dark is book 2 in this series and darker than book 1. Child trafficking is mentioned though not graphic. No explicit explanations but themes of sexual violence and healing after are explored. Thank you for considering my book for your next read.**

my rate


I’m tired. I’m sorry, but I am tired of getting my hopes up and then BAM! my suffering is not done it will continue in the next book. I thought I was missing how this author writes, and I kind of did, but I am so annoyed of things never ending and a whole other problem coming and not giving my end.

All that has happened before, but it happened again in this book. I barely remember what happened in the first book, but after a few pages in this one, I caught up. When I keep reading pages and pages, and the problem was not resolving itself I knew it was not going to happen. My happy ending was not going to come up in this book, and that made me disappointed.

Quinn Loftis is a great, great author. I love how she makes these worlds out of thin air, how good these romances are built, how deep her characters are, BUT I disdain that I have to wait so much for a happy end. I don’t like that there isn’t an end. I gave up in one of her series because problems kept coming up and the true happy ending was not near. I would hate to not read more of this author because I love her words, mostly her kickass females, but I cannot torture myself like this.

Now, this book was precious (other than annoying that I already said it was). I felt how deep the character of Dair went for his mate, Serenity. I loved how strong the character of Emma Jean was. I’m not a person that can be called religious, but I understood a bunch of references from the Bible (because I have read a bunch of it), and I loved how she created everything out of there and then some. Again, I dislike how everything came out to be, but let’s see what will be next.

For the future, this is the plan. I will constantly be aware of what this author is coming out with, but I will not read any other book of her until I’m certain that the series is done. It is too much to be hyped for something that doesn’t have an end.

last review


[Series Review] Night Owl Trilogy, by: M. Pierce

NIGHT OWL TRILOGY

by: M. Pierce

  

NIGHT OWL, LAST LIGHT, & AFTER DARK

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Total of Pages: 849

 

my rating overall


My mind is blown. I haven’t open another book after reading this series, yet, after hours of finishing it. I have been writing reviews of other books I have read before this series, but reviewing this book will be as hard as opening a new book right now. My thoughts are not together, yet. Give me a break.

— 48 hours later —

I’m still a little mind blown to even find something good enough to read. So, I think I’m having a book hangover, or I had it when I was reading this series. I have no idea. The thing is that I still trying to catch up with these books. I read some sort of inception. This author is so freaking brilliant.

The story goes around this romance between a very famous, but anonymous, author and a woman still trying to find her place in her life (that’s the only way I can explain it). He has too many issues, like way too many, but she makes him all better. She loves him more than his issues, but they can be a burden. These two got so many things thrown at them that at some point I thought they were not going to make it at the end. The story was really good, down to earth and beautiful in the end.

What has my mind fuck up is this deep thing behind all. The author name is M. Pierce… the character's pseudonym is M. Pierce. The character is writing a book about his life with the woman of his life and the books are titled just like the books in this series. All is like a freaking inception altogether. At some point in the story the characters are arguing that the Night Owl books are in fiction even though they are autobiographies, but just because there are illegal things mentioned inside, everything must be spoken as if its actual fiction. So that makes me think, are these books really fiction? I’m telling you, there is something fishy. But I will not keep this line of thought.

I’m just saying that whoever is the author of this series, did an amazing job.

Friday, July 13, 2018

[Series Review] The Innocence Trilogy, by: Alexandra Torre

THE INNOCENCE TRILOGY

by: Alexandra Torre

   

BLINDFOLDED INNOCENCE, THE DIARY OF BRAD DE LUCA, 
MASQUED INNOCENCE, & THE END OF INNOCENCE
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Total of Pages: 1,299 

 

my overall rating


So, these books have been in my TBR pile as long as I have been a blogger and that is quite a time. These past days I have being knocking down books from way before, my starting days.

This is the rundown of the story. A girl/woman is the intern in a law firm, Julia Campbell. One of the lawyers is Brad De Luca. Rich, extremely sexy, and sex oriented. Now, Julia has been warned off of Brad and his wing, but when Brad catches sight of her, all bets are off. He wants her and he will have her. In my opinion, Julia barely resists and just went straight to a man with secrets that puts her in danger, but will do anything to keep her safe.

This is the second series of this author that I have read, I’m sorry today that I am not impressed with this one. I was waiting in this big boom to happen, a big twist that would have let me wanting more in the right ways, but it let me wanting for more in the wrong ways, it did not close the knots that needed to be closed. BUT I have to admit that the series was hilarious, these two had good comebacks, but my girl Julia was the best of them both. Also, the steamy scenes were very, very hot.

Overall, it was a good read. I wanted to devour a book after the other, but the end leaves wanting something better. I’m sorry for being such a party pooper, but that’s my piece.

[Series Review] Deanna Madden, by: A.R. Torre

DEANNA MADDEN

by: A.R. Torre

  

THE GIRL IN 6E, DO NOT DISTURB, & IF YOU DARE
Genre: Thriller, Dark, Mystery, Romance, Erotica, Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Total of Pages: 1,045

 

my overall rate


I’m still a little fucked up after reading these books. A week has passed and I can barely digest reading the mind of a killer. Not that she, Deanna Madden, was a bad person like other killers are. Just that her line of thinking makes you see her as a human more than a monster.

Deanna has cruorimania (obsession with murder) and a little of anthropophobia (fear of human interaction. So when she knew everything was going downhill, she became a recluse. She “locked" herself up in an apartment and all the human interaction she has received in three years is through a door and through a webcam. I have to clarify that her door is not locked because she wants people to enter so she can have the reason to kill. The only people who would love to enter are Jeremy, the UPS guy, and Simon, the neighbor that locks her up every night. Let’s say that only one of them can enter without actually being murdered.

She has rules, of course. She cannot leave the apartment, she cannot lure anyone into entering her home, and she cannot under any circumstance kill anyone. Rules that obviously get all broken when one of her internet clients go a little too far and risks the life of an innocent child named Annie. Deanna is not a cruel killer, but let’s say that killing a bad guy cannot be considered a bad thing to do, right? That’s how Deanna’s story of killing starts after the first time she did it.

For a series about a person that is constantly thinking about murdering people, there’s a total number of three people death by her hand, kind of low, if you think about it.

I enjoyed the different POVs, except Marcus. I hated that Jeremy wouldn’t take the things that Deanna said seriously. I hated that Deanna wouldn’t be as truthful with him until the end. And I totally hated that Simon was the one who set them apart, and hence why I disliked the end of book three. There is no way that anyone would like an end like that, but after days soaking it, I accepted it.

It was a short read, the whole series, very perturbing, but perfect enough to keep me going until I detest how it ended. All that said, I really recommend the series. There should be more books, but alas, if wishes were fishes. That’s my piece.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday Tracks [95]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays are dedicated to music thanks to this feature! Created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. 
Now, this week song is...

HUNGER

Artist: Florence + The Machine
Album: High As Hope


favorite part of the lyrics: At seventeen, I started to starve myself. I thought that love was a kind of emptiness and at least I understood then the hunger I felt, and I didn't have to call it loneliness.

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