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February 7, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book Review: The Look of Love (The Sullivans #1) by Bella Andre

11757975Fall in love with the Sullivans in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance series! Over a million books sold so far!

With THE LOOK OF LOVE, Bella Andre introduces you to the emotional, sexy and fun contemporary romance series about the Sullivan family. Because when a Sullivan bad boy falls…he falls hard. And it’s forever.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. Or is he?

As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women, and whenever he’s home in San Francisco, one of his seven siblings is usually up for causing a little fun trouble. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is–until the night he finds Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley. Not only has he never met anyone so lovely, both inside and out, but he quickly realizes she has much bigger problems than her damaged car. Soon, he is willing to move mountains to love–and protect–her, but will she let him?

Chloe vows never to make the mistake of trusting a man again. Only, with every loving look Chase gives her–and every sinfully sweet caress–as the attraction between them sparks and sizzles, she can’t help but wonder if she’s met the only exception. And although Chase didn’t realize his life was going to change forever in an instant, amazingly, he isn’t the least bit interested in fighting that change. Instead, he’s gearing up for a different fight altogether…for Chloe’s heart. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love).

 

Book Review:

This book was recommended to be by Erica over at The Book Cellar. We’re both a big fan of adult contemporaries. Since she’s read more of them than I have, I hit her up for some recs, and she sent me to this gem of a book. I’m so excited to have been introduced to the Sullivan series!!!

Chase and Chloe were such a cute couple to read about! Every page was full of romance and sweetness. It was just so beautiful! This is definitely not a book that is going to have suspense or drama. It’s just a beautiful romance that will tug at your heart strings.

My only real issue that I had with this book was that it was super insta-lovey. Both of the main characters were professing their undying love for each other within 48 hours of meeting each other. That’s just not realistic in any world. I’m not saying true love doesn’t exist, but it is impossible to fall head over heels in love with someone in 48 hours. Be real.

As for characters, Chloe bugged me a little bit. No, a lot a bit. I loved Chase to pieces, but Chloe came across as an old lady 100% of the time. As a character who was supposed to portray a 30 year-old, I would have pegged her more like 50. I know that’s kind of harsh, but she was just very bland. I also didn’t think that she represented a victim of abuse very well. While I liked the fact that she stood up for herself, the whole thing just seemed very unrealistic.

Overall, this one was a cute read. Would I read it again? Probably not, but I’m very excited to dive into some of the other characters!

Pages: 384

Publication Date: June 13th, 2011

Publisher: Bella Andre

Rating: : ★★★☆☆

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February 6, 2016 posted by Nichole

Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas #1) by Alison Bliss

22859182It’s rule breaker Emily Foster’s birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately, she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she’s entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.

When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can’t have.

Jake’s as hot as he is infuriating, and she can’t help but push all his buttons to loosen him up. Their mutual, sizzling sexual attraction poses a dilemma: Jake’s determined to keep her safe and out of the wrong hands; she’s determined to get into the right ones—his.

Book Review:

Reviewing this series is a little funny for me, because I read it out of order by reading the 2nd book first. While this is a series, both books are able to be read as standalones. That being said, I met Jake and Emily after they were already married and with a kid. So, it was interesting to go back to when they first met and pretty much disliked each other with a heated passion intermingled somewhere in there.

This book was hot, hot, HOT! Holy sizzle! I don’t even know how it could have gotten any hotter. First of all, Jake was PERFECTION, and he just got better as the book progressed. When he ended up working on the farm and showing that southern cowboy side of him? swoooooooon! I swear, I had heart palpitations throughout this entire book.

Another thing that I loved was how dominant Jake was. He didn’t put up with Emily’s whining or her disobeying him. He was a very in your face, take charge kind of guy. He never laid a hand on her or was abusive in any way, but he was definitely in control. That’s totally my thing in books, so I was all over that.

As for Emily, I loved her wild side. I knew she had one after reading the 2nd book, but I loved to actually watch that come into play during this one. She definitely gave Jake a run for his money!

The whole witness protection aspect of this book was both thrilling and sexy. I loved this mix of danger and romance that filled every single page. This was definitely a book that kept me up way into the night reading! Make sure to go buy this book TODAY!

Pages: 392

Publication Date: August 26th, 2014

Publisher: Entangled: Select

Rating: : ★★★★★

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February 5, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book Review: Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling #5) by Nalini Singh

hostage to pleasureSeparated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy–cool, calm, emotionless…at least on the surface. Inside, she’s fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper’s embrace.

DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard’s rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian’s agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules…

 

Book Review:

Hostage to Pleasure was the toughest book for me to read in the Psy-Changeling series. I had the hardest time connecting with the book, and I couldn’t STAND Ashaya AT ALL. It’s a shame, because I was looking forward to this book, since I love Dorian so much. I was really underwhelmed, though.

For sure, my biggest complaint with this book was Ashaya. I couldn’t stand her at all. She just came across really cold, too scientific, and stiff. I know that’s how she was supposed to be portrayed, but I hated it. On the other hand, Ashaya is my mom’s favorite character in the whole series, so far, (she’s also reading the series with me.) I guess, it just depends on your own personal taste in female characters! She was a huge downer for me, though. And, to back me up, I haven’t cared for her in ANY of the books that she has appeared in.

Since I didn’t like Ashaya, it dulled Dorian in my eyes. I’ve always been a fan of Dorian. I was so looking forward to his book, but…..it didn’t work. I was bored out of my mind. It didn’t get to the point that I wanted to skim the book, but came very close.

On a more positive note, there are several action scenes and oh-shit-did-that-really-just-happen!? scenes in this book. As this series progresses, those scenes have developed more. I really felt like the action in this book kept me on my toes and gave me several almost heart attacks. There’s one big scene toward the end that I was like WOAHHHHH. So, that was a bonus!

As always, I really enjoyed all of the side plots and the sections with past characters that I’ve read about. I also really liked the whole twin aspect of this series. I really hope, though, that the author doesn’t give that psycho a book down the road. She really doesn’t deserve one, and I think I would be highly creeped out to read about her in a romantic situation……..No, thanks.

Overall, this book was okay. I would never read it again, though.

 

Pages: 330

Publication Date: September 2nd, 2008

Publisher: Berkley

Rating: : ★★★☆☆

Book Reviews
February 4, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book Review: The Score by Elle Kennedy

the scoreHe knows how to score, on and off the ice

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.

 

Book Review:

I have been waiting for Dean’s book FOREVER. Omg, and was it worth the wait or what?! I can’t even begin to tell you how steamylishish this book was. Holy hell on a cracker. I LOVED this book!

Dean was everything that I could have asked for. He was the total bad boy personification….if that’s the right phrase…I just adored him. And holy sexual heat….he had a whole bunch of that going on! Not to mention the fact that I LOVED him with Allie! Who would have known that they made such a perfect couple?

There were a couple of things that were a little off putting in this book. One, there’s something that happens toward the end of the book that I DID NOT LIKE. You’ll know when you read it. I thought that it was completely unnecessary. The second thing was that I really didn’t like Allie being in acting. Obviously, I have nothing against female actors, but I didn’t like ALLIE being in acting. I was only against it, because I wanted her with Dean 24/7.

Overall, I 100% adored this book. I seriously loved every single second. I spent an entire day doing absolutely nothing except for reading this book. I ignored blog work, I didn’t work on homework, and I didn’t clean the house. I literally just read this book from morning to evening…..late evening….and I finished it in less than 24 hours. 100% recommend! GO READ THIS ENTIRE SERIES!

 

Pages: 350

Publication Date: January 11th, 2016

Publisher: Elle Kennedy (from Goodreads)

Rating: : ★★★★½

Waiting on Wednesday
February 3, 2016 posted by Nichole

Waiting on Wednesday #100

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 

HOLD UP! WHAT?! This is number 100?! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!

This week the novel I am anxiously awaiting for is….

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Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman (I mean, she has my name! I just have the cooler spelling [;)

To be Released February 9th, 2016

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21936937-blackhearts?ac=1&from_search=1

 

I hadn’t even heard of this one until the other day when people started FREAKING OUT about it. Now, I’m curious!

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February 3, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz: Starflight by Melissa Landers

Hey there, booklovers!

 

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m thrilled to announce the release of STARFLIGHT, the first in a brand new sci-fi series from Disney-Hyperion. I originally pitched this story to my editor as “Overboard” (one of my favorite romantic comedies) meets “Firefly” (an amazing show that was tragically cancelled after one season). STARFLIGHT follows the misadventures of Solara Brooks, a penniless felon who indentures herself to her high school nemesis, Doran Spaulding, in exchange for passage to a new world. But when Doran’s memory is temporarily erased, Solara convinces him their roles are reversed—that she’s the master and he’s the servant—and leads him onto a renegade spaceship, where intergalactic shenanigans ensue. STARFLIGHT is very different in tone from the Alienated trilogy, but the story is still filled with all the things I love: humor, heart, and adventure.

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What do reviewers have to say?

 

“Get ready for blast-off! Action-packed and utterly addictive, nobody writes like Melissa Landers. A smart, satisfying romance set in a vividly detailed world, Starflight was just plain fun!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

 

Teens will be bracing themselves during the swashbuckling action scenes. A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

 

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist

 

If you like your sci-fi adventure served with a side of romance, I hope you’ll pick up a copy of STARFLIGHT today. It’s now available in stores and online.

 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1RUTRl2

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1MKVTwt

Book Depository (free international shipping): http://bit.ly/1OoN2WD

Indie Bound: http://bit.ly/1IIMPx7

 

To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a STARFLIGHT swag pack, complete with custom nail wraps, bookmarks, and a mini poster! The giveaway is open internationally. Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.

 

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Best of luck, and happy reading!

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Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit www.melissa-landers.com.

Blog Tour
February 2, 2016 posted by Nichole

Assassin’s Heart Blog Tour: Why Alessio (LES) Would Make the Next Best Doctor Who Companion

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Author: Sarah Ahiers

Release Date: February 2, 2016

Pages: 400

Publisher: HarperTeen

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

 

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down. Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay. With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

 

About Sarah:

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Sarah Ahiers is working towards an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and lives in Minnesota with three dogs and a house full of critters. She has a collection of steampunk hats and when she’s not writing she fills her time with good games, good food, good friends and good family. Sarah writes Young Adult and Middle Grade novels and occasionally dabbles in Picture Books. Fantasy is her favorite genre, though she sometimes can be found playing around with Horror and other things that go bump in the night. Sarah’s debut novel, ASSASSIN’S HEART (HarperTeen, February 2nd, 2016) is a Young Adult Fantasy. In the Kingdom of Lovero, where families of assassins lawfully kill people for the right price, seventeen-year-old Oleander “Lea” Saldana sets out on a path of vengeance against the most powerful assassin family of all. She is represented by Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary & Media.

 

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Giveaway Details:

 

(1) Winner will receive a finished copy and some swag (bookmarks, postcards), US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

1/25/2016- Adventures of a Book Junkie– Interview

1/26/2016- Brittany’s Book Rambles– Review

1/27/2016- Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews– Guest Post

1/28/2016- The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club– Review

1/29/2016- The Young Folks– Interview

 

 

Week Two:

2/1/2016- Cover2Cover– Review

2/2/2016- YaReads– Guest Post

2/3/2016- Dark Faerie Tales– Review

2/4/2016- Storybook Slayers– Interview

2/5/2016- Fiction Fare– Review

 

WHY ALESSIO (LES) WOULD MAKE THE NEXT BEST DOCTOR WHO COMPANION

Okay, yeah, we’re going here. Let’s start by talking a bit about gender.

Why is the Doctor’s companion always a woman? I mean, come on. We all know Rory wouldn’t have been there without Amy. And Jack doesn’t count because he’s only a companion for an episode here or there (but man, what great episodes, right?) (Also, I’m focusing mostly on Doctors nine and up. I haven’t seen much of the old school doctors).

So, yeah. I mean, having women as companions is great because we have chances for those women to maybe kick some butt and be the most awesome companion ever (Donna, anyone??) But, mostly, the Doctor does the butt kicking and the companions just swoon over him (another reason to love Donna—her lack of swooning) and I don’t think it would hurt to maybe have a guy be a companion for more than a one-off episode and more than because he’s there hanging out with his girlfriend who secretly loves the Doctor instead (*cough* Mickey *cough*)(also, guy swooning could be great too)

So, okay. Let’s say for one fun season the Doctor decides that maybe he could use a bromance or could have like a dude along to stop him from being monstrous and letting the universe descend into entropy.  

I think it could be Les from ASSASSIN’S HEART.

Hear me out on this.

Les is great. He’s fun. He genuinely likes people. He is also super gung-ho to try new things and learn about new ways of life and new cultures. Les would be the perfect companion to the Doctor because when the doctor holds out his hand and says “come with me if you want to live . . .” wait. Okay, back up.

When the Doctor turns to him and says “my space box is bigger on the inside than the outside and it travels through space and time, do you want to come with and have adventures?”

Les’s response would be “just let me grab a cloak because I bet space is cold” and off they’d go. And they’d meet strange aliens who are actually really just people and would save lives or be sad about the lives they can’t save and then they’d return home all the better.

And if the cybermen or daleks or other monster shows up, Les could just stab them. Because he’s assassin and that’s how he rolls.

 

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February 2, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book Review: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

 

My Review:

Let me straight up with right now and tell you that I loved this book from the very first sentence. I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful and powerful this book is. My heart feels like it grew 20 sizes, and I just want to cry all of my feelings into my pillow. I don’t even know how to fully express my love for this book.

The characters in this book were SO REALISTIC. I felt like I was with Jessie on her entire journey. Honestly, for most of the book, I just wanted to squeeze her tight and tell her how special she was. That, and I wanted to punch people out for being hideously rude to her. And the side characters? I mean it when I say that EVERYONE was perfection. I just….I can’t even.

I may gripe about her a lot, but my mom is my favorite person in the entire world. She is the most important person to me, and I would shank anyone who ever threatened her or our relationship. So….I was a total basketcase whenever Jessie’s mom was mentioned or when Jessie started missing her mom…..cause I can’t even imagine a world without mine. I don’t even think that I would survive it. There were so many quotes in this book that tore my heart to shreds and then threw it back in the blender for extra measures. This book was just way too beautiful.

I struggled with rating this book a 4 or a 5 based off of SN’s identity. I didn’t feel like it was that big of a shocker. Honestly, I figured out who SN was right away. There were a few moments that made me second guess myself, but I did know who it was and there were only a couple moments that made me question it. While I thought the ending reveal was tricky and a nice move on the author’s part, I would have liked to see a little more secrecy in SN’s identity. There was no part of me that went “OH MY GOD! THAT’S WHO SN IS!?” at the end of the book. I was more like “Called it. Knew it all along.”

I also loved how romantic this book was, as well as how much reality it included. I loved the fact that this book represented true aspects of high school life. As a female, I can admit that females are assholes…especially high school females. We can be catty, sneaky, mean, and vicious. Not that we can’t be nice, but there is NOTHING worse than female high school drama. Speaking from experience here. I just really liked the reality in this book.

Another thing that I sorta kinda struggled with were the adult figures in Jessie’s house. My initial instinct was to straight up hate both of them right away. It took a LONG TIME for me to accept and forgive them and acknowledge that they, also, are human beings. lol. Does that makes sense? At the end of the book, I really appreciated those scenes. However, I did have a lot of anger going on in some of their scenes.

Overall, I flat out adored this book. I can’t tell you how much you need to go preorder this book. It is so beautiful and romantic and real. It’s just….perfection. And at the end of the day, I give this baby 5 stars!

Pages: 336

Publication Date: April 5th, 2016

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Rating: : ★★★★★

Top Ten Tuesday
February 2, 2016 posted by Pavan

Top Ten Historical Settings I Love

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Hi everyone! I have this week’s Top Ten Tuesday for you all. This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and today’s topic is Top Ten Historical Settings I Love. I will admit, I found this week’s topic hard. I do enjoy historical books but I am so bad with determining what part of history they are from. I know the general time, so please go easy on me! I only have written about three Historical Settings so I apologise that the post is a bit short!

Historical (I want to say Imperial but I may be wrong) Russia: I adore Russia! It is a place that has always been on my travel list. Historical Russia is so interesting with the royalty, rebellion and mystery surrounding it. Some of my favourite books are have a Russian setting or have been influence by Historical Russian history such as A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray and Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. With APOY, since it’s a time travel novel the whole book isn’t set in Russia but a large part is-and it’s my favourite section! Also, one cannot talk about  Historical Russia without mentioning the movie ANASTASIA!! Anastasia is an all time favourite movie of mine, I can still quote the movie and sing along to all of the songs!

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Time Period of King Arthur: So Merlin was a TV Show that I absolutely loved (I was devastated when it ended) and it really highlighted an amazing time period. I thoroughly enjoyed the magic of this time period as well as all the Knights! I definitely want to read more books from this time period, I honestly don’t remember any book I’ve read about King Arthur, his Knights or Merlin-but that may just be me forgetting them! If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!
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Elizabethan/Renaissance Period: Ok so I know these are two separate periods but I feel my reasons for loving them are basically the same or very similar. I have a huge thing for dresses, and these periods have absolutely GORGEOUS dresses. I seriously could get so lost in them and I simply adore all the fancy dressing up in books with this setting. There are many books which have the gorgeous dresses on the cover, and I do adore them (as long as they aren’t the same dress again and again-that can get a repetitive).
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So those are the historical settings that I love. I know there are plenty more that I have read but these were the ones that came to mind. What’s your favourite historical setting?

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February 1, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book Review: Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling #6) by Nalini Singh

branded by fireWhen a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped, DarkRiver sentinel Mercy, a cat, and SnowDancer lieutenant Riley, a wolf, must work together to track the young man-before his shadowy captors decide he’s no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it’ll leave them both branded by fire

 

My Review:

I was really looking forward to this book in the Psy-Changeling series, because I’m a BIG FAN of both Mercy and Riley! I wasn’t disappointed at all!! Not to mention….this book started out with a BANG!

The chemistry between Riley and Mercy was off the hook. I loved how they extremely disliked each other but still couldn’t fight their attraction to one another. I mean, Mercy TRIED….but Riley wouldn’t let her. Speaking of Riley….HOLY HOTNESS! I loved his dominant side SO MUCH! And I loved how Mercy tried to prove she was more dominant like 100% of the time. They were the perfect couple!

Another thing that I really liked about this book was all of the side scenes. Are you a fan of Hawke and Sienna? This book will MAKE. YOU. SWOON! This is actually the book that made me skip straight ahead to book 10 and read their book. GOD! And Lucas and Sascha? Their scenes were beautiful! Both of those couples need another book of their own. PLEASE!?

As far as the action scenes go…they could have been more enhanced. That does seem to be a theme with this series. I also would have liked to see more interactions between the two Changelings who came from Mercy’s grandma’s pack. I kind of felt like they were basically there for no reason since they didn’t really do all that much. I would have liked to see a bigger showdown. Nalini Singh has a habit of adding side plots that never really play out to their full potential. It’s annoying.

Overall, I really liked this book! BIG fan of Riley and Mercy! <3 Go read this entire series RIGHT NOW!

Pages: 345

Publication Date: July 7th, 2009

Publisher: Berkley

Rating: : ★★★½☆