Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lash Review

Title: Lash

Author: L.G. Castillo

Series: Broken Angel #1


Release date: May 6, 2013


Synopsis from

Decades after being banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn’t have, Lash is given a chance to redeem himself. His mission: protect Naomi Duran, a young woman who has lost her faith. The assignment proves to be anything but simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash’s powers. When an unexpected source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core, and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his greatest allies.

Determined to avoid anything that would risk his chances of returning to Heaven, Lash struggles with the greatest obstacle of all—his growing feelings for Naomi. But when her life is threatened by an unknown source, Lash questions the wisdom of the Archangels and his ability to keep her safe.

Soon, Lash will have to choose where to place his faith—in the home he has fought so hard to regain or in the forbidden love he can’t bear to lose.

My Thoughts:  

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Lash, a fallen angel, was banished from heaven for breaking the orders that he was assigned to. After 35 years of banishment, heaven reaches out to him to give him another chance of redeeming himself. His new orders specifies for him to keep Naomi Duran safe. Little does he know that with this new assignment, his past mistakes would resurface and that Naomi would stir new emotions and memories that he has never felt before. The more they got closer, the more secrets are unraveled. In the end, he has to decide between his desire to go back home or the desire he has for Naomi.

Loved Loved Loved this book. Great story line. I've always enjoyed books with Angels in them but this book have many other elements that really surprised me. The book kept me guessing until the end with its many mysteries and secrets. All the characters, even secondary ones were so well developed that I've grown to love and enjoy them . This book is so well written with very vivid imagery that it's almost like watching a movie in my head. Readers would definitely laugh, cry, and be amazed. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Drifting Review

Title: The Drifting

Author: L. Filloon

Series: The Velesi Trilogy


Release date: November 8, 2012


Synopsis from

“Welcome to Velesi, Princess.”

It is Lily’s first day in the Velesi realm but not as the princess she was made to believe, but as a captive to a strange Lithi elf name Ziri – Tharin and Tolan’s mysterious brother. Who is he and why has he taken her? Or is he only a pawn in someone’s deadly game of chess?

Tharin and Lily discover a prophecy involving the Unnamed Sidhe and a way back to Eirrell, the birthplace of the Thirteen Clans. However, before they can get to the doorway to Eirrell, Lily must first make it to the Day of the Seating to take her rightful place on the throne of the Willow Clan.

Tharin must keep Lily safe until the Day of the Seating even if it means keeping the beautiful Sidhe warrior Kalis close to him. Will he be able to protect his naïve, but stubborn bride-to-be not just from Harlu but from his warrior mistress? He once again turns to his brother and cousin, to only find that Tolan has his own problems with his feisty Julia.

Thank goodness for the future king of Velesi that he has Phoris, Alorn and Mellis to cover his royal back.

Welcome to Velesi, a realm existing alongside our own with their own rules, their own players and their own way of life.

My Thoughts:

AMAZING, loved it more than the first book.  The imagery, the action, the romance, the tragedies just kept me at the edge of my seatAlthough there were a lot of things going on, everything just meshed well together.  The readers will learn more about the mysteries that surrounds the story.  The heroine will discover more about her heritage and abilities.  Her romance with Tharin will continue to be conflicted.  Can't wait for the next installment....

The Binding Review

Title: The Binding

Author: L.Filloon

Series: The Velesi Trilogy


Release date: December 11, 2011


Synopsis from

Two nights after her eighteenth birthday, Lily is attacked while out jogging, but is saved by Tharin Lunar, a Sidhe prince. When she discovers that her attacker is her own brother, Lucas, who disappeared four years ago, Lily refuses to believe that her brother would truly hurt her and becomes determined to find Lucas and bring him home. Lily finds that Lucas’ disappearance is somehow tied to Tharin; so when he informs her that she is his betrothed and must return with him to Velesi, fulfill a treaty between their families and unite the two strongest clans through their marriage, Lily agrees. However, she’s not going to Velesi for a wedding, but to bring home her only family, Lucas.

On their journey to the borders of Velesi, the realm of the Thirteen Clans, they’re pursued by a Sidhe assassin group call the Ange, meet with an ogre crime lord that ends badly, deal with a sleazy troll motel manager, and when they discover that there’s a bounty on their heads, they must keep one step ahead of every assassin, bounty hunter and low-life criminal in Velesi.

Protecting Lily has become the biggest challenge of Tharin’s life. Lucky for him he has help in the form of his twin brother, Tolan, Lily’s best friensd Julia and his three bodyguard cousins.

My Thoughts:

LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!.....So much so that I finished it in 1 day....I laughed (the "Vulcan" was my favorite one) and cried so much in this book....This book have so many aspects that I LOVE LOVE LOVE in a book.  1.  Very strong and stubborn heroine  2.  HOT HOT HOT Hero 3.  More HOT HOT HOT Hero friends 3.  A very good BFF 4. Heartwrenching Love Triangle and Swoon worthy romance 5. Action packed 6. Great imagery 7.  Great story pace 8. Lots of Twists and Turns and lots lots more....I would put this amongst my favorites....

Rising Review

Title: Rising

Author: Stephanie Judice

Series: Saga of the Setti

Publisher: Studiokae Publishers

Release date: June 28, 2011


Synopsis from

Having waited a millennium to return to the fertile feeding ground of earth, the dark giants break through a portal and storm out into the world in the guise of a massive hurricane—famished and fierce. Across the ocean, seventeen-year-old Gabriel Goddard is being plagued by terrifying nightmares about creatures that singe and burn the flesh then absorb the life energy of humans and devour the ashes. A chance meeting with Clara Dunaway immediately distracts Gabe from bad dreams. He has always had a sort of sixth sense—to feel the emotions of others around him. Clara’s presence numbs his other sense, nearly knocking him into a hypnotic state. Bewildered and fascinated, he is lured in by her. When Clara finally confesses that she has a similar gift to see auras around people, a spark flames between them, ignited by a paranormal force. Fate soon reveals that there is a higher purpose for their attraction. Along with Jeremy, the head-bangin’ metal head; Ben, the air-headed golden boy; Melanie, the kind- hearted Creole; and the old hermit named Homer, they must face this enemy as one. Discovering that they are descended from an ancient clan of Norse warriors, they awaken their dormant powers, preparing for the dark giants' imminent invasion of their home. A shadow of darkness veils the land. Will the Setti rise to fulfill their long-awaited destiny?

My thoughts: 

THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS STORY.  Different and refreshing.  The prologue of the book easily captivated me.  I loved that there is the POV of Gabe and Clara so the readers can experience different sides of the story.  The characters were well-developed and the story was well paced.  The description and imagery of the setting was done well that when the enemies attacked, it truly gave me the chills.  As always, I always enjoy romance in a story and this book gives you a very sweet budding romance between Clara and Gabe.  I loved Gabe's protectiveness towards Clara and I enjoyed her straightforward personality.  There were a lot of humorous moments (Ben and Jeremy's banters - which I really really enjoyed) and some heart wrenching moment that may make some readers teary eyed.  This book has a lot of action that will keep the readers entertained.  Looking forward to the next installment. 

The Secret Trinity: Unearth Review

Title: Unearth

Author: Jenna Bernel

Series: Fae-Witch

Publisher: Createspace

Release date: April 30, 2012


Synopsis from

Aria Darwin has always considered herself cursed. She is obsessed with finding a cure for the bad boyfriend plague. Worse yet, she’s in denial about her weird abilities and terrified of her mysterious stalker who causes the earth to quake violently with the snap of his finger.

With her two best friends, Aria enters her first semester of college armed with a “no more men” pact in an effort to demagnetize the sleaze balls. Unfortunately, the agreement proves difficult when she meets Liam, a charming foreign exchange student, on the first day of school.

Aria quickly discovers that Liam is not only Mr. Perfect, but he also somehow ignites her supernatural side. Upon the invitation of her dream guy, Aria travels to Ireland through the study abroad program, dragging her friends along with her. But her world of euphoric bliss quickly comes crashing down as she uncovers the truth about her past, revealing who she really is and what she was born to do.

My Thoughts:

This was an OK read for me.  As usual, I like anything that has anything to do with the Fae.  However, I found this book needed more action, better character development, and a stronger heroine.  The flow of the writing was good but more vivid descriptions would have made the writing more captivating.  Too much focus on the romance on this book and less about the heroine's abilities and background. I guess the romance does build up for a reason.  However, the romantic part did not really bring any butterflies out of me.  There were some twists that may take the readers by surprise at the end of the book which may be intriguing enough to move on to the next book. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Chosen Review

Title: Chosen

Author: Kristen Day

Series: Daughters of the Sea

Publisher: Kristen Day

Release date: January 28, 2013


Synopsis from

The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up. Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.

After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life. In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war. As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point. A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive. In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance. The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.

My Thoughts:

What a bittersweet farewell to  a wonderful series!!!  As always, Kristen Day gives us an action packed, swoon worthy, and captivating novel.  I'll miss every character in this series even the most evil ones.  I swear, there were many times when I wanted to physically strangle Nadia.  But that's how you know how good a book is...when you really really react to the characters.  The love story was breathtaking (Guys should take notes from Finn).  The vivid imagery of each setting was so amazing that I felt like I was there in the story.  This book evoked a gamut of emotions from me (laughter, sadness, anger...and so many more).  I'm so sad that this series has reached its end but also ecstatic that Anastasia finally gets her well deserved ending.  Thank you again Kristen for this amazing series. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kiss of The Betrayer Review

 Title:Kiss of the Betrayer

Author: Boone Brux

Series: A Bringer and the Bane Novel

Publisher: Entangled Select

Release date: November 19, 2012


Synopsis from

For fifteen years Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt has led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to none.

Killing Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. But when her plan goes awry and she’s brought into the Bringers’ fold, her own dark secret threatens to be revealed. Desire for a better life wars with a promise made long before she understood the ramifications.

In a deadly mission, Jade and Luc embark on a journey into the Shadow World. As they attempt the impossible, ignoring the attraction growing between them becomes harder to deny. The slightest misstep could mean the loss of their souls and give the Demon King exactly what he needs to open the Abyss of Souls and annihilate the Bringers.

My Thoughts:

Once again, Boone Brux captivates me into her world of Bringers and Banes.  I loved the chemistry between Luc and Jade from the first book and the readers gets more of it in the second installment.  I enjoyed the little banters that they engaged in.  I also liked that although this story is more concentrated between Jade and Luc, the author still included some of the characters that I enjoyed from the first book.  Not only that, you see the different sides of the other characters.  Let's just say it's not just black and white and it was amazing how this author made the chemistry between 2 demons sound so sensual. More secrets are revealed yet more mystery still needs to be unraveled.  The ending was unbelievable.  I am hoping that there's more coming for this series.  I would really like to find out more the history of a certain Bane...