Thursday, October 18, 2018

WOW IT S THURSDAY

Welcome to Thursday all , today I have a very emotional book for your weekend . Be prepared for heartbreak with NEVER BE ALONE by Paige Dearth 

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 Young Joon's parents died, her foster family is dangerous, homelessness is her only option.
Joon had a good life with her parents--she was loved and cared for the way all eight-year-olds should be. Then, one horrible day, her parents died, and she was put into the foster care system.
When Joon is placed with a single mother, Aron, and her two sons, nothing could have prepared her for the cruelty and brutality she would be subjected to over the next four years. When things escalate and her foster brother Deen threatens her, Joon takes to the streets to escape the viciousness of her foster family and start her life over.
On the streets, Joon finally finds comfort with a group of homeless teenagers. But things are never what they seem, and there is always a price to pay for safety on the streets. NEVER BE ALONE is a story of homelessness but hopefulness, as Joon's relentless determination eventually helps her find her place in the world and make a difference. 

                            MY REVIEW 
    This book is intense and heartbreaking . Joon had a great life with her parents until the day they are killed and she is left an orphan .  When she is put in foster care and sent to live with a single mother and her two sons , Poor Joon isn't ready for what will happen to her living with these people . The abuse they do her . When she is at her lowest and after Dean the son threatens her . She does the unthinkable and takes to the street to live . Where she finds a group of friends that will help her and keep her safe . But there is one rule on the street NEVER BE ALONE  and there is always a price to pay . Will Joon find her place in the world to be happy and safe. 
   This story will break your heart trust me on that one . The characters are so well written and you will want to wrap Joon up in a warm blanket and hug her tight . She is a tough cookie but she wasn't always that way . At first she could come off as a little naïve but she grows up fast . She is a fighter and doesn't let anything or anyone get in her way . She wants to be somewhere safe and secure  where no one would hurt her ever again There are many people that come into Joon's life that help her in ways that keep her safe . Tony and Vincent make an appearance in this book and they help Joon out a lot.  
   This is a gritty story that will rip out your heart more times then you can count . There are so many twists and turns through out this book . What I truly liked about this story is that is so true and current to what is going on in the world right now This book isn't for the faint of heart . You will cry and your heart will shatter over and over again . I admit I actually had to put the book down a couple of times because my heart just couldn't take it . Like all the authors works the characters are driven to be better and want to do better . So if you want to have your heart ripped out and then have it repaired . This is the book for you . ITS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART THOUGH . 
   

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Books to curl up with: OK LADIES I HAVE FOUND YOUR NEXT BOOK BOYFRIEND

Books to curl up with: OK LADIES I HAVE FOUND YOUR NEXT BOOK BOYFRIEND:   Good Tuesday all . Well let me tell you I got an advance copy of Aleatha Romig's new book SECRETS ( Web of Sin #1) . Let me tell you l...

OK LADIES I HAVE FOUND YOUR NEXT BOOK BOYFRIEND

  Good Tuesday all . Well let me tell you I got an advance copy of Aleatha Romig's new book SECRETS ( Web of Sin #1) . Let me tell you ladies I have found your new book boyfriend .

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SECRETS – Web of Sin book 1

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen aboveground.

Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete.

Since that day, long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine.

She just didn’t know.

My father is now gone.

The city and the underbelly are now mine.

The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets and make her who she’s always been—mine.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

*Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy.

                         MY REVIEW 
  What do you do when you are whisked away from your family when you are a young girl and told never to come back to Chicago. That is what happened to Areneae McCrie . When she was whisked away with a new identity  Now a successful business woman in Boulder Colorado . She is part owner of Silken Threads with her best friend . When there are things happening in Chicago and Areneae aka Kennedy has to head their to figure out why product is missing . She is brought back to her past and the sexy strange man that says she is his . What is a girl to do when he takes control of her life with a promise of her past and a part of his future . Will she survive or be his downfall 
     Let me introduce you to Sterling Sparrow. He is tall , controlling and oh so sexy . He is the heir to a mass fortune but there is a dark side to him . He has been through so much from an over bearing father to time in the army . He is now the head of Sparrow enterprises and in complete control. Ladies trust me he will make your heart speed up . But you know with this author , there is always more to her characters then meets the eye . That is also true for Sterling and you will love and hate him at the same time . 
Areneae aka Kennedy is well she isn't naïve but she is a little not really worldly. She has been through so much in her life . Being yanked away from her family and given a new identity . At the beginning you just want to wrap her up in a warm blanket and keep her safe . But you see her start to grow and get sassy with Sterling . Just like all her characters she is stronger then she then she lets on .  I truly like theses characters . They are great one on one but together they will be unstoppable  
   This is the first book in a brand new series for this author . She really can write dark romance . I was hooked by the end of chapter one . Besides a smoldering sexy couple . There is mystery and intrigue as we piece together their history .  I couldn't put it down , I had tears in my eyes a few times and had to fan myself a lot of the time .  I must say I love Aleatha's dark side , she puts the alpha in men . I truly enjoyed this first book in the new series . Yes it did end in a cliff hanger but that's ok I know she won't keep us waiting too long . So if you want a sexy new series that will keep you hanging on every word . This is the book series for you . First book coming out on October 30 

YOU CAN PREORDER TODAY 
 https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Web-Sin-Aleatha-Romig-ebook/dp/B07GJM88DG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539700667&sr=8-1&keywords=secrets+by+aleatha+romig

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Books to curl up with: HAPPY TUESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY TUESDAY ALL: Happy Tuesday all , I hope all my Canadian readers had a great long Thanks giving weekend and you are all recouping nicely . Today we are go...

HAPPY TUESDAY ALL

Happy Tuesday all , I hope all my Canadian readers had a great long Thanks giving weekend and you are all recouping nicely . Today we are going to go a different route and review a cool graphic novel I found read and actually forgot about . I reread it today and fell in love with it again . THE DAMNED Volume 1 by Cullen Bunn

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 During prohibition, gangsters grew rich on our vices, and rivalries between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses, a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust and other sins to fuel a more lucrative trade: mortal souls. Enter Eddie, a mortal who lost his soul long ago. Caught in the middle of competing demonic families, any other human would've gotten the ax long ago. But Eddie's got a special talent that keeps him on his feet. One man's curse is another man's gift. THE DAMNED is hard-boiled noir with demons, and the team behind THE SIXTH GUN is bringing it back with new colors, a new format, and a new ongoing tale of tommy guns and hellfire.

                         MY REVIEW

      This book is set in Prohibition times in America . Where crime organizations are controlling most of the alcohol coming in . There are rivalries and wars going on between all of them . But what people don't know there is a more sinister power is controlling the crime organizations . With greed and gluttony running rampant . Poor Eddie enters the world the only man who has lost his soul to the devil a long time ago. The only thing that is keeping him alive is his special talent .This is a dark noir book that will keep you reading . 
  This book is dark and so well written . You really start to care for Eddie . He is one poor tortured soul that is caught between two rival crime families . He is basically a fixer and his gift is that he can't die or can't stay dead for long . You really start to feel for him . You want to take him in your arms and hug him . You will either like him or hate him its your choice . There are also femme fatale which really isn't as fatale as you think . There are also the hangers on who really just want to be there . You will like some of them . The right hand men of the demon bosses . There are characters that you will really like and those you will hate and those that will bend your mind
  The story is dark and the illustrations match the story line so well . I have seen the novel in black and white and I love it in the colour. The colour adds to the story . The story is well written and you just can't put it down . There are demons and people and they take you on a eerie rollercoaster ride . Where you will feel the pain of the humans involved and you have a love hate relationship with the demons and Eddie . So if you love eerie graphic novels with a great story line and great illustrations this is the book for you . Check it out . 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:  Welcome to Wednesday all , if you are like me and woke up to snow falling . Yes I said snow falling so I have a great book for you . DARKBL...

WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

 Welcome to Wednesday all , if you are like me and woke up to snow falling . Yes I said snow falling so I have a great book for you . DARKBLADE JUSTICE  by Andy Peloquin

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A tide of slain children. A hunt for a faceless killer. A clash of shadows and steel.
The Hunter of Voramis stalks a demon wearing human form. The discovery of a child slaughtered in a bloody ritual sets him on a path to hunt down the killers—and a collision course with the criminals that rule the Praamian underworld: the Night Guild.
Ilanna, Master of the Night Guild, faces a string of gruesome murders that threaten the peace of her city. The body count is rising and a power-hungry Duke is eager to pin the blame on her and remove the Guild from power. She vows to unmask the culprit before more innocents are slain or, worse, her own followers wind up the next victims.
An immortal assassin and a cunning thief. Both are determined to bring justice to the slain at any cost.
As long as they don’t kill each other first…
An epic clash ten books in the making! Worlds collide as the Hunter and Ilanna face off in a battle for the city of Praamis.
If you enjoy thrilling murder mysteries and pulse-pounding sword and sorcery, you’ll LOVE Darkblade Justice. Prepare for total immersion in the dark underground and grim streets of Andy Peloquin’s epic fantasy world!

Praise for Hero of Darkness:

Action, fear, anger, remorse, rage, and gut wrenching pain, and then, yet more unrelenting action.– R.W.
Well written, page turner and you just can’t stop reading it. I need the next one! – Amazon Review
Excellent characters combined with great world building make this a can't miss series for fantasy lovers. — S.C.

In the Hero of Darkness Series:
Book 1: Darkblade Assassin
Book 2: Darkblade Outcast
Book 3: Darkblade Protector
Book 4: Darkblade Seeker
Book 5: Darkblade Slayer
Book 6: Darkblade Savior
Book 7: Darkblade Justice

Note: To truly enjoy Darkblade Justice, readers are recommended to finish the Queen of Thieves novels first:
Book 1: Child of the Night Guild
Book 2: Thief of the Night Guild
Book 3: Queen of the Night Guild
Traitors’ Fate 

                                                    MY REVIEW 

    This book brings two of my favourite characters together to solve the murders of children in Paramis . The Hunter following a demon hiding in human form . He heads to Paramis to find out who is behind the slayings . When he runs into Illana and the Night Guild . Both of them trying to find out who is killing the young children and why . Between the demons and the Duke that is really eager to blame this all on the Night Guild . Will they find out and bring the killer to justice . Before they kill each other . 
  
   This book was the book that I was waiting for . The Hunter and Illana in the same book , yes. I so love the Hunter , he is the personification of a true hunting machine is . He is logical and methodical and relentless in the pursuit of those that are evil . But we also get to see a more human side of him and a side that is actually really fun . You will really like him in this book and if you liked him before you will really like him in this book . 
  Now lets talk Illana , she is amazing in this book . She is tough and won't back down from anyone . Even the Duke who wants her dead and the Night guild stopped . She doesn't take any bull from anyone , She is such a strong female character that you will fall in love with ,  We also see her try and balance being a mom and running the night guild . Which is harder then you think. We also get to see Koydn all grown up and wanting to help . 

   This book is EPIC  yes I said it . I have loved all the books in both series so when I heard the author was going to combine both worlds . Yes I admit it I did a happy dance . When I got the book I sat down and read it in a day and a bit . I couldn't put the book down . I really liked how the author combined both worlds into one story. And kept each character getting equal time one character didn't over shadow the other character at all . He had them both working different angles on the same murder . They are both powerful characters that work really well together and the author balanced them very well .  This is a fast read if you love epic fantasies . The author really takes us on a thrill ride , you need to sit down and buckle up and enjoy the ride . If you want to know more about the characters I would say read each of their series . Trust me though you will not be disappointed in the least . You will fall in love with the characters .