Saturday, October 17, 2015

Releasing The Demons

Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Releasing The Demons

Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren't over yet. Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

 Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn't a man at all—he's a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she's ever known.


Now this is the way to start a series. There is nothing better than a book which is more story, than sex.  Yes, we all like hot sex, and this book has some very hot sex, but the sex is just a small part of this awesome story, which grabs you from the very first paragraph. You’re intrigued by Blaze Knight and just want to know as much as you can about him, then enter Valerie Medeiros, and before long you’re wanting these two very strong people to fall for each other and when they do, the sparks start flying.  The love story is truly the back story of this series.  It’s more about the Hybrids and their fight with the vampires.

I loved this new take on vampires and the Hybrids; it's new and refreshing. The story keeps you reading from the second you start the book to the end, when you say awe, come on there so much more to learn, then you remember this is book one of a series, and you go YES.  Now I’ve got to sit and wait for who knows how long to read the next book in this awesome series.  I can’t wait to see whose adventure into the night we get to share in. This is an adventure I’m looking forward to.


Would I recommend this book to others?  YES

Would I read other books by this Author?  YES

Is this a Novel or Novella? Nice length Novel

Is this book priced correctly? Wow I’m shocked to me this is under priced.  What a bargain read, I’d pay double for this quality of a book.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Catalina and the winter Texan

Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Catalina and the Winter Texan

Catalina Reyes has sacrificed everything to own a beach-front recreational vehicle Park. Widowed and struggling, her Park falls on hard times and needs extensive renovations to stay open.
When Manuel Batista, a widowed and successful contractor rents a slot at the Park, he's immediately attracted to Catalina and captivated by her fiery spirit and determination. Manuel helps Catalina to renovate her Park. Working together, their relationship sizzles, but Catalina realizes Manuel will return north after the winter. Unwilling to start a long-distance relationship after a painful breakup in her previous marriage, she must learn to trust again.
Can they overcome Catalina's fears and bridge the gap of hundreds of miles between their homes and families to find a second chance at love?


First of I’ve got to say you hit this one out of the park. As a person in this age group, I’ve seen my step mom find love after my dad’s passing, as well as seeing my mom find love again and my step dad was the best thing that ever happened to my mom until she passed a few years ago. It doesn’t matter how old we are, we all deserve someone to love.  Now to explain why I’m only giving this story a four star when I feel you hit it out of the park.  I don’t speak Spanish and had to look up meanings to words.  You might want to put a glossary of the words in the back of the book. This is also why It’s taken me over a month to write the review, I’ve been thinking hard on how to approach this and being blunt I feel is the best way. Not everyone knows and understands Spanish words after all we are Americans.
From the first paragraph you feel the connection between Catalina and Manuel and you keep saying to yourself Catalina you’re being stupid if you don’t take this chance. You have a way of putting the reader right there on the scene like we are watching a movie unfold right before our eyes. You’ve captured each and every emotion, so the reader is laughing and crying as they are reading this story.
The editing was perfect I didn’t stumble across any grammatical or punctuation errors, which always ruin a book for me.


Would I recommend this book to others? YES

Would I read other books from this Author? YES

Is this book a Novel or Novella. Novella

Is this book priced correctly? Yes it’s at the top end of what I would pay for a Novella, but with the quality of writing Miss Roman does it’s spot on.     

Monday, October 12, 2015

Twains End

Review copy provided via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review

Summary: Twains End

In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both. He proceeded to write a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, calling Isabel “a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded and salacious slut pining for seduction.” Twain and his daughter, Clara Clemens, then slandered Isabel in the newspapers, erasing her nearly seven years of devoted service to their family. How did Lyon go from being the beloved secretary who ran Twain’s life to a woman he was determined to destroy?

In Twain’s End, Lynn Cullen reimagines the tangled relationships between Twain, Lyon, and Ashcroft, as well as the little-known love triangle between Helen Keller, her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, and Anne’s husband, John Macy, which comes to light during their visit to Twain’s Connecticut home in 1909. Add to the party a furious Clara Clemens, smarting from her own failed love affair, and carefully kept veneers shatter.

Based on Isabel Lyon’s extant diary, Twain’s writings and letters, and events in Twain’s boyhood that may have altered his ability to love, Twain’s End explores this real-life tale of doomed love.


I’ve been trying for over a week to connect with this book, as I was a huge fan of mark Twain. As a history buff, I thought this would be right up my alley, but as much as I try I can’t seem to connect.  I can tell it’s a well-written  story, those, the three star rating and not a one or two.  It’s not very often I find a book I can’t finish reading.  I feel so bad about requesting to review this book as it sounded so intriguing.


Would I recommend this book to others?  NO

Would I read other books from this Author? I’d like to try another book and see if it was just this one book.

Is this book a Novel or Novella?  Novel

Threefold(Threefold #1-3)

Threefold (Threefold 1-3)
By Sotia Lazu


Colin Daniels is shallow, and proud of it. He only concerns himself with people who live up to his standards of beauty, and his best friend's new girlfriend is found lacking. Becca is curvy, loud, and apparently all for public displays of affection.

None of that would matter, if Colin didn't find her sexy despite his better judgment


Brad Miller thought he was being attentive to his girlfriend's needs when he talked his best friend into having sex with her. It's Becca's fantasy he wants to fulfill, and that's the only reason he's trying to convince Colin to join the two of them on her birthday. Colin stubbornly insists it's a bad idea. Feelings may develop and risk their friendship, as well as Brad's relationship with Becca.


Becca Keith was never a one-man woman until she met Brad, but he's made monogamy fun, and she's head over heels for him. Her thirtieth birthday is in a few days, and Brad has promised her a rather unique gift—his best friend, cocky and irresistible Colin.

When Brad comes to her with a confession and a suggestion, Becca has a choice to make. She can stay with Brad, leave him, or give in to something that might make her happy beyond her wildest dreams.

Note: Previously published as separate novellas, Threefold contains three new scenes.

Not sure how I felt about this book. I liked the premise of the story that is why I picked it. I am always interested in a three way relationship. I wasn't really up on how it started. I want this for my birthday...even though I love you and by the way with your best friend. Disaster in the making. Colin was an ass. He was superficial and arrogant. I never warmed to him and he made it seem like he was lowering his stamdards. I could somewhat relate to Becca, I am a curvy woman and all the insecurities it brings, bit she tends to take her sex life to limits that I just could grasp. I am up for a woman getting what she wants but she was a tad crass in her way to get it. Brad I just couldn't relate to he just screamed wussy to me. I was so not into them that I skipped their three way moment. 
The book wasn't bad just not for me.

Received a copy for a honest review.