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From Ashes
Molly McAdams

When Cassidy Jameson's best friend Tyler took her to Texas with him when he left for college, she was expecting his cousin, their new roommate, to be a Stetson-wearing cowboy since his family owned a ranch; not this incredibly gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl that seemed to make the world stop whenever she looked at him. Because of her past, she's only ever trusted two men in her life, Tyler and her dad whom passed away when she was six. But there's something about Gage that draws her to him in a way she can't explain, only problem? He's always telling Tyler that he doesn't want Cassidy living there and sees her as nothing more than his little sister.

Gage Carson was excited his cousin Tyler was coming to live with, and go to college with him. When he'd called to ask if he could bring his friend Cassi with him, Gage didn't care. Gage had heard about this mysterious friend since they were kids and felt like he already knew her. Nothing would prepare him for watching her jump out of Ty's Jeep though. Not only was Cassi the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, but there was something about her that within seconds of meeting her, made Gage want to protect her, and make her his. Too bad Tyler made it a point to remind Gage on a daily basis that he was dating her and she was completely off limits.

For a year and a half, Gage and Cassidy dance around their feelings for each other as Tyler continues to keep them apart; until one day Tyler unknowingly pushes her right into Gage's arms. With Tyler unable to keep lying to them, they finally start a relationship both have been craving since their first meeting. But when an accident and disaster sends her back to Tyler and California, will Cassidy be able to come face to face with the demons from her past to live a life she and Gage deserve; or will the fact that she once again ran to Tyler be the final push that ends Cassidy and Gage for good?

I liked this book! So much more than I did 'Taking Chances'. The author did ramble on a little towards the end like in that book, but not nearly as much. Sometimes I just want her to end the book earlier on but to each their own. I don't always have to know the characters' entire life story in one book. The last few chapters always seem to go on and on and on. I get that they are living happily ever... just wrap it up already.

First, let's start off with Gage Carson! Wow! Yum! Delish! Who doesn't love a Texas cowboy that just happens to be a gorgeous, sweet talking hunk of a fictional character? I know I sure do! Perfection! I loved his character from the first page till the last page.

Secondly, let's talk about Cassidy. She's a pretty cool character for the most part. Dumb, yeah. But not nearly as sheltered and stupid as the girl from 'Taking Chances'. You could actually relate to Cassidy even when she was doing things that made you want to punch her in the face.

Thirdly, let's talk about Tyler. Seriously a giant douche! Even when he was having his "good" moments throughout the book, I still hated him. Which was good because then I knew that Cassidy wasn't going to end up with him instead of Gage. She might be retarded at times but she wasn't a horrible person who would pick a retard like Tyler over a hottie like Gage.

In 'Taking Chances', Harper only ended up with Brandon out of default when Chase died. I was seriously worried that the author was going to pull the same stunt in this book, but she didn't! Thank goodness! I wanted to be able to rate this one 5 Little Bookworms but I just couldn't with the prolong ending. Still, this book gave me a better understanding of Molly McAdam's writing choices. I'm just happy that this book didn't upset me as much as her last book did. So, go out and read this book because it was really good!


From Ashes
by: Molly McAdams

When Cassidy Jameson's best friend Tyler took her to Texas with him when he left for college, she was expecting his cousin, their new roommate, to be a Stetson-wearing cowboy since his family owned a ranch; not this incredibly gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl that seemed to make the world stop whenever she looked at him. Because of her past, she's only ever trusted two men in her life, Tyler and her dad whom passed away when she was six. But there's something about Gage that draws her to him in a way she can't explain, only problem? He's always telling Tyler that he doesn't want Cassidy living there and sees her as nothing more than his little sister.

Gage Carson was excited his cousin Tyler was coming to live with, and go to college with him. When he'd called to ask if he could bring his friend Cassi with him, Gage didn't care. Gage had heard about this mysterious friend since they were kids and felt like he already knew her. Nothing would prepare him for watching her jump out of Ty's Jeep though. Not only was Cassi the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, but there was something about her that within seconds of meeting her, made Gage want to protect her, and make her his. Too bad Tyler made it a point to remind Gage on a daily basis that he was dating her and she was completely off limits.

For a year and a half, Gage and Cassidy dance around their feelings for each other as Tyler continues to keep them apart; until one day Tyler unknowingly pushes her right into Gage's arms. With Tyler unable to keep lying to them, they finally start a relationship both have been craving since their first meeting. But when an accident and disaster sends her back to Tyler and California, will Cassidy be able to come face to face with the demons from her past to live a life she and Gage deserve; or will the fact that she once again ran to Tyler be the final push that ends Cassidy and Gage for good?

I am a little over half way through this book and so far I love it! Wow... Gage! OMG - I love you! Tyler - I really don't like you at all. Cassi - You aren't too bad, but let's face it, you aren't Gage!

Molly McAdam's book's are a little long-winded but usually worth it. This is the same author that wrote, 'Taking Chances'. I feel like I read, read and read some more and can't even make a dent in this book. I'm just ready for it to all go down. Gage and Cassi are too happy for it to last much longer. The description tells you that much, but I'm still not ready for Cassi to break Gage's heart and run back to that asshole Tyler.

I am excited to see how it ends and hopefully I can get it done tomorrow night. I've actually been busy at work, shhh don't tell any one, they might try and make it a regular occurrence. I will be sure to post a new blog letting you know what I think of the completed book so hold tight!

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Ten Tiny Breaths
By: K.A. Tucker

Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.
Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.
But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

Okay... so this book was pretty amazing. But once again, I would really like to take out that little part of my brain that thinks too much. I had this book figured out before she even started foreshadowing it. Why can't I use this crazy, wicked brain power for something good instead of evil? I'd really like to enjoy the shock of a book for once.

Regardless, this book was pretty kick ass! Kacey is so funny! If you don't laugh reading this then there is probably something seriously wrong with you. This author is amazing! I have already went on amazon and got a different series of hers to start on.

You will enjoy this book because it's deep without being too deep. It touches on some pretty intense topics but isn't written around those 100%. It's hard to explain but you will totally understand if you decide to read it. I'd highly recommend this book and I promise you won't be let down.

Every single character will steal your heart after meeting them. Only a talented writer like this can mix a run-a-way PTSD survivor, a teenager way past her years, a not so dumb blonde haired, big boobed stripper, an adorable little kid, a police officer, and a hot neighbor all into one book and get away with it. It is super funny from the first few pages until the end. You will love to hate the Kacey and Trent at times but are so happy when they finally get their shit together.

The next 3 books are all rated 3 Little Bookworms.

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Bad Rep
By: A. Meredith Walters

"Who gives a damn about their reputation? Oh, that would be me! Especially since mine had gone straight to hell in the span of thirty minutes."

Maysie Ardin is soaking up the summer before her junior year of college, shopping, hanging by the pool and shopping some more. But when her black belt in spending lands her in trouble with her parents, she is forced to take a second job at a local bar to dig herself out of a deep financial pit.

She thought she’d be miserable. But then Maysie didn’t count on Jordan Levitt, the hot, pierced and tattooed, drum playing bartender who also happens to be very interested in her. And the feelings are totally mutual.

It had the makings of the perfect romantic set up. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy has girlfriend? Okay, maybe not.

But attraction is a hard thing to ignore and soon Jordan and Maysie find themselves in the middle of a gossip induced firestorm. Maysie has to learn whether she can set aside her fear of public disapproval in order to be with the one she wants. Or will she let the opinions of others dictate her life and her heart?

I really wanted to like this book more but I just couldn't. It started out so good then just went downhill from there. I loved Maysie at first then she turned into a little drama queen! And I don't do drama queens! I will however say differently for Jordon. He is the one thing that stayed good throughout this book. Oh and her roommate too! I really liked that girl!

I felt myself skipping parts just to get to the end and that's never a good sign. It had such potential but somewhere it just want all wonky. The writing was good, the plot was good, the characters were even believable. I don't know why but I just couldn't love this book.

I wouldn't say don't read it because it was entertaining, it just wasn't as good as I thought it could be. I felt let down to be honest. Maysie went from total kickass to complete whinny bitch overnight. Her character is probably the main reason I couldn't fully enjoy this book.

Let's just call it a draw on this one. It wasn't good, it wasn't bad, it wasn't much of anything except a decent read. If you've read it and feel differently let me know because I would love to be proven wrong on this one.

by: Elizabeth Lee

Alyssa Boyd had big plans. Big plans that included getting the hell out of the little town she’d grown up in with her two best friends. When she decided it was time to let one of them know her true feelings for him; a change of plans resulted in a tragic turn of events. Now, Alyssa is left alone to find her way out of the darkness that an untimely death has left in its wake.

Jesse Vaughn was never good at letting people in. He’d learned a long time ago that it’s easier that way because people leave, or, unfortunately, die. The one person he wanted to let in doesn’t want him anymore. The only problem is he can’t stop thinking about her. Jesse returns to the childhood home he left behind with one goal in mind… to convince her that they should be together.

When Jesse finds Alyssa she’s not the same girl he left behind. She’s wild, reckless and hell-bent on not giving Jesse a second chance. Lucky for Jesse, his stubborn streak has always been a mile-wide and he’s not about to give up on her.

When your life has been shattered can you really pick up all the pieces and move on?

Mature YA/New Adult Recommended for readers 17+

Here is another one that I wanted to love but just couldn't. It's pretty depressing from start to finish. I mean, the entire book does revolve around two friend's best friend dying, so yeah, it's pretty sad. Jesse & Alyssa are great characters but they are kind of annoying at the same time. They are both too stubborn for their own good.

My favorite character is the one who is dead actually. Their best friend died and is brought back via flashback memories so you get a good sense of who he is. You almost read it wishing that he didn't die in that car accident because the book could have been so much better with him in it more.

I guess my biggest issue is with Alyssa because she is just pathetic from the get-go. I've never lost anyone that close to me so I can't say how I'd cope with a loss that great but you really want to punch Alyssa sometimes. She just keeps dragging her feet pretending like it will all just go away magically.

Another book with so much potential that I personally feel just fell flat. It's not a horrible book and I'd totally tell someone to read it but it just wasn't the book for me. I need my female characters to have a little more spunk than this one does. I also need for the characters to take chance more. It's really frustrating when you read a book and just want to reach into the pages and shake the sense into the characters. That's how I felt most of this book. I just wanted to grab a hold of them and force something interesting to happen already.

If you are interested in it and want to know more details just ask me. It really is a well written book that might be wonderful for someone, just not for me. I would read another book by the author in a heartbeat. I just don't think this subject matter was the right one for me to invest in.

Accidentally on Purpose
by: L..D. Davis

Emmy thinks her boss Kyle Sterling of Sterling Corporations is a dick.
So, she sleeps with him.

Emmy tries to put the mistake behind her, but then finds herself snowed in with Kyle. As the snow builds, so does the heat in the house between the two. The problem is that Kyle has a steady girlfriend that he is unwilling to break up with. Emmy cuts Kyle off and starts dating Luke. Even as their relationship takes off, Emmy is finding Kyle hard to shake. He is blatant in his feelings and desires for Emmy, putting her in an awkward situation. She tries hard to resist Kyle, but deep down inside Emmy's motives are shady. When Emmy succumbs to her hidden feelings for Kyle without setting Luke free, devastating consequences ensue.

In addition to her two men, Emmy daydreams about doing violent things to her loud mouthed, opinionated mother.

With drama, romance, some humor, and plenty of alcohol, follow Emmy as she deals with the consequences of "accidentally on purpose" falling for two men at once.

And once again, as if I'm a broken record, this one just wasn't as good as it could have been. Because it started off amazing! Better than amazing... it started off incredible. It was probably one of the funnest books I'd read in a while. It keep me entertained until about 75% through the book. At that point, it just kind of flopped.

Gotta admit though, my quick thinking little brain didn't see it coming as too why her boss was acting the way he was. It almost felt forced when that was revealed. Totally out of left field on that little piece of information. It was almost as if it was an after thought to help validate some crazy ass behavior.

Then the poor "other guy" was entirely too good for Emmy from the get-go. Why he even kept her around for as long as he did I will not understand. Then towards the end when things get interesting it's like a second person swooped it to write the ending. I just remember reading a chapter thinking WTF just happened. Then it just got stranger. Then after all of that it started to swing back around to normal-town. A little too late I might add. By that time I just wanted the book to be over with because I was sad about it's drastic plummet towards crappy-town book USA.

Another book that was just frustrating! You completely fall in love with Emmy from the first page and feel horribly let down towards the middle-end of the book. I still don't understand what happened to be honest with you. Like I said, someone else started writing parts into the book and just took over at the worst possible times. I wanted to pull my own hair out reading the end. It just kept going and going and taking me no where!

I was probably the most disappointed in this book because it started out so freaking good! I laughed so hard reading it at first. You will see, it just makes you giggle because it's so blunt and frank. Then out of nowhere it just changes into something else. I truly believe this book was abducted by aliens and probed within an inch of its life before crashing back down to Earth. Then you are left with a book that rambles on and on about aliens kidnapping it and how they are really out there and they are coming back for it. Seriously, it was that for fetched at times.

Okay, maybe that's just me being dramatic. I just wanted this book to be so much different than it was. I can deal with annoying little slutty brats who cheat and are torn between Mr. Right and Mr. Wrong. I just can't deal with a book that makes you want to slam the characters head into the ground in order to try and wake her back up.

Please if you read this and thought the same thing, please let me know, because I don't like feeling this crazy. And once again, it was a great book just not for me. So please don't let these reviews turn you off from taking a chance on them because they are all very talented authors and works of art. 

Falling Update

Finally I have found some amazing books that are beyond good reads! I can't wait to get this posted because you are seriously missing out if you haven't read these books yet. Wow! If you, like me, are tired of the same teenage love triangle, then these are the books for you. They are for mature young adults and do contain some fun things that aren't for the younger readers. So whatever you are doing, put it down and pick up the box of Kleenex because you are going to need it!

all of the books below are 5 little bookworm rated

The coincidence of callie & kayden
by: jessica sorensen

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

(New Adult Contemporary) **Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

OMG! I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this book is. I've read her Ella & Micha book and didn't think it was all that amazing. As for her other novels, I haven't read them so I wouldn't really know. But this one I did read and this one I will recommend because it blew my mind! Now I will be the first to admit that I tend to figure out things before most do. So nothing shocked me in this book because I did see it before the author made it obvious, but that didn't take away from the book at all. The story of these two characters is beyond heartbreaking. This book will fustrate you, make you fall in love over and over, it will make you laugh and it will make you cry your eyes out. If you don't hit every emotional available then you are broken. Sorry, but it's true. This book just hit a spot in my heart that needed to be reached. Sometimes you just come across those books that make you see life in a total different way and that is how I felt after finishing this book.

You will fall in love with Kayden from the very first time he makes an appearance in the book. Even though Callie is a little odd, she is very reachable when it comes to a character. You might not have been through what she has but you understand her because of it. When her and Kayden begin their relationship it is completely buy-able because they don't just swoon over one another for no apparent reason. They take their time finding each other and growing together. They get scared and they back away and then they run back to each other. It's very "real" and "touching". I think that is why I fell in love with this book so much. They are both the underdogs hiding unexplainable hurt inside but slapping on a brave face for everyone around them. They are really an amazing couple and fantastic characters. I highly suggest you grab this book and read it before starting anything else. It is just, wow!

fallen too far
by: Abbi Glines

To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter.

She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far.

Abbi Glines has done it again... like always! She just keeps getting better with every book she releases. This is another book that I picked up and read cover to cover in one sitting. It's just that good of a story that you don't want to put it down. I've read all of her other series (for the most part anyways) and this is her newest to be released. It's always fun being introduced to new characters with a completely different comfort zone that you are use to by an author. This is not like any of Abbi Gines other books and I suggest you run and grab it as well and start reading!

Blaire is a sweet-hearted girl just trying her best to overcome the crappy life that she has been dealt. While you will want to hate Rush with a passion, you just simply aren't able to. For some unknown reason the boy will just tug at your heartstrings. Trust me, you will want to knee him in the balls at times! Other times you just want to tell Blaire to kiss him already! It's a very love-hate type of relationship. Again, there is no love triangle or teenage drama attached to this book. While those things are fun, sometimes they can become boring and predictable. This is certainly not a book that is going to put you to sleep while reading it. Once again all of the characters are relatable and the plot is believable. By the end of this book you will be blurry-eyed and begging for more when it leaves you with a giant question mark. The second book can't come out soon enough for my liking. Now, go enjoy!

these next books are all
4-4.5 little bookworm rated

losing it
by: cora cormack


Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible—a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

I had been putting this book off for a while now because I was just being to cheap to shell out the few bucks for it. I know, I am cheap! My husband's tightass ways are rubbing off on me. Except when it comes to shoes but lets get back to the book review before I self-incriminate anymore. I am glad that I finally went and got it and pushed it to the top of my to-read list because it was adorable. Again, no teenage love triangle crap and mature young adult content.

It's one of those books that you have to rush out and grab but I would say that it should be something that you read when you get the time. It was funny and heartfelt. I enjoyed the book and who doesn't love a hot british guy? Seriously now, he totally made the book for me. Even though I couldn't do a fake british accent to save my life, I did however find myself reading his parts in one. Somehow, even in it's horrible sounding way, it made Garrick ten times hotter! Garrick, yes Bliss is so right when he names even sounds hot. Oh yeah, and Bliss the girl you will love too. She is just adorable. She's cute and quirky and lovable. There journey together is fun and entertaining. I think it's a great book and would read this author again in a heartbeat.

by: Alice Clayton


Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.

Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and--was that a meow?--punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.

Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick...

Come on now, the title of this book will make you ponder buying and the description will seal the deal. Funny! OMG! It has been a while since I read a book and actually laughed out loud at parts. I got a few strange looks and wild comments but totally worth it. From the first paragraph you will be cracking up all the way to the end. Seriously though, the end will make you nearly pee you pants from laughing so hard.

Caroline & Simon will drive you mad with their sexual tension and frustration that builds the whole book. Even Caroline's girlfriend are lovable and quick-witted. This author is totally someone I would love to be friends with. She reminds me so much of myself and some of my closest friends when we get together. Some of the stuff this girl comes up with makes me envious. Like, why couldn't I be that clever?

I haven't read her Readhead Series yet but I do have the first book downloaded. I'm not one to read a series in a row or an author one after another because I do get burnt out and bored easily regardless of the material. So, I am taking some time to finish up my own book and read a few others before I start her other series. But I promise I will keep you updated on that as well because if it is half as funny as this book is then it's still worth blogging about. I am just happy to finally have another set of good books in a row to rate. I really hate reading a book and then not enjoying it and then blogging about it. But, I can't just tell you all the good without warning you of some of the bad. That just wouldn't be fair; plus not everyone has the same taste as me, so I think it's important to shed the light on all that I read.

let's start off on a high note and go down hill from there... hope this helps you decide on your next book.

'edge of never' by J.A. redmerski

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she's ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she'd do. He shows her what it's really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew's dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?(Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ - Adult Contemporary Women's - New Adult Fiction)

5 little bookworms!!!!!

Let's start of by saying that I saw this book on, of course, the top 100 free kindle best sellers list. I got it a while back when it started jumping up on the list. Looked okay from the description, nothing to die for, or so I thought. The main reason I did get this book was because of it's high rating. I don't know what it is know, but at the time it had a bunch of reviews and it was 5 stars. That's like unheard of to have that many reviews and them all be 5 stars. So, I took a chance yesterday when I saw that it moved over to the top 100 kindle best sellers list (paid version) and decided I needed to find out what was so amazing about this book. Thank goodness that I did because wow! just wow! it was that good. It was beyond good! I still can't get over how good it was to be honest with you.

I have been on another one of those long, endless strings of bad books and felt like giving up for a while. Thankfully, I joined the bandwagon and got to reading this one. I has jump started my back into 'I must read ever waking moment' trend and I love it for that. Sometimes you just get a bad batch of books, I'll get to those next, but it only takes one to change it all around.

Reason #1  - this book is mature young adult (thank you sex scenes!)
Reason #2 - a strong female lead (granted she is down but she certainly isn't out or whinny!)
Reason #3 - ANDREW PARRISH! *swoon worthy*
Reason #4 - No Drama! No Love Triangle! No annoyingly unrealistic fantasy boys fighting over an over the top little spoiled princess who doesnt deserve two amazing hotties fighting over her. Fiction or not, I need realistic!
Reason #5 - The last few chapters you will cry. You will cry so hard that you can't even see the sentences any longer because your tears are getting in the way. You will cry so much that you have to stop and wipe them away because they are falling at a pace that is dramatic for being too emotional invested in a book and their characters. You will check the page number/percentage of how much is left at least 30 times in the last few chapters because you are so sad that you can't possible have the book end by ripping your heart out like this. You will curse the author for daring to bring you down this emotional road and scare you to death thinking the ending is going to kill you because there isn't possibly enough book left to fix this tear-jerking ending.


'the dark secrets series' by a.m. hudson

4 little bookworms

Vampires do not care about the myths people believe. They feed on humans, walk in the daylight, and no, they certainly do not sparkle. The only problem is, they don't usually fall in love with their food, either. But David Knight is about to discover that love knows nothing of morals or laws.

When Ara-Rose learns the truth about her boyfriend, David, she will be forced into a world of death and secrecy. Living each day on a path lit by predictability, Ara had never imagined such nightmares could exist. Now, her fate is measured by a choice between eternal love and a normal life, a decision she only has until the end of the summer to make.

*There will be 5-6 books in this series.

* The book is delivered in Australian English

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Book II in the Dark Secrets series.

"Deeply integrated series. You need to read Tears of the Broken before reading this one."

Love was only the beginning of her nightmares.

When Ara discovered the existence of vampires, she was given the choice between a life as one of them, or a life without her true love.

But fate has a funny way of making choices for you.

After breaking the heart of the boy she loves with a truth he cannot bear, Ara will find herself in the arms of a predator who will steal her innocence and force the hand of fate.

Will David Knight become her rescuer once again, or will he be too late?

couldn't finish

Death never leaves us. Once it's touched our souls, it hungers for our return--waiting for us to fall. And if it finds Ara again, she will have no way to escape.

Moving on from David was hard, forgetting the abduction and torture was almost impossible, but nothing as devastating as the thought that now, because of her, David might face the horrific punishments of the Set.

No one knows where David went after he lost Ara, but she can only hope he's the one leaving subtle clues for her to discover, and it makes her desperate to find him--desperate enough that she would risk her life, hanging out with an informant who means to kill her. What truths she is told about David's dark past, though, will threaten to change her heart and destroy the way Ara perceives everything. She must ask herself if it's right to love one monster, then hate the one who tried to destroy her.

In all her searching, the promise of immortality will finally be renewed, but sold at a price Ara's not sure she's willing to pay.

Is love enough to make her submit to this new role, or will it fail her once again and leave her reaching back for the grasp of death?
Let's start with book #1 then move to #2 & #3...

Book #1 - The Australian writing style was different. If you read it you will understand what I am talking about. Just certain things they say are so different from how we would say it. Sometimes it cute then other times it's really annoying. It's one thing to have an Aussie say something Australian but it's another to have the American say something Aussie.

Okay... so this first book really got me hooked! I love me some vampires and really, who doesn't love the love triangle thing? Granted, it can be annoying at times but you know you go crazy wondering who they will end up with. Keeps ya on your toes :D So this book did just that. The girl is rather irritating but she has her reasons so I let it slide.

Book #2 - Bought it because book #1 left me dying to know who she was going to pick and what she was going to do. Hmmm... that's all I will say for those of you that do intend to read this on. Let's just say that at some point you need to pick one and stick with it. Because really, what guy is going to put up with your annoying crap, not get sex in return, and have to fight for you. Seriously? Only in a book could that ever happen. By the end of this one I was sick and tired of her 'poor poor pitiful little me' routine. I can only take so much of that crap before I want to slap the character myself.

Book #3 - I didn't get far. I couldn't make myself because I was basically rereading books 1 & 2 over and over again. Nothing new happens. Nothing exciting happens. It's still the same annoying little brat crying over everything that's so horrible in her life while stringing along two guys who are obviously brain dead. Needless to say, I put this book down and moved on to bigger and better things. My life is boring, dull, and I like whine over my own overly dramatic little not-so-exciting life. I can't deal with your crap along with it. I read to escape the my normal life and you are just making me depressed more. Time to just cut my losses and remember you for the first book and try to forget the rest.

'Endlessly' by c.v. hunt

When Ashley walks into a shop run by the vampire, Verloren, they both get the surprise of their lives. Ash is about to learn that she’s not just another pretty young woman, while Verloren is astonished to find himself falling in love. But how can a vampire love a human? And what if the human isn’t as human as she seems? When Ash’s true nature reveals itself, the entire power structure of the world’s outsiders teeters on the brink of destruction. Verloren and Ash become more and more terrified as they grope their way toward the ultimate truth: that they hold the key to something much larger than their own survival.

no little bookworm rating bc i just couldn't finish it

This has been on my kindle forever and I finally decided to give it a whirl. Well, I didn't get very far before getting really board. I wanted to like it but it was not the book for me.

Reason #1 - Vampires! I love vampires and I selfishly love them a certain way. I do not like my vampires to be some gothic freak with pale skin (albino) that sports green & black hair. If you aren't a hot vampire (by my ridiculously high standards) then I just can't be invested in your story.

Reason #2 - When you are a girl living in the middle of no where and you discover someone lurking around in your backyard, you do not invite them in (especially if they look like said vampire ^^) after only meeting them earlier that day/week or whatever. This is when I want to stop the book and rewrite the scene to make her run up the stairs wearing a see-through & no bra (classic, i know right?) top bouncing like a giddy little school girl when the guy with the axe is slowly tailing you with every intent on slicing you into pieces. Why you might ask??? One: I'm just morbid like that :D Two: You are seriously a dumb bitch that needs to be killed before you can reproduce more idiot offspring like yourself. Hence why I stopped reading the book and decided to move on because it wasn't going to get any better.

'jenny pox' by jl bryan

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

no little bookworm rating bc i couldn't finish this one either

Here we go again... I did get like 80% through this one before I gave up. It started out good. It got weird. Then it got really, really weird. Then it just took a crazy ass left turn straight to crazyville! And I happen to enjoy the random little visits to crazyville but this one like the bad part of town crazyville that you don't venture into alone, in the dark without being a drug dealer, hooker, or just in general being a complete freak with a death wish. There I said it... this book was ten times crazy the level of weird that I am into.

Reason #1 - The girl needs to eat! The book makes her sound like a half-starved little bag of bones!
Reason #2 - Popular guys who are jerks don't randomly turn into swoon-worthy lovers over night especially if you are a sack of bones.
Reason #3 - The extensive pot use early on in the book should have hinted towards something that I just wasn't even prepared for but stumbled into and feel like a complete idiot for not seeing all the warning signs leading up to it.
Reason #4 - Any book that has extensive drug use, random and creepy sex scenes, and holy-rollers should be listed with a warning label for gullible people like me.
Reason #5 - Teenagers with the insight to take over the world because this town has obviously been drinking contaminated water and every time I turn a page someone new has a super power. Hmm... did I mention creepy teens trying to use religion and sex to overtake the population?

If theses few reasons don't scare you then please, by all means, read this book and tell me that I was wrong. I can't be the best judge since I didn't finish it but I read enough to know that I wasted too much of my time on it. Creepy!

'my secret life: the complete series' by tanya korval

This is all four parts of the 'My Secret Life' series. They are also available separately, but you save one third off the price by buying them together. It's cheaper to buy this collected edition even if you've already bought part one.
85,000 words.
On the outside, Erica has it all: looks, a steady income, a high-powered job that sends her around the world. But on the inside, a life spent in hotels, meetings and executive airport lounges is slowly leaving her numb, isolated from everyone around her. On a business trip to New York, she finds herself rapidly spinning out of control, seeking not romance but something raw and forbidden. When an innocent mistake gives her the chance to be a prostitute for the night, she jumps at the chance: and nothing will ever be the same again.

Erica enters into a world of limos, mansions and private jets, partying in LA and shopping for designer clothes. But as her adventures continue, can she find a way to balance her adventures with work, life... even love? Or are her two lives destined to collide... with disastrous consequences.

Here's an extract from part one (remember you're getting all four parts). The extract and the stories themselves are for adults only.

The water shut off in the bathroom. The swish of a towel as he dried himself. He was in a hurry: he wanted me.

The bathroom door opened and he emerged, hair damp, a towel around his waist. I was right about the body: his chest was still nicely defined, his stomach firm. A three times a week in the gym man. As he walked towards me, I noticed there was a full-length mirror behind him. I watched myself as I stepped forwards to meet him, looking into my own eyes. I'm 5'6 without the heels, most of that in my legs. Many years ago, I used to dance, thighs flexing and stretching as I moved through arabesques and pirouettes. I was never suited to it: my hips too full, my breasts too big. But I got to keep those long, elegant legs.

'Did you wear them?' the smile as much in his voice as on his face.
I lowered my eyes demurely and place one foot slightly in front of the other, one hand flat against each hip. Then I slowly slid the green dress up, over black silk stocking that glistened over every curve of the smooth, pale flesh beneath. The thick black glossy band of the stocking top rose into view, the metal suspender clips shining and glinting. The dark elastic of the straps sliced down each creamy-white thigh, emphasising their paleness. I stopped there. His eyes were locked on my legs. I had him. When he finally glanced upwards, I gathered my hair in one hand, exposing my neck.

'Could you...?' I asked, with a hint of shyness, and then turned my back to him so that he could see the offered zip. He stepped forward: close enough that I could feel the heat coming off his body. The zip inched down, the rasp of it the only sound in the room. The dress loosened, the zip finishing at the small of my back. A sharp intake of breath, and I knew he'd just glanced down at the backs of my legs and seen the seam running vertically up each leg. Men are nothing if not predictable.

I released my hair and gently stepped away, the hair sweeping down my back as the dress slid from my body. I stepped out of it and stood with my back to him for a second, relishing the moment. He could see the strap of my bra, the back of my suspender belt. My naked bum: he knew I wasn't wearing any knickers. The stockings and heels stayed on, and would do for the evening unless he asked me to remove them. He wouldn't.

There was a black leather armchair in front of me. Very slowly, I turned around, the low light of the room making the naked skin above the stockings gleam, milky-white smoothness against glossy black silk. And between my thighs, framed by the black of the suspender belt, was a neatly-trimmed strip of bright auburn hair. The proof, if you will, that I'm a genuine redhead.

once again... couldn't finish it

I think I got the first novella free on amazon. It was enjoyable so I was suckered into buying the complete set. It said it would save me money so of course I wasted like $8 on this crap only to find out that I got screwed out of $8 that could have bought me a coffee at Starbucks. The girl is just a freak! Plain and simple! But she isn't the type of freak I want to read 85,000 words about. Maybe the short little novella, but after that it was just wasteful. I know I sound harsh, but I am just being honest with you. Please feel free to check this one out and prove me wrong. Strange. Let's just leave it at that... strange!
Although I have missed some book reviews between this and my last post, these are the newest ones I've finished reading. The overall mix isn't a great batch but I have been browsing my kindle and reading books that I downloaded months back. Except for an exception or two ; ) I hope this helps if you are one the fence about any of the following books! Enjoy and please give me some feedback if you have ready these books and agree or disagree with my reviews. Thank you for stopping by and I promise to post an update regarding 'Falling' some time this weekend.

just for now - abbi glines

Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can’t resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.

No one wants wants them to be be together. Not Amanda’s brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston's buddies. They know way too much about Preston’s dark side. Yet the dangerous attraction is there...and neither Preston nor Amanda are going to deny it.

four little bookworms

Out of all of the books I am going to review on this posting, this is the best of the bunch. Not only do I love Abbi Glines and all of her books but I also love the Sea Breeze series. This one wasn't as great as Because of Low or While it Lasts but it was still a good story. You can't go wrong when you buy a book like this from such a talented author. It was $7.99 which is killing me to admit that I bought but it was worth it. This author is worth it and with of her new success she deserves to be able to up her book prices. It still doesn't change the fact that I am a super cheap little e-book tightwad but oh well. Sometimes you just have to splurge to get some good entertainment. I would highly recommend this book and any other book from Abbi Glines. Love! Love! Love!

reason to breathe - rebecca donavan


"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"

He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers…

Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible a secret.

Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.

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Hmmm... I got this one free of the top 100 free amazon e-books. It was just 'alright' to be honest. I wanted to like this book because it has such amazing reviews and list the author as a best seller etc. I kept waiting for it to get somewhere and then it just ended leaving you hanging and confused. The main character is whiny and pathetic! I hate whiny-sad female leads in books. Now I will tell you that I did buy the second book ($6.99) and might have gotten a few chapters in before returning it. I was hoping that it would give me some kind of answer to my cliff hanger but it just continued to drag on with the same old whiny characters storyline. Maybe this one just wasn't the book for me because it has really great reviews and people seem to love it. It is currently $4.99 on amazon and I don't think I would pay for it if I had to. I'm cheap, really cheap when it comes to e-books and $4.99 is something I seriously think about before buying. I typically have to either love or have read the author before or referred by a friend. If I were to put a little price tag on it, I would say at most it should be $2.99. It wasn't a great book but it wasn't the worst thing I've ever read either. Just not my style of book so I really can't tell you one way or the other if you should try it out.

Table for two - Alexis lauren

Two people from different worlds come together. Isabella Violi owns a popular up and coming restaurant in New York City. Parker Davidson is a cocky rock star, that parties with the jetset. Isabella is happy with her life and her friends, running an establishment that is her dream come true. Parker is entrenched in the rock star lifestyle. Neither one wants to change, especially after meeting each other. But fate has other plans, mixing Cordon Bleu with the backstage zoo. When their worlds collide the heat doesn’t stay in the kitchen.

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I think I got this book for free when it was on the top 100 free list. I know I wouldn't have paid the $2.99 that it costs now. The book was 'okay'. It was very predictable and never seemed to build up to anything. Sometimes I felt like I was breezing through paragraphs because it basically only contained what the character did that day. I want a story not a detailed list of your boring life. I have a boring life hence why I want to read about an exciting one! I personally wouldn't buy it but since it was free and a fast read I can't complain too much.

of blood & bone - courtney cole

Love is dangerous…

“I’m a monster, Eva. There is no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”
My heart constricts at the expression on his face. He has no hope for himself, so I have to hope for him.
“You’re not a monster,” I argue softly. “You’re a man, Luca. A man like any other, you’re made of blood and bone.”

Luca Minaldi is powerful, rich and mesmerizing. But he is also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all.

Eva Talbot is spending the summer in Malta to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping magnate, there is an instant attraction. He has a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him.

Eva is hired to care for his mother, a woman who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. She desperately wants to reach inside of him and fix what is broken, while at the same time, she knows that she is falling for him. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all.

Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself?

The answer is a matter of life or death.

3.5 Little bookworms

This book I did buy and would probably refer a friend to read because it is well written and cheap :D I've read books by Courtney Cole before and I find that she always has a dark twist that makes my skin crawl in a bad way. When I read 'Princess' a few months back I had a very similar feeling that occurred while reading this book as well. Maybe I am just weird, which is most likely the case. This book did catch me off guard at the end but nothing so over the top surprising that I would call it shocked. For the most part the book was entertaining although I expected something different when I first read about this book. It wasn't even close to how I pictured this book to be but that doesn't really mean it wasn't a good book either. It just wasn't the book I wanted nor did it change my mind about the fact it was so different than my mental image. 

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jenny pox - jl bryan

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

free! free! free! on amazon!


jeaniene frost

Wow! Wow! Wow! I seriously feel like my Paranormal Romance readers-friends have been holding out on me with these books! This author is creeping up to my top five list very, very fast!

This book gives me everything I look for in a book... feisty little spunky leading lady... swoon-worthy, hot man candy leading man... adventure with just enough blood & guts that lights up my sick-twisted paranormal world mixed with just the right amount of carefree-smutty romance.

I am trying to pace myself with this series but it's hard! All I want to do is read, read, read! I'm going to be starting book three next, so I am trying to squeeze another book in between each book of the series, that way I can take my time with this series. Easier said than done ; )

abbi glines

If you haven't read Abbi Gline before, then you are seriously missing out! I read Existence months ago when I first bought my Kindle. I somehow stuck the rest of her books under the to-read stack and forgot about them. I saw a bunch of people reading the Vincent Boys/Brothers and had to reconnect with this amazing author!

I am so happy that I did because I read all three of these and loved them each! They are all so different and will make you want to pull your hair out one minute and scream with fury the next. Just a whirlwind of emotions that keep you going up until the last page.

If you like books like Callum & Harper - Thomas & January - Fragile - Going Under - then you will totally love Abbi Gline's books!

amy miles

This book was interesting... I didn't love it nor did I hate it. It was somewhere in between. It really just depends on the top of person you are and what kind of things you like to read.

The one thing that I did like about this book is how the girl was the flake! Well that's kind of annoying in any book but this was refreshing because the girl was the one running away from the drama and heartbreak.

kirsty moseley

If you read books like Almost or Scars or Beautiful Disaster then you will love books like this one!

It's raw and vivid. You have to be able to handle what you don't want to hear when you read this book. It's not the everyday love story but then at the same time it is.

It's everything you love in a contemporary romance book with all the drama & stress of a realistic love story. It's a great book that will leave you touched because of it. Opens your eyes to the power of love. Not only the power to heal and protect but also that power love has to destroy and suppress. 

kim harrison

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It was okay at best. Just not my cup of tea and I can't decide if I'll read any more of the series. I hear great things but I just can't get into it. I am drawn more towards the Paranormal Romance genre but I also like just everyday Paranormal/Urban Fantasy. This book didn't have enough of any one thing to keep me fully involved in this series. I wanted to like it more than I did but I just couldn't.

Might be a great book for others but just wasn't the one for me. Not enough sexual tension or love interest. There was adventure but at parts I felt bored with it? And I love a good witch but I prefer the ones who can make things happen with chants and spells - this breed of witch was more about amulets and charms. Just not for me, sorry!

I'm trying but it's just not happening for me

I am reading these 3 books in between my others. I've never done that before. Typically if I get bored I just stop reading it because I don't want to waste time on it. Or I keep strong and finish the book so I can make a decision of how I really feel about a book.
Wrecked - I love Elle Casey! But this book just isn't working for me. Too many point of views and just unrealistic. And I don't mean the shipwrecked part, I just mean the characters. I can't like any of them and can't understand them or why they do what they do.

Water - A good book blogger friend told me about this one and I am trying to get into it as well and I'm struggling. When I talked to her about it she had similar hangups but said that their is a twist that will blow me a way. I promised to see it through because now I have to know what happens. Same problems with this book as I do with Wrecked. I just don't connect to the characters and it just doesn't seem realistic to me. Yeah, even paranormal has limitations in my world. If it's not believable even for a book that's out there then it's really hard to understand. It's one thing to build a fantasy world and make it connect and it's another to half-ass build a fantasy world and give me reasons to doubt it.

Possessed - This is Book 3 in the series and I have been dying for this one to release. I don't know if too much time has passed in between reading Book 2 & Book 3 or if my taste has changed? This one just seems repetitive and dull. I am hoping it picks up but I'm worried it's not going to.
I've been a busy little bee these past few days. I think I've read a book a day for the last week. I've been neglecting my own book but I just need space from it right now. There are so many decisions I am trying to make and haven't felt 100% committed just yet. Soon... Soon, I promise! Anyways. I've got some great books to tell you about that will not disappoint you! The three that I am going to review today were all 5 star reviews! It's been a while that I've been so shocked to read one great book after another. Maybe that's why I can't focus - I'm in a good book zone and can't break away from the happiness of it all. So go read these books and let me know what you think!

{don't forget to click the pictures to go straight to amazon kindle to buy them!}

5 little bookworm Books!

Book review #1

Spirits in the Trees
by Morgan Hannah MacDonald

As I've posted in a previous book blog, Morgan Hannah MacDonald is amazing! Her book Sandman will keep you on your toes and this new book is no exception! She has done it again! Her books actually make you feel the goosebumps creep up your arm and the hairs stand on the back of your neck. Yep... she's that good and scaring you! A scary plot, powerful leading lady, and a sexy come-to-the-rescue hunky male costar : )

This book will leave you haunted to your core and make you keep the nightlight on long after the book is over with. Trust me when I tell you that she is by far my favorite serial killer writer out there. She gets in their minds and creates an evil person that makes your skin crawl. She isn't afraid to push the boundaries and test your limits. This book isn't for the faint of heart and surely isn't for ever reader. It takes a gutsy person to read her riding but if you have it in you, you won't be disappointed.

This is the first book of a trilogy and I can't wait for the next two! She is probably one of my favorite authors of all times and definitely my favorite thriller based writer. If you haven't heard of her then you are missing out on an amazing story teller. 

book review #2 & #3

Callum & Harper
by Fisher Amelie

Wow... how have I not been known about this amazing writer before now? I feel cheated... some of my book friends have obviously been holding out of me : )

Callum & Harper are such a cute couple! So adorable and you can't help but fall in love with them both. Their little romance will leave you so frustrated and annoyed but in a good way. Towards the end I cried. I don't mean, one lonely tear, I mean sobbing that made my vision blurry and prevented me from reading the book until I pulled myself together kind of cry. Later that afternoon my husband grabbed my hand and was like whats that? Embarrassed, I responded with "left over mascara from crying earlier and wiping it off." Oh yeah, I got the crazy husband glare that said 'I'll never understand you & your fantasy characters'. Should of known to hide the evidence of my pathetic little tear fest but nope, I was caught red-handed with my fingers in the cookie jar and crumbles stuck to my chin. Whatever, Callum & Harper was so worth it! I feel in love with this story, these characters, and this author! 

Thomas & January
by Fisher Amelie

After finishing Callum & Harper I immediately went to Amazon to buy Thomas & January. It was a spin off book and I almost think it was better than the original. As much as I loved Callum & Harper... I have to be honest, I really, really, head-over-heels feel in love with Thomas & January. No tears this go around but that's okay because I was too busy being happy.

This book was a little more mature and a tab more believable to be honest. I found myself getting lost in their love story because it wasn't as complicated as Callum & Harper's story. To be fair, it would be like comparing apples and oranges. The two books stand alone and are both equally unique plots. I can't wait for the next one to come out! These books made me feel like I did when I read Scars & Beautiful Disaster. Well, Callum & Harper gave a more intense, emotional roller coaster of a literary ride but the overall theme of Thomas & January was similar. They were just such different story lines and they left me feeling a change within myself. Just wonderful books that give a refreshing breathe of fresh air from my usual paranormal romance books. 

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by Shelly Crane

This was a very interesting take on the paranormal romance world I usual stick too. I went into not really knowing what it was about. I feel in love with Eli right off the bat and couldn't wait to find out what type of supernatural he was. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the unique story of Devour. I've always heard a lot about Shelly Crane but never got around to reading one of her books. I was happy that I moved this series up to the top of my to-read list. The characters were interesting and had deep stories from their past to intertwine with their present, complicated situation. Very well written and entertaining series that will keep you interested from the first to last page.

Both Devour & the follow-up book, Consume, were great stories with a different twist to the paranormal typical breeds of supernaturals. I have both books 4 out of 5 stars and would recommend Shelly Crane's books to friends as well as read other series that she has out. If you decide to read them please let me know what you think of them.


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Spirits in the trees

morgan hannah macdonald


An abandoned house, a psychotic killer, and a victim reaching out from the grave. A woman must unearth deadly family secrets before she becomes a ghost herself.

Madeline Anderson goes to Isabelle Island, Washington, to sell a family home abandoned over forty years before. Bizarre things occur the moment she steps on the property. Inside the dilapidated old house, items move about of their own accord. Strange noises come from empty rooms. She has a vivid, recurring dream of a woman running for her life. The wind rustling through the trees sounds like urgent, murmuring voices. When the cacophony dies down, one single word emerges:


At first, Doug Lindstrom, the hot fireman helping Maddy restore the old home, doesn't believe anything is going on. He’s certain Maddy is jumping at shadows because she heard the local kids call the house haunted. That is, until he witnesses horrific violence himself that he can't explain away. After Maddy’s life is threatened not once, but twice, Doug vows there will not be a third time.


While searching for answers, Maddy uncovers astonishing secrets about her aunt's past. Finding more questions then answers, she digs deeper until she stumbles across evidence of a cold case involving a serial killer nicknamed The Seaside Strangler. Together, Doug and Maddy must unmask a killer. The lives they save just might be their own.

WARNING: This book contains graphic violence.

I read sandman months ago when i first got my kindle - wow it's a good book and i was surprised to see she just released her new book & it's free on amazon today!

by Morgan Hannah MacDonald


A serial killer on the loose, a woman being stalked, and a homicide detective who must find the connection between the two before it's too late.

He collects women. He imprisons them, plays with them, tortures them. Then removes a souvenir. They call him the SANDMAN.

Meagan McInnis is being plagued with late night calls, yet when she answers, no one is there. Then one night she makes a grisly discovery in her own backyard.

The caller is silent no more.

Homicide Detective, J.J. Thomas, realizes Meagan is the key to finding the Sandman. Not only must he protect her, but he must find the connection between her and the killer before it's too late.

WARNING: This is a Romantic Thriller that contains adult language, explicit sex and graphic violence.

EXCERPT: Sean heard a strange buzzing sound. He stopped, brows furrowed, and concentrated on zeroing in on the exact location of the noise. Failing at this, he shrugged, and then continued up the strand. But with each step his uncertainty grew. The irritating cacophony had increased in volume.
Within seconds Sean found himself about fifty feet from where he’d left his gear. Before him lay a blanket of black that appeared to be moving. “What the hell?” He hesitated, waiting for the synapses in his brain to start firing, before taking another step.
When he found no logical explanation, he gently rested his board on the sand and made his way closer until he stood directly in front of the sight. His hand cupped his nose. The stench reminded him of hard-boiled eggs gone bad. Very, very bad.
Okay, strike the moving blanket crack. It was more like a black cloud hovering over his belongings. Flies. He had an inkling that it was not the seaweed they found interesting. Something dead had washed up on shore and he was less than eager to find out what it was. A seagull? A fish? A seal? Whatever it was, it would not be pretty no matter how long it had been dead.
Slowly, he reached down to pick up his sweater with one hand, while the other reached for the strap on his backpack. The flies swarmed up for a brief moment, just long enough to reveal their prey, before settling back down into a dark writhing carpet.
An unintelligible sound escaped Sean’s lips. He gasped for air while instinctively taking a step back. He’d seen some hairy things in his life, but nothing even close to this. Icy fingers of fear raced up his spine; his heartbeat hammered in his chest.
Sean couldn’t look away even if he had wanted to. Some strange fascination took hold of his brain and wouldn’t let go. Systematically, his mind dissected the grisly scene before him.
Sticking out of the rolling mound of seaweed was a woman’s arm. It was stiff as a mannequin’s, extending skyward as if reaching to him for help. The mottled blue hand wore long red fingernails, two of which had been broken down to the quick. Seaweed was wrapped around her arm like a feather boa.
Sean’s gaze then locked onto another object protruding from the sandy grave: a leg that seemed to be severed mid-thigh, but closer inspection revealed that it was really half-buried. It too appeared tangled in the bubbly brown vegetation.
The foot, like the hand, wore a shock of bright red polish on its perfectly manicured toes, clashing with the bluish pallor of the flesh. His eyes grew wide at the sight of flies and sand crabs greedily devouring the soft tissue. He choked back bile. The spell was broken.
Sean stepped backward so fast he tripped over his own feet and landed on his butt. He scrambled up and raced toward the shore. He couldn’t get away fast enough. He reached the water’s edge before falling to his hands and knees. His insides lurched so hard that he thought he would spew his stomach lining. Dry heaves continued long after his stomach had emptied. He collapsed, exhausted. A wave washed over him, but he hardly noticed.

Water by Terra Harmony
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Elemental powers in the palm of her hand…and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Her new found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, but the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

This novel contains sexual situations, some non-consensual, and is for mature readers only.

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Title: Water
Author: Terra Harmony
Source: ebook from author for review

goodreads... Elemental powers in the palm of her hand...and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

My take... Kaitlyn is trying to outrace an avalanche but she is not quick enough. Instead of waking up as the dinner to a pack of wolves or even dead, she is waking up in a bed on a tropical island. How did she end up here? And why does she get the feeling it’s not safe? Soon answers start coming, albeit not quick enough, and Kaitlyn is learning new things about herself she never knew. She soon accepts her fate and starts learning how to control her powers. But before she can get a hold of this new life she is kidnapped once again. This time her captor is anything but nice. He has a plan and torture is just the beginning.

So here I was about to start Water and totally thought I was going to get a Tree Hugging, Save the Earth lecture. What I actually got was anything but. It was a fabulous story with a unique storyline. Water was fresh and unlike anything I have ever read before. And the flow and balance of the book was perfect. You got the right amount of suspense, romance, and action. The author gave the right amount of detail in the book too, which left me smiling. (I sometimes will skip over several paragraphs in a book due to too much detail.)

Kaitlyn is a brave, yet slightly sarcastic, woman who rose out of the ashes and only became stronger. She wasn't going to let getting kidnapped bring her down. She got fierce and was a force to be reckoned with. When up against an obstacle she always found a way to overcome it. This is no timid little girl. No way, nuh uh! I loved her and found myself wondering what she (and Micah) was up to while I was laboring away cleaning my house. Don't you hate that...knowing the characters are having more fun in their book while you are cleaning and working? BOO!
But how can I go on and on about how great this book was when there is a rape involved? Do I come off as an insensitive, heartless wretch? And here I am lying in bed at 1 am writing part of this review knowing it won’t wait until morning. This book was great and heartbreaking all at the same time. I hated some of the things that happened in the book (referring to the rape) but the other things made it great. And those great things kept me reading; it as if I couldn’t get enough of the book.

I don’t usually read the excerpts from the next books at the end…but this one I had to. I am completely and utterly ready to get my hands on Air. It is a must! I have to know what happens to these characters I instantly fell in love with. What will happen to Kaitlyn? Will lives be shattered even more? Will love triumph over evil? 

Water is definitely not YA. So please keep that in mind when you are deciding if you want to read it or not.

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Witchcraft by Emma Mills

I have talked to Emma Mills on several occasions and she is a very sweet girl who just happens to be a bad ass author : ) I fell in love with her first book, Witchblood, by the cover alone. It was so beautiful yet disturbing I had to investigate. Thank goodness I did because the book was pretty amazing. The last few chapters are what make the book in my opinion. It let me saying... OMG... WTF... NO WAY! Yep it was that mind blowing at the end. But I won't give away any secrets because you need to go read it!

Okay... so onto Witchcraft! This one started out a little slow for me but that might be because it's been so long since I read the first book. But it quickly picked up speed and adventure leaving me happy with the progress. First off I like the main character, Jessie, because she isn't weak. She isn't scared to defy anyone and everything. I hate a weak little crybaby leading female. She isn't perfect but that just makes her easy to relate to. I can't decide on if I like Daniel or not... still up in the air. However, I am fairly certain I dislike Luke, a lot. He pisses me off because you can't want what you didn't try to have and protect. If you toss Jessie to the side knowing Daniel will be their to mend her broken heart, then you can't crying about it. Suck it up! Anyways... the book was amazing and I read it in like a day and a half. Easy read that doesn't leave you bored. The end was once again another cliff hanger but this time I know she {author} is just toying with my emotions. I don't believe for one second that's how it's going to end but she just might surprise me. I'm looking forward to finding out though!!!

So if you like vampires {and who doesn't} and if you like witches {how can you not} then you will enjoy this book. There are other magically being but I don't want to toss out any possible spoilers. It is written by a girl in Europe and the book is set throughout Europe so some of the terms and slang words are foreign but they don't take away from the storyline. It's a refreshing breath of air to see a different piece of the world through her character's eyes. American's do make a small appearance and somehow I foresee a trip to the States in the next book.

Hope this helps you decide if this is something you might enjoy or not. Gotta support the other Indie Author's out there that are as nice as this one is! She has always been supportive of me and never failed to say thank you when I complimented her or ignored an e-mail or fb post. That says a lot about someone's character and those are the little things that I think take people farther in this life. You treat others how you wish to be treated... and it will find a way of repaying you for you humble and sweet attitude. Emma - Good luck with this book and keep me updated on the next book! By the way... the cover art just keeps getting better and better!

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