Tuesday, 30 December 2014

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent

She doesn't see dead people, but...

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next...

I've had this on paperback for quite some time, then I got it on Kindle and someone suggested we read this for a buddy read.

It took me a while to get into it. Not sure how I was going to read it as I found the storyline slightly slow in the beginning. It has twists and turns that you never thought of, makes you still wonder if they could of added a bit more to certain characters. I will definitely be carrying on with the series as I have the majority of them on paperback. 

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Gift: A Christmas Miracle - Joanne Clancy

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this heartwarming Christmas novella from best selling author Joanne Clancy ~ The Gift: A Christmas Miracle. 

Julie wants only one gift this holiday season, but it’s going to take a Christmas miracle to make her wish come true. 

Julie Hamilton loves Christmas. It’s her favorite time of year, from the cinnamon smell of freshly baked mince-pies to the excitement of buying gifts for family and friends, decorating the tree, and hanging stockings for Santa Claus on the mantelpiece. 
This Christmas promises to be extra special because she’s expecting the perfect gift--her first baby--on Christmas Eve. 
However, a chance encounter turns her world upside down, and soon, she’s praying for her very own Christmas miracle. 
Can the spirit of the Christmas season and the kindness of strangers find a way to make her wish come true? 

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought this would be a lovely Christmas book to do with gifts and things with families. I was wrong. I found this book to be intriguing as the subject of the storyline could happen to anyone. Not just at Christmas, but any time. It had me glued to my kindle all the way through and loved Joanne Clancy's take on a situation that can and has happened many times in this world.

1st book of Joanne Clancy's I've read and will be reading more of hers as well.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Tick Tock - James Patterson

Someone is recreating the crimes of the most terrifying killers in New York's history.


A rash of horrifying crimes tears through New York City, throwing it into complete chaos.


The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. But as his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn.


All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan.

I started this a while ago. Had it on my kindle for nearly 3 yrs lol, kept thinking I will read this soon. So after I have now read it, it was really good. I've just not been that well to read as much as I could.

It's brilliant to re-connect with Michael Bennett and his brood lol. On a case whilst on holiday at the family beach house and he still has time for romance lol. A brilliant psychopath and his side kick makes a good book in my opinion.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A Touch of Lilly - Nina Pierce

Ex-Chicago detective LILLY D’ANGELO has a secret she doesn’t share with anyone. A master of the one night stand, she’s given up ever finding a soul mate and thrown herself head first into her career. That is, until she captures the wrong alien. Kidnapped and sold into the sex slave trade, she’s shipped into deep space. Barely escaping with her life, Lilly now travels the galaxy working as a bounty hunter using her secret talents to bring down criminals and seeking revenge on the one male who ruined her life.

Agent DALLAS SAWYER works for deep space’s version of the FBI. After a disastrous mission that left several of his team members murdered, a president executed, and Dallas near death, he’s determined to take down the assassin targeting government officials. When a sexy human female gets between him and his goal, Dallas and his alien partner find themselves on the receiving end of a passionate night they won’t soon forget and a proposition that may very well blow up in their faces.

Because in deep space … true love can happen with just a touch.

** Reader Advisory: This book contains graphic language, threats, general cursing, unpronounceable alien names and a whole lot of passionate sex including a little bondage and some hot m/f/m lust.

I was given this for an honest review from Netgalley. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to read it.

Now since I've started this book last night (2/12/14) and I found it slightly boring in the beginning, I thought I would carry on to see where this was leading. As it said in the synopsis, M/F/M lust was meant to be added. Well I got as far as even halfway through the book and it had sex (yes), cursing swear words (yes), bondage (a bit) and it was a Sci-fi book. BUT WHERE WAS THE THREESOME??????????

Well, we had to wait for that didn't we and boy was the build up so shocking as to who and where it was happening was like out of this world (literally ;) and I for one was like OMG). 

Dallas is a man on a mission and who has hang ups with the system and Lilly is a woman on a mission who is after 2 things and what is she hiding under clothes that can turn men on just like that (at a click of fingers). Find out in this amazing book.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson

When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy. 

But even with their top-notch training, Zach and Kylie aren't prepared for what they see when they're called to a crime scene in the heart of Central Park. They arrive to find a carousel spinning round and round, its painted horses grinning eerily in the early morning dark. There is only one rider: a brutally slaughtered woman, her body tied up and dressed in a Hazmat suit, on display for the world to see. 

The victim, a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections, is the fourth in a string of shocking murders that have hit the city. As the public pressure mounts, and political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance, Zach and Kylie must find out what's really behind the murderer's rampage. But Kylie has been acting strange recently--and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.

NYPD Red 2 is the next outstanding novel in James Patterson's newest series, a thriller that careens through New York City and deep into the psyche of a depraved killer you've never seen before.

I picked this up as I needed to read it for the next part of my reading challenge I am doing. Plus I wanted to know more on the new series I am starting.

Well, it started off weird as I was like who are these characters and what have they got to do with the storyline. As the story progressed, it got more interesting and I thought I had the whole book sussed from about nearly a 1/4 way through the book. Well I got to 3/4 way through and I was like WHOA! I never saw that coming as I thought it was already sorted. I am so glad I got to read this book today and LOVED EVERY SINGLE SUSPENSEFUL MINUTE

Monday, 1 December 2014

NYPD Red - James Patterson

It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert-and they can't afford to make a single mistake.

Then a world-renowned producer fatally collapses at his power breakfast, and top NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan is the first one on the scene. Zach works with his beautiful new partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald-who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend-to discover who the murderer might be. But this is only the beginning: the most brutal, public, and horrifyingly spectacular crimes they've ever encountered are about to send all of New York into chaos, putting NYPD Red on the ropes.

Zach and Kylie know there's no way of telling what a killer this deranged will do next. With the whole world watching, they have to find a way to stop a psychopath who has scripted his finale down to the last explosive detail. With larger-than-life action, relentless speed, and white-knuckle twists,NYPD Red is the next mega-blockbuster from "The Man Who Can't Miss." (TIME)

He's bbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaccccccccckkkkkkkkkk after so many months/years of collaborating with others and not sure how to accept some of the books I've read of his (not saying he's not a great author cos I LOVE James Patterson books), just that some are a bit tedious. 

I JUMPED into this book and boy am I  glad I did. It has all the temptations to bring a gal back to her own way of loving a book. Has all the sex, gory details and the bang of the attention to the chase.

Zach and Kylie have a history together and then they get thrown together as partners in this great heist of a book. Who is the Chameleon and what has Lexi got to do with it? Read what they get up to in this terrific thriller of a novel.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.

My Darling Cecilia
If you're reading this, then I've died . . .

Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful business woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's devastating secret.

I've been meaning to read this for quite a while. So when I found out I needed to read this for a Twin TBR challenge, it was like ok I can do this.

Well, I started to listen/read this and found the characters quite weird, confusing and not sure where they were heading. Rachel is a 60 yr old widowed woman who lost her daughter 20 odd years ago. Tess is mother of a young boy who's father wants to be with someone else and flies to help her mother and meets up with an old flame. Cecilia is a beautiful & vibrant woman with 3 daughters and a wonderful husband. 

SECRETS are meant to be kept secret. What is this letter that Cecilia finds one day will break her whole world and the other 2 women involved as well. The epilogue will have you gasping and saying "No, that couldn't happen". I wasn't as keen on reading/listening to this as the story was partly boring at the beginning and middle part. I might not remember parts of the story in the future, but it was an ok book.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Heartstone Odyssey - Arvan Kumar

The story was one told on a long train journey from Bombey to Madras in India in 1985, and the author's name chosen by the people in that carriage to not create prejudices- Arvan is one of the horse messengers of the moon, while Kumar is a term for Mr. The book is very thought provoking, and deals with the issue of racism in a serious yet magical way so that a young reader is not alienated.

I picked up this book over a year ago lol, and in between reading other great books I've managed to find the time to read and finish it.

This is a story about a Indian woman and a load of mice on a journey of discovery. Racist comments, nasty fire starting all in the name of Racism.

You meet some lovely characters in the mice (Hugbundle, Honeymouse, Jasminemouse, Starwhiskers, Sunfur to name a few). Chandra one of the main characters goes on a journey to find parts of a special magical gem called The Heartstone. Along the way she meets some wonderful characters in the mice and people who are willing to help her on her journey. Then she meets some nasty characters Smirkmuzzle (in my opinion is the most horrible RAT you will ever meet) and his friends who try and stop the journey at way they can.

You have to READ this book to understand how an author as good as Arvan Kumar (Arvan is one of the horse messengers one of the moon, while Kumar is a term for Mr.)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Three Little Words by Maggie Wells

It’s never too late to make the best impulsive decision of your life.

Jo Masters isn’t the party girl she used to be, but now that she’s a woman without obligations, she’s ready to recapture a little of her misspent youth. Her niece’s wedding, with its open bar and dark dance floor, proves to be the perfect opportunity to let loose.

Gregory Stark is just trying to make it through his son’s wedding day… and make some time with the gorgeous brunette on the bride’s side of the aisle. His kid’s wedding probably isn’t the best occasion to put the moves on the sexy woman, who introduces herself only as ‘Josie’, but his best friend is closing in on her too and he has to act fast. With a couple of tequila shots under his belt, Greg propositions Josie -- and neither wants to refuse.

Another great Netgalley review. Greg is Father Of The Groom and Josie (Jo) is Aunt of the Bride. Plenty of passion with drinks galore, hotel room sex, all you could want in a small short quick read of a book.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Play Me Right (Play Me #5) by Tracy Wolff

Good things never have to end. Tracy Wolff, the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, brings her eBook original serial to an unforgettable climax in Play Me’s sensational finale . . . for now.

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . but my future belongs to Sebastian Caine.

Technically, Aria may still be in one piece, but she’s feeling pretty damn close to broken. While she knows Sebastian would die before hurting her, their intense, steamy encounters have opened up old wounds in them both. Now Aria is considering the unthinkable: walking away again—this time to save Sebastian from the pain she knows her past will cause him. But Sebastian’s the one who set her free in the first place—how can she not show him the same care and compassion? Because, in the end, being together forever is the only thing that feels right.

Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences.

Review for Netgalley. This is the last in the series and finishes all the series together. Not much sexual scenes, but more on the side of Aria and Sebastian's relationship.

In the final part of the series, Aria comes clean to Sebastian and tells him who she is and what has happened to her since she left the family home 14 months previous. What happens next you will have to read the last book in this marvellous, sexual and explosive series.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Play Me Real (Play Me #4) by Tracy Wolff

How do you know when something’s real? In the steamy fourth installment of an eBook original serial from the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, a devastating betrayal unravels a fierce yet tender connection.

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Aria has learned to play Sebastian’s game. She’s given him control, taken it back, and let him push her farther than she ever imagined she could go. But when Sebastian’s past comes to light, Aria receives a glimpse behind the facade—a revelation that disturbs her even as it makes her feel closer to this simmering, complicated man. Finally she comes to understand the real reason why Sebastian feels the need to dominate everything in his path. But Aria has a tortured history, too. And together they’re a dangerous combination. Now she’s the one pushing Sebastian to the breaking point . . . and if one of them burns up, they’ll both go down together.

Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences. Aria and Sebastian’s story concludes in Play Me: Right.

A Netgalley review. Part 4 in a great series. Not sure where we're going with this part lol. Massive SEX SCENE with impulse ALERT.

What has Sebastian been hiding from Aria. You get to find out all about Janet's son Dylan and what happened to him. What has Sebastian done and what has his Father got to do with with Dylan. All will be revealed in this book.

Now Aria knows Sebastian's secret, what is she hiding and will she walk away?

Play Me Hard (Play Me #3) by Tracy Wolff

No one ever said love is easy. In the third installment of an eBook original serial from the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, Aria and Sebastian discover that building trust might be harder than they ever imagined.

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Ever since taking Aria under his wing and into his seductive domain, Sebastian hasn’t been able to think straight. Their chemistry is intoxicating. Their power exchange is exhilarating. And the sex leaves them both absolutely exhausted. But if there’s one thing Sebastian does know, it’s that he needs to protect this strong yet vulnerable woman. Because she has depths that are unknown—even to her. Aria has worked hard to establish herself as anything but submissive. That isn’t who she is, or who she wants to be. So why does it feel so sweet to give up control . . . and so intense when Sebastian takes care of needs she doesn’t even realize she has? But he has needs of his own—and secrets that run just as dark and deep as Aria’s.

Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences. Aria and Sebastian’s story continues in Play Me: Real.

A Netgalley review. This carried on from where book 2 left off.  STEAMY SEX SCENES alert. 

Sebastian is being the gentlemen he can with Aria as she is coming down from a high. Aria has a lot going on in her life that she DOESN'T want Sebastian to know about. What is Sebastian hiding from Aria? Who is Aria's dad? What has Janet and Sebastian got in common and WHY is she calling him a MURDERER?

All will be revealed in Play Me: Real

Friday, 31 October 2014

Play Me Hot (Play Me #2) by Tracy Wolff

Return to a world of secrets and desires. In the sultry second installment of an eBook original serial from the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, Aria and Sebastian turn up the heat. But will they get burned?

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

If getting tangled up with her new boss is wrong, Aria doesn’t want to be right. Powerful men usually have a way of thinking they can take whatever they want while giving nothing back, but Sebastian is different. He’s gentle with her body. Rough in all the right places. And hot enough to make Aria break every last rule she’s set for herself. But with her history, it’ll take more than mind-blowing sex to heal the pain deep inside . . . no matter how good Sebastian’s intentions are. She’s spent her entire life fighting for control of her own life, and no one’s going to take that from her. But the more time she spends in Sebastian’s world, the deeper she’s drawn into his sensual games.

Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences. Aria and Sebastian’s story continues in Play Me: Hard.

I was given this to review via Netgalley. This series just gets better and better. 

Now we have Aria and Sebastian going at it like rabbits lol. Some of the BDSM quotes I have to look up as I am not sure on what they mean. I'm not into the scene like some people, but I am curious in reading about it in the books. 

What happens next for Sebastian and Aria will continue in the next installment and I for 1 can't wait to see where these characters are going. What secrets are holding Aria and Sebastian back from telling each other stuff.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Play Me Wild (Play Me #1) by Tracy Wolff

In the seductive first installment of an eBook original serial from the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, a woman running from her past has finally found a bit of control . . . until her powerful new boss makes her go wild.

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Working as a cocktail waitress at one of Vegas’s hottest five-star casinos means putting up with a ton of bad behavior from the big spenders. But it pays the bills—and that’s all that matters to Aria, who needs every last dollar to escape from her father’s destructive grasp and the brutal man he expects her to marry. But when she lashes out against a billionaire who won’t take no for an answer, she nearly loses everything—until Sebastian steps in. The owner’s son and handpicked successor, Sebastian is dark, sexy, and kinder than any rich man should be. And when he apologizes and offers to keep her job safe, Aria can’t help the way her body reacts to his. Suddenly her job, and the security it brings her, isn’t the only thing Aria wants.

Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences. Aria and Sebastian’s story continues in Play Me: Hot.

I was given this via Netgalley. When you say Erotica, you automatically think LOADS of SEX lol. Well this book delivers on the steamy affair of Aria Winston and Sebastian Caine. 

She's a Las Vegas Cocktail waitress and he's a Billionaire boss of a Casino. The sparks that come off these two when they meet and get together is nothing more than pleasure. But you will have to find out whether they sleep together or not in the next book Play Me: Hot

Monday, 27 October 2014

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Written at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Persuasion is a tale of love, heartache and the determination of one woman as she strives to reignite a lost love. Anne Elliot is persuaded by her friends and family to reject a marriage proposal from Captain Wentworth because he lacks in fortune and rank. More than seven years later, when he returns home from the Navy, Anne realises she still has strong feelings for him, but Wentworth only appears to have eyes for a friend of Anne’s. Moving, tender, but intrinsically ‘Austen’ in style, with its satirical portrayal of the vanity of society in eighteenth-century England, Persuasion celebrates enduring love and hope.

I'm sorry to everyone who loves Classics. But I just couldn't get on with this story. Yes I liked some of the characters, but I really can't comprehend some stories. Yes I liked the Love Story side, but that was as far as I would go.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls "Anne Lamott's hip, yoga-practicing, footloose younger sister") is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.

I picked this up thinking it would be a good insight to a woman's journey to find out about herself. Also I needed a book for a challenge.

I found the book to be funny in parts and thought provoking in others. Not as much as it will stay with me. 

Friday, 24 October 2014

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before & after the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541. It continues with anecdotes about training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.
The 2nd half of the book describes Twain's return, many years later, to travel on a steamboat from St Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, the new, large cities & his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy & bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are likely tall tales.
Simultaneously published in 1883 in the USA & in England, it's said to be the 1st book composed on a typewriter.

I picked this up due to a challenge. I am not sure what I think to be honest. I've never read anything by Mark Twain. I think I have seen Huckleberry Finn when I was a child.

I have liked the journey up and down the Mississippi, listening to the twang from those days when days you could just sit on the boat and work the river. Has been lovely listening to Mark Twain's book about his life on the Mississippi.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Silent Tears: A Journey Of Hope In A Chinese Orphanage by Kay Bratt

Irrepressible memories. Vacant eyes. A child being dangled from a third story window. A boy tied to a chair. Children sleeping in layers of clothing to fight off the bitter cold. An infant dying from starvation. Some things your mind will never allow you to forget.

Silent Tears is the true story of the adversity and triumphs one woman faced as she fought against the Chinese bureaucracy to help that country’s orphaned children.

In 2003, Kay Bratt’s life changed dramatically. A wife and mother of two girls in South Carolina, Bratt relocated her family to rural China to support her husband as he took on a new management position for his American employer. Seeking a way to fill her days and overcome the isolation she experienced upon arriving in a foreign country, Bratt began volunteering at the local orphanage. Within months, her simple desire to make use of her time transformed into a heroic crusade to improve the living conditions and minimize the unnecessary deaths of Chinese orphans.
Silent Tears traces the emotional hurdles and daily frustrations faced by Ms. Bratt as she tried to change the social conditions for these marginalized children. The memoir vividly illustrates how she was able to pull from reservoirs of inner strength to pursue her mission day after day, leaving the reader with the resounding message that everyone really can make a difference. 

This was heart wrenching and very interesting about the insights of Children in China. In orphanages the way that they treat children and very sad when you hear Kay Bratt's version of events.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Burning Girl - Lisa Unger

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes the second of three e-novellas about a psychic medium and the strange secrets she begins to uncover--for better or for worse.

Ten years after Eloise Montgomery discovers her psychic abilities, she is a full-fledged working psychic, with a partner and a business. Now, in The Burning Girl, she's discovering some disturbing things: secrets about her genealogy that are, perhaps, best left in the past; that her granddaughter Finley has powers of her own; and that not all of Eloise's visitors actually want to be helped. Some of them are just looking for trouble...

Writing with the same taut prose that earned her critical acclaim for her explosive thriller Beautiful Lies, Lisa Unger delivers a spellbinding story that will leave you wanting more.

I was asked to review this via Netgalley. Well I picked this little beauty up, I was like right carry on the story of Eloise Montgomery and her psychic abilities lol. Well I was confused with the way the story was going. Not even sure what the Burning Girl has to do with the book, but I think the jist was to that she was haunting some other person. Also to find out that in her family background the psychic side is hereditary from her mother's side.

What's next for Eloise and who else has the same powers as her. What way will her relationship with the PI go?

The Whispers - Lisa Unger

Eloise Montgomery discovers her amazing gift in the wake of tragedy in this first of three captivating e-novellas from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.

It's a day like any other for Eloise Montgomery--until tragedy strikes. While she is recovering from a horrible accident that takes the lives of her husband and oldest daughter, and as she works to help her younger daughter move forward, Eloise experiences her first psychic vision. Though she struggles to understand her newfound gifts, Eloise finds a way use them to save lost women and girls--for whom her help may be the only way out...

From an author whose "gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose" (Associated Press) have won her critical acclaim comes The Whispers: a story that delves deep into the human psyche and the mind of one unforgettable heroine.

I received this book via Netgalley. It starts off really weird to the extent that Lisa Unger makes the reader think she/he is reading a story of love lost through tragedy. But then she opens up a whole new language with Psychics through a woman who is left grieving for her husband and her eldest daughter whilst she tries to build hers and her other daughter's lives backs up.

A very interesting short book and can't wait to read the next book in this short trilogy.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Broken Build (Chance for Love #1) by Rachelle Ayala

Jen Jones hides a horrible secret behind her new degree, toned body, and exciting job at Silicon Valley’s hottest startup—until her ex-fiancé’s brother is killed in a hit-and-run.

CEO and founder Dave Jewell is about to land a huge deal. What he doesn’t need is blood on his car, threatening phone calls, and Jen wrapped in broken code and blackmail.

A gang of thugs hunts Jen, and she takes refuge in Dave’s protective arms. Together, they must thwart a killer and rescue an innocent victim from their past. Love blossoms, but a damaging revelation points straight at Jen, threatening to tear them apart forever.

I picked this up as it was a good book to read for a challenge I am doing. 

The story is a brilliant way of telling Love, Betrayal, Hope and Redemption. Based around a computer company. A woman with secrets, a man who wants to know the truth about what happened 6 years ago. Police involved, murder and mayhem. 

Will be reading more Rachelle Ayla books in the future.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Candidate: Luxembourg Thriller by Daniel Pembrey

Nick Thorneycroft is a British headhunter working in Luxembourg. His company asks him to recruit a high-flying executive for the company's Russian business. The best candidate turns out to be smart, beautiful... and mysterious. Soon the effects of Russia’s political upheaval, and the arrival of an ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, make Nick’s Luxembourg life increasingly perilous; worlds collide in this gripping, atmospheric tale.

I was given this via Netgalley a while ago. I thought I would see what Mr Pembrey's books was like as I have a few to read lol.

Well I can honestly say, I have no idea what this book is about. All I am getting is that Nick Thorneycroft is a headhunter for a company and has no idea who this gorgeous Russian woman is but his company has to have her for their company.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Thorn in My Side by Karin Slaughter

It could have been just any night, and they could have just been any two brothers -- but it wasn't, and they weren't. The scene is an Atlanta bar. The music is loud and the dance floor is packed. The good-looking brother picks up a girl. But when dark deeds ensue out in the parking lot, what happens next can only be described in two words: vintage Slaughter.

Another short Kindle and OMG Karin Slaughter at her best. Even in a short story she has packed a punch in a story that will make you want more. But very confusing with the story of Conjoined twins who want to be normal. But I think it's funny in places as if you're reading about 2 different twins who are feeling different stuff.

Not sure what I think really, but just love the way Karin Slaughter writes her Thrillers.

A Breach of Security (Kindle Single) by Susan Hill

When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He’s already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too – and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance. As the day approaches, the threats intensify, and Serrailler finds himself racing against the clock to prevent catastrophe. 

I've just found this little Kindle Single on Amazon Unlimited from an author who's books I've loved through the ghost story I read and others.

I didn't realise that it was a part of the Simon Serrailller series. But I don't think it matters if you hadn't read any of the series. I found the book enjoyable and some stuff deals with stuff that you see every day. A good short story with some twists and turns from a marvellous author who can certainly write brilliant novels. I look forward to reading her Simon Serrailler series soon.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1) by Stieg Larsson

Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch—and there’s always a catch—is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson’s novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don’t want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo.

I was reading this book for a challenge and part of a Twin thing.
I found the characters quite boring, some of the language was bizarre. Not sure what the Dragon Tattoo had to do with the story and finding people. The main character who was the journalist was a bit like chasing his own tail with different women. Meant to go to prison for something and finding the person.
Very Weird Book in my opinion x

Friday, 10 October 2014

Die For Me: A Novel of the Valentine Killer (For Me #1) by Cynthia Eden

She thought her fiancé was the perfect man—until he turned out to be the perfect killer… 

Katherine Cole is running for her life, desperate to escape the Valentine Killer—so-called because he stabs his victims through the heart and leaves them holding a telltale single red rose. Still he tracks her to New Orleans and begins carving a bloody path to her door. But this time, Katherine refuses to run any farther. This time, she’ll do anything to stop the madman she once loved, even trust the sexy cop promising to keep her safe…

Detective Dane Black never lets his emotions interfere with his job, even as the Valentine Killer surfaces in New Orleans to stalk his prey. But when Dane agrees to protect the killer’s ex-fiancée, Katherine Cole, he can’t ignore the passion kindling between them. After a single unforgettable night binds them body and soul, Dane knows he won’t rest until Katherine is safe in his arms—and the Valentine Killer is dead. Dark and intensely sexy, this romantic suspense novel from USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Eden is sure to leave readers breathless.

When I picked up Mommy, May I?, it was suggested to read Die For Me. I thought ok, this might sound like a great read. Since I've been listening to the story, I am kinda liking the story. The way the story goes through back and forth with some sexual scenes that are like woah lol.

Katherine Cole is a frightened woman with a past. She was a witness to a murder. The murderer was her ex fiance. She never saw who the murderer was when she moved to New Orleans.  Who would of thought the killer was who they found out it was. A good thriller.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Mommy, May I? by A.K. Alexander

Sixteen years ago, Helena Shea was an up-and-coming fashion model, until an affair with a married man, an unexpected pregnancy, and a drug scandal cost her almost everything. Now CEO of her own modeling agency and founder of a home for wayward mothers, Helena has spent years trying to atone for her sins…but with just one horrifying phone call, they come rushing back again.
A depraved killer has set his sights on Helena, seeking vengeance for the day she robbed him of his only chance at happiness. Now he plans to return the favor—by kidnapping Helena’s estranged daughter, Frankie. To save her, Helena must face the demons of her past, joining forces with her former lover and the journalist who nearly ruined her, embarking upon a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse. Mommy, May I? transports readers into the deepest, darkest corners of a killer’s mind, a twisting psychological thriller that will resonate long after the final page is turned.
I picked this up thinking it sounds like a good psychological thriller. Well I've laughed at places where I don't think I should of done. The main character Richard Shelton who is the psychopath. His past is so excruciating that I wouldn't wanna meet him on a dark night. His parents are a weird set and I swear incest was part of the storyline (weird I know). 

Some of the story was like boring and I was like "Get on with it and hurry up with the story". Helena and her family and stuff is ok, just felt sorry for her, as the lead original police officer had a grudge against her as well as the main psychopath Richard Shelton. I'm not sure if I fancy reading anymore of her books, but will see what the synopsis is on the next books.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Together Forever (Forever #2) by Vicki Green

‘Together Forever, 
never apart, 
maybe in distance, 
Never in Heart’ 

After escaping her ordinary life and following her dream of writing a romance novel, Allie Richard’s finds herself falling in love with her sexy best friend Shane Barton. But all too soon, her past catches up to her, trying to tear their budding romance apart.

Finally finding the amazing girl of his dreams, Shane Barton races to protect what’s his and will do anything to protect her. This loving, and sexy man is tender to the touch but will fight to keep them together.

Will Allie and Shane be able to withstand what her past throws at them to put an end to their happiness? Will they ever be able to be Together Forever?

*Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

I was asked to review this by the author a while ago. Unfortunately other stuff got in the way lol. I've read books 1 and 3 for the author and all I can say for this author, is WATCH OUT and READ all 3 Forever Series books. This will make sense once you read My Saviour Forever as the characters all know each other through the 3 books. 

I LOVED all the characters in the 3 books. Shane is as sexy and gorgeous as you could want in a book boyfriend and Allie aka Alexa is drop dead gorgeous with an overprotective brother and a past that NO ONE would want to go through. The things these two lovely characters get up to with the sex scenes are HOT HOT HOT.

ENJOY when you get to read these books.