Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Collapse (Havoc #4)

Special Forces Horn Unit Member, Michael Love, is best known for his smart mouth and sexual conquests. However, when a mission forces him to revisit his painful past, he is turned inside out. If the pressure from that wasn't enough, he's asked for a favor by the only girl who he could never tell no. Between the two missions will this Special Forces member survive or will the weight of it all force him to Collapse?

(Can be read as a Standalone, but is a novel in the Havoc Series)


*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

Collapse is book 4 in the Havoc series, but can be read as a stand alone.

Out of every single book I have read by Xavier Neal,  and I've read all but one, Collapse has left the biggest emotional impact. I laughed, I cried, and I fell head over heels in love.

Judging by his demeanor in the other books in the Havoc series I could have never even begun to fathom Michael's (Glove) depth. I most certainly would have been quick to deny him standing a remote chance of being my favorite male character. I have NEVER been so wrong. Michael's story  devoured me, heart and soul.

He has a tragic past and his  vulnerabilities consumed me. The joking and feigning ignorance is just a facade of protection.

Mandy, the female protagonist, is a witty, sexy character I absolutely love. Her desire to protect her heart is easily relatable.  Her laid back demeanor is refreshing. She's hard headed, intelligent, and fun.

Michael and Mandy's relationship/friendship is soul deep. It is the kind of relationship that is craved and one that comforts. The tension between the two is utterly intoxicating.  I will not ever get enough of these two.

On a side note, I am thoroughly impressed at the progress Neal makes as a writer. The fluidity of the prose is flawless.  It took nothing to suck me into the story and hold my intrigue until the end. This is one of the best stories I have ever read. I am over the moon to have it on my bookshelf. 

The Chronicles of Izzy Box Set

I lived an ordinary life. Perhaps it was a life of loss, maybe even a lonely life, but ordinary all the same. Never in a million years could I have predicted the events that would unfold after that fateful delivery. Some Seer I was.

But that doesn't matter any more, that life, the one I'd thought was my reality, was nothing more than a weakly constructed facade. The lines between reality and fiction have blurred, leaving me with nothing but the cold hard facts. The world is vastly different than I ever understood. Guardians and Seers are real, and I have the power within me to tip the balance in a war between good and evil that had been brewing since the beginning of time. The fight was coming to a head and the outcome hinged entirely upon me.

I have to make an impossible choice. Would I step into my role as a Seer and face the growing Darkness head on, or would I cower and let everyone I loved suffer and die?

The Darkness will rise and the Prophecy remains, the Seer must Fall.
So Fall I will.

Friendships, love, and sacrifice will all play out transforming Izzy into the Seer of prophecy. Find out what happens in The Chronicles of Izzy.


 *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

The Chronicles of Izzy series will have a special place on my bookshelf. As far as Paranormal Romance novels go this is a must read. It is beautifully written,  easy to follow, and easy to visualize. I adore the characters in the series. The witty bantering between creates a light atmosphere admist dark circumstances. The romantic tension between Izzy and Keenan is what initially had me hooked. The suspense and enermous plot twists are what ultimately captivated my attention through the end. There is certainly a special allure for readers who crave emotional roller coasters.

Friday, June 26, 2015

See How She Runs (The Chronicles of Izzy book 1) by Michelle Graves

Izzy was a normal girl living in Chicago as a bike messenger before that fateful day. She delivered one package and set into action a chain of events she never could have expected.

Now she is running for her life from the Corporation, her best friend is not at all who he seemed, and to top it all off she keeps having visions.

Will she survive to navigate the waters as a Seer? Will her feelings for Kennan be her very downfall? Find out in See How She Runs.


I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the  Chronicles of Izzy series. It has a laid back atmosphere with a lot of fun and witty bantering between Izzy and her unexpected guardian,  Keenan. The tension between those two is insatiable. And the secondary characters are entertaining and blend in well with the story-line. There are a few interesting twists in the plot rendering a reader eager to finish the story quickly. 4 stars. 

Classic by Xavier Neal

Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They fall in love and live happily ever after, right? That is unless boy is a criminal and girl is the daughter of the man trying to catch him. With circumstances this unforgiving, is there anyway their love story will have an ending that we've come to know as classic? *Warning: Cliffhanger. This is the first in the series*

  ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

The title for this book is absolutely perfect. Classic is a modern day tale of star crossed lovers. Imagine Romero and Juliet meets The Fast and the Furious. Throw in Van Gough art visuals and a solid foundation of intrigue is created.

New Adult Romance isn't exactly my preferred genre. However, Xavier Neal keeps publishing books that could have me easily addicted. The characters in Classic are probably my favorite to date. With each new story Neal's characters seemingly gain more depth, enhancing an already captivating story-line.

Merrick is probably the sweetest, most intelligent and interesting Alpha male I've followed. And I would follow him anywhere!  Jovi is the kind and considerate good girl who is desperate to break away from her father's shadow and stake her own claim on life. When the two met I was swept away. It was so sweet and just I couldn't imagine a more perfect scene. And the more time they spend together the more I could feel my own heart overflow with hope, love, and excitement. And while most may not be fans of cliffhangers,  I say the more intense the better. This is one to have anxious readers begging for more. Classic is the new series to follow and if I could give more than 5 stars it wouldn't even be a thought.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Forever (Unfortunate Fairy Tale #5)

 Book Description:

 Estimated 351 pages
With the Godmother Guild destroyed by Teague's army, Mina finds herself without the guidance of her Fae Godmother. Alone and confused, she must lean on her friends for support. The dark prince threatens their very existence with a show of power on the human plane that has everyone running for their lives.
To save them, Mina must make a deal with the prince to become his prisoner or lose her friends forever. But is there any hope for Jared and the love they briefly shared, or must beauty destroy the beast she created?


Forever is a chaotic whirlwind of emotions.  As the events transpire the intensity increases creating a tension filled atmosphere of fear and blissful anticipation.  It's stacked with adventure, new fairy tale spin-offs, and a hefty load of mind boggling revelations. Throw in a little romance and we have a new best seller! This is the best Chanda Hahn book to date!

                 UnEnchanted (Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 1)
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Loving Nicole (Savage Brothers MC #3)

Title: Loving Nicole (Savage Brothers MC #3)

Author: Jordan Marie

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: June 1, 2015




I'm marrying my soulmate.
We're having a baby. Life is perfect.
But having it all, means you have everything to lose.
In the blink of an eye, all my dreams slip through my fingers like grains of sand.


I have it all.
My woman has my ring on her finger, my baby in her belly and my club is healing.
Then everything goes to hell.
Nicole thinks we're done.
We are not. She's mine.

Love makes the strong weak.
Will loving Nicole bring Dragon to his knees?
When dark secrets from the past surface, will it be the end of the Savage Brothers MC?


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Official Loving Nicole Teaser 2


“You’re…home,” she says and the words are such a drastic change from the argument we are having that I have to stop and replay her words in my head. “Mama?” I ask confused on if we’re still fighting or what the hell just happened. I think the fucking woman just gave me whiplash. “You’re home, Dragon,” she says again, her eyes wide. She’s breathing hard, her hair is fanned around her face and down her shoulders. I don’t think, I’m pretty sure that’s impossible right now, anyway. I grab her by the back of the neck and slam my mouth against hers. Her hands come up pulling on my cut, at the same time I take her mouth. She pushes my cut off my arms and I maneuver so it falls to the fucking ground. I don’t give a damn. My hands reach the silk blouse she’s wearing and I rip it apart. Buttons pop and fly out of the way at the same time her hands lift my shirt up. I yank it over my head. Our lips break apart, only because I have no choice, as the shirt joins my cut on the concrete. “Fuck, Mama….” I hiss as her nails bite into my sides. I feel the soft skin of her stomach slide against mine. “Dragon, I need you.” She moans before our lips come back together. My hand goes to the button of her jeans, undoing it and sliding the zipper down. “I got you Mama, I got you.” I mumble, my lips kissing down her neck, my fingers slide into her underwear and immediately delve into her depths. She’s so fucking wet, my dick is pounding against my jeans—demanding to come out and play. I slip my fingers against her soaked clit torturing it and she bites into my shoulder. Motherfucker, I need inside of her now. I pull back just enough so I can slide her clothes down over her hips. My hand goes to my belt, fumbling around like a fucking teenager, when Nicole pushes against my chest. “No…” she growls. I jerk back. My dick is free, I’m about to slide home and now when she wants to stop? “Damn it, Mama…” “We can’t, not here, Dragon. Anyone can see.” It hits me we’re in the middle of the hospital parking structure. If I listen, I can hear cars and voices. I try to breathe, because I can barely think. Blood is pounding in my system and I can hear it echoing in my ears. I’m at the point I don’t care who is around, I’ll take her on the fucking hood.


Today I had to deal with finding out about the death of a friend. I tried reading Loving Nicole,  but I felt lifeless and disinterested. I read an excerpt that intrigued me to want to push through it, only there was no pushing. Today, I am thankful Jordan Marie decided to become an author.  Without her vision and talent, making it through today didn't seem possible.  Thank you woman.

Jordan Marie weaved an intense story-line in this third installment of the Savage Brothers MC novel. Her writing is so vivid that at times I forget I'm not reading about actual events. Loving Nicole is one of the best Thriller's I've ever read. It is a whirlwind of emotions. The intensity between Dragon and Nicole is insatiable. It's my own little, personal high. The darkness that continues to disrupt their already chaotic lives is infuriating. My heart shattered for both Dani and Nicole. When the story focuses primarily on Dragon and Nicole I couldn't put it down. Their passion is one of craving and utter intoxication . Their story has come to feel like home. I cried three times reading about it. I rarely EVER cry while reading so be prepared if it's a common occurrence for you.
 I've also become far too curious about Crusher now to turn back, as if that were ever a possibility. I'm can't wait to read what Jordan writes next. Find out why everyone is saying Loving Nicole is the best Jordan Marie novel to date! 5 stars!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Roche Hotel Season 2

Jane Seymour and the quirky staff of The Roche Hotel are back for another hilarious season of this Tudorific romantic comedy. Thanks to Jane’s no-nonsense practicality, the struggling hotel is on its way to becoming a thriving business. Henry the Donut Guy has won her over with his delicious pastries and irresistible charm. Even her ailing mother has found a new love. Life is sweet until a new assistant manager is hired…who just happens to be Jane’s meddling, sleazeball of an ex-husband. How will Jane keep the peace and prevent the hotel from going under without losing her mind?

Roche Hotel season 2 is a romantic, comedy novella. As it is a continuation from season one I'll dive into Jane and Henry's relationship. Jane's playboy ex-husband decides to show back up in her life as a permanent installment. Personally,  I don't see how he be can be anyone's cup of tea. As you can imagine that puts quite a bit of friction between Jane and Henry. There are a lot of silly, "it's one of those days" moments throughout the story to keep it light.  Jane doesn't seem as snarky in season two and I miss that. Hint hint. Bring on the feisty! And though there is tension between the pair, what with all of the chaos they now attempt surviving together, I wouldn't mind reading their thoughts on a deeper, romantic level. Though, I am fairly sure the nature of the novella is to be kept light, hence the comedy. The ending is rather perfect and incredibly sweet. A certain incident or three have me very much looking forward to season three. 4 stars!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Faerie's Secret (Creepy Hollow #4) by Rachel Morgan


Release Date: June 16, 2015
It's been ten years since Lord Draven fell. Ten years since the enchanted winter came to an end and fae across the realm began piecing their lives back together. Ten years since a now-forgotten foe was thrown into a faraway prison and began planning his next move ...
Join beloved characters and new heroes as the bestselling Creepy Hollow series continues.

His eyes remain trained ahead, but I see a hint of a smile on his lips. I shake my head and smile to myself. I wonder if I'll ever find out what he really does. Probably not, since I doubt I'll see him again after we get out of here. Well, unless I get a tattoo. Or several. Mom would hate that. She wouldn't be too keen on me spending time with someone like Chase, either. The thought makes me pleased. Or perhaps it's the thought of not saying goodbye to Chase just yet. 
"You're doing it again," Chase says without breaking his stride.
I raise my eyes and see the image that just played through my mind: the moment Chase shook my hand in his tattoo studio. That moment before I opened the door and found Saber there. 

 In a Faerie's Secret, Author Rachel Morgan included a shock factor of epic proportions, bound to leave Creepy Hollow enthusiasts stunned until her next release. 
The plot twist is BRILLIANT! It is the plot twist of all plot twists and this is why Rachel Morgan is THE author to follow. It guarantees a reader will read A Faerie's Secret several times over with ferocity.
Be prepared for flash backs to the prior novels, blissful excerpts of your favorite creepy hollow couple, and magical adventure to explore for hours, possibly days. 5 Stars!

 Rachel Morgan is a South African author who spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn't for her--after all, they didn't approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart.

She is the author of the bestselling Creepy Hollow series, and the lighthearted contemporary romance Trouble series.

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