Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Tis The Season To Be Sinful By: Adrienne Basso

Tis the Season to Be SinfulTis the Season to Be Sinful by Adrienne Basso
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Richard, a self made American, finds himself wanting an estate in the countryside of England. Juliet finds herself under the thumb of her deceased husband's brother and with an estate mounting bills. The solution - marriage. Juliet has hope to open Richard's heart afterall the physical and desire is not the issue. His business keeps him away until Christmas. A possible business investor, relatives, friends, staff, and step-children can overrun his house, can they free the ghosts that cling to him and offer a chance in the season of miracles and a wife that melts the ice with love.

I admit that with the Holidays coming upon us, I find myself wanting and craving stories like this.. but this was well written, secondary characters thoroughly developed, and multi challenges that are overcome. For the Hallmark addict to the Happily Ever Afters this is a must read.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: Awake at Dawn By: C.C. Hunter

Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2)Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ms. Hunter has done it again, capturing Shadow Falls and Kylie Gaylen. This book starts unraveling Kylie's gifts one by one as they appear in her - from the liking blood to the rapid running - little by little she is coming into her own, as other people take an interest in her, danger is lurking too close.
We have Kylie dealing with the "normal" issues, finding her real dad Daniel's parents, her mom and step-dad seperating, the torn heart between Derek who is there for her and eases her and Lucas whom she dreams of.
The continuing saga with her friends and counselor make this a great read and has me wanting more from this series - but I must wait til April 2012.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Lips Like Sugar Edited by: Violet Blue

Lips Like Sugar: Women's Erotic FantasiesLips Like Sugar: Women's Erotic Fantasies by Violet Blue

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Maybe I was looking for something a bit more than what seemed to be simply very short essays of fantasies. 19 "stories" in 167 pages ranging from boredom to wishing a longer story, more development. I don't blame the book, I blame my expectations of it from some of the reviews.

So, let me be honest.. would I get this or recommmend it, not really but about 4 stories really stand out and let you, the reader, get a taste and style of writing from multiple authors.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review:The Annotated Peter Pan Centennial Edition By: JM Barrie

The Annotated Peter Pan (The Centennial Edition)  (The Annotated Books)The Annotated Peter Pan (The Centennial Edition) by J.M. Barrie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A must have for all that cherish and hold onto ones youth, dreams and that inner child within. A great collection of the beginning, through Disney and beyond of the classic and the story itself is included. Flip through or read all through the chapters -- it will have you reliving adventures of the imagination that you thought you grew out of and have you crying out - I do believe in fairies.

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Review: Carrier of the Mark By: Leigh Fallon

Carrier of the Mark Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Megan Rosenberg finds herself in Ireland after her mother had died. A spooky monk appears to her more and more since the accident and the mysterious boy Adam along with his rumored witch family the DeRis helps begin the novel Carrier of the Mark. Megan, Adam, and his siblings find an attraction to each other based upon the Marked Ones, Carriers and the truth of the Elementals. With a secret society protecting them, there is also another group searching for them hoping to gather them together to rule the world.

I found the storyline interesting and found myself in the middle of the book realizing there are about 50+ pages that slowed the story and had me wanting to put the book down. I am glad that I did finish it though, especially simce it does pick up and has a wonderfully written climatic ending.

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