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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Feasted On: Tweethearts by Nicole Haddow

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 1299 KB | Expected Release Date: February 14, 2014 | Publisher: Penguin Books Australia: Destiny Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Tweethearts" by Nicole Haddow

Author's Book Description : Jemima Starler loathes her job writing for the pregnancy magazine Placenta Monthly. To break the monotony, she writes scandalous tweets about the magazine industry as her secret online identity, Maghag. Thankfully, she also has her cute and talented housemate, Samson, to keep life interesting.

When her editor stoops to a new ethical low, Jemima's reputation is suddenly on the line. She must find a way to carve out a new career, but it's hard to focus when Samson's mixed signals are driving her crazy. And when her handsome housemate is plucked from obscurity to star on a new reality TV show, everything changes. It's time for Jemima to trust her feelings instead of believing what she sees online, but has she missed her chance?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars -- two roommates suddenly realize their feelings for one another under extremely bad circumstances. Will they find a way to officially prove to each other how they feel or will they find they are better off apart?

This entertaining novel throws you into the world of pregnancy magazines and reality television while showing you the power of social media, all centered around Jemima (Jem) and Samsom's lives. At first glance, it seems that Jem and Samson are opposites. Yet as the novel progresses, you can tell that they even each other out in ways neither would have thought until they are forced to stay apart. This novel puts fun twists throughout to elevate the pressure that is put on Samson and Jem once they jump into the world of reality television. In addition, it was fun reading Jem's remarks as @MagHag while she was working at Placenta Monthly. =0)

Along with following Samson and Jem's lives, you also follow Evie's, a recently pregnant ex-girlfriend of an AFL footballer turned reality show host, who turns into one of Jem's good friends as the novel progresses. I really enjoyed her sweet romance with Connor.

Overall, I really liked the flow of this novel and how everything turned out. It gives you a great (sort of) behind-the-scenes look while keeping with the spirit of a contemporary romance. The only thing I wish was that it had an epilogue to show us where Samson and Jem are now if this is going to be the only book they'll have, if not then I can't wait to see where their lives will take them next!

I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys humorous contemporary romances!

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Book Teaser(s) :
My headstone shall read: 'She died choking on a tasty chunk of white bread. It was abundantly preferable to talking about property.' ~ within Chapter 7
Later, Odette strode back in and shoved Jemima's latte at her. She plonked herself on the couch and waited for the action to happen.
'This is going to take a while. You can go back to the office if it gets too boring,' Jemima suggested.
'Are you kidding? I want to see everything,' Odette argued.
Evie stared ahead in the mirror but couldn't stifle a grin.
Jemima knew this wasn't the time or place to have a debate with Odette, so instead she whipped out her phone and thoughtlessly vented her frustration on Twitter:
If you like a side of attitude with your morning coffee, get a personal assistant. ~ within Chapter 9
Naturally, Owen and Jemima were hiding out in the van taking bets on exactly when Grant might blow his top again.
'We should do a Facebook poll,' Owen suggested. 'When will our executive produce's head explode? Three p.m., six p.m. or ten p.m.? You decide!'
'I reckon six p.m.' Jemima laughed as she scrolled through the contestant Twitter accounts to see what they'd been up to lately. ~ within Chapter 32
For more information on this book and/or any other books/articles by Nicole, then please check out her website.

Made the Grade: Stolen Kiss From a Prince by Teresa Carpenter

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Hardcover - Pages: 253; Paperback - Pages: 253; Kindle Edition - File Size: 306 KB | Expected Release Date: April 1, 2014 | Publisher: Harlequin Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Stolen Kiss From a Prince" by Teresa Carpenter

Author's Book Description : When royal duty calls...

Charged with the care of the newly orphaned heir to the Kardana throne, nanny Katrina Vicente finds herself faced with an even more formidable task—working alongside the boy's uncle, the devastatingly handsome Prince Julian, the prince regent.

Desperate to keep the secrets of her past under lock and key, getting involved with a prince is the last thing Katrina needs, particularly with the world watching. But it's hard to ignore their instant chemistry—especially after one stolen kiss! Could her royal assignment be about to transform into the most magical of fairy tales?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars. This sweet romance brings together two people who are at the low points of their lives who turn to each other when it looks like no one else would understand/help them. In doing so it turns both of their worlds upside down. Together Julian & Katrina are a intriguing pair that you can't help but root for .... even through Julian's blunders.

My only wish was that the ending was a bit better and had an epilogue.

Overall, I recommend the novel to those who like soft sweet heartwarming contemporary romances!

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Baby Under the Christmas Tree

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013

Book Teaser(s) :
"Unca Julie stupid." Sammy announced.
"Uncle Julian was helping you." She corrected the boy. ~ within Chapter 7
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Teresa, then please check her out on the Goodreads' website.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Feasted On: Dante’s Circle Series, Book 4

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1901 KB | Release Date: April 12, 2014 | Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing | Obtained:

"Tangled Innocence" [Dante’s Circle Series, Book 4] by Carrie Ann Ryan

Author's Book Description : Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

As one of the seven lightning struck women, Nadie Morgan has known for a while now that her fate would be forever changed…and revolve around a certain dragon. From the first time Dante Bell saw Nadie, he knew she was the one for him. There’s just one problem–there’s another in his life he’s waiting on as well.

When Jace Goodwin, a bear shifter and Mediator, finally comes back to the human realm after years away under circumstances out of his control, his first stop is to Dante’s Circle where he not only finds his dragon, but the woman they both have been waiting for.

Once secrets are told and the sparks fly, Nadie’s new life becomes something she never thought possible. However there’s another realm at play and Jace and Nadie’s dragon will have to fight harder than he’s ever fought before to keep the life he’s waited eons for.

Warning: Contains one not-so-innocent human, a bear known for his bear-hugs, a tattooed and pierced dragon with a fiery temper, and a connection so explosive, you’ll be fanning yourself from page one.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! Hit the ground running in this entertaining, thrilling, and heart-wrenching novel! In addition, to being a great addition to it's series this novel was one that I could not get enough of and did want to have end. Nevertheless, the series must continue so I guess that's okay. =0)

This trio, Nadie with her men, is a great match up from the very beginning. I especially liked how each of them handled each new "twist" that was thrown their way, as it seemed that even when one started to freak out the others were able to set them straight quickly, usually romantically, and move on to the next thing that came at them. It all made the flow of this novel work really well, which is one of the reasons I could not get enough of it!!

About the Main Characters:
• Nadie: Not as innocent as she appears to be. A virgin who doesn't want to be one anymore. Sick of Dante ignoring her. Ready to throw in the towel on the whole "mate thing" until Jace comes into her life. Will do anything and everything to protect her mates.

• Dante: One fierce dragon. Doesn't like conformity. Hates his family. Very old. Loves his bar, his mates, Jace's family, and his friends.

• Jace: A grizzly bear shifter who acts like a "teddy bear" when it comes to Nadie. A Mediator -- someone who goes to different realms to help solve any complications. Has known Dante for the past 80 years and has been actively searching for their third pairing (Nadie) throughout those years. Has a great family.

Together they prove just how inseparable they actually are and what they are willing to do to be sure they can stay together forever!

The only reason I didn't give this the full 5 stars that I wanted to, is because of the person who died. I know we only just met him (or at least I did since the only other book I've read in this series was book 2 and he wasn't in that one) yet as soon as we did I was hoping he'd be a mate with one of the other girls in the group. In the short time, you read about him in this novel you cannot help but like him, which is why I cried when he was killed. =0(

Overall, I highly recommend this novel and series to anyone who is a fan of Ms. Ryan and/or those who enjoy paranormal romances!

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My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2012

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : I want a Werewolf Husband - March 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : A Taste For a Mate | Trinity Bound

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesdays: An Alpha’s Path | Teaser Tuesdays: A Taste for a Mate | Teaser Tuesdays: Trinity Bound | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014

Author's Novel Extras : Tangled Innocence - Overview & Excerpt | Pinterest: Tangled Innocence | Blurb Reveal: Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 1 – Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 2, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 3, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 4, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 5, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 6, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 7, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 8, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 9, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 10, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 11, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 12, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 13, Tangled Innocence | Quote of the Day: Day 14, Tangled Innocence | Tangled Innocence: Exclusive Excerpt 1

Author's Series Extras : Dante's Circle Series - Overview & Character Profiles | Pinterest: Dante's Circle Series | Dust of My Wings - Overview & Excerpt | Her Warriors’ Three Wishes - Overview & Excerpt | An Unlucky Moon - Overview & Excerpt | Ever After/His Choice - Overview & Excerpt | Pinterest: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Manic Monday Updates | Manic Monday Updates | Dust of My Wings - Six Sentence Sunday #40 | Dust of My Wings - Six Sentence Sunday #48 | Galley Edits and Proof! | Manic Monday Updates: September Edition | A Wedding with Wings - A FREE Dante's Circle Short Story | 2012: A Year in Review | Saturday Snippet: Dust of My Wings | Saturday Snippet: Dust of My Wings | Manic Monday Updates: January Edition | Manic (Thursday) Updates: February Edition | Manic Monday Updates: March Edition | DUST OF MY WINGS is a Nominee for The Romance Reviews! | HER WARRIORS’ THREE WISHES: A Tease | Chapter 1 Reveal: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Her Warriors’ Three Wishes Book Trailer | Quote of the Day 1: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Quote of the Day 2: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Quote of the Day 3: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Quote of the Day 4: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Quote of the Day 5: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Quote of the Day 6: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | New Release: HER WARRIORS’ THREE WISHES | An Excerpt: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes | Manic Monday Updates: June Edition | Dante’s Circle FAQ Post | Release Day for Ever After! | 2013: A Year of Reflection | Updates and Series | Snippet Sunday: Dust of My Wings, Dante’s Circle

Book Teaser(s) :
She’d gone to sleep soon after Jace had left the night before, dreaming of dragons and bears and frolicking down a yellow brick road. Apparently her subconscious was a little illogical. ~ within Chapter 4
That was another thing she and her dragon would have to discuss.
He couldn’t keep treating her like fragile glass when it came to big decisions. Leaving her asleep while he went off to a group of paranormals that could hurt him classified as one of those things that he needed to at least mention to her.
Not just tell his messenger.
Apparently she was still a little peeved at that.
“Nadie, honey, I don’t know.” She winced at his honesty but didn’t interrupt him. “I have no idea what the Conclave wanted with him, and, fuck, I was so scared when Dante told me where he was going. I’m one huge-ass grizzly, and I wanted to cower under the table and hide the two of you away forever.”
She blinked at him. He needed to work on his whole don’t-freak-out-Nadie thing. ~ within Chapter 8
When had his life turned into a soap opera?
He used to be the nomadic hermit dragon with friends from other realms and no worries other than keeping others at bay. Now he had a potential war, two mates who he loved and didn’t want to leave, and now...this.
Dragon shit.
“Ready?” Jace asked from his side, his hand resting on the small of Dante’s back.
Dante relaxed for a moment, leaning into the other man. He closed his eyes, needing to regroup before they left. It wouldn’t do anyone any good for him to be a stressed-out basket case. He’d either end up throwing his mates in his hoard and hiding them from the outside or start growling and spitting fire at random dragons that dared enter his line of sight. ~ within Chapter 14
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Carrie Ann, then please check out her website.


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