Wednesday, May 29, 2013

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: Sweet Peril

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, the Duke of Substance Abuse, has to continue with her party-girl act in order to keep up her appearance with the whisperers and other Dukes of Sin that she's still working for their side. She struggles with her double life, but it doesn't help when the one she loves continues to treat her like the plague, even when he looks hot doing it.

But when a prophecy comes back into play, her father sends her and Kopano, the son of the Duke of Wrath, around the world to recruit other Nephilim like them in order to gain the support they need to get rid of the Dukes' ruling over the kids whose souls were damned the day they were born.

Lines, truths and trust will be put on the spot, but for Anna and Kaiden, is loving someone worth their life?


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I can't believe Anna and Kaiden finally got together! The synopsis almost drove me away when I found out it was just her and some other guy (no offense, Kope, you're hot) traveling the world recruiting for a war that wasn't even in the book, but this did not disappoint!

Sweet Evil left you falling from a very high cliff, and the one thing going through my mind was whether or not Anna and Kaiden would get to be together. A few pages into this book and I was already crying when she saw him again after six months of absolutely nothing from him. How could someone so nice take on an emotional beating and physical pain (see blue balls) without cracking up??? She's trying to talk to him to get this thing out in the open and settled with, but he's putting on the natural lust charm and fogging up not only her mind, but mine as well. And he ain't even real! (Well, not in this reality, anyway). I know this is YA, but damn! Some scenes (okay, most of the scenes with A&K in it) were HOT. Like, holy hell am I reading a YA? And there weren't even naughty things said to get your blood pressure going- the tension did it all on its own!

It's really frustrating when the world you live in forbids you from liking a guy who has to work because his daddy, the Duke of Lust, commands it. I bet it also sucks when the girl you love is someone you feel is too pure for a rake like yourself. But it happens, their love, and boy was Anna mad when she found out her dad was partially behind Kaiden's cold-shoulder treatment all this time. She does handle it well, though, so applause for you, girl!

Their relationship is pretty rough in this book. First they don't talk to each other (Kaiden's doing), and then when Anna hears Kaiden giving Kopano (who likes her) the green light to move in on her, she goes with one crazy idea born from a tired-of-being-hurt heart and kisses Kope during an emotional incident.... Well, I mean they were hiding in the closet because of an assignment, but yeah. You get the idea. Small space. Close contact. Strong Lust-Sensor nose.

The kiss only confirms that she loves Kaiden, but word gets back to Lust Boy and out of hurt, he almost ALMOST sleeps with this girl who works for his band and is also named Anna with blonde hair and nice manners. LOL, can anyway scream ALERT?? When they do make up, and Anna finds out that he'd almost slept with a girl because he wanted to and not because of work, it hurts her a lot, but she actually tries to put herself in his shoes in order to understand his side of the story, because they both wronged the other, no matter who did what and when. That was very grown up of her, because it's true, he'd only ALMOST slept with a girl because he was mad that she'd kissed Kope. So they deal with it, and they become-------- BUM BUM BUMMMMMM

BOYFRIEND AND GIRLFRIEND! Woot woot-!
*God, don't you EVER fucking do that again*
*It's not that bad, you know-*
*SHUTUP*
...
So now they're an item, but unfortunately their relationship can only go so far as snogging because the last thing she wants is to lose her 'purity' status and end up as the girl who couldn't hold the Holy Sword That Would End All This Drama because she couldn't keep her pants up. It's Hell on a son of the Duke of Lust, I'm sure, but he's hanging in there.

I think the first book was more exciting and dramatic, but this was still a 5-Star novel for me because it concentrated on Anna and Kaiden's sad affair as well as other stuff to introduce the third book where the real action will take place. And it looks like Kope might have a female companion *waggles eyebrows* so let's keep our fingers crossed for that young man!

I recommend this series, so start with Sweet Evil. It's a very nice take on guardian angels, demons, and the kids who are born from the Dukes and are thus forced to work for them. You'll get a great adventure/action/love story from the first and a satisfied love-ending from the second.

Happy Reading :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: Cursed

Ivy's summoned to Rome for her testimony about what exactly went down the night the portal opened- and closed. However, she's determined to get back the love of her life who took her place in Hell, and she won't give up on Collin, despite what her visions, or the rest of her 'people', say.

After three months of information searching, she, Eric and Shannon finally end up in Hell. Only, their situations just got ten times worse.

Nothing is as it seems in the Underworld.

Don't trust beautiful things. They don't belong.

Avoid everything, even ones that don't seem harmless.

And never, ever trust the things you see; they just might suck you in and never let you leave.


GOD Allycat, don't read this. Nothing but fucking depression and despair.

The first one, Demon Kissed, was fine- great, actually. It had everything and a lot of stuff was going on: she gets her soul (well most of it) taken and then she finds out she's a Martis ("good guy") who was attacked by a Valefar ("bad guy"). Her friend Eric, a Martis, trains her, then freaks and hates her when it's revealed she has demon blood in her and not just angel blood. Blah blah, she meets Collin, who turns out to be 'bad', and then all hell sorta breaks loose, this big fight comes up, she thinks Collin has betrayed her, but then in the end he ends up taking her place in Hell so then she becomes depressed and later determined to get him back. A lot of drama, but it's because other stuff happens that it doesn't emotionally paralyze you.

Like THIS book did. Fuck, all that happens is her getting the shit treatment in Italy and then shit on in Hell! She gets sent to Rome and is treated like a Valefar because they "haven't determined whether or not they can overturn the Prophecy". The prophecy basically says she's gonna destroy everything, but come on! She put her life on the line to save their asses, and what do they do? Treat her like shit. So for three months she has to endure being treated like a prisoner because she needs information in their library about getting her boyfriend out of Hell.

Then Eric shows up because the councilmen want his testimony, but it ends up being this execution for him because they can't get him to say she's evil. She saves him the same day she finds the answers she's been looking for, they teleport out of the chambers and below Rome, and then Shannon shows up just before they go to Hell.

She finds her older sister there, who turns out to be a Valefar, but doesn't even get to save her in the end. Fuck. And then while on their "journey" they run into some stuff and she finds Eric dying, so she thinks he's silently pleading for her to help him, and she turns him into a Valefar. She thinks it doesn't work, leaves him, and then gets attacked by Shannon, whom later dies in flames. Double fuck- but Shannon was irritating so I didn't feel bad. I just got even more irritated that she went from helpful to psychotic traitor. Bitch. And THEN it turns out Eric survived, but now he's pissed at her and smelling her and shit- he's confused and thinks she's the one who originally attacked him when really it was just Shannon. Just-

WHAT THE HELL??? This book is so fucking depressing, and the way she thinks? I don't like it, so I can't even enjoy it that much! Fuck, the only one I liked in here was the bloody dragon! And he doesn't even do anything!

Do I recommend this? Not really.
However, I liked the first book, and I do want to know what'll happen in the end. I'm just gonna wait to the whole series is out, though, and then read their back covers and figure out whether or not I'm still interested. Ugh. Thank God this other book I was waiting for came out yesterday.

Happy fucking Reading.

Monday, May 13, 2013

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: Zoey Rogue

Zoey is a Hunter for the society of Succubae, but all she wants to be is normal. Sure, it fulfills her to save other women from being raped and drained by the Cambions, but as a Halfling, she feels she doesn't fit anywhere. Eric, her human boyfriend, is the only normal link she has that keeps her from being sucked into her society like all the others. But how long will she really be able to fool herself?

Declan, the second most powerful Incubus in his society, has known about his spitfire soulmate for three years, and still feels unprepared to take her at his side. What's worse, she's a part of the enemy's team.

However, fate forces his hand into finally accepting her, and once he touches her, he'll never be able to let go.


But that doesn't matter, because it all depends on how much trust Zoey is willing to give him. And with so many secrets going on between their societies, what will happen when she finally lets down her walls?

Damn, I love this cover- it's so cool!! Not to mention freaky- I don't think I've ever seen a character's ass on any of my authors' works whom I was introduced to through YA novels. It's like seeing that possibly fake tweet of our vice president hacking Obama's account and saying "I love dicks"- it's weird, I tell you, weird!

I loved Lizzy Ford after I found her Witchlings series, so this was a nice change! And hey, it's sex and violence and fantasy, can't really go wrong there with me. So basically, the Succubae and Incubi are separate societies. The Incubi are assocaited with Cambions, offspring of Incubi and humans, who feed off of women through rape and murder. As these monsters grow stronger, so do their fathers, the Incubi. The Succubae have Hunters, which consist both of Succubae and Halflings, to rescue the innocent and kill the Cambions. Halflings are created in test tubes with DNA from a Succubus and a human. Either side is not as it seems, though. For example, mostly all the Hunters except for some Halflings don't survive past their 22nd birthday due to going crazy and unstable via their sex energy. This is hush hush, as they want to keep the women at their most motivated to continue fighting. Oh,  and only some Halflings survive because they're lucky enough to get found by their soulmate, an incubus, who has the power to help them with their energy and magic. Another example is that the Cambions had somehow found their way and corrupted the system that runs the Incubi society. Because of this, Declan and the rest of his family (the Enforcers feared by either society) along with some others plot to overthrow them and start a civil war.

OKAY! So the sex was hot and the swearing was quite natural like it is in other books. This book was pretty good! The only thing that bothered me was how confused I got at times. It didn't really flow well for me and the way my brain works, I guess. XP. Like, Zoey could be thinking of something, but then something happens, and her mood flips, and then something else happens and she's back to being how was she was before. I also felt that some small parts in the book contradicted itself? IDK- I did read four books in like, the last two days, maybe my brain's frying on the back burner and I'm actually running on auto pilot. Who knows.

And Zoey isn't exactly someone I can relate to, but that wasn't usually a problem for me if I was still convinced to like the character. Don't get me wrong, I love her, but some of the things she does... makes me wonder if she's just stupid or stupid. Makes me feel like she's still developing, and this is just the "Before" Zoey. Then again, I could just be on auto pilot.

As the end approached, I was screaming internally!!! I was so sad when she thought Declan was cheating on her, and poor Declan! This whole time (well towards the end of the book, really) he thinks he's screwing Zoey, when in actuality, it's different women his enemy's sent disguised as her! He's drowning in anger and guilt- especially guilt, considering that Zoey was just beginning to really trust him.

Sigh.

I think the only way I'll read the seconnd book is if the reviews talk about how Olivia (the head of Zoey's society and major Fucker right now) dies a gruesome death and Zoey and Declan only piss each other off with their personalities and independent mindest, and not with an extra variable slut-hoe-bag-soon-to-be-rubber-doll-as-punishment-for-pissing-me-off!*

Breathes.

I take the last part back. I just don't want any more cheating to be done! It breaks me heart. T_T Not to mention that the way Ford writes makes me stand on edge- I'm backtracking like 100 times because I'm subconsciously skipping lines to see if he really did fuck some other woman or if she really did do something that isn't explained until like 40 pages later-

... Overall, the idea of a succubus world is awesome and I'm glad there are some books coming out with them as the stars in their pages. Lizzy Ford is a cool cat and you need to check out her books. Well, I mean I know you read some, but you didn't finish some of the series!! *Clap-Clap* Come on, girl! Get on it! And then maybe when you feel like finally embracing your inner tiger, you'll read this. So like, read this. Soon.

Happy Reading :)

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: If I Should Die and Die For Her

Aaahhhh
A big sigh of relief and contentment after finishing the conclusion to the Revenants series.
Guess what, Vincent's not really dead! Though I suppose you already knew that, since he's the main character's love of her life. It'd kinda suck if he died and she ended up living life with him as a stalking guardian angel. :P


I also suspected Kate was the Champion when they started mentioning one, and when it said the Champion would kill Lucien, I (and mostly likely every other shark and shine) was like, "Ohh yeahh I was right!"
I admit, though, it took a while to remember all the characters, but afterwards, the book flowed nicely. :)
And when it was over, there were two things I couldn't stop thinking about:
1- "Boy wouldn't it be cool if Amy did another series based on the couple's lives as Revenants
and: 
2- "What happened to Jules??????"

Obviously I don't have the power to see Thought One through, but I could control my Jules-Fill! How? Why, by reading the novella made after Until I Die(2)!



Pretty, isn't it?
And let me just say.... it was SO. SAD.
The novella's about 60 pages and from Jules' POV (Point Of View) in the first two books.
He slowly falls for Kate and is just tortured every time he realizes he could never have her. I felt so bad! Every once in a while, I'd be like, "That's why he was freaking out when she kissed him!" or "I can't believe he was pouring his heart out to her when we all thought he was just being a flirt!"
Ugh! Or that ONE LINE??
"I thought she'd be the one to see right through it, to call me out and make me confess my feelings for her, but she wasn't."
*That wasn't exactly the line-*
*It's called adding lib, okay?*
Anyways the line was along the lines of that, but still just as sad!
He wants her to love him but at the same time he can't, because he loves his bro Vincent and doesn't want to do anything to hurt either of them T_T

All in all, I recommend the series; it's really great and devour-able ^_~
Both books were brilliant and nice like I'd finally been put to rest BUTTTT Revenants can never be put to rest!
*Evil laugh*
Therefore we should all hope 
that she starts another series about
their lives as Revenants and living together forever and ever!

Happy Reading!

Friday, May 10, 2013

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: Widow's Web

You'd think after killing the Cruella de Vil of her Southern town, the locals would be grateful and stop trying to kill her. Apparently not.

Especially when a returning resident sets her eyes on Owen... and Owen is reacting way more than he should.

So what's an assassin to do when an old flame- and apparent once-was fiance -shows up in her lover's life? Once an assassin, always an assassin, right? Maybe. But although Gin will hold a blade against anyone for her loved ones, for once, she may just have to hold out her heart and do the one thing that scares her: trust Owen.

Because although he claims that it's been over between him and Salina, Gin begins to realize just how much it can cost someone to give their heart away. And in an assassin's case, it's never a good thing.

Holy hell, this was very very very good! It kept me completely enamored with its witty, hilarious and brilliant characters. Some reviewed it as a little slow, and true, when in comparison to its earlier installments, this was one of those emotional novels that had you shaking your head at nothing and choking your kindle despite the fact that's it's a bloody object- or was it just me?
*shrug*
To be honest I haven't read any good books recently that weren't YA, so it was nice having some Gin in my life again. :) It starts with Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, stalking her new target to a building and eventually to his office. It turns out to be Owen and her foster brother, Finn, which she both shoots. The chapter ends, and the other opens up with her brother sighing in disgust at his ruined suit and defeat at having lost the bet. Way to boggle the mind when in reality (well, their's, anyway) it was just Gin taking them out before the month ended. Cute, right?

So she wins the bet and gets to take Owen out to a fancy (see expensive) restaurant, curtesy of Finn. They're finishing up when she sees McAllister, the sleezy lawyer who used to hide under Mab's power before she killed the Fire psycho. At first she refuses to let it get to her, and ignores him, but when the person he's waiting for walks in, commanding attention from anything with a third leg or feminine green monster, and notices Owen, it sorta becomes hard to ignore. Especially when Owen stares at the woman like he's seen a ghost and the said woman is nothing short of a leg spreader with a huge invitation for him to dig in. Again. As if he'd dined there before.

Turns out, Owen was once engaged to this Salina, and during a time that he refuses to share with Gin anytime soon. Gin doesn't know what's worse, that he kept having a fiance from her, or that he'd been in love with someone other than her. Hurts, huh, Gin? She experiences some stuff she could only imagine Owen felt when she had to deal with Donovan, the lovely- chokes -detective who broke her heart with the stick stuck up his moral ass, and she actually handles this very well. I think if anything, this book showed us how mature she'd become, both mentally and emotionally.

The woman leaves the table to have her meeting with the sleezeball lawyer, and Gin and Owen leave to have a little talk, which I think we all know is just a way of having makeup sex. The next day at the Pork Pit, her restaurant, in strolls Phillip Kincaid, one of the sharks in the city, and a current conundrum in dealing with what category to put him in: Someone Who Wants To Kill Her or Least Of Her Problems? Hmm, which to put him in... He asks her to cater for this thing he's having on his boat, and she agrees, mostly because she wants to know what he's up to. She gets there only to see it's basically a college party with a cause, and two girls catch her attention: Eva and Violet, the 19-year-old sister of her lover and the girl's best friend. Things start getting confusing, and when someone close to Kincaid dies, and someone tries to attack Kincaid himself, Gin is forced to intervene and save the guy's life. Only now, she's starting to see some things, and she's wondering why it wasn't told to her in the first place.

Like how Eva knows Kincaid, or why a water elemental was after him. Coincidentally, Salina is also a water elemental, and their attacker was female. Long story short, Salina's crazy, everyone can see it except for Owen, and a distance is starting to form between him and Gin.

Salina is similiar to Gin in the sense that both their families were murdered in front of them by Mab, but the difference is that Gin didn't let it control her; she controlled it, and made something of it. Salina let the rage eat her and turn her crazy, though to be fair, the girl was whacked before anything happened to her. And when I say whacked, I mean cruel. When she was with Owen, Eva and Kincaid as kids (see, after her dad died she lived with Owen them, and Kincaid and Owen were actually close 'brothers') she was obsessed with Owen. When Eva started taking up his attention, she began having her 'games' with Eva, by taking her to the bathtub when the boys were out and drowning her long enough to get a high. This went on for weeks, until Kincaid realized what was going on and beat her up for it. And of course, Owen has to walk in, and believe Salina when she cries that he'd tried to rape her. Owen beats up Kincaid, dude leaves, and that's how they separated, and why Eva knows him.

Eva tells Gin this with making her promise to kill the bitch, which Gin agrees to, mostly because she doesn't want Eva to suffer anymore, or worse yet, do something crazy and go after the woman herself. Gin then reveals it to Owen, and she patches up his and Kincaid's... er, kinship. This and that happens, we see Salina's master plan of revenge... And when Salina almost kills Gin, Finn is throwing a fit at needing to kill the psycho now while Owen comes back with "She's sick, she needs help". This hurts Gin, because she'd almost been killed, but at the same time, she understands what he's going through, and tries to be patient.

Blah blah, Gin ends up going to Salina's house where she's throwing a party and looks for Owen, who'd been invited via a note threatening to hurt Gin. She sees them together, and Owen tells Salina that it's over, but that he'll let her leave Ashland if she promises to not hurt anyone. This hurts Gin (again) for their original agreement had been for him to offer her 'help' at the asylum, or get dead. Salina doesn't take his rejection well and holds him captive while she goes downstairs to proceed with her plan. Gin saves him, yadida, awesome fight enters... Gin actually freezes everything- I mean everything. It's like a Winter Wonderland at the mansion.

However, that drains her, and Salina pulls a gun on her- until Eva comes out of nowhere and shoots her twice. It doesn't kill her, but she cries to Gin that she needs to die. Gin sees the last of her innocence disappearing and agrees to kill her. She does it for Eva, because she doesn't want her to kill, and when Owen starts to protest, she has Kincaid and Finn hold him while she cuts Salina's throat.

Owen stops talking to her after giving her the fucking Look of Damnation. She feels horrible and empty, because her heart's breaking into a million pieces and Owen is acting like he couldn't give a fuck. Logically, she knows that he's just going through a hard time and needs space, but when he actually asks it of her after a few days, she takes it with a smile, though inside she's dying of fear that she'll lose him. But she's not that deterred! She also decides that she needs some space to, because the things she'd just learned about him are new variables that unfortunately need to be placed in her equation that is life.

That's how it ends :(

But then the next book's synopsis gets introduced and boy does it look hilarious!

This was a great read, and you could probably pick up any of the installments, but I highly recommend the first one, too. That's a great start to the Spider :)

Everything flowed well and I rarely caught myself skipping lines unless it was during a crucial moment and I wanted to know what was going to be said next instead of knowing more about the color of the fucking flower or something. Overall, five stars! Made me laugh, cry and cringe and it was all worth it.

Happy Reading!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

War of the Prince's Dragoon!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
OKOKOKOKOKOK

FINALLY book 2 is coming out- and in June!!!

CLICK HERE. CLICK IT.

Dang, look at that cover! Pretty Indie :)

I've waited FOREVER for this sequelllll
And if you don't know it, check out Haven and fall in love with it and then wait for June to read it :)
Just to convince you-
*ahem... you know who you are*
- Haven's about Katelyn who lives in a slice of a community surrounded by mountains. They've all got silver eyes, it's completely normal, and she has a knack for always finding what she's looking for, no matter how well hidden it is.
One night she starts a search that leads her under the cemetery and down the creepy tunnel to a giant cave. And an injured man.
She befriends the dude, Rune, helps him out, gets captured by his 'people', and is held prisoner on a beautiful estate.
It's obvious the guy in charge likes her, but she tries to escape, fails, and faces the guy's older brother and his... idk, flunky? General? (Captain?) Anywho the FGC sees her eyes and dubs her the magical powerful stone they've all been looking for.
She gets taken (again) and it's later revealed she does have powers.
She escapes with Rune (whom she falls for. Awww) but then has to say goodbye to save him. :( A bunch of wild monsters (everyone outside her community is afraid of) help her out, and it's later revealed that those things protect her and her community from crazies like the FGC.
She and Rune part, it's sad, she returns to normality, and then at the end she walks back to the creepy tunnel late at night and-
IT ENDS
^_^
Makes you wanna read it, right?
Right.
So you should.
So you can then do the happy dance with meeee.

Happy Reading!!!