Wednesday, 7 September 2011



There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

My Take
Meh. Worth a read if you are really hard up for something different from the YA Vampire/Were merry go round. The basic story line is awesome but the writing kinda falls flat. The 1st book was pretty good, the second not as much; I haven’t read the 3rd book yet but I’ll wait till it comes out in paperback. Not willing to shell out $20 for a book I’m wary of. I’m in no rush (really not a good sign).

Both the main protagonists annoyed the crap out of me to tell you the truth. The hero is controlling and is constantly talking down to the heroine. And I wanted to bludgeon the heroine numerous times for displaying such rampant sheer stupidity. It reminds me of the Twilight series and not in a good way. Way to once again sell unhealthy relationships to teens and market it as romantic.

Don’t get me wrong. I can sort of relate to the protagonist’s dilemma. Are you in love with the person you think of as your soul mate because of who he is now or because of who he WAS and the relationship you once had? It’s a hard, gritty thing to deal with and it has so much potential to be a great story. But, it feels like the author is still working on getting into her groove and working out the kinks which means I was left feeling disappointed. When I finished the book I felt like I’d just taken home a tall, sexy Viking warrior who turned out to have a very tiny…package.

Last Word: If you are curious about this book, I’d suggest borrowing it from a friend or the library. I wouldn’t recommend committing to buying this book before you at least have a taste test.

Where to Buy:
If you really want to buy this book (no judgment) then here's the link to it on Amazon: 

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dark Taste of Rapture


New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter captivates with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, and a powerful AIR agent consumed by his desire for a woman he can never have. . . .

With one caress, he can give unforgettable pleasure…or unending pain...

Hector Dean is shaved, tattooed, and totally ripped -- and he has a deadly secret.  He is a walking weapon, capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips.  Little wonder he’s determined to remain on his own.  But Noelle Tremain is a temptation like no other.  She is beautiful and rich, with a party girl smile that hides a shocking vulnerability, and from the beginning his sizzling attraction to her is undeniable.  For the first time, his stone-cold resistance is tested.  But to be with her, he risks destroying her. 

When a wealthy businessman is murdered in New Chicago’s seediest district, the two are partnered, and there’s no escaping what they both want: each other.  Yet neither Hector nor Noelle knows what to fear more—the killer case, or their own lethal desires. . . .

My Take:

Well when I picked up this book I was actually not looking forward to reading it. It’s a futuristic, sci–fi paranormal romance. Way too many genres in one and I tend not to like futuristic stuff. They tend to have no basis in reality and therefore isn’t something the reader can fully relate to, it takes away from the believability of the world and the characters. And to top it off there are a few books I’ve read from Gena Showalter that I wasn’t completely satisfied with (I’ll probably review one at a later date). But I’m happy to say that I was very pleasantly surprised.

Once I started it, I just could not put this book down. I was constantly roaring out loud with laughter or biting my lip as the steamy scenes practically set me ablaze, kind of like the delicious hero (read the book and you’ll know what I’m taking about).

And I totally fell for the heroine. Witty, sarcastic, badass, kinda spoiled and endearingly human with her emotions. I felt like she would be my best-gal pal that was number one on my speed dial. As the book ended I actually felt like I would miss her. She didn’t annoy me once (a huge accomplishment I assure you as most heroines make me want to slap them at least once), and I found myself rooting for her whole heartedly from page one.
The futuristic world Gena creates in this series (yes it’s a series and no this isn’t the 1st book) is actually very believable and it’s a very original take on the paranormal genre. The writing was superb, the characters are sexy and it left me definitely wishing for more.

Final Word: READ READ READ! And make sure your lover or toy of choice is around just in case the heat gets to be a little too much (that was a pun you’ll get after you read it, just so you know). Now Im off to find the rest of this series! Enjoy! 

Where to Buy:
As with all the books I review, this one (and the rest of the series) can also be found in The Mystic Bookkeeper's Emporium.

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