Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blood Law (Blood Moon Rising Trilogy #1) by Karin Tabke

Falon Corbet is almost malnourished. She is an orphan who has been living on her own for a while now. She ran away from her last home and she never stays in a place for too long. She has some episodes of rage that she can't explain which makes it hard to keep a job. When she goes into a convenience store to steal food she meets a man, who calls himself a slayer and wants her to join him. She tries to fight him but he is stronger than her. Then her life becomes even weirder when another man comes in and after an epic fight with swords kills the man who hurt her. The man who saves her is Rafael Vulkasin. He is an alpha Lycan. His mission is to kill as many slayers as he can. He decides to mark her as her chosen believing she is human.
Rafael had a fourteen year fight with his twin alpha brother Lucien Mondragon. Rafa killed Lucien's chosen. He believes she was a slayer using black magic. He was defending his people. Luca doesn't believe him. He is only waiting fot the time when Rafael marks someone so he can kill her. The Blood Law says that no Lycan will lay with a Slayer. And if a Lycan killed another Lycan's property, then an Eye for an Eye is the law. Rafael has taken his time marking a female because he feels guilty about getting a innocent killed. But time is running out.
To Luca's surprise the woman his brother has chosen is different, she has powers and speaks up her mind too. He decides to keep her alive for a while longer.
The brothers are cursed to spend time as wolves, one during the day and one during the night. Only two hours a day are they both humans at the same time (dusk and dawn).
There is huge love triangle in this series. This is part of a trilogy. Beware it ends in a cliff hanger.
Thanks Joanne for the recommendation.
3.5/5 Fangs

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1) by Christina Lauren

Bennett Ryan is an arrogant bastard. He is an obnoxious boss. He slams doors and can be rude. This is what Chloe Mills thinks about her beautiful bastard boss. Yes, he is handsome and smart but anytime he speaks she wants to shut him up. She even thought about carrying tape with her.
She has worked for his family for many years, but Bennett has been away in Paris making a name for himself during this time. But when he decides to come back, he is given Chloe as his assistant. Someone who is smart and extremely attractive. She only wears designer clothes and is always perfectly presentable. He is attracted to her but also hates her or so he believes.
Everything changes for both after a passionate afternoon. They become addicted to each other. The more they are together the less they want to be apart. It is hard for them to open up about their feelings and to find a way to be together without their jobs being affected.
3.5/5 Fangs

Inescapable (The Premonition #1) by Amy A. Bartol

We begin the series with Evie Claremont arriving at Crestwood campus to start her freshman year. She has a scholarship and her uncle is bringing her in. He is very sweet. Evie lost his mother and doesn't know who her father is. Later on she meets Alfred and after a few times, he becomes like a brother to her. She also meets Russell whom she feels like she knows already. But the worst is the magnetic pull she has towards rude Reed Wellington. He acts like he hates her and wants her to leave Crestwood immediately. He also can influence people with his voice. What's up with that??But she can't seem to avoid him. He is able to do things she can't understand at the beginning. But he could help decipher her nightmares and premonitions.
Don't want to spoil what or who Reed and Russell are to Evie but its worth the read.
Thanks for the recommendation Janet. I enjoyed it.
4/5 Fangs

Where She Belongs by Cindy Procter-King

Jess Morgan is back To Destiny Falls. She has been away for nine years. She is back home to help her mom deal with her grief of loosing her second husband. Jess and her step father were not close. In fact, he was one of the reasons she stayed away for so many years. Some of the blame can be given to Jess's mom who let him get away with it.

Jess didn't want to come back to Destiny Falls since she still has horrible memories of this place. She lost her dad and her boyfriend in a logging accident. But she knows she has to be there for her mom. Her best friend Molly should be waiting for her at the airport but instead Molly's sent her cousin, Adam Wright, who she had a crush on when she was fourteen.

When Adam sees Jess again he makes some wrong assumptions but with time his views change. He wants more from Jess. He wants a commitment. But is Jess ready for it?

2.5/5 Fangs

Crazy Love (Looking For Love #2) by Nicola Marsh

Sierra Kent lives in the town of Love. She has a dating agency called Loved Byte. She is currently helping her friend with her wedding plans. But when the upset son shows up and is mad at her for his mom's engagement she can't prevent herself from teasing him.
Marc Fairley is rich, has his own corporation and is not happy his mother fell in love with someone through a dating service. He visits the town to check on the owner of the company. When he meets Sierra, who is strong willed and funny, he is speechless.
They end up going out. Some misunderstandings occured. Some secondary characters fall in love too.
Nice, easy read
3/5 Fangs

Deep Desires by Charlotte Stein

Abbie Gough keeps to herself. She comes from an abusive relationship. Her neighbor, Ivan Orlinsky, who the other tenants have name the Serial Killer is quiet and secretive.

But, when Abby spots him from her window one night she can't keep him out of her mind.

Soon they start having an unconventional relationship. Both have been hurt. Both have been damaged. But this novella, has a happy ending

3/5 Fangs

Beauty From Pain (Beauty #1) by Georgia Cates

Jack McLachlan is a multi millionaire wine magnate. He is leery of starting a formal relationship with any woman. He protects his privacy. And as one of the most sought Australian bachelors, he has a reason for it. He usually keeps a relationships for 3 weeks. No names, no attachments. He wants a new one and he is at a bar just looking for his next companion.
When Laurelyn Prescott gets invited to Australia by her best friend, she can think of a better idea. Someone recently broke her heart and she can't wait to move on. She is a musician but has left her career behind. For three months a change in venue will help her heal. She doesn't want companionship, but when she meets gorgeous Jack with a proposition she can't deny him.
Laurelyn is aware that at the end of the three months she will go back to the States and she can never contact him anymore.
The best part of the book is watching Laurelyn break every wall Jack has.
Yes, there is a cliffhanger ending but as I told a someone, I consider them chapters. Chapter Aussie done, Chapter Nashville to come.

Now, where is the movie??? Where is Ian and Nina??? (same with Dublin- needs to be a movie!)
This book surprise me. Happily surprised. The chemistry between the characters was awesome. I read it after I saw goodreads author Samantha Young gave it 5 star review. And since I love Dublin, I thought I will give Georgia Cates a chance.
Let's start with the cover. Very suggestive. Nice satin sheets. Nice wine acknowledgment.
Let's talk about Jack. At the beginning of the book, I thought it was going to be a Fifty type book. A multi millionaire man having a sexual contract. Further from the truth. Yes he has had multiple companions in the last few years, but there was nothing kinky about it.  And Jack has no problem holding, kissing, touching. He comes from a good family. He is only trying to protect his privacy.
Laurelyn is good heroine. She goes for what she wants. She also respects Jack and his decisions.
I can't wait for Laurelyn to be famous and sing the song she wrote for him and Jack able to listen to the lyrics. This side if Laurelyn remind me of Stella from the Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley.

Spoiler Fangalert: Jack -it can't be hard to find her- you know her name, that she lives in Nashville, what she does for a living. You know her ex producer's name and who her dad is.....hurry up mate.

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia

Ethan Wate lives in Gatlin. His mother has passed away. His dad is a recluse. He is almost done with high school and can't wait to leave Gatlin behind. Nothing ever happens in this town and nothing is a secret. Now if he could just figure out why his nightmares/dreams seem to be real?
Everything changes when a new girl joins his school. Her name is Lena Duchannes and she seems to be avoiding him. The more he looks at her the more attracted he is to her. When he figures out she is the woman of his dreams, nothing will keep him away from her. He knows she is different but when she tells him she is a caster, he has a hard time believing it. Time is running out before her birthday  and a curse that may destroy them all.
I like that the story was told from Ethan's POV. Refreshing. Good start of a series although I thought the book was a little too long.
3/5 Fangs

Derailed (Clayton Falls #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Molly is a twenty two year old girl who has experienced heartbreak. She lost her dad at almost eighteen. She moved from Clayton Falls to Boston. There she experienced the loss of her fiancee. Six years later, she is back In Clayton Falls, North Carolina after giving up on law school. She is full of sorrow and guilt.  Her friend Kelly is there for her. Her high school boyfriend Ben is also there. And once he knows she is back, he pursues her. He made mistakes when they were dating, but he is there for her this time.
Sweet book.
3/5 Fangs