Sunday, 31 March 2013

FREE E-book - Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton


Hi everyone! I just wanted to tell you that today and tomorrow Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton is free on Amazon (Kindle version). I've read this book, and it was awesome. So I highly suggest you that you go on Amazon and grab your copy now for FREE! :)  
Here's the link: Amazon
My Review: Here


Synopsis

Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles, #1)Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psyche never meant to exist in this world. 

Olivia can pickpocket the soul. 

But she can’t control her ability, or the strange items it extracts, and the only thing between Olivia and the men bent on taking the power of her hand is a boy she barely knows and doesn't trust.

Stacking The Shelves #2


Stacking The Shelves is event created and hosted by Tynga's Reviews, and it's about sharing the books you collected in the past week. I will do Stacking The Shelves every Sunday. If you're also part of this leave a link in the comments, I''ll check you out :)

Books I bought


Safe Haven



Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks






Books gifted to me for review

Beautiful Souls (Beautiful Souls #1)




Beautiful Souls by Sarah Mullanix






A Murderer's Heart



A Murderer's Heart by Julie Elizabeth Powell







Gone



Gone by Julie Elizabeth Powell








                                What books did you added to your shelf this week?


Friday, 29 March 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #1


Alison Can Read Feature & Follow




Q: Tell us about the most emotional scene you've ever read in a book - and how did you react?



I've read many books with emotional scenes in them, but 2 of them are really unforgettable.  
First is from Scent of Magic ( Healer series #2) by Maria v. Snyder. OMG, this book, well both of them are incredible. When I finished the second book I didn't really know how to contain myself. I was depressed with the ending. I wanted the third book immediately. ( Sorry for the spoiler, but he just cannot die! That's what I kept telling myself the whole day :D )
The second book is my recent read, Ensuing Darkness by Alexis Cain. I just finished the book last night, and I couldn't even fall asleep afterwards. It left me brokenhearted, with of course wanting to see what will happen next.

Ensuing Darkness         Scent of Magic (Healer, #2)


What is you FFF? Tell me in the comments, and be sure to follow, I'll follow back everyone :) 


Book Tour + Giveaway: I Kissed A Dog by Carol Van Atta




I Kissed a Dog by Carol Van Atta (Werewolves of the West, #1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Published Date: 10.20.2012
Where to Buy: Amazon, Kindle, B&N, Nook, Kobo



 Synopsis


Chloe Carpenter isn't like other women. She can communicate with animals. A gift she unwrapped following one of her frequent dances with death.



   In her otherwise wacky life, she's finally found a semblance of sanity working at the Plum Beach Wildlife Park, where her unique talents can make life or death differences for the animals in her care. That semblance is shattered when a new veterinarian roars into the park in his spiffed up sports car and sets his golden gaze on her. If she had her way, he'd roar right back out.

  Problem: He's her new coworker and he's saved her life twice - in the past twenty-four hours.

  Zane Marshall, Enforcer for the Pacific Pack of purebred werewolves, has a job to do - figure out who or what is mutilating the young men of Plum Beach.

  With orders to find the woman who talks to animals, he accepts a position working alongside the fiery Chloe Carpenter, a female who ignites his interest far more than he ever expected. Remarkably, she's the one elusive female with potential to bring meaning and passion to his empty existence.

  Problem: She despises him.

  Together, they're forced to unravel a mystery of supernatural proportions, a murderous mystery with eternal implications for everyone. In the process, they discover opposites really do attract.

  Major Problem: Zane is pledged to another woman, and she'll do anything to keep him from Chloe.



About the Author



Like most authors, Carol Van Atta is no stranger to the written word. She penned a short novel at age 12. (somewhat frightening illustrations included), and had a creative writing piece published in her high school newspaper (about David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs LP). Yes, she’s an ex-80’s rocker chick.


    She has contributed to several popular inspirational anthologies and devotional books, and lives in the rainy wetlands of Oregon with one terrifying teen (another in college) and a small zoo of animals. She is taking an undetermined hiatus away from inspirational writing to delve into her darker side. It is rumored that this genre-jumping occurred after Carol discovered two suspicious read marks on her neck, and experienced an unquenchable urge to howl at the moon.





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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Review: 3 Days by Krista Madden




3 Days3 Days by Krista Madden

Genre: YA paranormal
Released: February 13th, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 136
Series: 3 Days
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



Synopsis

Kara Laquin wanted nothing more than to forget. Forget the past, live in the present, and ignore the future. When a massive solar flare destroys all electronics and throws the country into chaos, Kara is nearly a whole state away from her lost love, Blaine. He can wait only three days before moving on. With access to fuel limited, she must do anything necessary to get to him before he is forced to move on, but society is crumbling around her. Looters and murderers prowl the cities during the day, and something even worse roams at night.

What I liked

I wasn't exactly sure if I would like this book at the beginning but, oh my, this book turned out incredibly well. Once I dug into the story, I couldn't stop reading. I was captured by an insane amount of action, and unpredictable twists that just kept coming and coming. 
What made it even better were the characters. Kara Laquin is very easy to relate to. Her relationship with   Blaine is friendly at first, but it was very easy to predict that things were going to change later on in the story. 
There were also other interesting characters like Blaine's best friend Jared. I felt like Jared would do anything for Blaine and Kara, which really showed how deep their friendship was.
I really liked how this book was written, and the flow that it had.


What I didn't like

I'm not a big fan of slow starts in books, but it didn't bother me as much in this one. Although, I really, really, really wished that this book was longer. I know that it's a novella, so it's not supposed to be 400 pages long, but come on, with a cliffhanger like this at the end? Really? So, now I'm lost. I need the sequel. Dear Krista Madden, if you don't release the second book quickly I will hack into your computer (well I'm lame with computers, so I'll most likely find someone to do it for me, haha) and read it. 


Overall Thought

3 Days is a catching, breathtaking YA book. It's filled with fast-paced action and really creepy Intruders. There were moments when I felt goose bumps while reading this book. 
The descriptions were vivid and draw you right into the journey. It's very romantic, thrilling, and holds intense  adventure that will leave you salivating for the next in the series.


3 Days
I'd like to thank to Krista Madden for gifting me this book in exchange for honest review.


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Teaser Tuesday #1

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Book


Ensuing DarknessThis is my first week doing Teaser Tuesday (Yeeey). I decided to choose the teaser from my current read Ensuing Darkness by Alexis Cain. I started to read this book yesterday, and so far I like it a lot.


Synopsis
The small town of Maxville, Colorado is harboring more secrets than Kota imagined. There is a new family in town, one with a cover and dark secrets. They have a mission: Get in, do the job, and get out, but when their youngest get mixed up in a taboo romance, things get nasty. Kota finds herself surrounded by everything she never knew existed, and the blame is all on her when she puts her friends and family in danger to discover a truth she was never supposed to see
  

My Teaser

" ...Doesn't she know it's dangerous to go spouting off like that to just anyone? One day she's going do that to someone and it's going to get her in trouble...killed even."




What is your TT book?

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Stacking The Shelves #1



Stacking The Shelves is event created and hosted by Tynga's Reviews, and it's about sharing the books you collected in the past week. I will do Stacking The Shelves every Sunday. If you're also part of this leave a link in the comments, I'm sure there's plenty of people who'd like to see what you've collected.


Books I bought:

Poison Study (Study, #1)

Poison Study ( Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder






Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)



Clockwork Angel ( Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare










Books gifted to me for review:


3 Days




3 Days by Krista Madden

Ensuing Darkness









Ensuing Darkness by Alexis Cain








Books I received as a gift:

The Cries of the Butterfly


The Cries of the Butterfly by Rajeev Roy










What books did you added to your shelf this week?


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Review: So Many Reasons Why by Missy Johnson



So Many Reasons Why by Missy Johnson
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Released: March 8th, 2013
Publisher: BJJ Publishing
Pages: 175
Series: So Many Reasons Why #1
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis:

Twenty year old Emma hasn’t left the house since she was attacked as a child. Now, with the impending release of her attacker from prison, Emma knows it’s more important than ever for her to regain control of her life. From her unrelenting nightmares, to her strained relationships, to her crippling agoraphobia, Emma feels as though her life is spiraling out of control.

When her professor, Simon Anderson enters her life, Emma must deal with feelings she has never experienced before. 

Though both she and Simon know their relationship is bordering on inappropriate, neither of them are able to ignore the intense chemistry that is quickly developing between them.

What was supposed to keep her mind off the attack has left her more confused than ever. When there are so many reasons why you shouldn’t be together, is simply being in love really enough?


What I liked

I loved characters, especially Emma. I felt like the author really described Emma's emotions very well, and that's why I connected with her. Her relationship with Simon was for me a bit of a shock, because normally you would have 18 years old girl with 20 years old guy, but not 38 years old man (heh). However I think, that's what made this "stereotypical" story original. 
There were also some very funny moments in the book, especially the e-mail part conversation. I couldn't stop giggling while reading it. 
Lastly I cannot forget about the cover of this book, I think it's absolutely gorgeous.

What I didn't like

To be honest, I think the story was very predictable. I figured out almost whole plot within first few chapters. I would also say, that for me the book lacked more action.

Overall thought

So Many Reasons Why really reminded me Easy by Tammara Webber( which I absolutely love) and Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. I think this is ideal summer book. There's romance, drama, little bit of action, simply everything what you'd want in lightweight read.
I have to mention though that there is some sexual content ( only few chapters, lol).
Overall I liked the story, and I'm dying to know how will this story continue.


So Many Reasons Why (So Many Reasons, #1)I'd like to thank to Missy Johnson for gifting me this book in exchange for honest review

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Review: Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton



Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton
Genre: YA paranormal
Released: November 28th, 2012
Publisher: Self-published
Pages: 372
Series: The PSS Chronicles #1
My Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Synopsis

Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psyche never meant to exist in this world. 

Olivia can pickpocket the soul. 

But she can’t control her ability, or the strange items it extracts, and the only thing between Olivia and the men bent on taking the power of her hand is a boy she barely knows and doesn't trust.

What I liked

Ohhhhh, I cannot even describe how much I liked this book. I sat down and read this book within few hours. When I finished I was like, OMG I need more, NOW! I adore the whole plot, and the originality of it. I mean, at the beginning I even believed that PSS is an actual illness, heh. It's very well written. There's extreme amount of action (Guns everywhere, and I'm not kidding you!), which I totally loved, but there is also humor and romance in the book. 
Characters are just lovely. The author has made each of them very special, their stories are incredible. I was so drawn toward Marcus, even though he made some very crappy decisions. Marcus for me resembles someone like Jace Lightwood( Mortal Instruments Series) or Kerrick of Alga( Healer Series), so yeah, I feel like I do have another book crush( and to be honest I do have very few book crushes. Way to go Marcus!)
I was stunned with amount of independence that Olivia has, she's very strong, and loyal to her friend Emma. I also liked other guys in PISS Camp, can't wait to know how Jase - Olivia relationship will develop later on.

What I didn't like

I can only think of two things, that weren't completely how I would want it. 
I wanted little more romance and more details on Marcus and Olivia's relationship. I mean it was OK, but I would like a little bit more of that in the book. 
I also wished that the cover of the book was different, because I think this one just doesn't do it justice. That's why I give it "only" 4.5 stars.

Overall thought

I'm in love with this book, and I would recommend it to anyone with passion for YA, paranormal, romance books. Story line is very catching.
I would love to see this book as a movie. I think it would be very interesting how they would pull off some of the things described in the book. 
I have a problem though, I cannot even wait for sequel, that's how addicting this book is!



Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles, #1)  I would like to thank Ripley Patton for gifting me this book for honest review.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Review: Wicked Sense by Fabio Bueno

 


Wicked Sense by Fabio Bueno
Genre: YA paranormal
Released: September 2012
Publisher: Booklings Publishing
Pages: 308
Series: Singularity #1
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Synopsis:

Witches inhabit our world, organized in covens and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy—the Veil.

Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find the Singularity, an unusually gifted witch who may break the Veil and trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Things get complicated when Skye meets a charming new classmate, Drake. Skye’s job becomes even trickier when she clashes with Jane, an intimidating rival witch.

Drake falls for the mysterious Skye, but odd accidents, potion mix-ups, and the occasional brush with death kind of get in the way of romance. Once he discovers Skye is a witch, he goes to war for her, even though his only weapons are a nice set of abs and a sharp sense of humor.

Fighting off wicked Jane and the other dark forces hell-bent on seizing the Singularity's immense power, Skye and Drake will risk everything to save the covens.

Going on a date has never been harder.

What I liked

This book is really one of a kind. Finally something where are not vampires or werewolves included (not that I don't like them). Fabio Bueno makes magic believable, and I found it very easy to connect with characters. 
I also liked that the book was written in POVS, what is pretty rare, and it makes the book more organized. 
This book is packed with action and with twists that I wasn't really expecting. Yeah, there's definitely lot of wicked "things" going on.

What I didn't like

I don't particularly like short chapters, and that's what dominated in this book. Also I found some grammatical mistakes, but c'mon , we're all just humans, right? (I guess)
I wasn't crazy about emotional side of characters. They didn't show their feelings as much as I would expect. I lacked more dialogues or some sort of interaction with other characters which would make the story more vivid.

Overall thought

Wicked Sense is great YA read, very easy and fun. For me it was one of the best wiccan based book I've read so far. Very realistic and enthralling story. 
I'm looking forward to sequel, which I hope will as amazing as the first book (or better).


Wicked Sense (Singularity, #1)I'd like to thank to Fabio Bueno who gifted me this book for honest review. 

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Review: Easy by Tammara Webber


                                                           

Easy by Tammara Webber
Genre: NA/YA contemporary romance
Released: November 6th, 2012
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages: 310
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



Synopsis

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…


He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.


What I liked

Easy is very well written YA/contemporary book. The story line is beautiful as well. I also liked that characters were really complex.
Once you really dive into this story you won't be able to stop reading it. Intriguing, unexpected events, lovely moments, and sweet sweet Lucas made me fall in love with this book immediately. I was hooked up from chapter one. I can safely say this is one of my most favourite books. 

What I didn't like

I have no idea why this section is even here. I honestly don't know what I could possibly dislike about this book.
Maybe only thing that I could mention is that I wish that the book was little longer, but that's just because I loved it so much.




“Love is not the absence of logic
but logic examined and recalculated
heated and curved to fit
inside the contours of the heart”
Tammara Webber, Easy

Easy