30 November 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - Blood Vow

Blood Vow - Black Dagger Legacy #2
by J.R. Ward









What they say: #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward returns as her thrilling, original spin-off series set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues! When a brooding vampire warrior-in-training teams up with a quick-witted aristocrat to solve a deadly mystery, the only thing more dangerous than their mission is their undeniable attraction.

Trainees at the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center continue to prepare for the war against the Lessening Society, but fighting is the last thing on Axe’s mind. Still plagued with the guilt of his father’s death, the brooding loner finds himself battling an unlikely attraction to Peyton’s enticing, aristocratic cousin, Elise. Elise feels it, too – especially when the two are thrown together in unusual circumstances, and she must decide whether she can trust Axe as she uncovers the mystery surrounding her sister’s death.

Meanwhile, Mary and Rhage are fostering Bitty, a young pretrans orphan, and hope to adopt her… until the appearance of a young male claiming to be Bitty’s blooded uncle threatens to tear the new family apart.


Coming 6th Dec 2016 - ISBN: 9780698193284

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Why I'm waiting...



  1. It's the Warden!
  2. More BDB but spin-off style.
  3. More Mary and Rhage!









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29 November 2016

Blast from the Past - Spotlight Review

Lover Reborn
by J.R. Ward







What they say: #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s “different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing” Black Dagger Brotherhood series continues as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…into a world of dark dreams and darker desires.

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance, unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld—Tohr turns to the angel Lassiter to save his former mate. The only way to rescue her is for Tohr to love another. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vie for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past and a hot, passion-filled future. But can his heart let go and set all of them free?



What I say: I think by now it MUST be clear how much I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series but I'm going to admit I honestly wasn't sure what to expect from Lover Reborn because Tohr and Wellsie were a very strong unit and I couldn't see how Tohr could possibly find that kind of love again. Thankfully the Warden did not disappoint and I loved this book! 

Lover Reborn is set across a longer period of time than we are used to in the previous books and we don't get the usual insta-love. What we do get is a great deal of angst,  drama and slow burn! This being said, at times I couldn't decide whether I wanted to salute Tohr by staying true to Wellsie's memory or smack him for how he treated a certain other 'female of worth'!!

Aside from Tohr's story of rebuilding his life with the Brotherhood we also get a whole load of baddie action. Xcor and the Band Of Bastards cause some MAJOR drama in this instalment and I'm expecting some Layla related issues coming up.

In Lover Reborn Tohr really has to make the decision to live and move on. Not to forget  the past but to make peace with himself and the fact he is alive! Lassiter rocks in this book and is secretly a brilliant friend to Tohr and No'one. It was interesting to learn more about No'one, Tohr, Darius and potentially John's past. John and Xhex also face some huge issues in the book and it's interesting to see John face his biggest obstacle: HIMSELF!

I liked the introduction of Assail and I'm hoping he's going to have a much bigger part to play. It seems like the world and his wife are after Wrath's throne these days *ahem* Xcor, Throe, Zyphor.  

As for Qhuinn and Blay I couldn't stand how things are going between them and the Layla complication is going to come back and bite them in the butt. But am looking forward to their book up next.

Lover At Last here I come...!


4.5 Stars in my Sky!


My fav non-spoilery quotes:
  • "Wow". She breathed. "I know, right? Hung like a horse." "If you’re really nice—and you live through this—I’ll promise not to tell V."
  • "What the hell!" As Lassiter's big body cut through the projection onto the screen, a gigantic pair of flapping breasts covered his face and chest. "Adventures in the Milfy Way. A true classic."
  • Tohr shrugged. "Assuming he’s kept the same ones on, they’re a total of five. Three cousins. That porn star Zypher—" Rhage harrumphed at that. Clearly, even though he was now very happily mated, he felt like the race had one, and only one, sex legend—and it was him.  
  • It looked like Tohr and the kid had a lot in common: Courtesy of their tempers, both were now dressed in the Captain Asshole costume—which included, for no extra charge, the cape of disgrace, the booties of shame, and keys to the F*** Up mobile.

    Previously posted here on 21st April 2014


28 November 2016

Fire in You - Release Day Launch

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It's live baby!!!

Some are born with fire in them.

✮✮✮ SECOND CHANCES, HOPE, & RED-HOT CHEMISTRY…FIRE IN YOU, the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Wait For You World is here! Don’t Miss Brock and Jillian’s passionate and richly moving story in this standalone contemporary romance!✮✮✮


Let the FIRE IN YOU burn and grab your copy today!





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From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

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Order a digital or paperback copy of FIRE IN YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout, writing as J.Lynn, AND fill out THIS FORM by December 3rd, and get an exclusive bonus scene-an Epilogue featuring POVs from all the major couples throughout the Wait For You World!

FIRE IN YOU will be available in paperback and eBook November 28th, 2016!

Just enter your name, age, email address, and the order number from your digitalor paperback pre-order receipt here to receive your exclusive FIRE IN YOU bonus scene! All entrants will receive the bonus scene on December 5th, 2016 through email using the email given when the entrant filled out THIS FORM.

 

Excerpt:

Making my way through the narrow pathways between the tables, I headed back toward the bathroom. Only once I pushed open the double doors and stopped in front of the water-spotted mirror did I realize I’d left my purse at the table, so there’d be no reapplying my lipstick.

I pumped soap onto my hands and waved them under the facet. Water flowed, washing away the suds as I slowly lifted my gaze to my reflection. Normally when I looked at myself, I didn’t really pay attention longer than was necessary to put makeup on without ending up looking like a tutorial gone wrong.

Standing here now, I really looked at myself, though.

I used to wear my hair up all the time, but I’d stopped doing that every day. My hair now hung in waves and the ends curled over the tips of my breasts. I also used to have heavy bangs, but thank God they were long gone. I’d finally learned how to put on eyeliner. That was another miracle. The slight flush of my face darkened my naturally tan skin. My lips were fuller and my nose straight.

My hair was parted to sweep to the left so it shielded my cheek…and my cheek didn’t look that bad, especially considering how it looked the first time I’d seen it after…after days in the hospital.

Hell, my entire face had been one hot mess.

There was a deep indentation in my left cheek, almost like an icepick had been shoved in there, and as I stared at my right jaw line, I was still amazed by what reconstructive plastic surgeons could accomplish. Half my face had literally been pieced back together with an iliac crest graft with a reconstruction plate and a crap ton of dentistry to give me back a full set of functional teeth.

Plastic surgeons didn’t have magic wands, but they were magicians. If you weren’t looking at me straight on, you’d have no idea that my right jaw was thinner than my left.

You’d have no idea what had happened to me that night.

Now I stared back at myself just like I had done that night, six years ago, standing in a bathroom, mere minutes before my entire life came crashing down.

It wasn’t that I hated the way I looked now. The fact that I was alive meant I was one of those rare, walking and breathing statistics.

But even knowing how lucky I was didn’t change the fact that I felt…deformed. That was a harsh word to use. I didn’t like to whip it out often. Doing so on what was so far a pretty good date was probably not a good idea.

Taking a deep breath, I shook my head. I didn’t need my thoughts going in that direction tonight. So far, the dinner had been amazing. Grady was nice and he was cute. I could maybe see myself going out with him again, to an art exhibit, and maybe coffee.

And that was what had freaked me out.

I was not going to let living freak me out.

Nope.

I could give him a chance and not worry about whether or not I was settling.

Turning from the sink, I dried my hands and then readjusted my hair so it fell forward, over my left shoulder and cheek. I walked out of the bathroom and into the narrow hall, gaze trained on the floor as I took about two steps before I realized someone was standing right outside the door, leaning against the wall. Before I nearly plowed into him.

Gasping, I took a step back. All I could see were finely cut black trousers paired with…with old black and white Chucks? What an odd combination, but those shoes reminded me of…

I gave a little shake of my head and stepped to the side. “Sorry. Excuse—”

“Jillian.”

I stopped.

Time stopped.

Everything stopped except my heart, because it was suddenly pounding in my chest too hard, too fast. That deep, rough voice. I recognized it all the way to my very core. Slowly, I lifted my gaze, already knowing what I was going to see but refusing to believe it.

Brock Mitchell stood in front of me.









Watch out for my review on 3rd Dec!



Author Spotlight:


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# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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27 November 2016

Awesome Bookish Goodies

Quirky & Cult-ish Merch!





I'm a big fan of bookish, comics, TV and movie themed merchandise and have an unhealthy obsession with quote mugs.

My main geeky obsession is anything Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Thor related but I NEVER miss an opportunity to buy more book themed or other fandom merch!


Here are some of my fav places to grab some great geeky goodies:


Wizarding Wares - for awesome Harry Potter themed greatness rating from bags, mugs and jewellery.

House of MinaLima - Harry Potter artwork

Truffle Shuffle - for pretty much anything related to pop culture.

Etsy - for homemade crafty goodness!

Forbidden Planet - doesn't need any explanation.

REDBUBBLE - for super quirky artwork and designs. I have lots of tote bags from here. 



GOT mug present - Amazon UK
HP makeup present - LBQ from Shiro cosmetics
Yoda 3D card - present
HP cards - House of MinaLima
Disney pen - Magic Kingdom Florida
Jack Skellington pillow - Disney Springs Florida
TARDIS mug - LFCC/YALC 2016
TARDIS card present - LBQ
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them magazine - Odeon


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26 November 2016

A Few Black Friday Weekend Sale Books




THERE IS NO LIGHT IN DARKNESS
by Claire Contreras - 99 cents 


DIRTY SEXY SECRET
by Nazarea Andrews - 99 cents 




DIRTY STOLEN FOREVER
by Nazarea Andrews - $1.99


READY TO FALL
by Daisy Prescott - FREE 




GIRL LOST
by Nazarea Andrews - 99 cents 


ALL I WANT IS YOU
by E.L. Todd - FREE


THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY
by Heather Lyons - 99 cents 



ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES
by Bethany Lopez - 99 cents




25 November 2016

More Belated Winners! Birthday & Spooktacular

My Birthday swag pack giveaway:




The winner is:

Stacey B
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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop 2016





1x $15/£15 Amazon gift card 


The winner is:

Heidi Madsen R


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Check your emails lovelies...!


The winner has 3 days to reply to winner notification before I redraw.


Giveaway T&C's:
I cannot be held accountable for winners & prizes - I am not responsible for missing prizes & anything lost in transit or any damage. Prizes are sent by standard mail (signed for and tracking is extremely expensive & I'd rather offer more prizes than pay more for postage) and will not be replaced (but proof of postage is gained) . I check all entries before giving out prizes to make sure your entry is still valid. I'm sorry kiddies but you need to be 18 or older to enter, or have a parent enter for your (or have recognised parental permission) as some of the books are for adults. I have purchased or been given these prizes for giveaway purposes & the giveaway is not linked to the publisher, author, company, or any social media unless stated otherwise. You use any product at your own risk & I will not accept responsibility for any reaction you may have to products. If you're not legally allowed to enter then your entry is void. Incomplete entries or giveaway only accounts are also void!! If you don't agree to these conditions please do not enter.



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