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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ARC REVIEW-BLACK BULLET (THE ORDER OF THE SENARY #2) BY L. D. ROSE

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

***Please note, ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***

"I'm sorry."~Jon

^ ^ ^ may not seem like much but trust, it'll get ya!

Black Bullet is book 2 of  The Order of the Senary series by L.D. Rose. You can find my review for book 1, Releasing the Demons, HERE. It's been a year since I read book 1 and so my first thought when I began reading Black Bullet was, "Where's the recap?" As you can see by my rating, I really enjoyed this installment, however, it took me a minute to fall in line with everything because I was scrambling to remember these characters and the world they live in. Key terms can become too repetitive and in this case, 'grey matter', I think would have worked better had it been used more sparingly and assigned to ONE character only. That way it could have been more of a character trait verses an author trait, if that makes sense...
With that being said, the storytelling is very vivid and the characters are fascinating.

My random plus...Jon's name. I LOVE that despite his new life, he still remains Jon. It's simple, classic and refreshing to have a paranormal leading man have a normal name. I was a little the fence until he showed up with dinner. That scene was HUGE in showing his humanity and vulnerability. Until that point, I wasn't sold on Lawan either, not up until that point. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing like a bad-ass heroine but this broken hybrid was quite suspect early on. Once she and Jon were placed in a more typical, one on one, interaction, both characters began to shine and their chemistry with one another jelled.

Both characters have been severely damaged in their not so distant pasts and trusts absolutely no one. I liked the real life issues, addiction and self loathing that was woven into this vampy tale. Jon and Lawan's story is raw, tragic and will definitely tug at your heartstrings. Strangely enough, neither was my favorite character. That title would have to be shared between Oscar the oh so fierce black kitty and the mysterious Rome. There is one, would be, teeny tiny scene where he displays a simple emotional gesture towards Jon and yeah, if you blink, you'll miss it but OMG...favorite scene of the WHOLE BOOK!

Can't wait for book 3!

Monday, October 24, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ-ARC REVIEW-CREDO (SCARS OF WRAITH #3) BY NASHODA ROSE (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

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Book Title: Credo (Scars of the Wraiths, #3) 
Author: Nashoda Rose 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: October 24, 2016 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author Nashoda Rose brings a fresh twist to the paranormal romance world with 'the Scars'.

An unrequited love.
A tortured past.
An unbreakable bond.

Their love was well-known throughout the immortal world.
The powerful Taldeburu Waleron and his Delara.
But tragedy struck and tore them apart for years. One believing the other was dead.

When fate finally brings them back together again it isn’t kind.
It’s cruel and testing. Sacrificial.

Because love has no remorse for its victims.
It doesn’t give you options.
And it won’t be stopped.

This is Waleron and Delara’s story.
It’s not pretty and it’s not kind.
But it's theirs.

A band of fierce warriors walk in the shadows of the human world with capabilities derived from the senses: Trackers, Sounders, Healers, Tasters, Visionaries and the rare Reflectors. They are known as the ‘Scars.

Scars of the Wraiths Series (Must be read in order)
Stygian (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 1)
Tyrant (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 2)
Credo (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 3) Oct/2016
Take (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 4) Standalone



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Excerpt: Copyright © 2016 by Nashoda Rose

“Maitagarri, what was that?” I chuckled, shaking my head. She’d tried to distract me by brushing her hand over my cock just before she crouched and swept her leg out to land me on my ass.

She ended up flat on her back with me straddling her pelvis, her wrists locked above her head.

“It’s not fair. I’ve never won a fight. So, I’m using what I have available to me.”

Delara’s skin glistened with sweat and her chest rose and fell rapidly as she panted. We practiced every morning whenever I stayed with her at the Talde house which, unfortunately, wasn’t as often as I liked. But Delara knew right from the beginning what our relationship would be like. Especially after spending a year apart.

“You want to win, baby then you need to be better.” I smirked. “There’s no point in me letting you win.”

She moaned, closing her eyes. “There is. I’d be happier.”

I tightened my hold on her wrists and leaned over her. “You’re not happy, maitagarri?”

Her eyes opened and she ran her tongue over her lower lip. Fuck, the little wench. My cock jerked and strained against my pants. I never thought a woman could weave her way into my heart, and Delara hadn’t, she’d slammed into it and made herself at home.

She was my home.

I moved around so often, I’d never had a place I called home until her. But it wasn’t a place, it was wherever she was. We were tied together and whenever I left the rope tightened making it difficult to breathe without her.

And when I returned to her there was an undeniable elation. A freedom that I’d never experienced before.

“I’d be happier if you kissed me right now—and even more so if you didn’t have to leave in the morning.” She struggled against my hold on her wrists. “Let me go. I want to touch you.”

“Break my hold and I will give you what you want.”

A snort emerged from her throat and I grinned. She was stubborn as hell and I loved that about her. She never stopped trying to defeat me no matter how many times I put her on her ass. I suspected one day she’d be one of the best Scar warriors we had.

I intended on her being one. Because no matter how much I wanted to protect her, the reality was she had to protect herself and she was fierce and determined enough to do that. She was one of the youngest Scars to ever join a Talde as many trained for years prior to being accepted into one.

Her lips parted and her eyes smoldered with desire as she wiggled her hips, grinding my cock into her. I’d already fucked her several times today, but she was irresistible and I could fuck her a million times and never be done with her.

“Waleron. I need you inside me again,” she whispered.

The way her tongue rolled over my name was the most erotic sound. I’d grown up with a bitch mother who was one of the first Scars, and was accustomed to my name sounding harsh and cruel as she berated me for everything I did. Nothing was good enough for her and she constantly reminded me of why I was on this Earth and how everything could be taken away if I ever swayed from my purpose.

Delara was unexpected. It took that year apart before I was able to convince myself that no matter my purpose here, she was now a part of that.

I ran my hands down her forearms, while using my weight to keep her immobile. Then I lowered and kissed her neck, teeth nibbling then tongue sliding over the silky surface. Her pulse throbbed as I took my time tasting her, enjoying the slight hitches in her breath and her struggle to touch me.

And I wanted her to touch me, but not yet. “Stay still, maitagarri,” I growled against her neck so my voice vibrated on her skin.

She relaxed for a second and then flung her right thigh into my hip to dislodge me. I’d been expecting her to make a move. She never gave up easily.

“You have to do better than that,” I drawled.

She pursed her lips. “I hate you.”

“You win a fight without emotions, maitagarri.”

“How am I supposed to do that with you on top of me?”

“I never said it was easy.” I grasped her nipple with my teeth through her shirt and tugged. She renewed her fight, yanking on her arms and wiggling her body like a snake. But there was no chance she’d escape my hold.

I clasped her wrists in one hand then slid my fingertips down between her breasts to her abdomen then slowly lifted her shift so it was bunched up around her waist. “You’re thinking about what I’m doing to your body instead of how to win.”

The tension left her body and she looked up at me. “Waleron?”

“Mmm,” I murmured while I slid my hand under the lace of her panties. She was so damn wet and I nearly ripped off the scrap of material and sank my throbbing cock inside her.

But I thrived off my control.

And so did she.

“Don’t ever leave me. I won’t survive that.”

My hand on her sex stilled. I released her wrists, but she kept her arms above her head while I ran my thumb over her plush lower lip. “You’ll survive whatever you need to, Delara. Any way you can. But know that leaving you will never be my choice.”

meet the author


Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes romance with a splash of darkness. When she isn't writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading or writing with her dog at her side, while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction--books.

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~*REVIEW*~
 
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
 

He was my savior.
My ruin.
My strength.
~Delara
 
 
Yes! Loved this book! Waleron just exudes power, right from the beginning. That, combined with such heart wrenching loss and grief , what a powerful intro. The content and pace of this book ran much smoother than the previous installment. It had EVERYTHING-romance, action and lots of twists and turns yet never steered away from the center of the story, Waleron and Delara. They took center stage, and rightfully so. So many times I've felt let down after my couples finally work their shit out. Credo, however, truly delivers, leaving fans of this couple nice and satisfied. It isn't always pretty and if I'm being honest, I found Waleron to be a selfish bastard on more than one occasion. However, he's a favorite of mine for that very reason. A grey character indeed.

With that being said, Xamian. I loved him more than I should have, more than I expected to and cannot wait for his story. Without giving anything away, he played two surprising roles in this story and was FLAWLESS in both. He's a mystery that I can't wait to learn more about. His surprising connection to another character and their kinda sorta maybe make up session had me fangirling hard! lol. Another testament to Ms. Rose, some of her strongest pairings aren't of the romantic variety at all...

Damian is just so tragic. They all seem to have their skeletons but his grief and pain really stirs the emotions without it being overkill. I need his HEA like yesterday but will enjoy him painting the town red in the meantime! ;-)


Friday, October 21, 2016

REVIEW-TYRANT (SCARS OF WRAITH #2) BY NASHODA ROSE

My rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

***Please note, review copy provided via the author in exchange for an honest review.***

"You're mine because you choose to be. No other way."~Kilter

First up, let's talk covers. I'm one of those that absolutely goes against the golden rule of not judging a book by its cover. I admit it, guilty. Ms. Rose, one of my favorite authors btw, always stuns. Always and Tyrant is no exception.

I love this author, this series, this world she has created. There were certain aspects of this book that I devoured and loved every minute of it. At the same time, I felt like there was too much going on.  So many story lines are in circulation that it felt a little chaotic at times. I get that they're all intertwined but...it left the impression, for me at least, that things were a little rushed in order to bring it all together in the end.

For the most part, Tyrant is Kilter and Rayne's story. I loved their history, their journey and their connection even though, at times, their dialog felt a bit stunted, that the smooth flow that I've grown accustomed to with this author was a little off. Rayne is a strong female character and I loved the real life issues that played a part in her recovery. All of the characters are great, I only wish I had a little more time with them before bouncing to another part of the story and then back again. Let me just say this...plot twist...YES!!!!!!

Next up...Credo, featuring my personal faves, Waleron and Delara!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

REVIEW-SAVAGE (LONDON MOB BOOK #1) BY MICHELLE ST. JAMES

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

"Are you ready to remember Jenna?"~Farrell Black

^^^ Well...if she isn't, I damn sure am! Sigh...this book made me happy. It has everything, LITERALLY EVERYTHING, that I look for in a book.

Jenna had to make a choice. Said choice granted her the greatest of happiness and heartbreak at the same time. She made a huge sacrifice in order to start a new life, far from home but when tragedy calls her back, things get a bit messy...

Farrell Black, mob boss, with a hard body and soft heart. This character is ACES. Perfect male lead who demonstrated dominance, strength and leadership while maintaining a sense of humility and tenderness that will pull, no...YANK at your heart strings. Don't get me started on his relationship with Evan.

Savage never stalls out. It's smooth and seamless and while romance takes the lead, this book contains action and mystery to boot! I dug those parts too, obviously, but the ROMANCE!!! The intensity,  grit and struggle...yeah, I swooned HARD.  Dark and edgy...I am sold.

Savage IS a wee bit cliffy but not so much where you'll want to thrown your kindle against the wall!

Flawless.

Currently FREE on AMAZON !!!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

PREORDER BLITZ-CREDO (SCARS OF THE WRAITHS BOOK #3) BY NASHODA ROSE

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Book Title: Credo (Scars of the Wraiths, #3) 
Author: Nashoda Rose 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: October 24, 2016 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

Goodreads

book blurb

New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author Nashoda Rose brings a fresh twist to the paranormal romance world with 'the Scars'.

An unrequited love.
A tortured past.
An unbreakable bond.

Their love was well-known throughout the immortal world.
The powerful Taldeburu Waleron and his Delara.
But tragedy struck and tore them apart for years. One believing the other was dead.

When fate finally brings them back together again it isn’t kind.
It’s cruel and testing. Sacrificial.

Because love has no remorse for its victims.
It doesn’t give you options.
And it won’t be stopped.

This is Waleron and Delara’s story.
It’s not pretty and it’s not kind.
But it's theirs.

A band of fierce warriors walk in the shadows of the human world with capabilities derived from the senses: Trackers, Sounders, Healers, Tasters, Visionaries and the rare Reflectors. They are known as the ‘Scars.

Scars of the Wraiths Series (Must be read in order)
Stygian (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 1)
Tyrant (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 2)
Credo (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 3) Oct/2016
Take (Scars of the Wraiths, Book 4) Standalone
meet the author

Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes romance with a splash of darkness. When she isn't writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading or writing with her dog at her side, while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction--books.
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