“Two for the price of one” *laugh a little* Hi everyone. Two reviews in one day? What’s up with that? I just have to put this out there too and the fact that I couldn’t upload last week due to internet breaking down *growls softly because of it*
This is a book that I just couldn’t help myself and bought as soon as I found the author on Instagram. The premise was very good and I needed something military so I went for it after little thought about the price… of course… I don’t always do that.
What finally drove me to it was that Jay Hope posted a picture of the tittle for the 5th installment of this series and I just have to read that when it’s done because I just LOVE bad guys points of view.
As soon as I said that I wanted to read it I just knew I have to get my hands on the complete series, of course. So far just one book but my fingers are itching, so I stay the hell away from Amazon… for now…
Military Fantasy Erotic Romance published July 3rd, 2014
Another titles in the series: Adapt: To Modify for a Different Purpose, Diversify: To Make or Become more Varied; Encompass: To Enclose, Envelop.
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
Faith Meyers packs her car and heads to her sister’s house in San Diego looking to put some distance between her and her possessive ex in hopes that he’ll move on and forget about her. Faith looks forward to meeting her brother-in-laws SEAL team, but not in her wildest dreams could she have known the friendship, and possibly even love, that she’d find in them. When she and the sexy team leader are hit it off, she’s warned to stay away from him and knows that he has a dark secret. As her ex becomes more and more psychotic, the sexy SEAL’s protection is exactly what she needs, but will he turn out to be just as psycho?
Wil Walker is a SEAL and chosen to be a part of the GES Project (Genetically Engineered SEAL). He’s regretted that decision every second of every day since. Wil has finally begun regaining a little control when a SEAL team member’s sister-in-law shows up, wreaking havoc on his system. He knows he should stay away from her, for her own safety as well as his, but he’s drawn to her in a way that he’s never experienced before. To make matters worse, she needs his protection. Will he keep her safe from one man only to put her in more danger from another? Continue reading [Book Review] Contrive: To Create or Bring About by Jay Hope
For almost 6 days I kept looking and looking at my book TBR (to be read) list and I couldn’t pick a book to read. Even though I have a lot of them that I want to read for reviews, I couldn’t pick one, I was just not in the mood. So instead I went to my phone and look at the audiobooks I had there for a while now and decided to listen to this one.
Finished this book at 1:07 am on Friday 25th of September 2015… And I can not explain to you how good I felt… So for the first time in this blog I will make a review of an audiobook. This audiobook.
Contemporary Western Adult Erotic Romance publish date May 25th, 2011
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
Selena Taylor is an American citizen determined to find her grandparents after she loses her family to the violence of the drug cartel in Mexico. Crossing the border into Texas turns out to be the easy part.
Virtually penniless and enticingly innocent, she soon finds herself at the mercy of Travis Blake. Travis is a hard-working, self-made rancher that has never known love or softness of any kind. His only use for women is sexual, and Selena is caught on his ranch with no way out.
While Selena plots her escape from his control, Travis ruthlessly and methodically tightens his possession and makes it impossible for her to leave.
*Scratch her chin for a few seconds, pondering how to start this review*
Honestly… I didn’t remember this book until I saw it on my Amazon Wish List. It took me a few days to finally purchase the Kindle format of it and I did it because I said to myself “It has 410 pages according to Amazon, it has to be worth it no matter what“… You’ll see… I’m not afraid to admit that sometimes I can be a little special to spend my money, not saying I’m cheap or something but I think too much when it comes to spending money. This book, was worth it, not a doubt in my mind about it.
Action & Adventure, Fantasy Romance published January 26th, 2014
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
A Trans-dimensional rift takes Cassandra Powell to a foreign world where she finds herself in the country of Erla, a Queendom ruled by women. After saving the life of Erla’s queen, Cassie finds herself elevated to a position of power in the new world she discovers she can never leave. She is bestowed honors and a bevy of beautiful male slaves who live to serve her every desire.
She soon finds herself at war with brutal enemies as well as with herself as her entire view of life and what is right and wrong undergo a dramatic transformation. Determined to make a place for herself in the new world, she learns to embrace her situation discovering the pleasures to be found in the arms of the beautiful men that now belong to her, body and soul. Continue reading [Book Review] Here She Rules by Kat Hollinghead
This is one of those readings that I have been putting it off and putting it off again and again… Why? Because I knew I have to read this slow and it was going to make the damn water dam break… And it did!
The way I got this book was by buying it on Kindle way back in February 2015… Why? Because the lovely Alysha Kaye left a comment on one of my first Book Review post, that’s why.
As soon as I read the blurb of the book I was hooked but I also knew that I wanted to make a review for this reading and I was worried that I would read so fast (eat it up) that the review wouldn’t be good enough. So I waited… and waited… and waited… and finally said “Enough it’s enough, damn it! I have to read it, I want to read it since I bought it so… I will read it before the month it’s up” And so, here we are…
Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What is this place? How long will he wait? And what will happen when and if Nina does join him? The Waiting Room is a story of not just love, but of faith, predestination, and philosophy, friendship and self-actualization, of waiting. Continue reading [Book Review] The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye
Today I bring you one of my Favorites of 2015 and, I’m not kidding you when I say this is just way up there for me *one of her hands runs through her short hair* This book was just a surprise… like a landmine that I wasn’t expecting because I didn’t knew it was there to begin with…
I can’t express much about this book now because if I do, I will just speak about the review before presenting it to you… So before I spill my guts out about it… Here you have it…
Fairy Tale Retelling, Paranormal Erotic Romance published August 4th, 2010
Another titles in the series: Magpie (Book #2)
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.
But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.
Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high-ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?
Well… *looks around and smile shyly* This is a first time thing for me and I’m pretty excited about it because… I have been following this author progress for a long time, since before she published her first novel and having this in my blog it’s such an important thing… You have no idea *smile big time to everybody*
I’m talking about the Book Cover Release for *drum rolls*
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Synopsis (Provided by the author)
Imagine living every day, knowing your family doesn’t love you. Imagine living a life in a world that looks at you as a curse.
In 14th century France Aida is accused of being a witch when the Black Death wipes through her village. Abandoned by her family she is surrounded by death and disease, but when a woman who may actually be a witch tells her how to cure the plague it may mean uncovering a dark magic.
But if that means being able to save those you love, wouldn’t you do it? Even if they didn’t love you back?
About the Author
Mandi Lynn started writing her first novel at thirteen, and at the young age of 17 her first novel, Essence, hit the press. Since the debut of her first novel, Lynn has taught writing workshops, appeared on television, newspapers, and most importantly, graduated high school. While attending college, Lynn works part-time at a salon as a stylist and continues to write future novels. Lynn can be found online creating YouTube videos about books, publishing, and all things reading.
If you want to find her on social media, here are some links for you 🙂
One last thing *stick her tongue out like a child before keep talking* If you want to get an e-mail to inform you when I Am Mercy will be available for order you can fill this form right here —> I Am Mercy e-mail release form
Contemporary Adult Fiction, Erotic BDSM Romance published December 29th, 2009
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
Foster child. Teenage whore. Now a veterinarian, MacKensie’s turned her life around, but the scars remain. She saves her affection for the animals who never judge or scorn her, but it’s time to get out, move on from her past in Iowa. So, she arranges a vacation exchange to job hunt in Seattle.
Although the house is lovely, one room is locked. Her years in foster care have given her two ‘gifts’: a neurosis about locked doors and the ability to open them. After she gets into the room, she’s appalled…and intrigued. Chains and manacles, whips and paddles, odd benches with straps…
When Alex returns home days early and finds MacKensie draped over the spanking bench in his locked dungeon, he’s furious. But her wariness arouses his protective nature and curiosity, so he strikes a deal to keep her close–she’ll act as his submissive in exchange for a place to stay and help finding a job.
He’d planned to use the veterinarian to deter an ex-girlfriend, not replace her, but with MacKensie’s compelling mixture of strength and vulnerability, the little sub slides right into his well-defended heart.
Hello *wave her hands to the readers* How is everybody doing?
It has been a long time since I have grace you with my presence? *stick her tongue out because she is part joking* But I’m here again and I bring you a new review because I read a lot…
This one was a surprise to me. I was not expecting to get hocked with this series (when I did) but after reading this first book *whispers to the audience* I’ve read the next one already *nods in complicity* and yes, it was great too.
So… In honor of your time I will dive right into it 🙂
Another titles in the series: The Master (Book #2)
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
He makes the rules…
Mafiya enforcer Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.
Rules are made to be broken…
Grad student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the dark and breathtaking Sevastyan before the professional enforcer whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. Every day under his protection leads her deeper under his masterful spell.
Are you ready to play?
Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true… Continue reading [Book Review] The Professional by Kresley Cole
Hello to all of you out there on the other side of the screen *smiles* I hope you are doing good and not trying to kill me for my disappearing act… Which started with me being sick, then with me reading like a crazy person, my trying to write but too many plot bunnies showing distracted me and so on…
But we are not here to talk about all that, we are here because I want to give you my honest opinion/review on a movie I saw a few month ago *smiles again* So here we go…
This movie I saw it by myself and I did enjoy watching it. The truth it’s that I had a blast at the theater even thou I was worried because I tend to laugh at parts when the characters do things I think as funny and not always people around me agree on those moments.
In the theater were 3 couples, I thought married couples because of how they were dressed and the age that they look. Also there were 5 school girls with their school uniforms and I remember that they had to show their ID to get the tickets.
In order to make this more easy for you to read and understand I will be answering questions about the different points I wanted to talk to you about this movie.
WARNING:This most likely have spoilers...You have been warned
Did I like the movie?
I did like, I enjoy it very much. It wasn’t so dark as the book was and being able to finally put a face to Christian that wasn’t Robert Pattinson was even better for me. I hated it when people find out that the base behind the book it was a Twilight fan fiction. I had read the book before that knowledge was out so it wasn’t so much of a problem.
Did the rate bother me?
Only +16 bothers the hell out of me. Why? Because I was 16 once and I know that at that age I didn’t listen to reason or didn’t ask for anyone to talk to me about things I didn’t understand. I form an idea in my head and that was the way it was, no matter what other people said.
This movie may not have explicit sex, but you could see both actors naked, the only parts you didn’t see were their actual sexes. And there’s the part that has BDSM in it! Come on… Teenagers with a movie like this in their hands? It shouldn’t bother me so much since the books are available to anyone obviously but it did.
Teenagers are very impressionable creatures (if you are a teen reading this, do yourself a favor and think about it, you will see it’s true and it’s not a bad thing). The problem for me is that teens get the image on the screen and fantasize about it, want a relationship with a man “like that”, want a “master” and most of them (not all) tend to just jump to conclusion or do things without considering the risk or that other people may take advantage of their lack of knowledge or eagerness and they could get hurt, badly.
Did I like the cast for Christian and Anna?
Yes, but… let me separate this in two so I can speak about both of them.
Dakota it’s a good actress, she did a great job portraying Anastasia but (for my taste) she is just too skinny. If I was Christian I would be scare of breaking her or that her bones poke me during some intimate moments… and I’m not even joking here. She need to get a little bit more meat in her, at least until her ribs don’t look like they may get out from under her skin when she bends.
Jamie… Oh Jamie… What can I say about him? A picture maybe?
– Picture from TrilogiaCincuentaSombras.com
I still don’t know how to explain myself when it comes to him. If only Christian Grey let himself grow a bear… maybe? someday?
Some people didn’t like it when he took the part, and I wasn’t all too happy but after watching a Youtube video from the Author E. Jamie (from around the time when the trailer came out last year) I had to agree with her and look at Jamie with a different set of eyes.
If Ian Somerhalder, Chris Hemsworth, Alexander Skarsgard or other well-known actor took the part of Christian Grey we will not be seeing Christian Grey, instead we will be seeing Damon Salvatore, Thor, Eric Northman, etc; playing kinky with some girl named Anastasia. And most of you out there know that I’m right (well… actually E. Jamie was right when she pointed this out).
The movie did justice to the book?
I have to say, in all honesty that I love the movie more than I liked the books. There *raises her hands up in surrender* I’ve said it.
I did read the three books before knowing they were Twilight fan fiction. I didn’t like the way it was written, but I did like the main story: the broken men, the sweet girl who try to change him for the better and cure him, the erotic love story, the background crazy bitches and assholes, and all LOL
I won’t lie… Knowing that was a fan fiction spoiled a lot of things for me, not all of it but a lot. Also the fact that people gave too much credit to that fact annoyed me a little until I just didn’t care anymore. Also explained the way it was written, since I write and read fan fictions myself, so I know…
Comparing 50 Shades of Grey with Twilight
Ok, this was something that I had to do and I hope you get this because if you do not understand what I’m about to say I don’t know how to explain it better:
50 Shades of Grey IT’S NOT Twilight!
That being said, it’s not fair compare this two movies or series at all. They are two different stories from two different people. Yes, 50 Shades it’s Twilight fan fiction based but it’s not the same thing.
Every author has to have an idea from something or someone: Somebody said something, did something, saw something that spark an idea on the writer’s mind.
Didn’t annoy you that Christian told Anna what to do all the time?
No, it did not. I tell you why… She is portrait as a girl that it’s very naive and innocent. She forgets stuff around him, and if you have read the books you know that if he doesn’t remind her of eating she doesn’t. She just simply don’t register the need to eat until she is starving or something.
Another reason why it didn’t bother me was because, if you look at it from a Master/Submissive relationship or even a normal relationship, the boyfriend it’s concerned with her well-being, her protection, her health, etc. So it’s not such a bad thing as people think it is that he notice things and kind of nudge her to eat or stuff since it’s for her own good.
Anastasia development in the movie
I’m very happy to say that I saw her development during the movie more than in the book. It was very easy to notice how she was transforming from a sweet innocent girl to a very well, put together, don’t take you crap, kind of woman.
An example of her innocent girl at the beginning was that scene when Kate, her roommate, took her sandwich away after telling her she didn’t want one and Anna didn’t say anything to her o even make another one to eat herself (prove that she need the reminder to eat!).
An example of how she grow up was the scene when Anna and Christian discuss the contract. How she took his hand from the small of her back and said “Business meeting” to him and how she, even hot and bother as she was, got up and leave the conference room after it was all done and didn’t have sex with him
The belt scene…
Ok this is a long one so get ready…
This scene was plain stupid coming from both ends. Anna and Christian were mistaken in this scene and even thou I understand a few things and what came out of it… I don’t agree with it.
Anna wanted to know how bad it could be, it was her own words in the movie. Christian asked her more than twice to know if she was really, really sure that she wanted him to hit her like that with the belt (he gave her a choise) and she said yes (notice that she choose this).
People get so upset about this scene and I have to tell you I was upset with both characters, why? Anna for being ridiculous at the end, getting angry because she got exactly what she asked for. I get it that she wasn’t expecting Christian to hit her, but really? He gave her a choise, more than once, and she choose and he did just as he said he would. He didn’t lie to her, he did what he said he was going to do. And she could have stopped him at any given time, she wasn’t gagged, she wasn’t tied down. She wanted to take it all to prove to herself that she could, to not back on her own words and to know Christian in a deeper level. She got what she asked for.
Christian was plain dumb when he agree to that stuff. A good Master knows that when someone asked you something out of anger you just simply do not do what they asked for because their judgement it’s not clear. As a Master you should be able to read your submissive or lover and not hurt the other person. He made a mistake and he paid greatly for it. But I have to say, he didn’t lie to her, he told her what she was going to receive from him at that time, six hits with the belt and he didn’t hold back, if he did, he would have lied to her.
I do not condone what he did or what she did choosing to take the hits. But I do understand it.
My BIG thing about the movie
Please do me a favor and thing about this for a couple of minutes and take a look at how important, how shocking this is…
50 Shades of Grey it’s was a fan fiction and has hit the big screen
Did you get it? A fan fiction… something that some people think writers wast time writing… has hit the big screen…
What will this mean for another’s fan fiction writers? For me it gave me hope… Hope that some day one of my writing could make it out there, maybe not in the big screen, but who knows… Maybe I could start a story as a fan fiction, then the story could evolved out of it and make it hugely in the Best Seller lists…
Have you watched this movie? What did you thought of it? Do you agree or disagree with the things I have written here?
Hello, hello… Here I am again and guess what? I have another book review!
This one though it’s a little different because it was not part of my TBR (To Be Read) list or part of the 2015 Reading Challenge like other books. This was just a book that I wanted to read and once I started I could not put it down.
Just one more thing… This book it’s part of a four book series and I did read all of them already *stick her tongue out like a kid* and this is a series that I will read again and again and again…
Paranormal Shapeshifters Erotic Romance published January 5th, 2014
Another titles in the series: All Roar and No Bite, Roaring Up the Wrong Tree, Love at First Roar
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
The first day of Mia’s new life in Grayslake, Georgia is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble, boxes cover every inch of the floor and—oh—there’s a bear cub in her pantry. It gets worse when the cub’s uncle comes by and busts out his fur and claws while on her front porch. Then it gets loads better because suddenly there’s a hot hunk of badge-wearing werebear on her lawn ready to rescue her. Yum. Of course, he has to ruin things by trying to take the cub out of her hands. Ha! The cub is hers… No ifs, ands, or bears about it.
Werebear Ty can’t seem to get the curvaceous, delectable Mia to understand that, even if she is one-quarter werebear, she isn’t keeping the cub. Ty is the Grayslake Itan, the clan’s leader, and the little werebear is going home with him… Unless it isn’t. It’s her smile. If she’d stop smiling and being gorgeous, his inner-bear would support him and Ty would get his way. But the beast wants to make their woman happy, so it’s perfectly content to let her do as she pleases. Then things change. Threats arise, danger comes close, and Ty demands she return to his den. No ifs, ands, or mates about that.
My thoughts on Grayslake #1
I found this book because it was a recommendation on Amazon considering another book that I was just done with that involved werebears. Really people? Werebears?? In my own little mind there was only werewolves but apparently I was wrong LOL.
Mia was a very interesting character to meet but I loved her, specially after she made Parker (a 4 years old little werebear) her own baby and told the werebear leader that the baby was hers and if he wanted to take the cub from her it would be over her decaying body. That was a bold move to make considering Ty was not only the leader of the werebears but also the Sheriff.
The sexy tension between Ty and Mia, the way Parker cling to her like a baby starving for love and how things were getting more and more bloody and complicated made the book great reading. More so when things starting to unfold and let me tell you this, Celia Kyle knows how to come up with stuff that I was NOT expecting as plot twist and turns. She left me, more often than not, with my mouth open because of what was happening and thinking: I did NOT see that coming, damn it!
I won’t give any spoilers, at least no more than I already did, right? *looks to see if she did and sigh* I didn’t… Good. But going back to what I was saying. I would love to share with you some stuff about the books but anything I think to write it’s a little more spoiler than the tought before it so… Nop.
What I can tell you is that this book it’s part of a 4 book series and I already finished all of the books. I could not stop reading, I swear! I’ve never thought that I would be so much in love with bears being shifters but what can I say? I’ll probably ditch a werewolf for a werebear anytime now hahahaha
It’s an erotic romance so don’t get surprise with the stuff that goes in the book and another thing that kept me with this series and this book in particular was that the female character falls for the strong man, yes, but she is strong herself and have a mind of her own *thinks a little* Ok, let me SPOILER ALERT this next thing so I can give you a fun example (if you don’t want spoilers, don’t read this next paragraph!)
[ In one of the chapters, Mia it’s sitting with Ty on a meeting with his brother Van and they were discussing something about Parker’s future while Ty was “distracting” her. Then he asked her if she was ok with what they say and kept distracting her, not letting her think clearly *cofkissingcof* And she stopped him and told him that she was not Ok with whatever they say and I quote: No, stop that. Bad furball. Mind you that Ty it’s the town sheriff and werebear leader and she told him that! ]
Do I recommend this book?
Yes, Yes, Yes!
This was a book that I was not expecting to have such a fun reading, but oh man I did. I was laughing and with a smile on my face most of the time. The story it’s well written, the fight scenes and the romantic scenes are pretty great. And don’t get me started with the “shit of crackers” and the “language” that you will read a lot in this one.
A great love story, paranormal shifters romance. I was not expecting werebears, I did not tought of werebears before, only wolf shifters but now…
Now I have a THING for bears!
“No ifs, ands, or bears about it, his furry butt is staying right here. Possession is nine tenths of the law and all that“
“If you or that man try to take him from me, you’ll get a rear end full of buckshot and I won’t send you a get well card“
“No, stop that. Bad furball“
My rating it’s 4 stars for this book. I wish I could give it a 5 but even though I love this story, it was greatly written, fun to read, with a lot of curve balls and action in a lot of ways… I can’t give it more because I only give 5 stars to stories I die after I’m down with them and want to live in the story myself, so…
I won’t deny that I loved the book, yes, I did. I finished it a day so I can’t complain and I jumped right into the next book of the series after it.
I have to warn you though. It’s not such a light read if you want to keep up with the story, the romance yes, the whole story plot no, it’s not so easy. That said, there is no strange words and if they are (like Itan or Itana) the author explain them through the book so there is no problem at all.
I left this book with a love for werebears even more cemented in my heart 🙂