Hunter's Moon - By Lisa Kessler (#COYER)

Moon Series - Book 2
Sasha’s future was stolen from her the moment she was bitten. Now she's on the run from the Nero Organization that transformed her from a human detective into a shape shifting jaguar assassin.When a rogue bounty hunter threatens her younger sister, she'll be forced to fight, and with nowhere else to turn, Sasha will need to trust the one man who has every reason to want her dead. Aren is a werewolf with a secret. While protecting his twin brother and Alpha of the Pack, he found his one mate for life. Sadly she's also the jaguar assassin who tried to kill them both. Now Aren is struggling between his animal nature to love and protect her, and his loyalty to the Pack.

Sasha has a dislike for men because of the idiot Sebastian who turned her under the pretense of flirtation and romance. She's since decided not to trust any man with possible romantic intentions because as a cop, she should have known Sebastian was lying - obviously not true but she's stubborn like that. Aren has his work cut out for him convincing Sasha he wants her for the long term but he's not afraid of working for his mate. It's amusing he found her during a tussle when she head butts him to get away!

I thought I wouldn't like Sasha because she was technically a bad guy in the last book and while I refuse to forgive her for messing up Aren's ankle I ended up with a soft spot for ex-cop, gun blazing jaguars. I admire her commitment to protecting her sister even if I found her self-blaming a little annoying. There is only so much one can continue exist believing they should have done something different before you just have to accept it and move on! Thankfully Sasha gets there in the end with some help from alpha male Aren. I love that they do yoga together, it's too cute! Their relationship is a trust roller coaster thanks to buttface Sebastian but Aren is willing to put his whole life on the line for Sasha so they work it out.

The prejudice against jaguars in the werewolf pack is still alive and kicking. It will be interesting how Kessler develops the plot to help all of these stuck up wolfies get over themselves. This book is well worth the read - the plot is dynamic with enough twists to keep you guessing and the characters have enough spunk to fill several more books. I've added this to my list of shifter books to read and I can't wait for the next book to come out - I can tell it's going to be a stunner!

xxx Literary George
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Serafina and the Virtual Man - By Marie Treanor (#COYER)

Serafina's Series - Book 2
Real man versus dead man - no contest!
Dale Ewan, the wealthy owner of Genesis Gaming, has a serious poltergeist problem. In desperation, he calls on Edinburgh's unique psychic investigation agency, Serafina's. But Sera and her hacker friend, the beautiful and aggressive Jilly, find more than one spirit haunting the ugly country house. While Sera fights the poltergeist, Jilly encounters what appears to be the ghost of Dale's brilliant ex-partner, Genesis Adam, trapped in his own new virtual reality system. Jilly delves headlong into Adam's mystery. How did he get there? Why is he more exciting and attractive than any of the real men in her life? How are Jilly's own criminal brothers involved in his death? And what are Dale and his wife Petra hiding? Apart from the body buried in their garden...
While Jilly falls in love with the sexy, virtual ghost, Sera has problems of her own, not least the shadowy presence of the undead Founder that seems to threaten Sera, her vampire lover Blair, and all her friends.
I LOVE THIS BOOK! Jilly is a total kick ass take no prisoners leading lady and I adore her. She doesn't take crap from anyone and has no qualms doing what needs to be done even breaking into someones house. With a sassy sense of humour to match, hacker geek hot chick Jilly has to be one of my favourite characters ever. I think her inner geek brings out my inner geek and can't help but want to meet her, work with her and be best friends forever! But she's not always as strong and fiery as I make out, Jilly has a past that haunts her and she wears her make-up like an armor. Her family is a bunch of criminal types and keeps her distance from them. Then sexy virtual hot shot Genesis Adam materializes onto the scene, literally and Jilly is thrown into a whirlwind virtual game romance. Genesis Adam is wickedly funny and the perfect match for Jilly. They push, challenge, laugh and get all nerdy and sweet. Their energy together is electric, the sex is crazy awesome and I just wanted all of the world's happiness for them both.

The plot to this second book of the Serafina's series was so much more interesting than the first. I was being surprised at every turn and as I do with every good mystery novel - I was making guesses like crazy about who was guilty. I definitely was NOT expecting the person it turned out to be and the sneaky twist Treanor adds in had me screaming like I'd won a million dollars, I was so happy! I admit to having misgivings about Jilly's story especially because I hadn't enjoyed book one very much but I enjoyed every page of this book! There is sharp wit and genuineness that was lacking in book one. I love Jilly and Genesis' story so much I will definitely be buying a copy to keep on my e-reader. I recommend that you read this book even if you didn't enjoy book one because Jilly and Genesis stole my heart and I hope they steal yours too!

xxx Literary George
A HUGE THANK YOU to NetGalley and Marie Treanor for the copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Forbidden Surrender - By Priscilla West (#COYER)

Surrender Series - Book 1

“What gives you a thrill Kristen?”

The minute I saw Vincent Sorenson, I knew he was trouble. Billionaire. Bad boy. And dangerously sexy. He was everything I craved, and nothing I needed. Unfortunately, I couldn’t just avoid him. The higher ups at my company decided they needed his business, and I was on the team to bring him in. Vincent Sorenson didn’t seem as interested in business as he was in me, but I knew that was a door better left unopened. If I got involved with him, it would only unearth the pain I spent years trying to bury. I thought I had it under control, but I seriously underestimated Vincent’s seductive charm and silver-tongue. I would soon find out how delicious it would feel to let myself fall into this forbidden surrender.

We meet Kristen and Vincent in South Africa. He's a surfer boy/engineer turned business and is looking for a company to manage his money. Kristen is part of the firm trying to win Vincent's hand in money marriage with her boss Richard. Richard is a snob and talks down to Vincent, Vincent is smarter than he appears and thinks of crossing the firm off his list of possibilities but his interest in Kristen prevents that. She walks into the meeting, trips over because he's so hot *rolls eyes* and gropes Vincent's chest in her attempt not to fall to the ground like an idiot. From that point on Vincent is set on getting into Kristen's pants and good graces. Kristen pleads employer/employee relationship is a breach of professionalism but Vincent's not about to let that stop him.

Vincent isn't as much of a bad boy as he is a thrill seeker. He likes the rush of surfing, doing spider shots (read it) and flying his private jet places. He's a giant sweetheart and not as demanding and distanced as most literary billionaire type males. My favourite line of his is when he talks about protecting Kristen - "you're not asking me to but I will." I practically sighed out loud.

I'm not sure I like Kristen - she turned into Ditzy McStumblepants while in the interview, groped Vincent's nipple rings and could barely pull herself together. It didn't seem to go with her hyper professional business type personality because I totally saw her keeping calm DESPITE Vincent being hot to trot. It's not that I dislike her for stumbling, I disliked how affected her character was by a man standing there in a t-shirt and shorts - come on! I didn't like how she lied to her boss Richard when she receives a promotion because it just seemed unnecessary - Kristen got the job because of how well she worked and presented their pitch in her diagrams not because Vincent wants to sleep with her so why hide it?! Her constant pleading that a relationship would be unprofessional starts to sound like a whiney excuse and I just wanted her to grow a pair and say "okay. Let's do this" or "I said no and I mean it. Back off buddy." She practically runs to Vincent's bed to get away from her ex instead of making the decision entirely on her own. In a more positive light my favourite line of hers has all of the spark I wish she held on to - "As your advisor, I recommend you hang up the phone, then with that same hand pleasure yourself until your arm goes numb or you're satisfied - whichever comes first. Once you're finished, you'll have forgotten all about me." Damn girl, I love that sass.

The ending came a little too soon and I am assuming this a novella due to the length. We had only really gotten started before it ended. I'm excited to see where we go next in this series because once we get into the novel it really picks up. I was disappointed at the cut off point but I will be picking up books two and three because I can see the potential awesomeness shining through in this first installment. While it isn't a 5 star book it is well worth a read especially if you have a thing for sexy billionaire types. Just don't expect a moody demanding guy like Christian Grey because Vincent is pure Prince Charming!

xxx Literary George
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Burning For You - Lila Veen (#COYER)

Blackwater Series - Book 1
When Leah Holt returns to Blackwater, she crashes into Ash Lavanne. He is her catalyst, a fire elemental from a strange family of crafters who control the Blackwater Coven. Leah is ignited by Ash. She can build, destroy, create and damage, making her one of the most dangerous crafters in existence. Blackwater is a town with a dark past. Four hundred years ago, the witch trials that happened have left a deep impression on today’s inhabitants, splitting the town into two rival groups – the Coven and the Order. Then Leah discovers that Ash isn’t the only one who ignites her. She is torn in half in a love triangle and learns just how powerful she has the potential to become, but could lose Ash if she dares to find out.
Leah literally crashes into Ash, she rear ends him at the lights while flipping off police cameras when running a yellow/red light. It was in that moment I knew I was going to love Leah and this book. When Ash kidnaps Leah from a date with weirdo Gabe, I knew I was going to like him too. They both have a lot of reckless energy, sass and their chemistry is ridiculous. I loved Veen's world of crafting - it's another way of saying magic - and the way she has created the powers revolving around the four elements. It's not your typical I have the power of fire, burn baby burn. Veen relates the elements to how they interact with the world so fire is the power to change - build, destroy, create etc. I LOVED this new take on elemental powers but Veen doesn't stop there she adds catalysts to the mix! Catalysts are like the magic version of a werewolf mate - it's them or no one and once you find them, you just know - but there is an added twist - children of catalyst's usually inherit crafts, children of random couples can turn out evil.... Dun dun DUUUUUUHHHHN. The twists and turns the story takes makes Burning for You a literary rollercoaster I was waving my hands in air screaming, "THIS IS AWESOME." All the characters are well thought out, layered, imperfect humans. You felt like you knew them even as they continued to surprise you and the relationships are realistic while still holding on to a fantastical edge. Veen creates complexity in her characters and their relationships which rules out typical emotional extremes of love and hate - Veen allows them to have back stories, to have reasons and to have the best intentions while committing heinous deeds.

If you can't tell I truly loved this book! I adored the world, the crafts, Ash and Leah, everything! I was a little thrown by the triad relationship and the connection to Olivia. I couldn't feel comfortable with how quickly Leah shifted to someone else but I guess that comes with being a catalyst. I was super mad at Ash for being a coward but you'll have to read to see what I'm talking about. The ending is definitely a cliffhanger type - you will WANT to buy the second book to have some closure unless you care nothing for Ash and Leah (which I 'm sure you will) so just be aware. This book is a breath of fresh air in the world of paranormal witch romance and it's like nothing I've read before. I highly recommend Burning for You and the Blackwater series, it is worth every cent! Click the buy link - you know you want to!

Literary George - See my review of Book 3
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Moonlight - By Lisa Kessler (#COYER)

The Moon Series - Book 1
Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf’s biggest challenge is keeping his kin’s true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out. Lana Turpin doesn’t realize she’s a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she’s being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back—even though she’s never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy. It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.
Oooooh I love shifter romance books and Lisa Kessler delivers up a hot new series for me to sink my teeth into. Adam is a werewolf and Alpha heir, Lana has blackouts every new moon and has no idea why. When leopard shifters are roaming the area and killing people it's Adam's job to go out and investigate them - scenting a leopard he walks into a diner where he meets Lana. Lana thinks Adam is a creepy stranger and doesn't understand why he helps her. When he tells her she is a leopard shifter, she thinks he's crazy but the more he explains, the more she realizes he might be right.

I love how Lana sticks up for herself even when she is shit scared. I have an issue with leading ladies who are too scared to hold their ground when someone (usually a guy) tries to push them around.

The 13th Prophet - By T. Lucas Earle (#COYER)

FINALLY! After reading so many disappointing novella's "The 13th Prophet" gives me hope for novellas everywhere. This is a GREAT novella - short, sweet, to the point. Earle gives you just enough information to be satisfied while still answering enough of your questions not be frustrating. The premise of this book is amazing and I wouldn't mind if it were a full length novel. In Earle's future Earth, personalities have become like computer programs, manufactured and requiring constant updating. What is even freakier is that these personalities have to be siphoned from someone who embodies the trait. There are 12 personalities and the 12 people who are siphoned are called Prophets. I'll leave you to read it because I don't want to give too much away, it's hugely intriguing. Earle had me from start to finish on the end of my seat. The story was beautifully thought out, the main character - Mulligan Burke - is wonderful testament to purity and humanity. I won't heap too much more praise on this novella but let me just say it is truly worth reading!!! Earle keeps you thinking down to the last moment and beyond. I'm still not sure if the ending was sweet or horrible...

A huge thank you to T. Lucas Earle for the copy in exchange for a honest review!
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Serafina and the Silent Vampire - By Marie Treanor (#COYER)

When I first saw the cover I thought this was a historical romance - WRONG. What is up with these covers?! Anyway... Serafina is a psychic investigator, she helps people with supernatural problems. Sometimes she actually uses her skills and other times she scams them - why not, right? Despite this being an investigator novel Serafina doesn't question any suspects and what not because she finds the culprit pretty quickly. The problem is how to deal with him because it's actually difficult to present a paranormal case to the human police. She meets vampire Blair who can only speak telepathically but because Serafina is psychic this is not a problem. However, it makes conversation with others a little difficult.
They have wonderful tension, Blair is the typical bad boy who falls in love with the good girl (kinda) and decides to be a little bit less of a bad guy. It was obvious he truly came to care about Serafina. Serafina for all that she is the good girl has serious trust issues which probably stem from being an orphan. The story line was okay and I like Serafina even though she got to be a little annoying with her internal focus. She doesn't reach out to Blair and refuses to trust him which after how many pages is just downright rude. Especially when he has done nothing but help her *smh.* I must say they have some pretty awesome sex scenes, I kind of want a Blair for myself! Even with the super sex this book lacked in pizzazz. It wasn't a story that hasn't been told before and in moments it definitely dragged on. One of the most explosive scenes of the novel was told in third person detracting from how awesome it could have been! I did appreciate the switching perspectives between Blair and Serafina but overall it just didn't spark. It's a solid paranormal investigator novel with some wicked sex but nothing new or exciting.

NB: I am reading the second book in the series and liking it MUCH MORE!

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The Air that I Breathe - Lila Veen

Where to start? I just finished reading this series and I was hooked after "Burning For You." But something happened in "Drowning in a Dream" which leads me to where I am now in "The Air that I Breathe" book 3 in the Blackwater series. I'm going to just come right out and state my problem for the record - Drama. It seems strange to have an issue with drama when most books require it in order to exist. However, I find that I have come to an example of an overload on drama. I love the story Lila Veen weaves but in this final installment, it was only seconds after everything was sorted that it was tipped on it's head once again. It seemed that everyone was lying or manipulating each other for personal gain. The horrible twisted web of relationships that tied so many different characters together - introduced partially in "Drowning in a Dream" - continued to become even more entangled with relationships being revealed between almost everyone and their brother (it's horrible that I almost mean that literally). I barely had a hold on what was going on and the final straw was the relationship between Theo and Olivia. I just couldn't. I never liked V.C.Andrews penchant for throwing weird twisted family relationships into her books and I cannot stomach it in this one either.

I kept reading despite feeling ill because I needed to know what happened to Leah - it wasn't her fault that the Lavanne family were a bunch of nutters. I'd hoped the ending would bring some much needed relief and happiness but no,

Torn and Seduced - By J.E. and M. Keep (#COYER)

Anjasa was an Elven assassin and courtesan who is now out of a job and out of money. I don't know how awesome she used to be before this novella but in this story she simply wants another drink and some bad boy sexy time. I am all for rough sex and Dom/sub relationships but this is not what happens here. My main issue with this book wasn't that Anjasa wanted sex with the three different men, I don't give a rat's ass about that - you get it girl! No, my issue is that Anjasa is obviously a strong female character (at least I assume that considering she was an assassin...) and she allowed these three men to manipulate, demean and use her. There were little to no benefits to any of the situations for Anjasa, maybe an orgasm here or there. But I'm sorry, you cannot convince me that a previous assassin is now willing to do anything for some douche bag men. Either Anjasa is a strong woman who used to kill people for a living or she is much more needy and reliant on sex/men.

Descended - By Debra Ann Miller (#COYER)

Fallen Guardian Saga #1
How I have ended up reading so many Yong Adult books this week?! Despite being a self proclaimed non-fan of YA, "Descended" is a teenage paranormal romance fanatic's wet dream. [Can I say that in a YA review?! argh.] While the story started a little slow, the plot is a great mixture of loyalty, betrayals and secrets with a solid dose of angels and demons. Violet or Vie is a Guardian which is similar to angel and in angel land these Guardians go on missions. They take over a "host/vessel" taking front seat of all bodily, emotional and mental functions. I found that slightly creepy in a parasite-ish way but it works, less hostile take-over and more monthly lease. 
The main character, Vie, is an assertive, confident young lady and it was so comforting not to have a damaged protagonist for once.

Dreams of the Queen - By Jacqueline Patricks (#COYER)

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading "Dreams of the Queen" but it developed into so much more than what it seemed. Cass is an obsessed scientist that is having weird dreams. She is engaged to another scientist called Julian who was slightly weird from the get go. Their life work is trying to create a black hole to see what is on the other side. Cass is completely focused on this goal and doesn't actually want to be with Julian. Julian has control issues and will manipulate as much as possible for either Cass or power. I don't think even he knows truly which one he is more interested in. Magically they succeed in creating the first ever black hole in a laboratory and travel to the other side. Accompanying them is a government military team who's job is to keep them safe but also to collect information on the discovery. This is when we meet the lovely, sane Lewis. When they travel through the black hole Julian realizes they are trapped and when freaky monster type things start eating people, the group decides that moving forward is the only option to stay alive. Unfortunately the freaky monster things are crazy and guns only shoot so many bullets. It looks like everyone is going die in this new world but Jaemon the alien man saves the day! He informs them that Cass is Queen and that the Master is waiting for her. Knowing that they can't survive on their own the group of scientists and military men follow Jaemon's lead. Which is where I will leave you with the story and trust me that is not even HALF of it.

I didn't read this book for the characters despite the fact they were well written.

Discovery - By Brina Courtney (#COYER)

Teagan is a budding artist and in love with her boyfriend Jason. But Jason goes missing and there are no
clues to his whereabouts or body. Teagan decides to move in with her Grandma after months of grieving for the man she thought she would marry. Moving to Salem seems like a great idea for Teagan until weird things start happening and people seem to know more about Teagan's past than she does.

This story is a typical witch novel - Teagan doesn't know she is a witch and no one has taught her to use her powers etc. Initially I was really excited about the book, it has a very sexy opening scene but after that scene I became more and more irate. While the novel ages Teagan at 21 and the listed genre is new adult fantasy, it reads like a YA novel even with the single implied sex scene. I knew Teagan was some kind of witch with a guardian protector after the first "overheard" conversation. That conversation and the many others were glaringly obvious pointers to Teagan is a witch with powers (also it's set in Salem - duh) but these less than subtle conversations, hints and clues weren't what irritated me the most. No, it was the second to last scene.

Reverb - By J. Cafesin (#COYER)

After I finished this book I couldn't sleep, I was so strung out on the story. You know you've read a good book when your emotional hangover leaves you wired. Despite starting the book thinking to myself this was not at all what I was expecting and not usually the type of book that attracts my attention, I could not put it down. Cafesin sunk claws into me and did not let go, even past the end of the book. James the main character in Reverb is hugely complex. His journey is not the endearing tale of boy meets girl but a man torn apart by his family and his past. It's tangible and raw while remaining slightly ethereal. I found myself connecting to this male who I had no understanding of as a person. I couldn't relate to his obsession with music, his fear and his suffering and yet I was heavily invested in his damaged psyche and possible recovery. I raged along with him against his father and found peace in moments with Elisabeth. My heart was wrenched out with all the emotion and I'm not entirely sure I liked it. While reading Reverb I felt tense, I was worried, anxious and curious all at once, similar to when I watch a scary movie. But this book is not a horror, it's an emotional roller coaster with a few horrifying events popping up. The journey James takes from addicted narcissist to loving partner and friend is very well written. His revelations do not feel forced and his struggles are not downplayed nor exaggerated. There is a wonderful balance in the writing as Cafesin is able to walk the fine line of reality and fiction which is what makes it such a riveting read. The ending left me less content and satisfied than I wanted. I still find myself worried and anxious about the life of James Whren and I'm probably going to need either a day to get my head out of the story. I would categorize this story as fictional thriller? There is a hint of romance but if not enough for it to be categorized as such. I'm not usually so taken by a genre I do not generally enjoy so Reverb gets 4 obsessed, tense and mesmerizing stars. Just don't read it before going to bed unless you like staying up all night dwelling on books because Reverb will linger.

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Hers - By Dawn Robertson (#COYER)

I've been trying to write the review for this book for a week. After much writing, rewriting and general "argh, why can't I write this" I realized what my difficultly is: I really liked this book but when coming to review it I found so many things that irritated me. Being all muddled up with feelings of enjoyment and criticism, I couldn't figure out how to write the review until I had a moment of clarity - just write about how I felt. I know, I know, newbie blogger here, give me a little slack it was a revelation to me! So without further nancy pantsy about why this took so long here's my review.

Seven is a take no prisoners, bitchin' boss of a woman. I loved her from the moment she laid out careful plans to buy out the majority of shares in her asshole ex-boyfriend's family business. She is a sassy lady who knows that being in charge AND being a woman means that you have to shut people down like you have something to prove, usually that you are just as tough as a man. However, Seven wasn't always like this, she was not single minded about her career and left herself open to more intimate and personal connections with others. But thanks to the asshle ex-boyfriend called Daniel and unfortunate heartbreak, Seven locked herself off from others. Actually, to be perfectly honest it was much earlier in Seven's life that she lost trust in men but I will let you find that one out by reading the book. Seven meets Levi at the 'Sinners and Swingers' kink club as Mistress Marilyn. Levi sticks out like a sore thumb, dressed like a banker he is an obvious new attendee of the club. His reason for being there is that he has a new found kink the lovely ladies he usually frequents don't want to get in on. One thing leads to another and we have one sexy hot sex scene. Meant to be a single one night stand, Levi and Seven meet again in the darnedest of places and so begins our story.

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Mia's Return - By Tracy Cooper-Posey (#COYER)

I was super excited at the beginning of this book. Alexander was having lucid sexual dreams and it appeared to be the start of a great supernatural romance read. But I think I have a problem with novellas. I got to the end of the book and was surprised - a positive - but I wasn't just surprised about the length. Unfortunately with short novellas is often hard to include any kind of character development or depth to relationships. Yet with Mia's Return I felt the most unsatisfied with a novella since I read the Sole Regret series. Cooper-Posey wrote a great story with characters I would be happy to read more about, but therein lies my issue. There wasn't more to read and what was, seemed superficial. I felt like I had gotten a brief summary of events and missed out on the details of the story. Though Mia's and Alexander's relationship had back story, it was along the lines of "I've been attracted to him/her since forever" without any explanation of WHY. Mia's and Alexander's relationship with Wyatt 'develops' over a couple of hours and by develops, I mean they find him, connect, blame their attraction on magic and get to the nitty-gritty sexy time/bonding. We don't even get to witness the fight scene at the end! I did like the story line surrounding conflict with the Grimore's, saving the world against the evil vampeens and Cooper-Posey's sex scenes were hot as hell. This novella could definitely be extended into a full length novel which may give Cooper-Posey more space to fully develop this story. I'm going to give it an extra star because of the story's potential though I won't be looking for the rest of the series but maybe I'll give Tracy Cooper-Posey's longer novels a go.


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Guy Fawkes Day Top 5 Explosive Reads!

Guy Fawkes day is a celebration of... well fireworks and this man who attempted to blow up the British parliament but no one really remembers him. In celebration of getting out sparklers and booming firecrackers I decided to come up with my top five explosive reads! Essentially my firework books! ;)
My definition of an explosive read would be that I got to the end and felt like a firework! Exploding with happiness, excitement and HELL YES! energy. Cue Katy Perry:

1. Soul Survivor - By Katana Collins
Read this series. The end.

2. Undeniable - By Madeline Sheehan
Sheehan writes with balls. By that I mean huge ounces of bad ass spunk with slap you in the face reality.

3. Finding Cinderella - By Colleen Hoover
Young Adult but so refreshing and frank with humour to spare.

4. Wicked Beat - By Olivia Cunning
The dear Olivia Cunning slams you up against the wall with her sexy Sinners once again.

5. Archangel's Legion - By Nalini Singh
I haven't read it yet but, forgive me for being presumptuous, I know it's going to give me new life.


Bunny Club - By Stephanie Beck (#COYER)

*Spoilers Alert*
I don't know who was more surprised and freaked out at the end of this book, me or Jarrod! I went into reading Bunny Club thinking, bunny shape shifters and a sex club that sounds like an interesting read. But the book turned out to be slightly more twisted than I realized. Jarrod and his friend Alex accidentally stumble across a supposed sex club and end up in a situation they desperately regret. The sexy women are in fact vampires and bunny shifters who kill the men they have sex with. The male narrator was not a problem but in addition aggressive, blood thirsty women, I simply couldn't relate to any of the characters. The novel wasn't a romance but nor was it really erotica either. The single sex scene was bare bones oral which was overwhelmed by the freaky vampires and shape shifter bunny women. If you're into slightly terrifying erotic-esque reads then definitely give this novella a read, I, however, have had enough of a taste to know that the F*ck like Bunnies series is not my cup of tea.

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Finding Cinderella - By Colleen Hoover (#COYER)

I admit, I was hesitant to read this book. It seemed like one of your typical young adult, teen fiction, high school novels of which I am not a fan. But I had seen a lot of great reviews and excitement around Colleen Hoovers novels so being curious I wanted to see what all the hype was about. After finishing this novella my first thoughts were "these kids are still in HIGH SCHOOL?! No way!" followed quickly by "WOW! I get it now" and "this is much too good to be free!" This novella is nothing like those typical high school young adult romances that leave me dry heaving like a cat hacking up a fur ball. "Finding Cinderella" is a beautifully written novel that manages to grasp the intensity and difficulty of young love while being on the cusp of adulthood with a refreshing maturity and wit. Majority of young adult novels these days rely on overwritten characters that exaggerate emotions and events with excessive extravagance (holy alliteration). But where other novels have characters that aren't easy to relate to and fail to emotionally connect with the reader, Hoover gives us Daniel and Six who invite you to find in them, that hopeful but jaded teenager, you once were.

Now being 22, I'm not that far from those whirlwind teenage years but I still find myself unable to relate to younger characters. As I said before I was shocked that these characters were only 18 but I found Six so easy to relate to. I was lost in Six's journey to rediscover her inner strength, the confidence to be herself and not allow others to affect your inner core, that essential definition of who you are.

#COYER - Day 2

I re-read my list today and realized that I need to stop buying books before I drown myself in review to do lists... In better news I am starting my review for Finding Cinderella - By Colleen Hoover! YAY! I'll have it for you tomorrow! Until then check out the progress of the other bloggers
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Clean out your E-Reader Challenge! - Blog Hop #COYER

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Super excited to be a part of this awesome challenge to clean out books on my Kobo and Kindle for the month of November! My goal is to get through as many of these books as possible starting with Netgalley reads and then onto Amazon free reads or under $5!