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Airborne by Constance Sharper

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Airborne by Constance Sharper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Indie books have it harder in the grand scheme of book publishing as they have to rely much on the reader reviews and the work they publish and how good it is without having the help of editors or big name publisher backing them up. But when you find that beautiful gem of a self pub you feel like your holding that winning ticket in your hand and with Airborne by Constance Sharper- I felt like I won the lotto baby!

I was truly in awed by how great the whole story was, the action was nonstop with a ton of surprises-which I was surprised could fit into this book! The true beauty of the book was the use of harpies. The author focus on this one race which I find very refreshing and enjoyable. I know authors who can put a ton of different races in their books and pull it off, but I love when an author put their own spin on one race and grow from there. Sharper does just that with the new evolved harpies who still favor harpies with …

Star Crossed Seduction by Jenny Brown

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Star Crossed Seduction by Jenny Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jenny Brown has a beautiful way of writing not overly complex stories but with two deeply layered characters that the story centers around. With Trev and Temperance still waters run very deep as both show their Scorpio natures, being two sides of the same coin and dancing a deadly dance of trust and love, they have to balance their natures and trust in each other.

Brown steps somewhat away from the traditional regency that was so present in her debut book. SCS shows a more sensual side early on between the two leads, this sets up a confrontation that travels between the two- a love game. The secret between the two really lead to a few misunderstandings that are cleared up but strain the trust between the two. Being so similar to each other, makes them understand each other very well, this lead of course to disagreements
but I found how they trust their gut about the other to lead them to the truth. Most if not all the…

Follow Friday!

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Q: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

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Been on a YA kick of late, and really loved the early reviews to Every Other Day, plus who doesn't like a kick ass heroine?

Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore

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Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There's a deep fairy tale element that Jaclyn Dolamore creates in Between the Sea and the Sky, that gives this story a very sweet feel to the whole, while going back old school with a nod to Hans Christian Anderson.

Humans live along side mermaids who graduated to sirens, and the winged race of people. The book focuses around the life of Esmerine as she becomes a siren, and later tries to find her runaway sister Dosinia, whose sudden disappearance raises major red flags, and Esmerine is determined to find her. Along the way she meets up with an old friend Alandare, one of the winged race. Since they parted Alan has become a whole different person then the one Esmerine remembers. Nevertheless he's the only one who can help Esmerine find her sister.

While it does starts off a tad slow, the story picks up as Esmerine starts her journey in finding her sister, with some nice twists and a easy plot to fo…

Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Elizabeth Hoyt books are my version of potato chips, I can't get or have enough of them! Hoyt lives up to her great storytelling and the hype with Scandalous Desires.

When we're first introduced to Silence Hollingbrook and "Charming" Mickey O'Connor in the first of the Maiden Lane series, you know there's going to be sparks flying and do they ever between these two.

Mickey is no exception of the great heroes Hoyt has peened down before, he shows that monsters are not born, but are made, and it doesn't mean their not without a heart. Mickey is frozen clean through, with his charming smile to hide behind. His past has made him hard and the pain he faced as a child made him cold to emotions on the pleasure he takes from stealing, causing hell and the woman(or women) that warm his bed. Mickey goes through some major changes that start off very small at first, but the steps lead to uncove…

Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul by Leanna Renee Hieber

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Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul by Leanna Renee Hieber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

With the back blurb giving a sort of mishmash of well known books forced into one YA book, I was happily surprised (and relived) how well Hieber weaved the stories of Dorian Gray and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde into Darker Still taking well known stories and giving it her own twist on these tales and making it new.

New York City 1882:
Natalie Stewart a smart and clever seventeen year old life has been trouble since after a traumatic accident that killed her mother and left her without the ability to speak. With nightmares and visions that haunt her dreams nightly. This doesn't stop Natalie from seeking out the world through books and trying to break from her shelter living. Her life changes when she happens across a painting of Jonathon Whitby, Lord Denbury, with his startling blue eyes that seem to see deep into her soul, almost like he's alive...shocking of all, trapped in the …

Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll

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Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



As I started this book, I was at odds with a almost syrup slowness that starts to build into something that totally held my attention and made me end up loving a book I was going to dismiss and perhaps put on the DNF shelf!

With the economy at it's worse New York jeweller Garet James and her father try to hold up their art gallery by threads, when things can't get any worse, Garet comes across an old antiques shop where she's given a silver box that she's asked to open. Only it's a trick, and when she opens the box she lets loose demons on the city and given a rise to the evil John Dee whose returned with evil plans. It's up to Garet to stop him from taking over the city and learning about her past as Watchtower to protect stand guard over the human and the world of fae. A past and present that also leads to Will Hughes that may break or heal her heart....

I really loved the character Garet, sh…

Follow Friday!

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Q: Q: Today’s Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read!


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Here I am, trying to decide what to read next from my TBR!