26 November 2012

Delicious by Shayla Black

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Delicious (Wicked Lovers, #3)

didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing

Delicious (Wicked Lovers #3)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  3,338 ratings  ·  216 reviews
He can’t control his desire.

Luc Traverson’s entire future is planned out—but there is one very sexy obstacle in his path: Alyssa Devereaux . She’s a former exotic dancer turned strip club owner and restaurateur. Recently, Alyssa and Luc shared one night of wild abandon that left Luc terrified by his loss of self-control—and Alyssa desperate for more.

And that’s just the way she wants it.

Fulfilling a promise, Luc is the guest chef for Alyssa’s restaurant debut. The sight of her makes Luc wild, so how can he survive a week without letting loose and ravaging her—especially when she’s begging for it? Luc’s desire for her explodes when he realizes he isn’t the only man desperate to have her. But one of the others is deadly. And that’s not the end of Alyssa’s secrets…which are as dark and mysterious and enticing as her fantasies.

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Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #4)

18 November 2012

Decadent by Shayla Black

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Decadent (Wicked Lovers, #2)
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didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing

Decadent (Wicked Lovers #2)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  4,306 ratings  ·  275 reviews
Two men are better than one…

How can a virgin seeking happily-ever-after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who’s been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh-so inadequate.

Determined to prove she’s woman enough for Jesse, Kimber turns to bodyguard Deke Trenton for sexual education. Bold and brash, Deke warns Kimber that playing with him is playing with fire. But he can’t bear to imagine the innocent beauty in someone else’s arms. So Deke and his super-sexy friend, Luc, take Kimber under their wings and dangerously close to the edge of ecstasy. Though she’s saved herself for Jesse, Kimber soon learns, he’s not the man adept at stoking her aching, endless need. That’s Deke, and he can’t resist when Kimber begs for more–and more.

I had thought about doing another vlog review of this book, but this one has a little more...errrrr... what's the word I'm looking for? "Mature Material" in it, therefore, to save yourself and myself some face, I'm typing this one out! hahahah! ;) Some of you are like "Oh Thank God!" *wink*, I know you are! Anyway, here I am with the second book in Shayla Black's Wicked Lovers Series- Decadent. Not quite sure WHY she chose to name this book that, there was very little that was truly decadent about it! It was raw, emotional and extremely graphic! None of which really phased me, but might send some innocent readers (or listeners) into seizures! LOL! This book WAS hot hot hot, I do have to admit that. But what I find HOT might not really impress others, so to lay it all out on the table, this book was completely saturated in the theme of menage. As in, a threesome. ;) I had thought the narrator Lexi Maynard had borked and screwed up the first book's main female characters' voice- Morgan, but she did a doozy on this book's female main characters voice- Kimber. Ohhhh gods, it's terrible. No offense to the lovely, hard working Lexi Maynard, but holy bejeezus, it's sooo high pitched, sooo grating and annoying, and when she tells her man, Deke she wants him balls deep, in that extremely girlish and annoying voice, it just really... doesn't HIT HOME like it should with me! LOL! It was bad... but I was able to really move past the terrible sounding voice and fall desperately in love with Deke AND his cousin Luc (whom a little birdy told me, the 3rd book is about- squeee!)...! Deke was a character that Black touched on at the very end of the first book in this series and I knew I was going to really like him and his ways and I'm super happy there was a book all to Deke. Luc was a very involved secondary character, which was fine, there couldn't have really been an intimate threesome without another person, and Luc just happened to be that other person. Once again, the plot and the story kind of made me shake my head and wonder WHAT IN THE FUCK IS GOING ON? or HOW THE HELL DID THEY GET INTO THIS SITUATION? but it was a slow and steady build and Black did kind of work up to everything and did finally spill the beans towards the end about what was plaguing Deke the whole time (read it, you'll see! no spoilers from me lol!) and why each of them were the way they were. I enjoyed this second book in the series a lot more than I did the first book and if anyone out there has a hidden, naughty secret closet fantasy about a threesome, this is a fantastic book for you! You don't necessarily have to have read the first book in this series (at all really) to get the gist and feel the feelings. It's a good, hearty, stand alone book that makes even the stingiest and most ice queen'y'ist of us women turn into juicy, naughty little minx's (ask my husband hahah!)!! ;) 

The amount of stars I gave this book was a good, solid:

I've loaded up the third book in this series and will start that later today probably!

13 November 2012

Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1)
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didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing

Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers #1)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  6,566 ratings  ·  532 reviews
She didn’t know what she wanted until he made her beg for it...

Morgan O’Malley has seen a lot of kinky things as the hostess of a cable sex talk show. But she’s never met a man like Jack Cole before. A self-proclaimed dominant, he’s as alpha as a male can get–and good for Morgan to have around when an obsessed stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her.

Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it–and starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure, but she has no idea how personal they are…

Please let me know if you like the idea of this vlog concept for my reviews and I will continue, if not, you can say something like GET YOUR UGLY MUG OFF THE BLOG!! and I will type out my reviews again! :P

09 November 2012

Dark Needs at Night's Edge (IAD 5) by Kresley Cole

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5)

Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #5)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  · rating details  ·  13,110 ratings  ·  531 reviews
Bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her seductive Immortals After Dark series with this tale of a vampire shunned even by his own kind and a beautiful phantom, bound together by a passion they cannot resist. A RAVEN-HAIRED TEMPTRESS OF THE DARK... Néomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly powers but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away trespassers -- until she encounters a ruthless immortal even more terrifying than Néomi herself. A VAMPIRE WARRIOR CONSUMED BY MADNESS... To prevent him from harming others, Conrad Wroth's brothers imprison him in an abandoned manor. But there, a female only he can see seems determined to drive him further into madness. The exquisite creature torments him with desire, leaving his body racked with lust and his soul torn as he finds himself coveting her for his own. HOW FAR WILL HE GO TO CLAIM HER? Yet even if Conrad can win Néomi, evil still surrounds her. Once he returns to the brutality of his past to protect her, will he succumb to the dark needs seething inside him?

Hello, hello! Here I am, back with my review....errrr...opinion? On the 5th book in the Immortals After Dark series by the AH-MAZING Kresley Cole. *sigh* What can I say about these books that hasn't already been gushed about?? All of her IAD books are released on hard back and e-reader format, and she's slowly releasing them on audiobook (derrrr Cole, should have done that to begin with! helllllooooo!!!) so I patiently wait the 3-5 months in between books and then scurry to get my greedy hands on them. I took advantage of this one the DAY it was released on audio! I have thought about just going and buying the Kindle versions, but *sigh* I can't really even imagine READING these books. The narrator  Robert Petkoff in this and most of the others case is just so perfectly PERFECT when reading and he gives each character a very specific voice and his ACCENTS! Oh my! Perfection!! Seriously! I just adore him reading these books! This story was awesome, it brings in old familiar characters too and I fell for Conrad and Neomi's story, head over heels! I was wondering how it would come to pass, her being a "ghost" through more than half the book, but   it DID come to pass and it was so delightful! Petkoff gave Neomi the sweetest, most endearing adorable french accent ever to grace my ears and I grew sooo fond of it, I can still hear little bits and pieces in my mind if I pay close enough attention and remember hard enough, soooo very sweet and makes the world of difference than just having READ the words on a page, in my opinion. I am looking forward to the next book, whomever that is about (I don't want to read the snippet from good reads because I want to wait and be surprised) and can not wait to get my greedy little hands on it!!!! Very excited!

If it's at all possible, I want to give this book 12 million stars, but since I am trying to be "fair", this gets

I'm taking a wee bit of a break from paranormal as I just started the book below... not quite sure about it just yet, only a few minutes into it... we'll see!!!

Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1)

04 November 2012

Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Born of Silence (The League, #5)
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)

Born of Silence (The League #5)

 4.46  ·  rating details  ·  1,979 ratings  ·  304 reviews
Death Stalks Them All... 

Kere is the second most infamous member of the shadow organization known as Sentella. An explosive engineer who strikes terror into the hearts of the League, the bounty on his head is truly staggering. No one knows his true identity.

The daughter of a traitor, Zarya Starska grew up hard on the back streets of hell- her family hunted to the brink of extinction. But Zarya dreams of a different life and a different world. A world where the harsh hand of the Caronese emperor doesn’t destroy his subjects. As a Resistance leader, her goal is to topple the government that needlessly ruined the lives of her family and comrades-in-arms. In this deadly quest, the only person she can trust is a mysterious man known only as Kere.

By The Light Of Day... 

Kere has a dark secret and a brutal past. As he aids the Resistance, he’s actually working to bring down his own family- the Cruels- so named for the viciousness in their blood that runs so deep, no other name would do. Born and bred from one of the oldest and noblest families in the United Systems, Kere’s real name is Darling Cruel. And the one thing he wants most is to see his uncle, who stole the crown by murdering his father, pay for his crimes.

If You Tell A Lie Long Enough, It Becomes The Truth... 

In order to protect his mother from execution, Darling’s entire life has been built on a lie that he dare not breathe a contrary word about. His hands tied by his uncle’s cruelty. No one has ever seen the real him. No one except Zarya. She’s the only person he’s ever fully trusted with the truth. But when she betrays him by allowing a weapon he designed solely for her to be used against him, all bets are off.

The Hero Is Now The Monster... 

Betrayed to the deepest level, Darling becomes an enemy even worse than his uncle. His goal is not only to reign, but to kill every Resistance member he can find. He won’t rest until all of them are dead and that includes Zarya.

The Twisted Hand Of Fate... 

Zarya is the only hope to reach the heart of the man her people once considered their ally. A man who hates her with a fury so great that she knows it’s just a matter of time before he kills her. But if she can find the part of him that once trusted her, the part of him that once loved her, she might be able to save not only her own life, but those of her people.

It’s an impossible mission.

Too bad she doesn’t play the odds.

Hello! Boy, has it ever been a while since I've updated! Whew! Well, between now and my previous post, I had a significant hard drive failure from the Oct 24th Microsoft Windows update. Luckily I have a very techy husband and he was able, after several days, get me back up and running with very little loss. I was so preoccupied with all of that, that I rarely gave a listen to this book, and it took me, what seems like forever to actually get through it! *sigh* I did, however, thoroughly enjoy this 5th book in Kenyon's League series. I loved the characters of Darling and Zarya! I loved their dynamic and how the book started out was definitely a unique way of going about their "relationship".  This one has many layers to it, and quite the bit of up and down drama, like a roller coaster, LOL! But it's what you expect from Kenyon- lush, imaginative, full bodied and wonderful, touching on all the different characters from previous books, and giving a little insight on secondary characters, like Darling's best friend; Mari. I'm not sure how his name is spelled in the book, because I don't "read" the books, I listen to them, so the spelling of that one might be a bit off! LOL! I loved Darling's best friend's character in the book too and the whole story and plot he plays in Darling's life. This was just a good, round, perfect book- that's pretty much it! LOL! I have a nice little list of characters that I would love to see their own book, and can not wait to see who book #6 is about! ;)

I finished this book a night ago and give it a solid:

And I have this one loaded up and started it last night, but was pretty zonked out tired, so I will be doing a bit of rewinding when I give a listen today! Soooo excited for this book! Been waiting forever for it to come out on audio, it seems!

Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5)

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