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I'm a total bookworm and a romantic at heart. I'm also a little bit of a paranormal nerd so I absolutely love books that are about creatures of the night and allow me to submerge myself into a world of fantasy.

Friday, July 31, 2009


Tycoon Theron Anetakis had only one problem—and she just walked through his door. With his business takeover complete, he'd intended to arrange a marriage for himself to further secure his future. However…

Little Isabella Caplan had blossomed into a voluptuous vixen with plans of her own, and they didn't include letting the executor of her father's estate also arrange a marriage for her to another man! She had pined for Theron long enough. Now it was time to seduce her hot-blooded hotel tycoon and bring him to one bended knee.


I found this book to be cute an lighthearted. I ended up finishing it in one sitting, it was just the kind of book I was in the mood for. Both Isabella and Theron were believable characters, with the only complaint I had was that I would have loved to see a little more passion from Theron's end. I LOVED the dialogue! Isabella had the perfect balance of both wit and seriousness, books that make me laugh always put me in a good mood.

This is the second book in a mini series, and I'm glad to say that I like where it's going. I love the three brothers! Maya Banks is a wonderful writer, always having a well thought out plot line. I can't wait for the third, and final, story. MATURE CONTENT, BE ADVISED

Cover: 5

Plot: 3.5

Character: 4

Writing: 4.5

Overall: 4.2

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This is my first WOW, so here goes!

Coming out August 11

This is the third book in a mini series by Maya Banks. I recently finished reading the second, The Tycoon's Rebel Bride, and plan to be posting a review on that hopefully tomorrow.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


A new Carpathian novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling "queen of paranormal romance." (USA Today)Born into a world of ice, slave to her evil father, Lara Calladine knew only paralyzing fear as a child. Only by escaping with her mysterious gifts unbroken would she survive to claim her great Carpathian heritage as a Dragonseeker...Now, Lara is in search of the source of her nightmares the cold, dark corners of her childhood just on the edges of her memory. Only one man has the power and the will to help her: dangerous, arrogant Nicolas De La Cruz.Together, Lara and Nicolas search the treacherous Carpathian landscape for the truth about their pasts and discover a passion that neither has ever known before.


OMG I loved this book! Where to start...Well, I've been reading about the Carpathians for years now. It was my first vampire series, which makes it very dear to me. Ever since I first entered this magical world with Dark Prince almost eight years ago, I was hooked. The series has yet to disappoint me. In fact, it just keeps getting better! With more interesting characters and an overall story line that is just incredible. The world that Feehan has created is so well thought out and detailed that, at times, it seems real.

Dark Curse has to be my second favorite so far, Dark Fire is hands down my first, I just fell in love with both Nicolas and Lara. Lara was wonderfully written, she was everything I love to read in a heroine: strong, powerful, feminine, kind, and of course sassy. I also loved the question that was revealed in this book that has been bugging me since Dark Prince, what is causing the carpathinan women to miscarry their babies so often? This book becomes sort of a reunion, much like Dark Celebraton, in that several characters from past stories make an appearance. This book is probably one of the most important stories so far in the series because of all the pieces of the puzzle that are finally being put together about this wonderful world. This book left me completely satisfied, with the only complaint I have is that it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and I had to wait almost a year to read the next one lol. Christine Feehan truly is the "Queen of Paranormal Romance". MATURE CONTENT, BE ADVISED!

Cover: 5

Plot: 5

Character: 5

Writing: 5

Overall: 5

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'm on vacation this week so I haven't been able to post as much as I would have liked, but here are the books I received this week! I'm particularly excited about Shiver, I stopped by Barnes and Noble today and I discovered that they got it early! Ahh, I just can't wait to read it. :)

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

The Tycoon's Rebel Bride by Maya Banks

Tycoon Theron Anetakis had only one problem--and she just walked through his door. With his business takeover complete, he'd intended to arrange a marriage for himself to further secure his future. However...

Little Isabella Caplan had blossomed into a voluptuous vixen with plans of her own, and they didn't include letting the executor of her father's estate also arrange a marriage for her to another man! She had pined for Theron long enough. Now it was time to seduce her hotblooded hotel tycoon and bring him to one bended knee.

I'm soo excited about reading these books, can't wait to get started!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today's Teaser Tuesday is Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan. This is my first Teaser Tuesday, so here goes!

My Teaser:

"He knew these men, good friends willing to risk their lives to help Jonas and Jackson get Elle back. They were going into a war zone without a weapon other than their trained bodies."

1) Grab your current read
2) Open to a random page
3) Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4) BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
5) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Ok so I fell behind last week, I'm doing my best to catch up. Here's my plans for this week!

What I read:

Burning Wild by Christine Feehan

What I'm reading:

What I plan to read:

The Tycoons Rebel Bride by Maya Banks
Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Living Dead in Dallas by Charline Harris

This meme was brought to us by J.Kaye's Book Blog.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

This is the current book that I'm reading, Burning Wild by Christine Feehan. I found the trailer on her website and thought it was cute. So here it is! :)

I'm a little bit behind this week, I still have some books I haven't finished. That hasn't stopped me, though, from getting more. I'm very excited bout reading them, so here goes!

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris


Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then she's face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisinous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poisin from her vains (like they didn't enjoy it).

Point is, they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsukers asks for a fsvor, she complies. An soon, Sookie's in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She's supposed to interview certain humans involved. There's just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave- and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blond and one small mistake for things to turn deadly....

Dream warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon


The son of Warcraft and Hate, Cratus spent eternity battling for the ancient gods who birthed him. He was death to any who crossed him. Until the day he laid down his arms and walked into self-imposed exile. Now an ancient enemy has been unleashed and our dreams are his chosen battlefield. The only hope we have is the one god who swears he will never fight again.

As a Dream-Hunter, Delphine has spent eternity protecting mankind from the predators who prey on our unconscious state. But now that her allies have been turned, she knows in order to survive, the Dream-Hunters need a new leader. Someone who can train them to fight their new enemies. Cratus is her only hope. But she is a bitter reminder of why he chose to lay down his arms.

Time is running out and if she can't win him to her cause, mankind will be slaughtered and the world we know will soon cease to exist.

I hope to be better this week. I've been wanting to read Dream Warrior for some time, I can't wait to get started!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009


Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds.

... she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too - he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next.


I heard about this book several years ago, but never really got into it until the television show came out. I absolutely love True Blood, and Dead Until Dark did not disappoint! I was surprised that I enjoyed the book so much because normally first person novels get on my nerves. That's the only thing I had a complaint about. I think that if an author decides to write in first person then she/he should have more dialogue to balance it out and I feel that it would make getting to know the other characters easier.

I loved Sookie, shes so fun and unpredictable. She has moments where she's a bit of a busybody, yet it's clear her heart is in the right place. Bill did a great job of pulling of the mysterious act, mostly because you never know what he's thinking since it's not told from his point of view. The first several chapters were slow and it was very mellow. Looking back now I realize that was necessary to learn about all the different people living in this small little town. Overall this was a great book, especially if you love the paranormal.

Cover: 4

Plot: 4.5

Character: 4.5

Writing: 3

Overall: 4/ 5

Monday, July 13, 2009

Here's my plans for this week. This is my first time doing this so here goes!

What I read:

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

What I am reading:

What I plan to read:

Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan

This meme was brought to us by J.Kaye's Book Blog.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis's former mistress was pregnant? And had amnesia? That meant Marley Jameson didn't remember betraying him by selling company secrets. Or that he-d thrown her out of his life. So he told her a little white lie: they were engaged. Then he swept her away to his Greek island to await the birth of his baby and enjoy her sudden devotion...before tossing her out.

But he didn't count on Marley regaining her memory so soon.


The beginning of this book started off promising, with dynamic characters and an interesting storyline. Yet the author quickly lost me when common sense seemed to fly out the door. I found it difficult to believe that the hospital would release Marley to Chrysander without any proof that he is acquainted with her, especially since the people who kidnapped her had not yet been caught.

Marley was a well written character who seemed, for lack of a better word, real. She was so traumatized from her kidnapping that she had lost her memory. Her confusion at being treated so poorly by the "hero", the man who claims to be her fiance, made me feel for her immediately. I felt that Chrysander's character left much to be desired. Thinking that Marley had betrayed him and slept with him to get pregnant, he comes up with the idea to lie about being engaged? Did i miss something? At this point in the story one almost gets the impression that he despises her, so why say their getting married? There were several moments in the book where I would have loved to have slapped Chrysander and his brothers, whom were no better in their treatment of the women carrying their niece or nephew. Once the ending is revealed and Chrysander gets an attitude adjustment the book redeemed itself, somewhat. I look forward to reading the other two stories in this series, I just hope they prove to be a better read. MATURE CONTENT, BE ADVISED.

Cover: 4.5

Plot: 3.5

Character: 3.5

Writing: 4

Overall: 3.9/ 5

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Games should be fun, but for two expert teams across the country, they’re murder – because the winning team is the one that gets the most kills. The participants in this violent challenge rumored to be GhostWalkers. And Kadan Montague isn’t happy about it.

Kadan is a GhostWalker and he’s determined to clear the GhostWalker name of the rumors. To do it, he’s going to need the help of psychic Tansy Meadows. But as soon as he sees her, he knows his mission will be more complicated than he imagined – and the “murder game” may not be at all what it seems.


I really enjoyed this book. I think it's my favorite so far in the series. Tansy was such a realistic character, because she was strong and independent yet had moments where she became emotional. She was down to earth and despite everything she has to deal with, with her abilities, she has remained uncorrupted. I fell in love with Kaden from the start. His tragic childhood and wounded spirit makes you want to comfort him. There was great chemistry between the two characters and a realistic time period for their love to develop. The best part of this book was that neither character had a weak personality that allowed for the other to be dominant. Both characters were more than willing to speak their minds, I particularly enjoyed Tansy putting Kaden in his place when he got too bossy.

The story line was very well written. It was slow in the beginning but there were enough twists and turns that kept me turning the pages. The criminals were fairly predictable but didn't take away from the overall story. The back stories of certain characters were unusual for the author, which made it all the more enjoyable because it wasn't so predictable. The ending left me satisfied. MATURE CONTENT, BE ADVISED!

Cover: 5

Plot: 4

Characters: 4.5

Writing: 3.5

Overall: 4.3/ 5


Hi! My name is Danni and this is my first book review blog. I'm still learning all the ins and outs of how to work it, so please be patient with me. :) I plan to review books with romantic themes. My two favorite genres are historical and paranormal. I hope to get really involved in this so if anyone has any comments I would love to hear from you.