[Cover revealed] A Demon’s dark embrace by Amelia Hutchins

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If you follow my blog then you’ve seen all my reviews about “The Fae Chronicles”. You also know that Ristan is in my top 5 list of favorite male characters. So, Amelia Hutchins just updated her fb account and revealed to the world the cover of her new book! Excited much? I know I am!

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‘The Elite Guard’ is going to be a spin-off about Ryder’s guards/brothers. We don’t know much yet but the fact is that the book is about Ristan’s own story. I hope we’ll get an update soon enough to discover more. A book following Ristan is freaking exciting because he is the coolest demon ever, thank you very much.

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[The Elite Guards]

[The Fae Chronicles]

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[The Fae Chronicles – My reviews]

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[Amelia Hutchins]

[Bookland Special] To read… or not?

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I have in my priority-to-read shelf some books that I so want to read and yet I don’t seem to do so. There’s always something else that catches my eye and I ignore always ignore my tbr list. So, I am going to present to you a few books and maybe you can help me out by telling me your opinion. Should I read them? Which do you think it’s more interesting?

Let’s do this.

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Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

Why I want to read it?

I am not really into dystopian books but this seems different. It’s like a twisted fairytale and you guys know my hopeless romantic soul. Kings, princes and nobles; that’s my thing.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice.Becoming Calder is the first part in a two-part romance series. The conclusion, Finding Eden, is available now.

There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition.

In this place, there is a boy with the body of a god and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more.

In this place, there is a girl with the face of an angel and a heart full of courage. To her family, she is the vision of obedient perfection. But she dares to want that which she has been told can never be hers.

Becoming Calder is the story of good versus evil, fear versus bravery, and the truth that the light of love has always found its way into even the darkest of places . . . From the beginning of time, to the end of the world.

THIS IS THE FIRST PART IN A TWO-PART SIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS. THE SECOND PART, FINDING EDEN, IS AVAILABLE NOW. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Why I want to read it?

I’ve read Archer’s Voice and god, I wasn’t able to stop thinking about Archer for days after that. The blurb is so unique and I trust Mia Sheridan a lot. If her writing style is like Archer’s Voice then I am already in love with this book.Read More »

[Review] Escaping Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

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I thought things couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.

I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.

This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.

Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn’t let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.

Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.

My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.

The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me. He thinks he has taken all of my options away.

I still have choices.

Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.

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5stars

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“I still have choices. Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it!”

I was sure that the third book would be the best book. 4.5 stars this time!
The plot was as expected mindblowing and the characters grew on me even more. I feel like I am already having a book hangover. I can’t take the world that Mrs. Hutchins created out of my mind; I even dreamt about it last night because I was so into the book.

She is great at describing emotions and feelings and of course the amazing scenery that Faery was supposed to have. I wish I could live there, visiting all these amazing places. In book three we got to know more about Faery and about Fae traditions and behavior the bad way just like poor Syn did. She was through a lot and yet she found the strenght to go against destiny and prove to anyone who doubted her that she is not some weak damsel in distress but an amazing warrior goddess who can protect the people she loves.

I am glad that all characters are actually appealing to me, well except the villains of course. I hate reading books with characters I dislike because it makes finishing the book difficult to me. Ryder kind of annoyed me at first but thank god he changed for his own good. Ristan is still the same amazing, hot, smartass demon I love and I need to know more about him!

Anyway other than that, the sex was steamy, the annoying repeat of thoughts stopped and I don’t think there’s anything left that would bother me now. Off to read book number four.

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[Amelia Hutchins]

[Review] Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journalbestselling book. Archer’s Voice is a full-length, standalone romance.

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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5stars

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My god! I am so sleepy but I need to do this now before my feelings vanish. I actually believe that it is possible for two people to love so deeply to the point they would die for one another. I need to believe that love is what motivates humans to succeed. People shouldn’t be loveless and especially people like Archer who need it the most. This book should be an example of cruel, awful and selfish people can be and yet there is still humanity in them. At the end they all see but sometimes it’s too late.

Archer was a lucky man and got himself a woman like Bree. Bree was his knight in shinning armor and she was a fighter. She was through so much and though she was as damaged she fought for her life and went on. Well she had people who loved her and supported her but still it’s not something you just manage to do. Bree is amazing.

On the other hand, Archer was alone, completely alone and he couldn’t even speak. Easy? Absolutely not. It was a wonder he made it that far and survived even after being treated like an animal, maybe worse. What do you do when you’re being bullied your whole life? Unfortunatelly, there are kids that can’t handle it and kill themselves but in Archer’s case he just isolated himself and became a loner. When Bree came into his life and changed everything he got the courage to find himself not just because he wanted to live for himself but because he wanted to be worthy for Bree. She was his wake up call and I wish we could all have a Bree into our lives.
It wasn’t easy for them but they were a match made from heaven and they made each other a better person and that’s why love is the greatest gift someone can give. Love is a wonder.

The plot was amazing and even thought it was a bit predictable I didn’t even care. No, this time I just didn’t mind any flaw. The writting style was tiring but I finished the book in just a day because I ignored this as well. There were also some questioning parts like when Bree was holding Archer and still was able to sign to him and other silly things like that but yeah I am becoming bitchy again and I’ll just stop.

I was going to rate the book 3 stars if it wasn’t for both Archer’s and Bree’s well written characters! I loved them both and they deserve a star each! 5 stars from me it is.

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[Mia Sheridan]

[Monthly] 2nd half of May’s TBR

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I’ve only read a chapter of this books and I already know that I will like it. It has to wait a bit though because of dear Susan Ee and her book below!

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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journalbestselling book. Archer’s Voice is a full-length, standalone romance.

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.



Unfortunatelly I didn’t have the time to read it the moment it got out but I am still not too late. I can’t wait to know how this ends!

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End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

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[Review] Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

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I thought things were bad and weird before—hold on—it’s getting worse.

Adam and I are both going through identity crises of epic proportions as we Transition from who we were, and discover who we were meant to be. More Fae are dying, and I feel as if time is running out for us to find all of those responsible and put an end to the killings.

The people I thought I could trust have betrayed me and the one person I should absolutely not trust; is taking me deeper and deeper into his world.

Ryder’s secrets are dangerous and devastating.

With each touch and word, he pulls my heart closer to himself and at the same time he is trying to keep me at arm’s length. The dance he and I have begun, is getting more complicated as our worlds are being shaken from all sides, and the visions of the future are frightening, and nothing like I had ever pictured for myself or those I care for.

This time, destiny is taunting me.

I had always thought that I controlled my destiny. Now, my rights are being taken from me by powerful people and leaving me with alternatives that range between bad and awful.

This time, the choices I have to make can decide the fate of both worlds.

Everything is unraveling, and nothing will ever be the same again.

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4stars

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   So I am not the kind of person who would real ‘quality’ books and make reviews about how deep the book is or how wrong or right the characters acted or about how stereotypical or not I find it. I am a hopeless romantic girl, reading all kind of romantic books and I just rate based on how the book made me feel. Besides I can’t easily express myself in a language which is not my mother language.
I don’t even know why I started reading the series and why I like the story so much.

I need to be fair so 4 stars it is.

It was better than the first book in every way I can think of. The plot was more than intriguing, the characters were appealing and so realistic; I swear that I never thought their reactions were fake or unreasonable. Plot twists were coming one after the other and I just couldn’t snap off of it. I found the dose of romance that I needed in order to keep reading it and I also even enjoyed all the sex scenes without skipping like I did with the first book.

   I picked a favorite character, Ristan, who easily grew on me and as expected from me he is absolutely no main character. When this happens, I know instantly how good the author is. She managed to make me like someone who had less part in the plot and was less described than others. Anyway I won’t repeat myself, I’ve analyzed how much I love Amelia’s writing style in Fighting Destiny’s review. My only objection still is her abuse of the word ‘fuck’ and her tend on repeating herself every now and then.

Other than that the book was amazingly good and I expect more from the third book which will probably have a higher rating. I have a feeling about this!

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[Amelia Hutchins]

[Review] Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He’s heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she’s almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she’ll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.

All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He’s obnoxious but well-mannered. He’s a gentleman but aloof. He’s passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can’t deny him… or herself.

M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed — and that she fears only he can satisfy. But she senses that behind the fast cars, fancy suits, and posh apartment, he’s aching inside. To have him, body and soul, she’ll have to brave his dark secrets. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession – an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair.

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1star

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You can’t imagine how excited I was when I started reading. There were these amazing, hot, seductive vibes that the book was sending me and I loved it. The mystery around Miller at the beginning and his image had me drawn to him. Who was this guy? Why was he acting like that? I had this constant puzzlement and I had to know more about him. The author managed to picture him pretty well as the perfect man all girls would fall for and who am I to say that I differ from them? A man like that always gets attention.

So everytime Livy happened to be around him it was like her brain was giving up on her. People might say that she is a weak, helpless, stupid little girl with no pride, but not me. I’ve been there; I know the feeling and even if it looks horrible on the outside I assure you that it’s not. There was this one guy I used to like so much and when he was around my whole body felt numb to the point I couldn’t move or even think. For me this feeling is something I will never ever ever ever forget because I know that I liked him soooo much and it felt good that I got to experience something so powerful like, I don’t know, maybe love. Maybe this was the reason why I liked the book so much at the beginning; I could relate.

Everything fell apart when Livy showed me that she was actually a weak, helpless, stupid little girl because it’s one thing to like someone that much so that your body betrays you and another thing to be blinded by lust and just stop thinking at all. I accept stupidity because of love but I don’t accept ridicule and humiliation.

Livy couldn’t make a decision but it was easy, trust me. It was either she was sleeping with him (a total stranger) or not. I understand her need for sex, especially when that stranger was so hot but he was still a stranger. Thank god, her friends were rational, thoughtful and caring because I couldn’t stand all characters being stupid. Anyway even though her friends warned her she followed that stranger back to his house and allowed him to be part of her life without actually being part of her life. He selfishly and forcefully invaded her privacy and stalked her (and that was when I stopped liking him), without revealing anything about him and she let him order her around like he owned her. That is just fucking wrong. That man could have been a killer for all I know. Just because he gave her a couple of orgasms, doesn’t make it right. I was ok with one night stand but this was infuriating.

I didn’t get to finish the book because I expected more and all I got was a brainless girl, driven by her lust that allowed a fucking rich, asshole and a complete stranger to have his way with her.

Why the fuck can’t I just read a good contemporary book?

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 [Jodi Ellen Malpas]

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

[Review] Lick by Kylie Scott

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Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

Ι admit that I am a bit frustrated and I guess 2 stars will do.

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2stars

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There will be SPOILERS, please read carefully.

Actually there were parts that I enjoyed and parts that drove me crazy, not in a good way. I’ll start with the thing that I liked. First of all it was the writting style; I can handle english language pretty well but I can’t read too complicated stuff, so I am satisfied since the book was simply but beautifully written. The plot was interesting and waking up married in Vegas had potential for a really good story even if Mrs. Scott screwed up a lot. And there were a couple of characters like Mal and Lauren that actually made the story more appealing, but that’s all.

So let’s talk about our female lead, Ev, who wakes up married in Vegas. She is in a bathroom, having a hang over with a half-naked stranger and her first thought is how hot he is and not WHO THE FUCK that dude is. WRONG. Ev and her friend went just the two of them to celebrate in Vegas, they both got wasted and she recalls her friend leaving her alone for some random guy. WRONG. She founds out about her marriage and yet she doesn’t even care to ask who this man really is. WRONG. So after giving it some thought the wiser solution she found was to get a divorce without telling anyone in order to get help. Yeah that was genious. Anyway shit happens and she discovers that her husband is actually David Ferris, a rock star, and they meet so that they can take care of the scandal and the divorce. Somehow she manages to fall in love with him in THREE FUCKING DAYS (or maybe a week) even though the guy is a complete brainless dick with jealousy issues. And here I am asking you, how can you actually fall in love in three days a guys like that?

David, being a rock star and drunk, decided to marry a young girl that made him feel like a better person and apparently liked him for who he was and not for being a rock star. I accept that and I can relate but what I don’t accept is the fact that he got mad when Ev couldn’t remember what happened and dumped her without explaining anything. What the fuck was he expecting? He just told ther that he will divorce her and when he saw her again he was being a rude, mean asshole. Yet somehow things kinda worked out and they got closer. He made her promise that she wouldn’t leave him and that they would both try to make it happen. Yet he couldn’t let her in, he got jealous over her because she was breathing, he didn’t say back that he loved her (which was the most rational thing to do since he didn’t know her!) and he cheated on her with his ex-gf who was working as his PA. That little, selfish fucktard. Who the hell do you think you are mister?

Then there’s a break up and Ev can’t handle it. OH MY GOD! She knew that guy for like a week and she acted like she lost the love of her life. Yes he might be but she couldn’t know that in such a sort time. She should’t even care about him. It’s impossible to love someone THAT much in a week. So David, after a month of silence, appears and asks for forgivness. (because he cheated on her… and they weren’t even together long enough… with his fucking ex) Dude you have no right to do that. He sent me so many negative, angry vibes. Selfish asshole being selfish. Then there was Ev yelling at him that she won’t forgive him and I got excited. I thought ‘damn it was about time for her to be rational’ and then goes the freaking angry, make up sex which was not make up sex at all because they didn’t make up. She was still mad. Yeah girl that was the right way to show him how angry and how over him you are. You go girl! Oh my god why are both so freaking stupid and annoying? That was when I stopped reading. I just couldn’t burn more of my precious brain cells.

It’s such a pity because I was excited to read it and because a friend suggested it and I wanted so bad to like it. It’s an absolutely not/don’t bother to read book for me. Sorry!

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[Kylie Scott]