Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Reading Update: 50%

23398634“What happened before was as much my fault as it was yours,” she explained very matter-of-factly. “For as long as I’m your asset, we’ll keep a professional relationship. I promise I won’t let you kiss me again. I have more self-control than you do.”
"You think so, huh?”
“Absolutely.”
He leaned down and whispered in her ear, “Wanna bet?”

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review: The Earl Next Door

The Earl Next Door The Earl Next Door by Charis Michaels
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

1.5 stars

Was there a love triangle involving a staircase in this? 'Cause it felt like there was a love triangle involving a staircase.

The story felt chaotic with all the characters, nosy neighbors, a bachelor earl who simply dramatically can't quit kissing the heroine, cartoon-y villainous mother and five step-brothers, bad guy Greek, and more.

The hero had no depth while the heroine sort of did but the unevenness of her having the courage to travel to England to buy a house on her own but couldn't possibly stand up to her family had me head tilting. Also, what is up with the whole paper thin catalyst of the heroine moving to England? Head tilt. Don't even ask me about the inheritance issue and how mom and bros wanted to get control of the money. I also can't really comment on the pseudo-Greek mafia dude who showed up at the end because my eyes were a glazing by that time.

This was a new to me author and she had some moments that felt encouraging but the story was too chaotic, the hero severely lacked depth, and I need more in my relationships than "I can't help but kiss you!" a few minutes later and a dramatic turn away "I can never marry you! Stay away!" repeated for 80% of the story. Seriously, this is what composed the majority of their relationship. I would also recommend not reading this if in an actual historical mood, 'cause yeah, head tilt. The upgrade to 2 stars is for the glimpse of cute moments between the hero and heroine.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Reading Update: 20%



In the confines of the stairwell, out of her sight, Philip paused. Opening and closing his fist, he tried to shake off the heat of her fingers.

Gawd, this right here is why I've read so much Regency/Victorian. The attraction and sexual heat hidden repression, y'all.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Random Number Generator Month!

Round 3

RNG didn't have the best Round 2. Redeem thyself, RNG!


Early-ish selection...


A Debt Paid in Marriage by Georgie Lee

A Mills & Boon, no way I can turn down this selection! 

Neeeeeext.......


Oooh, this could be a newer book


Dark Need at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole

Well, not quite a new book, lol. However, it is a holdover from Halloween Bingo that I never got to, so I also couldn't possibly turn this one down :)

Hope May has been treating everyone well!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Release: Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti Reading Playlist! #Giveaway



Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars—even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.




 ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: LETHAL LIES      
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers, #2
On Sale: May 16, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD

“4 1/2 stars! Top pick! This is a true thriller that will keep readers frantically flipping the pages as death and danger come at the protagonists from several directions.  Zanetti's brilliance at storytelling is on full display...When it comes to high-octane thrillers, they don't get better than Zanetti!” —RT Book Reviews on LETHAL LIES

“Zanetti’s stories are always woven with vivid detail and a breakneck pace. As a reader, there’s really no time to draw a peaceful breath until the story ends. Lethal Lies is another winner.” –Heroes & Heartbreakers on LETHAL LIES

“Zanetti balances the adventure and menace of Zara and Ryker's lives with a relatable romance. The result is a story that's sexy and emotional, and filled with a rich look at love in all its forms.” —The Washington Post on DEADLY SILENCE

“Budget your time, readers, because this is one that's hard to put down.” — Heroes & Heartbreakers on DEADLY SILENCE

BUY THE BOOK HERE









**Pick up the print edition for exclusive bonus content!**





All Beauty Fades
One Less Reason
Fire Breather
Laurel
Kiss Me
Ed Sheeran
Come Over (Acoustic Mixtape)
Sam Hunt
When I Was Your Man
Thomas Rhett
Crazy In Love (2014 Remix)
Beyoncé
I Lived
OneRepublic
I'm Comin' Over
Chris Young
Gonna Wanna Tonight
Chase Rice
Dangerous
Shinedown
In Ruins
Theory of a Deadman
If You're Gone
Sam Thacker
Full of Grace
Sarah McLachlan
For Those Who Wait
Fireflight
Figured You Out
Nickelback
Devotion (Demo)
Hurts
Collide
Howie Day
Carolina
Parmalee
Brothers In Arms
Celtic Thunder & Ryan Kelly
Broken Girl
Matthew West
Anything Goes
Florida Georgia Line
Here Without You (Acoustic Version)
3 Doors Down




THE BLOOD BROTHERS SERIES
DEADLY SILENCE, #1  My Review
LETHAL LIES, #2  My Review
TWISTED TRUTHS, #3






ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat...and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.


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