Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blog Tour: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hey everyone! Welcome to day 5 of the Sentinel blog tour, featuring Elixir!
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Elixir (Covenant #3.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: November 27, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 80
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Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex.

Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for.

Even if it means making war against the gods.

Favorite Quotes

    "I'd completely understood that she needed to be moved and quickly, but I didn't agree with how Apollo had done it.
    He'd hit her with a god-bolt. And I'd punched him.
    I was surprised that I was alive.

    "Dont't get me wrong. I like Alex. I think she's a pretty cool kid," Solos went on. "But isn't it more humane to put her out of her misery instead-"
My fist connected with his jaw before I even knew what I was doing. His head jerked back as he staggered to the side. I shot forward, grabbing him by his shirt, and slammed him into the wall, rattling several paintings.
    "Aiden!" Marcus yelled.
    "We are not going to harm Alex," I snarled, lifting the Sentinel onto the tips of his boots.

    "You don't know shit. You sure as hell don't know the lengths I will go to to keep her safe."

    "As entertaining as you going all grrr on Solos is, we need to talk," came Apollo's booming voice from inside the den. "So knock it off, Aiden."

    "Oh, you going to hit me again? I kind of liked it that first time."

    "I am not one of your servants, brother. Next time I will break that finger off and shove it so far up your-"
    "We have an audience." Apollo gestured toward us, and I was sure we all wore the same expression of shock and awe. "And no one wants to hear about the things you like to do in your spare time, Dionysus."

    Apollo looked around the room for help. Solos stepped back, raising his hands. "Don't look at me - I'd like to keep my face in one piece, thank you."
    I smirked.

    "You've always been so strong - unique. Only you controlled your life. No one made decisions for you. But this - not even questioning or fighting what's happening - is weak."
    Alex's eyes flew open. "I am not weak."
    "Then prove it!"

    Apollo had said he knew what this kind of love was capable of. And I finally understood why Paris had risked his country and his blood for Helen. Selfish, yes, but I understood. I would burn down the world if that meant Alex would be safe.

    "Did I ever tell you about the first time I saw you?"
    She shivered. "No."
    Closing my eyes, I felt her snuggle closer. My hand curled into the thick material of her sweater. I rested my chin on her head. "I was sixteen and you were probably fourteen."
    "I can't remember fourteen."
    "That's okay. I remember for the both of us."

    "Did you know me then?" she asked sleepily.
    "No." I held her closer, as if I could somehow pull her inside me and keep her safe. "But I knew, in that moment, you were amazing."

    "Love is such a wild and reckless creature. It cannot be planned or threaded. It cannot be controlled. Love can coexist with Fate, or it can undo it. Love is the only thing more powerful than Fate."

    Solos still stared. "Aiden has gone Rambo on us."

    Alex would get no more doses, and when the Elixir wore off, I would do what I felt was the worst thing possible. I'd place her back in the cell, and then I'd wait.
    I'd fight.
    Alex. Seth. A whole slew of gods if necessary. No one was going to take Alex. No one was going to give up on her or hurt her - not even Alex.


About the Author

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blog Tour + Review: They All Fall Down by Angela Brown

They All Fall Down (Shadow Jumpers #2) by Angela Brown

Release Date: September 18, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 129
Format: eBook
Source: Review Copy for Tour
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Abby and Basil: New love reaches new heights as they finally give in to their lust and desire for each other.

Q: Consumed by the Devourer within and his base need to claim Abby as his own.

The crave: What it all boils down to. A crave for souls. A crave to keep love intact beyond betrayals. A crave for a second chance. A crave for power and The Fall of mankind.

“Love can conquer all” is put to the test and salvation may be impossible when they all fall down.

They All Fall Down picks up with Abby and Basil, along with Lisel, creating a life away from the battle between Cleansers and Harvesters. But Q, formerly Father Quanon, Abby's mentor, has other ideas. His love for Abby has become something twisted under the influence of the Devourer and he'll stop at nothing to make her his. His only obstacle: Basil. Will Abby and Basil be able to find their way back to each other with the Devil trying to keep them apart?

Since this is a novella, it was much more condensed than Neverlove, the first in the series (check out my review here!). In a lot of ways that made me enjoy it even more. It packs a punch and there are less lulls than in the first book: we have constant action, a lot of heart, and a fast pace that matched up with the characters' intentions perfectly. For what goes on, the length felt, to me, perfect.

Seeing Abby and Basil's relationship progress was one of the other really enjoyable aspects. Their love for each other is incredibly strong. The love of many lifetimes, as we know. But now they transition from a relationship that had really barely begun in Neverlove to something established that undergoes trials and strain as a result of the fallout of their quest to save each other and Father Quanon's decision.

Which brings us to Q. He was by far one of the most interesting, and at times even confusing, aspects of the book. It's obvious that some part of Father Quanon is present in Q, but just how much? Is that going to come into play later? The Father certainly wasn't portrayed as a pushover and I was almost disappointed how quickly the Devourer's essence seemed to overtake him. I often hoped for a comeback where he could start to regain control of himself. I'll definitely be interested to see how it plays out.

They All Fall Down was an action-packed, love-conquers-all, feel-good adventure that'll have paranormal romance fans excited for more!

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About the Author

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.

Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

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Review: Neverlove by Angela Brown

Neverlove (Shadow Jumpers #1) by Angela Brown

Release Date: October 8, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 264
Format: eBook
Source: Review Copy
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For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?

Abby and Basil, hundreds of miles from each other, are living in their own versions of hell. When Abby's attempt to end her suffering and Basil's strive for perfection land them in the middle of an ages-old war over the fate of human souls, they're brought together by fate. The problem? They're on opposite sides of that war. Abby has become a Cleanser, charged with assuring souls are safely delivered to Judgement after death, while Basil serves the Devourer, who wants them for himself. To top it off, both of their new lives prohibit attachment. And yet they can't seem to stop it.

Abby's story is heart-wrenching and supremely emotional from the get go. Seeing her come into her new life is like watching someone find where they belong, for reasons that become clearer the further in the book you get. Basil you just can't help but feel bad for. One small mistake that would have been so easy for any of us to make leaves him damned. The only bright spot in his existence becomes Abby.

Their relationship in this book remains in the early, sweet stages. Both nervous and inexperienced, you're walked through the awkward courtship of first love, with the added depth that neither of them can really be honest. It's the kind of cuteness full of "d'aww" and forehead-smacking that you can't help but smile at.

My favorite part of the book, however, was the intricate world created. The concept surrounding the battle between Cleansers and Harvesters is interesting and full of tension and the concept of V'Salicus Academy is a lot of fun. The level of detail that went into crafting this world is awesome and really helps to round out the story.

My only issue with the book was the pacing. Some times felt stretched tight over less content than I would have liked. It basically walked the line between how much back story can hold interest, and sometimes teetered to the "too much" side for me. That said, when the action picks up towards the end it really keeps going until it finishes with a bang.

Fans of paranormal romance and redemption and/or second chance stories will enjoy Neverlove. It's a fun, intriguing world that's easy to get lost in, full of action, first love... and awesome tattoos (seriously).

About the Author

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.

Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Blog Tour + Review: Reckless by Danielle Weiler

Reckless by Danielle Weiler

Release Date: August 9, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Ranga Books
Pages: 334
Format: eBook
Source: Review Copy for Tour
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‘Are you going to ask me in?’ he replied, a cheeky smile forming on the edges of his lips. Then he leaned towards me conspiratorially. ‘We aren’t strangers, you know.’

Milly Benton wants it all to go away. Wants to flip the bird to the nightmares and her parent’s grief and the incessant questions about when she’s going to make something of herself.

But when her parents exile her to the country, Milly has to cope with her annoyingly helpful aunt and three cousins instead. Bitter at the hand she’s been dealt, Milly has stopped dreaming of a future.

In steps Jerome with his tormented blue eyes. Familiar from her childhood and as broken as she. They need each other. But how can they forget?

The loss of Milly's twin has left her and the rest of her family reeling. Directionless and unsure of her place in the world, Milly has taken to apathy in virtually every aspect of her life, most of all at home. When her detachment goes a step to far and lands her in trouble, Milly finds herself shipped of to her aunt and uncle's farm to make sure she stays out of it.

Milly's hard to like at first. Before we get her full back story, there's a lot of anger and not a lot of clear reasons why. She makes horrible decisions, is harsh to the people that love her, and generally acts obnoxious. Gradually, we're given little nuggets that show us what she's really feeling, what she's been through. You start to feel for her a little more. But it takes going to her aunt's and seeing her away from the ghosts that haunt her for Milly to really become someone worth rooting for.

Her relationship with Jerome was sweet and full of comfort. For me, it lacked epic-ness, which I feel all NA books try to portray, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's a gentle romance that's full of friendship and support and can warm your heart without setting fires of either the good or bad kind.

Overall, I enjoyed Reckless. It was slow to get started and the pacing felt rough at times, but the story of a an entire group of people finally healing is sweet and heartwarming. Reckless is a great choice for fans of NA and redemption-style stories.

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About the Author

Danielle Weiler loves all things written. She has her best story ideas in the middle of the night when there’s no chance to remember them the next day. Her first YA novel, Friendship on Fire, was published in 2011. Reckless is Danielle’s first novel for new adults. She has lived and taught high school in New South Wales and Victoria but prefers the sunny weather in Perth. She is kept company by her husband, son and naughty cat, Ginger.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Release Day Launch: Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan

Can Kaylyn figure out how to stop a spirit that has been looking for her since she was a child?

Available October 22

Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan

Fractured Legacy

Kaylyn Anderson's fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel--a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity--provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel's secrets won't be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades. 

If Kaylyn stands any chance of defeating the spirit, she'll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn't lost her mind. 

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About the Author: Skye Callahan

Skye Callahan was born and raised in Ohio and has seen enough unbelievable stuff to feed a lifetime of paranormal stories. When not writing or working at the dayjob, she hangs out with her ethnomusicologist husband and pet ferrets, reads, and takes long walks through the cemetery. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Blog Tour + Review: Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan

Fractured Legacy (Darkness Bound #1) by Skye Callahan

Release Date: October 22, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Skye Callahan and Black Firefly
Format: eBook
Source: ARC for Tour

Kaylyn Anderson's fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel--a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity--provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel's secrets won't be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades.

If Kaylyn stands any chance of defeating the spirit, she'll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn't lost her mind.

Fractured Legacy is an intriguing, fun mystery surrounding the world of paranormal investigators. Kaylyn and Cole Anderson are sisters who spend their lives looking for all that goes bump in the night. Only lately, Kaylyn's been off her game. Crippled by recent personal strain and vivid nightmares, she's barely staying afloat. To top it off, the sisters have a new boss, Jonah Troyer, who's determined to run a tighter ship - and might just have it out for Kaylyn. But work is the least of her problems when a dangerous entity sets its sights on her. Now she may be lucky to survive at all.

The mystery of Kaylyn's connection to the Teague hotel will keep you absorbed until the very end. The investigation holds all the satisfaction of binge-watching a ghost-hunting show (for me, this is a lot!) without the need for skepticism. I may be a wimp (almost definitely, really), but the tension of the investigation was huge at times. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't stand to put it down.

But my favorite part of the story was watching the progression of Kaylyn and Jonah's relationship. What started off as down right antagonistic became something that opened them both up. They look out for each other and make great allies through all of the craziness going on surrounding the Teague.

The only disappointment in the story was that it felt a little rushed at times. It's not a long book, so the wrap-up was kind of abrupt and left me with a lot of questions.

If you're looking for a spooky mystery read, look no further! I'm definitely interested to see what Skye has next for this series!

Tour Schedule
October 14   -   A Creative Mind
October 15   -   Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews
October 16   -   My Beautiful NightMare
October 18   -   Ch’kara SilverWolf
October 19   -   Amber Daulton Author
October 20   -   All in a Book
October 21   -   Dawna Raver & Room With Books
October 22   -   Release Day BLITZ!!
October 23   -   Depression is my Illusion but Books are my Reality & Books A to Z
October 24   -   Once Upon a YA Book & Taylor Grace
October 25   -   Sydney Aaliyah & Because Reading is better than real life

Excerpt from Fractured Legacy

The old man set his shoulders in a line. It was obvious that he’d much rather show off his property than talk about any kind of disturbance. He led them to the back corner of the lobby where a spiral staircase led them up, past a covered window and to the second floor mezzanine. Jonah, ignoring Mr. Roarch’s latest spiel, imagined what the place would have looked in its heyday. A large mirrored structure laid against the far wall, with bits of tattered images and wallpaper around it. Halfway across the expanse, Kaylyn stopped and cocked her head, while Roarch and Cole scampered onward.

“Kaylyn?” Jonah whispered, nudging her shoulder with his own.

“Just thought I heard something. It’s kind of hard to tell with him carrying on like a stubborn mule on a mission.” Then her eyes widened and she ducked her head.

Jonah huffed a quiet laugh. “I’m not going to fault you when you’re right.”

She nodded but didn’t move to rejoin the others. “Was he like this on the phone earlier?”

“Yes.” Their heads snapped toward the short mezzanine wall as something slapped against the ground floor. Creeping toward the edge, they peered over the side. Nothing moved, so they waited in silence.

“Guys,” Cole yelled from the archway.

Kaylyn hushed her.

A large chunk of paint and wallpaper slid from the wall and fell to the floor below with a smack.

“Are you two stalking falling debris?”


About the Author

I’ve been coming up with stories for as long as I can remember, and in elementary school I began writing them all down. Ghosts and vampires, have always been my favorite beings to write about. Maybe it was growing up with a grandma who always told me about how she’d always rush home to watch Dark Shadows, and growing up reading and watching anything paranormal that I could find.

When I’m not spending time with the voices in my head, I work in business consulting and hang out with my husband and all of our furry family members.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Book Blitz: Sisters in Bloom by Melissa Foster

Sisters in Bloom (Snow Sisters #2) by Melissa Foster

Release Date: September 9, 2013
Genre: Romance
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You loved Danica and Kaylie in Sisters in Love  find out what happens next with Sisters in Bloom.

Kaylie Snow has always been the fun, flirty, pretty sister. Now, her burgeoning baby bump, hormone infused emotions, and faltering singing career are sending her into an unexpected identity crisis. Watching her older sister Danica glide through a major career change and a new relationship with the grace of a ballerina, Kaylie’s insecurities rise to the forefront—and her relationship, with fiancé Chaz Crew, is caught in the crossfire.

Chaz Crew has everything he’s ever wanted: a lovely fiancé, a baby on the way, and soon, the film festival he owns will host its biggest event ever. When he’s called away to woo the festival’s largest sponsor—and the lover he’s never admitted to having—secrets from his past turn his new life upside down.

With her baby shower around the corner, and her fiancé’s big event looming, the pressure is on for Kaylie to pull herself together—and for Chaz to right his wrongs. In a few short weeks, the couple who had it all figured out will learn things about life and love that may change their minds—and their hearts.

Sisters in Bloom is a testament to the bond of sisters, the strength of women, and the pains and delights that accompany motherhood. A book for every mother, sister, and daughter, Sisters in Bloom will resonate with readers who love to explore family dramas.


About the Author

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Join Melissa and the YaYa Writer Girls at their annual in-person event. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Release Date: June 14, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group
Pages: 394
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
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“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

From the outside, Samantha Reed has everything. Good grades, perfect house, loving family with her wholesome, politician mother, and she's going places - wherever she wants. As long as it's where her mother wants, at least. That's the real secret - her mom is the one in control, and Samantha's never been one to rock the boat. In fact, the only thing she's ever really done outside of her mother's perfect image is take an interest in her neighbors. For years she watches the Garretts and their chaos from the roof of her perfect house and can't help but wish to trade places. Until one day one of them climbs up to her hiding spot and gives her the chance.

Samantha's story is one every former teenage girl can relate to: she's struggling to find her place in the world and where she should be heading, with the added bonus of a severely overbearing mother with very different values. Her escape is looking at the life of the family next door and imagining what it would be like to have that - unconditional love, acceptance of imperfections. It's something we've all wanted at one time in our lives, and it makes relating to and liking her happen quickly and seamlessly. She doesn't complain about what she doesn't have but knows she wants more. It makes her seem real and her age without being unnecessarily obnoxious. In fact, she may be just the kind of friend you wanted at that age. Perhaps even still want.

And then there's Jase. He's the kind of boy we all wish we had. The one that's almost too good to be true in every way. He's sweet, caring, cute, takes care of his family, loves animals, and is basically perfect. There is no way for me to describe him without completely gushing, because if I could create the ultimate boy, he would pretty much be mine. He's gorgeous and good and so much better than any teenage boy I've ever met. They really don't make 'em like that.

Their relationship is exactly what love, young and beyond, should be like. It will make you smile, swoon, and ache, sometimes all at the same time. It's by far one of my favorite relationship dynamics because they just fit. Sure, there's drama, but the two of them together work so well it's incredible and so beautiful.

With that said, the trials they have to go through are painful, more so than I ever would've guessed. The only thing I wish had been done differently is I felt there were still quite a lot of questions left unanswered. That's not to say there's a cliffhanger or anything that evil, but the future of the families is still rather unclear, and I'm not someone who likes filling in the blanks themselves.

All in all, My Life Next Door is one of my new favorites. It's a beautifully enthralling coming-of-age story that reminds us of the time we had to start choosing our own way and making our own family, and that, sometimes, the choice we think is obvious really isn't right. I have a feeling Sam and, of course, Jase, will be sticking with me for a long time to come.

About the Author

I was lucky enough to be born to parents who read every kind of written material with interest and enthusiasm, and let me do the same. From the start I searched for books that let me fall in love...with the story and with the boy. For most of my childhood I divided my devotion between Almanzo Wilder from The Little House books, C.S. Lewis' Prince Caspian and Tom in Louisa May Alcott's An Old Fashioned Girl.

I figured out early that stories were what made sense of the world when it was confusing and made the best moments permanent. I was shy and nearsighted but good at anything that involved reading and imagining, so quickly decided the only logical career to pursue was writing. To this end my father gave me a typewriter (it was a long time ago), a package of Lucky Strike cigarettes, a bottle of Scotch and a note advising me to "Be Bold, Be Bold, Be Bold." For my tenth birthday.

I passed on the scotch and the smokes, but kept writing. My first completed story involved a family with twenty children who lived by the ocean. The parents were twenty-two. Some things have never changed for me: my love of family, beaches, and my shaky grasp of math.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Review: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: May 31, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 275
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
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***Warning: This book contains adult content and may not be suitable for younger readers. This review will not contain any such material.***

He's arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.
Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something...unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life...or is it Hunter?

Prepare to have everything you thought you knew about the Lux universe completely thrown on its axis. From the moment of the big reveal in Obsidian, very clear lines of good and bad were drawn. But this is JLA, and we should've known it would never be that simple...

Hunter is drool- and swoon-worthy, leather-clad, bad-ass specimen of man. He's also an Arum. Who just happens to work for the DOD. No big deal. He is everything you could ever want in a bad boy: arrogant, dangerous, beautiful, snarky... The list goes on. But, of course, he's got a protective side that will leave you a puddle of girly goo.

Which brings us to Serena, the lucky object of his affections. She's a wonderfully sassy heroine who doesn't take Hunter's crap while taking everything that's happened to her in stride. A lesser lady would have been fetal and rocking, but instead she keeps going, working to make her friend's sacrifice mean something. While I tend to not be overly-critical of female protags like some (something I find completely obnoxious and rant about on the regular), Serena was still a great character.

The chemistry between Hunter and Serena is intense and crazy hot. And I do mean HOT. This is a book not to be read in any situation where the possibility of blushing would be inopportune. Desptie the steaminess, their relationship also had a give and take that was fun to read and had you rooting for them pretty quickly. Because, really, who's not a sucker for the bad boy finding his weakness? Certainly not this girl.

And there are questions. So many questions. Who are the real bad guys? What do the Arum really want? And what about the Luxen? And just how far is the DOD willing to go to maintain control of all of it?

Obsession is a thrilling, mad-sexy adventure that will leave you begging for more!

And there's a Daemon cameo! It made me squeal. A lot. :)

About the Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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