Friday, January 31, 2014


Rating:  4 stars

I enjoyed this sequel to Fury.  I really liked the fact that this story continued with Roane, rather than with Merrick and Nikki.  It was interesting to see more of that particular character, though the tension between him and Marcus seemed a little staged, as did the convenience of him meeting his supposed soulmate.  Altogether, though, Anya didn't disappoint with her romantic elements, and the characters were still connectable.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


 Rating:  3 stars

I find it difficult to really describe how I feel about this book.  When I figured out what it was that they were trying to make the main character do, I was outraged for her.  And then, the story came bam! in your face, and then abruptly, stopped.  I would have liked some serious back story into the entirety that was Merrick and Roane, how a cougar came to be among wolves, and I was disappointed when I didn't receive any of that.  Don't get me wrong, if you want a steamy romance this certainly qualifies...but I like a little story with my romance, and that fell short for me. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


 Rating:  3 stars

Radiance was a puzzle for me.  I really did like the way the book turned out, with the starlet obsessed with stardom coming into her own, but it was the in between that was a blur.  A self-depreciating father, a mother who we never really get to know, a family tragedy...all of this whirls into a cacophony of literary prose that makes the reader want to continue, want to see what happens, no matter what the opinion of the book previously was.  On a moral sense, I didn't like how easily the author addressed adultery but I suppose that is the way the world has gone, in this day and age.  Louis has a way with words, and if you want a good coming-of-age story, with a number of life lessons along the way, this would be good for you.  I just thought there were too many elements that didn't quite jive together nicely for me. 

That Voodoo You Do

Rating:  5 stars

This book...there are not quite enough words to describe how awesome this book was by Jodi Redford.  I am as much into a steamy romance as the next girl, but this book completely spiraled that out of my comfort zone.  Threesomes, witches, zombies, familiars...all of it roiled together to create a fantastic blend of this altogether too short book.  Every second I enjoyed it, and I believe I have never read a book faster.  I recommend this book to anyone- the only real criticism I can give it is that it ended.


Rating:  3 stars

Claws took place in the Arizona wilderness, most of it.  I found that immediately intriguing, as I am a resident of Arizona.  Doubly, the main character was a big cat biologist, a secret passion of mine.  The plot was heart-pounding, and the premise interesting...but I wasn't impressed with the way the characters were handled.  I felt that more of the characters that became the victims were connectable than the actual main character herself.  I feel that this book had extreme potential, but fell short with grammar mistakes and lack of character development.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I, Run

 Rating:  5 stars

I found this book to be extremely confusing at first, a whirlwind of emotion and turmoil, of drama and sin, confusion and life lessons.  Above all things, I found this book to be thoroughly enjoyable.  E.L. Farris weaves a tale that is eerily close to some peoples' hearts, closer than many would like to admit.  The story is of a runner, a woman by the name of Sally Lane, who uses running as her coping mechanism--she uses it overcome past traumas, and to deal with her inability to cope with those issues in the present day.

The perspective the novel is written in really gives insight into the inner turmoil of the main character--we are able to join her and Little Sally in their struggle to find themselves, as it were, and to find and face the demons that plague them.  The book describes familial drama, internal drama, and external forces all working to seemingly conspire against the main character.  The drama is gripping, and it does not let you go throughout the entire novel.

I enjoyed the way the author wrote immensely, and the the way the characters were portrayed brought them to life for me.  E.L. Farris is a natural writer, and it will bring enjoyment to all who read it. 


Rating:  3 stars

Always by Carol Rose was a free short story I received from the Kindle.  I don't expect much anymore from free books on Kindle, The book was sizzling enough, to be sure, and the characters were interesting to read about, but I didn't feel very...connected, to either one of the main characters.  Their story seemed to conveniently fall into place, and the way the story summed up was neat.  I understand this is a romance, and the appeal isn't about the storyline necessarily, but I think it could have been worked on a little more.