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Saturday, November 30, 2013
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Friday, November 29, 2013
This story isn't about overcoming what happens to you in life. It's about accepting it and finding the strength to move on. It's about believing your worthy of happiness no matter the circumstances.
Lacey has been through a hell that no one could even imagine. She has lived her life with no apologies and made herself feel even less worthy of love in the process. When Lacey is given the opportunity to have a happily ever after she will have to make some very hard decisions. Just how much can a person take? Who or what is she willing to forgive?
When she meets Tripp, he is just as screwed up as she is, but he is a gorgeous screw up. Tripp is the one man who makes her want to try, try to be loved, try to be normal, try to heal. Tripp wants to try, but he has his own demons that own him. Can he give Lacey the love he thinks she deserves without the demons returning?
"My Now and Forever"
Milly's life is the type of tale that nightmare are made of. She was born to addicts that didn't want a child and could care less about her. Her Poppy raised her when her parents took off and he died when she was young.
Never feeling that she deserved much, she married a man who would turn to adultery and the only thing keeping her with him was his mother who in turn became the mother she never had. Milly has many scars that need to heal, but she won't do it in a typical fashion. Instead, she creates a bucket list and she's on a mission to find a new town, a new life, and a new sense of self.
When she sees Cree the first time, she's struck by his looks. When she repeatedly runs into him the attraction builds and when she finds out he has a daughter she thinks that it's a lost cause. A man like him surely has a wife, right?
Both book 1 and book 2 in this series will put you on an emotional roller coaster. The girls and the relationship they share in these books is nothing short of hilarious. They are all desperately and deeply damaged, but love each other openly. They become sister that are closer than blood. They need each other to survive.
I love that the men are genuinely concerned for the women, but they are vulnerable themselves, having their own problems. They don't pull off the "alpha male" instead they become a best friend, lover, and confidant. You can't get anymore real than these stories. I'm uber excited to read Willow's story next.
These books are 5 STAR addictive reads.
You won't want to put the book down! These women are sassy and hysterical. Be ready for mouths that could make sailors blush and tales of abuse that make the most hardened heart feel sad. These girls have overcome their situations the only way they knew how. They live how they love and that's with a fierce intensity that most people wouldn't understand. I'll be stalking the author now for book 3 to come out in Spring 2014.
Meet HJ Bellus:
Title – Saved by a Rake
Author – Em Taylor
Genre – Regency Romance (Historical)
Publication Date – November 22, 2013
Publisher – Author
Cover Artist – Veronica Fernandez
Daniel has been given an ultimatum, marry before his father dies or lose the majority of his inheritance money. Rebecca seems the perfect candidate, especially once rumours about her start to circulate in the drawing rooms of Mayfair.
When Newthorpe is found dead on the morning of their wedding, the people they care about find themselves suspects in the case. Who murdered Newthorpe and can Rebecca ever get over what he did to her?
When Lady Rebecca goes to the home of the Earl of Newthrope she thinks she is looking at the home that could be hers if she accepts his proposal. What she doesn't know is that he is about to do the unimaginable and she will be forever ruined in the eyes of the Ton. Knowing that she did nothing wrong she will not cower and hide, but as the rumors spread she is second guessing what she must do.
Lord Daniel Ramsey is best friends with Lady Rebecca's brother, James. When James is uncertain of how to deal with the situation he confides in Daniel. Daniel is in a tight spot himself and Rebecca may just be the answer to what ails him. As he gets to Rebecca more and more she just may be perfect for him. Can they overcome the problems of the Ton and a murder to have a happily ever after and put the nightmare of what happened behind them.
This book is just what you want in a regency romance. It's descriptions are very time appropriate and the interaction between the characters is excellent. The story is woven flawlessly making you feel like you are a part of the story yourself. Rebecca is trying to overcome so much and make the best of the situation she finds herself in not of her own fault. Daniel is the perfect man in this story. He is kind, considerate, and the best friend a guy could have.
This book is a 5 STAR piece.
You'll feel like you've went back in time to the Ton of old England enjoying all of their gossipy glitzy ways.
Unfortunately, Em was put off reading and writing by school and although she rediscovered her love of reading many years ago, she only tried her hand at writing again in 2011. After a year of writing fan fiction, she wrote an original short story for an anthology. This was followed up with two more shorts and 4 novella length books, all published under a pen name. Having fallen in love with a new sub-genre, courtesy of books by Mary Balogh and Lynsay Sands, she decided to try her hand at her new favourite genre for reading—regency.
Having bitten the bullet, she feels she has found her home in the 19th century, and it does give her an excuse to watch Colin Firth in a pair of buff breeches and riding books ad infinitum.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
These books are unlike anything I've ever read before.
We start with Yara helping her Uncle during a hurricane when a stranger comes to help. She awakens to a new world, ripped from her boyfriend Rownan and the life she's always known. Things aren't always what they seem. Suddenly no one in her life are who she thought they were and she has a destiny that leads to an unfulfilled prophecy. The triple eighteen is coming and lucky her, she's the solution...or is she?
Treygan is sent to help Yara, but he's not expecting someone so stubborn or for her to have a boyfriend. How can you be attracted to someone yet driven insanely nuts by them at the same time? Will he ever get her to appreciate the gift she's been given or to trust him that not everything she was told was the truth?
The gate is opened, but Vienna isn't in Rathe. She has tried to go another route to find Rownan, Harte. This leads Rownan, Yara, and Treygan into the depths of hell to see if they can find Vienna before it's too late not only for her, but them as well. They will be put to the test in every way imaginable. Ghosts of the pasts, demons, and every scary facet you can imagine they face.
Will they make it out alive or will all die for the ultimate thing worth fighting for...
I am not new to paranormal books, but I am new to mermaid books. This isn't even a typical mermaid book though, as we have sirens, selkies, and gorgons. There are so many different species and mixtures it keeps everything interesting. You are guaranteed not to get bored with this series. It is more adventure than romance and what romantic situations there are happen to be very PG. This makes it an excellent YA book. It took me a little longer to read than my normal book as I was trying to understand the new "species" that I hadn't read about previously, but even at that I was able to read each book in about two days. I now have a new addiction to add to my many other book loves.
Treygan is a wonderful character. He is very strong and caring. It was nice that he was vulnerable without being insecure. Yara is awesome from the start though I wanted to smack her for being so gullible in the first book. Of course, she becomes even more kickass at the end of book one and continues as only she can into book 2. Even through physical torture she still is such a true friend that she will carry on to help Rownan after he had betrayed her than helped her. Yes, Rownan is a very complex man, er...selkie. I'm not sure I ever know what to expect from him.
This book is 5 stars and perfect for teens or adults.
If you love traveling to new world and learning a little about the Gods, this is the series for you.
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Karen has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairy tales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.