Thursday, May 23, 2013
Screwed by Laurie Plissner
April 18, 2013
Reviewed by Tori
Screwed by Laurie Plissner is a modern YA version of Cinderella. That is, if Cinderella had gotten pregnant, her parents were the evil ones, and she learns that her original Prince Charming is a jerk. Grace, our Cinderella, is a parent’s dream child. A straight A student with the world at her feet, one bad decision places her life on a far different course than she ever imagined. She succumbs to a popular boy’s attentions and ends up pregnant after she loses her virginity in the backseat of his SUV. When she finds out she’s pregnant, both the father and her uber religious parents push her towards an abortion. Grace decides to have the baby and suddenly finds herself kicked out of her house with only a hand full of trash bags filled with all her possessions. Grace is saved when her extremely rich next door neighbor, her fairy godmother, swoops in to save the day. She brings Grace into her home and provides the support Grace’s parents should have provided. As Grace struggles to deal with her parent’s abandonment, the judgmental tone of the town, and the changes to her body; she learns that strength comes from within and the only one she has to answer to is herself.
Read the rest of the review at Smexybooks.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock #6) by Faith Hunter
April 2, 2013
Favorite Quote: “You gonna put on your big girl panties and fight with the boys, now?“
“Who says I wear panties?”
The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires—those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted—are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets.
But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill—even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to stay alive…and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care. (Goodreads)
Blood Trade picks up not long after Death’s Rival ended. Jane Yellowrock, skinwalker and vampire enforcer, is still incredibly angry that her employer and Master Vampire Leo Pellissier forced a bond on her beast with the help of his primo, Bruiser Add in her argument with Rick and her guilt over killing her best friend’s sister; Jane is suffering from severe depression. She decides that getting out of town for awhile would be good for her and when she’s offered a job by the Master Vampire of Natchez, she grabs her boys and jumps on it. His city is being overrun by plague carrying vampires who have gone rogue. When she arrives in Mississippi, she is contacted by an old “friend” who needs her help. Misha was raised in the same group home as Jane and is now carrying for a mutual disabled friend of theirs and her daughter, who is deathly ill. Misha wants Jane to help her with writing her vampire book, but she goes missing and leaves both her charges with Jane. As Jane struggles with the rogue vampires who are like nothing she has seen before and trying to find Misha, she discovers a link between the two which if not brought into check, could spell the end for everyone-human and supernatural alike.
Read the rest of my review at Smexybooks.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain #2) by Amanda Carlson
April 23, 2013
It hasn’t been the best week for Jessica McClain.
Her mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge — but Jessica is playing for keeps. Because she’s the only female werewolf in town…it comes with its own set of rules…and powers. Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means.
All in a day’s work for a girl. (Goodreads)
Hot Blooded picks up where Full Blooded left off. Jessica McClain is now not only the female to be born into a pack in the last couple hundred of years, she’s also a full blooded werewolf who finds herself the subject of much supernatural interest as she is regarded as, “the evil apocalypse that will end their races.” When her mate, Rourke, is kidnapped by the evil goddess, Selene, Jessica finds herself making deals and robbing Peter to pay Paul in order to rescue Rourke and end Selene’s reign of terror once and for all.
Hot Blooded takes us back into Carlson’s highly energetic Urban Fantasy world of hot, sexy shapeshifters, nasty politically motivated supernatural factions, and now TWO prophecies that all revolve around the first female to be born into a wolf pack in hundreds of years-Jessica McClain. Heavily character driven, Carlson continues to build upon the existing world we were first introduced to and brings in more characters who expand the arc and the present storyline, giving us clues to future books.
Read the rest of my review at Smexybooks.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
True by Erin McCarthy
New Adult/Romance Contemporary
May 7, 2013
Favorite Quote: “I’ve never liked Tom Cruise. He always reminded me of someone’s creepy cousin, who smiles too big before he touches your butt and whispers something gross in your ear with hot whiskey on his breath.”
College sophomore Rory Macintosh has brains and beauty but the social intricacies that most of us take for granted, eludes her. When her roommates find out Rory is still a virgin, they approach local bad boy hottie, Tyler Mann, to help rectify this situation. All without Rory knowing.
When Tyler Mann first meets Rory, he knows that this girl could be his everything, but he feels he has nothing to offer her. She’s pre-med and he’s going for his EMT certification. Her family is like Leave It Beaver and his is a Jerry Springer episode. But he can’t resist getting to know her better and soon her honesty and unusual way of looking at life keeps him coming back for more.
As Rory and Tyler slip easily from friendship to lovers, Tyler’s family finally hits rock bottom and Tyler has to make a choice. Does he stay with the best thing that’s ever happened to him and see what happens? Or does he cut all ties and and let the love of his life go?
Read the rest of my review at smexybooks.