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Raene and the Three Bears by R. S. McCoy

Raene and the Three Bears by R. S. McCoy
Posted on November 29, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was INTENSE. It was unexpectedly difficult to put down. I gave up sleep and food for this book. There’s a lot to like, and some to dislike. I guess the main issues are the heartbreaking ending, and some of the character’s actions. I mean, Blossom goes missing, and despite the fact that she was about to be happily married, everyone thinks she ran away of her own free will? No one suspects foul play? Kaide said himself that they might try to change her totem, which they did, and he doesn’t […]

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PLAY by Piper Lawson

PLAY by Piper Lawson
Posted on September 29, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points This was REALLY good. Not super unique as a story, but I was in the mood for it. Definitely difficult to stop reading. Hilarious at times. Very steamy. Emotional. I mean, it had everything. I also liked how things didn’t always wrap up nicely or go the way you thought they would. Life isn’t perfect. Things fall apart. Sometimes you’re just setting out on an adventure to see what you can do about it. This book reflects that. I liked Payton. She did not stand for bullshit. She knew when to say no […]

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The Tokyo Cover Girls by Jackie Amsden

The Tokyo Cover Girls by Jackie Amsden
Posted on September 12, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 4 Comments

Main points This was really good. It was definitely a page-turner. The suspense-mystery part worked really well. There were a lot of clues and hints and things that didn’t quite match up. I was able to guess a few things that I was surprised the characters didn’t, but I guess that would have made it too easy if they had… I’ll start with what I wasn’t so enthusiastic about. At times, more towards the beginning though, there were moments where we focused too much on one character and really know much about what was happening […]

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The Killing Jar by R. S. McCoy

The Killing Jar by R. S. McCoy
Posted on June 30, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I liked this book. It was just very busy. There were more POVs than I was used to and it got a little confusing. Especially because A) new ones kept being added throughout and B) names kept being mentioned in some POVs that I had heard before in others but I just couldn’t place them. That was a little frustrating. But the plots were good. I think it really helped with the world-building. In seeing so many different aspects of this future world, we were able to get a clearer idea of how […]

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Vanquished by S. E. Green

Vanquished by S. E. Green
Posted on June 8, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 6 Comments

Main points This was one heck of a book. I don’t think my stomach ever stopped turning. It’s as brutal as it sounds, and in fact worse, but not as bad as it could have been. It’s the most evil and sinful sort of society but I think Green is a bit lenient with it. (Well, as in serious injury and death count.) In any case, it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s creatively gory, pretty much throughout. I did like all the secrets, lies, and manipulations. You never knew whether something would turn […]

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Blossom and the Beast by R.S. McCoy

Blossom and the Beast by R.S. McCoy
Posted on May 31, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points  I enjoyed this book. It was a good retelling. There were some clear parallels to Beauty and the Beast, but it was still very different. At times I had to think about which parts were like the original. It still felt like its own story, though. It was really cool to read. I liked the dual POV, as usual. I always prefer that. I did find that I liked Kaide’s POV better though. I’m not sure why. Blossom’s POV unsettled me a little bit, I think. Maybe I just couldn’t relate to her […]

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The Lightning Luminary by R.S. McCoy

The Lightning Luminary by R.S. McCoy
Posted on April 26, 2016 in Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I REALLY loved this book! It’s been a while since I’ve read something this good. I’d love to have it in hardcover. I ended up enjoying the alternating POVs. At first it was a little bit much to handle, but since we kept returning to the same characters more than others I knew where the main storyline was. (And I had a hunch.) It all came together quickly enough. It was quite an engaging read. I couldn’t put it down. The writing was excellent—and only a few mistakes. The plot was really cool. […]

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When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain

When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain
Posted on April 26, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points This book was good. I really liked the plot. The characters were frustrating at times, but the story was pretty good. It made sense. It was believable. Even the character’s actions were believable (if annoying). It was unpredictable at times. It was pretty intriguing and a page-turner. The writing was good enough. Some editing issues. It was third person omniscient so occasionally you had to think a minute about who was thinking what but it wasn’t too distracting. I kinda liked the POVs. When there’s any kind of romance, I prefer knowing what […]

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Becoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears

Becoming Blue by Angie M. Brashears
Posted on March 22, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 9 Comments

Main points I liked this book! But there are a couple things that must be said. First of all, there is a LOT the synopsis doesn’t tell you. I went into it because I hadn’t read a book about larger-than-average women before and I needed diversity. I got a whole lot MORE than that. Second, there are a lot of, shall we say, interesting things that occur in this book. It’s definitely bordering on erotica, let’s get that out of the way right now. It’s kinky. Strange stuff goes down. There’s a bit of unexpected […]

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Meritropolis by Joel Ohman

Meritropolis by Joel Ohman
Posted on March 12, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I really enjoyed this. I knew I would when I read the premise, and I was right. There really isn’t much to complain about. The characters were great, although the only one we really got to see inside was Charley. He was a fantastic main character. It was really fascinating to see him become what he was afraid of and to start to wonder what his motives really were and if he was doing the right thing. In fact, it got to the point where I wasn’t sure what the right thing was. […]

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