Genre: Fiction

Audiobook Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Audiobook Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood on August 9, 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Romance Source: Audiobook Pages: 353 As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts […]

Posted October 25, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Quick Review: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward

Quick Review: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward

The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings) by J.R. Ward on July 26, 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Family Life, Fiction, Romance Source: Audiobook Pages: 426 #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series—a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation… In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder… No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his […]

Posted October 8, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir on October 28th 2014 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense Source: Audiobook Pages: 387 Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars’s surface, with no way to signal Earth that he’s alive. And even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, Mark won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source […]

Posted December 30, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 3 Comments

Audiobook Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Audiobook Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel on September 9, 2014 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction Source: Audiobook Pages: 352 A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving […]

Posted October 24, 2015 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat

Review: Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat

Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat on January 28, 2014 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance The second volume in the Captive Prince trilogy. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master Prince Laurent must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow . . . CLICK HERE  to read my spoiler-free review of Captive Prince (book 1). Review This is book #2 in the EXCELLENT epic fantasy Captive Prince trilogy. These books are so out of my normal reading genre, but I don’t care because […]

Posted July 5, 2015 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:COME TO ME RECKLESSLY by A.L. Jackson

Review:COME TO ME RECKLESSLY by A.L. Jackson

Come to Me Recklessly by A.L. Jackson on April 7th 2015 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance Pages: 448 From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Softly, another irresistible new adult romance in the Closer to You Series.His heart was turned off…Until she turned him on….Christopher Moore gave up on the idea of love years ago. Now, his life is an endless string of parties and an even longer string of girls. Enjoying the physical perks with none of the emotional mess, he’s convinced everyone that he’s satisfied—everyone but himself. Samantha Schultz has moved on with her life. Finishing her student teaching and living with her boyfriend, she’s deluded herself into believing she’s content. But there is one boy she never forgot—her first love—and she keeps the memory of him locked up tight. She will never allow any man to break her the way Christopher did. When Christopher’s […]

Posted April 7, 2015 by Erin in Reviews / 1 Comment

Cover Reveal: BLACK IRIS by Leah Raeder

Cover Reveal: BLACK IRIS by Leah Raeder

Black Iris by Leah Raeder on April 28th 2015 Goodreads Genres: Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance, Suspense, Thrillers Pages: 384 The next dark and sexy romantic suspense novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of Unteachable, which was praised for its “lush, haunting prose, deft storytelling, and scorching sensuality” (M. Pierce, bestselling author of the Night Owl trilogy), and called “one of the best forbidden romances” (Lauren Blakely, New York Times bestselling author).Laney Keating’s senior year of high school sucked. It began with one moment of weakness, one stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors started. Slut, they called her. Queer. Pillhead. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mom decided she wasn’t worth sticking around for. If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate. She’s not looking for new friends, but they […]

Posted January 8, 2015 by Erin in Reveals / 0 Comments

Launch Day Blitz + Giveaway: KALEIDOSCOPE by Kristen Ashley

Launch Day Blitz + Giveaway: KALEIDOSCOPE by Kristen Ashley

Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley on December 16, 2014 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Suspense Series: Colorado Mountain #6 Pages: 416 When old friends become new lovers…anything can happen. Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at “hello.” His relationship with Emme’s best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that’s ever happened to her? It isn’t easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now […]

Posted December 16, 2014 by Erin in Giveaways, Reveals / 0 Comments

Blog Tour+Giveaway: Desperate Man by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Blog Tour+Giveaway: Desperate Man by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

by Brooke Blaine, Ella Frank on December 16, 2014 Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance Fantasies – we all have them.  For some it’s their dream job; others want the wedding, the 2.5 kids, the white picket fence. My fantasies are a bit more…depraved. Dark and sinful, they have destroyed relationships and my livelihood, yet I still submit to them like a slave.  Sex. For most, it’s a natural expression of love, caring, or lust. But there are those of us who can’t stop once we’ve had a taste. Those of us who don’t want to. And the shame of that never-ending cycle will eat us alive… My name is Evan James, and I am a sex addict. EXCERPT “Come here.” Evan James crooked his finger at the blonde currently shimmying back into her minuscule, tight, black dress. The same one she’d worn last night that had called like a […]

Posted December 15, 2014 by Erin in Giveaways, Reveals / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: The King by Tiffany Reisz

Blog Tour Review: The King by Tiffany Reisz

The King by Tiffany Reisz on November 25, 2014 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Erotica, Fiction Series: The Original Sinners #6 Pages: 448 Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan’s kink kingdom. Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club­: a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list that’ll change the scene forever. The club becomes Kingsley’s obsession—and he’s enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to […]

Posted November 25, 2014 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments