Flashback Friday #7: Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

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  • Any book  AT LEAST two years old. (We would like them to still be in print somewhere!)
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Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
The Fae Chronicles #1
Publication:June 4th 2013
Publisher:Amelia Hutchins
Genre:Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Adult, Erotica
Purchase:Amazon
Synopsis

Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae—beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world.

What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh—did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae… every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface—not even me.

WHY?

Why not? I loved this book the first time I read it, which made me drop everything and read the rest of the series! Now I just need more!!!

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Flashback Friday #6: Shades of Gray (KGI #6)

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Shades of Gray (KGI #6)
by Maya Banks

Publication: December 31st 2012
Publisher:Penguin Group (USA)
Genre:Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction, Military, Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Barnes & Noble
Synopsis
The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…
P.J. and Cole were sharpshooting rivals on the same KGI team and enjoyed a spirited, uncomplicated camaraderie. Until the night they gave in to their desires and suddenly took their relationship one step further. In the aftermath of their one-night stand, they’re called out on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P.J. walks away from KGI, resolved not to drag her teammates into the murky shadows she’s poised to delve into.
Six months later, Cole hasn’t given up his search for P.J., and he’s determined to bring her back home where she belongs. Bent on vengeance, P.J. has plunged into a serpentine game of payback that will make her question everything she’s ever believed in. But Cole-and the rest of their team-refuse to let her go it alone. Even if it means sacrificing their loyalty to KGI, and their lives…

Why?


I love suspense books and I really loved the first few books of this series. I would absolutely love to read more of this series!

Flashback Friday #5 + Review ~ Leo by Mia Sheridan

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by Mia Sheridan

A Sign of Love Novel
Publication: March 11th 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre:Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, New Adult, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Purchase:Amazon
Synopsis

Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.

When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and he moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.

Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job, she has friends, she’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?

New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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This book was beautiful, exiting and very romantic. Mia Sheridan wrote this book amazingly and I loved every second of it. I didn’t think I will like this book that much but looks like I was really wrong on that part.

“I’m going to kiss you now, Evie, and when I do, it’s going to mean that you’re mine. I don’t care how far away from each other we are. You. Are. Mine. I’ll wait for you. And I want you to wait for me. Promise me you won’t let anyone else touch you. Promise me you’ll save yourself for me.”

This is a story of love between two foster kids. They both fell in love with each other at a real young age but Leo got adopted and he had to move to a new city. He promised that he will keep in contact with Evie but he broke that promise. That hurt Evie so much but she never really got over him. She could not even think about him without hurting. In a way she kept that promise for him up until a guy named Jake came into her life.

“After a minute, I look up and the boy named Leo is staring at me. I stare back, but he doesn´t look away.
“Why are you looking at me?” I hiss at him, my cheeks turning hot, filled with shame for the exchange he just heard.
He just keeps looking at me for a moment, and then he shrugs. “Because I like your face,” he says, but now a corner of his mouth is quirking up in a half smile.”

Jake told her that he was a friend of Leo’s and that Leo asked him to check up on her. Jake told her Leo was dead and she went that day into her room and cried the very night all night long. The next day he checked up on her and he was real sweet to her, he liked her a lot but he was keeping something very big from her. Every once in a while he reminded her of Leo but she chose to ignore it because it hurt her too much. Jake took her to do things she would never do in her life he kept her life out of her safe world. That scared her but he made her fall in love with him easier.

“He rips his mouth from mine as he growls, “Mine. Only mine. Only. Ever. Mine,” still slamming into me, pounding me against the wall.”

Jake kept a huge secret from Evie and when she found out what that secret was he nearly lost everything, lost her and his only true love. He told her why he lied to her and why he had to break a promise that he never wanted to brake, he was in a bad life after he left to a new city where he hated himself but somehow with Evie’s help he got better out of that self-hatred that he had for himself. It took her a while to get over that he lied to her but she loved him more, and the ending was just so sweet and loving and it had me dream for my very own prince charming.

“I choose you, I choose you, Leo. Always.”

This review was first on my old blog @Echoing Books Blogger!

Why?

I have seen a lot of this author lately and that made me think back on all the books I’ve read of her. One thing I can tell you is that all her books has so much emotion and the novels just pulls you right in. This is the first book I have read of her and I loved it a lot. But my favorite book would be Archer’s Voice. What’s your favorite book written by this author?

Flashback Friday #4~ Easy (Contours of the Heart #1)

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Easy By Tammara Webber
Contours of the Heart #1
Publication:May 25th 2012
Publisher:Penguin Berkley
Genre:Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, New Adult, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Purchase:Amazon
Synopsis

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex’s frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night – but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he’s hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

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“Choosing to be with you isn’t a difficult decision, Jacqueline,” he breathed, pulling one final time to stare into my eyes. “It’s easy. Incredibly easy.”

This book was breathtaking beautiful. Easy was all sexy, sweet, innocent, realistic and very steamy; all in one go. Tammara knows how to write a story that kept you on your edge of the seat the whole time. This book starts of very vivid and in s cruel kind off way where Jacqueline nearly gets raped, but some one saves her from this cruel rapist. She never saw her savior before in college but after she nearly got raped, she sees him everywhere now.

Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart.

Lucas knew Jacqueline from her Econ class and he liked her before she even knew about him, but she was dating someone at the time. Lucas liked her because she was real and not like the rest of those college girls. Lucas is what you would call a bad boy with tattoos and a lipring but he is smoking hot. This is my kind of guy!  Lucas also has secrets that he kept from Jacqueline because he was scared to loose her like he lost his mom.

Jacqueline was suppose to use him as her rebound guy but with Lucas’s heart of gold; she fell in love with him. The plan started off well but it all changed when she could only think about him and where she tries to figure out about his past and why he does all those jobs he has. She found out that he was lying to her about the tutor thing but that worked out quite well in the end. When Jacqueline told her best friend about the assult; Erin broke up with her boyfriend because he didn’t believe Erin or Jacqueline. He was good friends with the rapist. Erin signed them up for self defense classes and Lucas was also a teacher at the defense classes. Lucas is very protective over women because of his mother. I would love a guy like this!

“The night we met- I’m not like that guy.” His jaw was rigid. “I know tha-” He placed a finger over my lips, his expression softening. “So I don’t want you to feel pressured or overpowered. But I do, absolutely, want to kiss you right now. Badly.”

What I love about this book is it never got boring. You always wanted to know what will happen to snuck if anybody stopped him.  I also loved it that Jacqueline fell in love with two guys but actually those two guys were just one person, only different parts of him. What I did not like about it was that Jacqueline went to pry about Lucas’s past and she nearly lost him because of it. I loved how protective he is if th people he loved. This book was one of my favorites and I would recommend it to all but just to let you know it is not a dark story there is not a lot of rape, if you thought this book is to do about rape then you wrong. I really would say this is a nice romantic story of people finding each other.

“I noticed you the first week. Not just because of how pretty you are, though of course, that played into it. It was the way you lean onto your elbows when you ‘re listening in class, when something catches your interest. And when you laugh, it’s never to get attention, it’s just-laughter. The way you obssevively tuck your hair behind your ear on the left side, but let the right side fall down like a screen. And when you ‘re bored, you tap your foot soundlessly and move your fingers on the desktop like you ‘re playing an instrument. I wanted to sketch you.”

This review was first on my old blog @Echoing Books Blogger!


Why?

I loved this book the first time I have read it and I still love it. I have read this book a few times now and now I want to reread this book again 😛 This book is just sweet and I loved Lucas. I have a lot of book boyfriends. This is one good book that you guys need to read – that is if you havent read it yet and there is a book in Lucas’s POV as well named Breakable you should read that book as well! 🙂

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4826501Author of the CONTOURS OF THE HEART series and the BETWEEN THE LINES series.

I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

Please check my blog for book updates. If you have questions, I have an FAQ tab there, with a public email address listed for anything not covered. 🙂

FLASHBACK FRIDAY #3 – The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1)

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The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1)

by Jessica Sorensen

Genre:New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit

Published:December 24th 2012

Synopsis:

16113791From the bestselling author of The Secret of Ella and Michacomes a mesmerizing novel of fate, friendship, and the healing power of love . . .

THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE & KAYDEN

For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck — and his life — might finally end… until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.

Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.

When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it’s Callie who needs to be saved…


Why?

The reason for this is because I want to read this book so much but I just never get the time to read it. I just bought this book so I hope I will read it soon! 

FLASHBACK FRIDAY #2- Vain (The Seven Deadly, #1)

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Book:Vain (The Seven Deadly #1)

by Fisher Amelie

Genre:New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit

Published:December 24th 2012

Synopsis:

25420031Can be read as a standalone.

If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah…then you’re gonna’ hate my story.

Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.

I’m Sophie Price…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.


Why?

I haven’t read this book yet! I really want to read it so badly. Now why is it my Flashback Friday well it’s easy the third book has been released recently and I just loved the new covers! I’m going to read it soon! 

Flashback Friday #1 – Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1)

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Book:Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1)

by J.R. Ward

Genre:Paranormal Romance, Adult, Erotica

Publisher:Penguin Group (USA

Published:September 6th 2005

Synopsis:

42899In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.


Why?

I had this book on mt TO READ pile for nearly two years now and I’m craving to read it! I just never find the time to read this book and when I start with this book I come across a book that just been released that I’ve been waiting for. So basically I started this book twice now but then I got distracted with a new released book. LETS HOPE NEXT TIME I START THIS BOOK I WONT GET DISTRACTED!