Love Bites (Darkness & Light Duology, #1) by T.L. Clark – Review by Caralee Loonat

Love Bites (Darkness & Light Duology, #1)Love Bites by T.L. Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love Bites by T L Clark

5 Stars!!!!!

I just love it when you find a new author! This is the first book by this author and I have to say I am in love! This is one of my absolute favorite genres. I found the writing to be quite refreshing. I found this book such an easy read the plot and story line just flowed.

Shakira and Pryderi make quite the couple. I found that the authors creative world to be very drawing, meaning I was instantly hooked from page one I wanted to see what adventure would pursue. I especially liked the way that the author drew out the back story for Shakira and how it will influence the story line. This book is one of my top ten recommended reads.

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Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3) by Anna Applegate – Review by Tracy Manderson

Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3)Sacrificed by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3) by Anna Applegate
5 out of 5 stars
Sacrificed is the final installment of the Ariya Adams Trilogy Join Ariya, James, Nick, Caroline and Riley as they conclude their journey together through the toughest trials they’ve yet to face. The characters are well written and the way they play off each other you would think they are real. The plot was great and the writing was easy to follow.
Ariya Adams has a powerful ability that has protected those she loves from every danger they’ve faced. With Audrey, a powerful and malicious being on the loose and determined to overrun the supernatural world, Ariya and her friends are on a mission of vital importance they must find a weapon that can destroy the most dangerous evil the Protectors have ever encountered. The problem is, they have no idea who they can trust.
But, that’s not the only complication though. Ariya has a life-changing secret and must carry out her own mission without her Protectors finding out especially James, who is already watching her every move.
With Audrey closing in, there’s no time to question the magnitude of the sacrifice she’ll have to make to save her friends. Will she save them in time? Can they finally accomplish what must be done and stop Audrey? Or will she succeed in destroying everything Ariya holds dear once and for all?
Even though Ms. Applegate said this was the final installment I thought the story ended in a cliffhanger. This was a great Trilogy and I highly recommend it.

 

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Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2) by Anna Applegate – Review by Tracy Manderson

Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2)Awakened by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2) by Anna Applegate
4 out 0f 5 stars
Awakened the Ariya Adams Trilogy is book two written by Ms. Applegate and the second book that I have read by this author. I really enjoyed reading more about Ariya and James and the gang. The characters are well written, and I still enjoyed the storyline, but I thought the story just dragged on…. I mean don’t get me wrong there were some great scenes that made me feel a-part of the story.

Ariya Adams only recently discovered the supernatural world is real, and that world wants something from her. Her blood. Her unique ability to heal both werewolves and vampires with only a few drops gives Ariya a great power. However, that power has put her in unfathomable danger.

James, her sexy vampire boyfriend and Protector, has done well keeping Ariya safe in the past. When a new, more powerful and manipulative evil comes into play, it may prove to be more than they can handle, especially when their forbidden affair makes Ariya more vulnerable to the deceptive new enemy seeking to control her. Her grasp on reality will be tested and twisted as she battles to save James, her friends, and herself.

Despite her determination, she will be faced with a pain greater than she ever imagined. Even the most powerful abilities have limitations, and this time, the power of her blood might not be enough to save those she loves most.
Will her Protector/Boyfriend keep her safe? Can Aryia win the battle when her reality is being tested? If all else is lost, will Ariya survive?
I enjoyed this story and cant wait to read the conclusion to this trilogy…

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Hagen (Big Series # 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker – Review by Chantelle Smith

Hagen (Big, #1)Hagen by Janice M. Whiteaker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hagen is book 1 in the Big series from author Janice M. Whiteaker. This is my first read from this author but it most definitely will not be my last! She has written a read that is captivating and compelling with some amazing characters and a brilliant storyline that you couldn’t help but enjoy from start to finish! I can’t wait to see what else this author brings to this series.

This book was suspenseful, fast paced & thrilling, it has romance, passion, sexiness. This is an amazing imaginative read that hooks you from the beginning and brings you on this amazing rollercoaster filled ride, with incredible characters such as Rhea and Hagen, Jarrik & Stewart. I don’t think I couldn’t wish for a more brilliant paranormal, sexy read than this.

From the get-go I loved Rhea, you could tell she was going to be an independent, strong women who will go after what she wants. I also like that we got that added extra of Rhea and her special abilities. She awakens them more with being in Greenlee and develops them to be more powerful.
You can tell Greenlee will be a place that will be central to everything thing that occurs in Rhea and Hagen journey, improving it and helping out others that have it tough.

We do get thrown a couple of twist and that we don’t expect but I’m glad that everything works out in the end!

But her dynamic with Hagen straight off the bat is what got me even more invested into this story! The chemistry that is between Hagen & Rhea is instantaneous, yet they both his it from one another, that is until it gets too powerful for them to don’t. you can’t help but fall for Hagen yourself, he is sexy, powerful, strong & your typical alpha male he is caring, considerate and shows more compassion and feeling than others which makes him perfect. At first you think he is just a broody male but after you find out his story and what he has given up and suppresses you can’t help but live him more and feel his pain! I can’t help but route for Rhea and Hagen throughout this entire read, They just seem perfect together and that they could really make a difference together and to top it off they have undeniable passion!

This is an incredible start to a series with some amazing characters, I hope this isn’t the last we hear from Hagen & Rhea, and that they continue to get the HEA they both deserve.

Review by @tillytillzz

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Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy #1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Erin Davidson

Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy, #1)Protected by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Protected is the first book in the Ariya Adams trilogy, wrote by Anna Applegate. First off I just want to say how cool the author and the main character’s names are; I absolutely love alliteration in names.
Anyway, back to the book. Protected follows the story of Ariya’s senior year in college, where not everything is quite what it seems. Turns out the hot new guys are vampires, and werewolves, and Ariya is stuck right in the middle of it.
I had an issue with the pacing of this novel, and general clichés that are really common in YA urban fantasies. But it was the pacing that really threw me off when reading. During action/fight scenes that sentences were very fragmented and disjointed, rather than keeping the flow of the book and increasing the tension and action.
All the twists and turns were very obvious from the beginning. And some of the choices that Ariya made, had me literally screaming at my kindle asking Ariya what she was thinking. Why didn’t she just write or text important information, if she was worried of being overheard?! So many problems could have been solved this way, but I understand that if she had done this, then I wouldn’t have had such a fun time watching all her misfortunes play out. Kind of like when you watch a horror movie and you’re yelling at the characters not to go downstairs, but they do it anyway.
This book was a lot of fun to read, as it reminded me so much of The Vampire Diaries and all of its vampire shenanigans. I look forward to reading the next two books in the series over the following weeks. I give this book 4/5 stars.

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Relationship Resuscitation by Jennifer Theriot – Review by Colleen Noyes

4 Stars

This series has been awesome! I can’t wait until I have time to read the all of them!

Love Bites Harder (Darkness & Light Duology #2) by T.L. Clark – Review by Tracy Manderson

Love Bites Harder (Darkness & Light Duology #2)Love Bites Harder by T.L. Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love Bites Harder (Darkness & Light Duology #2) by T.L. Clark

5 out of 5 stars
Love Bites Harder is the second book in the Darkness & Light Duology written by T.L. Clark is amazing I just love her writing. The characters are amazing the way they interact is awesome and let’s not forget the scenery which was incredible with the way she described it.
We continue were we left off from Love Bites book one where Pryderi had to make a tuff choice.
Kiera, formerly Shakira, faces more threats than ever as her quest for peace and home continues. She has so much going on in her life with being torn from her soul mate. She thinks she can she lift the curse from her father? We also get to see a different side of her father
Is the fae realm really a safe haven from her enemies? Are any of these fantasy beings trustworthy?
The elinefae clan Leader’s fear is the only thing that stopped him from ending her life on the spot. But he might as well have done. Can the soul mates ever be reunited? Or will the Leader carry out the execution?

Can Kiera she survive?
I highly recommend this awesome book/duology….

Review by @tracym

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Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy #1) by Anna Applegate- Review by Tracy Manderson

Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy, #1)Protected by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy #1) by Anna Applegate
5 out of 5 stars
Protected is an Ariya Adams Trilogy written by Anna Applegate is the first book I have read by this author. I love reading about vampires and werewolves all paranormal books actually. So when I read the blurb I grabbed it and I wasn’t disappointed the characters where well written with their quirky ways and easy banter. The plot was really different in a good way with few surprises thrown in. The way Ms. Applegate described the scenery was amazing.
Ariya Adams thinks she’s a normal college Senior she has no idea she’s descended from blood so powerful and rare that her life is infinitely more precious than any ordinary woman’s especially to James Rymer.
James knows she’s anything but a regular college student and enters her life and stirs up feelings she can’t explain. He becomes a part of her world almost overnight, but Ariya senses he’s hiding something, and she’s determined to figure out what it is.
When “normal” becomes a thing of the past and fantasy enters Ariya’s reality, she’s soon faced with dangerous revelations, the least of which is that everyone she loves has been keeping secrets from her. With a paranormal evil she’s only beginning to comprehend threatening her and her friends, Ariya will have to choose between duty and love. Through it all, she’ll learn to never underestimate the power of blood.
I highly recommend this story and can’t wait to read what happens in Awakened. I do have to warn you this story ends in a cliffhanger.

review by @tracym

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Without Apology (Without #1) by Aubrey Bondurant – Review by Tracy Manderson

Without Apology (Without, #1)Without Apology by Aubrey Bondurant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Without Apology (Without #1) by Aubrey Bondurant
5 out of 5 stars
And they say opposites attract….
Without Apology is the first book in the Without series written by Aubrey Bondurant but it’s not the first book that I have read by her. She is an amazing author… The characters are well written with their quirky personalities and amazing banter. This is a great storyline and the description of the scenery was great also.
I fell in love with Simon and Peyton from the first few pages. We have Peyton who is smart, funny, and a math whiz. She is no push over and can gives as good as she gets. She works hard but she also makes time for her family.
Simon is British but lives in New York City but is actually more on the road for work then home. They call him the Ice man because of his emotionless approach to his job of acquiring companies for his boss. But when he meets Peyton his world is turn upside down. He doesn’t do feelings but he gets a crash course in feeling.
This was a great read we get to see how two work alcoholic’s navigate a relationship and work with a few bumps in the road.
I highly recommend this great story written by a great author….

Reviewed by @tracym

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Plot Twist (Romance in Rehoboth Book 3) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Debi Kircher

5 Stars

This is Meric and Lindy’s story, two people who aren’t perfect, just one of the reasons I love this author so very much…These two both dealing with their own issues made me fall in love with them just like every other character that this author writes about. She never shies away from letting these women be real and deal with real issues as far as their bodies are concerned..I can’t even begin to explain how refreshing that is.

I loved this story and the return of the characters from previous books was something I loved, they didn’t just make a quick appearance, they were part of the story. I fell in love also with Lindy’s parents and with the way Lindy treated her parents.

I just can’t say enough about how much I enjoy and look forward to reading this authors books. She is an absolute favorite of mine, I cant put into words what it is about the way the words flow but they do so beautifully. It seems I never have even one negative or drawback with any of her books, this one was a fun, quick read for me and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I will read everything this author writes.

Loved It!!