Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dark Light (Dark Paradise #3) by V. R. Avent


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Dark Light was given to me for an honest review by V. R. Avent

In this book Zach and Abi get married and tossed in jail because of the sicko rapist shrink and then there is the crazy psycho Taylor the bimbo who revamped her look hoping to look more like Abi. All the while someone; either psych shrink of the psycho bimbo or maybe someone else is still gunning for Abi.

This left me totally emotionally drained at the end. How can so much bad stuff happen to one couple, it's insane. Through it all they cling to each other and fight their way forward. V. R. Avent did a great job of giving Abi the hormonal pregnant woman brain scramble because her confrontation with the psycho rapist shrink proved that (sorry about the spoiler )

Not all was doom and gloom for this couple however and I am sorry for the spoiler (again) but I loved it when Abi's mom walked in on them; that was absolutely priceless and I could easily imagine the looks on all their faces and clearly they won't live it down any time soon if breakfast the next morning was any indication. There were a few other little moments that just had me in stitches laughing so hard. Dark Light like its predecessors has a lot of dark moments along with so many happy moments that want to see each book through to the end.

My favorite quote for this book was:

“It is my fault. I’m the one who threw the water in his face, slapped him, and kicked the hell out of him in his baby maker.” --Abi while they sat in the court room waiting to make bail.

 V. R. Avent, please hurry and finish book four, I am dyeing to know what happens next :)

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The saga continues...
Wedding bells, jail cells, and the damn past…oh my. Zach’s past emerges, and Abi has just one more secret—even darker. What happens now that the darkness comes to light? Can Abi and Zach survive the turmoil—and tragedy?


Where you can purchase Dark Light (Dark Paradise #3)
All Romance E-Books
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anaconda: The Writer's Cut by Hans Bauer


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I have always said and truly believed that the book is always better than the movie but in this case I would be wrong in making that statement.

Easter and a group of other teachers decide to spend their summer hunting the Amazon for gold. When greed gets the better of them and snakes start eating them their summer changes from fun to fighting for their lives.

The story line is good but the book falls flat I was so bored that I was switching books after two pages. I tried though, I really tried I was able to finish a quarter of the book before I skipped to the back to see how it ended.  If the author had stopped the book at the death of the last snake or had Mike and Easter in a major make out moment then maybe that would have been good but he didn't and the ending became flat.

Hans Bauer wrote a good screenplay about giant snakes that translated into a  scary movie that had me jump and scream but the book though different than the movie left bored and yawning and I just can't finish it believe me I really tried but this book just didn't do it for me.

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 The cover is probably the best part of the whole book

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Match the boring of the book. I figured the book had potential after seeing the movie so I ignored my instincts and got it anyway.

Book's Blurb:
In 1994, film writer Hans Bauer wrote a screenplay for what would become the hit movie "Anaconda." Today he presents this original vision in his new novel Anaconda: "The Writer’s Cut." Movie fans have long embraced the “director’s cut” versions of their favorite films in the home video market. Now, Bauer pioneers the “writer’s cut,” introducing readers to a new medium for book lovers.

“It has been said that, among the continents, South America will teach it to you: God and the Devil are the same; this last great reservoir of primordial wilderness is at once both Garden of Eden and green sweltering Hell.”

In an epic adventure, twenty-something, middle-school biology teacher Andie Easter and six young colleagues who, in the dead of a Chicago winter, hatch a plan to spend their summer in Brazil, hoping to reverse their meager fortunes by joining a modern-day gold rush on a tributary of the mighty Amazon.

Disoriented and increasingly isolated, the treasure hunters stray into the remote domain of three colossal snakes: daughter, mother, grandmother. One by one, under terrifying circumstances, the teachers fall victim to the devastating effects of gold fever and the relentless brutality of the primeval South American jungle. Andie Easter must discover her inner Amazon to avoid becoming prey for the Mother of All Snakes.


Where you can purchase Anaconda: The Writer's Cut

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bride of the Alpha (Timber Valley Pack #1) by Georgette St. Clair

 
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Josephine is a very good and brave friend to willingly go into a marriage with a stranger to save her friend. Max will make a good Alpha after he learns to be honest with his wife in all things; they are on the same side after all.

The story line though compelling may have been better if told in another way besides the first person, but then I am generally not a big fan of those stories. You get to of course know Josephine as the story is told from her perspective but because of this the other characters are lacking in depth and to me that takes away from the story.

I have to say I am rather disappointed in the author because Bride of the Alpha seemed rushed, like she just slapped it together. You can see this in the inconsistencies you find in some parts of the book. Bride of the Alpha also needs to be edited again adding to the rushed thought process I am having about the book. I have read other books by Georgette St. Clair (some more than once) and I don't recall being disappointed in those in anyway. I hope she goes back and edits and fixes the stuff that need fixing, so I can re-read this one because I liked the story line but the author can do better.

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The Timber Valley pack has a terrible reputation. Word is their males are dominant, kinky, and possessive – and Josephine’s best friend from college is being forced to marry one? No way!

Curvy wolf shifter Josephine Southpaw’s got the perfect solution. Using a magic charm, she’ll disguise herself as the slender, beautiful Camille on her wedding day – while Camille hightails it out of town with the wolf she really loves. Of course, the Alpha will ditch Josephine the second he gets her back to the wedding suite and sees what his chubby bride really looks like. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, for starters, Alpha Maxwell Battle is smokin’ hot. And he takes one look at Josephine and vows to never let her go – but he’s going to punish her for her trickery in deliciously sexy ways. And finally, Josephine’s friends keep staging well-intentioned rescue attempts, but she’s no longer sure she wants to be rescued.

But Josephine’s not the only one with secrets. It soon becomes very clear that Maxwell’s hiding something big, a secret that puts not only Josephine’s heart but her life at risk.

Where you can purchase Bride of the Alpha
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