Sunday, February 7, 2016

Top 10 Worlds I'd Like to See in Kingdom Hearts III

I'm a huge Kingdom Hearts fan, I'm the kind of person who gets all emotional when listening to the soundtrack (and I bet there are a lot of us out there!) - love ya, Utada! So, like any other Kingdom Hearts fan, I've been waiting FOR YEARS for the third game to come out. There have been many side-stories, mostly for handhelds, but it's just not the same.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pretty Poison by Lynne Barron

Title: Pretty Poison
Author: Lynne Barron
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Publication: September 01, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

What's an American heiress to do when a pair of britches, a plunge into a pond in the dead of winter and a broken betrothal force her to set sail across the ocean to an arranged marriage with a fortune-hunting Englishman? With her hopes and dreams sinking to the bottom of the sea like so much lost treasure, Emily Calvert falls into the pretty poison she finds in a little blue bottle. Can Nicholas Avery, a charming aristocrat with a faulty memory for names and a family in dire need of financial salvation, convince the wounded lady that the blessed oblivion she finds in his arms is sweeter than laudanum?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Christmas with the Vampire by Shay Roberts

Title: Christmas with the Vampire
Author: Shay Roberts
Publisher: Snowfire Press
Genre: Paranormal, Holiday
Publication: December 18, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley


Beatrix, a daring college student, can’t believe she gets to spend Christmas traveling alone in Europe! But her excitement fades when a terrifying natural disaster strikes, trapping her in a remote Gothic village at the mercy of…

Augustin, a gorgeous Czech vampire with sad eyes and a tragic past. The holidays have profound significance to Augustin. He seeks to share his secrets with Beatrix, whose parents never celebrated Christmas, and soon she gets caught up in an extraordinary yuletide adventure.

Augustin becomes consumed by Beatrix and demands more than just a confidante. Much more. So Beatrix must fight him with the only weapon she has…her heart. But will that be enough to survive the night in the arms of an immortal? If not, her first Christmas may be her last.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pawn of the Phoenix by Jamie McLachlan

Title: Pawn of the Phoenix (The Memory Collector #2)
Author: Jamie McLachlan
Publisher: Penner Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Abuse, Romance
Publication: February 09, 2016

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher 

Braxton, 1903.
The serial killer known only as the Phoenix continues to roam the streets and a new victim falls prey. For Moira and Detective Keenan Edwards, still on the hunt for the Phoenix, the rules have changed. The killer remains beyond their grasp.

Moira is willing to give into her fierce attraction to Keenan. However, the detective proves to be more reluctant despite a moment of heated passion. Then discovery of a secret Keenan never planned to share creates an unwelcome rift between the new lovers.

Keenan isn’t the only one hiding something. In this continuation of the Memory Collector series, Moira makes a startling disclosure about her past. This revelation will not only test the boundaries of love, but might also prove to be the clue that will finally unravel the mystery of the Phoenix.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Duchess in Name by Amanda Weaver

Title: A Duchess in Name (The Grantham Girls #1)
Author: Amanda Weaver
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication: January 18, 2016

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Victoria Carson never expected love. An American heiress and graduate of Lady Grantham's finishing school, she's been groomed since birth to marry an English title—the grander the better. So when the man chosen for her, the forbidding Earl of Dunnley, seems to hate her on sight, she understands that it can't matter. Love can have no place in this arrangement.

Andrew Hargrave has little use for his title and even less for his cold, disinterested parents. Determined to make his own way, he's devoted to his life in Italy working as an archaeologist. Until the collapse of his family's fortune drags him back to England to a marriage he never wanted and a woman he doesn't care to know.

Wild attraction is an unwanted complication for them both, though it forms the most fragile of bonds. Their marriage of convenience isn't so intolerable after all—but it may not be enough when the deception that bound them is finally revealed.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1 by Amy Chu, Clay Mann

Title: Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1 
Author: Amy Chu, Clay Mann
Publisher: DC Comics
Genre: Comic
Publication: January 20, 2016

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Life. Death. Poison Ivy has power over both. But can she keep her friends and hold down a regular job at the same time? As Dr. Pamela Isley, she joins the prestigious plant sciences department at Gotham Botanical Gardens, but things quickly get complicated when a fellow scientist is murdered and it looks like the work of Ivy. Don’t miss the start of this new 6-issue miniseries!

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