August 4, 2016

Goodreads Giveaway! I won some!

It's funny, a while back I joined a discussion on Goodreads asking if people actually entered the giveaway, if they ever won, and when they received the book. At the time I had never actually won a giveaway on Goodreads. Despite my religious need to enter every time a giveaway notification for a book I liked popped up. I'm not just any kind of bookworm, I'm a book shopaholic/hoarder bookworm. If I have a chance of getting a free copy, I'm a gonna try my darnest to get that book! (No really a friend once texted me what I was up to and I replied "stroking my precious book shelf and the shiny books." Yes, we are still friends.)

So low and behold I got my first notification on April 1, 2016 that I had won a copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue! Just days before my birthday! It was awesome. Then it never came. So I thought I was like the many other winners that simply had to wait a while, and then when July hit I just assumed it got lost in the mail.

So it came a few weeks ago! I'm just now posting because I meant to take a picture with it, but this will have to do! Thank you Scholastic! It may have gotten lost in the mail, the letter from Scholastic says May 2016, but I finally got it!


This is kind of my week off from posting, so what really prompted me to post about Goodreads Giveaways is that I won another giveaway on Goodreads on July 19th! It came in the mail today!! Yippee!! It's a for a book/series I've been really curious about: The Twixt.

Just look how amazing everything Harlequin Teen sent is! Especially that book mark and they sent book cover porn for the forth book that is coming out.


Honestly I was so excited I actually attempted to take a selfie with it. Well that kind of didn't work out so I had my mom take the picture and I settled for my "I love it so much I must kiss it pose". (You all know how much I hate--and I am so bad--at taking selfies.) 

So I am now a happy owner of Indelible!

Thank you Goodreads for having something as fun and easy to use as your amazing Giveaway system. Thank you to both Scholastic and Harlequin Teen for doing giveaways through Goodreads!

Don't worry I won't forget to review these two awesome books!  

July 29, 2016

Cover Coveting (12)

 
Cover art is found from Goodreads, Wicked Scribes, ATUF, social networks, and other sources.
***All cover art may not be final.***

Well I picked up some more covers to share! 


Chaos Unleashed by Pippa DaCosta

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Chaos Unleashed  (Chaos Rises #2) Series: Chaos Rises, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Fits the series well!

It's kind of awesome how it's now officially I thing to change color schemes each book for Urban Fantasy. It's fun to see who does it better.

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Cold Summer Series: N/A 

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Time Travel

Shera’s thoughts:

This feels like Claudia Gray's Firebird series covers.  

So of course I like it! Not to mention that I've become a sucker for reflections.

Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Dawn Study  (Soulfinders #3) Series: Soulfinders, book 3 (AKA The Chronicles of Ixia, book 9) 

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: High Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Ah, I lovely red cape! Love that the dress is a different shade.

However, the cover model is just working the pout just a little to hard.

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Given to the Sea Series: N/A 

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Ahhhhhh! This is just so stunning. I love it when the covers are so ambitious!

Water is such a cool element to manipulate because the possibilities are endless.  I love this feeling of a tower in the middle of the sea.

Oh, and the title typography is perfect.

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Spindle Fire  (Spindle Fire #1) Series: N/A 

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale Retelling

Shera’s thoughts:

Oooo, I really love how the crown is hanging on the title! Very cool.

It's a very subtle cover and I like how all the elements were merged and thought over.

Just looking at it I can see how much thought went into it.

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


The Cursed Queen  (The Impostor Queen #2) Series: The Imposter Queen, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Oooooo! I love this! She looks so badass and wild! The last cover the ladies on it looked so polished.

Now we're getting into some hard core stuff.

The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


The Edge of the Blade  (The Uncharted Realms #2) Series: Uncharted Realms, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: High Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Ooooo, so bad ass. Great cover.

Though the legs and feet feel weird because of the smoke/blur affects.

The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


The Great Pursuit  (Eurona Duology #2) Series: Eurona Duology, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Well it fits the first book well, I like the snow cover forest. I don't like the look of the girl as much. Something just feels off.

The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


The Hypnotic City  (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles #2) Series: The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Steampunk

Shera’s thoughts:

Going from London to America! At  I really love the light of tis cover. Not to mention that cute yellow dress.

The Operator by Kim Harrison

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


The Operator  (The Peri Reed Chronicles #2) Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Wow, I'm so happy to see that Harrison's series will be continuing.

Oooo, I really like this cover a lot. It has a kind of sci-fi early 90s action vibe.

Very cool.

The Turncoat's Gambit by Andrea Cremer

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


The Turncoat's Gambit  (The Inventor's Secret #3) Series: The Inventor's Secret, book 3

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Steampunk

Shera’s thoughts:

Honestly I thought I had already posted this one!! I looked and looked, but could only find my post for the cover makeover of the first two.

Either way this is my favorite one yet!

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


The Valiant Series: N/A 

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Historical

Shera’s thoughts:

Ah, female gladiator cover! Yeah.

there's just something off about her legs . . .

Other than that I just love it!

July 27, 2016

Wednesday Wishes

Well my reading craving has hit! Hopefully it will turn into a book binge that will get me caught up on my yearly reading challenge!


Hidden Blade by Pippa DaCosta

Hidden Blade  (Soul Eater #1)Get it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Soul Eater, book 1

"They call me devil, liar, thief. In whispers, they call me Soul Eater. They’re right. I’m all those things—and more."

Kicked out of the underworld and cursed to walk this earth for all eternity, Ace Dante finds solace in helping others avoid the wrath of the gods.

But when warrior-bitch, Queen of Cats, and Ace's ex-wife, Bastet, hires him to stop whoever is slaughtering her blessed women, Ace is caught between two of the most powerful deities to have ever existed: Isis and Osiris.

The once-revered gods aren’t dead.

They’re back.

And Ace is in their way.

Welcome to a New York where the ancient gods roam.

Soul Eater? Soul Eater! Yes, my mind went immediately to the anime! Then it noticed that this was Pippa DaCosta's new series! Wow! Um, sold! DaCosta blows my mind and then *bleeps* it to mush.

What a cover.

July 25, 2016

Cover Coveting (6)

 
Cover art is found from Goodreads, Wicked Scribes, ATUF, social networks, and other sources.
***All cover art may not be final.***

It's hot guys. I'm gonna cool down with some cool covers. (Lame I know, but I couldn't resist. It's really hot.)

So my Open Live Writer is finally working well! Yeah! So expect the regural week day posts to continue.

I've been cramming all the covers I find in one post on Monday, but for the ease of adding them I'm breaking up the covers this week to Monday and Friday. I know I don't have an official Cover Coveting day, so heads up!

Now let's look at some pretty covers.


A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


A Crown of Wishes  (The Star-Touched Queen #2) Series: The Star-Touched Queen, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Holy book covers this is stunning!! Just when I think they've over done the whole dress covers—boom—a gorgeous cover comes out.

Guys, this cover is everything!

Black Souls by Nicole Castroman

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Blacksouls  (Blackhearts #2) Series: Blackhearts, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Historical

Shera’s thoughts:

This is cool. Nothing like the awesomeness of the first cover, but still very cool.

Yes, I know that the first cover would be really hard to beat.

Clanless by Jennifer Jenkins

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Clanless  (Nameless #2) Series: Nameless, book 2 

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Shera’s thoughts:

First off I love when vertical text is done so brilliantly!

Wow, this one is just as dramatic as the last one! So cool. Honestly I thought a white theme would have been really hard to make good. However, I think it's just all kinds of awesome. I like that the black theme of the first cover looks smooth. This one is rough!

Great concepts.

Legacy of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Legacy of the Demon  (Kara Gillian #8) Series: Cara Gillian, book 8 

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

*sighs* I love these cover. I adore them, no I practically worship. These are pretty much up there with the Mercy Thompson covers and other like it, where I just can't wait to see the artwork.

Heck when the series ends I'll mourn for the loss of more covers and story. That's how good they are.

Lifeblood by Gena Showalter

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Lifeblood  (Everlife #2) Series: Everlife, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Shera’s thoughts:

I love the the time glass themes of this series, I really can't wait to see what they'll do next!

The first one was like a dual world thing, and I love how the two worlds are now breaking out of the glass and the sand is seeping.

Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon


Rise of Fire  (Reign of Shadows #2) Series: Reign of Shadows, book 2

Add it: Goodreads | Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (AKA Fairytale Retelling)

Shera’s thoughts:

Oh, I loved the first cover for this series! I don't' think this one is as rich and in your face.

However, I love the typography again and that the cool tone of the cover. Especially since the title has the word "fire" in it.

I love that the first book is in full bloom and lush, and this cover is wilting and withering. Can't wait to see what book 3's cover is going to look like!

July 21, 2016

Review: Nailed to the Wall

Nailed to the Wall (Powertools, book 5) by Jayne Rylon

Nailed to the Wall  (Powertools #5)

Genre: Ménage Erotica
Edition Reviewed: Ebook
Amazon: Paperback | Kindle
Goodreads: Nailed to the Wall (5)

The crew is back and they’re dirtier than ever.

Five sexy men with a penchant for love and lust in any variation have formed a crew. They work hard and play harder—together. Though their partnership began in construction, renovating houses and selling them for a mint, they’ve formed a bond around their shared goal to provide women, and each other, with the ultimate sexual experience.

Over the past year, as each member discovered his soul mate—or two—they expanded the reach of their circle, lighting up their nights along with their souls. Monogamous relationships and the desire to start families threaten to put their libertine revelry on the back burner. Will the passion that bonded them fade away? How will the new crew wives cope with the complex relationship the men will always cherish and crave?

Determined to prove they stand by their men, the women decide it’s time to flex some muscle and give the crew a dose of girl power. They collude to take the guys as their horny hostages, using some big guns: boudoir photos, a pillow fight and a calculated foray into partner swapping. But will they have the guts to go through with their plans?

Warning: By Book Five in this series, fans will attest that anything goes in the crew. Be prepared for ménage in every flavor—m/f, f/f, mfm, fmf, and more—along with a slew of that's what he said jokes. No throwing tomatoes at the author, please!


Review:

Gosh that title. Fitting. Though considering all the places things happen, I don't think any walls were nailed upon. ^_-

I really enjoyed seeing all of the characters interact. I like that Rylon skills have developed the cast of characters, so well that they're really balanced here. I enjoyed the girls time together and loved them as friends. Not to mention how love is different between the couples and their friendships.

But that's not what you want to hear about.

Oh, things go down. Every kinky sexual thing you wanted these crazy menagers to do happens. Some you didn't think of and stuff you were praying for.

I will be honest though. It covers a lot of bedroom scenes. I broke it up into individual reads. Because while there was some none sex scenes, they were few and far between. I'm not a person who can just have sex scene after sex scene. Not to mention that certain things did become over the top and cliché.

Just like previous books there were moments where the sex scenes are off balanced. For instant wasn't she already on her back? When he flipped her, she's still on her back?

It was a great addition to the series. I like that the book helps to expand what these characters real lives are going through outside of the bedroom. How they deal with who they are, what they want. That they talk things through. Not to mention that every fantasy these characters have is basically done.

Sexual Content: Okay, people just assume it's all kinds of kinky cray-cray stuff.

  
3/5- Adored it, just a few minor details held it back. 


Previous book(s) in series:
Reviewed on BW: Amazon: Goodreads:
Kate's Crew (1)
Morgan's Surprise (2)
Kayla's Gift (3)
Devon's Pair (4)
Mailed to the Wall (5)
Hammer it Home (6)
Kate's Crew (1)
Morgan's Surprise (2)
Kayla's Gift (3)
Devon's Pair (4)
Nailed to the Wall (5)
Hammer it Home (6)
Kate's Crew (1)
Morgan's Surprise (2)
Kayla's Gift (3)
Devon's Pair (4)
Nailed to the Wall (5)
Hammer it Home (6)

July 20, 2016

Wednesday Wishes

My latest drama addictions are Doctors and Let's Fight, Ghost! I can't stop binging guys!

Now for the book that caught my eye!


Thunder Road by Sierra Dean

thunder roadGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Rain Chaser, book 1

Being Chosen was supposed to be a gift.

That’s what Tallulah Corentine’s parents told her when they handed her over to the Rain Chasers on her seventh birthday. It was an honor to be born with a destiny, to be hand selected by the gods before taking her first breath. She should be overjoyed.

Twenty years later, Tallulah is still waiting for the gift. She might have the power of the storm at her fingertips, but she’s spent her whole adult life living under a cloud.

A cross-country trip to find the wayward son of Seth, god of the storm, turns into a fight for her life when she dupes Death out of a valuable treasure. With only a wily con man, a dangerously handsome bad-luck priest, and a lot of lightning to help her, can she deliver the package and keep herself out of an early grave?
Or will Seth be looking for a new Rain Chaser before it’s all over?

I've been eyeing this author's Secret McQueen series for a while, but I haven't bought them yet. This series sounds really fun!

Oh, and I really-really-really like the cover. Plus, someone told me it's another bad ass lead!

July 19, 2016

Review: Devon's Pair

Devon's Pair (Powertools, book 4) by Jayne Rylon

Devon's Pair  (Powertools #4)

Genre: Ménage Erotica
Edition Reviewed: Ebook
Amazon: Paperback | Kindle
Goodreads: Devon's Pair

Will his boyfriend’s girlfriend become his girlfriend too?

Powertools, Book 4

James has watched each of the crew fall in love, one by one, until only he and his life partner Neil remain “unattached”. So, when he sees the way his bisexual boyfriend is checking out their new apprentice, he’s sure he’s doomed to lose the man of his dreams.

His love is strong enough that he would let go to ensure Neil’s happiness. Instead, sparks fly between the three of them—along with the rest of the crew—and he realizes he might not have to surrender because his boyfriend’s girlfriend is becoming his girlfriend too.
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Product Warnings
The world’s first m/f/m/f/m/f/m/m/f…we think. You never know exactly what’s going to happen next when the crew gets back together, but it’s guaranteed to be steamy.


Review:

Man I loved-loved-loved Devon!

It was also great because I've had mixed feelings about Neil. Never disliked him, but I wasn't fond of him.  James, though, has always been awesome and I love him. Devon's Pair finally made me fall in love with Neil.

It was crazy because this threesome was sweet, intense, heartbreaking at times, and perfect. One of my new favorite threesomes. Because I love that James is gay, but he does try out women. However, with Devon involved he loves Neil enough to make room for her. Because he knows Neil loves her. Yeah, James is awesome. So it makes it sweeter when James falls in love too.

That's the hard part with threesomes as a relationship. Up until now it's all been woman and man romances. Rylon is now taking the next step. So far only a few Banks books and Oaks' have been able to bring me this type of romance. However, I haven't read one where the guy was into the other guy. So I liked my first experience. Though Powertools has never been shy about guy on guy loving.

What I like even more is the setup for the different types of love and sexual attraction the characters share for each other. Devon and Kay have chemistry. Wink-wink! Heck the whole cast has chemistry. So we kind of know what the next book will have, or we hope. Another excellent addition to one of my favorite over the top sexy time books.

Sexual Content: Well the warning is in the synopsis. It's dirty my fellow bookworms. Dirty.

 
4/5- Great! Really enjoyed it.


Previous book(s) in series:
Reviewed on BW: Amazon: Goodreads:
Kate's Crew (1)
Morgan's Surprise (2)
Kayla's Gift (3)
Devon's Pair (4)
Mailed to the Wall (5)
Hammer it Home (6)
Kate's Crew (1)
Morgan's Surprise (2)
Kayla's Gift (3)
Devon's Pair (4)
Nailed to the Wall (5)
Hammer it Home (6)
Kate's Crew (1)
Morgan's Surprise (2)
Kayla's Gift (3)
Devon's Pair (4)
Nailed to the Wall (5)
Hammer it Home (6)