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Monday, September 30, 2013

VBT# Lennon's Rain - Chris Myers



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Review: Lennon's Rain - Book #2 Lennon's Girls - Chris Myers - September 2013

Life can't be anymore perfect for Lennon as he has the best girlfriend Jinx , he's moving on up in the world and he has a band. However, all this can come crashing down at the speed of light and in Lennon's case - one night. The night he decided to attend a sorority party without his girlfriend who attended another event. At this party, Lennon runs into Rain - the girl who broke his heart eight years ago , the one he has never gotten over , the one he thought he would marry. If only he was single, then this would have been a perfect moment but he's not. To top it off , Lennon and his girlfriend Jinx have gotten to a comfortable point and Jinx has started to open up. We learn in Lennon's Rain that alot of tragedies have come to the three characters Jinx, Lennon and Rain. Tragedies that will in the end define them as the person and how they react today. Will Lennon realise soon enough which girl is the right one for him as sometimes in love as the tagline goes - you can end up choosing the wrong girl ? Lennon's Rain contains alot of twists and turns and it is a long book with the chapters every now and again being split by Lyrics written by Lennon about Rain and Jinx. 
Who will Lennon's heart choose and will it be the right or wrong girl for him as when it comes to the crunch - there's always a 50/50 chance that you picked the wrong girl in the art of love triangles .
Lennon's Rain is a mixture of Rock N Roll Romances with a dash of Nicholas Sparks type Contemporary Romance chucked in the mix.


 

To Steal A Highlander's Heart by Samantha Holt Release Day Event

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Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue. Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry. Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faeries meddling help or hinder his cause? 

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Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and husband. She's a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember. Having studied archaeology, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her passion for romance to create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there's nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.


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Review: Earthbound - Aprilynne Pike




Review: Earthbound - Book #1 Earthbound Series - Aprilynne Pike - July 2013

Tragedy tends to only come around once for a normal person , but for Tavia Michaels she has experienced it in the most extreme way as she was a victim of a plane crash which killed 256 passengers and left one alive - herself. Now living with her aunt and uncle, she has been in therapy the past few months and life is starting to get back on track with her until she spots a mysterious boy - he turns out to be Quinn Avery. She is sure she has seen him before but cannot place where , soon the novel starts to get a bit weird and crazy as Tavia is about to discover her whole life as she knows it is a lie and that she is in fact an Earthbound Goddess and has been around for centuries and Quinn is her lover - her male counterpart. We soon learn that everytime the two get close enough to falling back in love, an organisation sets off to kill one or both of them and then they are reincarnated once again in a different body and given the life task of finding their soul mate. Can Tavia survive to discover the truth and what happens when the guy she thought she loved, her best friend turns out to be one of the enemies ?
Find out in Aprilynne Pike's new series "Earthbound". Great for readers of Fallen Series by Lauren Kate and The Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller.



 

Guest Review: Rebecca's Rising (Salem VI) by Jack Heath, John Thompson‏



Review: Rebecca's Rising (Salem VI) - Jack Heath and John Thompson - September 2012

The Salem News editor, John Andrews, is mourning the death if his wife, four years earlier, and lives in the house inherited from his aunt. Along with the house he also inherited a valuable painting that has been the property of his family for several generations. He had to make a promise never to sell it and always keep it hanging in the exact spot. The old woman in it always made him feel uncomfortable, until one day when he discovered something different about her.

The book is well-written, suspenseful and intriguing, casting a new light on the Salem Witch Trials. It is very similar to the Da Vinci Code, which questioned history as we know it. This book also ask the question 'what if?' and present a new theory to the circumstances which lead to the death of the so-called witches. Were they really witches? His own believes would be severely tested. The deeper he gets lured into the events as well as into his family research, the more shocked he becomes as facts from his family's past are revealed.

This is history with a supernatural twist. It will depend on what you believe is true and what in this world is possible. A relaxing, adventurous mystery. 



Guest Review: The Cat's Table - Michael Ondatjee




Review: The Cat's Table - Michael Ondaatje - August 2011

Michael was eleven years old that night when, green as he could be about the world , he climbed aboard the first and only ship of his life, the Oronsay, sailing for England from Colombo.

Unbeknownst to him, the twenty-one days at sea would become twenty-one years of schooling, molding him into the adult he would one day be, when he joined the cat's table, the least important place to eat on the ship.

The lessons he picked up from the adult company filled up several pages of his old school exercise books. He still had time to make those notes, amid the adventures in which he and his friends, Ramadhin and Cassius, engaged in on the ship. They witnessed an adult world filled with thieves, adulterers, gamblers, teachers, authority, natural healers, dreamers and schemers. Oh yes, and a shackled, dangerous prisoner. Each one of them becomes important in their lives through either their words or conduct. The ship had lots to offer for three young boys to keep them occupied. So many people, so many stories, so many intrigue. And then there was to ports of call...

Miss Perinetta Lasqueti was one of the guests around the Cat's Table who would become one of the biggest influences in their lives. Their first impression of her manner was that of being like faded wallpaper, but the more they found out about her, the more convinced they became that 'she was more like a box of small foxes at a country fair'. She would become one of the biggest surprises on their life's journey.

Mr. Mazappa - the boisterous, loud pianist would change their newly acquired perspective on old paintings with his approach to the angelic Madonnas in them, saying: "‘The trouble with all those Madonnas is that there is a child that needs to be fed and the mothers are putting forth breasts that look like panino-shaped bladders. No wonder the babies look like disgruntled adults."(p.213 - kindle edition)

Mr. Larry Daniels, the botanist, would teach them much more about his plants than they would ever need to know in their lifetimes.

Mr. Fonseka, the teacher, had a "serenity that came with the choice of the life he wanted to live. And this serenity and certainty I have seen only among those who have the armour of books close by."

I wanted to read this book for such a long time now. There was just something about it that told me it would roll me over and tie me down in its prose. It did. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered its popularity on Goodreads. Some books just put themselves where it can be read because it is really that good. It is multifaceted. It is thought-provoking. It is excellent. It is one of those books you cannot walk away from easily. It has all the elements to promise that it will become a classic in time. I want to reread it. I just have to. Period.


 



Review: The School for Good and Evil - Soman Chainani


 
 Review: The School for Good and Evil - Book #1 - Soman Chainani - May 2013

Every year for the past 200 years , two children - one good and one evil are kidnapped from their town and taken to a school where nobody knows. The schools are The School for Good where Princesses are made like Rapunzel, Cinderella etc and The School for Evil where Witches , Trolls etc are made.  Sophie - pretty and in love with Pink dreams of being a Princess and can't wait to be taken to the school whereas her friend Agatha wants to be left alone - Agatha likes to mix potions and dress in black - so when the two girls are kidnapped it's assumed that Sophie will go to The School for Good and Agatha - The School for Evil. However, what happens when the two girls are dropped off at the opposite schools than people assumed. Has their been a mistake or will the girls discover in due time that being Good and being Evil isn't exactly skin deep and that to go to the school you must be a Pure Soul of either Evil or Good?
 This was a lovely and fun read and I can't wait to read more in the series. Great if you love the series Mythos Academy and Percy Jackson.

 

Cover Reveal : Just Once, by Julianna Keyes and Omnific Publishing

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by Julianna Keyes and Omnific Publishing
Adult Contemporary Romance
Releasing October 29, 13

  Kate Burke is done making bad decisions. Thirty years old and belatedly determined to grow up, the successful travel writer and one-time party girl returns to work at the remote Ponderosa Pines Ranch to reassess her life. Although her kitchen/cabin staff is lacking and the workload never relents, Kate’s main challenge is Shane Maddox, the ruggedly handsome and doggedly stubborn ranch foreman. Instantly at odds, they battle over everything from ceiling fans to bothersome bats—studiously ignoring the sparks they generate with each confrontation. They can’t explain their explosive physical chemistry, but after a few frustrated weeks they can’t deny it either. Their solution? Just once. They’ll get past their inconvenient lust and move on. Kate’s been trying to think with her head instead of her hormones, but is this just another bad decision in a lifetime of careless choices? Has she really changed at all? Set in the striking and serene hills of southern Colorado, Julianna Keyes’ debut novel offers a sizzling and satisfying tale of unexpected chemistry and the power of second chances. Her characters will get under your skin and into your heart. Just once may not be enough for you either.  

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Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She’s been skydiving, bungee jumping, and white water rafting, but nothing thrills—or terrifies—her as much as the blank page. She has volunteered in Zambia, taught English in China, and dreams of seeing pink dolphins in the Amazon. This is her first book. Website | Twitter 


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Lilliana Anderson's Phoenix: The Beauty in Between Book Blast




 

Synopsis: Phoenix : Book #2.5 The Beauty In Between - Lilliana Anderson - September 2013

Please note - Phoenix is part of the Beauty in Between series. It is the companion book to A Beautiful Forever. While it can be read on its own, it would be better to read it after you have already read Forever.

After being unceremoniously kicked out of home at a young age, Paige is forced to fend for herself.

In a bid to survive, she does things that most people would never dream of, and stops caring about herself as a result.

When the fastest way to get food and shelter is to use her body, and the fastest way to forget is to self medicate, Paige embarks on a steady downward spiral. Until, finally she hits rock bottom…

In A Beautiful Forever we got to know Paige as she battled the demons of her past to move forward with her future and find her happy ever after. Now, in Phoenix, we get to see the moments those demons were created and how she managed to get her life back on track.

Goodreads Link : http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17620508-phoenix?from_search=true

Previous and Other Books in the Series:

A Beautiful Struggle (Beautiful #1) A Beautiful Forever (Beautiful #2) Too Close: The Beauty in Between (Beautiful #1.5) Alter (Entwined #1) Commitment: The Beauty in Between (Beautiful #2.25)

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