Monthly Archives: August 2014

On Vacation – be back soon!

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I am going on vacation and spending some time with family.  I will be back on Sept 2, 2014.

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Recalled (Death Escort #1) by Cambria Herbert

Recalled (Death Escorts, #1) Recalled (Death Escort #1) by Cambria Herbert. Published Feb 15, 2013 by the author.  CDN $3.15 Kindle edition.

Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?

And then you died. And you were given another chance. A better chance. This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry. It never is. And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice. Love or Death? (Goodreads Excerpt)

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It was a refreshingly original idea and I have yet to read anything like it. It has everything I like in a book, mystery, suspense, romance, magical powers, and supernatural beings. And I love the amazing cover.

I liked Dex from the start. He is edgy and street wise and genuinely has a good heart, even if he doesn’t see it himself. I liked watching him war with the complexity of the decision he has to make. On the surface it seems easy but the reality is far from it.

I liked Piper but she was a little naive and I would have liked to see her powers explored more. (I don’t want to say anymore to avoid spoilers.)

I liked the interaction between the two as well.  It was real and genuine and not forced or ‘love at first sight’ or anything like that.  Piper feels a pull toward Dex which is explained and Dex takes his time figuring out his feelings given the complication of his mission.  (enough said..lol)

Now-that-I-see-you            all at once, everything looks different, now that I see you gif is courtesy of blogs.disney.com

The only thing I didn’t like about the book was at the beginning of each chapter there was a definition of a word that was identified in the chapter. I found that it was distracting from the story and made me lose focus. Once I decided to ignore it (which wasn’t easy because the brain demands to read everything the eye sees on the page!) I found it flowed more then and I got more involved in the story.

I’m interested to see what the next story is about since this one was complete at the end.

4 stars for me.

Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford

Duplicity (Spellbound #2) Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford.  Published May 20, 2012 by the author. CDN $3.05 kindle edition.

If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn’t seem to get that Lee’s boyfriend, Raj, is off limits. Then there’s the problem of Adrian. He expects one of the Graylees to be his. Nearly a year later, the council is on to them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper. If the two Grays work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive. (Goodreads Excerpt)

I am totally blown away at how original and amazing this series is. I love Graylee, she is so likeable and funny and really ballsy (is that a word?) how about feisty? That works. So in this book we got rid of Charlene the evil twin and now have two Graylees…talk about a mess. It gets complicated and interesting and I love the passion that Gray (in Charlene’s body) and Lee (in Stacey’s body) share.

I was totally enthralled that Adrian the bad is back and is as evil and sinister as ever…ok maybe not that sinister, he has a soft spot for the girls so he isn’t all bad right? He does get into a lot of mischief and mayhem though making for an interesting character.

I have to say that I am hooked on this series and the author Nikki Jefford as well. I can’t wait to dive into the third book. I think I ‘m obsessed…in a good way J

5 stars for me.

Wordless Wednesday Aug 6 – Don’t mess with the books!

books and cats   Photo courtesy of http://www.animalwallpapers.us

I love Wordless Wednesday. I get a kick out of finding the best picture that makes me laugh or go ‘OMG that is so adorable’. So please LEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Wordless Wednesday post, or just a comment (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesdays (Aug 6)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

  Duplicity (Spellbound #2)Recently Finished:  Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford. It has been a long time since I was surprised by a novel, but this is amazing and original.  I love this series.  Can’t wait to read the next one. Review posted soon. 🙂

Recalled (Death Escorts, #1)Currently Reading : .Recalled (Death Escort #1) by Cambria Herbert.  I picked this up on a whim.  I love the cover.  So far it is very interesting and different.

Up Next?

Not sure. These are still on my radar though.  I would like to find something totally different to read.

Reckoning (The Arotas Trilogy, #2)Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Reckoning (Arotos Trilogy #2) by Amy Miles

Magic Burns (Kate daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

Teaser Tuesday (Aug 5)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Halfway around the world-in Amiens, France, to be exact– a second Graylee awoke in Charlene’s body.

At first, she couldn’t see.  She couldn’t speak. But she could feel-and all she felt was anger.

Page 28

Duplicity (Spellbound #2) Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!