Tag: adult

Mar 19
{Guest Post+G!veaway} Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin

{Guest Post+G!veaway} Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin

Today I have the author of The Grigori Legacy, Linda Poitevin here with us to talk about building the world behind The Grigori Legacy. Thank you so much for being here Linda!  The world behind The Grigori legacy unfolded slowly for me…and, I must admit, rather painfully. The first several versions of Sins of the Angels contained mention of Heaven, but no solid description of the place. I had created wonderfully tormented characters and an edge-of-your-seat plotline, but setting? At the time, that wasn’t really my forte; without having identified myself as such, I was definitely of the character- and plot-driven author variety. Then I signed with an agent who sent me six pages (six!!) of revision notes, many of which centered around the world-building—or lack thereof. While she had seen potential in my writing, she had also identified deep flaws, and before we could move forward to the submission stage, I was going to have to face my story’s weaknesses…and my own. My urban setting was great, my agent… Read more »

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Mar 12
{Book Review+G!veaway} A Silver of Shadow by Allison Pang

{Book Review+G!veaway} A Silver of Shadow by Allison Pang

A Silver of Shadow by Allison Pang Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 384 pages Published February 28th 2012 by Pocket  Source: Blog Tour Age Group: Adult Series: Abby Sinclair #2 challenge: ebook, 150+, ABC challenge Summary:  Just when her new life as a TouchStone – a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds – seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away…let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed. The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faerie is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding eleven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries… Read more »

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Mar 12
{Book Review} A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

{Book Review} A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

 A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang Mass Market Paperback, 343 pages Published January 25th 2011 by PocketSource: Blog TourAge Group: AdultSeries: Abby Sinclair #1challenges: ebooks, 150+, TBR challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary: The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares. Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Book Review} A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

{Book Review} A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

A Hidden Fire By Elizabeth Hunter ebook, 423 pages Published October 18th 2011 by E. Hunter  Source: Blog Tour Age Group: Adult Challenges: 150+, ebook Series: Elemental Mysteries #1   Summary: “No secret stays hidden forever.”A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery he’d abandoned years before. He never expected a young librarian could hold the key to the search, nor could he have expected the danger she would attract. Now he and Beatrice De Novo will follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation they never could have predicted.A Hidden Fire is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult readers. It is the first book in the Elemental Mysteries Series. I wasn’t 100% sure about how much I would like this book before I started it. I chose to read it initially because I knew it dealt with old texts and some italian history. I am… Read more »

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Mar 01
{Book Review} Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene

{Book Review} Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene

Caressed by Night by Amanda J. GreenePages: about 250-300Publication Date: Feb 29, 2012Age Group: AdultSource: blog tourSeries: Rulers of Darkness #2Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri.Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to… Read more »

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Feb 29
Leap into Books G!veaway H0p!

Leap into Books G!veaway H0p!

This hop is hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Jinky is Reading. Click on their links to see the rest of the blogs in this hop.   For this hop read the rules and fill out the form below.  rules: -must be 13+  -pick a book from the list below -US only -contest policy applies Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone by JK Rowling (YA/MG paperback) Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (YA paperback) The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark (YA paperback, signed to Michelle) Keridan’s Journey by Michelle Peterson (YA/Adult paperback)  Haunted (Mediator series #5) by Meg Cabot (YA Hardcover) The forest of hands and teeth by Carrie Ryan (YA paperback) The Lens and the Looker (Verona Trilogy #1) by Lory Kaufman (MG/YA paperback, signed) The Bronze and the Brimstone (Verona Trilogy #2) by Lory Kaufman(MG/YA paperback, signed) Love at Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks (Adult paperback) The Insiders by J. Minter (YA paperback) Pass it on (an insiders novel) by J. Minter (YA paperback) The Espressologist by Kristina Springer (YA paperback) Warlord… Read more »

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Feb 28
{Interview} Falling in Danger by Kaylie Newell

{Interview} Falling in Danger by Kaylie Newell

Thank you very much for being here at Book Briefs today Kaylie. Thank you for having me!  I’m excited to be here- 1. Describe Falling in Danger in Twitter Detail (140 characters or less) A young journalist stumbles onto the story of a lifetime.  And in the process, uncovers layers of her heart she never knew existed. 2. What was the hardest character to write and why? I would say Albert (he’s the disturbed only son of the ring boss).  He’s nuts.  He’s obsessed with women, and Jessica (the heroine), in particular.  He’s pretty slimy, so getting into his head was a challenge. I had to channel my inner loser 😉 3. Today I am having a cleaning day. ::shudders:: What is one thing you wish would clean itself around the house? I was just complaining about this the other day!  The chore I hate the most would easily have to be dusting.  Ugh.  It just seems like there’s zero return on your investment.  You don’t walk into a house… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Book Review} Snowy Fate by Marissa Dobson

{Book Review} Snowy Fate by Marissa Dobson

Snowy Fate by Marissa Dobson ebook Publication Date: December 23rd 2011 by Ruby Lioness Press Age Group: Adult  Source: Author Series: N/A Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Fate always knows when you’re ready for love.The past is catching up with Aspyn Layton. The father she never knew passed away and she is left to deal with his estate. An unexpected snowstorm has her stranded at the one place she didn’t want to be—her father’s house—with a naked man.Damon Andrews has a secret, one he shared with Aspyn’s father. He must convince Aspyn there is more to life than what she knows. How will she react when she finds out he is a mountain lion, and she is his mate? Their fates are intertwined. This is a short Novella that you can devour in one quick sitting. I would suggest this book to people that want a cute short story. I enjoyed it, but it was a bit short for me. I don’t normally read novellas… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Book Review} Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

{Book Review} Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Some Girls Bite by Chloe NeillPages: 341Publication Date: April 7th 2009 by NAL TradeAge Group: Upper YASource: BoughtSeries: Chicagoland Vampires #1Challenge(s):  150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude—and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation… Read more »

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Feb 06
Follower Love G!veaway H0p!

Follower Love G!veaway H0p!

Welcome to the Follower Love Giveaway Hop.  This hop is hosted here on I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and is co-hosted by author Rachael Renee Anderson. For this giveaway hop I am going to give you the choice of any book from the list below. All of the books are new except when stated otherwise. Some of them are ARCs and some of them are signed. The links go to the good reads page. I will also through in some awesome swag and fun items with the book choice! Just read the rules and fill out the rafflecopter form below. Good Luck! Rules:-Open US only-Contest policy applies-13+-Ends 2/14-Fill out the rafflecopter form to enter Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep(YA ARC) The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina (YA ARC) Stealing Princes by Tyne O’Connell (YA Hardcover) Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (Adult paperback- used) The Upper Class by Hobson Brown (YA paperback) Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Van Draanen (YA paperback) After the Party by Lisa Jewell (Adult paperback) The… Read more »

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