Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review: Ivan

Ivan by Roxie Rivera

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars
Ivan is the sexy and dangerous Russian owner of a training gym. Whispers around town are that he has fingers in the underground, and Erin is counting on that when she bravely walks into the gym looking for him. Her sister, who is addicted to drugs and has a no good boyfriend who works for the Russian mob, is missing. When she asks for Ivan's help, is is more than happy to deliver.

This was a fast and hot read, but managed to show the strength as well as vulnerability of Ivan. It does a great job of setting up the rest of the series as well.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gotham and Sleepy Hollow Rewind


Two words: Fish Mooney. That is all.

Sleepy Hollow

Katrina who? This premiere was all about Ichabbie and the 'shipping continues!

Bonus Headless Horseman Swag

Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Noah

Noah by Elizabeth Reyes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Noah was a very sweet romance about a young boxer (Noah) who falls in love with his first training client, Veronica aka Roni. Roni was prompted by her best friend Nellie to start going to the 5th street gym to get out in the world and maybe pull herself out of a depression she had been in ever since her mother died. In the months since her mother passed away, and even before when she cared for her mother, she let herself go, gained weight, and cut herself off socially. Once she starts working out with Noah, her world opens back up, and she finds herself in a new friendship with her cute trainer.

I loved Noah. He was a young man who had been through enough to live several lives, an old sexy soul. He knew exactly how he felt about Roni and had no problem showing it. Noah is a walking, talking fantasy boyfriend and was a great read. I didn't even mind the lack of smut that my usual books contain! The 5th street boys are a motley crew I may just check out.

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Ode to Fall TV on Facebook

This week, I will be dedicating my Facebook cover picture to my favorite fall premiers. I would, however, like to give an honorable mention to Outlander for The Wedding episode. Yes lawd.

From Zap2it

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Review: Oil and Leather

Oil and Leather
Oil and Leather by Nikki Pink

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a hot intro to this MC series! In this novella, Nicole decides to hang with her wild college roommate Lucy when she discovers that Lucy has been partying with the Sons of Mayhem MC. They even gave Lucy a nickname, "Juicy". On her first time cutting loose, she ends up with Jase. Her first time on a motorcycle she ends up in a deadly chase, which ends with a hot makeout session with Jase...but their problems are just beginning.

This was so great, and just a taste. I'm excited to read the full length novel!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall TV Preview!

I like to take a look at the Fall schedule every year to see what shows I'm excited to start, return to, or kick to the curb.  Thanks to some sleuthing and TV, I have a great day by day list. Here we go!

I have a love/hate relationship with

Especially since Frozen is being added to the mix...
But I know I will never stop watching

Hello! With out a doubt I'm loyal to my Ichabod and Abby!

I'm willing to give this a try but honestly I'm not all the way sure...

Yes! I loved the way the origin story started on Arrow, so I will be watching

I need to binge-watch season 1 to care again...apparently it started getting good when I stopped watching...

I love this, but I'm bad about watching it on Tuesdays. I like to save them up and binge on a few at a time!

And of course...

Love me some Olicity!

Sorry to disappoint Chef, but see above for the reason you get dvr'd.

SHONDALAND THURSDAY! Although I don't watch Greys Anatomy anymore, I'm addicted to Scandal and I'm excited about How to Get Away with Murder!

I'm down to give it a try, although I can guarantee I'm not going to remember to watch it on Fridays.

I have a soft spot for this show!

But I will make time to check this out!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Review: Out of the Ashes by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue

Out Of The Ashes (The Ending, #3)One of my new favorite series is The Ending series by Lindseys Fairleigh and Pogue. This New Adult marriage of X-Men and The Walking Dead is full of action, friendships, gore, romance, and betrayal. The 3rd book in the series, Out of the Ashes, takes up right where we left off in Into the Fire. Just when the group rescues Dani, Zoe is attacked by crazy Clara and left an amnesiac. She knows the basics (how to walk, how to talk) but is left in the dark when it comes to the events of The Ending, her hot boyfriend Jake, and her best friend Dani. Talk about awkward. Meanwhile, Dani's Ability is growing so strong it may be out of control.

It's hard to keep spoilers out of the review, so I will have to keep it short and sweet. This was another great epic entry into the series. The roller coaster ride of the new world centered around the lives of Dani and Zoe is a wild one with twists, turns, and unexpected drops. We no longer have young ladies, we have women of the new frontier leading the way back to their hometown. As secrets and lies are uncovered along the way, so are there beautiful revelations and more. As usual, I am eagerly anticipating the next entry into the series. Things are never tied up in a bow After the Ending!

Review: Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann

Do or Die (Reluctant Heroes, #1)There are few series that tickle my fancy like the Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann. Some of my fave characters in literature live in this world and one of my all time favorite romances was born here. (Sam and Alyssa 4ever!) Brockmann is an ace storyteller and we are given a gift to get back to the Troubleshooters world in Do or Die, a Troubleshooters spin off and the first of the Reluctant Heroes series.

Everything you love about Brockmann if you are familiar with her writing is there: Sexy conflicted hero, sexy intelligent heroine, high stakes live-or-die action, outstanding supporting characters, and insane chemistry all around. The story goes like this: Ian Dunn is in jail. After years of dodging capture, the former Special Ops Navy Seal suspected of sophisticated international heists is behind bars for incidents resulting from a drunken night on the town, of all things. However, the US government needs his expertise. They want him to break into a foreign embassy and rescue two children who have been kidnapped by their crazy nationalist father. He is using the children as bait to get their mother, a scientist, to go back to his country and create really bad things. Ian's assigned attorney Phoebe is brand new to his case. The attorney who would normally handle his case has been hospitalized and she isn't privy to any of the things she should be privy to regarding Ian's case. Phoebe is sharp (most of the time) but sometimes has an episode of TSTL when she takes for granted the dangerous game that is being played. Ian is as hot, complicated, and goldenboy good but dirtyboy bad at the same time. A great read.

First Look: My Control by Lisa Renee Jones

My Control by Lisa Renee JonesAs a fan of the Inside Out series, I was pleased to do a First Look of My Control, an Inside Out novella. Steamy stuff and the mystery continues. Can't wait to see what they do with the TV series! Head over to Heroes and Heartbreakers to see what I have to say about it.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014