Stacking the Shelves

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Yesterday I  went to the city with my mom and my cousin and when we picked up my cousin, the very first thing she said to me was that she had a surprise for me. She surprised me with books. One of them is signed and the other one she knew was on my wish list. 🙂

Books I Didn’t Get Myself:

I Bought At Goodwill:

 

 

Wishlist Wednesday: Blood Kiss

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Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) J.R. WardBlood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) by J.R. Ward

Details: Paperback, 496 pages
Published: December 1st 2015 by Signet
Buy it: Book Depository

Synopsis: The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author…

Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.

And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated—and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power…on the field, and off.

Wishlist Wednesday: Real Vampires Have Curves

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263146Real Vampires Have Curves (Glory St. Clair #1) by Gerry Bartlett

Details: Paperback, 330 pages
Published: March 6th 2007 by Berkley Books
Buy it: Book Depository

Synopsis: What – did you think all vamps were pale, thin and brooding? Don’t I wish.

Gloriana St. Clair is an eternally “full-figured” vampire-she just happened to be bloating when a sexy Scotsman sank his teeth into her. She and said Scot- Angus Jeremiah Campbell III, aka Jeremy Blade-have been on and off again for centuries, currently off. A couple hundred years has taught them how to press each other’s buttons-in good ways and bad.

Glory’s headed for Austin and a new business venture: Vintage Vamp’s Emporium. After all, she loves clothes, and she is an antique. Only problem is, there’s a billionaire techno-freak vampire hunter on the loose. Blade’s in total he- vampire mode, and wants Glory to move in with him so he can “protect” her. But it’s time for this vamp to explore her own powers.

Review: Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan

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Queen of Shadows (Shadow World #1) by Dianne Sylvan

Publication Date: August 31st 2010
Details: Paperback, 389 pages
Publisher: Ace
ISBN: 9780441019250
Source: Library

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Summary: Shortly after she picked up a guitar, Miranda Grey conquered the Austin music scene with a newfound ability to psychically manipulate her audience’s emotions. But as her powers outgrow her control, her mind is increasingly invaded by haunting secrets and overwhelming sadness. Unable to look anyone in the eye, Miranda is fast approaching the edge of insanity – with no one to catch her fall…

When he outlawed killing humans, David Solomon ignited a civil war among Austin’s vampires. As Prime of the South, his sympathy for mortals angered the old guard who refuse to control their violent urges. David has his hands full with the growing insurgency, but he takes in a broken-down woman, a musician in need of supernatural guidance. Little does he know that Miranda Grey has the power to change his world as well.

Review

I’m not even sure how long I’ve had this book on my wish list. When I found it at the library I just snatched it up and couldn’t wait to get home and read it.

Unfortunately, it took me days to get through the first chapter. The whole first part of the book was hard for me to get through. I just wanted to punch the main character, Miranda. However, I pushed through and the second half of the book was a bit better. There were times I was actually enjoying the read.

Overall, this book is only getting two stars because I thought it was okay. The second half almost bumped it up to three stars. I will continue with this series because I actually liked the last few chapters, but I’m not in any hurry for the next book. Hopefully when I get around to reading it, I enjoy it more.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Queen of Shadows and do another review. I probably will re-read it at some point since it’s been so long and I do want to eventually read book two. I will need to re-read it since I can’t even remember what happened in this book. It’s like I didn’t even read it. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.

2 out of 5 stars

 

Wishlist Wednesday: Bad Blood (Crimson Moon #1)

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538381Bad Blood (Crimson Moon #1) by L.A. Banks

Details: Paperback, 352 pages
Published: April 1st 2008 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
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Synopsis: Sasha Trudeau knows all about working beneath the shadows, back-alley deals, and things that go bump in the night. She also knows that the world is unaware of the existence of the paranormal—and that the government would like to keep it that way.

As a highly trained Special Ops soldier, Sasha and her team are an elite group of individuals who are survivors of werewolf attacks, now trained to be loyal to only to each other and their government. But when she returns from a solo mission, she finds that her team has mysteriously gone missing. Shocking government conspiracies, double-dealing vampires, and a host of stunning revelations about who—and what—she really is are only just the beginning…