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Review: Twist by Dannika Dark

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 with No comments

Nov 29, 2012

Book 2 of the Mageri Series

Months after moving to the mysterious city of Cognito, Silver is developing her gifts as a Mage and learning how to live under new laws. She is forced to give up her old life and live in secret among the humans. There is finally hope of leading an ordinary life . . . until Logan Cross walks into it.

Their chance meeting leads her close to discovering the identity of the nameless Mage who once stole her light and discovered the unique power she possesses. That knowledge poses an unimaginable threat to Silver, fueling her search to find out who he is, before he finds her first.

Lives are at stake. Truths are revealed. And an unexpected passion ignites.

I gave this book a 4
Twist by Dannika Dark leaves an lasting impression.  Dark places Silver deeper into her new life, allowing fans to view more of the altered world she has been reborn into.  New players come onto the scene kicking this series up a notch.   As readers learn of brand -new aspects of the Mageri,  the story evolves and comes to life.  I can't wait to read Impulse by Dannika Dark, I just have to know more about Logan Cross.  Logan has placed this series on my MUST Reads.  

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Publisher: Self-Published- Amazon Digital
Source Code: R


Review: The Stereotypical Freaks by Howard Shapiro

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 with No comments

Nov 28, 2012

Four disparate high school seniors come together to compete in their school's battle of the bands. Sharing a love for playing rock and roll, the members name the band "The Stereotypical Freaks" because they feel stereotyped by their classmates - smart kid, geek, star athlete and quiet weirdo… when in fact they know they are much more than those labels that have been placed on them.

When one member reveals life altering news, winning the competition takes on more of a meaning to each member. Scared and angry, upset and yet still with a lot of resolve they set out to win one for the good guys… will they?

I gave this book a 
The Stereotypical Freaks by Howard Shapiro is a super enjoyable read. It is based around a teenage rock band trying to win big in their school's battle of the bands.  Well written and charming illustrations sweep readers into a young adult world.  Both the younger and the older generations will be able to relate to this GN.   We have all had  high school experiences that have resonated with us, and Stereotypical Freaks brings those memories flooding back.  I highly recommend this fun, short read, it would make a great gift for the holidays.
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Special thanks to Howard Shapiro for allowing me the chance to read his GN. 
Best of luck!

Publisher: Animal Media Group
Pub Date: November 14, 2012
Source Code: A/P


Review: Sterling by Dannika Dark

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 with No comments

Nov 27, 2012

Book 1
Mageri Series

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead.

She was found, covered in blood, and taken in by an ex-soldier named Adam. Zoë didn't just survive that night - she underwent a physical transformation and acquired unexplainable abilities. Severed from her old life, her frustration grows as she tries to comprehend what's happening to her.

Serendipity leads her to Justus De Gradi. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. Through Justus, Zoë learns the truth about what she is and where she belongs. A young Mage is vulnerable in this dangerous world. The only way Zoë will understand her power is by putting her trust in a stranger and accepting the protection that he offers.

When her immortal freedom is threatened by the one man who has a right to claim her, Zoë learns the price of freedom...and the value of loyalty.

I gave this book a 3
Sterling by Dannika Dark is a new world of magic and secrets.   Dark takes readers on an interesting journey into the world of unknown magic.   Zoë's character is both strong and vulnerable, giving the story that added touch of uniqueness.  Sterling is a mystery waiting to be solved, this new series by Dark shows great promise and I look forward to reading more.

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Publisher: Self published via Amazon
Pub Date: September 5, 2011
Source Code: R


ARC: Alien vs. Alien by Gini Koch

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 with 1 comment

Nov 26, 2012

Alien vs. Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #6)
Book 6 
Katherine "Kitty" Katt 

Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini and the rest of the American Centaurion Diplomatic Corps are still recovering from their introduction to Washington D.C. politics, parties, and conspiracies. So when compromising pictures arrive, no one’s too surprised. They’re also the least of anyone’s worries.

Evil androids running amok, birds of all kinds and from all places creating havoc, a Senator trapped in an ever-tightening web of intrigue, and escalating international tensions all seem tough but manageable. But the disappearance of Jeff Martini and Charles Reynolds during the International One World Festival signals more than the usual nastiness — and it looks like even ACE can’t help them.

Then new trouble arrives in old packages and even with the best hackers in the world, beings from near and far, the full might of Earth’s military, and the Wonder Twins on their side, Centaurion Division’s outmanned and outgunned.

Now Kitty’s racing against the clock to find not only Jeff and Chuckie, but to keep the peace between Middle Eastern countries, all while searching for the bases of super-soldier operations — to stop them or die trying.

I gave this book a 5
Alien vs. Alien by Gini Koch is Quasar~tastic!  Koch catapults readers back into Kitty's world with stupefaction at every turn. Alien vs. Alien emits non stop galactic mediation in all forms.  Kitty has the Ambassador's wife "get up" down to a science and the paparazzi can't get enough of her. Sweet lil' Jamie-Kat's teething has thrown a wrench into family life, and Jeff has had to find new digs.  Avian chaos reigns supreme and android madness stirs nostalgia for blinkenlights. Jeff and Chuckie go MIA and Kitty will have to use all her superlicious ass-kicking skills to save them. Just when you thought things couldn't get stranger, Koch kicks it up a notch, again.  My favorite book in the series, I want more.  Kudos, Gini!

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Publisher: DAW


Review: Never Seduce A Scot by Maya Banks

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Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #1)
Book 1
The Montgomerys and Armstrongs

Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her “touched.” Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn’t speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her dutyunprepared for the delights to come. Graeme is a rugged warrior with a voice so deep and powerful that his new bride can hear it, and hands and kisses so tender and skilled that he stirs her deepest passions.

Graeme is intrigued by the mysterious Eveline, whose silent lips are ripe with temptation and whose bright, intelligent eyes can see into his soul. As intimacy deepens, he learns her secret. But when clan rivalries and dark deeds threaten the wife he has only begun to cherish, the Scottish warrior will move heaven and earth to save the woman who has awakened his heart to the beautiful song of a rare and magical love.
I gave this book a 3

Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks is a historical love story that wraps readers in the attraction of Eveline and Greaeme from the start.  I found this story to be a quiet and sweet romance, no real surprises.  I have not read the previous books in the Montgomerys and Armstrongs series, yet  I did not feel  as though I had missed anything. Banks creates a love story with that connects the lovers from the very beginning. I had hoped for a bit more from Graeme, he  fell a bit flat for me.  I intend to go back and read more about the Montgomerys and Armstrongs and would be willing to the next book in the series. 

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Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Pub Date: September 25, 2012

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"Impulse" by Dannika Dark Guest Post

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 with 16 comments

Nov 16, 2012

What Makes a Male Character Sexy?

Every woman has her own personal taste, and this often shows in a book with multiple male characters. Women begin forming “teams” based on who their favorite is, and readers become divided. We are very passionate about our men! In many Paranormal Romance Books especially, we have a wide variety to choose from.

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