Wednesday, 30 July 2014

WWW Wednesday (3): 7/30/2014

**WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading!**

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

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


What are you currently reading?
I seriously have this horrible habit of reading multiple books at once and right now I have a couple...ahem...okay 4. The Queen of the Tearling and Kiss of Deception were originally eARCs but for me they are both just books I need physical copies of. So I bought The Queen of the Tearlling and still waiting to purchase Kiss of Deception. Avenge Me was another eARC and Found In Us was sent to me by Layla Hagen.

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)Avenge Me (Fifth Avenue Trilogy, #1)Found in Us (Lost, #2)

What did you recently finish reading?
Woot, I recently finished 5 books! I've just notice they were all Romance novels! My full review for The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton can be found here. The other four reviews will be posted on Thursday and Friday!

The Wedding Trap 4/5 Stars
The Agent Next Door 5/5 Stars
Stealing the Groom 5/5 Stars
Lover Unknown 4.5/5 Stars
The Wedding Trap (Second Service, #1)The Agent Next Door (Second Service, #2)Stealing the Groom
The Wicked Confessions Of Lady Cecelia StantonLover Unknown

What do you think you'll read next?
Hopefully I won't be in a reading slump one I finish my current pile of books! I'll be reading two books that were provided to me from the authors. First up, Harp's Voice which is the second book in a duology and then Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y. Burgoa.

Harp's Voice (Harp's Song #2)Where Life Takes You (Life, #1)

What books are on your WWW Wednesday post? Please feel free to comment and leave your link below sharing what your currently reading and what you'll be reading next!

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Waiting on Wednesday (2): Of Metal and Wishes

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**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

Of Metal and Wishes

Author: Sarah Fine
Series: Of Metal and Wishes, #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Expected Publication Date: August 5th
Format: Hardcover, ebook



There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.

Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including their outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her … for a very long time.
As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen must confront her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the Ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. She must decide whom she can trust, because as her heart is torn, the factory is exploding around her … and she might go down with it.


Of Metal and Wishes has been on my TBR shelf since April, and I remember thinking that August was too far away. NOW IT'S ALMOST HERE!! So why am I so excited for this book? Excuse me, but did you read that synopsis?! This book is going to be one of my favourite reads for 2014. I can feel it.

Another reason (actually the main and first thing that drew me to this book), look at the cover. FINALLY!! Diversity for the win! Come on, admit it. How often do you see diverse book covers? I have already given this 5 stars in my mind (not one of those people that rates a book on GR before it's released).

Is Of Metal and Wishes on your TBR list? If not, is it one that might make it there one day? Please feel free to leave me links below to your WoW!

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

August // Bout of Books 11

Bout of Books 11

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. 

**For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team.**

Countdown: 19 Days

Back in May (2014) I participated in the Bout of Books 10.0 on my old blog ImaginativeMinds! It was my first read-a-thon ever and I was extremely nervous and didn't know what to expect, but I loved every minute of it! It was a great experience, so I'm so happy there's another one taking place! 

I'll be posting a separate post that will include my goals and TBR closer to August 18th!! If you want to join in (which I highly recommend) be sure to click on Bout of Books blog above!

Are you participating in Bout of Books 11? Is this a read-a-thon you might be interested in joining? Feel free to leave me some comments below!

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Cover Reveal : Tempted by a Rogue Prince

It's here, it's here! The cover for Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton is HERE!!

Tempted by a Rogue Prince

Author: Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates, #3
Genre: Adult Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Felicity Heaton
Expected Publication Date: August 9th, 2014
Format: Paperback, ebook
Source: Felicity Heaton
Pre-Order: iBooks | Kobo

Tempted by a Rogue Prince is due for release in ebook and paperback on August 9th 2014 and will be available from all major online book retailers.

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?


Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:

Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar – coming in 2015

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About the Author

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Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Review: The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton

The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton  

Author: Viveka Portman
Series: Regency Diaries
Genre: Erotica, Romance, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publication Date: December 1st, 2013
Format: ebook
Pages: 72
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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When faced with a rakish, lusty husband, what is a proper English wife to do but educate herself in the art of bedplay? “Marriages are strange things, none stranger perhaps than this betwixt me and my lord husband.” Lady Cecelia is married to the dashing and philandering Lord William Stanton, a situation that would distress even the most composed and refined gently-born lady. However, Cecelia has a secret balm to her dissatisfaction: her maid, Bess Miller. Cecelia’s inexperience and William’s insatiable appetites fuel her desire to learn, and Bess is a willing teacher. Then, when Cecelia blossoms into pregnancy and can no longer accommodate William’s needs, he distances himself, and Bess becomes her only solace and comfort — and the channel for her most intimate desires. As Cecelia struggles to understand her own feelings, gossip begins to spread. William starts asking questions, and wicked confessions must be made..

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First Impression
This is only 72 pages?! I thought I would be getting a full novel, hopefully Viveka Portman is able to cover all her bases within 72 pages...

Opening Lines
Thursday 17th June 1813 Wiltshire, England.
"I am with child, again. In the unfortunate event I do not recover from this birth, I write my confessions in this diary. I do so in the hope that should word of my most intimate affairs ever become public, then these confessions may give insight t into the reasons behind them."

The Good

Cover - I think the cover for this book is absolutely beautiful! I like the choice of a close up and the colours in the background, very intriguing and eye-catching!

The Bad / The In-Between

The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton was more focused on sex than historical romance. With how this was described I had expected it to be written in the form of diary entries. However the narration made it hard to follow and it no longer felt like diary entries. 

While Lady Cecelia and Bess were interesting characters there was a lack of a real connection. I do not feel like Viveka Portman successfully described Lady Cecelia’s feelings for Bess much less Bess’ feelings for Lady Cecelia. All she does is state it, but there was no description or building up to Lady Cecelia realizing her feelings for Bess and this bothered me.

And then there’s William, ugh. While he was crude and disloyal all she kept describing was how handsome he was. This description of William made it impossible for me to like him or sympathize for Lady Cecelia’s lack of a backbone. I have no idea what woman would actually be attracted to a man like him.

Lasting Impression

Overall, I felt that The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton was more of an outline/draft rather than a final copy. This is the second book in a series and I don't think I'll bother to go back and read book 1 or read book 3. 

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  2.5 Stars

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