Wednesday, August 22, 2018

REVIEW: Blood Cure by K.A. Linde


     
Featuring the conclusion to  the Blood Type series today.
What BLOOD CURE is about: The world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires. She had the world on her shoulders. Now she has nothing. Reyna Carpenter was twenty-one when she became a live-in blood escort for the ruthless and darkly handsome vampire Beckham Anderson. She thought this was just a small price to pay for feeding her brothers back home. But nothing went as planned. Not even her tumultuous relationship with Beckham. And now she wonders if anything will ever be the same again. As she finds herself in the midst of a losing rebellion, she and her trusted friends must flee from a city conquered by the vampire elite. With their plans blown to pieces and everything they knew and loved gone, their future hangs in the balance. Despite all she has lost, Reyna must rise from the ashes, reclaim the life that was stolen—and complete her mission, once and for all. 

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MY THOUGHTS:

 Blood Cure is the last in the Blood Type Series. It allows the reader to get lost in a fascinating dystopian paranormal universe. Admittedly, I have not read any of the previous and must start by recommending you not(seriously don’t) make my mistake and start with this book. This story dives right into the middle of the action and kills our hero in the first scene. Like *poof* he’s gone. As a reader I was saying, what? But I was given this as an ARC and, therefore, stuck it out.
There are quite a few fun twists in the story of Beckham and Reyna. In this book we read Reyna lose her soulmate and pick herself up. However, I’m not entirely sold on this character. That being said, the bond between her and Beckham is well portrayed and enjoyable (and spoiler: he returns...yes, great relief her soulmate wasn’t gone forever).
Writing style and world building: excellent!

Overall: Good read. Probably not a re-read for me. I think readers would enjoy it most if the first two in the series are read first.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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About THE LAST LETTER (Coming 2/26/2019):

Beckett,

If you’re reading this, well, you know the “last-letter” drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there were any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: Get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.

Ryan

 

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About Rebecca Yarros: Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee and chocolate. She is the author of the award-winning Flight & Glory series and The Renegades. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to her Apache pilot for seventeen years. When she's not writing, she's tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with her husband, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and their menagerie of pets. Having adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, Rebecca is a passionate advocate for children through her non-profit, One October.    

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Monday, August 6, 2018

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Dry Spell

Featuring DRY SPELL by Mia London & Susan Sheehey on the blog today.

About Dry Spell: She believes in success. He believes in a carefree lifestyle.

  Driven and work-obsessed, Samantha Callahan’s specialty is conquering a man’s world. With her next promotion within grasp, the one thing she lacks may be the very thing that gives her the edge she needs. A well-deserved vacation with her best friends may be overdue, but nothing will stand in the way of her success. Not even the gorgeous, unambitious surfer boy next door.   Beach hottie Chase Bradshaw ditched corporate America to follow his dreams of the stress-free salt life. When Sam walks onto his beach, he can practically see the uptight personality oozing from her pores. The woman desperately needs something other than work to keep her up at night. He’s just the man to coax the vixen out of her.   Lucky for her, Chase just happens to surf as well as he sizzles in the bedroom.  

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MY THOUGHTS:

This book features Samantha our career-driven, workaholic who is whisked away by her BFF for a forced beach vacation from work. Samantha isn’t kidnapped. She acquiesces. On vaca she meets Chase, the surfer dude who’s actually wealthy from a previous career in real estate. His high moral compass directs him to do something charitable with his life, which turns out to be building an autism center.  He was a sexy, kind character, no doubt, but I wished for a bit more damage or baggage to give him more dimensions. The authors know how to steam up the pages, which was enjoyable. No question on the physical connection between the characters.

I hate to admit it, but I had a hard time getting into this book, which I think is because the pacing felt off. There was buildup from a destroyed computer in the first chapter that got dropped. Somehow Samantha made her presentation without problem, but the incident was taking the story one way only to feel shunted in another direction. There were other instances like this in the book. However, overall it’s a cute, fast read. 
 I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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About Susan:

Susan Sheehey writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. The Knights of Texas series (contemporary romance novellas) is available on Kindle. The Royals of Solana series (romantic suspense & adventure) is available on all e-retailers and in paperback, along with her contemporary romance standalone, Audrey's Promise. Water plays a crucial element in all of her novels, and she's a strong advocate for Autism Awareness. She tried to give up Diet Coke, and it didn't take. When not writing, she's chasing after her two children, and being pampered by her husband in Texas. Follow her at www.SusanSheehey.com or on Facebook, Twitter @SusieWriter, Amazon, and BookBub. Join her monthly newsletter for goodies and sneak peaks. https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/p5b0i9

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About Mia:

Mia loves to write! She’s been reading fiction for years and finally decided that the images and scenes floating around in her head needed to make it to paper. She’s a huge fan of romance, highly optimistic, and wildly faithful to the HEA (happily ever after). She’s inspired by most anything around her. And her biggest obstacle is not having enough time to get it all down on paper (or my computer, as the case may be). Her goal is create a fantasy you will enjoy with characters you could love. She lives in Texas with her attentive, loving, super-model husband, and her perfectly behaved, brilliant children. Her produce never wilts, there are no weeds in her flowerbeds, and chocolate is her favorite food group. And then she wakes up.  

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