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Review: Losing Control by Nina Croft

Format read: ebook provided by the publisher
Series: Babysitting a Billionaire, #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Aug. 12, 2013
Number of pages: 250 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Author’s website | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Publisher’s Website

Four years after escaping her abusive ex-husband, Kim finally believes she’s in control of her life and her emotions and she’s determined to never risk either again with a man. She has a great home, a job as a security specialist which she loves, and Jake for a best friend. But things are a tad lonely in the sex department, so she decides to embark on a no-strings-affair with one of her hot co-workers. And who better to help her remember how to lure a man than her best friend?

Jake has wanted Kim from the moment he first saw …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Review: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Format Read: eARC from Netgalley.
Genre: YA, Magical Realism.
Release Date: June 1, 2013.
Number of pages: 350 pages.
Publisher: Flux.
Formats Available: ebook, paperback.
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Powells, Book Depository, Amazon, Author.
Book Blurb:

I can’t weep. I can’t fear. I’ve grown talented at pretending.

Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.

Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her …

1 Star,Draconismoi,featured,Review     19 Jun 2013 Comments Off on Review: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Post Thumbnail of Review: The Queen Is Dead by Kate Locke

Review: The Queen Is Dead by Kate Locke

Review: The Queen is Dead by Kate Locke.

Format Read: ebook.

Number of Pages: 336.

Release Date: February 5, 2013.

Publisher: Orbit.

Genre: Urban Fantasy.

Series: The Immortal Empire #2.

Formats Available: Hardback, ebook, audiobook.

Purchasing Info: Author, Goodreads, Book Depository, Amazon.

Book Blurb:

Nothing lasts forever—and immortality isn’t all its cracked up to be.

When her brother Val gets in over his head in an investigation of Half-Blood disappearances and goes missing himself, it’s up to Xandra, newly crowned Goblin Queen, to get him back and bring the atrocities to light. Xandra must frequent the seediest parts of London, while also coping with what she is, the political factions vying for her favor, and the all too-close scrutiny of Queen Victoria, who wants her head. Add this to a being a suspect in a murder investigation, a werewolf boyfriend with demands of his own, and a mother hell bent on destroying the monarchy, and Xandra …

1 Star,Draconismoi,Fantasy     18 Apr 2013 10 comments
Post Thumbnail of ARC Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

ARC Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Format Read:e-ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss
Number of Pages:320 pages
Release Date:February 12th 2013
Publisher:Gallery Books
Series: Beautiful Bastard, #1
Formats Available: Paperback, e-book, Audio
Purchasing Info: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two million reads online.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Love Unscripted by Tina Reber

Review: Love Unscripted by Tina Reber

Format Read:E-Book purchased by reviewer
Number of Pages:670 pages
Release Date:May 25th 2011
Series: Love, #1
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle Edition, e-book, audiobook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads Authors Website | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever think that accepting a role in an unknown film would toss his career into overdrive. His new fame has cost him dearly; anonymity is no longer an option. His fans stalk him, the paparazzi hound him, and Hollywood studios all want a piece of him. Despite all of that, Ryan Christensen craves the most basic of human needs – to have love in his heart and privacy in his life.

Taryn Mitchell, the story’s protagonist, is a …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Forbidden Magic by Cheyenne McCray

Review: Forbidden Magic by Cheyenne McCray

Format Read:Paperback copy purchased by reviewer
Number of Pages:440 pages
Release Date:November 29th 2005
Publisher:St. Martin’s Press
Series: Magic, #1
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle Edition, e-book
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Book Depository US, Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

Cheyenne McCray’s paranormal romances seduce with an award-winning combination of heat and fantasy. Now, she weaves the first tale in an enthralling new series sizzling with dark magic and dangerous desires. Prepare to be spellbound by Forbidden Magic…

D’Anu witch Silver Ashcroft knows she walks a perilous line by practicing gray magic. But it’s the only way to protect herself from the evil that surrounds her. After the horrors she has witnessed, Silver thinks she is ready for anything…until the most intensely arousing being she has ever encountered swiftly–and sensuously–proves her wrong…

Hawk is a Tuatha D’Danann …

Post Thumbnail of  My Experience with the Romance genre: Draconismoi Reads a Romance. From Start to Finish.

My Experience with the Romance genre: Draconismoi Reads a Romance. From Start to Finish.

Wow, crazy month. Full of firsts.

First wedding I didn’t want to object too. First time off work. First completely spontaneous vacation. First time in New Mexico. First time separated from my laptop. (I know, I’ve been neglecting my fellow book lovers. But not my glorious books. 🙂 )

During my trip, I found an old school book exchange. Predictably filled with romances. Not one single non-romance title. And there I was, stranded, for two hours. What to do?

Is it possible that I am unfairly biased against an entire genre based on a few notoriously ridiculous tropes? This is my chance to give romance a fair shake. I WILL READ A ROMANCE! One without rape, iffy issues of consent, minors, or hideously awful misogyny.

There go the historicals and bondage. Which leaves me with two choices. One of which involves a cowboy. The other a chef. Cheffing it is! I am hungry, so we’re …

Post Thumbnail of Dual Review: A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry

Dual Review: A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry

Format read: ebook received from the publisher through NetGalley
Release Date: 1 November 2012
Number of pages: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s websiteAmazon, KindleBook Depository


Bronte Talbott follows all of the exploits of the British royals. After all, they’re the world’s most preeminent dysfunctional family. And who is she to judge? Bronte’s own search for love isn’t going all that well, especially after her smooth-talking Texan boyfriend abruptly leaves her in the dust.

Bronte keeps a lookout for a rebound to help mend her broken heart, and when she meets Max Heyworth, she’s certain he’s the perfect transition man. But when she discovers he’s a duke, she has to decide if she wants to stay with him for the long haul and deal with the opportunities– and challenges– of becoming a royal.

Our Thoughts: 

Marlene: A Royal Pain was just that, an absolute pain to read. I …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Turned by Morgan Rice

Review: Turned by Morgan Rice

Format read: ebook
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 24 January 2011
Length: 129 pages
Publisher: Morgan Rice Publishing
Formats available: ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

Eighteen year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her.

But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed–by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Afterlife by Claudia Gray

Review: Afterlife by Claudia Gray

Format read: paperback
Genre: Paranormal YA
Release Date: 8 March 2011
Length: 360 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Formats available: ebook, paperback, hardcover
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

The battle between vampires and wraiths begins…

It’s going to be okay, Lucas, I thought. We’re dead, but we can still be together. Nothing matters more than that. We’re stronger than death. Now nothing else ever has to come between us. You and I never have to be apart again.

My Thoughts:

The first two books in this series were childish at best, Hourglass started to make up for these downfalls, but Afterlife? It ruined any chance of redemption for this series.

To save his life, Lucas has been turned, now he has to deal with the knowledge that he has joined the ranks of the monsters he has been trained from birth to …

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