If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?
Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.
Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.
I give it - 5/5
My review - First thing first;
I NEED THE SEQUEL OMG
This story was absolutely fantastic! I loved it from start to finish!
I really thought it was going to be your typical high school witch story but it was so different and better then I thought it was going to be.
Also the cover is beautiful!
This story had me laughing, gasping and shedding a few tears and it's not a great story if it doesn't make you feel like you're there and this story did it for me.
I really felt apart of the story and it was just brilliant.
I really like Michelle's style of writing as it had me grasped from the first page. (I didn't put it down till I finished it and that was at 2am...no regrets)
It really is different from any other witch story I have read and I'm thankful for that.
I really can't wait to read the next one in the series AS I NEED IT NOW I CAN'T WAIT TILL 2015 THIS IS TORTURE...
I recommend this to everyone especially with Halloween coming up!
Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything.
Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people's masks. She discovers that her life isnât as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets...some very sinister ones.
Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, but masks her fear with a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn's new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends' true colors?
Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love.
At Palisades High School every face tells a story...
Caitlyn Davis has an unusual gift. She knows exactly how people feel. Everyone wears a mask, but she sees the hidden truth. This ability has changed her life, both for the better and worse. She can choose to ignore what she sees...but what happens when it involves the guy she loves?
Eric Shore knew getting involved with a girl who could read people was risky, but he couldn't help himself. Caitlyn is gorgeous and he loves being with her. Their relationship is going great...until she tells him that his step-brother and star basketball player, Connor, is doing drugs. Having looked up to the guy for years, Eric just can't buy it. Things only get worse when Caitlyn questions the true nature of Eric's favorite teacher.
The first year at college is supposed to be amazing, but theirs is off to a rocky start. As masks are peeled away, secrets will be exposed, dangers will be revealed, and both must decide out of the people closest to them, who is telling the truth...and who is being two-faced.
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book was released in February 2014 - True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books releasing in 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.
"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."
Snow Angels, Secrets And Christmas Cake by Sue Watson
For Tamsin Angel, Christmas is always the biggest and best… chic parties and a little showbiz sparkle are a must. This year though, things aren't going quite as planned…
With bailiffs suddenly at the door and her husband nowhere to be found, it looks like Christmas just got downsized. Moving into her sister’s flat, she wonders whether things will ever be the same again.
After losing her husband on Christmas Eve, Sam Angel has rebuilt her life around her son Jacob and her new business – The White Angel Bakery. She’s also found herself a very handsome, loving boyfriend, but is struggling to let go of the past.
Thrown together with a sprinkle of Christmas magic, Sam and Tamsin might just learn a little more about each other – and themselves. But when disaster strikes at the bakery, will they be able to save the day in time for Christmas?
I give it - 5/5
My review - This is my first christmas story and what a story to begin with! I was addicted by the first page!
I really liked this story and how it's about two sister's going through hard times and once they're living together they try and make everything better in time for christmas.
Of course most things screw up but they always try their best and be there for each other when the other one needs them.
I really liked how this story was more based on the sisters working through their problems together and trying to make everything better and I love that. There should be more stories about siblings, how they put their difference aside to sort out all the mess that's happened!
And of course there is guys in this story but I won't ruin it for you if you haven't read it so I suggest you go get this book now and have a nice christmas read.
Sue has written a wonderful story that will make you laugh, cry and just generally go awwwww!
Sebastian and Serena have lived privileged lives, their every desire tended to, with their status as the children of the country's ruler. However, the walls that contain them are not solely those of the palace, but of expectations and politics that come with their positions.
The country's solidifying alliance with Rome upon the return of a childhood acquaintance brings about changes that they never wished to see, causing devastation and despair to touch their lives and loved ones far too closely for them to sit back and do nothing any longer. They become determined to take action, even if it means that their country may not survive. Even if it means that their history would fade into nothingness, at least they would have lived freely.
I give it - 5/5
My review - What a wonderful story! This is the first story I have read by Kyra and it won't be the last.
She has such an amazing writing technique that it made the story fantastic! I really enjoyed the characters and since the first chapter I felt as if I was in the story with them!
This story really does take you on a rollercoaster of emotions and the way the characters are in the story even background characters make you feel a lot of emotions and it was such an amazing feeling when reading it.
Kyra has really wrote something here that I believe is one of the best stories I have read this year.
It was such an interesting storyline and very different from other stories I have read lately so it really stood out for me.
If you have never read anything by Kyra before I suggest you start with this story and and fall in love with it as I did.
Also how beautiful is the book cover?! I need the paperback copy of this book!
"Go!" Her father beamed pridefully at the man, standing behind his desk and gesturing to the palace walls, "Relax! Your labour deserves reward!" He looked to her quickly, "See that he has all he desires! I will prepare for celebrations!"
Her eyes shifted from her father's gaze to the man's before her, seeing that twinkle of mischief in his eyes. "I will see him properly attended," she said, lips tugging in a wider smile.
When they exited the office and large, gaudy doors were closed behind them, her brother was the first to depart down the hall, his slave promptly in tow. "No words from you, Sebastian?" Leonardo called after him.
"I have no words," Sebastian called back over his shoulder. He did his utmost to separate himself from the situation. The more things turned away from his ideals the more quickly she saw her brother distance himself from their father and, when possible, his responsibilities within the country. He wanted as little to do with them as he wanted to do with Leonardo, knowing that arguing with him would be futile and would only serve to sicken him further.
Leonardo's thin lips tugged into a smirk, one that chilled her every time, and his golden eyes shifted to her, "And you?"
"I prayed to the Gods that you would not make it back," she informed him, batting her full eyelashes sweetly. Her disdain for the man was not something dressed up in tender, flowery words as they were when in public. Even then she showed little favour for the man; something that had been able to go unnoticed by many through careful choice of words.
He was not the slightest bit surprised, a small chuckle rattling his firm chest. "My God favours me."
"Ah, but I have many more," she added, lips pulled in an all-knowing smile.
"That was not very effective, was it?"
"You are not the only one who believes that things happen for a reason." Her eyes darkened, hardened and chilled, those blue pools further resembling ice. "You have damned us all by allying us with Rome."
"I but strengthen our country."
"Strengthen us?" She scoffed. "Our strength lies in our freedom, in doing things our way, and it always has. You have allied us with tyrants who only seek to take that from us!"
"Do you mean from you?" He asked, taking an imposing step towards her. "You, one of the few heretics left in this city?"
"A heretic compared to you and your beliefs!"
"Beliefs that will be of the rest of the country soon enough."
She shook her head, breathing heavily, "You have not changed." He had not. They hadn’t seen eye-to-eye since childhood when he had been adopted into the family, residing frequently within the palace when he was not beneath his ill mother’s care in Rome. As a child, she had hoped that time away from his poisonous mother and equally venomous home would restore what damage had clearly been done to him. However, each time he arrived he only seemed more resolute in his thoughts and beliefs, unable to be swayed during his stay with them.
"Neither have you," his eyes scanned her form, infuriating her, "frankly, I expected to find you with child."
She beckoned her slave closer, never taking her eyes off the man in front of her, "You can help yourself to all you desire here, can't you?" She began walking away, her slave in tow, "It is not as though you are prudent about that," she whispered.
"And the serpent returns to paradise." She looked down an adjacent hallway, finding her brother, in darkness, leaning casually against a wall. In his matching eyes, she saw the strong concern that he had been unable to display in the office. He bit the inside of his cheek, eyes displaying true anguish as thoughts developed behind them.
"There is nothing we can do right now." She took a step closer, caressing his cheek and bringing his gaze to meet her comforting smile. "We must endure painful celebrations this night," she whispered, standing on the tips of her toes to place her forehead to her brother's, "so we must rest or see ourselves defeated."
Out of the Easy is set against the vivid backdrop of 1950s New Orleans. Written by New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys, this novel has something for everyone: love, mystery, murder, blackmail and warmth.
Josie Moraine wants out of The Big Easy - she needs more than New Orleans can offer. Known locally as a brothel prostitute's daughter, she dreams of life at an elite college, far away from here.
But then a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie caught between her ambition and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans is luring Josie deeper in as she searches for the truth, and temptation beckons at every turn.
I give it - 5/5
My review - This is the first book I've read by Ruta and I can tell it won't be the last! So many people have recommend her to me and I saw the book in a bookshop and thought, why not?!
I really found this story amazing! The story-line is very different from other books I have read and it was just spectacular!
I love the main character Josie. She is such a strong female character that you wouldn't want to mess with her. She's grown up living with a mother who sells herself to wealthy gentleman and the owner of the brothel who is more of a mother to her than her own. From a very young age she has spoke her mind and it has got her into trouble but that's what made her the person she grew up to be.
Basically she want's to leave town and go to college but knowing she's the daughter of a prostitute would not get her in anywhere but she still tries and she's extremely smart.
I think this story was just brilliant! The pace of the book, the characters, the writing style! It just fit all together and made a really great story.
If you've read any other books by Ruta let me know what you thought as I will be getting some more by her!
If you haven't read any stories by Ruta then I recommend you go to your bookstore or online and get Out Of The Easy. It will make you laugh, gasp and have you intrigued until the very end.
You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your bedsheets are officially licensed Star Wars merchandise. You're hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you've discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall. What's a geek to do? Take some tips from Eric Smith in The Geek's Guide to Dating. This hilarious primer leads geeks of all ages through the perils and pitfalls of meeting women, going on dates, getting serious, breaking up, and establishing a successful lifelong relationship (hint: it's time to invest in new bedsheets). Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek's Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.
I give it - 5/5
My review - I love, love, love this book! its so fun and interesting!
This book is mainly for guys but geeky girls can read it too and you will love it just as much as I did.
I love the different geeky refrences and it just made me enjoy this story so much! My favourite quote from this book is 'When you get past the labels, a geek is first and foremost fiercely passionate about something specific.' Which is true! if you find any geek you cold ask them about what they enjoy and they could talk for hours about it.
For me its books and World Of Warcraft!
So if you're looking for someone or just want a good read where you can read the chapters and just be like 'thats so me!' Read The Geeks Guide To Dating! You wont regret it!
When smart and sassy architect Lizzy, 29, meets alpha-male property millionaire Edward, 35, the attraction is instantaneous, but is he just an arrogant womanizer and could it all go wrong with their first encounter?
These two strong personalities both have their demons and their secrets, but Blueprint Lizzy tells her side of this compelling story, and explores the traumas in her past, the emotional angst of her previous relationship, and holds nothing back in describing the steamy, explicit sex scenes that unfold as the plot twists and turns to its climactic and unexpected ending.
A clever blend of contemporary fiction, romance and graphic sexual encounters, this novel is a truly unforgettable read, combining elements of exciting drama, romance and psychological insight.
This is a seductive and beautifully crafted novel, perfect for fans of erotic fiction, but with real emotional depth and which is unafraid to tackle thought-provoking and controversial subjects.
I give it - 5/5
My review - What a brilliant story! I haven't read that many erotica books so I thought might as well give it a go and so glad that I read this story! Lesley is such a talented author and not only that but she did all the drawings that are in the book which made that more impressive.
I was really interested by the cover and the title and it just made for a fantastic story!
Lizzy I loved! She was my favourite in this book and I know shes the main character but shes such a strong female character and can really hold her own, especially when she has sexist men around her. She really knows how to stand her grand.
The writing technique was really good in this story and just from the first page it flowed perfectly right until the end and that just made the story for me. I didn't stop reading or find parts boring it was just brilliant.
Thank you Lesley for creating Edward, just saying.
I don't really read that many detailed sex scenes but dayummmmmm!
If you're looking for a good erotica book which is filled with romance, heart break and saucy scenes this is the book for you! No young readers as it is detailed.
If you haven't read this book now go get it from Amazon and read it and fall in love with these characters. Also check out my review for Blueprint Edward here! Which tells the story from Edward's POV.
Also my interview with Lesley here! There is also a giveaway!
When alpha-male property millionaire Edward, 35, meets smart and sassy architect Lizzy, 29, the attraction is instantaneous, but is she as open and sexy as she seems, or just another calculating gold digger, and could it all go wrong with their first encounter?
These two strong personalities both have their demons and their secrets, but Blueprint Edward tells his side of this compelling story, and explores the traumas and violence in his past, the intrigue and unresolved issues surrounding his family, and holds nothing back in describing the steamy, explicit sex scenes that unfold as the plot twists and turns to its climactic and unexpected ending.
A clever blend of contemporary fiction, fast-moving action and graphic sexual encounters, this novel is a truly unforgettable read, combining elements of exciting drama, and psychological insight.
This is an intensely readable and powerful novel, perfect for fans of sexually explicit fiction that pulls no punches and is unafraid to tackle thought-provoking and controversial subjects.
I give it - 5/5
My review - There aren't many books I've read from a males POV, especially not an erotica one and when I read this I just loved it instantly.
This and Blueprint Lizzy are now on my top 5 books!
Blueprint Edward tells the story from his POV and it's so good that you won't want to put it down and even when you finish you'll want more.
Especially the way it ended, just saying.
I like how instead of doing both their POV's in one book, Lesley told the story from two different sides and it really made the whole story for me in a way. Knowing what he was thinking when she did something or what she was thinking when they were together it just made it more fantastic.
Especially reading his thoughts during the sexy times, that guy though.
I refuse to believe he's made up I want an Edward for myself. (Don't tell my boyfriend that)
If you have read Blueprint Lizzy but haven't read this then what are you waiting for?! Go to Amazon and go buy this and indulge.
And again Lesley's writing technique and the way it flows all the way through made for another brilliant story and I can't wait to see what she writes next!