Saturday, December 14, 2013

Quick Thought reviews

Sometimes I read a book where I just don't have a lot to say about it. Hence the name quick thought reviews. These will be short and sweet.

First Bite
Author:Dani Harper
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Dark Wolf Book #1
ISBN:  1477807594
ISBN13: 9781477807590
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Netgalley

Geneva “Neva” Ross doesn’t want to die. But now that she’s been turned into a werewolf against her will, she’ll do anything to protect her family and friends…even if that means taking her own life.

After witnessing Neva’s leap from a high ledge, Travis Williamson—a Changeling with a dark past—uses his powers to save her life. He feels a connection to the strong-willed woman whose eyes flash that familiar Changeling green. While Neva is hospitalized, Travis risks everything to kidnap her, knowing the approaching full moon will put everyone in jeopardy.

Bickering constantly to hide their growing attraction, Travis and Neva run from the authorities…and from Neva’s sinister sire, Meredith de la Ronde. Meredith delights in creating new shape-shifters and compelling them to do her dark bidding; now Neva must join Meredith’s murderous wolf pack…or die.

Intensely suspenseful with deliciously sexy twists, this paranormal romance—the first in (the title of series)—intertwines sensual passion with an epic, thrilling battle between good and evil.

Neva has no clue what's really happening to her, all she knows is that she is about to change into a monster and that is the last thing she wants. Travis likes to keep to himself and but when he watches Neva jump to her death his wolf pushes him to save her. The romance between the two is OK but it didn't blow me away.

I enjoyed the storyline but the pace was a little off to me and the characters didn't draw me in like I was expecting. I appreciated the little twists and turns the story brought with it. It was a good start to the series but I recommend borrowing before you buy for this one.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 Mine to Tarnish
Author:Janeal Falor
Release Date: December 2, 2013
Publisher: Chardonian Press
Mine Book #0.5
ISBN:  149281735X
ISBN13: 9781492817352
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source:Netgalley

Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run.

Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because if caught, the best she can hope for is death.

Although short MINE TO TARNISH had not problem pulling me in and making me feel invested in the characters. The whole world that Janeal introduces us to interested me. The people, the setting, the story of what the woman go through and what some are willing to do to escape their situations. I cant wait to read more.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Irresistible Magic
Author:Deanna Chase
Release Date: November 8, 2013
Publisher: Bayou Moon Press
ISBN13: 9781940299020
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Netgalley

Finding the perfect dress can be hell... especially when a stranger tries to gun you down in broad daylight.

Void agent and magical baker extraordinaire, Willow Rhoswen has been anticipating her first date with Talisen Kavanagh since she was sixteen. After eight years of waiting, there are only two things that can stand in her way--an assassination attempt and a new game-changing drug.

Talisen's invented a new elixir that creates superhumans, ones that can rival vampire strength, and everyone wants it. Including the vampires. With Willow's life on the line, he makes a deal with the devil, while she's forced to accept the always-strings-attached protection from the most notorious vampire organization in New Orleans.

But when Talisen and his drug go missing, Willow will stop at nothing to find him, even if it means working with her vampire-ex, David. With souped-up humans, dangerous vampires, and more questions than answers, Willow has less than twenty-four hours to find him before everything changes forever.

I was so happy with how INFLUENTIAL MAGIC ended that I am sad that I was so disappointing with how IRRESISTIBLE MAGIC ended. The storyline was still interesting but I felt like the relationship aspect of the story totally brought me down. By the end I was asking myself what the point of Talisen and Willow fighting so hard in book 1 was for. The storyline was missing some of the suspense I enjoyed with book 1 as well. Ugh. What a bummer.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.