Thursday, February 26

Review: The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons

Title: The Hidden Library
By: Heather Lyons
Series: The Collectors' Society
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . .

Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.

On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.

Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.


I had the release day countdown ticking in my head until I could get my hands on this book – that is how amazing that I knew this story was going to be.  And, it did not fail me.

It blows my mind how well Lyons can take all these childhood favorites of mine, twist and turn them into either characters that I love or despise and then build the most creative world around them.  I cannot tell you how wonderful the first book was and the second book is just as amazing.  The situations that Lyons puts these characters in are intense, thoughtful, dangerous, loving, and all around kick butt. 

I would have to say that the most beautiful part about this series (of course, besides the wonderful world the Lyons created) is the love between Alice and Finn and the heart-breaking separation between Alice and the White King.  My heart is still fluttering from the amount of love in this book and the dedication each one shows to the other.

It is also still skipping beats from all of the intense action in this book.  For me, it feels like Lyons has planned out this wonderful series to the absolute best.  No part is dull. There was not a time where I skimmed or skipped. I soaked up all of Alice and Finn’s world into my core and lived everything with them.  Their world was my world and I can’t wait to get back to it. I will have to start another release day countdown in my head until the third book in this series is released. 

Again, this world is brilliantly thought out and brought to life with Lyon’s amazing mind and writing skills. Please give this series a try because I highly doubt that you will have no other feeling than love for it.   

Saturday, February 21

Blog Tour Review: Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: Ember
By: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite #5
My Copy: Ebook for Tour Review
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I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster.
I know only pain and survival.
That is until the Cappo's sister walked into my life.
And changed everything.
She's a light who makes my darkness darker, her smile makes my heart turn to ice, and I can't escape the fear her seductive looks instill--knowing it's only a matter of time before I fail--again, and take her for myself.
This is the story of my redemption.
But it's not pretty...I died, and now I'm alive, but not living, breathing but not surviving. I am Phoenix De Lange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra.
And I will have my vengeance.
Or die trying.
I am Phoenix De Lange.
Death is all I know.
Until she offers me a piece of life--I can't resist taking.

More About Rachel
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at

The Eagle Elite series is my favorite of all the mafia novels I have come across. From the start it has been one action packed thrilling ride slightly wraps up one story while dropping you in the middle of another two steps from the landmine. This book was truly a test of talent. After spending so much time portraying Pheonix as the villain Rachel successful conquered the grueling task of twisting the imagery to lead us into another powerful romance. Bee and Pheonix neither one have had a easy life up until now, and Pheonix is trying his hardest to change his spots. I am an absolute sucker for the villain turned victim, and his story is the genuine article. Raised at the hands of a monster he has learned how to survive even at the cost of his own sanity. I think it is only right that you see him find light at the end of the tunnel. It is only right that Bee  discover she can find a home that she has always dreamed. Not only with Pheonix, but that this family that runs deeper than blood can be one to her as well. This is anything, but an easy read. I see some sensitive readers having an issue with the past Pheonix has lived, and Bee acceptance and willingness to overlook it. My personal opinion of the story is that Rachel has taken a very touchy and questionable topic, and wrapped it into this powerful and dark realistic story proving that love can be found anywhere. I love the raw and gritty story, so this was absolutely not a problem for me. I love this series, and just can not say enough, about this wonderfully talented author. If you want to learn more just jump back to every review from the previous titles in this series we have read them all. 

Tuesday, February 17

Upcoming Release Highlight: Collision by Evie Harper

By: Evie Harper
Series: Street Kings #1
Release: March 31st, 2015

When I was fourteen years old, I killed for the first time. That day I learned cruelty wasn’t only within the walls we had just escaped.
It hasn’t been easy growing up in the middle of a war. A struggle to find shelter. Fighting to protect our bodies against the corruption of the streets. Nobody cared about the street kids who had to beg and steal to eat.
We are the Portland Street Kings – A family forged through loyalty not blood. To get through this life of broken dreams alive, we’ve become hard, uncaring and merciless. We do what must be done to keep our family safe, we will harm those who stand against us. 
We have it all, feared and respected by those on the streets. Then she collided into my world, and with her came demons from my past, back to haunt us all.

About this author

Evie Harper is an Aussie author who released her debut novel, YOU LOVED ME AT MY DARKEST in 2014. It was quickly followed up by YOU LOVED ME AT MY WEAKEST in Nov 2014. The third and final book in the YOU LOVED ME series will be YOU LOVED ME AT MY UGLIEST coming mid-2015. Each story is a standalone with a HEA. However the series is best read in order.

Evie is an Australian author whose passion for reading lead her into writing. Evie spends her days writing angsty, heartbreaking love stories and creating happily ever afters. When Evie isn’t writing you can find her reading or spending time with her husband and two children. (Goodreads Author Bio)

Upcoming Release Highlight: Unforgettable by Sophie Davis

This is by far one of my favorite series adventures. It has been a long and tedious wait for more to this series, but I am so happy to see that it is finally time to add more. Sophie Davis is an incredible author with a wonderfully creative imagination and captivating voice. If you have not had the pleasure of experiencing her wonderful style for action and dramatics just take a little chance on the first book. It's okay when you finish book four, or five if it is out before you have finished, you can tell me just how right I was with this suggestion. 

By: Sophie Davis
Series: Untalented Saga #4.5
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015

When Talia and Erik leave Washington after UNITED's attack on TOXIC, they have no idea that the war has just begun. The Talented are about to lose their citizenry, their status, their entire lives.
With the Creation drug wreaking havoc on Erik, the couple relocates to Eden - an island community of Talented refugees from around the globe. Though it's supposed to be paradise for the residents, where they can live without fear or containment, Eden turns out to be anything but.
Before the duo strikes out to save their brethren, they must first help an old ally who's proven to be an enemy in the past. But what consequences will they face for doing so? And what will happen when a ghost materializes with an ulterior agenda?
New alliances will form. Truths will be revealed. And the lives of all of the Talented will be forever changed.
It's go time.

*Unforgettable is a novel between novels- the time between Created and Inescapable from the voice that you know and love: Talia's*

Other Novels: The Talented Saga: Talented, Hunted, Caged, Captivated, Created; The Kenly Chronicles: Exiled; The Nightmares Trilogy: Pawn; The Blind Barriers Trilogy: Fragile Facade, Platinum Prey
Upcoming Novels: The Talented Saga: Inescapable; The Blind Barriers Trilogy: Vacant Voices; The Nightmares Trilogy: Sacrifice, Checkmate
Social Networks:
~ Twitter: @SophieDavisBook
Author Bio:
"Sophie Davis" is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in 2005 and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born. When the Talented Saga went on to be an internationally bestselling series, the girls decided to throw caution to the wind and follow their shared life-long dream of being writers.

The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. with a poodle and a rescued mutt. The pups are their faithful companions—with frequent social media appearances—as the girls navigate the world of Indie Publishing.
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Monday, February 16

Review: Driven by Fate by Tessa Bailey

Title: Driven by Fate
By: Tessa Bailey
Series: Serve #5
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
BookWhisperer's Rating: 

Francesca “Frankie” De Luca always pays her debts. Even when it means stepping inside Serve, the sensuous Manhattan club that caters to particular adult desires. For Frankie, it's a taste of something she's always wanted, and never received. Until a sharply dressed Brit orders her into his room, and instructs her to undress before delivering the carnal punishment she so desperately needs. Then he offers Frankie a deal she can't refuse—and the only thing she owes him is submission...

As I sit here at my laptop, I have no idea what kind of world I stepped into and just experienced.  Tessa Bailey always knocks books out of the park and she did it with this one as well but it was completely different than the other ones that I have read.  Frankie and Porter were a little rougher, a little dirtier, took things a little farther than normal and it was a ride!

Porter was all kinds of dirty, like off the charts dirty.  I haven’t read that kind of character from Tessa ever.  Yes, normally her male characters are dirty-mouthed and all alpha like but Porter was so much more.  She paired Porter with a wonderful character Frankie who couldn’t keep her mouth shut if she tried and the best part was that it tried Porter’s patience.

I loved that Frankie refused to take charity, that she was sassy, and every once and a while, she would make Porter (the hard Brit) smile.  In fact, she turned his world around and he didn’t even expect it.  I love it when the world spins on its axis!