Monday, April 27, 2015

A Review of Maxon by Christine Bauer and other stuff.

Maxon (Angelbound #4) by Christina Bauer 5*

BLURB: Prince Maxon may be twenty-two years old now, but he’s still haunted by his boyhood abduction and torture in Hell. To deal with his past, Maxon limits his present-day activities to killing demons and seducing women. No long-term relationships. No combat too dangerous. No problem, right?
Maxon’s life has stalled out. The old thrills aren't there anymore, either on the battlefield or in the bedroom. While staking out his next fight, Maxon meets what seems like just another girl after a good time. What he gets is a close encounter with Lianna, a lady warrior with ties to the mysterious elemental rulers called the monarkki. It’s love at first fight. Trouble is, Lianna’s running from a dark history of her own, and her elemental enemies are closing in. When Lianna gets taken, Maxon realizes that after years of wrong choices and dead ends, the right woman is worth risking it all.
Book contains adult language and sexuality. Can be read as a standalone.

My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley You know that book that you mean to open and just read one chapter before doing something else then find you can't put it down for any reason? No? Well read this one and you will know what I am talking about. I haven't read all of the Angelbound books but luckily for me this one can stand alone and was riveting to boot. The main Characters were well written and had very interesting personalities. The action was strong and believable even though it dealt with fantastical creatures and situations. I cannot say much without spoilering so suffice to say I highly recommend this book if you enjoy fantasy action and a believable romance.

Other than the above book I have read a few others since last week and listened to one or two good ones (look on my goodreads read list for more info about that). I have also done two more parts on both my Sophie's Universe blankets. Pictures can be found here.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A quiet week bookwise

I've not read a lot as I've been busy with my crocheting and listening to music or audiobooks. I finished all the lapghans for my girls and this is what they look like

I also managed to reach the end of part 7 on both Sophie's Universe blankets

On the book side of things this is a list of what I've read

Foolish Encounters : A Rainbow Gold Anthology by Amy Lane, Angel Martinez, Tali Spencer, Tinnean, Elin Gregory, J C Wallacem and Freddy MacKay 5*

FairySmacked (Blood-Hound Book 1) by Declan Sands 4*

Love Comes Around (Senses, #4) by Andrew Grey 4*

Soldier Mine (Thresl Chronicles, #1) by Amber Kell 4*

A Tiny Matchmaker for Two Star-Crossed Mates (Lone Wolf Pack, #6.1)by Anya Byrne 3*

Taking Inventory, a Hammer story by Sean Michael 2*

I also finished listening to Alpha Trine by Lexi Ander Narrated by Michael Steillman 5* and Pony (Guards of Folsom, #3) by S.J.D. Peterson Narrated by Rusty Topsfield 5*

Monday, April 13, 2015

Another Monday update

Wildfire by Mina Khan 4*
BLURB: Lynn Hana Alexander is a 25-year-old Japanese American shape-shifter haunted by guilt. She’s been questioning herself and her dragon abilities ever since she failed to save her grandmother.
When her best friend is threatened by mysterious fires burning up acres of West Texas, Lynn rushes to the rescue determined not to fail again. However, with a tempting firefighter, a flirty city developer and dragon pheromones distracting her, how is she going to find the arsonist?
And worse: is her primary suspect a malicious rogue dragon or the love of her life?
*** Author's Note: Wildfire is a paranormal mystery with romantic elements. It is not a traditional romance. I hope y'all enjoy the read!***

My Review: Dragons & Cowboys! What is not to like about that? I certainly liked everything about the book. It had strong vibrant characters and a good strong plot line with a nice little bit of mystery thrown in on top of a lot of emotional turmoil. All in all I think this was a good book for a non traditional romance.