Poison Princess by Kresley Cole : Book Review

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Storyline Rating : 3.5/5 stars

Series : Book 1 in The Arcana Chronicles

Brief Summary from Goodreads :

She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen-year-old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie…

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light my fire
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Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Laugh-out-loud funny–I loved it!” –New York Times bestselling author Thea Harrison
The trouble with humans is that they’re far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months–and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I’m trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!

But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.

Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I’m sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?

Praise for The Dragon Who Loved Me

“A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book.” –All Things Urban Fantasy

“Aiken aces another one.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars



I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

LIGHT MY FIRE is another masterpiece by G.A. AIKEN, and a laugh out loud installment to the DRAGON KIN SERIES.  When Elina Shestakova is sent to assassinate the White Dragon Queen, Rhiannon the White, she just cannot do it. Celyn the Charming who is part of the Dragon Queen’s guard, is tasked with taking care of Shestakova, and puts her in jail. He then forgets her for eight months, when the Queen decides to use her to get an Alliance with Anne Atli ruler of all the tribes of the Outerplains tribes. Celyn the Charming is chosen to accompany Elina to the outerplains. This book will have you laughing out loud at inappropriate times, that will have people looking at you strangely. It has all the characters that we love, especially Annwyl the Bloody. The family that brawls, argues, and drinks together, stays together, even if they do not want to. I love this book and this series, and I give it 5/5 stars. If you have not read this series, I urge you to do so.


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Friday Ramblings From An Author-Release Day

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Today’s a book release day for me. Under the Master from Forever More Publishing went on sale.

I also got my book cover for my January 2nd release from them called Copper and here’s a sneak peek-

Today was more like summer and I decided to rake leaves and catch up with my writing later. I’m hoping to have my cookbook finished very soon. I keep saying that but then I decide to add more recipes.

I did finish book four of my Big Sky County series and got it to Evernight Publishing. It will probably be either a January or February release.
Now I’m working on book five of the Kalispell Shifters series.

Any one taking part in this year’s NaWriNoMo? I’ll be heading a support group made up of some of my students and writing buddies. Last year I knew what I was going to write during November…

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Book Review: The Alloy of Law

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Title: The Alloy of Law (A Mistborn Novel)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Macmillion

Genre: Fantasy (steampunk)

Rating: 5 out of 5

So this probably isn’t the typical first Brandon Sanderson novel that people read. I know he’s famous for his original Mistborn series, as well as helping out with the Wheel of Time series and some other stuff. But the steampunk side to this really intrigued me. I’m glad this was my introduction to his unique take on magic with metals and alloys.

Even better, this was a mystery-slash-suspense-slash rescue the kidnapped damsel in distress. All very Victorian, and very wonderfully realized. Those who have read the Mistborn series undoubtedly know all about the system of magic that Sanderson has created–some individuals, known as Allomancers have abilities tied to particular metals, including steel, pewter, gold, etc. They must ingest the metal in order to use their special abilities. There’s a…

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Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants…

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