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MY BOOKS TO READ FOR REVIEW LIST PAGE 2

  1. RUMOR HAS IT – JILL SHALVIS
  2. MAGIG AND LOSS – NANCY A. COLLINS
  3. THE DARKEST CRAVING – GENA SHOWALTER
  4. LAST KISS GOODNIGHT – GENA SHOWALTER
  5. BLACK AND BLUE – GENA SHOWALTER
  6. BEAUTY AWAKENED – GENA SHOWALTER
  7. KISS OF TEMPTATION -SANDRA HILL
  8. EDGE OF SANITY – SHANNON K. BUTCHER
  9. HAUNTED MOON – YASMIN GALENORN
  10. AUTUMN WHISPERS -YASMIN GALENORN
  11. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD – LEIGH GREENWOOD
  12. CHICKS KICK BUTT – ANTHOLOGY
  13. PERSONAL DEMON – KELLY ARMSTRONG
  14. LIVING WITH THE DEAD – KELLY ARMSTRONG
  15. MEN OF THE OTHERWORLD – KELLY ARMSTRONG
  16. IF YOU SEE HER – SHILOH WALKER
  17. STOLEN – SHILOH WALKER
  18. ALL RILED UP – LORI FOSTER
  19. RUN THE RISK – LORI FOSTER
  20. TWO WEEKS NOTICE – RACHEL CAIN
  21. TERMINATED – RACHEL CAIN
  22. BE MINE – ANTHOLOGY
  23. WYOMING BRIDE – JOAN JOHNSTON
  24. BEAUTY AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER -LORI AUSTIN
  25. BLOOD BEFORE SUNRISE – AMANDA BONILLA
  26. SHAEDES OF GRAY – AMANDA BONILLA
  27. CHANGELING -KELLY MEDING
  28. FIRELIGHT -KRISTEN CALLIHAN
  29. QUINN -R.C. RYAN
  30. HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS – KATIE LANE
  31. THE MYSTERY WOMAN – AMANDA QUICK
  32. BEST SERVED COLD – JOE ABERCROMBIE

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BLACK HEART BY CHRISTINA HENRY

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         Publication Date:         October 29, 2013
As a former Agent of Death, Madeline Black is no stranger to witnessing violent ends. But being the one to cause them is an entirely different story…
Despite her having saved Chicago from a vampire invasion, the Agency wants to get Maddy off their payroll—permanently. With the deadly Retrievers hot on her trail, she has no choice but to trust Nathaniel to port her to safety. But even the exotic and dangerous world that she winds up in is not as peaceful as she would have hoped. Caught in a turf war between a group of fae and a disturbingly familiar foe, Maddy soon discovers that the twisted plots of her grandfather, Lucifer, and his brothers extend even into this unknown realm.
Now, with enemies gathering on all sides, Maddy’s fate is looking darker than ever. And to protect her unborn son from her adversaries, she may have to tap into a power she hoped never to access…
I was given this book by Net Galley for an honest review.
**Spoiler Alert**
Black Heart is a fast paced, roller-coaster ride of a book. The character development and story line are very well done. For most of the book it is jus Maddy on another world. She was sent there by Nathaniel when the retrievers were sent after her by the Agency. She realizes that she is truly alone, and tries to find her way back to her world. In trying to locate the portal she has to destroy a threat that she has encountered before, the Cimic. In doing so she comes across her Uncle Daharan in his dragon form. She does not know why , but she feels a connection with him. When she returns to Chicago she has no homed to return to, for the retrievers have burned it down. J.B. finds her and takes her to his place. Things go horribly wrong from there very fast, and Maddy does not know who to trust anymore. She does not know who is behind the new threat, but now she has to kill Queen Titania before she kills her.
Maddy now has to embrace the darkness inside herself to kill one of the oldest Fae, otherwise Queen Titania will kill her and raise her son and teach him to hate her. After  she kills the Queen, the Agency sends the retrievers once again and Maddy breaks the chains that the agency has on the retrievers. Maddy now controls the retrievers, and fins out that Puck was behind it all.
I loved Black Heart and recommend this book to everyone so I give it 5/ 5 stars,

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BOOK REVIEW: MISTRESS BY JAMES PATTERSON

This was my seventh James Patterson’s book and I would say he writes better when he is not co-authoring. There were times when I read his Alex Cross‘ series or Women’s Mystery Club series and when I read his Private series or the Mistress. The difference would be in front of you. The difference is like between the day and the night. This fact may be true that he has sold more than combining Stephen King, Dan Brown and John Grisham, also, 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds The New York Times record for most bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author but books like Mistress, it feels gone are those days when James Patterson was a real Page turner. It is just not his class or I would say, it’s not him. It’s a disgrace the way his books are written nowadays. Mistress being lengthy novel of 448 pages, the plot and the story are acceptable however the way of telling the story, the way of portraying the first person narrative was not good at all. Actually it was pretty bad, no reader would like to read the way this book is written.

In the past, I have always enjoyed Patterson’s books immensely. I used to like his style of short chapters and page turning essence his books had but now it seem, What the hell am I reading? It’s better if I read my textbooks.

After reading 100 pages you would realize that the main character of the book, Ben, might be an interesting character in this psychological thriller but reading further you will realize that before you just had a bad thought. Though I agree, it’s a fast read but I had to force myself to finish it. The character of Ben often goes on and on about mundane facts which have nothing to do at all with the story-line. And due to this he is an annoying character. I am disappointed with this one. Looks like, I’ll have to go back to Alex Cross or Women’s Mystery Club.

I would advise not to buy and waste your money. Either loan it from a library or borrow from the person who has it.

I won’t recommend this one to anyone, and if I do… Dear Devil, I shall rot in hell.

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MY BOOKS TO READ FOR REVIEW LIST

  1. BLACK HEART- CHRISTINA HENRY
  2. THE REFLECTIONS OF QUEEN SNOW WHITE- DAVID MEREDITH
  3. SAVING SAVANNAH- SANDRA HILL
  4. SHADOW’S CURSE- ALEXA EGAN
  5. ALONG CAME TROUBLE- ERIN KERN
  6. ALL FIRED UP-KATE MEADER
  7. THE ROGUE’S PROPOSAL- JENNIFER HAYMORE
  8. SISTERS IN LOVE – MELISSA FOSTER
  9. THE THIRTEENTH SACRIFICE – DEBBIE VIGUIÉ
  10. THE LAST GRAVE – DEBBIE VIGUIÉ
  11. ONE DEADLY SISTER – ROD HOISINGTON
  12. HELL BENT (A BROKEN MAGIC NOVEL)- DEVON MONK
  13. GILDED FEATHERS BOOK 1- J. WOODS
  14. THE PRETEND MARRIAGE -DAWN STEELE
  15. EVAN BURL AND THE FALLING -JUSTIN BLANEY
  16. SPEAK OF THE DEVILJENNA BLACK
  17. BLOOD TITHE – GLENN J. SOUCY
  18. REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD -KELLY MEDING
  19. THE DESCENT SERIES VOLUME 1- S.M. REINE
  20. THE MARK OF CAIN-  A.D. SEELEY
  21. LAID BEAR – MARINA MADDIX
  22. UNCONDITIONAL – LAUREN DANE
  23. SEVEN KINDS OF HELL-DANA CAMERON
  24. GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS – RICHELLE MEAD
  25. BEFORE THE MOON RISES- CATHERINE BYBEE

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PRIMAL BONDS BY JENNIFER ASHLEY

PRIMAL BONDSWhen a female Shifter comes to town seeking refuge, Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey claims the new arrival and finds a beautiful woman who looks him straight in the eye without fear, stirring the mating frenzy within him.

To relocate to a new Shiftertown, half-Fae, half-Shifter Andrea Gray must accept a new mate. But Andrea’s intense attraction to Sean is something she never expected-a perilous complication for a woman with a troubled past.

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Sean Morrissey is the Guardian who wields the sword that sends a dead shifters soul back to the afterlife. When he sees Andrea he feels an intense attraction that starts the mating frenzy, when he recognizes that she is his mate. When Andrea fleas her pack to escape the abuse, she seeks refuge In Shiftertown. Andrea does not want a forced mate claim from her pack, so she runs away seeking shelter.  When humans start shooting at places where shifters meet and hangout, she doesn’t back down from a fight.

I love this series, and this book. The story line and characters are well developed. I loved the chemistry between Andrea and Sean. Primal Bonds is a great read with many twists in the story. Jennifer Ashley is a master story teller. I give this book 5/5 stars.

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