Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking the Shelves 
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

This week I received for review: 

 Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2) 

Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2) by Diane J. Reed
Paperback (signed)

The Gatekeeper’s Forbidden Secret 

The Gatekeeper's Forbidden Secret by Penelope A. Brown
e-book

What books did you get this week?


 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers: 

"I have carte blanche in the garage," Cruz said haughtily, throwing his overnight bag over his shoulder.  "So, how are things here in tinytown? Are you two kids behaving?"

The Fate of the Muse (Marina's Tales, #3) 
26% on kindle
The Fate of the Muse (Marina's Tales #3) by Derrolyn Anderson 
 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1) by Diane J. Reed

Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed 

Book: Robin in the Hood
Author: Diane J. Reed
Publisher:  Bandits Ranch
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: Paperback review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
"Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?" But she never dreamed she'd fall in love . . . Wealthy high school student Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her work-a-holic dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke at his law office, and she learns the brutal truth- They're broke. Her stepmom has skipped the country. And everyone from bankers to bookies has lined up in her dad's hospital room to collect on the millions he's racked up in debt. Panicked and desperate, Robin figures she has two choices: either surrender to the pestering caseworker and live in a skanky foster home, or take a chance and sneak her dad out of the hospital to make a run for it. Little does she know that stealing a car and hitting the road means that before the day is through, she will rob her first bank. Now an outlaw, Robin finds a backwoods trailer park to hide her dad from authorities where she encounters Creek, a bad-boy in crime who first steals her money and then steals her heart. The two of them embark on a round of increasingly dangerous heists to provide for their motley trailer park neighbors. But what Robin hadn't counted on is the way these hardscrabble people begin to embrace her and become the first real family she's ever known. And along the way, worldly-wise Creek teaches her how to develop a genuine relationship with her dad based on the hard truths of their lives instead of his past lies. As Robin and Creek's criminal journey forces them to make gut-wrenching choices, they soon begin to discover that people are more precious than pocketbooks, and true love means opening your heart to the kinds of treasures money can't buy.

My Review: 

Robin In The Hood really surprised me.  When I was asked to review it I thought alright it sounds good.  Well it was better than good, it totally blew me away.  I haven’t read a book that I enjoyed reading so much in a while.  I read it in a short time and didn’t want to put it down. 

Robin is living in all girls’ boarding school where everyone is rich and fake.  Her father is a wealthy lawyer who only cares about making money and having the finer things in life.  Living a life of luxury, maids and nannies is all Robin has known her entire life.  

That is until her dad suffers a stroke and their world comes tumbling down.  Robin is shocked to find out that her family is broke.  People are after her dad for money he owes.  When Robin sees a chance at the hospital to get her dad out and make a run for it that is what she does.  She steals a car and tries to rob a bank but all does not go as she planned.  They end up at Turtle Shores trailer park.  It’s here that she meets some really odd, loving, country people.  Robin thinks that they are just a bunch of crazy white trailer trash.  Somewhere that they can hide until she can figure out what to do next.  She has no idea the truth that she will uncover about her family’s history. 

I fell in love with Creek as soon as he made an appearance.  He is this gorgeous, bad boy outlaw, a kind of person that Robin has never come into contact with.  At first she doesn’t like him and doesn’t really want to be around him.  That is until something happens and she sees how protective he is of his little brother Dooley.  I loved the story of Robin, who went from riches to rags. 

I found myself laughing at all the crazy wild things that went on and was said at Turtle Shores.  I also really enjoyed how Robin and Creek’s relationship developed.  The way that he made her see how you can love people and be truly happy with pretty much nothing.  The way that she overcame her feelings and anger towards her dad made me happy for them.  

While there are some sad situations that are going on there is so much humor, romance, action and suspense that you will keep you glued to this story.  Oh and can’t forget about those crazy TNT boys and their explosives.  Just some of the colorful characters in this amazingly written story.  The situations that Robin and Creek find themselves in while trying to get money will have you laughing too.   

This is a must read that I highly recommend!  I need to get the other books in this series soon.  This book was provided to me by the author for review.  This did not affect my review in any way.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1)"Well I'm not going to share you with every freewheeling cowboy in the county, mister! And it's high time you gave me back my favorite t-shirt," I hissed, shoving Creek into the beef jerky turnstile until he toppled over with a clatter. "Take that, you traitor!"

pg. 129 ~ Robin In The Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1) by Diane J. Reed
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

http://bookjourney.net/ 


Last week I read: 
The Tide And The Moon (Marina's Tales #2)
 by Derrolyn Anderson

 The Moon and the Tide (Marina's Tales, #2) 


This week I'm reading: 
Robin In The Hood (Robbin Hearts Series #1) by Diane J. Reed

Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1) 


Next I'm going to read:
 The Fate Of The Muse (Marina's Tales #3) 
by Derrolyn Anderson

 The Fate of the Muse (Marina's Tales, #3) 

What are you reading?
 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking the Shelves 

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


 Socialpunk (Socialpunk, #1) 
Hallowed (Waters Dark and Deep #1) 
 Beyond the Gate 

I recently received for review: 

Socialpunk (Socialpunk #1) by Monica Leonelle
Hallowed (Waters Dark And Deep #1) by Monica Leonelle
Beyond The Gate by Monica Leonelle & Multiple Authors


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Review: The Moon And The Tide (Marina's Tales #2) by Derrolyn Anderson

The Moon And The Tide 

Book: The Moon And The Tide (Marina's Tales #2)
Author: Derrolyn Anderson
Publisher: Derrolyn Anderson
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
When Marina learned the truth about her past she thought that the drama was over, but she couldn't have been more wrong. She finds that her whole life has been a lie, orchestrated from behind the scenes by her own loved ones.


Still reeling from the shock, she is confronted with even more betrayal,and takes solace in an increasingly dangerous new habit.


After an accident dramatically exposes her secret to the world, a dangerous enemy with evil plans arrives on the scene. Marina's bravery is put to the test once again, forcing her to use all of her new-found skills to protect her family.


Can good triumph over evil?


Will true love win out over jealousy?

My Review: 
The Moon And The Tide was even better than the first book if that is possible. I really liked the first book but the author brought so much more to this one. We get to enjoy the returning characters along with some new interesting ones.

While on vacation with her dad, another one of Marina's previous visions happens. A terrible accident that will cause her to revel herself as a mermaid. This in turn sets off a series of events that will change everything that Marina has ever known. Her relationship with Ethan has some bumps in the road. This causes her to want to be in the water any chance she can get. Marina and Lorelei find themselves in some dangerous situations.

Some major secrets are revealed and there is a lot more action, adventure and emotions. Marina finds out that she has some powers of persuasion that always doesn't turn out like she hopes. I really liked how the characters really developed more into their own. Cruz just cracks me up with all his designer attitude. Megan has become much more sure of herself which plays out in her music. Shayla, I was surprised by how much she has changed. She went from bullying Marina to becoming such a good friend. I can't leave out Evie, she is like that aunt that I would love to have along with her funny bodyguard Boris.

There are so many ups and downs with Marina's emotions and relationships. There is a lot going on in this sequel but I don't want to really give away any spoilers. This is a must read though. I can't wait to read the next one and see what exciting adventures are in store for Marina, her family and friends. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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