Month in Review and TBR in March

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I’ve been reading a lot these couple of months and decided to review a few novellas only in GoodReads. Some books deserve to be exposed a little more because they are so worth it, plus I’m really trying to follow an list and read a couple of older books. This year I also started to listen to more audiobooks.

February Reads

#1 – Defying Pack Law by Eve Langlais (05) 169 pages
#2 – Betraying the Pack by Eve Langlais (07) 170 pages
#3 – House Rules by Chloe Neill (14) 352 pages
#4 – Rush by Maya Banks (15) 396 pages
#5 – Vanilla on Top by C.J. Ellisson (20) 180 pages
#6 – The Fetish Box: Open All Night by Nicole Camden (20) 125 pages
#7 – The Fetish Box: What Escapes by Nicole Camden (22) 125 pages
#8 – The Fetish Box: What Remains by Nicole Camden (25) 125 pages
#9 – Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (27) 435 pages

Novellas:

  1. The Abduction of Number Seven by Claire Thompson (08) 50 pages
  2. Mistress of Pleasure, Mistress of Pain by Claire Thompson (08) 50 pages
  3. Slave Farm by Claire Thompson (08) 50 pages
  4. Before the Mission Begins by Christi Snow (11) 60 pages
  5. The Submission by Opal Carew (12) 50 pages
  6. The Surrender by Opal Carew (12) 50 pages
  7. The Beasts’ Breeding Dungeon by Bree Bellucci (16) 28 pages
  8. The Beasts’ Breeding Dungeon 2 by Bree Bellucci (16) 25 pages
  9. The Beasts’ Breeding Dungeon 3 by Bree Bellucci (16) 25 pages
  10. The Auction by Claire Thompson (18) 56 pages
  11. Just Desserts by Claire Thompson (18) 56 pages
  12. Secrets by Ella Steele (19) 97 pages
  13. Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano (20) 77 pages
  14. Her First Billionaire by Julia Kent (20) 60 pages
  15. Her Second Billionaire by Julia Kent (21) 60 pages
  16. Her Two Billionaires by Julia Kent (22) 60 pages
  17. Secrets Vol. 2 by Ella Steele (24) 200 pages

Audio:

  1. Glory in Death by JD Robb (03) audio
  2. Immortal in Death by JD Robb (04) audio
  3. Ceremony in Death by JD Robb (13) audio
  4. Vengeance in Death by JD Robb (24) audio
  5. Holiday in Death by JD Robb (27) audio
  6. Midnight in Death by JD Robb (27) audio

March TBR

Since I usually read over 30 books in a month, this will be a list of 40 possible:

  1. Conspiracy in Death by JD Robb – audio
  2. Loyalty in Death by JD Robb – audio
  3. Witness in Death by JD Robb – audio
  4. Judgment in Death by JD Robb – audio
  5. Betrayal in Death by JD Robb – audio
  6. Seduction in Death by JD Robb – audio
  7. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  8. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
  9. The Look of Love by Bella Andre (netgalley)
  10. From this Moment On by Bella Andre
  11. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre
  12. I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella Andre
  13. If You were Mine by Bella Andre
  14. Let Me be The One by Bella Andre
  15. Come a Lit Bit Closer by Bella Andre
  16. Always on My Mind by Bella Andre
  17. Beach House No. 9 by Christie Ridgway
  18. Bungalow Nights by Christie Ridgway (netgalley)
  19. The Love Shack by Christie Ridgway (netgalley)
  20. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
  21. The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter
  22. The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter
  23. The Darkest Prison by Gena Showalter
  24. The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
  25. Heart of Darkness by Gena Showalter
  26. The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter
  27. The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter
  28. The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter
  29. The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter
  30. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter
  31. Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter
  32. Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter
  33. Their Virgin Princess by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
  34. Wolf Nip by Vivian Arend
  35. Mind Games by Kiersten White
  36. Fever by Lauren DeStefano
  37. Sever by Lauren DeStefano
  38. Black Dawn by Rachel Caine
  39. Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine
  40. Everbound by Brodi Ashton
  41. With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

Novellas:

  1. Radiant by Cynthia Hand
  2. The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter
  3. Exposed by Kyra Davis (netgalley)
  4. Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway
  5. Interlude in Death by JD Robb – audio
  6. Neverfall by Brodi Ashton
  7. The Prince by Kiera Cass

Travels Landing in the Month-March

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Romance:

Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8) Thrown by a Curve (Play by Play, #5)

Paranormal Romance

Mating Instinct (Moon Shifter, #3) Wild Invitation (Psy-Changeling 0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5) Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) 

Young Adult

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)

And of all those I can’t wait to read the last Soul Screamers book. I fell in love with this series last year during a read-a-long and now I need to see Kaylee one more time.

Review: Rapture in Death by JD Robb

Rapture in Death (In Death, #4)Title: Rapture in death
Author:  JD Robb
Series: In Death
Publisher:  Brilliance Audio
Format: audiobook
ISBN: 1423301854
Genre: Mystery
Release date: September 2006

 
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The book started with Eve and Roarke honeymoon and I thought things would be okay for a chapter at least, but I was wrong and Eve had to deal with a dead body off planet. It wasn’t a homicide, but after a short while another suicide showed up with a very strange pattern in the brain and Eve decided to investigate because it was looking more like a homicide than ever.

I liked the fact Eve was more sure of herself and her relationship with Roarke. It’s getting easier for her to accept her feelings and how much she needs him. I liked to see this different side of her with lots of emotions and being more human.

The case was a nightmare for Eve because nobody believed her theory about the murders and she had to create a case against a Roarke product again, because he owns the world it seams.

It was a great book and I liked Eve following her instincts again.

Series in Order:

#1 – Naked in death
#2 – Glory in death

#3 – Immortal in death
#4 – Rapture in death

#5 – Ceremony in death
#6 – Vengeance in death
#7 – Holiday in death
#7.5 – Midnight in death
#8 – Conspiracy in death
#9 – Loyalty in death
#10 – Witness in death
#11 – Judgment in death
#12 – Betrayal in death
#12.5 – Interlude in death
#13 – Seduction in death
#14 – Reunion in death
#15 – Purity in death
#16 – Portrait in death
#17 – Imitation in death
#17.5 – Big Jack
#18 – Divided in death
#19 – Visions in death
#20 – Survivor in death
#21 – Origin in death
#22 – Memory in death
#22.5 – Haunted in death
#23 – Born in death
#24 – Innocent in death
#24.5 – Eternity in death
#25 – Creation in death
#26 – Strangers in death
#27 – Salvation in death
#27.5 – Ritual in death
#28 – Promises in death
#29 – Kindred in death
#29.5 – Missing in death
#30 – Fantasy in death
#31 – Indulgence in death
#31.5 – Possession in death
#32 – Treachery in death
#33 – New York to Dallas
#33.5 – Chaos in death
#34 – Celebrity in death
#35 – Delusion in death
#36 – Calculated in death
#37 – Thankless in death (Expected publication: September 2013)

Top Off Tuesday #52

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What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!

Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading, and Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog want to see the covers that made you swoon! Feel free to play along and show us your favorite covers. Button made by Missie.

New Year and I decided to continue with my harlequin books. I think they deserve to be exposed, now look if those abs could ever be hidden.

Formula for Passion

As the beautiful public face of her family’s legendary cosmetics empire, Courtney Adams lives a life of privilege and glamour. But her hectic schedule leaves no time for pleasure. Until her latest commercial shoot takes her to the Dominican Republic, where she meets a sexy, soul-stirring stranger.Alone together in their exotic idyll, Jasper Jackson can’t get enough of the stunning Atlanta heiress. And when a family emergency sends her rushing home, he knows he can’t let her go. But what happens when Courtney discovers that her island lover is really one of Atlanta’s most powerful developers—and the son of her family’s long-standing enemy? With sabotage looming, will it be the end of two towering dynasties…or a new beginning for a man and a woman who have become everything to each other?

Review: By a Thread by Jennifer Estep

By a Thread (Elemental Assassin, #6)

When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation. Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis Mab Monroe a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider—me, Gin Blanco. So I’m leaving behind my beloved barbecue joint and heading south with my baby sister, Bria, to cool my heels in a swanky beach town. Call it a weekend of fun in the sun. But when a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic threatens an old friend of Bria’s, it looks like I’ll have to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase after all. Complicating matters further is the reappearance of Detective Donovan Caine, my old lover. But Donovan is the least of my problems. Because this time, the danger is hot on my trail, and not even my elemental Ice and Stone magic may be enough to save me from getting buried in the sand—permanently.

Title: By a Thread
Author:  Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin
Publisher:  Pocket
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1451651767
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: February 28th 2012
Number of pages: 356

 
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This series was a great surprise and I was following Gin revenge against Mab, but the reason that actually made me jump ahead to this book was the fact that Mab is gone now and I wanted to know how different Gin life would be after Ashland discovered she is actually the Spider.

I’m not surprised but there were several attempts of killing her, making it seems like Jonah McAllister is really after finishing her, but I liked the fact that she wasn’t happy about it and it didn’t change her life.

Her relationship with Owen is still very strong after they admitted their feelings and now the only real problem she has is how to connect with Bria. Finn being really nice and all decided a vacation was in order and I liked to see Gin in a different place and having fun once in her life with family and friends.

Not surprising danger found its way to Gin and she became involved with another Gig. Collie was Bria best friend since childhood, so when Gin discovered a big and bad vampire was trying to kill her and buy her restaurant, she jumped to help.

Several things made me really this book would not be perfect. At first Gin didn’t make a plan to actually kill the vampire and there were rumors about his abilities and the fact he had elemental in his side, but Gin never really discovered before the job. She decided to give him a chance to back off, but was surprised by the fact he knew who she was and Jonah was actually his buddy, so things didn’t turn up very good.

I’ve never see Gin so careless, but I blame Donovan Caine, can you imagine his back? I was never much of his fan, but this book made me really hate and of course love even more Owen.

I liked the action, but it wasn’t Gin style. Fun book and I had a feelings things would be bad before they turned good. Bria finally accepted Gin jobs and her reasons, so in the end it was all worth it.

 

SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Poison
#0.6 – Web of Deceit
#0.7 –
Spider’s Bargain
#1 – Spider’s Bite
#1.5 – Web of Death
#2 – Web of Lies
#2.5 – Wasted
#3 – Venom
#3.5 – Tangled Dreams
#3.6 – Tangled Schemes
#4 – Tangled Threads
#4.5 – Spider’s Nemesis
#5 – Spider’s Revenge
#5.5 – Thread of Death
#6 – By a Thread
#7 – Widow’s Web
#8 – Deadly Sting (Expected publication: March 26th 2013)

Review: Vanilla on top by C. J. Ellisson

Vanilla on Top (Walk on the Wild Side, #1)

Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free…
Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.
Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he’s ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table.

Title: Vanilla on Top
Author: C. J. Ellisson
Series: Walk on the Wild Side
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
Format: ebook from NetGalley
ISBN: 1622667980
Genre: Romance
Release date: January 11th 2013
Number of pages: 180
 

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This book was so much fun with a little twist of spicy on it. I liked how Heather decided to create a different person, but in true form she only improved and finally said what she wanted in sex. You can’t always leave to a guy and she picked the right guy, because Tony is not afraid to experiment and enjoyed quite a few of her ideas.

So this relationship started with a speedy dating and evolved really fast, but we can see these two are actually perfect together and Tony is so used to woman wanting him for sex and money, that this time was different and made things so much interesting for him.

I didn’t like neither one of those friends, because they are not supportive and I discovered that both are only jealous. So let’s see who will lead the next book?

SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Vanilla on Top
#2 – Untitled

Vanilla on Top (Walk on the Wild Side, #1)

Betraying the Pack by Eve Langlais

Betraying the Pack (Pack, #2)

Pack law states she can have up to four mates, if she can find the courage to choose them.
Escaping a kidnapping duo, Bailey runs into a naked man in the middle of the woods. And he’s not alone.
Rescued by a quad of hunks, then kept against her will, she doesn’t know what to think or do—other than scream that is—when she discovers they are werewolves. Even more frightening, they want her as their mate despite her human status.
But there’s more to Bailey than meets the eye, and she comes to the attention of an evil force that wants to use her. Can Bailey keep herself from his clutches, or will he somehow force her to betray the pack?
And just how does a girl raised with human morals come around to accepting pack law which states females can choose up to four mates, and more shocking, take them to her bed, all at once?
Warning: Not all gorgeous blond cowboys with dark-haired sidekicks met in a bar will be werewolves, but if they are, prepare to howl, because when it comes to loving their mate, nothing beats their hands-on tag team approach.
Note: All the sexual focus is on her. There is no male on male action.

Title: Betraying the Pack
Author: Eve Langlais
Series: Pack
Publisher:  Amira Press
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781937394073
Genre: Erotica
Release date: September 16th 2011
Number of pages: 160

 
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I liked Bailey and totally get her problem but she suffered so much in this book that she deserves a happy ending better than anyone. Now we know how the bad guy is and what he wants, but it’s never easy to locate and stop him.

So this book was different, because I thought Bailey was a werewolf but it was difficult to really see that happening, but the bad guy, and I’m not saying names, really wanted her. For some strange reason that she’s part of his plan.

I liked this family, but was a bit confusing at first with so many guys with different personalities. It took me some time to actually put together everyone and their relationship with Bailey.

She’s a strong girl who suffered a lot in this life and actually earned her chance to be with Gavin in the first place, but the others just came along for the ride afterward. I liked how she spent time with each guy and got to know everyone. Choosing the perfect moment to bond and make a life together.

I’m stuck with the end and I believe it’s not the end yet.

Series in Order:

#1 – Defying Pack law
#2 – Betraying the Pack
#3 – Seeking Pack Redemption