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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Review of Untamed


UNTAMED may be purchased here.

UNTAMED
Sara Humphreys

Layla Nickelson, half human and half Amoveo, returns to her foster home, while running from the dreams, in which her mate comes to her.  William Fleury, a full blood Amoveo, has found his mate and is willing to do anything necessary to protect her and convince her of his love.  During all this emotional turmoil, these two must face the attack on Layla's foster mother and the threat of purists from the Amoveo clans.

UNTAMED is a good paranormal read with multi-faceted characters and an intense, exciting plot.  William is a great hero, who has many Darcy-like qualities, in that he is uptight and aloof on the surface, but has a deep, passionate nature hidden underneath.  Layla is William's opposite in many ways, in that she is spontaneous and a little hot-headed.  Layla is something of a tortured soul, because of the many foster homes, that she was forced to endure as a child.  Layla, also, considers herself a freak, because she doesn't seem to fit in either world, the human or the Amoveo.  It is understandable, that Layla would be reticent to fall into William's arms, because of her fears and her past.  It is great to see these two work through their problems, in order to be together.  There is just one thing in UNTAMED that bothered me a little, and that is the fact that the Amoveo use a word from their ancient language to trigger their special powers.  It seems strange, that they use the same word for everything.  I would think, that they should use a different word for every task.  Other than this one small quibble, I enjoyed UNTAMED and hope to read the next book in this series.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review.


Review How to Tame a Willfull Wife


HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE may be purchase here.

HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE
Christy English

Anthony Carrington, the Earl of Ravensbrook, agrees to marry his fellow soldier's daughter, in order to save the soldier from financial ruin.  Anthony expects to get a biddable bride, but, instead, gets Caroline Montague, who sometimes dresses in breeches, rides astride, and learns how to knife fight.  Anthony is sure, that he can bring his wife to heel, especially, where his most hated enemy, Lord Carlyle, is concerned.

HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE is a regency romance, which uses the theme found in Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.  Sometimes there is a thin line between alpha hero and jerk, and, unfortunately, Anthony seems to cross that line several times.  When viewed through the lenses of his time, Anthony's attitude and actions are perfectly reasonable.  However, my modern sensibilities disliked his behavior, and I couldn't quite warm to him.  Toward the end, Anthony did come around and his treatment of Caroline is much more of a partnership.  Unfortunately, for me, it is too late, and needless to say, Anthony isn't one of my favorite heroes.  Caroline, on the other hand, handles things much better than I expected.  While she is a little too impulsive, at times, Caroline does a great job with the little information, that Anthony gives her.  The book does have some humorous moments, and I chuckled a few times.

All in all, while I didn't care much for the hero of HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE, I did enjoy many parts of the book, and the ending is very sweet.

NOTE:  I was given this book in return for an impartial review.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Winner of the Gratitude Giveaway Blog

The winner of my blog hop is











Nay Nay




Congrat!  Thanks to everyone, who participated.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Check out this giveaway for Jake and the Neverland Pirates.



Check out this giveaway for a Jake dvd.  Go here to enter.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gratitude Giveaways






I'm giving away a $10 amazon e-giftcard to a lucky follower. You can pick the method, that you follow,  just make sure you leave all the info that I need.  Please leave an e-mail at which you can be reached.  US only.
Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting the hop.  Below are the links to the others in the hop, so hop away.  Hop starts Nov. 15th and ends Nov. 25th. at midnight cst.  Hopefully, I will pick and contact the winner within 48 hrs.  The winner will have 48 hrs. in which to get back with me.  Thanks for participating!


Review of Enslaved



ENSLAVED may be purchased here.

ENSLAVED
Elisabeth Naughton

Gryphon, one of the Eternal Guardians, has changed since his stay and torture in the Underworld, and his fellow Guardians are leery of him.  Gryphon knows, that he must stop Atlanta, who calls to him incessantly and is responsible for his torture.  In order to do this, Gryphon decides to escape but takes a hostage, Maelea, who is, also, trying to escape the colony.  Unknown to Gryphon,  Maelea is the child of Persephone and Zeus, and, therefore, despised by Hades.  Unfortunately for Gryphon, he now has to deal with many Underworld creatures chasing them, as well as, his fellow Guardians.

I love books, that deal with Greek mythology and ENSLAVED doesn't disappoint.  ENSLAVED has an exciting plot, great,tortured characters, and complex world-building.  Gryphon is a very tortured hero, who feels guilty for the things, that happened to him in the Underworld, and to top this off, he can't get rid of the voice in his head.  When he is with Maelea, the voice is bearable, and he, at first keeps her with him, because of this.  However, Gryphon soon grows to admire and love Maelea and wants to protect her.  Because of her heritage and the fact, that Hades is always after her, Maelea has learned not to get involved with others, and as a result is very lonely.  Then, Gryphon comes along, and he speaks to her soul. 

It is great to watch these two tortured souls fall for each other, and I'm really looking forward to the next book with Titus and the mysterious redhead.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review.

Review of Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight





LADY LOUISA'S CHRISTMAS KNIGHT may be purchase here.

LADY LOUISA'S CHRISTMAS KNIGHT
Grace Burrowes

Lady Louisa Windham is tired of the seemingly never-ending hunt for a husband, and hopes that maybe this year she can step aside and let her sisters take center stage.  It is during a fox hunt, that  Louisa saves Sir Joseph Carrington from being ambushed by several marriage minded females.  While Joseph has come to the festivities, because he is in need of a wife, he is, nevertheless, happy to be saved from these particular females.  Later, Sir Joseph steps in, when Louisa is in danger of being ruined.  

LADY LOUISA'S CHRISTMAS KNIGHT is a very enjoyable regency romance with complex characters and an enchanting love story.  Let me state upfront, that I love Sir Joseph.  Who wouldn't love someone, who confides and reads poetry to his pet pig, Lady Ophelia?  Added to this is the fact, that he is a loving father, who allows his children to climb all over him.  Sir Joseph is plain-spoken, honorable, and doesn't really stand out among the ton.  Lady Louisa Windham is an unusual heroine, in that she is brilliant, probably a genius, but, also, socially awkward, at times.  Louisa doesn't seek to marry, because of a secret from her past, but she can't deny her attraction to Sir Joseph.  Sticklers for historical accuracy might be a little put out on a couple of occasions, as an example, pajamas are mentioned.  However, this doesn't detract from my enjoyment of the book, and I only found a couple of inaccuracies.  

It was great watching these two introverts fall for each other, and I can't wait for the next book in the series, because I have grown to love the Windham family.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review.  

Friday, November 2, 2012

Winner Of Spooktacular Giveaways

I hope everyone had a great Halloween! The winner of my Spooktacular event is Sandra- who has been contacted and accepted the gift card. Thanks to everyone, who stopped by.