Thursday, May 26, 2011

Picking out a book

I don't know if everyone that reads the way I do has this problem, but I seriously have way too many books. This isn't that bad part. The bad part is picking out what to read next. Whenever I finish a book I have to go thru my mountain of books to pick one out. UGH! If you have ever met me you know that I am the most indecisive person ever. So whenever I finish a book I dread the process of trying to figure out what to read. Should I read a historical? Paranormal? One of the million of eroticas that just keep piling up? Which one? I have been going back and forth between three books now for about two hours trying to figure this out. Seriously, does anyone else have this problem?

Review: First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson sees dead people. Actually, Charley is the Grim Reaper. She also moonlights as a private investigator. Being a PI allows to help her Uncle Bob who is a detective for the Albuquerque Police Department. Together they solve local crimes. Charley also helps ghosts find the closure they need to move onto heaven.

When three local lawyers are murdered, Charley is determined to uncover everything about the case to help them move on. While working on the case Charley encounters a person from her past she has never quite forgotten.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Darynda has created such a interesting world filled with a great cast of characters. I love the relationship between Charley and her neighbor Cookie who also doubles as her best friend/assistant. They both are very quirky and I love the back and forth banter between the two. I would also love to see more of Garret. There seemed to be a lot of chemistry brewing between him and Charley and I would love to see if anything comes of it. First Grave on the Right was a spectacular read. Charley Davidson is full of spunk and wit. It's not often that a book can make me laugh. Charley had me giggling throughout the entire story.

Monday, May 23, 2011

ARC Review: Embraced By Blood by Laurie London

With Embraced by Blood Laurie London picks up the story one year after the events of Bonded by Blood have ended. Alfonso is being pursued by a blood assassin who is out to kill him for his treachery against the Alliance where he worked for Pavlos as a double agent. Alfonso is worried that if he is with Lily that Rejavik, the assassin will also hurt her. So Alfonso decides to just break all ties to save her.

While Alfonso is running from his assassin, Alliance members are capturing Guardian trackers so they can make them find Sweetblood donors. When Alfonso hears about this he immediately becomes worried about Lily. He may choose to not be with her but he still loves her and cares about her wellbeing. So Alfonso starts to keep an eye out for Lily without her knowing. When Lily's training partner goes missing he decides that he will help her look for him since he doesn't want her alone for fear that the Alliance will capture her. While working together to find Lily's missing partner sparks begin to fly and both Alfonso and Lily find it difficult to resist one another.

I liked this book, I just felt it moved more slowly than the first one and it lacked a certain umph. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed this book immensely. I loved the relationship between Lily and Alfonso. Both will do whatever it takes to help the other. You can see how much they both truly care for eachother.

**This was an ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

Review: Bonded By Blood by Laurie London

I just can't get over how much I loved this book. I really truly loved this book and I will go so far to say that it's my favorite release this year.

Mackenzie and Dominic have an instant connection. Both are highly attracted to one another but neither wants anything serious. Mackenzie believes she is cursed to die young like many others in her family and Dom is set on seeking revenge for the deaths of his parents. When Dom senses Mackenzie in trouble he stops everything to come to her rescue and in doing so reveals himself and his world to her. At first Mackenzie is freaked out but she ends up handling it very well. Afterwards her and Dom start to recognize their feelings for one another.

 Mackenzie is a spunky but lovable chick who is able to take care of herself but isn't afraid to ask for help if needed. She also cares very deeply for those she surrounds herself with. Dom is careful and tries to not have any entanglements that hold him back from his quest for vengeance. But he soon realizes he has deep feelings for Mackenzie and he can't let her go. To see this is great. There is nothing better than watching a man fall hopelessly head over heels in love. The care and love he shows Mackenzie was great to see.

I felt that the connection between both Dominic and Mackenzie was great. Both grow so much throughout the story. They start off afraid to be with each other because they are so uncertain of their futures and it's great to see them realize nothing matters but the other. I truly believed in them and was rooting for them from the beginning of the story.