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April 28, 2013

Book Review: Lady Iona's Rebellion by Dorothy McFalls

Author: Dorothy McFalls
Published March 7th 2010 by Barking Dog Press
Age: Adult
She was looking for freedom....
When the always obedient Lady Iona is pressured into accepting a husband of her father's choosing, she seeks out the notorious rake, Lord Nathan Wynter, for his help in learning how to standup for herself.

He was looking for respect...
While Iona is seeking adventure, Lord Nathan is doing his honest best to reform his ways in order to repair his reputation and his disastrous relationship with his family. Winning the very proper Lady Iona for a wife would go a long way to achieving that end.

They found each other.
The more Nathan tries to protect Lady Iona from running head-long into disgrace, the more he admires her daring spirit and unpredictable antics. Instead of returning her to the obedient world to which she was raised, he encourages her blossoming passions. Such a move is surely going to lead them both to ruin.

But for love he is willing to risk everything.
I downloaded Lady Iona's Rebellion free from Amazon a couple of days ago, and it's the story of Lord Nathan, who has a very bad reputation, and Lady Iona, who is the perfect lady. Nathan's plan is to win Iona's heart, and that way earn a better reputation and his family's respect, but Iona wants the exact opposite, she wants passion and freedom.

It's a game where none of them are going to win. Nathan wants to protect her, even from himself, and Iona is starting to fall in love with him, but is he also in love with her?

It was a passionate romance, sexy sometimes. Nathan and Iona were the perfect couple but sometimes too insecure, which gave the story some twists before having their HEA. But I didn't like Nathan's family, specially his brother and father, and I wanted Nathan to be stronger, he apparently had a strong character but with them he always was very soft and let them offend him.

Overall, I enjoyed Lady Iona's Rebellion, it's a good choice if you want to read historical romance.

More about this book at, Goodreads, Amazon.

April 21, 2013

Book Review: Dark Wolf Rising by Rhyannon Byrd

Title: Dark Wolf Rising
Series: Bloodrunners #4
Author: Rhyannon Byrd
Published: December 18th 2012 by Harlequin Nocturne
Age: Adult
Eric Drake, a powerful Dark Wolf, has never trusted himself around human females—preferring to mate only within his pack. That is, until he encounters Chelsea Smart snooping around Silvercrest pack land in search of her missing sister.

Secretly, Chelsea thinks Eric is the sexiest man she's ever seen, though she is wary of his potent Alpha energy. Then it's discovered that Chelsea's sister is being held by a pack of vicious Lycans, and Eric heroically leaps into action. Now, Chelsea will risk everything—her body and soul—to surrender to the passion that will mark her as Eric's woman for all eternity…if they survive.
It has been a while since I read paranormal romance, but I really enjoyed Dark Wolf Rising. It was very hot and erotic, and even when it's actually the fourth book of the Bloodrunners series, I could read it as a stand alone.

Eric Drane is a powerful Dark Worlf who doesn't trust himself around the human Chelsea Smart. But her scent is calling him and he can't let her in danger while she finds her sister. So he decides to help her and finds himself caught in a fight of packs and human slaves.

The story is very fast, Eric ad Chelsea liked each other immediately and they relationship was very hot. They fought a lot too, both of them are very undecided and even spoiled sometimes. The other characters were ok, I believe they have their own books, but this time I didn't really think they were necessary. They were very judgmental about the relationship sometimes.

Overall, Dark Wolf Rising was enjoyable and I recommend it for when you need your sexy paranormal romance dose!.

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon, The Book Depository.

April 13, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #20

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, where people like me can showcase our new books of the week and make you jealous!

Free for Kindle (today!):

And I also got these a couple of days ago and already read them...

Princess in the Iron Mask by Victoria Parker (Netgalley)

What did you get this week? I still have some reviews to write :P

April 9, 2013

Feed your Reader + Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Hi guys!! I just heard that Inspired Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer has launched a new site aimed at bringing you the best Kindle Ebook Deals and Steals. yay!

Each day on you'll find a new list of available ebook deals (most for under $3).

And of course there will be lots of  Featured Freebies too!

To celebrate the launch of the new site she is giving away a Kindle Fire, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash.

Win a 7" Kindle Fire (US only)

Or $100 Gift Card (International)

Or $100 in Paypal Cash (International)

Giveaway Details 

1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" (US Only), $100 Amazon Gift Card or $100 in Paypal Cash (International). Ends 5/5/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Prize value $100-$159 US.

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April 3, 2013

Book Review: The Wanderer by Robyn Carr

Title: The Wanderer
Series: Thunder Point #1
Author: Robyn Carr
Published March 26th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA
Age: Adult
From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes THUNDER POINT—the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget.
Nestled on the Oregon Coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.
Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.
With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
This review was meant to be published yesterday, but I think I schedule it wrong and couldn't check the blog. I have been MIA lately, too much work and haven't been reading a lot, but I think reading The Wanderer helped me get my rhythm again.

It started a little bit slow, just introducing the town and the people. But after a few pages I couldn't get more of Cooper, Sarah and Landon, and the rest of the town!

It's the second book I read of Robyn Carr. I read Redwood Bend a while ago and enjoyed it, and The Wanderer also shares the kind of characters that are making decisions, commitments, and taking second chances. It definitely has that family-romance thing going on, but I really enjoyed reading about teenager Landon falling in love, his sister Sarah trying not to fall in love with Cooper, and even the police officer Mac giving himself a second chance.

It was a very sweet story, and I loved the characters, even the dogs (of course!). But it also had a little bit of mystery, which was a good way to connect the characters. Thunder Point is a lovely town, sounds like the perfect place to have a family, small and beautiful and full of interesting people.

Overall, The Thunder Point series is definitely on my to be read list now. The Wanderer left me with a happy smile on my face and I can't wait to read the second book, The Newcomer, and learn more of Mac the police officer and Gina!

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon.