Thursday, March 23, 2017

Swoon Thursday #YABound [6]

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the steamy button and share it on your blog. We want to know!
Sins Duet #2

DIRTY SOULS

by: Karina Halle

From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes DIRTY SOULS the much-anticipated, nail-biting conclusion to Black Hearts…

Violet McQueen has always been a sensitive soul. Troubled and misunderstood, she never realized her place in the world, nor her true potential…until she met Vicente Bernal.

From birth, Vicente Bernal has always known his place in the world – he’s been groomed to be a ruthless king. Yet for a man whose soul has become morally bankrupt, it’s only through Violet he’s realizing the worth of someone’s heart.

But at what cost?

With a deadly game set in motion taking them from the stark deserts of California to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Violet and Vicente’s forbidden relationship will be put to the test. Boundaries will be pushed, lines will be crossed and souls will get very, very dirty.

Because how do you choose between blood and love when both might get you killed?

a scene swoon worthy

He exhales his breath shaking as he stares back into my eyes, searching, searching."It was never supposed to be this way because I never thought it could be this way. Never thought that you could do to me what you've done."
     "What have I done?" I whisper after a beat.
"You?" he asks. "You've given me my heart, this same heart I give back to you. I never thought I could love, never believed it would happen for a man like me. Sometimes I wondered if it even existed. But then you stepped into my world and became my world and how it's all that I know." He takes in a deep breath, his expression softening. "I love you, my mirlo. I have love you to the point of danger. Danger because where you go, I will go. Because I will do everything and anything to keep you with me. This isn't the end of us. There will never be an end of us. Ever."
Awwwe.

Thursday Tracks [43]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays will become from now on... Thursday Tracks day! A feature created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. Now, this week song is...

SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS

Artist: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Album: Memories

favorite lyrics: She said, where d'you wanna go? How much you wanna risk? I'm not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts, some superhero, some fairytale bliss, just something I can turn to, somebody I can miss. I want something just like this.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

[Review] Dirty Souls, by: Karina Halle

Sins Duet #2

DIRTY SOULS

by: Karina Halle
Release Date: March 20th, 2017
Read Date: March 22nd, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 300

From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes DIRTY SOULS the much-anticipated, nail-biting conclusion to Black Hearts…

Violet McQueen has always been a sensitive soul. Troubled and misunderstood, she never realized her place in the world, nor her true potential…until she met Vicente Bernal.

From birth, Vicente Bernal has always known his place in the world – he’s been groomed to be a ruthless king. Yet for a man whose soul has become morally bankrupt, it’s only through Violet he’s realizing the worth of someone’s heart.

But at what cost?

With a deadly game set in motion taking them from the stark deserts of California to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Violet and Vicente’s forbidden relationship will be put to the test. Boundaries will be pushed, lines will be crossed and souls will get very, very dirty.

Because how do you choose between blood and love when both might get you killed?

MY RATE


I read it all. I loved it all. Every single thing. This is how I want my books to end. Happy.

As I did said in the last review, it was obvious that shit was going to hit the fan and hard. So I was preparing myself that people that I come to care die. I braced for impact and it helped me. I am not saying someone died or someone did not, but I hate blood, okay? And there is a lot of it here. I tried to skip the scenes, but I did not skip them all. Just keep in mind what I am saying, okay?

Blood apart. The romance in this book is the one I always love in my favorite books, unwavered. Violet understood that Vicente had lied, but she knew that Vicente loved her with everything in him. You see, that how beautiful everything was. The action on this book was another MVP, because hell. Car chasing, killing people left and right, Violet's mom being all mama bear... everything was beyond perfect, I swear.

The Spanish in this book wasn't that bad as the first, but I have to clear up that is Santa Muerte, not Santa Muerta. I have a crush in gringos that know Spanish, and even though that Vicente is not, I still have a crush on him. I just wish there was more real Spanish.

The book is... I really recommend this series to anyone who want to read romance, have a little heart sometimes and need a happy ending for once. Give it a try and you will not regret it.

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Waiting on Wednesday [81]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

ALEX, APPROXIMATELY

by: Jenn Bennett
Release Date: April 4th, 2017

In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent half of her junior year falling for a sensitive film geek she only knows online as “Alex.” Two coasts separate them until she moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist trap, the oddball Cavern Palace Museum. Or that she’s being tormented daily by Porter Roth, a smart-alecky yet irritatingly hot museum security guard. But when Porter and Bailey are locked in the museum overnight, Bailey is forced to choose whether she should cling to a dreamy fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex. Approximately.

   

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[Review] Black Hearts, by: Karina Halle

Sins Duet #1

BLACK HEARTS

by: Karina Halle
Release Date: February 19th, 2017
Read Date: March 19th, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 238

For Vicente Bernal, truth is all he’s known. The son of an infamous drug lord, Vicente was born to help run the family business, which means he’s been raised on a throne of sordid pasts and dirty laundry, violence and pride. But when Vicente stumbles across someone he’s not supposed to know about – a woman from his father’s checkered past – he sets out to California to find her behind his father’s back.

What Vicente doesn’t expect to find in San Francisco is Violet McQueen, the woman’s twenty-year old daughter. Beautiful and edgy with a vulnerability he can’t resist, Violet tempts Vicente from afar and though he promised himself he’d stay away from her, curiosity and lust are powerful forces. Besides, Vicente has always gotten everything he wants – why shouldn’t he have Violet too?

Soon his wants turn into an obsession, one that sweeps Violet into his games as they fall madly, deeply in love with each other, the type of first love that can drive a person mad.

But it’s a love with tragic consequences.

Both the truth – and the lies – not only threaten to tear them apart, but threaten their very lives.

Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers.

And they’ll be paying the price with their souls.

MY RATE

I devour this book so fast that I wanted to go straight for the second book, but I remembered that I actually have a life and had to study a little, which sucks. I still haven't read second book, but there will be a chance this week for me to read it, there's no other choice.I have to finish this story. That's how good it was.

Going in a little background, this duology comes from other two series that I have not read, but these books can stand alone by themselves (they give you a background in it, so chill). You know, the story goes that the kids fall in love but their parents kind of hate each other, so its like payback or karma. Well, the thing is that the guy is the son of El Jefe of a mexican cartel and the girl is the daughter of a con artist. The girl has always lived in a house full of lies because neither her mom or dad told her or her brother everything and all was founded in lies. But the boy is a different story, he has always known and what he did not was the existence of this other family, till karma happens.

Vicente and Violet are... I would say opposites, but they are not, they are kind of similar, but different in ways that I cannot pinpoint now. Their stories entwines so much, that there's nowhere to go just into the mess they created. What I did hated of the book was that Vicente was NOT fully clear with Violet, he had the chance but he did not took it. And that will be his fall in the next book, or so I think, I'll see when I read it.

What I do have to criticize A LOT, because I HATE this happening, is the Spanish. You all know that my first language is Spanish, so I get really annoyed when an author uses it WRONG. The advice that I will always give... Search for someone to check it, revise it, correct it. Please and thank you.

Basically this book was almost perfect, I would give it five stars if it wasn't for the Spanish. As I said, I will definitely read book number two ASAP. Read me later!

   

Monday, March 20, 2017

[Cover Reveal + Giveaway] Hate 2 Lovers, by: K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield


2 Lovers #2

HATE 2 LOVERS

by: K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

She hates him and his big head.
He likes her and her big t*ts.

She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.
He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.

She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.
He likes her because she’s carrying his child.

She hates the way he gets inside her head.
He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.

Andie: I hate you.
Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.


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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she's active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!


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J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA's.


Friday, March 17, 2017

[Review] Devil's Kiss, by: Ella Frank

Sunset Cove #2

DEVIL'S KISS

by: Ella Frank
Released Date: May 24th, 2016
Read Date: March 17, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 315

What do you do when the one you least expect to matter…

Ends up mattering the most?

Derek Pearson likes to think he’s an easygoing guy. Uncomplicated, upfront, and unapologetic with what he wants. His what you see is what you get attitude is on prominent display for anyone who cares to look, and his foul mouth is right there to back it up should you miss the point.

However, what you see isn’t always what you get, and only a select few have ever glimpsed the real man under the brash exterior.

Among them? Professor Jordan Devaney. Complicated, high-maintenance, and vibrant, he’s Derek’s opposite in every way. From the moment they saw each other, a love-hate relationship began.

But what happens when one person wants more?

MY RATE


Effing finally! I read this book and is a effing finally. I have been hanging around with this book for a long while, since it was out. I was so wanting to know more about these two since book one. Going back to the style of writing of Ella Frank is always my greatest pleasure. So I really, really enjoyed this book, plus the fact that I devoured in a couple of hours.

Since the last book did not actually tell us what was happening around Jordan and Derek, the author made us a book just for them. The story begins in the middle of everything, then goes back in time and then zooms it to the present. For a person that hates that, the book was pretty amazing. Derek and Jordan are completely different people. One spoiled rich smartass boy who always have what he want and one suffered poor boy with family issues, these are Jordan and Derek. But these two touch each other buttons. Even though they live in a constant fight, as Finn says, they really love each other. They just don't know what to do with it.

The book couldn't be more perfect because it just couldn't. I am very happy to recommend this whole series (which is only two books), but also the series that comes before which is one of my favorites of favorites. You all should read Ella Frank, because there's no way that you don't like it.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday Tracks [42]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays will become from now on... Thursday Tracks day! A feature created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. Now, this week song is...

COLD

Artist: Maroon 5 ft. Future

favorite lyrics: Baby tell me how did you get so... cold enough to chill my bones.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

[Cover Reveal] Mixed Up, by: Emma Hart



THE MIXED UP

by: Emma Hart
Release Date: April 18th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Hiring my brother’s best friend was not on my to-do list.
Neither was he.

Expanding my dirty cocktail bar into food was supposed to be easy, except finding a chef in my little town of Whiskey Key is anything but. Until Parker Hamilton comes home—bringing his Michelin starred chef’s hat with him. He has no work. I need someone like him in my new kitchen. There’s just one problem: I hate his cocky, filthy-mouthed, sexy-as-hell guts. Even if I might want him. Just a little…    

Working for my best friend’s sister?
Not on my to-do list. 

She’s another story.   Whiskey Key was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, except I haven’t reached the heights I have by lying in a hammock drinking cocktails. So when Raven Archer is desperate for a chef, I offer up my skills. I’m bored. She needs what I can give her. Except there’s a problem: I’ve always hated her. Her and her big, blue eyes, sassy mouth, and killer curves. If only I didn’t want her.

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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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