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I have to say that due to some changes in my life recently, I might not post for a long while. I have not read in some time and adulting life is catching up with me now that I graduated. I promise that soon I will find a pace and start to blog again. For now, everything that is being posted was scheduled from a long time ago. See ya!

UPDATE: I'm really trying to find a better pace. I am reading more than before, but I need to find time to actually review and post more. I think you might see more posts, at random, that have not been scheduled from way before. Anyways, enjoy, and I'll be back soon, hopefully.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

[R] Viktor, by: Clarissa Wild

Viktor
by: Clarissa Wild

★★★★★

Animal. Monster. Beast. That’s what they call Viktor Melikov, the man who hides in the dark … But even monsters need to be loved. The moment he sees the girl hired to dance for him, everything ceases to exist. It’s a feeling he’s unfamiliar with … and craves more than anything.

Alexis Kidd sells her body. Not because she wants to, but because she needs to. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to support her family and survive.

Now she must dance for a man hiding behind a veil.
But when the urge to take a look grows too strong … Alexis gets more than she bargained for.
More than Viktor was willing to give.

*NOTE: This book is NOT Paranormal*
Inspired by a fairytale, VIKTOR is a standalone Romance by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Clarissa Wild.

[Series Review] The Iron Fey, by: Julie Kagawa

I just finished one of my dearest series, a long one, and I feel like burning my house because I wanted more and expected more. I know deep inside of me that there's no more, but I just want more. At least one chapter, for heaven's sake! I noticed that I haven't reviewed them all, so I will review the ones I haven't and the ones I did, so everything is on sync. THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS! Two series form one called:
by: Julie Kagawa
Rated: ★★★★½

Rated: ★★★★☆
Everything started for me on February, 2013, and ended today, April, 2016. I have always, always loved the Fae, so I went right into this series without looking what it was about or anything. To my surprise the faeries of the books were based on A Midsummer's Night Dream, by William Shakeapeare, and I went over the moon. Then I started to recognized characters, met new ones and I couldn't stop smiling. The whole story of Iron Fae and all was the cherry on top.

Meghan Chase, in my opinion, is one of the best narrators in the whole series. Ethan Chase is quite good, but it doesn't compare and reading from Ash's was good too, though. At beginning, Meghan does not know nothing of the Hidden, aka the faeries. Not even when his best friend is one, aka Robin Goodfellow (or Puck as everyone calls him). But when Meghan notices that she can see Them and that somehow his brother was traded... She finds herself in the mission of searching for her brother, Ethan (at that time a child of, I think, five years old). While trying to bring him back, secrets keep coming up and the mission just gets harder and harder.
Rated: ★★★★★

Rated: ★★★★★
Rescuing Ethan was a piece of cake in comparison with everything. In three books, Meghan discovered that she was a half-faery herself, daughter of Oberon, King of the Seelie Court. Not only that, but because of that she has a power not other faery has, she can touch iron, making her an iron faery. A new race of faery was born when humanity created the technology they have now. The Iron Fae are dangerous to the others, Summer and Winter, so the courts are threatened by them, and making a war against them. When Meghan discovered she was the Iron Daughter, she went seeking for help to the Iron King, Ferum, but little did she know that he was dying and soon SHE was going to become the Iron Queen. You see, rescuing Ethan was easy-peasy.

Rated: ★★★★★
But do not forget about the forbidden love between Ashallyn' Darkmyr Tallyn, aka Ash, the Ice Prince son of the Mab, the Queen of the UnSeelie Court, and the new Iron Daughter, then the Summer Princess. Those two courts, aka the Summer and Winter courts, HATE each other to death, so both of them falling in love makes Romeo and Juliet a walk in the park. Hearing Meghan thoughts let us know that she was always in love with him, but Ash was so so quiet in his thoughts, until he wasn't anymore. Ash is the kind of son that would never betray his mother (the UnSeelie Queen), except for love. But how a faery like him, without a soul, can love the Iron Queen.

Rated: ★★★★½
After war is over, Meghan is in his throne controlling everything of the Iron Realm (Mag Tuiredh) what is left of the series is to see the happily ever after between Ash and herself. That's when the last book of The Iron Fey comes in action. Told in Ash's perspective. He has to find a way to live with his Queen (Meghan) in her realm without dying of iron sickness. The only way out is to find a soul and to do that the journey is very long, to become the Iron Knight. Deep into the Deep Wyld, where there's no map and no one can guarantee him that he'll come back with a soul.

Rated: ★★★★★
That book, now I know, give us glimpses of the series that comes after. New characters as the Thin Man (mayor of a Forgotten town), the Wolf and of course, the Forgotten (a race of Fae that has been forgotten and that is slightly fading away). Of course, we see more of my favorites characters, such as Grimalkin, the annoying cat that knows everything but tells you little until is too late. I seriously love that cat! The thing is that Ash does find himself a soul and goes back to Meghan to reign as her consort, but wait!

Is NOT over! Before Meghan is even pregnant, there comes a seer with an interesting prophecy, the Iron Prophecy. It says that her son will kill Ethan (his uncle) and he will unite or destroy the courts once and for all. Whoops! I guess that it wasn't that the end of the series, right?


When I finished the Iron Knight, I knew I couldn't continue to the next book, The Lost Prince, because the book was going to end in a cliff. I knew it, still went for it and I was left hanging so bad and it hurt to wait a year for the second and another year for the third and last. Color me a dumbass!

Rated: ★★★★½
The thing about this new series is that is told by Ethan Chase, ask the Lost Prince. This story continue Meghan's but a lot of years later. Meghan had his kid, Keirran, and he is big enough to be called the Iron Prince. When Ethan arrived, by accident, to the Nevernever, Meghan is terrified for himself. She knows that if he meets Keirran, the prophecy will come to be real. But, again, little did she know that not everything is in her power now.

Let's go back and give some background of Ethan after all these years. After all the chaos when he was kidnapped and all, Ethan left Nevernever knowing about Them and seeing Them in every corner. Now, that he has seventeen, he doesn't want to do anything with them. He feels betrayed by his sister and forgotten. In the mortal world, the Fae know of him and knows that he can see Them, so they bother him a lot. Ethan started classes for self-defense, which come very handy to deal with them. Now, the thing is that they are actually behind him, trying to kill him, so he has to take matters in his hands. What he doesn't know is that he will drag Mackenzie St. James, aka Kenzie, with him to Nevernever.

With all this background, we have among ourselves another war. This time between the Forgotten and the "real" Fae (Summer, Winter and Iron). The problem of the Forgotten is that they don't want to be exactly forgotten anymore. They want to live, and their queen is commanding them, aka the First Queen of Nevernever. She wants to go back to her glory days, where the Veil didn't exists and the humans were just a play toy to the faeries, days of blood and misery. No one wants to go back to that, right?

Rated: ★★★★½
The Iron Traitor is our dear Keirran. Keirran is in love with a summer faery named Annwyl, sounds like something you know of, right? There was a plan made by Titania, Queen of the Seelie Court, to see Keirran fall and Annwyl was the one to become his doom. When Annwyl couldn't follow the Summer Queen's plans, she was exiled of the Nevernever. The poor girl start to fade and slowing becoming one of the Forgotten. Keirran, as in love as he is, starts to look for something to keep her with him and to not let her fade. The only way is to use dark magic and bind his soul to her, but that means he will not have a soul, making him a pawn of the First Queen. What a clusterfuck!

Rated: ★★★★★
Everything does come to a good end, but everything has a cost. The poor girl, Annwyl, died. Thin Man died trying to make the Forgotten against the First Queen (he succeed, but still died). Ethan was our hero, called the Iron Warrior. Keirran was exiled from all Nevernever and cast to the In Between as the Forgotten King. Which I think he has to fight that crown with Leanansidhe, aka Lea, who proclaimed herself the Queen of Exiles and lives in the In Between too, but we will never know. There is so many things that we will never know and I'm very very mad about it. I wanted a better wrap-up of the whole story. I wanted a real Epilogue. I wanted to Keirran to be happy. I wanted to see Ethan being happy with Kenzie. I wanted so many things and I'm just mad that I will not see even a quart of it all.

Do not get me wrong! I LOVE, love, LoVe the series. Will be one of my many favorites forever and ever. But I am mad I don't have more. I just wanted the magic to had a happy ending and the author just gave me an ending. Nothing more. GIVE ME MORE! Please? Es inútil! Nadie nunca me escucha! Ugh. Guys, I recommend the whole two series no matter my thoughts. Have patience with the books, sometimes they get a little dragging but is all worth it. I love it all, thank you author for giving me such a fantasy world to live in for three years. So, yeah, read me later!

[Book Blitz + Excerpt + GIVEAWAY!] Viktor, by: Clarissa Wild


Viktor
by: Clarissa Wild
Publication date: April 27th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

*NOTE: This book is NOT Paranormal*
Animal. Monster. Beast. That’s what they call Viktor Melikov, the man who hides in the dark … But even monsters need to be loved. The moment he sees the girl hired to dance for him, everything ceases to exist. It’s a feeling he’s unfamiliar with … and craves more than anything.
Alexis Kidd sells her body. Not because she wants to, but because she needs to. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to support her family and survive.
Now she must dance for a man hiding behind a veil.
But when the urge to take a look grows too strong … Alexis gets more than she bargained for.
More than Viktor was willing to give.
Inspired by a fairytale, VIKTOR is a standalone Romance by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Clarissa Wild.


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Without looking away, I grab the cereal and milk and pour them into my bowl. She takes another bite of her cereal, never taking her eyes off mine as I put the spoon in and taste it.
And then we sit and eat … and stare.
“Okay …” Winston says, and he grabs a newspaper and sits down on a stool in the kitchen and blocks us out while reading.
I don’t care. I’m not talking and neither is she. I’m not going to give her any more excuses to make a run for it, and she’s not telling me what she really thought when she saw me, so …
SMACK!
Something’s stuck to my face.
Sticky … milky … cereal.
And her face. It turns from a full-on frown to full-blown laughter.
She places her hand over her mouth, but it can’t hide her sly smile.
Grinding my teeth, I wipe my face off with a napkin and cock my head at her.
Slowly, I put the spoon back into the bowl, watching her stare as I bring it up to my face.
And then I quickly turn it around and catapult it at her.
It smashes right into her forehead.
I grin as it drips off her, and the smile is wiped off her face immediately.
“Motherfucker,” she growls, and she grabs another spoonful. “Oh, it’s on.”
Suddenly, we’re in an all-out war.
Cereal and milk flies everywhere. Spoons too.
“Hey! Watch it! I just bought new China,” Winston says, putting down his newspaper.
“Eat shit!” Alexis yells, throwing her entire bowl at my face.
I only barely manage to catch the bowl, without its contents … which are now splashed over my chest and the floor.
“Oh, now you’ve done it,” I growl, and I pick up my bowl, stand up, walk toward her … and throw it over the top of her head.
She squeals as the cold milk runs over her body, which only a thin nightgown covers. Her instantly hardening nipples catch my attention. They’re hard to miss, and I swallow back the emerging lust.
“Fuck. You’ll pay for that.”
Her fingers are on my chest before I know it, twisting my nipples.
“Ow! Fuck,” I scream, grabbing her wrists. “No, bad Lexi.”
“Woof,” she says, laughing.
I shake my head, laughing too.
I’m fucking angry she threw her food at me, but it was fucking fun too. I can’t decide which one is more important to feel right now.
But when I look into her eyes, everything ceases to matter.

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, and Stalker. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Stalking the Shelves [16]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can read more about the creation of this meme by visiting the official launch page here.
April 9, 2016 to April 30,2016

I'm here again, again! I'm sorry I haven't updated in these three weeks, but I was busy and I did not had much to update because I haven't read much like I would like. Either way, I read and now you'll see my progress...

READ THESE PAST WEEKS:

CURRENTLY READING:
  • Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare (I know I haven't finish in a month and I kind of don't want to. Haven't read much of it and its currently living in the back of my car waiting to be picked up again.)
  • The Iron Warrior, by Julie Kagawa
HOPE TO READ SOON:
  • Viktor, by Clarissa Wild
  • Tell the Wind and Fire, by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Worth It, by Linda Kage
  • The Girl's Got Secrets, by Linda Kage
  • The Infinite Sea, by Rick Yancey
What a sad list, right? I know, I know. I should be ashamed, but guess what? I am not! *winks*

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Friday 56 [5]

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#ThankGodItsFriday! Friday, definitely, is my favorite word that starts with F. And if it's Friday that means this post has to be up. The rules are simple: grab a book, any book; turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (if you have to improvise, that's ok.); find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it); post it; and add your (url) post below in Linky in Freda's Voice blog. It's that simple! My teaser this Friday is from:
(The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #3)
by: Julie Kagawa

"I have no choice," Meghan whispered. Opening her eyes, she took a deep breath, her voice growing stronger, though the heart-wrenching pain on her face never disappeared. "I hereby declare Prince Keirran a traitor to Faery," she announced in clear, firm tones, "and exile him from the Iron Court. He is no longer under the protection of Mag Tuiredh, and all titles and privileges of rank have been stripped. Let this be made known to all--Keirran is now the enemy of Mag Tuiredh, the Iron Court and the Nevernever."

I have to admit that those words made my heart a little bit smaller. I love Keirran and I don't really think he is the villain, but he does have the kind of friends that mom does not approve. I hoping he will not die and everyone will have a happy ending. When I finish this book, I will gladly say that I finish one of my many favorite series and I will be a little sad of letting them go. Dudes, and dudettes, if you like the Fae, Julie Kagawa write the best of them all. Read them!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

[Cover Reveal] Struck from the Record, by: K.A. Linde

“Yet another awesome read from K.A. Linde! Clay is HOT and BAD in the best way possible, you won’t be able to put it down! I literally was begging for more!” -A.L. Jackson, NYT Bestselling Author
Struck from the Record
(Record #4)
by: K.A. Linde
Release date: June 7th, 2016
Cover designer: Sarah Hansen @ Okay Creations
Photography: Lauren Perry @ Perrywinkle Photoraphy

Clay Maxwell is a smart, quick witted, sex-driven, manwhore with the good looks to match. Plenty of women have shared his bed, but only one has ever been constant, Andrea.

Their rules were simple. When they’re together, it’s just the two of them. When they’re apart, anything is fair game. And it worked. For ten years.

But one of them has changed the game…

Clay must decide if his player ways are worth losing the one girl who has always been there.


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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. currently live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

[R] Appealed, by: Emma Chase

Appealed
(The Legal Briefs #3)
by: Emma Chase

★★★★☆

When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate - and prized - parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Christian Louboutins.

Brent has never let the loss of his leg in a childhood accident affect his ability to lead a fulfilling life. He sets high goals–and then he reaches them.

And now he has his sights set on Kennedy.

When Kennedy looks at Brent Mason, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue-worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell.

She’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore - she’s a DC prosecutor with a long winning streak behind her. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case and she thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.

But things aren’t exactly working out that way.

Because every fiery exchange has her wondering if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. Each argument and objection only makes him want her more. In the end, Brent and Kennedy may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.

[Cover Reveal] Jewel Novel series, by: Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely’s THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR and THE SAPPHIRE HEIST, the titles in Lauren’s new contemporary romance Jewel Novel series have covers and they are hot!  Readers will find sex, wit, glamour, and high stakes in this enemies-to-lovers sexy contemporary romance series, with a rugged, ex-military, dirty-talking alpha hero! 
THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR is set to release on July 12, 2016 with the second novel, THE SAPPHIRE HEIST, releasing on August 16, 2016!

from THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR:
He’d have to get to the bottom of this on his own, and figure out if he was being played by the woman with the starfish belly ring. He wasn’t going to let last night’s kiss cloud his focus. He wasn’t going to let that blue bikini that hugged her hips, and had the good fortune to snuggle up to her breasts, distract him. Absolutely not.
“I’m glad you made it. I thought you’d get a kick out of Happy Turtle Cove, since you named me Happy Turtle,” she said, then dropped her voice to a faux whisper. “But it’s really a cove for turtles. I was just swimming with them.”
Stop. Just stop.
Swimming with turtles was too adorable. Especially when her nose crinkled. A constellation of freckles was splashed across her nose. He hadn’t noticed them yesterday. Briefly, he wondered where else she might be hiding freckles that he’d uncover on a proper and thorough investigation of her fantastic body. Preferably with his tongue, across every inch of her skin. “You were actually swimming with turtles?”
She tapped the mesh bag on her shoulder. “My snorkel gear is in here.” She gestured to her body. “Sorry, I’m still in my bathing suit. I’ll put on a sundress as soon as this is dry.”
“Or just remove the bikini entirely so it’ll dry faster. It’s not ever necessary to put on a dress on my account. I’m completely OK with the bikini as a sole item of clothing on a woman like you,” he said, then nearly smacked himself. He had to stop thinking with his dick. He had to use that head on his goddamn shoulders.
Cover up that body. Put a paper bag over your face. Stop being so damn sexy and sweet. Stop making me think about taking you back to my hotel room and peeling off that bikini and tasting how sweet your sun-kissed skin is.
“I’m glad to know that both nudity and skimpy bathing suits have your sartorial approval. But I actually hope to look somewhat decent when you take me to the Coconut Iguana. My friend Sandy runs it.”
He arched an eyebrow in question.
She tapped her wrist, even though it was bare. She didn’t strike him as a watch wearer. “Lunch time. I’m hungry. So I decided to let you take me out to lunch as a reward for your showing up and following my napkin instructions. Plus, they have the best fish tacos on the Islands, and absolutely amazing coconut drinks,” she said, stepping closer and bumping her hip against him.
A groan rumbled in his chest. Why was the universe torturing him?
He forced his brain to take over. To focus on facts, not lust. Because it made no sense why she’d be hungry, since he’d seen her at a restaurant two hours ago, and she didn’t look like she noshed around the clock. This was another sign that she might be working for the enemy.
“I’m hungry, too. Let’s head to the Coconut Iguana.” He held out a hand, telling himself that lunch was the perfect opportunity to get to the heart of who this woman was. Since she knew Eli, she might be a valuable asset. And if this woman was playing him, he could play her.
 **THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR & THE SAPPHIRE HEIST are being released by Montlake, which is an Amazon publishing company, and will only be available for sale at Amazon. You can download a free Kindle reading app for any smartphone or tablet here: http://amzn.to/1MIyrHi.**


(Jewel Novel #1)
Release Date: July 12, 2016

Bounty hunter Jake Harlowe knows how to track a criminal. So when a group of swindled shareholders hires him to trail their former CEO, Jake expects a quick trip to the Cayman Islands to close another case. Until a devastatingly beautiful woman gets in the way.

Steph Anderson is visiting the Caymans for a rock climbing and dive trip—or so she tells Jake. She’s really trying to find out whether or not her stepfather embezzled money from his company. The last thing Steph needs is the distraction of a sexy, charming man whose kisses drive her wild.

Soon, the pair discover they’re after the same target—and millions in jewels. While Jake can’t be certain Steph isn’t working for her stepfather, and Steph can’t be certain Jake isn’t after the diamonds for himself, they can agree the heat between them is intense, and neither can deny the passion for long.

But the morning after, Steph discovers that she just might have slept with the enemy, and now she’ll have to outwit him to get everything she needs…

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(Jewel Novel #2)
Release Date: August 16, 2016

Keep your lover close and your enemy closer…

After giving in to a fiery night of passion, island adventurer Steph Anderson and bounty hunter Jake Harlowe are back to square one. With millions in stolen jewels at stake, it’s hard for Steph not to question her new partner’s true motives—no matter how sexy he might be. Jake is hungry for more of Steph, but he can sense her growing mistrust, which only fuels his own doubts. Worse, there’s undeniable evidence that someone else is now after the jewels—and that they are both in real danger.

Fighting against their magnetic attraction is a distraction these two can’t afford. In order to survive, they’ll have to pull off one more heist—and trust each other with something even more precious than jewels: their hearts.

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Lauren Blakely
Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With nine New York Times bestsellers,her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller List more than three dozen times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love and Fighting Fire. She recently released BIG ROCK, a sexy standalone romantic comedy that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In the late spring, she’ll release MISTER O, another standalone romantic comedy.


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Waiting on Wednesday [34]

"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:

(The Fifth Wave #3)
by: Rick Yancey

 We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won’t end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning, on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.


Master storyteller Rick Yancey invokes triumph, loss, and unrelenting action as the fate of the planet is decided in the conclusion to this epic series.

RELEASE DATE: May 24th, 2016

What are you waiting on?