July 2, 2014

Cover Wars Vote: A.L. Jackson VS E.L. Montes

 
This is a "meme" started by me, and one I really love. Cover Wars takes two covers and puts them against each other. I am a huge fan of book covers, and sometimes I buy books strictly because the cover sucked me in. This week's Cover Wars is a battle of the cover models.
 
 

Aleena Moore is content with her life. She has goals and dreams and an easy smile. She also has a secret she holds locked inside.

Jared Holt believes he doesn’t deserve to love or be loved. He destroys everything he touches. Haunted by the mistake that shattered his life, he’s fled from the memory of that pain.

Jared doesn’t know why he’s compelled to return, but finds himself drawn back to the place where it all began. The exact place where it ended. When he runs into his childhood best friend, Aleena’s older brother Christopher, he agrees to share Christopher and Aleena’s apartment while he looks for a place of his own.

Aleena is no longer the little girl Jared remembers from his past and evokes feelings in him he never wanted to feel again. Terrified of destroying her, he fights to keep her away. But her touch is something he can’t resist—the touch that sealed his fate.

Their pasts are intertwined and their futures uncertain. The only truths they know are the secrets they whisper in the night.

 
 

BUY HERE: Come to Me Quietly: The Closer to You Series



Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms.
I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality.

But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it.

That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?

I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.



 
BUY HERE: Perfectly Damaged

 
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July 1, 2014

Review: Evidence of Trust by Stacey Joy Netzel


COLORADO TRUST SERIES "Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide." Evidence of Trust, Book 1, April 2014 Trust by Design, Book 2, May 2014 Trust in the Lawe, Book 3, May 2014 Shattered Trust, Book 4, May 2014 Dare to Trust, Book 5, May 2014 EVIDENCE OF TRUST Having grown up under the excessive expectations of her CEO father, Brittany Lucas is as resistant to authority as the mustang she's training for her boss. It's a fault that lands her in more danger than she bargains for while camping in the back-country of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Ranger Joel Morgan is used to having the upper hand in all his cases-until he runs into the headstrong blond while investigating disturbing incidents of poaching in the park. Brittany's imprudent lie of omission awakens ghosts in his past, making the sizzling attraction between them unwelcome. As he searches for evidence he can trust her, the monster mutilating wildlife turns his sights on Brittany, and Joel discovers he'll do whatever it takes to protect her-even give his own life.




Yet another amazing love story told by none other than the brilliant Stacey Joy Netzel! Did I start off to strong? An instant boast isn't always the way to go I know, but when it comes to the work of Stacey Joy Netzel I can't help but want to shout from the roof tops "THESE NOVELS WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU", or just shout it from the pages of this blog. Stacey is a writing force to be reckoned with. Stacey creates love stories that contain a building chemistry, with an edge of mystery, and suspense that will keep you wanting more.


The thing I love most about Stacey's writing, I know when I pick up one of her novels I am not just picking up a love story. I am diving into an adventure, I am going on a journey, I am solving a mystery and along the way I will fall in love. Evidence of Trust did not disappoint.

Ranger Joel Morgan is searching for a poacher in Rocky Mountain National Park. Everyone Joel comes across is considered a suspect until the poacher is caught. One particular suspect named Brittany seems to push all of Ranger Joel's buttons, and the feeling seems to be mutual. These two embark on a mystery to uncover the poacher and along the way they find a bit more than either was looking for.


I thoroughly enjoyed Brittany as a heroine. Brittany is headstrong and refuses to bow down to anyone. Brittany is a save herself heroine, not some damsel in distress awaiting her knight in shining armor.  Oh and Joel, my newest book boyfriend. Joel has this country boy feel to him that made me just fall in love with him. These two together form the perfect amount of chemistry that builds stronger throughout the story.
 
The love story is great believe me I have to have a great love story in my books. But the mystery behind who the poacher is or isn't, is what kept me flipping the pages in this story. As the story progresses so many things happen and so many clues unfold I just had to know who it was. I just had to know how the story was going to end.


So of course I recommended this story to readers. How could I not? I recommend this story to readers and lovers of contemporary romance.
 
 
 

 
BUY HERE: Evidence of Trust (Colorado Trust Series Book 1)

*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

June 30, 2014

Book Blind Date #58

 
 
 
This is a brand new meme for those all to boring Monday's. Book Blind Date is inspired by a Facebook post Adria from Adria's Romance Reviews and I saw on Lawrence Public Library Page about a book blind date. This really got us thinking, what if the only thing you new about a book was what the story was about? No character names, no pretty covers to suck you in. Here's how it works, you know the old saying never judge a book by its cover? Well you won't be able to, for this meme you are going to decide which book you would go on a "date" with based on the synopsis. Names are removed just in case you have heard about these telltale heroines/heroes. 
 
 
Blind Date #1
 

I love him, from the instant I set eyes on him when I was just 11 years old I have loved him and nothing will ever change that, he owns me, he owns my heart and he owns my body and no matter how many lies are told, no matter how many people conspire to keep us apart, despite the fame and the distance, we will find a way.

"G*** R**, when we made love you used to cry" ... He waits for me to sing my bit. I try to swallow down a sob but I just end up singing through it...
"I said I love you like the stars above, I'll love you till I die"

Blind Date #2
 

When B*** P*** arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

A***'s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

Last Week's Blind Dates Revealed  
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Blind Date #1     Blind Date #2
 
 
 
 
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May 19, 2014

Book Blind Date #57

 
This is a brand new meme for those all to boring Monday's. Book Blind Date is inspired by a Facebook post Adria from Adria's Romance Reviews and I saw on Lawrence Public Library Page about a book blind date. This really got us thinking, what if the only thing you new about a book was what the story was about? No character names, no pretty covers to suck you in. Here's how it works, you know the old saying never judge a book by its cover? Well you won't be able to, for this meme you are going to decide which book you would go on a "date" with based on the synopsis. Names are removed just in case you have heard about these telltale heroines/heroes. 
 
 
Blind Date #1
 
 

Fate hasn’t always been friends with I*** W***. In fact, fate has been a downright bitch. I*** has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing I*** knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved. For the last two years I*** has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband. When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door. A*** never thought he would look into the eyes of I*** W*** again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated. How will A*** and I*** deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?

 
 
Blind Date #2
 
 
M*** M*** has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, R***, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, M*** finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without R***, are R***'s best friends and parents.

Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, M*** starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again M*** learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.



Last Week's Blind Dates Revealed  
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Blind Date #1     Blind Date #2
 
 

 
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May 15, 2014

Let's Talk: Where Has the Book Whore Been Hiding

 
 
 *Rubs Eyes, Stretches* Hello lovely readers!!  I may be a little rusty at this but I am ecstatic to finally be back in the blogging world. Wait? What was that? You didn't realize I was gone?!?! *Sniff* Well I want you to know that I missed you all so much. Every reading pal, every author, countless new releases, and every meme I enjoy looking at each week, I missed you. Where have I been you ask? Well have I got a story for you.
 
 
The past two years I have been in school for radiology. Up until the last month I didn't have much of an issue balancing working (two jobs), school, studying, family, and my love of blogging/reading. I did start to have dwindling post but normally I was able to pop in every so often and say hey. Unfortunately this last semester has kicked my butt!! My school load became heftier which forced me to put away my romance novels and replace them with radiobiology books. Not my idea of fun let me tell you.
 
I am happy to tell you as of this week I have officially graduated! Cheers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I wanted to jump into a book the very second I exited the stage! After all reading is my favorite escape, my hideaway, my best friend. Now as a graduate I will have lots of time to read...or so I thought. When it comes to being a medical student, graduating is only half the battle, passing your boards are the other half. Rest assured though as of today I have passed my boards!!!! BRING ON THE BOOKS!!!
 
I have crossed all my hurtles and can now break out of my school books and jump back into my romance novels. No more pencils, no more radiobiology books, no more teacher dirty look. Now that I have completed my schooling, passed my boards I am super happy to jump back into the world of reading/blogging. I miss all my blogging pals and all my reading buddies. I also missed all my book boyfriends but we can keep that tidbit between you and I.
 
 
Thanks everyone for sticking through this tough time with me.
 
Sincerely,
 
Danielle Perez RT(R)