Thursday, January 17, 2013

Been busy reading again ;)

Alien 'n' Outlaw by KC Burn 5*
BLURB:R'kos, son of the Ankylos Emperor, is expected to settle down. But he's much more attracted to human males than to his own species. Eager to explore his forbidden longings, he steals a ship and heads to Elora Ki to see if he can find the right human guy. Darien robs the corrupt to give to those in need, but now he needs a ride off Elora Ki, stat. Pursued by drug lords, he accepts help from the amorous stranger who calls himself Ricky. As they fly together along Darien's route, their friendship quickly turns into passion. But when Ricky is injured, Darien must contact the embassy to get his alien lover the medical care he needs. As Darien finds himself accused of kidnapping, and Ricky fears his family's disappointment, can the two protect their growing relationship? Or are their differences just too great?
My Review:I really enjoyed this story. The relationship between Ricky and Darien was hot and intense and really zinged off the pages. I look forward to reading more from this author as the Science Fiction part of the story wasn't neglected for the Romance part which is rare to find.

Get'n Hammered by Casey Hamilton 4*
BLURB: Thomas Hammer, a pit bull shifter, is bound by magic in his canine form and needs to find a way to break free. He wants to show his owner, Desiree Duvall, the man of her dreams sleeps at her feet every night--she just doesn't know it. Hammer battles members of his old pack out for revenge and tries to protect Desiree from harm. He also discovers a secret organization of shifters who protect the outside world from discovering their existence. Even if Hammer breaks the spell, he still has to win the girl and save the day. Or he can sit, roll over, and play dead. His destiny takes an unexpected turn and Thomas decides it's time for Get'n Hammered.
My Review: Slight spoiler (which I hate giving): This story would have got a 5* if it hadn't had all the dogs end up as shifters and if Desiree hadn't spent an awful lot of the book remembering previous lovers! Aside from that it was a good story.

reread of Out Of The Box by Kallysten 4*
BLURB: When she walked into the club, all Virginia wanted was satisfy her curiosity about vampires - and about being bitten. But when Anando reached out to her and asked her what games she wanted to play, he opened the Pandora box and Virginia found answers to questions she had never thought to ask.
& Living Out Of The Box by Kallysten 4*
BLURB: The very first time Virginia spent a night with the vampire Anando, she couldn’t have begun to imagine all the sensual and sexual games she would experience with him. She also couldn’t have imagined that she would fall in love with him, or he with her. As she moves in with him and they find their places in each other’s lives, the discoveries start again. A few of them happen through old games revisited: roleplay, public sex or a familiar dildo in a different hand. Other discoveries come through new toys, some battery-operated, others custom-made to fit just right. And yet more discoveries come from playing with old and new partners. But in the end, the one lesson that remains the same might be the most important of all: love.
My Review on both: I read these two because I've always enjoyed the authors writing style and these two are very hot and exciting reads. Oh, and because I love Anando ;)

Beneath The Twin Moons Of Haldae by Angela Yseult 5*
BLURB:Trainee observer Zaren was never supposed to set foot on the fifth planet of system 59, let alone have contact with the indigenous population. In fact, any contact is grounds for her immediate dismissal from the program. Zaren has dreamed of being an observer for as long as she can remember, and she knows the rules well. But when her observation vehicle crashes, she finds herself in dire need of help. Kris has been sent by the Elders of his village on a solo journey into the woods. He needs to choose a single animal to shape-shift into. Only then will he be recognized as a man by his people. Only then will he be allowed to return to care for the last member of his family, his gravely ill sister, Elea. When Kris finds Zaren fighting for her life, he doesn’t hesitate for a second to save her, even though she’s a stranger, even though he can’t understand her – and even though he risks exile if she discovers he is a shifter. As they trek through the woods in search of Zaren’s lost shuttle, they learn more than they ought to about each other, and also about themselves. But they will both have to return to their own kind eventually… How will they explain themselves to their people without losing everything? More importantly, what will they do when they have to say goodbye?
My Review: Why couldn't authors have written books like this when I was a Young Adult? I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and felt for the main characters as they struggled to understand each other.In fact the only thing I wasn't keen on was the constant switching between the timelines, but it did make sense to me for the author to have written it that way once I got into the story.

The Witch's Birthday Brew by Astrid Cielo 4*
BLURB:Overworked, underpaid and lonely? What’s a voluptuous witch to do? Well it certainly isn't online dating. When Genesis spends her birthday at the beck and call of her scumbag boss, she loses her inhibitions and brews up something special for her birthday weekend.
My Review: A pleasant short story that was actually full of humour,lust and magic.

Alien Disaster by Rob May
BLURB: Fourteen-year-old Brandon Walker’s world is turned upside-down in the middle of the summer holidays when London is hit by a mysterious and catastrophic attack. With the help of two unlikely friends, he battles to uncover a secret within his own family that might hold the key to saving the whole planet.
Alien Disaster is a fast-paced science fiction thriller for readers aged twelve and above.

My Review: Why do YA get all the great Science Fiction books nowadays? This was an action packed Aliens invade Earth story that had a few unusual twists and was so well written in it's descriptions that I can see it making a wonderful film too.

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