Book Review: Crossing All Boundaries

Book Title: Crossing All Boundariescrossing

Book Author: Suzanne Nemec

Source: Bought

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

This is a long sweet paranormal romance. Isn’t the cover beautiful?

It’s about how true love, love of soulmates could be stronger than high powers like high priestesses and or Merlin…or not. It’s very well edited and the language is easy to follow, though along with Jennifer you get to learn about gemstones and white light.

Suzanne does a good job bringing out the characters and their inner thoughts. Plus, though it’s a slow burning romance at the beginning and there is a lot of detail; all events still fall into place. My favorite character was Merlin, and hopefully there will be more of him in book 2.

I recommend this novel to those who like well developed characters and story lines. Liking metaphysical properties is a plus.

Book Review: K-Love (Korean Drama Series Book 1)

Book Title: K-Love (Korean Drama Series Book 1)

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Book Authors: Devon Atwood and Alice Cornwall 

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

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Chase has been set up. She finds herself on a blind date with a Korean hottie, and all because her mom obsessively loves Korean romance dramas. It turns out that Daniel Bak is actually really dreamy, but things take a turn for the worse when Chase happens upon stolen research on her university professor’s laptop. It throws her into the arms of wealthy corporate heir Hyun Tae, who also happens to be Daniel’s best friend.

Caught between both men, and hunted down by a vengeful CEO, Chase must rely on Hyun Tae’s protection. But when the drama settles, where will her heart land?

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Adding a blurb for this one just needed to happen cause it’s actually a complicated story.

Okay, I admit…I love Korean dramas. And, yes, I don’t speak Korean and have to read subtitles but I still find them fun. So, when I saw this book on Goodreads, it was like…K.U? Not yet. K.U.? Yes! Press download, download lol

I adored Chase and I loved how she was disabled. That created a cool and different main character. The boys were all adorable and though it was predictable, I still had a fun reading and would have read it in one sitting if it wasn’t for work and being a mom. Can’t wait for book 2. Maybe, I would be able to get an ARC?

Anyway, at the end of the book, the authors shared their website. Here it is – http://devoncornwallwrite.com/  They are on wordpress!

I recommend this novel to those who love Korean dramas and love romances. I’m not a fan of love triangles, but I didn’t even notice it in this book. 😉

PS: I loved the cover!

Book Review: Shifter’s University

Book Title: Shifter’s Universityshifters

Book Author: K. R. Thompson

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

So here’s the fun part – It’s not about shifters in high school. When I was starting out as an writer in a writing community that no longer exists, it was popular to write about shifters in high school. This is about shifters in university. All grown up from my perspective lol

Mainly it’s about a dragon shifter and a fox. It also has griffins, mermaids, snakes, wolves, and more. It’s about learning to accept the animal part of oneself and at the same time keeping a secret from humans. All the while fighting bad humans who want all shifters dead.

Warning: This book ends on a cliffhanger.

Also, there’s a slow burning romance but the couple is cute. I really liked Logan + Claire. Cute.

I recommend this novel to those who read stories about shifters in high school and are ready to graduate to university. 😉

Book Review: Blast off to the Moon! (Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog)

Book Title: Blast off to the Moon! (Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog)

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Book Author:  Lauren Gunderson

Book Illustrator: Valerio Fabbretti

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

This was such a pleasure to read. It’s a really cute book for kids and for their parents. The illustrations are beautiful and the characters are adorable.

I recommend it to parents who want to read a quick story to their kids. Perfect for any time of the year though I do say, we had a Super Moon a couple of days ago and kids are probably thinking about the moon so this could be a good read for right now.

^_^

Book Review: A Cowboy for Christmas

Book Title: A Cowboy for Christmas cowboy.JPG

Book Author:  Celia Aaron

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

 

So here’s an interesting part – “Author’s Note: A Cowboy for Christmas ends at 43%. For a limited time, the stories “Christmas Candy” and “A Stepbrother for Christmas” are included at the back of this book as a little holiday treat.”

So grab your copy today. I read all three stories.

Warning: Has dirty language and sex. For ages 18+.

A Cowboy for Christmas is a good sexy story for the holidays. It has a good story with a really hot cowboy. I liked how it unfolded and how the romance blossomed between ‘enemies’. It has romance and wild sex so good for those who are looking to read steamy books during the cold winter nights. I also liked the Christmas Candy store. It’s a little bit more wild than A Cowboy for Christmas but still is sweet. I wasn’t too fond of the stepbrother one.

I recommend this novella to readers who like steamy romances, cowboys, and bulls.

Book Review: Hotsuka’s Story

Book Title: Hotsuka’s Story jh

Book Author:  J. F. Mehentee

Source: Bought on Amazon

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

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I had three visitors during that awful time of helplessness: the first was my enemy, the second a goddess with child and, finally, my only friend, a Djinni.

No longer a celestial, Hotsuka must quickly adapt to life as a human if he’s to save his newborn son. Things go from bad to worse when he learns that he’s at the centre of a cosmic plan to change the universe forever. Not everyone, however, wants change…

Hotsuka’s Story is the first of six novellas in the epic fantasy Dragon Pearl series. Set in a world that borrows from Asian and Middle Eastern mythologies, and where gods and humans exist alongside one another, each novella describes the events that culminate in the Takeo Sura Pearl novels: Tamuda Rising and The Four-Day War.

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Earlier this year, I mentioned one book to be in my top ten for the year. I don’t think that I mentioned another in the top category until this one. This one falls in my top ten for sure.

It was a great surprise.

First of all, I love the cover. It’s a professional looking cover with a dragon on it. I mean seriously, who can say no to a book if there’s a dragon on the cover?

Second of all, I’m really impressed with the story telling. At first, I was a bit confused at what Hotsuka did to get his punishment and the author did a great job bringing up what happened. I do have to say that for a long time, I thought Hotsuka to be a jackass, but then as the story moves forward and years fly by, one can start to understand him and why did what he did though, it still doesn’t excuse his actions.

Oh, of course, what I liked about Hotsuka is that he made mistakes and a lot of them! It’s been a long time for me reading about flawed characters. It was good to see that he learned from his mistakes and I believe that one of my favorite lessons that he learned is about forgiveness.

Many of us need to learn that lesson.

Hey! Here’s the best part. When you reach the end, you get to subscribe to the author’s newsletter. Maybe, not your cup of tea, but you do get book 2 in the series!!! I already have it on my kindle and will find time to read because frankly speaking…my TBR list is growing.

I highly recommend this book to those who like fiction with mythology take. This one takes on Asian and Middle Eastern methodologies and intervenes them pretty well into the story line. There’s infatuation, confusion, interest, fear, anger, and many more emotions. Take a chance on this fantastic author and read his work!

Book Review: Hearts Are Like Balloons @literarydust

Book Title: Hearts Are Like Balloons balloons

Book Author:  Candace Robinson

Source: K.U.

Rating: 4.5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Warning: Emotional triggers- woman who are pregnant, new mothers/fathers, and those who have lost a loved one be aware that there are some scenes that are hard to swallow. 

First of all, I love the cover. I get a feeling that the balloons will any minute fly away. Second of all, I’m really impressed with the story telling. It has the right tone and conveys May’s feelings perfectly. The reason behind deducting a .5 is because there were a couple of missing quotation marks and it was a bit confusing to read.

Back to talking about this amazing piece of work. I’m very happy that I finally got a chance to read May’s story. It was a pleasure seeing her grow, especially after so much tragedy. When it comes to stories of the heart,  the emotions are key and Candace nailed it. Sure, there was a couple of scenes that made me really depressed, but as May was able to pull through it, so was I.

I highly recommend this book to those who understand what hard times are and know that there is always something to look forward to.

Book Review: Exp1re

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Book Author:  Erin Noelle

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

This is a romance that doesn’t have a happy ending, at least not in book 1. I wasn’t able to read this book in one sitting thanks to working and taking care of my baby, but if I had time, I would have loved to do that.

We get two characters, who meet under difficult circumstances and both are afraid of falling in love. Both see the world differently and both hint about running out of time and if I say anymore, I would give things away. I really liked how one of them is a photographer and the other is a teacher. It gives it an edge and I liked how there were metaphors that had to do with the universe, Jupiter, and pi.

Book 2 will be out soon, next month, if I remember correctly.

I recommend this novel to those who like contemporary romance with a hint of fantasy.

 

Book Review: An Author’s Odyssey (The Land of Stories #5)

Book Title: The Land of Stories (An Author’s Odyssey)land

Book Author: Chris Colfer

Source: Bought at a Barnes and Noble

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

For my review of book 1, go here: The Land of Stories (The Wishing Spell)

For my review of book 2, go here: The Land of Stories (The Enchantress Returns)

For my review of book 3, go here: Book Review: The Land of Stories (A Grimm Warning)

For my review of book 4, go here:  The Land of Stories (Beyond the Kingdoms)

Please don’t read this review if you haven’t read the first four books. There are some spoilers.

This book is a continuation of book 4.

Lots of things happened in this one and lots of adventure for Connor and Alex…mostly Connor. He certainly has a wild imagination. This time, they travel into Connor’s stories. What I really liked about them is that the mistakes in his writing proved to be funny, such as a Rosary Chicken. That’s a lesson for writers everywhere – spelling matters.

There’s a scene with the Masked Man and Bree’s story. That was also an awesome thing because it’s realistic- for a teacher to give a wrong story back to a student by accident. Things happen. That was really well written on Chris’s part. .

Stay tuned for my last review of the series. Already started reading 6th book and it’s also the last the series. That one, I got signed by Chris Colfer. ^_^

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Recommend to middle grade kids and adults who love fairy tales.

Book Review: Dead Wrong (Blackmore Sisters Mystery Book 1)

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Book Author:  Leighann Dobbs

Source: Bought for $0

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

 

Okay, so I got this book in April and tried to start it maybe 10 times but couldn’t get passed the first chapter. I kept getting stuck on the same paragraph and frankly speaking found the first pages to be boring. However, I didn’t give up and finally was able to read it all the way through in October!

So this lady gets killed and the sheriff decides to blame one of the Blackmoore sisters. Good thing that the police force has a new cop who smells something fishy and helps out the Blackmoore sisters. It’s a great read (once you get passed the first pages) and the characters are awesome, especially the cat! That cat literally saves the Blackmoore sisters on multiple occasions. I’m not going to say how so read it yourself. ^_^

 

I recommend to young adults who like cozy mysteries, awesome cats and are cat people, romance, and attics.