Friday, August 30, 2013

Saving June


Rating : 5 stars
Read: January 10 to 12, 2013
Format Read: Kindle Edition 

" My sister is dead and I'm still being measured up against her ghost. I'm not even surprised. So why does it still hurts?

Harper’s older sister has always been the perfect daughter, the perfect student, the perfect girl. So when June takes her own life and doesn't even left a note, no one, and especially Harper understand it. There was no signs, no clues, just the uncertainty of what could she have done to save her. She is devastated but she can't cry, she can't show the emptiness that she is feeling.

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When her parents decide to split June's ashes , Harper decides she must take her sister, to the place she always dreamed of going- California. Even if it means go behind her parents back and drive cross-country with her best friend. Then a guy, Jake,that seems to be connected with her sister, propose to go with them. 

And so it starts the trip that will change their lives...

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I actually loved the 3 main characters, Harper, Jake and Laney.
They all seemed real and actually easily to relate with.

And i loved how music was so important to the story.

" And that's what good music does. It speaks to you.It changes you. (...) What I'm trying to say is, it's just nice, I guess, knowing that someone else can put into words what i feel. That there are people who have been through things worse than i have, and they came out on the other side okay. Not only that, but they made some kind of twisted, fucked-up sense of the completely senseless. They made it mean something. These songs tell me I'm not alone. If you look at it that way,music...music can see you through anything." 

I couldn't agree more with this quote.

Anyway, i loved how they all grown and learn with this experience...and how to see outside the box, to say what you're feeling,to go and do it instead of watching...even if it means to go to a mosh pit, to punch a guy in the face, to go to a protest, to kiss the guy you love... just LIVE.

"There is so much beauty in just existing. In being alive. 
I don't want to miss a second." 


*egalley kindly provided by Harlequin Limited via Netgalley in exchange of a honest review

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Terrorscape (Horrorscape, #3)


Rating : 5 big stars
Read : August 26 to 27, 2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition


5 "What the f*ck is going on" stars 

Once upon a time, there was a naive and innocent girl who thought she could tame the beast and live happily ever after. But the beast did not want to be tamed, for he was a beast and beasts care not for such things, and the girl died along with her dreams. 
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Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. 

To Gavin,Val had done the unthinkable...she had managed to escape twice from his plans for her. His careful designed plans.
She dared to defy him and now she will pay the consequences.

And in this new game, the stakes have never been higher...

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Val is starting a new life, at a college from far way from home she could get. She changed her name, her appearance and she cut the ties she had with the few people in her life. 
Still she can never feel safe again, Gavin had made sure of that. She is a shell of the girl she once was. She doesn't live, she exists.

It wasn't that she was sad - sadness had very little to do with it, really, considering that most of the time she felt close to nothing at all. Feeling required nerves, connections, sensory input. The only thing she felt was numb. And tired. 

And when she thinks she can try to have a new life, she receives an unexpected note from an old friend. It was Lisa's handwriting but not her words...

Are You frightened? 

And a new game begins...

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What to say about this series?
Well I find myself repeating the same words over and over or simply do not have words to fully describe it!

It's DARK, DISTURBING, TWISTED, INTENSE and just TERRIFIC!
If you've seen my updates, you can clearly see how my emotions where all over the place. I devoured each chapter and got scared sh*tless by it.

I can say that this story will get a hold on you, wrap you in it's intensity and leave you completely enthralled by it.

My most common thought through this book?

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Gavin messed with MY MIND big time,folks!!
Seriously, he have got to be one of the scariest characters I ever read about! He is one SICK F*CKING PSYCHO!! No way around it really!
Those first chapters in his POV "killed" any sort of fascination I still have of him. He crossed every unthinkable line.
And those chapters? Gave me the CHILLS!!
Gavin doesn't take any regard for human life. He is a predator seeking for his prey. And he is the most dangerous type, he can allure with his charm, his cunning, his looks....and when you realize what he wishes it's too late.

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And Val?
It's really hard to figure her out! We can see how broken she is because of him but it seems that in some level, he have a hold in her.

I mean, it's messed up the harass she suffered from everyone else (I'm not even talking about Gavin), women calling her slut, whore, men calling her saying they would do the same. People saying for her to kill herself!!! How is the victim the culprit? 

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Even one of her friends "say" it was all her fault, She should turn herself to him! SERIOUSLY? Is it ok, to rationalize everything, and pinpoint the source of his insanity his obsession with her?

Anyway, if I thought the previous books were DARK this one is millions of times DARKER. And INTENSE!
I lost the times I yelled at my kindle, or stare at it blankly chanting "OMFG! WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING?" ,"PLEASE, IT CAN'T BE TRUE" or my personal favorite " YOU'RE A SICK SICK BASTARD!!"!

[ The amount of people he killed!! *shudders
First when it was clear he was going to find red-heads to have fun with. And then when he killed Blake T.T
No one stood a chance with Gavin, and I just wanted to kill him slowly for that *let's not analyze to closely my bloodthirst *]

And that ending????

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Bravo Miss Campbell! Bravo for an AMAZING series!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Book Blitz + Giveaway || Captivated by Emily Jane Trent



Captivated by Emily Jane Trent 
(Adam & Ella #1) 
Genres: New Adult, Romance 




Ella Walker, still suffering from issues of mental abuse, turns twenty-one and meets the man of her dreams.
Can she break the bonds of her emotional prison and be the woman he desires? 
As an aspiring romance author, Ella struggles to find passion in her work. When Adam Bianci, the gorgeous Italian billionaire appears in her life, he lights up her drab existence. She’s determined not to let him slip through her grasp.
But will his secrets and the tangled web of his own abuse keep them apart?







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**Excerpt**

Ella looked away, then back, for verification he was real. Sitting some distance from her, he didn’t move. Not even a twitch. Possibly, he didn’t see her. She stared unable to look away, afraid he’d vanish if she didn’t keep her eyes on him. If she’d thought he was handsome before, he was even more so that morning.
In the pale orange light of the sun, just barely burning over the horizon, his lightly bronzed skin shone. His hair was a golden brown, and though he wasn’t looking her way, she remembered that his eyes were golden amber. She’d looked into them one time, the one time that he’d held her, saved her. He’d looked at her when he’d slid her off his back, and she’d never, ever forget those eyes. The light flattered him. He looked golden, gorgeous and golden, that’s how she’d describe him.
She should go over. Thank him for the other day. Dreadful shyness took her, and she could not will her body to move. She knew if she did manage to walk over, and by some remote chance attempt to thank him, she’d freeze up. She just knew it. Social graces were not high on her list. People often thought she was stuck-up, not knowing that her silence was shyness.
If she didn’t move now, she might lose her chance. Yet despite her great need to say something to get his attention, she was riveted to the spot. Just staring. He didn’t give any sign he noticed her, and it occurred to Ella that he didn’t like her. He’d felt compelled to save her, but he’d rather not have anything to do with her.

**Interview**

Is there an author you would really like to meet in person?
There’s no way to choose just one. I’d love to have my favorites in one place where I could get to know them, including J. Kenner, HM Ward, Jasinda Wilder, Sylvia Day, E.L. James, and the list goes on.

What authors have inspired your work?
All amazing books inspire me. I think it’s an ongoing process. Fiction is a thrill because there are no limits to what can be created.

What is Captivated about?
Captivated is a touching story about Ella Walker meeting the man of her dreams in an unexpected way. There’s every reason why it shouldn’t work out between them. But the best reason why it should. They love each other. Yes, it’s love at first sight.

What genre is Captivated?
New Adult Romance

What kind of readers will Captivated appeal to?
The romance will appeal to all readers like their stories steamy. There’s lots of story in this novel, but the sex scenes that are included are hot.

Is Captivated part of a series, and if so, how many books will there be?
Captivated is Book One of Adam & Ella. There will be three novels:  Captivated, Charmed, and Cherished.

How is the Adam & Ella series, starting with Captivated, different than your novella series Touched By You, starting with Dark Desire?
Writing novellas is different because they are shorter. Touched By You was inspired by 50 Shades of Grey, and you’ll see that, although it is a unique story on its own.
Captivated is different. I don’t know of another story exactly like it. The story was inspired by the characters themselves. In other words, the romance that evolves was organic because of the characters I chose.

Were you nervous about releasing Captivated?
A little, because my readers had just finished the Touched By You series and there are a lot more sex scenes. Plus Tanner Clarke,the hero, is the classic alpha male, jealous and possessive and dominant.
Adam Bianci in Captivated is strong and virile, yet sensitive and not jealous or possessive. As the hero of the story, he is easy to fall in love with. But I wondered if my readers would miss the jealous, possessive, more aggressive type.
So far, the book has been well-received. My readers say they love the character and the story is touching, loving…..and hot.

What do you have planned next?
I’ll publish the next two Adam & Ella books. Then I’ll start a new series. I already have something in mind – something brand new.

**About the Author**


Emily Jane Trent writes steamy romances about characters you’ll get to know and love. The sex scenes are hot, and the romance even hotter! If you are a fan of stories with a heroine that’s got spunk and a hunk of a hero that you’d like to take home with you, these stories are what you’re looking for. The stories will let you escape into a fantasy – and you won’t want it to end - ever.





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Monday, August 26, 2013

Horrorscape (Horrorscape, #2)


Rating : 4.5 stars
Read : August 23 to 26, 2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition


4.5 "You've been mindf*cked" stars 

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It's been 3 years since the events of Fearscape
Val have tried to move on with her life but she is not the same girl she was. She isn't on the track team anymore ,she goes to therapy and it's constantly trying to chase the shadows away.
She thinks she will never be safe again, that someday, when she least expects it, he will chase her.


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She is used, to name-calling and people leaving threatening letters or try to mess up with her.

Until she receives a card, inviting her to a game...

I want to play with you.

I want to play suicide chess with you. 

You with your pawns, and me with mine. 
Together, we will level the playing field. 
And do you know what else?

I know you'll do it. 


With some turns of events, Val, Lisa, James and Blake are all invited to a party. A theme party hosted by the mysterious and fascinating GM.

They're not the only guests, the other 3 are hostile and with an hidden agenda.
While the night unravels, several games are played and intentions are revealed. Lives will be at risk, predators will try to hunt their prey...


The clock is ticking...until it's Checkmate .

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The villains were always ugly in books and movies.

Necessarily so, it seemed.
Because if they were attractive - if their looks matched their charm and their cunning - they wouldn't only be dangerous.
They would be irresistible. 


It's haunting how true this statement is! And of course applies perfectly to Gavin.

I'm still at a loss of words to describe him. I caught myself fascinated and creeped out by him. Oh I wanted to slap myself, every time I felt caught in his web. We can clearly feel and understand the hold he has on Val, the effect he has on her and of course, how much she is afraid of him.

Seriously, Gavin have got to be one of the most disturbing MC I ever read ... I said it before but it's like being terrified of him and strangely fascinated by him. We're attracted to him like a moth to a flame! Oh You'll want to punch him, maim him and so on BUT there would be times that you'll wonder several "what if's".

She was his. If not in body, heart, or soul, then in mind, at least. 
And soon, the rest would follow. 

But yeah, overall what to say about him? And his games?
It's a bit like an invitation...

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Now, I won't spoil anything , which is hard to praise the book and not revealing anything but I leave some reactions from 75% of the book to the end...

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I saw many differences between this book and the first one. This we didn't just get inside Val's mind but also in the mind of the other players. Making it all even more complex, we didn't just needed to predict what would happen to the black king and the white queen but now also the pawns,and theirs unpredictable moves.


The whole vibe of the story is just disturbing, mysterious, creepy and overall amazing! Totally the stuff for future nightmares,ahah.
It's just so psychological intense and your emotions will be all over the place. Oh yes, I was the puppet and Miss Campbell the awesome puppeteer. 


This series so need a stamp like " You'll be mindf*cked and love every second of it"!


It's just...

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Now off to Terrorscape *insert evil laugh

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Blitz + Giveaway || Seduce by Missy Johnson




Seduce by Missy Johnson 

GenresContemporary, New Adult, Romance


Twenty-five year old Jack Falcon doesn’t do relationships, and why would he when he has woman after woman literally throwing themselves at him? For Jack, life is perfect just the way it is. He works hard and he plays harder.
Jack’s life changes when he meets Belle. Unlike any woman he’s ever met, there is something about this girl that makes him unable to keep away, something beyond the youthful beauty and her innocent spirit. Belle is strong and independent, a big leap from the usual brainless chicks he tends to attract.
Jack begins a dangerous game. He is determined to seduce Belle, and without realizing it, his feelings for her develop beyond anything he has ever felt before. Things become complicated when he learns there are good reasons as to why he should stay the hell away from her.
How can you stay away from someone you want to spend every waking minute with? And what do you do when you know eventually you will destroy that person?
As their feelings for each other deepen, Jack struggles with his own internal demons which threaten to rip them apart. Jack is torn between following his heart and listening to his head, which keeps telling him he is not good enough for her. She deserves better than what he can give her.
How far will he push before they both fall over the edge?






Oh this book just looks so GOOD! And so far I only read raving reviews of it!
And Seduce is only 0.99c during the blitz! Go grab your copy :D

Excerpt

“So I’m about to leave, and the question is, are you going to be leaving with me?” I downed the last of my drink and stood up, as if I didn’t care either way. This was easy to do because I really couldn’t care less whether she came with me or not. She opened her mouth, both shocked and aroused by my forwardness.
“You better shut that pretty little mouth, honey, or I’ll give you something to stick in there,” I grinned. I put out my hand, half expecting her to right hook me in the face. “Coming?” I asked. She took it uncertainly, allowing me to help her up. I suppressed a laugh, not wanting to be rude, but I couldn’t believe that line had actually worked!
“Do I get to know your name?” she asked breathlessly. I smirked at her, not believing for a second she didn’t know who I was. Everyone knew who Jack Falcon was. Pretending not to recognize me was like pretending not to know who the Queen was.
“Does it matter?” I asked, raising my eyebrows.
“I guess not,” she stammered, following me out the door. It always amazed me how easily they followed.


                                   About the Author

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).


When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.


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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fearscape (Horrorscape, #1)



Rating : 5 stars
Read : August 23rd,2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition



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Valerian Kimble, our heroine, seems our everyday 14 years old. 

She is part of the track team and many times she feels unnoticed, if she isn't in her uniform. 
But when she is running, it's exhilarating! And she is good at it.


But lately she feels like she is being watched, scrutinized...like someone is hiding in the shadows.

When she founds in her locker a rose with a note, she is now certain that she have a stalker. Someone set on own her, make her his possession.
In all of this, she meets Gavin, a senior in her high school. A loner, a person most people stay away from. But she can't helped but feel drawn to him. And it seems he is interested in her too.

He didn't seem crazy,though.

Weird,yes.
Interesting,yes.
Dangerous, definitely.
Crazy,no. 


While the notes and threats of the stalker continues to haunt her and frighten her , she keeps wondering about her complex attraction to Gavin. The more she knows about him, the more she wonders his intentions and if he can be the one is tormenting her.

The walls are closing in and the game so close to check mate ...

You can't escape from me, Valerian. 
I want you - and very soon I intend to catch you. 
To make you mine. 
Forever. 

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What to say about this book?

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But to sum it up IT'S...

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Yes, this story is DARK, DISTURBING, CREEPY AND BRILLIANT! An emotion MINDF*CK!
I loved the whole vibe of the book...the atmosphere of the novel is haunting...it sucks you in and while the intensity increases, you can't just stop reading it! It's definitely a turn pager. 
It actually reminded me a lot of Gothic novels, that feel to it, the mystery, the danger and how the heroine keeps get caught in that web.
And the stalker? Phantom of the Opera came to my mind ;)

Besides the story, I got to say that I fall in love with the writing! It's soooooo GOOD! It's poetic, it's intense, it's disturbing (yep, I'm talking about the journal)and it's terrific.
I caught myself fascinated by Gavin like a moth to a flame. I think we want to believe in the whole tortured soul that can be saved...

Now I can't wait to read Horrorscape!!
And of course read all of Nenia's books!!

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