Friday, March 28, 2014

Freebies Alert #12


Hi Everyone,
here I am sharing some of my latest finds! 

Pst Pst... Can You resist a  new book? ;)




Amazon                                                       Amazon
Amazon UK                                                  Amazon UK


Amazon                                                      Amazon
Amazon UK                                                Amazon UK


Amazon                                                      Amazon
Amazon UK                                                 Amazon UK


Amazon                                                     Amazon
Amazon UK                                                Amazon UK


The Perfect Treat: Heart-warming Short Stories for Winter Nights
Amazon UK                                                 Amazon UK





So don't forget to check the price before you 1-clicked it, many times, the books are only free for a short amount of time.

Happy Readings!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cover Reveal || Dirty Angels by Karina Halle


                                 ||Cover Reveal||


Here is the time for another cover reveal!
 And guess what? It's Karina's Halle new book! 
Check out the cover, the blurp and an excerpt of this new highly anticipated book from one of my favorite authors!


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Title: Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels #1)
Author: Karina Halle

Release Date: Spring / Summer 2014


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For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s had men at her feet since she was a young teenager but she’s never had the one thing she’s craved – security. Having grown up in near poverty, her waitressing job in Cabo San Lucas can barely let her take care of herself, let alone her ailing parents. Every day is another unwanted advance, every day is a struggle to survive.

When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move.
Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading. She finally gets her wish in the worst way possible.
As it is, being the wife of Salvador makes her an ideal target for rival cartels and there’s one particular man who needs Luisa as part of his cartel’s expansion. One particular man whose quest for power has destroyed lives, slit throats and gotten him out of an American prison. One particular man who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.
That man is Javier Bernal. And he wants Luisa. He wants to take her, keep her, ruin her.
Unless she ruins him first.
***WARNING*** This book deals with drug cartels and as such it contains a lot of sex and violence and some violent sex. It can get pretty ugly, pretty dark and pretty crazy. There is drug use, abuse, a bit of torture and dubious consent. The hero is not a hero and the villains...well, they're even worse. If this sort of thing bothers you, please do not read. This ain't no cupcake farting unicorn kind of book***




There was a strange moment of silence and I concentrated hard, trying to hear more than the obvious. They were all waiting. Waiting for the order. Waiting for the man in charge to speak.
He did.
It came from the left of me. His voice was cool, calm and collected. I didn’t have to see to know who had taken me. The man I’d heard so much about. The man I’d been taught to fear.
“Gentleman,” he said and I could almost feel his infamous eyes on my body, “remove the bag.”
There was a rustle and my face was immediately met with cool air that seized my lungs and bright lights that blinded me. I scrunched up my face, afraid to look, to see. Now it was all so real and I wanted to stay in the dark.
“Who did this?”
Suddenly cool hands were at my swollen cheek and I flinched.
“Who did this?” my captor repeated, an edge to his level voice, his cigar-laced breath on my face.
“Sorry,” Franco mumbled. “It was the only way to quiet her.”
A heavy pause filled the room like deadweight. Finally the fingers came away from my skin and my body relaxed momentarily. I felt the man stand in front of me, bending over so he was in my face, the spicy scent of tea and tobacco emanating off of him.
“Look at me Luisa Reyes.”
Chavez, I thought to myself, I will always be Luisa Chavez.
“Darling, aren’t you curious to where you are?”
“My name is Luisa Chavez,” I said. I opened my eyes to see golden ones staring right back at me. It was like looking at an eagle. “And I know where I am. I know who you are. You are Javier Bernal.”
He raised his brow in amusement and nodded. I’d seen his picture before, on the news. There was only one and that was his mugshot but even in that photo, his eyes made an impression on you. They saw right into your depths and made you question yourself. He was one of the men whom Salvador feared, even though Salvador had more power. He was the one I had been told to watch out for, the supposed reason why I’d always been locked in the compound or escorted by the local police to go shopping.
And yet here I was, tied to a chair in a cold, leaking basement with nothing in it except five cartel members, a video camera and a knife that lay on top of a stool in front of me.
All of that for nothing. I could escape Salvador but I could never escape the cartels.
I had asked for this fate.
“You know why you’re here,” Javier said with deliberation, straightening up in his sharp black suit. He walked over to the stool, swiping up the knife, and glancing at me over his shoulder. “Don’t you?”
I could only breathe. I wanted to look at the others, at Este, at Franco, at the two other mystery men, but I was frozen in his gaze like a cow in headlights.
“What is the knife for?” I asked, my throat painfully dry.
“You’ll find out after,” he said. “It is for your husband. For your Salvador.” He stepped to the side and waved his arm at the camera. “And this is also for him.”
He eyed someone over my shoulder and gave a sharp nod. I heard a rip from behind and a piece of duct tape was placed over my mouth. I squirmed helplessly and the lights in the basement dimmed. The men stepped to the side while Javier went behind the video camera. A white light came off the front of it and bathed me in an eerie glow.
Javier cleared his throat, his face covered in shadow and said loudly, projecting to the camera, “This is Luiza Reyes, former beauty queen of the Baja State and property of Salvador Reyes. Salvador, we have your wife and we have a long list of demands, demands which I know you can meet. I expect full cooperation in this matter, or she dies in the next seven days. If she’s lucky. I’ll give you some time to think about what you’re willing to give up for her. Then we’ll be contacting you. Good bye.”
The light on the camera switched off but the rest of the room remained dim.
“I hope your husband checks his emails often. It would be a shame to have to put this on YouTube.”
There was a smirk on his face at that as he slowly walked toward me, the knife glinting in his hand. His eyes burned through the shadows, then grew somber.
He held up the knife. “I think it’s only going to hurt the first time.”

My eyes focused on the silver of the blade but the terror inside me grew too strong and my urge to breathe through the duct tape became too difficult. My lungs seized in panic, pulsing dots appeared in my vision. I felt a hand on my collarbone, gripping the edge of my blouse and then everything went black.



With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.
Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.


Find Karina : Website ||   


Don't forget to add the book to your TBR list!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Summerset Abbey (Summerset Abbey #1)

Summerset Abbey (Summerset Abbey, #1)

Rating: 3.5 stars
Read: 2013
Format Read: Kindle Edition (egalley)




Summerset Abbey is the story of 3 young women, Rowena, Prudence and Victoria.
Although Prudence was the daughter of governess, she was raised and treated by Sir Philip like she was one of his daughters. 
Sir Philip was an uncommon man for that era, he raised them to be capable and independent women, to speak their mind and to think that everyone is equal.
When Sir Philip dies, nothing could have prepare them to the grieve and to the changes that occur in their life. Until she is 25 years old or married to a proper gentleman , Rowena can't control her own destiny or even her sisters. Her uncle,has become their guardian and he is the one that decides all about the money and the estate. They all have to move to his estate at Summerset Abbey.
Not everyone, her uncle doesn't want Prudence to go,so Rowena just sees one way out, he can't refuse if she goes has her lady maid.
That decision ultimate will sent the 3 girls apart, while secrets are uncovered, loyalties and friendship are tested.

I really enjoyed this story, i'm a huge fan of period dramas, and this particular era, always fascinated me.
This one felt different because we do have the 3 POV's, from Vic, Ro and Pru, so we get to understand more their actions and to connect with them.

From the 3 girls, my favorite one was Victoria, to the outside world she is seen like a frail, sick girl. But she is the strongest one, that never backs out from her believes and what she think it's right. She is the one that's revolted to see Pru, her sister, to have to act like her servant, while she should be in her rightful place.
She is the one that have true ambitions for her future and don't let her physical limitations put her down.
So basically i do think she is awesome.

Rowena and even Prudence, were harder for me to relate to, many of their actions i just couldn't get it. The incapacity of Rowena speak up and just tell her uncle what she wanted, becomes unbearable rift between those 2. Especially when she is not honest with Pru and let it all roll, she prefers to live and guilt and avoid her than to be honest. To let her know she is afraid, she doesn't know what to do, that she feels lost and responsible for all of it.
And Pru, that must had to be a shock, to always been treated like a lady and part of the family, to feel she is underneath them. To really see how sheltered she was by Sir Philip, and that the rest of the world don't mix the classes, there is forever a line to separate the two. And now she doesn't know where she belongs anymore.

The story builds up slowly but intentionally, to show that world and the differences and changes we see in them.
And well, it's not only drama in this book, we get mysteries and romance too. There is plane rides (when they were perhaps the most dangerous thing ever), automobile lift, a secret room shared by friends (that i hope they'll became something more), and so on.

I just got to add, that i'm glad this will be a series (i read thinking it was a stand alone), because i'm still crossed with that ending [ i still don't get why she needed to get married, for all the wrong reasons. She did have other choices] and i just want happiness for this 3.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I♥books...#17

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The Doctor || || Let's make room for the freebies #2

The Doctor
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After the attack at his father’s amusement park, Daniel cannot believe what he’s capable of. He tries to lock himself away and protect those he loves… until he finds out that the monster within did not get there by accident, and the one responsible didn’t stop with him.
Sarah remembers the stories her mother used to tell her; of a place where the sun shone brightly and bird songs filled the air; a place where home wasn’t a cramped cell; a place where your own mind didn’t try to torment you. She wants nothing more than to be free of this living hell… even if that means she won’t get out alive.
Jack is fed up of chasing the serial killer with no name, whose favourite game is creating monsters out of living people. He just wants to catch him before anyone else gets hurt… but reaching that goal becomes much more dangerous than anyone could have guessed.
When these three strangers find their lives colliding on an island from which there is no escape, they must work together if they want to survive; but how do they fight against a force that doesn't really exist?



Rating: 2.5 stars
Read: February 2nd to 3rd, 2014
Format Read: Kindle Edition


This book had a very promising start...it was dark, mysterious and while reading you would try to join the dots, especially how the 3 story lines and POV's would intersect.
There were aspects of the story that I really enjoyed, the werewolves, the detective paranormal agency and a woman held captive by a sadistic and cruel man. And to a point,each "voice" made sense and made me interested in the story, even to the point to disregard some parts that annoyed me like [ Dan being an werewolf was all in his mind, The Doctor made him believe he could transform so he in fact could. Nope,Not buying it all!! ]
The thing that put me down in this story was the big twist,that fell flat imo. I expected a lot more, from The Doctor and from our heroes, soI couldn't help and feel a bit disappointed.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Yes, I'm alive:)


Hello guys! Sorry I've been away lately, but this semester is kicking my ass. Especially because I'm still trying to organize my schedule (and head) to all the things I need to do. So don't worry that next week, I'll try to start posting some new reviews! :)

Meanwhile if you have any book rec or suggestions for the blog, please do leave them here, I would love to hear from you.

Take Care,