Review: Daughter of the Gods by Stephanie Thornton

I have been fascinated with Hatshepsut since my introduction to her in Pauline Gedge’s Child of the Morning.  What an awesome woman!  She ascended the throne of Egypt, proclaimed herself Pharaoh, and led her country into a period of wealth and prosperity.  Her name survived thousands of years, even though her nephew (and step-son), attempted to obliterate all knowledge of her from history.  When I saw that Stephanie Thornton had written a book about my historical idol, I had to read it!

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Review: Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

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I had really high hopes for Blonde Ops, and while some were met, the overall pacing of the story disappointed.  It started out so promisingly, too!  Bec has been kicked out of yet another boarding school, and she’s returning home in disgrace.  A bit too smart for her own good, she was caught hacking into the school’s database to change her grades.  In retrospect, it wasn’t the brightest thing she could have done – it would have been far better to wait until after classes were out for the semester, because the likelihood of her getting busted would have been much less.  This turns out to be Bec’s greatest fault: she is impulsive and usually doesn’t think before she acts, which causes so much grief for her.

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Review and Giveaway–Vampire’s Thirst by Cynthia Garner

Today I have a review of Vampire’s Thirst, as well as an ebook giveaway, and an awesome tourwide giveaway.  Check it out!

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After reading Vampire’s Hunger, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Vampire’s Thirst.  I’m pleased to report that my harshest criticism of the book is reserved for the cover, which I can’t stand to look at, and  I was so glad I read this on my Kindle so I didn’t have to gaze at all.  Maybe I am jealous that the guy has bigger breasts than I do.  Maybe it’s the weird shadows that make me want to give this guy a support bra.  And what is up with the complete lack of chest hair on cover models?  Bleh!

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#zombie Review: Omega Days by John L Campbell

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I just can’t resist zombies!  When I was offered a chance to review Omega Days, I didn’t have to know anything else about the book other than it was full of zombie goodness.  Originally self-pubbed as an ebook, Berkley is releasing it in paperback with expanded material from the author.  Though Omega Days clocks in at over 350 pages, I gobbled it up in two sittings.  I couldn’t put it down!  Well, I did read for a while before I went to bed, which gave me a few nightmares, but that’s why we read these horror novels, isn’t it?

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Review and Giveaway: Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst

 

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I enjoyed the Marriage to a Billionaire series, especially The Marriage Bargain (yes, yes, it’s because of the dog), so when I had the opportunity to review Searching for Perfect, I jumped right onboard.  The hero is a rocket scientist, er, aerospace engineer, and I like geeky characters, so that was another point in its favor.  While I enjoyed the book, I did have some issues buying into the romance between Kennedy and Nate-there wasn’t as much chemistry as I hoped for, though there are some very fun scenes with them.

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Review and Giveaway: Night Child by Lisa Kessler

I jumped into Night Child without really knowing anything about it.  I was in the mood for a PNR, and lo and behold, this blog tour came up.  I’ve been trying to challenge myself by reading outside of my normal range (cowboys and zombies!), and while I was a little worried because this is the final book in the series, I had no trouble keeping up with the action.  And let me tell you, there is some great action here!  We have the Egyptian god of chaos, toting around a massive chip on his shoulder, and the Mayan god of sacrifice struggling to save his people, the Night Walkers, from destruction at the hands of that very angry Egyptian god.    Read more

Review: Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe

 

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I wanted to like Marked by Hades better than I did.  I thought there were some pacing issues that hindered my enjoyment.  Maybe it’s because I couldn’t stand Pario, the evil villain of the piece.  Pario is a demon, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow Lucifer so the demons can have their merry way without his interference.  Pario believes that Yvonne knows the location of the weapons needed to overthrow the lord of Hell.  Yvonne has been banished from the underworld for helping Sadie, a Gatekeeper, escape after she was captured by the demons.  Yvonne has no memory of her other life, when she was Dyre, a demon.  The setup is a little complicated if you are jumping into the series blind, but the confusion doesn’t last long.  I was able to read this as a standalone without too much difficulty.

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Novella Review-Just a Kiss by Ally Broadfield

 

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Just a Kiss is a very cute story.  The premise is one of my favorites – clever young woman with no dowry has to find a match before being stuck for the rest of her life with an odious acquaintance.  In this case, Charlotte is being pressured to marry the cousin of her sister-in-law.  Both the sister-in-law and the cousin are horrible, selfish people, so it’s a good thing that Charlotte has a backbone and stands up to them.  They keep plotting to compromise her so that she will have to marry Horace (with a name like that, you know he’s going to be an awful toad), but fortunately, Sebastian, Earl of Marley, steps in to save the day.

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