Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NPFs, p2

Netgalley Past Fails, part 2

This is a list of books from 2013 time where I didn't finish the book due to either lack of interest or I just hated it! I put them here for easy listing since I'm cleaning out my shelf there!

The Lady and the Laird
 Nicola Cornick 

Dark Spell
 Gill Arbuthnott 

Cassie and the Woolf
 Olivia Snowe 

Along Came a Spider
 Kate Serine 

 Amy Christine Parker 

 Kim Curran 

Colton by Blood
 Melissa Cutler 

 Susan Krinard 

A Clockwork Heart
 Liesel Schwarz 

Winds of Salem
 Melissa de la Cruz 

A Million Dirty Secrets
 C. L. Parker 

The Returned
 Jason Mott 

The Exodus Towers
 Jason M. Hough 

 Sarah Beth Durst 

The Lost Wolf's Destiny
 Karen Whiddon 

 Alison Ashley Formento 

A Study in Silks
 Emma Jane Holloway 

The Plague Forge
 Jason M. Hough 

Treecat Wars
 David Weber, Jane M. Lindskold 

Will in Scarlet

 Matthew Cody 


Netgalley Past Fails

This is a list of books from 2012-2013 time where I didn't finish the book due to either lack of interest or I just hated it! I put them here for easy listing since I'm cleaning out my shelf there!

Contributor - Nicole Ciacchella
Reaper's Novice - Cecilia Robert
Blue Hearts of Mars - Nicole Grotepas
Ethan - P. T. Michelle
The Genesis Code - Lisa von Biela
Loving an Ugly Beast - Danielle Monsch
The Problem with Seduction - Emma Locke
A Scandal, a Secret, a Baby - Sharon Kendrick
Home to Montana - Charlotte Carter
First Time For Everything - Aimee Carson
Dragon's Call - E. R. Davis
A Most Scandalous Proposal - Ashlyn Macnamara
Town Trap - Dr. Carter Brown
The Summer Prince - Alaya Dawn Johnson
Freaks - Kieran Larwood
The Truth About Letting Go - Leigh Talbert Moore
You're Still the One - Janet Dailey, Cathy Lamb, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter
Strange Fates - Marlene Perez
Little Cowgirl on His Doorstep - Donna Alward
Defending the Duchess - Rachelle McCalla
The Heiress's Homecoming - Regina Scott
Garden Princess - Kristin Kladstrup
Mortality - Kellie Sheridan
Her Man In Manhattan - Trish Wylie
Heir to a Desert Legacy - Maisey Yates
The Spellcaster's Grimoire - Mark All
The Jezebel - Saskia Walker
Wolf with Benefits - Shelly Laurenston
Spellbinding - Maya Gold
That Time I Joined the Circus - J. J. Howard
The Darkling - R. B. Chesterton
Talk of the Town - Beth Andrews
The Wolf Prince - Karen Whiddon
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations - Editor Paula Guran
Broken Angels - Harambee K. Grey-Sun
Penthouse Suite - Sandra Chastain
Desperate Measures - Linda Cajio
The Narrowing Path - David J Normoyle
One Night of Misbehavior - Shelley Munro
Loving a Prince Charming - Danielle Monsch
A Legacy of Secrets - Carol Marinelli
Waking Up to You - Leslie Kelly
One More Sleepless Night - Lucy King
Johanna's Bridegroom - Emma Miller
The Demon's Song - Kendra Leigh Castle
Night Hawk - J.E. Taylor
One More Kiss - Mary S. Blayney
Deceiving the Witch Next Door - Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
Hunter - Jacquelyn Frank
Breathless - Brigid Kemmerer
Girls & Monsters - Anne Michaud
Passion Potion - Mary Beth Daniels
Rogue Touch - Christine Woodward
Temporarily His Princess - Olivia Gates
Fugitive - Shirlee McCoy
Twisted - K.A. Robinson
Torn - K.A. Robinson
Bitter Disenchantment: A Coveted Novella - Shawntelle Madison
Keeper of the Shadows - Alexandra Sokoloff
Eyes Ever to the Sky - Katie French
A Prior Engagement - Karina Bliss
The Rose Throne - Mette Ivie Harrison
Souls of the Stones - Omnibus - Kelly Walker 
The Sword Dancer - Jeannie Lin 
The First Crush is the Deepest - Nina Harrington 
Follow the White Rabbit - Kellie Sheridan 
An Invitation to Sin - Sarah Morgan 
The Accidental Demon Slayer - Angie Fox 
Sea Glass Island - Sherryl Woods 
Lover Be Mine - Nicole Jordan 
Just One Kiss - Susan Mallery 
Big Sky Summer - Linda Lael Miller 
The Wrong Girl - C.J. Archer 
Ever After - Vicki Courtney 
Quarryman's Bride, The - Tracie Peterson 
Secret for a Song - S.K. Falls 
Phantom Wolf - Bonnie Vanak 
Outcast - Adrienne Kress 
Sleeping With The Entity - Cat Devon 
Beauty and the Wolf - Myles, Marina 
Asleep - Elizabeth Darcy 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Diary of a Minecraft Alex

Title: Diary of a Minecraft Alex
Author: Mc Steve
Rating: 5/5

Alex is a Self-Sufficient Loner Who Doesn't Need Anyone. But Soon She Learns The True Value of Friendship by Working Together!

Alex is a loner in the ice plains. She prefers pigs to people. She's a vegetarian. She starts in a small hut but moves into an igloo that she then renovates. She's good at fighting mobs in the overworld, but not the Nether.

She meets Steve, who annoys her. He shares the legend that the villagers have: Herobrine put a curse on the area so that if a zombie ever kills a villager, zombie pigmen begin appearing and attacking in the overworld.

Alex returns home with the thought that this isn't her problem only to find that zombie pigmen invaded her igloo. She rushes to find Steve, to figure out how to stop the curse.

Disclaimer: This book is a work of fanfiction; it is not an official Minecraft book. It is not endorsed, authorized, licensed, sponsored, or supported by Mojang AB, Microsoft Corp. or any other entity owning or controlling rights to the Minecraft name, trademarks or copyrights.

My Review:
A story about friendship, well the start of a friendship at least. Alex is a veggie eater and won't eat meat or kill helpless animals so she writes on assorted papers. She finds an igloo where what she finds inside changes her life forever. She starts out with no friends but she meets Steve and things change. I loved this story even more than Diary of a Wimpy Zombie! Nice story!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Diary of a Wimpy Zombie

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Zombie
Author: MC Steve
Rating: 4/5

It's the First Day of School and I Know It's Going to Be Epic!!

My name is Z, Z the zombie. I’m starting middle school this September, and I have no idea what the next few weeks will have in store for me. I have a funny feeling that my older brother, R, will try to cause some problems for me, but I’m going to try not to let it get me down. After all, I have my skeleton friend, Bonnie, and my zombie pigman friend, Trevor, to help me out of any hard spots that I might land myself into.

Who knows? I might even make another friend.

This school year will be my new start. I’ll try to make new friends, join a club, and annoy my older brother a little bit, too. I hope this school year is ready for me because I’m ready for it!

Disclaimer: This book is a work of fanfiction; it is not an official Minecraft book. It is not endorsed, authorized, licensed, sponsored, or supported by Mojang AB, Microsoft Corp. or any other entity owning or controlling rights to the Minecraft name, trademarks or copyrights.

My Review: This small book had a lot of charm to it, that made me smile. What if Zombies in Minecraft weren't bad and what if they could friend humans. Z and Steve will make the best of friends in the future I know it and that prank made in laugh. This book is a lot like Diary of a wimpy kid but I totally love it anyways since I'm a fan of Minecraft and played it for years and watched a bunch of youtubers play it over the years. So yup... good book, good job! Now off to read the story about Alex next! See ya!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Rating: /5

Description: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

My Review: Soon to Come

Archived Books on Netgalley, part 1

Books I requested in the way past and either didn't finish or the went archived before I could read them! Since there are many I won't be putting pictures or descriptions... there are alot- just cleaning out old books!

Raising Dragons
 Bryan Davis

Wicked Intentions
 Elizabeth Hoyt

 Amalie Howard

Open Minds (Mindjack #1)
 Susan Kaye Quinn

(re)Visions: Alice
 Kaye Chazan, Amanda Ching, Hilary Thomas, Christian Young

Someone Else's Fairytale
 E.M. Tippetts

The Demon Lover
 Juliet Dark

The Guardian Duke
 Jamie Carie

 Nikki Jefford

Reign of Blood
 Alexia Purdy

His Wicked Heart
 Darcy Burke

The Twisted Window
 Lois Duncan

The Dark Garden
 Eden Bradley

 Dean Koontz

 Nicole Ciacchella

Elemental: The First
 Alexandra May

 G.P. Ching

 Erica Ridley

The Trouble with Being Wicked
 Emma Locke

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Rebel Magisters

Title: Rebel Magisters
Author: Shanna Swendson
Rating: 5/5

Description: Tea, Love ... and Revolution!

The Rebel Mechanics aren’t the only group plotting revolution against the magical British Empire. There are rebel magisters, as well, and Verity Newton and her magister employer, Lord Henry, know that the only way for the revolution to succeed is if both groups work together. A diplomatic mission seems like the perfect opportunity for them to meet with rebels in other colonies and gather support—right under the governor’s nose.

From drawing rooms, ballrooms, and the harbor in Boston to the streets of Charleston, Verity and Henry find themselves up against stubborn factions of both magisters and Mechanics and increasingly aware that they can only really count on each other as their relationship deepens. It may take a real crisis to unite the rebel movements and rally them to the cause—but could such a crisis also tear them apart?

My Review: This book was just as good and maybe a bit better than book 1, love the story plot and characters too much... read most of this book in less then 4 hrs early this morning! She better keep going so we find out about the relationship between henry and verity!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Healer

Title: The Healer
Author: Virginia Boecker
Rating: 4/5

Description: John Raleigh, one of the youngest and most talented magical healers in all of Anglia, can relieve any ailment except, perhaps, his own broken heart. Since the deaths of his mother and sister who burned at the stake for witchcraft, John has spent his nights lost in nightmares and his days drowning in melancholy. That is until he's summoned to the home of Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in the kingdom, who suffers from a mysterious illness that has confounded every other healer.

John immediately knows that this is no normal sickness. Nicholas, it seems, is falling apart because of a dangerous curse, and their only clue for a cure is a single name—Elizabeth Grey.

Who is this girl and how has she become mixed up with such dark magic? John must put these questions aside when Elizabeth is brought to him from the palace's prison on the brink of death. It will take everything he has to save her, and to save Nicholas, but perhaps he'll manage to save his heart along the way.

My Review: This is written in the eyes of John and a bit of back story alittle before The Witch Hunter and a bit during it. Its interesting to see the story from another's eye besides Elizabeth who was busy fighting and being ill and almost dying. So I picked this up as i wait to get book 2 of this series which will be soon I hope!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Just Juliet

Title: Just Juliet
Author: Charlotte Reagan

Reviewing for Publisher

Ever wondered what lesbian love between two teenage girls feel like? Read the story of Lena and Juliet.

Lena Newman is 17 years old and pretty satisfied with her life. Until her world is turned upside down. Juliet James is the new girl at school and very quickly manages to send Lena’s heart wild. Juliet introduced Lena to a part of herself she didn’t know was there, taking her on an emotional journey where loyalty, friendships and family relationships are tested. Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it?

My Review: What a bittersweet romance this book was. I don't really read books with gay romances in them often but the writing the author did in this was amazing. The characters are all pretty much lovable and real- with their flaws. This is a girl has boyfriend but meets girl who confuses girl about her sexuality a bit and she comes out eventually. At one point I was like no they must stay together and almost cried... the end was great- This book had my attention from the beginning... I luved it! Great job Charlotte! Wonderful!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Journey

Title: Ghost Huntress - The Journey
Author: Marley Gibson
Rating: 0/5
Reviewed for NG

Description: Teen psychic Kendall Moorehead is about to embark on the most dangerous and shocking ghost hunt of her life. After all, it isn’t every day that the ghost of Princess Diana steps in as a personal spirit guide. But Shy Di isn’t the only surprise awaiting Kendall and her team of teen paranormal superstars as they begin a whirlwind tour of Europe with renowned TV medium Oliver Bates.

As soon as Kendall sets foot on British soil she immediately encounters her first specter—a meeting that raises many questions, and sends her hot boyfriend Patrick rushing to help with the mystery…and to comfort in the way only a boyfriend can. Surely the trip to Paris and Rome will be even more romantic than this first day in London. That is if Kendall’s ex-boyfriend Jason stays out of the way.

But love problems and eerie British ghosts aren’t Kendall’s only problems. Team leader Oliver has brought along Scottish teen psychic Christian Campbell, a rising star with a sinister aura about him—literally. When Christian starts dabbling with a Ouija board during their paranormal investigations, things turn dark, as a potentially demonic entity named Dojo emerges. This being torments Kendall, making her doubt her mission and calling as a psychic. Kendall races to battle not only Christian and his shadowy methods, but also Dojo…wondering if both might be far more real than she wants to believe.

My review: Never read it, I don't know why I requested this I don't read books about ghosts... I dont like those! so ummm yup!

Sept Fails for NG Reviews

Sept Fails for NG Reviews

                                     First Comes Love - Emily Giffin
Description: Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.

Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.

On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired.

As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew . . . and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first.

Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever that may lead.
A Beau for Katie - Emma Miller
Description: Agreeing to work for two weeks as a housekeeper to help a family in need seems like a good idea to Katie Byler. But when Katie sees the handsome, young—and single—Freeman Kemp for the first time, she wonders what she's gotten herself into. Freeman may be considered a catch, but the stubborn young man is driving strong-willed Katie to distraction. When the two of them decide to play matchmaker for Freeman's elderly uncle, though, their feud takes a different turn. The spark between them is strong, but can Katie and Freeman reach common ground to find their happily-ever-after?

Enslaved by the Desert Trader - Greta Gilbert
Description: In the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, resourceful Kiya works tirelessly, disguised as a boy. But then fearsome raiders arrive and, running for her life, she is captured by a hardened desert trader… 

When he realizes what a beauty he has enslaved, Tahar knows he could—and should—sell her for a handsome price. But Kiya is not easily tamed. And when a wild heat explodes between them, shattering all thoughts of resistance, Tahar must find a way to keep her as his own!
Lost in Wonderland - Nicky Peacock
Description: Once upon a time, Kayla was lost. Then she found Wonderland, but not the one you know. Run by ex-government agents and funded by an eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire, this Wonderland is the name of a collective of highly trained vigilantes who hunt serial killers. Now Kayla, aka Mouse, works tirelessly alongside her fellow Wonderlanders, Rabbit and Cheshire, baiting dangerous murderers. But even her extensive training hasn’t prepared her for the return of her older brother… 

Shilo has spent most of his life in an insane asylum, convinced his mother was abducted by a sinister Alaskan monster who lures the lost away to feast upon their flesh. And now he’s certain that his sister is in the same monster’s crosshairs. But if Shilo is going to save what’s left of his family, he’ll have to convince his sister that maybe, just maybe, we’re all a little mad

                                   Fatal Affair - Marie Force
Description: Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career--and her confidence--after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford--especially when the bodies keep piling up.

Her Darkest Nightmare - Brenda Novak
Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned and tortured her—and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community…even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.
Then, just as the bitter Alaskan winter cuts both town and prison off from the outside world, the mutilated body of a local woman turns up. For Amarok, this is the final proof he needs: Hanover has to go. Evelyn, though, has reason to fear that the crime is a personal message to her—the first sign that the killer who haunts her dreams has found her again. . .and that the life she has so carefully rebuilt will never be the same…

Unraveled - Jennifer Estep
Description: After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled, Book 15 in the New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series that RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”

What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?

As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.

So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.

Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …
Integrate - Adele Jones
Description: Trust the science - unless your life depends on it.
Blaine Colton had been handed a genetic death sentence until revolutionary gene therapy changed his life. Living a relatively normal existence, he is called to an unscheduled post-treatment appointment just weeks before his eighteenth birthday. Informed that his life saving procedure was never approved, he is held against his will for his status as an apparent illegal GMO. Subjected to constant testing, refused contact with his parents and deprived of life sustaining medication, Blaine begins to suspect that something is wrong. Wanting answers, he escapes the Institute and ambitious Chief Scientist, Dr Melissa Hartfield. Now a fugitive with a failing body, Blaine must find Professor Ramer, the developer of his therapy. But the Professor has vanished and time is running out. Fast.
Colton Cowboy Hideout - Carla Cassidy
Description: After years in hiding, Josie Colton has her life back. But to settle a family promise, she must find an old clue buried at the Colton Valley Ranch. She enlists the help of ranch foreman Tanner Grange—in exchange for working as his twin toddlers' new nanny. On their search, the single dad soon begins to lasso Josie's heart. 

Tanner agrees to assist Josie and is alarmed by how the Colton beauty fits so perfectly into his life. He's got his hands full investigating the disappearance of his boss and caring for his little girls. When it's clear someone will kill to stop Josie from uncovering the clue, Tanner vows to protect her…for life!

Six-Gun Showdown - Delores Fossen
Description: The voice mail rocks deputy sheriff Jax Crockett to his core. A year ago, Paige was murdered by the Moonlight Strangler. Yet his ex-wife just showed up at his ranch—out of options and out of time. There are only two reasons Paige would come back to Texas with a killer hot on her heels: Jax and their toddler son. Faking her death was the only way to keep them alive. But now it's Jax who's risking everything to protect his family. The cowboy lawman is also reawakening a powder keg of desire. A desire that's primed and ready to explode. Giving in will up the ante, igniting the embers of a love they may not live to claim.

Stand-in Rancher Daddy - Renee Ryan
Description: Rancher CJ Thorn isn't ready to graduate from uncle to brand-new daddy—but he has no choice. After his widowed brother runs off, a pair of adorable twins have no one but CJ…and lovely neighbor Molly Langley. She's helped with the girls for so long that she's almost part of the family. Almost. CJ knows his family isn't good enough for her. Not when his brother's actions have disgraced the Thorn name yet again. 

Watching CJ become a devoted father would soften any woman's heart. Yet Molly must remain immune. CJ deserves more than a woman who can't have children. Held back by fear, it'll take a disaster forcing the community together before they're ready to risk a chance on happiness.

                                     Don't Tempt Me - Lori Foster
Description: Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself. 

Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can't seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…

My Review for all these are pretty much the same, I started them and for some reason I lost interest or I didn't like it at all so I stopped reading them and pick up another book I enjoyed much more!