Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Torch

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Torch by Cambria Hebert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The problem with passing out is that upon awakening, you had to face the pain of whatever caused you to pass out in the first place all over again.

Katie Parks likes her quiet life. She’s alone–has been since she was fifteen–with her books most of the time. Until she awakens tied to a chair with flames around her and is saved by a daring fireman, Holt.

While the end reason for why Katie is being stalked is a bit thin, there’s no denying the chemistry between her and Holt. The heat between them flares quickly to instalove, and Katie gives herself to Holt before the bad guy is found. Holt is the most sensitive guy alive, always knowing exactly what to say–and it’s always the most sweetest thing of dreams.

Torch is a sexy, fluffy, sweet start to the Take It Off series. There’s so much heat, it’s a miracle the characters don’t go up in flames.

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Review: Sky’s End

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Sky’s End by Lesley Young
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Apparently I’m vulnerable to distraction by shiny objects…

Cassiel Winters has a secret. In order to find her missing brother, Daz, she’s enlisted in the Academy. But when her Hand to Hand test goes awry and she’s given a mission in exchange for her staying in ESE, she finds out there is more to her secret than she ever knew possible.

Sky’s End isn’t an easy book to get in to, but once there, the story flows along at a considerable pace. While there are still slow points, the incredible situations Cassiel gets herself into–and out of–maintain the reader’s attention despite strange words that are never quite defined or distracting repetition and over-used made-up words.

Cassiel’s voice is strong, but she is young and she shows it in many ways. She is reluctant to admit her feelings, yet she’s happy to slip anyone some tongue, once she starts. The intended tension didn’t live up to the ping-pong of Cassiel’s emotional roller coaster.

Sky’s End is an interesting start to a new world of sci-fi, where women are stronger than even they knew, aliens are super-sexy warriors, and finding yourself is only the beginning.

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Review: Renegade

Renegade
Renegade by Cambria Hebert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

At least he didn’t try to tell me it would be okay. We would have both known he was lying.

Sam and Heven are picking up the pieces, and trying to come to terms with all they’ve lost. Now everything is at risk as Beelzebub brings his war home. Can Sam and Heven win this war, or will they lose too much in the end?

Sam and Heven, along with the rest of the characters from the series, join a few more in an effort to save the world from Beelzebub’s lofty plans. The characters continue to drive this story (series) onward, and the growth of Heven and Sam shines in this book. There were a few places where the action dropped or got diverted, and a few things that might have been tied up more completely. But all in all, the characters and the world were well done, vivid, and complex — even the side characters introduced throughout the series had their say and were fleshed out.

The final book in the Heven and Hell series wraps almost everything up into a nice package. The story lines all have satisfying endings, if not the ones readers saw coming. The twists, deceptions, and triumphs keep readers turning the page, eager for more.

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Review: Hearts In Exile

Hearts In Exile
Hearts In Exile by Mysti Parker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The alcohol has not dulled your sarcasm, I see.

Loralee Munroviel, daughter of Leogard’s High Priestess Arianne, is exiled to a hidden island by events out of her control. Captain Igrorio Everlyn, known as Sir Robert to his unit of Holy Paladins, had finally found peace in Loralee, only to have her ripped away from him. Now, ten years later, fate has caught up with them.

Like the other books in the Tallenmere world, the characters rule. Previously a minor character, Sir Robert comes into his own in this heartbreaking tale of how the knight became who he is. The development of the boy into the man transforms his bitter sarcasm into painful longing that readers were unaware of — until now.

Loralee is a wonderful compliment to Sir Robert. While Robert’s companion Sir Francis is his most trusted friend, Loralee gives Robert a peace and purpose that he had never known before, or after, her. Her own story is filled with complications, trials, and the desire to do good by others. She is fiery and passionate, yet gentle-hearted and kind, and no one can compare in Robert’s eyes.

Fantasy setting with a lot of romance, dragons, witches, demons — Hearts in Exile has it all. If you’re read the other Tallenmere books, you won’t want to miss this one.

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New Release: Renegade

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It’s here! The last book in the Heven and Hell series!! Check out my review of Renegade and get yours today for a special release-day price of $0.99!

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Title: Renegade

Author: Cambria Hebert

Series: Heven and Hell Series

Genre: YA/Paranormal

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: May 3 2013

Synopsis:

I’ve been beautiful. I’ve been ugly. I’ve died. I’ve been brought back. I’ve had abilities awakened within me. My strength has been tested. My beliefs have been tested.

Yet I stand.

What’s next when you’ve pretty much experienced it all?

The end.

Sam and I are picking up the pieces. We’re trying to come to terms with all we’ve lost. And as much as I would like to hide my head, ignore the reality I live every day, there is no forgetting.

Riley is in hell—I’m still not sure of his agenda. My mother’s past haunts me. And Kimber… Kimber is being herself. Cole sneaks glances at Gemma and she returns them when she thinks I don’t see.

But I do.

When Beelzebub escapes he brings his war to places I never thought he would. Earth. Maine. Home. Now everyone and everything is at risk. This has become bigger than my circle of friends. This has become bigger than me. I have to finish this. I have to find a way to stop him, to finish this war.

I just pray we will all be left standing in the end.

The conclusion to the Heven and Hell series.

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The Heven and Hell series reading order

Before (A Heven and Hell Prequel) .5

Masquerade 1

Between (A Heven and Hell Companion) 1.5

Charade 2

Bewitched (A Heven and Hell Companion) 2.5

Tirade 3

Beneath (A Heven and Hell Companion) 3.5

Renegade 4

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Bio:

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

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Cambria has had the covers of the other 3 full length Novels in the Heven and Hell series redesigned! Check them out!

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FMB Blog Tour: A Tiger’s Claim

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Welcome to my stop on the FMB Blog Tour for A Tiger’s Claim! I got to review this one, so check it out!

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Title: A Tiger’s Claim

Series: Ashwood Falls #1

Author: Lia Davis

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing

Format: Ebook

Length: approx. 35,000 words

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe | Kobo

Book Description:

As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating.  Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid.

Travis Hunter’s main objective is to destroy the Onyx Pack—a group of drug using, murdering rogue shifters. His seek-and-destroy plans are put on hold when he rescues a female from a brutal attack. The beautifully exotic tiger shifter, Shayna, stirs a passion he thought died with his long-lost mate.

When Shay’s first heat cycle slams into her, Travis has no choice but to submit to her needs—and his own. But there is always a price to sleeping with the Pack princess. Not only will they have to face her Pack, Shay and Travis will have to deal with a mating that is beyond a single night and could have consequences more than either of them had thought. And when Travis finds out Shay wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.

Warning: One alpha female who doesn’t take no for an answer, a wolf with more on the line than just his heart, and a combustible attraction that’s sure to cause more than one sweaty night.

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Review: A Tiger’s Claim

A Tiger's Claim
A Tiger’s Claim by Lia Davis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve trained to fight, navigate the forest by scent, and outsmart my brothers, but I’m not strong enough to see this through alone.

Shayna Andrews is the adopted daughter of the Pack’s Alpha, and as such, is protected to the point of suffocation. When she asserts her independence, she ends up tangling with the enemy. Lucky for her, lone wolf Travis Hunter comes to her rescue. But when her first heat cycle begins, they are thrown into a chain of events where both gets more than they bargained for.

The book is technically the first in the series, though reading Winter Eve would help the reader understand the character dynamics. The mix of weres (big cats living together with wolves) brings an interesting mix to the table, since they have different customs and strengths. This is a world where the reader must suspend disbelief about actual animal instincts and take the “anything (or any were) goes” approach to mating. Once passed that, it is a well-created story in a world alive with personality.

The sex, though present, is glossed over, lending more time for action/plot. There are a few touching scenes, and the ending tied up well. There could have been more done to make the book more in-depth, but as it is, it’s a short, quick read were-lovers will enjoy.

A Tiger’s Claim is a fast-paced, light read, and a good start to an interesting series.

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