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Review: Trust

Trust
Trust by Tim Mettey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In my mind, I could see all the different possibilities of what was about to happen, and there was only one scenario where Chad wouldn’t get hurt.

Three months ago, Nicholas Keller found out he was part of an ancient group called the Thusians. He thought his life was settling down, until his new neighbors move in. Now he finds himself taking part of an impossible search. In order to protect everyone he cares about, he must figure out who to trust.

Trust picks up where Secrets leaves off, tossing Nicholas and Elle back in to danger. The writing is clearer (perhaps due to not having to reestablish the world) and there is a nice build of anticipation about the search. Readers who liked following Nicholas in Secrets will enjoy Trust even more.

Like Secrets, Trust was an entertaining read, fast-paced and full of mystery that keeps readers turning the page. Nicholas’s story doesn’t seem over yet, and readers will be curious to see what his next challenge will be.

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Review: Tease

Tease
Tease by Cambria Hebert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A person can only make a mockery out of someone if they allow it.

Harlow is broke. Her snow cone vending job isn’t going to pay the bills since her roommate moved out and her student funding got cut. So she walks into the Mad Hatter and becomes a stripper.

The book begins with a strong, sexy (if shy) Harlow, who knows what she wants and is determined to get it. As the novel progresses, she becomes more dependent on Cam, the sexy bartender who is slowly stealing her heart. The plot is a little loose, with someone suddenly stalking Harlow, but the chemistry and humor between her and Cam is endearing. The way Cam knows exactly what to do to drive her crazy, knows where to take her to sweep her off her feet, and shows up exactly when she needs him is both sweet and frustrating.

Tease has a cast of characters who readers will want to know more about, a lot of teasing sex appeal, and some sweet and funny moments.

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Review: Torch

Torch
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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Blog Tour: Sky’s End

Skys-End-VBTCheck out my review of this new sci-fi book here.

Blurb:

A secret she must never share. A secret that two warring species are determined to control. A universe’s future at stake. Twenty-year-old Cassiel Winters joins Earth’s new space academy in hopes of finding her brother, one
of Command’s top pilots and her only family, who’s been reported MIA. But she quickly realizes she may not be cut out for life in space, where female cadets are outnumbered, competition’s fierce, and she’s already failed her hand-to-hand combat test once. Even the station’s most respected officer, Lt. Damian King, probably can’t help Cassiel pass the second time around–so why is he so interested in her progress? If only one of her freaky déjà vu visions
would offer an answer instead of mysterious messages like hide. When Cassiel’s manipulate d into a perilous mission, she encounters a warrior species bred to protect the universe from an even greater threat. And she learns that her secret visions are at the heart of it all. Now Cassiel must fight to control her own destiny and race to save her brother–even if it means pretending to be the pawn of Prime Or’ic, the cold-as-steel Thell’eon leader. Even if it means risking
her life, facing hard truths, and making the ultimate sacrifice.

Review: Sky’s End

Sky's End
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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Blog Tour: Hearts in Exile

 

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Don’t miss this one, folks! There’s also an excerpt and a guest post from the wonderful Mysti Parker! And you can see my review here.

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Title: Hearts In Exile

Series: Tallenmere (stand-alone)

Author: Mysti Parker

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

Publisher: Melange Books

Formats Available In: All eBook formats and Print

Release Date: June 3, 2013

Blurb: Somewhere, hidden in the waters of the Southern Sea, lies an island unlike any other. Within the amber glow of its pyrogem-laden cliffs, legend says the very heart of the dragon god Drae keeps the island, and its occupants, alive.

Loralee Munroviel, daughter of Leogard’s High Priestess Arianne, had no idea what she would face when she arrived by boat ten years ago and was left alone in exile. All she knew about Draekoria’s inhabitants was written in one tattered notebook. Now, her life revolves around keeping Drae’s descendants happy. Never in her life did she imagine being a Dragon Keeper.

Captain Igrorio Everlyn, known as Sir Robert to his unit of Holy Paladins, has faced his share of hell, battling the evils of Emperor Sarvonn’s tyranny and the dark god Tyr’s abominations. But none of that compares to the ten years of hell he’s been without Loralee, presumed dead.

One freak storm changes everything. Now the two of them must fight to re-establish the delicate balance of the island before the dragons take things into their own hands. Through it all, they discover the secrets that kept them, and their hearts, exiled for a decade.

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