Out for Blood

Out for Blood
by Alyxandra Harvey 
Book: The Drake Chronicles #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Pub Date: November 1, 2010
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
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Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that can become friends-or even more. When students at the academy fall victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?

My Review: There was just something about this book that I couldn’t really get into. The first two books I loved, but this one took a dip for me. 
The Drakes are trying to get everything ready for the coronation, however, it’s not going so well right now.  They are getting over an attack, Helena about to be come the new Queen, and now another attack happens right in their home. But never doubt Helena, she can handle herself and says just that when her husband and kids try to protect her. 
While they clean up that mess, Quinn is arriving at their home. From there one of the Drake boys takes and interest in her. However, around this point in the book, I just couldn’t move on. The story was slow and not grabbing my attention. 
Hoping the next book drags me back into this world!

My Rating:
✪✪

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Weekly Spotlight – An Elemental Short

  “Being
an author isn’t just about making money or hitting the Amazon Bestsellers list,
it’s about the positive impact you and your stories make in peoples lives. Even
if it’s just one person.” 
Goddess of Fire: Burn 
Even water burns if the fire is hot
enough . . . 
Kenina, the fire goddess of Osarious,
seems to have it all—a pampered life, the power to burn down a city, and a
father who reigns over the other gods, but deep inside the flame, Kenina feels
trapped. As her arranged marriage to Neveresis, a water god, draws nearer, she
has no choice but to flee the immortal world to escape the commitment, even if
it means disappearing into a world she despises.
Together with Sarah, her faithful
servant, Kenina crashes into the mortal world, ending up in Nevada, where she
and Sarah are taken in by Jack, a mortal who shows Kenina there is much more to
life than she thinks, including love.
There’s only one problem, Neveresis
refuses to let Kenina go, and he will do anything to reclaim his prized
possession, even if it means destroying her and the ones she loves.
Goddess of Fire: Smolder
When the fire doesn’t burn, it smolders .
. .
Just as Kenina, the fire goddess of
Osarious, is trying to adjust to the mortal world, she is hit with something
she never expected—mortal emotions. As her best friend, Sarah, returns to her
family, Kenina is lovingly guided through these emotions by Jack, who attempts
to not only help her understand them, but also, teaches her to control them.
But when, Emily, Jack’s ex-girlfriend shows up, the fire inside Kenina begins
to smolder, putting Jack and Kenina’s relationship to the ultimate test.
As if dealing with Emily wasn’t bad
enough, Kenina’s father shows up in the mortal world with Neveresis, and Emily
becomes the least of her worries. If her father finds out about Jack, he will
kill him. Now, her only priority is to save Jack’s life.

Goddess of Fire: Ignite
Fire doesn’t just burn, it ignites . . .
It’s been three weeks since Kenina, the
fire goddess of Osarious, was forced out of the mortal world and torn away from
Jack, the man she truly loves. Locked in her room in the temple, Kenina has no
choice but to wed, Neveresis, the water god she despises. But as the ceremony
nears, Sarah, her best friend, comes to her rescue. Sarah uses the hidden tunnels
underneath the temple to free Kenina, reuniting her with her beloved Jack. Even
though Kenina has managed to flee the temple, it doesn’t mean she has escaped
Neveresis.
Kenina, along with Jack and Sarah, are
now on the run, desperate to locate a lost portal in the depths of the dark
forest. As Neveresis closes in on them, they end up trapped in the forest
between his army and mythical creatures they never knew existed. Reaching the
portal is their only way out, but it may cost them their lives

Before She Ignites

Before
She Ignites
by Jodi Meadows
Book: Fallen Isles
Trilogy 
Publisher: Katherine
Tegan Books
Pub Date: September
17, 2017
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
Before

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told
she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just
for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement
which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively.
She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons
for a girl of her station.

After

Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the
Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira
is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a
cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her
own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her
very world begins to collapse. 



My Review:
DNF.

I have always loved a book by Jodi, but with this book, I couldn’t even finish
it.  

Mira is supposed to be this amazing person. She has always been told she is
special and needs to hold up this perfect image. When in reality, this isn’t
the life she really wanted. She has anxiety and just wants to be around her
dragons. To be normal and enjoy her life. But then a secret ruins everything
she knows.

The story starts with Mira counting the steps and she descend down them to the
pit. Which is the worst prison anyone could be sent to. While she makes her way
down the steps, she is wondering what people are going to say about her
absence. Probably make something up to keep the truth under wraps.  Her once
perfect and easy life is no more. Her dress will be ruined, she won’t be able
to bathe in luxury, have any meal she wants. Nothing is going to be the same
now that she is behind the prison bars. 

At this point, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the book. I didn’t know what this
secret was. How it was so bad to send her down to the pit. How it could ruin
the treaty. What the people are hiding. There was just way too many unanswered
questions. By the time I got closer to the end I still wasn’t sure how I felt
about the book. It wasn’t grabbing me like Jodi’s other books. So I just didn’t
finish the book. I’m hoping the next one turns out better than this one. 





My Rating:
✪✪

Weekly Spotlight – Ann Redisch Stampler Stand Alones

  
 “I hear Dylan rummaging around in the cupboards. “You
want a jelly doughnut?It’s the only breakfast food I’ve got.”
“No time!I’ll just snort the powdered sugar off the top.”

“Bad joke, considering who I used to go out with.” 


Where it
Began
Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed
looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving—and without a single memory of
the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and
sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash.

As Gabby describes her transformation
from Invisible Girl to Trendy Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy
Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from
her? What do her classmates know that Gabby does not? Who exactly was in the
car that night? And why has Gabby been left to take the fall?

As she peels back the layers of her life,
Gabby begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as
intoxicating as it has been morally complex… and that nothing about her life
is what she has imagined it to be.
 
Afterparty

Emma is tired of being good. Always the
dutiful daughter to an overprotective father, she is the antithesis of her
mother — whose name her dad won’t even say out loud. That’s why meeting
Siobhan is the best thing that ever happened to her…and the most dangerous.
Because Siobhan is fun and alluring and experienced and lives on the edge. In
other words, she’s everything Emma is not.

And it may be more than Emma can
handle. 

Because as intoxicating as her secret
life may be, when Emma begins to make her own decisions, Siobhan starts to
unravel. It’s more than just Dylan, the boy who comes between them. Their
high-stakes pacts are spinning out of control. Elaborate lies become second
nature. Loyalties and boundaries are blurred. And it all comes to a head at the
infamous Afterparty, where debauchery rages and an intense, inescapable
confrontation ends in a plummet from the rooftop… 

This explosive, sexy, and harrowing
follow-up to Ann Redisch Stampler’s spectacular teen debut, Where It Began,
reveals how those who know us best can hurt us most.

Hostage

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Hostage by Skye Warren & Annika Martin
Publication Date: January 30th, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Hostage-hires

I never knew when he’d come to me. Only that he would.
I’d never even kissed a boy the night I met Stone. The night I saw him kill. The night he spared my life. That was only the beginning.
He turns up in my car again and again, dangerous and full of raw power. “Drive,” he tells me, and I have no choice. He’s a criminal with burning green eyes, invading my life and my dreams.
The police say he’s dangerously obsessed with me, but I’m the one who can’t stop thinking about him. Maybe it’s wrong to let him touch me. Maybe it’s wrong to touch him back. Maybe these twisted dates need to stop. Except he feels like the only real thing in my world of designer labels and mansions.
So I drive us under threat, until it’s hard to remember I don’t want to be there.
Until it’s too late to turn back.
HOSTAGE is a dangerous standalone romance by New York Times bestselling authors Skye Warren and Annika Martin. It’s set in the same world as PRISONER, but can read separately!

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Skye Warren
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Annika Martin
Annika Martin loves fun, dirty stories, hot heroes, and wild, dramatic everything. She enjoys hanging out in Minneapolis coffee shops with her writer husband, and also likes birdwatching at her bird feeder alongside her two stunningly photogenic cats, especially when she should be writing. She’s heavy into running, music, saving the planet, taking long baths, and consuming chocolate suckers. She’s worked a surprisingly large number of waitressing jobs, and has also worked in a plastics factory and the advertising trenches; her garden is total bee-friendly madness and her most unfavorite word is nosh or possibly fob. A NYT bestselling author, she has also written as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.

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Blackwater Savior: Mia and Spooky


Blackwater Savior: Mia and Spooky Inger Iversen
Publication date: December 28th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

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Two years ago, Mia Sheridan’s face lay plastered on missing person flyers, CNN, and other various news outlets. She was one among six other missing women from the Clearwater area, neither a trace nor a hair left behind. Abducted and beaten, Mia has finally come to terms with the fact that she will die … her only concern is when that time will come.
Road Captain and eight-year vet with the Blackwater Renegades, Spooky is tasked with convincing a monster to sign divorce papers. He expected blood and mayhem, but what he got instead was Mia Sheridan, who was like an innocent angel. He never believed in love at first sight―lust at first taste was more like it―but the honey-eyed woman with a glint of defiance in her eyes is a fighter, and that he can respect. When Spooky takes a solemn vow to protect her, he finds himself in over his head, but right where he belongs.
Blackwater Savior is a short story, a prelude to Mia and Spooky.
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Author Bio:

Inger Iversen is the bestselling author of several novels including her New Adult Series, In the Dark: Running in the Dark, Sinners in the Dark, Confessions in the Dark, and coming soon, Absolution in the Dark. She is also the author of the bestselling Few Are Angels series, a paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective that builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.


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Right Side


Right Side
Leigh Taylor
(Worth The Wait, #2)
Publication date: January 2nd 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance

Beatrice Remington has one great love in life. Fashion.
When Bea followed her twin brother, Henry, and his ranching dream to Oaks, Texas after graduating from fashion school; running the local boot shop seemed like a dream come true. Bea has everything she wants in life with her thriving business and a budding collection of couture formal wear designs until she watches her brother fall in love. Bea realizes the missing piece to her happiness is the love of her best friend and secret crush, Al Bosco. After years of dancing around one another, Bea sets up a date with the town vet to make Al jealous enough to claim her. However, Bea’s plan backfires and leaves her alone in Oaks with nothing but one fake boyfriend, one broken heart and one wedding dress to design.
Al Bosco has one great love in life.

Beatrice Remington.
Al has spent his entire life as the third wheel to the Remington twins. Somewhere along the line, as Henry became his brother, Beatrice became the love of his life. Only he’s never had the courage to admit it out loud. When Al shunned the family business to become a ranch hand at The Waitin’ Ranch, he set off a chain reaction that ensured he couldn’t risk bringing Bea’s heart into the chaos. As he finally breaks down and returns to his hometown to make things right so he can give Bea everything she deserves; she walks in holding hands with the town vet and looking happier than ever. Al may have a bruised ego but he’s on a mission to win Beatrice’s love once and for all. When he finally returns to Oaks, will his girl still have a heart to give to him or will Al be left with nothing but regret?
Can Beatrice and Al get on the right side before their love story becomes another scrap on the cutting room floor?

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Author Bio:
Leigh Taylor is a native Texan who now calls the Windy City home. Leigh loves all things romance related including novels and classic movies. Her love of reading and Texas inspired her to begin writing and share her characters with readers everywhere. When she isn’t working or writing about cowboys, Leigh enjoys spending time exploring her city, playing with her pets and relaxing with friends over a cup of tea or whiskey.


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