Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bound by Night

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Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires, #1)
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The first installment in a sexy new paranormal romance series by Larissa Ione, author of the bestselling Demonica series!
Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most . . .
A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . . . or bury him forever.


****Pocket Books through NetGalley provided me with an ARC of this book for my honest review****
I've come to expect great things from Larissa Ione. I have yet to read a book by her I don't love, and this one is no exception...
Nicole Martin is plagued by nightmares of the events of her childhood. In a world where vampires have been forced into roles of servitude Nicole has grown up in a wealthy home where her nanny, cook, gardener, and many other roles in her household. No one saw it coming when the vampires rebelled, leaving Nicole almost completely alone and with more scars than what shows on the outside.
Riker is part of clan MoonBound, and has a deep hatred for the Martins. His mate Terese, was their nanny and one of the lives lost the day of the rebellion. He blames the Martins for breaking her long before that day.
To get back what was taken from them, and to avoid war between another clan, Riker kidnaps Nicole to get it back. Her family's company, Daedalus, is the one who has what he's after. But what happens when things are nothing like they seem? And two people that hate each other start seeing the other side of things.
There is so much action in this book, it will hold your attention from page 1 to the very last line. Nicole I was back and forth about but I ended up enjoying her character. Riker was a sexy bad boy that bites. Really, what more could a girl ask for? The supporting characters were awesome and I'm very much looking forward to the other books in this series! Myne and Hunter have a lot to tell I'm sure.

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Wicked Beat 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
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From the moment he lays eyes on Sinners’ new front of house soundboard operator, drummer Eric Sticks knows he has to make Rebekah his. Unfortunately, she’s too busy trying to seduce guitarist Trey Mills to pay him much attention. Rebekah never planned to fall for the tall, goofy drummer with the weird sense of humor and a heart the size of the galaxy. But Eric makes her laugh and his constant attention makes her feel sexy and irresistible–exactly what she needs after the things her last lover said to her. A woman who gives as much as she takes, Rebekah makes Eric feel like a total stud–exactly what he needs after surviving a decade of watching the incredibly talented members of Sinners from the wings.


****Casablanca through NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
First let me say this series has the best covers, this one being no exception. But now to the important part, the story...
Oh I can't believe I rated a Sinners on Tour book less than 4 stars, I never saw it coming. I knew going in that Eric Sticks wasn't my favorite Sinner. Not his fault, not that he's a bad character, but Olivia Cunning has created some of the best characters in erotica history. So with that in mind it's saying something to tell you that I LOVED Eric in his book. Now let's get to the other half of this dirty sexcapade, Rebekah. I really couldn't find anything redeeming most of the times. She spent half the book pushing Eric away because she wanted a piece of Trey Mills, then she gets the opportunity to be with Trey but because she's somewhat let Eric in she kind of turns Trey down. Are we supposed to applaud? I love the females in the series for their carnal openness, strength and being proud of who they are, but I have a hard time connecting with them in general, and Rebekah was one of the hardest.
I've also found that as the series progresses, we lose a lot of story line. The love scenes are hot but (coming from someone who loves hot scenes and the taboo) it reaches the point where I *gasp* scan through it. Book 1 and 2 had a tons of great story while still melting our panties, but it's gotten further away from that and just feels like a lot of naked escapades are used to fill the pages at times.
In general I still absolutely love this series. It's hot and fun and again, some of the best characters you'll meet. I've searched high and low for other rockstar series and they never compare. 
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Pulling Me Under

Title: Pulling Me Under
Author: Rebecca Berto
Series: Pulling Me Under #1
Age group: Adult
Genre: Women’s Fiction with crossover with Suspense
Publication date: October 2013

Paul was Katie’s rock for thirteen years, but then she watched him die.

By day, she is left with her daughter Ella’s questions about where Daddy went, and at night she's consumed with nightmares of the moment he died. It isn’t long before Katie’s mother hints that her volatile lifestyle and developing drinking habits are no way to raise a little girl.

Through it all, her and Paul’s best friend, Liam is there. Grieving the death of both husband and friend, the time they spend together seems more intimate these days, and Katie soon stumbles into taboo territory: Liam might be in love with her.

Torn between Liam’s feelings and losing Ella, one night Katie runs.

Air. Space. Thinking time. That's what she thinks she's getting when she stumbles upon that party. In the morning, in a strange bed, she can’t remember the night before.

Pulling Me Under is raw in its brutality of love and pain, with slow-building suspense to a heart-stopping conclusion.




About the Author

Rebecca Berto is an Amazon bestselling author. She is also a freelance editor.
She writes stories that are full of heart. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her stories, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She’s strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction.
Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their doggy.

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