Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Tempted (The Dark Hart Chronicles, #1) 
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 When personal assistant Savannah Wood lands a dream job with up and coming rock star Nick Hart, it seems too good to be true. He's devastatingly handsome, reserved and charming...but he has a secret he's determined to keep.
Their attraction to one another is immediate and Savannah is determined to keep a professional relationship between them. She's been burned before and has no desire to reopen old wounds.
The lines between professional and personal begin to blur when Savannah finds out Nick's secret: he's a century old vampire with a painful past. He's also hesitant to open himself up to her, yet they find their temptation to one another is stronger than either can resist.
The paparazzi, a string of murders and cryptic, ominous letters threaten their budding relationship. Will their attraction and love be enough to keep them together…or will it tear them apart? 


****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
Savannah used to be a model and is now a personal assistant, she lands a great job as the pa for Nick Hart  a rising rock star. While the two of them share an instant attraction Nick has a secret that could ruin everything. Can the two of them resist each other, will they give into their attraction and will secrets from the past keep this couple from being together. I enjoyed this book, the two main characters were interesting and likeable. The story line had a few twists to it that kept it interesting without being confusing or adding so much to the mix that you felt overwhelmed. I loved the build up in this book, it was done nice and slow leaving you little more frustrated every time just like the characters. The the secondary characters in the story were interesting, funny and added some charm to the book. This is my first book by Alexandra Anthony but it won't be my last.

Alexandra lives in the Midwest. She enjoys a steamy romance, a happy ending and isn’t afraid of things that go bump in the night. She is the author of two paranormal, erotic series The Dark Hart Chronicles and The Vampire Destiny Series. To find all of her book and to find out more about the author, visit her at

How do I keep my writing different?

I write two series with two very different sets of characters, so making sure that I keep my writing different is one of the things that I struggle with frequently. Not only do I have the two series, but each series has an extensive group of secondary characters, all with different personalities and body language quirks. I would say that writing for so many “people” keeps me on my toes and helps me keep my writing different.
In The Vampire Destiny Series, the entire concept is one of fated love and destiny. The two main characters, Stefan and Josephine are fated to be together, so their love and attraction is immediate and strong. Once might compare it to two long-lost loves that meet after a long separation. They know they’re supposed to be together and they simply pick up where they left off. They have hurdles and conflicts to overcome, but they are soul mates.
In The Dark Hart Chronicles, the concept is much different. We have a flawed, damaged vampire in Nick that had a difficult human life…and a nightmarish beginning as a vampire. He wants to love Savannah, but he doesn’t know if he deserves her love. And Savannah…she is afraid of relationships. She’s been burned before and doesn’t want to get hurt again. It’s a connection of two lost souls that find each other and learn to love each other-flaws and all.
Writing the two very different series was a challenge. I didn’t want Nick to be Stefan 2.0. They each had to have very different ways of handling things and two very different personalities. While Stefan can be arrogantly cocky, Nick is charming and a tad insecure. He tends to get tongue-tied around Savannah when they meet and I found it funny for him to stick his foot in his mouth a few times.
The easiest way for me to keep my writing different is excessive character note taking. It’s much easier to keep a notebook with my characters information handy. It’s saved me in many situations!

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Hopeless 18+

 The following review is for 18+ readers.
Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)
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Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever


***This book was given to me by Edelweiss and Netgalley for my honest review***
What an absolutely wonderful way to discover a new author. Colleen Hoover has knocked my socks off with Hopeless, a fantastically well written New Adult novel.

And yes, I am definitely calling this new adult because even though the main characters and 17/18 and still in high school. There are some very mature sexual things going on in this book.
This book is heart wrenching, the content realistic and scary. If you pick up this book you are in for a emotional ride.
I loved the characters, Sky and Holder, they could be my new favorite young couple. Both very mature for there age, but wisdom comes with experience and these two have already been through a lot for such a long age. The connection between the two was awesome to read. There was steam, good banter and humor, they were just such a great couple to read about. My heart broke for them at times, but at least they had each other.
This book led me. There were a few times I had a little hint of what was going on but most of the time I just went with the flow, consuming every delicious word. Written so well, the pacing so good, the delivery ....gah! Just so good. I really didn't want it to end. It is truly an original and I will be looking out for more from this author

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Imdalind Series Book Blast

Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

“Loved the world, the concept, all of the characters (good and bad), and just everything about this story! On to the next one!” -Jena, Shortie Says

“I loved this book from the very first lines… I think it will be hard to move on to another story for a while. -Steele Reviews

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Joclyn is in hiding, hunted by the man she still desperately loves. Ryland is gone, his mind erased, no memory of Joclyn remains. But, Joclyn’s heart desperately begs her to hold out hope. While, in reality the black eyed monster that possesses him, attempts to kill her over and over.

If it wasn’t for Ilyan, Joclyn would be dead by now.

Ilyan. The man who once stalked her, is now Joclyn’s protector, the only thing she has left. He protects Joclyn from the men who seek to end her life, and while she is haunted by dreams where Ryland begs her to break the bond between them.

Ilyan is there. Always there.

Ilyan trains and prepares her, teaching her everything she needs to know in the hope that one day she can avenge Ryland, if not protect herself from him.

And then there is her father.

The man who has never been there, is suddenly responsible for everything. And who he is has made Joclyn into something she never wanted to be.

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Rebecca Ethington is a story teller and author from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. Rebecca’s first stint into the world of literary writing, The Imdalind Series, was released in October 2012 and since its release each book has been found in several top 100 lists on Amazon. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her crazy family.

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