Review: Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan
Oh. My. Hell. What was that?!? It was repulsive, raw, bloody, scary, nasty, and a whole lot of other words that really don’t come to mind right now… But I loved it!!
Madeline Sheehan has a very intense little gem in Undeniable. It begins with 5-year-old Eva visiting her daddy in prison, who so happens to be the president of a bike club. There she meets 23-year-old Bad-ass biker boy Deuce and she is instantly smitten. This part being told from Eva’s viewpoint was actually very sweet and very funny. But she knew.
Through the years, Eva being 12,16 and 18 they meet occasionally and every single time the feelings in both of them grow more and more intense. Before you scream a huge “WTF!!” , it is actually done very tastefully, no sex with minors in here. They have a tormented relationship on and off for many years, with a lot of issues involving murder, bike-gang problems, mental disorders, blackmail, among others. Even while making each other hurt, Eva and Deuce never really let go of each other. Eventually it all unfolds in a very dramatic and gory way, but still has a satisfying ending that practically leaves you panting when you’re done.

I really like how there are various points of view , you see the characters developing and get the feeling of missing nothing, at least for Eva and Deuce. I also loved the fact that Deuce is an older lead, most of the story being after he was thirty-ish and ending through his fifties and still had really steamy sex scenes with Eva. I LOVED that!!! It’s very refreshing, since most male leads are very young, and while still hot, some of us enjoy men our age or older 😉

Warning: You will become a big curser for a few hours after reading this….

Ok, babbling aside, here is the synopsis:
Warning: This is not a “typical love story”. This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It’s intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops—with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache—over the span of a lifetime.

Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with bikers in the club lifestyle is all that she knows. When she’s a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy, biker bad-ass of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club—but that’s where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart. Eva sees in Deuce what he cannot see in himself—a man worthy of love—and Eva spends her lifetime proving to him that her undeniable love is the one thing he can’t live without.

This is Eva and Deuce’s story.

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Book Release Event for We Roam the Seas, a new Viking series by Theresa M. Hewitt. * fan girl squeal*

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Hi All!!!

September 13, 2013 is the release date for We Roam The Seas, Book 1 in my Viking Dreams Series. Please click on the picture and join the Facebook event where I will be having a HUGE giveaway including lots of awesome authors and blogs!

Some reviews of ARCs of WRTS:

Jodi:
“Theresa Marguerite Hewitt is a self-published, independent author of paranormal and military romances. TMH (as she is referred to by her rapidly growing fan base) consistently brings to life strong, emotional characters that have to face and overcome many challenges in their lives. The characters do not have “happily ever after” thrown at their feet and they do not always make the best of choices, but they will fight like hell for what they believe in and defend their loved ones with everything they have inside them.

“We Roam The Seas”, is the first book in TMH’s…

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Podcast Review: Coffee Beak French

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Podcast Review: Coffee Break French

I’m not sure if podcasts are still popular or not, but a couple of months ago, I decided to check them out and immediately found this particular one. It called my attention because learning different languages is on my top five on my bucket list. French, of course, being an obvious choice to start with for me, since it resembles spanish, my native language.
This is more of a rave , not a review, because I absolutely fell in love with this podcast. I have been listening to it three times a week for a couple of months now and have actually gotten quite a lot of French vocabulary and fluency in that short period.
The first thing I love about it? FREE!
Each lesson lasts about 20 minutes on average, and is held by Marc, who is the proffesor and Anna, a college student who will be learning French along with you. Every lesson has pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. I listened to other podcasts to compare, and let me tell you, I couldn’t even begin. Coffee Break French is extremely easy to follow, the two hosts are friendly but to the point and there is never a boring moment. Other podcasts were kind of tedious, and the ” friendly chat” seemed forced and not genuine at all. Lessons are broken down by units, and the way they carry the lessons almost eliminates the need to write down and take notes. If you’re having trouble with a certain area, just listen to the lesson again. Everything is clearly pronounced, explained and sometimes even teach you songs. There are many lessons already, since they started in 2008, but these are very easily added to your playlist at your convenience.
Coffee Break French is brought to you by RadioLingua, and if you visit their website http://www.coffeebreakfrench.com or http://www.radiolingua.com, you have the option to download notes for each lesson or buy premium packages for each unit which include notes, transcriptions for each lesson, and vocabulary as well as other review material. This is completely optional and if you don’t hace trouble with languages and want something for free, this is actually not even necessary if you pay attention and practice. If French isn’t your thing, they have other languages in the same course format which you can choose from.
I highly recommend this podcast, whether you are learning from scratch or just refreshing your previous language skills.

Have an awesome day and thanks for reading!!!

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I just finished this book called Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, first book in the Lux series. I wanted to review it before losing my thoughts in everything else I have to do today.
First of all, let me give you the summary, which is in the main character’s POV, from which the story is told:

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

My thoughts:

At first, the book kind of annoyed me a bit. I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. The story was really good, but the main male character, Daemon, was just so unbelievably stupid, rude and just plain mean. End of. The first chapters are mostly their back and forth fighting and bickering. At some point, it even turned a bit Twilight-ish, which subtracted a star from its rating right away.
As I kept reading, I decided I liked the book because Katy’s POV had never for a second gotten me bored. She is geeky, beautiful, witty and not at all weak. She doesn’t play the damsel-in-distress angsty role that I’ve come to read about in so many novels. She’s not worried about being all prim-n-proper and is very funny.
I also liked how Jennifer L. Armentrout developed her aliens. Making them beings of light and energy , I almost felt a correlation with angels, instead of monster-type technologically advanced things, made it a lot more interesting.
All in all, I recommend this book mostly to anyone who likes paranormal reads, as I think its kind of refreshing. I am genuinely looking forward to reading the second book in the series, Onyx.

Again, thanks for reading!!!

Review: Unleashed and Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn

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Hey!!! I hope all of you are doing very well. I’ve been reading quite a bit lately, but decided to review these two books because they aren’t more of the same.
I have to say, these are adult books, not YA novels.
So… Here goes….
Book #1
Unleashed

Synopsis:
It’s not enough that Kelsey’s husband left her for another woman. Oh, no. The “other woman” had to be her best friend Evan’s fiancée. Not only has she lost her marriage, she fears losing Evan to the lingering awkwardness and humiliation that hangs between them.

Evan has no intention of letting that happen. He’s got plans…namely, an extra plane ticket to Hawaii now his future wife is out of the picture. There’s only one person he wants on the trip with him, the one who’s always been there for him. The one he should never have let slip away into the arms of a traitorous friend who shattered her heart.

Kelsey is anticipating a week of fun in the sun with the man who’s always treated her like a little sister. No one’s more surprised when she discovers that Evan has seduction on his mind—and that she’s more than ready for it.

Love is the most powerful healing force of all. But past demons have a way of ripping open old wounds, and threatening the survival of even the strongest friendship…

My thoughts:

Evan and Kelsey have a weird friendship. Kind of like best friends but at the same time a bit awkward, given that their spouses or significant others cheated on them with each other.
Evan is a hot, laid-back lawyer who has a lot of fun flirting innocently with his friend Kelsey. Kelsey works in the law business as well, but on opposing sides. Kelsey’s character is a bit too naive and bit too ” teen-like” for my taste, at least for the first 75% of the book. Although sometimes I thought the characters to be a bit plain, she’s very funny at times, especially when she daydreams of Evan. The story is completely centered around the plot and everything that’s going on with Kelsey’s ex husband, who is now Evan’s ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend. Yeah….
While they are in Hawaii spending Evan’s would- be honeymoon, Kelsey confesses of her long-time love for Evan. Here, they start a tentative relationship, which blossoms and unfurls deliciously, of course, until they have to head home and face their exes.
These are pretty much your typical, successful adults who struggle when things don’t go as planned.
It is a fun, quick read and would recommend it if you get tired of the angsty, crazy novels.

Book #2
Rock Me

The second book in the Ross siblings series, Rock Me, is about Evan’s little brother Brian and Candace.
Candace Andrews has had enough of pleasing others. In an act of birthday rebellion, she sets out to please herself—by walking into the tattoo parlor owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend. All she wants is a little ink, and Brian’s just the guy to give it to her.

As soon as she submits to his masterful hands, though, the forbidden attraction she’s always felt for him resurfaces…and she realizes the devilishly sexy artist could give her so much more.

Sweet, innocent Candace is the last person Brian expected to see again. She’s everything he’s not, and her family despises him. He doesn’t need the hassle, but he needs her, and this time no one is taking her away. Not even those who threaten to make his life a living hell.

Backed into a corner, Candace faces the worst kind of choice. Cave in to those who think Brian is a living nightmare…or hold her ground and risk it all for the one man who rocks her world.

My thoughts:
For me, Rock Me had better defined characters, not so plain and two-dimensional as Unbreakable. Candace was too innocent, unbelievably so. So that was a little too much for me at first, but then realized that extreme naivetè is a part of the story and the unfolding the plot. Brian is extremely hot and sexy, a tattoo artist and your typical metalhead. ( I guess that’s why I liked him so much) . The writing inmerses you in the story effectively and makes for a fun read. This one is perfect for those nasty waiting rooms.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading!!

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Review: The Edge of Never

I’d like to start by posting the dedication on this book , because it is by far the simplest and most wonderful one I’ve seen so far.

To lovers and dreamers and anyone who hasn’t truly experienced either

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This is officially one of my favorite books right now. This story is about Camryn and Andrew, two people with very different background stories, yet were loolong for the same thing: to live. Camryn went through pretty bad things not only in her love life, with her boyfriend dying ; but also with her family, her brother being in jail and parents recently divorced. She has a falling out with her best friend and decides to just hop on a bus by herself and see where the road takes her, a long lost dream of hers.
Andrew is in big turmoil, heading back home to see his dying father in no particular rush for some very particular reasons. So instead on taking the fastest way home, he decides to take the long way and get on a bus.
On their way across their way across the country, they find themselves finding much more than they expected. Fate? Coincidence? They just know it, deep inside they know they are partners in crime.
This story kept me on the edge of my seat, with very unexpected twists to the plot. At various points in the book , I just had to stop and say a few choice words out loud ( yup, sign #1 of a very good book). True, some parts are a bit unrealistic,( I mean, who goes on the road for months, at 20 years old, without money issues?) but then again, they complemented the story sooo well I didn’t mind at all. Towards the end, I would have NEVER expected what comes up and I just loved that about this book. I found myself laughing a lot and also holding my breath a lot. I am very much pleased with the ending, and am sure many of you will be as well.

Have a wonderful wednesday!!

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