Saturday, May 27, 2017 2017 Releases, 3.5 helms, Paranormal, Reviews

Fire in the Blood by Amanda Ashley

A Fire in the Blood Book Cover A Fire in the Blood
Amanda Ashley
Paranormal Vampire Romance
Zebra Kensington Books
25th April 2017
Ebook
Netgalley ARC

Reading Challenges:
Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017

If you’re looking for an easy, light vampire romance without heavy angst written in a style reminiscent of an older style romance novel, look no further!

I see a man. He is old. Very old. He will come into your life in a moment of danger. He will watch over you and protect you.- The gypsy’s hand gripped Tessa’s tighter. -He will bring you death, – she whispered, her voice like the rustle of dry leaves. -And life.-

Tessa and Jileen (her bestie from work) lead a quiet life in Cutter’s Corner until vampires start flocking to their town in droves and attacking its citizens. One fateful night, Andrei Dinescu saves Tessa from a vicious vampire attack and the two are immediately drawn to each other. Unknown to Tessa, Andrei is a seven-hundred-year-old vampire and she is the reason fledgling vampires are flocking to her town. A gypsy who foretold Tessa’s fortune in the past has spread a rumour that Tessa’s blood will strengthen fledgling vampires and hence the sudden increase in the young vampire population at Cutter’s Corner. Andrei and Tessa start falling for each other as they start spending more time with one another, but Andrei has his own deep dark secret. Can Tessa overcome this shattering hurdle and take their relationship to the next level?

The storyline is simple and yet has a pull to keep you reading. The characters were not the strongest or most memorable but they definitely weren’t boring. What I didn’t understand was why the gypsy felt the need to spread the rumour after predicting Tessa’s future? Also it was never explained HOW she knew this tidbit of information. There was no closure on this at all….it was definitely a small rip in the plot! I don’t feel like I wasted my time with this book as it was a satisfying read….this novel firmly stays at its 3.5 helms rating for me.

*Thank-you Amanda Ashley, Netgalley & Zebra Kensington Books for the ARC.



The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir by Michael H. Ward

Title: The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir Author: Michael H. Ward Genre: Memoir/LGBTQIA Publisher: Querelle Press Release Date: 1st November 2016 Format: Ebook Source: Netgalley RC Reading Challenges: Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 This is Michael Ward’s and Mark Halberstadt’s story- a chronicle of two gay men, their […]

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Monday, April 24, 2017 2 helms, 2017 Releases, Historical, Reviews, Series

The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor

Title: The Bad Luck Bride #1 Series: The Cavensham Heiresses Author: Janna MacGregor Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: St. Martins Paperbacks Release Date: 2nd May 2017 Format: Ebook Source: Netgalley ARC Reading Challenges: Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 Read Harder Reading Challenge 2017 I’m actually really annoyed that I have […]

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Belle’s Tale/The Beast’s Tale: Volume: 1 & 2 Manga Adaptation by Mallory Reaves

Title: Belle's Tale/The Beast's Tale Vol: 1 & 2 Series: Disney Beauty & The Beast Author: Mallory Reaves Genre: Manga/Children's Books/Middle Grade/Disney Publisher: TokyoPop Release Date: 28th March 2017 Format: Ebook Source: Netgalley ARC Reading Challenges: Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 This is a two volume middle-grade, direct adaptation […]

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Monday, April 17, 2017 2017 Releases, 3.5 helms, Erotica, Futuristic, Reviews, Series

His Human Rebel by Renee Rose

Title: His Human Rebel #4 Series: Zandian Masters Series Author: Renee Rose Genre: BDSM/Erotic Romance/Science Fiction/Futuristic Publisher: Burning Desires Release Date: 13th April 2017 Format: Ebook Source: Renee Rose Reading Challenges: Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017 This is my favourite one so far! Not as intense as the previous novels in the BSDM department but […]

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The Perfect Gentleman by Candace Camp

Title: A Perfect Gentleman Author: Candace Camp Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Pocket Books Release Date: 28th March 2017 Format: Ebook Source: Netgalley ARC Reading Challenges: Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 I did not want this to end! From start to finish I was enthralled by the characters and their […]

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MANGA CLASSICS: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Po Tse & Stacy King

Title: MANGA CLASSICS: Pride & Prejudice Author: Stacy King (Story Adaptation), Po Tse (Art by), Jane Austen (Original Story) Genre: Manga/Comics/Graphic Novels/Historical Romance Publisher: Udon Entertainment Release Date: 17th September 2014 Format: Ebook Source: Netgalley RC Reading Challenges: Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 First, a few details: 1) My […]

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Monday, March 20, 2017 2017 Releases, 5 helms, Cookbooks/Recipes, Reviews

Salt Block Grilling by Mark Bitterman

Title: Salt Block Grilling:70 Recipes for Outdoor Cooking with Himalayan Salt Blocks Author: Mark Bitterman Genre: Cookbooks/Recipes Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Release Date: April 4th 2017 Format: Ebook Source: Netgalley ARC Reading Challenges: Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 I requested this out of curiosity….Cooking on Himalayan salt blocks??! Never […]

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2017 Reading Challenges

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21 out of 25 books (84%)

Oldie but a Goodie

1 out of 10 books (10%)

Read Harder

3 out of 24 books (12.5%)