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Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reviews

I haven’t had many 5 star reads this year, so I’ll just post the last 5 star reads that I’ve had; starting from the latest one til I get to 10.

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1. Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop

2. The Other Man (The Other Man #1) by D Breeze

3. Twisted Together (Monsters In The Dark #3) by Pepper Winters

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4. Forbidden Fix (Executive Toy #6) by Cleo Peitsche

5. Ruin and Rule (Pure Corrpution MC #1) by Pepper Winters

6. Daddy Knows Best by Vincent Drake

7. Vision In Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

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8. Second Debt (Indebted #3) By Pepper Winters

9. Naughty King (A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale #1) by Michelle A Valentine

10. Professor Cline Revealed (The Professor #1) by J M LaRocca

 

Hummm, I see some authors that have more than one entry there.

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Top Ten Books On My Autumn 2016 TBR

I haven’t done one of these for a while. It seems like forever since this was a Top Ten Topic.

How I’m tracking so far with my seasonal TBR lists

  • Summer 2014/2015 ~ 2/10 (18 extra)
  • Autumn 2015 ~ 4/10 (15 extra)
  • Winter 2015 ~ 3/10 (25 extra)
  • Spring 2015 ~ 0/10 (10 extra)

I don’t think I’m getting any better at these lists. I make them and then find so many new books to read over the season that I forget about the ones I out on the list.So without further delay, below is a list of books I hope to read this autumn.

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1. Marked in Flesh (the others #4) by Anne Bishop (review)

2. The undercover playboy (captured by love #3) by Miranda P. Charles

3. Like (Social Media #2) by JA Huss

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4. Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

5. Crash Ride (Power Station #2) by T Gephart

6. Better With Sugar by Katrina Kirkpatrick

7. Sincerely, Carter by Whitney Gracia Williams

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8. Love, Life and Naughty Bits by Tania Cooper and Ricky Cooper

9. Satisfaction (Temptation #2) by KM Golland

10. Flow my tears, the policeman said by Phillip K Dick

And a space for all the other books I will read that are not on the above list (because it’s going to happen no matter what)

March

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Balls (Ball Games #1) by Andie M Long

Lassoing The Virgin Mail Order Bride by Alexa Riley

The Ambassador & Me (The Ambassador Trilogy #1) by Mia Villano

April

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Sincerely, Arizona (Sincerely Carter #1.5) by Whitney G

Mr and Mrs (An Alexa Riley Promise #1) by Alexa Riley

Rose’s Thorns (Happily Never Happened #2) by LeTeisha Newton

May

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Dirty Girl (Dirty Girl #1) by Meghan March

Thief (Breeding #3) by Alexa Riley

Cash Remington and the Missing Heiress (Sexy Dreadfuls #1) by Celia Aaron

{Review} Marked In Flesh (The Others #4)

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Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop
The Others #4
Read March 2016
5 stars

Synopsis

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

Series Reading Order

#1 Written In Red ~ my review
#2 Murder of Crows ~ my review
#3 Vision in Silver ~ my review
#4 Marked in Flesh
#5 TBA

Review

After the ending of the last book I couldn’t wait to get my paws on Marked In Flesh. The wait between books is just too long, but it was oh so worth it in the end. As soon as I started this book I was sucked back into the world of The Others and the human pack like no time had passed between the release of Vision In Silver and Marked In Flesh.

Anne Bishop really has a way with words and this story in no different. There is just something so captivating about the characters she creates and the world that she builds around them. As a reader, I feel as if I’m really there with the characters going through everything that they are going through at the same time.

Marked in Flesh starts out a little differently to the rest of the books in the series so far. There are a lot of POVs to consider and while it may be a little confusing as to who is say what and when, but it all makes sense the more you read. I loved reading about how different characters were reacting to the events around them. It really opened my eyes the world that Ms Bishop has created for The Others.

“We will give you some time to decide how much human the terra indigene will keep”

This books also focuses more heavily on The Others and Humans First and Last movement. The struggle between the two has hit an ultimate peak and the consequence from the actions of the HFL were felt by both sides when the Elders decided to take matters into their own hands.

After the way the last book ended I was really excited to see where Meg and Simon’s relationship would go. However with everything else that was going on, I felt that they had very little on page time together. I really wanted to see more of them. Just when I thought something major was going to happen and it didn’t, I think my heart gave out. You can do this to me. It is so unfair. I’m living for the next book. Please hurry I must find out what happens next.

PS. For some strange reason when I finished reading Marked in Flesh the first thing that came to mind was the song ‘Colours of the Wind’ from Disney’s Pocahontas. As strange as it may seem, there are lyrics in there that relate very well to this story.

{Meme} Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors

The below authors are those that I have brought all or most of their books. Whether I have read them or not yet is another thing all together.

1. Anne Bishop

2. Pepper Winters

3. Sylvia Day

4. Christina Lauren

5. Cassandra Clare

6. Jodi Ellen Malpas

7. Colleen Hoover

8. Samantha Young

9. Kresley Cole

10. Alice Clayton

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Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

I think there may be more than ten authors that I really want to meet. But I will try to make a list of the ten I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to meet.

1. Anne Bishop
Loved every book of hers that I have read so far. The world building is second to none.

2. Pepper Winters
The queen of dark romance for me. Need I say more

3. Anthony Horowitz
The only male author on this list so that really must mean something. I started reading the Alex Rider series, but truly fell in love with the power of five series. Top notch.

4. Kristen Painter
Loved the House of Comarre series. Epic urban fantasy series.

5. Christina Lauren
Beautiful Bastard was really something else and couldn’t put it down.

6. Jodi Ellen Malpas
Lord of the Manor!

7. Alice Clayton
Wallbanger! Don’t really need to say anything else after that. If you have read the book you’ll know what I’m talking about.

8. Kresley Cole
Immortals After Dark. Yes please! Still have to get around to reading the game marker series thou.

9. J Kenner
How can you not feel for Damien? He really is the alpha male.

10. K.M. Golland
I read temptation in one siting. That alone says everything I need to say.

Of course there are more and I can’t wait to finally meet some of the authors when I attend the Fictionally Yours event in Melbourne, Australia in October.

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{Review} Vision In Silver (The Others #3)

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Vision In Silver by Anne Bishop
The Other #3
Read April 2015
5 Stars

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Synopsis:

The Others freed the  cassandra sangue  to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

Series Reading Order:

#1 Written in Red ~ my review
#2 Murder of Crows ~ my review
#3 Vision in Silver
#4 Marked in Flesh
#5 Untitled (Book 5)

Review:

It was so great to be back with Simon, Meg and the rest of the gang in the others series. I have missed them so much. However now I have to wait another year for the next chapter in their story. So not fair, but I will wait. How could I not? Everything about this series is so captivating. This is urban fantasy at it’s best.

The first half of the book focuses on giving the reader lots of information about everything that has already happened and happening with the Human First and Last movement. Some new charters are introduced, both good and bad and some that I’m still unsure about and would like to know more about.

While there didn’t seem to be a ‘big’ action event towards the end of the book, there was still some pretty major things to happen. I couldn’t believe when I was reading it that the terra indigene would like to go that far with the humans, but they do take threats very seriously. It was just a bit of a shock really.

The relationship between Simon and Meg. This is a whole other thing. It’s there but at the same time it’s not. There is just something about this couple that is so intriguing. Can’t wait to see were they are heading.

And the ending is just beautiful.

Since the series was originally 3 books, I can see how this book could be more of an information filler in the series, but I wouldn’t be skipping over it because I may have just miss something that is important in the next books. No author does world building quite like Anne Bishop. I love it so much. Can’t wait for the next one in the series now.

Ten Books For Readers Who Like The Black Jewels Trilogy

Since it seems like I have been waiting forever for the last book in the others trilogy by Anne Bishop, today’s post will be about the series that first introduced me to her.

1) The Others Trilogy by Anne Bishop

2) Kushiel’s Legacy Trilogies by Jacqueline  Cary

3) Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

4) Lord’s of the Underworld Series by Gena Showalter

5) House of Comarre series by Kristen Painter

6) Tairen Soul Series by C.L. Wilson

7) Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole

8) Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

9) City of Bones by Cassandra Claire

10) And the rest of the books based in the world of the black jewels

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{Meme} Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year

There are so many books that I wouldn’t mind Santa putting under the tree. Just where do I start. Most of the books I want either are not out yet or I have on the kindle and would like the paperback version to add to my growing library.

1) Blood & Roses series by Callie Hart
I have read the first book in the series, but would really like to get the series in backpack version.

2) The rest of the books in the Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop
I have read and own the original 3 in the series, but would like to add the rest to have the complete collection.

3) The Firebird by Sophie Masson
This has to be one of my all time favourite books, but I am yet to own it. I use to get it at the local library all the time, then one day it was no longer there and I think I died a little inside.

4) Destroyed by Pepper Winters
The only book I don’t have in paperback form by this author

5) The Thoughtless series by SC Stephens
I have read these but am still yet to add them to my collection. Maybe I should do it before thoughtful comes out

6) Any Colleen Hoover Books I don’t already own
Discovered this author via the blogging community this year and loving everything that I have read so far. Will read more thou

7) Filthy Beautiful Lies Series by Kendall Ryan
I am yet to start this series, but it looks so good. If it’s under the tree I will just have to read it then

8) What If? by Randall Monroe
This book just sounds like a lot of funny and I’ll probably learn something unusual along the way

9) Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
I’m have been meaning to read these for so long now. Please somebody give me that extra little push

10) Any other books that anybody gives me because I’ll love them all

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{Meme} Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

1) Beautiful Bastard Series by Christina Lauren
I loved every minute of these series and I have only read each book once. Totally need to go back and revisit the characters

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2) Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
So the next book in the series is coming out soon and I might need to reread so I can remember what is going on again. It has been to long between books.
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3) Firebird by Sophie Masson
I usually reread this every year without fail. But every time I go to the library somebody already has it. Maybe next time…

4) Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Just so I can discover why I love this series all over again.
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5) Beauty by Robin McKinley
My favourite retelling of beauty and the beast so far
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6) Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Another favourite fairy tale retelling
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7) Mad about the boy by Maggie Alderson
I first read this in high school and totally fell in love with it. I haven’t read this is so long.

8) Boy meet girl by Meg Cabot
This was the first Meg Cabot book I ever read and I only started reading it because the story is told my emails, IMs, phone conversations and not much actually story telling. Yet it is really well done.
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9) Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Just because I haven’t read these in what seems so long. Plus I saw them in the book store the other day with new covers.

10) The Black Jewels Trilogy
I have reread them may times, but I haven’t for a little while so I’m in the mood to read them again.
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Plus so many more books, but I must stick with one 10.

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{Meme} Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

This week top 10 Tuesday is a very interesting topic indeed. It can be taken in so many different way. Therefore I am going to list 10 books and the reason of each one. They maybe different, but they were still all ‘hard’ for me one way or another.

1) Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
This took me like forever to finish. It just didn’t keep me interested enough to keep reading it. I always found something else instead.

2) Deviant by Callie Hart
This was the very first dark romance book that I read. It was totally left of field for me, yet strangely enough this genre has grown on me. I have read a few dark romances now. But this one will always be my eye opener to me.

3) Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
This may be a strange choice for some people, but when I saw this I was scared to read it. I loved Beautiful Disaster and was worried that it would be ruined by Travis’s side of the story. Boy I couldn’t be wrong. This turned out to be a five star read for me and added to much more depth to the first book. Combined they are epic goodness.

4) Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
Where to start. This is a fan-fiction released in stages on the internet by two author friends. That alone made to unsure if I should read it, plus some of the reviews were terrible. So I read it, in one sitting. Man it was soooooooo good. So ya, I loved it and have read and own the whole series to date.

5) The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop
This may come as a surprise because I absolutely love this series. However the first time I read it I was so confused and found it hard to follow in some parts. Yet now I try not to pick them up because I know that nothing else in the real world will matter til I have finished them. Who cares if I’ve already read them a dozen times, I don’t!

6) Of Mice and Men by
I know it’s a classic, but still. Nope I just couldn’t get into it.

7) L4yer Cake by J. J. Connolly
At the time of reading this it was totally left of field for me. I don’t read many crime novels, so it was a bit of a shock. It still don’t know why I read, maybe cause there was movie based on the book. That is the only reason I can think of. But I couldn’t get over the swearing. Every second word seemed to be ‘fuck’. It doesn’t bother me now, but before it did.

8) Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
No James Bond is not a hard book to read, in fact it was pretty easy really. It were was the mind set in getting in the mood to start reading these book. I love the movies so much, that I was afraid that the book would ruin it for me. And has it? Nope not at all. Well at least for a first one anyways.

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