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review 2018-04-17 21:53
Review: Love Hack
Love Hack - Kimberly Dean

I had some high expectations for Love Hack since I married a guy who works in IT and I've been around "geeks" my whole life. While the story was interesting, the characters fell a little flat for me. I wanted a bit more from Spencer and the instant stud scenario didn't really help anything.

 

Josie is a pretty typical girl navigating a high stress work situation while trying to deal with an ex boyfriend who invaded her privacy in the worst way. Her bubbly personality comes through as her attraction to the geek guy grows. Spencer was a little far fetched for me. He was described as going from a lanky geek guy to a hot stud with abs after a few weeks of working out. He discusses "studying" for sex and is apparently really great at it. There was even a comment about "leveling up" while in the act. It was all a little.... meh for me. Geeks are normal people, with normal hang ups. Inserting some slang terms and stereotypes doesn't really create a great character for me. I wanted more from him.

 

That being said, I did enjoy this little novel. It's fun and flirty and of course a bit suspenseful too. An interesting take on the perks of knowing IT security and how that can be advantageous when dealing with people posting things about you on the internet that may not be flattering. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy a good romance book with a bit of suspense.

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text 2017-03-30 07:45
Release Blitz Black Hat Hacker by Soraya Naomi
 
 
 
Title: Black Hat Hacker
Series: Chicago Syndicate #6
Author: Soraya Naomi
Genre: NA Mafia Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2017
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“I absolutely adored this story and can't wait for more from this author!” - Bookgasms Book Blog “From page one, sparks fly, the plot thickens fast, and the sex scenes are amazingly well-written - so are the emotional scenes, and a few are heartbreakingly beautiful.” - Reader Review “Absolutely loved Black Hat Hacker! From the title all the way through till the very end!” - Reader Review
 
 
 
 
You don’t know me.
 
But that’s only because I don’t want you to.
 
I have the most lucrative job in the country as a hacker in the notorious underworld. I’ve built entire systems and destroyed evidence for career advancement while stealing and exploiting data for personal gain. 
 
I’m the black hat hacker for the Chicago Syndicate and hold all the dirty secrets of the most powerful men in the U.S. in the palm of my hands, just a keystroke away from mass ruination.
 
However, no one knows my dirty secret, a decision from my past that’s just aching to blow up in my face and shatter my future. Especially when a certain wavy haired brunette begins to demand my attention with her odd ways and her carefree attitude.
 
She’s a woman who makes me go against everything I’ve ever believed.
 
A woman whom I’m forbidden from having my usual one-night stand with, even if she was available.
 
A woman whom I have to keep from getting herself killed, whether she likes it or not.
 
 
 

You don’t know me, but neither does she…yet. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I read many genres but favor intense, seductive, and provocative novels where the male character loves fiercely, without remorse or boundaries. I also adore forbidden love tales and have an odd fascination with kidnapping romances. No, I don't secretly want to be kidnapped, though!

I have a passionate obsession with the written word and indulge in chocolate pastries much too often. My debut novel For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1) was released on July 26, 2014. I’m honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.
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review 2017-03-30 00:00
We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency
We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency - Parmy Olson GREAT read. While I was quite interested to read about Anonymous, LulzSec, and AntiSec, this book went above and beyond. She writes it as a story, and you develop a relationship with the characters, although they are real. Sabu, Topiary, Kayla, and the rest. Was not aware of some of the things--the botnets were fascinating. Great read.
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text 2017-03-29 15:22
March 2017 Reads

 

Hello fellow book lovers.

I hope you all had a great month of March. For me it went by way to fast again, there is never enough time in a month for all the books I want to read. I'm just glad that we are starting to head into April and the weather will hopefully be nicer. 

I'm also caught up on ARCs, well almost but I think we never really caught up with them, because luckily we always get more.

We also will have a new giveaway coming here in a few days we are just waiting on some more details for that. All the winner of the "Luck o’ the Readers Giveaway" should be drawn and notified very soon. 

Here are some books that releasing in April according to Goodreads.

April 1

The Immortal's Unrequited Bride and Conquering the Cowboy by Kelli Ireland and  The Dead List by  Jennifer L. Armentrout.

April 4th

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, The Chosen by J.R. Ward and Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads.

April 6th

Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

April 11th

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli and The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

April 18th

The Thing About Love by Julie James

April 25th

Blade Bound by Chloe Neill, Snared by Jennifer Estep and Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead.

I hope everyone has a great April and those who celebrate it have a great Easter. To those who don't, just really enjoy your egg-day weekend :D 

Now to my March reads, as always you can find the buy-links in the reviews that are linked. 

Happy Reading :) 


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

 

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This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

 

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5★

 

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Kill’t Dead…Or Worse by Richard Hacker

 

 

 

 

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After a murdered partner, a cheating wife and a lost job in Houston, Nick Sibelius sets up a private investigation business in a small Texas town hoping to find some peace and maybe, himself. When two lovers disappear and a fisherman turns up dead, he finds himself drawn into a web of crime and deceit involving MaryLou, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past; Junior, a failed farmer whose best intentions seem to always result in a dead body; and Barry, a sociopathic dentist turned illegal toxic waste entrepreneur with a violent right wing agenda. When the felon who killed Nick’s partner in Houston joins forces with Barry, Nick must not only stop the toxic waste dumping while finding his client’s missing daughter, but keep from being killed in the process. In the end, MaryLou’s dark secret will either save him or kill him — whichever comes first.

 

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4 ★

 

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

 

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Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

 

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5★

 

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The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

 

 

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Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the Fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

 

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3★

 

 

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At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

 

 

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It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

 

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4 ½ ★

 

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Blade Bound by Chloe Neill

 

 

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The thrilling final installment of Chloe Neill’s New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series sees a sinister sorcery advancing across Chicago, and it may usher in the fall of Cadogan House…

Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation to vampire, Merit’s stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House. She’s saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side.

When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire seemingly under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have ever imagined. As a malign sorcery spreads throughout the city, Merit must go to war against supernatural powers beyond her comprehension. It’s her last chance to save everything—and everyone—she loves.

 

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4★

 

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Pre-Order for Black Hat Hacker by Soraya Naomi
 
 
Title: Black Hat Hacker
Series: Chicago Syndicate #6
Author: Soraya Naomi
Genre: NA Mafia Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2017
 
 
 
You don’t know me.
 
But that’s only because I don’t want you to.
 
I have the most lucrative job in the country as a hacker in the notorious underworld. I’ve built entire systems and destroyed evidence for career advancement while stealing and exploiting data for personal gain. 
 
I’m the black hat hacker for the Chicago Syndicate and hold all the dirty secrets of the most powerful men in the U.S. in the palm of my hands, just a keystroke away from mass ruination.
 
However, no one knows my dirty secret, a decision from my past that’s just aching to blow up in my face and shatter my future. Especially when a certain wavy haired brunette begins to demand my attention with her odd ways and her carefree attitude.
 
She’s a woman who makes me go against everything I’ve ever believed.
 
A woman whom I’m forbidden from having my usual one-night stand with, even if she was available.
 
A woman whom I have to keep from getting herself killed, whether she likes it or not.
 
 
 
You don’t know me, but neither does she…yet. 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I read many genres but favor intense, seductive, and provocative novels where the male character loves fiercely, without remorse or boundaries. I also adore forbidden love tales and have an odd fascination with kidnapping romances. No, I don't secretly want to be kidnapped, though!

I have a passionate obsession with the written word and indulge in chocolate pastries much too often. My debut novel For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1) was released on July 26, 2014. I’m honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.
Sign up to Soraya’s newsletter to keep up to date with release dates: http://eepurl.com/b0MS85

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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