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review 2019-01-20 06:09
The Ice King and the Black Widow
Spider Game - Christine Feehan

The Ice King and the Black Widow

This is my revised review for the book. It's been a while since I read it, but I needed the time to coalesce my thoughts. I am pretty darn disappointed, to be honest. Yeah, I still gave it four stars, and I'll explain why later. 

I was loving the first 1/2 or so of the book, and it went downhill shortly thereafter. Trap was an ahole from the beginning but not in an intolerable way. I actually kind of liked him initially. I really enjoyed the banter on the scene at the beginning where the guys are hanging out in the bar. The GhostWalker camaraderie is one of my favorite things about there books. It was pretty fun how Trap was calculating how many peanut shells were on the floor and got the guys involved in, and then Cayenne had come up with her own estimates that were close to his. I felt like they had a pretty good meeting of the minds. 

Trap had his moments, but later in the book, he was a serious douche bag. I liked the initial love scenes, but towards the end of the book, the scene on the airplane was just freaking rotten how he treated Cayenne just because she was having a bonding moment with a member of his team and then the sex after that. I don't like any butt play, and I do feel that I was highly disappointed that Feehan chose to spring that on me as a reader. I know most readers don't care about that, but I am not into that and I try to avoid books that have it. A big part of my issues with the sex were his motivations. It was like some sort of possessive/masculine domination/punishment for making Trap feel jealous on the plan. That nearly made me throw the book against the wall. I think Cayenne deserves better. He knew how crappy her life has been. He is very protective of her, but then he seems okay with pulling jerk moves on her. He's a highly intelligent guy, but he acts like he's all testosterone and 100% caveman sometime. Apparently, sex is his main outlet besides his work, so I guess being kinky is part of his nature. The way he's treated his past lovers is questionable, and I'm not saying he gets a pass for it, but i would hope you would get a clue that you don't treat a woman you're suppose to love and adore that way. It's a big deal how he built his house for her and to make a place that she was safe. But then he gives her reasons not to trust and feel safe with him. It's sad because I really wanted to like Trap, but I think he blew it for me with his behavior.

Cayenne, on the other hand, I loved consistently. She was lethal and tough, but also tormented and emotionally vulnerable. I felt bad that she couldn't leave Trap, and although he couldn't leave her, he just needed to treat her better. I normally love the whole fated to be mated thing, but in this book, it seems like a bad thing. I really want to believe that people should be with someone because they are deeply loved in return and there is caring and trust between them.

I'm having a real issue with the escalation of erotic sex tinged with violence in the later books that Feehan is writing. I still love her writing and her books, but I'm really nervous now that she's going to go full bore with the stuff I'm just not into and have no desire to read. I had to skip some scenes in Fire Bound (not between the H/h, but when the bad guys were abusing a woman). I would have to have to start skipping H/h scenes in her books. I enjoy the plotting and the ongoing storylines too much to quit reading her, so my hope is that she doesn't keep escalating with her content. If it comes down to it, I may have to just read the non sex scenes when they get over the top.

I'm still giving this four stars, because I love the GhostWalkers storyline so much, and I really, really enjoyed the first part of the book. I can't give it more because of how much of a cad Trap was and the butt plug stuff (eww).

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text 2019-01-20 01:52
Reading progress update: I've read 337 out of 464 pages.
Of Blood and Bone - Nora Roberts

Got a little weepy several times during the section I read tonight.

 

I have one more section to go, which is good as this is due back at the library on Thursday.

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review 2019-01-19 17:35
Review: "Bound Gods: Betrayed" (Bound Gods, #3) by Adrienne Wilder
Bound Gods: Betrayed - Adrienne Wilder

75% of this book was just torture scene after torture scene between a sadist, a pain slut and an idiot. None of it was even remotely arousing or sexy, but just cringeworthy and painful to read and I skimmed through most of it. The rest consisted of boring dialogues, repetitive explanations and a plot that hasn't moved any forward since the last book. I really don't care about any of the characters enough for me to find out neither what's gonna happen to them, nor to continue with this series, and that's why I call it quits here.

 

~ 2 stars ~

 

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review 2019-01-19 11:10
Blog Tour & Giveaway with 4 STAR Review! Hidden (Fire and Iceland #1) Megan Morgan!

 

 

http://www.rabtbooktoursandpr.com/

 


Today, I am joinging the Hidden Blog Tour - a paranormal romance fantasy by Megan Morgan! Enjoy & don't forget to add the book to your shelves!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

Hidden (Fire and Iceland #1)
Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Date Published: October 31, 2018
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

 

After a breathtaking journey through Iceland, Vanessa Evanston finishes her dream vacation with her two best friends in the capital city of Reykjavik—and wakes up the next morning on the ground, on a tiny island 250 kilometers north, with no memory of how she got there.

 

Luckily, handsome and kind-hearted local Gunnar Heimirsson stumbles upon her—unluckily, he can’t explain her mysterious journey either. Nor can anyone explain why Vanessa soon discovers “last night” actually happened a year ago, and everyone thinks she’s dead.

 

Iceland is known for its folklore, but beyond the elves and mountain trolls, there are other creatures: beautiful, powerful, and vengeful, known as the huldufólk. Gunnar has been alive for a century, trapped by their curse after angering them.

From the far flung Westfjords to the black sands of Reynisfjara, the answer to Vanessa’s missing year might be connected to Gunnar’s punishment—as well as his long-lost wife, Hera—but the truth lies somewhere in the realm of magic, myth, and love, and Vanessa has only just discovered fairy tales are real.

 

 

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Vanessa Evanston is missing a whole year of her life and Gunnar Heimirrson is convinced that the answer for her mysterious journey is connected to his punishment which was inflicted upon him by the huldfólk.

 

Suspense and emotional turmoil flow freely from every page throughout this thrilling story. Vanessa and Gunnar are two strong, captivating character that easily grab readers’ attentions and draw them into their story. The romance is sweet and sizzling with passion but the relationship a serious cloud over it as Vanessa and Gunnar try to unravel Vanessa’s lost memories.

 

The plot is steady to fast paced and full of suspense that really holds readers in thrall and the fascinating and powerful huldfólk are quite intriguing so the story keeps readers glued to the pages as they join Gunnar and Vanessa in discovering the truth. The story has hints of danger especially as Vanessa is determined to take on those vengeful creatures of lore. I was caught up in the story and I certainly didn’t see that surprising twist that set the whole story as well as the characters on end, but I was disappointed in the way the situation has worked out with the huldfólk so far and really disappointed that the story continues on to the next book. In essence this story is not a complete HEA romance is more of a serial romance with lots of questions being left unanswered, but on the bright side, I am hoping that we will see more of the mysterious huldfólk.

 

 


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Author's Book Page - https://meganmorganauthor.com/hidden/

 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42595808-hidden

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030758

 

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Hidden is the first book in the Fire and Iceland series

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/248063-fire-and-iceland


Author - https://meganmorganauthor.com/fire-and-iceland-series/

 


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AVAILABLE in ebook

 

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2UsRA5M


Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hidden-megan-morgan/1129805164?ean=2940155862901


Kobo Link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hidden-121


iTunes Link - Coming Soon...


Smashwords Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/904181


Publisher Buy Link: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/hidden-by-megan-morgan/


Bookstrand: https://www.bookstrand.com/hidden-mf

 

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Megan Morgan is an award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author from Cleveland, Ohio. A mild-mannered airport bar supervisor by day and purveyor of things that go bump in the night, she lives on the often-wintry shores of Lake Erie with her spoiled cat and adult son, both of whom shed too much.


 

Website: http://www.meganmorganauthor.com


Twitter: https://twitter.com/morgan_romance


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megan.morgan.author


Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/megan-morgan/89/aaa/780


Instagram: http://instagram.com/clockworkmusicbox


Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mmorganauthor/

 

Blog: https://meganmorganauthor.com/blog/


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/meganmorganauthor

 


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text 2019-01-19 11:00
Book Blitz & Giveaway! Holli’s Hellfire (The Women of Purgatory #3) Tish Thawer!

 

 

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Welcome Readers! Today, I am celebrating the release of Holli’s Hellfire - the 3rd book in The Women of Purgatory by Tish Thawer! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!


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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

Holli’s Hellfire 
by Tish Thawer
(The Women of Purgatory #3) 
Published by: Amber Leaf Publishing
Publication date: January 15th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance


Synopsis:

 

Will she choose to stay the Reaper she is, or become the Goddess she was?

Holli’s memories of her life as the Goddess Hel are starting to resurface, and the timing can’t be a coincidence.

 

Her father’s quest continues to threaten Purgatory, and her decision to embrace her past has the potential to save or destroy it all.  

 

Find out in the exciting conclusion to The Women of Purgatory trilogy.

 


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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22321994-holli-s-hellfire

 

 


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Holli's Hellfire is the 3rd Book in The Women of Purgatory series

 

A new adult Urban Fantasy series, featuring three bad-ass women who leave their mark on Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell.

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/129147-the-women-of-purgatory

 

 

 

1 Raven's Breath
2 Dark Abigail
3 Holli's Hellfire

 

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AVAILABLE in ebook

 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RJ8cYr

 

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hollis-hellfire-tish-thawer/1129632212?ean=2940155826729

 

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hollis-hellfire/id1437578056?mt=11

 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/holli-s-hellfire

 


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Blitz-wide giveaway (US only)


· A signed copy of all three books in the series (Raven's Breaths, Dark Abigail, and Holli's Hellfire)

 

Giveaway ends Jan 24th:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 


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2017 - #1 Bestseller in Historical Fiction (Witches of BlackBrook)
2017 - Top 100 Bestselling in Paid Kindle Store (Witches of Blackbrook)
2015 - Best Cover - Penned Con (The Witches of BlackBrook)
2015 - Readers Choice Award - My New Favorite Book Awards (The Witches of BlackBrook)

 

Bestselling and Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received a RONE Award nomination (Reward of Novel Excellence), as well as nominations for Best Cover, Reader’s Choice, and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery).

 

Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Arizona with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.

 

You can find Tish on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorTishThawer

 

A common FAQ: "How do you pronounce her last name?"

 

Answer: Think "Bower" or "Thow-er". It's Persian! 

 

 

 


Website - http://www.tishthawer.com/

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTishThawer

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/TishThawer

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5201320.Tish_Thawer

 

 

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http://xpressobooktours.com/

 

 

 

 

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