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review 2016-12-28 13:07
Usher's Passing - Robert R. McCammon

Robert McCammon, Where have you been all my life! I know, forgive me, I just found out how fucking amazing Robert McCammon is as a writer! He's literally Astounding. His style is a no nonsense, pull you in.. And keep you wanting more.

 

Even though Ushers passing is the first and only book of his I've ever read in my life. I'm a new fan and will be looking for more of his book's in the future! I love the cover works to the paperbacks in the original late 1970s/1980s vibe I'm a total sucker for that.

 

Usher's Passing is basically about the family Mr Edgar Poe wrote about in 1839 bring them up to the 1980s and you have A very Dysfunctional family with a closet full of skeleton's. And the curses they live with because of this. The main deal dapper of this, Is Rix Usher, He is one of the main characters. Rix is a Horror Writer, trying to look for that one fix that will make him great again... And when he's called back to overland, Because the head of the family his father is dying. All those family secrets and Monster's come back once more. But how will it affect Rix and the rest of his family. And what is The ultimate secret to the usher's?

 

This had me sucked in from the 1st page. A rollacoster of up's and down's Every time I finished a chapter I was left with a sense of what was going happen next? Usher's Passing is an excellent read and will definitely be going in my 2016 top reads!

                                                 

                                             

 

 

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text 2016-09-11 01:03
JDCMustReadBooks Coming November 2016

 

Highly anticipated lineup on my JDCMustReadBooks' List,

Coming November, 2016.

 

Pre-Order Now!

Do not miss out on this extraordinary lineup of talent!

 

 THE TWENTY-THREE

Linwood Barclay 

Promise Falls Trilogy #3

Nov 1

Penguin Berkley 

  

THE WRONG SIDE OF GOOD-BYE

Harry Bosch #21

Michael Connelly 

Nov 1

Little Brown & Company

 

NO MAN'S LAND

 David Baldacci 

John Puller #4

Nov 15

Grand Central 

 

 

TURBO TWENTY-THREE

By: Janet Evanovich 

Stephanie Plum #23 

Nov 15

Random House 

BROX REQUIEM

John Clarkson

Nov 8

St. Martin's Press 

 CITY ON EDGE 

Eve Rossi #2

Stefanie Pintoff

Nov 15

Random House 

SAFE WITH ME

K. L. Slater

Nov 4

Bookouture 

CITY OF STRANGERS

Louise Millar

Nov 1 

Atria  

STORM RISING 

Douglas Schofield

Nov 29

St. Martin's Press 

THE MURDER GAME

Catherine McKenzie writing as
Julie Apple

Nov 1

Lawsome Books 

 

Check back for more titles to be added prior to Nov, 2016. 

 



 

 

 

Source: www.judithdcollinsconsulting.com/book-blog/tag/nov-2016
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review 2016-06-16 14:21
Review: Nash by Jay Crownover
Nash - Jay Crownover

Molly’s Thoughts:
Again! She has done it again. Another great Marked Men novel by the talented Ms. Crownover! I enjoyed this book so incredibly much. Nash and Saint…so glad they got their story! 

 

I’ll talk about Saint first. I loved her character. I loved feeling her emotions. Most of them, though, I came by them naturally as I went through a lot of what she went through. It really hit home with me. In fact, I am still struggling with it. The letting go isn’t easy and it’s something that needs to be done to move on completely and life a full, happy life. 

 

Nash Donovan. Bless him and his flaming tattoos. He’s a sexy character and I loved him. He really struggled in this book, but to watch him come to terms with his life, his heart…..it really was a wonderful thing to watch! Jay, can you get me a Nash, please? Cause that sexy man just stole my heart! 

 

I won’t go into a lot of detail as I don’t like to give spoilers. But, if you enjoy sexy, tatted men, and women who steal their breaths away, along with a soul sucking plot line that doesn’t let you go, then Ms. Crownover’s NASH is a wonderful addition for you. Definitely shelf worthy, re-read worthy and highly, highly recommened 4.5 star read! Once again, a story that makes you think, filled with passion and sparks, Ms. Crownover gave us another fantabulous read! 

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review 2016-06-05 22:56
Review: Rome by Jay Crownover
ROME - Jay Crownover

Another fabulous book by the superbly talented Ms. Crownover! Oh Lawdy, is it ever amazing. I loved Rule, I loved Jet, but Rome? I have nothing but mad, mad, mad love for this sexy big brother! Reading his story left me hurting, left me wanting more of Rome and Cora, left me in an emotional state that I love to be in when I read incredibly written novels. 

 

Rome Archer is a tortured soul, full of hurt, anger, desperation and hope. I wanted to wrap my arms around him and tell him to just let go and live. His pain of the past and all he went through quickly became mine. I saw his life through his life from the start of his story. Watching him develop through out the story was awesome. 

 

And Cora Lewis. Bless her little “half pint” soul. I really loved how Jay created her character. She was a cute little pixie for sure and I fell in love with her character just as quickly as I fell in love with Rome’s. Her past and present were tortured, too, and when a twist is thrown into the story……well, let’s just say I loved her even more with how she

handled herself! 

 

This book is beyond 5 star worthy to me. Ms. Crownover once again created a novel filled with steamy passion, hot sex, and a story line sure to leave you tangled up in emotions and ready for the next Marked Man! Well done and hats off to you, Ms. Crownover! Looking forward to reading the next incredible man in the series!

***Original post on Cafinated Reads website***

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text 2016-01-26 00:03
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Reads of 2015
The Start of Me and You - Emery Lord
The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
Dare Me - Megan Abbott
Black Iris - Leah Raeder
Invisibility - Andrea Cremer,David Levithan
Glass - Ellen Hopkins
Faking Normal - Courtney C. Stevens
All the Rage - Courtney Summers
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids - Sarah Ockler
Golden Son - Pierce Brown

Hi all, Rose here with another Top Ten Tuesday entry.  This theme is brought to you by the Broke and the Bookish, and this week was a freebie entry, so I thought I'd do my top ten reads of 2015.  I'm still going to do a year end post, but it's still not compiled yet and I have a bit of catching up to do on my bookish profiles (I honestly didn't realize how far behind I was in keeping track of what I was reading last year.  Thankfully, I'm already doing a better job of that this year.)

 

So these aren't in any particular order and they aren't limited by publication year (as I'll do in my Best of 2015 entry).  These are all books I read in 2015 and ended up loving for what they offered.  All I ended up rating 4 stars or higher when I read them, with some books pending full reviews.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

 

In no particular order:

 

The Start of Me and You - Emery Lord  

 

1. "The Start of Me and You" by Emery Lord - this was the first read I've ever had from Emery Lord, and I adored every moment of it, from the writing to the character relationships built and explored in the narrative.  Paige and Ryan's characters really leap off the page with their respective situations of grief and coming to terms, and I absolutely loved the realistic feel of Paige's circle of friends.

 

The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen 

 

2. "The Truth About Forever" by Sarah Dessen. Many people had begged me to pick up this book by Dessen since I was doing a binge reading of her books in 2015, and I wasn't disappointed in the least.  Loved the relationships of the characters, really identified with Macy's grief as she copes not only with the loss of her father, but also a broken relationship and trying to find her own identity.  Pretty updated cover as well.

 

Dare Me - Megan Abbott 

 

3. "Dare Me" by Megan Abbott - "Dare Me" completely blew me away as one of my earlier reads in the year.  I loved how it managed to immerse me in the overarching mystery surrounding the novel as well as how dark and layered its characters were showcased.  It's definitely one of my new favorite books, and the writing is absolutely fantastic.

 

Black Iris - Leah Raeder 

 

4. "Black Iris" by Leah Raeder - I keep thinking back to some of my favorite reads of 2015 in the New Adult category, and my mind keeps coming back to this.  Dark, lyrical writing, complex (and complicated) characters, deep sensuality that pops off the page, and just an overarching engaging read.  I did have some issues with how it marched toward the end, but the journey was so good that I would gladly pick up this novel again (and I ended up ordering a copy from Amazon even though I had gotten it from NetGalley as a galley.  Goes to show you that I do buy books based on how well they engage me even if I have a digital galley copy.

 

Invisibility - Andrea Cremer,David Levithan 

 

5. "Invisibility" by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan: Dude, I stayed away from this book for far too long because of the mixed reviews surrounding, and ended up loving it for the journey it offered.  I picked it up as an audio read from the library and loved the premise of a boy who's lived his whole life invisibie and the horrific curse that surrounds and threatens him.  I loved how wonderfully tense and palpable the scenes came across in this book, plus - magical realism?  Totally here for that.  I would still love to see a sequel of this if the authors could collaborate again. *crosses fingers*

 

Glass - Ellen Hopkins 

 

6. "Glass" by Ellen Hopkins.  This book broke my heart. As problematic and flawed as the protagonist in this novel is, it's a potent example of the cycle of addiction.  I also liked how it was formatted in a poetic style - which is one of my first loves in writing, but for anyone who may be deterred from it because of that - the audiobook does a wonderful job of pacing and enunciating the emotion behind it.

 

Faking Normal - Courtney C. Stevens 

 

7. "Faking Normal" by Courtney C. Stevens - a wonderfully potent book about a young woman living in the aftermath of her rape.  I actually rated "Blue-Haired Boy" (a companion novella to this story) a full five stars, but in considering it, I'd likely rate both of them among my favorite reads of 2015.  I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from Courtney C. Stevens in the future.

 

All the Rage - Courtney Summers 

 

8. "All the Rage" by Courtney Summers - I think I'll end up loving mostly anything Courtney Summers writes because of how intimate she is with her characterizations and the topics she expounds upon.  This was an emotional read in more ways than one on the topic of rape as well.  And it features a character of color (Leon) who was absolutely wonderful in his portrayal.

 

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids - Sarah Ockler 

 

9. "The Summer of Chasing Mermaids" by Sarah Ockler.  I squee with joy over this book, and continuously think it's underrated because not only does it feature an POC leading character, but it's just a wonderful coming of age summer story in general.  I feel like any review I write won't do it nearly enough justice, but I'm hoping to pen a review for it soon.  Indubitably one of my favorite reads of 2015, and I love Sarah Ockler's writing.

 

and last but not least *drumroll*....

 

Golden Son - Pierce Brown 

 

10. "Golden Son" by Pierce Brown: Yet another book I have yet to review in full, but I loved it just as much as its predecessor, if not a bit more.  And I'm eagerly anticipating the final book in the trilogy which releases this year.

 

 

That's all for now.  Until next entry,

Rose

 

 

 

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