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review 2018-10-28 19:53
"We were all Dark Stars, but Luc...he was the darkest..."
The Darkest Star - Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

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~BOOK BLURB~

The Darkest Star

Jennifer L Armentrout

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When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is, in fact, something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head...

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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I do love when the title of the book is subtly worked into the story, as it is in the above quote.   I so went into this wanting to love it, but it just wasn't happening.  The first half of this book was a struggle to get through…by far, there is too much silly high school drama.  I don't remember the Lux Series being this childish, I actually really liked it.  It was overwhelmingly disappointing for me.

 

With the second half, the story slowly improved little by little…once JLA stopped being so evasive and actually started giving us something plot-wise, anyway.  She was so evasive that I found myself wishing I could remember more about the Lux Series, especially the final book, just so I might know wtf was up.

 

By the ending, it finally felt like something intriguing was being hinted at…unfortunately, I don't know if that hint will be enough for me to continue the series.  Maybe, if I wait for the Audio, it will be doable???  I was looking at other reviews for this…and it seems most people loved it…so it's possible I'm in the minority here.

 

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~MY RATING~

2.7STARS - GRADE=C-

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 2.8/5

Main Characters~ 2.7/5

Secondary Characters~ 2.5/5

The Feels~ 2/5

Pacing~ 2.5/5

Addictiveness~2.7/5

Theme or Tone~ 2.7/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 2.3/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 2.5/5

Originality~ 3/5

Ending~ 3.2/5 Cliffhanger~ "to be continued"

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Book Cover~ It's Starry…

Series~ Origin #1

Setting~ Columbia, Maryland

Source~ I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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text 2018-09-07 16:25
That was fun!
Video Night: A Novel of Alien Horror - Adam Cesare

 

If you like the 80's horror/alien invasion movies this one is highly entertaining.

A nice balance of humor and gore, teens trying to save the day with frozen food.

 

Makes me think of a mash up of Mars Attacks and The Thing with a little They Live and Alien tossed in.

 

 

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review 2018-08-13 10:00
Review! Alien Encounter Box Set (Alien Encounter #1-3) Shelley Munro!
Alien Encounter Box Set - Shelley Munro

 

 

Aliens crash-land on Earth, and the chaos begins…

 

Hinekiri is an explorer, an adventurer and a successful map-maker from the planet of Dalcon. She travels through space, charting unexplored territories. Hinekiri’s maps are valuable, and she has attracted thieves who covet her charts.

 

Janaya, Hinekiri’s niece, is an elite bodyguard on Dalcon. She wants to protect her favorite aunt from the lowlifes intent on robbery. The last thing she requires is an unplanned trip to Earth or interaction with the locals.

 

Prince Alexandre is exhausted with court life and royal obligations. What he craves is a slice of ordinary on another planet and a different path where he is his own boss. He needs a suitable Earthman or woman to aid him in his research on a new career.

 

Three aliens visit the country town of Sloan - fish-out-of-water - but a new start on Earth brings opportunities, second chances and the possibility of love.


Janaya (Alien Encounter #1)

Janaya is a bodyguard on a mission. She must protect her Aunt Hinekiri from mercenaries and return to Dalcon in time to take her captain’s exam. A simple assignment for an officer of her caliber - except nothing goes as planned. Their spaceship crash-lands on Earth. No spare parts available. Big problem!

 

Janaya is stuck on a tiny outpost called New Zealand. She’s going to bungle her promotion chances. And because she neglected to have her travel inoculations in her urgent hurry to protect her aunt, Janaya has bonded with an Earthman...

 

Police officer Luke Morgan seeks a quiet life. No press. No nosy reporters. No women. Just lots of fishing and fresh country air. He doesn’t count on meeting a pair of aliens and a talking dog, or participating in a shootout with purple-suited aliens. Nor does he expect the surge of lust he experiences for Janaya. Suddenly a routine callout turns into a huge problem that Luke suspects might only be the tip of the iceberg...

 

Reader note: This book was previously published as Talking Dogs, Aliens and Purple People Eaters.


Hinekiri (Alien Encounter #2)

 

New Zealand cop Richard Morgan is settled and perhaps a tad boring. Maybe he’s a little lonely since his wife died, but there’s no need to change a lifestyle that works for him. Small-town life suits him perfectly.

 

Intrepid alien explorer Hinekiri walks through life alone, eager to explore uncharted worlds and try new experiences. She’s arrived on Earth to fulfill her ambition to witness the wildebeest migration in Africa. Unfortunately, she has Torgon mercenaries hot on her trail, eager to steal her valuable galaxy charts, and a niece who wants to spoil her fun!

 

From the minute Richard unwittingly finds himself in bed with the beautiful alien temptress it’s hard to catch his breath. Suddenly he’s lusting after Hinekiri and discovering they’re very compatible indeed! Richard’s flying in spaceships, talking to dogs and fighting Torgon mercenaries in his spare time. Danger and impulsive are his new middle names. He’s having loads of fun, but soon Hinekiri’s departure date arrives. Richard realizes he wants more than a romantic interlude in Africa.

Now all he needs to do is persuade the determined Hinekiri to his way of thinking…

 


Shelley Munro - Alexandre (Alien Encounter #3)

 

Sex!

Lily Morgan hasn’t had any since her husband ran off with his boyfriend. But, where will she find a man willing to overlook chronic clumsiness, dimpled thighs and cellulite?

 

Sex!

Prince Alexandre Bellangere has too much. Sex, that is. Continual treatment as a sex object is becoming a pain in the butt. Heck, he’s more than just a pretty face and muscular body. He possesses brains and ambition, yet Dalcon princes are expected to have sex, mate and breed royal undergrowns. Determined to change his life, he sneaks from the palace and leaves the planet disguised as plain Alex Bell.

 

Sex!

Lily Morgan takes one look at the golden stranger and starts thinking “what if?” Alex Bell sees the curvy travel agent and reconsiders his stand on sex - maybe...

 

Sex!

Lily’s family is not happy about her spending time with an alien. They decide to leave Killer, the talking dog, to keep an eye on the situation.

 

Take one chubby travel agent and an alien Dalconian prince in disguise, add in sex, laughter, endless possibilities. Combine and shake vigorously. Result... a true-blue love...

 

 

Aliens have crash-landed on Earth bringing chaos and readers get an otherworldly fun and sizzling romantic reads with three entertaining stories in one box set.

 

“Janaya” is on a mission to protect her aunt but due to a few mishaps finds herself bonding to an Earthman and upsetting her lifelong plans and readers can’t help but be enamored with her and Luke when during their unorthodox and spirited romance.

 

“Hinekiri” is an alien explorer who is all for trying new experiences but when that new experience includes an attraction to New Zealand cop, Richard Morgan, she finds herself questioning her past while running from Targon mercenaries. Readers can’t help but be charmed by both Hineriki and Richard as they explore the passion between them, take on poachers and fight the mercenaries.

 

“Alexandre” possesses brains and ambition but is treated as a sex object so he’s determined to change his life and Lily is not happy that she’s having to spend her time with an alien. Readers find themselves bemused and entertained with Alex and Lily’s as they discover true-blue love.

 

All three stories share endless possibilities, superior charm, quirky fun sizzling chemistry and a talking dog which keeps readers glued to the pages of each story as they unfold. The characters are strong, easily connected to and readers find their relationships amusing, fulfilling while the fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with witty dialogue, quirky charm and exciting adventure.

 

I was completely enthralled with all three stories and found that each had their own surprising twists and fun elements that made each one unique although I feel that I must warn you, the talking dog will either charm you as well, make you hungry for food or cause spontaneous laughter, well she might even cause all three, so sit back enjoy these “Alien Encounters”.

 


Alien Encounter Box Set

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33376496-alien-encounter-box-set

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/alien-encounter-by-shelley-munro

 

Author - https://shelleymunro.com/books/alien-encounter/

 

 

 

Alien Encounter series includes


1 Janaya
2 Hineriki
3 Alexandre

 

 

The Box set is available in ebook at:

Amazon - http://smarturl.it/AEncountAmazon

 


USA Today bestselling author Shelley Munro lives in Auckland, the City of Sails, with her husband and a cheeky Jack Russell/mystery breed puppy.

 

Typical New Zealanders, Shelley and her husband left home for their big OE soon after they married (translation of New Zealand speak – big overseas experience). A twelve month long adventure lengthened to six years of roaming the world.

Enduring memories include being almost sat on by a mountain gorilla in Rwanda, lazing on white sandy beaches in India, whale watching in Alaska, searching for leprechauns in Ireland, and dealing with ghosts in an English pub.

 

While travel is still a big attraction, these days Shelley is most likely found in front of her computer following another love – that of writing stories of romance and adventure. Other interests include watching rugby and rugby league (strictly for research purposes), and curling up with a good book.


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

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8603.Shelley_Munro

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ShelleyMunroAuthor

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/ShelleyMunro

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/shelley-munro

 

Pintrest - http://www.pinterest.com/ShelleyMunro

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Shelley-Munro/e/B001JOWGNK

 

 

 

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review 2018-07-02 10:47
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Alien Indiscretions (World of Kalquor #9) by Tracy St. John
Alien Indiscretions (World of Kalquor #9) - Tracy St. John

Alien Indiscretions is the ninth book in the Worlds of Kalquor series. I have read some of these before, but not all of them. I would recommend you read the series though, as previous characters and relationships are mentioned.

 

Crissy and Tasha are Jessica's cousins, and have made their way to Kalquor to start a new life, one where they can be with whomever they wish. Crissy takes an instant dislike to one of the councillors, but is more than happy to push them onto her twin. Of course, that doesn't happen, and Crissy and the Kalquorians need to figure a lot of things out whilst they still have the chance.

 

This is definitely a case of those that know, see a different person, because at first glance Crissy is uncouth, brash, and downright rude at times. However, those that know her, love her. And there is enough about her to catch the interest of two out of the three Kalquorians.

 

This story has a lot of backstory to it, with an overall story arc playing a BIG part of this story. For that reason, I would definitely recommend reading some of the others before this one. It was all well written, with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. The pacing is smooth, and there are plenty of sexy scenes for your titillation.

 

If you have read any of these books before, then I can absolutely recommend it. If you haven't, then I still recommend it, but would suggest you start the series properly first.

 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

 

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

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review 2018-06-28 16:18
Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts (Claimings, #1) by Lyn Gala 4 Star Review!
Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts - Lyn Gala

Liam loves his life as a linguist and trader on the Rownt homeworld, but he has ignored his heart and sexual needs for years. After escaping the horrors of war, he wants a boring life. He won't risk letting anyone come too close because he won't risk letting anyone see his deeply submissive nature. For him, submission comes with pain. Life burned that lesson into his soul from a young age.

This fear keeps him from noticing that the Rownt trader Ondry cares for him. Ondry may not understand humans, but he recognizes a wounded soul, and his need to protect Liam is quickly outpacing his common sense. They may have laws, culture, and incompatible genitalia in their way, but Ondry knows that he can find a way to overcome all that if he can just overcome the ghosts of Liam's past. Only then can he take possession of a man he has grown to respect.

 

Review

 

This book has been recommended a lot but I wasn't sure. However, I read it and really liked it,.

The world and culture building are very good. Liam is a wounded, smart, and wonderful hero. Ondry turns out to be pretty amazing as well.

The details of Liam's submissive nature woven in with the culture of this alien world are well done and engaging.

Even though they have very different bodies, our heroes are able to connect in all sorts of powerful ways. 

The plot is good and the love story a slow burn that is worth the wait. And yes, there is tail sex but really if you had a tail???

I am sad that the next books in the series stay with this same couple. I like to leave them fully happy and would love to see another couple but this is a good book and I really enjoyed it.

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