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review 2017-06-19 16:28
Release Day ARC Review: The Red Lily (Vampire Blood #2) by Juliette Cross
The Red Lily - Juliette Cross

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The Red Lily

Vampire Blood #2
Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance - Fairy Tales
Entangled Publishing, LLC
June 19th 2017
eBook
NetGalley

 

When Red falls for the Big Bad Wolf...

 

The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close...even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind.

 

Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily, and when Nikolai asks for her assistance to gain the trust of the commonwealth, it's the last thing she wants to do. The thought of leaving her woods and her wolves behind is terrifying...not to mention the danger being with Nikolai poses.

 

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“Be true to who you are and who you are meant to be.” 

 

The Red Lily is the second installment in Juliette Cross, Vampire Blood series.

 

I had goosebumps while reading and am in awe. The first book was a creative marvel and then comes The Red Lily. Sienna and Nikolai will having you falling in love all over again.

 

I loved both Sienna and Nikolai. These two have thought of nothing but each other, though they don’t know it, not until they come together for the cause of The Black Lily. The chemistry is strong and they can’t fight their feelings for long even with danger around every turn.

 

The Red Lily builds you up, pulls you in and then, hits you with heart stopping events. Just when you think you have your emotions under control and nothing more can surprise you, BAM the author hits you again. This book will not let you put it down. The love story is beautiful, the authors storytelling is skillful, the pictures described where vivid, and the emotions just come off the pages.

 

I was taken on an action-packed, emotional journey, with some gut wrenching moments that had me in tears, along with some sweet and heartfelt moments, and several surprises along the way… Add it all up and you have a mind-blowing, unforgettable, and extraordinary romantic adventure.

 

Don’t wait to pick up this amazing series. Book one was the retelling of Cinderella and this one was the retelling of Red Riding Hood. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

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review 2017-03-21 14:47
Early ARC Review: The Black Lily (Tales of the Black Lily #1) by Juliette Cross
The Black Lily (Tales of the Black Lily) - Juliette Cross
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The Black Lily 

 Juliette Cross  
 Paranormal Romance  
 Entangled Publishing  
 March 27th 2017 b  
 eBook  
 300  
 NetGalley  

 

Cinderella like you’ve never seen before…

 

With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

 

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…

 

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Do you love fairytales? Well, The Black Lily puts a new spin on an old classic. Cinderella got turned on its head in the best way possible. The author has done a sublime job recreating on an old classic and adding her own unique spin. 

 

Arabella is a tough woman, who has not had an easy life. She’s fearless and courageous. Instead of giving in, she has planned and vowed to change the status quo. Then there’s Marius, our vampire prince and alpha hero who goes on the hunt for the woman who tried to kill him. Not because she tried to kill him, but because he wants more of the passion he found in their first kiss. The chemistry between these two was a sweet slow build and smoldering hot.

 

This story is rich in secondary characters. They were all exquisite, unique, well developed, and promise many opportunities for future books. I enjoyed all that were introduced and look forward to see how things develop and where they go. 

 

OMG, the prologue is just gripping. It opens us up to what the world is like and how Vampires rule. The story is enchanting and memorable. I was on the edge of my set and couldn’t put The Black Lily down. The characters are fascinating, alluring, and gripping. The world building is outstanding, the story is well written, riveting and awe-inspiring. We are treated to a little mystery, action, adventure, heartache, and romance. 

 

Truly, this is going to be a fantastic new series! Yes, it’s built on old fairy tales, but don’t let that fool you into thinking you will know how things end. I’m looking forward to the next installment.

 

Rated: 4.5 Stars

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

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Challenge(s): New To Me (Series) | New Release | Pick Your Genre (PNR) (2017)

 


 

 

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2016-10-27 15:26
Review: Beauty and the Highland Beast (A Highland Fairy Tale #1) by Lecia Cornwall
Beauty and the Highland Beast: A Highland Fairy Tale - Lecia Cornwall

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Beauty and the Highland Beast 

 A Highland Fairy Tale #1  
 Lecia Cornwall  
 Historical Romance - Fairy Tales  
 Swerve  
 June 21st 2016  
 eBook  
 279  
 Library  
 

 

Powerful and dangerous highlander Dair Sinclair was once the favored son of his clan, The Sinclairs of Carraig Brigh. With Dair at the helm, Sinclair ships circled the globe bringing home incredible fortune. Until one deadly mission when Dair is captured, tortured and is unable to save his young cousin. He returns home breaking under the weight of his guilt and becomes known as the Madman of Carraig Brigh.

 

When a pagan healer predicts that only a virgin bride can heal his son’s body and mind, Dair’s father sets off to find the perfect wife for his son. At the castle of the fearsome McLeods, he meets lovely and kind Fia MacLeod.

 

Although Dair does his best to frighten Fia, she sees the man underneath the damage and uses her charm and special gifts to heal his mind and heart. Will Dair let Fia love him or is he cursed with madness forever?

 

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I was intruded to this book by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup. I read her review, featured here, and become intrigued. Historical Romance’s are not a genre I usually pick up, but her review made this book sound fascinating and something I might relish.

 

Their was so much to savor. Dair, the laird’s son and future heir, has been gravely injured and is grief stricken so much that he has gone rather mad. Fia, one of many daughters to a neighboring clan see’s her chance to see a little of the world and maybe help heal the laird’s son.

 

I loved both Fia and Dair. Both have scares inside and out. They also complement each other in that he’s bold and she’s gentle. I just loved seeing them together. They both needed someone to see them, help them heal, and see past the scars. Watching them come together was sweet and endearing.

 

There is also danger afoot and strange things happening in the clan. Rumors and murmurs of witch craft, evil, and that Dair is not fit to rule. Some shady things go down and a few people I definitely wished harm too. I’m curious to see where things will go from here.

 

Overall, I had a marvelous time. I’m glad I gave Beauty and the Highland Beast a try. I was captivated from the first to last pages and can’t wait to read the next in A Highland Fairy Tale series.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2016/10/review-beauty-and-the-highland-beast-a-highland-fairy-tale-1-by-lecia-cornwall
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Review: The Dragon King and I (Fairest of Them All #1) by Adrianne Brooks
The Dragon King and I - Adrianne Brooks

The Dragon King and I

 

Fairest of Them All #1

Genre: Paranormal Romance – Magic – Fairy Tails

Published October 9th 2013 

by Adrianne Brooks

Source: Freebie

 

Blurb:

 

Alexandria Greyson is cursed! How else can she explain why every man within sniffing distance comes running to her rescue? She’s not even trying the least to look pretty but she attracts men like a magnet. When a man is killed while trying to bring her an umbrella, she realizes that her condition isn’t going away on its own and she’ll need to find a cure if she ever wants to live a normal life.

 

So when her “Fairy Godmother” sends her on a quest to cure the curse that’s been plaguing her, Alex is doubtful but willing. Together with her beastly Prince Charming, she starts gathering all 6 ingredients that make up the cure. Everything was going smoothly…Until the last ingredient involves the heart of the one person she has learned to love: A dragon’s heart.

 

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~ 2.5 The Dragon King and I Stars ~ 

 

The Dragon King and I is book one in the Fairest of Them All series by Adrianne Brooks. This is my first time reading Ms. Brooks and I’m not sure what to make of this one. I’m a little confused and conflicted. A little surprised I finished it, since it had so much weirdness too it.

 

The Dragon King and I gives us a different spin on fairy tails. I think the whole series is a bunch of fairy tails, but it is all completely befuddling. It felt like the author was not sure where to go with this, which fairy tails to entertain, and what supernatural creatures to have. It was a hodgepodge of weirdness. It got to be a little to weird at times. I also noticed that the transformation from one scene to another is fast and things where introduced, but not really. If you understand what I mean. Also at one point the character said she had a lunch and then on the next page she is saying she hasn’t had anything since cake the night before. Uh, I think someone forgot to edit this. So it just adds more to the confusing atmosphere. 

 

As for the characters I’m a little confounded. Alexandria Greyson, Alex, is cursed or is it blessed? She has became a hermit. When her friend offers her a way to get help, she does not take her up on it until it’s to late, which leads her to a fairy godmother of sorts and a quest. Uh, this girl has so many panic attacks and I just wanted to throttler her at times, she acted more like a little child then a grown women. Sam, our dragon was a likable character. I would have liked more character development and background on him. As for the growing relationship between Alex and Sam I did not feel the attraction between them and this story falls into the ‘instalove’. 

 

I was mildly entertained enough to finish The Dragon King and I. I’m conflicted in whither I want to read more or not. This one left me going, what the ……

 

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review 2014-09-03 16:11
Review: Red (Transplanted Tales #1) by Kate SeRine
Red - Kate SeRine

Red

“My name is Tess Little. But everyone calls me Red.”

Once upon a time, a spell went awry, stranding Make Believe characters in the ordinary world. Since then, Tess “Red” Little—a/k/a Little Red Riding Hood—has worked as an Enforcer for the Chicago branch of the Fairytale Management Authority. But, consider yourself warned—she’s not just some waif with a basket of goodies. All grown up and with nothing to lose, a gun and combat boots is more her style. And Red’s new assignment threatens to be short on happily ever afters…

Someone is murdering transplanted Tales in gruesome fashion. The list of fictional characters capable of such grisly acts is short and includes more than one of Red’s old flames. And if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s another complication, in the form of sexy, enigmatic Nate Grimm, the FMA’s lead detective and part-time Reaper. Used to following her own rules and living life on the edge, Red has managed to avoid taking on a partner until now. But Nate’s dark side makes him perfect for a case like this. That is, if she can trust him. Because if there’s one thing Red knows for sure, it’s that believing in the wrong person can have big, bad consequences…

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~ 3 Red Stars ~


Red is book one in the Transplanted Tales by Kate SeRine. We get suspense, intrigue and a unique portrayal of fairy tail characters. 

Tess Little, aka Red. She is just ok! She was supposed to be bad ass, then she does something stupid like sleep with an ex-boyfriend who is a suspect in the investigation. The women seems to still be a scared little girl running.

Nate Grimm, aka Death or Reaper. He is attractive, but I kept thinking of the TV show Grimm when I read his name. So maybe the show was not around when the author wrote the book, but it kept distracting me. 

We get a crazy cast of fairy tail characters that are interesting in Red, but they where lacking and needed more development, as for Red and Grimm, you can tell that they are meant to be together, but for some reason it takes the whole book for them to hook up. The plot is mystery/suspense which I enjoyed. That is probably what kept me going along with the author’s sense of humor. I really did enjoy the retelling of the fairy tail characters and how they are more then their story. It was interesting, but not outstanding. 

Red was fun and enjoyable. It did not wow me, but I still enjoyed it. I am hoping for more character development in the series when I do read on.

 

 

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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2014/09/review-red-transplanted-tales-1-kate-serine
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