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review 2016-08-17 14:53
Review: Doll of Mine
Doll of Mine (A Dia de los Muertos Story) - Lila Felix

I received this book to give an honest review.

 

Even though this book says horror story I felt it was more creepy rather than horror.

We are introduced to Alma who wants to go to an island called Island of the Dolls. That right there just sends the chills up your spine. There is a reason people don't visit there excepts tourist. We learn that her mother is very superstitious and I loved that. Though when Alma goes to the island with her friend it ends up being more than she bargained for. The description of where the dolls where and how they looked was like WOW! It was AWESOME. People should be punished for the sins they commit and Alma will learn this first hand. 

I was very impressed with this author's writing style and how to make me feel creepy with a short story. This is a great read towards Halloween as it gives you that spooky feeling. 

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review 2016-04-20 23:29
Given for a review
Burden (Bayou Bear Chronicles) - Lila Felix

I was in love with this book! I had some doubts but as I kept reading it the more i loved it, this is definitely on my list of series to get ebook and paperback and can't wait til i can get the next one.

This is different from what I have read previously, I have read a bear shifter series and it was amazing as well, this one tops it all. definitely recommend it.

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text 2015-11-09 16:29
Jam: Roller Derby in Romance Novels
The Mane Squeeze (The Pride Series) - Shelly Laurenston
Falling Hard: 1 (Roller Girls) - Megan Sparks
Loved by You: BBW BWWM Romance (Found by You Book 2) - Victoria H. Smith
Love and Skate: Books 1-5, The Complete Series - Lila Felix
The Derby Girl - Tamara Morgan
Derby Girl - Shauna Cross
A Taste Of You - Jennifer Stevenson
Going in Circles (Pocket Readers Guide) - Pamela Ribon
Prom Nights from Hell - Michele Jaffe,Lauren Myracle,Stephenie Meyer
Demon Derby - Carrie Harris

I love Sports Romance. I just love a hero or heroine who is really really good at something. 

 

I love capable heroines who aren't afraid to punch someone in the face. 

 

I use to be a competive speed skater. 

 

Thus, I love Roller Derby and if I can get it in a Romance Novel--Joy is Mine!

 

Here are some Romances with Roller Derby! My lists are never in any particular order. 

 

1.  The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston

 

Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill knows how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy who has a tendency to turn into a massive Grizzly? Despite his menacing growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family, manages not to morbidly embarrass her. Too bad cats don't believe in forever.

 

At nearly seven feet tall, Lock is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming or running away. Gwen--half lioness, half tigress, all kick-ass--does neither. She's sexy beyond belief and smart as hell, but she's so busy protecting her family and friends that she's forgetting about her own safety. Lock probably shouldn't get involved, but he can't simply walk away. Not when Gwen means absolutely everything to him.

 

2. Falling Hard by Megan Sparks

 

When Annie moves from London to a small town in the midwest, she struggles to fit in. She gets off to a bad start when she makes an enemy of her school's queen bee, Kelsey. But she discovers a new passion, the exciting sport of roller derby, and makes friends with the cool and quirky girls on her team, the Liberty Belles. She also meets Jesse, the friendly boy who works at the roller rink, and Tyler, a cute, all-American sports star.

 

3. Found by You by Victoria H. Smith

 

He’s noticed by everyone… 

Griffin Chandler. 

He’s captain of our college’s basketball team. I swear to God I’ve already seen him in a Nike ad, and he’s one of the top picks when he goes pro following our spring graduation. 

His life is on display for the world. Both his accomplishments and demons there for judgment. 

I’m a girl who likes to play roller derby from, of all places, Wisconsin. My own demons better concealed. And one day… 

He notices me. 

Found by You is a new adult contemporary romance. 

 

4. Love and Skate: Books 1-5, The Complete Series by Lila Felix

 

On the rink she’s tough, she’s a leader, she’s fast and she’s the epitome of a rebellious girl. But Nellie’s been hurt, only once, but it was enough to make her look at life through different eyes and off the rink she’s a timid girl who loves with no pretenses. 
A long time ago Owen Black was betrayed by the girl he thought he loved and the guy he called his best friend. The anguish set off a domino effect of negativity in his life and he never has fully recovered. He meets Nellie Forrester and thinks he can let it go for her.  
But how can you love someone when the wounds from your past are still wide open?

 

5. The Derby Girl by Tamara Morgan

 

Roller derby girl Gretchen "Honey Badger" Badgerton lives in the moment, no apologies. Like every woman in Pleasant Park with a pulse, she finds Dr. Jared Fine irresistible, but she's taken by surprise when her unattainable new neighbor asks her out.

On paper, Jared is the perfect man: gorgeous, wealthy and charitable. But his golden image is just that, and opening an upstate practice is a welcome chance to start a new life. When Gretchen stops to help him with a flat tire, he's intrigued by her feisty attitude—and her sexy body art. There's something refreshing about being with a take-charge woman who doesn't expect him to be anything but himself.

 

Though Gretchen is hesitant to shatter Jared's "bad girl" illusion of her, she has to face facts: she's fallen for the good doctor. She's used to putting everyone else's needs before hers, but as their relationship heats up, can she handle having someone take care of her for a change?

 

6. Derby Girl by Shauna Cross

 

Meet Bliss Cavendar, a blue haired, indie-rock loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas.

Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Blue Bonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny.

Bliss' escape? Take up Roller Derby.

When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most bad-assed derby chick has to learn.
 
7. A Hinky Taste Of You by Jennifer Stevenson
 
Hel became an energy vampire at seventeen and accidentally reduced her first boyfriend to ashes. Forty years later, she still looks seventeen. Her life is teaching hyperactive boys, roller derby, and worrying about paying her mother's hospital bills. 

Nick Jones, federal anti-magic cop, has a secret, too. Magic excites him, to his shame. This makes it hard for him when he's assigned to recruit Hel. 

Nick feels guilty for his attraction to a teenager. Hel adores Nick's yummy energy. If he learns she’s a vampire, he'll send her to Hinky Guantanamo. 

But can they keep their hands off each other?
 
8. Going in Circles by Pamela Ribon
 
In fact, she reached her life’s quotient when her husband of five months walked out on her, only to abruptly change his mind a few weeks later and move back in. Stung by a whiplash of grief, resentment, and confusion, Charlotte calls a time-out, taking a small apartment where she can figure out what shewants. Instead, the thought of making even the simplest choices triggers an anxiety attack. In order to get out of bed in the morning, she must concoct a to-do list for each day, The Plan, one with absolutely no surprises.


“Without The Plan, horrible things can happen. I’m likely to end up sitting on a curb beside a taco truck on Sunset Boulevard, crying over a carne asada burrito, wondering where my marriage went. I can’t handle being the Weeping Burrito Girl.”

Charlotte knows all this self-absorbed introspection isn’t good for her, but she’s running out of people to turn to, as seemingly everyone in her life is pressuring her to make an immediate decision about her future. Then her new friend Francesca—an impulsive, smartass co-worker—offers Charlotte salvation in the unlikeliest of places: the fast-paced, super-tough, bump-and-bruise-filled world of roller derby.

Sure, it’s dangerous. Yeah, she could get hurt. But what’s a little physical pain when healing your soul is at stake? The question is: whether she’s on or off the track, will Charlotte be strong enough to stand on her own two feet?
 

 

n this exciting collection of paranormal tales, best-selling authors Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy), Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), and Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) take prom mishaps to a whole new level—a truly hellish level. Wardrobe malfunctions and two left feet don't hold a candle to discovering your date is the Grim Reaper—and he isn't here to tell you how hot you look.

From angels fighting demons to a twisted take on getting what you wish for, these five stories will entertain better than any DJ in a bad tux can. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, creepy fun.

 

10. Demon Derby by Carrie Harris

 

Casey kicked cancer’s ass. Now a demon wants to kick hers. . . .

Casey hates being known as the girl who survived cancer. She wants people to treat her like her old self, fearless and strong. And after a creepy encounter with a crazy guy in an alley, Casey is all about reclaiming her power.

So when she has a chance to try out for the Apocalypsies roller derby team, she jumps on it. Being a derby girl would prove that she doesn’t need anybody’s pity. It doesn’t hurt that Michael, the team manager, is almost unnaturally hot. Which makes sense when Casey finds out that he’s not human.

Michael’s got a secret: he trains demon hunters. That crazy guy in the alley? Demon. And the fact that Casey went head to head with evil and lived makes her a threat to demonkind. Casey thought she’d already fought and won the battle of her lifetime. But it’s only beginning. . . .
 

 

Did I miss one? Let me know!

 

Vote on my Goodreads list: Jam: Roller Derby in Romance Novels 

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text 2015-11-04 19:28
Seeking Havok - Lila Felix

This book notes abuse. If is it vivid and graphic, i will not read it. I have torn emotion about this book. Part of me wants 'to read it' and the other part wants me to 'forget it, it will waste my time and better for me to not read it.' I think i just go with the second option and forget it. 

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review 2015-11-03 00:00
Supernatural Chronicles: The Skinwalkers
Supernatural Chronicles: The Skinwalkers... Supernatural Chronicles: The Skinwalkers - Lila Felix I received a copy of this book from the author for a review.
This is the first book in a new series, it was short so there is more story to discover yet.
I love books set in New Orleans, such a magic place. I enjoyed the characters and location and look forward to more in this collection.
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