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review 2018-01-18 21:43
Hell in Heels
Hell in Heels (A Sex, Drugs and Rock Romance Book 2) - J. Haney,S.I. Hayes

Title:  Hell in Heels

Author:  J. Haney & S. I.Hayes

Publishers:  J. H. & S. I. Hayes                        

 

Series:  Hell in Heels

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

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"Hell in Heels" by J. Haney & S. I. Hayes

 

My Thoughts....


I really enjoyed reading this second book of 'Hell in Heels' by these two authors which featured Angelica [Rock Singer] and Maverick [Manny].  How these two were brought together...'a self proclaimed Queen Bitch and a dominate Manny' [OCD Therapist/Bodyguard] was really one steamy hot story that will keep you turning the pages.  Will this Manny be able to help Angelica by watching over her ever step of the way after she comes out of rehab?  Will they b able to help each other in this emotional difference that is between them?  


Be really for a lots of drama with {omg} craziness and secrets as these two come together giving the readers a delightful as well as a entertaining story.  These author really put together quite a read which showed their magic of what it is  truly like on a 'road to recovery' as it was for Angelica. In the end the reader will get it all on Angelica background in what really made her tick and will the help  of Maverick helping make her the best that she will be especially now that it seems like she has someone else who has come back into her life.  Now, to truly understand all that has gone on I would suggest you read book one, two and the last book 3 to fully understand the whole series from the 'A Sex. Drugs and Rock Romance.'     

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review 2016-10-31 22:37
Good Story and Characters
Through Life and Death: One Hell of a Romance Prequel - Jennifer Felton

Sebastian Helms was the Enforcer and carried out death sentences for the Council. Sebastian's twin sister was Maya who is the Goddess of the unholy both were half God half vampire and were immortal. Sebastian and Maya’s father was a topaz demon and the King of Hell. Sebastian and Maya’s job was  to keep demons and other creatures from hurting the humans or the humans hurting demons. Maya had created the the Council to keep demons in line and for them not to create chaos for humans . But things seem to be getting out of control and things are happening that shouldn’t be. Sebastian, Maya and Tobias tried to teach the humans not to be afraid of demons but there were still hunters.

I was enthralled by this story after I sorted it out a little as this is the first book I read by this author. But once I did, I didn’t want to put this book down. A different slant to a paranormal story and I really liked it. Sebastian was a jerk at times but we also get to see his better side. I also really like Maya how she wanted there to be a good relationship with humans and she even wanted to live among the humans someday. This just kept my attention and I actually hoped Maya’s dream or goal would come true. The Plot was very good, the characters were great as were the ins and outs. I do recommend. If I could I would rate this a 4.5

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text 2016-01-19 16:11
Best New Paranormal, Fantasy, Science Fiction Romance Series 2015
The Unleashing (Call Of Crows Book 1) - Shelly Laurenston
Marcus: Scifi Alien Invasion Romance (Hell Squad Book 1) - Anna Hackett
Trailer Park Fae (Gallow and Ragged Book 1) - Lilith Saintcrow
Forbidden - Cathy Clamp
The Terrans (First Salik War) - Jean Johnson
Ink and Shadows - Rhys Ford
Prudence - Gail Carriger
The Last True Vampire: Last True Vampire 1 by Kate Baxter (2015-08-13) - Kate Baxter;
Cursed by Fire - Jacquelyn Frank
Flight from Death - Yasmine Galenorn

I am always looking for new series to read. Here are new some Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction Romance, and Fantasy Romance to check out! 

 

My lists are never in any particular order. Enjoy!

 

 

1. The Unleashing (Call of Crows, #1) by Shelly Laurenston

2. Marcus (Hell Squad, #1) by Anna Hackett

3. Trailer Park Fae (Gallow and Ragged, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow

4. The Terrans (First Salik War, #1) by Jean Johnson

5. Forbidden (Luna Lake, #1) by Cathy Clamp

6. Ink and Shadows (Ink and Shadows, #1)  by Rhys Ford

7. Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1)  by Gail Carriger

8. The Last True Vampire (Last True Vampire, #1) by Kate Baxter 

9. Cursed by Fire (Immortal Brothers, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank 

10. Flight from Death (Fly by Night, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn

 

Vote for you favorite  Best New Paranormal, Fantasy, Science Fiction Romance Series 2015!

 

 

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review 2015-12-18 21:49
Sisters of Versaille
The Sisters of Versailles: A Novel (The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy) - Sally Christie

I stopped reading this mostly because I had to return it to the library since I couldn't renew it but anyway.

I should have technically been able to read this book in a matter of two to three days, it wasn't very long, but it was so boring that I kept finding reasons to NOT read it. I love me some historical fiction, really, I do, but something needs to happen in order to keep my attention throughout the entire book.

Nothing happened in this book. Nothing. At all. Louise had sex with Louis a bunch of times, the two of them fell in love, and then Louis got the hots for her sister and she was heartbroken over it, and it went on. That was pretty much the whole story.

I hated the plot of this story, to be honest I'm not even sure there was any plot to begin with because I sure as hell couldn't see it. The story started off with Louise and we read about how she gets to Versailles and eventually becomes the kings mistress. And I was okay up until the point when she does becomes the kings mistress, and then it just goes down hill from there.

I have to read page after page of Louise fawning over Louis, and how great he was and how sweet, smart, and gentle. Pages of her describing what other people were wearing, and going into detail about the dresses of the ladies, it went on and on. I didn't care. It felt like my brain was leaking out through my ears. I was so happy whenever the story was being told from the point of view of any of the other sisters.

I want to talk about everything that I hated about this story but I can't because nothing happened, there is almost nothing for me to talk about. The pace of it was so slow it could've put me to sleep, which is probably why I read this before going to bed every night.

The characters were almost as uninteresting as the storyline. This book is narrated by five sisters, and you'd think that with five sisters, they'd all have different personalities, but no, they don't. They're all exactly the same, each and every one of them. They have the same voice, the same thoughts, and they're all fake as hell. They're supposed to be sisters but instead they shit talk one another behind each other's back like okay, real strong bond you've got there.

Like I get it, you vent to someone whenever a friend or family member or co-worker does something that upsets you but that wasn't even it, Louise's sisters were just straight up shit talking her.

All of the sisters are so painfully polite and nice to each other whenever they're together, and you know that they're huge fakes because of how they feel when you read the story from their point of view. The only one who actually stood out, was Pauline. Pauline wasn't fake, she was straight forward about what she wanted, and she'd get it. Pauline wanted to be the mistress of the king, Pauline wanted to be the most powerful woman in France, and no one was going to stop her.

Pauline didn't even have to try and replace Louise as the kings favourite because Louise is such a pushover, and so dull that all she did was get out of the way and let Pauline do whatever she wanted. Pauline wasn't kidding when she said Louise was stupid, I thought she was just being a bitch but the girl was right, Louise is stupid.

But I can't even defend Pauline because she dethroned herself in the end so I mean. Marie-Anne was trying to be Pauline except she wasn't very good at it, but this girl probably had the most interesting sex life out of all of them so you know what, power to her. At least Marie-Anne figured out how sex worked and got her husband to do it right.

Honestly, if it didn't have the name of which sister was narrating at the top of every chapter, I probably wouldn't have been able to figure out who was telling the story.

The minor characters were equally uninteresting, and they all had the same personality traits. If you can't have your main characters stand out, then you could at least have one minor character that really stood out, but no. All of the women had the same nasty characteristics, and all the men were trying to kiss the kings ass.

And lastly, the one thing that I felt was extremely unnecessary to this story was the letters that the sisters wrote to each other because they were so dull, and so repetitive, I felt like I was at the beginning of the novel each time I came across one. I ended up skipping all of them altogether because I just didn't care.

For a debut novel, it wasn't bad. It was extremely dull, and the characters were all dull and copies of one another, but the writing itself wasn't bad. That being said though, I would not suggest writing from five different point of views in your debut novel, because even if you think you can make your characters stand out from one another, you probably can't.

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text 2015-09-02 16:57
Sunny Skies! Meteorologists in Romance Novels
Let It Snow - Nancy Warren
Winning Love (Love to the Extreme) - Abby Niles
The Weather Girl - Amy Vastine
Hell on Wheels: A Loveswept Classic Romance - Karen Leabo
Love Easy - Roe Valentine
Impossible (Huntsford Hearts Book 1) - Laurel Curtis
It Happened at Midnight - Cait London
Wrong Dress, Right Guy - Shirley Hailstock
Taken By Storm: WhirlwindUpsurgeWildfire (Signature Select) - Kathie Denosky,Kristi Gold,Laura Wright
Blue Water - Liz Hunter

I have a good friend who is the Meteorologist on the local news station.  She has to get up hella early. Luckily, we live in San Diego so she suffers little public rage of bad weather reports.  

 

One of my favorite things about Romance Novels is learning all about different professions. 

 

Here are some wonderful Romance Novels featuring Meteorologists!!

 

My lists are never in any particular order. Enjoy!

 

1. Let it Snow by Nancy Warren

 

When meteorologist Marisa Langley gets stuck in the cold with The Last Man She'd Ever Want to be Trapped with, survivalist cameraman Rob Sheridan, she can't begin to forecast how hot things are about to get between the two of them.

 

2. Winning Love by Abby Niles

 

Mac "The Snake" Hannon has spent years throwing himself into cage fighting as a way to lash back at the natural disaster that destroyed his future. A call for help has Mac returning to the one place he swore never to return: Kansas--in the height of tornado season.

 

 

There he meets free-spirited Gayle Matthews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare--then he can't get away fast enough.

 

Meteorologist and storm chaser, Gayle Matthews is no stranger to being left behind and now believes in living in the moment. She wants to do just that with the handsome extreme fighter with the achingly sad eyes. As she works to replace the sorrow with desire, she finds herself breaking her one rule: have fun but don't fall in love. When he suddenly pushes her away and she discovers the horrifying reason why, she issues one more challenge: face his fear and come on a chase with her.

 

Will squaring off with the past lead to a victory for heartache or love?

 

3. The Weather Girl by Amy Vastine

 

Summer Raines knows when it's going to rain. She can feel it. That's why the local weather girl's so good at her job. Too bad she couldn't have foreseen the tumultuous arrival of Travis Lockwood, everybody's favorite star NFL quarterback. Make that former star NFL quarterback. Sidelined back to Texas after an injury, the golden boy is trying to steal her precious on-air time. Summer is reduced to reporting from… football games. It's enough to make her quit and become a storm-chaser like her parents. She's stuck with a career that's going nowhere and a man who delights in her refusal to be charmed. Falling in love isn't nearly as easy as predicting the weather.

 

4. Hell on Wheels by Karen Leabo

 

Roan Cullen isn’t used to feeling out of his depth. As a photojournalist, Roan travels the planet in search of trouble and chaos—and captures it all through the lens of his camera. But the woman leading him on his first-ever tornado chase makes him crazy. She’s subtle, mysterious, drop-dead gorgeous, and always in control. If the conditions are right, Roan could end up with some incredible photos—and a newly broken heart.

 

Victoria Driscoll is used to the “boys’ club” that is storm chasing, but the man she’ll be sharing the Chasemobile with for two solid weeks is unlike any of her meteorological colleagues—for a start, he’s far more handsome. But Roan Cullen is a brash risk taker, the exact opposite of Victoria with her precise measurements and forecasts. As tornado season ramps into high gear, the elements are all in place for a massive twister—and an electric, shocking connection between these two chasers.

 

5. Love Easy by Roe Valentine

 

News reporting is the main joy in Norma Hill's life. She is hell-bent on being more than a weather reporter, but new tyrant boss, Henry Chapel, doesn't agree. While she is following a news lead, Henry saves her from a handsy heir. His words warn her of danger, but his actions stir deeper emotions. Despite his gruff words, can she find the love forever absent from her life? Pompous and determined, Henry Chapel revives sagging rags and brings them to their former glory. When Lawson Publishing begs Henry to take over the Chicago Daily News, he is more than happy to comply; after all, it had been his favorite newspaper as a child. What he didn't anticipate was a fiery sass-mouthed weather reporter to contend with. He also didn't anticipate finding what he'd been looking for his whole life in the press room.

 

6. Impossible by Laurel Curtis

 

Veronica Russo chases storms, but runs from her past by staying firmly in the present. Unwilling to consider the possibility of a future, she’s checked out of life by using solitude and standoffishness as her armor and a sharp tongue and quick wit as her weapons.

 

Coleman Cade is a walking contradiction- just like his mismatched eyes. A rough and manly bull rider with a playful side. A ladies man with thousands of willing victims, but what he really wants is one woman. The right woman.

 

Will Roni be able to let go, move on, and find a way to fulfill her dream of having everything? Or will unsubstantiated choices and unresolved demons stand in the way of their happily ever after?

 

In order to overcome past tragedies and find true happiness- in order to have Everything- Roni needs to do one thing. Find the impossible.

 

7. It Happened at Midnight by Cait London

 

Michaela Langtry returns home to Wyoming seeking peace, and if she can avoid Harrison Kane II she might succeed in getting it. Harrison's cool composure and frustrating logic challenge Micaela, so she sets out to crack his carefully built shields. After all, Langtry women are known for being as bold as their men and Michaela is as much a Langtry as any of them...

 

...It Will Remain True Forever

 

Harrison counted on Michaela coming back to Wyoming where she belongs. She's always fascinated him with her passionate nature, and he enjoys pushing her to the limit. He's prepared to do whatever it takes to keep her where he can get his hands on her. But buried deep in the Rocky Mountains are secrets that are Harrison's alone. Can the powerful past rise to permanently destroy the fragile emotions growing between Harrison and Micaela?

 

8. Wrong Dress, Right Guy by Shirley Hailstock 

 

When a mix-up leaves Cinnamon Scott with a gorgeous wedding dress instead of a ball gown, she can't resist trying it on. MacKenzie Grier appears at her door to retrieve his sister's missing gown, only to be floored by this angelic vision and his own deepest longings. Sparks fly, and soon some enterprising folks are conspiring to give Cinnamon the perfect wedding—all she needs is a groom.

 

Mac had sworn off commitment. Then the Washington, D.C., journalist sees beautiful Cinnamon wearing white. Still, a man reluctant to believe in love is going to need a lot of sweet persuasion to get him to the altar. Luckily, Cinnamon's already got the dress.…

 

9.  Taken By Storm: WhirlwindUpsurgeWildfire by Kathie Denosky, Kristi Gold,  and Laura Wright 

 

WHIRLWIND by Kathie DeNosky

 

Josh Garrett refuses to let storm chaser Kacie Davidson track a tornado across his Texas ranch alone. He's going with her. Now Kacie faces head-on danger from the powerful twister and from the mounting attraction between her and Josh.

 

UPSURGE by Kristi Gold

 

When a devastating hurricane threatens Florida, Marissa Klein and her attractive neighbor, Dr. Greg Westbrook, seek shelter from the storm together. And as the hurricane rages out of control, so does Marissa and Greg's long-denied passion.

 

WILDFIRE by Laura Wright

 

After one unforgettable night together, Nora Wallace and Gabe London never expected to see each other again. But when Nora is trapped by a California wildfire, smoke jumper Gabe is determined to rescue her—not realizing he's also saving his unborn child.

 

10. Blue Water by Liz Hunter

 

Baltimore TV station's Chief Meteorologist Mariah Mattison badly needs a vacation. When a last minute vacancy opens on a two-week, crewed charter in the Bahamas, Mariah jumps at the chance, and accepts her casual co-worker's invitation, unaware that she'll be coupled with a strange man. Master sailor and yacht delivery Captain Simon Hatcher is dealing with his late father's business affairs when two couples descend on his newly-inherited charter business. Simon thought he'd cancelled all the pending charters, but the two demanding executive-types are insistent, and Simon sure could use the money. Life gets complicated when Mariah balks at coupling up with her intended companion, in favor of Captain Hatcher, and the allure of voodoo and deep diving entice the threesome, Mariah's friend and the two men, to leave the charter in favor of island life. The Caribbean heats up when the captain insists on showing Mariah the real sailing life and a lesson in love.

 

Do you have a favorite? Let me know! Vote on my Goodreads list: Sunny Skies! Meteorologists in Romance Novels

 

 

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