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review 2019-09-15 12:01
Release Blitz - The Lion Heart



The Lion Heart by Carrie Aarons is now LIVE and FREE in KU!
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review 2019-09-15 06:05
The Lion Heart - Carrie Aarons

This is book #2, in the Rogue Academy series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this sexy series in order.


Kingston is at the top of his game.  He has made it to the best of the best.  Now he wants to be with the best.  Attracted from the first moment they met, he has wanted Poppy.  Chasing after women is just not the same now.


Poppy is sick of being lusted after by men who feel it is their right.  Overpaid, or born into money they all seem to be just overgrown boys who want to add her to their toy collection.  She has plans to be more than just a rich mans conquest.


The chemistry with this couple is off the charts.  Every time they are even in the same room the temperature rises.  This series seems to just get hotter.  I love the banter.  I love the pace that is nice and strong.  The heat is nice and hot.  I cannot wait to see the next installment.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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text 2016-06-01 15:57
Last of Book Haul
The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick (Inner Lives) - Kyle Arnold
The Whalestoe Letters - Mark Z. Danielewski
The Jedi Doth Return - Ian Doescher,January LaVoy,Jeff Gurner,Daniel Davis,Marc Thompson,Jonathan Davis
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back - Ian Doescher
America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake - Ted Levin
Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat's Walk Across America - William Stolzenburg
Dexter's Final Cut[DEXTERS FINAL CUT][Paperback] - JeffLindsay

I got Divine Madness, Dexter's final cut and Whalestoe letters as well the rest of the Shakespeare Star Wars books which were on clearance.   (So was monuments men, so they were a couple bucks a piece.)


I'm considering a couple other books, but I doubt I'll get anything more.   Possibly some more Irvine books, but they don't have Thor which is the one I want most.    They have Cap: First Avenger, and I'm not too eager to pick that up right at the moment.   Age of Ultron is a book I keep eyeing; I'd like to have that in hardcover for the prettiness and because it would be nice to have a collection of those that I choose to buy.   Hulk I'm really not that into, though.    Possibly America's Snake because I love snakes.   Heart of the Lion is something I keep going back to so I'll have to think about that.  I'm really digging some non-fiction now and I don't read much of it, so I think I'll stick to that when purchasing.   No non-fiction on clearance I saw that I really wanted.   There is one Johnny Cash biography that I eyed, but I really am not a Cash fan, so I think I'll pass on that.   Might pick up the Angjelica Houston hardcovers on clearance, though. 


We shall see.   

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url 2015-11-02 12:51
The Fantasy Heroine of Today by Stephen Zimmer (with giveaway)
Heart of a Lion - Stephen Zimmer,Scott M. Sandridge,Bonnie Wasson

Today's book, television, game, and movie climate contains an abundance of fantasy heroines, with all kinds of styles and mannerisms.  The prevalence of female heroines is one of the biggest changes of the past couple of decades, as there have been heroines in the past who have been center stage in fantasy-driven tales.

In the area of sword and sorcery, or dark fantasy, there have certainly been some iconic ones such as Red Sonja in the book and comic book world (Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith's Red Sonja growing from the seed of a Robert E. Howard short story) , and Xena, the great warrior princess, in the television series named after her.  Though I find Rayden Valkyrie very different than these two characters, they both inspired me growing up in terms of depictions of fantasy heroines.   Both were strong and also protective, and courageous in facing daunting odds.

In developing the stories behind Rayden Valkyrie, and strong female characters in other works of mine, I have given a lot of thought to female characters and what constitutes the heroic . . .
Source: beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.ca/2015/11/the-fantasy-heroine-of-today-by-stephen.html
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review 2015-09-01 07:59
Sorry for the probably incoherent dribbling of words. hopefully you get it
Lion Heart: A Scarlet Novel - A.C. Gaughen

WHAT!? You can't end a whole series there! What's wrong with you? did you just go....er thats good enough they got the gist. NO! I want need the rest!!
Does the king come back? Do they have babies? Did Winchester and Margaret get married? How did Elenor react to her son/the prince loosing his shit? and in front of everyone!? What happened to Prince John afterwards? and poor David!?

[spoiler]why would you kill him off? he was so wonderful [/spoiler]

- plus i felt his character had secrets to explore! Did they involve Allan? Also who is this Allan character? why don't i recall him from the previous book? How am i suppose to live without more Scar and Rob stories?

Alright I'll stop with my whinging - this was truly remarkable read and I'm grateful I was introduced to this incredible series (thanks again Joan for pointing it out to me)
I absolutely love the play on history. I unfortunately don't know much about what actually happened during this time period but from my understanding the author (A.C. Gaughen - who did an excellent job in the re-telling) stuck to a good chunk of whats described in history books but managed to make it much more interesting and compelling for people like myself (people unwilling to read the usual history books cause they can be a little stuffy!) with little changes here and there when she had to make the book more fun for her short attention span reader. I for one loved all 3 books! The characters leapt off the pages and caught my heart with their wonderful quirks - I recall crying and laughing more than once from them. The world building was spectacular, that forest! I know all forest in general look alike and there for not much imagination in needed but this forest made me crave being outdoors, I just wanted to run through the bush jumping mossy logs, climbing trees, swimming scandalously nude in pools of water. It really was beautifully written and made me feel at times that i truly was Scar, just loving the simple beauty of freedom.
Shame her life is for the most part sucky as hell - but then i suppose she wouldn't make the same character i adored the whole way through without all those horrible events. Just a shame we didn't really get to picture her and Robin happy together. The book ended in the middle of a fight for christ sakes! oh well still a really good series even if this wasn't my favorite book (as you should know by now i think it could do with some more pages, I'm a demanding reader like that! lol)

Well its almost 2.30am and i have school work tomorrow so bed time for me.

What to read now....


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