Annie Seaton’s Summer of The Moon Flower is making me love Steampunk! **Review**

I must read this! It’s on my to-read list!

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Bookishlovers, let me tell you, I never thought I would fall in love with a genre so fast, but it happened and I’m loving it!

Synopsis

Will love survive the quest for immortality?

Sofia de Vargas’ research into the Alpine Moon flower and its elixir of immortality will threaten the very existence of an ancient Scottish order. Dougal, the Earl of Rothmore must prove his loyalty to his masters, the Knights Templar, and bring her body back to Kilmarnock. Sofia is kidnapped and imprisoned on the isolated Isle of Rothmore.

Is Dougal her sworn enemy…or her saviour?

About The Author

Annie Seaton lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia, where she loves sitting in her writing chair, gazing at the ocean and writing stories. She has always been fascinated by romance and has found her niche writing contemporary romance.
Her debut novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set…

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All Week is Rachel Harris Week! **Spotlight**

I LOVED A Tale of Two Centuries and highly recommend to young AND old! I must re-read it soon!

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Yesterday marked the start of Rachel Harris week and today we’ll be looking at A Tale Of Two Centuries, the sequel to My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century.

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Synopsis

Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.

One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with…

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High-Heeled Wonder by Avery Flynn

An erotic who-done-it featuring sinister shenanigans in the fashion world. I never imagined the behind the scenes mysterious craziness.

I was awestruck by the heated chemistry between Sylvie and Tony which veritably sizzled! My e-reader was smokin’ with the hotness of these two!

I loved the humor as I caught myself laughing out loud multiple times. LOL! This is definitely not a boring read!

A Beyond-Very-Good Erotic Read!!!!!!

4 1/2 stars!

Haunt Me by Heather Long

Ghosts, Haunted Houses & Romance! Oh My!

The story was a good one. Justin’s father’s will has a clause that requires Justin and his siblings to help revive their hometown, Penny Hollow. If Justin and his siblings cannot fulfill this clause, they will not receive their inheritance. The town’s comeback plan involves drawing tourists to take haunted house tours there. Penny Hollow’s elders feel that the acquisition of Summerfield Estate, long known to be haunted, is critical to the town’s plan. Justin sets about to make that happen even though he doesn’t believe in ghosts.

However, when Katherine Summerfield, the elderly recluse who owns the home, dies and leaves Summerfield Estate to MacKenzie Dillon, an author, instead of Justin and the town, Justin’s plan to obtain the house for the town is put in jeopardy. Justin vows to make it happen no matter what he has to do.

Mac is still reeling from an acrimonious divorce coupled with finding out that her ex-douche had also left her deeply in debt. Receiving Katherine’s house is a lifeline she desperately needs and Mac sees the home as her new start. When her sexy neighbor, Justin, pays her a visit as she is moving in, she doesn’t exactly give him a friendly welcome. She knows that he is the one behind the offers she’s had pressuring her to sell her new home and she is not interested in whatever he wants.

I want my own Justin! He’s a caring, sensual guy who happens to be a talented home builder specializing in refurbishments. What a find! Mac was a successful author who hasn’t been able to write since her marriage fell apart. However, once she moves into her new haunted home, writing becomes an unrelenting passion. Both of them, unbeknownst to the other, are experiencing disturbing flashbacks to a previous time. Are their destinies sealed or will they be able to trust each other and change the hands of fate?

An enjoyable read!

3 1/2 stars!

The Prophecy (The Fulfillment Series, #1) by Eric Albert

A YA Fantasy You Won’t Want To Put Down!

For 17 years, Layla had lived in the kingdom of Vanguard with her parents and two step-brothers. Compared to the people of Vanguard, she was different with long black hair and striking purple eyes. Against the wishes of her family, she insisted on attending a celebration in her village. She could just taste the treat she hoped to find there.. the special sweet baked rolls only made twice a year.

This year, though, her life took a dramatic turn there as she was whisked away to fulfill a Prophecy. She was to marry the Prince in a neighboring kingdom – one which had been at war against her people for ages. As bad as that is, she has no idea what twists and turns she will face …

Wow! What a ride this story was! I loved the story and the characters were vividly portrayed. I loved the chemistry between Layla and Nash… and Will too – though I was firmly in Team Nash. One warning: I hate cliffhanger endings and this one certainly has one. Now… when is the next book coming out?

Very good debut read!!!!

4 Stars!!!!

The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Legends contains three AWESOME short stories applicable to the Iron Fey series: Winter’s Passage, Summer’s Crossing and Iron’s Prophecy. I’ve already reviewed them as I read them… They are the reason for the 5-star review as I LOVED each one.

Iron Legends also includes a Guide to the Iron Fey, which I enjoyed, though not as much as the stories. There was very little new information in the Guide but it was nice to review the characters, places, and some of what had transpired. This would not be a book to start the series with…

Thank you, Julie, for The Iron Fey series.
IF you’ve read the Iron Fey series, the Iron Legends is a very convenient way to pick up all three short stories which are must-reads for fans.

5 Stars!

Iron’s Prophecy (The Iron Fey, #4.5) by Julie Kagawa

This story takes place after The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4) and if you’ve read thru the Iron Knight, this is an absolute MUST-READ! If you haven’t read the Iron Fey series thru #4 first!

I’m so in love with this whole series. Every one has been a masterpiece of storytelling. This short story pulled at my heartstrings with the turn of every page. Meghan and Ash are just so perfect together. When Ash says…”As you wish, my queen”, my heart melted. I can hardly wait to start the Lost Prince!

Thank you, Julie Kagawa for your books…

5 STARS!!!!!!

Haunting Lia by Shannon Eckrich

Lia was an orphan and had been tossed around in the system until she was given a loving foster home along with Chelsea, another orphan. Even though they were so different, they became blood sisters and inseparable.

Lia has always seen monsters but this is a secret that she never tells Chelsea who goads her into going thru a haunted house at a fair. Not a good idea… As Lia runs out screaming, she smacks right into Aiden, a stuck-up prep boy too good looking for his own good. That was not a good start for their relationship.

Lia and Chelsea leave the fair and have a flat tire on the way home. As they’re tending to their car, they are hit by 2 cars taking Chelsea’s life. Lia sees all this and watches the catastrophic events unfold as a spirit but then spirit Aiden (of all people) sends her back to her body which doesn’t endear him to her any more. Lia doesn’t cope well with the loss of her sister, taking pills, refusing to cooperate with her family or therapist and even dabbles in drugs and liquor but the accompanying increased monster activity has her teetering on the edge of survival. Then spirit Aiden re-enters the picture.

I picked up this book as an Amazon Prime free rental. I had seen all the wonderful reviews and it truly sounded like I would love it. However, I had trouble connecting to the characters and Lia was beyond exasperating. At least it ended well. I did finish it but I’m not a fan of the book. I had no issue with the writing. Most of it was very sad and I don’t normally read books that make me sad. I guess this is a case of different strokes for different folks as I cannot fathom the high reviews.

2 stars!

Summer’s Crossing (Iron Fey, #3.5) by Julie Kagawa

OMG… While I enjoyed Winter’s Crossing, I LOVED Summer’s Crossing! This is PERFECTION!

Summer’s Crossing occurs between the Iron Queen and the Iron Knight books and is told from Puck’s POV. I have to admit that since I’m in love with Prince Ash, I’ve not been that fond of Puck as he competes with Ash for Meghan’s heart. This short story actually made me like and empathize with Puck much more. (but I’m still Team Ash :-)))

Meghan is now the Iron Queen and Ash cannot be with her as he cannot tolerate the iron due to his fae nature. While Ash and Puck are searching for Grim to begin their journey to hopefully allow Ash to renounce his fairy nature so he can be with Meghan, the Between Queen calls in a favor from Ash. Ash is tasked with retrieving a violin that Titiana, the Summer Queen, has stolen from her. Ash cannot do this w/o Puck’s help and Puck steps up to the plate royally.

I’m still amazed at how this played out… with twists and turns and humor galore! IF you are a fan of the Iron Fey series, you MUST read this! IF you haven’t read the Iron Fey series, read it 1st! You won’t be sorry!

EXCELLENT!

5 FANTASTIC STARS!

Winter’s Passage (Iron Fey, #1.5) by Julie Kagawa

I have been craving more from Julie’s Iron Fey world, and this novella that takes place between the 1st book, the Iron King, and the 2nd book, the Iron Daughter, fits the bill. 

In the Iron King, Meghan had made a contract with Ash to return with him to Tit Na Nog and his Queen mother in exchange for his help in finding and freeing her brother, Ethan. Ethan is now safely back at home and Meghan is scared of what the Queen, Ash’s mother, will do to her but she is resigned to her fate trusting Ash to keep her safe. She has one more request of Ash: that she be allowed to see her childhood friend, Robin Goodfellow, aka Puck, one more time before proceeding to the Winter Court. Along the way, they find that they are being followed by the feared Hunter. How is Puck? Who is this Hunter? Will they safely make it to the Winter Court before their pursuer catches them?

I really enjoyed this! I especially loved the scenes when it was just Meghan and Ash as the sexual tension between them was palpable. It’s short, only about 50 pages, but so good!

4 STARS!!!!!!!!