Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Destiny Unchained By Leia Shaw

Destiny Unchained [Shadows of Destiny #3]
By Leia Shaw

Book Order:
Destiny Divided
Destiny United
For the Love of Harmony (novella)
Destiny Unchained

From Goodreads:
They call her The Huntress. A vampire with lethal focus, Natalia hunts rogue werewolves and kills them without mercy. She buried her heart centuries ago. Now she lives only for revenge. But when she’s forced to team up with the alpha of the northwest werewolf pack to catch a werewolf serial killer, her carefully controlled world is shattered by the passionate Cristian.

Cristian can’t help be intrigued by the icy Natalia. He hasn’t been attracted to a female since his mate died decades ago. But now he vows to break that hard shell she wears and find the warm, nurturing woman inside.

Will Natalia accept Cristian’s claim on her heart even if it means sacrificing a part of who she is?

Alexia’s Review:
Oh my soul… I had such fun reading this book! Destiny Unchained is ‘un-put-downable’ – no jokes! I have been following this series very closely, and by closely I mean… book bullying the author J. This book has just the right amount of humour, adventure, action and sexy romance.

The alpha male in this book had my glasses steaming most of the time! Cristian is totally swoon worthy, like… “whose your daddy?” type – yes I just said that *giggles*. He is an alpha in every sense of the word, protective of his werewolf pack, watchful of nature and immensely protective of Natalia. He is dominant and proud and doesn’t take no for an answer – just what ‘the Ice Queen’ Natalia needs.

Natalia is a sexy bad ass to the bone. She wears leathers, knows how to use her knives and has a wicked kick ass attitude. Natalia has a lot of emotional baggage, which is totally understandable after everything she’s been through, because of all her emotional scarring, she builds this ‘wall’ around herself. She doesn’t let anyone come close and she doesn’t want to experience feelings for anyone or anything.

These two characters had me laughing at their bantering and *clears throat* wiping the steam off my glasses from their ‘romantic’ stunts. Cristian and Natalia go through an emotional transformation together and things just kept on getting interesting.

Leia Shaw you have once again out done yourself. I LOVED the epilogue… totally rocked my world upside down – did not expect that! Seriously epic ending! I can’t wait to get my hands on the fourth installment, Destiny Bewitched.
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Friday, 25 November 2011

Feature & Follow Friday #3

Hi peeps…

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read.

How does this work? Leave a comment on this post so that I can follow you back. For more details regarding Feature and Follow Friday have a look at the following websites -
Make sure to follow back if someone follows you! Let’s start spreading some blogger love…

This weeks Follow Friday question?
It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! What books are you thankful for reading?

Alexia’s Answer:
Great question this week! Wow… where to start? I am thankful to all those that have given advice and helped me with setting up my blog (started it in August this year). I am super thankful for their patience when getting a call from me at 01:00am in the morning because I seem to have an ID10T error ALL THE TIME! lol

Some of my fav twitter peeps: @bookbrunette @LeiaShaw @KristyBerridge (because we like being tech-tards together – we rock at it) @harmonyitgirl (for being my first Author Post & Giveaway) @IsaBookSoulmate @BookstoRemember – and a few others. I am thankful to my best friend & housemate @Tracey_Nel for being so supportive and passing on the wine when I’m freaking out about Blogger having a mind of it’s own sometimes J

Regarding books that I am thankful for… I can’t just choose one or two, I am thankful for all the books that I enjoyed - you know, the ones you don’t want to put down!

Happy Thanksgiving to all you beautiful people in the U.S. xxx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Ramblings of a Day-dreamer: Author Post & Giveaway!

Special surprise for you today peeps… this is my very first author post and giveaway – I know right, about damn time! *squee*

Introducing *drum roll please* … Terra Harmony, author of Water, The Akasha Series #1. I’m so excited and can’t wait for you guys to read further and get to know Terra – she is fabulous!


I am a professional day-dreamer.  Sometimes, my husband catches me in the middle of dinner staring off into space with a goofy smile on my face.  “What are you smiling about?”

Damn, I think.  Caught again.  “Nothing – how are those peas?”  I have been daydreaming as long as I can remember.  Not the quick, fleeting thought ‘I wish I were rich’ types of daydreams, but long, drawn-out action sequences or steamy, romantic adventures.  Eventually, I began writing these adventures down.  With some plotting and much editing, they morphed into my first novel, ‘Water’, a contemporary eco-fantasy.

‘Water’ has been in the works for a long time, much longer than I care to admit.  Ok – 10 years, at least, I admit it. Once it was complete, I sent it off to my mom, sister and grandma.  They said it was great – and so began the rounds of publisher and agent queries.  My rejection file quickly morphed into a rejection drawer.  I thought, “But my family loves it – therefore it has to be good.  These agents don’t know what they are talking about.”

Finally, I conceded.  50+ agents that are all saying the same thing probably know what they are talking about.  So I got serious.  I got coffee and then sent my book off for professional editing.  I got more coffee and joined a local critique group.  Then I got even more coffee, this time with a dash of scotch and…self-published.

It has so far been a whirlwind ride – and I know there is so much more to come.  The self-publishing community is great, my readers and what fans I have mustered so far have been very supportive and my mom, sister and grandma are…proud.

I still daydream; I do it when I am at work, when I am going for a run, and when I am doing laundry.  It is my version of multi-tasking.  Nowadays, my daydreams involve Kaitlyn and the crew of the Seven, an organization hell-bent on saving the planet.  With the power to control natural elements, anything goes.  I am currently working on the next book in the series, ‘Air’, to be released early 2012.  Kaitlyn will continue to (as Alexia puts it) ‘rock your face off’, only this time she will be in a slightly different condition.  Whoops – don’t want to give too much away!

I hope everyone thoroughly enjoys the book and here is hoping all of your daydreams come true!


Thanks Terra J A little bit more about Water…

From Goodreads:
All of the elemental powers are in the palm of her hand…and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

Now… for the giveaway! Yay! *happy chicken dance* There are five books up for grabs - I told you Terra is fabulous. J Can you tell how excited I am?? All you have to do to enter is fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck… may the best book worm win!

The Scarlet Dagger by Krystle Jones

The Scarlet Dagger [The Red Sector Chronicles #1]
By Krystle Jones

From Goodreads:
The strength of Sloane’s heart is about to be put to the ultimate test.

After the Eclipse – the night vampires began openly slaughtering human victims – everything changed. Out of fear, the government salvaged what remained of the human population and enclosed them in massive, security-laden cities called White Sectors, while marking the vampire infested territory as Red Sectors.

When seventeen-year-old Sloane McAllister’s twin brother disappears, she seems to be the only one who thinks he isn’t dead, and vows to stop at nothing to find him. Gathering her courage, she braves the Red Sector to search for clues to his whereabouts. By chance, she encounters Aden, a handsome, charismatic vampire with a hidden agenda. He turns Sloane against her will, and whisks her away to his underground city. Enemies quickly become friends as Sloane struggles against her attraction to Aden, and resists her growing loyalties to the creatures that ruined her life. But the vampires themselves are the least of her problems. The city is harboring a devastating secret, one that could change the tide of the war and threaten to destroy everything Sloane has come to believe in.

Heart-stopping action and scorching romance collide in this dystopian, urban fantasy thriller.

Alexia’s Review:
What an EPIC book!! I just love a book that is action packed – I’m talking about sitting on the edge of your seat biting your nails type. The characters are freaking awesome and captivated my attention from the beginning.

Sloane… um… wow just wow!! She is a warrior through and through, whether it’s physical or emotional. She is tactful and strong willed – you need to watch your back if you ever get on her bad side. Having said how amazingly kick ass she is, she is also soft hearted and gullible – I love that about her, she’s got the whole package. She is thrown into a whole new ‘world’ and yet she rises to every occasion, kicking ass’ and taking names. She is a true heroine.

Now for the swoon worthy boy toy in the book – Aden! Firstly, can I have him?? Pretty please?! *bats eyelashes* Holy moly, cinnamon and cloves… he makes my blood boil *fans self*. Aden leaves you second guessing where his loyalty lies and yet when in doubt I still want to believe in him. He is very protective of Sloane and will do practically anything to care for her. *wipes drool from mouth* Ok I can carry on now…

This is a very well written book, that leaves you wanting for more! Very gripping storyline with twists and turns – you better hold onto your seat when reading this sucker, it’s a bumpy ride. J I can’t freaking wait to read the next installment of The Red Sector Chronicles. Krystle you get a standing ovation from me!!

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Dirty Little Secret #3

Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets.  We hope that you will all join us!
To participate in the meme all you need to do is:
1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image (code above) and copy instructions.
3. Answer the question we propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
4. Then add your link below.
Non-bloggers: We want to hear from you as well!!!  Let us know your answer in the comments!
We hope you join us and let us know your Dirty Little Secrets!

This Week's prompt is:
"You are a kick ass chick, ready to face the night and kill some nasty vampires. You have your leathers on, your sidekick is ready…
What is your weapon of choice?"

Alexia’s Answer:
Daggers!! A chick with daggers is wickedly bad ass and has a ‘don’t mess with me or I’ll cut you where it hurts’ vibe … totally deadly and don’t forget to paste the menacing sneer on your face – “Do you feel lucky punk, huh, do you?” Ok, my imagination is going wild – I’ll stop now J

What is YOUR weapon of choice?

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Water #1 by Terra Harmony

Water [The Akasha Series #1]
By Terra Harmony

From Goodreads:
All of the elemental powers are in the palm of her hand…and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

Alexia’s Review:
Where to begin… ok, this book is right up my alley! I enjoyed it so much that it kept me up till early hours of the morning – I could not put it down! I love the storyline and how Kaitlyn’s dreams are (in a way) connected to her everyday life and emotions. Terra Harmony is an amazing author!

Kaitlyn is such a kick-ass, sarcastic and witty chick. She rocks my face off! She has this amazing way about her – stands her ground and fights for what she believes in, even when the odds are against her. Her spirit is unbreakable – I admire her strong character.

Now on to the male characters of the book (of course I’m going to give you the 411 on the boys lol). There are 4 male characters that stand out, Alex, Micah, Shawn and Cato. Micah is just a hotness monster of note, the way he is described is drool worthy! At first I was so sure of their connection, but near the end I had my doubts – but it’s only the first book of the series, so we’ll see how things turn out. Shawn, boy oh boy – he is a head case. Some serious issues going on there and his little experiment with Kaitlyn just pissed me off, but that being said, there are deeper emotions at play and in a way I feel for the guy (but I’d still give him a good beating)! Alex – I lurve this dude, too cute for words. Cato is a weird old man, living in his own little world.

Now I have to comment on the cliff hanger ending… wtf?! I NEED to know what’s going to happen! J At the end of the book there is a little sneak preview of the second book in the series, Air – that just made me want to read the second book immediately! I can’t wait for the second installment. This is definitely a series and author I’ll be following closely!

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