Sunday, 25 December 2011

Fairy Fun by Anita Philmar

Fairy Fun
By Anita Philmar

From Goodreads:
Dedrick Forester, Prince of Endole, is fast approaching the end of his fairy cycle, which means losing his ability to fly, transforming into a wood gnome, and having to choose a mate. Until then he just wants to have fun...and lots of sex.

King Rosewood of Evermore is determined to see his daughter wed, but Chloe loves the freedom of fairy flight too much to settle down as a frumpy old wood gnome. She escapes and spreads her wings to reach new air sex with a stranger.

Combine her passion with Dedrick’s and sparks light up the sky. Both discover pleasure beyond their wildest fantasies. But neither is prepared for the emotional connection. Now Dedrick must convince Chloe that losing her wings doesn't mean there aren't other ways to fly?

Alexia’s Review:
Fairy Fun is a reading snack – there is no major storyline to follow, it’s quick and easy. This book has a lot of raunchy sex scenes with a fun twist to it.

Dedrick is a super hot fairy that enjoys a lot of sex. He is in two minds about finding a mate – he enjoys his freedom and the one night stands but at the same time he needs to settle down… he then meets Chloe who alters his perception of being in a relationship.

Chloe is a fun loving fairy that loves her freedom and flying. She doesn’t want to get married and lose her wings but her parents are pushing her to choose a mate. Chloe and Dedrick have a little fun for an evening and she leaves it at that… however Dedrick has different plans for her, he wants to keep her by his side and convince her that marriage to him won’t be so bad.

These two characters have a short and sweet courtship and all is well in the world. I enjoyed Anita Philmar’s writing style but feel that this particular book could have had a stronger story line.
 Adequately tantalizing

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Blood Warrior by H.D. Gordon

Blood Warrior [The Alexa Montgomery Saga #1]
By H.D Gordon

From  Goodreads:
When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood. 

The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa's instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.

Alexia’s Review:
This book is freaking EPIC! I honestly have no words - I finished Blood Warrior a few days ago, and I’ve been struggling to put my thoughts and feelings into words. I did not want this book to end - EVER!

Alexa is my hero. I take my hat off to her for pulling through and being so strong for herself and her sister during an extremely difficult and traumatic time in their lives. Alexa is an “I am Woman, hear me roar” kind of chick, that kicks ass and takes names. She totally rocked my world with her adventures and self discovery. She dominated big time!  

Kayden (AKA hotness monster dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with all things unbelievably sexy and tantalizing!)… he has a mysterious and dark vibe going on, which totally does it for me. The chemistry between Kayden and Alexa is awesome and mouth watering.

Jackson is so cute. I have to admit that the whole ‘darling’ pet name irritated me, but that’s just me – you know, I have a name… use it. He is so sweet and supportive towards Alexa and encourages her decisions.

H.D. Gordon… where have you been all my life? I seriously can’t wait for the next installment in this saga. This is most definitely an author and series I’ll be following!
Delicious – make mine a double

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Survival by A.M. Hargrove

Survival [The Guardians of Vesturon Series #1]
By A.M. Hargrove

From Goodreads:
Survival (Book 1 of the Guardians of Vesturon), a YA paranormal romance

"Maybe I was caught between the two worlds. I was having serious trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality."

While on a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, nineteen-year-old Maddie Pearce finds her world has been thrown into a vortex and is madly spinning toward the impossible. Abducted by a mad psychopath, Maddie narrowly escapes with her life. But that is only the beginning. Her mysterious rescuer introduces her to a world that Maddie has difficulty accepting as reality. Will this strikingly gorgeous stranger be the key to her future or will she return to her mundane world, scarred from her experience? Follow Maddie as she is forced to make difficult decisions that carry her to mysterious places only to find that perhaps it was all for nothing.

Alexia’s Review:
I have to admit I’ve never liked reading novels about aliens, the whole three eyes, big heads and green bodies theme just never worked for me, but when the alien looks and acts human it’s a different story. Survival is a very interesting read and different to what I usually read, which was a nice change in pace.

Madeline, or rather, Maddie was dealt a heavy blow at a very young age, then a few years later another tragedy strikes. The reader goes through all those emotions with Maddie as well as on the journey of recovery and discovery. Maddie is a born and bred fighter – such an amazing zest for life. She loves adventures and the outdoors. Maddie strongly believes she is a bad luck charm… she has so many mishaps – I caught myself giggling hysterically at some of the ‘accidents’ that involve her.

The male lead character is Rayn… he finds Maddie when she is in a very bad predicament and is instantly attracted to her. They form a bond that is unbreakable. Together they are an unstoppable force and fight for their relationship. They compliment each other so perfectly.

All in all, Survival is a good read and I enjoyed the different spin on the aliens theme. This book ends on a monster of a cliffhanger with Maddie’s life hanging on the line…
Superb cocktail creation

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ramblings of a Day-dreamer: WINNERS!!

I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to Terra Harmony for being so generous to giveaway five books of Water, The Akasha Series and a BIG thank you to all the peeps that have entered. Now on to the winners…

Congratulations to the winners of Water by Terra Harmony

Natasha Ann
Martina Bookaholic
Deb Novack

Please note: An email will be sent to each of you, you have 24 hours to reply in order to receive the book. The winners were announced in no particular order. Terra has a MONSTER surprise for the winners!! J

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bridger by Megan Curd

By Megan Curd

From Goodreads:
Ashlyn McVean doesn't believe in fairy tales. That is, until Ashlyn is thrown into the crosshairs of grudges her grandmother created long ago. After finding out she is one of two people able to cross between faerie realms, Ashlyn is faced with trying to understand her abilities, along with navigating a new relationship with her boyfriend, Liam. As if being on a centuries old hit list and dealing with crazed pixies isn't enough, her new abilities mean trouble for Liam. Knowing her new life puts everyone she loves in danger, Ashlyn must decide what's most important in her life between friends, family, love, and ultimately, realms.

Alexia’s Review:
Let me start off by saying - I’m not usually that ‘into’ fairy / faery books, but this book converted me! Megan Curd put a different twist to the whole faery theme. I had fun reading this book.

Ashlyn went through a major tragedy in the beginning of the book and to be honest I thought it was weird to start a book with such an intense scene, but it paid off. She was devastated and dealt with the outcome as best she could, which she did very admirably. She gets thrown into this ‘new’ world of Irish folklore that turns out to be true. She handles each situation very well after a rocky start. Her best friend turns out to be a big B-with-an-itch, but Ash prevails. She turns to her new found family and together they kick ass. Ashlyn has about 3 guys wanting her – Liam, Reese & Antony.

Liam is Ashlyn’s hot-tamale. Oooh… if I were a little younger I would so jump on that boat! He is dark, handsome and mysterious – who doesn’t like that? Liam and Ash have an instant connection *cue fireworks and fluttering butterflies*. He is a great Protector and Ashlyn is a very lucky lady.

Reese is one of Ash’s best friends but he has always had a crush on her. He is always there to pick her up when she’s feeling down. Reese is a great friend but Liam has left his mark on Ashlyn pretty well.

Antony… hmmm… I’m so curious about him. He has this mysterious / uninterested vibe going. He seems to want Ashlyn and I’m excited to see how these two characters interact with each other hopefully in the sequel, Traitor.

Overall this was a great read and I really enjoyed Megan Curd’s writing style. Definitely an author I’ll be following in the future.

 Superb cocktail creation

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Dirty Little Secret #4

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!
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3. Answer the question we propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
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We hope you join us and let us know your Dirty Little Secrets!

This Week's prompt is:
"Which fictional character would you like to kiss under the mistletoe?"

Alexia’s Answer:
Malkom Slaine! He is a demon / vampire – I know right, dangerous ;) Malkom makes my blood boil… hotness monster on a stick. I want him and I want him now *stomps foot*
Who do you want to play tonsil hockey with under the mistletoe?