Wednesday, June 29, 2011

giveaway

http://crysteena73.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-first-eve-giveaway.html

ok so my friend is having her first ever giveaway. i need to get around to doing that one of these. so if u love to read make sure to enter.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts

Lately I have been finding her books have not been up to par in my opinion and latest is no exception; It is a great story but there was too much on the smoke jumpers in my opinion and did not focus enough on the murder and the two relationships in the story.

This story surrounds of the life of the Missoula Smoke jumpers aka Zulies. They fight forest fires all over but instead of driving in like the hotshots of the different areas they jump out of a plane to get to their destination.
Smoke jumpers have an off season so they do not spend the whole year in this occupation.

Rowan Tripp is in her fifth year as a smoke jumper and she cant see her life any other way. she is the daughter of renowned smoke jumper Lucas "iron man" Tripp. On the off season she helps her dad with his sky diving business and also some training as well. She has always made it a rule to not pursue a relationship with any of the fellow smoke jumpers in her unit and has never had a problem with that rule until this season......

Gulliver Curry is the last guy she would have thought her self to fall for. In the off season her runs an arcade and is well established. It might not be the typical job but it makes him happy and it supports him very well.  He is a rookie and breaks the base record for running and earns himself the name" fast feet". From the first time he set eyes on Rowan he knew he was going to have her. No matter the time it would take, he believed he would wear her down.
Gull was not like other guys from his job in the off season,  to his surprising interests. He is well read, a great fighter and strong willed. He is determined to get what he wants and he wants her.
Rowan has never been in love and she has never seen her father with anyone. Her mother walked out on them when she was young. So she is shocked when she sees him kissing a woman in public for the first time.

Ella is great for her father and makes him happy, though there are some rough patches to start. She was married to man for a long time and always put his wishes above hers when they constantly moved around the country for his jobs. Now she has a life of her own, with a fulfilling life . Now she also has a man who makes her feel complete.

Review: I loved this book though at times I think some of the smoke jumping details could have been toned down a bit. I loved gull. He and dobie were my favorite characters. Rowan I learned to love though I was not instantly drawn to her. I love the close relationship she had with her father . It was great to learn about something new. lately you have learned something new from each of her single titles and she must have gone through a lot of research for these books. Gull is very lovable and he has the characteristics of a great lead male. He has unerring patience , which he needs when pursuing Rowan. I was lost at times with the murders because there was so much background on the smoek jumpers but i loved it over all. Id say is a 3.5 stars

Friday, June 10, 2011

Rapture in Death by Jd robb

Summary:
Roarke and Dallas are on their honeymoon and as it is coming to a close a murder occurs while off-planet. one of the autotronic engineers commits suicide. He has no reason apparent reason to want to self-terminate. He was happy in his work, had a woman he was happy with, though no one seemed to know who she was. His room mate had just seen him recently and he seemed happy. No signs of depression or anxiety. It appears as a suicide but the situation just seems wrong. She returns from her honeymoon to find that a high-powered senator had also committed suicide while she was away. He just jumped out a window naked as the day he was born with a smile on his face. Also no soon after the prosecuting attorney on a case she was working was found dead in his home with is wrist slashed. He seemed way too arrogant and self important to want to self-terminate. Not long after owner of  a tabloid magazine followed simliar situation as the senator, she jumped off the ledge of the building where the tabloid ran seemingly happy but was then smashed to bits on impact. What do they all have in common? Bran scans were done and first three all had small burn marks in the front lope. last appeared to have it as well but brain was hard to tell since it was distorted from the fall. What was making these seemingly happy people self-terminate? what do they have in common. They also seemed to all have used VR unit before self-terminating. Some sociopath was terminating people because they could . no known provocation. Its nothing worse than when it turns out to be one of your own. someone you had trusted and was using the company for their ploy.
Also an musicology tech had created a console that when the music was played he could manipulate it to make people feel a certain way. This is what caused Eve's nightmare episode and Roarke's opening of his past.

Review: I loved this book. another great suspense novel on finding the murder in the world of Dallas and Roarke. She doesn't like having to involve him but he always seems to be an invaluable resource. It was great seeing a softer side of Roarke when Eve told him she loved him with prompting. It was the first time she expressed it on her own and he was very emotional about as to be expected. Eve had to endure another one of her nightmares when a friend of Mavis's purposely engaged them not knowing what he was opening her up to. Also resulted in Roarke opening to his dark side and it wasn't something he liked. it wasn't him. it was an overall great book. now the question is who is out to get Eve and Roarke???

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

breaking dawn official preview...omg i cant wait

book giveaway

ok so on a friends blog she is promoting a giveaway from an author she has interview. interview can also be found on the blog above the contest.
http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-giveaway-and-interview-with-author.html

she will be giving away 3 books of her mams jos books to two lucky winners. i hope i win. i have always adored reading and always willing to try out a new author. what might not be someones favorite could be a new favorite for the next. the more ways to follow the more entires you have. additional entries awarded for following the blog.
 

Reading plan for june


ok so this month i am trying to be organized so here is my plan for books to read. i had a few carry overs from last month so i finished one of those first. the others are on hold for now. hoping to be able to read atleast half of the books on the list. can always carry over into next month as i dont have many books planned for next month.



 TOTM
rapture in death by jd robb---READING---
ceremony in death by jd robb
vengeance in death by jd robb
no mercy by sherrilyn kenyon
confessions of a shopaholic by sophie kinsella

AOTM
pride and prejudice by jane austen
sense and sensibility by jane austen
emma by jane austen

group reads
chasing fire by nora roberts
Abandon by Meg Cabot
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

for me
the darkest lie by gena showalter---READING---
the darkest secret by gena showalter

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Darkest Passion by gena showalter

Gena Showalter does it again. another great story . I hope to have more lords to read about real soon.
This one I had a little trouble getting into at first but it was well worth it.
This book is about the lord Aeron, keeper of wrath. all the lords were forced to house demon lords centuries ago when they freed them from pandora's box. they can not live without the demon's within them any longer.; were they forced to part the lords would die and the demon would be forced to wander the earth tormenting the unsuspecting humans.
Aeron is one of my favorite lords. He was recently consumed by blood lust when  he was ordered by Cronus, king of the gods to kill Danica ford, the all seeing eye. He was freed by Paris, keeper of promiscuity, when he was given a choice to free Aeron from his blood lust or to save the only woman to ever he was able to bed more than once. Paris's demon forces him to bed a different partner every night , whether male or female or die an agonizing death.
Aeron now spends every night making sure he has someone to bed as a small payment for what his friend sacrificed for him. He is truly indebted to him even though Paris does not see it that way. He loves his fellow lords like a brothers, they are family to him and you protect family. The lords all share a fortress in Budapest .


Aeron has been feeling a presence watching him for sometime now. every time he felt the beings presence  Legion, the demon was he loves like a daughter, returns to hell as it hurts her to be in the beings presence. The only being that could cause this is an angel. Demons do not respond well to angels. The angels are demon assassins and charged with keeping them in order. He is constantly feeling the being but unable to see them. Angels are invisible to everyone going about their business bringing joy and destroying those that are necessary.
Olivia was always a joy-bringer angel but was progressed to a warrior angel when gold thread appeared in her wings. she did not want to become a warrior angel. She did not have the will to harm anyone. Her first charge was to kill Aeron for the laws he violated. Aeron brought legion out of hell and that goes against the laws. Legion is not like the other demons and Aeron met her while he was in hell during his blood lust craze. She was the only thing that was able to calm him during that time.
Olivia continues to watch Aeron but becomes fallen when she refuses to slay Aeron.
    Aeron does not trust her at first and thinks she is bait. Females sent by their enemies the hunters to lure them out and lower their guard so they can kill them. Similar thing had happened to Baden, Aeron's best friend. He was keeper of distrust and had died at the hands of the hunters many years ago through the use of a bait .
 Olivia gave up everything for Aeron, the life she knew and had her wings ripped from her back and thrown in to hell. she had to crawl her way out of there by her will and landed on the doorstep of the fortress.
Aeron doesn't know who she is but his demon is immediately settled by her. He does not want to cause her harm which is a first for Aeron. He always wants to cause someone harm; whether they are friend or foe.
  Aeron has trouble since Legion can not be in her presence and he sends her away until the fallen angel leaves. Legion feels threatened and wants her gone so she attacks when Aeron is gone and also attacks two of his friends in the crossfire because they are defending the angel.
 Aeron returns to save them and send legion away , she was in the wrong.


Aeron starts to spend more time with Olivia and is slowly learning to want to be with her. He hasn't been with anyone in a long time and most run from him because of his appearance but she sees the good in him that not everyone can see. Most just look at the surface and not what is beneath.


Lysander, her mentor gives her 2 weeks to return to the heavens or lose her immortality. Then another will return to slay Aeron and there is nothing that can be done.


They both learn to love each other and want it no matter the costs. Aeron always loved Legion as a daughter but she made a bargain with lucifer to make her appear human so she could seduce Aeron and if she fails Lucifer will kill him and all his friends. Legion does not realize the mistake she made until it is too late. She thinks Aeron loves her too but not in a man-women type of love as she soon learns.


Can they fix the bargain before its too late? will Olivia and Aeron be able to be together? will Aeron die?


**overall it was a great book. i was stuck at the beginning but i was also reading more than one book at a time so that might be a contributing factor. so far my favorite book in the series is Lucien and Anya's story