To desire a devil by Elizabeth Hoyt


Nothing Is More Intoxicating

Reynaud St. Aubyn has spent the last seven years in hellish captivity. Now half mad with fever he bursts into his ancestral home and demands his due. Can this wild-looking man truly be the last earl’s heir, thought murdered by Indians years ago?

Or Dangerous

Beatrice Corning, the niece of the present earl, is a proper English miss. But she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in the portrait in her uncle’s home. Suddenly, that very man is here, in the flesh—and luring her into his bed.

Than Surrendering to a Devil.

Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud’s savagery to the noble man inside. For his part, Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as he is suspicious of her loyalty to her uncle. But can Beatrice’s love tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title—even if it means sacrificing her innocence?

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Happy Six Months!


Well, I think really this should say “KEEP CALM and READ ON!” As well as “write on!”

I have to thank each and every one of you who have taken the time to read my reviews. In part, I read for the fun of it. I thoroughly enjoy exploring new genres that I once wrinkled my nose at but I’m rather glad that I’ve begun expanding my tastes.

Not only do I enjoy reading books, but I enjoy talking about them which is why I started this book blog to begin with. I had numerous friends and family members walk up to me or message me to ask if I had read this book yet or that book and what I thought if it was any good. Why not start a blog that each one could sign up for and receive reviews without even having to ask? I’m usually talking about books to everyone who expresses their interest in reading. I’m the book recommender, the book savvy girl!

This was not created to compete with any other blogs out there, everyone has different views and it’s plainly seen in book reviews. The more readers out there the better.

So, thank you, viewers, thank you for those who have requested reviews from me. Keep them coming.


Much love,


Goodreads Reading Challenge


So I’ve done fairly well meeting my challenges every year. Last year was trickier because I had increased it beyond my comfort zone, I would never have achieved it if I hadn’t signed up on NetGalley and if I hadn’t hooked up with a few book tours.

This year I’ve increased it beyond my comfort zone again, this time,​ I’m going big! 150 books to be read this year, last year was 120.

So here is to a year of great books, reviews and achieving reading goals.

If you have a reading goal, post below! What are you hoping to read more of, or just simply accomplish?

The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power


For fans of Scott Lynch and Naomi Novik comes a high fantasy epic that blends swashbuckling adventure with a dark tale of vengeance–when a ship captain is stranded on a deserted island by his mutinous crew, he finds a rare dragon egg that just might be the key to his salvation and his revenge.

He only wanted justice. Instead he got revenge.

Jeryon has been the captain of the Comber for over a decade. He knows the rules. He follows the rules. He likes the rules. But not everyone on his ship agrees. When a monstrous dragon attacks the Comber, his surviving crew, vengeful and battle-worn, decide to take the ship for themselves and give Jeryon and his self-righteous apothecary “the captain’s chance:” a small boat with no rudder, no sails, and nothing but the shirts on their backs to survive.

Marooned and fighting for their lives against the elements, Jeryon and his companion discover that the island they’ve landed on isn’t quite as deserted as they originally thought. They find a rare baby dragon that, if trained, just might be their ticket off the island. But as Jeryon and the dragon grow closer, he begins to realize that even if he makes it off the island, his life will never be the same again. In order for justice to be served, he’ll have to take it for himself.

Genre: Fantasy, Adult Fiction

Pages: 245

Published by Simon & Schuster/ Simon451

Release date: July 16th, 2016




I was excited to be approved to review this book through NetGalley, because dragons? A tale of revenge and betrayal.

I thoroughly enjoy reviewing for debuting authors, too, because everyone needs those first gut-wrenching reviews to get over with. That being said, here is my review and overall thoughts.

This book starts off slow and the way it’s written can be really confusing if you’re just hoping to skim by. We begin with Jeryon, the captain of the Comber. His crew isn’t pleased, overworked and underpaid, they plot mutiny amidst an attack from the sky, a dragon is on them soon and once the battle is won they do away with the captain giving him the captain’s chance at life, marooning him as well as the apothecary, Everlyn at sea.

By chance they survive after much trial and wind up on a dangerous island with oversized crabs and threats galore, they also get to witness a dragon hatching and there is where the story truly picks up.

The writing as I said before can be confusing, it jumps around multiple times in a chapter. The depth of character wasn’t there for me and it kept me from truly engaging in the characters and perhaps relating to them. I did enjoy Everlyn, she’s feisty, and I did enjoy Jeryon, but they lacked depth. They were rather one dimensional, but there was promise in them.

At times, the story dragged on more than it ought to, but the idea was so very intriguing especially as the dragon grew. I was hoping for something deeper to transpire between Jeryon and Everlyn, I was hoping for depth ANYWHERE, but it was a very shallow read. Not boring, but it lacked depth in story, depth in character.

Lastly, I felt like there were far too many characters introduced that while they had something to do with the story, wasn’t entirely necessary. It was just more confusing and the closer to the end you come the more characters are introduced when I think it should have focused on closure.

The ending left me a little dissatisfied, but all in all, it was a pretty decent read.


Untamed by A.G. Howard


A post-Ensnared collection of three stories—available in both print and e-versions.

Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their memories of Wonderland.

In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her life after Ensnared, and the role magic plays in preserving the happiness of those she loves. Alyssa’s mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and rescuing the man who would become her husband in The Boy in the Web. And Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories of the events of Splintered in The Moth in the Mirror, available in print for the first time.

This collection expands upon Ensnared‘s epilogue, and includes some deleted scenes to provide a “director’s cut” glimpse into the past and futures of our favorite Splintered characters.


Genres: supernatural, fantasy, young adult, romance, retellings

Pages: 288

Series: Book 3.5 of the Splintered series

Published by Amulet Books




There are multiple stories inside of this book as it’s a compilation of shorts or moments that elaborate on particular important events that perhaps had you wondering “What happened between…”

A.G. Howard has become one of my favorite authors mostly because she created such a vivid world out of Wonderland that was just as quirky as Carroll’s if not more so. I’m a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland and this take on the descendant of Alice Liddell really intrigued me, plus Alyssa Gardner and her childhood friend Morpheus just really hit me.

Really, it hits all the key moments in Alyssa’s life that you had questions about. It was a sad read for me because when I read the last page I thought “this is the end.” I really did enjoy the series and I’m glad I own it because it’ll be one of those that I read over and over, just to have the *clutch to the chest and squee* moment.

It’s terribly girly of me, but it really gave me those moments – especially with Morpheus. The dark, mysterious and questionable solitary fae. You never know until the end just who’s side he is working on… and in this book in the shorts you just sigh and wonder… How did you wonder in the first place?

I give it 3 stars, only because some of the shorts weren’t my favorite. I could have done without them – but it is a good info drop on the world. The ending stories were my favorite and if they were ALL like that it’d be an easy 4.



Thicker than water by Brigid Kemmerer


On his own
Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect.

Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty years.

The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her best friend was the other murder vic. And she’d like a couple answers.

Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden…

Genres: Mystery, young-adult, suspense-thriller, supernatural, contemporary

Pages: 322

Published by Kensington Books

Released: December 29th, 2015




Thomas Bellweather is a world of trouble. A newcomer to a small town with his mom who married rather quickly and just as quickly was found murdered inside the house. Everything is pointing to Thomas and at his mother’s funeral, he sees her Charlotte Rooker, a cop’s daughter and sister of three cops. She is the only one who believes he’s innocent…

This is one of those books that I can’t really summarize much of it because to summarize would be to give away the twists and turns that occur in it. The story for me went rather smoothly and while there was some filler in there to occupy some pages it did its job by keeping me engaged.

I wasn’t a fan of Charlotte Rooker, Thomas Bellweather continues to say how strong she is and I think she’s the opposite. If someone is suspected of murder and your cop family tells you to stay away, you do that. On the same note her entire family is overprotective so maybe it’s a justifiable rebellion in the most stupid way – hanging out with a murder suspect?!

At times Charlotte is filled with fear and doubt, she’s constantly finding herself alone with Thomas Bellweather – the suspected murderer, in case anyone has forgotten. Not on this – she seems to always put him in a really bad position.

In the middle of the book, it takes a really odd twist and turn, one that I think could have been smoothed over better to make it blend because it almost seems like it’s an entirely different book halfway in. The first half was decent and the second half was also decent, but together they sort of …. well it was kind of odd for me. Like the supernatural aspect was an afterthought.

All in all, it was a pretty good read. Those 322 pages zoomed by quickly. For those Teens looking for a not-so-dull murder mystery with a spice of supernatural, this is definitely a read for you.



Netherworld by Lisa Morton


In nineteenth-century Victorian England, a young widow finds that she has inherited more than her late husband’s property: The Furnavals serve as the ancestral keepers of supernatural portals scattered around the globe. When demonic entities begin crossing over from the Netherworld, Lady Diana realizes that a war is brewing, and she must be the one to confront it.

Accompanied by a young Chinese sailor named Yi-kin, her feline guardian Mina, and a mysterious scholar, Stephen, Diana will begin a journey to solve the mystery of her husband’s death and prevent the apocalypse.


Genres: Steampunk, Paranormal, fantasy, supernatural

Pages: 282

Published by JournalStone

Released: January 10th, 2014



I tried, I really tried with this book and no I did not finish but I went beyond 100 pages to only find I still was not really interested in the goings on.

The main character is Diana and though she’s a strong leading lady she is also forgettable, a newly made widow who though a lady often wears men’s attire – slacks. In 1879, it isn’t exactly something women do or is applauded for doing.

Lady Diana is akin to a Shadowhunter, for those who are intrigued by demon hunters who close their gateways or portals. And who also battle them.

The actual story wasn’t terrible at all, it’s a steampunk era which I adore. It was the flat conversations and the way it was written. It was poor writing I just want to clarify that… It was a lack of enthusiasm in the writing. There is a way and it is an art to keeping your readers thoroughly engaged and entertained.

2 stars, the idea saved it from being a 1.