Sunday, 28 April 2013

New Facebook page!!


I wonder how long that will work for.....
I thought it was time to enter the big, bad world of Facebook aha!

Go ahead and check it out and like my page guys....leave me comments, share pics, recommendations.....the world is our oyster now folks...

cant wait to see you there

A big thanks to all who follow my blog :) much love 

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Good Stuff Ahead

Just some updates on the latest read that have caught my eye....

Yeah I thought that might get your attention ;)

So I am currently catching up on Sever, the third instalment in The Chemical Garden Trilogy 

Written by Lauren DeStefano. This is one of my favourite trilogies....I notice I say that alot, but what can I say...I have good taste in books :p 

This is very much a dystopian novel and the storyline had me gripped right from the start. Il give you the blurb for Sever and Ill follow up with a review once I have finished. Im about halfway through and as with all of these books, Im loving it so far...Rhine is getting closer to finding her twin bother but as always obstacles have cascaded into her path....


With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered

Always on the lookout.....

Im never one to take a break from a book so Ive been scoping out my next read and heres some samples that I have to sink my teeth into ....
The bet by Rachel Van Dyken

"I have a proposition for you..."
Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all.
Four days.
She could do four days!
But she wasn't counting on Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement.
One thing is for certain.
One brother is right for her.
One wants a lifetime.
And one is in league with the devil.
She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood.

The Ivy Lessons by SK Quinn & J Lerman

Teacher, plus student, equals a romance forbidden

When Sophia wins a post-graduate place at Ivy Drama College, she can't believe her luck. The college is owned by one of the most well-respected young actors in London, Marc Blackwell – who not only founded the college, but teaches the students.

Known for his strict classes and belief in discipline, Marc has a reputation for being arrogant and aloof, yet Sophia soon finds herself drawn to this cold, fascinating young man. 

Soon, Sophia is embarking on a journey of sexual discovery that promises to explore all that is forbidden between teacher and student.

and finally....we all love a freebie so check this out on Amazon guys

Marked for Submission by Sheri Savill
Janna Sommers is a brave woman who knows just what she wants: a tattoo -- a full sleeve black and grey tattoo, to be specific. It’s an ambitious goal for anyone's first ink, but when she meets handsome and gifted tattoo artist Mark Temple, she finds herself yearning for something more than one of his original designs.

As she willingly places herself in Mark’s experienced -- if sometimes cruel -- hands, she finds herself submitting to a strong and uniquely creative dominant, one who arouses intense physical sensations in her -- both pleasure and pain.

Bound to his tattoo table, will she also allow herself to be used as a living canvas for Mark's ... darker desires? Will she allow herself to be marked, indelibly and forever, as his?

You can find all these books on good old Amazon

So keep checking back guys and Ill fill you in on all the saucy details....

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

World Book Night

St Georges Day isn't the only celebration today, its also World Book Night. A night dedicated to giving books to people that wouldn't normally read or people who don't have access to books.. It is also a day known for the birth and death of Shakespeare so really an all round big deal in the literature world. A random tidbit for you is that, rumour has it, Spanish gentlemen would celebrate St Georges Day by giving their ladies a rose...n'awww, and the lady would then return the favour by giving them a, sorry to disappoint you gents ;).

So on a day made for sharing your favourite books I am sharing a review of one of my favourite books....

The Mighty Storm
By Samantha Towle

It's been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of the biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another—Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years. 

Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can't refuse—travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake. 

Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the world's most notorious womanizer?

The cover alone should have you drooling down your front! If that doesn't do it then I would consider you see a therapist :P

Yes it does get even better.....

I came across this book in the kindle store and I couldn't put it down. After having finished I couldn't stop thinking about the bloody thing!

A passionate and heated story of a couple forced apart by fate and then flung back together years later, when they least expect it. The connection is instant between Tru and Jake because of their history together. Alot of ladies out there can easily identify with the storyline, minus the jet set lifestyle of rock and roll...I know right...booo!

So we see the usual pickle of a lucky...or not so lucky, whichever way you look at it :P, girl having to choose between two guys.....her current boyfriend and a pool forming rock God that just happened to be her 'normal' best friend back when they were just to shy to say "I want you baby".....The decision of course is easy but that doesn't make it okay ladies, sorry! That is exactly what we are dealing with in the story, the problematic decisions of following our hearts and probably fate or 'doing the right thing'.

The emotions are so real, I always felt like I was right there talking to Jake, to the point that I could see him singing 'Wicked Game' right in front of my eyes. I already loved the song but now I have more reason to listen to it.

The characters are brilliant. Story is fantastic. This book is hot, gritty, emotional, raw, hot and did I mention hot....

To then finish the book and realise that there is indeed to be a second instalment had me literally jumping up and down
I highly recommend this so go read it now!!


Wethering the Storm is out 20 the date!

Friday, 19 April 2013

By Gail McHugh

(Collide is book one of a two part series)

A missed first encounter…

Colliding with a second chance…

On the heels of graduating college and trying to cope with her mother’s death, Emily Cooper moves to New York City for a fresh start.

While harboring secrets of his own, Dillon Parker takes care of Emily through her grief. Knowing he can’t live without her by his side, he’s sweet, thoughtful, and everything Emily has ever wanted in a man.

Until she meets Gavin Blake—a rich and notorious playboy who is dangerously sexy and charming as hell. Emily tries to deny the instant connection she feels, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome is not inclined to let go so easily. Recovering from his own painful past, Gavin will stop at nothing to win Emily over. 

This unexpected encounter compels Emily to question her decisions, forcing her to make a choice that will destroy friendships, shatter hearts, and forever change her life.

This is a review for the ladies, whom I know will fall in love with this book.
Very much your typical boy meets girl, falls in love and lives happily ever after. Only add in another contender and we have ourselves an angsty love triangle alas a not so happy ever after.

We follow Emily, our likeable lead, who has just suffered the heartache of her mothers death. In a bid for a fresh new start she follows her boyfriend to New York where she will move in with her best pal, Olivia. She finds herself a small job through the holidays in a restaurant and ends up in an unforeseen situation. Covering a shift for the delivery guy has her catching her breath as she collides with the insatiable Gavin Blake.

The chemistry is instantaneous and you feel it as if you are there in the moment. Emily does her best to deny herself of the feelings bubbling beneath the surface.

Doll, you're going to get me out of your system as much as I'm going to get you out of mine. It's impossible.” 

I was quick in agreeing with Olivia about Dillon AKA Douchebag, who quickly becomes a narcissist. I was instantly rooting for Emily to ditch him and fall in love with Gavin. This doesn't prove easy to her as she feels indebted to him over her mothers death.

Countless flights from New York to Colorado to be with her.  Beautiful gifts he sent to take her mind off the madness that consumed her life. Late night calls talking with her to make sure she was okay. Even down to arranging for the funeral, giving her advise on selling her childhood home and ultimately moving her out to New York. It was all part of why she adored him.

The tender moments that Gavin and Emily share as they become friends really had me smiling. WARNING ladies, you will feel that hot, fuzzy feeling inside! The chemistry between them is compelling. Two people this great together shouldn't be apart, only the friendships that surround them deny them of their surrender to each other.

There are moments throughout this book that had me smiling, gasping and holding my breath, not to mention my poor heart strings. A book that has that much power earns a pretty high place on my bookshelf. I love the style of 3rd person narrative, it really tells the story from all angles.

Beware Gail McHugh really has the power to pull the rug right out from beneath your feet just when you think you are comfortable ;). The happy ending that we are rooting for all the way through doesn't come quite so easily. The ending left me reeling for more!

There are ups and downs throughout and its quite the emotional roller-coaster but I would definitely recommend this for a read. I would compare this to books such as 'Bared to You' and 'On Dublin Street', but I do believe that 'Collide' stands on its own.

Breathtaking, compelling and heart-breaking. Go read it!! (but not too fast, we have to wait until August 10th for volume 2)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


By Neil Gaiman

Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There's a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining... And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city.

“Mind the gap” is a line that anyone who is used to using the London underground should be familiar with, only does it really mean what you think it does?

I found myself between books and in search of a good read, one that would pull me into the story, when I stumbled on 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman and what a read it was.

Following the average life of Richard Mayhew as he goes about his predictable routine of work and his content relationship with the ever demanding Jessica.
Acting as a good Samaritan when Richard stumbles upon a damsel in distress, that single act of kindness turns his world upside down. We are hurled into 'London Below' where Richard faces a quest to get back home.

This is a tale of trust, betrayal and sacrifice. The book has a few surprises along the way and we meet some rather eccentric characters, whom make the plot so much more interesting. We follow the appropriately named Door and her companions on a journey through an exciting yet cruel world, and on somewhat a journey of self discovery for our main man, Richard. Everyone has their own agenda and each of their own stories only pulled me that much further into the book.

A clever twist on the London underground but one that almost made me think, 'How did I not see that coming' he gives each station a literal meaning,in a harsh reality with danger lurking around every corner.

Neverwhere is a dark fantasy full of intrigue and very clever writing. This was my first read from Neil Gaiman and I look forward to reading another of his novels.

The only honest weakness is that I would of liked to read more of a back story for some of the secondary characters that I thought were sheer genius. Overall an easy, enjoyable read full of imaginative and creative writing.