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Blue Midnight (Blue Mountain Book 1)
Blue Midnight (Blue Mountain Book 1)
Price: £2.42

4.0 out of 5 stars Blue midnight, 30 July 2014
Oh my lord. 
I love this woman, and her writing skills. 
There is nothing of hers that I have not fallen in love with. Yes the pace is slow, but, dang Its  worth the wait. 
The scenes she writes, put you straight in the picture. The characters are so 3 dimensional, and as can be expected of Tess, tears of joy and sadness will be shed. 
Poor Blythe, on the scrap heap of life, and only barely out of her forties. Replaced by a younger model, all her so called friends have abandoned her, and she faces bringing her kids up on her own. 
Her ex husband is getting married, and he wants his daughters and new wife to bond, so he takes them all away to Hawaii on a honeymoon/holiday. Blythe takes this pretty hard, and the bathroom scene in which she breaks down, had me in tears 
Her sister Bliss, is a no nonsense kind of woman, (I really liked her) she talks her sister into taking a road trip. She wants her sister to take up a long forgotten hobby (of photography) to travel for three weeks, and to take pictures. And after Blythe confesses to her about a mystery man she met and kissed, (and still has his number) Bliss wants her to find him, ANC see where it takes her. She wants her big sister to have a BIG ADVENTURE. 
And as for Finn ....... (I'm not going to say anything) but be prepared for a man who knows what he wants, and knows how to get it 
The scenery that Blythe visits it's so well written, that you can close your eyes and picture it all so clearly. 

So .... To sum this book up, Disappointment, love, heartbreak, suspense, family drama, and a little mystery is thrown in for good measure. This is just a portion of what makes this book a great read. 
 The characters in Blue Midnight are such wonderful people, some i totally loved, others i wasn't so taken with, and others ..... Those i could have happily slapped


The Purest of the Breed (The Community Book 2)
The Purest of the Breed (The Community Book 2)
Price: £1.81

4.0 out of 5 stars Good grief!, 23 July 2014
Good grief !!! I love this series, and hope there is more to come. What an awesome ride. Got totally sucked in from book 1, devoured this one, and now I want more !!!

So……

DEV, our hero, was in the first book, and he was a secondary character in that one, and I hoped he would get a book. Marissa, our heroine, is human and has DNA that will make her compatible to mate and bear children with the Varcolac. The Varcolac are the vampires that live underground; they are more civilized than the Topside Om Rau. Although both races kidnap human females. The Varcolac woo and win their females, the Om Rau don’t.

This book starts off where the last one ended. Dev and his warriors off to rescue those women. The kidnapping of Marissa and 2 other women was a little hard to read, but it brought home how different the three warring factions are. Marissa and her fellow slaves are rescued by Dev and his team. The fight scenes are fast and furious, but had moments where you would chuckle. Especially, the one liners the Varcolac would throw out.

Dev felt an instant attraction to Marissa, but put it down to the smell of unattached dragon females produce. Dragon females are human women with compatible DNA that match both the Varcolac and the Om Rau vampires.

All Marissa ever wanted was to have her own restaurant. And the thought of owning one in Tarana, which is the underground city in which the Varcolac live, and the Om Rau keep trying to break into,was too good to turn down. She liked the idea of maybe spending time with Dev, what she didn’t bank on , was spending FOREVER with him. And that to stay with him, meant giving up her dreams, and being bitten by a vamp!

We have a lot of the original characters from the first book, so it felt more of a continuation of the whole story, rather than a new book. And we also had a few new threads added as well

Both Marissa and Dev have their own issues and hang ups, and they do hamper the couple from getting together. But I liked that they don’t get down and naughty within the first few pages. Dev HAD to work at gaining Marissa’s trust. And when I mean issues I mean ISSUES !!!! (mothers who hate you, and sisters that sabotage your every dream, and wish you dead)

There were the usual bad guys posturing and doing their usual sneers, and a few OMG moments.I do see a few females being taken in the future (hint hint hint at more books)

So to round this up, I totally recommend this series. If you like your alpha males with a bite and growl, then The Purest of the Breed is the book for you. Oh …. When is the next one out ?


Louisiana Moon
Louisiana Moon
Price: £2.40

4.0 out of 5 stars The only man she ever truly loved failed her on an epic scale, 19 July 2014
This review is from: Louisiana Moon (Kindle Edition)
Kristina spends her life fighting vampires after losing her parents. She is a loner and is very guarded. The only man she ever truly loved failed her on an epic scale. And after fifty years of trying to forget him, his back in her life and wanting her help.

Kristina is a bounty hunter and a werewolf, so she is no pushover. But you get the feeling she is lonely, but this is of her own doing. (And her weird collection of bullet casing were an eye opener!!) Ryant is her former lover and a vampire, so was he in some way responsible for her parents death ? (the answer is in the book ) He is the master of a new coven, (he is turning humans into vampires, to fight the war on soulscapes) His feelings for Kristina are complex. He has known they would always be together, a legacy tells of their life together.

Darin is a human caught in the vampire/human/demon war. At first I did think it would be a strange love triangle. But as the story moves along, Darin and Kristina’s relationship evolves, and as for Kristina and Ryant …. The story moves at a steady pace. And there are a few main characters that are pivotal to the story. There are a few twists (and one I TOTALLY didn’t see) and turns. I’m hoping this is the start of a series, I need to see where this adventure takes me.

A story I will gladly read again and again.


An American Girl in Italy: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance
An American Girl in Italy: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance
Price: £2.48

3.0 out of 5 stars I found her a little rigid and uptight (you’ll be glad she does loosen up in the book) This is ..., 19 July 2014
Carly’s is so focused on her music and so against the tour of Italy she’s set to go on. I found her a little rigid and uptight (you’ll be glad she does loosen up in the book)

This is a great book to read whilst the sun is shining and a glass of wine on hand. The plot is fresh and entertaining, a nice way to spend an afternoon out in the sun. And I really enjoyed reading about the vineyard, (I have no nose for wine) but I could
clearly see the grapes growing on the vines. It gave the book extra depth.

Michelangelo was a dream to read. Whether Carly felt like she could trust him or not, he just seemed like such a sweet, caring guy. He seemed a little innocent at first, was that a ruse? and the way he spoke about his family and his life really made him easy to like, and charm and charisma he oozed too, was an added bonus. There were lots of interesting side characters as well. I liked melody and I totally loved Alaina too she, was a complex person, I’d definitely like to see her in a book of her own. ( come on guys, you know I love Happy endings and new stories)

I thought the pace in An American Girl in Italy worked wonderfully. The side stories were really intriguing too.


The Shadow Prince: The Prequel to Mortal Enchantment
The Shadow Prince: The Prequel to Mortal Enchantment
Price: £0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars I’m pretty pleased I was asked to read it, 13 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
When I was asked to read this novella, it was free on amazon.

This is the beginning of the adventure. And for a beginning, I’m pretty pleased I was asked to read it.

It keeps at a steady pace, and doesn’t introduce too many people into the story too quick. The characters are very 3 dimensional, and I love the story from Rowan’s perspective.

His fight with right and wrong in his world, is something that most people can relate to. Loved his friend/slave, their friendship was put through the wringer a few times. Its a great way to start a series, and I can’t wait to read the next story.

Can I read the next one please ??


Once Tasted: A Silver Creek Novel
Once Tasted: A Silver Creek Novel
Price: £2.94

4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars… I really liked this story, 13 July 2014
4 stars… I really liked this story.

Wine has never been my favourite drink, but the details the author put in this book was amazing.

Mia has a secret, but it’s one she thinks the whole town knows about. But the town has moved on, Mia isn’t gossip material any more. But she won’t let the past be the past, she has let it shape her future, she is insecure, she is scared, but she does love Reid with her whole heart.

Reid sounds like a typical good looking cowboy, women throwing themselves at him, but Reid is different from most good looking cowboys. He has a heart and morals. He only plays with women who know it will never go any further than a good time, this said, Reid still has them flocking to him, like bees round honey. And at first reading his character, I wasn’t really impressed. I like my cowboys rough and ready, but I like them with a secret. I like them to want to find a good woman and settle down. Reid has a secret, he has longed for Mia for just as long as she has for him.

And with that I leapt in to the book. It’s beautifully written, I cried with Mia, I wanted to punch and shout at Reid, and I cheered when the bad guy got his just desserts.  There were lots of intense moments, but it didn’t take anything away from the story. There were a few “oh my god” moments. And I did need a tissue (or two). I would recommend this author to anyone. And I for one, will be going back to read the first book, and will add the third book to my TBR list.  


Fielder's Choice (The Tavonesi Series: Heart of the Game Book 3)
Fielder's Choice (The Tavonesi Series: Heart of the Game Book 3)
Price: £2.42

3.0 out of 5 stars I had lots of fun reading Fielde’rs Choice by Pamela Aares, 13 July 2014
I had lots of fun reading Fielde’rs Choice by Pamela Aares. The settings and characters are all so real,  it felt like I was there experiencing everything with friends. You also get to revisit and see how the characters from previous books in the Heart of the Game Series are doing. (which I haven’t read, but am now itching to do so)

Alana is rather a free spirit, she is enjoying her life and freedom, so she wonders why her grandmother left her the ranch, but your elders know best (this I have been told all my life ;-)),  so she sets off to explore her inheritance.

Matt is a baseball player for the San Francisco Giants. When he takes a tour of the farm with his daughter Sophie there’s an instant attraction between him and Alana. You can almost see the sparks between them.

Matt’s daughter is a character in herself, she is a bright young girl that Alana adores but she isn’t ready to be a step mom.

Alana and Matt are all wrong for each other, but the sexual attraction between them is boiling hot!

The electric windmill was a fun read, and it looked like the author researched it pretty well. It’s a read I would recommend to anyone. And I can’t wait for the next book.


Something Good
Something Good
Price: £2.49

4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed their ‘it’s only for a good time’ attraction, 13 July 2014
This review is from: Something Good (Kindle Edition)
Wow !!! That was a 4 star read.

It was a roller coaster of a ride. Every emotion was lived in these pages. The turmoil and angst that Mandi went through on a daily basis was a total drain.

As the story proceeds we learn why Mandi is so closed off. I won’t give too much away, but have tissues handy

Lane was not what I expected, he was as open as you could get. I enjoyed their ‘it’s only for a good time’ attraction, but at the same time i wanted  them to recognize how good they were together!  And, the  ‘will they/won’t they, was entertaining to read.

The author expands her characters gradually, and watch their fights and eventual HEA, (although I was worried it wouldn’t happen).  It’s a great read, and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a different read.


Tea and Primroses (The Legley Bay Collection Book 2)
Tea and Primroses (The Legley Bay Collection Book 2)
Price: £2.40

5.0 out of 5 stars it’s her love story as well, 13 July 2014
Oh my lord !!! You did it AGAIN 

Tess you TOTALLY rock !!!   Tea and Primroses by Tess Thompson is a gorgeous story, the characters grab you from the start and don’t let go till the last page. 

It’s two stories in one (so it’s a bargain already). And I have a feeling it’s the start of a few more in this series (fingers are crossed). Sutton and Declan are the main characters, but Sutton’s mom plays a big part in this book also, it’s her love story as well. 

Sutton and Declan have known each other from birth, and have loved each other for just a long. Declan has longed for adventure and travel, not so for Sutton, she longed for a quiet life, but for Declan to be by her side, and this is where their love falters, so Declan leaves the sleepy village and lives life to the fullest, but he never can forget Sutton.

A tragic accident brings Declan back home to Sutton. Now this is where I had to stop and regroup.  Sutton’s mother has died, and its time to lay her to rest. Whilst trying to find paperwork, Sutton discovers a hidden manuscript. And this is the part I fell in love with. It’s Constance’s (Sutton’s mother) autobiography. 

I won’t spoil anymore, but PLEASE READ THIS BOOK. it’s a moving and well written story.  And it helped me through a really hard part of my life.  It’s a 5 star for me xxx 


Claimed by the Pack (Blue Moon Brides Book 3)
Claimed by the Pack (Blue Moon Brides Book 3)
Price: £2.49

4.0 out of 5 stars ••••••••••••••••••••••• This series continues to delight and surprise me, 13 July 2014
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This series continues to delight and surprise me. And I have to admit that the 3rd book is my favourite so far.

Dag has been my wounded soul from the very start. And as you ladies know, I do like a wounded soul Dag is losing his humanity a little more each day, he finds it hard to remain in his human form, and knows it will only be a matter of time, before he goes completely feral

So he is sent to retrieve the 3rd blue moon bride. She has been captured by a vamp, who wants to use her as bait to trap a wolf. Only this bride is capable of more than just being a bride, A WHOLE LOT MORE. You need to read to find out lol

Riley has had to manage older brothers all her life, so one pesky wolf shouldn’t be a problem. But as she finds out, Dag is prepared to do anything to keep this lady for the pack, although he is hoping she is his mate, as he desperately needs his female to balance him out.

So …….

All three books NEED to be read in order. You read them as stand alones, but it gives you more to the series if read together.

And talking of series, I’m hoping this fabulous author continues with this series. And is secretly hoping Rileys brothers each get a book


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