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Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels Book 7)
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels Book 7)
Price: £4.48

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Kate Daniels" series book 7, 5 Oct. 2014
Kate is still dealing with the unexpected death in book 6 "Magic Rises", and separated from Curran throughout much of the story line, she again proves what a tough and resilient heroine she is. Her `to kill' list is growing, especially as more characters close to her heart face death when insisting on remaining at her side when she faces her toughest battles yet.

With additional subplots; such as hunting for a werewolf accountable for the death of a powerful figure, werewolf politics as a new werewolf makes a move for Alpha status and Hugh D'Ambray making quite a few appearances, Kate is juggling all of this and worrying if Curran is still alive.

If this book didn't follow on from "Magic Rises" (imo the best book of this series so far) it may have received 5 stars. There are some fabulous WOW moments; especially as Roland becomes more involved in the schemes surrounding Kate rather than remain a distant figure. There are some incredibly intense scenes and the reader is left wondering how on earth Kate can survive the situations she finds herself in. Again there are unexpected losses, and there is overall quite a bleak outlook as Kate finds herself in plenty of lose-lose situations and struggles with what she can sacrifice to save a few more lives. There are the odd moments of humour but these are few and far between. Most surround Kate, and as she uncovers more details of her own personal history she introduces a new BFF to the world (hint it's sharp and pointy).


Cute Kitten Cat For Apple iPad Mini 1, 2, 3 & Retina Leather Folio Presenter Case Cover with Stand Capability
Cute Kitten Cat For Apple iPad Mini 1, 2, 3 & Retina Leather Folio Presenter Case Cover with Stand Capability
Offered by Snuggle
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I should have bought 2 of these, 5 Oct. 2014
I bought this cover for a friend, but decided to quickly check the fit on my own mini ipad. Well she almost never got it; for a couple of reasons. Firstly the plastic inner case is very secure. When I slotted the ipad into it, it took me about 5 minutes to remove it. The second reason is fairly obvious to any cat lover. Take a look at that cute little face on the cover - irresistible! The leather case is great. Once you've snapped your ipad into place, you can rotate it 360 degrees. The case itself is of a nice quality, and of course the kitten has a loveable rating of 10. Everything lines up where it should, the case shuts nice and securely and it has an overall robust feel to it.

In all honesty though, I would have preferred the background to be a different colour. Perhaps the manufacturer would consider providing each kitten motif with a couple of different background colours to choose from. I wanted this particular kitten motif, but its grey background is a little drab. The only thing saving it is the overall ridiculous cuteness level of the kitten with its perplexed little face. 4½ stars


Fall (Cold Mark Book 1)
Fall (Cold Mark Book 1)
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Cold Mark Saga" book 1, 5 Oct. 2014
When a tsunami devastates a village on the watery world of Joyal, they make the decision to randomly sent 600 of their brightest and most resilient off world. Surely in a devastated society hoping to rebuild, you'd want the useful people around? Much is also made of how peacefully they live, yet heroine Braita Valorn is only 18 and already fully combat trained.

Braita is taken to the planet Triaz along with 299 of her people. Arriving on the warrior planet, she is soon made aware that she is considered nothing more than a slave, and a lowly female at that. When the warrior Mian display a gruesome test to ascertain which of the human males are worthy to serve as their slaves, she proves that she may be small, but she's fast and skilled enough with a sword to stay alive against a horde of alien warriors.

There were a few holes in the plot, but overall I thought this author displayed potential; creating some interesting characters and landing the heroine in several unexpected situations. This is a short read though; 8 chapters in total and it reads far more like the scene setting chapters of a novel than a novella. Just as the scene is set and the main characters introduced and developed somewhat, the story line annoyingly just stops.


Umiwe(TM) Eco Shopping Bag Foldable Cat-Black With Umiwe Accessory Peeler
Umiwe(TM) Eco Shopping Bag Foldable Cat-Black With Umiwe Accessory Peeler
Offered by Umiwe-Direct
Price: £1.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A purr-sonal favourite, 5 Oct. 2014
I'm a fan of foldable bags; finding them handy to leave in my handbag and use when I pop into my local shop. I'm more inclined to buy the amusing types; those that fold into fruits and animals; hence this purchase.

It's no secret I'm a massive cat lover, so my first question was `Why am I only just buying this now?' The blue bag has a vibrancy to it that will brighten up a bleak day, whilst when folded away, it takes on the appearance of a friendly, squidgy cat face. That said, when this bag is folded into `cat face mode' it is black and can therefore at times be difficult to find in the cavernous depths of my handbag. It's sturdy and durable and has already lugged several boxes of cat food without issue plus that little cat face always makes me smile.


The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld: Book 10) by Gena Showalter ( 2013 ) Paperback
The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld: Book 10) by Gena Showalter ( 2013 ) Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Lords of the Underworld" series book 10, 30 Sept. 2014
Kane is normally a man of his word; yet when the Keeper of Disaster makes a promise in exchange for freedom from his torture in Hell, he has no intention of carrying it out. His rescuer; a half human/Fae whom he labels Tinkerbell wants him to kill her, but Kane won't see anyone harm a hair on her head.

There are a trio of prophecies surrounding Kane and his future, but none of them involve Tink; the woman he knows he can't have or even stay close to as Disaster has taken a particular dislike to her. Tink (aka Josephina) has a number of powerful enemies; the majority being her royal Fae family. An illegitimate daughter, she is the designated blood slave of Princess Synda. The keeper of Irresponsibility; Synda is thoughtless and reckless whilst it is Tink that has to endure her punishments.

Although there is plenty going on plot wise, I found this book far more cohesive than the chaotic book 9. The romance between Kane and Tink is a massive part of the plot, and each becomes intimately acquainted with the pain the other has endured in the past. The verbal sparring is great; not only between Kane and Tink, but also pretty much any conversation William is involved in. He and his children (the 4 horseman of the Apocalypse) have large parts in this book, but their involvement results in an unexpected and shocking event. I'm back to loving this series and look forward to book 11 "The Darkest Touch" due for publication in November.


Magic Rises (Kate Daniels Book 6)
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels Book 6)
Price: £4.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Kate Daniels" series book 6, 26 Sept. 2014
Kate and her Beast Lord lover Curran face a whole new type of threat to their relationship when they travel abroad on a mission to guard a pregnant shape shifter in exchange for a herbal/magical concoction that can alleviate the chances of shape shifters turning loup and having to be destroyed. Of course it's a trap, but the local shape shifters have no idea what Kate is capable of. They see only a puny human woman, but Kate eventually gets to prove to them all just how tough she really is.

Kate has no problems with the thought of fighting the shape shifters that hate her, yet she's got to remain diplomatic and not jeopardise the Pack's chance of obtaining the much sought after but scarce and hideously expensive drug that can alleviate loupism. What she isn't prepared for is the appearance of an enemy who knows who her father is and a winsome werewolf princess who displays too much interest in Curran.

This series continues to thrill with its engaging characters and action packed plots. There are a couple of surprising twists, the introduction of some enigmatic but clearly powerful individuals and the unexpected and heart-breaking loss of a character I initially didn't think much of but grew to like.


Dark Skye (The Immortals After Dark Series Book 14)
Dark Skye (The Immortals After Dark Series Book 14)
Price: £6.64

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Immortals After Dark" series book 15, 26 Sept. 2014
I always think that KC couldn't possibly create a pair of leading lovers that I love more than those found in her last book, but she does it again. Considering the history already between Melanthe (Lanthe); a sorceress dubbed Queen of Persuasion, and a man considered a mortal enemy of her race; Prince Thronos Talos of the Vrekeners, their chance of a HEA appears miniscule. Yet KC weaves a thrilling plot in which both finally admit their feelings for each other and uncover the truth of their pasts.

In addition to a fabulous romance, there is an absolutely cracker of a subplot revealed which could affect every single supernatural race. Featuring Nix; this is only a small chapter in the overall plot, but it is definitely an OMG moment, followed by a second slightly smaller OMG when a particular character makes an appearance. This author not only entertains me, she continues to surprise me with her characters and plot lines. "Dark Skye" may be the fifteenth book in the series, but it's still as sharp and fresh as book 1.


Chosen (The Warrior Chronicles, 1)
Chosen (The Warrior Chronicles, 1)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars "Warrior Chronicles" book 1, 26 Sept. 2014
When a young foreign woman is found near death, the local population have no idea how impactful she will be to their very way of life. For over a year Shanti has been on the run from her enemies. Those she loves have died to keep her alive, whilst both her own warrior skills and mind powers prove deadly in a fight. Shanti is The Chosen of her people, prophesied to unite her decimated tribe and defeat an enemy intent on using her powers to create a new race of super warriors to help in his subjugation of the world.

There is a good level of sword and sorcery as Shanti dives head first into a number of battles; leaving the men around her agog that a woman could display such skill and not wilt away like a delicate flower when on the battlefield. Shanti also manages to take a group of rookie recruits and unleash some unexpected potential. She is a gripping character; powerful but isolated and facing a strong enemy alone. When she meets the city's ruler Cayan she immediately is aware that he has mental abilities almost powerful enough to match hers; yet untrained he could be used as a weapon against her or as breeding stock by her enemy.

There are snippets of romance but I was left wondering at times if Cayan was really attracted to Shanti, or just thought that she was worth seducing because she has become so integral to the survival of his own people. That aside, their relationship is multidimensional with unexpected moments of humour as Cayan tries to understand Shanti, whilst she revels in behaving as shockingly as possible in his rather repressed society. Shanti's relationships with a number of guards are also a mix of sweet, sass and growing respect; particularly the recruits she decides to train. Overall I found this to be a thoroughly entertaining fantasy adventure. Unfortunately at this time any further books are still works in progress.


Virgin (The Cat Star Chronicles)
Virgin (The Cat Star Chronicles)
Price: £4.74

4.0 out of 5 stars "Cat Star Chronicles" series book 7, 19 Sept. 2014
It's been quite a few years since I read this series; wrongly assuming book 6 was a definite conclusion when the person responsible for the almost total destruction of the Zetithian race was unmasked and revenge exacted.

In this book, Dax takes the lead role. He's under pressure to find a mate and produce lots of cute babies to help re-establish the Zetithian race, yet he's never found himself attracted to anyone. But he cannot fight his immediate response to a young waitress he meets and finds himself willing to help.

Ava is in need of transportation off planet, and Dax is the knight in shining armour that can help her escape an abusive ex-boyfriend and find sanctuary with another ex. Yet as they journey through space Ava begins to question her decision, and soon it appears she has no choice but to pay a visit to her father's homeworld in the hopes of securing a more peaceful future.

Although it takes a little time for Ava and Dax to admit their attraction to each other, they are soon making up for lost time. In fact I'm surprised they actually accomplish what they do in this book when they spend so much time bouncing off each other's various body parts. Despite the over abundance of sex scenes, there is still plenty of plot and some great secondary characters. The dialogue is sharp plus there is a good degree of humour as Ava, Dax and a number of their alien shipmates interact. "Virgin" has reawakened my interest in this series, and I'll be checking out the other books available.


The Dragon's Queen (Dragon Lords Book 9)
The Dragon's Queen (Dragon Lords Book 9)
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Dragon Lords" series book 9, 19 Sept. 2014
Although the ninth book of this series, "The Dragon's Queen" is actually a prequel detailing the courtship of the parents of the dragon lords. I was a huge fan of the "Dragon Lords" and "Lords of Var" series, but think I may have OD'd somewhat and became disinterested in the prevalent theme of a reluctant bride battling her attraction to a hunky shape shifting warrior whilst adapting to life on a barbarian world. I'm not going to lie. The formula remains exactly the same; however there is a slight twist as the leading lady is a native shape shifting dragon who has also trained to become a warrior.

Lady Medellyn (aka Mede) is sick of the attention she gets as a unique native female. Every male that meets her is convinced their crystal will glow confirming her as their destined mate. Mede has no such indicator; having elected to destroy her own crystal years earlier and hopes to never marry.

Even before Prince Llyr was old enough for his crystal to glow in the presence of Mede, he has known that she was the one for him. Wanting to convince her that they have a connection without a crystal having to glow, he hides his own crystal and attempts to woo a woman who is more eager to run into a fight than into his arms.

Mede is a feisty entertaining heroine who proves to have the potential to become legendary in the shape shifting world. The plot is fairly steady with moments of action followed by periods of inactivity but the verbal exchanges between Mede and Llyr entertain throughout.


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