Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Robbin' Hearts series by Diane J. Reed

She is also an awesome writer, 'Robin in the Hood' by Diane J. Reed is the first book I've read of her, it's cool, fun and it will make you laugh too. I met her on fb, and the second author I spoke/ chatted with. Then her second book 'Stone of Thieves' is also awesome which was released in June this year.It was generous of her to provide me a signed copy. The third book 'Sherwood's End' which is WIP will be released soon, which I can't wait to read.

"There's a little magic and outlaw in all of us, especially when it comes to finding true love."

So, here's my reviews: 

Review of Robin in the Hood

Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1)Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Robin McArthur thought she had her life all figured it out how she wanted, until her father Royle McArtur suffers from a stroke. Her life what she thought crumbles and she learns her father is in dept and they are broke. She loses her loyal BFF: cold, hard cash . To escape form all the debt collectors Robin decides to flee along with her father where no one could find them and end up in backwoods trailer park. When she decided to flee the hospital her journey started as an outlaw.
I just loved the story it's beautiful. I loved all characters. I loved Robin's wits, she made me laugh. Her first bank robbing or should we say charity case. Her thinking is hilarious. Diane kept the character of Robin like a teenager and not exaggerate it. Robin's behavior and mind set were like they should be that's what connected with me. There robbery in Cincinnati kept me on edge. I was happy they got succeeded after the obstacles but it just went down the drain when they reached Turtle Shore which was sad. I felt the thrill of there every escapes and felt the emotion of Robin, I want to do the same things she wanted about the situations and let me feel what Robin felt which left me enjoying her journey and the story. And the fact I loved about the story that luck is actually with Robin from beginning when her robbery/charity case then her real robbery in Cincinnati about her knowing the vault code. Her birthday wish OMG! I was laughing out loud, when she found out her birthday date was also a lie till now.
Dear Lord, I prayed from the bottom of my heart- I snuck a peek at my dad again, only to see him turn his face and study the ground.
Please help us get enough money to save Brandi.
And keep me away from sharp objects near my dad.
Or else I swear to you, I'm gonna go straight to Hell for burying him.

She also found people in Turtle Shore who loved her no matter what and she found herself a family she craved for. They all took care of each other.
Another fact I loved is main characters didn't deny their attractions for each other and just embraced it. They didn't deny what they felt which is sweet. Falling for someone can be easy, it doesn't always have to complicated with characters fighting their feelings. Loved Creek because he ain't afraid to love someone again after his heart being broken.
His personality is awesome, he taught her true wealth was found in people's hearts not in their pocketbooks , well not only his but Robin's also, her journey to grow responsible and Creek guiding her through her journey. To do anything for their loved ones and keep them happy and safe, even defying law, which is the main theme of the story.
There's a little magic & outlaw in all of us, especially when it comes to finding true love
The writing is nice, is not fast nor slow the Author Diane just ease you into story and engulf you in the story. There is romance, adventure and the quirky characters, they will make you laugh. Loved everything!
Great story!! and enjoyed reading, completed in one day. A must read book.

Review of Stone of Thieves 

Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2)Stone of Thieves by Diane J. Reed
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*I was provided PB copy of the book for an honest review by the author.*
Stone of Thieves is second book in Robbin's Heart series and it is standalone. But you should read the first one also to know how Robin's journey started.
"Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?"
But she never dreamed she'd fall in love..."

You will wonder how she became a Bandit or Gypsy Queen and her journey in falling in love.
This book is AMAZING!!! She never thought her life will change within three months, from being Robin McArthur to Robin McCracken to Rubina de Bargona.
Robin and lupo bianco Creek are on a journey to Venice to find Alessia, Robin's mom, so Creek can have her whole complete heart and she can have closure. Both with broken of pieces heart helping each other to mend and be one, completely together.
"In healing you Robin, I heal myself," he breathes. "I don't know where that bastard asshole is who killed my mom. And maybe I'll never know. But if I can make one woman's life better, to prove to her that love can be okay, that it doesn't have to hurt and it can last forever, well then maybe I can prove that to me, too.

Imagine E for C. C+R
It is an amazing journey to find the lost love of mother-daughter, bringing her mother back to home to her father who always kept Alessia in his heart and overcoming curse of Stone of Thieves. And it was hell of a journey, thrilling adventures kept me on edge but Robin's wit saved from getting heart attacks(if not true, as I wouldn't be writing this ;)lol). Thanks! to Author for mercy.
...,but Creek grabs me before I can slide to my death on a Venetian Street below.
"S-Stop right there!" I command, holding up a quivering hand and feeling like my heart is about to halt.
"H-How do I know you're not a ghost? How can you possibly be alive?"

Love can overcome any obstacle, curse and powerful vengeance. I loved the whole journey. Robin found her heart, her mother and her whole family, now it's Creek who have to do the same and I can't wait to know what is going to happen and excited to know an end to the magical journey of finding true love.

It's a must read. I completed in eight hours (yes I counted, not counting in sleeping hours. Now, I don't know what to with myself, I'm looking forward for third book. <3
 Warning: The second book is intended for 17+ readers.

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Monday, 22 September 2014

Review of Coral and Bones by Tiffany Daune

Coral & BoneCoral & Bone by Tiffany Daune
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay! This story is AWESOME!!!! aAAHHAHAH!!!
This is have been on my phone for few weeks and have wanted to read it but somethings came here and there and I was just able to read first chapter and at that time to the story sucked me in. I started it again to finish and I devoured the whole story in eight hours, yeah I tend to count :P
The story was from Halen's and Tage's POV. From the beginning as told earlier the story hooked me. The details were vivid, and I was feeling it was me in place of Haelen and watching from outside too.The scene in 1st chap, where she could hear every single thing with super hearing. I felt every emotions, I was connected to Haelen and bound to her; her anger, the feeling of betrayal. I so wanted to hurl Huron against a wall, lol. I lived the whole story.
I loved all characters, they all were different and can't resist them. Dax(Water boy), Tage, Ezra, Catch (found him cute :D), Pepper, Nelia, Taeser (The big Teddy Bear) and Lina. They all were awesome!
From Tage's POV we got to know more secrets but not much was revealed. I shed some tear when she went into Trance.
This story was a whole roller coaster ride which I'm far from being off yet, I so want to read what happens next. It had suspense, mystery, thriller and curve balls that got me.
And the last scene was spooky and I'm scared for Haelen, which you gotta find out. It's a definitely a must read!!! and I'm craving to read second book in the series and the whole series!!!

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Friday, 5 September 2014

Rising Series by Holly Kelly

Hi! Today I'm telling about a new author I've found, well a month ago but I read her books: Rising and Descending and bam one more author in my fav list and I'd read any of their without reading synopsis.
I won those book in a giveaway, I think two months ago. You could find 'Rising' free on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles (don't know about other sites). 
These both comes in NA genre and they are clean and addictive. 
I completed both books in three days, I couldn't think any other thing other than what's going to happen. 
Ooooh!!! It's Rising's One Year Anniversary and there is giveaway's going on, just click Here and Join.

My reviews for

1. Rising 

Rising (Rising, #1)Rising by Holly Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm speeeechless, I don't know what to say. The story not only got me hooked in the first chapter but it got better, awesome and mind blowing. I didn't read the synopsis but the tag line got me and I wanted to know more as the cover to tagline captured my attention.
The story is just WoW!!! I'm having this big grin on my face just thinking about the whole adventure and mystery.
It has POV's of different characters, just to give slight glimpse to some clues and have you glued to the story.
Xanthus!! Aaaahhh! OMG!! He is just awesomest awesome and my new book boyfriend. Just thinking about has me grinning. He is so freaking sweet and in love with Sara, which is adorable. In beginning he tried/thought to kill her but he couldn't, Of course he couldn't!
"Sagana po parant poli mi landana, patdrép ma?"
It's in Atlantis language, which you will find out once you read it said by Xanthus to Sara.
I first disliked Sara's mother for being so rude, but after getting to know her I can understand Sara saying she loved her mother but couldn't live with her,lol., I like her now.
"Sara Elizabeth Taylor, don't listen to that fish in the mud. A morning swim is good for you."
She made me laugh and her antics are sometimes funny.
I've not started second book, I'd have but I would have mixed somethings from the second part in this review, otherwise I'd have just started after I finished reading Rising.
I'm looking forward to know more about Nicole and Triton (Sara's parents)in Descending if I'm guessing correct.
This is definitely a must read!!!!!

2. Descending

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Descending (Rising, #2)Descending by Holly Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay! could this get any better?, well that's not a question at all. It wasn't better it was AWESOME BABY!!! I don't know any awesome word other than awesome,lol.
OMG!!!!!!!! I don't have words. Author Holly Kelly have left me speechless again and I'm much more in love with this series after reading Descending. This is a definitely a must read. I always say this at the end but I'm going to add a spoiler in the end, so you may want to stop(it's in the last parah). This book and the series is awesome and I'm 100% sure everyone will also love when they will read this. I mainly try not to write spoilers but I just can't, I think stomach without bursting out to anyone near me, who is totally clueless about what I'm talking about.
This story is about Gretchen and Kyros best friends of Sara and Xanthus. If you have read the first book you will be craving to know more about Sara and Xanthus, you will not miss them at all in this and to see them from someone else's POV.
I so much enjoyed this, you will find me gushing about everything and everyone except Wicked witch(or mermaid) Aella.
Sara learning to be part of sea world,lol.
Kyros frowned, looking at the tubes in Xanthus's hands. "You really need to teach your mermaid the difference between pod juice and sea-slug repellent."
Xanthus is and will always be Awesomest awesome!!!.
You're fool if you think husbands can be happy with a miserable wife. Do you think you could be happy knowing Gretchen was unhappy."
Obviously this story is about Gretchen and Kyros but I can't help not to write about Sara and Xanthus.
I liked Gretchen in Rising but I love her now. She is strong-headed, independent woman who wouldn't take a darn(excuse my language) from any one with a beautiful heart. She had me when she threatened that man. She nailed it!
"Mr. Tollman," she whispered,"you may have won this, but if you hurt your daughter again, you will regret it. You might as well take a gun and put a bullet in your head."
She is fierce and made laugh too.
Gretchen frowned. She had no idea why Sara catered to the ornery gorilla.
Then there is Kyros, whom I didn't liked in the beginning as he accused Sara to bewitch Xanthus, but he was just looking out for his best friend. He have proved he is a loyal friend in Rising. He is amazing and so perfect for Gretchen; and their banters, lol.
"Don't worry,"he said "This is child's play. Gotta go." He shot through the water, heading straight for the beast.
Gretchen didn't know what kind of childhood he had, but it couldn't have been a good one.

I could go on and on and on, I loved so many things. My guess in Rising was so wrong,lol. I got unexpected and that's the best surprise. And I so didn't expected Gretchen to be mermaid!! (bam the spoiler) when I stared reading.
I couldn't wait for the third book, fourth and many more. I've to wait patiently, very, very patiently......

So, don't forget to join the Giveaway, you may have chance to win Signed PB's of both books and many other prizes. Also Rising is free.

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