Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Education of Caroline by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

What is the book about?
This book is the sequel to The Education or Sebastian. After ten years Caroline and Sebastian meet up again. Caroline now the successful journalist she wanted to be, and writing under pen name Lee Venzi, has been assigned to a dangerous task. She was assigned journalize the military and the current war. Sebastian, Chief Hunter is more the opposite of the sweet and innocent boy he used to be. He has grown to be a hardcore Marine with Intel specialties. During a military training,   emotions begin to collide and sparks begin to fly as Sebastian and Caroline try another hand at their relationship. The road to love seems a little rocky and their path is unsteady. Uncertainty is in the air, will they fall back in love or will their past and present obstacles destroy the love they are trying to work at rekindling.

My Rant:
The sequel is just as thrilling and exhilarating as the first book. The Education of Caroline completely takes my breath away.  The book was such an easy read I hated to put it down. In the sequel Caroline and Sebastian are reunited and just when you think the sparks are going to fly you find out that there is a burst of emotional anguish instead. After years of hoping and wishing Caroline would find him, Sebastian lost hope and enlisted in the Marines. What seems to be a heart broken child turned into a cold, emotionless womanizing man who was still mercifully in love with Caroline. After several soul wrenching arguments and disagreement Caroline and Chief Hunter decided to give their relationship another try but they decided that they were going to take it one day at a time.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Education of Sebastian by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

What is the book about?

Carolina Wilson has been unhappily married to her husband David for years.  Her life has been an every day routine of being the model military wife that is constantly conforming to her husband demands in order to limit the amount of anguish in their marriage until she meets the wonderful and sexy Sebastian. Sebastian teaches her to love and receive love and to dream about her future so that she can chase and pursue after her wants and needs. He was the complete opposite of David. He believed in her and that’s all she needed to fall head over heels in love with him and he loves her but they cannot fully be together until she gets a divorce and he turns 18. As their secret begins to rear its head and the truth about their relationship is exposed, Carolina must choose love or do what she vowed never to do, break Sebastian’s heart.

My Rant:

The education of Sebastian was breathtakingly erotic and exhilarating! I was completely drawn into this book from the first page. The story just flowed with ease. I got attached to the characters especially Carolina.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Constantine ( Book # 2 in Siren Breeders Series) by Marata Eros

Genre: Dark Erotica

Author Synopsis: CONSTANTINE is the sequel to EMBER of The Siren Breeders series.

Constantine is enraptured by a female for the first time who is under his charge. Ember, princess of the Mer, was to be bred in a rite without her prior knowledge. When Con discovers this, he murders her brother Desmond.

Running from the Warriors of the Mer and desparate to evade capture, Con finds himself hopping from one battle to the next in avoidance and loses an unwilling Ember in the process.

High Demon males also seek breeding females and when an unlikely discovery of a part-demon female falls into their lap, they're not above taking what should not be theirs, even when the consequence is death or worse.

Can Constantine rescue Ember and consume the fire that burns between them? Will the High Demons who seek breeders abide by their own laws or sink into the debauchery of lust and power?

My Rant: Constantine was one of my favorite characters in the Druid Breeders Series because he was the ultimate bad guy no one seen coming, not even me. He captured my heart in his torturous ways. But what made him appealing was that he had a constant struggle to be the perfect mate even though he was ruthless, conniving and most of all selfish. But as a reader you grow to love him any way because he had that bad boy sex appeal. Which I must admit I cannot deny. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Book News: Cover Reveal for Brolach Novel #1 in the Demon Breeders Series by Marara Eros

It is here the cover to Brolach (Demon Breeder) and boy is it hot....... !

Brolach, book #1 in the Demon Breeders series is scheduled to be released in February 2013. For more information on the Demon Breeders or  Author Marata Eros please visit her on her Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

Interview with Gemma James, Author of Ultimatum Book #1 in the Devils Kiss Series.

A couple of weeks ago Ms. Gemma asked me to review her book Ultimatum which is book #1 in the Devil’s Kiss series, and boy was it quite the read.  I liked the book so much that I wanted her to stop by the blog to get more insight about her and her upcoming projects. 

Click Here to read my review on Ultimatum. 

Crystal: Gemma thank you for stopping by I am so happy you were able to join us. I wanted my readers to get to know you better so why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Gemma: I live in Oregon with my husband and our four kids. I love to drive to the ocean often, even in the middle of the night. I have a weakness for chocolate and Dr. Pepper. I don’t watch much TV, except for the occasional Netflix marathon. I’m also a part-time student, which makes juggling family, writing, and school really difficult.

Crystal When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ember By Marata Eros

Genre: Dark Erotica

What is this book about?

In the original Druid Breeders series you are left with Con’s demise in the hands of the Mer. The author hit rewinding and we are back Con and the Mer. Ember begins with a test of Cons loyalty to the Mer Prince and Princess. Since Con is a mixed breed his heritage made for an excellent warrior but his mixed blood warred with each other to gain dominance over his actions which maid Con unpredictable. The Mer are in search of their maidens so that they can protect and breed with them to strengthen their numbers in their clan. They elicit the help of a mix breed, Con to gain tactical advantage of a waging war. While in search of the maidens they also encounter another mixed breed Brandon. What they did not expect was the uncertainty of Cons mixed heritage that threaten his alliance to them and the safety of their Princess Ember, and the threat posed by new enemy breeders that step onto the scene who are ready to battle for the breeders they feel are their own since their one and only goal is to breed.

My Rant:

Loved it. Ms. Marata starts the story off with kick butt action with amazing battle scenes. Con is flexing his muscles showing the Mer what he is capable of and my heart starts palpitating with anticipation.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

A Beautiful Lie By T. E Sivec

Genre: Romantic Suspense

What is the book about?

Two friends (Garrett and Parker) set out to uncover the truth about the death of their closes friend Milo and during their mission it turns out that everything is not what it seems. What they believe to be the truth turns out to be a lie, because everyone has secrets.  Friendships are put to the test while they proceed to search for answers and uncover untruths that change the coarse of their lives forever.

My Rant:

I completely loved this book and was drawn into the story immediately. There were so many twist and turns in the story that I was never bored with the plot. The author keeps you engaged. Throughout the book I experienced a flutter of emotions. I laughed and cried and laughed and cried some more. The author takes you on this journey of Parker, Garret and Milo. The story is told in the past and present and from multiple points of views.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Beautiful Lie Blog Tour

Release Date: January 3, 2013

Book Blurb:

He saw her first, but his friend made the move.

She settled for the safer choice, but her heart knew the truth.

They love, they crave, they lie.
Garrett McCarthy, Annabelle Parker, and Milo Roberts were as close as friends could get. They shared in each other's joy during graduations, promotions, and engagements. They consoled one another through heartache and loss.

When one of the friend's life is tragically cut short, it's up to the two left behind to pick up the pieces and find out the truth - no matter the cost. As they slowly start to uncover the nature of his deception, and the very powerful people behind it, they begin to question everyone and everything, even themselves.

Everyone has secrets - some do it for love while others do it for power. Those secrets can change perceptions, alter reality and sometimes destroy lives.

What do you do when you find out your whole life has been a lie?

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Druid Breeders Series (Books 1-3) by Marata Eros ( Free on Amazon as of 1/5/2013)

The Druid Breeders Series, Books 1-3, Volume One
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What is this series about?

Hot alpha males with a desire to breed and protect the Druids. Need I say more? Lol. I stumbled across these books by accident. Reaper, the first book in the series happen to be on Amazon for free and I thought hey this would be a quick read since I wanted to satisfy my reading crave with a short book so that I wouldn't feel so committed. I glanced at the size of the book and thought to myself that this would be an easy read before I went to sleep. I was so wrong. Druid Breeders completely captured me.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ultimatum By Gemma James

What is this book about?

The book is about a mother (Kayla) that has embezzled money from the company she worked for in order to provide a life saving treatment for her daughter. Her Boss Gage always had his sights set on Kayla and given that Kayla was stealing from him gave him the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the situation by making Kayla his slave.

My Rant:

This book was dark, short and sweet. I liked the fact that the author got straight to the point of the story by setting the stage early. The story starts out with Gage informing Kayla that he found out that she was stealing from him and he was offering her an ultimatum.

Kayla: Do I have a Choice?

Gage: Of course, just as you have the option of backing out of our agreement whenever you wish. That’s the beauty of this the choice is yours”

Books Completed in 2012

2012, I tried to make my goal of 100 books. Unfortunately I did not make the goal but I came close and along the way I have read some amazing books.

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Crystal has read 49 books toward her goal of 100 books.

Dance with the Devil


Troubles and Treats
The Education of Sebastian
The Education of Caroline
Keeping Secrets in Seattle
A Shade of Vampire
Down for the Count
Down and Dirty
The Burning Time

My 2012 Favorite Books

Seduction and Snacks
Comfort Food
Seven Day Loan
Hearts in Darkness
The Taming of Serge Dumont
Breaking Dawn
Lover Unbound

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