1/5/17

Book Review | Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Dreamfever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever #4

Age: Adult

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Source: eBook

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Synopsis: 
MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest—and most erotically charged—adventure of her life.

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.…

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.

My Rating: 


My Thoughts:
Let me just say that I am loving this series! With each book there's something new and drastic happening and the cliffhangers make you want to dive right into the book. Such amazing writing, characters and world. I love it!

Mac has been through hell and back in this book -- literally. Being taken by LM and turning into a fae sex addict was crazy. It pissed me off! This fourth Unseelie prince is a damn mystery (until the next book). She is strong, sarcastic and still becoming the woman she needs to become. I love her! She knows how to stand her ground, dig for clues and kickass when she needs to. I was so happy that she finally got a chance to learn more about her mother and heritage.

Jericho is just freaking amazing. I've concluded that I love him over V'lane. He doesn't sugar coat things and he keeps it real with Mac, but still hides a few things from her. I'm still curious to know what the hell he happens to be because he damn sure ain't human and neither is his crew.

The budding romance that's brewing between Jericho and Mac is freaking hot! First off, this sex crazed state she was in and how he indulged it to help her was HOT!!! I love them two together. They are the complete opposite, but at the same time they are the same. They truly complete one another and I can't wait to see more of them when they finally admit their damn feelings for each other instead of playing these stupid "Ms. Lane" and "Barrons" game.

I love Christian and Dani. They are just phenomenal secondary characters for me. They keep this book full of drama, humor and excitment for me.

V'lane is a mystery for me now. I used to love him over Jericho, but he just seems to be doing too much with too many people for a Seelie prince. Something ain't right with him and now that he can't use his "death-by-sex" powers on Mac he definitely pulls on the charm and friendliness hard. Something definitely is up with him.

Lord Master aka LM, named Darrco, is a devious freaking man. He's mortal, but used to be fae and he plays dirty when it comes to getting Mac's attention. He definitely has some layers to him, but I hated what he allowed those damn Unseelie princes do to her.

This damn book that everyone wants is freaking aggravating as hell. I hate this damn book. I like that it can go from human to human to move itself, but why the heck does it have to be so damn reckless in killing almost everyone. I hate this damn book and want it burned...just saying.

That ending!!! Who the heck did she help kill?! What was that beast? What is really going on? Where the hell did Christian go? So many unanswered questions...I need those answers now and will be reading Shadowfever asap.

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1/4/17

Book Review | Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Faefever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever #3

Age: Adult

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: September 16, 2008

Publisher: Dell

Source: eBook

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Synopsis: 
He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too.

When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil that it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shapeshifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, a lethal Fae prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man of deadly secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
I just can't deal with these endings!!! These cliffhangers are killing me. Man oh man, so much has happened. Poor Dublin has been taken over and now Mac is stuck between the Unseelie Princes and the Lord Master. I cannot deal! I'm going to need Jericho to get out of his ass and allow himself to feel emotion. I don't care if he's immortal, he's a gotdamn jerk. V'lane is freaking hot and I love how he really wants Mac because she refuses him. This whole buildup finally came to its peak, but I feel like there is a little more to come. Too excited for this series!!

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1/3/17

Book Review | Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Bloodfever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever #2

Age: Adult

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: October 16, 2007

Publisher: Dell

Source: eBook

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Synopsis: 
I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets...

In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
This series is starting to become a real favorite of mine. I love the characters and story. It's action packed, drama filled and humorous. I enjoyed the romance and how smooth it was, nothing to heavy. The buildup is intense and keeps you wanting to read more and see what happens next.

MacKayla aka Mac is still a spitfire. I love how sassy she is and how bold she has become. She's holding her ground more around Barrons and she's doing what she feels is right to survive. I loved seeing how she views life compared to the others. She knew there was a gray area while everyone else saw black & white. I love how great she is becoming at killing the fae and her survival skills. I love Mac so much.

Jericho Barrons is a character that I'm starting to love, but still feel suspicious of. He is definitely a full on dominant male and I like that about him. I love his powers, but I wonder if it's because he's been eating dark fae or some other reasons. I like that Jericho is falling for Mac, but doesn't allow himself to really act on. I think it's cute.

The romance that is brewing between Mac and Jericho is freaking adorable. I love that scene after they killed the "vampire" -- that was hot and cute. I cannot believe how hard they try not to like each other, but I just think it's not possible with them being around each other 24/7. I'm ready to see them really be together or at least acknowledge their growing feelings for one another and not when Mac is in danger.

V'lane, the fae prince, is freaking funny and reckless. He's so used to women falling for him with and without his powers of sex, but when it comes to Mac he fails tremendously. I enjoy watching him learn to truly be friends with Mac. He's definitely nonchalant and rude, but I guess that's by nature of how he views humans.

I'm definitely intrigued by Rowena and Lord Master. I can't wait to learn more about them. I also would like to know what they heck Jericho is and who has this damn book. How do Jericho and V'lane know each other and why did Jericho tell Mac to pick one or the other? That ending made me cringe because it left me hanging. Definitely grabbing Faefever right away.

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1/2/17

Book Review | Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Darkfever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever #1

Age: Adult

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Source: eBook

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Synopsis: 
"My name is MacKayla, Mac for short. I'm a sidhe-seer, one who sees the Fae, a fact I accepted only recently and very reluctantly.

My philosophy is pretty simple - any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book. I haven't had many good days lately. Not since the walls between Man and Fae came down. But then, there's not a sidhe-seer alive who's had a good day since then."


When MacKayla's sister was murdered, she left a single clue to her death, a cryptic message on Mac's cel phone. Journeying to Ireland in search of answers, Mac is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to master a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysteriou Jericho...while at the same time, the ruthless V'lane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. As the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: to find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control both worlds in their hands.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
I definitely enjoyed this book. I was hoping to give it 5 stars, but for the first book in a long series it was definitely amazing. I loved the paranormal aspect and the various caste of the dark faes. The action, though minimal, definitely had me on the edge of my set ready and waiting for more. The buildup in this book was insane, so I have pretty high hopes for the rest of the books.

MacKayla aka Mac is a spitfire even though she is naive and easily frightened. I love how she always stood her ground against the fae and Jericho. She always thought she lived a normal life, but with Alina's, her sister, death she learned that she is far from the norm. She is a human with the ability to see the fae for what they are and can find objects of power that were created by the fae. She has gone to Ireland to search for her sister's murderer, but in turn, she found a world she wish she didn't. No matter the obstacles thrown at her, she found a way to overcome them and found a way to get answers. I can't wait to see her grow within this series and become a kickass fae killer.

Jericho Barrons is a mystery and a hot one at that. I'm not sure if I still truly trust him because he keeps so many secrets and has Mac going on these crazy "quests" for his own need and greed. I love that he does protect her from being killed, but I also hate how he threatens her. I think he is probably growing some type of feelings for her, but continues to push her away. Jericho is a coldhearted bastard, but at the same time I'm not sure if he's all that mean.

V'lane, the fae prince aka the god of sex, is one hot, annoying character. I think he is ruthless in how he uses his power on woman. I mean he instantly makes a woman horny because he just exudes sex. I hated all his encounters with Mac because he didn't care how far she went around him. I mean he even almost took it too far in public with her. I definitely want to see more of him and hopefully in a more friendly light, but I think he's a great character to interact with Mac no matter how crazy and ruthless he is.

I loved all the drama with the various dark faes, the vampire and the Lord Master. I'm totally interested in reading Bloodfever because that ending was insane! I need to know more about Mac's true family lineage. I need to know more about Jericho and how he and prince V'lane know each other. Who the hell had the Sinsar Dubh? Just so many questions and I need them answered.

Definitely an awesome paranormal fae read.

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1/1/17

Book Review | Kingpin by Lili St. Germain

Title: Kingpin

Author: Lili St. Germain

Series: Cartel #2

Age: Adult

Genres: Dark Romance, Erotica

Publication Date: January 1, 2016

Publisher: HaperCollins

Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis: 
The second scorching novel in the USA Today bestselling Cartel trilogy from the smash-hit author Lili St Germain.

They say love conquers all.

It's a lie.

Five days a week, I dressed in smart business clothes. I painted my face, and went to work as an accountant. But nothing about my life was normal.

For eight years I had been the property of the Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club. I laundered their money so well they'd never let me leave. My only glimmer of light was the man I loved. The man who had saved me.

Dornan.

His love had been the only thing that kept the demons at bay. But he'd become so immersed in the cartel's brutal business that I hardly knew him anymore.

Dornan had been my salvation, but he was also my undoing.

Would he pull me down into the darkness until he destroyed me? Could I save him?

Did I even want to?
 

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
Amazing read. Had all the excitement and drama I was looking for, but there was also a third guy thrown into the romance that made me feel iffy. The characters are still as dynamic and explosive as ever.

Mariana has been with the Gypsy Brothers and Emilio for nine years even though she has paid her father's debt. She is stuck forever with them because of her accounting skills. Mariana was still as sassy as ever and much more aware of everything going on around her. She was a strong girl. I loved that she was never truly naive to her situation and those around her. She made friends and had her enemies. She is definitely spunky and I'm looking forward to seeing a more devious side of her.

Dornan is amazing in his own strange way. I hate how he treats Mariana even though he loves her. Sometimes I loved him and other times he freaked me out. The whole situation with Steph and his son Jason was freaking insane. I mean I knew he was ruthless, but damn. He definitely is Emilio's son, no doubt about it. I feel bad because he slowly becoming like his father who he didn't want to be like. Not to mention he himself has six -- correction, seven boys who are looking at him and his father.

The romance is definitely one twisted one. Mariana is still a slave to Dornan and Emilio, but she's in love with Dornan and vice versa. It's one fucked up situation. I loved all the sex they had, but I hated when Dornan got upset and went to hard on literally. It pissed me off how he was becoming more and more abusive. I totally started to hate him, but with John thrown in the mix to spice things up I was intrigued. Mariana loved Dornan, started to fear him and turned towards John.

John, who is Dornan's best friend and President of Gypsy Brothers, has always had a thing for Mariana, but sat in the back keeping watching. Now he's become bold and decided to really reach out to help her. In doing so, he opened pandora's box and started a secret fling with her. I hope they don't get caught or he will be dead quickly.

Murphy disgusted me and I was so happy about how he died. He deserved much worse, but it was quick. Allie was annoying as hell. An insane woman so far stuck up guys butt that he inevitably was her downfall. Her and Murphy were definitely a match made in hell.

That ending was freaking insane! Does she really think she can get away from Emilio and the Gypsy Brothers? I can't believe what happened to her family. I hope Luis stays safe. I truly hope Mariana does not get killed because Dornan and Emilio would give her such a harsh death.

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