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Nerve by Jeanne Ryan


Summary: For fans of The Hunger Games

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they’re directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.

My Review: OMG I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. Sometimes I admit I go into a book thinking I am not going to care for it but the concept interests me. I must admit this did happen with this book, but within minutes I knew I was hooked and I would finish this book in a single day.

Vee was awesome, she is shy and has a bit of a misjudged past that feels she is living in the shadow of her friends. I totally get Vee, I was like that when I was a teen. I would have done something like Nerve to prove a point. I would have. I often always chose Dare in games of Truth of Dare so if I could have done dares for prizes???? Shoot where do I sound up.

Thankfully I wasn’t given the opportunity cause as you are likely aware Nerve is sinister & deadly. It was non stop and I kept finding myself cringing at moments and pulling for Vee and Ian.

This book was awesome & now I am really looking forward to the movie. This is a must read especially if you love action and adventure stories.

Divide and Conquer by Carmen Fox + GIVEAWAY


Divide and Conquer
Champions of Elonia
Book 1
Carmen Fox

Genre: Urban Fantasy with romance elements
Publisher: Champagne Books
Date of Publication: March 2, 2015
Cover Artist: Ellie Smith

Book Description:

Two women. One prophecy. Zero places to hide.

Flung from her mundane Seattle existence into a world of magic, scientist Lea struggles to make sense of a destiny she doesn’t want. The moment she finds comfort in the arms of a man who appreciates her inner nerd, a new magic sweeps the realms.

Nieve, Lea’s instructor, may be seasoned in the art of war, but she’s clueless when it comes to romance. To save her world, she allies herself with her enemy, a kindred warrior soul, who leaves no doubt he’s after more than her cooperation.

As each tick of the clock swallows another person’s memory, Lea and Nieve will do anything to hang on to theirs, but betrayal drives a wedge in their friendship. Can they reconcile and rally the troops before the magic wipes out their pasts?

Video Trailer: http://youtu.be/jLmIiCumCQE

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“Urban Fantasy doesn’t get better than DIVIDE & CONQUER. Action, excitement, and 2 kick-ass heroines to root for fill this rich, complex and dynamic world. Carmen Fox does not disappoint!”

~National & USA Today Bestselling author Anna J Stewart

My Review:  I love when a book hits the ground running within a couple of chapters.  Once this book got going it did NOT slow down.   I loved how this book had not one but TWO kick ass main female characters that you immediately started to pull for.    Nieve & Lea were both able to hold their own without aid of a dude and I can always appreciate that, since often female characters are not written this way.

Oh and can I say I love both Kiernan & Tristen???? I mean book boyfriend alert.  I just can’t choose one.   I dare you to try and choose one over the other.

The characters were incredibly well developed and you will immediately start pulling for these characters from the moment you start reading.

The plot moves fast before you know it you are so drawn into this world you can’t help but stay up late (or read on the DL while you are at work… ahem not saying that happened but it could have) Also as a geek I LOVED all the nerdy references. So much fun.

This book is utterly fantastic and I can’t wait to continue reading this series.  Easy 5 stars! Check the excerpt below.




I dropped my magical defenses, allowing my luster to envelop me in a powerful light. Without the sun’s ready supply of energy, that meant using some of my precious resources.

“Holy crap.” Lea jumped out of her bed and squeezed against the far wall of the room.

Finally, some reaction. “It’s called luster.” I twirled to prove I wasn’t hiding a flashlight behind my back. “It’s a by-product of an Elonian’s affinity with light. Anyone sensitive to magic can see it unless I suppress it.”

In my mind, rows of thick bricks piled one on top of another around me, extinguishing my luster.

“A-are you an angel?” Her airless voice barely traveled the distance between us.

I kinked back my head and laughed. “Definitely not.”

She unglued herself from the wall and took a few steps toward her bed. “You said I’m an Elonian. Why don’t I shine?”

“You can’t see your own luster, but it’s there. Without the training to suppress it, you’re a living flame to the Shades. It’s the reason they call us Sparks. It’s also how they’ll identify you. You know, before they kill you.”

Lea picked up a sweater from the floor. Her focus went distant, no longer in this world. Something I’d said must have triggered a switch in her brain. Not a day too soon.

I trotted to the corner by the window and picked a collection of stuffed animals off the armchair. From the deep V between Lea’s brows, I concluded her thought processes weren’t going anywhere fast. Once the toys occupied the windowsill, neatly arranged by height, I sat.

With her dark lashes, a tiny nose and a sprinkling of freckles, she looked so young and so…Kindred. Unexpected sadness ripped through my chest. The misery pressed onto my diaphragm, making me feel like I was an evil monster come to chop up her innocence like next week’s firewood.

Even though she was predicted to be my ally through the dark days, she was still a total stranger. Yet her pale, elfin face stirred something in me, some glimmer of recognition, of familiarity even. My childhood friend Belinda had a similar innocence about her. She’d chew the end of her pen for hours while pondering her words. Her poems were meant to bring joy to a war-torn land. They burned with her when Galleo invaded her village.

Lea would not share Belinda’s fate. I’d see to that. By the end of her training, she’d be able to take on a whole battalion of Shades by herself. I squinted at her short stature and took a sobering breath. If not a battalion, then a group of ten.

About the Author:


Carmen Fox is an Amazon no. 1 bestselling author in the vampire and werewolf mystery categories for her book Guarded (The Silverton Chronicles). Guarded was also the Amazon no. 1 urban fantasy novel in Australia.

She lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.


Website: http://www.carmen-fox.com

Twitter: @authorcarmenfox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Divide-and-Conquer/557838687668817

Book page: www.carmen-fox.com/dac

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25032954-divide-and-conquer

Tour giveaway

2 copies of the Divide and Conquer e-book
1 copy of the Guarded paperback (unsigned)
3 $10 Amazon giftcards

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Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review, as always the opinions are my own.  Thank you Bewitching Book Tours for allowing me to to take part of this tour. 


February (Calendar Girl #2) by Audrey Carlan


Summary: A muse. Me. The motorcycle riding, ass-kicking, concert t-shirt wearing chick from Las Vegas, is a world-renowned French artist’s muse. For a month.

I had no idea when I took the escort job with Exquisite Escorts I would be standing naked in front of a blank canvas in a Seattle warehouse.

“Love on Canvas” he calls his exhibit, a combination of photographic stills and paint entwined to create the most awe-inspiring pieces the world will ever see. Except every last one of them features me and a moment in time where I was vulnerable.

Alec Dubois played on those vulnerabilities, teaching me lessons about love and life that would stay with me through the rest of my days.

Mia Saunders continues her mission to bail out her comatose father whose life is on the line to a dangerous loan-shark who happens to be Mia’s ex-boyfriend. For this journey, she serves as a high-priced escort to French artist named Alec Dubois in Seattle, Washington.

Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia, told from her perspective as she continues her journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.

Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.

Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead

sigh… Richelle Mead you have done it again. Today’s review is on


She tapped into all my emotions.  I am happy, sad, angry and giddy about the way the book ended.

I am keeping this review short, because every little thing I want to say could be a major spoiler.

And is it just me, or should Mead totally do a spin off on Carter?

I loooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee Carter, love love love him.

I was so happy to find out what his purpose was, even though I still wanted him and Georgie to get it on.

I know I am a bad girl.

and Roman… sad face… actually sad face with tears 🙁

I had a totally did not see that coming moment too.

After reading the last book I knew something odd was going on with Seth, but I didn’t realize it would be THAT.  (it is really good people, start the series like now!!!)

I give this book


Because the entire series is that good, I have loved every single book Mead has written, and the Succubus series is no different.

Have you read the series? What did you think?