The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning Review

Monday, April 30, 2012
Series: Highlander #6
Pages: 348
Publication Date: August 3, 2004
Publisher: Dell
Reviewer: Amber I.
Rating::Photobucket

Enter a world of timeless seduction, of ancient intrigue and modern-day passion. Enter the dazzling world of Karen Marie Moning, whose acclaimed Highlander novels have captivated readers, spanning the continents and the centuries, bringing ancient Scotland vividly to life. In a new novel brimming with time-travel adventure and sensual heat, the nationally bestselling author of The Dark Highlander delivers a love story that will hold you in thrall—and a hero you will most certainly never forget.

BEWARE: lethally seductive alpha male of immense strength and dark eroticism, do not look at him. Do not touch him. Do not be tempted. Do not be seduced.

With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. With his very life at stake, Adam’s only hope for survival is in the hands of the one woman who can actually see him.

Enter law student Gabrielle O’Callaghan, who is cursed with the ability to see both worlds: Mortal and Faery. From the moment she lays eyes on this stunning male, Gabby is certain of one thing: He could be her undoing. Thus begins a long, dangerous seduction. Because despite his powerful strength and unquenchable hungers, Adam refuses to take a woman by force. Instead, he will tease his way into Gabby’s bed and make her want him just as he wants her.

Now, no matter how hard Gabby tries to avoid him, Adam is everywhere, invisible to all but her—perched atop her office cubicle in too-tight jeans, whispering softly from behind the stacks of the law library, stealing her breath away with his knowing smile…all the while tempting her with the promise of unimaginable pleasure in his arms. But soon danger will intrude on this sensual dance. For as Adam’s quest to regain his immortality plunges them into a world of timeless magic and the deadly politics of the Faery queen’s court, the price of surrender could be their very lives. Unless they can thwart the conspiracy that threatens both mortal and Faery realms…and give them a shot at a destiny few mortals ever know: glorious, wondrous, endless love.



 My Thoughts


So it is going to be one of those series where every book I am claiming I think this one is my favorite.lol But its Adam freaking Black and well I have been waiting to see his story since the beginning and of coarse it was so worth the wait.

I am kinda sad, I didn't really get to see him in a kilt in this book.lol I have come to like these men in their kilts. But I was okay. It honestly doesn't matter what he is wearing because hes Adam and hes HOT!

I loved this couple. Adam and Gabby where perfect together. They where funny always bantering and had some great sexual tension. Adam is left in the human world where no one can see him except he happens to stumble upon a certain sidhe-seer! I think Fever fans will love this because we learn a little more about them. Gabby isn't immune to the Adam charm but she has grown up to fear the Fae so its no easy task getting her to trust him.

This book was just perfect!! It really is one of my favorites. But guess what I realized when reading this?? I skipped book 5! I am so so mad, because Dageus is one of the books I was really really excited to read. I am going back and getting that book asap!


If you haven't yet, then you must start this series! These men are totally YUMMY!

Weekly Flashback

Sunday, April 29, 2012



Weekly Flashback:
I am just going to make a post of things I posted this last week. Maybe books I got this week and anything else that happened this week that I feel like posting.
I know this is probably done on numerous of blogs, but instead of finding one and worrying about linking in and all that good stuff I am just going to post it this. I am NOT trying to take anyones MEME or anything, I am just this lazy! :)




Reviewed this Week:
Wow ALL 5 STAR Ratings this week!! :) 


Books I read this Week:
(Amber I)
The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Until I Die by Amy Plum

(Amber R)
Games of Thrones by George R.R. Martin



Currently Reading:
(Amber I)
Unholy Ghost by Stacia Kane

(Amber R)
Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin



 
Giveaways this week:
Any Stacey Kennedy Book
Ghost Town by Rachel Caine




Books I got this Week:
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Day 9 of the 12 Days of Morganville (Ghost Town Giveaway)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

WELCOME TO MORGANVILLE.
YOU'LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.


So, you're new to Morganville. Welcome, new resident! There are only a few important rules you need to know to feel comfortable in our quiet little town:

* Obey the speed limits.
* Don't litter.
* Whatever you do, don't get on the bad side of the vampires.

Yeah, we said vampires. Deal with it.
As a human newcomer, you'll need to find yourself a vampire Protector--someone willing to sign a contract to keep you and yours from harm (especially from the other vampires). In return, you'll pay taxes . . . just like in any other town. Of course, in most other towns, those taxes don't get collected by the Bloodmobile.
Oh, and if you decide not to get a Protector, you can do that, too . . . but you'd better learn how to run fast, stay out of the shadows, and build a network of friends who can help you. Try contacting the residents of the Glass House--Michael, Eve, Shane, and Claire. They know their way around, even if they always end up in the middle of the trouble somehow.

Welcome to Morganville. You'll never want to leave.
And even if you do . . . well, you can't.
Sorry about that.


 Welcome to Stop 9 on the 12 Days of Morganville. Today we will be featuring Ghost Town, giving away a copy (US ONLY) and  posting an interview with Rachel Caine! 







While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville..




 My Review


As we know, we here at AwesomeSauce are huge fans of the Morganville Vampire series and Rachel Caine. This book is no different. From the beginning of this book you are pulled in and it was near to impossible for me to stop reading it. Morganville is just as deadly as ever. Claire is working with Myrnin to build a new computer system to control the portals and things in the ciity. Things don't go quite as planned when vampires and humans alike start to forget random information. Even worse, Myrnin forgets who Claire is. So she alone has to repair the computer before things get truly out of hand. 

I enjoyed this book as much as I've enjoyed the rest of the series. The characters are really developing and growing together. Claire is such a great character. Even though she's so young, she is so strong, mature, and just capable. I really enjoy that in a main character. All of the other characters are great as well. I really enjoy Amelie. She's so hard but you get these glimpses of her and you can see why she does the things that she does. 

It's really exciting to see these books progress and see the new things that Morganville brings to us. It's a premise that I've not read before. The fact that there is not a love triangle bodes so well for me, especially when it's usually so prominent in Y.A. books. The writing and story line are both excellent. These are books that we discuss and keep discussing. Claire and Morganville are always mentioned whenever our favorite series or main characters are brought up. 




Interview

1. What kicked off the concept for this book?
Sometimes you start from a single image or moment, and for me, this one kicked off from imaging Claire waking up with Shane in the morning, and Shane not having a clue who she was. And all the attendant horror and drama of that.

2. Which character do I think stood out in this book, and why?
It seems really obvious, but Claire, because she’s the one constantly dealing with the world changing around her as everything falls away – friends, enemies, even Shane. She’s the one who has to hold it together.

3. Five things I loved about writing this book:
A. Trying to imagine what the characters were like when reset a few years.
B. Monica in high school. Not really that different.
C. Getting to reset Shane prior to all of his tragedies – fun as a writer, and painful as a character.
D. Claire’s growing fear that she’ll be sucked into the “reset” as well … but when?
E. Myrnin’s reset took him back to a time when he was completely mental. That was fun. (But not for anyone else.)

4. Five things I didn't love about writing this book
A. Actually, not a whole lot. I adored writing Morganville regressing in time, except for Claire.
B. It was a bit of a timeline tangle trying to figure out who was where in their own minds, and how to match that up with what was happening in the present.
C. Not enough actual ghosts.
D. It was pretty tough to imagine why anyone would trust Claire who hadn’t seen what she was capable of doing; Amelie especially. Not sure I sold that quite as well as I’d hoped.
E. Could have done Shane’s wakeup scene better, because I wanted so much from it. That’s the pitfall of anticipating something so eagerly. Sometimes you can’t match reality to imagination.

5. If I could do this book over, what would I do differently, and why
I’m not sure I’d change a whole lot, but perhaps I’d work on the whole scientific aspect of how Ada’s ghostly presence influenced what Myrnin was trying to do in fixing the machine.

6. Favorite quoted passage from the book
She gave up. "What is it?"

"What do you think it is?"

"It could be anything from a lawn trimmer to a bomb, for all I know."

"I would never build a lawn trimmer." Myrnin said. "What did the lawns ever do to me? No, it's an interface. For the computer."

7. What I learned from this book
You’ve got to keep a file of geography about a long-running series, and accurate timelines. TOUGH.

8. Fun research moment
I read quite a bit about what it was like to lose your memory – either quickly, through trauma, or gradually, through Alzheimer’s. Some of the reactions people had came from direct interaction with some of my relatives afflicted with the latter disease – the fact that once reminded of something, they’d remember and experience a trauma all over again. So not so much “fun” as “sad,” but important.







Thanks so much Rachel for the awesomesauce interview. And I must put in my fan girl moments here.lol I love this series. It is seriously one of my most favorite YA series ever! I read the first 6 books in 4 days! I was just that hooked. And each book is amazing. I just finished the 12th book and it is still freaking unbelievably awesome. So you MUST Check out these books!! 

You have a chance to win each book in the series. So make sure you check them out. 
April 20th: GLASS HOUSES (Book 1)
April 21: THE DEAD GIRLS DANCE (Book 2)
April 22: MIDNIGHT ALLEY (Book 3)
April 23: FEAST OF FOOLS (Book 4)  
April 24: LORD OF MISRULE (Book 5)
April 25: CARPE CORPUS (Book 6)
April 26: FADE OUT (Book 7)
 April 27:
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SO PLEASE DO NOT ENTER AT THIS BLOG
April 28: GHOST TOWN (Book 9)
April 29: BITE CLUB (Book 10)
April 30: LAST BREATH (Book 11)
MAY 1: BLACK DAWN (Book 12, NEW!)

 






























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Feature and Follow Friday #1

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read
 


Here is this week's question:

Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then "broke up" with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.


 Faythe from the Shifter series by Rachel Vincent. At first I really liked her, she was kick ass and took no crap. But as the series went on the more I started to hate her. Now its hard for me to even look at the beginning books and think I liked her. Even thinking about her now makes me want to hit her!


Eugenie from Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead, if I could hit her I would. I liked her the first book or 2 but there is no love for her anymore. She is a DUMB ASS!! I can't get into her dumb ass'ness without wanting to hit something so I am moving on.


And that is all I got!lol I am sure there are more but my brain is not working. I had to look over my bookshelves just to remember these 2. 

I have not done one of these in like a year. And even then I only did it a few times. I am hoping to get into it. So please let me know if you are a new follower so I can follow you back. The best way to follow me is GFC or Network Blogs!



Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand Free on Kindle!


Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand
Book 1



I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And Two, I was born to kill them.


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Early Review: Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Series: Hemlock #1
Pages: 400
Publication Date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
Reviewer: Amber I.
Rating::Photobucket
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  Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

 Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.






 My Thoughts


Wow, I must say I am totally blown away by this book. I really was not expecting anything much (not that I wasn't looking forward to it) but man, once I started it I could not put it down! Anyone that loves a great YA book is going to need to pick up Hemlock.

Not only do we have werewolves but we have a murder to solve and even more mystery. While Mac is trying to find out just who killed her best friend she finds that almost everyone close to her has kept a secret or 2. When she does finally get to the bottom of what really happened the night Amy was killed her world will be completely changed.

This isn't your typical teen romance with werewolves. This story is much deeper then that.Its neat too that werewolves are out in public. And just like many books with wolves feared the government is not happy about it. Most wolves have to live in hiding or they go to "camp" to never be heard of again.  I was turning the pages as fast as I could. I was trying to solve the murder myself, picking out suspects as we went a long. Oh and of coarse I totally fell for the wrong boy. But this should not surprise anyone that knows me.

Hemlock is a truly unique book and I am really glad I read it. The ending left me eagerly anticipating more!
















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Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
 Series:Alpha and Omega #3
Pages: 293
Publication Date:March 6th, 2012
Publisher:Ace Hardcover
Reviewed By: Amber I.
Rating:Photobucket
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Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, "always enchants her readers." (Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author) Now her Alpha and Omega series-set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion- brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey...
They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.
Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights..





 My Thoughts

Oh how I love this series. Its been some time since I read the last Alpha and Omega book but I was able to jump right back into this world effortlessly. It has been some time since we have seen Anna and Charles and even in their world its been a while. It does not pick up right where we left out but that is just fine with me. Poor Charles is battling his ghosts and by trying to protect Anna he is shutting her out. Anna is scared she is going to lose him. Bran finally seeing how he is breaking his son sends him and Anna out to try and catch a serial killer who is haunting fae and werewolves.

Fair Game is just addicting. I read it in one sitting. Anna and Charles are two characters you can just connect with. I loved getting into their heads and a few other characters heads as well. I think this is my favorite book of the series. The action is intense, the mystery is deep but Anna and Charles love is the best of it all.

Patrica Briggs world building is just amazing. It is so easy to get sucked in. Not only are we dealing with the wolves we also have the Fae, and witches too. If you have not started these books then you must! And if you are not familiar with Patricia Briggs books then please click HERE! Because Mercy series and the Alpha and Omega series are definitely something to check out.

I can not wait to read the next book. After the ending in this book its obvious everything in their world is about to change and who knows exactly what is going to happen!



Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Early Review)

Monday, April 23, 2012
 Series: Lux #2
Pages: 416
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Entangled
Reviewer: Amber I.
Rating::Photobucket


Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.


 My Thoughts


I am sure Obsidian fans are going to wonder how, but Onyx was even better then the first!! While reading it I just wanted the world to go on pause, I wanted it to be me and this book and nothing else. The story was intense, the emotions were high, the swoon moments were off the charts and I was glued to each and every page until the very end!

Oh and then there is Daemon and if you loved him before be prepared to be swooning your little hearts out here. He showed us the most sweetest of sweet sides and even had moments where I was tearing up. But do not be afraid he still had his sarcastic ass like self moments too. Lucky for us fans though he played a major role in here and I loved every second of it.

We get soo many shocks in this book. I can not even get into most of them without giving anything away. But the DOD is in town and things are not looking good. Not only does Katy need to fear for her friends but now she may have to fear for her family too. So much is uncovered!  And if you are worried about the new boy well I will says its not really a love triangle and that all you Daemon lovers should be okay.lol

Onyx was just an intense read. I was so excited to get it and it totally blew any expectations I would ever of had for a second book in  a series. So much happens in this book and the ending left me wanting book 3 here like yesterday.lol If you haven't yet you must go get Obsidian now!! Onyx is going to be on my mind for days to come and probably make it hard for me to get into another book for a while, yes it is that AWESOMESAUCE!


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