Sunday, June 21, 2015

Samantha's Sunday Reviews


'I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review'
Before I start my actual review I have to apologize to the author for the amount of time it took me to post this review , life happened and I am sorry.
That being said.. I am giving this book three stars because where I really liked the characters and the idea of the book. Now for my concerns. Please keep in mind that these are my personal opinions and should not effect you reading the book for yourself. I feel that the book needed some better editing as I found quite a few mistakes. I found that the way the characters 'spoke' didn't fit the times. It is supposed to be set in present day, but no one the age that these people were supposed to be talks as proper as them. Just my personal thought there. I also thought that the author threw too much into this one book. I just feel that it wasn't long enough for as much as she threw in there.
 I really thought that this book had the potential to be great. The book was 147 pages and if the author didn't want to split it into more than one book she could have made it longer and maybe not thrown so much in there in so little time. I honestly feel that either making it longer or breaking it into more than one book would have made it a lot better. Forgive me if I'm repeating myself. This is just my main issue with the book. I've noticed that this is the first book in a series and since I did like the actual idea behind the book I will be purchasing the next book in the series to see what happens next.
I do recommend purchasing and reading as it is a good book with a lot of potential for a great price.



'I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review'
To start this book is supposed to be based off of a true story.
I enjoyed the book. This is book one in a series so there is more to come and I am curious to see what comes next.
I think the book needs some better editing and could have been written a bit better. With that being said, I felt that it was a good story line with strong characters. You really feel for the characters. Lucy is a very strong woman faced with some of life's worst.
I recommend reading for yourself and going on Lucy's journey with her. It is a good book at a great price.

Caissy was born and raised in South Louisiana. She now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 kids. She has 2 dogs and 5 cats. She is an avid reader and she is a lover of all things paranormal. Her favorite is vampires. Since she was a teenager she has been obsessed with vampires. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys watching hockey and football. Her children are both diagnosed with Autism. They are now 14 and 13. She has been married to the love of her life for 15 years.
Her debut novel Skylar's Dream is based on her dad. She lost her dad 15 years ago to suicide. She has dedicated this book in memory of him. He was a strong influence in her life. Her grandmother's continue to guide her and give her encouragement everyday.
She has always wanted to write since she first read "The Vampire Lestat" by Anne Rice. She has never had the courage until recently. Her husband encouraged and guided her to accomplish her dreams. Her children are true inspirations to her. She does not take anything for granted. Everyday is a blessing



Story 1 in TEASE Sizzling Romps! Super-sexy shorts. Tea for Three is 10,000 words.

Uninhibited tea shop manager Layla Aziz adores her scorching hot relationship with blond and buff construction worker Gil Cuthbert. Her worry is that over the years she’s slept with countless dudes who tickled her libido. Now, can she go the distance with one guy?

Then Gil surprises Layla by arranging a ménage with his best friend, dark and serious Hunter Cole. Gil, it seems, will do anything to keep Layla satisfied. That includes sharing her with ultra-sexy Hunter again and again—not only for a passion-filled night, but for many more to come.

As long as Gil is in charge of her sensual needs...sign her up!

*Tea for Three was previously published by Ellora's Cave Publishing.
*Re-edited and independently published, Tea for Three is now the first story in the TEASE Sizzling Romps series.

Story elements: Ménage, love triangles, super-hot romance, spicy romance, urban setting, female-driven fantasies, sensual fantasy, alpha males.

'I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review'
I thought that this was a great read. It was short and steamy. The perfect read for someone on the go. Who doesn't like the idea of two HOT Alpha Males satisfying your every need. This is a new author to me and I would definitely be interested in reading more of her work.
I definitely recommend reading.

Kate St. James lives in Canada with her adoring family. She keeps trying to kick them out, but they're sticking like glue...for reasons she can't figure. It's not like she's a model wife and mother. Or is she? Therein lies one of the great mysteries of Kate's generation.

An avid reader since childhood, Kate loves spending her days writing about the hot men and adventurous women populating her head. When she's not engrossed in her fictional worlds, you can find her chasing her hound in the hills above an azure lake, ignoring the smoke alarms blaring from the kitchen, or endlessly renovating her house.

Twitter:  @katestjames


For thousands of years, two realms of unspeakable magic and mystery have existed in peace side by side. One is a land of light, of kindness, of dreams, and of color. The other is rendered in the gray lines of wickedness and seeped in the unbearable beauty of all that is forbidden. The first is ruled by the Seelie King. The other is ruled by Caliban… The Unholy.

Minerva Trystaine has always been the quiet twin, bullied by reality’s fierceness into a life of solitary sensitivity. What she witnesses, she feels. Living in a world that breeds one misfortune after another, she has had no choice but to sequester herself from outgoing life and any hope it might have otherwise offered her. She hides in her music, her hopes and dreams silent but for the harmony she gives them upon rare occasion, allowing them to be heard in perfect pitch by the rest of the world.

But when Minerva’s sister, Selene, is forced into a fantastical realm of supernatural magic and mystery and taken as queen of the seelie kingdom, the twins are reunited with a world they can scarcely remember – but could never forget. They are Wishers. Born of furious magic and fueled by the need for justice, Wishers are the most feared magic users in the fae realms. For this reason, they were all but annihilated thousands of years ago. Minerva and her sister are the last of a slaughtered breed.

Just as Selene accepts her place on the seelie throne, Minerva struggles to come to grips with her changed world. But as she faces off with her lost-and-found identity, and with the unbelievable power swimming through her veins, she realizes she must also contend with the fact that Wishers are no more safe in this day and age than they were millennia ago. Someone wants her dead.

And the one man she should probably fear most, the one fae lord more dangerous than any other, the notorious and cruel Leanan King – just happens to be the only man in all the realms who can protect her.

The Unseelie King is the sixth book in Heather Killough-Walden’s acclaimed paranormal romance series, The Kings. Within its pages, a dark lord finds long lost hope in a beautiful, powerful soul, a lost spirit finds faith in tempting and forbidden magic, and a fierce and willful love finds the unbelievable strength to do what must be done to survive against overwhelming odds.

I'm not surprised that I loved this book. I have loved every book that I have read by this author and I have read almost all of them.
Continuing in The Kings Series we now get to Caliban - The Unseelie King and Minerva - A wisher and Caliban's Queen.
This book dark and engaging. I could not put it down and I was sad when it ended. I'm not saying it was a sad ending I was just so into that I didn't want it to stop. This has been a great series so far and I can't wait to see what the author comes up with next. This was easily a 5 star or higher read. This is part of a series but could be read as a stand alone. It would just make more sense if you knew who all of the other characters were who pop in. With that being said, you can go back even further and read the Big Bad Wolf series as The Kings series is a spin-off to that series as the Wolves have a wonderful habit of making appearances in these books.
I highly recommend reading!

Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling e-book author of the Big Bad Wolf series and the October Trilogy. Heather's educational background includes religious studies, archaeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let's go, Pens!) Visit Heather's Web site at, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also, be sure to keep in touch with her and other fans through her Facebook page and Twitter (killoughwalden)!



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