"Halfway to the Grave" by Jeaniene Frost (A Night Huntress Novel)

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side... and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat...

I think I really like Bones...Yeap.. Gorgeous, Gorgeous...and Vamp??OH YEA!! Great story, Cat is a crazy, butt kicking chick!!!! There were several times in this book where a stray giggle would escape, earning me (WTF) looks from the hubby...Bahahaha. I really need the next book...Like seriously NOW!!! This is a short review due to time issues and having alot more to read. I want all my (vamp story addicts) to get there tushies to the bookstores and get this book....MUST read!!!! Great imagination!!!! Easy to read, fantastic descriptions, IN LOVE with Bones...and his little buddy???OH YEA!!!

"Inked Magic" by Jory Strong

From the New York Times bestselling author of Healer's Choice comes the story of a woman with the power of touch. Skin doesn't lie to her. It is her gift, sometimes her curse. She feels what others felt, and sees the things held in their memories...
With the touch of her palms to the skin of a crime victim, San Francisco tattoo artist Etaín can see the faces of the guilty and draw them. Changeling elf but unaware of it, at odds with her police captain father and FBI agent brother, magic and gift have put her in the path of two compelling men.

Cathal Dunne, the son of an Irish mob boss, needs Etaín's help finding the rapists who left his cousin for dead. Eamon, a powerful elf lord, is determined to make her his consort-wife.

Her gift once made permanence impossible when it came to a lover. Now, as she approaches the transition to fully Elven, her survival depends on keeping two. One of the men is willing to share her. The other isn't-until the search for a sexual predator turns deadly, and only by paying magic's price will there be any future at all...

Okay officially my second erotica...or maybe not...But I loved the story line and I WANT MORE OF ETAIN!!!! An amazing story of a erotically gorgeous tattoo artist who just happens to be elven??? HOT totally hot. I am having a hard time choosing which male is hotter...in the past i have never liked blonds....but the irish mob dark and dangerous...oh yeah!!!!! Please please write another novel to follow this one!!! PLEASE?????? Awesome job Jory Strong!!!! Not only did you do amazing with descriptions(whew) but your story line was awesome!!!!! If you want total hot romance....or other ;), and you want an easy and exciting read...YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!!! Like NOW!!!!!!!Thank you to Goodreads Giveaways for the book!!!

"Hereafter" by Tara Hudson


Can there truly be love after death?
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life--or her actual death--she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but "will" him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.
Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.
Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, "Hereafter" is a sensation you won't want to miss.

Okay before I begin. I went to Highschool with the author of this book and I am telling all of you now that I did NOT give her 5 stars because of that reason. You must read it to find out why I did give her 5 stars... On to review...
O...M...G... Total awesome story. I could NOT put the book down so, ya'll know me, I read it in about 5 hours. Total different approach to the paranormal romances. Completely original thinking and a fantastic working into the "Hereafter". Lead characters are interesting and mysterious and absolutely beautifully described. The story line held my attention till the end. Incredible characters (bad guys and good guys) I am itching to get my hands on her next in the series...June....... And would make an AMAZING MOVIE!!! Now all that said...Amazing Job Tara!!!!! (Sorry it took me so long to read it)

"Moon Called" by Patricia Briggs

Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they'll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I'm not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.

Mercy Thompson's sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.

She's tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.

But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself ... and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.

Okay I officially have another author that I love. Patricia Briggs writes amazing!!! Mercy is me....sort-of. I love her attitude and how trouble finds her. She is officially one of my favorite characters. Whats up with the vamp? Hot or Not? And her neighbour???? Poor Mercy, but man is she a bad ass!!!!! Anyway this book is a MUST READ. I love love loved it and I am dying to get my hands on more Patricia Briggs books!!!

"Key of Valor" by Nora Roberts (Key Trilogy Book 3)

Zoe had eaten in this dining room before, with its soaring ceilings and roaring fire. She knew how lovely everything looked under the lights of the chandeliers and the glow of candles.

But this time, she knew without a doubt the way the evening would end. It wouldn't be a matter of a lottery. It wouldn't be the luck of the draw.

Both Malory and Dana had taken their turns. She helped them. She knew she'd contributed ideas, support, even comfort. But when push came to shove, she understood the burden had been on each of them, in their turn. In the end, both Malory and Dana had to reach deep inside themselves every bit a much as they'd had to reach for the tangible key.

Now it was her burden, her risk. Her chance.

She had to be brave enough, smart enough, strong enough, or everything they'd done before her would be for nothing.

OMG. Zoe's book was the totally best. She is so adorible, strong. What a great ending to a trilogy of amazing books. I dont like to give away anything in my reviews, but I do and will always comment on fab books. These are going to be my re-reads...I believe Nora is on my top fav authors along with my other favs.....Like I said before, Must read, I completely enjoyed this awesome story. Nora is really easy to read and is clearly an amazing writer. Her imagination is fantastic and she really pulls the reader into the story and doesnt let go until the books are finished....yet then you still sit around and wonder what happened after everything was complete...Did the girls stay friends and keep up in the business????Anyway on to another (hopefully) fantastic book.....

"Key of Knowledge" by Nora Roberts (Key Trilogy Book 2)

Even with all Dana had seen and done, with all she'd been a part of over the last four weeks, it was hard to believe she was stretched out in the backseat of her mother's car, heading back up the steep winding road to the great stone house of Warrior's Peak. And what waited for her there.

It wasn't storming, as it had been on her first trip to the Peak, after receiving that intriguing invitation for "cocktails and conversation" from Rowena and Pitte, an invitation that had gone out to only two other women. And she wasn't alone. And this time, she thought, she knew exactly what she was in for.

Idly, she opened the notebook she'd brought along and read the summary she'd written of the story she'd heard on her first visit to Warrior's Peak.

Each daughter, demi-goddess, has a specific talent or gift. One is art, or beauty, the other is knowledge or truth, the third is courage or valor. A spell is cast on the daughters. The daughters' souls are stolen, locked in a glass box, known as the Box of Souls, which can only be opened by three keys turned by human hands. If the quest is completed, the Box of Souls will be opened and The Daughters of Glass freed. And the three women would have a cool one million dollars each.

An interesting story, Dana mused, until you understood it wasn't a story but a fact. Until you understood you were one of the three women who had the means to unlock the Box of Souls. Then it just got weird...

Yes Just as I thought. Dana...I love love love her character...Stubbern...lol. Pitte Yummmmm. Yes quite yum. Its hard to drool over a character in a book...YET how well Nora describes the characters...i was quite drooling.....I am again patiently freaking out so i can grab the next book and get to town...I bet I can finish it in less than a day....SHhhhh took me 7 hours on this baby. Grats Nora, A MUST READ!!!!!

"Key of Light" by Nora Roberts (Key Trilogy Book One)

The pleasure of your company is desired for cocktails and conversation. 8pm, 4th September. Warrior's Peak.

When Malory Price is issued with the above invitation she is naturally suspicious. But with her overdraft at crisis limit and on the verge of losing her job, she has little to lose by attending the event.

Only Malory is about to get more than she bargained for. At Warrior's Peak she finds that she and two other women are the only guests of their mysterious hosts. They are told an amazing story of magic, gods and goddesses; and of three demi-goddesses who have been cast into an eternal sleep, their mortal souls placed under lock and key. And in every generation, three women are born who alone have the power to free them - if they are prepared to accept the challenge...

Holy Wow. Was not expecting the story to go that far in depth. I am in love with Warrior's Peak. I want it as my home, only I want it in Ireland.....Yes....Anyway. The story line is awesome and it leaves you drooling and itching to grab book two. Which is waiting patiently for me to finish this review. I loved it, I loved the characters and I thought I was a fantastic read. Key of Light is a MUST READ...Loved it!!! Man, my heart was pounding so loud...

"The Fire" by James Patterson (Witch and Wizard Book Three)

Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop the One's evil rampage, and now he's executed the only family they had left.

Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for their imminent showdown with the ruthless villain that devastated their world-before he can truly become all-powerful?

In this stunning climax of the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher-and the consequences will change everything...

I so cried... Literally. I believe I was cussing outloud. James Patterson is a prize author and I believe will continue to grow as such. As I have said before, Amazing detail, descriptions, and loads of humor, terror, action and adventure. I am so waiting to see what is next!!!!! Loved it and again it is a MUST READ!!!!

"The Gift" by James Patterson (Witch and Wizard Book Two)

When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order. But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one...The Execution of the Allgoods.

OMG what now??? The One is the most disgusting person I have ever visualized!!!! I soooooooooo couldnt put this book down. I was on the edge of my seat, I was cooking with this book in hand!!!! I think I finished it in around 6 hours!!! EEEEEP!!! James Patterson is a fantastic author and I will always grab his books up. Again fantastic characters, fantastic horror, drama, humor, and most definately action. The shadowland is so spooky and eerie and my skin automatically begins to get goosebumps...eweee. I am going to jump right in to book three!!!! Awesome read MUST READ to everyone!!!!!!!

"Witch and Wizard" by James Patterson

The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world.

Wow, James Patterson is absolutely amazing!!! I feel so terribly bad for this young brother and sister and the weight they are carrying on their shoulders.I HATE the one that is the one.....Bastard...Scum....ANYWAY!!! very easy to read, fantastic descriptions, amazing characters. I am in love and i am itching to grab the second...!!! MUST READ!!!!

"Knit Your Own Cat: Easy-To-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines" by Sally Muir

From the creators of the bestselling "Knit Your Own Dog" comes the highly anticipated follow-up, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for 16 distinct knitted felines.
I always wanted to knit, but I never learned. However, my best friend, Michelle, knits beautifully and so I passed this amazing book on to her and she has had the time of her life knitting these cats. I am guessing that her daughter will become the new owner of each one of the cats, but she and I both loved this book. (me looking through the pictures and Michelle knitting them)

"The Mummy or Ramses the Damned" by Anne Rice


Ramses the Great has reawakened in opulent Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied. He becomes the close companion of a voluptuous heiress, Julie Stratford, but his cursed past again propels him toward disaster. He is tormented by searing memories of his last reawakening, at the behest of Cleopatra, his beloved queen of Egypt. And his intense longing for her, undiminished over the centuries, will force him to commit an act that will place everyone around him in the gravest danger.

I love you Anne Rice!!! My obsession with ancient egypt is awesome but I was seriously thinking this book would be terrorifying...It was the opposite!!! She puts such an image in your head of this sexy character...Promise me you will read this book??? I am seriously going to re-read this and I really want to know what happens next!!!!! (P.S. sorry about the pic below it is not the greatest...)

"Unclean Spirits" by M.L.N. Hanover (The Black Sun's Daughter book One)


Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.
Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.
Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely....

OH!!! What a different approach...I love it!!! Midian...how great is this book!!!! Loads of action, loads of suspense. I am dying inside to get ahold of book two!!! Shhhh i have it toward the top of my reading stack.....I am absolutely in love with this. Great characters, Jayne kicks total butt!!!

"Mortal Ghost" by l. lee lowe

It's a fiery hot summer, and sixteen-year-old Jesse Wright is on the run. An oddly gifted boy, he arrives in a new city where the direction of his life is about to change. He's hungry and lonely and desperate - and beset by visions of a stranger who is being brutally tortured. And then there are Jesse's own memories of a fire ...
No offense. I got completely lost at least a dozen times. No idea what was going on most of the time. Not the greatest writing shown in this book. I tried for two weeks to read this and I can read a book a day if I put my mind to it. Way too confusing and Im saddened to say I could NOT finish it... So another bad review...so sorry.

"Heart of the Sea" by Nora Roberts (Gallaghers of Ardmore / Irish Trilogy #3)

The breathtaking conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Jewels of the Sun and Tears of the Moon...

Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend... and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away - into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny...

A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theater - and uncover the secrets hidden in his family's past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. She's gorgeous, intelligent, and she knows what she wants - and he's more than willing to give it to her. But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts - and find out what happens when you truly believe..

Oh I have a few friends like Darcy. She loves rich and powerful men to buy her anything she wants. She is so afraid to settle down and I dont blame her. Great ending to this awesome trilogy. Again Nora is amazing at her imagination. I love her stories and how she pulls you into them without even realizing it. LOVE IT!!!

"Tears of the Moon" by Nora Roberts (Gallaghers of Ardmore / Irish Trilogy #2)

A talented songwriter, Shawn Gallagher spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he's content with his life, but his music tells a different story—one of loneliness and desperate longing.

No one understands why Shawn doesn't put his musical gift to profitable use—least of all Brenna O'Toole, a fiercely independent tomboy who has been secretly in love with him for years. But it is only when Shawn gives in to the mysteries of magic that he gets the chance to fulfill his destiny as a man and a musician—as the song in his head keeps time with the beating of a woman's heart.

Brenna is so me its not funny!!!!! She is a tough little irishwoman. She works for what she wants and if she doesnt get it she works harder...Shawn...so so so sexy. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors. She writes well, Books are alot of fun to read, plus the stories are addicting. The Tears of the Moon...((insert sigh and mushy eyes)). So in love with the main characters, captures another piece of Ireland. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

"Jewels of the Sun" by Nora Roberts (Gallaghers of Ardmore / Irish Trilogy #1)

In her new trilogy, New York Times #1 Best Selling author, Nora Roberts returns to the lush, green hills of Ireland, where love is forever touched by magic - And where the Gallagher siblings explore the depth of their fiery hearts.

Determining to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refugee in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish Folk and discovers hope for the future of the magical past.

Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country's haunting myths. Although he's devoted to managing the family pub, a hint of wildness still glints in his stormy eyes--and in Jude, he sees a woman who can both soothe his heart and stir his blood. And he begins to share the legends of the land with her--while they create a passionate history of their own...

Jude is a strong and very brave woman. This book captured my heart and I loved the story line!! And can I say Aidan is HAWT. Amazing story, fantastic about bringing out the myths and stories of Ireland. Nora really brings a piece of Ireland into this book. I am so looking forward to book two. I couldnt put it down. I read it in 5 hours and to say that is awesome. LOVED IT!!!! Loads of humor, love, adventure...just plain loved it!!!!

"The Iron Knight" by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey book 4)

Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Wow....all I have to say is wow... It was awesome from Ash's point of view. A very scary journey to the end of everything...Lots of action, horror(really) and the love story and what he would do for Meghan melts my heart. Puck was funny and you gotta love how everyone(bad and good) comes together. Totally loved it and I WANT MORE (insert pouty face...) Again, an easy read, amazing job to the author and I am totally going to go get her new stuff!!!!!

"The Iron Queen" by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey book 3)

My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.

Oh poor Meghan...The Iron Fey are awesome...in a way...lol. Kind of creepy...Oh but Ash...Sexy Mysterious, Dangerous Ash...I love how Julie Kagawa has created these characters, So far amazing story lines, amazing characters, very simple and easy to read, a very addicting group of books!!!!!

"The Iron Daughter" by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey book 2)

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Heart stops...beat beat.....OMG. First off the ending!!! Ash???(insert drool and puppy dog eyes here) yum!!! The Winter Queen makes me want to pull my hair out....BI%$#...just sayin.... Meghans journey through this book is fantastic and heartbreaking at the same time.....HAVE TO MOVE ON TO BOOK THREE!!! NOW!!! lol. Again awesome job to Julie Kagawa!!!!!

"The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey book one)

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

I totally and completely LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! Holy crap, Puck...my type of joker. Meghan is an amazing character and so like I was at that age...Well minus being a faery.....High Five to Julie Kagawa, you are an amazing author and I want to read everything you write. Very easy to read, action, evil, good, and some extremely HAWT characters!!!!!!