New book unboxing – Forbidden Planet

My excitement knows no bounds today as I receive my first order from forbidden planet which contained one of my favourite author’s Nalini Singh books. I love her guild hunter series and have been reading these books for years, and will continue to read the series as there are more books planned. Imagine my disappointment when I learned she was coming to London, which is only an hour and a half drive away from where I live to sign Archangels Enigma at Forbidden Planet but I couldn’t go because of work. I know the joys of working life. However Forbidden Planet the wonderful people that they were selling the signed books for people who wanted them and couldn’t make it. I already own archangels enigma but I couldn’t turn a signed book by one of my favourite authors down. So I ordered it and it finally came today!

So I thought I’d share the unboxing.


  
  

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Forbidden Planet unfortunately don’t have signed copies of the book left but if you live in the Uk and are interested in purchasing the normal book from them, then click here. This is one of my best book buys this year, it going to be a prized possession on my bookshelf. I paid for this book and the post is not sponsored or anything 🙂

Happy Reading! Has anyone else purchased any new signed book or any book you’re excited about recently?

Signed up to my 30 day Free Trial

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Based on all the positive comments I received about Kindle Unlimited I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for the 30 day free trial. I’m glad I did as it means I can “borrow” the new Natasha Anders book A Ruthless Proposition as I wasn’t sure if I wanted to buy the book. I love Natasha Anders book The Unwanted Wife but I found I didn’t like the 2nd book in the series A Husband’s Regret, the hero was a total jerk in that and I thought the 3rd book in the series His Unlikely Lover was ok. So her books can be a bit hit and miss and I’m excited I get to read the new book but not have to commit to buying it. I will if I enjoy it but I like the freedom of choice.

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I had a quick look through the titles that are available on Kindle Unlimited (as I can access the list now I’ve started a free trial) and i would say if you are looking to read the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games Series, The Mortal Instruments series or The Maze Runner series but don’t know if you want to buy the book. Sign up to Kindle Unlimited as you can borrow all the series I mentioned. So you can get the free trial and if you like it then after it £7.99 per month. there’s no contract with it so you can cancel at any point.

I will let you know if I continue with Kindle Unlimited and if I think it will be worth subscribing too

Happy Reading!

 

 

I have news…

I realise you are now expecting some amazing news, based on the title of this post I’ve used to entice you. I do actually have some big news that I want to share, well it is big news for me. You all know if you’ve read my Becca Fitzpatrick book signing post that, that was the only book signing I have ever been to. Well I am going to another book signing. Now you may be tried of me talking about Shadow Study and Maria V Snyder but I had to share this. So Maria Synder is coming to the UK for a tour and I thought I would not be able to see her because she is going to London on March 24th and I could not get time off work to go to her book signing. However, do not feel sorry for me yet because she is coming to Bristol (which is only a 40 minutes drive away from where I live) on April 6 which is my day off. I actually have tickets to go to Maria’s book signing at Waterstones on this date now and I am so excited! Hopefully I will get my Shadow Study book signed 🙂

Ok so that my rambling over! Is anyone else in the UK and planning to see her?

Becca Fitzpatrick book signing

I just had the best day ever. I went to my first ever book signing and it was amazing. Becca Fitzpatrick and another author Moira Young spoke about their books and writing. They also had a Q&A session which was amazing. Both authors were so sweet and friendly. I literally felt like a fangirl and had literally nothing to say to Becca that I could think of at the time. I thought of things once I had walked away, but oh well. I am so impressed Waterstones had Becca Fitzpatrick do a signing in my town, it’s such a little place. I did get my Black Ice and Finale book signed and I also got a picture!

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I personally had not heard of Moira Young and her books but I have goggled her and purchased Blood Red Road which is the first book in her series. If you are interested in checking out her work then click here for information.

Glory in Death – J D Robb (In Death Book 2)

Do not read this review if you have not read Naked in Death as it will spoil some of the book.

Warning this is an adult book which contains violence, a sensitive issue, some gory scenes and sex.

Synopsis:

It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.

Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects — including her own lover, Roarke.

Rating: 4 stars

I really love this series, I really needed to continue reading about Eve and Roarke and their relationship after the first book in the series. This book contains another mystery in which a someone is murdering powerful women and Eve needs to solve the crime before more women are killed. Once again our beloved Roarke is one of the suspects as he had a connection with the women killed. Eve has to try and find out who did the crime as she knows Roarke has nothing to do with the murders but only he has a known connection with the victim.

I really love Eve’s character she is just so amazingly kick ass. She does not take anything from anyone, but then she also has that sweet side. She’s trapped the innocent little girl she use to be inside her and sometimes we get glimpses of who Eve use to be. Again Roarke is amazing and he is just so upfront about his feelings, he admits that he loves Eve while it is Eve who holds back a little. I can understand why she does though, my heart breaks as we learn more about her childhood.

OMG when Roarke and Eve had their first argument/disagreement I was thinking no no no this cannot be happening. Why is this happening? However I understand that it was needed as Eve needed to accept her feelings for Roarke. I just adore the relationship between these two, they are partners rather than one relying more on the other. I love how they support each other even if they are not ok with each other.

The secondary characters were brilliant and well developed, you really want to know why Summerset does not like Eve and why Roarke tolerates his behaviour/attitude towards Eve sometimes. Office Peabody is now a favourite of mine, I want to learn more about her too.

The writing was brilliant and the plot was also interesting, I actually did not work out who the murderer was. So I intrigued through out the entire book. The scenes in this book are so well written and can be sweet.

“I love you, Eve.” She looked away from the sun, the ocean, and into his eyes. And it was wonderful, and for the moment, it was simple.

“I missed you.” She pressed her cheek to his and held him tightly. “I really missed you. I wore one of your shirts.” She could laugh at herself now because he was here. She could smell him, touch him. “I actually went into your closet and stole one of your shirts—one of the black silk ones you have dozens of. I put it on, then snuck out of the house like a thief so Summerset wouldn’t catch me.”

Absurdly touched, he nuzzled her neck. “At night, I’d play your transmissions over, just so I could look at you, hear your voice.”

“Really?” She giggled, a rare sound from her. “God, Roarke, we’ve gotten so sappy.”

“We’ll keep it our little secret.”

“Deal.” She leaned back to look at his face.”

So with this quote as a teaser, I will end this review by saying read this book. This series is amazing!

Happy Reading!

 

Naked in Death – J.D.Robb Aka Nora Roberts (In Death Book 1)

I decided to reread one of my favourite books. I have read this twice previously, I honestly adore the relationship in this, the mystery/action, the characters. I would put this book on par with The Unwanted Wife and as you all know I have reread that about 4 times this year and multiple times last year. I recommend this book, it is one of my absolute favorites. I have spoken about this book before on my blog and I have no intention of reading all 40 but it is a great series. Defiantly pick up the first few books.

This book is a romance but it is more a mystery/action book which is something I would not usually pick up but this book has made me consider more romance that also have mysteries in.

Warning this is an Adult book, which contains mature content such as violence, sex and mentions rape. Recommended for 18+

Synopsis:

It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion.

When a senator’s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she’d been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washing-ton politics and society.

Further complicating matters is Eve’s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome… and the leading suspect in the investigation.

Ratings: 5 Stars 

This book takes place in 2058, the world has evolved and the police department no longer use guns but rather lasers, cars can now hover and space travel is possible. Even though there are these changes to the ‘normal’ world as we know it these do not confuse the reader. At no point in this book did the setting of this book make me think hey what’s going on. This book is based on Lieutenant Eve Dallas, she undertakes a case in which a client has murdered a licensed companion and plans to murder 5 more. I will not say much more on the story line as it defiantly a must read and I do not want to give anything away. I love Eve as a character, she has had such a bad upbringing and younger life but she is a fighter and she has come out top by becoming a police officer. She has 10 years on the force under her belt even though she is only 28 years old. Eve puts her all into everything she does and that is what makes you love her. One of the suspects in the case is billionaire Roarke, but when these two meets there is a sort of attraction between them. Roarke is the one who is the first to acknowledge the attraction though because Eve always holds back from everyone and does not let anyone come too close.

I love Roarke, his dialogues are amazing and he can be such a sweet character.

“I want to see you again.” He stopped, took her face in his hands. “I need to see you again.”

Her pulse jumped, as if it had nothing to do with the rest of her. “Roarke, what’s going on here?”

“Lieutenant.” He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers. “indications are we’re having a romance.”

Who in the right mind can say no to someone that? I cannot describe my love for Roarke. What I like about this book is Roarke is the one who wants to purse a ‘relationship’ or at least see where the attraction goes. I like that he is the first to admit his feelings and then is not afraid to share them. These two do have a relationship it is not a case of instant love. What I like about the relationship is I feel that both characters are equal, they are partners rather than one having to look out for the other all the time. They both pull their own weight but still they are there for each other. I really like Roarke’s take charge attitude as I feel Eve needs that. The relationship reminds me of Elena and Raphael from Angel’s Blood which is another book I love. What I liked seeing was the relationship and trust develop as the story goes on. I felt so much satisfaction when Eve admits to maybe missing Roarke a little.

“That was the biggest problem with getting used to someone, she thought. You were lonely when they weren’t there.”

I cannot describe the writing in this book, it is so well written and gripping. You are literally sucked into the story and need to know what happens straight away. J D Robb has written such an intense book. The dialogues are brilliant and at no point did I hate or want to shake any of the main characters for making stupid decisions.

Read this book!

Happy Reading!!

Die for me – Amy Plum (Revenants book 1)

Synopsis:

In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier’s parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life–and memories–behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate’s guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant–an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.

Rating: 3 Stars

First of all can i mention just how beautiful the cover of this book is? It is just so pretty!

This was an good book, it was a solid read for me but I did not think it was amazing. The story starts off in Paris where Kate and her sister Georgia have moved to be with their grandparents after their parents death. I liked that in this book Kate is shown struggling with her grief and we see her trying to overcome it, different people deal with grief differently and so it made her seem that much more real and I could relate to her (even though thankfully I have never been through anything like that). Kate is just trying to get her life back together and both herself and her sister have different ways of dealing with their grief. While Georgia gets more outgoing and social, Kate becomes more introverted and and likes her own company with her books.

I do not actually have much to say about this book. I liked Amy’s different take on Zombies, as I have never heard or read anything on revenants before so that was interesting to read. The writing was enjoyable in this book, the action was well paced and there were some bits that made me chuckle out loud. For example, “You could feel concentrated feminine tension in the air as the three guys walked past the terrace. As if a team of Armani underwear models had walked straight up to the café and, in unison, ripped off al their clothes”.

“Well, spit on my empty grave–if it ain’t the attack of the Disney princesses!”

There were a few points in the book that I found to be very unbelievable, for example the fighting in the end. I do not think it’s possible to gain strength like that no matter what. I realise I am being super vague but I do not want to give the story away.  I did not like the instant love sort of thing. Even though it was not love it was more of a bit of instant obsession, I’ve never been in love but is that the way it normally happens. Is it normal to always think about the other person and kinda stalk them? However Amy managed to redeem the ‘relationship’ for me because Kate did not straight away agree to be with the hot mysterious boy for the rest of her life. I liked how Kate had to think about it and then made a decision. I think it was more the fact that she did not find it odd that Vincent was keeping tabs/stalking her that annoys me.  Vincent was sweet and he was so good with Kate. I did not find him to be very memorable though, he is unfortunately not one of my new book boyfriends ;). My favorite quote of  Vincent’s is,

“I can’t promise you an ordinary experience, Kate. I wish I could transform myself into a normal man and be there for you, always, without the trauma that defines my life as “the walking dead.” Since that isn’t possible, I can only reassure you that I will do everything in my power to make it up to you. To give you more than a normal boyfriend could.
I have no idea what that will mean, exactly, but I’m looking forward to finding out. With you.”

Anyways give this book ago, it was a good read but not one I think I will pick up again. I will continue with the series just to see what happens.

Happy Reading!