A closet readers take on: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Erotica, YA Fiction & Audiobooks

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Author: Megan Hart
List Price: $14.95
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
ISBN-10: 0778314405
ISBN-13: 978-0778314400
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The Synopsis

Janelle Decker has happy childhood memories of her grandma's house, and even lived there through high school. Now she's back with her twelve-year-old son to look after her ailing Nan, and hardly anything seems to have changed, not even the Tierney boys next door.

Gabriel Tierney, local bad-boy. The twins, Michael and Andrew.

After everything that happened between the four of them, Janelle is shocked that Gabe still lives in St. Mary's. And he isn't trying very hard to convince Janelle he's changed from the moody teenage boy she once knew. If anything, he seems bent on making sure she has no intention of rekindling their past.

To this day, though there might've been a lot of speculation about her relationship with Gabe, nobody else knows she was there in the woods that day...the day a devastating accident tore the Tierney brothers apart and drove Janelle away. But there are things that even Janelle doesn't know, and as she and Gabe revisit their interrupted romance, she begins to uncover the truth denied to her when she ran away all those years ago.

What I'm most looking forward to 

Megan Hart is always on my MUST BUY list!  She has such an amazing knack for such realistic characters that you love even more because of their flaws.  Her writing is always smart and sexy.  These books don't lack depth like most romance and erotica on the shelf today.  Plus, what girl in her right mind doesn't love sexy male twins!

Friday, June 14, 2013

REVIEW: Robyn Carr's THE WANDERER (Thunder Point bk 1)

Title: THE WANDERER (Thunder Point bk 1)
Author: Robyn Carr
Release Date:  March 26, 2013
List Price: $7.99
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher:  Harlequin MIRA
Language:  English

ISBN-10: 0778314472
ISBN-13:  978-0778314479
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 My Ratings

Plot:  4.5/5
Setting:  5/5
Writing:   4.5/5
Originality of Plot:  4.5/5
Characters Development:  5/5
Ending:  5/5
Cover Art:  4.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend:  5/5

Overall:  38/40 =  95%  



From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes Thunder Point—the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget.

Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.

Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home. 

My Review

No one writes sexy, but loveable, bad boys like Robyn Carr!  Nomad, Hank Cooper, came to Thunder Point to find out how an old Army buddy had died.  Turns out that his buddy left behind bait shop and bar that the town relayed on.  Cooper has to decide whether to continue living the bachelor's life out of his trailer or put down roots in this beautiful coastal town.  What might make a vagabond like Cooper change his strips? 

Robyn has given us a new cast of characters to fall absolutely in love with. Coop is that rugged mans-man with a heart of gold, who falls into the arms of recently broken hearted Sarah Dupre.  There is "Deputy Yummy Pants" Mac who is in charge of the entire town and is a single dad of three.  These two make for a very entertaining read.  Other favorite characters include: Landon, Gina and Aunt Lou. This first book basically gives us a glimpse into the town, it's cast of characters, and the possible trouble brewing in this small town.  This book has lots of twists and turns, that you won't see coming.  Being a new series, I don't want to  give to much of the story away.   
Just like Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, I fell in love with Thunder Point right away.  This book is sweet, funny, and touching.  This story shows that love can be found at any age and in the strangest places.  The characters the heart of this story, and I am totally hooked.  I can't wait for the next book in this series.  If you are a fan of the romance genre, you need to give this series a try!  Good bye Virgin River, hello Thunder Point!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

NEW RELEASE: Richelle Mead's GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS (Age of X bk 1)

Title: GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS (Age of X bk 1)
Author: Richelle Mead
List Price: $26.95
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN-10: 052595368X
ISBN-13: 978-0525953685 


In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such mega successes: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.

What I'm Most Looking Forward To

I wasn't sure about a new series from author Richelle Mead.  I love her Georgina Kincaid, Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series'.  So I'm hoping that this new series holds the same deep characters, rich storylines, and well thought out worlds.  This book seems a bit out of comfort zone (vampires and succubi...oh my), but I'm trusting in Ms. Mead amazing writing to hook me into this series.