Friday, January 27, 2012

Visions Of Skyfire By Regan Hastings

Visions of Skyfire (Book 2 Amakening Series)
  • Publisher: Signet; Original edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451234979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451234971

  • Buy It Here

    Find Regan Here

    Series List Here

    My Review

    Teresea Santiago has been out in the desert practicing her magic…she’s not supposed to be…There are humans out to hunt witches down.  Some to harness their power, others just to kill them because they are afraid of what they are. Add to that one hell-bent witch-gone-rogue and what you get  is an action packed-cry and laugh kind of series!

    On that night in the desert her powers are awakened. This is what she has been waiting for since her Abuela first started telling her she was a witch.  Her awakened powers are far greater than she can imagine and she has no control over them. I mean who really can control the elements???? This leads to trouble….it comes from the sky in the form of a helicopter. And she just stands there……

    Enter Rune, Teresa’s Eternal. Eternals are each sworn protectors of witches. Each witch has their own Eternal and Rune is hers….At the last minute he saves her from the humans hell bent on capturing her.

    This is not the end of the story only the beginning. Rune is stubborn and so sure that they can have a relationship without love. Teresa is just as stubborn but has ultimately given up to the fate s and plans to “do her duty” like her grandmother prepared her for.

    The action in this book is great. The characters are fun at times and serious at others, but you can tell that they have a connection. There is trouble at every turn for them, difficult things that they must learn to get through together. The interaction between the two is witty, funny, and at times hearty breaking. It will be interesting to see where the characters go from here. How will they evolve? What will happen to those damn villains who are constantly pissing me off? That witch-gone-bad needs to just get gone..period.

    This Series is way beyond great…..

    I used to be a vampire reader but over the past year I have found myself gravitating toward witch, shifter, and fae type books more and more. This series is one of the best “witchcraft” series I have read yet. It is the ultimate Salem Witch trial for today’s society. Capture, imprisonment, romance, and magic all rolled into one. It will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. I know that I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

    Until next time….
    Happy Reading

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Laughing Vixen Lounge Giveaway!

    While I am all about reviews and things like that I wanted to share this giveaway with all of you. Check out Laughing Vixen Lounge...amazing blog and even more amazing etsy shop!  This giveaway is definately worth entering..just click on the bagde :) If this one below doesn't work then try the one off to the side :) Here is a picture of some of the things I won from Laughing Vixen's Christmas Giveaway!

    Here is the Badge to go straight to the blog :)

    Laughing Vixen Lounge

    Friday, January 20, 2012

    100 Follower Giveaway Winners!!!!!

    First off I want to Thank all of you! My blog has slowly but surely made it up over 100 followers! It is all thanks to you…the devoted followers who have stuck by me through a few weeks with no posts, irritating rants and short-to-the-point-posts.  You all are amazing!

    I am excited for the future of my blog and I have some pretty cool things coming up in the next few months. In February we will have 1-2 weeks of amazing author Mindy Klasky along with some new giveaways and more posts!

    Now, since I have rambled on………………………..Here are the Winners……………………….

    Winner of the $20 gift card to either Amazon or B&N

    Winner of their choice of Book from The Book Depository:

     Lexi H.

    Winners have been emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me.

    Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for some really fun happenings!



    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Feature and Follow Friday!

    Fetaure and Follow is a weeklyBlog Hop that helps you gain Followers while finding new Blogs to follow yourself :)

    It is hosted by Parajunkee  & Alison Can Read

    This weeks Featured Blog is: Book Den

    Q: Many readers/bloggers are also big music fans. Tell us about a few of your favorite bands/singers that we should listen to in 2012.

    Okay..I am a country fan. I know weird right? You're thinking..hang on she loves paranormal but she listens to country? huh?
    I do love paranormal but I do not think we should stereotype paranormal lovers into the heavy metal/Goth scene.
    My favoreite right now are.....
    * Brantley Gilbert
    * Eric Church
    * Thompson Square

    Check them out I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Holy Crap 100 Followers Giveaway!!!!!!

    OH my Gosh you are all wonderful followers! I have finally hit 100 Followers!  I am so excited! I never would have thought that I would get even 10 followers. *tears*

    So in Honor of all of you I am going to have a giveaway! 
    This giveaway is open to US and International!

    There will be 2 winners!!!!

    This is my first so bear with me and suggestions for rules on my future giveaways are always welcome!

    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Serpent's Kiss

    From The Back

    In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, a Queen on the brink of sanity has no one to rely on except the Wyr warrior whose conviction is every bit as strong as his passion…

    In order to save his friend's life, Wyr sentinel Rune Ainissesthai made a bargain with Vampyre Queen Carling—without knowing what she would ask from him in return. But when Rune attempts to make good on his debt, he finds a woman on the edge.

    Recently, Carling's Power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee in fear. Despite the danger, Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help her find a cure for the serpent's kiss—the vampyric disease that's killing her.

    With their desire for each other escalating just as quickly as Carling's instability spirals out of control, the sentinel and the Queen will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent's kiss…

    My Thoughts/ Re-Cap

    Wow! Just WOW!  Serpent’s Kiss is the third book in the Wyr Series, and I have been hooked since Book 1.

    In this book we are following Carling and Rune as they find their way out of the darkness that has overtook Carling.
    Carling is a Vampyre Queen, one of the oldest if not the actual oldest of her kind. She has slowly been getting sicker. She has spent her entire eternity searching for a cure for Vampyrism. Alas, she has not been able to find one and faces madness with every day she is still among the undead.
    Enter Rune, very powerful Wyr, and First to Dragos (we met him in Book1). He has promised Carling a favor and she has yet to name it. Then he gets the call and finds himself traveling across the country to come to the beck and call of Carling.
    These two have many trials to get through and many things to face. Will they survive their attraction to each other, or will the fates step in?

    Okay, I fell in love with Carling’s character. She is a tough take no prisoners kind of woman and I really like that  in a main character. Rune is a take charge guy and the two are constantly butting heads. I found myself chuckling at parts during this book and crying at others. I love how Thea managed to convey a sick person who is still strong and has courage. We need more main characters like Carling and Rune. They are the ultimate couple. They really remind me of my husband and myself. Both head strong, courageous, and even temperamental. If we had a doppelgänger couple it would be Rune and carling.
    I loved the little twists to the story that were added ion and I found myself biting my nails at time.

    I can’t wait to see what Thea  has in mind for the next book.

    You can find Thea Harrison’s website and list of books HERE
    BUY Serpent’s Kiss HERE

    100+ Books in A Year ( My LIST )

    Okay so here we go!  Here you will find my list of books read this year. I will attach links to my reviews as I get the completed(I am a little behind on the reviews for January)

    1. Serpent's Kiss By Thea Harrison
    2. Courting Darkness By Yasmine Galenorn

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    100+ Books In A Year!

    This year I will be participating in:

    I am ready to meet the challenge and I am super excited about getting there! I only hope that I can make it to 100. I think that it will be completly possible as long as the hubby cooperates :)

    Fell free to check back on my progress. I will have books along with links to reviews if I decide to review that particular one. Who knows maybe you will find a few books you want to read.

    Please think about asigning up, it is a wonderful way to find new authors and see where ll you blogger friends are at!

    Here are the details:

    Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012

    Rules: Read 100+ books in 2012 (any genre)
    You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

    You can join at anytime. All books read in 2012 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.

    At the beginning of Jan 2012, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews.

    Audiobooks do not count, but all other formats are accepted.

    Only fiction, no non-fiction.

    This challenge can crossover to other challenges.

    You DO NOT have to write reviews of the books you read, but if you decide to then Mr Linky will be available each month so you can link up your reviews.
    You don't have to have a blog to join in - for those without a blog but who use Goodreads, Amazon, LibraryThing etc, you can add the URL to where you track your books. If you don't have a URL at all then choose a name you would like to use and then copy and paste the following link:

    What are you waiting for it is a new get out there and start reading!

    January R.A.K

    Book Soulmates

    This is my very first month to participate in RAK. I am super excited!

    *What is RAK you ask?

    It is a chance to pass on kindness to other bloggers by sending them a little something from their wishlist!

    This particular RAK is hosted by  Isalys and Vanessa at Book <3 Soulmates

    Go ahead sign-up and pass on a Random Act of Kindness to another person or blogger :)

    You can find the main Link to sign-up HERE

    I am super excited about participating in RAK and I look forward to sending smiles to a few bloggers :)