Review: Embrace The Dark by Caris Roane

Embrace the Dark (The Blood Rose Series, #1)Embrace the Dark by Caris Roane

My rating: 2 of 5 stars








Cover reaction:
Hell yeah!

Review:

When i saw the blurb of this book, i found the theme very interesting, Vampire Kingdom meets Rapunzel sort of style. which is why i chose this book. It's quite quirky. And the hot body of the cover guy doesn't hurt.

However, the interest of being quirky and original sometimes ended to disaster. As i don't like the characters, and how it's all warrior and princess dresses yet you have advance technology as well. OTT, it's like the film of modernized Hamlet. Less is sometimes better.

I would say, the book have great potential if some changes made. And i'm looking forward for the next book

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Review: Heiress without a cause by Sara Ramsey

Heiress Without a Cause (Muses of Mayfair, #1)Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The girls born in the wrong era!


I wish Muses of Mayfair are my best friends. They are fun, and confident girls (with the time setting where girls suppose to be meek and softies) and of course they're kick-asses.

Somehow, they reminded me of the Bronte sisters, with the pseudonym and the confidence to speak out their talent in the era of 'Men's world'

If this is Ramsey's debut novel, i predict success on her future novels. Her story, to me, is vivid and quite realistic page-turner. which is great for me to 'living up' the historical settings.

The attraction between Lady Madeline and Ferguson have been felt from their first sight. I love both of the main characters, which is not often, and their ideals written in 3rd person is great for the readers to connect to them. I found them so adorable to sneak to their own house, it's so adolescence!

Big respect for Ferguson to confess his attraction first. Historical hero tend to be more introvert about their affection, it's refreshing to see a quirky hero. i love quirky.

If you love romance, friendship, feel good, with a dash of historical; Sara Ramsey is the author for you.

Tyra Approves

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Sara Ramsey writes fun, feisty Regency historical romances. She won the prestigious 2009 Romance Writers of America ® Golden Heart® award with her first book, Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (formerly titled An Inconvenient Marriage). The prequel, Heiress Without A Cause (formerly titled One Night to Scandal), was a 2011 Golden Heart finalist.

Sara grew up in a small town in Iowa, and her obsession with fashion, shoes, and all things British is clearly a rebellion against her hopelessly uncool youth. She graduated from Stanford University in 2003 with a degree in Symbolic Systems (also known as cognitive science) and a minor in history. Sara subsequently worked at Google for seven years in a variety of sales, management, and communications roles. She left Google in 2010 to pursue her writing career full time. Read all about her Regency obsessions and upcoming works at www.SaraRamsey.com.



Review: Night World series by L.J.Smith

The Night World series consist of 9 books about vampires and shape shifter. Who live in secretly among humans. There are two 'Golden Rules' to abide:

  1. Never tell about the Night World
  2. Never fall in love with human
These are the stories when you know, these rules are meant to be broken...

Series:

Book 1 - Secret Vampire
Book 2 - Daughters of Darkness
Book 3 - Spellbinder
 
Book 4 - Dark Angel
Book 5 - The Chosen
Book 6 - Soulmate

Book 7 - Huntress
Book 8 - Black Dawn
Book 9 - Witchlight



My reaction?

Night World, No. 1: (Night World, #1-3) Night World, No. 2 (Night World, #4-6) Night World, No. 3 (Night World, #7-9)

L.J.Smith is one of favourite author of mine, when i was younger. Her stories are magical with super sugarcoats, and fluffy bunnies. Where the heroine have their ever perfect loverboy, and their BFFs.
It's a cute stories, on how they can get their loverboy in just a first sight. 
I'm looking forward for the ultimate ending, who survive? who die sacrificing themself for saving the world?

p.s. I'm team Ash from first Sight!

REMEMBER! Victoria Scott's giveaway ends tomorrow~

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Novel forecast: Young Adult Paranormal


Okay, maybe less scary image and more sexier. But anyway, every week, i'll do a novel forecast, where i, yes moi do a prediction (ok, maybe more like a popular demand) of the fiction consumer.

For the first debut, i'll tell you the Young Adult Paranormal is on high demand this summer. Like REAL demand. i  mean, Adventure rank 1st on the most favourite film to watch by public, so there's really no reason why not to 'step up' the adventure with kick-ass paranormal characters fighting-off the evil villain to save the world. GO HEROES!

I would say, the characters in YA Paranormal are hard *RihannasongHard,onthebackground* like tough hard, not wimpy. And who don't love a kick-ass? and, no, NOT the kick-ass from the film. That one is, uh, 10000x sugar-coated with unicorns and rainbows. Think of YA Paranormal with a dash of James Bond and Mission Impossible. Yeah, that is the definition of H.A.R.D. (and delish guys i could say *winks*)

Tempted yet? Try these tittles:

  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • Jaz Parks by Jennifer Radin
  • Blood Ties by Jennifer Armintrout
  • Anita Blake (first 5 books) by Lauren K. Hamilton
  • Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill 
Now i'm still reading the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Saw the quotes on GoodRead,  the characters have funny conversation there, and so far so good. I like it.

Do you like kick-ass YA Paranormal?
If so, what's your favourite book?

There, there, lemme give you a cuddle-bear~




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Baby, it's not what you think! ... He's a man!

5 Must-have of Cheesy films


Have you ever seen films that make you cringe, yet super funny and made your day?
where the characters, oh poor little creatures, they got the bad lucks of  the world. Fashion faux pas of Grandma's knitted Christmas jumper, oh! don't forget the infamous chicken dance!

Yet, even with all the cringes and cheezy-ness, it gives you a big face-splitting grin and brightens your day.
I LOVE that type of films, i have a collections to watch when i feel down, or just when i need a dose of 'rainbows and glitters'.

So now, i'll share with you, my top 5 guilty pleasure films of Cheesy Kingdom. Surely, there's no guilt in pleasure, eh? ;D


  • White Chicks (O.M.G. the FBI guys are too hilarious, they are my secret BFFs)

  • Mr.Beans on holiday (Oysters accident, and the cross-dressing lip-syncing? enough said :D )

  • Bridget Jones Diary (Darcy with his jumpers? damn, that's the new definition of infamous)
  • Mean Girls (A high school classic! Regina George with her burn book. Burn beeyatch burn!!)

  • St. Trinians ( Those dolls ROCK!)

There, you have it! my Cheese Kingdom films.I recommend you to try it, it'll bring you a brighter day!
 What's yours? What do you think of these films?

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Books i'm trying to read

Are you a monogamous or a polygamous reader?
             i'm more of a polygamous reader, so i read a few books at once, the beauty of it is that you have a skill of multitasking #AProudChick. But the bad thing is, it take you longer to read books #BOO!

Right now, i'm reading:

  • Heiress without a cause by Sara Ramsey

So far so good, the main characters are likeable and i like how the Hero, Ferguson have such a controversial 'badge' that sticks on his forehead status that's feared by the society. His entrance was cool, like
 and now i'm up to when Ferguson watch Madam Guerrier's Hamlet's performance

  • 50 shades of Grey by E.L. James

When i was younger, i was an obsessed Twi-hard, not any-more now. As i calm down over thinking glittery vampires are in hot vampires category. I was quite unsure whether to read this trilogy or not, but being the curious gal that i am, i start reading this.
The book have quite the same skeleton as Twilight, with the flush heroine does, her being clumsy, basically there's many similarities. But what makes this a slow read to me is the characters is kind of 2D, and every time i read this, i always feel like i'm reading a middle age woman's wet fantasy with a suit-fetish. which makes me feel like

and now i'm up to where the Heroine said "Holy F**k i can't even consider a food list" after she read the contract. Speaking of which, i like how Christian says (Spoiler)"I don't make love, i fuck... hard"
mMe: 


  • Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

just seen the cover *hehehe*


In the spotlight: Victoria Scott

Our Guest today: Victoria Scott

Why we love her: If you are a Young Adult avid reader, you would know who Victoria Scott is. she have the most looked forward book, called The Collector which will be released in March 2013.

A taste of the book:
THE COLLECTOR: A DANTE WALKER NOVEL
by Victoria Scott

YA Paranormal Romance
Entangled Teen, March 2013 

Description:Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big redgood or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

GoodRead link : The Collector
Dante Walker's website: Website

My thoughts: The bad-ass factor of Dante is just... off the charts! Who could resist a charming bad boy? i know i can't~

Giveaway: Victoria Scott is kindly giving away a SIGNED bookmark of The Collector! The  chosen  winner will be announced on Thursday June 28th at 12 am EST (or 5pm GMT).

MISS SUNSHINE'S INTERVIEW WITH VICTORIA SCOTT:


Victoria Scott - Bio

                   Victoria Scott is a YA writer represented by Laurie McLean of Larsen-Pomada literary agency. She has a master’s degree in marketing, and is a member of Teen Shiver. Her debut book will be THE COLLECTOR: A DANTE WALKER NOVEL (Entangled Teen, March 2013). And her short story, FOUR HOUSES, is available now. Victoria currently lives in Dallas with her husband. When not writing, she can be found scouting cotton candy and snuggling obese cats.
You can cyber-stalk Victoria on her website, or learn more about THE COLLECTOR: A DANTE WALKER NOVEL here.



  •  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
    • It actually came slowly for me. Many writers I know decide they want to be an author when theyre very young. For me, the desire didnt come until I was in my late twenties. I was a working corporate job and got laid off, and during that time I asked myself, “What do I really want to do? It took some time to put the pieces together, but once I did, there was no denying it.

  •     3 things readers didn't know about Victoria Scott...
    • I dont drink coffee (I know, Im a writer. Its blasphemous)
    • If music isnt loud and angry, I want no part of it
    • Im deathly afraid of monkeys

  •    What's the inspiration for The Collector?
    • I wanted to do a retelling of the selling your soul to the devil story. And once Dante showed up in my brain, I didnt need much more inspiration. ;)
  
  •  What's the hardest part about writing the novel?
    • Working through the problems, and dealing with self-doubt. Both are crippling, but you have to find a way to push through them. For me, it may be emailing my critique partner, or talking it out with my husband (who mostly just nods and stares blankly at the wall).
  •    Who is your writer crush?
    • She knows who she is. *Waves at Veronica Rossi* Oh, I have a new, blooming crush on Leigh Bardugo. Maybe the three of us can Jello wrestle or something. You did say, crush” right?
  •   Hehe, yes i did :D. Tell me 5 pieces of advice you would tell the teen you?
    • Eat the cookie. Its not that big of a deal.
    • Appreciate your boyfriend. Hes teaching you what not to look for in a husband.
    • Those cargo army pants are awesome. Always will be.
    • Prom is cool. Youll realize this later.
    • Teachers are cool. Youll realize this later. 
  •    What can your fans expect from you next?
    • Next up will be the sequel to THE COLLECTOR, and assuming things stay on plan, will release Fall 2013.
               
Thank you Victoria! xx E

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My Prerogative by Sasha White

My PrerogativeMy Prerogative by Sasha White

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Kelsey is like the wild girl who have slower psychological pace timing than her age pace time. She's trapped in her wild partying age, where she should learn to accept to be less wild as she grow more older.

The great thing about her is that she knows her sensuality and she play it right. I mean, the solo sex at the balcony then holding her phone number? there's the probability she going to get the calls from the entire flats across hers, but she still do it anyway. That is brave, and sexy!

the Hero is a great balance for her, he is more introvert, a complete contrast to what Kelsey is. But this oh-so-mysterious introvert lay a great passion and understanding for Kelsey to hold on to, when she's in doubt.

Will Kelsey hang on to her Wild Party lifestyle, or will she tone it down?
Will the hero have his Muse by the end of the story?

Only one way to find out...



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The Bikini Diaries by Lacey Alexander

The Bikini DiariesThe Bikini Diaries by Lacey Alexander

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Hands up if you ever have makeover before a summer holiday to an exotic place? oh, there's a lot of you there :D

the great thing about this story is that you could relate to the main character some way or the other, and the hero is not bad in the eyes either, what more could the girl ask for?

heroine is send by her company to review a resort they would possibly sponsoring. While there, she have a little inspiration from the beach which make her to a more vamped character.

Little does she know what the hero hide behind his easy going chill-out character.

Does the hero get his much needed sponsorship form her?
does this Vamped up heroine stays with the heart after the big surprise or does she close herself with work?





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My top 3 Sport Romance List:

Hello readers!

         It's been a great weather this week, which is quite surprising since it's been quite cloudy several weeks ago. With summer comes along, in UK it's also the countdown to the  London Olympics, which is cool as the torch is going to Manchester quite soon! And there's the fact that it's Euro football 2012 this week.
         So i decided, why not i make a list of my top Sport Romance novels?
The sweats of hard day at the field, sizzling hot body sexy as sin, *dreamysigh* Here's the list..





  • Play by Play series by Jaci Burton

         Those Boys are just hot with capital H and double Ts! i mean their family gene pool would probably be needeed by scientist, they're all superstars and all, whoow~ #FutureIVFAlert! They're fielding in different sports which is great, imagine the commentators saying " So Riley the quarterback passed the ball to his partner, oh, another Riley. To tell you the truth, there are about 4 Rileys in this team." That would be confusing, eh??
         The Heroes of this series are like Prince Charming mix with the three four musketeers, in search of love with a down-to-earth Cinderella girl. Yes, even Liz can be charming.
            This Sport Romance is for those who need for speed (In innuendos and business, decide). The series reveal a group of friends involve in the Fast Track of Formula 1 linked by drama, comedies, and love.

  1. Bad Boys of Football by Bella Andre: GoodRead link
               Hot boys in search of their Cinderella, with a lot of drama, hot hot sex, and a good old competitive sport!

The perfect play by Jaci Burton

The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1)The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


BON'T JUDGE BOOK BY IT'S COVER!



well, if the book cover is THIS hot? who couldn't??


Damn, this book is a keeper!
Mick is a cute guy, with all the romantic 'Prince Charming' characteristic, looking for the One. And Tara is the down-to-earth Cinderella who is perfect for Mick.


the chemistry the have around each other? well, let just say i'll get suffocated from all the lust in the air.


will Mick ditch his glamorous lady killer lifestyle to stay with Tara? will Tara and her son welcome a new sexy as sin family member?
and more importantly, will their love conquers all?


Jacie Burton writes a great story in this, one thing i don't like is how Liz portrayed, as she sounded so extreme... Overall, i like it! and off course there's the book cover Appreciation~ *dreamysigh*

More in the Play by Play series: GoodRead Link

  1. The perfect Play (  February 1st 2011 by Berkley Heat )
  2. Changing the Game (  August 2nd 2011 by Berkley Heat )
  3. Taking a Shot ( March 6th 2012 by Berkley Heat )
  4. Playing to Win (  September 4th 2012 by Penguin Group )
  5. Thrown by a Curve ( expected at March 2013 )




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Seven Night of Sin by Lacey Alexander


Seven Nights of SinSeven Nights of Sin by Lacey Alexander

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Tittle totally suits the story, it's unreal.

before you read this book, you should have a tall glass to drink, your BOB or your partner, and later on a very long cold shower. seriously THAT good and smoking hot!

i have this thesis, that character who name is Damon have the sexy as sin characteristics, what do you think?

Heroine is your ordinary colleague at work and the boss decided that she should go chase after her out-of-league crush to take over his job. Crazy right?

well, she undertook a makeover, and it was a cute scene to read actually. he did a double take on her *aww*

Damon is a hottie bad boy with a good aim of life, with an ideal of his job as his passion, which is why he's a notorious figure.

Damon is good for Heroine, as he guide her to the wild side and experience more of life. Damon need her too, she is the second voice to make his career booming.

Does that mean Damon never know about her hidden intention at Vegas?
Will Heroine let go of her emotion to Damon and focus on her career takeover?

you can only know if you read this book.



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Sunshine's journey to Edinburgh

Ever wonder if you could relive your Highlander fantasy?
Where (rugged.. and chisseled off course ) men in skirt kilt does the manhandle, fight to bloodied just to save you. Keep you at his grand castle, protect you from the evil villain?
well, 2 whole weeks ago, since Monday, me and family were in the adventure to find out.

The Castle. Not the Highlander.

Unfortunately.


Venue #1 

  • Edinburgh Castle & Royal Botanical Garden

 
              Edinburgh castle was great! its build at a tall hill so we practically did power stairs up and down from it. But it was worth it, the view are fantabulous! The castle was off course grand and very artistic, yet quite military compare to the other castle i've seen on this trip.
    I actually visions  LOTS of scene that i could use for stories, hopefully i could * finger crossed*. Guilty as charged, that featured ehm, very sexy Scots -off course *winks*
    Royal Botanical Garden, is my favourite. It's a great place to walk, meditate, and basically escapade.



The imagination in my head:

The hunky guys of McCabe clan just pop-up immediately in my mind from the first sight of the castle. Oo-oh, don't blame me, i'm innocent *evil laughs*, I could vision the Big Bad Ewan, running across the field with the *coughs* bed sheets; The 'angel or devil' Keeley healing poor Alaric; The Kick-ass Riona training sword with Sexy Caeleen. In a nutshell, they make cavemen style sounds hot. Won't believe it? I recommend you to read the series, i guarantee 'Thou Shall Swoon'.

A contemporary Scot fantasy novel, compact with comedy. Ian is just *dreamysigh* brawly hot! i mean, i loathe turtleneck top, yet when i vision when Ian meet Kathie in that outfit that he wears? #HotstuffAllert.
The scene when Ian (*Spoiler* propose to Kathie), The hill version of Royal Botanica Garden would be perfect!

p.s. wouldn't you agree that Stirling Castle would be perfect for their wedding? 
the view would be breath taking in sunset!


O-okay, Moving on from all the hotness *dreamysigh*. More review shall be posted soon!

What do you think of the Scot Romance Heroes?AYE or  NAY?


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