Saturday, 29 October 2016


In this post as part of #WelcomeToMyWorld I'm going to share with you my top favourite paranormal romance moments or couples.

1. Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
I love this series.  I remember being in town and picking up the first two books from Borders.  Borders!! 
As soon as I started this series I loved it- and I love all the couples from the series, but my all time favourite remains the first- Dark Lover, Wrath and Beth.  I just love them as a couple.
Wrath is the reluctant Vampire King, purebred last of his line.  Beth is a half breed- half vampire half human orphan that unknown to her- her father is a Vampire warrior.  When he dies suddenly Wrath is honour bound to find Beth and help her through her transition
My favourite moment is when Beth goes through the transition- her life is in danger and I just melt at how Wrath stays with her the entire time, encouraging her to life.  He's terrified she's not going to make it.

2. The Others by Anne Bishop
This series is amazing, and absolutely one of my all time favourites.  It's a paranormal/urban fantasy.  And one of my favourite couples are the 'main characters' Simon and Meg.  Their friendship develops so beautifully and it builds over the books so well- but they are not yet a romantic couple.  It's slowly but surely heading in the direction and each book I'm like, 'is this the book it's going to happen???'  But with a shapeshifter and a blood prophet things are going to progress carefully.
I have so many favourite moments between these two that it's hard to choose- but one of my favourites is from book 1, towards the end, and Meg is in hospital and Simon, in wolf form, stays with her to keep her warm.


3. Psy-Changeling by Nalini Singh
After falling in love with the Black Dagger Brotherhood I went on a bit of a binge- looking for more paranoraml romance type books, and I stumbled across the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, Slave To Sensation and I started it one evening and I couldn't put it down- I stayed up until about 3am and finished it in the one sitting.  It was such a fast paced read.  It was a unique read for me, I'd not read anything like it before- about shape-shifting changeling and psy, a race with mental psychic abilities.  The changelings are a touchy feely race- close and family orientated. They psy have altered their own race- taken away their ability to feel emotion.  They're a cold, clinical race.  They've done it so they can focus on their abilities and take away crime fueled by feeling.  Except it seems they may not have been as successful as they'd hoped...and plan to keep it a secret.
Lucas is an alpha changeling- it's his job to protect his pack.  Sascha is a psy- but one that is slowly fracturing, her mind is breaking and her conditioining is failing.  She's starting to feel things.  Her mother send her to spy on the changeling but there's a connection between her and Lucas.
I loved this book enough to read it in one go- so there were a lot of moments I loved- but I love the moment that Lucas realises that Sascha is his mate.  When she's travelled into enemy terroitory and had a mental breakdown and he finds her unconscious.  My heart was in my throat.


In conclusion- I'm sappy.  And I love a good romance story- and a romance story with paranormal elements is right up my street.  

So what are your favourite paranormal romances and why?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

W...W...W...Wednesday 26/10/2016

To play along, just answer the following 3 questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
My current read is Close To You by Kristen Proby
I recently finished reading How The Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell
I think my nect read will be Romancing Mr Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Monday, 24 October 2016

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Paperback: 704 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 01 edition (6 Sept. 2016)
ISBN-10: 1408872897
ISBN-13: 978-1408872895
The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
This fifth instalment in the sensational New York Times bestselling series is the most thrilling yet and cannot be missed.
Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers.

Cover: These covers are some of the best- they are stunning to look at and they match the protagonist Celeana.
I love this series.  I rave about it whenever I can.  It’s a series that I’ve kept up with- reading each book when it’s released.
Each book I think, this can’t possibly be as good as the one before and it is- each and every time.  They just become more and more epic.
This book was just a rollercoaster.  So much happening and it’s all glorious.  This instalment made me feel so much.  It actually brought a tear to my eye more than once.
The romance in this book is just beautiful.  I'm glad at how that's developed nicely.
This is a brilliant series, that if you haven’t started already- you really must.
5/5 stars!  Hands down!!
I cannot wait for the next book- particularly after how this one ended.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Booking Through Thursday 20/10/2016

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Booking Through Thursday and a different question is posted every week

Somebody walks up to you and says, “I need a really good book to read–any genre. What do you recommend?”
What’s the first book off the top of your head?

I would say It Ain't Me Babe by Tillie Cole, the first book in the Hades Hangmen series.  It's one of my all time favourite books, and I try to pimp it out to everyone.
It's an adult romance, but it is quite dark.  Set in the world of cults and motorcycle clubs.
Tillie Cole#s writing is amazing- and it hooks you right in. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

W...W...W...Wednesday 19/10/16

To play along, just answer the following 3 questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

My current read is How The Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell
I recently finished reading Eternally North by Tillie Cole
I think my next read will be Romancing Mr Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Waiting On Wednesday 19/10/16 'The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy

Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.
This week the book that I'm waiting on is The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fiary Tales.  I love The Land of Stories series, it's a fantastic middle grade series that I just devour.  So I'm looking forward to seeing how Chris Colfer writes the fairy tales. 
Released 27th October.
book cover of 

A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales 

Dear Reader, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice the pages glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. But whatever you do, don't lean too far into the book. You never know where you might end up.
Enter the world of fairy tales in this stunning illustrated gift book that includes more than thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes retold by No.1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer.
This gorgeous, full-colour companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as 'Cinderella', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and more. Here is the beloved fairy-tale treasury that Alex and Conner fall into in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell - a beautifully designed addition to the series, and the magical book that started it all!

Monday, 17 October 2016

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: MIRA Ink (16 Jun. 2016)
ISBN-10: 1848454570
ISBN-13: 978-1848454576
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

Cover: I really like this sweet and colourful cover.  I like that it’s simple and the fact that it doesn’t have cover models on there.  I appreciate it because it lets me picture the characters the characters in my own way.

I’d heard a lot of great things about The Problem With Forever so I don’t know why it took me a little while to pick this one up, especially as I love Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my absolute favourite authors.
And I’m so glad I finally picked this up- because I absolutely loved it.
As soon as started reading I was hooked.  I was blazing through it.
I really felt for Mallory.  She was such a likeable character.
She went through a lot in her childhood, her foster parents were not the kindest.  But she had a best friend, Rider, that stuck with her through thick and thin.  Standing up for her, and taking her beatings.  After a horrific accident, they’re separated and think they’ll never see each other again.
Until, after years of home schooling after being refostered- Mallory walks into Rider’s school.
I loved their friendship- you could see how strong it was.
But it’s been four years since they’ve seen each other- and their friendship starts to develop into something else.
It was such a beautiful story guys.  I fell in love with this book.  Completely and utterly.
I rooted for them.
It kind of reminded me of Pushing The Limits, which is one of my all time favourite young adult contemporary novels, and I can honestly say, that nothing has come close to it- but The Problem With Forever has.
I highly recommend picking this one up guys- it gave me the feels.
5/5 stars,

Thursday, 13 October 2016

W...W...W...Wednesday 12/10/16 (On a Thursday)

To play along, just answer the following 3 questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
My current read is Do Not Disturb by A.R. Torre
I recently finished The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentourt
I think my next read will be After by Anna Todd

Waiting On Wednesday 12/10/2016 'The Making of Outlander' (On a Thursday)

Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.
This week the book I'm waiting to be released is The Making of Outlander by Tara Bennett.  I'm a massive Outlander fan, so I'm really excited to read a book all about the making of the TV show.
Released 18th October.
Get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the first two seasons of Outlander with this official, fully illustrated companion to the hit Starz television series based on the bestselling novels.
It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon s bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series, and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser have eagerly followed.
Now the must-watch drama has inspired this must-have guide, which reveals that it takes a village (or perhaps a Scottish isle) to bring the breathtaking world of Outlander to life in front of our eyes. Spanning the first two seasons of the Starz network sensation, The Making of Outlander leads readers behind the scenes and straight into the action as cast members, writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, technicians, and more share the many adventures and challenges they face to make this sweeping saga come alive on the screen.
In exclusive interviews, the show s stars, including Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall/Black Jack Randall), discuss the daunting task of embodying some of fiction s most beloved characters and satisfying the high expectations of devoted Outlander readers. Executive producer and showrunner Ronald D. Moore looks at the inner workings of the writers room, shares his crew s travels to the authentic overseas locations, and chronicles the brainstorming, building, breakneck pacing, and boundless energy that make everything from the show s architecture to its outfits period-perfect. In addition, the book examines all the Outlander episodes through exclusive interviews with their writers and directors, providing fascinating facts into the making of each hour.
Best of all, The Making of Outlander offers a veritable feast of lavish photographs including an array of images spotlighting the stars in all their characters grandeur and up-close personal portraits. Featuring an introduction by Diana Gabaldon.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

W...W...W...Wednesday 05/10/2016

To play along, just answer the following 3 questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

My current read is A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James
I recently finished reading Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
I think my next read will be The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout