Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kishaz Reading Corner: Beauty Dates the Beast

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

Single human female to join charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun—and maybe more.

Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan.

You: A deliciously curvy virgin who’s intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who’s open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus.

My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer. Ready for an adventure? Give me a call.

Vampires and doppelgangers need not apply.

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 3 stars

Here's why:

I picked up this title because I thought it might be a retelling and/or new version of the classic Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. Sadly, I was in for a little disappointment but that didn't deter me from reading this paranormal romance.

I think what I liked the most was Bathsheba's and Beau's wit. They played well off each other, even when Bathsheba was being guarded. I also liked the fact that Bathsheba was protective of her sibling and wanted what was best for her.

Some things that drove me nuts about the story was the first-person viewpoint. I'm not a fan of this style but I will read them when they are done well. The approach for this story was just okay for me. I did get tired of reading the story from Bathsheba's point of view the entire time.

Also the ending was a bit of a letdown along with some confusion as to how they arrived at the conclusion that they did to take care of some of the problems that popped up during the story.

Would I recommend this? Perhaps to those who are already readers of the genre.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2014: June part 2

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher or Netgalley for this honest review.

About the Book

In this Bolton Brothers book, first comes the baby…and maybe then comes marriage? 

He'd never expected to see Stella Caine again. After one wild night, she'd walked away—right after revealing that her father was the one man who could threaten the biggest business deal of Bobby Bolton's career. So Bobby left her alone.

Until now.

Now Stella is pregnant and staying in his condo. This is a complication that can be solved only one way: marriage. Bobby wants to do the right thing. Hell, he wants her—has never stopped wanting her. Surely he can convince her to say yes, even without those three little words….

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating:  4 stars

Here's why:

I've done very little reading this year because I've been so busy but when I find a quick, yet very enjoyable read, it always makes my day.

This is the only book I've read in the Boltons' series and it will not be the last.

The main characters, as well as the secondary characters, kept me entertained and invested in the story of Bolton brother, Bobby, and the one who got away, Stella.

There are several roadblocks to this couple's happiness as well as, you guessed it, a baby.

The emotions and actions of the characters were believable and even had me yelling at them a couple of times to get it together.

I would definitely recommend this book to others.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kishaz Reading Corner: Prodigal Son

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

Bounty hunter Rafe Montana is a Seer, descended from the fabled Atlanteans. He uses his inherited power to “see” criminals across the globe and track them down, and he’s just started on a new case. Danny Cangialosi is accused of disappearing with a stolen car…but for the first time in his life, when Rafe goes looking, he is unable to “see” him. Instead, his search leads him to Danny’s stubborn, meddling, and very cute stepsister, Cara McGaffigan.

Cara is looking for Danny, too, but not to turn him in. He is her brother, after all, and she’s convinced he has a good heart. If she can just find him before the cops do, she’ll figure out a way to get him out of this. But Cara didn’t count on a scorching-hot bounty hunter getting in her way.

Despite instant chemistry, Rafe and Cara know they’re never going to see eye-to-eye when it comes to Danny. What they don’t know is that Danny didn’t just steal a car—he stole a precious stone, a stone right out of the legends of Atlantis. It holds powers they can only dream of…and its owner wants it back.

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:

The action, romance and myths woven into the storyline were really well done. I enjoyed Cara's spunk and Rafe's vulnerability. I also liked the toughness of both characters throughout the story. The secondary characters were well written, too.

There were a couple of twists that made reading a pleasure because I thought I had worked some things out but was happy to find my ideas were a little off.

Would I recommend this book? Yes, I would. I plan on picking up the next one in this series.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Special Jewels Giveaway co-sponsored with Indie Hoopla Promotions

To celebrate the upcoming release of Jewels #2, I partnered with Indie Hoopla Promotions to let the world know about three events I am doing. This first one is a giveaway for book #1 in the Alien Encounters Saga. The next will be a cover reveal for book #2. The final event will be a release party and giveaway.

Series: Alien Encounters Saga, Book #1

Special Lieutenant Jewels Enbran, a human telepath unable to shield her mind from thoughts, uses telepathic anchors who protect her vulnerable mind. Her current anchor, Colonel Jeremy Lingley, is nearing burnout. An alien race is seeking an alliance with Earth and the pair are assigned the mission of discovering the aliens’ secrets.

Crown Prince Dex LoudRoar is a Gatoan warrior and a royal with a terrible secret. His people wage a constant war against their enemy, the Lupinious empire. But the tide of battle is turning and his people seek help from a new source: the humans of Earth.

With an interstellar war looming, Jewels and Dex seek salvation for their planets and find their destinies changed forever.

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Lakisha Spletzer
Where to start? I suppose with the basics.

I'm an Indie Cross-Genre writer of science fiction/fantasy/paranormal romance/YA. I started writing stories and poetry at the age of 8 and haven't stopped yet. I think I've always been a writer, but becoming a published one took a lot of work and dedication.

That didn't happen until after I left my home state of Virginia, and moved to Florida in 2004.

I've learned to not let life's many road blocks and speed bumps throw me to the curb. I can't wait to dive in and continue to share the stories swirling around in my head.

Official Author Website  |  Series Website  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads


$15 or Gift Card, Ebook & paperback giveaways, Ends 07/14/2014. Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an or Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kisha from Indie Hoopla Services & Promotions, and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2014: June part 1

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

This is book 4 in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Accidentally Yours paranormal romance series. 

Meet Dr. Antonio Acero. Heir to Spain's wealthiest family, world-renowned physicist, and dedicated bachelor. While on vacation in southern Mexico, Antonio discovers an ancient Mayan tablet. Local legends say it contains magical properties, properties that could put his stalling research on the map.

But is this really his lucky break?

When Antonio attempts to put the tablet to use, he'll discover that Fate has other plans. Her name is Ixtab, and she's quite possibly the deadliest deity who ever lived.

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating:  DNF / 2 stars

Here's why:

I tried to get into this book and failed. I think part of the problem might be that I've not read any of the other books in the series and so was lost from the get-go about what was transpiring.

The other problem was there are two or three different storylines running all at once, and while I don't normally have an issue with following multiple plot lines, the set-up for these was very, very confusing. I didn't feel connected to the characters at all.

Would I recommend it? Only to those that have already read it's predecessors.