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Books Are Like Drugs

I love to read paranormal books, romance and dystopian books. I work with medications issues all day and like to read books that get me away from the real world.

Currently reading

Angel's Ink
Jocelynn Drake
Magick Rising
Parker Blue, Jodi Anderson, P.J. Bishop, Karen Fox, Evelyn Vaughn, Laura Hayden
Echo Prophecy - Lindsey Fairleigh 4.5 stars of 5I was provided a copy for my honest review.I really, really liked this book and can not wait to read more! This was a very interesting plot line. The world was built very well and the characters were very well developed. At the beginning, I was worried about character development and then I got it. This was a very fast read and I could not put it down. It was action packed, with some nice love scenes. I liked the characters. They did not feel forced and there were quite a few surprises in the book, which is always fun. I never knew what was going to happen. With this book ending, I am left sad knowing that I have to wait a while for the next one. I highly recommend this book
Shadow's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood, #2) - Alexa Egan Provided a copy for my honest reviewThis book was pretty good. Not having read the other in the series, I had a concern that I might feel lost. I really didn't notice that I missed anything, so that was good. The story started off a little slow, in my opinion and then picked up about the last half. It was interesting, a good story line, characters that I liked, and a fairly quick read. All elements that I like in a book. This reminds me somewhat of the series I just read by Lydia Dare, but less light hearted. I notice that some Regency heroines are typecast in a rich girl that is defiantly sassy mode. I liked that this was not one of them. I liked that the hero was not perfect except for his one flaw of being to dominantly male and in love. I liked that they were imperfect yet still likable, which is not always easy to write. An enjoyable read.
Forged in Dreams and Magick - Kat Bastion I was provided this copy for my honest review.I have a hard time rating this. There were definitely 3 star parts, but a lot of 4 stars too. At first, I thought that this was YASTTR (Yet Another Scottish Time Travel Romance). Not that this is a bad thing, I will keep reading them as long as people keep writing them. But, this has a definite twist with 2 loves and 2 time periods. I love the evolution of Isobel as a person. My heart broke in places and I cheered her on in places. I also kind of nodded off in places. I really appreciated learning more about the Picts. Overall, I enjoyed the story and would like to read more.
Demon Lovers Boxed Set - Kate Douglas Provided to me for my honest review.I enjoyed this set. It is a collection of short stories, so the entire boxed set is about the size of a regular book, maybe a bit smaller. The stories revolve around 3 demon hunters. The collection leads you through stories that are interesting, very quick reads and steamy. Did I mention hot? I liked the characters, they didn't feel "too" anything. The males were alpha, but not too much, the female was strong and kick ass, but not too much. The supporting characters were cute and funny, but not too contrived. If you have read Kate Douglas before, this is very much along the lines of her other books, reminding me particularly of the Demonfire series. This boxed set is definitely worth a read.
Me, Cinderella? - Aubrey Rose 4.5/5 starsI was provided a copy for my honest reviewWow. This book was very good. Not quite life changing, but very good. It is NOT the feel good story of the year. This is a romance that is hauntingly sad, real, sweet, and poignant. The characters were so well written and developed. The story was traditional yet with enough differences to make it original. I will definitely read more in this series.
Demon Chained (The Shadowfae Chronicles, #5) - Erica Hayes Provided with a copy of this for my review. Not real sure what to think about this after reading it. A story of a romance between a corpse and a djinni. The author makes a disclaimer at the beginning that if you might be grossed out by romancing a corpse this might not be the book for you. I think she was right. I can handle some corpse things, ghouls, zombies, etc. However, the imagery was quite graphic and frankly gross sometimes. I think that it may say a lot (in a good way) about the author's way with words, imagination and writing style that the imagery was so clear to my mind that I could barely read on in a few parts. I appreciated that imagination during some of the steamier scenes though!That being said, the story was okay. The romance felt kind of scattered and forced sometimes. It was not a quick read for me, but not a waste of time to read the book. I may read another book of hers to see if other characters don't freak me out so much!
Practical Mischief - D.D. Scott I was provided a copy for my review.3.5/5 starsThere were parts of this book I really liked and parts that I wondered if they were written for a 12 year old. About half the book felt like it was missing backstory, to the point I had to triple check that this was the first book in the series. At about 80% through the book one of the holes was filled, but others remained.The main characters were quite likable and made me want to continue their journeys. I enjoyed the story when I wasn't wondering if I missed something. I thought it was a charming mix of many different series that I have read and enjoyed. It was a quick read and I would probably read more in the series.

Angelfire (Dark Angel, #1)

Angelfire (Dark Angel, #1) - Hanna Peach This was a really neat premise for an angel book. I thought the main characters were good without being too overblown. I lliked the heroine and sympathized with her. The plot was quick and good. i will read more.

My Boyfriend Merlin (My Merlin, #1)

My Boyfriend Merlin (My Merlin, #1) - Priya Ardis I really enjoyed this book. Of course it has elements of other YA books that I have read and liked. PC Cast, Harry Potter, come to mind. However, it is interesting and a good read. I will likely read more.

Somewhere In Time

Somewhere in Time - Barbara Bretton Yet another series modeled after Outlander. Like most of them, this was still interesting and a good band-aid until the next Outlander book is released.

An Offer He Can't Refuse

An Offer He Can't Refuse - Theresa Ragan 3.5 stars. A quick read. Cute plot, like the characters. SOmetimes the relationship felt forced or you were wondering when some monumentous relationship milestone happened.
Love By Accident - Michelle Beattie 3.5 starsThe book started as a 4 more for me and devleoped into a 4 then vaccillated back and forth. Sometimes I really got irritated at Lauren. If it wasn't for Matt, I think this would have been a 3.
Islanders - John Barlow Although the writing is not the best, I enjoyed this book. It was a very quick read and engaging. I thought the plot line was unique for a dystopian book and I liked the characters a lot.

UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1)

UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1) - Chanda Hahn Not my favorite, but not horrible. It was a really awesome plot line and premise. I just felt like the writing or the pace just did not keep up.
The Sphinx Project - Kate Hawkings 3.5 stars, maybe 4. I really liked this story. Reminded me somewhat of the Breeds series by Lora Leigh, but not as erotic.
City of Whispers (City of Whispers, #1) - Katherine Sorin I preface this with a disclaimer of my general ooginess about bacterial outbreaks. I had a really hard time with this book. Some parts I loved, some parts I hated. SOme parts dragged and some parts I couldn't read fast enough. I really disliked the ending. It left me feeling like perhaps the book was written to be one book or with the thought of another, then the author threw in a quick story line at the end to segue to the next. The story just kind of dropped off. Not sure that I woudl recommend it again to myself, but I would recommend this to people who have less of a mental block againt biologic outbreaks and don't need happy endings or some fluffiness in a book