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To be Read: New book added to the shelf

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29970013Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.

You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.

What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?

 

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Book Review: Releasing the Demons

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Releasing the DemonsBlaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet. 

Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all-he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.


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Blaze Knight:

A tall, 250 pound tattoo’d hybrid who vows to not let the Leech inside of him kill anyone else.
Blaze was a science experiment which made him half human and half vampire, therefor creating a hybrid, however, Blaze is not a normal Vampire, aside from having his human side.  Blaze can control fire that’s his “Superpower”, he helps clean up the mess that vampires leave behind at night, and saves as many people threatened by vampires on his journey.
His vow is to finally destroy Cyrus who subjected him to the worst 7 months of his life, brutally tortured and forced to become the leech he has inside, by killing humans that were thrown at him in captivity.

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Valerie Medeiros 

Valerie is a strong independent woman who works for New York’s police department as a detective.
She spends all her time fighting what humans fear in the dead of night, Vampires, along with her partner Deron Williams.
Valerie is working what she feels is a normal case of a woman killed by a vampire, however on seeing the crime scene the young woman was burned.
She focuses mainly on work, however is blown away when she is forced to meet Blaze.
Valerie suffered a great loss when she was 10, her 8 year old sister left the house in the middle of the night, and died in the hands of a vampire.  Valerie had to watch her mum go crazy while her dad then suffered from lung cancer and died.  If that wasn’t enough her mum’s psychosis made her violent, aggressive which led to Valerie admitting her mum to a home where she soon passed away.

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Overall

Valerie and Blaze meet under unwanted circumstances.  
Valerie believes Blaze is the main suspect in her murder case where a young woman was killed by a Vampire however went up into flames.
Blaze is released by his brother Rome, Rome a hybrid can wipe and read the minds of everyone in the precinct, he ensures everyone forgets Blaze was there and places a false file in place.
Valerie is furious and ends up having to take leave from the force as her boss thinks the job has finally got to her, and encourages a break.  After all we would look crazy if we started shouting at everyone for forgetting what just happened.

Valerie takes the case into her own hands however, she meets Blaze on the journey again, he explains everything about his day job but keeps his tortured past to himself.
They’re both subjected to violence and forced to face more than they can handle.
Whilst finding they want more from each other than they first thought.

I loved this book, took me a while to get into due to my workload however, I loved the mixture of Romance, Fantasy, Action and Forensics.
L.D Rose perfectly captured everything you could ever want in a book in Releasing the Demons. 
I was left wanting more and cannot wait to read the second book in the series.
I really enjoyed how Valerie becomes the hero of the book instead of the male lead which tends to happen in other books I read.


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Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear–

Love.

*First Place Winner of The Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards for Paranormal Horror!*

24 hour Readathon with fellow blogger

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As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post, I’m doing my very first 24 hour Readathon, and best of all YOU’RE INVITED! The only “rule” I’m following here is that the challenge lasts for a period of 24 hours. That’s it. Now, because I’m such a slow reader I probably won’t be able […]

via Join me for a 24 hour Readathon!  — Mystery Date With a Book

Next read: Releasing the demons By L.D. Rose

26063603 Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.

Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all-he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.

Book Review: In His Corner By Vina Arno

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Good reads coverNo sex for almost a year could kill a guy, but when you’re the boxer known as the Juggernaut, it’s the price you pay for turning pro. Tommy’s fully dedicated to his craft, until he meets the incredibly gorgeous Dr. Siena Carr. Now he’s looking forward to taking on this prim and proper lady in a wet and wild work-out…

Siena has seen many patients come through the ER, but none as sexy as Tommy Raines. With a nasty cut over his eye, she knows he needs stiches, but after he takes off his shirt, she needs some air. With rock-hard abs and taut biceps, it’s clear this man takes care of his body. And all Siena can think about is letting him take care of hers…

 


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The book starts off with Tommy coming into the ER post fight with a wound to his eyebrow that requires stitching, Siena’s friends are already hyped as they know the Juggernaut  and cannot wait for Siena to treat him, funny part is Siena has no idea who this guy is and why fighting makes him such a huge celebrity, but she does not care and just wants to treat him and get him home.  This is when the flirting and desires come in to play.  The next couple chapters is Tommy trying to get Siena to come on a date with him,  with a lot of help from her friends, while Siena battles with the fact he is a lot younger than her, and completely different from the men she has dated in the past.  This is when her Snob side came out.

From the beginning I really enjoyed that the book covered the point of view of both characters, making the story feel unbiased.  I was not hooked at the very beginning, I think that was mainly because I could not relate to Sienna’s character, she had a strong personality that to me was hard to understand.  Since reading the whole book I did enjoy it, there was definitely a few heated scenes, but there wasn’t too much like some erotica genres, but I liked that, I felt I was able to see more of a personal side to their relationship that wasn’t just sex, but actually meaningful.   Ass their relationship grows, I liked that they struggled and noticed the personality clash but tried to work on them, it felt more realistic and this I could relate to.  Opposites can attract and it worked in this case.
The ending really threw me, I was finishing this book yesterday and was excited to see what was going to happen next but then I had completed it,  I had to double check it was definitely the end.   By the end I was hooked and getting excited about Siena and Tommy’s future.    Perhaps a second book is coming??? I don’t know, we shall have to wait and see.

I gave this book a 4 star review on Goodreads, because it was enjoyable but it did take me a while to get hooked.  Well done to the author, definitely worth a read, if you like Romance, erotica. 

Tommy Raines  – AKA the Juggernaut

Tommy is a 22 year old boxer who aims to be the best boxer in the world, his first goal is to win his big fight in Las Vegas.  He is a well known boxer, he won in the London Olympics, TV sponsor and general Celebrity.
Tommy comes across as a normal young 22 year old,  all about sex, and fun, wanting to enjoy his life with his “homies”, however he is very strict when it comes to his career.  For example he won’t drink alcohol and will work out daily as part of his training.   He also made a pact that he would not get into a relationship or have sex for a year until after his fight so that he could give his training all his energy, this is due to a break up and his mum passing all in the same year.   This showed me his sensitive side.

I also got the feeling that he knew he was good looking, the way he flirted all the time came across as full on, but then I think he did that to see how Sienna would react. 

Tommy was a lovely character to read, for the first time I enjoyed reading about a male lead more than I did the female lead.

Siena Carr

Siena is a 26 year old Doctor who came from a very privileged family, she attended the best schools and pretty much only dated graduates.  She spends most of her time at work and then helping charities on the side for free.  However I found her such a snob, she is even referred to as a snob by Tommy- for example she wears Calvin Klein and only wears designer clothes, even for every day.

She dated her ex for 6 years, they ended their relationship mutually.  My first thoughts when I started reading from her point of view was that, she comes across as a closed of person, arrogant, and would not even thank someone for a compliment.    When it came to Tommy – like come on, if a sexy man said he thought I was beautiful I would be blushing and thanking him, even if it was a patient, it’s the polite thing to do, but not Siena.

However I did enjoy watching her change and grow as a person.  She never dates men  younger than her, would never be seen in a restaurant in the lower end of town, or go clubbing.  But it was lovely to see Tommy help bring out the fun and younger side of her, he really helped her growth, and gave her a reality check.

 

Where have I been, Book tube and Current read.

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Front garden.jpgHello my lovely beauty and book followers.  AGAIN I have been gone for over a week.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.

As many of you know that follow me I am a full time nurse, and that includes a variety of shifts as my job is 24/7.  This is not the first time I have posted about this.
This week I have been on 4 night shifts which were busier than I planned, therefore I did miss breaks so I was not able to read in free time to get a review up and ready for you today.
Thursdays night shift was BAD, oh my goodness, by Friday morning I was so tired, exhausted I just wanted my bed.   Since then I have not been able to switch my body clock back as I do have another night shift tomorrow…. Boo, then back onto 3 days.
But I can assure you I am going to be reading this week.

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I plan to finish this book this week, I am half way through and it is very good.  I am definitely going to get back into reviewing, I was doing so well for a month haha.  Ooops.

Here is the link to me introducing the book to you:  New Read: In His Corner


I brought up in a previous post that I was thinking of starting Book tube as a new way to share my love for books.  As well as sharing my love for makeup like I do on this blog.  

I have set up a new channel, and uploaded 3 videos that I did about 3 years ago before my life became hectic, but I am serious and ready to start it very soon.
Please check them out and advise me, if you’re a book tuber please comment below and help me out, it is really appreciated.  Link below

Hannah’s beautiful fantasy Youtube


Thankyou, all of you so much and for helping me reach over 320 followers so far.  I want to make all of you proud.

BookTube ??

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Hey everyone,

Was just looking into Book Bloggers using YouTube for reviews, and feel inspired.
I love this blog and hope to expand it.
If I was to do this I would still post the review on here for those of you who prefer to read rather than watch a review.
Obviously my time is very limited lately, I did try book reviews on YouTube about 2/3 years ago and 2 of the reviews are on Youtube at the moment, however I did find recording book reviews took me a long time, due to recording, editing and then uploading.  I also have no idea what video editor would be good that doesn’t cost me a fortune.  I also have no idea which camera would be best??

If you think it is a good idea for me please comment below.  Or do you prefer my normal blog posts?
Any comments would be appreciated I need to learn.

Here are a few of my reviews I did a while ago:

Starstruck

City of bones

Angels Blood