Book Review - Bleeding Violet By Dia Reeves
AshBooks Review for Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves:
The tagline “Crazy never looked so beautiful” summarises Hanna’s personality completely. A recluse with a list of emotional disorders long enough to scare anyone, Hanna eventually runs away to find the mother she never knew. On arrival in Portero, where her mother is living, her challenge is to fit in in the town, or leave after two weeks. Thus begins Hanna’s journey into the paranormal and mysterious world of Portero.
User Submitted Reviews:
This whole book was funny. Though parts of it were strange and morbid, a lot of it was moderately confusing in an understandable way … I laughed almost the whole way through. It’s light and heavy, witty and serious, all mixed with the color purple.
Bleeding Violet has a good mix of reality and paranormal. It’s mixed well enough that you can relate to it and it feels like our present day, age, and atmosphere, but the paranormal aspects are still strong and don’t feel out of place.
Book Review - Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters
AshBooks Review for Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters:
Another awesome Jane Austen classic novel mashup by Ben Winters. To be absolutely hoenst, we loved Pride and Prejudice and Zombies better than this one. Sea monsters seemed a bit too much to our liking and when coupled with Jane’s serious social commentary, does seem abit hard to tie it in together, what with all the stray tentacles trying to get your attention. Still funny though.
User Submitted Reviews::
There was romance in this story, and then there was science fiction. For me, it was a strange and unpleasant combination.
Book Review - Wrapped in Pleasure by Brenda Jackson
A classic and an original Westmoreland story from New York Times Bestseller BRENDA JACKSON. When a mix-up forces Delaney Westmoreland to share her vacation cabin with irresistible sheikh Jamal Ari Yassir, they both get an unexpected lesson in passion. Seduced by a Stranger Johari Yassir wants adventure—not marriage to a stranger in her homeland. Handsome stranger Rasheed Valdemon offers her a whirlwind romance. What will happen when she realizes she’s been seduced by her husband-to-be?
©2010 Publication date: 01/01/2010
Brenda Jackson was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She is married thirty-seven years to her high school sweetheart, Gerald, and have two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brandon.
She is a member of the First Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of America. She began my writing career in the eighth grade at Northwestern Junior High School. She began her professional writing career began in 1994 when she signed on with Kensington Arabesque. Her first book, Tonight and Forever, became a huge success. Since then she has introduced the Bennetts, the Westmorelands, the Savoys, and the Steeles. A listing of my books can be found on her website; http://www.brendajackson.net/
What a hot story! There was no lack of romance in this book. It was so hot, I felt my own temperature rising. The characters were fun, and I enjoyed the bringing together of two cultures. There were so many good points to this book, and am happy that I am continuing with the next in the series, Seduced by a Stranger.
A very entertaining read, for any romance lover out there!! Definitely on my recommendation list!
- by Freda
Book Review - Better Part of Darkness
AshBooks Review for The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay:
Set in the not so distant future, where aliens live together with people who sometimes have supernatural power has been discovered that a drug that has been leaving everyone in comas and it is now up to two cops, Charlie and her partner, to get on the case. A sci-fi storyline meets detective thriller. Lots of sexual tension.
User Submitted Reviews:
Charlie was my kind of girl—totally kick-butt in every way, shape, and form. She was tough as nails, rock-hard, dedicated to her job, but she had her soft spots for those that she held closest to her.