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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DIRTY SOULS by Karina Halle Review


From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes DIRTY SOULS the much-anticipated, nail-biting conclusion to Black Hearts…

Violet McQueen has always been a sensitive soul. Troubled and misunderstood, she never realized her place in the world, nor her true potential…until she met Vicente Bernal.

From birth, Vicente Bernal has always known his place in the world – he’s been groomed to be a ruthless king. Yet for a man whose soul has become morally bankrupt, it’s only through Violet he’s realizing the worth of someone’s heart.

But at what cost?

With a deadly game set in motion taking them from the stark deserts of California to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Violet and Vicente’s forbidden relationship will be put to the test. Boundaries will be pushed, lines will be crossed and souls will get very, very dirty.

Because how do you choose between blood and love when both might get you killed?


Dirty Souls (Sins Duet, #2)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow, what a ride. This book kept me on the edge. I actually felt like arguing with the characters. I was in that deeply.

This is the second book in a two part series. You have to read Black Hearts first. It picks up right where the other left off. Violet and Vicente are in their little love cocoon, but of course, it can't last. They have a whole world of danger waiting for them. The twists and turns just do not stop in this book. I didn't see so much coming. Eventually everyone ends up in Mexico. Javier has changed so much throughout all the books in the other series. I had no idea what he was capable of doing. Actually I didn't know what the limits were for any of the characters. I think I'm still a bit in shock of everything that went down. There is a conclusion of this storyline, but it's definitely open to more from the characters in this world.

***copy given in exchange for an honest review***


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THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas Review

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.


The Hate U Give

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is so relevant. It's told from a black girl's point of view, but it's for everyone. Starr is in the car with an unarmed boy who is shot and killed by a cop. The boy was faultless in the shooting. The officer has a preconceived belief of what kind of person he is. The story doesn't imply that all police officers are corrupt or all black Americans are innocent. The storyline shows good and bad people in her neighborhood, family, school and everywhere. Her uncle is a policeman. He's decent and moral. Her brother's father is a gangbanger who terrorizes the neighborhood. Her boyfriend is white and treats her great. One of her friends is white and turns out not to be a friend. Some of the characters are drug dealers and racists. Some are trying to help end the negative cycles. It's an honest look into situations that need attention. I didn't feel any hate coming through, but the struggles and love are evident. It moved me emotionally over and over. The storyline isn't a downer even though it deals with with tragedy and heavy matters. Fun and lighter moments are there too. The Hate U Give is a must read for teens and adults. It highlights important issues without compounding the negativity and definitely inspires change and empathy.


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Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott Release Blitz

Title: Crazy Over You
Series: Love with Altitude #2 (Standalone)
Author: Daisy Prescott
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 28, 2017


My savior isn’t prince charming.
I’m not that lucky.
He’s my worst nightmare.
He’s my one night stand from two years ago.
And he doesn’t remember me.
What happens on vacation doesn't always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream vet job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.
I never thought I'd see her again.
My Cinderella didn't leave me a shoe to find her.
Not that I'd need random footwear to recognize her.
Her kiss is something I'll never forget.
Work hard. Play hard. I'm paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn't always about making good choices. That's the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

Crazy Over You is a standalone romantic comedy and the second book in the Love with Altitude series.

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“I’m paid to be a nice guy.” He gives me a sweet smile while his eyes shine with mischief.

“You’re only nice when you’re being paid?” I squint at him with distrust.

“You make me sound like a male escort.” His smile falters but the mischievous spark doesn’t fade.

“Your words not mine.”

“Better than a stripper. At least I don’t have to prance around on stage in a thong.” He chuckles.

But I’m not laughing.


The word echoes around in my head as a strong sense of déjà vu hits me smack in the face.

Me dancing on a bar in a short, silver dress. Me practically showing off the goods to a crowd of cheering men.

Oh no. Oh shit. Friends, we have a problem.

My savior isn’t prince charming.

No, I’m not that lucky.

He’s my worst nightmare.

He’s my one night stand from two years ago.

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All books in the Love with Altitude series are standalones and can be read in any order

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Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Love with Altitude, her newest Rom Com series, is set in Aspen, Colorado features life and love in a small town. Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. The popular Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

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