Saturday, 31 December 2011

Reading Challenge: Ebook Challenge 2012


Challenge Guidelines:

This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.

Anyone can join, you don't need to be a blogger. If you don't have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).

Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.

You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.

You can move up levels, but no moving down.

Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year HERE.

Levels:
Floppy disk - 5 ebooks
CD - 10 ebooks
DVD - 25 ebooks
Memory stick - 50 ebooks
Hard drive - 75 ebooks
Server - 100 ebooks
Human brain - 150 ebooks

At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews for that month. If you forget, feel free to add your reviews in the following month. Any reviews submitted will be entered into the draw for that month.

Yes, there will be draws every month for participants. As long as you are signed up below, every review you add to the monthly roundups will get one entry into the giveaway for that month.

There will also be a grand giveaway at the end of the year for eveyone who achieves their goal level (or higher). There may be different prizes for different levels, but that is not decided yet.

Seeing how I read more than 150 ebooks last year I'm going for the Human Brain level! woohoo! :-)


Last winners of 2011!


The lucky winner of the Mid-Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop is

SandyG265


The lucky winner of an ebook copy of Second Guessing Fate by Claire Robyns is


Loraine H



The lucky winner of an ebook copy of The Last Slayer by Nadia Lee is


nrlymrtl


Congratulations winners! I have sent you an e-mail notifying you of your win, please get back to me within 48 hours or I will have to draw a new winner. Thank you.

Happy New Year Everyone! :-)


Reading Challenges of 2011 - Summary

Reading Challenges I participated in in 2011:


43 books read, 0/12 to go - COMPLETED!

1. Never Tempt Danger by Denise Robbins
2.The Paris Secret by Angela Henry
3. Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams
4. Stranded with her Ex by Jill Sorenson
5. Minder by Kate Kaynak
6. Adversary by Kate Kaynak
8. Stranded with her Ex by Jill Sorenson
9. Whisper Falls by Toni Blake
10. Quarter Square by David Bridger
11. Taken by the Others by Jess Haines
12. Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines
13. Her Kind of Hero by Kathleen Dienne
14. The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters by Sierra Dean
15. Forsaken by Shadows by Kait Nolan
17. Rogue by Rachel Vincent (Book #2 in the Shifters series)
18. Pride by Rachel Vincent (Book #3 in the Shifters series)
19. Red by Kait Nolan
20. Chasing Tabby by Misty Burke
21. Dangerous Desire by Diane Escalera
22. Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross
23. Hold Me by Lucianne Rivers
24. Thrill Me by Lucianne Rivers
25. Out of Her League by Kaylea Cross
26. Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (Book #1 in the Grigori Legacy series)
27. Tempted by His Target by Jill Sorenson
28. A Bloody Good Secret by Sierra Dean (Book #2 in the Secret McQueen series)
29. Heroes 'Til Curfew by Susan Bischoff (TBR)
30. Entice Me by Lucianne Rivers (Book #3 in the Caldwell Sisters series)
31. Because of You by Jessica Scott
32. Courting the Enemy by Renee Ryan
33. Fatal Heat by Lisa Marie Rice
34. Deep Disclosure by Dee Davis
35. Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep * (Book #1 in the Bigtime series)
36. Death Magic by Eileen Wilks (Book #8 in the World of the Lupi series)
37. Prey by Rachel Vincent (Book #4 in the Shifters series) (currently reading)
38. A Karma Girl Christmas by Jennifer Estep (Book #3.5 in the Bigtime series)
39. Secret Santa by Sierra Dean
40. Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep (Book #2 in the Mythos Academy series)
41. Dangerous Charade by Elizabeth Means
42. More Than Meets the Ink by Elle Aycart
43. Midnight Sun by M.J. Fredrick




27 books read, 0/12 to go - COMPLETED!

1. Purpose by Kristie Cook
2. The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter
3. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
8. Siren Song by Stephanie Draven
9. Spiderwork by L.K. Rigel
10. Between by Cyndi Tefft
11. Quarter Square by David Bridger
12. Bleeder by L.K. Rigel
13. Forsaken by Shadow by Kait Nolan
14. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
15. Red by Kait Nolan
16. Wild & Steamy anthology by Meljean Brook, Jill Myles and Carolyn Crane
17. Black Gold by Vivian Arend
18. Chasing Tabby by Misty Burke
19. Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (Book #1 in the Grigori Legacy series)
20. Seducing the Myth ed. by Lucy Felthouse (currently reading)
21. Heroes 'Til Curfew by Susan Bischoff (TBR)
22. Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep * (Book #1 in the Bigtime series)
23. North of Need by Laura Kaye (Book #1 in the Hearts of the Anemoi series)
24. Death Magic by Eileen Wilks (Book #8 in the World of the Lupi series)
25. A Karma Girl Christmas by Jennifer Estep (Book #3.5 in the Bigtime series)
26. Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep (Book #2 in the Mythos Academy series)
27. Secret Santa by Sierra Dean (Book #2.5 in the Secret McQueen series)




15 books read, 0/10 to go - COMPLETED!

1. Never Tempt Danger by Denise Robbins
2. Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams
3. Burning Up by Susan Andersen
4. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
5. Siren Song by Stephanie Draven
6. Uniform Behaviour ed. by Lucy Felthouse
7. Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep
8. Never Tempt Danger by Denise Robbins
9. Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross
10. Out of Her League by Kaylea Cross
11. Tempted by His Target by Jill Sorenson
12. Because of You by Jessica Scott
13. Courting the Enemy by Renee Ryan
14. Fatal Heat by Lisa Marie Rice
15. Deep Disclosure by Dee Davis


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35 books read, 0/12 to go - COMPLETED!

1. Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke
2. Prelude to a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle
3. Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson
4. The Pirate's Possession by Juliet Burns
5. Invitation to Ruin by Bronwen Evans
6. The Countess by Lynsay Sands
7. Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath (Book #1 in the London's Greatest Lovers series) (re-read)
8. Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman by Lorraine Heath (Book #2 in the London's Greatest Lovers series) (re-read)
9. Seducing the Governess by Margo Maguire
10. Once upon a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle
11. Awakened by a Kiss by Lila DiPasqua
12. One Night is Never Enough by Anne Mallory
13. What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long
14. This Perfect Kiss by Melody Thomas
15. Taken by Desire by Lavinia Kent
16. Loved by a Warrior by Donna Fletcher
17. Between by Cyndi Tefft
18. Lessons in Indiscretion by Karen Erickson
19. Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase (Book #1 in the Dressmakers series)
20. Seduction and Scandal by Charlotte Featherstone (Book #1 in the Brethren Guardians series)
21. Kathryn, the Kitten by Lavinia Kent (Book #1 in the Real Duchesses of London series)
22. Waking up with the Duke by Lorraine Heath (Book #3 in the London's Greatest Lovers series)
23. Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress by Ann Lethbridge
24. The Princess in His Bed by Lila DiPasqua
25. Mistress by Marriage by Maggie Robinson (Book #3 in the Courtesan Court series)
26. What a Duke Wants by Lavinia Kent
27. Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
28. Romancing the Countess by Ashley March
29. Courting the Enemy by Renee Ryan
30. Dangerous Charade by Elizabeth Means
31. The Lady's Secret by Joanna Chambers
32. Her Christmas Pleasure by Karen Erickson
33. Her Dark Knight by Sharon Cullen
34. Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke (Book #3 in the Abandoned at the Altar series)
35. A Midnight Dance by Lila DiPasqua



134 books read, 0/20 to go - COMPLETED!

1. Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke
2. Prelude to a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle
3. Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines
4. Rogue's Pleasure by Hope Tarr
5. Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson
6. The Paris Secret by Angela Henry
7. Act Like We're in Love by Christi Barth
8. Invitation to Ruin by Bronwen Evans
9. The Haunted E-Book by J.L. Bryan
10. The Countess by Lynsay Sands
11. Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath (Book #1 in the London's Greatest Lovers series) (re-read)
12. Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman by Lorraine Heath (Book #2 in the London's Greatest Lovers series) (re-read)
13. Seducing the Governess by Margo Maguire
14. The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter
15. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
16. A Daring Proposition by Jennifer Greene
17. No Matter What by Erin Nicholas
18. Anything You Want by Erin Nicholas
19. Magick Charm by Jennifer Wells
20. Lady Doctor Wyre by Joely Sue Burkhart
21. Management Skills by January Rowe
22. Once upon a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle
23. Burning Up by Susan Andersen
24. All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins
25. Sinful Long Legs by Cassandra Dayne
26. My One and Only by Kristan Higgins
27. Slave by Cheryl Brooks
28. One Night is Never Enough by Anne Mallory
29. Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
30. As You Wish by Gabi Stevens
31. Willing Victim by Cara McKenna
32. Something Secret This Way Comes by Sierra Dean
33. Forever Bound by Stacey Kennedy
34. Hired by Lily Harlem
35. Stranded with her Ex by Jill Sorenson
36. Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan
37. Siren Song by Stephanie Draven
38. Carnal Secrets by Nadia Lee
39. What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long
40. This Perfect Kiss by Melody Thomas
41. Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson
42. Ruby Red Metallic by Casey Sheridan
43. Taken by Desire by Lavinia Kent
44. Uniform Behaviour ed. by Lucy Felthouse
45. Loved by a Warrior by Donna Fletcher
46. A Bit of Rough by Lucy Felthouse
47. A Happily Ever After of Her Own by Nadia Lee
48. Whisper Falls by Toni Blake
49. Rising, Freestyle by Vivian Arend (currently reading)
50.Bachelor Unleashed by Brenda Jackson
51. Spiderwork by L.K. Rigel
52. Between by Cyndi Tefft
53. Quarter Square by David Bridger
54. The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt
55. Secrets, Monsters and Magic Mirrors by Donald B. Lemke
56. Cat's Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold by Bettie Sharpe
57. The Pet Shop by K.D. Grace
58. The Bartered Virgin by Chevon Gael
59. Kamikaze by Moira Rogers
60. Learning Curves by Elyse Mady
61. Lessons in Indiscretion by Karen Erickson
62. Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase
63. Seduction and Scandal by Charlotte Featherstone (Book #1 in the Brethren Guardians series)
64. Kathryn, the Kitten by Lavinia Kent (Book #1 in the Real Duchesses of London series)
65. Waking up with the Duke by Lorraine Heath (Book #3 in the London's Greatest Lovers series)
66. Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery (Book #3 in the Fool's Gold series)
67. Bleeder by L.K. Rigel (Book #3 in the Apocalypto series)
68. The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters by Sierra Dean (Book # 0.5 in the Secret McQueen series)
69. Forsaken by Shadow by Kait Nolan
70. The Book Blogger's Cookbook by Christy Dorrity
71. Only Mine by Susan Mallery (Book #4 in the Fool's Gold series)
72. Waking up with the Duke by Lorraine Heath (Book #3 in the London's Greatest Lovers series)
73. Forever in Lingerie by Gina Gordon
74. Her Kind of Hero by Kathleen Dienne
75. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (TBR)
76. Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress by Ann Lethbridge
77. The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
78. The "What If" Guy by Brooke Moss
79. Red by Kait Nolan
80. Chasing Tabby by Misty Burke
81. Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelley
82. IOU Sex by Calista Fox
83. Wild & Steamy anthology by Meljean Brook, Jill Myles and Carolyn Crane
84. Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl
85. Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross
86. Black Gold by Vivian Arend
87. Hold Me by Lucianne Rivers
89. Lucky Girl by Cate Lord
90. Dangerous Desire by Diane Escalera
91. Mile High Airship Club by Nishi Serrano
92. Out of Her League by Kaylea Cross
93. Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (Book #1 in the Grigori Legacy series)
94. Mistress by Marriage by Maggie Robinson (Book #3 in the Courtesan Court series)
95. What a Duke Wants by Lavinia Kent
96. Tempted by His Target by Jill Sorenson
97. Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye
98. A Bloody Good Secret by Sierra Dean (Book #2 in the Secret McQueen series)
99. Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
100. Seducing the Myth ed. by Lucy Felthouse (currently reading)
101. Heroes 'Til Curfew by Susan Bischoff (TBR)
102. The Man She Loves to Hate by Kelly Hunter
103. The Mogul's Maybe Marriage by Mindy Klasky
104. Entice Me by Lucianne Rivers (Book #3 in the Caldwell Sisters series)
105. Romancing the M.D. by Maureen Smith
106. Because of You by Jessica Scott
107. Courting the Enemy by Renee Ryan
108. Fatal Heat by Lisa Marie Rice
109. Ruby Red Metallic by Casey Sheridan (re-read)
110. Deep Disclosure by Dee Davis
111. The Guy Next Door by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan and Victoria Dahl
112. Cruising Toward Love by Christi Barth
113. Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep * (Book #1 in the Bigtime series)
114. North of Need by Laura Kaye (Book #1 in the Hearts of the Anemoi series)
115. Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis (Book #1 in the Lucky Harbor series)
116. The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Carrie by Lori Wilde
117. A Karma Girl Christmas by Jennifer Estep (Book #3.5 in the Bigtime series)
118. Attic in My Yard by Birgit Horvath-Muck
119. Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep (Book #2 in the Mythos Academy series)
120. Secret Santa by Sierra Dean (Book #2.5 in the Secret McQueen series)
121. Any Given Christmas by Candis Terry (Book #2 in the Sugar Shack series)
122. Dangerous Charade by Elizabeth Means
123. All I Want For Christmas by Karen Erickson
124. The Lady's Secret by Joanna Chambers
125. Her Christmas Pleasure by Karen Erickson
126. More Than Meets the Ink by Elle Aycart
127. All She Wants For Christmas Is Her Dom by Stacey Kennedy
128. Bound for the Holidays by Mackenzie McKade
129. Her Dark Knight by Sharon Cullen
130. All I Want For Christmas by Liliana Hart
131. The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis (Book #2 in the Lucky Harbor series)
132. Midnight Sun by M.J. Fredrick
133. Jack's Christmas Wish by Bonni Sansom
134. Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke (Book #3 in the Abandoned at the Altar series)




0 book read, 11/11 to go


0 book read, 3/3 to go



2011TBR
2 book read, 10/12 to go
 
1. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
2. Stray by Rachel Vincent (Book #1 in the Shifters series) *

 


4 books read, 8/12 to go

1. Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines (free Kindle book)
2. Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson (free Kindle book)
3. Slave by Cheryl Brooks (free Kindle book)
4. Bound for the Holidays by Mackenzie McKade (free Kindle book)



25 books read, 0/24 to go - COMPLETED!
 

1. Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines
2. Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams
3. Spark of Temptation by Jess Haines
6. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
8. Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep
9. Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives ed. by Justin Hustainis
10. Quarter Square by David Bridger
11. Kamikaze by Moira Rogers
12. Taken by the Others by Jess Haines
13. Deceived by the Others
14. The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters by Sierra Dean (Book # 0.5 in the Secret McQueen series)
15. Forsaken by Shadow by Kait Nolan
16. Rogue by Rachel Vincent (Book #2 in the Shifters series)
17. Pride by Rachel Vincent (Book #3 in the Shifters series)
19. Wild & Steamy anthology by Meljean Brook, Jill Myles and Carolyn Crane
20. Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (Book #1 in the Grigori Legacy series)
21. A Bloody Good Secret by Sierra Dean (Book #2 in the Secret McQueen series)
22. Death Magic by Eileen Wilks (Book #8 in the World of the Lupi series)
23. Prey by Rachel Vincent (Book #4 in the Shifters series) (currently reading)
24. Secret Santa by Sierra Dean (Book #2.5 in the Secret McQueen series)
25. Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep (Book #2 in the Mythos Academy series)



1 book read, 9/10 to go

1. Wild & Steamy anthology by Meljean Brook, Jill Myles and Carolyn Crane



 36 books read, 0/20 to go - COMPLETED!


1. Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson (Book #1 in the Courtesan Court series)
2. Management Skills by January Rowe
3. Her Sinful Long Legs by Cassandra Dayne
4. Slave by Cheryl Brooks
5. Willing Victim by Cara McKenna
6. Forever Bound by Stacey Kennedy
7. Hired by Lily Harlem
8. Ruby Red Metallic by Casey Sheridan
9. Uniform Behaviour ed. by Lucy Felthouse
10. A Bit of Rough by Lucy Felthouse
11. The Pet Shop by K.D. Grace
12. Kamikaze by Moira Rogers
13. Lessons in Indiscretion by Karen Erickson
14. Four Play by Maya Banks and Shayla Black (currently reading)
15. Rising, Freestyle by Vivian Arend (currently reading)
16. The Pet Shop by K.D. Grace
17. Learning Curves by Elyse Mady
18. Lessons in Indiscretion by Karen Erickson
19. Forever in Lingerie by Gina Gordon
20. The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
21. The Princess in His Bed by Lila DiPasqua
22. Awakened by a Kiss by Lila DiPasqua
23. Dangerous Desire by Diane Escalera
24. IOU Sex by Calista Fox
25. Mile High Airship Club by Nishi Serrano
26. Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye
27. Seducing the Myth ed. by Lucy Felthouse (currently reading)
28. Mistress by Marriage by Maggie Robinson (Book #3 in the Courtesan Court series)
29. Cross-checked by Lily Harlem
30. The Breaker's Concubine by Ann Mayburn
31. All I Want For Christmas by Karen Erickson
32. Her Christmas Pleasure by Karen Erickson
33. All She Wants For Christmas Is Her Dom by Stacey Kennedy
34. Bound for the Holidays by Mackenzie McKade
35. All I Want For Christmas by Liliana Hart
36. Jack's Christmas Wish by Bonni Sansom



36 books read, 0/12 to go - COMPLETED!
 

1. Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke
2. Prelude to a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle
3. Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines
4. Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams
5. The Dark Night by Gena Showalter
6. Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath (Book #1 in the London's Greatest Lovers series) (re-read)
7. The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter
8. Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch (re-read)
9. Minder by Kate Kaynak
10. A Creed in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller
11. Slave by Cheryl Brooks
12. Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
13. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
14. Something Secret This Way Comes by Sierra Dean
15. Between by Cyndi Tefft
16. Kamikaze by Moira Rogers
17. Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase
18. Seduction and Scandal by Charlotte Featherstone (Book #1 in the Brethren Guardians series)
19. Kathryn, the Kitten by Lavinia Kent (Book #1 in the Real Duchesses of London series)
20. Forever in Lingerie by Gina Gordon
21. Stray by Rachel Vincent (Book #1 in the Shifters series)
22. The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
23. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
24. Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl
25. Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross
26. Black Gold by Vivian Arend
27. Hold Me by Lucianne Rivers 
28. Chasing Tabby by Misty Burke
29. Out of Her League by Kaylea Cross
30. Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (Book #1 in the Grigori Legacy series)
31. The Breaker's Concubine by Ann Mayburn
32. Because of You by Jessica Scott
33. The Guy Next Door by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan and Victoria Dahl
34. Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep * (Book #1 in the Bigtime series)
35. North of Need by Laura Kaye (Book #1 in the Hearts of the Anemoi series)
36. Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis (Book #1 in the Lucky Harbor series)





31 books read, 0/12 to go - COMPLETED!

1. Never Tempt Danger by Denise Robbins
2. The Haunted E-Book by J.L. Bryan
3. Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams
4. Magick Charm by Jennifer Wells
5. Minder by Kate Kaynak
6. Stranded with her Ex by Jill Sorenson
7. Siren Song by Stephanie Draven
8. Adversary by Kate Kaynak
9. Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep
10. Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives ed. by Justin Hustainis
11. Quarter Square by David Bridger
12. Taken by the Others by Jess Haines
13. Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines (Book #3 in the H and W Investigations series)
14. The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters by Sierra Dean (Book # 0.5 in the Secret McQueen series)
15. Forsaken by Shadow by Kait Nolan
16. Altar of Bones by Philip Carter
17. Never Tempt Danger by Denise Robbins
18. Red by Kait Nolan
19. Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross
20. Dangerous Desire by Diane Escalera
21. Out of Her League by Kaylea Cross
23. Thrill Me by Lucianne Rivers
24. Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin (Book #1 in the Grigori Legacy series)
25. Heroes 'Til Curfew by Susan Bischoff (TBR)
26. Courting the Enemy by Renee Ryan
27. Fatal Heat by Lisa Marie Rice
28. Deep Disclosure by Dee Davis
29. Dangerous Charade by Elizabeth Means
30. More Than Meets the Ink by Elle Aycart
31. Midnight Sun by M.J. Fredrick



I aimed for the Candy Cane-aholic level:
14 books read, 0/7 to go - COMPLETED!


1. North of Need by Laura Kaye
2. Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis (Book #1 in the Lucky Harbor series)
3. The Christmas Cookie Chronicles: Carrie by Lori Wilde
4. A Karma Girl Christmas by Jennifer Estep  (Book #3.5 in the Bigtime series)
5. Secret Santa by Sierra Dean  (Book #2.5 in the Secret McQueen series)
6. Any Given Christmas by Candis Terry
7. All I Want For Christmas by Karen Erickson
8. All She Wants For Christmas is Her Dom by Stacey Kennedy
9. Bound for the Holidays by Mackenzie McKade
10. Her Christmas Pleasure by Karen Erickson
11. All She Wants for Christmas is Her Dom by Stacey Kennedy
12. All I Want for Christmas by Liliana Hart
13. Christmas in Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis
14. Jack's Christmas Wish by Bonni Sansom

Friday, 30 December 2011

January is NetGalley month!



It's that time again! What time? Well when Emily from Red House Books is once again organizing a NetGalley Month! Those who participated in the previous NetGalley month challenges know all about it, but those of you who haven't heard about it let me tell you what this mean.

It is a wonderful initiative of Emily to make a dent in our huge TBR (to-be-reviewed) pile of NetGalley ARCs. So she created a challenge, declaring January NetGalley month, the objective is to read (and possibly review) as many NetGalley books as you can between January 1st and January 31st. If you want to motivate yourself in making a dent in your huge virtual NetGalley book pile then sign up and let us cheer you on! :-)

Thank you Emily for organizing it once again! :-)

I loved participating in the previous challenges and even broke my personal record in October when I read 13 NetGalley novels, woohoo! This time I don't have any illusions to achieve that as I'll have my second bar exam at the end of January, so I'll have to study full steam :-( So I'm not fixing big goals this time: just read as much as I get to.

So come and join the fun! :-) 

And of course:



Book Review: Jack's Christmas Wish by Bonni Sansom

Title: Jack's Christmas Wish
Author: Bonni Sansom
Release Date: 11 November 2011
Publisher: Renaissance eBooks
Source: review copy provided by author
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon

Grade: 1.5 stars

Novellus horrendus!
Goodreads appetizer: She'd been nice - so Santa brought her heart's desire, a sexy new master! Aside from being broke, stalked and groped by Santa, Lissa Monroe wondered what would happen to her next? She never expected it would be love at first sight. Times are hard for Lissa, with her mother’s illness and her own financial problems. She took a job as Santa’s sexy helper in a department store. Her ex-boyfriend Rex is stalking her and leaving dirty messages on her answering machine. She thinks she can handle him, but things turn deadly causing her to have an accident. Being a widowed single father isn’t easy. Derek Baxter knows this first hand, but when your son wants a new mom for Christmas what are you to do? It’s not like you can go out and find one or is it? Jack thinks so when he meets Lissa as he sits atop Santa’s lap. Outwardly Derek is the polite, shy widower and devoted father to his son Jack. In truth Derek is a wolf in sheep's clothing. He harbors a naughty secret that would surprise his friends and neighbors. Derek is a BDSM-Dominant with a playroom hidden in his basement loaded with BDSM toys. Derek's not looking for a relationship; at least he doesn’t think he is until Lissa and Jack have an instant bond, causing Derek to wonder if maybe his son’s instincts have found him a new Wife. Derek and Lissa embark on a whirlwind relationship which accelerates and leaves them both breathless. They both want the same thing—each other, but Lissa’s past hurts in the name of love hold her back. Derek is determined to break down her walls one way or another and win her heart.
This review was originally posted at The Forbidden Bookshelf.

My Thoughts: I am an unashamed Christmas-aholic. I love everything about the holidays, and one of my favourite things are holiday themed stories! So I dove in excitedly and started reading Jack's Christmas Wish expecting a heart-warming but sexy story. Sadly it fell short on so many accounts that I had to stop at 60% after I couldn't force myself to read any more.

My biggest complaint was that it featured one of my major pet peeves, namely that the hero/heroine share a bond, feel they were destined for each other after only spending literally a couple hours together! Sure, I can imagine attraction, lust, sympathy at first sight, but to love someone you got to know them so sorry but I'm not buying the "we were made for each other" thing so soon after their meeting.

She couldn't lose him now. There were too many emotions invested.

This is what the heroine thinks after their first and quite brief date! Sorry honey, but what deep emotions do you have after spending 3 hours with the man?

Same goes with how the heroine felt such a strong pull toward the hero's little boy, only after glimpsing him standing in line for Santa and speaking with him less than 5 minutes!

But besides this, sadly there were many other things:

The writing was fractured, the dialogue flat and stilted, the sentences too simplistic and undeveloped, they often read like chewing broken glass.

"It was supposed to be a one night thing, but I really want to see you again." Fuck, complicated.
"You do? I really wanted to see you again too. Maybe we could date a little before we do this again."

Jack, the hero's little orphan boy could have been cute, but Bonni Samson confused me: Jack was described as a 7 year old, but he sounded and behaved like a 3-4 year old:

"But, Dad, I want her to be my new mom. I really liked her. She's pretty." Jack sat down at the table and swung his legs in the chair. His Superman pajama with footies made a scraping sound as the tips grazed the floor.

At the h/h's first date there was a lot of jumping around: first she's giving him a handjob, he wants to call it quits, then he says that despite they first agreeing to a one night stand he wants to see her again. Then she replies that before their next sexual encounter they should date first. The guy's answer to this (who don't forget is a single father raising his vulnerable son whose mother died): "ok, let's go out the 3 of us with my son" What the heck? He wants to have a date with her AND his son when a few pages ago he didn't want to introduce a woman in his son's life and disrupt it?! O_O

The heroine was TSTL (too stupid to live): her stalker ex-boyfriend leaves 18 vulgar an threatening message on her answering machine (18 in one day!), and she opens the door to him in the middle of the night in a loosely tied bathrobe! Seriously my eyes hurt after so much eyerolling...

Verdict: So sadly due to the above mentioned problems I just couldn't get over them and enjoy the story. I found it shallow, clichéd and not well developed.

Plot: 3/10
Characters: 2/10
Writing: 3/10
Cover: 6/10 - the grin of that guy looks a bit creepy...


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Reading Challenge: Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge 2012

And the usual UF challenge I sign up every year at Book Chick City:




Challenge Details

• Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012

• There are two levels:
- Read TWENTY FOUR (24) horror & urban fantasy novels in 2012
- Read FORTY EIGHT (48) horror & urban fantasy novels in 2012

• You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

• You can join the challenge at anytime. All books read in 2012 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.

• Audiobooks do not count, but all other formats are accepted.

• No non-fiction - only fiction.

• This challenge can crossover to other challenges.

• At the beginning of Jan 2012, you will find a link to add your reviews.

• You don't have to have a blog to join in - for those without a blog but who use Goodreads, Amazon, LibraryThing etc, you can add the URL to where you track your books. If you don't have a URL at all then choose a name you would like to use and then copy and paste the following link:

I'm aiming to read 24 UF novels (as I don't read horror it will be a strictly IF challenge for me), with all the other genres I'm reading, I doubt I could reach 48 in only this genre.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Reading Challenge: Speculative Romance Challenge 2012

Carolyn at Book Chick City is once again hosting some fantastic reading challenges I couldn't resist not signing up for. I feel this one will be a favourite of mine:



Challenge Details

• Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012

• Rules: There are FOUR (4) LEVELS to choose from:

- One Sexy Demon: Read 6 Speculative Romance novels in 2012
- Two Sexy Werewolves: Read 12 Speculative Romance novels in 2012
- Three Sexy Vampires: Read 18 Speculative Romance novels in 2012
- Four Sexy Archangels: Read 24 Speculative Romance novels in 2012

• You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

• You can join at anytime. All books read in 2012 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.

• At the beginning of Jan 2012, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews.

• Audiobooks do not count, but all other formats are accepted.

• Only fiction, no non-fiction.

• This challenge can crossover to other challenges.

• You don't have to have a blog to join in - for those without a blog but who use Goodreads, Amazon, LibraryThing etc, you can add the URL to where you track your books. If you don't have a URL at all then choose a name you would like to use and then copy and paste the following link:


• GENRES:
- Paranormal romance
- Dark fantasy romance
- Urban fantasy romance
- Steampunk romance
- Sci-fi romance
- Apocalyptic romance

In the beginning I'm aiming for Level Two Sexy Werewolves (read 12 novels), and we'll see if I'll upgrade later.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Book Review: Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis

Title: Simply Irresistible
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release Date: 1 November 2011
Number of pages: 684 pages
Publisher: Forever
Source: review copy provided by publisher through NetGalley
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon, Kindle store, Book Depository

Christmas in Lucky Harbor is a 2-in-1 reissue of Simply Irresistible and The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis, this review is only of the 1st story: Simply Irresistible, to read my review of the 2nd book The Sweetest Thing click here.

Grade: 4.5 stars

Novellus superbus!
Goodreads appetizer:

Simply Irresistible - Book #1 in the Lucky Harbor series

Maddie Moore's whole life needs a makeover.

In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington.

Starting over won't be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too.

The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she's sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie's struggles to overcome the past, though she's about to discover that there's no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.

My Thoughts: I first heard of Simply Irresistible when it came out, it was all over the book blogs with its unique white cover. It sounded like a nice story and I put it on my to-read-one-day-when-I-get-the-time list and mostly forgot about it. Then being the Christmas-aholic that I am I requested the Christmas in Lucky Harbor book at NetGalley I was happy to discover it was actually a reissue of Book #1 and #2 of the Lucky Harbor series, nothing better than to start the series at the beginning and I can't understand why I waited so long to read it!

Simply Irresistible is wonderful. It is heartwarming, cute, funny and sexy. The perfect small town holiday romance. If you haven't yet read the Lucky Harbor series, I urge you to do it! Basically it tells the story of three half-sisters who after the death of their hippy mom get together in the small town of Lucky Harbor (where they haven't been since their childhood) to decide what to do with their mom's run-down inn and their lives.

Simply Irresistible is Maddie's (the middle sister) story. Maddie has been nicknamed as the "Mouse" because she is compliant, shy and rather self-effacing. As the middle child she is the mediator between her older and younger sister who are constantly at each others' throat. Maddie is a nice, relatable heroine: she considers herself average and ordinary, but her kind heart, generosity, vulnerability and compassion make her one of a kind. Maddie is adorable, see for yourself:

After they see the sad state in which the inn is, Maddie and her sisters get drunk and Maddie drunk dials a contractor (who will turn out to be, yep, you guessed it right, the hero of the story):
“Hi,” she said at the beep. “Potential new client here, looking for a master—er, renovation expert. We’re at Lucky Harbor Resort, at the end of Lucky Harbor Road, you can’t miss us. Oh, and we’re in desperate need of mastering. You’re probably busy, seeing as you’re the only master in town, but we’re short on time. Like really short on time. In fact, we’re sort of desperate—” She broke off and covered the mouthpiece because Tara was in her face, waving wildly.

“What?”

“You said desperate twice. You can’t tell him that— he’ll raise his price! And what the hell is your fixation on being mastered?” Maddie rolled her eyes—which made her dizzy—and uncovered the mouthpiece.

“Okay, forget the desperate thing. We’re not desperate. Hell, we could do the work ourselves, if we wanted. So come or don’t come, no worries.” She paused, turned her back on her sisters, and lowered her voice to speak extra softly. “ But please come first thing in the morning!” And then she quickly ended the conversation and smiled innocently at Tara.

Maddie just got out of an abusive relationship and tries to get herself together. I found it stunning how despite being such a shy and peaceful person she had this inner strength and drive to build herself and her self-respect back all alone, without the help or knowledge of anyone else, just on her own.

Jax, our hero, is simply put dreamy. In Maddie's words:
he had a voice that went down like smooth whiskey, a way of looking at her that tended to get her to say more than she should, and oh, yeah, he kissed like heaven on earth.
He is considerate, warm-hearted, and droolworthy handsome *dreamy sighs* The attraction and then later sweet and sizzling love story that develops between Maddie and Jax gave me both heart palpitations and delicious shivers, my favourite combination when reading a romance novel :-)

For me one of the highlights of the novel were the one-liner recipe cards the girls' mom left them with advice on life, love and everything in between. They were all completely unique and made me chuckle without exception:
“The easy road is always under construction, so have an alternate route planned.”

“If you’re going through hell . . . keep moving.”

“Smile . . . it makes people wonder what you’re up to.”

“Remember, it’s always better to be the smartass rather than the dumbass.”

“Men are like roses. You have to watch out for the pricks.”

“Men are like parking spots. All the good ones are taken, and those that aren’t are inaccessible.”

“I chose the path less traveled, but only because I was lost. Carry a map.”

And the chuckle out loud humour permeated the novel, be it dialogues between Jax and his friend:
He was still struggling with his own temper when Ford strode into the office and kicked Jax’s feet off his desk.

“Get up. Water’s calm. Wind’s kicking. We’re going sailing.”

“Not in the mood.”

“I’m looking for a first mate, not a sex partner.”

ROFL!
or Jax and Maddie:
“Yesterday you said you wouldn’t be my escape.”

“That was a stupid statement by a very stupid man who wasn’t thinking clearly.” “And you’re thinking clearly now?” “Yes. This isn’t just sex between us. So if you want escape, and you want to use my body to do it, then I’m your willing victim.”

“Magnanimous of you.”
or the sisters:
“I want sympathy!”

“Are you kidding me? You have the sexiest man on the planet wanting you. You’re getting laid regularly. No sympathy for you!”
The relationship between the sisters was fantastic: it was explosive, with lots of screaming and hair-pulling, but deep down the love and sense of belonging was what mattered.

I loved how the holidays were incorporated in the story. It didn't feel forced and added something to the basic story of love and family. I'm sure you'll have a blast reading about the sisters' holiday decorations and Christmas tree (I know I had), here is just a teaser so you get a first taste:
She couldn’t help it. The top of her head was bumping up against the scrawny trunk of the tree, and she was breathing in the scent of pine. Above her, she could see a set of barbecue tongs dangling off the branches next to a picture of Jon Bon Jovi, a whisk, a Tupperware lid, and a near-naked shot of a very young Johnny Depp. “I’ve never had a more beautiful tree,” she whispered reverently.
My only minor complaint about the book was that Jill Shalvis ended chapters at the most interesting scenes and the next chapter picked up at a later place, leaving the reader out of anything that happened between.

Verdict: Simply Irresistible was the first book I read for the Book Lovers Inc's Holiday Reading Challenge (if you'd like to join the fun: CLICKIE), and loved it to pieces! Jill Shalvis' narrative flows freely, the story is engaging, the characters are entertaining and the dialogue is the best! I just loved all the chuckle out loud funny quips between the sisters and then there is the melt-you-on-the-spot love story between Maddie and Jax *dreamy sigh*

Simply Irresistible is the perfect cute and light romance for the holidays to savour with a mug of hot cocoa curled up on the sofa, I'm sure you'll love it! :-)

Plot: 9/10
Characters: 9/10
Writing: 9/10
Ending: 8/10
Cover: 8/10

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Books in the series:

Book #1 - Simply Irresistible (Maddie's story)
Book #2 - The Sweetest Thing (Tara's story) - Read my review
Book #3 - Head Over Heels (Chloe's story)

Monday, 26 December 2011

It's Monday, What Are you Reading? (#61)


It's Monday, What are you reading? is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read and the books to be finished this week.

I hope you all had a merry Christmas, ate some delicious treats and had a wonderful time with your loved ones. :-) The whole family is back and since Friday we had family events nonstop, so I had absolutely no time to read after I left the office and went on Christmas holiday, but before that here is what I have read:

Books I completed 


This is the holiday 2 in 1 compilation of the first two novels in Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series: Simply Irresistible and The Sweetest Thing. I loved the 1st story (my review will be posted soon) and the 2nd was just as adorable. I love the Lucky Harbor series of Jill Shalvis: it is heartwarming, sexy and very funny. Small town romance at its best!



A holiday erotica novella I'm reading for the Book Lovers Inc's Holiday Reading Challenge, my review will soon be posted on The Forbidden Bookshelf. Unfortunately I didn't like it at all, there were many things I disliked, will tell you all in detail in my review.



A well written, action packed, exciting romantic suspense, which made me see Antarctica in a different light. A great read! MY review will be posted soon.


Book I am currently reading


I love Nadia's novels (both Carnal Secrets and A Happily Ever After of Her Own were great!), and when I heard that not only was she releasing a new novel but that it was an urban fantasy story I became doubly excited! :-D


Books I can't wait to start

A few of the many wonderful historical romances that get released tomorrow, I am excited to read them!





And what are you reading this week?


Sunday, 25 December 2011

Wishing You Happy Holidays!


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

May you have a wonderful, relaxing time with your loved ones! :-)


ps. If you would like to hear about how I'll be spending my Christmas, you can read about it here and here.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Winners announced just before Christmas


I'm just in time before Christmas to announce two lucky winners of the giveaways which ended yesterday.

The lucky winner of an ebook copy of All She Wants For Christmas is Her Dom by Stacey Kennedy is


latishajean


The lucky winner of a limited edition Gini Koch 2012 Calendar is


@ZDz59001


Congratulations winners! I have sent you an e-mail notifying you of your win, please get back to me before December 27th or I will have to draw a new winner. Thank you.


After the holidays don't forget to enter these giveaways:

Enter the Mid-Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop - Open worldwide - Ends 27 December

Win an ebook copy of Second Guessing Fate by Claire Robyns - Open worldwide - Ends 29 December

Win The Last Slayer by Nadia Lee - Open worldwide - Ends 29 December

Enter Loveswept Big Holiday Giveaway Hop - Open to US/Canada - Ends 8 January

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Book Review: More Than Meets the Ink by Elle Aycart

Title: More Than Meets the Ink
Author: Elle Aycart
Release Date: 28 June 2011
Number of pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Lose Id.
Source: review copy provided by author
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon

Grade: 4 stars

Novellus superbus!
Goodreads appetizer: Wickedly sexy James Bowen is a bad boy of the highest order -- tattoos and attitude included -- which unfortunately ranks way up on Tate's not-a-chance-in-hell list, right there along with skydiving naked over Teheran and juggling Ebola vials just for kicks. But what the heck, she's on holiday, the guy is absolutely irresistible, and she needs to unplug from her life. With her dad and brother gone, Tate is left to deal with the family restaurant, which is fast going down the drain. Her employees are acting out, her boyfriend has bailed out, and her very own private stalker is emailing her to death with lovely threats of doom, fire, and dismemberment. So yeah, maybe a little holiday fling is in order. Strictly sex though, and no follow-up whatsoever once.

She hadn't counted on her take-charge holiday fling having an opinion of his own and stubbornly sticking around, before and after the sex, making himself at home in her life. There is definitely more to James than meets her prejudiced eye, and even if she's not ready to look deeper, James isn't prepared to permit her not to.

This review was originally posted at Book Lovers Inc.

My Thoughts: Tate Cooper is visiting her mom in a retirement home in Florida when she meets gorgeous but completely unsuitable James Bowen, son of her mom's middle-aged nemesis neighbour.
With the sun right behind him, she still couldn’t see him clearly, so she shaded her eyes with her hand and faced the jerk. The jerk was gorgeous.
Tate considers James perfectly unsuitable for anything romantic related as he has several tattoos, and Tate knows very well that tattoos mean bad boy, which means irresponsible, dangerous, heartbreaker, bad-news-guy.
Duh. What was she thinking asking such a stupid question? Of course no girlfriend. These guys never had girlfriends; they had babes, bootie calls, fuck buddies.

“Disliking tattoos is like a Pavlovian reflex for me.”
She came to this conclusion through the numerous and always badly ending experience of her sister Elle, who has something for irresistible macho bad biker boys, but who each and every single time got her heart broken. So witnessing her sister's romantic misfortunes Tate swears off tattoo-sporting guys, because she knows very well they are the kind with whom a sensible intelligent woman never mixes, unless she wants to screw up her life and sanity. I very much enjoyed reading Tate's monologue-analysis of bad boys, even if she sounded somehow snobbish Elle Aycart wrote these potentially insulting parts in such a way that with James I found it entertaining and at times even amusing. (I have to confess but in mere whispers that I also shared some of her prejudices.)

But after Tate admits to herself that the attraction between James and herself is too much to resist she finally gives in with the reassuring thought that whatever they will have will be nothing more than a fling, just sex, nothing else.
she was after vacation fun and sex. No love, no commitment or long-term anything. James was…hormonal relief—fucking material.
And that's where More Than Meets the Ink went from hot to scorching! The chemistry and make out scenes between James and Tate made my Kindle burst up in flames! Elle Aycart did an amazing job portraying James, who despite his impressive muscled physique and several tattoos is deep down an honest and generous good guy, but still retained some of the sexiness of bad boys in their bedroom antics.
Let me come over, and I’ll prove it to you. You’ll come so many times you’ll be limp by the time I’m done with you.”
James bedroom talk was blunt, sometimes even a bit shocking in its vulgarity, but I have to tell youo it worked amazingly well! I thought I wasn't someone who enjoyed this kind of crude dirty talk, but James makes it really sexy! Reading their make out scenes I continuously went from getting goosebumps then fanning myself, Elle Aycart masterfully mixed sexual tension and release giving the reader the perfect concoction of sizzling scenes.

Despite being a strong and independent woman, inside Tate is very vulnerable. She lost half of her family recently and she still hasn't gotten over her loss. She is in a fragile place of her life, with the family business being in bad shape, having debts up to her ear, having to deal with her broken up and grieving family as well as an irritating stalker. She is not ready emotionally to open up to someone, least of all to a bad boy she considers James to be. But what made my heart melt was that James knew quite early what he wanted (=Tate in his life) and wouldn't give up. He gave as much space and time to Tate as he could, but always waiting at the end for her to finally get on board. His possessiveness and the intensity of his feelings towards Tate made him a wonderful and completely irresistible hero:
He grabbed her by her shoulders, looking ready to strangle her. “You haven’t gotten the dynamics of our relationship down yet, have you? Let me explain it to you: we’re involved, very involved. You’re mine, and your problems are also mine. No one messes with what belongs to me. Don’t fight me on that, because you’ll lose, baby.
Besides the amazingly hot and well orchestrated love scenes, I mostly cherished the constant humour in More Than Meets the Ink. Be it Tate or James' dad, every character had some lines which made me burst out in laughter:
“I’m going to take a wild guess here and say the hard-on you’ve been sporting all afternoon is not on account of Mr. Nicholson continually bending over to pick up the golf balls, right?”
I enjoyed getting to know the supporting cast, Elle Aycart introduced a lot of interesting and likable secondary characters I would like to see again soon in a sequel.

I understand the reason for including the suspense part in the story, but I still think it could have done without it, it was my least favourite part, and wouldn't have minded if it were cut.

Verdict: More Than Meets the Ink is a fantastic erotic romance! Besides showing us the burning scenes Elle Aycart also explores the more subtle but equally powerful emotional changes and development in her characters. I never would have guessed if I haven't been told that Elle Aycart is not a native English speaker. Her narrative flew freely and naturally, her writing was both gripping and savoury. All in all More Than Meets the Ink is a scorching hot read I recommend to everyone who loves their contemporary romance sizzling!

Plot: 7/10
Characters: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Ending: 8/10
Cover: 7/10 - suits the story perfectly but I find it a bit too purple

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