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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Reflected In You ~ Sylvia Day

                                                         Grab the champagne!

                                                             Pop the cork!

                                                         Warn your husbands!





                                              Let's shout it from the rooftops ladies....  

                                        'It's here!! It's here!!.... It's FINALLY here!!'





October 2nd was like Christmas (Crossmas!) for Sylvia Day fans who use Kobo, Kindle, Nook  
( Let's sing!! "Deck the halls with Mommy Porn...Fa la la la la, la la la..."  or  "Gideon Cross is coming to town....")

Reflected In You was released for ebook!
(Don't worry paperback lovers, your day is approaching I heard Oct 23rd is the day for North American Release!)

If you haven't read the first book in the Crossfire series, than you had better do the following:

  a) Check out my blog on Bared To You!
  b) Go out and buy the above mentioned book and read it so you can keep up!

This is a series you really shouldn't read out of order!

So what did I think of the much anticipated Reflected In You???

**drumroll please**

Looooooooooooooooooved it!!!!!

Couldn't put it down.

At all.

So much so I almost forgot to take my daughter to her dance class! (We made it with minutes to spare!)
Than like a true book addict, I sent my husband to pick her up and I stayed up late to enjoy the silence and finish reading. The story picked up right where it left off. We are thrown into the story as Eva and Gideon's jealousy issues are at an all time high!

(When you read it pop some popcorn, get wine, wear comfy clothes, don't expect to sleep)

We have the same cast of characters (see previous blog for those who have no idea who they are) but we meet a few new ones! Mainly an ex boyfriend of Eva's named Brett Kline and also her father who comes for a visit. Brett is out to win Eva back! (Say WHAT!!?)  Corrine (Gideon's ex finance who we met in book one) is also back in the picture. Sparks are flying and steam is coming out of Eva's ears.
Some secrets about the past are revealed and we learn more about both Gideon and Eva, but we still have ALOT to learn and a lot of loose ends that need tied up. True to her nature, Sylvia Day leaves us wanting more! Her books are truly addicting!

Eva and Gideon have such a tumultuous relationship, they are so obsessed with each other it borders on insanity. At times reading it I thought to myself 'I don't care how sexy he is, dude needs a restraining order!'. Gideon is very domineering and his silence in the book frustrating. You feel Eva's irritation. You do not know what Gideon is thinking or what he is up to.
It's funny how absorbed in a novel I can get when I really truly want to jump in and yell at the characters. He was driving ME insane.
(Men take note: What women like... Hot sex = Yes!  Being Stalked and Bossed around = No!)

Eva, on the other hand, is one chick in need of a chill pill. She is one of the most imperfect heroines I think I have ever read about (which is why this novel is so interesting) She has so many past demons to deal with, it's a wonder she has energy left to tolerate the insatiable Mr. Cross and his moody temper (let alone all the other drama that comes her way)
It doesn't help she likes to stick her nose in his business where it doesn't belong all the while complaining that he does it to her. She has a tit-for-tat philosophy (he wants the tits, she wants the tat....bahahahaha..K, I get it, the joke sucked....moving on.....) I have to say though. I love how she can call him out on his crap!

Cary is back with his own set of problems, in the first novel he was a bit of a mess in regards to his love life. He wants to be with Trey, but is also involved with a woman. We find Cary continue on his journey trying to balance life as a bisexual male with an overly healthy sex drive. (Let's not forget the group sex scene in Bared To You!) It will be interesting to see what happens in the third book in the Crossfire series. Will he end up with Trey? (I'm willing to bet on it!)

Yeah... okay now what about those Sexy Scenes??? (I KNOW what some of you want to know...naughty naughty!)
Oh not to worry, like in Bared to You those sexy moments are Ahhh Ahhhhh Ahhhhhhhhh-plenty! (see what I did there *wink*wink*) If you are a fan of Sylvia Day's work she does not disappoint!
There is mile high mounting, concert kinky, more limo lovin', sexy showers..... you get the picture!
When Eva and Gideon are not mad at eachother... oh who am I kidding? Even WHEN they are mad at each other they are still screwing each other senseless.
There is talk of kinkier sex (think swings and things) but we have yet to see that actually happen. I'm banking on book three.


Two Words To Describe Reflected In You: Steamy & Stormy.


 Favorite Moment:

A part of  the novel really cracked me up. It takes place in Vegas when Eva is by the pool and she realizes just how far Gideon will go to make sure she is all his. It involves hotel security and free drinks.


So ladies...gents...and whoever else is reading this blog..... Do I recommend Reflected In You?
Yes I do!!
Just remember, read Bared To You first!!

Next up in the series is the final book called Entwined With You.
Can't wait!!!

Happy Reading!













Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Color Of Greed ~ Jack Thompson



What's your favorite color? Is it Blue? Pink? Orange? Chartreuse?

My favorite color (FYI in case I decide to quiz you one day or you decide buy me something) is Red. Love it!

Never mind the color chat though! After all THIS is a book blog and not Art Class 101, so let's move on!
I am happy to share with you the first novel of a new series by Jack Thompson!





Here is the official description from Amazon.com :


"When the young husband of a wealthy heiress is found dead on his yacht floating off the California coastline, his death is ruled an accident and the case is closed. The grieving widow, certain her husband was murdered but getting no help from the police, turns to Raja Williams, a wealthy Oxford-educated private investigator, who has dedicated his resources to help those in need of justice. When Raja arrives in Los Angeles and more bodies begin to pile up, he suspects a coverup that may go as high up as the governor. With the help of his partner Vinny, a highly skilled hacker, Raja must unravel the case before everyone involved, including the two of them, winds up dead.

A colorful cast of characters, great dialogue and a suspenseful twisting plot make The Color of Greed an entertaining read. The Color of Greed is the first book in the Raja Williams series."




My take:

Great Book!!! Now go read it!

Oh, that isn't enough? ;) You want to know why you should listen to me?

I thought this was a fun and highly enjoyable novel. It was one I could hardly put down!
It has lots of twists and turns, humor, suspense, even a little hint of romance.

 The novel starts off as what you think is a easy to solve 'who dunnit' mystery explodes into captivating whirlwind. One of the best qualities of this novel is the fact you do not know where the story will go or what will happen.
Can you figure out the bad guys? Yes, the author makes it somewhat apparent, but motives, suspicions etc... are not revealed until toward the end and there are a few others things thrown in to help throw you off. There are multiple problems, people and problems to overcome. I love that in a book. Bravo! *cue applause*

Raja Williams is one kind of hero I really enjoy! He's a private investigator with great qualities. Smart, intuitive, sneaky (in a good way!) handsome, and lets not forget incredibly rich. I like how he doesn't necessarily play by the rules if it means he can get the bad guy in the end. He had a very 007-ish vibe but with a bit of a psychic edge. I am interested to see if we learn more of his slightly elevated senses as the series progresses. I always like a book that has a touch of the 'unknown' in it.

Vinny is an awesome sidekick who has mad skills (yes,I just used that term) when it comes to computers. Ever loyal to Raja, Vinny is there to help solve mysteries and add two cents here and there. I hope in future novels we find out more about this character. A bit into the book we get a surprise on who Vinny is. I didn't see it coming. Love when that happens.

The two deal a lot of characters along the way. The rich widow, the helpful cop, smarmy pool boy, slick politicians..I would be here awhile if I named them all.
Raja is hired by the widow to find out what happened to her husband. He finds himself protecting her as she's frightened and suspicious of everyone (and for good reason) All is not what it seems in her world.

As amusing as this book is, it covers some thought provoking and darker topics regarding politics, organized crime, sexual abuse, and environmentalism.
I could not put this book down and I can't wait to read the next in the series. I'm torn between a star rating on this novel...so I wrote a poem:

*ahem*

I rarely give out 5 stars,
So I will call it a 4.
Than let's see what the next novel has in store!

Book two is called 'C'est La Vie' and the author hopes to have it completed by the end of October! Looking forward to it!!

Right now you can only find The Color Of Greed as an e-book for $2.99 on Amazon.com and is FREE for Amazon Prime Members! Paperback has not been released yet, but when it is, I will let you know and maaaaaaaaybe I will have a copy to giveaway for those interested! ;) (Who doesn't love a giveaway?)
Stay tuned to my Facebook Page for that announcement and more! 

To recap:

This book is good.
It's a steal as an ebook at $2.99
My favorite color is red.
I suck at poetry.


Happy Reading!


Check out Jack Thompson and his other works at his website!