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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From (As Of 2018)

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Welcome back to:
A weekly feature created By The Broke And The Bookish
Currently featured on That Artsy Reader Girl

It has occurred to me that it would be smart to keep a list
of interesting bookstores and libraries that I'd like to visit
around the world. It hasn't happened yet. Until that day
comes, I'm switching up today's topic to:

Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
(As Of 2018)

Dannika Dark
- 24 Books

Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance books. Her books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing in her cave, she enjoys indie music, reading, Netflix, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

Jeaniene Frost
- 13 Books

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, the Broken Destiny series, and the upcoming Night Rebel series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.
Pippa DaCosta
- 13 Books

Born in Kent UK, USATODAY bestselling author Pippa--- "Wait a second. Let's cut to the chase. I write kick-ass urban fantasy & sci-fi novels with conflicted characters, breathless action, and no-holds-barred dialogue. My books may not leave you feeling all fluffy and warm inside, but they will excite you. There will be plot-twists, angst, probably a few dead bodies, and very likely your favorite character will turn out to be the bad guy. Don't say I didn't warn you..."
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Annette Marie
- 11 Books

Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling Steel & Stone series, which includes Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night, and fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat— Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.
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Alyssa Rose Ivy
- 8 Books

Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels with over half a million books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings and skinny dipping. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

What's your most read author?
I'd love to know in the comments below!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Audio Book Review: Cursed By Fire By Danielle Annett

Cursed By Fire
(Blood & Magic #1)
By Danielle Annett 

Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 5 hours and 52 minutes

Blood is going to spill...

I just hope it won’t be mine.

After two weeks of searching, I found the seven-year-old I'd been hired to find too late. His body broken and discarded. Dead.

My boss doesn't want me to hunt down his killers. It's too dangerous.

But the Pacific Northwest Pack steps in, hiring me to bring the bastards to justice.

Turns out the kid was half shifter. And shifters don't abandon their own.

In a search that takes me through the maze of shifter hierarchy and the depths of the paranormal underworld, these killers underestimate how determined I am to mete out their punishment. Vigilante justice is the only kind these people understand.

Yes, blood will spill. And I'm determined it will be theirs.
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My Review:

This was an average story that made it so time passed a little faster for me while listening to it. My main issue: Everything felt only surface deep. There wasn't much substance to anything or anyone in this series. The world building felt off, in a way that everything was explained so loosely and on the surface that nothing ever felt real (if that makes any kind of sense).

Aria as an interesting character, but she would make really dumb choices considering how her world is running amok with paranormal creatures that only relying on their respective leaders to control and lead. I also didn't understand her out of character infatuation (in the second half of the book) with the men in her life.

Hunter was the one character I was starting to like. He was loyal, reliable and proved he cared about Aria throughout the story. Though that was about it. It's mentioned he's, in essence, this bad*ss mercenary, but it's not showcased. It's just there for convenience and plot sake. 

The kind of sorta love triangle with the guy who has powers similar to hers (whose name I forget) was creepy from the start. He had to almost strongarm her into meeting for coffee (which ended up happening because coincidences is totally a realistic plot choice) like he was entitled to her in some way and it only got worse with the end. I don't understand how Aria felt anything for him after all that.

I enjoyed how menacing and villainous the big-bad-powerful-leaders were. Every one of them had ulterior motives for whatever the situation they were dealing with was. It made them a few of the more entertaining characters in this story.

In conclusion, everything felt shallow and that's what ultimately made me not love this story. I guess it's a good thing, considering I only found out about the problems this story/author/series has with copying specific elements of stories from other authors (allegedly) after the fact. 

The Audio Book:

I've learned to love Nicole Poole's narrations! The voices (male and female) and accents were amazing. 

My Rating:

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Book Look #226: The Fairy Queen By Jovee Winters

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Hope you enjoy!! C:

Book Looks was created by @Jen and Books and Other Happy Ever Afters.

This Week:
The Fairy Queen By Jovee Winters
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Book Tag: Halloween Book Tag

Halloween is my favorite time of year! I look forward to it all year round, but being in Brazil doesn't make it all that interesting. It just gives me a push to dress more creepily (if that makes any sense) and be able to explain it away without being TOO weird. This tag was created by Michelle over on Book Adventures.

1.) Favorite Scary (Must Read) For Halloween?

2.) Scariest Book Cover, Like Ever?

I remember the covers for the Goosebumps Night Of The Living Dummy books
scaring the life out of me. They still scare me so feel free to look for them
because I won't be giving myself nightmares posting them here :)

3.) If You Could Go Trick-or-Treating With Any
Author, Who Would You Pick?

I would love to pick the authors brain on their future stories so I'd pick Dannika
Dark and hope I can swindle information on her future books from her.

4.) If You Could Dress Up As Any Bookish Character
For Halloween, Who Would You Be?

Do Little Red Riding Hood count? I've always wanted to have an
excuse to buy a cloak that I could, in theory, wear out after the fact :)

5.) If You Could Find Anything (From Any Book) In Your
Trick-or-Treat Stash, What Would You Hope To Find?

I'd love a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts this point.
Even though I'm not a fangirl the possibility of learning
how to do magic is exciting.

6.) In What Fictional World Would You Like
To Go Trick-or-Treating?

I'm open to where ever. As long as it doesn't include
paranormal creatures and is located in the US :)

7.) What Book Villain Would You Not Like To Meet
Alone In A Dark Alley On Halloween?

Any and all book villains. I'm not skilled in any type of martial arts
nor do I possess magical powers. I'd be toast no matter what I encounter!

8.) Would You Rather Dress Up As A Vampire,
Zombie, Werewolf, or Shadowhunter?

I've dressed up as a vampire a few times in my childhood.
I would still choose vampire, but a more gore-y version of it.

9.) Pick A Candy (Just One) From Harry Potter
That You Would Love To Find In Your Stash?

Even though I've watched the HP movies (quite a few years ago)
I don't remember any specific candies from the movie. Oops...

10.) What Is Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

If someone had asked me this a few months ago my answer would be any and all chocolate, but life has other ideas. I recently discovered that I'm the proud owner of a milk allergy. So I've yet to find any type of candy that I truly adore like I did all the industrialized chocolate candy bars.

What do you like most about Halloween?
Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Power Of Book Covers: Harper In Shimmerland By Jessica Sorensen

They say don't judge a book by its movie...err...COVER. 
BUT they never said we couldn't PRAISE them.

This week's cover:

Harper In Shimmerland
By Jessica Sorensen

Harper has always been certain of three things:

1. On her eighteenth birthday, she’ll be married off to a prince of her parents choosing.

2. That one day she’ll rule over a kingdom.

3. That she’s never allowed to step foot into Shimmerland, the faerie territory surrounding her kingdom. That doing so will lead to a painful death.

At least that's what she's been told.

But right after her parents announce the prince she's going to marry, Harper blacks out and wakes up in the middle of Shimmerland. And everything she thought she knew changes in an instant.

Fearing her death is near, she desperately tries to find her way back to her kingdom. But in Shimmerland, it's hard to tell which way is what. So, when she stumbles across Sebastian, a sexy, but cocky faerie who insists he can help her get back home, she goes against everything she's been taught and accepts his offer.

But someone is dead set on making sure Harper never makes it back to her kingdom alive.

Who can she trust? And just how much is she willing to risk to make it back home?
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