Waiting on Wednesday: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that features future books I’m highly anticipating for this year . 

Onyx: A Lux Novel

by Jennifer Arementrout

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town.

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Released May 2012

It seems like it’s a great year for Sci-Fi books. Haha! I liked Obsidian a lot and can’t wait to see what happens in Onyx. I am hoping to like it even more than Obsidian and Oh, my lord! Look at that cover! Me likey! 😉

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Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Title:  Firelight
Author:  Kristen Callihan
Series:  Darkest London, #1
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
Release Date:  January 31, 2012
Pages:  384

London, 1881
Once the flames are ignited . . .
Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family’s fortune decimated and forced her to wed London’s most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .
Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it’s selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can’t help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn’t felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

“You’ve no notion of the effect you have on me.” The words gave a hard tug to her belly. She closed her eyes and swallowed. “If by effect, you mean finding yourself in uncharted waters, wondering whether you are coming or going…” She stared at his shirt, watching his breath hitch. “Then I fear you have the same effect on me, my lord.” 

Firelight was most definitely a surprising read. I didn’t expect it to be as good as everyone has been telling me it was. Another thing is it is not simply one genre, it fits as a paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and historical romance. I didn’t know how I felt with all my favorite genres jam-packed all into one, but surprisingly it worked out splendid. 

The writing and the dialogue was simply amazing and I loved our hero and heroine to death. Miranda is one strong heroine that comes off as compassionate, sweet, and caring. She is incredible, beautiful and at first uses that as a weapon to get exactly what she wants, but part of her wants people to see past the beauty and look at the woman, Miranda Fair.

“You make me laugh. And I never laugh. I go around smiling like a witless fool. So yes, I kept it from you, because I am so desperately in love with you that the knowledge that you might love me too was irresistible. And I was afraid it would turn to dust should I take off that mask.”  

If you have read Firelight and have not fallen for Archer within the first three chapter, I ask, “What is wrong with you?” Benjamin Archer has to be one of my favorite heroes in a book. Archer wears a mask hiding his face from the world and is feared as a monster. But the inside of him, his soul, is beautiful.

Archer is lonely and simply wants Miranda. The first time he seen her, he saw a woman who is strong and would not fear him, like all the rest had. Throughout the story they both fall more and more and more in love with each other. Archer and Miranda’s romance story was quite lovely.

“I don’t deserve you, Miranda.” The softness in his voice made her want to smile but she kept it repressed. “Yes,I know.” She straightened. “No matter, I shall soon have my revenge.”  

Even though I did love Firelight I did find myself distracted quite a bit, and I found quite a few parts being a bit slow to me, though I was really just focused on the Miranda and Archer parts a lot. So I did not fall in loved with the entire book, but I did really enjoy the romance story.

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In My Mailbox (49)

In my Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. 

Hello all my Mystifying Stars,
This week was a little slow on the getting of books, but I did receive a book that I have been dying to get my hands on and that book is Perception by Kim Harrington. I loved Clarity and can’t wait to start the sequel. Other than that, this week has been filled of getting lots of reading time done, since I’m off of work for a little bit.

So, tell me…What did you get in your mailbox this week?

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Feature & Follow (38)

Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read, that allows you to meet new bloggers and make more followers.

Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to get your hands on any particular book?

To be honest I don’t think I have done anything that crazy. If I have I can’t really remember doing anything super crazy. But I was a total mess during Shadowfever‘s Release. I called and called and called the day before with hope it would be out in one of the bookstores early. ARRRRGHHHH!! It wasn’t. I was sitting in my room looing at the Shadowfever countdown widget. (Go faster! Go faster, damn you!)

And I think I also spend many hours listening to the JZB song on Karen Marie Moning‘s Website wanting him! I probaly possibly read that sexy hot scene between Mac and Barrons over and over and over again. LOL I become a mess when one of my all-time favorite alpha males are involves. Believe me!

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Giveaway: Shameless Giveaway Hop! (US ONLY)

The Shameless Giveaway Hop is by Jen over at Red Hot Books. Do you love books that features hot alpha male leads? Then this is the giveaway for you!  year . 

Hello all my Mystifying Stars,
I Welcome to the Shameless Giveaway Hop and hopefully you will all enjoy all of what’s up for grabs at all the other blogs participating in this hot giveaway! I happen to have an extra copy of two of the books in one of my all-time favorite series, The Chicagoland Vampires

I have book 2, Friday Night Bites and book 3, Twice Bitten. And book 3, may happen to be signed! The hero in this book is mega delicious and I highly recommend getting to know him really well. You will end up falling madly in love with him like I have. 

Click here for a list of all the participants! 

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Book Teaser 1: Iced by Karen Marie Moning

Just a few days ago Karen Marie Moning released the first teaser snippet of her Fever Spinoff book, Iced. I wasn’t excited to know Dani O’Malley is the heroine of the book, but maybe it won’t be so bad. Do be warned that this spoiler does have  spoilers if you have no yet read Shadowfever.

Iced Teaser 1:

Four nights he’s come to me, murmuring my name, making it an exquisite melody with which not even the divine orchestral choir of all the angels in heaven could compete.

He chimes my name in the language of the Unseelie and it makes my ears ring until my mind is emptied of all thought, until my eyes are incapable of beholding any vision other than him. He is so beautiful that merely looking at him makes me weep and when I brush tears from my cheeks, my hands come away stained red with blood.

He wakes me but doesn’t wake me.

He takes me to a place that is so perfect and serene and free of worry that I want to stay there forever.

My name is Cruce, he says. Not V’lane. I was so weary of wearing his golden shining face. He was never half the Fae I am. I have you in the Dreaming, is it not beautiful? Do you not feel divine here with me? You need not fear me. I am not what I seem.

I’m in danger.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jenifer Ashley

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that features future books I’m highly anticipating for this year . 

The Duke’s Perfect Wife

by Jennifer Ashley

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart.

Hart has it all–a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him–his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He’s also suffered loss–his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late.

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart’s doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes–and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination–Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

Released April 2012

OMFG! I am seriously dying to get my hands on this book! I want Hart’s book so bad and am insanely jealous of those who have got a chance to read it already! I love me these sexy highlanders! 😉

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