Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Ride Hard, The Siren, & Hour of the Lion

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

"Haven came down to breakfast late to find at least twenty people already digging in. She'd been so nervous to walk into a big group of mostly strangers that she'd delayed in her room forever, fussing over her clothes and her new hair, which she loved even more in the light of day. But she was done with letting her fear keep her from doing things, trying things, living life to the fullest."
~Ride Hard, by Laura Kaye 

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"We assumed you were dead because--"

"Because when you looked at my photograph, you didn't see my soul?" she interrupted.

I swallowed hard. "Yes."

She leaned forward over her desk and rested her chin on her hands. She carefully studied our faces. "That's because I don't have a soul."

~The Siren, by Elicia Hyder

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Her fingers clenched in his hair—probably painfully—to pull him closer, and she couldn't seem to release her hold. His scent wrapped around her, a sunlit forest, pine trees. Male. Very male. Her hips rose, running against him as she ached with emptiness. "Alec— please—"
~Hour of the Lion, by Cherise Sinclair

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Read Tevya's Review HERE!

(from Guest Reviewer Jenna)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Book Review: The Soul Summoner

The Soul Summoner (The Soul Summoner Series #1)
Author: Elicia Hyder
Publication Date: November 4,2015
Page Count: 310 pages (Kindle Edition)
Buy it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Source: gift from author in exchange for an honest review
Audience: Adult (18+)
Genre: Paranormal Suspense

I was offered this book by the author for free, but before accepting I checked it out on Amazon. As soon as 
I read the blurb, I knew I had to read this. While I am a die hard romantic, I will read other genres if they catch my attention, which this book did.

Sloan Jordan is a young woman who has a unique ability. She can see peoples souls, the best and worst. She has kept her gift hidden, as it has caused her problems in the past, but when a new detective, Nathan McNamara, moves to town, she eventually tells him. Once he knows what she can do, he enlists her help with a case, which she reluctantly gives. Later he asks her to help with a cold case that he's been working on for most of his career. They work together and in the process meet Warren Parrish. Warren is quite the mystery man and Sloan finds herself in the middle of the two men. As I was reading this, I didn't know which man I hoped to win as both were characters I liked.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Book Blogger Hop: April 29 - May 5

Book Blogger Hop

This week's Question: "Do you read and review books mainly for publishers or authors?"

My Answer: When I first started blogging, most of my reviews were at the request of indie authors. However, now the majority of my reviews are for publishers. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Book Review: Hour of the Lion

Hour of the Lion (Wild Hunt Legacy #1)
Published By: VanScoy Publishing Group
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Page Count: 426 pages (paperback)
Buy it at Barnes & Noble or Amazon
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
Audience: Adult (18+)
Genre: Paranormal Erotica (ménage)

I have been a big fan of Cherise Sinclair’s "Masters of the Shadowlands" series, so when I saw a new series by her that I hadn’t ready yet, I scooped it up immediately, purchasing all 3 available books at once. This new series is far different from what I am use to reading of hers; instead of Masters and Sirs in a world of BDSM, "The Wild Hunt Legacy" books are a whole new world of shifters. I love paranormal books, and shifters are some of my favorites. So the thought of Cherise Sinclair’s dominant, alpha males in a shifter role truly intrigued me. As I began reading, I quickly learned that this was a whole new take on the shifter theory, from how they are born/created to their language, and even their culture. 

There are two main changes from the traditional shifter world to this new shifter experience that I absolutely loved. First of all, in the world of "The Wild Hunt Legacy", there are more male shifters born than female shifters. So it is not uncommon for male littermates to share their female love interest. You can imagine how I pitied those poor females, having to suffer the affection of not one, but two strong, dominant males. (Is the sarcasm dripping from my chin?) I’m a self-proclaimed kinkster and unashamed of it, so I willingly admit that I very much enjoyed the ménage theme throughout the book(s) in this series. Secondly, in this non-traditional shifter culture, littermates can be different species. Because of the mating practices in effect due to the shortage of females, all single males are obligated to mate with all single females during the full moon in an effort to keep the shifters from dying-out. This once a month event is known as "the gathering". Species are not only able, but even expected, to inter-mate with each other, so a female bear could very well give birth to a litter containing both bears and the species of the sire, should he not be a bear. Because of this, the shifter culture is one big family in itself, and that was interesting and fun to experience… not to mention sexy as hell during the gathering.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Making a Come Back!

Reading Lark After Dark will be back up and running within a few weeks! I am so excited to make this announcement. I'm going to start doing small reviews and posts as I can, and I am hoping to have a regular schedule of posts and reviews and be fully functioning again by the end of May.

If you have a blog hop or blog tour coming up, let me know! Please see our review policy and send me and email if you're looking for a review.

If you're a new blogger and I'm not following you yet, please give me a "follow" and link your blog below so I can return the favor!

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Release: Blood White by Ashley Nemer

The Art of Safkhet Presents – ASHLEY NEMER
BLOOD WHITE, July 14th, 2014

Blood White contains a novella, Blood Gold and deleted scenes, interviews and other extra tidbits from the blood series that could not make it into the other three print novels.
This is an Insiders Guide to the Blood World.

Do you wonder how the Algula race came to be? Or how Earth and everything we know have been manipulated over time and the world we think we know isn't even close to what reality is.

Take a step back in time with Blood Gold, the short story inside this book to discover the truth about our existence and how we really came to be called humans.

Also inside this book discover what makes the main characters tick as you take a journey into their thoughts with interviews with King Zayn, Princess Nikole, Princess Leigh and Prince Haydar. As an added bonus enjoy deleted scenes from the Blood Series Trilogy.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blog Tour & Book Review: The Barter System

The Barter System
By: Shayne McClendon
Published By: Always the Good Girl LLC
Release Date: May 20, 2012
Buy it at 
Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Source: Provided by Author (digital copy) & Purchased by Reviewer (print copy)
Audience: Mature (18+) Audiences Only

NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.

First things first - Happy Birthday to Author Shayne McClendon! Now, Shayne has graciously offered to supply some delicious little gifts for YOU in honor of her birthday. I didn't get as many responses to the two giveaways as I would have liked. So instead of announcing winners today, I'm keeping the giveaways open through the week and will select winners using random.or this weekend. So click on the link that applies to you and enter to win!

1. U.S. Only Giveaway: A Swag Pack including signed print copies of The Barter System, Damaged, and Not a Bride is being provided by Shayne. It's her birthday - but you get the gifts!! Enter HERE!

2. Non-U.S. Giveaway: Your choice from the same three books (The Barter System, Damaged, and Not a Bride) provided in the eBook format of your choice. Enter HERE!

AND....Here is the Rafflecopter Link for the Blog Tour Giveaway!
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My Thoughts:
I have followed Shayne McClendon's facebook page, Always the Good Girl, for a few years now and become addicted to not only the amazing pictures she finds and edits but especially to her writing. When she started talking about The Barter System, I hit her up immediately and begged for a copy to read and review. Shayne didn't hesitate, she sent it to me immediately. That was two summers ago. *hangs head* Yes, it has take me that long to get my review done and the blog tour promoting the book is what pushed me to do it because I wanted desperately to be part of the blog tour. So THANK YOU Shayne, for the book and to Mackable Book Babes for letting me be part of the blog tour. 

Aside from having a bit of a fan-girly crush on Shayne, what drew me to The Barter System was the concept of the book. Riya plans to conduct research on male sexuality...by traveling across the nation and indulging in mini-relationships of sorts with eight different men. I was fascinated and curious to say the least. And for a girl like Riya, who is the farthest thing from a promiscuous and much closer to a "good girl", would she be able to keep up with her self-imposed guidelines? How would it change her? And most importantly, how could she NOT fall in love with each and every one of her subjects? I was a little apprehensive and beyond anxious to begin this book.
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