**And just an FYI: if you see a book listed on my blog that is part of a series, just go ahead and assume that I've read all the books, or am working on reading ALL the books within that series. I may not always list them on here but trust me - they were read.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lover Revealed : Black Dagger Brotherhood

Author: J.R. Ward

I ♥ J.R.Ward! *giggles*
This is the fourth book for the series and I cannot stress enough how great this author is. When I get her books and open one up I CANNOT put it down. Seriously guys...awesomeness is what these books are.

This is the story of Butch O'neal. An Ex-homicide detective who has become the ONLY human allowed into the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Butch fell in love with Marissa during the last book and their story continues. With the Lesser's starting to take civilian vampires for torture and information Butch finds himself in their clutches. Being tortured beyond his limits, his best friend V finds him in the woods and brings him back from the brink of death. He also calls in Marissa. But even with her there it may not be enough to save his life.

I just cannot tell you enough how much I enjoy this author. Go get them from your local library or book store. Totally worth it! Then come back and let me know how you guys liked them.

Bring it On: A Retrievers Novel

Author: Laura Anne Gilman

This is the third book in her Retriever's Series. It is not one of my favorites...but it is still a good. read. 

In this book Wren and Sergei are going broke....seriously. Wren decides to take a job without letting Sergei know about it. Sergei also is trying to lessen the stress on the two of them and takes a job without Wren knowing about it. Cause for disaster, I know. 

So....Wren gets to planning. Turns out what she's after is actually an old Artifact. And that changes her game plan on how to get it, store it, and keep it out of the Councils hands. 

In the mean time more Lonejacks are being singled out although the council claims to have nothing to do with those disappearances, Wren isn't so sure. She was ALWAYS taught "Don't get involved"....but it looks like there's no other option for her if she wants to save her friends and those close to her.

Like I said...not one of my favorite books, but still important to the story as a whole.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Venom: An Elemental Assassin Novel

Author: Jennifer Estep

In this, the third book of her Elemental Assassin Novels, Estep does not disappoint. You will find yourself rooting for Gin all the way...even while she's killing.

I'm going to quote the back cover of this book because it's just to perfect an explanation of Gin and her life not to.

         It's hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let my pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most. To the public, I'm Gin Blanco, owner of Ashland's best  barbecue joint. To my friends, I'm the Spider, retired assassin. I still do favors on the side. Like ridding a vampire friend of her oversize stalker - Mab's right-hand goon who almost got me dead with his massive fists. At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. The man knows too much about me, but I'll take my chances. Then there's Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland's finest. Until recently, I thought my baby sister was dead. She probably thinks the same about me. Little does she know, I'm a cold blooded killer...who is about to save her life.

This book is too much fun NOT to share it with you guys. So far I've enjoyed every single book of Jennifer Estep's that I've read. Here's hoping you do too!!

My favorite quote out of this book comes from when Gin tells Owen exactly what she is... an assassin.
"Besides, " Owen continued. "If you're as good as you say you are, I wouldn't make it to the door anyway."
"No, you wouldn't," I replied in a quiet voice.