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Review: Sun God Seeks. . .Surrogate? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

May 4th, 2016 @ 12:01 am
Posted by Steph under Review Tags: , , ,

Sun GodTitle: Sun God Seeks. . .Surrogate?

Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Accidentally Yours (Book #3)

Publication Date: February 25, 2014

Format: Paperback, 400 Pages

ISBN-10: 1455546976 (Hachette/Forever)

ISBN-13: 978-1455546978 (Hachette/Forever)

Reviewed by: Steph


A Deal from Heaven

Living in New York City, Penelope Trudeau has seen a lot of weird stuff-but nothing like the insane redhead who accosts her with a wild proposition. Penelope will get a million dollars if she has a baby with the strange woman’s brother. With her mother dying from a mysterious disease, Penelope can use the money. Yet the terrified waitress is adamant that her womb and eggs are not for sale . . . until she meets her intended mate. He’s impressively built, gorgeous, and red-hot, literally. He’s a freaking immortal Sun God.

For thousands of years, Kinich (Nick to his friends) didn’t believe in fraternizing with humans, so procreating with them is definitely a no-no. But after one sizzling encounter with the beautiful, passionate Penelope, Nick begins to think he was wrong . . . until he realizes meeting Penelope was just another one of his crazy sister’s schemes at manipulation. But now that he has Penelope in his life, he can’t let her go. Especially because doing so means throwing her into the hands of his dangerous enemies.

Quick & Dirty: Penelope needs money, but is she desperate enough to accept money in return for having a stranger’s baby? Penelope’s about to find out she’s bitten off much more than she can chew with this particular fella in this surprisingly entertaining read.

Opening Sentence: Wondering which screw in her head had come loose this time, twenty-four-year-old Emma Keane strapped a parachute to her back in preparation for another fun-filled jungle mission.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Penelope is desperate. Her mother is very sick, and Penelope needs to somehow come up with the money needed to treat her. But when a seemingly crazy woman approaches her about having a baby with the woman’s brother, Penelope isn’t sure that’s something she could do, no matter how much money the woman is offering. Despite her feelings on the subject, Penelope agrees to at least meet with the woman’s brother. When Penelope first meets Kinich, she is instantly attracted to him, and it seems the feeling is mutual. There’s just one small problem. Kinich is completely unaware of his sister’s plan. Oh, and he’s also the Sun God and has sworn to protect humanity at all costs. Penelope’s world is about to get a whole lot bigger. The main question is, will the Sun God hang around to introduce her to this world, or will he hold on to his belief that the gods should not mate with humans?

I’ll be honest. I’ve been moving this book further and further down my to-review stack because the title and cover just turned me off. I really need to take the mantra “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” to heart because this book was so much fun to read. It’s full of humor that had me snorting with laughter constantly. Penelope’s inner voice is hilarious, and I especially loved when she would imagine her eggs saying things in regards to Kinich in their eagerness to procreate with him. I constantly had a smile on my face while reading, and that’s always a good thing.

Something else I really appreciated about this book is that Kinich’s personality didn’t change just because he was attracted to Penelope. When we first see him, he is adamantly defending his “Gods shouldn’t mate with humans” stance, and he clings that stance throughout the book even as his feelings for Penelope grow stronger. I really hate it when a hard to like hero’s personality makes a sudden shift, so I really liked that Kinich remained the same guy throughout the book.

Another item in the plus column is that the side characters are great. I went into this not knowing a thing about the previous books so meeting all of these people for the first time was a treat. They practically leap off the page, and I definitely want to see more of all the various gods and goddesses.

Really, the only negative thing I can say is that I think Penelope fell in love too quickly. When she first realizes her feelings, I immediately thought “It’s too soon,” and it kind of took me out of the book for a moment because it was so jarring. After that first initial moment though, I was able to look past it and continue to enjoy the book.

All in all, this book was a delightful surprise. I couldn’t be happier that I finally picked it up and started reading. I’m going to have to go back to read the first two books, and I’ll definitely be picking up book four as well!

Notable Scene:

That night, I tossed and turned for hours, obsessing over the beautiful man.

Something about him. . . mesmerized me.

His full, sensual lips perhaps? I imagined they could do things I’d only read about and kiss in ways I’d only dreamed of. And his size. Did men of such enormity occur naturally? Or were they grown on farms where they were fed raw buffalo and worked out from sunup to sundown?

Outside. Nude. Sweating.

I kicked off the blankets. Boy, it’s hot in here.

Why couldn’t I purge him from my brain? Maybe I didn’t want to. What I really wanted was to see him again. In my bed. In the shower. Ironing naked in my living room. Folding my undies – the pretty ones I reserved for special occasions, of course.

I sighed deeply and rolled over for the fiftieth time.

I hadn’t had a case of lust this bad since Jimmy Roberts in the fourth grade. He had the coolest BMX bike – Ninja Turtles motif with flag, bell, the works. Jimmy also resembled the blond guy from Saved by the Bell. I followed him around at recess, offered him my cherry Capri Sun every lunch, and had his name written twenty times inside my Care Bears notebook. Oh yeah, I’d had it bad.

But this . . . this thing with Cimil’s brother was far worse. I could practically feel my eggs shaving their legs and painting their toenails – hooker red – in preparation to meet him.

Accidentally Yours Series:

1. Accidentally in Love with a. . . God?

2. Accidentally Married to a. . .Vampire?

3. Sun God Seeks. . .Surrogate?

3.5 Accidentally. . .Evil?

4. Vampires Need Not. . .Apply?

4.5 Accidentally. . .Cimil?

5. Accidentally. . .Over?


FTC Advisory: Hachette/Forever provided me with a copy of Sun God Seeks…Surrogate?. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Blog Tour: This Is Who I Am Now

May 3rd, 2016 @ 12:30 am
Posted by Michelle B. under Blog Tour

We are so excited to be a part of the blog tour for The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood. This is an unconventional blog tour, where everyone will concentrate on today, May 3. The Square Root of Summer focuses on time capsules and capturing one specific moment, we thought it was perfect.

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We are all different, and specific moments can change (especially if you go back in a wormhole!), so each blogger was given a set of questions to answer. Today, we all share something that we would include in a time capsule. Isn’t it great?

  • What Brings You The Most Joy In Life?
    • February 2016: Since it’s my birthday month, I get to spend time with family and friends (more so than previous months). If I get amazing presents, it’s always an added bonus.
    • May 2016: I am thoroughly enjoying my kids right now. They are slowly becoming readers and it is wonderful.
  • What Are You Reading?
    • February 2016: I just finished rereading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I needed to get out of a reading slump, and her words always do it for me.
    • May 2016: I am currently devouring The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. It has me on the edge of my seat and I am thrilled with it!
  • What Is Something You’re Really Looking Forward To?
    • February 2016: I’m pretty excited for the Penguin Tour, Fierce Reads Tour, and YallWest.
    • May 2016: Now that most of the book events are finished, I can concentrate on SDCC!
  • What Is One Thing That’s Worrying You?
    • February 2016: I start physical therapy for my knee soon. I’m not sure how I’m going to survive that.
    • May 2016: My knee almost killed me during YallWest. I have no idea how I’m going to survive SDCC!
  • What Is Something That You Always Have With You?
    • February 2016: My Kindle and my phone with photos of my kids.
    • May 2016: My Kindle, photos, my phone, a sharpie, and post-its.
  • What Is Something That You Wish You Could Change?
    • February 2016: Find a way to read more.
    • May 2016: I need to create a wormhole so that I can attend every possible book event in California.


HRH Author PhotoHarriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance journalist who has worked with Marie Claire, ELLE, and InStyle in the UK. The Square Root of Summer was inspired by her German mathematician grandfather and her lifelong obsession with YA romance. She majored in Romantic Comedies in Newcastle University and wrote her MA dissertation on Dawson’s Creek. She lives in Nottingham.

The Square Root of Summer lands May 2016 in the US and the UK.

You can visit Harper around the web here: Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Pinterest

About this book:

My heart is a kaleidoscope, and when we kiss it makes my world unravel . . .

Last summer, Gottie’s life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason left her – the boy to whom she lost her virginity (and her heart) – and he wouldn’t even hold her hand at the funeral! This summer, still reeling from twin heartbreaks, Gottie is lost and alone and burying herself in equations. Until, after five years absence, Thomas comes home: former boy next door. Former best friend. Former everything. And as life turns upside down again she starts to experience strange blips in time – back to last summer, back to what she should have seen then . . .

During one long, hazy summer, Gottie navigates grief, world-stopping kisses and rips in the space-time continuum, as she tries to reconcile her first heartbreak with her last.

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Guest Post: True Born by L.E. Sterling

May 3rd, 2016 @ 12:10 am
Posted by Kristie under Dark Faerie Tales Launch Tags: , , , ,

L.E. SterlingHappy Book Birthday! Please welcome author L.E. Sterling! Her novel, True Born, is set in a future where humans are forced to evolve or die. True Born is the first novel in a trilogy. Twin sisters Lucy and Margot are different, their blood may hold the key to figuring out the virus that is wiping out the human population. I want to thank L.E. for agreeing to let me interview Lucy and Margot! Please check out their interview below to learn more about these strange sisters and the world that they live in! True Born sucked me in to the story with its interesting premise and secrets. For my full review, check back later in the week. True Born was released today, May 3, 2016, from Entangled: Teen! Read the first ten chapters here.

About L.E.:

L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature – where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate. Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt – inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

You can visit L.E. around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon

Want to read more from L.E. Sterling?

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Dark Faerie Tales: Hi, Lucy and Margot! Thanks for agreeing to my interview today! I’d like to start off with the events surrounding your birth. Can you tell us about how you were connected at birth? And your separation?

Lucy: We were connected by our big toes. After they separated us we cried for days, unless we were touching.

Margot: Don’t forget the bloody caul. They wanted to murder us.

Lucy: And the birthmarks left over from the cut. Mine looks like a lock. Margot’s is a key.

Margot: (looking at her toes) I like my key.

DFT: Can you tell us about the usual connection that you two have?

Lucy: We don’t understand it, really, do we, Mar?

Margot: No. But we don’t need to.

Lucy: I can feel her, you know. My sister. I feel her pain, her sorrow. Her joy.

Margot: (grumbling) I wish it would be the other way around.

DFT: What is the Plague? How has it devastated the world around you? (What’s the difference between a Laster, Splicer and True Born?)

Margot: Oh, the Plague! The Plague. It’s all ever anyone speaks of.

Lucy: They say the world fell to its knees when the Plague came. But there were other things that were born when death was sown.

Margot: (nodding). Yes. The True Borns came. The Splicers are the lucky ones. They can be cured with new DNA wired in to replace that damaged by the Plague.

Lucy: It’s the Lasters who won’t survive. One it comes on, you’d better kiss your babies goodbye. Sometimes it takes just days.

DFT: Margot, if you could describe your sister in three words, how would you describe her?

Margot: She’s selfless. Lucy is like a bright star, the fiercest warrior. Sorry, I can’t stick to three. She doesn’t know it, you know, so don’t bother to tell her.

DFT: Lucy, if you could describe your sister in three words, how would you describe her?

Lucy: Vivacious. Charming. Beautiful. (sighing) Perfect.

True Born

DFT: What did you think about Nolan Storm when you first met him?

Margot (laughing): He scared the pants off me.

Lucy: Your eyes slide right over him like they can’t grab hold of the air around him. It’s the weirdest thing. And there’s the strange way I sometimes see these spectral things over his head… like he’s wearing a crown of bone.

DFT: Lucy, you seem to have a strong pull towards Jared Price, how do you feel about this connection?

Lucy: I can’t talk about it. I hate him. Loathe him. He’s arrogant, mean. And look at the way he dresses. So why can’t I get him out of my head?

DFT: How does this connection compare/differentiate from the connection that you share with your sister?

Lucy: Margot is inside of me. Jared… I don’t understand him. Why is he such a jerkface at times? But then he goes and does something so noble and wonderful it tears me apart. And then I can’t hate him at all. It drives me mad.

DFT: Margot, how do you feel about Lucy’s relationship with Jared?

Margot: (snorting) It’s about time Lucy’s got a fellow. She’s sacrificed a lot, you know, trying to be the perfect daughter. I like that someone is finally recognizing that she’s the good twin. But is he worthy of my sister? We’ll see.

DFT: Your Reveal Party is coming up, where you will find out if you are a Laster or Splicer, Are you both nervous about your future?

Lucy: Terrified. What if they tell us that one of us is a Laster?

Margot: We’d go together, Lu. We’ll never be apart.

DFT: I wish you luck at your Reveal Party! Thank you for agreeing to today’s interview. :D


True Born

Available May 3, 2016 from Entangled: Teen

About this Book:

Welcome to Dominion City.

After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.

The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…

And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.

When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?

As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.

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Early Review: Girl About Town by Adam Shankman & Laura L. Sullivan

April 29th, 2016 @ 12:01 am
Posted by Bridget under Review Tags: , , , , ,

Girl About TownTitle: Girl About Town

Author: Adam Shankman & Laura L. Sullivan

Genre: YA Mystery

Series: N/A

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Format: Hardcover, 304 Pages

ISBN-10: 1481447874 (Simon & Schuster)

ISBN-13: 978-1481447874 (Simon & Schuster)

Reviewed by: Bridget


Acclaimed film producer/director Adam Shankman and coauthor Laura Sullivan pen a sparkling, witty, romantic mystery inspired by Nick and Nora Charles and Hollywood glamour.

Not too long ago, Lucille O’Malley was living in a tenement in New York. Now she’s Lulu Kelly, Hollywood’s newest It Girl. She may be a star, but she worries that her past will catch up with her. Back in New York she witnessed a Mafia murder, and this glamorous new life in Tinseltown is payment for her silence.

Dashing Freddie van der Waals, the only son of a New York tycoon, was a playboy with the world at his feet. But when he discovered how his corrupt father really made the family fortune, Freddie abandoned his billions and became a vagabond. He travels the country in search of redemption and a new identity, but his father will stop at nothing to bring him home.

When fate brings Lulu and Freddie together, sparks fly—and gunshots follow. Suddenly Lulu finds herself framed for attempted murder. Together, she and Freddie set out to clear her name. But can they escape their pasts and finally find the Hollywood ending they long for?

Quick & Dirty: A little on the slow side, but overall I really enjoyed the realistic setting and the fun characters!

Opening Sentence: It was never quiet where Lucille lived.

Excerpt: No

The Review:

Lucille O’Malley grew up in New York in a tiny two bedroom apartment with her sick father, five siblings and hard working mother. They barely made ends meet and Lucille would love to change her situation. But the poor just get poorer as the rich get richer and there are very few opportunities to change that. One night while making a delivery for her mother, Lucille stumbles across a murder and it changes her life forever. In exchange for her silence the mob king offers to give Lucille her dreams. Now Lucille is known as Lulu Kelly, an up and coming actress. She loves her new life but was it worth selling her soul to get it?

Freddie van der Waals has it all, a huge fortune, a beautiful fiancée and the world at his fingertips, but it all comes crashing down the day he witnessed his father committing a horrific crime. Freddie decides that he wants no part in the life his father lives so he leaves and never looks back. Living on the streets and trying to make ends meet is new to Freddie but he learns so much along his journey. Eventually he ends up in Hollywood where he meets the beautiful Lulu Kelly and when she is framed for murder he has to help her, even if it means giving up his new found freedom.

Lulu is a fun, spunky, sweet girl that got herself stuck in a terrible situation. I loved how driven she was and even though she did make some poor decisions she was not afraid to work for her own success. I also loved that even when she got herself in a better situation, she never forgot where she came from. She still lived a fairly humble life and any extra money she made she sent to her family or she gave to others who needed it more. She was someone you can easily admire and I enjoyed reading her story!

I had so much respect for Freddie and I was surprised by how diligent he stayed to some of his decisions. He grew up very privileged and when he figured out all of his family’s wealth was dirty money he left and never looked back. I’m going to be honest, I don’t know if I could give everything up and go through the things he did. He was inspirational and the growth his character showed was amazing. His relationship with Lulu was sweet and they had great chemistry. I also thought it was interesting how they basically switched rolls throughout the book. It made their connection a lot more realistic because they truly understood each other.

Girl About Town
is a dark, lush mystery that I really enjoyed. The characters were dynamic, the romance was sweet, and the plot was intriguing. I thought that the setting felt very authentic and the authors did a great job representing how brutal certain life styles could be. My only complaints are that it was a little predictable and it was paced a little slower then I would have preferred. Overall, I thought this was an entertaining read and if you like a good mystery you should pick this one up.

Notable Scene:

And so, feeling guiltily relieved, Lucille left, stepping over a familiar drunk in the hallway, skirting half-naked children on the stoop, and ignoring the wolf whistle.

But I have to get ahead, somehow, she thought desperately. Ahead, and out, away from this filth.

On that evening Lucille would have done anything to escape her situation—if only she’d known how…

Then she saw what she saw, that terrible thing—and did what she did, that terrible thing—and her entire life changed.


FTC Advisory:  Simon & Schuster provided me with a copy of Girl About Town.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.


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Review: The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

April 28th, 2016 @ 12:01 am
Posted by Bridget under Review Tags: , , , , ,

The Rose and the DaggerTitle: The Rose & the Dagger

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Genre: YA High Fantasy

Series: The Wrath & the Dawn (Book #2)

Publication Date: April 26, 2016

Format: Hardcover, 432 Pages

ISBN-10: 0399171622 (Penguin Teen)

ISBN-13: 978-0399171628 (Penguin Teen)

Reviewed by: Bridget


The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as “a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.”

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Quick & Dirty: This was a gorgeous finish to an amazing series! I savored every moment of this beautiful story and highly recommend it to everyone!

Opening Sentence: The girl was eleven and three-quarters.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Sixteen-year-old Shahzrad married the Caliph of Khorasan to get revenge for the death of her best friend, but instead she ended up falling in love. She never imagined that there could possibly be a reasonable explanation for why the mysterious young Caliph was murdering his brides the morning after their wedding, but it turns out he has been the victim of an extremely powerful curse, a curse that could doom their love forever. Shazi will do anything to break the curse but unfortunately she is currently a guest in a camp full of men wanting to destroy her husband.

With war coming and her father dabbling with dark magic, Shazi is going to have to learn to control her recently discovered powers if she has any hope of ever being reunited with the love of her life.

I couldn’t possibly adore Shazi more. She is a head strong girl and she refuses to take crap from anyone. There are times when she acts very reckless which tends to bother me with other characters, but with Shazi it worked. She has the type of personality that can pull it off without making her feel stupid or annoying. I love that she can take care of herself but she is humble enough to know that there are times to accept help from others. There is so much I loved about Shazi and she has easily become one of my favorite characters!

Khalid really captured my heart in this book. I really liked him in book one but I’m not going to lie, I kind of preferred Tariq. But the more I discovered about Khalid the more I respected him. He has been put in such an impossible situation and he has dealt with it the best way he knows how. He is such a kind hearted man and it broke my heart to watch him struggle so much. But even though he has been given many challenges he doesn’t give up and he is willing to do whatever it takes to protect the people he loves. His relationship with Shazi is epic. They have a love story you hope to have one day and they will forever be one of my all time favorite couples. It is pretty much impossible to not fall head over heels in love with Khalid.

I loved the moments when I got to be inside of Tariq’s head. As I already stated, I really loved him in the first book and even though I didn’t think he was good for Shazi, I still adored him. His world has been turned upside down recently and he has to make some difficult decisions. He doesn’t always make the best choices but he does take responsibility for his mistakes, which I really admired. In many ways I felt like out of all the characters he grew the most and I loved reading about his journey.

The Rose and the Dagger is a lush, gorgeous story that captivated me. I really enjoyed The Wrath and the Dawn so I had very high expectations for this one and it managed to go above and beyond what I was hoping for. The setting was epic, the romance was perfection, the plot was intriguing, and the pacing was spot on. I have nothing negative to say about this book. Adhieh answered all my questions and she created such an amazing story full of adventure and magic! Because I have such a busy life I tend to fly through books, but with this one I made sure to take my time. I savored every moment of it and I’m actually sad that the series is finished. But I am very excited to see what Adhieh comes out with next. Her writing style is beautiful and she really knows how to weave a fantastic tale. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you like YA books you should definitely pick this one up!

Notable Scene:

Along with an unexpected smile.

The carpet swooped in a lazy arc, rising even higher. To the height of the highest parapet of Rey. As soon as it turned, it took off into a light-studded sky. The world below her disappeared in a rush of flickering fire.

Fear lost its battle.

Exhilaration won.

The Wrath & the Dawn Series:

0.25 The Moth & the Flame

0.5 The Crown & the Arrow

1. The Wrath & the Dawn

1.5 The Mirror & the Maze

2. The Rose & the Dagger

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FTC Advisory:  Razorbill/Penguin Teen provided me with a copy of The Rose & the Dagger.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.


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