Saturday, June 30, 2012


WOW! I can't believe it has been a year since I started this blog! I am so excited! I have really enjoyed reviewing for all of the WONDERFUL authors that trust me to be honest when reviewing their work. I have met some VERY special people through this blog that I like to call my friends. I hope you all have enjoyed the site over the past year! I only intend for it to get better from now on.

I have been very blessed with generous authors as FRIENDS and they want to help me celebrate my ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY! (you should get excited now!) 
My actual blog birthday is July 19th. I will be hosting a giveaway EVERY DAY from July 1-19. Each giveaway will be open through July 31st so that everyone has a chance to enter. Rafflecopter will be used for giveaways. Prizes will include print books, ebooks, swag, and other goodies! I hope you will all participate and enjoy the celebration with me. 

Thank you all for your continued support. I really am grateful for each and every one of you! Be sure to check out the giveaways to come!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Madison's Life Lessons
I absolutely loved the life lessons! If I hadn't read them before I read Pandora's Box I know I would have a whole different take on the characters. I wouldn't love them the way I love them now and that would be so sad :(. Gracen did an excellent job with these. They help prepare you so that you are ready for the SHOCKER in Pandora's Box. Without the life lessons you can't really understand the relationship that Madison and Micah have. The book would still be AMAZING but it would be lacking a lot of spark without the Life Lessons.

Pandora's Box
OMG! This book was SO good! Even though Gracen left me completely  hanging at the end I absolutely adored this book and I really can't wait for the next one to see what happens with Mads, Nix, and Micah! I have to say that I am DEFINITELY team Nix even though I did read ALL of the life lessons before reading the book. Nix is just such a good could you not love him! Micah completely caught me by surprise in the beginning of the book. I never expected him to disappear. Especially since he was always thinking about how much he loved Madison and Amos. He was so sweet in the "prequel" I thought he was going to turn out to be an angel. Boy was I surprised to find out what he actually is (although I wasn't completely wrong in my assumption)!

Hell's Phoenix

I read Pandora's Box right after it came out and I have been one of Gracen's loyal  Hellhounds ever since. Gracen is an amazing person as well as a marvelous writer. I absolutely loved everything about Pandora's Box but I have to admit I am ALL about Hell's Pheonix! I have found that with most series that I have read the first book is usually the best and they all go downhill from there. NOT with this series! Gracen made the second book BETTER by FAR! It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it...even chewed my fingernails off (I don't usually CHEW my fingernails)! Gracen mixes just enough "steamy" in this action packed ADULT book. I would absolutely recommend this book to ALL of my friends (and even some random people in the book store)!

My Giveaway! 
My winner will be announced on June 27th at 6AM. I am offering ONE Hellhound rubber bracelet as shown below to ONE lucky winner!

My winner's name will then be entered in a rafflecopter for the BIG PRIZE that is tour wide! The winner of that giveaway will receive:
  • RTH tshirt
  • RTH swag
  • RTH bracelet and bookmark created by Sezzy Sparkles
  • autographed copies of Madison's Life Lessons and Pandora's Box
as well as this AWESOME prize pack from Gracen Miller herself!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, June 11, 2012

Darkness Surrendered By:Stephanie Rowe

Darkness Surrendered
Stephanie Rowe

Ecopy provided by author

Synopsis:"Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~J.R. Ward

Six hundred years ago, Elijah Ross was tortured into insanity and thrust into a mental hell that no living creature has ever survived…except him. Now, that ancient evil is back, and it is far more deadly. Elijah is all that stands between it and the destruction of all of humanity, but each step he takes drags him ruthlessly back into the nightmare that once consumed him. Elijah's only chance is Ana Matthews, whose sensual kisses and passionate fire thrust hope and light into his blackened heart and fragmented mind. But Ana’s deadly past could be the final trigger for Elijah's descent into irretrievable madness and the destruction of his soul, humanity and what is left of his heart.

"Darkness Surrendered, in my opinion is the best novel of the series thus far…Darkness Surrendered drew me so deeply into the story that I felt Ana and Elijah's emotions as if they were my own…they completely engulfed me in their story…Ingenious plot turns and edge of your seat suspense…make Darkness Surrendered one of the best novels I have read in years. I absolutely could not put Darkness Surrendered down. I cried, I laughed, I cursed and I plotted ways to torture Stephanie Rowe if she didn't give me the ending that I wanted. Don't miss out on the adventure that is Darkness Surrendered!" ~Tamara Hoffa, Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

"Book three of the Order of the Blades series is…superbly original and excellent...the passion, struggle and the depth of emotion that Ana and Elijah face is so brutal, yet is also pretty awe inspiring. I was swept away by Stephanie's depth of character detail and emotion...I absolutely loved the roller-coaster that Stephanie, Ana and Elijah took me on." ~Becky Johnson, Bex 'N' Books


I read this book having NEVER read a book from Stephanie Rowe. I did not read the first two books of the series but I still thoroughly enjoyed this one! I didn't feel lost at all so I would say they can be read as stand alone books as well. Although, after the experience of Elijah and Ana I do believe I will have to read the rest of these books! Stephanie does a wonderful job keeping your attention throughout the entire book. She made it almost impossible to put down. I love the way she writes and the personality she gives to her characters. This book is truly excellently written and Stephanie is a magnificent story teller!