Friday, April 26, 2013

Review Day: Unexpected

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Unexpected
Author: Faith Sullivan
My Rating: 5 stars!

Book Blurb:
September 11, 2001. A day that forever changes the destiny of college overachiever, Michelle Rhodes.

Shattered, confused and alone, no one understands the trauma consuming her until she meets Connor Donnelly. A native New Yorker, he believes he can aid in getting her life back on track. But what if he's even more broken inside? Offering her a chance at a fresh start, Connor convinces Michelle to move in with him. Hiring her to waitress at his bar, their mutual attraction only complicates matters. 

As more details surrounding Connor's past emerge, Michelle uncovers the full magnitude of the loss he's trying to hide. Refusing to let her feelings for him hinder his recovery, she makes a decision that winds up hurting them both. By sacrificing her heart, Michelle thinks she is helping Connor come to terms with his grief. Little does she know, Connor is gambling everything for the sake of having a future with her. 

What happens is truly unexpected.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Nerd Problems

I absolutely love reading these little pictures made by Problems of a Book Nerd on Tumblr.  Normally I don't read Tumblr, but I love this one!  There are so many memes out there with "Book Nerd Problem #..." and they always crack me up.  Here are some that apply to me and I can guarantee all of you. ;)

Have you met HilyBee yet!?  Check out the Angel Chronicles book 3 if you haven't!  Happy Reading!!!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review Day: Point of Departure

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author: Dianne Kowal Kirtley
My Rating: 5 glowing stars!

Book Blurb:
It is 1841, and fourteen-year-old Charlotte Mailliard should be concerned with French fashion, French tradition and her studies with her classmates, Napoleon Bonaparte's nephews. Instead, her Papa has decided to move his family to America. Now Charlotte can only think of a strange state called Illinois and the "savages" she will encounter on her long journey. No one could forsee that the family's trek to that frontier would bring them to a Kentucky slave auction, an experience that would forever change their lives. Two decades earlier, another Frenchman, Henri Moreau, a street urchin of Paris, had made his way to that same Illinois, where life was a pleasant mix of his and native customs. But in 1832, that peace was destroyed by the Blackhawk War, an event that tragically impacted Henri and his family. As the nation and the Mailliard and Moreau families mature, it is the common theme of war that causes Charlotte to realize she is but one cog in the endless cycle of love and loss, the bane of a country where another Illinois native son will not abide "a house divided.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Guys!! I have the most amazing news!!! BOOK 3 IS OUT!!!  Go get it.  Right after you read this post!  So I can talk about it and review it and squeal with delight about it even more.

A Privilege:
The Angel Chronicles, Book 3

The beloved Angel/Warrior team face pure evil in their final climactic story!

The first time they were sent down, Irish lives were led. Emily, the angel, ended up embedded in murder and lost in the realm of true love. While Matthew, the warrior, took over a life that left blood on his hands and anger in his soul.

With their second coming, Emily found herself facing an oncoming war that brought her to the shores of America. While Matthew tried desperately to unveil the evil character of a young man who was intent on locking his partner in a ‘gilded’ cage.

Now...Emily and Matthew find that their lives are all their own. Yet, all the memories, hatred, longing and regret have come hand-in-hand with this newfound freedom.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Review Day: Trouble Triangle

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Trouble Triangle
Author: Travis Casey
My Rating: 3 stars

**Warning: This book is not suitable for readers under the age of 18!**

Book Blurb:
Tyler Chambers finds that his luck has run out…almost. After several brushes with the law, he avoids jail by enlisting in the Navy and gets himself stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Such is his good fortune.

Tyler is ecstatic when he lands a date with Holly, the best looking girl on the base, but things sour quickly when he discovers how controlling and annoying she is. As he is about to dump her, a revelation from his past comes back to haunt him, and Holly is the only person who can save his Navy career and keep him out of prison. But what does she want in return?

He should be grateful, but is besotted with another girl. Debbie Meyers is sexually confused and has her own ideas for Tyler. She beds him easily enough, and uses him in a vendetta against Holly. Tyler finds himself in a TROUBLE TRIANGLE when both women want him for their own needs.
A story of lust, love and blackmail. But who's doing what to whom?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Review Day: Assured Destruction

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Assured Destruction
Author: Michael F. Stewart
My Rating: 4 stars

Assured Destruction Book Blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Jan Rose knows that nothing is ever truly deleted. At least, not from the hard drives she scours to create the online identities she calls the Shadownet.

Hobby? Art form? Sad, pathetic plea to garner friendship, even virtually? Sure, Jan is guilty on all counts. Maybe she’s even addicted to it. It’s an exploration. Everyone has something to hide. The Shadownet’s hard drives are Jan’s secrets. They're stolen from her family’s computer recycling business Assured Destruction. If the police found out, Jan’s family would lose their livelihood.

When the real people behind Shadownet’s hard drives endure vicious cyber attacks, Jan realizes she is responsible. She doesn’t know who is targeting these people or why but as her life collapses Jan must use all her tech savvy to bring the perpetrators to justice before she becomes the next victim.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Tales of a Pinterest Newby

I finally joined Pinterest a few days ago.  I know, I know.. "You are so behind Hilary..."  I never joined because I didn't realize how freakin' addicting it could be.  After I joined, I got busy pinning and liking and commenting and making friends and becoming addicted... heh.  So I started telling stories at work "So, last night on Pinterest I found this awesome (insert thing)."  my coworkers now hate when I tell stories.  heh.  SO I'm going to bug you guys now. :D

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review Day: 13 (Tallent & Lowery)

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: 13 (Tallent & Lowery)
Author: Amy Lignor
Rating: 5 Stars (plus like a billion more!)

Book Blurb: 
In 1902, in a dark room on the fifth floor of Carnegie Hall, thirteen people came together to continue a tradition that had been set in stone thousands of years before.

In 2012, Leah Tallent is Head of Research at the New York Public Library. Stoic and stable, brilliant and cynical, she has forever enjoyed her existence among the book stacks. But even with her unparalleled intellect, there was no way to know that on the historic steps between America's famous lions, she would become involved with a crazy man on a fanatical quest.

Gareth Lowery has spent his life searching for the ultimate artifact that he is certain exists. His life's pursuit has been to retrieve twelve keys hidden by men whose job it was to protect the single biggest secret ever kept. To find the keys he must enlist the help of an unwilling guide who, unfortunately, knows much more than he bargained for.

From the first page to the last word, this fantastic duo become immersed in a whirlwind treasure hunt with historical and passionate repercussions. From the strange and eerie Winchester House to the blustery darkness of Loch Ness, Gareth and Leah will quickly learn that the theory of duality is correct: For every bad there is a good and, for Heaven, there most assuredly exists...Hell.