Urban Fantasy Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #1
Published October 28th 2014 by Avon
Format: ebook
Length: 384 pages
Source: Bought
Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.
Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.
Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

New series from the amazing duo Ilona Andrews. The cover was a little off for me, but this story was great. Nevada was forced to accept one case, but the rescue is not simple and she can't force him because he's super powerful. I liked the story and the best part for me about this author is the world building, you can never go wrong with them.

Loved the world, but Mad Rogan topped everything else. The guy is super powerfull and rich, plus yummy. But he's not that perfect. For some reason there's a little madness behind every little action of his and when he decided to "use" Nevada we could see that he's careless about life.

This series started really good for me and I liked the big scheme behind this one book. I can totally see this series getting bigger and the drama getting bolder.

Waiting on Wednesday #39


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
New series alert and it sounds like a cool story too. I only read the summary, but the cover is amazing in the simplicity and colors. I don't know much about what to expected because this is from a debut author. Sounds like The Selection a little I guess.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that features future books I’m highly anticipating for this year.

Sunday Post #28


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news: a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Borrowed from Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
This week was really difficult for me to read and I started really well, but the weather is way too hot and I spent my days on the mall with my sister because she's in vacation. When I returned home it was already too late, but I managed to finish Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix. 

Previously on Book Travels:

Coming This Week:

  • Bout of Books Final
  • The Trouble with Texas Cowboys Review
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Hungry Like the Wolf Review
  • One Sexy Ride Review
  • Harry Potter 4 review

Books added to TBR:

NetGalley Pile:
Justin (Male Model Chronicles #1) Part Time Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #1) This Heart of Mine (Whiskey Creek, #8) The Virgin (The Original Sinners: White Years, #3) From Fake to Forever

Erotica Review: Alien Mate 2 by Eve Langlais

Alien Mate 2 by Eve Langlais
Series: Alien Mate #2
Published July 23rd 2010 by Amira Press
Format: ebook
Length: 68 pages
Source: Bought
Lex's ancestors have chosen a mate for him, there's only one problem. She's not the earthling he wants.
Maya’s been raised to believe in aliens, and when she saves one from drowning, she can’t resist taking him home—and into her bed.
Lex’s mission to collect his mate has been fraught with difficulties, and to add even more trouble to the mix, he finds himself attracted to the wrong earthling—a curvy human who makes him question tradition.
Things get complicated in New Mexico because the military’s on the hunt for an ET, Maya’s determined to do what’s right, and Lex finds himself in the biggest battle of all—the one between his heart and his honor.

Second book in this series and we got to meet Lex, he's also in a mission to find his mate, but for some reason his ancestors decided to show him the wrong girl, but nobody could have expected Lex to find that many problems in a single kidnapping mission.

I liked the way Diana managed to change the way people work in the oracle world, but this time things could have been a little easier if Lex had managed to find and bring along the girl he was supposed to mate from the very beginning. Loved Maya, and I have to say the girl has a free spirit and she did catch the very hot blue alien. 

Other books in this series

#1 - Alien Mate
#2 - Alien Mate 2
#3 - Alien Mate 3

Waiting on Wednesday #38


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

A crisp winter morning in New York. In a luxury apartment, the body of a woman lies stretched out on a huge bed. On the wall above, the killer has left a message in bold black ink: FOR LIEUTENANT EVE DALLAS, WITH GREAT ADMIRATION AND UNDERSTANDING. Eve Dallas is used to unwanted attention. Famous for her high-profile cases and her marriage to billionaire businessman Roarke, she has learned to deal with intense public scrutiny and media gossip. But now Eve has become the object of a singular and deadly obsession. She has an 'admirer', who just can't stop thinking about her. Who is convinced they have a special bond. Who is planning to kill for her - again and again...With time against her, Eve is forced to play a delicate - and dangerous - psychological dance. Because the killer is desperate for something Eve can never provide - approval. And once that becomes clear, Eve knows her own life will be at risk - along with those she cares about the most.
I'm finally up to date with Eve and Roarke. The past two years I made my mission to listen to this series and that includes even those novellas. I love their relationship and the mysteries are always so full of details. This has become one of my all times favorite series. You can pick any book and start reading that it's a promise of good time. Can't wait for more Eve and Roarke.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that features future books I’m highly anticipating for this year.

Romance Review: Cowgirls Don't Cry by Silver James


I received this book for free from Harlequin and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are strictly my own.

Cowgirls Don't Cry by Silver James
Series: Red Dirt Royalty #1
Published January 6th 2015 by Harlequin
Format: eARC
Length: 192 pages
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5 stars
The wealthiest of enemies may seduce the ranch right out from under her!
Cassidy Morgan wasn't raised a crybaby. So when her father dies and leaves the family ranch vulnerable to takeover by an Okie gazillionaire with a grudge, she doesn't shed a tear—she fights back.
But Chance Barron, the son of said gazillionaire, is a too-sexy adversary. In fact, it isn't until Cassidy falls head over heels for the sexy cowboy-hat-wearing attorney that she even finds out he's the enemy. Now she needs a plucky plan to save her birthright. But Chance has another trick up his sleeve, putting family loyalties—and passion—to the ultimate test.

New series for Harlequin Desire and this time with one of my favorites themes, so it was a no-brainer that I had to read this book and after the first few chapters I was head over heels in love with this town and Cassidy. It took me longer to understand and come to love Chance, mostly because he lied when he didn't had to, but I came to terms with his reasons and his head wasn' really on the right place. 

The romance was fast and really started with a good dose of lust, but I came to like this sort of stories, because they are more closer to real life now and people fall in love way too fast. I think Cassidy could have tried a little better at first but I liked that she ended up doing the right thing and choosing the most ambitious way to make it. 

The Barron family is sounding a like a very good series so far.

Bout of Books 12 is here!


Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
- From the Bout of Books team


I'm trying to finish 6 books this week. Don't know what they will be, but I'll try to update every day with a few thoughts about the readathon.

Pages read: 134
Books read: The Trouble with Texas Cowboys by Carolyn Brown
Total pages to date: 134
Total Books read to date: Since today is the first of this readathon, I started with a romance from a series that was instalove for me last year. Already loving Sawyer.

Pages read: 250
Books read: 1
Total pages to date: 384
Total Books read to date: Finished today another great Crolyn Brown book. Will start tomorrow another book, because the day was caotic here.

Pages read: 348
Books read: 1
Total pages to date: 732
Total Books read to date: Decided to start Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, so I problaly won't manage to finish six books this week, because HP is a little long.

Thursday to Sunday:
Pages read: 870
Total pages to date: 1602
Finished Harry Potter ad the Order of Pheonix. It was a slow week for me, but I'm satisfied with this BoB.

Wrap Up:

2015 Reading Assignment Challenge


This challenge is Hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. And I'm getting better at reading from my TBR pile, but this time I have to follow the list. So for me is level 4 and it's going to be extra hard to wait for the next month. 

  1. Talon by Julie Kagawa
  2. Gameboard of Gods by Richelle Mead
  3. The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
  4. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
  5. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
  6. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
  7. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
  8. Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout
  9. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout
  10. Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer Armentrout
  11. Wild Storm by Richard Castle
  12. The One by Kiera Cass
  13. Rocky Mountain Rebel by Vivian Arend
  14. Rocky Mountain Freedom by Vivian Arend
  15. Covet by JR Ward
  16. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
  17. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
  18. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
  19. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
  20. Alpha Instict by Katie Reus
  21. Crave by Monica Murphy
  22. Stranded with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare
  23. Bound by Lorelei James
  24. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  25. The Will by Kristen Ashley
  26. Cole's Redemption by JD Tyler
  27. Wolf's Fall by JD Tyler
  28. Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
  29. Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
  30. Captivated by You by Sylvia Day
  31. Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
  32. Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
  33. Decadent by Shayla Black
  34. The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl woods
  35. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
  36. Welcome to Last Chance by Hope Ramsay

Sunday Post #27

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news: a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Borrowed from Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
First week of 2015 and I had a great time during the new year party, so the blog was a little slow and my reading took a dive, but Harry Potter was the perfect book to keep me company during those moments of hangover.  

Previously on Book Travels:

Coming This Week:

  • Monday Talk: New Years Reading Goals
  • Alien Mate 2 Review
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Cowgirls Dont Cry Review
  • Hungry Like the Wolf Review
  • Harry Potter 4 review

Books added to TBR: 

Served Hot (Best Revenge, #2) Thirty Days to Win His Wife (Brides and Belles #2) The Sultan's Harem Bride (Desert Vows #1) Her Forbidden Cowboy Delucca's Marriage Contract (The Chatsfield, #10) Claimed by the Sheikh Playing by the Greek's Rules (Puffin Island, #0.5) Tempting Donovan Ford 

Got anything new to share this week?

Erotica Review: Alien Mate by Eve Langlais

Alien Mate by Eve Langlais
Series: Alien Mate #1
Published May 14th 2010 by Amira Press
Format: ebook
Length: 72 pages
Source: Bought
What would you do if an alien materialized in your living room and told you he was your leader?
Plump Diana is ironing her underwear when the hottest blue babe in all of the galaxy appears in her living room. Did she forget to mention he was naked? Abducted, decontaminated, and dressed like a harem girl, she’s been chosen to become his mate.
Kor asked his ancestors to find him a biddable, docile mate. Instead they found him Diana--a curvy, argumentative earthling who sets his pulse pounding and his loins on fire. He might be an alien who doesn't understand the meaning of love, but he sure knows what he feels is more than lust.

I've read a few books by Eve Langlais and she always makes me crack up. These are cute little erotica pieces and there's lot of story and plenty of sexy moments, but her couples are normal people with some nice and fun moments together. I really liked Kor and Diana, plus it was extra fun watching her trying to understand this different and very fun new universe. 

Kor is a warrior and decided to ask his ancestors spirits, because yes they believe and how crazy is that? Anyway lost tract, but Kor wanted a mate and asked for his ancestors help in finding his perfect mate. But he was expecting something very different than Diana and she made his life such a chaos. She's fun and always wants answers, plus all the questions are making Kor almost insane, but she's perfect for him and they made such a cute couple.

It was fun meeting these two and getting to know this different world.

Other books in this series

#1 - Alien Mate
#2 - Alien Mate 2
#3 - Alien Mate 3

2015 Reads

Start of another year and for 2015 I'm taking things a little slower. Only reading those books that really catch my eye or are part of a series that I already followed. I started way too many series in the last few years and now it's time to finish those series before starting new ones. 

This post is to keep up with the reads and reviews for 2015.