Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: Famous... Or Not ~ LeAnn Coston




Title: Famous... or not
Author: LeAnn Coston
Kind of story: Standalone
Published: 16th, February, 2013
Publisher: LeAnn Coston (self-published) 
Language: English only
Number of Pages: 176 p.
Kind of story: Standalone
Age category: Adult

About Famous... or not

So, imagine this:

You're sitting in your backyard, in middle-America, and you hear a noise. You look up. The Sexiest Man in the Universe hops over your privacy fence and runs across your yard. After a few seconds, about seven or eight paparazzi hop the fence and follow him. Now, that's something you just don't see everyday in Oklahoma.

As the commotion continues and dogs start barking, you can hear the chase going all through your neighbors yards. Finally, it quiets down again, and you look back at the magazine you were reading--the celebrity magazine showing the cover picture of the Sexiest Man in the Universe.

After a bit, you hear a noise, and Mr. Sexiest Man hops the fence-again! You realize he's probably only eluding paparazzi, but part of you hopes he came around to see you just one more time. You nod at the open door to the lawn mower shed. He ducks inside. The paparazzi hop the fence again, but you tell them their prey has eluded them. With disgust, they walk down your driveway and leave.

So, with wry amusement, you walk across your own backyard to your lawnmower shed, where the Sexiest Man in the Universe happens to be hiding. (Source: Goodreads)

My Opinion

This was a fun short read, about Loralei (the woman in the backyard) and Tim (Mr. Sexiest Man of the Universe). It is the cutest thing, this book is. It kind of reminded me of Pride and Prejustice in a way. There was sex but no detailed scenes, as you might see in Erotica books. Loralei would mention a splendid night but, no details are included, which makes this a sweet read.

Loralei is a very interesting character, which at first we know nothing about. Not knowing what kind of work she does, and what her objectives in life are (that she mentions through out the book). It is a very smart way of writing!

Tim, mr. Sexy, is a famous actor, but with all the luxery he has forgotten how it feels to be normal. Loralei opens his eyes, and he is finally able to relax and enjoy life again.

For me it was also very inspirering, and it got me thinking of what I still want out of life. It opened my eyes, and I realized that I should start planning the things that I want to achieve, or at least have an idea on how I will be able to. So yeah four stars for this cute little book!


Music

Music suggestion: Tokyo and I Shot My Manager by Gruppo Sportivo don't know why but it is kind of soothing.



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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dystopian month #2

Hey everyone!

So I was going to do a dystopian month, which turned out not so great. I failed big time, I am still reading Matched which is awesome! But it also creeps me out a bit, I wouldn't want to live in that controlled world!  Anyway, it turns out that I wasn't in the mood to read anything dystopian (well except Matched that is). I ended up reading shorter works, with lots of hotness, sexyness. So I am going to show you what I read/am reading, hope to get to reviewing those over the weekend!

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Currently reading:



Oh this one is hot!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Review: Redemption ~ Venise Webb


Title: Redemption
Author: Venise Webb
Serie(s): Fallyn #1
Number of pages: 621 p.
Publisher: Venise Webb (self published)
Publishing date: 3 February 2013
Age category: Young Adult
Other books in the series:
Retribution (Fallyn #2)
Language: English only 


About Redemption

This is the story of two soul mates connecting under not so bright circumstances. The story of Fallyn aka PirĂ© aka Piredia, an angel, fallen angel and the mother of all vampires. Fallyn has made many grave mistakes in her life, which gotten her dragged  back to hell, to be released to clean up her own mess, but will she succeed?

She is send to a town called Redemption, where she finds herself running from her soul mate, Shayne. Shayne is your typical football playing average but gorgeous teenager, and he is falling hard for the new girl at school.  However, Fallyn is not interested, since she has to clean up her mess.
But when they finally finish their soul mate connection, all hell breaks loose. The mother of all demons was released from hell, to bring destruction to the world.

Fallyn and Shayne find themselves at the edge of an epic war between good and evil.

Important Characters

Fallyn: went by the name Piredia when she was an Angel, changed it to PirĂ© when she fell and changed it to Fallyn when released from hell. 

Adia: Fallyn's guardian and seer.

Sophie/Aalbiel: Fallyn's best friend in heaven, reincarnated into Sophie, twin sister of Shayne.

Gabriel: An archangel

Nade: A hellhound, friend of Fallyn.

Brice: Shayne's best friend and witch.

Lillith: A succubus, the mother of all demons.

Puck: A trickster, likes to mess with people's heads.

Erik/ Alberic: The vampire Fallyn created.


My Thoughts

This book is one of the most exciting angel/demon stories I have read so far! The story not only revolves around the two soulmates, but also adds some of the side characters such as Adia, Sophie, Brice and Lillith, which makes it a round story.

This book made me laugh my ass of with all the sarcastic one liners, the Chemistry between Shayne and Fallyn  and the great world Venise has built around these characters. A world full of demons, angels and humans, where a balance is kept between them. The book also made me cry twice, its was so heartbreaking, and made me want to slap one of the characters.

You never know where the story is going, wondering about what the motives are for lilliths release, the strange man in the cabin, the bigger play at hand. Its a mystery solved through out the book! I can't wait for the sequel!



Music

Oh I almost forgot! I always try to make a music suggestion, of course as mentioned in this book multiple times was Adele! Anything by Adele really would be fitting. So here is Make You Feel My Love, which very much reminds me of the story of Fallyn and Shayne.



The song that hit me as the Fallyn and Shayne theme song of their love was however not an Adele song. I would go with Soldier by Gavin DeGraw! It's fitting!


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