Bout-of-Books 11.0 Wrap-up

boutofbooks1BlogI’m actually kinda impressed with my progress this week. I worked part-time at 3 jobs, watched 2 grandchildren and still found time to read.

I started out with a list of books to choose from and a fairly easy ‘theme’ approach. I actually didn’t even make it through the first day without straying from my Seriously Series theme. (I ask again… is anyone surprised?) Okay, if we want to stretch it, the author of said book was at least the author of 3 of my Seriously Series books. What’s really impressive is that I waited until the wee hours of Sunday morning to pull a book out that wasn’t even on my list… from an author that isn’t on my Seriously Series list… but it was late and I needed something short and sweet, and….  Honestly? That’s the beauty of Bout-of-Books. There are no rules. As long as you’re happy with your progress, it’s all good.

So, what did I manage to read this week? Here’s the final tally….

  1. Asylum (Causal Enchantment #2) by KA Tucker (252 Pages)
  2. With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent (396 Pages)
  3. Moon of the Terrible (Seasons of the Moon: Cain Chronicles #3) by S.M. Reine (59 Pages)
  4. Red Rose Moon (Seasons of the Moon: Cain Chronicles #4) by S.M. Reine (73 Pages)
  5. Sins of Eden (Ascension #7) by S.M. Reine (294 Pages)
  6. Arresting Love (Wild R Farm #2) by Silvia Violet (130 Pages)

My total page count ended up being 1204. Yay! Beyond that, I managed to visit a couple of blogs, but not too many. I participated in one Challenge (I checked them all out though and they were awesome this time!) I didn’t participate in any of the Twitter Chats, but I did watch them from the sidelines. That’s always entertaining. All in all, this was a extremely successful Bout-of-Books.

Now the fun starts! Not that last week wasn’t fun, but I always enjoy getting to know the Grand Prize winner and helping them decide what they want to do. Who knows what it will be this time. Bookmarks? Business Cards? New graphics to dress up their blog? Stay tuned because whatever we do we’ll be sure to share ;)

So, how did you enjoy Bout-of-Books? Did you have fun? I’d love to hear all about it.

 

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent – Bout-of-Books 11.0 Review

WithAllMySoulWhat does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It’s time to kick some hellion butt…

After not really surviving her junior year (does “undead” count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can’t save everyone she loves without risking everything she has.

I have to be honest. I really drug my feet on finishing this series. I’ve loved every single minute of my time spent with Kaylee and company. Saying goodbye to this amazing world was just part of the reason why I was dragging my feet though. The more I read, the more I knew that there was no possible way for things to end well for everyone. These characters had suffered so much loss I wasn’t sure I could endure experiencing any more of their pain and suffering. I was told by more than one reader to put my ‘big girl’ pants on and trust the author to not totally crush me. So, now that I’ve finished the Soul Screamers series, what’s the verdict? *sigh*

These characters have come a long way in a short amount of time. It seemed like years had passed from the time that Kaylee first learned exactly who and what she was. That time frame was put into perspective when Kaylee mentioned that she and Nash had only been a couple for six months. Wow… A lot happened within that year. A lot happened in With All My Soul as well. New demons were introduced, more people were put in danger, sacrifices were made along with decisions that changed everything for everyone. There were times when I wanted to wrap my arms around them all and tell them it would all be okay, even though I knew it wouldn’t be.

So, about that verdict… I can honestly say that With All My Soul falls into that ‘thumbs up’ category when it comes to series finales. Yes, there were tears. Yes, these characters faced more danger and tragedy, but there was a balance to it all. I was amazed at how well things were wrapped up in the end.

SoulScreamers4Even though I’ve read the final book, I still have a few novellas left to read. I’m kind of glad that I held off so I could read With All My Soul as part of Volume 4 in the series. The final volume also includes Fearless, Niederwald and Last Request. See, sometimes procrastination does pay off ;)

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No Limits (Ultimate #1) by Lori Foster

NoLimitsCannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. 

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather’s legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette’s scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he’ll break all the rules to do it…

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Cannon Colter was first introduced in Lori Foster’s Love Undercover series. (I love these series crossovers ;) ) When readers first met him, he was more than just a little mysterious – maybe even dangerous. As his character developed, it quickly became apparent that there was a lot more to Cannon than the street smart kid that he first appeared to be. At the end of Dash of Peril, Lori Foster let readers know that Cannon and his friends were going to get their own series. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised ;).

No Limits is the perfect introduction to the Ultimate series. If you want a taste of what the series is about, you can start with the prequel novella, Hard Knocks. Cannon and Yvette have known each other for years. She was an infatuated teenager and Cannon played the role of protector. They had been attracted to each other for years, but the timing was never right. Their connection was strong and the outcome was inevitable, but as usual, it’s not always the destination, but the journey and nobody does that quite as well as Lori Foster.

Besides the romance between Cannon and Yvette, there was a lot of other drama going on in No Limits. More characters were introduced and there was unexpected danger and some twists that I honestly didn’t see coming. Yeah, this was a great beginning and I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for readers next.

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Moon of the Terrible & Red Rose Moon (Cain Chronicles 3 & 4) by S.M. Reine – Bout-of-Books 11.0 Review

Because these two books are so short I decided to review them together. I’ll try to keep the events separate, but I’m not making any promises. No spoilers…. at least nothing intentional. In other words… continue reading at your own risk. ;)

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MoonOfTheTerribleAbel is struggling to find his footing at the werewolf sanctuary when he receives terrible news: the girl he loves and his brother have vanished. Seth calls to claim that they’re eloping, but Abel knows it’s a lie. There’s no way that Rylie would get married without telling him. Not when the memory of her scorching kiss is still burning on his lips.

Certain that something is wrong, Abel drops everything to rescue Rylie and Seth – and stake his claim over his mate.

Honestly, when I finally finish this series I’m going to start it all over again. So much happens in these books and it’s so intertwined. That doesn’t even take into consideration the fact that these characters all come back in S.M. Reine’s Ascension series. Yeah, I see a HUGE re-read marathon in my future. *sigh*

The Cain Chronicles mark a turning point for Rylie and everyone around her. She may be the Alpha and her wolf may be stronger than any one else’s but she still had human drama to deal with. Since I skipped this series and went right to the Ascension series before I even finished the Seasons of the Moon series, I was a little confused about how the Rylie, Seth, Abel triangle actually happened. This series clears everything up. Up until now, I didn’t really like Abel – Moon of the Terrible was my turn around point. Readers have been getting to know him a little bit better with each book and even though I haven’t changed my opinion about Seth, I finally understand the ‘why’ of it all.

S.M. Reine doesn’t make things easy for her characters. She has basically put all three of these characters in an impossible situation that they have no control over. I promised no spoilers, so you’ll just have to continue the series to completely understand.

If the internal battle between Seth, Rylie and Abel wasn’t bad enough, they’ve got a lot of external battles going on that make things even more complicated. Then there was the ending… yeah, I knew it was coming but it was still jaw dropping. Needless to say, I picked up Red Rose Moon immediately….

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Red Rose Moon

RedRoseMoonRylie Gresham, Alpha of the endangered werewolf species, is pregnant. The fact that she’s only eighteen and maybe a tiny bit in love with her boyfriend’s brother isn’t even the worst part: the baby is going to be a werewolf, too. Certain that Seth is the father, she finally agrees to marry him, even if her heart is still filled with doubt.

Abel is being held captive by Cain when he hears about Rylie’s condition – and the shocking circumstances surrounding the conception. Rylie and Abel have been mating on the full moons, so there’s a chance that he’s the father, and she has no clue. Now Abel has to escape Cain and crash the wedding before his mate marries his brother.

A zombie mother-in-law, back-stabbing hunters, and wicked morning sickness mean that they’re all in for one heck of a party.

Just when I didn’t think things could get more intense…. well, it’s S.M. Reine, so I should have known better. Once I picked up Red Rose Moon there was no putting it down.

The synopsis pretty much says it all, so there’s not a whole lot more to add without giving anything away. There were some huge twists in this one though. Some that I never saw coming, honestly. There were people that I wanted to strangle and then there was Abel… I fell in love with him just a little bit more in Red Rose Moon. Since I’ve read ahead… I know how things end up. I’m really going to enjoy the rest of the journey though.

CainChroniclesThis is the last book in the Cain Chronicles set. The last books are individual full length books and lucky for me, I have Dark Moon Rising, Of Wings and Wolves and Alpha Moon ready and waiting. ;)

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Asylum (Causal Enchantment #2) by K.A. Tucker – Bout-of-Books 11.0 Review

AsylumTucked away in Sofie’s wintery asylum with no hope of release for years, Evangeline must come to terms with her situation: the curse still plagues her, she’s now hunted by a two thousand-year-old vampire, and the guy she’s in love with tried to kill her. Plus, she’s locked up with a cranky Max and the Forero kids—two people everyone seems to prefer dead over alive. Things aren’t looking good.

Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, Sofie struggles to keep forty trapped and bloodthirsty Ratheus vampires at bay and a desperate Viggo from killing Evangeline’s friends, all while hints stir outside the walls of the NYC vampire asylum of a war brewing between the Sentinel and the witches.

Is there any hope for Evangeline and Caden? Can Sofie control the rival powers? Is the fate of Earth predestined?

I would imagine that at least a few people reading this didn’t even know that K.A. Tucker had written a series before Ten Tiny Breaths. I’ve read the first two books in that series and loved them. My first introduction to this author’s talented writing came from this series though. From the first time I read Anathema, I was hooked. Putting the Causal Enchantment series on my Seriously Series reading list was inevitable.

Asylum begins where Anathema ended. Even though it’s been a while since I read the first book in the series, it didn’t take me long to catch up. I wouldn’t recommend leaving a long time span between the two though, because a lot happens. There are twists and turns and the players change from chapter to chapter. What made it even more complicated was the fact that there were not only two POV to follow, but those characters were in two totally different venues. Sofie sent Evangeline away to keep her safe, but neither one of them had any real idea of what was going on with the other. Each character had their own drama going on and danger to ward off. They also had to learn to put their trust in others and form allies where they never expected to and in some cases probably shouldn’t have. Yes, things were complicated.

Only one thing kept me from giving Asylum a full 5 stars…. I loved the characters, the story kept me interested and on the edge of my seat the closer it got to the end and even though it ended in a cliff hanger that I kind of saw coming, it wasn’t nearly as jaw dropping as the end of Anathema (I still purchased the next book before I was finished… just in case.) What held back that last 1/2 star was Evangeline. She made a rash decision that pretty much changed everything (not to mention keeping some pretty volatile secrets that will more than likely endanger her even more.) I understand why she did what she did, something had to happen… I just wish there was another way. *sigh* I suppose I’ll just have to trust the author to fix this in the next two books. ;) Allegiance is next, so stay tuned!

CausalEnchantmentSeriesOne last thing… if you are planning on reading this series, consider purchasing the boxed set that contains all four books. Even if you take advantage of, Anathema still being offered FREE as of the time this was posted, the set is still considerably cheaper than buying each book individually. And yes, this is another ‘do as I say, not as I do’ kind of statement. You can thank me later ;)

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Perfect Chemistry by Jodi Redford Blog Tour August 11-25

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When it comes to sexy geeks, Leo Martinez and Devlin Hawke are as hot as they get. But falling for the wrong guy has always been Sidney Chase’s forte.

She’s not about to submit to her inner bad girl by giving in to her secret fantasies about her sex-on-a-stick bosses. When she’s accidentally exposed to the supercharged aphrodisiac in their lab, Sidney tosses aside her inhibitions and unknowingly provides her bosses with an eye-popping display of self lovin’ courtesy of the office security cameras.

Despite their mutual craving for Sidney, Leo and Devlin made a pact long ago to keep her off limits. The last thing they’d wanted was to scare off their best PA by overwhelming her with their kinky tendencies. Witnessing the arousing effects of their aphrodisiac elixir on Sidney changes everything. Not only is she the answer they’ve been looking for in regards to fine-tuning their formula, she’s the perfect woman for them. And with a little help from one helluva sinful science experiment, they’ll prove that love is far more potent than anything manufactured in a bottle.

Warning: This red hot office romance contains 3 parts sizzling m/f/m menage, 2 parts sexy and sweet geeks, one part wicked bondage and sex toys, and a whole lot of combustible chemistry. Safety glasses required.

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Excerpt (NSFW)

Devlin grabbed his coffee mug and crossed over to his office. He powered on his tablet and scrolled through his emails. Nothing much exciting beyond a few tech newsletters he subscribed to and an ad for penis enlargement. He deleted that one and settled in to peruse the article on 3-D printing. Halfway through his read he was hit with the odd certainty that something was off about the placement of his paperclip dispenser. Frowning, he leaned back in his chair. “Hey, were you messing with my stuff?”

A grunt came from the other side of the wall. “Yes, because clearly I have nothing better to do than drive your OCD ass crazy.”

“Well, you are a maniacal motherfucker.” Devlin made a point of loudly plopping the dispenser back into its proper position. “And it’s not OCD. I use the stapler more often, so it should be front and center, not the paperclips.”

“Admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery.”

“Asshole.” Chuckling, Devlin finished up his coffee and returned to the kitchenette for a refill. He was waylaid on the round trip to his office with Leo’s request to fetch his reading glasses from the lab. After tossing out a few teasing digs about his partner becoming an old man, Devlin made tracks down the hall and fished his badge from his pants pocket.

The moment he stepped into the lab he was struck once again with the peculiar sensation that something wasn’t quite right. As much time as he spent in the space, it was practically his second home. So with that said, if his Spidey-sense was telling him that a detail wasn’t as it should be, he was damn well going to listen up.

Rubbing his chin, he surveyed the room, mentally checking off boxes as he cataloged each detail individually. Trash can in corner—normal. Lab coats on their proper hooks? Yep. Workstations prepped and ready for— His mental inspection skidding to a halt, he stared at the empty test tube holder resting on the station across from him. The vial had most definitely been there when he and Leo locked up yesterday.

So where the hell did it go?

Determined to get to the bottom of that mystery, he retraced his steps to Leo’s office. “Did you do something with one of the vials from batch 39?”

Leo tore his focus from his monitor, his brow furrowed. “No. Why?”

“It’s missing.”

“What?”

Well aware of where Leo’s thoughts were jumping, Devlin shot up his hand. “Don’t burst your coronary. We don’t know that this is a repeat of Texon.” But after having one of their prized formula’s ripped off by a competitor several years ago, the fear was there of it happening again. Even with all the precautions they’d taken to prevent a reoccurrence, the threat was always present. There was only so much they could do.

Leo vaulted from his chair and rushed from his office. Devlin stayed hot on his heels. Once inside the lab, Leo confirmed Devlin’s suspicions with a string of colorful obscenities. Raking his fingers through his hair, he shot a narrow squint at the panel obscuring the security camera in the corner. “Let’s pray they were too sloppy to cover their ass.”

What were the chances someone would be foolish enough to stroll in here and steal Xtacy without disguising their identity? Wisely deciding to keep that woeful dose of reality to himself, he followed Leo back to his office. With a quick click of his mouse Leo pulled up the link to the security system and located the time stamp for last night. He fast-forwarded through an hour or so of uneventful footage before a blip of motion flashed across the screen.

Leo’s features hardened. “Got the son of a bitch.” He rewound a few frames and pressed play.

On the footage, the lab lights flickered on and a woman stepped into view. Devlin blinked. “Wait a minute. Isn’t that—?”

“Sidney.” Her name fell from Leo with the same amount of bemusement that plagued Devlin. They both leaned closer to the computer as she sashayed to the workstation and picked up the test tube.

Devlin shook his head. “I don’t believe it. Not of Sidney. No fucking way.”

“Then what the hell are we looking at?” Leo demanded, his tone flatter than a desert highway. Despite the lack of inflection in his voice, Devlin knew his friend was hiding a world of hurt while he processed the visual evidence of Sidney’s potentially traitorous activity.

“I don’t know, but let’s not jump to conclusions yet.” Come on, Sid. What are you doing? His heart knocking, he waited for the moment she’d put the vial back and scurry out of there, completely unaware of the real criminal lurking in the shadows about to abscond with the Xtacy formula. The wish was a desperate shot in the dark on his part, but he refused to give up hope. No matter how thin it was. When the test tube went flying out of Sidney’s grasp and smashed onto the floor, he straightened with a jolt, renewed optimism crashing over him. “She dropped it. That’s why it’s missing.”

A fraction of the doubt lifted from Leo’s gaze but his shoulders remained tense. “It still doesn’t explain what in the devil she’s doing in the lab.”

“Who knows? Maybe she was just curious—“ Devlin broke off abruptly when Sidney ripped off her blouse and wrenched down her bra. All coherent thought beating a hasty retreat from his head, he stared at the sheer magnificence of her breasts. She cupped their bountiful weight and tweaked her nipples. The real estate in Devlin’s briefs suddenly became a lot more cramped. Gripping the edge of the desk, he risked a quick peek in Leo’s direction and noticed his friend was equally enamored with the unexpected show.

Leo swallowed hard, his Adam’s Apple bobbing. “We probably shouldn’t watch any more of this.”

“Yeah, we shouldn’t.”

They both kept their attention fused to the screen. Sidney’s hand crept inside her panties. He and Leo adjusted their flies simultaneously. She bit her lip, her head falling back against the side of the workstation as her hips moved in rhythm to the motion of her fingers. Even with that miniscule scrap of fabric concealing the view, the sight playing out in front of them was tantalizing as fuck. She was completely uninhibited in her wild chase to the Big O finish line. The continued reel of her gasps and moans sizzled along Devlin’s nerve endings, but it was his and Leo’s names screamed at the top of her lungs when she ultimately came that sucker punched him like a two by four.

Holy shit. Jerking his gaze to Leo, Devlin discovered he wasn’t the only one sledge hammered by that startling last part of her self lovin’ session. “Uh, she just came while thinking about us.” There was no denying the obvious. A person didn’t just randomly scream someone’s name at the height of passion.

Leo scrubbed a hand over his mouth, his wide-eyed stare still glued to his computer. “Fuck me.”

“Uh, dude? Pretty sure that’s precisely what she’s saying.”

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Sins of Eden (Ascension #7) by S.M. Reine – Bout-of-Books 11.0 Review

SinsOfEdenThere have always been three gods. Always. Until Elise Kavanagh murdered them. 

A demon named Belphegor has entered the Origin and become a new god, triggering genesis: the death and rebirth of the entire universe. He wants Elise to join him in Eden for the end of all things, but only once she’s watched everyone she cares about die painfully under his heel.

With nothing but a dwindling army of werewolves, Elise must enter Eden, slaughter Belphegor, and stop the genesis. But Belphegor’s smarter than Adam ever was, and far crueler. He’s spent lifetimes preparing for this. 

He will have his world of Hellfire. He will have victory. And he will have Elise’s life…

This book was both everything I expected it to be and nothing like I expected. Have I lost you?

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Sins of Eden marks the end of S.M. Reine’s Ascension series. What did I expect? Well, considering that this author is notorious for not holding back or sugar coating anything, I expected the intensity, the danger and the loss. What I didn’t expect was the level of any of those things. There were times while I was reading Sins of Eden that I was absolutely crushed by what these characters were experiencing.

I’d love to go on and on and on about everything that I both hated and loved about this book… I just can’t. Partially because I can’t find the words, but mostly because just about anything I say will give something away. This is a book that you need to experience yourself. It’s one that I want to talk about and one that I want to re-read so I can experience it all over again. As far as series ends go, there are few that have come to a more satisfying end than the Ascension series for me.

I’m going to tell readers this one more time. If you haven’t read any books by S.M. Reine, pick one up now. Don’t start with this series though. To get the full affect and become as emotionally invested in these characters as you need to be, start at the beginning. I started with the Seasons of the Moon (Rylie, Seth & Abel) series. You could also start with the Descent (Elise & James) series. The Ascension series combines the two, so the background is important.

I still have some back tracking to do, but it won’t take me long to catch up. Once I do, I’ll start the Ascension series all over again and wait patiently for more.

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Bout of Book Scavenger Hunt

BoB11-200x200The Bout of Books Challenges are always kind of ‘hit or miss’ with me. Not because I don’t enjoy them, but more because I get so wrapped up in finding time to read I just don’t get to them. I’m hoping to get to more of them this time. I’ve always loved Scavenger Hunts so this challenge, sponsored by The Book Monsters seemed like the perfect kick-off to my Bout of Books 11.0 participation and my main goal of having fun ;)

This Scavenger Hunt is pretty easy, but it’s also a great way to share some books that other people may not know about. Here’s what the questions were, along with my answers:

1. A Book that begins with “B”  (for Bout of Books!)
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger

2. A book that has been made into a movie/tv show
City of Bones (Mortal Instrument #1) by Cassandra Clare

3. A series you love
The Elder Races by Thea Harrison

4. An anthology of poems or short stories
Carnipunk by various authors

5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves
Any book on my Bout-of-Books 11.0 Goal list ;)

Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures #1) by Kami Garcia & Magaret Stohl

DangerousCreaturesA new series returns to the world of Beautiful Creatures. Some loves are cursed…others are dangerous.

Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she’s a bad girl. She’s Dark. She’s a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she’s around. Lucky for her, Wesley “Link” Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley. When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn’t hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Sometimes you pick up a book just because you can’t resist. That’s what happened when I requested an ARC of Dangerous Creatures. I loved the world that Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl created in the Caster Chronicles series. The Dangerous Creatures series is a spin-off of that series. I hesitated for a millisecond before I picked this one up, only because I’ve only read the first book in the previous series. I knew going in that I would inevitably run across some spoilers and that there would be times that I would be lost. Do I regret my decision to pick up Dangerous Creatures before catching up with the rest of the Caster Chronicles series? Maybe just a teeny, tiny bit, but not enough to not want to get my hands on the next book in this series as soon as it’s available. (More on that later….)

There was a lot to like about Dangerous Creatures. There were more than a few characters that were familiar and some that weren’t. Even if I hadn’t read Beautiful Creatures, I would have been fine picking up Dangerous Creatures. There’s enough back story to keep new readers in the loop. There were parts that were border line silly, but those moments didn’t last long because there were life and death moments that followed. Link and Ridley were an interesting pair to say the least. The ‘friends’ that they made in New York were even more interesting. This book had twists, turns and then came right back to where you were in the beginning. I loved every minute of it!

Ridley pretty much broke my heart in Dangerous Creatures. She took things for granted, she wasn’t perfect, but she also didn’t feel like she deserved anything beyond what she received.  She made a lot of bad decisions, but she also cared a lot more than she wanted to admit.

This is one of those books that merit a re-read. I’m sure that I’ll get a lot more out of it the next time I read it, which will probably happen after I finish the Caster Chronicles series. One thing that reading Dangerous Creatures did was make me want to go back and play catch up. If you decide to pick this one up, which I highly recommend, play close attention to the flash back scenes. They’re not just filler, they reveal more than you think…. trust me, you can thank me later.

As for the way things end? Oh, I won’t spoil that for you. All I’ll say is that it’s been a while since I read a book that ended leaving my jaw dropping as much as Dangerous Creatures did. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the way the authors left things…. Repeat after me “Authors Are Evil.”

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Bout-of-Books 11.0 Progress

BoutOfBooks-880x400-03Yay! Once this appears on my blog I know it’s time to start reading ;)  This time I’ve decided to devote the entire week to  my Seriously Series list (with one exception… but you know, things happen.) You can check out my Goal Post for my tentative list. I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books 11.0 so it’ll be easy for everyone to see how I’m doing. Once again, no goals other than to read and have fun. ;)

8/18
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 274)

  • Started Sins of Eden (Ascension #7) by S.M. Reine (Approx. 274 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: Approx: 274 Pages
Today #insixwords: Angels, Demons, Gods, Death, Destruction – Yikes!
Books:

  • Started Sins of Eden

8/19
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 94 Pages)

  • Finished Sins of Eden (Ascension #7) by S.M. Reine (Approx. 20 Pages)
  • Started With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent (38 Pages)
  • Started Asylum (Causal Enchantment #2) by K.A. Tucker (Approx. 36 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 Book; Approx. 368 Pages
Today #insixwords: It’s a Series Finale Kinda Week
Books: 

  • Finished Sins of Eden
  • Started With All My Soul
  • Started Asylum

8/20
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 60 Pages)

  • Continued Asylum (Causal Enchantment #2) by K.A. Tucker (Approx. 60 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 Book; Approx. 428 Pages
Today #insixwords: Wednesday is Always My Slow Day :(
Books:

  • Finished Sins of Eden
  • Started With All My Soul
  • Continued Asylum

8/21
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 95 Pages)

  • Continued Asylum (Causal Enchantment #2) by K.A. Tucker (Approx. 66 Pages)
  • Continued With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent (29 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 Book; Approx. 522 Pages
Today #insixwords: A Marginally Better Reading Day *sigh*
Books: 

  • Finished Sins of Eden
  • Continued With All My Soul
  • Continued Asylum

8/22
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 33 Pages)

  • Continued Asylum (Causal Enchantment #2) by K.A. Tucker (Approx. 20 Pages)
  • Continued With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent (13 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1 Book; Approx. 545 Pages
Today #insixwords: Ten Hour Work Day = Little Reading :(
Books:

  • Finished Sins of Eden
  • Continued With All My Soul
  • Continued Asylum

8/23
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 294 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 3 Books; Approx. 839 Pages
Today #insixwords: Saturday Reading Frenzy – My Mojo’s Back! ;) 

Books:

  • Finished Sins of Eden
  • Continued With All My Soul
  • Finished Asylum
  • Finished Moon of the Terrible
  • Started Red Rose Moon

8/24
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (365 Pages)

  • Finished With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent  (195 Pages)
  • Finished Red Rose Moon (Seasons of the Moon: Cain Chronicles #4) by S.M. Reine (Approx. 20 Pages)
  • Finished Arresting Love (Wild R Farms #2) by Sylvia Violet (130 Pages)
  • Started Tommy Nightmare (The Paranormals #2) by J.L. Bryan (20 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 6 Books; 1204 Page
Today #insixwords: Great End to Another Great BoB! ;) 
Books:

  • Finished Sins of Eden
  • Finished With All My Soul
  • Finished Asylum
  • Finished Moon of the Terrible
  • Finished Red Rose Moon
  • Finished Arresting Love
  • Started Tommy Nightmare