Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Woman Gone Mad By Kimber S. Dawn

Forget everything you know about fairytales. There comes a point in a woman's life when she realizes not everyone gets a happy ending.

And no one knows this better than Lillian Shaw.

the safety of a small southern upbring and a happy normal family couldn't keep life from chipping away at her.

And nothing leaves it mark like a bite of a broken heart.

Blow after blow, Lillian tries to stay optimistic, but when faced with a choice that could destroy her future, she gives in to the temptation.

When your first true love comes crashing into your happily ever after, you're suppose to walk away. Not fall back in love.

But saying no to Leo was something Lillian could never do...

Once lines are crossed is there any going back?

Or is the risk that Lillian Shaw takes going to leave her broken again...

And this time be enough to make her A Woman Gone Mad?


Okay it's taken me a while to actually write a review just because this book left me emotionally drain and that's an understatement! It took at least 3 days to stop feeling like I could cry.

I kept reading people say how emotionally hard this book was and that still didn't prepare me for reading it. This story is full of  happy, joyful, sexy, emotions but most of all there's sorrow, heartache, despair, and anguish.

 I laughed and cried then cried and laughed again, if that makes any sense.

One minute it has me wanting to jump my hubby's bones and the next I'm crying my eyes out feeling all the anguish Lillian is going through. (see my emotions were all over the place) The only person she was so close to died and let me tell you, I never thought anyone could EVER share that feeling with me. I felt so connected to her just because I've been exactly in Lillian's shoes, losing someone you love so dearly in the world. 

~ " Every heartbreak a woman experiences throughout her life leaves a scar behind, and these scars never fully heal. The thousands of shattered pieces that remain of a woman's heart are nothing more than battered pieces of scarred tissue that still function as a vital organ to keep her alive." ~

Chills are the only thing that I feel every time I read that little piece because it's so true. 

~ " If I would of known now what I'll know in the future, I never would have fucking gotten out of that car. And I never ever would have gone into that house on that early Saturday morning. " ~

How many times have we all felt this at one point of our lives. 

The fact that it's based or  inspired by her real life events I give Kimber S. Dawn freaking kudos for coming out of it and making her a stronger woman!!! 

I may have not written the best review but it's hard to even try without breaking down and crying.
 Kimber S. Dawn wrote a captivating book which is on my top 5 favorites.

I give Kimber S. Dawn

Love is Darkness By Caroline Hanson

Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it's more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and if not prepared exactly right-deadly.

In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she?

She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old vampire, and King to his kind. He's also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse-help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves.

Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire's biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath.

And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler.

Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have the boring, normal life she's always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!

Well I came across this book for free and decided to 1-click it. Oh boy am I glad I did! It had the right amount of sexy, action pack, and overall it was just plain different. And oh my goodness did Lucas make it to my list of book boyfriends.(see I added his name--->)

I can totally see why Valerie would want a normal life and why she tends to want to get away but she can't seem to escape it. She's a firecracker and doesn't know when to shut up. Since she first meets Lucas a 1600 year old vampire king, Valerie is drawn to him even though she knows it's wrong. Their chemistry is hot and I mean sizzling HOTT! (fanning myself) I don't think he expected to feel anything for her but she intrigues him. And that poker face he has is just swoon worthy and frustrating. (sigh) 

Now there is Jack and you can feel the tension between him and Valerie. She is in love with him but Valerie knows all he wants is revenge for what happen to his parents and she wants to live a normal life and with that in the way it keeps them apart.  But everything changes when she meets Lucas.

I loved how she has a unique ability, not to mention all the vampire politics, and that there was the mention of others. (Werewolf, Fey, and Empaths)

Awesome series!

I give Caroline Hanson

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Welcome to Saucy Books!

This year I have started off with me doing something new. Never in my mind did I think to do some book reviews and not knowing the first thing about it but I decided to throw caution to the wind and give it my all.
It's nerve racking not knowing how I'll be received by other bloggers and not to mention the authors, but from what I can tell they support each other. I may not be good at this but I know my reviews will be honest and  my very own opinion. I love to discover new books and add to my list of book boyfriends. 
(wink, wink)
Here's to a new year and a new blog!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Under Different Stars By Amy Bartol

All she wants is a home, but can she find one...UNDER DIFFERENT STARS 

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home. 

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go. 

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own. 

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?

Oh my, Oh my, Oh my...

Well Saucy peeps, Amy Bartol did it again! It's no secret that I'm a huge Amy Bartol Fan and I love me some Brennus too, I fell in love with The Premonition Series and I knew from the teasers that I was going to love this book too! All the excitement I had reading this book and still couldn't get enough of it. 

I saw a few reviews people calling the characters aliens but I just couldn't wrap my mind around it, simply because I saw them as otherworldly and calling them aliens didn't do them justice. The world she created and the characters are simply exquisite and breath taking.

The other characters like Wayra and Jax were also swoon worthy and couldn't help fall in love with their personalities either, now I'm waiting til the next book to give my opinion on Kyon because there was a little something that made him intriguing and I want to know more about him. 

~Smiling a real smile, he doesn't look like a knob knocker when he replies, "Because I like picturing you in the Loch of Cerulean...on the seashore collecting shells...with me." ~

Reading Kyon say that made me have a soft spot for him, who knows I might just fall head over heels in love with him.

I got so immersed in the book and found it hard to put down.
I can't wait for the second book, Thank You Amy Bartol for writing such a beautiful masterpiece so I can get lost in this fictional book! 

I give Amy Bartol