Thursday, October 23

Title: Don't Expect Magic
By: Kathy McCullough
Series: Magic #1
My Copy: Book for Honest Review
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Delaney Collins doesn't believe in fairy tales. And why should she? Her mom is dead, her best friend is across the country, and she's stuck in California with "Dr. Hank," her famous life-coach father—a man she barely knows. Happily ever after? Yeah, right.

Then Dr. Hank tells her an outrageous secret: he's a fairy godmother—an f.g.—and he can prove it. And by the way? The f.g. gene is hereditary. Meaning there's a good chance that New Jersey tough girl Delaney is someone's fairy godmother. 

But what happens when a fairy godmother needs a wish of her own?

What a terrifying experience to lose a Mother so young, and find yourself forced into a living arrangement with a man you have never known. Not only a man you have never known, but an entire world of magic. With a Father that just happens to be a Fairy Godfather. What a twist, this was magical and creative world unlike anything we have ever experienced. The twist of fairies builds a whole new outlook on the original and reworked tale of fairies godmother's. This adds a bit of a humorous twist with the
repetitive shortcomings of Delaney's  powers. All in the effort to prove herself she embarks on a mission to help just one person. This begins her adventurous tale of making a place for herself in this bright new world. Only she might discover that is more than the magic awaiting her here.

~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax and Bug~

So, we are yet again adding to the team. Miranda and I have been running The BookWhisperer as a partnered blog for the past two years. We love every minute of what we do, and are greatful to everyone that has helped us along the way.

Today, I am announcing we are adding yet another member to The BookWhisperer Team... 

My daughter is joining the reviewing crew to read those young adult books we all know and love. As a teen she has a view that I think would be valuable to these reviews. This will be a partnered review, but I will be assisting with the creating of her blog entries, but it is to be her impression and experiences that we are to be posting. Her posts will be called The Next Page as she will be the next generation of readers and reviewers to impress. I am so excited to be adding her to our team, and offering a wider expanse of reviews for all of these great books. Not to mention, that amazing bonding experience that we will be sharing through this journey.

Be on the lookout for this badge when looking for reviews from our newest member. So, glad you are joining us BUG!!!!

Title: Fallen Crest High
By: Tijan
Series: Fallen Crest High #1
My Copy: Ebook from Amazon
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Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent's divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.
I think that the best to break this review down is to highlight my likes and dislikes of this story. First and foremost, I like all of the characters. Sam is a young broken girl that is just trying to find her way. While, Logan and Mason are broken young men that have found the best way to short out anger is through the havoc they can cause. Thrown together by the selfish and conceded parents they begin a story of circumstance. This is where I will add in I really like the general story line as well. Three young adults thrown in orbit with one another, and what develops is a great concept. Especially as the protector traits begin to develop for Logan and Mason I really began to feel that this characters belong together. 

Although, this is where I must express my dislikes. The length of this story for he information is provides seems extremely too long. More importantly, for the first half of the book I felt like I was stumbling through a dark room trying to find direction. Nothing was coming together, and seeming to lead the story in a direction. This is a very detrimental con to a story, because it allows you time to get distracted from the story. 

Taking these various pros and cons I feel that it save to rate this story somewhere in the middle. It was not horrible, but I really think it could have used a little more work. I would like to see this story with a more direct approach that takes you through the twist and turns of the forbidden romance.

Title: Ten Below Zero
By: Whitney Barbetti
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
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“In here,” he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, “you're ten below zero. And you’re closer to death than I am.”

My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don’t remember. I don’t want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I’m in the corner. Watching them live. I’m indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often.

A text message sent to the wrong number proves to be my undoing.

His name is Everett, but I call him rude. He’s pushy, he’s arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel.

He chooses to wear all black, all the time, as if he’s waiting to attend a funeral. Probably because he is.

Everett is dying. And he’s spending his final days living, truly living. In doing so, he’s forcing me to feel, to heal. To come face to face with the demons I suppressed in my memory.

He hurts me, he fulfills me, he completes me. And still, he's dying.

Just imagine a road trip seeing all of the wonders of the world with a complete stranger with only one rule,"Don't Fall In Love". Parker
expresses near the end of this story that she is a wreck. This is an understated emotion. When one is actually a wreck, as this story left me, that one word does nothing to express the absolute solidity of this feeling. Parker and Everett are two remarkable characters. Parker's life has been anything, but easy. The things that she has lived through in her short 23 years are a tragedy in itself. Then we add in Everett with his life long illness. While it was not a consistent illness it has been a lifelong struggle. The two of them are a match, and they appear to be long moths to a flame. Fate brings the two together, and the story that unfolds is equally sorrowful and beautiful. Every bit of story seemed to have been carefully crafted to provoke the utmost impression on it's readers. My personal reactions to this story was shocking even to myself. This is a phenomenal read about finding ourselves, and the sacredness of love. I can not say more about this story than it is one that you have to read. 

Title: Kill Devil Hills
By: Sarah Darlington
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review

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He’s twenty-four. She’s eighteen.

His life is exactly the way he’s always wanted it to be...stable.
She’s quite possibly the very definition of unstable.

Noah saved her.
Georgina never wanted to be saved.

Growing up, Noah Clark was passed from one relative to the next until he finally ended up living with his abusive, alcoholic uncle in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks in part to the unwavering love and support of his best friend, Ellie Turner, Noah survived those years, escaped his uncle, and grew into the man he is today. Now he runs his own business and lives a pretty normal, no-nonsense life—one where he maintains a high level of control. 

Georgina is Ellie’s younger sister. Four months ago, Noah saved Georgie’s life, but he thought that was where his involvement with his friend’s sister would end. Now Georgie has returned home from the recovery facility her parents sent her away to and Noah, still haunted by the night that connects them, can’t stop himself from continuously trying to protect this girl he barely knows. But is he willing to give up all of the control he’s worked so hard to build in his life and risk everything for her? Even more importantly, would she do the same for him?

"He was Morphine, and I was an instant addict." I wholeheartedly agree. Noah is a force to be reckoned with. This was a very unique story, about self growth and love. Admittedly, I was a little concerned that there was a bit of co-dependency here, but I think it was minute enough not to change the overall direction of the story. Georgie's suicide was a terrible tragedy, but Noah plays the ultimate knight in shining armor. It is a happy and sad story. Sometimes life's circumstances seem to be carefully synchronized, so that a person suffers to the fullest. In this story Georgie is that victim, and life is relentless. The loss of her brother couldn't have come at a more damaging time. Leaving her with scars and regrets that she may never overcome. Yet once she returns to town the story takes a lighter and brighter turn in the budding romance between Georgie and Noah. This story was a mixture of emotions, and it was a very enjoyable read. 

Title: Lights To My Siren
By: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Heroe's of the Dixie Wardens #1
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
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You’re The Lights...

Sebastian had one rule.

No women on the back of his bike. Period.

The one time he broke that rule, he killed the woman that was carrying his child.

Then comes Baylee Roberts. She makes Sebastian want to break every single rule he’d ever implemented. Hell, but she even makes him consider that dreaded H word. A helmet.

To My...

Baylee Roberts innocently walked into her bathroom never expecting that she’d find a man in there. It is her bathroom after all, and she lives alone.

From the instant he placed his hat on her head to protect her from the sun, Baylee’s mind becomes filled with thoughts of a certain biker.

She really shouldn't go there. There’s no telling what kind of dangerous things he does for The Dixie Wardens MC.


Nothing is ever as easy as it should be. Their relationship’s one of them.

Baylee’s brother is a cop. Baylee’s father is a cop. Which inevitably means that Baylee’s going to have certain hang-ups about being with a man like himself.

Sebastian has a lot on his plate with his busy job as a firefighter, a single father, and the vice president of The Dixie Wardens MC.

Not enough, though, to keep him away from Baylee.
When a series of arsons rattle their hometown and puts Sebastian’s life on the line, Baylee finally realizes the only fire Sebastian can’t put out is the one inside her heart.

Lights To My Siren is not your every day romance or Biker Gang. Baylee never expected to be fall head over heels for Biker Gang's VP, but that is most definitely what happened. Just like out of all the ways Sabastien expects to run into Lucas in the future he never anticipated an infatuation with the Cop's sister. This debut novel is steamy and hot, but I felt that the characters need some work. While the story is no question an adult read the relationship portrays more of young adult romance. After a short time I found myself fairly annoyed with the developing romance. In the word's of Kevin Hart, "Stay in Your Lane.", if you are writing an adult romance it is important to keep your characters acting like adults. It is also important to keep the characters realistic. Baylee with her many issue was a bit overwhelming. ADHD was easy accepted, but when we add the blood disorder and her accident prone abilities I am having a time wrapping my head around it all. There was only so much catastrophe I could handle in this one story, and it seemed will continued the up and down of this roller coaster so many times in just this one story. Overall, I finished the story and can say that I enjoyed the story as is with a few hiccups. I just think that this author has the creativity, and the possibility for growth in the story. 

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Holy cannoli! It's here!!! We are extremely excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Heather Lyons' THE COLLECTORS' SOCIETY!! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy. This is Alice as you have never seen her before...

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis: From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet. After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth. It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?   TCS Teaser 1 Excerpt: “Do you find my ability to converse lacking, Doctor?” He chuckles softly, no doubt remembering how I wasn’t chatty with anyone, himself included, for the first month of my stay. To be fair, it is difficult to carry on an invigorating discussion when one is shaking so hard from withdrawals they fear they might shatter into thousands of painful pieces before a single word can be uttered. Plus, there was the whole bit of how once I did open up, I raved liked a lunatic about things no normal person could imagine being true. “Certainly not,” he says to me. “But as I must stay at the Pleasance and you must go forth into the world, it will do you good to practice on somebody new.” “Then send in one of the orderlies. Or one of the nurses. I’ll happily chat with a staff member.” One of his bushy, out-of-control eyebrows lifts high into his forehead. “There are people out there who are quite content being solitary,” I point out. “Who do not need to converse with anybody but themselves and their dogs.” He sets his pen down. “What about cats?” Rigor mortis sets in ever so briefly at this question. “You father said you were quite fond of cats growing up. There was one in particular that you favored. Dinah, was it not?” “I’m—” I have to clear my throat. “Lately, I wonder if perhaps I’m more of a dog person after all.” TCS Teaser 2 Author PhotoAbout Heather Lyons: Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.      

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Wednesday, October 22


Happy Release Day to Jessica Sorensen and her new book WRECK ME! This is Tristan and Avery's story!
wreck me_Sorensne SynopsisWhen Avery Hensley met Conner Wellings, she thought she’d found the guy she was going to spend the rest of her life with. She got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world. Life seemed perfect. But not everything is what it seems. Turned out Conner had another side to him, a darker side that Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked and broke her into a thousand pieces, leaving Avery to put herself back together. From then on, Avery vows never to let a man into her life again. But then she meets Tristan Morganson. He’s sweet and sexy and wrecks Avery in a different way than Conner did, the kind of way that makes her feel alive again, the kind of way that makes her think maybe not all guys are bad. But can Avery trust him enough to let her walls come crumbling down? *Can be read as a standalone.* add-to-goodreads-button ExcerptAs if I’ve lost my mind, I wet my lips with my tongue, a move I haven’t done in years. A slow smile curves at his lips. “You did that on purpose,” he murmurs while eyeing my mouth and moistening his lips with his tongue. “No I didn’t.” I suck my bottom lip into my mouth. What the hell am I doing? Stop leaning in Avery. But we move like magnets. He leans in a little. I lean in a little. Me. Him. Me. Him. There’s hardly any space left between us. I can feel the warmth of his breath. Smell the delicious scent of his cologne. He’s still holding the cigarette and smoke circles around us mixing with the intensity of the moment. Am I going to do this? Let my wall down for another guy? No. Yes. No. I never fully get to make the decision because Tristan eliminates the last of the space between us and our lips collide. Playlist
AboutTheAuthorJessica SorensenThe New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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Book 1 - Breaking Nova
Book 2 - Saving Quinton
Book 3 - Nova and Quinton: No Regrets
Book 4 - Wreck Me
Delilah: The Making of Red (Nova 2.5) and Tristan (Nova 3.5) can be found in the Take Chances Trilogy
Pre-Order Book 5 - Ruin Me

Tuesday, October 21

Title: The Book of Ivy
By: Amy Engel

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…

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About Amy Engel:

Amy Engel was born in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan) and states (Kansas, California, Missouri, Washington, D.C.), she settled in Kansas City, Missouri where she lives with her husband and two kids.  Before devoting herself full time to motherhood and writing, she was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on TV.  When she has a free moment, she can usually be found reading, running, or shoe shopping.

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Title: A Week in New York
By: Louise Bay
Series: The Empire State Trilogy #1
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her.

A week's vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn't date, he doesn't stay the night, and he doesn't make any promises.

It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken.

Anna has crap taste in men so when Ethan comes along and hits on her, she knows that her luck hasn’t changed and he will probably be a crappy boyfriend after three months or so of dating so she decides to just have a one night stand for a week long with him while she is stateside with certain rules.  Ethan, on the other hand, has rules of his own, and agrees that a week with Anna will get her out of his system. 

Their connection was almost instant and their time together was unbelievably hot.   Spoiler alert: when it came time for Anna to go home, it was so sad to see them part.  Both knew that there was something more but never had the guts to say it. 

I wait to get my hands on the second installment; Ethan goes to London!