Author: Regina

Death, Doom, and Detention by Darynda Jones

Death, Doom, and Detention by Darynda Jones

July 8, 2013 1 Comment Regina

My favorite red-headed pixie chic is back full force in Death, Doom, and Detention. Many revelations (quite similar to the Book of Revelations)  left Lorelei with an identity crisis and warring emotions in Death and the Girl Next Door. She  found out the boy she’s in love with is the Angel of Death, her creepy stalker is her Nephilim body-guard, and there is a dormant demon residing in her. And that’s just a short list. Now, […]

Caught Up In Us by Lauren Blakely

Caught Up In Us by Lauren Blakely

July 6, 2013 0 Comments Regina

The thought of reading a New Adult novel strikes up an image of me reading  under my covers with the darkness of night to shield me. The few that I have read in the past seemed to be heavy on smut, and light on story and character development. I haven’t been a particular fan of the genre, or sought out any of these books to read for enjoyment. One thing I do seek out for […]

Marchwood Vampires Series Review and Giveaway!!!

Marchwood Vampires Series Review and Giveaway!!!

July 5, 2013 18 Comments Regina

It’s not a secret to my friends and family that I stalk Robert Pattinson on the Robsessed Blog. I didn’t discover Twilight until I caught one of those entertainment shows doing a behind the scenes segment with the cast to promote the film before it was released. I can remember the exact moment. My jaw dropped, and my eyes glazed over as I saw Rob (Edward) offering Bella an apple. A subsequent “oooooh” escaped my […]

Death And The Girl Next Door (Darklight #1)

Death And The Girl Next Door (Darklight #1)

July 1, 2013 1 Comment Regina

Darynda Jones had me at FIVE FEET TALL…“I lowered my voice, controlled the tone and inflection of every word, every syllable, striving to make myself sound menacing. I took up a mere five feet of vertical air space, so menacing was not always easy for me to accomplish.” Welcome to the world of Lorelei McAlister. At five feet tall, red-headed, and alabaster complected, Darynda Jones creates quite the firecracker in our petite heroine. Lorelei’s parents […]

The Lost Tapes: Conversation on The Collector by @VictoriaScottYA

June 28, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Our private conversation on Victoria Scott’s Dante Walker. We didn’t know we were being recorded! Erin Westlund i’ll email you the html code to alter and post in your post next time you want to do that ;p i’m going back to dante now Regina Vitolo Mader Ok, haha. Erin Westlund I want to be Dante’s sweet girl mmhmm Regina Vitolo Mader Yup. Told you. Erin Westlund Haha Regina Vitolo Mader I’m glad you liked […]

The Marked Son (Keepers of Life #1)

The Marked Son (Keepers of Life #1)

June 26, 2013 0 Comments Regina

I had to read this book because the guy on the cover was calling to me. I mean, come on. Just look at the perfectly subtle, bow-shaped pout of those lips. Could you resist such pillows of perfection? The rest of that bad boy face isn’t bad, either. Now that we have established that I’m shallow, let’s take a deeper look at this book. Dylan is our hunk on the cover. An outcast since birth, […]

Cover Reveal: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Cover Reveal: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

June 25, 2013 2 Comments Regina

A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother’s life—and her own. Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she’s helpless to […]

ARC Review: Demonic Dora (Demon Diaries #1)

ARC Review: Demonic Dora (Demon Diaries #1)

June 22, 2013 3 Comments Regina

Ten Hail Mary’s and some Bible scriptures later, I review Demonic Dora. Be ready to confess your sins after reading this book. It’s sacrilegious, vulgar…..and unfortunately, VERY FUNNY. I picked this book to read because I liked the Goth cover and name. I honestly can’t even remember if I read what the book was about, so I went into it not knowing what to expect.   I probably should have known what to expect. This […]

The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by @VictoriaScottYA Review and Giveaway

The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by @VictoriaScottYA Review and Giveaway

June 19, 2013 28 Comments Regina

 The Antidote by St. Vincent Dante gets ready to this song. 🙂 Contrary to popular belief, Dante Walker is a little piece of Heaven on Earth.    Hey, guys. My name’s Regina. A while back I read this book called The Collector. One of my homegirls said I would like it, so I gave it a shot.  Dante flippin’ Walker. I really didn’t want to like this guy. I heard he gave Daemon Black from […]

ARC Review: All Our Yesterdays

ARC Review: All Our Yesterdays

June 16, 2013 2 Comments Regina

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.                                                                                                                                     […]

The Beautiful and the Cursed

The Beautiful and the Cursed

June 15, 2013 4 Comments Regina

“You’re my human.” Can I really be attracted to a gargoyle? That was the question I asked myself while debating whether or not to read this book. The mention of gargoyles struck up cemented images in my head of hog-nosed, crumbling stone creatures ready to tumble-down from their lofty perch and end me. Then, the memory of The Gargoyles cartoon from a decade ago hit me like a ton of bricks, and I recalled how […]

Aversion (The Mentalist Series #1)

Aversion (The Mentalist Series #1)

June 11, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Aversion: 1. a feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it. 2.a tendency to extinguish a behavior or to avoid a thing or situation. In this fast and intriguing read written by Kenechi Udogu, we meet Gemma. Gemma is a Mentalist. The only one of her kind, or so she believes. Female Mentalists are not supposed to exist. Gemma is perplexed by her existence and has never been able to purge her father of […]

Giveaway: Paperback copy of World War Z by Max Brooks

Giveaway: Paperback copy of World War Z by Max Brooks

June 10, 2013 4 Comments Regina

In honor of the movie, World War Z, coming out on June 21st, we’ve decided to giveaway a paperback copy of the book the upcoming movie is based on!! We’ll be taking entries until June 15th. Rafflecopter down below! 😉     The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States […]

Fated (Soul Seekers #1)

Fated (Soul Seekers #1)

June 9, 2013 4 Comments Regina

I’m at Target staring at the empty spot where the book I drove here for should be. It’s close to 10:00 p.m. , and I don’t have the energy to frantically look behind all of the other books on the isle like I normally would, so I do a quick sweep with my eyes for an appealing cover and land on Fated.  The girl on the pretty purple cover makes me want to run to […]

SSS: The Archers of Avalon trilogy

SSS: The Archers of Avalon trilogy

June 5, 2013 9 Comments Regina

I totally picked up the first book in this series because the glossy purple and black cover called to me. The almost alliteration of A’s in the title pleased my nerdy side, and the elegant looking woman on the cover was someone I wouldn’t mind living vicariously through. Already sold on the aesthetic appeal of the cover, I read the blurb on the back and gave a little squeal at the name Tristan (one of our main […]

ARC Review: The Wrong Girl (Freak House #1) by C.J. Archer

ARC Review: The Wrong Girl (Freak House #1) by C.J. Archer

June 1, 2013 1 Comment Regina

When I saw the cover of this book, I gave my imaginary friend a high-five.  An ominous looking house with a stylishly Gothic girl standing in front? Yes, please! Hannah Smith, a fiery, auburn haired 18-year-old, has been living in an attic as the companion of Lady Violet Wade for the past 15 years of her life. Hannah and Lady Violet both have ”conditions” that have kept them tucked away as outcasts and shunned by […]

The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy

The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy

May 30, 2013 1 Comment Regina

This is a short and sweet shout out to C.J. Archer’s Spirit Medium Trilogy published last year. It’s been a while since I read these books, but felt like they deserved a rec since I will be reviewing her latest book, The Wrong Girl soon. I’ve always loved the idea of Mediums and things of the seance sort whether in books or film, so last October I went searching for something with that theme in mind. I […]

ARC Review: Spirit (Elemental #3.0)

ARC Review: Spirit (Elemental #3.0)

May 28, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Regina’ s Review: Spirit was a bit of a ride for me. For most of this story I felt like I was breathing with cinder blocks on my chest, waiting for the next drop. I felt like I was behind a glass wall, screaming at Hunter to make the right decisions. I wanted an insta-stick worm hole that I could toss on the wall and step through to guide his thoughts.  This roller coaster ride of […]

Breathless (Elemental #2.5)

Breathless (Elemental #2.5)

May 28, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Regina’ s Review: That moment when you’re reading a book, and a couple of chapters in something “clicks” and leaves you <insert sharp intake of breath here> Breathless? Yeah, this installment in the Elemental series gives bold significance to the title from the start. This book had a different feel than the rest for me. I felt more like a voyeur, vicariously experiencing something forbidden through the thoughts of Nick Merrick, Gabriel’s identical twin. Nick is […]

Book Review: Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

Book Review: Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

May 25, 2013 2 Comments Regina

Regina’s Review: Gabriel Merrick has consumed me. Gabriel Merrick starts out as a guilty pleasure. Like a song you hear on the radio that you hate, but can’t get it out of your head so you end up actually liking it.  On first impression, he is a (very attractive) prig and deserves to be slapped for his crude humor and ne’er do well ways. But smart girls like me (and Brigid Kemmerer) know there’s always some sexy […]

Book Review: Fearless (Elemental #1.5)

Book Review: Fearless (Elemental #1.5)

May 22, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Regina’s Review: I was reluctant to do a review on a book strictly about Hunter from the Elemental series because I’ve been holding a grudge. When Hunter’s character was first introduced in Storm (Elemental#1), I was gung-ho Team Chris and realized Hunter was going to put the Isosceles in C&B’s relationship. Hunter was introduced pretty early in the story, and I was desperate for Chris and Becca to gain more ground with each other before […]