Author: Regina

NOBLE NOVEMBER: Tarnish by Katherine Longshore

NOBLE NOVEMBER: Tarnish by Katherine Longshore

November 30, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Hoes before Bros. King Henry lost his proverbial head before Anne did. I wasn’t all that impressed or moved by Katherine Longshore’s Gilt as you know if you read my review of it here, but I really enjoyed Tarnish. Where I felt Gilt was a little stiff and read like ages 9-13 appropriate, Tarnish loosened up and felt YA for an older age group. We’re all familiar with the story of Anne Boleyn. She literally […]

NOBLE NOVEMBER: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Allender

NOBLE NOVEMBER: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Allender

November 27, 2013 4 Comments Regina

        Let them eat cake….. AND DIE!!!   [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://mereadalot.com/muzak/02%20-%20Heads%20Will%20Roll.mp3″] ( I’m a die-hard Marie Antoinette fan (pun intended), and when I saw this book it was like a Parisian pastry calling to me from behind a shiny window display. I’ve read most of the heavy and historical stuff about Marie , so I was ready to eat up this fluffy-looking  fictitious spin on her legacy. Katie Allender successfully transported me to […]

NOBLE NOVEMBER: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

NOBLE NOVEMBER: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

November 11, 2013 3 Comments Regina

Jewels, and Bitches, and Boys! Oh, my! If you have watched HBO’s The Tudors, or nurse a love for English history (as do I), than you have probably been drawn to the Gilt, Tarnish, and Brazen books by Katherine Longshore. The stunning covers on the most recent editions of these books invoke a sense of richness and luxury reserved for kings and queens. I appreciate the hours and hard work spent on Katherine’s part to […]

Reaper’s Novice (Soul Collector #1) by Cecilia Robert

Reaper’s Novice (Soul Collector #1) by Cecilia Robert

November 1, 2013 0 Comments Regina

This book was crazy, complicated and all over the place, and I LOVED IT. Reaper’s Novice was another one of those books that I chose to read because of the awesome cover. The interior settings of this story are just as beautiful, and that’s what initially kept me reading. I was also very curious to see how our main character’s violin played into the story. Avoiding any spoilers, let’s just say Ana, her violin, and […]

Friends vs Family (The Academy #3) by C.L. Stone

Friends vs Family (The Academy #3) by C.L. Stone

October 30, 2013 1 Comment Regina

Okay, this review is way over due! I read Friends vs Family back in August, so forgive me if things are a little vague. You can check out my reviews for book one here, and book two here. If Sang died and was reincarnated, I swear she would be a kitten. She’s been in every Academy boy’s lap, and they can’t stop petting her. Friends vs Family is true to its name, and in this […]

BOO!ks for October: Playing With Fire (Freak House #2)  by C.J. Archer

BOO!ks for October: Playing With Fire (Freak House #2) by C.J. Archer

October 28, 2013 1 Comment Regina

Jack Langley won’t just melt your heart in Playing With Fire, he’ll melt your knickers as well. The cold, crisp night air nipped at my skin like cat teeth, and the warmth stirring inside me only made it feel colder in contrast. I hurried towards the edge of the woods where Jack requested I meet him after the house was settled in sleep. I hugged myself, and rubbed my hands up and down my arms […]

BOO!ks for October: Death, and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones

BOO!ks for October: Death, and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones

October 25, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Hell hasn’t frozen over, Lorelie was sent to Maine. (You can check out my review for books one and two in this trilogy here, and here.) At the end of book two in the Darklight trilogy, Lorelei was ghosted away to a boarding school in Maine to keep her safe from the restless spirits and forces of evil that were hunting her down back  in Riley’s Switch, New Mexico.  She is the last prophet , […]

Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) by P.T. Michelle

Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) by P.T. Michelle

October 23, 2013 2 Comments Regina

There’s a darkness in Ethan that seems to be growing. Only Nara can save him.  Some Things Are Dark Some things are dark–or think they are. But, in comparison to me, All things are light enough to see In any place, at any hour. For I am Nightmare: where I fly, Terror and rain stand in the sky So thick, you could not tell them from That blackness out of which you come. So much […]

Saturday Night Shrine: Douglas Booth

Saturday Night Shrine: Douglas Booth

October 19, 2013 0 Comments Regina

I had no idea who Douglas Booth was until I started following the production of the latest Romeo and Juliet film directed by Carlo Carlei.  At first glance at some of the production stills and IMDB photos, I wasn’t impressed with the casting of Hailee Steinfield and Douglas Booth, but I decided to dig a little deeper and see what DB was all about. My research consisted of watching the latest films/television series DB had […]

Release Day Book Blitz: Destiny (BKoD #3) by P.T. Michelle

Release Day Book Blitz: Destiny (BKoD #3) by P.T. Michelle

October 15, 2013 8 Comments Regina

P.T. Michelle is the young adult pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen romance novels and novellas. When PT isn’ t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.  Add DESTINY to Goodreads   In honor of Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) releasing today, I am hosting an EPIC GIVEAWAY!!! I read the first two books and novella in this series before […]

Psychological Analysis: Cristin Terrill + Giveaway of All Our Yesterdays!!!

Psychological Analysis: Cristin Terrill + Giveaway of All Our Yesterdays!!!

October 14, 2013 5 Comments Regina

Cristin Terrill is a young adult author and aspiring grown-up. She grew up semi-nomadic and graduated from Vassar College with a degree in drama. After getting her masters in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, she lived in London, Austin, Boston, and Washington, DC while working as a theatrical stage manager. Now she writes and leads creative writing workshops for DC-area kids and teens. All Our Yesterdays is her first novel. Twitter / Tumblr / Facebook   Cristin Terrill’s […]

BOO!ks for October: The Descartes Legacy by Nina Croft

BOO!ks for October: The Descartes Legacy by Nina Croft

October 12, 2013 0 Comments Regina

The Descartes Legacy is a Blockbuster movie waiting to happen. Okay, this book might not be spooky in the BOO! sense, but it’s definitely creepy and suspenseful, thus making it fit for a BOO!ks for October rec. Lucas Grafton– Tall, dark, and handsome. A man on a mission. Our male MC. Jenna Young– Tall, blonde, and beautiful. A woman with a purpose. Our female MC. The Conclave– Exclusive terrorist organization   I really enjoyed the […]

BOO!ks for October/ARC Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

BOO!ks for October/ARC Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

October 9, 2013 4 Comments Regina

Conjured is Magical Realism at it’s finest. (Okay, I am posting this ARC review waaaaay late, but as the saying goes, “Better late, than NEVER!” ) Conjured is the kind of story that makes me want to invent words to use to describe it. Basic vocabulary seems unfitting for such a unique story. After reading it, the first thought that sprung to mind was, ” Man, I really want to interview this author!”.  The cover […]

Saturday Night Shrine: Caleb Lane

Saturday Night Shrine: Caleb Lane

October 5, 2013 0 Comments Regina

I stumbled across Caleb Lane while doing research for The Academy series by C.L. Stone. I was developing my own private ”dossier” (as C.L. likes to call it) of boys that I found suitable for casting as the magnetic, magical 7 guys in her books. Nathan happens to be one of my favorite boys in The Academy series, and I needed to find someone extra special (and extra HOT) to fill his role for me […]

BOO!ks for October: Author Spotlight: Darynda Jones

BOO!ks for October: Author Spotlight: Darynda Jones

October 3, 2013 0 Comments Regina

For reasons known only to the Big Guy upstairs, NYTimes and USA Today Best Selling author Darynda Jones won both a Golden Heart and a RITA for her manuscript FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT. But even before that, she couldn’ t remember a time she wasn’ t putting pen to paper. When she was five, she would pick up a pencil and notepad, scribble utter chaos onto the page and ask her mom to read […]

Stars in September:ARC Review: Made of Stars by Kelley York

Stars in September:ARC Review: Made of Stars by Kelley York

September 30, 2013 0 Comments Regina

“Even the stars are lies. They sparkle so brightly, but their shine takes years to reach us. …………… Maybe I, too, am a star that has already burned out, and nobody has realized it yet.” Made of Stars was not what I was expecting. I can’t tell you exactly what I was expecting when I saw the title and skimmed the synopsis, but it was along the lines of a Sci-Fi or romance book. MOS […]

Stars in September: Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub

Stars in September: Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub

September 30, 2013 0 Comments Regina

Melinda Taub’s Still Star-Crossed is full of bloody brawls, Princess Bride style adventure, chivalrous rescues, and Bard-level story crafting. It definitely put me in the mood to re-watch Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet. The Main Players: Rosaline- Romeo’s prior infatuation  Prince Escalus- Prince of Verona Benvolio- R0meo’s kinsman Livia- Rosaline’s younger sister Paris- Juliet’s intended before Romeo For the past 15 years of my life, I have DESPISED Rosaline. Ever since I saw Leonardo DiCaprio […]

Stars in September: Stardust by Mimi Strong

Stars in September: Stardust by Mimi Strong

September 20, 2013 1 Comment Regina

“Faster, Lionheart, you little stud-pony, faster!” If Stardust was a woman (or a man), s/he would be fast, easy, and funny. This book showed up on Amazon’s Best Seller list, so I shrugged and thought “why not”. A few chapters in, I almost ditched it because I felt like I was losing brain cells. Then, I turned on the television and proceeded to watch Hardcore Pawn. I decided that was quite ironic, and went back […]

Stars in September: Mimi Strong Author Spotlight

Stars in September: Mimi Strong Author Spotlight

September 13, 2013 0 Comments Regina

  Today, I thought I would focus the author spotlight on Mimi Strong. Erin and I are currently reading Stardust, the first book in the Peaches Monroe series, and we have both overdosed on LOL moments. Hard. Stardust is on the top ten Amazon Bestseller’s list, and with a title like Stardust and a story like Peaches Monroe’s,  it’s easy to see why. Here’s a lil’ somethin’, somethin’ about Mimi taken straight from her awesome […]

Stars in September: The Fallen Star series by Jessica Sorenson

Stars in September: The Fallen Star series by Jessica Sorenson

September 11, 2013 0 Comments Regina

I discovered this series after finishing Obsidian, by Jennifer Armentrout. I was desperate to chase the first book in the Lux series with something that had romance, tension, and a Sci-Fi edge to it. Not surprisingly, Amazon came to the rescue. ” Your cart is empty, ” Amazon says. “Give it purpose,” Amazon says. So, of course, unable to ignore these desperate pleas to give my cart meaning any longer, I looked at the recommendations […]

Stars in September

Stars in September

September 11, 2013 0 Comments Regina

  Instead of September is for Sequels like most book bloggers do this month, we have decided to dedicate September to books that have the word Stars, or Star in the title. We will be reviewing, previewing, giving away, or author spotlighting books that fit with our September theme. We are alien, Sci-Fi,  and outer-space obsessed over here at Mereadalot, and what better way to follow our first annual Aliens Abducting August theme, than with […]