Friday, April 24, 2015

Revenant (The Midnight Society #3) by Logan Patricks {Review}

I have been promoting this book all week, well it is finally out and I have gotten my little fingers on it and devoured it. In fact I finished it last night, so naturally there needs to be a review.

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Blurb~

With power comes the promise of blood. With friendships comes the promise of betrayal. With love comes the promise of tragedy.

The Midnight Society keeps no promises.

Shadow, the Lord of the Midnight Society--a once powerful and world-ruling organization--is a man with many burdens.

He’s losing a war with the Revenants, whose psychotic leader murdered his parents and was someone he once trusted. His best friend, Lincoln Richards--whose quick wit, charms, and loyalty are outweighed only by his sexual appetite--is a prisoner of the Revenants, and possibly dead. Meanwhile, the whispers of a traitor within his organization has Shadow constantly looking over his shoulder.


Perhaps the only thing going right for him is his mended relationship with Aria Valencia, a beautiful pianist with humble beginnings. Little does he know, she’s hiding a dark secret from him, one that threatens to destroy everything they’ve built together.


In Shadow’s heart, there’s one single thing that can make everything right again: revenge. However, the cost for revenge is high, one that’s paid for with the lives of both his enemies and loved ones.


The war between the Midnight Society and the Revenants comes to a head in this penultimate chapter of the best selling Romance Mystery series, the Midnight Society. 

Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon

My Review~

Holy smokes! This book, I don't really know what to say. Shadow, Lincoln, Shadow, Lincoln. Ahhhh! It's too much. Which is why I'm not going to bother recapping this book, because if I did it would look something like this... First, this happened. And, and, and, then Shadow ______________ Ahhh! Then Lincoln, oh man, and Aria... Ah, really my mind can't handle it, hence I will leave the recap to the professional.

I have one perfect phrase to sum up this series so far... "One big mind game."

That's what this is, Logan Patricks playing mind games with all of us. Only we are not the unwilling victim, oh no, we strap ourselves in and beg for more.

And more is what he gives us in Revenant. We don't know who to trust, who to love, who to hate... ok, so we all know who to hate but the rest is still up in the air and in a big way. Nothing is ever as it seems in this crazy world that Logan Patricks created, danger lurks everywhere and you never know who is going to stab you in the back. One thing you know is that it is going to happen. Come on, it's a Logan Patricks book. You can always expect someone to get stabbed in the back.

In the dangerous world that Shadow and Aria live in the question is who do I trust? And it is the question that Shadow asks himself everyday. His entire world has been blown to pieces by the one person he thought would always be there for him. Now he's traveling down the proverbial rabbit hole and he won't be able to claw his way out alone.

Oh Shadow! Big, sensitive, strong, fierce, loyal, loving, caring, Shadow. This man. I love this man more and more with every book. Each time Shadow graces the page more about the dark and brooding man is revealed, and I like what I'm seeing.

Then there's Lincoln. Completely misunderstood, understated and a horn dog! Don't even get me started on him. He's a big bag of chocolate dipped lollipops. I'll leave it at that and let you take that as you will. And finally, finally Logan Patricks gives us some insight into the man that is Lincoln. In Revenant more than Lincoln's butt is bared, Logan Patricks splayed his heart and soul on the page, revealing his deepest truths. These were some of my favorite moments in the book. Lincoln has been one of my favorites since the beginning, so I was more than happy to see more of him.

Then there's Aria... the girl who started it all. The girl who clings to everything she has left like a viper. She's all kinds of awesome and no longer just a pianist. Now she is her own force to be reckoned with.

And together... well sort of they fight to not only stay alive, but to protect the secret society started years ago. But when you are dealing with the biggest, sickest, most twisted villain, staying alive and fighting are a lot harder than it sounds and sometimes it makes you question whether or not any part of you will remain when the dust settles.

Logan Patricks has created one of my all time favorite villains with this series. She brings a whole new meaning to the word villain. She is the master of mind games, she is the joker, the Queen, and the Mad Hatter. I bow down to Logan Patricks and his twisted mind.

Revenant is a non-stop ride. There are so many twists and turns that you won't even know which way you're going. But there are moments where you get to slow down and catch... ok more like lose your breath. Revenant is another excellent installment in The Midnight Society and delivered more than its fair share of shocks and awe's and hit me in the heart strings. Yet again I am left gaping at Logan Patricks ability to twist reality.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Revenant: The Midnight Society Book #3 {Release Blast}

It's here, it's here, it's here... book 3 in the best Romantic Thriller series is finally here!!! Logan Patricks is taking us back to the world of The Midnight Society with his latest release Revenant and I for one can't wait to dive in. Now the wait is over, go on and grab the 3rd installment in what I'm calling the perfect mind game.

Blurb~
With power comes the promise of blood. With friendships comes the promise of betrayal. With love comes the promise of tragedy.

The Midnight Society keeps no promises.

Shadow, the Lord of the Midnight Society--a once powerful and world-ruling organization--is a man with many burdens.

He’s losing a war with the Revenants, whose psychotic leader murdered his parents and was someone he once trusted. His best friend, Lincoln Richards--whose quick wit, charms, and loyalty are outweighed only by his sexual appetite--is a prisoner of the Revenants, and possibly dead. Meanwhile, the whispers of a traitor within his organization has Shadow constantly looking over his shoulder.


Perhaps the only thing going right for him is his mended relationship with Aria Valencia, a beautiful pianist with humble beginnings. Little does he know, she’s hiding a dark secret from him, one that threatens to destroy everything they’ve built together.


In Shadow’s heart, there’s one single thing that can make everything right again: revenge. However, the cost for revenge is high, one that’s paid for with the lives of both his enemies and loved ones.


The war between the Midnight Society and the Revenants comes to a head in this penultimate chapter of the best selling Romance Mystery series, the Midnight Society. 


Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon



Now go out and grab yourself a copy. And now I will step away and dive into this book. You won't see me until I'm done. See you on the flip. Here I come Shadow and Aria....

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Midnight Series by Logan Patricks {Promo}

So, one of my favorite series of all time is on sale. I know I say that a lot, but this is seriously my favorite Romance Thriller of all time! And it is on SALE. Yes, on sale. Starting today, April 16th you can get the first two books in The Midnight Series for $0.99!!! Which is awesome! You need this series, trust me on this.

Whoever said money couldn’t buy happiness has never starved a day in their lives.


My name is Aria Valencia, a third year classical music student at the university, and I was down to my last dollar. Some nights, I seriously considered working at the rippers just to make ends meet, but the thought of my dad’s spirit–God rest his soul–scowling at me while I danced up on some drooling degenerate was enough to turn me off the idea completely.

Blurb~
And then one night, chance came knocking on my door under the guise of the Midnight Society, a secret cabal comprised of the most wealthy and influential souls this side of the Universe. Their leader was a man named Shadow, who was equally enigmatic as he was gorgeous and, for some mystifying reason, had his dark brooding eyes focused on me.
  Seduced by the promises of fame and fortune in exchange for a seemingly innocent request, I soon found myself drawn into a provocative world filled with both vast riches and unending lies and it didn’t take long for me to realize what being a part of the Midnight Society actually entailed: shiny things, sensual romance, and dead bodies.
  Falling in love with Shadow came with a terrible price, one that I wasn’t willing to pay. There’s a dark side to every love story, and this one was mine.


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Blurb~
In one night, I lost everything: my hopes and dreams, my best friend, and Shadow’s heart. He told me he loved me, but it was just a lie.
  The Midnight Society has fallen, reduced to ashes by a monster; someone whom we all once trusted. The betrayal has shattered our lives forever and Shadow, Lord of the Midnight Society, finds himself at a crossroad.
  One road leads him further down the path of vengeance, filled with unending violence and dead bodies. The other road leads to me. However, our path to happiness is paved with broken glass and razorblades, and at some point, one of us is going to fall.
  Welcome to the world of the Midnight Society.

Helpful Links: Amazon | Goodreads

And coming April 23rd......

Blurb~
With power comes the promise of blood. With friendships comes the promise of betrayal. With love comes the promise of tragedy.
  The Midnight Society keeps no promises.
  Shadow, the Lord of the Midnight Society--a once powerful and world-ruling organization--is a man with many burdens.
   He’s losing a war with the Revenants, whose psychotic leader murdered his parents and was someone he once trusted. His best friend, Lincoln Richards--whose quick wit, charms, and loyalty are outweighed only by his sexual appetite--is a prisoner of the Revenants, and possibly dead. Meanwhile, the whispers of a traitor within his organization has Shadow constantly looking over his shoulder.
  Perhaps the only thing going right for him is his mended relationship with Aria Valencia, a beautiful pianist with humble beginnings. Little does he know, she’s hiding a dark secret from him, one that threatens to destroy everything they’ve built together.
  In Shadow’s heart, there’s one single thing that can make everything right again: revenge. However, the cost for revenge is high, one that’s paid for with the lives of both his enemies and loved ones.
  The war between the Midnight Society and the Revenants comes to a head in this penultimate chapter of the best selling Romance Mystery series, the Midnight Society.

Preorder now: Amazon




Sunday, April 12, 2015

With a Heavy Heart: An Announcement

Hello awesome reader peeps! It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this post today. After almost 3 years of blogging about one of my favorite things in the entire world, I am closing down the blog.

It pains me to say that I'm done. That I will no longer be posting about my favorite books or authors, but that doesn't mean that I won't be reading and supporting those authors. It just means that I'm going to do it in a different capacity.

Over the last year I have had less and less time to dedicate to my blog and I have noticed my desire to actually blog dropping with every day. I no longer think about how I can use my blog to encourage people to read my favorite books. Instead my blog sits on my shoulders like a burden. And that's not what this was meant to be. This was meant to be a place where I could share my love of books and authors, a place that I wanted to go, a place where I cold express myself. It was never meant to be work. And unfortunately that's what it has become for me.

I want to be happy blogging, so I am going to step back. Close down Consuming Worlds and focus on my author blog. Currently all of my blogs suffer because I don't have time to do either. Since becoming an author, I have had less and less time to dedicate to writing reviews, promoting authors, and just general blogging. I have always taken breaks in blogging, but lately those breaks have gotten longer and longer. And I just don't want to do it anymore. It's not fair to you, the reader, or the authors I love and promote.

Of course, I will still be here for a while as I have tour engagements to uphold as well as review requests to complete. But you will see less and less of me on this blog over the next couple of months. From here on out when I blog it will be on my author site. Where yes I will still promote authors, review books, and chat.

If you are an author that I have promoted in the past, please continue to think of me when releasing your latest book. I will still be around for beta reading, reviews, and promotions. It will just be over here.... The Danielle Young

I promise I won't fade into the background. I will still be here, reading, reviewing, writing. Hopefully more writing. It is time to focus on being an author and supporting authors in that capacity. Time to put my focus where I can hopefully do the most good.

Will it work the way I want? Who knows. Will I ever come back to Consuming Worlds? Again, who knows. I may get sappy and decide to give it another go. Only time will tell. But for now, it's over.

As of now, the fist week of June will be the last month for this blog. Make sure you stick around over the next couple of months though, I will have some great tour stops on the blog and will be promoting some great books. Plus I plan on putting together a giveaway to say goodbye.

So stick around.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Incarcerated by Inger Iversen {Blog Tour: Audiobook Review}


*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Book Info-
Title- Incarcerated
Series- Love and War Stand alone
Genre- Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date- September 29th, 2014

Blurb-
One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn’t stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd that celebrated hate as much as he fought it - or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed robbery charge.
  
A successful and educated black woman, Katie Andreassen is tired of being accused of betraying her own race. Her lonely isolation, coupled with her grief over losing her mother, inspire her to create a new pen pal program at Capshaw State Penitentiary, where her father is a warden.
  
The program brings together the unlikely pair, but Logan and Katie soon find themselves forced to overcome past fears and prejudices. Their friendship doesn’t come easily - threatened by a crooked lawyer with a grudge and a best friend who betrays her promise to help.
  
When faced with a world that forces them apart, Logan and Katie must show everyone else what they have discovered: that love is, in fact, colorblind.
Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible | iTunes

My Review~

I will admit. I have only done one audiobook review before. And in all honesty I haven't listened to many audiobooks, but I am working to change that. So pardon me as I stumble through this review. 

Before I talk about the book itself and tell you what I liked and what I didn't, I feel it is necessary to talk about the audio part. Again I am going to be honest. When I sit down to listen to an audiobook it takes me a while to adjust to someone reading me a story. It especially takes me a while to get used to the fact that they read it a lot slower than I do. What took me 8 hours to listen to, I could have read in under 4 hours, but that is not the issue here. Sometimes it is nice to sit back and let someone else do the storytelling. 

Overall the performance was a 4 out of 5 that audible has you rate it on. I enjoyed Olivia Ppeppersmith's attempt at accents and distinguishing between the characters by changing her voice. I have listened to Olivia Peppersmith before and think that she does a good job of portraying the story. However, there were a few times that my mind latched onto the way she said certain words or the funny accent she gave Logan. There were many times that I was left thinking that she sounded like the crazed fan and psycho from the movie Misery. So though I enjoyed it, I was yanked out of the story more than a time or two because of the way she told the story.

The rate of the story moved slower than I wanted it too and when I sped it up it was just unnatural. So here I am going to give it a 3. I tolerated it and if it wasn't for the actual story being told, I would have quit. 

Overall rating of book.... well for that I am going to have to go in a bit more detail. Overall, I liked the book. I like the story that was told and the struggle between race and love. This is a story that is not told often in books. Well at least not in many that I have read. And when Inger Iversen added the convict side I was definitely interested. Talk about creating a struggle. There were definitely many in this tale. But with that being said, there were things that bugged me and the part I am struggling with is whether or not they would have bugged me if I read the book myself or if it was just because it was read aloud. I don't know if I am the only one, but sometimes when things are read out loud they sound different then when you read them in your head and unfortunately that's the way it was with a few things with Incarcerated. I love terms of endearment as much as the next person, but I was starting to get annoyed with the term 'baby.' Her father called her that and every guy she had ever dated. Really there was something that just grated on my nerves about it, but again I say that may be just the way it was read. But I felt it was over used. 

Incarcerated attempted to tackle a very real struggle, one that I was happy to see playing out in the pages, but I felt that the story moved a little fast for my taste. I wanted it to dive deeper into the issues that Logan and Katie faced. Issues that I felt were lightly touched, but overall danced around. Was this a deal breaker for me? No. I still enjoyed the story and was swept up in the way that it flowed. Was I mad at certain parts? Hell yes. Granted I may not of gotten mad for the reasons the author intended. The story was a good one, it was strong and it got me. So overall I would give it a 3.5. 

Incarcerated is one of those books that is hotter when read aloud, bringing the intensity and heat to the forefront. Definitely something that has power. I liked the characters, but desired more from them and would have loved to have seen this play out in another book allowing for Inger Iversen to touch more on some issues that she touched on throughout the tail end of the story.  But I liked it and was left satisfied with the way that it ended. Overall this is a story that I feel that I am going to have to read again in order to judge truly for myself. This is also a story that I suggest you read or listen to and judge for yourself.



About the Author-
Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend, Joshua and her overweight lap cat, Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood, Walking Dead or killing zombies in Call Of Duty. Of course, if the world were to change into some World War Z type situation, she’d probably be the only chick running around searching for a Ray Gun!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blogger Blog Tour: Book Butterfly in Dreamland


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Into the Fire by Michele G Miller {Release Blitz}


Today is a very special day. It's release day for the latest book from one of my favorite favorite authors, Michele G. Miller, Into the Fire. I have had the pleasure of reading this book and let me just tell you that it is both beautiful and haunting and it is one you will definitely want to read. So check it out.


Blurb~
At fifteen, an accident turned my world upside down. Scarred in every way possible, I shut down, finding comfort by self-inflicting pain.

I’ve grown accustomed to the truths of my life, but I’m tired.
Tired of this reality...
Tired of the need...
Of the pain...
I’m weary of being this person...
Of being alone...
Though, I’m more afraid of letting someone in.

It’s been five years.
Can I return home and face my fears? Overcome the pain?
It’s time to find out.

For too long, the story of my life has been one of horror.
I want my fairy tale.
I want my prince, my happily ever after.

The question is, does it want me?
  
*This is a standalone novel following a character introduced in the From The Wreckage series. It is not necessary to read that series to enjoy this story.*


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~Excerpt~

 
Into the Fire by Michele G. Miller
Chapter 1


Today’s reality… Doing something new

January 3, 2018

“Good morning, Danica. How are you today?” asks Dr. Green as he walks into his office, late as usual. 

His glasses sit askew atop his head, his salt and pepper hair sticking out in all directions. This is the man who has been counseling me to get on with my life. The man who scarcely arrives to our appointments on time. But I like him. He’s easy to talk with: jovial, caring, and not nearly as pushy as other therapists I’ve seen through the years. 

He seats himself in the chair across from me and I close my eyes, breathing in deeply. “I opened my email this weekend.”

“Oh? Is that unusual for you?” he asks.

“My old email. The account from… before.” 

Dr. Green remains quiet, waiting for more. When it becomes clear I’m not offering up an explanation he does as he always does - he pokes at the hornets’ nest. “What prompted you to do that?”

Tears jab the back of my eyelids, even as a small smile dances upon my lips. “I had a birthday Sunday,” I remind him, knowing full well he’s aware my birthday was New Year's Eve. “I turned twenty-one, and do you know what I did?”

He raises a brow in question, perching his glasses on the tip of his nose, and going to work jotting notes on the pad laying in his lap.

“Nothing. I did nothing. I sat in a dark room and watched the teenagers across the street set off fireworks.” I sound so lame, I think to myself, shaking my head. “It’s pathetic honestly. I know it and you know it and that’s why I opened the email. I guess I wanted to know if anyone was thinking of me.”

“You guess?” he asks, and I shrug indifferently. “And, what did you find?”

What did I find? I found years of accumulated junk mail and well wishes from people I’ve long left behind. I didn’t stop to look at the messages, not all of them anyway. Instead, I clicked the senders into alphabetical order and searched for relevant names. More specifically, I searched for one name. 

He’d sent three messages and as I’d read the words on the glowing screen before me, while fireworks popped outside my window, the truth of my life crashed down on me.

I’m weary of being this person, of living life alone, of being afraid to live. 

I’m more afraid of letting someone in. Again. It’s been five years.

Can I face the fear? Overcome the pain?

It’s time to find out. Because if I don’t… I’m not sure I’ll survive.

About the Author~
Michele writes novels with fairytale love for everyday life. Romance is always central to her plots where the genres range from Coming of Age Fantasy and Drama to New Adult Romantic Suspense.
 
Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children's laughter!
 
Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele's two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blogger Blog Tour: Room With Books



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