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Hi, my name is Patricia and I'm from Lisbon, Portugal. I'm an avid reader of books and stories that get me crawling out of my skin and transform me. My favorite genres are Romance, Erotica, Paranormal Romance and Fantasy, Mysteries and Thrillers, and getting into the so called Young Adult, New Adult and Steam Punk. I'm always looking for new authors, new genres and my TBR list goes on and on ... so many books, so little time. I review, discuss, and ultimately I get wrapped up in my fantasy world. Nice to be here.

A True Romance - "Thunderstruck" by Kendall Grace

Thunderstruck - Kendall Grace

If you're looking for a true romance with some heatedly desire, a native american really hot and a woman risking a second chance at love, this is the book for you.

The author is a wonderful writer, touching our emotions with depth and true love, family and showing us what really counts to be happy in life.
The book flows with grace, word after word, and one thing is certain, there should be more Silent Hawks out there.

Silent Hawk is a man trust worthy and loyal to his family, loyal to his feelings and when he truly loves there's nothing he won't do to get what he wants. I'm not telling but you'll see that he's a good listener too, accepting that he is not alone anymore and changes have to be made, forgiveness is the word.

Jo is a woman scarred by her ass ex-husband, believe me he is awful, but she will risk everything to be happy again, overcoming her fears and trusting her heart. I really dig her, truly.

Even though "ThunderStruck" is classified as western erotica, I find myself thinking this is truly a western romance and not so much erotica.

If given a chance to read or buy this book, don't think twice about it, a true romance is flowing from this pages.  

ARC acquired through NetGalley
Published May 29th 2013 by Smith Publicity -- Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
Author's page: http://authorkendallgrace.com/
Source: http://bookloverandotherjourneys.blogspot.pt/2013/06/a-true-romance-thunderstruck-by-kendall.html
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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1) - Ransom Riggs

Since Jacob was a child, his grandfather has been telling him stories about a mysterious island with a house filled with peculiar children. Jacob's grandfather's family died in the second World War, but he himself was able to escape to this orphanage. The grandfather even has pictures of these children - one levitating in the air, one covered with bees, one with a mouth in the back on the head. Now that he is older, Jacob has realized those photos are, of course, just badly edited, not real. Or are they?


When Jacob's grandfather dies under absurd and tragic conditions, Jacob travels to Wales with his father. He finds the "magical" house his grandfather has talked about. Sadly it is far from magical now. It is just ruins of something that once was something grand. Jacob starts to go through the empty and destroyed rooms of the house in order to find something he could link to his grandfather. But then children from a very different time appear to the house - are these the children his father has been talking about? How is that even possible?


My expectations towards this book were extremely high since I had heard so many positive things about in on BookTube, with which I am obsessed at the moment. Sadly, I did not like it as much as I expected. It is given that the story is extremely imaginative, so full of little details like loops and hallows (I will not explain these since I don't want to spoil the book to you). I just want to give you an example of the fact that this book, in a way, has it's own vocabulary. Sadly, sometimes this "own vocabulary" and the common language used becomes a bit too much - at parts the novel is slightly "over-written", a metaphor after metaphor - I love books that are well written, but at some points I felt like this one was trying too much. The situation is the same with the photos - in general I loved the pictures that were used to aid the narration, but sometimes it felt that some pictures were inserted just for the sake of inserting a photo and thus became quite far-fetched with regards to the story. 


What I enjoyed was the surprising factors of the story - for example the villain is something I did not expect. Sadly many of the characters, especially the children from the orphanage and Jacob's parents, are very one-sided and flat. The parents are cold and distant (this almost fells very convenient since it is a perfect reason for Jacob to escape to the "fantasy" world) where as the children from the orphanage are just peculiar - there really isn't that much that can be added to their personalities or character traits. I also feel like the character of Emma, the so-called love interest, was added to the story just to get some romance included in it. I do love young adult books with romance, but I think this one would not have necessarily needed it and thus the romance felt a bit forced. And kind of sick too - you will figure out what I mean if you read the book.  


I wish this novel would have been a bit shorter since as it was, I became quite tired with it and just anxious to finish - I did not have that feeling of "I SIMPLY HAD TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS" with this novel. I just wanted to get done with it so I can move onto next book. I usually love weird and peculiar things, but maybe this was a bit too peculiar for me? Or maybe just a bit too over written and overlong. It was also quite hard to get into it - the parts from the island are interesting, but the time before that, in my opinion, takes too much time away from the book. Jacob, as a narrator, is also a bit annoying, to be honest. He is a bit obnoxious and I think I kind of formed my opinion of him in the first few pages when he tries to get fired from his job and then complains when that does not happen. He is from a rich family and thus this has been used as an convenient explanation for how easy it is for Jacob just to get to Wales on his whim. 


I don't want to be too negative because this novel had so much promise. Using the photos is a marvelous idea, but I wish they would have been a bit better selected and inserted on parts in which they were really needed. Sometimes it was just like "this is a photo of this and this" and then the photo was inserted there. I know I said that the novel was over written, but I wish the over writing would have inserted to some of these parts in which characters could have been described rather than just shown. At times this almost fell like a cheat for the writer.  


Also one thing that kind of bothered me was the fact that this is a series since I do not really see how this story is going to move on. It would have been okay as a standalone book if some unnecessary detail would have been taken away and Riggs would have given us some type of conclusion. Well, since the novel is VERY CLEARLY written using a certain young adult template, I guess the whole series thing is understandable. Personally, I won't bother with the follow up books.

Review of City of Glass

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City of Glass  - Cassandra Clare

Where do I start with this book. Wow! From start to finish it was one long thrill ride. Unlike City of Ashes, CoG was action through and through. You weren't left waiting for the next demon attack or sudden revelation as they were non-stop. Another thing which I liked about this book was the resolution of Malec , finally he did it and the plot will stop diverting to Alec complaining about Magnus and life. Of course Cassandra Clare originally intended for this series to be a trilogy as opposed to a hexology (lol big word, if its a word ) so I did go into this book expecting things to be answered and they were. I do feel that it could of just ended with this book as the action was enough. 
However something with this book that annoyed me was the obviousness at times of what was going to come but yeah. I love Cassandra Clares work and hope to read CoFA soon.

Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Divergent  - Veronica Roth

I was very adamant to start reading this book because like many of this time it was branded as "the next hunger games"! I mean for Pete's sake why does a series have to be compared to an older series which may vaguely resemble the book. Once I had got over the annoyance of the sticker on the front proclaiming it as the next HG, I quickly devoured the book. In just two sittings I had read the book cover to cover and the first thing I would like to say is , this book is miles away from HG in similarities. Ok we have the whole dystopian thing but that's where the comparisons end. Divergent follows the life of Tris as she lives her life through an action packed troubled and tough life in a world where its fend for you self to stay in your faction. This book had so much action and awesomeness, also one thing I loved about this book was that Tris was not like many female leads in which she requires a male counterpart to stabilise her to change. She decides things for herself and is very much independent which I like in a character. However you do have an obvious love interest in the form of Four. The secret surrounding him I felt was overly obvious even before it was revealed. 
Anyway going on a tangent , I loved this book as much HG maybe even more and I cant wait for the sequel and trequel ( a word I created for the third instalment) 

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Review of The Fault in our Stars by John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

I feel like words can never truly describe this book and the feelings it evoked in me. I think this review is going to be short as I wont be able to do the book true justice. This book made me a crying, laughing and joyful wreck through out and I feel that everyone needs to read this book so that they can feel what books truly are. ( God that was cheesy) but yes I already made all my friends read it and its spreading through out , this book without a doubt will go down in history as the book which created the most tears. Im going to leave you with a quote within the book which sums up how I feel.

Review: The Diaries of Pontius Pilate

The Diaries of Pontius Pilate - Joseph Max Lewis

The author of this book, Joseph Max Lewis, contacted me on GoodReads about giving his debut book a try.  Had he not contacted me, I don't think I would have found this book on my own. After reading the description of the story, I decided to give it a try. Overall, I liked it.  I found at first that it was a little confusing to keep up with some of the characters and I had to go back and read some sections a second time.  It did all come together a little later on, and then it made sense to me.  I didn't feel like I got to know the characters as much as I would have liked.  Some of the interactions between them felt rushed and left me wondering.  All that said, I really enjoyed the story. The idea of an archeologist team finding scrolls written by Pilate after investigating the death and resurrection of Christ, and that there is an ancient power determined to destroy them, made for an adventure filled with conspiracy, suspense, and action.  The ending with regards to the artifacts was not what I was expecting, and leads me to believe that there will be another book.  If there is another book, I would love to continue the ride.

Review - The Owners #4 "Owned by the Dom" Part. 2 by Sam Crescent

Owned by the Dom: Part Two (The Owners) - Sam Crescent
Since I've read the first book from this series I've been crazy following the adventures of the owners, devouring the books, one by one, as they come out.
When it came James turn I anticipated a great story and Sam Crescent delivered a great and conflicted relationship. I couldn't have asked for a better thing.


Prue has been taken from him. James will stop at nothing until he gets her back. The odds are stacked against him but he refuses to give up. Prue is his woman and he’ll hurt anyone or anything that gets in his way.
When James saves her, Prue can’t give herself to him. Something has happened during her captivity, and she’s not the same. She demands time. But time isn’t what she needs. Since she’s been gone, James has changed. After talking with a therapist, Prue realizes what she needs and it isn’t the placid man James has become.
Can James be the man she needs or has their affair run its course? James is a possessive man, an owner. There is no chance of him letting Prue go, but can they both survive the fire that their passions create?

In the following of the cliff hanger we finally get James and Prue following their relationship but not everything is right. Prue changes while she's been held in captivity and James back's down from the man he is to become what he thinks Prue needs.

Here, Sam Crescent plays with our anxiety and if you were expecting all the dominating character of James and the submissiveness of Prue, well you are wrong.
What we find is a troubled Prue and a loving James, sacrificing everything he is and all his heart until the woman he loves can find her way into his arms.
The elements and other characters that were introduced in the story made a great love story, not so charged with sex and domination, but more real to me, a couple does go through troubles in their relationship and this couple is no different.

The story of our villains does go on along with the main characters and M. Crescent doesn't let us forget about it.
Now I'm biting my nails for the next installment and again I'm left wondering who will come next and what will our fabulous mastermind come up with to keep us sliding from page to page...

Source: http://bookloverandotherjourneys.blogspot.pt/2013/06/review-owners-4-owned-by-dom-part-2-by.html

A Virtual Love is an old, old tale told in new way, it is a tale of love and deception, but spun from new cloth,

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A Virtual Love - Andrew Blackman

Those that have followed me for a while or that do so across the various forms of social media, are probably aware that my real? name is not Parrish or Parrish Lantern. Those that have checked out my "about page" will also know how a I came by this pseudonym. Like a lot of individual's over the years  I've had a few alter egos that - like "Parrish" - have been what I have described as my Spiderman, Batman, or Silver surfer (choose one) superhero guise, by this I   mean they represent a facet of my personality I like to think of as set free from those every day realities that shadow our personas, free from the 9-5 mentality that pays for the Spiderman costume. I raise this issue now because of a book sent to me by the writer and fellow blogger Andrew Blackman.6a00e54f0e675e8834017d42e0e1ae970c-250wi

Jeff Brennan has multiple online personalities and finds switching between them easier than dealing with his mundane offline existence. Jeff, depending on who he is dealing with can be a caring grandson, a bored IT consultant, avid gamer or committed eco warrior, it is this last one that completely changes his life. Whilst on a protest with a friend he meets the gorgeous Marie, a young American woman who works with the homeless. After the protest Jeff and Marie are introduced to each other and she, who on hearing his name, mistakes him for a famous, yet reclusive political blogger of the same name. Jeff decides to go along with this as a ruse to get a date with Marie, but as they fall in love and develop a relation, he has to come up with increasingly more desperate measures to keep the illusion alive. This all comes to a head when the reclusive blogger decides to attend a protest and introduces himself to Marie. I won’t divulge any more of the story, I will just leave you with some questions.


Will Jeff & Marie’s relationship survive this?

Will Jeff survive this?

How will famous Jeff deal with the other Jeff?

How will Andrew Blackman tie all the ends together ?



All this and much more make up the final section of this book and how Andrew brings it all together is as much fun as the book itself. A Virtual Love is an old, old tale told in new way, it is a tale of love and deception, but spun from new cloth, spun from Nano technology. In the modern world, where a great part of an individual’s life is played out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Librarything, booklikes or Goodreads etc. Where people whose interaction is more online whether this is purchase or play, what needs to be remembered - is how we relate to others and how we perceive those relations. In a world where one can form authentic relationships without physically meeting, one needs to occasionally remember that like all relationships -  how you  would like to be treated is how you should treat others. A Virtual Love is a great fun read that makes you smile whilst leaving you with a lot of questions.


A Point of View on "The Whore and The Virgin" by Ceet The Author


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
After having read the first two chapters, I got a feeling that this book comes with a story that all young teens should read, especially if they are feeling that they want to live it out free as a bird. Freedom comes with a price, with it comes responsibility.

This is what the author transpires, the real life on the streets, the everyday drama that is united by dreams of succeeding big time without any effort, only the intelligent ones make it through the sea of "no ones" that roam the streets.

I think this is a smart approach to real life experiences, and to the coming of age of adulthood, with the drama of relationships, sex and finding your way through life.    
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Too Far Away

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Far Far Away - Tom McNeal

I think I like my fairy tales a little darker.


Tom McNeal's Far, Far Away has elements I adored, like the ghostly presence of one of the brothers Grimm and a baker who makes magical pastries. Who could resist?


Still, I have to admit I didn't quite make it all the way through. I liked "King of Nerdistan" Jeremy very much, and his intrepid gal pal Ginger as well. It's just that I kept forgetting what, exactly, these kids were supposed to be doing.


There's a prank-gone bad, an agoraphobic father, a blossoming romance, and a quiz show, so you would think there was plenty of action to move the story along. Instead, I got stuck on the details, as delightful and quirky as they are (A "two-book" bookstore and green smoke signals from the bakery among them).


Then I would remember, Oh, the kids need to save the grownups from themselves! And the ghost needs to find a way to move on to the next realm. Right, that's it!


Charming, but lacks a true storyteller's touch.



Kindle Freebies for 21. June 2013.

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I don't know if it's just my bad luck or most Kindle Freebies are duplicates from previous weeks. Still here are some new ones I managed to find...


WARNING: Check price before downloading, some of these titles may not be free in your country.






Descent of Blood by Elizabeth Marx Paranormal Romance (with vampires)
Immortal Prophecy by Samantha Adams & Kay Fry Paranormal Romance (with vampires)
Beautiful Monster by Bella Forrest Paranormal Romance (with vampires)
Empath by HK Savage  Paranormal Romance


Element, Part 1 by C.M. Doporto Paranormal Romance
Blood and Sacrifice (Blood Ties #2) by Jessica Gibson Paranormal Romance (with vampires)
Foreshadowed (The Crimson Bond #2) by Erika Trevathan Paranormal Romance (with vampires)
Love Nip (Emily Sullivan #2) by Mary Whitten Paranormal Romance (with vampires)









Feel free to share your recommendations in comments and tell us what you downloaded or if I should download, read or avoid something from this list.

Source: http://bookwormdream.blogspot.com/2013/06/kindle-freebies-for-21-june-2013.html

Huntress Moon, by Alexandra Sokoloff

Huntress Moon - Alexandra Sokoloff

This was a thrilling book. Thus the reason it's a thriller, right? But it was also a mystery, because even though you know something of the murderer right away, you don't know the whole story, because you don't find out her motivation until later. 


This book alternates between Agent Roarke's point of view, and the murderer's point of view, with some of her chapters being as short as just one page. But it is effective storytelling, because it eventually weaves into the full story...until the ending at just 86% which was unexpected to say the least. 


I enjoyed this story, though. All of the characters are well-written, and Agent Roarke is very likeable. The story is well-written too, and does not really contain any supernatural elements, even though by the title this sounds like a werewolf series. 


I look forward to reading book 2 and finding out what happens in that book. 

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Chasing Brooklyn - Lisa Schroeder

Brooklyn's boyfriend Lucca died year ago. Since then, she has been grieving him, not knowing how to let go and go on with her life. She writes letters of Lucca, tries to keep up with their old traditions and when asked if she is okay, she tells she is. But she is not. When Gabe, the boy who survived the accident in which Lucca died, dies of an overdose, Brooklyn does not know what to think - shouldn't Gabe have been fighting because he was the one who survived? Did she do too little for Gabe, not helping him to recover? When Gabe starts to visit Brooklyn's dreams, they soon become nightmares and she cannot sleep anymore. 


Nico's brother Lucca died a year ago. Since then, he has been trying to hide his grief by running, giving him a chance to focus on something else, something complex. Suddenly he starts to see dreams about Lucca - dreams in which Lucca tells him to help Brooklyn. After a year of not being in much contact with Brooklyn, Nico contacts the girl his brother was in love with. They spend time together and eventually Nico starts to notice all the things his brother loved in Brooklyn. Things that he feels like he might be falling in love with.


Chasing Brooklyn was such a beautifully written novel. The story is told entirely in verse, which is something I have not come across that often. The words are few, but the story is very powerful and I am amazed of how well Schroeder was able to build up the characters and the relationships between them when only using verse. The pain that both Brooklyn and Nico feel after the loss of someone close to them is so tangible and heart breaking. The letters Brooklyn writes to Lucca tell about her loss, about her longing and most importantly about how she deals with the grief. Once she spends more and more time with Nico, the letters are not that constant and there is a little undercurrent of hope present.


I really enjoyed the relationship between Nico and Brooklyn - at first it is a bit awkward due to the fact that Lucca was in love with Brooklyn and Nico knows that. Can you fall in love with your boyfriend's brother? Can you fall in love with your dead brother's girlfriend? The grief that they both go through brings them together, but as they start to recover, is the something else that will keep them together?


Since the words are few, this is a very quick read. I have not read I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder, but while browsing through Goodreads I realized that the books have a faint connection - the characters that I Heart You, You Haunt Me tells about are mentioned briefly in this novel. I really want to get that to my hands at some point and read it because I really did enjoy Schroeder's style of writing.

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