MsNalla's Take...

Reading is my passion. I love nothing more than to get lost in a story. Whether that be a fantasy story or one true to life. I love being able to share my experience through reading it.

Alien Brute: A Sci-Fi Alien Romance (Vaxxlian Mates Book 4) by Sue Mercury

— feeling bad egg

This was NOT what all these 4* & up reviews said it was. It was too simple for me. The writing. The language.. The characters were not deep at all. The romance was barely Luke warm.

The concept was deceit, which was why I gave it 2 stars. But sadly it just did not deliver.

I would not recommend this read.

Captive Of The Horde King (Horde Kings Of Dakkar, #1) by Zoey Draven

— feeling big smile

Don't get me wrong. I'm liking this book. But 85% of it, is very reminiscent of K. Ashley's The Golden Dynasty. Even down to the character of "Colors" used etc.. to describe/or represent certain things. The language, the culture, the people, the events that occur here as well; have the Golden Dynasty stamp on it. if just a little bit more tame in certain circumstances.

This story doesn't have the feel of an Alien sci-fi story to me at all. If you liked GD you will like this as well, but also feel as if you read it before....

With that being said, I loved how many things played out here. I absolutely love our H/h, and the simple yet complicated dance they did with learning one another. It's still a beautiful story. And the way this one introduces another Horde King, I am intrigued with what book 2 will have to offer.

I would recommend this read.

Chasing Desires by Kasey Martin

Now, don't get me wrong here. There were many great elements to this book. Which was why it got 3 stars from me. The reasons why I couldn't give more, was because of these two deal breakers for me...

1. This story did not focus on the main couple's personal connection enough for me. It had all the elements that the synopsis gives for this book, but they weren't really explored in depth enough to make me feel like "WOW! Lorenzo & Chase are epic together. Their love and plight just can't be denied!"... THIS is what I was hoping to feel with these two, but was left wanting in that way. Part of this issue was because there are too many other couples' revisits in this book, that took center stage away from Lorenzo&Chase. And when you add that to the other major elements needed to tell the story of the plot as to why Chase & Lorenzo's worlds were intertwined to begin with; their story together as a couple, suffers.

2. MAJOR PLOT HOLE- The truth of Lorenzo's parents and how he came to be and how certain things were easily kept secret. If you read this you'll know EXACTLY what I'm talking about the moment you read this reveal. It's like how could something so major be overlooked when explaining it all. SMH.

So these are the main reasons why this was not the 5 star read that I was anticipating. 
Everything else that contributed to this tale was well thought out though. Had enough mystery surrounding these people that it kept me interested and wanting to know how it would come to a close. So this is why I gave the fair rating of the 3 stars.

Though the true Villains here, I felt their payback should have ended with a much better bang, and the less rushed thud, that we get instead. But oh well, that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes.
*Shrugs*

Barbarian's Touch (Ice Planet Barbarians, #7) by Ruby Dixon

I may go back and read Books 3&6, since I skipped over those, but after that I'm thinking that I will be done with this series. It's kinda starting to fizzle out for me as the books go on. And this was was my least fave of them thus far.

Way too much inner dialogue for both MC's here. I get Lila is deaf, so her inner monologue was needed in certain scenes, but I just wish their interactions with one another was just a bit more than what I got here. I love when Rokan finally learns ASL. That made their interactions a little better, but still it was too little too late for me. Usually the interactions between the characters when they can't communicate in a traditional sense, is really intriguing and at times intense, but not here with these two.

Aside from Lila's plight, their story just really was not all that interesting to me. *Shrugs*

I'm really mad that I used my 1st monthly freebie read on this one. Now I have to wait till next month to get another free read. #Bummer

Wicked Mate (Book 2) by Zoey Draven Warrior Of Rozun Mini Series

I truly loved how Devix and Cara's story came to a close here.
I loved that Devix's story was brought full circle. Him being Vindicated, and the peace he finally was able to achieve here.

This was an awesome story.

 

Again please do not pick up this Warrior of Rozun mini series, until you've read the Warriors of Luxiria first.

Wicked Captor (book 1) by Zoey Draven Warrior of Rozun Mini Series

Another hit! 

Please don't start this one until you've read the Warriors of Luxiria series first though.

Born Sinner (Se7en Sinners Book 1) - S.L. Jennings

I'm really not sure what I feel about this book. It was good. Intense. Scared the mess out of me. But I'm not sure when or IF I'll journey on with the rest of this trilogy. It's left me quite curious about how their story will come to close, but I just don't know if I'm willing to go there.

The histories here, concerning the Bible, the Devil, his minions and all the things that cannot truly be explained or proven in this world, were off the chain interesting in the way it was approached here. For this alone, I would highly recommend this read.

The Alien's Dream #5 by Zoey Draven

OMGoodNess!!!! Yes!!!

I thought I knew which book was my fave. Well, actually I loved all of these equally I think, but for different reasons. But for some reason #5, Vikan just cut me deeper than all of the others. Just Wow. A Great way to begin my Christmas morning by ending this story. It was just beautiful.

I am eager to read the rest of these. I believe #5 marks the end of the Warriors for Luxiria, concerning the Ambassadors and Leaders, but it picks up with the outcasts that were spoken of briefly in certain books. I cannot wait! These stories were just richer to me on many levels. I love how each story is truly different than the last one. The layers and situations just get deeper and deeper for these Alien Warriors and the women who love them.

Seriously, I've never been so enthralled with Alien sci-fi until I found this series. It's awesome.
If you're curious start at the beginning and PLEASE read in order.

Christmas Arrest by Mila Raphael

This was just a horrible book. Thank God it was just a dollar. I failed to see what made this such a "scorching" holiday read. The story just didn't flow organically enough to be believed or at least get you caught up in the characters. There was just nothing there for me. And the "hotness" factor wasn't there for me either.

Also way too many typos. Kept throwing me out of the flow of who exactly was talking at times. Others, I had to read a sentence a few times to make sure I was understanding it, because either words were added that shouldn't have been, or words were missing.

I personally would not recommend this read. It had promise yes, from the way the story began. But it just failed to deliver on all the points that it says it does.

The fact that it was just a dollar, and a very quick read are the only pluses to this book.
 
 

 

Alien's Touch (Book 4) by Zoey Draven

WOW!


This book, nay this whole freaking series thus far, has been crazy awesome! I am going to take a minor break before moving on to the next book (5) in this series. Trying to savor it since it's the latest book in this series and I have just flown through these within mere days. Every book for me has been 5 stars. Trust me, if you love HOT Alien Sci-Fi but with an actual deeper plot that grows with each story; then I highly recommend that you pick this series. It says they can be read as standalones, but I strongly recommend that you read them in order as I have. They are all quick reads, but they are packed with alot of story. The best of both our reading worlds ;)

These Luxurian Warriors are off the chain, let me tell you.

Been Silent Awhile....

Hey to all of my awesom Followers...

Hope you all have been having an awesome 2018.

I promise.  I have still been reading ALOT. Just for some reason, I have lacked the desire to sharing/articulating my experiences while reading my stories. I don't know if I lost my mojo for writing reviews or what. But I've still been reading and rating, just having trouble with wanting to put them into words. No worries. Pretty sure my writing mojo will be back soon. Until then... I will "see" you all in the 2-0-1-9

Have a great rest of 2018!

Unrequited (Fallen Aces MC Book 1) - Max Henry

BLOODY HELL THIS WAS AWESOME!!!!

I can't remember the last time I read a book in this genre that was THIS intense, scary, intriguing, and heartbreakingly beautiful as this story is.

I mean WOW! And just imagine how ticked I was with the way the cliffy landed. But I was just as equally giddy about the fact that I had a "Free Lending Book due" at Kindle. So King & Elena's conclusion is about to be devoured by yours truly. ;)

Get this book people while it is still free. You will not regret this one.
I am on to their conclusion 


#HappyIntenseReading :)

Claws And Fangs - Laurann Dohner
Okay, so it's been a minute since I've actually had the time to write a review on a book I actually liked. So here goes...

I was right. #3 in this book totally blew stories 1&2 out of the park. Though 1&3 are actually my faves.
My rating for all 3 stories here separately, are as follows.
#1- 4 and half ****s
#2- 3***s
#3- 5*****s

Story number two was okay. I just was not feeling their overall coupling and how they came to be. But certain aspects of their plight as individuals was still interesting for me.

If you are fans of Mrs. L.D. (New Species Author), you will definitely appreciate the insta-love she has rocking here with these characters of hers in a traditional Vamp/Werewolf setting.
I really like just the overall ambience and layers that come with this mini trilogy.

So if you liked New Species and are curious, I would recommend this read.

#HappyReading :)
 
 

 

Book Three

The Star Princess - Susan Grant

Okay.. This one may have taken a minute for me to get into. It didn't start to really interest me until about the 30-40% mark. From there on it was a pretty awesome read. Although it has a simpleton, light quality to it, it was great watching how things unfold here. I loved the ending as well.

I may just have to tackle the other reads in the series. This is the 1st book I've read in this series. I was not lost or confused about previous characters and plots that are present here. Everything flowed really well without being overwhelming in the reveals.

I would say based on book 3, you don't need to read these in order, to enjoy the story.

Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World (Black Dagger Brotherhood) - J.R. Ward

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WOW!!!!!

"Of all the places I've gone and people I've known and things I've done...my love for you is the purest representation of who I am. It's the best of me, of who I am, of my soul.
My love for you...is everything of me"

-Silas

Now if this quote doesn't hit home just how AWESOME this story is, I don't know what else to tell you my friend. You are lost.

This is an incrediably heartbreakingly poignant read. Ms Ward made me proud with this one.
It broke my heart. Had me crying. ALOT and made me laugh. Had me panting like a crack head searching for their pipe too.

Read this people. You'll love it.

#TeamSilas&Ivie

Deviant - Jaimie Roberts

WTHeck kinda fresh hell was this?!

This book just sucked. It took way too long to get to the point of why this dude felt so strongly about punishing this girl. You don't know the why of it, until about the 88% mark of the book. 

"Making her pay for all that she's done"
I promise! If he said this line one more time, without telling me why, I was about to throat punch his a&&... And what was finally revealed? Sorry, but the punishment did not fit the crime AT ALL.
And I knew it! I knew that his issue was something that could have been cleared away then and there, if he just went to her when it happened. I also figured out who set the mess in motion in the first place, way before that was revealed too. Oh and how quickly that person came to an end. 
So anti-climactic it hurt my feelings.

And how the heck did she truly figure it out? It doesn't tell you or show you how she figures it out by just doing a little research online. Hell, if that's all it took, she could have done that 18 chapters ago! Still even though you know what she's researching, it still didn't show you how she connected those dots. Smh. 

The only thing that was good about this story, was her relationship with 16 year old Jeremy
This was the only touching and real thing about this book. From how they met and formed their bond. It was all organically and emotionally sound. And flowed well. Too bad this still could not save this book.

The ending sucked only to leave way for a crappy cliffhanger, to get you to buy book two.
But this chick here, has left this crazy train and I will not be returning.

If you haven't figured it out yet, No. I would not recommend this read.

#NotHappy