Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2015 3:54 PM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Books I loved:

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I got so many great books this week but I only mnaged to read 6 of them so far. I loved all 6 though. I'm planning to review most of them too! 

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Review: When Water Flows Uphill by Beryl Shaw

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 9:23 AM
Title: When Water Flows Uphill
Author: Beryl Shaw
Series: None

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Scientist Dr. Armand Croft, a distressed amnesia victim, takes an assignment to import water to Las Vegas from a subterranean aquifer in the north. But northern ringleader Gary Wixx organizes a rancher’s alliance that stops Dr. Croft at every reach. Subsequently, the two men face off and launch an embittered and fierce water war. Meanwhile, Dr. Croft falls in love with a female archeologist who becomes the target of threats that promise to relent if he will forfeit the water grab. Nevertheless, backed by corporate power and sworn to secrecy, he completes his assignment, builds a pipeline, and moves the water south. But an unforeseen terrorist attack changes everything when it destroys a pipeline station, kills a security guard, and leaves Dr. Croft as the FBI’s primary suspect.
When water flows uphill was a stunning read from the very beginning.

The book tells the story of scientist Dr. Armand Croft and his journey to build a pipeline in order to import water to Las Vegas. It may sound easy but it’s definitely not.

Dr. Croft has to deal with not only his amnesia but with obstacles that come along. After Stephanie, the woman he loves is threatened because of his task, Croft is more determined than ever to complete his project. But everything falls apart when an attack destroys the pipeline station, someone is killed and the main suspect is no other than Croft himself.

This was such a journey. I never actually imagined that there was such thing as “water war”. I’m aware of the struggle some countries face in obtaining clean water but it’s hard to think the lengths some people would go to ensure it. I can also admit that Croft and Gary’s ideas were great but I have no idea whether or not they were right.

One thing I didn’t like was the romance aspect. Don’t get me wrong, I love romance but in this case something was missing. I would have liked to see more development in Croft and Stephanie’s relationship. Despite that everything else was great. The topic was a very pressing one, especially in our era, there was a great deal of action and suspense and I loved the twists.

When water flows uphill isn’t something I’d usually read but I really needed a break from the YA and paranormal genre and wanted to focus on something more realistic. This book helped me do that. And the cover guys!!!! You can’t not stare at it!

I totally recommend it!

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #43 Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling #14) by Nalini Singh

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:58 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Shards of Hope
Author: Nalini Singh

Expected publication: June 2nd 2015
Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders.And they must survive.
A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign. Aden will cross any line to keep his people safe for this new future, where even an assassin might have hope of a life beyond blood and death and pain. Zaira has no such hope. She knows she’s too damaged to return from the abyss. Her driving goal is to protect Aden, protect the only person who has ever come back for her no matter what.
This time, even Aden’s passionate determination may not be enough—because the emotionless chill of Silence existed for a reason. For the violent, and the insane, and the irreparably broken…like Zaira.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #35 Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:31 AM
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer 

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1. Scorched (Frigid #2)

2. When You're Back (Rosemary Beach #12)

3. Suddenly One Summer

4. Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers #1)

5. Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird #2)

6. Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3)

7. The Hotter You Burn (The Original Heartbreakers #2)

8. The Boy Most Likely To

9. Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1)

10. Chase the Darkness (Alpha Pack #7)

What ten books do you plan to have in your beach bag this summer?
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Sofia T.

ARC Review: When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity #12) by Alexandra Ivy

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015 1:35 PM
Title: When Darkness Ends
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Series: Guardians of Eternity #12

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Cyn, the vampire clan chief of Ireland, is an unabashed hedonist whose beauty is surpassed only by his insatiable appetite for pleasure. It’s no wonder he’s furious when he’s transported from the magical land of the pureblooded feys to his desolate private lair—only to have his very existence thrown into a chaos that even he cannot charm his way out of…
Most women may be all but powerless against Cyn, but Fallon, a sharp-witted fairy princess, is less than beguiled by the silver-tongued vampire. She’s a serious soul with no time for the sort of games he plays—especially when they learn that someone is trying to close the veil that separates the dimensions. But seduction may prove the most powerful force of all, as attraction ignites between the unlikely pair even as worlds are colliding around them…
“I’ve waited for you for longer than you could ever possibly imagine”
I think I say this for every Alexandra Ivy book but it feels like I’ve waited forever for this book. I know it hasn’t been that long but every time I’m waiting for a Guardians of Eternity book to come out, time doesn’t seem to pass. I believe that the main reason I feel this way is because I know that I’m going to love the characters and the book. I’, also not a very patient person when it comes to book!

Cyn, the vampire clan chief of Ireland and Fallon, Sally’s sister and the Chatri princess are in a lot of trouble. The Oracles are being manipulated by a strange threat and Siljar demands that Fallon and Cyn find and eliminate the threat before it’s too late. Someone pulls the strings, he wants to control the Oracles and make them cast a spell that will eventually result in the death of all demons. Cyn and Fallon will have to figure out who the threat is or else they all will be doomed.

This was… I have no words! It was just fabulous. It captured my attention from the very beginning and in the end it made me feel nostalgic. Cyn and Fallon were the best couple. Even from the previous book there was something between them that it just couldn’t be ignored. Their competitive relationship, their arrogance and stubbornness, their determination and protectiveness were what captivated me.

Cyn was a great leader but when he was around Fallon he forgot everything. The bond between them was a strong one even if they denied its existence. You could tell they were in sync from the very beginning.

I could go on and on about my love for Cyn and Fallon but I really want to talk about the secondary characters. There were plenty characters from the previous books. Almost every character in the series is mentioned but there were only a few who had an important role in the book. Styx, Viper, Dante even Levet were some of the active secondary characters. We also get to meet Fallon’s fiancé, Magnus. I have to admit that I wasn’t such a huge fan of his in the beginning but as you get to know him better, which you will, you will just love him too. I don’t want to say much about his character but he is more arrogant than Cyn and I think that says a lot.

The end made me feel so nostalgic. I can’t believe that this is the end of the series. The end of the book was perfect, I had no problem with the book I just can’t believe that it’s over. The book totally prepares you for the end of the series but still I can’t say that I’m not sad. I’ve been following this series since the first book came out. I always waited for the next book to be released, always loved the stories and every unique character and now I just can’t let that feeling go. To say that it was an incredible journey would be an understatement!

When Darkness Ends will totally satisfy you. The last book in the Guardians of Eternity series is nothing but perfect. Action- packed, full of suspense, romance, a sexy arrogant, bad-ass alpha hero and an equally stubborn heroine. This book is a must read (actually the whole series is a must read).

Just read it! Highly recommended!

*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.


Posted on Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:16 PM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Books I loved:

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First and foremost, I'd like to say I'm sorry. This past week I didn't post any reviews because I had no review ready. I promise though that this week I'll have everything ready. 

Also I'm preparing some surprises for you all! As you can see I'll be participating in Jumping Genres in June Hop and I have something else in mind too. 
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Sofia T.

Spotlight & Giveaway: A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones #1) by Dianne Duvall

Posted on 12:11 PM
A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN The Gifted Ones Book 1 Dianne Duvall 
 Expected publication: June 2nd 2015 by Dianne Duvall   
  From the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Immortal Guardians series comes an enchanting new series full of romance, danger, and loyalty: The Gifted Ones 
 Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.
 For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed—or cursed—with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father. All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything—even the wrath of his king—to be with her. 

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 Giveaway Details: One winner - $50 Amazon Gift Card* One winner - $20 Amazon Gift Card* One winner - Signed book (winner's choice) from author's back list

About The Author
Dianne_Duvall_AuthorPic Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series and The Gifted Ones series. Her books have twice been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she has created in her books. For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit You can also find Dianne online . . .
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Sofia T.

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Forgotten Treasures by D. Hart

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:56 PM

Title: Forgotten Treasures
Author: D. Hart
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 19, 2015
Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed.

A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love.

Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it's anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming.

Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?
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“This place is unbelievable.” I looked over at him as he stared out the window. “I bet you bring all the girls here.”

“Actually, you’re the first.”

Yep, I was a goner.

“There. Look. A shooting star.” He pointed excitedly.

I caught the end of the blazing trail. “Make a wish.”

“It already came true.” He squeezed my hand.

I didn't think I ever wanted to let it go. It just fit so perfectly with mine, like they were meant to be together. We were meant to be together. I rolled my head to face him while still resting on the headrest. “I like you, Mr. Brandt.”

Instead of answering me, he leaned over the console, causing serious eruptions in my blood. As he got closer, the anticipation had my chest heaving hard for breaths. He reached out and took a lock of hair next to my cheek and stroked it slowly, never losing eye contact. I finally saw that his eyes were a swirl of hazel and green, and his lips only inches from me were a supple red that screamed for mine. His thumb brushed my jawline, causing me to shiver inappropriately. He rested his forehead on mine, trying to control his own urge to jump me.

“I’m going to kiss you, if you’ll let me.” He restrained his whisper.

I couldn't take my eyes off his lips. The words, “Uh-huh,” managed to slip out as we were suspended in air.

He let go of my hair and gripped the back of my neck desperately as he grazed his lips on mine, releasing a gasp from me. I was fully charged and ready to go. I was ready for him to take me to another place. Somewhere I had only read about. A place I never dreamed I would visit.


About The Author

I'm a...
Firefighter Wife
Multi-genre Writer
and so many other ordinary things.

I love my life and am so grateful for all of the support. I have the courage to live a dream.

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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #42 Deal With The Devil (Purgatory Book 4) by Cynthia Eden

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:27 PM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Deal With The Devil 
Author: Cynthia Eden
Expected publication: June 9th 2015

Eric Pate is used to making his own rules—as the director of the PARA Unit, he is the boss. Everyone rushes to obey his commands, and no one knows his secrets. No one ever gets too close to him. But then he meets her.

Ella Lancaster is tired of being a prisoner. She escaped one hell just to find herself in another, but Eric doesn’t consider her containment with his agents as punishment. He actually thinks it is a form of protection. But Eric is so very wrong. Ella doesn’t need protecting, not for anyone or anything.

But when the PARA Unit comes under attack, Ella and Eric both find themselves battling a supernatural beast that they never expected. Forced to join forces, to make a deal, Ella and Eric are soon fighting side-by-side, and their attraction for each other can’t be contained or controlled. Hot. Wild. Consuming. Ella’s deal with her devil is soon taking over her life.

And as Eric falls deeper and deeper under the mysterious Ella’s spell, his legendary control begins to crack. The beast that he has kept chained so carefully inside rises to the surface. Unfortunately, when the devil loses his control…there is real hell to pay.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #34 Top Ten Books To Read Before Summer

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:55 PM
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books To Read Before Summer

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2. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

3. Beautiful Sacrifice (The Maddox Brothers #3)

4. Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1)

5. Until the Beginning (After the End #2)

7. Scorched (Frigid #2)

8. When You're Back (Rosemary Beach #12)

9. Deal With The Devil (Purgatory Book 4)

10. Suddenly One Summer

What ten books are you planning to read before summer???
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Sofia T.
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