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December 20, 2014

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged #130


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 




Bought


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As this is my last BB&B before Christmas...

Last Week's Reviews

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December 19, 2014

Suped Up: Edge by Jamie Magee (Ep1-4)

Series: Edge Ep1-4
Format: eGalley
Release Date: December 14, 2014
Publisher: Self
Source: Author via NetGalley
Genre: New Adult-Paranormal 
Reveca Beauregard had long ago been dubbed the Queen of Darkness by the dead. To the living she was known as the Pentacle Daughter, the only acknowledged female member of the Pentacle Sons MC, the most lethal biker correlation known to exist. She was rumored to be a witch. That rumor, of course, was true.

New Orleans was her home, at the Beauregard Boneyard, the safe haven the Club resided within. Only those in the inner circle were as Reveca was—immortal. To be as such you had to choose the life, and the life had to choose you. For either to occur, death came first.

Those deaths came from wars the Sons fought with both the mortal and immortal worlds, as they bent the decrees of the modern lawmen and the paranormal world at large who had no hope of opposing the dark splendor of their vengeance.

Presently, the mysterious murder of a mortal coupled with the cold-blooded slaying of Reveca’s close friend has led the lawmen to place their corrupt accusations upon the Sons. A forced barter with a Lord of Death has landed the Club with a soul that is set to rock the foundation the Sons as a whole stand upon.


Whoa! I think I finally found the author who successfully had me liking loving New Adult Paranormal! EDGE has a substantial plot, fantastic world building, very atmospheric feel, and no angst! Jamie Magee's latest release is FANTASTIC!! I can't believe I was reading a book that has three of my most least favorite things in books: NEW ADULT, a love triangle, a biker series; and loving it!! 

Not mine

So here's the quick of it. Reveca Beauregard is the daughter of a powerful coven leader from another dimension. Then war happened, her first love, Kenson, died even after she conducted a resurrection spell. His death tore her asunder and her grief and the power she unleashed after that spell garnered her infamy made her very powerful, Queen of the Dead. But said event broker her home and broke her family and after some time she found her way into our world, created the Pentacle Sons, a biker MC made up of various characters, some resurrected souls, some snatched from the other side, and ruled her little kingdom in NOLA. They're not like SoA although they operate outside the law by dealing scripts (prescription drugs) and dealing them to people who can't afford them otherwise. On the side, Reveca and her Sons are the unofficial muscle of her twin sister, Saige, her adopted brother, Jamison and his coven, doing runs for them for here and on the other side. Recently Saige had Reveca reclaim Kenson, who now called himself King, from the Veil making their already shaky relationship more fragile. Not just that, Reveca's has a super yummy consort, Talon, she's been with for 200 years and it's obvious he's not just going to give way to King, soulmate or not. 

I loved every minute and every word of EDGE as it's unlike anything I've ever read. It has that atmospheric feel to it and if I were to translate it to weather the feeling is overcast, arid, and foreboding like you can feel that something big is about to happen and you'll find yourself bracing for it the entire time. I don't know if that's accurate but Reveca's powers and the magical world she live in combined with the creepy members of her Pentacle Sons MC gave off that certain energy that seeped through the pages of the book. I was also very taken by JMgee's witches, they're not the usual spellbinders, they're the real thing, very powerful and have a good grasp of the elements and other forces that govern the world and they can unleash unholy hell on you without breaking a sweat. 

I have a serious Girl Crush on Reveca she might look like she's in her early twenties but she sure acts like her age, old, wise, sure of her steps, calculating, and in control of her emotions. So many times I've read books featuring immortals but the characters act like they're mere adolescents than supercentenarians. I especially loved how she handled this little love triangle she has on her hands, the calling of her heart for King is tempered by her loyalty and love for Talon. In short, Reveca is a very powerful woman in every sense of the word and her badassery extends beyond her curses.

As for the men, EDGE is littered by beautiful male specimens. Talon and King are the Alphas and they are curious individuals and I'm sure I'll have a hard time picking a team unless JMagee does it for us. Talon, I love for now, he is very protective of Reveca, knows her better than he knows himself, recognizes her needs, her pains, ambitions, and everything else in between, and gives her a wide berth to handle them. By all intents and purposes, Reveca is Talon's QUEEN and treats her accordingly. How can you not love a man like that?!?! Then there's King, enigmatic, a little broken, or maybe death made him crazy, we don't know much about his new identity for now other than he's a seductive and dangerous mystery that might make or break Reveca. 

The rest of the characters are just as good, they follow certain MC archetypes like you have a cyber genius, an intellectual, a rogue, a knight, a ladies' man, voice of reason, etc. I'd like to get to know all of these Sons and discover their respective histories, proclivities, and the demons that haunt them when they're alone. There's no particular villain at this point, every one of them are anti-hero and depending on which angle you look, they can either be good or bad. So expect EDGE to engage you in every way, I recommend you get the version that has Ep1-4 because there's no way you'll be able to resist the urge to read the next one so might as well binge for as long as you can.

So EDGE is a serial and the omnibus for the first 4 episodes is already out. If you're unsure, the first one is FREE and I suggest you grab it, try it on for size because you have nothing to lose, only to gain in this situation. 


FREEBIE ALERT!!





December 17, 2014

Suped Up: Soul Enslaved by Keri Lake

Series: Sons of Wrath 3
Format: Mobi
Release Date: December 5, 2014
Publisher: Self
Source: Author
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Imprisonment in Obsidius. Enslavement to a soul-sucking succubus. A reproductive cycle that’d send a sex fiend running into the arms of celibacy. Given the choice, most demons would opt for death.

Gavin, eldest son of Wrath, has been sentenced to all three.

When the succubus decides its time collect, though, he fears his nightmares have only just begun.

And Sabelle’s timing couldn’t be worse.

With a bad case of uncontrollable lust, thanks to his Savidon, the last thing Gavin wants is a vengeful succubus stoking his darkest desires, but debts must be paid—he just didn’t bank on enjoying his punishment so much.

Because the swinging bachelor may have found his perfect mate in the sexy seductress.

However, just as things seem to be looking up, past sins resurface, plunging the two into a deadly game of power and deception. As their worst fears merge into one unexpected threat, Gavin is determined to protect Sabelle and win her freedom.

At any cost.


I'm shitting glitters and rainbows right now because reading SOUL ENSLAVED by Keri Lake felt like I ate a chocolate covered unicorn and now I have warm fuzzy feelings with a bit of an ouchie, the horn is poking my heart a little bit.

I know I'm not making sense, SOUL ENSLAVED messed me up and I don't have powerful coherent thoughts to dish out right now. I have the mothafrackin' feels so bear with me a little bit as I try and make this comprehensive for y'all:


Hi Keri!

So thanks for coming through for us and publishing Gavin's book despite some minor hiccups. I still don't know if I should love or hate you for SOUL ENSLAVED... I think I feel both... I mean is it so hard for you to just be nice to us and not gift us with a backhanded HEA? I appreciate the way Gavin and Sabelle worked out their shit so things felt natural but does it really have to be bittersweet like that?? Smh.

Anyway, don't take it the wrong way. You know I love you and you also know I love Gavin more. Once again BIG THANKS for SOUL ENSLAVED, I not a promiscuous book girlfriend and Gavin is part of an elite group in my little world. Thanks for not fucking up his story, I really appreciate you taking the time and writing such a beautiful love story that is so swoon worthy. I feel the love!!


XO,
Braine



Gavin, My Love...

This is hard for me, breaking up with you because I love you very much. However I love Sabelle too and it's bros before hos you know? So I have to move on and let you do your thing, hopefully our paths would cross again in the future.

Now before I go, I want to let you know that you really blew my mind here (SOUL ENSLAVED) not to mention you owe me a couple of knickers because you just about melted the pairs I had on while reading your stupid (it's not stupid) book! Sabelle was on the money, you made my ovaries pop, drop, and sing like the boss that you are! I mean I'm a single mom myself so I know how Sabelle felt when she saw you with her kids not to mention you going apeshit and martyr at the same time for your tazschla.  Totally hot! 

Anyway, it pains me a little bit to say this but you got quite a catch and I'm sure you know it. Don't mess it up okay?


Love,
Braine

P.S. I still think about our date two years ago...



Sabelle,

You won, you got the guy so don't be hatin' on me now. I have to admit, my claws were semi-retracted and my eyebrows were up to the holy heavens when I heard Gavin likes you. I mean a succubi? Really?!

Anyway whatever pre conceived notions I have about you went to the dogs. Not only are you a bombshell, you are a female VERY deserving of Gavin. I'm sorry to hear about your shitty mom, shitty adolescence, shitty new adult life, if not for your super adorable twins and super cool sister, Denya, I'm sure you would've given up a long time ago. So big props to you for staying strong for them and more importantly, you rock for making Gavin EARN you. 

And even if Gavin is the neon light at the end of a very long, dark, and bumpy tunnel, I'm so fuckin' sorry that our friend, Keri, had to throw one more curve ball your way. I know, I want to shake and strangle her too but as she's the almighty creator here, let's trust that she knows what she's doing and she has every plan to prosper you and Gavin. 

Anyway, miracles happen and as you're closer to it than the rest of us (Hello, Daddy with wings!) I'm sure lightning will strike again. Also please take care of Gavin, I fancied myself in love with that demon and I'll hunt you down and end you myself if you do something even remotely close to what that bitch, Jessica, did to him. 


Love lots,
Braine


Okay, so this isn't a conventional review but as I officially have a book hangover, I don't think I'll be able to write even a mediocre feedback regarding this book for a while so I hope you'll forgive me for going all heart this time around. It's just I've been looking forward to Gavin's book with a big dose of nervous excitement because Gavin's boyfriend and I want his book to be the best Sons of Wrath there is. KLake delivered 1000% and I wouldn't want it any other way. I took my time with SOUL ENSLAVED, savored every morsel, felt every emotion from the good to the bad, envisioned every heart wrenching/pounding scene because I don't want to miss a thing! It takes a very special book to make me slow down and experience every word, I'm a "New Yorker" when it comes to reading and SOUL ENSLAVED made me stop and smell the proverbial roses. 

Now this series is on the same zip code as the much revered Black Dagger Brotherhood and I'm not saying that because I want to hard sell Sons of Wrath to you. It has the same vibe, it gives us that sense of friendship and brotherhood Ward's series has, the men are huge and formidable but turn into lovable cats when it comes to their females. Lastly, the Sons like the Brothers will make your ovaries and uterus sing in chorus because you want these huge mofos to impregnate you with their gorgeous babies! So make sure you have extra undies around when you start the series.






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December 16, 2014

Cherry Popped: Night Prowler, Charley Davidson, WVMP Radio


I always whine about my TBR and sound like a broken record every time I visit y'all's blogs and say I'll try it. Well here it is, the much needed nudge to do it!

CHERRY POPPED is a new feature here at Talk Supe where I catch up on recommended series that has been around for some time now. 



 


Shadow's Edge  | Night Prowler 1 | J.T. Geissinger
June 12, 2012 | Montlake Romance | PNR
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It's when I featured J.T. Geissinger a while back that I got interested in Night Prowler. Admittedly, I thought J.T. was overselling her series, not that I blame her, one has to be shameless in promoting one's work right? And it was that cheekiness combined with its complex world building that had me eager to grab SHADOW'S EDGE

I'm happy to report that J.T. has every right to do "shameless" promotions because she didn't lie about her description about her badass Ikati panthers. They're lithe, dangerous, seductive, ancient, regal and exotic. Her myth and cosmology has that classic lit feel to it and it is lavish and decadent as promised. SHADOW'S EDGE took my breath away, it's a great introduction to the series, right away I'm embroiled in Ikati politics, prophecies, and romance. 

Verdict: No question about it, I will continue on with this series with much enthusiasm.

Read the series 101 here.


First Grave on the Right | Charley Davidson 1 | Darynda Jones
Urban Fantasy | February 1, 2011 | St. Martin's Press
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Yes, I'm one of those readers who have NOT met Charley Davidson but I'm happy to amend that error because we're already acquainted and my first impression of her is as good it as it gets! FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT was so much fun, I mean I want to be molested by the infamous Reyes in my dreams or in the shower or both, too! I love the straightforward backstory of how Charley became a Reaper, her long standing relationship with those around her, how her abilities are explained, simple and complex at the same time, and the mysterious case that is Reyes Farrow. Like who the heck is this guy exactly?! 

Verdict: Heck yeah! I will be reading more of this series! It has the best combination of everything "fun" that I love in my books: cocky hero, snarky heroine, dysfunctional secondary characters, brain teasing mystery, the smex is off the charts, need I say more?


Wicked Game | WVMP Radio | Jeri Smith-Ready
March 9, 2009 | Pocket Books | UF
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

It's been a long ass time since I read a series about vampires and I have to say I was more wary than excited to start Jeri Smith-Ready's WVMP Radio series. BUT a few of my bloggy friends marks this series as their favorite so I decided it's at least worth a shot. 

It was quite easy to put myself in Ciara Griffin's shoes because like her, I'm being told that vampires do exist but they're not exactly the archetype. I mean vampires are on top of the otherworldly food chain, the ultimate apex predator. In WVMP Radio they have zombie-like characteristics which I find fresh and believable, it's more amusing than enthralling for me at this point. Aside from the series intro, WICKED GAME's plot was entertaining, I always delight in con themed stories and I wasn't disappointed in this one. 

Verdict: I liked this enough but I'm not rushing to read the second one. I find Ciara Griffin an interesting anti-heroine and I'm very curious how she's going to revolutionize the vampires and save them from themselves and the curse of their condition. 


I hope you liked the first edition of CHERRY POPPED!