Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Release Day! Enigma by Christine Fonseca + Giveaway

Today I'm celebrating the release of Christine Fonseca's Enigma. This is a companion novella in her Requiem series and best of all it's free!

Don't forget to participate in the giveaway and you can check out my review of Enigma here

Lorelei sees things other girls can't see. She knows about the demons and monsters. She's met them. Up close. And it's cost her everything.

Torn between protecting her siblings and avenging her mother's death, Lorelei must decide which path she will take. And no matter what she chooses, her decision will influence more than just her future.

**This edition of the requiem companion novella includes a special excerpt from the anticipated book Dominus, the final installment in the Requiem Series.



Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In life, she teaches her own children to embrace their unique talents and find their voice by being a force of positive change in the world.
When she’s not writing or developing programs to support children with exceptional needs, she can be found spending time with her family, sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her website or her blog.



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Sunday, April 28, 2013

(Goodreads Review) Enigma by Christine Fonseca

EnigmaEnigma by Christine Fonseca

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It feels like forever since I last entered Christine Fonseca's Requiem world, but it's finally back!

As always, Christine's gift for excellent storytelling pulled me right into the narrator's mind. This time I got to experience the Requiem world from Lorelei's point of view and I have to say it was quite a journey. Enigma is filled with the characteristic heart-wrenching, nerve-wrecking storytelling I have come to expect, and love, in her books. It was definitely a great and welcomed addition to the story.

*I received an e-book copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
*I am not affiliated to Amazon, B&N, the Book Depository or any other online/physical store I mention on my blog.

(Goodreads Review) Doctors in the Wedding by Gina Wilkins

Doctors in the WeddingDoctors in the Wedding by Gina Wilkins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Out-of-town bridesmaid Madison Baker was looking forward to a fun wedding of one of her oldest friends. She never thought she'd meet a groomsman that made even her measured mind-of-a-psychiatrist spin.
Of course, he was the one guy who was off-limits.

Steadfast Dr. Jason D'Alessandro was wedded to his work and his patients. Why, even the bride's beautiful sister couldn't turn his head! Still, stunning Madison stirred his impulsive, romantic side, although she insisted that their hot-and-heavy romance remain top secret.

But this was one forbidden weekend fling that might just be for keeps….


Actual rating 2.5

I always get sucked in into reading these type of romances when I want something that will guarantee me a "happily ever after". And anyone who has read their fair share of these knows the female always gets her "prince charming" one way or another.

But halfway through the book, I always get slapped with the reminder of why I swore I'd never read one of these again. The women in these books, no matter how accomplished they are, always seem to revert to being awkward teenagers and lose all their self confidence over one man. A man who is almost always being an outright douche. Although Jason does not fit the douche-bag category, he was actually very sweet, Madison does fit the "female loses all self esteem" one and that annoyed me. I mean, he's telling her something even before he knows everything and she's still causing unnecessary drama all by herself. Breathes.

Anyways, I know this won't be the last one I'll read. It's a vicious circle for me, but I think readers who don't get bored by my biggest pet peeve mentioned above will enjoy it.

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