Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cover Reveal - Not Quite Perfect

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal for NOT QUITE PERFECT by Rebecca Norinne. This is the first standalone title in The Rocky Cove Series, and it releases on September 26th. Check out pre-order links, and a trailer for the book, below!


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NOT QUITE PERFECT by Rebecca Norinne

Releasing September 26th

Blurb: I can’t believe I met the perfect man ... On the ferry to my mother’s wedding, I met the most amazing man—his love of Faulkner notwithstanding. Professor David Carstairs was funny, intelligent, and had the sexiest hands I’d ever seen. A conversation about classic American literature led to a romantic dinner at his house ... and then a whole lot of dessert afterward. I’d never done anything like that before, but what we had was something special. Unfortunately, everything came crashing down the next day. Because my supposedly perfect professor? His dad just married my mom, and now he’s my stepbrother! Thanksgiving dinner just got a whole lot more complicated. I’ve finally found the perfect woman ... En route to watch my father marry yet another young gold digger, I met the perfect woman—her hatred of Faulkner notwithstanding. Victoria Witherspoon was kind, witty, and had the most kissable lips I’d ever seen. We spent the day together, and then stayed up all night exploring each other’s bodies. I don’t do relationships, but for someone as perfect as Victoria, I was ready to make an exception. If only her mom hadn’t just married my dad, putting the object of all my fantasies firmly in the “off limits” category. And I thought the holidays were awkward before.

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About the Author


USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes sexy romance from the heart. Her heroines are bold and headstrong, and her heroes will do anything for the ones they love. When not banging away at the keyboard, she is watching rugby, enjoying a pint of craft beer, or traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next book. Originally from California, Rebecca currently resides in a small coastal community outside of Boston where she's renovating an antique colonial built in the 1700s and trying valiantly not to be eaten alive by mosquitos.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Review - Wicked by: Jennifer L. Armentrout



Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.



I look at the cover and instantly think oooh mermaids!! Basically my eight year old Little Mermaid self was bursting with joy. However, Wicked was not what I expected at all nor was I the least disappointed by that. This book is dark world filled with dangerous creatures, kick-butt moments, and tons of laughs.

The fact that it was set in New Orleans, made me excited. I have always wanted to visit and I feel like reading a story about the streets, shops, and quarters made me feel as if I got to know it a little better. Plus, now I just need some good 'ol southern sweets!

More than just the world building, I adored each of our main characters. The three we see the most are Ivy, Ren, and Tink. I like how Ivy is kind of a loner in this book. It shows that you still can be  strong and smart without being surrounded by a ton of friends. However, regardless of the life she's forced to live, I'm glad that Ren comes in and shows her that normal is possible. That flips me over to Ren...you green-eyed handsome thing you. Ren appears pretty closed off yet cocky in the beginning but once you start getting into the book and getting to know him, you cannot help but fall for him. With the end of the book being pretty much on edge with how things will play out for these two...cannot wait to see how it will go down.

I mentioned one more character and that is Tink. Tink makes this book; I promise you. The role he plays isn't just comic relief but  an important part and role in Ivy's life and I absolutely adore him! Overall another stunner of a book by Jennifer L. Armentrout. She truly can write it all and I cannot wait to see what she has in that brain next.

- 4 out of 5 Splatters - 



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Review - To Kill a Kingdom by: Alexandra Christo





Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?


This is not the little mermaid. This story is nowhere near the beautiful creatures we all believe that if we spend too much time in the ocean we could meet one. This story is especially not romantic in any sense of the meaning. To Kill A Kingdom is absolutely harsh, adventurous, and painstakingly gorgeous all in one.

I have to admit, it took me about a 1/3 of the way through the book to be absolutely hooked. However, once I got there, there was no stopping me. I read 70% of the book in 24 hours. I lived for Lira and Elian’s story and couldn’t help but keep hoping for a perfect ending.

To Kill A Kingdom is told in alternating view points between Lira and Elian. At first I didn’t realize that because there was no indication on the pages, however it became very obvious. The first thing you learn in this book is how harsh of a world these two live in, especially Lira. Lira is the heir to the Sea Kingdom, a harsh world where sirens steal human hearts. On top of that her mother is Ursula, the mer-people from Harry Potter, and a complete tyrant all in one. There were parts in the beginning of her story that had me completely cringing at the harshness.

On the other side we have Prince Elian who is the golden boy with no desire to rule and all the drive to explore the world. He made it his life-long threat to kill the sirens that so murderously destroy human-kind. You quickly learn that Elian really does have a heart of gold and wants the best for his crew and people.

When Lira and Elian meet, my world sped up with them. I couldn’t help being completely entranced with the two and their journey. I adored exploring the different kingdoms and lore along the way.Overall this book was a fabulous stand-a-lone and I loved it.

- 4 out of 5 Splatters -



Monday, July 9, 2018

Music Monday #66


I have been away for ever... still miss this world so much! Lets see how I do getting back into the swing of things.

One thing that did however, NOT get away from me is music.

Hope you enjoy this week's favorites!



1) Axwell /\ Ingrosso - Dancing Alone

This is my gym jam or dance around the house jam right now.




2) Gryffin (Feat. Iselin) - Just For A Moment

EDM alllll day.





3) Florence + The Machine - Patricia

I mean come on, it's the queen.






So what do ya think? Comments? Suggestions? Love notes?!
PS. If you want to see more of what I'm listening to check out my hash tag on twitter: #JenasPlaylist! :)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Review - Bring Me Their Hearts by: Sara Wolf




Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.

Literally.





Holy wow of heartlessness.  Bring Me Their Hearts is one of those stories that is well, slightly gruesome, but in the best way. I was instantly pulled into the savageness of this story, and as her “heart” thawed, so did mine.

It’s impossible to hate any of our main characters. All have a role and play it wonderfully. Our protagonist Zera, is easily one to root for. The whole time I was hoping she would have a change of heart... ha, ha! Pun totally intended. Her counterpart, Luc is equally the all around good-prince. He's not one of the brooding, devilish but more of an all around good-guy.

On the side characters, I admit was very suspicious of Fione the whole book. She was one of those characters that you can never tell if you can trust or not. It’s a good feeling to hang on the edge of your seat though. Although one of my favorite characters in the whole book had to be Mal. He's amazing, flirty, and protective all in one and I hope his role continues in the next book.

Finally, I do wish the last chapter was drawn out a bit more. I feel like the story built for a very long time and then the heart-wrenching and shocking ending happened very quickly. This is horrible to say, but I was very happy about the ending and had some suspicions it was coming. Honestly, I cannot wait for the next book and will miss these characters while I wait! My heart will hang in the balance with Zera, Luc, and the rest of the gang.

- 4 out of 5 splatters - 

*Special thank you to Entangled Teen for the Review Copy*