Elena Reviews: “Sempre: Redemption” by JM Darhower

COVER - Sempre Redemption

The synopsis:

In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow.

Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions of a mafia family cost Carmine a steep price: he was forced to swear loyalty to them.

Now, still passionately in love, Carmine and Haven must face the fall-out of Carmine’s forced service, as Haven discovers terrifying secrets about the family that enslaved both her and her mother—and why she matters so much in this intricate web of lies.

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Man Candy Monday: Men in Bow Ties!!!

We all love book boyfriends, so Man Candy Monday is all about sharing the love…and the hot guys around by letting everyone know the book boyfriend you have been swooning over this last week, and why!

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Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Return to Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

The synopsis:

Beckett Taylor is a murderer. His calling, his craft are destruction and intimidation—whether he wants it that way now or not. He left Poughkeepsie to keep his brothers safe, to keep Eve safe. Set up with happy lives to live, they’re better off without him, right?

But all his willpower crumbles when he hears his brother Blake’s frantic voice on the phone. An unknown enemy has moved in on his old territory, and Livia’s been taken. In an instant, Beckett knows it will take an attack only he and Eve can execute to bring her back. All his self-imposed embargoes are torn to shreds, perhaps along with the new man he’s struggled to become.

“Brother, call Eve. I’ll be there soon.”

In this emotional and action-packed sequel to Poughkeepsie, Debra Anastasia conjures a tale of love at its most raw and ragged. With Beckett and Eve, how could we expect anything less? But even when it’s messy, not magical, true love perseveres. Real love finds a way—for better or for worse until death does part.

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Book Club Announcement!!! Our Next Selection is…

Hey peeps!

Well, other than New Year’s Eve the holidays are just about over. That means it’s time for Elena and I to share our winter book club selection with you…

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Sexy Sentence Saturday: Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

sexy sentence saturday

Today’s Sexy Sentence Saturday comes from my favorite book of 2013…Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard. Because the book hasn’t been out very long I’m choosing sentences that won’t be spoilerish for those who haven’t read it yet.

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Saturday Rewind With Tamie and Elena (12/28)

Welcome to Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena. Check out what caught our attention this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Our Favorite Posts of 2013

We’ve had a lot of posts published this year. These are the ones we’re proudest of or enjoyed the most…

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Our Most Anticipated Books of 2014

As 2013 comes to a close we begin anticipating the books that we know are coming out in 2014. Here are the books that are at the top of our…I WANT THIS BOOK IN MY HANDS RIGHT NOW…list 😉


1. The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

2.  Breakable by Tammara Webber

3. Twisted by Emma Chase

4. Better Deeds Than Words and Truest of Words by Georgina Guthrie

5. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

6. Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout

7. Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmersky

8. Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

9. Ripped by Katy Evans

10. Born of Mist and Legend by Kat Bastion

**Anything Kristen Ashley publishes in 2014**

**Although it doesn’t have a publication date yet I’m hoping that  Captivated by You by Sylvia Day is published in 2014**

Books Katiebird’s looking forward to in 2014:

Better Deeds Than Words and Truest of Words by Georgina Guthrie

Ignite Me by Taherah Mafi

The One by Kiera Cass

The Iron Trail and City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Iniquity by Amy A. Bartol

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Raven by Sylvain Reynard


1. The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

2. Up from the Grave (Night Huntress) by Jeaniene Frost

3. Starbright by Alexandra Richland

4. Born of Mist and Legend by Kat Bastion

5. Twisted by Emma Chase

Elena’s Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2014:

The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

Breakable by Tammara Webber

Angel After Dark by Kahlen Aymes

Song of The Fireflies by J. A. Redmerski

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Twisted by Emma Chase

The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen

Toxic (Ruin #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

Forever Your Heart (Beside Your Heart #3) by Mary Whitney

Born of Mist and Legend by Kat Bastion

P.S. We don’t yet know all the books that are coming out in 2014, so let’s call this part one.

FanFic Friday: 2013 Top Ten Lists!

Happy final Fan Fic Friday of 2013! It’s been an amazing twelve months and we are so excited to share our lists of the fics that made our year. Grab a drink, check it out, and then share your faves of the year in the comments below!

Deb: I took a long fic break this year so I’m going with a Top Five. No particular order. 🙂

35+ fics we loved in 2013… after the jump!

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Our Best/Favorite Heroines of 2013

I’ve admitted before that it’s really the guy in the story that normally floats my boat or not…however, it’s great when a heroine comes along that I love as well. Sometimes it’s instantaneous and sometimes it takes a while. Here are the girls that caught our attention in a big way…

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