Sunday, August 9, 2015

Review: Deadly Crush by Ashley Stoyanoff

Deadly Crush (Deadly Trilogy #1)
by Ashley Stoyanoff

Genre: YA PNR
Published: August 23rd 2013


Dog Mountain is just like any other small town — peaceful and uneventful. Well, that is if peaceful means wolves howling all night, and uneventful means it’s overrun by pesky werewolves, then yes, Dog Mountain is just your average small town.

Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding the dogs doesn’t seem possible. The pack wants him just as much as she does.

Determined to keep him out of the pack’s grasp, Jade does everything she can to gain his attention. Little does she know, Aidan is in deeper with the pack than she could have imagined, and competing for his attention is a deadly game, one she may not want to win.

The e-book is FREE both on Amazon and B&N at the moment

My Thoughts:

5 super stars!

This isn't news: I absolutely love Ashley Stoyanoff's books and I venture to say that this one is my favorite so far. Almost unbelievable considering it's about werewolves but yes, I loved it.

I believe that Ashley's writing got even better. As I said, I loved her previous books but in this one the writing simply flows, I advanced in the book effortlessly because the pace is fast so you can't get bored. But at the same time there is a very good scene description, thorough.

The take on werewolves is original, not only for werewolves being known and treated almost like royalty in Dog Mountain but also I enjoyed the dynamics of the pack. 

At first I thought it was just a regular pnr but no no no!

There is an intriguing plot behind it. I couldn't stop reading because I wanted to discover the truth behind that carefully crafted web of lies.

Moreover, I felt that this time all the characters were well defined and there personalities, nicely built.

Regarding our MC Jade... First of all, I found her name hard to pronounce lol. (maybe is my Argentinian tongue that get twisted but try to say Jade Shaw a few times in a row). Anyway... at first I thought she was awesome: strong, determined, self-confident and somewhat wild but as I kept turning the pages I realized she is plain annoying. She contradicts herself all the time, she is childish and I don't really get what's up with Dom. (yeah, yeah, there was an explanation but I feel like there is more to it)

Dom is great. I wasn't expecting that 'bomb' after Aidan confronted him regarding Jade but that added more to his mystery. I believe he is faithful, a great friend (even after some mishaps) and I want to read more about him.

Marcy is cheerful, energetic and she creates a bright side into a story that is to some extent dark. 

Aidan is a hottie, like every male character that Ashley creates. He is cryptic but I like it. I know there is a lot more to learn about him, specially about his past. He is the Colton Hayes kind of sexy. 

Jade's father and mother... wackos... I want to unfold that mystery ASAP.

That being said... I'll be getting my paws on book 2 really soon.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A cat, a phrase, a comic and a reading spot

A cat, a phrase, a comic and a reading spot. 

This section is an idea I borrowed from Migue and Caro, awesome bloggers of La abadía literaria.
First time on blog here.


This little fellow here is not reading... but this post is for him: my restless Apolo. Because he appeared in my life one morning and even though he was my neighbour's, he chose us day after day and made us his family. It was my pleasure to have you in my life. 
You left us too soon but you will be in our hearts for ever. Take care of us from above. 


Ok... he missed the "books and coffee" part obviously but the rest...he got it right

“The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...”  
― Albert Schweitzer


Except for the toothbrush part, that's Apollo :D


Because my reading spot is never complete without at least one of my cats

I know this was a little on the sad side... but I'm feeling a bit down. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it and I hope all of you who have cats go give them a nice squeeze and make them purr. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

A cat, a phrase, a comic and a reading spot

A cat, a phrase, a comic and a reading spot. 

This section is an idea I borrowed from Migue and Caro, awesome bloggers of La abadía literaria.
First time on blog here.


Aww... cutest thing ever! I wonder what he is reading...


And here goes one by Ed Sheeran... not that I'm a fan... honestly I think I know only 2 or 3 songs by him... but I liked his words. 

“I can't tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” 
― Ed Sheeran


Haha, I always loved Garfield


Dreamy spot. Comfy reading couch, tons of books... I can picture myself with a mug of coffee... PER - FEC - TION!

What's your favorite reading spot?

I hope you enjoyed...

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Books to read when...


  If you want books that have been recently published: 
Personally I read anything but  sometimes 
I yearn to read newly published books, don't you?



Blue by H.J Bellus (2015) NA/ Contemporary Romance
Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry (2015) Contemporary Romance
The Leveller by Julia Durango (2015) YA/ Sci-Fi/ Dystopia
Velvet by Temple West (2015) YA/ PNR

    When you are feeling romantic:
If you want your heart to melt you must read these stories



Easy by Tammara Webber (2012) NA/ Romance
The Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning (2001) Adult Romance/Time Travel
Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (2012) YA/ Romance
Something Like Normal by  Trish Doller (2012)  NA/ Romance    

 If you like clean romances:



Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren (2011) Time Travel
Entwined by Heather Dixon (2011) Fairy Tales

 If you like steamy romances:
Want to let your imagination fly?


Tempting the Best Man by J.Lynn (2012) Contemporary
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan (2014) Contemporary
Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton (2015) Contemporary
Manwhore + 1 by Katy Evans (2015) Contemporary

If you want to get out of your comfort zone:
If you are ready to have an open mind, you can check the following stories


While on vacation
(or relaxing next to the pool or the sofa, or wherever your 
favorite reading spot is)


When you’re Back by Abbi Glines (2015) Contemporary Romance
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (2012) Contemporary Romance
Finding Home by Lauren Baker (2006) Contemporary Romance
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (2012) Time Travel

  If you like a good mystery:
Wake up the detective in you and start unfolding the truth


If you like sci-fi:
Have you check these titles?


Children of Time by ADrian Tchaikovsky ( 2015) Space Opera
Nil by Lynne Matson (2014) Dystopia
Cash Crash Jubilee by Eli K.P William (2015) Cyberpunk
Rush by Eve Silver (2013) Dystopia/ Aliens
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (2014) Time Travel
The Girl with all the Gifts by M. R. Carey (2014) Horror/ Post Apocalyptic


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