I’m a biologist turned writer. I write YA/NA paranormal romance books mainly. I’m the author of Devour and have several more books scheduled to come out later in 2013. I book blog for fun. I also have a strong addiction to caffeine and fruit snacks. You can find me in Tennessee with my husband and two Italian greyhounds.
If you ask anyone, I’m a total fangirl! I love the entertainment industry. I love Revenge and the Vampire Diaries on television. My favorite movies are Elektra and P.S. I Love You. I have a definite weakness for Tim Burton movies too. I’m beyond a huge fangirl for Shakira, both her English and Spanish music; Jack’s Mannequin comes in a close second. I have too many favorite authors to list, but Kelley Armstrong and Rachel Vincent are two of them. I’ve read all their books
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- Talented (Talented Saga #1)
on July 16, 2012
I will be the first to admit, I am not really a huge fan of dystopian style books. I actually won this book on a blog giveaway and thank goodness! It was flippin awesome!
The story had great character development. I loved Erik. His character was so flawed but clearly a bad boy with a soft spot for Talia. Henri added a great dynamic to the group and kept it from being too intense.
This is another book about a supernatural school, but it was done with little focus on school like activities and more about the missions the teams went on. The story kept me in suspense from mission to mission.
The first chunk of the story focused on explaining everything, but still kept me interested. Then once the author got into the meat of the story, I became glued. The book had its' hooks in me for sure. The last part of it brought the story together and was filled with action.
I was not thrilled by the epilogue, but something had to give, right? The story left a lot of loose ends and the epilogue was told by Donovan's P.O.V.
I guess that was the point, because I promptly went to Amazon and purchased book 2 (Caged) in the series. I can't wait to find out what happens to Talia and her friends in the next book!! Check Talented out, you will love it! I give this great YA dystopian read five glitter stars!!!
- Pandora's Key
on July 19, 2012
Pandora's Key was a very intriguing book. I was skeptical after the first couple pages, but it quickly picked up speed and I held on for the duration. The story was gripping and I couldn't put it down.
Evangeline was a character that remained very confused throughout the book and I kind of liked that she wasn't some kick ass hero. The characters each served a part in the story and I liked the way they were weaved into the story.
The only negative about the book was the fact that it wasn't told only through Evangeline. Malledy served as a second narration and I found it to be unnecessary and out of place in spots. I understood the author's intentions, it just didn't flow.
There was a lot of mythology and that kept it interesting. All in all, I enjoyed the mystery and it sucked me in. The story made sense and I was satisfied at the end of the book.
This is the first in a trilogy and I can't wait to see what the next book holds. This is a great paranormal YA and I highly recommend it:)
- Devour, Warm Delicacy Series, Book 3
on March 01, 2013
Finally!!! I was so stoked to get to read this book. I impatiently waited and think I even told Megan to write faster :) I had to know what happened after Indulge. The first two books in this series, Savor and Indulge were great and this book didn't let me down.
I love Claire. She's always there to try and save the people she loves. She's has a strong personality and is a firecracker. Then there's Arrick....mmmm...how perfect is he? I would be the luckiest girl in the world if I was Claire. I like how protective he is of Claire, yet respects the heck out of her.
This book didn't include Robin as much, but Claire got to explore her friendship with Liz more. I liked that they brought her into the fold. She was just what the book needed as far as characters went.
Baal? Ugh, she did a great job making him the villian. The way she wrote him, I wanted to reach into the pages and strangle him. Then there is Ana. I hope there is a fourth book, because I want to see more of what Ana is up to. I wasn't a fan of Titan or Ronon so that kind of killed some of the books excitement for me personally.
Overall, this was an awesome book. If you have read the other two books in the series, you wont be dissapointed in this addition to the series. Hold on to your hats everyone, because this one was a wild ride! It was a fantasticYA paranormal romance and I give it four glittery stars!!
- A Club Named Desire Novella: Lust
on May 18, 2015
This was a great novella to kick of this trilogy. I can't wait to see what happens next! It was extra steamy and had me begging for more.
on April 19, 2016
This series just gets better and better! I love Spencer and her friends! We get to know Thayer a lot more, and some of the twists were unexpected! I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for the next book! Five glittery stars!