Brianna Lee Book Reviews

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I love to read and review books! I consider myself a bibliophile - books are my addiction. I have always been an avid reader and I enjoy reviewing books to help authors and fellow readers with my honest opinion. I love all fiction but my favorites are Paranormal/Urban Fantasy and Contemporary Romance. I read Adult, Young Adult, and Mature YA in print, e-books, and sometimes audiobooks. If you would like me to review your work, contact me at briannaleeereviews@hotmail.com and we can discuss it more. Rates are $12 for 50K words or less; $20 for 50K-100K words; and $30 for 100K words and more.

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  • Faelorehn - Book One of the Otherworld Trilogy on July 08, 2012

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The title of this book as well as the cover is what initially sparked my interest. I am a big fan of paranormal books. "Faelorehn"is unlike anything I have ever read however. And that is a good thing. Of course, I love my vampire and werewolf books but it was refreshing to read a book that was original. It was obvious that author Jenna Elizabeth Johnson did her research before writing this book. "Faelorehn" deals with Celt mythology, among other things, and I only know a little about it but everything in this book matched what I knew. Again, its refreshing to know that an author isn't going to throw a book together without learning some background information on their topic. I liked the characters of this book as well. Meghan, the outcast, with her unsettling eyes that tend to disturb people. Also, people think she is crazy because she sees and hears things that noone else does. Of course, we know the most about Meghan but that is because she is the main character...it generally tends to happen that way. I think Johnson gave us just enough information about Meghan's friends without shifting the focus to them too much. As for Meghan's love interest Cade, he was a mystery. But I think Johnson meant it to be this way for now, leaving us looking for answers that we will find in the next installments of "The Otherworld Trilogy". Any good author would do that if he/she was planning to write a series. All questions can't be answered in the first book, nor can all problems be solved. I think Jenna Johnson did a good job with her first novel in her trilogy. I look forward to Meghan's journey and learning the answers to all the book's mysteries. Brianna Lee of Brianna Lee Book Reviews Http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com
  • What Kills Me on Aug. 10, 2012

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I will give this book 4 STARS! I really liked this book and I will read more of Wynne Channing’s work. I read this book extremely fast. It was a quick read, but I thought it was a good read. I think it would be cool if she had a sequel (or epilogue type short story) to “What Kills Me” so that we could see what happens in the next chapter of Zee’s life. I would recommend this book to anyone whom enjoys Young Adult, Paranormal Romance. Zee is a very untraditional vampire and that scares the rest of the vampire empire. All vampires have a creator, except Zee. When she fell in to a well of Ancient Vampire blood, she emerged a vampire. A long ago prophecy predicted Zee’s arrival, but also said that Zee would be the destroyer of the entire vampire race. Zee knows she is really strong but she doesn’t feel like a danger to anyone. The vampire empire can’t take that risk so Zee has been ordered to die. Could the prophecy possibly be true? Can Zee survive when the entire vampire race wants her dead? Find out in “What Kills Me” by Wynne Channing! I loved the characters and everything they did. I found myself laughing out loud a few times with things that Axelia (Zee) would do. I mean come on! A super strong vampire screaming out of fear of bugs? That’s funny! Zee didn’t really consider herself a dangerous vampire though, she thought of herself the same way she always did. She was just a shy 17 year old girl that preferred playing scrabble with her parents than partying with kids her age. One trait she definitely held onto through her transition into a vampire was her motor-mouth. Whenever Zee got nervous she would talk so much and just ramble on and on. I liked the relationship between Zee and Lucas. It was clear in the beginning Lucas couldn’t stand Zee, and Zee thought Lucas was a jerk. With everything that they experienced together though, they developed a strong bond. They began caring for each other. I found myself routing for their love, wanting them to kiss, wanting someone to confess their feelings for the other! I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw progress in their relationship. Lucas was always so serious, so whenever he would crack a smile, I found myself smiling too. Overall, I think that this was a fun and exciting read. The only downside was that it was pretty short. BUT! That is only because I liked it so much I didn’t want it to end, though I wanted to see what happened next. I also thought that the cover was really beautiful – this book was just the total package! I think that everyone should go out and read “What Kills Me” by Wynne Channing. I know that I am definitely going to check out more of her work and add it to my ‘to be read’ list. Brianna Lee Book Reviews http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com
  • Romancing The Sword Book One: Kingdom of the Void on Aug. 14, 2012

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. “Kingdom of the Void” is the first book in the “Romancing the Sword” series. I enjoyed the way Samuel Z Jones portrayed the characters. I really like the main character, Montesinos DeSilva, but I also liked the supporting cast. I found the bits of humor in some of the dialogue to be great. Overall, I give this book 3.5 STARS. I liked the adventure and the action in this story; I plan on reading the second book in this series, “Far Hrinor.” The summary pretty much tells you the main points of this book, but just in case you haven’t seen the summary I will give you a brief recap. DeSilva was raised by his aunt Eliana, the Warmistress of Silveneir. Eliana taught DeSilva how to fight with a sword. Silveneir was ruled by women and DeSilva’s aunt arranged for him to be married. DeSilva was supposed to be married to a lady from the Clan Kavnor, from another village. DeSilva did not want to be married to someone that he did not choose himself. He wanted to have his own freedom in choosing his wife, but nobody would hear of it. The only solution DeSilva found was to escape Silveneir and venture to a neighboring village of Daricia. Only once there, he realizes that there may be a lot more trouble in Daricia than an arranged marriage back home. To top off the trouble, DeSilva’s supposed bride has followed him. In the end, was escaping from home worth it? Is DeSilva going to have to marry her anyhow? Or is all the trouble in Daricia going to end the marriage, and DeSilva anyways? Find out in “Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones! All in all, I rated this book 3.5 STARS. I found all the action to be great and I thought it was pretty cool to read about the powerful all women societies. I know that wasn’t so great for DeSilva, but as a reader it was nice. I liked the bits of magic in the story as well. The thing I didn’t like about this book was the vocabulary. It was really hard to keep track of all the places and their names. I was honestly confused about who was who and what was where. But, besides all that, I enjoyed this book and will read the second installment in the series, and possibly more of the author’s other work. Check out ‘Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones now! Brianna Lee Book Reviews http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com
  • Romancing The Sword Book One: Kingdom of the Void on Aug. 14, 2012

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. “Kingdom of the Void” is the first book in the “Romancing the Sword” series. I enjoyed the way Samuel Z Jones portrayed the characters. I really like the main character, Montesinos DeSilva, but I also liked the supporting cast. I found the bits of humor in some of the dialogue to be great. Overall, I give this book 3.5 STARS. I liked the adventure and the action in this story; I plan on reading the second book in this series, “Far Hrinor.” The summary pretty much tells you the main points of this book, but just in case you haven’t seen the summary I will give you a brief recap. DeSilva was raised by his aunt Eliana, the Warmistress of Silveneir. Eliana taught DeSilva how to fight with a sword. Silveneir was ruled by women and DeSilva’s aunt arranged for him to be married. DeSilva was supposed to be married to a lady from the Clan Kavnor, from another village. DeSilva did not want to be married to someone that he did not choose himself. He wanted to have his own freedom in choosing his wife, but nobody would hear of it. The only solution DeSilva found was to escape Silveneir and venture to a neighboring village of Daricia. Only once there, he realizes that there may be a lot more trouble in Daricia than an arranged marriage back home. To top off the trouble, DeSilva’s supposed bride has followed him. In the end, was escaping from home worth it? Is DeSilva going to have to marry her anyhow? Or is all the trouble in Daricia going to end the marriage, and DeSilva anyways? Find out in “Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones! All in all, I rated this book 3.5 STARS. I found all the action to be great and I thought it was pretty cool to read about the powerful all women societies. I know that wasn’t so great for DeSilva, but as a reader it was nice. I liked the bits of magic in the story as well. The thing I didn’t like about this book was the vocabulary. It was really hard to keep track of all the places and their names. I was honestly confused about who was who and what was where. But, besides all that, I enjoyed this book and will read the second installment in the series, and possibly more of the author’s other work. Check out ‘Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones now! Brianna Lee Book Reviews http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com
  • Deadly Obsession (Deadly Vices, Book 1) on Sep. 26, 2012

    I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. Kristine Cayne is a very talented writer! I really enjoyed reading "Deadly Obsession" and I definitely believe this book deserves a top spot in the charts. I give this book 5 STARS for a multitude of reasons: Ms. Cayne has an amazing writing style, this book was perfectly paced, the characters were relatable and loveable, and the plot was great. I just felt "Deadly Obsession" was an overall great book and I loved every minute of it. This book has all the ingredients for the best-seller recipe: high school crushes, second chances, adult romances, love, hate, violence, obsession, guilt, and the deep dark secrets of the past. Put all this together with an incredibly sexy Hollywood movie star, a single mom who is a department store photographer, a bunch of fans, and a psycho stalker killer. Sound good yet? I thought so! Nic "The Lover" Lamoreaux is one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars. He finds it very important to make as many movies as he can so he can make money to protect his secret. Then there is Lauren James, a department store photographer and single mother to a young son. After winning a photography contest, Lauren has the chance of a lifetime. She gets to be the sole photographer for a photo shoot with Nic "The Lover." It turns out that Lauren remembers Nic from high school and he had the starring role to all her naughty fantasies. Lauren is Nic's dream girl, and after discovering she really has talent, he decides to help her with her career. One thing leads to the next and Nic and Lauren fall in love. Problem is, one of Nic's fans doesn’t like Nic with any girl - especially not one he is actually in love with. This stalker calls herself NicsBitch and always happens to know everything. Small threats lead to serious matters, and things get ugly real quick. Nic doesn't think Lauren is safe with him anymore and wants to protect her and her son at all costs - even if the price is his heart. Who is this stalker and how do they know everything about Nic? What exactly do they want? Will Nic and Lauren find a way to be together? Was it ever really meant to be in the first place? Find out in this great 5 STAR book by Kristine Cayne "Deadly Obsession." I thought the characters in this story were great! I instantly fell in love with Nic and Lauren. And this love was not just an insta-crush...nope I loved these characters more and more as the story went on. I found them relatable and just plain real! Even though Nic was this hot shot Hollywood actor, he just wanted a calm and normal life. He loved his fans, but he hated the Hollywood life. I also love Lauren’s character. She is a strong woman and single mother. She wants the best for her child and works hard to get it. I am a single mom so I really enjoyed that Lauren was too. And it kind of gives you hope that there are good men out there who want to be with you even if you already have a child. I liked that she was a strong character and knew what she wanted. I loved Nic and Lauren together. They made me smile, laugh, ooh and ahhh. But, I also got upset when outside forces were trying to tear them apart. I enjoyed the supporting cast as well. I really liked Remi, he was so funny! I thought Nic and Remi had a great friendship and they always made me laugh. I look forward to reading more about Remi in Kristine Cayne’s next installment of this series. Altogether, I thought this book was great and I definitely recommend this 5 STAR book. I loved the suspense and the romance. It just went together perfectly! I just can’t get over how much I fell in love with Nic and Lauren. I was routing for them and wanted them to have their Happily Ever After. If you love Adult Romance, Suspense, Humor, and Thrills, then you will love “Deadly Obsession” by Kristine Cayne. I think everyone should check this book out – it was just that good! Brianna Lee Book Review http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com
  • Wildcat In Moscow on Nov. 24, 2012

    “Wildcat in Moscow” by Ellen Whyte I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This book was great! I absolutely enjoyed everything about it. This full-length novel had romance, violence, and organized crime – all this put together equaled loads of excitement. I give it 4.5 STARS overall, for being such a good read. I would recommend “Wildcat in Moscow” by Ellen Whyte to Adult readers who like Romance and Mafia-type stories. Chelsea is a young and naturally beautiful girl that traveled the world trying to create art, save endangered animals and encourage fair trade amongst people. After her mother’s death, Chelsea went to collect her trust fund, only to find out that her stepfather stole all her money and started debts in her name. When dangerous people come looking for their money, Chelsea finds herself in a lot of trouble. She became known as “Wildcat” throughout all of Moscow, because she kicked a drug lord in his family jewels and took out the rest of his office as well. Chelsea did all that in self-defense because they were going to kill her over unpaid money. With people wanting revenge on Chelsea for her Wildcat ways and a debt that she was stuck with because of her loser stepfather, Vlad and his team need to help protect Chelsea. The characters in “Wildcat in Moscow” were fabulous! I loved Chelsea; she was such a kickass protagonist! I thought Chelsea was wicked cool being able to knock some grown men down with her ninja skills. Vladimir was “colossal in every way,” and I will just get it out there now and say that HE. WAS. HOT! Throughout the story, I was routing for Chelsea and Vladimir’s love. I did not want Chelsea fighting her feelings for Vlad because she didn’t like the things he involved himself with. I wanted them to be together regardless of all outside forces trying to take them down. I also thought that Vlad’s team was amazing; they were just a bunch of fun men and they instantly accepted Chelsea as “one of the team.” And…they were pretty hot too! I think the author did a great job at world building. As I said before, I loved the characters but I also loved the setting. Everything was just great. “Wildcat in Moscow” by Ellen Whyte, should be added to your To Be Read list – especially if you enjoy the Romance and organized crime scene. This is an adult book, however, because of some violence and sex. It was not an Erotica, but the sex scenes were detailed to the point that I would not recommend “Wildcat in Moscow” to Young Adults – this novel needs a mature audience. This 4.5 STAR book was just really good overall. Check it out! Brianna Lee Book Reviews http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com
  • 100 Hot And Sexy Stories on Nov. 24, 2012

    “100 Hot and Sexy Stories” by Antonia Allupato I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Antonia Allupato created a collection of erotic short stories, one hundred to be exact. “100 Hot and Sexy Stories” are each very explicit and vivid – there is nothing left up to the imagination. I enjoy Erotica, but I like when there is a story behind the sex. I personally would rather read about the relationship as it grew so that the sex scenes would be more exciting. I like the buildup. My personal rating of this book is 2 STARS. But, that is completely personal and I know the next person very well could consider this a 5 STAR book! The stories in this book are all about two or three paragraphs long – give or take. Each one is short, quick, and to the point. The people in these stories waste no time to get down to business. A warning to all those who are planning to read this collection of stories…these are not for the shy type. Even those of you who read “Fifty Shades of Grey” for example may blush as these stories. The language in this story may not be what is in your usual Erotica novels. It is very graphic…and I mean explicit. I am by no stretch of the imagination a prude, but even I shook my head at certain parts. I would recommend this collection to people that like very explicit Erotica, which is short and to the point. I would also advise readers that are into “classy Erotica” to be cautious when approaching “100 Hot and Sexy Stories.” Since the stories in this collection are extremely short, there is no time for any actual story. It is pretty much 100 different sex scenes. As I pointed out above, this book is not going to be for everyone. There was definitely one story that gave me the creeps…it was about a mailman that got caught up in a snowstorm. If you read this book and read that story, come back and comment here and tell me what you thought about it! If you prefer to read vivid sex scenes in moderation, then I am not sure if you could handle the intensity of “100 Hot and Sexy Stories” by Antonia Allupato. There is no break from the sex and sex talk. Do not expect to find any casual conversations, hangouts, or adventures…everything is hardcore. Now, if you’re into the hardcore stuff then I would say give this book a chance – it might be exactly what you are looking for. If you’re not into hardcore sex, well…I warned you! Brianna Lee Book Reviews http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com