Saturday, November 28, 2015

Review: Slut by Jettie Woodruff via Goodreads

Slut (The Twin Duo, #2)Slut by Jettie Woodruff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

--- After "Nightmare" Reviews #1 ---

4,5 -Two kinds of crazy storms- Stars

Well, I dont know if I still remember how to review a book. It feels like forever.


Slut is the second book of Gabriella and Paxton. In the last part of Suit Gabriella was arrested.

Slut takes it the story from that point and now Gabriella is all alone with lots of secrets. She doesnt have any answers but she has tons of questions.

I am at peace. I am at peace.

I love Twin Duo a lot. To be honest, I dont know why. The reason may be my twin obsession (lol) or it maybe Paxton's asshole persona or the love of their imperfect family.

In Suit I had a theory and I wished it was like that just to complicate things more. But in this book I still enjoyed the way of the story turned out.

I didnt like Lane from the first moment I met him in Suit. In this book I didnt like him to act like a saint and act like he was better than Paxton.

Paxton...I know a lot of people dont like Paxton and I have no idea why I loved him so much from the first second. I mean, he is a jerk, an asshole, manipulative but...I dont know. There is something about him that make me love him. He still needs a good kick in the ass, though. But I cannot be immune his sexy bastard persona and his soft sides I saw in this book pretty clear.

Gabriella...I didnt like her old self but I can understand why she became like this. I wish she could stood up for herself but I didnt like the fact that she was taking help from Lane.

She fell in love with her husband. She is easily manipulated by him. She loves him even while she was hating him. Just like a stupid little fish.


While I was reading Slut I always asked myself the same question: If I were Gabby would I watch/listen the records? I mean she knew there was something big, something that may change everything so after she found some kind of happiness with her new life was it necessary to listen them? My answer was changing with every record. First I was saying "Yes, I would totally try to learn all the secrets" and the next I was refusing the idea.

There is always three sides; mine, yours and the truth.

I really felt bad for Gabby that she couldnt remember her past but as Paxton said the situation was also bad for him. He know some things he did and he didnt want Gabby to learn them but also he was learning some secrets about Gabby and couldnt have any answers for his questions. It was just fucked-up.


No matter how much they become dysfunctional, I loved the relationship between Pax and Gabby. Especially the change in Paxton in this second book. They were hot as always and I could read more of their hot scenes(lol) In nutshell, I loved Pierce family.

Beside from Pierce's, Mi was my favorite person in this book. She was just crazy and so cute. I was so glad she is added to this series. Her effect was like a "magic" to the story.


The only problem about Slut for me, I felt like it was rushed at the end. I mean, I was more than willing to read more of the story. I have still some questions but they didnt bother me. I liked to answer some little questions by myself even if they are not true. But I am so glad there will be more Gabby and Paxton (hopefully more Paxton) in December. I cannot wait to read more of them.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Interview with Ana Medeiros: the great author of The Raven Room

Thanks to Ana for this great picture!!
Isn't she lovely? ;) xx

   #Hi Ana! This is my first interview and I’m so glad it is with you. Hope you’re ready to answer a lot of questions. I’m so excited for your answers. Let’s start with easy question. I know your readers want to know more about you. What can you tell us about yourself? Who is Ana Medeiros?

              I can sway from being extremely reserved to overly outspoken, depends how much coffee I’ve had that day. I’m also very open-minded…but if you have read The Raven Room that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

   #When did you decide to write? Was it always in your mind or was it just a spot decision?

             I grew up surrounded by people who truly valued books so I always loved to read. When I was in my late teens I wrote a book that will never see the light of day (I will take it to my grave with me!). I always wanted to give it another go but life kept getting in the way. Two and a half years ago I started dating a TV/Film writer and I found myself spending a lot of time at coffee shops staring at him while he wrote and so I thought – now is the time!

   #You said you started dating with a film writer so you thought it was time. I think we should really thank him about his part in your writing journey. I'm curious if you are still dating him? Or he is just an old news ;)

              The TV/Film writer and I are still together and I dedicated the book to him :) Without him there wouldn't be a Raven Room!

   #Your first book is The Raven Room. As a new author, how do you feel about this? How was the journey of publishing your book?

             It’s so exciting! The journey of publishing The Raven Room was pretty straightforward. I wrote the book and as I was trying to find an agent I was also sending the manuscript to publishers. Diversion Books showed interest and said yes. I had given myself a deadline – if I couldn’t find an agent and or a publisher by a certain date I was going to self-publish it. I’m very glad I went with Diversion Books because a good editor is indispensable.

   #What did inspire you to write The Raven Room? What was that final push to make you start this book?

              I needed a new challenge. Also, the last five years of my life gave me plenty of material to draw from. It would be shame not to put it to good use.

   #Well, now…Let’s talk about Doctor Julian Reeve…What can you tell us about him? Was it easy to write his character? Did someone you knew inspire you about his persona or did you have anyone to picture as him in your mind?

              Julian’s character is mostly the combination of a few men that have, in different ways, changed my life. He’s not based on one particular person. From all The Raven Room’s characters he’s the one that feels the most comfortable to me. Maybe because he’s pragmatic and not overly emotional and I can personally relate to that.

   #What about other characters in the book? Alana, Meredith, Peter, Grace and Pam…What can you tell about them shortly? As an author and the creator of these characters what do you feel about them?

              The Raven Room is Julian’s story. All of these characters are connected to him and their actions directly or indirectly affect him and his life. None of them are easy characters to love and that’s ok because they are not meant to be likeable or unlikable. They are meant to be interesting.

               Due to a particular decision she made involving Julian, Meredith is probably the character that awakens the strongest feelings in readers. And yet, in my eyes, she’s the strongest character because she has so much potential for self-growth. She’s a twenty-three years old young woman. She will make mistakes, she will learn and she will grow.

   #What was the hardest part to write in the book? And what is your favorite part of the book?

               Probably the mystery elements.There’s a reason why I don’t like puzzles! My favorite part of the book is the scenes between Julian and Alana. Like any two normal people who are discovering each other they can’t get their hands off each other (they were my excuse to write all those sex scenes!).

   #Okay…Now more personal question for you. In the book there was a part of Meredith and Julian about BDSM. What is BDSM for you? Are you familiar with the lifestyle?

               I’m knowledgeable about the lifestyle but I’m not active in the BDSM community. Unfortunately there are so many misconceptions out there of what BDSM is about. That’s why I want to highlight the fact that The Raven Room isn’t a book about BDSM.You see Julian and Meredith’s character have that discussion because I wanted to make it clear that Julian isn’t a member of the BDSM community and his sexual behavior shouldn’t be categorized as such.

   #One level more personal…Have you ever been in a club like The Raven Room or would you want to go to one?

               I’ve been to sex clubs but never one as opulent as the one I describe in the book. If a club like The Raven Room exists I want to know what I need to do to get a membership!

   #Back to the book…I know the second book is written. So in the second book, what awaits us? And can you tell us the name of the second book or do you prefer it to be a surprise? 

               You will meet a couple of exciting new characters! You’ll also see how Julian and Meredith’s relationship unfolds after the events that took place at the end of book one. You will learn more about Steven Thompson’s character and the club…while a lot of the question get answered new ones come up. The only reason I can’t share the title of book two is because it might change between now and the time it gets published.

   #You left us with a lot of questions at the end of the Raven Room. What do you feel about it? Did you like torturing us like that? LOL.

                I swear it wasn’t on purpose. The Raven Room is a continuous story told throughout three books. I had to end book one somewhere and knowing what comes next…that was the sweet spot.

   #And now I want to ask one question mostly for my benefit. But I know there are some people out there that want to start writing. As an author, what advice do you have for amateur writers and to the one who wants to start writing?

                Come up with story you want to tell, something that excites you, then create a writing schedule that works for you and set a deadline. Stick to it. It’s all about enjoying the process and putting words on the page. And do it over and over again.

   #As final, is there anything you want to add and tell your readers?Well, I think I asked everything. LOL.

                 Thank you so much for the amazing support! Can’t wait to share the rest of Julian’s story with you.

   #Congratulations Ana! You finished all the questions :) 
Thank you for your time. I’m appreciated that you accept to do the interview. I’m so glad you wrote The Raven Room and this book brought us together.

Interview with Ana Medeiros by Abby.
November 6, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Review: Sex Love Repeat by Alessandra Torre via Goodreads

Sex Love RepeatSex Love Repeat by Alessandra Torre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 -Read.Love.Repeat- Stars!

Here the confession...I didnt read any Alessandra Torre book before. I used to think myself as a bookworm but I'm not sure after I join in GR. This site shows me how less I've read.
I want to say sorry to all the great authors I havent read yet. Forgive me, I'll make it up to you. Promise!


There is a lot of great reviews about this book so I wont make this one long. It will be about just what I'm thinking.

I love this book so much. It was fun, sweet, hot and surprising. I loved all the characters so much.

Maddison is in the relationship with two men. She loves them both, she cares them both. Some might think she is a bit*h but ofcourse not. I really love her so much. She is so sweet, caring, sexy, fun...easily lovable.

Paul...He is so easy and carefree. His relationship with Maddison is like air. You know, the kind of love that gives you goosebumps and tingling sensation.

Stewart...He is difficult, intense. He is opposite of Paul. His love...intense. Maddison and Steawrt's relationship reminds me fire. When they are near each other it is like fire. Their love burns you, takes everything gives everything kind of love.


Maddison has two different lives with two different men. She is determined to seperate two lives which makes a lot sense.

Sex.Love.Repeat is beautiful book till the epilogue. But after the epilgue this book becomes great. I wasn't expecting that information in the epilogue. I was so okay with the story till that time. But after I'd read epilogue I was like "Well, wow. I wasn't expecting this"

This book is 5 stars but not 5+ stars for me. Why?  
Because I cannot erase the sad feeling about Stewart. I know it might be weird but I really didnt want them to be apart. Because they have that chemistry that burning sensation and I feel like that perfection is wasted. I think I loved Stewart so much my heart is aching for him. No matter he seems like he found his happiness[ Because I cannot erase the sad feeling about Stewart. I know it might be weird but I really didnt want them to be apart. Because they have that chemistry that burning sensation and I feel like that perfection is wasted. I think I loved Stewart so much my heart is aching for him. No matter he seems like he found his happiness </spoiler>

It's pretty low possibility but if you didnt read this book, read it. I'm sure you'll enjoy. Because this book is hard to not love.

Review: The Sect by Courtney Lane via Goodreads

The SectThe Sect by Courtney Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3,5 Stars

The Sect is the first book I have read by Courtney Lane. This book is hard to review for me. Because I have some things I like and some things I totally disliked...Now, I'll just try to describe my thoughts and feelings about it.


Keaton Mara aka princess aka Mute looks like she has everything. Her parents love her, she has great life...Atleast it was how it looks from afar.

But, she isn't happy. She has a lot of burden. She is in danger...

In this situation Keaton decides one thing: She ran away...

Where? Anywhere and everywhere...She left everything behind and became a homeless. Started to live in the streets. But it wasnt the real change in her life.


The change in her life came in a moment. With one pair of hazel-blue eyes...

Keaton was choosen...To be given her freedom. But what is the freedom?

Now...What I am thinking about this book??

In the beginning the author Courtney Lane wrote that she didnt let her mother to read this book because it was dark. And that cause me to have some expectations...


My dislikes?

# The book was censored. I mean, when I'm reading a dark book I want to feel the emotions of the character during those scenes. Cause that makes me closer to the character. Let me understand their feelings and developments. I dont mean that I love to read disturbing scenes. But there is a reality that while reading those scene you feel the transformation inside their minds and bodies.

# I couldn't feel the connection between characters, atleast not as much as I wanted. Thats why I felt like Keaton was always being punished, debased and she was being delusional about Noah's feelings. I thought she was being pathetic. Because I needed to feel the development of the feelings and fights about it. When I didnt feel it I just thought it was forced.


My likes?

# I loved the storyline. It was strong and this book had a lot of potential.

# I liked the twisted persona of Noah. His motivations...Also his idea of justice was twisted but understandable.

#I liked the ending of the book.


This book was my first buddy-read. It was with my lovely friend Brenda. I enjoyed a lot reading this book with her. Thank you babe! xx