Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Lions Lady By Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood is one of my favourite authors and has written some of the most awesome historical fiction I have ever come across. Last week I read her crown spies series which includes; the Lions Lady, Guardian Angel, the gift and the Castle.

Blurb: The Lions Lady is a story of a white girl, Christiana, who was brought up and protected by an Indian tribe, Dakota, in America. She was given to Merry, a native American, by a English woman Jessica before she died. Merry bought her to the tribe an as   . The Indian shaman had seen her as a lioness protected by buffaloes and the bought her up as their own. She was raised and bought up by Merry and her husband in a way that she could go back to England to find the man who killed her mother.  Christiana find her maternal aunt and comes to London to attend her first season. She is an instant hit and is called the Princes by the Brummell himself. She is able to keep herself detached from everyone except a man called lion.

Lyon has retired from war department and is busy escorting his sister to the balls as it’s her first season. All women are scared of him and run the other way when they see him coming. He is intrigued when his friend, Rhone, asks him to get personal information out of the beautiful Miss Christiana as a bet. When Christiana does not cower before him and evades his questions successfully he finds himself following her to next event. Lyon cannot understand his fascination with the woman but he is determined to know her past and he knows he’d be successful if it weren’t for the attraction he feels towards her. How can he investigate her if all he wants to do is touch her whenever she is nearby?

Review: This is one of my favourite historical fictions. Lyon and Christiana are so much fun to read about. Lyon is amazingly hot and Catherine is one of the few fictional women I admire. Read it as soon as you get some time. Trust me you dont want to miss this. :)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Blurb: Katarina Bishop is was an art thief. Now she goes to the most expensive private school and leads a some what normal life. When she is kicked out for something she did not do and finds Hale in the car that was supposed to take her home she knows her dream of leading a normal life was in great danger of never coming true. Hale informs her that her father was wrongly suspected of stealing some art that belonged to a mysterious and dangerous Arturo Taccone, she knows she can not turn her back to her family now. She needs to find the real criminal and get the Arturo and the Interpol off her fathers back. The task ahead of her is difficult especially now that she has found out that the art was stolen by Visily Romani (someone who is not to be messed with). Will she able to go back to her normal life after all this is over or will she be drawn back to the dangerous and exhilarating HEIST SOCIETY. 
 Review: I have read first 2 books from Ally Carters Gallagher girls and realized that they promise a lot but but fail to deliver. They are a dream come true for girls who wanted to read about a spy school for young girls ( few years ago I was one of those....ugh who am I kidding I still dream about them). The descriptions are perfect, the characters are cool but some how the book lacks that WOW* effect. 
When Heist society was recommended to me at that time I was not aware that it was penned by Ally Carter and I got really excited to start it. When I was done with first chapter I felt like yeah this seems like a good book. It had not WOW'ed me but I liked it. Then I remembered that I have felt this way before and checked out the authors name and google'ed it. I found out that Gallagher girls and Heist society where penned by the same person and realized that was why I felt like I was familiar with the style.
Heist society (for me) was way better then Gallagher girls even though they both shared a sense of.....umm...flatness, I guess. Heist society was interesting and I wanted to read more after I finished it. I liked Katarina Bishop (I never understood how her mind worked though). She is smart and not smug about it. I wished her thinking process and her feeling were more detailed so that I could understand her character. Her on and off  hot and charming boy friend, Hale (who literally follows her every where and seems to have no life  of his own) works great as an eye candy. Her team mates (her enigmatic uncle) were so much more interesting. I really liked the setting of the story which was all over Europe. The author has done a lot of research about art theft and it shows. It is the information that I enjoyed the most (I watch White Collar :p). 
This is a good book and if you want to check it out then go in with low expectations (you will not be disappointed that way).

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

Kate Daniel is an urban fantasy series penned by the married duo, Ilona and Gordon Andrews. It is one of the best urban fantasy series out there. It is a bit gritty but loads of fun. The authors have created a world where technology and magic reign over the world in shifts. When the magic hits it claws away at huge sky scrapers and stops anything that works on electricity. Its a world of witches, mages, werebeings, vampires and necromancers.
Kate Daniels is a mercenary and she may not be happy with her life but she is content or as content as some one who was in hiding and could not afford personal attachments can be. Kates only attachment is to her guardian and his wife and when her guardian is found brutally murdered Kate is ready to move mountains to look for the murderer and bring him/her to justice (her own brand of justice that is). She is even ready to work with the Order. She expected that the finding the murderer would not be easy but what she did not expect was that she would come across the Beast Lord, Curran ( I love him and I am sure you will too and build a working relation with him (of sorts).
We do not get to know much about Kate's past in the first book but the authors reveal enough to keep us hooked in. The series gradually become a lot of fun and you find your self waiting for the next book.
Magic Bites
Magic Burns
Magic Strikes
Magic Bleeds
Magic Slays
Magic Rises
Magic Breaks
I just finished Magic Breaks ( #7), the latest installment, in the series. I did not love it as much as the previous book but the chemistry and the characters were as much fun as before. And Roland was awesome too. I can not wait until Kate and Roland lock horns again. Its a series you have to read to know what its all about it, the experience is very hard to put in words.
The best thing about the books is the world building and how everything just falls into place. It never seems like authors are trying to bring things together they just are. The characters are crazy and most of them you can relate with or at least sympathize which makes the books so much real.
So if you are a huge fan of Urban Fantasy and enjoy eccentric characters this series is made fro you.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


Hi Ayesha,

Jo-Anne has invited you to the event: Giveaway for WONDERFULLY WICKED by CJ Burright. 

Date: August 28, 2014 10:55AM
Venue: Pure Jonel
Location: Online worldwide, Cyberspace, Canada-

A dreamcaster with the ability to channel creatures from her nightmares, headstrong and cynical Kalila Montgomery longs for a peaceful, picket-fence life… until the man literally of her dreams kidnaps her.

Survival quickly becomes her number one goal, yet a growing attraction to the man in her nightmares is impossible to ignore. While she fears he will kill her, other, more terrifying enemies surround her, and Kalila succumbs to his scheme to escape. She may be his one hope for freedom…

A deadly combination of power, cunning, and cold-hearted charm, Lydon v'al Endrian fears nothing. Feels nothing. Chained to a brotherhood of men with the supernatural ability to invade dreams, he hunts dreamcasters to be harvested for their dreams and killed. His target: Kalila Montgomery. But Kalila awakens an undeniable dark desire and a longing for a freedom long-lost.

To gain everything he craves, Lydon must seduce Kalila before his plot is discovered… a hopeless challenge which, if failed, will earn him a death-sentence. Caught up in a dangerous world of secrets and obsession, doubt and betrayal, Kalila and Lydon face the nightmare of their lives, where love will either deliver them—or destroy them both.

Enter the two giveaways for prize pack or ecopies of Wonderfully Wicked by C.J. Burright! 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Hi guys! You'd never guess where I am.....

I am at a hotel near Niagara Falls! I just got here from the new York City! !! 
Yes I am in the United States of America to visit my aunt in LA but with a few stops. I spent 5 most awesome days of my life in NYC and I loved it! I got to see the Statue of liberty,  the Empire State building, Central park and...the times square! 
I also visited Museum of Modern Art for free ( it's free every Friday 4-8 pm). I got to see some paintings by Picasso and Vincent Van gogh (starry night).  I will upload pics and much more info about the city that never sleeps soon. Right now I gotta hit the bed so that I am fully awake when I see the Niagara Falls tomorrow. 
Ciao :*

Monday, 7 July 2014

Ramadan is here! so are oil laden delicacies :p

Hi (and Assalam Walaikum)!
How are you guys??? I am fine and fasting as its the month of Ramadan. It is a month during which all the Muslims worldwide fast to relieve our bodies and spirit. Though we do stuff ourselves with delicious fried food and amazing desserts as soon as we hear the maghrib azaan and I dont think it helps our body much.
Muslims love ramadhan not just because of its holy and its the month when devil gets chained up in hell but also because we get to meet all our friends and family over aftar and share amazing food. If you ever come to Pakistan (that is if you are brave enough to catch a flight here and drive through the criminal laden streets) you should really try some of the dishes mentioned below:

  1. Biryani (spicy rice served with chicken or mutton)
  2. Samosas ( filled with spicy mincemeat or spicy potato paste)
  3. Shami Kabobs ( here its written as Kebab)
  4. Aloo Kachories ( there are no words that can describe its awesomeness)
  5. Pani puri
  6. Dahi puri

Oh Man! I am getting hungry just thinking about them. I am not going to torture myself any more and if you are interested in more Pakistani food I will write another post but after Ramadhan of course :).
It is also the month during which World cup is happening in Rio, Brazil. Today its Brazil against Germany!Are you excited to see that match?
I think Germany is going to make it to finals this time :).
Any ways the point of this post is that as so much is going on I havent been able to post since I got back from Malaysia. I have read and re-read a lot of books and I wanna share them with you and will do soon as I start getting at least 6 hours sleep :). I have also joined an online course which starts on 14th July 2014.
Right now I am compiling a list of books that have been or will be released this month. But its not likely I will be able to post much.
I would really like some book recommendations, I would really like to read a book which has all these elements: action, adventure and romance :p
I also have also started reading The Husband Maker for blog tour and I am really liking it so far.
Take care guys and Happy Ramadan

Saturday, 21 June 2014

bookshout! free book: Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall

Embark on a seafaring adventure in a brand-new series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall. After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But will dangers from the sea and from man keep them from the peace and love they long for?
Link: Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall