October 31, 2012

Review ~ Lightning by Taryn Kincaid

Title: Lightning
Author: Taryn Kincaid
Length: 41 pages
Released: October 18th 2012 by Decadent Publishing

In mystic Sleepy Hollow, succubus Lily Night put her prom date, Campbell Jones, into a coma after a night of wild, unbridled sex. She has steered clear of mortals ever since, afraid of damaging them or worse, not to mention the inconvenience of knocking out the power every time they have sex.

Successful architect Campbell Jones has lived with strange powers and a sexy secret since that prom night. He’s buried himself in work to forget the woman who’d dumped him at the ER then vanished from his life without a trace.

Neither Lily nor Campbell have forgotten that night or the love they’d shared. Will a 1Night Stand help them bury their past?

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October 30, 2012

Sweet Heat Trick or Treat Blog Tour - Gamer Halloween

Trick or Treat
Gawd the Heat
Book Boyfriends are mental-sweets!

Welcome to the Sweet-Heat Trick or Treat Tour!

A fantastic group of bloggers and authors are teamed up to celebrate Halloween with their readers in the Sweet-Heat Trick or Treat Tour running October 11th through 31st, 2012. 

Every day for the next 21 days, you’ll need to go the Road to Hell series blog and see whom the blogger of the day is. You'll have to visit those bloggers to receive your “treat”, which is a word, along with their “special” blog for that day. Each blogger has the option to hold a separate contest apart from the BIG giveaway, so be sure to check out each blogger each day!!

The word in the photo is your “treat”! (You can find it at the end of this post) Make sure you keep it in a safe place. “Visit” the Road to Hell series (http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com) tomorrow, and each day thereafter, to find the next “treat”! The Sweet Heat Trick or Treat Blog Tour ends October 31st and on Halloween you’ll return to the Road to Hell series blog and receive your final word. Here’s the “trick”—you’ll have to arrange all the words you’ve received each day into a sentence and then provide the sentence in the rafflecopter provided. New entries will be added to the rafflecopter each day so be sure to check back at the Road to Hell series every day to increase your chances of winning!

BUT! Before I give you the real "treat", let me tell you how I celebrate the Halloween.

We don't really celebrate Halloween in Hungary - damn!

I'm sorry I can't share my experiences with you in connection with Halloween, but instead of that I decided to show you how I will kill the time while my friends are away causing people's heartattack...
So, I'm gonna celebrate Halloween in.... 


Yes, you probably saying that NO WAY anyone can be such a geek. Trust me, there are a few thousands of us from every corner of the world. And we are all coming together in Tyria to play along, have an incredible fun in the best MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) on the market, called Guild Wars 2

Okay, okay, but what the scratched pumpkin is Guild Wars 2 ???

For generations, war and chaos raged across the land of Tyria. Five great races competed and warred against each other, struggling to tip the balance of power in their favor. Then the dragons woke. The all-powerful beasts stirred from their millennial sleep under earth and sea. With their magical breath the dragons spread destruction and created legions of twisted slaves. 

A deathless dragon named Zhaitan raised the sunken nation of Orr, triggering earthquakes and tidal waves that destroyed entire cities across the Sea of Sorrows. Zhaitan's undead armies surged from the sea, hungry for the destruction of the five races of Tyria: the charr, a ferocious race of feline warriors; the asura, magical inventors of small size and great intellect; the norn, towering shapeshifters from the frigid northern lands; the sylvari, a mysterious young race of visionary plant folk; and the humans, an embattled but resilient people. 

Now heroes from the five races must set aside ancient rivalries and stand together against their common enemies.

Now let's see, what exactly we're - the new heroes of Tyria -, going to do on Halloween's night...

Shadow of the Mad King

Release Overview

500 years ago, a tyrannical Krytan king was slain by his own people, those who had suffered greatly during his reign of lunacy. It is said that this king’s body was chopped into pieces, and his spirit was banished to the Underworld, but that he can return to the mortal realm for just one day a year: on Halloween.

Of course, that’s just an old folktale. Isn’t it?

It’s been 250 years since the last alleged sighting of Mad King Thorn’s spirit, and today, Halloween is safely celebrated by children (and merchants) all across Tyria.

But! Strange energies are rising under the autumn moon. Is there perhaps some truth to the old stories? Do you dare to find out what’s really going on?

Shadow of the Mad King is the first major game release for Guild Wars 2 and will go live on October 22. This new game update will include a number of new features for all of our players to enjoy, new content to explore and see, and a week-long Halloween event.

Halloween in Tyria has taken a dark turn. The old stories have been proven true: Mad King Thorn is very real, and his insanity threatens to corrupt all of Tyria. Brand-new Halloween activities, maps, puzzles, events, and surprises await the brave adventurer.

Soo... Unfortunately my computer would blow up if I tried to record videos, but I know a few crazy people who are always make fun videos. 

My favorite things in this game are the jumping puzzles. 

Jumping puzzles are open-world mini-dungeons that require the player to find the right jumping route to a hidden chest. They are sometimes guarded by veteran enemies. They currently reward a Jumping Puzzle achievement for completing each individual jumping puzzle, usually combined with a Grand, Magnificent or Splendid Chest. Some puzzles have multiple chests and false endings. 

And they're also the part of the game that can drive me nuts!! I'm HORRIBLE at jumping puzzles. They took me hours (and hair) to complete sometimes. But they're still fun!

So, one of the new stuff in this GW2 Halloween event is a new jumping puzzle, called Mad King’s Clock Tower – Only the Mad King himself could imagine up such a devious jumping puzzle. You’ll need nerves of steel and steady feet to claim the treasure at the top of the Mad King’s tower.

I always fell off the little, slim parts of the puzzles, but manage to jump a long distance *shakes head*. Looks like I'm better in the more difficult puzzles, than in the originally easier ones. 

The final and the biggest event is related to the Mad King himself. 

This group dungeon is Act 3 of the Halloween Event. Ascent to Madness -- The beautiful lion statue in Lion's Arch has shattered, and in its place, there is now a portal to the Mad King's realm. Steel yourself if you decide to enter this nightmarish world of madness and mirth where heroes battle to keep the Mad King locked away and harmless.

Besides these, there are fun little Halloween things aroung the world, such as Carving Pumpkins. Interacting with them will change them into a jack-o-lantern. Or There is a huge cauldron in the middle of town to which jumping in grants you a random costume to use in costume brawling. 

Haunted doors have also started popping up around the land. These mysterious creations are interactive objects that can reward players with goodies or punish them depending on your luck. When a player interacts with one the door will open, revealing either an enemy, dynamic event or a Trick-or-Treat Bag. They can be used multiple times before they disappear and killing the ghoulish foes will also net you an achievement.

The Mad King is really maaaad. He tells jokes, they're usually TERRIBLE!

The Mad King begins with a small introduction before telling a random joke.

"What this celebration needs is a bit of humor. Unfortunately, the court jester couldn't make it tonight. Luckily for you, in addition to being wise and generous, I am very, very witty. Listen up!"

Okay, I give you a Mad King joke to get a better picture...

"I know you mortals are always interested in the future so I will give you a little preview. Two hundred years from now...YOU ARE ALL DEAD! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

See?? I told you. They're HORRIBLE!!

After each of these jokes, any player that fails to laugh is killed, and the king states that:

"One way or another, my jokes always slay the audience.(if someone doesn't /laugh)
"Although I know the joke was rewarding in itself, here is a little something for those who laughed." (if someone /laughs)

For all of you sad sops who don't know the rules, hear me now! You must do only what your Mad King says, and nothing else! Consider it a lesson in obedience.

"Sadly, it is time for me to go.
Do not weep, for it has been a glorious night!
Look for my heralds, mark the signs that foretell my coming, for I will return!
Farewell, my loyal subjects! Here is a final gift for each of you!"

Anyway, I’m sure you’ve all skipped this to hit the point of this post, and I hope you’ll leave a comment with your thoughts about the Shadow of the Mad King or you can tell me how will you celebrate Halloween! Don’t be shy! 

So, here is your "treat"....

Return to the Road to Hell series (http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.comblog tomorrow and receive your final word! Also, you can find the previous stops with their "treat" on the left sidebar at the RTH site

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October 29, 2012

Liebster Award!

Here I am trying to decide what to say... a Thank you, or DAMN YOU, Kristina for this! LOL

We did this with my fellow hungarian bloggers too, it was a lot of fun, but took a few hours. But we did 10 questions instead of 5, like we do it now, so I guess this is going to be easier. Anyway, I made up my mind, so THANK YOU, KRISTINA for thinking about me. mwuah!

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October 21, 2012

Top 5 Sundays #112 - Books I Would Love to Get Signed by the Author!

Hey everyone!
It's the Top 5 Sunday again!! 

Here is this really cool event, i'm following for a while now, called "Top 5 Sundays" hosted by "Welcome To Larissa's Bookish Life"

1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme I chose (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention this Blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Fell free to use the Feature's image (there is a smaller size version of it bellow)
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.

The theme for today is:

Books I Would Love to Get Signed by the Author
*in no particular order

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October 18, 2012

Review ~ Hidden by P. C. and Kristin Cast

Title: Hidden
Author: P. C. & Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night #10
Length: 320 pages
Released: August 16, 2012
In the must-read tenth installment of the #1 New York Timesbestselling vampyre series by PC and Kristin Cast, Darkness won’t stay hidden for long… “Move over Stephenie Meyer.” –People

Now in Hidden, the tenth installment of the series, the stakes are higher than ever before.

Neferet’s true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they’ll need it, because Neferet’s not going down without a fight. Chaos reigns at the House of Night.

My Thoughts:

Jesus…why do we need to read this, again…? They could write ONE quite  GOOD book out of the last four in this series, but this is just waste of your money, not to mention your time and your hair...

Seriously, If Kalona and Aphrodite would not be in the books, I would not read even a letter more of this. God, Goddess, Santa Claus or whatever we have, somebody save the world from being in need of such a heroine, like Zoey, because we’re seriously will be screwed then. I swear that even my one-year-old niece would be better choice. As Nyx said; GROW THE F*CK UP, Z!!

FINALLY…finally we got rid of the love octagon in the previous books, so please, just please don’t bring Heath back, let him rest in peace, pretty please!!!

Unbelievable that we are still at the same point where we were 1200 pages, three books before. They could write a 40 pages long FREE TO DOWNLOAD novella out of those things that are worth something in this book…hell, in the last three books.

I’m going to start a petition to declare the day of the last book’s release as a public holiday and MAYBE we can close this ridiculous story once and for all. (I know, I know… if It’s crap, then I should stop reading, but my curiosity is a pain in the ass and I want to know how it all ends… :P )

Could I say more about this book? Sure. I could.
Is it necessary to say more about it? Of courseeeee….NOT!

Anyway, let’s see an über-super promo trailer (sarcasm!! Okay, it’s actually not that bad…)

Overall: As my Mucsi colleague would say; to know more about the risks and side effects, read….eh damn you, just do whatever you want! Recommended only for masochistic readers, Hardcore fans and for those who have infinite patience.

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October 13, 2012

Spotlight: Tasting Fire by Shelly Holt

"if you want to lose yourself in an original, intelligent, romantic, SEXY, adventure, this is your book!"

Hi everyone!

Shelly is here with us today and she’ll be telling all of you about her newly released paranormal romance titled Tasting Fire and she's giving us a little peek into the book too ;)

Shape-shifters have always walked the earth. Shrouded in myth and folklore, hiding in the shadows, watching and waiting. Advances in modern science are now about to reveal them to the world.

Kai Tenzin is the self appointed leader of the Pari people. He and his kind evolved from the most reclusive predators on earth, the Asian Snow Leopard. They live and hunt in the most fearsome and rugged terrain known to man, the Himalayas.

As a young man, Kai left his small village where the mountain touches the heavens, determined to do anything to protect his people. When he is forced to enlist the aid of the beautiful American scientist Dr. Rae Hales, the last thing he expects to find is a woman who will ensnare his heart and endanger them all.

Their action-packed adventure will take them around the world to discover the truth behind the legends and reveal the future of humanity.
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October 10, 2012

Review ~ Her Guardian Angel by Felicity Heaton

Title: Her Guardian Angel
Author: Felicity Heaton
Series: Her Angel Series
Length: 110000 words / long novel
Released: July 2011

Her Guardian Angel - Paranormal Angel Romance Book

A love so strong it will shake Heaven and Hell.
A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heaven asks of him, but even his loyalty has its limits. When his superior orders him to gain Amelia’s trust through seduction, Marcus starts to question his mission and his feelings for the beautiful woman he has watched over since her birth.
Amelia has gone from one bad relationship to another, so when a gorgeous guy moves in next door looking like Mr Right, she hopes he doesn’t turn out to be another black knight in disguise. But there’s more to Marcus than meets the eye, and when he rescues her from three demonic men, Amelia is thrust into his nightmarish world. On the run from demonic angels and the Devil himself, aided by warrior angels and their amazing women, Marcus and Amelia discover a love that will last forever.
When the strength of that love is put to the test, will Marcus and Amelia win their fight for survival against the odds or will they lose in a deadly eternal game between Heaven and Hell?

My Thoughts:

Her Guardian Angel is book four in Felicity Heaton’s Her Angel romance series. Can you read this without reading the other books in the series? Yes, you can,  all of the stories in the series stand alone, joined by character and world only, and do not need to be read in order.

The first half of the book was a little bit boring to me. You know the same old introduction scene where the hero and heroine first meet (although they already met, they were neighbours), then going for a few dates talking and thinking and talking and.. you get the picture. But I did love the scenes set in Heaven. Marcus, as a Guardian Angel, had to report to his superior about his mission: Amelia.

Now, the second half is a completley different story. I freakin' loved it!!! Not because of the action scenes (there wasn't too much), but because of the lot of different, unique, outstanding characters, because of the whole world which is not black and white, you never know who's on your side, what's going to be their next move, we expect the so called good guys to be GOOD and the bad guys to be BAD, but both side can suprise you. The hierarchy of Heaven is fascinating. There are various kind of classes, such as Guardian Angels, Hunters, Mediators, etc. distinguished by their armor's and wing's color. The storyline was incredible. I didn't count how many times I said "WOW" out loud, but until this point only three authors (Kenyon, Ione and Moning) could surprise me with so many totally unexpected twists and turns. Now Felicity officially joined to that crew.

Although I didn't really fall in love with Marcus & Amelia, and their relationship, the final twist raised it to an entirely new level.

The side characters - to me - were more interesting than the main characters. I'm planning to read Taylor's and Einar's book ASAP! And thank god I already had Veiron's book (which is book 5). Why am I always attracted to the bad boys? In this case one of the Hell's Angels. Don't miss his book!

Favourite character(s): Veiron, Taylor
Favourite scene(s): When Veiron tells the truth about the game Heaven and Hell are playing.
Favorite quote(s):
" There was no way that he was going to let anything happen to her. Even if her survival meant the end of the world as they knew it, even if her existence beyond this point caused a catastrophe, he wasn’t going to let her die. He couldn’t allow it. Not even if it was Heaven’s decree. "

Overall: It was a great book with some of the mosts suprising twist I've ever read, an excellent sotryline set in a pehonemenal world.


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October 8, 2012

Burning Blog Tour

Welcome to the Burning Blog Tour hosted by pure textuality !

Burning is a short story at only 13 pages long. It is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Light on the romance. It's a prequel in the Demon Legacy Series.

Title: Burning (Demon Legacy Series Prequel Short Story)
Author: J.M. Gregoire
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Pages: 13 (Short Story)
Available Formats: .mobi, .epub, .pdf

Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16004680-burning

Book Synopsis:
Lucas was a typical playboy - lots of alcohol and a different girl every night. 

One woman brought his emotional walls and the beliefs he used to build them crumbling to the ground. 

Now, an unexpected visitor is going to change both their worlds forever.

My Review:

I'm not a big fan of short stories, but if it's a prequel in a series, then I like to read them so I can get an idea of what to expect from the first full lenght novel. And I have to tell you, that Demon Legacy Series seems to be very promising.

In Burning we meet the hero, Lucas nd his new found love, Natalia. A vampire and a witch. There's really nothing paranormal happens before the end of the book. Lucas tells us how they met, how they spend the time together from then on and a little bit about his life. 

Then near the end the POV changes for one chapter and we're in Natalia's head. And this is when we learn about her important job. She's a records keeper. And she holds an information that could turn our little peaceful planet into the demons' playground. This is the information that every demon wants to put their hands on. This makes Natalia a target.

By the very end of the book Lucas has one mission. 


While Lucas's character didn't really get me hooked, the turns of events really make me want to read the first book in the series already. Vampires, witches, demons, angels, a bloody battle for Earth and who knows what else we can expect from this series.

For more information regarding J.M. Gregoire and the Demon Legacy series, go to http://jmgregoirebooks.com

Blog Tour Schedule:
Check out the other stops for this scorching tour and enter all the giveaways!

10/2 Night Owl Reviews
10/2 Demon Lovers Books & More
10/2 Fresh Fantasy Fiction
10/3 Once Upon a Time
10/3 My Hidden Bookshelf
10/4 Promiscuous Diva
10/4 Bookhi
10/5 Andrea’s Amazing Reviews
10/5 Becca Hamilton Books
10/6 Debra’s Book Café
10/6 The Brunette Librarian
10/7 Fictional Candy
10/7 Punya Reviews
10/8 The Secret Sanctuary of Books

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