Friday, August 16, 2013

Mini Reviews: Fade Out by Rachel Caine and Stern by Brenda Jackson

Fade Out
(Morganville Vampires, #7)
by Rachel Caine
Released |November 3rd 2009 by Signet|
Edition |Audio|

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Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again…
Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve’s castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger—and way more dangerous—than anyone suspected.
I would definitely recommend this series if you like fast paced books that involve vampires. This book was a quick read for me. I listened to the audio of it and flew through. There was so much action involved within the story and I was actually happy to see some tension with the four! Usually they're always on good terms, but it was nice to see that ever thing wasn't so happy with them all the time. It made things feel a bit more realistic. The characters are pretty good within this book there was no annoyances besides Kim and Eve. Eve really got to me in this book because when Kim came along she left Claire hanging and that's not how someone should treat their friend. All she kept saying was that 'Kim is so cool', but she really wasn't. I didn't like her from the start and I also didn't like how Eve treated Michael. I felt really bad for him. I don't see why any of them would question his judgement even though he's a vamp. He's never gave them reason not to trust him. But overall, the book was good and entertaining :) Also fast paced and that is always a plus!

(Westmoreland, #27)
by Brenda Jackson
Released |September 3rd 2013 by Harlequin|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|
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From New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson, comes a new trilogy starring three Westmorelands who are impossible to resist: Zane, Canyon and Stern
Stern Westmoreland never makes mistakes—until he helps his best friend Jovonnie "JoJo" Jones with a makeover…for another man. Now Stern wants JoJo for himself. Their attraction is undeniable and there's only one way to test it: one long, steamy night together as much more than friends!
I enjoyed Stern as a romance and as a character. Stern was very caring when came to his best friend JoJo and always wanted to protect her in anyway possible. I loved the friendship that they had from the start. JoJo was also a pretty great character. I liked that she was strong minded and wasn't an easy push over. Soon the two realized that they had feelings for each other, but didn't want to other to know. I liked the transformation JoJo went through in this book and really liked how she stayed the same and didn't become a different person. Seeing characters from previous books in this Westmoreland series always makes me happy :) I love Thorn and hearing about him briefly was awesome since he is one of my favorite Westmoreland male character. The one thing I have to say was that the romance was a bit cheesy, for lack of a better word. The characters didn't really argue that much and they went along with certain things a little to fast with no hesitation. But overall, I definitely enjoyed this addition in the series.


  1. Oh gosh, 27 books in a series. I'm surprised it didn't get boring. Anyhow I have heard only great things about Morganville series and I hope I'll read it one day. Great reviews Janina :)

    1. Each book in the series is a stand alone so you don't have to by read EVERY book lol

  2. I like fast paced and they would have to be in order for 27 books

    1. They're stand alones and each book is only like 200 pages :)

  3. I like fast paced and entertaining books too, so I seriously need to read The Morganville Vampires series. And I love cowboy type stories, and I am looking forward to meeting Stern. And 27 books is a lot but I think I'll count on the hot, alpha male characters to keep me engaged! lol ;p I'm glad you enjoyed both of these, overall! Fab reviews, Janina! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair