Princess Eva Rose

Special Princess, avid reader, fear reviewer and lover of romantic story arcs.

A truly heartwarming story (not!)

Perdition - Ann Aguirre

Ladies and Germs, here I present to you a story of true love and gory killings set in the wonderful, idyllic place of the Conglomerate's high security prison where inmates are send there for life.

 

Isn't it wonderful?

 

 

The main characters and perfectly adjusted human beings;

 

Dresdemona Devos; Dred was thrown in prison after having become single handed the most feared female serial killer in the known Galaxy. She is the newly appointed Queen of a miserable piece of space in the prison that has no guards and whose only rules are survival of the fittest. She climbed through power by killing the former ruler in the most gruesome way imaginable. Dred rules her demesne with an iron fist and shows her enemies no mercy.

 

Jael; This man is the product of a laboratory experiment in hopes of creating a super soldier. He is almost a hundred years old and has worked as a mercenary after having escape the lab and murdered the scientist doing experiments on him. He was a character in the Sirantha Jax series and he appeared in Doubleblind. The gist is he betrayed Jax and then for some reason or another he took March, Jax's lover, place in a prison where he served for almost 30 years until his genetic disparities where discover and he was thrown into Perdition for "safe keeping." Jael is a mean son of a bitch who has worked as a mercenary for more than 50 years and vows he will break out of Perdition because no jail will ever hold him for long. He joins Dred's territory soon realizing that it is the smartest choice.

 

The story;

 

Aguirre pulls no punches, this book is one long and gory mess at times. There is no one innocent in Perdition, there is no such thing as remorse or flowers and sunshine. This story is dark and gritty and horribly in tune with the reality of how a prison where the worst of the worst get thrown into with no supervision should be. 

 

At its core The Dred Chronicles is not hard sci-fi but rather Space Opera as there isn't an emphasis in technology but that was just fine with me. I get bore with books that get overly technical, I rather read Space Opera. There is ton of deadly drama aboard the prison ship as gangs fight one another for territory and the best thing that can happen for Dred is recruiting Jael as he becomes key in helping her against her enemies. And believe me this people are scary, these men are hardened criminals that don't have an ounce of goodness in them. There are plenty of action scenes and skirmishes, anyone can die at any time.

 

Dred and Jael form a relationship that is both slow and believable and... you are going to think I am crazy but.... it is actually kind of touching. That's crazy because these two people have no remorse, they are the perfect anti heroes with some of the darkest past but here I am cheering that they break out and go out into space together.

 

The prose:

 

Unfortunately I can see why Aguirre might have lost readers in the first couple of chapters, her prose doesn't come up to scratch until mid way through. But if you persist and stick to it she finds her pace and it is a fantastic story to read. 

 

In conclusion:

 

I was looking for a fast paced story set in space or fantasy genre and I found it, this book really sated my thirst for a take no prisoners heroine and a hardened Alpha male that does not look down on women. Ann Aguirre is definitely an author I am willing to read more books from and I will definitely pick up her Sirantha Jax series.

A not so beautiful mess...

The Beautiful Ashes - Jeaniene Frost

This book was a mess but at least it provide me with something else to think about besides life at the moment.

 

Unfortunately, this book reads like the first draft of what could be a good series. Frost went a little overboard with the religious overtones and it didn't seamlessly blended into the story very well. All the characters where sad caricatures and I do admit to having skimmed more than once around useless dialogue.

 

The chemistry between the main romantic couple was forced instead of natural and I ended up hating on Adrian and his little boy ways. He sends Ivy all kinds of mixed messages and I can't forgive him for having chocked her to get her powers to react no matter how much Ivy reasoned her way out of her anger.

 

Most of the time the plot runs around like a chicken with its head cut off much like its supposedly smart and brave heroine who is really just a dumb girl. I was annoyed at how with no training whatsoever she was able to fight off demons and how loopholes just appeared for her to succeed. That does not make for a very good story because it reads like the author wants the character to win no matter what impossible odds are presented.

 

Overall, I was expecting more and didn't get it but at least it served me as a distraction.

Bound to Accept Unbanned...NOW PUBLISHED ON AMAZON!!!!!

You can now get BOUND TO ACCEPT on Amazon! (At least, for now.)

I made some changes and they allowed the book to be published!!!! :')

You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Bound-Accept-Ne...

Thank you so much to everyone who helped me, gave me advice, and supported me!

Oh my gosh, I am so happy!!!!!
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BOUND TO ACCEPT Has Been Banned from Amazon

My new erotica novel, BOUND TO ACCEPT--a consensual erotica novel between two childhood friends-turned-lovers--has been banned from Amazon, and so will not be released as scheduled.

 

 

This is a total kick in the pants for me, because this is the second of my books to be banned. The first was TERRORSCAPE, which can only be purchased on Smashwords.

 

Due to these unforeseen circumstances, the only place you will be able to buy BOUND TO ACCEPT is from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/467099

 

I'm terribly sorry for the inconvenience.

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Kind of tiring but not in the good way

Long Hard Ride - Lorelei James

It's really weird for me to like a menage book but I liked this one. It was fun for like 40% of the way through until it blurred into a haze of blowjobs, lube and double penetration antics that involve some pain. It ruins the scenes for me whenever an author introduces pain during penetrative sex, it just turns me off and well that started to happened at about 50% of the way through when Channing and Colby have buttsex and the pain scared me off. It was a fun book, some good sex scenes in the beginning, some good dialogue but not too much substance mostly just sex which is okay but it got tiring.

The Rook - Daniel O'Malley

There is a decent concept buried under all the terrible, choppy writing and flat character execution but it wasn't enough to get me to read after the 25% mark. 

It broke alright and now I dunno how its going to get fix

Magic Breaks - Ilona Andrews

While the Kate Daniels series is one of my favourite series and I have become a die hard fan of Ilona and Gordon and their awesome writing this book was just... not up to snuff.

 

It is heartbreaking to write this because I went into this book as blind as I could, I had expectations but I tried to tamp them down and read this book without even making updates on my reading progress so as to not spoil myself and be influence.

 

 

***spoilers abound after this***

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For Those Who Wish to Do Something Kind, There Is a Little Boy Waiting for a Card

A little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish: he wants a box full of birthday cards.

If you would like to send him a birthday card, please mail him a card to:

Danny Nickerson PO box 212 Foxboro Ma 02035

Here is the original article:
http://abc7ne.ws/1yMJofB

I'm sending him one, and you should too! It's such a simple way to make a little boy's day. ♥
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EDIT BY Eva Rose: 24/06/2014

 

Sadly I haven't had much luck in this department this year but I remember the euphoria of first discovering the Kate Daniels series.

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John Green Really is an Entire Bag of Dicks

Like, odds are good you probably knew that already, but Jesus fuck, that's a doozy. 

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God damn awful!

Royal Obsession - Cyndi Friberg

****Angry rant ahead because this book is just garbage. You have been warned.****

 

I fucking hate this book, it is one of the most disgusting books I have read along The Golden Dynasty in terms of rape culture and misogynist males that think raping their women is best in the world.

 

The hero belongs to a secret society of killers that where once a thriving race that was massacre by the female protagonist peoples. They live underground and when they need women they steal them from above, rape them until the woman gets pregnant and then take away the child if its male and cast her out, if the child is female they just drop them off somewhere and go off to find another woman to rape.

 

Seriously?

 

Yes. I'm fucking serious!

 

I could barely believe it.

 

In fact, if the girl they kidnapped is virgin they tied her up and gang rape her for shits and giggles.

 

No joke the hero threatens the female protagonist with this until she tells him she is not virgin. Lo and behold she only gets to be rape by the hero exclusively then. How romantic, how fucking amazing.

 

FUCK THIS BOOK, FUCK THIS HERO, JUST FUCK IT ALL!!!!!!!!!

Took a sharp dive into the deep sea and never recover....

Mr. Perfect - Linda Howard

This book started out fine but at about 50% it took a sharp turn and rolled downhill really fast and never stopped until it reached rock bottom. It was fun at the beginning but it got scary and depressive at the end. It also dabble to much into the myth of "Men are from Mars, Women from Venus" and I gotta confessed that I just don't subscribe to a theory that separates the sexes so completely.

 

I felt like Howard wanted to make a feminist statement however it came out as rather angry instead of profound and that rubbed me the wrong way. Don't even get me started with the psychological profile of a killer who hates women that further implied a man vs. women theme in the book. I wish Howard would have attacked the real culprit and that is the "mind set" that oppresses women.

Terrible

The Intern: Vol. 1 - Brooke Cumberland

How the hell did I get suckered into paying for this book?

 

Oh, yeah, the cover, the only good thing this book has going for it is the cover. Everything else is just stupid, I can't believe adults would get fooled by an idiot teenage girl with a forge resume and student number of someone else and it held up TO A SERIOUS INVESTIGATIVE COMPANY'S BACKGROUND CHECK?

 

WHAT. THE. FUCK?

 

This girl would have to pay thousands to get top of the line forge papers, that shit ain't cheap but she makes it sound like is "easy." I can't with this book, it insult my intelligence.

 

 

I dunno anymore

King's: Book 1, The KING Trilogy (Volume 1) - Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

I kind of like it and this is really weird because it is basically the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning re-written.

 

The sibling going missing, the strange new world the protagonist is plunge into, the mysterious dude who wants her to use her new found "gift" to sense the "artifact." It is way too damn similar but King wasn't as nasty as Barrons and I liked Mia a heck of a lot more than I liked Mackayla so I dunno.

 

I might pick up the next one but don't hold your breath.

58%

King's: Book 1, The KING Trilogy (Volume 1) - Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

I dunno how to feel about this book, I kind of like it but at the same time I am concious that it is a knock off of The Fever series and we all know how I hated it that one.

 

 

Dear John Green, STOP perpetuating the myth that films with female leads are risky!

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Literally one week earlier...

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A month ago...

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Dear John,

 

It's not courageous at all. Women in leading roles are a sure thing, we have been for a while. But thanks for perpetrating the sexist myth that films with female leads are a risky venture that require courage in order to complement yourself, and the producers of your film, at the expense of all these other female driven films.

 

This is like telling a woman "you're so courageous for leaving the house dressed like that." It's not a compliment.

 

We don't need a "nice guy" to write a story about us, and then pretend like he is championing our cause while completely ignoring and even tries to erase that we've already been doing this for ourselves long before you ever came along. 

 

As for an indie film adaptation of a YA teen romance...image

 

Unlike TFIOS, Twilight (1st film) did NOT have known actors (like Laura Dern, Sam Trammel and Willem Dafoe). While Shailene Woodley already has an Golden Globe nomination and the successful Divergent franchise under her belt, by comparison Kristen Stewart was a virtual unknown when she took the starring role in the first Twilight film.

 

PS When Stephenie Meyer published Twilight she didn't have over 2 million YoutTube subscribers to drive the success of her novel and film adaptation.

 

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Twice Tempted
Magic Slays
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