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Until Lilly Teaser #6


"I think you liked getting mad at me as much as I liked making you mad."

Until Lilly Teaser #5


"I want to sit with daddy."

Until Lilly Teaser #4


"Cash." I can hear the uncertainty in my own voice.

"What baby?" His mouth is hovering over me.

"I...I," I try to close my thighs. His hands slide out. I can feel his fingers imprinting into my skin.

"Don't." He turns his head and I can feel his mouth open over the skin of my inner thigh and suck deep.

"Oh." I fall back covering my face.

Until Lilly Teaser #3


"When aren't you hungry, Jax?"

"When I'm eating."

Until Lilly Teaser #2


"I hope you didn't have anything important to do tomorrow, because there is no guarantee that you're going to be able to walk."

Until Lilly Teaser #1


"Yeah. I missed you. I missed the way you laugh." He pulls my leg up kissing the inside of my inner knee. "I missed your smell." He pulls my other leg up kissing that knee as well. "I missed your touch." He runs his hands up the tops of my thighs. "I missed the way we could talk for hours about nothing and everything." His hands go to my stomach then up my rib cage. "I missed your kisses." His knees spread my legs wider. "I missed your mouth." He leans forward, his mouth landing on mine. "I love you and I'm so glad that I have a second chance."

5 SNIFFS REVIEW: Until Lilly by Aurora Rose Reynolds #Giveaway #Excerpt #BtwTheSheets




There is NO WAY you will ever get our nose out of this book!



UNTIL LILLY takes place four years after the events in Until Trevor, when Cash broke up with Lilly because Jules got pregnant and threatened to abort the child if he didn't do as she said. Cash now has a healthy and energetic son named Jax, he's divorced from Jules, and only sees her when he has to. He still grieves over not being able to be with Lilly, but he doesn't regret what he had to do to protect his son. Then one day when he takes Jax to Jumping Bean, he sees a flash of red hair. Lilly is there with her daughter, Ashlyn, who bears a striking resemblance to Jax, so much so that they could be twins. It's then that Cash realizes that he has a daughter, and that Lilly kept her from him. But he couldn't be more wrong. Thus begins Cash and Lilly's journey back into each other's hearts and the joining of their family.

I'm going to say this right away, UNTIL LILLY was really heartbreaking, but it also showed the strength of true love and family. Cash and Lilly were torn apart by circumstances beyond their control, but fate had other plans. I truly believe that if you're meant to be with someone, you will be. It may not happen when you want it to or in the way that you want it to, but you will eventually be brought together. And that was shown in UNTIL LILLY. It has taken Cash and Lilly four years to reconnect. They both had their share of heartache, but their children also brought them joy. So while this story is heartbreaking and even has some darkness to it, it's also really beautiful. This is probably my favorite book in the Until series so far.



The Guy: Cash Mayson was just enjoying life and the ladies he was with, until he met Lilly and she became the only woman he wanted to be with. But one woman that he had a past fling with, Jules, had plans to get pregnant by one of the Mayson men, and Cash ended up being the one she chose. To protect his unborn son, he broke it off with the only woman he ever loved, breaking both their hearts. But he doesn't regret that he now has his son Jax. But his life is still stained with the pain and suffering that Jules still continues to inflict on both Cash and Jax. The only thing that brings happiness, besides his son, is Lilly reentering his life, with their daughter, Ashlyn.

The Girl: Lilly Donovan had never been with a man until Cash, and he's the only man she's ever been with. She quickly fell in love with him, but after Cash returned home one weekend, he suddenly broke up with her. Then she became pregnant after only one time with him. After confirming her pregnancy, she contacted Cash only to be told to get rid of it. This plunged her into a depression, but determined to keep her baby, she gave birth, then went home to Alaska to live with her parents. When she is offered a teaching job in Tennessee, she moves back to the south with her daughter Ashlyn. She never expected to see Cash again, let alone love him again.

Both Cash and Lilly have matured a great deal in UNTIL LILLY. You can really see a difference between how they were in Until Trevor and how they are now. Going through what they did and having children made them grow up faster than they probably would have otherwise.



The villain, without a doubt, is Jules. She somehow tampered with the condoms that Cash used when he was with her to make herself pregnant by him. Then she threatens to abort the baby if Cash doesn't do as she says. Then when Jax is born, she doesn't treat him like a mother should, and Cash basically raised him himself. Even after the divorce, Jules causes Cash and Jax pain.

Then when Lilly comes back into Cash's life, with their daughter, Jules does whatever she can to discredit Lilly's character and even threatens Ashlyn.

This woman is downright evil. I don't know what it is that she really wanted by doing all this, but she has caused the entire Mayson family nothing but pain and suffering. And the full extent of what she has done is just mind-boggling.




If the romance between Cash and Lilly doesn't make you believe that some people are just meant to be, I don't know what will. These two were torn apart by an evil woman, raised their children on their own (with the help of their families), and endured great heartache. And though it is four years later, they were brought back together, and the love that they had quickly comes back alive.

Lilly is the exact kind of woman that Cash (and Jax) need in their lives after having to endure the poison of Jules for so long. Lilly is loving, cheerful, and nurturing. She is a devoted mother and would do anything for her daughter. She shows Jax the love a mother is supposed to show her children, and that is something that he doesn't get from Jules.

Cash is in many ways a broken man after what Jules did to him, and Lilly's love for not only him, but his son as well, slowly heal him, and bring back the man that he was before.

This romance just really touched my heart, in many ways. 








“Is that what you do? I mean do you often try to hit on women in coffee shops by buying coffee for them?” 

“I can tell you with one hundred percent truthfulness that I have never done that before.” 

“Never.” A look passes over his face I don’t know what It means but I don’t like it.

“Do you date a lot?” I ask quietly wondering if he thinks I will be some kind of conquest. 

“I haven’t dated.” 

“You haven’t dated?” I look him over again he must think I am stupid guys who look like him must date a lot. 

“I have never had to date.” 

“What does that mean?” 

“If I want to sleep with someone I don’t need to date them.” 

“What?” I breathe that is not at all what I expected him to say. “You’re the guy that can get any girl he wants without ever putting any kind of effort into it.” He shrugs the gesture making me feel sick at the same time I want to kick him in the nuts. Maybe the red hair does make me have a temper. 

“I never lead anyone on or tell them things they want to hear.” 

“So that makes it okay?” 

“I don’t know if it makes it okay but it’s who I am.” 

“Well I am glad that this is coming to light now rather than later.” 

“Oh no,” He shakes his head. “This thing with you is something completely different.” 

“Yeah I know.” I tell him crossing my arms over my chest. “Its different because I will not be sleeping with you.” I lean forward. “EVER.” 

“Well I guess we answered the question about red heads and their tempers didn’t we.” He smiles showing off both dimples. “But trust me when I tell you I would not have driven almost three hours to sleep with you that’s not what I am looking for.” 


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REVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Immagica by K.A. Last - Young Adult Fantasy!

Title: Immagica
Author: K.A. Last
Age Range: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: K.A. Last
Release Date: January 26, 2014
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Where anything is possible.
Enter at your own risk.

The night before her fifteenth birthday, Rosaline Clayton uncovers a deep family secret. She receives an amulet from her deranged father, and he tells her she must find the book in order to save him. Rosaline is used to her dad not making any sense, so she dismisses their conversation as another of his crazy rants.

When Rosaline’s brother, Elliot, drags her to their Nana’s attic to explore, they find the old leather-bound book tucked away in a chest. It sucks them into its pages, transporting them to a magical world. Along the way Rosaline and Elliot are separated, and the only thing she wants is to find her brother and go home.

The creatures of Immagica have other ideas. After years of war their land lies in ruin. Using the amulet’s power, they want Rosaline to defeat the dragon and restore Immagica to its former glory. But Rosaline is bound to Immagica in ways she doesn’t understand, and when she discovers the truth about her family, she must follow her heart to save them all.


Once I saw the dragon fight pic with the unicorn, I had to look up pics of black unicorns, because Ira was one of my favorite characters in IMMAGICA.


When I saw this pic it really reminded me of the fight with the dragon in IMMAGICA. There's even a unicorn in the pic! (I think. It may be just a regular horse, but I'm going to pretend it's a unicorn).


Here is a map of IMMAGICA!

5 SNIFFS REVIEW: Immagica by K.A. Last #Giveaway #BooksnifferRev





There is NO WAY you will ever get our nose out of this book!




In IMMAGICA, Rosaline Clayton is given an amulet by her father for her 15th birthday. He tells her to find the book in the attic and go to Immagica, to save the magical world, and himself. She doesn't understand anything that's going on. When Rosaline and her brother Elliot find the book, they are taken into Immagica but are separated. There she meets fantastical creatures and makes new friends, all the while trying to find her little brother. But in order to find him, she needs to defeat the dragon terrorizing the realm. But there is more to the dragon than she could have ever imagined, and she learns things about her family that are better left in the dark.

I absolutely LOVED IMMAGICA! I'd say that IMMAGICA is more like an epic fantasy than just regular old fantasy, because well it's EPIC! We have a young girl coming of age, being taken to a magical world and meeting magical creatures, who goes on a journey or quest to save the world from destruction. IMMAGICA drew me in and I didn't want to stop reading. I sincerely hope that this will be made into a series, because I would love to read more adventures in Immagica.



Rosaline: Our heroine just turned 15 years old, and was given her birthrights after overhearing some strange things her parents were discussing behind closed doors. She enters Immagica with a troubled mind and heart and just wants to find her brother and go home. But as she travels Immagica and meets it's citizens and the beauty that could be destroyed, she realizes that she can't let this world and it's people die.

Elliot: He shares the same birthday as his sister Rosaline, but is two years younger. He gets sucked into Immagica along with Rosaline, but is separated from her when they arrive. While Rosaline's story is playing out, Elliot's own story is being written.

Brynn: She is the first person Rosaline meets in Immagica. They don't exactly hit it off at first, but as they journey, they form a strong friendship and loyalty to each other.

Ira: He is the black unicorn that Rosaline called to her so she could travel easier. The bond that Ira and Rosaline form is very, very strong, and I doubt it can ever be broken.

Sebille & Orin: The fairies! These two are always playing with Rosaline's hair and poking her in the cheeks, but don't let their carefree appearance fool you. They have their own magic and strengths that you wouldn't expect from such tiny creatures. They love Rosaline very deeply.

Lex: The Protector of the very heart of Immagica. He's cute with his geeky quirkiness, but when it comes to the protection of the Eye, he won't let anything threaten it. The Eye holds all the knowledge of Immagica, everyone who has ever visited has their book there. There's a little crush formed between him and Rosaline (and let's just say it's reciprocated).

The Dragon: I don't want to say too much about him because it would give a lot away, but he's the bad guy trying to destroy Immagica.



As I mentioned above, the dragon is the villain of this tale. He's trying to destroy Immagica and is evil to the core. He has the gryphons working for him on destroying the towers surrounding the Eye. All of them have fallen but the North Tower. The dragon has a surprising connection with the Clayton family.




There isn't much romance in IMMAGICA, until Rosaline and her friends reach the Eye and she meets Lex, the protector. And even then it's just little hints. But that's what made it so perfect. It was that awkward moment when a crush is first formed, and there's all the nervousness and blushing. It was just all around sweet and I really want to see more between these two (hint hint series).




There are epic battles all around in IMMAGICA. But it was the battle with the dragon toward the end that really stands out, as it should. That fight was one of the moments in the book that really had me on the edge of my seat and holding my breath waiting for the outcome. And that's all I'm going to say about that, so if you want to see how it ends, you should pick up this AMAZING book!




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Forget Me Not Teaser #2


"Anamae is a threat to the secret knowledge of advanced technology. And the Collective eliminate their threats."

Forget Me Not Teaser #1


"I discovered everything I thought was fiction is real. Of course I'm inquisitive."

5 SNIFFS REVIEW: Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash #Giveaway #EntrancedPub




There is NO WAY you will ever get our nose out of this book!



FORGET ME NOT is the story of a young girl who stumbles upon a piece of advanced technology that's not supposed to be in ordinary hands. This leads Anamae and her best friend Will into the protective hands of a resistance group fighting against The Collective, who basically want to rule the world, one piece of tech at a time. But there is more going on than any of them know.

I seriously really loved this book! FORGET ME NOT has become a new favorite of mine, and I'm really excited to see what else will happen in this new book world.
I thought that it was interesting how the necklace that belonged to Anamae's mother was in the shape of a forget me not. It's like a message is being sent to Anamae not to forget her mother or something. And then it turns out that the necklace isn't just an ordinary necklace, but a piece of advanced technology that can make the wearer invisible. 
Then there is the secret society of The Collective. There is a lot of mystery behind them, and I like how not much is given about them. There are tiny little tidbits that slowly reveal them. It keeps readers guessing, and we're even thrown for a loop every once in a while. It's great!


The Guys: Will Avery is Anamae's best friend. He's been there for herwhen her mother disappeared, and he's very (and I mean VERY) protective of her. It's also hinted that he may have feelings for her. He really doesn't like Jax.
I really liked Will. He's a great friend and a huge source of support for Anamae. But just like Anamae, I found is overprotectiveness a little annoying at times. 
Jax Belfry is one of the resistance fighters, and the one who saved Anamae when she was attacked by a Collective scout. He's got walls higher than the tallest skyscraper, but he sometimes lets his guard down around Anamae. He's got a secret that will surprise you!
Okay, Jax is definitely a new book boyfriend. I mean, for one, he's hot. And second, though his attitude can be off-putting, it also draws you in. Isn't that the case with most to-die-for book boyfriends?
The Girls: Anamae is a girl who basically just wants to go home and have her whole family back again. Her mother went missing when she was little, and then she gets into trouble with The Collective, who do something to her father. Once it becomes apparent that she's going to have to join the fight, she does so with a passion. Then there is Jax. He just has her emotions all over the place. 
At first Anamae is kind of selfish and just looks out for her own interests. But then when she finds out the consequences of her actions, she takes the situation more seriously. I liked when she got into her fighter mentality. I think she's stronger than any of them may know, even herself. And she is one lucky girl to have Jax's attention, especially since it's said that he pays no attention to any other girls.
Lilly is the daughter of the resistance leader. She quickly becomes a good friend to Anamae. She's kind of boy-crazy. She's well versed in medical applications, and is the go-to person when someone is injured.
I loved Lilly! I really want her for my BFF.


In general, the baddies are The Collective. They influence everything from wars and famines to who rises to political power. Every aspect of life, they've got their fingers in. They control almost all the advanced technology, and anyone who has a piece in their possession (and knows the real use of it) are seen as threats and eliminated. They are ruled by a Council of Patriarchs.
But in FORGET ME NOT, the main baddie is one of the Patriarchs named Manvyke. He's the one who has been behind what's been happening to Anamae. He's using her as a distraction for the Council to set his own plans into motion. He also has some interesting insight into Anamae's mother.


There are some pretty steamy scenes between Anamae and Jax. You may need a fan just to keep cool reading them! 
The thing with Anamae and Jax is that they kind of go back and forth. One moment they're kissing and the next they are fighting. The romance between these two definitely keeps you on your toes.
I also liked that there wasn't an insta-love. The attraction is there right away, and to be honest, I'm not even sure I would say there is a "love." Neither of them say anything about their feelings. It's more like they show each other. In other words, you know that they feel something for each other, but you're kind of left wondering what will happen next between them. And that's something that I really liked about these two.


Now the action is really awesome in FORGET ME NOT. All that advanced technology - from invisibility to disappearing bullet proof shields, and all kinds of other interesting things inbetween. Then there are the fight scenes. So super cool! These fights don't go easy on anyone. The girls get hit just as much as the guys, and vice versa. That was something that I really liked in the fight scenes. And some of the fights are pretty brutal.







4 SNIFFS REVIEW: Flaw by Ryan Ringbloom #Giveaway #BooksnifferRev




Our nose would be very happy to live in this book.




FLAW is the story is four young college students who are flawed, either on the inside or on the outside. It's the story of how these flaws help them and how they hinder them. No one is perfect, everyone has some kind of flaw, no matter who they are, where they come from, and how they live their lives. And FLAW shows us that through the lives of Aidan, Josh, Becca, and Jordyn.

I loved that the story alternated between these four POVs. It's one of my favorite ways that an author could write a story. Multiple POVs show readers a more in-depth look into the lives of the characters. I think that Ringbloom made the right choice to go this route, and did an amazing job in keeping the story flowing.

I also like that we don't really know who's going to end up with who until the second part of the story. One moment it's Aidan and Becca, then it's Becca and Josh, then Aidan and Jordyn, then Josh and Jordyn, and all kinds of inbetween. It keeps readers guessing and engaged in the romance aspect of the story.



The Guys: Aidan has a scar across his cheek that scares most people away. He hides his face behind sunglasses and hoods. While he may look flawed on the outside, he's a beautiful person on the inside. He helps people who are in need of it (the cause behind his scar) and even though he was shown more rejection as a child than was warranted, he is very accepting of people for who they are. He has a very close friendship with Becca, but that may be heading into "something more" and things become a bit confusing when Jordyn enters the picture.

Josh is the opposite of Aidan. He a handsome guy and he could probably get any girl he wanted, except he's a complete jerk once he gets what he wants from them. Josh is a spoiled rich kid who makes his parents do the work he should be doing and takes what they give him without having to do anything to earn it. What goes around, comes around, though. And he learns the pain that he made those girls feel when he falls for Becca.

The Girls: Becca is a little different than most girls. She has pink hair and wears flip flops in the snow. She feels the need to protect Aidan because of how he's been treated in the past. But when she meets Josh and learns about his past with woman, she realizes that she may need some protecting too.

Jordyn is perfection personified. Her hair is perfect, her posture is perfect, she's never late for an engagement. Her obsession with perfection is probably her greatest flaw. Because everything in her life revolves around perfection, she is looking for a flaw in her life. And the flaw she wants in her life is Aidan.




In FLAW, the romances are like a jumbled ball of yarn, very tangled. When you finally think you've figured out who is going to end up with who, it's all tangled up again.

You have Aidan and Becca, then Becca and Josh, then Aidan and Jordyn, then Jordyn and Josh. Then it starts all over again. I'm just glad that it ended up the way I had wanted it to.

I did feel that Aidan and Becca's relationship took a turn for the weird and obsessive, when they tried for something more.

And don't even get me started on Josh. It was pretty funny though when he made moves on Jordyn, not once, but twice. And his past with women has left a long line of very angry women.

I thought that the romance in FLAW was beautiful when they accepted each other for their flaws, heartbreaking when those flaws got in the way, and even funny when those flaws got them in ridiculous and embarrassing situations.







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