Monday, January 7, 2013

~Book Review and Giveaway: Here by Ella James~

Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.

Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick's face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo--who is sure she's never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn't know and is doing things he shouldn't do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run--toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.

Ella James

My Review of Here:

Milo Mitchell is living an unremarkable existence.  After the death of her beloved father she takes up his hobby of tagging deer.  There is not much for her to do on the weekends now that her and her friends are growing apart.  Sitting in her tree house she sets her mark on an untagged deer.  She rarely misses.  This time though she manages to shot a guy.  How in the world did this happen?  How did a gorgeous guy dressed in a tuxedo manage to get between Milo and her target?

Fear overtakes her when he can't remember anything.  He doesn't remember his name or anything before she found him in the woods.  Calling him Nick after a character in the book she is reading they set out to find his true identity.  They come across a newspaper article with his picture.  It turns out his real name is Gabrielle and he is missing after a horrific accident involving his family.  The only thing Nick/Gabrielle is sure of is he has some kind of connection to Milo and that he has never been this Gabe person everyone thinks he is.  He is also having terrible headaches and strange things happen when he touches something.

When the Department of Defense shows up at Milo's door wanting to question her about Nick it really starts to get intense.  Running for their lives, Nick and Milo have to save themselves and hopefully find out some answers in the process when Nick suddenly starts to remember his past.

Wow!  What a rush.  This book is short but really packs a punch.  I have never read a book by Ella James and she is one incredible author.  There is no down time at all in this exciting new series.  Who exactly is Nick?  Where is he from?  Why is he drawn to Milo?  I really have not figured everything out yet, even though I have some pretty good ideas?  If you want to know, you have to read it for yourself.  I am looking forward to the next book in this series Trapped which will be released soon.

Trapped (Book 2)
Ella James


When Milo Mitchell falls for the beautiful, tuxedo-clad guy she found wandering her family's rural Colorado property, she never dreamed he was a scout from another galaxy, or that their relationship would leave him with an impossible choice: eradicating humankind, or initiating the end of his own people.
Nick's job is finding the elements his people need to power their elaborate interweb of minds. Being a scout means he is capable of traveling to other planets on his own. It also means that, unlike The Rest, he has access to primitive feelings and individual desires. For eons, he was part of the whole, but when he encountered Milo, his obsession with her changed everything.
Nick's partner, Vera, is capable of independent thought, but not compelled by it. She is satisfied with her existence as one of The Rest, and she won't agree that humans are worth sparing; not when their planet has a precious cache of the gold her people need so badly.
While Vera tries to force Nick into endorsing an Earth invasion, working behind the scenes to tie his hands, and the Department of Defense lays a trap for them with Milo's mom as bait, Nick and Milo are waging their own war - against a primal desire that can only lead to one thing: heartbreak.

About the Author:

Ella James is the author of Stained and Stolen, books one and two in the Stained Series; HERE, book one in a sci-fi romance trilogy; and Before You Go, a romance YA beach read that tells the first meeting of Logan and Margo, who will be featured in her upcoming adult release, Over The Moon. She has a YA paranormal romance release scheduled for every month of 2012, including Chosen (Stained Book Three) in June and the second HERE book in July.

Ella is inviting readers to help her write a shapeshifter romance, which is plotted via polls and questions on her blog and her Facebook page.

Ella lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her wonderful husband, opinionated baby, and mopey dog. You can visit her blog at, or friend her on Facebook at For a list of her award-winning YA romances, visit her Amazon page at

Don't just take my word for it.  Enter below for the chance to win an eBook of Here.  Be sure and check out the rest of the blog tour for more goodies and giveaways!

Jan 1 - Moonlight Book Reviews *Review
Jan 2 - Behind a Million and One Pages *Author Interview, Giveaway
Jan 3 - Whirlwhind Books *Review, Giveaway
Jan 4 - Hooked in a Book *Review, Author Interview
Jan 5 - Just A Booklover *Review
          - I Am A Reader Not A Writer *Author Interview, Giveaway
Jan 6 - Reese's Reviews *Review 
Jan 7 - Oh, The Books You'll Read *Review 
Jan 9 - New Adult Addiction *Review 
Jan 10 - Little Read Riding Hood *Review, Character Bio, Giveaway
Jan 11 - Books & Other Spells *Top 5 with Ella
Jan 12 - Happy Tails and Tales *Review 
Jan 13 - Reviewing Shelf *Review 
Jan 14 - moonlessbites *Review 
Jan 15 - Characterized *Review
Jan 16 - Reader Girls *Review, Excerpt
Jan 17 - The Cover (and Everything In Between) *Review
            - Doing Dewey *Review 
Jan 18 - Mercy Amare *Review , Giveaway
Jan 19 - Reads and Thoughts *Review 
Jan 20 - Better Read Than Dead *Review, Giveaway
Jan 21 - Monique Morgan *Author Interview
Jan 22 - moonlessbites *Review
           - Bookishly Devoted *Review 
Jan 23 - Bend in the Bind *Review
Jan 24 - Dear, Restless Reader *Review 
Jan 25 - My Crazy Book Obsession *Review, Character Bio
Jan 26 - The Cover Contessa *Review
            - Mind-Ventures *Review
Jan 27 - The Bookmark Blog *Review
           - Word To Dreams *Review
Jan 28 - Doodle's Book Blog *Review
            - The Rest is Still Unwritten *Review 
Jan 29 - A Dragon's Love *Review, Giveaway
           - Word To Dreams *Review
Jan 30 - Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books *Review, Michelle's Dream Cast, Giveaway
Jan 31 - Doodle's Book Blog *Review, Top 5, Giveaway

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the review!!! xoxox Ella