Monday, July 27, 2015

Revenge by Gillian Joy


Revenge by Gillian Joy
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Book blurb

Hannah finally has everything she wants out of life, devoted friends, a loving family, and the man of her dreams. Or does she? Life is never easy when you are the “Guardian” of all the supernatural beings, but surely this much heartache is more than one person was ever meant to have to contend with? 
The Nephilim are on the hunt again but this time it’s not only the vampires they are hunting; and knowing that Hannah is still on the lookout for a new Custas, why would the witches be willing to work in conjunction with them? Then there’s Gabriel; after waiting for centuries to be with Hannah, what could possibly ever entice him to want to kill her. With all the supernatural issues she has to contend with how is it even possible a human could be any sort of a threat to the family life Hannah has built up. 
For over three centuries, one thing has been Hannah’s main driving force, but is it even possible for her to ever track Phelip down and get the final Revenge, and the final peace she has been hunting for. 

About the author

I'm a 43 year old mother of two who designs houses for a living and lives to write.
I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney Australia the eldest of five children. I had two younger brothers and two much younger sisters. I say had because one of my brothers died when I was only nineteen. You can read about his story in No Chance to say Goodbye when it is released. 
I once had a boss who told me I had had a hard life but I never actually saw it that way. Life is what it is, and I had food, clothes, a roof over my head and a family who loved me. What's so hard about that?
These days I live on the Mornington Peninsula, south east of Melbourne Australia where I spend as much spare time as I can either with my nose in a book or writing away on my phone. I love it here, there aren't too many places in the world that with less than a ten minute drive you can watch the sun rise over the water, or you can watch the sun set over the water, and there's just something extra special about watching the sunset over the beach, something dreamy and romantic. I live with my husband, two beautiful but willfull kids a few fish and a very spoilt English Staffie named Cleo

My review

Revenge, the title alone had me interested and then to see how it is turned upside down, shaken not stirred and presented as a choice and not a very good one was delightful.  I am an act first ask questions later type of person.  This has wonder upon wonder served me well but as I grow older I am getting to a point where even I take a breath before I act.  Hannah has undergone the exact same character growth and I loved this.

This book is a YA / NA paranormal romance but it is also about life with children, friends and loss.  A lot of loss, which is the one thing you get to know at a certain age. Life has brilliant moments, shining like the sun but eventually the sun sets and it is for those who wake up the next morning to carry on.  I loved this sub plot that carries with it so much tenderness that I felt as if I was experiencing it with the characters.  But the book is not all sad, you find moments where you laugh out loud.  Where the very head strong Hannah needs a wake up shake.  Where have a fit of giggles because not even 300 years of life makes negotiating the minefield of love any better to negotiate.

The story has an amazing rhythm and flow to it.  It moves fast but does not gloss over the major plot point.  It does leave room for a host of new characters to be developed later but the reader is not left to feel that they lose out on some intrinsic knowledge. 

The setting is brilliant, and true to form. 

In the end, as a YA / NA romance this is a truly brilliant read and again, even better than book II which in turn was better than book I.

Go figure.

Keep the best for last.  I am looking forward to see where the author is heading next in her career.

 
http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Book-1-Gillian-Joy-ebook/dp/B005TKPEH0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Click on the pic to start the series from book one. 
 
 
 

 

Book Review of Evernight (The Night Watchmen Series Book 2) by Candace Knoebel



Book Title: Evernight (The Night Watchmen Series Book 2)
Genre: YA Romance
Pages: 330
Author: Candace Knoebel
Date Published: 31 October 2014

Synopsis:

One lie will change everything.

Faye Middleton has secured the Dagger of Retribution for the High Priesthood, but in doing so, she’s opened the door to more demands set by them. She now has to break the Holy Seal, and soon. Trapped in the alluring Ethryeal City, Faye is pushed to the breaking point trying to discover just what she is truly capable of, even if it means destroying herself in the process.

With the clock ticking down to the war between both Covens, and the truth about her parent’s mysterious disappearance within her reach, Faye is faced with tough choices that will forever change her. Will Faye be able to handle the demands from the Priesthood, and still be able to continue her search for her parents?

But more importantly, can she survive the truth she finds?

Review:


Evernight (Night Watchmen, #2)Evernight by Candace Knoebel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in The Night Watchmen Series. I loved it!

Faye Middleton is a wonderful character, although I didn't like her very much when I first met her in Everlasting. She is a teenager with some major angst in her life. She has faced the culling and found out that she not only does she have affinity to both witch and hunter powers, she is the only one able to handle the Dagger of Retribution. Now in Ethryeal City, along with her partner Weldon, the Gramm brothers, Jaxen and Gavin, and their partners Jezzi and Cassie, she finds herself facing the biggest challenge yet. Survival.

The story is told from Faye's point of view, and takes the reader on an amazing adventure. This story reminds me a little of Divergent, although there is no real similarity between them apart from a spunky heroine. There are some new characters introduced in this tale and we get to meet Clara Ravensmoore, Mack's witch partner. I took a real dislike to this character. She cold, cruel, calculating and ambitious. She pushes, torments and forces Faye to do things, but Faye is equally determined to succeed. I really wanted Faye to stand up to her more and when she does, I cheered!

There is excitement, danger and adventure aplenty in this book, with lots of twists and turns and more than a few surprises. The relationship between Faye and Jaxen is as hot as ever and is a smoldering cinder that could burst into flame at any moment - the sexual tension between the two is that palpable. The end of the story has a surprising twist for a cliffhanger, but it does give the reader the feeling that there are some unfinished loose ends that require tying up in the next book in the series. I am most definitely looking forward to reading it as soon as possible!

Candace Knoebel has written a fantastic sequel in this YA paranormal romance series. I loved her writing style, which is fast paced and it flowed wonderfully. I haven't read her other series, Born In Flames Trilogy yet, but having read this book, I will definitely be doing so at the earliest opportunity!

I highly recommend this book if you love YA paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:




Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.

Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Reason I Breathe (Bite & Release 2) by Cory Cyr @coryauthor


Title: The Reason I Breathe
Series: Bite & Release #2
Author: Cory Cyr
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: July 24, 2015


I waited my entire life for one singular moment.
Everything I had endured—all the pain and suffering—I would go through it all again,
if I knew she was waiting for me.
Ryan Chase was the only woman I ever loved.
My obsession. My desire.
When she came home . . . loving her hadn't been easy.
The road to our particular happiness was paved with boulders.
I became who she needed me to be. Who she wanted.
Marriage and children— they were a dream we both shared.
Until a nightmare threatened to take it all away.
Is love supposed to be this hard?
How long before the person I'm pretending to be begins to crack?
I'm a liar. A fraud.
He is surfacing.
She's the only reason I survived. I lived.
She is the reason I breathe.
Now, when she needs me the most—I'm transforming into the person
I thought I'd buried years before.
I can't be without her. She gives me purpose and makes me whole.
Nevertheless, the universe chose a different route. God had a different plan.
And right now, I'm pissed at them both.

**Strong Language**Explicit Sex**Intense Situations**

*This is Shea's POV. It is highly recommended you read Bite & Release first*









Book Review of Ghosts of Blackwell Book One Blackwell Trilogy by S.M. Bysh



Book Title: Ghosts of Blackwell (Book One Blackwell Trilogy)
Genre: Horror
Pages: 16
Author: S.M. Bysh
Date Published: 22 June 2015

Synopsis:

Things go bump in the night. But not what you may think. More sinister is afoot. Darren Duncan Randall a new mild-mannered clerk at a new station, finds himself under the spell of a mysterious captivating figure. As Chaos ensues, can Darren break this spell before before death and disaster come knocking at the door.

Review:


Ghosts of Blackwell Book 1Ghosts of Blackwell Book 1 by S.M Bysh
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the Blackwell Trilogy. It is set, intriguingly in 1831 and introduces the reader to Darren Duncan Randall and a mystery that quickly turns into horror.

This is the first 2 star review I have written since I began writing reviews. I really don't like doing it, but feel that I must be painfully honest.

The beginning of the story (the prologue) intrigued me. Unfortunately, it all went downhill from there. As this is only a short story, I didn't really get a good impression of the characters. Therefore, I found them rather one dimensional and under-developed. They also contradicted themselves within the space of a sentence! One minute Darren and Morgana are very much in love, the next she loathes him with a passion. The story is extremely confusing and seems to jump around a lot; some of the story seems missing and random characters appear with no real reason. There is also an issue with tenses. Sentences have both past and present tenses in them, so a reader doesn't know if the characters are coming or going! This also causes a problem with the flow. I also don't know if the author had a problem with the formatting when uploading the book, but some quotation marks have been turned into capital E's or missing altogether. The suspense and horror is lost amongst the confusion and this made me grateful that the book is currently free and I didn't waste money on something that is this bad. This book has potential to be quite atmospheric and spooky, but it needs a complete overhaul, with a re-write to flush out the confusion and a proper edit and proofread done to give it a professional polish.

This is S.M. Bysh's debut novella. She has the potential to make a wonderful horror writer as she has a vivid imagination. However, she needs to watch her tenses and develop her characters and dialogue more. I would be interested to find out how she grows as an author in the future.

I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this book as it is written (at the time of writing this review) to lovers of horror, but if you do decide to download this book in the future, I hope that the above issues have been sorted out and you will have a better experience than myself. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:




S.M. Bysh the author of Prettiest Poetry Volume One. An up and coming mystery writer working on oddly enough, her first Paranormal Horror, also a mystery series, along with her first science fiction amongst many other things. When she is not writing her favorite activities include, crocheting, rug hooking,embroidering. watching her favorite shows, Haunted Collector, Elementary,CSI, Paranormal Witness,Ghost mines. Or watching Star Trek series or movies. As well as being with family.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Healing Her Spirit by Dawn Sullivan


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Lacey Donovan moved to Serenity Springs, Texas hoping to connect with someone from her past.  She did not plan on falling in love. 
Clinton Brody is a teacher in the small town Lacey now calls home.  He opened his heart to Lacey when they first met, only to have her pull away from him.  Hurt and confused, he let her go.
Will Clint and Lacey get a second chance to show each other how they feel?   Will Lacey have the courage to fight for Clint’s love?  When danger threatens the woman and child who have stolen his heart, will Clint be able to protect them?

Cover: Kari Ayasha with Cover to Cover Designs

Model: Amee Thompson

Photog: Mandy Hollis with MHPhotography



Author Bio:

I have a wonderful, supportive husband and three beautiful children. I enjoy spending time with all of them which normally involves some baseball, shooting hoops, taking walks, watching movies, and of course reading.

My passion for reading began at a very young age and only grew over time. Whether I was bringing home a book from the library, or sneaking one of my mom's romance novels and reading by the light in the hallway when we were supposed to be sleeping, I always had a book. 
I read several different genres and subgenres, but Paranormal Romance and Romantic Suspense have always been my favorites. I read anything by Katie Reus, Lora Leigh, J.R. Ward and Rebecca Zanetti. 
I have always made up my own stories, and have just recently decided to start sharing them. I hope everyone enjoys reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.


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Other Books By Author Dawn Sullivan:

RARE Series

Nico's Heart RARE Series Book 1

Phoenix's Fate RARE Series Book 2


                                               
                                                                           Trace's Temptation RARE Series Book 3

 White River Wolves Series

Josie's Miracle White River Wolves Series Book 1

Serenity Springs Series

Tempting His Heart Serenity Springs Series Book 1



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