Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Review of Necromancist (The Seven Forbidden Arts Book 6) Kindle by Charmaine Pauls @CharmainePauls

Book Title: Necromancist (Seven Forbidden Arts Book 6)
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Pages: 373
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Date Published: 11 October 2016


Nine years ago he took her virginity. Now he’s back for revenge.

Alice Jones has loved one man only–the man who stripped her from her clothes and defenses to leave her vulnerable and cold, the man who took her virginity and went downstairs for ‘a glass of water’ never to return. After nine years the once poor and shamed Ivan Kray is back in London, now a world-famous rock star. He is wealthy, successful, surrounded by millions of fans, and built like a machine while she is struggling, single, overweight, and has to borrow affection from her neighbor’s cat. To make matters worse, he blames her and her family for driving him away. This time round, Ivan doesn’t come to her with gentle caresses and roses. He comes with vengeance and thorns that will either purge or destroy her.

A malnourished toddler barely kept from starving by a nursing dog, Ivan Kray grows up into a hard and emotionally scarred man with a golden voice and a cursed art. Suffering from visions and voices in his head, he finds peace in Alice Jones’ heart and naked arms, only to be knocked down once again. When she chooses her upper-class family over him, he slaves for nine long years to climb to the top of the ladder with one purpose only–to take revenge. He swore he’d be her first and last, and he isn’t a man to break his promises. His plans of submitting Alice to his will are hampered when someone tries to kill him. The sinister attempts on his life are more than the actions of a fan gone fanatic. When his hunter uses Alice to achieve his ominous goal, Ivan must acknowledge his true feelings and put his skills as necromancist to the ultimate test. Will his unusual ability be enough to save Alice before it’s too late to tell her the truth?


Necromancist (Seven Forbidden Arts, #6)Necromancist by Charmaine Pauls
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the sixth book in the Seven Forbidden Arts series. I loved it!

Alice Jones is a wonderful character. I really liked her. She is an independent woman and level headed, though she has low confidence in herself from being abandoned by her parents, and Ivan when she needed him the most. She is now working in the PR office of a theatre in London. However, nine years before she'd met Ivan Kray and fallen for him. After a night of passion he disappeared from her life. Now he's back and determined to exact revenge. Will she be able to survive with her heart intact, or will she have it broken all over again?

Ivan Kray is a character with a huge chip on his shoulder. I didn't like him very much to begin with, but as I got to know and understand him, he gained my admiration. He is a Necromancist, able to talk to the spirits of the dead. However, in Alice's presence, the voices and visions that usually plague him disappear. After being thrown out of the house by Alice's father nine years previously, he was determined to make something of himself and became a huge rock star. Now he's determined to punish Alice but as danger threatens, he finds himself having to make the biggest sacrifice of his life.

Having previously read the other books of the series (although for some reason I've missed Geomancist), when I found out that Necromancist was due to be released I pre-ordered my copy. However, I was also contacted by the author to see if I would like a complementary copy to read, which I accepted.

I started to read the story and was quickly hooked. I found myself on a huge emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish. There are a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming and a shocking scene that had me in tears. Finding out who Alice's father is, was a bit of a shock too. However, as this brought the other members of the paranormal task force into the story, it made sense. I loved meeting them again. The heat level between Alice and Ivan is extremely hot and the bedroom scenes are a little on the kinky side (think spanking and anal play, though not full on BDSM). I was unsure how the author was going to end the story, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it did end. I am now looking forward to reading book seven, which will, I think, be the final book of the series when it's released. Though, I think I will read Geomancist in the meantime. Although these books are standalone, it is better to read them in order.

Charmaine Pauls has written an entertaining standalone erotic romance. Her characters are lifelike and come alive on the page. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow is wonderful. I would definitely consider reading more of her books in the future.

Due to the explicit nature of some of the scenes, as well as use of foul language, I do not recommend this book to readers under the age of 18. I do, however, recommend this book if you love science fiction, erotica, erotic romance or paranormal romance genres. – Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a masters degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to France with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published six novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in Chile with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Book Review of Eumundi And Friends: Hot Air Ballooning: The Adventures Begin by Stuart Anner & Kristen Anner

Book Title: Eumundi and Friends: Hot Air Ballooning
Genre: YA Middle Grade Adventure
Pages: 34
Author: Stuart & Kristen Anner
Date Published: 5 November 2014 (E-Book)


Eumundi and Friends: Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is the first book in a series of children's books about the adventurous and fun-loving Eumundi Mouse and her friends.

Meet Eumundi, (You-MUN-Dee) who is no ordinary mouse. She is an adventurer! In today’s adventure, Eumundi is so excited because she will fly high into the sky in a hot air balloon. Join her as she meets new friends, Julia and Hammy and together they take the ride of their lives.

How do the friends meet?
Who is flying the balloon?
What adventures do the new friends get up to on their journey?
And how will they get down?

Ideally suited for children aged 7 to 9, however will also suit younger children when read to by an adult.


Eumundi And Friends: Hot Air Ballooning: The Adventures BeginEumundi And Friends: Hot Air Ballooning: The Adventures Begin by Stuart Anner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the first book in a children's adventure series. I loved it!

Eumundi (pronounced You-MUN-Dee) is a wonderful character. She is a mouse who loves to go on adventures. I found her to be incredibly brave, impetuous and determined to have fun.

I was contacted by the author to see if I would be willing to read the book and, because I am mentoring reluctant readers at a local school, I thought I would give this a go and get their feedback too.

I really love the illustrations which accompanied the story. The pictures drawn by Cristina Birtea brought the characters and story alive. I love the detail that has gone into them.

I started to read this book with one of my students and, although she is nine, she has a younger reading age and struggled with some of the words. And, because she is a reluctant reader, she also found the going hard so became restless and bored after a few pages. I therefore stopped reading it with her. However, I decided to read this on my own later. I found it to be a fun, enjoyable story.

Eumundi is joined by two other characters on her hot ballooning adventure. They are: Julia, a very posh mouse and Hammy, a hamster who stows away in the picnic basket. The story takes the reader on an exciting adventure through the skies in a hot air balloon. I have always wanted to do one of these trips, but after my sister went up in one and didn't recommend the landing, I decided not to. However, I digress - back to the review.

Although my student struggled with the words (especially Eumundi's name pronunciation amongst other things), I am sure that young readers who are not reluctant at reading will enjoy this tale as much as I did. Being as I am an adult and not the intended age group for this book, I did find some of the things Eumundi did (like throwing out the sand bags for instance) a little counter-productive. I get that to get lift in a hot air balloon you need to get rid of weight, but you would need weight to act as ballast when wanting to return back to the ground surely? Ugh! Physics was never my strong suit at school. But, having said that, children wouldn't consider this strange. The story ends happily and I would definitely consider reading more of Eumundi's adventures in the future. I am just sorry my reluctant reader was not able to finish it as I am sure she would have enjoyed it once she got into it. I will keep trying.

Stuart Anner & Kristen Anner are father and daughter and have written an exciting adventure story for young middle grade aged children. I love their writing style, which is fast paced but not rushed, and the flow was wonderful.

I highly recommend this children's adventure books to children aged 7-10 and to adults who love reading YA middle grade adventure stories. - Lynn Worton

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About The Authors:

Stuart Anner began writing Eumundi stories after his daughter Kristen found the cutest toy mouse at Eumundi Markets in Queensland, Australia. Eumundi immediately became her favourite toy and has travelled everywhere with her ever since!

The tales of Eumundi’s adventures grew out of Stuart’s love of life, and his strong belief that a person can do anything they set their mind to. Wanting to encourage a spirit of adventure in Kristen, he wrote of all the amazing adventures Eumundi and her friends had.

In creating the Eumundi stories, Stuart uses a combination of real life adventures and holidays that he and his family have had together, while other stories have originated in the imaginations of Stuart and Kristen.

Kristen was four when Eumundi came into their lives and the adventures began. As a young child, she was fully engaged in these exciting stories and would ask many questions which have helped shape the stories. As she grew older, Kristen has helped fill in the details of the adventures and even writes her own Eumundi stories…. And she still loves a good Eumundi story to be told to her!

Stuart and Kristen know there are other children and families who would love to join Eumundi and her friends on their great adventures. So it’s with great joy that they have set about creating a series of books from the many stories they captured on paper through the years.
Come and join Stuart and Kristen as they take you on an adventure with Eumundi and Friends!!

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Book Review of The Patriots of Mars: The God That Failed by Jeff Faria

Book Title: The Patriots of Mars: The God That Failed (Patriots of Mars Book 1)
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Pages: 424
Author: Jeff Faria
Date Published: 18 August 2016 (E-Book)


In 2231, twenty-five billion people walk the Earth. Few lack basic food and shelter. Energy is cheap and abundant. A vast army of 'bots serves our every need, and those who can afford to do so might live forever. To some, it is a golden age.

But Earth is devoid of resources, now harvested on or around Mars. Nations are ruled from above by governments owned by enormous transnats, and from below by powerful street gangs who have largely usurped the police.

This world is not for everyone. A fifth of the world's population has withdrawn into the drug Nirvana, while millions more have chosen Martian exile. And a phantom group called 'The Patriots of Mars' has committed an act of rebellion that shocks the world.

Josh Reynolds, a Martian-born teen with a secret, is trying to change his life when he gets caught up in the wake of the Patriots' insurrection. As he struggles to both find and save himself, Josh begins to realize that the change he had hoped for could become something more far-reaching than anyone had imagined.


The Patriots of Mars (The God that Failed #1)The Patriots of Mars by Jeff Faria
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the first book in a new science fiction series.

Josh Reynolds is a wonderful character. He is a young man of seventeen who was born and lives in a colony on Mars, and works in one of the mines that supplies Earth with resources that have been long depleted on that planet. He was also born with a special ability: He has visions and speaks to the Guide, who is a deity or some kind of spirit that helps him when he's in danger or in need of assistance. When a mine accident is triggered by sabotage, Josh finds himself in the midst of an uprising by The Patriots of Mars, a group of rebels determined to break ties with Earth. Or are they? Things are not all they seem and Josh is thrown into a dangerous adventure that could change the face of Mars forever.

This is a book that I struggled to get into at first. However, as the story unraveled, I found myself completely hooked. The book is set in the future, where man has conquered the colonisation of Mars and are mining it for its resources. Everything is overseen (on Earth and on Mars) by MOM, an AI system that keeps things running smoothly. As I was reading this book I kept thinking of the movie I, Robot with Will Smith. Though this book has similarities, there are some major differences too. I was also intrigued with the different characters. I liked meeting Josh's friends: Emily, who is like a sister to Josh though they are not related, Kat is Josh's best friend and John is a big softy though most people are intimidated by his size. I think my favourite character has to be Elvis though, as he is very outgoing and quirky. There are also a few other characters that are brought in, though I struggled to figure out where they fit in with the tale. However, they all came alive on the page.

The story had several different plots and I was unsure as to where it was going. There's several different themes: friendship, politics (both Earthly and Martian) and robots seeking autonomous freedom for their own identity. However, by the time I reached the end, most of the sub plots had come together and I had a bit of an "A-ha!" moment. There are several twists that I didn't see coming and enjoyed the Bazaar scene where Josh and Lowrie meets a slave trader called Ugato, as well as the Steampunk Samurai fight scene with Elvis for an upcoming and brand new TV game show. Josh's destiny is still evolving by the end of the book and his character is growing, so there are several unanswered questions which, I hope, may be revealed in the second book, Rise Of The Technorati. I was, however, intrigued with the Guide aspect of the story as it gave it a spiritual feel. I am not sure what is in store for Josh in the future, but am looking forward to finding out. Although this book doesn't end on a cliffhanger as such, it is set up to begin the second story.

This is Jeff Faria's debut novel. I really enjoyed his writing style, which is fast paced and entertaining. However, I felt that there were too many things happening plot-wise and his story didn't flow as well as it could have done. Nevertheless, I will follow his career with interest.

Although there is no sexual content or bad language, I do not recommend this to younger readers (under 16) as I am not sure if they would understand it properly. I do, however, recommend this book to older teens and adults who love YA science fiction and/or space opera genres. - Lynn Worton

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Book Review of Walking Wolf Road (Wolf Road Chronicles Book 1) by Brandon M. Herbert

Book Title: Walking Wolf Road (Wolf Road Chronicles Book 1)
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368
Author: Brandon M. Herbert
Date Published: 25 December 2011 (E-Book)


Marked by Brother Raven…

Uprooted and dumped in a small town at the edge of the Colorado mountains, Jimmy Walker is at odds with everything. He feels adrift, alienated from his classmates and even his own family. It’s hard enough just being a teenager in a new town, struggling with grades, depression, hostile classmates, and a stepfather bent on making his life hell—

Until a violent collision with fate leaves Jimmy bleeding under the light of a Full Moon.


Walking Wolf Road (The Wolf Road Chronicles, #1)Walking Wolf Road by Brandon M. Herbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I originally purchased and downloaded this book when I first bought my Kindle in 2012, as the blurb intrigued me, though only read and reviewed it in 2014 due to my large reading list. I was recently contacted by the author this year (2016) saying that this story had been re-written in certain scenes and would I be willing to re-read it? I agreed. However, the original book had been pulled so I re-purchased the newer version as I couldn't update the version I had. I loved it as much as I did the first time.

Jimmy Walker is an intriguing character. I really liked him a lot. He is a teenage boy full of loneliness and angst. Bullied and overweight, he is struggling to find a place to fit in. It's not easy when his family has just moved to a new town. However, a fateful encounter will change his life forever.

I love the idea of shapeshifters - wolves, bears, big cats etc. and have a soft spot for these types of books. I'm glad the author asked me to re-read it as it captured me all over again. The story is an exciting roller coaster ride from start to finish. The story had been a bit hard to get into originally, but on the second reading I became quickly hooked; it was like I was meeting old friends.

I felt for Jimmy as his life unraveled and then was re-built. He is one of the nicest characters I have met in between the pages of a book, and his bravery in embracing his heritage blew me away. This story had me in tears in places (again!), and giggling in others. The interaction between Jimmy and the other characters, especially his younger brother, was extremely touching. Even his new friends and pack members, Fen, Loki and Geri are interesting characters. Their personalities are all different, and they each have their own problems and angst issues. The story is told from Jimmy's point of view, and takes the reader through an amazing journey full of twists and turns. I have always been interested in the spiritual beliefs of the Native American people and the author seems to have the same interest. He also seems to have done a lot of research, or has had some experience in Shamanism. His descriptions of the rituals and practices brought them to life. He made me want to find my spiritual inner animal.

Walking Wolf Road is an intriguing blend of myth and coming of age tale. Unfortunately, there are a few proofreading errors where the scenes were re-written and which were not caught before publication. I have notified the author about them but, they did not detract from my enjoyment of the tale. The end of the book has a slight twist that I hadn't expected originally, but it made an interesting conclusion to a most intriguing urban fantasy.

Brandon M. Herbert has written an exciting urban fantasy that kept me highly entertained. I loved his writing style which, on the second read through, felt more fast paced than originally, and it flowed wonderfully. I would definitely read more of this author's books in the future.
I highly recommend this book if you love YA pararnormal, shifter or urban fantasy genres. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Brandon M. Herbert is an author, artist, musician, entrepreneur, and voracious biblioholic. He was born a third generation Colorado native, but his heart and soul belong to the Pacific Northwest.
He wrote his first short story in fifth grade, and hasn't stopped since. He enjoys writing Urban Fantasy, both for Young Adults (Walking Wolf Road, The Wild) and Horror fans (World of Shadows, Tales of the Underground). He is a passionate wolf supporter, and has spent most his life researching the history, mythology, and reality of werewolves, shapeshifters, and therianthropy. Brandon also plays guitar and does freelance graphic design when he’s not kayaking Puget Sound or quaffing inhuman quantities of coffee.
He currently resides in the Seattle area with his girlfriend.

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Book Review of Talon, Come Fly with Me by Gigi Sedlmayer

Book Title: Talon, Come Fly With Me
Genre: YA Fiction
Pages: 238
Author: Gigi Sedlmayer
Date Published: 16 March 2014 (E-Book)


Nine year old Matica lives in a remote village on a dry plateau in the Andes of Peru. She moved to Peru when she was five with Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents. Because Matica is trapped in the body of a two year old, her growth handicap has caused her to be rejected by the local people and they would not accept her into their community or allow her to play with the children.

With patience and a sense of adventure Matica befriends a pair of condors. A strong bond and love develops between them.

Matica rescues the egg the condors, Tamo and Tima, are trying to protect from poachers and nurtures it to hatching. The egg hatches on her 10th birthday and she names the new fledging Talon.

Many adventures unfold, including her finally being accepted into the local community. And something totally unexpected...

This is the beginning of many incredible adventures with Talon and Matica. It is a story of hope, determination and love.


Talon, Come Fly with MeTalon, Come Fly with Me by Gigi Sedlmayer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book in 2012 from the author in return for an honest review. Unfortunately, due to my rather large reading list, I haven't been able to read it until now. Since then I think this book has been re-edited and had a new cover released. Therefore, I can only review the copy I received.

This is the first book in a children's adventure series. I enjoyed it.

Matica is a wonderful character. I really liked her tenacity. She is a nine year old girl who has a disability, she has a growth hormone problem and is trapped in the body of a toddler aged two or three. However, she doesn't let that deter her from exploring her environment and going on several adventures in a small village in Peru, where her parents are missionaries/teachers. Due to her disability, the villagers are wary of Matica and shun her, but when she befriends a pair of condors she finds herself embarking on a dangerous adventure.

This is a wonderful children's story that teaches the readers about compassion, integration, acceptance, loneliness, friendship, determination and love. I enjoyed meeting Matica's family, who have travelled to Peru to teach the villagers of a remote village called Pucara. Crayn is Matica's dad, Mira is her mother and Aikon is her four year old brother. However, I felt the characters didn't come alive on the page for me, though the condors did. But, children may not have the same issue.

I started reading but felt that some of the dialogue was a little clunky and there was not enough descriptive text for my taste. I'm all for conversation, but feel some children will be bored by all of the talking and lack of action. Yes, there are exciting parts that had me hooked, but they only happened within the last few chapters when Talon came into their lives. I also had a slight problem with Matica's size. A toddler is quite small and, although Matica is nine, her little legs would have made climbing quite challenging. Peru has several mountains and, I am sure condors live on cliffs or craggy outcroppings which would make it hard going for normal people, never mind a small girl to attain. But, setting this aspect aside for the sake of story, I found myself entertained with Talon and his relationship with his condor parents, Tamo and Timo, and his human one. Condors are pretty ugly, seeing as they are vultures, but they are highly intelligent too. They are scavengers and are necessary to clean up when animals are killed or die naturally.

Gigi Sedlmayer has written an intriguing story about Peruvian condors and how one little girl changed the preconceptions of the local population and made friends with one of the world's biggest flying birds. I found her writing style a little slow for my taste, but it could be perfect for young readers who are struggling to read books on their own. I found the flow a little jerky too, but I am hoping that due to the time since I received this book, it may have been re-edited and it may have been smoothed out.

I highly recommend this book to children aged 8-12. I also recommend this book to adults who love reading middle grade YA fiction. - Lynn Worton

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About the Author:

Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany.
Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil draftsperson in various private consultancies in Munich.

Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books.

In May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years.

In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992.

Two years later Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. After operations and radiation, she withdrew, thinking that she would probably soon be dead, like her friend who died of cancer, but her two little girls gave her the courage to keep going. After a few years, still among the living, her brain started to work again, so she thought, ‘Get a grip on yourself and do something good with your life’.
She remembered the time she wrote short stories and got inspired again, seeing her husband Albert writing the story of their adoption. Her English became increasingly better so she pressed on to develop her creative writing.

Albert taught her how to use a computer and she wrote many short stories. She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life.

She now loves writing and spends most of her time at the computer, developing new story lines. She also loves traveling, 4x4 touring, swimming, gardening, handcrafting, reading, fossicking and enjoys good adventure DVD’s or going to the movies.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Book Review of Stealing Light by Julie Cassar @jujabell

Book Title: Stealing Light
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 200
Author: Julie Cassar
Date Published: 18 May 2016 (E-Book)


"Tonight, everything could change. I wasn’t ready to let go of anyone just yet."

If you could change what you know is coming, would you? Cecelia Walker discovers an amazing ability deep within herself that gives her the power to change the future. When mysterious outsiders enter her life, she begins to question everything and everyone she once knew.

Years earlier, CeeCee’s life changed forever the day her parents were killed in a horrific car accident. Suddenly extraordinary people and bizarre events began to seep into her very small world. Surviving for years on her addiction to coffee and running, life suddenly deals her a game-changing wildcard and all bets are off. Her magnificent Gift of Light awakens a tremendous dark power wanting to steal what is hers.

Will Cecelia be able to change what she’s seen and set a new course? Has she met her otherworldly match against evil and found her true soul mate? Or, is nothing as it seems as the power of darkness threatens to consume her and those she loves.


Stealing LightStealing Light by Julie Cassar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a wonderful paranormal romantic suspense novel. I really enjoyed it!

Cecelia Walker is a character that really got under my skin. I wanted to like her - in fact I did in the beginning - but as the story unfolded I found myself being annoyed by her. I think it was her whiny "why me" attitude that got me in the end. This doesn't normally happen to me, its usually the other way around. I found myself rolling my eyes and hoping that the bad guys would "steal her light" and get it over with. However, this is my opinion and other readers may not have such uncharitable thoughts about the main protagonist. Maybe if I had read it on a different day I would have had a different reaction. Who knows?

So, you're wondering why the four stars: This is because I really did enjoy the story. I enjoyed meeting the various characters who came alive on the page and was quickly drawn into the story, which is told through CeeCee's eyes. Though this book has a darker theme than the author's YA/Teen Ruby Blue series, it has the warmth and humour that is the signature writing style of the author. I loved meeting CeeCee's friend Elliot who, though she is only in a few scenes, has an amazing energy that jumped off the page. I also liked meeting Aaron, I will not say much about him as I don't want to give spoilers and Cash made my heart skitter.

This story is full of shadows and suspense, which kept me hooked. The mystery of the shadowy figures and their sudden appearance in CeeCee's life sent shivers up my spine. When something is later revealed, it clarified a suspicion I had about them. However, I will not say anything more in case I accidentally give a spoiler. There are a few twists I didn't see coming and danger from a fallen angel bent on stealing CeeCee's light. Zacharael is a brooding presence for the most part and only makes an appearance later in the book, but his evil intent pervades the story from the beginning.

I reached the end of the book with mixed feelings. I struggled with my unusual dislike of CeeCee, though felt happy at how the story wrapped up. Whether this is a stand-alone or the start of a new series, time will tell. However, if there is another book I will definitely consider reading it.

Julie Cassar is one of my favourite authors, and I will read any of her books in the future. Her characters are very lifelike and virtually leap off the page. I also love her fast paced writing style, which seems to flow effortlessly from scene to scene. I am in awe of her talent.

Although there are scenes of a sexual nature, they are not explicit and fade out, so if you are looking for something a little more racy, this book may not be for you. However, I highly recommend this book if you love new adult paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Julie Cassar's debut Young Adult Fantasy "Ruby Blue" Series has been met with rave reviews and has spent weeks on Amazon's Fantasy Series Best Seller List as well as it's Top Rated list. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, specializing in Graphic Design, Cassar has also worked as a production artist, designer, painter and photographer. She has been featured in Fitness Magazine, "Outdoor Athlete," and publishes a monthly blog.

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Hello! My name is Eden Rose and its a pleasure to meet you. I have been writing for a long time and once I picked a topic, I couldn't stop writing. My books are very special to me because in some aspect I have had experience in the subject matter one way or another. I love reading romance but I like the main male lead to be a real bad boy, not one who thinks they are bad.
I live in Michigan with my husband and three fur babies! I can be found taking my dog for walks all over town or in a quiet corner reading. I have two degrees in history and criminal justice from a small private college in Michigan where I also joined a sorority.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and I would be happy to answer any questions or filter in suggestions.


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Wyatt hasn't seen Keeley in a few months and when he does, he hardly recognizes her. She's changed dramatically and he's not liking it. Sure, she's as beautiful as she was before, but she lacks the curves that he found to be tasty.
Keeley has finally had enough. She's been using the past three months to build her case for divorce. After realizing how much money he has taken from her and the fact that he has been keeping so many secrets, she's done.
Now that Wyatt has Keeley back in his life, will he be able to keep her safe? What happens after a steamy week in Florida with Wyatt, and she comes home to strange men in her house asking about where something is? Since Keeley has no idea what they are talking about, she gets shot and Wyatt is too late to save her.
Overtime has just begun and there are too many secrets and truths to be told. Everything that you have been dying to know is about to come clear. Will those secrets help bond Keeley and Wyatt together or will they be the ending of them? Keeley is done with secrets. This just might be the final straw when she finds out exactly why Wyatt moved from California to Michigan.

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✮ (¸.•´✶ (★•**•. ★The Ultimate Betrayal Series

✿¨*.¸¸.•`✿ ✿OVERTIME: Interracial Sports Romance




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