Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cain: The Waite Family

Cain: The Waite Family
A romance that will appeal to those who love a bit of erotic/explicit literature.
I loved the plot line, the riches to rags to riches line was entertaining and gripping.  The characters were well developed and the protagonists had good reason to feel threatened, intimidated and sense evil from those that oppose them.  I found it interesting that both the male and female protagonists had a parent who did everything for self gain.
The world building was also very nicely done.  Life on the streets were nicely described and I loved the fact that the people on the streets had nicely fluffed out back stories that is easily understood and with which one and all can sympathize and empathize.
The sex, erotic or explicit as it was, and I must say in context it was more explicit than erotic made sense within the story line but I once again realized that it is not my favorite thing in the world to read.  My lack of appreciation is however the one thing that will make this series a hit and well loved by many of my friends who feels cheated if a book does not contain this element.
A 4 * read and well worth it. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thunderstorm (Daughters of Eden, #1)Thunderstorm by J.M. Schroder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a fantastic paranormal romance! I loved it!

Dika Edens is a wonderful character. She is the eldest of four sisters. She is 150 years old, but doesn't look a day over 30! Her longevity is thanks to her Grandmother, Lilith, the first woman created by God. She has, unknown to her, a protector in the form of Chrome Jai, a Dragon Guardian.

Chrome Jai is a sexy, but extremely protective, guardian. He was created as soon as Dika was born. He is a Thunder Dragon Guardian; he turns into a dragon, but he also has the ability to become a man or a type of mist. I wouldn't mind him being my guardian! ;)

This book is an intriguing take on the lives of Lilith, Adam and Eve, and their offspring from the Bible, although there is very little in the way of religion in this tale. The story is told through Dika and Chrome's point of view, and gives the reader an insight into their thoughts and actions. I loved the interaction between the characters, especially the sisters as, just like my relationship with my sisters, they have their moments. Unfortunately, when they have disagreements, or emotions run high, they tend to affect the world around them. Dika has an affinity to electricity and can control weather; I certainly wouldn't want to get on her bad side! The mutual attraction between Dika and Chrome is just as explosive! It basically makes the pages smoulder! There is plenty of other action too, which makes this book an exciting read! The danger faced by the sisters and their guardians has only just begun. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

J.M. Schroder has written an incredibly fast paced and sexy paranormal romance - I loved every moment of it! Because of the sensual scenes in this book, I do not recommend it for younger readers. However, if you love a steamy paranormal romance, then this is for you! - Lynn Worton

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Extra, Extra 3 in 1 reviews

Pandora's Box by Julia Dweck and Illustrated by Chris Robertson
What an enchanting story for children aged 3+.  The illustrations is nice and sweet.  The author has a good solid plot with a moral of helping and believing in your friends.  I am sure most children will be delighted with this story.  I know it casts it's spell over me.
Seeing that the age group is so young I can't help but think that they would give this book a well deserved 5 * rating.
WaAr
Zombie-Kids Go Green by Julia Dweck and Illustrated by Mark Draisey.
Now this story had me totally hooded from the first two lines of rhyme and the suberb graphics up until the end where we are all taught that we need to look after our own planet.  These zombie-kids is an inspiration to all, even recycling body parts when the need arises. 
This is truly an enchanting story that I am sure will keep both the kids and parents reading it, engaged and giggling.
A 5 * read with no shadow of a doubt in my mind, irrespective of your age.
WaAr
My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis is a delightful quick and entertaining read.
The story of a modern day Merlin riding a Ducati is one that is told in such a fashion that it almost seems to be logical and probable.  The main protagonist is a real girl who' most will find they are able to relate to. 
Merlin is still a young man and he is still the most powerful wizard in the world, but he is not all sweet and passive and I loved his character. 
I think what I loved most about the book is the ease of the read and the fact that the author has an uncanny knack to keep the tempo of the book relaxed and exciting all the time! You don’t stop turning the pages but you are also not on the edge of your chair the entire time.  This is a rare talent indeed.
I think if you love YA paranormal then you will adore this book.
I give it a 4 * rating and recommend that you pick up a copy.  I know I will read the next book in the series someday, hopefully soon.
WaAr
Amazon link for above:
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The Master of WhitehallThe Master of Whitehall by Rick H. Veal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an intriguing vampire romance that captured my imagination, and is completely unique to any other stories I have read in the past.

Katelyn Corbin is a fantastic character. She has had to deal with the brutal murder of her parents, and a gut wrenching move to live with her Aunt and Uncle. She is vulnerable, but has an inner strength that she doesn't realise is there, until she meets James Dubois, the Master of Whitehall. I liked her character very much.

Alexis (Lexi) Gordon is Katelyn's new friend at college, and they get on very well. I was going to say like sisters, but these two don't seem to fight like I used to with mine! However, they have a fantastic camaraderie.

James Dubois is a fascinating character. Although he's a vampire, he is a quintessential gentleman. He is intrigued with Katelyn and her situation. He decides to get to know her better by inviting her to his plantation house, Whitehall.

This is a unique vampire romance. I loved the story, and found myself easily picturing the characters and the settings. The only thing that bothered me slightly was the inner monologues when Katelyn and Lexi first meet; I found them a bit gushing! However, once these monologues were finished, I found myself not able to put the book down! Told from Katelyn's, Lexi's and James's point of view, this story swept me away! There are some other characters that are notable: Charlotte Ann, James's maker, and Dale, a rogue vampire that they meet. Each of these characters have their own story to tell, and it was interesting reading their back stories, and finding out their special talents.
As I reached the end of the story, I was struck at how the author had created a family that individually are strong, but together are extremely formidable.

Rick Veal has written a heart warming romance. I would be interested in reading more books by this author. There are some scenes of a sensual nature that are a little on the hot side, so I do not recommend this book for younger readers. I do recommend this book if you love paranormal romances with sexy vampires. - Lynn Worton

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Tattle Tale: Meeting Charmaine Pauls

Tattle Tale: Meeting Charmaine Pauls: Meeting Charmaine Pauls! Yes that is my book boys and gals You can find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charmaine-Paul...

Meeting Charmaine Pauls

Meeting Charmaine Pauls! Yes that is my book boys and gals
You can find her on Facebook at

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charmaine-Pauls/175738829145132?ref=stream


So every reader has a dream.  Be it being the number one reader on Goodreads, having lunch with the Oprah Winfrey book club or sitting down, Bourbon in hand with Stephen King.  We all have dreams. 
On Saturday, 16th Feb one of mine came true.  I met author Charmaine Pauls in South Africa in the flesh. 
So -- knowing her on Facebook, perceptions were formed.  What I found when I met the person were not far off the mark.  I met a beautiful woman that could be the main female protagonist in any love story the world over.  To beat het external beauty was the beauty she radiated from within of being a woman who knows who she is and where she is going with her life all the while keeping her feet firmly grounded.
The turnout for the signing was impressive but what really drew my attention were the shop attendants, she even had them enthralled.  By the time it got to the signing of books, one after the other made off with a book to the tills and came back… they were as much under her spell as were the rest of us.
So what did we talk about, well we talked about the inspiration of her book Between Fire and Ice and her passion for opposites and how they keep balance. Of her trip to France where the idea formed and her trip back to Chile where she drew her inspiration from to do world building for the book.   
Oh she does not know who the male model is.... we asked!

You can buy it at:



We met the inspiration behind her next release The Wine Maker -- which is her brother and her best friend of the past 25 years.  And how a person with an exceptional talent such as to smell the perfect wine bouquet meets a woman.  Having met the woman and having this gift however does not mean he is good at expressing his feelings.  So how does a wine maker court a new love… well we'll have to wait and read more.  We also discussed The Wine Makers world building inspiration which originated from Charmaine's knowledge of the booming wine trade in Chile and how they are now making some of the most exceptional wine's in the world.  We moved onto a discussion of her new book which will be released in Feb or March 2014.
What did we mainly talk about… life.  It was an inspiration to meet this author in real life, to sit back and talk as if we have known each other from the cradle and to walk away not saying I know THAT author, but to say, "Hey? Have you met my friend?'
Need a peek at her first release?  You can find it here --


So a few hours after the signing I send a BlackBerry message to my sister whom I dragged along very willingly.  She naturally bought a book and had it signed by Charmaine.  Her curt response.  Ssh, I am reading Between Fire and Ice, well talk on Monday…geez thank you so much.  Lol.  But that my friends are the highest form of a compliment.  When people is so engrossed by a new world created for them that they do not want to take a minute away from that world to deal with this one.
I loved meeting Charmaine and hope to one day sit back and say,.. Charmaine was the first Indie author I met in person, since then I have had the pleasure to make the acquaintance of 1000 others and now she is here again for another signing, I can't wait to talk to her again.
Afraid you might loose her on all these links... Find her on Amazon and once you read this part...

South African born Charmaine Pauls followed a career path in all the facets of her communications degree, including public relations, journalism, advertising, graphic design, photography and brand marketing. The author resides in Chile with her husband and children.
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Well then you know you have the correct author.  Thank you Charmaine for making my Saturday a very memmorable one and my brother in law, I am sure is thanking you for the opportunity to watch some sport on tv.... sorry Yvette. 


Friday, February 15, 2013

Gift Release by K. S. Haigwood

About the Author: Kristie Haigwood (a.k.a. K.S. Haigwood) is currently writing her 8th novel. She lives in Arkansas, US. She is the mother of 2 awesome kids and 2 great dogs. She is happily married to her soulmate who thinks reading is a solid waste of time. Opposites attract. Kristie’s works include 'Save My Soul', 'Forbidden Touch', 'Eternal Island' and 'Hell's Gift' (available on Amazon in ebook and print). 'Eternal Immortality', 'Eternal Inception', 'The Last Assignment' and 'Good Side of Sin' are all releasing soon.

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Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soulmate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land him neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he's gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soulmate in the fiery depths. Abigail is there with good reason, but she's done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared. Will true love be denied? It will take everything he's got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim...Hell's Gift.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Helga Returns by Wendy Nystrom illustrated by Kelly Murray

Helga Returns
James and Syvok Adventure 2
Written by Wendy Nystrom Illustrated by Kelly Murray
What a delightful story for children.
I love the language usage which is simple and descriptive all in one.  It is written for children but is never patronizing and it manages to introduce them to concepts not necessarily familiar like Fjord's glaziers etc. 
Also due to indigenous names it will introduce young readers to new sound structures that will prove to be invaluable in the future for them.  One such example is Syvok, James partner in crime. 
Helga a troll is a sweet character that is introduced for the first time in this the second book in the series that has a naivety that makes her all the more endearing.  The one person I do feel bad for in this book is James' mother. If only the poor woman knew… lol.  Good thing she does not. 
All in all I found it delightful and a nice change of pace for me. 
I am sure this will delight many a young boy and girl and thus worth the 5 * rating I am giving it.
WaAr
* * * * *

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer

Christoph Fischer : The Luck of the Weissensteiners
This book, a historical romance came as a pleasant surprise. 
The plot line is simple, can Jews stay out of the hands of Nazi Germany when anti Semitism is at a high? The subplot was amazing.  The author plays off prejudice against a continent in a constant state of change with their people a diaspora group of settlers.  In such a Europe, where do you turn to? The fact that you were born Jewish but are not a practicing Jew must count for something, must it not? Surely it will.  But in a world where your neighbor on the one side is German and the other is for now, Romanian, who can you trust?
Cleverly woven into the plot and the main subplot is yet another prejudice, this one based on sexual preference and how do you trust your neighbors, not with only your familial heritage but with a sexual preference that in the day saw practitioners as much persecuted as the Jews!
I loved that toward the end of the book the salvation as perceived by the persecutors at times against the protagonists and at others, it is the persecutors that turns into the role of savior.  Seldom, it seems, are things the way they seem. 
The author then brilliantly introduces another prejudice although this one is used to the advantage of the family and friends fleeing so it may go unnoticed. The author brings in mental illness in one of his protagonists and the prejudice that might bring.  This is never over played so that it takes away from the main plot line; instead it serves to highlight the main plot line. 
The only problem I have with the book is that the author did not show any real emotional growth in his main positive role players while characters such as Wilhelm digress soon and to such a degree that I found him extremely distasteful.  This is true for many other negative protagonists within this book.
The amount of research this author had to do to bring this book to publication is mind blowing, the lines of diaspora communities in a time that was notorious for corrupt officials and inaccurate record keeping is amazing. 
I have one more thing to mention about the very distasteful Wilhelm, in the beginning of the book we meet him as a young romantic, well educated and well read young man.  The epitaph of the scholar armed to rationally stand against irrational prejudice.  He soon gets swayed by really ridiculous propaganda… which got me thinking.  If real evil flourish when good men stand by and do nothing, does evil sprout from intellectuals that stand for no principles?
The irony of the title was not lost on me; it is one of those titles that will bring something different to each reader as they read along.  For me the irony was seated in the principle that luck when once is persecuted due to a birthright and nothing more, may not be luck at all. 
 ****

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Bag of Bones by Stephen King
Publication Date: March 22, 2010
When Mike Noonan’s wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer’s block. Until he is drawn to their summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs.
Here, Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hellbent on getting custody of his deceased son’s daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose.
Three-year-old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible.
But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs. Kyra can feel them too…

I keep telling everybody that old school Stephen King simply can't be beaten.  And with old school I mean pre 2000 thus when discovering a SK book I have not read before and that is somewhat older than he's newer work I figured GO FOR IT.  So I did. 
I got this book on Audio via Audible dot com and it is 21hours and 21 minutes long which include a half hour interview with the narrator, writer -- yes the MAN SK himself. 
He explains why he loves audio books and that he is not a natural actor but that he wanted to do this book in audio himself because he loves it so much.
As narrator Stephen King brings to this book a natural cadence and emotions dialed to the perfect pitch.  Terror in his protagonists is metered down when in the ZONE dialed up when not.  This was an experience second to none.  I can guarantee that I will listen to this copy again before the year is over. 
The story is in principle one of ghosts.  Of a house haunted but then extra layers is added, layers of a past haunting, the past of an individual, a town haunted by its fathers seven generations removed!  It is an incredible story richly layered where choices are never black or white and the results are totally unforeseen.
Sarah Laughs is a house haunted by Sarah but more than her it is haunted by people that are nothing more than Bag of Bones but that does not mean that they did not feel, did not experience and can't be angry.
This book on audio is a production.  Snippets of music can be found throughout the book and the narrator himself joins in on singing a small hymn at a stage.  It is also readers read.  His reference to authors is incredible and the better versed readers will find the story all the more frightening if they get what he is referring to… This is a story of a haunting, of Sarah, of Joe, of a little guy and a man in the zone.  This is a story of life, real life seen at an angle, all too familiar yet intimately strange and removed.  A 5 * review rating if I have ever read one.  But don’t take my typed words for it, go read it for yourself. 
WaAr
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Friday, February 08, 2013

Oh, by the way....

The Venusian Vamp by Andrew Peters
Peters is one of the few people that can be this NON-Pc, and then write about being PC whilst not being PC and get away with it.
His story like so many others is centered around Blues, booze and broads, this one happens to be green and his tongue-in-cheek humor makes him not seem like a male chauvinist but rather like an astute observer of the human race…nah, I am kidding he is a male chauv… still I find his books delightful and look forward to read more by this author.
A 5 * read for sure.
WaAr

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

To be influential or not to be, is that the question? In the Indie Pub world

To be influential or not to be, is the the question? In the Indie Pub world.
Are you only a bag of bones?

Now let us see.

If you have a few authors that like you? Does that make you influential?
If you are an author and have a few thousand followers but sell 3 books a month! Does that make you influential?
If Amazon says you are below the 5000 mark of reviewers, you've made it baby, your in the big leagues....influential?

Ok so lets leave books and put it this way.
If you live in a country with 40 M people, and have 13 friends that you can call upon at night with a flat tyre... influential or fortunate to have really good friends?
If you sell say....Tupperware or soap or vitamins and only have three sales in a month..but received 3000 replies on a giveaway in that same month? Is the product defunct? Your sales technique? Or do you have 3000 people that is in it solely for personal gain?
If you go to work and your job says out of the 10 000000 people they employ and have employed, you are the one that pitched up at work most in the past 5 years.... influential or dilligent?

Why these random questions?
To lead you to this. 
If you are in this to gain money or prestige - get out.  Neither is likely.
If you are under the impression that YOU alone can make a difference between somebody else having bread on the table or not, GET OUT.  You do not get the great grand scheme of things.

If you love to read, support, learn and in general be a nice person not an important person, then and then alone my friends will you turn into something more than a Bag Of Bones.....
This is an Indie world, our world a new world.  Influence is worth nothing more than the next post.  So get with the programme.... do what you do cause you love it.  Cause I for one, am tired of enabling, dragging along and motivating the unmotivated.  I am even more tired of delusions of grandeur....

How do you love, support and learn.... by not leaching from others.  By no longer expecting others to save you and to not play up your own impression of import.  You do the opposite.  You give.. you work and you get the figures that your one of a billion people and that the chances of your opinion being THE opinion is about as likely as it is that Monica Lewinsky is still employed in the White House. 
So lets help!!!!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Book Review of Avenge (The Patronus #2) by Sarah M. Ross

*For Mature YA audiences only. Contains adult situations and language*

Six months ago, Lucy Donovan thought that being killed by a drunk driver was the worst thing that could happen to her.

She was wrong.

Now, the person she loves most has been ripped away from her, soul held hostage, and Lucy has vowed to stop at nothing to get it back.

Part of a new team with enhanced powers, Lucy and her friends begin a quest to avenge the souls that have been stolen. Enemies of the Patronus have united, however, and a spy from within the Patronus realm is feeding the enemy their every move.

When a mission goes horribly wrong, Lucy’s soul becomes compromised. It will take a strength she didn't know was within her to escape the darkness, return to the light and avenge the soul she loves.

Review 5*****

This is the second book in The Patronus series. I loved it!

Lucy Donovan is a fantastic character. She is headstrong, stubborn and loving. She is also a Patronus, a guardian to recently deceased souls. She, along with her Patronus friends, are on a mission to locate all the stolen souls. But there is one soul that is even more precious that has been stolen, that of Lucy's sister, Jessica.

This is a fantastic story that continues from the end of the first book. I struggled to put this book down! In fact, I read this in one sitting! I loved this series from when I won the first book in a competition. It is a completely original story that is full of twists and turns, action, danger, romance and adventure. I loved the relationship between all the characters, especially Lucy and Max. They are HOT together. Then again, they are soul mates! However, what makes it even more special to me is the friendship between Lucy and Cassie. These two are very much like sisters rather than best friends. However, all is not sweetness and light. There is danger in the form of vampires, who are stealing souls. These are some very nasty dudes! I certainly wouldn't like to meet up with these vampires! They are very creepy! Happily, the end of the book left me very warm and tingly! I am now looking forward to reading the next book in The Patronus series, which will be James's story, Avowed, and is due for release in the Summer.

Sarah M. Ross has created a fantastic series that I'm in love with. Her writing style is fluid and fast paced; I would read anything written by this author in the future. I highly recommend this book (and series) if you are looking for a fantastic YA romance. Please note that due to some scenes of a sensual nature and some bad language, this book is for the older YA age range (16+). - Lynn Worton



Basement Level 5: Never Scared by L.R. Wright


Book Review of Basement Level 5: Never Scared by L.R. Wright

Alexa Martinez was raised to believe that murder, deceit, and lies were a part of life. A trained killer, she follows in her father’s footsteps, specializing in political assassinations for Martinez Security—contracted through the CIA. She thrives on the power, money, respect, and—most of all—the adrenaline rush.

Despite the danger associated with her profession, Alexa strives to give her children a normal life. But when her past catches up with her, they become pawns in a deadly game of revenge. Operating from a secret base, five levels below ground, Alexa struggles to unravel the puzzle, uncovering secrets that will alter their lives forever. Now she must make a choice—is she willing to die to give her children a life outside the bullet-proof glass?

Review 4****

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

This is a fantastic thriller/suspense story.

Alexa Martinez is a wonderful character. She is a loving wife and mother, but she is also a deadly trained killer. She, along with her family, is caught up in a deadly nightmare when an enemy from Alexa's past decides to exact their revenge.

This is a fast paced, page turning story that swept me up and held me in it's grip until I reached the end. At the beginning, I was a little bit confused as to how the danger arose. But through a series of flashbacks from both Alexa and her husband Alejandro's (Dro for short) points of view, as well as a few other characters, I began to understand. There are a lot of characters in this book, and it was a bit difficult to remember who was who. The Martinez's are a very influential and powerful family. Think "Mafia-like", and you'll get the idea. The ending of the book has a massive twist that I didn't see coming. The only thing that has kept me from giving this book a five is that I found that I couldn't identify with the main characters as I should have. I found I couldn't feel sympathy for their plight. There's an old saying, "If you play with fire, you're going to get burnt." and they were certainly playing with fire! However, they do have redeeming qualities, and I suppose everyone is allowed a second chance at least once in their lives.

L.R. Wright has written an intriguing thriller/suspense story that I thoroughly enjoyed. A word of warning: This book does contain scenes of violence/danger and those of a sensual nature. Although only mildly explicit, the love scenes are quite hot. Therefore, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, if you love an intriguing thriller/suspense, this one's for you. - Lynn Worton

Friday, February 01, 2013

Lindsay Avalon and Milly Taiden present : The Great Amazon Giveaway!

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