Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book Review of Fury of Fire (Dragonfury Series #1) by Coreene Callahan



Synopsis:

A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her he is bound by duty.

Myst loves her life in the human world, but Bastian has captured her heart in an instant of electric connection. But Bastian and his warriors are in the middle of a deadly battle with the Razorback dragon-shifters, intent on killing every Nightfury clan member—and the humans they protect—the fate of their world and ours hangs in the balance.

An extraordinary blend of action, fantasy, and steamy romance, Fury of Fire brings to life a dangerous new world intertwined with the survival of humanity, all while exploring the meaning of honor and the nature of true love.


Review:


Fury of Fire (Dragonfury, #1)Fury of Fire by Coreene Callahan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love paranormal romances with shifters (either werewolves or dragons), and when I first heard about this book and read the blurb, I became very interested indeed!

Bastian is an intriguing character. He is a typical alpha male - all testosterone and protectiveness towards his family. He is the head of the Nightfury clan, a group of half human/half dragons who protect the humans from another group of dragon shifters. He is uber sexy and knows how he affects the females! I must admit that he did get my heart pitta-pattering too!

Myst Munroe is a character that annoyed me at first. She is a midwife, who was in the right place at the wrong time. Being thrown into a dangerous world of dragons would terrify anyone, never mind Myst, but I found her character a bit weak and pathetic. However, as the story progressed, she finds her backbone and I began to like her a bit more.

I originally bought this book in the Kindle format, but I also got a copy in audio format when it went on sale. I have only recently started using audio books because of time issues - I can listen to the story whilst preparing dinner, or other household chores (NOT vacuuming though!). This story was a bit hard to get into at first, because I had to get used to listening to someone else reading a story. However, once I got into the story, I was totally hooked! There was only one issue I had with this story, and that was the excessive use of swear words. I don't mind the occasional ones, but the author has peppered the story with what I think were gratuitous and unnecessary f-bombs.
The story was a bit predictable, but there was a couple of interesting twists that kept me intrigued enough to keep listening. There is an amazing battle that is described in detail, and made me feel like I was actually there! There are also scenes of a sensual nature that are rather explicit, and made me wonder what the male narrator thought as he read the story! Oh, that reminds me, this book is told from mostly Bastian's point of view, but Myst has a say in the story too, which gave me an insight into her thoughts and feelings. A couple of other dragon-shifters also have their point of view shown. Rikar is Bastian's right hand man, and another sexy half-dragon! Ivar is a Razorback, and enemy of the Nightfuries. He is CREEPY! He made my skin crawl with his mad scientist lunacy! The end of the book finishes on a bit of a cliffhanger, and I'm looking forward to reading/listening to the rest of the series.

Coreene Callahan has written a fast paced, sexy read that had me wishing these characters really existed!

Due to the use of bad language and the explicit scenes, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, I recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances or books with sexy dragon shifters! - Lynn Worton

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Book Reviews of Eternity (Crossroads Saga #4) & Halo City by Mary Ting

Eternity:



Eternity
Crossroads Saga Book 4
Author: Mary Ting
Print ISBN:      9781939865786
E-Book ISBN:  9781939865793
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release date 09/12/2013
Description:

Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. Now that Claudia has her memories back and her life seems to have settled down, the fallen have come out of hiding with the news about Aliah’s and his demons’ death. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a concern; there are those who want to be left alone. However, one particular fallen, Dantanian, is hungry for revenge. Being one of God’s first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind, known as an angel of many faces. He will do anything to get his way, even if it means forcing others to join him. And he will stop at nothing to get Michael on his side.


Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves? 

Review:


Eternity (Crossroads Saga, #4)Eternity by Mary Ting
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

This is the fourth and final book in the Crossroads Saga. I loved it!

Claudia Emerson is a fantastic character. She has endured a lot in her life: from the deaths of her best friend and Grandmother, to losing her memory. However, I found her to be an extraordinary woman. She has grown with her experiences, and is a pretty formidable opponent. But, she is about to face her toughest challenge yet!

I fell in love with this series when I first read Crossroads last year. I have been looking forward to reading this book ever since I heard it was being written. I knew that I was in for an exciting and fast paced read, and the author didn't disappoint! However (and this is NOT a complaint), Claudia is not as involved with this story compared to the other books, even though she is there. There is a reason for this, but I'm not saying what it is! You will have to read the book to find out for yourselves! It made a nice change to follow Davin and the rest of the Alkins and the Venators as they carried out their duties. I think that Davin has also grown in this series. He has become a leader (and an able one at that). I did find that I missed him, his bad jokes and his love of salsa notwithstanding! He is one of my favourite characters in this series. There are some twists and turns in the story which kept me hooked! Dantanian may be evil, but I didn't get the impression that his character was as strong as it could have been. He reminded me of a bully who has low self-esteem issues.

Mary Ting is an amazing author! Her characters are extremely lifelike and likable. I added her to my favourite authors list a while back. Her books are a joy to read (when they're not making you cry!). They are fast paced, take you on a roller coaster ride of emotion and flow beautifully!

I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love YA, Paranormal Romance, Angels, Demons, Nephilim and Alkins. - Lynn Worton

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Halo City:


Halo City
Michael's Journey (Novella)
Author: Mary Ting
Print ISBN:      9781939865809
E-Book ISBN:  9781939865816
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release date 08/12/2013
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Description:

When a massive group of angels known as nephilim—half human, half angel—had been found by the Royal Council, they were taken to Halo City. Instead of cleansing the Earth with a flood, which had been done before, the Royal Council created a place just for this group of angels. While they were being taken, one of the Twelve, Aden, rebelled and convinced many of the new alkins to join his cause—to live freely among the humans and take over Crossroads. 

After the fall of Aden and his followers, Michael was taken to Halo City to heal. Not only did Michael have a difficult time settling into his new environment, he had conflicting issues regarding his past. Upon meeting the alkins, one in particular, Davin, refused to give up on helping him deal with his struggles. Together, they discovered a strange being that would appear at the Crossroads at unexpected times. Souls wandering there was nothing new, but this one aged as time passed. Mystified, they both searched for answers while refraining from telling the Twelve about her. Who was this being that had enraptured Michael’s attention? And will Michael finally forgive himself and find the happiness that he yearned to have?

Review:



Halo City: Michael's  JourneyHalo City: Michael's Journey by Mary Ting
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

This is a novella that I really loved!

Michael is an Alkin/Nephilim (half angel, half human), who had joined Aden when he rebelled against the council.

This novella is the back story to Michael and how he arrives at Halo City. This shows his struggle to fit in with the other Alkins, and how his friendship with them began. This story also shows Michael's point of view of the beginning of Crossroads, where he first meets Claudia. I loved seeing things from Michael's point of view, as it made me understand and like him more! He may not have been a nice person to begin with, but as he lets down his guard and becomes more secure in his friendship with Davin and the other Alkins, he becomes a better person.

Mary Ting brings her characters to life, and it has been a pleasure to read her books. I hope to read more of her stories in the future!

I highly recommend reading this novella (as well as the whole Crossroads Saga) if you love YA, Paranormal Romance or stories with Angels, Demons, Nephilim and Alkins. - Lynn Worton

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Troop....

The Troop by Nick Cutter

Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2014 by Gallery Books
ISBN
1476717710 (ISBN13: 9781476717715)
edition language
English

This book reminded me of Lord Of The Flies meeting Contagion meeting Anything and everything by Stephen King.
I loved the fact that the boys on the Island remained boys.  Their conversations were mundane and age appropriate while the fact that they were growing up were immediately obvious.
The boys might as well have been a cross section of demographic groups the world over.  You have the Jock.  The chubby nerd. The inbetweener that is neither a Jock nor a nerd but whom seems to be destined to become THE COOL Kid nonetheless.  You have a young budding psychopath with some kills to his name but thus far no homo sapiens.  Thus far.  Then you have the boy with guts and a back bone.  Together this troop has to survive against a perfect monster created in a lab….
The characters are predictable and this makes the story all the more chilling.  The boys are introduced as a group and then the reader is afforded the opportunity to get to know the boys via their past and their role within the group. 
As the situation on the Island deteriorates with the boys and their mental and physical battles so do the structures on the Island.  Soon the world building and character forming is a perfect reflection of the one or the other.
I said above that the characters are stereotype and I kid you not.  The story itself is also to a degree predictable.  What is not is the emotional involvement the author awakened in me.  I cannot remember ever wanting a boy to die as much as I did in this book.  I have seldom before rooted this much for the boys to make it to the main land and the one scene that will forever be with me is the beach scene with the turtle.  I almost cried and No I won't say why.  I hated the boys in that scene although I fully comprehended what and why they were doing what they were doing. 
Who should read this? Psychological thriller lovers and horror lovers.  This is almost a perfect 50/50 split between horror and thriller. 
According to me, this is a must read.  Don't take my word for it though. 
Read it yourself. 

WaAr

Book Review of Rest Inn Peace by Bonnie Bernard



Synopsis:

Rest Inn Peace is a charming bed and breakfast nestled in a magical grove on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park, next to an old cemetery packed with brain-starved zombies. The inn ishome to dragons, fairies, talking animals and ghosts. The welcome-wagon committee is a creepy statue and a crazy manager. For Cobra and his 12 year old daughter Zoe, inheriting the inn is anything but a delightful family rest stop and it brings out the worst in them both; after all, fairies and dragons aren’t even real – are they? Cobra wants to take his kid and run, but where will they go? The outside world is crumbling, people are hungry and desperate. When Cobra takes over running the Inn, murders begin to plague the small town of Broken Spur Valley with a frightening regularity. Is there a connection between their arrival and those mysterious murders?

Review:


Rest Inn PeaceRest Inn Peace by Bonnie Bernard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review 6******

This is a highly entertaining read! I LOVED IT!

Cobra (real name Corbin) Carpenter is a fantastic character. He is an ex-con with an alcohol addition he is trying to kick. When he inherits a Bed and Breakfast business, his whole world gets turned upside down! I really liked this character, even though his belief (or is that disbelief?) of other worldly creatures is severely tested.

Zoe Carpenter is his twelve year old daughter. She is another fantastic character. She is very sweet and still has the ability to see fairies and other creatures that adults no longer see. I liked her very much.

There are also some other fantastic characters in this story. These include a talking cat, a dragon (or 2), fairies, zombies and a family of yeti's by the name of Smith!There is even a ghost from the seventies (that's 1970's!) called Foxy, who talks in rhyme. This story ROCKS! It completely pulled me in and kept me hooked from the first page! I found this book to be an exciting and unusual read. There are some twists and turns which kept me guessing, and the mystery of the murderer only got deeper as the story progressed. This story has a mixture of humour and horror that intrigued and appalled, but at the same time thoroughly entertained. The end of the story has a HUGE twist (for which I hated the author for - how dare she end it like that!!!) that completely shocked me! I don't normally swear, but I did and went "Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!". I hope there is a sequel, because I would love to know what happened next! If not, the ending is cruel and unusual punishment!

Bonnie Bernard has written another amazing story that is full of eccentric and quirky characters that come alive on the page. She has a sense of humour that can be dark at times, but dry too. I have read her other series, The Midnight Hunter series (and loved it) so I knew that I was going to be highly entertained; She did not disappoint! She is one of my favourite authors!

I highly recommend this book if you love paranormal and/or fantasy genres. - Lynn Worton

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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My short gushing review.

I read The DaVinci Code before it ever became THE DAVINCI CODE.
So by the time it hit the main stream market as THE book to read I had to agree but I was not as swept up with the word-of-mouth marketing that made this book what it turned out to be.
Still. I was a fan.

I have read everything by this author thus far and think, this might be the best book yet.
None of the shock factor the author used in DaVinci.  Many of the same rigorous research as in Angels and Demons.  Far more entertaining than his other 3.  Yes,if you are a fan this should be a dream come true.  On the other hand.  If The Lost Symbol left you disappointed I urge you to give this one a try.  This is much more like it.

WaAr

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Switched by Amanda Hocking

Switched


Amanda Hocking has done it again.  I loved this book.  I had problems in identifying with Wendy.  Her mood swings and temper in our world is not to be seen in the Trylle kingdom.  She loves Matt and her aunt to bits and when surrounding by Trylle she spends very little if any time thinking about them.  That said.  She is a typical teenager and I loved her new world.

The one thing I loved most was the parental emotional removal so prevalent in Wendy's life.  Her host mother as well as her own was written as …. well let's stick to emotionally distant.  The author did this so well that even though I had trouble finding something to like about Wendy my sympathy for her won out at the end.

I will definitely read book 2.

WaAr

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome to Peace In Time And MCV Egan via Bridge of Deaths blog stop!

What is this all about?


World day of Peace



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See more about the woman that got me hooked on this a few years back here  MCV Egan is a fascinating woman and a gifted author.  


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So why are you here?

Well now lets get to it.


John Lennon Imagine listen to it here


World peace day on the 21st September is fast becoming an institution for me.

We don’t know peace.  I wonder if anybody in the history of mankind have ever known it…Maybe John Lennon had it correct.  Lets imagine with him for a minute shall we?
   "Imagine" 
No stop imagining.  Start doing.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

As a Christian, I prefer to believe in a Heaven up above.  Living for today though, sounds perfect. 



Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

No border and no religion apart from do no harm.  Sounds absolutely perfect.



You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Stop dreaming people.  Standing by will not make a change.  Loving today, the entire day, every second of this day, then trying to do the same tomorrow and the day after… that sounds so simple and too good to be true but it is absolutely perfect.



Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

This is a tough one guys.  It mean a no I AM! It means a WE in all things at all times.



You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Let us make this simple guys.  Let us live like this for today only.  Let us see if we can do the same on the 22nd!



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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Book Review of Her Wicked Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 6) by Felicity Heaton


Synopsis:

The King of Demons and the Devil’s right hand man, Asmodeus is a dark angel born of evil and created for destruction. When his master orders him to venture into the mortal world and retrieve a female for him, he seizes the chance to leave Hell for the first time, uncaring of what the Devil has planned for her… until he sets eyes on the most beautiful woman he has ever seen—a female who awakens new feelings within his black heart, unleashing passion so intense that it controls him and desire he cannot resist.

He will not let his wretched master have her. She will belong to him.

Liora is a witch with a bad reputation and an obsession with fighting demons. A mission gone wrong sees her sent to Paris to cool off, but when a dark and deadly warrior with a gaze of golden fire lands in her life, she ends up burning hotter than Hell for the wicked angel. Nothing will stand between her and the immense, forbidding male. Not her cousin. Not Asmodeus’s sworn enemy and twin, Apollyon. And certainly not the Devil.

Caught up in a tempest of danger and soul-searing passion, can they survive against the odds and seize their forever after?

Books in the Her Angel paranormal romance series:
Her Dark Angel (Her Angel romance book #1)
Her Fallen Angel (Her Angel romance book #2)
Her Warrior Angel (Her Angel romance book #3)
Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel romance book #4)
Her Demonic Angel (Her Angel romance book #5)
Her Wicked Angel (Her Angel romance book #6)


Review:


Her Wicked Angel (Her Angel #6)Her Wicked Angel by Felicity E. Heaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review 6******

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the sixth book in Her Angel paranormal romance series. I LOVED IT!

First off, I would like to say that I LOVE the cover! Those eyes! Those muscles! *Swoon!*

Asmodeus is a fantastic character! He is the devil's right hand man, with a dark and evil presence that rivals that of his master. He is also Apollyon's twin. Whereas Apollyon is mostly good, Asmodeus is evil incarnate. He was created to be uncaring, and to find pleasure from the pain of Hell's inhabitants. He is truly the King of Demons! I fell under his spell pretty quickly, and have a SERIOUS book crush on him!

Liora is also a fantastic character! She is Erin's cousin, and is a very powerful witch who has a dark side. Sent to Paris, she meets Asmodeus and sparks fly!

I have been looking forward to reading this book ever since I found out that it was being written! I fell in love with the series when I first read Her Dark Angel last year. Each novella has unique characters, and Asmodeus and Liora are most certainly unique! This book is a joy to read! I loved the interaction not only between Asmodeus and Liora, but between Asmodeus and the rest of the characters from the first five novella's. It was nice to meet Apollyon, Serenity, Annalie, Lukas, Veiron, Erin, Marcus and Amelia again. There are two new characters that I would love to meet (with trepidation!). They are Romulus and Remus, Asmodeus's hell hounds. To say they are supposed to be vicious killers, these two are the cutest hounds! I would love one as a guard dog!
The story certainly has it's twists and turns! I was completely enthralled with the tale, and read it in one sitting! I found myself grinning at some of the dialogue, especially Erin's irreverent (but one sided) conversation with her father (the Devil). There are also some very hot scenes that burned hotter than Hell, and just about set fire to the book!
I am looking forward to reading Nevar's story as soon as possible!

Felicity Heaton is number one on my Favourite Authors List. I love her writing style - it is extremely fluid and flows beautifully! I am in awe of her talent to weave stories with characters that come alive on the page. I felt like I could bump into them whilst doing my shopping!

Due to the explicit scenes in the story, I do not recommend this book to younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love erotic paranormal romance or stories with sexy angels! This story can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend that you read the other 5 books too! - Lynn Worton

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The Maze by Jason Brannon

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The Maze by Jason Brannon


Book Description

 August 23, 2013
A near death experience transports Jamie Burroughs into The Maze, a realm built by angels and demons and filled with traps and riddles for those haunted by their mistakes.

For Jamie, The Maze becomes a terrifying journey through a world of darkness where his soul and the lives of those he loves hangs in the balance. With his family in danger and his soul in peril, Jamie is forced to reevaluate the kind of man he truly is as he struggles to escape The Maze before it’s too late.

Praise for The Maze

“Jason Brannon shows us a place of reckoning and judgments, of creatures that wait to ensnare us. The Maze is a novel of damnation and deliverance, of corridors fortified with death and spirituality. I found a bit of myself in The Maze." ~ Steven Lloyd, author of The Wooden Box

“From his style, you’d think Jason Brannon was the dark double of Ray Bradbury. He cares more about character and realism than most writers I’ve read and his plots flow like well-orchestrated music. Indeed, Brannon’s writing has a classical feel, reminiscent of the best traditional work in the genre, even when he’s going for gut-wrenching terror and torture in-extremis." ~ Michael Arnzen, International Horror Guild Award winning author of Grave Markings (Dell Abyss)

“Warning! The Maze may get inside your head — and stay there.” ~ Harry Shannon, author of Night of the Beast

“Brannon’s work reminds me of the glory days of The Twilight Zone, when it was in black and white and carried bylines like Beaumont and Matheson. Often surreal, sometimes disturbing and sometimes enlightening, there’s real substance in his tales that few of his contemporaries can match.” ~ Mike Oliveri, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author of Deadliest of the Species

“It is a rare treat to find a modern writer whose work is truly a mirror of the darkest corners of the world we all share. Every one of his haunting stories is infused with clear ideas and startling notions submerged in a straightforward and engaging prose. His visions linger with you long after the book has been closed.” ~ Stephen Susco, Screenwriter (The Grudge, The Grudge 2, Pulse, Red)

My Review

The start of the book had me somewhat confused. It started fast and furious and I was unsure of where it was heading.
Once the main protagonist lands in the maze the horror starts. Weirdly the horror is a reflection of what it is like to be human and which "small sins" we engage in.

Once mythology entered the book with a massive bang I was even more confused. The Christian literature I expected was missing.
Soon however I got to know why the mythology was present. How the maze works and the message of hope and redemption started to dawn on me and hopefully other readers.
All in all this is a fast, engaging read which is well written and develop so it is less preachy in nature and more entertaining and illuminating!

A read I will recommend to lovers of the genre who is open to get the entire story before making judgement.

WaAr

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Book Review of Illicit Affairs by Jo Matthews, Bec Rose and NJ Cole



Synopsis:
A compilation of three erotic tales with women giving into their darkest desires and pursuing the forbidden. 

Unexpected Journey by Jo Matthews
Sarah Chandler thinks a vacation to Hawaii with Mitch, her husband of eight years, is the answer to their problems. What happens when Mitch backs out at the last minute to spend a romantic weekend with his secretary, manipulating his business partner into accompanying Sarah alone?

Hot Summer Nights by Bec Rose
Annie Murphy's life hadn't turned out like she'd expected. First, her husband of over twenty years announced he was gay, leaving her forty-five and single, struggling to regain her confidence. Then, when she agrees to allow a friend of her son's to stay at her house for a college internship in the hopes for a bit of company for the summer, Annie gets another surprise. When the 'she' turns out to be a 'he,' the temperature isn't the only thing causing some hot summer nights.

Second Chances by NJ Cole
When a stranger walking down the side of the road in a thunderstorm presents Calla Moretti with what she believes is the solution to all of her marital troubles, her entire world begins to spin. One romantic night, one big lie-will it give her what she's always longed for or fill her heart with more emptiness?

Review:


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

This is an anthology of three erotic tales. I loved them! Each story is well written, provocative and HOT, HOT, HOT!

Unexpected Journey is a romantic story. Sarah Chandler is a wonderful character. Her husband, Mitch on the other hand, it a total jerk! His business partner, Aaron, is a really nice guy. When Mitch backs out of going on vacation, Sarah and Aaron are thrown together and the chemistry is explosive!

Hot Summer Nights is a evocative story about attraction between an older woman and a young man. Annie Murphy is a divorced mother of one. Her son's friend, Jaime, comes to stay and sparks fly! These two characters are fantastic! I liked them both.

Second Chances is a fantastic story. Calla thinks that if she could have a baby, it would save her marriage. She recklessly picks up a stranger in a rainstorm and a night of passion ensues. I liked Calla, but why do women always think that having a baby would rescue a rocky marriage? It is not always true! I liked Jayce though! He's a much nicer person than Calla's husband!

Jo Matthews, Bec Rose and NJ Cole have their own distinctive writing styles, but they have each written an exciting story that is fast paced and flowed beautifully! I look forward to reading more of their work (either collectively, or individually) in the future.

As this is an anthology of erotic stories, I do not recommend this book to readers below 18 due to the the explicit content. However, I highly recommend this book if you love erotica or erotic romance. - Lynn Worton



            

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Caged
Book 2 by Sophie Davis in the Talented series 

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Book Description
Publication Date: April 26, 2012
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After her brush with death at Ian Crane’s compound, Talia Lyons feels like a prisoner, confined in her childhood home. Plagued with seizures- the result of an unidentified drug injected in her neck by Crane’s men- Talia must put her dream of becoming a Hunter on hold. So when Agency Director McDonough asks Talia to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, Talia jumps at the opportunity. Soon she learns that her new-found freedom comes with a price- working with Donavon on a daily basis. As if that isn’t awkward enough, her former teammate, Erik, also shows up at the School. But at least Talia has the unexpected company of her best friend Penny; to not only assist her in uncovering the spy, but also to deal with the complications that the guys create. As Talia becomes more entrenched in her assignment, she quickly learns the lengths that the Agency and Mac will go in the name of war. With Crane’s influence spreading, Talia learns that there are few Operatives without ties to the Coalition. Forced to face hard truths and dangerous conclusions, Talia realizes that it is those closest to her who are hiding the biggest secrets. As the task of finding the traitor becomes more problematic, desperation and frustration rule Talia’s world. It becomes clear that Talia can’t do this alone. But who can she trust, when everyone around her is lying?  Like what you have read? Want a copy, click on the cover.

My review 


Having read Talented I could not wait to read more about Talia and what happened following the cliff hanger end of book 1.

I am ashamed to admit that I expected no more than I got from book one. Like able characters in a conspiracy with some teenage angst and romance.

So imagine my surprise when I found that the author aged the character with 9 months and with it come real growth for the principle characters.

This growth is more often than not emphasized in a subtle fashion by the past of the characters being unveiled and thus the characters gaining depth and new facets. Growth is obtained thus in a subtle fashion with the aim to focus the reader's attention on the conspiracy and the intrigue.

I was amazed, surprised and delighted. I am not going to rehash the story. Buy a copy but first get the first book in the series free so you can see if you agree with me or not that this is a fantastic series.

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Book Review of Red Slaves Dust To Blood by Tonya Cannariato


Synopsis:

It's a simple formula: Magical power equals political power...

Sparks are flying between researcher Anne Crosby and no less than nine men--but it's not what you think. Whenever these nine amnesiacs touch anyone, electrical mayhem results. More surprising: all of them have dust instead of blood in their veins, even though they're quite alive. It's Anne's job to track down who and what these men are, even though she takes a dim view of the supernatural.

Her research takes Anne to Russia and the discovery of the devastating magical source behind the former Soviet Union's power--a source the resurrected KGB wants back. Anne must stop them, and they'll do anything to stop her.


Review:


Dust to Blood (Red Slaves, #1)Dust to Blood by Tonya Cannariato
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

This was an exciting and intriguing read! I really enjoyed it!

Anne Crosby is a fantastic character. I liked her very much. She is a no nonsense, cynical person, who is methodical and thorough in her approach to her job. However, when her boss sends her to Russia to investigate a strange phenomenon, little does she know what awaits her.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book, but I was completely sucked in from the first page! There is a lot of mystery and suspense that kept me turning the pages. The story is told from Anne's point of view, and I loved how the author set this book in Russia. Her description of the environs were exceedingly detailed; I felt like I was actually there! I liked meeting the nine men, who shared three names between them: Ivan, Vasily and Fyodor; They are a complete mystery, but compelling. There are also some other great characters that kept the story interesting. Igor Straslavski is a Russian businessman, and associate of Anne's boss. I liked him very much; he's extremely paranoid, but it is justified! Olga is a librarian and an ex-KGB trainee, but I really liked her. Natasha is a witch, but I was a bit ambivalent about her character. The ending has an intriguing twist that surprised me - "There be dragons in them there hills!". I just wish they had figured more prominently from the start!

Tonya Cannariato has written a thrilling and suspenseful paranormal fantasy that kept me on the edge of my seat.

I recommend this book if you love urban fantasy and/or paranormal genres, or books with witches and/or dragons in them! - Lynn Worton

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Spear of Destiny by M.E. Brines

The Spear Of Destiny by M.E. Brines


This is a short story of 32 pages and every single one of this is packed with a punch.  I was amazed at what the author managed to do with his characters and the story line in such a limited space.  

Character development, world building, this short had it all.  

I wish the author would have added another page from the moment where the final confrontation starts up though.  It would have made the last few pages a bit less hurried.  That said.  The pace in the story itself until that point was perfect.

I really loved this short. 

WaAr


Link towards Amazon for a free copy.  Also free on Smashwords et al.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005P1B1P2/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

Monday, September 16, 2013

Our giveaway for Daniel Coleman....and the winners are...... CONGRATS!

One International and one National winner..... for Gifts and Consequences ..... by

Daniel Coleman


And our winners are...

Jyotsna Ramani is our International winner and
Lee Todd our US winner.


Deadly Night by Heather Graham


Heather Graham brings us Deadly Night

This book reminded me of something Karen Rose would write.  

The story line is an almost even split between romance and tension and on the other side murder and mayhem.

I loved it. 

The characters are well formed and grow well throughout the story.  The mystery and mayhem keeps you glued to the book and the result is nice and tidy.

I loved the setting and the author did an amazing job with world building. 

I will definitely read the next book in this series and I suspect that this author now has a new fan.

WaAr

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review of Conflict (Control #2) by M.S. Willis



Synopsis:

***Content Warning - This is a new adult fiction with mature themes. It contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence.***

Conflict is th
e second book in the Control series. This description contains spoilers for those who have not read book one in the series, entitled Control.

Private Investigator, Paige Stone has always appreciated the independence of her life, however, her world was pitched upside down when she and her roommates were attacked and nearly killed. As a result of the attack by Chris, Paige now finds herself dependent upon Daemon Pierce for a place to live as she hides from Chris. Paige has never lived with a man before and demands that Daemon consider her a "roommate" only, even though it goes against her own desires.

Strong-willed and arrogant, Daemon Pierce has been working hard to protect Paige from Chris and from herself. Letting go of his life as a womanizer, Daemon tries to prove to Paige that she can trust him, even though he refuses to enlighten her as to his past. Daemon struggles to comply with Paige's ridiculous demand to be "roommates" and quickly finds that he has fallen in love with the girl who does nothing but push him away.

Paige's emotional journey once again places her in dangerous situations and when secrets are revealed and decisions are made, Paige has no choice but to look deep within herself to see if she can finally trust the man who will stop at nothing to save her.


Review:


Conflict (Control, #2)Conflict by M.S. Willis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

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

Paige Stone is a strongly stubborn individual. I loved this character's determination to find Chris after the brutal attack. Unfortunately, she is a bit reckless at times, which nearly gave me a heart attack, never mind Daemon!

Daemon Pierce is sexy, handsome and downright ticked off with Paige! I originally thought he was a bit of a jerk. However, by the end of the first book, I was smitten! I love his protective streak, but he tends to be a bit overbearing at times.

The story continues from the end of the first book, and it is a real page turner - I struggled to put the book down! One thing I love about this story is how the characters come alive! David is still one of my favourites - he makes me laugh with his antics. However, Chris is on the other side of the scale - he made my skin crawl! Just thinking about him makes me shudder!
The chemistry between Paige and Daemon is explosive, to say the least! The pages fairly spark and sizzle, even though sometimes all they are doing is sitting in the same room. It was nice to have had my suspicions confirmed about something towards the end of the book though! This confirmation made me want to read the next book, Conquer, as soon as possible!

M.S. Willis has written a fantastic New Adult romance that was disturbing in places and touching in others. I love her writing style, which is fast paced, and the story flowed beautifully. I am adding her to my Favourite Authors list!

Due to some scenes of violence and those of a sexual nature, I do not recommend this book (or series) to younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love hot and spicy romances. - Lynn Worton

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review of The Throne of Hades: Shortbook by Snow Flower by Ann Snizek



Synopsis:

Lynnton Wor watches as the world she loves dies around her. The demons are in control and hell bent on destroying it. Or so she thought. When a young and powerful demon appears in her apartment and tells her that everything she believes is a lie... and he has proof. He just needs her help to rid the world of evil.

Review:



The Throne of Hades (ShortBooks by Snow Flower)The Throne of Hades by Ann Snizek
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I won a competition to have my name used in a short story. The author kindly sent me a copy of the book to read. I loved it!

Lynnton Wor is a wonderful character. She is a strong warrior type, who battles with her own demons, never mind the ones running around the world! She meets Lazaro, a demon prince, and her world gets turned upside down when he requests her help.

This is a fantastic short story. However, I found it too short! It was just getting interesting and it finished! There is so much I would like to find out about the Hadesian's and their planet. Lazaro is also an intriguing character, and I would be interested to finding out more about why he and his brethren were exiled on Earth. There was also the chemistry between Lynnton and Lazaro; it promised to get hot!

Ann Snizek has written a short story that I really enjoyed, even though it left me wanting more! I am looking forward to reading more books from this author, especially her full novels.

I recommend this book if you love paranormal or science fiction genres. - Lynn Worton

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Monday, September 09, 2013

Daniel Coleman = Hero and author. Meet him and see if you could be a lucky winner of a signed copy of his third book!

Welcome and say Hi to Daniel Coleman.  

Our author and hero of the day.



So let me tell you why this man is a hero.  He saves lives by fighting fires.  Then he writes books to entertain us.  That, people is about as good as it gets.  

So what does he write?
Hang on.  Here is link one.....


Print only on Amazon as far as I can see
I present Hatter

http://www.amazon.com/Hatter-Daniel-Coleman/dp/1463523939/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378276237&sr=1-1


He has more though.......
Jabberwocky is also available on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Jabberwocky-Daniel-Coleman/dp/1461047374/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378276266&sr=1-2


And the purchase link for a print copy is....

http://www.amazon.com/Jabberwocky-Daniel-Coleman/dp/1461047374/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378276266&sr=1-2                                                        Amazon rocks.

So  Lets see.  He has one more...this is also the book you might walk away with as the winner of our American or International signed book prize.......


http://www.amazon.com/Gifts-and-Consequences-ebook/dp/B005CA3ILQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378276657&sr=1-3

Yes Gifts and Consequences needs a new home or two...If you are not a winner you can find this book here....
Amazon.....

Or enter the raffle and win a signed copy.  Easy peasy.  






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