Friday, 31 March 2017

Review: Black of Mood by J.C. Andrijeski 5 of 5 stars

Black of Mood Black of Mood by J.C. Andrijeski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed this book and I have not been compensated in any way. In this story Black and Miri are in New York because Black is determined to find Brick after the events of the previous book (and he feels it would be better to do it there) Much to Miri's dismay he appears to not be above doing anything and everything in order to succeed in this "vendetta" against Brick. Miri on the other hand is struggling with being in New York with all the publicity and celebrity that involves, plus the changes she sees in Black as everything gets very secretive and confusing. Then there are some dreadful terrorist attacks that implicate Black as the organiser - can their relationship survive all of this drama and uncertainty?

OMG - WOW - this was a very INTENSE story that had me riveted. I could not put it down and found myself reading faster and faster as the story went on as I absolutely HAD to know what happened next. It moved from one situation to the next in a seamless manner as the story quickly developed. As always it was very well written and I could definitely feel all the emotions that the characters were going through - even when they were very intense. I LOVED the dramatic ending and I give no apologies for ignoring everything else while I was reading it. I recommend red wine or chocolate as a treat when you finish this as you'll need to come down from the intensity. I think this is the best book of JC's I have ever read - it just blew my mind. If I could give it a higher rating that 5 I definitely would!!

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Review: Twisted Princess by M.L. Sparrow, by Erin Hayes 5 of 5 stars

Twisted Princess Twisted Princess by M.L. Sparrow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Beast Within

Sleepless Beauty by Erin Hayes

Jane and Hayden have been friends since early childhood when a dare in a haunted graveyard goes terribly wrong.

Wow - I loved this story which told the story of a ghost and what went wrong when a dare between friends went a bit too far. It had lots of surprises and as for the twist at the end - WOW. The story was well told and I was living through the events and emotions as the story developed.

Spectral Velocity

The Origins of Snow

Wonderland Casino

The rest to be reviewed when the book is released.

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Review: Sleepless Beauty by Erin Hayes 5 of 5 stars

Sleepless Beauty Sleepless Beauty by Erin Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Jane and Hayden have been friends since early childhood when a dare in a haunted graveyard goes terribly wrong.

Wow - I loved this story which told the story of a ghost and what went wrong when a dare between friends went a bit too far. It had lots of surprises and as for the twist at the end - WOW. The story was well told and I was living through the events and emotions as the story developed.

This book is in the Twisted Princess collection of books out on the 1st April - buy here

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Review: The Shadow City by L.C. Hibbett 5 of 5 stars

The Shadow City The Shadow City by L.C. Hibbett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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The Shadow Children are trying to rescue the halfborn from the Silent Homes but it feels like a losing battle to Grace - now they are having to choose whether to trust the Angels or fight on alone. She has Sam by her side, but they still have to find their way through secrets and lies in the Shadow City.

Wow - lots going on in this book with plenty of twists and turns in the plot - how on earth do they work out who to trust as it seems to be near impossible. I loved the complexity of the story and the way you could not predict the way the story was going to go. It was well written and everything was very clear. I could definitely feel the emotions and thoughts that the characters were going through. I can't wait for the final part of the story.

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Review: Heph: Modern Descendants 3 by Elda Lore 5 of 5 stars

Heph: Modern Descendants 3 Heph: Modern Descendants 3 by Elda Lore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Phyre can create fire from her hands and is living at Hestia's Home trying to get past bad memories from her past and look towards her future. Then Hephaestus Cronus arrives to stay with his foster mother Hestia so he can recover from heartache. Heph is a metal working god and never expected to be so drawn to the cherry haired girl who is enjoying the solitude that can be found there. Can this crippled god find true love with the fiery spirited woman he is so drawn to?

This is a lovely story of love between two damaged souls. As is often the case the path to true love doesn't run smoothly but it does get there in the end. I loved this story. It was well written, and I could feel the emotions and frustrations experienced by the characters. I loved the ending.

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Review: Magic-Born Dragon by K.N. Lee 5 of 5 stars

Magic-Born Dragon Magic-Born Dragon by K.N. Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Rowen is a fugitive and must avoid being captured by the Dragons by hiding in the human realm. All she has is a treasure map to find the Red Dragon and her two powers of persuasion and prophecy. She finds help from a new friend and has to hide from a pirate who is concentrating on vengeance. Then a man from her past warns her and questions this whole journey.

Wow - the plot definitely thickened in this book. I LOVED the story and the way it developed. It was very well told and the writing was easy to understand but also meant that I felt all the complex thoughts and emotions involved in the story. The ending was just WOW!!! I can't wait to find out what happens next in this complex story. You have got to read this.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Review: End of the Line by Steven Penny 5 of 5 stars

End of the Line End of the Line by Steven Penny
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Maeve makes a new friend while her mother sleeps on the train.

This was a lovely story that was full of flowing descriptions of the people and the emotions involved in the story. It wasn't obvious how the story was going to end until you were there so you were left guessing. I loved the idea and the plot involved in the story. Who knows - maybe that really happens in real life? We'll never know.

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Review: Within the Garden of Twilight: The House of Crimson & Clover Volume IX by Sarah M. Cradit 4 of 5 stars

Within the Garden of Twilight: The House of Crimson & Clover Volume IX Within the Garden of Twilight: The House of Crimson & Clover Volume IX by Sarah M. Cradit
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Life appears to be back to normal for the Deschanel family - they are establishing routine, getting jobs or studying at college. But there are plenty of shadows from the past lurking with the promise of something happening soon.

This was a continuation of the story with yet more strands being pulled together or in some cases pulled apart. The writing was good and I could understand and experience the thoughts and emotions of the characters as the story developed. There are some big stories developing and I look forward to those being concluded in the next book.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Review: Hunting A Demon by Sara C. Walker 4 of 5 stars

Hunting A Demon Hunting A Demon by Sara C. Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Melantha Caldwell is a spell-turner and she is worried her friend Savion Lebrun (who is also one) is getting into black magic. However he is actually spending time with another girl called Hope who is also experiencing seizures and sleep walking. Then spell-turners seems to be getting sick. Mel has to trust the new guy in town Phoenix to work out what is going on but that is dented when she finds out what he really is. They need to work together to save Hope and stop the demons from becoming free.

This was a lovely story which was well told with lots of plot twists and turns as the story unfolded. I liked the dilemmas Mel went through deciding it she could trust her old friend, the new guy or neither. I could feel her frustration at times when she had no idea what was happening and no one would tell her what was going on.

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Review: Kade by A.K. Michaels 5 of 5 stars

Kade Kade by A.K. Michaels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Shifter Kade MacKenzie is out of control with the Hunger that is driving him wild with a need to kill and eat prey. His best friend and Beta Lennox warns him what is causing it but he finds the whole idea ridiculous - that is until his wolf takes control and takes him on a quest to find his soul-mate.

I LOVED this story and the way that it developed. Kade was the tough guy that you always envision an Alpha to be, but had also soft gentle edges that made him quite irresistible. As for his mate when he find her, she was feisty and had a take no prisoners attitude that fit perfectly into the role of an Alpha's mate. The story was well written and everything was well described. It was full of complicated thoughts, hopes and fears and I could feel all the emotions that the characters were going through.

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Review: Reapers: The Shadow Soldiers by Josh Collins 5 of 5 stars

Reapers: The Shadow Soldiers Reapers: The Shadow Soldiers by Josh Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Ben Burns is a former Black-Ops solider who is having a crisis and breakdown when he is forced into joining the fight to free the icy planet Silverset from terrorists. He is assigned to a team of misfits and they are given some armour which had been retired as it was considered too dangerous to use. Can they free the planet and will it lead to his own salvation?

I loved this story - it contained alien worlds that were described very well and a complicated main character that meant that to describe both fully the story seemed to start slowly, however when the mission started the action developed fairly quickly. I liked the whole plot idea and the links between the characters which developed as the story progressed. A good scifi story that definitely transports you away to other worlds.

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Review: My Heart in the Maple Tree by Victoria Hope Najar 5 of 5 stars

My Heart in the Maple Tree My Heart in the Maple Tree by Victoria Hope Najar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Eveye Demsworth has amnesia which started when she was 12 so she has no memory before then. She meets a guy called Raf who becomes her best friend as she struggles with life. Then she is pulled out of school and sent to live with people she is told are her grandparents. She starts to get memories of the missing past after she meets someone called Ash who says they were best friends in the past. Will she continue to remember her past or will the sections she has remembered be all she has for the rest of her life?

I loved this story. It had a great plot with some darker elements and the way the memories came back were well written and enhanced the story. The darker elements were a nice addition and gave a good twist near the end of the book. The descriptions of objects, people and emotions were clear and well written. It contained a great dilemma between her two best friends. I won't give it away but I loved the way it developed.

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Review: Death by Chocolate by Gwen Knight 5 of 5 stars

Death by Chocolate: A Cursed Holiday Novella #2Death by Chocolate: A Cursed Holiday Novella #2 by Gwen Knight

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Juniper, even though she was born to werewolf parents, cannot shift and so is a null. She is desperate to fit in and get the man she has loved for years so she does a bargain with a witch - she gets two chocolates to change her into a werewolf and in return she owes the witch a favour. However, as is often the case, it doesn't quite work how it should have. Can the pack alpha Mathis, save the situation.

I loved this story - it was sweet (in more ways than one) . It was a well written story and had lots of drama and excitement. I loved the concept of the story and the end results of all that drama.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Review: Bite the Bullet by C.C. Wood 5 of 5 stars

Bite the Bullet Bite the Bullet by C.C. Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Shannon was an independent woman with a job she loved - then the prophesy came along and she and her friends are all in hiding. Now, along with her friends, she is in hiding so that Cornelius (leader of the Faction) can't kill them all and absorb their power so he can control the world. Then she gets the chance to become bait and work with a 500 year old vampire called Asher Leroux who has made Shannon's soul complete.

Just WOW - I loved this story and the dramatic conclusion to the series although I felt that there was more that could have been said about the various friends, their partners and what happens next. I guess I just didn't want the story to end. It was well written, I could feel the emotions and feelings that the characters were going through and empathise with them. Please write a Bitten #6.

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Review: Love Bites by C.C. Wood 5 of 5 stars

Love Bites Love Bites by C.C. Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Ricki is very cautious of having a relationship with anyone as she is the product of a home where her father was completely incapable of fidelity. Calder is a shifter with piercing green eyes and they seem to see right through Ricki. They have what she assumes is a one night stand then she does everything she can to avoid him. Then the world gets dangerous and she can't get away from him.

I loved this story. We all need a Calder in our life with his lovely green eyes and his devotion to the woman who he knows is his - if only she would accept that too. The story was well written and worked seamlessly into the whole series and further developments in the story.

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Review: Shattered by Sarah M. Cradit 4 of 5 stars

Shattered Shattered by Sarah M. Cradit
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Anasofiya Deschanel has run to Maine to escape her demons but learns she cannot do that. Then she ends up getting caught between the St Andrews brother - Jon has the darkness like her and Finn is kind and good (something she feels she does not deserve). Ana learns much more about herself and her demons as well as her own origins. Things will never be the same again.

This was a good book that explains all about Maine, Ana and her relationship with both of the St Andrews brothers. It was explained fairly well although I did find myself getting a bit frustrated with some of the characters - not sure if that was down to the writing or just the way the characters were behaving (I wanted to knock some heads together). The writing was good and the story was explained well.

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Review: Chronicles of Magic: A Paranormal Magic Boxed Set by K.N. Lee 5 of 5 stars

Chronicles of Magic: A Paranormal Magic Boxed Set Chronicles of Magic: A Paranormal Magic Boxed Set by K.N. Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This book contains 10 stories - some full and some novellas that are either magical or paranormal in some way. Overall the book is a great bargain and contains some really good stories - I only found one that I didn't enjoy.

Full Moon Falling - Calinda B
Kara Falko needs to decide on the future - can she save Ace Diamante and save existence? Can she shoot her fiance in the chest to save her own life?

I LOVED this story - it was well written and I loved the twists and turns in the story. Right until the end I had no idea how it was going to finish.

Mirror Mirror - Susan Stec
A story of a sadistic psychopath and a mirror obsession.

I really didn't enjoy this story and just never really understood what was going on half of the time. You might want to skip this one as I felt it brings down the entire collection of books.

Barely Magic - Catherine Vale
Angela Mason works for the Order of Protection, and Cole Avery is a mercenary brought in to help find a missing person.

I LOVED this story - it was well written and kept me dying to know what was going to happen next.

Love Voodoo - Alyssa Breck
Vampire Luca is attracted to Collette after she does a tarot card reading for him. However she is a human - problem is she seems to be the only person who can save him from himself.

I really enjoyed this story. It had a good plot and was well written. It also had some nice details about the characters that made them very real. There was drama at the end and it made for a good finish to the story.

Voodoo & Fate - Tamsin Baker
Chanti is a voodoo priestess and also a healer. After a simple request from a friend can she cope with the draw to a werewolf that she seems unable to resist?

Wow - LOVED this story. The story had plenty of twists and turns and a kick ass voodoo practitioner at the centre of it. It was well written and I was completely swept away by the story and what would happen next.

Shadows - RaeAnne Hadley
Tabitha Reynolds feels a shiver up her spine when near Shadow Demons. She is also alone because her family died when she was younger and she is so terrorised by the demons (that caused their deaths) that she avoids people and relationships (especially after they killed her first boyfriend too). Justin Murphy has a similar story as he is all alone after his family were killed. He can also see them but has made it his life's work to find a way to kill them. After a chance encounter they meet and discover that they are not unique as there is someone else who can see them too.

An intriguing tale of demons and special abilities which I really liked and thought it was a clever story well written - I just need to look for the next book in the series as I HAVE to know what happens next.

Darken - Angela Fristoe
Gavin walker is reeling from the death of his fiancee two years ago. His is now working with his late fiancee's best friend Coraline Evan's which is making it harder but Cora is now trying to keep him alive even if it negatively affects her.

This story had lots of dark actions with dodgy motives in the world of scientific experiments. It was well written and a nice story to read with a few twists and turns to add to the mix.

Demon of Envy - Jennifer Lynne
Thor has been given a second chance as a human and hopes to find redemption so he can get back to where he should be - but can he manage it?

This was a lovely little story about envy and what it can do to you. It was well written and I really wanted them both to be able to have a HEA. Contains adult scenes.

The last of the Jinn - K.N.Lee
Trust no one - not even the man you created - is the lesson the goddess Malah learns in this story.

This was a dramatic story of love and loss. It was well written and I could feel her pain and despair as she went through all those events in her life.

Slow Burn - Amy Lee Burgess
Duke is a firefighter who can control fire and Erin is a banshee. Can he handle her when she has visions of violent deaths?

This is a lovely story about two people with special skills merged into a story of love. I liked the real feeling to all the characters and relationships between them

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Review: The Athena Operation by Dalton Cortner 5 of 5 stars

The Athena Operation The Athena Operation by Dalton Cortner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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When the universe population are starting to suffer poverty and hardship, the once peace loving Seythra alien nation unexpectedly attack and declare war on the Confederate and their military. There appears to be no hope and there is little or no trust between people and nations anymore. Seraph Aydrian must lead a group of soldiers/mercenaries/civilians to try and stop the killing, the chaos and also importantly work out why this has happened.

This was a great story building up to an epic tale of of nations trying to exist together and how power and corruption can affect them all. The central characters were all well described and had what felt like real personalities. I really felt for the general population as the attacks and fighting spread and was hoping against hope that Seraph and the rest of his crew would be able to do something to save people. The book was well written and the plot hung together well and was suitably complex with some nice twists and turns.

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Review: Half-Blood Dragon by K.N. Lee 5 of 5 stars

Half-Blood Dragon Half-Blood Dragon by K.N. Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Rowen is a lady in waiting and trying to execute her stepfather's plan for her to marry the crown prince and improve the family's status. However she keeps having dreams that warn her that she is going to die in an unpleasant way. Then the dreams come true as she is framed and sentenced to death for the murder of the very prince she was going to marry. She has nowhere to run as the power is all in the hands of the full blood dragon shifters. Can the stranger save Rowen from execution and can she work with her gift and find the courage to set the world on fire?

I loved this story. I can imagine politics in a royal household being like she encountered and I definitely felt for her as the story unfolded and she was forced into situations through no fault of her own. The story was well written and I could definitely feel the emotions for the characters involved in the story.

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Ink and Tarnish by Elizabeth Colburn 4 of 5 stars

Ink and TarnishInk and Tarnish by Elizabeth Colburn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Inali was "sold" for marriage by her father for 5,000 gold coins to an unknown man in an act that has become a part of normal life since the plague had eliminated half of the female population of the empire. So she has no choice but to marry her owner, but she has no idea if he is young or old, handsome or ugly, honourable or a crook.

This is the first chapter of the story and it was well written as it drew you into the story. I enjoyed the story and would definitely like to know more as it unfolds.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Review: Waking the Dead by D.B. Sieders 5 of 5 stars

Waking the Dead Waking the Dead by D.B. Sieders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Vivian Bedford had a chance encounter with a dying stranger and it opens an empathic connection between her and the world of spirits. She ends up caught between the grim reaper Lazarus Darkmore and a guardian spirit Ezra and his apprentice Zeke - plus both sides want her to work for them. However Vivian has the ability to channel energy from the living and if she can control it it will give her leverage over both sides and be able to stay independent - especially as she needs to find a way to protect her disabled sister Mae who has become a target of both sides due to her stored energy. She just needs to be able to control and handle all the players and power.

I loved this story - it was a clever plot and story which I found fascinating. It was well written and there were plenty of twists and turns in the story to keep your interest. Vivian was a strong woman and it was nice to read a story with such a strong woman in the centre of all the action.

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Review: Hannah's Moon by John A. Heldt 5 of 5 stars

Hannah's Moon Hannah's Moon by John A. Heldt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Ron and Claire Rasmussen have struggled for years to have a child and have decided to go down the adoption route but finds there are still many obstacles and years of waiting in their way. Then in a phone call from an uncle she finds he has the secret of time travel. In a short time Clare, Ron and her brother David are transported to Tennessee in 1945 where there are lots of infants to adopt and not much in the way of red tape - sounds simple. However nothing in life that is worth having is ever simple and although they have met some really good friends they also find themselves in a race for survival.

I LOVED this story. It had lots of really great detail and references to events that happened during this time in history which the characters were involved in - sometimes intimately. There were lots of twists and turns in the story and although some events you just knew we likely to happen, there were still more than enough that were surprises. Everything was well written and I could sense the thoughts, emotions and feelings that the characters were experiencing. I won't give away any spoilers but there were a couple of moments that I certainly felt emotional about. A great ending to the series although I have to admit to feeling a little sad that it is the end.

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Review: Kissed by Fire A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance

Kissed by Fire A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance Kissed by Fire A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance by Michelle Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Mermaid Mila is caught in the supernatural slave trade and needs saving and some allies but Niall MacTeine (one of the cursed dragon brothers in Scotland) promises her undying love after she gives him the 'kiss of the sea' and he realises she is 'the one'. To break the curse that locks him in a human form Mila is going to trust him and Niall is going to have to prove to her that he is worth it.

I LOVED this story and found that I was completely enthralled by this tale of mermaids, dragons and slave traders. The love story between Mila and Niall was nicely written and I could feel their emotions and concerns. Everything was well described and the story ending was a nice surprise.

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Review: Soul Mark by C.L. Fennell 5 of 5 stars

Soul Mark Soul Mark by C.L. Fennell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Andi just wants to be normal - instead she feels other people's emotions and is having dreams about killers. Then life gets even more complicated when she starts to accept the truth about what she is and who the people are who are in it. When someone she loves is taken by evil can she face the Fallen?

I loved this story. I started out just describing a teenager with a few abilities and then quickly moved up to a good old battle between good and evil. The writing was good and the descriptions of the people, places and emotions were quite full and with the right level of detail so I could understand and empathise with everything. I was routing for Andi and the other characters in the story - now I just need to know what happens next.

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Review: Shifted Undercover by C.E. Black 5 of 5 stars

Shifted Undercover Shifted Undercover by C.E. Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Nikki and Adam are flying to their honeymoon but they both also have a secret agenda for being on that particular flight. Those plans go out of the window when chaos happens on the plane but Nikki is determined not to lose Adam (the love of her life) and Adam is determined to defend the woman he loves even if it means he has to reveal the beast within him. Can Nikki accept his beast and can he accept her secret? They always say the path of true love never runs smoothly but I'm sure this is going to an extreme.

I loved this story. It contained lots of drama and how that affected Nikki and Adam describing their emotions and how that could and did affect relationship. It was all well written and everything was very clear and easy to understand.

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Review: The Storm and the Darkness by Sarah M. Cradit 5 of 5 stars

The Storm and the Darkness The Storm and the Darkness by Sarah M. Cradit
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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After making a dreadful mistake Ana Deschanel runs away from New Orleans to Summer Island, Maine. However it's not as friendly and tranquil as she helped especially her veterinarian neighbour Jonathan St. Andrews.

Ana Deschanel has made a terrible mistake. The only chance of protecting the other people involved is to flee New Orleans, the only home she has ever known, for the quiet solitude of Summer Island. The locals are distant and cold, especially her neighbour, the reclusive veterinarian Jonathan St. Andrews, but thankfully she has a lifeline in the caretaker Alex Whitman who tries to warn her that she is not prepared for the impending winter. She also meets Jonathan's brother Finn but when attempting to return something to Finn she slips and falls onto some jagged rocks. Thankfully the brothers find her in time but have to find a way to protect them all from a storm and some mysterious darkness that are approaching.

This story is a necessary read if you want to understand some relationships between the characters in the main series.

I loved this story - it has some very real characters with intense and complex relationships between them. It was well written and I could feel all the thoughts, emotions and turmoil that they all went through at different times. Reading this definitely enhanced my understanding of a part of the series.

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Review: Zombie Bigfoot by Nick Sullivan 5 of 5 stars

Zombie Bigfoot Zombie Bigfoot by Nick Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Eccentric billionaire Cameron Carson hires primatologist Dr Sarah Bishop and TV show host Russ Cloud to find and capture a live Bigfoot(Sasquatch). However they all have other motivations to succeed on this quest - Sarah wants to restore her late father's good name, Russ wants to boost plummeting ratings and Carson wants to redeem his tarnished image. They are joined by an Afrikaner hunter, a former wrestling star, a Russian warrior woman with lots of tattoos, a pair of nerds and an intern with some unknown skills.

I loved this story even though I almost feel as if I shouldn't - Horror generally isn't my thing. It had plenty of surprises and action, with plenty of twists and turns. Just when I thought I could see where the story was going something dramatic happened and there was a change. The characters were very real in the way they were described and I could empathise with their thoughts and frustrations. Very enjoyable.

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Review: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress: The House of Crimson & Clover Volume VIII by Sarah M. Cradit 4 of 5 stars

The Secrets Amongst the Cypress: The House of Crimson & Clover Volume VIII The Secrets Amongst the Cypress: The House of Crimson & Clover Volume VIII by Sarah M. Cradit
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Jacob's first attempt at time travel leaves him and Amelia back in Louisiana - only problem is that the year is 1861 and the Civil War is about to start. Even worse they have no luggage, no invitation and have to think quickly and rely on the goodwill and manners of Charles and Brigitte Deschanel who believe they are cousins visiting from abroad. As they try to come to terms with the tragic things that caused them to flee in the first place, they both struggle and Amelia finds herself in the world of a strange man called Victor who seems to know everything there is about them both. As they struggle to find themselves again and handle what has happened they are drawn into the rather bizarre world of the Deschanel family which has the potential to drive them further apart. Can they get through this and still be together before they stay too long and cause untold damage?

I liked this story. I found it a little hard going at times but I think that was probably because they had so much to sort through in their lives and that affected me as well. It was well told and everything was clearly explained. I could feel their thoughts and emotions which made me so desperately sorry for them at times. You definitely need to read the previous books in this series to understand what is going on in this one.

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Review: Life is but a Nightmare by Erin Hayes 5 of 5 stars

Life is but a Nightmare Life is but a Nightmare by Erin Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Ex police detective Callie Saunders is lucky to be alive but is doing well away from all the Greek gods and goddesses - but of course she is missing the one she loves so it is always going to be a struggle.

It all comes to a head when a god seeking vengeance kidnaps her son and she has to go back to the world of those gods and goddesses to try and rescue him. Will she save not just him but maybe even humanity and how will she cope with seeing the one who seems to hold her heart?

What can I say? I LOVED this story. It was full of plots, twists, turns, emotions and passion. I loved the way the story was woven into the Greek mythology whilst also making all the gods and goddesses more "human" with the same feelings and emotions as the rest of us. Now all I need is for Erin to get going on the next part of this story as I NEED to know what happens next.

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