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Rapture by Lauren Kate

 

Rapture by Lauren Kate

The sky is dark with wings . . . .
Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.
Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.
For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.
In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.
 
My Review:  on My World

 

Welcome to my stop on the Whispers in the Woods book tour hosted by Virtual Book Tour Cafe!  I hope you enjoy the information I give here, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

 

Vol. I
When Evie Parker meets Lucas Spencer she begins to feel hope again.  Lately she’s been going through life in a fog and Lucas is all about teaching her how to have fun again.   For the first time since the accident she knows what it means to have fun again.  So who cares if Lucas is a little odd.  It isn’t that strange that she’s never met his parents, or that teachers never seem to notice when he’s late for class. 
Evie tries not to care, but on top of all his peculiar behavior she’s been feeling kind of sick lately–
ever since she met Lucas actually.  When Lucas decides it is time to come clean with all his secrets Evie has to make some hard decisions.

Vol. II
All Evie wants is a little bit of normal in her life– is that really too much to ask?  
Lucas isn’t normal, but he makes her happy. That should count for something.  Evie thinks she can find a balance that will let her be normal and also be with him.  Of course she hadn’t counted on adding his family into the mix, or his ex-girlfriend.  Life with an elf is never boring.

Vol III
Lucas and Evie were finally at a place where Evie was comfortable with her mix of normal human teenager and fantastical elf boyfriend.  Then she went and got herself crushed by a tree. 
Evie wakes up with a whole lot of extra issues to deal with. Not the least of which is a trip inside the Veil to see Lucas’s home.   She never would have agreed to go if she’d known she was going to have her own secret to hide.

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Independently published
Release Date: May 21, 2012
Goodreads page

 My Review:This book sounded quite good when I read the blurb.  I’ve always love stories of any of the fey.  I was definitely happy to have all 3 volumes at once, so I could just continue reading as if it were one.  
I found the story enthralling and very easy to blaze right through.  I didn’t want to put it down.
We get to know Evie and her sad little world, where she has only one friend.  Losing her parents, moving in with a grandmother she had never met (and whom didn’t want her around) being the new kid in school, she’s had quite a tough year!

Then, she meets Lucas while hiking in the woods.  She immediately starts to notice “odd” things about him, but pushes the feeling to the back of her mind; she’s way too happy with him to even want to know what these oddities could mean. 
Then he comes clean…
So she’s dating an elf, so what, right?  She can still have her “normal”, even with the unbelievable news of their relationship.  
We tag along as Evie comes to terms with her new life and just as things seem to be falling into place, a brand new, and perhaps dangerous, issue becomes quite apparent.
I loved this book, although, it is titled the “complete series”.  I am writing this hoping that is not entirely true..  There is plenty more to the story to be told, Volume III ended with a bit of a “whoa, what’s next” feeling.  I desperately hope to be reading the rest of the story very soon.
I give this book 4 stars!
The Interview
1)  What inspires you to write the stories you write? 
Usually my stories start with a character.  One minute I’ll be doing the dishes or eating dinner and the next minute I’ll be having a nice little mental chat with a new character.  Once I’ve made friends with a new character i can’t not write their story. 
2)  You’re an “Indie author”… now that you have a few books under your belt, do you think you’ll become more commercialized?  
I’ve seen many do this.  Independently publishing my books has really been a life changing experience for me.   Not only have I been able to realize the dream of seeing my imagination come alive in print, but I have met a lot of amazing people and learned a ton about the publishing industry.  I am certainly proud when I look back and see how far I’ve come from that first blinking cursor on a blank computer screen.  
That being said… Being an Indie is HARD!  You aren’t just an author.  You’re also an editor, and a publicist, and a graphic designer, and a publisher, and an accountant, and a legal department.  Phew!  It is exhausting.  Not to mention that, despite the experience I’ve gained, I am still bumbling around with a lot of the particulars.  Traditional authors still have the edge on resources.   
I am very excited to be able to tell you that I have recently signed a deal for representation with Trident Media Group.  Hopefully this relationship will see me safely and successfully changing lanes into the traditionally published world. 
3)  Do you feel a specific connection with any of your characters?  
I wouldn’t say that any of my characters are ever modeled after me.  Honestly I don’t think that would be very interesting.  But I am not ashamed to tell you that some of my best friends are the fictional characters in my books.  Carter from Whispers in the Woods is always around when I’m having a rough day.  He tells me jokes and then I laugh out loud and the people around me all stare and wonder if I’m insane.  It’s awesome.  
4)  Who are some of your favorite authors?  
So many.  So many.  I am currently a huge fan of Jennifer Armentrout she of course writes the Lux series and I am such a fangirl when it comes to Daemon Black.  I very recently finished reading Would be Witch by Kimberly Frost and I believe I have found a new favorite in Frost.  I laughed the whole time and I am simply itching to get my hands on the sequel.  
5)  Have you always wanted to be an author?  
I never really know how to answer that.  Because I have always loved to read and I have always thought that writing books would be an awesome career.  But I didn’t actually think it was a real possibility until last year.  I had recently left my job to stay home with my two awesome kids and I read an article about how easy Amazon made publishing and the rest is history. 
6)  What advise can you give to us aspiring authors? 
Just keep writing.  Ebooks have really opened a ton of windows in the publishing world and that is an awesome place to get your feet wet, but first you need something to publish! 
7)  What’s next for you?  
I am very excited about the sequel to Whispers in the Woods.  You will be able to get Whispers in the Dark in late December.  
8)  Where can we find you?
To enter the giveaway, please sign up with the rafflecopter here.
For more information
facebook.com/dell.tj 
Email: tjdellbooks@gmail.com

 

 Welcome to the Prowl Trilogy tour hosted by I Luv Tours. Today we are featuring an excerpt from the second book, Entice.  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

The blurb:  Mackenzie returns home from the summer with her grandma, certain that Wesley is out of her life for good. Until the nightmares resurface, and strange things start to happen. Is Wesley back?
When the danger escalates and threatens those closest to her, Mackenzie must fight to save them. Only this time the evil is more powerful, and Mackenzie is faced with an impossible decision.

My Review:

I was so excited to pick up this book!  I just couldn’t wait to see what happened next for Kenzie, her mom, and of course Isaac!  I have to say…..  I was definitely not disappointed.
We stay with Kenzie now that she’s gone back home.   She is back in all of her old surroundings and finding out that being a new Christian is increasingly lonely and difficult…  Until she starts hanging out with Tanner, the one boy in school she always had such a crush on.  He’s also newly saved and they start going to church and hanging out together all the time.
Meanwhile, Kenzie’s mom has a new boyfriend.  He’s well dressed, polite and apparently very rich;  but Kenzie just can’t seem to shake the bad feeling she gets around him.
Things start to get crazy all around her; her mom starts sleepwalking and is that Wesley she keeps hearing and seeing?
Very climactic ending.. just what is wrong with her mom?  What about her relationship with Tanner, how does it affect her love for Isaac?? 

Read the book!!  🙂  

I gave this book 4.5 stars as well!

To see my review of the first book, Prowl, click here.

The Giveaway

What you can win: One (1) e-book from the Prowl Trilogy (Prowl or Entice or Unveil). Open internationally. There will be only one winner from this blog throughout the tour, although I will have a post for each book in the trilogy. Giveaway ends October 25th.

How you win:  Comment on this and/or one of the other posts I have for this tour.  Extra points given for:  following the author’s blog, http://www.ambergarza.wordpress.com/ and following this blog.

Please leave your email in the comment, along with details for any of the extra points.

There will also be a tour-wide giveaway. All three (3) e-books of The Prowl Trilogy + Surprise to one winner. Open INTERNATIONAL, ENDS October 30, 2012. To enter this giveaway and find the tour schedule, click here.

 You can buy the books via the following links:
Prowl in paperback
Prowl on Kindle
Entice in paperback
Entice on Kindle
Unveil in paperback
Unveil on Kindle

Welcome to the Soundtrack to the End of the World blog tour!!  Today I offer a review of the book.  Stick around to enter for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Author bio

Anthony J. Rapino resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania, somewhere between the concrete of the city and the trees of the forest. On occasion, you’ll find him moderating the feverish battles between the creatures of these two arenas. Whose side he’s on is anyone’s guess.

His newest fiction can be found in Black Ink Horror, On Spec, Arcane Anthology, Electric Spec, A cappella Zoo, Space Squid, TQR Stories, and carved inside a variety of autumn gourds. His short story collection, Welcome to Moon Hill, is currently available, as is his first novel Soundtrack to the End of the World. Proof of his psychosis can be found on his website: http://www.anthonyjrapino.com

I am very proud to announce the launch of my debut novel, Soundtrack to the End of the World, currently available in signed limited hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook editions.

Who knew the end could sound so good.

Soundtrack to the End of the World

 Soundtrack to the End of the World by Anthony J. Rapino

From Goodreads:  A suicidal nudist strolls into traffic. An eccentric Buddhist claims he can occupy other people’s bodies. All the while, whispers of a new form of entertainment blow through town. Prompted by these strange occurrences, Marty Raft, a not-so-gentle giant, investigates and discovers underground clubs peddling music that induces an out-of-body experience. Marty and a wannabe comedian, Corey, set out to prove these special frequencies are nothing more than a hoax, or at worst, a mass-drugging.

Instead, they uncover a secret with world-ending possibilities.

If you can hear the music, it’s already too late.

My review:

Let me start by saying, zombies freak me out..  I LOVE scary books and movies, but zombie movie almost always give me nightmares!  I honestly think it’s due to having no control..  If you watch zombie movies, one thing stands out, the zombies basically always win.  There’s no way to get away from them, and no way to beat them, as a whole.  I admit, I’m a bit of a control freak and I think that’s why zombies bother me so much.  I love all this “zombie apocalypse” stuff going around (the jokes, etc), I just think it’s funny.  I have never read a book about zombies before.  Honestly, I never really thought they sounded all that great..  I mean, how do you write about zombies without it becoming more like a side show?

Now I know!  This book was so different, I’m glad I came across the author and thought this book sounded good, because I was right!  I really enjoyed reading Soundtrack, it had action, horror, humor and even some romance.  It was so well written, I almost finished the entire book in one sitting.. During some of the more intense moments, I was tensed up and anxious, just like watching a movie.  I love a book when describing it to someone I accidentally say movie instead of book..  Like I’m actually watching the movie, this is one of those books.  I could clearly see the characters and scenes of the whole book.  To me, that’s great writing.  

I recommend this book to anyone who loves zombies, who is terrified of them but watch them anyway, or basically anyone who wants to read a great story!

I give this book 4.5 stars!

 

Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Collect all twelve game pieces (available from each blog stop during my tour), put the pieces together, and decipher the code. It will lead you to a secret website. If you’re the first person to comment on the site, you win!  

Join us in the Insanity Rocket to discuss the contest.

Stop by the blog tour page for all upcoming dates and more contest info.

Here is today’s gamepiece…

Check out the great event going on all month on Read2Review!!

The time had finally come to unveil our September “31″ event. This event has been put together to celebrate Kate’s 31st Birthday and also to celebrate some amazing work. We are proud to bring to you this month reviews, spotlights and our incredible “31″ competitions (one for USA/Canada and one for International).

The Read2Review team have worked hard to put together some incredible prize bundles to coincide with this event. With a combination of books (print and eBooks), merchandise and gift cards totalling $60 for both USA/Canada AND International prize bundles this contest is not one to miss!!

Please click HERE to enter the USA/Canada Contest

Please click HERE to enter the International Contest

Good luck to all who enter and many thanks for your continued support of Read 2 Review!
Here’s the full lineup!
All posts will be up on their scheduled days on Read2Review
* Saturday 1st September – Competition Kick Off
* Sunday 2nd September – The Aushwitz Violin by Maria Angels Anglada (Review) & Spotlight forEyeleash: A Blog Novel by Jess C. Scott
* Monday 3rd September – Spotlight for Men Of The Cave by Marisette Burgess
* Tuesaday 4th September – Color My Horse by Bev Pettersen (Review)
* Wednesday 5th September – Spotlight for Creating Fate by Rachel Firsaek
* Thursday 6th September – Spotlight for 3 Heads and a Tail by Vickie Johnstone
* Friday 7th September – Death By Chocolate by Julie Anne Lindsay (Review) & Spotlight for Lust and Bound by W. Lynn Chantelle
* Saturday 8th September – Spotlight for A Hint Of Murder by Lia Fairchild
* Sunday 9th September – Dark Flame by Alyson Noel (Review)
* Monday 10th September – The Dome by Nova Sparks (Review) &Spotlight for A World Apart (David M. Brown)
* Tuesday 11th September – Cat Burglar In Training by Shelley Munro (Review) & Spotlight for Finding Baby J by Lorraine Nelson
* Wednesday 12th September – Spotlight for Consequences by Madeline Sloane
* Thursday 13th September – She Wasn’t Allowed To Giggle by Lavinia Thompson (Review) & Spotlight ForBone Dressing by Michelle Brooks
* Friday 14th September – The Pawnby Steven James (Review)
* Saturday 15th September – Thornby Michael Dean (Review)
* Sunday 16th September – Cats In Command by C. M. Barrett (Review) & Spotlight for Unnatural Law by Natasha Larry
* Monday 17th September – Coffin Humour by John Brinling (Review)
* Tuesday 18th September – Bewitching Book Tour Tuesdays:Sweet As Sin by Kenya Carlton Promo
* Wednesday 19th September – How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Review)
* Thursday 20th September – Partners In Crime Book Tours: Sweatby Mark Gilleo Spotlight
* Friday 21st September – Uller Uprising by H. Beam Piper (Review)
* Saturday 22nd September –Shattered Wings by Bryan Healey (Review) & Spotlight for The Tribe’s Bride by R.E. Butler
* Sunday 23rd September – Catchby Sean J Quirk (Review)
* Monday 24th September – A Ranger’s Tale by Mysti Parker (Review)
* Tuesday 25th September – Spotlight for If I Fail by Marian Lanouette
* Wednesday 26th September – Partners In Crime Book Tours:Section 132 by Helen Zeiner Spotlight
* Thursday 27th September –Chance Damnation by DeAnna Knippling (Review)
* Friday 28th September – Raven’s Children by Sabrina Chase (Review)
* Saturday 29th September – Blood And Light by Rue Volley (Review)
* Sunday 30th September – Spotlight for Night Sky by Jolene B Perry
Winners for the month long contest will be announced on October 1st

Enjoy the review day blitz for the Loving Lady Marcia tour, hosted by Innovative Online Book Tours.

USA Today Best Selling Author of Regency Romance:

Kieran Kramer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: USA Today best-selling author and double-Rita finalist Kieran Kramer writes Regency historical romances for St. Martin’s Press. Her new series, House of Brady, premiers in August 2012. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. Find her on FacebookTwitter, and at www.kierankramerbooks.com

Book Synopsis:
In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold—and hearts to match—but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house…

MARCIA GETS SCHOOLED…
Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart in LOVING LADY MARCIA (St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks; Aug. 28, 2012) she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.

ON THE SUBJECT OF LOVE
A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?

Teaser

Here’s a little snippet from a random page—I’m leaving out the guy’s name, though, so you won’t know who he is:

His eyes gleamed with something that sent shivers of awareness through her. “I’ll leave you here.” He lingered over the kiss on her knuckles, and her fingers clutched in response to the heat of his mouth. “I’m glad you paid me a visit.”
She was appalled that she felt so reluctant to leave him. “I’m stopping by again,” she blurted out, “to meet Joe.”
There was a great silence between them.
“You can’t do that.” His voice was quiet. “For many reasons, not the least of which is protecting your good reputation.”
“I know.” She swallowed. “But I’m going to do it anyway. So don’t try to stop me.”
He lifted her chin, the gleam in his eyes becoming more pronounced. “You’re both headmistress and troublemaker. Do you know what that combination does to a man?”
“No,” she said, feeling rather breathless.
“It makes him unable to think of anyone but you. In the morning. At the noon hour. And at night.”
At night? Her face grew hot. “_____________, you shouldn’t—“
“Go home,” he said abruptly. “Before I pull you into another alleyway.”
And so she fled. Once she was at a safe distance, she glanced over her shoulder to catch a glimpse of him walking away. But he hadn’t. He was still there in his black cape, his gaze dark and steady upon her beneath the rim of his hat.
She couldn’t help herself. She turned and faced him, walking slowly backwards a few steps, her eyes locked on his, drinking in the sight of him. The wind blew a lock of hair in her eyes, and she pulled it aside.
She saw the corner of his mouth tip up once more, and her heart surged.
She spun forward again, and somehow at that moment—when she could feel him still watching her—she was able to forget the reality of her hopeless situation.
And for a brief, shining moment, it was like walking beneath an invisible rainbow into a bigger and brighter life. 

My Review

Honestly, from the book cover, I didn’t expect to enjoy this book..  I’ve never been one for the full on “romance” novels.  Awesome surprise!  This book is very well written.  The characters have great spunk and are written so well, it’s not like a bunch of fluff!  I won’t give away any details, since Kieran herself didn’t even want to use names in the teasers, but this book is definitely worth the read, especially if you don’t think you’ll like it because it isn’t your preferred genre!

I give this book 4 stars!

 

Buy the book here.

Kieran Kramer Online:
Author Site: http://kierankramerbooks.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KieranKramer
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kierankramer
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3452785.Kieran_Kramer
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kierankramer/
Street Team: http://regencyrockstars.com
Group blog of writer moms: http://peanutbutteronthekeyboard.wordpress.com
Free Droid app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onseeker.kierankramer
Free iPhone app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kierankramer/id524781724?mt=8

Ready for the giveaway??Giveaway Details:  40 Super Swag packs
1 Loving Lady Marcia mini book wine charm
1 pink Loving Lady Marcia pen
Romance Trading Cards (Loving Lady Marcia and Impossible Bachelors)
1 Kieran Kramer post-it notes
1 signed bookplate
1 Impossible Bachelors bookmark
1 Loving Lady Marcia bookmark

Giveaway is open to US/CA readers

Use this link to enter the giveaway:  http://innovativeonlinebooktours.com/-M5R8.html
Please be sure to check out the other stops along this tour!!
13-Aug Bibliophilia, Please Interview
13-Aug Reviews By Molly First Chapter
13-Aug Doctor’s Notes Spot Light
14-Aug My Secret Romance First Chapter
14-Aug Live To Read First Chapter
15-Aug Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf Spot Light
15-Aug Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance Spot Light,
Interview
15-Aug Romance Book Junkies Spot Light
16-Aug LilyElement Book Reviews First Chapter
16-Aug Love to Read Romance Spot Light
17-Aug Red Headed Bookworm Spot Light, Interview, First Chapter
17-Aug Sapphyria’s Steamy Book Reviews First Chapter
20-Aug My World Spot Light
20-Aug Ramblings From This Chick First Chapter
21-Aug Books, Books, and More Books Interview
21-Aug Ramblings of an Amateur Writer Spot Light
21-Aug SOS Aloha Guest Post
22-Aug Lissette E. Manning First Chapter
23-Aug Adventures of Frugal Mom Interview
24-Aug Words I Write Crazy First Chapter
24-Aug The Self-Taught Cook Spot Light
26-Aug The Rockville 8 Interview
27-Aug The Popculture Divas Spot Light and First Chapter
27-Aug Bunnie Reviews Spot Light, Interview, First Chapter

28-Aug Release Day Blitz 

Tea and Book Reviewing Shelf
Bibliophilia, Please
Live To Read
Reader Girls
Romancing Rakes
My World
My Cozie Corner
Lissette E. Manning
Cocktails and Books
Always a Booklover
Bunnie Reviews
¡Miraculous!
Mission to Read
T B R
My Secret Romance
Ramblings From This Chick
The Lucky Ladybug
Love to Read Romance
The Self-Taught Cook
A Night’s Dream of Books
Books, Books, and More Books
Red Headed Bookworm
Adventures of Frugal Mom
A Date with a Book
Words I Write Crazy
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Reading Between the Wines

29-Aug Reviewing Shelf Spot Light
29-Aug The Lucky Ladybug First Chapter
30-Aug Live To Read Spot Light
30-Aug My Secret Romance Spot Light
31-Aug A Night’s Dream of Books Interview
31-Aug Cocktails and Books Spot Light and First Chapter
3-Sep ¡Miraculous! Spot Light
3-Sep Bibliophilia, Please First Chapter
4-Sep Ramblings From This Chick Spot Light
5-Sep Reading Between the Wines Spot Light, First Chapter
6-Sep My Cozie Corner Interview
7-Sep T B R Spot Light, interview
10-Sep A Date with a Book First Chapter
11-Sep Ramblings of an Amateur Writer First Chapter
12-Sep Mission to Read Interview
13-Sep Crossroads Spot LIght, Review
14-Sep Always a Booklover Spot Light
14-Sep Reader Girls Spot Light

Welcome to my stop on the Serenya’s Song tour, hosted by Page Turner Book Tours!  I hope you enjoy my review of the book and don’t forget to enter for the giveaway!

Serenya's Song (Tallenmere, #2)

Serenya’s Song (Tallenmere #2) by Mysti Parker

From Goodreads:  In the fantasy world of Tallenmere, no one ever said love was easy…
Serenya Crowe may be a half-elf commoner, but she’s no ordinary woman. With the ability to interpret dreams, and a birth defect that forces her to wear gloves, she’s endured small-town gossip and the cruelty of her husband, Sebastian, The Earl of Summerwind.  All she’s ever wanted is to live a quiet life and raise a family. When she meets the new stranger in town, her world and her heart, are turned upside down.
Wood-elf Jayden Ravenwing is an ex-secret agent who wants nothing more than to forget matters of the heart. He left the bustle of Leogard and his failed marriage to make a fresh start in Summerwind. He never planned to fall in love again, especially with the enchanting Serenya Crowe.
When a strange portal opens on the Crowe property at the edge of town, Jayden is thrown into an investigation, knowing that if he fails, Serenya and everyone in Summerwind may die.
Together, he and Serenya must overcome an ancient evil, and their own inner demons, to save Summerwind and find the love they’ve always dreamed of.

 My Review

When I read the first book, A Ranger’s Tale, I was very pleasantly surprised.  I couldn’t wait until Serenya’s Song came out!  Here I am, lucky enough to be part of the blog tour, and couldn’t be happier.  I loved the characters and writing in the first novel, so much so, I was worried about the hype I’d built up in my mind about this sequel.
I shouldn’t have worried!  Mysti Parker definitely delivered!  In this book, we meet Serenya, a beautiful half-breed, raised by her human step-father in Summerwind.  She was born with a “deformity” of clawed fingers.  Her mother died shortly after child birth, and her step-father ran with her to protect her from an evil even he didn’t understand.  Now grown, she finds herself married to the Earl, a very coveted position.. Yet she’s desperately unhappy, the one she so loved at first quickly changed and her marriage became more of a nightmare.
Then she meets Jayden, who we remember from A Ranger’s Tale.  He’s now emotionally broken, but as soon as he sees Serenya, he is drawn to her, and she to him.  They soon find themselves in an adventure they had never imagined could happen.  Can he save her from the evil following around and can she save him from his own personal demons?
Read the book and see!
I gave this book 4 stars!

You can buy the book here.
My review of A Ranger’s Tale
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Bridge of Deaths Review

Welcome to my stop on The Bridge of Deaths blog tour, hosted by Innovative Online Book Tours.

The Bridge of Deaths  The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan

From Goodreads:  On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the events.

My Review

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to finish this book, YET..  I am still reading it.  A lot of personal issues have gotten in the way of my reading as of late and I am steadily working through them..  I will review what I have read so far.  On my next stop on this tour, My World, I will have the full review ready!

I have enjoyed this book, thus far.  I thought this was going to be a historical fiction novel, upon more research just before beginning, I realized it’s not so much fiction as the author’s actual accounts from looking in to the tragedy that was this plane crash.  The writing is done very well, which I’m thankful for.  I have never been good at history of any kind; I enjoy it, I’ve just never retained it well and the author’s writing sets a very interesting backdrop and helps me to retain this story.

This story discusses past lives, something with which I have never really believed in, myself, but I am now a bit intrigued and plan to do a little research myself into the validity of the tales inside this book, just to see how much is fiction and how much is not.  I do regret that I am not finished with this book yet, but am enjoying the characters and story.  We follow Maggie and her boyfriend, Bill, along with a woman named Catalina;  all of whom are interested in the story of this plane crash from 1939.  Maggie and Bill, through past life regression, have discovered that they were married in a former life, one in which Bill was the pilot and only survivor of said plane crash.  Together, the three of them start to uncover details that make no sense, pointing to a cover up and possible conspiracy surrounding this horrible event.

I can’t wait to finish this book and apologize for not being able to give a full review or a star rating at this time, although I feel I will be able to give it a good rating.

You can buy this book here

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Review: Dreamwalker

Welcome to the Dreamwalker book review day, hosted by Innovative Online Book Tours.

Author Bio

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I am a biology nerd who loves reading just about anything paranormal and some chick lit. I enjoy sunshine and my two Italian greyhounds with my husband. I always write to music, it helps the creative process. Dissolve is my first novel. I have been writing ever since I was in grade school and have finally decided to make a career out of it. More books to come summer 2012 and 2013.
 Dreamwalker (Persephone's League of Immortals)
From Goodreads:  Noel Kennedy lost her boyfriend, her job and he dignity all in one week. Then something happened and she began to dream of this stranger she had never met. She couldn’t resist the man of her dreams named Jared especially when she met him in real life. Entranced, she slowly unraveled a world she was meant to stay out of. Her life was not what she thought it was once a sexy Boone stepped into the mix and shook things up. Can she escape a life of servitude or immortality for a chance at love?
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My Review

This book was a different version of any immortals I’ve read about.
It starts by introducing Noel as she gets dumped by her boyfriend of 3 years, then slips into a depression and loses her job.  She begins to dream of an amazing, sexy man that she soon realizes is real.
We follow Noel as her entire world is turned upside down.  She is not who she believes herself to be, and neither is her best friend.  Noel is suddenly thrust into the dark, magical world that she previously thought of as nonsense.
Dreamwalker was a very refreshing story full of action, romance, and steamy, but tastefully written scenes.  I can’t wait to read the next in the series, I’m just dying to find out who ends up on Noel’s side, and who ends up her foes.. and which side, for sure, is the “right” side to be on!

I give this book 3.5 stars

Welcome to the Review Day Blitz for the Pack of Lies tour, hosted by Innovative Online Book Tours!

Pack of Lies (Red Ridge Pack Series # 1) Pack of Lies by Staci Weber & Sara Dailey

From Goodreads:  The last thing Allison Wright ever expected when she moved to Red Ridge, New Mexico was to come muzzle to muzzle with the wolf of her dreams.
Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate. When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red Ridge, New Mexico where they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago.
Unfortunately, not everyone in Red Ridge is thrilled about Allison’s arrival, especially when she attracts the attention of the very handsome, very taken, soon-to-be alpha, Cade Walker. Little does Allison know, her mere presence is causing a rift in a once unified pack. Not only has Cade been forbidden from being with Allison by his father, the pack’s alpha, Cade’s girlfriend, Kendall Stuart, will stop at nothing to get Allison out of the picture. Well on her way to becoming the next alpha’s mate, Kendall expects to rule the pack by Cade’s side even if it means teaming up with a rogue werewolf with an agenda of his own. Determined to get rid of Allison permanently, when Kendall and the rogue join forces, all hell breaks loose and no one in the pack is safe, especially not Cade and his true mate.

My Review:

Werewolves aren’t usually my paranormal of choice, I don’t really know why, but they just aren’t books I usually pick up on my own..  I will probably be reading more of them now after reading this book!
Imagine, being in high school, the “it” girl, when suddenly all the girls you thought were your friends (including your best friend)  turn on you, calling you horrible names and accusing you of trying to steal every guy in your perimeter.. meanwhile all the guys are behaving like the classic sexual harassment videos, the ones showing how not to act.   I don’t know about you, but I’d be quite aggressive and defensive, Allison (Ali) is no different.  After her 3rd fight by October, her parents finally divulge a secret about their mom’s past, One that explains what is going on with you and your still perfect and loved older brother.
Ali and Aiden’s lives change drastically in one night..  They move back to the pack their mother once left.  Still nervous and on-guard, Ali has hope to maybe fit in with “her own kind” and make some friends, only to realize that things still haven’t changed much.  Especially when she meets Cade, the son of the pack leader, and heir to the title as well.. Cade is dating the nastiest girl in the pack, but soon they realize they can’t stay away from each other..
There’s plenty of drama, action and romance in this book.   We follow the secret romance of Cade and Ali, up until the dramatic climax.  I am excited to read the rest of the story..

I gave this book 4 stars

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