Friday, 30 December 2011

Touch of Power - Maria V Snyder


Touch of Power - Maria V Snyder

About the book :
Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...
5/5
I must admit this is the first of Maria's book's i have read, even though i have been wanting to read some of her work for a long time. At first sight i love the cover and i know I'm a sucker for a good cover artwork. I found Avry to be an in depth, well thought out and well wrote character. She has all the traits that i love with a few that i love to hate. The story line is intriguing and captivating, always leaving you wanting more and to push onto the next chapter. The world surrounding Avery is well written, and believable. The action is well wrote and evenly spaced throughout the book always giving the reader something else to keep them wanting more. I loved all the main characters and the use of magic both for good and evil believable and enticing. I believe that lovers of Maria's books will love this one also, and people that have not read her work, i implore you to go and read this i do not believe you will be disappointed. 

Avengers Angel - Heather Killough-Walden


Avengers Angel -  Heather Killough-Walden

About the book:
The first in Heather Killough-Walden's fantastic new paranormal series, the Lost Angels, features Uriel, the Angel of Vengeance. Four thousand years ago, four archangels were cast down to Earth in human form. God's favourites, they came to find their mates, the other half of their souls made only for them, without whom they will ever be complete. Uriel, Gabriel, Azrael and Michael, however, were not alone. They were followed by another, determined to find the archesses for himself, and whose power cannot be underestimated. But after centuries of fruitless searching, the archangels -- and their enemy -- have all but given up hope. Until one day beautiful and gifted Eleanore Granger crosses paths with Uriel, the Angel of Vengeance. And as a storm rages, outside forces conspire together, initiating an age old battle of good versus evil to win the first archess.

4/5

This is the first book out in a new series, and i must admit i love everything about it the cover is divine and the story captivating. I managed to get this book as i won it in a competition, and boy am i so glad i did. The whole back story of this book is amazingly well written, with in depth characters and a to die for story line. The 4 Archangels are different in so many ways, and you would expect nothing else with the the backgrounds that they come from as God's right hand men. Eleanore as a character is amazing always doing the un-expected, but in the end there's only one archess for every archangel. All of the characters are brought to life in such a way that you believe that they are the real thing, wanting to know whats going to happen next. I found that from the very first page i was immersed in their world never wanting to leave, and i was left wanting more. I can't wait for the next book in this series to arrive i urge anyone that loves to read angel stories to head out and get this book i believe you will all love it as much as i did. 












Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Captivate - Carrie Jones


Captivate - Carrie Jones

About the book:
Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town.

A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.

4/5

This is a great second book in the series, it follows on nicely from the first one continuing with all the trials and tribulations that seem to follow Zara around. In this book we meet Zara's father in a different light, with everything seeming to go wrong what else can happen, oh yes a new king or two could turn up in town. When Zara has to deal with her first love Nick and one of the new kings who is following her everywhere she goes, how is she going to work out all her issues, then everything changes and she has to make some big decisions about which way she is going to go. I loved that i was still just as captivated by Zara's story in this book as the first, with everything that was going on the story line compelled you to read on. I must admit at first i did not see the twist coming with Nick, but in the end i can see that life is not going to get any easier for Zara. I loved the whole of this and really want to go and get the next instalment to continue on in Zara's world. I don't think readers of the first book will be disappointed in this one.

Need - Carrie Jones


Need - Carrie Jones

About the book:
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.

4/5 

I must admit i really enjoyed this book, it is a great first of the series. The author manages to draw you into the story line, as well as immerse you in Zara's world. I loved the whole everything is not quite as it seems as well as finding out the backgrounds to each of the character's, and what eventually they are all going to bring to the table. This book grabbed me from the very first chapter, making me want to read on and find out all the strange happenings going on. Anyone that is wanting a really good young adult read will love this series and i know i headed straight for the next book, as i wanted to find out what was going to happen to Zara and the gang next. 

Monday, 19 December 2011

Cover Reveal - Megg Jenson

So i am happy to bring to all my blogger friends, the new cover for Sleepers. So where is it you ask, not long now, and don't forget to go check Megg and Sleepers out.


Introducing the new artwork for Megg Jensen’s bestselling novel SLEEPERS
To celebrate the re-launch of SLEEPERS in January of 2012, Megg is giving it a new cover with artwork from the incredible PhatPuppy.

Synopsis: An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she's filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her.
Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?

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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Secret Santa - Kristine Cheney


Secret Santa - Kristine Cheney 

About the book:
Holly Gordon's estrangement from her family makes loneliness of the Christmas season hit close to home. Volunteering for the annual Ashton Falls Secret Santa Program is more than a comfort, it's a blessing. Just knowing she's able to help another hurting soul experience the joy of a heartfelt Christmas makes her own reality a tiny bit sweeter, that is, until Marcus Jenner ends up on her list. 

Marcus Jenner is more than a bronze, muscled looker. This Chickasaw loner isn't happy being placed on the town's Secret Santa list. Suffering from the blow of a devastating loss, he has chosen to withdraw from living almost completely. For the life of him, he can't figure why this pretty little blonde keeps bumping into him, calling him by name, and insisting on giving him presents. Unfortunately for Marcus, every time she does, a billowing cloud of havoc seems to ensue. Why can't this uninvited vixen leave him alone? 

They say time and fate have all of the answers. Holly, in all of her innocence, is drawn to Marcus like a moth to the flame. But Marcus has no intentions of submitting to the threat of his new found feelings. A painful exchange pushes their lives into a pendulum chaos. His demand for privacy is granted by Holly's hidden illness. Her sudden absence hits him hard, especially when the arrival of a stranger delivers the rest of his gifts. Right away, he knows somethings horribly wrong. 

Love and selfless giving can rouse a wounded, sleeping heart. But sometimes a Secret Santa gets a few unexpected gifts of her own.

5/5

This is a novella that is most definitely aimed at Christmas spirit. When Holly gets her secret Santa for the 12days of Christmas, she isn't to know that the man she is giving present to is going to change her life. Marcus her secret Santa has been suffering since the loss of his wife, and when Holly got caught delivering his present, he did not take it too well. As more and more presents get delivered they both realise that maybe fate has brought them together, but when Marcus gets the wrong idea about Holly he tell her to leave and never come back. Although he feels really bad he has no idea that her disappearance is also associated with her illness. In the end she gets a secret Santa present of her own, and its one that changes her life forever.
This is a really great read especially for Christmas, the characters are amazing and the emotion is high. This is an emotional, love inspiring and heart warming book, giving the reader all the comforting feelings that they need at this time of year, as well as also being inspiring and captivating even for a novella. If you are looking for a quick read this Christmas they go get this book and you wont regret it, i know i didn't it gave me that happy feeling of warmth and love that only a really good book can. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Compulsion - Kymberlee Burks-Miller


Compulsion - Kymberlee Burks-Miller

About the book:
After Lilyann Moon's grandmother dies under suspicious circumstance,she and her eleven young family members are thrown into the world of witchcraft and the paranormal. A world they know nothing about, and need to learn fast! Lily's the most powerful witch in over five centuries, but she's untrained and uninitiated. Now the vampires have found out that the Moon line didn't end with her grandmother and they're coming to claim their prize, Her Blood! The only bright spot in this nightmare was meeting Mason, but is she in love with the enemy. She's in a race against time to save her coven! Will Lily survive with her heart and neck intact?

5/5

This book is about Lilyann Moon, when her grandmother dies out of the blue, and under suspicious circumstances she tries to make sense of it all. With eleven younger members of the family, she and everyone else are set to make a discovery that will change their lives forever. When items left in her grandmothers will start to make them all question why their grandmother left them. After struggling to deal with everything that has happened Lily returns to her grandmothers home where she discovers the mystery behind the items her grandmother left everyone. Now she has to deal with her family members, and explain to them that she and the rest of them are witches, and they are the strongest coven to exist. The whole family have to learn fast to use their powers as the paranormal world is closing in on them, and they are being hunted by vampires leaving the whole family at risk of being killed if they don't manage to get everything sorted in time. During this period she meets Mason and everything in her personal life changes, but will the secrets he hides and her family be in danger and will they accept him?
From the very start of this book i was captivated by the characters, and the storyline. The scenes with Lily's grandmother will reading were emotional and heart felt drawing the reader into the world and making sure you wanted to stay there. I loved Lily's character and felt like i was going through every emotion she felt with her, especially when it came to her family,friends and Mason. The coven dynamics were amazing and the in depth knowledge for the spells and rituals was well written and researched, leaving the reader believing that when they are performed they would work out. Each family member had their own quirks and were individual, making me laugh at times and want to cry at others. In all i really like this young adult paranormal fiction book and would recommend it to readers who enjoy reading that genre. So all credit goes to Kymberlee in her writing and i cant wait for the next instalment to be released to find our where Lily is going next.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Pandoras box - Gracen Miller


Pandora's Box - Gracen Miller

About the book:
Where does the road to Hell begin? 

What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight, killing the family cat before gutting the family dog? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn't believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a demonic world she didn't know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections. 

With good intentions? 

Madison had it all…or thought she did. A husband she adored and a son that brought joy to her life. Then one morning her husband kissed her goodbye, headed off to work and disappeared. Life turned upside down, Madison grows desperate and despondent to help her bloodthirsty son after numerous attempts have failed. Only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. 

Or by demonic design? 

Phoenix Birmingham breaches her life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed. Even with Phoenix's aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail and they pay the crucial price with their souls?

5/5

This book follows Madison through the new beginnings of her life, by deciding to marry Micah her world is turned upside down, then with the birth of her son everything changes for Madison. Everything seems to be going well when Micah heads off to work and does not return, on reporting him missing Madison's whole world is turned up side down by what she discovers about her husband. Awhile after Micah leaves her son starts to act really strange and theres nothing the doctors can do for him. On visiting everyone that she can find eventually a group of demon hunters arrives to help her, and the start of a new journey and what her husband has planned for her all starts to reveal itself. 
I loved this book following the relationship between Madison and Micah is engaging and captivating, leaving you thinking everything is going to go as planned, then with a twist of the storyline everything changes. I love Madison's character and tenaciousness always growing and learning, and i found that i loved growing and leaning with her especially emotionally. I loved Nix and everything he stands for, always trying to help but never knowing if he is going to be able to deal with all the problems going on, but still trying to live life to the full. I loved the whole story line getting immersed in Madison's world following everything she goes through both emotionally and physically. Gracen has done a wonderful job with this the first book in the series bringing to life everything and everyone encouraging readers to follow along with the world she is creating. I cant wait for the next book in the series to see how everything pans out and who Madison will meet next. All credit to Gracen. 

Madisons life lessons - Gracen Miller


Madison's life lessons - Gracen Miller

About the book:
Fate can mark one early for a particular future. 

Madison Wescott’s life is Hell on earth. Her father, a Baptist Preacher, convinces her she’s morally corrupt when men notice her blooming beauty. She strives to be unnoticeable, but nothing satisfies her condemning parents. 

And sometimes fate has nothing to do with one’s potential. 

Temptation rears its head when Micah Dominus visits her father’s church on Christmas morning, but she is unprepared for her physical reaction to him. Frightened by her own emotions, she is grateful she’ll never see him again. But when he shows up again at a friend’s funeral, and at other times in her life, she’s swayed by his charisma. Micah becomes her white knight through the good and bad, but can they create the perfect life together? Or has she just located the beginning of the Road to Hell? 

Supernatural forces more powerful than fate can claim one’s destiny…

5/5

This book is a prequel to the Road to hell series, and follows Madison before and after she met Micah. Madison finds that she is attracted to a man, and she has never felt this way before. With her father always telling her she is going to Hell and the devil is in her, she at first believes that he is right and that her feelings are sinful. This soon changes as Madison when Madison decides that she doesn't believe in her fathers god and wants to strike out on her own. The change in her mothers attitude and what she sees and hears brings about her resolve to do as she wants, thus making her turn to Micah more and more with him becoming her rock in everything. She does have a lot of life lessons to learn.
I loved this book so much, set out before she meets Micah, the lessons Madison learns are real and believable to everyone reading this book. I found the characters entertaining especially Madison and Micah, with the interactions between the two bewitching and enthralling. The whole way that this book is written brings you into Madison's world and makes you understand more about her and her back story, giving an amazing incite into who and what Madison is to become. I loved this book so much i went straight out to buy the first book in the series Pandora's box and I'm sure i am not going to be disappointed. 

Wicked little lies - Tanya contois


Wicked Little Lies - Tanya Contois

About the book:
Jocelyn has just turned 18 but instead of having the big celebration she was looking forward to for so long she finds out that not only is she not fully human but the people who raised her aren’t her real parents. Instead of staying to listen to her parents’ explanation she takes off and ends up going to live with her biological parents Jacoby and Adeline. Jocelyn quickly makes new friends and gains a potential boyfriend named Sonny but things are far from safe when Kane, another cambion makes his presence known. Now Jocelyn is left with many questions but few answers. What does the future hold for her and will she end up with Sonny? Only time will tell.

4/5

This is a short novella in which Jocelyn celebrates her birthday only to find out her world is now going o turn upside down, with everything she knew turning out to be lies. Finding out on her 18th  birthday that the people she knows as her parents are not really that, she ends up running away only to end up living with her biological parents.  Only everything in her life now seems to pose more questions, will she ever get the answers she wants ?
I loved this short novella, the character of Jocelyn is really well written and you feel like you really get to know her. The interaction between her and the other characters is amazing drawing you into the whole storyline, of which is really well written. I found that i was immersed in Jocelyn's world growing and discovering everything with her. All the questions that get asked within the story line as well as the twists leave the reader wanting more, and if threes one bad point about the book its that i wanted more and the story to be longer. I cant wait for the next instalment to find out answers to the questions asked, and to see how Jocelyn comes to terms with her new found status as well as what else will befall her. All credit to Tanya for a great novella. 

Monday, 28 November 2011

Melissa Turner Lee - blog post and review

Please welcome Melissa Turner Lee author of The earth painter, I am now going to hand you over to Melissa.






How I Started Writing

I've wanted to write or do something creative since I was a child. The idea of a desk job made me cringe inside. I tried singing and acting but I didn't like people looking at me. That doesn't go well with either of those. I majored in Journalism in college but never used it. Journalistic writing just wasn't what I was interested in doing.
Then there were the years I tried to find a normal job. Any job. I went through a list of those. My brother's family used Jobs Aunt Missy has Had as a category of charades while camping. Then I had my 3 little boys...one right after the other. I was in a sleep deprived stupor,buried in diapers and laundry when my sweet husband gave me the day off. I left my house not sure where to go or what to do. Then I remembered that I used to love to read. So I went to Barnes & Noble, bought a giant Starbucks and picked up a book called Twilight.


That day I remembered so many things while reading that book. I remembered what it was like to be 17 and notice the cute boy. I remembered falling in love with my husband (he was the cute boy), but most of all, I remembered me...the me who existed before kids. The girl who always wanted to write books. The one who couldn't hold down a job because of the characters in her head always telling her their stories.
So I went home and got on my floor and cried and prayed to God for help and the ability to write stories that made people remember and feel things. And then I got up and started writing and haven't stopped.
And now I have The Earth Painter out on Amazon, Barnes& Noble, Sony and Smashwords. It's my first Young Adult Supernatural Romance set in my old high school. There is reality mixed with fantasy about why that school is no longer standing. And it was inspired by a picture my husband drew in high school art class of me...before he met me, that disappeared when we got married. (This last part is 100% TRUE)
You can follow me on Twitter @ MelissaTLee1975 and on Facebook.
Read reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
Melissa Turner Lee
Author of Young Adult Paranormal Romance
The Earth Painter
Available for Nook and Kindle

Thanks so much Melissa for your post 
I have read The earth painter find my review below 



About the book:
When a self-conscious young woman discovers the boy in drama class is actually the immortal who painted the world into being, she becomes the target of another painter who hates humanity. The Earth Painter is a Young Adult Supernatural Romance set in the small mill town of Chesnee, SC. It revolves around Holly Scruggs, who's family has just moved back to Chesnee after her dad lost his job along with pretty much everything they owned. Her image conscious parents correct her to the point of brokenness until she meets Theo. He is the artist responsible for all the beauty of the land and he thinks Holly is beautiful too. Together they will fight against Fritz, the water painter who hates humans and is hiding a secret under the high school.

4/5

This book is about the struggles of being a teenager, especially one who has had to move schools in her senior year. On arriving the first day at her new school Holly spends most of her time with her head stuck in a book that is until everything changes in drama class. Holly meets Theo and wonders why everyone else seems to overlook him. Once she has discovered his secret, that's when the adventure really starts, and she finds that she is subject to a human hating painter. 
I found this book a really enjoyable read, with the characters coming to life and writing that was really good. I loved Holly and the struggles she goes through, believing them and understanding that most teenagers go through the same thing. The whole story line was captivating, leaving the reader wanting to know what was going to happen next, and how Holly is going to manage to get out of another tight situation. I loved the interaction between Holly and Theo especially with the will they/ wont  they going on . I found Holly's mum to be really quite funny in an odd way and loved the way her character had been written. Overall i really enjoyed this book and feel that young adult readers would love to read this very different paranormal romance book. I for one will be looking out for the next book in the series to find out what else is going to happen once Holly goes to college. All credit goes to Melissa for a really enjoyable read. 

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Amelia Maylock Book 4 - Jay Ellis


Amelia Maylock Book 4 - Jay Ellis 

About the book:
The fourth book in the Amelia Maylock series.

"I need to be careful." People in the old fashioned dimension were not familiar with magic of any kind. Amelia reminded herself that staying disguised was paramount. If she did find something wrong in the town square, Amelia knew she would need to decide quickly if she was going to react, or get out of there to safety. As she turned the final corner and saw the black iron fence ahead of her, it was clear straight away that something connected to her magical world was happening. A few feet in front of her, hanging in the middle of the road, all the way up to the fence, was an uneven line of white light. It had a distinctive blue tinge to it and looked as if someone had run along with a pen - that wrote in light - scribbling in the air. "I've never seen anything like that before!" Pretending to be totally unaware of it, and just a 'normal' girl walking home, Amelia followed the light trail towards the iron fence.

4/5

This is the forth book in the Amelia series. In this book we continue along Amelia's journey, she visits new dimensions, and as always is a magnet for trouble. She visits a very old fashioned dimension where anything magical is just not familiar to the population. When strange light appear she knows that something is not right, but Amelia being who she is decides to act like she hasn't seen it and is one of the locals, that's where everything starts to go wrong for her. As she deals with that problem the next on the list is saving her friend from the death dimension, planning and arranging every tiny detail of the whole operation takes quite some time, and although Amelia starts to have doubts about what they are doing she wants to get her friend back so puts everything aside to make sure she can do that. She faces many problems and challenging tests while on her quest, and that doesn't end when she has finished what she needs to do.
I loved the fact that in this book we see Amelia start to grow into a women, with her 14th birthday and the new powers that she is acquiring all the time. She travels to new and different dimensions as well as getting in fights and making new friends. I really feel that this series is going from strength to strength with Jays writing really pulling you along in the story and immersing you in Amelia's world. I love this action packed forth book as we are definitely seeing new sides to Amelia and her friends. I will admit this book finishes on a bit of a cliffhanger and i cant wait to read the next book and see whats going to happen to Amelia next.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Amelia Maylock Book 3 - Jay Ellis


Amelia Maylock Book 3 - Jay Ellis

About the book:
The highly anticipated third book in the Amelia Maylock series. - 

They all started walking up the bank and used the tree trunks as cover, concealing themselves in the shadows when they moved, silently. It was a needed skill too as Maratlus had guards on patrol near the metal entrances to the caves. Some were creatures that Amelia recognised from her training with the old hag - when she created attackers for Amelia to overcome, safely - and others were large, muscular people. The creatures were called hybrids because Erryaz had used her evil magic to create many drones, for uses such as this. The creatures here looked like humans cross bred with dogs or wolves. They stood upright on two legs, yet were covered in fur and had a long snout and extremely sharp teeth. They were all heavily armed and simply stood on watch, turning their heads left and right in a monotonous rhythm.

4/5

In this book the third in the series we follow Amelia as she continues to grow and learn about her new powers, through her struggles dealing with her double life. Very slowly others that will help Amelia are coming out of hiding, and in this book we meet the guardian of the pearl of time. On finding out that her evil sister has managed to get hold of this pearl the search is on to retrieve it from her and try and gain some more of the power back.
This book is definitely a fitting third book in the series, it continues where the second book left off. Jay is continually shaping the world around Amelia as well as bringing in new characters to help and guide Amelia through the struggles that she is facing with her sister. I love the way that Amelia is growing and maturing, as well as that she is starting to grow a back bone and think for herself. The story line is well written and engaging, really pulling you into Amelia's world and making you feel like you are right there with her. I cant wait for the next in this series and a question i really want answered is will Amelia ever get a love interest, and is that person going to be Ral ? 

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Soul Protector - Amanda Leigh Cowley


Soul Protector - Amanda Leigh Cowley

About the book:
 Soul Protector is a refreshingly different paranormal romance. 

After being dragged on a night out to celebrate a friend's birthday, Gracie discovers a unique talent. Doubting her sanity, she tries to make sense of it but unaware of a visible aura, she gets abducted by Dan; a handsome monitor. Once he establishes Gracie didn't know what she was doing, he helps her to recover before introducing her to the world of the Soul Protector. 

Finally understanding the rules, Gracie finds courage to embrace her new gift, but a secret from the past is waiting to catch up with her and bring chaos to her world once more.

5/5

This is the first in a new series of paranormal romance books. In this book we meet the main characters Gracie, Tom and Dan. Everything seems to be going wrong in Gracie's life her boyfriend has left her, she is having family problems and work is just becoming a waiting game for a promotion. When a friend invites her out for her birthday everything changes, she finds out she has a unique talent and that unbeknown to her it is going to get her in trouble. While she is trying to work out what is going on she meets a handsome monitor in Dan who helps her get through the change after discovering she didn't know what was happening to her. As time goes on Gracie comes to terms with what she is, but her past is not behind her yet.
I loved this book from the start, i found it refreshing in he way it brings a whole new story to a paranormal romance. The characters are well written and believable. The story line is really good and engaging, pulling you into Gracie's world. The story is well written and establishes a background to the main characters as you go along making you feel like you know the characters and where they are coming from. The interactions between everyone are well scripted and believable, bringing you into Gracie's world and making you follow along with everything that is happening to her. I loved this book and i cant wait for the next one to be available to read to find out where Gracie and her talents are going to take her next, as well as what adventures she is going to go on, and what is going to happen in her personal life. 

This Haunted World Vol 1


This Haunted World vol 1

About the book:
THIS HAUNTED WORLD, which will be published in digital format initially, sees a world is awash in conflict and suffering. Some believe the Biblical End Times have arrived; others believe a civilization too often driven by greed has simply begun the inevitable process of devouring itself. 

Amid the fear and chaos walks a shadow. In the war-torn hills of Afghanistan, in the tragedy wracked hills of Hiroshima. He is called by many names in many places – and where he walks, he brings death. 

Two men – one whose ivory tower has been shattered by scandal, another sprawled on life's rock bottom – unknowingly hold mankind's only hope for survival. 

For a war unlike any other is about to be declared – one in which 10,000 years worth of sins and pain come back to haunt us… 

Terrifyingly illustrated, stunning told, THE HAUNTED WORLD will leave you gasping for breath. 

4/5

This is the first volume in a new series, i enjoyed the graphics hey really told the story. As this is the first one you are just getting a feeling of what is to come, in this you have action and intrigue, as well as finding out back stories and the start of the plot line this series is going to follow. After looking at this one i can see that we are going to get an action packed adventure with twists and turns along the way, i cant wait to see the next issue and see where everything is heading. 

Storm Born 4 ( Graphic Novel ) - Richelle Mead


Storm Born 4 ( Graphic Novel ) - Richelle Mead

About the book:

Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, she''s been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld''s most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past...

5/5

In this graphic novel the story continues with Eugenie finding out who her real father is. She continues to battle other world creatures, and she is now finding out about the other world prophecy which is going to make her one eligible lady.
This graphic novel follows really well from the previous volumes in the series, making the story and storyline easy to follow. This is action packed and fast paced, bringing both the storyline and the graphics to life. I love the graphic illustrations in his volume, they take you along with the story aiding you all the way through. I will definitely be heading over for the next installment once it is available, and although i still haven't read these books yet they are at the top of my list to buy and read. 

Together Bound - Elizabeth Noble


Together Bound - Elizabeth Noble

About the book:
Todd and Nick Ruger have settled into their life and work, the master/slave bond in New Colorado tying them together in a sacred rite of service, protection, and—in their case—love. But out of the blue, Todd receives a letter from the vice-chancellor of New Colorado threatening their bond, demanding ownership of Nick under eminent domain. 


It turns out Vice-Chancellor Clarke desperately needs the help of the sentries, especially Nick, to investigate a problem involving the Chancellor. With New Colorado on the verge of war with West Caldera, a rift in the government would be disastrous. Todd and Nick agree to help, and Nick enters the orphan slave compound while Todd joins the Estate security force. 


They don’t expect the danger they discover. Now the target of an unimaginable threat, Nick and Todd will face terrors that lead to murder, imprisonment, and the threat of separation forever as the hopeless battle escalates into full-scale war.

4/5

This is the second book in the series, and in this book we follow Nick and Todd on another job. Only this time many things are different they Will have to be separated, and Todd ill have to change his name as well as not being seen as Nick master let alone his mate. The vice chancellor has got a problem and he thinks that the only way to deal with it is to get blackmail Todd with his slave in order to get the job done, once the job is agreed neither of them see the turn of events that will happen, leaving Nick questioning his mate status with his master Todd. Once completed the country goes to war and who knows what is going to happen to everyone.
I enjoyed the continuation of the story, and finding out more about the relationship between Nick and Todd. The story line was really well written and i enjoyed that this book also followed a paranormal plot, letting us see what its like to live as they do and what sort of creatures they face while working. I loved the interaction between Nick and Todd especially with regards to their personal relationship, seeming always to have some under lying problem going on, the relationship if endearing and captivating and really well written. I will be looking out for the next book in this series to find out how everything goes on the run.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Marked Yours - Elizabeth Noble


Together Bound - Elizabeth Noble

About the book:
Todd and Nick Ruger have settled into their life and work, the master/slave bond in New Colorado tying them together in a sacred rite of service, protection, and—in their case—love. But out of the blue, Todd receives a letter from the vice-chancellor of New Colorado threatening their bond, demanding ownership of Nick under eminent domain. 


It turns out Vice-Chancellor Clarke desperately needs the help of the sentries, especially Nick, to investigate a problem involving the Chancellor. With New Colorado on the verge of war with West Caldera, a rift in the government would be disastrous. Todd and Nick agree to help, and Nick enters the orphan slave compound while Todd joins the Estate security force. 


They don’t expect the danger they discover. Now the target of an unimaginable threat, Nick and Todd will face terrors that lead to murder, imprisonment, and the threat of separation forever as the hopeless battle escalates into full-scale war.

4/5

This is the second book in the series, and in this book we follow Nick and Todd on another job. Only this time many things are different they Will have to be separated, and Todd ill have to change his name as well as not being seen as Nick master let alone his mate. The vice chancellor has got a problem and he thinks that the only way to deal with it is to get blackmail Todd with his slave in order to get the job done, once the job is agreed neither of them see the turn of events that will happen, leaving Nick questioning his mate status with his master Todd. Once completed the country goes to war and who knows what is going to happen to everyone.
I enjoyed the continuation of the story, and finding out more about the relationship between Nick and Todd. The story line was really well written and i enjoyed that this book also followed a paranormal plot, letting us see what its like to live as they do and what sort of creatures they face while working. I loved the interaction between Nick and Todd especially with regards to their personal relationship, seeming always to have some under lying problem going on, the relationship if endearing and captivating and really well written. I will be looking out for the next book in this series to find out how everything goes on the run.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Dragon Bound - Thea Harrison


Dragon Bound - Thea Harrison

About the book:
The first novel of the elder races, Dragon Bound begins a groundbreaking paranormal romance series from a talented new voice in the realm of dragons, danger and desire.
Half human and half wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful - and  passionate - of the elder races.
As the most feared and respected of the wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone has the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.
Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave - although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul......

5/5

I received this book from Thea, and she signed it fr me. I have had this a few months now waiting to get around to reading it, and boy do i wish i had read it sooner. This book is the first in a new series for Thea, and  it follow Pia who is a half breed through a rough patch in her life being blackmailed by her ex boyfriend into doing something that is so stupid it is going to change the course of her life forever. She steals from the dragon king himself, thus then putting her quiet life that she wanted way into the past as she now has to go on the run from him. As he then captures her everything changes.
I loved this book from the start the story is captivating, enticing and thrilling all at the same time. Thea has done a fantastic job with the characters they are well rounded, and they have depth and emotion, as well as everyday flaws to their personalities.The world that surrounds the characters draws you in making you believe you are there, as well as wanting to be there. The fight and emotional scenes are so well written that you believe every emotion that is written down, and that that is how the characters would feel. The interaction between all of the characters is amazing especially between Dragos , his staff and Pia. It is both entertaining, serious ans emotional. I was kept captivated the whole way through and definitely will be heading over to read the next book in this series. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Carnal: Pride of the lions - John Connell


Carnal: Pride of the lions - John Connell

About the book:
The first graphic novel in the Carnal series, Pride of the Lions takes place on the continent of New Africa and focuses on three main species of humanistic animals. After the Great War decades earlier between the hyenas and the lions, the victorious and once united lion prides now lay scattered across the land, torn by civil unrest over territory disputes and food shortages. The hyena clans that survived the war were forced deep into the Earth and now live in a massive underground city under the control of a terrible witch. The buffalo race is indifferent to most other species and have walled themselves off from the rest of the kingdoms. Humans have lost their hold on the African territories long ago and live as a simple, nomadic species. The first book opens with Long Eyes, an old sapphire-eyed lion who is determined to save the lion kingdom and rescue his warrior son, Oron, who has gone missing. Long Eyes believes Oron is the key to uniting the prides. A young lioness tracker named Omi is sent out with the protection of two lion brothers to locate the missing warrior, but what they find is something that may unravel the very foundation of life for all species.

5/5

This book covers the story of a pride of lions after the big war with the hyenas. They have now all become separated and at war with each other over food and provisions. The leader sends his sun Oron in search of trying to make peace with the witch and the hyena pack, only for him to go missing. When an elder cast out from another tribe turns up with tales of Oron and his females being attacked, they have no choice but to try and rescue Oron from the witch. A rescue mission is attempted and that's where things start to go wrong.
I must say the first ting that draws you to this book is the amazing artwork on the cover, and this continues throughout the book. Once you start reading the story you are transported into their world, following everything and wanting to know about all of the characters. I found that the characters were well written, with in depth backgrounds enabling you to believe in each and every one of them, this along with the artwork makes it an amazing book, with everything you could want contained in there. I know i will be looking out for the next one released next year (2012). I urge you all to go read this.

Pariah Graphic Novel No 4 - Aron Warner


Pariah Graphic Novel No 4 - Aron Warner

About the book:
Brent Marks is not a freak. He is one of the Pariah, a group of teens who become extremely intelligent after being cured of a genetic disorder. Although in most ways a normal teen, Brent is considered dangerous and is tracked down by the government who see these kids as an enormous threat. Can he evade them? What do they have planned for Brent and the others? 

Aron Warner is the Academy Award®-winning producer of the animated blockbuster “Shrek” series. Mr. Warner joined PDI/Dreamworks in 1997 working as the producer on the animated film, Antz. He is currently in partnership with director Andrew Adamson in Strange Weather where they and partner Jeff Fierson are developing a slate of live action and animated feature films and television shows. He, producing alongside James Cameron, just wrapped the Untitled Cirque Du Soleil 3-D project, which was written and directed by Adamson. Pariah is his first graphic novel series.


4/5


In this 4th issue we follow how all of the Pariah come together after they have been rounded up by the authorities. Although there is a lot of double crossing that goes on in this issue, as well as lots of people not being happy with either being tricked or caught in order to be shipped off to new places. 
I found this a really good follow on, as in this issue everything seemed to come together. All the previous characters are now into the same story line. This is well written and exciting, i now want to know what is going to happen to the whole race, and how much more double crossing is going to happen. The graphics are really good following the story line really well, explaining in pictures what else is happening in the background of the dialogue. I think this is a really good issue to get you hooked on he rest of the series and i will be looking forward to finding out what is going to happen next to the characters individually as well as as a group. 

Pariah Graphic Novel No 3 - Aron Warner




Pariah Graphic Novel No 3 - Aron Warner



About the book:
Robert Maudsley knows what makes us tick. He knows what people want, need, hate and love. He can use that knowledge to get us to do whatever he wants, no matter how dangerous, immoral or repugnant that might be. Maudsley has no moral compass. He has no compassion. But he's very curious about how far he can push people and what he can get away with. Maudsley wants to rule the world... to control us all. Maudsley is 15 years old. 

Aron Warner is the Academy Award®-winning producer of the animated blockbuster “Shrek” series. Mr. Warner joined PDI/Dreamworks in 1997 working as the producer on the animated film, Antz. He is currently in partnership with director Andrew Adamson in Strange Weather where they and partner Jeff Fierson are developing a slate of live action and animated feature films and television shows. He, producing alongside James Cameron, just wrapped the Untitled Cirque Du Soleil 3-D project, which was written and directed by Adamson. Pariah is his first graphic novel series.


4/5


In this the 3rd in the series we find out about the character Maudsley, who it appears wants to rule the world and has no moral fibre at all. He manipulates people using information on them in order to get them to do what he wants. We meet him a few years before the accident at the lab happened, and go through his time back then up until the present day.
I found this issue intriguing to say the least, i liked finding out the back story to a character that i think may play a big role in future issues of Pariah. The graphics complimented his story well letting you see the action as it was happening, adding the extra dimension to the whole thing. The story line was well written, and I'm sure there is more to come from this character, i cant wait to find out what that is and if hes going to turn everything around to his own advantage or if he is going to work with all of the others to create there own space and world to live in.