Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wanted to let you all know

My computer has crashed and I am using my public library. It is very slow and very time consuming so I will only be on at least once a week if that. Until my computer gets fixed if you have any questions or need me please email me at foamfamily08@yahoo.com or you can find me on facebook. And I will get back to you as soon as I can. My reviews will try to be done as soon as I can get to them. Please please bear with me. Thank you so much for being understanding.

Just Another Night by Nathan Squiers

Just Another Night (Crimson Shadow short)

Synopis:

A graveyard in the dead of night.

While most would avoid such an eerie setting, for three friends looking for a safe place to toke up, it is the perfect place to get high without getting caught. Unfortunately, for these stoners, fate has given them more to worry about than nosy cops.

In the blink of a bloodshot eye, all hell breaks loose... literally.

As forces beyond the friends' perception and control turn a calm night in a marijuana-haze into a terror-filled bloodbath all hope seems lost. But there's far deadlier beings roaming through the headstones, and a Crimson Shadow soon eclipses the carnage.

Talk about the ultimate buzz-kill!


Comedic disclaimer:
Remember, kids, don't smoke weed, or a zombie will smash your friends' faces into tombstones and eat them right before a gun-toting vampire puts an enchanted hollow-point in your skull



My Review:

I received this book from the author to give an honest review. ~WaAr~

Wow, another amazing book from Nathan. I do not think I can get enough from this author. His books are gruesome and makes you want more. I actually got the ewwwwwww factor (which I love) in this book. When I read this one part. " It grunted and growled-- is hunger driven further by its first taste--and paused briefly to wipe away the gore in this eyes as it yanked out portions of its victim's insides and stuffed them into its mouth." I read that and was like omg nasty but wickedly cool. This is the third book I have read by Nathan and I love how his mind works.

Just Another Night, is about three guys who are out at a graveyard in the middle of the night having a good ol' time when something wicked and hungry comes out. Xander comes in to clean up the mess, and take care of the problem of the supernatural. This is am adult book which I recommend. Nathan's books are proven to be a great read especially around Halloween. :D



My Rating: 5 wine glasses

Magic Murderer by Nathan Squiers

Magic Murderer (Crimson Shadow short)

Synopsis:

The world of magic is unified by a single truth: "The arts have tainted you."

For one man--a man corrupted by power and driven by a lust to kill--the price of his pursuits for power has become both a reason and a means of destroying lives. As this madman quickly discovers, the potential for murder and maiming are almost infinite when a flick of the wrist or a blink of an eye can rip flesh and snap bones, and the creative means of slaughtering innocents is a blood-red and limitless sky.

With fragmented thoughts and distorted truths festering in the twisted mind of this magical maniac, a sadistic killing spree ensues. As his campaign of carnage takes its toll on a family there seems to be no end to the bloodshed in sight…

… until he finds himself bathed in a Crimson Shadow.



My review:

I received this book from the author to give an honest review. ~WaAr~

There is a reason they call Nathan Squiers the Literary Prince of Darkness! His books are a no hold back horror type read. I have read a previous book by Nathan and loved it.

Magic Murder is a short story, where the main character pretty much kills people using magic. By the way he hates Puppies! But loves ducks hahaha. That part right there had me laughing. Who doesn't love puppies? Obviously Jeremy does not. Magic Murder is a very sick and twisted book to read and by sick and twisted I am mean AWESOME! It kind of reminded me of a slasher film only in writing.

I love how Nathan doesn't hold back in his book with the language or the gruesome parts! It was a fantastic read that took me 15 minutes to read. Will definitely be reading more from him in the future.



My Rating: 5 wine glasses

Curtain Call: A Death Metal by: Nathan Squiers

Death Metal

Synopsis:
Life was good and the future was bright for up-and-coming heavy metal band, Bloodtones. With a steadily-growing fan-base, the five members looked forward to a promising career in the music industry. And then things went to hell. Soon after a strange sighting, the Bloodtones' lead singer, Bekka, finds herself capable of the impossible and in mortal danger from otherworldly forces that catch even the non-human members of the band off guard. With their rock-solid future rapidly crumbling before their eyes, the Bloodtones find themselves struggling for not only their music... but their very lives.


My Review:

I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

Nathan has once again wrote an amazing story. This is the first I have ever read about a rock band that deals with the paranormal and I truly enjoyed it.

The rock band Bloodtones is not your average band. There is a werewolf named David, a vampire named Will, a sorcerer named Derek and two humans Bekka and Brian. What a very unique set of friends and band mates who are coming up in the death metal scene.  With Curtain Call you not only get the story but some wickedly disturbing poems as well.

The way Nathan describes David's change into a werewolf and the way he described the people who changed after the evil were inside of them, was terrific. A lot of detail was written in and it had me cringing!

Bekka (which I love the spelling of the name) while performing gets a glimpse of shadows from the other side. Which starts off the adventure of Bekka's friends not only stopping at nothing to protect her but also helping her find a way to get rid of them.

The characters were very likable and I found myself loving the sarcastic talk between them all. One part in the book that had me laughing was on page 162 when Will was being sarcastic to Brian.

"Will shook his head, "You're going to take her word on that just cuz you two are bumping nasties now?" That is one term I have not heard in years.

Curtain call is very fast paced, with great twists that will make you keep reading.
If you like the paranormal, evil, romance, friendship, ass-kicking then this is the book for you.


My rating: 5 wine glasses




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Saturday, October 13, 2012

What Happens in Vegas by Nathan Squiers

What Happens in Vegas (Crimson Shadow series) Published July 17, 2012 by Crushing Hearts and
                                                                                 and Black Butterfly Publishing
                                                                                 ASIN B008MICXG6

Synopsis:

Few would see Las Vegas--"Sin City": the gambling capitol and center for greed, lust, gluttony, and debauchery--as an ideal place for a dedicated Christian to vacation. However, with her closest friends promising a relaxing getaway and an insistent husband, Rachel is given no way to avoid the trip. Besides, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

At least that's what they say!

But when her vacation takes an unexpected turn and finds her in the dark clutches of unholy forces, Rachel has no choice but to carry her Hellish burden out of Sin City and back into the loving embrace of her unaware and unsuspecting family.

Is Rachel strong enough to resist the dark forces and see that her family remains free of their curse? Or will her faith and dedication be warped beyond repair as a Crimson Shadow envelopes her world?


My Review:

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Well in this book the saying What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas does not apply.
When in Vegas is another Xander adventure, and you will not be disappoint. 
I loved the way the beginning of the book was like the ending it really had me captured. Xander has another mess to clean up, and he is great at cleaning them up. I was a little disturbed by Rachel's actions towards her family, I found myself going OMG no she is not really going to do that.  

Another amazing short story that you will want to read. 

My Rating: 5 wine glasses






Where to find the author:


http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5258872.Nathan_Squiers

http://www.nathansquiers.com/

https://twitter.com/Lit_Dark_Prince

https://www.facebook.com/Nathan.Squiers?fref=ts




Places to buy the book:


Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Happens-Crimson-Shadow-Series-ebook/dp/B008MICXG6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350188704&sr=8-1&keywords=What+Happens+in+Vegas+Nathan+Squiers

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-happens-in-vegas-nathan-squiers/1112545221?ean=2940014911825

Victim (Crimson Shadow series) by Nathan Squiers

Victim (Crimson Shadow series) Published July 8th, 2012 by Crushing Hearts and
                                                                                Black Butterfly Publishing
                                                                                ASIN B008INU41Q
                                                                                Cover Art by: M.J. Parker

Synopsis:

"The scars we wear are a constant reminder of what we've suffered through; of what we've survived. But the scars of every fight, every sacrifice, and every mistake are only skin-deep."

For Xander Stryker, the "Crimson Shadow", this truth is all-too obvious, and though his vampire body will not scar easily, he still wears the reminders left behind from his human life. And while it's simple to see the history of abuse and self-destruction on Xander's body, it's the scars he wears on the inside that haunt him the most.

Despite having left the human race in a previous life, with a little motivation from a helpless victim, he may still be able to maintain his humanity.


My Review:

I received this book from the author to give an honest review.


Victim is  a short story that has the main character of Crimson Shadow Xander Stryker. 


Xander has left his previous life of being a human for becoming a vampire. While thinking about the scars he bores inside and out he hears the screams of a young victim. He is reminded of his past when the same scenario  happened to his mom. Will Xander rush in and help or just turn his back? You have to read to find out. 


In Victim we get a bit of insight into the mind of Xander and of course we are not disappointed. 


This is a quick read of another wonderful adventure of Xander and  I would highly recommend you give it a read. 


My Rating: 5 wine glasses







Places to find the author:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5258872.Nathan_Squiers

http://www.nathansquiers.com/

https://twitter.com/Lit_Dark_Prince

https://www.facebook.com/Nathan.Squiers?fref=ts


Places to buy the book:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Victim-Crimson-Shadow-Series-ebook/dp/B008INU41Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350166280&sr=8-1&keywords=Victim+Nathan+Squiers

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/victim-nathan-squiers/1112545198?ean=2940014911801

Crimson Shadow: Noir (Book 1) By: Nathan Squiers

Crimson Shadow: Noir (Book 1) Published May 1, 2012 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
                                                      Publishing
                                                      ASIN B007YXIR24
             

Synopsis:

**This book contains mild graphic language that may not be suitable for younger readers** Ever since witnessing his mother's murder at the hands of his abusive stepfather when he was a boy, Xander Stryker has spent his life trying to end it. But every night he's denied the death he craves. Then, as his eighteenth birthday approaches, his life is plunged into chaos and he's dragged into a supernatural world of vampires and other creatures of darkness. As the mysteries of his lineage begin to unravel, Xander is given the ultimate choice: Continue with his wretched life as a human or begin a new one as the vampire he was meant to be. Unfortunately, after his rebirth, Xander finds that the supernatural world is just as unforgiving and brutal as the humans'. To make matters worse, his traumatizing and unsettled history returns and threatens to topple him once again. With new truths of his past creeping out from the darkness, Xander has the chance to use his newfound strength to finally conquer his fears... ... or allow them to finally destroy him.


My Review:

I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

WOW! Just mind-blowing Nathan Squiers took it out of the park with Crimson Shadow.

From the very beginning I was hooked. Nathan Squiers writing is out of the park, he writes dark, twisted, gruesome stories and this was no exception.  

Crimson Shadow takes you on the journey with a young man named Xander Stryker. As a boy he was abused by his stepfather and not only was he abused but so was his mother.  While going to school he was considered an outcast and bullied by others the only friend he had was Estella, and she has a secret of her own that Xander does not know about.  Every night Xander tries to end his life and to no avail he is denied.  Close to his eighteenth birthday his life has more meaning to it and he learns this. He learns who the voice in his head really and truly is, and he learns more about his abusive stepfather Kyle. 
He also learns about his father and the world his father was in.

Xander is thrown into the world of the supernatural and turns into the Crimson Shadow (which I thought was a wickedly cool name to call his self.) And starts to learn how to kick ass and hone into his powers. 

One part that I had a question was when Marcus says "Strange crib for someone who's been called a "devil." I wonder what exactly he meant by that.

There were a couple of places in the book that either got me to laughing, pissed off, or a bit sad. 

#1  pg. 270 this part made me a bit sad.
Joseph shook his head. "I've watched you Xander. I've seen the events that shapped your life. You've survived darker horrors than many I could have lived through. I always knew you were stronger than you believed you were." He smiled over at him, "why do you think I never took control to stop you during your ritual?" Xander smiled and looked away, wiping his eyes, "Guess I thought you just wanted to let me play it out on my own." 
"And I did. Every single time. Trust me, Xander. Watching my son stick a gun barrel in his mouth on a nightly basis and not doing something about it took a great deal of faith on my part."

#2 This part starts at chapter 22 which is pg. 185-191. And I was truly upset.

There is a part that Xander has a memory of and it was when his mother passed away. She died at the hands of his stepfather. The way it all went down I was furious I wanted to kill Kyle myself. I have never been so pissed at a character before until now. I truly felt so sorry for Xander but of course it made him who he was in the book.  I will leave it there so you can read it yourself.

#3. Pg  323 hahaha

"It was like a fucking magic show the way he made fuzz-nuts suddenly appear in my living room!" he shook his head and laughed, "Scared the shit out of him, too! Literally!" he growled, looking back down at Trepis, "All over my floor!"

You have to read the book to know who is Trepis. 

Crimson Shadow will have you laughing, upset at some parts, and turning the pages to see what else is going to happen next. Thank you for the adventures of Xander I can not wait to read what is going to happen next with him. I am sure he is going to be just as kick-ass in this book as he will be in others. 

My Rating: 5 wine glasses




Places to find the author:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5258872.Nathan_Squiers

http://www.nathansquiers.com/

https://twitter.com/Lit_Dark_Prince

https://www.facebook.com/Nathan.Squiers?fref=ts



Places to buy the book:


Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Shadow-Noir-Series-ebook/dp/B007YXIR24/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1350149822&sr=8-5&keywords=Crimson+Shadow

http://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Shadow-Noir-Nathan-Squiers/dp/0615624030/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350149822&sr=8-3&keywords=Crimson+Shadow

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crimson-shadow-nathan-squiers/1110839574?ean=9780615624037

The Bionics Alicia Michaels (The Bionics Series #1)

The Bionics  Expected Publication date October 15, 2012

Synopsis:

All I ever wanted was to be a normal girl. I had dreams of joining the ranks of the Military Police and making my family proud. But the nuclear war that laid waste to our country destroyed any hope I had of being normal ever again. They too
k everything away from me, including my humanity. I am now half-human, half-machine, part of the never-ending freak show that is the Restoration Project.

They hate what they created and they fear us for being powerful.

And so they hunt us, destroying our lives so that they can bury what they built. What they don’t know is this: there is a Resistance out there and The Bionics aren't going down without a fight.



My Review:

I received this book from the author to give my reaction to the different twists and turns, characters, strength of the fantasy presented etc.

What an amazing read! I didn't quite know what to expect when I started reading this book. Half-human and half-machine you kind of wonder if you will enjoy this book. And let me say I did. From the first chapter I was hooked! I loved how it was set into the future but did not have that normal future setting like most books have. I have to say I loved the character Blythe, with her being reserved but bitchy when she needed to be. I also enjoyed how everyone was a family even though they were not blood, and had each other's back. I can see a love triangle happening between Gage, Blythe, and Dax. It will be interesting to see what happens between all three of them, and who will Blythe pick.

The Bionics takes place in the year 4010, and bombs have hit cities in America. For those that were hurt by these bombs they had parts put on them. Such as titanium legs, arms, robotic eyes, skin that you can not penetrate. After a while the president and the M.P.'s started to capture those that were half-machine, he wants to get rid of "those" type of people. Blythe, Dax and the others have a hiding place and take in refugees they go on missions to different towns and help rescue those and bring them back to where they are safe. On one of the missions they come back empty-handed but one of their team-mates ends up bringing back refugees that will join their team and Blythe falls for one of them. Gage! Now Gage has his own story though he is quiet about it. Feelings are put out in the open, a male pissing contest starts. And they have a mission that needs to be done. Will they succeed?

My favorite quote within this book was the following when Blythe was talking to Gage. "I'm not kidding Gage, I will smack the shit out of you with my titanium hand and you'll wake up tomorrow with a concussion."  All I could do was laugh because how many times have we wanted to smack a guy not with our titanium hand but our hand none the less. Especially when they walk away from us like Gage did with Blythe.

There were some parts that I wished the author would have elaborated more on. Such as how old was Blythe when the unthinkable happened to her family and what kind of person was she before? Was she kind, hateful? How exactly did Dax find her? Why were only those cities affected? How does the professor know Gage exactly? (which that maybe reveled in book 2) What exactly caused the humans to turn on the people that were part machine? Was all the food affected by the bombs? How is life for the "not-machine" people? Do they have regular jobs?

I do love the way the ending was. It makes you want to read more about what is going to happen. Are they going to succeed? Is anyone going to get hurt? Maybe the author will put some more background into Blythe, Gage, and Dax. I can not wait to read book 2 I so need to find out from the author when that will be coming out. :D Thank you for the wonderful book to read for you. I truly enjoyed it.


My rating: 5 wine glasses



Places to find the author:
http://www.fantasybyalicia.com/

https://www.facebook.com/fantasybyalicia

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6469080.Alicia_Michaels

Twitter: @fantasybyalicia

Places to buy the book:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bionics-Series-Part-ebook/dp/B009NVGUS8/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1350092240&sr=1-3&keywords=Alicia+Michaels






Paranormal Days Gone Awry by various authors an anthology by Anchor Group Compiled by Melissa Ringsted

Paranormal Days Gone Awry  Expected Publication October 13, 2012 by Anchor                          
                                                                    Group Publishing

Synopsis: 

Bad days, we all have them. Even the supernatural beings among us. Do their powers and abilities make it easier or harder? You be the judge! In this anthology you'll see those doldrums days from every angle. From funny to tragic, from dragon to vampire, whatever your paranormal craving we have a flavor just for you! Enjoy one short story after another from many of today's hot and upcoming authors!

My Review:


I received this book to give an honest review.

There are 13 short stories by different authors. There were a few authors I have not heard of and the others I am a fan of their work. There were 3 stories out of the 13 that were okay. Those 3 stories just did not appeal to me. But the work of each author was great, there were some stories that I wished would go on a bit longer since I really was getting into it. I believe there is a story in this book for everyone.
Each story is unique in its own way, which is awesome!

I have to say I am a big big fan of Jeff LaFerney! In every book that I have read by him he will always make me laugh with his character Jasper who is a little guy!

 If I was you I would so go out and get a copy! You will truly enjoy this quick read! Great job to all the authors, to Anchor Group Publishing and to Melissa R.



My Rating: 5 wine glasses







Places to buy the book:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Paranormal-Days-Gone-Awry-ebook/dp/B009P7V7JC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350137723&sr=8-1&keywords=paranormal+days+gone+awry

http://www.amazon.com/Paranormal-Days-Gone-Awry-Anthology/dp/0988270765/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1350137723&sr=8-2&keywords=paranormal+days+gone+awry


Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/paranormal-days-gone-awry-melissa-rin/1113068937?ean=9780988270763




Thursday, October 11, 2012

Compulsion by K.B. Miller (The Moon Coven Series #1)














Published November 1st, 2011 by BKC Publishing
First published September 20, 2011
 ISBN13 9781466099678

There is a rafflecopter giveaway if you scroll down on this review.


Synopsis: 

 A  family secret kept hidden has been exposed, and the consequences could be deadly. 

After Lilyann Moon's beloved grandmother dies shrouded by a veil of mystery, she and her young family members are yanked from their completely normal lives and catapulted directly into the supernatural world of witchcraft. A world they know absolutely nothing about.
The town of Hampstead, Maryland has no idea of the monsters that lurk in their midst. Or, of the dangers they will face if the Moon Coven doesn't figure out how to embrace the magick within each of them, especially Lily.
She's suddenly up to her little pointy black hat in magickal problems. Destiny presented her with one more, and it's a big one - vampires.
The only bright spot in this nightmare was meeting Mason. But, is she in love with the enemy? Lilyann is in a race against time to save her town and coven. Will she survive the coming dangers, with her heart and neck intact?

It all comes down to this one night...

All Hallows Eve.



My Review:


I received an ARC from the author to give an honest review.

K.B. Miller has done it again! I truly enjoyed reading her first novella in this series called Haunted even though it was short! But she blew me away in Compulsion. She had me from the first page, with witches and vampires, ghost, and magic.

Lily's family has a secret that could kill her. When something tragic happens to Lily and her family Lily takes on a big responsibility. She learns that her family is part of a very powerful coven and they are too kill vampires. She especially wants to kill Dex who wants her for his self. Almost each member in the family has a power that they have to learn how to use, and it will come in handy on Halloween night. 
During this book Lily learns a lot about her family past and what it has to do with the future of her and the rest of the Moon Coven. Will she succeed at protecting her family and friends? 

Lily is one of the main characters in this book, and she is very stubbon at times, but likeable, and very very protective of those around her. She takes on so much that it is a blessing she doesn't go crazy from the world being on her shoulders so to speak. I liked how she argues with herself when some one would piss her off and she wanted to forgive them, but her pride wouldn't let her. I can really relate to that because I have a tendency to do that myself.
Through out it all, you will be surprised at what her best friend Cam can do, and you will fall in love with the character Mason. For some reason when he talked in the book I always seem to give him some type of accent not sure why but I did. The way that he cares for Lily and calls her Angel was just so sweet. :D 

The author will keep your attention with this action-paced, suspense, and the paranormal. You will experience the love that everyone has for one another in the Moon family, and the falling in love of two characters. 

Thank you so much for allowing me to read this book! Can not wait to see what happens in book 2 of this series.

My Rating: 5 wine glasses






Places to find the author:

https://www.facebook.com/kbmillerbooks

http://kbmillerbooks.blogspot.com/

http://kbmillerbooks.weebly.com/

https://twitter.com/kbmillerbooks


Where you can buy the book:


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Friday, October 5, 2012

Haunted Moon Novella by K.B. Miller

Haunted Moon (Moon Coven, #0.5) ebook
                                                                                Published: April 2, 2012 by BKC Publishing
                                                                                A SIN B007SC0LFM
   
There is a rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of this review.
                                                                     
Synopsis

Before Lilyann stepped into her destiny to lead the coven, there was another powerful Moon witch...her grandmother. 

A teenage witch-to-be in Galway, Ireland, Leeny Moon was prepared to take her rightful place in the circle along side of her family. That was until she witnessed firsthand the forthcoming nightmares she would be expected to face, vampires.

The fight between good versus evil begins here...

Blessed Be~ 


An exclusive ebook novella of K.B. Miller's Moon Coven Series.


The Moon Coven Series fans asked for more of Granny Moon and I responded. This novella samples a small snippet from her youth. Enjoy~



My Review:

This book was great! I can not wait to read the second book in the series to see where this goes. I got this book for free and just now got to start reading it. It was an amazing 30 minute read for me.  Haunted Moon is the back story to Compulsion. In Haunted Moon you follow the character Aileen or Leeny and how she is being taught by her mother the ways of the family. Who by the way are witches. In this book you will deal with vampires and witches, and Aileen has to learn how to protect her family from the evil vampires that will stop at nothing to harm her and her family. She has to be initiated into the Moon Coven and go through the trails of it all. 

There were some grammatical errors but nothing serious. Kymberlee you did a terrific job writing this novella. You have great potential in the writing world. 
The perspective from Aileen was amazing, I wonder what is going to happen in the second book Compulsion.


My Rating: 5 wine glasses






Purchase links:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Coven-Series-Novella-ebook/dp/B007SC0LFM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1345866406&sr=1-1&keywords=haunted+moon

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/haunted-moon-kb-miller/1111522003?ean=2940033276493

Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/149767


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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Go Back (The Short Story Prequel to Underlife) by Marissa Farrar

Go Back (Prequel to Underlife)Copyright 2012 Marissa Farrar
                                                                       Published by Warwick House Press at Smashwords
                                                                       Cover art by Neil Jackson of Cow and Pig Designs

Synopsis:

Thomas Young’s life is spent alternating between work and the hospital, where his seven-year-old son, David, is being treated for leukemia  The responsibility of a sick child has put a strain on his marriage and now Tom is terrified of losing not only his son, but his wife, Abby, as well. After being found living on the streets as a child, and with no memory of a life or family before that time, all Tom has ever wanted is a happy, healthy family of his own. Now even such a simple dream feels as though it is slipping away.

But, one night on the London Underground changes everything. When the train he’s on comes to a halt in the dark, Tom finds himself alone and frightened. But there are people with him in the dark, people who don’t want to be seen, and Tom can’t help feeling that the graffiti he’s seeing everywhere has been written for him...

Please note: ‘Go Back’ is a novelette length story at approximately 10,000 words or 40 print pages. Also included are the first three chapters of the subsequent novel, Underlife.


My Review:

I got this book from free from smashwords.
While reading this book I felt heartbroken for both Thomas and his wife Abby. They are both dealing with their son David in the hospital being treated for leukemia and going through hard times with their marriage. 
Thomas starts seeing graffiti everywhere on the train, in a bathroom stall. And he believes the words written "GO BACK" are meant for him but he does not understand why. This story was really short and I was really wanting more because I want to know what do the words mean? Why are they meant for Thomas? Will his son get better? But knowing that there is another book called Underlife I am anxious to start reading it. Because GO BACK left me wanting to read more. 

My Rating: 5 wine glasses






Where to find the author:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4052252.Marissa_Farrar

https://www.facebook.com/marissa.farrar.author

https://twitter.com/Marissafarrar

http://www.amazon.com/Marissa-Farrar/e/B004I6928I/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1


Places to buy GO BACK:

http://www.amazon.com/Go-Back-ebook/dp/B008N9XHT6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1349360002&sr=8-4&keywords=Go+Back 

Free on these two sites:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/go-back-marissa-farrar/1112683768?ean=2940044782990




Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Destine by Katherine Polillo (The Watcher's Trilogy)

Destine  Published August 8, 2012 by Anchor Group Publishing.


Synopsis:

Michelle Cross is an average, seventeen year old girl growing up in a small town in New Jersey. Up until her senior year, her life has consisted of a rather unglamorous existence. Her closet friend Cami has been by her side since kindergarten, she has a loving if somewhat absente father, and a mother who is unique to say the least. Michelle’s mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was twelve years old, and ever since then she has had delusions of angels and demons battling over her only child. Michelle accepts her mother’s delusions as schizophrenic ramblings, until a handsome new boy finds her at school. Little by little Michelle’s world is turned upside down. The new boy claims to be the Archangel Gabriel cast from heaven, her best friend falls for the Antichrist, and come to find out Michelle’s mother has seen it coming all along. So instead of being consumed with prom and graduation, Michelle finds herself battling the evils of Hell in her small town. The four horsemen of the apocalypses have descended on her high school and with the help of Gabriel, her very own angel; she must stop the events leading to the apocalypse. What surprises Michelle even more than her role in saving humanity is the love that develops between Gabriel and herself. Can their love bridge the world between heaven and earth? Can Michelle stop the powers of Hell in time? Michelle and Gabriel find themselves the pawns in a very dangerous game between an ancient power with a mysterious message and Satan himself.

My Review:

Kept me wanting to read more from the beginning. This is not your typical angels, demons, hell and heaven book.  Michelle is a normal teenager who has been hiding that her mom is a schizophrenic from everyone but her best friend Cami. Michelle and Cami decide that their senior year is going to be different! Oh boy they do not realise how different their last year of school will be. 

They get a new student named Gabriel who we later find out is the Archangel and he was cast out of Heaven. He is on Earth now to help Michelle with her destiny something that she was born to do. We also find out that Michelle's mother has known about her destiny since she was born. And she has done everything in her power to protect her. 

Michelle and Gabriel are on a mission to help save humanity by defeating the anti-christ and the four horsemen. But the anti-christ and the four horsemen are not who you would imagine them to be. That is where this book is different from other books in this genre. 

Michelle has the world on her shoulders and throughout it all she is falling in love with Gabriel. Now I have to say I fell in love with Gabriel too. Especially with his tattoo that he has, oh my I can just imagine how good looking that is on his body. Okay enough of me drooling over a character in a book. :D 

I can not wait to read book two! Oh Katherine when will it be out?


My Rating: 5 wine glasses






Where to find the author:

https://www.facebook.com/WatchersTrilogy?fref=ts

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6457635.Katherine_Polillo


Places to buy the book:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Destine-The-Watchers-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008TXCLWU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349194716&sr=8-1&keywords=Destine

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/destine-katherine-polillo/1112708720?ean=9780988270701