Monday, December 31, 2012

Destiny of Angels by Wendy Steele

Destiny of Angels



Synopsis:

Traumatic events in her childhood, send Angel Parsons upon a different life path.

Fifteen years later, with the help of her new 'family' and the resurrected relationship with Jenny Parkes, her only friend from school, Angel confronts the perpetrators of her misery. Rather than seeking revenge and to free herself from her past, Angel uses the skills she has acquired to offer her persecutors the chance of redemption.

Will Angel fulfil her destiny and put her past behind her or will the demons she unleashes consume herself and her 'family' and leave her empty and alone once more?



My Review:

I purchased this book when it was free on amazon, but before that I received a copy from the author to give an honest review.

I feel really bad giving this book 3 stars. I honestly felt as though there was too much jumping around in the book between the characters. As soon as I would get into the story of say Jenny it would bring up Tiffany or Clara before it seemed the writing was done for that page. I would find myself going back to make sure I did not miss a page because I felt there was a gap.

This story seems to be about if you met new people or introduce yourself into new things, your life will open up more. Out of all the characters I would have to say the one I enjoyed the most was Jenny. Going through what she went through with her husband, she has came out strong and very independent. I love how she handled herself and opened herself up to new things in her life even if she thought she would not succeed she did not stray.

There is nothing really paranormal in this book such as vampires, werewolves, shifters. But more about magic and the choices the characters make in this life. Along with not getting revenge but helping those even if they did you wrong.

I do have to ask did Tiffany really talk that way or was that just a lot of misspellings?
This author does seem very talented, but I just believe this book was not for me.


My Rating: 3 wine glasses







Places to find the author:

http://www.amazon.com/Wendy-Steele/e/B007VZ1P06/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1356989889&sr=8-1

https://www.facebook.com/destinyofangelsnovel


Places to buy the book:

Amazon:

ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Angels-Lilith-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B007OX5J8O/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1356989889&sr=8-1

Paperback:http://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Of-Angels-Wendy-Steele/dp/0957316909/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356989889&sr=8-1&keywords=Destiny+of+Angels

Friday, December 28, 2012

Giving away going on Rebecca and Courtney's Blog

There is an awesome giveaway going on Rebecca and Courtney's blog! They are two amazing authors that have written wonderful books.

1. Night Marchers
2. Redemption

Now they have started a series called Project ELE

1. Project ELE
2. Finding ELE
3. Exposing ELE


Want a chance to win then head to their blog for a chance.


http://nightmarchersseries.blogspot.com/2012/12/big-13-giveaway.html?showComment=1356751495237#c5198271062245661385



The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus by: Anastasia Vitsky




The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus



Synopsis:

In some countries, turning 21 means gaining the right to vote and drink alcoholic beverages. For Claire Labraun, the Christmas after her 21st birthday would be beyond her wildest imagination. 


Minelle and Matthew Labraun believed in a traditional marriage. Matthew was head of their household, and Minelle was his help-meet  When it came to raising their headstrong 21-year-old daughter, however, they found themselves at a loss. Minelle had always taught Claire to do the right thing for right’s sake. Claire, however, had different ideas. 

She rebelled against their rules, flaunted authority, and connived to get things she wanted. She had never been spanked in her life; Matthew and Minelle kept that adult privilege strictly between themselves. 

But this year, a visit from Santa plus Claire’s newly adult status would change her idea of Christmas forever.



My Review:

I received this book from the author to give an honest review. Okay let me just say this is my first ever to read about about spanking in any form. It was a decent read for me. It was a story within a story. lol if that makes sense. Though I did find that at times I could not tell between the story being written by Claire and Ana and the story being told that I guess Claire was living. If that makes a bit of sense. I think the only thing that bothered me was the exchange between Claire's parents. I felt as though the father even though he was sweet seemed a bit controlling outside of the bedroom. Now please note: THIS IS MY OPINION. Just the way he would grab Claire's mother's hand and squeeze a bit hard at the diner it seemed kind of as though the were other underlining things going on. Claire finds out her parents have lied to her about Santa being real. She finds out that Santa is real when she is on the naughty list for lying and deceiving to get herself an iphone. When she gets swept away to the North Pole she receives her first spanking ever ( from the person you list expect). This is a new twist on Christmas and a quick read. I will say that is book is suitable for 18 . Funny, a bit sexy, well written! If you enjoy this genre or would like to step out of your genre then give this book a read! Will definitely be reading another book by this author.



My Rating: 4 wine glasses


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Places to find the author:

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

http://governingana.wordpress.com/


Places to buy the book:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Vengeance-Mrs-Claus-ebook/dp/B00ALP89HA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356712023&sr=8-1&keywords=the+vengeance+of+mrs.+claus


Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-vengeance-of-mrs-claus-anastasia-vitsky/1114002364?ean=2940016109244

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Author Tara Brown




 Author Bio:
Tara Brown is Canadian Author of Paranormal Romance and Post Apocalyptic novels in the New Adult genre. She is a fan of the Zombie Apocalypse and is quoted as saying she writes New Adult "Because Authors should write what they know and I cuss and have sex so New Adult fits the bill"











Blurb:
One tragic event can change everything in a life.
It can change the way we see the world around us.
Sometimes it can change the worlds we see.
Worlds we didn’t know existed.
When she slips into the In-Between for a few seconds she sees him.
He's more beautiful than anything she has ever seen before.
She's drawn to him in a way she's can't explain.
Between the popular girls being poisoned and loves first kiss,
she hardly has time to chase down a mystery man.
As the poison that sent her to the In-Between wreaks havoc on her body,
the man she met there is equally damaging on her heart.
Discover how it all started,
how it all unfolded
The first time
Cursed   Book 1 in the Devil's Roses Series
Tara Brown's Other Books:
Bane (Devil's Rose Book Two)
Hyde (Devil's Rose Book Three)
Witch (Devil's Rose Book Four)
Death (Devil's Rose Book Five)-Coming Soon
Vengance- Coming Soon
Born
Born to Fight (Born Book Two)- Coming Soon
Light of The World (Light Book One)
The Four Horsemen (Light Book Two)- Coming Soon
Black Water- Coming Soon


http://tarabrown22.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Wingless and Damned by Dawn White

Wingless and Damned


Synopsis:

Alexander is the Alpha wolf of the Neuri werewolf tribe, set to destroy anything associated with the dreaded strigoi. Lea is a magnificent Fae -- or so she believed but she soon discovers she may not be after all. With Alexander, Lea’s and basically the worlds fate is in the hands of the mated pair. They must act fast and not just on the revenge they so desperately need. Can their love save us all? As Lea and Alexander’s souls hang in the balance they come to realize we are all a little Damned


My Review:



I downloaded this book when it was free on amazon.

Let me say that this book was a good read, but the reason I gave it 4 stars is because there could be some improvement. The way that the two main characters met Lea and Alex I thought there was going to be more spark, more romantic gestures with them two. I felt the relationship they had was purely based on looks and that they "had" to be together because of destiny. 
I also found Lea too okay with fighting with the pack, I guess I would have thought her to ask more questions than just jumping into it.
I also was not happy with reading about a battle, then the next you know it is over. It seemed to me as though parts of the book were missing. I do think this book could use some improvement but it did not defer me from wanting to read book two if there is one. 

I have never read about a hybrid before in a book so this was a first for me and the author did a really good job with it.

Wingless and Damned has a GREAT story line, and the characters were quite enjoyable to read and the sex part was great. Where this story left off I can tell and I hope that there will be another book to this one. I do want to see if Lea and Alex will succeed with their mission.





My Rating: 4 wing glasses





Places to find the author:

http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-White/e/B009R8TZFM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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


Places to buy the book:

Amazon:

Ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Wingless-and-Damned-ebook/dp/B009J7N6Q0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356534511&sr=8-1&keywords=wingless+and+damned

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Shadow and the Rose by Amanda DeWees


The Shadow and the Rose (Ash Grove Chronicles, book 1)
Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Joy, a plain but feisty junior at Ash Grove High, is plunged into a dangerous love triangle when a classmate’s dare brings the chameleonic teen model Tanner into her life. Falling in love with Tanner can only lead to heartache—and danger—because he is trapped in a complex relationship with the seductive, powerful Melisande, a seemingly ageless supermodel. Melisande’s youth and beauty may be drawn from a sinister source... and she does not look kindly on rivals for her protégé’s affections.
At the same time that Joy is fighting to free Tanner from Melisande’s grasp—and from his own feelings of worthlessness—she struggles to cope with her father’s cancer and the discovery that her seemingly peaceful school is a conduit for supernatural energy. Without her father’s guidance, Joy must find within herself the strength to confront both the supernatural threat and her own unexpected pregnancy—and to save Tanner’s life

My Review:


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

First let me say I LOVE the cover, it is amazing. Very down to earth.
Now on to the story. If you love YA paranormal than this is the book for you it is filled it with young love, some magic, and the paranormal. I found myself staying up way to late to see what was going to happen next. 

Joy is a feisty, sweet and mature for her age sixteen year old. Who has lost her mother and her father is away from the school that he is an English teacher at. Ash Grove is a special school for those that have a talent whether it be a dancer, actor, or a musician this school is the place for you. Joy knows she is not beautiful as those that attend the school but she does not let that bother her much, she has a couple of friends that she loves hanging with and is okay with not being in the popular crowd. 

One day Melisande comes into town and she is a big celebrity and she has a special guy in her life named Tristan. Joy and Tristan meet by accident in a graveyard and that is when their feelings for each other start. But will Melisande let Tristan or Tanner as he was used to be called go away or will she keep him for herself.
Joy will fight for Tanner even when others think there is nothing that can be done. Because not only does she love him but she has something that will keep them joined no matter what. On the other hand Melisande has a hidden agenda with Ash Grove and Joy is going to uncover it. 

The characters were very well written and I loved reading the dialogue between them all. The only thing I had trouble with is the Melisande for the life of me I just could not pronounce the name so I kept calling her Melissa. 
There is young love, heartache, magic all rolled up into one. 

My Rating: 5 wine glasses




Places to find the author:

http://www.amandadewees.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Amanda-DeWees/135940203189022?fref=ts

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



Places to buy the book:

Amazon:

Ebook: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009YO4GT4/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Rose-Amanda-DeWees/dp/1480099503/ref=la_B0074OYWMM_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356493259&sr=1-1


Barnes and Noble:

Ebook and Paperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-shadow-and-the-rose-amanda-dewees/1113712726?ean=9781480099500



Giving away a Kindle when she hits 500 likes!

Listen up peeps! This author needs 500 likes and she is sitting at 491 at the moment can you and your friends go by her facebook page and just simply click the like button PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE! I know this author would love it.
This is from her status on her page!
6 HOURS and 20 MINUTES LEFT TODAY: and we are ONLY 15 LIKES away from 500!!! If we make this by the end of the day, I am upgrading this Giveaway to a FREE KINDLE FIRE! Can we do it? Let's give this one more big push and see if we can take it over the edge!! Bring some people on over here to LIKE the page, click on the Giveaway Tab and follow directions on the widget to sign up!!( *Note: You MUST click on the Giveaway Tab at the top of my page to enter, and follow directions on the widget. Liking the page alone doesn't automatically enter you.) C'mon....let's DO IT cause I REALLY wanna give that Kindle away to some lucky reader for Christmas. :) ♥ www.facebook.com/cynthialucasromance
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Within the Shadows by Julieanne Lynch

 Within The Shadows (Shadow World, #1)   



Synopsis:
Living on the razors edge, Giselle Burgman's life is torn apart by her cheating boyfriend. Little does she realise that he is the least of her worries when her long term friend Alex introduces her to his family and a new, darker world. A world of lies, deceit and corruption. Thrown from one problem straight into another, the razors edge gets thinner and sharper, testing Giselle's sanity and vitality. Not even she can hide when living within the shadows.


My Review:


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

I do have to say this was a very good book, but to me it is not suitable for YA there is a lot of explicit content in here. That being said I felt so bad for the main character Giselle she was forced into a life she did not want to live. Her so called best friend Alex who at first I thought was the good guy turned into the bad guy, and I found myself wanting to slap him. With the vampires in this book they are not good they are evil, they have an evil agenda. Like most vampire books you get the girl who wants to live the lifestyle and she finds this romantic vampire and they run away happily ever after for eternity well not here. Giselle doesn't know who to trust, she is abused, and at times frightened. But she has to be strong to live and figure out what to do not only for her but for someone else.

Now where the ending left off I can tell there is going to be a second book and I can not wait to read it. I want to see if Giselle and Antoine will live and will Giselle be Queen or will she figure something out.

This is an amazing paranormal story that you should give a read!

My Rating: 5 wine glasses




Places to buy the book:

Amazon:

Ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Within-Shadows-Shadow-Novels-ebook/dp/B008MZJB3W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1356359792&sr=1-1&keywords=within+the+shadows

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Within-Shadows-J-A-Lynch/dp/1909402044/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1356360018&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=within+the+shadows+Paperback

Barnes and Noble:

Ebook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-the-shadows-julieanne-lynch/1024684669?ean=2940011420870

Places to find the author:

http://www.goodreads.com/Ysoriel

http://www.julieannelynch.co.uk/