Yep, you read that right. This week’s review is my first. I am one of the 2 people who did not read Twilight.
So, I jumped in with both feet, and took on
I really like the way it starts. Imagine having your new husband - oh, you almost caught me in a spoiler moment.
Let me say that the opening intrigued – and there is a pull of suspense, of “what will happen next?” that carried me through the book. I especially liked the settings, and that some of it was in Northern California, in places I’d been and recognized. I always enjoy the instant connection that creates between the reader and the story.
And the heat between the main characters – where is my fan? Well, you’ll just have to get a copy and find out for yourself what they do, and how often they – ahem. Right.
You can get your own copy here.
And check out Sharon’s website - it has info on her other books, and I enjoyed learning more about her.
Next on my list is Heavenly Lover – there was a tease in the back of the book, just long enough to make me want more. So I’m off to get it all.
Until next time – read on.
Today my review is for
I have to start out by saying I love Casey, the main character. She is immediately likable, and becomes even more so as the story evolves. Coming from a dance background, I enjoyed that aspect of Casey’s life, and her passion for it.
And Drew – oh, every girl’s dream bad boy. Yep. He made this heart skip a few beats.
This was another book I raced through, because I simply couldn’t wait to see what happened next.
I loved watching their relationship evolve – I especially loved when -
Ah, you know me – no spoilers. Let’s just say I loved this book, and you need to go get your copy. Right now. You can do that here.
Until next time – read on.
I don’t normally post on Monday, but I wanted to let you all know that this week is going to be a bit different.
My friend and fellow author, J Meyers, is putting her novel, Intangible, out into the world.
The official release is tomorrow. So I am doing a bit of a change up. I will be reviewing the book tomorrow, and have an exclusive interview with J on Thursday. You can see my review of her preview short Intuition here.
I am really excited to be sharing her new book with you all – in the midst of it right now.
So come on back Tuesday for the full scoop.
See you then,
I am the first to admit it – this fantasy-lover wouldn’t seek out chick-lit. Not intentionally.
But if it is all like the fun, funny, tug-at-your-heartstrings story I am reviewing today, I am all in!
And here it is:
I was pulled in from the first paragraph, then I just fell. Author Talli Roland had me laughing, crying, and rooting for everyone in this gem of a novella.
It is a quick read – I finished in one shot, simply because I couldn’t put it down. I had to know how everything turned out.
And that is the hallmark of a well written story.
I won’t give anything away, because I want you to go and read it for yourself. You can get a copy here. I’m glad I took the chance on chick-lit – now I’m off to buy the rest of her books.
Go on – do yourself a favor and get it.
Until next time – read on
I just finished this book:
It is a prequel to her After Cilmeri series, and I am glad I read this one first.
Written in first person, with a split point of view, it is both a sweeping history and a very character focused story.
I fell in love with Wales my first trip there, and by the second trip I didn’t want to leave. During my research and while I was there I read a good bit about Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, and the love the Welsh have for him even today. And yes, I know how to pronounce his name – I’m just that much of a history geek.
This story pulls you in from the first paragraph, with Meg standing over her dead husband in a morgue. Falling back through time, she and her daughter become a part of the Prince’s world. I was literally swept back with her, into a well-developed and lush historical landscape.
I am a huge history buff, and because of that, I demand plenty from the historical fiction I read. Sarah Woodbury delivered that and more, in an approachable writing style that even the non-historian would enjoy.
I am heading over right now to get Footsteps in Time, and I can’t wait to start it!
Well, what are you waiting for? I’m history.
Until next time – read on.
Death Whispers, by Tamara Rose Blodgett, caught my attention as I was browsing the children’s/YA section. The premise sounded intriguing – children being innoculated to heighten paranormal abilities – and the title captured my interest.
Fist off, this book is like living inside the head of a teenage boy. I have four nephews, so I pretty much felt at home. Reading Tamara’s bio, I was not surprised to learn she has teenage boys.
Caleb Hart, the narrator and center of the story, is a smart, sometimes mouthy, typical teenager. His friends John and Jonesy are funny and extemely likeable.
Just a note here – the rhythm of this book is a bit different, especially if you are not used to what I call teen speak – half sentences, random thoughts, and smart ass comments boucing around in his head. Quite the ride, and it can take a bit to get used to. My advice – hang on, because it is an enjoyable ride.
Caleb discovers in an incredibly embarrassing way just what his paranormal bent is: Affinity for the Dead, or AFTD. He can hear them speak, feel them, and finds he has other abilities as well. The kind that can land him in a secret government facility, never to be seen or heard of again. Just like the only other AFTD with his level of ability.
He is a normal teenager, suddenly living an abnormal life. I really like the way you are slowly but completely sucked into his world, rooting for him as he fumbles and fights his way through to the truth of who he is.
And he is not alone. Along with his friends, he assembles a team, who learn to trust and watch out for each other. The twists and surprises, all edged with a growing tension, lead you deeper, reading faster to find out what happens next. I literally raced through the last fifty pages.
My verdict – go buy a copy. You can do that here, or visit her website to check it out, along with the rest of the books in the series. Book 3 – Death Screams, was just released, in time for Friday the 13th.
I am off to buy book 2 myself, so I’ll meet you back here.
Until then – read on.
Welcome the the first Thrill me Thursday! My intent is to review fellow indie authors, give a shout out and offer my support.
I have to admit, I floundered this week, trying to find a book to review. I searched Amazon, downloaded several to my Kindle, and fired it up in anticipation.
And they just – meandered. I was more than a bit disappointed.
A couple of them started picking up the pace about a third of the way through, but that is much too late for most readers. I stuck it out simply because I wanted to see if they got better. *Sigh*
I ended up returning all of them, and while I was brooding I remembered the list of upstarts I made that I wanted to check out. H.P. Mallory happens to top that list, so I hopped over to Amazon and downloaded the book that caught my eye first.
And without further ado, here is my take on To Kill A Warlock.
I love feisty – especially when it comes wrapped up in an intriguing package. And that is just what you get with Dulcie O’Neil.
I am not a huge fan of first person narrative, but I find myself reading more of it, simply because I am finding more authors just hit it. Right on. H.P. Mallory is one of them.
From the first sentence she sucks you in, with humor and charm, and a situation that is an instant hook.
Add in a world just to the left of weird, with an eccentric cast of characters, and you have the perfect mix for a paranormal whodunit.
There is fun, suspense, and a bit of romance, sprinkled with fairy dust and magic.
I don’t want to give too much away – you’ll just have to go pick up a copy for yourself. And I highly recommend that you do, because if you read the sample, you’ll just want more.
I’ve enjoyed her writing so much I already bought book 2, and book 1 of her Jolie Wilkins series, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble. I love the literary references in her titles!
At just 99 cents, To Kill A Warlock is an absolute bargain. Do yourself a favor and go get it. Now.
Go on – I’m all done here.
Until next time – read on.