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Monday’s Review of World After By Author Susan Ee

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In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Susan Ee is the bestselling author of the Penryn & the End of Days series which takes place in the San Francisco bay area. The first book, ANGELFALL, is being translated into 20 languages around the world. The second book, WORLD AFTER, was recently released in Nov. 2013 to international acclaim. The film rights to the series have been optioned by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Good Universe. Susan used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

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Review of World After

Rating: 4 stars

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Angel Fall the first book was outstanding for its originality. World after was outstanding for its horror.

Some of the horror was towards the end of book one, but in World After it was on full throttle. Angels are experimenting on humans, turning them into monsters the fact that they don’t just do this man (not that it’s okay) No they take women and even children. This is tough to read especially with Paige being only seven. She’s stitched like a doll, her teeth sharp – made of steel and she’s a cannibal, yet she is only a little girl on the inside who wants to be loved, but  Penryn struggles with this. I don’t blame her Paige sounds freaky. But when Paige runs away Penryn realises it’s still her little sister and tries to track her down.

Raffe thinks Penryn is dead so she’s on her own with her “crazy” mother and Clara a women who was used to feed scorpion angels in book one. But Penryn saved her but Clara is not right she’s a shadow of her former self and has aged rapidly from her horrible experience in the lab.

While searching for her sister, Penryn her mum and Clara end up in Alcatraz and we see how the angel scorpions are been made, the most disturbing part was the amount of humans helping. While there Penryn watches a tape of her sister from the day she was taken and I think it takes another chunk from her heart, it broke mine. As Penryn continues her search her responsibility of people to save keeps growing and her family are pushed further away from her. It’s not until Raffe shows up that Penryn can take a breather but not for long as both of them go after Biebel. Raffe for his wings and Penryn for her sister once again.

An amazing yet horrifying journey that’s not over and I can’t wait for the next book.

Wednesday’s Featured Author is Josephine Mc Nabb Author of Fire and Fangs

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Blurb:   No one knows that they are living alongside the creatures that horror stories are made of…
Danni Malone grew up fighting monsters and catching rogues. She keeps her powers hidden and is desperate to live a normal life with her boyfriend Greg. 
Keri Jenkins joined the Paranormal Division of the Government after a horrific incident that left her orphaned.
Both of these women are thrown together to catch the person trying to kill the influential Vampire Nest Master Damon. They move in with him and pose as his new security, dealing with threats and assassination attempts.
Will they catch the would-be-killer in time?
Will they be able to save the supernatural community from disaster?
Or will these women lose everything
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About the Author:

"I started writing my book because I couldn’t get it out of my head. I didn’t intend to do anything with it until my boyfriend (who hadn’t read it at this point) suggested that I self publish with Amazon. It took me a long time to publish it because I don’t think I believed that anyone would want to read it. 
After I did, I was surprised (and delighted) at the responses and reviews I have been getting. I’m actually editing book 2 at the minute and looking forward to publishing it too.” Josephine

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Monday’s Review ~ Break my fall by Author Chloe Walsh

 

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Blurb:

I was drunk but not drunk enough not to notice him. Good Lord, he was beautiful. Did boys like him really exist? I thought I might be imagining him. “You wanna have a shot with me sweetheart?” he smiled crookedly and lifted the bottle up. The huskiness of his voice made me him sound dangerous, yet he was soft spoken…an enigma.

When eighteen year old Lee Bennett moves in with her childhood friend Camryn, the last person she thought she’d meet was Kyle Carter. Kyle is everything Lee’s been warned to stay away from, yet everything she’s drawn to. His boldness, flirtatious nature and jaw dropping good looks have Lee’s head in a spin, and she cant seem to stay away.
But the secrets of her past still haunt her, which makes her attraction to Kyle all the more scary…
Kyle Carter can’t keep his eyes off his hot new roommate, or his hands. Lee is fresh and innocent, and everything Kyle knows he can’t have. But that doesn’t stop him from wanting her.The pressure of living together combined with the sizzling chemistry fuels an unstoppable liaison.
Both know they shouldn’t be together, yet can’t bear to be apart. They fall into a twisted affair of love, passion and deceit. Kyle’s on/off girlfriend, Rachel has a hold on Kyle. She hold a dark secret of his past over him, that threatens to tear apart his relationship with Lee apart. The first girl he cared about. Lies, deceit, passion and first love fuel together in their tumultuous relationship.
Can Kyle break free from the bonds that hold him to Rachel? Can Lee forgive the indiscretion and lies. And will Kyle Carter be the man who can break her fall.

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About the Author:

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Hi, my name is Chloe Walsh and I’m a twenty-four year old reader/writer/stay at home mammy. I was born and raised in the rebel county of Cork, Ireland and love reading all different genres, especially new adult and paranormal romance. My husband and I have two children who are my absolute world. :)

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Review of Break My Fall

Star rating: 5 stars

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I don’t normally read this genre, but I am glad I did. I just loved Break My Fall.

Lee moves in with her high school friend, and straight away you can see her innocence and fear. Her first night there she drinks a little too much and finally gets to meet another roommate, Kyle, who is drop dead gorgeous. Something sparks between the two of them, and Lee acts out of character by kissing Kyle back when he kisses her, only for the kiss to end by his kind-of girlfriend Rachel, who is pissed to say the least.

Lee dies of embarrassment the next day when she comes face to face with Kyle, and spills her coffee; it’s pretty funny how she gets around him. But as the story continues and we watch their love blossom for each other, so much more comes to the surface. I can tell you one thing, this book is drama, drama, drama, and I loved every second of it. I found myself laughing non-stop, or giving Lee a high five when she stood up to Rachel.

The part that got me the most is when Lee and Kyle have a fight in the Kitchen and he grabs her while screaming, it’s at the moment I could see the depth of Lee’s issues, she crumbles and I crumbled too. I had to put my book down, as I cried. It tore me apart; it was so well written I could feel every ounce of Lee’s pain. After the episode we find out exactly what happened to Lee and it’s so sad, but we also see why Kyle is the way he is too and what hold Rachel has on him.

The story is two people with messed up back grounds, both fighting the odds, and both falling for each other.

The sex scenes in the book where very heavy in my opinion, and once again it isn’t something I would normally read, but overlooking them, the story itself was brilliant I finished this book in one sitting and would highly recommend it to others.

Wednesday’s Featured Author is Ryan Gladney Author of Nine Lives of Adam Blake

  20963456 (1)   Blurb: Adam Blake knows what fate awaits him after death. He has died before, and will die again, and always it’s the same. For Adam, there is no heaven, no hell, no reincarnation, or cold, final sleep. When he dies, his life flashes before his eyes; it rushes backward—nothing skipped or overlooked—until it stops, suddenly, at age twelve, one week after he had mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind his childhood home. Then, he wakes up. Adam is cursed—or blessed—to relive the same life again and again, from this moment onward, regardless of how he lives, who he becomes, or what ultimately causes next his demise. He is free to right past wrongs, avoid past mistakes, pursue any interest and chase any dream. But the longer Adam lives, the less anything matters but answers. He must know: Why is he stuck in this loop? What is its cause? How will it end? And what awaits him on the other side of death when it finally does?   
Image   About the Author: Ryan Gladney is the author of Nine Lives of Adam Blake, a contemporary novel set in Minnesota that combines elements of speculative fiction, urban fantasy, philosophical fiction, coming-of-age, and literary fiction. It was released in February 2014. Ryan was born in St. Louis, and has lived in Boston, Orange Country, Ann Arbor, Los Angeles, and Minnesota. He attended college at the University of Michigan. When not writing (or working), Ryan spends most of his time with his wife, son, and cats. He’s an active book-clubber, kickballer, bike-rider, brunch-eater, and live music aficionado. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image     Image   Image  download (3) Featured Author from Goodreads Group Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Reade… Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Readers, Writers and Reviewers  2776 members This Is A Group for Readers,Writers and Reviewers of All Different Genres.

Monday’s Review of Veiled Eyes By Author C.L. Bevill

 

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 A vivid waking dream of giant cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss haunts Anna St. Thais. The trees sit on a black lake that resembles a dark Louisiana bayou with an evocative aura. The dream includes the presence of a man who seems to know Anna all too well and a group of people with strange telepathic powers, sometimes called veiled eyes. 

An orphan from Texas, she is on her way east to help out a friend when she encounters two terrifying things. Psychically, she begins to see and hear things through the eyes of an unknown individual, a man who knows more about her than she ever would have imagined. The second thing is that she has been kidnapped by a sociopathic trucker intent on making her his latest victim. 

When she is rescued by Gabriel Bergeron, a member of the elusive Lake People in Northwestern Louisiana, Anna doesn’t realize that he is her psychic counterpart and she has been inexplicably pulled to the area. She shares their strange colored gold eyes and their distinctive mental powers. They are a reclusive lot and know that Anna is one of them, but has been isolated by unknown circumstances. She is drawn into their incomparable world, something between that of the Creoles and Cajuns, and much in addition to those. 

There Anna finds a romantic link with Gabriel and the spine-tingling fear of not knowing who to trust. Her return has disturbed the inner workings of the group and threatens to expose secrets long concealed in the murky Louisiana bayous. There are secrets to be divulged about her past and why she was spirited away as an infant. Anna isn’t safe until she discovers the answers she so desperately requires.

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About the Author:

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C.L. Bevill has been in the U.S. Army, cleaned floors, a graphic illustrator, a therapist, and a stay at home mother. She lives in the Alabama area with her husband and daughter and keeps plugging away at the next great American novel.

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Review of Veiled Eyes

Star Rating: 3.5 stars

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Anna has always been able to sense people’s intentions but when she climbs into a truck with a driver a nightmare comes true. Searching for a friend leads her to the psycho, but also opens her mind to the whistling man, that she believes is something her mind has conjured up. But when she awakens drugged and tied down in the back of the truck, she knows what awaits her.

 She becomes frantic and the whistling man’s presence in her head becomes stronger asking her where she is? She answers not believing it could be real but when she is rescued by Gabriel she’s taken to his cabin where she awakens with an odd sense that she should be here, and with a fear of the lake people.  As she gets closer to Gabriel and soon accepts she’s one of them, she begins to open up slowly.

 But when a man warns her away and an old woman speaks to her beyond the grave Anna investigates and enters very dangerous territory. The lake people have secrets and ones that they will protect with their lives.

Anna I really liked her she was strong, intelligent yet cautious. Her ways of dealing with the lake people was very realistic and I loved her and Gabriel’s (Or Mr. Grabby hands) relationship. Gabriel was such a man and more times he didn’t know how to express himself and messed everything up but it was a great chemistry they had together.

I also loved how Anna investigated everything even going into the mines, It was dangerous and reckless but she wouldn’t stop until she got her answers. I was shocked with what she finds out but loved all the twists and turns in the plot.

Overall a great read one I would recommend.

Wednesdy’s Featured Author is T.L. Clark Author of True’s Love

 

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In this book we find promiscuous Amanda living the highlife; meek admin worker by day and wild clubber by night. We get to hear about a selection of her erotic night time adventures.

But she is surprised by love when she goes on holiday with her friend to Ibiza. The blonde bodyguard soon has her lowering her barriers. He shows her how much more there is to sex when the heart is truly engaged. But will this just be a holiday romance, will it lead to a long term relationship or will it end in tragedy? Join Amanda on her quest of exploration.



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About the Author:

I’m a self-published author (on Amazon only at the moment). I’m 30something and was born and raised in the UK. I have a lovely and supportive husband and an irritating but much spoiled & loved cat.

I have a mundane 9-5 job, but fit my writing in around that and practising holistic therapies.

Each of my books is completely separate from the other, so you don’t have to read them in any particular order. I’ve tried to look at love from different angles.

Youngs Love - was the first book I wrote. It features Samantha striving for independence. As she breaks away from her controlling marriage she explores the world of dating with varying results. There’s a trip to Tuscany and lots of slushy bits as well as some raunchy scenes. Look out for the extra strong mints!

Trues Love - follows feisty Amanda who loves her free & single world filled with nights of passion with different men. She goes to Ibiza with a girly friend and runs into a blonde Adonis of a bodyguard. Is this true love or a holiday romance? It’s certainly not short on action.

Dark Love - I wrote this by popular demand. It’s the BDSM one! Male Submissive Jonathan is guided by Mistress Eisengrau through a world of dungeons and a journey of self exploration.

I hope you enjoy reading my books. If you do, please please leave a review. I truly appreciate every single review.

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Monday’s Review of The System By Author Teshelle Combs

 

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1 + 1 = Dead.

That’s the only math that adds up when you’re in the System.

Everywhere Nick turns, he’s surrounded by the inevitability of his own demise at the hands of the people who stole his life from him. That is, until those hands deliver the bleeding, feisty, eye-rolling Nessa Parker. Tasked with keeping his new partner alive, Nick must face all the ways he’s died and all the things he’s forgotten.

Nessa might as well give up. The moment she gets into that car, the moment she lays her hazel eyes on her new partner, her end begins. It doesn’t matter that Nick Masters can slip through time by computing mathematical algorithms in his mind. It doesn’t matter how dark and handsome and irresistibly cold he is. Nessa has to defeat her own shadows.

Together and alone, Nick and Nessa make sense of their senseless fates and fight for the courage to change it all. Even if it means the System wins and they end up…well…dead.

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About the Author:

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Teshelle Combs is the award winning author of the YA action/romance novel, ‘The System,” and contemporary fantasy novel, “Core.”

She’s one of those crazies who majored in English in college and works as a full-time writer. 

Teshelle grew up in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and currently lives with her musico hubby, Nate Combs, and their soon-to-be born baby boy, Jaxter in Cape Coral, FL.

If you’d like to be interviewed, featured, or reviewed for Teshelle’s blog, email her at teshellecombs@gmail.com.

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Review of The System

Star rating: 4 stars

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Nessa Parker is the main character and she’s strong, loyal and witty. I just loved her. Taken from her normal life she’s into the system. The system wasn’t really what I expected the violence that Collins delivers to them, had me shocked to the core and their reason for being in the system was even more appalling. They had to assassinate certain people, if they failed their lives where over. Nessa isn’t normal but has a rare gift as such, she can kill you without touching you. She finds out some horrible truths about her parents and about herself but she stays strong through it all. I cried when I read a certain part with her dad, it just broke my heart; it was unfair, cruel and heart-breaking. But it fuels Nessa’s reason to fight the system and with Nick at her side she has everything to fight for.

Nick O god, he was messed up, silent and deadly but I loved him, and I loved the chemistry between him and Nessa it was electrifying. Their moments together were so real for two people in such a messed up situation.

The book was very faced paced and never slowed down. I loved Adam and his power to heal. At first I wasn’t sure of him but towards the end I just felt for him so badly. This book is very violent and the conditions in the system where atrocious. But overall I loved it. It was something different and new, I have never read a book like it. I would recommend this to all paranormal readers.

Wednesday’s Featured Author is J.H. Coates Author of My Boyfriend is a Monster

 

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Her ex-boyfriend beat on her. 
The new guy might literally eat her. 
Boy can Lily pick them. 

After fleeing her abusive boyfriend, Lily tries to salvage what’s left of her hopes by attempting to create the life she has always dreamed of. With the help of her friends she starts to put the pieces of her old self back together. However, she still can’t shake the feeling that a “Monster” is out there. But the people we label today as Monsters are nothing compared to what is in store for Lily. Because she is right, there is something out there with the makings of childhood nightmares. Question is does it want her for love, or does it want her for dinner?



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About the Author:

J.H. Coates currently lives in Barrie, Ontario with his wife, kids and cat, Senor Meow Meow. An avid writer all through school J.H. Coates turned to film. After attending Film school and a bunch of indie projects, including one unsuccessful network show, he became very sick and put all ambitions on hold and concentrated on getting better. Years later, a bunch of wrong diagnosis’ that finally led to open heart surgery he began writing again. Perhaps it was realizing life was short or the sheer boredom of living in a hospital? he picked up where he left off and finished My Boyfriend is a Monster. He is currently writing the sequel, cleverly titled, My Boyfriend is a Monster 2.

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Monday’s Review of The Bone Season By Samanta Shannon

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It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.

Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine—a young woman learning to harness her powers in a world where everything has been taken from her. It also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.



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Samantha Shannon was born and raised in West London. She recently finished her degree in English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford, where she specialised in Emily Dickinson and Principles of Film Criticism.

In 2012 she signed a book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing to publish the first three books in a seven-book series, beginning with The Bone Season. Film rights to the novel were optioned by Andy Serkis’s London-based production company The Imaginarium Studios in 2012, and acquired by Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Studios in October 2013. 

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Review of The Bone Season

Rating: 4 stars

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This story is told through the eyes of Paige, she’s a dreamwalker and a rare kind of clairvoyant. In London any type of supernatural is executed, or they just simply disappear.

Paige works in the Seven Seals for a master criminal and seems content in her role, yet her father has no idea just what Paige does as she pretends to work at an oxygen bar.

I read this book a while ago and should have written my review then as this one seems difficult and now I remember why. The first 40% of this book, I needed the dictionary that was placed at the back of the paperback book

Some sentences had so many new words that I really couldn’t make it add up, so I was back and forth like a yo yo. To make matters worse I remember my head was spinning, with so much information and then it settled a bit when Paige is arrested and taken to the clairvoyant prison, which is not what all clairvoyant believed it to be. Controlled by a race of Rephaim, immortals they use clairvoyant for their gifts. On arrival Paige is assigned a keeper and he is called Warden, he is feared by most. I think straight away I could see something different in Warden, and soon we do see a mutual respect blossom between these two. But no matter how much Warden tries to protect Paige, she is always on the war path, trying to protect the ones she cares for, and trying to get home to the Seven Seals.

The story was very unique, but also very confusing as in the terms that once Paige arrives at this prison a new set of rules, new words, and a new way is told to us, making you scrap everything you just learnt at the start of the book.

Overall I really did enjoy this book, it was something new and refreshing. With the style of writing and the complexity of words I’m not sure that I would read book two, or maybe I just need to give my head a rest for a while.  

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