Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Book Review -- Brigetta Moons - GUILTY

GUILTY Free Preview - The First 5 Chapters: A Marston Thriller (Marston Series)GUILTY Free Preview - The First 5 Chapters: A Marston Thriller by Brigitta Moon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brigitta MoonPLOT: 4 / 5

WORLD BUILDING: 4 / 5
CHARACTERS: 5 / 5
FLOW: 4 / 5

OVERALL: 4 STARS (I read the whole book, I just couldn't find it here in Goodreads to link)

After reading the blurb for this book I was intrigued. I don't normally pick books if I am not grabbed by the cover (sorry, I am a cover lover and this one didn't grab me). The blurb was the reason I decided to take a risk on a book genre I do not normally read.

I had my fingers crossed that the book would meet my expectations...it did, and then some!

The characters are well developed and varying parts of me connected with various emotions of the characters as I made my way through the book. This book has a healthy balance of suspense, emotion, and action. It is plot-driven, yet it does not lack in the area of character development.

The story moves a fast enough pace that you find yourself ending one chapter and fighting sleep just so that you can find out what happens in the next. The signs of a well-written page-turner.

I will warn though that there are detailed mentions of rape and even though it is not over the top in graphic violence or is explicit it does let us know just exactly what happened. This may be a trigger for some.

To sum it up...this is a well-written book about injustice, revenge, and someone getting just exactly what karma calls for.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

READERS FAVOURITE AWARD for Forest of Ancestors, Book One in The Guardians Series

I was sitting by my laptop editing away when *ping* I got a notification that an email had just landed in my inbox. Thinking it was the usual "Sign up now for..." stuff I ignored it and kept my mind focused and worked on. But, being the inquisitive (some might say nosey) person I am I decided to take a peek at it. After all, it could be important...right?

Well, look at what I found to my delight...


My debut novel, Forest of Ancestors - Book One in The Guardians Series had just been read and reviewed by the guys at Readers Favorite and had been awarded an amazing FIVE STARS!!!
(Hence the badge above to prove it)

Along with the badge was this fantastic review:

Reviewed By Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite
The Guardians: Forest of Ancestors by K.A. Denver is the first book in a new series, Forest of Ancestors. Eli is a witch in a group of warriors and has dedicated his life to helping non-magic people with things they can't handle. His biggest problem is not finding closure over the fact that his now ex-girlfriend left him with nothing but a letter saying it was over. When Eli discovers someone following him, others in the coven reveal similar experiences. Surely this isn't a coincidence. After someone close to Eli is murdered, a connection is revealed to the Dark Witches that were thought to have disappeared long ago. When one of their leaders sees a vision of a war approaching, Eli turns to his four closest friends for help.

K.A. Denver brings the snark and humor to life in this fantasy adventure with a vast range of delightful and in-depth characters. Eli is a tragic hero who is still dealing with the death of his father, but he's also grounded and family orientated, putting his close relationships with his familiar, Parker, and his four best friends first. Eli has a lot of attitude and walls, but he's also loyal and emotional. This core group of friends often blends together in a way that family does where they play off each other's banter and attitude, but there's so much love between them. They support and respect each other, and are exactly what Eli needs in his life. Each character has their own personal flaws, vastly different backgrounds, and personalities that make them easy to tell apart, but it's easy to see how they formed the bond they have. Every character has a personality that is easy to connect with, even the ones that never speak. The animals are completely charming, such as Arthur and Parker, who tug at your heart and are just as in-depth and emotional as the other characters. The Guardians is a dazzling read that's clever, funny, and has a vast world of magic that comes to life in every scene.

I have always been proud of my debut novel, it was after all my first born. The first I had garnered enough courage to actually publish.  If you haven't read it yet, it is available on Amazon HERE or on various other platforms including Barnes and Noble HERE.


Friday, 13 October 2017

REVIEW -- Mated to the Werewolf King (BOOK ONE) by Alena Des

Mated To The Werewolf King (The Kings, #1)Mated To The Werewolf King by Alena Des
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mated to the Werewolf King (Book 1) Kings Series - by Alena Des









CHARACTERS: 4 / 5
PLOT: 4.5 / 5
WORLD BUILDING: 4.5 / 5
STORY FLOW: 5 / 5

OVERALL SCORE OF 4.5 / 5 (If Amazon allowed it)

First thing I want you to know is this is not your usual werewolf saga.

The Story is wrapped around Bell and Keith, one a werewolf and the other...? Well, you will need to read the book to find out...this is a review not a SPOILER. I do hate Spoilers!

The plot in this novel is smooth, and I loved the detail given as well as the descriptives. This two things for me made this perfect for worldbuilding in this novel. There was enough action, adventure, and romance to keep the story at a steady pace. Not one scene dragged, nor did I feel the need to skip parts. This is a lengthy read but each word counts.

I love the whole lore of Werewolves and this fantastic piece did not let me down.


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

REVIEW -- The Demon of London by Ayse Hafiza

The Demon of London (The Demon Series Book 1)The Demon of London by Ayse Hafiza
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Demon of London - by Ayse Hafiza








Characters: 5 / 5
Plot: 5 / 5
World Building: 5 / 5
Story Flow: 5 / 5

OVERALL SCORE: 5 / 5

REVIEW

This story revolves around a demon named Jassassah and her job on earth. What is that job you may ask? Well, it is to whisper into the ear of mankind, encouraging them to do the sinful, wanting, debouched things they aspire to do while whispering doubts, self-loathing, and self-harming thoughts into the ears of those at a rocky and delicate stage in their lives.

Jassassah is that negative little voice that whispers into our ears attempting to penetrate our minds and corrode our souls.

This book, the first in the series, is set in London and we follow the demon as she rides the tube whispering into the ears of those around her. The story is broken into separate stories, it is told as she whispers to each unsuspecting victim and we get to bare witness to how they react to the whispers. Some take in what she urges them to do and act on them, while others rebuke the whispers and ignore her. Each story ends with a little information on what happened to the person after they got off the train.

Some of the stories are sad, some funny, and some a little upsetting, but all touch your heart in some way. These stories are well written and I love how the author uses Jassassah's voice.

This is a great read and one I would definitely recommend for lovers of lore and the paranormal.

The Demon of London is a solid 5/ 5 for me.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

REVIEW -- Dark Vengeance by Nikki Landis

Dark Vengeance (NightWalkers #2)Dark Vengeance by Nikki Landis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark Vengeance - by Nikki Landis

Characters: 3.5/5
Plot: 5/5
World Building: 4/5
Story Flow: 4/5

OVERALL SCORE: 4/5

REVIEW

This is Book 2 in the Nightwalker Series and like the first, it centers around two characters, one a vampire and the other a human.

I bought and downloaded this book while on the last pages of the previous one. I had been so invested in the lives of these two people that I just had to find out where the twists and turns were going to take them. I was not disappointed.

Now I have to confess, and it pains me to say it, but I have no love for our female lead, Mare. In the first book I found her irritating, childish, and at times immature, but I kept reading for the love of the storyline and all of the other characters who are all fantastically written.

In this book, the 2nd of the series, I prayed she would change and that the dislike I had for her would wane. As I read the first few chapters of this this book I was begining to think there was no hope for her and there were signs that she was going to be the same annoying Mare from the 1st book. But then it happened. It started with splashes of subtle differences, then her reactions both physically and emotionally to events playing out around her showed that this character was maturing. Hope lit in me that maybe all was not lost, and Mare may yet win a spot in my heart. So I like her? Not really, but I hate her less if that makes sense? I am looking forward to Book 3 of the series to see if this new found appreciation continues.

The other characters in this book were the stars for me. Andre (my current BBF), and the introduction of other supernatural creatures opened this story up and turned it on its head.

This story is a unique take on the vampire/human love match and the story that plays out as the love between these characters unfolds is both exciting, and at times, heartbreaking.

Dark Vengeance is like an intoxicating mix of Twilight and TrueBlood. It draws you in, teases you, captivates you, and holds you tight as it takes you on the ride of your life.

Lovers of #PNR #ContemporaryFantasy #VampFiction and #ShifterFiction will devour this series...I highly recommend you grab it and take a bite...

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Monday, 25 September 2017

** BOOK REVIEW ** No Rest For The Wicked -- M L SPARROW 4.5 out of 5

No Rest for the WickedNo Rest for the Wicked by M.L. Sparrow
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

No Rest For The Wicked - by M L Sparrow

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 5/5
World Building: 4/5
Story Flow: 4/5

OVERALL SCORE: If Amazon allowed, it would be a solid 4.5 out of 5 Stars.

REVIEW
I have to hold my hands up to being a sucker for a good PNR, and I was pleasantly surprised and certainly not disappointed with No Rest For The Wicked.
Elira (the female lead) is strong and likable as well as quite relatable in aspects and thankfully was not the usual whiney damsel of the PNR genre. Anthony is romantic, bold, and strong. He is a well-developed character and I found myself quickly adding him to my ever growing BBL (Book Boyfriend List).

The Story moved at a steady pace which held my attention and I loved the balance of dialogue and narration.
As I am not a fan of **Spoilers** I will leave the story at that. But, I will say that M. L. Sparrow has accomplished a magnificent feat. A fantastic PNR with a strong and engaging story that did avoid dipping its toes in the usual 'Instant love - Just add water'.

I would highly recommend this little gem for lovers of PRN, low fantasy, and Paranormal.



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Monday, 4 September 2017

REVIEW for Grave Danger by S.K. Gregory

Grave DangerGrave Danger by S.K. Gregory
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started this book a while back and ended up getting side tracked by life and all it throws at you.

I got back to it just over a week ago and I am glad I did. This book has everything you could want or need in this genre. From #Romance to #Action and #Horror to #Humour, this book has it all and ticks every box.



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Forest of Ancestors (The Guardians #1)