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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

~~♥Review♥~~ HEDGEWITCH by Simon Kewin

Title: Hedge Witch 
Author: Simon Kewin
Publication date: April 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Fifteen year-old Cait Weerd has no idea she’s being sought by the undain: sorcerous creatures of necromancy that feed off the spirit of the living. She doesn’t know the undain need her blood to survive. She doesn’t even know she’s a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn’t know a lot, really, but all that’s about to change.

At Manchester Central Library she’s caught up in sudden, horrific violence. In the chaos she’s handed an old book that’s been hidden there and told to run, hide the book or destroy it. It contains all the secrets of the undains’ existence. They and their human servants want to find that as much as they want Cait.

What’s more, she learns that the fate of two worlds is at stake here. Just what she needs. Along with definitely-not-a-boyfriend Danny, she has to decide what the hell to do. Run, fight or just hope it all goes away.

It’s only then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time …
Simon was born on the misty Isle of Man but now lives deep in the English countryside with his wife and two daughters.

He writes science fiction and fantasy as well as some stories that can’t make their minds up.

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My Review
Cait Weerd is visiting her grandmother at the Manchester Central Library. They are returning some books to the archives deep below the library when they are attacked by an evil creature, an 'undain'. Cait's grandmother gives her a valuable book and tells her to run. Then the whole scene changes and we are with witches and dragon riders. The witches are attacked, again by an evil creature, and an ancient grimoire is stolen. Why are these books so important? Where are these 'undain' coming from? Why do they want Cait?

This book is FULL of action! Which normally, I wouldn't really be into that but I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Simon grabs you in the beginning and doesn't let you go! Although, I have to say I was a little confused in the early part if the book because of the scene change, but once I got acclimated to it, I was on a wild ride all the way to the finish line. There is a nice twist at the end of the book that had me really going. The author really put some work behind this. He brings you into his world and practically shows you what he sees through is descriptiveness of your surroundings. I think he did a wonderful job and this book would be recommended for anyone who likes magic and dragons. 4 out of 5 stars.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

~~♥Review♥~~ ONE BITE TO PASSION by MaryLynn Bast

Title: One Bite to Passion
Author:  MaryLynn Bast
Series: The Haven (#1)
Genre: Erotic, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Werewolf Tails Publishing
Release Date: March 15, 2014

Paige never imagined accepting a job assignment in Japan would be a major turning point in her life. Even though she is married, her attraction to Casey ignites fires she’d thought long burned out. When her husband shows up, she is drawn into a war between two vampire covens. She must fight to save her life and that of the man she loves. 

MaryLynn Bast grew up in Texas. An avid reader, she enjoyed writing romantic short stories. After moving to Las Vegas in 201o and starting a new chapter in her life, she followed her dream of publishing her first book, a paranormal romance, in 2012 and continues to write stories for the Heart of a Wolf Series. She is branching out and beginning the Panther Pride Saga. A few other stories are in the works as well.
MaryLynn is a full time author and a full time student working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. Working with several different companies who did government contracts for the US Military, MaryLynn was able to travel the world, meeting new and interesting people.
To further her knowledge into the paranormal world, MaryLynn joined a group in Vegas. In doing so, another passion was brought back to life. Her fascination with the spirit world inspired her to team up with a colleague. Forming CAT Parapsychic, together and with other team members, they investigate all things paranormal.

MaryLynn has several blogs she keeps updated on a regular basis. Her book blog can be found at www.mlbast.com. Her Paranormal blog can be found at http://www.catparapsychic.com.


My Review

What I love about this story is that, besides the paranormal aspect, it follows a normal problem in our society. Paige is a wife and a mother who takes a trip to Japan for business. Two years prior, Paige's husband cheated on her with another woman. In the hopes to save her marriage, she forgave him for his indiscretion so they could go on with there lives. 

Little did she know that while in Japan, she meets a hot gorgeous guy named Casey. Is this starting to go down the road all of us women dream about?? I think it might! So as I read on, I find out that Casey is not only gorgeous, he is so super sweet. Casey begins to fall in love with her and show her the attention she isn't getting at home. She can't avoid his advances for long because of feelings she is feeling that she hasn't felt in such a long time. 

Then something weird begins to happen. Paige begins having nightmares about Casey and her friend Rosa being vampires. She lets the dreams roll off her back; but she is startled when her husband shows up in Japan. She soon realizes something strange is going on. What she finds out is astounding! She finds herself in the middle of a feud between two vampire clans. Paige has been chosen to be turned into a vampire! But she has a choice to make; she has to decide between Casey and her husband of which one of the two will turn her into a vampire. If she picks her husband to turn her then Casey will die. Who will she chose? Will she pick Casey and let him die? Will she chose her husband to try and save her marriage?

I really like the way Marylynn has written this book. Most romance novels I have read really focus on the "romance" portion of the book and not the lead up or the after of the plot. There is a maturity in the writing style that made this book very enjoyable. I couldn't put this book down once I began to read it. It flowed really well and was very imaginative. 4 out of 5 stars. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

~~♥Promo + Giveaway♥~~ THE EXCHANGE Part 1 by N.Isabelle Blanco

Title: The Exchange Part 1 (Project Sapphire #1)
Author: N. Isabelle Blanco
Genre: Erotica/ Sci-Fi
Expected Release Date: May 1st 2014

Project Sapphire: The World’s first AI. A top-secret project exposed to a select group of scientists. Lei Heaton, a man desperate to save his daughter, is at the top of the bionics empire. He not only hired the team to repair his daughter’s damaged body, he plans to reanimate her dead mind using the Sapphire AI.

A dangerous man—a killer that is no regular human…

Maxwell Landon—codename: Deimos—is the Adelphi Organization’s top agent. His M.O is simple: Never fail. He's used to annihilating anyone that gets in his way. But this time, he's being called to protect and deliver. Deimos is aware that this mission won't be like any other. Then he lays eyes on the resurrected Ms. Heaton, and instantly he knows:

That is not Magdalena Heaton.

And he will never be the same again.

Control, his most prized possession, is ripped from him with a single glance...

The violent attraction he feels for the girl complicates matters immediately. But what Deimos doesn't know is that things are about to get much worse. Sapphire isn't just a completely different person than the dead Ms. Heaton—she's the AI miracle of the century. An advancement that many would kill to own.

Including himself, no matter how hard he fights against it.

A girl determined to protect her creator. A man determined to protect her...

Despite the fact that she is not Magdalena, Sapphire is bent on taking her place as Mr. Heaton's daughter in order to keep her creator safe. Deimos knows that he has to honor her wish. But the thing inside him is demanding more. More than a touch. A lot more than a taste. It responds to everything about her...every stuttered breath that lets him know she wants him as much as he wants her.

How does he walk away when he knows that no matter how far he is from her, she’ll always be in danger and he'll always hunger for her?

N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life. 

An avid reader in her teens, her fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fan fiction, which became her on-again, off-again hobby for the next ten years. During that time she amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fan fiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world.

N. Isabelle Blanco spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn’t handling her “spawn”, as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator. 

Prize: 2 ebook copies of The Exchange Part 1 & 3 Signed Bookmarks