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“The Lazarus Child” Review

Hello Friends!

I was supposed to post this review on the 28th, and I apology for my delay (it’s the early morning 29th).

The Lazarus Child, written by Jay Raven, this is the third book in the Blood Riders series, a paranormal novel, a dark fantasy vampire book with a gothic horror feel, published on January 28th 2021.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jay Raven for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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To save his missing daughter a distraught slayer must venture deep into the heart of darkness

Legendary vampire hunter Anton Yoska is on the edge, tormented by the rumour that the precious child he once thought dead is still alive and lost in a world of monsters.

One creature alone knows for sure what happened to Gretchen, but Terek Modjeski won’t divulge his secret – revelling in the twisted power over his long-time foe.

Despairing and drinking heavily, Anton stumbles from near disaster to near disaster as he puts his team in jeopardy, testing their friendship and loyalty to snapping point.

Only one diabolical solution is possible – to confront Terek in his maximum security cell and force the bloodsucker to end his game of cat and mouse. But making the cunning infernal talk will mean employing brutal methods that go against every code Anton has ever lived by, forcing him to become as much of a demon as the leeches he hunts.

Face to face with the evil, taunting vampire, the desperate slayer takes a decision that will change his destiny forever – sending him hurtling into danger to confront a terrifying truth about his lost child that risks not only his sanity but the future of mankind.

Purchase Links: Amazon USAmazon UK

Author Content Warning: strong adult themes  – violence and some “mostly off-screen” sexual violence


Author Bio

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Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men. He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.

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My Review

I love vampire stories. It’s a particular subgenre and mythology that I’m fascinated about.

Jay Raven keep surprising me with the route this series is taking. Book after book I loved it even more. He took me on a journey through the darkness and left me want more.

I love the dynamic of the vampires in the book. I love the characters, I love the fact that we are following a vampire hunter, which really is unique in all Vampire Stories world. It’s another side of the same coin and get so pumped thinking about the whole concept of the series.

Anton is a character that keeps developing and reading about his struggles and his interactions with society, and specially the vampires, is such an emotional rollercoaster. He has depth in his personality. I felt connected with him and I could understand him and his reasoning, thanks to the author’s craftsmanship.

Loved the flow of the story and the different points of view. And it was a page turner. Couldn’t put it down and read most of it at night. Which was quite interesting for my dreams afterwards.

Overall, and since I don’t want to spoil anything, let me just say that when I read Jay Raven’s vampire – vampire hunter story I get this new boost of energy and love of the subgenre.


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“The Deal” Audiobook Review

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If you enjoy Audiobooks, get ready because this is review is about one.

The Deal“, written by S C Cunningham, is the first book in the The Fallen Angel Series, a Fantasy – Paranormal Romance. This audiobook was published on 23rd September 2020, narrated by Susan Knight. It was a duration of 11 hours 32 minutes.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and S C Cunningham for the Audible Codes of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have hot, funny, feisty, rule-breaking angels protecting and fighting your corner? Keeping an eye on those who slip through law enforcement’s fingers? 

Well here you go…the Fallen. You’re welcome!

At the age of four, Amy Fox was taken…. She survived….

A week later, another little girl was taken…. She didn’t.

Angry, Amy made a deal with the heavens.

Decades later her lifeless body was found beneath a London commuter train and she became an angel. But for how long? Lusting after her partner, competing with hell warlords, avenging personal scores, and dishing out tough karma on evil exes, crime gangs, traffickers, drug dealers, rapists, abusers, trophy hunters, trolls, and serial killers, all without her units authorization, will have her thrown below ground. Running with a world network of fallen angels, Amy has never worked so hard in her entire earthly life. She has to wonder if making a deal was a mistake.

Purchase Link: Audible | Amazon Audiobook

Content warnings: Graphic description of sexual acts, violence, murder and psychological trauma.


About The Author

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CUNNINGHAM writes suspense thrillers and paranormal rom crime with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating passion. Having worked in the industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and worked in music, film, sports and crime (CID, Wanted/Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Crime Investigations).  She is owned by daughter (artist Scarlett Raven), three dogs and two cats.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Amazon author page | Youtube


About the Narrator

Feisty Canadian Susan Knight has a confident, warm, strong, captivating voice. With 25yrs experience as a radio presenter, she is the voice of audiobooks, commercials, e-learning and training videos. She road cycles, power lifts, wake surfs and is a motivational speaker for children, adults.

After the success of ‘The Deal’, Susan is also recording book II of The Fallen Angel Series, ‘Karma’.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

I have been exploring audiobooks bit more during this crazy time in our lives and in the world. Not because I’m out, but because at the end of the day, when I’m stressed and just want a book, my eyes don’t always cooperate, since they are tired. And with the audiobooks I can just relax and enjoy the story.

That’s what I did with this one. I love a good fantasy/paranormal romance. It’s what I write and what I love to read before going to bed. It gets my dreams to an exciting place. Listening to it is a all different experience. And who doesn’t like angel’s stories?

I had previous read S C Cunningham works and enjoyed it. But this was my introduction to the series, as I have not read these books. ‘The Deal’ is book one in the Fallen Angel Series and I really did enjoy it as well. I have to say though, I have to get the book so I can read it and see if I missed something (I don’t trust my mind 100% anyway). Rereading and reentering a story is something I love to do anyway.

By the narrator’s pleasant voice, we enter the world that the author has crafted. It’s not pretty, then again, life rarely is. It’s a strong book and dark too in some ways. It touches various topics that my be triggering for some people, so keep that in mind.

I enjoyed the plot and and I had a couple of moments that surprised me because of some scenes that created a visual. Not a bad thing for me at all, it was actually something that I thought refreshing and different from what I was reading previously.

It was quite intense and emotional, which helped with establishing some connection with characters. I always look forward to that connection.

Overall, I enjoyed it and I’m curious to see where the next book will go.


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“The Calling of the Trinity” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all having a lovely Monday and start of the week. Today I bring you a review, to start my own week in a good note.

The Calling of the Trinity“, written by Brittany Elise, a YA Supernatural Fiction novel, the second book in the series, published in 6th August 2020.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Brittany Elise for the eCopy of this book. Thank you for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

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The fate of the supernatural world lies in the hands of the Trinity. Now that their powers have awakened, they’re one step closer to putting an end to the Darkness surrounding them. Or so they thought…

The death of Wren’s father brings an unsolicited visit from the Alpha Master of the Thornwood werewolf pack, and with it some troublesome news. Wren is faced with a decision that could mean the end of his life if he doesn’t choose wisely.

A mysterious book hidden in a secret room just might have the answers the Trinity is searching for. Perhaps with a little help from the past, a winged guardian, and new friends–the Trinity can persevere and rise against the Darkness.

Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


About the Author

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Brittany graduated from college with a degree in photography, and later became on obedience instructor. During the day, Brittany manages an FBO at a local hometown airport in Ohio and services aircraft. Writing has always been her greatest passion. She enjoys the outdoors and exploring new places in an endless quest to keep that artistic inspiration burning. 

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

This book is the second one in the series, and I have read and reviewed the previous book so I was very curious to read this one and see where the characters and the story continued.

As soon as I started to read the novel, I was taken back to this world. It takes the reader in a new journey with the aftermath of the previous book. I won’t say much because it’s a continuation of the first book and I don’t want to accidentally reveal spoilers.

I loved to see where the characters are now and how they developed with the events in this story. How the relationships are now. We get to learn more about certain characters, because it’s a series and the characters develop, they still have secrets that are being revealed. And I love that the author gave us more information about the characters.

Paranormal is one of my favorite genres and this series grabbed my attention since the beginning. The way this second novel flowed, the plot, the pace, the amount of action… it made it an exciting read.

I may even reread the books in the future to see if I missed any extra detail. This is the kind of series that deserve a reread. Overall, this book was another rollercoaster of emotion, and I loved ever moment reading it.


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“The Blood Society” Review

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Today I bring my full review of a book that was written by a friend. It was the last book I read in July, and although I wrote a quick review early this month, I thought I should expand more my review.

The Blood Society“, written by B. B. Palomo, is the first novel in a brand new paranormal series called A Department of Vampire Extermination, published on August 20th 2020 by Ember Sky Publishing, LLC.

I want to thank B. B. Palomo for the ARC of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

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When the world bites, you bite back.

Sammy Cordova’s life is complicated. Between grieving the loss of her longtime partner and the grueling task of hunting vampires, she can barely keep her head on straight. The last thing she needs is more chaos in her life, but as the daughter of the esteemed founders of the Department of Vampire Extermination, chaos comes with the territory.

When a company scientist suddenly dies in a freak accident on the same day she discovers a potential cure for a virus that is aggressively creating a world of vampiric beings, Sammy is eager for answers.

Forced to team up with Gray, a new hunter who better serves as an irritant than a partner, she has no choice but to temporarily swallow her grief, train Gray, and make sense of the world around her.

Will her desperate hunt for the truth put them back on track for a much-needed cure, or will it tear her already fragile psyche apart? Find out in this adrenaline-rushing paranormal romance adventure!

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

B.B. Palomo

B.B. Palomo is an American author from the state of Arizona. A writer at heart with a wild imagination, she has always had an affinity for the supernatural. Her debut novel began as a short story written in the fourth grade. While it was nowhere close to the writing prompt assigned, her teacher gave her credit anyway, noting the creativity B.B. demonstrated. This encouragement sparked her dream of becoming an author.

Even though B.B. was born in Arizona, she is not the desert heat’s biggest fan. Give her the subtle crunch of freshly fallen snow under her boots any day. In school, B.B. often used the old trick of hiding a book within her textbook while pretending to follow along with the rest of the class, though she still placed significant value on her studies. After graduating high school, she moved on to study business management in college.

B.B. now works as a licensed financial principal by day and works on her novels and blog by night. She is a wife and a mother—to an amazing daughter and a few fur babies—but when she does manage to find the time to unwind, B.B. enjoys a tall cup of coffee to go with a great book, all while daydreaming about the next story she wants to bring to life.

Social Media Links: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads


My Review

As many of you know, I love vampire stories. It’s a kind of story/myth that I find fascinating. I love to see what the author take is of the entire “vampire community”; what is the origin story, how the society works.

“The Blood Society” is the first book in the series, and of course we get the introductions of the world, some important characters, including the main character, and we get to understand little by little what it going on. That been said, this is a fantastic opening to a brand-new vampire world.

We follow Samantha, aka Sammy, and it’s through her point of view that the story unfolds. Sammy was amazing!  She’s the kind of character that we can connect with. Sammy isn’t only dealing with the vampires and working for a company trying to protect the world from the “monsters”, she’s also dealing with loss. And that made her very believable. Plus, I love that she got to grow and develop. I honestly can’t wait to see what else is going to happen in book two, especially because of the revelations in the end of this novel.

The beginning of the book had this dream like feeling. It happened in the past and it’s our introduction to the vampires and the hunters, as well as the tragedy that is going to mean a lot in the rest of the book. From there, we jump to the present, following Sammy through her daily life as a hunter, experiencing every emotion, every moment she goes through.

But this book wasn’t just about Sammy, of course. There is a group of characters that we get to meet, some that I immediately liked and found fascinating, and others that set off some alarms in my mind.

The relationships between them, and the relationships that Sammy has with them, give us an understanding of the personalities and open our minds to the context of the story and plot. I love seeing the interactions of how real they felt.

Even the romance… I loved how Sammy doesn’t need him (not going to say who) to keep living, but he does help out a lot. It’s through their interactions that we learn more about Sammy and get to see her growth and the real struggle she’s dealing with. So, I loved it because it gave me some contrast, and sweet moments as well.

One of the brilliant things about this story is how much it made me think. My brain filled with many theories and I was happy and excited when I realized I was on the right track. Still, the revelations were mind blowing, some I was surprised to learn.

Overall, I absolutely love this book and I highly recommend it. With action, romance, mystery, surprises and the vampire/hunter dynamic that, combined with the interesting origin story, gave us an unique book and series.


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Promo Post: “The love of a Demon – The promise of forever”

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a promo post. This book is going to be release today, and I wanted to help out the author and bring awareness to her book. Hope you are interested in it.

The love of a Demon – The promise of forever“, written by Freya Ballada, is a Paranormal Romance novel, published on 24th August.


Synopsis

In the perennial struggle between angels and demons, where nothing lasts for eternity, Azzurra arrives, from Heaven, on Earth to learn how to be an angel and protect humanity from demons. Demons who, in all ways, try to tempt men and lead them to dark sin.

On a full moon night, Azzurra meets a beautiful boy with magnetic purple eyes. The two will be overwhelmed by a strong attraction.

It will not be easy for them to follow their emotions, given their diversity and strong characters.

They will often find themselves in dangerous situations where they can only count on each other.

Earth, Hell and Heaven will become places without borders that will see these two young people violate every rule in order to get what they want more than anything else.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Kobo


About the Author

Freya Ballada was born in 1998 in Cagliari with her family. She is dyslexic but, even with this problem of hers, she has never given up on her dream of becoming a writer.

She loves animals, in fact she has two beautiful cats and a little dog.

Since childhood, her hobby has been writing. With time what before was just her little hobby became a real passion.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

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“Angels’ Blood” Review

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Today I bring you a review of a book I have read plenty of times before, and because of my friend Sam (literarycritique) finally jumping into this world, I have decided to reread it and review it.

Angels’ Blood“, written by Nalini Singh, is the first novel in the Guild Hunter Series, a Paranormal Romance published on March 2009.


Synopsis

7307504USA Today bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires… 

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she’s the best—but she doesn’t know if she’s good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear—failure is not an option…even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other…and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break…

Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House | Kobo | Bertrand


About the Author

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

20191128_155216This novel was my introduction to Nalini Singh’s works, and it came at a time I truly needed a good story that not only made me dream but also regain my strength back. I fell in love so much with this story that I have reread it plenty of times.

As we follow Elena in this exciting and dangerous hunt, along side with Raphael, we get to learn more about Angels (and Archangels), vampires and the Guild. A brilliant start of a series that grabbed our attentions and make us wish for more.

With so many amazing characters we know this could only be the beginning for some of them, because it is true that the ending made us wonder, but the amount of unanswered questions about the vampires and angels that Elena meets, the fantastic and loyal Seven… That was something that always got me excited.

Elena has the most badass job possible. It wasn’t a choice, it was meant to be, since her natural abilities gave her no other option but to be a hunter. That fact creates a tense dynamic with her father as well.

P1070835All the characters were well constructed and felt real, as if they could truly exist in our reality. The interactions developed the story, giving us an understanding about the characters and the world building and society’s rules. The story was focus on the people that are living those even, as much as the danger and problems that are happening.

Overall, this is an amazing start of a series, ending with such an amazing opening that make us curious about the next book and how the characters are going to deal with all the aftermath of the events that lead to that point.

If you don’t know Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, I definitely recommend it. It’s a whole new take on the vampire origin story and… it has Angels!


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Jess

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“Daylight’s Deadly Kiss” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well this past few days. It’s been raining here in my hometown, so Nala (cat) and I have been saying in bed and not even venturing going to other rooms in the house. Plus I have been writing a lot.

Today, though, I had to go get some gorceries and now that I’m back, I wanted to share a review with you all.

Daylight’s Deadly Kiss, written by Jay Raven, this is the second book in the Blood Riders series, a paranormal novel, a dark fantasy vampire book with a gothic horror feel, published on 3rd April 2020.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jay Raven for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

50544617. sy475 In 19th century Europe the most deadly vampire-killing weapon ever devised is up for grabs – and both the Undead and the living will stop at nothing to possess it…   

It’s a legend, a fairy story parents tell frightened children to make them sleep. Basium Lucis – Daylight’s Kiss – the fabled compound that recreates sunlight in a bottle, and incinerates bloodsucking monsters on contact.

Vampire hunter Anton Yoska doesn’t believe in its existence or the whispered rumours of its creation by Leonardo Da Vinci 250 years before.

But when a mysterious Hungarian arts dealer claims to have uncovered the long-lost formula, Anton’s cynicism is shaken to the core as he is tasked to procure the pyrotechnic marvel for the Vatican’s centuries-old battle with the vampire sect known as the Brethren.

In a desperate race to beat nosferatu forces intent on destroying the wonder weapon, and cold-blooded gangsters who desire the Alchemist’s most prized invention for their own aggrandisement and riches, Anton is caught in a maelstrom of double dealing and lies..

Traps loom at every turn, and nothing is what it appears, but acquiring the Basium Lucis is the least of the his problems  – for the ferocious Modjeski vampire family want retribution for his slaughter of their clan chief a year before. And old flame and rival slayer, Nadia, has her own devious plans to thwart Anton’s quest.

As time runs out and predators circle, the beleaguered hunter realises he’s been tricked into a suicide mission. But Anton Yoska won’t go down without a fight – and he doesn’t care who he takes to Hell with him.

Purchase Links: Amazon USAmazon UK


Author Bio

Jay Raven PhotoJay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men. He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.

If you would like to be informed of new releases, enjoy free short stories and access exclusive giveways and competitions, please subscribe to Jay’s monthly newsletter on his website at http://www.jayraven.com

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My Review

First of all, I would like to say that I have read the first book and loved it, so when I saw the opportunity to read and review this book, I was very excited. I love vampire stories, I’m currently working on one, if that’s any clue of my love for this topic.

P1070737It always amazes me the amount of versions that exist around the story of vampires, from the POV of the vampires itself, or the one that hunt them, it all brings diversity and a new take on the legend.

With book one, Crimson Siege, I loved how Jay Raven took the them and made it his own, and with this novel, he continues to go deeper into the world he created, taking us with him. And we, once again, follow Anton Yoska, a vampire hunter.

I will try to now say much since I don’t want to give any spoilers, plus I recommend you all to read book one and them book two, so you can fully understand the main character and his background story.

I loved the new element added to this world, with the Daylight’s Kiss, and Leonard Da Vinci’s formula. That just made the story richer in my opinion. And since Anton is the one procuring it, it got me so curious about that would happen next. Because, let’s be honest, it’s a century old battle between vampires and the Vatican, both parts want to have it. One to destroy it, the other to use it. Anything can happen and I loved that.

Overall, I loved that this book was as awesome as the first one. It had it’s fair amount of excitement, action, horror, vampires, and a war that come with lies and uncertainty. Like I said previously, I do recommend you to read the previous novel, that why you can understand the character’s background and why certain things happen.


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Love,

Jess

Paranormal

Promo Post: “Haunted”, by Eve S. Evans

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a prom post. I met this author on Instagram and when I found out that her new book was releasing this month, I knew I had to tell you guys about it. And here I am!

Haunted“, written by Eve S. Evans, is a horror/paranormal novel, published 12th December 2019.

Happy Book Publishing Day!


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Binge-worthy and absolutely fascinating accounts of paranormal activity.

Haunted follows multiple people in the lowest points in their lives. Houses that refuse to let a person live in peace. Terror-filled nightmares that become a plaguing headache.

Recounts of deaths bundled with mere coincidental visions. And A 911 operator who receives the most notable call of her career.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Eve S. Evans is the author os several ghost and paranormal novels, including Darkness Wins, Seeded From Evil and Ghost Stories.

Social Media Links: Instagram | Goodreads | Website


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Paranormal · Reviews

“Memórias de um Vampiro” Review

Hello Friends!

Leaving this message to my English only speakers friends and followers, as a warning since this is going to be a post in Portuguese.

To my Portuguese friends and followers… Enjoy!


Olá meus queridos amigos!

“Memórias de um Vampiro”, escrito por Rafael Loureiro, é o primeiro livro da Triologia Nocturnus, publicado a setembro de 2009 pela Editorial Presença.

Era para ter publicado esta review ontem, mas acabei por não conseguir vir ao computador para terminar de escrever o post. Mas aqui está a review.

Já tinha lido este livro à algum tempo, mas ainda não tinha escrito a minha review, e este verão decidi reler e finalmente publicar as minhas opiniões. Se vocês já leram o livro, digam-me nos comentários o que pensaram. Se ainda não leram, espero que dêem uma chance e entrem neste mundo.


Sinopse

Memórias de Um Vampiro é o primeiro volume de uma trilogia onde romance e aventura se combinam para nos abrirem as portas a um universo repleto de emoções intensas, valores supremos e conflitos arrebatados. Daimon DelMoona, nascido no século XVII, viu o seu mundo desmoronar-se quando a mulher que ia desposar morre. Do seu sofrimento é resgatado por uma vampira, que lhe concede o Novo Nascimento. E assim começa uma odisseia que atravessa os séculos para culminar numa batalha contra o tirano Alexander, um vampiro sedento de poder. Para travá-la, novas alianças terão de ser forjadas, e um amor com ressonâncias do passado terá de ultrapassar duros obstáculos. Mas conseguirá Daimon vencer esta cruzada e concretizar o seu amor sem fim?


Sobre o Autor

Rafael Loureiro, Professor de Educação Física, praticante e Mestre de Artes Marciais, nunca perdeu o gosto pela escrita que cultivou desde cedo.

Apaixonado pelo gótico e pelo Mito do Vampiro, fez uma incursão espiritual a este mundo oculto onde conheceu de perto a sua Alma e os seus Demónios. Decidiu então começar a descrevê-los nos seus poemas, assinando-os já como DelMoona, o seu alter-ego. Foi nessa altura também em que ergueu as suas vestes negras para jamais as deixar de usar.

Não satisfeito, decide escrever contos, aventuras, desse personagem que descobriu dentro de si. Um dia, é-lhe sugerido compilá-los num livro, e assim nasceu Memórias de um Vampiro, publicado em Edição de Autor em 2007 e posteriormente pela Editorial Presença em 2009. Naturalmente seguiu-se a sequela com Ascensão de Arcana, publicado primeiramente também em Edição de Autor, e por fim A Redenção.

Toda a sua narrativa constitui um paralelo muito próximo da sua própria vida e da sua realidade, de acontecimentos que se passaram consigo e se traduzem, claro, na realidade de Daimon DelMoona.

Em 2016 termina um novo livro, Cinzas de um Novo Mundo, um romance num universo tech noir, uma ramificação independente do universo da Trilogia Nocturnus.

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Minha Review

“Acredito que nós durante a nossa vida nos cruzamos com situações pelas quais o destino nos obriga a passar, mas o caminho entre elas, somos nós que o fazemos com as nossas decisões.” (p. 28)

Li e reli o livro. Continuo a adorar diversos aspetos deste livro, e em breve falarei deles. Primeiro quero referir que conheci o Rafael Loureiro, o autor deste livro, em 2016, li os livros na altura, e tinha prometido dizer o que achava enviando-lhe uma mensagem, infelizmente o tempo pareceu fugir das minhas mãos e nunca mais fiz o prometido. Bem, agora que voltei a ler, decidi que tinha de ser, tinha de (para além de enviar mensagem) escrever uma review. E aqui está ele.

Quanto aos aspetos que gostei neste primeiro livro. Comecemos pelo principio.

Primeiro, adorei que houvesse um Léxico, porque isso ajuda imenso quando entramos num novo mundo e existem vários elementos no mundo e na sociedade que precisamos de saber, e poupa trabalho a tira notas.

Segundo, o prólogo e a história da origem dos vampiros. A ligação ao anjo Tiriel e a Deus e cria ligações desde o início, deixando-nos a questionar diversos assuntos.

Terceiro, as personagens… Este livro encontra-se na primeira pessoa. Seguimos um homem cujo o nome “desconhecemos” (sabes devido à sinopse, mas apenas sabemos verdadeiramente que é ele até ao capítulo IV), e é pelos seus olhos que somos introduzidos a um grupo de personagens peculiares e interessantes, tão diferentes uns dos outros.

Por causa dessas personagens, boas e más, somos transportados numa máquina do tempo, visitando outros tempos e outros locais. Somos levados a querer saber mais sobre as personagens sobre a sociedade Nocturnus.

Depois existe a ação. Tem muita ação. Combates que nos fazem sentir que estou presentes de uma maneira rápida e entusiasmante, tal como se estivéssemos a jogar um jogo de consola que nos coloca no fundo da cadeira e quase a saltar.

“Nessa noite mudei. Obviamente já havia mudado antes, mas esta transformação foi diferente, foi interior, foi na Fé. Afinal o Deus distante realmente existia, podia ser bom ou mau, mas estava lá em cima, naquele céu noturno olhando para baixo e, quem sabe,  olhando para mim e talvez já arrependido de ter levado para si a outra parte da minha vida, a minha da dama de cabelos ruivos.” (p. 40)

E não me posso esquecer, claro, da temática religiosa e toda a ideia de destino e reencarnação. Da primeira vez tive imensas questões sobre as relações de diversas personagens tendo em conta esse mistério, e confesso que depois de reler continua a provocar a minha mente a questionar sobre a vida, sobre a nossa existência e alma. Por isso, esse aspeto é um dos que mais adorei e considero importante para mim, como razão para recomendar o livro.

Por fim, quero apenas dizer que quando virem o livro, ele é pequenino, mas isso não interessa. Podia ter algumas coisas extra que gostava de saber melhor ou de ver melhor, talvez, mas estava tão embalada que nada disso me importou. Isto porque o autor foi capaz de me cativar para a sua história, e para mim é isso que importa verdadeiramente.

Através da escrita de Rafael Loureiro, deduzi, emocionei-me e questionei. Vivi em localizações quem nem sempre estavam identificadas em concreto. Vivi em tempos passados. Senti tristeza pelas personagens, tal como alegria e revolta, medo e entusiasmo.

E no final, tive de ir fazer o teste e descobrir a verdade sobre mim.


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Blog Tour · Paranormal · Reviews

“Lure of Obsession” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope everything is going well. I must say that I’m still a bit crazy and confused with beginning the vacation. I’m so confused that I completely forgot to add a review post to my calendar and I then forgot that I had to post this review yesterday.

I am terribly sorry for that because I hate when I’m not able to post when I’m supposed to and when I promise. It’s not me.

Nevertheless, I read this book while working this July, and absolutely loved it. So I’m very excited to finally get this post for you.

Lure Of Obsession“, written by Lisa Kessler, is the first paranormal romance novel in The Muse Chronicles, published on 1st August 2016.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lisa Kessler for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

lure-of-obsession-coverFated Mates meets Clash of the Titans!

Melanie Jacoby is the human vessel for the Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn’t prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.

Mel is the next target, but Nate’s determination to protect her is almost as strong as his desire for her. 

And tragedy isn’t part of his plan.

The Prophecy – “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

Purchase Links: Amazon USAmazon UK | Kobo  | iBooks | Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal. 

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. 

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

Social Media: Website | Twitter | Instagram Goodreads Facebook Pinterest


My Review

As you all by know by now, I love paranormal romances and although this one is the first book by Lisa Kessler that I read, I really need to read more of her books in the future because I loved this one.

This is the first book in a series that can be read as a standalone. It was an amazing start of a series and after reading it, I’m very curious to know more about this series and what next will happen in this world.

This novel follows Melanie and Nate in this romance that takes us right alongside the characters through a mystery and paranormal connection. It was a journey that was different, with a concept and world building that made me very curious. And although I don’t want to give any spoilers about the plot, I can talk about the characters.

Mel and Nate were amazing characters. I can’t help my love for detectives no matter the kind of genre the novel is, and Nate was dreamy and just an amazing character. Then there is Mel, that made me laugh because my goddaughter’s name is Melanie, despite that, Mel has this personality that I could get and her past and actions were interesting and I connected with her in some ways. I loved all the moments of interaction between them, because the romance wasn’t unbelievable, and the characters had dreams, plans, flaws, demons, qualities and determination and when they were together that is visible too.

Overall, I loved it. It had action, mystery, romance, paranormal qualities, Greek mythology, a plot that was difference from what I read in the past, with characters that were developed and kept growing and felt true and real. The fact that this is the first in a series means that there is much more to uncover yet, and that makes me even happier.

Lisa Kessler brought a breath of fresh air to the paranormal romance genre, or at least to my month because I needed something exciting in the genre that I love so much. So my July was perfect, not only because of all the books I have read, but especially because of this book that made my lunch breaks fantastically entertaining.

Like I said before I will be reading more of Lisa Kessler, especially because I had her books on my TBR already and after reading this book I’m even more excited and in love with the all idea and  with her books. So I highly recommend then.


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Love,

Jess