Paranormal, Reviews

“Angels’ Blood” Review

Hello Friends!

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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Blog Tour, Fantasy, Paranormal, Reviews

“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.

Daylights Deadly Kiss


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

Blog Tour, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: “The Breaking”

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a cover reveal of a book that is part of a series and is going to be publish in March.

The Breaking“, written by K. S. Marsden, is the third novel in the Northern Witch Series, and is going to be publish on 20th March.

The Breaking


Synopsis

breakingMark thought being a witch would be easy, but it has ruined everything.

Now, he has to fight for his friends and the guy that he loves.

Which would be challenging enough, without school being a living nightmare; more demons than he can handle; and witches that have strayed from the light.

Pre-order Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Kobo

 Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1)is currently available for Free: Amazon

Don’t forget to add the book to your Goodreads TBR, and check out the previous novels in this series if you haven’t already.


About the Author

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life – books and horses.

Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has several successful series under her belt.

Social Media Links – Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Blog


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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.

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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!


51KBubgdvaL.jpgSynopsis

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


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.

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Love,

Jess

Reviews

“A Murder of Crows” Review

Hello Friends!

I’m still trying to update my reviews, since there are some reviewing copies and ARCs that I got this year and last year that I have read, but unfortunately haven’t posted my review yet. So you may keep seeing posts this month, more than one post a day, hopefully, if I can make it.

Nevertheless, this is one of those reviews whose book I read in 2018.

A Murder of Crows“, written by A. Kirke, is a Victorian fantasy, murder-mystery, the first novel in the The Ravenscourt Tragedies Series, published by Dying Arts Press on November 1st 2018.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to A. Kirke and Dying Arts Press. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

42036409.jpgA dead father.

A missing Spirit.

An ancient manor with way too many locked doors.

But Abigail Crowe won’t let locked doors, corsets, or the straight-laced rules of Victorian society get in the way of finding the truth behind her father’s death. Of course, where illegal magic is involved, things are rarely as simple as they appear. Screams in the night, an insane gardener, and a murder blamed on her late father are only the beginning. Could her father actually be a murderer? What is Uncle Edward hiding in the attic? And perhaps most importantly—which family secrets are worth keeping locked up?

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Anastasia Kirke is a middle-grade and teen fantasy writer.

She lived a significant portion of her life in a distant mountain valley between cloud-wreathed peaks, where she graduated from a school that is not nearly as cool as Hogwarts (though at times it came close). Her current travels have brought her to an island where the hot is too hot and the cold is too cold and there’s nowhere inbetween.

A Literary Omnivore, she is a fan all things bookish and strange. Her favorite things include: cats, tea, classical music of the Romantic Era, and that feeling you get when a story gives you goosebumps.

Social Media Links: Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon


My Review

This is the first novel in a series, and I always expect to be some information that is yet to be revealed, and I wasn’t surprised to have that interest to read the next one as soon as I finished up this book.

I read the story back in 2018, and even a year later I could remember the plot, the characters and the feel to this novel, even without checking out my review notes. That happens because it was different and it had a spooky feeling that reminded me of something that I can’t put my finger on, but that made me curious to turn each page and read more.

I liked the characters and their interactions, and I’m quite curious to know what will happen next in the series and where will the author take this world and it’s people, because the ambiance of the story and the descriptions made me question some things while I was reading and I want more.

Another thing I enjoyed was the fantasy/paranormal element in the novel. I feel that it added that spookiness to the story and I love a good book that is dark, has secrets and that has it’s characters looking for the truth and the answers to all their questions. And this book had that, even though I had some theories, I felt determined to uncover the mysteries.

I loved the title of the book, it was quite cleaver, and although the cover isn’t my favorite cover, I appreciate the elements that it has and the darkness. Overall, I enjoyed the storyline and Abigail and all the other characters with whom she interact and has a relationship.


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Jess

Blog Tour, Fantasy, New Releases, Reviews

“Weave of Love” Review

Hello Friends!

I bring you yet another review, this one is of a book that is part of a series I have been reading and I’m happy to be able to share my thoughts with you.

Weave of Love“, written by Rachel J. Bonner, is the third book in the Choices and Consequences series, a paranormal romance, coming of age, post-apocalyptic novel, published on 24th October 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel J. Bonner 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.

Weave of Love


Synopsis

Weave of Love correct frontWhat if the choice you have to make has devastating consequences for others?

How can anyone know the right thing to do?

Leonie chose to sacrifice everything to save other people. Now those around her have to face the consequences – and those consequences are not what they expected.

Prospero must deal with his own guilt. He was the one who gave Leonie the tools she needed – her life was in his hands. To make the most of what she did, he will have to face up to all the family issues he has avoided for so long. Whatever he chooses to do, someone he loves will be hurt. For Leonie’s sake, is he now strong enough to make the choice he couldn’t make before?

The crisis predicted by Lord Gabriel has come and gone. But his task isn’t over. Leonie’s very existence may be out in the open but Gabriel discovers that the past is never what it seems – and nor is the present. How can he use what he now knows to bring together those who have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember? If he fails in this, everything he’s had to do so far will be in vain.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Kobo


Author Bio

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Target shooting only, honest.  Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

If you have been reading my reviews, you know I have read the previous books in this series, so I was very excited to be able to read this one as well.

“Weave of Love” continues were “Thread of Hope” left off. The world keeps on building and I loved it, as well as the characters development, that seems to never disappoint and keeps things as interesting as before.

I honestly don’t even know what to say without giving spoilers. Like I said before, this novel is part of a series, and I wouldn’t recommend you to read it unless you have read the series in order, because that way you will understand the characters actions because you know and understand their past, as well as their ideologies, needs, goals and fears.

The amazing things about this book is that the author didn’t run away from the flow of the other books. As soon as I started reading I felt like I had never left this world and this story, despite the months between the time I have read the books, I was still fully into it and curious.

Overall, I keep loving the main characters more with each book, and of course it’s always intriguing to find out new information and see what else is going to happen in a story that has us this focus. It was a job well done by Rachel J. Bonner, because she grabbed my attention each time.


Giveaway

Open International

For a chance to Win signed copies of Strand of Faith, Thread of Hope and Weave of Love, plus a selection of bookmarks, plus three MixPix acrylic photo tiles Click Here.

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*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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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.


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.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

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

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.


Giveaway

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Love,

Jess

New Releases, Reviews

“Shadow Moon” Review

Hello Friends!

Today is a holiday in Portugal, Dia de Portugal, so I’m enjoying my time home and I’m doing some posts and reviews. So I hope you have fun reading my blog today. As you have probably realized by now, I have done some reviews already and I have worked on others that I won’t post yet.

But… I will share this one with you today. It’s a review of a ARC I received, and I have read previous books of this author and I need to review the ones I have read, but let’s just focus on this one.

Shadow Moon“, written by Jenny Foster, is a Paranormal Romance, published on June 10th 2019, and it’s the second on in the Moon Series, although it can be read as a standalone.

So… Congratulation on this book release, Jenny!

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Jenny Foster. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

46236649Outcast. Killer. Bastard.
I’ve been given many names, and none is a lie.
However, my true nature is a different one.

They call me when they have no other choice.
But my help comes at a price.
The trail of missing children leads to New York City.
A dangerous man hides within the heart of this filth pit.
He’s the one responsible.
I’ll be his judge.
I’ll be his executioner.
He only has one weakness: his daughter, Hope.
She’s everything I despise—rich and spoiled.
But in her heart, I discover something that gets under my skin.
Empathy.
Maybe even love.
The predator within me must and will have her—at any cost.
Deep inside, I feel I have to be careful.
Or the one who pays the price this time—will be me.

In Jenny Foster’s paranormal romance, a suspenseful story about an unexpectedly passionate love awaits you. Tension-filled, sensual and gripping—that’s “Shadow Moon.”

Full-lenght Novel. No cliffhanger. Contains mature themes.

Purchase Links – Amazon


About Author

Sometimes I still shake my head at myself! Me and sci-fi?
“Never,” I would have said, just a few years ago! I am much too caught up in the here and now for that. When I think about how big the universe is, and how small we all seem in comparison, I feel nothing but awe. In my writing, my passion goes to the creatures who live at the edge of our world. Aliens, werewolves, panther shifters, vampires – all of them fascinate me. That’s why I try, with the help of my keyboard, to breathe a life into them.

Social Media Links: Website | Amazon | Facebook


My Review

This is not my first book by Jenny Foster, but the other ones I have read were sci-fi, and this one was a paranormal romance. And for those that don’t know me, I love Paranormal Romances, and if Jenny Foster had already convince me with her sci-fi romance novels… This one was just as amazing!

This storyline follows Hope and Ash. Although it was the second book, it can be a read as a standalone and I really do want to read book one so I can learn even more about the pack and this world and the characters, because it was such a wonderful book that I need to know more.

I find myself wondering about a lot of characters, because this book was just the tip of the iceberg for me. It’s just the beginning and certainly not enough. Hope and Ash were so cute and I just know some other characters deserve just as much love and happiness. It was so much fun to read about their story and see them change and connect and see all the emotions they were having.

I loved all the growth, the interactions between the characters, the love and romance, the friendship, the action and suspense, the little mysteries and the overall feeling I got that I was starting a new book and entering a new world. And honestly who don’t love a Paranormal Romance series.

Fast pace and amazing scenes that made me excited each page. And I couldn’t stop reading the book and ended up reading it during my bus drive back home. I can only hope that Jenny Foster will write another book in this world.


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Jess

Blog Tour, Fantasy, New Releases, Paranormal, Reviews

“Thread of Hope” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well. I have a new review for you guys, that is part of a series. And I have read and reviewed the first book so I was very curious to this book.

Thread of Hope“, written by Rachel J. Bonner, is the second book in the Choices and Consequences series, a paranormal romance, coming of age, post-apocalyptic novel, published on 2nd May 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel J. Bonner 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.

Thread of Hope


Synopsis

The enthralling sequel to the compelling Strand of Faith.

Thread Front CoverWhat if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?

Is honesty always the best policy?

Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may…

Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only…

Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?

Purchase Links: Amazon | Google Play | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Scribd | Mondadori | Indigo

During the book tour Strand of Faith will be at 99p, Thread of Hope is priced at £2.99.

Purchase Link for “Strand of Faith” – Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Scribd | Indigo | Angus & Robertson | Mondadori Store | iTunes | Playster


Author Bio

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Target shooting only, honest.  Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

“Thread of Hope” is the second book in the series and it continues the storyline in book one, so before you read this review, know that I recommend you to read the previous book. That way you will understand the story and the characters actions and background fully.

In this second novel, we keep following Perry Prospero and Leonie’s life as they take another step up on their relationship. And of course, with that step come the unfolding of new information and brings, like the title of the series says, “Choices and Consequences”.

Honestly, I love how the characters are developing and how the relationships, interactions and all the secrets are connecting and proving to be even more important to the all underlining of the story and plot. It’s been quite an exciting, interesting, thought-provoking, emotional journey that will continue in book three.

The concept of this series and the world that the author created is quite amazing and unique in various way, at least for me. I quite enjoyed it and loved how the writing style and descriptions grabbed me and got me to travel this world with the characters and feel like I’m part of their group, learning with them and dealing with all the consequences of our actions, because seriously, that’s what life is about.

Overall, I loved it and can’t wait to keep reading more because I have no idea what will happen next and where Rachel J. Bonner is going to take the characters.


Giveaway

For a chance to win Signed copies of both Strand of Faith and Thread of Hope, plus bookmarks and business cards that match each book, and one of the Holding Crosses that the monks and nuns have, click here.

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Thread of Hope Giveaway Prize

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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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.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And 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