Archive | August 2012

Review of Project ELE by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels

Well I definitely did not get much sleep last night. Wondering why? It’s because I could not stop reading Project ELE! This book was absolutely amazing and definitely a must read for anyone that likes a good book.

Co-authors Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles wasted no time at all getting my hooked. Within 20 minutes of reading, I was already reaching for the tissues.

Project ELE is an apocolyptic book that introduces us to 15 year-old Willow Mosby. There has been an outbreak of a virus that is killing off the human race and the only way to eliminate it is by heating up the earth to unbearable conditions. They have set up shelters for the healthy to stay during this process, so this will be Willow’s new home. She leads a rather boring existence at first, but soon she is able to make friends and even find love.

The new rules she has to abide by are pretty strict, but once she settles into a routine of work and school she is able to make some time for fun and adventures.

After being in the shelter for awhile, strange things begin to happen. Is this only happening to her? Why isn’t it happening to everyone? And just what exactly is up with her eye? How is she going to handle it if outsiders start to notice? Willow has a lot ahead of her, will she be able to survive it?

I would say out of 5 stars, I would give Project ELE atleast 10. I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I was basically on an emotional roller coaster for the duration of the book. Once I got to the last page, all I wanted was more. Rebecca and Courtney leave you with a cliffhanger for sure. I will definitely be following up with the sequel later this year to find out what happens.

Here are the links to go purchase this awesomely-amazing-can’t put it down for anything book. Seriously. You have got to read this book!

And as always, if you read it leave a review for the authors!

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Project-ELE-The-Series-ebook/dp/B008R523K0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346128322&sr=8-1&keywords=project+ele

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/project-ele-courtney-nuckels-rebecca-gober/1112411688?ean=2940044752931

Smashwords

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/210068

This entry was posted on August 29, 2012. 2 Comments

Review of Redemption in Blood: A Novel of the Penitent

 I was honored when recently I was contacted by Tara Stogner Wood with a request to review her debut novel Redemption in Blood: A Novel of the Penitent.  I was pleasantly surprised as I began the book and realized it was nothing like any other vampire book that I have ever read.  It was nice to see something new when it comes to this theme.

The book introduces us to Vesper, a total badass vampire.  She is a member of the penitent and is investigating a murder.  During the investigation, she meets Decker, a detective working on the same case.  She ends of being stuck with him by her side, and that turns out to be not so bad afterall.  Little do they know they are going to learn a lot from each other.

We are also introduced to some other awesome characters.  Marcus is Vesper’s protective brother and he will stop at nothing, not even black magic, to make sure that his sister stays safe.  Cain is a hilarious character in the story, he literally had me laughing out loud.  He always says what is on his mind and has an awesome sense of humor.  Lori is the witch and plays a very big role in helping solve the crime.  Howard and Victor are the villains and trust me, you will want to reach into the book and punch them.

This novel gave me everything I love in a book.  Tara did a wonderful job in her descriptions.  I actually felt like I was able to picture every scene.  She didn’t fall short on describing the characters either.  I felt like I really got to know them.  There was just the right amount of background, action, sex and dialogue to create a nice balance.  I know that I am already looking forward to the next book in the series.

Does this sound like the book for you?  Well I have some great news!  Tara Stogner Wood has been nice enough to give away 2 free copies!  All you have to do is follow the link below and you will be entered to win! You will have a few days to enter so spread the word!

*****a Rafflecopter giveaway*****

Links to buy

http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Blood-Novel-Penitent-ebook/dp/B007NZWK0S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346077777&sr=8-1&keywords=redemption+in+blood%3A+a+novel+of+the+penitent

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redemption-in-blood-tara-s-wood/1111905508?ean=2940014252959

The Fallen Star (Fallen Star Series #1) by Jessica Sorensen

I had heard quite a bit about The Fallen Star Series by Jessica Sorensen in the past few months.  I decided it was definitely one that I needed to check out.  The story line seemed wonderful, and the cover of the book is just gorgeous and really pulled me in. I just had to know more about the girl with the violet eyes!  There will also be a movie coming out in the future!

The Fallen Star Series begins by telling us about Gemma Lucas, a high school student that has a bizarre life to say the least.  She lives a very lonely life, not having any friends and being raised by her grandparents Sophia and Marco because her parents died when she was little.  Gemma grew up not receiving any love from her grandparents.  They acted like they wanted nothing to do with her.  The strangest thing of all though is that for most of her existence, Gemma was uncapable of feeling any emotion whatsoever.  Once she begins to feel, it is almost too much to handle.  It begins with a strange prickle in the back of her neck and then she is absolutely overcome with an emotion.  She has also been having horrible nightmares and it seems that the monsters from her nightmares are showing up in real life. Shortly after this starts happening, she meets some new students at school, Alex and Aislin Avery.  She doesn’t think much of it since no one talks to her at school anyway, but when they are forced to sit with her in astronomy class she is left with no choice other than actually talking to them.

Now not only is Gemma dealing with the sudden capability of emotions, but also this strange electric current she feels when Alex is around.  She will soon learn that she can’t just ignore it and she will learn many unexpected things about her past and where she came from.

Will Gemma be able to handle all of the new information that is being shoved in her face?  Are the monsters that she thinks she is seeing really there or is she just sleep deprived?  What is up with Alex and the electric current?  You will have to read to find out.  And trust me on this one, you will have to read the next one as well because this one leaves you with one heck of a cliffhanger!

I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down.  It was a little slow starting, but once I got through a few chapters I was hooked.  I felt that in some ways I could relate to Gemma and how she was treated in school.  Her character really grew on me.  I will definitely be reading the next one soon, as I am dying to know what happened.  If you have not had a chance to do so, definitely check out this book.  Great news for all of you Kindle and Nook owners, the ebook is free right now!  You have no excuse other than to read it!

Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Fallen-Star-Series/dp/1461052149

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-star-jessica-sorensen/1100076478?ean=9781461052142

Giveaways Galore!

Hello!

I am thoroughly enjoying my new adventures into the world of books.  I have met many amazing new people over the past week and wanted to share a few of the awesome blogs that I have come across.  Not only are they great blogs, but they want to give you gifts just for stopping by.  So go check them out!  Learn about books you may not have found otherwise.  Read interviews with your favorite authors.  But most of all, enjoy!

 

R&M Fab Book Reviews

This blog will not disappoint!  It is run by two awesome ladies and they always have fun things going on.

Paranormal Book Club 

This blog is wonderful.  If you check out their Facebook page, you will notice they have themed days.  You can post your favorite cover art, read other peoples favorite books, and learn when your soon to be favorite books are free!

Co-Authors: Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels

These ladies are the authors of The Night Marchers Series and Project ELE.  They have an awesome giveaway going on right now so go check them out.

 

As always with blogs, when you check them out and like their content, give them a follow.  They always notice when they have new fans.  Keep a lookout.  I will have a review of The Fallen Star Series (Fallen Star #1) by Jessica Sorenson up soon!  Happy reading!

Review of Destine (The Watcher’s Trilogy #1)

     I recently had an opportunity to read the debut novel by author Katherine Polillo, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!  As soon as I began the first chapter I couldn’t stop.  I was immediately sucked into the world of seventeen year old Michelle Cross.

The novel is set in the very small town of Shady Lane, New Jersey.  Michelle did not have the perfect childhood, but she had her best friend Cami.  Her mother was suffering from schizophrenia, so she was no longer an active part in Michelle’s life and Michelle had already spent the last five years of her life hiding this diagnosis.  As the novel begins, Michelle is getting ready to start her senior year of high school.  She expected it to be like all the rest, but boy was she was wrong!

There is a new student in town and Michelle has no idea how much Gabriel is going to change her life.  Any sense of normalcy she once felt will soon be gone.  As she gets to know Gabriel, Michelle’s world is thrust head first into the battle between good and evil.  There is no way for Michelle to predict what is going to happen next in her life.  Her best friend whom was once by her side at all times isn’t around anymore and everyone at school is acting really strange.  The fate of humanity is in Michelle’s hands.  Will she be up for the challenge? How is she going to deal with the literal Hell that is suddenly all around her?  What will happen to her and the ones she cares about if she doesn’t succeed?

I totally loved this book from start to finish.  It was one of those books that captivates you.  I didn’t want to go to sleep last night because I was curious what was going to happen next.  (Okay, I was dying to know what was going to happen).  The characters were wonderfully well written.  I was able to picture them in my head and fall in love with them.  I became emotionally attached to Michelle and I could actually feel what she was going through.  Destine did everything a first in a series should do.  It sucked me in and left me wanting more in the end.  Great job on your first novel Katherine and congratulations on getting it out there!

If you love a great story that will keep you on your toes and leave you begging for more, look no further.  This is the book for you!

Here is the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Destine-The-Watchers-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008TXCLWU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345179611&sr=8-1&keywords=destine+katherine+polillo

If you love it as much as I do, head on over and check out the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/WatchersTrilogy

*Destine was given to me for free by the author with no expectation of a review and I was not compensated for writing this review.

Hello fellow book lovers!

I am very excited to dive into the world of reviewing books.  This is new to me, so please bear with me.  I absolutely love to read.  I enjoy the feel and smell of a real book, but I have a large collecton of ebooks as well.  There are so many things I love about reading a good book: getting wrapped up in the story, falling in love with the characters, escaping from reality for a little while… I could go on and on.  Authors have given me so much in my life just by writing books so I decided to give a little bit back to them by posting reviews here.    I look forward to this new venture.  Thank you for coming along with me!