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Revamped cover of Few are Angels by Inger Iversen


After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale–a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past–reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.

Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emerge…
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Review of If I Could be Like Jennifer Taylor by Barbara Ehrentreu with a giveaway!!!!

The other night I began reading If I Could be Like Jennifer Taylor by Barbara Ehrentreu.  Having read so many paranormal romance books recently, this one was a breath of fresh air.  Not that I have anything against paranormal romance, it was just nice to have a change.

If I could be Like Jennifer Taylor introduces us to freshmen student Carolyn Samuels.  She is far from popular, overweight and often times the brunt of jokes at school.  There is one girl, Jennifer Taylor, that has made Carolyn’s life hell all through middle school.  As the first day of high school arrives, Carolyn doesn’t even want to go to school because she doesn’t want to deal with Jennifer.  In the end she has to go of course and it appears Jennifer has not changed at all.

Of course they are in the same math class because they are both in honors and they have gym together since it is scheduled alphabetically.  As Carolyn sits in gym on the first day, Jennifer gets back to her old games and begins teasing Carolyn.  Carolyn has a fainting spell and has to be taken to the nurse.  Jennifer escorts her, but if Carolyn wants Jennifer to keep this embarassing situation a secret, it will cost her.

She agrees to do what Jennifer asked her and pretty soon she is in over her head.  Was being popular really worth all of the trouble and lies?  How long can she keep lying to her true friends?  Is it possible that Jennifer isn’t really as bad as she thought all of these years?  Is her crush really paying attention to her?  How does Jennifer stay so thin?  Is she hiding anything?

Carolyn will get the answer to all of these questions before the year is over.  Her life is going to change immensely during the process.  Will she be able to remember to breathe and be able to make it through?

I loved this book.  It was an easy and entertaining read.  Ehrentreu addresses a lot of serious issues in this book.  From bullying to other things. (I don’t want to give too much away!) It was very nice to see these issues brought up.  Unfortunately, even though they happen in every single school on a daily basis, they are often ignored.  Reading this book will really make you pay special attention to the little things going on around you.  The end of the book definitely gave me some closure as well, which I love.

I would recommend this book to everyone, but I would especially recommend it to young girls.  It covered so many issues that the young ladies of today face, and I think it could definitely help some of them to face their problems.

Great job on this one Barbara!  I don’t have any daughters of my own, but I will definitely be recommending it to my friends daughters!

Barbara Ehrentreu has been nice enough to offer up a copy as a giveaway.  All you have to do is click on the Rafflecopter link at the bottom of the page and you can enter to win!  You don’t want to miss this one!


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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!

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