Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 8PM
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Book: Immortal Surrender
Author: Claire Ashgrove
Series: The Curse of the Templars #2
Farran de Clare, loyal member of the cursed Knights Templar, wants nothing to do with predestined mates. Even the Almighty won’t turn him into a fool again—he’d rather sacrifice his soul. Yet in the scientist Noelle Keane, a devout atheist, Farran meets the seraph designed for him.
Ordered by the archangel Gabriel to protect Noelle, the possessor of a sacred relic that could give Azazel incredible power, Farran swears to do his duty—but in name only. Fighting an attraction that grows with each day, he’s determined that he’ll never pledge himself to her.
As they war over her future, their mutual passion ignites a conflict far more damning. But before Noelle will agree to eternity with him, she demands the ultimate sacrifice – his heart.
“Immortal Surrender” was a little slow to start relationship wise, but other than that this book was an amazing continuation of “The Curse of the Templar’s” series. This is the ultimate paranormal romance; its got demon’s, knights, angels, and predestined soul mates. Each of the Knights is being affected by the darkness that consumes their souls. Farran’s darkness is causing him to be bitter and angry all the time, but when Noelle comes around Farren finds himself laughing once again. There were a few things that I didn’t quite fully understand because I hadn’t read the first book “Immortal Hope” but in no way did it affect the quality of this book. I had great pleasure in reading this book, and I found Farran and Noelle to be an incredibly amazing couple. They have a few rocky patches but all in all they make a great example of a real relationship. Claire Ashgrove has a true talent for writing, at times I found myself comparing “Immortal Surrender” to some of my favorite books. Farren and Noelle’s story flowed nicely, and kept me gripping the pages eagerly waiting to see what happened next.
There is darkness each Templar Knight knows and feels. It is the overwhelming feeling of dread and the inkling feeling that their souls are withering away. Farran de Clare is one of the Knights and he is counting the days until his likely demise. He knows the darkness is consuming his heart and soul and is prepared to do anything for his fellow knights. The one thing he doesn’t see coming is the appearance of his Seraph or predestined mate. Noelle doesn’t believe in anything magical, she believes in what she can see and understand. But when Farren opens the door to a hidden society she can’t believe her eyes. Noelle is the only one who can heal Farran’s heart but will either of them be willing to let their feelings get the best of them?
Originally Posted on Night Owl Reviews
Book: I Am Wolf
Author: Joann H. Buchanan
Series: The Children of Nox #1
“You can’t fight who you really are, Jonah …you are wolf.”
When Jonah unknowingly creates an unnatural creature, he is thrust upon a path of unremitting shadows and unrelenting torment from the creature he becomes connected to. In stark contrast, seven teens, the youngling pack from the tribe of Tibolt, join forces with Jonah, their newest member. Together, they must stop the “unnatural,” who brings horror wherever he travels. As the murderous creature makes his way east to Tennessee, it becomes a race against time to save a small child of destiny known as the Dream Maker. Will Jonah reach her before the creature is able to turn her for his evil purposes?
“I Am Wolf” by Joann H. Buchanan is a great coming of age story. This book follows many characters over a period of time where their lives are changing for the better. Jonah one of the main characters is sent to live with his grandparents to figure out his heritage. As it turns out he is a wolf, and learning to deal with his emotions and transformation isn’t as easy as it would seem. With a climax I will never forget I can’t find enough good things to say about this book. Ms. Buchanan has an incredibly beautiful talent for writing. Her characters have heart and soul, her story grabs you and pulls you in from the very first page and her imagery shows how much she enjoys what she does. I was told that this book had quite a lot of violence, which is does but it wasn’t anything that I couldn’t handle. “I Am Wolf” was tied up very nicely in the end but left you with enough to worry about until the next book!
I found this book even more believable because it is set in Sisters Oregon, a town I have been to many times. There is nothing better than a small town with amazing views to get your imagination flowing. Joann H. Buchanan did an amazing job describing the surrounding areas and the small town feel of the main drive through Sisters. This book has given me a new understanding of how it is to be a wolf, and I will be sure to not miss the rest of the books in The Children of Nox series.
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Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 9PM
For those of you who remember Michelle Rowen’s Immortality Bites you should definitely check out her new series that continues on with the story of Sarah Dearly and Thierry’s relationship! These two amazing characters are coming back it’s true, but there has been a genre change. It will now be considered a Paranormal Mystery/Cozy Mystery. I just found out about this and I am totally excited about getting to continue with the word of Michelle Rowen’s amazing series!
Immortality Bites Series
1. Bitten & Smitten
2. Fanged & Fabulous
3. Lady & the Vamp
4. Stakes & Stilettos
5. Tall, Dark & Fangsome
Immortality Bites Mystery Series
1. Blood Bath & Beyond
2. Bled & Breakfast (Coming June 2013)
1. Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. Nightkeepers Series by Jessica Andersen
3. The Fallen by Kristina Douglas
4. Demonica Series by Larissa Ione
5. Nightwalkers Series by Jacquelyn Frank
6. The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison
7. Lords of the Underworld Series by Gena Showalter
8. Niki Styx Series by Terri Garey
9. The Demonslayers Series by Kate Douglas
10. Strange Angels Series by Lili St. Crow
Book: Moon Called
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they’ll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population but I’m not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.
Mercy Thompson’s sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.
She’s tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.
But the, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself…and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.
What a great place for a series to start, as the reader you get to jump right in to Mercy Thompson’s life from the very first page. Personally I have always loved books that can pull this off; if the author can give you enough back story without spending the first 30 pages doing that exact thing then there is a great talent there. When I went into this series I didn’t know that it had such a big fan base, which was great because then I didn’t have the opinions of fans or haters before I went into it. I have always found popular books to be that much better when I don’t know that they are “popular”.
Anyways, Mercy Thompson is a great strong female lead character. She is a natural born coyote shifter also known as a walker. Mercy works at a car repair shop where she takes in a runaway werewolf shifter. That’s not the only problem she faces in the debut novel of the Mercy Thompson series. She also signs on to help her neighbor find his missing daughter. This book had some amazing magical elements and major conflicts that run through everyone’s- well maybe not everyone’s- lives. I enjoyed the male leads and many of the side characters; honestly I can’t wait to see what happens next in the second book-“Blood Bound”-in the Mercy Thompson Series!
Book: Night Embrace
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunter #3
Life is great for me. I have my chicory coffee, my warm beignets, and my best friend on the cell phone. Once the sun goes down, I am the baddest thing prowling the night: I command the elements, and I know no fear. For centuries, I’ve protected the innocent and watched over the mankind, making sure they are safe in a world where nothing is ever certain. All I want in return is a hot babe in a red dress, who wants nothing more from me then one night.
Instead, I get a runaway Mardi Gras float that tries to turn me into roadkill and a beautiful woman who saves my life but can’t remember where she put my pants. Flamboyant and extravagant, Sunshine Runningwolf should be the perfect woman for me. She wants nothing past tonight, no ties, no long-term commitments.
But every time I look at her, I start yearning for dreams that I buried centuries ago. With her unconventional ways and ability to baffle me, Sunshine is the one person I find myself needing. But for me to love her would mean her death. I am cursed never to know peace or happiness— not so long as my enemy waits in the night to destroy us both.
—Talon of the Morrigantes
This is a story that has stuck with me since I read it about a year ago. Talon is a motorcycle riding Celtic god and Sunshine is an artist with a hidden past. These two characters have a shocking tale to tell. I know that I never in a million years expected what would happen between the two of them. I have a never ending fascination with vampires and the many worlds that authors like to create around them. The Dark-Hunters are very close to the world of vampires, and let me tell you the Dark-Hunter world is by far one of my favorites. The women hold the only chance that the warriors have of getting their souls back. Now isn’t that amazing, the women hold the power!
“Night Embrace” is the third book in the series and true, some of the characters and story carry over into this novel but you could if you wanted to read this book as a standalone. But as you now know it is part of a series and the best place to start would be with “Fantasy Lover” the first book.
I loved the setting of this book, the swamps of New Orleans. Not to mention the not so friendly neighborhood crocodile. Hahaha now there is a character! Talon had me from the first page, Sunshine has many quirks and took a little getting used to, but once I saw her for the beautiful woman she is I completely fell in love with this couple. With an ending that any romantic action reader would be more than happy with this is a perfect book for all of you paranormal romance fans out there!
I hope you will get as much enjoyment out of “Night Embrace” as I did! Now go on, get a book, find a cozy place and sit down and read!
Book: Storm Of Visions
Author: Christina Dodd
Series: The Chosen Ones #1
When the world was young, twins were born. One brought light to a dark world; the other, darkness and danger. Their powers could not be denied, and they gathered others around them, men and women destined to use their gifts for good or evil. Today, their descendants walk the earth as the Chosen … and the ultimate battle is about to begin.
Jacqueline Vargha has always run from her gift. Now Caleb D’Angelo forces his way into her life, demands his place as her lover, and insists she take her place as one of the Chosen. She flees, he pursues, but she can no longer deny her visions, or the dangerous man who is her downfall … and her destiny.
This book was a tale of love and action that will sweep you off your feet, and into this fantastical world. Jacqueline Vargha is running from who she is; one of the Chosen. She is blessed or cursed with the sight. Now I found Jacqueline to be a great starting character for the first book in a new series. Caleb D’Angelo is an extremely sexy Alpha male, who is also one of the Chosen. At first I thought he was the bad guy, but I guess that was the point. But in the first chapter you the reader are brought into an amazing world and tale of a hidden race of warriors that were born to save the world.
Who doesn’t love a good prophetic novel? Well I do, prophecies have always drawn me in and when I heard about The Chosen Ones series from one of my favorite authors Christina Dodd, I couldn’t help but rush out and buy the first book! I can still remember when I read this novel I was sucked in and no one could draw me out of one Ms. Dodd’s many worlds. I have a feeling when I get into a book and everything around me falls away, my family finds it truly difficult to live with me. Ha-ha. But I really did enjoy the creative storyline of Christina Dodd’s first novel in her The Chosen Ones Series. I really enjoyed the characters, they were very relatable and the love aspect of the novel was very heated and sweet.
Personally if you find that prophecies are your cup of tea then Storm of Visions by Ms. Dodd will be the perfect world to fall into. I know I did and you are surely going to as well.
Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 7PM
Thanks to all of my 101 Followers, I have decided to give away 4, that’s right 4!!! books!!!!! The books I’m giving away include:
Naked Angel by Logan Belle
Prepare by Geoffrey Germann
The Cowboy’s Homecoming by Brenda Minton
The Devil’s Dime by Bailey Bristol
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This contest Is now CLOSED
Winner: Phenomenal Reviews