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Ever Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #2) by Alexia Purdy Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Ever Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #2)

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Magic & Fire burn…

The Serenity of the Land of Faerie is threatened as the Unseelie Queen Aveta rages war against the three remaining Seelie Realms of Faerie. As Shade’s powers grow, she finds she is running out of time to keep the war from spilling into the human world. Winter is growing in strength as the evil Queen’s horrifying legions scar the land in their frigid wake. No one is safe. Shade becomes enemy number one for the Unseelie legions. Questioning her true role of power, Shade discovers the cost of winning may come at a much higher price than she ever imagined.

 

Alexia is one of my favorite writers. I love this series. I recently read the first book and couldn’t wait to read this one. I couldn’t put it down. Love the characters. Shade is definitely one of my favorite characters.  I would recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal fantasy.

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Alexia Purdy

Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

Visit her at http://alexiaepurdy.blogspot.com

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Posted by on 11/26/2013 in Reviews

 

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The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The Curse Keepers

Release Date: November 19

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The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down.
Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.

Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes everything she was told is true. For when they meet, it’s like the air is sucked from the room. Collin’s presence is electrifying… and it’s not just attraction Ellie feels, but the inexorable pull toward her destiny. The prophecy is real, and now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing—and passion—for each other to set things right.

The Curse Keepers are all that stand between the world and its destruction.

 Denise is a great writer. I started reading it and couldn’t put it down.  Ellie and Collin are great characters. Love their interactions with each other. Ellie doesn’t trust him and he gives her reason not to. She hates that they have to work together because of the situation they’ve found themselves in but she does anyway to save her family and friends.

I’ve started reading her other books as well. I can’t wait for the next book in this series to be released. I highly recommend it to readers that love paranormal books.

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For more info on her check out her site located here.

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Posted by on 11/24/2013 in Reviews

 

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The Devil’s Flower by Lisa Collicutt Review

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The Devil’s Flower

Release Date: November 19

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Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.

Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with — but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.

But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love — along with destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price.

Will Rosalie risks her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?

The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy.

Lisa is an amazing writer.  I started reading it and couldn’t put it down.  Rosalie and Steele’s relationship has its ups and downs with a few twists and turns added to it along the way that may or may not be considered to be typical to a normal type of relationship. Who you think is good or bad may not be what they seem to be in this one. I highly recommend it to those that love to read paranormal books with a bit of romance thrown in.

 

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Lisa Collicutt

Lisa likes to write dark and twisted tales of magic and romance. She has a passion for Young Adult and New Adult Paranormal.

When she’s not conjuring tales about witches, demons, and other magical beings, she can be found leathered, and bound to the back of her husband’s Harley, touring her homeland of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Enter Lisa’s imagination where light ends and fantasy begins. But heed these warnings . . . it’s dark, it’s magical, you may experience tingles.

Her site is located here.

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Posted by on 11/18/2013 in Reviews

 

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Added Review Request page

Just wanted to drop in and let everyone know what’s happening with the blog. I’ve started doing book reviews and have added a review request page to the site. Check it out and  feel free to share it with other authors. 🙂

I will still post updates about my writing and will be participating in different blog hops and book tours.  🙂

 

 
 

Leap of Space by Sharon T. Rose Review

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Leap of Space

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Jregli might be too smart for her own good. She thought that tricking a new Master into buying her would make her life as a slave better, but she didn’t count on Shdr’edno being as clever as she is. He can’t reveal that he owns a slave, but he can punish her for making a fool of him. Jregli learns that some prices are too high, but she can’t back out now.

Station Commander Frank Niem has suspicions about the crafty Yerbrans claiming to be uncle and niece, but running a Space Station keeps his attention elsewhere. Politics and business aren’t what he signed up for, but they’re what he has to deal with. He can’t please everyone, but he has to try or lose his career.

Dozens of Races and thousands of sentient beings pass through Fredan Sector Station 5 every day, and the culture clashes can overwhelm even the best-prepared. Survival favors the bold and the smart, but will that be enough to navigate this Leap of Space?

I couldn’t put it down. Sharon is a great writer. It’s well-written. The characters are great. We are introduced to Jregli and her situation. As you read it you can’t help but root for her. She has help along the way from some very interesting characters. Some of them she can trust some of them she can’t. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see where Jregli’s adventures will take her next. I recommend it to others.

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Sharon T. Rose

Sharon T. Rose is a Writer, a Dreamer, and a Doer of the Impossible. But she didn’t start out that way, oh, no.

Sharon grew up in the military, which did its level best to turn her into a properly-functioning and positively-contributing member of society. Being a little on the thick-headed side, Sharon needed a few decades to realize that she didn’t have the legs for combat boots, but she did eventually wise up and go AWOL. After a decade or so of college and cube farming, Sharon got the bright idea that maybe, just maybe, all those stories banging around in her head weren’t the waste of time The Brass seemed to think they were.

The break for freedom began when Sharon discovered online serial fiction in January 2009. Enveloped in a Blinding Flash of the Obvious (BFO), Sharon quickly set up an account with digitalnovelists.com and began posting stories. It was a ray of sunshine in the dark, dank cellar of the cubes. It was a rebellion. And ultimately, it was rebirth.

Late in 2010, Sharon left the cube farm for the greener pastures of her own imagination. The Brass screamed, the farm condescended, and Sharon put one trembling foot in front of another and made it work. After months of trial and effort, she completed a trilogy, released an ebook, syndicated a serial, sold a short story, and has so many WIPs that she sometimes wonders why she did this in the first place.

Oh, right. Because the stories must be shared.

Her site is located here.

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Posted by on 11/11/2013 in Reviews

 

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IWSG

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

The writing is going great. Decided to participate in NaNo again this year. Using it to write a horror novel I’ve been trying to get started on for a while. Have my Dark Crystal entry just about ready to be submitted.

The Fairy hunter story snag is mostly worked out. Have tabled it for now to work on the above mentioned story.

Have a few more things in the works will talk about those next month when I have everything worked out about them.

Good luck with whatever story you’re working on! Lots of luck if you’re participating in NaNo as well. Would love to hear how everyone is doing if you’re participating in it.

 

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Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins Review

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Realm Walker

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An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…

As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That’s only the first of her secrets.

Most people don’t know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don’t know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don’t know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…

Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can’t reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.

I couldn’t put it down. It’s well-written. It’s refreshing to read a book that has a strong female main character. Juliana has to deal with a lot of things and most of them are considered strange among her friends even though to her they aren’t that strange.  It has vampires, werewolves, and other assorted supernatural beings. This is a must read for anyone who loves reading books involving those type of characters. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series. I highly recommend it to others.

 

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Kathleen  Collins

Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about fantasy worlds and the people who play in them. When she’s not writing, she works as a clerk in the local prosecutor’s office. There, she sees all manner of things she doesn’t bother writing about because no one would believe any of it anyway. The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband. She is currently hard at work on her next book.

Her site is located here

 

 

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Posted by on 11/01/2013 in Reviews

 

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