Thursday, 18 December 2014

Book Review: Hunter Moon (Moon Series Book 4) by Jeanette Battista



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 479 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jeanette Battista (Dec 4 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AITLJ3K

With the threat of a werehyena takeover dealt with, Kess, Finn, and Rafe can finally enjoy the tentative peace Miami has to offer. As Kess moves forward with her decision to open up the territory to peaceful weres, she knows that the Keepers of Divine Order—a group of werejackal assassins—are watching her every move. If her plan fails, she knows they won’t hesitate to eliminate her and her friends.

When several werehyenas suddenly disappear and Mebis, the Keeper assigned to Miami, goes unexpectedly missing, Kess fears the worst. But even she’s unprepared for this latest threat: a hunter hiding in plain sight whose only goal is killing werecreatures. Can Kess and her friends survive this most dangerous game?

About the Author: Jeanette Battista

Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings—since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times—she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.
When she’s not writing or working, Jeanette spends time with family, hikes, reads, makes decadent brownies, buys killer boots, and plays Pocket Frogs. She wishes there were more hours in the day so she could actually do more of these things. She lives with her daughter and their two psychotic kittens in North Carolina.
Jeanette is represented by Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg at the Foreword Agency.
- See more at: http://jeanettebattista.com/bio/#sthash.tX1zldIg.dpuf

My Review: I have slowly become addicted to this world as it merrys the fantastic notion of were's living in our society and the politics of the many factions/species.  I slowly got to know the characters through the last three books and their personalities further developed in this one.  Without giving away any big spoilers on this series I will say I DID NOT EXPECT the plot twists at all.  I really enjoyed how Jeanette was able to add another dimension to the story with Lukas and Zamiel.  I am going to continue with the next in this series and hope that we see much more from Jeanette in the future.  I easily give this book a 5 out of 5 as I commonly am able to predict most stories with great accuracy.  I wasn't able to predict anything with these books so far!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Book Review: Hyena Moon (Moon Series Book 3) by Jeanette Battista


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 466 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476267030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476267036
  • ASIN: B00859WXVC

Miami is still in the hands of the wereleopard clan. Sekhmet's assassination has been dealt with, and Samara's attempt to take over the city has been stopped for now. But things aren't simple for Kess, especially now that she has Samara's son, Rafe, to deal with. While others see only a spy, Kess is determined to help the damaged young man abandoned by his mother.

Rafe is torn: his mother left him in the hands of the wereleopards, presumably to die, but Kess has treated him more like a guest than a prisoner. But Rafe still feels a sense of loyalty to his werehyena pack, and he's uniquely placed to gather information that his mother will need if she ever hopes to take Miami. Things grow even more complicated for the young werehyena when Cormac's non-were sister comes to town for a visit. Rafe finds himself fascinated by the girl, finding more and more reasons to question his loyalty to his pack.

Rafe knows his mother isn't done with Miami or Kess. In the final bloody conflict between wereleopard and hyena, which side will he choose?

About the Author: Jeanette Battista

Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings—since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times—she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.
When she’s not writing or working, Jeanette spends time with family, hikes, reads, makes decadent brownies, buys killer boots, and plays Pocket Frogs. She wishes there were more hours in the day so she could actually do more of these things. She lives with her daughter and their two psychotic kittens in North Carolina.
Jeanette is represented by Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg at the Foreword Agency.
- See more at: http://jeanettebattista.com/bio/#sthash.x0Ym9CNT.dpuf


My Review: LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! Every book just gets better and better! What a tragic story for Rafe...but the story closes well!  I enjoyed the complexity of this book and the politics.  I also find that the further development of characters in previous books keeps me enthralled.  Jeanette has a capability like some of my favourite authors to keep you intwined in the small sub plots while also entrenched in a world with many moving parts.  Well received book! I give it a 5 out of 5!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Book Review: Jackal Moon (Moon Series Book 2) by Jeanette Battista


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 365 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Jeanette Battista (April 13 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007U7WSXS


Melissa Marr, NTY bestselling author of Wicked Lovely says "the Moon series is filled with action and romance, shape shifters and strong heroines." 


Laila has been pledged to serve the jackal god, Anubis, since she was a child. She wants nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of her father and brother and become a member of the Keepers of Divine Order. When her initiation into the Keepers leads her to Miami and pits her against the wereleopard Sekhmet, Laila is cast into a sea of clan intrigue and bitter rivalries. The stakes grow even higher once the rival pack of werehyenas, led by the beautiful and bloodthirsty Samara, decides to lay claim to the wereleopard’s territory. With the arrival of Kess, the true wereleopard clan leader, and her retinue of werewolves, violence threatens to erupt. Will Laila’s training and skills be enough to save the young werejackal and everything she’s worked for? 

The scales are ready and Anubis awaits...


About the Author: Jeanette Battista

Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings—since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times—she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.
When she’s not writing or working, Jeanette spends time with family, hikes, reads, makes decadent brownies, buys killer boots, and plays Pocket Frogs. She wishes there were more hours in the day so she could actually do more of these things. She lives with her daughter and their two psychotic kittens in North Carolina.

Jeanette is represented by Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg at the Foreword Agency.
- See more at: http://jeanettebattista.com/bio/#sthash.i0b5sEmm.dpuf

My Review: Once again Jeanette has built upon the fantastic world and further developed her characters.  I adore the witty sarcasm Finn consistently provides.  The introduction of the were jackals and were hyenas is interesting and brings another dynamic to the whole were world.  I stumbled on this series by accident by browsing authors and book titles and have to admit I am very happy I found it.  I enjoyed the story of Leila and hope to see a book about her brother Mebis soon!  I give this book a 5 out of 5.  I will be continuing with the rest of this published series and blogging about them all.

Book Review: Leopard Moon (Moon Series Book 1) by Jeanette Battista




  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 546 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Jeanette Battista (March 4 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007HBKWJE

"The Moon series is filled with action and romance, shape shifters and strong heroines."--Melissa Marr, NYT bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series

How do you disappear when you come from a family of predators?

A wereleopard, Kess is forced to flee her home and family in Miami once her brother's obsession with her turns violent. She runs from city to city, trying to stay one step ahead of the investigators her family has dispatched to bring her home. Kess ends up in the mountains of North Carolina and attracts the attention of Cormac, a young man with a secret of his own. As she attempts to live as normal a life as her were-nature allows, her brother Sek continues to hunt for her. He believes she is the key to revitalizing their weakened clan and is driven to extreme measures to ensure their continued existence. As Kess' relationship with Cormac deepens, Sek closes in, threatening Cormac's life and Kess' freedom.

Whenthe moon rises, the hunt is on….


About the Author: Jeanette Battista

Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings—since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times—she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.
When she’s not writing or working, Jeanette spends time with family, hikes, reads, makes decadent brownies, buys killer boots, and plays Pocket Frogs. She wishes there were more hours in the day so she could actually do more of these things. She lives with her daughter and their two psychotic kittens in North Carolina.
Jeanette is represented by Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg at the Foreword Agency.

My Review: I found this series to be refreshing in it's simplicity.  Were world meets real world problems.  Jeanette was able to capture the essence of a Leopard and its mannerisms as I would assume they would have as relating to a cat.  She was also able to capture the differences between Wolfs (dogs) and Leopards (cats) in a very funny way.  I enjoyed following Kess on this journey and see her learn at her young age that dedication doesn't have to be to ones pack but to those one loves.  Well written book and I expect to enjoy much more of this adventure with Jeanette. I give this book a 5 out of 5!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Book Review: The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld Series) by Gena Showalter



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 591 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN (Nov. 25 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L0XO2NM
From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes the long-awaited story of Torin, the most dangerous Lord of the Underworld yet… 
Fierce immortal warrior. Host to the demon of Disease. Torin's every touch causes sickness and death—and a worldwide plague. Carnal pleasure is utterly forbidden, and though he has always overcome temptation with an iron will, his control is about to shatter.  
She is Keeleycael. The Red Queen. When the powerful beauty with shocking vulnerabilities escapes from a centuries-long imprisonment, the desire that simmers between her and Torin is scorching. His touch could mean her end, but resisting her is the hardest battle he's ever fought—and the only battle he fears he can't win.

About the Author: Gena Showalter


Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, the Angels of the Dark, the Lords of the Underworld, and the Otherworld Assassins series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  She lives in Oklahoma with her family and menagerie of dogs, and truly believes love conquers all.

My Review: I found this series MANY MANY years ago and fell in love.  I adore every single Lord and the women with quirks they fall in love with! Gena has the capability to make readers see this fantastic world and believe! I read this book over a 24 hour period and now feel a need for more.  I have already suggested my best friend pick up this series and have been told she will.  Tor Tor has always been my favorite of the lords. And I just LOVE Anya.  So to find another woman who can rival Anya in all ways and even best her....VERY fun read! I love how I could be reading an intense part of the book and all of a sudden it cuts to a fight between two with scissors.  Too endearing!!!
I easily give this book a 5 out of 5 and will certainly read it again and again waiting for the next story!  Glad to hear about Baden and Pandora too! Keep em coming Gena!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Book Review: A Beauty So Beastly (The Beastly Series #1) by RaShelle Workman


Book 1 in the Beastly Series

“For your vanity, your cruelty, and your cold unfeeling heart, a curse I leave upon you . . .”

What happens if the beauty is also the beast?

The stunning Beatrice Cavanaugh is considered American royalty. She has everything except the ability to love. Cursed on her eighteenth birthday, she becomes more beastly than ever, having a newfound craving for raw meat, and an undeniable yearning for the night. Bitterness is her only companion.

After accusing a maid of stealing, a disgustingly kind and exquisitely handsome guy named Adam shows up asking Beatrice to drop the charges against his mother.

Infuriated by his goodness, Beatrice vows to break him. Destroy him. Make him hurt the way she hurts. So she agrees. On one condition: Adam must take his mother’s place as a servant in the mansion.

Because Beatrice won’t stop until he’s more beastly than she is. 


About the Author: RaShelle Workman

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah.

My Review:  I am thoroughly enjoying the revisiting of old tales I grew up with and seeing how they twist.  RaShelle has a very outstanding approach to looking outside the proverbial box and just when you think the storyline is gonna settle down...another twist.  I also love how this is a separate series from Blood and Snow but also entwines by showing you Troy and how Cole went missing.  Very exciting to see and I look forward to seeing more stories with Troy and Cole as well.  I do hope to see more of the other brothers from Blood and Snow too!  I enjoyed this book and will be following all new releases from both series.
5 out of 5


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Book Review: Vampire Secrets (Blood and Snow Season 2 Book 2) by RaShelle Workman


Blood and Snow Season Two
Book 2 ~ Vampire Secrets

A dream is a wish your heart makes...

It's been a month since Jasmine agreed to the wish that would keep Laeddin safe. By all accounts she should be happy. She's attending high school, hanging out with friends, and spending time with Laeddin. but she isn't. Ever since the sorceress ripped away a part of her, she hasn't felt like herself.

To make matters worse, the man with red eyes, the one that haunted her dreams, is appearing in real life. And demonic creatures keep showing up in Salem. The question on both counts is why?

Jasmine must figure out who the man is and what the creatures want. Thankfully, she isn't alone. Laeddin, Peter, Zoe, and some friends from the mansion next door will help.

And then there's the sorceress. she's using what she took from Jasmine to inflict havoc on the human realm as well as other realms.
 



RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah.

My Review: Oh. My. Goodness.  I read this book into the wee hours of morning last night as I HAD TO KNOW what happened.  This series becomes better and better the further into it they go.  I am hoping to get my mother setup with ebooks by christmas and am considering this series as my first series gift for her. What a WONDERFUL read!! 5 of 5 as I can't give any higher! Note: I can't seem to find release schedule of the next book and am waiting patiently...sorta.

Book Review: Vampire Lies (Blood and Snow) Season 2 Book 1 by RaShelle Workman


Blood and Snow Season Two
Book 1 ~ Vampire Lies

*** Eyes like violet sapphires. Wings of smoldering fire. Consume your true love's blood. Become the Eternal Vampire. ***

Once upon a time there lived a vampire with wings and the genie who loved her...

Born of the seven magics, Jasmine is different in every way, including the obnoxious wings on her back courtesy of the original Vampires. She wants to be normal, to be a regular teenaged girl.

When a gorgeous dark-haired boy named Laeddin shows up and promises to sneak her away from all her problems and hide her in the human world, she agrees. 

But an evil lurks in her nightmares, a man with red eyes. It doesn’t take long for Jasmine to realize that no matter how far she tries to run from who she is, he’s only a dream away. He wants her. He needs her. He acts as though he loves her. 

It’s becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between the path that’ll lead to her happily ever after, and the path that’ll lead to her destruction as well as all magic.

About the Author: RaShelle Workman

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah.

My Review: I found this book fantastic! I love how it's a story about the same world but includes THE NEXT GENERATION. The woes of being a teenager and all the fun that entails.  I am brought right back to the fun times in high school all over again.  I enjoy the ability to see another character develop and also enjoyed the play on disney movies again...very fun! 5 out of 5!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Book Review: After the Kiss (Blood and Snow short) by RaShelle Workman *spoiler alert*


WARNING: Before you go any further, please don't read AFTER THE KISS unless you've finished the entire first season of Blood and Snow. There are spoilers and I don't want to ruin the exciting conclusion of the first season for you.

Blood and Snow Season One:
Blood and Snow volumes 1-12 ~ Snow White with a Vampire twist.

Cindy Witch ~ A rescue mission told from Cindy's point of view.

The Hunter's Tale ~ The story of the Hunter going in search of the True Vampire after hearing a revelation that speaks of the end of the human race.

Gabriel ~ Keeping the peace between humans and magical creatures is a job Gabe never wanted. As the leader of the Chayot--considered by some to be Angels--he doesn't have a choice.
Summary: 
After The Kiss ~ Snow is with her true love but is it happily ever after?

And be sure to read VAMPIRE LIES, the first full-length novel in Season Two of the BLOOD AND SNOW series

About the Author: RaShelle Workman

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah.

My Review: I have fallen in love with Dorian. Period.  No wonder he is a true love!  He deserves a happy ending.  I love how this gives a little bit of insight into their lives after season one but before season two.  What a wonderful journey! 

Book Review: Gabriel (Blood and Snow short) by RaShelle Workman


A Blood and Snow short story told from Gabe's point of view. 

Summary:  

Keeping the peace between humans and magical creatures is a job Gabe never wanted. As the leader of the Chayot—considered by some to be Angels bound to Earth—he doesn’t have a choice. Especially when a rogue group of trolls leaves Sharra and takes over the Redwood Forest.

About the Author: RaShelle Workman


RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. 

My Review: I LOVE GABRIEL.  I honestly think he is so misunderstood.  He means well and wants to please everyone without thinking of himself.  I look forward to reading more about his happy ending as I'm sure it'll be amazing.  I also loved the development of Snow from a klutz into the Vampire Queen.  Great Short!

Book Review: The Hunter's Tale (Blood and Snow Short) by RaShelle Workman


This is a short story in the Blood and Snow world told from the Hunter's point of view. 

The Hunter was banished for his betrayal; shamed and alone, he sought out ways to dispel his guilt. But when rumors of a new Vampire reach him, he realizes he has one choice: seek her out.

About the Author: RaShelle Workman


RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. 

My Review: I found this short story to be just that. VERY SHORT.  While I didn't dislike the story at all I did find it to be very short and left me wanting more.  I honestly felt a distrust of the character Christopher/Chance when he was banished in the last book...but this book opened the possibility for him to be redeemable.....yet maybe not.  I want to hear more about Christopher and look forward to more developments in this tale.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Book Review: The Cindy Chronicles: The Complete Set (The Cindy Chronicles) by RaShelle Workman


From a seemingly insignificant word comes the most magical of fairytales. 


SUMMARY:

Possessing magic sucks.
What doesn't suck? Fashion, Cindy's boyfriend Gabe, and her best friend, Snow White.
Cindy (Cinderella...shhh, don't tell) was born a witch. It's part of who she is. But there's more to her than that. She loves deeply. And has a big heart. She'd do anything for those she cares about, including risk her own life to save theirs.
When her fairy godmother demands she leave Salem, Massachusetts and return to the land she was born to rule, she has two options. Tell her fairy godmother no, and seal a death sentence on complete strangers. Or, leave all she's ever known behind, including the love of her life, for an unknown land she's fated to save.
So, yeah, life sucks.
But Cindy is determined to change that.

The Cindy Chronicles:

Witch Magic
Witch Land
Witch Time
Witch Kiss
Witch Love
Witch End

About the Author: RaShelle Workman


RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. 

My Review:  I read all 6 books yesterday alone and have continued on with the series.  I love how not only she started with Snow White but her best friend is "Cindy"! How entertaining this series has become! I will surely read well into the night to get caught up on all her books and look forward to many more twists! 5 of 5 again!

Book Review: Cindy Witch (Blood and Snow) by RaShelle Workman


Magic is her birthright. Fashion is her forte. It's been dictated that her destiny is to help Snow White. But, Cindy is no sidekick.

Book Summary:

Cindy is a witch. And she has a mission. With the help of a snarky dragon, five of the seven brothers, and an eccentric old professor, they embark on a dangerous quest to rescue Snow White’s mother from the realm of Mizu. 

When all is said and done, one thing is certain.

The fate of the world is balanced precariously. 

A single false move, and it’ll all crumble.

About the Author: RaShelle Workman

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. 

My Review: I found this book to be very entertaining! I love how RaShelle is able to reimagine the story and add a fun angle to the tales.  It really brings the classic fairytales to a new modern level.  I am certain I will keep reading and following RaShelle's writing as long as she continues this path! A 5 out of 5 for this short story!

Book Review: Blood and Snow 9-12 Love Bleeds, Eye of Abernathy, Resolved to Rule, Vampire Ever After? (Blood and Snow #9-12) by RaShelle Workman


Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she's chosen Snow White.

Love Bleeds: Questions are answered. Necks are bitten. Kisses are traded. And Snow realizes sometimes love bleeds...

Eye of Abernathy: Snow possesses a piece of the first dragon's soul. She needs to speak to him about that. Also, she finally understands what it's like to be in love.

Resolved to Rule: Snow comes face to face with destiny. A word she can't stand.

Vampire Ever After?: Snow is the only one who can destroy the Vampire Queen, but her heart isn't in it.
 


About the Author: Rashelle Workman


RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. 

My Review:  Once again RaShelle shines with her writing! I can't seem to put her books down! The characters are so vivid you can almost imagine they are real!  I am enjoying this series and honestly am excited to bring my daughter into this world! Unlike alot of YA books this one doesn't bring in too much sex or violence...it's more subdued which is better for the young adults I believe, but the story is so fun it can even keep an adult (myself) reading!  Another 5 of 5 from me!! Great Job!!

Book Review: Blood and Snow volumes 5-8: Prey and Magic, Masquerade's Moon, Seal of Gabriel, Telltale Kisses (Blood and Snow #5-8) by RaShelle Workman


"Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love's blood, become the Vampire, Snow White."

EVERY THOUSAND YEARS THE VAMPIRE QUEEN SELECTS A NEW BODY, ALWAYS THE FAIREST IN THE LAND, AND THIS TIME SHE'S CHOSEN SNOW WHITE.

Prey and Magic: When blood is all you crave, is there even a choice?

Masquerade's Moon: Professor Pops throws Snow White a Masquerade Ball for her sixteenth birthday. A war is brewing and her party may be the battle ground.

Seal of Gabriel: There are seven magical properties in the Seal of Gabriel. Snow learns how the Seal was created.

Telltale Kisses: Finding out who you are can be difficult, especially if you're a teenage girl who's become a vampire. Snow White discovers why she was sent back to Silindra's time. She also receives several kisses, possibly even one from her true love.
 

About the Author: RaShelle Workman

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. 


My Review:  In continuing on with the series I am just as enthralled in these books as I was by her first four novels. This series is so entertaining and just when you think you've got it all figured out......out comes another  curve in the story! So exciting!  
I love how the plot thickens with each additional novel! A solid 5 of 5 again! Well Done!!

Book Review: Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4: Blood and Snow, Revenant in Training, The Vampire Christopher, Blood Soaked Promises (Blood and Snow #1-4) By Rashelle Workman


"Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love's blood, become the Vampire, Snow White."


EVERY THOUSAND YEARS THE VAMPIRE QUEEN SELECTS A NEW BODY, ALWAYS THE FAIREST IN THE LAND, AND THIS TIME SHE'S CHOSEN SNOW WHITE. 

BLOOD AND SNOW: Snow White isn't an ordinary girl. She doesn't know that yet.

REVENANT IN TRAINING: Snow has become something not quite human. She must discover how to live with the changes, hopefully without killing anyone.

THE VAMPIRE CHRISTOPHER: Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?

BLOOD SOAKED PROMISES: Snow White must come to terms with her bloodlust. It's one thing to drink the blood of her Hunter, something else entirely to drink the blood of a human. 



About the Author: RaShelle Workman

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include kissing, vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and more kissing. Her books: Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE, a self publishing conference that will debut October 10-11, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. 


My Review:  I found this series to be an amazing and fun read! I love how it pulls many fairytale/disney characters in but they are NOTHING like what you'd expect from the tales.  I love the beautiful details and her ability to capture the worlds so clearly.  I was told about this series by a friend, but didn't think it'd be a big hit on my radar...after reading the first 4...I kept reading and was unable to put down.  I am considering reading these stories with my daughter who is 7 as they show how women don't have to be weak and depend on a "prince" and how the perfect guy can be a creep.  I LOVE this series and will be blogging my way through them all! I give this book (1-4) a 5 out of 5! Well Done!


Saturday, 22 November 2014

Book Review: Listed I-VI by Noelle Adams



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1185 KB
  • Print Length: 488 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.


They make a deal to get married, for the last three months of her life. 

Just before her eighteenth birthday, the doctors tell Emily she has three months to live. Not much time to complete the bucket list she's had since she was twelve. The first item is the hardest--"Get married"--so she turns to the only man she knows who can help. 

Paul, a barely reformed bad boy, has inherited a fortune from his mother, but his life is defined by his conflicted relationship with his father--a white-collar, organized-crime boss who, thanks to Paul, is being brought up on federal charges. Without Emily's testimony, his father might walk, so Paul agrees to her unconventional proposal. He'll be her husband for her last three months. 

They agree that she'll testify against his father and he'll help her complete her bucket list. It's not supposed to be a true marriage. No consummation. No future. No love. 

No love. 

She's supposed to die, after all, and love might not be enough. 

The complete serial novel (Volumes I-VI) - a USA Today bestseller.



About the Author: Noelle Adams

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

If you'd like to contact Noelle, please contact her at noelle.s.adams(at)gmail(dot)com. Or connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads through the link at the bottom of the page!



My Review: I haven't read a book series this impactful in a VERY long time.  The first Listed book drew me in to this world....Noelle was able to capture the two main characters so well.  The two unlikely people who make a deal....and how with the progressive health decline and the "list" things change.  I admit at one point I was literally in tears bawling for them.  Noelle was able to build such a vivid world that I wouldn't be surprised if this was a life story retelling...the emotions and insecurities and little quirks of real life were all packed into this wonderful series.  I was up late into the night last night and read virtually nonstop all day today to complete it.  I couldn't stop and had to know the ending.  This series has earned a 5 out of 5 on my scale.  WELL DONE.