Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Vixen’s Lead by Tate James


The Vixen’s Lead
Tate James
(Kit Davenport, #1)
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. So, I did what any privileged, adopted boarding school girl would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.
Or so I thought…
It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted–and dangerous. Now, I don’t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.
I’m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning.




Author Bio:
Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

XBTBanner1

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

365 Days Alone: A Dystopian Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy (The 365 Days Quadrilogy Book 1)

35368535

Synopsis:
They were just two teenage girls--utterly normal in every way--until they woke up one morning to discover that they were all alone in a world gone mad. Somehow, while they slept, the world had changed; their parents, their friends, all had been taken...all disappeared. Now Kaylee Michelson and her best friend, Jay, must figure out not only how to live in this strange, new world--but how to survive.

These are the facts as the girls know them:
1.Everyone is gone.
2.There is no internet, no t.v., no electricity, no phones; not even batteries work anymore.
3.It is very, very quiet.

Kaylee and Jay--two terrified teenage girls who think they are all alone.
Only--they are wrong! 

Review:
Dystopias are a difficult genre to write. Once you've read one, you feel like you've seen it all. But definitely not in this case. 365 Alone is simply brilliant. Nancy Isaak has created a plot that sounds familiar but it isn't. The twists are beautifully designed, despite knowing sometimes that something is gonna go wrong, most times my assumption failed, and I was pleasantly surprised. 

Kaylee and Jay are a joy to read. Not your usually whinny and unresourceful teenagers. They're brave enough to stay true to themselves despite the difficult trials they have to go through. kaylee is the main point of view, but we also get a peek at the way Jay sees things, and she's just as interesting. They come across several allies in this new world, and they come from the most unexpected places, making our girls mature and question their previous conceptions.

The antagonists are very well created. Most times you're not sure who's friend or foe, but when you do, you wonder: how can someone be so damn evil?! Pernicious, selfish, revengeful, twisted creatures. A total contrast to the good girls.

Overall, I absolutely loved it! Its definitely one of those books that make you go to bed and just think about what you read, the kind of book you'll be thinking of for days. Despite being 505 pages long it didn't feel like it, it took me only two days to read it. 

You can follow the author here.
You can buy 365 days Alone here.
And for a limited time you can get the male POV 365 Hunted HERE!

Don't forget to comment and share! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Five Warriors by Angela J. Ford

The Five Warriors


Synopsis:
What if…
Your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
Your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
Your people were too cowardly to face a battle?
You stole an ancient power source?
You gambled with the fate of the world?

Review:
I'm a sucker for epic adventures, and The Five Warriors is definately one. Angela J. Ford takes her reader into a trapping world, so different and yet so similar from our own. The land is ill, people are being killed, and sometimes even worse. It is the crusade of our heroes to restore balance and vanquish an evil so great the immortals prefer to back down.
The characters are very well designed. Each with a dark past, a heavy load of grief, and a reason to fight on the war. Picking my favorite was hard, but i finally decided it will be Alaireia. A fierce and brave female warrior, and the reason is that for the first time I feel satisfied with how a female warrior is portrayed.
Short story long, I loved it. The descriptions were vivid, but didn't delayed the story, the characters had flaws that made you root for them even more. The plot was full of mystery, and kept me trapped. The end was a new beginning bering promises of another epic quest. Totally recomend it for, well basically anyone who enjoys a great adventure.

You can buy The Five warriors here.
And meet the author here.

Don't forget to share and like!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Jebediah's Crime Vincent Phan Tran


So, I just read a little sneak peek of the first instalment of The Hinge Series by Vincent Phan Tran, and I loved it. 4 chapters we more than enough to envision a world that is dark, and beautiful.
The lore is seasoned with different trades of known mythologies, which makes it both easy to understand, and rich. The characters are fun to follow, each with a different background and cultural trade, enriching the story. 
One of my favorite aspects is that is hard to take sides on the upcoming battle, there is no black and white, but several shades of gray. 
And it was just a taste! I can't wait to get my hands on the full book.
If you want to read the excerpt, all you have to do is click here: https://www.vincentptran.com/free/ 
You can find the author here: https://www.facebook.com/vincentphantran/

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ascension by Matthew Johnson




Synopsis: 
Sometimes love is not enough.

Exiled and orphaned by war, Jarrod begins cultivating a new life protecting those he once saved. When a strange woman and child enter Jarrod’s life, everything begins to unravel. A stronger, more powerful force sets the mechanisms of war into motion. Shadow casts over the land of man and the gods prepare to battle for the fate of the Created. Once more Jarrod discovers himself a tool for the divine and must transcend his limitations.

Ascension.

Rise with the Gods or fall with the dead.

Review:
The story has several points of view that allow you to know all sides of the war. A war that goes beyond the greed of an evil dictator, a war that will define the destiny of the entire universe. Jarrod is my favorite character, he’s our hero, though he often fails to see himself as one. Always protecting anyone who needs help even if jeopardizes his life, often times the voice of reason, Jarrod is an endearing and easy to root for character. The children he protects have lost a great part of their innocence and gained wisdom beyond their short age. 

We are also introduced to the gods. Powerful and greedy creatures that have shaped the universe and created mortals, some really wicked, some good, some fall into a Grey area. One of the antagonist is a god, and what a danger it poses for the destiny of all creation.

One of the things I liked more about Ascension is that you get to fully understand the reasons behind everyone’s actions, so much that sometimes you find yourself sympathizing with the villains. But certainly not all the villains are likable, there a couple you’d love to strangle.

Matthew Johnson has created a world that traps you. From the eerie deserts to the palace of the gods, all scenarios have their own beauty the perfect complement to a great story. And the end, is perfect, several questions solved but new mysteries to uncover, it makes you eager to know what’s next.
Action, mythology, love, hate, war. What more can you ask for?

To buy Ascension click here: Ascension Kindle Edition 
Also don't forget to check out my review on Retribution, the short story that's also a prequel of Ascension.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A girl named Blu By Charity Hodge



Check out Charity Hodge's debut, it looks great.
Description:
I hate my new school, and I desperately want to go back to my old school to finish up my senior year with the familiar faces and friends that I know.

My dad just got a new job in a new city with a promotion and a big fat raise. Now I have to live in a new city with no friends. Being the only black girl in a sea of pale faces makes me feel alone. My parents say to keep my head up and to do my best because the new school year will fly by before too long.

Yeah, right! My parents don't understand how alone I feel. 

That is, until him. Jasper Hartley, the new guy who befriends me and makes me want so much more. 
Sure, he’s gorgeous, but he doesn't act like a rich snob like some of the other kids at school. Jasper is kind, generous and built like a Greek god. He becomes my first and only everything.

I'm so happy that is until Brooke. She's a rich mean, snobby girl and her friends are just as rotten as she is. Brooke is determined to dig her talons into Jasper and snag him for herself. 

Rumors and lies swirl around me catching me up in an emotional rollercoaster. Heartbreak is imminent.

I'm not happy anymore. My heart breaks.

Along come, Kade Watson. Jasper's rival. Kade is pushy, funny, and sweet. He's determined to make me smile again and take me for himself.

But...

I still care for Jasper. The truth is, I love him.

So, what's a girl to do? I'm just a simple girl with small town values with a big heart. That's me.

Just Blu.

A girl named Blu is only 0.99! You can buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MQWRMF/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Her Blackened Soul by Isra Sravenheart

Her Blackened Soul (The Blackened, #1)Her Blackened Soul by Isra Sravenheart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Magic, blood, power, and love. Though not the mellow love story you usually encounter. The beginning was a bit slow,but once the story picks up its pace you really enjoy the read. Our female protagonist, Isra, is a powerful witch consumed by darkness, and unapologetic about it which makes her refreshing. In fact the entire story is refreshing, told from an entirely different point of view that would make you question your moral compass.
The descriptions are beautifully made allowing you to enter the scene and savour it, the characters have depth, and the end is not an end but a new beginning.

This is the author's page 
https://www.facebook.com/IsraSravenheart/

View all my reviews

Comment with Facebook

The Vixen’s Lead by Tate James

The Vixen’s Lead Tate James (Kit Davenport, #1) Publication date: September 19th 2017 Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance I ...