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{Book review} The coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

Title:The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

Author: Jessica Sorensen

Series: The Coincidence #1

Genre:New adult contemporary romance

Purchase: Amazon

My Rating: 5

 

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved. Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe. For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him. Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.
Veer

 

My thoughts

 

So, What do I think? I came across this book when browsing Amazon for some books and I have to say that I love this cover! It didn´t hurt that the book only cost me 0,99$ on an offer.  Now that I have read it I can honestly say that I gladly would have payed like 10$ for it. That´s how good I think it was. The story itself is very sad. We get to see the story from both Callie and Kaydens point of view which I really like.  Callie has been through extremely tough things that she has a hard time getting over since she has had to cope all by herself for the last 6 years. She meets Kayden one night, helps him and the next day she goes of to college. Kayden is guy that is also in a lot of pain that he can´t seem to just shrug of. Which I totally understand. The things he lives with every day for most of his life would crush anyone but he learns to live with it by putting up a wall around him. Both Callie and Kayden finally sees some light in the tunnel as they get to leave town to go to college. Only the problems don´t go away since they are both scarred for life. Kayden could not stop thinking about the girl who saved him and when they end up at the same school he tries to get closer to her. That was harder than he thought since Callie has a huge wall build around herself aswell. This is a story that is heartbreaking and raw. You really feel with these characters and want to console them both. It is revolving around tradegy and struggle and we get to follow them through it. The book ended with a BIG cliffhanger which I could have handled better if I had the second book in my possesion but I will have to wait two months for it. I want to read it now! This one I can strongly recommend.     

 
 

 

Excerpt from Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott

Excerpt from Beg for Mercy

 

 

Before any one of us could say anything, a tall girl, clad in a taupe leather vest and animal print painted-on pants with golden tones of blond hair hastily pulled back in a braid, materialized in front of us.  She was a vision to behold, appearing out of thin air.

  “Where is he?” she demanded.

  I’m sure my eyes were wide because she focused on me. Her golden eyes burned into me like fire.  I had a moment of choice, to fight or flee.  “Who?” I asked boldly, surprising myself.

  Her eyes narrowed into slits when she spoke, mimicking the shifters with her stance. She gave no notice to my tone with her arms folded across her chest. “The rat fink who cheated on me with my sister,” she said coolly.

  “Bernadette,” a voice said behind me.

  I whirled around as did Flynn who’d been standing beside me.  Sebastian was poised directly behind me.  He was gorgeous, dressed in a charcoal shirt and dark wash jeans.  He stole my breath away just by the sight of him.  My heart rate leaped more than it had when the mysterious girl appeared in our path.  

  I turned back around when the girl, Bernadette, began to speak again.  Her arms were no longer folded in front of her.  Instead they were extended in front of her.  “Rat,” she said sternly.  Her eyes were on fire.  “How could you kill my sister?” 

  Lightning fast, her hands were a glow in fiery orange orbs.  Revving up, like a pitcher in a baseball game, I noticed Flynn move for the first time.  He began moving forward with timid steps.  Even though things were moving quickly now, I caught every detail that happened.  I felt arms come around my waist and darkness begin to invade my eyes.  I knew what was about to happen.  Before the obscurity overtook my vision, Bernadette’s attention was on Flynn.  I had a moment to see her blast him back with a fiery ball before I’d been transported elsewhere.  I had no way of knowing if he was okay.

  I didn’t even let Sebastian speak, “What the hell? Take me back!” I yelled.  With the trees still surrounding us, I knew we were still in the woods but that wasn’t my concern.

  “I just wanted to make sure you’re safe,” he said calmly holding out his hands in a gesture of peace from my wrath.

  “Flynn could be hurt,” I exclaimed.

  He nodded and a moment later he was gone.  I hoped he was going to get Flynn because if he wasn’t he wouldn’t have to worry about Bernadette.  He would have to worry about me.  With life and death an issue, I’d found who I was.  I was a fighter not a flighter. 

  If the events of the evening weren’t scary, I might have laughed when Flynn and Sebastian reappeared in an embrace.  They looked at each other for a second before separating rapidly.  I scrutinized Flynn.  He appeared to be okay so, I had to assume he was.

  “What the,” Flynn began to say when a voice boomed out from not far away.

  “I know you’re there Rat.  You can’t hide from me.”  I recognized that voice even though I’d only heard it once.  Bernadette had found us just that quickly.  I saw the glowing balls of fire in the distance.  Sebastian came to me at that moment.

  “I don’t want to leave you, but I think if I do I will draw her away.  I’m sorry for this. I’ll be back to check on you as soon as I can,” he said in a whisper before disappearing from my existence.

  His assumption was wrong. “So you’re the girl he’s with now,” Bernadette said from about thirty feet away looking at me.

  Yes, he’d most assuredly been wrong.  She hadn’t left.  Crap.  So, I answered her with an emphatic, “No.”

  She hadn’t waited for my answer and it was too late for me to react.  I stared like a deer in headlights.  A glowing ball of heat was already headed my way.  Flynn saw it before I did and his reflexes had been better than mine.  I was on the ground with him on top of me when the orbs soared passed.  The burning ball of flame narrowly missed him with the slight exception of a burn on his right arm.  The orbs blasted bark off the tree they hit that was behind us.

  Bernadette was closing in on us now.  This time it would be impossible for her aim to miss.  Bleakly, I thought it would be a great time for Sebastian to make a reappearance.  A bright light like a car’s headlights shined through the trees casting a white glow onto her.  For whatever reason her face grew pale, then she dissipated.

  I shifted under Flynn’s weight turning to see what made the illumination, but it was gone.  Besides being in the woods, I wasn’t even sure where we were.  There must have been a road nearby and the beam of car lights somehow frightened her away.  I couldn’t fathom why car lights would frighten her but I wasn’t going to knock the gift horse that saved us.  What I hadn’t expected was the figure to appear through the trees.

 

 

 

 

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{Author guest post} When I'm not writing by Shannon Dermott

Shannon Dermott is the author of the cambion series that include Beg for Mercy, No Mercy, Waiting for Mercy and the soon to be published Angel of Mercy. Be sure to look her up because she is a very talented author!

 

We wanted to know what Shannon do when she is not writing so we asked her to write a guest post about it! 

 

 

When I'm not writing by Shannon Dermott

 

When I’m not writing I can be found with my family, shopping or reading. And oh, how I love to read. But I don’t often have the time to.

 

When I do have a chance to read, I’m reading books by some of my favorite authors.

 

One of them is Nancy Straight. Both of her “new adult” series Destiny and Touched are two of my favorite. Her stories are innovative and unique. I love the way she weaves romance and action to keep your heart pumping. I won’t say more because I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say that they are really worth picking up.

 

Another favorite author of mine is Charlotte Abel.  She has an edgy young adult series called Channie named after the main character. This series is funny and sexy but still YA.  She also has a “new adult” series that begins with the novel, River’s Recruit. Another world rich series that is so imaginative and interesting, I read through the night.

 

One more series that I’m dying to read is the final book would be the Significance series by Shelly Crane. The book is Independence.  Oh my goodness, this series is so good. Sweet but on the edge of your seat kind of good. The final book has been released, but I haven’t yet had the time to read it. However, I have it on good authority that it is really good. It tops my list as the next book I will read.

 

After the holidays and I finish Angel of Mercy, I will be picking up a book.

 

 

 

 

 

{Book review} Witness by Jamie Magee

 
 

Author: Jamie Magee

Title: Witness

Series: See #2

Genre: Young adult, paranormal romance

My copy: e-copy received by author

Purchase :Amazon, e-book

My rating: 4 feet

 
 
 
 
 
 
Forgetting who you are is hard, but not as hard as remembering. Remembering that you have no idea how to face your demons, how to save the lost.
Charlie is at a sacred threshold.
The ‘glass box’, as she calls it, is slowly falling. Her childhood has ended. The moment she has yearned for, the moment where she can go and do anything, anything at all without seeking permission is now. She’d dreamed of this time, all of her friends had, but now that it’s here, she doesn't know which way to run, or if she should even run at all.
Charlie knew that running would be a goodbye forever, and she didn’t want that, she wanted to freeze the time she was in, to stay in the calm before the storm, the illusion that she could out wit the ones who seek her, hold the one she loves, and play the music that gives her passion. She’ll soon discover no one can hide from their fate, that time does not stop in place, and that whether she chooses to perceive it or not, the darkness has come.
What Charlie feared most, losing him, is a threat now more than ever. A realm, a dark and twisted dream world has called him, and now she must fight to save him, and others like him. Standing in her way is a soul from another life, a boy that promises that he will destroy her world, to save her life. With this threat in hand, with the dark path that her friends are on, Charlie must fight to find a way to leave, to trust that beyond her dimension there are souls that can help her, help all of them. The only question is, will she find them before it's to late, and if she can't, how is she going to use her gift, the gifts they all share to save them
 
My thoughts
This book is just as good as the first one in this series. It is well written and has a unique theme that I really like. Who wouldn't like the idea of soul mates and different dimensions with gifted people. I just love to be inside Magee's world. It is amazing. The story is both sad and beautiful with a feel of deep love, confusion and desperation. This is a story about protecting the ones they love and do anything to get rid of a hunted past.
 

Both Charlie and Draven has great personalities. I love both of them. And they have such a strong love for each other but they both have a jealous streak that is causing trouble for them through out the story. In the end they have to learn how to trust each other if they want to overcome the hardship they face, but I guess we will have to see what happens in the next book to see how that goes.

 

The story is exiting from the very start and has a kind of fast pace but not to fast. It was actually perfect for the story line. You will keep turning pages in this one for sure. Because you want to know how they will deal with the darkness that surrounds them and will they ever come Chara the dimension they all hope to one day be able to flee to? I guess you will have to read this if you want to find out! 

 

This was a great read that I strongly recommend.

 

 
 

{Book review} Beautiful creatures by Garcia and Sthol

 

Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Sthol

Title: Beautiful creatures

Series: Caster Chronicles #1

Genre: Young adult, paranormal romance

My copy: Hard cover

Purchase: Amazon, kindleAmazon, paperback

My rating: 4 stars

 

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
 
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
 
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

 

My thoughts

This book was awesome! I loved that it was written from a guy's point of view. And even if it is from Ethan's POV it is like the story evolves around Lena the girl he falls for. The girl with powers greater than anyone could know and a curse hanging on her shoulders. This book is about them, it is about their connection to each other but most off all it is about saving Lena, from a horrible faith and it is a race against time. It was written in such an awesome way and it was not just about Ethan and Lena it is also about the people in Gaitlin. The good and the bad. It is also about southern manners or sometimes lack of them. It is about Gaitlin as a town and all the crazy and not so crazy traditions they have.  What I want to say is that not only do you get to know Ethan and Lena but you also get to know a town and all the people who lives there and all their secrets. This was a book that was hard to put down. It was intriguing, exciting, funny, sad and sometimes it made me a bit angry at all the small minded people in that town. This book involves you with the characters and their problems and their happiness. This is a book that I highly recommend you to read! It is well worth it, I promise! 

Book review: Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Title: Veer

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Series: Clayton Falls #2

Genre:New adult

Purchase: Amazon

My Rating: 3 stars

 

Only when you let go can you learn to live.
Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.
Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.
When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.
Veer

 

So, What do I think?

 

The first book in this series called "Derailed" I really enjoyed a lot. That made me look forward to reading this second book in the series. The two main characters in this one we get to follow on the sidelines in Derailed and I didn´t really pay them that much attention except that I thought that Gavin was this obnoxious self centered guy who had way to much confidence.  Boy was I wrong! He was not obnoxious at all =) Once you get into his head and sees his point of view you really start to understand him a lot better and I started to really like him. He has been through some though things that set him on a different path in life than he expected. Sure, it turned out to be great for him in the end but the way there was not smooth sailing. Becca comes to town to spend summer with her best friend Molly after the death of her mother. She is just looking for a quiet and nice summer, which she will not get buy the way heh. Becca has also been through really hard things with taking care of her dying mother and then eventually the death of her mother. She also has some safety feeling-issues that she has to deal with after a traumatic life event in her past. The attraction between Gavin and Becca is kind of a rollercoster sometimes with insecurities and confusion.  I loved the feeling of the story. It´s a pleasant read with nice pace and never a boring moment. It is not an action filled book but there are still things happening that makes you want to continue. Alyssa Rose Ivy was great at painting a world with letters and I could really picture this little town in my head. I almost want to go there!  So, if you are looking for a cozy and easy read  and you should pick this one up!

 

  

Book review: Emanare by Taryn Browning

Author: Taryn Browning
Title: Emanare
Series: Destined #1
Genre: Young adult, Paranormal romance
My copy: e-book received by author for review
My rating: 4 stars
 
 
 
 
 
Samantha Campbell is born into an extraordinary family of females. Only she is different from her ancestors...Sam wakes in a Baltimore bar missing memories of her college life. Now the target of a demonic presence, she learns she is a weapon designed by evil to destroy her family’s divine fate. The demon royalty will do anything to ensure Sam’s loyalty to their cause. But Sam is tough. She refuses to give in without a fight and partners with a secret group of students to regain her memories and rewrite her destiny.
 
 
My thoughts
I really liked this book! It was sweet, exciting and funny at times. But I didn't think it would be anything less. I enjoy Browning's writing style and loved Dark seeker so I was sure I would like this one and I did. 
Sam our heroine has problems, not only has she lost her memory but she is juggling feelings for three guys! I just found that a bit funny because she is so confused by her feelings and frustrated because she has no memory for any of them. The author did a great job with describing how confused she feel and you don't know if you should laugh because to be honest it is kind of funny at times or if you should feel sorry for Sam and the guys. I just mostly felt bad for her. 
I really liked Sam and all her issues. She has no memory but she doesn't let that stop her and she is relying a lot on her intuition and her gut feelings and to be honest I would have to if I were in the same situation but it is also what is causing her major confusion. 
I love the guys (eh, not the demon but the other two) and I still haven´t decided who I like best.  They are both dreamy and really good to Sam but in different ways. 
But even though this is a love story in a way with a big triangle over their heads it is mostly focused on a really big threat against Sam. And her destiny becomes clearer and clearer as Sam starts to remember more and more with a little help from her friends and all the boys in her life.
This was a fun exciting read that I had no problem reading in a day and a half. It had kind of a fast pace but not too fast just enough to keep you interested. I never found it slow or boring. It was a great read and I am so looking forward to read book 2 in this series and see what happens to Sam who has a lot of problems to deal with in a near future!
 
 
A little teaser:
"Would you like to come over to my house for breakfast?" The tips of his fingers made their way down to her neck. "Uh - What?"
She could barley respond. Her legs curled into a ball and she clutched her pillow in her hand. "Are you even breathing?" He laughed and pulled her hair back over her exposed neck."
"Yes." She lied.
 

Book review: Emanare by Taryn Browning

Author: Taryn Browning
Title: Emanare
Series: Destined #1
Genre: Young adult, Paranormal romance
My copy: e-book received by author for review
My rating: 4 stars
 
 
 
 
 
Samantha Campbell is born into an extraordinary family of females. Only she is different from her ancestors...Sam wakes in a Baltimore bar missing memories of her college life. Now the target of a demonic presence, she learns she is a weapon designed by evil to destroy her family’s divine fate. The demon royalty will do anything to ensure Sam’s loyalty to their cause. But Sam is tough. She refuses to give in without a fight and partners with a secret group of students to regain her memories and rewrite her destiny.
 
 
My thoughts
I really liked this book! It was sweet, exciting and funny at times. But I didn't think it would be anything less. I enjoy Browning's writing style and loved Dark seeker so I was sure I would like this one and I did. 
Sam our heroine has problems, not only has she lost her memory but she is juggling feelings for three guys! I just found that a bit funny because she is so confused by her feelings and frustrated because she has no memory for any of them. The author did a great job with describing how confused she feel and you don't know if you should laugh because to be honest it is kind of funny at times or if you should feel sorry for Sam and the guys. I just mostly felt bad for her. 
I really liked Sam and all her issues. She has no memory but she doesn't let that stop her and she is relying a lot on her intuition and her gut feelings and to be honest I would have to if I were in the same situation but it is also what is causing her major confusion. 
I love the guys (eh, not the demon but the other two) and I still haven´t decided who I like best.  They are both dreamy and really good to Sam but in different ways. 
But even though this is a love story in a way with a big triangle over their heads it is mostly focused on a really big threat against Sam. And her destiny becomes clearer and clearer as Sam starts to remember more and more with a little help from her friends and all the boys in her life.
This was a fun exciting read that I had no problem reading in a day and a half. It had kind of a fast pace but not too fast just enough to keep you interested. I never found it slow or boring. It was a great read and I am so looking forward to read book 2 in this series and see what happens to Sam who has a lot of problems to deal with in a near future!
 
 
A little teaser:
"Would you like to come over to my house for breakfast?" The tips of his fingers made their way down to her neck. "Uh - What?"
She could barley respond. Her legs curled into a ball and she clutched her pillow in her hand. "Are you even breathing?" He laughed and pulled her hair back over her exposed neck."
"Yes." She lied.
 

Book review: Christmas in Magnolia Cove

Author: Rachel Hanna

Title: Christmas in Magnolia Cove

Series: No

Genre: Adult, contemporary romance

My copy: E-book amazon freebie Purchase:Amazon, ebook

My rating: 2 stars

 
 
Madison Carter's life is perfect, or so she thinks. As the top interior designer in Atlanta, clients are clamoring to work with her. She has the town's most eligible and handsome bachelor, Connor Strickland, all wrapped up and ready to marry her. Best of all, she's left her tormented past back in Magnolia Cove. When she uncovers a secret about her fiance, she flees back to her family in Magnolia Cover - to a mother who loves her, a sister who despises her and a past full of the bullies who made her life miserable in high school. Can Christmas bring about new opportunities for love, business and forgiveness?

 

My thoughts:

First of all, I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I was so ready for a good Christmas read, but I must say I was disappointed. This book was to shallow to be good and frankly a bit corny at times. Everything went by way to fast and the author only scratched the surface when it came to both the story line and the emotions and thoughts of the characters. That made it kind of hard to relate to the main characters Madison and Wyatt. The time frame was between thanks giving and Christmas and a lot happened during that time frame that just made it feel like you looked at a movie on fast forward. This was an easy read but it was not really all that good. I could read it but there was nothing more to it really.

Giveaway of Remembrance by Michelle Madow!

It is Christmas eve and only one week left this year. And to celebrate the end of this awesome Author spotlight month with Michelle Madow she wanted to have a giveaway!
This giveaway has to parts.
You have the chance to win one copy of Remembrance in paperback if you are located in the US but no need to be sad if you are located anywhere else you still have the chance to win a copy of Remembrance as an E-book! So everyone is a winner! 
 
Read Sandra's review of RemembranceNew Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet. Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she seem to get him out of her mind? Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair of them soon find that fighting fate isn't going to be easy.'
 
 
So to clarify! We will pick two winners! 
One from US who will win a paperback 
and one international winner who will win an E-copy
 
 

{Book review} From the Ashes by Simone Snaith

Author: Simone Snaith

Title: From the ashes

Series: The Fairville woods #1

Genre: Young adult, paranormal romance

My copy: .mobi/kindle received from author for review

Purchase: AMAZON

My rating: 4.5 stars

 
 
 
Imagine that every sixteen years, you died and started over, with no memory of the past. Could true love ever find you? Only if it were immortal.
In 1915, a coven of vampires attacked the town of Fairville, MA, the disappearances making headlines. Sixteen-year-old Lundy Guillory and the boy who loved her, Harlan Wallace, discovered the culprits, so the vampires devised a cruel punishment: Lundy was cursed to die and be reborn every sixteen years, each time retaining no memory of her past lives. Harlan was turned into a vampire, so that, immortal, he would be tortured with the task of finding her again in every new life, and telling her their story. Over ninety years later, Lundy Lawson and her parents move into Fairville, one month before her sixteenth birthday, with desperate hopes that the doctors there will be able to help Lundy, whose health has been diminishing steadily.
But Lundy begins to have strange dreams. First there seems to be a ghost in the library, trying to reach her; then a stranger shows up at her window at night - Harlan, unearthly, impossibly pale and sharp-teethed, and madly in love with her. It's Lundy's first lifetime back in the town where it all began, and this time she and Harlan have their chance to break the vampire's curse.
 
 
My thoughts
 
This was such a great vampire story! One of the better I've read actually. It was so intriguing and it had it all, suspense  romance, a little bit action and drama, it was the perfect love story with a twist. I read this book in one day! So I would say that says a lot right? This was a story that had me hooked from the first page to the last. It is well worth 4.5 stars.
 
I loved the way this story was written. Snaith is so good in describing the scenery, what characters smell, touch, hear and see. It is like I was right there with them. It was really written with passion and I could really feel what they were feeling, like the anticipation before that very first kiss.
 
Lundy is such a strong character and even though she is very sick she doesn't let it stop her. Yeah she has some depressions but over all she want's to beat this sickness and she is not giving up.
And then we have Harlan *sigh* he is just so dreamy and the way she describes him is just well dreamy and strong really. And he is also very stubborn and doesn't want to give up either so together they make quite a team.
 
This is a story that stays with you. I am still inside their world and I just want to get my hands on the next book in this series. I want to know what happens next. You should buy this book right now because it is well worth you time, you won't be sorry, I promise!!!!
 
A little teaser:
 
He climbed in through the window without a sound and she threw her arms around him on impulse. He squeezed her hard, sighing in her ear. "You're all right," he breathed, his voice hoarse with relief. He pulled back from her and studied her face. "But you look so tired."

Author: Mary Parker

Title: The Awakening of Leeowyn Blake

Series: The Kahl'Nar saga #1

Genre: Young adult, Urban fantasy

My copy: Epub received by author for review Purchase:Amazon, kindle | Amazon, paperback

My rating: 4 stars

 
 
I'm a normal teenager. I have a normal teenage life with normal teenage problems. The summer is my heaven. I live with my mom during the summer months. We stay in her tiny condo in Jacksonville, Florida. My parents split up when I was little. I'm not sure why. My mom never talks about it. Whatever it was, it was bad enough to make my mom pack me up in the middle of the night when I was four years old and run to my Gran's condo. My mom got the condo after Gran died. From that time on all I had known my entire life was beach life. Until four years ago. Until my uncle found me.

 

My thoughts

I loved this book. It was great. It was intriguing right from the start and I had a real hard time putting it down, not impossible, but it was hard. It was intriguing with all the secrets and half lies that continued through out the book. But for our heroine it was frustrating, but it made you want to know more, to read more. I´ve never really read anything like it before and I loved that.
 
Our heroine Lee, is a really strong young woman and she doesn´t take bullshit. She knows they are lying to her and she even tries to get answers but she doesn´t anyway so she decides to wait them out. She knows she will get her answers soon enough. 
 
I also really like the side characters Alex and Peach. Alex her maybe boyfriend and Peach her best friend are both important to the story but it will soon be revealed they have a secret or two as well. And well Alex is dreamy of course but there arn´t that much romance in this one, just a tiny bit but I do hope that lee's and Alex's relationship evolves in the next book. I want to see them together not just almost together.
 
The story itself is great. It´s filled with excitement, secrets, dangers, loss, betrayal, friendship and a little love. It´s the perfect cocktail for a great read. This is a paranormal story and I must say that would have never guessed what Lee and the others are. Trust me you will keep guessing until they reveal it themselves. I loved that. I was so intrigued by not knowing, there was no way I was going to stop reading until I got the answer. 
 
I can´t wait for the next book in this series! It was awesome and so worth your time!
A little teaser: I had the strangest feeling, like I was forgetting something, but I couldn't remember what. Which I suppose was the definition of forgetting something. I had a vague impression of beeing in the woods, which was sheer foolishness. The woods were strictly off limits.
 
 

{Book review} See by Jamie Magee

Author: Jamie Magee

Title: See

Series: See #1

Genre: Young adult, paranormal romance

My copy: received by author for review

Purchase: AMAZON

My rating: 5 stars

 
 
Forgetting who you are, your ambitions, your passions is crippling….but remembering – embracing your purpose with a new sense of determination is more than empowering….it's life altering. Charlie Myers is on a life altering path that will cause the dammed to humble in silence. One night…just a few friends, how could it go so wrong? That was the question seventeen year old Charlie Myers was asking when she found herself in the ER. Outwardly nothing was wrong with Charlie, she was a vision of perfect heath, internally she was battling a raging headache…one the doctor told her she would overcome shortly, but Charlie knew something else was wrong …very wrong.
Part of her had been stolen…she was missing memories. Those memories were sacred. They held the key to her sanity. They told her that the sinister whispers, the shadows that came to life before her were not as ominous as she felt they were. They held the bond with her late father, a famed musician. They caused her to forget the one talent that allowed her to face the darkness that haunted her every waking hour. They also masked a much deeper bond, the face of the one that had stolen her heart, long before the age of seventeen.
Sitting in the ER with her angry mother she couldn’t figure out what she was missing, or even how. Her thoughts told her that she needed to protect Britain, a friend of hers, but that didn’t make any sense – Britain didn’t need to be protected from anyone, he was strong, young, and absurdly wealthy. Charlie also knew that even though her friend Bianca called Charlie her best friend, she didn’t trust her …she was almost sure she despised her, but she couldn’t figure out why, or understand how random thoughts were telling her that she adored both Britain and Bianca – that they were her saviors – that they brought silence to the unstoppable whispers, but the silence scared Charlie. In her mind anyone or anything that could bring silence to something that dark could not be good.
Charlie wanted to stay in NY, figure out what she was missing, why, and who was behind it all, but her mother had other plans. Against her will, Charlie was sent to Salem to live with her sister, within that small town Charlie found her memories and so much more. Her story begins now.
 
My thoughts:
 
This book was completely captivating from the very first word. It was completely amazing. There are really no other words to describe it in my thin vocabulary. I mean I knew it would be good since I´ve already read three books in the insight series by Magee... but really, amazing!
 
I fell in love with this story and the characters. Magee has a way of just captivate you as a reader. I was completely lost inside this story and felt I was unable to get out of it until the last word was read. This book was enthralling from the very first page and you are thrown right in the middle of the story. There was not a dull moment. 
 
I love Charlie. She has no memory of so much in her life she is missing the best part of her self and it´s like she is incomplete but she is not the one to give up. She is such a strong and amazing character and you just have to love her. I also really like that since she doesn´t know who she is, neither does the reader that in itself makes this story intriguing and compels you to keep reading.
 
Then we have Draven. I just love that name by the way. Well what can I say about him without giving away to much. Well of course there is a love story between Charlie and Draven but it is a love story like not other and it is completely captivating. Magee is so good at describing the characters feelings. It´s like the reader is right there and feel them too.
 
Like in the insight series I was so captivated by this story line. I love the world Magee has created. A world with many dimensions and true love. A true soul mate for everyone but the trick is that your soul mate might be in another dimension. 
 
This book is so worth your time and even though this is a sister series to The insight series it is not a problem to read it as stand alone series.  This is a book you should pick up right this minute and start reading!
 
 

{Book review} Under the desert moon by Emma Meade

Author: Emma Meade

Title: Under the desert moon

Series: No

Genre: Paranormal romance

My copy: Epub received by author

Purchase: AMAZON

My Rating: 3.5 stars

 

 

 

17 year old Erin Harris spends her time daydreaming, hoping to escape her small town life in Copperfield, Arizona. When a movie crew arrives unexpectedly to shoot a vampire film over the summer, Erin’s small town world changes forever. Erin is positive she has seen the star, James Linkin before in a thirty year old TV show. He hasn’t aged a day. How is this possible? Erin is determined to find out, but how will James handle the scrutiny of an all too intelligent teenage girl?

 

My thoughts

I really liked this book it was good, it was more than just a nice read which is why I gave it 3.5 stars instead of just 3 stars. But it wasn´t amazing, It was good and worth reading but it was not a book that will stay with me for a long time like some books.
 
I liked the story line. It was different but not a the same time. It was also kind of exciting when everything seemed to unravel and make it impossible for James and Erin in so many ways.
 
I also liked their love story and the fact that Erin wasn´t all that accepting at first. she was a real down to earth sort of girl. James on the other hand had his head somewhere up in space.
But I guess they sort of complimented each other in a really good way. 
 
But I wasn´t all that impressed with the characters over all. I kind of had a hard time to relate to any of them. And I think it´s because of the way the story was written. It was difficult for me to get a good feel of their feelings and emotions. It was all sort of light weight if that makes any sense??
The ending was very realistic and probably how an end for a teenage girl who is down to earth would end in real life but this is a story! And it is a paranormal story, I wanted something more. Something unexpected and totally more up in the stars or something. 
 
It was good read. and it was worth reading I didn´t feel like I wasted my time but there just wasn´t anything WOW about it.
 
 
 
 

Author interview with Michelle Madow!

 
We hope you haven´t missed that we have the awesome writer Michelle Madow with us this month and she will have some fun things for us every week . Today we have an interview with her so that you readers can get to know her a little bit better. I hope you will enjoy and please be back on Sunday when she will have an excerpt for you guys from her very first book Remembrance.
 

INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE MADOW

 
 
1. How did you come up with the idea of Remembrance?
 
Remembrance was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. (I am a HUGE Taylor Swift fan!) After I watched the music video, I had the idea for a story about a high school girl who sees her soul mate for the first time, and gradually remembers a past life they shared. There are lots of Taylor Swift references throughout the book!
 
2. Have you ever been in a similar situation as Lizzie with the whole love drama?
 
Not at all! The entire love triangle (love square?) story came completely from my imagination. 
 
3. How long did it take you to finish Remembrance?
 
It took me seven months to write the first draft, and then four months to edit it. It was so awesome to prove to myself that I could finish my first novel!
 
4. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
 
I love spending time with family and friends in my spare time. I also love reading, watching television, seeing movies, and traveling. Recently I’ve been getting into makeup and learning new tricks from YouTube Beauty Gurus to create different looks. 
 
I also used to be a dancer in high school—I did mainly ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Dance took a lot of time, though, and I stopped dancing in college once I realized it wasn’t something I was going to pursue professionally. I can also sort of play guitar, but I’m not very good at it!
 
5. When did you realise that you wanted to become a writer and how old where you when you started on your first book?
 
I’ve always created stories in my mind and have enjoyed writing, but I didn’t consider writing as a profession because I wasn’t sure if I could complete a novel, or if anyone would be interested in my ideas. Then I took an Intro to Creative Writing class when I was a junior in college. (I was 21 years old, almost 22.) I turned in the first chapter of Remembrance for a homework assignment, and my teacher and classmates loved it and encouraged me to write more! The positive feedback meant so much to me, and I decided that I would never know if I could complete a novel if I didn’t try. By the end of my junior year of college, I had finished the first draft of Remembrance.
 
6. What is one of the most surprising thing you have learned when writing?
 
I was surprised to discover that I enjoy the editing process more than drafting. Drafting is very tedious for me. I’m not a fast drafter—I can usually only write 1,000 – 1,500 words a day before feeling like each sentence is a struggle to get through. But when I’m editing, I can go for hours without taking a break! I love taking the draft of my story and making it the best it can be. 
 
7. What would you like to say to those who have not read Remembrance?
 
I hope you consider checking out the series to see if it’s something that interests you! It’s a modern day fairy tale, so if that sounds good to you, you will most likely enjoy Remembrance.
 
8. Any tips for aspiring authors?
 
The biggest piece of advice I have if you’re writing a novel is to make sure you have a solid writing schedule before you start drafting. While writing Remembrance, I wrote 1,000 words every weekday, in between my afternoon classes. If you don’t have a routine and daily word count goal, completing a draft will be difficult. Remember that writing is not a sprint—it’s a marathon. Slow and steady will get you to the end. It’s amazing how much progress you will make if you discipline yourself to write a little bit every day!
 
 
TIMELESS, the third and final part of the Transcend Time Saga by Michelle Madow, released on November 20, 2012. The Transcend Time Saga is about a high school student named Lizzie who has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England, but doesn’t realize it until she meets her soul mate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return. The series began with REMEMBRANCE (published July 25, 2011), and continued with the short story VENGEANCE (published December 8, 2011). The series has sold a significant number of copies so far, and has received much praise from reviewers.
 
Quotes from Reviewers about TIMELESS "The combination of time travel, magic, and love makes Timeless an unforgettable page turner!"-For Those About to Read
"Timeless had great twists, particularly towards the end. For something inspired by a Taylor Swift song, Michelle has come up with a great series!"-Addiction to Words Reviews "Just when I think I know what to expect, Michelle throws me a curveball! It was spectacular. And marvelous. And a little bit daring, which is what makes Timeless stand out so much!"
-Sparkles and Lightning Purchase links: REMEBRANCE: Amazon | B&N | book depository | ibookstore | kobo VENGENCE:       Amazon | B&N | book depository | ibookstore | kobo TIMELESS:         Amazon | B&N | book depository | ibookstore | koboFor more info about Michelle Madow and her books go to;
 

Book review of Abrahams men by Kristen Selleck

Author: Kristen Selleck '

Title: Abrahams Men

Series: Birch Harbor #2

Genre: Young adult, Paranormal romance

My copy: paperback, received by author for review

Purchase: AMAZON

My ratinng: 4 stars

 

 
 
 
College sophomore Chloe Adams returns to Birch Harbor determined to find the remnants of the secret society known as Abraham's Men.Yet, the only clues she has are the words 'find Ian Rose' and a strange coded journal that once belonged to her father. No longer able to hear the voices that have plagued her for most of her life, and finally having the loving home she has always dreamed of, Chloe struggles to define what she wants-- Until fate and her mentor conspire to offer her the chance to discover the truth. Unfortunately, the truth might kill her.

 

 

My Thoughts

 

I loved this book! It was just as interesting as book 1. In the first book we get thrown inside chloe´s world of chaos. Well it was chaos in the sense that she dealt with an inner chaos, a struggle with her own sanity. She left behind her a life where everyone including her own family thought she was insane. She came to Birch harbor for a new start and she struggle with her mind and her doubt about her insanity but as the story goes we get to know it is the afterlife she hears not voices created by her own mind and she is starting to get to terms with that. In this book when we meet up with Chloe again she is doing well but of course the afterlife has plans for her as does she. She needs to find out more about Abrahams men.

 
This books is so exciting and a real pageturner. It is such a great ghost story and it is also a little creepy. I always found books about the insane really creepy but that just makes it even better. But this is also a love story and a great one! You just have to love Seth, Chloe´s boyfriend. He is just so dreamy and perfect.
 
The best part of this story has to be the end! It was such a cliff hanger and that was unexpected becuase that is not at all how the first book ended and I thought we would get to know more about Abrahams men in this one but I guess we will have to wait foor book three. I can´t wait, I am so excited to read the next one.
 
if you like a good ghost story, a lot of asylums and with a little bit love in the mix, you will love this book! It was a great read well worth your time!