Sunday, August 31, 2014

For Love and Country by Elizabeth D Michaels Book Blast

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For Love and Country

For Love and Country


 When A Man Is Torn Between Honoring His Country And The Woman He Loves, The Best Option Might Be To Choose Both.   When Maggie du Woernig willfully ignores her parents’ admonitions and entangles herself with Nik Koenig, she is certain he’s the only man who will make her happy. Blind to Nik’s real intentions, she throws herself recklessly into a situation that could not only destroy her life but compromise the safety of her country.   Han Heinrich has resigned himself to working in the castle stables, mostly as an excuse to have contact each day with Maggie. His aspirations for a more fulfilling career seem fruitless, in spite of his father’s position as the duke’s highest advisor. But when Han learns about Maggie’s precarious situation, he is willing to sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves, and to save the country he would die for. He only hopes that someday Maggie will forgive him.


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  Praise for The Horstberg Saga:


 I completely enjoyed this book. The character development is fantastic. The author has a great sense of emotional storytelling that wraps you into the story as if you know,and can fully relate to the characters. This is the kind of story that touches the heart and the spirit. Well done. I look forward to the next chapter in the Horstberg Saga. This book kept me so interested, I had a hard time putting it down. Suspense, love without smut, emotions that so relate to everyday life. This author touched on it all. Such in depth understanding of human emotions with the characters. Firstly, I loved that this was a VOLUME! And what a great story to really sink my teeth into and get settled in with for more than just one sitting! Well written and thoroughly satisfying.


   Elizabeth

Author Elizabeth D. Michaels


Elizabeth D. Michaels began writing at the age of sixteen, immersing herself ever since in the lives created by her vivid imagination. Beyond her devotion to family and friends, writing has been her passion for nearly three decades. While she has more than fifty published novels under the name Anita Stansfield and is the recipient of many awards, she boldly declares The Horstberg Saga as the story she was born to write, with many volumes in the works. She is best known for her keen ability to explore the psychological depths of human nature, bringing her characters to life through the timeless struggles they face in the midst of exquisite dramas.






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Friday, August 29, 2014

Girls Who Choose God by McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding, Blog Tour




Product Description

From Eve to Esther, from the Samaritan woman at the well to the widow with her two mites, many women in the Bible have made courageous choices. All through the ages, women have chosen to help, to solve problems, to stand up for others, to strengthen families, and to follow God no matter what.
Girls Who Choose God invites young readers (and those who love them) to make important choices of their own, following the examples of great women in the scriptures. With breathtaking illustrations, beautifully told stories, and insightful discussion questions, this delightful book is perfect for sharing, reading aloud, and drawing children into the scriptures.
*In buying this book, you support educational and employment opportunities for LDS young women around the world. All of the authors' proceeds will be donated to Interweave Solutions. For more information about the organization's good work, visit interweavesolutions.org.

Product Details

  • Size:  10" x 10"
  • Pages:  48
  • Publisher:  Deseret Book 2014
  • Ages:  6-14
  • ISBN:  978-1-60907-882-9

About the Authors

MCARTHUR KRISHNA inherited her grit from her Utah pioneer great-grandmothers. With a master’s degree in communications from BYU, she co-owned Free Range, an award-winning marketing business focused on telling social justice stories. In 2011, she moved to the Magic Land of India and started writing books. More of her stories can be found at mcarthurkrishna.com
BETHANY BRADY SPALDING likes to stir things up in the kitchen and in the community. She has founded programs to promote health and nutrition in theUSA, South Africa, and India. Bethany currently leads a regional coalition in Richmond, Virginia, to create a healthier food environment for at-risk children. She loves to cook and climb mountains with her husband, Andy, and their three adventurous girls.
KATHLEEN PETERSON has illustrated twenty books, mostly for young people, on topics ranging from world religions to Hawaiian legends. Her art can be found in galleries throughout the West and at www.kathleenpetersonart.com. She and her husband, Steve, live on a farm in Spring City, Utah.


My Review:

Let me tell you all the reasons why I really like this book!  First, it has multiple stories about strong women from the Bible who were great examples!  They chose to do the right thing whether or not it was difficult and whether or not the circumstances were great!  Each one of these stories gives the scripture reference so you can look it up in the Bible yourself if you want!  The summaries of the Bible stories are just the right length! Not too long so little ones lose interest!  My favorite part of this book is the question that is asks the readers at the end of each story.  It helps the parents and the kids really think about how they act and how they choose to do things in their lives!  This book is great for multiple family home evening lessons or for any time when you want to teach your kids about doing good!  I highly recommend it to any young family wanting to teach their children about making the choice to follow their Savior.


You can pick up your own copy via Deseret Book.


Happy Reading!!!


Source:  Blog Tour for review

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spell Fire (Teen Wytche Saga #3) by Ariella Moon, Book Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!

Teen Wytche Saga 





                                                  The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon


 Think magic will solve your problems? Bring you love? Cure you? Protect you? Help you find someone who is lost? Think again. Magic tests friendships. It hisses, chirps, stinks up the room, backfires, and explodes. Magic forces you to make tough decisions. Shatter limitations. Discover your true self. When you use magic, expect results in the ultimate triple-un—unpredictable, uncontrollable, and so undeniable. And you thought navigating high school was tough.





 


 My Review:

Spell Fire is book three in the Teen Wytche series and it took me by complete surprise!  It wasn't as directly related to the first two books as I thought it would be, but the connections were there, just not as close as I thought they would be!  Spell Fire is about Ainslee who developed OCD and anxiety ever since her best friend disappeared in middle school.  Her parents are on the brink of divorce and she feels like she cannot control anything in her life.  When her parents decide to take a sudden second honeymoon, Ainslee finds herself thrust into the lives of her Aunt and Uncle whom she hasn't seen since she was three.  The time spent with them turns out to mean more than she ever thought it would!  What started out as being dumped for Christmas break turns into an unbelievable time for Ainslee!  Take a journey with Ainslee as she battles herself:  her emotions, her OCD, her lack of control!  I was amazed at the accuracy with which Moon writes about a person with OCD.  This is a fun and magical YA book that I recommend to any fantasy and paranormal readers!


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 Praise for the Teen Wytche Saga

Spell Check “Ms. Moon has crafted a spellbinding story. I was entranced within the first chapter,” Tifferz, 5-star Amazon Review “Spellcheck is a delightful teen romance about best friends, magic, and bad decisions.” Romancewriter, 5-Star Amazon Review   A great read that kept me captive, I couldn't stop reading! Ariella Moon has created a piece of art! I can't wait for the next book!” Jennifer Badgett, 5-Star Amazon Review


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Spell Struck "A fantastic YA paranormal read, reminiscent of the film "Practical Magic"! Spell Struck combines quirky but fun teen characters dealing with new schools, romance, and family problems, with magic, and more serious topics like suicide and kidnapping." Sarah E. Bradley, InD’Tale Magazine 5 Stars, Crowned Heart for Excellence   “The Teen Wytche Saga is a gripping series of books that combine otherworldly magick with the everyday struggles of growing up a teenager in America… Unexpected plot twists at every turn of the page grab you and hold on from start to finish.” Karyn Pickles, 5 Star Amazon Review   “I loved Spell Struck even more than I loved Spell Check!” Freddie, 5-Star Amazon Review


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      Spell Fire   This book looked fun and magical from the start … I really want to go back and get the first and second book now and read the series from the beginning. Ariella has made me fall in love with the characters in the middle of the story. I also can not wait for the fourth installment.” Becca Wilson, 5-Star Amazon Review   “Great cast of characters, diverse protagonist, fast-paced action and romance, and a touch of different types of regional magic all tied into a fantastic read. I would highly recommend these to any woman (no matter the age) looking for an uplifting paranormal romance!” Freddie, 5-Star Amazon Review   I loved it!!! Absolutely loved it!!!... “Overall a great book and an awesome series... I would definitely recommend this book to all the fantasy and YA lovers and hope that you guys will love it as I did.” CUTEsatarupa, 5-Star Amazon Review


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Author Ariella Moon

Ariella Moon is the author of the Teen Wytche Saga, a sweet Young Adult paranormal series. Ariella writes about magic, friendship, high school, secrets, and love in Spell Check, Spell Struck, and Spell Fire from Astraea Press. Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students who mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. Ariella is a Reiki Master, author, and shaman. She lives a nearly normal life with her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and an enormous dragon.  


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Spell Struck (Teen Wytche Saga #2) by Ariella Moon



Blurb:

What if the one person who saw through your lies and loved you, harbored a secret that could cost you everything?

When goth outcast Salem Miller casts a love spell on Halloween night, she asks for a boy who is handsome, magical, and artistic. She doesn’t count on Fate sending Aidan Cooper.

As a child, Aidan thought he was being rescued, not abducted. Now fifteen and homeless, he realizes he was taken because of his Gypsy blood. His kidnappers believe he’ll lead them to the Grey Grimoire, a valuable gypsy spell book. Madness. The book doesn’t even exist.

Or does it? 

Salem is charged with fixing a half-destroyed spell book, her last hope for saving her sister. Amy attempted suicide and the meds aren’t helping. Maybe a powerful Get Well Spell will cure her.

Aidan’s kidnappers will kill to attain the Grey Grimoire. But if he destroys it, Salem will hate him. Either way, he loses. Again.


My Review:

So Spell Struck is book two in the Teen Wytche Saga and I really enjoyed it!  This book focuses on Salem from book one and I loved learning her story and her character!  Aidan is the new guy in school and his story is tragic really, but we don't get to find out all of the details right away which kept me as the reader interested.  His story was dynamic and powerful enough to keep my attention to the very last page. I highly recommend you read book one first or you will be missing important information from the story!  Of course the 'teen wytche' is an integral part of the story and we find out even more about that!  So if you are a fan of wicca then you will like this book!  Most of all I loved the flow of this story, it was effortless and I was hooked to the end!  I look forward to reading book three!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Source:  Blog  Tour for review

Friday, August 22, 2014

Spell Check (Teen Wytche Saga) by Ariella Moon, Book Review


Blurb:

5 Reasons Evie O’Reilly hopes magic isn’t real:

1. Evie’s best friend Parvani Hyde-Smith plans to cast a binding love spell on Jordan, Evie’s secret crush.
2. Parvani begs Evie to help her cast the spell.
3. Everything goes wrong when Parvani’s harmless-looking Teen Wytche paperback morphs into a brimstone-hissing grimoire.
4. Desperate to stop Parvani, Evie must risk hex hives and even befriend Salem, the school goth.
5. If magic is real, and Evie can’t stop Parvani, then she’ll lose Jordan. The wrongful magic will do more than break Evie’s heart. It will destroy them all.



My Review:

I have had my eye on this series for awhile, so I was beyond excited when I was able to join the blog tour for the upcoming third installment in the series!  This first book Spell Check is a great YA book about a girl named Evie who lost her Dad while he was on a photography assignment in Afghanistan.  Evie's best friend Parvani and their friend Zhu and Jordan ( both girls' crushes) round out the main characters.  All of the fun and craziness begins when Parvani convinces Evie to help her cast a love spell.  What could go wrong?  Or maybe the question is what can go right?  This fun YA novel about friendship, love and a little bit of magic is a great read that I think anyone will enjoy!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy of Spell Check via Amazon.



Source:  Blog Tour for review

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Secret Bliss of Calliope Ipswich Book Blast and Giveaway!!!

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The Secret Bliss of Calliope Ipswich by Marcia Lynn McClure


“Oh! Do link arms with me, Calliope,” Blanche whispered, her brown eyes widening with apprehension. She took Calliope’s arm, tightly linking it with her own. “The old Mulholland house still gives me the willies every time I walk past it. I hate to think on what might have gone on inside. It’s truly terrifyin’!” “Oh, don’t be silly, Blanche,” Calliope said, feigning calm. “Poor Prudence’s lunacy…it’s sad. And besides, her fiendish acts were not committed inside the house. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just…it’s just a sad, empty building.” Calliope Ipswich felt the hypocrite, however, as an uncomfortable shiver of residual dread and unease shuttered down her spine, More than six months had passed since the All Hollow’s Eve when the dangerous state of Prudence Mulholland’s fracturing mind had been revealed to the townsfolk of Meadowlark Lake. And now, each time Calliope thought of poor Prudence and her family, not only did her heart ache for their family’s unhappy lot but a chill of lingering horror rippled through her being. In truth, at times Calliope wondered if it had all been simply a bad dream—a nightmare. But it hadn’t. It really had happened—all of it.


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Author Marcia Lynn McClure

Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.” Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.  


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ring Around the Rosie (Hostage Negotiation Team #4) by Julie Coulter Bellon, Book Review


Blurb:


Revenge is a dish best served cold . . .

As the ex-wife of a law enforcement officer, Sarah Reed has known loneliness and loss. In order to cope, she makes a life for herself that's full of routine while building a wall of ice around her heart. Everything about her is as predictable as she can make it until a tiny detour for her ex-husband, Ron, changes her life forever. Caught in a bomb crisis, Sarah is taken hostage by a man who wants Ron and everyone around him to suffer---and his idea of suffering is more terrible than Sarah had ever dreamed.

Captain Ron Reed has seen the worst of humanity in his job with the Hostage Negotiation Team, but he never expected his past to come back with a vengeance---literally. Aaron Starks, a criminal explosives expert, has stolen next-gen bomb technology. He uses it to force Ron to bargain for the lives of his team and his ex-wife, Sarah, the woman he still loves. But the situation escalates when Ron discovers that Starks has an even bigger objective in mind---using the bomb to show how vulnerable America and her people truly are.

Ron is willing to risk everything to save his country and those he loves, but when negotiations break down, will his sacrifice be too little too late?




My Review:

This fourth installment in the Hostage Negotiation Team Series had me on the edge of my seat almost the entire book!   Right away the action and suspense began and I loved every second of it!  Bellon never lets up with the in-your-face action, suspense and heart-pounding, tense situations!  I felt like I was right there watching each scene unfold before my eyes!  Finding out the story behind Ron, the faithful captain of the hostage negotiation team, really brought the series full-circle for me.  I felt like I now knew and understood each team member!  While I think you could read this book fine as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the other three in the series first for the best possible reading experience!  Bellon hit one out of the park with the Hostage Negotiation Team Series and I highly recommend them to any fan of suspense!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.



Source:  Author for review

Monday, August 18, 2014

Every Girl Does It by Rachel Van Dyken, Book Review



Blurb:

When I was little, I was under the impression that guys rode in on white horses and rescued the fair damsel from the dragon. They'd ride off into the sunset, share true loves kiss and live happily ever after.

Nobody ever told me it was a lie.

Or that the only guy who would rescue you in High School was the school nerd with Star Wars t-shirts and glasses thicker than an airplane window. 


I guess it shouldn't come as much of a shock that once I graduated high school and started "my career" the first guy to sweep me off my feet was a complete loser, followed by someone who still lived with his mother, and finally coming full circle to where Im sitting now. At some chicks wedding while my boyfriend stands up in the middle of the ceremony and yells, "I object!" 


Disney did not prepare me for this. 


Bad gets worse when I run into the ghost of high school nerds past only to find him a smoking hot firefighter. Unfortunately, he remembers how I treated him, so now I'm the nerd and he's the sexy one. Pretty sure Karma's coming for me in a really big way especially considering Preston refuses to leave me alone and ends up on vacation with me and my friends, friends he stole by the way, in Hawaii. 


He says he likes me, yet annoys me at every turn, and I can't help but think he wants some sort of revenge for turning him down in front of the entire student body. One things for certain, this vacation? Not going to end well. Besides it's not like I'm going to fall for him...nope. Not..at *cough* all



My Review:

Always a big Van Dyken fan, I grabbed Every Girl Does It as soon as it was re-released!  (This is her first novel)  I fell in love!  Every Girl Does It is laugh out loud funny (so people may give you strange looks when you burst out in laughter)  and I just couldn't believe the over-the-top and bigger-than-life personality of Amanda.  She makes the entire book what it is...and that is a lot of fun and hilarity!  Preston is so cute and sweet, any girl would love to fall for him!  Together with Amanda, they are like fire and ice!  I loved the Brad and Angelina bit and how Ashlyn fit into the ending

was perfect!  If you want some laughter and fun, plus romance, please read this book, you will be so happy you did!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy of Every Girl Does It via Amazon.



Source:  I purchased this book

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Black Heart (Hindsight #2) by Kelly Martin, Book Review



Blurb:

I've told you the beginning, and it nearly killed me. I told you how I met Jordan-- J-- about how I fell for her, even though I hadn't planned on it.

Now you want to know about him? About Oliver Weston? The guy with the blackest heart of any man I've ever met?

Fine, I'll tell you. It's what I'm paying you for, isn't it? Doesn't mean I have to like it. Doesn't mean I have to spill my guts.

Except...

I guess it does.

The middle isn't so hard to talk about. I'll tell you how I defended J's honor, how I went to jail for her, our time in the women's room at the jailhouse-- we'll get to that.

I'll tell you what kind of man Oliver Weston really is... what sort of idiot I truly am.

I loved her.

He knew it.

He used it to blackmail me into one of the worst decisions of my life.

I trusted him.

I trusted the Devil.

And J paid.


My Review:

Let me start by saying that you need to read the first book in this series (Out of the Blue) or you will be completely lost when you start The Black Heart.  The Black Heart picks up where Martin stopped at the end of the first book.  Once again it grabbed my attention and held it throughout the novella.  The mystery kept me reading until the last page and then Martin left me frustrated because the answers I seek are not to be found until the last installment of the series!  Overall this is a great read, especially if you don't have a lot of time to read.  I recommend buying the first and second and reading them back to back!  This mystery novella hit the spot for me and was just what I needed sans the conclusion in book three!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Source:  Author for review

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Out of the Blue (Hindight #1) by Kelly Martin, Book Review


Blurb:

Start at the beginning...

You want to know how it all began. How I fell for her? How I started to love...?

You want to know how I met Oliver Weston. How I grew to hate him? Why I did what I did?

You want to know how it all began?

Because every story has a beginning, doesn't it? Even mine.

Especially mine.

I loved her. I still do.

And I hated him.

Still do.

So this is it. The start. My 'in the beginning'.

This is how an average guy from Oklahoma ended up here... talking to you. 

It all started innocently enough. I needed a place to live. Jordan needed a roommate. 

It hit me out of the blue. 

I only wish it had ended differently.

But we will get to that later. For now, I need to talk about Jordan-- and how she changed my life.




My Review:

When I first started Out of the Blue I was kind of shocked because it is written from a male perspective and he is recounting memories for the reader.  The idea really grabbed me because the majority of books are not written this way.  Walker is the narrator and he tells us about how he met J and the mystery of the small town where they are attending college.  This novella is magnetic and the question of "whodunnit" was so powerful that I found myself eagerly reading each page!  If I had read Sherlock Holmes books, I would imagine that this may be something like them with a modern twist. Even though she was a minor character, I loved Mrs. Bainbridge and also the mystery of J's brother Joshua.  Seriously the small town and the mystery charmed me from page one!  Out of the Blue was hit for me!  The only downfall is that the rest of the story will be found in books two and three!  So hurry up and write Martin, write!!!



You can pick up your own copy of Out of the Blue via Amazon.


Happy Reading!!!


Source:  Author for review

Friday, August 8, 2014

FREEBIE FRIDAY!!!! A Bid for Love by Rachel Ann Nunes



Blurb:


Cassi is the head buyer for a prestigious art gallery in California. Jared is a buyer for an exclusive New York gallery. Sparks fly as the two come head to head in a bidding war for a hideous but very expensive Indian Buddha from the Kushan period. Each is determined to win the statue, but others also want the Buddha at any cost. Thugs, art forgers, the FBI, or Jared's beautiful and alluring boss who will end up with the statue? During a string of hair-raising exploits, Cassi and Jared are forced to develop a tentative friendship that deepens into romance. Will they survive long enough to see it through?


FREE right now on AMAZON!!  This is the first in a series of three books and I loved it!  I read it years ago when it was titled, Love to the Highest Bidder, before Nunes reformatted and renamed it.  It is an awesome love story and I highly recommend it to any romance reader!  Hurry up and snag a copy while it is still free!  Happy Friday and Happy Reading!!!



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux, Book Review



Blurb:

Falling hard never felt so good.

Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team.

The heart doesn’t always listen to reason, though...

The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she falls for him. But they are on opposite sides of the competition, and their futures are headed in opposite directions. Will their friendship blossom into more or are their paths too different to cross?


My Review:

I am so excited that  Comeaux decided to write a spin-off from her Edge Series!  I loved that series and now we get to learn the story of the young pairs team that Emily and Sergei were coaching.  Courtney's story has sparks flying in the romance department but still clean which this reader appreciates!  I found myself pulled into Courtney's story immediately and there was no turning back!  Comeaux has a way of keeping the reader's attention throughout the entire book by her great storytelling skills!  I couldn't put the book down, I had to know what happened with Courtney and her partner's dreams of the Olympics.  Also high on the list was having to know about Courtney's love life!  Would everything work out for them or would it be doomed from the beginning?  There is magic in the air in Crossing the Ice!  Comeaux made me fall in love with figure skating all over again!  I am crossing my fingers and hoping there is another book in the future!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.



Source:  Author for review

Monday, August 4, 2014

Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway



Son of War Daughter of Chaos Blog Tour



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Son of War, Daughter of Chaos

Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for the signs: people with greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and have the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks—things that get in the way of having a normal high school life. When Aislynn’s mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can’t stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she’s been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she’s prepared or not.  


Excerpt from the book:

An Egyptian tomb is only a good place to die if you happen to be the pharaoh for whom it was built. And maybe not even then. I didn’t intend to room with any of the deceased, which meant the sooner I got out of this place the better.
My flashlight swept over the figures on the mural in front of me. A feeling of danger and expectation clung to everything here, as thick as the dust. On the mural, a warrior with bright green eyes stared back at me. Horusian glowing eyes. I could almost see the smugness in his expression, an expression that said he was coming for me. Or at least his kind were.
Behind me, something creaked. Footsteps.



My Review:

I am a new reader to Rallison and if all of her books are as unique and engaging as Son of War, Daughter of Chaos, then I will be a fan for life!  This book is so different what most of what is out there right now.  It is contemporary but has Egyptian myths and legends that Aislynn (the main character), finds out are real and she is now in the middle of it!  Why can't her teenage life be normal?  It is far from normal but definitely exciting and full of adventure and love, or what she thought was love. She has to learn who she can trust, who she is and where she belongs.  I loved this book more than any other than I have read in a long time! There were so many different details that went into the story and so many emotions that Aislynn experienced. She had tough choices to make and it endeared her to me even more.  If you want a great book full of adventure, myths and legends come to life, and family and love then this is the book for you!  A page-turner to the very end, I am hoping beyond all hope that Rallison will write another after this one!  AMAZING!


  Janette Rallison

Author Janette Rallison

 Janette Rallison is old. Don’t ask how old, because it isn’t polite. Let’s just say she’s older than she’d like to be and leave it at that. Janette lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, five children and enough cats to classify her as “an eccentric cat lady.” She did not do this on purpose. (The cats, that is; she had the children on purpose.) Every single one of the felines showed up on its own and refuses to leave. Not even the family’s fearless little Westie dog can drive them off. Since Janette has five children and deadlines to write books, she doesn’t have much time left over for hobbies. But since this is the internet and you can’t actually check up to see if anything on this site is true, let’s just say she enjoys dancing, scuba diving, horse back riding and long talks with Orlando Bloom. (Well, I never said he answers back.)




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Friday, August 1, 2014

Tempest Revealed by Tracey Deebs, Book Review





Blurb:

Half-mermaid Tempest Maguire is trying to have it all: fulfilling her duties as second-in-line to the merQueen Hailana while periodically returning home to the California coastline to be with her family and longtime boyfriend, Mark.

Living under the sea and rebuilding Coral Straits is grueling work, while being back home reminds her of everyone she loves and misses. But when her old flame Kona arrives bearing news that Hailana has died and Tempest is now officially merQueen, she returns permanently to Coral Straits, even though it devastates her family and rips her apart from Mark.

Once there, she discovers that an old enemy has resurfaced, hell-bent on taking over her throne... with or without her. As Tempest prepares for her final showdown against Tiamat and anyone who stands with her, she must decide what - and who - is really important to her. Because there will be few survivors in the ultimate sea battle that is brewing - and Tempest isn't sure she will be one of them



My Review:

Tempest is back and and so is the action!  I thought the most action was seen in book two of the series, but Deebs holds nothing back in Tempest Revealed!  The heat level of the romance adjusts to the highest setting as well while still remaining clean (thank you Deebs!).  Once I began reading this third installment in the series, I seriously (no pun intended) could NOT put the book down!  My eyes were burning with fatigue yet the magic Deebs weaves with the story is undeniable and I was under the spell!  The action, suspense and dynamic of all involved culminates into one amazing mermaid tale!


Happy Reading!!!


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