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Wednesday, June 29

Warning to all Women!!!

I recieved this email today! It is emails such as this that cause realization, that I am not sure what this world is coming to.. When a human being will use a child to lure women. With any luck I won't me here that long; I know where I plan to be next!!!


Sheriffs Department Warning FAMILY PLEASE  READ !

This is from the County Sheriffs  Department, please read this message very
carefully:  

This message is  for any lady who goes to work, college or school or even
driving or walking the  streets alone.  If you find a young person crying on
the road showing you  their address and is asking you to take them to that
address... take that child  to the POLICE STATION!!  No matter what you do,
DON'T go to that  address.  This is a new way for gang members (MS13) to
rape women.   Please forward this message to all ladies & guys so that they
can inform  their sisters & friends and family.  Please don't feel shy to
forward  this message. Our 1 message may save a life.  Published by CNN &
FOX  NEWS (Please circulate).. **Please DO NOT IGNORE!  Thank you  !
Sheriffs Department Warning FAMILY PLEASE  READ !

Monday, June 27

Review: Amber Frost by Suzi Davis

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Title: Amber Frost

By: Suzi Davis

Genre: Paranormal Young Adult Romance

Self Published (December 7th, 2010)

My Copy: Early Reviewer Copy from Author

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About the book:

Grace Lynn Stevenson is an eighteen year old girl who recently moved with her wealthy, but busy parents to a new city. She's popular, pretty and rich - what more could a girl want? But deep down, she's sad, lonely and plagued by nightmares.
When she meets Sebastian Caldwood at her new private school, she's inexplicably drawn to him and his strange tattoos. Sebastian always gets what he wants - he simply has to wish it; but he's fighting his own inner demons, and struggling to remember a past that eludes him. When he remembers that he is much older than he looks, he realizes that he's seen many people live and die, including Grace.
Once Sebastian realizes his true nature and finds what he has been searching for the past hundreds of years, he also realizes that it is now up to him to protect Grace from the dangers that have plagued them throughout eternity.

Reviews Plate Suzi Amber creates a very magical world of love and sacrifice. While a slow start the novel picks up in intensity and intrigue. The main characters are charismatic and attractive. Grace being the picture perfect beautiful young girl; surprising carries a heavy load of doubt and darkness that will allow readers to relate to her character. Sebastian on the other hand is unique and mysterious that will grab readers with intrigue. Honestly I had a hard time not picturing this character as a young Jack Sparrow in the beginning; with his jewelry and tattoos I kept finding myself being carried toward this humorous comparison. As the story continues it become evident that he is nothing like a “Jack Sparrow”, but rather a very attractive and mysterious young man. The story a fresh new twist in the paranormal that I very much enjoyed. The romance between our two main character is honest and true; giving romance lovers a thrilling experience. Readers will enjoy being overcome by this story and its characters alike. I look forward to seeing more about this journey in books to come.

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Spotlight Interview with Suzi Davis

I had the pleasure of reviewing Amber Frost by Suzi Davis. This is a remarkable read that will grab readers for the duration. With realistic characters, and a new twist in the paranormal genre readers will devour this magical story. Suzi was a pleasure to meet, and took time to answer some questions about this great book. Here is some info about the book.

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About the book:

Grace and Sebastian are eighteen years old and inexplicably drawn to each other. When Grace discovers that Sebastian has a powerful yet uncontrollable ability to make happen whatever he wants - she realizes too late that she's already in love with him. Sebastian can’t explain his strange powers or his lack of memory beyond the past few years.

As their romance continues, Sebastian begins to remember disjointed images and sensations. As he attempts to piece the mystery of his past together, he realizes that not only has he lived for a much longer time than he originally suspected but he has also seen many people live and die, and then live again, including Grace.

Once Sebastian realizes his true nature and finds what he has been searching for the past hundreds of years, he also realizes that it is now up to him to protect Grace from the dangers that have plagued them throughout eternity.

 

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Suzi shared with me some detail into her characters, and well loved book. I thank her for taking the time to talk with me, and look forward to more about Grace and Sebastian in the next book.

- Where did you find your inspiration for this novel?

Amber Frost began with the idea of Sebastian’s character. I kept thinking about this mysterious boy whom strange things happened around and it all took off from there. With each day, Sebastian’s presence in my thoughts grew; I kept thinking about his complicated and confusing past and his powerful yet uncontrollable ability to make whatever he truly wanted come to be. I was so interested in and excited about his character and the possibilities he presented, that the story began writing itself. I love the characters in the Lost Magic Series and it has been fun and exciting for me to write about them. I find myself thinking about my characters often and not because I have to but because I want to – and because they won’t get out of my head!

- Did you intend for readers to begin with an odd impression of Sebastian. Were the feelings toward is character intended to grow as the story progressed?

Sebastian is not your typical male, romantic “lead” – it’s one of the things I’ve always liked about him. He’s mysterious and enigmatic but he’s also just a really complicated and quirky individual. I think even if he was just a regular teenage boy with no supernatural abilities or past, he would still be very different from most teens. He’s strange but I think he’s also quite fascinating – even I want to know more about him!  I think as the story progresses and more of Sebastian’s past and his true nature is revealed, it’s easier for the reader to understand his character too and some of his motivations. I hope that most of my readers will love him right from the beginning (as I did) but the rest may fall in love with him as they get to know him more, just like Grace did.

- Was it difficult to write about Grace's lack of zest, and uncomfortable in her own skin personality?

I found most of my characters easy to write about (except for Grace’s mother because she is basically the complete opposite of my own). As far as Grace’s character goes, I don’t really see her as lacking zest. She is submissive at the beginning of the novel but there is always a passionate quality to her too. I love that fire within her that at first she tries to dampen and deny, but as her relationship with Sebastian progresses and her life begins to change, she begins to let that passionate fire within drive her. The way Grace views herself is quite complicated too. She’s not exactly “uncomfortable-in-her-own-skin” but she is uncomfortable with all the roles that others expect her to fulfill. She’s confident in her physical, outer beauty but she’s also uncomfortable because of it and the way she is perceived and expected to be. Like I said – complicated.

- When can we be on the lookout for another book in The Lost Magic Series? If so how many books are you planning for this series?

The second book in The Lost Magic series will be made available by ireadiwrite Publishing later this year (Winter, 2011). When I was writing Amber Frost, I had always planned on there being a sequel and so it was very easy to continue the story where it left off at the end of the first book. The second book in the series is a natural continuation of the story that began in Amber Frost. I certainly have enough material to write several more books too – whether I will or not, I can’t say at this time. I’ve also thought about going back and exploring how Sebastian’s story began and the hundreds of years that passed before he reencountered Grace. There are several possibilities but I’m not ready to commit myself to my next project just yet!

- Anything that you would like to share with my followers about your writing experience?

I am very lucky in how positive my writing experience has been. It truly has been like a dream for me – I loved writing each and every word of Amber Frost and to be published and to get to share this story with others has been such a great experience. I truly do appreciate each and every one of my readers and their interest in and support of my work. I’m very excited for the release of the second book in the series and I think that my readers are going to love it even more than the first book. It has been so much fun writing Book Two – I can’t wait to share it!

 

Sunday, June 26

Review: A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

 

a need so beautifulTitle: A Need So Beautiful

By: Suzanne Young

Series: A Need So Beautiful Book #1 (June 21st, 2011)

Publisher: Balzer and Bray Books

My Copy: Review Copy provided by the Publisher

BookWhisperer Rating: four stars

About the book:

We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...
Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.
But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.
Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.

review plate This is a novel about love and sacrifice, and what it truly means to be selfless. It is interesting that this young girl has been experiencing this gift for most of her life, but she has no idea what her talent truly is. The story start with her as a young adult, and this happens to be the point in her life when “the Need” is beginning to increase. With every occasion it seems that Charlotte’s web of lies is growing deeper and deeper for her to cover of this seemingly horrible truth.While for the world she may be a savior; this young girl is giving up everything she loves to continue bringing light to the world.  It is a very heartfelt story that will pull at readers heartstrings and sympathy. There is almost a spiritual feel throughout this story; especially with the consistent battle Good vs Evil readers will question their own character. Young wraps up the story with a very intense and emotional ending. Although, lacking the huge show down I anticipated I believe that this author took a more personal ending that fits the story nicely. The last paragraph of the book is what I would describe a short epilogue, and it carries promise for a sequel to come. A Need so Beautiful is a very easy and effortless read that will have readers question their own character. This story is well worth the time spent reading it.

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Friday, June 24

Reading Now!

Check out the book trailer for A Need so Beautiful by Suzanne Young. So far this is an awesome book! Be ready for my review shortly…

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Review: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

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Title: Flat-Out Love

By: Jessica Park

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Self Published (April 11, 2011)

My Copy: Author provided Ebook for review

BookWhisperer Rating: 5 button copy

About the book:

Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.
Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it.
When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.
And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.
To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Reviews Plate Flat-Out Love is a heart stopping love story that took my breath away. This young girl that finds herself about to begin college, and homeless after being scammed through the internet. Luckily, a family that happens to be her mother college buddy takes her in. Julie seems to make a sudden acclimation into this family. I was impressed by the author’s ability to keep this from seeming unrealistic. It was entertaining to see the seeming sibling banter between Julie and Matt, and the older sister role that Julie embraces with Celeste. As the story begins to unravel the courage is evident in Julie to embrace the situation; rather than move on. She becomes determined to find a way to help Celeste and the rest of her family. She is aware that everything happening with Celeste is not only a danger to her, but Matt as well in that he no longer has a life of his own. Knowing full well that this was a romance novel; the author was creative in establishing relations with various characters. Readers will question “Is this it?” throughout the story. Although, I must say that once you have begun the romance it clear and concise. With a twist it this relationship it will transform, but it still breath taking throughout. This is by far one of the best romances I have read in my book blogging journey. This will definitely be a story that I will read many times over. I found myself up way into the morning hours just to finish this truly lovable story. The wit and charm of the novel with carry readers way. With just the right mixture of love, loss, and tragedy Flat-Out Love promises for a memorable spectacular read.

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Sunday, June 19

Review: Between the Lines by Tammara Webber

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Title: Between the Lines

By: Tammara Webber

Self Published Novel

Date Released: April 29, 2011

BookWhisperer Rating:

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About the book:

When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always—film another blockbuster hit and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he’s confronted with unexpected obstacles on location like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years.

Emma Pierce just got her big break after more than a decade of filming commercials for grape juice, department stores and tampons, and more recently, bit parts in made-for-TV movies. Nailing the lead role in a wide-release film sent her agent, father and stepmother into raptures, and should have done the same for her. The Problem? Emma is experiencing a building desire to be normal, and starring in a silly, modernized adaptation of one of her favorite novels—opposite the very hot Reid Alexander—isn’t going to advance that aspiration.

Graham Douglas doesn’t fear playing the part of a nerdy dimwit; when it comes to choosing film roles, if it pays, he’ll do it. Besides, his friend Brooke Cameron snatched up the role of the bitchy hot girl and could use his help as a buffer, because her ex is the star. Graham has no problem keeping a handle on the situation, until he finds himself attracted to Reid’s costar, Emma, the girl Reid is pursuing full-throttle with his standard arsenal of charm, good looks and arrogance.

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Between the Lines is a twisted love triangle placed in the Hollywood shine and glimmer. Emma Pierce is a independent and courageous young woman trying to make it in the acting world. When he lands her new part she may find it to be more than she anticipated. This is a novel about the reality of what is really entailed when shining behind a movie screen. Reid is your typically egotistical heartthrob that is used to the his sliver spoon lifestyle, but when Emma crosses his path she may just change his life. I personally spent the entire novel attracted to the character of Graham. The strong, steady, and consistent protector will create an instant attraction for the readers. The conclusion offers a very shocking and unexpected twist that will leave readers impressed with the ending. 

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Reading Right Now

I am currently reading Tammara Webber’s Between the Lines. This is awesome story that I look forward to attracting the young generation readers. Check out the book trailer below, and add it to your own TBR list.

Review: Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

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Title: Unlovable

By: Sherry Gammon

Series: The Port Fare Series Book #1

Publisher: Word Paintings Unlimited (January 19th, 2011)

BookWhisperer Rating: 5 button copy

About the book:

Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with her jutting bones and her dark-ringed eyes. She’s struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done thus far.
Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he’s developed strong feelings for Maggie. Seth’s working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic heroin peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, while Maggie fights to stay alive as the search turns deadly.

Reviews Plate Unlovable is a remarkable love story. Captivated within the first pages, this was a thrilling and quick read. I have found myself to be a sucker for the undercover ops men, but this was much more than the mysterious undercover gorgeous man. It was a story about Maggie, and her alcoholic mother. It was about this young woman's courage to overcome everything that she should be and could be; to become something exceptional. More importantly it was about this young man's ability to see the superficial layers, and fall in love this poor abused girl that is too stubborn and hard headed to accept charity from anyone. Readers will envy the relationship of these two love birds. Individually they are giving and wonderful people, but together they are awe inspiring and exceptional. Both with difficult pasts Maggie and Seth are mature beyond their years. The level of commitment in the store with stop readers dead in their tracks. I loved every heartfelt minute of this story, and I am distraught to see it all come to a close. Although, the highlight of my day was finding their will be two more books in the series. Book 2 will be the story of Cole, and book 3 will be the story of Booker. Though I must say that I believe I might stay a little partial to Seth and Maggie; I hope the next books will somewhat include them as well. I would recommend this read to anyone that liked books such as: Perfect Chemistry, The Girl I Used to Be, anything by Jennifer Echols, or Leaving Paradise. This was a truly breath taking love story that you don't want to miss.

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Wednesday, June 15

Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick

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Title: Forgotten

By: Cat Patrick

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Publisher: Little Brown Books (June 7th, 2011)

My Copy: Early Review Copy from Publisher

BookWhisperer Rating: four stars


About the book:

Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.
When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

review plate A novel that will push readers to question “what if”. London Lane is a very interesting girl that has to relearn her life every single day. After a traumatic experience as a child; London remembers the future, but can not retain anything from the past. This is a very intriguing concept, and readers will find their selves questioning the possibility of such an experience. Would it truly be possible for someone to survive living with no past memories? For London memories are erased every single day at 4:33 am. The only way that this young girl can force herself to remain even remotely normal is when her dedication to notes that she will have to reread every single day. As the story progresses some latent memories resurface giving readers hope for the future of this character. The story is very entertaining and will grab readers from the start. The conclusion developments anticipate a sequel the story, and what the future for London Lane will offer.

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Sunday, June 12

Review: Dead Rules by Randy Russell

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Title: Dead Rules

By: Randy Russell

Publisher: HarperTeen (June 21st, 2011)

My Copy: Early Review Copy from Publisher

BookWhisperer Rating: 3 button 

 

About the book:

Till death

Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever.

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But Jana's destiny was fatally flawed. And now she's in Dead School, where Mars Dreamcote lurks in the back of the classroom, with his beguiling blue eyes, mysterious smile, and irresistibly warm touch.

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Michael and Jana were incomplete without each other. There was no room for Mars in Jana's life—or death—story. Jana was sure Michael would rush to her side soon.

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But things aren't going according to Jana's plan. So Jana decides to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true—no matter what rules she has to break.

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Dead Rules makes me thing beetlejuice crossed with high school drama. The idea is truly unique and inventive which readers will appreciate. The pace is a fairly slow one that will create a slight reading challenge. Although, as the story progressive the intrigue and suspense will press readers through the remaining story. Overall it is an enjoyable read, but lacking as an unforgettable experience.

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Guest Post by Jools Sinclair

 A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of reading one of the best self published novels that I have come across. 44 by Jools Sinclair is a creative and captivating read that had my undivided attention from the start. Jools was interested in a creating a little something to share about this novel, and I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to share it. I want authors to share what they want, so I asked Jools to tell us anything she wanted to share. It was quite intriguing check it out below.

From the Mind of Jools Sinclair44

When I was a kid, my grandfather was rushed to the hospital immediately after his aorta burst open, and his chances for survival were slim. In fact, his doctors later told him that most patients die within 6 minutes of such a rupture. But he didn’t, and lived to tell the tale.

And what a strange tale it was.

He insisted that he had seen his entire surgery from above, listening in on the doctors’ conversations as they frantically tried to save his life. He told us that he watched, without any sort of pain, as the doctors plunged silver instruments into his flesh, and felt at peace when the room went into chaos after he flatlined.

For years after that event, I was fascinated with stories about near death experiences. I went to the library and bookstores and read all I could about them. By the time I graduated high school, I was probably an expert to some degree. I just loved reading about people visiting “the other side,” and then returning with their stories.

And sure enough, all these years later, this fascination crept into my book, 44, with my main character Abby Craig being declared dead after drowning in lake, and then being brought back to life by doctors. (I did change something, though. Abby’s near death experience isn’t filled with tunnels and white light and happy reunions with dead family members.)

But looking back, the strange thing is that I hadn’t thought about my grandfather’s near death experience in years. As I sat down to write 44, I was focused on other things: A girl struggling to put her life back together, sisters needing each other, and the different locations around the small city of Bend, Oregon. I wasn’t thinking about my grandfather at all, or all those other stories I’d read about years ago. But I guess it didn’t mean those memories weren’t there waiting, bubbling around in my subconscious, hoping for an opportunity to be brought up to the page.

Writing is full of these unexpected surprises. Even if the subject matter seems very straightforward, very clear cut, there’s always so much more behind it. Emotions, experiences, memories, dreams. All of it goes into writing. But sometimes, you only recognize these things until later.

Thank you Jools for sharing this experience with my followers. It has been a pleasure to meet you. I look forward to seeing what more you have for us in the future.

If you missed my review check it out here.

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Tuesday, June 7

Review: Stay with Me by Paul Griffin

Title: Stay With Me

By: Paul Griffin

Genre: Young Adult Romance

My Copy: Early Reviewer Librarything

BookWhisperer Rating: 4 button copy - Copy

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About the book:

Fifteen-year-olds Cece and Mack didn't expect to fall in love. She's a sensitive A student; he's a high school dropout. But soon they're spending every moment together, bonding over a rescued dog, telling their secrets, making plans for the future. Everything is perfect. Until. Until. Mack makes a horrible mistake, and in just a few minutes, the future they'd planned becomes impossible. In this stark new reality, both of them must find meaning and hope in the memories of what they had, to survive when the person they love can't stay.

Reviews Plate It appears that Paul Griffin stepped outside of the box for this lovable novel. With his line up of novel this seems to be a first for this well established author. With a very slow start Stay With Me turned out to be an excellent read with a very tearful ending. Cece and Mack are very different species, but they manage find love somewhere in the middle. Mack is a arrogant and hard headed hoodlum that is destined to make all the wrong decisions. While Cece is the kind hearted and loving good girl that is destined for a broken heart. My heart shatters for these two characters when it is so obvious that life has a different plan for them. There happily ever after may not be in the cards, but Griffin will offer you a romance that will beg the question was it worth it anyway.

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Sunday, June 5

Review: Fateful by Cheri Schmidt

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Title: Fateful
By: Cheri Schmidt
Self Published Novel (April 7th, 2011)
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Review Ebook from Author

BookWhisperer Rating: 4 button copy

About the book:

A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it's silly to wish for that, naive even. But she's met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well.... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux.
While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he's no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire.

Reviews PlateThis self published author will take readers by surprise this this captivating and spellbinding story. Danielle and Ethan are wonderful characters that will instantly grab the readers attention. What will start out as an abrupt and spontaneous attraction will flower into a deep seeded romance. As with all new authors the story does contact evidence of a inexperienced writer, but she will compensate for any flaws with this wonderful and mystical story. Fateful is a fresh new look at vampires, and will always include a variety of magic creatures not typically found in most vampire romances. Cheri Schmidt is new and upcoming author that shows promise and creativity. Be on the lookout for this name in books to come.

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Saturday, June 4

Review: Drowning in the Dark by Allison Karras

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Title: Drowning in the Dark

By: Allison Karras

Publication Date: Feb 11th, 2011

BookWhisperer Rating: Four Star

About the book:

There’s a demon walking the streets of Freeport. And only teenager Samantha Carver can stop it.
It’s hard to outrun your past. But that’s what Sam thought she could do. After moving to a sleepy town on the Oregon coast to live with relatives, she thought she was safe. She thought she could be someone different. She thought she could be a normal teenage girl.
However, the quiet coastal town of Freeport is no refuge. After a girl at the high school is brutally murdered, the police believe Samantha’s cousin and best friend, Terry, is responsible.
But Samantha knows what her friends, teachers, and the police don’t. The murderer isn’t human. Samantha has seen this before. Too many times. She has witnessed the dead rise from their graves and do unspeakable things. She carries the scars on her skin and the sorrow in her soul to prove it.
The evil that she thought she had left behind in the rotting graveyards of her past is still stalking her.
Will Samantha be able to save Terry, Freeport, and herself from the malevolent power that threatens to rip her world apart? Or will she succumb under a surging tide of evil and drown in the growing darkness that surrounds her?

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Allison Karras debut novel was a gruesome and horrifying experience. Sam is a innocent girl with a very dangerous and terrifying job. To watch this young girl tring to protect the world is terrifying. Drowning in the Dark is not your typical heroic young girl kicking butt and taking names, but rather a child struggling to destroy things that go bump in the night.  As a reader I seem to struggle with Zombies as not being plausable in their storylines, but in this incredibly short story they were no problem at all. It is effortless to follow Sam and Terry through the pages of this story. I believe the simplicity comes from the detailed Demon/Zombie theory. Although, I was mildly uncertain of the Samantha and Terry relationship throughout the story. It appears as though the interest of these two characters carries further than brotherly or sisterly. I understand from the start Sam declares the relation is not blood, but this still seemed somewhat odd. The conclusion offers a fresh new twist that left me with more questions than answers. The future of Samantha, Terry, and Shane is wide open, and I am anxious to see what this author has instore. Karras debut novel is a wonderful display of her talent that promises more to come.

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Another Cover Alert

OMG! I love it... This is the best Allie Beckstrom cover yet. I like the whole front view of Allie... We finally get to have a good look at her tattoos. Although, the best I might add is just how much of a bad a** she looks. Do you agree?

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I love all of the Iron Fey Series Covers!!! Even though they all have the same theme they all still enchant me!

Friday, June 3

Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

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Title: Passion

By: Lauren Kate

Series: Fallen Series Book #3

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
June 14th, 2011

My Copy: Advanced Reading Copy from Publisher

BookWhisperer Rating: four stars

 

About the book:

"Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever."


Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .
Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.
Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.
Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

review plate Luce and Daniel’s story continues in this angelic novel that carries them through millennia of love and loss. Passion gives background and understanding to the whole Fallen series. Lauren Kate created an exceptional story with a very tedious storyline. As the characters jump through past readers will come to understand more about the past that Luce has only heard of. The pace of this novel compared to that of Fallen and Torment is incredibly slower creating a bit of an obstacle in reading. Although, Kate excelled in keeping the readers attention with some well documented encounters for the past and present Daniel and Luce. Passion has paved the path to what feels will be a big finale. While I enjoyed this book just like all the others of this series; it was no new information, but rather a building of what we already know. The conclusion offers a few highlighted twists that promise for a legendary Good versus Evil battle that will have all been waiting for.

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Thursday, June 2

Review: Wildefire by Karston Knight

Wildefire

Title: Wildefire

By: Karsten Knight

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Young Adult Readers
(July 26th, 2011)

My Copy: Ebook provided by Netgalley

BookWhisperer Rating: four stars

About the book:

Every flame begins with a spark.
Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

review plate Wildfire is a creative and interesting twist of mythology. Pulling the readers through a story of reincarnation and supernatural power will keep readers on the edge of their seat. The story of Eve and Ash is terribly soul shattering read previewing the reality of how greed and power can create a monster even in the ones we love. Knight includes a variety of mythological gods and goddess in this novel that will educate the reader while taking this exciting journey. The conclusion offers a twist that promises for an exciting sequel that readers will crave. Wildfire is a BookWhisperer recommend definitely worth reading.

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