Monday, February 29, 2016

Hey, NEW SERIES REVEAL!!- "The Road to Hell" by Brenda K. Davies

by Brenda K. Davies
Penned Series: Vampire Awakenings Series and A Stolen Heart.

- Series Info -
This series is +18 supernatural series which will focus on demons and the main characters named Kobal and River. The story is told in a dual narrative split between first-person perspectives from both Kobal and River. 

As of now there is set to be at least 4 books for the series:
Book 1- "Good Intentions"
Book 2- "Carved"
Book 3- "The Road"
Book 4- "Into Hell"

"The idea for this series came from a dream I had but the series title and names for the books came from the old saying, The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I thought it would be really interesting and fun to title a series after the saying and it made sense with this one!"

                             -Brenda K. Davies

Release Date: 
Genre: Supernatural
Price: $0.99 (at time of post)
Pre-Order Link: N/A  (But will be available soon)

 It's been thirteen years since the war started, the bombs were dropped, and the central states became a thing of the past. When the war ended, a wall was erected to divide the surviving states from those destroyed. I never expected to go beyond the wall but unlike all the others who volunteered to go, I wasn't given a choice. 
 With a dim knowledge of what I could do, the soldiers came for me. They took me beyond the wall where I learned that the truth is far more terrifying than I'd ever dreamed. Alone, with humans and demons seeking to learn what it is I can do, I find myself irresistibly drawn to the one man I should be avoiding most. One who intrigues and infuriates me. One who is not even a man, not really.
 My entire life, I've had only one mission, reclaim my throne from Lucifer and put right everything that was torn apart when he was cast from Heaven. It's a mission I haven't wavered from, not even when the humans tore open the gates and 
unleashed Hell on earth. 
 Now, I've never been closer to obtaining my goal yet I find myself risking it all because I cannot stay away from her, a human who may be the key to it all.

**Due to mature content & language series is recommended for readers 18+**

"Misc. Monday": The History Major by Michael Phillip Cash

Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Short Read. 132 pages.
Price: $1.99 ebook (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Red Feather Publishing. January 4, 2016.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“” πŸ“–
Price I Paid:  Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
My Rating:  πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“” πŸ“–

My Thoughts: Everyone and Everything Has A History

      This is not my first novel or novella written by Michael Cash, so I've come to know his style of writing. That being stated the story does start off slow and a bit confusing but it all has a "Major" point. Infusing a life lesson into supernatural situation lends to a Twilight Zone kind of storyline.
      Awakening with the mother of all hangover, Amanda Greene finds herself in her dorm room but not. Everything looks similar but different, her room mate is a stranger and she can't recall much from the night before. All Amanda can remember is that she had a bad fight with her boyfriend, Patrick, and that she drank waaay too much. Amanda finds herself heading to her first class and realizes its History 101, a class she purposeful did not signup for. Feeling stalked by a ominous shadow, she shakes off the sensation and heads to class. There in class she finds no one she knows and yet some seem odd familiar. It's there in the lecture Amanda learns her reality is not what it seems and history is more than a subject but something to learn from.
      Overall, loved it. I'm a history nerd, so anything with history in it I tend to gravitate towards. This novella was crafted like a Twilight Zone episode, confusing then teaching with an ending that is okay but just what the story needed. That said I know people so often hate the subject of history and its saddening since everything has a history, heck two seconds ago is history, so to dislike or disregard its importance in everyone's life has always made me worry for our world's future. So I love how well Mr. Cash intertwined history into helping Amanda recall her own history. So if you are looking for a short supernatural read involving a college girl trying to piece together her existence and figure out where she is before its too late, this book is worth a read.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

"Spotlight Saturday": The Seeker Series by Amy Reece

Genre: Young Adult & New Adult, Paranormal, Romance. 

"Seeker" (Book 1)- Click Here
"Dreamer" (Book 2)- Click Here
"Seer" (Book 3)- Click Here
"Oracle" (Book 4)- Click Here
by Amy Reece 

My Thoughts: SEERiously Great Series!

       This series is a great addition to the literary world filled with humorous characters, great dialogue, and impactful messages weaved into the plot. The author, Amy Reece, kept the characters age appropriate but mature, a balance which is hard to do when writing Y.A. characters who grow into N.A. age that tackle problems befitting their ages. Each book has a great plot structure to ensure character growth and helped readers stay interested through the entire series wanting nothing but that wonderful HEA. 
       Plagued with a realistic vision during class, Ally Moran is rescued by Jack Ruiz the quiet bad boy and recent transfer student, who offers to take Ally to the nurse. Ally knows her family comes from a line of gifted females coming from Ireland, but none have ever had such vivid and physically taxing visions. Ally decides that it’s her duty to help those her gift decides to show her in need of help. Jack now a fixture in her life helps keep her sane and safe as Ally helps those she can with her gift. Later it’s discovered that the reason Ally is so powerful is because she maybe the Oracle. Having a possible new destiny leads her to new problems, relationships and situations. Ally travels to new places like France and Ireland to learn who she really is, but most importantly to help everyone she can without a second thought to herself. 
       Overall, I loved this series and enjoyed reading the journey of Ally Moran growing from high schooler to adult. Every couple in the book grew in such a sweet way that had me cry happy tears in the end. Jack and Ally's relationship was just too beautiful, especially when they take in Jack’s little sister Megan. Ally by far is one of my favorite contemporary heroines, she is smart, witty, powerful and not afraid of her flaws or the unknown future. Amy Reece gave girls a female character to admire and learn from. It’s a bittersweet fact that the series is over, but I’m so happy to have found these books and author and can re-read them whenever I want too. So if you want to read a series about seers, prophecies, love, and family all surrounding one girl and her fate who insists on saving everyone she can, then try this series.

Now be forewarned listed below are each books descriptions none are too revealing BUT still read at your own risk. I dare ya!  

"Seeker" (Book 1)
Price:  $0 FREE (at time of post)
Published Date & Page Count: August 4, 2015pages 261.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
Price I Paid: $0 (got it FREE on August 12, 2015)
My Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
Ally Moran has always just known about things—things she shouldn’t really be able to know… 

 Suddenly when she starts having vivid visions about a former friend who is in desperate trouble, the adults in her life think she might hold the key to an ancient mystery. 

 Jack Ruiz has a troubled past, but is trying to make a fresh start at a new high school… 

 He just wants to keep his head down and graduate, hopefully before he turns 20. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a feisty redhead and her psychic visions. 

 While Jack valiantly attempts to keep Ally at arm’s length, she is equally determined to be a part of his life. Who will win this battle of wills? 

 More importantly… 

 Can this unlikely couple work together to find answers to Ally’s visions before someone gets killed?
"Dreamer" (Book 2)
Price:  $3.99 (at time of post)
Published Date & Page Count: June 9, 2015pages 298.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“” . 8
Price I Paid: $0.99 on December 25, 2015
My Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
Meet Ally Moran, a 17 year-old who also happens to be psychic. Oh, and she’s getting more psychic with every passing day, so much so that she’s been sent to Ireland to check in with the Seer Council to see what’s up with her freaky new powers. 

 Jack Ruiz is her 19 year-old boyfriend, a former troublemaker who’s back on track and trying desperately to graduate. His plans did not include falling in love with a psychic trouble-magnet. 

 Last month they worked together to save a friend in deep trouble and ended up solving a school-wide mystery. But now there’s a new guy at school, Remy Giles, and he seems just a little bit too interested in Ally for Jack’s liking. And why does Ally keep dreaming about a kidnapping? Last month seems like a cakewalk compared to this semester… 

 Ally's trying to solve a mystery, but Jack is just trying to keep her alive.
"Seer" (Book 3)
Price:  $3.99 (at time of post)
Published Date & Page Count: July 14, 2015pages 305.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“” . 8
Price I Paid: $0 (got it FREE on October 15, 2015)
My Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“” πŸ“–
Ally Moran and Jack Ruiz are starting their first year in college and are looking for peace and quiet for the first time in their relationship… 

 However, it may be too much to hope for. 

 First, Ally’s long-lost father shows up, making her question everything she thought she knew about her past. 

 Meanwhile, RΓ©my Giles and the mysterious Mina have accompanied Ally home from France so they can try to figure out what the newest prophecy could possibly mean. 

 Is Ally the next Oracle? 

 And if all this weren’t enough, Ally fears she is being stalked, and she appears to have a secret admirer who is sending her creepy personal messages in the college newspaper. However, no one else has seen this “supposed” stalker, so she fears she may be going crazy. 

 As Jack and Remy fight to keep Ally safe against the looming danger, Ally begins to fear for the one thing she can’t bear to lose…her sanity.
"Oracle" (Book 4)
Price: $3.99 (at time of post)
Published Date & Page Count: August 4, 2015pages 261.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
Price I Paid: Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
My Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
Spending her junior year in college in France should be the adventure of a lifetime… 

 Too bad Ally Moran’s only doing it to keep her family and friends safe from a killer. When Mina goes missing, the illusion of safety disappears and RΓ©my must finally confront his feelings for her. 

 Jack has been patient for a year, but he can only be pushed so far before he takes matters into his own hands and flies to France to bring back the feisty red-haired psychic he loves. 

 Love may conquer all, but the identity of the true Oracle is still up in the air. 

 Until that’s settled, no one can have a happily-ever-after….
Amy Reece
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Amy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She believes red wine and coffee are the elixirs of life and lead to great inspiration. Stay tuned for her newest book, The Way to Her Heart, a YA romantic suspense novel, coming in March 2016.