Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore Review


Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art
By Christopher Moore

Vincent van Gogh has been murdered; Lucien Lessard is a painter/baker/rat catcher once he learns of van Gogh’s demise he immediately heads to the Moulin Rouge in search of his closest friend Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The two of them spend a great deal of time together until Lucien’s ex-lover whom broke his heart returns and Lucien finds himself lost to Juliette  and he even begins to loose large chunks of time not knowing where or what he was doing. Lucien’s family Toulouse Lautrec’s help in rescuing Lucien from the woman, once Henri tries to intervene he begins to uncover a shocking truth that not only effects Lucien but all painters.

I have always been a fan of impressionism so I had worried that Christopher Moore may not be able to capture some of the paintings that I love, but he not only managed to make each artist outrageously funny and interesting but he brought to life some of the world’s most precious pieces of art. I have read a few of Christopher Moore’s novels before and I always end up laughing, if you have a crude sense of humor and can’t help but giggle at idiotic things then this will surely keep you enthralled if not then you may want to move on quickly. My favorite scene was Lucien as a boy in a graveyard trying to catch snails, when he spots one he says “Ah Ha” and in turn the snail says “Ah Ha” to which the young Lucien starts to run away screaming, that isn’t the entire scene of course you will have to actually read the book to find out more but it is a glimpse into the absurdity and childish humor I so love from Christopher Moore.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva Review


Drowning Mermaids
Sacred Breath Book One
By Nadia Scrieva

Captain Trevain Murphy and his crew are drowning their sorrows in a strip joint after losing one of their own. One of the dancers manages to capture his attention she seems to be well trained in ballet and is dancing to beautiful opera music and Trevain cannot take his eyes off of her but Trevain sees her as a young girl, she looks like she is 18, and he is in his fifties and when she tells him that she is six hundred and three he laughs it off. Trevain learns that Aazuria is actually stripping to take care of herself and her two young sisters he offers to let them stay in his home, he isn’t there most of the time so she will be safe and secure and not have to earn money in such a way, soon after they move in together more begins to form between them but Aazuria has a dangerous secret, she is actually a Princess and will soon be Queen of an underwater kingdom and there are those who wish to harm her.

This was such an interesting book, take all you know about mermaids and throw it out the window the only way I can describe how the author explains mermaids is Darwinism, they are humans just more advanced and are able to live and survive underwater. If that alone is not enough to get you to read this book the author also adds romance, murder, and drama to make this an outstanding read, so much so that I cannot begin to do it justice in a few simple words with everything that happens you will simple have to read it for yourself. 
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Sin Collector by Jessica Fortunato Review


The Sin Collector
Book One of The Sin Collector Trilogy
By Jessica Fortunato

Liliana was born a Sin Collector taking the sins of those who are dying so that they can be at peace in the world here after. She has seen many things in her one hundred years of life and it has been a long time since she has performed the ritual to collect sins. She has started to live her life as a normal person working at a library until one day a request for a book of Sin Collectors comes through the library making her afraid for her life.

This is an interesting novel it is very much fantasy with hints of mystery and romance. Liliana is a strong willed woman who rides around on her motor cycle like she owns the place which is fun to see in a character, girl power and all that, but she is also kind and caring with a great amount of love to give making her a diverse and provoking character. When you add in the story line and even the back story Jessica Fortunato creates a world unlike any other with Sin Collectors and an organization determined to kill off each one and when people from Liliana’s past come back into her life the drama that ensues is palpable. This book is worth the read, it’s not very long but the author fills every page with drama and intrigue.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fire with Fire by Penelope King Review


Fire with Fire
Book Two of the Demonblood Series
By Penelope King

Lucky by night and Liora by day the two fell madly in love with Kieron each for their own reasons.  It has been two weeks since Lucky and Liora let him take the ones responsible for their half selves, Kieron was supposed to deliver them for his freedom and return to Lucky and Liora so why hasn’t he come back yet? As time continues to pass and Kieron still has not returned Liora finds herself becoming closer to Tristan, a new student who makes her feel happy and safe which is what she needs right now. Lucky however, finds herself growing closer to her oldest and dearest friend Bones. What will happen when they find out the real reason behind Kieron’s disappearance?

Once again Penelope King writes a fantastic book this one is a bit mature yet still young adult based. The author managed to bring to life a beautiful story, I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between Bones and Lucky it was sweet which is unexpected between two demons. Then you have the story progression which was interesting and immensely moving as the author manages to write not one but two heart wrenching love stories. If you have read her other novels you may find it fun that Penelope King also intertwines her other series with this one subtlety yet in an interesting manner. I can’t wait to see what Penelope King comes up with next she definitely ended this book with an unexpected twist making sure that you will want more from this series.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Voyage of the Dead by David P. Forsyth Review


Voyage of the Dead
Sovereign Spirit Saga Book One
By David P. Forsyth

A ship full of passengers receive startling news from ashore, the ship has been at sea for the past few weeks and now on land there is an outbreak of what looks like zombies. The CDC is calling it a virus, super rabies to be exact and through social media and the toys of a man who has just won the lottery, the members aboard the ship do everything they can to save the people they care about.

This was an amazing book, right from the beginning the author jumps in with action and violence as the zombie plague spreads through LAX airport. Unlike some zombie books out there, this one has an origin a place where the zombies actually came from instead of just being an act of God, which I thoroughly enjoyed and for me it made the zombie apocalypse much more believable.  Another aspect I enjoyed of this book is that the people it surrounds are not only out there to save themselves but they truly want to save other people from a terrible fate and you don’t see that very much anymore. All in all this is a great action novel, with fast paced scenes and gruesome details it is sure to please any fan of the action genre.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie Review


Anyone But You
By Jennifer Crusie

Nina is turning forty and after years of being married to a controlling man she is finally free and has decided her life needs a cute perky puppy, but then she sees Fred. Fred is mild aged and smelly and on his way to being put down in the local shelter. When she brings him back to her apartment she teaches him to use the fire escape to let himself out and in, on one of his excursions he stumbles upon Nina’s downstairs neighbor thirty year old gorgeous doctor Alex. Soon Nina and Alex find themselves in a fun and flirtatious friendship but nothing more Nina knows she is too old for him until one day she winds up in his E.R. and realizes he isn’t as immature as he seems.

This was such a cute book with witty commentary and the most adorable dog. It is funny and well written the two combined bring to life a beautiful romance. The trials the two must overcome to be together are realistic which adds to the drama of this novel and in the end, like all good romances, there is a happily ever after. If you are a fan of contemporary romance, you should definitely give this one a try it is sure to please.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Judgement of Souls by Margarita Felices Review


Judgement of Souls
By Margarita Felices

It’s Halloween the one time Rachel feels the most comfortable because she can blend in more easily with the mortals. When she spots some people heading into a bar that is holding a fancy dress party she follows along her vampire senses take in her surroundings and she makes a captivating entrance as the owner of the bar takes notice of her right away. They have an immediate connection and soon they begin to date with Rachel walk in and out of his life like a mysterious and alluring woman. Soon Rachel finds out that Daniel has a scroll left to him by his uncle that can help to free her parents from their slumber and in the wrong hands it will cause devastating effects but can she get to it before Max the evil vampire finds it?

I am not a huge fan of vampire romances, this one has a good back story the only problem I had with this book is it seems to be too fast paced, some of the details the author gives are to the point and moves on leaving you wanting more to the scene. If you are a fan of vampire romances you should give this a try though it is interesting enough and a lot like many of the others out there that have done very well, but for me I need something more to set a vampire romance apart. However it was well written and I think the author has a great idea and with a little adjustment it could be a remarkable read.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Review


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
By Seth Grahame-Smith

You may think you know Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States and the man responsible for putting an end to slavery but you know nothing. When Abraham was a boy his mother was killed by a vampire, before this he was like the rest of us in his assumption that vampires are just a myth, after they poisoned his mother with their blood Abraham Lincoln made a solemn vow to kill every last vampire in the United States becoming the greatest vampire hunter of all time.

The civil war was actually a war between vampires, and the southern vampires used slaves as food, the southerners knew about this and supported it. That is the basis of this novel how Seth Grahame-Smith was able to make light of such a horrible situation I will never have a clue but he did, and in doing so wrote a New York Times Bestseller. This Novel is written as a biography of Lincoln’s life and the perils he found himself facing, in other words each one being caused or due to a vampire. I didn’t enjoy this book but it wasn’t bad I suppose it is somewhere in the middle with me, if you are bored and have nothing else to read it is entertaining enough to keep you busy.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts Review


Blue Dahlia
Book One of the In The Garden Trilogy
By Nora Roberts

Stella Rothchild was waiting for her husband to get home on the fateful night that a plane crash left her widowed with two young children. Two years later she decides she needs a fresh start and moves to Tennessee to be closer to her father and step mother, she finds the perfect job at In The Garden nursery and even though a stipulation is to live at the Harper House she finds that everything is perfect except for the woman who is haunting the house. The Harper Bride begins as a benign spirit who sings her children to sleep but as she begins to fall in love again the spirit takes on a more sinister air.

Nora Roberts did a fantastic job with this novel adding just the right amount of creepy to a beautiful romance story. The story centers around Stella and her soon to be love Logan but also encompasses her boss Roz Harper her son Harper Ashby, and also brings to life the story of Hayley Phillips a distant cousin of Roz’s who ends up on her door step pregnant and looking to start a new life for herself after her father has passed away. The way Nora Roberts blends these stories around flowers and the Harper Bride is truly intriguing I cannot wait to see what happens next as the end of this book was truly scary. 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Simmer by Kaitlyn Davis Review


Simmer
Book Two of the Midnight Fire Series
By Kaitlyn Davis

Kira was born with a special ability she is able to harness the power of the sun and use it to defeat vampires. Kira travels with her guardian and best friend, Luke, to Sonneyville home of a large group of protector conduits to hopefully learn how to control at least half of her powers since she is the only person alive who was born to a protector and punisher the two factions within the conduit community. Once Sonnyville is attacked by vampires who are after her she decides it is time to put an end to it and goes after Diana the one who has initiated the hunt for Kira, if she is able to capture Kira and drink her blood she will be immune to both factions powers.

Kaitlyn Davis writes some of the best action scenes I have come across in a young adult book; they are fast paced and so well delivered making this more than just a silly romance. With this book we get to see more into Kira’s character and her family life in general we also get an introduction to her mother’s family which doesn’t turn out so wonderful to begin with. The overall book is fantastic like I said great action but also the romance is intense but when Kaitlyn Davis throws a monkey wrench into Kira’s relationship with Tristan you can’t help but wonder if she should really be with someone else. Even if you are not a fan of vampire romances I would give this one a try it is not your average series.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan Review


The Lifeboat
By Charlotte Rogan

In the summer of 1914 Grace Winter is on her way across the Atlantic with her new husband to meet her new in-laws. Though in the middle of the voyage there is a mysterious explosion that leaves the ship she was on at the bottom of the ocean, with half of the lifeboats engulfed in flames people rush to the ones remaining only to realize that the plaque stating a capacity for forty passengers is a lie, if they are to survive others must perish but how does one decide such a thing?

This was such an interesting novel it starts with a trial and you have no clue as to what the trial is for except that it had to do with the main character’s time spent trapped on the lifeboat. The events that occur during this book bring a strange light to the survival instinct. The author manages to write a beautiful and terrifying novel without using ghosts or goblins but simple human behavior and survival instinct. This is definitely an interesting read as the survivor’s minds begin to become the true monster of this story the more immersed we become with the tale. I just wish there had been more to the epilogue but that is simple greed on my part.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Interview With Dee Ernst Author of A Different Kind of Forever


 Thank You So Much to Dee Ernst! I hope you all enjoy the interview! 


Q: What inspired you to write this novel?
A: I wrote this when I was forty-something , and all the romance books I was picking up were about young women finding perfect older men, and that didn’t have much of an appeal to me.  My idea of a great love story had a woman my age finding the perfect guy.  Making him a younger rock star was just more fantasy.

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Mickey Flynn character?
A: I wrote this when the Lord of the Rings movies were coming out, so part of Michael is Elijah Wood.  I admired his poise and confidence for one so young, and his eyes are an amazing blue.  I picked a great musician with a long and amazing career – Jon Bon Jovi (who is also very hot). The third part is an actor named Dan Futterman – he’s charming, quick-witted, and appealing.

Q: When you were a teenager which boy band heart throb did you have a crush on?
A: I loved Davy Jones (am I dating myself?).  I was also a huge fan of David Cassidy.

Q: So which was your favorite Monkees song?
A: Daydream Believer

  (For those who don't know the song! It's one of my Favorites Too!)


Q: Did you do any traveling for this book since some of it takes place in London?
A: No.  Sadly, I’ve never been to London, which is why the action there is limited – by my imagination.

Q: You had very intricate side characters with great personalities I bet they were a lot of fun to write! Which one of these side characters was your favorite and could you tell us why?
A:  I really liked Quinn.  As appealing as Michael is, I loved writing about a different kind of sexy man – the quiet, strong and unshakable. I’d like to think that his devotion to Diane makes the reader want to root for him, just a little bit. 

Q: Towards the end I almost thought Diane would end up with Quinn, what do you think would have happened if she had?
A: Life with him is what she had wanted, so she would have been happy.  Diane is tough and practical.  If she chose Quinn, she would have been grateful for the life he would have given her and her daughters, and there would have been no regrets about Michael.

Q: How long did it take you to write “A Different Kind of Forever”?
A: The original first draft was quick – less than three months, I think. But there were several revisions, so the total time was about a year and a half.

Q: Do you have any advice for those who have recently published or are going to publish soon?
A:  Don’t quit your day job.  Don’t take rejection personally.  Join an on-line group like kindleboards (Writers CafĂ© is wonderful) because writing is a solitary occupation, and after you spend hours writing one perfect scene, and you want to tell somebody, it’s good to have a group of people who can fully understand and appreciate all your effort.





Friday, June 15, 2012

A Different Kind of Forever by Dee Ernst Review


A Different Kind of Forever
By Dee Ernst

Diane is on the verge of pulling her hair out as her teenage daughters have been obsessing over a radio give away for free tickets to the concert of NinetySeven, the famous boy band who are scheduled to end their tour in their home town. Soon Diane becomes the coolest mom ever to live as she runs into Michael Carlucci the songwriter and gorgeous youngest member of NinetySeven when Diane is taking a much needed lunch break and his dog comes bounding at her intent on her sandwich to make up for the commotion he offers her tickets to the concert for her daughters and their friends. Soon after this chance meeting Diane and Michael grow close but since Diane is twenty years older than Michael she decides to just go with it and have fun but when she begins to have feelings for him will she be able to overcome her insecurities or will she end up going back to an old flame who comes back into her life.

This was such a beautiful romance, even though I am still in my twenties through Dee Ernst’s fantastic writing I was right there with Diane as she fell in love and I could feel her anxiety at being older than Michael, this to me is the mark of a brilliant writer. When the author introduces an old flame there truly is a point where you wonder who she will end up choosing and you even begin to root for the other guy even though Michael is a heart throb character. This was definitely a remarkable romance a much different than anything out there.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kiss the Crystal Sun by Penelope King Review


Kiss the Crystal Sun
Book Two of the Spellbound Trilogy
By Penelope King

Calista isn’t an ordinary girl she recently found out that the special powers she has always exhibited have come from a long line of witches, but when she was a baby her mother placed a spell on her that made her all but invisible to the rest of her maternal family and when her mother died she grew up thinking she was the only one of her kind. Soon after she moved to California and met her maternal grandmother she also met the boy of her dreams literally, Nicholas he too has special abilities and grew up without the guidance of a family but unlike Callista he was able to explore many different facets of the magical world. Now Nicholas is trying to save Callista’s friend Justin and purge him of an ancient gypsy curse that causes him to kill witches making him a witch hunter.

This book is full of twists and turns not only is Callista trying to save her best friend but she also finds out that her grandmother has been hiding devastating secrets from her. We also find out more about Callista’s mother and Callista’s life before she moved from Louisiana, with all that has happened in this book I don’t know how Penelope King will be able to top it but I look forward to find out what she will come up with next.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Gatekeeper by Jason D. Morrow Review


The Gatekeeper
Book Two of The Marenon Chronicles
By Jason D. Morrow

We return to Marenon in the midst of the war between the Stuhocs and the citizens of Marenon. Silas Ainsley is searching for the gatekeeper in hopes of finding out more of the prophecy that has led to him being the chosen one and find out what exactly he is supposed to be the deliverer of. While this is happening Nalani, a member of the Dunarians, is trying to retrieve the orange pendant from the Nestorians and newly appointed King Jullian Hobbes investigates the corruption within the Dunarians. With all that is happening each character goes through their own individual struggles some more so than others but in the end will what they face bring them any closer to being able to defeat the Stuhocs once and for all?

So much happened in this book I don’t think I did it justice in my brief synopsis. In this book we travel to new places within Marenon and we watch as Silas falls in love, insert girly sigh here. This was definitely a great continuation of the previous book but if you haven’t read the first one you may want to go back and familiarize yourself with the players thus far, the story is very intricate and so far has been a fantastic fantasy series. I loved the progression of Jullian after the death of his brother in the last book I honestly didn’t expect what happened to him and I found it quite entertaining to read, of course I can’t tell you more than that otherwise it would spoil it so I suggest you read it and find out!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Casino Shuffle by J. Fields Jr. Review


Casino Shuffle
By J. Fields Jr.

Native Sun Casino is the host to some rather interesting characters, all high profile and full of drama. Antonio Cruz is the resident baby sitter or Head Butler make sure that each of the guests is fully satisfied and taken care of, he takes pride in his job and he is the best at what he does making sure not a single flower is out of place. When a famous actress and her rapper boyfriend come to stay for the weekend Antonio must use his eye for detail to catch the “Kamikaze Cam” before he manages to snap any pictures of the two.

This is unlike any book I have ever read it is witty and fun most books like this are outrageous and far-fetched but I think this book is so enjoyable because you can see these odd things happening. Though there is some action and a little romance it is more about the crazy things that happen at the hotel and the man who comes behind each of the guests to fix things for them. The only thing I can think to compare it to is the old black and white movies where people are chasing each other in and out of doorways and you can’t help but laugh. If you are in the mood for a light and quirky read you may want to give this a try.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Quinn Checks In by L.H. Thomson Review


Quinn Checks In
By L.H. Thomson

Liam Quinn is a former boxer, and a former art forger. After her spent time in prison he begins a new life as an insurance investigator, little by little earning the money to pay his debt to society equal to a quarter of a million dollars. His most recent case is an art theft taking him back into the world he once left behind to recover the stolen piece and save his firm a hefty sum and in return receive one for his self. Along the way he comes into contact with a mob boss, a beautiful woman, and a sociopathic teenager.

L.H. Thomson did a great job with this novel. Quinn is not your ordinary Private Eye but his study of art has given him an unusual eye for details which only goes to improve his investigative process add in the fact that he was once a boxer you have the makings for a kick butt artist and an interesting investigator. If you are a fan of mysteries I would give this one a try, you may think you know who has committed the crime but in the end you know nothing.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Interview with Ken Lindsey


Hey guys! Here is my interview with author Ken Lindsey the creator of The River Runes. I hope you all enjoy!
 

Q: I have always been curious when it comes to fantasy novels how do you come up with the spells?
A: For this series I relied heavily on Gaelic for my spell language.  I love Gaelic history and myths and I didn't think I could do any better than to borrow from that.


Q: Was there any specific myth or legend that helped to inspire this novel?
A: The Green Man definitely helped me lean toward using nature as a big part of the story.  The idea of Dryads has also always been something I wanted to work with.  

Q: What made you write about fairies instead of other fantasy characters?
A: Tinkerbell.  I have three daughters and I have been awash in sparkling, flying, laughing fairies and pixies for the last 14 years.  I thought breaking away from that would be a lot of fun.  Fairies that might eat you... What's more fun than that? :) 

Q: So I have to ask, which is your favorite Tinker Bell movie?
A: Haha, I don't know if it counts, but I still love Hook.  Tinkerbell's in that! 

Q: How did you come up with the Three Districts that surround the Chapels? 
A: I did my best to imagine what it would be like for nomadic people to try and build a home in a place where they were neither welcome or safe.  After that, I imagine that Caithiir split up just as any other city, with certain areas that are considered poor and unsafe and other areas where affluence is normal. 

Q: You often write about what you know, are any of your characters based on someone you know? 
A: I think that most of my characters are based off of parts of people I know, rather than the people themselves.  My mother's strength, kindness from an old teacher, those are the things I was drawing from. 

Q: I really enjoyed Balto, yes I know he is one of the bad characters but you did a wonderful job in making me hate him, I also loved the Water Sprites that you came up with. That being said what was your favorite side character and why? 
A: As far as the writing goes, Balto was one of my favorites as well.  I actually changed the ending of his part in the story, because his original part just didn't fit with who I believed he was.  Otherwise, I loved Mother.  She's so strong and frightening, but there's real love in her.  I think she is very realistic in that way. 

Q: What was the hardest part about writing this book?
A: Everything that has come after!  The writing was hard, but I love writing.  All of this marketing and talking about myself is much more challenging. ;) 

Q: Do you have any tips or tricks you have picked up during the process that you would like to share with authors who are or will be promoting their books?
A: Get good cover art!  It's the first thing a reader sees, and it can be the first thing that tells them to (or not to) read your book. 

Q: With an ending such this, I have to ask, have you plans for a follow up novel?
A: Yes.  This story is far from over and there will be at least two more in the series.  There is a lot more going on in and around Caithiir that we haven't even touched on yet. 

Q: Can you give us a hint about what might be around the corner?
A: There is going to be a lot more focus on some of the female characters as the story goes forward.  Can't give away much else yet. :) 

Q: What are you currently working on and can you tell us a little about it?
A: I am hoping to have my next novel, Clockwork Charlie, published by August of this year.  It's not the same kind of story, and definitely not YA like The River Runes, but I'm having a ton of fun writing it.  There's a blurb about it on my blog, Just1writer.blogspot.com, on the WIP page if anyone wants to know a little more.  


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The River Runes by Ken Lindsey Review


The River Runes

By Ken Lindsey



He has stood in the shadows and observed the village grow into the bustling city but his mother, his ruler, has forbidden him to interact with the people of the town. But mother has been gone for a long time now and his curiosity grows everyday especially where the magicians are concerned. Soon he will build up the courage to venture into the city, but when he does, he unintentionally brings about a war between his people and the humans. 
The River Runes
The author manages to create an interesting story full of Fairies and magicians and the coinciding war between these two factions it is so well written and thought out that you can imagine yourself there in the midst of the chaos. With fairies that eat humans and a bloody battle this almost seems to be a man’s book but then the author encompasses romance between some of the characters that is sweet and beautiful adding a different dimension to the book altogether. This novel brings to life the complexities of love and the growth of a young man into a strong warrior, if you are a fan of fantasy, and I do not mean the vampire romance craze, well then you will love this book.



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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Darkfall by Dean Koontz Review


Darkfall

By Dean Koontz



Homicide detective Jack Dawson has been thrown into the middle of a battle between a mafia family and the man who seeks revenge for the death of his brother, this is no ordinary war between factions the man who wants revenge is a Bocor a man who specializes in the the dark side of voodoo. If Jack Dawson does not stop he risks the life of his children and the woman he loves but if he does stop he will never be able to live with himself.
Darkfall



I know that this novel is supposed to be scary but though it is a thriller for sure it is far from scary small rodent like creatures that lurk in the shadows with sharp pointy teeth, creepy yes, but scary no. Dean Koontz is a great writer though, he manages to bring to life these creatures and add to the fact that these people are trapped by a blizzard it is a fun thriller.



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Saturday, June 2, 2012

44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel Review

44 Charles Street
44 Charles Street

By Danielle Steel



After a recent break up Francesca Thayer struggles to keep her house and business running. Since she can no longer afford to pay the full mortgage on her on she decides to take in roommates. First comes Eileen fresh out of college and recently moved to New York from San Diego after she began receiving unwanted attention from a man who would not take no for an answer, then comes Chris recently divorced and with joint custody of a seven year old boy, then Marya a famous chef completes this eclectic bunch who end up finding more than just a home on Charles Street but a family as well.



This was a beautiful novel of love, loss, and friendship. Each person who moves into the house on Charles Street has something they must overcome and they all go through one of the most horrible things that someone must endure together they find solace and comfort forming an unbreakable bond between themselves. I have only read one of Danielle Steel’s novels before but her writing is beautiful it is no wonder that she has so many best sellers. This is not a novel of mystery and suspense but of life itself and the trials we face from the loss of a friend to the battles with addiction Danielle Steel tugs at your heart strings in an unexpected way. I had always thought she wrote trashy romances but this novel proved to me that I was very mistaken, it is a wonderful read.



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Friday, June 1, 2012

Taking a break!




 I have very diligant lately with posting, so today I take a break! Which is a good thing I don't think my eyes can take much more stress lol! I hope everyone has had a great time reading my blog I love doing it! I should have a new review for everyone tomorrow. And be sure to check back for my upcoming giveaway!!