Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Veiled ~ Review

Veiled
by Stacey Rourke
Publication Date: Nov. 7th, 2017
Political propaganda would have us believe vampires are our friends. Fanged teddy bears misunderstood thanks to archaic lore. Activists picket for them to be welcomed into our society. 

They claim vamps don't kill. 

They preach we are safe.

They ... are dead wrong. 

One year ago a hive slaughtered my family and left me for dead. Found by a team of scientists with their own agenda, I was forged into an unstoppable weapon.

I possess their strength, with none of their weaknesses. 

I can move among them free from their crippling hunger. 

I am their greatest threat. 

Armed with this arsenal, vengeance will feed my desire to penetrate the seedy underbelly of their fetishized lifestyle and expose them for the monsters they truly are.


Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Wicked Book Covers

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OBSESSED!!!!,  November 7, 2017
I am literally obsessed with this world, it's characters, & the entire whirlwind of beautifully choreographed chaos inside!
Soooooooo many reasons I adore this book!
1) I love vampire tales! BUT...this vampire tale is unlike any of those I have previously read....and I have read A LOT.
2) The characters!!!! You just have to meet them! 
3) Rourke's sarcastic intense quirky sassiness shines through bright as ever.
4) We are constantly surprised as the story progresses. So little is as it seemed when it began.
Can NOT wait for More!!!
I will be ready to one-click the sequel to this one as soon as possible.

Stacey Rourke
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012

Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Veiled ~ Cover Reveal

Veiled
by Stacey Rourke
Publication Date: Nov. 7th, 2017
Political propaganda would have us believe vampires are our friends. Fanged teddy bears misunderstood thanks to archaic lore. Activists picket for them to be welcomed into our society. 

They claim vamps don't kill. 

They preach we are safe.

They ... are dead wrong. 

One year ago a hive slaughtered my family and left me for dead. Found by a team of scientists with their own agenda, I was forged into an unstoppable weapon.

I possess their strength, with none of their weaknesses. 

I can move among them free from their crippling hunger. 

I am their greatest threat. 

Armed with this arsenal, vengeance will feed my desire to penetrate the seedy underbelly of their fetishized lifestyle and expose them for the monsters they truly are.


Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Wicked Book Covers


Stacey Rourke
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012

Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 

@Rourkewrites

Monday, October 2, 2017

Charm ~ Review

Charm
A Cinderella Reversal Fairytale
by JA Armitage
Publication Date: September 26, 2017

The kingdom needs an heir and Princess Charmaine is quite aware that the job rests solely upon her shoulders. When her elder sister dies, Charmaine has to take her place at the ball designed to find her a husband. With a hundred men to choose between and her wedding planned, all she has to do is pick one.

Cynder knows about the impending war between the people of magic and those of his masters, but working as an underpaid servant in the palace kitchens leaves him with little power to do anything about it. On one hand, he's a staunch supporter of equal rights for his own kind, but he can't deny the attraction he feels for the daughter of the king and queen he works for.

When the two meet, sparks fly and not just the magical kind... 

Charm is the first in the Reverse Fairytale series by USA Today bestselling author J.A. Armitage. Take everything you think you know about fairytales and turn it on its head.


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Charm was my introductory to Armitage, & I am so glad I stumbled upon it. I have found a few gems lately reading all of these new takes on classics we have enjoyed for years. Some twisted, some reversed, & some completely & utterly out of this world. This one definitely falls into a few of those categories.

Armitage did a superb job on her Cinderella reversal! Her tale was different from any I've read recently, & it held my attention well after the end. I'm extremely excited to read the next book, Lucky Charm, especially after getting a taste of it at the very end of Charm! From the writing style, action, & mystery she brought to this world I will definitely be checking out her other series after I finish this one.


Endless Winter is a unique story that takes place in a beautiful world. J.A. Armitage's writing is lyrical and almost poetic. Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite

I devoured this book like a rich box of chocolates. ~ Sara C Roethle

J. A. Armitage
Born in a small town, J.A. Armitage longed for adventure and travel.
Age 20 she moved to Dublin, then to San Diego, then Sydney and back to California where she did a brief stint working at Universal Studios being a minder to Sponge Bob.

Once back in Britain she got married, had babies and decided to write about the adventure she was now missing out on. She works full time, is a mum to three kids and has had a surrogate baby.

She has skydived twice (and survived), climbed Kilimanjaro and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. She has also worked as a professional clown and banana picker amongst other jobs. 

Somehow she finds time to write.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chasing Darkness ~ Review

Chasing Darkness 
by Julie Cassar
As Cecelia Walker embraces her gift of stealing Light, she learns of the horror that lurks in every shadow. A hellacious evil force seeks to quench its insatiable hunger for power. Which souls will fall in the path of its destruction?

Angels, Anninox, and other-worldly warriors wreak havoc and join in the battle for souls, while CeeCee and Cash find themselves as pawns in the center of this deadly game. Chasing the Darkness, they discover that all choices come with a cost. Will her power be enough to save them, or will it be used against her as Dark forces invade every inch of her life and threaten to drive a wedge between these long-lost soulmates? 

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There is so much going on in this world to keep you entertained...a classic good vs. evil with angels, fallen, the darkness that follows them, & an emotional avalanche that you don't even realize is upon you until it slams into your heart at full speed. Oh the feels!! 

Cash is back in full on protective smexy mode. Yet my favorite moments were him holding his girl tight ... his whole demeanor sends shivers down the spine with this tender loving attitude that is drool worthy. (Specifically a particular scene where she may have had a bit more "spirit" than expected.) I sure missed CeeCee & her snarky lil' self. She amuses me with her solo debates & sassy commentaries, & I admire how much she's grown emotionally & magically. (Not that you have much choice when some of the most powerful dark forces are determined to steal your light.) I enjoyed every minute of Azazel & his cronies battling it out. Then there's the newest guardian thinking he's all smooth & debonair while some might argue he's more of a pain in the arse. 😂

That ending though!!!!!! 😱

Of course, I have questions & am in need of book 3 ASAP!!!

 

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Julie Cassar  
Julie Cassar's debut Young Adult Fantasy "Ruby Blue" Series 
has been met with rave reviews and has spent weeks on Amazon's Fantasy Series Best Seller List as well as it's Top Rated list. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, specializing in Graphic Design, Cassar has also worked as a production artist, designer, painter and photographer. She has been featured in Fitness Magazine, "Outdoor Athlete," and publishes a monthly blog.