Friday, July 26, 2013

My 2nd Review of The Crimson Clan (Destiny Phoenix 1)

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So I decided after the author took my review into account, and made the changes I suggested, to re-read it and re-review it.
It reads a lot better now. I was given the honor of re-editing the book so I'm not sure if I caught all the errors but I caught most of them if not all of them.
The story is still a great story, and with the revisions made it flows a lot better now. There's no hiccups in it now, and the reader will fall into the story a lot easier.
Destiny still remains one of the most interesting heroines I have ever read about. The story will still mainly appeal to the lovers of young adult and paranormal, but I think readers as young as 13 or 14 will enjoy it as well as any adults that enjoy the young adult genre will.
The story is engaging and full of action. The ending will leave the reader curious to know what happens next.
With how well it flows now, I'm gladly forced to change my rating and look forward to tackling book 2.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws

My Review of The Impostor (The Alaskan Heart Saga 1) by Tiffany Carmouche

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This was a surprising story. I'm not really a romance reader, but the author asked if I would read it for her tour and I can never tell a friend no.
I was really surprised! I instantly fell in love with the klutzy, accident prone main character Nicole. Her past is as jaded as my own and I found myself able to easily relate to her and her desire to give her daughter a better life.
I admit Dylan's reaction to Nicole came as a shock. Bradley's not so much.
I found no errors in this work, no formatting issues, everything flowed seamlessly.
The thriller part will definitely keep the reader on their toes even though it's obvious early on who the killer is.
The ending...The ending will without a doubt leave the reader wanting to know what happens next. I personally can not wait to read book 2
I give this book 5 of 5 paws

My Review of Born in Flames (Born in Flames 1) by Candace Knoebel

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This an amazing start to this series. The characters each have their own feel and the reader will mostly feel a connection to Aurora.
There were a couple of minor errors, and only one I had an actual problem with. There's a scene where Aurora receives a letter and while she reads it aloud and claims Fenn is mentioned in it by name, he isn't. I reread the letter passage four times just to be sure on this.
Other than the font size being really small (I have a kindle keyboard that does not have the option of adjusting font size) I absolutely loved the story. It has without a doubt caught my interest and I look forward to reading the next book to see how much Aurora, Fenn, and Alexis grow from what they are now.
I give this book 4 of 5 paws

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Review of Malevolent Gateway (S.P.I.R.I.T. 2) by Dawn Gray

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*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This is one hell of a ghost story. I unfortunately did not have the chance to read the first in this series, but while most series are a straight continuation, this one seems to not be. If I had my guess, I would say the S.P.I.R.I.T unit in this one may be the only link to the first book.
I find only three or four minor spelling errors in the whole book, which is pretty long considering it took me the whole day to read this one.
The story is engaging and a bit frightening really. It's definitely a must read for any fan of Clive Barker's work.
The way this story ends is semi cliff hanging and I do hope book 3 will be the continuation of it so they can finally find what they were looking for to begin with.
I give this book 4 of 5 paws

My Review of Color Me Pretty by CM Stunich

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*I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Color me Pretty is the sequel to Paint to me Beautiful and it's job very well. The story reads as a very long epilogue to the first book as the reader follows Claire on the start of her road to recovery.
The editing on this book was far better than PMB's and I only spotted two small errors.
Paint Me Beautiful and Color Me Pretty are books that prove to the world that change can happen if the person really wants it to. It's not a thing that can be forced on a person, or guilted into doing. The person them self truly needs to find that spark that screams "I don't want this anymore. I want to change."
The support of friends and family is a key role in these books as they are in real life when it comes to the topics of this book as well as topics of a similiar nature. Again I urge people, give these books a chance and then be the best damn Emmett Sinclair you can be, it may save someone's life. If you're a Claire Sinclair, then learn from her and grow and blossom just like she did and realize you are not alone in your battle.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws

My Review of Paint Me Beautiful by CM Stunich

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This story is bound to piss a LOT of people off. It will piss off a lot of the Claire's and Marlena's of the world... But... It should still be read. So both sides can understand and learn.
Throughout the story, Claire gives glimpses of how she ends up, she doesn't want to end up that way, but she's spiraled so far it's inevitable. I honestly think if it wasn't for Emmett, she'd have been lost months before.
There are a few minor errors that I spotted, they are nothing drastic.
The story will put a whole array in emotions, questions, and doubts in the reader's head which is absolutely why this story needs to reach as far it can.
I honestly believe this book would do wonders in clinics and hospitals around the world. I know the next print copy I purchase will be donate somewhere where it can help someone.
I encourage you, even if this type of book isn't your cup of tea, read it anyway, what you learn from it may end up helping you save a loved one's life someday.
Thank you to all the Emmett Sinclairs of the world, and thank you to CM Stunich for telling the story of millions of people in the world that need people to know that are beautiful just the way they are.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws
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S.Cu'Anam Policar

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Review of Blossom by Jennifer Martinez

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 *I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*
This is an amazing story for any lover of fairy tales. Maia is suck a strong character, she fits her role in life beautifully.
I did feel the story could have used a little bit more detailing to it but I know how tight the schedule was for this book.
I did find a few minor errors but because my copy is an arc my review will not be reflected on them since they in no way impeded my reading obviously since I finished the book in 2 hours.
The story will without a doubt grip the reader from the very beginning and it's quite a joy ride that will be given.
A smile will definitely be embedded on the reader's face long after the book is concluded.
I look forward to reading the next installment, I'm hoping there is one since this book leaves off a note that will have the reader wishing it were longer.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws.

Friday, July 19, 2013

My Review of Wandering (The Wanderer Series 2) by Heather Sutherlin

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Where to begin, where to begin?
Reading Wandering was like seeing an old friend really. I found myself thrown into the story a lot quicker than I had been with Seen.
The story will tug at your heartstrings as Rory fights to find a way home and Jaron fights to come to understand she isn't lost to him.
While there are no evil doers in this story for our trio to fight, there are inner demons they must pass to understand that they have fulfilled the prophecy.
I was disappointed in not finding out Cynda's fate. The end of the story will bring a smile to the reader's face and perhaps a tear or two.
The book is very well written and while it contains the slight error here and there it's obvious it was missed slight. I guarantee this book will grab the reader and refuse to let go until the words "the end" are seen.
And though I am sad to know this is the last I was read about Rory, Joran, Rin, and Zern and all of Rutahn, I give this book 5 of 5 paws

My Review of Winter Night Falling (The Ti'aran Chronicles 1) by Bryan R. South

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The story itself is a unique one. Bryan has taken epic fantasy and breathed new life in it.
The story put me in mind of The Legend of Drizzt, with a patchwork quilt of characters all working together to rid their land of evil. The characters of all different and some are a bit funny. I found Orindyll to be quite eccentric.
I liked the whole outlaw of magic thing which makes things a lot harder for the heroes since most of them use magic, and magic is needed to defeat the enemy.
The book ends on a slight cliffhanger making the reader eager to Spring Dawn Rising which is the conclusion to this part of the series.
The story has tons of action and the reader will continue to read well past the time they should have gone to sleep.
Hopefully the author corrects the small not really important errors I spotted before the release. Then the book will really be perfect.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Review of Deadborn by CM Stunich

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This was one of the scariest, strangest, most twisted zombie apocalypse books I have ever read. It gripped me from the start and I was honestly surprised to find the main character was a male and not a female. Galen comes off as really a no self esteem whiner throughout most of the book, but he eventually finds his back bone. Holly however is kick ass. If ever there was a zombie apocalypse I'd absolutely want her on my side.
The story is very fast paced and once it gets its claws into the reader, it will not allow itself to be closed until its story its told. As I write this it's almost five in the morning that's how good the story is.
However, there are several errors that were more than likely "lost in the moment" encountered. A few of them forced me to read a sentence more than once to figure out exactly what was being portrayed.
However good the story is, because of the amount of errors I found, which really shocked me since I found no errors in First, I can not honestly give this book the 5 paws the story itself deserves.
I give this book 4 of 5 paws

My Review of Sabaska's Tale (Tales of the Travelers 1) by J.A. Campbell

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*I was given this Reviewer Copy by the author via Lady Amber's Tours in exchange for an honest review*

This is a wonderful story, and honestly even with the rare occasion of a swear word here and there (there's at least one f bomb in the entire book and couple of sh*t's. Really three maybe four swears in the whole book) I'd let my children read it. The story is an amazing tale of friendship, love, loss, and trust between human and horse.
Sabaska is such a spirited little mare you cheer for her through everything . I have no doubt that the Sabaska in this book is a perfect reflection of the horse she was created after, world hopping and all lol. I imagine this was a tough story to tell with the main equine being based off a beloved friend that is no longer with us. I do hope this tale brought the author some measure of closure to her loss.
This story is very well written I spotted only one error in the entire work.
I only had one small problem with the storyline. The reader not only grows close to Sabaska and Anna but to Amir as well, and Amir is virtually forgotten about halfway through the story.
I hope that at least some point in the series Amir will show up again he was a smart horse and I have a feeling his story isn't finished yet.
Despite the three or four instances with swear words, this is story any horse lover of any age will love and appreciate. Even some that aren't too fond of horses may look our equine counter parts in a different light after reading Sabaska's Tale.
Ms. Campbell you did your companion justice with this story...and I look forward to seeing what other trouble Sabaska gets into with Anna and Cahir.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws

Friday, July 12, 2013

My Review of Sweet Contradiction by Peggy Martinez

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*I Received this Reviewer ARC from the Author via B3 Tours in exchange for an Honest Review*
Beth's parents are your typical deep south, bible belt, Christians. The type that don't allow their children to do anything because everything is a sin. I don't know how that girl put up with it honestly. When she hit legal age, she left and vowed she would never go back. All of that changed with one phone call from her best friend.
My copy was an ARC so I'm unsure if it was corrected already or not, but I did spot a couple of small errors.
The story itself is beautifully written and the reader will fall in love with the main characters very easily.
I'm actually very glad that this was the first book by this author that I had the pleasure of reading, I truly loved the theme of it. While I'm not Christian, I could still relate to the religious aspects of the story and obviously all the fears and apprehensions Beth had.
I look forward to reading the next book since while knowing this was Beth and Matt's story, I was left wanting when it came to Jenn and Hunter which I know will be dealt with in the next book.
I give this book 4 of 5 paws.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My Review of Don't Kill Dinner (The Rules 1) by Jennifer Martinez

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This has to be one of the quirkiest books I've ever had the pleasure of reading. I found myself either smiling or outright giggling at a lot of the sarcastic remarks Kenna made. And Arthur was simply priceless as he threw the sarcasm right back.
I did find a couple of what I like to call "Lost in the moment" errors, but nothing that will slow the reader down at all. Just a simple missing apostrophe here or a missing letter on the word thought there. Nothing world ending.
The story is very unique as this is truly the first vampire themed book I've ever read where the vampires have rules that include "Don't Kill Dinner" which is the number one rule they live by.
The story is very well written and it will definitely catch the reader and not let go. There's tons of fast paced action..And Jennifer has managed to create a creature I had never heard of coming in male form at all.
I absolutely loved this story and I need my Kenna fix.... Suddenly crackheads on flowers makes a whole lot more sense!
I give this book 5 of 5 paws

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Review of The Ghost Catcher by KC Sprayberry

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I was handed an ARC in exchanged for an honest review. Because this is an ARC I will speak nothing of any errors I may have found within this work.
This had to be the cutest piece of flash fiction I've ever read. It sounds like the end of a serious and I do hope K.C. will expand on it with other shorts about how the Ghosties met the other ghosts and perhaps a story for Limbo as well.
I was absolutely brought to think about the Ghostbusters while I read this. Only instead of it being four adult guys, it's a ragtag group of teenagers ranging in age from seventeen to twenty.
The story is the perfect campfire read and very child friendly. Anyone from about age eight and up will love this story if they like ghost stories.
For it's cute nature and interesting lesson that every adult should pay mind to..
I give this book 4 of 5 paws

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Review of Night Visions (Night Series 1) by Elena Gray

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While this story is good, I had a hard time getting into it. I found the beginning rather slow and honestly dreaded picking it up again. I found no real errors, only seriously like one to two spelling errors and I think four instances where if the sentence would have began with a noun instead of starting with verb, it would have sounded better. However the four instances this occurred in, I had to read the sentence three times to understand it.
Around chapter six is when the story started to get interesting enough to hold my attention. Pretty much from there on out it held my attention enough to finish the entire book in less than a day. The story will touch on an array of different emotions and is every fast paced.
The characters are very well thought out and it's easy to slip into each character that controls whatever scene the reader is reading. There were a couple of small loopholes that while I eagerly awaited them to be filled, sadly they were not. Hopefully they will be dealt with in the sequel.
I give this book 3 of 5 paws.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

My Review of First Boy by Dennis Sharpe

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This is a short story so my review will be short so as not to give anything away.
First boy will chill the blood of just about anyone. The story is definitely sure to be a campfire favorite once it gets around a little more.
I would love to see perhaps a prequel short of "Father's" origin as I'm almost sure that story would top the creep o'meter more than First Boy does.
I found no errors in grammar or formatting. As usual Dennis' work is painsaking flawless. Kudos to your editor and yourself Sir!
All in all for a piece of flash fiction it contains only one "loophole" at the end that I'm sure will be dealt with when another story starring "Father" is written, keep that in mind before you scream in aggrivation at the end lol

For originality and the fact that I'll be checking the shadows in my house tonight..I give this short 5 of 5 paws 

Friday, July 5, 2013

My Review of Hellhound Twisted (Kasadya 2) by Karen Swart

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Wow... Just WOW! Hellhound Twisted picks up right where Hellhound Awakened left off.. The reader and easily finished Awakened and pick up Twisted without losing a beat. Even if, like myself, some time has passed since you read Awakened, slipping back into Kasadya's life takes nothing. As with Awakened, so to with Twisted, the reader is sucked quickly into the book. The reader will while understanding Kas' hurt and pain, will fully understand Chax's anger at her as well. Kas learned nothing while in hell except how to be more independant. Because of those two years, she's forgotten that she can not take on the world all alone even though she tries. When the plot of this part of the series comes into play, instead of going to Chax or any of the other Custos, Kas once again does not use her head.
There are a lot more characters brought into play in this one than in the last, and the emotions of the story are a lot stronger in this one. I will admit I almost cried more than once while reading this.
I found a handful of small, easily missed word switches but nothing major enough to impede the reader's flow.
Karen has woven this part of the series a lot better than she had Awakened and the reader will find it almost impossible to be destracted until the book is completed.
I was a little ticked about the ending.. but it's a good kind of ticked. The way this book ends will have the reader scream in frustration, go a little insane, and pace around like a caged animal while waiting for Hellhound Born to release.
Kudos Karen, you've written something I seem to be unable to get enough of >^.^<
I give this book 5 of 5 paws