Chenoire Blog Tour w Giveaway!

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You know how much I love my Stalkees? THIS MUCH!!!!! I am so excited for Ms S (as she is also Ms S in her other name and series, too) because she has some amazing books! I am honored to be her closing spot of the tour! So I have to do something a little special for her! 🙂 But first, I need to show you some of the goodies first! 

Chenoire (A Short Story)

Chenoire

Susannah Sandlin

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat level: mild

Publisher: StoryFront

Date of Publication: December 18, 2013

ASIN: B00GMTVZYI

Number of pages: 50

Word Count: approx. 15,000

Book Description:

When Faith Garrity’s twin sister died, she lost a part of herself. Unable to move past the pain, the once-driven ornithologist is at risk of losing her career as well. To save her job, she heads to the oil-ravaged wetlands of Louisiana. There, in the bayou community of Chenoire, she encounters the handsome but guarded Zackary Préjean, still suffering from a great loss of his own.

She’s drawn to Zack, but soon finds that the Préjean family isn’t what it seems… They have dangerous secrets—and deadly enemies. Caught up in a feud that threatens the area’s uneasy truce, Faith and Zack must learn to trust each other. Survival will require enormous sacrifice, but it just might also give them both a way to move on.

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Short Excerpt: 

Zack Préjean wiped the blood from his skinning knife onto the faded blue bottom of the apron he wore, scanning the bayou that backed up to his papa’s back porch. Something had drawn his attention, but he couldn’t figure out what.

He’d been working on the small gator for half an hour, figuring to take off enough fresh meat for dinner and prep the rest to deal with later—it was too small for the skin to be worth much. The calls and caws of the birds and cackles of swamp hens soothed him, and God knew he needed soothing. Spending the whole month of gator season at Chenoire wasn’t what he wanted to be doing. But Papa had asked him outright for help, and he had to honor that.

          Finally, he figured out what had caught his attention; the bayou was too quiet. He wedged the knife through his apron ties, covered the gator with a towel, and closed his eyes to focus on what he could hear. Footsteps coming from the path leading down to the house—heavy ones, stirring up a whiff of anger.

          Zack tripped on his way through the kitchen, catching his toe on the edge of a chair because he’d been staring out the front window instead of watching where he was going. All this family time must be getting to him, because for a moment he swore he’d seen not a man on the path that angled toward the small circle of houses where the Préjeans had lived for generations.

No, he thought he’d seen an angel.

          Except angels didn’t stomp their feet, curse like sailors, and swat at bugs, which is what this one appeared to be doing. What the hell was a woman doing on foot way out here at dusk?

          Crossing his arms over his chest, Zack leaned against the frame of the front door, silent and still, waiting to see what trouble she brought. She looked like a city woman, and city women always brought trouble.

          He couldn’t keep the grin off his face. Whatever else she was, his citified swamp angel was pissed off and dirty as sin. Bits of mud flaked off what might be a long, lean pair of legs underneath the grime that covered her from her shoes to the bottom of her khaki shorts—or maybe they were mud-covered black shorts. Hard to tell. Her hands flew around her head, batting at what Zack knew were probably the armies of tiny no-see-ums that swarmed near the small stand of trees this time of day. Occasionally, she swatted at her own head, giving her short blond hair a disheveled look he’d mistaken for a halo.

          “Damned gnats. I’m gonna—” The angel finally spotted him and stopped in her tracks, dark-blue eyes growing wider as her gaze dropped from Zack’s face to the vicinity of the knife.

He cleared his throat and stifled the laugh that threatened to escape. “You lost, Angel?”

My Review:

And another wonderful story by Ms Sandlin! Yes I know it’s a short story, but even her short stories have a way of making you love the characters, get caught up in their lives, and root for their HEA!! Before I get really into it, I have two questions… Is Zack’s family related to Rene’s- you know from the “other series”? And if so, I bet they are but, could you find room for one of those HAWT pieces for me? I don’t live too far ya know!! Lol ok now for the big talk. This story got me because it’s sweet and fun but it’s also about living with the death of a loved one and learning to actually live. Damned if I didn’t tear up twice!

So after a tragedy, Faith is literally trying to salvage both her career and her life. She’s using the last little bit of money to try to study some of the birds affected by an oil spill- yes I live here and can attest to it’s aftermath- and she somehow finds herself down in the BFE’s- let’s say that’s Cajun talk for middle of nowhere and it’s unabbreviated term is inappropriate lol! She lands herself in Zack Prejean’s yard begging for a rental boat and a guide. Let’s just say she has no idea how much her life will change because of this. Though Faith is struggling to regain her normalcy, you can tell she is goal oriented, cares about her career and the wildlife it contains, and is sweet and easy going. You will also learn she’s strong, brave, loyal, and can handle a gun lol I like her a lot! I hope we get to see more of her one day!

Zack, well, he may be a HAWT piece but he’s got a chip on his shoulder. He may be back home to help his father but he doesn’t want to be there and he’s making sure everyone knows about it. He’s so rude to Faith partly because of this chip and partly because he’s attracted to her. His rudeness is also halted by Faith who also won’t be bullied. Giggle! Zack is family oriented, he’s definitely a hard worker, and when he believes in something, he’ll go above and beyond to prove it! Maybe he has a HAWT cousin for me 🙂

there’s also some very interesting side characters, a really great little plot twist, and a wonderful lesson that sometimes love really is enough!! Ooooh and there’s a new little twist on the supernatural elements in here and I LOVE THEM!!! I want some more 🙂 gimme gimme! Also, I just happen to obsessively love this author and her mad ninja writing skills! She’ll make you forget you’re reading a short story and transport you to a place not to far from me and my hometown… Yes I can talk to you about eating gator and shrimping lol!! So with that, I won’t spoil the surprise and I’ll keep it simple with a WONDERFULLY ROMANTIC 5 WOLF PAWS, cuz I don’t wanna tell you what is really clawing it’s way around 🙂

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So, I told Ms S I’d have a little surprise for her and I do! I couldn’t help but add a little soundtrack because it’s fun and it’ll be funny once you read the story and have listened to my choices 🙂 here we go!

•When Faith meets Zack- Rev Theory Selfish and Cold
•when Zack sees Faith- Breaking Benjamin Breath
•Faith starts to learn a little about Zack and Zack learns a little about Faith Theory of a Deadman Hello Lonley
•The little boat incident 🙂 Deftones Change
•Zack and Faith’s song(s) Theory of a Deadman Heaven (Little By Little) & All or Nothing

I hope you like my little soundtrack! 🙂

About the Author:

Susannah-Sandlin 

Susannah Sandlin writes paranormal romance and romantic thrillers from Auburn, Alabama, on top of a career in educational publishing that has thus far spanned five states and six universities—including both Alabama and Auburn, which makes her bilingual. She grew up in Winfield, Alabama, but was also a longtime resident of New Orleans, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football, cheap Mardi Gras trinkets, and fried gator on a stick. She’s the author of the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal romance series, a spinoff novel, Storm Force, and a new romantic thriller beginning this month with Lovely, Dark, and Deep. Writing as Suzanne Johnson, she also is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series.

Website: http://www.susannahsandlin.com

Blog: http://suzanne-johnson.blogspot.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SusannahSandlin

FB: http://www.facebook.com/SusannahSandlin    

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I hope you guys enjoyed today! I’d love to know if you guys have any comments for those song choices!! GOOD LUCK TOO! Happy reading and later gators! 

Charming Review!

I totally have a new FAVORITE series that I will be stalking forever now!!!! It’s majorly awesome and I need to show you some goodies! 

Charming (Pax Arcana, #1)

Charming (Pax Arcana #1)

John Charming isn’t your average Prince… He comes from a line of Charmings — an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chainmail and crossbows to kevlar and shotguns, he was one of the best. That is — until he became the abomination the Knights were sworn to hunt.

That was a lifetime ago. Now, he tends bar under an assumed name in rural Virginia and leads a peaceful, quiet life. One that shouldn’t change just because a vampire and a blonde walked into his bar… Right?

400 pages  Published September 24th 2013 by Orbit
ISBN  0316253391 (ISBN13: 9780316253390)
My Review:
YES! I LOVED IT! So, I love a good fairy tale and all, but this is the fairy tale twisted, gone wrong, and having to go through life with a little curse instead of the HEA. It’s so awesome 🙂 This is your normal world, except the Pax Arcana is like the shield that keeps us humans from seeing all those big bads that walk among us. We have a Prince Charming, which we find out that it’s a family tree not just one dude. And this Charming is named John Charming. He’s also the abnormal Charming of the group. He’s a mix-ling, but I won’t tell you what, other than the fact that it’s awesome. LOL And John’s been on the run from the other Charmings who would love to kill him for being that abnormal. And now, let the rollercoaster ride begin! 
Our main character is John, who starts off with a little arrogant, slightly cocky swagger that might make you think twice about him being a cool character, BUT I loved him. He’s willing to put himself in danger to help others he doesn’t even know, even those who may want to hurt and kill him. He’s also on the hunt for some monsters with some other monster hunters, which is unheard of, because of the Charming genetic tree.  I also think he’s loyal, and brave, and quite funny, and though he makes some bad choices, he still has some honor. He definitely has me intrigued and I look forward to so very much from him in the future. 
The secondary characters made this one as much awesome as the main character. I loved Molly. Molly used to be a priest, but now she’s like the wielder of the mother of all holy things, and you’ll have to listen to her explain it as to why she is now a hunter and not a priest. She’s very cool. Cahill is also the very human detective who helps out the team as the team also helps him solve his cases. The pot smoking, exterminating, Choo who just makes me giggle. I also am not a fan of some of the monster hunters. They are just ugh! And Sig, I have so much to say about her, but I won’t… no spoilers, but I expect a whoooooole lot in the future! 
The writing is well done. Not only as the first of a series, it reads like a skilled writer who has been writing for forever. I am still so surprised that this concept could be such a great spin. The plot twist at the end, and the character that’s going to “change” I mean I can’t wait to see how this is going to play out. And I have so many thoughts about what might happen and what could be. I know it’s also going to surprise the hell out of me, because this one definitely surprised me so much! 
There is ONLY ONE reason that this book is not getting a 5 PAW review….. And that would be because those damn vampires from Louisiana had the most GOD AWFUL ACCENT!!!! Seriously, could you people who want to write about Louisiana people just call me… I talk a lot, and I can prove that not only do we not talk like that, AT ALL, like almost the New Orleans, meets Texas drawl, meet something unholy. Seriously. My grandparents are from the serious South, like born where you can’t get there except by boat- yes I’m serious- and THEY DON’T TALK LIKE THAT! *sigh* I absolutely loved this book, but I seriously said some very inappropriate naughty words when I read the vampers dialogue…. those Southern Louisiana vampers…. UGH! AND, seriously, does anybody really talk like that, ever? If it were for a little fight, I would have had to make sure each of those vampires who spoke so terrible met a very horrible end…. HINT HINT, stop making us sound uneducated and like we’ve lost our brains and teeth. LOL Yes I know, so very many authors do that, not just this one.  I just had to make it know that I was not, nor will I ever be, ok with that accent. Ok, rant over, I am back to loving this book! Other than that little snaffoo, it’s an excellent story. It’s got a very fresh, all new concept, with a great plot twist, and some very interesting takes on some of the lore and myths. I really hope that this book become a large, very full, long term series. There’s so much that could be done and I know the author is going to do wonderful things with it! I definitely can’t wait for more. Like GIMME GIMME GIMME MORE right now! Ok, thanks very much! LOL With that, a VERY SURPRISING, VERY CHARMING 4.5 WOLF PAWS!!! 
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Favorite Quote:
“I’m a mean mother-hmmnhmmnh man of God,” she informed me. “Except that I’m a woman, of course.”
“You just quoted something, didn’t you?” I asked.
“Yes, I did,” Molly agreed. She seemed calm but her heart was beating fast. “From Dusk Till Dawn. Its a vampire movie with George Clooney.”
“Is it too late to get a different priest?” Choo wondered. “Like maybe one who quotes The Bible?” 
― Elliott JamesCharming
About the Author!
An army brat and gypsy scholar, ELLIOTT JAMES is currently living in the blueridge mountains of southwest Virginia. An avid reader since the age of three (or that’s what his family swears anyhow), he has an abiding interest in mythology, martial arts, live music, hiking, and used bookstores. Irrationally convinced that cellphone technology was inserted into human culture by aliens who want to turn us into easily tracked herd beasts, Elliott has one anyhow but keeps it in a locked tinfoil covered box which he will sometimes sit and stare at mistrustfully for hours. Okay, that was a lie. Elliott lies a lot; in fact, he decided to become a writer so that he could get paid for it. – See more at:http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/auth…
I hope you guys check this one out! Happy reading and later gators! 

Happy Late Release Dirty Magic and a Review!

I’ve been a fan of Ms Wells for YEARS! I even got to sit in on a couple of her panels she spoke at for Authors After Dark 2012. She’s just as fantastic as I thought LOL And being this is her new series, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved her Sabina Kane novels so very much that I cried when it was ending! But, I am so happy to report, her new series is just as awesome, just different!! 🙂 Now let me show you! 

Dirty Magic (The Prospero's War, #1)

Dirty Magic (The Prospero’s War #1)

The first in an all-new urban fantasy series by USA Todaybestseller Jaye Wells. The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn’t expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch.The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she’s convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she’s been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case. Especially once the investigation reveals their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier—on the same day she swore she’d never use dirty magic again.Kate Prospero’s about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should be never say never.

Paperback, 381 pages, Published January 21st 2014 by Orbit
ISBN  0316228435 (ISBN13: 9780316228435)
 
My Review:
What if the world changed, and instead of drug, magic potions took it’s place. You don’t need plastic surgery, theirs a potion for that. You don’t need antidepressants, or acne medicine, and hair restore, or energy drinks, or hair dye, or almost anything, because theirs a magic potion for that. Even cars are run on magic now, unless you have an old enough model that still runs on gas, which is hard to get. This is an amazing new world to live it. And what if you’re a magic maker who is very anti magic. Hehe. But seriously, with the recession and our economy, it’s an interesting way of thinking. What if? Clean magic is made by the government, dirty magic is made by regular people without the government. Sound familiar? LOL
Kate is our leading lady. She’s a cop, but she used to be the next in line to a big coven of magic makers. And her family may not let her forget it, but she will do anything she can to stay clean, and magic free, and be a good cop. She’s struggling to make amends for things she blames herself for in the past, but she’s still a great cop. And when she kills a guy who is totally freaking out on a new potion out on the streets, Kate’s world spirals. She finally gets the career break she wants, and gets to be part in the investigation with a special unit team, except, the guy she killed was an informant for them. She finally gets the backing from her cop boss, but only because he has devious ambitions and doesn’t care if he uses her to do it. And this new potion, it turns people into werewolf like creatures that kill almost instantaneously, and are really hard to kill. And an old flame from the family coven comes back to haunt her, as he’s just surrounded by suspicion with this investigation. 
There’s some great side characters! Kate has custody of her little brother, who is a typical teenage boy. Their parents died, and Kate has done everything to try to keep them together. Her brother is both annoyingly stubborn, and innocently naive. It’s quite a relationship he and Kate have. Agent Drew Morales is HAWT, gruff, could be potential for a lover, can be quite an ass, but is a great agent. He’s Kate’s new partner. Mez is the units wizard extraordinary as he handles all the magic making and also forensics. Agent Gardner is in charge of the unit and she’s bad ass! I loved her. She doesn’t play. And then there’s John Volos, her past, her ex, and her both saving grace and biggest downfall. Oh boy, I have a feeling things are going to get really crazy coming up. And BaBa, and Little Man, I will not tell you who they are, just know they are AWESOME! There’s some great writing here. And not just a great plot, but some smaller plots that are great. Like a working single young woman, who is raising her little brother alone, and how to juggle life. Or, with addicts, and having friends and a support system, like AA but with potions and magic. And her hilariously horny old little neighbor pointing out that there’s a different between enjoying and abusing things, just like alcohol, a drink  can be good but all the time is a no no. So not only do you get some great fantasy time, but you also get to see some wonderful real life things that make this new series so much MORE! This is a gritty, hard core, eye opening wonderful start to a new series! I am so very in for the next book, please give me more more more!!! 5 ASS KICKING, JAW DROPPING, CONNIVING WOLFY PAWS! 
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About the Author! 
Jaye Wells
Jaye Wells is a USA Today-bestselling author of urban fantasy and speculative crime fiction. Raised by booksellers, she loved reading books from a very young age. That gateway drug eventually led to a full-blown writing addiction. When she’s not chasing the word dragon, she loves to travel, drink good bourbon and do things that scare her so she can put them in her books. Jaye lives in Texas with her husband and son. For more about her books, go to www.jayewells.com.
I want to thank Orbit and Netgalley for giving me a copy of this one! It was definitely a very anticipated, but worth it, wait for this one! I hope you guys check out this author. She really is an amazing writer! Happy reading and later gators! I will leave you guys with the link to the amazon freebie preview of this book, get the first several chapters free while you can!! Just click the picture to take you to the link! 

Salt Review!

So, not only does NetGalley gimme good books, but Entangled does too! Together! 😉 It’s a brilliant way to spotlight great books and make it easy for reviewer to download their copies! Now, this one is FANTASTIC! So let me show you some goodies! 

Salt (Salt, #1)

Salt (Salt #1)

Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find “her” demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own. 

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.

266 pages Published January 7th 2014 by Entangled Teen
My Review:
Ok, so what if you’re a witch and your powers don’t work….. Like, seriously, you have to borrow some of that magic from your family. AND what happens when you have to hide THAT particular detail because it could not only get you in trouble but your family as well. Yeah, it’s a little crazy, which is what made this story so damn awesome! This one is interesting, as you go through school just like normal teens, but then you have to go through testing to not only measure your power, but to become a prominent part of the witch community. Let’s just say that our main character may have decided that Harry Potter had it easy and she has no idea what she’s gotten herself into 🙂 
Penelope, aka Pen, though she doesn’t like to be called that, is your normal girl. She lives with her grandparents and her sister because their parents got killed…. And they are all witches. Except Pen’s powers got taken from her by the demon who killed her parents. She has spent every waking hour since then trying to figure out how to get her powers back from said demon. She is willing to risk her life, and her family’s, to go through a very rigorous testing to become and enforcer which will help her track the demon who stole her powers and get them back. Well, she has some things coming to her. Pen is smart, and tough, and though she lacked some of those things we like to think of as consequences, after the end of this book, she is going to think long and hard before she makes rash, life threatening decisions. I liked her. She’s funny, she’s entertaining, and though she isn’t such a good liar, she does try to protect those she loves. 
And then there’s Carter, yeah he’s HAWT! Carter’s little secret about who he really is will make your jaw drop. It made Pen’s and it definitely made mine. I wasn’t expecting THAT particular outcome. Carter just poofs into Pen’s life when something drastic happens and she’s very uncomfortable around him… until she isn’t because she’s starting to like him. It’s actually quite cute. And he somehow keeps saving her butt! I loved the whole salt concept. It’s the best form of protection, and it works so well. It’s pretty simple, yet can be so devastating. The demon concept of this story is definitely a page turner. It’s one thing to be a witch, who lost her powers, but to have to fight your way through demons to find the demon who took your power. Very cool. I also very much enjoyed the writing style. I really really can’t wait for more of this series! It’s a fresh, new, and inviting way to look into the world of witches and demons. And I totally hope that with that ending, more answers come forth, and Carter and Pen don’t get themselves killed in the process! 🙂 5 MAGICAL SALTY PAWS!! 

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About the Author! 
Danielle Ellison
Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly and talking to imaginary friends. When she grew up, she finally flew away (in an airplane) and started traveling the world. She hasn’t stopped yet, but someday she may decide to settle in one place. Her real life friends would definitely like that; they would probably also like if she stopped talking to her characters out loud. SALT comes out in January 2014, and then it’s sequel. In October 2014, FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS (book one of the BOUNDLESS Trilogy) comes out. She’s got a busy few years!

Thanks so much to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for this one! I have found a new series I love!!! I hope you guys check it out too! Happy reading and later gators! 

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic is ON SALE!!!

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Hello everyone! Today I have a little something special  for you. One of my favorite authors is putting her first book of this AWESOME series on sale for one week. Being that it’s going to be cheaper by almost $3, I thought you’d like to snatch it up for less that $1. Seriously, it’s so worth the $1!!!! If you are interesting in more, I’m going to leave my reviews for both books so far in the series for you to see, so I can entice you to buy it! LOL 

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Blurb:  Three months ago, I lost my foster sister, Sienna, to the darkness. As in blood magic and chaos and general mayhem. No one saw it until it was too late, but I should have. Now, I have a wounded heart and soul that I can’t even reveal to anyone around me, because I’m supposed to hate Sienna with the fiery passion of the justified. And I do. I just wish I didn’t feel so lost without her, so unsure of the path I thought I had carved for myself, and so outclassed by the powerful Adepts constantly by my side these days. I’m not even sure if they’re with me for my own protection or because my shiny new powers are rare and valuable. Assuming I ever figure out who or what I am, and how my magic actually works.
Even chocolate can’t save the day every time … just most of the time. At least I’ve got that going for me.

Book 1:

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (The Dowser, #1)

Blurb:  If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it.

That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.

Note: This 68,000 word urban fantasy is the first book of the Dowser Series by author Meghan Ciana Doidge.

*click on the picture to add it to goodreads!

My Review for book 1:

I will say it one more time- I LOVE THIS AUTHOR! She writes about so many things, and yet I still love each and every one of them. I seriously loved this one. I happen to LOVE cupcakes, even though I don’t like chocolate. LOL yes, yes, I KNOW… *gasp* hahahaha it’s ok. There is a lovely little bakery, owned by a sweet, normal-ish woman, and boy is her world thrown into chaos when a damn vamper shows up, and the fun begins 🙂 Not only is it full of action, and great story lines, it’s hilarious. 

So Jade is your main character. She comes from a family of witches, strong ones. Her grandmother raised her, her mom was always away, and she has an adopted sister that means more to her than anything, except maybe her cupcake shop.  I think Jade started out strong, but grew stronger, but not in a way that you may think. She originally stood up for herself, her only weaknesses being her cupcakes and her sister. And then, she meets a vampire, and then she meets a werewolf, and then she figures out that there’s something seriously crazy going on. People are dying, horribly, with her very own handcrafted jewelry that she likes to call trinkets. She feels obligated to help out, especially since everyone thinks it’s her… And to prove that, she’s got to find out who is killing them, except she didn’t bargain for who the killer was. She definitely wasn’t prepared to learn all those secrets, and she totally was out of her league when she learns about her own magic, and how much she really has. 

OOOOOOOOH, I will say that the bad guy had me, really. I had suspicion, but damn that was a whammy. And the HAWT male piece floating around here, get ready to fan yourself. BUT don’t get your hopes up on her getting one of those smokin hot guys, things are CRAZY! There are some excellent plot twists, and I absolutely can’t wait to see what’s going to happen. I was so entertained, I was captivated, and then I craved cupcakes for like ever, and still don’t feel like I got good ones like in the book LOL Plus, who wouldn’t want a cupcake when you’re surrounded by vampires, and witches, and werewolves… OH MY! LOL oh, and the dead people… and the necromancers. 

I definitely look forward to more. I normally say how nice things were, but seriously. The world building is excellent, because it’s real. It’s a normal Vancouver town, with real places, that just happen to support supernatural creatures without the humans knowing about it. And it’s done so well. The writing is excellent as always…. Ms. M, maybe you can mess up one time, so I can change my sentence from “IT’S AWESOME”… to maybe “JUST WOW!” LOL Seriously well done! 5 CUPCAKE FILLED MAGICALLY DELICIOUSLY YUMMY PAWS!!! 

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My Review for book 2:

SERIOUUSLY! ok, so I immediately emailed the author, and told her I read the last sentence and said OMG!!! LOL this is one soooooo good. I thought I loved the first one, but I am in LUST, LOVE, and total OBSESSION with book two! YES! I would recommend reading book one first, as you’ll think Jade is some crazy chick, which she is, but she has reason. LOL AND you’ll get to read all about her yummy cupcakes, and HAWT pieces, and crazy family. It’s the best! 

Jade is now trying to figure out her magic, her place in the supernatural world, who her father is, and what the hell she is supposed to do with herself. Not to mention, she is surrounded by people who she wants to trust, but isn’t sure if she should, and then when an unexpected visitor shows up and plops herself right in the middle of the chaos, things get out of hand. The vampire wants to use her to find more magical people. The werewolf… I think he just maybe wants to “use her”- and dude I’m all for that- as they a debt to each other. Her mom and grandma, well they have been hiding so very much from her, for so long, that I don’t know if I’d be as nice to them as she is. She also just wants to survive, now that she is on the “radar” of some supernaturals.  

Jade is no longer just a simple witch, she’s a dowser, she can literally find magic, and know about it. She can do thinks no one else can, including make magic, not just use it, but literally put magic into things that aren’t magical. Jade is making new friends, and new enemies. She is having a hard time coping with some things that happened in book one, and she’s trying to help out the family of one of the “bad guys”. She has a lot going on. BUT… Kandy is still my second favorite character. You see a little bit of her in book one, but now you are getting to know her. I LOVE her. Kett is the damn vamper that I just wanna smack a little bit. I still think he is going to be bad news, and it’s going to blow Jade’s mind. And Mr werewolf McGrowly… he is HAWT… I want him. And I hope is also isn’t going to seriously hurt Jade.  I hope that Jade learns to stand up for herself again, because I think she is letting too many walk on her in her quest to find out about her powers. Hell, I’d be throwing fire balls at people LOL 

The ending…. I don’t know what to say. I am still a little shocked. Like, WOAH BABY!!! This ending is totally rocking, and I can’t wait, REALLY CAN’T WAIT for so much more! I am always grateful to read anything by this author. She is magnificent. GIMME GIMME GIMME MORE! ASAP. 🙂 And for the rest of you, stop sitting around and twinkling your thumbs and get this series LIKE NOW! 5 EXCEPTIONALLY MAGNIFICENT MAGICAL PAWS! 

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Go get yours now!!! LIKE GO HERE!!! And I hope you love this series as much as me!! Happy reading and later gators! 

Nightlife Review!

I love being able to get review copies from NetGalley! I have found so many great books, and when I do I get to tell you about them. So, let me tell you about this one. 🙂 

Nightlife

Nightlife

For centuries an ancient evil has slept beneath the streets of New Harbor. This Halloween, it wakes up.
An action-packed debut horror novel from talented new writer Matthew Quinn Martin, Nightlife pits a feisty bartender and a mysterious loner against bloodthirsty terrors as alluring as they are deadly.Nightclub bartender and serial heartbreaker Beth Becker might be a cynic. But when her best friend goes missing Halloween night, Beth knows it’s up to her to find out what happened.

Her quest will take her on an odyssey through the crumbling city of New Harbor, Connecticut. Along the way she meets a homeless prophet warning of something he calls the “Night Angel”-a bloodthirsty creature that feeds on the forgotten. And she will form an unlikely bond with a hunted stranger who knows all too well what stalks the streets at night.

ebook, 384 pages
Published October 21st 2013 by Pocket Star
ISBN 1476746893 (ISBN13: 9781476746890)
My Review:
I really liked this one. It’s perfect when you need an edge-of-your-set, totally unpredictable, slightly horror sided story with some awesome characters to keep you riveted.  This one slightly blew my mind. I was thinking that it was going to be the worst, saddest ending, you know, those movies you watch where everyone sacrifices themselves to save the world. Yeah, I was expecting something along those lines. AND it’s pretty damn close. I will say if you are a little sqeemish, maybe take care, but it’s not bad, because I totally LOVED it! Also, I will keep with the part horror because it’s pretty close to making my toes quake 🙂 AND the vampers are the bad guys which is totally awesome for me! 
The vamps are not your typical vampires in here, maybe that’s why they intrigued me. You know, a common thing about vamps is their glamour in all stories. Well, except in here, their glamour doesn’t make they pretty, it makes YOU see what YOU think is pretty. It’s totally mind blowing! It totally made for a very hard time for the good guys to work around this. I mean think about trying to kill 5 vampires, and they ALL look identical to your loved one. Holy shit right! Seriously, I was totally freaking out with this one. 
Jack is our vampire hunter/killer, and because of his very tragic meeting with one, he’s had nothing but ridding the world of these horrid creatures. I like Jack, he’s so damn serious that I wanna slap him a little, and Beth finally gets him to smile. And best of all, a dog won his heart 🙂 He’s also very creative with kill kill methods. Totally smart guy, good looking, and a savior who never wants credit. He takes in the dog who saves his life, and even when he’s totally against having other people help him, they can die, he lets Beth help him after she proves she won’t go away anyways 🙂 
Beth made me giggle. She starts out so damn hard core. She’s almost mean. She really is a bitch and she’s ok with that, except to the people who matter to her. She really freaks out when her roommate and best friend goes missing on Halloween night and starts trying to track her down. Her boyfriend is kind of creepy, and though she is a little cold to him, I don’t think I would have dated him in the first place. And then he too goes missing. And then comes back for her as a monster. Beth really does freak out, but I finally liked her when she was freaking out. She seems a little more real. AND she tries very hard to deal and cope with what she is learning about the world. She’s stronger than she knew, plus she can kick some ass! 
This one is one fantastic, CREEPTASTIC, blast of paranormal horror! I am really really hoping that though this book has an ending, that little opening at the end means there will be more to come. I would very much like some more, with Jack and Beth, and the totally awesome doggie! 🙂 5 HORROR-RIFFIC CREEPTASTIC VAMPIRE KILLING PAWS! 
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I hope you guys check this one out! And thanks again Netgalley for letting me read it! 🙂 Happy reading and later gators! 

Saved By The Spell Review a Giveaway!

Hello everyone!! Today I am finally posting my review for a very much awaited, and loved, sequel to a new favorite series! You can see my original blog tour post HERE

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Title: Saved by the Spell (Book Two of the Anna Wolfe Series)
Author: Casey Keen
Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance
Expected Release Date: October 11, 2013
Reveal Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

Blurb:
Two worlds in danger.

A Grand Witch behind bars.

A stunning Werewolf and a devilishly handsome Warlock’s pursuit for her affections.

You think you have it bad? Grand Witch Anna Wolfe awakens to find herself imprisoned by Micah, the Prince of Darkness. Micah’s on a quest for world domination—and it’s not just the Netherworld that’s in danger. The human world is threatened as well. Now, it’s up to Anna to escape from Micah’s clutches so she can locate The Scholars and an ancient book before both falls into the wrong hands.

With a fiercely loyal Werewolf and immensely powerful Warlock by her side, what can go wrong?

A lot apparently.

If fighting off the Prince of Darkness wasn’t enough, Anna’s emotions are a whirlwind, as she battles between what fate demands and what she actually wants.

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Saved-Spell-Anna-Wolfe-Series-ebook/dp/B00FS1RPLS/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_1

My Review:

I was hooked from book one! And now, book two is not only great, it’s exceeding my expectations and making me wait for book three is pretty much killing me!! Anna is captured at the end of book one, and starting in this one, you see who has her, where he has her, why he has her, and what he plans on doing with her. Let’s just say the creeptastic factor has just sky rocketed. WOAH. AND, everyone back at home is scrambling to try to figure out a way to get her out.  This one is also written a little different. Since Anna is captured, you can’t know what’s going on, so you still get Anna’s first person POV, but you also get a third person POV from the others at home. I think this made for an interesting take. Stupid Micah stealing Anna away has made this little interesting change very intriguing. 

Anna is learning to fight really hard, for her life, for her survival, and just outright for her. And Martello, Janie and Kristy are all doing their parts at home to try to help find ways to find Anna. Roman and Valen are now almost outright fighting for Anna’s attentions. Micah is just creepy. He’s definitely scary and I want to run away, quickly, with large steps. And as Anna learns more about herself, her love life, it’s quite complicated, and it’s only going to get worse, things are spiraling into somethings awesomely crazy! 

I just can’t talk about the guys right now. I mean, Micah may think he’s in the running, if only by force, but I just want him to die…. Valen and Roman, well now that’s a whole new set of wine glasses. I like them both, one more than the other, but I won’t say anything, as you just need to read this one on your own 🙂 

This one is maybe a little slower in the beginning as you are learning as Anna is about her kidnapping, but once things start up, you will need a seat belt to hold on to your seat. It is way fast paced and if I can just say, HOLY SHIT BATMAN-HOW YOU GUNNA LEAVE ME LIKE THAT AGAIN!!!! There is another, very epic, mouth opening, jaw dropping, pee on yourself cliff hanger. If you aren’t a fan of cliff hangers, this one may kill you. I’m so very impressed! A GREAT, PHENOMENAL, WHIRLWIND RIDING 5 PAWS!! 

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Book 1, I’ll Be Damned

I'll Be Damned (Anna Wolfe Series, Book #1)

My 5 PAW review is HERE!

Author Bio:

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I was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the suburban outskirts of this amazing city. I love anything paranormal and/or supernatural – seriously I live in Philadelphia! For those of you who don’t know, this city is an awesomely haunted place! This healthy paranormal addiction has provided me the motivation to write my first book, “I’ll Be Damned.” I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and I’m currently working on the Anna Wolfe Series

Links:
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7020153.Casey_Keen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorcasey.keen
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnaWolfeSeries
Website: http://www.caseykeen.com/

Sorry again about the my missing review THE FIRST TIME.   I hope you guys check this series out 🙂 So much so, that I think you guys should comment which book of this series you’d like to read and I’ll pick a winner 🙂 It’s the least I can do to make it up to you for being late with my review, so go forth and comment! Thanks Ms Casey for being awesome!!! 🙂 I wish you all a great week, some happy reading and later gators 🙂