Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vengeance is Mine by Kasey Millstead Book Review...5 Stars!

My Review:

"A Gripping Roller Coaster of a Ride!" "A Ten Star Read"

I love, love, love this book! I found this author quite by accident and am so glad I did, this book was everything I have ever wanted in a book! Well written with the author's own unique way with words and excellent storytelling skills in a way that drew me in from the start. The character development and dialogue was perfect, not too much and not too little. The characters, dialogue, and plot were all fantastically realistic which only brought it up several notches in my opinion. Having grown up around an MC, this book was perfect and one I had always hoped would be written and written exceptionally as this author has perfectly accomplished! Taking the journey with the character Ella Moore definitely kept me on the edge of my seat with twists and turns and a roller coaster of emotions or to put it simply, it blew my mind and I am looking forward to purchasing and reading all of this author's awesome MC Books!
As in the words of one of my favorite characters, "Sometimes good people have to do bad things for the greater good." ~Cade
Magnificently well done Miss Millstead!! I have found a new favorite author by accident and will be a loyal fan by choice!

Realm of Angels Parts I-V by Conrad Powell Book Review (5 Stars)

My Review for Eternal Books Reviews  (5/5 Stars):
I absolutely loved these books! What a wonderfully talented author! The story drew me right in from the start! It is rare that I find a book that I feel like I am living right along with the characters in their world but, Mr. Powell has done just that for me! Make sure you read Realm the first novel, it is absolutely magnificent!!! Thank you so much Mr. Powell for sharing your amazing talent with the world!

The Tragedy of Woman by Ray Dracolias- Book Review

My Review for Eternal Books Reviews and Inkspand:

This is the 4th book by this amazing author that I have had the pleasure of reading and it did not fail the high expectations that I have come to expect from Ray Dacolias. It was a wonderfully long read that I was drawn into from the very start and it held me on the edge of my seat as the story of Oscine who is a brave, courageous, positive and compassionate woman who has lived through tragedies in her childhood then again after she's married. Having lived through eerily similar circumstances in my own life, I could not only empathize with Oscine but became her during my journey through and to the end of this book. Which is a real treat for me when an author can accomplish that task. At the end of the book, I was exhausted emotionally, so involved was I in this book and felt like I had just gotten off of a roller coaster full of emotion during my journey with the character in this amazing read and when she stayed positive and forgave others their wrongs against her, I myself wished to be her as I could only feel anger and outrage on her behalf! Perhaps because it triggered my own memories that had been better left laid to rest in my own past.
This amazing author has once again wowed me with his unique way with words and excellent story telling ability. The character development was once again magnificent and rich. The plot and storyline, again was extremely engaging, well thought out, complex, and extremely well written. The way twists and turns occurred that I could not have foreseen was pure genius. Once again this amazing author has taken subjects most will shy away from and brought them into the public light bravely for all readers to like or dislike and like all great authors, with each new book, bares his soul to the world while bringing attention to otherwise sensitive topics that most only speak of behind closed doors. I full commend this author for accomplishing just that once again. I eagerly look forward to reading more books by this author, one of my new favorites.
I further recommend this book to everyone regardless of gender. If you have the patience needed to become engaged in a long novel and yet, absolutely exquisite read, then pick up this book today!

Crossfire by Andrea Somanski- Book Review

My Review:

This was an amazing book. I was immediately drawn in by the book cover which was beautifully crafted and developed. Then after reading the description I was hooked and knew I had to read this book! I love reading YA books even at my age of 38 and proud to admit it! There is something to be said for a wonderful and well written YA novel. I was shocked that this was a new author and thought I was reading the book of a well seasoned author until I found out the author was new. Wow! Awesome job hon! The storyline was fluid and flowed perfectly throughout the course of the book, there was nothing that stopped or halted the flow which was quite refreshing. Being a student of Greek mythology myself, I loved the mythological touches in the book with the mythical Amazon and Kakodemons.The characters are extremely well developed along with their relationships and the characteristics they display are very believable and realistic. Once I started reading this book, having taken speed reading in college, I was able to enjoy it and finish it in record time while bumping into walls since I just could not put it down! Ha Ha. This book hooked me from page one and kept me on the edge of my seat with twists and turns I never saw coming and then they did, it was like an explosion of shock and wonder, it was magnificent! One a final note, this amazing book is wonderfully character driven instead of being plot or dialogue driven which makes it even more refreshing!

Reviewed for Eternal Books Reviews

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sated by Truth Devour Book Review

This book was fantastic!!! I sincerely hope there is more for this series!! I would love to see where Talia's journey leads next. I laughed and cried so much in the same reading it completely wore me out, it was fantastic!! This book as with the last two was beautifully crafted from the characters to the storyline, the ups and downs Talia experienced with a bit of the mystical added in that is so much a part of who she is. The writing was beautiful and uniquely worded. Once again I absolutely loved the addition of the Australian words added in, they gave emphasis to the scenes and were so uniquely Talia that I was excited to hear them. After so long she has her soul mate and became happy after so many ups and downs. The ending was absolutely perfect and no less than I have to come to expect from this tremendously brilliant author! The scenes were perfect all the way through the book, just enough information to help the reader really visualize everything and yet, not too much as to be overdone. I am completely in love with Talia and Bohdi and their lives together. It has not been an easy road for them but it made them stronger, each setback or issue to be worked through or fought for, made them stronger. I do have to say I absolutely loved Mable and wish I had her in my life, she was such a beautiful angelic character and I instantly fell in love with her. I love how the relationship dynamics in the relationships Talia chose to keep close to her heart are still the same and yet different at the same time. It was all so very realistic. I truly hope this series becomes a series of movies or even a tv show, it would be perfect for it! Once again, thank you again to this wonderful author for sharing their talent with the world. You have a dedicated fan in me!!

Spinner of Yarns by Ray Dacolias Book Review

To start off with I will say that I couldn't really get into the first story but after that, I absolutely loved the rest of the short stories in the book! The stories each held clear messages that were intriguing and offered a different perspective in viewing each of the issues addressed in the stories. The author's stories address issues and characteristics that can be seen by some as taboo in polite speaking society but, one that need to be addressed in today's society none the less. There was minor editing issues in the first story but by far nothing that deterred me from reading and enjoying the stories. I personally put more stock into the content of an author's story than those who like to nit pit over little minor errors to the point where they miss the enjoyment to be had in the author's amazing stories and/or storyline. Even as short stories I could clearly see a great deal of thought and work went into the writing of this amazing book. It was exceptionally well written. The characters and story lines were brilliantly crafted. The messages, I felt, are pertinent to society today and were all very thought provoking. My middle school aged daughter read this book along with me and quickly caught onto the messages conveyed in each story and thought about each one in depth before going on to the next story. Each one had an impact on her that I could clearly see and at the end she also said, "WOW! That really made me see things differently and it was amazing!" There is no higher compliment from her. I am recommending this book to all of my friends and even some of my therapy clients as well! So, If you love amazing short stories that will really have you thinking and will make you see things differently that you might have otherwise, then you really need to read this amazing book! Thank you to the author for sharing his amazing talent and words with the world! This world would be vastly different without all wonderful authors and their amazing displays of creativity and knowledge in it.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chamelon In a Mirror by Ruth Nestvold Book Review

            This book fascinated me and had me feeling as if I really was living right alongside Billie and her new found friends in 17th century England. As a History and English literature major, I feel deeply in love with this book and all of the characters! I find myself searching old archives for every i can find on Aphra Behn, so fascinated am I with her and the time period as well as with her plays. I have always had a deep love for the language of the time. I sincerely want to live there in the book with Billie, to live in that amazing time period! It is clear this author has an amazing amount of knowledge with the time period, is extremely well written and writes the story in a beautifully unique and engaging way. The character development is absolutely perfect, as is the way she writes the plot/storyline. The characters are effectively described as are the scenes in such a way that made this read fall completely in love with them. The dialogue is magnificent, each character speaks distinctly in such a way that I could hear their dialect, accent and diction throughout and that is in and of itself hard to accomplish but, this amazing author did it and magnificently! The descriptions are creatively unique and realistic and clearly on a level all their own. I will actively seek out an autographed copy of this book from the author to purchase and cherish for years to come. This amazing book has move me that much and I could not help but burst into tears by the end. I was so incredibly moved by it.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a magnificent book that will make you experience a myriad of emotions, warm your heart and soul, then leave a lasting impression on you as on of the greatest reads of this century!

Wantin by Truth Devour Book Review

Meet Talia Jacobs, a young woman who has suffered great loss at a young age who was raised by her loving aunt and uncle and their family. As she matures she finds out that she is independently wealthy. She decides to leave after falling in love with one she knows she can't have and who deserves to be loved by one who can love him back, a love that is not forbidden. Talia sets out on a journey of self-discovery while at the same time endlessly searching to fill the void in her own soul and life. She meets a myriad of characters along her way, touching each of their lives in unexpected ways as they touch hers in turn. Then she happens upon a Gypsy who will set her on a path to what she seeks.
Let me start off by saying this book was fantastic! Written in the first person, it drew me right in from the start and made me feel every emotion, see every scene clearly as if I was right there with Talia on her roller coaster ride of adventures in her life. this author has an amazing writing ability that is very unique and is very well written. The character development of everyone we meet is outstanding! The plot/storyline was intriguing and engaging as well as being very realistic as it drew me right in and kept me on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would come next for Talia, a beautiful person with a selfless heart of gold. She hates to hurt others and tries to do what is best for everyone around her while constantly searching to fill the void in her own soul. The descriptive nature of the scenes and characters are perfect, giving the reader just enough to feel he or she is in the story with Talia but not too much as to be overwritten. At the conclusion of this book, this reader wanted just one more page to the story! I was completely hooked and anxiously can't wait to read the next book in the series to see what is next for Talia, this book is just that amazing! I will recommend it to all of my friends to read!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Authors, Donations, attendees and Swag needed for a great Giveaway event on Oct. 11-12, 2014

This is an amazing event designed to showcase authors and their work through a great giveaway with author takeovers and donations for rafflecopter giveaway. The event is on facebook at: Click HERE TO GO TO EVENT PAGE! The event is hosted by an awesome page, one of my own favorites in fact. 

Are you an author, want more exposure for your books, or have some swag to give away then make sure you join this event and for the authors please go to: CLICK HERE TO GO TO AUTHOR SIGN UP FORM ! The more authors they get and the more people you invite, the more magnificent this event will be! Please sign up and help out a fellow individual and book supporter in our industry and in turn, help yourself generate sales and reviews for your books!

The event will be held on October 11 and 12th!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Aine: An Undead Girl Novel Part One and Part Two by Mark Mackey~ Book Review-15 stars out of 20 in my book!

My Book Review of Part One and Part Two:

I read Parts 1 and 2 and absolutely loved, loved both of these books!!! The story telling is absolutely unique, the supernatural characters are amazing and yet very realistic! I loved the length of both parts as well, the longer the better, for me anyway. I fell in love with Aine right away from her polite gentle nature to her bad ass vampire one. I love strong characters such as her. And the mystery and suspense kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through both parts, I had to read them both in one sitting which was around 12 hours of reading but, oh, completely worth it! This amazing, well written author took me on a journey of epic proportions that I will soon not forget and that others will have a hard time beating! I recommend this book to anyone who loves a great novel, loves the supernatural and paranormal along with mystery and suspense and is ready for one heck of a ride by the seat of  their pants! These books are going to leave you wanting to read so much more from this amazing and talented author with a gift for character development, plot, and story line as well as maintaining the continuity of it all! A definite must read! If amazon would have let me I would give it 15 stars!! The first time I have ever found a book worth that many!! If you have not read part one and two, well, what the heck are you waiting for? Get them today! I guarantee, it will be one of the best reads of your life!