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Friday, January 2, 2015
The Sham by Ellen Allen Book Review....20 out of 20 stars!
*****Reviewed for Eternal Book Reviews and Inkspand*****
I loved this book, it kept me on the edge of my seat! I had a roller coaster of emotions while reading through this book in one sitting! The character development is exceptional and realistic, the setting of the scenes had just enough description to capture the readers attention but not overdo it and the same for the dialogue and character descriptions as well. I could really see everything while reading the book and that is a big plus with me, especially when the author gives just enough to spark the reader's imagination but not too much as to over-inform. The scenes lead logically in to the following one and the story line flowed very nicely while the plot was fantastic and well developed. this book was amazing and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone who wants a terrific read!!! I personally give it 20 stars not just 5 stars!
Gypsy Hunted Book Review....20 out of 20 Stars! Exceptional Read!
Reluctant psychic Gypsy Shields (she prefers the term "intuition consultant") finds herself in trouble when, on her way home from a blind date, she interrupts a kidnapping in progress. Her heroic attempt to intervene is repaid with a collision between the attacker's van and a brick wall. She awakens in hospital, paralyzed on her left side and unable to speak. Unable to share vital information about the crime she witnessed. Fortunately, her telepathic connection with her niece helps her throw a line out, attracting the attention of a police detective: Connor Reardon, Gypsy's date the night of the attack.
Stepping in to protect Gypsy, Connor even listens to her claims of psychic power. She soon senses he's concealing certain powers of his own. Nor are they all he's concealing. A part of Gypsy's new ally's mind is closed to her”"what she cannot know is that Connor suspects the kidnapper is someone close to him, and the victim holds secrets that will tear through Connor's department, putting careers and lives at risk. Including Gypsy's, as she is left recovering in hospital and vulnerable as the attacker turns his sights on her once again. Can she use her powers to track down the perpetrator in time to prevent her own murder?
What a magnificent suspense! This author is a true master of story telling! I read this book all the way through in one sitting, it was just that good! I really had a hard time putting it down! Gypsy Shields and Connor are fantastic characters and are both extremely believable and realistic as is the story and plot. The back story and character development of each of the main characters in the book is extremely well done. The book flows at a nice, consistent pace and it didn't drag at all at any time in the story and I did not need to go back and re-read anything to understand it. The scene settings, descriptions of the characters themselves, action scenes, and dialogue was written so brilliantly that this reader had absolutely no trouble with "seeing" everything, that is just how good this author is with description and scene setting. The amount of conflict was perfect and there was sufficient time in between each climax in the book. The relationship between Gypsy and Connor moved at a realistic and believable pace. Overall, I highly recommend this book, it was absolutely amazing!
Wings of Vengeance by Kylie Price ( 20/20 Stars....A Must Read!)
I absolutely loved, loved, loved this book! I fell in love with Lara, Rollan, and all of the death stalkers! They sounds so incredibly amazing! Where can I find one?! LOL! Now, we meet Mathias, the leader and first of the death stalkers who is able to go into the mist where souls that can't move on wander aimlessly. He has the ability to bring the soul back to life in a new shell, an immortal shell. He is the one who brought his best friend Rollan back who is 1900 years old and more recently, Lara. Lara and Rollan are deeply attracted to each other, but each is afraid to make the first move. While they figure out each other, the author takes us into her world of immortal death stalkers and spawns (called vampires by the humans). This awesome author takes the reader on one heck of a journey following rollan and lara as well as enjoying the antics of the other male and female death stalkers who hunt the spawn. The story has so many twists and turns and many you don't even see coming that will have the reader experiencing a myriad of emotions along with the characters feeling as if he or she is right there in the story with the characters themselves. Now, as for the technical stuff, I really have no complaints. the book flows at a nice pace throughout and it doesn't drag anywhere in the storyline. The language and some of the terms are in Australian English yet they are quite easy to understand in the context of the story. The character development and back stories are perfectly created and developed. This reviewer could really "see" all of the scenes, characters, dialogue, and action scenes very clearly in her mind. Furthermore, for characters who are mythical in nature, they were very realistic as was their dialogue. This reviewer could feel a range of emotions evoked by the storyline and characters. Overall, a must read to a great new series! i cannot wait to read book two! I highly recommend this book to those who love vampire stories with a bit of a twist. This book is in a class of it's own!