Saturday, July 4, 2015

Book Review: Blood Oath (Secret of the Halflings) Book 1 by Samantha Coville

BOOK REVIEW July 3, 2015 by Author Holly Newhouse for Eternal Book Reviews:

Raya Sarian is a halfling, half siren and half human and she goes through tremendous adversity when at 17 years old, she is told she has to live with her father at Sirens HQ and the the whole story takes off from there. I experienced so many emotions while reading this amazing book! I especially fell in love with Drew and his family, I also love Raya who fights so hard to be accepted by her peers despite her parentage. I wanted to just beat the tar out of smart mouthed Emma too. My heart broke in several parts of the story and I wanted to get inside it and whoop on the bad guys along with Raya in others. What an amazing and gifted author Samantha Coville is! This is a great and refreshing new twist on the tale of the Sirens and the Call. Reading it was like a breath of fresh air and very realistic fiction. It was easy to visualize all of the scenes, background setting, and dialogue throughout. The storyline was amazingly complex and full of twists and turns this professional reviewer never saw coming. The character development is fascinating and complex as well and that takes true talent to accomplish. I was drawn right into the story in chapter one and it refused to let me go until I had read it all in one sitting, not able to put it down for a second. Is there a siren Headquarters nearby, I would love to live in this world Author Coville has created!! I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages who love the paranomal, mythological, and who also love a story that can grip you and hold you in it while it takes you on the ride of your life with many twists and turns.

Available along with Book 2- Blood Island on


BOOK REVIEW- July 4, 2015 by Author Holly Newhouse for Eternal Book Reviews​

Long Ago Memories by Judith Ann Mcdowell​

This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time and of course I am biased because Native American stories are the dearest to my heart. Being Sioux myself, I have a great fondness for those that can come close to depicting what my ancestors went through on both sides Sioux and Blackfoot. Author McDowell does that wonderfully as well as holds true to the belief that the spirit never dies and is sometimes reborn again. This book was heartbreaking at some spots and almost a haunting reminder of the past in others. It is a book everyone should read at least once. It is not only well-written with twists and turns, it is hauntingly beautiful and complex in its storyline and in the development of the characters that you cannot help but love. I fell in love with Appearing Wolf, Tia, and Pehta all three and they still remain in my heart long after the story is over. Thank you so much to this amazing author for telling stories of a people that too often don't get the recognition they deserve, having been forgotten and pushed aside even today by our government.