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REVIEW – Arielle Immortal Quickening (Book 4 of the Immortal Rapture Series) by Lilian Roberts

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A fatal night… College co-ed Arielle Lloyd is on vacation with her immortal love, Sebastian Gaulle, when they receive word of a dreadful accident. Her dear friend Gabrielle hovers near death. But it’s much worst for her beloved friends, Eva and Ian. In spite of Eva’s magical abilities, their lives have been cut tragically short.
 
An immortal choice… Troy Vasser’s only love is Gabrielle, but on the night of the accident, his deepest concern is for their dying friends. When the life force within Ian and Eva flickered dangerously low, Troy had to make a hard choice.
 
He could either let them die or lose their humanity and live as immortals. So he did the only thing he could: he gave them immortality. Now it is up to Arielle to break the news to Eva before the transformation is complete.
 
A quest for vengeance… Danger continues to stalk Arielle’s life. Unknown to her, her new professor is an immortal, and he is furious when discovers that Arielle is wearing an amulet that should be owned by immortals only.
 
Sebastian’s nemesis, Annabel, has also not given up on her quest to destroy Arielle. What Annabel doesn’t realize is that Arielle’s circle of friends has drastically changed. There are two newly minted immortals that adore her and have vowed to protect her.
 
After reading the 4th book of this series I can guarantee you will be pleading for Book 5!!  These books are not tragic cliffhangers like some series, each book has its own ending, but it simply isn’t the end of the whole story.  I love that, because I get to take a breath between stories and feel like all is well for a short time.  Of course, then I pick up the next in the series….
 
This book is fraught with tension and fear and love and friendship.  The friends all worry what each other will think and if they can still be friends.  You get to read about the fascinating transformation to Immortal.  That is another thing that is so nice about these books, you are not left wondering how or why, you are given explanations on how these beings can live in our real world. 
 
This book in particular, answered some of the withstanding questions I had and even a few I didn’t think of.  The showdown with Annabel when she realizes that Ian and Eva are no longer merely human is sweet justice! Again, this is not the end of the series, but man there is some great fighting.  There are also some very serious injuries that will have you on the edge of your seat.  Especially, Arielle’s injuries…..
 

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Arielle: Immortal Quickening, (Book 4 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal Awakening, (Book 1 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal Seduction, (Book 2 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal Passion, (Book 3 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal Quickening, (Book 4 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal, (Book 5 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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REVIEW – Arielle Immortal Passion (Book 3 of the Immortal Rapture Series) by Lilian Roberts

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An interlude in paradise… St. Jean De Luz, in the south of France, is the gorgeous setting of one of Sebastian Gaulle’s family estates. It is to this lush place that the Immortal takes his love, Arielle Lloyd, and her friends, to relax and spend their holiday exploring the surroundings and learning about his family’s history.
A snake in the garden… There is no safety in this paradise, however, as Sebastian’s past continues to haunt him. The Immortal, Annabel, still lusts for vengeance on Sebastian and seeks to destroy his new love. While exploring, Arielle’s life is endangered when she discovers dangerous hidden strangers occupying the house.
 
Evil that will not die… Trapped, threatened, and nearing her last breath, Arielle must call on the powerful magic of her friend, Eva, for help. Sebastian must rally his Immortal friends and family to protect his love and expel the evil before his paradise is forever lost.
 
I didn’t think it was possible, but this 3rd book in the series was even MORE intense than the first two!  This book was wonderful and scary all in the same breath.  I think if I were a nail biter I would have none after reading this book! 
 
Sebastian takes them all to his beautiful family estate for a nice relaxing holiday.  Of course with Annabel that will never happen. Arielle and Eva stay home from horseback riding and decide to do some exploring.  And WOW!  You won’t expect what they find, or what happens next.  I was literally holding my breath and stomping my feet! 
 
Lilian Roberts definitely knows how to write suspense!  What I liked was I HAD to keep reading to see how it would turn out…..what I mean is that there was no obvious answer that I was shouting to the characters. Usually, I can see where a story is leading and I am thinking “Why don’t they do this? Or that?”.  I love that I had no clue how it was going to turn out and if everyone was going to be okay….

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Arielle: Immortal Passion, (Book 3 of the Immortal Rapture Series)
 
 

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Here is the series order and links:

Arielle: Immortal Awakening, (Book 1 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal Seduction, (Book 2 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal Passion, (Book 3 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal Quickening, (Book 4 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal, (Book 5 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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REVIEW – Arielle Immortal Seduction (Book 2 of the Immortal Rapture Series) by Lilian Roberts

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A time of waiting… Arielle Lloyd has found the love of her life, but his business as the owner of an international company calls him away. She longs for Sebastian, but stays busy with school, and finds comfort in spending time with her best friends, Gabby and Eva. It is during Sebastian’s absence that a stranger enters Arielle’s life at the university and threatens to shatter her joy with a vicious assault.
A time of renewal… The return of Sebastian Gaulle, Arielle’s Immortal love, brings a return of joy. Her terrifying experience has her rethinking her vow of remaining chaste until marriage. Arielle already knows Sebastian is the one man she will love for eternity. Sebastian has longed for Arielle, like no other. He has carried a ring in his pocket for her almost from the first moment they met. He’s only waiting for the right moment to pledge his eternal love for her.
A time of danger… But Sebastian’s past still threatens their future. A trio of jealous Immortal women has vowed Sebastian will belong to no other woman for centuries to come. Arielle, Sebastian, and their friends must join together to fight off the Immortals bent on utter destruction, if they are ever to find their eternal happiness.
 
This second installment was just as riveting and exciting as the first! Arielle and Sebastian have to spend some time apart as he travels for work.  This gives Arielle all sorts of time to think and decide what is truly important in life.  Of course, it also gives trouble time to find her….
 
I said this about Arielle: Immortal Awakening, (Book 1 of the Immortal Rapture Series) and it held true through the second book as well.  The way Lilian Roberts describes the surroundings is very much like poetry.  You can almost smell the flowers.
 
This book has you feeling the misery as Arielle and Sebastian are to be separated for a while so he can attend to business and she can finish school.  They can get through it as long as they have each other.  Unfortunately, those bent on seeing Sebastian miserable will try to take advantage of the separation.  Not to mention the suspicious new professor Arielle has…..
 

Buy this book!!

  Arielle: Immortal Seduction, (Book 2 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Catch up with Lilian Roberts!

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Here is the series order and links:

Arielle: Immortal Awakening, (Book 1 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Smashwords / Goodreads

Arielle: Immortal Seduction, (Book 2 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

Amazon / Smashwords / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads

 Arielle: Immortal Passion, (Book 3 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal Quickening, (Book 4 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Arielle: Immortal, (Book 5 of the Immortal Rapture Series)

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Bittersweet Junction by Ivy Sinclair BOOK BLITZ!!

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Bittersweet Junction by Ivy Sinclair

Publication date: 2013

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

I need to rave a little more about this book, because I guarantee you will LOVE it!!  Welcome to her blog tour and be sure to check it out.  I think we will see much more in the future from Ivy Sinclair and I CAN’T WAIT!!!!
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Best friends once, lovers never, yet an attraction that can’t be ignored.
Five years ago, Julia Bell walked away from her life the moment her high school diploma was in her hand. She left her family and friends behind to start over and escape the chokehold of small town life in Benton Hill. But an urgent call from her little sister brings Julia back to her hometown wholly unprepared for what awaits her.
Ben Miller was always the nice guy. Just before high school graduation, he stepped out of that role hoping to capture the heart of the woman he loved. Instead, in quick succession he lost the girl, and the future he worked so hard to achieve.
Even though Julia and Ben are drawn to each other, echoes of the past block them at every turn. Secrets are exposed, and reality needs to be dealt with if they can ever hope to move past the bittersweet junction that ripped them apart.

See my review of Bittersweet Junction here: http://joecoolreview.com/2013/07/bittersweet-junction-by-ivy-sinclair-new-release/

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Ivy Sinclair cut her romance teeth on classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, and Sabrina. She is a firm believer in true love, a happily ever after ending, and the medicinal use of chocolate to cure any ailment of the heart. Ivy’s guilty pleasures include sushi, endless Starbucks lattes, and wine. Readers of Ivy’s stories can expect smoldering sweet stories of romance that tug at the heartstrings.
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Dark Hearts by T.R. Stoddard – Synopsis from the author herself! – Spoilers!!!!

DarkHearts Cover TRStoddardYou have already seen my review of this book, but I will tell you again…..W.O.W!  Here is the link to the previous post: http://joecoolreview.com/2013/07/dark-hearts-by-t-r-stoddard-cover-reveal-and-review/.

Now I was given a synopsis for the blog tour, but be warned…..it does contain spoilers.  I did not read this before I read the book and I am glad because this book literally smacked me upside the head.  I LOVE it when a book does that!  So if you prefer to see where it takes you don’t read the synopsis below!!

 

 

 

Title: Dark Hearts

Genre: New Adult

Blurb: If you are an angst-ridden teenager with illusions of romantic death, there is a place for you to call home. A chat room full of bleeding brains and bleeding veins, Dark Hearts, offers a place for damaged souls to find others who share their misery. Unfortunately, on the fringes of the suicidal society, a killer lurks.

Six young souls that fall in love with death, the lure of blood, and the search of release find themselves drawn into a twisted killer’s game in the anonymity of the Dark Heart’s chat room.

The Players:

Kara (aka Bloody_butterfly) ~ 15/f/VA ~ The sad product of an absent father, a drunken mother, a life full of torment, seeks a reason to end it. Weapon of choice: Razor blade.
Sara (aka Decaying_rose) ~ 17/f/FL ~ Abandoned by her perfect family, aims to drown in her own misery, yearns for a pact that ends in forever. Weapon of choice: Narcotics and alcohol.
Lucy (aka Lifelexx) ~ 17/f/VA ~ Trailer trash country girl with a pension for sexual compulsion and blood. Weapon of choice: Anything sharp.
Sammy (aka StarryBlade) ~ 18/f/CA ~ Writer, dreamer, college girl, and unlucky enough to land where she doesn’t belong.
Cherry (aka LifeBlood) ~ 25/f/CA ~ Sexually abused, gun packing, revenge junky.
Adam (aka Shadows_of_my_soul, aka DarkDreamer) ~ 21/m/anywhere ~ Artist, creep, procurer of broken beauties, searching for the one to heal the hole death left behind.

Synopsis:

Twenty-one year old Adam trolls the Dark Heart chat room in search of a real connection. Scarred from watching his high school sweetheart succumb to depression and finally bleed out in front of his eyes, he is on the search for retribution.

Sixteen-year-old Kara Watson is a depressed girl from a broken home. Seeking love in all the wrong places, she turns to the anonymity of the internet in a desperate plea for attention to soothe her low self-esteem. Instead of finding the boy of her dreams in Dark Hearts, she becomes an unknowing participant in the hunting ground for predators.

Adam spends weeks building the illusion of love between him and Kara through their chats. As she falls in love he prepares to end a life. A fight with her best friend and the advances of a creepy stalker presents Adam with the opportunity he has been waiting for. Kara is desperate to be saved but when she calls on Adam to play the role of her hero she seals the fate of her young life, death.

Russian roulette is a deadly game of chance but Adam has the odds stacked in his favor when he plays to Kara’s morbid obsessions and pre-written suicide note. A shot rings out and a girl lays dead as the monster disguised as a lover escapes into the night. The perfect murder, no one will doubt a broken, suicidal girl has given into her own madness.

Kara’s death leaves Adam reeling with thoughts of the girlfriend he lost and the exhilaration of taking a life calls him deeper into the game. Posing as Kara, Adam creates a suicide pact with Sara, tying up his loose ends. Ready to find his next willing prey, Adam lurks in the Dark Hearts chat room where he meets Lifelexx. Within hours she invites him into her cramped, dirty trailer where she plays her final game of Russian roulette.

Death and art are the only things that keep Adam going, until Sammy logs into his life. Adam hopes to make the torment of his deadly thoughts a thing of the past and Sammy his future. The plan is to drive across the country and his problems will be forgotten once he is by her side.

Sammy greets him with open arms, and for the first time in a long time Adam feels as if he has finally come home. Life as a couple seems perfect until Adam’s thirst for blood rears its ugly head yet again. He rationalizes that he can quench the desire for death with one last kill. While Sammy is at school, Dark Hearts presents him with Cherry, the perfect Victim.

Adam is on top of the world as he prepares to meet the unlucky young lady at a seedy hotel. Fire-truck red curls cascaded around a pretty heart-shaped face, and wrapped tightly in leather welcomes him. Cherry is more than he bargained for.

Unbeknownst to Adam, Cherry is death. Two killers and one dirty motel bed leaves Adam at the end of the barrel in his last game of Russian roulette and it is game over for him. Cherry rides off into the night with the murder weapon cozily stashed in her thigh high boot and tomorrow’s vigilante is born.

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Dark Hearts by T.R. Stoddard Cover Reveal and Review

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W.O.W.  That was about all I could do after reading this book, with my mouth literally hanging open…..  I liked it and I couldn’t not read it, but wow….

 But first – the book’s description:

 In the Dark Hearts chat room, a predator lurks amid damaged souls looking for someone to relate with. Fifteen year old Kara is certain she’s found Mr. Right and vows to meet him after one month of online chatting. Can you really know someone connected only by an internet connection? Or is love universal?

After losing the love of his life to suicide, a man becomes a twisted vigilante against suicidal young women. A fixed game of chance delivers his justice. Can true love break his cycle of death, or will a twist of fate let his crimes catch up with him?

 It’s scary to know that this is probably a very real depiction of suicidal teens and the people out there that prey on them.  This book sucks you in so deeply, because let’s face it, we all want to save the kids!  I was just completely blindsided by what happens, which is rare for me.  I mean the whole idea of a teen meeting up with someone they met in a chat room is a scary concept to this parent, but you want it to work out so badly and BAM!  I was literally so stunned I couldn’t stop myself from turning to the next page…mouth agape. 

 T.R. Stoddard really did a number on me with this book.  I didn’t really know what to expect, except that it would be dark, and I was so surprised at the adventure it took me on.  I really liked the ending……I felt like all my questions were answered, but there could be more.  And I would definitely read more it was very well told. 

Stay tuned as a much more detailed synopsis is posted on July 6th!!  You can also check out the author’s blog at http://t-r-stoddard.blogspot.com/!