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REVIEW – FANTASY – Seducer Fey (Genetic Fey Series Book 1) by Cullyn Royson

SeducerFeyCoverI wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this book, but it was addictive!!  I’m always a little worried when I begin a fantasy book, because it is not my usual genre.  I need the book to give me background and explain things without going on and on.  This book more than delivered!!  It explained in such a way that I felt I had an understanding of the characters, but also left room for me to discover more unique qualities and abilities throughout the entire book!  That is so rare!  Let’s begin with the book’s blurb:

When the fairies of Celtic mythology are combined with genetic engineering, youth and charisma can be sold.

The mid-twenty-first century has brought about advancements for social justice and genetic engineering. Fluid gender identity and sexuality are widely accepted in society. The scientific quest for immortality is more popular than ever. Physical appeal, however, isn’t just about youthfulness. Any researcher who discovers the secret to charisma will make millions.

During a prospective college visit to Dalhousie University, Danny and her crush, Cassidy, are invited to the home of an eerily captivating student named Taban. There Danny learns that her DNA could be used to create a form of genetic therapy to give people longer lives for a hefty price. Danny’s life is at risk because her rights to her DNA would get in the way of this plan. Cassidy vows to protect her friend. Unfortunately for the two young women, Taban has other motives.

While this book was primarily about Danny and journey to learn more about herself and her genetics, I really felt most of the characters had starring roles.  We really were able to get into the heads of each character and learn quite a bit about who they are, what they can do,  and how they think.  I feel like I could befriend each one and that includes Donovan, who doesn’t say much. :-)

I really loved the strong friendship between Danny and Cassidy.  It was true and really could withstand anything.   From the beginning it is clear that Danny is a bit immature when compared to Cassidy, but it fit perfectly within the friendship and what we learn in this book.  I liked that no matter the events happening, neither friend ever doubted the other and knew they could count on each other.  Isn’t that what we all hope for?!?

One of the things I love about reading is getting lost in the story and connecting with the characters.  In this book I couldn’t decide who I wanted to know more about!  I really loved that sexuality was completely open and acceptable in this book.  Essentially, anything goes and nothing is judged.  LOVE THAT!  I don’t know how to explain it so it’ll make sense and not offend anyone so you are just going to have to grab it up to see for yourself!  Suffice to say that nothing was predictable!

I am very happy this is only book 1 and I cannot wait to read more about these amazing characters!!

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About Cullyn Royson

Cullyn Royson is a twenty-two year old graduate of The Evergreen State College. A combination of biology classes, swimming, fencing, and martial arts helps to inspire Cullyn’s writing. As a child and teen Cullyn performed magic tricks and made balloon animals for school talent shows.

 

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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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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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…..
 

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  Arielle: Immortal Seduction, (Book 2 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 AND GIVEAWAY ENDS TOMORROW!! HURRY AND ENTER!!! – The Sentinel by Holly Martin

TheSentinelCoverWow what a fantastic story!!  This is my favorite type of series……It is intense and fast-paced, but there is a satisfying conclusion at the end!  It didn’t leave me hanging at the end!! Now it didn’t wrap up the entire story, there is still definitely a lot to resolve, but we are given that satisfied feeling at the end. That is until I read the small blurb for the second book!  WOW is about all I can say!

So for those of you that missed my original post here is the book’s description:

When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing.

 In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single-minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs.

However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against.

With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with.

But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfill her destiny when the time comes?

If you would like to see my original post, click HERE! Also, if you want to read my update on the story you can click HERE!

A little more about this book….

So Eve is 17 years old and just found out she is the supposed “Sentinel” that is going to save the world. No pressure, right? Eve slowly finds out that most people she knows, know who and what she really is. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that people are trying to kill her…..

I seriously hope this book takes off and eventually becomes a movie. The constant adventure and chaos is fascinating. I can vividly picture each character and their surroundings in my mind and that is thanks to Holly Martin’s writing. Plus, she describes the actual actions so clearly I can envision them happening!

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GIVEAWAY! UPDATE – READ WITH ME – The Sentinel by Holly Martin

TheSentinelCoverOhmygoodness! This book is very good! I literally had to force myself to stop reading so I could give you all an update! So first if you didn’t see my previous post and you want all the info on The Sentinel you can click HERE!

This is one of those books that starts off with a BANG! It begins with a school bus crashing over the edge of a cliff! It’s teetering there when Eve first realizes that everything is not quite what it seems. She sees her teachers do some impossible things…..then SHE keeps all the other kids from dying!

Eve hit her head in the crash, so everyone tries to convince her that she was hallucinating! They ALMOST have her convinced…..until the FIRE! That’s all I’m going to give you for now, but stay tuned! I don’t want to giveaway the story as I go, but trust me, it is riveting!

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$0.99 SALE!! Arielle: Immortal Awakening, (Book 1 of the Immortal Rapture Series) by Lilian Roberts

ArielleImmortalAwakeningEDIT:  The sale started early!!

One of my favorites is on sale for 2 days only!!!!  If you don’t remember my review of this one, click HERE to see it again!  The sale is for November 8th and 9th ONLY!  This is the first book in a 5 book series….I have now read books 2, 3 and 4 and I am anxiously awaiting news on book 5!!  My reviews for books 2, 3 and 4 will trickle out here in the next week or two so stay tuned!! :-)

Here is the book’s Amazon description:

A mortal soul…

From the time college co-ed Arielle Lloyd had been young, she had been able to hear the thoughts and feel the pain of certain others, and those she comes to think of as her special group. One friend’s dabbling with spells and magic showed her the power of love that can endure beyond the grave. But another friend’s terrifying encounter with a warlock left Arielle wary of those who claim otherworldly powers. On holiday in the south of France, a chance encounter could change her mind. Or could cost her life.

An Immortal man…

Sebastian Gaulle is the wealthy, handsome owner of an international company. He is also an Immortal. For five centuries he has sought the one soul who can fulfill his dreams of everlasting love. Then he meets Arielle, whose heart calls out to him like no other.

A timeless love…

Sebastian has made his choice clear. But jealous Immortals from his past threaten retaliation. They have vowed to destroy any woman who becomes involved with him. In spite of the powerful protection amulet Sebastian gives Arielle, death stalks their newfound love. Their love may be eternal, but they may be running out of time.

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$0.99 SALE – Unfinished Business by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson!!!

UnfinishedBusinessCoverSometimes the dead need our help and sometimes we need theirs. This is the theme of Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s light-hearted and touching chick-lit novel, UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Angela Panther’s mom passes away from cancer, but you can’t keep a good woman down. She returns as a wise-cracking celestial being with “unfinished business.” The hilarious “chick-lit with ghosts” tale is only $0.99 on September 19-23!  Read my review of this AWESOME BOOK.

Unfinished Business Blurb: 

 ANGELA PANTHER HAS A PERFECT LIFE:  A lovely home, an attentive, successful husband, two reasonably behaved children, a devoted dog and a lot of coffee and cupcakes. But while her life might border on mundane, she’s got it under control. Until her mother, Fran dies-and returns as a ghost. It seems Fran’s got some unfinished business and she’s determined to get it done.

Now Fran’s got some nifty celestial superpowers and isn’t opposed to using them to levy a little ghostly retribution on her granddaughter’s frienemies and even her own daughter, which doesn’t make Angela happy.

While Angela’s shocked and grateful to have her mother back, she’s not thrilled about the portal to the afterlife Fran opened upon her return. Now every ghost in town is knockin’ on Angela’s psychic door, looking for help-and it’s a royal pain in the butt.

Now Angela’s got to find a way to balance her family life with her new gift and keep her mother in line. And it’s a lot for one woman to handle.

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Carolyn Ridder Aspenson tackles, with comic cleverness, the serious subjects of mother-daughter relationships, death and raising teenagers in this smart, funny take on the love of family and the uncontrollable paths our lives take. This story is very personal for Carolyn. She calls it a “declaration of love” for her late mother. You can read more about Carolyn’s personal story on Heartache to Healing.

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99 cent SALE!!! Arielle: Immortal Passion (Book 3 in the series)

c0d5d3e05783a69fd0de0623b3a28e4ac3b969d5-thumbI fell in LOVE with this series and I can’t wait to get to the next 3 books in the series!!  You can read my review of the first book: Arielle: Immortal Awakening, (Book 1 of the Immortal Rapture Series) by Lilian Roberts. Keep in mind this is a series and each of the books leads wonderfully into the next – okay so the first leads perfectly into the second. :-) I wouldn’t say they are necessarily true cliffhangers, but the story is DEFINITELY not over! 😀

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New Review – Unfinished Business (An Angela Panther Novel) by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

UnfinishedBusinessCoverI laughed and I cried…..and laughed……..and cried……throughout the entire book!  This book was so real (yes even with the heroine seeing her mother’s ghost) and the emotion in it will stay with me for a long, long time!

Here is the what the book is all about 😉 :

Sometimes the dead need our help and sometimes, we need theirs.
  
ANGELA PANTHER HAS A PERFECT LIFE:  A lovely home, an attentive, successful husband, two reasonably behaved children, a devoted dog and a lot of coffee and cupcakes.  But while her life might border on mundane, she’s got it under control. Until her mother, Fran dies-and returns as a ghost. It seems Fran’s got some unfinished business and she’s determined to get it done.

Now Fran’s got some nifty celestial superpowers and isn’t opposed to using them to levy a little ghostly retribution on her granddaughter’s frienemies and even her own
daughter, which doesn’t make Angela happy.

While Angela’s shocked and grateful to have her mother back, she’s not thrilled about the portal to the afterlife Fran opened upon her return. Now every ghost in town is knockin’ on Angela’s psychic door, looking for help-and it’s a royal pain in the
butt.

Now Angela’s got to find a way to balance her family life with her new gift and keep her mother in line. And it’s a lot for one woman to handle.

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson tackles, with comic cleverness, the serious subjects of mother-daughter relationships, death and raising teenagers in this smart, funny take on the love of family and the uncontrollable paths our lives take.

Unfinished Business, An Angela Panther Novel is the first in this paranormal chick lit series by author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson.  Look inside the book to discover the
relationship between Angela and Fran and sneak a peek into the life of an
ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift.

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

Who wouldn’t want just one more chance to tell their loved ones how they feel? How much they love them? This book is my declaration of love to the woman who was patient and loving enough to raise me. I know if she could, my ma would come back in death and annoy and love me just as fiercely as she did in life.

Angela is a perfectly normal 40ish woman with two kids and a wonderful husband.  It’s a good life and she has spent the last little bit nursing her mother.  She is heartbroken when her mother passes, but still helps her kids understand that their Grandma is in a better place.  One of the things I truly love about this book is Angela and her family are just regular people, dealing with real life.

I felt the complete love and support in this family as if I was a part of them.  The fact that her husband listens to her and eventually backs her in something he finds so unbelievable is what real love is about.  Granted Fran gives Angela some help convincing Jake……here’s a peek:

 My mother, who had stayed silent through the bulk of this conversation, thank God, groaned.  “Ang, I have an idea.”

“Okay,” I said to both of them.

My mother floated behind Jake.   “Tell him I know about the prostitute.”

My mouth dropped.  I looked at my mother and then back at Jake.  “What’s this about a prostitute, Jake?”  Admittedly, I might have said that just a little too loud, bu who wouldn’t?  A prostitute?

Jake jerked his head back and forth, and I was pretty sure he was looking for my mother.  “Oh my God,” he laughed.  Laughed! “Holy shit, it is true.  Your mother really is a ghost, isn’t she?”

That didn’t help me understand about the prostitute, and apparently my mother found that funny too because she was doing the whole head bob laugh thing again.

I, however, did not find it the least bit funny.  “Someone had better tell me about the freaking prostitute.”  I clenched my teeth so tight I think I chipped one.  “Right now.”

I guarantee you will laugh out loud when you read the rest of this conversation.  My husband thought I was crazy…LOL

There is a serious issue that is happening in the background as well that has to do with Angela’s teenage daughter.  Sometimes having a ghost on your side can make all the difference.

Again, you will laugh, and you will cry, but this book is worth every emotion it forced from me.

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