Friday, November 16, 2012

Update and Reviews: Eternal Rider and Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

Hey follow bloggers what's the tea? Lol Don't mind me, I just recently watch this sitcom Noah's Arc, and I've been wanting to say "What's the tea?" since seeing the show. But anyway, I have been writing a little bit more. I have been working on SnoWolf and I am up to chapter 6. Chapter 6 is going to be a pretty long chapter and its gonna be the first love scene between the characters. This is supposed to be a short story/novella and not a full length novel so I am only writing about 15 chapters for this story. I was thinking about maybe making it a novella series...or maybe not now that I think about it. I think for this one I will tie everything up in one shot. Especially since all the new books I am working on are part of series. It's crazy because even as I am writing this I am picturing how all the events are going to play out in the next chapter. I think in chapter 6 and in chapter 7 is when all the secrets the other characters have been hiding are going to come out since they are snowed in the house until the storm passes. Yeah I think that is what I am going to do, because I really don't want to make this a series because this doesn't seem like a series book....Well now that I worked that out and talked about SnoWolf let me update you on The Faye Princesses, wellll there really isn't much to update you on. I have written a little on the current chapter and added a new character that you will see more in one of the other books. But other than that I haven't been writing anything new for this book. I have some writer's block about what has to happen next. There's a lot going on in this world and I am forgetting in what order everything has already happened, though when I reread the chapters it seems to flow easily. As for the Hounds I still haven't finished editing Eternal Light, nor have I been working on Eternal Earth. It was suggested that I should focus on one book at a time. They might be right but how can I fight when I am working on one project and a scene for another book comes up. I have to write it out because I will not remember what is supposed to happen. Trust me I have tried to remember what happens and I have lost a lot of good scenes that way.....But anyway moving on. Lets get to the reviews (I swear sometimes I don't know why I don't read more and get lost in the world of warriors and ancient legends)

Review: Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione

Took me a while before I finally reached into my library and pulled this book out. And oh man, I should slap myself for not picking up War's story earlier. Eternal Rider is the first book in the Lords of Deliverance series by Larissa Ione. This series is a break off from her previous Demonica series and deals with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  The first book Eternal Rider is Ares story or better known as War before his seal breaks. As everyone should know he is the Horsemen of War, but until his seal breaks he is just Ares, a sexy half demon half angel god on two legs. His heroine is Cara, who is a woman dealing with supernatural powers and pretty much a boring life. I am going to skip giving you the back blurb of this book because you can read that anywhere and if you are familiar with Larissa and her work you already know the back of the book. But I will say in short that the book is about preventing Ares's seal from breaking and for the characters to discover themselves and each other, which is the same with each romance.
     One reason Larissa Ione is one of my favorite writers is because not only is she able to grab and pull me in with the first chapter but she is able to intertwine her worlds in together and piece events from her previous series into the current one and make them all related. She also takes a different approach to Biblical events and makes her own unique story. She creates a giant world where you see new characters and yet the same old character's that you love. Ares's had always been my favorite god/horseman. Just don't ask me why because I don't know. There has always just been something about War that drew me more than the other horsemen in the series. As with all warrior and alpha male arc types Ares is a hard ass and great general. Because he is war he has never lost a battle and lives for bloodshed, it intoxicates him the same way sex does. His character is larger than life and it was a joy watching him be driven crazy be the woman he loves. As we all know by now I love to watch the break down of the Alpha character and this was no exception. However unlike in The Mating (which I previously reviewed) Cara, who is Ares's woman, makes a great match for him. She doesn't take of his mess or his attitude. She frustrates him while at the same time drawing him in. And though in the beginning she was a little shaken up, she is a resilient and strong character. Watching them come together in order to save the world from Ares's brother Pestilence was great.
     There are many character's in the first book, some old and some new, and Larssia does a great job in making sure the reader isn't overwhelmed with all the information. One major character that you have a love/hate relationship with is Ares's brother Reasph or better known as Pestilence  once his seal was broken from the events in the last Demonica book. As Reasph his character is a charming playboy that looks out for those he loves, however once he turns into Pestilence his character is twisted and dark. Larissa knows how to create a great evil character. Like I always say if your going to make a bad guy make him bad and good at it, which is exactly what Pestilence is. He taunts all his siblings and in war's book is doing everything that he can to break his seal, from killing all the Fallen Angles to trying to kill Ares's woman. He wont stop and all the while he is creating diseases and wars all across the world.
     Larissa also does a great job in keeping us informed about what is going on in the background while keeping the focus on Ares's and Cara. She also introduces Thantos and Limos, or Death and Famine  and their characters are just as well rounded as all the other major characters in the story. Immediately after being introduced to the characters I was looking forward to their stories. I couldn't put Eternal Rider down and as soon as I finished it I picked up the next book and finished that in one day. While both main characters grow and progress, Ares's doesn't have as much of a character growth as Cara does. While Ares gets in touch with his emotions and realize that the rage and anger that he has been misdirected , Cara has to overcome her fear of using her power and her past because of that she is able to save no only herself but a whole species and the world.
     Needless to say this was another one of Larssia's great works. As always her characters are engaging and the world captivating. The reader is constantly in a sate of what is going to happen next and keeps the page turning. Since I first picked up the first novel in the Demonica series I have been hooked and seems I will continue to be hooked. With each book the world changes and grows. Events constantly happen that move the plot along and force the characters into situations that develop them.

Rating: 5/5

Would I reccomend this to a friend? Yes



Review: Immortal Rider by Larssia Ione

     Like I said previously once I finished the first book I instantly picked up the second one Immortal Rider which is Arik and Limos's story. And much similar to Ares's book Limos is dealing with her brother turning evil and trying to destroy the world. However Limos book though dark and dangerous seemed lighter than Ares book. It seemed that besides figuring out how to Limos's seal the biggest thing was figuring out how to get her away from Satan, who she was engaged to. I will say that Limos's story held a lot of secrets that upset her brothers yet they weren't secrets that were surprising. Limos character was not as brutal as Ares or Thantos characters. She is much more girly than I thought she would be yet at the same time it can be seen a s a distraction from her pain. Though Limos likes to party and have fun her character is much more depressing and in pain. She hides her pain behind the drinks and fake smiles. Not even her own brothers know about her pain, it seems the only one who can see through her is Arik.
    I found Arik's character to be a little different than what I remember him to be in the Demonica series. But he is much more like able and as resilient as Limos is. From the very beginning they had claimed each other and didn't right it. Yet at the same time I don't think either of these characters were as developed as Ares and Cara. The main point, as I stated before, was to figure out a way to get her out of her relationship with Satan. Which I found pretty interesting and wanted to see how that was going to go. I like how Larissa separated between Satan and Lucifer, by making them two separate beings. It provided and interesting twist to the story.
     Needless to say I look forward to reading the next book in the series and seeing what happens next. I know this review was short and I apologize for that but I am at work and had to cut it short. But it is still a great book.

Rating: 4/5

Would I reccommend this to a friend? Yes

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Update and Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Hello fellow bloggers how are we all doing today? I hope all is well with you guys. As for me I have been working and getting ready for my birthday crusie that is less than a month away. I am so excited. Only problem is I don't know what to do with my dog...I haven't figured out whose going to take care of him for the week that I am gone. It wouldn't be so hard if everyone in the house didn't act like they were scared of him, like he is some giant sized dog that can rip their hands off. But anyway moving on. I haven't written anything new for Eternal Earth yet because I haven't felt anything coming to me. So as of right now Adien and Harmony are officially on pause and also because I still have to finish editing and rewriting Radien's story which has become more of a chore than anything. As far as the Faye Princesses and Alexios's story that is making slow progress. Scenes are coming to me slowly for this part of the book and I know that is because I haven't been working on it, I've been too distracted but the scene I am working on now you get a more inside look into Bozark's mind (somewhat). I am thinking about maybe adding a prequel story of him and Alexios's mother once the Faye stories are done. Also SnoWolf is coming along well. I actually have the next scene in my head that I am going to write (hopefully) once I finish writing this post. With that being said lets move on to the review:

Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Well I have finally picked up Lolita and it made for a very interesting read. Mr. Nabokov did a impressive job of weaving the sickened and obsessed mind of Mr. Humbert. His obsession or love with Lolita proved to be perverted and demented yet at the same time captivating. His rationalization and description of young nymphets provided a very vivid picture of the type of young girls that Humbert was attracted too. In a way this book reminded me of Perfume: Story of a Murder by Partick Suskind. What I mean by that is that both Jean and Mr. Humbert were drawn to s similar type of young girl; though clearly for different reasons. While Jean didn't have sex with his victims, preferring to murder them for their scent, it was the scent of young girls right at the brink of puberty that drove him to murder. Humbert case is much similar, though he didn't physically murder Lolita he did in a sense murder her childhood when he took her. She much like the victims of perfume were young and held a forbidden innocence that captivated these men, a temptation. Something forbidden. But enough about with these compassion and back to Lolita. Of course this is a very old styled and well written novel and at times it may be difficult to understand. There were many parts where I had to double read and re-read what was being said (though it might be my fault that some of these passages were unclear because I was misreading some words). Being that this was written in first person we get a in depth view of Humbert's mind, and though he tries to portray himself as a rational person, he actually manages to rationalize his irrational attraction and actions. He is cunning and able to manipulate the readers into thinking that his love for Lolita was pure and that it was true love. However once I was done with the book, I still couldn't bring myself to believe that his love (no matter how much he said it was) was pure for Lolita  It seemed more that it was about power and control. Being that he was an adult male and Lolita a young girl with no mother she was dependent on him. As a child she was his to protect and take care of. in a sense she was his property and in that obsession he developed a false love. For instance while Humbert was married to Lolita's mother he had not control or power over her. Being that she was an adult and able survive on her own Humbert had no true control over her. If she wanted she could leave him, could throw him out of her home. Therefore he held no attraction to Lolita's mother. Also it could be said that his fancy for young girls began when he himself was very young and the love of his life died due to disease she caught while on the beach with him. It could be that in all these young girls that he found so appealing that he was trying to replace the love that he had lost yet he was not able to. And because as with his first love he was not in control of what happened around him Humbert never grew a true sexual connection for adult women. Either way it is hard to believe that Humbert had true love for Lolita. With that being said I will say that the character of Humbert is well developed just as the character of Lolita as a young girl is well developed.

Rating: 3.5/5 

Would I recomend this to a friend? Yes

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Update and Review: The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter

Hello fellow bloggers how are you all doing this evening? I hope all is well with you guys. I have been doing ok. My writing is still going a little slow but I am in a much better mood. And I can finally say that Eternal Light is published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no I didn't go through an agent or anything like that but I did go through Smashwords.com and published it as an E-book. I made my own cover and everything. So now that it is out there I hope that it gets good reviews from anyone that reads it. I fear that there will be a lot of negative comments about my book but I put it out there any way. So here is the link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/210615. It's a free download that can be read on almost every device. So read and enjoy....with that being said lets move on to this review before I get tired and decide not to write...

Review: The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter

Once again Gena continues to prove why she is one of my favorite authors. With each new edition to her Lords of Underworld novels she adds more to the characters and plot. She keeps the world moving like clock work and her words flow effortlessly throughout the story. I have yet to be disappointed by any book of hers and this one is no exception. I had though Aaron and Sabin my favorite Lords but after reading Strider and Kia's story I must say that Strider ranks pretty high in the list of my favorite Lords. Possessed by the Demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose any challenge placed before him no matter how trivial it might be. His sex appeal, confidence, and arrogance captures the reader and pulls them into his charming ways. His is a strong alpha character that is complemented by the novels heroine Kia, a beautiful, persistent, harpy that challenges Strider in the most pleasurable ways. Gena throughout the novel is able to set the stage and background story for the characters. For instance Kia's past is revealed and why she and her sisters are out casted by their family. Throughout the story we watch as Kia struggled with her own insecurities not only when dealing with Strider but also with her family and other Harpies (who behave like gladiators on steroids). While Kia struggles not only with her feelings for Strider and other things, the reader is given a front row seat as Strider is brought to his knees by the beautiful Kia. He and his demon end up falling in love with Kia.

In an effort not to give anything away I will say that like always Gena does an excellent job with character development. She sets forth the problems of the characters and provides solutions by the end of the novel so the reader isn't left asking what happened. The environments are described enough so that the reader knows where the events are taking place but the do not drag on to the point they bore the reader to sleep. The sex scenes (of which there are many) are steamy and emotional, yet never raunchy.  The Harpy games we much similar to watching Spartacus. There were other characters and Lords involved in the book that provided comical relief at times and reminded the reader that this is just one story happening in a world that was constantly changing. To put it simply this book is a must read for all Lord of the Underworld fans. Unlike another one of the authors (who has written seveal disappointing books) Gena gets better with each next installment.

Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes

Rating: 4/5

Monday, July 23, 2012

Update and Review: The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty

     Hey fellow bloggers what is going on? How's it hanging? I hope everyone has been doing better than I have. I've been feeling bad lately and under a lot of stress lately with everything in my personal life and at work. But it is mainly the office that has me stressed. The environment here is so unprofessional it makes no sense. The drama is worse than a high school and a bad soap opera combined. I don't even want to get into it right now so I am going to move on to something more important. My writing has been suffering as a result of the job. My mind isn't clear enough to focus on my writing and everything that needs to happen now. But I can feel Alexios and Tara and all my other characters trying to push me and tell me to write. Telling me to finish what I started because they are ready for the world but every damn time I sit down with a pen or at the computer I cannot find my flow. I can't focus on my writing because I am focused on what is going on at the office or at home. I no longer know how to get to my happy place. I am lost and to be honest I have been for a while. But I have faith that everything is working out for me and soon I will be back to my old self. Tonight if I'm not too tired from cleaning (if I don't get distracted by other things) and washing clothes I will try and write. I know I have to push everything to the side and focus. Because believe me when I say that I do not plan on staying in this office, job, whatever you want to call it for the rest of my life. I refuse to be stuck at a bullshit ass job that offers no true growth and that isn't even in my field of interest. I refuse to be one of those people that get stuck and lose sight of their talent and dreams. No I cannot, it is not in my genetic make up to sit and take shit from others all my life and depend on them for my lively hood. I will not just become souly focused on making money because I am afraid of not having any. I wont be afraid that I wont be able to pay my bill or anything like that. I wont get stuck in this place for the rest of my life. Or be left behind and watch as other pass me by....
     But anyway now that my rant is over lets move on to this review. I almost ended up wanting to write a 10pg paper on the differences between the movie and the book and how both add a different element to the story and that to get the full scope of what is going on one has to read both. It gives the movie greater impact and fills in gaps, while the movie provides a visual for the events going on (and in my mind the creepy music)...Soo here we go...

Review: The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty

     I first picked this book up to see how closely related the movie was. I am pleased to say that I was no disappointed. In fact this was one of the rare times that I didn't find the movie better than the book but found them on equal footing, yet quite different in many areas. I also felt as if the movie (which is probably the case with all movie adaptations) was really a basic outline of the book. The movie touches briefly on the background of the characters, such as Regan and her mother, Chris being Atheist, the priest Damien who suffers over the guilt he feels about his mother's death and questions his faith. However in the book Blatty does an excellent job of showing these characters and struggles more closely. The reader gets a chance to see Chris's gradual fall into depression as her daughter's possession grows worse. Though her struggle is obvious in the movie, in the book however its more tangible. The reader is allowed inside the mother's head while she deals with Regan's possession. Her thoughts and reasoning are closely examined within the story.
     Also with the priest with his questioning of faith and the need from him to prove that what he see's in Regan's possession is real. Again the reader is granted another inside look into one of the character's that in a way was a dark space in the movie. We are granted a look into the priest's mind and a look into his inner demons. The weight of his quilt over abandoning his mother and her dying alone is felt thoroughly throughout the pages of the novel. Throughout the entire book you watch the priest struggle with his doubt of faith and the fact that he cannot "see" God. By the conclusion of the novel it can be assumed that his faith is restored and he reaches a point of acceptance in his final moments. Another character that is not thoroughly explored in the movie but is seen much more in the book is the detective. His character adds the element of the law and we watch him struggle with knowing that it was Regan that committed the murder. His relationship to the other characters and his involvement within the possession is more that what it has been portrayed in the movie. 
   In actuality I have to say the novel, though the possession and the exorcism of Regan is the driving factor of the novel, is actually more involved with the people and events surrounding the possession that the actual possession. It's about how Chris, Damien, and everyone else involved with Regan deal with their own fears, sins, doubts, and faith. By the end of the story the question still remains: Why? Why Regan and her mother? Is it because of everyone's lack of faith and belief, of some guilt these characters hid deep within themselves that motivated these events? Needless to say that this book was much more than I expected it to be. It encourages the reader to seriously consider what faith is and our true belief. This is definitely a thought provoking novel.

Rating: 4/5

Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes, but to the ones I know will seriously thinking about it in the end.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Update and Review: The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Akin

Hey fellow bloggers what is going on? Hope everyone is getting ready to enjoy a great 4th of July weekend. I am actually going to an open mic event in the city tomorrow night (if everything goes right and I hope it will). Like always I am suffering from that good friend of mine, writer's block. So you know what that means working on these three books has been a very slow process. I want to blame it on work and the fact that I have been seriously annoyed lately but I should take some time out and get myself together. But anyway let me update you anyway on what's been going on. First off I finally decided to post Eternal Light up for everyone to read on this website called Writer's Cafe. So far the people that have read it really like it and it makes me extremely happy that they do. It took a lot of time and work for me to write Radien's story so to have people really liking it is great. So now that has motivated me to pick up working on Eternal Earth and make Adien talk to me. I am tired of him being quiet and leaving me out to dry when people want to read his story. As for the Faye princess that is coming along slowly. I am almost done with the book, another 10 or 15 chapters to go before I am done and so far I love this book. I just want this writers block to go away so I can get back to writing because there is nothing like the flow of creativity that I get when the block goes away. The other story SnowWolf is also going a little slow because to be honest I have no idea where I was really going with that story all I knew was that it was about two brother's battle for the pack and the woman that caused all the drama everything else comes as I write. People really like SnowWolf too so I hope I am able to keep their attention. So that is what I have been up to besides working so now we can move on to the review....

REVIEW: The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Akin

Ok this review like the others I have done recently is going to be pretty short because I don't want to give away any spoilers. So lets begin shall we. First off the main characters, Viglof and Rhonda are awesome characters. Though to be honest there wasn't a lot of character development for either of these characters in the book. Neither the less this book was great and I couldn't put it down. As I continued to read I became more and more entangled in the world (like I wasn't before). What Akin does a great job of is having time pass by and the sequences of the war continue so that the reader always has this sense of urgency just like the characters. The chemistry between Vigolf and Rhonda was steamy and passionate as with all the other characters in the book. These two and their antics, Vigolf following Rhonda around claiming to be protecting her proved to be highly entertaining as I pictured this tall, manly man following around his woman with puppy dog eyes (something Vigolf is not). I also liked how Akin remembered the other characters within the book and how their stories continue through the book right along with the two main characters. This was another great addition to the series and I look forward to the next one.

Rating: 4.5/5


Would I recommend this book to a friend? Yes, I definitely would 


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Update and Review: A Mermaid's Ransom by Joey W. Hill

     Hey bloggers whats going on? I hope you guys are doing better than I am at this moment. To be honest I don't really know why I am been feeling down lately. It must be this damn office I work at. Its dark and negative energy is slowly draining me. Like right now I am stuck in this place...oh well what can I do but be here. At least I am making some money. But anyway lets get on with the updates. Lets see where do I start.... well I still haven't started that synopsis yet for Radien's story, though to be honest I'm not sure I want to publish his book yet. That most likely why I haven't started his synopsis. It seems to me that I have let everyone read Radien's story just to see what they would say but I don't think i really ever intended for his to be the first novel I attempted to get published. I think the one I really want to get published is Alexios's story which is a story that no one has ever read. And I intend to keep it that way until I am done. I don't want anyone's opinion interfering with my view of the story because though Eternal Light is entirely my story I took other people's advice and put it into play into some parts of the story. So in the end I might end up rewriting his entire story and it might even have a different ending. In a way I feel as if the "completed" story I have now is just really the skeleton for the real story and that true story that's creating it's self some where in the outer realm of my mind where there is no stress, no job, no men, no friends, just me and what I love to do, is writing itself and once I am truly ready to tell the Hound's story then it will be told. That's probably why Adien's book isn't getting written and really hasn't been written or changed in over a year or so. What I feel is that Alexios's story is the one that is going to start it all and that by the time I get to the Hounds they will take readers on an epic journey that they will never forget. That's not to say Aelxios's story is not going to do that same, because it is. This is my favorite story I've ever written and be the time I am done with it, it will be more than I thought it would be. This is my gift, my talent, it revolves around the art of writing and I must submerge myself in it to reach my full potential. I have been away from it for too long and I can feel it weighing down on me telling me I must return. And so I will and I will make the world see what I already know. I intend to take you all on a journey through my mind and show you all the different worlds and creations that live within my heart and soul. Whether it is a supernatural/paranormal romance or a play or a poem that questions our way of thinking. Today to many people have become lax and completely unoriginal. Creativity is wasted on those who cannot comprehend its full magnitude nor create beauty out of the uglist word or picture. It's wasted on copy-cats that the mainstream deem as original when they are not...Look at that I've went off on a tangent, a rant and rave that is probably still building up inside of me. But anyway back to the point...I'm still working on Alexios's story and Radien's story.

Sooooo now we go on to the review....so lets go

Review: A Mermaid's Ransom by Joey W. Hill

Ok so it took me a while to actually pick this book up and start reading it but once I did I was not able to put it down and by the time I finished I wanted to go out and buy the first two books in the series. The characters Dante and Alexis were very well developed. The plot progression was good though at one point in the book it felt like it was at a stand still. There was a lot and I mean a lot of sex in this book, so like I have said before if you are not into graphic love scenes you might be offended and think the book is raunchy. The sex scenes amused me after a while because they reminded me of horny rabbits. But then again if my man looked like Dante then I guess we would be at it like rabbits to. Though to be honest one of my favorite characters was David, who is Alexis Uncle. He was the ever steady calm in the book. And it also seems that this book intertwines with Hill's Vampire Queen series, which has me thinking that maybe I should read this series too and not care that it is in first person. Though most of the book was good there were parts where it became slow and lagging. Even though I liked the sex scenes they became a little much after while and interfering with the plot of the story. Then it seemed that all that was between them was the sex but soon the characters recovered and showed that there was more between them than hot sex. Dante and Alexis are two characters that even by the end of the story hadn't full dealt with their issues but they were working towards it. Which makes sense Dante doesn't know anything about love or being happy it would take either a much longer book or multiple books for him to begin to understand or comprehend what love is. Alexis has her own issues with establishing herself as a competent woman/mermaid/angel and by the end of the book she had begun to separate from her parents and become her own women. So needless to say these characters may have come a long way in their book but they still have a long way to go. Which is a good thing in my opinion because it shows real life time.

However I wonder if Hill plans on writing another book after this one that focuses on Clare and the wounded Angel that began to show attraction to each other in the book. Now that is a book I want to read because I want to know more about Clare. So with that being said this review is over. I know it is kind of short but I don't want to give away any spoilers.

Rating: 3/5


Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes, depending on who the friend is

Friday, May 11, 2012

Update and Review: Blood Right by Karin Tabke

     Hey bloggers whats going on? As you can see I'm keeping up with my reviewing...for the most part anyway. I have been taking my time reading all these books that I have to read so that I can give a good review. But anyways lets start with the updates because yes I have updates. So where do I begin....hummm lets see....I've finally decided to start on my synopsis for Eternal Light. Though to be honest I don't think Radien's book is the one that I want to publish first. I actually think that Alexios's story should be done first because I want more time to work on Radien's story. Like I've said before I don't feel as if his story is ready or where I want it to be in order for me to show the whole world yet. But with that being said I have been thinking about Adien's book and where I want that book to go. Don't get me wrong I know where his book is going and how it is going to end, it's just everything in between that I am having trouble with. But no worries I will figure it out, just might take me a little longer than usual that's all. But on another note, I have been working on other stories.
     For one Alexios's story is moving along nicely and I intend on working on it this weekend. Hopefully I can make a dent in the story and write a few good chapters before my brain fries (lol). Then I have also had some inspiration for this short story (possibly, but you know how I do I can plan for it to be a short story all I want but when I actually write it, it takes on a life of its own and tells me how long it wants to be), called Snow Wolf that I am working on. So far I only have a few pages. But I am going to wait to tell you guys about it until I have more of it written out and know the direction of the plot. I also wanted to try and dabble in the Teen's area but I'm not to sure about that. I think I might be a little to explicit for the Teen category. But one day I will attempt it just not right now. Also I have had a idea for the first seen for the Griffin's story and that one I might write some time later tonight because its floating in the front of my mind right now and to be honest I can't wait to see where this series is going to take me.
     Now with that being said let's move on to the review....soooooooo.....heeeerrrrreeeee wwweeeee gooooooo!!

REVIEW: Blood Right by Karin Tabke


This book is the second in the Blood Moon Rising trilogy by Karin Tabke and I must say that this one was just as good if not better than the first one. And here I was thinking that I liked the older brother Rafael more than Lucian, oh how wrong was I. From the moment I started his book I loved him. He is such a torment alpha character that I can't help but love him. Strong, possessive, and not as nearly as hardened as he appears to be he stole my heart the same way he stole Falon's heart. It was dare I say hopeful and beautiful if not frustrating watching their relationship and characters change throughout the story.But more importantly I feel for all of the main characters, for both brother's who are truly mated to Falon and are torn apart by a misunderstanding to Falon who loves both males equally but can only choose one (well at least she thinks that the way it has to be). I must admit that I found myself falling into Falon's character and torn myself between the two brothers. However not only are the characters well developed but so is the plot and by the end of the book there was a twist that even I didn't see coming that has me anxious and excited to see what the final book holds. And Falon I must say is the perfect match for both alphas. I can't wait to see how she rules

I know this review is shorter than my others but if I continue I will give away everything in the book. But i must say the love scenes, were HOT and STEAMY to say the least and I loved the detail and emotions you felt each time any of the characters made love. This book is definitely a must read just like the first one. I couldn't put it down. Some might find it to explicit but not me. So if you not into hot and steamy love scenes you might not feel the same way I do about the book.

Rating: 4.5/5


Would I recommend this to a friend? Did you not just read what I just wrote (raises brow), Yes the hell I would.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Update and Review: Lover Reborn by J.R Ward

Hey bloggers whats going on? Well I'm doing good I don't really have any new updates since the last time I updated. I'm still writing and it's still a slow process. However I do have a new review to write....sooooooo here we go....

Review: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

Ok so the moment I finished this book I wanted to write the review because I was so excited about it. But I decided to wait a week or two to give you time to digest the previous two reviews I gave. But now that the week is over I can happily write my review of the book.

Characters:

Tohrment: The one brother in the Brotherhood that suffered the most. Dealing with the death for his beloved and unborn child he was almost destroyed. He only lived for vengeance and the death of slayers. Nothing was more important to him then his hatred for everything around him. His character changed so drastically in his book that it amazed me. His change in attitude didn't happen quick and sloppy but gradually and moved with the time of the story. 


No'One: Always covered with her hood she lives in her own self imposed prison much like Tohr. She has lost much of what she loves and seeks to rebuild her relationship with her daughter and live as happily as she could.


Both these characters we so similar and different at the same time that watching them come together and realize their true potentional was better than any of the fighting scenes or love making scenes. Once again in a effort to try not to give away any spoilers for those who haven't red the book I will try to be as general as possible. First off the over all plot and concept of the story has been the same since the first book. To kill all slayers and destroy the Omega, however with the introduction of new characters that also want to kill the King and destroy the Brotherhood the plot has taken an interesting twist, because though these new characters are "bad" guy they aren't evil. 

This book was just as large as John's book and just as good if not better. One of the reason's I love J R Ward so much is that though her books have the main couple in the book she also incorporates the other Brother's within the story and she does it without taking away from the main character's of the story. Not to mention I love knowing how the Brother's relationships and lives are going once their own books have finished. J R Ward books are like real life, even though we each have our own story we also have those who lives play out right along with us. I enjoyed seeing the growth in John's relationship with Xhex, and Quinn's growth as well as all the other brother's. Basically all her books show continual growth within the world she created and the characters within it.

Tohr's journey and basically his rebirth was a beautiful and epic story filled with many moments of sadness and many times I grew so frustrated with Tohr and his stubbornness that he couldn't see that he was his own worst enemy that I wanted to go through the book and slap some sense into him. But watching him grow and change from the male that we have seen since Rhage's book (book 2), well I will just say that it definitely worth the year or so wait. He almost replaces Rhage as my favorite character...almost being the key word cause I simply love Rhage but Tohr has taken up the second place and bumped Z out of the way. 

No'One's character though she appeared weak and afraid was anything but. She was just as strong headed as Tohr but her own torment came from the abuse that she had been through a long time ago. I appreciated the fact that these two characters had a history with each other that gave more background understanding to their instant attraction to each other. Read and watching how No'One reveled her true self and true power makes her the perfect female for Tohr. They in a sense was the mirror images of each other....

Ok since I almost gave away some important spoilers I'm going to end this review by saying that if you are a J.R Ward fan like I am then I am sure you have already read the book and loved it. For those who haven't I must insist that you invest your time and money into this series. All the books are good and move the entire Brotherhood world along in a normal pacing that make you feel that you live with them and though it might be a year before the next book you feel as if you haven't missed a thing. All of her books are well written, contains enough detail to inform the reader but not bore you.

Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes I would a thousand times over

Rating: 5/5

I am excited to read the next book and I wonder who this one will be about and which way the fate of the Brother's and those in their world will turn. J.R Ward motivates me to continue with my own work. I absolutely love her writing.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Update and Review; Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros and When Blood Calls by J.K Beck

Hey fellow bloggers whats going with you all? I'm doing ok, writing is going a little slow. Like I said before there is nothing really new with the Hounds as of right now but I feel a little inspration about to come on. I think Adien is slowly coming around . The Faye Princess though are coming along, I just broke the 200pg count for the book and its about done maybe 10 more chapters and its done. I still haven't decided whose stroy is going to be next but I'm sure that will come out by the end of the book. Now with that being said lets move on to the book reviews......

Annnnnddddd here we go.....

Review: Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

     So this review is going to be a little different since this is a collection of short stories. So what I have done is picked my favorite stories and decided to write about what I think the overall theme is or cultural aspect behind the stories. So lets begin.

1. "ELEVEN"

     This story was about a young girl who thought that she would feel different or older when she turned Eleven. Well in the simplest form that's what the story seems to be about. However though this story is only about three pages it seems that it has a much deeper meaning about life than just being Eleven.

     I think there is a quote that perfectly states the overall concept of the story; "What they don't understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you're eleven, you're also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one...Like some days you might say something stupid, and that's the part of you that's still ten. Or maybe some days you might need to sit on your mama's lap because you're scared, and that's the part of you that's five. And maybe one day when you're all grown up maybe you will need to cry like if you're three...because the way you grown old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one." (Cisneros 1991, pg6-7). The reason I like this story is because it describes the way the years build up and mold people as the grow and mature. For instance there a moments when we feel like acting like a child or we want to cry like we used to when we were younger. Or rather yet we wish we could go back to the times were life was simple before the years piled up on top of us and placed the heavy burdens of responsibilities on our shoulders. The story is simlar to the saying that "we learn from our mistakes"; meaning that the mistakes that we made when we were younger, maybe in our teens are stored inside us to learn from as we get older. That we learn from the previous years and move forward in the hopes that we do not make the same mistakes again. Yet there are sometimes when we slip and revert back to those old times. We don't just turn a new age but add to the ages that we have already gained, we add to the experiences that have already happened, we add to the lessons we learn as we grow older.

(I know I said I was going to review a few stories but I've changed my mind. All I am going to say is that this is a book that should be read by others with or without my review. It offers interesting views on the Hispanic culture and the narrators of the stories provide insightful entertainment)

Would I recommend to a friend? Yes


Rating 3.5/5


Review: When Blood Calls by J.K Beck


Since I just finished this book a few moments ago I am super excited to write about it and since it is still fresh in my mind I figured I'd write it now So here we go...

Main Characters:

 Lucius Dragos: First of I just want to say that I love this name, A strong name for a strong male character. Luke as he is called in the book is the last vampire of his line and is extremely powerful. He is, like so many of the male characters, a warrior haunted by the deeds of his past. He is mainly haunted by the death of his daughter. A daughter which he sought to save from a sickness that she was born with by becoming a vampire. However his plan back fired and he ended up taking her life rather than saving it. Yet at the same time it could be said that he did save her life by killing her and that the darker side of him knew better than he did at the time. Basically saying that it would have been worse for her to live as a child vampire than dying. Especially with the constant battling of her dark side that she would have to do. This is a lesson that Luke learns, well seems to learn by the end of the book after he deals with another young vampire he created to replace his daughter. Luke's character is or course one of an alpha male, though he is or can be a stone cold killer he also has compassion and a heart that makes him even more dangerous. All his actions are done in an effort to protect the ones he loves and those under his care. He is a strong leader yet his blind devotion and mainly guilt over his own actions blinds him from seeing those closet to him for what they really are. Of course he his cunning and able to get his way, and wont hesitate to use those around him to get what he desires. I loved his character from the moment he was introduced, from the first page.

Sara Constantine: I like her name as well and find it ironic that her last name is Constantine. The movie Constantine flashes into my head every time I see her last name. But moving on. It has been a while since I have read a book and felt the like the female character has been strong enough to be pared with the male character on equal levels. Sara's determination and drive make her a force to be reckoned with, especially when she works as a lawyer to vampires and other things that go dump in the night. She's not afraid of a dead body or to get her hands dirty, especially when dealing with Luke. But like any other character she has her issues as well. She believes until the very last chapter of the book that Justice is black and white and that the courts should deal out justice not individuals. I must agree with her to a point though to be honest throughout the story she was getting on my nerves with the whole justice thing. Especially when it came to her and her feelings for Luke so when she finally gave in (mostly) to her feelings I was ecstatic. I like her character because even though Luke and the new world she had been dragged into scares her she doesn't cry or complain but handles it effectively She doesn't run and hide in the face of danger but is able to stand on her own and beside Luke. Which makes her an excellent character. And even though she doesn't agree with what Luke does she doesn't shun him or push him away (though she does try) but eventually she accepts that this is who he is and she loves him anyway and will stand with him. She doesn't try to change him and he doesn't try to change her.

Plot:

    To be honest I was little bored with the plot in the beginning. Mainly because anything dealing with the law bores me half to death but I am glad I forced myself to continue reading past the first few chapters. The plot of the story appears somewhat simple at first. Luke is charged with a murder and its is Sara's job to put him away (get him staked). Yet as the story progressive and the plot unravels it is clear that something bigger is going on.Questions arises in the plot of the story that has the reader wanting to know what is going on. So they keep reading until everything is revealed. Because I'm afraid that I might give away the plot of the story I wont say to much but that when the plot is fully revealed the book takes an interesting turn and forces the characters to truly face their fears.

Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes, I most certnaintly would and I look forward to the next books


Rating 4/5


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Update and Review: Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day

Hey bloggers whats going on? I know its been a long time since I updated but alot of things have been going on  and I've been drained from all of the drama. However I am back now (for the moment anyway). So since I'm here let me begin and get straight to the point and begin with these updates. So lets see where do I begin...First off of course I'm gonna start with The Hounds but then again nothing is really going on with them since Adien decided he still isn't talking to me. I don't know why he is so upset with me but I guess I'll just use Harmony to coax him into speaking to me (lol) but since I haven't been working on The Hound series, I have been working on the Faye Princesses series and I must say that I'm extremely pleased at the direction of the first book so far and though its a slow progress I actually feel these characters are more developed than I intended them to be. I am really enjoying the way Alexios is changing and developing as a character and the princess as well. And since their story is almost over I'm wondering who is going to be next. The way its looking it seems as if Kale is eager to have his story told. However the plot for his story doesn't fit into the timeline of the world as the second book. But he is talking to me loud and clear most times so I might make minor adjustments. What I really want to do is have someone read it and then tell me who they feel should get the next story. Honestly I just want to see who likes what character (lol). But most likely it will be Kale that gets his book next....hummmmmm (thinking face).

Well while I figure that out I have another book review to add. So lets begin....

Review: Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day

 

What can I say about this book but that it was as good as the others in the series. Granted it took a few chapters for me to really get into the book however that wasn't due to the book being boring but me rather being busy with other things. However once I finally sat my behind down and read the book it was an enjoyable read. It didn't pull me in to the characters though but I did enjoy the book. Now lets jump into the review shall we....

The Characters:

Justice: I've enjoyed Justice's character from the first time he was introduced. A troubled warrior with a past and secrets that no one knew about. Add to that he's a true alpha male with sexy blue hair and you have a character that the reader can't help but love. His struggles to come to grips with himself and the world around him leads to a extremely interesting character development story, especially since he has multiple personalities. His other side being a Nereid side that he has denied for a long time began speaking to him from the very beginning and adding to the dynamic of the character. By the end of the book the two halves have joined and can control unlimited power. The Nereid side or the dark Justice is what really drew me to Justice's character. 

Keely: I must say that Keely bored me at the beginning of the book. But as the story progressed and her true personality came out she made for the perfect heroine and mate to Justice. Like I have said before I love a strong female character who is not afraid to punch her mate in the face when she gets tired of his he male alpha routine. Which is exactly what Kelly does. She is interdependent and has a mind of her own and is never over shadowed by Justice's strong presence in the book. She is felt just as strongly as he is. 

The Plot:

In my opinion there really wasn't much of a serious plot to the stories like the first two books. This one was mainly about Justice and his battle with himself. In a sense I don't even believe that Keely (in the plot of the story) was actually as important as Justice. Of course she as a character had her own delimas to deal with but it always came back to Justice and how he could deal with his darker side and the feelings of abandonment and neglect that he felt from when he was younger. Also the torture that he went through at the hands of his enemy. As they journey through the jungle to find the Start of Artemis and fight vampires it all comes back to Justice accepting himself as a whole. As a character development plot this book exceeds in character development for Justice. But as a regular plot that moves the story  forward it doesn't do a extreme job. Though the warriors do get the star and add one more piece to help raise Atlantis that seemed minimal in importance when compared with Justice and his struggles. 


Would I recommend this to a friend?  Of Course

Rating: 3.5/5