Thursday, November 6, 2014

Review- Puha by J. Bradley Van Tighem

I received an e copy of Puha by J. Bradley Van Tighem from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review.

I haven't read a good Indian/Native American tale in many years. I loved how the author showed the growth of Hollow Leg/Many Wolves/Wild Man/. There was plenty of action and adventure. I loved the relationships between Many Wolves, his hawks, the wolf Rojo and his friend Ten Arrows. The character Laughing Crow was well fleshed out. In the beginning, he was a cruel man who cared only about power. Throughout the story, he became more humanized. He was still cruel, but he did care
for those close to him, especially his sons. There is violence in the story, but I think it enhanced the story and was a necessary part of the plot.

Overall, Puha was an entertaining read that I would highly recommend and I look forward to reading the next book.

Pros: very detailed, interesting characters
Cons: Some of the hunting scenes were a bit repetitive and there are a lot of characters to keep up with.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review- the rails by Kris Kemp with Graham Schofield

Fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I read the blurb and thought that "the rails" would be a different read. It was. The author(s) did a wonderful job with the characters especially Egan and Togrul. Even though they were supernatural beings the author(s) did a wonderful job "humanizing" them. I found "the watchers" and their underground world interesting. The interaction between "the watchers" and the other secondary characters was fascinating. I enjoyed the story and was surprised with the ending. I would recommend this story.

4 out of 5 stars


I received an e copy of the rails by Kris Kemp with Graham Schofield from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review- The Warriors Path by Adam Harmon

I received an e copy of The Warriors Path by Adam Harmon from storycartel.com in exchange for an
honest review.

The story felt a little all over the place. I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters with the exceptions of Tizer the evil villain and Tretcher the mad king. The author did a great job of fleshing out their characters. There wasn't enough background for Androd the great sword fighter/ sell sword. How did he become such a great swordsman? I would have loved to find out even more about his past life than just the brief glimpse in the story.

There were some happenings that had me scratching my head. It seemed like some plots in the story was suddenly dropped without explanation. I can't say more without using spoilers.

By the end of the story, I was pretty sure that I didn't want to read the next installment, but the last couple of chapters piqued my curiosity. The new characters brought a new energy to the story and I will give this author another try. Hopefully, some of the flaws and questions in the story will be better addressed in the next book.

3 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review- Legends of Allyoshmar: The Dreams and the Darkness by Caley Bisson

I received an e copy of Legends of Allyoshmar: The Dreams and the Darkness 
by Caley Bisson from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review.

If you are looking for a happily ever after or a feel good story or if you are looking for a knight in shining armor to save the princess, then this is NOT the book for you.

Instead, you get a brave princess who saves herself, a few unlikely heroes, suspense, magic, war
and bloodshed, a hint of romance, heartbreak, a necromancer and evil dragons.

I loved this story. I was hooked from the first chapter and I can't wait for the next installment.

I would highly recommend this story  to all fantasy lovers or anyone who is looking for an interesting read. I look forward to reading more from this author.


*************5 out of 5 stars**************

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review- Alpha Hunter by G.S. Luckett

I received an e copy of Alpha Hunter by G.S. Luckett from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest
review.

I'm a paranormal junkie lover. I especially love vampires and werewolves and Alpha Hunter has both.
There was plenty of action and I loved the relationship between Alexander and Demetra. The supporting
characters were well fleshed out and added to the depth of the story. The back story of the Arcadian King
and the Neuri Tribe was intriguing. Alexander is the ultimate hunter. There was an added twist near the end
that I didn't expect.

Although this is a novella, it flowed more like a novel. I loved Gates and decided to give Alpha Hunter a try.
I am very happy that I did.


I would highly recommend this story to any paranormal or horror lover and I look forward to reading Book 2.

4 1/2 out of 5

Review- Erron by Melanie Schulz

I received an e copy of Erron by Melanie Schulz from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest
review.

Erron was a fast paced read. I enjoyed reading about the background of Erron. The story was told from different POV's which didn't bother me at all. Erron was different from a lot of the fantasy and paranormal
stories that I have read. There was enough excitement to keep my interest throughout the story.

There are some things that were unclear to me. The relationship between Willow and Erron formed
so quickly. I get that they were both attractive, but other than that I don't see why they fell in love.
Erron is very powerful, yet his range of powers are not clearly explained. Just when I think I know what all
he can do, he does something else. I won't give any spoilers, but I don't think the ending is very realistic
at all.

I would recommend this story to readers who are looking for a different type of paranormal/fantasy read.

3 out of 5 Stars

Monday, September 22, 2014

Review- Caught in Between by Kustis Hitschs

I have to review this story in parts. The first half of the book, I thought the story was a comedy. The
characters were very immature. Although the main character was a college graduate, his actions and
vocabulary was very childish. The demons and the twin demigods Fire and Ice were just as immature. I assumed that the story was geared toward a younger reader. The second half of the book had chapters and scenes that were night and day when compared to the first half. There is one chapter in particular where the violence and the language would not be appropriate for a younger reader. I was slightly confused by the stark difference. Overall, Caught in Between has some interesting and exciting scenes and some that had me scratching my head. 

2 out of 5 Stars