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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review- Thieves' War by Brent E Steffen

I received an e copy of Thieves' War from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review.

I found the story very enjoyable. Saldor, Lewis, Sharia and Thad are a wonderful and likable cast of characters. The political intrigue and the fantasy world created by Mr. Steffen is fascinating. The battle scenes are very detailed and vivid. I hope that this is the beginning of a series because I was left with unanswered questions regarding Saldor.

I would highly recommend this story and look forward to reading more from this author.

4 and 1/2 Stars out of 5

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gates by G.S. Luckett - Review

Book Description
Publication Date: November 11, 2013
Some of God's instruments are tarnished.

A death row inmate, known as The Brit, on an isolated island is able to escape from his execution during a freak thunderstorm. Now, he finds himself fighting his way through the prison and protecting the very people who jailed him. Pursued by prisoners and guards that will not die and a mysterious inmate from his nightmares, The Brit has to lead the others to escape in order to save their souls and possibly his own.

This is the first installment of a series where we find out how, The Reaper, is chosen and that he does more than shepherd lost souls. He maintains the balance between Heaven and Hell, that is threatened to be destroyed by an ongoing war. Can a condemned soul become God's weapon?

REVIEW

I received an e copy of Gates by G.S. Luckett  from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review. I read this story in one sitting. The action is non-stop. The scenes are very detailed and vivid. The characters are very well fleshed out. The author did a wonderful job of humanizing "The Brit" and telling his back story.  I can see why he was chosen as a Reaper. I would recommend Gates and look forward to reading the next  book in the series.

5 STARS

Friday, August 29, 2014

Review- When the Gods Wish to Punish by C.L. Walker

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

Sandra wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life with Dean. She wishes the world would leave them alone, that they could be together forever. Her wish is granted.

She and the residents of the thirteenth floor will get to live that wish. They will stay together, forever. Not even death will offer them escape.

Review

I received an e copy of When the Gods Wish to Punish by C.L. Walker from storycartel.com in
exchange for an honest review. 

I must start off by saying that this story is extremely graphic. There's lots of violence, blood and gore. You know how sometimes when you're watching a movie and something bad is happening, you want to look away but you can't. This is the feeling I got reading this story. Sandra only wanted to be with her teenage love Dean. She made a simple wish and got exactly what she asked. The author did a fantastic job of showing that humans can be the biggest monsters. 

4 Stars