Monday’s Review of Masked By Author Janelle Stalder

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Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.

New Berlin, 2040. Rebels prepare to fight against the New World Order, bent on bringing down the world’s greatest tyrant. One girl wanted nothing to do with it, content to keep her head down and make the best of this new world. That is, until she has no choice but to work with the rebels and infiltrate the NWO headquarters. Every moment she spends there puts her in danger, especially when one man, the second in command to the New World leader, continues to make his way into her every thought. She must stay focused and protect not just her mind and body, but also her heart. Will she be able to complete her task without being unmasked? Or will the one man standing in her way ruin it all?

 



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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I am an author of YA novels, as well as, and most importantly, a mother to my two beautiful children!

 

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Review of Masked

Rating: 4 stars

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This is the second book to the new World Series. I just loved the first one Switched and had to read Masked.

 

Masked is told through the eyes of Bridgette who’s sister Charlotte we followed in book one also known as weapon X.

 

In the clutches of their father (who is the worst father ever) Bridgette takes Charlottes place in the New World Order as Weapon X, so her father will free them. She must plant a bomb to take the headquarters and she’s home free with her sister.

 

Hmm, not really, there seems to be one person standing in Bridgette’s way Roman. Roman is dangerous the right hand man of the commander Ludwig and he is gorgeous. Bridgette being in her sister’s disguise always has her face and body covered, with the same eyes as her sister she hopes to pull it off but there is too many differences in her mannerisms and her curvy figure that Roman starts to see her in a new light. She tries to avoid Ludwig as much as possible as she doesn’t have the gifts that her sister possessed – mind reading. But she soon is in his presence and I think she does it perfectly.

 

The story is mostly wrapped around Bridgette’s and Romans relationship and its tense and mind blowing just loved it. We find out horrific things her father did and why Ludwig and her father have such hatred for each other it makes me look at Ludwig as a decent man even if he did destroy thousands of lives.

 

A very well written story but for me I just loved Switched more. I would highly recommend this book to fantasy readers.

 

 

 

Wednesday’s Featured Author is N. R. Champagne Author of Prodigal Angel



 

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Blurb:

Lonely engineer Miranda Jones finds the new guy at work attractive, but rather strange. She’s unaware that Jared is Irin, an ancient race with supernatural abilities descended from the Fallen Angels, or that he has been sent to protect the company while it develops a revolutionary new green technology. A passionate love grows between Jared and Miranda, but Jared’s people forbid it. Meanwhile, Jared’s outcast twin brother Gareth is consumed by hatred, jealousy and a desire for revenge. When he learns that Jared is out in the human world on a mission, Gareth jumps at the chance to destroy his brother and everything he loves. Miranda finds herself caught up in a holy war between the two immortal brothers. Alone, she must attempt a desperate and dangerous journey to win a love that is far from certain.



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About the Author:

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N. R. Champagne joined the Navy at age 25 and has been something of a gypsy ever since, having lived in many different places and done many different jobs. Currently she lives in Scotland with her retired British husband. She has a degree in history and is writing full-time. She enjoys reading, writing, watching movies and documentaries, cooking, and “rambling” in the woods and fields of southern Scotland.

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Spotlight for City of Secrets (Part Two of the Saskia Trilogy)


 

City of Secrets

Book Two of the Saskia Trilogy

Aoife Marie Sheridan

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A war awaits her arrival,
A warrant for her arrest.
She must rise as a princess,
And Darkness shall fall.
But will their love survive this battle?
For Tristan and Sarajane?

Step back into Saskia.

 

Sarajane finds herself in the middle of a war… a war over her. While in the City of Secrets, she must learn to use her powers that God gave her to defeat a fallen angel, who wants nothing more than to walk on earth. But will she stop Lucian, the fallen angel in time…even with Tristan and Carew at her side?

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon’s books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn’t) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times.

Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works.

To contact Aoife you can email her at aoifesheridan101@gmail.com

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Monday’s Review of Obsidian By Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

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Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don’t kill him first, that is.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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Hey Guys! Please note: I don’t send out ARCs for review. If you’re interested in reviewing a book of mine before release date, please contact the appropriate publisher. I also do NOT check my Goodreads email.

To email me, please use the below addy. 
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# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. 

Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. 

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Review of Obsidian

Rating: 5 stars

 

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Before I even start with my review I just have to say that I loved this book it was just awesome, I laughed so much through it, that my jaws where sore.

 

Katy is a nerd, no other way to word it, she loves books her blog and they seem to be her life, until her mother ships her West Virginia. Her father had died from cancer and her mother felt they needed to start over.

 

Katy is a serious blusher and when she meets the neighbours next door, the fun starts. Daemon is drop dead gorgeous with a fit body and a sculptured face, but his mouth is another story. Katy lands on his door step unable to speak as she takes in his half naked body, but Daemon soon makes her close it by saying something sarcastic and sharp and so their relationship begins with this tone. It’s so funny I just loved the sarcasm and insults that seemed to flow so naturally between these two and then we meet Dee, Daemon’s sister, she a slice of sunshine.

 

Starting off senior year in a new school is hard enough but having Daemon in her Trig class just makes it so much harder. You can see from the start that something is very off about Dee and Daemon and we soon discover that they are aliens from another planet and they are entirely made from light. It’s actually really cool and something I myself found to be new and refreshing.

 

As the story rolls on so those danger and Katy soon finds herself been drawn into another world that she didn’t even know existed. The romance in this story was what did it for me, and I nearly cried when it ended wanted book two like now.

 

Overall a great read and one that I would highly recommend.

 

 

 

 

Review of Pawn By Author Aimee Carter

 

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YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING. 

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. 

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. 

There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.

Previously titled Masked



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. Her first novel for young adults, THE GODDESS TEST, will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 19th, 2011. The sequel, GODDESS INTERRUPTED, will follow in January 2012.

 

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Review of Pawn

 

Star rating: 3.5 stars

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I know I have read a book very similar to this but can’t think of the name of it. Anyway straight away the story pulled me in. Kitty Doe was an interesting one after taking her test and receiving a ranking of three we watch her become carless with her life by stealing an orange this crime is punishable by death. But kitty gets away with Benji her boyfriend.

 

Benji I liked at the start he seemed kind and sweet, but when Kitty decides to join a brothel in order to give him another month so he can take his own test, so they can run away after, his protests in my eyes where weak and the fact that she went made me so angry with him for not trying harder. When Kitty becomes Lila hart after been bought at the brothel and then is masked we meet Knox, now I liked him he was secretive yet kind and charming.

 

The story soon takes a sinister step when Daxton the prime minister takes Kitty/Lila hunting; they aren’t hunting animals but humans. I was shocked at this discovery and didn’t expect it in the book but when we return to the Hart’s residence and see the family back stabbing and plotting to murder each other, it became exhausting and then when Benji shows up I wanted to scream. I just so don’t like him, I found the story went downhill after he arrived. I was dizzy with who to trust as everyone seemed evil Cecelia, Augusta and Daxton and I consider Benji evil. Overall this wasn’t for me but others may enjoy it.

Wednesday’s Featured Author is Mary Bernsen Author of Healing the Bayou



 

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What is a Queen without her King? 

After learning that she is adopted, Eliza sets off to locate her biological family and finds them in the Louisiana bayou. But they’re more than just locals—they’re descended from the area’s most famous Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau—Eliza’s great-great-grandmother. Surrounded by a mysterious world of séances, spells, and sacrifices, Eliza finds herself worshiped as the last great priestess. What’s more, she’s inherited the ability to heal the souls of others with a simple touch of her hands. 

Eliza is expected to cultivate this gift so she can claim her title as Queen and return the Voodoo community to glory. A task Eliza wouldn’t mind as long as she could perform it beside the devastating Samuel Mueller. But according to tradition, Samuel is her keeper, and a keeper never becomes romantically involved with his ward. His sacred duty is to protect her. And the bayou is rife with enemies who would sacrifice anything to eliminate outsiders like Eliza…



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Mary Bernsen is a southwest Florida native currently living in Punta Gorda with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child that she affectionately calls husband. She is a stay-at-home mother and spends her days creating characters on the good side of twenty-five because she is in serious denial about the fact that she is now on the bad side of it. She has a passion for fantasy of any kind along with historical fiction. If she isn’t having conversations with her made-up friends, you can usually find her clipping coupons or out on the boat enjoying the muddy waters of Peace River (as long as it isn’t below 80 degrees).

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Spotlight for Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy)

 

 

Eden Forest

Book One of the Saskia Trilogy

Aoife Marie Sheridan

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Four banished Angels,

A world created by the hands of God,

A Kingdom on its knees,

A secret protected for centuries,

And one mortal can save them all.

Step into Saskia.

 

 

Sarajane Anderson is your regular twenty one year old. With family, friends and a normal job. She also happens to be the only person who can save Saskia, a world parallel to earth.

When Sarajane is taken to Saskia, she could never have imagined the reality of the world she steps into, a world where magical abilities are in everyone’s possession.

She must face a father she never knew, a world that is beyond her belief. A guardian who captures her heart, and a darkness that wants to take it.
On this journey Sarajane discovers her magical abilities and realizes they come with a price. Sarajane is truly tested, as her loved ones are put at risk. The question she must ask herself is, how do you choose who lives and who dies?

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Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon’s books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn’t) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times.

Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works.

To contact Aoife you can email her at aoifesheridan101@gmail.com

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Monday’s Review of Untethered By Author Katie Hayoz

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Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she’s sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it –her family, her friends, and possibly her soul.

Sixteen-year-old Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But everything is turned around when the boy Sylvie’s loved since fifth grade falls for Cassie. Devastated, Sylvie intends to get Kevin by any means possible, even if it involves treachery, deceit, and the dark side of astral projection. She is positive her plans will give her what she wants, but she doesn’t count on it all spiraling out of control. 

Untethered explores the intoxicating and dangerous world of jealousy and obsession when coupled with paranormal ability. Finalist in Mslexia novel competition

 



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Katie grew up in Racine, Wisconsin where she acquired an irreversible nasal twang and an addiction for books with a slightly dark edge. She now lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband, two daughters, and a very fuzzy cat. She has been an avid reader of YA fiction for years. While she has a penchant for the paranormal, she devours a range of books — along with popcorn and black licorice. She consumes all three in large quantities. Luckily, the books don’t stay on her hips.

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Review of Untethered

Rating: 5 stars

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This book wasn’t what I expected, the darkness in the story was very well written ,and it allowed us to see inside of the  mind of someone, who walks on a tight rope between right and wrong, but  when Sylvie bends the truth in her own head to make it sound reasonable she steps into the dark side and the consequences are deadly.

 

Sylvie- I think everyone at some point in their lives can relate to her. She’s a complex character one who never sees the good things only the bad, her view on herself and she paints it up – distorting the truth. Her life is no bed of roses and her gift makes her feel different in the worst way possible. But no-one’s life is perfect except Cassie her best friend – that’s how Sylvie sees it anyway, and when Kevin the guy she has loved since fifth grade takes an interest in Cassie, Sylvie’s hate, anger and jealousy push her to limits that no-one should venture to. On top of all that her parents are going through a divorce and Sylvie is bullied at school by Tori. She soon loses everything around her and we watch her step over to the dark side.

 

While reading this book it truly was food for thought. In life we sometimes never appreciate what’s in front of us always wanting to have what someone else has, or to be someone else. It’s not until you lose something in life that you see it’s true value, but for most of us at that stage it’s too late. So I feel the moral of the story is this:

 

Appreciate your life as no-matter what darkness is in it, remember there is also light – one can not exist without the other.

 

A smile would mean nothing until you have experienced a tear.

And most importantly don’t judge people y their appearance it’s wrong and more than likely your wrong about them.

 

 

Book Tour ~ Till Death and Beyond Spotlight and Review with Giveaway

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Till Death and Beyond is a sizzling tale of two souls bound by destiny in a cruel plot to separate them forever…

A COLD BEAUTY WHO KNOWS DEATH INTIMATELY…

Amira is the strongest witch on the face of the earth, with psychic abilities no others possess. And yet, she is but a slave to the whims of the gods. Forced to be born anew every time she fails in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Amira is desperate to break the vicious cycle.

A TORMENTED WARRIOR WHO HAS LOST EVERYTHING…

Plagued by the memories and guilt over his family’s demise, Raven lives for the sole reason of restoring his younger brother. And kidnapping a witch is only the beginning—for he intends to right the wrongs of his past by any means necessary.

A DESTINY TO CHANGE THE WORLD…

While the gods might have planned for her to be captured, surrender is not something that comes easy to Amira. Yet one glance into her captor’s eyes, and she is swept away by emotions long ago denied to her. She decides to play along. For a while.

Despite the hatred Raven harbors for their kind, he is intrigued by the witch. One taste of her lips, and she becomes his obsession. Soon, he discovers that fighting against the passion they ignite in one another is futile. But as they strip each other’s secrets, a powerful force threatens to destroy them both.

For in this game of gods nothing is simple—the whole universe seems to conspire against them. And no matter how fiercely they fight, or what they are willing to endure to save each other … the path they travel is paved with loss.

Will they survive the ultimate test, if even their determination—to fight till death—might not be enough?

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A computer science major, Lyn C. Johanson decided to leave the cold world of code lines and pursue her passion for writing romance stories. Now, she mostly lives in the world she dreams up. Except when her husband and sons drag her back to reality—where she enjoys photography, dancing, and spending time with her family.

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Review of Till death and beyond

Rating: 4 stars

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Amira is a tortured soul, one of the most powerful witches, that’s used in a struggle with the gods to fulfil a prophecy. Each life she lives and dies through, Amira remembers, she is a person who’s so beautiful on the outside but damaged on the inside.

 

The Goddess tells her she will be kidnapped and no matter how she resists she must do as she told, and go to the forest while waiting to be taken. She is no more than a puppet on a string.

Raven is the one who takes her. Witchcraft is punishable by death but Raven needs her alive. All witches are believed to be cold creatures but Amira surprises Raven time and time again with her selfless acts and soon a love blossoms between them, that’s intense and serious. Raven denies his feelings telling himself it’s a spell. His own story is as tortured as Amira’s, and with a brother whose mind is almost lost Raven feels responsible for the death of his family, and his brother’s diminishing health. Taking Amira he hopes to draw out the witch that destroyed his family and kill her, in doing so freeing his brother.

 

When Amira arrives at this home and shows her true nature, a kind and caring person Raven can’t deny the person she is and gives into the chemistry that’s burning in both of them. But the gods won’t let it be, a prophecy needs to be fulfilled and the demon Dazlog has his oar in too. On top of that witches are still being hunted, and Amira’s family is in danger.

 

The story keeps on taking turns until the end and it all makes beautiful sense, but the story isn’t over and I’m looking forward to book Two.

 

The writing was flawless but one thing that throw me off was the constant change between Amira and Raven. It changed within paragraphs at the start I had to re-read it thinking I was wrong but after a while it didn’t bother me but just throw me at the start. I have never come across this style of storytelling before, but once I realised what was happening I didn’t mind.

 

 

 

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