Review of Perfect Imperfections ~ Author’s J & L Wells

Review of Perfect Imperfections

Authors ~ J & L Wells

Genre: Romance

Star rating: 5 stars

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At the age of 27, Natasha is just a few months away from marrying Josh, her long-term boyfriend. He’s been her best friend since they were little and she can’t imagine being with anyone else. Suddenly, he is called out of the country to take over his father’s business. While he’s away, Natasha arranges a surprise wedding present for him – a portrait of herself.

The handsome artist who agrees to paint the portrait is Gabriel Owens, a gifted painter who is partially sighted. Not only is he incredibly sexy, he’s also sarcastic and brash.

With a sudden twist of events, Natasha’s life is left in free fall. She turns to Gabriel, but does he have the tenacity and inner strength to pick up the pieces when he himself has so many insecurities and his own life is far from perfect?

Note to reader: Perfect Imperfections is the first book in the Moments series. It’s an emotional story, which can be read as a standalone novel. You won’t find a cliffhanger here, but instead a heartfelt ending that definitely won’t disappoint. If you love Natasha and Gabriel’s story, then don’t miss Perfectly Flawed, book two in the series.

This book is intended for audiences 18+ due to the sexual content and adult language.

 

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Review: Perfect Imperfections

Rating: 5 stars

 

When I started reading perfect imperfections, I really wasn’t prepared for what I got myself into. I was under the impression the story was a romance, a typical romance but it wasn’t, it was so much more.

 

Natasha & Josh are getting married, Natasha isn’t exactly overjoyed but she loves Josh all the same. It moves along steadily as Josh is called away for work related reasons. While he is away we meet Gabriel the partially blind Artist who is going to paint Natasha as a wedding gift for Josh. Meeting Gabriel my first impressions were that he was rude, blunt and honestly I was like WTF he nearly seemed unredeemable, but of course he wasn’t 🙂

 

Their love story is real, and just rang so true to me. What Josh does to Natasha had me raging so much so that I had to put my kindle down. My husband wanted to know what was wrong with me, but I was too mad to even explain, even thinking about Josh now annoys me, to feel this kind of emotion from just reading a book tells you how good it is. But it doesn’t stop there.

The book just keeps throwing things at you and I was going from angry to feeling so sorry for Natasha. By the end I was in tears. The story became absolutely heart wrenching and I felt like all hope was lost. I swear this story will shatter you and then put you back to together.

 

It’s an amazing love story that’s real and raw. For anyone who loves romance, get it now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Tour ~ Beyond Death ~ Review

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Blog Tour ~ Beyond Death
Author: Deb McEwan
Genre: Supernatural/Suspense
Dates: 22nd of May ~ 2nd of June
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

Beyond Death

Blurb:
What really happens when we die? Twenty-something Claire Sylvester is about to find out.
The morning after the best night of her life she is taken before her time.
Claire is suspended in her mysterious new world. She watches as the secret lives of those she loves unravels, and sadistic villains are punished on the road to their own personal hell.
All the while a higher authority ponders her ultimate fate.
More than Claire knows depends on her actions and those of the unlikely partner who accompanied her on her journey.
What will be her final destination?
Beyond Death – a supernatural thriller of love and loss, deceit and revenge, with a little romance and humour.

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Following thirty odd years in the British Army, Deb and her husband Allan decided to become weather refugees and settle in Cyprus.
Throughout her life Deb has dabbled with writing. Her first book was ‘Reindeer Dreams’ – a quirky rhyming Christmas story for children featuring Barry the reindeer and his family. Her first grown-up books about aliens and unearthly spiders could be explained as off the wall. The Afterlife trilogy came next with a few ‘Jason the Penguin’ books in between.
The first book in the current series ‘Unlikely Soldiers’, is set in 1970s Britain, with others to follow through the decades.
Deb now spends her time writing, working part-time, avoiding housework and playing tour guide along with Allan. She tries to keep the pounds off by playing netball and long-distance walking.
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Review for Beyond Death

Rating: 5 stars

 

 

I always love a story that shows us the afterlife. It’s exciting and it’s like someone allows you to see around the bend without going around it. Well beyond death doesn’t disappoint.

 

It’s written in third person, for me I do love first person but I understand why the author wrote beyond death in third person. The story is told mostly through the eyes of Ron & Claire both killed in a car accident. For Claire it wasn’t her time but the angels can’t put her back so she stays in Limbo with Ron until they decide if she should go to heaven or hell. In the meantime Claire and Ron get to visit earth as often as they like.

This part of the story I loved. I think its human nature to wonder when you die who would go to your funeral?  who cries for you? Imagine actually getting to see it all. Claire and Ron do but with it comes secrets they never knew and revelations that shake them. We see how so many things are connected and how one action has a knock on effect. How each choice we make has a consequence whether it be good or bad.

 

This story made me think about life and regrets and getting to do things over again. It visits the idea of rebirth along with heaven and Hell. We see the good and evil and ones who are remorseful for their actions.

 

But the fun side is how Ron & Claire get to play detective and alter their families’ lives from the grave. How sometimes when you think someone had to have been watching over you, to survive somethings in life, well maybe someone was. I hope the duo will continue  to work together, in book two. 🙂

 

Overall this was a very unique story that was easy to read. While it will make you think about life it will also entertain.

 

 

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Review of (Dis)Content by Melissa Haag

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I hate. I thought I hated before the letter, before the werewolves, but now I understand that was nothing more than a chip on my shoulder. The urbat took what was mine. They will pay.

Isabelle leads a very normal life…for an emotional syphon. If not for Ethan and his bar, she would have lost her sanity long ago. But everything changes with the crash of her fighting cage and a man who transforms into a wolf. There’s something about Carlos—when he’s not growling at her—that makes her do things she wouldn’t normally do, like sigh and daydream.

Attraction aside, she is faced with the very real evidence that werewolves and urbat exist, and the urbat are after her. And the only way she can keep Ethan safe is to join with the werewolves and Carlos. It’s a race against time to stop a war, fight for love, and find the last Judgement.

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Melissa Haag currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and three children. Touch is her first published novel. She is currently working on book three of a separate five book series. To learn more about her upcoming projects, visit her at:
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Review for (Dis)content

Star Rating: 5 stars

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This is the fifth instalment of the judgement of six. Each book is as outstanding as the other. I have read all five and they haven’t disappointed. I just love this author. Melissa has a true gift of crafting strong female characters; there is no damsel in distress in the Judgement of six books. They may not all be fighters but they are strong willed women, shaped from the harsh life’s they have been given.

 

Isabelle is definitely the strongest as in she can kick some serious butt. I love her fight against Carlos it had me giggling the whole way through the book, she gave us the perfect balance of resistance and giving in at times where I just needed her to show Carlos affection.

 

Now moving onto Carlos, I love the silent type, the ones we can’t read, but when Carlos lets his guard down wow does it blow us away. But once again as I have said through each five books there is no-one like Clay he is my everything, the other guys are amazing but Clay just takes the silent type to a whole new level.

 

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves werewolves, paranormal stories, strong female leads, and overprotective men.

 

Review of Choices by Author J.L McFadden

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This book is written in such away that it can be read as a stand alone or after the first book of the series- The Guardian. After so much more loss Adela finds herself in the middle of a love triangle and the fight for the head of Covens.

Adela and John both have their fair share of choices to make. Adela must think of her coven, but at the same time she feels a burning desire for her great, great niece’s Guardian John. She is torn because though fate has blessed her great, great niece with a Guardian that is connected to her by Mother Earth to protect her from anything, she keeps rejecting him. John is torn between the woman he is fated to and Adela. He fears that it is Adela’s powers of seduction that is tempting him. He feels a desire to protect Gala, but also feels a yearning for Adela. At the same time Adela must search for the secret journal known as the Guardian journal and protect those she loves from the dangers that lurk in the shadows.

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J.L McFadden is the Author of the Guardian Series: Guardian, released,Adela,release in September, Chooses, release in May 2014, Adela’s Lost Guardian, March, more to be named at a later date. McFadden spins tragedy and romance into all of his stories with picturesque descriptions that vividly paints and melts the scenes into your pleasure cortex that is a valid and important part of every readers mind. 😉 Jamie Lee was born in a mixed Celtic and Slavic family in the river valleys of Pennsylvania, in his earlier years he played in bands in New York and ended up working his way into H.Q of the largest musical retailer in the world Guitar Center; while working at the store level he managed multiple departments at once and handled all the stores merchandising logistics. He has explored the world and became the first American to be excepted into the Interregional Federation of Aikido Aikikai of Crimea & Sevastopol, where he enjoys learning from great masters from around the world, where he has developed his himself. He explains that the people rich and colorfully different people he has met, spawned a lot of his characters.

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Review of Choices

4 star rating

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I must start out by saying I loved, loved Priest. What an amazing character one I would love to see a book based on. He was a bad ass vampire hunter, who actually worked with a vampire called Adela. I found his character realistic even though he was human he didn’t lack in any skills compared to the vampires. His movements often quieter, his hearing better.  I rooted for Priest throughout the book and enjoyed every moment of reading from his perspective. The author’s ability to writing fighting scenes was well done, and I was sucked into the book, I loved his journey to the forbidden library and all the creatures he had to fight as he moved towards it.

I had read on another review that someone had said they didn’t like the love triangle for me I wouldn’t call it that. Adela, Gala and John are tied together. John is Gala’s guardian but he is also tied to Adela for me I felt from the start that it was really just Adela and John and the only thing keeping Gala in the circle was a deep rooted responsibility for John to protect her but as the story went on it was very clear to me his love was for Adela and Adela alone. So I personally wouldn’t call this a love triangle as I wouldn’t be the biggest fan, there was no I love you, Oh no actually I love you blah blah blah. Thank god.

Adela’s main priority throughout the story was for her coven and also keeping Gala in line, and oh my god she would test a saint. I wanted so many times to reach into the book and slap her so hard. She was whinny, hateful and just downright annoying. Adela tried so many times to make her see sense even using violence but of course Gala would just cry for herself and not look to the reason why Adela was being so hard on her. I know if gala wasn’t tied to John that Adela would have killed her. But like all things she gets what she deserves. (Not telling, you need to read the book)

Now onto the hardest character for me and the reason this book only got four stars inside of five, was Adela. I really struggled with her character sometimes. She was one of the strongest vampires, respected by all she even had friends in the werewolf clan. She was old and basically feared. Yet for me at times her personality didn’t match the person or vampire I thought she should have been. She was well … emotional which really caught me off guard. I mean in so many ways. Maybe for me this is based on the belief that vampires don’t really cry and as they age the loose their humanity. But Adela was like any other person, she laughed, joked, cried at times when you would expect her too but for me it just seemed unusual.

Other than that I found the story to be fast paced and well written with plenty of action. I would recommend this to all vampire lovers 🙂 and paranormal readers.

Review of Promise of Mercy by Author Kurt D. Springs

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Promise of Mercy

 

Deirdre watched as Marisa turned and looked at her. She was shocked when she saw the child in her enemy’s arms. The Gothowan woman turned away to shield the child. Deirdre saw the child’s face. The child was looking right at her. Her expression was more curious than frightened. Deirdre knew she could take the fugitive without touching the child. She reoriented her aim, and her finger began to tighten.

It is twenty-five years after the events of Price of Vengeance. Deirdre and her sisters have returned to their home planet of Etrusci after completing their training with the Finnian Shock Forces. Their homecoming plans are disrupted when their mother, High Priestess Celinia, and other leaders of the clergy are taken hostage, and their father, Colonel Liam O’Connor, disappears. In their desperate search for their father, they discover that the Rebellion is secretly building weapons that could end civilization as they know it.

Meanwhile, Liam has been befriended by a Rebel war criminal, a woman Deirdre has sworn to kill. Will Deirdre cast herself into the role of judge, jury, and executioner, or will she discover the promise of mercy?

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Kurt D. Springs is presently an adjunct professor of anthropology and archaeology in New Hampshire. He holds a PhD. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Literature in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from the Harvard University Extension School. His main area of interest is megalithic landscapes in prehistoric Ireland.

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Review: Promise of Mercy

Rating: 5 Stars

 

This is the second book that I have read by Author Kurt D. Springs. The first being Price of Vengeance. In both books there is a lesson to be learned – That vengeance isn’t the answer but compassion is. Time can change so much so quickly even for the worst of us; Marisa is the example in this book.

Liam is also still a very strong character but is learning and with the help of his four children. His three daughters are the walk of him. Their adventure takes off when the temple is under siege with their mother inside and their father is sent through a portal to an unknown place. It’s a story of family, love and forgiveness.

At the start the bad guys are the original founders but we soon meet Kergan a man who has no regard for live. He is the enemy that the finnian must fight. Deirdre Liam’s daughter took centre stage for me with her blatant disregard for orders, she was stubborn, her only focus was saving her parents and we watched her time and time again display this with some serious defiance. She has a temper. 🙂

We meet new creatures in my head I picture bigfoot 🙂 they help Liam and his family against the enemy and are a welcome addition.

A lot of things throughout the story stood out for me. One being the use of Irish – it was fantastic to see as I am Irish myself. Translations of the Irish words where right beside it in English, so no flicking to the back of the book or e-copy to see what it means. Which for me normally pulls me from the story so this was really great.

 

The second thing I loved was Gayla and her bond with Liam especially with the paranormal activity in the prison. It was a bit scary but I loved it.

Also I love the author’s ability to take a bad guy or women that you really don’t like, and soon without realizing it you feel compassion for them. Marisa the prime example here.

The technology, science, new species  and descriptive lands   in this book felt to me that an enormous amount of research went into this book.

I have a feeling that we are not done yet, with the ending (Which I will not say) but I really look forward to reading about Liam and his four children?  Again.. Oh, and  ted I can’t leave him out he is like a brother to Aidan.

 

If you love sci-fi action packet with a lot of gadgets then grab a copy of Promise of mercy and Price of Vengeance you won’t be disappointed.

Review of Omens by Author Kelley Armstrong

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Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

 

 



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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. All efforts to make her produce “normal” stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She’s the author of the NYT-bestselling “Women of the Otherworld” paranormal suspense series and “Darkest Powers” young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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Review of Omens

Rating 5 stars

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Olivia Taylor lives the high life, her world is of wealth, charity events (for the rich) and she’s engaged to James. But when she finds out she’s the daughter of the serial killers “The Larsen’s” her world is shattered. She fleas to Cainsville where strange doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s there that we meet Gabriel. Gabriel is a lawyer who helps Olivia look into her real parents so called crimes.

I loved the superstition in omens. I found myself at night placing my pillows inwards, watching cats to see if rain was coming or birds to indicate towards the future. I loved all the aspects that Kelly Armstrong came from.

 

Secondly I just adored Gabriel he was selfish, arrogant yet his demons are bigger then I first thought and I feel in the second book we will find out things about Gabriel that will be hard to swallow. But I still love him as a character. Olivia and Gabriel’s relationship was strained at most parts, but it was the smallest gesture or the way he looked at her that had my heart rate in overdrive.

 

I loved omens and can’t wait for the second book. I would highly recommend this to all paranormal readers.

 

Review of Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard

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The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

 

 



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I’m a screenwriter/YA author who likes books and lists. This site is the nexus of my universe.

My book RED QUEEN will be published Winter 2015 from HarperTeen at HarperCollins. I’m repped by the incomparable Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

The genres I’m into include YA, Fantasy, Historical, Adventure, Apocalyptic – if people are dying, I’m buying.

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Review of the Red Queen

Rating: 5 stars

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To sum up the Red Queen I would say the hunger games meet Games of Throne.

Mare Barrow reminded me of Katniss living in the slums. She stole to survive and her family and best friend Kilcorn come first. But when Mare gets a job in the palace her powers are ignited and she’s brought into the world of Silvers. This is where the story reminded me of Games of throne. The lies deceit and the game the royals played were hard to keep up with and Mare is a pawn in the game, which she doesn’t even know she’s playing. She starts to fall for Marven her betrothed yet she still has feelings for Cal the future King. Her feelings make her judgement off and for it she pays the ultimate price.

The world building was breath-taking and the author’s ability to keep us blind to the truth was very well played out. I didn’t trust anyone and when I did I would second guess myself but I couldn’t have fully predicated who would betray mare.

The rebels add to the tension already in the story and I found my hands clammy in fear of certain rebels been found out, yet once again nothing could have prepared me for the ending

I look forward to Book two and mostly Cal. He’s strong, fierce and his loyalty to the crown is to be admired. He is a warrior, his abilities had me transfixed on him. Just loved him no matter where he stands in this war.

I would highly recommend this to all fantasy lovers.