The Coveted ~ Laura Thalassa

 

18682615“In places that know more about heaven and hell than we do, you have a reputation, Gabrielle. To them you are known as the devil’s consort.”

When a body shows up near Peel Academy, all signs indicate the killer is a vampire. Ravaged throat, body drained of blood. At least that’s all it appears to be when the Politia, the supernatural police force, assigns Gabrielle to the case. Now it’s Gabrielle’s job to figure out who did it. 

But after a second body turns up with the same lethal wounds, it’s clear that a serial killer is stalking the island. The murders have compromised the truce between the Politia and vampires, and as long as the killer roams free, it is in danger of dissolving. If that happens, no vampire is safe from persecution, not even Gabrielle. 

Now Gabrielle must team up with Andre, her soulmate and the one person she’s tried to stay away from, to investigate the murders before the truce dissolves. And keeping her distance is proving to be impossible.

But Gabrielle has a bigger problem. The world of the dead know about her, and their whispers hint that something is coming for her. And it’s coming soon.

 
5 Amazing Stars
 
The Coveted picks up where the first book, The Unearthly ended…full of action and intrigue.  A vicious murder creates problems for the new vampire: Gabrielle. Because she being a vampire automatically makes her a suspect. *rolls eyes* Moving on… So, since being part of a supernatural task force, Gabrielle is assigned to investigate the murder, and she thinks if she can figure out who the culprit is, she can clear her name. Only more murders pile in and Gabrielle is suspended in order to keep peace in the community. She is also ordered to contact the head vampire in her coven…Andre. Okay, so I was jumping for joy here. I so wanted Gabrielle and Andre to find their way back to one another. I mean, they’re soul mates for crying out loud!
 
 
Gabrielle does end up caving and her first conversation with Andre—after being separated from him for so long—is just super sweet. So, with their relationship on the mend you’d think everything would be hunky—dory. No, that’d be way too easy. The devil is determined to make Gabrielle his. Add more murders, Leanne’s (best friend) really odd mood changes, Caleb still wanting something more than friendship with her, and Oliver’s (nether best friend) funny commentary on ‘Everything Gabrielle and Andre,’ and you’ve got one hell of a hard book to put down. In fact, I ended up reading The Coveted in one sitting…but now I want more. Of course 😉 Laura Thalassa’s follow up is just as, if not more thrilling to read than the first book. 

Review: Starting Over (Starting Over, #1) Evan Grace

20614785**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Bellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter…

Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him.

Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should’ve crossed six years ago…

He knows he’s the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he’s hoping to make things right. He just wasn’t expecting her to look so damn beautiful.

However, there’s one more problem, Bellamy’s been keeping a secret from Luke for past six years. When passion builds between them she knows that she must tell Luke the truth, but will it bring them closer together?

Or will it drive them apart for good?

4.5 Stars

Starting Over is sexy new adult romance you won’t want to miss! The characters story tugged at my heart until the end. I simply wanted more and can’t wait to sink my teeth in the next story, Second Chances. Firstly, I read Starting Over in one afternoon. Secondly, The sex was hot, and the tension between these characters left me breathless from one page to the next. In the end, I found Luke’s ‘hesitancy’ to be a bit over-the-top, but over all this was a fun, quick read.

*SPOILER ALERT*

So, a quick run through: Bellamy, an adoring little sister falls hopelessly in love with Luke, her big brothers best friend.  As much as he hates to admit it, Luke has watched Bellamy grow into a beautiful woman and one mind-blowing night together changes everything…

Years later, Bellamy finds herself back in the same town with the only man she’s ever loved. Bellamy’s life was never the same after they made love for the first and only time that night. His rejection, along with her broken secret continues to haunt her, still.

Luke thought after seeing Bellamy one last time he’d be able to get her out of his system, only he finds he can’t let her go instead. A push and pull relationship built on broken hearts, secrets and fear threatens their happily ever after.

Can Bellamy trust Luke again and in the end, will Luke be able to forgive her?

 

Hunter (Magio-Earth Novella) by Joanne Wadsworth Free January 28, 29, 30, 2014 on Amazon

Hunter by Joanne Wadsworth will be free during January 28, 29, and 30th! This is such a great story, and short enough for you to read during your lunch break!

Here’s my review:

Filled with loads of steam worthy moments, Hunter is exciting; unforgettable and charming. Hunter is a must read for those of you who love this series as much as I do. Once the hunter sets their sight on the hunt, nothing can get in their way…even the call of a soul-bound mate. Here we have another Peacian vs. Dralion love story. Fierce and captivating, Joanne Wadsworth creates action packed scenes adding, of course, possible fatal situations to keep the heart pumping until the end. Hunter can be read as a standalone, but will be more fun to read as part of this addicting series…one of my favorite couples make an appearance as well! Below is a full list of each book.

Protector (Magio-Earth, #1)
Warrior (Magio-Earth, #2)
Hunter (Magio-Earth, #2.5?)
and coming soon this next year is Enchanter (Magio-Earth, #3)

 

Hunter

HUNTER (Magio-Earth Novella)

To love and protect…across worlds.

Nineteen-year-old Lieska Alura, a Dralion warrior from the planet Magio, calls an Australian Outback station her home away from home. Hounded by her skilled hunter senses, she is on a mission to track down one man, her soul-bound mate.

Peacian protector and hunter, Cole Cyrano, is driven by his soul’s demand to find his mated one, a woman he knows is his enemy. Dralion and Peacio are at war, and he ignores his soul’s call. Except Lieska shows up during a fierce training session inside his protectors’ arena, and his soul demands he protect her.

Completely, yet impossibly matched, they decide to renounce their bond, only not all goes as planned when Lieska receives word bushfires rage across her Outback station. She leaves, and now nothing can keep Cole from the hunt. He joins Lieska in driving the station’s cattle toward the mighty river, and the chase is on…against both nature and each other. Can the mated pair find their place together in a world at war?

A Young Adult, New Adult Fantasy Romance

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HUNTER

Free 28th, 29th, 30th January 2014

(Tell all your friends to grab a copy)

Free at: Amazon Kindle

 

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Hi, and thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Angela.

HUNTER is a story which will take you deep into the Australian Outback and across those great

plains. This is a stand-alone novella within my fast-paced YA/NA fantasy romance line, where across worlds, soul-bound mates battle against both love and land.

I brought my heroine from HUNTER with me today. Lieska’s a warrior hunter from Dralion, and is soul-bound to Cole, a protector from the enemy nation.

Joanne: Hey, Lieska. Thanks so much for taking the time to come and sit with me over here at Angela’s. So, I’ve got to ask. You and Cole? How is it being soul-mated with him?

Lieska: Since he’s a hunter like me, it’s been a blast of who can out-chase the other first. He’s super speedy, but I love every minute of our hunts. Cole’s incredibly smart, funny, caring, sexy— Oh, maybe I shouldn’t have said all that. His hunter senses will be on fire if he catches a whiff of any of this stuff. No one here at Angela’s can whisper a word of what I just said. *smiles nicely at everyone*

Joanne: Gotcha. I’m sure we can all do that. So, looking back at that first day you met Cole inside his protectors’ arena, do you have any regrets about walking in? And what about confronting him?

Lieska: I just wish I could have kicked some protector butt before I met Cole. That would have been fun. And confronting Cole? I’ll never regret that. Heck, he kisses like a—

Cole: *marches in and runs his gaze over Lieska* My ears are burning. I wondered where you’d gotten to.

Lieska: I see you hunted me down again.

Cole: I found something of yours to track you with, and I couldn’t help myself. I love the chase. *pops a kiss on her nose as he sits* So, what are we all up to?

Joanne: We’re just hanging here at Angela’s. She said we could drop by, so we have. Not sure where she’s gotten to though, probably work or running the kids around. You wanna track her down for us, Cole?

Cole: Hah. You just want to get rid of me so you two can keep nattering. Nope, I’m staying. *crosses his arms*

Lieska: Stubborn hunter. *tweaks Cole’s chin*

Joanne: Alrighty then, well if you’re staying, then let me ask you a question, Cole. What’s it like being soul-bound to your sworn enemy?

Cole: It’s agonizing to keep the secrets I have to. Most of my fellow protectors would slice and dice me if they ever found out I’d accepted the mated bond with Lieska, but we’ve got Hope and Silas on our side, and Faith and Davio. They’re mated enemies like us, and it helps they know exactly what we’re going through. And being soul-bound with Lieska is incredible. I can’t give her up, not now, not even with all the problems we’ve still to face.

Joanne: Those guys are great. In the next book in this series they’re right there in the mix with Silvie and Guy as they undertake their journey. Things get pretty heated, but— Um, I probably shouldn’t go on about Enchanter since the third book doesn’t release until the summer. I better zip my lips.

Lieska: Gee, you are such a tease. You’ve gotta tell us what happens.

Joanne: Nope, I’m not spilling another word. Go and hunt down Hope and Faith if you want more goss. They’re in the story. They know it all.

Lieska: Oooh, did you just dare me? We hunters love a dare. *tugs Cole to his feet* Come with me. I’ll need your extra senses to catch them.

Cole: *grinning* See, this is why I love you. Let’s hunt. *they teleport away*

Joanne: Hey, come back here you two. We’re in the middle of an interview. Unbelievable. Oh, well I guess that’s it from us. Thanks for joining in. I hope you race out and grab your FREE copy of HUNTER and track down Lieska and Cole and discover more about their story.

HUNTER is the perfect short story to get you started on the series, and likely hooked. Full-length novels, PROTECTOR and WARRIOR are available, and ENCHANTER (book three) is coming real soon.

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HUNTER

Free 28th, 29th, 30th January 2014

(Tell all your friends to grab a copy)

 

Free at: Amazon Kindle

 

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Here’s an excerpt from Hunter to tempt you:

Chains cranked, and the solid paneled iron gates at the entrance rolled open. This was what I’d been waiting for. Finally I’d be able to see inside the three-story high open-aired arena. It was a beauty with its ancient circular architecture.

“Wow. Do you see that?” Hope whispered to me from where we hid in a bush.

I shoved the brush farther aside, and we both poked our noses in. The protectors’ arena was close in size to our fighting force’s in Dralion. Their blocked seats were layered back and up and able to hold thousands of spectators. Groups of protectors trained on the central sandy floor with swords and spears and axes, with likely more beyond. Some of the men wore red tunics with leather-flapped skirts, and they lunged and parried, as accurate with their brutally sharp weapons as any warrior would be. The women trained in their battle leathers. So close. This was the chance I’d been waiting for. It had definitely been right to bring Hope. Hopefully she’d be able to help me keep a level head.

“Let’s go.” I gripped Hope’s hand and ’ported us. Everything darkened as I made the short jump through space.

Hope wobbled as we arrived near the wall. “Lieska, what the heck are you doing?”

“You saw the gate open. It’s an invitation I can’t turn down.” I plucked the sides of my hip-hugging black leather pants. “Look at us. I’m dressed no differently to any of the protector women, and you’re completely unassuming in jeans and a t-shirt. Except for this. The Stetson has to go. It screams Earth.” I nabbed it and tossed it behind a flax bush growing beside the wall. “Now no one’s going to suspect we’re from Dralion unless we announce it. We’ll be normal people, not catching a second glance.”

“Geez, I hate how my own words come back to bite me.” She shook her head. “Just make sure you don’t announce our arrival your way. No throwing any daggers at the protectors, because that would be announcing it, in case you weren’t aware.”

“I’m aware, and I’ll try and keep them sheathed, maybe.” I couldn’t stop from rubbing my hands together. Finally I’d have a chance to sort this problem. The hunt was on. I strode in and the breeze lifted my long brown locks and swept strands across my face. Two men battled close by and one of the men’s blade’s struck flesh and bone. Blood spurted in a wide arc. My blood thrummed to join the fight. Oh yeah. I wish I’d been the one to inflict that wound. The injured man grasped his arm, holding the edges closed. His blood ceased running and his skin began to knit together. A fast-healer. Damn. What a shame.

“Ew.” Hope puffed as she caught up. “Are your senses still on fire?”

“Burning bright. So stay close in case I need to ’port us out of here quick.” I followed the safety rail around the perimeter. My senses flared. There. A man in black jeans stretched as if readying himself for training. The denim molded his butt. Mm-mmm.

He selected a two-handed sword from the rack and twirled it in a precise figure eight. Slowly he built up speed, and moved through a series of fluid training moves. He held the battle skills, and only those who had such an affinity for their weapon did.

“Is that him? The one you’re after?” Hope hauled me to a stop.

“Yes, and it appears he needs a battling partner. Wait here.”

“I’ll wait provided you agree not to kill anyone.”

“We’ll see, just don’t draw any attention to yourself.”

“Huh, I can’t believe you’re telling me not to draw attention to myself. Hello. Give yourself your own pep talk.” With a harrumph, she snuck under the railing. She plopped onto the wooden bench and grasped the edge under her knees, squishing her knuckles.

“I would take my own advice, except I don’t think I’m up for listening. That’s why I have you.” She was one of my best friends, even though she’d accepted a protector as her mate. I could deal.

Stroking the hilt of my ever-present side sword, I walked toward the one my senses had flared on.

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Where Romance Meets Fantasy and Adventure…

Reading romance books captivated Joanne Wadsworth as a teenager, particularly when she tucked herself into bed at night and continued to dream those stories as she slept. She’d visualize the direction, taking the hero and heroine on an adventure unparalleled to what she’d read. Today she is devoted to writing romance, bringing her imagination to life within the lines of young adult, contemporary, and historical Highlander.

Born in New Zealand, Joanne works both as a writer and a financial controller, all while keeping up with her four energetic children and dreamy husband.

Visit Joanne Wadsworth at http://www.joannewadsworth.com

Lady Amber’s Tours~Jen Wylie’s Tales of Ever~Book Review and Promo

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Review

Fans of Suzanne Collin’s series, Hunger Games, or J.K. Rowling’s, Harry Potter will thoroughly enjoy Jen Wylie’s, Tales of Ever. Tales of Ever is a constant death thrilling adventure until the very end, AND there is a freaking love interest in the mix, which made reading it more kick @ss.

In a place where nothing is as it seems, sixteen year old, Misha is propelled into a world where survival is the only way to live.

Misha learned to deal with the loss of her father at a young age, and when tragedy comes around again by the death of her mother, she is left as a ward of the state…until an unknown relative discovers her. The story really picks up here when Misha’s long lost uncle takes her to the safety of her new home.

Of course, safe is relative and her uncle learns why Misha and her mom were hidden for so long. Misha is told that her father is in alive…but in a different world? Since she was born with the full power to wield fire like her parents, Misha is labeled as wild, unstable. So, with a quick, forceful push through a portal into another world, Misha finds herself in Ever. Shit just got real.

Falling into a near deathtrap, Misha discovers plants, creatures, the sky and other means of ‘normal’ have transformed into a living nightmare. Giant, poisonous spiders, killer ducks, dragons and more fill the pages with constant worry. However, she’s determined to find her dad…and stay alive.

Soon enough, Jadus, a human-ish (swoon worthy) guy swoops in, saving Misha before certain death (of course!).

Still, hell has no ending while in Ever and the adventure only grows more troublesome.

Hunky Jadus and Misha are separated, forcing Misha to find her way to safety alone and also to search for her dad without Jadus’s capabilities to exist, survive in Ever. Crap, I just wanna tell you all what happens, but I can’t. That wouldn’t be fun, right? The story takes off from page one and before you know it, you’re finished with the entire book. I’d love to read more about Ever and by that I really mean—read more about Misha and Jadus! I really heart him, or whatever he is. Great job, Jen! Continue scrolling down to read special excerpts and find out how to stalk, I mean follow, this fabulous author 😉

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Tales of Ever

(Volumes 1-6)

By

Jen Wylie

January 10, 2014 by Untold Press www.untoldpress.com

Fantasy/Paranormal, YA 10+

(84 000+ words, 250pages)

~Tales of Ever is suitable for readers 10 and up. Originally written as a novella series, it has been reworked and is now available as a complete novel~

Blurb 

A few months ago, I was a normal girl. Life sucked, and just like everyone else, I took the simple things for granted. At least until I got this new power, a “gift” mom called it. Apparently, I’m a firestarter. I didn’t want to be. I didn’t ask to be. It would be cool if it wasn’t so dangerous and I knew how to control it. When an uncle I’d never heard of showed up to take care of me after my mom died, I should have been grateful. As it turned out, my whole family isn’t normal and more than a little bit crazy. I thought things couldn’t get any worse. I was wrong.

They banished me to Ever.

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Welcome to Ever.

Ever; a deadly realm where feared, powerful, and dangerous magical beings are banished. It’s not a world, but a magically created prison you can never break out of. Who, or what, made Ever? I’ve no idea. They were powerful, and cruel. That is all I can tell you.

Ever is like, and unlike, every other world. Nothing is safe. Safety is a dream. Ever is a nightmare. Few survive their first day. Nothing is what it seems. If something appears safe, it isn’t. If something appears dangerous, well it is, but probably more than you think.

Ever has no sun, no moon, and no stars at night. Time is told by the ever changing color of the sky where portals open, dropping new inhabitants or new terrors. Time does pass. Don’t worry, you won’t get old. You won’t live that long.

The landscape changes without reason from desert to jungle. The flora isn’t safe at any time. There is food, if you can find it without getting eaten yourself. Most plants and animals are poisonous. So is the water.

Are you afraid? You should be. This is the end. It gets worse of course. Remember the portals? Do you think angels come through? Innocent people rarely do. Mostly, it is evil people, people too powerful to kill. Their magic works here. The creatures are worse.

Do you understand? Well, you will eventually, or you’ll die. There is no escaping Ever.

Ever.

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ASIN: B00HSCHK3I

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20498455-tales-of-ever

~Available at all Amazon stores~

US: http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Ever-Volumes-1-6-Wylie-ebook/dp/B00HSCHK3I/

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HSCHK3I

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Bio:

Jen Wylie resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her  two boys, Australian shepherd and a disagreeable amount of wildlife. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.

Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.

Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don’t. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories.

My website: www.jenwylie.com

My blog: http://jlwylie.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @jen_wylie

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4499919.Jen_Wylie

Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Wylie/151266004895266

Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Jen-Wylie/e/B004HQ9XD8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

~Excerpt 1~

Fire.

I see it everywhere.

It started a year ago, maybe more. I don’t remember. Images of fire appear more now than they did before.

Flames always dance just out of sight. They flicker on school lockers, in windows, anywhere. Everywhere.

Now they hover over the road as I run. If I didn’t know better, I’d think they were only mirages from the heat. They aren’t real. They never are. Nothing burns, there is no heat. I hate seeing them. Every time they appear, I wonder if I’m crazy.

Glaring at my watch, I round the block. School sucked today, as usual. I’ve run farther and faster than I normally do, trying to push all my stupid problems away while trying to ignore the fire.

The last year I’ve been unsettled. Sometimes I get uncomfortable hot flashes. I don’t understand why. Mom gets them sometimes, too. She says not to worry about it. I wish I could, but I know I’m too young for such things and they have been coming more often.

I can’t tell her about seeing the fire, or about the dreams. She wouldn’t believe me and I don’t want to put more stress on her.

We do Yoga and that helps. So does running. I’ve done a lot of both as the months pass and things only get worse.

It hasn’t been the best year. Mom lost one of her jobs. She found another, but it doesn’t pay as much. Lack of money really stresses her out.

I hope she’ll let me get a decent job soon. Something other than yard work and babysitting. I want to help. Mom looks so tired lately. She’s really starting to worry me.

In a few months, I’ll be sixteen. I haven’t asked about getting my driver’s license. I’m sure Mom won’t bring it up either. We don’t have money for a car, anyway. We don’t even have money for lessons or the stupid license test.

What would I do if something happened to Mom?

I have no idea. We don’t have any really close friends. A few people we sort of talk to, like our old neighbor, Mrs. Green. No family either, at least none that Mom ever talks about.

I don’t have any friends at school. Even though I go to a public school, most of the kids there have money. We don’t, and it shows. People can be so fickle. Of course, I don’t really try to make friends. I fall into the quiet and shy group. Years ago I gave up trying. Too many times I thought I’d found a friend and then got stabbed in the back.

Of course seeing fire sets me apart, too. The fear of someone finding out how weird I am forces me to keep my distance. I know normal people don’t see fire like I do, but some seem obsessed with it. I watch them play with matches and lighters outside at school and I only shake my head.

I’m not obsessed. What I see scares me. If I could, I’d choose to never see the flames again.

~Excerpt 2~

I squeeze my eyes together tightly, trying to bring the fire under control. I can do this, I can…

The fire roars around me. Not good.

I feel cool fingers on my face and my eyes snap open. Jadus stands right before me, his face set and intense.

Certainly he knows how dangerous it is to touch me? No, he doesn’t. He doesn’t know…oh god…

“Think of water, rivers, ice, snow,” he whispers, staring into my eyes.

I do as he asks; terrified I’m going to kill him. Amazingly the fires die. Letting out a shuddering breath I squeeze my eyes closed again for a moment. “Sorry.”

He chuckles. “Powerful gift you have there.”

“Dangerous.”

He shrugs. “You’ll figure it out.”

“I hope so,” I mutter, looking around the large charred area surrounding us in a little bit of horror and a little bit of awe.

He gives me a moment to silently collect myself before gesturing for me to follow him. “Come on, I want to show you something.”

We head up the path, higher and higher. Finally reaching the top, he leads me over to the edge. My eyes grow wide as I stare out at the landscape before me. I can see the pink desert in the distance. The rainbow jungle spreads out in a line below. I can see a huge river too, and beyond it another kind of forest. The more I look the more I see.

“That’s a whole lot of Ever.”

Jadus points off to our right and I see a portal open high in the sky. That can’t be good.

Turned out height doesn’t matter. Not this time.

Something huge flies out.

My mouth drops open. Is that a dragon? The beast roars and flies off as the portal closes.

Jadus looks over at me and chuckles at the look on my face. He spreads his arms wide. “Welcome to Ever.”

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Book Review for A Zebra Like Me by Amy Maurer Jones

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A Zebra Like Me is such a sweet story about a brave girl who has had to live with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. EDS is a complex disease affecting a persons entire body, but the mental aspect is a hard burden to carry. Not only does the main character, Maybelle struggle with injuries and frequent illnesses, she constantly battles with depressive tendencies. She wants to be normal, whatever that is. To her, going to school without the risk of breaking a bone from a simple fall is it. Or being able to walk down the hall without being in excruciating pain. She wants to fit in, not have people look at her with pity pouring from their wondering gazes. She wants….a regular, teenage life. So, she sends a little note heaven bound…a note gracefully falls the sky, and the story begins. You are not alone, Maybelle.

The character, along with any person dealing with chronic conditions, YOU are not alone.

As a nurse, seeing, dealing with kids who have EDS and other illnesses made this book a bit more personal for me. These kids endure the unthinkable, every single day of their lives and for the most part, they keep going just as Maybelle does. Amy did a fantastic job writing this story so, as a lay person, you can easily understand what’s going on in the characters life. Man, I just cried while reading this book. If you know of anyone struggling with an illness, regardless of what it may be, A Zebra Like Me can help them. Just, READ THIS BOOK! I can’t encourage you enough. Even if you’re wanting to read a book about a girl who likes the guy next door, then read this book. Family issues, first love, first kisses, first date, first dance, first EVERYTHING are all part of this great book, are you catching on? Read and enjoy!

Book Review of The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa

The Unearthly (The Unearthly, #1)

Goodreads Summary 

The first time I was declared dead, I lost my past. The second time, I lost my humanity. Now I’m being hunted, and if I die again, my soul is up for forfeit.

After enrolling in Peel Academy, an elite supernatural boarding school on the British Isles, the last of the sirens, Gabrielle Fiori, only wants to fit in. Instead, the elixir meant to awaken her supernatural abilities kills her.

When Gabrielle wakes up in the morgue twelve hours later, something wicked is awakened in her, something even the supernatural community has never seen before. Now the only person who can help her is Andre de Leon, the community’s infamous bad boy and the king of vampires.

Yet even his help can’t prevent the repeated attempts on Gabrielle’s life. Someone is after her, and they will stop at nothing to end her short existence. Only Gabrielle cannot let that happen now that her soul hangs in the balance, because she may have met the devil. And he wants her. Bad.

Book Review

***5 Alien Stars***

I’ve read many books, however, The Unearthly took me by surprise. . .in a good way. The world Laura created is poignant, unique, quirky, clever, and highly addicting.

Gabrielle is an amazing young woman who’s life is about to change, forever. Her acceptance to Peel Academy is a new start, a way to fit in…but at what cost?

Leanne and Oliver, Gabrielle’s newest friends, are such a hoot! Leanne takes Gabrielle under wing, so to speak, right away. Oliver seriously cracks me up! His spunky attitude sticks with you till the end.

Andre de Leon ~sigh~ is such an arrogant jerk, as most wealthy, sexy bachelors tend to be. However, underneath his rough exterior is a soft, lovable. . .vampire. King of Vampires to be exact. The tension flowing between him and Gabrielle constantly drove me crazy. You know when you read a book and you scream, “Just kiss her already!” Well, I really, really wanted to yell at the two of them. A lot.

Once Gabrielle discovers what type of school Peel Academy really is and what she is, everything changes.

Gabrielle’s life is in grave danger from one page to the next. Action upon action creates a nice heart racing experience while reading this book. The question throughout has you jumping from one suspect to the next. Problem being, our yummy Andre is listed as a suspect as well. 😦

The end creeps up on you, leaving you a bit breathless. So many factors bring a good deal of WTH while reading and in the end, you lose it. I want more. Scratch that, I NEED more, and I oh so desperately NEED Gabrielle and Andre to….. Sorry, can’t spoil it for ya 😉

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Broken Prince Book Review

Okay, this is an amazing book, but I’m going to take my time before I write a full review. Why? Because I need to do it justice. Hang on lil ponies, review will be written shortly…

I’m back with a full review 🙂

So, in Broken Aro we’re left with the characters facing a long journey to take Prince back to his homeland. Well, Broken Prince picks up there and the crew is off. BUT! not long after the story begins, there’s devastation. I won’t elaborate, but let me tell you, UGH! my eyes misted over. During their journey, a new character is introduced, and just when you think you will never get over the devastation, you begin to like the new guy…or I wouldn’t say guy, he’s a….

Of course the whole prophecy thing is brought into play when the infuriating Dragon pops in, but being intrigued enough, he actually helps Aro and the others out…a few times. Shocker, I know. 

Broken Prince has plenty of action and near death experiences, but it is the potential LOVE story that grabbed me. I’m a sucker for romance. Fey or Elven Prince? I love Kei, but I really, really, REALLY (in case you didn’t get the first really) want Aro and Prince together. But Prince is an arrogant jerk–as most male characters tend to be–and he keeps poor Aro at a distance. Until… 

That’s all you get. A brief sneak peak, but not enough to give away important details. Oh, wait! Did you want to know who Aro picks? Here it is….Sucker, lol.

Be sure to pick up your copy today…you will NOT be disappointed. 

~A