Review: 10 club, by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

10-club

4-5-stars

Wooooooow this book gave me whiplash!!!

We have been following  the story of Mia and King for a while now,  so as you can see this is not a stand alone book.  And you definitely need to read the other books in this series to understand all of what happens in this grand finale.

This series has been a roller coaster,  but this book especially is  angst topped with more anguish and  a little bit of anger in there.

Mia being a seer travels back in time to where King was still human,  where he was still king of his people to try and save Teddy,  her children a and herself.  The problem is that in this time,  he doesn’t know her,  doesn’t even like her.  She has to convince him of her story,  which sounds more and more crazy by the minute,  and in the midst of all this she still has to mount him,  mount the life the had and deal with a 3 month old child and a new pregnancy.

But this time around Mia has grown a set of iron balls,  a steel back that not even King can break.

But will she ever get her happily ever after,  will she be able to defeat 10 club,  o will she be hunted for all time,  and still lose the love of her life?

The only glitch I have with this book is the end…  lol.

BIG SPOILER AHEAD!!!!!  If you do not want to know any more skip ahead….

I have very mixed feelings and not all of them good,  about the ending..  We all understand  that King had to go through a lot to become the man Mia loved,  and he had a dark side, if I may say it,  a manageable dark side,  but when all is done,  and Mia fins herself in her time with King as her husband I felt extremely happy only to find out that King is keeping a side if himself,  a very big and important part,  a secret from Mia.  And above all he still keeps Hague with him…  I felt so betrayed for Mia.  I could not enjoy their happily ever after,  because it was a mirage..

OTHER THAN THAT,  I love the way Mimi’s mind works…  so much twists and turns,  and totally unrealistic things that she can weave and make it sound possible!

I know I’m I’m a little biased because she is one of my favorite  authors, but I seriously love her books.
So go…. Go and buy the book!!!

To buy Click Here

Advertisements

Book Blitz: Momortality, by Stephen H. Provost

Memortality
Stephen H. Provost
Publication date: February 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal

Minerva Rus can raise the dead. And it might get her killed.

Minerva’s life has never been the same since the childhood car accident that paralyzed her and killed her best friend, Raven. But when the long-dead Raven reappears in her life, now as a very attractive grown man, she discovers that her photographic memory has the power to bring the dead back to life … heal her paralysis … and shape reality itself.

Pursued by a rogue government agent who wants to eliminate her and her talents, Minerva must learn to control her powers to save herself and Raven. Because if she dies, he dies as well―again.

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

EXCERPT:

Minerva (2016)

“The accident is a lie.”

“What do you mean? You keep saying that.”

The face staring back at her was the same one she remembered from all those years ago. Kind, caring, patient. But older now. The playful smile the boy had once worn had vanished behind a mask she couldn’t seem to penetrate now that he was a man. She hadn’t seen him for years, but this was how she’d always imagined he’d look all grown up: the soft brown eyes, the pale complexion just brushed by a touch of sunshine, the auburn hair unkempt and uncut, cascading down across his left eye. She’d always stared at that; it distracted her. And he’d always noticed, brushing it back the moment she became aware of it.

His brow lowered slightly, as if to say, “You’re staring.” But he said nothing. Even the words he did speak seemed silent to her somehow, as if she were in a dream …

She moaned in her sleep and tried to turn her body, but the vice grip held her, the paralysis that had been with her since the accident.

In her dream, concern flitted across his face, apparent even in the dim glow of the candle that burned beside her bed. Its light had always comforted her, and at times, she’d stared into the flame as it flickered for moments on end, imagining she was a part of it. The thought of that soothed her, one of the few things in this world that did.

“Stay with me,” he said, his tone resolute.

“I can’t move,” she protested.

“Yes, you can. All you have to do is remember how you felt before all this. Before the accident and the lies it’s telling you.”

“You’re the liar,” she whispered, her voice whispered venom.

He looked hurt now, and pulled away from her, that resolve appearing to evaporate at the sound of her voice. In the same moment, he seemed farther away, the reflected candlelight that had danced in his eyes a few moments earlier now a fading glow that illumined little more than his forehead and the tip of his nose.

“I’m telling you the truth,” he said, but she could barely hear him. A part of her wanted to believe what he was saying. Not a part – all of her. But in the instant she acknowledged that desire, she was aware it could not be.

She tried to turn her body again.

Nothing.

Her jaw clenched tight, and she began to tremble with the effort.

“Not that way,” he said.

“Then … how!” Her voice was louder than she intended, and he pulled away further into the shadows.

“Wait,” she said, softening her tone. “Don’t go. You have to tell me … about the accident.”

“It’s not important now,” he said, moving forward slightly again, into the candlelight.

“Not important? Then how do you explain this?” She nearly spat the words at him, and he averted his eyes.

“See?” she said. “You can’t even bear to look at me. If the accident didn’t happen, how did I get like this?

He sat up straighter and held her gaze again, his eyes locking on hers so that, this time, it was she who wished to glance away. But he held her there by force of will. “Min, you’re beautiful.”

No one ever called her that but him.

 

Author Bio:

Stephen H. Provost is an author of paranormal adventures and historical non-fiction. “Memortality,” his debut title on Linden Publishing’s new fiction imprint, Pace Press, is due out in February 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

An editor and columnist with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, he has written on subjects as diverse as history, religion, politics and language and has served as an editor for fiction and non-fiction projects. His book “Fresno Growing Up,” a history of Fresno, California, during the postwar years, is available on Craven Street Books, and his next non-fiction work, scheduled for release in June of 2017, will examine the history of U.S. Highway 99 in California.

In addition, the author has published several books as Stifyn Emrys, beginning in 2012 with “The Gospel of the Phoenix” and also including the nonfiction works “The Way of the Phoenix” and “Undefeated.” He also has published three works of fiction: “Feathercap” (children’s); “Identity Break,” (young adult science fiction/adventure) and an accompanying novella, “Artifice.”

The author served as editor of four young adult novels: the “Mad World” series by Samaire Provost – “EPIDEMIC,” “SANCTUARY” and “DESPERATION” – and the award-winning “Lorehnin: A Novel of the Otherworld,” Volume 6 in the Otherworld series by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson. He has worked in journalism as a news editor, sports editor and reporter for four daily newspapers in California, and is currently managing editor for an award-winning weekly, The Cambrian. He has worked as an educator and has been featured at occasional speaking engagements.

He lives on the California coast with his wife, stepson, cats (Tyrion Fluffybutt and Allie Twinkletail) and dogs.

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

 

GIVEAWAY!

acnext_e0a Rafflecopter giveaway

XBTBanner1

Review: Ray of Light, by E. L. Todd

My rating:  2 stars.ray-of-light

Well, I don’t know exactly how to say this, because I kind of liked the characters, but not some relationships, there are some things missing, but it has its moments.. Hmmmm maybe I should start from the beginning, right???

The main character or heroine is Rae, and she is a very independent, smart woman with a very good heart. She is letting her broke brother crash at her place for free.

And this is where the troubles start for me. The relationship between her and Rex (the brother) is not a nice one. For one, they have no respect for one and other. They talk so horribly at each other. An I have some serious issues with him and his little to no gratitude to his sister for letting him stay with her.

But the thing is, that even though they “hate each other” they got each other’s back. That I do like. Family first and always. But as you go through the book, and get a feel of the characters it simply does not click. They are portrayed as very caring and honest…. I don’t know, it did not convince me.

Then we have the Brother, rude, sloppy, pig, ungrateful child…. Yes I know he did her a very big solid when she was still a teenager, but… really??

The second characters are all good, they have a lot of fun together.

The book is told by Rae an Rex. And it revolves around her decision to date Ryker , and the decision to help Rex get back on his feet.

The chemistry between Rae and Ryker is good, but I did not get into the sexy scenes., they sounded to me like a listing of thing they were doing, I think I need more cadence, you know?

Another problem I saw with the book, is that the whole book is the stage for the next one, there is no angst, no climax, just a series of events.

OK I know I just stated the bads, now on the goods:
it has its moments, and the friendship between the gang its really cool and the way they ended the book makes you want to read the second book just so you know what happens. Rae has a very cool job, since she is a researcher for a recycling company.

I feel the premise of the book is good, and maybe the second book gets better.

I was given the book by the author in exchange of an honest review.

To buy the book click here

Review: Bending Fate, by Reily Garrett

bending-fate

 

Golden stars rating template isolated on white background.

And say hello to Dani…. Again!!!!

OK, so this time we meet Dani earlier than last time. And we get to know the great lengths at which she goes to protect someone she has never even known.

We get an inkling of what she is feeling, and her special abilities.

Dani faces mother nature, and a snipper to meet face to face a contact that can help Callie, because she is in danger again.

She may very well blow her cover and put her life on the line, but what is a girl to do, when she can save a life of another one that has a DNA anomaly like she does?

It is a short read, but it definitely lets you get to know the writing style of Raily Garrett. Since I really like her books, I was happy with this short story.

If you haven’t read the books in this series, you’ll probably get a little lost, but it will definitely make you want to read the books!!!

I recieved the book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review

To buy the book click here

Review: BLACK BULLET, by L.D. Rose

black-bullet

4-5-stars

A must read if you like dark, paranormal, on the edge of your seat romance with a great cast of characters!!!!

This is the second book in the Senery series.. It can be read as a stand alone but I really recommend reading it in order.

Jonathan James Kerr, US Marine Corp… ended up dead…. or as a vampire but with a conscience and a soul.

The only weapon the humans have against the growing vampire population is one they don’t even know it exists. The one family that can actually compete against the vampires are hybrids. Half human, half vampire. And their mission is to rid the world of the vampire population. The Knight family.

Jonathan isn’t exactly family, but he was a very good friend before becoming a vampire, and now, he is a weapon for the Knights, a friend, a brother in arms. But he is tortured because of the beast inside of him, because maybe it would’ve been better for everyone if he had died.

During one hunt at night, John is suddenly surrounded by vampires, and in the mix of all the chaos there is a woman that entered the fray, unfortunately, she wants to kill him.

And what is so special about her??? She is a Hybrid… The Knights didn’t know she existed! Or did they?

Lawana, has had to face the world alone, having escaped what she believed to be certain death,only to be tortured, used and abused within an inch of her life by vampires. Her only resolve and motive to keep on living is to hunt down all the vampires or die trying. An in the meantime, drown her sorrows in alcohol.

That is until she meets a very special, very soulful vampire, that even though he has black eyes, they are not empty, they show emotion, conscience… but how can that be? She has been deceived before, she will not fall for it again!

They are irrevocably drawn together, one wanting to avoid at all costs the vampire with a conscience, and the other trying to get close to the only human that can actually make him come out of his depression.

Can they overcome their distrust, and learn to love and rely on each other even after all the bad things that has happened to them?

As I said it in my last review, L.D. Rose has that ability to play a movie inside your mind, her descriptions very well elaborated, with no fluff that makes your mind wander.

The story is dark and gripping, and harrowing at times, and you end up wondering if it will ever get better, if they’ll be able to surpass their obstacles… but in the end, I know it sounds cheese but LOVE CONQUERS ALL.

I love the curvballs that L.D. Rose throws, (******spoiler alert**** if you do not want to read skip to the last paragragh******) when Lawana is kidnapped by the big bad vampire, and John goes after her like a bat out of hell, and suddenly crashes with the ambulance…. Well that scene was amazing in my head.. And you guess that he will get to her in time… and noooooooooo!!!!! I will not say any more, but wholly molly, I love it when you can surprise me.

So… in conclusion…READ THE BOOK.!!! I simply cannot wait for the next one!!!!

Even though I loved the book, and I do plan to keep on reading, there is just one little detail, very personal if you will, that made some noise in my head… there are some references to God, or religious artifacts that made me squirm in my seat, even though I’m not a religious fanatic. its just a little FYI.

To buy the book Click here

To visit L.D. Rose’s page Click here

I was given the book by the author in exchange of an honest review.

 

If you want to read my review for the first book