Saturday, March 30, 2013

Unite Our Souls

Unite Our Souls

Rachel Carrington

Synopsis from
A sexy Angel of Death had to tell me I was dead. But he wasn’t there to offer comfort. He was there to take me to the other side. Wherever that is. I wasn’t ready to go, though. My nephew, Joey, needed my bone marrow if he was going to survive, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to give it to him now that I was dead.

Grayson, the angel, told me he’d help but then I’d have to cross over. I certainly didn’t expect to fall for the one being that intended to hustle me across the mortal realm. I don’t think he expected to fall, either. You’d think that would be difficult enough, but the real trouble began when I discovered his ‘help’ came at a price…or a punishment, rather. He’d broken a rule, and for that, he would suffer if I couldn’t stop it.

So here I am in love with the Angel of Death, trying to save my nephew’s life, and wondering what exactly happens on this other side Grayson talks about. And learning more and more that I didn’t want to leave my angel any more than I wanted to stay dead. Sometimes, though, life just doesn’t give you choices..

My review:
It is hard for me to pick my favorite couple from this series, because they are all such great stories. I was really surprised while reading this because the ending was different from the other two Rachel Carrington novella’s that I have read previously. While the other two stories were about revenge and a love-hate relationship, this book contained much love between family members with a side of passion between the Angel and the spirit, in this case Erica. I sat down tonight to start this book after a long busy week and I loved every page. I really hope that Rachel Carrington will bring back each couple and give more of their story to her readers. I would read any work published by Rachel Carrington and recommend it to any reader. My rating for this novella is 4 out of 5 stars. Go 1-click your way into this book, you will not regret it!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mine to Take

Mine to Take

Rachel Carrington

Synopsis from Amazon:
didn't ordinarily break the rules, but everyone has bad days, right? I mean, as an Angel of Death, I always toed the party line. That is until one night when I was feeling particularly vulnerable and along came Dominic. He’s another AOD, but don’t think of him as an angel because really, he’s anything but. To me, he was more like a walking advertisement for sin.

So that night, Dominic and I broke a cardinal rule—no fraternization between Angels of Death. Don’t ask me why it’s a rule. I guess that was why Dominic hauled ass before I even woke up the next morning. As an AOD, I understood. As a woman, I was pissed. 

So fast forward two months, and both Dominic and I are facing disciplinary punishment if we don’t figure out how to put our differences aside and work together. Unfortunately, I’ve never been one to let go of a grudge very easily, and when it seemed like Dominic had no issues about what he did, my anger grew by leaps and bounds.

An argument generated more heat than Chernobyl, and once again, Dominic and I delved into the disallowed. And while we were busy getting busy, we lost a soul in a horrifying way. Now, we’ve been given an ultimatum. Find the soul and help her cross over, or both Dominic and I will have to cross over ourselves. As in permanently.

My review:
Rachel Carrington has done it again! The first chapter had me laughing (on the inside because I started reading this novella in a library), and Dominic had me thinking of other male dominant personalities in some of my other favorite books. I was so irritated for most of the book because you knew Dominic knew something was up and just wouldn't tell Cleo. The relationship within Mine to Take is one that is actually real. You felt compassion for the spirits within this novella as well as the two Angels of Death. It is really hard for me to decide which one is my favorite so far: Share Your Soul and Mine to Take. I LOVE them both. I sat down and started reading this novella and finished an hour and a half later. You will not want to put this story down. I would recommend this to any reader interested in supernatural beings. My rating is 4 stars, and I will be picking up another novella to this series as soon as possible.


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Share Your Soul

Share Your Soul

Rachel Carrington

Synopsis from Amazon:
On the fifth anniversary of my murder, I took action against inaction. I set out to find what I wanted the most—revenge. Others warned me that the whole project could be risky, but getting even with my killer husband seemed worth the danger. Turned out, I made an appointment with the Angel of Death. Perfect.

I've always had a weak spot for bad-boy, rocker types but Gabriel the bad-boy angel surpassed my fantasies. He looked like Bon Jovi in his long hair days, which destroyed my ability to concentrate. Plus, he claimed he could help me only if I trusted him. The last man I put my faith in shot a bullet through my heart. How the heck could I trust the Angel of Death?

So anyway, I told Gabriel that I needed retribution before I could move on. He granted me three days in a mortal body to gain closure. Great offer except for one thing—my dear husband had already been found not guilty so he couldn't be tried again. No hope of ever putting him behind bars…at least not for shooting me. I also had no idea where the loser had dumped my body. How was I supposed to get vengeance?

After that, things got really complicated. I had to find dirt on my jerk of a husband while placing my faith in the Angel of Death and ignoring the forbidden things he did to my phantom heart and loaner body. Yeah, the whole situation sounded weird to me, too, but what was a misplaced spirit to do except roll with it?

My Review:
While I feel that the feelings between Gabriel and Olivia grew extremely fast, I enjoyed the story that Rachel Carrington creates for her readers. From the beginning, I had hoped for the outcome of the end and was glad that I was close to what really happened. The plot of the story is not overused like vampires falling in love with humans have been lately, and was interested through the whole story. I also read this novella within two sittings, before and after work never really wanting to stop. The only downfall for this story is that it is only a novella, and I hope that Rachel Carrington will one day go into their future. I am not sure what the other novellas in the series are about, but I am hoping Olivia and Gabriel will at least be mentioned within the next story. Share Your Soul was an easy read, and I would recommend to others. My rating for this book is 4 stars. 


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Identity Break (Identity Quest) (Volume 1) by Stifyn Emrys

Identity Break (Identity Quest) (Volume 1)
 by Stifyn Emrys

Book Description taken from amazon
How far would you go to find yourself? Imagine everything you thought you knew about yourself turned out to be a lie, and you didn’t know who was telling the truth. Imagine you possessed a secret so dangerous that, if it were exposed, it would reshape the entire world. What would you do if that secret were your very identity? In almost every way, Palo Vista seems like a typical California city, with office buildings, schools, and homes sprawled out across suburbia, filled with families making a life for themselves at the dawn of the new millennium. But two seniors at Mt. MacMurray High are about to find out that nothing is as it seems. Jason Nix is a star athlete and honors student who can’t seem to remember anything about his childhood. Elyse Van Auten is a budding artist from a broken home whose father left her mother two years ago - or so she’s been led to believe. Like most teens entering adulthood, Elyse and Jason just want to find out who they really are. For them, however, the stakes go far beyond their own personal quest. Join them on a journey of self-discovery that becomes a desperate fight for survival against enemies determined to conceal the truth … and find out what happens when that fight becomes personal.

My Review

This book took me for a lot of twist and turns I think because you never knew what to expect. There was very much thought on this plot and the characters, I never read anything from this author before and I loved I mean loved how he writes! Each character had a mean and a purpose and the plot followed into the characters. Jason was I guess you could say the perfect kid, had a great life was the star person in high school he just had one problem he couldn't remember where he came from. With Jason there is also Elyse they make the perfect team. They travel through this journey together trying to figure out where they came from. If you love a good mystery and two people trying to find themselves then this is the book for you. Travel into Jason's and Elyse's world. 


5 out of 5 

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New Blood: Vampire in the City

New Blood: Vampire in the City (Book One)

Synopsis of book from

Emma Hammond is a normal young woman living in New York City whose life changes forever when one misstep brings her very close to death. Luckily, Alex Thompson, a handsome stranger (who also happens to be a vampire), jumps in to save her, turning Emma into a vampire. She quickly discovers the numerous advantages (no more allergies, glasses, or acne) and slight drawbacks (wanting to eat her boyfriend) of joining the ranks of the creatures of the night. But Emma soon finds out her new undead life isn't all it's cracked up to be when she gets pulled in to an age-old dispute between two feuding vampire clans.

My Review

Right away I was hooked to this book, even though it is simply written and contains a plot that has been used by other authors in the past. Within my first sitting, I read the first nine chapters and really wished to continue, but my class schedule would not let me. Once returning home from classes, I was able to finish the book within two sittings. This two hundred page book will be a fast read for readers who enjoy vampire stories, and if you enjoyed New Blood you would be pleased to find out there is a second book to Emma’s story called Wild Blood. While the plot of the story is not unique, the characters within this book are very likable  At the end of New Blood you’ll want to read more just to know what will happen with Emma’s love life.  All in all, this book is a fantastic read for those who have a passion of books involving vampires. I would gladly suggest this author’s work to any of my fellow readers, as I look forward to reading book two. 

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It appears that New Blood is not for sale for nooks, although book two is listed for $0.99. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Venessa Kimball's Blog Tour Stop and Review

About the Book

Mature YA/ New Adult Paranormal, Fringe SciFi series * New Adult/Mature YA due to fringe science theories and concepts* Jesca Gershon-Sera has an average life on the surface. She is a sophmore in college, has a loving family, and holds a part time job at a local bookstore with her best friend. Her life is pretty normal. Except, under the surface she feels like she is losing her mind. Reoccurring nightmares have plagued Jesca for most of her childhood. She thought nothing of them, until they began intensifying and finding their way into her waking hours. Voices, vivid images and supernatural abilities in her nightmares are beginning to seep into her reality. Ezra Kahn is one of her college professors. Lately, Ezra happens to be everywhere she is; like he is watching her. Along with the slight fear that her professor is stalking her, Jesca fears that she won't be able to handle much more of the insanity that is blurring her reality. On a chance encounter, Jesca confides in Ezra about the crazy happenings. Jesca thought that he would think her to be insane or a freak. But, to Jesca's surprise, Ezra Kahn reveals that she is not a lunatic and that all of the insanity is very real. Instantly, Jesca's reality is set askew. Ezra reveals that he has been sent to help her. He tells her she is experiencing these events in her life because of her inherited purpose to protect humanity from inconceivable catastrophe. Jesca's roller coaster begins here! Boasting piercing suspense, pre-apocalyptic adventure, consuming romance, and "reality-based" spirituality and science fiction, Piercing the Fold: Book 1 will pull the reader in for the ride and won't let go!


My Review

Right at the beginning of this book caught my attention.  I at first read the very beginning of this book really fast because I was so anxious at what was going to happened. Jesca has a lot going on, shes coming into new abilities and trying to find her self in a new city and as her job as a guardian. In some ways she has a normal life she had a job had a family then one thing happens and it turns upside down. You have to pay very close attention to this book or you will get lost, sometimes it was had to follow but saying that I really loved this book and can't not wait for the second one. There is also somewhat of a love plot in this book towards the end I can't wait to see if the author explores that. 


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