Monday, March 17, 2014

Kindle Fire Giveaway!!

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True Fate Shayna Varadeaux | Book Reviews

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Book Title Author Name Book Cover
True Fate Cover

Series: True Fate #1
Published: January 6th 2014 by Shayna Varadeaux Books
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary, Young AdultFantasy
Format Acquired: ARR/ePub from Author


Epifania De La Garza or Nia as she prefered to be called, knows she isn't normal. Strange things always happened to her and decided to keep it a secret. A secret which she shares only to her best friend Rhea.

On the night of her eighteenth birthday, she unconsciously spoke of a prophecy, luckily though freaked out by it, Rhea witnessed it all. They promised each other to go see her Great Aunt Amarie, but Nia isn't sure if her crazy Aunt could help them uncover all the mystery in Nia's life.

But even before they could get to her Aunt Amarie, Nia already got her fair share of unexpected occurences. She finds herself explicitly drawn to a handsome stranger named Aaron. She dreamed about people who seem to know everything about who she truly is, but wont tell her otherwise.

Now she find herself in the middle of danger, when dreams and reality collide. She brace herself to uncover her True Fate.

My Impression

I never felt so frustrated in my life, while reading a book. And I don't exactly know whether its a good thing or a bad thing. The story started out with Nia and Rhea (who is actually hurt/wounded) somewhere in the woods, hiding from someone. With Nia talking telepathically with Rhea in the fear of being discovered. That did caught my attention and wondered what kind of powers and magical creature, could she possibly be. Then they escaped through a vehicle, sending out thoughts to "others" that they were okay and they need help. Then this Eric guy, suddenly appeared and drive their vehicle and wont answer any of Nia's questions. Once they arrive to their destination, what Nia found in the safe house shocked her enough to loose consciousness. That did a great job on making me held on and read more. 

Second part of the story briefly explained how Nia and Rhea became friends and how they came to share Nia's secret. Ended up with the prophecy Nia spoke off while sleeping which was witnessed once again by Rhea. Once again, caught my so curious mind and made me go on reading.

World building was really awesome, it was very unique. I liked the idea of dream walking, meeting and training in your dream. Which I find really cool. Imagine, cramming for your exam tomorrow inside your dream, you'll still be well rested and ready! I was only confused about the "world" the other characters were talking about, about how they exist inside Nia's mind. I had trouble figuring that out, much less imagine it.

I found Nia too perfect. Beautiful, rich, good daughter, good friend, good sister, have magical powers, fast learner and the only flaws I saw in her was that, she doesn't know what she really is. I didn't like her much. Though, I did like the other characters especially Savannah. I didn't have troubles visualizing all the characters in this book, the author gave them distinctive personality.

There were nothing she hated more than love triangle. 'God I hope that's not what this is...  Note to self, fate is a shady character.' she said smirking.

 I did thought so too. With all the fate thing, I wasn't quite sure where to place Eric. And when the author made it clear as to whom Eric should belong... I was left wondering, "is that it?" just like that... and was only a physical attraction? I was sure Nia was so affected by Eric. Which really confused me a lot. 

I liked the plot, kept me wondering what would unfold next, how Nia could grow as a character, how Aaron could be more like a 'Guardian' and not just the 'fated one', I wanted to know about what they really are. The thing is, almost 80% of the story was just about being fated with someone, and having a tattoo marks in the body. I was trying so hard to understand the importance of it in the whole story. What does it got to do with Nia's true identity? 

I did say I don't like Nia, right? But in fairness to her, I can relate soooo much about how she feels in the story and the frustration that I was talking about earlier is actually all about how the author didn't EVEN GIVE a hint of what Nia is!!! I was 90% of finishing the book and still no clues as to what Nia's place in the prophecy. She's the chosen one... FOR WHAT? and then...

Aunt Amarie waited patiently as Nia dried her tears and took a deep breath. She knew what she was now and she still couldn't believe it.

OH MY GOSH! Good for you Nia! You already know what you are and still, all the readers don't! I don't know how to react really! As I said... FRUSTRATIONS!!! Good or bad you decide.

Rating:  4 Stars 
Plot: Medium paced.
Page Turner: Yes.
Continued?: Yes.
Recommended: Yes.
Book Boyfriend: I did like Aaron, the gentleman that he is.   

About the Author
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Author's Name
Shayna Varadeaux
Shayna Varadeaux born in Texas, USA. Married with three teenagers. An avid reader and book reviewer. She's multi-talented, from playing bass, a back-up singer to a tattoo artist and now an author. Surely is living her dream and loving it!
"I am currently writing True Chaos, Book 2 in the True Fate series! it is a hectic process being a writer, editor and formatter but luckily I have my best friend who is also my supportive husband to cheer me on. I'm definitely enjoying the painful journey of becoming a self-published Author."

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Just a Touch Brittany Delys Book Review

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Just a Touch
by Brittany Delys
Pages: 254
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication: August 2013
Source: Author

From Goodreads Synopsis:
"To the one that receives this letter. Protect it with all you have. In the hands of the Reformers it would mean even greater trouble for us. The Triad must be found and the Chosen brought together. The fate of our people rest on this."
All Arianna Shae wants is to get out of Bakers Ridge and away from everyone who knows everything about her. Beginning her senior year, she sees her moment of escape getting closer and her spirits begin to rise, that is until he arrives and her life takes an unexpected turn.

As a Guardian, Chase Melina has always known what he was meant to do: protect the Chosen. Sent out on his first assignment, he's struck with the feeling that all is not what it seems. As strange things begin to happen, he becomes even more determined to keep his protegee safe, especially after seeing what she can do.

When their worlds collide Chase and Arianna must fight for their lives. Through torture, escape, new relationships, legends, and even death they are determined to find out the answers to the questions revolving around their destiny and ultimately fulfill a prophecy that could save them all.

My Impression
Arianna woke up in the middle of the woods with no recollection of how she got there. Okay, that got me all intrigued. Then this good old school scene where the lead girl got bullied... yeah, that's kinda my favorite scenes even on my mangas. Then came the lead guy, eyes only for the lead girl. Common scenes, but yeah, definitely my fave. I like dreamy scenes. 

This book really got hold of me. I found the plot thrilling, and I was always looking forward and wanting to crack something out. The world building is good, I find it simple, and you know how simplicity could sometimes blow your mind. 

I can't relate much to Arianna. I mean, she's an okay lead character, not too dull, not too extreme but there's a bit of perfection in her. Chase on the other hand is the typical teenage boy with a mission to fulfill. I find him easy to relate with. With all that's going on with his life, struggling to escape from his father's fame and tries so hard to prove himself capable. He fell in love with the girl he needs to protect.

But then I got really bored on the chasing scene, where Arianna, Jade and Chase were on the run. It's dragging on that part, I seriously wish they would outran their pursuers already cause it's getting really tiresome. And I don't really like the part on the academy, it felt like there's something missing... I can't really put it into words, it's like it's too easy? too fast? 

All in all, I did like the story and the ending made me want to read the second installment. I'd like to see how the new character Ethan, will come between Arianna and Chase. It's really something to look forward to.

Rating:  4 Stars 
Plot: Medium Paced.
Page Turner: A little.
Continued?: Yes.
Recommended: Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Chase is definitely a good catch and also looking forward for Ethan too.  

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: Zoku's Hope by Chelsea O'neal


Zoku's Hope is a new adult fantasy romance from Chelsea O'neal debut series Angel Crest.

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Isn't it amazing? 

 It was designed by Mallory Rock

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After jaiden found Daniah in Juniper, they returned to Garnet City. Daniah is destined to become Queen of Zoku, a race of angel Half-breeds who protect the humans from a soul-stealing evil. Now, Daniah is learning of her abilities and responsibilities as queen. Just as things seem to be going smoothly , a group of Zoku show up to help, led by an angel, Shelly.

Mallory has been on her own for most of her life, trying to protect and save those around her. She is Toyek, and she's been hiding in plain sight while fighting for her life. She is intent on finding her friends' daughter, whatever it takes, when an innocent trip to the supermarket takes an interesting turn.

Orion has been hired to find a female and, as a Tracker, finding people is his specialty. He finds much more that he was looking for when he runs into the beautiful Mallory. While pursuing both his target and the resistant Mallory, he finds himself fighting to defend Princess Daniah and the Zoku.

Can Orion and Mallory work together to help Daniah be the hope the Zoku so desperately need? OR will a few surprises and a tragedy be all it takes to break the united front of the Zoku fighting against the evil Meikal?


I smile slightly and huff out a breath, “Trev, how could you?” I ask, then figure I might as well go ahead and say it. “I have tried to avoid you as much as possible since we got back; makes it kind of hard to talk.” I watch his eyes go wide.

 He opens his mouth to say something then closes it and looks at me with an odd look on his face. “Why would you avoid me?” 

 I sigh and close my eyes for a moment, then look at him and decide to go for broke and get it out there. “When we were in Tabul, after  you kissed me, I freaked. I thought I wasn’t able to protect you while being so close to you. But I thought it over and decided that maybe we could try being together. I was going to tell you that I wanted to be with you and not just as a protector, but you told me it was a mistake, and that it wouldn’t happen again.” I shrug, then finish, “I figured you regretted the kiss and didn’t really like me. Since we have gotten back, I’ve thought about you a lot, and I guess it is easier to avoid you than to see what I can’t have all the time.” I hold my breath for a moment, then force myself to take calming breaths and will away the heat in my cheeks.

I watch as Trevor blinks a couple of times, then blinks again before he smiles widely at me. I feel tears prickle, wondering why he has to be cruel about my feelings, but before I can do much more than feel embarrassed and hold my tears back, he takes hold of my chin with his thumb and fingers and makes me look at him.

“Can you see me OK?” he asks, and I have a lump the size of Grazier in my throat, so I just nod. “I have been in love with you for years. I wanted you when we kissed, and I have wanted you every moment of every day since I had that small taste.”

I search his face for the truth in his words and feel my stomach explode with butterflies. I feel lighter than I have in months. I feel hope and happiness rise up in me. Trevor just said that he loves me!

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About the Author

Chelsea O’Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue, and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening. When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals that talk back and taking long walks with her Prince Charming.

Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words, but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, though she is quite sure he is out there. Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Zoku’s Hope is her Second novel, and she is working on her next book now.