Monday, March 17, 2014

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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.  

About the Author

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.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Ridley House by Willa Jemhart Book Review

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Ridley House
by Willa Jemhart
Paperback: 149 Pages
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Mystery Thriller,
Publication: February 27th, 2013
Source: Author

Goodreads Synopsis:
For as long as she can remember, nineteen-year-old Kay has been unable to stay in one place for long. With no recollection of who she is or where she came from, plagued by nightmares she doesn't remember upon waking, and the torturous feeling that her one true love was lost to her, she is searching for or fleeing from something.

When she accepts a summer job at the Ridley House Inn, it feels like a nice change of pace. The country setting and old-fashioned feel are comfortable, homey, and even familiar.

Shortly after her arrival, she finds a wall filled with Ridley family portraits, where one picture in particular grabs her attention - a late 1930s photograph of a young woman with a face identical to her own.

Between the warning of a scary old man telling her she should not have returned, and the magnetic pull towards a familiar and handsome young man, Kay is determined to find some answers. Is Ridley House the place she has been searching for, is it the place she has been running from, or is all of the familiarity simply contrived by her desperation to finally belong somewhere?

My Impression
Ridley House is a story about a girl named Kay, who mysteriously have no recollection of her past and had an 'On the Run' habit and never stayed in one place. Until she got accepted on a summer job at Ridley House. The place instantly feels like home to her and after seeing a painting of a girl who looks exactly like her, she knew, that even if the scary old gardener told her that she should have not returned, she needs to know the answers that the Ridley House have for her.

First few chapters got me hooked. Mystery behind Kay's past got my attention and was very eager to know what happened and what links to her to the Ridley House. The author did a very good job creating a very enigmatic plot which would make the readers cling on to the book.

I relate much to Kay's attitude, since I am so much like her in a way. She is held back, patient and she controls her emotion well. Other supporting characters were okay too, they are well-developed and the author gave a very great job giving them distinctive personalities.

There were parts where I did predict how the story will unfold, but aside from that I find this book a good read. Though there aren't any heart pumping actions here, the story is a good slow paced one, created in proficiency.  

Rating:  3 Stars 
Plot: Slow Paced.
Page Turner: A bit.
Continued?: No
Recommended: Yes.
Book Boyfriend: No.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sin by Sharron Riddle Book Review

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by Sharron Riddle
ISBN: 1620074354 (ISBN13: 9781620074350)
Paperback: 274 Pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Publication: January 13th, 2014 by Curiosity Quills Press
Source: Net Galley

To escape from her father's plan of putting Sin in a nut house, her mom sent her to Sin's great aunts in St. Charles, IL. There she realizes that she came from an ancient druid priestesses linage and was sent into a mission of finding the stolen hellhounds and to stop the undead (zombies) from rising back to life. Sin must learn to deal with all the Feys, monsters and other mythical creatures, together with her new friend Fae and two gorgeous hunks, Van, a Fey Prince and Llaw, the half-human and half-fey who are both trying to compete for her affection.

My Impression
I am already a Fan... Yes! Totally a fan of Sin Blackmore. I love her character so much I wanna kiss her and ask for her autograph! I love her strong personality, how she love and values herself as who she is, how she cares for other people, how she delivers her witty side. She totally ROCKS!
She narrowed her eyes. "Nobody likes a smart ass." "Wow, then you must not have many friends."
Grow Babies? Was she serious? I suddenly wanted to try the spell, just to see if it really worked. But then I'd be stuck with a kid. So not worth it.
I've read books that revolves around Fey creatures, but never had I read something like this. The world building is very dynamic. It's like you've stepped out into a new world.

At first I thought the book was about zombie slayers,
She rummaged through the clothes piled at the foot of my bed, and held up an "I'm a Juicy Girl" shirt. "No," I said firmly. "I'm not advertising to the zombies."
 But zombies though they appear mostly here, are all but extras. There so many creatures here, that it felt like the urban fantasy, fantasy and paranormal creatures collided in this book (Sorry, but no vamps here, though). It was so action packed. Not to mention those two hunks that contends for Sin's affection.
This really was my personal hell. The light god and the dark. Both of them seemed hell bent on testing me to the very limits of my self-control. And all they'd done is smile at me.
OMG! Who to choose!? At first I thought I'll go for Team Llaw because I'm all for those bad ass guys that spells trouble on their forehead. But Van did redeem himself almost every time in this book too.
"I do not know this word..idiot."[Van] "Try looking in a mirror."[Sin] "why?"[Van]
But then, with all the glamour Sin, really fight hard not to fall just because those two are heaven sent hunks, she stood her ground and wanted real love.
And I was nobody's plaything.
I love each main characters here, they are very well thought of. They compliment each others character and bring more life to the lead. I love how Sin bonded with Fae. I liked their tandem and did a tear-jerky in one chapter too.

Though the solution to the problem was "THAT SIMPLE?", I really liked how it turned out in the ending. 

Rating:  5 Stars 
Plot: Action packed.
Page Turner: Yes
Continued?: No
Recommended: Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Definitely!

About the Author

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Quotes [02]


Nothing means you've got amnesia... I guess.  ✖‿✖ I'd rather have bittersweet ones, than not know who I am. Lolx. 

Of course we do... 

I love Dr. Suess, though I really find his characters images disturbing. (≧◡≦)

Every life experience good or bad is a lesson. Be happy cause you get to be wiser everyday.

I couldn't agree more.

I am too Four, I am too... 


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Juniper's Princess Chelsea O'Neal Book Review

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Juniper's Princess
by Chelsea O'Neal
ISBN: 1909220493 (ISBN13: 9781909220492)
Paperback: 246 Pages
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance, Mystery
Publication: August 24th, 2013
Source: Author

Daniah has a plain simple and happy life. Aside from being an adopted child, she knows that she is different. She mostly dream about people she never met before asking for help and sometimes she dreams about a not so distant future. And meeting Jaiden, triggers her mysterious dreams to increase and her life to drastically change. 

Caught up between the truth about half human, half angel race, Daniah need to trust Jaiden, who actually lied to her. She now needs to face a war that's been raging on between the half-breed angles, fighting an evil who feeds from the human soul. And Jaiden must convince Daniah that she is more than different. She is their savior, their princess and that she needs to help them before they all die.
My Impression
This book had me feel like I'm watching a TV series. The book is in a multiple POV format, and it's one of the things would make you hold on and want to know more about the story.

Although I'm a bit confused about where the setting of the story is, I just took it as... in another world where half angels and humans co-exist together, without the human knowledge about the half-angels, of course. And aside from the most confusing part where Zach explained everything about all kinds of half-breeds angels in one go. The story is very entertaining. 

I like Daniah being a family centered person. Even if she is adopted in a human family. I like how her family shows closeness and love. But I liked Cordelia more... Maybe because she has a very strong personality, and I'm a sucker for women who kick butts and all. And I don't like girls who falls overly in love with someone just because they're like heaven sent hunks.

The story was very well thought of and I love the way the author intertwine each character's story. How they all hold a certain pieces of the story.  I think this multiple POV format did made this book full of suspense and not to mention... sizzling sex. (You've been warned young fellows below 18... not for you!)

Rating:  3 Stars 
Plot: Good pace from scene to scene
Page Turner: On Cordelia's scene
Continued?: Yes.
Recommended: Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Not for me.

About the Author