Monday, January 23, 2012

Goddess in Pyjamas by Lucy Daniel Raby

Goddess in Pyjamas
by: Lucy Daniel Raby

Publication date: May 12, 2011
Publisher: Paul Hurst
Source: Ebook provided by author

When 12 year old Venus Matthews is abducted in the middle of the night to a faraway planet to find she is the living re-incarnation of their male god Sunev, she just wants to go home. Her parents will be worried sick and she’s got a maths test tomorrow. But destiny compels her to stay and save this world…...and she's only got till tomorrow morning earth time to do it!
I was asked by the author to review this novel and to be honest I was rather skeptical about it. I mean really, a goddess? in pajamas? Haha. Anyways, I believe that the author has a very interesting, very concrete story to tell and I throughly enjoyed the story line of this novel. The plot of the novel is wonderful and the pictures it put in my head were nothing short of exquisite.

However, it was very hard for me to continue reading and over look so many grammar errors as well as spelling errors. At some points while reading this book I thought to myself "Was this book edited at all? And if it was, who was the editor because I will NEVER let them edit for me when I finish my novel!" I am far from a professional but I believe I could have done a better job editing this piece of work!

If not for the frequent grammar and spelling errors I would have easily given this book FOUR GLASSES, but since the editor didn't so such a hot job I have to say...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The House on the Shore by: Victoria Howard

The House on the Shore
by:Victoria Howard

Publication Date: Feb. 18,2009
Source: Ebook provided by Author


This visually magical tale takes the reader on a journey from the remote shores of Loch Hourn in the Scottish Highlands to the singular beauty of Cape Cod. When Anna MacDonald leaves Edinburgh to find peace in the Scottish Highlands, she gets a twofold surprise: a lost sailor teaches her to love again...while a mysterious stranger has plans to kill her. Passed over for promotion by her boss-and boyfriend, Anna walks off the job in anger. But being reactionary has its price. Now she can no longer afford the rent on her Edinburgh apartment. So she retreats to the only place she has ever felt happy - her grandmother's croft on the edge of a Highland loch. With no phone or neighbours, and only two border collies for company, Anna sets out to finally achieve her lifelong dream; to write-and sell-the novel that has burned within her for years. Luke Tallantyre, a renowned Cape Cod artist, has sailed across the Atlantic to escape an artistic dry spell, and come to terms with his dangerous past. When his yacht develops a problem he drops anchor in Loch Hourn. He rows ashore, and knocking on the door of the croft, asks to use the telephone, but the reception he receives is less than welcoming - in fact it's downright frosty. Anna resents the cranky American's intrusion to her seemingly idyllic life. Luke thinks she's an ill-mannered hermit. But an unseen assassin is after one of them. So they unwillingly join forces and embark on an adventure neither ever imagined, including a chance at true love.


Ms. Howard is a truly magnificent author who writes her novels with passion and love. Howard does an amazing job telling us about the characters in her novels as well as the place in which they are set. She makes it seem as though you have stepped into the pages and are part of the story yourself rather than reading about others. Howard keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end and makes you want to keep reading. Howard makes you feel as though you know her characters personally. She makes every scene so vivid you feel like you are standing there with the characters. This was an excellent quick read from a brilliant author.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Kiss Me Deadly by: Michele Hauf

Kiss Me Deadly
By: Michele Hauf

Publication Date: Sept 1, 2007
Source: Kindle book from Amazon

Death cocktail is what the vampires call a witch's blood. It's poisonous a drop will destroy a vampire within minutes. Nikolaus Drake is the rare vampire who has survived his first taste. Now he's on the hunt for the witch who almost brought him to his demise -- Ravin Crosse. A witch who spends her nights hunting vampire tribes, Ravin has three obligations to fulfill to set her soul free. One of those obligations crafting a love spell twists her world upside down when Nikolaus draws the spell from her veins. Natural enemies rarely make the best bedfellows but is it possible their intentions are really, truly the same? Can Nikolaus's tribal loyalty survive if he surrenders to desires far darker than his own?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Childe by: C.A. Kunz Blog Tour

The Childe

by: C.A. Kunz
Publication Date: Feb 18, 2011
Source: Review copy from Author

Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager. Sure, she's taller than most girls, has a mane of fiery red hair that's impossible to tame, is left-handed, and her eyes are two different colors, but that's where the differences end . . . unless you include the minor detail of her slow transformation into a Childe.

High school can definitely be challenging, and for Cat it's no different. This is especially true when she's faced with the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times. To make matters worse, her family is oddly dead set against Ryan, the boy she grows to like. But everyone has their secrets: is Ryan really what he seems to be, and what is Cat's family not telling her?

The Childe is the first book in this coming-of-age fantasy series which follows Cat's life through the twists and turns toward finding out whom and what she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with mystery, biting humor, and the paranormal.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Misfits and Heroes By: Kathleen Rollins + GIVEAWAY

Misfits and Heroes
West From Africa
by: Kathleen Flanagan Rollins

Publication Year: 2010

Source: Paperback provided by Author

A thief offers a woman a chance at a new life by cutting her bonds, beginning a journey that will take both of them downriver and out to the coast of West Africa. The time is 12,000 BC, and war is breaking out between the villages on the coast. Frantic to escape, the two travelers join others fleeing the chaos of battle. They think they'll be safe if they head down the coast by boat, but the sea sweeps them out into a new, very different world and a destiny they couldn't have imagined.

They didn't set out to be heroes, and they certainly didn't make all the right choices, but they accepted the challenge thrown down in front of them; and then the open sea and whatever lay beyond it.

Misfits and Heroes: West From Africa takes you on a journey that begins in defeat and ends in the discovery of a new world, in 12,000 BC

Join Naaba and Asha as they work their way from the villages that condemned them to the adventure of a lifetime.

I really didn't know what to think about this book when the author asked me to review it. Honestly I have always tried NOT to turn down an author. I don't usually check book genres and all that before accepting because I believe that all authors deserve the chance and WE all need promotion of all sorts.

When I received Misfits & Heroes: West From Africa in the mail, I thought..."Oh no, what have I gotten myself into? This book is really long and it's not among my choice genres." I have a bad habit of doing what EVERYONE says not to do, Judging a book by its cover. I know most of us do it even though we shouldn't!

I soon learned that the impression the cover of this book gave me was WAY OFF! When I started reading I simply didn't want to put it down. Kathleen Rollins has written an amazing historical novel with unbelievable plot twists and wonderful characters. This book was enthralling and it was easy to for the pages to just keep turning.

Giveaway Time!!
I am offering ONE copy of Misfits and Heroes to ONE lucky commenter! Please leave an email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win! You must be a GFC follower to win.

Winner will be chosen RANDOMLY from comments on this post. I will anounce the winner on Jan 31st!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gastien Part 2 by Caddy Rowland

Gastien Part 2
From Dream to Destiny
by:Caddy Rowland
Publication Date: December 31,2011
Source: eARC from Author

I am Gastien Beauchamp, artist and lover. Any Frenchman would tell you that a peasant could never own property in nineteenth century France. Yet here I am, in my very own studio. The personal cost was horrendous. I barely survived the choices I made, and my sanity was pushed to its limits. Still, I finally now have security, peace, and freedom. For the rest of my life I can spend time “making love to the color”, making love to beautiful women, and enjoying the wild nightlife of bohemian Montmartre. What more could a man need or want? Then, one night, I see her. One look at Sophie, and my heart wants to betray me! I try to tell myself that I know better. Who needs love, anyway? I am already married-to my art! No woman would ever understand and accept my lifestyle; nor am I about to give that lifestyle up! Not when I paid so dearly for it. Besides, I am too badly damaged to ever open up my heart…

Monday, January 2, 2012

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