Sep 25, 2015

Book Review: Influential Magic by Deanna Chase

Title: Influential Magic
Author: Deanna Chase
Series: Crescent City Fae #1
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
Published by: Bayou Moon Press LLC.
Published Date: March 3rd, 2013
Pages: 320
It’s tough being a faery in New Orleans, a city fraught with vampires… especially when their very existence drains your life-force.

Willow Rhoswen, owner of The Fated Cupcake and part-time vampire hunter for the Void is having a rough week. Four years after her twin brother’s mysterious death, Willow’s life is threatened and the director saddles her with a new partner—her ex-boyfriend, David. To her horror, he’s turned vamp, which causes her physical pain whenever she touches him… and any other specimen of the undead.

In order to save Willow’s life, David agrees to turn double agent against the most powerful vampire organization in New Orleans. Or so he says. And she’s convinced they know something about her brother’s death. Unsure where David’s loyalties lie, she turns to Talisen, her childhood crush, to help her solve the mystery.

Caught between two gorgeous men and a director who’ll stop at nothing to control Willow’s gifts, she’ll have to follow her instincts and learn who to trust. Otherwise, she risks losing more than just her life.
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Influential Magic, is about a lovely fae named Willow. She owns her very own cupcake shop, she is also known for making the famous "orange influence". It is a highly illegal and must only be used for justice. Willow is also a part time vampire hunter and she has a special ability only the Void really knows about and that is sensing Vampires.

She comes home from a nice break back in her home town and as soon as she gets back David her ex boyfriend is forced back into her life and not only is that a big deal, he is also a vampire which makes it worst. She still has feelings for him and hasn't seem to gotten over him yet. Vampires and Fae do not mix, vampires are death and faes are life. David comes back to warn her that she is in grave danger, but that isn't the only thing she ends up having to be his partner and her best friend who she is also interested in doesn't like it one bit.

I enjoyed the book very much. It was a different twist on most fantasy books. It started out a little confusing for me though as to what was going on. At first I didn't know that the faes and other paranormal entities were living among humans, but not much later I understood what was going on. The only thing I hated about the book was everything that was going on with Willow. I thought her and David would get back together because he still loves her but nope. Her whole life she has been lied to and basically used by the vampires. That is one thing I hated most. it made me so angry through the book at how many times she has been lied to. They kept telling her it was to protect her but it was hurting her.

She still has feelings for David so I thought that maybe he might get lucky and them get together again. But there was just so much going on and Tal finally told her how he really felt and she felt the same way with him. David only appeared in her shop that fated one year ago because he was sorta ordered how can he say he loves her after all she went through with telling him about her brother and all the lies she found out about him. I would be angry with him too...

Another than all that it is a great book and I can't wait to read the second one to see where Tal and Willow will head and who the new big bad threat is.

Sep 17, 2015

#T4T Blitz: Atman City Series by Michelle E. Reed

Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy, and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!
This week, #T4T presents to you:
The Atman City series by Michelle E. Reed!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
In Life, A.D. you have two choices: join the program or face the consequences.
Seventeen-year-old Dez Donnelly crashes headlong into fate on the side of a rural highway, her life ending in a violent collision of steel and screaming brakes. The train that delivers her newly departed soul to the crossroads of the afterlife won’t be carrying her to the sweet hereafter until she accepts her abrupt end and learns to let go of the life she’ll never finish.
Her new reality is conduct manuals, propaganda, and unrelenting staff, all part of a system to ease her transition from life to death, while helping her earn her way out of limbo. Atman City, beautiful and enticing, is an ever-present temptation that is strictly off limits to underage souls. The promise of adventure proves too strong, and beneath the city’s sheen of ethereal majesty, Dez discovers a world teeming with danger.
Welcome to Life, A.D. where being dead doesn’t mean you’re safe, and the only thing harder than getting out of limbo is getting through it.
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I loved this book. it takes on the aspect of death and afterlife, transforming it into a character driven story.” – Troy, Goodreads Reviewer
There was a theme threaded throughout the tale: Most people are busy living life preparing for the future instead of living in the moment. Gosh, I love that.”S.A. Larsen, Author
“I think Life A.D. holds high potential for a fantastic series. It was GREAT and I really do think that people would really get into it if it became a series.” – Olivia, Book Comet
Dez is finally hitting her afterlife stride. She hasn’t missed a meeting or session in 42 days, and she’s put the adventures and danger of her first days at Atman behind her. Life after death is becoming tolerable, yet nothing is quite what she’d hoped. Confusion over her feelings for Charlie, residual resentment over losing Hannah, and a continuous stream of unwanted assignments leave Dez restless and argumentative. In a missed encounter with Crosby, her prying gaze lands upon a single entry in the datebook on his unoccupied desk. These few, hastily scribbled words reveal an enormous secret he’s keeping from her. Possessed by a painful sense of betrayal, she once again sneaks off to Atman City, determined to find answers to an unresolved piece of her life. It begins as all their adventures do, but as light falls into darkness, a stop in an unfamiliar neighborhood sets forth a chaotic series of events. Dez will have to fight for her very existence, and will face painful, irreparable loss in an afterlife teeming with demons wielding ancient powers.
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“This was a wonderful continuation to the Atman City series!”Bri, Books and Ashes
“I couldn't put it down!!
Now I desperately await the next installment. I'm nowhere near the writer Michelle Reed is, so I won't bother trying. I'll simply say this book is a must read, following the first installment, "Life A.D."”Amy, Goodreads Reviewer
“M.I.A. had an interesting ending and I imagine there will be a third book in the series based on it. I look forward to reading it.” – Dawn, Bound 4 Escape
Michelle ReedMichelle E. Reed was born in a small Midwestern town, to which she has returned to raise her own family. Her imagination and love of literature were fueled by a childhood of late nights, hidden under the covers and reading by flashlight. She is a passionate adoption advocate who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, son, and their yellow lab, Sully.
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Jul 30, 2015

Book Review: Angels of Moirai by Nicole Salmond

Title: Angels of Moirai
Author: Nicole Salmond
Series: Angels of Moirai #1
Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy
Published by: Smashwords Edition
Published Date: April 26th, 2015
Pages: 370
Since man first walked the earth, the Angels of Moirai have watched over them. Born human, they are taught never to feel, never to become attached, and never to become emotionally compromised.

Eighteen-year-old, Lila Kingston, is haunted by dreams of a mysterious angel. Suddenly, the dramas of her broken family and the snobby, rich kids at her school, fail in comparison to the challenges she must face.

Hailing from the Angels of Moirai, James Taylor has been entrusted with the fate of lives from around the world for over a thousand years. His soul purpose is to ensure every mortal follows their designed path, but when Lila puts that very purpose at risk, he must make a choice, a choice that ultimately leads to devastating consequences of a love never meant to exist.

The choice was never easy, those kind of choices never are…
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"Angels of Moirai" was about a girl named Lila Kingston. Her and her sister are from a rich family and just like the school she goes to are made up of rich kids, except for her friend Jackie. She has a ton of family drama back at home, she never really sees her parents. But, during lunch Lila accidentally fell asleep so to speak. When she looked up she was still at the school but it was like time had stopped. She was approached by an angel named James, but she didn't know that at the time. James is an Angel of Moirai, his job is to make sure people stay on their fated path. But Lila wants to be different she is swaying from her designed path. James appears at her school and starts to attend there and she is going crazy. Lila and James fall in love, which is a big no no, James is not allowed to have any feelings or be in love. Well the demons noticed just that and to get to him, they get to Lila first. Towards the end everything goes to hell, Lila almost died in the hands of a possessed Dean. James saves her but tells her something he wasn't suppose to tell her and her fate has been altered when it wasn't suppose to. 

The characters were great, I really felt bad for Lila though, I wish no kid to go threw with never seeing their parents. Their parents are suppose to play a big role in their lives and help guide them. In the end when her parents seemed to have turned around. Her mom texted her something sweet and apologized and said that they will see her soon. The only thing that I didn't like about the book was how it ended. It made me cry for both Lila and James, I hope in the next book they are able to be together again. 

Everything about the book was great. I truly enjoyed reading this book. I can say that I cannot wait until the second book comes out.

Jul 25, 2015

Book Review: Of Heroes and Villains by Julius St. Clair

Title: Of Heroes and Villains
Author: Julius St. Clair
Series: Sage Saga #4
Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy
Published by: L&W Books
Published Date: May 13th, 2014
Pages: 251
The Age of Peace has arrived. For the first time in history, the Kingdoms are united, and Sages are being born.

But there is a new horror on the horizon.

An evil remnant from an ancient time threatens the stability, and those that survived the ordeal with Thorn now find themselves facing an enemy that is beyond their abilities.

Meanwhile, Bastion, a young Sage haunted by his childhood, finds a destructive power growing inside of him that desperately seeks a release. With the new problems facing Allay, he’s unsure if his teachers will be able to help him control it. And soon, he finds himself wondering if the darkness inside of him should be purged, or embraced..

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"Of Heroes and Villains" is the next book in the Sage Saga series. Catherine has ruled peacefully, her kingdom started to grow. She talked to people and accepted their terms and problems. Prattlian and Langoran are now apart of Allay. This peace has lasted a long 5 years. The even have something called Orders. There are three orders, one for each kingdom, they are something like churches.

Everyone has thought that the Quietus were all wiped out, until some kids came to report that they think that find some. James, now Master Sage, took on the assignment to go look for them and bring them back to offer peace and give them a home. Catherine asked Arimus to go with him and he does. Meanwhile, a new comer Bastion is all mighty and powerful. He doesn't know how to control his powers like everyone else. He makes a couple of friends and an enemy before the day the new Sage Academy opens up. Bastion makes a great addition to what is to come about Allay, and he has the power to save the world. 

As James and Arimus arrive at the old kingdom of Prattle, the Quietus are quite aggressive. They said something about the Sages telling them that they need to join them for what is to come. James wants to know what their talking about so he asked a bunch of questions but still no useful information. They bring back the Quietus and they proved food and a little shelter. Until the leader of the Quietus brings about some interesting information. Knowing this information, Catherine takes it to Zain, the king of Langor and Tyuin, the king of Prattle and has James promote some of the students to Master Sages and tells him to go back to Prattle to find out who they are. When him and the seven students arrive things don't goes as they planned. Lakrymos, one of the sages of old and Orchid appear before James and his students. Kills most of his students and leaves 2 alive making him chose. It was a sick game. Lakrymos wants to take over Allay and turn them into a kingdom full of warriors so they can stopped the oncoming threat.

Towards the end Catherine gives the people a decision and they wanted Lakrymos to lead them because he was known for his valet efforts. Catherine steps down and they all plan to leave, but Lakrymos comes a little to early. He takes on their offer "if they can at least harm them then they are free to leave with whoever wants to come". They win but Bastion, who wanted to go has to stay. James does the unthinkable and goes back with Bastion's friends Kent and Daisy, to persuade him to their side and make sure he doesn't do anything he regrets.

 This book kinda made me mad. The order is made up of a bunch of greedy a-holes, who just want someone bigger and badder than Catherine for king. Especially the order master's son he was a big butt too. Like in the other books this did have a bunch or grammar errors and what not but still another book to the series.

Jul 20, 2015

Book Review: Hail to the Queen by Julius St. Clair

Title: Hail to the Queen
Author: Julius St. Clair
Series: Sage Saga #3
Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy
Published by: L&W Books
Published Date: November 17th, 2013
Pages: 264
The Sages have been scattered and the mission has been thrown to the wayside. Alone in a foreign land, James and Princess Catherine must fight for their survival against hostile and terrifying forces that rival the power of gods. And it is only a matter of time before the other four Kingdoms realize that they are next for extermination.

The King of Zen-echelon has arrived, and with him is a plot to bring a dark age so unimaginable, even the Sages' enemies begin to seek their assistance. Powerful beyond belief, it appears that no one can topple the King on their own, and it soon becomes apparent that it will take nothing less than a leader and a Queen, to unite them all against their common foe...

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Only so many things could go wrong in a book, this one a lot of things go wrong. "Hail to the Queen" picks up right after the ending to "The Dark Kingdom". James and Catherine are still stuck in the manifestation and James is barely holding on. But he is trying to hard for Catherine. All the other Sages are all scattered about and worried about them. Ariums sends Scarlet and Kyran to go to Zen-echelon to get the last stone. Jester appears before the Quietus and wants to meet with Catherine. James finally meets his mother but it isn't even for long because now he has to sent out to find where Jester took Catherine. 

Thorn, who is the "king" of Zen-echelon is a smart-ass and very egotistic. He doesn't think anyone can kick his butt. But Scarlet tries anyway and she loses hardcore. Apparently Thorn made the ether that is in the sky and he is capturing souls so he can go up against the Maker himself. So he wants to lay waste to all the kingdoms in order for him to get his wish. Kryan gets to see Chloe and Scarlet gets to see her brother one last time before the decided what they really want to do. Kryan decides to "side" with Thorn and Scarlet is scared crap-less of him.
In order for everyone to beat Thorn, everyone has to come together and work together. It was hard in the beginning, the Sages save Prattlian and started to head toward Langoran to get them on their side as well. It was a difficult task for the Langoran to side with them but then Thorn attacked and they changed their mind. With no home for the Langoran or the Prattlain they all head to Allay and regroup there,..

James and Arimus are out and about and find something quite interesting that might help them win against Thorn.  While in the Sage Academy looking for this sort of information they run into Alexander and Dominic. Kicking butt and taking names James and Arimus defeat them without breaking a sweat. Thorn isn't powerful he just knows how to use the stone in a different matter than anyone else. James and Arimus figure it out and learn how to do it on their own.  With this new found information James becomes super OP (over-powered). He learns new tidbits and tricks tat could help him in the long run. 

With Thorn and the ether gone, peace is once restored to the kingdoms. Allay, Prattlian, and Langoran are now at peace with each other and alleys but will it stay that way? 

Jul 16, 2015

Book Review: The Dark Kingdom by Julius St. Clair

Title: The Dark Kingdom
Author: Julius St. Clair
Series: Sage Saga
Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy
Published by: L&W Books
Published Date: November 21st, 2013
Pages: 234
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Their Kingdom has just been devastated.

But the mission must go on.

A Princess and her seven Sages, haunted by the past, set out to stop a mysterious and sinister enemy. And to succeed, they need the five stones of legend. But none of the Kingdoms are willing to give up their only source of power without a fight...

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I read this book a while ago and didn't get to writing a review about it so now that I have time here is the review. 

"The Dark Kingdom", is the second book to the Sage Saga series. In "The Last of the Sages" you see James becoming a Sage and he is the happiest person on the planet. In this book it tells you about all the training him and Achan go through after becoming sages. 

James decides to take Catherine out into the village because she has never really been there before. So he wanted to give her a three day vacation into the village. Well they get all settled in and she falls asleep and everything goes down to hell. Alexander, the Prattlian, and Keel, the Langoran decide to attack the village. James, Catherine and the other sagas know that the Kingdom of Allay can not withstand other attack. The sagas go on the defense and save the village, while Catherine and Dominic head to the academy because Alexander and Keel were heading that way. They save the village and Catherine kicks ass and saves the academy but that only leads to them having to move there mission time up to the next day. So instead of waiting two more weeks to set out for their mission to retrieve the other stones they now have to leave the following day. 

They decided to go to Langoran first because it was closer. Everything is all hunky dory until the king decides that he wants to marry Catherine and then they could get the stone. Well Arimus wasn't going to have any of that so he sends Kryan on a dirty mission. Mean while James and Dominic are both trying to kill each other in the arena. Then everything goes to hell again, the enforcer comes on and the town riots because their king is dead...Run little piggy run. Anyway...then they head to Prattlian, and learn about Jester. But the king isn't going to let his stone go easily, he wants them to get the stone of Quietus first. They knew eventually they would have to head there but not so soon...People go hurt bad in Quietus and I cried because three out of the seven died....While James and Catherine are stuck in Quietus arena in a manifestation, Kryan is headed back to Prattlian to meet up with Scarlet and Arimus. 

In this book everything just goes to hell and I didn't like it one bit. Out of all the people to die there was one person I didn't want to die because he just got to telling Catherine everything about his past. I feel bad for James too because he was James's only best friend, everyone else in the group wants him dead. Other then everything going to hell and me crying I found tis book just like the first one a great read.  

Jun 4, 2015

Book Review: Witches (Runes Book #4) by Ednah Walters

Title: Witches
Author: Ednah Walters
Series: Runes Book #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy
Published by: Firetrail Publishing
Published Date: March 17th, 2015
Pages: 362
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The Norns think they’ve won,
but it’s hard to control a teenager,
let alone a powerful one…

Raine Cooper’s life should be perfect. She’s an Immortal Seeress, most likely to be elected Prom Queen, and envied by the girls at Kayville High for dating the dreamy quarterback, Torin St. James. Instead, she’s haunted by the smug facial expressions the Norns’ wore during their last meeting.

As a Norn-In-Training, Raine crossed the line long ago when she sided with the Valkyries and Mortal Witches. When the Norns return with demands of their own, Raine feels trapped. Torin tries to convince her that the Norns are manipulating her, but she refuses to listen. At least until the Norns’ demands focus on someone she loves. When Raine refuses to cooperate with them, their punishment is swift and gut-wrenching, turning her pain into fury.

Raine plots revenge on a massive scale and makes deals with unsavory allies. Her goal? Total destruction of the entire Norn race. Raine’s only hope of salvation is Torin, but how much will he sacrifice to save her?

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I have to admit Ednah Walters is probably one of my favorite YA fantasy book authors. The whole Rune series was amazing and I am really glad I found it. I, myself love anything that has to deal with mythology and the way Ednah wrote the Runes series really blew my mind. She did a great job with giving us a clear view or Norse mythology and everything about Valkyries and Grimnirs. It kind of reminds me a Twilight, which side are you on #TorinSirRoyalHighness or #EchosDrunkenLove hehe <3.

In this book Witches it picks up right after the Seeress and overlaps with Souls. In Souls we see everything is Cora's point up view which lead up all the way to the prom. Witches, we see Raine's point of view also all the way up to the prom. Raine is still learning how to become a powerful witch but the Norns both the good and bad just don't know how to leave her alone. But that doesn't stop her, she knows how to put the Norns in their place where they belong. But she has worries just like any other person who is in love. She is scared if she doesn't do what the Norns want she will lose Torin. Love conquers all right? She is slowly growing in power, learning how to control her visions and even use illusions so people she her as a different person. She isn't alone in her adventure, she has family and friends that will back her up all the way.

She doesn't want to turn out like the Norns, she wants to be her own person helping both Mortals and Immortals. Her first "case" as she calls it is Beau Hardshaw, the captain of the baseball team. He is, as you would call it a player. He changes girls like people change clothes. But he is smart, outgoing, cocky, and determined. She wants him to be able to get a scholarship for baseball, so she decides to take him under her care and help him gets to where he needs to be. Nothing is going to stop Raine from helping him not even Torin's sexy jealousy.

Raine is determine to do what she needs to do so she can help the people she loves and cares about. She plans on staying where she is at and she doesn't care who gets in her way, she will crush them all the same. The relationship between her and Torin grow and I find that cute and something that makes me cry. Their love for each other is infinite and it makes me happy to see a relationship like this grow in a book.

Apr 30, 2015

#T4T Blitz: Dead Jed and Dead Jed 2 by Scott Craven

Hello and welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!
This week, #T4T presents to you the Dead Jed series by Scott Craven:
Dead Jed: Adventures of A Middle School Zombie
Dead Jed 2: Dawn of the Jed!
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Dead Jed is Shaun of the Dead meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jed's not your typical junior high geek. He is, to use the politically-correct term, cardiovascularly-challenged. And while his parents have attempted to shield him from the implications of being 'different' for as long as they could (Jed was 8 and at a friend's sister's birthday party when he blew his lips off onto the cake in front of everyone, finally prompting the “Big Talk” from his parents and an emergency SuperGlue repair by his dad), 7th grade at Pine Hollow Middle School as a target of Robbie the supreme school bully and his pack of moronic toadies is rapidly becoming unbearable. From being stuffed in a filled trash can as “dead meat” and into a trophy case as the bully's “prize,” to literally having his hand pulled off in the boys' room (Jed's always losing body parts. Luckily, a good stapler and some duct tape and he's back in the action) and a cigarette put in it and try to frame him for the recent reports of smoking in the school, Jed's had enough and is ready to plan his revenge. Besides, it's awesome what you can do when you're already dead!
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DEAD JED is amazing. It takes true talent to write a book that's witty and has such clever humor. That's exactly what DEAD JED has.” – Courtney, Author

 ” I’m entirely convinced this series is going to be as big and popular as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, if not more. It might be aimed at middle grade readers, but I will highly and happily recommend it to readers aged 9 to 99!”Angie, Books4Tomorrow

“Middle Grade humor at its finest.” – S.A. Larsen, Author

The first part of seventh grade was rough on Jed, but things are looking up now that Christmas is almost here. As with past Christmases, Jed asks for the one thing he’s always wanted–a dog–and again, his parents tell him they’re not ready. But fate has a different plan when Jed sees a dog get run over by a car. Then, it happens. Jed suddenly has a pet, Tread, a zombie dog bearing his namesake–a tire tread down his back. Jed may have gained a dog, but he loses his best friend Luke, who fears the way Jed created his undead pet. When Jed returns to school, he finds a mysterious group called the No Zombies Now Network spreading rumors of the dangers the undead pose to normal people. Forced to disprove Hollywood stereotypes, Jed has his work cut out for him as stories of a zombie dog begin to circulate. Jed could be expelled if he can’t expose the NZN Network as a fraud. Jed needs help from his kind of girlfriend Anna, especially after he discovers Luke has joined the shadowy group. Once again navigating the treacherous waters of middle school, Jed does his best to stay in one piece. Only this time he’ll need even more duct tape and staples than usual.
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“Like its predecessor Dead Jed, Dead Jed 2: Dawn of the Jed is an incredibly cute and fun read!”Angie, Books4Tomorrow

“This is a fun story, which was written very well for the age group. I can imagine the series being a huge hit, especially with zombies being so popular at the moment.”Bri, Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life

“…just read it, you will love it and it sooooo funny” – Michelle, Because Reading


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Apr 28, 2015

Book Blast: Wish for me by A. Star

Title: Wish for Me
Author: A. Star
Series: The Djinn Order, Act One
Genre: Steampunk, Fantasy, Romance
Published by: IndieWrites, Inc.
Published Date: April 27th, 2015

Three wishes. Two lovers. One destiny.

When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.

Irving Amir hates being called a genie. He’s a Djinn, and he is none too happy to be in the service of Glory, who is as intolerable, and beautiful, as humans come. Now he owes her his gratitude for freeing him and three wishes. Damn his luck.

But an arrow through the shoulder alerts Irving to the fact that he is being hunted, and after a truce dinner with Glory ends with them both almost being killed, hating each other goes right out the window. As feelings change and love starts to develop, they must dig through the secrets and lies to find the truth...a truth neither of them will ever see coming.

WARNING: Not suitable for ages 18 and under. A significant source of bad language, sexy times, and dirty jokes. If you suffer from a lack of a sense of humor, take with plenty of wine. If the symptom persists, see a doctor.




A. Star is a fan of dirty passion. She loves to read it, and she damn sure loves to write it. She is the author of the Mythos: Gods & Lovers series, the Djinn Order series, and the Knights of the Joust series. She is a night-owl and a coffee junkie, and the only sneaker she would be caught dead wearing are Converses.

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Mar 31, 2015

Sorry Everyone!! Haitus!!

Hello everyone!
    I just want to let everyone know how sorry I am for not posting reviews and keeping up with blog tours and what not. We found out my husband's orders and this was my first big move. I just moved here two weeks ago and ever since we moved into our new home, his friends have been over everyday so I have been extremely busy. But I will try and get everything caught up once I am caught up with homework. His friends are leaving Wednesday to their new station so he wanted to spend as much time with them as he can. Please forgive me *bows*
Love Catina

Mar 27, 2015

Spotlight & Book Review: Awaiting Fate by J.L. Sheppard

Title: Awaiting Fate
Author: J.L. Sheppard
Series: Fated Immortals Book One
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Published Date: March 27th, 2015
Pages: 306
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Cain Thaler’s lived more than four hundred years fighting rogue immortals, avenging the family he’d lost. It’s all he’s needed, all he’s wanted. That changes the fateful day he lays eyes on his fated mate.

Olivia Waden, a werewolf princess, is nothing like him. Unwilling to give her up, he sets a plan into motion: ignoring his need to claim her, he befriends her. Despite Cain's best efforts at friendship, Olivia has fallen hard for him. It is him she dreams of, him she wants as her fated mate. But she is sure he doesn't feel the same way. In way over her head, she has no option but to run away from the only man she's ever loved.

Will Cain find Olivia before it's too late or will their differences tear them apart?
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After waiting centuries for his mate he finally finds her while watching over the King's wife's sister Jocelyn. Cain, at that moment had the distant instinct to take her and make her his own. He followed her for a little while and found out she was also an immortal but a werewolf. Her brother is also the alpha of the pack. 

Olivia doesn't know much about the immortal world because her brother is a little bit overprotective of her. She is also kept on watch and is always left in her home away from everyone. But one day her brother decides to take her to the immortal council and she meets Cain. After a little while Cain befriends Olivia and decides to give her time to adjust some more to the Immortal life and learn more about everything before he decides to tell her that she is his. But is it too late to do so on Cain's part? This is a beautiful love story and I really like the way Cain fought his urges to take her then and there. He wanted to make sure Olivia was ready for everything and I find that sweet. Olivia knows that she can't tell if she is his mate but she really wants to be. She gets away from him because she loves him. She doesn't believe she is is mate and he doesn't show her that she is, he treats her more as a friend. When he finds out she left, he thinks it was because she knew she was his mate or because she was just running away. But he feels like crap afterwards. 

But as for everything that is going on Olivia's brother Landon has other ideas for her. So could this mean a huge fight between Cain and Landon? Will Olivia have to chose between her brother who has loved her and tried to protect her all her life or the man she loves who suddenly pops up in her life?  

really feel in love with the characters, Cain is a bundle of hotness and Olivia is outgoing and beautiful. I really enjoyed ever part of this book and can't wait for the second one. Everything about this book blew me away from the characters to the story line. J.L Sheppard did a wonderful job writing this story.

About the Author:
J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she still lives with her husband and son.

As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal and wrote countless poems. She attended Florida International University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.

It wasn’t until 2011 that she set her heart and mind into writing her first completed novel, Demon King’s Desire, which was published in January of 2013.

Besides reading and writing, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
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