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!
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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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