Apr 27, 2017

Book Review: The Black Lotus by Claire Warner

Title: The Black Lotus
Author: Claire Warner
Series: Night Flower #1
Published by: Create Space
Published Date: September 15, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Historical-Fiction
Pages: 562
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It's 1752 and Melissa meets the man who will change her life forever. At her disastrous debut, Melissa meets the handsome Justin Lestrade and finds herself falling into his world. But Justin has secrets and many enemies. His dark past will not only ensnare her, but damage everything she knows and understands. Join Melissa as she sinks into a world of old feuds and ancient magic.

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This was a very long historical fiction read. But I enjoyed every minute of it. I usually don't read historical fictions. This one by far was the first. Claire Warner did a wonderful job with this book and I hope there is more  to come.

It was indeed different when we talk about immortals. Usually immortals come to be because of like vampire-ism, or being a bad ass warrior or something else like that beyond the sorts. But in this book being an immortal you get it from this beautiful brooch in the shape of a black lotus. But in order to stay healthy and fit, you must put your wounds onto another. You have to make the person look into the lotus and they take on all your wounds.

I love Melissa, she hated how the world ways. She hated the fact her reputation was always on the line. She wished she was born a male so she didn't have all those things to worry about. None the less she was born a female so now she has to deal with it. With her falling for Justin, it is who she wanted to be with. She loved him. But everyone told her otherwise, and she hated every moment of it. You would get lucky if you married to the man you feel in love with. It is all about reputation. If that was me I would feel the same way.

The Black Lotus by Claire Warner is about the lovely Melissa. She steps into the world of seasons to try and find a husband. That will be liked by her family and have a good reputation. But just like other females. She falls for Justin Lestrade, a cad, a womanizer, someone who doesn't care for anything. Until he meets Melissa, both of their worlds change. Justin didn't want to bring her into his world. He didn't want to ruin her reputation. But she wanted him and as did he. After being accused for something he didn't do, he was banished. He was happy in a sense because then he can leave and Melissa can find someone better suit for her and her family to be happy with. It didn't go well, Emily, someone who is just like Justin, brought her into their world anyway. Now she is but like the rest of them. Now Justin has to work extra hard into finding a cure.

Apr 22, 2017

Book Review: Storm by Ednah Walters

Title: Storm
Author: Ednah Walters
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Published Date: April 25, 2017
Genre: Fantasy,Urban Fantasy
Pages: 187
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Pirates no longer roam the seas. Phantom Islands don’t exist

Nanny to a wealthy family, eighteen-year old Alexandria “Lexi” Greendale sends most of what she earns home to support her disabled brother. She is determined to help him get the surgery he needs to walk again. Her dreams come to an abrupt halt when she rescues a man from drowning.

 How does he repay her? Captain Storm Orath abducts her, claims her as his chosen mate, and takes her to a magical island that is centuries behind times with barbaric customs. For Lexi to make it home to her family, she must fight the lure of the man and the island he controls, and escape, or stay trapped forever.

This is Part I of a 3-Part New Adult UF Serial about a woman and her journey of discovery, adventure, and unforgettable love.

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Storm by Ednah Walters is about a girl named Alexandria or Lexi for short. She had a semi-decent life. Her stepmom became angry after her father had died. Her brother is currently in a wheelchair and her stepmother blames her for it. She is watching the girl named Sienna, a nanny so to speak. They were about to go on a business cruise with Sienna's father. Then he gave her the best news ever, she had to miss going to college to help take care of Sienna and he would pay for her brother's surgery and everything. She wasn't complaining she took the offer.

She meets a guy named Storm Orath and his merry men/women. Then they just up and kidnapped her because of some dude visiting her in the middle of the night. She thought it was Storm at first but they claim it wasn't. So after the whole kidnapping he tells her that she is his mate and she doesn't believe anything he has to say. The whole time with her being on the Island she is planning her escape. 

Lexi was by far amazing. I love how Ednah made her with a bad ass attitude and the fact that she didn't fall for Storm so quickly. She really showed her feelings very well. I could tell she was happy with where she was at. She was scared and pissed off. She wanted to get back home to her brother and to make sure he got that surgery. But if that was me I would want to too. Storm on the other hand love toying with Lexi. He couldn't get enough of her. He was very clingy and happy. He was so happy that he found his mate. Storm wanted her to understand but she just didn't want to, she wanted to go home.

Ednah Walters always knows how to get me to nonstop read in one day. I loved her Runes series of books. This book was another one that I definitely did not want to put down. I was hooked when I read the first couple of paragraphs. I never read a book about Pirates and mates, so it was something new to me and she blew it out of the water for me. I can't wait to read more of her books. I especially can't wait for book two. She never disappoints me.

Book Review: Firebolt (Dragonian Series #1) by Adrieene Woods

Title: Firebolt
Author: Adrienne Woods
Series: Dragonian #1
Published by: GMTA
Published Date: Nov 17, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 306
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Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different. Until the night a fairy tale killed her father. Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.

Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself.

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Firebolt by Adrienne Woods was about a girl named Elena. Her and her father have been on the run for most of their lives. Until one day the people or should I saw dragons they were supposedly running from caught up to them. They killed her father and she barely survived herself. The person that they were going to meet took her to this placed called Paegeia. She was put into a world she couldn't believe in. Her little mind could process the fact that dragons and magic were real. Here she is struggling to learn all the subjects they are teaching in this school.

To be honest, this was an under alright book. The beginning of the book was the best. It had me going. I was excited to see what was going to happen next. Then all of a sudden it went down hill from there. Most of the book was about her going to school and dealing with classes. He even "falls in love" with the price of Tith the first week she has been going to school. It was way to slow and dragged on. The ending was good when things started to pick up again.

Elena was the main character in the book and I felt as though her character was undeveloped. She was very annoying. There was nothing amazing about her at all. There is so much potential in this book. The other characters were the same way. I just could not get into them like I wanted to. The relationship between Elena and Lucian was unreal and made to quickly.

The ending of this book wanted me to read more. So that is what I will do. I will go to the second book and continue on from there.

Apr 10, 2017

Book Reveal: Gallowglass by Jennifer Allis Provost

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Author: Jennifer Allis Provost
Published by: Bellatrix Press
Published Date: June 6, 2017
Genre: New Adult, Urban Fantasy


Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him.

After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in research for her doctoral thesis, all the while studiously not thinking about the man who broke her heart, while Chris—who’d been a best-selling author before his ex-fiancĂ©e sued him for plagiarism—drinks his way across the British Isles.

In Scotland, they visit the grave of Robert Kirk, a seventeenth- century minister who was kidnapped by fairies. No one is more shocked than Karina when a handsome man with a Scottish brogue appears, claiming to be the Robert Kirk of legend. What’s more, he says he spent the last few hundred years as the Gallowglass, the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin. When they’re attacked by demons, Karina understands how dearly the queen wants him back.

As Karina and Robert grow closer, Chris’s attempts to drown his sorrows lead him to a pub, and a woman called Sorcha. Chris is instantly smitten with her, so much so he spends days with Sorcha and lies to his sister about his whereabouts. When Chris comes home covered in fey kisses, Karina realizes that the Seelie Queen isn’t just after Robert.
Can Karina outsmart the Seelie Queen, or is Robert doomed to forever be the Gallowglass?

Author Bio

Displaying Jennifer.jpgJennifer Allis Provost writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. When she’s not writing about things that go bump in the night (and sometimes during the day) she’s working on her MFA in Creative Nonfiction.