mardi 14 février 2017

[early review] Magic Reborn ( The Peacesmith 1 ) by Carly Hansen

Hello to all


            Happy Valentine' Day!  Since books are my first love i had to share one with you today and i'm really happy because this time i will tell you about a book not released yet but one that absolutely loved and such a promising series so perhaps it will become one of your new "coup de coeur"

I will update this when the book is on goodreads but you can already find the info on some ebook retailers.

Happy reading!!!!
Publisher: Carly Hansen
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  ?
Genre: urban fantasy, Magic
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: earc

 Description from goodreads :

  On the run and disguised as a boy, Fenix Graystone finds sanctuary when a witch opens her home, arms her with charmed knives, and transforms her into a fearsome fighter. But when an enigmatic vampire overlord arrives seeking help to solve the murders of three young women, Fenix’s newfound peace shatters.

The kidnapping of a fourth girl stirs up strange emotions in Fenix, bringing her illegal magical powers to the surface. But the magic within her points Fenix to suspects too close to the vampire overlord for comfort.

Now she must ally with an enemy she didn’t even know she had if she hopes to rescue the girl and bring the killers to justice—before she becomes their next victim.

If you like fast-paced action, strong female leads, and a dreamy love interest, you'll want to get lost in these pages.

My opinion:
          A very good surprise! Somehow i wasn't expecting this story to be so good so, discovering how much i enjoyed, it was great.

The beginning isn't  the best as we jump from a place to another without really knowing who to follow but once we meet with the team and with the hero: Fenix  -passing for boy but in reality a young woman- we can't stop. The intrigue is well written with some information given  sometimes clearly sometimes more subtly  but we really get all we could wish for to understand the characters and let grow on us. Of course it's the first in a series so there are more to discover but the main plot of the book  is solved so no big cliffhanger to make us despair but just an ending making us want for more without anguish.
I loved Fenix, she is quite loyal and has deep sense of justice, she may not know what she is at first but certainly act as it and i can only it will continue to show later in the series. She suffered but still can put others first, she isn't just a damsel in distress jumping in the rm of the first male playing the knight in shining armor. She may be attracted but she still thinks and put trust before attraction so for me she was simply perfect and so courageous.
Her little gang isn't bad either i particularly love java the falcon shifter and the healing witch for whom money isn't a priority.

Micha is an intriguing vampire....though his age didn't make him less naive. He is one wanting to protect the supernaturals and playing judge and enforcer but if a special class existed to do that before  there must have been a good reason and from what we discover how important they were and how needed they still are despite what some thought at a time. Vampire master he may be but he would prefer to be human and have peace between human and supernatural world. Discovering Fenix 's secret but keeping it while being attracted and going against protocol to try to be with her he is a little too arrogant and speak without thinking...but even with his pride wounded he does keep his promise which show how loyal he can be as well.

So far we learned the name of the big bad vilain and what he did (and why) but he is still quite mysterious so the series could be very promising if the quality stay the same, the main idea magic/ psychic peacemaker/peacesmith is interesting and i would gladly follow it as Fenix, like us has still a lot to learn and allies to make.

Score:  5/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

jeudi 9 février 2017

Spies and Spells ( Spies and Spells 1) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all,


                    This week has been filled with administrative appointments and that helped my virus to get stronger because of the stress i was under and sadly....it's not finished yet. However that's where the magic of books appears...they are able to transport in magical universe, give us comfort and courage or simply to make us laugh...possibilies are as endless as books are numerous and diverse.

This week i've read one novelty that i particularly enjoyed and a book from an author i'm fond of. So today program is Spies and Spells from Tonya Kappes , first in the series of the same name....one thing is sure ...so far when i need to smile or laugh Tonya never disappointed me.

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Tonya Kappes
Publication: 2016
ASIN:  B01BMOE41l
Genre: Cozy Mystery, paranormal, magic
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: bought

Short description from goodreads :

 While Maggie waits for her Witchy Hour, she works at the family diner with her mom, aunt Meme and Lilith, her sister - all witches. Soon Maggie gets entangled with a mysterious handsome stranger, Mick Jasper, and his secret U.S. organization, SKUL. Has she found her calling?



My opinion:
          Another series by Tonya Kappes and a cozy paranormal mystery? Of course i had to try it and i'm so happy i did!

Maggie is a witch and a  strong spirited one, acting like a child at time ( really playing with magic for a dare?!) she still can be responsible as well...when she wants to but she has a tendency to call trouble. Her familiar is Vinnie, a car. First time i read about a non animal familiar and i loved him protective, jealous he can be so funny and territorial ( who though a car could be^^).

In this universe, witches can hide in the normal world but can't reveal what they are which is understandable. However they each have a role or a job perfectly fit for them and they discover what it is when they live their Witchy Hour. No one knows when or how it happen it simply happen  differently for each witch. Maggie longs to discover her destiny, she is bored helping at the family diner how she likes it but she wants to know what she is means to be....and for someone so impatient she doesn't understand it when it hit her. One day, meeting someone she starts feeling needles everywhere and her magic becomes wonky...because Mick Jasper an investigator for a secret organization is part of her destiny...and none to happy to have met this strange girl with even stranger car that keeps getting in the way of his investigation.

But fate knows what he is doing and soon Maggie is recruited to go undercover as his partner....even if it's supposed to be temporary, even if it's more appearances than reality Maggie discover she loves doing that and will do her best to solve her case without revealing any family secret.

It was really funny, the investigation was interesting despite the fact i guessed the culprit way too soon but it didn't matter with the characters it was fun to follow false leads , watch their attraction grow and their bickering incessant as Maggie refuse to reveal how she knows what she knows and Mick wants to discover what she is and what 's wrong with her car.

If you are looking for a paranormal cosy mystery with magic this is definitively one you have to try 



Score:  4/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

lundi 30 janvier 2017

Wolf Moon (Moon 7) by Lisa Kessler

Hi to everyone!!!!


                            I'm strongly sick because i've waited too long to see my doctor but the antibiobics are starting to work their magic so i'm on time to share with you my opinion on Lisa Kessler latest release: Wolf Moon.

I must admit that i'm not up to date in this series even if i'm interested in it since book and i'm missing some so i couldn't have read all of them before starting Wolf Moon. Thankfully the author wrote them to be read as stand alone if we wish so and i was able to start with this one.

Now what did i think of it? You just have to read.

Happy reading
Publisher: Entangled Publishing,
Publication: 2017
ISBN13:  9781633758650
Genre: paranormal romance, shifter
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: earc
 


Description from goodreads :

  As the last Pack member without a mate, Luke Reynolds has become an outsider. When he takes a job as the head horse trainer Sedona, Arizona, he’s looking forward to starting a new life. But everything changes the night he finds beautiful woman stranded on the side of the highway.

Raven Wood has been bitten and turned against her will. Luckily, her spirit is stronger than most, and she has every intention of escaping the Sedona Pack. Somehow. The sexy lone wolf who rescues her might be just the answer she’s looking for.

But the Sedona Pack Alpha has a mission, and unless Luke and Raven can stop him, they’ll lose everything.



My opinion:
          Not being up to date in this series wasn't a problem at all as each book can work as standalone and it's really the case . I would be be happy to read all i have missed of course but first  i need to let you know what i thought of this one.

Luke is a great hero....as a werewolf he is used to live with his pack but lately it has become difficult for him so to prove himself and to mature he decided to take a job  far from home. He loves working with horses and he really good at that. However, Luke is already a good man so when he discovers a damsel in distress he must act even if it means going against his alpha's decision.  Deep down Luke could make a good alpha: loyal, protective and trustworthy he has all what he is needed except the want. When discovering the situation of the local pack and all what is wrong there he will not hesitate to take the lead to right the wrong without forgetting about his mate wishes.

Raven has never had an easy life, in fact her life has even more mysteries that she could have imagined but  past or future are not on her mind at the beginning. Suffering in the Sedona pack who changed her without her consent and kept her prisoner and sex slave, she just wants to save her sister. To obtain that result she is trying to get help of another pack which her own plan to attack but before she can reach it she is found by Luke. Not believe a man can be good at first she stays on guard but slowly they will built that trust and love will blossoms even if it still work.

There are a lot of violence, forced relations, enslavement, murder.. all the bad elements....but we also see loyalty, love , courage and honour in this story . I loved Asher and i can't wait to discover more about Luke's pack. We are easily swept into the action and following Luke trying to save his mate and her loved one. The rythm is rapid but not too fast. The relationships are building, we learn about each characters past and beliefs it's well written.

A very good paranormal romance, urban fantasy  with a big dose of suspense so  i do recommend you to start the series at the beginning if you can.


Score:  4/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

lundi 23 janvier 2017

The Demigod's Legacy by Holley Trent

Hello to all!!!



 This week,  i have a new release to introduce you ...it's the first book in a series which is in fact  a spin off from the Desert Guards series from Holley Trent. Being who i am i had planned to read the main series first since i have it to be up to date but i got  very sick and i didn't manage. Not wanting to give up i started on the spin off as it's supposed to work as stand alone...and yes we get some spoilers but nothing major. ( however since that serie box set is less than 1dollars right now i can't recommend you enough to give it a try)

I will gladly read the main series now so you can expect a review for it this year but for today let start with the spin off The Demingod's Legacy by Holley Trent.

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  1507203136
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, shifter, magic
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: ecopy





Description from goodreads :

  From USA Today best-selling author Holley Trent comes a new spark-laden shifter series!

Six hundred years after losing his wife and son to his cousin’s deadly scheme, the demigod cougar shifter known as Tito Perez still refuses to take a mate. He couldn’t protect his family in pre-colonial Tenochtitlan where Aztec gods freely roamed, and he won’t risk endangering another in modern New Mexico.

Too bad he doesn’t know he already has one from a tender affair with a sweet bar waitress he abandoned.

After waiting five years for Tito to return to his senses, December Farmer tracks her daughter’s absentee father to the small town of Maria, New Mexico, to make him step up, but he’s not the only one in for a shock. The town is overrun with supernatural beings and, apparently, her daughter, Cruz, is one of them.

December isn’t sure she can stomach being the mate of an immortal shapeshifter, but the stakes are higher for Tito. His cousin intends, yet again, to take away the only things Tito holds dear, and this time, Tito may have no choice but to cast his precious humanity aside and become the unflinching warrior he’s never wanted to be.



My opinion:
          Wonderful! While i was a little afraid that since it's a spin off series and i haven't read the main one completely i would be lost it wasn't the case at all!!!. This story can work as stand alone perfectly even if you never read any Desert Guards books , now of course it's better if you have read that series first (especially when the box set is such an affordable price ( less than 1dollars for 4books!)  but if it's your first attempt at this universe you will just want to discover more. Yes they are some spoilers if you start with The Demigod's Legacy but nothing you can't live with.

Tito is a sweet demigod....he isn't an alpha, he is kind of avoiding responsibilities. He isn't a coward simply too sweet and kind for  the gods and goddesses scheming. Because he suffered a lot in the past he prefers suffering again and making sure his mate his safe because far from him than offering her the choice....thankfully in this universe women have a mind of their own and can take initiatives

It's one of the thing i love in this universe...the women (human or female cougar alike) are equal to their mate... they aren't little thing needed protection or crying for nothing. No they have their own role, different from their counterpart yes but essential, depending on their affinities, powers or sensitivities . They also have a choice. They can accept a mate that come with responsibilities or give up on such a strong love it's their choice it can't be imposed on them. Even better....as we learned with Glenda ( who we do see in this book) they don't need to change i always found it unfair that so often it's the woman who must change to adapt...in this universe no. Sometimes it can happen if she chooses that but it's no way an obligation...a cougar can love a human without troubles.

December is a good example of that fiery spirit....she had to leave home too soon -we do learn why so i won't spoil that- so she is independent and used to work to get what she want. Working as a waitress she met the Foye boys without knowing their nature and via one of them she met Tito so handsome that she was immediately attracted to him...one thing leading to another  they got together before say male got afraid and left without any explanation. Not only it's not fair or proper but without his knowing he didn't leave her alone as she gave birth to his daughter Cruz.
As a mother , December is determined to give the better to her daughter and if it means chasing down her father to make sure he acts properly she would do it without shame. And she succeeds which wasn't an easy feat as he didn't give her a lot of information to start with.
Discovering the nature of her daughter and her father....learning they are in danger...that's a lot to cope with but she will do it in her own way and if it means making sure her mate remember what is right and what he wrong she won't hesitate to put her foot down.
It was really funny to see her put Tito in his place firmly but also standing at his side. She is ready to fight for what is important for her no matter if the enemy is supernatural and she is only human.


Really it was a great story and i want more of that universe...i'm especially curious about the fallen angels Tarik and his friend so  i hope their book will be next. If you want a  good series with cougar shifter, divinities and other paranormal creatures. Action, passion and touch of humour this is a series to try for sure!



Score:  4,5/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

mercredi 18 janvier 2017

Bayou Wolf ( Bayou Magic 3) by Debbie Herbert

Hello to all!!

 A new year, a new start and to be honest also a lot of new fears...as you already know 2016 was desastrous for me so i hope 2017 will be better even if so far it just added more Hardships ( you didn't know it but you are reading a zombie ^^;;).
I decided not to worry and see as real year beginning Chineese new year that way  i can hope a little longer^^.


However, i did read and i should have posted this review a lot earlier ( but then zombie remember that mess with dates, calendars etc).....this is the third book in a series and as you know me i do prefer to read in order so of course i have read book 1 but you will get that review later only. So we start 2017 with Bayou Wolf from Debbie Herbert


Enjoy!!!
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  9780373139798
Genre: paranormal romance, magic
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: ecopy
 



 Description from goodreads :

 The taming of the shrew…

Tallulah Silver is tough. She has to be—because she's the Choctaw tribe's only female shadow hunter, and because she doesn't know how else to survive the loss that almost destroyed her. Payton Rodgers has devoted his life to protecting his pack. But when mauled bodies start to pile up in the bayou, Payton begins to wonder if Tallulah might be right about werewolves deserving the blame. As darkness gathers around them, Tallulah will have to decide if she can risk opening herself up to love again. And Payton will have to determine where his true loyalties lie.



My opinion:
          After reading and loving book 1 i couldn't wait to have more of the series as it has romance, action and the bayou setting so when i discovered that this one has werewolves too couldn't resist any longer. i don't regret it even if Tallulah was my least favourite character...i mean she suffered a lot i get it but it made her so bitter and so cold that it was hard to warm to her even if she got better.
Now, discovering who her mate is we understand a bit more  i think^^.

Tallulah is still hurt from the past events but she doesn't stop trying to do her hunter job as best as she can if no better. During one of her nightly hunts ,she encounters a wolf with unnatural behaviour but manage to make it leave. Since wolves are not native from the area it makes her suspicious. However no matter the nightly events, during the day she is still  the stubborn woman she is and discovering that a crew is cutting wood on the tribe land puts her in combative mode so she doesn't hesitate to confront the workers among whom Payton  reacts to her.

Payton is loyal; perhaps even too much he had a difficult upbringing and because of that he feels in debt to his pack..his job doesn't make him happy but it's good for the pack so he does it. All is about the pack until he comes across Tallulah who fast become Lulu for him. He is intrigued, wants to discover more about her - is ordered to by his alpha ( and worse)- but there is more. He doesn't want to do it for his pack but wants to protect her even more after finding her hurt. So suddenly he is stuck between two universe not sure what his place should be. I loved how honest he was with her ( i did want to shake him a few time as well so it was good that " Lulu" didn't keep her tong in check.)

The story was well written even without reading book 2 nothing seeming off, we got the info needed so this works well as standalone ( even if i recommend to read the others). the investigation was well done with the touch of romance and action well balanced.

I was really happy with this book, read in one sitting. the pace was constant, i saw Annie like i wanted so i definitively recommend this if you want a romance with paranormal elements set in the bayou.


jeudi 27 octobre 2016

Break

Hi....

              i'm sorry to announce you that i just lost my mother so i'm sure youwill understand that i take a break from the blog and internet at least to time to put things in order

 thank you

mercredi 26 octobre 2016

Trust Me ( Sanctuary Lake 1) by Lori Whyte

Hello to all,


               I was lucky to be given the opportunity to try the new book by Lori Whyte " Trust Me", first in a new series and i loved it really! so i couldn't wait to share my opinion on it with you

Enjoy
Publisher: Lori Whythe
Publication: 2016
Genre: romantic suspense
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: steamy
Public: 18+
Source: earc for review

Description from goodreads :

 Everyone told him to think of her as a sister, but his heart and body didn't agree…

When Mason Randall returns to Sanctuary Lake, where his family's past is infamous and deadly, he expects to attend his sister's funeral and get the hell out of there. He can't avoid seeing Anna Brooks, though, and just like always she tempts him beyond all reason. Except damned near everyone he knew made him promise to steer clear of her. She was too good for the likes of him. But when Anna asks him for help, suggesting his sister may have been murdered, he can't turn away. When things get dicey and Anna's life is threatened, Mason promises to keep her safe. She's supposed to be like a sister to him, right? And family always comes first.

Except when he looks at her, his feelings aren't of the familial kind and, if he's reading her right, it looks like he isn't the only one fighting temptation…



My opinion:
          Captivating, i really loved this book and it was extra hard to take break in my reading time it was only because i had no choice or it would have been read in one sitting.

I really appreciated how the story was built focusing on Viv's murder but also with glimpses of the past to understand the characters better  as we really want to learn more about the Randall brothers. Anna and Mason  relationship is touching and later very, very steamy but they are perfect for each other, both loyal to the bone and Mason is so protective which is great for someone as trusting as Anna

The investigation is well done with a building tension to keep you glued to the book because even if you guess the culprit you want to know why, how and you want Anna and Mason to have an happy end.

I'm not sure i can say i have a favourite brother yet, they seems so good in they own way, each with his personality but able to let everything own to go help each other if needed. I loved how protective they were of Anna, seeing her as one of their own and with the childhood they had it's admirable how they have become ( and that's a great part thanks to Mason ( and Viv from what we gathered).

i really want to read more of those but i wonder how it will happen because sanctuary lake could become an very dangerous place at this rythm. really an excellent start for a new series


Score:  4,5/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book. no compensation was received in exchange for this review