mercredi 5 décembre 2018

Beneath a Sinister Moon ( The Demons Hunters series book 3) by D.A. Roach

Hello to all !!

Less than 3 weeks before Christmas...are you ready?i know for sure that i'm not^^ .However even if i'm deep in gifts making, wrapping etc this week i want to share my opinion about new release with you ( books are always great gift under Cfhristmas tree after all)

so today we start with book 3 ( actually the last) in the Demon Hunter series by DA Roach

Happy reading!!!
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
isbn: 1640344780
Publication: 2018
Genre: YA; urban fantasy
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

  The premonition is clear. Demons are coming for Cassidy, and once her blood has been spilled humanity will be lost. Not only has Tyler been tasked with assassinating Cassidy, but killing her will be the last step he needs to take in order to become a full demon.

Killian knows this and vows to keep Cassidy safe, but not everything is as it seems. Figuring out who to trust, who to confide in isn’t easy. With so much at stake one wrong move could mean the end of the human world, causing Cassidy and Killian to lose everything…even each other.

With a war raging between two sides, Cassidy and Tyler find themselves at the heart of battle between good and evil. She wants to save Tyler. He wants to kill her.

What will it take to restore the balance?


And will Cassidy be strong enough to make the ultimate sacrifice if it means saving the world?



My opinion:
          Captivating, the author took her time to write this book but the wait was more than worth it as the quality is here . We do get our answers ( and if you don't read the epilogue it concludes perfectly).
Our characters are facing their greatest challenge so far and it's far from easy for them.....Cassidy is learning to master new powers while not giving up to her fears after being held by Rya.

Killian is seeing what he really want and must make decision for his clan yes but also for himself. . He must decide if he is willing to let Cassidy join him in the field or to protect her and that's a dilemma for him now even more than before. What he will be willing to sacrifice.

Tyler has choices to make while in demon realm. It was very interesting to see him interact with Jace ; how he was thinking without realizing it.

Then we get the rest of the team Lena, who lost points in my eyes, Casper who is even more my favourite now than before, Jax, Jackson and Skylar as well as all the others.

Really it's a excellent book, fast pace with several twist to keep you hooked. A real page turner with very interesting conclusion. Lot of action, moving moment, heartbreaking ones all very well balanced in the story.

The author did put an epilogue but like she warns reader if you want the story concluded with an HEA and no questions left unanswered just stop before reading it. .The epilogue is back being dark a bit confusing and opening a lot more questions ( for perhaps more books), it does fit the series but for me it was better without it.


Score:  4,5/5 or 5/5 if you don't read the epilogue

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

lundi 26 novembre 2018

Within the Darkest Hollows ( The Demons Hunters series book2) by D.A. Roach

Hello to all,

                    i'm still trying to be ready on time for christmas card exchange and i'm not giving up but i must say i was glad to take a break with a good book as well.
Being part of the read along for the Demons Hunters series by DA Roach it was time to read book 2 and it'sz as good as book 1 so don't hesitate if you read fast you can still join as we will be starting book 3 soon.

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Publication: 2016
Genre: YA; urban fantasy
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

 Cassidy and her mystical ring are stuck in the middle of a battle between the Demon World and the Mortal Realm…

A conflict with the demons has left Killian, head of the Demon Hunters, injured and stripped of his powerful Demon Hunter tattoo. Cassidy is tasked with caring for him in the Human Realm until he is well enough to cross back into the Demon Realm. But soon she notices he is acting strangely and begins to suspect something is wrong.

She seeks help from Serena, a retired Demon Hunter, but it’s too late…

Cassidy returns home to find Killian has gone missing. Tyler, a friend with his own set of mystical powers, shows up to tell her that Killian is at his house demanding a meeting with the Demon Queen Rya. She and Serena have to work fast to find a way to heal Killian and get Cassidy’s ring away from him before Rya is involved. Meanwhile, Tyler and his dad have their own plan to make a deal with the Queen.

The Queen has a decision to make, but not before securing her leverage…

Rya wants time to consider the offer presented by Tyler’s dad, and takes Cassidy to the Demon Realm as collateral. The Demon Queen must choose between Tyler, the mate she was promised, and the mystical ring that was forged for her years ago.

Tyler is forced to face the inner demon he has worked so hard to restrain. Will he succeed, or will he be lost to the darkness, leaving Cassidy to be sacrificed by the demons?

As both sides gain alliances, the tension between the realms grows and the time for action draws near…


My opinion:
          Good, this second instalment takes place just where first one ended and even better we get several point of view as the action takes place in each realms so we can follow what happen to the hunters compound, in the human realm and in the demons one.
Killian has an hard time to cope with everything but loosing Cassidy is the worse so he is willing to work with Tyler even if he is part demon to save her. In the meantime he is searching for allies to rebuild his clan compound and get ready for the war to come. When an angel comes to help it's great but sadly not enough either.
In this book we get to see another side of Killian too he can be really patient and tender.


Cassidy is confronted to things she never expected and it does impact her deeply but since book 1 we know she is strong so seeing her in such a state in moving. Her courage and determination are really showing as despite everything she still think of others.

Tyler learns more about himself but also meet potential allies in Farron and Siobhan...not a friendship but a gesture of faith in a sense and we will get to see if his mind is as strong as we could believe as he has a lot to face from now on.

Really i enjoyed that the quality of writing stayed the same and to see what happen in the demons realm was really interesting. There were moving moments, lot of actions . We do learn a lot but the author also put the elements needed for the war to come answering questions and adding more  as well.

The ending is a bit hard as cliffhanger so i can't wait to jump in book 3


Score:  4/5

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

lundi 12 novembre 2018

Between the Bleeding Willows (Demon Hunters series 1) by D.A. Roach

Hello to all...;

              it's a new week and with the end of the year at the horizon the stress of getting ready in gift making is growing. However, this month there is a read along that seemed very tempting and book 1 was free so i had to join and i'm not regretting it at all .

Between the bledding Willows was a great read and i can't wait to start book 2.....you can still join the read along if you are interested ( you can win prize) just check it here.

Now i should try to give you my opinion without spoilers if possible so happy reading.

Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publication: 2008/2016
ISBN:  1680585274
Genre: YA, paranormal, urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+


Description from goodreads :

 At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most…

At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring.

She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….

A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment.

Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…

When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.
Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.

And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.



My opinion:
          Great first instalment in an excellent YA urban fantasy....we are immediately immerged  in a universe captivating and it becomes quickly a real page turner.

I loved Cassidy, she is courageous and even if she is suffering she wants to help others...she is thrown into a world she had no ideas existed, she gets injured and she still wants to save her friends.
Killian is young but already a leader so when Cassidy follows him she become his responsibility even if deep down something else is growing. He is courageous, determined to do good by his clan even if it means not following his heart.
The secondary characters like Casper are also really interesting and we want to learn more about them.

There are a lot of violence - but they are fighting demons after all,- some moments  are really tearful and at other time we are smiling or laughing so this story really has it all and i do recommend you to try it if you are interested.

the only  thing a little bothersome is the cliffhanger but book 2 is already out so if you want you don't need to wait before continuing their adventures.



Score:  4,5/5

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

dimanche 11 novembre 2018

The Good Griffin ( the Old Black Magic/ Heart's Desired Mate series) by JC McKenzie

Hello to all,


              While it's raining non stop, i enjoy reading more so  you don't have to wait long to get my opinion which can be good. Today i'm sharing my point of view about The Good Griffin a new release by J.C.McKenzie.

Enjoy!
Publisher: JCM Publications
Publication: 2018
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong
Language: normal
sex: steamy
Public: 18+

 Description from goodreads :

  He's a good griffin, with a bad temper...
Detective Damian Charming yearns to sweep a certain feisty lynx shifter off her feet. Every time he tries to talk to her, however, he sticks his foot in his mouth. He doesn't mean to sound condescending. Life would be easier if Lucy admitted he knows best, especially now that someone in town has threatened her. He's a good griffin (mostly) until someone messes with what is his.

She's an unlucky lynx with no time for trouble...
Lucy May hates Stillwater detective Damian Charming. Sure, he helped her with a horrible situation and has looks to rival the gods, but he also views lynx shifters as inferior supernatural beings. When someone targets the business she worked hard to create, though, Lucy turns to the one man she knows will mercilessly unearth the culprit.

It's more than just hex appeal...
When a hex sends the town in a storm of sexual shenanigans in the middle of the investigation, Lucy realizes just how bad she has it for the griffin. Now she needs to convince Damian her feelings are true and reel him in before his need for vengeance destroys the entire town.


The books in That Old Black Magic world and Heart's Desired Mate Series can be read as stand-alone stories and in any order




My opinion:
          I loved this romance a lot first it includes shifters but not the usual ones here we have griffin and lynx and it was my first book with a griffin shifter so i was very curious....as for big cats ( there are others than lynx) they are simply too funny in general.

In this case our heroes are in a big misunderstanding, they love each other already but each one think the other feels only hate ....so it's funny to see their banter while they are the only ones blind to their feelings. Damian is very protective of Lucy but isn't talented in communication as a big alpha he tends to order too much. However when some shops and Lucy's get vandalized  our griffin goes on mission to protect her even if it means not following the rules.

Lucy is loyal, kind and her animal part is really funny as a lynx she is a good hunter but thinks that Damian sees her as  under his standard. While she is one of the very few knowing what kind of shifter he really is. Griffin are believed to be legend.

The story is really good with action, twists, humour and lot of romance ; it can be read as standalone without trouble even if i admit i would be happy to discover more about this universe where shifters have magic and where warlocks wander around.

The investigation was interesting, even if we don't get all the answers but i'm hoping  in the future we will get more info.

I do recommend this story if you want a fast but very good and original paranormal romance.

Score:  4/5

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

jeudi 8 novembre 2018

Time and Remembrance (Kiss across Time 7.1) by Tracy Cooper-Posey

Hello,

            i'm busy trying to create some christmas gifts ( and finishing them on time^^) but it's also a special year with a lot of commemorations ....100years after the end of WW1....and i wanted to share with you a novella set in that time simply because no one should ignore it existed and if we need fiction to remember it's still better than forgetting.

so good reading.
Publisher: Stories Rule Press
Publication: 2018
Genre: paranormal,historical
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
 


Short description from goodreads :

 A special story marking a moment in history…lest we forget.

On the one hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day, Jesse Hall, United States Marine and unsung hero, finds herself among a group of time-traveling vampires. She has been directed there by a century-old letter from her great-grandfather, instructing her to introduce herself with the phrase: “I’m not wearing a red shirt.”


So begins a dash through time to save a man in the very last minutes of the Great War, which in turn will save eight million other lives…



My opinion:
          World war 1 isn't something new to me, i have read quite a lot about it since i had family impacted by it., however while we are celebrating the 100th of its end it's true that less and less people have an idea of the nightmare it was. No matter the side, no one left unchanged.....and while outside wound were horrible, inside hidden one may have been the worse. Lot of people see it as not mattering anymore.

Knowing that, when i heard about this novella even if i didn't read the rest the series i wanted to discover it and i really appreciate all the research the author did to writes this story. yes it's a paranormal novella and in these time we probably do need this way to deliver the message but that's the essential : that we never forget.

For a first jump into the series it can be a little confusing as we don't know the main characters but we easily get past that as WW1 is really the main focus. I really loved this novella so if you want a novella just to make you remember a little this is the perfect one ( and you will perhaps want to learn more after  as well)



Score:  4/5

lundi 5 novembre 2018

Unwrap Me ( Storm Lords 4) by Nina Croft

Hello to all,

                 this month i want to do better even if i will soon be deep buried in Christmas gifts creation but first i deserve some reading time and i want to share with you the new Nina Croft releasing today and i still love this series a lot as each one can be read as stand alone but in order it's even better....

So today is book 4: Unwrap me and it's set at Christmas time so perfect book for this season.


Happy Reading!
Publisher: Nina Croft
Publication: 2018
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: steamy
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

 Only five days to Christmas.

The Reverend Imogen Lockley’s busiest time of year. She thinks she’s prepared for anything, but nothing can prepare her for Devlin Royce.

A long time ago, Devlin was an angel. Then he broke the laws of Heaven and stole the Elixir of Life to save the woman he loved. Caught, he was torn from her arms and cast into the Abyss. There, he became a Storm Lord, a creature of chaos and destruction.

Two thousand years ago, Imogen drank the Elixir of Life. Since then, her soul has been tied to the earth in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth. And throughout each life she is haunted by memories of a love she cannot remember and a betrayal she can’t forgive.

Now, Devlin has been given one chance to get her back. Or lose her forever. And he has five days to do it. Can he somehow make her see beyond the dark being he has become, to the angel she once loved?


My opinion:
          Great paranormal story with a Christmas feeling to it as well. This is the 4th book in the series and it's done so it could be read as standalone but i definitively recommend to read the series in order as it help us to  more of what are in stake beside their love life.

Devlin like his " brothers" lost his wife 2000y ago in atrocious conditions, now he is looking for knowing that if she can't remember their love she will be lost forever....Devlin is protective and used to act first, think after....he never knew what happed in Zaria in her first life since he was thrown in the abyss by Gabriel after having been striped of his wings. By the way Gabriel is still a jerk.....for an archangel is sure isn't very helpful and i wonder if his actions 2000y ago were not led by pure jealousy.....because he sure wasn't forgiving and very judgemental.

Devlin is focused on protection Zaria, even thinking about preventing her to remember but when she suddenly appears remembering it all and being a vicar he isn't sure how to react while his feelings haven't changed at all.

Imogen is terrified of heights and has nightmarre of dying so after reading an ad she decide to try it but not where it was said in the ad because she is a vicar and fear the consequences it could have his people knows she could accept idea of past life. Result: she remember everything...all her precedent lives and of course the first one when she was Zaria a prostitute who fell in love with an angel...and of course its tragic ending for a sin that wasn't hers.
Imogen is furious against Devlin but still in love with him however the betrayal feels too fresh for her to trust him.

She knows he has changed and she wants time to think about it since it's all new and she is busy at Christmas time of the year....;however time is the issue and it take an invasion of demons to make her realize that faith is all what she need.

There is action ( no stopping), romance, some banter and we get to see characters from precedents books as well as insights of what is about to happen so this is really a excellent story read in one sitting that i would recommend with pleasure.

Score:  5/5

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

samedi 3 novembre 2018

Eagle (Linear Tactical 2) by Janie Crouch

Hello to all,

                   Looks like i will be surrounded by strike starting next week ( worse in my opinion is the postal service one so they better have finished when it's time to send christmas cards)
That being said i 'm taking the time to read when i can so i loved having a day off for this story.

Today i'm sharing with you my opinion on a new release " Eagle"  by Janie Crouch.

Happy reading!



Publication: 2018
Genre: romantic suspense,military romance
Violence:strong

Language: normal
sex: medium ( a steamy version exist)
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

 He’s fighting for what’s right.
She’s fighting just to survive…

When former Special Forces soldier Finn Bollinger is asked to help with a deadly government mission, he’s up for the task. His job teaching survival skills to civilians at Linear Tactical keeps him sharp, and he can still handle himself in the field.
But the Army damn well didn’t teach Finn how to handle Charlotte Devereux. She’s back and she’s all sorts of bad news.
Charlotte can’t change the past. Can’t change the choices she made or the fact that they cost her everything. All she can do is endure the fallout. Even if that means putting her future in the hands of Finn, the man who has every right to want to destroy her.
And can in so many more ways than he thinks.
When the undercover mission goes impossibly wrong, they’ll all have to depend on Charlotte’s strength in order to survive. But everyone has a breaking point…

My opinion:
          Perfect!!! i loved the first Linear tactical book ( Cyclone) but i think this one is my favourite! It's simply the perfect balance between action, tension, romance and cute moment (all due to Ethan). This book was a great read, with some twists to spice it up.

Finn is an attentive father and i loved to learn more about him and Ethan....he was hurt by Charlotte ( Charlie) in the past and at first he doesn't trust her but for his son he is ready to make effort as she could be the only one able to help him....but deep down he just needed the push as his love for Charlie never disappeared. He is strong, protective as well as determined.

Charlie is courageous, tenacious and put other before her needs which resulted in her being homeless and without money despites several jobs....at first we may be suspicious seeing Finn reactions but when we learn the why we can only admire her courage and determination. She is really perfect for Finn and a great tutor / teacher. Despite her problem she still look out for others like Jordan (we heard about her in book 1)....and we see how strong minded she can be when it's really important.

I really loved the intrigue even if the villain wasn't really a surprise, it was more than enough to be read in one sitting as i wanted more of Ethan and sky along the couple Finn/Charlie. i really recommend this book if you want a good military romance


Score:  5/5

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