Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Witch's Dream - Victoria Danann

Witch's Dream is the second novel in the Knights of Black Swan series. This book is $2.99 for the kindle.

The Black Swan Knights elite B Team, known as Bad Company, are almost complete. Elora is member number four and she and Rammel are expecting their first child. Kay is engaged to his childhood sweet heart Katrina. That leaves Storm, who's suffering a broken heart. When an Incubus steals Kay's fiancée for revenge, the B Team wants to help, but the demon took Katrina to a different dimension. A witch and a tracker named Litha, is also a member of the Order of the Black Swan. The only hope is if Litha can find Katrina, but no one is sure how. Will the tension between Litha and Storm be a problem, or a blessing? Another good supernatural story. Highly recommended.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Beauty and the Wolf - Marina Myles

Beauty and the Wolf is $4.61 for the kindle. It was free when I downloaded it. This novel is a werewolf bodice ripper. Unfortunately, it has more bodice ripper than werewolf.

When Lord Draven Winthrop marries Miss Isabella Farrington it's not a match made in heaven. Bella is marrying him for money and Draven is marrying her because his title demands it. There are bigger problems than a loveless marriage. Draven is under a gypsy curse and when the full moon shines he becomes a werewolf. Can Draven and Bella find love and survive his curse? There is more intrigue and sexual tension than werewolves, but the book was good enough to finish. Note, there is some explicit sexual content. Recommended.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Death Inception - Tamara Rose Blodgett

Death Inception is the third novel in the Death Series. This book is free for the kindle. It's more of a novella than a full length novel, but it's the last book in the series that's free.

This story is actually like a prequel to the first two books in the series, but if you hadn't read them first, you'd be lost reading this. Caleb is growing up in this story and Caleb's father's role in the cocktail that unlocks human's latent paranormal abilities is explained further. Clyde was Caleb's first zombie, and Clyde's back story is presented in this book as well. If you've read the first two novels in the series, I highly recommend this one as well.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Death Speaks - Tamara Rose Blodgett

Death Speaks is book two in the Death Series. This novel is free for the kindle. I read the first book, Death Whispers, back in January, and the second and third books are now free. Try to read the series in order or you'll be lost.

Caleb is now a freshman at Kent Paranormal High. He and Jade have been going out for six months and life is good. No zombies all summer. With the new school year that's going to change. Caleb and Tiff are working with the police to find the serial killer who murdered all the kids who's bodies they discovered last year. Between the murders, and the trouble Brett and Carson continue to bring, the gang is going to have an interesting school year. Still a great story. Highly recommended.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Woman King - Evette Davis

Woman King is $1.99 for the kindle. It was free when I downloaded it. Did you know the San Fransisco fog is to cloak the supernatural residents of the city in secrecy?

Olivia Shepherd is a business consultant. She does very well at her job, but lately she's been having some setbacks. Olivia was born an empath, but she has purposely suppressed her talent for her whole life. Now she needs to embrace her abilities to survive an attack by a demon. Once Olivia's eyes are opened to her powers, there is no going back. The story is good and the characters are interesting. I would highly recommend this book to any liberals who still have their heads buried in the sand.

The author portrays tea party politicians as bible thumping totalitarians. The premise of the book is that the world needs to be save from conservatives and embrace progressives in order to survive the apocalypse. Supernaturals have banded together to steer humans in the right (left) direction. The main character is so far to the left she makes Nancy Pelosi sound like Ronald Reagan. I'd love to find out what happens to Olivia and her new friends, but not bad enough to put up with more of the liberal bilge this author is spewing.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The First Night - M.S. Fowle

The First Night is book one in the First series. This book is free for the kindle. This story is yet another take on the vampire versus werewolf conflict, but one with an interesting twist.

Alex is a young women who fights monsters. She's been doing it since she was twelve. When a mysterious man saves Alex's life, and she returns the favor, an unlikely alliance is forged. If this alliance can stand against long held prejudices, it just may allow the final descruction of the monsters known as Chimeras. Very little character development, but little is needed. This tale is mostly violent action. Recommended with that caveat.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Survival - A.M. Hargrove

Survival is the first book in the Guardians of Vesturon series. This novel is free for the kindle. It may be overpriced. This is a supernatural romance for young adults.

Madeline Mariah Pearce is a college student. Maddie has lost both parents. She considers herself a loner. When Maddie is almost murdered by a serial killer, she is rescued by Guardians. Her world takes another wrenching turn at that point. This turn is only made worse when she realizes she's in love with one of her rescuers.

This book contains flashbacks that sometimes make it hard to tell when you are in the book. The language is stilted and awkward at times. The author clearly loves their words. So much so that they repeat themselves from time to time. They never describe something with one adjective when they can use half a dozen or more. A reader's digest condensed version of this book would be a novella at best. I read the whole novel because the idea behind the story is interesting. The execution is not. The worst part is the ending. The cliff hanger is blatant and annoying. I'm probably never reading one by this author again. I don't even care if the Maddie dies or not at this point. Not recommended.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Sea of Storms - Mark Whiteway

The Sea of Storms is book one in the Lodestone series. This novel is free for the kindle. This excellent story is about an alien world with three suns, where a small band try to free their planet from tyranny.

Shann is a orphan. Shann was left without parents when her mother and father were taken as tribute to the prophet. When Shann witnesses a strange man trying to block a Keltar from exacting more tributes, she tries to aid him. The result is Shann running for her life. Shann eventually joins with the man and others to fight back against the prophet's abuse of the Kelanni. They discover that the prophet is more than a tyrant. The prophet plans the destruction of the world as the Kelanni know it. To stop this destruction, Shann and her band must cross the Sea of Storms. This is great story, peopled by aliens of several races, set in a world full of strange alien creatures, and full of danger, deceit, and courage. Very highly recommended.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Deepest Cut - J.A. Templeton

The Deepest Cut is the first novel in the MacKinnon Curse series. This book is free for the kindle. This is a young adult romance novel with a twist. Can you fall in love with a ghost?

Riley Williams is 16 years old. Riley was in a car accident with her mother, and her mother didn't survive. Ever since then Riley has been able to see ghosts. Riley's father moved the whole family, Riley, Shane her younger brother, and himself, from Portland Oregon to Braemar Scotland. It was ostensibly as a work transfer, but mainly to get get Riley away from bad memories and bad influences. Unfortunately, living in a Scottish inn, that's hundreds of years old, presents problems for a girl who can see ghosts.

There are some spirits who want Riley's help and some who want her dead. Riley has to find a way to break a centuries old curse, and stay alive while doing it. This is an excellent book. I'd recommend it for any young adult readers. There's plenty of suspense and scary to go around, and some spirited romance, if you'll pardon the pun. Very highly recommended.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dinosauria A Memory of Time - J. Rock

Dinosauria A Memory of Time is free for the kindle. This novel is the first in the Dinosauria series. This is a time travel story with a twist.

Jack Pennywise is a paleontology graduate student. Without knowing it, Jack has become the most important person in the world. Probably multiple worlds. The problem is that Jack is already dead. Or is he. Jack's professor is certain that dinosaurs didn't become extinct from a meteor hit, but from a disease. Going back in time is the only way to prove it. But what if the disease that destroyed dinosaurs could also infect humans? An interesting take on time travel and a romping adventure to boot. The ending is just plain awkward though. Still highly recommended.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Seeker - T. M. Hunter

Seeker is free for the kindle. This is a novella. It's short, only 64 pages, but when you're done you wish it was much longer. It makes a good introduction to the author.

Aston West is a space pirate. When he's boarded entering the Bariana system, Aston isn't carrying any contraband. The problem is there's a Seeker on the assault vessel that stopped his ship, and she can read minds. Aston's mind contains secrets he can't, make that shouldn't, reveal. With the help of his ship's computer Jeanie, who can hack just about anything, Aston is doing his best to survive the Bariana system. At least the Seeker is female and cute. This is a very entertaining story. Short but worth the read. Highly recommended.

My Familiar Stranger - Victoria Danann

My Familiar Stranger is the first novel in the Order of the Black Swan series. This book is free for the kindle. This is an adult book with some very adult scenes. The story makes it worth wading through them though.

Elora Laiken was born a princess in her world. It was too dangerous for her there, so her mentor pushed her through a portal between worlds and changed her life forever. Elora was rescued by the Order of the Black Swan. Their mission is to hunt and kill vampire. Elora is still in danger, but now she's becoming dangerous herself. Her biggest problem is who to give her heart to. Lots of suspense, danger, action, and a large explicit dose of romance. Highly recommended.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Honour of the Knights - Stephen Sweeney

The Honour of the Knights is the first novel in the Battle for the Solar System series. This book is free for the kindle. If you like epic space battles this is the book for you.

Simon Dodds is a starfighter pilot in the Confederation Stellar Navy, but he's currently on suspension. Simon is called back to duty early to take part in a top secret project to pilot a new generation of starfighter called the ATAF, the Advanced Tactical Assault Fighter. But something isn't right. There is information that Simon, and the White Knights squadron he flies with, are not being told. The survival of the Confederation could be dependent on the ATAF and nobody is explaining why. This story is full of intrigue, suspense, and some awesome space battles. I have to warn that the story is great, but the presentation has some formatting problems and some spelling issues. The spelling is partly because the author is British and they spell things funny. Or we do. Still highly recommended. Books two and three in the series are out there waiting.