Fire Baptized is a unique book that has such a good story line and plot. I was hooked from the start.
Lanore is a mixed breed or as they are know in tFire Baptized is a unique book that has such a good story line and plot. I was hooked from the start.
Lanore is a mixed breed or as they are know in the habitat a Mixie. She can create fire which comes in handy for her. Some in an emergency and some funny moments. She lives in a caged city where everyone has a mark on their forehead that identifies their species. Mixies are second class citizens to the Supernaturals, aka Supes. Lanore lives with her ex-boyfriend MeShack who is also a shifter, a were-cheetah. They have somewhat of a different relationship, sometimes friends, sometimes more. But there is another guy that Lanore is interested in, Zulu. He is a white guy that shifts into a big black guy with wings.
One night on here way home, Lanore stumbles upon a murder in progress. While she cannot make out what the killer looks like the killer knows who she is. When a note from the killer is left at her apartment, Lanore enlists the help of MeShack and Zulu to help her figure out who the killer is before she becomes the next victim. It's not long before bodies start piling up and the investigation becomes more intense. It seems that the killer is sacrificing each victim to a certain African-American God. Will Lanore and her friends become the next victims or will they find the killer in time?
I really enjoyed the author's style of writing. She combined supernaturals, African-American religion, all with a murder mystery twist. Then add the romance, which at times is somewhat erotica in my opinion and you end up with a great story. While the romance is steamy at times it doesn't take over the story. The murder mystery is the main story line in this book. I liked all of the characters with their own unique personality and brand. I would like to continue with this series and see how everything plays out. There is more that happened that I hope we see in the rest of the series. Overall a great book that would appeal to urban fantasy, murder mystery, and supernatural fans. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way....more
The Nature of Grace is one incredible heart pounding read. I was drawn in right from the start.
Grace lives in the mountains and has grown up in the woThe Nature of Grace is one incredible heart pounding read. I was drawn in right from the start.
Grace lives in the mountains and has grown up in the woods learning survival skills from her dad. That is until he came up missing. Grace is on a mission to find out what happened to her dad. Everyone in the town seems to think he is dead and that it was an accident. Grace doesn't think this is true. Her dad knows the woods like the back of his hand. While the story focuses mainly on her finding out what happened to her dad Grace also discovers some disturbing things going on. While in the woods one day she discovers two men bear poaching. When she tries to get away she is rescued by Mo, a handsome guy about her age. Grace and Mo become almost inseparable while hanging out in the mountains/woods. They go fishing a lot and together they discover they have more in common than just the love of the woods.
This book has so much to offer that I don't want to give to much of the story away. There is lots of action, suspense and romance to keep you hooked throughout the story. I really enjoyed reading this, it's been a while since I have read anything other than fantasy. There is a cliffhanger ending that will not disappoint. There is also a survival tip at the beginning of each chapter which I thought was pretty cool, learned some things. Looking forward to reading more from this author. This e-arc was provided to me for review by the author. This did not affect my review in any way....more
Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood is a quick read with a lot packed into it. You will not want to put it down once you start reading it. It is full of mysNightmare at Camp Forrestwood is a quick read with a lot packed into it. You will not want to put it down once you start reading it. It is full of mystery and suspense.
Holly, a senior in high school is a new student at Madison High. She hasn't made many friends and is excited to go camping with the senior class. She talks her friend Erin who is kind of an outcast into going to even though she is pretty much against it. They are not allowed to take cell phones or any kind of electronic devices on this trip. They are going to stay at Camp Forrestwood, a place with some gruesome stories. The first night while they are having a campfire things really start to pick up with the story. People start coming up missing and then are found dead. Who is the killer and who will end up dead?
The author is such a great storyteller. I felt like I was right there camping with everyone. I could imagine myself being in that scene looking over my shoulder the whole time. This is the second book that I have read by this author. Let me tell you she writes some great mysteries. I could not figure out who the killer was and was quite shocked when they were revealed at the end. There is lots of mystery and suspense. Just to add one more thing that I liked...I thought the way the author brought the characters together was great. Sometimes in high school, people are separated by who they are, jocks, geeks, etc. When things started going wrong, this didn't matter, everyone stuck together.
I'm a fan of this author and look forward to see what she is going to come up with next. This book was provided to me by the author and/or publisher for review. This did not affect my review in any way....more
I received this e-book from the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
The story starts off in the present with Liv and her bestI received this e-book from the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
The story starts off in the present with Liv and her best friend Jedd. She wants to tell him that she's a human oracle of earth but not sure how to tell him. Liv also doesn't know that Jedd seems to know things that humans should not know about the spirit world. She also thinks that she wants to be more than friends with him. Then the story jumps to the past and tells of how the guardians came about and how they became Liv, Meena, Brayan, and Laith's guardians. It goes on to tell the story of each human oracle, how they grew up and how they found out that they were oracles and had guardians. Then back in the present where the story really takes off. They know they are soul sucking Aengels and Daevas around they just don't know who they are yet.
All four human oracles are running for positions in the freshman class student government. That is how they meet and find out about one another. Together they seek out the Aengels and Daevas and find out who is behind the murders in the city.
This story drew my in from the first page and when I had time to read I just didn't want to stop. I liked how strong all the characters were on their own and as a group. The relationships between the couples was good, I would like to see Liv and Jedd become a couple, although maybe it will be a love triangle with Beau included. The storyline was well written and it took me back to when I was in high school. I was somewhat shocked of how it ended but looking forward to reading the next two books. This was a really good read and I'm recommending it....more
I received this as an ARC e-book from Harlequin Teen through NetGalley. This did not affect my review in any way.
I have been wanting to read this bookI received this as an ARC e-book from Harlequin Teen through NetGalley. This did not affect my review in any way.
I have been wanting to read this book for awhile now. When I read the summary I thought this is something different, something that I haven't read before. I thought it was going to be somewhat different than what it is. I was surprised in a good way though.
It starts off with Kate and her dying mother moving to Michigan from New York. Kate starts school and meets a couple people. One night she is heading to a party with her friend Ava. There is an accident and Ava almost dies. There Kate meets Henry who heals Ava on the condition that Kate spend six months in the manor with him. She thinks he is crazy but agrees to it. A couple days later when he comes to take her she thinks he is crazy and turns down the deal. The next day she finds out that Ava is dead because she didn't go with Henry. Her mother is getting worse so she decides that maybe Henry could heal her mother. She moves into the Eden Manor with Henry for six months. As part of the deal Kate has to take seven tests and pass them and then she will become Henry's wife and partner in ruling the underworld. While she sleeps she gets to dream of spending time with her mother. This is where the story really starts.
I don't want to give away any more away than I already have. I have to say that I LOVED this book. The cover is gorgeous. I fell in love with the story and the characters. I liked how as I was reading it I never knew what the tests or the results were until the end of the book. Despite thinking Henry and the entire thing was crazy at first Kate finally comes around and decides that this is for real. It was a real thought out story, I loved all the characters. They each have their own unique personality and place. The way that the story played out for Kate and Henry's relationship was so sweet. All the other things that happened through out I loved reading too. The almost murder that happened, I was so shocked when I found out who the murder of the past girls was. When they meet the council in the end, I was again shocked to find out who the council members really were. When the last one came through the door my mouth literally fell open. The ending was so good but kinda sad that Kate is gone for the summer, but I like the friend that she is spending it with. Then there is fall and winter to come again.
I cannot wait to read the next one in this series. I'm hoping for some more romance in the next one. This is an author to watch out for. This was an amazing story and I have to say once again that I LOVED it!...more