Amaranth is not your typical vampire novel. The author takes a somewhat different turn. The ending will leave you wanting more!
Camille has had bad lucAmaranth is not your typical vampire novel. The author takes a somewhat different turn. The ending will leave you wanting more!
Camille has had bad luck with boyfriends, the last two were physically abusive to her. After moving to southern Louisiana to escape the first one she is now working at a small bookstore trying to move on with her life fro the second abusive ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately her last ex-boyfriend Andrew will not let their relationship end.
In between boyfriends Camille spent a short time in Paris while on vacation. It's there that she met Gavin, a great guy who she later runs into while working at the bookstore. They decide to go on a double date with his friend Gabe and her best friend Audrey who is in town for a visit. Both relationships progress very quickly. Camille has no idea what is in store for her. She quickly finds out that her best friend has become a vampire. Things really start progressing from then on. Audrey, Gabe and Gavin have to go to Amaranth to get their curse lifted so that they can be mortals again. When Camille learns that they might never return, she takes matters into her own hands. She enters a portal to Amaranth where she meets the vampire Samira, the mother of all vampires. Although now she has no idea that she has just walked into a trap that will lead her into a war between vampires.
The beginning of the book was a bit slow for me but as I continued to read on I realized that it was all part of the story building. The things that happened in the beginning make sense as the story progresses. The last part of the book is really good and the ending had my jaw dropping. Overall a a great story. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this trilogy. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way....more
WOW...what can I say about Nowhere Train? Well author Allie Burke has drawn me into another wonderful dark story. When I was told that it was tied intWOW...what can I say about Nowhere Train? Well author Allie Burke has drawn me into another wonderful dark story. When I was told that it was tied into another series of her's, the Enchanters, that I loved I knew I wanted to read it.
The story is set in post apocalyptic time of what used to be Malibu, California. There are three groups of people, the Holies (hippie like, who don't speak and are pretty easy going), the Gunners (will and do kill anything in their way) and the Enders (zombies). Jett and her family are Holies who come in contact with Devlin, a mortal enemy. When Devlin's father finds out that he is being friendly with Jett, things turn dark. It seems as though a war is going to start and continue between them.
The author writes a very raw, dark story that is very easy to visualize. I liked seeing references of the characters from the Enchanters series and how they tie into these characters. There is romance, which I always love, suspense and lots of action. Overall a great read. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way. ...more
Sherwood's End is a love story to end all love stories. It will take you on a thrilling, heart wrenching and emotional ride. You truly will not want tSherwood's End is a love story to end all love stories. It will take you on a thrilling, heart wrenching and emotional ride. You truly will not want to put this down once you start reading it.
When strange things start happening at the elite Pinnacle Boarding School for girls, Robin's former school, Robin and Creek know they must figure out what is going on. With the help of Granny Tinker's magical spells and the Stone of Thieves Robin and Creek will embark on one wild ride.
They have been through so much together already, from Robin showing up at Turtle Shores, falling in love, and traveling to Italy to find out about her mom. Now they will finally know the truth about Creek's parents and what led to the life that made Creek who he is today.
I fell in love with Sherwood Flynn right from the beginning. The way that he swept Caroline off her feet to their tragic ending. I was so engrossed in the story that I sometimes forgot that I was reading a book and not actually there with the characters. When you read Sherwood's End you will understand what I am talking about. I could go on and on about what scenes I loved and what happened but I don't want to give away any spoilers.
This is such a wonderful, dark at times, love story. There is lots of romance, and some scenes are more mature themed. I was surprised by the revelations of the characters backgrounds. By the end we will know the truth and any loose ends are all tied up. I loved that the story took us back to Turtle Shores. The people there are so unique, fun and magical. I wish that there were more books in this series because I didn't want it to end.
I really enjoy the writing style of the author. The stories and the characters are so real that it makes for some really great story telling. If you enjoy an amazing love story that you need to read this series!
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Stone Of Thieves has taken on a whole new feel and a change up with some of the plot from the first book. The first one, Robin in the Hood, was a fun,Stone Of Thieves has taken on a whole new feel and a change up with some of the plot from the first book. The first one, Robin in the Hood, was a fun, lighthearted YA story. Stone Of Thieves has taken on somewhat of a darker theme. Robin and Creek are now 18 and things have gotten hotter between them. This story went from YA to NA very quickly. I couldn't put it down. You will not be disappointed, this is a must read!
The story picks up shortly after where the first one left off. Robin and Creek are heading to Italy to try and find Robin's mother. It's not long after they arrive that their lives are put into danger. They have people trying to kill them and have no one to trust but each other. They are on the run and have no where to hide but with the gypsies. This group of gypsies has known and loved Robin's mother for years. Now all she can do is hope that they know if her mother is still alive and if so where has she been hidden for the past 18 years.
Robin continues to have visions of her late ancestors. She is trying to figure out what it all means. Does the ruby stone really have magical powers or is it cursed? Robin's grandfather will do anything to get the ruby stone back.
I really enjoyed learning about the gypsy culture and how everything comes together. I liked the gypsies in this book but I was starting to miss the people back at Turtle Shores. I was surprised by the events and people that changed things up yet again near the end. This series just continues to surprise me. The adventure, suspense, action and romance gets better and better with each new book and I love it. This book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way....more
The Turning Tides is the final book in this series. It has been quite a journey for Marina, her family and friends. If another book would be written iThe Turning Tides is the final book in this series. It has been quite a journey for Marina, her family and friends. If another book would be written in the future I would love to read it. It would be great to see the characters in the future. But for now I am happy to have read such a great series.
Marina continues to be one strong young lady who just seems to find trouble no matter where she is. Her relationship with Ethan is tested once again but this time I wasn't sure if it would survive. The author brings in some new characters into the story that shake things up. The story mainly focuses on Marina but we do get a few updates from some of my other favorites throughout. There is a lot more suspense and action in this book than there was in the previous ones. It seemed more intense and I found myself not wanting to put it down. With the new characters comes some surprising news. Marina must figure out who she can really trust because her life and the lives of the mermaids depends on it.
When I finished reading, I was happy with how the series ended. I am going to miss reading about the characters that I have come to enjoy. Overall a great series that I would recommend. I will be on the lookout for more stories from this author. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way. ...more
Robin In The Hood really surprised me. When I was asked to review it I thought alright it sounds good. Well it was better than good, it totally blew mRobin In The Hood really surprised me. When I was asked to review it I thought alright it sounds good. Well it was better than good, it totally blew me away. I haven’t read a book that I enjoyed reading so much in a while. I read it in a short time and didn’t want to put it down.
Robin is living in all girls’ boarding school where everyone is rich and fake. Her father is a wealthy lawyer who only cares about making money and having the finer things in life. Living a life of luxury, maids and nannies is all Robin has known her entire life.
That is until her dad suffers a stroke and their world comes tumbling down. Robin is shocked to find out that her family is broke. People are after her dad for money he owes. When Robin sees a chance at the hospital to get her dad out and make a run for it that is what she does. She steals a car and tries to rob a bank but all does not go as she planned. They end up at Turtle Shores trailer park. It’s here that she meets some really odd, loving, country people. Robin thinks that they are just a bunch of crazy white trailer trash. Somewhere that they can hide until she can figure out what to do next. She has no idea the truth that she will uncover about her family’s history.
I fell in love with Creek as soon as he made an appearance. He is this gorgeous, bad boy outlaw, a kind of person that Robin has never come into contact with. At first she doesn’t like him and doesn’t really want to be around him. That is until something happens and she sees how protective he is of his little brother Dooley. I loved the story of Robin, who went from riches to rags.
I found myself laughing at all the crazy wild things that went on and was said at Turtle Shores. I also really enjoyed how Robin and Creek’s relationship developed. The way that he made her see how you can love people and be truly happy with pretty much nothing. The way that she overcame her feelings and anger towards her dad made me happy for them.
While there are some sad situations that are going on there is so much humor, romance, action and suspense that you will keep you glued to this story. Oh and can’t forget about those crazy TNT boys and their explosives. Just some of the colorful characters in this amazingly written story. The situations that Robin and Creek find themselves in while trying to get money will have you laughing too.
This is a must read that I highly recommend! I need to get the other books in this series soon. This book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way. ...more
The Gatekeeper's Forbidden Secret surprised me. It is geared for a younger audience but as a thirty something adult I enjoyed reading it.
Colin and hiThe Gatekeeper's Forbidden Secret surprised me. It is geared for a younger audience but as a thirty something adult I enjoyed reading it.
Colin and his sister Addy get into a bit of trouble with their parents one day while out looking for their lost dog Buddy. So as punishment they have to go to a friend of their father's to help work around his castle for the summer. It's here that they meet the owner's nephew Peter. The three of them become instant friends. Colin and Addy share an incredible and almost unbelievable story with Peter. But together they hope that they can uncover the truth and find a missing piece that could help them get their dog back. Peter will do anything he can to help his new friends but at the same time keeping his own secret hidden.
I had fun reading this story, it is quite an adventure. The author describes everything with such detail that I felt as though I was there in the castle with them. It took me back to my childhood when my friends and I would get ourselves into some crazy adventures. The characters are very likeable and the story is well written. I would give this a 3.5 star rating. You will get lost in the story and be on a wild ride adventure with Colin, Addy, Peter and some unusual friends they meet along the way. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way....more