Beneath the Dune is the story of Tucker, a sports editor working at the local newspaper, who is sent to investigate a story. Visiting the place whereBeneath the Dune is the story of Tucker, a sports editor working at the local newspaper, who is sent to investigate a story. Visiting the place where a child's remnants are found, he is contacted by a ghost who wants a past wrong righted. As Tucker digs deeper into a world of crimes swept under the rug, Tucker's dreams start to reveal more and more that might just put his own sanity to the test. I thought Beneath the Dune was a clever and well written mystery full of great twists. The writing was captivating and kept me glued to every page. The plot was well laid out and kept me guessing throughout. Highly recommended read if you like a good mystery that is not predictable....more
John and Jane are your normal couple, married after they were childhood sweethearts, now with kids and a family life others would envy, albeit they'reJohn and Jane are your normal couple, married after they were childhood sweethearts, now with kids and a family life others would envy, albeit they're not exactly rich. But things slowly start to change after Jane visits a rock concert and suddenly things they wouldn't even dream of start coming in, turning John and Jane's life upside down. As Jane is thrown into a world of glitz and glamour, everything she ever thought mattered to her starts to lose its spark and her marriage hits the rocks. Facing temptation all around them, John and Jane's lives couldn't take a more different turn.
I thought Bright Lights & Champagne was a wicked read full of drama and emotion. Jane and her husband seemed so very real; her marriage was portrayed with all its ups and downs, which made it extremely easy for me to get lost in the story and forget the time of day. The two things that stroke me as amazing about this book was the level of writing with its beautiful prose and ability to convey emotion, as well as the fantastic character development that gave me a sense of being right there with the characters, going through what they were going through and feeling what they were feeling. This was a fantastic read I can only recommend if you want a past-paced plot, lots of drama and a rollercoaster ride with your emotions. Thoroughly enjoyed. ...more
Jonathan is an aspiring magician in the city of Caithii and everything seems to be running according to plan for him. Until he meets Bixby who's a faiJonathan is an aspiring magician in the city of Caithii and everything seems to be running according to plan for him. Until he meets Bixby who's a fairy. Bixby has done something to enrage Mother, which has set events into motion that might just mean the end of Bixby, but Jonathan is determined to protect his friend. Together with his Master, Jonathan is prepared to do what no magician would ever dare.
Jonathan is an interesting character coming from a good background. He's earnest, hard-working and loyal to his friends. Bixby is someone who doesn't quite fit into Jonathan's life and plans. I liked the contrast in characters there. The River Runes was a great read for both children and adults. It was a colourful read set in a fantasy world that seemed believable and well developed. I enjoyed the paranormal aspects of the magicians and how they protect the city and its mortal inhabitants. Young readers will enjoy Jonathan's development from a teen into something much bigger carrying a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. The importance of friendship is emphasised throughout the book, which makes The River Runes an excellent gift for kids and teens, not least to help them build self-esteem and teach them friendship and responsibility along the way. The language was age appropriate with good description that made it easy for me to understand how Caithiir is built. All in all, an interesting read for the young and the young at heart, which I enjoyed very much. Would definitely recommend to parents and their kids as well as anyone who's interested in magic and fantasy. ...more
After reading and enjoying Marked, the first book in the Soul Guardians series, I naturally had to pick up Elemental. The story continues where MarkedAfter reading and enjoying Marked, the first book in the Soul Guardians series, I naturally had to pick up Elemental. The story continues where Marked left off: Kara has died in an unexpected accident and has found herself in Heaven where she joins the huge legions of angels that are soul savers. Her job is to save souls from the demons who try to destroy them. What Kara didn't know in the first book is that she was marked and that the demons where after her in the first place. After proving that she isn't a traitor, Kara with the help of her mentor, David, got to keep her role as a soul saver. But luck is no longer on her side when she accidentally strikes a guardian angel and almost kills him. Hurting a fellow angel is an unforgivable mistake, so Kara is banished from Heaven and incarcerated in Tartarus. There, she's not only faced with the difficult decision of giving up her love for David because romance between angels is forbidden, she also finds out that the demons she's been fighting have taken her mortal mother's soul. Kara knows she'll never be able to forgive herself if she doesn't save her mother's soul. But with everyone hunting her down, this might just prove an impossible task.
I thought Marked was a new and never been done before take on young adult paranormal romance, but Elemental was just phenomenal. What I liked best was the author's ability to convey emotion and create an intricate and believable world. The tension kept me on the edge of my seat, turning page after page to find out whether Kara's mission would succeed and whether she would really sacrifice the love of her life for a greater good. If you're looking for a well written paranormal book with great characters, mystery and suspense that is new and different, this series is exactly what you're looking for. I hope there's going to be more....more
Oh my goodness, what a beginning!!! I thought I wasn't reading right, and then I realised yes, that's exactly what it is. I was scared to move beyondOh my goodness, what a beginning!!! I thought I wasn't reading right, and then I realised yes, that's exactly what it is. I was scared to move beyond page one because of all the drama and tension. Maeve Haile is your normal woman, happily married to Spenser with two teenage sons. As a library assistant, Maeve loves her job. She's into mysteries big time, so when she sees her neighbour with a woman other his wife, her curiosity is peeked and she feels compelled to investigate who the woman is. The problem is, no one at the library seems to have seen her.
I loved the mystery of this one and the writing is superb. Maureen Mullis is slowly morphing into one of my favourite authors because she knows how to tell a tale and keep up the suspense. The writing's is fantastic, the voice drew me in straight away. If you haven't read this one, go on and download the sample chapters and you'll see what I'm talking about. This is a fabulous, edge-of-your-seat book I thoroughly enjoyed, and I'm sure you will too. ...more
This must be the most inventive story I've read in a long time. I absolutely loved Mira because she's confident and feisty but with a feminine and allThis must be the most inventive story I've read in a long time. I absolutely loved Mira because she's confident and feisty but with a feminine and alluring side to her. I thought the paranormal elements were fantastic and so very different to anything that's flooding the paranormal fiction market. The mystery of the medallion kept me at the edge of my seat. Can't wait to find out more about Mira's past lives and her connections to the men who've mysteriously entered her life.
Lenore Wolfe's writing is flawless and she sure knows how to keep up the suspense and build drama. That's rare to find in an author. The characters were mysterious and thrilling. I kept turning one page after another until I read the whole book in one setting. Can't wait for the next book in the series to find out what happens next. Thoroughly recommended read. Don't miss out on this most original story....more
I'm the writer so I'm probably biased :-) Either way, I love this book. Cass was my favourite character to write because she's quirky and someone you'I'm the writer so I'm probably biased :-) Either way, I love this book. Cass was my favourite character to write because she's quirky and someone you'd have a lot of fun with. She's also different, a bad girl who tries really hard to be good, and she stands out from the crowd. My second favourite character from the book is Patricia aka the Seer, who's bound to a haunted bakery. I'd love to dedicate a whole book to her one day....more