In the New Adult novel, Lost in the Beat by Gracen Miller, we're submerged once again into the rocker lives of Gracen Miller's characters in the Hot W...moreIn the New Adult novel, Lost in the Beat by Gracen Miller, we're submerged once again into the rocker lives of Gracen Miller's characters in the Hot Wired Series. I couldn't get enough of Fang in book one, but book two has hip-bumped the band's vocalist aside and drummer boy Jase is now in the lead.
In book one, Rockin' the Heart, Jase was portrayed as an overprotective brother who's set in his ways. In book two, we find that's not all there is to Jase Collins. We see a side of him that we didn't know existed when he's called to a paternity hearing. Yes, his crazy one night stands have finally landed him in court and with a pitter patter of little feet. But when Jase and his lawyer decide to settle outside of court, he doesn't expect to find Fallon sitting pretty in the room where the settlement is to take place. He quickly finds that Fallon, the one girl that spiked his interest enough to have made him hire an investigator to track her down, is more stubborn than he.
Now, the question is, will this relationship end in a custody battle, or will it end in a fight to win Fallon over? You'll have to read it to find out.
The best thing about this series, aside from the great character development, is that each book carries its own storyline and can be read as a stand alone book. Of course, you might be left out of the loop on the intros to the other characters' backstories if you don't pick up the series from book one, Rockin' the Heart, which I highly recommend you read, too. However, Miller does revisit and remind us of these backstories in paraphrased inner dialogue, so the story is very easy to follow.
In regards to the quality of Gracen Miller's writing style in this book, I'd say it's like a savory cake⎯layered with great prose, frosted with romance, and sprinkled with steamy scenes that'll make your eyes widen at first sight. And having said that, I rate this book 5 steamy brilliant stars.
*I recommend this book to readers 18+ years and older. (less)
The Immortal Game is a story of modern mythology at its most creative and finest. Joannah Miley takes us on an adventure with Ruby, an independent and...moreThe Immortal Game is a story of modern mythology at its most creative and finest. Joannah Miley takes us on an adventure with Ruby, an independent and lonely girl who seeks to make her father—although deceased—proud. When Ruby walks into a coffeehouse, to forget the war that's raging around her and to study, she's asked to play a game of chess by the mysterious Ash; she declines. But Ash is so adamant (and let's not leave out gorgeous) that she takes him up on the challenge. After a tactical game, Ruby wins and leaves Ash awestruck. Ash becomes obsessed with Ruby's game and wants to understand how she could have possibly beat him in the area that his existence revolves around: No, not chess, but strategy and war. Oh yes, my friends, Ash is no ordinary human; he's Ares, the god of war.
Ruby soon discovers that Ash aka Ares is adventurous, a gentleman, and oh-so-swoon-wothy! It isn't long before the two realize that the electricity they've been feeling between them is sparking up a lot of romantic tension. For Ruby it's like a breath of fresh exhilarating air. Ash/Ares is just as lovestruck. But there's just one problem: Zeus, the god of gods, won't approve their relationship.
So what's a guy and girl to do when Zeus makes them a proposition? Easy. Embark on an adventure that'll secure their love.
If you're looking for a new kind of twist on Greek Mythology, you'll find it in Joannah Miley's book, The Immortal Game. (less)
Gracen Miller's Rockin' the Heart goes a beat above the rest. This New Adult Contemporary Romance had me hooked at first glance with the main characte...moreGracen Miller's Rockin' the Heart goes a beat above the rest. This New Adult Contemporary Romance had me hooked at first glance with the main character's monologue in the opening scene. As a seasoned writer, Miller delivers a unique story with the right amount of steamy romance, incredible character development, and a third-degree burning anticipation for that first kiss.
Sam, the saucy main character, is in love with the one man that's off limits—her brother's best friend, Heath "Fang" Fangor. Heath is the sex icon rock star that every girl dreams of, but no girl's been able to claim. When Sam playfully pushes Heath's buttons, little does she know that he'll push hers right back and harder. Is he genuinely interested in her, or is he playing the rockstar game he plays with every girl? Filled with self-doubt and confused, Sam puts up a fight, but Heath won't back down. And as if Sam's life wasn't already complicated enough, she also has to deal with her brother, Jase, who happens the be the band's drummer and her only family. Looks like Sam might be the cause of Hot Wired's band breakup if she doesn't play the right notes. Readers, get ready to have your world rocked!(less)
I always wondered how mediums, psychics and intuitves were able to manifest into words what they perceived; this book gives great insight into that an...moreI always wondered how mediums, psychics and intuitves were able to manifest into words what they perceived; this book gives great insight into that and more.(less)
When Adaminia turns the knob to a door that seems to call out to her, she never expects it to be the doorway into another world. She meets new people...moreWhen Adaminia turns the knob to a door that seems to call out to her, she never expects it to be the doorway into another world. She meets new people and runs into old friends that she never expected to meet again. As the story progresses, Adaminia finds out that her life is a lot more complicated than having a mentally unstable aunt to care for. What will happen on Adaminia's journey as she finds that the fate of humanity is in her hands?
Arlene Lagos has written a Sci-fi adventure that brings together forces of good and evil, battling to take over the worlds she has so vividly portrayed in this story. The scenes are well imagined and the characters keep true to their personalities. I can't wait to read book two and find out what happens next in Arlene Lagos's Beyond Earth Series. (less)
Easy step by step guide with tips that helps authors understand the basics of forming a street team and maintaining it. A must read for established an...moreEasy step by step guide with tips that helps authors understand the basics of forming a street team and maintaining it. A must read for established and rising authors.(less)
Hunting Christ by Ken Policard is a tale of the faithful and the fallen and of the wager between God and the devil that sets human existence in the un...moreHunting Christ by Ken Policard is a tale of the faithful and the fallen and of the wager between God and the devil that sets human existence in the unknowing hands of the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. The story blends the lives of people that - either, by fate or by providence - come together to track a serial killer that has been at large for 33 years. Leading the case is FBI Agent Mas, who staggers along a blind trail, lacking of clues and with a butchery of victims that began in the city of New Orleans and ultimately transitions to the nation of Haiti.
Policard delivers a descriptive, well-weaved plot, with twists that will make any reader gasp. Knit tightly are historical accounts, legends and myths that ornately provide the platform for the ongoing storyline. The personages in this story are well developed, carrying their own voice and personality in tune and in accord to their roles throughout the novel.
Mystery, culture, religion and carnage are the elements that will strongly bind the reader to this story, leaving them agape in the thought that two of the book's primordial characters may well be walking among us. In the wake for the resolve, you may even find yourself asking, "Would Jesus do it again?"
Whether you are an enthusiast of thrills and mystery or simply a fan of great literature, you will be sure to find yourself listing "Hunting Christ" as a personal favorite and anxiously awaiting the debut of Policard's enthralling story on film. (less)