Christina Condy

Biography

Mother of 3 fabulous girls, and 2 step-sons. I home educate my youngest son and spend my time writing and reading.

I currently write reviews for all genre books. I read anything I can get my hands on.

I am currently working on my first novel and hope to have it ready for publication by this time next year.

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Books

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Smashwords book reviews by Christina Condy

  • Angel's Kiss on Sep. 11, 2012

    I received this book from the Author for my honest review. That being said this is a wonderful début novel from Lynne Stevie. Angel's Kiss follows the strange twist that occurs in the life of Alexandria. Lexie is a "happily married" private detective who suddenly finds herself faced with a world she had no idea even existed. A world filled with danger at every turn. A world filled with beings such as immortals and angels and weapons as old as time that only a Dark Angel can wield. This book is a mystery along with being a paranormal/fantasy. This story grabs your attention from the very first page and the timing and character creation is fabulous! The only problem I saw was that it ended. I actually yelled at the book saying NO! You can't end now! What is going to happen next! NOOOOOOOOOOO! I can honestly say that her next book needs to come out NOW so I can find out. Yes I know I'm not very patient am I? But it was just that good. I don't want to go into too many details about the story itself and give the plot or the mystery away but suffice it to say you will be shocked at the twists and turns that happen in Lexie's life. And her husband... Grrrrrr is all I can say... When something looks too good to be true it probably is... This book had just the right amount of blood and gore to get you caught up in the nightmare her life turned into and just enough sex to make you go oh wow. The entire book was well thought out and well written. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery with that paranormal flavour.
  • Antichrist 16: The Becoming on Sep. 18, 2012
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    OMG! What can I say about this book! First let me say I received this book from the Author for my honest review. It is a bit out of the norm for me to read a book that's title has ANYTHING at all to do with religion even slightly. I've studied far too many religions to want to read about them in my leisure time. That being said I can say this book was one of the most interesting, fun, intelligently written books I've read in a long time. First we have young Nathan, who is 16 and finds out quite by accident that he is the antichrist. Okay and if that isn't weird enough his two friends Shayla and Cheeseman are his keepers. I absolutely loved Nathan. He is a fabulously written character. You fall in love with him. His little secret love for Shayla that isn't really all that secret is perfect and exactly what a 16 year old boy would do. Cheeseman has learning disabilities and is such a character. I could picture the three children together perfectly. That says a lot about the Author. I won't go into any details what-so-ever about the story other than to say it was a delightful read. It kept you on the edge of your seat for the entire book. There is a lot of detail in the book but it never has an info-dump which is very good. The information she wants to give you is done in such a way that it entices you the reader to keep going. As for the religious aspect of the book. There is none! I mean sure she mentions the antichrist often and religion as in they go to church or how the preacher does his sermons but there is no preaching of hell fire and damnation if you don't believe. I personally hate that sort of thing. I think as the author wrote in her book that "souls cannot be lost and they don't need to be saved. All of that is a construction, a fabrication to gain and maintain control of a larger populace". It's nice to see that other people think the same thing and have the brains and the nerve to put it in writing. Kudos to C. J. Graves for her book and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to EVERYONE! Young or old alike!
  • Embrace - Kane Wolves, #2 on Sep. 19, 2012
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    This book continues where we left off in Howl. Sophie is the Alpha of two packs but really doesn’t want to be the Alpha and in fact simply wants to be with her family. But strange things happen suddenly with the return of Daniel. Secrets that her Grandfather hid for years are now coming out and are important to the future of their pack. With these secrets and all the discoveries she can not only be Alpha for her pack but basically every pack. But it will come with sacrifices and the question is, is she .willing to make them. In the end she makes the only choice possible for her, and the perfect ending to this wonderful book even though not the end of the tale. I definitely recommend this book and the others in the series. The pace was perfect and I just couldn’t seem to put it down until I reached the end. The story moves along quickly and always is in action of some sort. As for the Characters, I loved Daniel even though I thought he seemed to be so besotted with Sophie that it was almost crazy considering what a strong male he is. Then we have the romance aspect between Sophie and Daniel, her inability to commit due to her feeling overwhelmed by her feelings for him, and she comes off a bit wishy-washy at times. If I have to choose a favorite character from this series so far I would say it is Daniel, he seems loyal, brave, strong and yet so very tender with those he loves. I thought the author truly set the stage for many of the scenes, especially the hunts which made me feel as if I was there. My 9 year old son saw my tablet sitting on the counter while I was cooking tea and he started reading I happened to be at a very intense battle scene and he immediately grabbed the book and started off with it fully intending to keep reading. So I can say that it even caught his attention with its vibrancy. The only thing that was unique is that the wolves strip down before shifting, which is a different take on it and I had a bit of trouble believing that men and women would strip naked in front of each other before shifting. And in a few scenes they shifted without stripping so there was a little bit of inconsistency in that aspect. But other than that there is nothing to complain about. All in all it was a fabulous read for both young and old alike. Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
  • Their Promise (YA Contemporary Romance) on Sep. 22, 2012
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    Okay I started this book and 20 minutes later I was in tears. I don't want to go into ANY details what-so-ever and spoil this book for anyone. What I will say is that Chase is the most adorable boy I've ever had the pleasure of reading about. Hannah is a beautiful young woman. And what happens to them is the stuff of nightmares. I highly recommend this book to ANYONE who wishes a short read. And who wants a good cry. Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
  • The Beast Within on Sep. 22, 2012
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    I have a very mixed feeling in regards to this book. I don't mind short stories as a rule, but this one left me saying okay that's it? I'll try to explain without giving away the book. Karina is a young woman who has been living with her boyfriend Ian for years. Its begun to stale and he says he wants to take a break. Enter Xavier the bad boy and Karina suddenly finds herself in a world she hasn't a clue about. The action in the book starts fairly quickly and the story moves along fairly well. It was about a 30 minute read for me so that shows how long/short it is. But I just felt that the Author could have done so much more with the story. It felt more like an outline of what the story is going to be. You don't get a good feel for any of the characters, which isn't unusual in a short story, but in this case I think that it could have been a BETTER short story if she had spent a little bit of time on character creation. Some of the scenes felt forced and didn't seem to have a good flow. The end of the book comes abruptly and leaves you saying okay what just happened and why did it end there? It seemed to me to be unfinished. I will say that it was a quick read and a decent story if you're looking for something quick and easy to read. Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
  • Project ELE on Sep. 25, 2012

    Project ELE is a page turner. We meet Willow who is in a shelter with her father and her younger brother and mother. I immediately fell in love with her younger brother because he just sounded so adorable. What happens next is a family’s worst nightmare. Willow, her father and mother all receive and accepted stamp on their passports but her younger brother does not, so the family decides that Willow and her father would go inside and they mother and brother would remain outside and hope for the family to be re-united in 3 years after the project is over. I can say that the author did an amazing job at character creation because I so wanted to scoop Sebastian up and run off with him to protect him from the evil nurses and government officials. The same can be said for all the characters they all seem so very life-like. The story continues with Connor and Claire and Alec meeting Willow and becoming close friends. They start to adjust to their new lives in the shelter and then they discover that strange and unusual things are going on in what is there new home. If you like stories where the characters start getting paranormal powers and a bit of a mystery of who is behind it you will love the story. The only thing I didn’t like was how the book ended. I thought it was a bit abrupt of an ending. I do recommend this book for YA and Adult readers alike. Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
  • First Sight (The Ivory Series, Book 1) on Oct. 02, 2012

    I received this book from the Author for my honest review. In this book, we have a multitude of characters. Nicola is a strong and willful woman who is obviously looking for love in all the wrong places by going out to pubs and drinking herself sick. Then we have Vaughan a vampire who was made 65 years ago at the age of 22. The interaction between these characters happens fairly quickly and their “love” is almost instant, however I didn’t feel the bond as I do with other characters. The other characters in the book are interesting and the way they are written leaves a lot open for future stories regarding those particular characters. Ivan, Genni, Cassie, Bec even Justin all have a story to tell in some way. And I can honestly say I’d love to see more about them. But back to this story, it is your classic, I’m a vampire, a monster you can’t love me story. Vaughan believes he is a beast; Nicola doesn’t care and loves him anyway. Pretty typical for Vampire books, right? Well not really, since we now have to add into the story the part that Nicola has been a feast for some vampires and has been bitten and drank from but has no memory. Then we add in a love triangle with the crazy vampire who “thinks” she is the one for Vaughan and it makes it more intriguing. Then we add in a vampire who is old, and I do mean OLD. And we have a major drama and mystery to unravel. Why is the coven in town and drinking but not killing? I had never heard of vampires being called a coven before I had always heard them referred to as a nest of vampires but coven works I suppose. Oops rambling…. Back to my review… I believe that this book has all the necessary ingredients for a good story, and in this case a few books. I think that the story of a vampire wishing to be human is an old one but a good one and in this case it works. This story is NOT about a person changing for another person it’s a story about wanting to be something you’re not, in this case Vaughan does not want to be a vampire (can’t say I blame him though can you, I mean no sunrises or sunsets blah). The little twists and turns as they work out who is behind the coven who drank from Nicola is interesting. There was a bit of fluff and Bec and Nicola go out to various “uni parties or pubs” that I didn’t think was truly needed but it did give you a look at what Nicola’s life was like before meeting Vaughan and how she changes after meeting him. I do hope that the author continues on with their story but also Ivan and Cassie’s story because I truly believe that one should be written as well. All in all I give this book a must read status… Do go out and purchase a copy for yourself because you will enjoy it.
  • Wormwood on Oct. 23, 2012

    So I received this book from the Author as a gift for winning a contest on facebook. When I received the book I was thrilled because I had read the blurb. D.H. Nevins was a little worried that I wouldn’t enjoy her book due to my not liking Dystopians. But while this book is “technically” a dystopian novel it is so much more than that. I started reading this book and immediately got sucked into the story. I fell for Kali immediately, she seemed so down to earth, so nice and so very young, and she actually reminded me of my daughters. Then we meet up with him *key sound effects* and all Hell figuratively and literally breaks loose. Tiamat is a Nephilim sent by god to destroy all of humanity and send them for their final judgement. *see not a dystopian simply an end of world because God did it story*… Um where was I? Oh right, I don’t want to give away any spoilers because I insist you go get this fabulous book. After all who can possibly say no to angels and demons? Oh didn’t I mention there is a demon? There is! And the twists that this book takes are going to make you stay up late into the wee hours of the morning reading to find out what happens next. I know I stayed up until 1 in the morning just to get to the end and then nearly cry because it was over. But I know book 2 will be out early next year and I’ll be first in line to grab that so I can continue on this wonderful Journey with Kali. Before I forget, the character creation in this book is great. Kali is likeable and quite a strongly written female and Tiamat is so turned around because of his feelings for Kali that you almost laugh at his stupidity, but in a good way. There are supporting characters as well in the form of other Nephilim and the Demon but while they are critical to the flow of the story they really don’t matter but even those were well written and we got such a strong feeling for some of them that it showed the amount of time this author spent creating this book. The plot was fabulous and the ending was… not over yet I’m afraid since there are more books to come from this author. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Paranormal and especially anyone who loves angel stories or in this case “end of days” stories. Thank you D.H. Nevins for this fabulous gift of entertainment you have provided me with and I hope to see more from you in the very near future.