Dara Brown

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Smashwords book reviews by Dara Brown

  • S.P.I.R.I.T. Fire Storm on Oct. 28, 2012
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    I really enjoyed this book. It was a bit slow at first, but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. Sam and Zander have such chemistry, and it kept me turning the pages! This book is great if you like a steamy paranormal story!!
  • More than Magic: Semester Aboard on Nov. 11, 2012

    This book was great. I was astounded at the complexity of each character, and loved the fact that they all blended together so well. The plot kept me hooked for the entire book, and just when I thought I had figured everything out, new twists and turns would pop up and pull me back into the book. The ending was a bit of a disappointment....but only because I want to know what happens next in the lives of the characters! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a paranormal fan!
  • The Brown House on Jan. 29, 2013
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    This book was great! From the start to the finish, I was enthralled; couldn't put the book down. It is well written, and the characters come to life! I felt like I was transported into the book, and was a character in the book watching the story unfold. The descriptions were very vivid, and I could easily picture the scenes as if I were there! This is a book I will read again!
  • Destine; The Watcher's Trilogy Book 1 on Feb. 27, 2013
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    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and I have to say it is FANTASTIC! I was kind of unsure about the good vs. evil theme and Biblical references, but Katherine Polillo managed to put it together in a way that seemed effortless to read, and I was actually able to understand the allusions to Biblical characters and events. The way she brought the characters together was done in a phenomenal manner. I was pulled into their world, and it is as if I were watching from the sidelines, not reading a book. I was drawn into this book and didn't want to put it down. The only thing that disappointed me was the ending, and that's strictly because I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! :)
  • Kasadya on March 29, 2013
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    First of all, let me state that I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. When I first started reading the book, I had a hard time getting into it, but I kept reading, and I'm so glad that I did! I really enjoyed following Kas as she went from a petulant teenager to a bold woman, who has no fears. The circumstances of her change were the classic 'good vs evil' motif, and they enthralled me and kept me turning the pages! The ending had me begging for more, so I'll definitely be looking for more in this series!
  • Daughter of the Red Dawn on May 31, 2013
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    First of all, let me say I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I must say I was spellbound by the book, and unable to put it down. The transition from the "ordinary world" to Fallada was akin to Dorothy's journey to Oz, and enough to keep you turning pages. I've always been a fan of the Brother's Grimm, so their presence in this story drew me further and further into the plot. Selena's character goes through many internal conflicts, but she is able to focus on the task she has been chosen for, and follow her destiny, all while falling in love. I am waiting on pins and needles for the next book in this series to come out!!
  • Paranormal Days Gone Awry on July 01, 2013
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    First off, I received this book from the publishing group in exchange for an honest review. I have never read an anthology before, except in college courses, because I never really thought they would be something of interest to me. I was pleasantly surprised! I really enjoyed the stories in this anthology! If you have a check list for paranormal beings, then you can check most of them off here...Vampires ~ check! Werewolves ~ Check! Witches ~ Check! Zomibes ~ Check! and so much more! The variety of authors and stories in this book gives everyone something that they can latch onto and read. Although I wasn't in to each and every story in the book, of the thirteen stories, eleven of them captivated me! I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is into the paranormal genre of literature!
  • Malevolent Gateway on July 11, 2013

    First off, let me state that I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. Malevolent Gateway by Dawn Gray is a very well written book. I'm not much into horror stories, but I do like the paranormal genre. This story was a bit of both. This book is independent from her first book in the S.P.I.R.I.T. series, and the reader doesn't need to read the first one, Fire Storm, in order to enjoy this one. The characters in this book are so down to Earth, and they mesh well together. Anna, Blake, Will, Evan, and even Skyler, all bring this story to life. The addition of Zander, from Fire Storm, adds an extra element of suspense to this story. This story is set in a small town, on the outskirts of a marsh, where people tend to disappear. Two of the main characters, Anna and Blake, live here, and the S.P.I.R.I.T. team is sent in to assess the situation, and dispel the evil there. The team works diligently, and come across many twists and turns they don't expect! Not only does this book have an element of horror and suspense, but there is also some steamy romance! This book is definitely something I would recommend for someone who likes spooky paranormal reading material!!
  • The Many Lives of Avery Snow on Oct. 02, 2013

    First of all, let me state that I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This book was FANTASTIC! I had a hard time putting it down. The characters come to life, and you can find yourself in their shoes. Avery has a lot to process. Finding out that she is soul mates with someone who has been in all her past lives is an interesting twist I've not seen in books before, and it held my complete attention. I definitely recommend this book!
  • The Unraveling of Avery Snow on Oct. 02, 2013

    First of all, let me state that I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The Unraveling of Avery Snow is the sequel to The Many Lives of Avery Snow, and I have to say this book was just as entertaining as the first! Avery's challenges are brought forth in vivid detail. She has to choose between her past love from her past lives, and the man she is dating. The intricacy of the plot will keep you spell bound, and Avery's inner battle begins, along with an external one that keeps her in a constant battle for love. I definitely recommend both books in this series!!
  • Pulse on Nov. 01, 2013
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    First of all, let me state that I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This book confused me at first, but once I got into it, and figured out the characters, it drew me into its world. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Pulse merges the mythical world with the real world, combining the two in such a way that it makes you believe that it can truly occur in our world. The characters are lively, and their stories intertwine together to blend in a way that keeps you turning pages. This book is well worth the read.
  • By My Side on Jan. 05, 2014

    First off, let me state that I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. By My Side by Stephanie Witter is a wonderful book. It follows Lily and her relationship with brothers Andy and Gabe. Lily has a troubled life, and she has always been able to rely on her best friend, Andy, being there for her. Lily embarks in a relationship with Gabe, Andy's brother, and Andy shuns Lily because of that relationship. This story really brings the dilemma of teen love into light, and brings it all together in a believable plot. I definitely recommend this book to any reader!