Christie Rich resides in Northern Utah with her husband, two children, spastic puppy, and two lazy cats. In addition to writing, she enjoys painting, reading, hiking, playing with her children, and anything that is creative.
Five is the first in many books to come.
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Origin of Angels (Elemental Legacy Book 1)
A man searches for the woman he loves. A woman fights to survive. As the first male Elemental, Travis must face down forces fae and Order, alike, to find the woman who captured his heart before his enemy. Emily will do anything to save her son, even court evil. She has no chance of seeing the man she loves again, or so she thinks. Good and evil collide in this sequel to Elemental Enmity.
Tainted (Netherworld Book II)
Amelia Blake has no idea how to save herself from the darkness swelling inside her, let alone an entire race. Unfortunately, hope is all she has left as she searches the recesses of her past to uncover the secrets of her origins and her power. As leader of the Oneiroi, Seth has one mission: to save his people. With so much at stake, trusting the wrong person will lead to the downfall of a nation.
Dreamscape Netherworld Book I
Amelia's life is about to crumble into the Dreamscape, where Seth is her captor and anything is possible, except escape. Seth needs Amelia to break the curse that keeps him bound to the Dreamscape. He must convince her to join him for if Seth fails Earth will be lost to the Netherworld where the evil Erobos wait to consume human life force. If he fails, Seth will lose Amelia.
Horizon (Elemental Enmity Book IV)
Evil has many faces—unfortunately, Rayla Tate has seen them all, or so she thinks. Since she learned she was an Elemental, she has been hunted for her power. But Rayla hasn’t met her greatest foe; she hasn’t seen true evil…yet.
Rayla must unite with unlikely allies to destroy the evil plaguing Faeresia. For if she refuses, she will succumb to a compulsion she never could have anticipated.
Genesis (Elemental Enmity Book III)
Having just escaped the nefarious plans of the Order, Rayla Tate thinks all she has to do now is rescue her family and sort through her feelings, Rayla must choose a bondmate before she will be allowed to venture into the mortal realm to save those she loves most. However, her world crumbles when she discovers following her heart’s desire might just mean the destruction of the world.
Rayla Tate’s dreams for the future shattered when she discovered she was an Elemental capable of manipulating matter. Thrust into the age-old battle for dominance between human and fae, Rayla will face more than compulsion in the fae realms. She must risk all to save those she loves, but will se lose herself in the process? Or worse, be forever haunted by the choices only she can make?
Rayla Tate dreams of escaping her ordinary world for a bright future in the art world. Throw in an overbearing aunt who is keeping major secrets, a disgruntled best friend tagging along to college, and a bunch of fae warriors waiting in the wings to claim her the minute she leaves her sleepy little town, and Rayla’s dreams are about to shatter.
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- Enchantment (The Channie Series Book One)
on Nov. 02, 2011
Thank you Charlotte for the entertaining read. I was given this book to review through Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics read 2 review.
This was a heartwarming tale of first love. Charlotte Abel is a talented writer and I look forward to seeing more from this author. I was able to hear the hickabilly in Channie's family without trying to read misspelled words which I think is quite a feat. Channie's family was pretty awful at times, but it only added to the story. I can't imagine parents actually being that horrible, but I also think some teens would disagree.
The only problem I really had with this story was how young Channie and Josh were in relation to what happened with them. I realize it is fantasy and "normal" for the culture in the book, but I would have liked to have seen Channie be a little older.
That being said, this is an original story that will make you root for the characters.
- The Ylem (The Ylem Trilogy, # 1)
on Dec. 13, 2011
I loved this book from beginning to end. Can't wait to read the next one.
- Break Away (Away, Book 1)
on Jan. 02, 2012
I really enjoyed this book. I found the plot completely original which is pretty hard to do now days.
I have read the Ylem and liked it slightly better, but both are well worth the read.
Tatiana Vila is a talented author and I can't wait to read more of her work!
- Blood Warrior
on Jan. 06, 2012
I have to say when I first started reading this book, I didn't think I was going to like it.
There were too many unanswered questions, and Alexa didn't ask any of them in the start of this novel. For one thing, if a seventeen year old kept showing up to school with bruises and black eye's you better believe someone would have called Child and Family Services. Another thing was Alexa just accepted that her mother made her train every day and didn't bother to find out why or refuse to do it.
Her mother came across as abusive, but then you find out what is really going on. The above is the only complaint I have about this book.
I loved HD Gordon's writing style and the world she created. I may not have liked all of the things Alexa did, but she was true to her nature.
I think when you can hear the voice of the character in your head instead of your own, it says quite a bit.
I am looking forward to Half Black Soul the second installment of this series.
Honestly, if I could have rated this ten stars I would have. Well done Heather Gordon! You are a favorite author of mine already.
- Half Black Soul (The Alexa Montgomery Saga)
on Feb. 01, 2012
H.D. Gordon did not disappoint. I loved the use of multiple points of view. I was also happy to find out more about what is really happening in Two Rivers and the roles the characters play. I will not give spoilers, but if you loved Blood Warrior, you will adore Half Black Soul.
Great job, Heather!
- The Society of Sinners
on Feb. 07, 2012
So I have to admit that I don't get into Novella's much. Something about this type of story seems to always leave me wanting more.
I'm rating this book 3.5 stars because it basically combines 5 novella's into a book about a group of paranormal creatures.
I liked that the Vampires were actually enhanced by God. I thought it was a nice take on what is supposed to be an "evil" creature.
All of the stories were good, but I felt as if they could have been fleshed out more. I would have also liked to have seen more of a connection between the characters. I am not sure if this will come out in a later book, but that would be nice.
- A Marked Past
on March 06, 2012
I enjoyed reading A Marked Past, although it took me a while to get through the book. The second half went faster than the first for me. I liked Lyla as a character even though at first I thought I wouldn't. I was a bit disappointed with events at the end of the book, but that is just me. I am still curious enough to want to read the second installment. Leslie Deaton is descriptive and the world she created wonderful. I look forward to seeing more from this author.
- The Curse Girl
on April 19, 2012
I absolutely loved this book! Not only was it a retelling of one of my all time favorite fairytales, it stood out more than I expected. Bee and Will were a hoot and I loved Kate Ellison's take on the witch and the curse. I had been toying with the idea of doing my own retelling of this classic, but reading this blew that thought right out of my mind. Ellison's take is perfect in my estimation. I wouldn't have done anything differently, well maybe a few things, but they are so insubstantial I would be writing the same book. lol.
So if you are like me and love Beauty and the Beast, especially the Disney version, you have to read this book. I laughed so many times at the natural feeling banter. Bee became real to me. And as an author, I can't think of any highter praise than that. Great job Kate! I'll be looking into your other books for sure. I loved your style.
on April 27, 2012
The premise of the story, the amazingly beautiful cover and recommendations from a few friends who had rated the book highly are what made me want to read Water. First of all, I like Terra's writing style. Reading this book was easy and most often fun.
That being said, I didn't connect with the story or the characters as much as I wanted to. Don't get me wrong, the story is good, but a few things threw me off. Kailyn is portrayed as strong and snarky, but at times this mutates into a total disregard for other people. I am finding it hard to give a completely honest review here, because I don't like giving spoilers. Let's just say that Kaitlyn finds out she has negatively impacted the earth without realizing it, and yet later on in the story she does things without thinking about how it will impact the planet even though she is supposed to be earth conscious.
As with other reviewer's, I felt the romance did not flow naturally. Although I did think the characters were strong.
Overall this was an enjoyable read. Actual rating is 3.5 stars, but I always round up. This is an original story that has many great elements (haha), and if you like snarky heroines, Kaitlyn is your gal. The twists and turns keep you wondering what will happen to the very end.
- What Kills Me
on June 28, 2012
So I'm a sucker for a beautiful cover. Sometimes you don't know what you will get when you open the pages, but I am pleased to say the inside of What Kills Me matches the beautiful shell. Sometimes I am leary to read another vampire story, but recently the genre seems to have a new face. I'm glad I didn't pass on this one especially. It's fresh and the mythology is intriguing. The action makes the story flow at a fast pace and the romance between Lucas and Zee developes in a realistic way throughout. I was actually a little frustrated with them for not figuring things out a little sooner. LOL. The ending was spectacular and leaves me wanting more.
Wynne Channing is a seasoned writer and it shows in her prose. She has sparked my interest, and I will definitely be following her writing. I can't wait for more.
- Centaur Legacy
on Dec. 02, 2012
Nancy Straight has become one of my favorite authors as well as a dear friend. I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Centaur Legacy, and I was glued to the page throughout the book.
Sometimes multiple points of view are hard to follow, but Nancy has done a fantastic job of helping the reader keep track.
I just finished my second read, yes this book is that good, and I loved it even more this time.
The story begins where we left off with Blood Debt. I loved the Strayer family from the beginning and we get to see more of Beau this time around. All I have to say is Nancy knows how to write Noble. Since in this world there are more centaurides that centaurs, it's difficult for the centaurs to find a wife.
The whole idea of the centaur is romantic. It sort of reminds me of the Aurthurian legends with knights and damsels. That being said, the women in this story are not weak. They have powers that are important to the race, and each one of them is treasured.
Beau has become one of my favorite characters in this series and his story is heartwarming.
Cami and Drake are more like star-crossed lovers, not able to catch a break. They make a great couple and I loved following them through this story. Cami is strong and knows what she wants, while Drake is loyal and cares so much for her.
The twists in the story will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved how much Cami and Drake committed to each other. Although they face insurmountable odds, they tackle the problems together.
We get to know more about the centaur legends and how the gods interact with the centaurs in the modern world. This is a must read series by an amazing author. I can't wait to read the next book, and I'm looking forward to see how Nancy is going to resolve that cliffhanger.
- Centaur Legacy
on Dec. 02, 2012
Five Stars didn't attach to my review below.