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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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
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!
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.
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.