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Ancient Legends Books 1-6 Complete Series
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 396,360. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Aurora Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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**AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE, THE COMPLETE ANCIENT LEGENDS SERIES** **SIX FULL-LENGTH NOVELS** In Book One, A Job From Hell, Amber enters the dangerous world of vampires, demons and other immortal warriors by chance when her brother sets her up with a summer job in Scotland. The attraction to her new boss, Aidan McAllister, is instant, sizzling.


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  • Evolution of Insanity on May 26, 2011

    Evolution of Insanity is a book consisting of a great number of short stories, which, on a first look, don't seem to have much in common. Some are darker than others, some are funny and some are sad, like my favourite one, the protagonist who commits suicide because they cannot live up to their own expectations and would rather sink into their own despair than allow themselves to be as they are. As the reader progresses through the book, they'll start to realise the stories are all interlinked, giving the impression of moving from one book character to the next, from one life experience to another. This is a book that hasn't been done before, a remarkable book with surprising depth, beautiful writing, and certainly no dumbed down language to allow it to fit into a genre. When it comes to the language, I'd call it literary; the voice, however, is sharp and educated with plenty of humorous layers to it. The stories are connected in their depth and ability to link reality with fiction, dreams and mysticism with satire and belief, lifestyle and choice with art, and many, many more. It is a philosophical read, and while I'm into all that is philosophical, I often find philosophical books bordering on the boring side. Evolution of Insanity kept me reading from one tale to the other, wondering what would come next. I particularly liked the observational nature of the tales and how they brought to light all that is dark, hidden and twisted in human nature, giving insight into the various facets of humanity in a unique way. I was astounded at the immense creativity and diversity of this book, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a bit of dark fiction with plenty of humour and excellent writing.
  • Velvet Ball and The Broken fairy on June 18, 2011

    Velvet Ball is not your normal little girl; she's the new kid in town, lonely and...bald. After battling a disease that made all her hair fall out, she struggles to be liked at her new school, but instead of giving her a chance, the other children are just nasty and bully her. One day after yet another awful day at school, she takes a shortcut through the woods and finds a doll hanging from a tree branch. It turns out the speaking doll is a fairy named Roseberry, and a bad-mannered one at that. Velvet takes Roseberry home to help her find out why she has no magic powers, but caring for the little sprite turns out to be harder than it seems, what with the local bully trying to steal her and Velvet's mother coming in at all the wrong times. Velvet Ball is a fantastic story with plenty of mischief and humour along the way. The writing is engaging with some challenging words for kids, but not too many that they would lose interest. The plot has many twists and turns that I was completely absorbed and couldn't put it down. Finally a book with beautiful writing that's able to teach valuable values in an entertaining way. A must-read.
  • Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot on June 18, 2011

    As part of a school assignment, Molly's supposed to take a picture of a wildlife animal. Luckily for her, on the way back from the river Molly saves an injured rat-like animal from the claws of the neighbour's cat. Her father explains that the rat isn't a rat but a bandicoot and that she can't keep him because they need to grow in the wilderness where they can scavenge for food and build a family. Molly isn't convinced because the little critter sure looks like he would like someone to take care of him, so she vows to persuade her parents to let her keep the animal. How she does that is cute and funny since, the more Molly tries the more she messes up, until the only option she sees is to kidnap the little animal from her grandma who's a wildlife rescue officer. Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot is a middle grade adventure for boys and girls aged 8 to 12 with lots of good twists. The language is kept age appropriate with a few difficult words to keep kids entertained and maybe provide a bit of a challenge. Molly's character is absolutely endearing. She is a funny, little girl with a bit of an attitude and a mind of her own. She simply adores animals and that's usually a good thing, but people around her just don't want to see it. The humour was great, the plot kept me wondering what would happen next. A thoroughly enjoyable read for the young and young-at-heart.
  • Star-Crossed Rascals on June 18, 2011

    When Polly's parents leave to spend the week with an ill relative, Polly's stuck with mean Auntie. Auntie's not a nice person at all; she's bitter, angry and likes to hand out plenty of chores. And worst of all, she's the most awful cook in the world. The only thing Polly looks forward to is spending her free time with her best friend, Gertie. After a misfortunate accident in the kitchen, Auntie grounds Polly, but Polly's a confident little thing and won't accept not meeting her friend, so she sneaks out, after which the girls go through one adventure after another. Star Crossed Rascals is a magical story that captures the voice of a young girl so well I thought I was actually seeing little Polly in front of my eyes. I was left sad and wanting for more after finishing the novel. The girls' mischief is beyond hilarious and unfortunate events kept me wanting to turn the page. I highly recommend it for both kids and adults, and will read more of this very talented writer.
  • Burly and Grum and the Secret City on Aug. 18, 2011

    Absolutely beautiful story about the importance of friendship and sticking together. When Max is captures by some mean hunters, his best friends Burly and Max don't doubt for a minute that they'll save him. Together they embark on a breathtaking and at times hilarious adventure to save both Max and their beloved secret city. I found this book not only inspiring but also cute and extremely well written. The author has a magical way with words that made the story come to life. The characters weren't just characters in my head; I could picture them before my eyes, I laughed with them and experienced their tension and joy. I absolutely adored this story and can't believe it's free. A great read not just for kids but also for the young at heart. Thoroughly recommended!
  • Rascals Sing at The Opera House on Nov. 05, 2011

    Polly loves singing in the choir. Too bad she's not the best singer. In fact, she's so bad she constantly keeps singing out of tune, which is why her mean teacher has decided to kick her out of the choir before Polly gets to sing at the Opera House. Fortunately for Polly, her best friend, Gertie, is the best singer in school, and Gertie has decided she won't sing either if Polly's not allowed to come along. Now that's what friends are for. And so Polly get sot sing in the choir after all…but only after agreeing to mime. Polly isn’t exactly thrilled, but she gets to be inside the Opera House and that’s bound to count for something. To make matters worse, her mean aunt is staying over for a week and that’s really bad news because Auntie can’t cook. In fact, her concoctions are troublesome for anyone with a healthy stomach, and she’s also not keen on Polly becoming famous. As trouble is mounting up for Polly, she’s thrown into one misadventure after another with a hilarious climax. This book was a fantastic read with one laugh after another. The writing was suitable for kids, but challenging enough to allow them to learn something along the way. I loved Polly. She’s the perfect endearing little girl who just can’t seem able to stay out of trouble. Would thoroughly recommend to both kids and adults who love to laugh.
  • Rascals Sing at The Opera House on Nov. 05, 2011

    Polly loves singing in the choir. Too bad she's not the best singer. In fact, she's so bad she constantly keeps singing out of tune, which is why her mean teacher has decided to kick her out of the choir before Polly gets to sing at the Opera House. Fortunately for Polly, her best friend, Gertie, is the best singer in school, and Gertie has decided she won't sing either if Polly's not allowed to come along. Now that's what friends are for. And so Polly get sot sing in the choir after all…but only after agreeing to mime. Polly isn’t exactly thrilled, but she gets to be inside the Opera House and that’s bound to count for something. To make matters worse, her mean aunt is staying over for a week and that’s really bad news because Auntie can’t cook. In fact, her concoctions are troublesome for anyone with a healthy stomach, and she’s also not keen on Polly becoming famous. As trouble is mounting up for Polly, she’s thrown into one misadventure after another with a hilarious climax. This book was a fantastic read with one laugh after another. The writing was suitable for kids, but challenging enough to allow them to learn something along the way. I loved Polly. She’s the perfect endearing little girl who just can’t seem able to stay out of trouble. Would thoroughly recommend to both kids and adults who love to laugh.
  • Warriors of the Cross (Warrior, #1) on Dec. 01, 2011

    I thought Warrior of the Cross was a fantastic read with a great story and a believable voice. Allison wasn't the usual whiney character we often meet in YA and paranormal literature nowadays. She had fears like everyone else, but she also had a strength in her that allowed her to be there for her dying brother and her emotionally suffering sister going through the motions of a divorce. I liked Allison's empathy for others, but also the fact that she wasn't oblivious to danger. This made her seem real and clever to me. The twist involving Allison's true heritage was interesting. There were plenty of clues throughout the story, but I didn't see its magnitude until the very end. All in all, a great read.
  • I Believe. on Dec. 16, 2011

    I'm one of those people who kinda believe when we die, something must stay behind, be it the soul, a higher conscious, or a residue of our inner self so, naturally, I picked this up, not least because it was free. I Believe was such an amazing, eye opening read, comprised of several accounts of people and their experiences with something 'out of this world.' It was interesting to the point that I couldn't put it down. The writing was sharp and to the point, leaving you eager to read on to find out what the next person had to share. Very good and inspiring novella that I'd thoroughly recommend.
  • Guardians of the Cross (Warrior, #2) on Jan. 23, 2012

    I picked Guardians of the Cross after enjoying Warriors of the Cross. That one was an incredible read, fast-paced, packed with action and mysterious characters. I didn’t think the second book could get any better, but it did. Twenty-four-year-old Allison stands in the middle of a war between good and evil. As the only person in the world bestowed with the ability to heal those wounded, she is much sought after, but also faces a great peril. Whenever she heals someone, she is bonded to the person and sees visions of events yet to come. In her quest to protect the people she saves and the ones she loves, she must face the one person who almost killed her: Devin slash his twin brother Darryl. Only, Allison’s meant to protect Devin after saving him from a horrible fate in his mother’s womb. And now she’s at a crossroads. How can she save the ones she loves when she’s meant to protect the enemy, who would do anything to hurt her? I thought this book was fantastic and couldn’t put it down. The author has introduced a plethora of new elements that kept me glued to my screen. I loved the twists and turns and the spine-chilling thriller parts I didn’t see coming. The ending left me eagerly awaiting the third installment. All in all, this is a must-read, well-written book that I’d recommend to young adult and adult readers.