Hello readers, it has been about a month since our last update. I hope you have all enjoyed half term, Halloween and Guy Fawkes! It is now time when the nights are drawing in earlier and it is getting much colder. So just before, the Christmas hustle and bustle with all that shopping, snuggle up with a book! We’d love to hear what you are reading. In the meantime, here is what we have been reading:-
UNSCATHED by Tim O’Rourke and C.J. Pinard
Unscathed is a great collaboration of my two favourite authors. Whilst concentrating on a contemporary romance theme, it is not without its slight paranormal hint which ends with a deadly twist! This one is not to be missed by any romance or paranormal fans!
Speaking of my favourite authors, the following two reviews are their solo ventures.
I have reviewed Tim O’Rourke’s DEAD WATER (Keira Hudson, Series 2 Book 6)‘. In this fantasy paranormal half-breed Keira and her Vampyrus friends are to make their way to the Dead Water in search for their friends, Kayla and Sam? Will they make it? And if they do, will they find what they are looking for?
The recent release of C.J. Pinard’s paranormal/urban fantasy Enchanted Immortals novella, BSI: Bureau of Supernatural Investigation grabbed my attention, especially after having read the whole series to date. Here C.J. goes into the history of the BSI: it’s formation, it’s founders as well as the reasons for it’s existence. This novella is great to read either as an introduction to the series or as a follow-up. The bonus is that it can be read at anytime of the series and is currently FREE on Smashwords!
More recently, I have been indulging myself with an amusing chick-lit with Laura Barnard’s ‘The Debt & the Doormat’! This is a super read, one of the funniest books I have read with it’s Bridget Jones/Miranda style humour! You will be in for a treat. Especially as it is FREE on Smashwords and Amazon at the moment.
During Halloween Tina examined the magical qualities of fairy rings, with some examples of their enduring mythology around the world and suggested some suitable paranormal reads for Halloween. Click here to find out more.
I also reviewed a suitable story for this time of year with a HALLOWEEN HORROR in Steve Vernon’s ‘Tatterdemon‘. The town of Crossfall is cursed some 300 years previous. After a victim of an abusive husband kills her other half and buries him in the field outside their home he is resurrected as a demon to fulfil the curse – to ultimately destroy the town of Crossfall! Certainly one to read under those blankets!!!
During the following few weeks my intentions are to review the short erotic romance, ‘Roping Love’ by Tamara Hoffa, Peter Kassan’s sci-fi/paranormal ‘Lightpoints‘ and a book full of humour by the DJ/Comedian Hogwild, ‘Baby, You’re as Sweet as 3.14159265’! I will also try to review Molly Ringwald’s contemporary chick-lit, ‘When it Happens to You’.
For the beginning of December I also have a little festive treat with Christine S. Feldman’s ‘Pastels and Jingle Bells’ (a Heavenly Bites novella). This is a great seasonal kickstart with from the contemporary romance genre.
Tina’s Recent Reads and Posts – Click on the links to find out more
Bella’s Bethrothal, by Anne Stenhouse – Delightfully Engaging Sweet Regency Romance – an exciting and engrossing read, which gripped me from the first page. It has murder, attempted kidnap and evil intent, family secrets, malicious gossip and mayhem, plus much wit and humour and engaging characters, not least the hero and heroine, whose sweet romance is at the heart of the plot.
A Heartless Design, by Elizabeth Cole – Fast Paced and Oh So Sexy Regency Romantic Suspense! An absolute delight. It contains a Regency style James Bond and an unconventional lady of independent means in a raunchy and rambunctious read. It absolutely sizzles with passion and desire and houses secrets that threaten the very security of the country, peppered with danger and deceit.
K- Girls (#1 in the Kylemore Abbey Series, by Lydia Little – A Spirited Tale of Irish Boarding School Escapades – Readers of all ages who relish tales of high jinks and adventure with a paranormal twist will enjoy K-Girls. The read will be particularly nostalgic for those such as me who spent their youth in the 1980’s and enjoyed reading Enid Blyton’s St Clare’s and Malory Towers series.
Save Dschinannya – An Invitation from Author Birgit Kluger aka J. B. Brooklin – Read Demons Die Harder, #1 in the Creatures of Fire Series for FREE and Get Involved in #2 of the Series. In Demons Die Harder, she is a half demon, oblivious to her true nature. He is a demon set out to avenge murder. Together they are hunted by the one person she thought she could trust. Separate they may be able to save each others lives. Contribute to the Crowd Funding Project “Save Dschinnanya!” with only 1 USD … or more. In return supporters will receive lots of extras.
Author Spotlight: Beverly Ovalle and her new release Lightning Strike – An erotic romance, which includes magic, a sacred glen, and a special female out to convince its guardian to continue the protection given by his ancestors.
Joshua’s Tree, by N.W. Harris – A Wild Ride through a Future Earth! This Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy, is a great romp, with a fantastic kick ass heroine and an unlikely hero who is transported to the future. It is set in a strange landscape, with terrifying cannibalistic creatures and it contains intervention from on high and non-stop adventure. There is also a budding romance and a plot that involves both personal growth and self-sacrifice. First novel in a series.
Tina’s Next Reads
Tina’s next reads include Samantha Holt’s One Knight Collection of sensual tales and A Handful of Blossoms, by Lara Biyuts, an historical novel with a paranormal twist. She will also be reviewing PODs , a Young Adult Sci-Fi/Dystopian novel, by Michelle Pickett and participating in her Blog Tour:
A collection of sensual medieval short stories – comprises One Knight, Black Knight, White Knight and Highland Knight. If you had one night to prove your love…could you?
This is written in form of a diary, a genre popular in the 18th century and which resonates in our time of blogging, webdiaries and webjournals. The book, set in 1764, a year after the Seven Years War in Europe, tells the story of a young damsel and her weird and unconventional marriage. It also includes some paranormal elements.
PODs, Michelle Pickett, Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopia Romance
Seventeen-year-old Eva is one of those chosen to live, others face a swift and painful death from an incurable virus. Eva waits in an underground POD system, with other chosen until the virus has claimed those above. In the PODs she meets David. After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating… monsters.
Lastly, I would just like to mention that on Wednesday 30th October A Reader’s Review Blog was 1 year old. Tina and myself would love to thank all of our followers, readers and authors for all of their support! We wouldn’t be here without you. Please keep on reading, keep on writing and keep on following! Any shares, ‘likes’ and/or tweets are very important to us. You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.comAReadersReview and on Twitter @areadersreviewb.
THANK YOU 🙂
Caroline and Tina x