REVIEW: BLOOD LIKE POISON

BLOOD LIKE POISON: FOR THE LOVE OF A VAMPIRE
#1

M.LEIGHTON

SYNOPSIS (AMAZON)

Like most seventeen year olds, Ridley Heller thought she had her future all planned out. What she wanted most in life was to get out of small town Harker. Her only goal was to keep her mouth shut and her grades high so she could win a cheerleading scholarship to Stanford. But that was before she met Bo.

In Ridley’s wildest dreams, she could never have planned for someone like Bo, for a love so intense it left her breathless. No human girl could.

A haunting stranger that watched her from afar, Bo stole Ridley’s heart from the moment she laid eyes on him. But he has secrets. Bo’s a vampire. Both his past and his present are a danger to Ridley, but the biggest threat is not her blood; it’s her heart. He’s feeding a thirst for revenge that will cost him his life, and it may already be too late.

The more darkness Ridley uncovers, the more she realizes that her life will never be the same—with or without Bo. Can she sacrifice her future and her heart for someone who has a death wish?

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MY TAKE

1 STAR

First off, let me say I was really excited to read this book because of all the great reviews. Unfortunately, I am one of the very few that really didn't like it. It wasn't absolutely horrible, but it was bad enough that I won't be reading the rest of the series.

To begin with, Ridley (what a name?) had her priorities all screwed up. I found this character made one wrong choice after another. I just couldn't connect with her at all. Why on earth would anyone get into a vehicle with the ex-boyfriend that has a explosive temper--not to mention he had previously broken her jaw. That is just one example of her string of bad choices throughout this book.

Bo's character didn't settle with me well at all. To be a vampire for only three short years, he's able to track, kill, and drain vamps much older than he. He also stated several times in the book that he's not a strong vampire. A bit of a contradiction from my point of view.

This story was also very predictable, especially with the character of Lars.

Now I'm sure many people won't agree with my 1 star review, but you have to consider that 1 star mean I, personally, didn't like it. I'm sure there are many people (obviously there is from the many great reviews) who will like this story and hang on every word of it, but it just wasn't for me. 


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REVIEW: ETERNAL SEDUCTION

ETERNAL SEDUCTION
A DARKNESS WITHIN SERIES #1
JENNIFER TURNER


SYNOPSIS (AMAZON)

After living on the streets of New York City for over a decade, Logan Ellis admits her perceptions might be a little skewed. But twisted or not, there’s a satisfying irony in watching a well dressed vampire stand in the middle of a ghetto alley, windblown trash scraping small circles near his feet. What she finds even more intriguing, is waiting for him to decide whether or not he’s going to kill her.

Kerestyan Nelek hasn’t quite made up his mind. As the Lord of New York, he can’t allow a homeless drug addict, whose memories are packed with knowledge of vampiric existence, to run free in his city. It’s not the first time he’s been in this situation with a human, it’s just the first time in thousands of years he’s come face to face with one who doesn’t seem to care. And that’s what makes the decision so damn difficult.

What horrors would you have to witness before you went numb? How many years would it take for you to feel that way? What would it take to make you care again?

Logan’s answers are simple: the worst humanity has to offer, almost thirty…and something she never expected.
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MY TAKE


5 STARS

I really wasn't expecting to like this book so much!

The heroine, Logan, is not your typical heroine at all. She's a homeless junkie living on the streets of New York for the past ten years. She's cynical, stubborn, sarcastic, and really doesn't care about anything except brushing her teeth. When she finds out vampires exist, it really doesn't bother her either. She just accepts it for what it is, and goes about her merry little way.

The hero in this story is Kerestyan, the Lord Vampire of New York. He only has one rule for his vampire fledglings, and that is to protect the Veil (not to let the humans know of their existence). When he realizes Logan knows about vampires, he takes her off the streets and back to his home until he can figure out what to do with her. Only he wasn't expecting to fall for Logan.

I absolutely adore Kerestyan's twin brother, Odin. He is hilarious! The banter between Odin and Logan is priceless. At one point while reading, I busted out laughing causing my husband to look at me quite odd.

This book is definitely worth the read!

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REVIEW: THE VAMPIRE HANDBOOK

THE VAMPIRE HANDBOOK
P. J. JONES


SYNOPSIS (GOODREADS)

Warning: Adult humor
So, after a painstakingly long soul-searching (at least five minutes) and after grappling with the possible fate of your immortal soul (who cares if you’re not going to die, anyway), you’ve decided to become a vampire.

Congratulations!

But before beginning that dark and shadowed journey into a life of eternal damnation, every vampire is required to read THE VAMPIRE HANDBOOK, a short step-by-step guide to becoming a vampire and then adjusting to the bloodsucking lifestyle.

Some of the helpful tips in this handbook include: Rules for Living an Environmentally Friendly and Urbane, Undead Lifestyle, Dietary Restrictions for Vampires, Engaging in Battles with Other Immortals, Rules for Fitting into Society and not Scaring off Potential Meals and much more...

In addition to THE VAMPIRE HANDBOOK, you will also get THE WERE/SHAPE-SHIFTER HANDBOOK and THE ZOMBIE HANDBOOK as well as a few sample chapters from PJ Jones's sparkly vampire parody, ROMANCE NOVEL.

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MY TAKE

5 STARS


The Vampire Handbook is a must read for lovers of the supernatural. The e-book edition that I read includes the were-thing/shifter handbook and the zombie handbook along with the vampire handbook. There is also a preview of a Twilight parody story at the end.

I have to admit, although I thought the vampire and zombie section was pretty darn funny--the were-thing/shape-shifter section was my favorite. It was just so hilarious!


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REVIEW: UNHOLY ALLIANCE

UNHOLY ALLIANCE
BOOK 1
LACY YAGER & HALEY YAGER


SYNOPSIS (GOODREADS)

A vampire with a conscience and a mission. The young man bound to destroy her.
Forced to unite—will they open their hearts?

Forever seventeen, vampire Maggie Wells has spent the last 150 years seeking redemption by helping troubled teens. Born to destroy vampires, Shane Campton is clueless in dealing with his two younger sisters, whom he is responsible for. When Maggie and Shane—who should be mortal enemies—are forced to work together to save Shane’s family, sparks fly. But will they ignite a forbidden love or incinerate both of them?


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MY TAKE

4 STARS


Unholy Alliance proved to be a real page-turner. The characters are interesting and likable, the story line was well thought out and flowed well.

What I really thought was cool about this book is the fact that it's not a typical, run-of-the-mill vampire romance. The vampires are even a little different in this book. I love when an author thinks outside the box. The author also incorporated a vampiric, soulless creature called a Cataratare, which I've never even heard of.

Now, the only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because I felt the ending was rushed. I felt the whole last chapter was written in about five minutes just to tie up some loose ends to set up the next book. I REALLY wanted to give Unholy Alliance five stars, and was prepared to until I read the last chapter. I will be continuing with this series, and definitely recommend Unholy Alliance!



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REVIEW: BOUND BY BLOOD

BOUND BY BLOOD
DANIELLE BOURDON & KIMBERLY HOYT


SYNOPSIS (Amazon)

Spunky, down-on-her-luck Laurel Mayfield didn't believe in vampires. She didn't believe in the supernatural. Not until she met the enigmatic and darkly alluring Sebastian Thorn, a man shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Discovering he was a Prince turned out to be only the beginning of a harrowing journey that took them back to the Tudor Court during the reign of King Henry the Eighth. Caught up in the conspiracy of Whitehall, Laurel's love and devotion were put to the ultimate test.

Would she return to the future to find her Dark Prince waiting? Or had the executioner's blade taken more from her than just Sebastian's head?
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MY TAKE

3 1/2 STARS

Sebastin is a vampire prince who seems a little too comfortable with his title and doesn't realize there are others out there who are looking to take his territory and his title. Laurel is a human and is being harassed by a guy she went out with a few times.

I wasn't knocked off my feet by this book, but it was entertaining.

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REVIEW: SALEM 1692: WHAT DEVIL'S MADE THEM DO IT?

SALEM 1692: WHAT DEVIL'S MADE THEM DO IT?
BRUCE WATSON


SYNOPSIS (AMAZON)

Salem 1692 – the name and date are synonymous with sorcery. But what caused the worst witch-hunt in U.S. history? What demons sent 20 innocent people to their deaths? Was it panic? Payback? Puritanism run amok? In this probing look, Bruce Watson captures all the fear and fear-mongering while exploring the latest historical research into this unforgettable American tragedy.

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MY TAKE


1 Star

First of all, let me say I snagged this from Amazon as a freebie and thought I got a great deal...that is, until I read it.

We've all heard about the Salem witch hunts and witch trials from the early American era. I thought this book would elaborate on the subject and add to what I already knew. I was sadly mistaken. This book reads more like a high school English essay.

I could find more useful information by simply googling Salem. 


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REVIEW: HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET

HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET
JANE CALHOUN SERIES #1
DEANNA CHASE


SYNOPSIS (Amazon)

Jade loves her new apartment--until a ghost joins her in the shower.

When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn't count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.

Being an empath has never been easy on Jade's relationships. It's no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it's up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she'll need Kane's help--and he's betrayed her with a secret of his own--to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?

Haunted on Bourbon Street is a full length novel at approximately 80,000 words.
262 pages in print.
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MY TAKE


2 Stars

Haunted on Bourbon Street wasn't horrible, but it wasn't that great either...more like just okay.

The main character, Jade, got on my nerves. She loses conscious about five times and gets hurt constantly. It gets to be quite annoying.

The story was somewhat predictable. I re-read a lot of books I really liked, and I can honestly say, Haunted on Bourbon Street will not be one of them.

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REVIEW: EXISTENCE BY ABBI GLINES

EXISTENCE
ABBI GLINES


Synopsis (Goodreads)

What happens when you're stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.

Pagan Moore doesn't cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn't let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he's dead.

Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn't realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.

He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.
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My Take

5 Stars!

Wow! What a cliffhanger! I can't wait for the next book in this series! This was a great read and I had a hard time putting it down.

When I first started reading this book, I was a little put off by the main characters names. Pagan? Dank? I don't know where on Earth the author came up with those. Okay, I could live with Pagan, but Dank? Really? Thank goodness I ended up loving these characters.

Pagan sees the souls of the dead. They pop up everywhere, but never talk to her—until one actually does. Only he's not the typical dead soul. He (Dank) is something far more than just a soul—he's Death and Pagan's number is up, or it's suppose to be anyway.

This book has a way of drawing you in and forces you to keep turning the pages despite the ridiculous names of the main characters. There's romance, mystery, and even a brief stay at a mental institution. Not to mention, what a great book cover! Dank's eyes are just swoon worthy.

Existence is a definite MUST read!

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REVIEW: My Blood Approves

MY BLOOD APPROVES
MY BLOOD APPROVES SERIES #1
AMANDA HOCKING


Synopsis (Goodreads)

Teenager Alice Bonham's life feels crazy after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave, he's unlike anyone she knows. Then she meets his brother, Peter. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him. Falling for two guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood.
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My Take


3 Stars

My Blood Approves is the first book in Amanda Hocking's My Blood Approves series. This book pretty much follows along the lines of the typical YA vampire romance with a slightly weird love triangle. There is really nothing extraordinary about this book, but the characters are interesting and that prompted me to continue to read on. I will be continuing with this series in the future.


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REVIEW: The Onyx Talisman

THE ONYX TALISMAN
THE TALISMAN TRILOGY #3
BRENDA PANDOS

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Alora looked back and the corner of her lip turned up. “It’s always darkest before the dawn, Julia. Good luck.”
Her words sent chills up my spine as she vanished.

Unrest stirs deep in Scotts Valley. Filled with uncertainty, Julia anxiously awaits Nicholas’ return. Phil, hurt and unsure of his place as a sober vampire, holds the pieces of Julia’s fragile psyche together, secretly hoping Nicholas stays away forever. Scarlett bides her time, plotting for the perfect moment to prove herself and earn redemption. But somewhere in L.A., Alora conspires to reclaim her talisman and strip Julia of everything she holds dear.

Little do they know, a war is coming and more than one vampire would like to see the Prince of Vampires overthrown. As more and more vampires show up from nowhere, addicted to her scent, Julia must pick her allies carefully before it’s too late. Can Julia bargain with fate? When the time comes, will she even have a choice? Find out how it all ends in this explosive grand finale of The Talisman Trilogy.

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My Take

5 Stars!


The Onyx Talisman wraps up the Talisman Trilogy in a big way. It was the perfect end to a great little series. Unlike many trilogies that leave you wanting more and not feeling like the ending was what you wanted it to be, this book has a "finality" to it and gives closure to the story.

The prophecy Scarlett has been harping about since she met Julia in the first book, The Emerald Talisman, comes to be finally. The day has come and Julia is torn in many different directions. Cain has descended and is ready to take Julia as a sacrifice, Nicholas' mind has been tampered with by his wicked Mother, Alora, and Julia's father has a secret of his own.

Great job to author, Brenda Pandos, for writing a worthy series.


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REVIEW: SHADES OF BLOOD BY SAMANTHA YOUNG

SHADES OF BLOOD / WARRIORS OF ANKH #3
SAMANTHA YOUNG

SYNOPSIS (Goodreads)

Eden’s life has taken a turn she would never have imagined. She’s gone from soul eater to warrior, left behind a family she was ashamed of and moved in with one she admires. She has a purpose, a future, and… she has Noah.

Life should be good.

But… the most fervent and powerful soul eaters are determined to take down the Ankh and Eden is the key to the destruction of the warrior race.
Moreover, a shadowed enemy is still after Eden, and the mortal Warriors of Neith have chosen the worst time imaginable to start an uprising.

With an enemy in every corner the problems before her are overwhelming. Then again, Eden hasn’t come this far to let anyone snatch her new life from her…
However, just when Eden thought she’d battled the monster within and won, the warrior who took something precious from her comes back into her life, tempting Eden to take a course of revenge there is no turning back from.

Vengeance is such a bitch…

… So is Eden when the stakes are high.

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MY TAKE

5 STARS

I really, really hated to see this series end! I love the characters and want MORE! I think it would be absolutely wonderful to see Cyrus fall in love again, to see if Val and Darius find their way back to each other, see Jack fall in love...just so many possibilities!

A lot of people want to see Eden dead in Shades of Blood, and they try darn hard to make it happen. Eden and Noah's relationship is strained. Eden has to find a way to let go of her anger and hate she holds toward Noah's ex-girlfriend, Romany, for killing her brother, Shellan. If Eden can't, Darius has to take her out to protect the Anhk. Therefore, Eden has to make a choice to either get past the hate, or die by the hands of Darius.

This has been an absolutely great series!

Now for the bad...what's up with the new covers? I'm not crazy about them at all. For one, they have no relevance to the books. I know the author, Samantha Young, was stoked about the new covers, and they are cool covers, but just not for this series.


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Review: Blood Past / Warriors of Ankh #2 / Samantha Young

Synopsis (Goodreads)

All Eden wants is redemption... but the road to redemption is never an easy one.

Traveling to Scotland to find her mother’s bloodline, Eden is soon embroiled in the politics and training of the Scottish Warriors of Neith. It is a world where some stand with open arms ready to welcome her as family, while others keep a wary distance, conspiring against her. Through it all Eden learns of love, friendship, and what it means to be a warrior. Her future has promise... that is until a man she thought forever gone from her life returns to threaten it all.

When the one person Eden loves above all else is endangered, she will have to make a choice. Him... or her?

Life is such a bitch...

... but so is Eden when you don’t play nice.


YA Paranormal Romance recommended for ages 16 years and up.


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My Take

5 Stars!


What a great sequel to Blood Will Tell!

I just love Eden's snarky remarks, it's good to see retained that part of her during the change from soul eater to Ankh. She is seeing the world through new eyes without the temptation to suck the soul from every being she encounters. For the first time Eden is actually starting to be happy.

The tension between Eden and Noah is at a high point. The chemistry between the two characters is amazing. This series has some of the most well-rounded, well-defined characters. Kudos to Samantha Young for making the Warriors of Ankh series one of the better paranormal series out there today.

I can't wait to get started on the next book in this series, Shades of Blood.


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Review: Blood Will Tell / Warriors of Ankh bk 1 / Samantha Young

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Eden is a Soul Eater. While that hasn’t meant much to her in the past, she’s pretty sure any minute now she’s going to go all "Carrie" on her eleventh grade class.

Noah is an Ankh. As an immortal Warrior, his purpose in life is to hunt down and kill Soul Eaters.

Eden is Noah’s next assignment. Problem is… this is an assignment with a difference. Eden’s not your average, run of the mill, Soul Eater. Noah’s job? To test Eden for possible redemption.

It’s a risky business.

Especially if Noah awakens Eden’s inner monster.

It would be kind of hard for Eden to listen to the angel on her shoulder when the devil on the other is telling her, her new best friend is a lying, scheming, immortal enemy...

....betrayal is such a bitch.

So is Eden when you get on her bad side.

YA Paranormal Fiction for mature teens+ (some content may not be suitable for younger readers).


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My Take


5 Stars


Blood Will Tell was an amazing book! It was so good that I devoured this book in a day (seriously!).

Eden is different from her other classmates at SSH...she's a soul eater. Her soul eater side was recently awakened with the arrival of new student, Noah. Eden struggles daily with wanting to suck the souls of her classmates and also Noah. Although Eden is an outcast at her school, Noah befriends her and is her only friend.

A lot of things happen in this book, and is well worth the read. The only problem I have with this book is the cover. Noah is described in this story as dark blonde and reminds Eden of an angel. Does the dude on the cover have dark blonde hair and look like an angel to you? I think not. It always irks me when the cover of a book either has no relevance to the story, or it has people on the front that aren't even remotely close to the description of the characters in the story. However, I suppose I can overlook it this time because I enjoyed the story so much.


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Review: The Sapphire Talisman / Talisman Trilogy bk 2 / Brenda Pandos

Synopsis (Goodreads)

With the local vampire coven decimated, Julia and Nicholas try to begin a somewhat normal life together. Bound by secrecy from a shape shifter determined to see Julia’s world-saving prediction come to fruition, Julia isn’t allowed to tell Nicholas the leader survived, ransacking her happiness with guilt. When Alora returns, bent on revenge, the reunion forces Nicholas and Julia to choose what they are willing to live and die for.

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My Take


4 Stars


The Sapphire Talisman is the second book Bandos' Talisman Trilogy. I enjoyed this book almost as much as I did the first book, The Emerald Talisman. I say almost because Phil really started growing on me and I hoped that maybe Julia would explore a relationship with him, but it never really happened. That seemed to be somewhat disappointing, but of course the author wanted Julia to stay true to Nicholas, and I get that.

Nicholas is pretty much lost in this book, and Phil takes the lead with being Julia's strength. Phil is awesome in this book! It was definitely hard to put this book down and walk away. I just had to know what was happening with Nicholas, if a relationship was going to bloom between Phil and Julia, if Alora was going to get what she wanted, and many more questions.

The Sapphire Talisman was a great read and I look forward to reading the last book in this trilogy, The Onyx Talisman.


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Review: The Emerald Talisman / Talisman Trilogy bk 1 / Brenda Pandos

Synopsis (Goodreads)

To be normal, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience--past and present. Someone has to stop the madness and a chance encounter with a creepy psychic foretells that only Julia is the key to stopping the madness, but it may require the life of the one she loves.
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My Take


4 1/2 Stars!


This book was so hard to put down!


The Emerald Talisman is the first book in the Talisman trilogy (Sapphire Talisman is book 2, and The Onyx Talisman is book 3). For me, this book was a mix of Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and Blade, which worked for this story. If you like those kinds of books, then you will love The Emerald Talisman. 


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Review: The Anti-Vampire Tale / Lewis Aleman

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Simon is a vampire, prowling through the dark New Orleans streets that pulse with wild adventure and fangs gleaming in the shadows. He’s spent the last few decades as a recluse, aching over a lost love. Now, he’s put it behind him, thirsting to fulfill the raging inner need he’s deprived himself for so long.

Ruby feels isolated and out of place—lonely, shy, but too strong-minded to go along with the crowd. All that changes when she is dragged out for her birthday and ends up dancing with Simon—mysterious, blue-eyed, and gorgeous. Her body tingles watching his muscled form move—so fast, so smooth, so powerful. His smile is otherworldly, and his kiss charges her with electric energy. All seems to be going well until three other vampires appear in the crowd, turning the dance floor into a horror show.

The other vampires, led by the vicious Roderick, are after a new fix—the new breed. It’s a mix of blood and something secret that’s driven them to a desperate addiction, making them reckless and willing to tear anyone apart to get to it, and Ruby’s best friend, Ambrosia, has something they need to make it. When Ambrosia flees New Orleans for her life, they relentlessly hunt the one person who knows where she is: Ruby.

Stalked by ravenous vampires at every turn, Ruby’s only hope for survival is her handsome new love. Through crowded dance floors, wild forests, high-speed car races, and even into Roderick’s horrific dwelling filled with hostile vampires, Simon risks his life trying to keep her safe while being outnumbered at every turn and mesmerized by her every second—even while facing death, danger, and darkness.

The Anti-Vampire Tale is a fast-paced, thrilling vampire story of action, danger, and passion with teeth.


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My Take

2 Stars


I really don't like to write bad reviews or to bash a book--normally. Urg, I don't even know where to start with this one. Well, just take a look at the synopsis. Does it really have to be that long to get you to read the book? Honestly, the synopsis tells the whole story, so why even bother?


The characters are not interesting by any means. They seem very one-dimensional to me. The only character I found interesting was the crazy, cat-lady vampire. I don't feel the chemistry between the two main characters, Simon and Ruby, at all.  


Another thing that bugged me about this story is that its written in the present tense. It's just my opinion, but I think a story flows better when written in the past tense. 


A weak plot + uninteresting characters = me bored out of my mind. The only thing that I can give this story credit for is not having tons of mindless editing errors. It was formatted for the kindle well and I liked the graphics at the beginning of the chapters.


There is no doubt some people MIGHT enjoy this book, but it just wasn't for me by any means. If you still want to take a crack at reading this story, be my guest, but don't say I didn't warn ya!
 
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Review: Down the Drain / Daniel Pyle

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Bruce has lost everyone he ever cared about—even his cat.

Now he thinks he's finally alone in the house, but something is about to come clawing its way out of the plumbing to prove him wrong.


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My Take

4 Stars


Down the Drain is a unique, intriguing, crazy, fun, and quick read. This short horror story by Daniel Pyle is worth the read. However, unlike most of the reviews for this story, I WILL be bathing again (just might check the drain first).

The opening in this story is from the main character's (Bruce's) cat, Selina. I found this pretty funny, that is, until the creature from the bathtub eats poor Selina. Bruce comes home to find his cat missing, but has no clue as to where she went.

Bruce decides he wants a nice hot bubble bath. Now, this is where things get interesting (crazy and unique). The bathtub practically rapes Bruce! No, I'm not kidding!

You just have to read this story. It's one of the strangest stories I've read in a while.
 
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Review: Jenny Pox / JL Bryan


Jenny Pox (Paranormals bk 1)

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Jenny has a secret. Her touch spreads a supernatural plague.

She devotes her life to avoiding contact with people, until her senior year of high school, when she meets the one boy she can touch, and she falls in love.

But there's a problem—he's under the spell of his devious girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

Now Jenny must learn to use the deadly "Jenny pox" she's fought her entire life to hide, or be destroyed by Ashleigh's ruthless plans.

Not for readers under eighteen.

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My Take
3 1/2 STARS

I agree, this book is NOT for readers under 18. There is a lot of drug use, drinking, cursing, and sexual content in this book.

I give this book 3 ½ stars. There were times during reading this book that I just said, “Gross!” or “Ew!”. However, it was a very interesting read.
 
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Review: Soul Saver Series / Kristie Cook



Soul Saver Series
Promise (bk 1)

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Alexis Ames decides to learn who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their secrets closely. After meeting Tristan Knight and discovering that he's not normal either, the secrets begin to unravel. Their union brings promise to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy. Because they are a match made in Heaven and in Hell.

Purpose (bk 2)

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Lost in despair, Alexis teeters on the edge of an abyss, her lifeline of hope fraying into a thin thread. If it snaps, she'll plunge into complete darkness. With the help of her son and her writing, she's been able to hold on. Until now. Erratic impulses, disturbing delusions and her own demonic blood threaten her sanity. When she's forced to choose between hanging onto hope or letting go to serve her Amadis purposes, she faces a decision with inconceivable sacrifices.

Alexis runs to the one place she thinks will provide answers, only to find herself at the center of another battle of good versus evil, not only with the Daemoni, not only within herself, but also against the worst opponent imaginable. But even if she wins, what will she lose?

My Take

First of all, I give promise 4 ½ stars (out of 5) and Purpose 4 stars. These two books really impressed me. I like the characters in these books! Promise has really great highs and really low lows. I experienced all kinds of emotions reading Promise.

Purpose was, for lack of a better word, depressing—at least for the first part of the book. I felt so sorry for Alexis and her son, Dorian.

The third book in this series, Devotion, will be released in February.


 
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