Monday, 31 December 2012

The Arcadia Falls Chronicles Book 1 Is Now Available

The Arcadia Falls Chronicles
Book 1
Love & War
Jennifer Wright7b(1)A war is brewing between the hunters and the vampires and Chloe is determined to strike against the vampires before they have a chance to attack the hunter community. 
While Chloe tries to convince the hunter community, and most especially tries to convince Drew, that they should move against the vampires first instead of waiting for an attack, the group of new friends—Oscar, Alice, Drew, Chloe and Christina—are distracted by news reports of a vigilante who is saving innocent humans against what can only be vampire attacks. Fearing this vigilante will cause unwanted attention that will expose the vampire-hunter community with each person he rescues, the group attempts to discover who this mysterious potential vampire hunter is. 
When they catch up with him, the group learns a sho

cking revelation that might just change everything for everyone in Arcadia Falls, but will have the most profound impact on Chloe herself. 
The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is the continuation of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. Following the format of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is serialized into several novella-length stories.
It’s Here! The day we have all been waiting for, the release of Book 1 in The Arcadia Falls Chronicles!
Here are the links where you can get it, for now. As you know it can take some time for it to show up in other places. Please spread the word so everyone knows that once again, It’s Vampire Hunting Season!
Amazon / Smashwords B&N 

Sunday, 30 December 2012

(ARC) Book Review (197): The Mad Scientist's Daughter - Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter

Publication: 7th February 2013
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages: 400
Genre: Science-Fiction
Age Appropriate: Young Adult

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is the heartbreaking story of the journey from childhood to adulthood, with an intriguing science fictional twist.

There’s never been anyone - or anything - quite like Finn.
He looks, and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task is to tutor Cat.
When the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world.
My Thoughts...
As much as I enjoyed this book, I also found it to be a little bit disturbing, as in the relationship between Kat and Finn.
Don't get me wrong, it is an interesting concept but when it came to the physical side of their relationship I was turned off a bit, although in saying that I did end up in tears quite a few times throughout their time together.

I did really like Finn's character in the book, he was humanised so much that sometimes I did forget that he was an android.
Kat however I had a love/hate relationship with, her indecisiveness and her dependency on Finn, so much so that when he wasn't around it was like she just shut down.
And I wonder how much of that had to do with what I interpreted as the indiference her parents (her Mum especially) showed her, so that she had no one but Finn to associate with and to become emotionally attached to.

At the age of five Kat's Father (who is a scientist, hence the title) bring's home an android named Finn to become Kat's tutor, after initially being wary around him at first, Kat and Finn become very close much to the concern of her parents.

This story told in three parts begins when Kat is a child and works it's way through her teenage and adult years, taking us on a journey of their relationship, through marriage and death, this book does leave a lasting impression that will have you thinking about it long after you turn the final page.

For those of you who like a bit of romance with their Science-Fiction then definitely pick this book up.

I give this 4/5.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Blog Tour: Pulse (Pulse #1) - Kailin Gow, Book Review (196).

Pulse (Pulse #1)


Publication: 7th June 2011
Publisher: Edge Books
Pages: 220
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Appropriate: Young Adult

PULSE, was the Award-Winning Finalist in two categories - "Fiction: Romance" and "Fiction: Multicultural" of the 
2011 International Book Awards, where Pulse's author Kailin Gow won first place overall in Fiction Horror, joining winners from St. Martin's Press, Simon & Shuster, Zondervan, and Random House. 
She joins other winners such as Bishop Desmond Tutu and Rick Warren in the 2011 International Book Awards.

17 year-old Kalina didn t know her boyfriend was a vampire until the night he died of a freak accident. She didn t know he came from a long line of vampires until the night she was visited by his half-brothers Jaegar and Stuart Greystone. There were a lot of secrets her boyfriend didn t tell her. Now she must discover them in order to keep alive. But having two half-brothers vampires around had just gotten interesting.
My Thoughts...
I know that I seem to say the same thing everytime that I review a Kailin book but man can she write, no matter whatever she writes I can never seem to put the book down whenever I pick one up.

So this time we have a book about vampires (I love the title), and Kalina a 17 year old girl who's ex-boyfriend Aaron was recently killed, his two brothers Stuart and Jaegar come to town and it's not to long before Kalina ends up in a relationship with Stuart, while also being attracted to Jaegar who is the bad boy of the two.

Being vampires and also being centuries old they're bound to end up with an enemy or two and he comes in the form of Octavius , he is here to capture Kalina who is found to have special blood that will break a vampire's curse, and so it's up to the two brothers to make sure that she's safe and doesn't fall into Octavius' hands.

And as with all of Kailin's books this one has a killer ending, which as per usual means I need to get my hands on the next book pronto

This has become another one of my favourite Kailin series and I highly recommend it.

I give this 5/5.


Kailin Gow

Author Bio
Kailin Gow has appeared on top national syndicated talk shows such as ABC Radio, Barbara Dooley show, Chat with Women on KKNW Seattle, Broadminded on Sirius Radio XM, and more as a leading authority on YA and women's issues including self-esteem, body image, dating and sexual relationships, abuse, and bullying. Kailin has been a published author for over 10 years with over 100 titles published under her name and under pen names.

She is the founder of the community social site, The Saving You Saving Me Project, which helps teens, young adults, and women deal with social issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, body image, bullying, cutting, relationships, and more in a positive community environment. The Saving You Saving Me Project is an extention of her YA-mature fiction Saving You Saving Me.
Kailin Gow began writing books for tween girls to help them with self-confidence and self-esteem. Her book, Gifted Girls Activities Guide to 365 Days of the Week, became a reference book used in girls organizations across the U.S. As her tween fans grew to become teens and young adults, Kailin began writing engaging and entertaining young adult book series for them. The results are book series like the Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Fire Wars, FADE, DESIRE, and more.

All her books are inspired by personal experiences. Saving You Saving Me was inspired by her experience as a peer counselor for young women during college and from her psychology major college roommate's experience being in a relationship similar to the one portrayed by Sam and Collins in the book. Loving Summer was inspired by Kailin's experience growing up with a family consisting of a mother, two sons, and a daughter who went through a similar experience of tragedy in the book. Aunt Sookie is based on herself and some actor friends she knows. The Frost Series, Circus of Curiosities Series, and FADE Series came about through vivid dreams. Never Say Never was inspired by Kailin's experience as a radio host and working with and interviewing bands, as well as having college friends who were in bands. Kailin also played the drums and keyboard for a band she once started. A classically-trained musician, she was once led her school orchestra, playing first chair violin. Her experience in the music world and her love of Phantom of the Opera, inspired the Phantom Diaries. PULSE was inspired when Kailin was in the hospital suffering from heavy blood loss post surgery and needed several bags of blood to survive (like a vampire). Beautiful Beings was inspired by her college encounter with a young demon exorcist. A pastor once told her she had the gift of sight and that she was destined to become a prolific author, many times over.

She began taking her writing seriously when her daughter was diagnosed as being on the spectrum and her mother was fighting three types of cancer. Four years later, her daughter was no longer on the spectrum, and her mother became cancer free. Kailin believes in hope and miracles, after having been through several struggles and experiences herself. This is why she writes.
When not busy inhaling chocolate and drinking coffee by the gallon, Kailin makes time for writing fantasy books, blogging as an expert blogger for Fast Company, volunteering as an Emergency Responder and volunteering for battered women's shelters. For fun, she plays the electric violin, and puts together a music playlist for her radio and web shows.
Her Frost Series consisting of the Bitter Frost Series, The Wolf Fey Series, and the Fairy Rose Chronicles along with her other book series are being developed into worldwide MMORPG Games by SEE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, which is the world's leading game developer known for developing the top blockbuster films into games.

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Book Review (195): The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (MacGregor Trilogy #1) - Grace Burrowes

The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (MacGregor Trilogy #1)

Publication: 1st December 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 375
Genre: Historical Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult
His Family or His Heart -- One of Them Will Be Betrayed...

Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who's wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes.

But in his intended's penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he's ever wanted in a wife.
My Thoughts...
I am a huge fan of historical romance books add in a family of sexy, virile scottish guys and you have the makings of a fantastic novel which is what this book turned out to be.
The new Earl of Balfour Ian MacGregor has arranged to get married, in need of money to help upkeep his home and support his family he has agreed to marry Genie, who's father is only interested in his daughter gaining a title, not her happiness.
Genie's cousin and chaperone Augusta, whom at her age is considered a spinster catches Ian's eye, and he hers but they both know that for different reasons they cannot be together.
We also see romances developing between Ian's two brother's Gil and Con and a couple of the guests, I kind of guessed who the final couples were going to be at the start of the book but it was a funny and entertaining ride getting there.
We also have the Baron (Genie's father) commiting some dastardly deeds to make sure that Augusta is out of the picture for good, as well as the offences he commited after the death of her parents wich may or may not see the light of day.
I really liked the way that this book was written so that every character had their own pov's throughout, it added a bit extra to the story being able to understand where everybody was coming from.
I look forward to continuing on with series with the next book featuring Hector (Genie's younger sister), a fantastic addition to the historical romance genre.
I give this 5/5. 

Friday, 28 December 2012

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2013.

Today's List Is...
The Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2013.
(In No Particular Order).

Book Review (194): Deliver Me From Temptation (Paladin Warriors #2) - Tes Hilaire

Deliver Me from Temptation (Paladin Warriors #2)

Publication: 4th December 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 346
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult
Logan Calhoun is the last full-blooded Paladin, the future leader of a race of immortal warrior angels. The heavy responsibility of continuing the Paladin line falls to him, and the last thing he should do is get involved with a human. Then fate throws Jessica Waters, a homicide detective who doesn't believe in fate or divine intervention, into his path. Her devotion lies in her Glock and a good set of handcuffs. Like Logan, she's a warrior for her people, and she awakens within him something he'd never thought he'd feel. But she's also as human as they come...
My Thoughts...
This is a great instalment to the Paladin Warriors series, this book is Logan's story and his involvement with a human police officer Jessica.
One night while out patrolling he comes across Jessica while she is waiting for an informant, after coming face to face with the creatures that go bump in the night he has to erase her memory of that incident, so when they meet again the next day she doesn't remember him but she feels like she's met him before.
Logan soon discovers that Jessica is his bond mate but the knowledge that she is mortal and he'll one day have to watch her die stops him from starting a relationship with her but instead resorts to following her around which she soon discovers and thinks that he's nothing more than a stalker.
And with Jessica investigating a case that only seems to put her in danger Logan is more determined than ever to keep her safe and out of trouble, but that is easier said than done when trouble seems to find her wherever she is.
We get some glimpses of Roland and Karissa and what they are up too and Valin whom was a favourite of mine from the first book and I'm hoping that his book is next, and with the mention of Gabbie I'm extremely excited as these two belong together.
I'm really happy with where this series is going and I look forward to continuing on with this series and all those other Paladin warriors, if you haven't read this series yet, pick it up and give it a go.
I give this 4/5.

Feature And Follow Friday.


Well normally I would say the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, but for something different I will suggest a book from a genre that I was never really a fan of before this year (contemporary/romance) and that is: Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire, I highly recommend this book to everybody!
I love me some Travis Maddox.

Book Review (193): Deliver Me From Darkness (Paladin Warriors #1) - Tes Hilaire

Deliver Me from Darkness (Paladin Warriors #1)

Publication: 7th February 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 323
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult

He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up at his doorstep.


She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can't deny his heart.
My Thoughts...
I really loved this book and the world that Tes has created, the band of warriors that form the Paladins all seem extremely intriguing and I can't wait to read more books in this series about the other warriors.

Roland was once a Paladin warrior, but after being tricked he was unwillingly turned into a vampire, and so he has mostly shut himself away from society, apart from night time when he is out fighting the vampires, demons and merkers, he is still loyal to the Paladins although they don't extend the same courtesy to him anymore.

His only friend left of the warriors is Logan, he is the son of the Paladin leader and one of the last pure line of Angels, and his Father and the other Paladin's believe that Logan killed Roland 94 years ago.

One night Logan brings a woman named Karissa to his apartment and leaves her there, of course once she wakes up and discovers that Roland is a vampire she's not exactly happy and tries to escape, what ensues had me laughing to myself, Roland who had just gotten his apartment the way he liked it everything new and clean, is destroyed by Karissa while he slept, but he discovers that she is not exactly human by the way she can transport herself from place to place and that she is the only remaining Paladin female left and he realises that she is also his bond mate.

As with all books in the paranormal genre we have our main baddie, in this book we have a few Christos who was the vampire that turned Roland, Ganelon a former Paladin who went rogue after the death of his mate years before and they both work for Lucifer himself. 

There are quite are a couple of characters in this book that I felt stole the show as it were, Valin a Paladin warrior and Gabrielle 'Gabbie' another vampire that Christos turned who is friends with Roland and refuses to drink blood until Christos forces her too, I have a feeling that both Valin and Gabbie will end up together in future books and I think I know who Gabbie's father is and I hope it's not long till we discover who that is.

I loved this book and I look forward to the next book in the series.

I give this 4/5.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Blog Tour: Stones To Ashes (The Alchemists Academy #1), Elemental Explosions (The Alchemists Academy #2) - Kailin Gow, Book Review (191) & (192).

Tour Schedule

The Alchemists Academy Book 1: Stones to Ashes by Kailin Gow
Publication: 7th January 2011
Publisher: The Edge
Pages: 198
Genre: Fantasy
Age Appropriate: Young Adult

What do you learn the Academy? Wirt asks. Magic? The responsibility to use your powers responsibly? Uh...something like that, his roommate Spencer said. More like how to rule worlds. Wirt, is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way. Now he s in a school he can t escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities, for what use, he doesn't save his world or to destroy it...
My Thoughts...
The Alchemist's Academy is another winning series for Kailin Gow.

Every series that I've read so far has such different characters and storylines, and I always love delving into a new book to see what new and exciting world Kailin has come up with.

This time we have Wirt (a very unique name and a nice change having a male protagonist) who discover's he has magical abilities after he 'accidentally' transports himsefl to a school for magical children, but don't mistake this for a Harry Potter knock-off, the basis for the magic in this story is the legend of King Arthur and Merlin.

With the help of his roommate Spencer, Alana (the girl that they both have a crush on) and Miss Lake (a well known person from the Arthurian legend) the try to find an Urn which is a magical artifact stolen from the school, and not a good thing to fall into the wrong hands.

I really liked the descriptions of the school and all the different magical subjects that the students can enrol in.
A really fun, fast paced read, now onto the next one.

I give this 4/5.


The Alchemists Academy Book 2: Elemental Explosions by Kailin Gow
Publication: 25th July 2011
Publisher: The Edge
Pages: 220
Genre: Fantasy
Age Appropriate: Young Adult

A new student has entered The Alchemists Academy, and he brings with him an explosive power that threatens the Academy and the legend of Merlin. Wirt thought he was the only bad boy at the Academy, but he was wrong. Not only is Roland Black worse than Wirt, but a new teacher had replaced one of their beloved teachers, and she has more planned for Wirt and his friends than just lesson plans. Alana, his crush has grown prettier, and now he is rivals for her attention with not only his best friend Spencer, but newcomer Roland, as well. On top of that, it is their second year, and the year where all the students must pass a test to move on to the Elite Class at the Academy. The Elite Class is the only class in the third year at the Academy, and the students who fail will be sent home, others will face something even deadlier.
My Thoughts...
The second instalment in the series finds Wirt with a new roommate, new kid Roland Black who isn't very friendly towards Wirt or Spencer but seems very interested in spending time with Alana.

Wirt feels that there is something that Roland is hiding but he can't quite put his finger on it until one night in their dorm room he hears Roland having a conversation with someone about what his plans are while he's at the school and it's not good, but with Alana infatuated with him and Wirt and Spencer not spending that much time together Wirt is determined to find out what's going on with Roland himself.

And if that wasn't enough to keep Wirt on his toes, the Headmaster announces that exams will begin to pick the fourteen students who will commence into the Elite class next year, whoever doesn't make it will be sent home.

The ending of this book was frustrating only for the fact of the way we were kept hanging, I need to get my hands on the third book, this was definitely my favourite of the two books so far and I look forward to continuing on to see what happens next.

Another Kailin Gow series highly recommended.

I give this 4/5.


Author Kailin Gow

Kailin Gow is the award-winning, international bestselling author of over 80 distinct books.

Kailin Gow is also the President of a media company, a media personality, and has been writing full-time since she was first published. Holding a Masters in communications management and leadership positions in Fortune 500 corporations, she puts her leadership abilities, her experience, and desire to help others into her fiction books. As a result, she has written the forthcoming, Finding the Heroine in You book which is also a national tour. She is a mother and spends whatever spare time she has volunteering at the Red Cross, Battered Women's Shelters, and other organizations.

Currently her Frost Series is in development for a major international MMO Game, and she has over 14,000 and growing Frosters on her facebook fan page.


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Monday, 24 December 2012

Top 10 Of 2012: Best Books I've Read In 2012.

Today's List Is...

Best Books I've Read In 2012.
(In No Particular Order)

Obsidian (Lux #1)

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)

I love this series and I loved this book better than the first one although the end had me in tears.

Hallowed (Unearthly #2)

This book had me in tears at the end, after this book I went from Team Tucker to Team Christian.

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)

One of my all time favourite series I've waited so long for Tohr's book, and I was not disappointed.

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1)

This book got me into reading Contemporary Romance, a genre I never really cared for.

Deity (Covenant #3)

I love how Jennifer creates such fantastic male leads in her books, and in this series we have the gorgeous Aidan St Delphi.

My Favorite Mistake

Two words for why I loved this book so much Hunter Zaccadelli!

Storm (Elemental #1)

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)

Travis Maddox is the reason for my love of this book, I cannot wait for Walking Disaster, this book from his pov.

Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus #2)

I loved this second book in the series more than the first, with a cliffhanger ending I cannot wait for next year for the next book.