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Title: Bronagh (Slater Brothers, #1.5)
Author: L.A. Casey
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Series: Slater Brothers
Publication Date: August 15th, 2014

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Bronagh Murphy has been through a lot over the past few years, a hell of a lot, so when her 21st birthday rolls around all she wants to do is relax and spend the day with her family. Quietly.

Her boyfriend, Dominic Slater, doesn’t do relaxed or quiet. He never has, and he never will. He plans out a day for Bronagh that is both romantic, and exciting. However, Dominic’s version of exciting is very different to Bronagh’s as she will soon find out.

When things take a turn for the worst, and a bad altercation leaves Dominic once again fighting for his girl, Bronagh will have to decide once and for all if she will fight in Dominic’s corner or walk away and never look back.

Bronagh loves Dominic, and what Bronagh loves, Bronagh protects.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty two year old stay at home mother to an almost two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her four and half year old (the half is apparently vital) beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day.

Her first novel, Dominic, was released on March 17th, 2014, and on March 21st, 2014, it became an international Amazon bestseller.

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Challenging Destiny Book Blitz

Challenging Destiny

Release Date: 03/27/14
Summary from Goodreads:

Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons.

Logan can sense something’s not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer’s day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He’s had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He’s afraid this time it might just be Ariana.

Logan’s fears are soon confirmed when he discovers their new friends aren’t human, but rather representatives from Heaven and Hell sent to Earth to ensure he and Ariana accept their roles in an ancient prophecy. Demons want Logan to open the gates of Hell. Ariana has the power to stop them, but if she chooses to side with Heaven to spare the lives of thousands of innocent people, she’ll damn her brother for eternity.

Together, they must derail the biblical event if they hope to save themselves and the future of mankind…but what price are they willing to pay to keep the other safe?

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About the Author

A little about myself: I write young adult and middle grade novels. I love finding new stories that keep me up late reading. While my favorite genre is fantasy, if the book is beautifully written with characters that come alive I’m all over it.

My debut novel EMBRACE is now available from Omnific Publishing.


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Tortured Souls Blitz

Tortured Souls (Orion Circle #1)
Release Date: July 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option.

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.


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“Tortured Souls was a
wonderful YA read. It was light and enjoyable all the way through. From the
romance, to the thrills, this book was fantastic. YA lovers, this is definitely
a book you’ll want to check out.” ~ Farrah at Imagine a World
 
“Tortured souls by Kimber
Wheaton…….. omg!! Great book!!!! This is one you don’t want to miss out on.~ Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock
 
“The
plot is wonderfully spooky with just the right amount of suspense and mystery
to keep the pages turning.” ~ James Luby– Amazon Reviewer

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About the Author

Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. She is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.

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Shattering Halos Book Tour

Halos
Shattering Halos by Sunniva Dee
(Halos #1)
Publication date: February 24th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
Synopsis:

I traded my death for love. I wasn’t given a choice. His decision has caught up with us, so now I am a living, breathing catalyst to war between Heaven and Hell.

The violations he committed saved my life. Since the collision, he’s appeared everywhere. In my hospital room, my school, even my house. He shows up in my paintings, my drawings, in all of my art projects. I can’t stop thinking about him.

He says his name is Gabriel, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He doesn’t know how I can see him or why he wants me in ways that should be impossible for a Celestial.

My obsession grows. I need him to hold me, kiss me—give all of himself. For every day he protects me, the consequences loom darker and taller. Soon, they’ll crash down on us.

The war is about to begin.

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Personal Thoughts:  The premise of the story was the first thing that grabbed my attention. I loved the mention of Supernatural in the tagline. I love the supernatural and the unknown and this book definitely had those elements. Add in some angels and we have a winner.
The story of  Gaia and Gabriel was pretty intense and their love was really strong considering their history. However, I did not like how Gaia would become basically useless whenever she was with Gabriel. I like it when characters are strong on their own and who are able to love at the same time.
There were some aspects of the story that did seem to drag a bit and due to that factor it took me a while to get into the story. Also the two POV’s were also a challenge. It always takes a bit of time to get used to the back and forth of different POV’s.  However, in the end it did work and it made the story pretty good. The secrets that were revealed through the book were pretty dark ones and it made the plot even better.
Overall a great book that has romance, paranormal elements and a well written story line. I loved the vivid descriptions throughout the book. I was able to picture it all as I was reading it.  I’ll be checking out to see the next installment for sure.
Rating: 3/5 Stars
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I write New Adult fiction with a paranormal twist and don’t shy away from romance and heart-wrenching passion when necessary.I moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then I read “The Book,” aka Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which spurred my husband and me to move cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

I’m currently on my seventh year in the Deep South, where I enjoy the heat and the humidity. Besides writing, I spend my time with our “petting zoo” as in an opinionated parrot, a herd of cats that are experts on keyboard shortcuts, and puppies that…uh, bark.

I hold a Master’s degree in languages, with concentrations within literature and linguistics. I taught at college level for a decade before settling in as a graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. When I’m not writing, I read.
Shattering Halos is my debut novel, and its standalone sequel, Stargazer, is due out later this year.

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Dark Witch Book Review

16158558Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Source: Library

Synopsis: With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.

Ireland.

County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…

Personal Thoughts:I love trilogies and especially the beginning of a brand new one. What makes it even better is if it is by an author that you love and trust to deliver a wonderful story. Dark Witch introduces Iona who goes to Ireland on an adventure to find her extended family and her roots. She finds her cousins Branna and Connor O’Dwyer and there is an instant connection to both of them, a family connection.

Shortly after her arrival, Iona finds a job at the local stables taking care of the horses. There she meets the owner and her boss, Boyle McGrath. He is everything that she has a weakness for and for those reasons she stays away as long as she can. However, the attraction that lingers between them cannot be avoided and before long both are seeing where their affections will take them.

Not everything is as it seems though because there is a dark evil that lingers on her family’s side. It is centuries old and it is coming out to destroy her new found relatives. Iona and the rest of the group team up to stop the evil powers. Through long days of research, practice of her powers and brainstorming for ideas, the team tries to stop and over power the evil that needs to be stopped.

The characters are fully developed and we fully get to know Iona and Boyle. The secondary characters are doing really well because we see the inside picture of everyone. It is a great book and a must read for Nora Roberts’ fans. They won’t be disappointed.

Rating:  4/5 Stars

Night Diver Book Review

Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell

Publication Date: April 8, 2014

Publisher: William Morrow

Source: Library

Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance, and suspense.

After a family tragedy, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean behind forever. But a series of bad management decisions has left her family’s diving and marine recovery business drowning in red ink. Now her brother pleads with her to come back to the island nation of St Vincent. Without Kate’s financial expertise, the iconic treasure-hunting enterprise started by her grandfather will go under. Unable to say no to the little family she has left, Kate heads back to the beautiful and terrifying ocean that still haunts her nightmares.

Holden Cameron was addicted to the adrenaline rush of active duty — including narrowly surviving an underwater explosives accident. The last thing the former British military diver wants is to babysit a family of thieves on a tropical island — even if they are the world-famous Diving Donnellys. But in his new civilian job, Holden must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship.

When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, Kate and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets — and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.

Personal Thoughts:  The latest novel by Elizabeth Lowell was not the best, however, it did meet my expectations. In the past there are some books by her that I absolutely love and others that are so so. This one was in the middle. The storyline was done well and it was paced good. It wasn’t too slow or too fast and it kept the story flowing. The suspense and mystery were what kept me reading til the end. The characters, Kate and Holden, I felt weren’t 100% up to par. I felt like the story was more focused on the treasure hunt and finding out what was going on and they were just going along for the ride. Although there were romance factors that showed us their connection it wasn’t enough. I was expecting there to be more.

The secondary characters didn’t really add to the story. They explained a lot of it, however I wasn’t able to connect with them and love the story even more.

Despite the drawbacks, I enjoyed the adventure aspect from both of the characters and I was able to escape reality for a short bit of time. It was fascinating to read about night diving and what it entails. The process was interesting to read about and gain more knowledge able it. Overall a good quick read filled with mystery and suspense, and some twists and turned thrown in to make things even more interesting.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars