Now in My Bookbag: Storm Unleashed, (Phantom Islanders Book 1; Edition 3), by Ednah Walters

Storm UnleashedI am totally enamored with this book!

Lexi is such a badass heroine. She is loving, caring, and determined. Her resoluteness to learn weaponry and self defense demonstrate her willingness to fight for her independence, and her love.

5 stars

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Cover Release for Guarding Eden, by Cameo Renae

Guarding EdenTitle: Guarding Eden (A Midway Novel) by Cameo Renae
Expected Release Date: JULY 21, 2017
Publisher: CHBB Publishing
Cover Designer: Stefanie Saw –www.seventhstargraphics.com
Editor: Victoria Rae Schmitz of Crimson Tide Editorial
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

❉ ABOUT ❉
Tucked away at an upscale, private boarding school in Brindle Hollow, Washington, seventeen-year-old Eden East comes face to face with a hideous creature on her walk back to her dorm. Shaken to her core, she’s left questioning the world around her, and soon finds herself entering a friendship with a hot, new student named Alexander.
Little does she know, Alex is a Guardian Angel, sent from Midway to protect her from those dangerous creatures—known as Darkling—lurking in the forest outside Brindle Hall. It isn’t long before Alex learns this is no ordinary assignment. Eden’s existence holds a secret; something hidden from even herself.
Eden is thrust into a world where Fallen angels and creatures of the Underworld will stop at nothing to catch her. With Alex at her side and a little help from some of his old friends, they form a formidable front against the enemy.
Hopefully, it’s not too little, too late.

❉ The Midway Novels are spin-offs of the Hidden Wings Series, but can be read as standalones. ❉

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Now in My Bookbag: Storm Revealed (Phantom Islanders Part 2), by Ednah Walters

Storm Revealed- Phantom Islanders 2I absolutely love this continuation of the Phantom Islanders’ story. The development and added complexity of this adventure, captivates the reader in me. And, the layers of much needed details engage me in my capacity as a reviewer. Walters truly delivers the hook here that I looked for in Part 1.

The further developments in the relationship between Storm and Lexi really appeal to the romantic in me. The secrets revealed about the island’s inhabitants, are a fantasy reader’s dream.

The characters are as endearing as they are eccentric. I can’t wait to see what happens to each of them as the adventure continues.

The amazing cliffhanger has me counting the days until the release of Storm Unleashed, the final part in Book 1, on June 27, 2017.

5 Stars

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Now in My Bookbag: Forged in Light, (The Forged Chronicles Book #4), by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Forged in LightThis conclusion to the Forged Chronicles uses a very interesting plot to create a good, but unexpected, end to the series.

The story development is imaginative. The approach used by Ivy, to tie up the series’ loose ends, is clever.

The is not a lot of further character development in this book, as most of that is covered in the previous three books in the series.  4 1/2 stars

I would highly recommend re-reading the first three books prior to reading Forged in Light. Because of time constraints, I failed to do so, and I was a little lost from time to time as a result.
This book is recommended for New Adult, and older, readers.
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Now in My Bookbag: Haven, (Relentless book #5), by Karen Lynch

This book, and series, should be considered Upper YA due to some mature content.

Haven CoverSince Roland Greene was introduced in Relentless, I have wanted to read a book about him. I am very happy that Haven gives him a voice. His story is well written and thoroughly developed.

This book is character driven. The growth of the main players creates a very appealing story arc. Most of the characters are likable, though there are a few that are truly despicable. Those truly villainous characters drive most of the cause and effect of the plot. The main characters are lovable, relatable, and they grow in complexity over the course of the book.

Roland’s story is well written and thoroughly developed, with a pleasantly surprising plot. The book has a good flow. Lynch has authored a very engaging novel that adds yet another flavor to the Relentless Series.

 

Book Blurb and Author Information:

Things are going well for Roland Greene. High school is behind him, he has a sweet new ride, a good job, and he’s making plans for his future. At eighteen, he’s one of the strongest werewolves in his pack, and he already has more vampire kills than most wolves have in a lifetime. Life is good. Almost.

It’s time for the annual pack gathering. Wolves from all over Maine come to take care of pack business and socialize – and to find mates. Everywhere Roland turns there are unmated females, and as the Alpha’s nephew, he’s prime mate material. The last thing he wants right now is a mate, and he’ll do all he can to stay a free wolf.

Until he meets her.

 

Product details

Author Biography

Karen LynchKaren Lynch is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

She grew up in Newfoundland, Canada – a place rich in colorful people and folklore to which she attributes her love of the supernatural and her vivid imagination. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina years ago and was immediately charmed by the southern people but she says she will always be a newbie.

Though she loves supernatural fiction, she has a soft spot for Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austin. She is a fan of classic rock, country and classical music but her favorite music is the sound of a good thunderstorm or a howling blizzard. Two of her favorite pastimes are baking artisan breads for her friends and spending quality time with her two German Shepherds.

You can visit Karen’s website at http://www.karenlynchnl.com

or find her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Lynch/1453469274881812?ref=hl

or keep in touch with her on twitter at https://twitter.com/karenlynchNL

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Now in My Bookbag: Facing the Lutha, (The Lutha Chronicles Part 2), by MJ Haag

Facing the Lutha CoverFacing the Lutha is such an exciting conclusion to The Lutha Chronicles, and I am very pleased that Haag completed the story that she began in Escaping the Lutha. The characters are fascinating… especially Tink.

The original installment was released as part of the collection Shifters and Spice, which featured stories from twenty different paranormal authors. Haag’s part of the collection is extremely well-written, and has now been released separately from that collection as Part 1 of The Lutha Chronicles.

Facing the Lutha,  is well thought out, and the perfect conclusion to Tink’s and Rogan’s story. Haag adds complexity to their world, and creates thrilling new layers to Tink’s character.

I highly recommend The Lutha Chronicles to readers who love paranormal, shifter stories.  5 stars for Facing the Lutha.

Below are the Amazon links to each part.

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Now in My Bookbag: Storm, (Phantom Islanders, Book 1 – Part 1), by Ednah Walters

Storm Part OneI am very excited by the idea of a pirate-based story, and have looked forward to this release. Before reviewing this installment, I feel I should disclose that I am not a fan of a book released in serial form, (short, multi-parts). The biggest problem I have with this delivery system is the tendency to use part one as an information dump, to provide readers with a lot of background information in as few pages as possible.

During the first few pages of Part One, Storm carries a bit of that curse. Though some of the information is out of context, there are still a lot of facts about Lexi’s circumstance that are dropped in just the first few pages. As soon as Storm enters the picture, nothing of that information is relatable… except her concern for her brother.

However, Storm’s entrance into her life heralds a turning point in the flow of the story. The connection Lexi has with Storm, as well as the magic surrounding him and his people, create an enchantment that draws me in. I am looking forward to the remaining installments, so I can see how their story resolves itself. I truly wish that the entire book was released as a duology, rather than a serial. I feel that the story would have had a better flow, as the beginning might have been less rushed.  3 1/4 stars

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Now in My Bookbag: Torn, (The Pteron Chronicles, Book #1), by Alyssa Rose Ivy

TornI have so looked forward to Hailey’s story. She is such a fascinating character from The Crescent Chronicles. She also makes an appearance in several of the other Chronicles, and is so captivating, she is one of my favorites.

This book does not disappoint. The story adds a complexity to Hailey that the other books do not. There is danger, intrigue, and great imagination displayed in the telling of her story. Ivy does a wonderful job of drawing me in. There are only a couple of things that I felt would have helped with my enjoyment.

In the beginning, it is unclear that much time has passed since the other books in which Hailey plays more than a minor role. It would have helped my understanding at the onset if that had been more apparent. There are also several typos, and editing mistakes, that disturb the flow.

Overall, the book is well done and a good read. The cliffhanger at the end is compelling, and I am looking forward to Book #2.

4 1/2 stars

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Now in My Bookbag: Retribution, (The After Light Series… Book 5), by Cameo Renae

Retribution CoverI have waited anxiously for the final book of The After Light Saga. It is the series that introduced me to the dystopian genre. I so appreciate the strong heroine that Renae imagined Abi to be. I am also very happy that Renae added such vulnerability to Abi. Without it, she and Finn could not achieve such a symbiotic relationship.

This final book in the series is really good. Renae makes an effort to show the way forward for the human race, and she incorporates such imagination and drama leading up to the conclusion. There are a couple of ideas that I felt were a tiny bit unneeded, but the book as a whole flows well.

Renae fulfills my need to know the resolutions for some of my favorite characters from previous books, but leaves me wondering about a couple of others who were foreshadowed to cross paths with Abi and Finn once again.

Overall, I am well satisfied with the conclusion to this fascinating story. 4 stars

I am hosting a giveaway of the entire After Light Saga, (e-books – Kindle Edition), on the My Bookbag Facebook page.  As always, the giveaway is in NO WAY affiliated with Facebook. There is also no affiliation with the author, or her representatives. This is solely my responsibility.

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