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Showing posts with label Reviews. Show all posts

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Blood Dragons

Blood Dragons by Rosemary A Johns
Rebel Vampires Book 1
Published August 3, 2016 by CreateSpace
Reviewed by Rose
3 Fangs

Synopsis:

How do you rebel in a family of vampires..? 

In a divided paranormal London, Light is the bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world with a photographic memory, a Triton motorbike, and a love for the hunt. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows with Ruby - a savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer. But he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule. 

1960s London. Kathy is a seductive singer but she’s also human. Light is tempted by the danger, even though their romance is forbidden. When the two worlds collide, it could mean the end. For both species.

When Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments, he questions whether he should be slaying or saving the humans he’s always feared. Unless Light plays the part of hero, he risks losing everything. Including the two women he loves.

A rebel, a red-haired devil and a Moon Girl battle to save the world – or tear it apart.

“INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE MEETS TRUE BLOOD.”

Fans of Night Huntress, Immortals After Dark, Anita Blake, Fever and Blood Dagger Brotherhood will LOVE the spellbinding secret world of Blood Life.

Blood Dragons is the explosive bestselling first instalment of the supernatural suspense series Rebel Vampires from the award-winning fantasy author Rosemary A Johns. Experience a thrilling new adventure with vampires, unputdownable surprises and dark romance. (Goodreads)

Welcome to the Rebel Age!
http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons


Review:

Light, a bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, has been hiding in the shadows of paranormal London since Victorian times. His only company? A savage Elizabethan Blood lifer. And he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule.

London, 1960s. When a seductive human singer tempts Light with a forbidden romance, their worlds collide. At the same time, Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments. Now he’s torn between slaying the humans he was raised to fear, or saving them.

But an effort to play the hero could spell the end…for both species.

This is the first I have read from this author, and while the writing itself was not bad, but having it in a form of monologue, soliloquy, journal to a lover,  or whatever that was, was just down right painful. It didn't really draw me in, just kept right at arms length, very detached. Because Light was not addressing the reader, just his love in her dying state of the life they had in his recounting. To some it just may be your thing, but I need a little more from books. Which is sad because I could see talent from this author. I do have the others, and do plan to giving them a go, just to see if the style is more to my liking.

Oh, don't forget to brush up on British slang, because it's riddled with them. I thought even though I am from America I could figure most out, as I have read British authors before, some threw me for a loop. Some are just not what you really come into contact with day to day. Slang in books is ok, but there is a point that it is just too much, that goes for American slang as well. Maybe it is me, I don't think that I would deter from buying the books due to that fact alone. 

I did love the touch of world building in this first installment. I would have loved more details. Overall, my opinion is this is a good start to a series from a new to me author. 

Review by Rose

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Review: So I Married A Sorcerer

So I Married A Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks
The Embraced Book 2
Published August 29, 2017 by St. Martin's Press
Review by Crystal Blood
5 Mystical Stars!


Synopsis:

Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knows nothing of her past, except that she is Embraced: born with powers that forced her into hiding. Everything changes when she learns she’s a princess, hidden away from her villainous half-brother who now rules the kingdom. But he knows about Brigitta, and he’ll do anything to get her back. Unless a certain roguish pirate has anything to say about it…

Rupert is both an infamous pirate and a sorcerer with the power to harness the wind. He’s been waiting nineteen years for revenge—and he needs Brigitta to get it. What begins as a kidnapping of the fiery beauty turns into a fierce attraction. But can he win the captive princess’s heart?
 (Goodreads)


Review:

So I Married a Sorcerer is the second book in the Embraced series but also reads as a standalone if you didn't read book one. Nuns, pirates, and magic oh my! 

Brigitta was abandoned as a baby because she was one of the Embraced, children born with magical gifts, she was raised in a convent with no memory of her past. When one of her sisters need her, Brigitta and her other sisters leave the safety of the convent to go to her sisters side. On the journey, the boat she was traveling on is surround by two opposing fleets. To save her sisters on board, Brigitta allows herself to be captured by the infamous pirate Rupert. 

Living his life on the sea has made Rupert happy but what he desires most of all is the revenge which has been denied to him. When Rupert finds out who Brigitta is he sees her as a way to get the revenge that has been after for many years but he didn't count on falling in love with the daughter of the man who betrayed his family. When Brigitta's life is in danger will Rupert be able to follow his heart and save Brigitta or will Rupert finally get his revenge? 

So I Married A Sorcerer is a delicious blend of action and adventure with a bit of romance thrown in. The world of the Embraced drew me in from page one and left me wanting more, I can't wait to read what else in story for all my favorite characters. 

Review: Wicked Bite

Wicked Bite by Rebecca Zanetti
Realm Enforcers Book 5
Published August 1, 2017 by Lyrical Press
Review by Crystal Blood
4 Mystical Stars Claws!

Synopsis:

If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!

As she hunts for a drug lord killing her fellow witches, all Tessa Lansa’s instincts point to the Grizzly motorcycle club. That might be because their leader, Bear, is the strong, silent shifter type: warm brown eyes and more muscle and alpha male than any woman can ignore. Which makes Tessa’s plan to seduce and betray him all the more dangerous . . .
 
Bear doesn’t trust the curvy, blue-eyed witch. But Tessa can heal the injuries that sap his strength. And since he can’t stop thinking of her lush body and teasing smile, her plan to mate him to reclaim her own power is highly tempting. Just one problem. Once a desire this wild is loose, no one will ever control it . . (Goodreads)


Review:

This is my first read from Rebecca Zanetti but it won't be my last. Wicked Bite is part of the Realm Enforcers series but functions well as a standalone if like me you haven't read the other books in the series. I was only confused in a couple of parts but the author does a great job of explaining backstory from the other books in the series so I wasn't completely lost by any means. 


Bear is the Alpha of the Grizzles, a shifter MC. As a result of his actions in a previous book Bear is dying from the inside out. He's loosing his strength and slowly he is loosing his life. Bear still has a lot to live for but there is little hope of curing what ails him except a strange witch who claims to have the ability to heal him. Nessa is a unique witch. She doesn't have the same abilities as other witches, her ability is one of a healer. However that ability has made her a target so she suggests a deal to Bear, she will heal him and give his life back to him if he will agree to mate with her. Untrusting of witches in general because of their many secrets, Bear must decide if he wants to live bad enough to trust the little witch. 


Like all witches Nessa does have her secrets, she was sent undercover to discover if Bear's MC is dealing a drug that is killing witches. What she uncovers is a conspiracy that not only may tear Bear and Nessa apart but may cost her her life. 


With a giant plot twist you probably won't see coming Rebecca Zanetti has earned a fan in me.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Few Good Review(er)s

A Few Good Review(er)s
I didn’t start off in the book world writing, I started off reviewing. I didn’t think I had it in me to write and complete an entire novel, now I’m almost finished writing my second full novel, and starting on my third novella. But, writing takes time, and takes time away from my pride and joy that brought into contact with a lot of fangtastic authors.
I don’t want to keep letting the Gothic Mom's blog go downhill, but, I can’t keep doing it on my own either. I need more reviewers! If you have a passion for books with a dark touch I’d love to have you join my team, and feel free to bring a friend or two with you. There is no age requirement or restriction, there’s also no pay. But, you will have access to some great books! I only ask that whatever books requested from the list you leave a review within three weeks of receiving it. And feel free to leave a review on a book you’re already reading.
You do NOT have to write a perfect review, just one that shows how you truly feel about what you’ve read. Oh! There will be quarterly prizes for the most active reviewers. And any contest(s) posted on the blog everyone is free to enter.

And introducing my first new accomplice, Crystal Blood! Mrs. Blood is also one of my Demented Diva's!

I hope to be adding more names soon...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Few Good Review(er)s


 I'm still looking for a few good reviewers! Last couple didn't pan out so well, one due to extenuating circumstances, so I am in desperate needs of some acolytes. If you love dark, gothic, paranormal, supernatural, urban fantasy, new age self help(involving magic/chakras only), wiccan/pagan, occult or any other books along those lines, I'm looking for you! I have books streaming in, but not enough time to read them all. All I ask is that you read them in a timely manner and send me an honest review to post on the blog, Goodreads and Amazon. You also review personal books as well if you'd like, and, yes, the credit would go to you. And, no, we do not get paid. I wish! Not all reviews will get a five, just try not to give them all a 1. Interested? Email me at nightmistress88@gmail.com or comment here. Know of someone else who might be, feel free to share this with them, or share this post a copy of this link on your page.

If you're new to reviewing, I'll help you along the way. If you're a vet all the better. Any type of experience is fine, we all had to start somewhere.

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