Showing posts with label The Guardians. Show all posts
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Guardians III: Review and Spotlight

The Guardians III by Jennifer Raygoza
Published September 16, 2014 by Vamptasy Publishing 
4 BLOODY FANGS!!

"Gionna is back, and things are more violent and bloody than ever."

Synopsis -

My name is Gianna Weston. I am Vampire. I was thrust into a world I didn’t know. Given a life I didn’t think I wanted. I have had my world turned upside down and my life shredded before me. All this time holding onto the love of a man who breathes life into me and I into him. His very existence sets fire to my cold skin. He is my maker, my husband and the father to my children. But even love can no longer fight the demons inside of me. Not after all the tragedies. The death, the pain, and the heartache are haunting me with a relentless vengeance. This darkness has me by its nails scraping sinfully at my core. It’s time to stop running and hiding from the darkness. These demons I speak of won’t let me rest until I accept what I am. A nightmare. A killer. A blood thirsty animal.

Are you afraid? You should be. I. AM. A. MONSTER.


Excerpt -

“Here is some food for thought. I think being sheltered down here has gotten things out of focus for all of you. So I suggest you make a strong mental note of what I’m about to say. You humans, are no longer at the top of the food chain. Look around. Tell me what you see. I’ll tell you what I see. I see lunch. Around here, you are considered fresh meat. You are walking, talking blood bags. You are simply our food supply. So, instead of worrying about your jobs, you should be petrified that you’re standing in a room with three vampires that could rip you to bloody shreds and sleep like a baby afterwards. If that’s not scary enough for you, outside is a more vicious species of us, and I guarantee this. They won’t bring you lovely folk’s coffee and pancakes with a fucking smile.” I looked around the room to see the shaken expression on everyone’s faces. I stared down at the floor, knowing I had offended every person in the room. 


About the Author -

Jennifer Raygoza lives in Corona, California with her husband and children. She developed a love for writing poetry at the young age of twelve. She did not want to become a writer when she was young instead, she had dreams of becoming a Marriage Counselor and majored in Psychology when she was older. Although that dream did not work out, she still council’s relationship advice to friends and family. In 2013 she published her first book called The Guardians. Originally it was a story written for fun, and out of curiosity was self-published. Little did she know that it would be a hit with vampire lovers. Fans encouraged her to write part two in the series. She was currently working on another project, but pushed it back to write part two to please the fans. The Guardians III: Blood Vengeance is the last and final installment in the Guardians Series. 



Review -

Jennifer Raygoza made a very hard decision that every series author faces, how long should it last. Instead drawing things out The Guardians face their last page in this trilogy, and they go out with more than a few bloody fangs. But worry not fans, looks like an opening was left between the pages allowing the making of a possible spin-off.

Gionna has finally come to her breaking point: her only daughter is still missing.That in and of itself is enough to make the strongest of women go insane. Add on the role of being Vampire Queen, Wife, and Mother to a son missing his twin, you would probably become a little less wrapped around the hinges to. So anyone crossing her path at this time had better tread softly, or risk having their heart ripped out, literally. Oh, and did I fail to mention the fact of having to house her family and closest friends who would rather whine and complain than to just shut-up and stay safe. And a best-friend focused on her next conquest.

The thing I love most about Raygoza is that she keeps her characters real. Readers can see and feel the emotional that they are suffering through. And unlike some authors who have their characters jump in the sac just to please some of their fans, you won't find fill in sex here. What couple, human or vampire, could even think about sex when their child's life is on the line? And only they can save them.

All questions will be answered and new characters will be introduced; some to be of help, and some, well, let's just say they would probably get along with Adonis just fine. The long awaited battle between Guardians and Dark Angels finally takes place, and there may be casualties on both sides of the line. And the ending just may raise more than a few eyebrows.    

 This book is a true must read for all Guardian fans and should not be read as a stand alone.      


                                                 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Guardians III Launch Party

Save the Date: September 16, 2014


YOU ARE ALL BLOODILY INVITED TO:

Facebook Release Day Launch Party, With Me as One of the Host!

Where:  Facebook (therefore, wherever the Hel you want!)
When:  September 16, 2014 5pm - 10pm EST
MY SLOT!!:  8pm - 9:30pmEST
What:  A Party to celebrate the Release of Blood Vengeance, a bloodthirsty romance (violence and sex, yum). Join in on some fun and games and more than a few giveaways. Including books, Amazon Cards and more.
Why:  Hmm...Why not?!
Cost:  Nothing but a good and dirty sense of humor. 

Synopsis -

My name is Gianna Weston. I am Vampire. I was thrust into a world I didn’t know. Given a life I didn’t think I wanted. I have had my world turned upside down and my life shredded before me. All this time holding onto the love of a man who breathes life into me and I into him. His very existence sets fire to my cold skin. He is my maker, my husband and the father to my children. But even love can no longer fight the demons inside of me. Not after all the tragedies. The death, the pain, and the heartache are haunting me with a relentless vengeance. This darkness has me by its nails scraping sinfully at my core. It’s time to stop running and hiding from the darkness. These demons I speak of won’t let me rest until I accept what I am. A nightmare. A killer. A blood thirsty animal.

Are you afraid? You should be. I. AM. A. MONSTER







Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Revelation Review


The Revelation by Jennifer Raygoza
The Guardians Book 2
Published October 24, 2013
5 BLOODY FANGS!

"What's more dangerous than standing between a Mother and her child?  Standing between  a Vampire Mother and her child."

Synopsis -

It's been three years since I have turned, and I am not sure who I am anymore. I don't even know if I want to be what I have become. Is love enough to keep me alive inside even if I am dead? How can I find peace within myself when everything around me screams war and death? How will things end when one man holds my eternal love and another wants me dead? There is no end as far as I can see. It’s just the beginning because I can feel the darkness approaching. It wants me. It calls for me by name. I will keep on fighting until it arrives. The problem is, if I don’t learn to shut off my emotions I may just become my own worst enemy. Is it all too much, or not enough? These are the things a vampire queen, new mother and woman fighting with her past human morals must ask herself. I have one more important question to answer that could change everything. IS THIS REALLY WHAT I WANT?

The red jeweled necklace the coven called The Eye of the Queen sat right at my cleavage. I ran one finger over my pale skin and red lips as I looked at my reflection in the mirror. Queen was my title, but I knew different. I was just a beautiful killer.  (Goodreads)

Review -

The Revelation is a truly apt name indeed for this installation of The Guardians.  Many things about the past are revealed from Caleb, Sasha, a not so dead Cain and more importantly, the real reason for the creation of the Dark Angels is revealed.  Readers who enjoyed book 1, you ain't seen nothin' yet, because this series' has turned out to be like a fine wine, it only gets better with time.

If you think being a mother is tough, try being a brand new vampire trying to raise two teenage vampires with the raging hormones of a human teen times ten who sped through diapers, terrible twos, adolescence and puberty all in the course of three years.  As if that isn't enough to deal with Gionna must also face threats both inside the walls of her own home when Caleb's ex-girlfriend decides to pop in and pay a visit, and the claws literally come out.  Gianna's plate quickly goes from full to overflowing when someone she loves sacrifices themself in an attempt to save her life. 

Meanwhile it looks as though their mortal enemies are not as dead as they think, and he has been plotting all this time to get the vengeance he feels is rightfully his.  The torment he has planned just may be the final straw that rips apart her heart.  He has set several games to play with Gionna, all of which involve her coven, her family and her children.

This series' is a true must read for all vampire lovers, of the non-sensitive variety.  Be advised, this book cannot be read as a stand-alone.  Readers will be on the edge of there seats from one page to the next, and desperately awaiting Book 3, Blood Vengeance.


For a limited time Book 2 is on sale for only $0.99

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Guardians Review

Feel the Fire by Jennifer Raygoza (ARC Review)
The Guardians Book 1
Re-Published April 13, 2014 by Vamptasy Publishing
4 Bloody Fangs

"A new bloodthirsty take in the ever growing world of Vampirsm."

Synopsis - 

I thought I had life all figured out. We live. We suffer pain. We die. Death never bothered me much. It is love that scares the hell out of me, because love makes you weak, and in my line of work there is no room for that. My name is Gianna Botticelli. I am the daughter and only female employee of a Los Angeles mafia boss. Today was supposed to be like any other day, and then Caleb walked into my life. 

He is sexy and mysterious and knows things he shouldn’t. I don’t like it at all, but I can’t help the way he makes me feel inside. There is something different about him. What is he? All I know is that after meeting Caleb, things will never be the same as he introduces me into his world, an unknown world where the battle of good versus evil rages on. 

Sacrifices will be made, hearts will break and lives will be taken. How far am I willing to take this journey, I keep asking myself? If I have to sacrifice myself to save everyone and everything then the answer is easy. All the way.  (Goodreads)

Review -

This is the most original Vampire novel I have read in a very long time.  And for this to not only be the first book in a series', but the first novel for Raygoza, it was truly a great read.  Raygoza has that rare natural knack for pulling readers in and keeping them begging for more.  The tails she spins on her vampires is a truly unique one indeed, and in a good way.  Readers will feel her passion coming off of the pages, and vampire lovers of any gender will be able to appreciate every aspect, from the love, the lust to the pure unadulterated violence.  Think of it as the Godfather meets Dracula.  Gianna goes from being mafia princess to Vampire Queen, and the trials and tribulations she experiences along the way turns her into a true force to be reckoned with.

When Gianna takes on a job to pick up an associate for her father, never did she imagine the letter she hands over to the two rather pale gentlemen will alter her fate.  The attraction and pull she feels towards one of them, Caleb, is a dangerous one, and she doesn't trust it, or him.  Especially when her father invites him to stay in their home, something he has never done.  But something that saves her life in the long run, and also turns her entire life upside down, taking her into a dark world she never knew existed.  One that, as it turns out, she was always destined to to be a part of.  A dark world where vampires exist, either born or made, some dead set on destroying the human race, the Dark Angels, and others sworn to protect them, The Guardians, and she is a part of both, making her both different, stronger and wanted by both factions.

Gianna comes to learn that being a vampire is even more dangerous than being in the mafia, at least there she knew all of the rules.  Being a vampire, the rules seem to change with every step she takes.  Though along the way she meets some very interesting characters who quickly become her family; a childlike sweetheart with prophetic visions, a nemesis; a vixen with attitude to spare, suitors of her affection; one she feels the same strange pull for, one from her past that just can't seem to let go in both life and undeath and one she can't stand to even be in the same room with, and old family turned into the enemy against their will.  And the sacrifice she makes in the end may save both her old world and the new one.

The Guardians seems to be one of those rare series' that will have fans from every generation and gender, taking the world by storm and keeping readers glued to the page.  Granted, there are a few rocky points, like how quickly Caleb and Gianna fall so deep in love after she faces such a devastating tragedy and is completely uprooted from the world she knows, and maybe just a tad more clarity on the Angel aspect.  Though that may be just me and my anal stickler for detail.  All and all, The Guardians is truly a must read for all vampire lovers.  Full of violence, blood, lust, betrayal, loyalty, brutal battles and real vampires.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bloody Weekend Reads

Looking for something to sink your fangs into for the long Holiday weekend?

Hear are a couple that have been re-released at a very low price.  Warning, these books are not intended for the squeamish, so if you're a fan of Twilight, I heard Bunnicula has a new book out...

TheGuardians
The Guardians Book 1
Re-Released April 13, 2014 by Vamptasy Publishing

Synopsis - 

I thought I had life all figured out. We live. We suffer pain. We die. Death never bothered me much. It is love that scares the hell out of me, because love makes you weak, and in my line of work there is no room for that. My name is Gianna Botticelli. I am the daughter and only female employee of a Los Angeles mafia boss. Today was supposed to be like any other day, and then Caleb walked into my life. 
He is sexy and mysterious and knows things he shouldn’t. I don’t like it at all, but I can’t help the way he makes me feel inside. There is something different about him. What is he? All I know is that after meeting Caleb, things will never be the same as he introduces me into his world, an unknown world where the battle of good versus evil rages on. 
Sacrifices will be made, hearts will break and lives will be taken. How far am I willing to take this journey, I keep asking myself? If I have to sacrifice myself to save everyone and everything then the answer is easy. All the way.


The Revelation by Jennifer Raygoza
The Guardians Book 2
Re-Released May 20, 2014

Synopsis - 

It's been three years since I have turned, and I am not sure who I am anymore. I don't even know if I want to be what I have become. Is love enough to keep me alive inside even if I am dead? How can I find peace within myself when everything around me screams war and death? How will things end when one man holds my eternal love and another wants me dead? There is no end as far as I can see. It’s just the beginning because I can feel the darkness approaching. It wants me. It calls for me by name. I will keep on fighting until it arrives. The problem is, if I don’t learn to shut off my emotions I may just become my own worst enemy. Is it all too much, or not enough? These are the things a vampire queen, new mother and woman fighting with her past human morals must ask herself. I have one more important question to answer that could change everything. IS THIS REALLY WHAT I WANT?

-The red jeweled necklace the coven called The Eye of the Queen sat right at my cleavage. I ran one finger over my pale skin and red lips as I looked at my reflection in the mirror. Queen was my title, but I knew different. I was just a beautiful killer.


About the Author:

Jennifer Raygoza lives in Corona, California with her husband and children. She developed a love for writing poetry at the young age of twelve. She did not want to become a writer when she was young. 

She had dreams of becoming a Marriage Counselor and majored in Psychology when she was older. Although that dream did not work out she still councils relationship advice to friends and family. 

In 2013 she published her first book called The Guardians. Originally it was a story written for fun, and out of curiosity was self published. 

Little did she know that it would be a hit with vampire lovers. Fans encouraged her to write part two in the series. She was currently working on another project, but pushed it back to write part two in the series to please the fans. The third and final book in The Guardians series is in the works set to come out 9/2014. 

Fun Info: Rumor has it that part one in this series sat around on a desk for five years unfinished, and once it was completed she held back publishing it for fear that no one would like it. 

Jennifer's Writing Inspirations
Music, Life and People. 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FANGED SPOTLIGHT: Feel The Fire

The Guardians Book 1

Feel The Fire by Jennifer Raygoza

April 13, 2014 by Vamptasy Publishing (First Pub March 25, 2013)

Synopsis:
The Guardians is a compelling tale focused on love, pain and sacrifice. The battle of good versus evil. The question is who will win. 

Gianna Botticelli is the daughter to a Los Angeles Mafia boss. Although content working for her father, she mentally struggles with her mother’s death—and life choices after her passing. But everything she knows will change when she meets the sexy, mysterious Caleb.

Who is he? What is he? How does he know things? Gianna finds herself struggling with her feelings for him—and the sacrifices she will have to make as Caleb introduces her to a world unknown. Will she have to sacrifice herself to save everyone and everything?

Sexy and entertaining, this book is for mature vampire lovers. I challenge you not to fall in love with Gianna and Caleb.

WARNING: This book contains violence, adult language, and passionate love scenes.  




Author Bio - Jennifer Raygoza was born in Riverside, California. She attended Fullerton College with a Major in Psychology.

She lives with her husband, and two children in Corona, California. The Guardians is my first book. I am currently working on Part 3 of the series.

"I have always wanted to write a book that readers would love. I spent a lot of my High school years writing poetry, but never had the nerve to put a story down with pen and pad. I hope everyone enjoys the story as much as I did writing it" 

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