Thursday, December 31, 2015

BOOK BLITZ! ~~ Pill Hill by Bryan W. Dull


Title: Pill Hill
Author: Bryan W. Dull
Genre: Drama, Psychological
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb:
A Chemically Imbalanced Romance:
Confined to the third floor of an old psychiatric ward located in a hospital on the verge of shutting down, Mason Phillips walks the same hall alongside others that have afflictions that range from obsessive compulsive disorder to schizophrenia. Based on the belief that he does not need help for what ails him mentally, he finds solace in a young woman that sleeps in the room across the hall.

Enamored with a woman that he knows nothing about, Mason is faced to converse with other patients about their addictions and phobias as he tries to come to terms with his past and understand others.

Sometimes the people that seem different can be the ones that understand the most. 


Currently living in Fort Wayne, IN with his wife (and fellow author Brandy Michelle) and their daughter. Bryan W. Dull goes leaps and bounds to get away from the norm and be his own person; with himself and his writing. Since middle school he has always known what he was good at: entertaining and telling stories. He has been consistently writing and coming up with plots for the last twenty years, but just recently decided to share one with the world. His first novel, "Solstice" is a vampire book inspired by his daughter and noir literature. Born in Anderson, IN, Bryan has also lived in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina (where "Solstice" is based).

Being a lover of all things art and pop culture "nerdism"; his interests lie in film, television, comics, games, anime, and books. For a short while, Bryan dabbled in voice acting work only to shift his focus to his family and writing. His favorite authors include; Chuck Palahniuk, Robert Kirkman, Clive Barker, Ernest Cline, and Neil Gaiman.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY!! ~~ Blood Enchantment by Tamara Rose Blodgett





Blood Enchantment 
(Blood Series, #6)
by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Blurb: 
Julia's spirit is crushed as she sits trapped in the Singer bunker while heaven knows what happens to her people in the evil hands of Praile.

Meanwhile, the insidious demon's spore flourishes, reeking havoc on what makes her angelic. Now it's a waiting game until Julia and Scott are released from their forced protection into a potential second catastrophe.

Adi and Slash have fallen prey to the corrupt Were, as Tramack doggedly seeks that which he does not deserve. Can Tessa and Tahlia escape? Will Lanarre royalty cage Tahlia, or will Drek set her free?

Does Lazarus escape the depths of hell, only to fail in his pursuit of the ultimate forbidden fruit?





Excerpt

A large hawk slowly spirals in loose circles above her head. “What?” she chokes out.

Tahlia?

She rolls her head, and it comes off the rock.

No. Tahlia is under three Lanarre.

They're holding her down. Gotta get over there.

Tessa begins to claw at the ground, working her way inch by inch.

A foot lands on her back, and she groans as pain radiates through her beaten body.

She grabs the foot and twists. The Lanarre loses his balance, falling beside her.

 She shoves her thumb in his eye. He wails, and she rolls to her side, lurching to her feet, and stumbles toward Tahlia.

Why does she look like I'm seeing her through a tunnel?

Tahlia drops to her knees just as an elegant and commanding Lanarre moves into the clearing.

Tessa sways.

He takes in the melee then shouts, “Stop!” in the most intense voice she's ever heard.

Tessa shudders. His voice resonates through her bones like a note from a tuning fork. She begins to fall forward, and someone catches her. She bats weakly at the hands. Then she notices whose hands hold her.

Heat seeps into all the cold parts of her body, one in particular.

Her eyes snap open.

Pale-blue eyes stare somberly down at her out of a face too red to be human flesh.

“Laz!” she calls in weak warning.

His tail snaps back like a mallet, taking the approaching Lanarre's head off at the base.

Like a classic parody of a zombie, the Lanarre keeps walking forward, arms outstretched, blood shooting out of his neck like a geyser. He comically tumbles forward.

The four after him are more cautious as they approach Laz.

My demon. 



About The Author

Tamara Rose Blodgett is the author of over seventy titles, including her New York Times bestselling novel, A Terrible Love, and the international bestselling TOKEN serial, written under the pen name Marata Eros. Tamara writes a variety of dark fiction in the genres of erotica, fantasy, horror, romance, suspense and sci-fi. She and her husband live in the midwest with their four sons and three disrespectful dogs. Tamara's #1 hobby is reading; she loves interacting with her readers.











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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SPECIAL SURPRISE REVEAL WITH TRAILER!! ~~ Descent by Stacey Rourke!


Title: Descent
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb:
It's been two years since the lion roared ... the eagle flew ... and the fated Celtic warrior embraced her destiny. Now, with an unknown darkness swirling and the body count rising, the world needs a hero more than ever. A new battle is brewing. Who will answer the call to war? The time has come. The stage is set. And the Garretts are back in a brand new novella. Descent; The Gryphon Series Resurrection, Coming in Spring 2016. It's hard to keep a bad pirate down...  



RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

REVIEW, BOOK, AND AUTHOR BLITZ!! ~~ Ascenders by C.L. Gaber


Title: Ascenders
Author: C.L. Gaber     
Genre: YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours



Blurb:

Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago...and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences. Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead. She doesn't go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.

 These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. "There are even cheerleaders in death," Walker observes. It's not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who "used to have this band." The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie.

Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why? You can't die twice.

There is no homework. No tests. No SATS. You're just there to learn because the human brain isn't fully formed until you're 24.

By the way, you can't get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do ...because no one knows how long you'll stay in this realm or what's next.

"Losing someone you love would be like dying twice," Walker says.

* * * * * *

Walker Callaghan has just arrived at the Academy after a tragic car accident. “Is this heaven or is this high school?” she asks.

She finds out her new life is a bit of both as she falls in love with tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He's looking for a portal to return back to the living realm.

He needs just one hour to retrieve his younger brother who strangely never arrived at The Academy. Bobby is an Earth Bound Spirit, stuck at a plane crash site that took both of their lives as their rich father piloted his private jet nose-first into a cornfield on Christmas Eve.

Walker loves Daniel and risks it all to go with him.

Have they learned enough to outsmart dangerous forces while transporting a young child with them? Can their love survive the fragmented evil parts of themselves that are now hunting them down as they try to find a way back to the middle?

At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime.


Revealed first on MTV


My Review: 
5 out of 5 stars!

I can most definitely say I found my favorite new author/book of the year!!  It may be the end of the year, but it’s never too late! It gets harder to find a new favorite, since there are so many great books I’ve read over the years that they would have to compare with, but this one definitely fits the bill!

My absolute favorite part of this book is that it’s DIFFERENT. Comparing it to something else I’ve read would be difficult, because I haven’t read anything else like it.  I had already started recommending it to friends when I was only halfway through the book.  I didn’t need to know how it would end. I already knew it would be good, and I was right.  My best way I’ve been able to describe it thus far is that it’s sort of an afterlife Divergent, but not as serious all the time.  It even had fun additions of ‘special guest stars’ that were their teachers in high school.  The author didn’t directly tell you who they were most of the time, so as a reader, we got to guess who it was by their description (and the fact that we knew it had to be someone that was dead, because…afterlife and all).

You would expect in a book about an afterlife high school with no rules, and barely any parents, that there would certainly be some teen angst issues. There is.  But it’s surprisingly well balanced.  There’s not too much because, well, they’re dead. So, being in an afterlife high school, they realize there are much more important things to worry about, and they’re all on a more even level, since they can have whatever clothes, etc. they want.  Of course, there are the few that just can’t let go of their ‘before’ attitudes, but there has to be some of that in every life to keep things interesting.  On top of that, they can take whatever classes they want, learn what they want and when they want, and never know when or how they’ll ‘move on’.  It’s certainly a well written change in perspective that quite honestly made me take a closer look at MY life and what’s really important.

The kids that were really bad in their previous life?  There’s a place for them too.  It’s much like a jail, but so much more. And they CAN feel things, and DO have rules.  But what I like, is that the author doesn’t make their futures certain either.  They still have time to change their own paths – if they choose.

For both the good and the bad kids, the author tells their ‘death stories’ from their own perspectives – how they got there.  There is not ONE story that didn’t fully move me.  Ms. Gaber’s writing is so powerful, and makes you FEEL in so many different ways throughout the book, that I can’t say enough how much this book should be read. 

The ending was really great also, because it’s set up perfectly for the next book, and doesn’t kill you with a horrible cliffhanger.  Most things you would want wrapped up from this book were, with just a bit of a teaser of what was to come next.

This may be YA, but I'm nowhere near young, and it's perfect for my age, and my mom's age, and anyone that's been a child, teen, or adult with children.  Did I say this book really needs to be read?  One more time...READ THIS BOOK!




CL GABER is the author of ASCENDERS, the first book in the ASCENDERS saga. She's also the co-author of the YA book JEX MALONE and the sequel due in 2016. Muggletnet.com, the world's largest Harry Potter site, did a rare review of a non-Potter book and called Ascenders, "a book we wish we could read over and over again." Book 2 in the Ascenders Saga will be published in spring, 2015. A trailer for the book series contains original music by Roger O'Donnell of the iconic rock band The Cure and was produced by Orian Williams ("Control," "Shadow of a Vampire."). 


As Cindy Pearlman (her maiden name), Cindy is a well known senior entertainment journalist for the New York Times Syndicate, with stories appearing worldwide, and the Chicago Sun Times. A pop culture expert, her work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, People, TV Guide, Elle and National Geographic, and many other publications. Cindy has co-written over 40 books for actors, musicians, athletes and wellness experts including several New York Times best sellers. She is the author of her own film anthology book "You Gotta See This." A native of Chicago, Cindy lives outside of Las Vegas. 
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INTRODUCTION

I was there. And then I was gone.

My mother gave me no notice that we were relocating.

Suddenly, we had just moved without all that annoying planning and packing. Somehow my clothes were thrown into boxes with shoes that were missing mates. Someone had packed my books and CDs, and had even reached under my bed into that secret hiding place I counted on to protect my treasures; like the iPod loaded with the best and worst of everything from Nirvana to the Stones, plus my lucky green rabbit’s foot—because you just never knew when you would need a little extra luck.

My mother must have remembered the family photo album because there it was on our brand-new living room coffee table that I passed on the way to my very own bedroom and a bed I had never slept in a day in my life.

It was strange because we could barely afford to pay the rent each month, let alone buy something as nice as a hand-carved oak table imported from someplace far, far away. When I had looked, the tag didn’t say from where. It was just imported.

It was one of those times when you go from A to Z so fast that you hardly remember any of the in-between. Or as I—Walker Callaghan—senior at Kennedy High School in suburban Chicago and news editor of the school paper the Charger liked to say, “Maybe it’s not about the happy ending. Maybe it’s about the story.”

Flopping onto my new, handsome, four-poster bed with lovely little tulips carved into the wood, I thought it was so unlike my mother, the master planner, to do something this off-the-cuff. My mother was a woman who made a battle plan to go to the local 7-Eleven for almost-expiration-date milk. Even weirder was the fact that we had moved farther away than anyone imagined. A lot farther.

“So run this by me one more time, Mom,” I shouted. “I must have been heavily medicated or feeling really sorry for myself. We moved? You pulled the trigger. Bang-bang—relocation?”

I didn’t give her time to answer.

“A new school in my senior year of high school?” I called out to her on a murky, cold winter morning on Burning Tree Court.

Even though I was letting the heat escape and Mom had always said we didn’t live to “support Commonwealth Edison,” our old electric company, I still opened my bedroom window wide and found that the air drifting in was stun-your-senses Arctic cold. It smelled green and fresh outside and those dense marshmallow patches of white fluff in the sky could only mean serious snow because they were roasted dark on the bottom.

I tried to shiver, but couldn’t. I was perfectly warm despite the window and the fact that I was wearing faded jeans and a well- washed blue cotton tank that read: Normal People Scare Me.

In true dramatic fashion, I couldn’t resist needling the one person responsible for our fate, our new house, and everything in it that was unknown and strange. “Mom, new school. Senior year. I’ll have no friends here. Are you trying to kill me?”

Without knowing how or why, I was now enrolled in this elite- sounding new school called the Academy, which sounded quite upscale and serious to a girl whose educational pursuits consisted of a generic public-school education outside of a big melting-pot city, where you were either rich (if you were lucky) or you were normal (if you were like everybody else). Our family worked hard at being desperately normal.

“Great, it will be a bunch of rich, stuck-up snobs who will hate me—and cheerleaders. There are always cheerleaders.  They’re like cockroaches. You can’t get rid of them,” I concluded, yelling from my new room to hers, which was somewhere down a hallway that I had never really navigated before.

“I hear it’s quite fancy,” Mom called from her room. “A Callaghan going to a private school. Imagine.”

I didn’t have to imagine it as I was living it. Of course, I didn’t know it at the time, but when I had asked that question,  Madeleine Callaghan, my mom, the mover and shaker in my life, had cringed and then cried hard into a brand-new washcloth she didn’t recognize—the thick kind we could never afford. The weeper was the one who had given me the odd-for-a-girl first name, which was her maiden name before she married my father, steel worker Sam Callaghan. We weren’t just blue-collar, but faded blue-collar from clothes that had far too many seasons of washings. In our family, the rule was “Don’t throw it out unless it’s dead-dead.”

Running my finger along the smooth wood of my expensive new dresser with the intoxicating just-cut-tree smell, I ducked down on the ground to read the label on the bottom. Imported from R-19877. Really? Did we win the lottery? And what was with the secret spy code?

“Honey, please, I’m begging you,” Mom answered after appearing in my doorway. “For once, let’s not do the Diane Sawyer investigation act. I can’t do twenty rounds of questions. Not today.” Her voice sounded thick like she had a cold, so I closed the window.

“There is no need to insult Diane who probably doesn’t even have a dresser this nice,” I replied.

“Walker, let me make you some breakfast,” Mom said. “Everything is always better after a little oatmeal and orange juice. You’ll see.”

Back home in suburban Chicago, Principal Amanda Stevens was toying with the loudspeaker at Kennedy High School. It was time to make an announcement that drifted across her desk once or twice a year (every year)—and it always pulled her heart right out of her chest. She couldn’t dwell on herself, but had to think of her students. Many of them knew this girl from her work on the school newspaper. What would she say about her? Principal Stevens went through the usual lines in her head: It was a terrible shame. A waste. A tragedy. It was all those sentiments that meant nothing really because they were just words.

This was a heart ripper—dead at seventeen. Good night, Irene.

Ms. S knew that she better just do it. So she clicked the on button on the PA system, took a deep breath, and said what needed to be said. Nothing more. Nothing less.

“I regret to tell the student body that we lost one of our own last night. Walker Callaghan, a well-respected senior and news editor of the Charger, has died.”

She released the on button and grabbed for a bottle of extra- strength aspirin, wishing there was something stronger. Then she clicked the PA back on again. “Of course, counselors are available,” she added.


Friday, December 18, 2015

COVER REVEAL! ~~ Wings of Vengeance from Cameo Renae is Gorgeous!!


Title: Wings of Vengeance (Hidden Wings Series, Book Five)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: CHBB
Expected Release Date: January 8, 2016
Cover Design: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design Photography
Edited by: Victoria Schmitz - Crimson Tide Editorial
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


No one knows of Lucian’s long-held secret—a recently transformed Nephilim daughter. Unfortunately for the Gray house, Lilith believes Emma is the one responsible for killing her father, and her deep-rooted hatred has turned into an envious obsession.

Powerful, with wings as dark as night, revenge consumes Lilith’s every thought, only to be fueled by Lucifer’s lies. Her newly transformed gifts have raised the danger level. Her aim is to strip Emma from everyone she loves, and has Lucifer’s Fallen warriors to aid in her task.

Receiving help from Midway, Emma reconnects with friends of old and new, and hopes it will be enough to keep them all alive.

My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.

I was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with my husband and children to Alaska.

I'm a daydreamer, a caffeine and peppermint addict. I love to laugh, love to read, and love to escape reality. One of my greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance, and sharing it with others.

One day I hope to find my own magic wardrobe, and ride away on a magical unicorn. Until then...I'll keep writing!

Favorite quote: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination." Albert Einstein

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

BOOK REVIEWS AND SPOTLIGHT! ~~ ArcKnight Chronicles (Books 1 & 2) by Alexia Purdy










Title: the ArcKnight Chronicles
 Author: Alexia Purdy
 Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Books 1 & 2)
 Genre:Paranormal/Shifter/Romance
 Release Date: Oct 22 2015
 Edition/Formats: eBook & Print 






Blurb/Synopsis:

 Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.

Only love can save you.

Teaming up with a handsome shifter named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds. Thrown onto a path neither of them expected, they stumble across a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands where tensions mount. These new strangers want nothing more than to disrupt the two royal strongholds, the ArcKnights and the MarkTiers, and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past.

In the treacherous City of Temple where supernaturals and humans intertwine, only the most cunning will survive.

Includes Books #1 Ardent & #2 MarkTier

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Excerpt:
“My Lady, I cannot leave you here alone. It’s not safe.”

I whipped my eyes open and glared at him. “I told you I was banished. You can stop with the formalities and get. I don’t have time to waste on a pathetic royal guard. Especially a MarkTier. I'm okay on my own.”

“If you come with me, I know a safe place where you can get out of the rain and get warm.”

I laughed. It came out more hysterical than I intended, but I was not in a mood to keep it together any longer. The fact that he offered me any shelter at all, most likely his home, was gracious, yet the knowledge that it was most likely on ArcKnight territory made the offer even more bittersweet. I was banished not only from the royal ArcKnight palace but from lingering on any of the pack’s territories, which included a substantial chunk of the city.

I was truly alone now.

“You’d be punished for harboring a non-citizen… a traitor like me. I can’t. You know I can’t.”
He held out his hand. It glistened with water, for he was soaked to the bone, just like me. The cold rain didn’t affect him at all. I was the one shivering and on the verge of hypothermia, and yet he waited patiently.

“It’s beyond the ArcKnight border. I promise.” His eyes gleamed in the momentary moonlight sneaking past the storm clouds above. They were breathtaking and unusual. I’d never seen another shifter with eyes like his.

It may be beyond the ArcKnight stronghold, but they weren’t the only pack ruling the city.

“But the MarkTiers….”

“They have no jurisdiction there either.”

Staring at him in disbelief, I let my eyes linger on his for an eternal moment. His offer brought more questions to my mind than anything else. Even so, there was something there that held me in a trance and beckoned me to follow. Taken in by that hypnotizing cobalt sea, I reached out, accepted his hand and let him lead me through the murky city paths I’d never trodden, deeper into the unknown.

This place was now my new home, and it was nothing but strange and frightening.

But what choice did I have?


~Lily & Ephrem - The ArcKnight Chronicles



Title: Ardent
 Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Book 1)
 Genre: Shifter Paranormal Romance
 Release Date: Oct 22 2015
 Edition/Formats: eBook 








Blurb/Synopsis:

Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.

Teaming up with a handsome rival named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds, intertwining the destinies of the two would-be lovers.

My Review: 

5 out of 5 Stars!

I am always truly amazed at how many different stories Alexia Purdy has in her head, and they don’t always even follow the same genre: from fairies to post-apocalyptic to romance that’s not paranormal, to shifters.  She writes it all, and she writes it WONDERFULLY.  I have never picked up one of her books and been disappointed.  The only disappointment? I’m still catching up, and she writes FAST while she continues to write well.  This series is no exception, and as always, I’m impressed. 

As always, Ms. Purdy creates an entirely new world. Yes, it’s technically in California, but I live in California, and this is like no part of California I’VE ever seen.  Although, this is entirely the point in this story.  This town has a magical draw to shifters.  And when average humans get drawn into the inner part of this town (between the two giant walls that encircle each of the huge Packs that aren’t getting along so well at the moment), they don’t notice that the town is cursed with never-ending rain and gloom.  They also never leave.  The power of the magic.

Lilliana has spent her entire life inside the walls of one of these Packs.  She’s royalty, and she’s never left.  Until now.  Banished because of the ultimate no-no of the loss (or in her case theft) of her Ardent talisman.  If she was even able to survive the cruel world outside the walls, she was about to find out how cruel that world could be – until Ephrem stepped in; saving her life, and changing her life and the same time.

Ephrem takes a bit to tell Lilliana his story, and why there’s so much to his – and their – story.  Although they only knew each other for about a minute, and he’s part of the rival Pack (that would love to kill her) it still feels oddly completely normal that Lily instantly agrees to go to his home and stay there. 

Normally, when you read a story, and a woman agrees to go stay with a strange guy she just met on the street (that by the way is working for her family’s rival), you’d find yourself having a really hard time believing that would actually happen – unless Alexia Purdy wrote it. 

Alexia Purdy’s real life magic ability is to write so much detail and feeling with so few words.  This continues to happen throughout the story, and this part of the writing style was really fun.  There were many times when she could have drowned us in details, but she didn’t.  She so creatively summed up entire scenes in a few sentences, like, “Oh, by the way, while you were reading about this, this other really big thing happened too.”  And it was TOTALLY OK that we didn’t live through the entire scene.  It was perfectly timed, and I was impressed.

Did I mention there were two other entire storylines going on at the same time?  It all melded together beautifully.  She did this by making each chapter change to a different character’s point of view. Even more impressive was that you felt what each character was feeling, not just the person who’s point of view you were reading from.  A movement, a look, a touch…subtle things one character mentioned noticing spoke volumes about what another character was feeling.

This story was barely over 100 pages and felt like 200.  It was full of story, but not rushed.  I couldn’t wait to get to book 2, and wanted to read it instantly…so I did!

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Title: MarkTier
 Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Book 2)
 Genre: Shifter Paranormal Romance
 Release Date: Oct 22 2015
 Edition/Formats: eBook




Blurb/Synopsis:
Only love can save you…

Freed from the bonds of royalty forever, Lily must adjust to life in the treacherous city of Temple. With the handsome prince Ephrem by her side, she inadvertently stumbles upon a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands, but they aren’t part of any wolf pack she’s ever known. Tensions mount when these new strangers impede on the two royal strongholds and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past.

My Review: 
5 out of 5 Stars!

**Review does not contain spoilers if you have not read book 1**
After devouring book 1, I couldn’t move on to book 2 fast enough!  Once again, Ms. Purdy’s writing kept me sucked in from word 1 to the last word.  Again, her writing style was surprisingly easy to follow, considering there were at least 4 storylines going all at the same time – this in a book that’s only around 100 pages.  With each chapter, which character’s point of view it was changed.  It was a really great, creative way for the reader to be in 4 or 5 places at once, without getting lost.

Just as book 1 moved fast, book 2 felt like it moved even faster.  This book also had several more twists that I had NO idea were coming.  I loved each and every one of them.  I have to say that this book could NOT have been easy for her to write with all that was going on, and not drowning us in details.  There were moments that were super intense, moments that were romantic (and I even heard myself say “Awww!” out loud a few times), and shocker moments thrown in there as well.  There were times, especially close to the end of the book, when I found it really hard to sit still, and I realized it was because there was so much going on, I was starting to feel serious anxiety for several of the characters – but it was definitely a good thing.  It just showed how involved in the story I was.

Like book 1, I loved how she found a way to tell us entire, BIG events happened while we were reading about other events, by pretty much summing it up in a sentence.  Like I mentioned in my book 1 review, it was much like “Oh, by the way, while you were reading about this, this other really big thing happened too.”  In fact, the end of the book had this, and it was perfect.  It was such a creative way of writing it, and I really didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything.

Did I instantly download book 3 to find out what happens next? I most certainly did!  Better hurry on book 4 Alexia, because I’m about to catch up!

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 Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada - Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She is the award-winning author of the Reign of Blood series and A Dark Faerie Tale Series.

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