REVIEW: The Carnelian Legacy (Carnelian Book #1)

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Author: Cheryl Koevoet
Type: ARC e-book
Pages: 480
Published: 26th February 2013

5 Stars

Amazing Book! I fell in love within the first few chapters!

I absolutely loved the Authors’ writing style!  She is incredibly talented and writes in such an eloquent way, it makes everything come alive in vivid detail. I felt as if the world she built became real.  Cheryl’s style of writing is what I aspire to achieve!

After the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Marisa’s life is on the verge of imploding.  Her brother and Uncle is all she has left.  She seeks a few minutes peace after attending her father’s funeral and heads out on horseback through the woods of Gold Hill, when a mysterious lightning storm strikes. Marisa finds herself hurled into a different dimension with only the clothes on her back and her horse.

Once she finds herself in the land of Carnelia she is discovered by Darian and his cousin, Arrigo. It’s obvious to them that she needs their help, so they take her under their protection in order to get her back home.

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REVIEW: Destiny Kills (Myth & Magic Book #1)

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Title: Destiny Kills
Author: Keri Arthur
Type: Kobo e-book
Pages: 336
Published: 28th October 2008

3 Stars

I enjoyed this book, it was a quick and easy read, had a great concept but maybe needed a few parts of it expanded a little.

Destiny woke up on an Oregon beach beside a dead man with little memory of who she is or why she is there.  All she knows is that she needs to wait for dawn to perform a ceremony to dispose of his body.  She also knows that she needs to keep moving and needs to get to Maine.

Once Egan’s body is disposed of in the dawn ceremony, Destiny takes off and ends up playing chicken with Trae, who is Egan’s brother. Trae is a thief with a sexy, knowing grin and a secret agenda of his own.

By the second or third chapter it becomes known to Destiny that she is a Sea Dragon who managed to escape from a lab in Scotland who kept her captive for over 10 years with her mother, Egan and a bunch of children.

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Spring!

It’s Spring here in Western Australia and it is so lovely to be able to sit outside and soak up the sun whilst reading a book! The temperatures are already reaching 26 degrees (78.8 Fahrenheit). Summer is coming along swift as ever 🙂

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REVIEW: THE RELUCTANT SACRIFICE

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Title: The Reluctant Sacrifice
Author: Kerr-Ann Dempster
Type: ARC e-book
Pages: 263
Published: 7th August 2015

5 Stars

This was a spectacular read!

Amarith was torn apart by sibling rivalry and the losers were stripped of their immortal birthright and banished to earth.  A prophecy has given the Amarithians hope. A child of Shaw born on the twelfth day of the twelfth month must be a willing sacrifice, and only then will the exiles be forgiven and welcomed home.

Aubrey Shaw is a Jumper, she can leap between bodies, which has assisted her and her mother to allude the Hawk Unit, led by her former love Joshua, but how many times can your soul be ripped apart and put back together again before you lose yourself?

This was an effortless read that I just couldn’t put down, every chapter had me on the edge of my seat wanting more. I was immersed in every part of this book, I loved reading about the present circumstances, and then being thrown back into the past in Aubrey’s dreams to gain insight about what lead them to where they are now.  Continue reading

REVIEW: RavenStorm Witches – A Coven of Bitches

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Title: Ravenstorm Witches
Author: Misha Mckenzie
Type: ARC e-book
Pages: 126
Published: 15th May 2015

4 Stars

“The RavenStorm Witches have taken the art of revenge to an all new level. Hilarity ensues when Maeve and the rest of her Coven of Bitches take on the liars, manipulators, and bullies who’ve hurt or betrayed their loved ones. And for those needing a little something extra… there’s always the stock from the better-off-dead potions cabinet.”

This was a brilliant read! I fell in love with the cover of the book and then I fell in love with the content!

This book was written as a series of short stories each featuring an issue that one of the witches was facing and it was an enjoyable read and provided such a good laugh.  I really loved reading about the witches’ hilarious sense of justice.

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REVIEW: Witches and Wolves

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Title: Witches & Wolves
Author: Kelly D Smith
Type: ARC e-book
Pages: 10,700 words
Published: 23rd September 2015

3 Stars

Life in the woods is usually fairly quiet, which suits Tory perfectly. She can focus on her witchcraft without the noise of the city or nosy neighbours, and the only visitor she gets is her ex-boyfriend—until late one night when she opens the door to find an unfamiliar wolf who promptly curls up in Tory’s bed and falls fast asleep.

Long used to wolves, Tory lets her be, and has no complaints at all when the morning reveals the wolf to be a beautiful woman. New to being a wolf, out in the woods to learn control and get more comfortable with her new life, Gee eagerly accepts when Tory offers to help her—and she doesn’t seem opposed to any other offers Tory might make.

But not everyone approves of werewolves, and Gee isn’t the only new visitor to the woods…

This story was not quite what I expected, although for a short story (approx 30min reading time) I enjoyed it.  I would love to see it expanded and made into a full length novel.

The writing was fairly simple and the characters weren’t really described in detail so I didn’t feel like I connected with any of them.

I felt that the relationship between the two developed really quickly and without any real foundations, I also found that the timeline of events in my mind didn’t correlate with the timeline in the story, I felt like I missed a massive chunk somewhere.

I also found it odd that the witch had better senses then the werewolf and the witch was the Alpha and protector.

My favourite part was the setting of the book, a large plot of land in the woods with a lake, sounds like paradise!

I think if the story was longer and more developed it would have been a fantastic read, but overall not bad.

I was provided an Arc by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you.