Fire and Bone Rachel A. Marks (Otherborn #1) Publication date: February 20th 2018 Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult In Hollywood’s underworld of demigods, druids, and ancient bonds, one girl has a dangerous future. Sage is eighteen, down on her luck, and struggling to survive on […]
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Cover Reveal And Book Blitz! : Time to introduce you to Monsters and Angels, a Paranormal New Adult novel, that is set on a very international stage. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to diving into this mysterious-sounding story! Title: Monsters […]
Author: Lisa Kessler
Publication Date: July 15, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
This is another book that makes me throw away some of the preconceived notions I have about what I like in books, and what I don’t like in books. First of all, I am always very careful about shifter stories, as they are many times not very well developed. Moonlight is the opposite. I loved every minute of it, and none of the fantasy lines of the novel seemed forced, or took me to a place, where I was asked to make too much of a leap of faith. Everything flowed, even the details of each shift as if it was a natural occurrence.
The second thing, I really don’t like about books is a first person narrative, as it tends to take me out of the story. Not so with this novel. Lisa Kessler carefully crafted each moment we spent with the two main characters and their perspective. I instantly liked them both, which is even more important in this choice of storytelling, which pleasantly surprised me.
The plot itself was great, not rushed, and thankfully it was a stand-alone novel, even though it is the introduction to the Moon Series. I don’t feel like I have to read another part in order to find myself completely satisfied with every part of the story line, yet now I want to know more, as there are so many more members of the pack that need to have their chance to tell their story.
I truly enjoyed reading this book, it ended up being one of my favorite books in the genre.
5 out of 5 stars
Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf’s biggest challenge is keeping his kin’s true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.
Lana Turpin doesn’t realize she’s a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she’s being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back–even though she’s never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.
It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.
About the Author:
Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM Award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal.
Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.
Today, we are entering the paranormal side of the book world. Introducing “Witch’s Wrath” by Katerina Martinez – a newly released installment of the popular series “Blood And Magick) Enjoy! Title: Witch’s Wrath Author: Katerina Martinez (Blood And Magick, #3) Publication date: June 30th 2017 […]
A unique Young Adult fantasy new release, is what I am introducing to you today! Empty Thread, by Danny Bell, promises to be an imaginative, and suspenseful Young Adult novel, that would be perfect to place on your to-read list!
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Title: Empty Threat
(The Black Pages, #1)
Publication date: May 2nd 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Book one of The Black Pages
Elana Black has the power to make herself fictional. But when she decides to start saving all the people in books and TV shows who die just for the sake of advancing the plot, she quickly learns that she’s not the only one with her powers.
All Elana wants to do is save people. But these others don’t want the stories to change, and they’ll do everything they can to stop her.
If you had the power to change fate… to create a happy ending where there wasn’t one before… would you do it if it meant risking your own?
My fears, by comparison, had always been irrational. The fear that someone will think my nose is weird. The fear that I’d hid in the bathroom too long or too many times and everyone at the party will notice. The fear that even my closest friends would one day leave or decide I wasn’t cool enough anymore. The fear that a group of strangers won’t like me, but then will only pretend to be nice to me, and I’ll never know it. They’d say something awful behind my back, and one of them would tell a lie about me, which would make someone else believe that lie, so they’d repeat it. Then two people would tell the same story, and the third and fourth people would also repeat it and then it would become something different, and soon entire groups of people I’d never met would be poisoned against me before we ever even had the chance to meet, before anyone knew I wasn’t some huge jerk, and—
My heart was pounding just thinking about that scenario. My breaths were hard and shallow, my fingers hurt from where I’d been clutching the steering wheel. At least I’d stopped crying.
My point is, that for as terrifying as my fears were to me, I’d always found a way to get past them and function. Even when I was so afraid that I almost couldn’t move, I could fake bravado. In a bit of irony, the fear of being seen as afraid made me move on as if I wasn’t. To do otherwise would mean to just stop, and I’ve lived that life before. Sometimes days, sometimes weeks, sometimes months at a time… and you don’t get that time back. So ultimately, you were afraid for nothing. If I could impart a piece of advice onto the world, it is that more than the crowds, more than fake smiles and unheard whispers, even more than our own base, loathsome selves, what we should really fear is stasis. Life will always move forward, whether we move forward or not. Even stumbling and flailing about, unable to find your balance and rolling down a hill head over heels is still moving forward. It might not be graceful, but at least you’re not stuck with whatever you were trying to move past.
My name is Danny Bell. I want to tell stories and avoid writing author profiles. I read—when I should be interacting with people, I named my cat after a cat I liked in a book, I’m pretty sure I saw a ghost one time—though I’ll never admit it publicly, I’m too tall for the earth, and I’ve never eaten a vegetable. I lied about the vegetable part. Wait… is someone going to read this?
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Hi, Everyone! Today, I am not featuring a romance, no – today our focus here is on an action-packed, science fiction/young adult novel, that is out of this world! Okay, I know that was cheesy, but if you are a fan of that genre, you […]