Sunday, August 27, 2017

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

ACHERON: By Sherrilyn Kenyon

Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he'll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.
Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. 
War has never been more deadly... or more fun.


Acheron, the fearless leader and wrangler of the all the Dark Hunters has been wrapped in mystery.....that is until now. This book took me a long time to read, however the time it took was worth every second. The beginning of the book is all done in the past, giving us Acheron's beginning. My heart broke at the things that happened to him. I understand him a great deal more knowing his tormented past. Ms. Kenyon really knows how to stick the knife in and twist it while the reader is already crying. I'm not going to reveal any of it because it's such an incredible journey for both Acheron and his Sister Ryssa. 

The last third of the book is done in modern day, when Acheron meets, humiliates, then falls in love with a woman exploring the world looking for Atlantis. Soteria doesn't know what she got into when she falls for the leather wearing, nose ringed, goth guy who humiliates her completely at her talk about finding relics from the lost city of Atlantis. (Yes she does get even but I'm not telling you how.) This mysterious man seems to have a heart of gold and a penchant for helping others, so how could he be such an ahole? You'll see.... *wink* 

All in all I absolutely loved Acheron (not to mention this boy kicks ass and takes names.....sometimes)
and it's made me want to read a few others of the book to find out what happened between Nick Gautier and Acheron who are two of my favorite characters. Ms. Kenyon's world building is impeccable and the creatures she creates are interesting and innovative. I truly love this series and this author. This is a definite must read! 

About The Author: 

The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger… as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than thirty million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

Her books appear regularly at the coveted #1 bestselling spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Chronicles of Nick and Beladors. Since 2004, she has placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga.

Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel and her Dark-Hunter novels are now a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins, and her Chronicles of Nick series is adapted by Yen Press. Her Dark-Hunters and Chronicles of Nick series are both soon to be major motion picture releases.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Book Review Gates to Tangier By Mois Benarroch

I really enjoyed reading this book, the writing in the book is very formal so it can be daunting but once you get into the swing of the language it's easy to read. There are point of view switches between the characters which some readers don't like, but in my opinion I think it really adds to the characters and depth of the story. I particularly like that there is a point of view for the dead brother, I really like seeing his take and his story in this book as well. He is mentioned often and  in high regard which is so special.

There are also wonderful little vignettes between chapters that lighten up the mood of the book and are inspirational and beautiful. This was one of my favorite parts of the whole book. Those little nuggets of beauty between the chapters.

My favorite character was the little sister because she really had the heart of the family in mind. She was so special and so amazing in so many ways and always had very deep and beautiful thoughts about things that were acknowledged by the family.

There was a twist in the story that was TOTALLY unexpected and lends so much to the plot changing that it really had me turning pages after and made it hard to put down. (literally I read the last half of this book in one sitting). It's such a good story and I hope that Mr. Benarroch continues the story because it's riveting and where he left off definitely hints at more.

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About the Author:

Mois Benarroch is one of the most enigmatic figures in today's world literature. Born in Morocco, his writings are rooted in the country's landscapes and history; as a Sephardi Jew he travels the world of Jewish literature; and as in Israeli living in Jerusalem he incorporates the day to day life and politics of his country. A prolific novelist and poet who writes in three languages he never sets for one secure path and is always exploring new ways to make his literature a fresh one with a long time vision.
His poetry is one of compassion, social-political fight, and human. Multicultural by force, where others take multiculturalism as an idea, his life is forced to live within cultures. His novels take us from literary travel, to science-fiction, time travel back and forth, and a view that encompasses the past and the future, the relationships between Jews and Muslims, the life within cultures and the tragic fate of Christian-Jewish relations, always living a place for hope a belief in better days to come. 

Known mainly as a poet in the English language world, thanks to a massive support from independent writers many of his novels are seeing light in English. Gates to Tangier, The Cathedral, Muriel, the Nobel Prize, Lucena, Raque Says (Something Entirely Unexpected), have been published in 2015 and many more are on their way in the next year.

A best-selling novelist in Spain, an award winning poet in Israel, and often featured in the bestselling list of poetry books sold in amazon, now is the time to discover this old new writer with more than 30 books to his name. 

Mois Benarroch was born in 1959, and has been awarded with the prestigious Amichay poetry prize in 2012. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The unladylike explicative that burst from my lips upon the realization that this book was over says it all. However it is not a word used in polite company and I will therefore leave it to your imagination. This book is an edge of your seat kind of incredible ride unlike any others you have taken before. The range of the cast of characters is immense and includes werewolves, faeries, necromancers, and an occasional god or two amongst many many more. I have no idea how Asher keeps up with this crazy cast or how they all live peaceably in his head.

This book is catnip for the imagination with its intricate descriptions of the characters, the battles, and the death of a beloved character which I will obviously not reveal because I don't want to spoil it for you. This book is truly a work of art for the mind of the reader.

All of the characters are so well developed with extensive and unique back stories which could really appear into novelettes with a snap of Asher's fingers (HINT HINT) These characters are a beautiful representation of an amazing world created by the mind of an incredibly gifted wordsmith who is very dedicated to his craft. I would love to hang out with these guys if it were magically possible.
If you are into syfy, adventure, fantasy, world of warcraft, gaming, dungeons and dragons, mythology, or if you just really want a good action packed read with a touch of comedy woven through it then this is absolutely the book for you. I will further go on to say, that this book is an awesome read for anyone.

Wolves and The River Stone by Eric Asher

Oh Phillip Phillip Phillip....What can I say. You are friggin evil. This book takes you down the rabbit hole of necromancer depravity with the evil Phillip wreaks on the world. There are poignant moments and funny moments and moments that make you want to shake someone and say what are you thinking man? As always Vesik is ready to come in with his motley cast of characters to save the day. (wouldn't you want to rescue your mother from an evil necromancer? just sayin...) I am truly an Asherite in my love for these books. I love that there's a warmth of family woven through this as well as comedy to break up all the darkness in this book. Eric's artistry for character creation is unmatched and the characters are amazing and intricate, unique, and beautiful and well crafted in every way. His story line is complex with lots of twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

How could anyone not love this book? Days Gone Bad by Eric Asher


Vesik, Book 

Days Gone Bad
My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We've vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I’ve faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and … damn, I need a vacation.


How could anyone not love this book? With a complex set of characters and an incredible talent for sarcasm Days Gone Bad is on the top 5 for my favorite books. Days Gone Bad has a complex cast of characters including Damien and Samantha (Necromancer and Vampire in that order) Three awesome fairies Foster, Kara, and Adine an old Necromancer named Zola (who's totally awesome) and two Cusiths for a starting cast . I found myself laughing at the humor between this odd family of characters. The fierce loyalty of the characters to one another that was a common theme through the book was awesome and shows that family doesn't always come in blood related form. Their first adventure together had so many twists and turns and holy.....moments I kept turning the pages. ***Warning this book is extremely hard to put down***** Eric Asher is an incredibly talented writer with a craftsmanship for stories that is exceptional. I highly recommend this series and all of Eric Asher's books to anyone who loves to read! 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bound by Juliet Braddock

Review of Bound By Juliet Braddock

I had never read a BDSM book before so when my friend recommended Juliet Braddock's books to me I didn't know what to expect. Me thinking that the dungeons you see on CSI and NCIS are the standard of practice for those who like BDSM. I was totally wrong. Bound by Juliet Braddock changed my mind about BDSM books forever. While BDSM paints a picture of a dark red room full of black clad leather bodies Juliet's book shows a lighter side, a side where it also includes love and playfulness. I read the scenes and I was like whoa was I ever wrong, the tenderness that Drew showed Maxine (my favorite sassy character) showed for each other in their play and in their lives outside of their dungeon were amazing. Drew who's an actor has this heart of gold that you instantly fall in love with. He is so attentive to Maxine's every whim in the bedroom...except for when she's pregnant then she doesn't always get her way. His gifts for her are so well thought out and he needs to give boyfriend / husband lessons to every man in the world because when they made Drew they broke the mold! I think my favorite scene in the whole book and there were many I absolutely loved was Maxine and the funeral but I can't tell you why because it would spoil it. I found myself laughing in so many places at the trouble that Maxine got in. The ending of the book was completely amazing and such a perfect epilogue. Juliet's characters (Ben comes to mind) are so very different and all have incredible depth. Having only read this book I don't know the backstories, however I plan on reading the rest of the series as well. This is such a wonderful read and Ms. Braddock is an amazing writer you smile, laugh, cry and punish right along with the characters all in a good way. You live the story and the world building is really incredible you can really see everything in your head and that's what I look for in a good story. This is an excellent book and I would highly recommend it even if you've never read BDSM books. It's a marvelous steamy read that will leave you begging for more.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Ouija Board
By Shelby White


When Alycia and her three best friends bought a Ouija board for some late night entertainment, they came in contact with something that defies all reason. They find themselves faced with questions that would make others run in fear. Delving into this frightening unknown, they soon discover they are dealing with a force more powerful than they could possibly understand. 

Enlisting some knowledgeable help on supernatural entities, they are introduced to a world they never thought existed. As they try to maintain the normalcy of their summer break and figure out how to rid themselves of this other worldly being they realize their lives will never be the same and that some games aren’t meant to be played with.


This was a riveting fast pace mystery. I loved all the characters they were all so well written. The story wraps you up in a trance and doesnr let you go until it's thrilling ending. It's a definite must read! Shelby is a very talented author an I really enjoyed this story.


Shelby White was born and raised in Northern California. At a very young age she fell in love with the arts and began writing short stories for fun in her spare time anywhere she could. As time went on she found her passion in Television and Film and the art of storytelling. She was fascinated with the stories, the lives that characters lead and the way that each story could be told. She soon found a way to combine her interests in high school writing film reviews for the local newspaper. This love of writing and expression through TV, Film and eventually in college working behind the scenes in theatre led her to pursue a Bachelors of Arts in Communications with a minor in Film Studies from the University of California, Davis. Shelby currently resides in Northern California where she continues to write and pursue the creative world around her.

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