Showing posts with label Adult Fantasy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adult Fantasy. Show all posts

Monday, December 26, 2022

Rise: Book one of the War Witch Saga by Cain S. Latrani


Genre: Adult, Fantasy
Source: I purchased a copy

WARNING; This book is full of erotic scenes.

I was asked to read and review this book. Let me make it clear that I do not usually read and review books that are erotic in nature. I was not aware of this at the time I agreed to read and review the book. I will not be reading any more in the series for this reason.

This was a hard book for me to review.  The writing itself is good. There is a great plotline, the world-building is awesome.  The story is reminiscent of Greek or Egyptian Gods.  In Greek mythology we often find the Gods playing with the lives of the humans as if it was all a game.  The characters, most who fall into the category of Heavenly Gods, or Demon Gods took on characteristics that reminded me of Egyptian gods.  You had a combination of characters you would not expect such as Trolls, Ogres, Werecats, etc.  Of course you have the humans within as well. 
The story opens with a young girl being hidden by her sister before she sees her violated and killed. She then sees her mother and younger brother burned alive in their house. The demon gods destroy everything they can. This young girl is saved by a heavenly god who saves her to teacher her to fight and bring vengeance on those who destroyed her village. Like I said the story line was great. What I didn't enjoy and skipped over was all the erotic scenes. I felt like the story would have been great if not for all of that. This is the first book in a series. No matter how great the story line I will not be reading the rest due the the sexual nature. I leave that decision up to other readers.


 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Robber Girl by Franny Billingsley



Genre: Middle Grades, Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy
Source: I purchased a copy


This is probably one of the harder reviews I've had to write. I absolutely loved this book. There are so many layers to it that make it hard to write about it. We have a young girl working alongside "Gentleman Jack" a known criminal. She believes he rescued her after her mother abandoned her. While trying to rob a stagecoach Gentleman Jack is caught. This young girl is taken home to the Judge's house. This is a house that has known sorrow. The judge and his wife lost their son and daughter to smallpox. As you read along you realize that things definitely are not what they seem.  The judge and his wife try to "tame" this wild girl. She communicates with her dagger who keeps reminding her how much Gentleman Jack has done for her. You know something is afoot whenever she begins to communicate with the dolls in a dollhouse the judge had made for his daughter. The dagger also doesn't like when she thinks she remembers things. It doesn't want her to remember.  There are definitely reasons Gentleman Jack has not named her. There are reasons she has been lied to for five years.   She is the only one who holds the key to what Gentleman Jack wants. Better than that she holds the key to who and what she is.  I tried to explain this to my students and had just as much trouble explaining it to them.  I recommend this one to everyone who loves beautiful language, fantasy and, unreliable characters.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Mythical Girls by Alex McGilvery


Genre: Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

I really enjoyed this anthology. All of the stories are about girls who find a magical object. I found it interesting that two of these stories had characters that found an object that was a version of Excalibur.  One of my favorites was a world where magic had been outlawed. When the young girl finds a magical bracelet and is found out, the bracelet is to be destroyed. Fortunately, it isn’t and the girl has to use it to help save her land.

One of my favorites was “An Unexpected Weapon” by Kandi J. Wyatt. Kandi has long been one of my favorite authors. Her story resonated with me for several reasons. Her main character had previously gone through a tornado that destroys everything she loved. Her character and her behavior when a storm comes up reminded me of a former student. Mallory had gone through a tornado over the summer while visiting relatives up north. The terror haunted her. Since we get a lot of storms in Florida she lived in constant fear. She needed to sit facing a window to watch the sky. I would have to have my students pull out a book to read and then sit and talk with her until she calmed down. Kandi’s character Karli reminded me of my student Mallory. Both of them had to face their fear to overcome it.

Each of these stories empower girls. Each of them has a relic of magic. There is a wonderful look at different cultures and beliefs through this book. I really loved how these authors demonstrated both the good and bad sides of magic. I highly recommend this book to all fantasy lovers.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Heavenly Vision by Koos Verkaik




Genre: Adult, Fantasy
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Nothing is what it seems, in this new, exciting Koos Verkaik novel… 
It starts with the finding of an old manuscript hidden in an old atlas of the Cape of Good Hope, around the year 1745. 

“Allart Vroom climbed down from the ship, and we stood ready to catch him,” wrote Captain Adriaen Kalf. “His clothes, his flesh, his bones pulverized in our hands. He formed a small heap of powder at our feet. Please, believe me—it is not, like someone suggested, the contents of broken hourglasses.” 

Jan Glas, an Amsterdam publicist, reads about a machine that could cause the end of the entire world! Of course, he wants to find out the truth about the remarkable manuscript! A long journey takes him to England and the USA. 

A peculiar man crosses his path - Wesley Dunn, Raso Preacher, Center of the Heavenly Vision, Franks Knight, Florida, USA. This man says that the world will be destroyed by ‘the Machine of Colton’, which is also mentioned in the manuscript that Jan found! Only a few people will survive – the true followers of the odd Mr. Wesley Dunn, and the Raso way of life! 

Murder, mystery and intrigue will keep the reader guessing as to what is going on. Is the world coming to an end, and if so, who will survive? 


My Thoughts:
If you like books that bounce back and forth between the past 1700s,  and the present then this is the book for you. It makes it a little confusing, but if you are willing to hang in there it all becomes clear in the end. In the past we have an old manuscript, in the present we have a machine that is said to be able to end the world. What are the connections if any between these two? The author has taken these two events and woven them into a story that will have you reading cover to cover just to find that connections. Once again this author has created a book that grabs you and forces you to read to find the answer to all of those questions you had at the beginning. I applaud him for this ability.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

All Father by Koos Verkaik



Genre: Adult, Fantasy
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

From Goodreads:
Peter Jonker has special gifts at his disposal. As a provoked, frightened child, he has come under the spell of master painter Poolman and his evocative, terrifying canvases. Poolman has spun gory tales about Wodan, god of the Germanic tribes, and the fearless Scandinavian berserkers. And now it seems Peter has seen the magic truth behind those sagas. In his agony he discovers unknown talents, and soon it is said he has the possession of immortal powers! Haunted by the fantasies of his youth, the adult Peter is going downhill, and in his vulnerable state strangers intervene trying to reach their own dubious goals by taking advantage of him. Wodan is looking for him and wants him to join the Army of the Dead - Berserkers who carry death and destruction... Peter's life becomes a choking nightmare. Is he responsible for the death of four people, or being set up by unknown forces? Brought under hypnosis, the horrible truth may come out... Koos Verkaik, born in Bolnes, near Rotterdam, is a prolific Dutch author of fantasy, science fiction and horror - a master at creating sensational work full of magic, horror, mystery and adventure! At the age of 16, Koos published the comic Scotty Clay in weekly Sjors, four pages every week. At 18, he wrote his first science fiction thriller, ADOLAR, during one weekend. He now he has over sixty titles in publication. After meeting Bill Thompson, editor of both Stephen King and John Grisham, in the USA, Thompson became very enthusiastic about the work of Verkaik, working together with Koos on several manuscripts. Sarah Book Publishing is proud to be chosen to publish Verkaik's All Father!

My Thoughts:

Peter Jonker has a gift. There are those out there who would take advantage of him and his gift for their benefit. As a young boy he was told the stories of Woden, god of the Germanic tribes. Now this god is hunting him? What is the purpose? Is it good or evil. There are murders. Is Peter responsible? All of these are questions you will find answers to when you read this fast paced book. The adventures just keep rolling in until suddenly you find yourself at the end asking, “Did I really just read that?” One thing I’ve noticed is that with this author we get a look at the gods of other cultures that we here in America may not be familiar with. I think it is this thirst for knowledge that has made his books so appealing to me.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Zanta Claus:There's a new Claus in Town by D.C. Little


Genre: Adult, Humor, Fantasy
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Zanta Claus is the perfect story to read to start off your Christmas Holiday. David Kringle is Santa's brother. He is a successful writer who has Santa's support one hundred percent. Unfortunately not everyone loves what he writes. His latest best seller has put some of the elves in a bad light. Martin has been named in several of his books. When it is time for his family meal with his brother and family, he learns just how upset Martin is with him. To say the ride was frightful is an understatement. But, David isn't going to let this ruin the surprise he has for his brother. He has finally figured out what he wants to do with his life and he sees it as a compliment to his brothers life. David wants to become the Zanta Claus. As Zanta Claus he will reach out to all of those children and adults who no longer believe in Santa. He gets his brother's support and takes it before the Fairy Tale council where he is granted a one year trial. He has one year to set everything up and make it work before he meets back with the council. I loved that everything was the opposite so as not to take away from Santa. David's outfit was black with red fur and his shop was setup in the South Pole. They didn't make traditional toys, they went more with what would get the attention of those who no longer believed in Santa.  Will he succeed?  You will have to read it to find out.

This was a super funny book. I kept picturing Tim Allen and Will Ferrell as I read. I could see this as a great Christmas movie. I loved that the author gave Zanta his start with what appeared to be a mismatched group of elves and reindeer. Like all "Hallmark" type Christmas story, there was even a love story to go with it. It is so fun to read that I found I was finished before I knew it.  I definitely will reread this each year because in my book it is just that good.  I am so glad I was asked to read and review this book.


Author's Bio
D.C.'s passion for life has always burned bright. His writing is directly focused on providng readers a break from the realities of life through moments of laughter and joy.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Overcome by Gabrielle Grace


Genre: Young Adult, Adult, Christian, Fantasy: 
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

I received a copy to facilitate my  review. The opinions expressed here are my own. This new author has a grasp on what it takes to be a great writer. Her characters are well drawn. Simon the main character is one you cheer on from the beginning. His best friend Derek is one I found myself going back and forth. between loving and hating. In my opinion, anytime a writer can make you love a character that you want to hate for their actions. they are successful.  The action scenes are just that, full of action. The reader goes from one conflict to the next. The tension is kept tight from beginning to end. I had to keep reading once I began it because I needed to know how Simon was going to handle situations. Would he be able to stay strong? Would he be able to keep friendships intact?  What happens when you have to make those tough life decisions?  I have to say I've known the author for several years. I knew this book was within her.  I knew she had talent.  I could never have imagined just how gifted a writer she is until I read this book.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Student Saturday: Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren



Genre: Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy
Student Reviewer: Sarah F.

When I checked this book out, I had imagined it to have a different plot line. I thought that Gabi and Lia would have had to find a different way to travel back, or they would've gotten kidnapped, or something.

there were some very inactive parts of the book, too. I wouldn't go so far as to say they were boring, but in some chapters, not many things happened.

But, my favorite part was the battle at the end. That particular section was extremely action packed and kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Overall, this was a very creative and fun to read book with humor and action, love and war. It also gives you an interesting insight of how the author imagined 14th century Italy to be like, If you ever get a chance to read this book, I definitely think you should.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Into the Aether by T.C. Pearce



Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Mystery
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

From Goodreads:
A scared teenager, Lara must battle her own inner demons … while being stalked in her nightmares by an all-too-real monster. She has only two options: run or succumb. 

A courageous woman, Cybil is doing her best to piece together a new life free of her abusive husband. She is cursed with confused glimpses into future events she may not be able to change—including her own death. 

An honorable warrior, and the reluctant leader of her people, August must undertake the familial obligation of protecting a seemingly ordinary high school teacher. If she shirks her duty, then the world will fall to a preternatural tyrant in search of a long-lost weapon of immense power.

Their stories weave together to reveal a mysterious supernatural world that hides just beneath our own. As chaos swirls among and around them, the three women must put aside their differences and act together, or watch two worlds collide in a deluge of fire and blood.

My Thoughts:
 If you are looking for a great fantasy with a mystery mixed in then this is the book for you.  The author is very adept at weaving all of the characters stories into one great plot.  The book is full of twists and turns. You think you have things all figure out and then there is another twist.  One thing that really intrigued me was Lara's ability to enter into other people's dreams.  I don't know why this is so fascinating to me but it is an idea I have always loved.  Check this one out and then prepare for the second book out in May.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mama Cried by Talia Haven


Genre: Realistic Fantasy
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

I have to say I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw how short the story was.  Talia Haven definitely has a gift for packing a lot into so little.  The story starts with Jenny and her friends swinging on the playground.   Her guardian, Azula come to get her.  She and her puppies go along with Azula to a building. I thought it strange that Jenny would ask her if she was going where all of the other children went.  At first I thought maybe she was being adopted. When asked what her last memory was, she replied, “Mama cried.”  It is at this point I realized she is dead. She is told she will enter and have to make a decision.  She is also told her puppies with be grown up.  What she sees, and what she remembers is so heart wrenching.  At first I thought it unfair for her to have to make the type of decision she had to make.  As the story progressed and came toward its end I knew it was right that she be the one. The ending was very satisfying.  I was amazed that the author was able to pack so much emotion into her writing.  I definitely will recommend her writing to others and will look forward to reading more from her.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Organ Reapers - Shay West



Genre:  Adult, Mystery, Fantasy
Source:  I received a copy to help facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

No one does time travel/portal travel like Shay West. We meet Tai and Keena who are young and definitely not from our world. They are harvesters. What are harvester?  They harvest the organs needed on their world from humans on earth.  Being a harvester is not only considered an honor, but comes with perks for the whole family.  Their religious beliefs don't allow them to take organs from their own deceased, and that is why they come to earth. One assignment is just too much for them so they decided there must be a way to stop all of the killings.

Eli and Ava are the two detectives stuck with this mystery.  These detectives have very realistic flaws.  Eli drinks too much, having caught his wife with the neighbor and then divorcing her.  Ava is a good balance to Eli.

Master Kelhar is the one sending out the harvesters.  But, is he just pure evil?  Is there a way to stop him?  Find out what happens when Eli and Ave join forces with Tai and Keena.  As always Shay West does an excellent job of story telling.  I would recommend all of her books. She did an excellent job of keeping the pace so that the reader sits on the edge of their seat waiting for the next event.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Last Confession – David Vermont

Genre: Fantasy
Source:  I received a copy in exchange for my honest review.

From Goodreads:
Of all the people who ever lived, surely Judas Iscariot, history’s most notorious betrayer, must be in hell. Or maybe not.

After watching the crucifixion of Jesus, Judas despairs over what he has done and fumes that the Messiah he put his trust in has turned out to be just another pretender like all the rest. The toxic mix of emotions is too much for him to bear and Judas commits suicide by hanging himself.

He is restored to life by the Devil and made into a vampire apostle. The Devil teaches Judas to manipulate men and history. He becomes a king, a general, a teacher and a blacksmith, whatever is needed to effect the outcome of history and move it towards the goal of his new master.

Each time he is ready to move on to his next incarnation he must drink the blood of an innocent victim to be restored to his youthful vigor. But despite his many powers and abilities Judas knows there is one thing he desires and cannot have. Finally Judas meets a laicized priest, Raymond Breviary, and tries to steal from him what he was denied two thousand years before.


 

My Thoughts:
This was definitely different from what I am used to reading. After Judas hangs himself, the devil brings him back to life. To stop the burning and torment from hell he is told he must drink the blood of a human.  This gives him power. Satan takes him from that time period and through many more to present day. He uses Judas to bring down those loyal to Christ. Judas is fueled on because he believes Jesus betrayed him by allowing himself to be crucified. However, you must read this book to see if Judas gets what he actively seeks for years. This is one of those books that as you read it you can’t stop. It has a great twisted ending.

About the Author:
David B. Vermont began writing when he was asked to author a series of articles explaining the Catholic faith on the popular blog 52 Prayers.  He now writes regularly about his faith as the leader of an online Bible study group.  The Last Confession of Judas Iscariot is his first foray into fiction. 
He is also an attorney and accomplished litigator.  He has a wife and four children and lives in Fairfax, VA.  
You can visit his website here.
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Life Lived Twice - Sherrie Wouters



Adult, Romance, Fantasy
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review
From Goodreads:
Some promises are made to last forever...
What if you fell in love with a stranger...but that stranger had come from your past, a past you never knew existed until the moment your eyes met?
When Tess Winters locks eyes with a stranger at an airport bookstore, it ignites a feeling of passion somewhere deep inside her that she can't explain.
Although the encounter is innocent and brief, the intensity of it lingers, leaving her overwhelmed by a yearning for the mystery man now consuming her every thought.
Struggling to break the powerful hold he has over her heart, Tess starts to experience strange but familiar dreams...dreams from the turn of the twentieth century of the charming Mr Addison Taylor.
As her dreams start to materialize into reality, and past and present begin to blur, Tess is forced to put the pieces of a forgotten time together, and soon discovers that love isn't the only thing that can find you after an eternity.
Captivating, mysterious, and romantic, Life Lived Twice will leave you wondering whether love is so powerful it could last more than a lifetime.


My thoughts:
Let me tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I watch two or three shows a week.  I read through the show I normally watch.  I tuned my husband and family out.  I didn’t check email or Facebook at all once I started this book. That is how good this book was.
As I started reading this book I felt the writing was almost lyrical the way it flowed.  Tess’s dreams keep taking her back to someone named Lylah and Addison. For years she’d had dreams.  Some of them left her feeling terrified, while others left her feeling somewhat confused.  After a chance encounter at an airport her dreams return. To her the dreams seem so real.  I think that is one thing I loved about this writing.  When in the dream with Lylah, I felt like I was right there with them.  There was such a passion about that time period that the reader can feel it. 
The characters are fleshed out and very believable.  There were enough twists that kept me reading from beginning to end. I don’t read very many romances because I don’t like what I call mushy, gushy romance novels.  This definitely was not one.  There was some suspense and trying to figure things out only to realize that the author had magnificently thrown me off the trail.  Some things I was able to figure out, and I believe the author did not try to hide those things from the reader, she just delayed their discovery, which made them pleasantly like hidden nuggets of gold, that the reader discovers along the way. The small supernatural element was written so as not to offend anyone.  I won’t say what it is because I’d rather you the reader, figure it out. I have to say I did not feel like I was beaten over the head with it.
The book leads you to a wonderful place, then throws the curve of all curves at you. Everyone has read books where the ending left you unsatisfied.  This book leaves you satisfied even though you may not like the ending.  The ending set things up so if the author got enough response she could continue it on in another book, and if not she could end it nicely the way it is.  I am glad to say at this writing the author is two-thirds of the way through the sequel.   In case you can’t hear me I am squealing with delight. I would gladly read and review the second book.
I would definitely recommend this book to all romance lovers who like the addition of a little bit of the supernatural.
Yu can check out the book trailer for this book here


About Sherrie:
A qualified Homeoeopath and Kinesiologist, Sherrie lives in country Victoria, Australia with her husband, and two daughters. She is currently working on the sequel to Life Lived Twice.

You can find her on:

Friday, March 28, 2014

First Light - Michelle Frost

 
Genre: Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 400
Source: I received a review copy in exchange for my honest review.

From Goodreads:
On the harsh militant world of Sindorus, where even colours are considered sinful, three people living very separate lives are about to have those lives change forever. As deceptions are torn away, and ancient secrets brought to light, they each must struggle to find the missing pieces to the puzzle...answers that will unlock their true destiny

My Review:
This is an awesome book.  We are introduced to the three main characters in the first three chapters.
We meet Idrith, a young man who lives in a monastery.  This was not by his choice.  Idrith, as a young boy goes to live with his uncle due to a scandal and death in his family. Life with his uncle is not easy.  He knows his uncle can't stand him.  He and his cousin Aztar become very close. They share secrets they would not dare tell anyone else. Idrith follows his father into the monastery. His father is well liked.  For Idrith it seems more like a prison until he meets Harmion and finds a secret room.

Daen's family owns land that once grew Rae trees. Rae trees are vital to Sindorous. As the trees have died they have started to raise milk giving animals.  Daen's mother died giving birth to her.  Unlike most women, Daen was raised  with many of the freedoms that boys had.  She was free to read more than others, climbed trees, and ask as man y questions as she wanted. This was great until she was promised in marriage so that her family land would always be hers. The nobleman's son she was to marry had great aspirations.  He definitely would not allow her the freedoms she had grown up with because that could cause a scandal. When her betrothed keeps putting off the wedding her future father-in-law sends her a slave girl as a gift. This girl is a big help to her ailing father. She also introduces her to Harmion who helps her with her art.

Aztar has one goal, to become a Controller before the age of 30.  Most people don't make it before age 40. He has attended the military academy and is moving up at a very fast rate for such a young age. Imagine his surprise when he is called in by the Zah-Riel and made a Controller at age 29 and given a secret mission. The one hitch is he must work with a southerner named Anachar. There are prejudices that abound between the people of the north and south. Aztar is beginning to overcome those prejudices as he works with Aachar.  A letter from his cousin Idrith, delivered by a friend of Anachars proves both worrisome and beneficial at the same time. The friend turns out to be Harmion.

It didn't take me long after I started the book to start making connections to other books. One of the things that is evident from the very beginning is that people are not to have anything to do with colors. They are not allowed to have colorful clothing or pictures, etc.  Everything is drab.  As a teacher I immediately thought of two books "Truesight" by David Stahler. This is about a society that is blind in so many ways following a leadership that only pretends to be blind to keep the people in line. The other book is called "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. In this society everyone does what they are told. No one sees color except Jonas who is being trained by The Giver.  He becomes angry when he learns the truth.  It is the same with the people in this book.  When they learn the truth they are called to action.

The lessons and themes in this book are many. The danger is everywhere.  Will the individuals  find common ground and find the connections that will bind them together, or will the darkness within the Zan-Riel cover them all?

This is a must read book.  I look forward to reading the sequel and anything else this author writes. I was so engrossed I finished the book in one day. Definitely a book I recommend to all fantasy lovers.

 
 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dracula In Love by Karen Essex

Publisher:  Double Day, August 2010
Pages:  384
Source:  Received complimentary copy from publisher
Genre:  Adult Fantasy
All opinions expressed in this review are mine.

The first words that come to mind as I read this book was sexual.  The plot seemed to be lacking in many areas. I found little in the way of romance between Mina and Dracula.  The sexual scenes were overdone and not in very good taste.  I felt as if the author was trying  to address too many issues in the name of history, such as, women's rights, psychiatry and asylums during the time period.  It set Mina up as a prim, proper and almost prudish woman whose best friends almost flaunted their looseness in her face.   I felt at times women were put down too much in the book.  I am aware of events and lifestyles during the Victorian period.
Growing up Dracula was one of my favorite characters.  The mix of evil seductive charm and charisma with the element of mystery is how I remembered him and this  made me pick up this book.  My earlier memories had no part in this book.  He almost seemed wimpy when he made his appearances.  I was very disappointed in this book.  I felt it had so much promise.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Souls of the Fire Dragon - John Wrieden

Publisher:  New Generation Publishing, 2010
Pages:  372 pages
Genre:  Dystopian Fantasy

This was a fun book to read.  I thought of a friend I lost this last year and how much he would have enjoyed this book.  The Souls of the Fire Dragon is a mixture of a dystopian and fantasy story.  We start out in a futuristic world where the government is run by the Patrician.  He has outlawed all magic, eventhough he himself posesses the ability to do magic.  He sets up "The Watchmen" which are nothing more than henchmen that do his ever, evil bidding.  The man character Akea is a dissatisfied computer programmer.  He wants to help his people but doesn't know how.  He goes to bed one night and wakes up in an alley being urged by a young girl to follow her.  She takes him to her uncle and when they shake hands her uncle realizes that Akea is actually a magician.  They travel across the border in search of a magician who can help him regain his memories, and most importantly train him to use his magic.  Akea meets up with a dragon and the two become married as they each have the ability to take the other's form.  They set out to free the people fromt he Patrician.  All of this is accomplished with the help of Fate and Chance.  I thought the use of "the gods" was very creative.  I quite enjoyed this book

Friday, January 8, 2010

Embellish - R.L. Sloan


Embellish – R.L. Sloan
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Pages: 237
Source: Review Copy

The premise of this book sounded so good. Solis is a young woman who continues to have nightmares about being raped as a child. When mysterious Nico appears the dreams stop. He seems to know so much about her. Her grandmother has been expecting him. She finds out that he had witnessed her rape and all he could do was shroud her in mist. She wants revenge against the people who violated her. It won’t be as easy as it seems. They have voodoo connections to the Priestess Aldicia. Solis decides to use her new lover, a vampire. After all he has watched over her as she grew up. This was just the right mixture of paranormal suspense and romance.