Sinjin by HP Mallory

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Vampires / 0 Comments

Sinjin by HP MallorySinjin by H.P. Mallory
Series: Bryn and Sinjin #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on November 3rd 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 254
Format: Kindle
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Abandoned on the battlefield by the people she calls her tribe, Bryn must face the fact that she is now playing prisoner to the Queen of the Underworld, who also happens to be her fraternal twin sister. As the days and months go by with no word from the Supreme Elder of her tribe, Bryn thinks her life couldn't get much worse. While Bryn bemoans her imprisonment, her sister, Jolie, is doing everything in her power to ensure that blood ties are thicker than they appear. Jolie wants nothing more than to befriend Bryn and teach her not to hate the Underworld, but to embrace it. But Bryn fights the very idea of becoming one with her enemies, although she can't help her attraction to a certain six-hundred-year-old English vampire, Sinjin Sinclair. Once Bryn is placed in Sinjin's care, she'll find herself battling the undeniable magnetism of the vampire, the one creature she abhors above all others. Sinjin's quick wit, his indisputable sex appeal, and the mystery that surrounds him all point to the fact that if Bryn falls for him, she'll be in over her head. But, as a warrior through and through, Bryn isn't the type to fall for anything, especially a handsome face. If anyone should be able to withstand the lure of the vampire, Bryn appears to be the likeliest candidate. Of course, looks can be deceiving...

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

This book is a good one and it’s the first book in this series. But also being a part of another series from the ending of the last book it starts with this book. I mean it starts off right where the other one stopped.

This book was really good and even more so then the other ones. Though I actually still like Jolie’s husband then Sinjin but the guy pictured on this book cover is pretty hot. I am pretty happy with this book. I couldn’t put it down at all and when I put it down finally it was at the ending of the book.

I thought that this book went by pretty fast much like the other books.

I got to admit though that I was pretty much hating myself when I was done with it. I didn’t want it to end and when it did I was pretty much sad since I so wanted to read the next one but there wasn’t any books at all.

I love this world that H.P. Mallory created since this is a pretty good world that I so want to be a part of. I will highly recommend this book to anyone.

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About H.P. Mallory

ABOUT HP taken from her website

Hi Everyone and thanks for finding me online!

I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author which means I’ve been able to cross off a couple of line items on my bucket list! Woo Hoo!

I’ve always been a huge fan of the paranormal, especially anything to do with spirits and hauntings.. I get super excited whenever they have those Twilight Zone Marathon days and anything ghost or vampire related will always get my attention. Have a cool ghost story? Contact me and tell me all about it!

My interests are varied but aside from writing, I’m most excited about traveling. I love learning about new places (especially haunted ones) and I’m a huge history buff.

I live in Southern California with my son, an enormous St. Bernard and a really cranky cat.


Serpent’s Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology, Paranormal, Paranormal People, Review, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Witches, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Serpent’s Kiss by Melissa de la CruzSerpent's Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: The Beauchamp Family #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Sphere on June 12th 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Kindle
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Alternate cover edition can be found here.
Just as things have settled down in the off-the-map Long Island town of North Hampton for the magical Beauchamp family, everything gets turned upside down once more when Freya's twin brother Fryr, or "Freddie" as he's called now, returns from Limbo with shocking news - that it was none other than Freya's fiancé, Killian Gardiner, who set up his downfall.He begs Freya to keep his presence a secret, even from their own family, but somehow the irascible Freddie is still able to conduct many affairs with the town's young lovelies from his self-imposed exile. Until he falls for the wrong girl.
While Freya tries to keep her brother from exacting revenge on the man she loves, Ingrid has her own problems. Her human boyfriend, Matt Noble, becomes entangled in a complicated investigation, and when the magical creatures at the center of it come to Ingrid for help, she has a difficult choice to make.
To top it off, a dead spirit is trying to make contact with Joanna - but does it mean to harm or warn the witches? All hell breaks loose at the family reunion over Thanksgiving, and much mayhem ensues, but when the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment is finally revealed, it may already be too late to staunch the poison that's been released by the serpent's kiss.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

This book is soo good. I know that I didn’t review the first book but I read the first book last year so I can’t exactly do that. But this book is soo good. It basically continues off with the end of the last book where Freddie is having Freya spy on her fiancé so that they could find his trident so that they can prove Freddie’s innocent.

But in doing so we find out a whole lot of things. This book series is a lot different from the television series, that even though has the same name, is not the same as the book series. For one Ingrid isn’t the same at all. A lot of is different and that is a good a good thing.

I love this book and even more so when we find out who actually took Freddie’s trident and is still around just not in the same year/time of when everyone else is. But this book is a good one and it’s just so good.

I will recommended this book to everyone that has read the first book. There is one other book and I so can’t wait to read it after I get caught up.

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About Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.


Mindsiege by Heather Sunseri

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Review, Romance, Series, Teen, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Mindsiege by Heather SunseriMindsiege by Heather Sunseri
Series: Mindspeak #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Sun Publishing on December 14th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: Kindle
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An intruder has seized control of Lexi Matthew’s mind, putting those closest to her in grave danger.
When someone snakes into Lexi’s head and threatens Jack’s life at Lexi’s own hand, she must quickly decide: leave Jack and the web of lies and controversial medical science behind in order to protect him, or stay and fight to regain control of her own mind but risk Jack’s life.
Before Lexi can choose, she’s immersed into the underground world of the International Intelligence Agency, where she discovers the world of cloning and mind control is much larger than she and Jack ever imagined and is growing bigger and more dangerous.
As the band of teenage human clones uncovers more of their supernatural abilities, a dominant force inside the IIA is at work to take over their powers. Can Lexi stop the person who has invaded her mind before the IIA captures them all, or will she sacrifice herself to save those she loves?

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!

Heather Sunseri is an author that I am starting to like very much. She is a good author and this book is a lot better than the first one. We learn a whole lot more in this book than we did in the second one.

I still feels bad for Lexi who lost her father in the first book since all she has left is her grandmother and mother left. The grandmother who barely remembers her and a mother that is basically nonexistent ever since she left them when she was young. Especially after the mother find out what her daughter actually is.

We actually found out a lot more about all of the clones that Lexi’s father helped created when they were younger. In this one the ending was a good one even if I really want to know what happens but I have way too many books to read right now to read Mindsurge.

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About Heather Sunseri

Heather Sunseri was raised on a tiny farm in the smallest of towns in thoroughbred horse country near Lexington, Kentucky. After high school, she attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and later graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in accounting. Always torn between a passion for fantasy and a mind for the rational, it only made sense to combine her career in accounting with a novel-writing dream.

Heather now lives in a different small town on the other side of Lexington with her two children, and her husband, Mike, the biggest Oregon Duck fan in the universe. When she’s not writing, she spends her time tormenting her daughter’s cat, Olivia, and loving on her son’s Golden Retriever, Jenny.


Mindspeak by Heather Sunseri

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Mindspeak by Heather SunseriMindspeak by Heather Sunseri
Series: Mindspeak #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Sun Publishing on June 6th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 396
Format: Kindle
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She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it.
Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts.
But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others.
After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide.
As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!

For this book I thought that it was going to be way different than what it actually is. See I thought it was just someone that was made in a lab and then put into someone to grow up as a normal person until her powers surfaced.

At least that is what I originally thought until I got to a certain point and I was reading a part that made me rethink my first thought of the book. I was actually surprised by that part and I didn’t mind really that I was wrong since that is a good thing to do. I love it very much.

This book is a really good book and I will recommend it to anyone. I will give it five stars.

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About Heather Sunseri

Heather Sunseri was raised on a tiny farm in the smallest of towns in thoroughbred horse country near Lexington, Kentucky. After high school, she attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and later graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in accounting. Always torn between a passion for fantasy and a mind for the rational, it only made sense to combine her career in accounting with a novel-writing dream.

Heather now lives in a different small town on the other side of Lexington with her two children, and her husband, Mike, the biggest Oregon Duck fan in the universe. When she’s not writing, she spends her time tormenting her daughter’s cat, Olivia, and loving on her son’s Golden Retriever, Jenny.


Irresistible Magic by Deanna Chase

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Fairies, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Irresistible Magic by Deanna ChaseIrresistible Magic by Deanna Chase
Series: Crescent City Fae #2
Series Rating: four-stars
Published by Bayou Moon Press on November 8th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Format: Kindle
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Finding the perfect dress can be hell... especially when a stranger tries to gun you down in broad daylight.
Void agent and magical baker extraordinaire, Willow Rhoswen has been anticipating her first date with Talisen Kavanagh since she was sixteen. After eight years of waiting, there are only two things that can stand in her way—an assassination attempt and a new game-changing drug.
Talisen's invented a new elixir that creates superhumans, ones that can rival vampire strength, and everyone wants it. Including the vampires. With Willow's life on the line, he makes a deal with the devil, while she's forced to accept the always-strings-attached protection from the most notorious vampire organization in New Orleans.
But when Talisen and his drug go missing, Willow will stop at nothing to find him, even if it means working with her vampire-ex, David. With souped-up humans, dangerous vampires, and more questions than answers, Willow has less than twenty-four hours to find him before everything changes forever.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

Another good book by Deanna Chase. This is another good book and I actually liked this one better. I mean Talisen and Willow are dating, I believe, don’t quote me on that.

I always liked books with faeries in them and this one is no exception. It is quite interesting especially with everything that we learned from the last book. We also find out more about Willow’s strange abilities that she got from her deceased twin brother along with the fact that she had a nephew as well.

I actually gave this book five stars because it was a much better book than the first one and that to me always seems to happen and this was once again no exception to that. And yeah it’s a good book. I will recommended it to anyone.

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About Deanna Chase

Deanna is a native Californian. After spending five years traveling in an RV, she and her husband moved into an adorable cottage in a small town outside of New Orleans. After about six months, Deanna was convinced their 1907 home was haunted. Late at night as she penned Haunted on Bourbon Street, she often heard footsteps throughout the old house. Luckily, the spirit appears to be harmless, as he/she has never done more than make a little noise and possibly smoke a few cigars. However, if the ghost ever shows up in a dream, you’ll be the first to hear of it. Smudge stick anyone?

When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, and making glass beads.